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RE: Golf Cars in Campgrounds

I have one of those lifted carts with the chrome wheels and knobby tires. It also has LED flashing lights. We enjoy it because yes it is like cruising the circuit. It is not by any means a status symbol. It is just merely a fun way to get out and do something that is not allowed in the 'ordinary' way of life. It would be similar to having a pontoon boat at the river. Just a way to get out and be with others like ourselves.
EricGT 10/19/13 07:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best CG ever?

Mine would have to be on the left off US-1 prior to Key West. I believe it is close to Marathon. We have never stayed there but it looks picture perfect every time we drive past. It is right on the water and one can hop on their boat and head straight down through the Keys.
EricGT 09/19/13 01:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best CG ever?

Still no photo; the irony. :D
EricGT 09/19/13 01:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Helpful Smartphone Apps

1) Navigation - CoPilot Live (iOS and Android) I really like this app so far. Since I use GPS for work, I am very used to using it off my phone - but it routed me through areas WAY too small/twisty for me and my 32' TT. CoPilot has an RV mode where you can set minimum bridge height, and routes you through more appropriate roads. Seems good so far, I will keep plugging away at it though Did you buy the Copilot Live Premium HD or the Copilot Truck HD?
EricGT 09/19/13 01:24pm Beginning RVing
RE: Purchase from dealer or private party?

Personally I would prefer to purchase private party. As particular as I am, I highly doubt I will find exactly what I want within 150 miles. So a dealer warranty is pretty well useless when the dealership is 1500 miles away. Heck I am actually excited to take the family on vacation next year when we go to pick up our new to us class A. Honestly we will be highly disappointed if we find something nice in the northeast. We have our fingers crossed for Texas, Florida, Georiga, etc. ;) But I do not trust dealerships and feel a private party RV is typically a better unit. Think about it this way...if I had a dirty old clunker do I want to try to sell this unit privately or merely take what I can get on a trade in? I'd be embarrassed to privately sell a smelly, dirty motorhome to someone one on one. The condition of the RV is a reflection of me. Trading in to a stealership...who cares. Plus dealerships typically know very little about the RV including how many owners, how it was used, how it was taken care of, etc.
EricGT 09/19/13 01:05pm Beginning RVing
RE: Just starting to look...any thoughts?

One thing I would consider with a fifth wheel is essentially your kitchen, bathroom, tv, sleeping quarters, clothing, etc is all 'outside'. In an A or C, if you need a drink or something to eat, or the kids need to use the restroom, want to lat down for a nap, etc they can do so. Not with a fifth wheel. Also, for me at least, the overcab bed is getting old in our class C. The wife and I are ready for a regular bed. And for the size we were looking when we bought ours would have placed the bed in the back corner. We did not like this at all. So, with us now looking for something in the 34-36' range...I would only go with a Class A. Something else, make sure whatever you get has the under storage cabinets that come out with the slides. Having to bend down under the slides to get into the cabinets is a real pain in the back.
EricGT 09/19/13 12:56pm Beginning RVing
RE: What would you rather have?

I have very limited knowledge on the class A's but from what I have been researching it seems to me the Winnebago has more amenities than the Fleetwood. JMO
EricGT 09/16/13 09:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone paint over the brass fixtures?

Question- am I the only one who finds the shiny brass to be hideously gaudy? I am shocked they were still doing this in the mid-00's. We remodeled our house in 2005 and anything brass was a huge no-no. Kinda like shopping for avocado appliances. I second that. Screams 90's...at least in the house anyway. Even if the brass was sprayed, the style is more than likely still outdated. Heck, I scream 90s! (Or even 70s and 80s.) Have also polished boat brass, and love the looks of it! So does your RV also have a VCR and 8-track player along with those brass fixtures? :D
EricGT 09/13/13 08:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Don't move firewood

Sorry, but quite a few campgrounds are jumping on the firewood ban as a way to make money! Yes, we have seen, and paid, $20 for a bundle...a small bundle. Because of this, I admit I travel with wood. (that didn't come off right)
EricGT 09/13/13 08:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Highway 1 up the coast

Funny. I have told my wife one day I want to drive this route to Key West and wondered if it would be worth saying we drove 'Route 1' the entire way.
EricGT 09/13/13 05:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone paint over the brass fixtures?

Question- am I the only one who finds the shiny brass to be hideously gaudy? I am shocked they were still doing this in the mid-00's. We remodeled our house in 2005 and anything brass was a huge no-no. Kinda like shopping for avocado appliances.
EricGT 09/12/13 09:42am General RVing Issues
Anyone paint over the brass fixtures?

It appears a lot of mid-2000's motorhomes come with brass fixtures. Has anyone painted over them along with the metal on the shower stalls? Or would it be easier to replace all fixtures and then just paint the stall?
EricGT 09/12/13 08:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Sold an RV-- best way to get paid?

When I bought mine from a gentleman in CT, I conducted a wire transfer. My bank was ready to go with the transfer but was awaiting my phone call. I called, gave a secret password and they transferred the money. He signed the title, I made the drive back to PA. And don't laugh, I sent a trailer once to pick a chopper up from a guy in FL. All I had were pics from an ebay auction. Unfortunately I am the one who got scammed. It was not in the condition he stated. :(
EricGT 09/12/13 08:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Looking to move up to class A next year...questions.

Well, it's a 35' Winnebago Adventurer for me then. Now I just have until next summer to start looking for one. ;)
EricGT 09/11/13 05:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking to move up to class A next year...questions.

I sure hope it is Philly and not Heinz Field. Steelers looked terrible.... Ravens fans actually. As if that is any better. :R Still Superbowl champs until January. Last Thursday was fun for us, though..... I'm quite sure! lol
EricGT 09/11/13 10:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking to move up to class A next year...questions.

I have a driver's door..never use it...too hard to climb in and out...i have a 33 ft Winnebago and have had good luck with it...have 76K and no major problems (knock on wood)..tis my belief that a Winnebago is a step above the Allegro and the others you mentioned....good luck Yeah, the drivers door looks very odd to go in and out. I actually use the side door more on my class c just because if I don't I then need to have the keys to unlock it once I get around to the side. And no offense, but you feel a Winnebago is better quality than a Tiffin, Monaco, Newmar? I never heard that before. I thought Winnebago's were more mass produced and economical than the other three. What are the better Winnebago gas models? Obviously this provides a lot more units for me to shop for since there are triple the Winnebago's than the other three. Thanks.
EricGT 09/11/13 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking to move up to class A next year...questions.

I sure hope it is Philly and not Heinz Field. Steelers looked terrible.... Ravens fans actually. As if that is any better. :R
EricGT 09/11/13 07:41am Class A Motorhomes
Looking to move up to class A next year...questions.

I have had my 24' class c for 2 years now and due to a reformat of our NFL parking lot, I now have space to park a larger RV. Plus for a family of 4 and sometimes with 2 additional adults, camping in a 26' RV gets a bit tight. Anyway, at what length does one really start to feel they are driving a HUGE RV? I am looking in the 30-36' size and wonder if the extra 6' is worth the trade off of the drive-ability in downtown streets such as Baltimore. We are also looking to tow our Wrangler (4000#) when camping. This makes me feel like perhaps I should be looking at a DP for the extra torque and the addition of air brakes and engine braking. I know the brakes on my Rogue get a bit scary when just towing a trailer full of quads. However, I have never driven anything diesel so I know nothing about starting procedures, air bags, air brakes, etc. Is this something to be concerned with? Do larger gas-powered class a's have better braking systems than the class c motorhomes? Lastly, I am trying to stick to the Tiffin, Monaco, Newmar, and Rexhall brands. I also like the styling of the Gulfstream's and Winnebago's. Are they of that much lessor quality than the first 4 brands mentioned? Lastly, is having the drivers side door a big deal as the Tiffin's do? I don't care for how it breaks up the driver's side window. But is it a convenience I wished I had if I don't get it? Thanks! Eric
EricGT 09/10/13 10:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pondering Wandering (full timing)

A factor to consider- The fast and huge depreciation of an RV; unlike a regular house which will hopefully appreciate in value. If you pay $100,000 for a unit to full-time, what will it be worth in 10 years? About $40,000 or less? This ^
EricGT 08/12/13 12:30pm Beginning RVing
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