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RE: Downsized and Regretted it?

To me, personally, the 39 footer is way way too big so it wouldn't be hard for me at all. Although I might downsize a little less to around 27-30 ft. I think it's largely going to be a matter of attitude and expectations. We've all seen folks happy as can be in very small RV's as well as in the huge ones and each will be glad to tell you the advantages. We have had from the smallest pop-ups to a 17 ft. hybrid, a 25 ft. 5th wheel with no slides and now a 30 ft. Class C with 2 slides. We've loved them all at times. Love the 30 footer, never will want bigger but even it sometimes is a little too big for the sites we want. To me, no matter what we have it is never a "home"; it is a camper and I don't expect to have everything we have at home.
Jayco-noslide 09/23/15 06:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: When your in a park that won't let you wash

I carry 4 or 5 microfiber cloths from Sam's Club(some are too small). I call them my "magic rags". I don't try to clean the MH much on the road but can keep our toad vehicle very clean as long as it isn't really dirty with mud crusted on. All I need is a bucket of water and a drop or 2 of Dawn. I get 1 rag soaked but partialy squeeezed out. Then go over a small area with it and follow with a dry clean cloth; windows included. These cloths absorb so well you can do the whole car with 1 or 2 changes of the rags. I even do it this way at home most of the time where I have water and a hose. I have done a touch-up on the MH this way also.
Jayco-noslide 09/23/15 06:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to tow???

I don't know if true of all vehicle manuals but the one with my 2012 Chevy Sonic spells it out very clearly; "towing behind a motorhome" and tells you what to do and that it is flat towable. I would start there.
Jayco-noslide 09/19/15 10:39am Dinghy Towing
Grand Marais, Mn.

Just booked 4 nights at the city campground in Grand Marais, Mn. Am I going to like it? Have been to the town many years ago but really don't know anything about the campground. I gave up on trying to find any elec. sites at the campgrounds along the shore. The town looks interesting and any hikes (under 6 miles) we shouldn't miss?
Jayco-noslide 09/19/15 10:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV or camping manners....

I don't understand. Do you mean that he was hooked to his sewer connection right at his site or was it a common dump station? Either way,as long as he was hooked to the dump properly and not spilling out on the ground he was completely within his rights to dump and probably could not anticipate to what degree it would smell. Mine never smells badly when I dump but I do use chemicals. Also, we mostly don't put solid wast in our tanks. Maybe I'm missing something?
Jayco-noslide 09/14/15 01:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie Needs Help! From experienced rvers

It's just me but I don't respond to posts this long. You might get more by editing it to be way shorter.
Jayco-noslide 09/14/15 01:00pm Beginning RVing
RE: Are you REALLY that inconsiderate??

I don't have an answer and I don't think there is one except maybe dealing with specific situations. I think one either has to build up tolerance and accept that there are many inconsiderates and move on or decide to avoid situations where this stuff is most likely. Just don't go there.
Jayco-noslide 09/08/15 09:15am Truck Campers
RE: Dirty Roof

Is it a rubber roof? When they get old and the outer layer is wearing off it can look like mildew or soil when its the under layer showing through. I've also wondered how much difference it really makes to get it super clean except looks?
Jayco-noslide 09/08/15 09:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Our new longer Class C issues?? Yosemite

I don't know about those places but we have a 30 ft. Class C and it backs into sites easier that the 25 ft. 5th wheel we had. really have to watch the long overhang.
Jayco-noslide 09/08/15 09:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Depreciation Guidelines?

No matter what I'm selling on my own I try to not think to much about the amount because I usually think the item "should be worth" more than I'm getting. Useless thinking. It brings what it brings. Expecting too much starting out probably cost me on the last truck I sold. Never thought I would have such trouble selling a nice Chevy truck. Eventually sold it to a dealer. Booo.
Jayco-noslide 09/08/15 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I'm better because...

Seems to be a sensitive issue? I've noticed that expressing an opinion of any sort can be "dangerous". It just seems that a lot of folks are very sensitive about being told or the implication that they should do this or that. It's like "don't you dare try to tell me what to do" This attitude doesn't go well with a forum of free expression that encourages participation. Now, bet I'll get critisized for what I just said.
Jayco-noslide 09/08/15 08:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Depreciation Guidelines?

I don't know but I think it's pretty difficult to estimate the amount of depreciation very accurately. To go from $200,000 to $98,000 seems pretty extreme to me but not impossible. An RV is only worth what a buyer will pay at any point in time so it could vary a huge amount. For example, if you try to sell a year after purchase, how long are you willing to hold out for a higher price. Or you might get lucky and find that 1 buyer in the area right away that really wants the unit. You might not find a buyer at any price. It's not like a reasonably priced house or car in that there just aren't that many buyers for such a specialized item. The only thing I know for sure is that RV's depreciate a lot and that's the single most expensive part of RVing. If you have to worry about it too much maybe you can't afford it.
Jayco-noslide 09/05/15 01:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I'm better because...

I'm not sure of your point. Is it that you get upset when posters comment on these issues or imply that 1 way is better than another? I think in the spirit of free expression and exchange of ideas it's perfectly OK if I say I do it one way (for example, prefer a small RV) and just don't get it that people want the big ones. I guess in a way I'm saying my way is best (for me) but that doesn't mean I think you're bad or an idiot for doing it your way. Worrying too much that someone might be sensitive about my opinion takes the fun out of it.
Jayco-noslide 09/05/15 01:28pm General RVing Issues
Fall camping Minnesota?

We may take our 30 ft. Motor home to the Lake Superior shore north and east of Duluth and even to northern Mn. west and north of Duluth possibly in late Sept to mid Oct. We don't need short sleeve weather but not a big fan of days much below mid-50's and nights below freezing. Comments and advice based on experiences welcomed.
Jayco-noslide 09/05/15 01:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: When to winterize in the SW

Whenever the forecasts call for temps to fall to upper 20's or below. However if it is an early,short cold snap keep in mind that it might only stay cold for an hour or so so you might delay by leaving the furnace on very low.
Jayco-noslide 09/04/15 12:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Yellowstone Nat'l Park

A lot of the Park is 8000 ft. or more so it can and has snowed any day of the year somewhere in the Park so snow now is not a big deal.
Jayco-noslide 09/04/15 12:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Food handling in National Parks

Generally I think you will be OK as long as you don't leave food or related items outside of the RV. I've never been busted but have seen neighbors coolers, etc. confiscated. These regulations have done a remarkable job of keeping bears out of campgrounds and picnic areas.
Jayco-noslide 09/04/15 12:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Poorly written RV MANUALS

Seems to me you are wanting something more technical and mechanic oriented than a typical "manual". For example, I don't think my car manual has a wiring schematic?? My complaint is that a manufacturer will often put out a manual that is really for several different models so even something simple might not apply to the model I have.
Jayco-noslide 09/04/15 12:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Blowout at 70 mph

I won't preach but just another reason I never drive my MH anywhere near 70.
Jayco-noslide 09/04/15 12:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What would you do, stay put or pull over?

Keep in mind that a speed limit of 70 does not require you to drive 70 even if there are cars behind. Perfectly legal to drive any speed above the legal minimum.
Jayco-noslide 08/24/15 06:15pm General RVing Issues
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