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RE: Choosing a brand

I wouldn't brood too much over brand and I especially don't think there's anything compelling about Forrest River. Not guaranteed quality and trouble free with any of them.
Jayco-noslide 12/05/16 05:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Turn heater on for the night or winterize?

Good question about being connected. Otherwise, you'll be running the furnace blower on battery. That would probably work for 1 night if you turn the thermostat really low. Really 25( or about 27 and below) is right at the point when I would worry about freeze up. but then it depends on how long it would be that temp. I would open the cabinet doors to get heat to the water lines. If you have shore power, an elec. portable heater might work. To answer your question, no I probably wouldn't winterize for 1 night in the upper 20's but if it could be several nights I would.
Jayco-noslide 12/05/16 05:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cost of towing

Are you sure you can, want to tow that much weight? Double check your MH manual to see what it's rated to tow. My 30 foot Class C I think is only rated for 5,000 lb. possibly it's less and you need to count cargo in the Equinox. I tow a 2700 lb. Chevy Sonic and that seems like enough to me when it comes to accelerating, hill climbing and stoping. My Blue Ox tow bar cost over $900 and the baseplate for the Sonic was; not sure, but hundreds then there's several hours labor but, yes, that seems high.
Jayco-noslide 12/02/16 01:35pm Dinghy Towing
RE: winnie vs. holiday rambler

Especially when motor homes get older, I think what service they will provide is very unpredictable regardless of make. I can tell you that my son just got rid of 2002 gas Holiday Rambler Class A and we have a Winnebago(Itasca) 2002 Class C. Although his looked to be in good condition and very nice with not too many miles from the day he bought it used, it really was constant trouble. He said, it costs me $1000 every time I take it in and that was several times per year. Our Itasca seems less troublesome, though we have spent plenty. Our issues seem more like "normal" wear than most of his. For example, just replaced the original awning fabric and dump tank valves(over $800). He had lots of leaks, etc.
Jayco-noslide 12/01/16 02:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: camper styling in america 2017

This topic and replies is a good example of why some may be reluctant to post or have quit. Much disapproval and "judgement" is woven throughout the original and many of the responses probably including my previous post. It brings out the sensitivity of people about being criticized or questioned in any way about their choices. But I see nothing wrong with the topic. It's just folks freely throwing out their thoughts and stimulating discussion.
Jayco-noslide 12/01/16 02:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What do you wish you bought sooner?

One of those coiling, see through hoses that I can just gather up and shove into the storage instead of struggling with a stiff RV hose that won't coil when cold. But, can't drink from the see through one as it's not drinking water safe.
Jayco-noslide 11/29/16 02:26pm Beginning RVing
RE: camper styling in america 2017

No, you're not the only one. I'm not so concerned about the interior being home like, but I just don't get the popularity of such big units and big and fancy go together to some extent. Wanting to truly "camp" my concern is more about being able to get into small sites in wilderness like areas; harder with big units. Also concern about fuel used, and maneuverability in parking lots, gas stations, etc. To over simplify a little I thing there are the "true campers" who want to be in the wilds and spend much time outside and there are the "RVers" who's priority is having a house with mobility to travel with. I'm in between with an old 30 ft. MH.
Jayco-noslide 11/29/16 02:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2015 Itasca Sunstar 27n

Darn that's disappointing because we have an old Itasca, we have toured the Winnebago factory and I think it's a great company. I think I would try to locate a different, good Winnebago dealer if you're not going to one now. Also, call Winnebago and possibly even take it directly to the factory in Iowa.
Jayco-noslide 11/29/16 02:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Name your rig?

Lovable money hog would fit.
Jayco-noslide 11/29/16 02:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: Need to park it for a long time (just venting).

Another view point is that I might consider putting it up for sale at a modest price. It's a lot of money to be tied up in an RV that's just setting and getting no use but still depreciating every month.But that's just me, hating to buy something I don't use whether it's a shirt or an RV. In 5 years you can buy another or even find you don't want to anymore.
Jayco-noslide 11/29/16 02:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: New purchase - Protective Asset Protection

You'll get many opinions but consider that extended warranties are an expensive poor gamble. I say "gamble" because you might come out ahead over the long life of the unit if you have lot's of trouble, expensive repairs, it's a warranty that really pays, etc. But why buy something that you need to have a lot of problems to collect. In the long run of averages you will come out ahead by just keeping that money, saving some more and pay cash for repairs. For any product. The cost of the warranty must exceed pay out for the companies to make money.
Jayco-noslide 11/29/16 02:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jumping into the RV game finally

Do you mean Class A? Those are the ones that sort of look like a bus, some with rear diesel motors. Then there are Class C's and B's. None are referred to as I.
Jayco-noslide 11/29/16 01:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camp Site Info

The "RV Parks" app. is great and free. I don't even use our Directory any more. It's basically a map that you can go over for your route and all the campgrounds pop up and give good info. such as ammenities, site length, etc. It's all we need.
Jayco-noslide 11/28/16 09:59am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Where is everybody?

I think a "thin skinned" poster could be driven away. I've noticed that if a poster asks a "private" question or gives any hint of criticism of another's post, people can get angry and critical quickly. It seems to me we should feel pretty free with opinions but doesn't always work that way. Seems to be a "mind your own business" mentality. Not saying that's good or bad but it can discourage posting.
Jayco-noslide 11/26/16 09:51am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Florida bound end of December, furnace question

Not sure if anyone mentioned that there is somewhat of an issue of pulling up real close to a gas pump with a flame anywhere near the gas fumes. It's something to keep in mind even if any pilot is on but perhaps more danger if a larger flame(furnace) is on.
Jayco-noslide 11/26/16 09:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where is everybody?

Still here but pretty selective about which posts I respond to.
Jayco-noslide 11/22/16 10:34am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Class C Rv Wireless Rear view camera

The mechanic I'm consulting says that my 30 ft. Class C is too long for a wireless camera. I'm guessing if 30 is too long, 24 might be questionable?
Jayco-noslide 11/22/16 10:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Florida bound end of December, furnace question

Maybe you could but I don't. I have run it for 15 min. or so at a rest stop. Doesn't take much heat to prevent freeze-up unless it's super cold.
Jayco-noslide 11/21/16 06:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water Pump

You may find yourself 'boondocking' in a sense if you want to use the bathroom or wash something when stopped at a rest stop. We do that all the time so always run with plenty of water in our tank. Also, sometimes you expect a campground to have hook-ups and it doesn't. Not really related to your question; just an observation.
Jayco-noslide 11/21/16 05:59pm Beginning RVing
Ford Fiesta towing height

Another Fiesta question. Is the height of the tow bar connectors such that you don't have to use a drop hitch. Is it high enough. My Chevy Sonic is not and the 4 in. drop hitch required to make the tow bar level makes it very easy to drag.
Jayco-noslide 11/21/16 05:53pm Dinghy Towing
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