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RE: Gulf Shores Al. things to do?

On the way west out of town towards Ft. Morgan there is a wildlife refuge with nice trails.
Jayco-noslide 04/24/15 09:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How much can we REALLY tow with our 2015 Sierra 1500?

I would prefer to allow for some error and tow about 80% of what the manual says I can tow so for you about 8500.
Jayco-noslide 04/23/15 09:41am Towing
RE: How many hours a day do you drive?

An idea day for us would be to breakfast around 8, hit the road around 9 and drive till around 4:30; so around 7-8 hrs. Of course various circumstances don't always fit that schedule.
Jayco-noslide 04/23/15 09:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: TT length & campsite restrictions

I only consider the length of our motorhome and not the car we are towing and so far have not had a site we couldn't fit into.
Jayco-noslide 04/20/15 09:13am Beginning RVing
RE: Severe thunderstorms- do we need to lower the TV antenna?

I do because of wind.
Jayco-noslide 04/20/15 09:10am Beginning RVing
RE: leveling jacks

Would like to have them on our 30 ft. Class C but the price quotes run well over $3000 so will do without.
Jayco-noslide 04/20/15 09:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How long can you realistically dry camp?

We can go for around a week in our 30 ft. Class C motorhome with a generator and 2 batteries. We also have a power inverter which can hook to the coach batteries and power, for example, a lamp with led bulb for night reading or a radio. To do that we would use water from jugs and save the tank water for showers, stool, etc. We would carry dish water to the campground bathroom. Run the generator to recharge batteries. The size of your tanks and only having 1 battery are factors or if the furnace is needed much.
Jayco-noslide 04/20/15 09:06am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Strict schedule or flexible travel out west

I think it has to be whatever you are comfortable with. I plan out our trips semi- rigidly. I like to plan where we will spend each night, planning to arrive well before a 6 PM diner and never after dark(can be a disaster). But I don't always make reservations. That depends on where, time of year, type of campground, etc. Also, a back-up plan is very advisable. I hate the stress of not being sure by mid-afternoon if we will even encounter a campground that night. Doesn't work for me. But experience is needed to know what works best.
Jayco-noslide 02/26/15 07:28pm General RVing Issues

The other upside is that you sold your house quickly at a good price. that can take years.
Jayco-noslide 02/26/15 07:18pm Full-time RVing
RE: Extended Warranty

Easy decision for me. No extended warrarties on any product ever. I feel that, in the long run, I will come our money ahead by keeping that money and being ready to use it for needed repairs. I'm 72 and no regrets. Yes, we've paid out some big repair bills, but spaced out over 40 yrs. of Rving. If I can't afford the repair, I can't afford the product.
Jayco-noslide 02/05/15 06:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leaving seat while driving

I think being unbelted in a MH would be even more dangerous than in a car. I would only do it if I thought I could never ever possibly be in an accident.
Jayco-noslide 01/24/15 09:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: All these questions on routing???

Probably; however with a large RV it's a little different as one has to consider curves, steepness, width of road, etc best known by actual fellow RV experience.
Jayco-noslide 01/24/15 09:21am Roads and Routes
RE: Motor homes

I think Winnebago (or Itasca)is as good as any. We have a 2003 30 ft. Itasca class C and it seems to have quality but the condition and history are still very important. I'm told you can get any replacement part from the factory for Winnebago. We ordered replacement faucets and had no problem and reasonable price.
Jayco-noslide 01/17/15 10:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Who's Looking Out for Our Interests?

The comments to use our wallets, etc, aren't helpful. How in the heck does the buyer really evaluate the quality of an RV. I've tried and I can't beyond using brand name, price, etc.
Jayco-noslide 01/17/15 10:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Rant on buying an RV - long

Yep, sorry, too long. No offense to you but when I see one this long I suspect the poster is getting a little carried away or failing to make his point so I don't read it.
Jayco-noslide 01/16/15 10:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Any tips for backing into my camping site solo?

Consider investing in a back-up camera but still be slow and cautious. try to get pull-throughs.
Jayco-noslide 01/16/15 09:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who's Looking Out for Our Interests?

I agree and would like to see Consumer Reports pick it up and do an RV CR publication?? Car mags are great but are biased towards performance cars and are not objective but CR is much better.
Jayco-noslide 01/16/15 09:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Florida to Yellowstone early April

Early April is always going to have some small risk for snow/ice anywhere north of the deep south especially getting into higher elevations. It sounds like you don't have a choice of starting date so just watch the weather reports, be prepared to stop and delay and stay south as much as possible.
Jayco-noslide 01/16/15 09:54am Roads and Routes
RE: Budget Question

Regardless of what that 1 year might cost I would be looking at the "big picture" and long term. The depreciation of the truck and 5th wheel will be enormous over the next 5 to 7 years and will over shadow the other costs of site rental, fuel etc. In other words if you buy these 2 items for a total of, let's say, $120,000; what will they be worth in 7 years? Maybe $40,000? That would be a cost of $80,000 plus all of the other expenses and would make the $3500 look like small change.
Jayco-noslide 01/05/15 01:49pm Beginning RVing
RE: Would you buy an as is Newmar?

It looks like it would be basically new except for the lightening. So what damage exactly did the strike do; very important to know. What was the original list price? I would want it thoroughly evaluated by a trusted RV mechanic to see what it needs.
Jayco-noslide 01/05/15 01:41pm Class A Motorhomes
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