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RE: RV storage in Paso Robles CA

Try Craigslist...most of the RV storage lots will advertise in Craigslist along with anyone who has space for an RV at their home or business for rent.
the bear II 10/13/15 02:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Brakes.. Wheel/Drum move back and forth

The hangar squeeze in my mind would cause stress on parts since the hangars are being pulled together. This means the bushings on the springs will have different tightness on the top then on the bottom. The hangars would have more stress along the top of the bracket and sides of the hangar than if they were straight. Will this cause early failure, probably not since it came that way from the factory and you've put X-miles on it so far without a failure. I didn't have this problem with my Alfa 5th wheel when I replaced the springs and used the same type of upgrade kit. The springs fit tight with no bend in the hangars.
the bear II 10/13/15 11:30am Travel Trailers
RE: San Diego area

Tightly packed spaces.... We prefer Chula Vista RV Resort it's at the south eastern end of San Diego Bay.
the bear II 10/13/15 10:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fueling rant

This is what happens when you stop keeping score at T-Ball games, everyone gets a trophy, no discipline at home or school, kids get designer clothes and live at home until their thirties.... everyone feels entitled. It's their world and we have to live in it !!!
the bear II 10/13/15 10:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Will A Sat Receiver Collect Internet Signals For Use

To get Netflix you need an internet source. RV Parks have WiFi that works OK for Netflix or other streaming services. The other options are: A satellite internet provider like Hughes Net Some sort of cell based internet setup using either a cellphone hotspot or aircard. And a large or unlimited data plan. Movies use up a lot of data so a 5GB plan won't be enough. These folks are a good source for information. http://www.technomadia.com/
the bear II 10/09/15 12:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Purchasing a Travel Trailer

Heck now days you don't even have to leave your computer to buy an RV. I've read a few posts where folks were able to see an RV via an online video, then have it inspected by an independent RV mechanic and transported to their home all without leaving the house. There are even escrow companies that will hold the funds until you've had a chance to look over the RV in person once it has been delivered to your home. Many of the nationwide dealers will transport an RV from one lot to a lot nearby lot (for a fee of course) so you can look it over. Buying from a private party requires you to either have a good knowledge of RVs and mechanical systems or have an inspection done by a qualified RV technician to make sure there aren't any hidden issues. You will see a few posts where there have been serious problems with purchase made from dealers and private parties so it's really a "buyer beware situation". Do your homework and get professional help if you don't feel confident in your ability to choose a good RV. For our last two RVs we bought new from dealers and both times had good experiences. We have bought in the past from private parties with no major issues. I'm a shadetree mechanic and do my own home maintenance, this skil set helps in finding a good buy.
the bear II 10/08/15 10:33am Beginning RVing
RE: Scarey and Puzzling

I've heard stories about these type of hitches having issues... some breakage causing problems and some vandalism. Same thing happens with trailer and 5th wheel hitches... some kid or idiot thinks it's funny to pull out the pin while your away from your RV. Or a part breaks due to wear or over stress. Or you just forget to hook something up properly. Some folks rely on checklists just too make sure senior moments don't happen. I'm getting to that stage so I know checklists are in my future if I can remember where I put the %&#@ thing.
the bear II 10/08/15 10:19am Dinghy Towing
RE: Willow Oaks RV Park in Hesperia CA.

When considering an RV park I first check the reviews at rvparkreviews.com and Yelp.com, then look at the website if the reviews are favorable. The last thing I do is look on Google Maps for a satellite over view of the RV park. This helps me to determine how closely spaced the sites are and how tight the roads might be. Plus you can identify if the park caters mostly to long term residents vs. overnighters.
the bear II 10/08/15 08:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Orange County Register Article - RV Storage

The govt agency I contract for has a couple of site located within the Great Park development. I've checked out this RV storage a couple of times when working at these sites. The price was good but knowing that eventually the storage would go away, kept me from signing up. I feel sorry for those that need to find storage... it's getting tough without paying an arm and a leg.
the bear II 10/08/15 08:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Getter done

You would be better off going with an HDT truck already setup to tow. They ride better and are designed for many trouble free miles of service. You can get a nice used one with lots of miles left for $20K to $25K and on up.
the bear II 10/08/15 08:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trying to decide which RV

5th wheel toyhauler sounds like a good idea along with at least a 2500/250 pickup
the bear II 10/08/15 08:33am Beginning RVing
RE: Dog life in the desert?

Ours had no trouble except for the photos shown above plus Choya Cactus burrs. Also known as jumping cactus...
the bear II 10/08/15 08:29am RV Pet Stop
RE: Dog life in the desert?

They "dig" it .....
the bear II 10/08/15 08:28am RV Pet Stop
RE: West Coast Trip (Hwy #1?)

HWY 1 is a great drive you just have to take your time. It's very beautiful and lots to see. But there are dangers...curves, hidden intersections/driveways, narrow, wildlife, mudslides, landslides.... We've been on it 10 times in my life. 3 of those times we were stopped due to landslides/mudslide. You either turn around (2 hours to nearest crossover to Hwy 101) or wait until they clear the highway (6 hours) Watch the weather reports avoid if there will be a heavy rain storm.
the bear II 10/07/15 08:39am Beginning RVing
RE: Classic, Deluxe, Premium: What's the distiction

I'm sure somewhere on the C2C website there is a legend indicating what the different classes mean. I find any ranking system is very subjective. I like to use the reviews from folks who have stayed in a park. Mostly reviews on rvparkreviews.com or on YELP are indications of what to expect. If I read a lot of negatives (dirty, rude, crowded, run down...etc) I look at other parks in the area. I'd rather depend on reviews from actual RV'ers than a ranking system put together by a commercial business.
the bear II 10/07/15 08:32am Coast to Coast
RE: Which hitch?

I'm very happy with my B&W Companion Hitch. When removed the bed has no obstructions. Plus with the add on turnover ball I can pull a gooseneck trailer if I ever have the need.
the bear II 10/06/15 01:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Newest Posts Function

Use the "popular" or "active" to see the posts with updates.
the bear II 10/06/15 01:28pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Order from factory vs buy off lot?

We bought a TT off of the lot new. It never had any problems so there was no need to take it back for any repairs. We ordered a 5th wheel from the factory through a dealer. Had all of the options we wanted added by the factory. The factory was actually closer than the dealer, we did have to take it back to the factory for several quality control issues and then a couple of times to add a few custom touches. Was able to negotiate the price on both RVs to where we felt we got a good deal compared to what our research indicated the prices should be. Good experience with both RVs.
the bear II 10/06/15 01:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dumping Holding Tanks

I would fill the tanks with a few gallons of water. Dump in a bag or two of ice in the black tank. Drive for several mile over a bumpy road and curves. Then try to dump.
the bear II 10/06/15 01:20pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Shipping a small trailer & truck across US vs driving?

cost prohibitive would be cheaper to fly and rent an RV or stay in hotels
the bear II 10/06/15 10:10am Travel Trailers
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