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RE: How disappointed will I be

My previous motorhomes for 30ish years have been gassers. You will be disappointed. With the engine up front the noise level is really much higher. I love my diesel because I can talk with my wife, listen to the radio, hear myself think. These were never an option with a gas engine. The gas RV gives plenty of power, we could pull our towed over the Calif mountains without a problem at highway speed...but oh the noise.
kalynzoo 08/04/15 09:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Unbelievable!

Go ahead and vent. We're all friends here.
kalynzoo 07/28/15 10:39am Camping World Service and Installation
RE: RV Parks in the San Francisco area

My favorite is Petaluma KOA. We've been there many times and plan to go again this summer. A gem in the KOA franchise. Just over the Golden Gate from the pier district. Costco nearby (the crab is much cheaper at Costco than on the pier). Anyway, that's our choice.
kalynzoo 07/28/15 10:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dinghy Back Up

We were parked next to a guy at the FMCA Rocky Mountain Rally who towed his Smart Car everywhere. His was a manual transmission (do they even make an auto) Anyway, he did it. You don't back because your steering column is left unlocked and the front wheels turn freely to track. If you back the front wheels can turn counter to the angle causing all types of unpredictable problems. I have backed a foot or two with an observer checking all the time to better reach a fuel pump. But that's it.
kalynzoo 07/26/15 07:11pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Sacramento to Bakersfield

The 99 is about the same as the 5 (both badly need repair). Scenery is different. On the 99 you will have many more on/off ramps so there is more merging traffic. Beyond that, it is a nice drive.
kalynzoo 07/24/15 04:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: So Cal gas prices starting to fall

Yup, this week gas went down $0.08 (that is 8 cents a gallon) WOW. California (we) did it to ourselves. The State and all the feel good do-gooder voters passed a fuel bill which requires Calif to have a special blend of gas for summer and winter. Since we have so many drivers everyone thought the rest of the country would follow. GUESS WHAT, nobody followed. So gas from other states cannot be imported into Ca for sale. We can only use our gas refined in the state and two of the plants are down (seems to happen every year). Add to that about 80 cents a gallon in various taxes and you get prices hovering about $4 a gallon while the rest of the country is at about $2+. We are about it do it again with an in state Carbon Tax, and an in state $15 minimum wage. If the guy at the gas station is paid more (of course he/she/it deserves more) the price for product will increase. An in today's paper Calif has the second worst roads in the Nation (OMG who's first) so the legislature wants the increase the gas tax to fix the highways (the present money from the gas tax was diverted to the general fund years ago). But I like the weather.
kalynzoo 07/24/15 10:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Changed price

What a shame. I can only imagine what Camping World spends on advertising to get new customers and more importantly to retain satisfied customers. It is obvious that they (the manager) blew it with your family...repeat customers at that. I would think that even working with a close margin by agreeing to accept the coupon they would honor the sale. They didn't, they lost. Lots of dealers out there, I'm sure you will find you new RV soon.
kalynzoo 07/23/15 11:20pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: RV purchase consultant

The producers get paid to show a dealers sign, show a specific brand RV, show a destination campground, even to have a specific brand of soda on the table. It's entertainment.
kalynzoo 07/23/15 10:36am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Direct - Too good to be true?

When offered a price too good to be true, it probably isn't true. You don't mention what type of TT you were searching for, but remember there have been plenty of floods and other catastrophes across the USA.
kalynzoo 07/23/15 10:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Colorado Millon Dallor Hwy

The Million Dollar Highway was a feature one week on America's Deadliest Roads (or was it Worlds Deadliest Roads) Anyway it was a feature. I drove it once going South in a 36ft gas MH with towed. Beautiful but for me it was hell on wheels. Steep tight turns, shear drops, no rails, OMG. I've driven it a few times since in the car, leaving the rig in the campground at Durango, a really lovely drive through beautiful country. That said, you obvious have much more experience than I, Trucks do make that route regularly (another reason for the white knuckles as you can meet a big rig at a steep tight turn). If and when I travel that way again I would go around on the 25 and across. The last few trips to that area took us from Flagstaff up to Durango, then we use the car to travel to Orway and Silverton. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 07/21/15 06:51pm Class A Motorhomes

I'm not an electrician so I will keep it simple in my terms. It doesn't matter what type of adaptor you use, you RV will only be able to use 30amps. The startup on the AC is much greater than the operating draw. The same is true of other motor driven devices in the RV. Many RVs have "smart monitors" which automatically turn off (give short naps) to appliances based on an specific manufactures program. So if you turn on the microwave the AC shuts down, then restarts when the microwave turns off. The frig or water pump could be tied into this. The least expensive option is to manually turn off the AC when using the microwave. Next option is to turn on the generator when using EVERYTHING and then shutting down the generator when you go back to minimal use. For a considerable sum of money you can have an RV shop wire the RV for 50amps. This involves a great deal of work, more than just changing the plug, for just like in a brick house you must change the breaker panel. I can tell you all this because we've been there. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 07/18/15 11:02am Tech Issues
RE: Dilemma - to pay or not to pay?

Did you sign a work agreement prior to their investigation of the problem. If so you are probably bound by the agreement. If an agreement is in place the shop can doc your credit, take you to court at your expense, turn you over to collection, and depending on the state perhaps put a lean on your registration. That aside: Think about out shop. A technician was assigned to your job, perhaps the owner, and hours were spent searching out a solution you admit was really difficult to find. Perhaps with a few more hours of searching they could have found the solution...at an even greater expense. Another point, which really should not have any bearing on the outcome, but I'll mention it anyway: Can you afford the charge? Personally, if it is just a matter of principle...pay the guy, he worked for it. JMHO
kalynzoo 07/15/15 03:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Hoses for dedicated back flush of black tank

I use one of the soft-squishy hoses "as seen on TV". Since there is really no back pressure from the flush valve the hose seems to work just fine. It takes up almost no room and can't be confused for another purpose.
kalynzoo 07/15/15 09:23am Beginning RVing
RE: yellowstone in class A

Call Big Sky rentals, I know they have an office in West Yellowstone near the museum. We rented a large van from them for our group. Great prices, helpful people. I believe they have other locations. They rent winter equipment, summer equipment, cars, cabins, and the RV auto repair guy is fantastic. Really saved our rear end and our vacation. My highest recommendation. Also, it is much easier to tour Yellowstone and the Tetons in a car. You fit into the turn outs with ease, and you can take the narrow one way roads for some of the attractions.
kalynzoo 07/14/15 10:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: rv depreciation schedule

It is worth what someone will pay for it. A new RV will drop considerably ( a whole bunch) as it leaves the dealer's lot. Beyond that if it is in perfect shape and someone loves the floorplan you will find a buyer. If you trade it in your family car may be worth more. I speak from experience. An RV is a recreation not an investment.
kalynzoo 07/14/15 10:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cool (temperature) parks in California?

Just spent a few days in Benbow Valley KOA in the Redwoods near Garberville. Lovely, shady, excellent (5 star) restaurant, on a golf course, and in the Redwoods. It can get warm, but by SoCal standards, cool.
kalynzoo 07/11/15 01:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Very bad campground experience

If you use RVParkreviews.com please post there as it will be a warning to others. On very few (like 2 or 3) occasions over the last 35+ years I pulled in without a reservation and accepted the safe site that was offered for the night. Only once, in Tucson some 30 years was a park so icky that we left before coffee. Now a days we call ahead with the cell at about noonish to ask if we can come in that same evening, this only if we have not made reservations long in advance. There is really no excuse for poor customer service. Your negative post will do nothing for their business model. Better luck with the rest of your travels, and Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 07/11/15 12:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mountain Driving

You will have an absolutely fantastic trip. Sure you will hit some hills (small mountains) but you will be east of all the really big passes. I assume you will be staying at Goulding's in Monument Valley, a very well kept park. A decent grocery way down the road, and a very nice but pricey restaurant, so do your shopping in Gallup or Flagstaff. If you have time continue North to 4-corners (really not much but you can say you were there) then through Farmington to Durango. We really like Durango and the Train Ride to Silverton is well worth the day and the fair. In Albuquerque stop and the Children's Park and Museum, (I assume it is still there) Wonderful butterfly park, rose garden, and miniature theme park. Nice restaurants in the old town square also. As for driving in the mountains, just take it easy. Go uphill as fast or slow as you are comfortable and don't come up on trucks too closely, as if you have to slow to their 25mph you will find it hard to accelerate back up to speed and you will just have to stay behind to the top. Going down, just let your engine brake keep your speed down. I like to descend at 45 to 55 mph, at that speed I can easily apply a gentle brake if the coach picks up speed. Happy Trails and Enjoy.
kalynzoo 07/07/15 07:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: Wheelchair assessable

Many if not most of the motorhome manufacturers have disability departments to assist in building or adding accommodations to an RV.
kalynzoo 07/07/15 07:28pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: RV Vacation for Dummies

Never read or even saw the book so I will reserve comment; however, for a first time RVer I would recommend the KOA directory. You'll visit consistent quality parks (some better than others but none in the horrible range) and the staff, possibly the park owners, will usually be able to assist with the little things. JMHO
kalynzoo 07/07/15 10:39am Beginning RVing
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