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RE: Winter cover for TT

I think a proper RV cover is a good idea and used one years ago on a smaller Trailer. It helps keep it cleaner and protected to a point. I used a blue tarp one year just on the roof and a bit over the sides. It did not work out well at all. Scuffs the finish and doesn't breath at all. Did more harm then good perhaps. I want to cover my 5th wheel but at 36 feet I don't think I can do it alone. I don't really have anyone nearby to help with hauling it up on to the roof. The covers can be heavy and unmanageable for one person who is at retirement age.
solman 09/29/20 05:17am General RVing Issues
RE: HOA says NO to temp RV for Dr.

I understand the unique and special circumstances of the request. A camper in use in a driveway is beyond temporary storage. However once the HOA begins to make exceptions it's a slippery slope and others will follow. What do you do when the the water leaks /tank smells and other problems arise?
solman 04/21/20 04:33am General RVing Issues
RE: How to order a 3500 to maximize payload?

Keep in mind a new truck with bare bones interior as some have specified has zero resale or trade value. I know when we buy a new truck we plan to keep the vehicle until it turns to dust. Things do change over time. I ran into this exact situation some years ago and learned a hard valuable lesson. Things like power windows and door lock ands a decent stereo don't really change payload much at all.
solman 04/12/20 04:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hand-powered chainsaw -- for emergency use

"Sven saw" works well, very light and portable.
solman 03/30/20 05:38am General RVing Issues
RE: fifth wheel gas stops

Hi OP here, I do not get 10-12 mpg I am not sure who said it but it wasn't me. I get 7.5 mpg and its about what I thought I would get. I am on the road now and so far using the Pilot/Flying J stations at about $1.95 a gallon after the GS discount. Can't complain about price these days. Some of these stations are a bit tight even at the RV lanes but mostly manageable. The RV parking is harder as plenty of cars and other inconsiderate hogging the spots. I rather not look to save a few cents and wind up in a jam it's just not worth it to me. Getting gas is not the problem I thought it might be, I guess I was just a bit anxious about towing with a new setup. This corona virus has people nervous and breakfast yesterday was at an empty restaurant in a Flying J truck stop. Plenty of people at Myrtle Beach though and not sure what it usually is like as it's our first time here. Regards
solman 03/15/20 07:58am Fifth-Wheels
fifth wheel gas stops

Hello, I will be taking my first trip with my 36 foot fifth wheel towed by my F250 SC with an 8 foot bed. Total length is about 54 feet. This has a gas engine not a diesel and In the past with a 29 foot travel trailer it was often hard to find a gas station with enough room to pull in and out easily. I was wondering if anyone has any tips on fuel stops going to Myrtle beach from NJ. I think mostly on I 95 southbound for this trip. Do flying J or Pilot have RV fuel areas for gas?Or are they for diesel.
solman 03/12/20 05:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide out awnings yay or nay?

For those that sweep the top of the slides before retracting them do you work from a ladder or climb onto the roof of the rv? I had thought perhaps a leaf blower while standing on a ladder might be easy enough. I have 3 slides but one will not get an awning for sure as the adjacent patio awning doesn't allow enough clearance for a slide awning as well. I may do an awning on the other two slides so as less to do when breaking camp.
solman 03/07/20 06:42am General RVing Issues
Slide out awnings yay or nay?

Hello All, I just got a new fifth wheel with three slideouts. I never had slideouts before so this is new to me. I did a search on slide awnings this forum, I know that some people love them and some do not. I thought I would post my own query on this and see what the latest thought are on the matter. If you don't have the awnings I assume you have to climb a ladder and clean the roof on the slide. One fellow told me the rubber wiper will take care of it. Guy at the rv center said just blow them off and close them up, is this acceptable? Do you need to wipe them down dry in the rain? Thanks
solman 02/28/20 03:41pm General RVing Issues
Best GPS or trip planner to avoid low bridges

Hello All, I am not sure if this is the best place to post this thread. Moderators feel free to move as needed. We just purchased our first fifth wheel. It's a Keystone 315 RLS that DW fell in love with. She insisted on a 2nd A/C unit for the bedroom as the camper is 35 feet long. My last camper I just traded was a toy hauler with a clearance height of 12'4". New height on the 5er is 13'5". I think I might have to take the long way at times especially living in the North East. I looked at GPS units for RVing but find many negative reviews concerning poor routing and inaccurate bridge height guidance. What are you using to keep out of trouble with a larger and taller RV? Thanks
solman 02/28/20 06:18am General RVing Issues
RE: getting trapped inside a park

Many years ago we had a 34 foot class A motorhome. While traveling to a new to us campground in Pa. after dark our gps sent us down a narrow dirt road to no where. After about a 1/4 mile I called the campground. They were surprised that the gps was still making the same mistake. Fortunately I had a backup camera on that camper and was able to back out out without too much problem. With a trailer or no camera I would have been in a big hassle. Another time with this same motorhome I reached a low overpass with no way to turn around. I backed up a ways and used the parking lot of a private golf course to make my was out.
solman 02/21/20 02:22am Fifth-Wheels
Anyone have Keystone cougar 30RLS?

While at a RV show this past weekend the Mrs. fell in love with this model. Asking price is $39,995 which is fair I guess but I don't think it's a great deal. The sheet price with the extras is just over 51k. I feel I can get it for less but, I am more concerned with build quality of these units. While all looked fine on our walk about I have read of the front end cracks on some of these cougars of years gone by. What is the consensus on the Keystone Cougar fifth wheel trailers? I am leaning towards the Jayco Eagle line with a similar size. I always thought that Jayco builds a solid trailer although I have never owned one. I currently have a Keyston Fuzion toy hauler which has been ok but, has some serious design faults which turned me away from Keystone. Thanks,
solman 02/18/20 04:30pm Fifth-Wheels
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