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RE: How did you begin this hobby?

In 2007 my stepdaughter went off to college and told my wife that it was time for us to get a life. We ended up joining a membership campground to stay in cabins and park model trailers they had. In 2008, Fourth of July weekend we were out near the road in our park model sitting outside watching one trailer after another pull in and my fiscally conservative wife told me she thinks we should get a trailer. After months of looking we purchased our first in September 2009 mainly staying at the campground and finally we took our first road trip in 2013 to Maine. She now questions why did we not do this sooner, on our second trailer and you can find us just about every weekend at the campground except for our yearly excursion for vacation.
fil564 06/24/15 04:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Poor tow vehicle ride pulling trailer on certain highways

I had a similar experience with my Tundra an a section of road coming in to town but on one of our trips I experienced it and so did our friends that were with us in his F-250. It is just something you deal with for that stretch of road since I have only towed it home once with my F-350 I did not pay that much attention to it but I will find out for sure in a few weeks.
fil564 06/15/15 05:40am Travel Trailers
RE: What's the price "tipping point" for you?

The most we have paid in the few trips we have taken is about $60 but the way I look at it is if I want to go somewhere like the beach or a resort type area and the price is $100 I do not have the problem paying because it is still cheaper than a hotel or a condo.
fil564 06/11/15 05:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: KOA standard charge now $60?!

I think it is all about what you are willing to pay for, we stayed in our first KOA last year in Virginia and it was priced less than some of the other campgrounds we stayed in on that trip mainly because of the location to other destinations. There are other independent campgrounds that charge more or less depending on where they are located to the attractions in the area. I do admit, there are some that are pricey and there is nothing special around them. Thee is one about an hour and a half north of us that is that way.We are going to Michigan this year and staying in 2 different KOA's because of their location to what we wanted to do, availability,and because the other on our trip needs a 50Amp service and some campgrounds do not have it. We are staying 10 nights and paying a total of about $430. The way I look at it is that is about 2-3 nights in a mid level hotel, so I am not complaining!!
fil564 06/11/15 04:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

My New to me 2012 F-350 Lariat 6.2L http://i.imgur.com/oNXDCXDl.jpg
fil564 05/18/15 06:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bar Harbor

Hadleys Point was a nice place to stay, we would definitely go back there.
fil564 04/23/15 07:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 1 Tons and weigh station check points

I just tried doing research on this because the guy that handles our vending machines told me how he got a ticket in Ohio because of the truck he was driving did not have a log book. He was driving more of a panel van but from what I see all of these things relate to commercial vehicles. I have a Class B CDL that I have not used in years but keep it up anyway, I see not mention about log books, weigh stations or medical cards unless you are going across state lines to do something you get compensated for. Along the same line the PA law specifically states you do not need a CDL to drive a recreational vehicle.
fil564 04/16/15 04:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with Overdrive Off

I have only had mine truck a few weeks and from what the manual told me is to only use the tow/haul mode for hills. It specifically says not to use it in flat areas for better fuel economy. The tow/haul mode will also automatically downshift the vehicle going down hill so you do not have to to save the brakes.
fil564 04/15/15 10:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Honest feedback on fuel

My trailer loaded comes in around 8000# and with the Tundra I had my mileage averaged between 7.5 and 8.5 MPG. I only have had the F-350 I have now for just over 2 weeks and have not towed with it yet, this weekend is a trip to the dealer to pick up the trailer so I should find out more then.
fil564 04/08/15 04:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Narrow driveway, pull in or back in?

I back in mine, there is a parking space directly across from my driveway that I will park my wife's car there to hold the space when I bring the trailer home and move it when we arrive. My driveway slopes down and I have a small paver walkway at the edge of the driveway by the street that I back across along with the grass. I started doing it this way because my neighbor had a tree that overhung my driveway at the top. He cut it down but I have stuck with this method because I now it works and where i have to put the tires to make it happen. If it is wet the pavers move and I put ruts in the grass, but it is nothing that can't be dealt with.
fil564 02/27/15 06:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Where's everyone going this year?

We will spend most of the summer weekends in the Pymatuning area and our yearly trip will be to Michigan. Plan to hit the Holland, Grand Have and Saugatuck area and then up to the Traverse City area and over to sleeping Bear Dunes and Leland.
fil564 02/24/15 04:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rockwood Windjammer roof

It rolls over the sides like other travel trailer do, or at leas mine does. The only seams on the top are at the front on the v-nose and the rear across the back.
fil564 02/17/15 05:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Tundra and Windjammer 3008W - any experience?

I have the 3008W and I get a little pull when I am being passed by a semi or large truck. That being said, I am only using an ez lift friction sway control and plan on upgrading the hitch this year. At some point down the line I will probably go to a 3/4 ton truck just for the additional payload and part of our planning for the future. The Tundra handle pulling it through the mountains of Pennsylvania and Virginia with no problem but in the end it is what you are comfortable with.
fil564 02/05/15 05:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Does your level change as slide goes out??

I have learned to compensate while setting up and leveling, with the 2 slides on the same side it will lean especially because of the power stabilizer jacks.I can usually tell right away that it is still off by the bathroom door moving.
fil564 01/13/15 05:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Colonial Williamsburg in June

We went to Colonial Williamsburg this past June the week of the 16th ans stayed at American Heritage and the temps got up to 96 mid week. It was better than when I was a little kid and my parents took me and it was 100 plus all week.
fil564 12/01/14 10:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Williamsburg VA for Easter 2015

We stayed at American Heritage in June and it was a wonderful place. You should not have to worry about the length of the rig there. They were working on upgrading and sites at the time in the back section of the park. It was convenient to Williamsburg and the Colonial Parkway to Jamestown and Yorktown was a pleasant drive.
fil564 10/16/14 05:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Suggestions for Full Hook-up CG near Acadia N.P.

We stayed at Hadley's Point last year, had full hookup site and it was a very clean and friendly park.
fil564 09/15/14 12:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: jayco vs forest river

We had a Jayco it was a 2009 298RLS and we were completely satisfied with it for the time we had it. No real problems the A/C gasket went bad and a problem with the door lock but other than that no issues. We now have a Windjammer 3008W since April and can honestly say we are satisfied with this trailer so far. i have a small problem that will be dealt with at the end of the year where the luan panel on the cabinet next to the shower is pulling away and the staples backed out but nothing to cry about. We always thought we would be Jayco loyal and even looked at a new one in January but it would have meant a truck upgrade and that was not going to happen just yet. We stumbled across this at a dealer because we always like to look and it fit our needs perfectly. I do not think you can go wrong with either brand.
fil564 08/14/14 05:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Is a Tundra out of the Question

I have a 2010 Tundra Double Cab and could not be happier with the towing experience. We took a trip to Maine last year and had no issues with the old trailer and this year we bought a 34' Windjammer that has a GVW of 8400#. It pulled through the mountains of Virginia flawlessly. I have a standard Reese WDH with a EAZ Lift friction sway control and there was minimal sway. At some point I will upgrade to a better setup but so far this has been fine. Would I like more payload? Yes, but until I find the right truck sometime down the road that I am satisfied with the Tundra will do just fine.
fil564 07/30/14 05:27am Travel Trailers
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