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RE: What size sheets do you use for the beds In toy hauler

In our old toyhauler I used King sheets. They didn't quite fit (too big) but the queen didn't fit either. The happijack beds are not the same size as an RV king or queen.
JAC1982 05/10/21 01:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for SUV recommendation

What price point?
JAC1982 03/31/21 04:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lock em up... a long story

Yeah, don't be sharing information about neighbors. I also learned to take out my phone and take pictures of vehicles and drivers/people in them when they are going around trying to sealcoat your driveway or sell anything or other gypsy BS scams. I don't care if it's not polite, they leave pretty quick when the camera comes out. Never believe BS lost dog stories or other garbage from strangers. This was my first thought... I'd be pretty annoyed if my neighbor told a random person driving down my street that I wasn't home (or in this case, hard of hearing).
JAC1982 03/31/21 03:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best time to buy new?

I agree with "right after school starts" but remember that NEW loses half its price (not value to you, but resale price) in the first 15 months. Gently used?? Err, I'm not sure this is accurate. Yes, they lose value, but not 50% at 15 months, at least not right now. We traded in a toyhauler last year that was 3 years old, and it lost around 25% of original purchase price when brand new.
JAC1982 03/22/21 08:35am Beginning RVing
RE: Value of used RV

For that age, I'd probably do a nationwide search on RV Trader or Facebook Marketplace to see if similar ones to mine were for sale, and for how much. But I would agree that right now is a good time to sell.
JAC1982 03/22/21 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Here she is - our new to us 5th wheel

Hey there! Look forward to seeing your trip stories over here. We crossed over from the toyhauler world last year and love all the living and kitchen space we have now.
JAC1982 03/18/21 01:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 3/4 or 1 ton SUV ?

For those that think “who can afford/buy a $80-90k suv?” Get over it. If it’s not for you, it’s not for you. He!! I think GMC sells more Denali's than regular trucks anymore. I can think of a half dozen guys, just in our circle of people that are driving diesel Denali’s and don’t haul anything other than their fat @ss to the office or a load of beauty bark for the flower beds. Make em tough looking. Some rock slider looking running boards and a ladder on the rear barn door. And offer a Denali type version for those that want a 1000ft lb Escalade. They’ll sell. And at the same or higher profit margin than trucks. I bet theyd sell 50,000 of them a year just in Texas!! Gritdog, all of this is cracking me up. Note the F350 Tremor in my signature. It's my husband's "grocery getter". He's hauled some tile in it for our basement remodel but that's about it. It could tow the camper if needed, but that's what the dually is for. My own vehicle is an Explorer ST :) We like nice trucks/cars and have the money so why not. I should add that my neighborhood is full of super nice trucks and pricey SUV's (Expeditions, Yukons, Escalades). So clearly people are buying them.
JAC1982 03/04/21 12:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Potentially dangerous mistake in March RV Magazine

People still read magazines?
JAC1982 03/03/21 01:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wonder if truck makers will start making 10001 # 1/2 tons.

I'm a big ol' liberal and even I can recognize that electric vehicles, as things stand now, are not practical for everyone. The initial cost is one thing. But the infrastructure to support them is another. I think of families who live in large apartment complexes or buildings. Where would they all charge their vehicles? Who is going to pay for the charging units to be installed in these places? Who will be maintaining them? Will the apartments charge the tenants to use them? What about at large employers like warehouses or factories, is the employer going to pay to install 100 charging stations for employees to use? As for the cost, even for non-electric cars, it's difficult to find a brand new car that is sub-20k anymore. Especially for a family with more than 2 kids. And the long term reliability of the current electric vehicles is still too much of an unknown to make the used market super viable, whereas a lower income family can probably find a mostly-reliable used gas vehicle. I have a friend with a Tesla. He likes to take road trips where he just wanders around to explore. He's limited to where he can go now because of the need for charging the car. He has acknowledged that buying the Tesla probably wasn't the best idea for him and his hobby. I have another friend who would love to have one, but to install a charging station at her house would be quite costly (she does not have electric at all where they park their vehicles at their house). Might work out in the long run vs the cost of gas, but it's a big up front expense. Now, some of this will probably be figured out in 10 years... but there's still a long way to go to make them viable for the vast majority of the population.
JAC1982 02/24/21 08:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Montana HC vs Heritage Glen 1500lb Diff?

What kind of slides does the Heritage Glen have? Cable or hydraulic? I don't know if that would account for 1500lbs but MHC's have cable slides. The MHC has a front window, the Heritage Glen does not. We have the same window in our MHC and it's quite large so I imagine it weighs a decent amount. The Montana also has a larger wardrobe, what appears to be more counterspace in the kitchen, and actual cabinets dividing the living and kitchen area vs just a wall. All of these things could add up to 1500 more lbs.
JAC1982 02/22/21 01:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for New Fifth Wheel with Bigger Windows

One of the reasons we chose our Solitude 2930RL. 34-4" https://i.imgur.com/q5wIoskl.jpg Yup, these are like ours! Love them. We don't full time so we don't miss the cabinets.
JAC1982 02/18/21 12:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for New Fifth Wheel with Bigger Windows

All the windows are one of the reasons I love my Keystone Montana High Country 294RL. Tons of windows in the main living area (7), and 3 in the bedroom including a giant one in the front cap. The photos on their website don't do it justice as they have all the shades drawn, but there's lots of Youtube video walkthroughs. We also have the light gray interior which makes it feel even brighter.
JAC1982 02/16/21 01:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shortest 5th Wheel with King Bed Option

My Keystone Montana High Country 294RL is 34'0" and has a king bed. They also have the 280/281CK that 32'2" and I'm pretty sure you can get it with a king bed as it's the same exact bedroom/bathroom layout as my 294, it loses the length in the living space instead.
JAC1982 02/16/21 01:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for I70 alterantives Colorado trip in February - .

Errr yeah I70 only really stinks when the snow is actively coming down. They keep it very clear, and when you see the big accidents, that's when people are traveling in the blizzardy conditions. Since you're not in a hurry, you can plan the crossing when the weather is good. Like we have had barely any wintery days here this year. The NM route can be your backup plan. When I moved cross country (Chicago to CA that time) in winter, I took the I-70 route, but the movers took the NM route.
JAC1982 01/28/21 02:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: Montana Fifth Wheel

We looked at every 5th wheel offering from Keystone when shopping... even the real cheap ones, and then Cougars and Montana High Countrys and Montanas. Each one was progressively nicer than the last and we settled on the MHC.
JAC1982 01/28/21 02:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Voltage Triton 3521

Gotta say, really bummed. This floor plan fits us perfectly I wouldn't be that bummed. I looked and it does seem like a really nice floor plan. Yes, I said it seemed lower quality than what we ended up buying. But what we bought also cost more. Go look at it yourself, and see what you think. In the end, IMO, it's less about the manufacturer these days, and more about finding a good dealer that is good to work with on repairs (ie not Camping World or Gander).
JAC1982 01/28/21 02:00pm Toy Haulers
RE: Directv

We have DirecTV, with service at our home in Colorado. When we use our Winegard dish while traveling with DirecTV service, we still get the Denver local channels. If you want the local channels I don't think DirecTV offers a service like that, at least not one that's a total PITA to deal with as you move around. From what I read, Dish is more RV friendly. We aren't switching because Dish doesn't have our local sports station, and also we don't travel enough for it to be a big deal to not have local to our location stations.
JAC1982 01/28/21 01:35pm Technology Corner
RE: 38' toy hauler suggestions

Also late here, but finding one under 38 but with a half bath and 12' garage is going to be tough. Our last rig was a Keystone Impact 351 and it had everything you listed but the half bath right around 38', and there wasn't much living space at all. Otherwise we were happy with it, but the living space is why we ended up trading it for a traditional 5th wheel that's 34'. Doesn't appear they make the 351 anymore either. The 367 might fit the bill except it's 39'.
JAC1982 01/26/21 01:35pm Toy Haulers
RE: Questions for Quilters

My wife became more and more serious about quilting. This was just one of the reasons we quit fulltiming (in our 40 ft Dutch Star motorhome). AND NOW, she needs a BIGGER brick house (not kidding). My mother (93) has been quilting her whole life. She lives alone and likes to keep busy. She has made and given away over 1400 masks so far and it looks like she will never run out of cloth. She said she did run out of copper wire and had to buy some, she has material enough to last for years. The fabric hoard of quilters is no joke. I just spent a Saturday helping my mom organize her sewing room. So.Much.Fabric. But all that fabric came in handy when it came to making masks to give away. I appreciated her skills as a recipient of said free masks in any color I wanted.
JAC1982 01/26/21 01:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Voltage Triton 3521

You may want to go put this in the Toy Hauler form. We looked at the Triton's when shopping back in 2017 for our Toyhauler. They were slightly cheaper than the Impact we ended up buying. They felt a lot cheaper in terms of materials used etc. And at the time, didn't come with auto-leveling even as an option which killed it for us. We were very happy with our Keystone Impact. No major issues other than the front AC died on one of our first trips... but that was an issue with Dometic. Also the gray exterior faded super fast, as we had it parked outside in the sun. I noticed they got rid of the gray exteriors now. We only traded it in because we decided we wanted a shorter traditional 5th wheel.
JAC1982 01/26/21 01:14pm Toy Haulers
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