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RE: How much will a big fifth wheel limit us?

What got my attention is when you said you wanted to be out in the boonies a lot in Nat'l Forests, etc. My opinion is that you should limit your trailer length; possibly to 30 ft preferably less and even that can be too long for some campgrounds with sharp curves and short sites. You can get along with much larger but with a lot more planning and making sure you know what you will be getting into in a campground before you head down a gravel road to a remote campground.
Jayco-noslide 08/12/14 02:01pm Full-time RVing
RE: Is this fair?

I just think it would be too complicated to have a bunch of different rates for different levels of usage. Some MH people use the bathrooms and shower, some don't, etc.
Jayco-noslide 08/11/14 06:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Adding Levelers?

Most of you didn't mention cost. I really need to know that before I even think about it.
Jayco-noslide 08/11/14 06:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: I guess 80 mph is the new 65 mph

I'm convinced that the risk of accident/death goes up with speed so I do not just "go with the traffic". I stick to about 58 with our MH and 60-63 with just the car where I feel comfortable and don't worry about the passers. So far in 40 years I haven't been rearended and I don't care if I'm slowing someone down. A bonus is that MPG is much better.
Jayco-noslide 08/11/14 08:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Choosing a rv

Just a tip on terminology. "RV" really means about anything used for camping/travel and includes trailers. A motorhome is one type of RV.
Jayco-noslide 08/11/14 08:53am Beginning RVing

Never had an experience quite that bad. I would get out; the sooner the better. Although I have nothing personal against the people I really don't care for RV parks with permanent residents. Well, I guess that's not quite true. Depends on the people and the park.
Jayco-noslide 08/11/14 08:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Adding Levelers?

We have a 2003 Itasca 30 ft. Class C without levelers. Would like to hear from those of you with similiar motorhomes who have had after market levelers installed. Cost? Satisfaction? I understand there are hydralic and electric, manual and automatic? Seems to me manual would be fine?
Jayco-noslide 08/11/14 08:46am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Depressing Depreciation

When you are comparing prices of new vs. used don't forget that you don't really know what the vehicle will cost you unless you know the cash price without a trade. A trade in always muddies the picture because they will inflate the price and make it look like you are getting more than you really are for the trade. Used vehicles really can't cost almost as much as new very long because the used ones would just sit indefinitely.
Jayco-noslide 08/11/14 08:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hello! and a couple questions.

Sorry for your situation. RVing just is not cheap so not a good way to go if you are really poor. Besides the motor, drive train, etc, in an RV you've got all the RV stuff; refrig, furnace, etc. My advice would be try to land permanently somewhere, live cheap and find 1 or more jobs to try to get out of the hole and save the RVing for better days.
Jayco-noslide 08/05/14 06:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: extended warranty

I don't know but it has to be really high so that the company providing it will stay in business. Better to just take the premium and put it in a savings and pay yourself.
Jayco-noslide 08/04/14 01:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Depressing Depreciation

I understand that some RVers don't want to even think about depreciation and don't care. Personally, I just want to know what RVing is costing me including depreciation. That's important information if I am considering whether or not to keep on or switch to car travel, motels, etc. I just don't want to RV thinking I'm saving and find out that's a big delusion. I guess, really, about all of our decisions are mostly financial decisions.
Jayco-noslide 08/04/14 01:33pm Tow Vehicles
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
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