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RE: Replacement mattress

Just go to a mattress store and buy a top quality house type mattress.This is often not an option. RVs are known for having special, non standard sizes. Actually this is a very viable option regardless of the mattress size. Many mattress stores can order a specially sized mattress made to order! Check out Original Mattress Factory stores as just one example.
DownTheAvenue 06/14/19 09:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Two aussies

Actually, your best bet is to establish a USA address using a mail forwarding service. With that address, you can buy, register, and then insure your vehicle. I suggest Dakota Post in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They will guide you through the processes.
DownTheAvenue 06/14/19 06:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Towing with Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wranglers are not very good tow vehicles. Remember, it is not just the weight, but the mass. A flat bed trailer with 3500 lbs of concrete on the floor will tow dramatically different than a 3500 lb. travel trailer!
DownTheAvenue 06/13/19 06:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Replacement mattress

Just go to a mattress store and buy a top quality house type mattress.
DownTheAvenue 06/12/19 08:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Triple digit heat! Generator won't run

Turn off very circuit breaker and turn back on. If everything works on the generator except the A/C, then I would suspect the circuit breaker fr the A/C has tripped. Also, double check the operation of the A/C on shore power- be sure the A/C itself is not the problem.
DownTheAvenue 06/12/19 07:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: need title

anyone know how to get title I can't find for my RV? can i go to Motor Vehicles? It seems to me asking your state's motor vehicle department would get you an answer that applies to you. It seems to me asking on an internet forum is useless. But what do I know?
DownTheAvenue 06/12/19 11:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Terrible condensation/mold? What to use to prevent

Mold only grows where the air is damp. This is partially correct. Mold also has to have a food source. That is why a closed brand new refrigerator never has mold but one that has been used will grow mold quickly when the door is left closed. You are very correct about a dehumidifier!
DownTheAvenue 06/12/19 06:55am Travel Trailers

I guess "Tiger" is the tow vehicle. #3. Two spare tires? whatever for? Canada is not a 3rd world country! #52. There is no ferry between Chicken Alaska and Dawson City, Yukon. Those two locations are over 100 miles apart over a mountain range. There is, however, a ferry over the Yukon River at Dawson City.
DownTheAvenue 06/11/19 06:29am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Ordering a TT, to get what I want?

Gosh, in 2010 you updated your profile to indicate you are shopping for a trailer for you and your wife. It is now 9 years later. You sure are hard to please! LOL! Just poking fun. To answer your question, dealers often use borrowed money to pay for their inventory, which is called a floor plan. Once a unit is shipped, almost always, the dealer has to pay for the unit, so it is then "floor planned" or put in his inventory. Once the buyer's financing is sold to a lending institution, or the buyer pays cash, the floor plan is paid off, and any difference between the floor plan pay off and the amount the dealer collected for the sale of the trailer is gross profit. Subtracted from that gross profit is sales commissions, costs to prepare the trailer for sale, any give aways such as battery or starter kits, and overhead costs such as insurance, electricity, support personnel salaries, property taxes, etc. The result is the net profit which may be surprisingly small. Therefore, expect little to no difference in pricing from an ordered unit to a unit purchased from inventory.
DownTheAvenue 06/10/19 08:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gap Coverage Needed-- Jul-Aug 2019 at Wolf Creek NFH

Do you allow Husband and Wives to work same days/hours ? The OP provided a telephone number. You should call with any questions and resolve any and all issues before you commit to volunteering. Of course, if you are just a keyboard commando, then why bother?
DownTheAvenue 06/10/19 08:03pm Workamping Forum
RE: Visiting Dallas TX

I will look for a local student with a car and pay him by hours That is a very interesting statement. I have to wonder: 1. How do you know the person will really be a local student and not a criminal to rob you? 2. How to you go about finding a local student? It seems to me Uber or Lyft make more sense.
DownTheAvenue 06/10/19 04:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Apollo by Toastmaster Microwave oven appears dead

DO NOT try to repair the microwave yourself. Inside there are items that can deliver a lethal jolt of electricity even if not plugged in.
DownTheAvenue 06/09/19 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: Refrigerator Change in a Class A Gasser

Really? How much "bouncing" do you do in your RV? The residential refrigerators are being installed in motorhomes, travel trailers, and 5th wheels. They work quite well if you always camp where you have electric hook ups or have enough solar or generator with a battery bank.
DownTheAvenue 06/09/19 09:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Parking at Walmart

Retail establishments build a parking lot for patrons to use WHILE shopping in their store. They do not build parking lots for people to use for long term parking or storage. You, sir, are completely out of line expecting any store to accommodate you with any parking beyond the time you are actually in that store to make purchases. It is attitudes such as yours that may be a component in Walmarts nationwide to increasingly forbid over night parking.
DownTheAvenue 06/08/19 07:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Residential Fridges

Residental fridge compressors are terribly inefficient and pull a lot of amps. I don't see how any inverter and battery bank would keep up in transit, the tow vehicle don't deliver that many amps to the RV in the first place. Best bet would be to get it cold before leaving home and don't open the doors until you are on shore power again. Why I pulled my propane electric fridge last year and installed a Dometic Waeco compressor fridge. Works excellent, draws minimal amps and keep everything cold ot frozen This is 100% completely true and accurateif, and that is a very big if, it were 30 years ago. Today, nothing in this post is correct.
DownTheAvenue 06/08/19 03:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Which one is better built. Pros and cons

Considering the age of the RVs you are considering, overall condition and the care it has received over the years is much more important than the quality of the build when new.
DownTheAvenue 06/06/19 02:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 3 month stays

Almost any commercial campground will have full hook ups and offer weekly and monthly rates. Away from destination areas, you will have little problem finding a space. However, in popular vacation areas and snow bird destinations during season, you may have to improvise such as accepting partial hook ups until a full hook up site opens, or stay at a less convenient campground. You will find difficulty finding open campgrounds, especially with water available, in the northern part of the country during winter. There are available campground directories and apps to help you find campgrounds.
DownTheAvenue 06/06/19 02:13pm Full-time RVing
RE: Bunk house conundrum and older kids

Only you know your daughter; however, what about the older kids? Their path may be telling for your youngest. Personally, I would buy for the long term, and let her sleep on the couch for the very few times she will go with you. At 18, she is becoming an adult and it is time for her to learn to fly away from the nest.
DownTheAvenue 06/06/19 06:20am Family Camping
RE: Electric water heating

To change to 240V would be a lot of work as most if not all RV electric panels do not have 240 available. You would have to change to a house panel and then upgrade the wire from the breaker to the water heater Not correct. EVERY RV with 50 amp service has 240 volts to the electric panel inside the RV.
DownTheAvenue 06/05/19 05:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Warranty service disaster, please help!

I am an attorney, and I can tell you that hiring an attorney at this juncture is not necessary. Call the manufacturer, and being very polite and business like, ask them for referral to another repair center, or even authorize payment for you to take it to an independent shop. You are dealing with ineptness not callous disregard. You also need to evaluate your list. RV's need constant repairs of minor things, and you need to learn how to repair the small stuff yourself. I do have to tell you the level of service you are getting from Camping World is about normal for them.
DownTheAvenue 06/05/19 05:49am Camping World Service and Installation
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