The only Garmin made for RVs is the RV-760, I am aware of no place that discounts them ( I checked last week, well, because).
There are some others that have "RV" mods, but they don't include built in things like campgrounds (which is easy to add via POI)
Personally I like GPS-City and Tiger-GPS for service and prices.
I don't know your local building codes, but having propane on board probably presents more of a fire risk than garaging cars. If you're not doing an open structure like a carport, a separate building makes more sense.
I doubt the "propane" is much of an issue, I know people that heat, cook, heat-water, etc with propane in their homes.
Many areas do have some restrictions, like no propane appliances in basements (fire danger). But just propane in a home, probably not an issue, any more then the pipe coming in from the outside tank
I'm going to have to be a bit of a wet blanket.
Check with your local Code people (Community Development, Building Dept, what ever they call it)
Few are going to be happy with putting something that generates "exhaust" (furnace, water-heater, refer, sewer vent, etc) in an enclosed space.
They would probably go for an RV port, or even an RV port with a couple sides, but putting a rig inside a fully enclosed building, and then living in it, probably not.
Depending on the time of year they went bankrupt they could have completed making the next year's models. Someone on the Jayco owners site said a 2015 model they ordered recently is going into production this month.
March started the layoffs, they were closed by mid April
A firm came in and "finished" a few unfinished units, more were sold unfinished (a friend bought one). But to my understanding is all were titled as 2008.
Well.... we are on our second Fox, so.. guess
But honestly, which one suits your needs more? The Creekside is certainly less expensive, the Fox is better insulated.
The Creekside roof structure is probably the older flat roof that Northwoods used to use on the Fox
Both are on the same frame, and built by basically the same folk. The core of the workforce at Outdoors came from Northwoods. But former Fleetwood people work at both Nortwoods and Outdoors.
Do you think $34,000.00 is out of line for a 2009 Alpenlite Ridgeline AFQ 36RLSB 5th wheel 4 Slides central vacuum system- big built in generator with fuel tank in excellent condition? That is a lot of money for the 58 year old kid these days. What to make a good choice.
How do you get a 2009, when they went bankrupt in 2008?
From my research, when they came out in 2009, MSRP was $40k, minus average 20% off MSRP. So around $30-35 new. i would say it is quite overpriced, and probably being sold since warranty just expired last year ( 5 yr manufacturer warranty ).
Actually the warranty expired when they went out of business
Not quite as short as you are hoping to find, but take a look at the 235 Fox Mountain, also by Northwood.
Unfortunately the 235 sacrifices storage for living space. With only two small wardrobes, it's only good for weekends or short trips.
Northwoods no longer makes anything that small.
I would recommend their older 24-5N (Nash or Arctic Fox). It has the most storage of any small rig I have ever seen (we owned one for a decade, would still but the DW got tired of not being able to stand up in the bedroom area.
Since I didn't notice anyone else bringing this up... aren't the services on UK RVs on just the opposite side as US/European RVs?
That is to say all the hook-ups are assumed to be on the left with US/European, whole with UK they are on the right?. Just like the entry door, they are on the left in UK and on the right with US/European.
I've seen LOTS of European (small) motorhomes in the US, can't recall ever seeing a UK one.
We also travel with "special needs" kritters. The Boyz are elderly and require 1)thyroid 2)kidney 3)cancer drugs on regular (every day, every other day, two days on, one off) schedule.
They dislike travel days and don't mind parked days
They ALWAYS travel in a travel kennel, strapped down. The dogs are also harnessed at all times. Unrestrained kritters can be injured in a wreck, just like people.
I figured this was all snake oil
So, I talked to a friend and...
OK, first who he is.
He is what is referred to as "Subject Matter Expert" by the US Navy.
You know, the people that use the largest, heaviest, most amp-hour wet-cell batteries there are (ie they are in subs, yes even nuke boats have propulsion batteries).
His statement, yup, they are snake-oil.
Now the Navy really isn't concerned about cost effective solutions, when lives and mission are on the line, the best solution is what they want.
Yes the oil might reduce water evaporation, except that when the vehicle is in motion the oil is sloshed up on the cell and the water and oil would constantly be mixed. It's the oil being splashed on the exposed electrodes that is another real concern, this oil coats the electrode, impairing the functioning of those electrodes.
Final thought, if you want to extend the life of your batteries, do proper maintenance.
I have never added pure mineral oil, but I do use a Thermoil product in my 8 house batteries.. Current batteries are in their 7th season, I added the Thermoil additive when I installed them...
It has not affected the battery life but did eliminate corrosion and greatly reduced water consumption.
Our coach is all electric and we are on the road 9 to 10 months a year so our batteries get a good workout. Prior to using the product I had fairly severe out gassing and resultant corrosion and was having to add water every two to three months.
The Thermoil website does speak to the differences between their product and mineral oil.. I have no way to know the reality of their assertions since I have never used mineral oil in a battery. As I recall the Thermoil product was expensive, but my corrosion problem was so severe I took a chance...It does not appear to have hurt battery performance or longevity. Mineral may well work the same???
One hopes your batteries are not made by US Battery or Deka/East Penn (among others) as the use voids the warranty.