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RE: This could be a problem

Well we traded our gas A for a diesel pusher. My sister traded their 30' for a 32' trailer. So yes in our little part of the country people are looking, buying and trading in rv's. Granted many are furloughed, small business's are going under, but in our house $ are the same but the hours are unreal. My husband salaried for for 45 hrs a week, is working from home putting in 80 hrs a week. Banking, so many using online banking, systems crash, so many calling, systems crash. With so much government money for small business's cyber crime off the charts. Some nights he is working at midnight, 2 AM. May not be a first responder, but behind the scenes doing what he can so people can use their debit and credit cards, that personal accounts and data are secure. A whole lot of people are affected by this. A whole lot of people stepping up to the plate to do what they can for others. Be wise, stay healthy and be safe.
Mommalu 05/08/20 06:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: kinda light posting

Shhhhh don't tell anyone. We in MN are in total lock down. NO RV dealers open. But, our Governor states "pleasure driving is ok" Sooooo it was a pleasurable drive to an Iowan RV dealer to test drive an older DP for sale. Well its not for sale anymore AND they gave us a reasonable trade for our A gasser site unseen. But we are still under quarantine and I've painted and cleaned more these days than the last few years. I'll be cleaning out the rv and taking a "pleasurable drive" to Iowa later this month to pick up the new to us DP. Be wise stay healthy!
Mommalu 04/04/20 05:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Which motorhome to buy

There are a lot of things to consider. Gas or Diesel. Gas is cheaper to purchase, cheaper to maintain. However they don't handle as well, with the v10 they tend to scream going up hills as they drop to a lower gear with higher rpms. They are limited to size and carrying capacity. Each have a place. First you need to figure out how you will use it, whats important. We just traded in our gas A jayco today for an entry level older diesel pusher. However as much as we would love a Tiffin, Newmar, or Winnebago we only use it 45 or so days a year. We use it week ends only to state parks in a state where there are no mountains. We are not interested in an expensive depreciating asset sitting 3/4 of the time. Also I drive buses and have noticed that the diesels from 2008 to about 2013 in our fleet have a ton of problems with head gaskets, injectors, DEF sensors pumps, etc. Granted these buses idle a lot, are driven with lots of stop and go and short trips. But I don't have a personal mechanic. So for us we opted for an older under powered (trusty Cummins 5.9) diesel pusher with upgraded interior. So figure out your price point, how you will use it and whats important to you. Enjoy the hunt.
Mommalu 04/04/20 04:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Be Kind!

I often wish we could like someones post. It's a good post, I have nothing more to add. So 2 big thumbs up.
Mommalu 03/30/20 01:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Comet in late May -- hope we can hit the boonies to see it!

Hey thanks for this, love star gazing while camping.
Mommalu 03/24/20 08:32am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Don't come to NH either!

Well said! I choose to be wise and follow the CDC's suggestions. But I choose to laugh. Laughter improves ones health, like a good walk in the sunshine.
Mommalu 03/17/20 04:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Coronavirus practical issues

Oh please, as a school bus driver who does daycare for our 3 grandkids under 5 and is seldom sick. Be wise, think! Be aware of things most people touch, door knobs, railings etc, if you must touch them wash your hands often. Keep your hands away from your face. We cruise every year, it's amazing the people who do not use the hand sanitizer that is in all areas food is served and major public areas. It's up to us to be aware of situations that pose a risk to our health colds, flu or Corona virus. Don't shake hands, no hugging, no kissing, keep your distance and again wash hands. Be wise, make good choices and wash your hands often, it's not rocket science. Unfortunately many make a buck with panic so be aware it's best in their eyes to encourage the profit of panic.
Mommalu 03/09/20 07:17pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: A Question Are you limited to life on pavement

At present we head out 2 to 3 weekends a month April thru October to state parks where we hike, read and have a few drinks. We started years ago in a tent with kids progressed to a motorhome without kids, but soon again with kids and grands with their pop ups. It gets us away from the big city, away from the chores at home, gets us some sanity time. It really doesn't matter what others do, but geez why don't more people go to obedience classes with their dogs so they have a clue that dogs can be model campers too. I'm glad you found your happy place, really I am. But please, I long for the days when free thinking was accepted rather than this group think ****. Camping, getting away is what we make it. You do your thing and we'll do ours. I respect you and hopefully you can respect my choices too. But understand what I/we do will be different, and that is ok!!
Mommalu 11/15/19 05:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: MH accident in gas station!

I used to train school bus drivers, the biggest challenge I had was getting drivers to understand the need to use their mirrors. One CANNOT be a good driver if you fail to use your mirrors, especially with an oversized vehicle. Mirrors are the only way to know where your rear wheels are to curbs, tree branches, signs etc. Its a very hard thing to teach, people rarely check their mirrors and yet its the only way to be confident of where the vehicle truly is. I'd tell my trainees "your a bobble head checking those mirrors right and left every minute." you can not pass the CDL test if its not done. Create the habit of checking mirrors every minute or two and more frequently with turns and backing. Mirrors tell the real story, be wise and use them or pay someone to repair the damage of not being aware.
Mommalu 10/11/19 08:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Some poor fellas waste tank broke!

We used to fill at campgrounds until one time it took over an hour to fill the fresh tank 1/2 full, and yes there was a long line of not so happy campers waiting for us. At home we can fill the 70 gallon fresh in about 25 minutes. Having a motorhome for us is about convenience, leaving home without a full tank of fresh water would be as odd as not using the auto levelers when we get to the campsite. Though I think part of our maintenance will now include checking that the straps holding the tanks are in good working order.
Mommalu 08/31/19 07:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: sumo springs

We noticed our motorhome backend was riding low when traveling, first we weighed it to ensure we weren't over weight, and we're not. Then we had the Summo springs installed in the rear. Huge difference in handling much more stable, no push back when semi's pass us, and much easier to handle the changes in pavement, it doesn't have as much side to side motion and the leveling system no longer flashes and beeps when we enter gas stations and such. We previously had added a Blue Ox Tru Center to front and Tiger Track to the rear. Which was a major improvement from the stock F53 chassis. Now we ponder if we should add Summos to the front.
Mommalu 08/18/19 06:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lost my dad...

So sorry to hear. The next year will be hard, but relive and enjoy those precious memories, and create some new ones with your family. My dads been gone 11 years and I still miss him. But I treasure the memories and old photos that tell his story.
Mommalu 07/25/19 10:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck questions

Thank you one and all for your responses, good to know we don't need to find a used 1 ton with the camper option on it. As for the camper we believe we want to be well under the GVWR for the truck. Our experience with the 150 hauling landscape rock, dirt, and mulch is that it was never designed to haul series weight for a great duration without after market upgrades. A yard of rock demonstrates this clearly that a 150 truck is for those week-end chores, its simply not a work truck. But I enjoy mine for all those weekend projects, it tow's a good size trailer nicely and with the 4x4 I can virtually drive through 8" of snow and climb the hill to get into the garage. But under no circumstance would we ever put a camper on it or tow a 5th wheel, thats work for a bigger truck. But again this is my opinion from my experience with its handling, braking and ride with landscape materials. Thanks again.
Mommalu 07/03/19 07:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck questions

I understand the weight concerns, but truck will be a daily used vehicle and a dually does not appeal to either one of us, so its SWD. Looking at campers for 150/1500's, just want A/C & furnace, hot water heater, shower big enough to get my elbows out to wash my hair, queen bed, double burner stove, 5 cf fridge. This will be used where it's a different campground every night, tanks dumped & water added every morning so amenities tank size not so much a concern. We are keeping the motorhome for extended stays.
Mommalu 07/01/19 09:52am Truck Campers
Truck questions

Hello, be patient with me I belong on the A forum. The last 4 outings with our 32' gas Jayco Precept the wind has been 24 mph or greater. I have the CDL love big vehicles and its my happy place to drive, However on the last outings my very DH uttered feelings I must explore. "This beast is NOT a road machine, everything needs to be planned & calculated, remember when we used to get in the car and just drive?" We are planning to replace our F150 and DH thought bigger truck and then a camper might bring back the spontaneity we once had with travel. My question is can any truck be set up for a truck camper, we're thinking 350 crew cab 6'6" bed gas 4x4 SWD. We typically find gently used vehicles, haven't seen any used with the camper option on them. Also will we need to improve handling with after market products? We have added $4000 for the nasty F53 chassis which we will keep, we used it 45 days last year with week-end only state parks. It has its place just not a get in and drive for 2 weeks kind of vehicle. We're 10 years from retirement, have 6 weeks vacation so thinking its time for mad dashes thru the US and Canada, hoping a truck camper will meet that desire. Hubby not interested in a van or small C. What are your thoughts? Thanks for the help.
Mommalu 07/01/19 07:38am Truck Campers
RE: curtains for front windshield

We replaced our curtains with shades from blinds.com and love them. I love that we can lower the windshield shade to block the sun as we drive, or open the shades on the side windows and open the windows to enjoy fresh air. It was inexpensive and easy to replace that nasty curtains. Check it out, you'll love the new options you'll have.
Mommalu 06/14/19 07:31pm Class A Motorhomes
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