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    20v battery tire inflator

    I just bought myself a wireless trimmer that uses those 20v battery packs. (Black and Decker). Anyway I'm checking to see what else I can use the battery for and came across the tire inflator. My question how well does something like this work on camper tires without it being "plugged in"...
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    Need ideas…Curtains for 5th wheel windows

    My brother has asked If I could make curtains for his 5th wheel windows. He would prefer to still keep that decorative top part you see on most travel trailers. So I’m thinking the curtains will have to somehow hide up under that thing. Had anyone made something like this and if so how did...
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    New awning…should I or shouldn’t I

    Bear with me, my accountant brain has to analyze everything that costs a lot of money. Currently I’m using a 12*12 heavy duty tarp as my awning. It’s still going strong after many seasons although starting to leak and getting worse, the worst part, it is a world class pain to thread it on the...
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    Sometimes I’m reminded…

    Sometimes I’m reminded how thankfull I chose a popup with my current suv. I love camping in the mountains and I found a new place I wanted to try 7 hours from home. I know to those near the Rockys these “hills” are nothing, but I can tell you my suv was saying otherwise on one hill. This hill...
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    Is that camping

    Considering this subject was brought up earlier thought this was fitting...[:D]
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    Importance of weight distribution

    Very interesting video I saw on you YouTube about weight distribution.
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    Off topic_tow vehicle flooded

    Just reaching out to get some ideas. When I came back from a trip right as I was attempting to put my trailer back in storage the sky opened up. Like someone just opened a zipper in the sky and whoosh! My car door was wide open while I was out trying to judge distance [:I] Anyway my tow...
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    Oh oh! Did I wait too long

    My boss come up to me in a panic on Monday saying She is never going to get any work done this year. I kind of gave her a blank look and she replied “just look at the calendar“ before storming off. I look at the calendar and now I’m freaking. But for a totally different reason. i didn’t make...
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    Spring opening

    I love and hate my first camping trip in the spring. Because my camper is in offsite storage I usually don’t get a chance to open the camper before my first trip. So I’m usually always afraid to open the camper yet the same time excited I finally Get to go out. It’s almost like every spring...
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    My mother will always share my campfire

    Today is a sad day. My mother passed away today of breast cancer. To those that knew her she was a very sweet and friendly woman. She went out of her way to make people feel welcome and enjoyed chatting with everyone she met. She loved camping and often could be found at other people's...
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    Toilet vent on Travel trailer

    Hi all I’m reaching out to you all Travel trailer owners for my brothers new to him Rockwood Ultalight 2005 He found a circular vent on top of the camper above the toilet. He asked what it was and I told him it was the toilet vent. Unfortunately there is no cover on it and he asked if it’s...
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    Short trip Kiptopeke State Park

    I just came back from a short 3 night trip at Kiptopeke State Park on the Virginia Eastern shore. It was my first time there. The trip was mainly just to get away for a quick breather. (Helping take care of mom). This trip was kind of last minute so just grabbed what ever I could find...
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    Screen tents similar to the clam/gazelle

    I know a few of you have the screen tents that are similar to the Clam/Gazelle type screen tents. I was helping my dad shop at Costco and saw an equivalent for a good deal and started really thinking about them. I already have a coleman quick setup screen house with the sloped sides and tiny...
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    How did I forget

    I closed my camper early in the season last year as finding available campgrounds was impossible. I have since temporarily moved to my parents house so I can help them deal with mom’s cancer. I got the call for my covid shot back home and decided why not kill two birds with one stone. So took...
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    Solar charge controllers

    I need help figuring out what charge controller I should upgrade to and something that won't break the bank. I currently have a cheap mppt 20 amp controller that came with my 100watt solar panel. I can hardly read the screen as it's way too small and wanted room to upgrade to a second panel...
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    Cades cove, GSM and solar

    In October I'm going to camp at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky mountains. So to say I'm going to need to use a little furnace. I have a solar panel to charge the battery. However when I camped at Elkmont up there, the leaf cover was so thick it was dark even during the day. I've never been to...
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    Car alarms just a rant

    I went camping at a national park. All was well during the day. Last night a car alarm went off at 10pm, 12am, 3 am, and again 5 am. No clue if it was the same car, all horns sound alike. Heard a chorus of chirps from every other car except for the one who's alarm is going off. Seriously...
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    Making the most out of it

    I have to keep my camper in outside storage. There are a number of rules, but I had to "bend" a rule a tad. If I don't open the camper all the way, no bunks or slide out out and don't bring my car in the yard I can air the camper out. After a very wet and rainy camping trip airing out was...
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    Not having much luck

    Our parks have finally opened up a few weeks ago, but I couldn’t go because of work. Finally got work to settle down where I can finally escape for the weekend. However everything within a few hours from me is booked solid every weekend For the next month or two. I finally found one place...
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    Looks like everything is on hold

    Looks like everything is on hold for me. My brother dumped an entire litter of kittens on my doorstep. No way I can think about going camping untill they all find homes. Apparently his cat snuck out and got pregnant. He got fed up with them and threated to dump them on the side of the road...




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