I am at work, and it is mostly computer work at a desk for 8 hours. I was wondering if there was any way I could listen to RV shows on my android smart phone. RV repaired, etc.... I might as well listen to something educational while doing this work....
I bought the popup in 2007 from the original owner who told me that he just changed all 3 tires 3 mos before i bought it (april 2007) and since then, i have put at least 4,000 miles on the trailer, and the only thing i have done as far as tires goes, is to park the trailer on wooden boards, (i have never covered the tires because they are not in direct sunlight) and keep the tires inflated to 65PSI no more, no less and i do not overload the trailer when towing. BUT with that being said, the tires still have alot of tread left on them but are starting to get cracking in the sidewalls and they have to be at least 7 years old so it is time. I have read all the problems with Carlisle tires, and im sure i have been lucky, but i tend to stay with what works for me, and like i said, this will be the last year with the popup since we will be upgrading hopefully
I will be needing new tires for the popup this year and wanted to get the same tires that have served me well since 2007 Carlisle ST 145/R12. But it seems like no one had them. Now.. Before the "carlisle tires suck" responses start, my tires have never given me any problems, and I will most likely be trading the popup in when we go to a class c by the end of this year, so ... Just need to see if anyone else has had problems, and what you did to find your tires
Are your relatives in Gulf Breeze, florida?? If so, this campground is a good 3 hours away. If you are needing closer to Gulf Breeze, Fort Pickens Campground is a great park. It's in Pensacola. Gulf state park in Gulf Shores AL would also be a good pick.
Yes our relatives live in gulf breeze and have a fifth wheel so maybe we can convince them to meet us
My wifes father had a truck camper, and I used to go camping with my uncle and friends in tents. When me and my wife met our first camping trip was with a tent... We had to set up at night in the rain and during the night our air mattress lost all its air.... AND we had somehow set up the tent on top of a rock..lol. So we got home and started looking for popups. And that is what we are currently using. We are looking at Class C motorhomes right now and will hopefully be in one before 2015. The setup on the popup isn't bad, but with my back it is. And we want to do alot more traveling which would be easier with the motorhome...
I dont understand garmin these days.. I have a garmin nuvi 1300 and I like it alot. BUT it was purchased before they came with lifetime map updates. I saw a sales ad for a newer garmin WITH lifetime maps for 89.00, So I figure that maybe the lifetime maps update you can purchase seperately has gone down in price.....NOPE, its still $99.00. Sorry garmin, I guess I will just use my cell phone navigation with free map updates..... Anyone wanna buy a used garmin?
Both me and the wife like the floorplan of the fleetwood tioga 31M. And used ones seem to be priced pretty good. The highest selling point is the hallway, and bathroom set up. I know that floorplan is also on the thor chateau and older four winds models. (thor stopped making that floorplan for 2014) so can anyone tell me about the tioga? Good, bad, or ugly....
I'd be looking for some Uni-solar rolls. Last time I checked, 65w was $100 or so.
Thanks for jogging my memory on Uni-Solar.
This Aussie link for them shows powers for their flex panels only going up to 32 watts:
Do you have a better link for Uni-Solar ... perhaps an American distributor?
Thanks in advance.
I like the Unisolar panels, but i think they went bankrupt? or out of business? That is what alot of the reviews on Amazon had and people were wondering about if there were warranty issues, how do they get that taken care of. Plus, these panels are Peel and Stick, so if you have to get a new roof on the coach, how do you get them off? or do you have to get a new panel??
Like alot of here, I started camping in a tent and had a old coleman fuel stove and lantern. Those things are.indestructible! we have progressed in age, and now we have a popup with everything but A/C. But with my bad back, even that is getting too much to set up. So now we are looking at Class C's. I still have that stove and lantern, and they both still work. I will still spend most of.my time outside the camper, relaxing and enjoying nature. Can't understand how some folks come to a campsite, hookup and go inside, and you never see them again
Off topic, but had to share, we went to an amish community while on vacation in gettysburg PA, while touring the amish countryside, we came across a roadside stand where amish folks were selling homemade pies, etc.. Well they had real homemade birch bark beer. We.bought some, and then I looked at the young amish girl behind the counter and asked, "do you have any ice?"..... She looked at me, and then it hit me... DOH!
My wife is all about being connected while at campgrounds, and I know that when I get my class C I will have to get both of these items. So I'm looking for suggestions from folks that have them in their rigs. Good, bad, etc thanks!
The one thing I have and love is a 45 degree elbow, with a built in shut off. When I hook up my water line, from the spigot, there is the water pressure regulator, then the hose, then the water filter, then the 45 degree fitting with the shut off. So when we leave the camper for any amount of time, I shut off the water at the spigot, and put the valve on the fitting in the closed position. I did this because on a camping trip I saw a camper that got flooded because of a water pipe burst inside the camper, and the owner swore he turned the water off before he left. So I figured that if kids, or anyone else wanted to play a trick and turn my water on when I wasnt around, the extra shut off would not allow any water to go in the camper. Maybe I'm paranoid, but it was only 2.00 at lowes garden center. And it looks like a regular 45 degree fitting, so it is stealthy
Just a note from a fellow planner, you can and will kill yourself trying to plan every little thing on your trip. (believe me, I know) if you are concerned about running out of drinking water, buy a case at walmart for drinking, and in. a pinch take a sponge bath using the bottled.water. Someone here once told me "relax, you are camping, its supposed to be fun" thats what I strive for on all my trips
How many here went over the coach with a fine toothed comb before you even thought of buying your coach? I find that the sales people don't know what to make of me, when I'm opening things, crawling under the coach, pressing buttons etc... Its like they never had a buyer really look at a unit before purchasing. I personally won't even think of buying from anyone that wouldn't let me look at things
I believe that alot of younger people have been raised as "vacation at home" I think some of this is due to the recent economy, and the invention of video games. Think about it, the nintendo Wii has games that make the player run, jump, swing, basically excercise... It would seem that this current society / generation mostly come home from school, work etc and stay inside the house and don't leave it until the next day. I don't think alot of younger kids would not know what to do if they had to go outside to play, or socialize. Its too bad, but it does make more room for me when I go camping....
Thanks for the replies. The liberty is my wifes Jeep, I have wired tow vehicles for trailer lights, so that much i know i can do, and i have added hitches to my old 96 jeep cherokee sport, and now the newer 2004 jeep grand cherokee with no problems, (yes, we are a jeep family, her daughter also has a 2005 Jeep liberty, and her son is looking for a nice Jeep grand Cherokee) The only thing i find alittle out of my skill set, is the removal of the front fascia for the liberty. but i have seen the videos and it seems like a 3-4 hours job for a novice like me. I was looking at the prices of the base plate 300-400 bucks, and the tow bar 500-600 bucks... so we will have to put that equation into the budget if we decide to go with the toad