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RE: Angry wannabe RV police encounter

You just encountered a total jerk. I'm not even sure what he was mad about; your slow speed or that you didn't pull off and let him go. I'm pretty slow with our 30 ft. MH even on the interstate and only once or twice has someone showed anger.
Jayco-noslide 07/09/19 08:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Fiberglass wall bubble

Sounds like "delamination", that is the outer fiberglass thin layer coming loose and unglued from the under layer. If that's what it is I would pass because of the potential for it to worsen and appear in other areas. It's not just a looks issue. We bought a used MH with delam and didn't notice it. My son got a kit and repaired a really bad area by a corner. So far the other small areas aren't worsening but I just wouldn't take the chance on one that it shows on.
Jayco-noslide 07/06/19 12:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Glacier Nat'l Park tips?

The red buses are fine but save lots by using the free shuttle buses and just sit and watch. But I've also driven the highway dozens of times. there are plenty of places to pull off but parking is crowded.
Jayco-noslide 07/06/19 12:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Glacier Nat'l Park tips?

We worked there for 5 summers and it's our favorite place. Not as big a YNP but still big. Do you hike. Don't miss doing the going to the son highway several times using the free shuttles(parking areas very crowded) that let you out at multiple places. Get out at Logan Pass and hike even a short ways in either direction; spectacular. The many glacier area is a must but just about any place you can get to, you can't miss. Invest in bear spray if you hike any as we encountered 2 large grizzly minutes from Logan Pass parking lot. No problem but you never know. You could see a lot in 3 days but 5 to 7 would be better. We like Apgar campground in the Park but no hook-ups and some sites are iffy for your rig. Always been able to get in mid-morning.
Jayco-noslide 07/05/19 01:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2004 itasca sunrise Toilet parts

Call Winnebago with your units ID number and serial number and I bet they can send it to you as they keep all parts even for old units.
Jayco-noslide 07/05/19 01:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Should I tow my Grand Cherokee or get something lighter?

For me-too heavy by about 2000 lbs. I tow a 3000 lb. Focus with our 30 ft. Class C Ford V-10 and I don't sense much reserve left for grades, not to mention the stoping. I had a difficult time sorting out the "tow rating" in the manual but seemed to suggest the MH really isn't built to add much weight. You can't go by what people pull and what you see on the road. Some would tow any thing as long as it will move when you step on the accelerator. It's all about physics; each pound you move takes X amount of energy. Add 1 lb. and it takes more though you won't notice. Add 500 and it takes a lot more.
Jayco-noslide 07/01/19 01:34pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Minnie Winnie 22R vs Jayco Redhawk 22J

Both have a reputation of quality but I will probably stick with Winnebago. We've toured the factory and have a 2003 Class C Itasca. It's long history and fact(I think) that you can get any part for any year is attractive.
Jayco-noslide 06/21/19 08:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Coffee on the road

To me, coffee that's extra work or cost is seldom worth it. I get a huge can of Folgers 100% Columbian(probably pennies per cup) at Sams and brew it in a 4 cup cheap drip maker. The amount of coffee one uses is important. Used to use a press but it doesn't stay hot and no garbage disposal in the MH for grounds. It's not just that I'm cheap, I actually like what I use.
Jayco-noslide 06/21/19 08:46am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: mild rant, contractors and repair folks

I agree. Same thing happens with contractors doing various home repairs. If fact, I would say it happens almost every time, that they don't call back, don't come when they say and sometimes don't even get out a written estimate without being harassed.
Jayco-noslide 06/19/19 12:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing Minivan with car dolly

No question that you could tow it but should you is a different matter. Factor in steep grades, head winds and maybe heavier contents than you expect. Also braking capacity is just as important as power. We did flat tow a 2700 lb. Chevy Sonic with our 30 ft. Class C and that was OK but still a load you could feel. Now it's a 3000 lb. Ford Focus. Personally, I would not tow anything close to 5000 lbs. and probably wouldn't go over the Focus much if any. I found the "tow limit" hard to find and confusing in my manual but seemed like they were saying it really wasn't built to tow a load?
Jayco-noslide 06/13/19 09:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Flat tow setup

My son made exactly that change with same vehicle and he is very glad he did, No comment on the cost but I know it's darn expensive. Just the base plate for the Toyota many cost $500. Then labor at $100 or more/hr. for most of a day. Then the cost of the tow bar, all the wiring and the brake for the Crv. And more. The CRV is a little heavy for my 30 ft. Class C, several hundred pounds more than my 3000 lb. Ford Focus. I would prefer a 2500 lb. Honda Fit stick perhaps.
Jayco-noslide 06/11/19 09:26am Dinghy Towing
RE: Ford Class C with 6 speed transmission

I wish our older Class C had more than it's 4-speed but honestly the 4-speed does just fine. I doubt a difference in MPG would even be noticeable but it would give more options for up and down hills. An old friend has a Chevy pick-up with a 2-speed powerglide and even that is adequate.
Jayco-noslide 06/11/19 09:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Is older really better than newer....

Also, I think that most Class C's have the same Ford E450 chassis with the same V-10?
Jayco-noslide 06/11/19 09:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: people ask why i do it

Non-campers still ask us- How do you keep warm. Or, what if it's hot? etc, etc.
Jayco-noslide 06/11/19 09:14am Family Camping
RE: Is older really better than newer....

A related question I've pondered. Lets say that brand X is believed to be better "quality" than brand Y. But Y costs less and has desired features. What difference does the "quality" make to me. Heavier frame, cabinet doors, etc. After I've owned Y for 5 years, will I be having more problems or feel like its "cheap". I do believe that generally I'll get a better RV from Winnebago than "cheaper" units but I don't really know. We are pleased with our 2003 Winnebago bought used and feel it is quality;yet, we've spent plenty.
Jayco-noslide 06/11/19 09:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: people ask why i do it

Non campers usually don't get why we do it. For me, there are many reasons. The primary one is nature. I get no pleasure from sleeping in a small box with wheels, etc. but I sure like waking up surrounded by forest, or desert, or mountains, or wildlife; yet, I like some amenities. With an RV you get it all.
Jayco-noslide 06/10/19 08:26am Family Camping
RE: Is older really better than newer....

There are hundreds of myths that get spoken over and over so that they eventually get believed. Possibly "they don't make them like they used to" is one of them. It definitely is a myth when applied to cars, trucks, etc. I don't think RVs have ever been made with great precision.
Jayco-noslide 06/10/19 08:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is older really better than newer....

I'm not sure that older is better but new is not trouble free and used is less money and makes more sense economically because new ones depreciate huge. You may get something for the new warranty but picture needing repair hundreds of miles from a facility to do warranty work. Also, when the warranty expires you've got used. I would look for used but "quality", such as Winnebago.
Jayco-noslide 06/08/19 09:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: $$$ to maintain and repair?

Toby dad, are you sure? We've read and or been told that Winnebago keeps all of their old patterns and plans for parts and that you can always get any part for any age. So far, we've found that to be true for our 2003 Class C concerning hardware, hinges, etc. Make sure you contact the factory directly(not an RV repair place or even a Winnebago dealer) although they may refer you to an RV dealer, parts place near the factory.I'll bet the place you are dealing with just doesn't want to go to the effort?
Jayco-noslide 06/03/19 12:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: $$$ to maintain and repair?

Forgot to mention. Just replaced all 6 tires. And it does have 2 slides.
Jayco-noslide 05/31/19 08:42am Class C Motorhomes
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