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RE: 5th Wheel Insurance questions

When we purchased our 5th wheel in 2018, our lender required full replacement coverage. We use an independent insurance agent with access to several insurance companies. Most of our insurance is with AAA, but our agent found the best deal for our 5th wheel insurance with Nationwide.
Addy15 08/23/19 07:47am General RVing Issues
RE: It's all ours now!

Wow! That's awesome!
Addy15 08/21/19 06:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tips for Traveling with Other Couples

We have enjoyed three big "adventure" trips with the same friend couple. Two were RV trips and one was a "fly-there-and-rent-a-condo-together" trip. All three trips went very well. We each have our own trailers. On both our trailer trips, we have mostly stuck together when traveling and had agreed-upon campgrounds at each destination. We just communicate by text or phone while driving to say someone needs a rest stop or when should we stop for lunch and things like that. (Obviously it's the passengers who do the communicating and NOT the drivers!...) We usually have a list of options for the activities at each destination and we usually stick together as a group. However, if there is something they want to do and we'd like to do something else, we don't have a problem separating for awhile either. For example, a couple of weeks ago, they wanted to drive to see a lighthouse, but we felt kind of done being in the car. So, they went to see the lighthouse and we went on a bike ride. Met up back at the campground and had dinner and a campfire together that evening. You just have to realize that not everyone has the same priorities for activities and be flexible. Sometimes we eat together; sometimes not. We don't plan meals together; we prepare our food and they prepare theirs and we just eat at the same time at the same table. :-) We usually have a couple of trip planning meetings well ahead of the trip. One to decide on travel times; destinations; and the places we will stay. Then closer to the trip, we will meet again to plan the agenda for what activities we'd like to do in each location. Everyone gets to make suggestions based on research they have done or things they have heard about and then we make decisions, together. We are already thinking about what we should do next summer... :-)
Addy15 08/13/19 08:29pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Upper Peninsula

I will recommend Indigo Bluffs RV Park and Resort in the Traverse City/Sleeping Bear Dunes area. They have everything from tent sites to luxury RV sites. Would definitely stay there again. Please note that Traverse City is in the lower pennisula not the upper I am aware of that. But if the OP is traveling from North Carolina, they have to go through lower MI to get to the UP. So if they wanted to visit that area on the way north or back south, it was just a suggestion... We recently visited the Sleeping Bear Dune area as part of our tour of the UP.
Addy15 08/13/19 08:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Upper Peninsula

I will recommend Indigo Bluffs RV Park and Resort in the Traverse City/Sleeping Bear Dunes area. They have everything from tent sites to luxury RV sites. Would definitely stay there again.
Addy15 08/13/19 01:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Another Newbie Question about Brands

We are also 2 adults and a labrador retriever! We have been very happy with our Winnebago 5th wheel so far. We are nearing the end of our second summer with it. Our model (27RLTS) is just under 30 ft total length. They do have a couple of models that are a bit shorter. We have friends who, after a few initial hiccups, have been happy with their Grand Design so far.
Addy15 08/13/19 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mat rant

Well, we were on a grass site last week and I thought the same thing; no need for the mat. Maybe they had just mowed the grass there or something, but I started getting big clumps of grass coming in on the bottom of the shoes. Yep, the mat went out right away... We were there three days; the grass underneath the mat was fine when we left.
Addy15 08/10/19 01:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Financing question

We bought from a very small dealer. He did not deal with financing at all. (He also does not deal with all the extras like extended warranties, etc.) He did have a local bank that would do financing, but their options didn't fit our needs. We ended up going through our own credit union with no trouble at all. Only took a few days. They did have to coordinate some information with the dealer himself, so we just connected them with contact information and they took it from there.
Addy15 08/05/19 06:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camp sites in MIchigan UP

Thanks everyone for the great suggestions! As we are limited on time, we are thinking we will likely visit the area around pictured rocks and take a few day trips to surrounding areas. Hopefully will find availability through the week. We hope to return again to visit the western half. On our way home we hope to visit the area around Sleeping Bear Dunes. We hear a lot of great things about that area including Platte river CG. No availability there. If anyone has CG suggestions on that area, it would be appreciated! Thanks again! We stayed at the Munising/Pictured Rocks KOA last week. It's a nice campground. In the Sleeping Bear Dunes area, we stated at Indigo Bluffs RV Park and Resort. They have two sections -- a more traditional campground side with everything from tent sites to full hook-up sites with concrete patios. They also have a "resort" side with very nice, very large stamped concrete driveway sites. We very much enjoyed our stay there. Both Indigo Bluffs and the Munising KOA have pools as well, if that is something that would interest the kiddos.
Addy15 08/04/19 03:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 10 days in Michigan

Michigan state park campgrounds are a little too crowded and disorganized for us. Still pretty, but the sites tend to be an "area" which means campers will sometimes be positioned sideways, backwards, etc. Definitely noticed that at Straits State Park...
Addy15 07/31/19 04:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Furrion Back-up Camera

First: Did you install the camera system yourself and if you did was it more work than you expected. In other words, should you have hired someone else to do it? Second: What model did you get and why? Third: Did it meet your expectations or do you have regrets and wish you would have selected a different or upgraded model or different brand altogether? Fourth: Did it hold up over time? It's technology? Did it putter out eventually, or after time, still working strong? Input appreciated. To answer your questions: First: We installed ourselves and I would say it took less than 30 minutes to do. No, we did not need to hire someone else to do it. Second: Our trailer did not come pre-wired and it did not have the "sharkfin" apparatus installed. We chose the Furrion FOS05TASR Rear Marker Light camera with a 5-inch monitor. Why? We determined that to install a rear marker light camera meant drilling fewer holes into the wall of the trailer which we did not want to do. The 5-inch monitor seems about just right for size; can see the picture, but it's not so big that we wouldn't know where to put it. Third: We haven't had it very long; have used it on two trips now and it is working as expected. Once in awhile it momentarily loses signal, but nothing major. I don't do the driving, but I believe it has been a big help to be able to see what's going on behind us. Fourth: I guess I can't answer that question yet because we just got it. :)
Addy15 07/27/19 09:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: 10 days in Michigan

Would have responded sooner, but we have just returned today from a 9-day tour of northern Michigan. In the Traverse City area, I would highly recommend Indigo Bluffs RV Park and Resort. We just stayed there for two nights earlier in the week. They have an RV Park/Campground side, many sites with FHU. They also have a luxury RV resort side, which does have nightly rates (higher than the other side, but they are VERY nice sites). Well maintained grounds, restrooms were always clean, dry and fresh smelling. They even pick up your trash for you. There is a pool too. It's about 15-20 miles west of Traverse City in the Sleeping Bear Dunes area. Fun area, lots to do there.
Addy15 07/27/19 05:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Annual clean/wax/seal

Wash, polish, and wax your RV will double trade in value /sarcasm Wish,wax,polish is not about trade in value. It’s about pride in ownership! And yes detailing will get you up close and find little things that you may not normally discover. Yes, pride in ownership, but also trade value. We wash pretty much every time we use our trailer. It gets waxed three times a season -- once when we bring it home from storage; once mid-season; and again right before bringing it to winter storage. You can be as sarcastic as you want philh, but we received about $1,000 OVER blue book high retail value when we traded in our last trailer which had been taken care of the same way...
Addy15 07/18/19 07:39am Beginning RVing
RE: New style entry steps

has anybody considered having to make a quick emergency exit in case of fire etc. with the steps in/up? bumpy The steps would never be in/up if you are inside the trailer. so you pull into a rest stop, have to quickly deploy steps to park and enter RV, then have to lift up steps and close door?????? bumpy Lifting steps up and down to use them is really not all that different than pulling/pushing them in and out from below the door. I've done both. You don't pull the steps in with you when you go in the trailer. We really like the solid steps. The problem of debris getting in the trailer when putting them in is very easily solved with a little sweeping before stowing them. I don't find that a problem at all.
Addy15 07/13/19 04:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: New style entry steps

has anybody considered having to make a quick emergency exit in case of fire etc. with the steps in/up? bumpy The steps would never be in/up if you are inside the trailer.
Addy15 07/12/19 03:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bike Racks

Yakima makes a couple of RV-rated bike racks. One is called "Road Trip" and the other is called "Long Haul". We have the Long Haul and it has worked out very well.
Addy15 07/04/19 06:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Duluth, mn

If you are willing to be as far away as Two Harbors or Cloquet, you might also consider Jay Cooke State Park. If, however, you are looking for full hook-ups, Jay Cooke won't meet your needs. We have never stayed at Indian Point in Duluth, but it has been recommended to us by friends who have stayed there. Have never stayed at Burlington Bay either, but it does look nice enough. There is also one just south of Duluth called Buffalo Valley. Friends have enjoyed their stay there.
Addy15 07/03/19 08:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Recommendations for 30 -32 ft 5th wheel

We have been happy with our Winnebago Minnie Plus 27RLTS. 29'6" long.
Addy15 06/25/19 02:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1/2 Ton Towable 5th Wheel

Does anyone have a 5th wheel that they say can be towed by a 1/2 ton truck? Are you actually towing it with a 1/2 ton truck and what kind of truck do you have? To directly answer your questions: 1) Yes 2) Yes 3) We have a 2018 Ford F-150 3.5L Ecoboost truck SPECIAL ORDERED (i.e. NOT off a dealer's lot) with max towing and heavy-duty payload packages. Payload capacity of just over 2500 lbs. We are towing a Winnebago Minnie Plus 27RLTS 5th wheel trailer, just under 30 ft. long. Hitch is a B&W Companion. We researched and shopped long and hard for this truck/trailer combination and have been very satisfied with travel performance thus far with 4200 miles on it so far. No trailer wagging the truck as others have mentioned. Bottom line is: no matter what the nay-sayers may think, it can be done with the right combination.
Addy15 06/25/19 02:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: what to use as a cleaner on s slick side f'ver?

A good coat of wax helps the water to run off easier. We only wash one side at a time so the drips and drops are not sitting there for too long. Do you dry it? When we dry it, we do small sections at a time and use a slightly damp rag first then go over it with a dry one.
Addy15 06/25/19 06:04am Fifth-Wheels
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