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RE: Health issues on the road

I'm 74 have an artificial heart valve and pacemaker and I share your concerns about illness on the road but I'm really pretty fit and active. Before I got the heart valve my cardiologist really didn't like our remote locations. I guess my biggest worry is getting real ill or dying on the road and leaving my wife to cope. However, I don't like the alternative; that is, selling the motor home and just staying home. Old age will force that eventually but worry will not. Really, medical help is never too far away with a cell phone so we're not staying home at this point.
Jayco-noslide 06/26/17 09:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Opinion on Blue Ox tow bars and Jeep setup

Had to use a 4 in. drop hitch on our Class C to tow a Chevy Sonic. It's really a problem because I drag easily but I guess I have no choice because the hitch has to be real close to level or other bad things could happen. In my non-professional opinion I would not use a drop hitch if only 1/4 in. off level. Or at least I would hook up and re=check how off level it is. However, you should probably listen to the pros. Also, your Class A probably starts out a lot higher than my Class C so probably wouldn't drag with a 2 in. drop?
Jayco-noslide 06/26/17 09:15am Dinghy Towing
RE: Does anyone drain the HOT water heater . . . .

All these clever remarks about hot/cold water heater, etc. so enrich my RV experience. How could we be so stupid to refer to it as a "hot water heater".
Jayco-noslide 06/26/17 09:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Do you sleep in your rig at home?

The short queen bed is fine but the circuit I plug into won't support the AC. Also, have to worry about dumping the waste tanks.
Jayco-noslide 06/22/17 05:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hwy 2 from west Glacier to St. Mary koa campground

No problem. Just twists and turns.
Jayco-noslide 06/21/17 01:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: Does anyone drain the HOT water heater . . . .

I drain mine every time we are through using it for awhile. I agree with the serviceman. It's really easy, doesn't cost anything and I haven't had to replace any hot water heaters on any of our many RV's through the years.
Jayco-noslide 06/21/17 01:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Zep polish?

Very satisfied with the Zep wet look floor polish. It's the 1st thing I've tried that has put any shine whatsoever on the old fiberglass. Just apply with sponge and no rubbing off. The rubbing comes with the prep.
Jayco-noslide 06/21/17 01:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Price to pay vs. NADA

If you are looking at the full resale price in the book and not the trade-in value that is usually high. What the dealer would price it at hoping a non-negotiating sucker would come along and pay full sticker price. If I'm the seller I'm happy to get somewhere between trade value and full resale. But all those are just guidelines to go buy. Really it's worth what a buyer will pay.
Jayco-noslide 06/10/17 02:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Illinois/Wisconsin or Indiana/Michigan - UP Trip

Live in west central Il. and once we get north of Chicago we take the 2-lane closest to the Lake and forget the interstate. Much more interesting.
Jayco-noslide 06/10/17 02:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: Buying our first 5th wheel - first rv of any kind - eek!

We are on our 6th RV in over 40 years and everyone stressed us out a bit. Always wondered if we could really afford it (no 1 can because they depreciate so much), how it would be to drive or tow it, how much trouble we would have, etc. Have gone from 3 pop-ups to a hybrid trailer to a 5th wheel(same size as yours) and now a 30 ft. motor home. Haven't regretted any of them a bit.
Jayco-noslide 06/10/17 02:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Swelling/bubbles on side

I don't see how we didn't notice the delam when we bought ours but we did not. Will never buy another with any sign of it.
Jayco-noslide 06/10/17 02:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Zep polish?

I'm the original poster and am working on polishing mine; about 1/4 done. It's turning out pretty well and improving the looks. It's hard to tell which is helping the most. The prep cleaning with Awesome and rubbing(hard) or applying the polish with a sponge(easy). No doubt takes both. The polish applies a shine but does no cleaning.
Jayco-noslide 06/10/17 02:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing a car

Towing the car 4 wheels down seems better than using a dolly; however, the vehicles with auto trans that you can do this to is shrinking so research carefully. My son and I both tow behind a MH and feel that it is a bit stressful but you learn and get used to it. Not being able to back up requires focus and planing ahead. You start and brake slower and downshift more pulling grades. I don't know how people can say "you won't even know its back there" when you are adding from 2500 to 4000 lbs. of weight. Maybe with a big diesel but with my Ford V-10 I know it's there. My Chevy Sonic is a lite 2700 lbs. and I know its there for sure. It's an unavoidable part of MH traveling.
Jayco-noslide 06/08/17 08:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Swelling/bubbles on side

We have a 2003 motor home with delamination near a corner. Sent away for a $140 repair kit. Hope it works because it has to be fixed and a pro would cost thousands. The entire outer layer of fiber glass will start coming off eventually if not repaired to keep moisture out. I really hope you don't have delam.
Jayco-noslide 06/08/17 08:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Staying Outside Yellowstone?

We like staying in the Park but no hook-ups except Fishing Bridge. There are a number of national forest campgrounds between Cody and the Park which I would like but probably no hook-ups. Yes it would still be worth going because it is such a fabulous place. Unbeatable for wildlife viewing. Also 2 RV parks in Gardiner and a couple of really big ones in Grand Teton NP which don 't fill up. A great Park in itself and not so far from YNP. Good Luck.
Jayco-noslide 06/06/17 03:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Parks Near Nashville TN.

A great USACE campground about 20 mi. east. 7 points. Not full hook-up but elec and maybe water, not sure.
Jayco-noslide 06/06/17 03:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Zep polish?

How many of you have tried Zep wet look floor polish to shine up your older RV? There are many videos about it on the internet. I've tried many products on our 2003 class C which has probably set outside it's whole life and none so far have made any difference in the looks. Of course I know nothing will put back bright color but hopefully at least a nice shine. I've just started with the Zep and am encouraged so far but too early for a celebration. It's expensive and takes multiple coats and I think preliminary cleaning must be real important.
Jayco-noslide 06/06/17 03:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Shift! **** You Shift!

When a trans has 6 speeds it's not going to take much pull to downshift from 6 to 5 because you probably are running at low RPM's in 6th; hence, not much torque. You may have more weight than you would think. If you can lock the trans in 5th, that would do it.You should try to reduce the wear that comes from constant shifting. also, 5 liters is only around 300 cubic inches; not all that powerful.
Jayco-noslide 05/30/17 06:16pm Tow Vehicles
Obbessive Compulsive Dumpers?

This isn't a big deal and no offense meant but more amusing I guess. Like I sometimes notice do you ever get behind someone at the dump station that seems a bit compulsive. They seem to have all sorts of "accessories" to clean or something and take a long time fooling around with the process. A relative has this thing called a "macerator" which he things is wonderful but I can't, for the life of me, understand why I would need one. I pull up, whip out the sewer hose, fasten and pull the handle. Takes about 4 minutes.
Jayco-noslide 05/23/17 02:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sewer Hose Cleaning and Storing

I don't think much about it. Run some plain water through it at the final camp site and that's it. Even if I couldn't run water through it I wouldn't give it a thought. However, we do try to avoid putting solids down our stool which helps not to worry about it.
Jayco-noslide 05/23/17 02:41pm Beginning RVing
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