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RE: RV sales are slipping

I look around as I travel and I think; Jeezee we have to be reaching a saturation point here pretty soon. There are RV's of every discription parked and stored everywhere. I'm talking about the already sold units parked in storage yards, house yards, fields, campgrounds, RV parks, driveways, and on the streets. There is just a huge amount of them out there. Then there are all the "beyond usable condition" units left on the side of back roads and in fields everywhere. Perhaps it is time the industry slowed a little. I make note of this as well. Brand new trucks and campers in most campsites. tons of campers clogging up the freeway on the weekends. I also live in an area with alot of lakes. Theres seems to be a saturation of $180k+ wakeboard/surf boats. Everyone has a brand new pontoon ect.... seems too good to be true!Saw a lot of the same right before the last big bust. ATV sales places all around town, toys for everyone, then poof. I used to snowmobile a lot more. We loved riding during the last recession. the trails were always empty. Hotels were cheap and plentiful. It was great! BUT i was early 20's and lived at home. The next one probably won't be so fun as an adult lol.
ZINGERLITE 08/23/19 05:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Check your Tires! Often!

Can anyone not hear "Check your tires" in Mario andretti's voice?
ZINGERLITE 08/23/19 05:25am Travel Trailers
RE: News of RV sales down leading indicator to a recession.

A lot of "business indicator" numbers are becoming meaningless to the "average Joe" who is not a business analyst. Did the RV sales drop compared to last year? 5 years ago? yesterday? last week? Wouldn't it be normal for RV sales to start slowing due to the season?? Heading into late summer and fall - I always thought it was normal for RV sales to fall. In the past it was considered normal - or so I thought. Right, like record low boat sales in january lol. "the sky is falling!" .....oh wait, the lakes are just frozen.
ZINGERLITE 08/22/19 05:47am General RVing Issues
RE: RV sales are slipping

I look around as I travel and I think; Jeezee we have to be reaching a saturation point here pretty soon. There are RV's of every discription parked and stored everywhere. I'm talking about the already sold units parked in storage yards, house yards, fields, campgrounds, RV parks, driveways, and on the streets. There is just a huge amount of them out there. Then there are all the "beyond usable condition" units left on the side of back roads and in fields everywhere. Perhaps it is time the industry slowed a little. I make note of this as well. Brand new trucks and campers in most campsites. tons of campers clogging up the freeway on the weekends. I also live in an area with alot of lakes. Theres seems to be a saturation of $180k+ wakeboard/surf boats. Everyone has a brand new pontoon ect.... seems too good to be true!
ZINGERLITE 08/21/19 07:21am General RVing Issues
RE: How do you store your power supply extension cord

toss it in the storage compartment when leaving in a hurry. Forget about the unorganized mess of a storage compartment and swear alot the next time i go digging for it!
ZINGERLITE 08/19/19 05:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Harbor Freight solar working great!!

Well done!! Lucky boys. Sounds like you are careful with juice -- if the battery is down to 12.5 after one night, you are probably a minimalist (like me). I bet you are not running the television much -- too much fun to be had outside!! I think rule number 1 is to not bring a TV camping with young kids! My wife and i laughed last time we took the nephews camping. They handed us tablets and said "can you hook us up to the WIFI?" lmao! thats not how it works kids!
ZINGERLITE 08/19/19 05:46am Travel Trailers
Wall mount AC Leaking

My 2018 Zinger has a wall mount AC over the bed. It's been leaking since day one. We took it in under warranty and they "fixed" it but it still leaks. Im curious if anyone knows of common problems with the drip trays and mounting? Its on this weekends to do list. I'm sure ill figure something out when i get it all apart. im not under warranty any more and ill be damned if i let the morons at the RV dealership try and fix it. Not to mention the down time. Any input or advise is appreciated.
ZINGERLITE 08/16/19 10:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Are these stickers needed??

Any need for the "Certified Green by TRA" and "RVIA" stickers on the side of my trailer? They both have ID #'s on them. I usually remove any decals and pin striping from my vehicles and now my trailer. I prefer the clean and advertisement free look. Thanks BrianIs there an easy way of getting rid of the "ghosting" after removing decals? I removed the name of our dealer they stuck on our TT. 4+ years later I can still see the outline of the letters. Only reason to leave them on would be if you ever wanted to sell it into Canada which I would guess unlikely... Are you thinking of removing the graphics too? Ours are starting to deteriorate slightly in a few spots at the edges due to shrinkage of the vinyl. I've seen a few RVs with graphics removed but it doesn't seem to look right without them. I wish I could remove ours because I know they're just going to get worse over time. We could have ordered painted on graphics when we ordered our TT at the dealer but we didn't want to spend the $$ at the time. Kinda wish we did now. I used WD40 and a blue shop towel. took the residue right off my aluminum sided trailer.
ZINGERLITE 08/07/19 05:34am Travel Trailers
RE: ? "Easy" Way to Clean Patio Mat?

I wash mine after just about every trip where the site is dirt. just scrub it in the driveway with car soap. some times i have to flip it and hose it off a couple times to get all of the soap out. its held up well and looks brand new after 2 years.
ZINGERLITE 08/05/19 10:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Hanging outdoor fan

i was looking into 12v wall mount fans. for like $50 to $75 dollars you can get something that looks decent and runs on the battery. alittle pricey for a fan but running on 12v is a plus. In case the camp ground loses power or you want to go boondocking you still have air flow.
ZINGERLITE 08/02/19 10:19am Travel Trailers
RE: The "three"happiest days...

i never understood the "2 happiest days" comments. Boating and RV'ing your doing it wrong! lol
ZINGERLITE 08/02/19 06:34am General RVing Issues
RE: TT Warranty question

I feel like everyone treats RV warranty's like auto industry warrantys. they are not. I was glad when my warranty was up. now i can fix things faster/better and less dealing with drop off/pick up. The RV dealership model is a freakin disaster.
ZINGERLITE 08/02/19 06:31am Travel Trailers
RE: just booked labor day (and got a site)

^ standard practice in Ontario. don't think I've ever stayed at a campground (privet or government) that didn't want the names of everyone registered on the site. Curious why you wouldn't offer this? I've never dealt with this in MI State parks. Half the time theres no one there to check me in lol. I could understand the practice. just never seen it done. usually they just keep track of cars per site.
ZINGERLITE 07/31/19 07:33am Travel Trailers
RE: just booked labor day (and got a site)

also they tend to be a parking lot with no 'nature' I can do that in my driveway with less money and effort and no crowd Agreed. Ive driven buy some of these rv parks and they look terrible. just parking lots with power poles.
ZINGERLITE 07/30/19 10:14am Travel Trailers
RE: just booked labor day (and got a site)

there is a clear need for more campgrounds within the Ontario parks and parks Canada systems. they are at or near capacity all season long especially weekends. Lots of privet trailer parks have availability but that's not my thing and we usually only use them for a quick overnighter. problem is where I live (southwestern Ontario) undeveloped natural land is not readily available. this is a problem that's only going to get worse. I never think about private camp grounds. the MI DNR booking tool is too easy to use. Private camp grounds require me calling on the phone. its 2019. Time to upgrade! ha!
ZINGERLITE 07/30/19 09:13am Travel Trailers
RE: just booked labor day (and got a site)

Does the demand for campgrounds on holiday weekends warrant creating more camp grounds or is it not worth the investment for 3 big holiday weekends a summer?
ZINGERLITE 07/30/19 08:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone Travel with bikes inside their TRailer?

Mine and my wife's bikes cost several thousands of dollars. Don't think I want them bouncing around on the back of the camper. If I don't have them in the TT I have enough room in the crew cab to also put them in the back seat depending on our trip. I think thats the deciding factor. a couple of walmart $100 bikes on a harbor freight bike rack attached to the bumper is no big deal. (thats where im at). If they aren't there at the end of the trip its no big deal. Expensive bikes are a different story. Actually it is a big deal if one falls off and kills somebody on a motorcycle. That aside, not bikes but it would work the same. I put my 10.5' kayak on the bed and ratchet strap it down. You could easily do the same with bikes. We put old towels down underneath the kayak. I did not think about it from that perspective. yikes.
ZINGERLITE 07/30/19 07:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone Travel with bikes inside their TRailer?

Mine and my wife's bikes cost several thousands of dollars. Don't think I want them bouncing around on the back of the camper. If I don't have them in the TT I have enough room in the crew cab to also put them in the back seat depending on our trip. I think thats the deciding factor. a couple of walmart $100 bikes on a harbor freight bike rack attached to the bumper is no big deal. (thats where im at). If they aren't there at the end of the trip its no big deal. Expensive bikes are a different story.
ZINGERLITE 07/30/19 05:41am Travel Trailers
RE: How many people have cameras on trailer

i think the only time i could see it being useful is when i back into my parking spot at home. I usually see the fence move from the spare tire and pull forward a bit lol. My fence would appreciate a back up camera!
ZINGERLITE 07/26/19 05:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Stuff in your storage compartment?

Take what you honestly think you will use. The first year I hauled around more "might need" items than stuff I really used. If you forgot something, there is a Wal-Mart in the next town. My only exceptions are, my tool box, a small air compressor and the tools needed to change my TT tires. They can make the difference between a twenty minute inconvenience and sitting until Road Service can find you on some back road. That is assuming you have cell service to call. My experience is, if you forgot what to need, you will remember it the next time. I agree with this. I tailor it to the trip really. if im going to the next town over for a 3 day weekend i don't need the whole tool box. just enough to change a tire and get me home/to the campground. for long trips i bring more. I go though the storage a lot and remove things I've never used. I've learned that "LITE" is short for "tiny storage compartments" lol
ZINGERLITE 07/22/19 10:18am Travel Trailers
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