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RE: Justifying the cost of a Travel Trailer

Ahhh you're one of them, accidents happen. Stay the heck away from me. Definitely stay away from you cuz you're clearly "one of them":E
Jay Coe 11/26/18 06:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Justifying the cost of a Travel Trailer

Insurance - buy an older trailer and you don't need it. I would never dream of wasting money to insure my $4500 TT, or my $3600 atv, or my $2500 snowmobile or the $2200 trailer it lives in. Nor do I carry full coverage on my $5000 Suburban or $3000 motorcycle. If I had to buy insurance for all my toys, I couldn't afford to have them. I'd much rather have them and risk losing them, than not have them in the first place. (oh yeah, just bought another boat which will not be insured either) God help ya when one of your "toys" does damage to something or someone, not a gamble I'm willing to take. REAL EASY way to lose everything you have...... Did you miss the sentence where I said I would rather have them and risk losing them than never have them at all? In the grand scheme of life it's a really tiny risk compared to so many other things that can F you over. Hit someone on either the ATV or snowmobile and you'll lose much more than the toy. Nothing else to lose. Pretty much judgement proof. Disability can't be touched, no savings or investments. The toys are it. And why would I hit anybody? I know how to drive both, quite well.
Jay Coe 11/25/18 08:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Justifying the cost of a Travel Trailer

Insurance - buy an older trailer and you don't need it. I would never dream of wasting money to insure my $4500 TT, or my $3600 atv, or my $2500 snowmobile or the $2200 trailer it lives in. Nor do I carry full coverage on my $5000 Suburban or $3000 motorcycle. If I had to buy insurance for all my toys, I couldn't afford to have them. I'd much rather have them and risk losing them, than not have them in the first place. (oh yeah, just bought another boat which will not be insured either) God help ya when one of your "toys" does damage to something or someone, not a gamble I'm willing to take. REAL EASY way to lose everything you have...... Did you miss the sentence where I said I would rather have them and risk losing them than never have them at all? In the grand scheme of life it's a really tiny risk compared to so many other things that can F you over.
Jay Coe 11/25/18 07:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Justifying the cost of a Travel Trailer

Insurance - buy an older trailer and you don't need it. I would never dream of wasting money to insure my $4500 TT, or my $3600 atv, or my $2500 snowmobile or the $2200 trailer it lives in. Nor do I carry full coverage on my $5000 Suburban or $3000 motorcycle. If I had to buy insurance for all my toys, I couldn't afford to have them. I'd much rather have them and risk losing them, than not have them in the first place. (oh yeah, just bought another boat which will not be insured either) Pop-ups - just like hybrid TTs, you're still sleeping in a tent with all its attendant lack of sound isolation and claminess whenever it's damp/raining. I tent camped and borrowed a pop-up and bought a hard side TT that is at least 8 million times more comfortable.
Jay Coe 11/24/18 06:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Justifying the cost of a Travel Trailer

Only you can answer that question. Like any form of recreation, it's what it's worth to you. I bought mine specifically to camp at a race track because being there 24/7 for 4 days was so much more enjoyable than spending the day there and then having to drive to a hotel. I also only paid $4500 for a super clean 30' Jayco
Jay Coe 11/23/18 04:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: It leans away from Trees

Don't you drive on the left in Australia? Door is curbside.
Jay Coe 11/16/18 07:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hitch Hotel

I can do all that in the back of my Suburban.
Jay Coe 11/02/18 09:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Should I buy a hybrid RV/boat or just tow a boat

My parks are RVs only. Know many other park owners who operate the same way. We don't allow schoolies or homebuilts and we don't allow semis even though they have sleepers. A boat being used as an RV is something else that would not be allowed. Well that's arrogant. If someone pays the fee, they should be able to camp in whatever they have. I've seen some **** creative school buses and homebuilts. If I put a ton of effort into fixing one up and got turned away at a campground, I'd be pissed! And I'd tear you a new one on Yelp. What the f*ck? This site gave me 4 asterisks for d a m n but I can say pissed? Stupid site!
Jay Coe 11/02/18 09:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Parking (and staying) on a Slope

Maybe the Bals will, but the Camcos won't. I think they put a lot more surface area on the tire. Remember I'm talking about with 4 wedge chocks as well.
Jay Coe 10/31/18 09:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Parking (and staying) on a Slope

https://www.glampinlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Camco-RV-Wheel-Stop-0-0.jpg These are what I use. Cranked tight there is no way the trailer moves. If it tries to, the front tire is pushing up and the rear, down. These are like 2" wide with thick ribs on the faces pushing into the tires. Camco even calls them "Wheel Stop".
Jay Coe 10/31/18 12:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Parking (and staying) on a Slope

If you have X-chocks between the tires, those tires ARE NOT turning. They're locked in place. It would literally have to skid all four tires to go anywhere. It's better than the parking brake on your TV. Having hooked up and pulled forward with X chocks installed. I can tell you. Yes it will move, and will move quiet easily. They are designed to stabilize the trailer only. not stop it from rolling, and they won't. On the other hand. Good wheel chocks WILL stop it from moving. You obviously didn't have them cranked down very tight.
Jay Coe 10/30/18 10:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Parking (and staying) on a Slope

I am never not amazed at some of the bull that piles up on an RV board. Ive also never had a bal X chock ever loosen up from tires cooling down. Yes you have - tire shrinkage as the tires cool is a function of physics and not something you have any control over. Claiming otherwise is "bull". ;) How much? Have you ever measured the diameter of hot and cold tires to compare? Didn't think so. Just because physics says it's more than zero, doesn't make it enough to matter. Just more forum bullsh*t. Think again - yes, I have measured the difference - shockingly, about 1/4" :E, one can easily see the clearance develop as the tires cool. I have pics somewhere showing just how much my tires would shrink over the course of a 1/2 hr, I'll take a look and see if I can find them. As the old saying goes - you don't know what you don't know. ;) There's another old saying: I'll believe it when I see it. And like Ralph, I haven't seen what you're claiming.
Jay Coe 10/30/18 10:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Furnace while boondocking.

That's a blanket statement that like most generalizations, isn't always accurate. Marine batteries are available in starting, hybrid and true deep cycle. Yes, the marine "deep cycle" batteries at Walmart and Costco are hybrids, but true deep cycle marine batteries are also available.What exactly is the difference between a "true deep cycle marine battery" and a common true deep cycle battery, like the Trojan previously mentioned? Do they have a picture of a boat on the label or something? Nothing, that's the point. The generalization was that all Marine batteries are hybrid and that's not true.
Jay Coe 10/30/18 09:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Furnace while boondocking.

They are not standard 12v batteries, they are marine/deep cycle batteries. Just getting towards the end of their life. A marine/deep cycle battery is a hybrid battery. It does either starting duty or house duty. It does neither well. That's a blanket statement that like most generalizations, isn't always accurate. Marine batteries are available in starting, hybrid and true deep cycle. Yes, the marine "deep cycle" batteries at Walmart and Costco are hybrids, but true deep cycle marine batteries are also available.
Jay Coe 10/29/18 09:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Parking (and staying) on a Slope

I am never not amazed at some of the bull that piles up on an RV board. Ive also never had a bal X chock ever loosen up from tires cooling down. Yes you have - tire shrinkage as the tires cool is a function of physics and not something you have any control over. Claiming otherwise is "bull". ;) How much? Have you ever measured the diameter of hot and cold tires to compare? Didn't think so. Just because physics says it's more than zero, doesn't make it enough to matter. Just more forum bullsh*t.
Jay Coe 10/29/18 09:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Parking (and staying) on a Slope

The reason for the warning on the X-chock is to satisfy their legal department and keep them off the hook. I use the yellow, plastic Camcos and re-tighten after they've sat a bit (and I mean cranked hard). I also use all four wedge chocks in addition to the X-chocks. I can't speak for the Bals, but the Camcos are locked f'in in there! Not going anywhere. I sure trust them more than a rope tied to a tree! Like off-label prescriptions, what a product is "intended" for and what it can actually do in the real world are often very different. I use all kinds of things for other than "intended" uses.
Jay Coe 10/29/18 08:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Parking (and staying) on a Slope

If you have X-chocks between the tires, those tires ARE NOT turning. They're locked in place. It would literally have to skid all four tires to go anywhere. It's better than the parking brake on your TV.
Jay Coe 10/28/18 09:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camping Gadgets - Christmas so close

The Trailer Aid is a ramp with a dip in it to raise one tire up and hold it on a tandem axle. The other tire will come off the ground so you can change a flat. I also use it when working on the brakes, bearings, etc. However, several people have said it doesn’t raise their particular tire setup high enough. We really like the collapsible stuff, including a colander. The Trailer Aid Plus offers an inch more lift. 5.5" rather than 4.5". It's on my shopping list.
Jay Coe 10/26/18 07:49am Travel Trailers
Replacing door seal

My 94 Jayco has the old-fashioned, flat foam weatherstripping on the entry door. It's in bad shape and needs to be replaced. Question is do I replace with same style or with a more modern "D" shape seal? http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1039/1831458/23893255/413952964.jpg
Jay Coe 10/22/18 09:07am Travel Trailers
RE: 2018 Deer Camp-Boondocking Tips Please!

With 2 or 3 campers I'd assume 4-6 guys? Get an extended run gas tank for the gennie and let er run. Comfort and convenience trumps in this scenario.
Jay Coe 10/19/18 10:33pm Travel Trailers
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