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RE: Anyone tow a 33ft bumper pull up Route 1 California coast

haha. Okay. I think you guys answered my questions sufficiently. Be sure and post how your trip down Hwy. 1 turns out:):):) We all know that you are still going to do it:):):)
djgarcia 09/14/14 11:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need help selecting new Travel Trailer

The weight your can tow will limit the number of manufactures that can meet your RV needs. Your on the right track with Casita and Scamp. Scampi makes a great little 5th. wheel but I am also impressed with the Casita RV's. Have you tried calling them to get information? Also just do a search for "light weight trailers". Seach for RV dealers in Tualitin, Sherwood or Hillsboro Oregon. There is one dealer who specializes in nothing but light weight trailers. Sorry I can't remember the exact name.
djgarcia 09/14/14 02:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone tow a 33ft bumper pull up Route 1 California coast

Driving Hwy. 1 Just another perspective--- What is the purpose of driving Hwy 1????? 1. A test of one's nerves, blood pressure, anxiety level and manhood:( 2. spend a day enjoying and relaxing while you drive the most beautiful coast line on the whole west coast:) Hwy. 1 was not designed or built for RV's to use. Can it be done? Sure! Would I choose to drive it? yes, but not in large RV's or towing trailers:)
djgarcia 09/13/14 09:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: HELP! Needed to know this yesterday

I agree with King George about the second battery. Personally I would have the second battery hooked up permanently. I also camp 98% of the time at camp grounds with electrical hook ups but if I have a battery go bad, I don't have to run around in an unfamiliar town looking for a new battery which may be a higher price than what I can buy in my home town. Second, If I were to buy a generator, I would buy a quiet Honda. Just my 2 cents:)
djgarcia 09/08/14 08:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Advise on things you think you do not need.

Good idea on the flash drive djgarcia. As DH and DS#1 seem to have the calendar full of Dr appointments, and they ALWAYS want to know about the meds, I just hit "print" and the nurses/docs love it. They say a printed out list make it lots easier to update their records. BTW, add a copy of your Advance Directive to your list....tough thing to think about, but there will come a time. Ours has copies of POA and AD for all 3 of us. Of course, some hospital or Dr will ask for the 1 thing you don't have, but that's pretty much normal. Dadmomh, Thanks. I forgot about the AHD document and I do carry one in the RV, one in an envelope attached to the door on the refrigerator and one in the safe deposit box. I should have remembered the AHD in my original post as I work as an Ombudsman. Dick
djgarcia 08/31/14 12:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Advise on things you think you do not need.

Medical Information: I have created a medical spread sheet that includes: 1. Phone, fax numbers, addresses of all Doctors 2. List of all prescriptions: a. name, gerneric name b. mgb c. dosage d. frequency e. date each started/stopped f. Doctor prescribing each g, Pharmacy name, phone, address. h, allergies i. Lab names, phone and address 3. List and dates of all surgeries I save a copy of all this information to my hard drive and make any changes as they occur so I have the most updated info. I then copy this information of to a memory chip and hang it on the dash after I paint it red. Then I print 10 copies and always carry 5 in my truck when we are RVing. If we need medical attention on the road, I just give them a copy.
djgarcia 08/30/14 08:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: GPS How To ?

Thanks,...but having been down the "call Garmin road" this forum is so much easier and faster,...it even sometimes works on my case while I'm sleeping :)) Simple this time,..... How do ya change the home location in my Garmin 2595 ? On my nuvi 255, its under "tools" then "my data", but just can't find it on the bigger 2595. I know, it can't be that hard ! Just call Garmin Tech support and they will walk you through the issue:) I would be interested in knowing what kind of problems you have had with using Garmin Tech support technicians. I have had no problems and they have been quick, direct and clear explanations to resolve my issues.
djgarcia 08/28/14 07:28am Technology Corner
RE: GPS How To ?

Simple this time,..... How do ya change the home location in my Garmin 2595 ? On my nuvi 255, its under "tools" then "my data", but just can't find it on the bigger 2595. I know, it can't be that hard ! Just call Garmin Tech support and they will walk you through the issue:)
djgarcia 08/27/14 10:27pm Technology Corner
RE: trailer towing insurance

Some AAA offer it, but not available everywhere. And, even if you have it, and travel outside your area, you probably won't get service. Good Sam and Coachnet both do RVs. I don't have either, so I can't say who is better. Both can have their issues and can shine at times. ChooChooMan, your key phrase "but not available everywhere" is in my opinion is what makes AAA not a good policy for RVers.
djgarcia 08/26/14 05:03pm Toy Haulers
RE: Long trip with 95 year old lady

You will experience possible restrictions with the 10 yr. rule in larger "Resort" type RV parks.
djgarcia 08/25/14 09:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: trailer towing insurance

AAA is NOT a Trailer Towing insurance!!!! Especially for RVers with all the AAA limitations and conditions.
djgarcia 08/25/14 08:42pm Toy Haulers
RE: Long trip with 95 year old lady

Suggest you take at look at Good Sam's "Emergency Assistance Plus" program in case you need "medical evacuation" while on your trip.
djgarcia 08/25/14 07:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: 60 mph is just fine.

6 western states out of 50 with over 55 mph when towing is a very small percentage like tiny and hardly registers on the richter scale. Something California residents can surely relate to. Maybe we should bring back the double nickle (55mph max nationally) and really enforce it to the hilt and then ALL vehicles will be traveling so close to the same speed and think of the billions of barrels of oil saved each year and the far less violent collisions that will occur. A winner all the way around! I'm starting to really like the idea!I'd love to see congress pass that law. But that's because I would like to see the members of congress unemployed; and that's one sure way to make that happen. Congress already passed the 55 mph speed limit in 1971 and like the prohibition laws people ignored them and keep driving at higher speeds or drinking as much as they wanted:):):):) So Congress repealed both laws:):):) The moral of the story is that laws should not be passed based on political arbitrariness but rather on emperical, objective, scientific data and reality plus reasonable common sense:)
djgarcia 08/25/14 12:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie looking for lightweight

Hi and thank you for your response! It is just me and my lab just for clarification and I plan to eventually permanently land somewhere with small house. Right now I am looking for where that might be and have some fun doing it. I am looking in the 20 ft+ something range. I am used to small space. My house is 760 sq. ft. Has to have a bathroom and shower. Thanks for your response and valid points. That helps. You probably will be limited to trailers like the "Casita" as long as you are going to limit yourself to a 6 cylinder truck. Look up light weight trailers on the web. Another consideration is the location of where you are going to temporary live i.e. cold, heat, rain etc.
djgarcia 08/24/14 05:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: 60 mph is just fine.

Not saying at all that I'm the perfect driver, but do feel like posted max is there for a reason. Seems like if the posted is 55, folks think that really means 60....65 really means 75. Just seems like having a radar is more like a way to go above the posted speed and lessen the chances of getting caught. I try to stay within whatever the speed for that area is. You betcha there are times I find my foot has gotten heavier, but most of the time I use cruise set at the posted speed. In 1973, due to an oil crisis, congress arbitarly enacted the National Maixium Speed law(55) in order to reduce gasoline consumption. . The results were debated and the impact on safety is unclear and unproven. The law was widley disregarded by drivers. In 1995 the 55mph speed was repealed, returning the the choice of speed limits to each state. The Basic Speed Law means you may not drive faster than is SAFE for current road conditions, regardless of the posted speed limit. What is SAFE for one driver may not be for another driver. Thanks for sharing your perspectives:)
djgarcia 08/24/14 04:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: 60 mph is just fine.

Completely agree with this thread and speed.....except for the radar part. Is this like getting a free pass to go faster than the posted max?? Or give you a heads-up that a Bear is gonna stop you if you don't slow down? Don't have a radar, don't need a radar. IF I'm going over the posted speed and I get stopped and ticketed, it's my own fault. Drivers who are "perfect" and never make human mistakes or demonstrate momentary lapes of attention while driving probably will not find the radar necessary. For the rest of us RVers who are less than "perfect drivers" at all times, the radar is just an alarm device to assist a driver to drive safer. One speeding ticket will pay for one good radar device, keep your insurance rates lower and help you avoid going to driver school and keep points off your drivers license. But, this is america and everyone gets make their own choices:):):)
djgarcia 08/24/14 08:54am Travel Trailers
RE: 60 mph is just fine.

Folks should drive at the speed they are comfortable with and a huge thank you to those polite enough to let others by X2, A voice of reason and reality:)
djgarcia 08/24/14 08:37am Travel Trailers
RE: 60 mph is just fine.

I am returning from Glacier National Park and I will say that 60 mph is just fine. .... I just finished a 3780 mile jaunt to So.Cal and back via the Grand Canyon / Sedona and my cruise was set to exactly 60 mph and I had no trouble at all. Don't know if anyone was held up and frankly I don't care because I also have to use the road just like anyone else. I just make sure that I am always in the right lane or at least there is always a clear lane to my left. That said, I did pass cars and 18 wheelers on occasion, typically at 65 mph. ;) X2 Right ON!!!!!!
djgarcia 08/23/14 09:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: 60 mph is just fine.

55MPH- In Calif. 55 is the speed limit for all trucks and anyone towing a trailer. In reality, 90% of all truckers drive 62 and RVers drive 62 to 66. In talking with truckers on the CB, they report that CHP/Bear will not bother you at those speeds. Go over those numbers and you can expect to be pulled over. I would not drive in any state with out my "Valentine Radar" It saves my bacon every trip and especially at night. In addition I use the CB to keep track of the location of "Bears" and road conditions/accidents Breaker! Breaker!
djgarcia 08/23/14 08:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: 60 mph is just fine.

60 mph is just fine. We have traveled a bit over 5000 miles of Interstate, four lane, two lane and county roads with little difficulties nor did we have a parade of cars behind us. I did pull over a time or two. West of the Mississippi the posted speed limit is 75 and at times 80. I just set the cruse at 60 and those that want to go faster passed me. There were a few 5vers that scooted by us but not many and I even passed a few that thought that 55 was the perfect towing speed. My point is I see no reason to drive faster than you feel comfortable driving; regardless of those who feel compelled to drive faster. Agree! as long as your speed does not create a safety issues or possible accidents for others around you. RVers who insist on driving 55 are potential safety issues for others. The 55 mph speed is just a number that may or may not have anything to do with reality of any particular driving conditions.
djgarcia 08/23/14 04:40pm Travel Trailers
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