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RE: Use of FLEX-SEAL (revisited)

PartyOf Five 09/06/21 08:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Work-anywhere towing assistance?

I haven't run across it, and would likely leave the equipment in the vicinity and focus on the humans. I'll call to the police or the local tow yard and the equipment can be secured reasonably well until someone moves it. That someone may be a paid service, but my priority will be on the humans.
PartyOf Five 09/06/21 08:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: F550 based Super C - anyone but THOR.

Do you have a target budget? Seems too me that super C rise quicker than the others, but I agree so does quality.
PartyOf Five 08/28/21 08:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Parking at Niagara Falls Canada

Increased traffic has turned a lot of those areas into passenger car spots. It's good that you're taking a pickup. Oh, and my info is about 5 years old already too.
PartyOf Five 08/23/21 10:24am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Anyone Completely Redo Their Interior?

Solid advice from the previous poster, and I agree on the assessment. You do this for yourself and it's a labor of love not ROI. If you don't want it bad enough, then don't waste your time and just get something else instead - money is a lot easier to replace than time is.
PartyOf Five 08/20/21 08:08am General RVing Issues
RE: We've had 8 years and 68,000 trouble free miles...

Captain, your story was so nice when I first read it, that I marked it to come back and see what others had written. I agree that in a forum likes this it's refreshing to see positive tales. In that vein, I submit a "remix" of your words for our tale. Just over five years ago we bought our 2002 31' motorhome. We found it on craigslist with about 50k miles. I had looked at so many units in poor condition that we had decided to wait a couple years and buy new when we saved up the money. This unit was owned by an engineer who meticulously maintained the engine and exterior, and a teacher who kept her boys in line so the interior was equally clean. We left a deposit electronically that Saturday (because I had refused to take a check after so many negative experiences). By Tuesday afternoon we owned Da Moose. Over the years we've gone coast to coast {from Denali to the Smokies and just about everywhere in-between} for a total of 32 states visited. Those 55,000 miles have been trouble free, never a breakdown {if you don't count a blown tire}. What has always worked for us is the coach providing comfort and safety in virtually any environment. Add to that the convenience of a Class C that we've taken everywhere, from the French Quarter in New Orleans and downtown Chicago to Beartooth Pass, Death Valley, and Fairbanks. It lacks nothing we need and provides a base for everything that we do. Have I had to fix/repair stuff, of course I have as "Stuff happens" but they have been few and far between. Bottom line... it's good to hear positive stories from owners out there, and we're so grateful to share from our own positive RV experiences. Thanks for sharing, and reading this version.
PartyOf Five 08/14/21 11:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Enhancing RV security

Catalytic converters seem to be a hot commodity these days, you may want to secure it first. There are also products to change the locks on external compartments because the keys are so common, and some people secure their generator if that compartment is not locked. As for the interior, the best security is to park it around other people and leave the shades up so everyone can see inside when you're not there. From there you could add the various security items you mentioned, and I think your approach is correct if your unit is worth it. Half a dozen small cameras should easily cover the interior and exterior, and an app will give you live notifications as well as full-time recording. This will be easy if you're plugged into shore power and have constant Wi-Fi, but could likely be possible otherwise as well. Let us know what options you go with so that we can also benefit from your research. Thanks for the topic.
PartyOf Five 08/13/21 09:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Just beginning to do homework

Google maps said 67 hours from Chicago and 2 weeks felt rushed for us. Maybe you can park this year in Boise or Seattle fully loaded and winterized- or a friend somewhere can check it every so often for you. Then do that much closer to being there next year. We parked ours in Albuquerque over Thanksgiving picked it up the next summer one year for 2 months in the southwest. Another option is to just park it at Anchorage because fall flights are cheaper and I've met a family that's done that annually and just fly up to go salmon fishing for week.
PartyOf Five 08/13/21 06:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: As a Fulltimer, Where Can I Work on My RV?

Depending on the extent of your work, you may need to take a long term hotel option like microtel for a month or a week. Then you could just work in their lot. Ditto with a cheap airbnb in a suburban area. For dry work that takes most of a day, and lot would work like truck stop, closed restaurant, our next to auto parts/ home improvement store. Have you looked at boondockerswelcome.com as another option.
PartyOf Five 08/11/21 10:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Welcome back.

Can't wait til we get a school break long enough to come see you all! ??
PartyOf Five 08/09/21 10:09am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: SEMI cameras

There's plenty of semi dashcam videos on YouTube but bumper view sounds novel. I would add some giant flags or more LED lights. Be safe.
PartyOf Five 07/22/21 07:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Nexus class C

We visited a couple places and took factory tours, suggest you do the same and then compare with their tour. You'll see differences based on what you see and hear.
PartyOf Five 07/21/21 10:20am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Mystery Switch

If it's not a Ford looking switch then maybe it's your battery switch over, so that the coach can power the vehicle to jumpstart it.
PartyOf Five 07/12/21 09:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many can they get in that camper?

Looks like there's a hardtop roof tent on top of the suv so that's 2 adults, or maybe 3 kids. I saw a teardrop trailer recently and the family said it also had 2 small bunks above their bed. I'm perfectly ok with 7mpg to get my 31' of space!
PartyOf Five 07/06/21 10:07pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Are you heading for Utah's National Parks?

Definitely suggest skipping Zion and going closer to winter. It's an urban nightmare: crowds, traffic, lines everywhere. There are so many alternate options vs the big names. I'd send everyone to Canyonlands too.
PartyOf Five 07/02/21 04:05pm General RVing Issues
North or South from ABQ this weekend?

Looking for any thoughts as we look at the long weekend. We're in ABQ with an open itinerary, so debating between Taos/ Angel Fire/ Abiqui and White Sands/ Carlsbad, though we prefer both! Not sure how the current weather would factor in - and holiday crowds. We can go the other direction next weekend. Always appreciate your time and insights!
PartyOf Five 07/01/21 05:30am Roads and Routes
RE: Roadside Assistance

Me too. Happy with these basic services from Progressive, and rolling the dice on the rest. We've certainly spent money on repairs over the years but I don't think they'd reach what my premium would be.
PartyOf Five 06/28/21 06:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Considering move from class A to C

If you're thinking to downsize, I'd see how small you can go. We all have a tendency to carry too much, I have a few hundred pounds of excess stuff on the back axle right now! Very impressed by Europeans who come here with their rigs and what they can fit/ need. I agree with the MB/ Sprinter chassis and fitting into 1 parking spot - why not ?
PartyOf Five 06/26/21 11:25pm Class C Motorhomes
Zion east - North Rim or Page ?

Looking East from Zion, there is plenty to see appreciate your suggestions as well. My question is about routing - We came down from Moab through Escalante and I'm a little tired of steep grades. How's the road (89A) to the north rim? How's cell service going down there? The other option is to take 89 to Page, and see the Dam (but not Antelope Canyon since it's closed) - deferring the North Rim for another trip. I'm guessing grades and cell reception is better on this route -? Thanks in advance!
PartyOf Five 06/14/21 07:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: Loose Grab Handle

We kept upgrading screw sizes, then added a plate to the wall, and attached the bar to the plate. The plate is the full width of the wall to catch studs and is stainless (to match the new handle) which is like the ones used in bathrooms.
PartyOf Five 06/11/21 09:13am General RVing Issues
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