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RE: Camper Bedding Question from newbie

Bought our sheets at Wal-Mart. Fits ok. Used to use straps but were just a hassle when folding up mattress for traveling. Just use sheet on mattress and then use either sleeping bag, blankets or cover sheet. Congrats on the new camper and have fun, that's what it's all about.
galexander 02/23/15 05:49am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: New Trailer

Congrats on the new camper. DW and I have had our X18D for two years now and Love It! Have had no issues with it. Recommend Pop Up Gizmos on the bunk ends, really does make a difference inside no matter what time of the year it is. We also found out that a WDH/anti sway bars do help a lot. We bought the Equalizer 4 point WDH and I am very happy with it. Again, congrats on the new camper.
galexander 02/15/15 12:08pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Ordred a Jayco X17Z

Congrats on the new camper.
galexander 02/04/15 06:57pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Jayco Hybrid Frame Failure

First off, I am glad to hear no one was injured and you and your family are safe. In all my 40+ years of trailer towing, I have never heard of, or seen such a failure happening so I would have to say it was an abnormal failure. Please keep everyone informed when you find out the exact cause. Once again, I am glad no one was injured.
galexander 12/15/14 01:09pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Abnormal Tire Wear on my Jayco 23B

Check out www.procarcare.com for tire wear information.
galexander 12/03/14 12:32pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Proper portable generator to run a Jayco X17Z?

IMHO____ The Honda 2000 Watt Generator is the very Best Bang for the Buck. Have had my 2, 2000 watt Hondas since 2004 and I am a very Happy Camper with them. When I bought these two, I paid $800.00 each, now they run around a $1000.00 Very quite, very dependable, easy to start. If you want to run a Honda at higher altitudes, you have to have the carb adjusted to run at the higher altitudes.
galexander 11/10/14 01:36pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Which should I buy?

In most instances, used campers of any kind are usually a nightmare of someone else's problems. You can do a search of the web about buying used campers and get an awful lot of info. One thing you have already that is a must in a search of a used camper, is your nose. If it smells musty, damp and has odd odors, walk away. There is probably water damage. Check every corner, open every door and look for stains or signs of repair to walls or floor or to cabinets. Walk around camper testing your weight on the floor looking for soft spots. Check around windows for signs of water entrance and damage. Check the bathroom floor for water damage. Get up on the roof of the camper and check the caulking, check the roof for soft spots, be careful up there, most roofs don't hold weight well. Check the tires for wear, wheel bearings are hard to look at but it is one of those things you hope is ok. Do your homework and do not buy the first thing you see. Good used campers can be costly in price and repairs if you get a bad one. It may be to your advantage to check the discount RV places, you may very well get a discounted camper at about the price of a used camper. There are many things to look at when buying new or used so do your homework before you pay for a camper. Good Luck
galexander 11/09/14 01:14pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Typical battery life

I had one battery that lasted 8 years, had another that lasted 6 months, plates shorted out, had another that actually froze and split open. One I have now is going on 3 years. All the same brand. Some batteries last longer than others. Keep it charged, filled with distilled water, terminals clean and free of corrosion and it will last as long as it lasts.
galexander 11/06/14 01:22pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Popout rip in vinyl

Jayco has a 5 year Limited Warranty on their tent ends. Would suggest you contact a Jayco dealer or call customer service for details. I do not know if the warranty is for the original owner or for the used buyer. Might be worth a phone call.
galexander 10/21/14 06:01am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Gutter extensions

You can also use a tennis ball. Cut a slit in the ball and slide in to the gutter extension. Use caution when ever you add or remove your cover, they seem to snag on anything and everything.
galexander 10/16/14 04:45pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Hybrid at or under 3500 lbs

StarCraft has some smaller Hybrids that may meet your requirements. Just remember as others have said, your cargo carrying weight will be very low. My Jayco X18D comes in at 3,715 pounds unloaded and 4,400 pounds loaded. I have 685 pounds of cargo load. I use every bit of it with the DW and gear and food and water. Good Luck in your search.
galexander 10/05/14 11:10am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Isn't this the way things go

You can also contact your State and Federal agency's for the Handicapped and depending on your income, you may quality for financial assistance if it is needed. Every little bit helps and that's why we pay taxes.
galexander 09/21/14 06:45pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Picked up the 2015 Roo 21SS today..

Congrats on the ROO.
galexander 09/18/14 02:14pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Camper/trailer advice?

Where there is will, there is a way.
galexander 09/03/14 05:32pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Storge in a Jayfeather 17Z

Plastic Totes come in all sizes and shapes and can store a lot of items. We use them for clothes, dish and plastic forks/spoons/etc. Use for towels, wash rags and just about everything you can think of. Keeps everything separated and in one place.
galexander 09/02/14 04:40pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Punctured tent material

Silicone x 4
galexander 08/12/14 01:58pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: What do you put in your beds...sheets?

We use old fitted queen size sheets on our three bunk ends mainly to keep the bed mattress's clean from body oils. Use sheets or blankets during summer months and sleeping bags during fall and winter months. We leave the sheets on the mattress's when folding up the bunk ends and they stay there until we open them back up. Easy peezee nice and easy.
galexander 08/05/14 07:43am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Water accumulation in rolled-up awning

Water in the awning has always been a problem for me so I have made it a habit to unroll the awning at least every two weeks or so if I haven't been camping. After reading posting, I went out and unrolled the awning and had very little water even after the weekend down pour of 2". As far as cleaning the awning, I have found that any RV Awning Cleaner available at Camping World or Walmart works just as good as anything I have tried in the past. I also have invested in a cover but they seem to tear very easily and usually only last a few years or so or at least the ones I have bought in the past. My last one was torn pretty bad after one winter. Priced one today at Camping World and it was $312.00 plus $79.00 for a 3 year warranty. Not in my budget with retirement one year away and and counting.
galexander 08/04/14 03:32pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: How much liquid will cover the bottom of my black tank?

I use a 2 gallon bucket, add treatment to bucket,add water to bucket,stir to mix treatment,dump into Black Tank and refill bucket with water and dump into tank again.
galexander 07/02/14 03:25pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Hybrid TT model suggestions?

As far as my own experiences go, I just got rid of my 2500HD Silverado because I was getting only 10 mpg when towing and 12 mpg when not towing. I had the 2500HD because the TT I had was heavy and big. I got rid of it because now it's just the wife and myself. We don't need a truck that big that sucks up gas like water. We bought a Jayco X18D Hybrid last year and have been absolutely happy with it. It weighs in at 3,715 lbs. unloaded, verified by scale. The GVWR is 4,400 lbs. Has only 685 lbs of cargo carrying load but we get by. Camper has three beds and sleeps 10 to 11 people. Most people, in my opinion only, bring why too much stuff with them when camping. We take what we need and leave the rest at home or load it in the truck. We just bought a new 2014 Silverado 1500 with the new 4.3 Liter V6 that has a 6,000 lb. tow rating and it is very capable of pulling our Jayco. We just returned from a 1,200 mile trip and the truck performed well and had no problems towing uphill, downhill. Averaged 13 mpg. Not towing, 17.6 mpg average. Point being, there are trucks out there that can and will pull a Hybrid or small TT with no problem. You just have to keep in mind your camper weights and vehicle capabilities when towing. A WDH in my opinion, is absolutely mandatory. As far as storage, we use plastic totes to store towels, clothes etc in the back of the truck and get what we need when we need it. I understand that everyone's needs are different and they need to adjust to meet their needs, the totes meet our needs. These are my opinions and not meant to offend anyone. I take what I have and make it work. Good Luck in your decision on a camper and tow vehicle.
galexander 06/30/14 08:45am Hybrid Travel Trailers
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