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RE: building new campground

As a comparison, at least in terms of a stopover location, here's a campground that is about 5-6 miles off the interestate http://www.benchmarkrv.net/index.html I've stayed there once on my way to Texas, and plan on staying there again on my Christmas Texas trip. It's $30 per night, but with Good Sams, I think it was $25 or $28 Concrete pads... all pull through's, Full Hook Up including cable and wifi. Now, if you have a 50 amp rig, there is a slight up charge, EVEN if you say you will use the 30 amp plug. It was only a couple bucks, no big deal really. We use this park often when we are moving from west to east, no facilities, full 50 amp hookups, and we don't mind the distance off the highway. It's a decent place to stop over night. Fairly close to the freeway. So, I would say comparable to what OP might be thinking. Just an example of what you might want to be prepared to offer/plan for. Didn't take up a lot of room. Two rows if I remember correctly. Mike
William B 09/09/19 05:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: building new campground

For overnighters I would go with 30 amp electric only and a central hose bib. No shower house, no club house, no dump, no swimming pool. Just a place to get a quiet night of rest. Probably cut your price a bit and see where it goes. You can always add more amenities but once that money is spent and this thing never takes off it could just be a sink hole. If it does take off you can keep your overnight section and start building a full service section. Well, I don't mind the 8 miles in the least, but this would keep me away.OK so enjoy the free WM or truck stop near the interstate and run your generator all night. Or pay $50+ for full services that are probably not used for an overnight. I guess I should have been more specific in my answer. I couldn't care less about electric only, no showers, no club house, no dump, no pool, I do care about only 30 amp. I'm not starting a new can of worms but we haven't ever stayed at Walmarts, truck stops, etc, although we do boondocks now and then. My coach is much happier on 50 amp particularly in the heat than 30 and that would keep us away, not the 8 miles.
William B 09/09/19 05:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: building new campground

For overnighters I would go with 30 amp electric only and a central hose bib. No shower house, no club house, no dump, no swimming pool. Just a place to get a quiet night of rest. Probably cut your price a bit and see where it goes. You can always add more amenities but once that money is spent and this thing never takes off it could just be a sink hole. If it does take off you can keep your overnight section and start building a full service section. Well, I don't mind the 8 miles in the least, but this would keep me away.
William B 09/07/19 06:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: building new campground

I'll add another full timer's opinion. We'd travel 8 miles anytime if it's a nice setting with reasonable room in the site and for maneuvering. I get such a kick out of some of these comments, it sounds like so many of you drive constantly, 300, 400, ,500 or more miles a day everyday, only have time for a Walmart. I'm curious where are you going? We travel 10,000 or more miles every year, get itchy after staying somewhere for more than a week, and cover a lot of ground. 8 miles is nothing. Good luck with your project. Finding campgrounds is getting harder and harder all over this country.
William B 09/05/19 05:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slides - Monaco & Holiday Ramblers Owners

Had minimal damage on the flush floor and installed the Guardian Plates last summer. Went easy once you get over the fear of doing it. Popping the rivets is the hardest item. Don't wait as the rot can move quickly. No, luckily I had no damage, i could see wear on the bottom and wanted to get it done before damage or any chance of rot.
William B 09/04/19 05:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slides - Monaco & Holiday Ramblers Owners

I have installed them on my front two slides, one flush floor and one raised floor. Chris makes a quality product that is fairly easy to install. I will install them on the rear two slides this winter.
William B 09/03/19 05:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorcycle carrier for a diesel pusher

We had a Hydralift for several years, worked well. I think the best lift, but you don't say what model coach you have. You need to calculate the weight of the lift and the bike hanging off the rear to be sure your coach can carry it.
William B 07/22/19 06:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Please read the signs....

This happens literally everywhere to the point that if some one actually pulled back to the right lane I would be amazed.
William B 07/12/19 06:27am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Balancing Rear Tires?

If you put that **** in your tires, be sure to let anyone that works on that tire assembly know in the future before they do anything to it. It can make problems for them if you don't. You'll need filters on your valve stems to keep it out or your tire gauge. Not true in all cases. The filters in the stem comes from using powder. I have used Dynabeads in my last 3 sets of tires. They are sized bigger than the stems, they ride fine, nice and smooth, and other than sticking them in when the tire is mounted on the rim, nothing else is required.
William B 05/08/19 04:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What Tire Monitoring System to get?

TST
William B 03/24/19 04:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Monaco 2008-10 class a diesel 38-40 ft

Yes, but not from the manufacturer who is long gone. There is a Monacoers forum on Yahoo, IRV2 has a Monaco section, and Facebook has a very active group. The only comment I would make is I would back it down a year or so, 10's are questionable, and 9's are on the cusp, earlier would be better. JMHO
William B 03/12/19 04:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: To Brake assist or not to brake assist ?

I guess it is possible but I can't even imagine how a toad can break loose unless someone tried to cut corners. I mean you have to have both arms of the tow bar fail, as well as both tow chains, or perhaps your hitch broke loose and the entire tow bar came loose. In that case, you still have the two tow chains. I never trusted the hooks on the tow chains and I replaced the ends with screw on links. These will never come loose and will hold the vehicle if everything else fails. On my rig, I would have to have four things fail at once for my toad to break loose. This seems highly unlikely. I wasn't going to get in this discussion, but my FIL had his toad come completely off the rear of his motorhome in the Badlands. It was a Roadmaster tow bar and base plate, the older style where the safety cables attached to the base plate. The entire baseplate sheared off and the vehicle took off across a field thankfully to the right away from the highway not across it. We saw this with our own eyes.
William B 01/01/19 04:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Leak UPDATE FIXED!

On our coach the solenoid that controls the door seal is just to the left of the generator when you pull it out. It sits down fairly low and has an adjustable knob on it to set the air pressure. I had to replace the line on it one time.
William B 12/29/18 04:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel Pusher Tires.

I got a fantastic price on Toyos with installation at Josam's in Orlando, not Tampa, but close.
William B 11/28/18 05:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire pressure valve cover indicators

I'd much rather have a TPMS. Reads out from the driver's seat all the time.
William B 11/15/18 06:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shopping tires now wow$$$$

After 2 sets of cracked Michelins, both in 3 1/2 years, I have Toyo's and am very pleased with the ride and the price.
William B 09/26/18 06:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Safety and security

As for campgrounds, we've been in some pretty dark ones and do make it a practice for leaving a lot of exterior lights on, all night. . I'm probably opening a can of worms, but we have been full-timing over 14 years, and have probably felt unsafe a couple of times max. But we are experiencing more and more folks that light up their rigs all night that make it obnoxious to anyone nearby. We seek out dark campgrounds, not brightly lit parking lots. In fact we are finding more and more parks that request all outside lights be turned off after a set time, say 10pm.
William B 09/17/18 06:50am Class A Motorhomes
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