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RE: Extended Cross Country Travel

No easy answer. Every type of RV has it's pros and cons. We've had 3 pop-ups, a hybrid trailer, a small 5th wheel and now a 30 ft. Class C motor home. With the MH I really like the onboard generator and having the small car that we tow available when seeing the sights. The worst thing about the MH is that when you are towing something you can not back up without unhooking. I don't like the idea of having a big, heavy duty truck to pull the 5th wheel and to drive around getting very poor MPG. Right now, I would choose the motor home and not go back to the 5th wheel.
Jayco-noslide 09/22/14 09:02am RV Lifestyle
RE: loud generators

For you anti-generator folks, keep in mind that many of us have been campers for a long time and have now aged a bit. We still love to camp(RV) but we want more amenities and would never go back to tent camping with no elec. etc. We especially want to keep warm and comfortable; thus the generator.
Jayco-noslide 09/22/14 08:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Best gas engine, is V10 good

We bought a 2003 30 footer with a Ford V-10 a year ago with 21,000 miles and so far in 10,000 miles, no problems at all and it pulls strong. Gets from 7 to 11 MPG, pulling a lite car. After a certain year I don't think you'll have much choice as Ford pretty much has the market for gas powered motorhomes unless you go diesel or one of the small sprinter chassis motorhomes.
Jayco-noslide 09/20/14 01:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: loud generators

I'm not defending really loud generators but thinking it may not be as simple an issue as it appears. Used to have a trailer and a 2000 Honda generator and I always felt comfortable that the noise level was OK. Now we have a used Class C MH with an Onan 4000 generator. To me it seems a little louder than I would like maybe because it sets right under us when we are inside. You might think it's loud or not but I'm not going to go out and spend the money to replace it. It's the one that came with the MH and seems within acceptable limits.
Jayco-noslide 09/20/14 01:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help Me Find GOOD Fresh Water Hoses

If you find one tell me. I got one guaranteed not to kink but in order not to kink it is very stiff and heavy and a real bear to coil up especially when cold. To me, handling that damn hose is one of the most distasteful things to manage while RVing. I wish there were 1 of those new pocket hoses safe for drinking as they are a dream to handle. I look forward to the replies.
Jayco-noslide 09/19/14 02:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Missouri State Fairgrounds

Yes we did for 1 night 2 or 3 years ago in the summer. I don't remember details but I think it was just a basic site, probably on grass with elec and water. I don't recall thinking it was awful but just a place to park for a night.
Jayco-noslide 09/19/14 02:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Generator fuel consumption?

We have a 2003 Itasca Class C with a 4000 Onan generator. Does anyone know how much fuel this consumes? When I had a Honda portable I could tell because I filled the little tank but no way to know with an onboard. I think it ran 5,6 hours or more on less than a gallon so I assume this 4000 onan uses at least twice that much fuel?
Jayco-noslide 09/19/14 02:24pm Class C Motorhomes
Generator fuel consumption?

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Jayco-noslide 09/19/14 02:24pm Forum Technical Support
RE: How much will a big fifth wheel limit us?

What got my attention is when you said you wanted to be out in the boonies a lot in Nat'l Forests, etc. My opinion is that you should limit your trailer length; possibly to 30 ft preferably less and even that can be too long for some campgrounds with sharp curves and short sites. You can get along with much larger but with a lot more planning and making sure you know what you will be getting into in a campground before you head down a gravel road to a remote campground.
Jayco-noslide 08/12/14 02:01pm Full-time RVing
RE: Is this fair?

I just think it would be too complicated to have a bunch of different rates for different levels of usage. Some MH people use the bathrooms and shower, some don't, etc.
Jayco-noslide 08/11/14 06:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Adding Levelers?

Most of you didn't mention cost. I really need to know that before I even think about it.
Jayco-noslide 08/11/14 06:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: I guess 80 mph is the new 65 mph

I'm convinced that the risk of accident/death goes up with speed so I do not just "go with the traffic". I stick to about 58 with our MH and 60-63 with just the car where I feel comfortable and don't worry about the passers. So far in 40 years I haven't been rearended and I don't care if I'm slowing someone down. A bonus is that MPG is much better.
Jayco-noslide 08/11/14 08:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Choosing a rv

Just a tip on terminology. "RV" really means about anything used for camping/travel and includes trailers. A motorhome is one type of RV.
Jayco-noslide 08/11/14 08:53am Beginning RVing
RE: WORST EXPERIENCE AT AN RV PARK

Never had an experience quite that bad. I would get out; the sooner the better. Although I have nothing personal against the people I really don't care for RV parks with permanent residents. Well, I guess that's not quite true. Depends on the people and the park.
Jayco-noslide 08/11/14 08:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Adding Levelers?

We have a 2003 Itasca 30 ft. Class C without levelers. Would like to hear from those of you with similiar motorhomes who have had after market levelers installed. Cost? Satisfaction? I understand there are hydralic and electric, manual and automatic? Seems to me manual would be fine?
Jayco-noslide 08/11/14 08:46am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Depressing Depreciation

When you are comparing prices of new vs. used don't forget that you don't really know what the vehicle will cost you unless you know the cash price without a trade. A trade in always muddies the picture because they will inflate the price and make it look like you are getting more than you really are for the trade. Used vehicles really can't cost almost as much as new very long because the used ones would just sit indefinitely.
Jayco-noslide 08/11/14 08:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hello! and a couple questions.

Sorry for your situation. RVing just is not cheap so not a good way to go if you are really poor. Besides the motor, drive train, etc, in an RV you've got all the RV stuff; refrig, furnace, etc. My advice would be try to land permanently somewhere, live cheap and find 1 or more jobs to try to get out of the hole and save the RVing for better days.
Jayco-noslide 08/05/14 06:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: extended warranty

I don't know but it has to be really high so that the company providing it will stay in business. Better to just take the premium and put it in a savings and pay yourself.
Jayco-noslide 08/04/14 01:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Depressing Depreciation

I understand that some RVers don't want to even think about depreciation and don't care. Personally, I just want to know what RVing is costing me including depreciation. That's important information if I am considering whether or not to keep on or switch to car travel, motels, etc. I just don't want to RV thinking I'm saving and find out that's a big delusion. I guess, really, about all of our decisions are mostly financial decisions.
Jayco-noslide 08/04/14 01:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: switching from tent camping to 5th wheel

you are definitely on the right track to stay fairly small so you can still stay in national, state parks, etc. We went from a pop-up to a hybrid trailer to a 5th wheel. The only thing we missed was having such large, screen windows on the pop-up making one feel really outdoors. Our 5th wheel didn't have very large windows and we always ran a fantastic fan so we felt pretty closed in at night. However, we would never go back to a tent or pop-up. The 5th wheel feels more secure and sheltered in rain/rain. It's worth what you loose.
Jayco-noslide 07/31/14 01:33pm Fifth-Wheels
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