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RE: Slide don't work

How good is your battery. Many slide systems will not work with a battery in poor condition; sometimes even when plugged into ac power.
PackerBacker 10/24/14 05:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Entry Door Hinges

Greg, Have you tried soaking them with a rust penetrant? Mine were very stiff and I freed them up by using some rust penetrants and lubricating oil. They now swing easily. Yeah, I agree. I spray mine with Jig-A-Loo every couple of months. They do have a tendency to squeak or tighten up.
PackerBacker 10/21/14 01:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: New here...campgrounds that do not allow campfires

I believe Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach does not allow campfires nor do Myrtle Beach Travel park. You may get some better answers if you tell us what part of the US you want to camp in. after all it's more than 2 thousand miles across. We're allowed campfires at Myrtle Brach Travel Park.
PackerBacker 10/15/14 02:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Why aren't slides built with a "pitch"

Mine pitches slightly away from the trailer. Same here.
PackerBacker 10/14/14 01:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Nexus cards

Thanks for the replies. We had our interview and here is the official decision directly from the Nexus people. Entering USA, Nexus lane can be used but not while towing our car. Two lisence plates confuse the system. Entering Canada, Nexus lane can be used even while towing car. Whirlpool Bridge, Niagara Falls, is Nexus only, apparently it will not accommodate a motorhome. There could be other rules at specific crossings that we were not made aware of. I guess each crossing works with their own set of rules. At Champlain NY which leads onto I87, we got chastised for not using the Nexus lane with our coach and toad. The security snaking in the road after the border was making it too difficult to handle all the obtuse angles using the Nexus lane so we used a regular lane. You would have thought we had killed someone by the agents reaction. ... Eric
PackerBacker 10/13/14 07:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: What is wrong with my slides?

We have a seasonal campsite in upstate NY and also in South Carolina where the RV just sits for months at a time. As a routine, I run the slides in & out about once a month and lube the systems as required twice a year. The big issue with sitting in one place is the battery(s). If you are plugged into 110v all the time, you need to check the water level about every 3 months or so and topped it off as required. My experience with an RV battery plugged in all the time is that it likely needs replacing about every 5 years or so otherwise the slides may not extend or retract.
PackerBacker 10/12/14 06:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Nexus cards

A Nexus card can be used in any land border lane. Not all dedicated Nexus lanes will accommodate a large coach. Lakeside It would be good to know which lanes do not accommodate a coach, do you have any info on the ones that do not? According to the U.S. Border and Customs Security folks that we met with in Champlain NY, all the lanes are supposed to be the same size at the entry security posts in accordance with Homeland Security. ... Eric
PackerBacker 10/12/14 06:33am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Nexus cards

Haven't heard that one. From my observations from the BC/Washington side, Nexus lanes are not RV friendly and would be difficult to manuver through. The US crossings have a designated RV lanes. Here in the east there are no designated RV lanes and all the security guide posts leading into the lanes are all the same width.
PackerBacker 10/10/14 05:57am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Nexus cards

We used the Nexus lanes with our coach all the time and also with our current TT. You can use the Nexus lanes with whatever vehicle you are crossing with as long as everyone in the vehicle have Nexus cards.
PackerBacker 10/10/14 05:54am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Awning needs a good cleaning

I use MrClean Magic Eraser for my awning, works great! :C
PackerBacker 10/02/14 10:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Another Atwood Helium Refrigerator Question

I guess my frig door is alright then. Looks exactly like mine and also the Norcold one I used to have. :C
PackerBacker 09/30/14 07:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Another Atwood Helium Refrigerator Question

They push out to keep the fridge doors from closing shut while not in use (storage).
PackerBacker 09/30/14 10:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Myrtle Beach during Christmas

Really it is a******shoot. Most often it is warm enough to just wear sweat shirts. There is still a lot to do, with the shows, And going to Broadway, and Barefoot. That time of year is one of our fav times. That's been our experience also. I can count on one hand the number of days that I can't wear shorts but often need a light jacket in January along the ocean.
PackerBacker 09/29/14 10:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stabilizer jacks

Pretty much any 18 volt drill will work fine. Years ago I had a 12 volt one but it sometimes lacked power to bring the jacks all the way up.
PackerBacker 09/29/14 07:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Question on Myrtle Beach Travel Park

We'll be back at MBTP a next week, it 's where we spend our winters. No golf carts in the campground unless you have a DMV issued handicap tag/hanger on your daily driver, you must have a valid driver's permit and proof of insurance. The folks that live in the villa sections can have golf carts. We've been going to MBTP for many years. There's a lot of activities, it's close to restaurants, shopping and many attractions. We enjoy the fact that they do not rent golf carts since we are walkers.
PackerBacker 09/28/14 01:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Vent Covers and Slideout Awnings

Vent covers for sure but I'm not a fan of slideout toppers. I took mine off on our previous RV, it was a real nuisance at the beach the first winter we were there. Didn't want them on our current trailer.
PackerBacker 09/28/14 01:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Campground search tools

I use AllStays Camp & RV app. It has short descriptions, GPS coordinates, links to park websites, RVpark reviews, etc, and has filtering that lets you look for specific types of campgrounds (as well as Warmarts, LP, etc. I use it also, great app and the only thing I rely on now.
PackerBacker 09/23/14 05:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: LT vs ST's - Canadian Tires cries "Illegal!".

And so the thread is hijacked by an argument over driving in winter. The argument really started with Canadian Tire making calls about what they interpret as illegal...If someone wants to put 2 winter tires on the front (not that I agree LOL) or LT tires on a trailer, or fix a screw on a tire, Canadian Tire shouldn't make judgement on what they think is legal or illegal. They can maybe say its company policy, but not that it's illegal...unless you got the law book in your hand... It's really a province to province decision since it's typically highway code that must be followed.
PackerBacker 09/17/14 11:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: LT vs ST's - Canadian Tires cries "Illegal!".

Actually our snow tire law in Quebec is ironically not because of snow, it's because snow tires provide a softer tire that responds better in very cold weather. They provide better braking and control under severe cold conditions. That's why we have the four tire rule. ... Eric
PackerBacker 09/16/14 09:58am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: LT vs ST's - Canadian Tires cries "Illegal!".

Got the same song and dance when I tried to buy two snow tires for wifes car from CT,Four not two or we can't mount them. See ya. Don't know about the legality but if your wife's car is front wheel drive, I agree with CT. Here in Quebec four snow tires is the law; you cannot have two only. ... Eric
PackerBacker 09/16/14 05:40am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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