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RE: Help creating storage space

Wow! That is inspiring. Great work! I will PM you if that is okay as I tackle a few of these. The closet is my coat solution but I am having a hard time finding one pre-made that is tall and narrow. Most tend to hang clothes perpendicular to it. I just want one 10-12 inches deep where I can hang 2-4 coats parallel to it. I am assuming it is OK to find a wood stud and screw the sides in place. Hopefully, it won't tip over in transit. Mc
speediq99 04/30/21 11:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Help creating storage space

I agree, a small coat closet may fit there. Any suggestions? It has to be tall and narrow. Perhaps room for 4 coats, brooms and a few shelves at the bottom. The 27RLSS is a great Floorplan but it needs a coat/broom closet. I now need to find something that works and hope I have a stud in the right place to hold it securely. MC
speediq99 04/28/21 09:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help creating storage space

Thank you That is a great idea. I need to make sure I have the room to rehang that door and a place to order the cabinet. Some manufacturers think more than others :-) MC
speediq99 04/27/21 10:04pm Travel Trailers
Help creating storage space

We bought a Floorplan that we really like. It has a drawback that we are trying to overcome - storage. We made a concious decision to go in this direction given how we travel. I want to add a jacket storage area and clothes shelf space to it that is not too intrusive and lightweight. My concern is holding that down while traveling. I have been thinking about lightweight cube storage. I wonder if anyone had any good suggestions. The floorplan is a Puma Palomino 27RLSS. https://palominorv.com/travel-trailers-and-fifth-wheels/puma/27RLSS/2573 A potential space is the area between the slide and the bedroom for a cube storage but I am open to any and all suggestions. MC
speediq99 04/27/21 08:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fast tongue jack

If you don't like the question, don't waste your time and everyone else's with an answer. You made assumptions and that is always dangerous. I've had a lot of electric jacks before. Most of them were not only fast, they were powerful. This one is a weak snail. Not only that when the base hits the support point, it slows down to a trickle. It is not 45 secs. This makes things time consuming hitching and unhitching with an Equilizer bar that tends to bind on the ball. Stiffling conversations is not the best way to encourage people who are new to this is and frequent this forum. I have always gotten some really good ideas here. People are kind and helpful, not shameful. We have all learned one way or another by reading and asking questions. At times, the most stupid questions get answered with stuff I've never heard of after camping for nearly 25 yrs. No big deal, just skip to the next topic when you don't like it. MC
speediq99 04/24/21 09:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Fast tongue jack

I will get back to you on the make and model. It is a factory Jack that came with our Palomino trailer. It is painfully slow. I had an Atwood jack before and that thing moved. I do have a 12 inch block to shorten the distance. MC
speediq99 04/23/21 07:49pm Travel Trailers
Fast tongue jack

Any recommendation on a fast tongue jack for a 7500lb TT. We just bought a new TT and the electric jack is extremely slow. Thank you MC
speediq99 04/23/21 04:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Recommendation on 2nd AC

We discovered that our TT only comes with a 30amp service. The second AC will most likely be used at night when we sleep if needed. I do have a related question. If I have 30 amp TT with a 15k AC, can I run a 15K AC in low and a 13.5K AC at the same time? I am assuming both at high together won't work. One solution I heard was to run a plug to the storage bay from the second AC and use a 20 amp circuit at the campsite. This is a last resort but probably doable with patience. Please note that we camp in AZ a lot. I tried to avoid hot days but when you go boating and want to camp, the heat here in unavoidable. MC
speediq99 04/23/21 04:10pm Travel Trailers
Recommendation on 2nd AC

Hello, A TT we are considering comes Prewired for a 2nd AC. The main unit is 15k. The 2nd unit will go in the bedroom. We are looking for something quiet with its own controls and thermostat. Any recommendations? Thank you MC
speediq99 04/22/21 11:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Would you switch from Class A to Travel Trailer

As I continue to pounder on this decision, I want to thank everyone for this great feedback. In my research I have found that while a Class A may be more expensive and difficult to maintain, it could make a big difference when traveling with dogs. I think this matters more than I thought. We continue to sleep on this decision :-) MC
speediq99 04/22/21 06:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Would you switch from Class A to Travel Trailer

It may boil down to fueling. I know you should be able to stop every 2-3 hrs for gas but I have been in places where you have long hill, what you feel is enough gas and you get hit with head winds from a storm. It is uncomfortable and probably a reason to stop but seeing that needled at the half mark point go for 90 miles at best or 50 at worse gives you some anxiety. Two 5 gal tanks in the bed of the truck helps but that is what I deal with. I just wish these companies that build gas trucks meant to tow had a little bit more foresight. A 45g gas tank would make a huge difference. I tried looking for someone to add a 45g tank but on a 2021 truck that has implications that may void the warranty and impact truck in other ways.. MC
speediq99 04/21/21 03:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Would you switch from Class A to Travel Trailer

The unit is a 2017 Coachmen Pursue 30FW. Priced at 70k from private seller. It looks like it will hold its value for 1-2 yrs but I may be wrong. New is 105k + tax and fees (125k out the door). It has lost 40% of its value and still is at 9k miles. It sounds like a good deal. Feedback? I do have a Jeep but setting that up cost 2400 - 3000. Renting a dolly may be the way to go... It is beginning to sound like the TV + 30ft TT is the way to go... After this years tour de us, we will most likely settle into camping 300-500 miles from home base... I am tempted by the buy the MH idea and sell it later but it does come with risks and expenses that may not be recoverable. MC
speediq99 04/21/21 12:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Would you switch from Class A to Travel Trailer

Thank you everyone. This is some great feedback. I like the idea of buying the MH to test it out on this trip and then selling it upon return if we don't enjoy it as much. The only workable downside is the toad. It is a 30ft Class A and it seems more maneuverable thank the 50-60ft rig with the TT plus TV. Renting a car on our major stops may give us a workaround. I hear people mention it but I am not sure how práctical it is if we are staying 4-5 days per stop. I have done a lot of Rving but my wife has not. I love traveling in anything. I just want to make this a good experience so this lifestyle becomes part of our lives. Space wise both units are similar once setup. Traveling in a very comfortable truck can be a plus. I remember the inconvenience of a hot Class C when the cab AC was not enough but I also remember all the conveniences. We have a couple of electric bikes with 30 miles range so we may be OK without a toad on this trip. I was just wondering how people handle the car rental situation, whether this works and if there is a service that delivers a rental to the campground. Thanks again for all the insights. This has been helpful.
speediq99 04/21/21 09:23am Class A Motorhomes
Would you switch from Class A to Travel Trailer

We are going to be traveling for 5-6 months this summer and Fall covering 8-9k miles. After that, we will settle into short 4-5 day trips near our home. We have a TT and a new tow vehicle. There will be two of us and a dog. I have an opportunity to sell the trailer and get a 30 ft class A with 9k miles. I already have a Jeep if I want a toad. I know this has been answered in many ways but I wanted to get a fresh opinion from those owning a Class A that might have had a TT before. Would you ever go back? Is the kind of travel above worthy of a 90k MH or would a 30k TT be just as good? I have owned a 32Ft Class C years ago and 3 TT since. My trips have all been 400-500 miles from home base so I don't have any experience covering 4-5k miles. My TV has a 30g tank. The MH has 80g. so stopping for gas will be an issue with a TT. Floorplan and size are the same. Feedback is appreciated. Thank you!
speediq99 04/20/21 08:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bike cover for trailer

Thank you!
speediq99 04/06/21 08:19pm Travel Trailers
Bike cover for trailer

We are looking for a recommendation on a decent bike cover for 2 large ebikes. We are carrying these on a hitch in the back of our trailer. We just want to protect them from rain and keep the cover from flying away and being too cumbersome to put on and off. Thank you Mike
speediq99 04/05/21 06:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ideas to carry spare and bikes

I am just wondering if anyone knows of a good rack to hold the rear FAT tire in the back of a pickup truck. I used to have a small rack for 4 bikes where the tires went in but it does not work with the fat 6 inch tires in our electric bikes. Thank you
speediq99 03/23/21 07:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ideas to carry spare and bikes

I heard from the bike manufacturer. It is actually not the hitch that is a concern but the rack itself. As explained, all trailers have a small sway. This sway over time puts a lot of torque on the rack and causes small cracks to develop in the rqcknitself.Eventually, the whole thing breaks and all hell breaks loose. I am assuming that it applies to all things carried in the back of travel trailers or trailers that sway. Plan B. Bike on the front of the truck (any gotchas there??) or bikes on the back of the truck.
speediq99 03/23/21 03:44pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ideas to carry spare and bikes

There are some foldable bikes that seem much easier to handle than the ones we bought. I bet you can easily fit a folding electric bike inside. The full frame ones are pretty heavy and my guess is that they will eventually end up destroying something.
speediq99 03/23/21 11:05am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ideas to carry spare and bikes

I am researching this but I agree with you. I am leaning towards tossing them in the back of the truck and skipping the hitch except for perhaps lighter bikes in the future. There are only two of us and we don't carry any weight on the truck at all. I am looking forward to driving the trailer w/o the bikes. It is a new trailer and I don't think that I have ever driven it w/o them. It certainly could be the culprit of the uncomfortable floaty feeling I still get from time to time. I will post the response from Hollywood Racks when I get it. Thank you
speediq99 03/23/21 09:50am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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