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RE: Starting reseach on Super-C, Thoughts? Opinions?

Have you seen either one in person? We saw both and there was no way we would purchase the Thor. We saw 2 2014 models and both had major problems with slides and fit and finish (on one, the flooring didn't make it all the way to the cabinet, which had a large hole in it at the base). The Seneca was a beautiful, well constructed rig but longer than we wanted.
dahkota 03/03/15 01:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Should I go 50amp or 30amp?

I would still go with 50 amp over 30 amp. It is much easier to use less than you have than to need to use more than what you can. You just never know in what circumstance you might find yourself.
dahkota 03/03/15 01:46pm Tech Issues
RE: 5th or Class A ???? - Work and travel rig

Class A's require a lot of service. It is not easy to maintain a Class A, unless you have your own well equipped garage. Most dealers are not reliable, unless you bought it from them, they will put you at the rear of the line. We have a class A. The only service we have needed is oil changes. In a couple of years, we may need brakes and/or tires. Pretty much the same maintenance as a truck. We don't have a well equipped garage and we have had no problems with dealer reliability. For the oil changes, we make an appointment at a shop, drive our class A there, and get the oil changed - same as a truck. If I were in your situation though, I would probably get a 5er. But maybe not. I love my Jeep more than I loved my truck.
dahkota 03/03/15 07:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Battery in a cell phone

DH had a phone where the battery couldn't be removed. After a year, he had to buy a new phone rather than just a new battery when the battery stopped holding a charge. My phone is about 4 years old. I just replace the battery every year or so and it works great. We have Verizon unlimited data plans and since we want to keep it, replacing batteries is cheaper than buying a new phone or losing the data plan.
dahkota 03/02/15 08:02am Technology Corner
RE: Cooking in a convection/ microwave

In mine, if I preheat, like a home oven, cooking takes less time. If I stick stuff in there without preheating, then yes, it takes longer. I make toast in mine. Use the wire rack, just like using an oven...
dahkota 02/26/15 05:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Annual cost to fulltime

Currently, our budget is thus: Campgrounds: $750/mo. Fuel: $1000/mo. Food: $700/mo. Propane:$50/mo. Miscellaneous: $400/mo. Maintenance/repairs: $250/mo. For a total of $3150/mo. This does not include health, cell phones, insurance. In January, we spent $3014 and went over in food and fuel but were under in maintenance. In February, we spent $2394 (so far) and went over for propane, under for every other category. In January we moved a lot - repositioned and were in FL so campground fees were higher. In February we moved less and campground fees are much lower. The previous 12 months were somewhere between these two depending on how much we moved and what part of the country we were in. So, for us, full-timing costs somewhere between $2K and $3.5K per month. If we feel we are overspending, we trim back on eating out. If we have stuff left over, we do something fun like buy a kayak. It all evens out in the end...
dahkota 02/26/15 03:36pm Full-time RVing
RE: Must See's between Salt Lake City & Las Vegas

Do you like art? Check out The Spiral Jetty by Smithson. It is in the Great Salt Lake, not far from Promontory Point, UT mentioned above. I would also include Valley of Fire State Park in any itinerary.
dahkota 02/24/15 07:09am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV SWAY

We were willing to try most of the methods above after being blown around by 40 mph winds and fighting the sway from passing trucks. Then we tried the 'cheap handling fix.' Now we feel we don't need the other methods - our bounder nearly drives like a car.
dahkota 02/20/15 08:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Florida to California trip help

Join rvillage.com. They have a caravaning group and a fulltimers group, even a bounder group. Many of us have already done or are currently doing the route you are considering, from Florida through Texas to Arizona, as the Escapees are having a rally in Tucson beginning March 8. You might consider stopping in if you get that far, to learn more about Escapees or about different aspects of RVing. Good luck and I hope you enjoy every day!
dahkota 02/20/15 08:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Any of regret going fulltime Rving

We left to full time while still owning a s&b. We rented it out because DH wanted "something to go back to." 6 months into life on the road, our tenant decided to move so we had to return to s&b. DH was happiest the day we sold it a month later. After 6 months on the road, he finally decided our home was where we were, not some tiny plot of land in some distant state that cost way more money than it was worth to us. Do we have an exit plan? Absolutely. And because we have no ties to anywhere, we can settle anywhere we choose.
dahkota 02/20/15 08:29pm Full-time RVing
RE: Bounder Critique

If you open the door, the steps go down. Then turn off the switch. Works for us. Maybe they changed the wiring for the 2015? The only suspension change we have made was the 'cheap handling fix.' We did it ourselves, cost nothing, and made a world of difference driving through 40 mph crosswinds. I prefer a rubber roof, which is why I have a Bounder.
dahkota 02/20/15 08:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First Trip

We always carry at least 1/3 of a tank. We have had too many emergencies, change of plans, bad weather conditions, etc. not to. 30 Gals is only about 240 lbs. If one is that close to the edge of weight capacity, one really should reconsider either what they are carrying or what they are towing with.
dahkota 02/20/15 07:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way to combat mosquitos

Get a Thermacell, I hunt and fish, can't beat it. Home Depot sells them now, about $25 They also have newer model that is a battery operated lantern and repellant Thermocell works really well. Even on no-see-ums and sand fleas.
dahkota 02/20/15 08:38am General RVing Issues
RE: TV

We bought a pathway X2 and 211z receiver from amazon.com. When it arrived, I hooked them up, connected to a tv, then called Dish to have it activated. Once it was activated, I put it in my RV.
dahkota 02/18/15 06:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar Portable or Mounted

I have a TPO roof. We have 420W of solar on the roof and are adding 160W more. No problems. I like them attached to my roof because: 1) I'm lazy and wouldn't bother to set up the portables half the time. 2) sometimes we park in places where setting up portable solar would be difficult (parking lots, rest areas, etc) 3) I'm afraid of them growing feet 4) less obstructions on my roof to worry about than there could be on the ground so I don't have to worry about where the sun is as much. 5) on my roof, they are always working rather than taking up valuable storage space.
dahkota 02/17/15 09:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Promo DVD about RVing from manufacturers or dealers

Your best bet is GoRVing.com. They used to send out a promo dvd. Not sure if they still do.
dahkota 02/17/15 09:13pm Beginning RVing
RE: Wheel chocks (scotch blocks)

If we are parked where we worry about rolling, we use a large rubber construction vehicle chock. It is about 6" tall and 12" wide. Most of the time, we don't worry.
dahkota 02/16/15 05:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leveling Jacks

When ours do that it is because the fluid is low.
dahkota 02/15/15 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Great Sand Dunes National Park Availability

If you can't get a site there, San Luis State Park is right around the corner (so to speak) and even has some sites with views of the sand dunes. The sites there are much larger and more spread out than GSD and include electric hook-ups. http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/Sanluis
dahkota 02/15/15 11:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where to stay on route from Jacksonville to California?

We drove from Jacksonville to Arizona (so far) over the last month. Places we stopped: St. George Island state park (FL), Fort Pickens (N Seashore - FL), Palmetto State Park (TX), San Antonio (Traveler's World), Big Bend National Park, Oliver Lee Memorial Park (NM), City of Rocks State Park (NM). We will be going to Usery Mountain State Park (AZ) and Sedona (boondock) in the next week or so. Had we taken a bit more time, I would add Bayou Signette (LA), Catalina State Park or Kartchner Caverns State Park (AZ). There is quite a bit of boondocking in AZ. check freecampsites.net.
dahkota 02/14/15 03:28pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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