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RE: RV Campgrounds in Southern Ohio

If you are going that far south I would visit Hocking Hills State Park there are a number of CG's inside the park itself. It has very interesting rock formations including caves.
Gjac 07/13/19 06:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Do you ever go foraging?

Yes, I hope some others post back with other possibilities they have discovered in there travels. I don't know a lot about which mushrooms are edible I just know a few. I always look for "Chicken of the Woods" which can be easily identified but have not found any yet.
Gjac 07/12/19 11:11am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How long to return to camping after open heart surgery

Hi Mike I see we are neighbors. I would try some local camping like Housatonic Meadows or Austin Hawes CG in American Legion Forrest for a couple of days and see how you do. I think you have a TC from looking at your profile, it should be fairly easy enough to set up. I have only camped once this year myself do to family, Drs appointments and home repairs. So I will try to go up to the Austin Hawes CG and do some trout fishing next week myself. Good luck on your recovery.
Gjac 07/11/19 07:07am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Do you ever go foraging?

When dry camping in Alaska we ran out of salad and vegetables and were low on meat. I found some morel mushrooms, and dandelions. I also caught some grayling. Made a salad from the dandelion leaves cooked the mushrooms and grayling and it was a delicious meal. I found some lions mane(mushroom) last year while camping in NH that was very good. When I used to backpack I found you could cook the dandelion leaves in water and they taste similar to spinach. Always find berries and some wild apple trees. Make apple jacks and add berries to pancakes.
Gjac 07/11/19 06:53am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: 1998 Georgie Boy Cruise MasterLoose Dashboard

I have a 1996 GBM with the same issue I reinforced it with several angle clips under the dash. It has been solid for the last 12 years.
Gjac 07/10/19 09:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Duracell 6 volt batteries

As Robert posted heat and degree of discharge are two big factors of the life of a wet cell battery. I live in Ct, much cooler than Fl, have the same batteries that have never been discharged past 50%SOC, and these same batteries have lasted 12 years so far. They sit all winter with no charge and only self discharge about 20 %. I don't hear much discussion about leaving the batteries on a charger vs off the charger until they self discharge to 80% soc then charge fully and how that affects the battery plate life. I would think the plates would be eaten away quicker with a constant charge routine. I realize most batteries die of sulfation first rather than plate reduction so charging is important, but I would think there is a sweet spot between the two, just have not heard it discussed.
Gjac 07/10/19 09:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Short light weight 5th wheel search

Maybe my response was misleading. We have had the Idle Time 219KS for two+ years. It has been to Michigan plus a couple of trips to Pigeon Forge as well as Eureka Springs, AR, & Branson, MO. Excellent performance, plenty of room, and no glitches. I highly recommend it. https://i.imgur.com/uscZPlcl.jpg We will leave the 15th on a ~7K mile trip to the PNW with the furtherest away destination being Hyder, AK. This type of trip is best suited for the TC, so the Outfitter will go the the Idle Time will stay at home. Wow have a nice trip and say hi to the bears in Hyder for me. When I did this trip in 2006 I was very envious of the places the TC's could go that I could not fit with my Class A but it was a great trip. Caught some nice fish.
Gjac 07/09/19 08:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pop up camper vs hard sided camper

Don't let "age" make your decisions for you. I will be 76 on the 14th and will leave on a ~7K mile trip on the 15th. Yes, compromises have to be made, but if you upgrade your F150, please go to an F250 (gas) no matter which camper you decide on. Will you take your TC or new 5th wheel?
Gjac 07/09/19 08:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Decisions

Hi Lucy, Assuming your rig will be accommodating two adults and maybe a guest now and then, a B+ (no over-head sleeper) would be a wise choice. You give up a lot of storage, but you gain more in other ways. As mag..... mentioned higher up, a used Phoenix Cruiser is a nice consideration, especially the ones made starting in 2004 as identified by having the integrated spare tire in back. If you like single beds, model 2551 and 2552 are nice choices but 2552 is near 28' long. If you must sleep together, consider models 2700 with walk-around double bed, or model 2350 or 2351 with rear corner double bed. Those look like nice MH's. I was looking at the 2351D with two slides and a queen bed. The only down side is it only has 27 gal of FW. Not good if you dry camp.Yikes....27 gallons of fresh water is way too little. Where did you get that number from? I can't find the specs on it. Model 2351 with one slide out carries 45 gallons of fresh water, the tank is under the bed. Maybe the 2351D with the slide-out there shrinks the fresh water tank. 27 gallons (5 of them in the water heater) would not work at all for us. Our 2007 model 2350 carries 41 gallons total and it works well. We do exclusively boondock. Hi Ron, it is on their web site. The 2351D is a nice layout, lots of room with the two slides and the queen bed. Most of the 24 ft Class C's with the full wall slides seem to have more FW at least 40 gals. The 2100 and 2400 also only had 26 gals of FW. Even their 2910D and 2910T which are 31 ft only have 36 gals which surprised me.That is strange. Unlike the other models I click on, when I click on the 2351D floorplan, I don't get specs. I get a financing & credit feature. Oh well. Their web site is not very user friendly you have to click on floor plans then Brochure on the left side, then brochure again in the middle under the picture of the PC, then scroll down until you see floor plans then specs.
Gjac 07/09/19 08:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Newby Dry Camping Questions

Two 6v GC2 batteries would be best, common golf cart size. This is the best option for what you want to do. Sam Club,Costco and Batteries Plus all sell 6 v Golf Cart batteries for less than $100 each, watch for sales. For lights, water pump and 12v controls for refer you will last a week on 2 6v GC batteries wired in series. You will run out of water before electric power especially if you are not familiar with dry camping. I have to look for ways to exercise my genset and almost never use it just to recharge batteries and I dry camp 95% of the time. Once you have dry camped a number of times and you find you need to recharge batteries I would look for a good 40 amp potable battery charger, that can equalize and desulfate your batteries also. I am not sure what kind of battery charger/converter you have now? How many amps will it put out to charge you batteries? Even if it is just a low amp constant charger you can still keep it to float charge you batteries.
Gjac 07/09/19 02:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: 5th wheels....heck of a following

Jay 58, just curious as to what made you decide on going 5th wheel as we had been contemplating going motor home? If you care to share While I consider a 5th wheel to be more work and less convenient than a motorhome. A 5th wheel provides equal amounts of space to a class A and cost a lot less. A 5th wheels gives you more bang for the buck. The downside is 5'er is not as user friendly as a motorhome. I have a Class A now and was wondering about this very issue. How much more work is it to set up a 5th wheel? Is leveling a chore? Is a 5th wheel still cheaper if you have to buy a new truck to tow it? One distinct advantage I see is if you get a small enough 5th wheel(28 ft or less) that can be towed with a SRW truck you can always use it for a second vehicle.Well, it seems like most Class A motorhomes are towing a car to drive around when parked, so you're looking at two vehicles anyway...much of the time anyway. As far as leveling, it's definitely not going to be as quick as a 6-point or 4 point leveling system. But it doesn't really take that long. I pull into the spot I'm going park, if not level side-to-sied, then I put down a block or two, then pull on to them and chock the wheels. Drop the front stabilizers, unhook the truck and level front-to-back. Hooking up power, water, and sewer is basically the same. If you have to level side to side do you just use the rear scissor jacks or do front jacks(stabilizers) need adjusting also? What is involved with disconnecting the hitch from the truck bed?
Gjac 07/09/19 01:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheels....heck of a following

Jay 58, just curious as to what made you decide on going 5th wheel as we had been contemplating going motor home? If you care to share While I consider a 5th wheel to be more work and less convenient than a motorhome. A 5th wheel provides equal amounts of space to a class A and cost a lot less. A 5th wheels gives you more bang for the buck. The downside is 5'er is not as user friendly as a motorhome. I have a Class A now and was wondering about this very issue. How much more work is it to set up a 5th wheel? Is leveling a chore? Is a 5th wheel still cheaper if you have to buy a new truck to tow it? One distinct advantage I see is if you get a small enough 5th wheel(28 ft or less) that can be towed with a SRW truck you can always use it for a second vehicle.Well, it seems like most Class A motorhomes are towing a car to drive around when parked, so you're looking at two vehicles anyway...much of the time anyway. As far as leveling, it's definitely not going to be as quick as a 6-point or 4 point leveling system. But it doesn't really take that long. I pull into the spot I'm going park, if not level side-to-sied, then I put down a block or two, then pull on to them and chock the wheels. Drop the front stabilizers, unhook the truck and level front-to-back. Hooking up power, water, and sewer is basically the same. If you level side to side do you just use the rear scissor jacks in the rear or do front jacks need adjusting also? What is involved with disconnecting the hitch from the truck bed?
Gjac 07/09/19 01:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Winnebago Navion/View vs. Leisure Travel Van

I think the CCC is greater for the 350 and 450 over the Sprinter chassis, at least the ones I saw.
Gjac 07/09/19 12:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Decisions

Hi Lucy, Assuming your rig will be accommodating two adults and maybe a guest now and then, a B+ (no over-head sleeper) would be a wise choice. You give up a lot of storage, but you gain more in other ways. As mag..... mentioned higher up, a used Phoenix Cruiser is a nice consideration, especially the ones made starting in 2004 as identified by having the integrated spare tire in back. If you like single beds, model 2551 and 2552 are nice choices but 2552 is near 28' long. If you must sleep together, consider models 2700 with walk-around double bed, or model 2350 or 2351 with rear corner double bed. Those look like nice MH's. I was looking at the 2351D with two slides and a queen bed. The only down side is it only has 27 gal of FW. Not good if you dry camp.Yikes....27 gallons of fresh water is way too little. Where did you get that number from? I can't find the specs on it. Model 2351 with one slide out carries 45 gallons of fresh water, the tank is under the bed. Maybe the 2351D with the slide-out there shrinks the fresh water tank. 27 gallons (5 of them in the water heater) would not work at all for us. Our 2007 model 2350 carries 41 gallons total and it works well. We do exclusively boondock. Hi Ron, it is on their web site. The 2351D is a nice layout, lots of room with the two slides and the queen bed. Most of the 24 ft Class C's with the full wall slides seem to have more FW at least 40 gals. The 2100 and 2400 also only had 26 gals of FW. Even their 2910D and 2910T which are 31 ft only have 36 gals which surprised me.
Gjac 07/09/19 12:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Air Conditioning Malfunction?

I doubt you have two bad A/C's on a 2 year old MH,so I would start with simple things to check. Can you here the compressor kick in when you set it on cool?
Gjac 07/09/19 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1996 F53 Motorhome Radiator?

Another decision to replace or repair is the core size(tube size) and rows. The bigger Dia. the cooling tubes and more fins the better it will cool. If you can find a new replacement that will fit with larger dia tubes and more fins and rows, I would get that If not the radiator shop can rod out the tubes and solder the leak and pressure test it for you and you know it will fit. Do you ever hear your clutch fan come on when the temperature goes high?
Gjac 07/09/19 12:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pop up camper vs hard sided camper

My wife told me "to surrender the fantasy" I still think I am 25 but my wife and my knees remind me that we are 72. So have started to investigate some 25-27 ft 5th wheels. I am guessing that a short 5th wheel set up would lean less when rounding a corner on mountainous roads than a HS TC, A or C, would that be true? Have more FW capacity than a pop up camper, more storage in general and easier to leave at the campsite than a HS TC. Also thinking you can store stuff in the truck bed like more water when dry camping. And lastly what drove me to look at the TC originally was using the truck as a second vehicle, but when I heard most on here eventually ended up with a DRW I figured I could tow a small 5th wheel with a SRW truck and maybe even the newer Ford 150. Everything is a compromise.
Gjac 07/09/19 11:51am Truck Campers
RE: 5th wheels....heck of a following

Jay 58, just curious as to what made you decide on going 5th wheel as we had been contemplating going motor home? If you care to share While I consider a 5th wheel to be more work and less convenient than a motorhome. A 5th wheel provides equal amounts of space to a class A and cost a lot less. A 5th wheels gives you more bang for the buck. The downside is 5'er is not as user friendly as a motorhome. I have a Class A now and was wondering about this very issue. How much more work is it to set up a 5th wheel? Is leveling a chore? Is a 5th wheel still cheaper if you have to buy a new truck to tow it? One distinct advantage I see is if you get a small enough 5th wheel(28 ft or less) that can be towed with a SRW truck you can always use it for a second vehicle.
Gjac 07/09/19 11:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any RV transport recommendation?

Posted before I see every thing is OK. Hope your husband recovers quickly.
Gjac 07/09/19 11:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short light weight 5th wheel search

Absolutely. I have responded to your "Pop Up" topic in the TC board, so I might as well respond to this one also. In addition to the Outfitter Pop-Up TC, we also have an Idle Time 219 RKS. Allen Camper Mfg. is a family owned company that is turning out a steady flow of nicely built units. We drove to Allen, OK, and met with owner/partner Doug, who spent several hours with us touring the factory and answering our questions. We were completely satisfied and gave Doug the go-ahead to build our unit. Picture of both in my profile. I have an F250, so I can not answer any questions regarding your F150's towing ability. Hi Lynn, thanks for your input. It was becoming clear to me after some searching and help from others like yourself that the TC would be too small for us, but when I saw this Idle Time I thought this could be a good compromise. I take it you did not recieve the new 5th wheel yet? I would like to hear how you like it once you use it. Had you looked at any other small 5th wheels before ordering the 219RKS?
Gjac 07/09/19 10:44am Fifth-Wheels
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