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RE: Jayco SLX 212QBW or Lance 1985

Both are good, but I'd say Lance is the choice if I was going to bet on which one lasts the longest. Assuming good maintenance and keeping in mind any manufactured product can have issues.
pira114 05/22/16 12:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: i havent gotten a camper yet but i am looking to buy one

Everyone is different. I lived in a 15 foot TT for a year and a half. Full hook ups. And it was absolutely cheaper than any apartment or house I've ever had. I've also lived in a 250 square foot "house" with no electricity or plumbing. Had an outhouse and propane water heater. That's about it. Now I live in a stick built with more amenities than I can count. Longing for the good old days of easy living. Point is, we're all different. OP may absolutely love where he ends up, may not. But he ain't asking if he'll like it. He's asking what to look for when buying a TT. I'm not the best to ask about that. Plenty of threads on that already and many much more educated people here that can, and hopefully will, help. But start with educating yourself on symptoms of leaking roofs.
pira114 05/10/16 12:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Question about propane tanks

I'd bet leak. But why guess? Go to a real propane shop. Not a gas station, but a propane distribution center. They'll test the tank for you. And fix it if possible. Cheap, easy, and no guessing.
pira114 11/30/15 02:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Suggestions/comments for 3 Month Tent Camping Trip

IF you go the cot route, Cabela's has the XXL cots. That's what I use. I've tried many and found these to be best. I have seen queen size cots, but never tried them. The XXL cots are kinda bulky. But easy to fold and put back in the bag. Depends on how much room you got.
pira114 11/12/15 12:46am Tent Camping
RE: My camper came with tires filled with Nitro air

It's actually more about the moisture in the tire than anything. Moisture contributes more than anything else to the pressure changes. And will eventually rust your rim. But I still don't see it as being necessary. The effects are negligible for average users.
pira114 11/11/15 10:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Suggestions/comments for 3 Month Tent Camping Trip

Pira144 is not a macho stud for sleeping with blankets. Hey! I resemble that remark! Haha He's right though. Best way to mitigate loss of warmth/body heat is to get off the ground. And insulate under you. That's why I use cots. I stow duffle bags underneath. World of difference
pira114 11/11/15 02:47pm Tent Camping
RE: Suggestions/comments for 3 Month Tent Camping Trip

I honestly think most of you must prefer sleeping in 90 degrees. First, I frequently camp in snow. And I never take a sleeping bag. I use a cot and a couple thick blankets. Wool. And some long Johns. I've been in 10 degree weather like that and been just fine. Second, I think some of you don't realize how hot Yosemite gets in the summer. Anything past June in summer is shorts and t shirt weather. Even at night. And I know, because I live right next to it. At 4500 feet. To the OP. Have fun. I have no doubt you will. A mattress and good blankets will do ya fine. Don't forget, you'll be in a car and traveling through many cities. You can easily pick up items you decide you can't live without. It's not like you're going out to the boonies for 3 months. Might be better to save the money and not buy stuff you end up not needing. If this is your first tent trip, you don't even know what you don't know yet. Sounds like a great trip. I'm envious. Don't ruin it by over thinking it.
pira114 11/11/15 04:48am Tent Camping
RE: Resurrecting an issue

I still use one. But I live and camp where cell coverage is either spotty or non existent. And the GMRS has its limitations. As does CB. Terrain being the biggest
pira114 11/02/15 12:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Halloween jokes???

We never have any. But we live in the mountains where no one would ever go. So we head down the hill to Grandma's house. Probably had over 200
pira114 11/01/15 07:32pm Around the Campfire
RE: fake news sites

Problem is, the fake news is usually better than the real news.
pira114 10/30/15 10:56pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2016 Health Insurance Premiums

Single payer would quickly destroy our quality of health care. Currently, I have great insurance and I can afford to pick the best care available to me. I pay for it. But I can because it's available and I've worked my butt off to get where I'm at. Nothing was handed to me. Conversely, with single payer systems (of which there are many types by the way), I'd no longer have to pay out of pocket. Kinda. My taxes would go through the roof and I'd no longer have that choice in health care. I'd get what everyone gets. And with no incentive to do better, meaning money, what quality do you all expect to get? I won't ever get Medicare and won't ever get Social Security. Don't pay into them. Can't pay into them in fact. Which is great for me. But it's not luck, it's design. I wanted no part of a socialistic system and found a career path that allowed me to earn what I needed and I've worked hard for that. I have no desire to pay for other people's health care, and crappy care at that.
pira114 10/28/15 10:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Working while traveling, but need internet.

You're probably just going to have to call ahead to verify phone reception. Then use your phone for hot spot. Otherwise, satalite
pira114 10/28/15 01:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: tow

Ummm, it IS a vehicle. At least according to my Google search
pira114 10/28/15 12:57pm Beginning RVing
RE: Issues with newer RVs?

If you have those couple weekends to shake things out, you should be good if you make sure to use everything. Even if you don't need it. Stress the systems a tad to see if there are issues. Run the water, AC, heater, etc. Use the oven, stove, microwave, etc.. 9 time out of 10, you won't have serious issues. The problem units get posted the most on the Internet. People who have had no issues, usually don't post about it. Think of how many problem posts there are vs how many units sold overall. It's really a small number. Add to that, the reality that most issues can be lived with for a while. That means it won't ruin your trip. That and a positive mind set, and you should have fun.
pira114 10/27/15 05:25pm Beginning RVing
RE: REI Closing on Black Friday

I'm a big outdoors type guy. REI does sell quality equipment and gear. And their employees usually actually know what the equipment is used for and which particular piece will work for you. It's usually a tad out of my price range though. Regardless of their motivation for doing this, I'm glad to see it happen. Black Friday is just ridiculous in my mind. But lots of people seem to dig it. Otherwise it wouldn't happen. I'm really hoping that the owners of REI are truly doing this to give their employees a nice break from the chaos. From what I hear, they pay decent and train well. So rewarding those employees this way is even better.
pira114 10/27/15 01:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: Should I submit an insurance claim

About half the responses say to cancel it and about half say to follow through as it won't hurt you. I don't know the right answer but I do know that about half of these responses are flat out wrong. Yet they are all posted with the same authoritative voice and none of them know or think they are wrong. Just an observation. You just described every post on every thread. Not unique to this site either.
pira114 10/26/15 09:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Coffe pot for boondocking

Just FYI. The Coleman in started this thread with has made over 100 pots now. Still going strong.
pira114 10/25/15 06:38pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Camping & college football, DTV ... Internet

I went through this. You got both parts of the answer above. It can be done. You need to make sure the receiver and dish are compatible. They'd have to be years apart in age for that to be the problem. Or different makers. Then the aiming part. Not as easy as you'd think. They sell the satalite aiming tools online. Once you have a stable level base to put it on, you temporarily attach one of these aiming devices and move the dish until you have the strongest signal. Slight adjustments can ruin or loose the signal. Hope that helps. Enjoy your trip!
pira114 10/24/15 10:34am RV Lifestyle
RE: solar and battery.

I don't have solar, but if I did, I'd still remove the batteries. I put mine on a tender when not in use. Fully charged battery every time I need it.
pira114 10/23/15 07:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Beer: "Why did'nt I think of that...!"

How much more does the beer cost? Around here, you're looking at $8-$10 now with the normal type. It's gotten so bad, I forgo beer now at sporting events
pira114 10/21/15 10:46am Around the Campfire
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