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RE: Snowbird in Fla

Define waterfront? A view of the Gulf is few and far between and are $100+ a night; Red Coconut in Ft Myers is one. Inshore waters or being a few miles from the beach open up the options quite a bit.
Twain 07/07/14 11:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: topsail Hill State Park, Fla.

Do they allow bikes on the beach? I know Anastasia allows them and states such on their webpage, but there is no yeah or nay on Topsail's page. Have a fishing cart I'd like to tow down the beach. Don't think you would be able to ride bikes on the beach anyway. The sand is way to soft. It's not packed like St. Augustine. You can ride to the board walk down to the beach. Wasn't sure if it would be possible, even if allowed. Looking at the other St. Parks in the panhandle, none say its allowed. Bummer, with 3.5 miles of beach, it'd be a chore to get to the west half of the beach with fishing gear. Despite that, we are looking forward to our first trip there in August.
Twain 07/01/14 08:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fort Wilderness Camp Sites

The diff categories have nothing to do with site size, but with how much of the site is paved. Full is first 2/3 paved from the road. Preferred have 3/4 paved and Premium is all paved with a bit wider pavement. They are also ranked according to distance to two different amenities locations. Only the 2000 loop is not close to some type of amenities, but its a tent/popup loop. The site types have nothing to do with ease of access backing into a site. Some Premiums are a bear to get into, and can be fun to watch other attempt. I like the Full hookups as they are farther from some of the chaos and roads (quieter), yet not far from the larger pool area.
Twain 06/30/14 10:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: topsail Hill State Park, Fla.

Do they allow bikes on the beach? I know Anastasia allows them and states such on their webpage, but there is no yeah or nay on Topsail's page. Have a fishing cart I'd like to tow down the beach.
Twain 06/30/14 09:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Our new camper is home

We just looked at Jayco bunkhouses two days ago. Nice quality units made with some real nice materials. We are leaning to keep our current rig unless we just fall in love with something else; which hasn't happened in 4 years.
Twain 04/25/14 09:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Dealing with Freeloaders

The in-laws are good at bringing only an appetite. When we talk about dream trips out west, they are always in...until the cost is calculated. My family shows little interest due to funds or time. We've had some success with friends coming along in their own RV. And we'll let a child invite a friend occasionally and even will have a overnight B-day party with 4-5 friends. Back to the issue, I offer to pay for the sites, split the fuel and they cover their food. This usually runs them off...I guess they are looking for a free vacation.
Twain 04/22/14 06:16am Family Camping
RE: trailer vers 5th wheel

Never pulled a 5th before, but pull a 33ft TT with a dually. Very stable ride, esp compared to pulling same TT with a 1/2 ton suburban. Have entertained moving to a 5th, but losing the bed has prevented this.
Twain 04/21/14 01:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Lightweight Bunk House Options

Our 2011 Passport 290BH (quad bunk) is 5200 lbs dry and can carry 2300 lbs of cargo (we pack heavy so this was nice). Like the majority of TTs, it has a "RV queen" which is 6 inches shorter than a real 60x80 queen mattress. The Surveyor line carries real queen beds, something your husband would appreciate and will be in my next RV - 6'3" here. They are very light weight as well. Several new models now have arched ceilings that reach 6'9". My Passport is 6'6".
Twain 04/21/14 01:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: diesel fuel in Florida

May or may not apply, but the best mileage I ever had out of two gas vehicles was crossing New Mexico on I-40. The high elevation, 5k-6.5k ft, does drop power, but the thin air is also easier to push through. I had an easy 10% mpg gain at those altitudes. So maybe the denser, sea level air plays a role.
Twain 04/15/14 07:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: sprinter wide body

That far forward, I'm betting 75-80% of whatever is added will go to the tongue weight.
Twain 04/15/14 04:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: sprinter wide body

I just stumbled upon the new Sprinter Wide Body yesterday and am impressed. This was one of Keystone's entry level brands and they have moved it up a category. The weight savings comes from moving away from a wood frame and hydraulic slides to an aluminum frame and a cable slide system. These new wide bodies are a new trailer, IMHO. The down firing speakers in the awning and the 80-40-80gal tanks have my attention. This line is now an upgrade from my Passport.
Twain 04/14/14 02:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need RV advice for purchasing a new one

We are still looking......We tried to make it to a show this past weekend, but we go snowed out. At this rate I am not sure when we will see grass. The snow has been no stop since the first part of December. Anyway, has anyone ever owned or heard much about the Sun Valley line from Evergreen? They have a layout we seem to like & it is similar to the Shadow Cruiser were were looking at too.....price wise they are pretty close from the 2013 Shadow Cruiser 280qbhs & the 2014 Sun Valley 280bhs ltd. From what I see from their website it is a "green" built RV. Walls/roof/floor are all vacuumed sealed fiberglass, etc. TPO roof??? (Not sure what this really is) Thanks in advance! Last summer we looked at some Sun Valleys because the floor plan were interesting. It was midday and none of the units were plugged in so it was hot. However, it was a great way to test the insulation and the Sun Valley's were much warmer than the Open Ranges and a bit warmer than the Everlights. I was impressed at how well the Open Ranges held off the Florida sun.
Twain 01/29/14 07:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need RV advice for purchasing a new one

We like the quad bunk house as its more of a separate room for the kids vs. the double bunks and twin over double styles. The room makes a huge difference with 5 people and 2 dogs. Our Passport meets your list minus a full outside kitchen, but they have those in certain models. If I was able to have a do over, I would get the outside kitchen as we cook all meals while camping.
Twain 01/12/14 12:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Jack size for tire change

Just did this today for the first time, tread separation. Had a big 12 ton bottle jack and turned out to be too big. Used a small jack under the leaf springs where they cross the axle. Had to roll the bad tire on a leveling block just to get the clearance needed for the jack. The other three tires stayed on the ground just fine the whole time. Not loaded for camping my TT is 6500 lbs and about 1450 lbs per tire, so the jack didn't need to lift that much weight.
Twain 01/11/14 07:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Disney World Rv Parks

Thanks from us, too, as we are also planning a trip to the are for a couple of nights just before Christmas. ;) Quick question: we will have our dog with us. Any of these close enough to run to the RV park to let her out and go back (toMagic Kingdom?) more than once during the day? Thanks! From Magic Kingdom to your site is maybe 20-30 minutes one way during the day. Give an hour to get back and forth if the boats are running decent. From the other parks, its a haul and we just stay at FW vs. trying to go back to any of the other parks.
Twain 10/15/13 08:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Disney World Rv Parks

Keep trying FW, on the phone. We've been there when friends try to book for later in the week with nothing avail. and the place was 20% full at best. Disney does some weird things. Also, online... if it says nothing available for a week, add a week, then make it an entire month. Many times we can't book say thanksgiving weekend, but we can book all of November. Go figure... Anyway, we've booked a month and then a week later, change the res. and drop the extra days.
Twain 10/15/13 08:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway prob reopening Fri (Pisgah Inn open now)

Sounds promising. We have an annual trip up that way in a week.
Twain 10/12/13 01:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: 1999 7.3l vs. 2005 6.0l F250

Funny, I was just given an offer of a 06 F350 DRW 6.0 w/lots of extras my 99 F350 7.3 doesn't have; Lariat trim, 4x4, FX4... Anyway we got the 99 from him two years ago and a few months back he went to trade in the 06 for a new F550. He never heard of the 6.0 issues, never had them, but the dealer explained that they have repaired a lot of 6.0 and didn't really want his trade. So he kept it and kinda offered us a trade; he's the original owner of both trucks. Told us he didn't want to give us a bad truck, but thought it was worth more than the dealer wanted to give. Right now I'm, sticking with old, loud 7.3, but a 7 year newer truck is tempting...
Twain 09/22/13 05:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: More question on engines and rear Axle

Option 1 has 395 horse power with 407 FTLB of torque Option 2 has 355 horse power with 383 FTLB of torque I believe those option 2 numbers are for the 2014 Ecotec 3. That's about 50lbs of torque more, at the same RPM, than the previous 5.3. And its rated for 16/23 MPG vs the 14/20 of the 5.7. I bet the 5.3 will have more payload capacity. Things have changed in 2014.
Twain 09/20/13 06:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing Advice - 31' Travel Trailer

I tow in the 58-63ish MPH range. Quicker to stop and gets better MPG. I did not like towing our TT at all and first few times out. Wouldn't even let the kids talk while towing. Soon it became second nature. Then we got a new tow vehicle and had to relearn backing and tracking. Each time out you will become more at ease.
Twain 08/19/13 10:47am Travel Trailers
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