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Good GPS?

Looking to replace my Tom-Tom with a new GPS. I never could figure out how to get the free map updates so I want one where that feature is easy and obvious. Large screen not a priority. I suspect my bargain TomTom was outdated the day I got it and could never update. I don't want to pay too much over $100. I've used my smart phone but it just doesn't seem to be a replacement for the GPS that you fasten to the windshield. Suggestions?
Jayco-noslide 09/29/16 08:53am Technology Corner
RE: Season Opening Dates for Campgrounds on southern routes

We start from west central Illinois in Jan. and don't count on any being open until we get south of central Il. but really more southern Il. and beyond. Very few public campgrounds will be open or will be open with no services. Whittington Woods(private) is a good one along I-57 near Benton. On our 2nd day much further south there are many more options. Get the RV parks app. and call the campground/
Jayco-noslide 09/29/16 08:46am Snowbirds
RE: Getting sick of campgrounds

It's nice snowbirding because most of the campers are seniors who are quiet and pleasant. However, even when spring break hits we haven't had many problems. The teal partyiers don't camp. usually.
Jayco-noslide 09/29/16 08:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Getting sick of campgrounds

I agree that campgrounds are busy but re: some of the other problems, I wonder if it's where or when you are going. Just returned from a 3 week, 2500 mi. trip to Grand Teton NP, a nat'l forest campground and a variety of private, county campgrounds, etc. Busy but no problems at all with rowdy behavior, high noise or any of that.
Jayco-noslide 09/27/16 06:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hit a tree in the rv park

Something like that happens to all of us sooner or later.
Jayco-noslide 08/29/16 06:18pm Class A Motorhomes
What do you tow 4 down?

What are some of the sub-3000lbs. compact or sub-compact vehicles you flat tow without modifying the trans? I tow a 2012 Chevy Sonic auto trans. and it works great. But someday I will need to trade.
Jayco-noslide 08/29/16 06:16pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Grey water dumping

I don't think dumping grey water on the ground is permissable hardly anywhere and really it shouldn't be. For 1 thing it allows soapy water to soak into the ground and may attract critters. It's 1 of those things that wouldn't be a big deal if 1 or 2 people did it but is if many do. I'm sure public parks don't allow it.
Jayco-noslide 08/29/16 06:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Macerator Pro&Con

My son has one for his MH and swears by it but I still don't get it even after his explanations. But I try to keep it simple and not carry extra stuff. My MH tanks drain very fast so I don't see needing one.
Jayco-noslide 08/29/16 06:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2016 nights in your RV ???????

I don't get the "are we supposed to keep score" comment. Seems to be an objection to the post? Why?
Jayco-noslide 08/29/16 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2016 nights in your RV ???????

I'm estimating 120. That's snowbirding in Jan and Feb. a 3 night local outing and about 2 weeks to North Carolina and Ga. Hope to leave soon for Grand Teton and YNP for another 20 nights.
Jayco-noslide 08/29/16 06:00pm General RVing Issues
Grand Teton, YNP fires

We hope to head for Grand Teton NP day after Labor Day and stay at Gros Ventre and Coulter Bay campgrounds. Anyone there now and ,if so, what is the fire situation? We hope to drive north into YNP and wondering if Rt 89 going there is open or expected to be soon? Any other important areas or attractions closed?
Jayco-noslide 08/29/16 05:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ceramic heater

Check out the Vornado. It's lite weight,and provides a constant warm, even breeze with a thermostat. The fan runs all of the time at different speeds to prevent swings from cold to hot. Nothing special at all about ceramic.
Jayco-noslide 08/24/16 01:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Letting truck idle

Sounds like the oldtimers letting them idle for long periods need to join the modern diesel world.
Jayco-noslide 08/24/16 01:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Whoa, how much to wash my rig again...???

Well, I'm tight and wouldn't pay more that $20 or so because I can do it myself at the truck wash for $6 to $10. No, it's far from perfect but a motor home is just too big to go getting all compulsive about the appearance, especially when a few wet miles can quickly undo it.
Jayco-noslide 08/22/16 06:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Letting truck idle

Sounds to me like an old outdated practice that used to be common with semis I guess because they were hard to start or something. I seriously doubt if it's necessary with very recent diesels. It wastes fuel, is noisy and might be illegal. Sort of like my older brother who insisted on "warming up" his car for 10 min. or more. I don't think he ever did accept that this is totally unneeded now.
Jayco-noslide 08/22/16 06:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dinghy brakes or not?

After reading most of these posts I'm still not sure if I will get aux. brakes for my Sonic or not. It seems to me it's like a lot of things in life; do you get everything you can to be "safe" and consider the costs necessary or irrelevant or do you choose to gamble a little and save over $1000 and some extra bother in this case. If being brakeless were absolutely illegal everywhere and if I personally felt braking were obviously inadequate, I would be getting brakes tomorrow. But neither of those conditions is true so it seems mainly the idea that I might get sued or ticketed so I will probably remain brakeless for now.
Jayco-noslide 08/22/16 06:03pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Why do you prefer your rig?

Nice topic. In 40+ years we've had 3 pop-ups, 1 hybrid trailer, a small 5th wheel (no slides) and now a 30 ft. motor home with 2 slides towing a Chevy Sonic. I'm a firm believer that every RV type has its pluses and minuses. Pop-ups are great for a limited budget and to get into RVing. Trailers may offer the biggest bang for the buck. We loved the 5th wheel for 10 years but the half-ton we pulled it with was our only vehicle. We do like our 30 ft. Class C the best because of the amenities (great shower, bedroom, generator, easier to back into sites and we have the great little Chevy (30+ MPG) to drive around. I've never wanted a big unit and the 30 footer is a little big for some situations but a 26 ft. MH would have most of the amenities. Motor Homes tend to cost more; however, we bought this 2003 for less than the cost of a new trailer. No experience with a truck camper but I can see pluses.
Jayco-noslide 08/17/16 09:15am General RVing Issues
RE: RV newbie looking for guidance...

Significant difference in size but I guess you've factored that into the decision?
Jayco-noslide 08/17/16 09:04am Travel Trailers
Dinghy brakes or not?

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Jayco-noslide 08/17/16 09:02am Class C Motorhomes
Dinghy brakes or not?

I'm hesitant about this topic because I will probably get lectured but I'm wondering how many of you flat tow with no supplemental brakes? My situation is a 30 ft motor home towing a 2700 lb. Chevy Sonic. I think I'm legal if under 3000 lbs. To me it seems to stop as well or better than my former rig of a 25 ft. 5th wheel towed by a half-ton truck, with the trailer having brakes. I know that every inch less that 1 can stop is important but, let's face it, stopping distance is going to be longer with any RV set-up brakes or not. I'm brakeless mainly I guess because of cost but also inconvenience of another thing to mess with. Just wondering if I am a group of 1 or many?
Jayco-noslide 08/17/16 09:02am Dinghy Towing
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