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Winter Camping

Just a quick question to see how many people out there camp out in the cold/and or snow? My husband says he will NEVER do this. I just want him to hear that it can be fun to do. Thanks in advance.
GrandmaLee 12/21/13 08:34pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Just starting to look...any thoughts?

Class A's and C's are great. But unless less you have a lot of disposable cash...they are very expensive to maintain. And in some states you need a special weighted license to drive a Class A. The dealers won't tell you this, they play dumb. Check with your DMV. We just traded ours in and went back to a travel trailer. It was a 2005 Nat'l Seabreeze...and OMG the $$$ PIT that it was...glad to be rid of her.
GrandmaLee 09/18/13 08:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: Window shades on 2014 keystone hideout

Grab from the bottom and lift the shade right up... Do NOT pull on any of the strings !!
GrandmaLee 09/12/13 09:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: New 2 me class A

Run from the Money Pit !!!! And don't look back :E
GrandmaLee 09/12/13 09:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Love Hate relationship

Talk to someone that owns a second home for seasonal use about maintenance costs. Add up your house maintenance expenses, then add double the maintenance costs of a second car. Owning a motorhome is like owning a second home and large second car/truck combined, without the yard maintenance and property taxes. The reason I preferred a MH is that if your neighbors are a PITA, you can move the same day. I hear ya...too funny !!:D
GrandmaLee 08/29/13 07:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Love Hate relationship

Talk to someone that owns a second home for seasonal use about maintenance costs. Add up your house maintenance expenses, then add double the maintenance costs of a second car. Owning a motorhome is like owning a second home and large second car/truck combined, without the yard maintenance and property taxes. yes true, but with a home..most often you can sell it and make money. MH's devaluate drastically the minute you drive it off the lot.
GrandmaLee 08/29/13 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Love Hate relationship

What is the name and location of that shop? Towed to the Chevy dealer in Joliet on rt 52 (Bill Jacobs) Since it is a work horse chassis..the chevy repair shop would take it in. We had just purchased this MH in Feb of this year. Took it to both Florida and Minnesota. Then to have it sit out on the driveway for 1 month. Then try to start her. Turn the key and NOTHING!..thought it was the battery. Bought a new battery..turn the key nothing !! Bill Jacobs had to come out to our home to tow it off of our driveway..because we did not know what could be wrong with it and could not start it. After diagnosing the starter...and a call to us to tell us what the price would be. We had no choice but to get her fixed. They also provided an itemized bill for this service which included the tow. Thank goodness our insurance company reimbursed us for the tow...any way...the itemized list said what everything cost step by step. It is not hard to end up with a $1,400.00 dollar bill.
GrandmaLee 08/29/13 07:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Love Hate relationship

Anything not new requires occasional upkeep expenses. Even trailers. For example, getting the roof resealed periodically. If you have a TT instead of a MH, then you need a tow vehicle, and that has a starter (and upkeep) anyway. Best to sell all your vehicles and take a Greyhound! (NOT!) ;) True, but my tow vehicle would be my hubby's truck..and a starter would not cost as much..plus it's a vehicle that we would always use and you don't mind fixing something that you use a lot and would have to fix anyway towing or not....Like I said, I love her:)....and I hate her....:M
GrandmaLee 08/28/13 10:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Love Hate relationship

$1400.00 for a starter, is that what a diesel starter cost, or is that a gas motorhome in your profile, if its a gas motor than you were ripped at the repair shop.. Learn to do a lot of your own repairs and the cost will be cut in half for upkeep, maybe more.. Yes, she is a gasser...the starter actually only cost $300.00...but the repair shop "claimed" it was extremely labor intensive. And they had to troubleshoot because at first they did not know what was wrong. I just about wanted to jump out of a window...and it's not about whether we could afford it or not...we could have put that type of money to better use if we had to spend like that.
GrandmaLee 08/28/13 10:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1973 Holiday Vacationer

That sounds like fun..I see that a lot of people are doing this. Good Luck. I bet you will make it beautiful.
GrandmaLee 08/28/13 09:52pm Travel Trailers
Love Hate relationship

Who else out there feels like me? I love my class A motorhome, but I hate the fact that it is so expensive to upkeep...tires, oil changes, gas, just to name a few. We had to put in a new starter and it cost us $1,400.00 !! Just for a starter !! It feels sinful to spend money like that. She is beautiful and comfy and I love her for all that, but I want to go back to a travel trailer. Can anyone empathize?
GrandmaLee 08/28/13 09:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Unclean Campsites

Just terrible!! Such a health hazard. Hopefully they will get caught and fined.
GrandmaLee 07/28/13 07:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Glamping

Wife and I really enjoy restored RVs. Here's our wish list should we hit lottery. That last post I made shows a beaut of a trailer. http://forums.woodalls.com/Index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27117100.cfm Just beautiful.... Thanks for sharing.
GrandmaLee 07/28/13 06:59pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Glamping

http://www.travelettes.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/camper-1.jpg
GrandmaLee 07/28/13 05:18pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Glamping

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GrandmaLee 07/28/13 05:12pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Glamping

http://media-cache-ak2.pinimg.com/736x/f3/f0/28/f3f028252256f37dbeebc78122745219.jpg VINTAGE AND SWEETER THAN EVER !!!
GrandmaLee 07/28/13 05:09pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Glamping

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TZPwDP7UKA8/TKyIKNl7DtI/AAAAAAAABtw/HomGFDeoPwU/s640/Berverly%2520Beach%2520Rally%25202010%2520038.JPG THIS IS GLAMPING....isn't it adorable ????
GrandmaLee 07/28/13 04:49pm RV Lifestyle
Glamping

There are a lot of folks who love to buy old small vintage TT's and fix them up into little doll houses...and they still function for camping....anyone into this?
GrandmaLee 07/28/13 04:11pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Cleaning Awning

I know...awnings can be so yucky. I used Pine Sol and water to clean it, and to get that nasty stagnant smell off of it. Well it worked for a couple of weeks and then it stunk up again. When we walk under it, it still stinks to high heaven. I heard of people using spic and span with good results...we are going to try that next. Good Luck.
GrandmaLee 07/28/13 03:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pros/Cons of an RV GPS System

We will be traveling to Alaska this summer and I'm considering buying one of the RV GPS systems such as the one from Magellan and am wondering if they are worth the cost. I have a gps system in our TV but it is limited in terms of being RV friendly. Does anyone own one of these RV gps systems and if so, do you recommend them and if so, which one would you recommend. No, we use the tried and true old fashioned pieces of paper called maps. Maps have been in use for centuries and tend to be much more reliable than GPS. No dead batteries, loss of signal and best of all no recalculating. I am think that going to Alaska and relying on GPS might result in some interesting "stories" from your adventures. Folks tend to rely on GPS units a bit too much instead of reading maps and road signs... GDE, I'm with you....God gave us a brain,so use it. Old fashioned maps for me please...what did the rv'ers use before GPS's? More dumbing down for us humans who use so called "smart technology".
GrandmaLee 05/04/13 06:26pm Travel Trailers
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