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RE: Ceramic heater

Check out the Vornado. It's lite weight,and provides a constant warm, even breeze with a thermostat. The fan runs all of the time at different speeds to prevent swings from cold to hot. Nothing special at all about ceramic.
Jayco-noslide 08/24/16 01:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Letting truck idle

Sounds like the oldtimers letting them idle for long periods need to join the modern diesel world.
Jayco-noslide 08/24/16 01:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Whoa, how much to wash my rig again...???

Well, I'm tight and wouldn't pay more that $20 or so because I can do it myself at the truck wash for $6 to $10. No, it's far from perfect but a motor home is just too big to go getting all compulsive about the appearance, especially when a few wet miles can quickly undo it.
Jayco-noslide 08/22/16 06:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Letting truck idle

Sounds to me like an old outdated practice that used to be common with semis I guess because they were hard to start or something. I seriously doubt if it's necessary with very recent diesels. It wastes fuel, is noisy and might be illegal. Sort of like my older brother who insisted on "warming up" his car for 10 min. or more. I don't think he ever did accept that this is totally unneeded now.
Jayco-noslide 08/22/16 06:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dinghy brakes or not?

After reading most of these posts I'm still not sure if I will get aux. brakes for my Sonic or not. It seems to me it's like a lot of things in life; do you get everything you can to be "safe" and consider the costs necessary or irrelevant or do you choose to gamble a little and save over $1000 and some extra bother in this case. If being brakeless were absolutely illegal everywhere and if I personally felt braking were obviously inadequate, I would be getting brakes tomorrow. But neither of those conditions is true so it seems mainly the idea that I might get sued or ticketed so I will probably remain brakeless for now.
Jayco-noslide 08/22/16 06:03pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Why do you prefer your rig?

Nice topic. In 40+ years we've had 3 pop-ups, 1 hybrid trailer, a small 5th wheel (no slides) and now a 30 ft. motor home with 2 slides towing a Chevy Sonic. I'm a firm believer that every RV type has its pluses and minuses. Pop-ups are great for a limited budget and to get into RVing. Trailers may offer the biggest bang for the buck. We loved the 5th wheel for 10 years but the half-ton we pulled it with was our only vehicle. We do like our 30 ft. Class C the best because of the amenities (great shower, bedroom, generator, easier to back into sites and we have the great little Chevy (30+ MPG) to drive around. I've never wanted a big unit and the 30 footer is a little big for some situations but a 26 ft. MH would have most of the amenities. Motor Homes tend to cost more; however, we bought this 2003 for less than the cost of a new trailer. No experience with a truck camper but I can see pluses.
Jayco-noslide 08/17/16 09:15am General RVing Issues
RE: RV newbie looking for guidance...

Significant difference in size but I guess you've factored that into the decision?
Jayco-noslide 08/17/16 09:04am Travel Trailers
Dinghy brakes or not?

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Jayco-noslide 08/17/16 09:02am Class C Motorhomes
Dinghy brakes or not?

I'm hesitant about this topic because I will probably get lectured but I'm wondering how many of you flat tow with no supplemental brakes? My situation is a 30 ft motor home towing a 2700 lb. Chevy Sonic. I think I'm legal if under 3000 lbs. To me it seems to stop as well or better than my former rig of a 25 ft. 5th wheel towed by a half-ton truck, with the trailer having brakes. I know that every inch less that 1 can stop is important but, let's face it, stopping distance is going to be longer with any RV set-up brakes or not. I'm brakeless mainly I guess because of cost but also inconvenience of another thing to mess with. Just wondering if I am a group of 1 or many?
Jayco-noslide 08/17/16 09:02am Dinghy Towing
RE: New to this. Best weather in winter??? Help?

If you want to stay in 1 spot quite awhile, the southwest has some inexpensive private campgrounds for $300/ mo. or less. Not so much in Fl. If you don't like humidity you've got to get way south and west, mostly west. Don't forget Calif. Nice state parks. Also, consider desert areas.
Jayco-noslide 08/17/16 08:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New to this. Best weather in winter??? Help?

We snowbird every winter and think that, compared to Fl., the Southwest offers- lower prices, less crowds, less need for reservations plus warm, non-humid weather. We like state parks and other public campgrounds. We go to Fl. more because there's family there and have learned to adapt but getting sites in coastal and southern Fl. is very difficult even if you reserve. Central and northern Fl. is better and has some great state parks. The northern Gulf Coast is good but don't expect every day to feel like summer at all. Same for northern Fl. State parks are running in the low $20 to low $30 range.
Jayco-noslide 08/15/16 06:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help with Class C

If you want the specific length be sure and take a tape measure. Only way to be sure. We have a 30 footer with 2 slides. At less than about 28 ft. you usually have to give up something; a walk-around bed, a dinette or a couch. Good luck.
Jayco-noslide 07/27/16 06:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sloppy steering

Our 2003 Itasca Class C has "sloppy, loose steering" also. Not saying there isn't something to be done but part of it is that the steering is just mechanically not the same as modern cars but more like trucks used to be. I guess I've adapted but it does have to be "driven" not just one hand resting on the wheel.
Jayco-noslide 07/20/16 03:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing 35+ footer

I'm always coming out against long trailers but for just too many reasons to go into. We had a 25 ft. 5th wheel and once traveled with friends with a 35 ft. 5th wheel and that experience reinforced my opinion but they wouldn't agree. I think about 30 ft. is a good length but even that can be too long in some campgrounds.
Jayco-noslide 07/20/16 03:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: MH or TT

There's no right or wrong answer. We've had 3 pop-ups, 1 hybrid trailer pulled behind a van, a small 5th wheel towed with a half-ton truck and now a 50 ft. Class C towing a small car. Overall I think the MH has lots of advantages. On board generator, and easier to back into a site. I like having the little Chevy Sonic to drive around (ave. 30 MPG) instead of the truck(ave 14 MPG) which was all we had.
Jayco-noslide 07/20/16 03:00pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Reasonable Prep Fees?

If you want it, I would say, "I'll take it without the prep fees". Of course they have a right to ask whatever they want so you have to decide what it is worth to you. Really doesn't matter whether they add on "prep fees" or just add that much to the asking price. Dealers never really expect to get the full stated price.
Jayco-noslide 07/20/16 02:53pm Beginning RVing
RE: sleeping with generator on

I don't think I would and never have. It's usually not an issue for us because most parks don't allow them after 8 PM or so. Right or wrong, I guess I would worry about the exhaust or overheating. I might run it and the AC for a half hour or so on a really hot night with me awake.
Jayco-noslide 07/13/16 06:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extended warranty won't pay for repair

You've already purchased and paid for an ext. warranty so I won't try to change your mind but for others considering one, this is just one of many many reasons why I never get an extended warranty. I don't think your situation is unusual. Better to keep that money and put it in a savings account to pay for repairs.
Jayco-noslide 07/13/16 06:23pm Good Sam Extended Service Plan
RE: Current events having second thoughts

My feeling is that violence is pretty random and unpredictable and always has been. For example, I could stay home and get shot in the Walmart parking lot or even more likely have a crash on the corner near my house. Also, make a list of 50 bad things likely to happen to you and you would find that being injured or killed by terrorists or in a riot while RVing would be way way low on the list below illness, flood, auto accident, etc. Of course I would avoid areas where demonstrations, etc. are planned.
Jayco-noslide 07/11/16 02:36pm Family Camping
Honda Fit as TOAD?

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Jayco-noslide 07/08/16 10:12am Towing
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