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RE: Plug it in or shut it down

Since we started camping in 1988, our units (3 pop-ups, 2 travel trailers, 1 motorhome) have always been shut down when not in use. I've never had any fridge problems (other than spiders/debris in the flu pipe) or other problems related to shutting down. During the season, if you have the ability to stay plugged in with fridge on, it is a nice option. And if in a hot & humid climate, it would give you the option of keeping dehumidifier running.
scbwr 07/08/19 09:00am Tech Issues
RE: 4WD or 2WD

When we moved up to a travel trailer in 2002, we purchased a used 4WD truck and replaced it with another 4WD truck in 2012, which was sold with our Minnie travel trailer when we bought our MH last year. There were a few occasions where the 4WD kept us from being stuck, and I can't say that having a 4WD truck created any big repairs. If I were to go back to a TT of fifth wheel trailer, I would want a 4WD truck. And, if you live where there is snow or encounter snow in your travels, you will be glad to have the 4WD option.
scbwr 07/08/19 08:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sub 35 foot Well Built Motorhome?

My top 3 would be Newmar, Tiffin and Winnebago.
scbwr 06/16/19 05:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVTrader No Response

I got quite a few responses when I listed our Minnie travel trailer on RV Trader and wouldn't hesitate to use it again if looking to purchase or sell an RV. Because a few folks listing their gear don't respond to contacts doesn't mean that the site isn't an effective sales tool.
scbwr 06/13/19 06:21am Truck Campers
RE: Grand Design vs Jay Feather

I'd opt for the Grand Design with the Four-Season Protection Package if you plan on doing any cool/cold weather camping. And, I tend think the GD is a bit higher quality. However the pics I saw of one had a very dark decor (black & dark brown) which would not be our pick. The photos of a Jayco had a much lighter color scheme and would definitely be our preference. So, if looking for the GD, I'd want to know if there were other color schemes available.
scbwr 05/31/19 01:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Thor Vegas 24.1 Couch replacement?

When we had our Minnie trailer, we replaced the dinette with a Flexsteel Easy Bed which is a really great jack knife couch. It was very comfortable. Flexsteel Easy Bed
scbwr 05/27/19 06:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Marcus-- Good Call on Flying Your "Big Flag"

If CW can prove that they were granted a variance for the larger flag, then they should do so. Otherwise, they should conform to local law. Perhaps Marcus is just taking advantage of a lot of free publicity?? Although I occasionally purchase a few accessories through CW, I think the company needs an overhaul and Marcus should be addressing the terrible reputation CW has for after purchase service and repair work. When we were looking to purchase our first MH, we went to a couple CW locations and we were not impressed with their customer service or inventory. So...Marcus has more to worry about than flying a huge flag. His patriotism isn't going to be compromised by flying a smaller flag!
scbwr 05/27/19 06:22am Camping World Accessories
RE: Been debating removing built in dinette/ bed...

Just check for anything that may not be able to be removed. When I removed the dinette in our Minnie trailer, there was a small box covering the opening where the 12 volt wiring came through the floor. Fortunately, it was close enough to the sidewall that I could remove the cover and leave the wiring as a small cabinet was installed next to it and a Flexsteel couch replaced the dinette. When I removed everything, the walls were not a problem. Typically, walls are finished before furniture/cabinets are installed. Good luck!
scbwr 05/27/19 06:15am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: replacement tire suggestions

I put Toyo 154 tires on our MH last summer and they're great so far. Toyo tires get excellent reviews and are hard to beat for the price!
scbwr 05/23/19 05:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5 star tuners

I picked up a used 5 Star Tuner for our 2012 Baystar (5 speed transmission) and I'm very pleased with how it modified the transmission shifting. I was also very hesitant to spend $$ on one but I don't have any regrets now. I read just about every post and review I could find and just about 98% or more of folks that have purchased one have been happy with the results. As a point of information, I use tow haul mode all of the time as it really helps eliminate a lot of braking. I occasionally use cruise control but avoid it in the mountains. If buying a used one, it's important that the unit was "unmarried" to the coach it was installed on, and that it has the tuning for your engine/transmission. You can get updated programming from 5 Star, but if purchased used, there will probably be a charge.
scbwr 05/19/19 05:25am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Intent 26M

I should have addressed that as I know that length doesn't seem to be available...but I haven't really looked. But, if you are willing to move up to a 29' motorhome, you will have options. In my opinion, a 29' rig is short enough for county, state and federal parks but understand that it requires a towed vehicle where as a 24-26' could be used without a towed vehicle. So, if you really want to stay with something 24-26', all I could say is to look carefully and choose what you determine to be the best quality with the floorplan/features you want.
scbwr 05/17/19 07:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Intent 26M

The Intent is a budget level motorhome and as such, you need to compare it to other options. In our search for a gas class A, we looked at a Winnebago Vista which is a little more expensive than the Intent and we could see that they aren't comparable to a smaller class A made by Tiffin or Newmar or even higher quality models such as the Winnebago Adventurer. Before making a decision, take some time to look at a few smaller Tiffin, Newmar and higher grade Winnebago motorhomes. Then it becomes a personal decision based on your budget, how you plan to use the motorhome and how long you plan to keep it. Although I really like to buy new, when it came to our budget, we opted to buy a higher quality used rig that we plan to keep for quite a few years. If you are going to take a lot of trips and cover a lot of miles and spend a lot of time in your RV, I'd suggest buying higher quality with more features. If you're just plan to use for weekends and an occasional longer vacation, the Intent may work very well for you. Good luck in your search....just take your time!
scbwr 05/16/19 07:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Surge Guard 34830 plug replacement

Depending on how long you've had the Surge Guard, consider replacing with a Progressive Industries EMS unit with more features. If you're going to fix it, get guidelines from the manufacturer or see what they will charge to repair it. If you fix it and it's not done right, you may risk the unit malfunctioning and/or damage to your RV. I tend to try to fix stuff, but sometimes, it's smarter to do something else.
scbwr 05/14/19 06:38am Tech Issues
RE: Wobbly dinette table

The first thing to do is just check any screws on the mounting plates (floor and bottom of table) and make sure they are tight. If they are tight, or table is still wobbly, check the length of each leg. If the legs are removable, remove them and see if they are the same length. If the leg ends are damaged or bent, you can buy replacements. You may get better advice if you can attach some photos as there are different styles of tables and mounting hardware.
scbwr 05/14/19 06:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Summer Route & Stops Through New England - Suggestions?

While traveling through NY, consider a stop at Letchworth State Park as its a beautiful area on the Genesee River gorge. Years ago, we stayed at a KOA near Plymouth, MA and from there it was easy to take the train into Boston or drive out to Cape Cod. Obviously, there is a bunch of stuff to do in Boston. At least walk part of the Freedom Trail and see the historic sites. The aquarium is also one of the best.
scbwr 05/10/19 06:16am Roads and Routes
RE: What brands of Travel Trailers are NEW & Quality

I think Winnebago is still making a better than average trailer. That's not to say they haven't had a few lemons come off the line. We had a 2012 Minnie and it was a very good trailer. After that, I'd suggest Northwood products and Lance. If you can afford it, get a 4 season trailer if you enjoy camping in cooler weather, and the added insulation will help with AC efficiency. Dual pane windows are so nice...I always hated the condensation problem in cooler temps!
scbwr 05/09/19 05:39am Travel Trailers
RE: surge protector

Another vote for EMS. Not cheap but cheaper than dealing with damage that can result if you don't use one (or comparable product).
scbwr 05/09/19 05:35am Truck Campers
RE: New Member and Question

Do yourself a favor....either get a tow dolly or different vehicle that can be easily towed four down. Getting a tow dolly would probably be less expensive and you probably have the skills to prep the truck for towing (lights). And, there are used tow dollies for sale if you look around.
scbwr 05/09/19 05:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toilet treatment and sewer hose

Re back flushing: I found that they do help if you allow enough water to get back into the tank so that it has the same impact as dumping when you have a full tank. The effectiveness may be more or less depending on the design of the black tank and the drain lines. And, it's not a method for cleaning debris stuck on the side walls of the tank. But, if you backflush, it will help clean out any debris left behind after the first flush.
scbwr 05/08/19 05:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Toilet treatment and sewer hose

I haven't seen Camper's Friend in stores, but I don't really look for it as I just order it from Amazon. The bigger the container, the cheaper it is per use, so I just order one of the larger sizes and only have to buy it once or twice a year depending on how many extended trips we take.
scbwr 05/08/19 05:41am Travel Trailers
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