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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
RE: wifi booster

I got tired of my hubby standing on the roof of the rv to get a signal (work). So for 2017 Christmas I bought him a Wilson cell signal booster. It works with our Verizon cell service as a hot spot, has one exterior antenna on the top of the ladder (13' up) and an interior antenna by the booth dinette. He states it adds one bar to his usual service. Verizon has MN very well covered but some of our state park campgrounds have no or 1 bar service. This has improved and we can virtually always text and often have enough service for internet use. Hope that helps.
Mommalu 04/21/19 04:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Windsheild Drapes

Last year I measured the side windows and windshield to replace the much hated drapes with pull down room darkening shades. Blinds.com was easy to work with and very reasonably priced, seems they often have a 40% off sale. My husband and a son installed them and we love them! Would do it again, massive improvement.
Mommalu 04/21/19 03:39pm Class A Motorhomes
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