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RE: What is it with campgrounds nowadays?

We primarily stay at KOA's when traveling. I've never been turned away or experienced the 'only site left' phenomena. We've even been accommodated in overflow sites twice while stopping overnight on long weekends; both campgrounds were filled to capacity. Maybe we've just been lucky.
PackerBacker 05/29/15 12:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Survey-How do you reserve?

Only ever reserved for holiday weekends. Other times we just show up because we never know exactly where we'll end up; I hate giving in to a schedule! :E
PackerBacker 05/29/15 07:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Adirondack Mountain Camping

Come and visit Ausable Chasm campground where we camp, there's lots to see and do in the area including the Chasm hikes and rafting. http://www.ausablechasm.com
PackerBacker 05/28/15 05:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Empty Hot Water Tank

Only drain our's when I winterize.
PackerBacker 05/28/15 05:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Leaving hot water tank turned on

When we're camping our's is on all the time when plugged into ac power. When we're boondocking on propane, we just leave it on for showers etc... but then shut it off when hot water is no longer needed.
PackerBacker 05/28/15 05:08am Travel Trailers
RE: How do you carry water hoses?

Store our's drained and the ends attached in a open Rubbermaid container. I leave the top off the container to prevent mildew. Holy Cow!! A moderator and I agree on something. The sun will probably come out this afternoon. :B :C
PackerBacker 05/27/15 04:53am Beginning RVing
RE: If a tire blows.....

I had four good tires on our race hauler years ago. Going to a track early one morning, temps were cool and pressures were good. The right front tire blew and it caused the right rear to shred. I was able to keep it on the blacktop but I it took both lanes on my side of the highway to get it under control and stopped. Not fun!! I was just lucky that I did not hit anything or roll the trailer, there was no skill involved at that point, just luck! I would never venture anywhere at highway speeds on 'iffy' tires, it's just not worth it. As mentioned, check our sources for some good used tires if you don't want to go new.
PackerBacker 05/26/15 12:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Neat folding trailer

Neat design but I imagine it gets hot inside. My thoughts exactly, like living in a hothouse.
PackerBacker 05/26/15 10:00am Travel Trailers
RE: How do you carry water hoses?

Store our's drained and the ends attached in a open Rubbermaid container. I leave the top off the container to prevent mildew.
PackerBacker 05/26/15 09:46am Beginning RVing
RE: Oppose slides

Those are Schwintek slides on Winnies. They use a rail system that requires power to the small motors mounted at the top ends of both slides. Once you hit the button, you should not stop the movement part way or you risk them going out of synchronisation. With this in mind, I would put out each slide individually because they need all the power they can get, especially on the way back in. You want to mitigate any opportunity for 'stalling' especially if your battery(s) is a bit low. I have them on mine also and I put them out one at a time.
PackerBacker 05/26/15 07:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Ordering parts / accessories

The vast majority of stuff we need, I am able to find at Walmart.
PackerBacker 05/25/15 05:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Cooking in the TT

We do not different than we do at home. If it's nice out and we're having 'grilling' food, we cook outside; if we're having 'stove top' type food, we cook inside on the stove or in our toaster oven. Never had a cooking odor issue in any rv we've owned. :C Just on a side note, we don't poop in the kitchen! :B
PackerBacker 05/25/15 05:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Making up bed

We pull the mattress back to where we can reach, then make the bed and slide the mattress back in place.
PackerBacker 05/24/15 05:06am Beginning RVing
RE: North Carolina Ocean Campgrounds.

..... Green Bay fan perhaps? :) Big time! :C ... Eric
PackerBacker 05/21/15 05:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: North Carolina Ocean Campgrounds.

Try this, it's part of the Allstays websites; http://www.allstays.com/Campgrounds/North-Carolina-campground-map.htm
PackerBacker 05/21/15 01:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Backing up made easy

I grew up backing up tandem hay wagons; it didn't always work, but as a teenager, it was sure fun trying! :C
PackerBacker 05/21/15 01:20pm Towing
RE: Bears ignore workplace safety

I have to admire that bird going for a bear! Probably knows that the bear can't let go!! :B
PackerBacker 05/21/15 11:17am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Real world numbers

Depending upon where we are going and what we are doing, we'll add 600 lbs to 800 lbs.
PackerBacker 05/20/15 06:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Ammo OK?

... and with that, I'll close the thread.
PackerBacker 05/19/15 11:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Do you grease the bars?

On my Equal-i-zer I only grease the socket areas of the hitch/head assembly, I grease nothing that touches the bars themselves.
PackerBacker 05/18/15 06:06pm Towing
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