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RE: Blue Sky RV Roadside Assistance

We have Blue Sky insurance for the rv & the truck. The roadside assistance is under another name, which I don't remember. We have used them twice, once to have the truck towed in for a repair and once for a blowout on a truck tire. Both times we were in NV. Both times the tow came pretty quick and just had to sign a form. The roadside assistance is under the rv, which also covers the truck.
missourijan 06/20/16 11:03am General RVing Issues
RE: What RV insurance company?

We've had National Interstate, now Blue Sky, the reason: price
missourijan 06/14/16 12:28pm Full-time RVing
RE: Niagra Falls Campgrounds

Four Mile Creek State Park is where we stayed. If you stay there you get free parking at Niagra Falls because it is also a state park. Big sites, elect & water with 2 dumps onsite, right on the water.
missourijan 06/13/16 11:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grocery Shopping on the Road

The Kroger markets in the Southwest & West, which are Fry's, Smith's & Ralphs. They have good meat sales and offer points, which gets you $$ off on fuel. We spend 3 to 5 months in Tucson and really save $$ on fuel at Fry's
missourijan 06/09/16 08:59am Full-time RVing
RE: AN AGE OLD QUESTION. NEW VS USED

My take is a little different, I would buy used. Have you rv'd before? Have you rented an rv? We rented 2 class c's and a small class a before we bought a 5th wheel. You don't know what floorplan would be good for you unless you spend time in it. Rent something, go out for a week. See what you like. If you buy new and don't like the floorplan, like others have said it depreciates quickly. There are lots of people out there that spend a boatload of $$ and don't like the one they bought. Find a gently used unit and yes, get an inspection from a certified technician. You can always buy new later.
missourijan 06/03/16 09:29am Full-time RVing
RE: Decal removal

I used a hair dryer and a plastic scraper also. Not a fun job. I also used Goo-gone to get off the residue.
missourijan 06/03/16 09:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Las Vegas

We usually stay at the Las Vegas RV Resort off Boulder Highway, 1 block away from Sam's Town. It's the only park that has 24 hr security at the gate, that I know of.
missourijan 05/25/16 10:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: how to clean cloth blinds

I would take them down, this may be a little challenging the way some manufacturers installed them. If you can take them down, lay them on a patio table outside and spray with Folex, a carpet & upholstery cleaner. I would also try diluted Oxyclean.
missourijan 05/25/16 10:07am General RVing Issues
RE: T Mobile

We switched to T Mobile about 4 years ago when we bought our android smart phones. We've used the hotspot everywhere from CA to IN and it worked well. There are a few places across the country that we couldn't get service but not many. The phones worked but not the hotspot
missourijan 05/20/16 10:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Carson city RV park???

We've stayed in Carson City at Camp n Town, easy access and quiet, reasonable price. Gold Dust West is pricey and sites are really close together. Comstock sits right next to the 6 lane highway and is very noisy. There's another one in Minden, just outside Carson City, again right next to the highway, very flat and windy.
missourijan 05/15/16 09:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Scenic Mountain RV Park

If you post your review on www.rvparkreviews.com, a lot more people will see it
missourijan 05/14/16 09:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where to camp without reservation out west?

In Truckee, CA, there are a couple of private campgrounds or forest service campgrounds (Martis Lake is one). Beautiful area, close to Lake Tahoe, lots of hiking, biking and scenery.
missourijan 05/09/16 08:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lippert hydraulic slideouts creeping during travel

X2 on what buc1980 said. Check your fluid tank first. We had some slight seeping from our connections and the front started dropping. Ours was 2 quarts low. Check it when hooked up, all slides and legs in/up. It should be about 3/4" from the top.
missourijan 05/05/16 09:18am General RVing Issues
RE: West Coast Campsite Availability

Don't let others discourage you. When we hosted at Emma Wood in Ventura we usually had open sites during the week. Weekends may be booked up.
missourijan 05/04/16 10:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to know if a unit has heat pump

My 2 cent post is don't get hung up on the heat pump. Ours came with the combo ac/heat pump and I would never have another one. It takes too dang long to heat up the area. We use the furnace first to warm it up then the fireplace. You can then use the heat pump to keep it warm, IMHO they are useless.
missourijan 05/04/16 10:31am Full-time RVing
RE: CA Hwy 1 Santa Rosa or Jenner to Point Arena with 33' MH?

If Jenner and Point Arena are north of San Francisco this is NOT recommended for an rv that size. VERY much a winding road with switchbacks that put your backend into the other lane. Don't know about 128. You need a Mountain Directory that gives you information about steep grades and winding roads in every state, available on Amazon or at truck stops.
missourijan 05/02/16 09:16am Roads and Routes
RE: West Coast Campsite Availability

X2 on what djgarcia said. We volunteered for 5 seasons at Emma Wood State Beach in Ventura, CA. Even though it's beautiful weather all year long, summer is definitely high season and you REALLY need reservations anywhere along the coast. You can check reserveamerica.com for CA state park reservations. The state parks don't have hookups as a rule. Another comment, Southern CA is not rv friendly, few rv parks and PCH doesn't go all the way up the coast. It starts in southern Orange County, goes through Los Angeles County, then ends again in Ventura County. 101 is the road you will be traveling on north of Ventura County. Be prepared for frustrating traffic and make reservations! Also, don't go on Hwy 1 (PCH) north of San Francisco, don't know how big your rig is but it's a really winding road with switchbacks that is NOT a place for rv's. Find a park and drive it in your toad/tow vehicle.
missourijan 05/02/16 08:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: North Hollywood, CA, parking

Tapo Canyon park in Simi Valley is a Ventura County park, you can only stay there for 14 days. There's also an Elks Lodge in Simi Valley with hookups. I agree on the park Balboa/Birmingham in Van Nuys, nothing special at all. There's a park in Northridge, Walnut RV park. Also, there is a park in Long Beach, Golden something, one in Playa Del Rey, Dockweiler Beach RV (not the state park). Check www.rvparkreviews.com. You are going to an area that's not rv friendly and is pricey for anything. Reasonable cost and CA are not possible.
missourijan 05/01/16 07:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Volunteers needed at COE parks in NW Arkansas

2 Corps of Engineers parks around Beaver Lake in NW Arkansas need volunteers to staff their day use booths collecting fees for day use, shelter rentals and boat launches. You work 3 days a week, Fri, Sat & Sunday. There is a background check required that you pay for ($20) but you get 5 months of full hookup camping. Please contact Ranger Brian Walch at brian.walch@usace.army.mil or call the ranger office at 479-636-1210 and leave a message.
missourijan 04/19/16 03:15pm Workamping Forum
RE: Sheets for RV matress

I have posted this many times. Buy a pair of men's suspenders at Wal Mart. Lay them out in an X pattern under the mattress. Attach them in 4 places to the side of the sheets, they are adjustable for any size mattress and hold any sheet tight.
missourijan 04/18/16 01:51pm General RVing Issues
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