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RE: Does a lower profile tow better? NOT a mileage Question

The only difference we've noticed about our sloped-front Bullet is that there's less overhead storage space for our foldable clothes over the bed. The slope eats into that space. There's also less head room sitting up in bed. Fortunately, my husband and I aren't tall, and we don't tend to read or watch t.v. in bed, so it's not a big issue for us.
xteacher 12/08/17 01:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Jinks' commercial

Beautiful dog! Jinks did a great job!!
xteacher 11/22/17 05:01pm RV Pet Stop
RE: New Friend wanted

I'm so sorry for your loss. Dakota was obviously well-loved. As others have said, adopt a shelter dog. He/she will be eternally grateful, and you will have a new best friend.
xteacher 11/22/17 04:54pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Downsizing and simplifying

I think you were smart not to downsize too much. We did, and we regretted it. After trying to enjoy camping in our tiny trailer, we finally decided to go back to a larger one. We still have our Aliner, and it's a great little camper, but we've decided to sell it. If we could afford it, we'd keep both of them. I go on ladies' camping trips by myself occasionally, and it's perfect for that.
xteacher 11/03/17 07:07am Travel Trailers
RE: First Time Winterizing - Did I Miss Anything?

I was debating going back with antifreeze, but I don't like the idea of having to flush it all out in less than two weeks. May be better safe than sorry... Suggestions of where the water pump may be hiding? It's annoying that all I got was a generic Keystones manual and not a model specific manual. Maybe this link will be helpful. Arrow over to the video on how to winterize your Keystone RV. Keystone Customer Service Videos
xteacher 10/30/17 08:28am Travel Trailers
RE: 1200# bars to good home

Our hitch guy buys gently used hitches/parts. He has customers who can't afford new ones. We've sold him a few parts - we don't get much for them, but it's better than nothing, plus we aren't throwing them away.
xteacher 10/30/17 08:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Should I use cruise control while towing a travel trailer

My truck does better if I drive like a trucker - let it roll faster down the hills, and a little slower up the hills. If I use my cruise control, it shifts too late starting up a hill and uses more fuel. I only use my cruise control on flat roads.
xteacher 10/28/17 07:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question on Aliner Classic dimensions

The total length of a Classic is as mentioned above - 15 feet from coupler to bumper (12 foot box). I agree to add another foot to include a rear mounted spare. Some have moved the spare to the tongue to reduce length (as long as your tow vehicle can handle the extra tongue weight). I don't believe that the width includes the side a/c. We've had a Classic in the past and now own a Ranger 15. When booking a camp site, use the total length, not the box length. Both of our campers fit into our standard-sized garage - the Ranger 15, just barely. The Classic was fine.
xteacher 10/10/17 06:12am Folding Trailers
RE: Traveling with long or short t.t.

We downsized three years ago to a 14 foot trailer (Starcraft 14RB), and we finally decided that it just didn't work for us. We bumped into each other all the time, the bed was a crawlover against the front wall, the couch was shallow, it had a small fridge and a/c, and while it had a full bathroom with tub, the tanks were only 9 gallons black/15 gallons gray. About a week and a half ago, we traded for a Bullet 248RKS, which has a total length of 28'10". We made sure it was less than 30 feet, because we camp almost exclusively in either Corp, State, or National parks. We also had some other requirements: *deep slideout *good storage *tri-fold sofa to sleep occasional guests *booth dinette/bed conversion for granddaughter *middle bathroom, so that everyone can access bathroom at night without crawling over anyone else *2 exterior doors *15K a/c *2 door fridge/freezer *good counter space in kitchen *outside shower (we do a lot of beach camping) *good-sized holding tanks This was the only camper we found within our budget that had everything we were looking for, that wasn't too big. If we didn't need extra sleeping space, we probably would have gone a little smaller - maybe 26 feet total length, but not much smaller. I would recommend making sure that you have a couch. Even it you're sightseeing most of the day, sitting in a U-dinette when you get home isn't nearly as comfortable as sitting on a comfortable couch. Many of the smaller TTs now have U-dinettes in place of a couch. I'd give up a dinette before I'd give up a couch. I'd also make sure the TT has a walk around bed, as well as decent-sized holding tanks.
xteacher 10/03/17 06:26am Travel Trailers
RE: hoping for the best preparing for the worst

It's so hard when our beloved fur pets get old. We had a golden retriever many years ago that NEVER left the yard. When she decided at age 17, that it was time, she started wandering off. The neighbor boy found her once and brought her home, but she disappeared several months later, and despite our best efforts, and those of our neighbors, we never found her. Some evidence says that weak dogs don't want to suffer or die near their pack (they consider us as such) because it could attract predators, so they go away from home to protect those left behind. Prayers for your special boy! I hope the antibiotics put him on the road to recovery.
xteacher 09/30/17 06:48pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Took Care of the last Thing for the Boy.

Beauriful urns. We have had so many dogs, due to rescue, but there have been a special few that were our "heart" dogs. We have urns, their collars, and paw prints, along with condolence cards from the vet for each of them on a special shelf in our house. They're family, after all!
xteacher 09/30/17 06:36pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Cruiser MPG Ultra Lite 2450RK vs Keystone Bullet 248RKS

Luminara42, what did you end up buying? My husband and I just purchased a 2017 Bullet 248RKS. We're enjoying it so far! Pros- great counter space in rear kitchen, lots of storage throughout camper - we especially love the wardrobe/pantry next to the sofa and the 3 cabinet linen closet in the bathroom, plus storage under the bathroom sink, good storage in kitchen and dinette area too, glass enclosure for shower, love having two 30 gallon gray tanks (kitchen and, bathroom), hitch weight is reasonable, two outside doors, good ground clearance, laundry hamper door in bed side table leading down into pass through storage, no carpet except in slide, outside shower, comfortable tri-fold sofa in deep slide and can squeeze by when it's out if necessary, dinette opposite of sofa, 32 inch tv on swing arm across from sofa, electric awning with LED light strip, all controls and gauges right inside back door up high enough for children to not be able to reach them, center bathroom so everyone is able to access bathroom without crawling over anyone else at night, just under 30 feet so will fit in most state/federal parks, weight is manageable for a 1500/150 appropriately equipped Cons - hard to get in and out of bed on road side, due to side table sticking out pretty far, short queen bed, cannot access bathroom when slide is closed, difficult to access thermostat when slide is closed, shower is a bit tight for a larger person, two separate gray tanks means either moving the camper at the dump station when finished draining the front gray tank (bathroom) and black tank, to the rear tank (kitchen), or parking between them and using a long stinky slinky, moving it from front to back as needed to drain. The pros outweigh the cons for us, and we're learning to get around the cons. Fortunately, my husband and I are not tall/large people, so the short queen and smaller shower weren't deal killers.
xteacher 09/30/17 06:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer Length

I always add 3-4 feet to the model number to allow for the bumper and coupler. For example, my Aliner is a Ranger 15, but it's 18 feet in total length.
xteacher 09/12/17 06:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Lost my travel companion

How awful! I'm so sorry for your loss.
xteacher 09/11/17 06:38pm RV Pet Stop
RE: recommended travel trailer toy hauler

Here's another small toy hauler that might work: Starcraft
xteacher 08/28/17 05:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thoughts, Opinions and...HELP!

My RAM 1500 HEMI is rated for 8850 lb. and I wouldn't tow either of those TTs. You'd be much happier/safer making sure that you don't tow more than 75% of your truck's tow capacity. For your truck, that would be a gross weight of 6,225 lb. That includes the TT, the WDH, battery, propane, your family, and all of your stuff. I'd stay 5500 lb. dry weight or under.
xteacher 08/01/17 09:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Rabies in North Georgia

Thank you Dr. Doug for this information. I live in GA, and it hasn't been on the news here in the ATL area.
xteacher 08/01/17 08:54am RV Pet Stop
RE: Need ideas thoughts on bunkhouse for family of 4

Look at Coachmen Apex.
xteacher 07/25/17 03:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Who drives? Him or her?

I'm a woman, and I've been towing something since I was 16, starting with a two horse trailer. DH and I started camping in 1997, and I do all the towing and backing, because I'm used to it and enjoy driving. My husband enjoys riding and reading. We've had everything from a popup to a big fifth wheel over the years. Once we get parked, disconnected, and leveled on a site, DH takes care of the outside setup, and I take care of the inside.
xteacher 07/25/17 03:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: rainbow bridge

I'm so sorry for the loss of a beloved family member. Positive thoughts for comfort.
xteacher 07/07/17 06:44am RV Pet Stop
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