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RE: Full-time and don't/didn't like it?

More like extended snowbirds here. We are heading home next month after 10 months on the road. We’ll never sell the house, just can’t see cutting the cord. So here is the big observation. Rv life isn’t easy when you approach the finish line. Most give it up as one or both have medical issues that make the lifestyle too challenging. The number of folks over 80? Only 1 out of 175 sites in our old fahts cg.
Jack Spratt 03/28/20 05:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Toilet clog

Many of you are assuming the tank is directly below the toilet. Older rigs frequently had a lateral run which encouraged clogs.
Jack Spratt 03/06/20 03:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Planning a trip Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore, Deadwood Etc.

We went to Yellowstone last mid September. 80 degrees in Cody WY Snowing on our way into Yellowstone The Badlands were were very interesting and should be added to your itinerary. You’ll never be closer.
Jack Spratt 02/19/20 04:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: toad versus no toad

We have a 26’ Class C and towed our Jeep Liberty out west last fall. Class C > 5000 miles Jeep. > 2000 miles We enjoy riding fire lanes to spot wildlife and would have missed a lot without the Jeep. Getting gas while hooked up was never an issue.
Jack Spratt 02/19/20 03:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hard water stains

Muriatic acid followed by washing with soap and water. Wax to reduce future staining.
Jack Spratt 02/09/20 04:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yellowstone Trip

if you have time, take a day drive out of Cody and drive the Chief Joseph scenic highway up to Bear Tooth Pass and down to Red Lodge MT and back to Cody. Great drive!!!! not for pulling a trailer or motorhome! Cody to Ten Sleep to Buffalo and 90 on to Devil's tower. Crossing on 16 is the easiest of the three routes, but not a piece of cake, either. Going up out of Ten Sleep is not a hard climb. Going down to Buffalo is a lonnnnng descent, so watch your brakes. Other than that, it's a gorgeous drive, and there is water and a dump station up near the top of the pass. We did the route in the other direction, ie north through the park and south on the Chief Joseph Trail and felt that it was a lot easier on the brakes, very scenic either way. Going through the Bighorn Tetons on the southern route with a class c towing a Jeep was not intimidating, but all ten cylinders were churning. It would not be a good route to drive at night, as sheep or deer crossing the road are tough enough to deal with in daylight. Mid September it was 80 in Cody and snowing on the way into the park.
Jack Spratt 01/13/20 03:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Foot pedal spring, Thetford Aqua Magic 2

Dometic 310 is the cure for your problem. The plastic shaft that the pedal rides on is probably worn.
Jack Spratt 01/07/20 04:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: senior pass

westernrvparkowner wrote: “The clerk at the local 7-11 risks being shot by a crack head every day all the interest of selling someone a Slurpee. Do they deserve a discount for their service? A good friend of mine was electrocuted and permanently disabled while working as a lineman for the power company. I can make a very good case that his service (keeping the power on) is a much greater need than a peacekeeping force in Afghanistan. Does everyone who works for the utility companies deserve special discounts? “ Another vet here. Incredible that someone can equate working at a 7-11 with military service. Let me guess how much skin you have in the game.
Jack Spratt 12/12/19 03:46am General RVing Issues
RE: V 10 mpg

26’ Class C towing Jeep Liberty 65 mph + Avg 7.5 > 7.8
Jack Spratt 12/01/19 04:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: New old ride

That's...a rather unusually large motorbike! Congratulations on the new RV! Hope it works out well for you. In terms of a toad, I would suggest giving some thought to what sorts of things you'd use the toad for. Many probably would suggest a Jeep, for example, but if you have no interest in going off road or on rough back roads it may not be the best option for you as the on-road handling is necessarily compromised to a greater or lesser degree when compared with many other vehicles. With a handle of ”Jeepman71” poster must be familiar with the ride. We just towed our Jeep Liberty out west and found it to be a great choice Easy to set up for towing. We are not big off-roaders but did enjoy riding fire lanes and other lesser used roads, some of which suggested 4x4 and high ground clearance for watching wildlife.
Jack Spratt 10/28/19 05:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yes boys and girls, you REALLY need to carry a spare...

Bauer electric impact from Harbor Freight $90 about 1100 ft/pounds. Works great if you have a generator. It is hefty but that is why there is so little torque passed through the handle
Jack Spratt 10/28/19 04:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What air compressor do you carry?

Another Satisfied Vair user here. About 40’ of 1/4” air hose covers any situation.
Jack Spratt 10/19/19 07:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jeep towed discharged when towing. This is new.

Towing a 04 Jeep Liberty with Blue Ox Patriot brake system, no charge line. With engine running back one click to turn engine off per manual. After two days of towing starts right up.
Jack Spratt 10/14/19 08:14am Dinghy Towing
RE: Old School RVing

Look at the custom canopy on the first truck! Prolly one of the first full size 4wd pickups too. That 2nd one though looks like a 1/2 ton. The caravan probably all stopped there to tell him he was over his gvw, rawr and towing rating.... Don’t know about the trucks But it looks close to the bridges gvw
Jack Spratt 10/14/19 03:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Those with portable surge protector

Only on the road One save so far
Jack Spratt 10/13/19 07:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Move to Motorhome

Our Leprechaun 260 DSF averages about 7.8 mpg. Keeping it closer to 62 It’s gotten up to 8.3. This is towing a Jeep.
Jack Spratt 10/12/19 06:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Truck inverter to power camper fridge

Great report Nice photos
Jack Spratt 10/08/19 04:01am Truck Campers
RE: South Dakota Advice

Downtown Custer, near main intersection Hamburger and Bun Company About the best burger ever.
Jack Spratt 09/21/19 09:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need TOAD advice ........................

Flat towing our Jeep Liberty 110,000 on the clock with only brakes and calipers. Our third Jeep is on order now.
Jack Spratt 09/07/19 09:30am Dinghy Towing
RE: Replacing all my bulbs with LEDs

Can I ask a question, did you find the leds put off more heat than the standard bulbs. No. Maybe 1/10 the heat
Jack Spratt 08/03/19 03:40am General RVing Issues
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