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RE: Port San Luis (Avila Beach) RV camping

If not being on the ocean or at least very close is not a requirement check out Lopez Lake in Arroyo Grande. County park tucked up into the canyon and they have many fhc sites. Have been there during the summer but not winter yet. Jan - Mar is breeding time for the bald eagles that nest in the park during winter.
tahiti16 12/17/14 04:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need a ride..

Know anyone from the base that is in motor T? You need someone with that level or greater so anyone with a license for 6X6 or above would qualify.
tahiti16 12/17/14 11:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone ever hear of a Vogue III Luxery motorhome?

You might try pinging acampingwego as they have a beautiful one and like it. May be able to give a little more history and let you know about any worts too.
tahiti16 12/17/14 11:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Canyon RV Park in Anaheim, CA

March to June should be real nice and the group of us that rally there are there in April and trees are not usually too big of an issue. Hasn't really heated up yet. Depending on the site you have on the trees. Some areas more shaded than others.
tahiti16 12/11/14 09:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV parks do not honor advertised rate when booking?

Never experienced this and we have stayed many times at Flying Flags, BUT our reservations are seldom even months in advance. One of the challenges is the long lead time. They could just say we take reservations up to 90 days out and guarantee the rate or they will hold a slot for you for up to a year but subject to change. Things like our draught that drove up water casts for everyone they can't foresee a year in advance.
tahiti16 12/11/14 09:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for first DP

I would add the Country Coaches Intrigue, Aspire, and even Lexi.
tahiti16 12/04/14 06:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Purchasing a new class A

Well with THAT definition mine is your perfect rig! LOL You will be going old enough that the orphan factor is irrelevant and for the buck National made great units. As others have stated though go spend time sitting in and moving around in motorhomes to see how the floorplan works for you. That includes lay down on the bed, can you with the slide in? Is that important to YOU. Almost everything any of us tell you has to be weighed against what is important to YOU and even more to your spouse! :B
tahiti16 12/04/14 05:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Does buying that 45' rig do it for you?

One is even if you think you know until you live in one for awhile you won't know how big is big enough, and it will always be a trade off just like with a S&B. We decided the 36' gasser is kind of small after spending 5 weeks in Portland a year and a half ago for the birth of our first GK. 4 weeks of rain and rained sometime during every day of the other week. 36 and 2 slides are fine when we live outside most of the time, but stuck in side on dark rainy days it was getting very small! One other reason for a move up is at least a 3rd slide, amazing the extra room with opposing slides in the front and the higher carrying capacity. Be careful on this last one. We were looking at a 40' coach last spring that when I found the weight rating placard found out I would only gain 500-700 lbs of carrying capacity while increasing the GVWR by 12K. Now this rig did not have a tag but still not enough to spend the big dollars for a couple of feet and small weight capacity increase.
tahiti16 12/02/14 09:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV membership

The answer is "depends" just like for a condo, a lake cabin or any other alternate spot to stay. If you use it they are incredible. If not then a giant waste of money. We have the original zone membership which gives us the whole west including a park in Canada. We pay $450 a year in dues and no fee when we bought it. This year looks to be light use as we have been home for almost 5 months due to various reasons. Our year starts in June, we will only use about 50-60 nights this year. Past 3 years before we averaged 80 nights a year. That keeps our per night pretty low. We can be in a park for up to 14 nights then have to be out of the system for 7 nights. We can also stay up to 4 nights at a park and move immediately to another park and never leave the system. Almost never have a problem getting into a park when we want so for us it works. Look at where the parks are located and if you want to go there if not don't waste your money.
tahiti16 12/02/14 09:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: "New" 2013 Hurricane 32A

We bought our 06 Dolphin as 1 year old "new" unit with around 300 miles on the clock. Got full warranty on everything. The batteries tanked after 3 years of use, not bad considering the abuse they get on a lot. The tires, Michelins, started cracking after 6 years of owning an Michelin adjusted them crediting almost the full price equivalent of 1 tire of the 6. Make sure no excess wear and run it through the bluebook, we paid out the door with fancy wax job, scotchgard interior, and 7 year extended warranty $1000 below bluebook for 1 year old used coach.
tahiti16 11/27/14 09:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Insurance and Registration

Passin thru the OP is talking about registering the rv where it resides, which does not happen to be where he resides. He also stated that is where it will be used. You comment about pay Caesar, which I agree with mostly, doesn't pertain in this instance. The common one people ask is how to register somewhere else and keep it at home. The scenario the OP proposed is common in the south and east where the states are smaller and many have a vacation home, or RV, in another state. Here in the west not so much, long drive to any border to get it for a weekend! :B To the OP mowermech has the right idea.
tahiti16 11/27/14 09:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Hookups near Hospitals

When our granddaughter was born in Portland OR a year and a half ago discovered Providence Hospital had some sites with power and water. Free to family of patient or if patient was doing outpatient treatments as several neighbors were doing. This was a huge help as little miss Aubree came a few days early and our reservations at the park nearby didn't start for a another 2 days and they didn't have room for us.
tahiti16 11/21/14 10:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Class A or C ?

Short answer to mpg is NO, neighbor had a 30' C with same engine trans as our class A and we got about the same. Some feel more comfortable in the class C cabin as it feels more "normal" to them. Others like us like sitting up high and having that giant windshield in front of us. Also my wife has Lupus and can not sit for more than maybe an hour. A class A allows her to move around more easily and as others have stated the passenger area can become part of the living space.
tahiti16 11/21/14 08:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Listing of RV Parks?

rvparkreviews.com doesn't include all but does cover a lot and with user reviews. As an aside if you find a park that is not in there review it and please review any park you stay in. It keeps the site relevant and the reviews current.
tahiti16 11/13/14 11:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Veterans Day

Those kind of things are so cool. I try to say thank you to those that I can identify as past or present servicemen and women. It is very pleasant change when wearing a Marine hat to have someone tell me thank you as it is much different than at the end of Vietnam when I was in.
tahiti16 11/12/14 02:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV propane water heater

If we are using propane for the water heater we turn it on 15-20 minutes before hot water is needed. If using electric we leave it on, especially if temps expected near freezing.
tahiti16 11/12/14 02:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: SoCal Rally April 10-12, 2015

We all know that if momma is happy all is well and if momma ain't well ...... :B
tahiti16 11/12/14 01:50pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: First time using tow dolly

If either the deck turns, large bolt in middle of it, or the wheels turn, tierod between them do NOT unlike steering. You only want one thing pivoting, this is one of the advantages to dolly over 4 down you can lock steering take the key out and lock the door.
tahiti16 11/06/14 11:07pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Convert standard outlet to 12v

The iPhone uses a USB connector which is rated for a max 2.0 amp at 5volts, only an iPad requires the 2.0 amp most other adapters supply .75-1.1 amps again at 5 volts, voltage dropped inside the 12 volt to usb adapter. So you could easily pickup power from a nearby light and feed to a 12 volt receptacle.
tahiti16 11/06/14 10:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Is a motorhome "Only For The RIch"?

They are NOT cheap to own OR operate. The cost to own and operate a 5er or trailer is Waaaay less than a motorhome. It is all about ease of use, IMO. The difference in cost depends greatly on whether the tow vehicle is used on regular basis besides towing, if not the costs can get very close. People don't RV because it is the cheapest way to travel. That said our RV, a 36' class gas, gives us choices. We can eat in or out, we can camp near/on a lake or river where not hotels or motels are located, we can stay in a small little town or a fancy 5* resort. Our bed is our bed and if there is anything in it we know where it came from! :E As others have said you have to figure out what YOU want to do and then figure out what fits YOU and YOUR lifestyle not what works for someone else. You can RV relatively cheap or you can spend obscene amounts of money to RV. Note "obscene" is usually defined as more than "I" would spend! :B Kind of like speed on freeway, those going slower are slow pokes and a pain while those going faster than "me" are lunatics!!! :B
tahiti16 11/06/14 05:45pm Class A Motorhomes
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