I think there has been quite a bit of confusion on the MaxxFan that I'm asking about. To clarify for everyone, I was asking about the MaxxFan NOT the TurboMaxx. The TurboMaxx is the fan on the outside, while the MaxxFan is nearly identical to the Fantastic. In fact, at a glance, its not easy to distinguish between the two units that I have, other than the MaxxFan is digital and the Fantastic is analog, and of course they each have their brand name on the fan blades.
Both units I have are covered by a MaxxAirII cover.
They both have reversible direction. I will go out and listen to them to see which is louder. The MaxxFan seems to have more speed options, the Fantastic only has 3. Both are covered with MaxxAir covers.
As part of the deal on our new camper, I had the dealer & manufacturer include "2 Fantastic Fans". On delivery day we found that the unit had one MaxxFan and one Fantastic fan. At first glance we liked the look and controls of the MaxxFan first. They appeared to do about the same thing, so we accepted it.
My question to everyone is, should we go back and complain or are they really about the same? Any terrible or wonderful experiences with either?
Lots of good ideas so far.
I think we would like to see Boston, and probably camp in each state for at least one night if possible.
I'm not sure what else we may want to see as we dont know the area. We are up for just about anything from great nature trails, to theme parks, to just checking out a small town. We love seeing what makes different areas of the country special. In other words, what can I see in New England that I wont see anywhere else?
We do want to spend some time in maine and in the mountains too!
We all have passports and hope to travel into Canada if there are interesting places to see up that way. Maybe New Brunswick or Nova Scotia, not sure if we could make it all the way to Prince Edward Island, but maybe.
We just bought a new RV and will be picking it up soon. I dont think there will be room to keep this one at the house so we're going to have to look for someplace to store it.
Does anyone here have recommendations on a good place to store RVs near St Pete or in Pinellas County?
We appreciate any recommendations.
Thanks for all the replies and congratulations everyone.
To answer a few of the questions asked here:
We did get the LX Package, and I think that it has the high gloss sides, I know it has the front cap.
We do know that the fridge can't be opened when slide is in, and that was one of the few things we didnt care for. We didn't think to try the bathroom door with the slide in, but thought of that as soon as we got home.
We have slide awnings being installed now along with Fantastic Fans and MaxAir vents and hope to take delivery in about 3 weeks.
As for why asking about feedback since we already bought it. Technically we haven't bought it until we pick it up in 3 weeks.
Looking forward to taking it out for new adventures. Hopefully we'll get a week at spring break and a trip or two before then to try it out.
We're starting to plan our summer trip. This year we're hoping to venture up to New England and maybe into Canada. We have 3 young kids (all under 8). During the week we like to stay at parks that have WIFI that have activities for the kids and on weekends enjoy something more remote.
None of us have been to New England before or NorthEast of the Adirondacks in NY. Can you make us some recommendations on places we should visit, routes we would take or avoid, or campgrounds that are nice?
We would appreciate any input.
We went to the Tampa RV Super Show this past weekend, with the intent to purchase a new Travel Trailer, but only if we found one that met all of the requirements we had. This would be our 4th RV so we felt we had a really good idea of exactly what we wanted and what we didn't. We go to the Tampa RV Super Show every year and its always HUGE and always a lot of fun. However, this was the first time we went looking to buy. Its a completely different experience! Its so very stressful trying to sort through all the models there, find what you like, research, and compare and deal with all the salesmen; especially at a show that size.
After a long weekend of searching and deciding we chose the KZ Spree 329IK. It met all of our requirements and then some. We really love this brand new floor plan and all it has to offer. At first we were a bit leery as we didn't know much about this brand, but after reading we feel much better. The 2 year warranty was really surprising and reassuring as well. We really liked dealing with Arrow RV, and having a dealer so much closer to the house.
Looking forward to all new adventures in our new TT! Now we're starting to plan our summer trip, and probably as many as we can squeeze in between now and then! Hopefully we'll be able to keep this one for many more years, it seems everytime we buy one we say that, bu then our life situation changes (like having more kids!).
We also have to say good by to our beloved Keystone Passport, which we've taken probably more than 15,000 miles around the country!
Any feedback good or bad on the KZ Spree is welcomed.
We stayed here again for a total of 4 weeks this summer. We love it! While its no longer a Jellystone, its in about the same condition with nearly the same amount of activities. The only thing missing is all of the Yogi appearances, and the evening movies & hayrides (but they still do both on weekends). We looked at other parks in the area, and feel this one stands out against all of them as the nicest. We will likely be staying there again next summer.
We have a 2005 Chevy Silverado crew cab 2500. We love the truck but we would love it more if it had one more seat. There are 5 of us, and if we want to bring one more person we're forced to bring a second car which is a pain.
Does anyone know of a way that you can remove the center console and add a seat? And any idea what this may cost? I think there was an original option to have 2 bucket seats with a fold down seat in the center. This would be perfect for us.
I appreciate any input or feedback or direction on where to look.
Where would be the best place to get the alignment looked at? An RV Dealer? A trailer shop?
How would it get out of alignment? How would an axle get bent?
Our back tires on the TT always appears to be angled slightly, the tires more than the wheel itself. I guess I always assumed that it was pushed one way or the other depending on the angle you were pulling or backing it, as they were pushed sideways when turning.
The tread yon the inside of me rear TT tires is very worn. Center and Outside are in very good condition and so are the front tires. I believe this is from the way the back tires slide during backing and tight turns.
Is it possible to swap the front and rear tires on the same side of the TT or should it be swapped with the front of the opposite side?
Wow, Lots of good questions, let me try to answer each below.
1) How much exercise does she get in a day?
Typically when camping we try to get a good hike of 1 - 3 miles with her before leaving her alone. Whereas at home, she's left alone frequently, but doesn't get any "formal" exercise. Though she is allowed to run around our yard for a bit here and there. She is normally a giant couch potatoe at home, especially when its hot. We commonly refer to her has our living room speed bump.
2) What kind of training does she have and what kind of maintenance do you do day to day on that?
She has little "formal" training. We found she learned unbelievably quickly from just watching the shepherd. He seemed to "teach" her everything, it was quite amazing. She does well off leash on voice commands, and is very obedient. She will sit, stay, lay down, go in the other room, on command. She knows not to be in the room when people are eating. She was housebroken faster than any other dog I've ever seen, she knew how to use a doggy door from before 10 weeks.
3) Does she have appropriate and attractive things to chew when you're gone, such as a stuffed kong, a nylabone she likes or?
She has never been much of a chewer and has never played with toys, though we have tried dozens. About the only thing she'll chew is the little rawhide chewees. We had about 1/2 a dozen of them and the rawhide sticks in the camper. I'm going to pickup another brand or flavor in addition to what we have.
4) Is she an anxious dog or does she have a history of separation anxiety? What have you done about that in the past?
She is nervous when its raining or thundering. But when we've left her in the camper, its been neither. At home she's nervous about thunder, and we dont do anything. The only time she's been destructive at home is when she's confined to a small bathroom (only when soaking wet after swimming at inappropriate times). Though after giving it more thought, I can probably think of a handful of times that she has chewed a kids cardboard book or even one ocassion years ago, where she chewed our bed sheets, which caused us to leave the bedroom doors closed when we're not home ever since.
Doug, can that medicine be acquired over the counter? If not, how would I go about it, as I'm hundreds of miles from home and my vet. I dont think he can call in a prescription to CVS for me, can he?
We have an 9 year old Akita. Previously she used to travel with us quite a bit, but over the last few years she hasn't been.
Always when she traveled with us before, our German Shepherd was with us and they were always great in the camper, whether we were there, or had to leave them for a few hours. The Shepherd passed away last fall, and now the Akita is back traveling with us more again.
However we're now finding that she is chewing things when left unattended. The first night it was a paper bag, the second night it was a laptop power cord, and tonight she pulled the one curtain off the wall. We're on a good length trip and don't want her to destroy the place over the course of it, but also don't want to have to give up going to a few events that we plan to do this summer that would cause us to leave her unattended for a few hours.
When at home, she does just fine alone, whether gone for an hour or a full day. But at home she does chew things if left alone in the bathroom (we have to do this on ocassion when she is wet). So we know she doesnt like too confined spaces. But our camper is 31' and she has the ability to roam nearly the entire thing.
Does anyone have some advice or suggestions?
We're going to be staying at Jekyll Island in GA for only one night as part of our trip. It looks like there is so much to see and do. In your opinion, what is the single best thing to see or do there?
We're going to be in Williamsburg, VA in a few days as part of our summer trip. We've never been there, and are looking forward to exploring. Is there anything there that we really must take the kids to see or do?