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RE: Plan B ..January travel thru the South

15 years ago I would have said no reservations but now we have adopted the attitude- never take for granted that there will be sites any time any where. That might be overstating but we've been fooled numerous times.
Jayco-noslide 09/16/19 09:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New to RVing

Jayco has been around forever but I think it's been purchased so you never know. We had a Jayco 5th wheel which was average or above quality. You didn't give the year but almost all older Class C motor homes regardless of manufacturer are on a Ford chassis with a V-10 motor. Driving and handling are unpredictable. Our 15 year old 30 footer on a Ford chassis has been driving dangerously bad so we just had a suspension upgrade but haven't had a chance to test it.
Jayco-noslide 09/16/19 09:02am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Road Trek MPG

Thanks. 50% better than our 30 footer.
Jayco-noslide 09/16/19 08:55am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
Road Trek MPG

For those of you with older Road Treks powered by a V8, curious about the mileage. Please don't report your very best on the interstate as the MPG but more like an average real life of both highway and town. Most interested in older, like 2000-2005. No doubt a little better than our present 30 ft. Class C V-10(7 to 10 MPG) but guessing not a whole lot better?
Jayco-noslide 09/14/19 09:52am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

I think your owner's manual is going to be the final authority. It's based on what the manufacturer and their engineers find is safe and won 't cause damage leading to warranty issues. Actually, I would not tow the maximum allowed just to allow for error in estimating the weight of the load. Unless you actually weigh with the unit loaded as you would have it when traveling.
Jayco-noslide 09/11/19 01:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Terrible Trucks

Appreciate all of the interesting responses. The culture of loaning and financing would like us all to think that delaying payment for something we can't pay for today is not only OK but actually a good thing. For the economy maybe; for me no. I hope I never have to go back to not being debt free,
Jayco-noslide 09/10/19 09:44am Beginning RVing
RE: Need TOAD advice ........................

My go-to source for estimating the quality of a vehicle is the Consumer Reports annual issue which lays out years of repair rating history for individual models. Not so much for a new model. For example it will show years of poor ratings for many Jeeps, Chrysler cars and others. I can's say I've never owned and liked some "bad" models.
Jayco-noslide 09/10/19 09:33am Dinghy Towing
Down to Road trek?

We are currently happy with a well used 30 ft. Class C. But getting older and might be able to keep going longer if we downsize to something easier to drive and small enough to do away with a dinghy and all the hooking work, etc. Seems to me that, considering the high price even used of the more modern Class Bs that a used Road Trek might be best. Possibly one for $30000 or less, Compared to the 50K and up for newer designs. I know we would be sacrifising space, bed arrangement, storage, freezer and other painful ammenities. Would like to hear from those of you who have gone this route.
Jayco-noslide 09/07/19 09:45am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Reversible Vent Fan

We had a Fantastic installed in our bedroom and wouldn't be without one. It's the model that's reverseable, with a remote and can be thermostatically controlled. We only use the air out setting 90% of the time to pull through the bedroom window. Never use the thermostat.
Jayco-noslide 09/07/19 09:33am Tech Issues
Terrible Trucks

No doubt I'll get lots of disagreement on this. Just wondering how many young people on a budget are buying those nice trucks at $40000 and up; way up for a 1 ton diesel. And financing them for as many years as a home. Economically a bad choice. For starters the purchase price is up there with amazing luxury and sport vehicles and 2 to 3 times many really nice vehicles.. Brutal depreciation follows. Secondly, about half as far on each gallon as a compact car or even a small SUV. So the overall cost of ownership must be huge. Yes, sometimes we need a truck, such as for a 5th wheel or heavy trailer. I've done that but then my (used) truck was my only vehicle. I guess I don't have a point here except I worry for those that don't really know what's it's costing them. Also, lighter, vehicles with small lightweight engines are way greener if you care about that sort of thing. OK. I'm not perfect with my 30 ft. V-10 MH towing a Ford Focus.
Jayco-noslide 09/07/19 09:23am Beginning RVing
RE: Need TOAD advice ........................

Do you have to have an auto trans? You can find quite a few flat towable automatics during the years you want but a decreasing number as you get newer. Make sure the transmission you get actually is towable. The owner's manual is the final authority but finding it can be tricky. We have towed a Chevy Sonic (nice and lite and a respectable inexpensive car to own) and now a 2017 Ford Focus hatchback( 200 to 300 lbs. heavier and a questionnable trans. but I really like the car.). Unless you have a large Class A with a diesel I personally wouldn't tow anything much heavier (3000 lbs.) but plenty do.
Jayco-noslide 09/06/19 01:25pm Dinghy Towing
RE: TC vs Small 5th wheel

5th wheels in the 24 ft. range are very scarce especially if you want a new one. 28 and up much more common.
Jayco-noslide 09/06/19 01:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Using My Class C RV

We have a 15 year old 30 ft. Class C so lots of opinions and answers to questions. There's so much to learn; no sense in trying to learn it all at once. Prioritize being safe and avoiding major damage to the unit. Drive defensively and watch your sides, rear and overhead. Keep it slow and don't worry about slowing traffic down.
Jayco-noslide 09/04/19 09:04am Beginning RVing
RE: TC vs Small 5th wheel

Every type of RV has it's pluses and minuses. That's why you see them all. After 40 years, we've settled on a medium size Class C(30 ft) motor home with 2 slides towing a Ford Focus. As far as backing, cost, storage, tank capacity, etc. it's as good as it gets. We paid $23000 used so don't let the high cost of motor homes scare you. However, at our age, sometimes we would like a much smaller MH and towing nothing.
Jayco-noslide 09/04/19 08:58am Truck Campers
RE: You're right!

Really, I think there are more helpful posts than not. I quickly leave those I don't like. Just relax and read what you want.
Jayco-noslide 08/27/19 09:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Personal experience with having slides and no slides?

We had a small 2000 5th wheel with no slides and went to a 30 ft. Class C with 2 slides. We have liked and thought both were OK. There's no questioning the added space with slides but units without seem to design so that you don't notice it as much as 1 might think. So far we have not had mechanical failure with our 15 year old slides on our Winnebago but I know some do. Airstream doesn't use slides and neither does Lazy Daze motor homes and I would look at one if I could find one nearby. What one thinks one has to have is largely a state of mind and adapting. I met a guy who ordered no slides because he camps a lot in cold weather.
Jayco-noslide 08/27/19 09:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Where do you search for parks?

I guess it takes a smart phone but the free APP, ParkAdvisor is all we use. It shows all types of campgrounds on a movable map with different symbols for private, state parks, nat'l parks, etc. and even town parks with sites. Shows approximate cost, amenities, distance and sometimes photos and revues. You can also then go to the park's website. It's all we need.
Jayco-noslide 08/27/19 09:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Nightmare Repair

Oh my, post is way too long to read and process.
Jayco-noslide 08/27/19 09:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I Hate the Heat

We spent 8 summers workamping in and near YNP and Glacier NP and really enjoyed the climate compared to our humid mid-west home. There can be hot days (and cold at altitude) but never high humidity. However summer is short, especially at Glacier.
Jayco-noslide 08/24/19 10:10am Full-time RVing
RE: Bad Sam

I won't trash one specific road service but. I had GS and now have AAA. I'd give AAA a B so far with me and GS a C. Have strongly considered just paying the extra charge to be covered through my auto insurance. It seems they would provide road service for our motor home but the towing distance, etc possibly different. But would eliminate 1 company to deal with.Have had claims with both and the response has ranged from great to unhelpful.
Jayco-noslide 08/24/19 10:05am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
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