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RE: Trip Report: The Perfect Family Trip, Northwest 2016

Love this TR. Thank you for posting it. Brings back a lot of memories of the area with our kids. We are thinking of going again(8th time) next year. Kids will be 20 and 24 then. Of course it will depend on there internships, maybe we could fly them out. Love your pics and the writeup.
zb39 10/11/16 07:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pilot/Flying J reserve a spot

WOW!! I never thought this thread would take off like this. Obviously there a few different types of RVers on this forum and it's not a one size fits all approach..... I fall into the I'm in my mid 30s with a couple young kids and I get 4 weeks vacation a year and when I'm going some place I have to GO! No time to drive 150 miles a day and smell every rose along the way like many of the retired people on here seem to do. I sleep in any convenient place I can find along a highway for a few hours and get up and finish my drive. It's not uncommon for me to drive from Ohio to Florida in a day. I've never felt unsafe in a truck stop and my wife feels the same way. We aren't wandering the lots at 4am, we park go back to the camper and sleep.... That's it. I'm sure it's not everyone's cup of tea, and yes some truckers are pretty nasty, but I work in the transportation industry for one of the largest companies in the US and the vast majority are just guys trying to make a living. I simply thought it was kinda cool I could reserve a spot so I'm not in and out of every truck stop and rest area for 50 miles looking for a place to sleep. You nailed it. We have been RVing for 23 years just like this. NEVER an issue. still working also.
zb39 10/10/16 08:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pilot/Flying J reserve a spot

I think its a great idea. My wife begs to stay the night in a truck stop because she likes background noise to sleep. Kids also. I usually just grab a rest area, but they like truck stops better. Like you I sometimes drive late also. I will have to look at these and check them out. Private business does it better again.
zb39 10/10/16 08:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: weight advice

Good looking rig, I like the trailer on it.
zb39 10/10/16 08:17am Truck Campers
RE: Why a Truck camper? The best mobility you can get!

This is a great thread!!!!!!
zb39 10/10/16 07:12am Truck Campers
RE: Our Trip to Truck camper warehouse and new TC

Great new camper. It was a pleasure talking to you at TCW. Enjoy.
zb39 10/10/16 07:10am Truck Campers
RE: What Is a realistic discount to expect off MSRP?

Having owned 4 mh's, 2 truck campers, and 1 5th wheel over the last 23 years I don't need to go over much. I have always owned a MH and a truck camper at the same time. Both kids are in college now so I sold the 45' DP and bought a 37' 5th wheel. Kept the TC, but now we are considering selling or trading that for a Host. The 2 dealers I spoke with will not go below 7% off MSRP. Now I'm looking at the Eagle cap 1200.
zb39 09/26/16 12:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Towing with full fresh water tank?

Most of the roads in Alaska and on the way there are just fine. I don't like to say this to much because more people will start going. Always travel with full water tank. Always.
zb39 09/26/16 04:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What Is a realistic discount to expect off MSRP?

I believe Host charges $650 for factory pick up. I can't imagine why.
zb39 09/25/16 08:19pm Truck Campers
RE: What Is a realistic discount to expect off MSRP?

I have seen $3500 markup just for delivery and $995 for dealer prep.
zb39 09/25/16 03:48pm Truck Campers
RE: TV or tablet in your camper?

23" LCD TV, but I rarely use it. When I do use it, it's to watch a BluRay movie This is the only reason we have a TV
zb39 09/22/16 06:18pm Truck Campers
RE: What Is a realistic discount to expect off MSRP?

I'm looking at Host campers right now and the awesome internet pricing I'm seeing is a whole 6% off MSRP. Give me a break.
zb39 09/22/16 09:40am Truck Campers
RE: Host mammoth on 3500 HD 07 Chevy dual rear wheel

Host has a great reputation for quality.
zb39 09/13/16 12:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Border Crossing Special Watch

Unlike most I have taken firearms into Canada on 2 different occasions. I had the forms filled out ahead of time. Not that big of a deal. Both times were easy and quick. The second time we spent more time talking about the poultry products in the coach than anything else. Both times they checked the numbers to see if they matched the paperwork. That was it. A few years ago we were crossing(No firearms at all) and the woman was quite rude and wanted to search my coach without me being in there. I said no way. After a 10 minute discussion her boss came out and told me to take the coach and go. She had me park where I was blocking lanes.(40 ft coach and toad) Hopefully that was a 1 shot deal. We haven't been back since. It really upset my wife.
zb39 09/12/16 10:26am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Will Host be at Hershey RV show

Did you check any of the Websites About The 2016 Hershey Show? Yes, I did. Nothing there, I was hoping someone would know.
zb39 09/09/16 02:11pm Truck Campers
Will Host be at Hershey RV show

Does anyone know??????
zb39 09/06/16 07:48am Truck Campers
RE: Rig destroyed today!

GLAD you guys are OK............................
zb39 08/30/16 02:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: So My Neighbor Shot a BB At My Camper...

I'd put Sikaflex in it, and call it good. He's got enough to worry about as a 92 year old. Good on him that he's even on planet earth still. I'm hoping I can get to 92. This is what I would do. Do you really want to start a fight with your neighbor. Let alone a 92 year old one. Would it really feel good to win a fight with a 92 year old. What if it was your dad? What would you want his neighbor to do. It looks like an easy fix, from what you said. Good luck with whatever you do.
zb39 08/30/16 02:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Fleetwood Bounder engine troubles - need advice please

I lost a tranny in FL once, 454 and 4L80E tranny I think. I lost the engine in that one also. Put in a new long block in my back yard. Might as well go over the tranny at this point.
zb39 08/29/16 10:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Better TC hauler- F350 or F450??

It is very easy to order a new 3500 RAM 4x4 cummins that can carry 5k plus pounds and still be under the 14K GVW with 2 people in the cab. It is a matter of ordering the right truck. Many people are carrying triple slide TC on 3500 trucks. Some are over there GVW and some are not. Everybody is different. It can and is being done.
zb39 08/24/16 07:08am Truck Campers
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