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FL park for this Jan-Mar? (stop laughing!)

At the last minute, we are wanting to try Florida for a snowbird experience. I know that good parks book full months ahead of time. But anyway, -Would prefer gulf side but not essential. Central FL is fine, doesn't have to be south. -Does not have to be near water. -Has to have a golfing group and nearby courses. -Not trying to cut corners, we would rather pay up and enjoy some luxury. -Prefer it has fewer park models, or at least a big RV contingent. We have an 11 year old fiver, it's excellent cosmetically but still, it might exclude some of the parks. Suggestions??? (stop laughing!) :)
Snowman9000 12/09/17 11:38am Snowbirds
RE: Youthful 55+ parks in Arizona

I'm 72 and would like to find that place with younger people also. Lots of places have things that the old ladies like but not much for the guys. Not interested at all in a pot luck, square dancing, line dancing cards or going to the casino. I would enjoy, RC race cars, woodshop, Drones, off roading and even some interesting classes in computers or maybe ham radio. I'm old but not ready to quit. I keep looking but haven't had much luck yet.. B.O. The Arizonian in Gold Canyon really fits your profile as far as RC, drones, and off roading. I don’t know if they have a wood shop or the tech stuff. Probably clubs for computers and ham.. Forum member “Me Again” has described Canyon Vistas in Gold Canyon or Apache Junction as having those interests too. In general, AJ and Gold Canyon attract off roaders.
Snowman9000 12/07/17 09:32am Snowbirds
RE: Youthful 55+ parks in Arizona

Interesting thoughts! I never stopped to consider that the parks could fall on hard times by not attracting the next wave of retirees. It seems like there is some sort of business opportunity here.... I think the regular Sun City type places are still attracting new retirees. Especially the newest developments.
Snowman9000 12/05/17 12:36pm Snowbirds
RE: Youthful 55+ parks in Arizona

Those are all good replies. Thank you. I’m glad no one took it the wrong way either. We have spent some time in a big park with a lot of park models. The “older” people were super nice. But we did miss having more people closer to our age. And we are not alone, because more than once at a function, a younger than 70 couple would sit by us and remark about how it was nice to meet someone younger at the park. I guess deep down I figure I want to put off aging, just like we all do. And hanging around with people a generation older makes me feel older. I was struck by how many of the residents in their late 70s had been coming to the park for 15-20 years. So maybe back then it was a younger park. But it is hard to imagine much turnover now. Maybe a few percent every year? My guess is that any park model heavy park is always going to be mostly people who have been retired for quite a while. Ben, what kinds of issues are coming up? John &Joey, we think Green Valley is an entire town of 70+ folks. I’ve never seen anything quite like it, although The Villages must be like that except much bigger.
Snowman9000 12/04/17 06:24pm Snowbirds
Youthful 55+ parks in Arizona

My senior dad used to joke that the definition of “old” was always ten years older than he was. So if I ask a 75 year old if a park with an average age of 77 is full of old people, he’d probably say no. Where for me being 59, they’d be old. I know they’d still be friendly, fun, and fairly active, but they’re not of my generation. Are there snowbird parks in the Phoenix or Tucson areas that are noticeably younger than others? There won’t be any with an average age in the 60’s, I’m guessing?
Snowman9000 12/03/17 04:02pm Snowbirds
RE: Real weights HitchHiker II 32.5 LS

Thanks Old-Biscuit, that’s good. More pin weight than I would have thought, but you were heavily loaded.
Snowman9000 11/18/17 06:29pm Fifth-Wheels
Real weights HitchHiker II 32.5 LS

Anyone have real life weights for a HitchHiker II LS 32.5?
Snowman9000 11/17/17 11:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Whats Your Real Weights? Truck and Trailer. The Real Deal

BTW if anyone wants to search this thread, go to the url line on the first page and you'll see it looks like this https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/20298675.cfm Remove the .cfm at the end, and replace with /print/true.cfm Hit enter and you will now have one long continuous page. Use your Ctrl-F or Cmd-F (find) function, and easily search the whole thread.
Snowman9000 11/17/17 11:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Testing electric brakes, Update.

Our next pull will be January 1. I’ll just see how it goes. It’s less than 100 miles on flat interstate, so I can make it. Famous last words...
Snowman9000 11/14/17 12:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Testing electric brakes, Update.

The testing was done by activating the controller manually. I don’t know if the shoes are new, but they could be. Probably not, but they could be. Mex, I don’t have the tools to DIY. I’d have to call a mobile tech.
Snowman9000 11/14/17 12:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Testing electric brakes, Update.

I got a clamp meter from Amazon for 31 usd. Seems just fine. The Chinese brand name is MeterK, and it’s orange. Each magnet is drawing 3.0-3.2 amps. The controller readout was 12.5-12.7 amps. So it’s all good electrically, right? And I’m confident the shoes are adjusted right. To repeat, at 25 mph, pulling the controller lever won’t lock the brakes. All it will do is produce a bit of a tug on the truck. I don’t feel there is enough braking while driving. It’s possible the shoes are new, but I don’t know. Next step?
Snowman9000 11/14/17 09:54am Tech Issues
RE: Would like an explanation please.

Even if everyone agrees it’s a great gesture, it’s not about RV-ing. ATC seems like the right place. I also wonder why they are not listed in new/active/etc.
Snowman9000 11/12/17 04:24pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Class C choices around 24'

My new short list: Forest River Forester 2291S. Sunseeker 2290s. Sunseeker 2300. Forester 2301. Looks like I'm down to just one manufacturer. I have not been out to any dealers yet to look in person yet. I wish there were another brand with a Floorplan that would work. I'll keep looking and see if any look promising. Maybe not having a slide will be a good thing too. Less weight for the RV I assume, and less to go wrong. Something to consider for sure. If the 2290/91 was available when we bought our 2300, I bet we would have wanted the extra floor space. Although, it’s more mental than practical. And the slide eliminates some storage places, I’m sure. We have the old style dinette rather than the U-dinette. We had a foam cushion company make wedge shaped back cushions, and bought some of the stock upholstery fabric from Forest River’s supplier. The cushion company sewed zippered covers for the wedges so they look stock. They made a night and day difference in sitting and lounging comfort. But they take away the bed conversion so it’s not for everybody. I mention all that to say that with the basic dinette, there is a lot of interior cabinetry space. We are very happy with what we can carry, for the size. Btw, there is a right amount of angle to make the wedges work right. I don’t have access to the camper this winter, but if someone wants to do it, I’ll dig through my emails etc to see if I can find it.
Snowman9000 11/11/17 12:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: white spots on windshield

One of the best things to use to clean and polish glass is 0000 steel wool. It will not scratch the glass and yet it will clean minerals and road grime easily. Try it at home for windows and mirrors. What’s good for longstanding tree sap on a windshield? I could try regular bug, sap, and tar remover. But I’m wondering about the steel wool.
Snowman9000 11/11/17 12:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C choices around 24'

We own a Sunseeker 2300, which is a slightly down market twin of the Forester 2301. It has virtually identical useful space to the 2251, while not having a slideout.
Snowman9000 11/10/17 04:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Clamp ammeter specs

So what is the error range for a reading of 1 amp? Depends on the decimal places after the 1?
Snowman9000 11/08/17 07:35pm Tech Issues
Clamp ammeter specs

On an inexpensive clamp ammeter, the DC current spec tolerance is 3.0% +6. What does the +6 mean?
Snowman9000 11/08/17 02:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Holding tank issues

Amazing Goop is great stuff and would do the trick.
Snowman9000 11/08/17 08:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Testing electric brakes, Update.

Ok, I’ve got 12.3v output to brakes with the lever pulled, and 10.5a. So it’s a little low, but is it significant?
Snowman9000 11/07/17 12:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Testing electric brakes, Update.

Prodigy P3 controller, not giving any errors. I could get some slowing from the trailer brakes when I pulled the manual lever, but nowhere near enough. This was after brake adjustments. I suspect poor wire connections, but don’t want to break them open without testing what I can. With the P3 there is a simple test you can perform with the Trouble shoot option on the controller. Selectic trouble shoot and the output current option. With the 7 way connected move the manual lever all the way and note the current reading. Now select the output voltage and move the manual lever all the way and note the voltage reading. As I sated in a previous post a 4 wheel trailer should read about 1 amp per volt applied. I do this test before every trip with my trailer. It only takes a couple minutes and nothing besides using the brake controller with trailer connected is required. Thanks, I’ll check it out.
Snowman9000 11/07/17 12:30pm Tech Issues
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