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RE: I'm completely discouraged after reading these posts...

The 'problems' I have encountered over many years with tents, PUPs, a ROO and now the MH are far less than the many friends I have made here, at CGs and many other interesting places. The information shared on forums and personally have made life manageable as it relates to issues as they arise, negative or otherwise. I just got back from a 1300 mile, 16 day trip through 7 states and 5 locations. Excepting nasty traffic at times, a clogged water filter, a minor item left behind at a CG and some rain two days, it was PERFECT. Now, that's what I'm talking about!
Robocop 07/29/15 05:20pm Beginning RVing
RE: tow vehicle

As a finally retired LEO after 32 years and now towing a toad for 3 years, I am all in when it comes to an auxiliary braking system and everything necessary to keep the toad from launching down the highway on its own. One of my favorite caveats in life personally and professionally is, "Fortune favors the prepared mind".
Robocop 06/25/15 03:43pm Dinghy Towing

Some days it's all I can do to just buy everything on Amazon. The shipping times and great service are worth a difference in price.
Robocop 06/25/15 03:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What did you find you did not need?

Have not yet used the jack or. spare tire. Also the dinky little fire extinguisher. Sadly, I have needed the fire extinguisher once in an exigent manner and now carry two larger ones. The spare came in handy at least once, almost twice. No need for a jack. AAA or Good Sam.
Robocop 05/30/15 11:35am RV Lifestyle
RE: Newbie, looking at 28-30' rigs

I love mine and travel alone for the most part. I like the extra room. Plenty of sleep areas, privacy and a good sized bathroom. No issues getting to necessary facilities while on the road.
Robocop 05/25/15 02:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What did you find you did not need?

I have things like a 25ft 30A extension cord, needed it once before I bought it, have NEVER needed it since I bought it, not getting rid of it though. I'm of the mind set, that I won't need some of the things that I carry..... till I don't have them. :( A big x2! Since we have more than ample storage, I am taking the Boy Scout approach. Sure, I'll lose 0.1 mpg hauling the stuff around but it'll be there when I need it. By the way, you WILL need that 30A extension again some day. Indeed. I travel alone so the MH weight issue is not so prominent always. I suspect I am of the rainy day mindset when it comes to food, supplies and contingencies. Like the 14x14 EZ Up. Always take it. Never look at the 10 day weather forecast. Yep. Takes some room and is not light. The extra 30 amp extension cord? One trip a year with a shared pedestal but what if I did not know that? Blender, toaster, crock pot, electric griddle and fry pan, just in case. LOL! Perhaps my approach is no longer Boy Scout but it may lean toward the Zombie Apocalypse. :B
Robocop 05/24/15 11:54am RV Lifestyle
RE: Toad left in park

I loved all the witty and informed reparte here. Lists are great but getting distracted in the middle of the checking of/off the list does not help either. I cannot imagine anyone driving 200 miles with a blown tire and not noticing the ramifications. Heck, I forget to latch a small cargo door and I have several people honking and waving at me in less than a minute.
Robocop 05/21/15 12:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Backing up with toad

I have done it a few times, no more than a few feet and in a straight line. Once I was caught up with no turning radius in front of me at a gas pump island and had to adjust back and forth a couple of times but slow and carefully. I travel alone and hope to never to get 'stuck' but know that I will!
Robocop 05/21/15 11:57am Dinghy Towing
RE: Ka-runch!!!

Caught mine on a concrete median on the CBE in NYC 2 years back. Between trying to keep the mirrors from getting smacked in the dungeon like darkness and wondering where your genny pipe is can be stressful. Fortunately only the mount had to be replaced. There are times while parked on a tight residential street I worry about folks not seeing the pipe. When at home I always throw two traffic cones out, just because.
Robocop 04/20/15 09:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Exercising Generator

Monthly for two hours with either the A/C or electric heater on going on 4 years without issue. My portable gennys the same while hooked up to the RV.
Robocop 04/17/15 06:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How do you all secure your carry out sat antennas

Depending upon the CG and/or distance I may throw a light chain on it. I also bought a cable $29 that alerts when the cable is disconnected from the satellite cube. Of course if I am not inside the RV when that happens it does no good but in the middle of the night it would be a rude awakening. But as others would note, it is rare to see someone walking through a CG with a cube or tripod in a manner that is truly suspicious.
Robocop 03/05/15 07:37am Technology Corner
RE: Honda CR-V Toad

As others have stated, you really don't notice it behind you.
Robocop 03/05/15 06:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cell phone booster

I have the AC/DC Wilson 4G booster but with the small antenna and enjoy the ability to go from one bar to four bars in nominal signal areas.
Robocop 03/05/15 06:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: CRV 2WD or AWD does it matter?

I lucked out buying my CR-V. It was a standard shift and AWD. A rare option. I love driving it and it tows great.
Robocop 03/01/15 10:41am Dinghy Towing
RE: Balking Brake Buddy

Had mine do that this summer. It's not he Brake Buddy. It's the lack of power getting to it. Starting the car got it to set. X2.... Just had the same thing happen to me for the first time over NYE. I did not start/run my toad for 5 days in very cold temps and when I hooked up to leave, the BB would not set-up. I only had to start the toad for a few minutes to get the BB to set-up with no further issues.
Robocop 02/15/15 04:39pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Anyone useing WEBROOT antivirus?

WebRoot and MalwareBytes have not failed me on my latest laptop from Best Buy.
Robocop 01/29/15 10:08pm Technology Corner
RE: explain to me

As a 'boomer' with a full time job I get out more than most. I also have enjoyed certain routines with friends, CGs and time frames. I've had my MH 4 years and 11,000 miles. Unfortunately (or a blessing), my favorite monthly CG adventure is only 50 miles away. I am retiring in May and expect my mileage will increase exponentially even though I do not expect a cross country excursion for some time. My mileage totals were about the same with my ROO. The running joke at work has been, I work at camping. I would agree that too many folks buy a RV and seldom get out more than a month a year.
Robocop 01/29/15 09:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Forest River

A couple of minor issues but nothing to get all whacked about. I really love my Sunseeker especially when all is in good order.
Robocop 01/25/15 06:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do you exercise your generator in the winter?

Yep. And the 3500W and 9000W as well. It is a long and loud 6 hours every month but they always work well when needed.
Robocop 01/21/15 05:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C bunkhouse w/ outdoor kitchen?

I like the concept and have enjoyed sharing good times with friends who have them in TT. Since I have the same general Class C layout, I would really hate to lose the bedroom wardrobe on the curbside wall. That kitchen looks deep even if only half way up.
Robocop 01/16/15 05:51pm Class C Motorhomes
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