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RE: Best Time To Buy?

Deals are always available. But, I believe I see the most ads and sales in the very beginning of winter. Seems interest in RVs is lowest at that point. I'll likely be looking to buy my new one around December.
pira114 08/03/15 06:26am Beginning RVing
RE: Dentist pays over $50,000 to kill a Lion

Feelings of the hunt aside, what I DO have a problem with is all the death threats he and his family received because of it. His hunting the lion has no bearing on his practice as a dentist. And for sure has nothing to do with his family. This thread has been extremely civil. Too bad the rest of our society isn't as civil. Had he and his guides followed the rules, I'd have no problem with it. But if they broke laws, they can suffer the consequences. It's really that simple.
pira114 08/02/15 07:40am Around the Campfire
RE: COOLERS

Depends on your needs. Keeping stuff cool is the biggest concern, but not the only one. Durability is also up there. From theft to bears, some of the expensive coolers really do make a difference. Again, how much of a difference and what it's worth to you is subjective
pira114 08/02/15 07:19am General RVing Issues
RE: What advice to first time TT buyers? Airstream 27 footer...

I won't disagree with the Airstream being very nice. I also can't disagree that it's not the only option and for the money and weight, you may find a better Floorplan much cheaper and lighter in a different brand. No matter what, I'd stick with the 3/4 ton truck. It just gives you so many more options. Many people start with a particular trailer and find themselves upgrading or "sidegrading" in just a year or so.
pira114 08/02/15 07:12am Travel Trailers
RE: KOA Ilwaco/Long Beach Wa.

Well, maybe I'm from too high up in hillbilly land, but 101 through there may not be an interstate, but it's a freeway. And I already said it wasn't a huge freeway, wasn't a problem from my trailer spot, but the tents were right next to it. BBQs are most definitely standard in KOAs. Standard in any private campground in the mountains where I live. Standard in the Fed Forest campgrounds where I usually go. And pools are definitely standard at most KOAs I've been to. Only this one and the Grand Canyon one I went to didn't have one. Already stated we tried streaming a video to test it. We don't use the WiFi really anywhere.
pira114 08/02/15 01:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What's The Steepest Grade You Have Towed...

I did the Sonora Pass to Nevada once. Towed a pop up trailer. 2500 lbs maybe with gear. 26% grade. Yup. 26. Not a typo. Worst part was that these grades were right after hairpin right hand turns. No getting speed up before. Even with such a light load, it was very slow and difficult. Trailers are not advised past a certain point. There's about three grades over 20% at maybe 40 to 50 yards each. So they're short. But it's windy and narrow. Most of it is probably 12%. It's a brutal trip. I won't do it again towing.
pira114 08/02/15 01:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Is your travel trailer cozy and homey??

We never decorated ours until this last trip. These are tacky as all get out, but kinda called to us. :D http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu11/pira114/20150715_174659_zpsqwxtnzhg.jpg
pira114 08/02/15 12:36am RV Lifestyle
RE: Using an additional awning?

Personally, I like screen rooms so I can eat outside without too many bugs. Plus, our Fed Forest sites are pretty big. I can set up my 12x12 screen room ten feet or so from my trailer with the picnic table inside. Just kinda nice to not be cramped, eaten alive by bugs, portable shade if we need that, etc.. Worth the money for a good one.
pira114 08/02/15 12:31am Beginning RVing
RE: Rocky start to 2 week vacation - crash and more

Glad you weren't hurt. Could have been much much worse. I had a very rocky start to my vacation as well, but not like yours!
pira114 08/01/15 09:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Campfire smoke

When I have a fire, there's just no way anyone else gets smoke from it. It seems like the smoke follows me no matter where I sit!
pira114 08/01/15 09:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Old school setup

I wouldn't want to do it, but it used to be much more common
pira114 08/01/15 09:07am Travel Trailers
RE: No AC.... Deal breaker?

You could always buy a portable. 12k btu would cool a 21'. Seen them for $300. My 13.5 was about $800 installed last year. Problem with those is venting. In my trailer, there'd be no good place to vent it. So choice of trailer and types of windows would be more of a concern if I was planning to go that route. Just a thought
pira114 08/01/15 09:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Newb Q: Local vs. Remote Dealer Premiums?

I drove 1200 miles to by a used TT at a price that probably saved me $2k over a similar local TT. Hard to say since it's old enough that finding comparable locally is difficult. But I'd say saving about $1500-$2000 AFTER figuring in travel costs and such is worth it. I don't count my time. Time is free and I find traveling for any reason fun.
pira114 08/01/15 02:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Dual Pain Windows

I use my trailer to camp all year, plus hunting season. Which means it gets used in sub 20s weather. I've never winterized it because it gets used so much. 1987 trailer, single pane windows. Never once thought it was too cold. Never had sweat on the windows. You gotta leave the roof vents open. Don't strive for 85 degrees inside, when it's 17 outside. I get it to about 68, vents open, no issues. Yes, it goes through propane. But I've done the trials both ways. It's really not that much. Using it that way, and cooking and fridge too, I've never used up a whole 30lb tank in 7 days. Close, but not quite.
pira114 08/01/15 01:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Dual Pain Windows

I use my trailer to camp all year, plus hunting season. Which means it gets used in sub 20s weather. I've never winterized it be a use it get used so much. 1987 trailer, single pane windows. Never once thought it was too cold. Never had sweat on the windows. You gotta leave the roof vents open. Don't strive for 85 degrees inside, when it's 17 outside. I get it to about 68, vents open, no issues. Yes, it goes through propane. But I've done the trials both ways. It's really not that much. Using it that way, and cooking and fridge too, I've never used up a whole 30lb tank in 7 days. Close, but not quite.
pira114 08/01/15 01:56am Travel Trailers
RE: No AC.... Deal breaker?

I really like have an AC. I don't have one in my home. It can easily reach 85-90 inside the house. But with fans going, it doesn't seem to bother me as long as humidity doesn't get bad, which happens during our thunderstorms. In the trailer, 70-75 bothers me. I guess close quarters affects it more. Add humidity, and I'd rather go home than sit in the trailer. So I end up outside a lot. But if I need to be inside for any reason, I'd much prefer an AC. Deal breaker? Not if the price is cheap enough that it would offset the cost of adding one.
pira114 08/01/15 01:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Driftwood RV Park

Well, that sucks. Just came back from Long Beach and thought those problems would be few. Sorry to hear that
pira114 07/30/15 02:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Coffe pot for boondocking

I still love a good percolator. But this one fits the bill for quicker coffee in the morning before we head out somewhere I don't have a quiet enough Gen to fire it up just for coffee! Haha
pira114 07/30/15 01:20pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
Coffe pot for boondocking

I didn't know where else to put this since it might not apply to people using full hook ups. This coffee pot is great. I still like a percolator, but for ease of use and those who don't like percolators, this is the best coffee pot I've ever used while camping. Used it both on my trailer's stove and on a two burner propane stove. It flat out works great. Just the same as at home except it doesn't get plugged in. Uses the same #4 filters we use at home too. Just thought I'd share in case anyone was looking for one. It flat works. Coleman coffee pot
pira114 07/30/15 12:08pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: New owner of travel trailer- looking to equip

I carry basic tools, but the two most important to me are a large roll of Gorilla Tape and a few hundred dollars set aside for a mobile repair man.
pira114 07/30/15 12:01pm Travel Trailers
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