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RE: Do we need a generator?

I hate using the genset for AC. It's two different devices with noise and buzzing, squared. We have never done it overnight, and won't unless we absolutely have to. We do find it convenient for a brief usage now and then, but when we need AC overnight, we pay for a hookup CG. We were just out in the desert with temps well over 100 and, driving, our dash air handled it easily. So no need in our C for a genset going down the road. I think you'd be fine without it. But another viewpoint is, some day you will sell the C, and having no genset could be a resale problem, just like now.
Snowman9000 07/11/17 06:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ambivalent about re-joining RV lifestyle

There are always rental cabins at "the lake", hotels and lodges at national parks, rafting destinations, that sort of thing. If it is just for the trips with the boys, I'd look into land-based solutions.
Snowman9000 07/11/17 06:44am Beginning RVing
RE: Chicago RV parks?

50 miles from Chicago is too close, need 100 mile radius to be safe. I stayed here last year, nice place with trees and stuff for the kids. http://www.blackhawkvalleycampground.com/ Now Edd... I just looked up the crime rates for your town and for T or C, and for my town which is 50 miles from Chicago. Wanna guess? Yours is almost twice the national average. Mine is less than half the average. Jeesh.
Snowman9000 07/09/17 08:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Non-AZ resident, can we register a fiver in AZ? Should we?

Registration in Illinois is $50/ year. No personal property tax. From a legal standpoint, I think it should be in Illinois, at least for now.
Snowman9000 07/09/17 08:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Non-AZ resident, can we register a fiver in AZ? Should we?

I see no harm in asking on the forum. While it might not provide the final answer, sometimes someone has first hand knowledge and/or posts the links needed for verification. I wasn't having good luck finding it on my own. Thanks for the helpful replies so far.
Snowman9000 07/09/17 10:20am Fifth-Wheels
Non-AZ resident, can we register a fiver in AZ? Should we?

We are considering buying a fiver for winter use in AZ, then storing it there in the summer. Obviously we can register it in IL where we are residents. Does that create a problem when it is left in AZ all year? (Half at a park, half in storage.) Is this a thing that is commonly done and rarely enforced? What is the annual registration and any other taxes for say a $20K fiver in AZ? I mean annual fees, not the initial sales or use tax on the purchase. I'm not sure we could even register it in AZ, without having an address there at the time of purchase. I'm trying to google up these answers but am not having as much luck as I would like.
Snowman9000 07/09/17 08:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: SouthEast Virginia to Elkhart Indiana

I put it into Google Maps, and it said to go up by DC, into Maryland, PA, etc. And that's not even in your choices. :) The other choice it gave was your WV route. I can't help you there, but on the Indiana end, you don't have to worry about which way to come into Elkhart. It's basically rural, and you'll either be coming in on I-80, or on a rural state or federal highway. Whatever meshes up with your main route. Just don't go through Ft. Wayne, go around it. (There is a bypass.) The secondary state highways in Indiana can be a bit tight and bumpy. The federal ones are usually great. If you come in from the southerly side, you will see Amish folk, buggies on the roads, etc.
Snowman9000 07/06/17 11:55am Roads and Routes
RE: New Mexico campgrounds with Kennels or horse stalls

I'm glad it helped! I always get a smile when we drive by the horse resort on US 70 by Alamogordo. But, I had never thought about the need for such a thing.
Snowman9000 07/06/17 11:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Diaper Pail for toilet paper disposal.

In the past this subject has come up. There do seem to be a few here who do not put their TP into the toilet. Not my cup of tea.
Snowman9000 07/06/17 10:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Shortest Class C Recommendations

The link you tried to create as an image here, is not an image on the net. It is a URL for a page that shows your image. I can't see how to get the image file address itself. Lot of talk about Starflytes. Here's mine I bought it for shorter trips on a dirt bike or dual sport riding. We have a large diesel fun mover for longer ride trips. Longest I've been in the Starflyte is 9 days. Mine has the couch bed in back makes into a corner, little dinette up front as well. For a single person who doesn't mnd a wet bath, works great, and what a tuff, decently made rig, drives real nice v10, 10.5 mpg to 11 is common. I took out the old skool tube tv, has a flat panel now which I never use. Put a hing and door with that tv so there's HUGE storage above cab. Also added 100 watts solar. Bog difference.
Snowman9000 07/06/17 10:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I hope your battery isn't truly dead. Was it new from the sale?
Snowman9000 07/05/17 03:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Mexico campgrounds with Kennels or horse stalls

Well there is a Horse Resort RV Park right between Alamogordo and Tularosa. It seems to be the first one on this page. http://www.horsemotel.com/NewMexico.html
Snowman9000 07/04/17 05:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2005 Monaco Trail-Lite R-Vision 213 - Class B+

Someone will be along shortly to move this to the Class C forum for you. Start with the thread I'm listing below this paragraph. It has the most comprehensive information on your new motorhome that exists on the internet. Yes, it is 361 pages long. I will be along soon again to tell you how to make the thread searchable. When I can find my instructions post, lol. Here is the Trail Lite thread Here is my answer to a question about the same manual. Oh, I see my answer (the second post) in that second one tells how to search the long thread I gave you above. OK, my work here is done. :)
Snowman9000 07/04/17 10:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Grand Design Reflection

Can any of you say what kind of details or workmanship make them well built? Thanks.
Snowman9000 07/04/17 10:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: And I thought Indiana had bad roads - Part 3

Yeah, we have encountered several 80 MPH interstates in the west. The highest we've seen is 85 MPH on I-10 in west Texas. We noticed that not many people actually drive at 85 there, though.
Snowman9000 07/03/17 08:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: Ducted AC return air in fivers

It must depend upon your house design. Every house I've been around, the central air returns are ducted. Not true for window units, obviously. All I know is, in our present RV (Class C), it's darn loud. We are looking for a used fiver to put on a site, and I don't want to have to live with noise like that.
Snowman9000 07/03/17 05:02pm Fifth-Wheels
Ducted AC return air in fivers

What mid level fiver brands have ducted rather than direct return air to the AC? Does that lower the sound very much? I don't like the high noise level of the direct air return ACs.
Snowman9000 07/03/17 03:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for small c 2 beds

There are several new twin bed small C models built on the Ford Transit chassis. Look at the websites for the big companies. Here is the Sunseeker
Snowman9000 07/02/17 06:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Need a hobby? Buy a new RV.

We are on the last day of a two month trip. My fix-it to do list is very long. The most recent failure was just a couple of days ago. Sigh.
Snowman9000 07/02/17 06:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: The Big Switch are we crazy ?????

Makes sense to me. You bought the truck, go for it.
Snowman9000 07/01/17 05:48pm Travel Trailers
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