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  1. Hi, all! I'm a new SKP member. My wife & I are researching the purchase of our first travel trailer. So excited! We're going to be in the San Diego area this weekend (Nov 12-14-2021) and want to visit some RV dealers -- we'd like to walk through a few trailers. Any recommendations? Looking for a dealer with a large inventory of new & used travel trailers. See you at the RV Boot Camp in Castaic in December!
  2. Moab Utah is a great destination for many reasons. Multiple National Parks, BLM boondocking, mountain biking, and endless offroading opportunities. North and south of Moab there are many great opportunities for dispersed camping, Overlanding is very popular in the area as well. We talk about the 4x4 trails and easter jeep safari. We hope you enjoy this video and find value.
  3. Overlanding Moab Utah in a travel trailer has been a great experience. Our smaller Nash travel trailer has allowed us to find some smaller dispersed camping locations. In this episode, our digital nomad lifestyle takes us to a new free camping location just south of Moab Utah. This camping spot is tricky to get to. Starting at the lower main boondocking area where all the larger RVs are we head up the hill. This camp requires us to back down a steep hill, through a ditch, and on an off-camber section. Video might not do justice but this Overlanding camp spot was a tough one.
  4. Jesse A

    Moab Utah

    In this travel day to Moab Utah, RVing full-time with our new smaller travel trailer brings us to a remote off-grid boondocking spot. Free camping with a small trailer is the reason we downsized! We have been to Moab Utah many years ago to travel the White Rim Trail. This time we plan on spending a few weeks in the area. With our new travel trailer we plan on getting to more remote or Overlanding type boondocking locations.Taking our travel trailer offroad to this dispersed camping spot is a little more stressful than we thought. Thansk for watching.
  5. Overlanding Zion National Park is a very unique way to see the park. We start off by boondocking near Sand Hollow State Park and then make the short drive into Zion. It's going to be a good day on the trail. Our overland Ram is built exactly for this trail. It's good at everything but great at nothing. Using this ram 2500 as our tow rig, rock crawler, and overland vehicle allows us to see some pretty unique terrain. We have been to Zion National Park a few times but never seen it this way, meaning offroad. It seems like it's a different perspective getting out on the trails.
  6. RVing the Imperial Sand Dunes near Glamis California! In this video, we test out our new to us Nash 17k travel trailer, boondock at the Imperial Sand Dunes, and go offroading. ↙↙↙ RV living takes us to Southern California to explore the Glamis Sand dunes. We boondock near wash 6 close to the railroad tracks. Our new travel trailer does great but it has a few small issues we will work out over time. We take the prerunners out in the dunes and have a good time getting a few trucks stuck. We hope you enjoy this video, thanks for watching.
  7. New to the camper world.. tented for years and this TT is really starting to get on my nerves... It cools on LP but no on electricity. I unplugged it from the shore power and the refrigerator light came on with battery power. I plugged it into shore power unhooked the battery and the interior refrigerator light came on again. I checked the fuses inside on the fuse panel all of the fuses were good. I checked the two glass tube fuses on the refrigerator control panel located in the picture they were both appear to be good. I don't know how to use a multimeter (please don't judge me πŸ˜‚) any ideas or advice is GREATLY appreciated...
  8. The DW and I are going to be starting our fulltime lifestyle here in a couple weeks. We are having and estate sate and putting the house up for sale on Sept 21. That is the day we are moving into our TT. We have been dreaming about the fulltime lifestyle but due to some things outside of our control we have the chance to do it now. We currently live in Western New York and plan on staying around here for as long as we can for doctors appointments and such. My question is we have a Jayco 245RLSW that we are starting out in and I am worried about freezing our water lines. If we keep the heat going in the trailer how long can we stay. I am thinking that temps overnight might drop into the high 20's but in the 50's during the day. Any help you guys with more experience have would be greatly appreciated
  9. BeckyG

    BeckyG

    Hello! I am new to owning a "camper". I have always tent camped. I bought a new 2021 Jayco travel trailer. Single axle. I've been given lots of advice of do this or that. I feel like it sways alot. An experienced large camper owner agrees. However, I've also been told that my frame should not be drilled to connect anything to and that I do not need any kind of stabilizer bars for such a small trailer. Any advice here? I'd like to decrease the bunny hopping and sway and not compromise the integrity of the frame. Thanks!
  10. http:// located in North Carolina. FYI we will be traveling to Hutchinson, KS in October. $300 https://genyhitch.com/product/boss-torsion-flex-10k-drop-hitch/ I bought this hitch for our old travel trailer which we no longer have. We don’t have room and are selling many items. Much of the stuff for sale is on Facebook marketplace.
  11. We just bought a Ram 2500 diesel mega cab and are wanting to add a camper cap on the back for storage and the dog crate. We have a larger sized dog and she does not like to sit, just stand or lay. I don't think there is going to be enough room with the kids and her in the back seat for long drives. We will be towing a travel trailer. Our plan was to get a camper cap, have the truck window open into the cap so the cold air could get to her, maybe have a fan there to help draw the cold air in. I know people who have let them just free stand in the back (within the bed/cap), but I worry about accidents, so she may be in the crate (it's big enough for her to stand in and move around). Has anyone else done some thing similar? What cap would you recommend? Do you loose use of your backup and cargo cameras? Thank you!
  12. Hi everyone! We just joined this group and are excited to be here. We are planning on going full time for a year starting in June 2020. We are stopping at Mt. Rushmore first, then Colorado, and over to Yellowstone area towards the end of July. I'm having a hard time picking a good site for a pull through (this is our first truck and first RV), with full hook ups (need electricity for remote work and kids), pet friendly for our dog (68 lb greyhound). Does anyone have RV parks/campgrounds near Yellowstone? Thank you! Sarah
  13. https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/-5006221691 One Owner. Purchased New. Great Condition. We are located in East Blue Hill, Maine.New set of Goodyear Endurance tires installed 2/8/19. Purchase price includes Husky Centerline W/D hitch.Asking $26,900 If interested we can provide pictures of the inside. KING BEDTOY HAULERDRY WEIGHT: 7,720LBSLCD TVGARAGE SIDE RAMPAM/FM/CD PLAYER/BLUETOOTHELECTRIC FIREPLACEBUNK BEDSOUTSIDE SINK & RANGEELECTRIC STABILIZER JACKSLCD CONTROL PANELPULL OUT COUCHLED LIGHTINGPOWER AWNINGLP/ELECTRIC FRIDGEARCTIC PACKAGE FOR COLD WEATHER CAMPINGGAS/ELECTRIC WATER HEATER COMBOAir Conditioning, Two 12V Deep Cycle Batteries, Bunk Beds, CD Player, CO Detector, DVD Player, Exterior Speakers, King Size Bed with underneath storage, Country Sink, Stainless Appliances, Rear Ladder, Stabilizer Jacks, Medicine Cabinet, Microwave, Outside Kitchenette, Oven, Overhead Cabinetry, Power Awning, Propane, Refrigerator, Roof Vents, Shower, Side Ramp Door, Skylight, Smoke Detector, Spare Tire Kit, Stove Top Burner, Tinted Windows, Porcelain Toilet, Wardrobe, Water Heater, Ducted Furnace, 2 Slides
  14. Recently I saw the question posted on facebook, "Can I install a household shower head in an RV" The answer of course is yes. they both use standard pipe fittings as well as the faucets in the kitchen and bathroom. I decided to get a shower head that is not labeled for RV use and see what happens. I was completely underwhelmed, it was just like I had put the factory shower head back on. So now I'm back in the comfort of my oxygenics. Check it out if you have some time!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXr6jFOMVVk
  15. So I'll be honest with y'all... I'm a newbie to RVing, a newbie to full-timing, AND even a newbie to towing a travel trailer (or towing anything at all really! yeah, I know, gasp!)... but I'll be doing ALL THREE in about 4 weeks. I went through RV Online University already, and I'm graduating from Escapees Bootcamp tomorrow at the Escapade in Sedalia, among other classes I've completed, so I think I've done as much video and word-of-mouth and classroom educating myself as I can at this point (and I do have an in-person driving class tentatively scheduled for my trailer pick-up date too). However, there are several very specific electrical and security-related mods that I want done to my travel trailer (it's a tiny econo-20-footer, FYI), and I am looking for recommendations from people who have had mobile RV tech work done in Arizona and can vouch for the both the trustworthiness of the tech and the quality of the work they had done. As a solo female, I really find it critical to educate myself ahead of time and get as many recommendations as I possibly can, never really taking the first, second, or even 13th person's word on anything... because... I mean... it's a wild world out there (even if you aren't Cat Stevens). And traditionally, I was never the used-car-dealership-savvy-type, if that says anything about my vehicle acumen. I didn't even know it was possible to negotiate the price of the very first USED car I bought (as a lowly Air Force enlistee). So I just paid them what they asked. Yeah, I know... cringe, cringe, cringe! And yeah, I do know a *bit* more now. I know enough to be skeptical of everything, at least. But I also know that there are some really good people in this group. So please, help a girl out if you can? So to be honest, the potentially most expensive mobile tech work I'm looking to get done (and I don't have an unlimited budget) include: a solar panel array (160 watt x 3) + inverter (3000 watt pure sine) + replacement battery bank (200-300 Ah lithium ion bank) install (and making sure that the wiring is compatible with all of the existing appliances) so I'd need someone who can do all of that... on a 20-foot travel trailer (roof space is at a premium, but I really don't want to do portable/foldables, and I think the 3 160s would fit, even if with brackets to raise them above some of the roof structures/appliances). Also... a smaller matter... but an RV-specializing locksmith... I want to put a deadbolt on my door, among a few other security-related things. Any recommendations in that regard, whether in AZ (maybe near Tucson or Phoenix)... or even better, in Indiana near Nappanee, would be great! Thanks for reading! Any constructive comments are much appreciated!
  16. My husband and I are in the market for a travel trailer....this will be our first RV purchase EVER! We live in the chicagoland area and interested in hearing about some dealerships nearby (we are willing to drive a couple of hours). Most important is a reputable dealer with a decent service department. We are looking to purchase a travel trailer that is 30'-33' long with a decent bedroom (preferably a walk around bed) we do not like the bunk rooms nor do we need it...we would like to sleep 4-6, have a nice common area and an outdoor kitchen. Our price range is $20,000-$30,000. We just can't narrow down our choice, I think mostly because we just don't know enough. We happened upon a sweet couple at an RV show recently and they recommended we look up this discussion forum. Any help here would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Janine
  17. Hi and thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions! My husband and I have a 22' travel trailer, 3200 lbs dry. I don't know the GVWR since it's a trailer from the 80s and I can't find this information about it (but I'm assuming 5000 might be a safe estimate?)! We're looking to buy a tow vehicle for it; this will be for full-timing in the trailer. We've already done a lot of research and read lots of opinions, but it seems like much of the advice is geared towards folks hauling larger trailers. We started out thinking about trying to tow with an SUV, but read some scary stories of people flipping while towing with SUVs. I see lots of recommendations for 3/4 to 1 ton diesel trucks. My question is: is this really the best way to go, even with as smaller trailer like ours, or would something like an F150 (or possibly a larger SUV like a Tahoe/Suburban) work just fine? We're buying used and budget is a factor, so we really don't want to pay for more truck than we really need. Top priorities: 1) Safety: I'll be driving and I've never towed anything before, so I don't want to worry about sway, flipping over, being underpowered, etc. 2) Ability to get us anywhere: we plan on traveling all over, and we love Colorado, so it needs to be able to handle the trailer in the mountains! I know a lot of this depends on specific ratings for specific vehicles, but I also feel like I see a lot of people basically saying that just because a vehicle is rated to tow a certain amount doesn't mean it is a good idea, or that it will be able to tow this amount up hills etc. Anyone have any recommendations, advice, stories of similar situations, words of encouragement, ... ? Thanks!
  18. Anyone else using Verizon Unlimited and liking it? Yeah it's not truly unlimited in every way, but it still is a home internet replacement for me without issue. I made this video in my apartment, but I am weekender currently when it comes to RVing, and am out every weekend primarily at the same campground, but out to different parts of the country around me regularly.
  19. Last week I saw the question asked on a Facebook group, β€œ How long does it take to pack up camp and leave?” I decided to film and time my tear down as I had to move anyway and these are my results. Some video got corrupted so I could not make the video I was hoping for so no need to watch the entire thing but if you do Thankyou!
  20. Here is a quick tip for winterizing that RV fridge if you have the same handles I do https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ-1YfREYj4
  21. I recently installed two Battle Born lithium batteries and an Ames 2000 watt inverter charger into my travel trailer. Here is how it looks all finished up minus the parallel cables for the two batteries, Here is my real world usage for those batteries anybody else using these batteries, I am a big fan. I will no longer carry a generator 2-4 day boondocking trips.
  22. Temperatures are getting chilly overnight, I have a tip for those of us without heat pumps. This allows me to use electric heat and or catalytic heaters that sip propane to warm the entire coach.
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