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RE: Cargo Capacity

Read through RV-Dreams.com they are fulltimers plus used to weigh RVs as a side business. There are posts on how they and others have handle weight vs cargo capacity.
the bear II 04/28/17 11:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: To Tote a Tote or not to Tote

Great when boondocking when we had a 24ft TT. With our 5th wheel we have enough holding tank capacity to go a week to 2 weeks depending on how conservative we are if we boondock. We rarely boondock so with full hookups no need for a tote.
the bear II 04/28/17 11:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Awning on slide

X-2 on the pop up type canopies...more flexibility of use.
the bear II 04/28/17 11:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: AirSafe Hitch Moving the Thing

Do a google search I've seen lifts for sale specifically designed for WDH type hitches. I used a floor jack for mine just requires a balancing act while pumping up the jack.
the bear II 04/28/17 11:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: AirSafe Hitch Moving the Thing

Do a google search I've seen lifts for sale specifically designed for WDH type hitches. I used a floor jack for mine just requires a balancing act while pumping up the jack.
the bear II 04/28/17 11:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Storage Area

Pack it tight...like others have said. Use empty boxes to fill in the gaps if you don't have enough stuff. I usually have too much stuff...
the bear II 04/27/17 10:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Newbie..Trailer to big?

around 60MPH in right lane and don't worry about slowing others down...that's what the right lane is for. On a two lane road, pull over and let others pass when it's safe and there are 5 or more vehicles behind you. Leave plenty of stopping room from the vehicle in front of you. Gear down on hills to save wear on the engine and trans. And gear down when going downhill to save your brakes. Be a defensive driver...no distractions...know where you are going or let a navigation system guide you. Don't try to look at your map or map app on your phone while driving.. No texting or talking on a cellphone, even if it is hands free.
the bear II 04/21/17 12:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trip Planning - A week at Legoland

If it was me----I would take I-70 to I-15 south to I-215 to I-15 north of Temecula and then follow the resort directions.... I-15 S to Temecula. Hwy 79 S to Julian. Resort approx 5 mi S of Julian on Hwy 79 on L. Roads are narrow and winding. I would stay in Carlsbad at the state beach campground or another RV resort near the ocean... more to do and see than in Julian.
the bear II 04/21/17 11:42am Roads and Routes
RE: 395 from Southern California to northern California 37 ft

You would be better off traveling on HWY 99 to reach the parks on the west side of the Sierra Mountains (Yosemite, Sequoias and Kings Canyon) Death Valley can be reached from I-15 or 395 (not best choice) HWY 101 or I-5 for the Redwoods
the bear II 04/19/17 03:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Watcha Towing with three or 4 wheels??for older folks

We carry two mobility scooters that we bought on Craigslist for less than $600 each. One had only been used a couple of times, the other was in good shape with new batteries. Both of them breakdown into 6 pieces which can be put in storage compartments or inside the RV. Easy to disassemble and goes back together in about 10 minutes. We bought awnings that clamp on so they look like single seater golf carts. We use them to get around the RV resorts and to head over to nearby restaurants or stores.
the bear II 04/18/17 04:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Finding a parking place

We have a 38ft 5th wheel plus a 21ft long truck to tow it with. We have always been able to find a place to park in towns throughout the U.S. Some of the spots we've used with permission: Church Parking Lots Grocery Stores City Hall City or County parks Library Manufacturing Plant or Warehouse RV Parks
the bear II 04/17/17 12:45pm Beginning RVing
RE: Stopping For Gas

When on the highway I look for either a truck stop or one of the large gas stations that have lots of room at the pumps Like others have posted most of the time I will fill while unhitched from the 5th wheel either after we finish setting up camp or before we leave to head to the next stop. One time we needed fuel and had to pull into a little town and the only station was one of the small type from the 50's. My wife direct traffic around our 5th wheel because the rear end stuck out into the street. She said most people smiled and waved at her as they went by.
the bear II 04/07/17 05:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rubber roof damage

The rubber roof membrane will crack with age where it folds down at the edge of the roof. I used eternabond tape to repair the cracks and prevent water intrusion when this happened on my 5th wheel.
the bear II 04/07/17 01:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery box seems hot is this a problem

Bad Battery
the bear II 04/07/17 01:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Why did you choose a 5th wheel

Our choice was based on two things: 1. We always have a need for a pickup 2. Since we already had a pickup the 5th wheel was a less expensive choice. An equivalent Class A would have been about $70,000 more than what we paid for our 5th wheel. Some additional considerations: >We liked the idea of having the truck available to sight see once we arrived at a destination >If the drivetrain on the MH needs repairs you're stuck staying in a motel. With the 5th wheel the truck can go to the shop and we still have a place to live.
the bear II 04/07/17 01:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TV and Internet

Yes... that's what we have. Dish Satellite service at home and use it in the RV. Works great.
the bear II 04/04/17 01:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tips/advice??

Make sure the house battery is in good shape and fully charged if you spend a night with no electrical hook up. You don't want to run out of battery juice in the middle of a shower.
the bear II 04/04/17 01:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tire pressure & too many blowouts

I always go by the pressure shown on the side of the tire or the chart on the tire manufacturer's website if available. I always keep my tires at the maximum cold pressure shown on the sidewall. No blowouts.
the bear II 03/30/17 11:03am Travel Trailers
RE: California vacation

Sequoia & Kings Canyon Natl Parks are good to see. You may need to stay outside the park, I suggest Sequoia RV Ranch for a good base camp. San Francisco stay outside the city and take the rapid transit system in (BART) for sight seeing. Walk across the Golden Gate bridge...Alcatraz
the bear II 03/30/17 10:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Serious Weather Concerns for Western Trip

Sure there is a concern but if you pay attention to the weather reports you can avoid getting into trouble. Unlike a house with an RV if terrible weather is headed your way you can get out of the way. In 60 years of travel (as a kid with my family and as an adult) I can only think of two times where we were in danger, once from a severe thunderstorm and another time a tornado touchdown and crossed a highway about 10 minutes after we had passed. we should not have traveled that day knowing there were severe storms along our route.
the bear II 03/29/17 09:45am General RVing Issues
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