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Old 10-30-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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Just finished my third trip second to TRF dry primitive camping and learn a few things. The furnace will run about 12 hours before running down the battery. Need to remember to recharge during the day. Second a small camp heater will really warm up the camper fast, even with the ceiling vent cracked open and the camper will hold its heat for a couple of hours, at least if the temp is in the upper 30ís. Even at low speed 5-10 mph will cause the door under the microwave come open on rough roads. Need to look into a method to keep closed off road. A frames get lots of attention which is a nice way to break the ice with neighboring campers. Leveling blocks are not the easiest way to level a camper need to invest in a better solution. And the door of the camper is not quite big enough for a fully armoured knight to go through, pretty sure that is not an issue for most campers. On same note make sure to remove WarHammer before entering the camper.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:43 PM   #3
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Just finished my third trip second to TRF dry primitive camping and learn a few things. The furnace will run about 12 hours before running down the battery. Need to remember to recharge during the day. Second a small camp heater will really warm up the camper fast, even with the ceiling vent cracked open and the camper will hold its heat for a couple of hours, at least if the temp is in the upper 30’s. Even at low speed 5-10 mph will cause the door under the microwave come open on rough roads. Need to look into a method to keep closed off road. A frames get lots of attention which is a nice way to break the ice with neighboring campers. Leveling blocks are not the easiest way to level a camper need to invest in a better solution. And the door of the camper is not quite big enough for a fully armoured knight to go through, pretty sure that is not an issue for most campers. On same note make sure to remove WarHammer before entering the camper.
Have you tried goin in sideways?
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:45 PM   #4
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I used to use a 2x10 about 2 feet long with a 2x6 under one end then have my wife watch the side to side level unit it was good then have her kick in a chock while still hooked up.

With the 2x10 on a tilt you have some play, block flat on the ground never get you level side to side.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:46 PM   #5
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You need this.....love mine BAL Light Trailer Tire Leveler - BAL 28050 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:40 PM   #6
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We like using these:
Tri-Lynx 00015 Lynx Leveler for RV Leveling Block with Nylon Storage Case,(Pack of 10) : Amazon.com : Automotive

btw, Hilarious notes about armor/door size and War Hammer!
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:24 PM   #7
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Thanks that looks like what I need going to order one before my next trip over Thanksgiving.
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We like using these:
Tri-Lynx 00015 Lynx Leveler for RV Leveling Block with Nylon Storage Case,(Pack of 10) : Amazon.com : Automotive

btw, Hilarious notes about armor/door size and War Hammer!
Renfaire camping is always interesting should see the wife trying to get her hoop skirt through the door.
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Just finished my third trip second to TRF dry primitive camping and learn a few things. .... Even at low speed 5-10 mph will cause the door under the microwave come open on rough roads. Need to look into a method to keep closed off road. ....
We have had good luck with a small (7-8") bungee cord stretched between the upper and lower metal vents over the microwave door. Before that, we would sometimes find the turntable plate on the floor after towing.
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...And the door of the camper is not quite big enough for a fully armoured knight to go through, pretty sure that is not an issue for most campers. On same note make sure to remove WarHammer before entering the camper.
Good grief! Are the mosquitos that bad where you camp?!?!
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