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RE: RV Dealers think new campers are junk

I read the article. Dealers are complicit in the problem. The article stated that dealers know which brands have less problems. They do not disclose that information to buyers. I have no sympathy for the dealers having to deal with the issues as long as they don't disclose information that they have.
Reader1 09/29/21 12:57pm Truck Campers
RE: RV Dealers think new campers are junk

We have noticed the lack of quality control for many years so it is good that dealers are finally admitting what we all know. We were lucky some of the time and some of the time we weren't. The oddest thing was the mice that came in our brand new Cougar 5th wheel before we even put anything in it. All the holes that were drilled for electric and water were several inches too big and never caulked. We had a super highway for critters before DH caulked them all!
Reader1 09/28/21 08:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Pet peeve, neighbors leave porch light on

We just always close the shades at night in the camper. The only lights that bug me is the blue light on the water pump and the microwave light that flashes because I never set the time. I hope I never leave the kitchen area shades open because someone might get upset because of the flashing light inside our camper. Joking!!
Reader1 09/26/21 08:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Favorite foods to make bulk and freeze for the road?

When we go to Nat'l parks we pack a lunch each day. Before leaving home, I go to our local meat market and get turkey, roast beef, cheese, ham etc. for sandwiches. We put one sandwich "fixing" in zip lock bags, mark them with our name and freeze. When we make sandwiches before heading out hiking we put the sandwiches together. The frozen part helps keep everything cold.
Reader1 06/24/21 02:46pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Check in/out timing...

We have never had someone not leave on time, we did have someone on our site because they liked it better and just took the already registered to us site. We did not say anything to them and let the campground managers deal with it. The people were very nasty, we stayed out of the way while they moved. Another time check-out time was 1:00. We decided that morning that we would leave around 12:30. Around 10:00 a vehicle and camper parked on the road in front of our site. They asked us when we were leaving. When we told them, they said we needed to leave because they were ready for our site. We told them we were sorry and went for our bike ride. They got their chairs out and just sat facing our camper. I think we ended up leaving around 11:30. I just got tired of all their drama.
Reader1 06/18/21 06:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: 16% Road incline!

Information please on 17?? My daughter son-in-law and grands will be driving from Arizona to Utah on 17 beginning very early Wednesday morning. Thanks in advance!!
Reader1 06/14/21 02:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: Back before cellphones

I don't know how people enjoyed the RVing lifestyle before cellphones. How did you do the research required for multi month trips involving thousands of miles with all of the complications of weather delays & mechanical issues thrown into the mix? Today is easy. The basic route is plotted out. CGs are found on the fly, usually making a same day reservation a few hours from the dtination. We relied on AAA. One trip we were gone for a month but did the same no matter how long our trip was. We planned it all out, utilized the library and then went to AAA. We gave them our itinerary and they gave us our "trip tix" that mapped out every road we would be on. We had travel books and camp books from AAA and made reservations from those. We thought it was simple
Reader1 06/09/21 08:19pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Back before cellphones

We both use tech a lot, but I half the time do not know where my phone is. I think it do it intentionally...I am not married to a phone. I know this winter when DH was in the hospital, I could send updates so easily so I do appreciate it. I hope families with children still to fun things together, play board games, ride bikes, camp, and shut down the tech each day for those times. The importance of family time for children can never be overstated.
Reader1 06/09/21 08:11pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Campers helping campers

I posted several months ago asking if I had trouble backing our camper would neighbor campers possibly assist. I had such positive comments I was in tears. The gist is that almost everyone will help, but some might need to be asked so that they know I needed the help. My husband was hospitalized and in a rehabilitation center after developing Guillain Barre Syndrome February through March. I knew as the weather warmed camping would be best for his recovery. While his paralysis improved I thought about camping as soon as he could handle the steps and knew my backing skills are absolutely horrible. We have not camped yet due to out patient therapy, but his progress has been incredible so he will be able to drive and back when we go in a few weeks. Thanks everyone for their responses.
Reader1 06/09/21 12:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Train vs Motorhome

Why is it that so many vehicles run fine until they get on tracks then decide to stall? Are the aliens playing games with us? Depending on the railroad crossing, it may be that it got high-pointed on the tracks, rather than having the engine stall. That's one possible explanation. There is one RR crossing where I grew up that I would never try to cross with a MH because of the very real possibility it could high point. Sharp rise to the tracks, on both sides. We have one of those near where we live, I go very very slowly over it, been good on not hearing anything dragging. Just today I saw a MH & toad pulled over after going over... I think he had bottomed out. Mike Many years ago before DH flipped the axle on the TT every time we would go into Geneva, Ohio he would go really slow and try to find the best spot to go over RR tracks, cross them, stop and I would jump out. He would pull into the Winery that is right near the tracks, I would run out and get the cover for the thing that holds the dump hoses and put it back on. Then we would decide if we would go into the winery or not.
Reader1 06/07/21 10:09am General RVing Issues
RE: 1 month old TT totaled?

Our SIL and DD were pulling their TT. A deer ran out in front of them and he jerked the steering wheel, the deer hit the passenger side, the truck and trailer also rolled over. They were not going very fast. Both were totaled. Once a TT is on it's side the structural integrity is not the same.
Reader1 05/28/21 08:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pleated shades, should I tow with them up or down?

We kept the 5er and the TT down when traveling. It keeps the sun out and when we stop it is not so obvious we are not in it.
Reader1 05/17/21 08:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Significant impact on RVing!!

Overcrowding has been a problem for years during peak times, but Covid drove people towards State and National Parks, purchasing tents and RV's. We hoped that those people will miss the "beach" and this will end, and used RV's will show up in droves. This is not political, it is not about our "freedoms" it is about managing crowds. Before Covid we always went to the huge RV shows and talked LOUDLY about the cost of RV's, how they don't save money, and all the problems that can happen on the road hoping to discourage new people. Joking of course...but we actually did it.
Reader1 04/26/21 10:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Eagle Cap quality control continues to disappoint

We visited the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum several years ago. They have a scaled display of a travel trailer being built. A guide talked us through the building and the "inspection" of each part of the build. She ended by stating that the last thing done was a complete inspection of every part of each trailer or motorhome built. The group we were in all burst out laughing. We said we were sorry, but that no longer happens in any brand.
Reader1 04/18/21 06:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Dangerous Pranks

There are dangerous pranks I read about today on RV quilters facebook page. Both happen at night. "Kids" go around closing the bar that goes in front of doors. Doing that makes it nearly impossible to open the door. Kids are also closing steps. Several people had heard about both. It happened to some of them, and one woman stepped out of her camper in the morning and fell because her steps were in. Fortunately she was not injured. I wanted to make people aware of this. what bar? don't think i've ever seen that. our steps are electric and we keep the water bay locked. A lot of campers have a bar that is used as a railing to walk down the steps. It pivots to go in front of the door when you are traveling.
Reader1 04/14/21 06:45pm General RVing Issues
Dangerous Pranks

There are dangerous pranks I read about today on RV quilters facebook page. Both happen at night. "Kids" go around closing the bar that goes in front of doors. Doing that makes it nearly impossible to open the door. Kids are also closing steps. Several people had heard about both. It happened to some of them, and one woman stepped out of her camper in the morning and fell because her steps were in. Fortunately she was not injured. I wanted to make people aware of this.
Reader1 04/14/21 05:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Paducah, Kentucky question

Thank you and for the recommendation for the campground and restaurant. I think we will probably play 3 days. DH plans to work in the mornings while I go to the quilt shops then we will have lunch together and tour during afternoons and early evenings. I am a quilter and he likes looking at machines etc, but spending time looking at fabric will be time spent moaning and groaning.
Reader1 04/14/21 05:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Misplaced Keys

Until I had the remote lock thing, I could not be trusted with keys. I have a regrettable history! To avoid any issues, we have an extra set of truck keys in the camper and an extra camper key in the truck.
Reader1 04/14/21 05:21pm Travel Trailers
Paducah, Kentucky question

Are are planning an extended vacation in September. We plan to stop in Paducah, Kentucky. For those who have been there, how many days should we plan in order to see everything. Thanks
Reader1 04/12/21 07:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Storms and Tornados

Also, know what county you are in. Many areas, if not most, post warnings by county. That is the best advice! We have been in areas where we do not know the county and there are weather watches, never warnings so far.
Reader1 03/25/21 05:58pm RV Lifestyle
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