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RE: How do I Travel with a golf cart and travel trailer with SUV

Here's what we did.... We found two almost brand new larger mobility scooters on Craigslist. They break down into 6 pieces each. Almost every mobility scooter breaks down so it can be carried in the trunk of a car. We carry one in storage compartments and the other in the back of our TV. There are a couple of advantages to the two mobility scooters vs a golf cart besides being easy to carry: We can ride side by side or I can go where I want and she can go where she wants. We use them at events where there's a lot of walking like RV/Car/Craft shows, fairs, swapmeets, museums around the RV Park and even on hard pack hiking trails. Here's what they look like with an add on awning...kind of like a minature golf cart. http://i21.geccdn.net/site/images/n-picgroup/DML_SF8050.jpg
the bear II 11/06/15 09:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Newbies searching for travel trailer?

A few things: Start off with a larger than you think you need TT or Toy Hauler (TH). Most RV'ers go through 3 RV's before they finally find one that fits their lifestyle. Each RV is bigger and bigger. So you might as well go big to begin with. Think about how small an RV will get if you are stuck inside for a week or two weeks due to bad weather. Cabin fever happens quick. It's good to have room and comfort. A TH allows for flexibility. The garage area can be used as "flex" space once you get to a destination...play/bedroom for your girl that will grow with her. Entertainment area, school room, craft room...etc. Plus it is used to carry your toys...bikes, water toys, ATV. Read through www.rv-dreams.com for great info on the fulltime RV lifestyle. The folks that have this website were new to RVing when they chose to hit the road 10 years ago. They have learned a lot and share it on this website. Including month to month financial info. Lots of great tips. Good luck on your adventure.
the bear II 11/06/15 09:06am Beginning RVing
RE: Cleaning holding tanks?

All I do is dump, close the valve and then fill the toilet bowl and flush 6 times. Dump again, close the valve and fill the toilet bowl and put in a packet of Thetfords waste digester, flush the toilet and store the RV till the next time. I've done this to every RV we've owned for the last 30 years. The tanks stay clean with no offensive smell.
the bear II 11/05/15 02:22pm Tech Issues
RE: I have tried the search feature

Just in case no one with a V10 answers..... Most RV'ers report between 9-15MPG. I'm sure the V10 MH will hit in the 12 or less range.
the bear II 11/05/15 02:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where to park 21' rv in San Francisco

The city is over crowded so free parking is tough to find. You may need to use BART from outside the city, park the RV somewhere like Dublin/Pleasanton to the east. Find an RV related business that will let you park in their parking lot. Most cities now have large vehicle parking restrictions due to so many homeless using RVs to live in and parking willy nilly.
the bear II 11/05/15 02:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Park cabin camping

Based on the prices I've seen for the rental cabins at RV parks you would be able to save money by staying in motels instead. I recently took a week long trip and was able to find good clean motel rooms between $35 to $60 along the way. All accepted pets and provided free breakfast, one even provided a free dinner.
the bear II 11/05/15 09:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best roof protection,coating?

Look at Herculiner available on line or at place with auto supplies. It's a roll on bedliner for pickups, but works on various surfaces. I've seen several posts where it's been used on RV roofs.
the bear II 11/05/15 08:03am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Satellite reception in wet weather

Once in awhile during a heavy downpour we will lose the signal or the screen will freeze but not for very long. Never been in snow with Dish, but I would guess the signal can get blocked due to snow fall, ice and or heavy clouds. Only tips---- Go to full sized dish antenna on a tripod. Or Use one of the internet streaming services like Netflix if you have access to WiFi
the bear II 11/04/15 11:28am Technology Corner
RE: Oven space for dishwasher

I seem to remember http://www.jackdanmayer.com/ these folks did what your are wanting to do with one of their 5th wheels. You'll need to go back through their archives to locate a post about adding a dishwater or send them a message.
the bear II 11/04/15 10:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish Tailgater

If the unit isn't used for some period of time...not sure the length of time... Dish disables the unit. Lately we have only been using ours once or twice a year and I always have to call and have the unit reactivated.
the bear II 11/04/15 10:24am Technology Corner
RE: The good ole days of Alaska travel

In the 70's my Dad bought a used 1959 International Harvester 4 wheel drive, 1 1/2 ton, dual rear wheel truck with a 10 ft custom chassis mounted camper. The camper was constructed of steel tube framing with the typical 50's styling interior and aluminum siding found on travel trailers of that era. The original owner had it built specifically for traveling from Southern California to Alaska for hunting and fishing trips. My wife and I bought it from my Dad and that was our first RV. We had lots of great trips in it. We traded it in when we bought a new TT and truck in 1978. I have tried to find it many times over the years. It would be fun to have and restore...it probably got crushed and is part of some dam in China. These are the roads it was setup to traverse.
the bear II 11/04/15 09:46am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Do you have experience with cell phone boosters?

One of the sites I work at has two buildings. One building has no cell phone booster and I get no cell phone signal. The other building has a cell phone booster and I get a strong signal. The buildings are only 25 ft apart. The booster works well.
the bear II 11/04/15 09:36am Technology Corner
RE: What are your priorities?

Although we "Snowbird" in Southern California I research parks using rvparkreviews.com. I read through the reviews of each park looking for keywords; clean, quiet, large spaces, safe, nice staff...etc. If there are a lot of negative reviews I immediately move to the next park on the list. If a park sounds good I go on their website to see what amenities they have and I look on Google maps ("Earth view") to zoom in and get an overview of the park layout. This also helps to see what is nearby; lakes, rivers, ocean, restaurants, towns...etc
the bear II 11/04/15 08:43am Snowbirds
RE: Best route from Bakersfield to Desert Hot Springs in Nov.

It's tough to find a complete non-freeway route. But the closest to it is kind of a long way around but unique scenery wise. HWY 58 to Barstow to HWY 247 south to Lucerne Valley and then continue on Hwy 247 to Yucca Valley. Take Hwy 62 west to Pearson Blvd. Head east on Pearson to Desert Hot Springs. Along the way take a side trip to PioneerTown A movie set where many of the western movies and TV shows were filmed.
the bear II 11/04/15 08:02am Roads and Routes
RE: Leaving RV for a few days while travelling

Some parks have storage areas where you would be able to pay a fee to leave it. If you rent an RV space you will be able to leave the RV, It happens all the time. I would let the office know you will be away and how you can be reached just in case there is a problem. Where we stay during the summer months there are many RVs that are empty during the week and used on the weekends. This is not a RV Park where they have permanent spaces. Every space is daily, weekly or month by month with a maximum 6 month stay.
the bear II 11/04/15 07:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cloud Ready Black/White Laser Printer

HP has what is called ePrint which is a cloud service. However, the printers need to access the internet through a router. The printer ends up with an e-mail address and that's how you send items to be printed. I haven't had the need for what you are asking for so I haven't done any research on a laser printer with stand alone internet access. Hopefully someone else will be able to help
the bear II 11/04/15 07:45am Technology Corner
RE: Piano in Dinette Table

Very nice...you are truly a craftsperson....
the bear II 11/03/15 11:15am Truck Campers
RE: whats everyone us for a jack

4 ton bottle jack.
the bear II 11/03/15 11:13am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: California 395 now?

In Bishop there are two great places to stop and buy bakery goods and jerky. www.erickschatsbakery.com www.smokedmeats.com/ Manzanar Internment Camp is interesting stop for history/WWII buffs.
the bear II 11/03/15 11:04am Roads and Routes
RE: Weights and aerodynamics - where do I post and query?

In the 10 plus years I have been reading RV and Tow Vehicle related forums the folks who post the results of changes they have made to improve MPG, the improvement has been small. 1-5 increase in MPG after spending up to $2500 in aero or engine or trans or a combo of improvements doesn't impress me. The one thing RV'ers have done that improves gas mileage and is free is to slow down. Instead of doing 70MPH do 55 or 60MPH. It's much safer as well.
the bear II 11/03/15 08:28am Class C Motorhomes
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