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RE: Cost comparison - motorhome vs. travel trailer

A TT and MH are two different animals. Apples and Oranges. There are several types of MH: Class A,B and C. There are gas and diesel driven ones. Trailers are either the type that hook onto a hitch or a 5th wheel. MH and TT come in all different lengths and with different options. The thing you should be looking at is what type of camping you will be doing. Occasional, Full-time, what climate zones. Also, what is your budget. With a MH you would probably want to tow a vehicle behind, with a trailer you must have the proper truck or car that will tow properly. I am a Full-timer and started with a pop-up then gas class A, then 5th wheel and now my final 5er.
joelc 07/23/16 08:19pm Beginning RVing
RE: Truck tow setting

Had the truck repaired. The shimmy in the left front turned out to be a night mare due to excessive rust from not using the truck and the salt used in the East I was told. Rear shoes. Front: much due to rust and breakage from rust. Replaced calipers, shoes, bearings leaking ground rotors and some other minor stuff. $3100.
joelc 07/23/16 08:09pm Towing
RE: Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 - DECISION MADE - THANK YOU

First. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Now for what I heard. The free upgrade ends I think around the end of this month, so if you are going to do it now is the time. I read that Windows 8.1 had issues and it was worth upgrading, but Window 7 and 8 were good. I personally, don't like what I see in 10. I don't like the lay-out and invasion of more privacy. If you do upgrade, be sure you back-up everything. There also is an out, that is supposed to work so one can go back to the old version you had. Good luck, what ever you decide. I am sticking with W-7.
joelc 07/21/16 06:22pm Technology Corner
RE: Truck tow setting

Thanks much. As soon as we get done with this trip and I can get the wife out of the RV for a bit, I can bring in the slides and check everything out. Thanks all for your help.
joelc 07/21/16 06:16pm Towing
RE: Truck tow setting

I answered my own question from the video. Not auto-adjust.
joelc 07/21/16 03:51pm Towing
RE: Truck tow setting

I will look at the link you provided, but how do you tell if you have self adjusting breaks or you have to adjust them yourself. :) I have Dexter breaks on my Cameo and it mentioned both. They said something about a plug in the rear. I took a look and I see on the lower center to elliptical what looks like plugs, not one. They are about 1" long and 1/4" high.
joelc 07/21/16 03:43pm Towing
RE: Truck tow setting

I have drum breaks on the RV. Is there a basic method to adjust or does one just check for drag 1st? I am rather ignorant when it comes to breaks.
joelc 07/20/16 05:24pm Towing
RE: Truck tow setting

As far as I know the trailer breaks are fine. We had all checked before our trip. Right now we are on a cross country trip and are now in Washington, leaving for Oregon in a few days. So, it is not practical to see if anything has changed at this moment. I do a break check every time I hook up to be sure they engage properly using the Ford controller only.
joelc 07/20/16 01:36pm Towing
RE: Can not believe what I just saw

We saw someone washing down a table earlier this month in British Columbia. As a matter of fact there is a note posted requesting you clean your table. It was a very nice CG. I guess one never knows what critters walk over it.
joelc 07/20/16 11:09am RV Lifestyle
Truck tow setting

I have a Carriage Cameo and a '06 Ford F-350 long bed lariat. I was having breaking problems and have to get some work done on the truck. The truck has the full tow package including the Ford Break controller. For those with a heavy unit like my 5er (about 18.5K +) I would like to know what number you have to break controller set to. I used to have it at 6.5 but found that too light. I now have it at 9.5. Is that adequate.
joelc 07/20/16 11:04am Towing
RE: Washing Machine Odor

I don't have a washing machine/dryer, but did you check the dust vent?
joelc 07/17/16 05:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can not believe what I just saw

If an incident is reported to management and they do nothing about it, I would be sure to give that cg a proper rating on the internet. Eventually, they will either clean up their act, attract just the trash or go out of business due to lack of same. RVers I think still have a good name. We are known for road courtesy, another topic that is changing, and it is up to us to keep the standards high.
joelc 07/17/16 05:40pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Q grill or O grill

My weber Q is great. I store it in the back of the truck when hauling my 5er. It is low enough so it won't interfere with the hitch.
joelc 07/14/16 06:27pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Can not believe what I just saw

Unfortunately the manners of RV'ers seems to be going down hill. I remember when your neighbor on the road and at a CG would be courteous. Hotels were another story. I don't know if these folks are true RV campers or full timers or those that just don't care about anyone else. We are currently full-timers and I try to keep my site clean and leave it in better condition than when I arrived or at least the way I would like to find it. Not to change the topic, but it is a good idea to turn off your breaker switch when you leave so the next person in won't get a jolt or surge if they do something stupid.
joelc 07/14/16 06:24pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Canadian Banks - Changing American to Canadian $

Many have rambled on. I guess I hit a nerve. I went to change a very small amount for laundry machine. When in Canada (we are leaving in a few weeks) we have not used cash except for laundry, but our Master Card. Works very well.
joelc 07/11/16 03:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: Canadian Banks - Changing American to Canadian $

We do use our credit card in Canada, and we did change a small amount of money in the U.S. before coming over. We needed Canadian Coin Lunnies(?)Their version of our coin silver dollar for washing machines at our camp ground. We just needed $10 worth.
joelc 06/24/16 09:14pm Around the Campfire
Canadian Banks - Changing American to Canadian $

Just a heads up. We are currently visiting Alberta, Canada and are in a town called Cardston. I went into the RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) and after waiting in line for about 1/2 hour (only 1 teller) I was told that after the beginning of May they will not exchange money unless you have a account at the bank. I Then went down the street about a half a block where there was another bank. When I entered there were 3 tellers, virtually no waiting and I was met with a friendly smile. I asked if they would exchange the money and the teller said they would be happy to. What a difference in the two banks. You now know which one do business with if you ever need to. The CANADIAN TRUST BANK of course.
joelc 06/24/16 08:22pm Around the Campfire
RE: Crater Lake - Oregon

Do NOT recommend Diamond Lake RV Resort based on past experiences. HIGHLY recommend Collier ! Have been there before and going to be there - God willing - for a week again this late summer. Get reservations! The logging museum across the road is something like you have never seen before; amazing! And not a long drive to Crater Lake. This is where we got reservations. Sad to say we made the reservations before we read your blog and they have our money. What happened. We have a 40' 5er plus the truck. Collier Lake we did not check into. If we need to we will change reservations and try to get back our money. I Thank all very much.
joelc 06/24/16 07:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Crater Lake - Oregon

Thanks all. Very informative. We are going for it, as long as we can find a good CG.
joelc 06/19/16 12:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Crater Lake - Oregon

We are currently taking a cross country trip and are now in MT soon to be going into Canada, then back to the U.S. via WA and OR. We will be heading back East and met someone that suggested we visit Crater Lake, OR. This location is about 250 miles off our course. Is it worth the detour, and if so, what CG do you recommend. We have a 40' 5th wheel and long bed dually, so the CG would have to accommodate big rigs. We will be coming from the Columbia River Gorge area in OR on I-84.
joelc 06/19/16 09:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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