Does anyone know how to get the plumbing and electrical schematics for a 2008 Malibu by Skyline? The same water damage is occurring that I had before right at the point where the pantry and "front" door are. I've looked up some troubleshooting tips for finding a leak, but I just have a gut feeling that it is coming from some lines underneath. I want to gather all the info I need to at least figure out what I'm dealing with. Then I can decide whether to take it in for repairs or fix it myself.
Well as an amateur I would like to say that I agree, sort of. I try to be a courteous camper. I like state parks best. I don't want to feel like I paid to go stay in a parking lot. I enjoy trails and water and nature. That said, we stayed this weekend at Torreya SP in Florida. It does take me a minute to get backed in and set-up, but I have worked hard to make sure that for the most part I know what I'm doing. After that, I am quiet and courteous of my neighbors. I do enjoy cooking outside, and we have been known to have a raucous marathon of Uno, but we don't drink like college students, we are there to spend time with our daughter as a family. Don't misunderstand, we do drink some spirits and enjoy the time, but it's not a contest to see who can pass out first. The entire campground was full, mostly tent camping which when I see a family out together tent camping cooking breakfast over a fire and hiking etc. I love it, I'm sure that they are making memories for their children that will carry them through life. That's not who we were next to. My neighbors drank profusely and screamed bring me another beer, swore a lot, played all kinds of games that they were very passionate about, and stayed up until the wee hours of the morning talking. We made the best of it. Actually there were so many people there not enjoying their surroundings that my daughter and I didn't see a single soul when we walked our dog on the weeping wall trail, and there were very few people touring the Gregory House. You don't have to be an amateur camper to be rude, and you don't have to be a full timer to have some class.
I would like to comment on the op's topic. I am very torn right now. I have a Malibu 2810 by Skyline. Don't get me wrong I like my camper. However, I can't seem to fix a leak by the door. I'm looking into that again soon, and if I had it to do over I wouldn't have a manual slide. I've looked at other campers, but I'm not really sure what I want. I saw a much smaller Malibu and the dealer was asking more for that smaller unit than I owe on my bigger one. I'm just going to keep working with the one I have and when the right camper for me comes along I will try to purchase then.
I am still paying for my camper, but I don't regret it. I have struggled every year to get out on trips. I am the mother of a high maintenance 15 year old girl :E I changed my whole approach this year. I sat down and started looking at the school calendar and booking sites over the summer. She is extremely active in band and rotc and will have multiple "camps" this summer. When I told her that I had a site scheduled for memorial day weekend she said "I hope I don't have anything planned." I just replied I hope you don't either because I would hate for you to miss it. Having said that I am finding I use my camper more and more to follow her. For example, she has an honor band on 8-10 May 4 hours from home. I am dropping her off and then going to the nearest state park until Saturday when I pick her up. I get some with the dogs and nature, she gets to do her thing. In 3 years she will go to college and I will use it then to be able to travel and see her. I'm not giving up my home away from home, like others here I look forward to camping with my grand kids some day. If it were me especially since it's paid for and all it's really costing you are tags and insurance I would hold on to it. Things change really quickly. I have booked 3 trips this summer already and plan to get some scheduled for the fall.
Ohhh I got so lucky and was sooo happy. I have to share. I didn't book a spot for the 4th of July. Only been doing this a couple of years, and still don't really understand when reservations open up at the state and federal campgrounds or how to find the information. Anyway. I browsed reserveamerica for days trying to find a spot for the 4th of July and lucked out! I got a spot on what I assume was a cancellation at St. Andrews State Park right next to the lagoon in Panama City, FL. We will be close enough to the beach that we should be able to sit outside and watch the fireworks. I am sooo excited. We are also staying at Torreya State Park for Memorial Day. I've never been there either but it looks wonderful.
First I should say I'm a girl, so I don't have a huge tool collection in the RV :) however I did use the 3m hooks on the wall of the storage and put the fishing rods on them so they wouldn't get broken, and the cable line for easy access, and the water line as well. That's the only thing I added. Other than that I just try to put things away neatly. I do want to build a black water storage tube out of pvc to mount to the bumper just to get it out of there.
Well, we took a trip to Texas and stayed in the rest areas. We just picked the ones with security. It doesn't hurt our safety that we travel with two pitbulls and even though they wouldn't hurt anybody their bark is enough and nobody else knows they wouldn't hurt anybody. Having said that, it was noisy but no one bothered us and we weren't stopping until late into the night anyway.