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Forum: General Chat 02-22-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jim Bennett
The vast majority of our camping is boondocking,...

The vast majority of our camping is boondocking, where we are away from campsites, stores, electricity and so on. This is what boondocking is, camping in the boondocks. A far cry from my...
Forum: General Chat 02-22-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jim Bennett
Cindy, didn't you just sorta define glamping, at...

Cindy, didn't you just sorta define glamping, at least as I know it? ;)

This is all good though, do whatever works best for you. We all come into camping from different backgrounds and have...
Forum: General Chat 02-21-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jim Bennett
Nice trailer, but much to big for our touring...

Nice trailer, but much to big for our touring needs. Even my Escape 5.0TA is fairly large, but my overall towing length will be about 12' shorter, and 8" narrower. I do not have a problem with towing...
Forum: General Chat 02-16-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,228
Posted By Jim Bennett
People, please take time to review the Community...

People, please take time to review the Community Rules. These have been built with purpose in mind. Political discussion pretty much always turns nasty, as there are a lot of differences of opinion....
Forum: General Chat 02-12-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,169
Posted By Jim Bennett
I am young, only 62, but the steps really offer...

I am young, only 62, but the steps really offer no issue. 3 steps is way less than I deal with regularly at home. But, we all have our own preferences and desires to different features of all the...
Forum: General Chat 02-12-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,169
Posted By Jim Bennett
I fail to see any logic to this, did they have...

I fail to see any logic to this, did they have any good facts as to why they said this? The tow limit is the same regardless of hitch type. Owners manuals and specs would let users know the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-08-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,442
Posted By Jim Bennett
Just send Arturo there an email, and he will...

Just send Arturo there an email, and he will gladly give you a quote. I really like the one I installed on my daughter's trailer, and so does she, very light and easy to use.
Forum: General Chat 02-06-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,169
Posted By Jim Bennett
To start with a fifth wheel is a trailer, just...

To start with a fifth wheel is a trailer, just sayin'. ;)

What it comes down to with the difference to a 5th wheel and a bumper tow trailer bears completely on what works best for yourself, as...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-26-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,989
Posted By Jim Bennett
Here it is. I have found the 240W of panel does...

Here it is. I have found the 240W of panel does most of our needs and keeps the batteries topped up daily, often by noon. Only on a couple of heavy overcast and rainy days when battery was used a...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-26-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,989
Posted By Jim Bennett
Where did you hear horror stories associated with...

Where did you hear horror stories associated with the ETFE panels, like the ones Lensun sells? In my vast research I found none. Some on older styles though.

I did do a writeup on the Escape...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-25-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,989
Posted By Jim Bennett
For reference, the majority of solar panels are...

For reference, the majority of solar panels are around 18V, not 12. The solar controller adjusts, basically PWM discarding what is above the charge coils drawn at the time and MPPT converting it all...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-25-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,989
Posted By Jim Bennett
This is a great way to do it. I know AC...

This is a great way to do it. I know AC electricity quite well having built electrical substations for 14 years when younger, but needed to learn the intricacies of solar. It is quite simple but...
Forum: General Chat 01-16-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 976
Posted By Jim Bennett
I couldn't imagine heading camping without our...

I couldn't imagine heading camping without our dog, and if sitting is needed have used rover.com with great success.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-14-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By Jim Bennett
I made a good Loonie sized ding in my trailer...

I made a good Loonie sized ding in my trailer which was pretty much limited to the gelcoat. I did as John suggested and got some from Escape, which they provided for free. It was a 500ml pop bottle...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-11-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,442
Posted By Jim Bennett
Here are some shots of the Shady Boy awning I...

Here are some shots of the Shady Boy awning I installed on my daughter's Trillium. The poles are not necessary, but do as some stability.
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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-04-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,442
Posted By Jim Bennett
I removed the ugly track and filled the holes...

I removed the ugly track and filled the holes earlier when remodeling it.

www.shadyboy.com
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-04-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,442
Posted By Jim Bennett
I put a Shady Boy on my daughter's Trillium 1300....

I put a Shady Boy on my daughter's Trillium 1300. It works great, was easy to install, is light, as and not expensive
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 01-02-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By Jim Bennett
No problem using acetone for work on the cured...

No problem using acetone for work on the cured resin on our trailers, which is what the gelcoat is. Manufactures, including Escape, use it to clean up the trailer after production. It really does...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 12-27-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,232
Posted By Jim Bennett
The tanks stay mounted to the trailer, and I use...

The tanks stay mounted to the trailer, and I use a low pressure quick connect plumbed right in to the trailer propane after the regulator. Escape will provide this, as do many other
RV...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 12-24-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,232
Posted By Jim Bennett
I use two 20 lb tanks held in the propane storage...

I use two 20 lb tanks held in the propane storage area of my trailer. Never run out of both tanks, and always have good propane from my low pressure quick connection. No more of those environmentally...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-19-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,342
Posted By Jim Bennett
I have used many a Coleman stove over the years,...

I have used many a Coleman stove over the years, and by far my favourite for built and cooking capability was a white gas one I have many, many years ago. All the other propane ones were dependable,...
Forum: General Chat 12-19-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,834
Posted By Jim Bennett
Mike, that new trailer looks great. After talking...

Mike, that new trailer looks great. After talking for quite some time with Derek in Winnipeg last year about it, and seeing how keen he was on the whole concept, it is sure great to finally see it. I...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 12-07-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,795
Posted By Jim Bennett
While there are ways to connect to the high...

While there are ways to connect to the high pressure bottles on the trailer, and I have some this lots in the past, using a low for the last 10 years is for me a WAY better method. No extra tanks of...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-30-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,763
Posted By Jim Bennett
Had a bunch of snow in the trailer before hordes...

Had a bunch of snow in the trailer before hordes on reno waste was thrown in, including a lot of drywall scrap from boarding a good part of the project. So, in order to not let the snow melt and form...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-29-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,763
Posted By Jim Bennett
I have had the same feelings, but for the most...

I have had the same feelings, but for the most part think it comes from folks not used to dealing with snow and winter. If I was to have the same fears it would make for a miserable half the year....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-28-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,763
Posted By Jim Bennett
LOL, though a solution that would work best for...

LOL, though a solution that would work best for many, it would sure make it tough for me to get to a work site and bring all my tools. :)

We are getting a fair bit of fresh snow daily the last few...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-24-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,856
Posted By Jim Bennett
I put a Shady Boy on my daughter's Trillium 1300....

I put a Shady Boy on my daughter's Trillium 1300. Real easy to install, and looks and works great.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-21-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,763
Posted By Jim Bennett
I have had very little trouble with big rigs when...

I have had very little trouble with big rigs when towing in any condition, dry, wet, or icy. They tend to keep near the speed limit, though do slow some when conditions are poor. I know, I've done it...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-20-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,763
Posted By Jim Bennett
I am curious as to why you think this, Walt. Is...

I am curious as to why you think this, Walt. Is it something you regularly do?. I have never used anti - sway, let alone in winter. It is only needed for when sway is present, and I load so this...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-20-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,763
Posted By Jim Bennett
The use of chains is needed in some cases. I...

The use of chains is needed in some cases. I never calculated the number of kilometres I have towed in snow and ice, but it has been well over 100,000.

I used chains on tractor units towing large...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-19-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,763
Posted By Jim Bennett
With my truck, the winter tires give me a horde...

With my truck, the winter tires give me a horde more traction on bare pavement that is down near freezing or cooler, especially when starting out when towing.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-19-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,763
Posted By Jim Bennett
There is nothing I do with respect to the trailer...

There is nothing I do with respect to the trailer regarding towing in the snow, just the tow vehicle. For the most part, I would not consider towing in the snow without the proper tires.

I have...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-19-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,763
Posted By Jim Bennett
I know you don't think so, but I do have an idea...

I know you don't think so, but I do have an idea what I am talking about, along with a horde of experience. Sorry you feel it was bad info I gave to the OP, but it does work well for me, year after...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-19-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,763
Posted By Jim Bennett
I tow in the snow all the time. I use winter...

I tow in the snow all the time. I use winter tires on the truck, and use care when driving, especially when slippery. On real wet slippery snow I usually wait.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-31-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,278
Posted By Jim Bennett
I have removed the two repeated posts, as it will...

I have removed the two repeated posts, as it will only create two conversations at the same time, on the same subject. It is also part of the Community Rules to not post duplicate threads.

Do not...
Forum: General Chat 10-30-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,244
Posted By Jim Bennett
This is not true, at least in the majority of...

This is not true, at least in the majority of dogs in that the cannot be trained not to bite later. They can all be trained to not bite, though the earlier, the easier it is. But I know of a few dogs...
Forum: General Chat 10-29-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By Jim Bennett
Great, fun video. :)

Great, fun video. :)
Forum: General Chat 10-27-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,244
Posted By Jim Bennett
I do this with good attitude and intention...

I do this with good attitude and intention sometimes. Mostly folks just don't care they have not trained well, but a few times they have gladly let me work with them and show how to train in the...
Forum: General Chat 10-24-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,244
Posted By Jim Bennett
I feel the same. What bothers me though is those...

I feel the same. What bothers me though is those that group all dog owners in this group. The vast majority of dogs I know personally are very well trained. There are a few though. :reye2
Forum: General Chat 10-24-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,244
Posted By Jim Bennett
No dog it too big to control, the fault of any...

No dog it too big to control, the fault of any dog misbehaving in any manner is that of the owner. Some are just too lazy to properly train their dog, and others feel that it is not that necessary.
...
Forum: General Chat 10-20-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,388
Posted By Jim Bennett
Growing up in Canada has made me really...

Growing up in Canada has made me really appreciate cooler, at least not super hot, weather. No way I could camp in the southern US in summer, I would definitely melt. :eek: :D
Forum: General Chat 10-20-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,388
Posted By Jim Bennett
As long as we have a wide variety of RV type...

As long as we have a wide variety of RV type people, we are going to get many differences in what kind of gear is needed to use our RVs. Using as much respect others as one can possibly do is what is...
Forum: General Chat 10-20-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,388
Posted By Jim Bennett
I have had to edit a couple posts where either...

I have had to edit a couple posts where either generator or solar enthusiasts were being a bit insulting of the other group. You have every right to your position, I just ask you please keep your...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 10-10-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By Jim Bennett
We sent that snow down to you guys as we really...

We sent that snow down to you guys as we really did not want what we got yet. Still need to do the acrylic coat on my stucco this year. :)
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 10-08-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By Jim Bennett
The plate I used did have a long set of #10 wires...

The plate I used did have a long set of #10 wires coming from it, I just assumed they all did.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 10-08-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By Jim Bennett
I am not sure what you meant by the nuts, are...

I am not sure what you meant by the nuts, are these the MC4 ports. The MC4 connectors from the panel leads just plug into the two ports just as they would to any other MC4 connector. What is nice...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 10-06-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By Jim Bennett
I used the GoPower Cable Entry Plate 2 1/2 years...

I used the GoPower Cable Entry Plate 2 1/2 years ago, and all is still great with it. I did use some butyl tape under it, then sealed the edges and rivets with Dicor roof sealant. I highly recommend...
Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 09-30-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Jim Bennett
Duane, once you clear it, it will not show any...

Duane, once you clear it, it will not show any further that day, and will not be seen when viewing posts.

Heck, I get it too, and a second to clear it once I have looked at it if I wish to, and...
Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 09-29-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Jim Bennett
This is an ad that does go towards funding this...

This is an ad that does go towards funding this site. It is a regular daily screen. Easy to dismiss it for the day if you click on the X. If it looks blank, it is definitely because of an ad blocker...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-25-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By Jim Bennett
There is nothing unsafe about operating the...

There is nothing unsafe about operating the fridge on propane on the go, just turn it off at labelled tunnels and on ferries.

In the vast majority of cases, and without some upgrading to the tow...
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