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RE: any regrets with a longer TT?

I don't mean any offense to you personally but I just don't get the desire to have bigger which seems pretty common in the RV world. We have a 30 ft. MH and that's only because we couldn't find a 27 footer that has all the features (not size) that we wanted. I'm sure you can adapt to bigger if that's what you really want and need but I don't think there's any question that as size increases so do problems with finding sites, maneuvering around gas stations, etc. When we had a 26 ft. 5th wheel, we traveled with friends who had a 36 footer and the increase in problems was obvious. Sometimes our 30 footer is too big for some of the places we would like to take it; national forest campgrounds for example.
Jayco-noslide 04/11/14 09:26am Travel Trailers
RE: "Old fashioned State Parks?

Full hook-up's isn't necessarily the issue. We really don't expect FHU at state parks. We want elec. at the site and water would be nice but not a requirement and sewer is not expected. More important issues are the interior roads (to accomodate a mid-sized MH), level sites with a firm surface and bathrooms cleaned daily. As for, what does this have to do with seniors? Not much except that as many RV'ers age they progress from a tent, etc. and wanting a few more comforts and ammenities. Youth will tolerate more and may be less likely to complain? I agree that Michigan is especially lacking and offers poor value for the non-resident with Wisconsin being close behind. I expect to pay around $30(including entrance fee) only if the campground is 1st class.
Jayco-noslide 04/11/14 09:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
"Old fashioned State Parks?

RVing last summer throughout Mich. and this winter throughout the Gulf Coast area then Tx,. NM, Az and MO. we had a chance to stay in a lot of state parks which we generally prefer. I'm really noticing the difference between older campgrounds(small sites, only elec. and poorly kept bathrooms) and some of the more recently remodeled ones. Some of the older ones seem "old fashioned" and remind of camping many years ago and sometimes the staff mentality seems old fashioned also. Unclean bathroom seem almost expected, while the better ones are cleaned daily. Not sure of my point except that these older ones need to upgrade in order to attract us seniors with RV's.
Jayco-noslide 04/09/14 01:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Two adults comfortable in the over cab bed?

We just bought a used Class C, 30 footer with a bedroom slide so the bed is crosswise and it's great. We would not be comfortable in an over the cab bed because we are seniors, I get up a lot during the night and we would not go for climbing into and out of bed, not to mention the small space between bed and ceiling. Our bed is just like a regular bed in all respects. 30 yrs ago the over the cab would have been OK, sort of I guess.
Jayco-noslide 04/09/14 01:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Who installs hitch? Car or RV dealership?

I would avoid places that do not specialize in installing RV hitches.
Jayco-noslide 04/09/14 01:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thumbs down on new directory

I appreciate the response from Good Sam and I understand that public campgrounds are listed free but it still doesn't change the fact that the Trailer Life Directory was of great usefulness to me and the new one is far less useful. I admit that we prefer public campgrounds for a variety of reasons yet we do use Good Sam parks and have used several on this present 2 month trip. I still need a directory that lists all campgrounds nationwide and the old Trailer Life did that.
Jayco-noslide 04/01/14 09:45pm Good Sam Club
RE: What, No bathroom

To Good Sam network, it was Greers Pine Shadow RV park.
Jayco-noslide 04/01/14 09:33pm Good Sam Club
Thumbs down on new directory

I've used the Trailer Life Directory for years but am not happy with the new combined one. The problem is that it only mentions public campgrounds but gives no details about amenities. Therefore one cannot tell about hook-ups or much of anything else. I understand that this is Good Sam promoting their campgrounds but if that's the case might as well just make it a Good Sam directory with no pretense of fully informing us of all options. It's really not a "campground directory" it is a "Good Sam campground directory". I wish there was an alternative but haven't found one yet.
Jayco-noslide 03/31/14 10:16pm Good Sam Club
What, No bathroom

Just wondering if any of you have signed in to a campground all set up to find there is no bathroom or shower? None! We just found 1, a Good Sam park in Flagstaff, Az. And no mention of it until I asked. I'm not sure, if, in 40 years of camping we have ever found this nor would I expect to. I know some of you don't care but we prefer to not put solids into our waste tank so that we never worry about plugging up or only dumping when full so it does matter to us. There were also some other problems so I would recommend that Good Sam not be endorsing this campground and I have informed them of the name.
Jayco-noslide 03/31/14 10:08pm Good Sam Club
RE: What Vehicles can be Towed 4 Down

I think you have to research it carefully. there is a website which will tell you but I don't recall the name. We tow a 2012 Chevy Sonic with auto trans and it clearly covers it right in the manual under "towing behind a motor home". I would want confirmation from the manufacturer of the vehicle you plan to tow even if another source says its OK.
Jayco-noslide 03/29/14 09:47pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Yellowstone for newbies

Just a couple of thoughts. Early June is early for high altitude and most of YNP is 7000 ft. or so; take warm clothes. It is also larger than the 2 smallest states so I would recommend camping at a campground in each area (no hook-ups in park except Fishing bridge) rather than 1 place. Since parking areas get crowded, traveling around with a car is best.
Jayco-noslide 02/16/14 07:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mississippi Gulf Coast Parks ?

We are currently at Gulf SP in Gulf Shores, Al. a huge favorite with people. Because every site is full hook-up, paved, large and level. All the amenities of a private resort RV park. Long term is allowed with monthly rates. Problem is getting in. You would need to start working on reservations now.
Jayco-noslide 02/16/14 07:10pm Snowbirds
RE: A request to all cell phone users (my rant for the day)

It's not about cell phones. It's all about having basic manners and consideration of those around you. Some don't and never will.
Jayco-noslide 02/16/14 07:05pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Full time as a both a necessity and a lifestyle choice

Not sure I would recommend it. Possibly you could live cheaper, sort of. However, 1st off, a nice RV is expensive, they use lots of fuel and camping fees can equal renting a nice apartment. Then, the RV depreciates rapidly and eventually has to be replaced so the long range cost are high. Also, your plans on how to secure an income sound uncertain.
Jayco-noslide 02/03/14 07:36pm Full-time RVing
RE: Gulf State Park

A great state park campground. All sites are level and with full hook-ups. It has tennis courts, and activity center, large Laundromat, etc. The problem is getting in during winter. There's usually a long waiting list for reservations. Sometimes you can get a site by just driving in but I wouldn't count on it.
Jayco-noslide 02/03/14 07:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ,

I don't have a magic solution. Maybe try it on several short trips and work up to bigger ones. Take it really slow and don't worry about who's behind. But, then if you are really uncomfortable, maybe a big MH isn't for you. I have a friend who quit after 2 blow-outs.
Jayco-noslide 02/03/14 07:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Have you ever done this?

Did exactly that. Eventually it came out when dumping but may have been lucky.
Jayco-noslide 01/27/14 01:55pm Beginning RVing
RE: Class C info for Newbies

We just switched form small 5er to a 30 ft., 2003 Itasca Spirit Class C. We looked a lot and most were too big (we hoped to stay around 25-27 ft.) or too small, too expensive, or didn't have the features that we really wanted. Finding clean ones in good shape is hard if you are trying to stay old and inexpensive. We paid $23,000 and it only has 22,000 miles. Too soon to say if it will be a good purchase or not.
Jayco-noslide 01/27/14 01:53pm Class C Motorhomes
Leaving in Winter?

Most winters when we head South from central Illinois in late Jan. We can catch a day when it might be above freezing so that we can hook up the car and load the MH without freezing ourselves or the stuff in the MH overnight. Also, so we can camp without freezing the 1st night or 2 headed south. This year is different. We could load the MH and leave the furnace on overnight but hate to do that if it is below 15 or 20. Do most of you just go ahead and tough out the bone chilling temps and leave anyway or do you try to wait for a window of normal weather?
Jayco-noslide 01/23/14 01:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How to find RV parks

Although 1 of the big campground directories is a must and not expensive, we often start with the Atlas and locate state parks along the route, then check to make sure they have a campground by looking up the info in the directory. State and other public campgrounds are our 1st priority with private ones coming 2nd.
Jayco-noslide 01/23/14 01:26pm Beginning RVing
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