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Forum: Boondocking 04-12-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,470
Posted By Vitaver
No solids on the black tank? Why any liquids...

No solids on the black tank? Why any liquids then, they are easier to ‘dispose’ in the wild, besides TP flying is not a pleasant sight, no wonder the decoration. From my diving days I remember...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-06-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By Vitaver
ProPride hitch and Ford’s Backup Assist

I finally got it dialed in, and it works. The basics are in the below, but not quite.

https://app.hubspot.com/documents/2219373/view/118066563?accessId=c2c22d

It makes a vague reference to all...
Forum: Boondocking 04-06-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,949
Posted By Vitaver
Rate Limiting Step? Thanks

Can you please elaborate on that RLS maps/guides? I googled it and found nothing relevant... Thanks!
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-05-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Vitaver
Compare

Thank you. How do they compare in terms of water ‘wasted’ before it reaches a minimum of 90F? Do they fit in the same space? How involved is the replacement? Do they work with the same VC juice...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-04-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,800
Posted By Vitaver
I had muy PP3 installed by a dealer who never...

I had muy PP3 installed by a dealer who never installed one before, so I was the learning opportunity. Besides the obvious, I would install it wherever you can have your iPad along and with the sun...
Forum: Boondocking 04-03-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,949
Posted By Vitaver
Public lands

Thank you, and I stand corrected. Both Federal and State lands account for just about 40% of all land, public lands. https://www.summitpost.org/public-and-private-land-percentages-by-us-states/186111...
Forum: Boondocking 04-03-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,949
Posted By Vitaver
Dispersed Camping, boondocking on NFS, BLM or ACI

About half of US mainland territory is owned by us and managed by the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management or the Army Corp of Engineers (corrections welcomed!). For whatever your reason to camp...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-03-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Vitaver
The problem I find with the tankless on-demand...

The problem I find with the tankless on-demand water heater, like the one on my GT23 2021, is that one needs to run (waste) at least one gallon of precious water before it reaches 90 F. Is anyone...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 03-27-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 26,877
Posted By Vitaver
Price

I got a GT23 2021, put a thousand miles on her and I am selling it, shortly will list on RVTrader as soon as I take pics of the interior. I am getting a GT27, need more space. Impecable. List of...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 03-27-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 26,877
Posted By Vitaver
2021 GT 23 available now - Denver.

I got a GT23 2021, put a thousand miles on her and I am selling it, shortly will list on RVTrader as soon as I take pics of the interior. I am getting a GT27, need more space. Impecable. List of...
Forum: Boondocking 03-18-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By Vitaver
Interpretations of boondocking

Not necessarily roughing it up. There is the pleasure of enjoying nature surrounded with just the one/s you chose, the absence of annoyances, etc. You know, different things for different people.
Forum: Boondocking 03-17-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By Vitaver
A large and heavy generator makes is difficult to...

A large and heavy generator makes is difficult to steal, but also for me to move it, rather impossible. Then there is the issue of how fuel efficient they are, as we need to carry that as well. For...
Forum: Boondocking 03-17-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By Vitaver
Thanks. I boondock mostly in the West, up and...

Thanks. I boondock mostly in the West, up and down the Rockies, AZ, NV
Forum: On The Road... 03-16-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,928
Posted By Vitaver
Is not the dog, is the owner. Is not the baby, is...

Is not the dog, is the owner. Is not the baby, is the parents. The adults are responsible and accountable. We go to nature for its bounty in landscape, flora and fauna. Hint: dog is fauna, just like...
Forum: Winter Living 03-16-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,613
Posted By Vitaver
Attitude: the difference between an ordeal and an...

Attitude: the difference between an ordeal and an adventure. Yes, winter on an AS is doable, even enjoyable for the ‘right’ person, and a nightmare for others. I spend 2 1/2 winters on two...
Forum: Boondocking 03-16-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By Vitaver
How much juice to run 2 ACs on generator?

I have a Honda Handi 3000 which works great and keeps my one AC running, no problem. I am getting now a GT27 with two ACs. No idea how many KW I need out of a genset. I realize starting each AC...
Forum: On The Road... 02-26-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Vitaver
Another reason for sway to unhappy ending

Lift kit not secured. The cause for an unfortunately experience was uncontrollable/uncontrolled sway initiated probably by moderate wind gust, but exacerbated by a lift kit, installed at an AS...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-23-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 26,877
Posted By Vitaver
Great videos showing the new GTs at the Airstream...

Great videos showing the new GTs at the Airstream DFW site, thanks to the member suggesting them!

Can somebody detail how the winterizing is different from traditional process on them?

It...
Forum: On The Road... 02-21-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,811
Posted By Vitaver
Jumping into the communal swimming pool to...

Jumping into the communal swimming pool to complain about all ‘those people’ there? BLM, Forest Service and Army Corps of Engineers' land covers about 50% of America with excellent, free, uncrowned...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-21-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,501
Posted By Vitaver
Just ordered a Tuson from etrailer to install now...

Just ordered a Tuson from etrailer to install now on my GT23 and when it arrives, move it to my next AS, the GT27. PP3 hitch. Will report on my experience with that combo. Yes, suspenders plus belt,...
Forum: On The Road... 02-21-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,811
Posted By Vitaver
My pet peeve is dealers that would push to sell...

My pet peeve is dealers that would push to sell you a TT that exceeds the limits of your TV, with a sh**ty hitch to bot. That is for first time buyers, like it was me a decade ago. Hook you up and...
Forum: On The Road... 02-18-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Vitaver
The thread shows good arguments for all the...

The thread shows good arguments for all the components, correct loading, right hitch, virtues of hitch, automatic sway control by TV and even the sway control acting on the TT tires. Question is,...
Forum: On The Road... 02-17-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Vitaver
Placed this on another thread yet is very...

Placed this on another thread yet is very consisten to this conversation. Any thoughts on this, in addition to truck sway control, sway hitch (one or both)?

Electronic sway control system helps...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 02-17-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Vitaver
Discussing this kind:...

Discussing this kind: https://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Distribution-Hitch/Tuson-RV-Brakes/335TSC-1000.html
Electronic sway control system helps correct sway in trailers with or without weight...
Forum: On The Road... 02-16-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Vitaver
How is an ‘asymmetrical’ sway control hitch...

How is an ‘asymmetrical’ sway control hitch different than the Blue Ox or Pro Pride? The advantages?
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 02-16-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Vitaver
Trailer brakes electronic sway control

Anyone with experience with those? Not the control (break) of the TV but the TT tires.

If so, how do they cooperate with each, the truck brake control and the hitch sway damping?
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-14-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,769
Posted By Vitaver
Delivery checklist

One is provided by AS and is included on the paperwork you get on the canvas bag. In my experience, no dealer goes through that list with the buyer, but you can insist they do. I suggest you do. ...
Forum: Trailer Values 02-14-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,746
Posted By Vitaver
Opportunity cost

Depending on one’s situation (age, health, wealth etc) many commodities, including an AS assign a personal/at the time different subjective value to the opportunity to get it on the spot, or wait. I...
Forum: On The Road... 02-14-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Vitaver
PP3, does it leave room behind the TV to open the...

PP3, does it leave room behind the TV to open the Leer door up, and back ‘door’ down, maybe extend the truck’s sliding bed? Anyone knows the distance between TV and the jack? It is very convenient...
Forum: On The Road... 02-14-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Vitaver
On I70 east-bound Denver to Dillon, CO there is a...

On I70 east-bound Denver to Dillon, CO there is a reservoir that is frozen and at any time one can see from the highway that there are 10 or more vehicles (cars, SUVs, pickup trucks) driving through...
Forum: On The Road... 02-14-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Vitaver
Damping, stand alone or combined?

Do you leave the TV anti sway assist on while using the hitch’s similar system, both working combined/in tandem? There is literature suggesting to disable one or the other. Very interested in your...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-11-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 26,877
Posted By Vitaver
The 30 footer FC Office seems very nice, pity AS...

The 30 footer FC Office seems very nice, pity AS did not release that model on the GT line, it wold become popular. I for one would get one. Had a FC27 once but once you go GT is hard to go back
Forum: On The Road... 02-08-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Vitaver
Thank you, I absolutely will.

Thank you, I absolutely will.
Forum: On The Road... 02-07-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Vitaver
Would you use both, the anti-sway built into the...

Would you use both, the anti-sway built into the truck and the WDH with bars (or the PP)? Ford dealer (not a good source for advice on this matters, in general) advices against it.
Forum: On The Road... 02-07-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Vitaver
I admit complete ignorance on the use of a CAT...

I admit complete ignorance on the use of a CAT scale. Are those the stops for commercial trucks on the roads? Love, Flying J etc stops have them? Do you drive to them, unhitch and weight TT and TV...
Forum: On The Road... 02-06-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,928
Posted By Vitaver
Or here :)

Somewhere in Colorado, park with two lakes. Only neighbors were souls in kind, had dogs and wanted them to enjoy nature free of leashes.
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-06-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By Vitaver
Did you get any guidance from Bauer? Please...

Did you get any guidance from Bauer? Please share when you do. Thanks!
Forum: On The Road... 02-06-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Vitaver
... and for the lazy amongst us...

I read and re-read your posting and find it very educational, a bit over my head I am afraid though but what you described as chain of events actually happened to me recently and did not ended up...
Forum: On The Road... 02-06-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,928
Posted By Vitaver
Alternatives and poop

An alternative that I happen to enjoy is to visit the parks during the low(est) season, if open of course. Then you can walk your dog anywhere, even off leash, as often my dog and I are the only...
Forum: On The Road... 02-06-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Vitaver
More info on the Hensley Arrow pls

Did ProPride buy Hensley out or they remain independent companies/products?

Can you please give us some more info on the Arrow, ease to install, hook, dial, etc?
Forum: On The Road... 02-06-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Vitaver
Yes and a tip

Yes about the bow effect with Blue Ox, every time. As for adjusting with chains the solution (for me) has been to raise the jack all the way, even lifting the bed of the truck, not the tires from the...
Forum: On The Road... 02-06-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Vitaver
When the other “S” happens... seconds count

If you are lucky or expert enough that never had an accident with the TV/TT combo, glad for you and may the Highway Gods always be with you!

Others have not been so lucky and... you can take my...
Forum: On The Road... 02-06-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Vitaver
White knuckle moments to remember

Comfort level varies, interesting is when it crossed yours. What do you do to bring the rig to a straight line in the lane you follow?

Some suggest just letting go of the gas and quickly add,...
Forum: On The Road... 02-06-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Vitaver
Hitch Selection

Understanding that a correct match exist between TV and TT, the connecting point will be the hitch. There is almost a cult following to some brands and it would be beneficial to know the...
Forum: On The Road... 02-06-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,660
Posted By Vitaver
Sway. Before, during and after.

Sway, how to prevent it, what to do when it gets past comfort level and what to do immediately if results in disaster is a topic that certainly was addressed in many threads and will be a major...
Forum: Trailer Values 01-15-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,746
Posted By Vitaver
The thing about the economy (and everything else)...

The thing about the economy (and everything else) is that if you wait long enough, everything will cycle. On the big toys’ values, not limited to Airstream’s or SOBs. I looked through IWS into a...
Forum: Winter Living 01-11-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,613
Posted By Vitaver
YMMV but camping in snow can be magical. Solutions:

Installed 3 12V heating pads, 2 under fresh tank, 1 under gray tank, none under black on the advice of AS technician who insisted is not needed, those are square and larger pads but similar to the...
Forum: Winter Living 01-10-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,613
Posted By Vitaver
It can be done. Did it, again and again.

The precautions I listed in my above posting. If safety is the priority, one can stay at home or join a Colette Tour, seat in the bus and sleep in cheap motels (did that too, but don’t tell).
Forum: Winter Living 01-10-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,613
Posted By Vitaver
All season camper

Tank and elbow warmers working out of 12V are one way of keeping all from freezing. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MUC7XI5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 For the elbows and...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 01-07-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,769
Posted By Vitaver
Removing door?

Can you please elaborate/illustrate us on that modification? Sounds interesting.
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