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RE: Freezing Weather

No problem until it gets into the upper 20's for several hours.
Jayco-noslide 11/29/14 12:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ceramic heaters vs. ... what?

I don't think anything special about ceramic. I prefer the Vornado heater because it provides consistent warm heat; never hot. Look it up.
Jayco-noslide 11/29/14 12:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Am I out of my depth?

Honestly, I don't think I would want it at any price. The delam sounds really bad and eventually this can compromise the structure and maybe not even safe. Maybe you can do all the work?? but it scares me.
Jayco-noslide 11/20/14 01:33pm Class A Motorhomes

We've camped there a lot and there is access to a great bike trail by biking about 1/2 mile from the back of the campground to the trail. I don't think the trail actually gets you quite to Walmart but it's close. So I think you would have to ride or walk a little ways on the street and not sure how that would work out for you.
Jayco-noslide 11/20/14 01:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing Tires

Frequent blow-outs aren't normal. Either overloaded, not enough tire, pressure too low or high or tires too old/worn.
Jayco-noslide 11/11/14 10:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Whats the coldest you've camped w/o problems

We've spent a number of nights down around 20 and this isn't a huge problem as long as your furnace works OK. But it's not without problem. For example, you can't hook up to water because your hose will freeze solid. Just make sure your storage tank is full. Also, your valves will be frozen in the morning so that you can't dump your tanks. We've survived OK down to 7 degrees with wind but then all outside faucets in the campground froze and some broke so could only get water from inside a heated building. Never would do it on purpose.
Jayco-noslide 11/10/14 02:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: What is the buying procedure?

It's pretty much like buying a car. The seller will typically price the RV much higher than they are willing to sell it for. If it's new many feel that a dealer will often sell it for around 80% of the sticker price so make an offer way less than the posted price and see what happens. If it's used, look up the value in the Kelly blue book or Edmunds as a rough guide and offer much less. Don't worry about offending the seller.
Jayco-noslide 11/10/14 02:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Would you change the oil?

I likewise believe that changing your oil every 3,000 and never having any engine problems doesn't prove anything. With today's vehicles most who go much longer could say the same thing. Consumer Reports researched this question quite a few years ago, even tearing the engines down and comparing short with long intervals and they found no difference in wear basically. They say- follow the manual.
Jayco-noslide 11/10/14 02:21pm Towing
RE: Would you change the oil?

I do think that the old fashioned 3,000 mile oil change is a waste of oil, money and un-needed. I pay attention to the % the computer says you have left but I don't take it clear to 0% as that would really be a lot of miles for my car. I aim to go 5,000 to 7,000 miles. In your case with over 5,000 miles, that's close enough and I would change it. Also, the service person should look over the underside and see any oil leaks, etc.
Jayco-noslide 11/10/14 02:17pm Towing
RE: driving a motorhome in cold weather

Last winter we had to drive on snow/ice packed interstate for a couple of hours with our 30 ft. Class C towing a car. It handled OK with no problems but it is very stressful and I would avoid this situation if at all possible.
Jayco-noslide 11/04/14 09:04am General RVing Issues
RE: New Guy, Basic Questions on Full Time Cost

It could be cheaper but only if you are going to have the RV anyway and look for ways to reduce rent and fuel costs, such as staying put and using public and low cost campgrounds. Many forget or ignore the long term costs of depreciation of the RV instead of appreciation of a home or neutral cost of an apartment.
Jayco-noslide 11/04/14 09:01am Full-time RVing
RE: Do you find awning useful?

An interesting question that I have thought about. The quick answer is going to be, "of course I want an awning" to shelter from sun and rain. However, the problem is that some of the times I would most want an awning (raining) it often isn't safe to have it up because of storms or wind gust which will damage it or tear it off. I don't even think about leaving it up when we leave or during the night so this makes it a lot less useful and more inconvenient than one might think.
Jayco-noslide 11/04/14 08:57am Beginning RVing
RE: towing

The manual for the motorhome should specify how much you can tow so just check that and determine the weight of the toad. I would pay attention to what is says and not exceed the recommended wt.
Jayco-noslide 11/04/14 08:53am Dinghy Towing
RE: How much are you driving your Toad?

Used to have a 5th wheel so had a truck to drive around. Now we have a MH and tow a Chevy Sonic. Way better to drive around than the truck and double the MPG. this winter we will be snowbirds for 2 months and will probably drive the sonic around 2,000 miles.
Jayco-noslide 10/29/14 05:54pm Full-time RVing
RE: 5vr vs Bumper pull what are the differences

Hook-up and un-hook; much easier and cleaner with the 5th wheel in my opinion. No bars to store. nothing greasy to handle.
Jayco-noslide 10/29/14 05:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Great smoky mountain

I think it might be a great, less busy time to visit GSMNP. It might be on the tail end of the leaves or they might be gone at higher elevations and it could be anywhere from nice and warm to light snow again at higher elevations.
Jayco-noslide 10/24/14 09:13am Roads and Routes
RE: Boondocking and Water?

I do travel with water in the tank; however, water does weigh 8lbs/gal. and important factor if you are already near weight capacity.
Jayco-noslide 10/24/14 09:08am Beginning RVing
RE: Itasca Spirit

We have a 2003 30 ft. Class C Itasca with 2 slides. After 1 year we feel it is good quality but some "normal" repairs. We just visited the Winnebago factory in Iowa and learned that Winnebago bought Itasca many years ago and it is sort of a step up but mainly because they all have flex steel furniture. I would buy Itasca with no reservations and feel it is on par with Winnebago. Ours has 30,000 miles is on the Ford 450 chassis and gets 7-11 MPG. We paid $23,000 so yours sounds like a good buy if in good shape.
Jayco-noslide 10/23/14 06:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Chicago to Kansas City Expressway

Must be talking about the road labeled something like CKC. It runs through our area. It really isn't a road by itself but follows other routes from Chicago to KC. Some of it is 4-lane non-interstate but I'm not sure all of it is. The parts I am familiar with through Illinois and on west is a road I would travel.
Jayco-noslide 10/23/14 06:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: What exactly does Road Assistance Pay for

Besides towing, it does pay for a service call. We had a blow-out and mechanics were sent out to change the tire. It only cost me for the new tire.
Jayco-noslide 10/23/14 06:05pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
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