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RE: Upgrading to expandable travel trailer from pop up

We upgraded from a pop-up to a hybrid and then a small 5th wheel. If I were doing it over I would skip the hybrid and go right to a full trailer if you don't have a truck for a 5th wheel. Why? There is still set up/take-down with a hybrid, still canvas covering you and in our case a wet bath. If money is an issue you could probably get a regular trailer used for less than a new hybrid.
Jayco-noslide 04/30/16 01:40pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: RV size

To me a 40 footer is about 10 ft. too big anywhere except carefully researched and pre-selected campsites and roads. I think your concern is warranted but honestly haven't been to Alaska.
Jayco-noslide 04/30/16 01:34pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: antifreeze in fresh water tank

I would drain and refill and drain several times. Personally, we never drink out of our fresh water tank( has a slight plastic taste")anyway but use it for toilet, showers, dishes, and fill a 3 gal. container for drinking. Then our drinking water is always fresh.
Jayco-noslide 04/30/16 01:30pm Beginning RVing
RE: When is the best time to buy a used class C RV

I'm not much for trying to time the purchase. People can sell anytime for all kinds of reasons. It would seem like late fall might be good however snowbirds may be looking to buy. The whole process of finding a good used RV involves a lot of luck and informed sometimes lengthy searching. I would go ahead and look when I want one. personally I would look at Winebago and Itasca (made by Winebago). Good a quality as any and it narrows down the field. Old, longstanding company with good factory support.
Jayco-noslide 04/29/16 02:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Holiday weekend camping

We try hard to avoid holiday camping. Not only the filling up but it's often more of a party, noisey group; not really "campers".
Jayco-noslide 04/29/16 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow dolly

I tow flat and my son uses a dolly. I definitely prefer flat and I think my son would go flat if doing it again. Besides the other drawbacks, he's had problems with the straps for the wheels, coming loose, etc. Also, he says you can't back up with either. No problems with the tow bar except that you can't back up.
Jayco-noslide 04/29/16 02:03pm Dinghy Towing
RE: When does the fear stop?

I'm going to divurge just a little and address driving speed. I seldom drive our MH over 58; that's just my personal choice for a number of reasons. This is perfectly legal even if the speed limit is 75. I also feel that it is within my rights even if there is impatient traffic behind me. I often hear that one has to "keep up with the traffic flow". Nonsense. I don't and have not been rear ended in 40 years of driving RV's under 60 and only got the finger or flashing headlights from other motorists 2 or 3 times. Creating a hazard? Maybe but that's not my responsibility as long as I'm legal. Many other driving practices create much bigger hazards. So, drive at your comfort level.
Jayco-noslide 04/29/16 01:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: When does the fear stop?

Since you seem confident and comfortable with driving a larger vehicle including your MH I'm not seeing the source of your fear. The difference between 50 mph and 60 doesn't seem to be that big. I have a 30 ft. MH and my fear is the fact that one cannot back up towing flat but it's a manageable fear. Actually I never drive over 58 mph so maybe it would help you to just not try to go 60. Even 55 is OK and legal.My son is stressed driving his 35 footer and plans to downsize. Some fear is normal and healthy. After all these darn things don't handle well or stop fast.
Jayco-noslide 04/28/16 06:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Using smart phone as a hot spot

OK but how do I use it as a hot spot, exactly. I have a Samsung with Android. The phone is only about 3 months old but was not the most expensive one through Cricket wireless. Do I connect my laptop to th phone or what?
Jayco-noslide 04/28/16 06:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Oil Consumption - Quick Questions

We have about the exact same RV with about the same miles and ours doesn't burn any oil that I can detect. I don't think it's terribly unusual but I would feel better if it used a half quart or less. I would have it checked for leaks look for oil spots under it and keep an eye on whether or not consumption is increasing.
Jayco-noslide 04/27/16 09:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Glacier park Montana

It's a very big Park with several campgrounds; none with hook-ups. On the west side is Apgar campground which is very large and with many but not all sites OK for your RV. Usually you can get a site if you get there around mid-day. I don't think it's reservable. On the other side is St Marys, also big and reservable and about an hour away. To get from the east to the west side, you can't go through the park with your RV but US 2 goes around the south side and is a fine road. Between those 2 are several campgrounds but you need to research them to see if your size fits and if you can reserve. Oh, lets see, another one on the west side, extremely wooded but I'm not remembering the name. Also, numerous private ones outside the Park, especially on US 2 west of the Park. Glacier is our favorite place in the entire country.
Jayco-noslide 04/27/16 09:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Brakes on towed vehicle or not?

Just wondering how many of you have supplemental braking on your toad vehicle or not. Our toad weighs about 2700 lbs. towed behind a 30 ft. Class C 450 Ford chassis so I believe brakes are not legally required. I know many of you will believe that one should still have them. I don't partly because I just don't want one more expense and piece of equipment to fool with and because I know that I'm just not going to stop real fast with an RV regardless. Also, it feel like it stops as well or better than our previous set-up; a half-ton towing a 25 ft. 5th wheel.
Jayco-noslide 04/25/16 01:45pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Nitrogen Filled Tires

Using nitrogen in the 1st place seems unnecessary and come close to being a myth or fraud. Air should work fine.
Jayco-noslide 04/25/16 01:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: How much should I look to NADA on pricing?

If I am selling or buying (car or RV) I tend to look at the NADA(or that other rating book) as a very broad estimate. I expect a private seller to get well under "retail" but over "trade in". Retail is what a dealer might price a rig for but not expect to get even close. The high retail allows them to be flexible on trade-in and to negotiate. If I'm selling and it's taking a long time I may eventually be happy to get anything over trade-in value.
Jayco-noslide 04/25/16 01:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fighting off boredom on the road

I think boredom or the lack of it is partly a matter of attitude that we have learned over many years. Not saying we never get tired of traveling but we find that getting to a destination is part of the enjoyment. We often take lesser traveled 2-lanes rather than interstates and take our time seldom covering more than 300 or so in a day. For example, used to think that going across Nebraska, Kansas, etc was the pits but getting off of I-80 or I-70 now we enjoy the great plains, the history, small towns, etc. Really 4 hrs is a pretty short journey for real RVers so maybe it's just not your thing? Been to Glacier NP many times; about 40 hrs.
Jayco-noslide 04/25/16 01:24pm RV Lifestyle
RE: I'm selling it and I can't believe the prices

Great but don't be fooled into thinking that RV's in general hold their value well because the opposite is true. I believe that the cost of an RV(depreciation) is the largest single part of the total cost of RVing.
Jayco-noslide 04/21/16 06:12pm Folding Trailers
RE: Trying to buy a motorhome

I've both bought and sold privately many items over the years and have not run into this. I think if you keep looking you may find that most sellers will cooperate better. Why wouldn't they? It is common for all of us to think our stuff is worth than it really is so people tend to overprice. buying from a dealer may not be the worst thing and maybe smoother?
Jayco-noslide 04/21/16 06:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Abbreviation help

Several times through the years I hav tried to make a case for dropping all the abbreviations because it assumes that we all know them. I doubt if it did any good. All cultures (RVers are part of a culture) tend to have a special language partly as a short cut and partly to make them selves seem a little special. That's OK except that others don't know what you are talking about.
Jayco-noslide 04/20/16 06:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blue OX Customer Service - Is this Fair ?

Seems like the consumer here might be in a tough spot. You can't prove that you didn't back up by mistake and they probably think something like that happened to explain the damage. They may even think you backed up and didn't realize it. However, I did inadvertantly let my rig with blue ox tow bar roll back once perhaps 6 in. and it did no damage at all. I agree with your upset but it just might be one of those nasty situations that can't be fixed unless Blue Ox relents and gives you more.
Jayco-noslide 04/20/16 06:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buying fuel with credit card

WHAT are you talking about??
Jayco-noslide 04/19/16 09:48am Roads and Routes
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