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RE: Parking problems with big rig

As you know, the 38 footer plus the Jeep makes a pretty long package. To me, the larger MH and trailer would be unthinkable. Everything about it would be stressful and difficult but I realize some have a much higher tolerance than I. I think you would have to plan ahead for every stay and make sure a campground has sites that big. Most won't and especially not public campgrounds.
Jayco-noslide 08/16/17 02:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Am I doing this wrong ?

I get it. We started camping (a pop-up) to be immersed in nature; in the woods or desert or by a lake. No desire for a resort with pool and crowded sites. Mostly all state, national parks and forests. Almost never a private campground which is what you are describing. Through the many years we've "upgraded" to a 30 ft. class C MH towing a car. But we still greatly favor public campgrounds in nature using RV resorts and private ones only for convenience occasionally. I wonder if the problem is not that you have a MH but that it is too big for the sites in natural places. Over 30 ft. can be a problem but closer to 20 or 25 ft. and you can get into many beautiful natural campsites. For example, all Florida State parks have water and elec. hook-up and most can accommodate fairly large motor homes. Or skip the hook-ups and enjoy many wonderful national park campsites.
Jayco-noslide 08/14/17 09:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What should I expect to pay for Blue OX package?

My son and I have done similar so here are the estimates. Blue Ox best tow bar- $900. base plate for the toad- $500 plus another $500 or so labor. Brakes for the toad- $1500. Misc. wires,etc.- several hundred. Total of $3000 give or take several hundred. Ours was done by a trailer shop that specializes in RV's. A 30 ft. Class C flat towing a Chevy Sonic.
Jayco-noslide 08/14/17 09:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Class C

Not sure but doesn't sound right. We have a 2003 Itasca 30 footer with 2 slides with the Ford V-10 and tow a 2700 lb. Chevy Sonic. It sure doesn't drive and track like a car and I need both hands on the wheel all the time. But then it is really a big truck with a top heavy box. It has air bags on the suspension but I don't know if that helps or not. I've been told that the feel is pretty typical for a Class C. It pulls the little Chevy pretty well but I certainly know it's there. How much does your Jeep weigh? Probably hundreds of pounds more than my Sonic? When I had a failing spark coil replaced that helped a lot with power.
Jayco-noslide 08/12/17 09:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Major Repairs

Just another factor that makes RVing expensive unless you stick with a tent or maybe a tent-trailer. Diesel trucks, motor homes towing cars, fuel costs and #1- depreciation on the RV. We all love the life style but no kidding ourselves about the costs. Whether or not it cost less than hotels, cabins and lodges and restaurants is debatable.
Jayco-noslide 08/12/17 09:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: 101 degree heat & 30 amp air-conditioning

I'm not sure the central AC in my house or car would handle 100+ very well.
Jayco-noslide 08/10/17 08:42am Tech Issues
RE: Observation on rentals

The renting companies must have good insurance.
Jayco-noslide 08/10/17 08:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Pets- unpopular viewpoint

Thanks to all for not jumping on my post with both feet. I am truly amazed that there is so much agreement. Perhaps there is hope that the movement toward dogs everywhere will level off and remain reasonable. But I do think we're going to have to speak up about it. I actually regretted the post until now thinking I was being to outspoken about it. I look forward to seeing your well behaved dog at the next campground/
Jayco-noslide 08/10/17 08:35am RV Pet Stop
RE: Do I really need a RV Garmin?

Personally, I wouldn't for that much money. I went from a regular tom-tom to a Garmin and I do not like it. But I probably will mount it in the MH. Do you have a smart phone? Great for navigating although not sure about using it all of the time. Also, an RV park app is wonderful for finding campgrounds and getting you there. Way better than a directory and free to boot. Therefore, I don't need an RV navigation system.
Jayco-noslide 08/07/17 09:48am Technology Corner
RE: Tips for a safe trip

Well, 1st of all, if you RV long and often, "bad experiences" are inevitable. So be prepared financially and emotionally. Usually its something mechanical (faucet, water heater, etc, etc) but with a credit card there is always someone around that can fix anything. It could also be illness or a twisted ankle. Sorry, enough negative. The tires and bearings are a great start. Just test all the systems; water, propane, water heater, refrig., furnace, AC, etc. and makes sure the tow vehicle is up to date on servicing and inspection. Have fun.
Jayco-noslide 08/07/17 09:41am Beginning RVing
RE: Wow...look out for the tree...

It happens. I once had a leg sized limb come crashing down on the the roof of a car in a state park parking lot missing me by maybe 6 feet. Cloudless sky and no wind. Also saw a tree fall while hiking in Yellowstone. Breezy but not strong wind.
Jayco-noslide 08/07/17 09:33am General RVing Issues
Pets- unpopular viewpoint

First, we do not dislike dogs per se. We used to have one and several family members have really cute, friendly dogs. Now the "however" part. Wife and I feel our culture is increasingly moving toward "dog friendly" to the excess and that we have to start speaking up for the segment of the population that do not feel dogs should be allowed in stores, restaurants, etc. OK for seeing eye dogs on a leash but not for other companion types of dogs. You should not allow your dog to go up to someone just assuming they will want to make over it unless invited. Dog should always be leashed in a campground, pick up all waste and it's the owner's responsibility that the dog does not bark often whether owner is present or not. I could go on. We realize most owners are responsible but too many are not in campgrounds and other public areas.
Jayco-noslide 08/07/17 09:30am RV Pet Stop
RE: a question

If in doubt about the battery(s), run the generator.
Jayco-noslide 07/31/17 09:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Booze in the RV... Legal?

I always carry a couple bottles of wine opened or not and some beers in the frig. in our motor home. It's never been an issue but then have never had police search either. It seems to be common kmowledge that in parks which prohibit alcohol just keep it inside an out of site so don't have a beer setting on the picnic table. Some things I'm just going to do until I'm told I can't.
Jayco-noslide 07/31/17 09:42am Beginning RVing
RE: 1st time Snowbirders - leave home or pack?

1st rule; always pack for all 4 seasons but not much for the unlikely but possible weather. You just have to experiment and learn. We take socks and underwear for 9-10 days so we won't have to do the laundromat too often. We wear outer clothes for many days and don't shower every day unless it's super hot and humid. 3 or 4 shirts and 3 pants will do fine for the 9 days. And as a southern neighbor once said, "you know they got stores where you can buy stuff".
Jayco-noslide 07/31/17 09:36am Snowbirds
RE: Why campgrounds have gates.

I would just calmly state- Well it's rented to me until 1 PM if I need it but I may be out by xxx. No promises.
Jayco-noslide 07/28/17 09:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane At RV Park

That's not really offering good service to the customer. They could easily estimate what to charge. Maybe the person you talked to had no authority?
Jayco-noslide 07/28/17 09:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fresh water tank-is it needed?

I guess it would work for you. We always travel with a near full fresh water tank, not for drinking but for the toilet, and for non hook-up camping even if we didn't plan on that; ie, Walmart or the campground's hook-ups are full, etc. I stop a lot for bathroom on the road. Also, no tanks might make it hard to sell as an RV.
Jayco-noslide 07/28/17 09:01am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Never RV'd before, need help with cross country routes

Am I the only one freaked out by the number of pets? I don't even know what to say. Nightmare to us.
Jayco-noslide 07/25/17 06:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Do i need new tires

Jayco-noslide 07/25/17 05:58pm Class A Motorhomes
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