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RE: Wisconsin Adventure...

Any propane business should be able to take care of that worry. Also, some Menards home center stores have vehicle propane dispeners in the parking lots.
Snowman9000 03/24/17 05:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 10 days in Colorado in June

None of the trip is planned, it's all seat of the pants. Plus we don't mind driving sideways if there is something worth going to. But to answer your question the best I can, let's say Santa Fe, NM. We're not interested in the four corners area, I don't think.
Snowman9000 03/24/17 08:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Why do Class C's always leak in the front upper bunk area?

And, you can't know by inspection that the upward facing trim pieces are not sealed. You just can't. The only way to maintain them is to caulk their edges with ProFlex RV or the equivalent. On complex ones, you can stop caulking when the edge/opening is vertical or looking downward.
Snowman9000 03/23/17 11:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Why do Class C's always leak in the front upper bunk area?

I don't agree that the roof material is a problem. It is the roof seams that can be a problem, regardless of material. A rubber roof should not be a problem until it is old, or is torn by a branch or something. I'd rather have fiberglass, but there are bigger problems on Class C's. Unique to the Class C, the truck camper, and to some extent a fiver is the bottom sidewall seam on the front overhang bodywork. There is a corner trim piece that wraps up onto the sidewall. Because the opening is upward, it can catch water. Over time the sealant can deteriorate. We had an old fiver with several leaks. I realized that every corner trim that faces even partially upward is a problem. By partially, I mean it angles, like "\" or "<". So on those pieces, any portion that can see the sky can catch water. If/when a leak path develops, water gets into something. On a cheap C which doesn't have a molded front cap, the filon front end is shaped like a C. So the upward facing part of that C molding is another leak prospect. You see a lot of leaks on C's that don't have front windows, and I think the two areas I just mentioned are the culprits that are unique to C's and TC's. Another factor surely is the extra shaking/vibration of the overhang. Maybe worse on a TC than the other types. Then there is the front cap, side windows, and marker lights. Those are no different than the same items on other style RVs though. Except for vibration as above.
Snowman9000 03/23/17 11:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Snowbird bang for buck: parked fiver or park model?

Re Wickenburg, yes, there are pros and cons to it being a small town located 40 minutes from the Phoenix suburbs. That is a hesitation for us. We would love to have all of the amenities of Phoenix, without the crush of people. And, the PHX metro area is growing by 100K per year!
Snowman9000 03/23/17 09:18am Snowbirds
RE: A couple of questions for the group.

The first key is keeping the roof sealed religiously. And also the lower cabover seams. Beyond that, plastics start giving up around year 8. Older than that, plan on replacing stuff regularly. Maybe small stuff, but still. But if you like your rig, that is just something you do. In a perfect world, selling at year 8 is not a bad idea.
Snowman9000 03/21/17 05:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Snowbird bang for buck: parked fiver or park model?

AZ is a big beautiful state. There is soooooo much to see and do and not within a day trip. We've been birding in AZ for six winters and are still trying new places. We return to favorites yearly for hiking, ATVing, etc. Just "discovered" Wickenburg. Road our ATV 1200 miles in 6 weeks and didn't cover everything. Unless you like to join the golf car parade nightly touring the park, I wouldn't suggest you buy a park model. After you check in, it is hard to check out kind of like the Hotel California. I got a laugh out of that! We like Wickenburg too. One of the things we are considering is buying a lot at North Ranch. Maybe one that has a little shed or casita. Our second favorite area, or maybe it is 1-A, is Tucson. Decisions, decisions.
Snowman9000 03/21/17 07:51am Snowbirds
RE: Northern California in late May

I should have added, we enjoy dry camping as well as CGs with hookups. Thanks everyone!
Snowman9000 03/21/17 07:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 10 days in Colorado in June

Thanks everyone! I should clarify, we hike a little for the walk and fresh air. But not what most people call "hiking".
Snowman9000 03/21/17 07:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Northern California in late May

With 10 to 14 days to go from Las Vegas to Crescent City CA, what should we see? Yosemite is for sure. (How many days?) We'd like to check out Carson City and Reno. What else, and what routes? We like good small towns, scenery, and great campgrounds. No plans to hike, off-road, etc. We are driving a 25 foot Class C.
Snowman9000 03/20/17 04:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
10 days in Utah in June

What are your top three or four places to see in Utah in June? We won't be jeeping, hiking, or riding horses. Mostly I'd like to hear about great towns and scenery. A little someplace to walk around in the day, and then a great place to camp. Which of the NP's are at the top of your list? Dry campsite ideas are welcome too. We are driving a 25 foot Class C. This could be as little as 2 or 3 stops total, or we could make a handful of two-day stops. Whatever seems good. Thanks! (I'll be cutting and pasting similar questions for some other states.)
Snowman9000 03/20/17 04:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
10 days in Colorado in June

Besides RMNP, what are your top three or four places to see in Colorado in June? We won't be jeeping, hiking, or riding horses. Mostly I'd like to hear about great towns and scenery. A little someplace to walk around in the day, and then a great place to camp. Dry campsite ideas are welcome too. We are driving a 25 foot Class C. Most likely we will be starting up north, and working our way down to New Mexico. If you think a particular routing is especially good for that, please say so. Thanks! (I'll be cutting and pasting similar questions for some other states.)
Snowman9000 03/20/17 04:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Parks You Love Then You Hate Them You Need Them

I don't think it's a bad post. It made me think a little about the good and bad parks we have been in. Usually the facilities themselves are fine for our purposes. What makes me think highly or poorly of the parks are A) what kind of clientele is there, B) the staff, and C) the upkeep. We pull in after a long day. We are tired, hungry, and daylight is fading. What can you do to brighten my day? A pleasant, helpful, personable staffer makes a big difference. Maybe ask me if I need any dinner (dine out or delivery) or breakfast recommendations. Point me to a free cookie. Ask if I'd like a biscuit for the dog. Ask if we need any other info for the area. Tell us about the morning coffee. On the info sheet, include a sketch of an batwing TV antenna on a compass dial, showing which way to point it for the local channels. (Most of us with the batwings don't even know which way is forward.) Also list the name of the cable provider. We can look up the TV listings on our phone, but if you don't tell us the provider, we have to start guessing between several that are listed. The clientele issue is obvious, I think. Actually this is rarely an issue. But sometimes we have been uncomfortable. We won't return to those! Upkeep issue is obvious too. Just have things clean and working. Wifi, we gave up on that a long time ago. It's just hopeless and I don't count it against the park any more. We will use it if it works. But if you have it and it works, don't make it so it aggravates the users.
Snowman9000 03/19/17 04:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Will My Class Flip Over?

No, 10 degrees won't tip it. As others said, the center of gravity is actually pretty low. It doesn't feel that way when the wind is pushing on it, but that's the wind, not the COG, that is making it feel tippy. I don't blame you for being concerned. It never feels right to be tipped to the side in or on a vehicle.
Snowman9000 03/19/17 03:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Snowbird bang for buck: parked fiver or park model?

Why not just rent a condo? We would expect to meet more people, make more friends, and have more activities in an RV park. If that was not the case, sure, we'd rather live in some sort of sticks and bricks.
Snowman9000 03/18/17 08:36pm Snowbirds
RE: Snowbird bang for buck: parked fiver or park model?

Have you already stayed at several places in AZ? If you are picking the RV park based on prior knowledge and enjoyment of location, amenities, etc.... No, that is a sticking point. We have stayed in the locales a fair amount, so we know what the areas are like. But we have not stayed in the RV parks. So to buy a park model we would be going in blind as far as what the personality of the park was. That is the only argument I have for a fiver, and it's a big one.
Snowman9000 03/18/17 04:02pm Snowbirds
RE: Snowbird bang for buck: parked fiver or park model?

Yeah, the waste water system would be a big advantage. And no slides.
Snowman9000 03/18/17 12:42pm Snowbirds
Snowbird bang for buck: parked fiver or park model?

I know some of you get all wound up at any discussion of dollars and cents here. So this is not the thread for you. :) For AZ snowbirding, staying on a rental lot at one park all season, if we have no desire to use a big RV for any other trips, does a park model make more sense? The assumption is we would pay annual rent, and the fiver or unit would sit there year round. The fiver would be easier to move somewhere if we decide to. Although I'd have to pay someone because we won't have a big enough truck anyway. The park model, I'm not kidding myself, even though it CAN be moved, as a practical matter it has to be sold in place. But I'm guessing the park models will be more comfortable in many ways and will hold up to the weather better. Is there any real reason we might want to buy a fiver instead of a park model, for long term on a year round rental lot? We'd probably buy used either way. Lightly used, if it was going to be a fiver.
Snowman9000 03/18/17 10:50am Snowbirds
RE: Majestic 19G and similar smallest Class C's

Mike, how wide or deep is the bed from front to rear? I realize it is narrower and maybe not completely usable up front except for a kid. I'm just trying to figure out how wide it is for two adults. Or is it meant for two to sleep north-south? If you take the dinette backrest cushions off, what is the measurement between the dinette backs? Another way of saying how long is that bed?
Snowman9000 03/17/17 05:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Advice for a short Premium Fifth Wheel

It's all relative. We have 44 + 6 FW and have gone a week dry camping in the desert. Yes, we have to be judicious. It's dry enough that we can shower every other day. So while I would like 60-80, I could live with 50.
Snowman9000 03/16/17 05:35pm Fifth-Wheels
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