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RE: switching from tent camping to 5th wheel

you are definitely on the right track to stay fairly small so you can still stay in national, state parks, etc. We went from a pop-up to a hybrid trailer to a 5th wheel. The only thing we missed was having such large, screen windows on the pop-up making one feel really outdoors. Our 5th wheel didn't have very large windows and we always ran a fantastic fan so we felt pretty closed in at night. However, we would never go back to a tent or pop-up. The 5th wheel feels more secure and sheltered in rain/rain. It's worth what you loose.
Jayco-noslide 07/31/14 01:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How's the market these days for selling a TT?

Just remember that RV's depreciate a lot so price it realistically and probably below what you think it's worth.
Jayco-noslide 07/31/14 01:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: one or two coach batterys

2 batteries is a big plus if you do much dry camping.
Jayco-noslide 07/31/14 01:23pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Too old for full-time RVing

I don't have an answer. I am 71, think about it, but really 10 yrs ago would have been a better time. I'm "healthy" yet have an artificial heart valve and pacemaker and concern about medical needs would be one of my doubts. We own a home and possibly full-timing for a few years might be a good way to transition into an apartment. I think it might have been better back when we felt more inclined to workamp quite a bit.
Jayco-noslide 07/30/14 09:18am Full-time RVing
RE: Walmart and other over night stays.

On the rare occassions we use Walmart, if there are already several RV's set up, I don't ask. If none, I ask and was turned down once during the Xmas season.
Jayco-noslide 07/30/14 09:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Depressing Depreciation

In many cases, depreciation(of the RV and/or TV) is the biggest single expense for RVing and the daily average depreciation is probably more than the campground fee, fuel, food, etc. Estimate the 8 year depreciation of any fairly expensive RV and divide by the number of nights one is likely to spend in it. Ouch!
Jayco-noslide 07/30/14 09:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Worry About Possible Problems

I admire all the do-it-yourselfers but I'm not one of them and will never be and neither am I "rich". So I would disagree with those who say you have to be one or the other. I've learned a lot in 35 yrs of RVing so I know a few basic things to fix and look for if the stove doesn't light or the slide doesn't work but I really don't do any significant repairs. So we have spent some money over the years and called mobile repair services a number of times but still don't spend as much as long motel trips, cruises, European vacations, etc. We are debt free with a 2003 Class C and soon will leave on a month trip(with credit card handy).
Jayco-noslide 07/30/14 09:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campground pricing.

I'm going to estimate $30-$40/day for private campgrounds with full hook-ups. Much less if you go with state parks, national parks, etc. And don't rule them out as they are better than private in my opinion and often with water and/or elec.
Jayco-noslide 07/25/14 02:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Worry About Possible Problems

I do worry some about any RV and our recently acquired 2003 Class C motorhome and there is plenty to worry about to be sure. But I sense you need to lighten up or decide you just aren't cut out for an RV? Really, an equipment failure can be frustrating but there is someone around that can repair whatever it is and get us back to RVing as long as we can pay. It kind of boils down to patience and money. If we really can't afford to fix any and all repairs, then it's time to get out.
Jayco-noslide 07/25/14 02:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Organizing, where do you put your sewer hose??

In the bumper. No problems.
Jayco-noslide 07/23/14 09:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Personalized plates

I don't get why I would want them, especially if they cost more.
Jayco-noslide 07/23/14 09:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What would you do, RV getting old!

Don't know your financial situation but 99 is pretty old and it's not going to take long to spend more than it's worth if you haven't already. But still, depends, can you afford one nice and new enough to be sure you won't have to continue to face repairs. "upgrading" to a 2000 might not help too much but I'd say, start looking. In your case, the low miles doesn't mean much.
Jayco-noslide 07/16/14 02:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Great RV Escapes Savings System???

I wouldn't even think about it.
Jayco-noslide 07/16/14 02:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Carrying a Generator/Gas Can While Traveling

Generator, covered with upside down tote, in the rear left in the bed, chained to truck and can in the bed also. Leave generator put as the trailer cord will reach.
Jayco-noslide 07/16/14 02:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tips for buying a used RV

Last fall we bought a 2003 Class C for $23,000 and generally we are pretty happy with it so far. But I can't believe we failed to see some rippling in the exterior panels in a couple of small areas indicating delamination(outer panel seperating from the underlying wood). This could be really serious though so far it isn't getting any worse so we have our fingers crossed.
Jayco-noslide 07/14/14 09:23am Beginning RVing
RE: gas mileage with a v10

With our 2003 Itasca 30 footer towing a 2700 lb car we get 7 to 11. I know that's a big range but it really depends a lot on wind and terrain. I would say a long term average would be 8 to 9.
Jayco-noslide 07/14/14 09:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Driving the Rockies

We "workamped" at Glacier NP 5 summers and Yellowstone 3 and going back to visit in Aug. Your question isn't too specific about what you need. Glacier is our favorite place in the country. I've towed a 5000-6000 lb 5th wheel all over the Rockies with a half-ton truck and you will encounter some fairly steep grades where you will definitely downshift and go slow. however the steepest grade I have pulled was on a main road blacktop in Colorado. You can't tow a trailer on th main road through Glacier and the road around is not real steep. The main roads in Yellowstone are no problem. Almost none of the great campgrounds within those parks have hook-ups.
Jayco-noslide 07/08/14 01:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing 4 Wheels Down

In the case of our 2012 Chevy Sonic, it very specifically addresses this issue "towing behind a motorhome" in the manual so I am very comfortable doing it. If I couldn't find that kind of info then I would never risk it.
Jayco-noslide 07/03/14 09:52am Dinghy Towing
RE: What is "Dry weight?"

I'm not sure that "dry weight" has a standard definiton. I guess it's supposed to mean the way the RV comes to the dealer without any fluids or "options". But do any really come without batteries, a propane tank or AC? Not sure but I'm guessing it could be misleading?
Jayco-noslide 07/03/14 09:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Wisconsin to Glacier National Park

It's not northern but US 2 is a good route.
Jayco-noslide 07/03/14 09:45am Roads and Routes
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