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RE: Need big collapsible bowl for salad for 4

I've been hunting for a big collapsible bowl for salad for 4 people...nice sized salads but not dinner salads. Would really like collapsible...roughly 6+ quart size or larger. My non collapsible 9 x 3.5 really is not big enough. I've got nothing so far that is big enough. REI has a number of collapsible bins including this one. https://www.rei.com/product/189489/sol-flat-pack-collapsible-sink-8-liters
propchef 04/21/22 06:32am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: What is happening with our members?

As far as no stupid questions, how about the one someone posted on another forum: "Where do I put my dog bowls?" Or "Where do I hang the toilet paper?" They may not be totally stupid, but they are silly. I don't understand what's silly about either question -- where *do* you put the dog bowls so they aren't in the way yet still in a consistent and convenient place for the dog? Where *do* you hang the toilet paper in your wet bath to keep it from getting wet when the "waterproof" cover has proven to not be waterproof.Seriously? A person has to ask how to put out his dog's bowls, and how to hang his toilet paper? Obviously you put the dog's bowls in the refrigerator, and the toilet paper in the garage. Duh. I keep my TP in the fridge as well. Helps keep things nice and cool.
propchef 04/12/22 02:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: What is happening with our members?

https://i.imgur.com/yeDK8hnl.jpg Get off my lawn.
propchef 04/09/22 08:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: What is happening with our members?

That’s exactly what’s happening. There are thousands of us who pull small trailers with EV SUV’s. We interact thru a few Facebook pages. Discuss various aspects of RVing and towing etc. Some have come to this board or others and lurked a bit and then go back to Facebook and mention toxicity of the various RV boards. It’s a shame. Many are new to RVing and want to learn. And the archives here are great. Lots of problem solving knowledge. Like I say. I think there may still be a turnover on these boards. One board has now added an electrical vehicle section. Things are looking up. :). Either way. I’ll keep my feet in here for awhile yet. I see this a lot and it gets old. The name-calling is the worst. This forum is guilty as well.
propchef 04/09/22 08:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Choosing our next trailer for couples travel

Airstream Classic 33.
propchef 04/09/22 08:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: On the road observations

The local lots full of every kind of RV are not already sold. They are waiting for the next fish to swim in. As I have said before I have been all over the East and the lots are full. As I said come out west. Out of curiosity if I pull up a random Camping World near Los Angeles CA I see 149 units "in stock" with listed "stock numbers". A CW location near Seattle WA lists 478 as in stock, and a CW near Denver shows over 1000. Not sure where you mean by "Out West" but it at appears there is plenty of dealer stock out west, unless Camping World is playing some kind of listing shenanigans game. BTW those numbers were for travel trailers, but other categories reveal similar results. And how do those numbers compare to pre-pandemic numbers? Posting numbers without context doesn't really show anything. Those 149 units include anything from teardrops to 30+ footers, new and used, and several of them look like they've been there a while. Not one Lance. Only 2 Airstreams (and not priced too bad!). Inventories are recovering, especially with TTs but it has been very slim pickin's 'till now.
propchef 04/02/22 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best way to travel the Pacific Coast

Good advice already, especially MarkTwain above. I'll just add that the later in the year you go north, the more likely it will be that you encounter smoke and/or fires. We've had our worst fires in October. I'm just north of SF. Even without wildfires, we have a heavy schedule this year of mitigation, including prescribed burns. We're already having those here. That drive is spectacular. I love spending time on the Sonoma and Mendo coasts.
propchef 03/31/22 04:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: are there upsides/downfalls to single-axle TT's?

IMHO, if a blowout on trailer causes you to loose control or roll your rig you didn't have control before the blowout. (Fact is the rear axle of TV is where a blowout is most likely to cause loss of control) Just trumping here, but I think there is a better chance with single axle that the driver would notice a issue with all the tires on one side, pull over and stop before the tire beats the snot out of trailer. Single axle takes less power to turn, because don't need to force axles out of line or slip tires sideways. If fenders are inside body, tandem will use more space. . I would think the use of a TPMS would eliminate this worry. "Blowouts" are a sudden loss of pressure event which will depressurize the tire so fast the TPMS will never register it fast enough to make any difference what so ever. A single axle trailer, you will notice a change in handling pretty quick since there is no other tire on the side to hide the flat. People live and die that "Technology" will save them, this is a case of TPMS will alarm well after the fact and during the time you are fighting the trailer to a safe stop so you will be well aware of the flat. TPMS might make some difference on dual axle trailers, since you have two tires on each side you may not notice much change in handling.. But in reality no one should ever rely on TPMS to tell the hole story, it is not a substitute for physical inspections, should always check your tire pressures daily and verify that the tires do not have any physical changes or damages whenever you get out of the vehicle for rest stops.. I always do a quick walk around my trailer and vehicle to verify both do not have any noticeable physical damage to the tires. I make sure they appear to have "normal" aired up look meaning that they look like they have plenty of air pressure every time we fuel up, or stop for rests or food. I was responding to a post that was describing losing one tire and not noticing, causing further damage to the trailer. The TPMS will tell you immediately, checking visually before you leave will not. I never suggested one should rely on it to tell the hole (sic) story.
propchef 03/23/22 04:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: are there upsides/downfalls to single-axle TT's?

IMHO, if a blowout on trailer causes you to loose control or roll your rig you didn't have control before the blowout. (Fact is the rear axle of TV is where a blowout is most likely to cause loss of control) Just trumping here, but I think there is a better chance with single axle that the driver would notice a issue with all the tires on one side, pull over and stop before the tire beats the snot out of trailer. Single axle takes less power to turn, because don't need to force axles out of line or slip tires sideways. If fenders are inside body, tandem will use more space. . I would think the use of a TPMS would eliminate this worry.
propchef 03/23/22 12:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: New to site. Looking for advice between 2 TT models.

The Rockwood would be several thousand cheaper (7-8k) and would come with a transferable warranty. I'd double-check that "warranty." Forest River TTs have warranties that are only for the original owner and aren't transferable. Most TTs don't have transferable warranties. The verbiage: "The Forest River, Inc. (“Forest River”) Limited Warranty covers this recreational vehicle (“RV”) for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase of the RV by the first retail purchaser when purchased from an independently owned and authorized Forest River dealer. This Limited Warranty only applies to the first retail purchaser of the RV. This Limited Warranty does not cover those items identified in the “Exclusions From Coverage” section of this Limited Warranty." "first retail purchaser" being the keywords here.
propchef 03/23/22 08:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Recent report on RV sales in January 2022

Gas prices will absolutely tank RV sales. I can't believe the number of posts on FB where people are selling their RV's because the don't like the lifestyle, can't afford the RV, and latest, can't afford the gas to take their RV somewhere. I talked to a Class A owner in FL that is thinking of paying storage fees to keep it in FL and flying home, because it's cheaper than driving it back up North. Not sure I believe the numbers. Suppose that Class A gets 6 mpg, and the "trip north" is 1500 miles. That's 266 gallons @ $5.50 a gallon equalling $1,463. That's gonna be a very cheap ticket and storage fees to come out ahead, then he'll have to return to retrieve it. It's all cyclical. Drive slower and take shorter trips, at least for a few months.
propchef 03/12/22 03:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: What's the Market Like out there for buying used?

I don't think I would be any worse off than if your cash paid truck and RV were totaled by an uninsured driver or natural disaster. Yes there is insurance,there are also deductibles, personal items, depreciation, loss of use etc.. Would you be made 100% whole by your insurance .. I doubt it. Much in the same way my investments could sour. I doubt the investments would sour to zero. I doubt the claim would pay zero. But both scenarios could suffer a loss. I don't think there is anything wrong with paying cash. My point is paying cash does not guarantee the best deal, it is not foolproof, it does not mean you will RV happily ever after vs. a financed purchase. As always the devil is in the details. The End.So, your financed stuff would get fully paid for by insurance? I can tell you it won't. This actually happened to my brother. His financed car was totalled. The insurance paid. He still owed money on a car he no longer had. If your brother had gap insurance he'd be fine. Your obsession with risk is yours to own. Nothing in life is risk-free. Even cash. Your cash is worth less now than it was last year. If you had investments you could have avoided that. I bought a home in Florida in 2005. I lost my behind because of the housing crash. I bought a house in CA in 2017. The increase in value will pay for my next home. Walking across the street is risky. Cash is no longer king.
propchef 03/09/22 07:32am Travel Trailers
RE: What's the Market Like out there for buying used?

I still have the money, invested and paying me nicely, I can pay off the loan anytime I feel it’s a losing proposition to keep it. Your money on the other hand is now long gone and stopped paying you anything the minute you gave it to the dealer.I still have money to invest. What are you investing in that pays so much with zero risk? I want to get in on it. Is your RV perfect? Risk-free? Probably not. Yes, you still have money left, but that wasn't his point. His money works for him and he used someone else's money to buy his RV. Risk is relative.
propchef 03/08/22 06:35am Travel Trailers
RE: What's the Market Like out there for buying used?

I pay cash because I can, and I hate payments. 0% interet loans just have the cost baked into the purchase price. All the companies making such offers have much more expensive properties than the people they are making loans to.... That isn't an accident.It is their buisiness to make their customers feel they got a great deal, while they make bank off of them. Only if you're using the seller's financing. If I can get a loan at 2.5% from my CU, and my "cash" is earning 4-6% in various accounts then it makes sense. AND then I can itemize the interest because it qualifies as a second home. Yes, I'd borrow every time. With interest rates going back up, all bets are off. YMMV
propchef 03/06/22 01:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: The RV Demand Continues

I don't think it's quite as gloomy as all that, but I do think the bubble has burst, or at least is leaking a little. The tech bubble was an overvaluation issue with virtual "assets" 08/09 was the housing bubble What we're seeing is a supply and demand issue for the most part(the rest being supply chain issues). Demand, driven by a pandemic went up at the same time that the ability to manufacture said units went down, adding to the backup. I think what we'll see this year is again, driven by supply and demand. Supply is catching up and demand, while strong, seems to be level. Maybe it's the time of year, who knows. Regardless, by next fall I think inventory levels will have mostly recovered for new units and that will push down used prices.
propchef 03/03/22 11:32am General RVing Issues
RE: What's the Market Like out there for buying used?

Just sold a very small TT so we can upgrade We want a cash deal...man, is it expensive out there still? Question- the 2015 I am looking at is very clean.. but I need to see in person!!! It is under 30' Jayco Jay flight it is Murphy bed and bunks. Asking $14,500. I think its a little high but dealerships are even worse. It is exactly what I am looking for. Thoughts and experiences please! If it's exactly what you want and fits your budget, do it. Waiting is a gamble.
propchef 03/03/22 11:22am Travel Trailers
RE: 2014 Expedition towing Airstream

Except Expeditions are HALF ton. “ A 3/4 ton can handle any AS made. OP will be fine with his Expedition. Relax. You're good.” And? Watch your loading and use a WDH and he'll be fine. ASs are towed with half-tons, sedans, and SUVs safely and stably all the time. Even the 30 footers.
propchef 03/02/22 01:33pm Towing
RE: 2014 Expedition towing Airstream

A 3/4 ton can handle any AS made. OP will be fine with his Expedition. Relax. You're good.
propchef 03/02/22 07:14am Towing
RE: RV Fuel Issues & Prices - Post 'Em Here!

I still want to know, in layman's terms, why the heck we EXPORT so much oil, and why the heck we IMPORT so much oil??? We pump oil that is the wrong type to be processed by our US refiners so we mostly export that oil and then import the oil our refiners are setup for. We been doing this for years and never have had enough sense to spend the money to change this scenario. We never do learn until it's way too late. It's because the newer technologies made it financially viable to extract oil (tar) when it wasn't previously feasible. We had by that time already set up our refineries. The discussion is now about energy, not continuing the draining of a finite resource.
propchef 02/22/22 10:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Interesting new EV travel trailer from Airstream.

There's a guy on the AS forums who is in the final stages of an electric Globetrotter 25 FBT. It's amazing. He's even figured out how to use the generator from his F150 while towing. It's impressive. He uses two diesel Espar heaters for the inside heat. 2-burner induction and a Bosch electric 8-gallon water heater. He took weight into consideration, both overall (it went down) and where it's placed. It's an amazing build and built to boondock.
propchef 02/11/22 07:11pm Travel Trailers
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