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RE: Recommendation needed for first camper trailer

Agree with those that say you are not going to get the towing cap with that truck. Option pop up is about your only solution. This spring check out a camper show and refine your plans.
tomman58 11/06/20 07:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Silver Slipper Bay St. Louis, Ms

We stayed there a few times but I would suggest the Hollywood for a better park. The Slipper is a low level casino and offers little. Go to Biloxi for a good assortment. We like the palace (no smoking), Boomtown is ok too . There is a restaurant up on stilts about 40' off of the ground just immediately to the west of the Hard Rock. They have exceptional seafood and you get a lot of it. Good views from the dining room. Have fun but stay away from the slipper. Their idea of a rv park is a narrow piece of asphalt off the road and across the street from the bay.
tomman58 10/14/20 07:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How about a RGV update

Your post seems totally unscientific and self centered at best. Plenty of RVers are affected by this virus and our friends in Canada also cannot enjoy much rving this winter without risk. Till there is a vaccine that is endorsed by the scientists then we will hunker down. Some people think that being safe is overkill but until you know someone that dies from this be it friend or family...shut up.
tomman58 10/11/20 08:14am Snowbirds
RE: How about a RGV update

If you're scared lock yourself down and stay home. Simple. The chance of you coming down with Covid19 and dying is lower than the chances of being killed in a vehicle accident on the way to an RV park. We've been locked since last March. I am one of those with copd and diabetes that and the fact that this country has no plan make me stay here in Michigan this winter and pray for a vaccine by August. You can joke all you want but if someone you know gets and lives their troubles are not o0ver when they are pronounce free of the virus. Your lungs and heart are under far more stress. So tell me just how good my chances are on not getting it but I and many others will skip the southern scene this winter and use caution and science to pronounce our country mended.
tomman58 10/10/20 01:05pm Snowbirds
RE: Winterizing Travel Trailer

remember the hose connection and after you do the pink use a screw driver to push the small white plastic valve in the hose fitting. Do not stand in front of it !!!
tomman58 10/09/20 07:11am General RVing Issues
RE: New and confused

I would vote for the van you still get some room behind the seats, it is comfortable for all and generally the back seat can be folded down for haul bigger stuff at home. I have always had yukons and crew cab pu trucks plus diesels ones. I never hauled kids except when we had a pop up. Trucks do not have that much room in the cab. get the van
tomman58 10/03/20 07:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Changes to Snowbird lifestyle and Snowbird communitiess

We have been doing the southern scene for over 15 years and yes it is warmer mostly. We will miss that BUT if I am going to be confined to a trailer or motor-home without human contact it would be liker jail. On the other hand we have two homes in Michigan and although we do not frequent the northern on in the winter anymore we could. One main stay home in southern Michigan is 2500 sq ft and has a hot tub room and a separate wood shop attached to the garage. A home theater, fire place with plenty of fire wood, I have my office and computer room the wife her sewing room with room for her rather large quilting needs. Plus family which maintain the same anti virus plan as we do. SOOOOOOOO in the end we are giving up the sun and warmth for a much larger environment with lots of stuff to do in any season. Bottom line just going south is just not a huge draw and the mixing with thousands of seniors in the public places is not a a good thing for us.
tomman58 09/15/20 10:15am Snowbirds
RE: Changes to Snowbird lifestyle and Snowbird communitiess

SD experts continue to debunk the media's twist on Sturgis. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/08/study-260-000-coronavirus-cases-likely-tied-sturgis-rally/5750587002/ Hmmmmm, the truth appears to have been blocked. Imagine that. Another source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielcassady/2020/09/12/did-the-sturgis-rally-cause-250000-coronavirus-cases-heres-why-experts-are-skeptical/#35e8cc6b73a1 Apparently we're not entitled to the truth. Believe what you wish but stats are stats and they predict up 400,000 dead before end of year. I cannot see going to our RV park and being in close proximity of our fellow campers without a bad outcome. We will just stay hunkered down this winter. and hopefully by next winter they will have a proper vaccine.
tomman58 09/14/20 07:23am Snowbirds
RE: Changes to Snowbird lifestyle and Snowbird communitiess

We have a permanent site in central Florida at a very good RV park, great friends , lots to do BUT all that said, everything is communal. From the dances to the pot lucks to all the games . Everyone is right on top of one another. Heck when we play cards many bring in candy or other treats, of course they complain about the cards getting "sticky", but the entire experience is close and friendly. We cannot take the chance this season and will still home by choice. I wish all good luck and hope that you make it through this winter as it isn't going to be a healthy one. Take care of each other!
tomman58 09/13/20 08:27am Snowbirds
RE: six and six in florida

Old Mill Stream. Nice park Central Fl.
tomman58 09/07/20 06:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

I drive at 68, tire are rated higher but at 70 the mileage falls like a rock. I do see on I75 many trailers at 60 or 62 this is a bad thing because as cars move into the left lane they leave a 60+ zone and go into a 80+ zone. A lot of brake lights and a nasty experience for all. Sure, only those that drive sensibly and within the speed limits should be inconvenienced. In Michigan that would be most everyone. People here drive at 80 as a norm.
tomman58 09/04/20 06:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

I drive at 68, tire are rated higher but at 70 the mileage falls like a rock. I do see on I75 many trailers at 60 or 62 this is a bad thing because as cars move into the left lane they leave a 60+ zone and go into a 80+ zone. A lot of brake lights and a nasty experience for all.
tomman58 09/04/20 06:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Travelling with Bathroom Fan Running

If you have a later model TT like our Jayco the fans no longer have to be open as they vent differently. they are even rain proof because of the newer design.
tomman58 08/27/20 06:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Electric vehicle mandate in California

California has a mandate for electric vehicles in the future. Just read with the extreme heat PG&E will have rolling blackouts because of power shortage. Noticed this in previous years as well. Do you think requiring electric vehicles is putting the cart before the horse in not having a updated power grid to handle the increased demand of charging electric vehicles? I think mandating any type of technology is dangerous. It stifles development of competing and perhaps better technologies. Requiring a maximum emission output is one thing. Stating how you "must" get there seems illogical. I disagree as anything that can be cheaper, more available and a better mouse trap will always float to the top of consumer desires.
tomman58 08/15/20 06:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Florida closed to travel?

Florida is all about the money they won't stop the cash flow............ but we will as until we feel safe we are not going to team up and play cards, games, potlucks or dances it seems to be a virus breeding thing. If you go have a shot of Clorox for us.
tomman58 08/04/20 07:10am Snowbirds
RE: has anyone seen one of these in person?

Not much into toy haulers but just looking at the rest of the trailer this is something on the entrance level. Seem cheap and not thought out in many, many ways. From the little sink and micro under the stove to the sink in the bedroom. What s nightmare.
tomman58 08/02/20 07:43am Toy Haulers
RE: 100 days till snowbirding........ maybe not

I am hopeful for a vaccine by year end. The purpose of my post was not to discourage anyone but emphasize the need to take as many precautions as possible. I have followed a lot of this and am a broken hearted RVer this winter. I have not found any credible scientist or knowledgeable person that says they're will be a vaccine that is going to be totally workable though even next year there are just to many variables to this virus. There may be one that works for some and then is not effective for others much,much testing will be required for a finial solution and then it will need to be redone for the next year. We will wait .
tomman58 07/28/20 05:30pm Snowbirds
RE: Cracker Barrel

When we travel the CB breakfast is the meal of the day till we stop after 8 to 13 hours of traveling. As stated I like to start at 4 am and by the time I wake up and it becomes daylight I am ready from a meal. We will then travel to our spot for the night. Long drives I have become accustomed to as we cross the US and go back before stopping at our winter spot. CB always offers the same food , quantity, and quality time after time. The one other place we go is Dennys, they are often are our fuel stops and they do a good breakfast especially in October when you can get pumpkin pancakes.
tomman58 07/26/20 12:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cracker Barrel

When we travel we go to CB each morning while on the road. I like to get up early ,4am, and drive for a few hours before doing breakfast/ brunch. The CB offers ,to me, an exceptional breakfast, mama's pancake breakfast is my fav, great consistent quality. We don't do dinner there very often. As a rule I can never park in those rV slots. I have my truck and a 40' TT I always fine room in the back and just take up a bunch of spots on one of their cut outs for cars. Many are like me and do the same with their buses and toads. They are all the same but different but they are their for travelers and you can do them. I have been in places on a Sunday morn or even sat that I showed up at 9 or 10 am and they are packed and cars are parked in the RV slots. I good news is when you find one CB it is likely there is another one down the road a few miles. Get their map and decide which one you want to shot for. Oh and another thing, I try to no go to those that are in a city's limit as those are busier and more cramped. Been doing CB's for many, many years
tomman58 07/26/20 07:19am General RVing Issues
RE: When this is over

Looking back at this post and rereading the comments cannot say much has changed. We are worse off now. We are so tied of this and just want to return to our favorite campgrounds whiteout fear of the unknown. We have lost too many to this and so much has changed. I know buck up and take a deep breath this will be over sometime................. we hope. I think I'll just go wax the trailer.
tomman58 07/20/20 11:35am General RVing Issues
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