Thre are the Galvanized Metal went pipe covers...they will rust eventually. Camco makes a complete line of UV Stabilized RV Roof Vent covers...mine are nearly 14 yers old...exposed since new to the Southern California sun. Still as new. You can spray paint them with Rustoleum White Plastic Paint every few years if you need extra protection...but not really needed.
Craigslist always have "Couples Wanted" ads for RV Campground Hosts or even Mobile Home Park Managers and Resident Managers where it includes free rent of a space and pay to mananage and do upkeep. Try California in the Central Valley area, Nevada or Arizona.
Actual current example...
"Resident Management Team to Manage Senior Park in **** ****** Calif.
Senior Mobilehome Community in Grass Valley with 80+ mobile homes and large RV storage lot needs a positive, friendly two person management team. We are seeking a couple for this position, not just one person.
Experience managing an apartment complex, mobile home park, RV park, or mini storage would be preferred, but not required. We are looking for a team with strong people and customer service skills, and related work experience that can be used in these positions.
The office manager must have computer skills that include typing, scanning, emailing, and internet searching. If you are knowledgeable in using Excel and Word that would be helpful. Previous experience with a computerized billing system will be a plus. Bookkeeping knowledge including pro-rating, debits, and credits is required. A detail oriented, organized, self starter will fit right in.
A primary responsibility of the office manager will be to enter monthly meter reads for utility consumption, review, print and distribute monthly bills to residents, receive and post payments, deposit checks into the bank, and prepare and serve required delinquent notices.
The office manager will also meet with prospective residents to process applications for tenancy, and determine acceptability for tenancy with help from the regional property manager.
You will be interacting with our residents and assisting them with their questions and concerns regarding the park. You will be responsible for ensuring the clubhouse, restrooms and laundry facilities are clean and ready for resident use every day.
The maintenance manager is a hands on manager and performs routine community maintenance. This person will also supervise and direct the work of another maintenance person. The responsibilities of the maintenance manager include cleaning and maintenance of the park office, clubhouse, rest rooms, laundry room, streets, and RV storage yard.
Painting, light electrical, plumbing, and carpentry skills are needed for this position to maintain the park owned homes and park facilities. The park also owns the utility systems in the park, so the oversight and/or maintenance of the water, sewer, gas, and electric systems are also part of the maintenance manager's job. An overall handyman maintenance person with the above skills who also has experience in grounds keeping, and janitorial maintenance will be a great fit for this position.
Please submit resumes to the email address above for immediate consideration. Must have good credit and valid CA Drivers License.
Compensation for this position includes a one bedroom duplex, paid utilities, plus a combined salary of $2,200 to $2,500 per month, depending on the demonstrated skills and abilities of the couple."
When you get more serious about buying, and want to see just about every floorplan, brand and model of RV made in one place...a 16 hour drive to Tampa Florida "LazyDaze RV" is in order. 500 Travel Trailers on their lot. You tell them what you're loking for and they'll have it. Focus on the Jayco and Forest River products...I went to a couple of big west coast rv shows recently, and these 2 brands seem to have the better thought out and roomy floorplans, Heartland too. I thought the number of 5ers and TT's proportions were about 50/50.
RV Parts stores or Dealerships, Camping World or try a good old fashioned "Mom and Pop Hardware Stores" or chains like ACE, TruValue...and some of the larger online RV parts suppliers such as Dyers, RVPartsStore.com, RVWholesalers.com, etc.
Near you in Maryland....beckleysrvs.com. Good luck.
Quite a few years ago (and 3 rv's later!) we went with Lynx Leveling systems blocks...the ORANGE ones. I've "been there done that" for many years with scraps and hunks of wood...and after accumulating several sets of Lynxs blocks...I can level my Jayco RV, change the oil on our cars...all without splinters, slivers, jacks sliding off and spiders!
And unlike the "wood blocks are great guys"....if you ever have any issues or problems...the Lynx guys are supurb with customer service. At a RV trade show I mentioned to one the owners of Lynx that I needed a new carry bag for one of my sets.
"Lance", the customer service manager took my info and sent me a new carry bag..complete with another set of blocks! Cool!
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I saw a 4 axle 42' Teton 5th wheel, being pulled by a single axle but really long wheel base Freightliner. Texas plates.
HERE'S ANOTHER 4 AXLE TETON...
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I believe the rig pictured in my original post is also a Teton and pic is not photo shopped.
Teton has been around for 40 years, in Casper Wyoming...and are used by likely all the major Motion Picture Industry for VIP use and mobile dressing rooms on location. Some big name Stars including Mel Gibson insists on them. Movie Movers Transportation
Equipment, Inc., the most respected designer and supplier of
luxury equipment to the movie industry uses them.
New Horizon...http://www.jackdanmayer.com/images/New%20Horizons/Truck_trailer_3_cropped_x.jpg height=170 width=170
That 'ol Terra is not a "Fluke" or a "bastard child", it's more like your Uncle Bernard...no one talks about him or accepts his collect phone calls anymore!
However..the "Legend Continues"..here's the 2014 Fleetwood Terra.
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My Jayco 5er came with them. They go on top of the slideout when retracted and lock it in position. Its basically insurance in possible case of the slideout accidently deploying whilst taking a turn or curve on the freeway.
In he 30 years I've been RVing...I've never seen or heard of such an incident happening.
I put a yellow velcro "Caution" sign on the slideout switch to remind me when the braces are locked in place on top of the retracted slide.
The other reason for using the braces is that it snuggs up the slide out to the RV...keepig rain and dust out of the RV while moving...and that does make more sense!
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California Approves Legislation to Resolve Fifth Wheel Length Issue.
California Governor signed into law RVIA-backed legislation that brings clarity to the state vehicle code and will allow longer fifth wheel travel trailers in the state.
RVIA, working closely with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the California Highway Patrol, and the RV Dealers Association of California, was able to get legislation enacted that permits fifth wheel trailers to be up to 48 feet in overall length, provided the kingpin to rear axle length is 40 feet or less for a fifth wheel with two or more axles, or, if there is only one axle, the kingpin to axle length may not exceed 38 feet.
There was no measurement standard for fifth wheel trailers included in any California statute or regulation, and the new DMV enforcement position created problems for the RV industry because models in excess of 40 feet could no longer be titled or registered as a vehicle with the DMV.
As part of the new law, a manufacturer of a fifth wheel trailer of any size must include in the delivery documents information necessary to register that fifth wheel travel trailer, including the vehicle’s overall length and a declaration that the vehicle is in compliance with the kingpin to rear axle length provision.
“Officially, the law takes effect on January 1, 2014,” said Director of Government Affairs Mike Ochs, who led the effort for RVIA. “However, since we worked closely with DMV and CHP in crafting this bill, it is not likely that a DMV field office will refuse to register or title a fifth wheel that falls within the new length requirements prior to the effective date.”
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I be a college student living is south africa university. i red your posting very much interesting...and i can see no raisen four you to hesitated to send this money to my cousin who also go to same university as i and is unforard and trussworthey. Go ahead and but with the confidence of purchasing said rv from an honest and trussworthy cousin of mine! Ted
Vice president of the ethiopin and nigerian college student association.
Forest River 28WRBS - V-Lite Travel Trailer has a unique "V" nose for aerodynamics which appears to give it more windows too...front and rear. Also have a 26 ft version.
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The letters "RV" loosely translates to "really loses value if you don't maintain it".
I should think however that if the trade in was already transferred to the dealer then their isn't a damn thing the dealer can do about it..it now belongs to him!
Both the Jayco and FR Coachmen have a 223" wheelbase. They also have vacuum bonded walls, roof and floors..10 times LESS likely to delaminate. FR uses Azdel in the walls.
Both are top selling Class C's...well made and good quality. Forest River is a newer company starting just in 1996, now owned by Billionaire Warren Buffet. #2 Largest RV builder. Thor is #1.
Jayco has been building RV's for 45 years...same family owned business...now the 3rd largest RV manufacturer in the World.
The Coachmen Freelander has 18 gallons more fresh water capacity than Jayco.
The Jayco has standard 15,000 btu roof A/C vs the Coachmen standard 13,500 btu. Coachmen brags about their 6'10" interior head room...Jayco has 7'! ;)
Jayco has standard stuff that Coachmen has as options...like a spare tire, 32" LCD TV, black tank washout, back-up camera, powered awning, one piece front molded fiberglass cap with a separate 30 month replacement warranty (Freelander has 3 piece seamed glued together cabover cap), Jayco has standard holding tank heating pads, 5000 lb capacity bumper hitch, frameless windows, Helwig brand helper springs and MOR/ryde (Coachmen has optional Firestone Airbags), Jayco has a drinking water micro-filtration water filter, screw stile real wood framed cabinets (not glued/stapled)...Coachmen doesn't have some of the above stuff or it's optional.
And the Jayco has R-23 roof insulation...not sure about the Coachmen as the brochure doesn't list theirs!
Pick the RV you love the most...I merely point out the differences....if they are comparably equipped and the same price...go fer it!
Speaking of getting better fuel mileage!
One example is guy we know with an chemical engineering job with a major oil company, he has a big 3/4 ton gasser pulling a small 5er and tried an experiment to improve mileage using the latest technology.
He first changed to a K&N low restriction air filter, then to a synthetic oil, low rolling resistant tires, new high tech spark plugs, some aerodynamic improvements including fairings and radiator opening shutters to improve aerodynamics, also a new nose fairing on the nose of the 5er...and a special overdrive transmission, and a few more tricks such as a fuel cooler system!
We went out to Death Valley to try all of these enhancements out using computerized scientific measuring devices. After filling his gas tank and sealing it shut...he drove a measured route in the "Lowest Point in the USA" which was 282 feet below sea level...Bad Water Death Valley.
The air/oxygen level is very dense here....in addition is was also a very cold day...around 40 degrees so the air was even denser!
We started on level ground..and drove for slightly more than 4 miles before the fuel tank overflowed!
Ta-Daaaaaaaa! :C Now what?!
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Instead of drafty, "hearing every neighbor sneeze", cold wet canvas you'll have the security and warmth of proper walls!
You're not going to miss that Roo starting with your first night in your new Salem! Congratulations and have fun!
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Cruiser RV shows on their website optional 32" LCD on the 28QBS. Call their customer service tomorrow at Phone: 260-562-3500 to verify...but all of their models of trailers from your model up to the bigger ones have this same sized LCD.
Note that the following brands per Consumer Reports survey are the most trouble free. Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Sharp, Sylvania, Insignia, LG, Vizio.
Marcus Lemonis is easily one of the most open and approachable CEOs in America...especially considering he runs a 3 Billion Dollar company! I wouldn't be surprised when he emails you.
I don't know how he does it but his involvement and interest in Camping Worlds Customers staying satisfied is legendary!
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It's to the point that several folks I know are jumping ship from their current brand..even tho some have been loyal to Ford for any many years...or Ram trucks since High School...or even Chevy/GMC loyalists for life!
All things being equal...it's becomeing an actual task to pick a new 1 ton or 3/4 ton diesel truck for myself! I was (and I repeat..WAS!) a Ford fan...but the newest products from Ram and Chevy actually are on the top of my "next truck list!"
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If you guys are still in Elephant Butte, NM you are in luck!
No less than 10 nearly (sort of) quality gourmet restaurants are nearby!
Ivory Tusk restaurant, Hodges Corner Restaurant, Casa Taco, Largo Rico, Victors, Big Food Express, TNT, Subway and Pacific Grille, Sunset Grille and DENNY'S are all around you in town!
So a Subway Foot Long Cranberry Turkey Swiss or a Turkey Dinner ("we never close") hot turkey dinner will fill the bill! Happy Thansgiving!
There's also a McDonalds by the way...so a McRib sandwich could work too!
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