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RE: Pennsylvania Turnpike

The PA Turnpike gets really expensive if you are towing; You will need an EZPASS or they will "Bill-by-Plate"; There are places where there are NO toll booths; Take I78 or I80 - no tolls
fitznj 08/25/19 07:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Suggestions on single axle trailer and SUV tow vehicle

I have a KZ 18th (toy hauler) - single axle and 3500lbs. I don't need all the bells and whistles and this camper has been perfect. I've stayed in it for over 145 days in the past 2 years and towed it out to Big Bend and back. It's easy to tow, easy to backup, easy to park and tons of room inside with a full shower/toiler and queen bed. Have not had a single problem - Cherokee make a WolfPup 16 which is slightly shorter and narrower but does not have a full bathroom. I'm leaving for a 2 month trip out west again this winter.
fitznj 08/10/19 02:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Garage Size

So I'm curious, what Class C is it? I've been looking for a Class C toyhauler and never had much luck.
fitznj 07/21/19 07:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Renting out your RV nightmares.

A friend of mine does repairs on boats hulls both fibreglass and poly vinyl(?); Take the tank out, take it to a boat shop and get their opinion. They should be able to help you out.
fitznj 07/20/19 03:41am General RVing Issues
RE: New camper with very little info on it.

Call KZ and give them your VIN - they will help out. I spoke to them last week and they were very helpful.
fitznj 07/19/19 04:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electric brakes self adjusting?

Crawl underneath and take a look at the backing plate: If you see a couple of oval rubber bungs at the bottom of the backing plate then they are not self-adjusting. If there are no bungs then your brakes are self-adjusting. They self adjust going forward.
fitznj 07/19/19 04:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Long Term RV Repairs

i can see the situation where a MH/camper stays at the repair facility for months. I live near an fairly large RV repair dealer and go past it almost every day; At least half of the MH/campers stay on his lot for not weeks but months. He has a lot on the side where there are over 10 class C campers which have been there for at least 18 months now (they do move around occasionally). I once took my TT there and was told to "leave and we'll get back to you", There have been many stories here about owners leaving their vehicles for months at the RV dealer even though it may be a simple fix.
fitznj 07/16/19 02:21am Full-time RVing
RE: need advice

By road, do mean in a car, motorcycle, camper, travel trailer? I know of several people who have traveled by motorcycle, so it is possible. But personally, I think I would purchase a Personal Armoured Car - they drive like maniacs over there.
fitznj 07/15/19 05:43am Good Sam Club
RE: Naps

Naps have been part of my whole life (even in school); You can set your clock by my naps - every day at 2PM....... I power nap - only sleep for 10-15 minutes; If I don't get my nap, I drag for the rest of the day; Even when I'm on a motorcycle trip, I pull over, rest my head against a tree and fall into a deep sleep (I sometimes don't even take my helmet off..).
fitznj 07/14/19 05:36am RV Lifestyle
RE: Dehumidifier ?

Something is not right here; An aircon is supposed to pull the humidity out of the air. Dry air at the same temp feels a lot more comfortable. To the OP, when your AC is on, does water drip out of the unit? It should as the AC is pulling water out of the air. If not then you may have a problem - plugged? I think, Installing a dehumidifier is only masking the real problem. All the AC in our campers have dried out the air.
fitznj 07/14/19 05:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Opinion on Resort Fees ?

I thought the Marriott Hotel chain just got fined for doing this. The advertised a rate then added "resort fees" on checkout - I believe they have been ordered to reimburse their customers for the "resort fee". How's this any different?
fitznj 07/11/19 02:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New style entry steps

I do not like them at all; I park my TH in a barn with and there is about 3 ft between the door and the barn wall. If i had the new style stairs then I would not be able to get into the camper.
fitznj 07/11/19 03:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Electronic Self-adjusting brakes

Bought a new TH with self adjusting brakes - first camper I've had with them. Love them.
fitznj 07/10/19 10:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best rv parks around Saratoga Spring NY

I stayed here (Moreau Lake State Park) a few weeks ago - really nice place; Large sites, great setting, plenty of walking/cycling trails, good swimming.... Quick drive to Glen Falls, Saratoga, Lk George. Highly recommended
fitznj 07/10/19 10:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Do I call the repair service or tow service first?

Call road service; they will contact the appropriate towing company and have the vehicle towed to the repair shop. It's up to you but the last 2 times I had my vehicle towed to my home where I took care of the problem. It could be a simple problem as the neutral safety switch which is stopping the lever moving out of neutral
fitznj 07/10/19 04:28am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: new TT what do you change first if anything?

Go buy some Rustulium paint and crawl under you new trailer Great suggestion, I use Rustoleum Undercoat and the High Temp paint (It has loads of solids). I give everything a good coat of paint. Chassis still looks (almost) brand new - I was surprised how much surface rust my new trailer had. Then repeat just before the winter. Oh - a power tongue jack - what a difference and dual batteries. As others stated, live in it for a while, you will adapt as needs arise.
fitznj 07/03/19 03:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Chisos Basin, Big Bend

Was there last Jan and rode the road up to the CHisos campground. I would take that recommendation seriously. A couple of hairpins were tight.
fitznj 07/01/19 07:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Do all campers leak ??????

Campers CAN leak but not all actually do leak; My last 3 campers have been water tight but then I do keep then in a barn to protect them from the elements. The sun does a number on the rubber roof so I prefer to protect the roof. Also an annual maintenance of the roof is almost required. If you find a camper that is covered, it may be a good sign that the owner cares about their RV and may be in better condition to owners who leave them outside.
fitznj 07/01/19 07:32pm Beginning RVing
RE: Switch to houseboat?

50 buck a night campground fees I go to State/Federal campgrounds and pay as little as $14/night to a max of $37/night. Sometimes I have elec other times not. But a house boat? we lived on a house boat for 1 summer and it was "different" but glad to get back on land. The house boat was moored in the middle of the lake, so we had to row to/from shore. I was young then not sure I could do it now.
fitznj 07/01/19 02:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gas tax increase in some states July 1st

We never learn. NJ had the lowest gas prices in the North-East, people from PA, NJ, DE used to cross the border to fill up their tanks. Great, more tax revenue for NJ. So what did our illustrious leaders do? they raised the gas tax by 23c. So people from PA, NJ, DE stopped filling their tanks in NJ. Result? Tax revenues are down. No sh*t. I'm not an economist but I could have figured that out. So what do we do ? we elect a governor who promises to raise taxes. Are we stupid or what? Oh and that 23c tax increase was supposed to be temporary and offset by a reduction in sales tax. So what do you think happened to the sales tax? Are we stupid or what?
fitznj 07/01/19 04:27am General RVing Issues
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