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RE: Gatlinburg, TN

Coming into Gatlinburg from generally west or northerly direction, I don't recall any of the major highways having steep, narrow conditions. Now, if you drive through the National Park or come from the east those conditions do exist but I do it with a 30 ft. MH towing with no problem. I would be more concerned about the traffic getting around Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. If you hope to see scenic parts of the country it will be hard to avoid hills and curves. Perhaps you should consider a much smaller RV?
Jayco-noslide 11/21/15 01:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: How often do you drive your RV?

I try to run/drive our MH 1/month or more and run the generator 5 or 10 minutes. I may plug it in in between to get the batteries fully charged especially in cold weather. I don't think more often rather than less will hurt. Generally it doesn't go more than a couple of months without us using it.
Jayco-noslide 11/21/15 01:00pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Extended Warranty ? - Again....

Sorry, I still don't get why someone who could afford a $500K MH would buy an extended warranty. A repair of several thousand dollars 4 or 5 years down the road should be of little consequence to such a buyer. unfortunately, it kind of make more sense for a lower income person to buy a warranty than a high incomer because they may have more problems paying for unexpected expense. But over the long run, I still wouldn't recommend it.
Jayco-noslide 11/21/15 12:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Extended Warranty ? - Again....

Why would you buy one now? Keep in mind that the more likely an item is to need repair and the more expensive the repairs are likely to be, the more the warranty has to cost so the company can stay in business. So, in the long run you can't win. I'll say it one more time- If one can't afford repairs, then can't afford the item. Keep your money and save it for the repairs.
Jayco-noslide 11/19/15 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: towing capacity

Check the trailer towing capacity in the manual and I wouldn't tow more than 80 or 90% of that. Holy Cow, that's a big trailer.
Jayco-noslide 11/19/15 09:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How big is too big? How small is too small?

It's a pretty personal decision. We went from a 25 ft. 5th wheel to a 30 ft. Class C with 2 slides. It's pretty nice and great size. I have no desire for bigger and really wanted a little smaller but very difficult to get a permanent bed you can walk around, a dinette, a couch and full refrigerator smaller than about 30. So it's not so much the size as it is the amenities you want. Also, bigger starts to eliminate some camp sites.
Jayco-noslide 11/02/15 01:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2003 Winnebago

2 yrs ago we bought a 2003 Itaska(made by Winnebago) 30 ft. class C with 21,000 miles and it has been a good one and seems to be in good shape. But it's on the Ford 450 chassis. No unusual rust.
Jayco-noslide 11/02/15 01:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good Sam Club Lifetime member.

OK. What do you get out of it that I might miss? I'm not being critical but it just doesn't seem to offer us personally that much but we do usually camp in public campgrounds and many private ones will give a discount for various reasons; senior, off season, etc.
Jayco-noslide 10/30/15 09:06am Good Sam Club
RE: Looking at used DP's?

Seems just like any other used RV or vehicle. You really can't know a heck of a lot. Contact the previous owner. Have a trusted mechanic check it over. Look up an estimate of the value in the NADA book and make a low offer.Even a knowledgeable salesman may not know much.
Jayco-noslide 10/30/15 09:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Way to Change Tire

Best and safest way for me is to call Good Sam Road Service. It shouldn't happen very often if one keeps tires fairly new.
Jayco-noslide 10/30/15 08:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sneezing fit at beach

One time on the beach near Venice, Fl. I got choked up from "red tide" which is a red algae outbreak. I had to leave the beach and I'm not normally one to have this kind of problem.
Jayco-noslide 10/26/15 09:13am RV Pet Stop
RE: Boondocking with a Class A

I don't think there is any universal law against it. Walmarts nearly always work well for this. Probably the worst that would happen would be that local authorities would tell you you can't.A fine is unlikely. Don't forgot that you can't do it too many nights without dumping and taking on water.
Jayco-noslide 10/26/15 09:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How are you running down batteries so quickly?

Basically just using all the amenities that most RV's have; lights, frig., igniters for various burners, etc. A lot depends on how much one uses the furnace and the lights during long evenings. It's possible to run several days without plug-in or generator but one must be conservative.
Jayco-noslide 10/26/15 09:05am Truck Campers
RE: Theodore Roosevelt National Park

I think it is a great somewhat overlooked Nat'l pk. The scenery and the wildlife interesting. I don't think we've ever visited a national park that really disappointed us and that includes Roosevelt. The town (forgot the name) that is right by the north unit is an added bonus. There is a nearby natural ampitheatre with great shows.
Jayco-noslide 10/26/15 09:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: From Moline, IL, to Branson, MO

There are no true mountains anywhere near any direct route you would take. There are the Ozarks Mt. but they are really just big hills with no significant altitude changes, nothing like the passes in the Rockies or even the Appalachians. There are some grades but unless you are on the verge of being overloaded shouldn't have any trouble.
Jayco-noslide 10/22/15 06:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: Snow birds permanent locations

FYI: A friend bought an RV lot in a gated, RV resort quite a few years ago and liked using it for a few winters but then, boy did he have trouble unloading it. He found that the value had dropped lot's since he purchased; yet he had to keep paying high fees annually. Occasionally he rented it but not nearly enough to pay expenses. Eventually he sold but at about half what he originally expected.
Jayco-noslide 10/21/15 09:05am Snowbirds
RE: Should I join Good Sam?

I can't give you a real clear answer. For us personally, the club membership doesn't seem to pay off much. Partly that's because we use public campgrounds most of the time. Also, seems to me that many private campgrounds are looking for a reason to give you a discount and will give one for various reasons even if you don't have Good Sam. Possibly I've missed some other discounts but not aware of it. As far as the road service, also can't give a raving endorsement. When we blew a tire on the MH, they did get us road service but said they could not locate our tire size anywhere around, while there was a tire shop less than 5 miles that had one. When our tow bar became disconnected they suggested we call the Police, which was appropriate, but then they never called back to see if we got what we needed.
Jayco-noslide 10/20/15 12:49pm Good Sam Club
RE: Cover or no Cover?

We have owned 6 various kinds of RV's over 40 years; currently a 30 ft. Class C motorhome and have never had the luxury of storing them under a roof and the same goes for all of the cars and trucks I've owned. We live in west central Illinois. My cars always still shine when I sell them and I've never seen any damage that I could directly attribute to being exposed. Also, I'm lazy and covering isn't all good anyway. Difficult to keep the wind from blowing the cover around, etc. You do want to fix any water leaks coming from the roof because the rain and snow would add to such a problem but hasn't happened to me yet.
Jayco-noslide 10/20/15 12:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winterizing

I use anti-freeze but we use jugs of water for drinking because it does take awhile to clear the antifreeze.
Jayco-noslide 10/19/15 09:24am Beginning RVing
RE: Lots to know!

You didn't mention whether or not you plan to travel extensively with the 5th wheel or just park it near Palm Springs? If I were not going to use it to actually travel around much I don't think I would buy an RV. They depreciate a lot and quickly as opposed to a small house or condo. The RV is great for snowbirding because of the freedom to go lots of different places and stay a day or a month but not really economical if you factor in the cost of the RV.
Jayco-noslide 10/19/15 09:21am Beginning RVing
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