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RE: Family Reunion 2022

Take a nice fat hot dog. Slice & fill with cheese. Wrap with bacon. Deep fry or air fry.
AJR 05/19/22 07:53am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Eastbound I-90 Chicago

I should have included this, https://www.sandwichfair.com/camping/
AJR 03/31/22 03:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: Eastbound I-90 Chicago

I like the US-63 suggestion. But I kinda like doing my 63mph in the right lane of the interstate watching almost everybody go by me. Plus there are rest stops, food & gas. I90/I39 south has one toll at the Wisconsin/Illinois boarder. If you have EZ-PASS or I-PASS, no problem. Without a “PASS” of some kind they mail you a bill and charge you more. Then you follow the I39 signs south at Rockford. I39 to I80 & I80 east. There is a toll where I80 joins I294. A note, from Rochester to where I80 meets I294 is over 400 miles. For me that to much for one day. I would suggest getting off of I39 at the 72 mile marker exit and take Rt 34 east to the Sandwich County Fair campgrounds for a night or more. Electric, good water & dump station. I have used it for many years to see my kids in the Chicago area. In town you can go to Johnny K’s for a real Chicago hot dog (with seeds) with everything or Italian beef sweet & wet (they reheat great). Also in town is Benda’s Frozen custard for a different type of meal. You can go east from there and pick up Rt 71 or Rt 52 south to get back onto I80 east. NEVER take an RV through Chicago unless it is a class B. Well, unless you are a real masochist with nerves made of steel.
AJR 03/31/22 03:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: pocket knife

I have carried a Victornox Executive since before 1965. So many screws have been tightened or unscrewed with them. Lord knows the number of boxes opened, fishing hooks tied, wood slivers extracted and the list goes on. Gave my grandson a smaller one on his tenth birthday. Not sure he can carry it now days.
AJR 01/23/22 04:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Sea Foam stabilizer

An almost empty (1/8 maybe) large gas tank filled with non-ethanol gas has started every gas engine I have ever owned for many years two or three springs down the line of no use. Ethanol is the issue being discussed. Don’t use it on your last tank or two of gas and no problem come spring. Yep, run the generator, right before you put the camper to bed, for an hour with real gas going to it. I know it may cost more. But piece of mind, for me, has no price.
AJR 01/11/22 05:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sea Foam stabilizer

So what happens if you use less than the recommended dose? Like maybe half of it.
AJR 01/08/22 07:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New suspension upgrades

When I bought my only class A (a gasser) it was like riding in a boat. It would dip & lean when turning. Crosswinds & big rigs were a nightmare driving at 60mph. Put Koni-FSDs on it and the rig became a stable platform.
AJR 01/05/22 07:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Low point drains

So I have to point out something from the burhrn video that I like. All the drain valves are secured to the flooring. That closes off a possible critter entry. My last class C was not made the well. Coachmen does do some things right.
AJR 11/13/21 07:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Joined the Class C club

May you have as much fun in your 29QB as I have had with mine.
AJR 10/17/21 09:22am Class C Motorhomes
RE: black tank digester

I have found that if you drive a hundred miles or so and then flush the tank. I see very few solids passing through. Now I do add Dawn to the tank and Calgon if I can find it after a dump & the toilet does use a fair amount of the fresh water each flush. Plus the bathroom sink drains into the black tank. Works for me.
AJR 10/11/21 06:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sediment in Freshwater System - Need Help!

Always use a filter on water going into the camper. If I had iron deposits in my fresh water tank. I would fill the tank with filtered water. Open the drain and drive the camper on rough roads while it was draining the water. Hoping some of the deposits get suspended in the water and flushed out. May even do it twice.
AJR 09/20/21 09:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Small Class A vs Large Class C

It does sound like you are biased toward a class A. I had a 36’ gasser. I am now on my second used class C after the used class A. Maintenance is cheaper and service centers are more plentiful. Island beds are common on 28’ class Cs. That bed design can allow up to 100 cubic feet of storage under it. I like the class C for three steps to get in or out. The cab over blocks midday sun when driving south making the cab cooler. At a gas station I just open the driver’s door & get out. I did add leveling jacks to my current rig.
AJR 09/12/21 09:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Quality in a class C

I have had two used class Cs. The first was a Four Winds (Thor) Chateau 28A on a E350 chassis with the V10. After a few years stepping up into the shower became less desirable for me. It also had less food prep area than I would have liked. The build was average & I had no real problems with the house. I do not miss the sound of that V10 engine screaming on small hills one bit. My current Leprechaun 290QB on a Chevy 4500 chassis with a 6.0 engine has been a step up in quality for me. The first thing that surprised me is all the water drain pipes are put through flanges in the floor. Thus eliminating holes for critters to get in. The floorplan works well for me without having to put the slide out. Also the stock 4500 chassis handles wind & trucks passing much better than the modified Ford chassis did. My impression is Coachmen took more time figuring out how the unit was going to be used. An example is the 60x80 queen bed that is offset to one side. Giving the other side more room for getting dressed.
AJR 09/12/21 08:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Opinions on diesel vs. gasoline

Loved the smell of diesel in the morning. Would never have another one. Just me……
AJR 08/10/21 06:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Considering move from class A to C

Just my experience with my gas class A… Driving south down to HWH for a leveler issue. Into the sun midsummer. I had the dash AC on high. I had the funky corner fans that blow on the window on. I had the big front window visors down. I had the generator on. I had the front roof top AC on and I was still not comfortable in the driver’s seat wearing sun glasses. Great view but driving sucked. In my current class C. The dog & I do well with just the dash AC on driving south midday in the summer. Then there where the much higher cost of everything. Think tires, shocks or wiper blades. A heater vale cost over $120 because it was old. Anything that wears out costs more. The replacement of a transmission filler tub was about $800 because they had to do other things and do a full whatever before they did a refill on the Allison to do it right. Ford truck dealer in Madison WI. None of the above with my class C.
AJR 07/08/21 07:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Considering move from class A to C

I went from 36’ a gasser class A to a class C Chateau 28V on a E350 chassis. I liked the class C so much more I traded it in for my current class C that has a walk-in shower & lots of kitchen counter space. The Leprechaun 290QB is on a Chevy 4500 chassis. The stock 4500 chassis rides & handles much better than the E350. Also, almost no engine noise. The only issue I have had to deal with on the 4500 is the first step going in is about two inches higher than the Ford chassis. I had to buy a collapsible half step to put out when I park. I found as I got older the fewer steps getting in & out the better. Both of my class Cs have/had only three steps. The cab over blocks out the sun during the day making the cab cooler. The cab over also adds a lot of inside storage space. I really appreciate pulling up to a gas pump and just opening the driver’s door and getting out.
AJR 06/27/21 07:13am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 24 ft or less B+ with over head bed.

I don’t know. But my E350 RV had a lower entry step than my current 4500 chassis. I had to buy a step so entry was easier on this old man. Gjac After all these posts of what you are looking for. Are you just looking for responses? Or do you really have a plan for your next RV? There have been a number of good responses, I think. Maybe you are just overthinking this whole issue. Peace…
AJR 06/23/21 07:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New RV Company

No air conditioning?
AJR 06/06/21 05:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Trailer or Motorhome...For a Boater/Fisherman-Which Rig?

If I were younger and felt safe getting in and out a boat and wanted to fish (my passion). I would stow an inflatable rubber floating thing of some kind in my Terrain along with a motor of some kind. I helped roll up a white-water kayak once and four would fit in the back of my Terrain with ease. Heck, a collapsible hard sided boat could go on the car rack. With hand trailer and motor in the back of the car. I would not give up the convenience of my 2014 class C with, one slide (I almost never use) for travel. In your case a Class C with a cab over bunk would work fine for you folks if it was 28’ or 29’ long. One other thought is look into used rental class Cs. Lot of folks love them. A long thread but worth reading. Rental RVs
AJR 05/27/21 04:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wanderlust

I followed what Harvard posted earlier about the +5 castor on a E350 class C I had and it made a world of difference.
AJR 05/27/21 08:48am Class C Motorhomes
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