You've got a generator so get a 110v compressor, in a dry camp situation you can use the generator and be able to use the higher output of a 110v unit. I travel with a small tankless compressor, I seldom use it, and it will put out 110psi and be able to fill my tires(over a long period of time). A small 2 or 3 gallon tank compressor is probably more useful to fill toys, tires, and run an occasional tool, like a power buffer. Do choose an oiless compressor, as there is less upkeep. Happy Trails.
It does not really matter what you will be towing or what you will be towing with, if your are larger than a car stay off highway 1 between Morro Bay and Big Sur. Hair pin turns will stand your hair on end. You can see your tail lights, the cliffs drop into the ocean and there is little or no shoulder, on the other side are rock cliffs protruding into the lanes. It is one of American's most beautiful drives, truly, and you should consider it in a car or small truck. Leave the RV at the basecamp. Honestly and sincerely.
Santa Barbara: FlyingFlags Resort Park in Beulton.
Monterey: Moss Landing KOA, definitely not like a traditional KOA, good location, fully paved, when we were there they did not have any of the KOA family amenities...but I'd go again for the cleanliness and location. Or Santa Cruz KOA, just what you'd expect...clean family location.
I would suggest full disclosure to the new buyer. Anything less at this point would certainly expose you to legal action at least and vengeful action at worst. How about if you get an estimate for adequate repair from a reputable shop and negotiate a selling price with this information on hand. I just a "golden rule" kind of guy.
I have found a few campgrounds that I have found quiet, probably too quiet for my taste as activities are limited. Vacaville, CA, Auburn, CA, around the Salton Sea and on the outskirts of Palm Springs and vicinity. That said, RV resorts are similar to condo or hotel living in that you have neighbors in close proximity. New RVs often have TVs and sound systems on the outside, encouraging relaxation under the sun and stars, this creates noise for those who do not enjoy the entertainment. Fishermen like early morning, and people who still work must leave for work in the vehicle they own, often the diesel that has the duel purpose of pulling their rig. Oh, those noisy military jets, I remember my many years in Tucson with the F-15s screaming overhead as they headed off for their tour of Viet Nam. THE SOUND OF FREEDOM can sure wake you up in the morning, and it might even interfere with your ability to hear the news on TV. But you are FREE to hear the new, free to live in your RV.
Maybe my satire will seem like I am flaming you, but then again, if you don't like your neighbors you have wheels on your rig...move it. If you don't like the military jets...well heck, I won't even go their.
Peace and Freedom and Happy Trails.
Last couple of times at Yellowstone we stayed at Grizzly RV. Well kept campground and located just outside the entrance to the park. This summer we will be going with the grandkids and want to put out a tent. No tents at Grizzly, so we will be at KOA West Yellowstone. So many great private campgrounds which offer reservations and extras bordering Yellowstone, much depends on your requirements for a camping vacation. I saw one about 15 minutes from West Yellowstone right on the river, with fishing and swimming access, horseback riding next door, sounded great but the boys are still young, maybe in a few years.
Just reminiscing: how many of you "older" RVers remember taking a bucket down to the creek for the folks morning coffee...playing or doing chores outside and drinking from the "regular" water hose...splashing water on your face and head, and yes getting some in your mouth, from the trough. AND WE SURVIVED.
Why? Most of the places we travel offer "city water" far tastier than LA water. Then again, just being away I am sure gives everything a great "vacation taste."
I use a very small basic sediment filter on the city side of the hose. This filter, made for washing machines, keeps sediment out of my lines. I travel with, but seldom use, an RV inline filter if the water at a campsite has a strong taste. Mostly we prepare coffee, tea, and drink with bottled water, on the road and at home, and do food prep and other functions with tap water.
To date, I have not visited a campground/resort in the USA where I would not drink the tap water. When we traveled in Mexico we were advised not even to allow city water into our rig...probably overcautious in some of our stops, but a rule we followed.
I'll make believe I write for Dear Abby: (I don't, obviously,but I am being sincere). Perhaps you should speak with your medical professional. Depression is a serious condition which is insidious in nature and may be related to medications you are taking for other conditions. Depression, and changes in the feeling of wellbeing may also be indicators of medical problems. OK, I'm being a bit of an alarmist, but if your post is a way of reaching out for comment, then I offer my comment. Please have a discussion with an impartial advisor, a medical profession, a spiritual advisor, or a trusted friend.
Circle of Pines KOA Williams Arizona, lovely campground large and clean, good access to Sedona, Grand Canyon South Rim, and lots of other fun places search Bearazona. Salt Lake City KOA was very nice, if you can take a day trip to Antelope Island to see the Buffalo. Circus Circus RV Park in Las Vegas, indoor amusement park, and the daily circus on property. If you do Las Vegas take the kids to the Atomic Museum on the grounds of UNLV. Fantastic display of old time atomic research and a new display on Area 51. A long time ago we stayed at Rubies Campground at Bryce, rustic but nice location, it's on my list of places to return to with the grandkids.
End of shift, hot date, skis are in the car, who knows. But really, it would be sad if the company as a whole were to be judged by the phone guy. Bet Good Sam would have appreciated it if you had called back, asked for a manager, and remembered the name of the previous agent. But that's all history. I think, rather than holding a grudge, I personally, would call back, get a different agent, or manager, get their best offer, and then purchase whatever seems best.
I've noticed that many firms have added some form of travelers assistance available to club members. Good Sam, FMCA, NRA, and a few travel clubs have all advertised similar policies. If you travel often far from your home base, or if special rescue and return might be required (scuba, deep sea fishing, distant travel) they seem very worthwhile. I really did meet a man who had an accident in an island off Fiji and required medical transport first of a local hospital, then to Honolulu, and finally to Los Angeles, all with on site EMS personnel on hand. He told me the insurance paid $125K to finally get him home. When we traveled to Punta Cana (wonderful trip by the way) we purchased similar medical travel insurance covering just the days of the vacation. If I were planning some major travel I would sign up for one of these plans...since my planned travels in the foreseeable future are still in the American West, I think I will be ok without this.
My kids used to love to scuba, before they had kid, maybe they'll get back into the sport later.
When visiting friends up North I have often camped at their ranch and plugged into their 15amp garage outlet. My current rig shows my usage in the display, but older RVs did not. I was just careful to only use the Frig and a few lights. No heaters, naturally no air-conditioners, a fan was ok. basically just careful not to overload the system. If I did I think the garage breaker would go first, but it never happened. On a few occasions, when using the RV as a base for Scouting functions we used a power cheater screwed into a light socket to draw basic power...never had a problem.
LA is a great tourist town. Weathers wonderful, sites are worth seeing: That said it is not real RV friendly. Getting a beach side RV site during the summer is problematic at best, impossible most of the time, and if you are planning on an ocean parking place you better have a back-up plan. Some private parks that take reservations to consider are: Ventura RV Park (30 to 45 minutes from the LA center area), Malibu RV (much closer but also more expensive) Travel town RV and Castaic RV (both inland 30 to 45 minutes from Hollywood area, actually close to Magic Mountain). As for driving: If your not comfortable driving a BIG vehicle in really heavy city traffic you will hate driving in LA. I don't know what traffic in Tel Aviv is like, but I bet LA traffic is denser. Major attractions have RV parking (Universal Studio, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm) City tourist spots like Hollywood, Hollywood & Vine, The Grove, do not have RV parking and area parking in non-existent. Plan on renting a car, signing up for tours (like Grey Line Tours, or Hollywood Tours) or use rapid transit. LA rapid transit is 3rd world compared to Eastern and European cities. Clean fuel efficient buses and trains will get you most places in a very long time, with infrequent pickups and anything but all inclusive routes. But car rental is reasonable compared with rental in many other cities, so it is worth looking into.
Enjoy your visit, and Happy Trails.
You should definitely forward your message to FlyingJ/Pilot. Perhaps even a note to the State AG. This stuff has been going on since I went to college in Tucson in the 60's. "You need an extra battery driving through the desert...spray oil on the hot engine and say it is overheating...anything to make a buck."
Glad you were not suckered.
I can only write that I the people at Camping World Wilsonville/Portland saved my vacation when I needed them the most. I hold them dear for the extra effort they put out to get me back on the road. My assumption is that an "anything 5000" would be rated for 5000 something-or-another. The technician probably made an honest mistake with the pure intention of keeping you safe on the road. If he had installed an under-rated mount I would have had true concern. I will freely admit that I have often accepted the advice of a technician and paid the extra money both in the RV and at the house...if they say it should be replaced I will probably replace it...maybe get a second opinion...but in the end replace it rather than living with bad dreams regarding a possible outcome.
I really don't think it was a scam...especially form that CW. After filing your complaint with the manager, how about bringing a box of donuts for the staff, as they were probably just trying to save you from catastrophe.
The forum is a nice place to rant, but if you are looking for a solution it would be prudent to contact an attorney in Florida since the purchase would come under Florida law. That said, I do believe that you probably purchased a used vehicle AS IS, which appears to be the customary type of sale throughout the US. Sure, you can stonewall and refuse attempted repairs, but what if all the leaking is coming from a area with a simple fix. A leak in a roof seal can track all over the place. My advice, for what it is worth (and it is offered for free so it is not worth much) is to find out what legal option you may have in your state. Then work with whatever strengths you may have to resolve the situation.