Why not just wait till March and send it in?
I'm a member of the American Legion. I get my renewal notice in the June-July time frame for the NEXT year! They call it 'early bird'. I usually wait till October or November to send it in rather waiting till December when financially everything is competing with Christmas gifts.
Just recently filled up 2 of my 30 pounders at 2 different businesses. One was an RV dealership, the other was a bait and tackle shop, locations, about 25 miles apart from each other. Cost was about the same ... $21 - $22. (Noblesville and Anderson, Indiana).
Use a standard old fashioned Reese WD bars and never remove them. I do remove the sway bar. First one I purchased, the dealer say, when backing up, it could cause the little ball on the hitch to break off. Not good. So I never took the chance ... 3 TT later, still doing that! I NEVER back up with the sway bar on. WD, no problem there.
Well, this will be of no help to the OP, but maybe this is something that Camping World might consider doing.
We purchased our Outback from Walnut Ridge RV near New Castle, Indiana. When we purchased, I missed something that turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. About 3 months after we "signed the deal" we received a notice from them that the camper was due it's 90 day inspection. Evidently, after you take delivery, 90 days later they want you to bring the camper back in and they do a through 100% re-inspecting of everything and if anything is deficient, it gets fixed.
The only problem we encountered during that 3 month period was the drain in the shower. When we took the camper back, they fixed it. It took about 5 days, but they delivered in time for our next trip. It required removing the shower shroud, the shower pan, and re-plumbing the drain, put it all back together, and sealed back up. We also had them put on an electric jack (our expense, but since it was there, why not?).
We were told they do this with every new trailer purchase (90 day re-inspection) because it's under warranty. That gives the owner a chance to use it, to find the deficiencies, and let's the service people find any potential problems that could happen. That's really a fantastic service!
What's even better? They do this again at 11 months. Completely re-inspect and fix new defects that might have happened over the last 11 months. Why 11 months? Because the 1 year warranty ends at 12 months and they want to make sure the units they sell are all covered when the standard warranty runs out.
I will say, I'm still surprised at this practice! But I think it's a great thing! Maybe Camping World should do something similar!
I've had a "couple" occasions in my life when my family told me I was plain crazy for making some decisions in my life and fought hard against me. Actually, the 3 biggies was my first choice at a career ... which I have since changed after doing it for over 20 years. Second was my decision to go into the military. Third was the way I choose my spouse. (It really is a bizarre story .. too long for this forum, which by the way, I've been married for 28 years now and the Honeymoon has "just" started!). But, in all 3 cases it REALLY came down to only 1 reason why I had so many family members against me, and I think the same can be said for anyone wanting to go RV full timing ... "control!"
For some reason, far too many people in our lives have the dying need to control us, and every one else around them. When we launch out from under their "control" (or what they "think" is their control), they get all irate, mean spirited, start causing problem for us, attempt to get us discouraged, and constantly compare our wants and wishes against THEIR lifestyle. But in the end, it all boils down to the fact, once we've made the "break" (those people) cannot no longer control us.
Think about it, and I believe you'll all agree, this really is the root cause of so many people we know who have objections to the RV lifestyle, be it a full timer, or even a week-end warrior!
Since we purchased a new camper in August, we decided to "re-outfit" all the old 'stuff' we've been dragging around since our pop-up days. So, our 'wish list' is actually becoming reality ... We're picking things up, wrapping, and putting them in the camper. We're going to Florida the week of Christmas, and Christmas morning we're going to open all the new goodies!
New fleece blankets and bed spread
New sheets,pillow cases.
(we just purchased an electric blanket and already using it)
New wash cloths
New dish towels
New cups (plastic, coffee mugs, drinking glasses)
New pots and pan
New bowels (popcorn, mixing, cereal size)
New throw rugs
New place mats
New doggie bed
The day we took delivery of the new Outback, we purchased the 30 amp surge protector, and all new sewer hoses with connections, Y's and extra valves.
I just checked my owner's manual for Keystone, and it simply says, "Level". It does not specify say "how" level. I do know from experience (after owning 3 different travel trailers now), the camper does not have to be "perfectly" level for the refrigerator to work.
I think a good rule of thumb is simple: If the camper is so uncomfortable you cannot walk in it without feeling like your on a roller coaster, or lay in bed without rolling out, or sliding to the floor, your refrigerator will probably have poor performance also. Being "out of level" (that much) will not hurt them, they just won't cool as efficient, or may stop completely.
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"Just like when you go into a public restroom.......empty urinals up & down the wall but the next guy in will use the one right next to you "
Inquiring minds want to know... :)
Perhaps the reason some crowd too close is because, although they want to be alone, they really don't want to be "that" alone! There's some comfort in knowing someone is close by if a need were to arise for help. (I'm just guessing why they'd parks so close)...
Does the $111 include labor? or just the price of the skylight. We had a vent replaced last year after hail broke it out. Cost of the vent itself was something like ... $35.00. The rest was for labor. I think the total was about $125. I let them fix it. Saved me some time, and the cost was OK.
If you have the dealer install it, you might be a discount on the price? Just asking?
Moving to Arizona, What can I expect?
Well I'm not from Arizona, but I did some internet searching. Here's some things you can expect:
Bald and Golden Eagles
Sounds like MY kind of place!
Good luck! Enjoy!
Yup, we had to quit doing our week-end driveway camps (here at home) for a while. Temps dropped between 12 and 32 for some time now. Running the propane and even supplementing with electric heat is costing to much now. So I unplugged the camper for a while and just have to enjoy the fireplace inside the house. Been though 4 tanks of propane since September. We're heading for Florida Christmas week, so decided to hold off the week-end camps until then. I suppose when we get back home, I'll keep her buttoned up until weather breaks and temps stay above 32 again. Then we'll go back to the week-end driveway camps! Yup! It takes a lot of propane to heat these babies in the winter!
Kind of small, but look at my signature picture below. Outback makes a 5er model with almost this same floor plan, except the bed room is on the upper level. Almost identical. Is that what your looking for? I've also seen, several other brands make variations of this same floor plan in 5er's (and TT's) also.
The on-demand heater may be a nice option. But one thing you really do have to find out.... does it run on both GAS and ELECTRIC? If you ever find yourself without electricity, you'll be kicking yourself for having this if it cannot be flipped over to gas. Even with full hook-up sites, there may be occasions when you want your gas water heater running instead of electric. For example, if the campground looses power? Which actually happened to us a couple times this year?