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RE: 30 AMP VS 50 AMP

We did have a small 5th wheel and now a 30 ft. class C motor home, both with 30 Amp. Even though I'm pretty sure that newer Class C's that size are coming with 50 Amp. I've never really needed 50. The number of amps should sort of fit the size of the unit I think but 50 is getting more common even on small units.
Jayco-noslide 07/29/15 05:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buying New, but 2-3 Years Old Already

Sounds like a bargain might be possible providing you get a really big discount of the original price so as to factor in the age. For all practical purposes these are used units economically.
Jayco-noslide 07/22/15 01:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Repair Cost List

It's a good question because many RVers brag about their low cost trips and forget to factor in all the long range cost; the biggest of all being the depreciation of the RV.
Jayco-noslide 07/22/15 01:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Repair Cost List

Son and I both have motorhomes. He says "Everytime I take it in for repair it's $300". Seriously, it can be a lot more but I don't know about a list. The labor charge can vary from $70/hr. to $120/hr. I think 6 tires was around $1100 but my MH basically takes truck tires so a big Class A would be much more. Having the brakes rebuilt was well over $1000.
Jayco-noslide 07/20/15 12:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small Adjustable Propane Heater

The Vornado is tops for even heat but pricey at around $100. I use it at home and in the motorhome and don't need the motorhome furnace until it gets down in the 40's or lower.
Jayco-noslide 07/20/15 12:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Park Model Rental in Arizona

Along with the original question; I'm wondering what is usually the price range?
Jayco-noslide 07/20/15 12:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Windshield Sunshades??

My wife has 1 for us. Always in the way. Big waste of time, money, space and unnecessary.
Jayco-noslide 07/14/15 01:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why do People run AC with doors and windows open??

Don't know but I do notice that many younger people will just run AC all of the time even if outside temp is cool. Either they just don't think about it or don't really care if they save $10 or $20 a month or don't have a clue how much it cost to run. Most of us seniors were raised to save whenever possible.
Jayco-noslide 07/14/15 01:02pm Tech Issues
RE: v10 red line?

We have a 2003 Class C with the V-10 and it doesn't even have a tach. I think if you are at all familiar with engines, pulling loads, running high RPM's etc. the engine will be really noisey and sound like it's screaming well before it would reach a danger point. Especially true with an RV where super high RPM shouldn't be necessary if you are in the right gear. It isn't drag racing where you want red line revs. When I towed with a truck, Chevy v-8, 4500 sounded high but it isn't.
Jayco-noslide 07/14/15 12:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: towing fuel milage

Towing just about any substantial trailer with a truck seems to result in somewhere around 10 MPG. To go way above that, seems to require a very small, light trailer; maybe a fiberglass Casita or something like that. I get 7 to 11 towing a 2700 lb. car behind a Class C MH with a v-10 motor. Entirely different set-up but the result is still "around 10 MPG".
Jayco-noslide 07/13/15 02:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Someone reported me and my dog

Sometimes dog owners excuse the dog's behavior by saying that the dog is just acting like a dog (lots of barking for instance) and that they(the owner) have no control.My opinion is that the owner is responsible for all of the dog's actions no matter what. Whether it's excessive barking or peeing in someone's yard, we wouldn't tolerate this from a person so why a dog.
Jayco-noslide 07/08/15 01:55pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Watch out for cost of Michigan State Parks

I see some agreement with my post and some not and some valid arguements and some not. Still; $49 for a site which has only elec, isn't paved is too much regardless of the circumstances resulting in that fee. For those who won't quibble over an extra $5 or $10 I have no answer but I think we need more quibbling over lots of prices of products.
Jayco-noslide 07/08/15 01:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Watch out for cost of Michigan State Parks

I've complained before and am again though I don't expect it to change anything. But sometimes I wonder if anyone really complains about price any more so the seller never knows?? We are from Illinois and were just camping at Sleeping Bear Dunes NP campground. No hook-ups but nice campground for $6 (senior pass). We called to see about reserving Ludington St Pk. It would have totaled $49 for 1 night. Rediculous. This crosses the line! This includes entrance fee(which many states waive if camping and I think maybe it's more for non-residents), The camping fee and a way too high $10 reservation fee. Most of the states which charge a daily entrance fee have a lower camping fee so that the total is around $30. PLUS the sites have only elec, no water. So we found a public park several miles away for $30 with full hook-up plus Wi-Fi. We drove through Ludington SP for a look and I've never seen a sate park campground so crowded and with sites so close together. Boy, I sure am glad it was so outrageously expensive so that we did not stay there.
Jayco-noslide 06/29/15 01:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pricing confusion???????????

I think part of the problem is that many of us RVers have a hard time estimating what any given RV might be "worth" because there are so many variables; age, type of RV, condition, and many more. It's fine to say offer what you are willing pay to pay but one needs some guidelines to start with so the "book value" may help. I might be willing to pay $10,000 for a late model Class A but pretty silly if it will probably sell for over $80,000.
Jayco-noslide 06/29/15 01:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pricing confusion???????????

Dealers typically overprice RV's so that they can make it look like they are offering you a lot for your trade-in; although, this seems like a stretch. I think I would offer below the NADA listed value. Also, check out comparable RV's to see what they are selling for. The asking price is pretty meaningless as most vehicles and RV's sell way below. You can always raise your offer but not lower it.
Jayco-noslide 06/18/15 10:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Old grumpy guy

I'm 72 and have RVed for over 40 years. I'm wondering where and when you mostly camp? We snowbird in winter mostly at state parks and almost never have the problems you are listing but school is in session and it's mostly senior campers. In summer We go to national parks, some state parks, corps of engineers, etc with occasional private campgrounds and still don't see the problems much but there are more families, kids, etc. So, I'm thinking, avoid holiday weekends and RV more in winter if possible. Also, avoid campgrounds around festivals, celebrations, etc. that attract part-time campers and not "real RVers". In 40 years only 3 or 4 really bad situations come to mind. I don't think we are all that tolerant but we do have a couple of noisy fans on at night and don't hear much.
Jayco-noslide 06/13/15 10:16am RV Lifestyle
RE: Towing with a minivan

It probably would but I wouldn't. In addition to being marginal with power and braking it is a front wheel drive which isn't great for towing. How about a pop-up?
Jayco-noslide 06/11/15 09:52am Beginning RVing
RE: Towing Question

When in doubt, downshift. Many are afraid of high RPM's because of the sound but up to around 5,000 RPM's isn't going to hurt anything for short periods. Motors are sort of overbuilt in that regards.
Jayco-noslide 06/11/15 09:44am Travel Trailers
RE: What was your first newbie moment?

After 10 years towing a 5th wheel, got a 30 ft. Class C. Stopped by the campground check-in station heading out and needed to make a U-turn to re-enter the campground. Forgot about the rear overhang being up against a log fence and damaged the rear lower corner pretty badly. Expensive body work!
Jayco-noslide 06/09/15 01:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 1/2 ton towable FW

Before our current Motorhome, we towed a, 1999 25 ft. Jayco 5th wheel with no slides with 2 different half-ton Chevys for 10 years. It worked out fine but I always said that I wouldn't want any more weight; not even a few hundred pounds. For the life of me, I can't figure out why the manufacturers don't make more truly half-ton towable 5th wheels in the 25 to 27 ft. range but they don't. There are plenty in the 30-32 ft. range but they are really too heavy for the average half-ton. Sure it might work if you have a newer half-ton equipped with the biggest motor, heavy duty suspension, etc. but most half-ton aren't. Oh, and don't pay any attention to salesmen. Fully research it yourself and don't tow any more than 80 or 90% of the truck's advertised capacity.
Jayco-noslide 06/09/15 01:37pm Fifth-Wheels
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