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RE: Buying a used RV

I believe that for RV's as well as cars, used is the way to go because of depreciation. You really don't give up much and the premium for new is too high just to get a warranty. Dealers will try to get you to believe that a new one is the about the same price. However, the posted price on a used one will be way higher than they will take, especially without a trade-in. That is, if you compare a used one with a nearly identical new one. Take for example a Toyota Camry. If the true price on a new one is $20000, no one would buy a 2 year old one for same price. They might ask $19500 but actually sell for $15500. Same with RV's. I would just make a real low offer and you might be surprised.
Jayco-noslide 10/18/17 09:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Decisions decisions

We've had about everything except a Class A MH. Our current RV is a 30 ft. 2003 Itasca Class C with 2 slides and we tow a Chevy Sonic. All RV's have many pluses and minuses but my choice would be a "small" motor home towing a very small car, all 4 wheels on the ground. Reasons: easier to back than any trailer, onboard generator with push of a button, having the high MPG vehicle to travel around in. I'd prefer about 27 ft. or even smaller but 30 or 31 is OK. I don't want bigger and much smaller and you start giving up a lot. Liked our 25 ft. 5th wheel but had to drive the truck all the time as felt couldn't afford an expensive truck plus another vehicle. Still prefer the MH.
Jayco-noslide 10/17/17 01:58pm Beginning RVing
RE: Montana to Michigan via US2

I'm surprised. I don't recall that many large trucks. May be depends on harvest season or something.
Jayco-noslide 10/17/17 01:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: Disposal of small propane canister question.

Guess I never thought about recyling them but I will now.
Jayco-noslide 10/17/17 01:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Montana to Michigan via US2

We have taken US 2 many times from west central Illinois getting on 2 somewhere in Minnesota to Glacier NP and it might be our favorite way to go. We do tend to avoid interstates. We've done it from Duluth to Glacier. Since we drive only about 58 even on interstate 2 doesn't seem all that slow. Once you get very far west, not that many towns. There are no major grades until you get to Glacier. Don't expect it to be too scenic. We like to stop at the USACE campground at Ft. Peck, Montana.
Jayco-noslide 10/16/17 09:16am Roads and Routes
RE: Disposal of small propane canister question.

I use these small tanks also but I've wondered about them as they must be one of the worst items to put in a landfill. They'll never decompose. Can't they come up with a safe way of reusing them? A terrible waste?
Jayco-noslide 10/16/17 09:06am General RVing Issues

My son has one and he'll tell you it's just great but, for the life of me, I can't figure out why I need this extra piece of equipment to haul, take up space and mess with dumping. I pull up to the dump, hook up the hose, pull the valves and it whooshes out in about 1 minute. Never any problems. Although, I do have to admit that we seldom put solids in the stool and that prevents lots of problems.
Jayco-noslide 10/11/17 05:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Which is the right move in a split second decision?

Question is, why is it swaying? Shouldn't be if it's the right hitch, it's set up properly and you don't drive too fast or try to change direction too fast.
Jayco-noslide 10/11/17 05:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Concerns for too few miles?

Many RVers stay close to home and don't even take the RV when they do a long trip. I would just get a trusted RV person to go over it.
Jayco-noslide 10/10/17 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which to own- a New Mid level 5er or a older High line 5er

I wonder if there really is a big quality difference between an expensive, high end one and a mid price one. Or if a lot of it is fairly superficial options, etc. There may be a difference but I think it's hard to know since I've heard horror stories from plenty of owners of high end stuff. Perhaps condition and features are more important?
Jayco-noslide 10/09/17 05:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 6 vs 8 speed

8 speed seems like overkill. The important thing is to have enough towing capacity, power etc. My old 30 ft. clall C has the V-10 and only an old fashioned 4 speed. I wish it had 5 or 6 but really it does a pretty good job.
Jayco-noslide 10/06/17 09:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Winterizing idea

I just start using the water, anti-freeze and all as soon as we get warm enough. BUT, we don't drink from the RV faucets any time. Just shower and stool. After the anti-freeze is mostly gone I add about half cup of bleach and use it also. So I never really flush it out until the first dump.
Jayco-noslide 10/06/17 09:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Grand Tetons -- Late Fall.

There's a great Nat'l Forrest campground east of GT but it closes sometime in Oct. and probably more early that late. Late Oct. would just be too cold for me but we've been there in late Sept./early Oct. What about Gros Ventre campground? Look it up. Or a private one in Jackson?
Jayco-noslide 10/06/17 09:25am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: How much clearance

I tow a Chevy Sonic behind and it requires a 4 in. drop to be level. Big problem with dragging the hitch.
Jayco-noslide 10/06/17 09:19am Towing
RE: Tenn Corp camp grounds

It's getting to be pretty much everywhere that they don't want you to bring in firewood so I just assume I won't. Sometimes I do carry some that I was approved in another campground but technically may not be allowed either. Personally, I think this rule is probably just a token gesture and won't solve any problems but I'll do what I can to help. If everyone had followed the rule 100% from beginning it might have worked but that's not going to happen
Jayco-noslide 10/06/17 09:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Battery switches by door to use or not .

Plugging in at home isn't real convenient for me so I turn off the motor home coach batteries to prevent discharge. Then once a month or so I do plug in to make sure I'm charged, especially in winter. No problems.
Jayco-noslide 10/06/17 09:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What the RV Industry needs and how it works.

If cars, trucks, suv's, etc. were made with the quality and durability of RV's we wouldn't buy them. It took the success of the Japanese small car to jolt Detroit out of the doldrums. Maybe would work for Rv industry?? I'd have to say our 2003 Itaska 30 ft. class C has been pretty good relatively speaking but still many, many expensive repairs. The Ford part has been great.
Jayco-noslide 10/06/17 09:06am Travel Trailers
Ford Fiesta ST; flat towing?

I don't have a Fiesta ST right now but would kind of like to but whatever I have (currently a Chevy Sonic) must be flat towable behind our motor home. Do any of you tow the ST model. Looks to me like it is forbidden in the towing guide but other sources suggest any manual trans is flat towable in neutral. I can't find it addressed at all in the vehicle manual and not even in the "ST supplement" to the manual.
Jayco-noslide 10/03/17 02:17pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Service Plan is worthless and not worth the money.

It's just best to avoid all service plans and extended warranties on all products. They might "pay off" short term but over a lifetime you won't go wrong (financially) by skipping them and putting that money in an account for repairs. They play upon our fears of getting zapped with a huge repair bill which does and probably will happen with a motor home. My feeling; if I can't afford the repair, I can't afford the product.
Jayco-noslide 10/02/17 09:50am Good Sam Extended Service Plan
RE: Rain X. Sp

No but I did use Zep wet look floor polish on my 2002, 0xidized Class C and it proved to be the only product out of 5 or 6 that actually put on a nice shine. However, it took a thorough cleaning and many coats. Nothing else made any difference at all.
Jayco-noslide 09/26/17 06:27pm General RVing Issues
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