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RE: Thoughts on the Cost of RVing

Haven't read all seven pages yet. To OP: You need to figure your cost if you don't take the RV. How much for airfare, rental cars, hotel rooms, no eating/drinking in the rv, you have to go out to a restaurant or bar, or eat in the hotel. Now add that estimated cost and compare to estimated RV cost for the same trip. Then, figure in the "comfort factor" of staying in your own bed.
NJRVer 11/08/20 08:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Thoughts on the Cost of RVing

Illiteracy taking the forefront here, sorry. Supply and demand controls fuel costs. Doesn't matter who's in office, wow. Bingo!
NJRVer 11/08/20 08:49am Travel Trailers
RE: How often..

I replace them about every three years. I rotate them through to my cargo trailer or car hauler. Having a flat locally with either of them isn't as bad as having a flat on the interstate with the TT.
NJRVer 11/08/20 08:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Axle Ratio, new truck

There really is a reason that lower gears are rated to tow higher weights. Something to do with physics Explain the physics for us when both options are well within tow ratings. Lower gears put more torque to the ground. One way is by allowing the engine to turn more RPM making more HP. another way to check how much difference a gear makes is to get on a 10 speed bike. Try to start off in 10th. then try to start off in 1st. see if you can tell a difference. I'm betting you can. The lower the gear the easier it is for the engine to move the load. Just physics X2! That's a good real world example to use.
NJRVer 11/05/20 06:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Front Bath Owners

DW and I are going to have to live full time while I build our house. The extra 1/2 bath that comes with them is what really makes them so appealing. Won't have to "wait your turn" haha. We looked at Gulfstream a few years ago but we weren't ready and I didn't have a big enough TV at the time. Now everything is falling into place. Definitely buying used one though to save some $$.What brands do you all have and how have they held up?
NJRVer 10/30/20 06:11am Fifth-Wheels
Front Bath Owners

Just wondering how many have or had a front bath model and what you liked or didn't like about it.
NJRVer 10/29/20 02:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Finished! Roof Coating/Maintenance Report with Henry's 877

Did mine and posted in the other roof maintenance thread. I ordered a new cover for my refrigerator and that took well over a month because of backordered. What I noticed about the Henry coating is it reflects the sun and heat a lot. Prior to coating my roof would dry out the morning dew almost as soon as the sun hit it. With the Henry coating it will not dry out after an entire day. The water beads up into giant beads like when you wax your vehicle. I got mine just in time to beat the fall leaves coming off the trees. I was going to coat the roof of my cargo trailer but too many leaves are dropping now and I don't want to have to try and pick them out as i go along.
NJRVer 10/20/20 02:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rubber Roof ???

That's what I would do. How long was this coat on for?
NJRVer 10/18/20 02:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Used 2020 Chaparral 373MBRB question

Well you know what happens with cars and rv's as soon as you take them off the lot. They become used and the value just plummeted. So this is a one year old used rv. Offer them based on that.
NJRVer 10/18/20 02:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Junk Food Breakfast Cereals

I eat cold cereal everyday for breakfast. I make up a bowl out of 1/3 Spoonsize Shredded Wheat & Bran, 1/3 Uncle Sam flakes, and 1/3 Familia Swiss Balance Muesli No Added Sugar. I even pour a little of the Familia over my ice cream. The oats in it somehow make the flavor of the ice cream come out.
NJRVer 10/16/20 06:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

It was 42.....snip You must have bought the "Silverado" trim to pay that much. Our family bought stripped down 1978 C10 "Big 10" model for about $5000 out the door. Nope! It was the Scottsdsle model. Plain Jane, no real extras at all. 350 with a 4 stick, power steering and brakes. That was it. Armstrong windows and door locks, standard heater, no AC. It did have bucket seats and a console though. Sticker was $7714. I wasn't smart enough to dicker with them and beat them down on the price. I did, however, get them to swap out the stock little mirrors for the 2 way camper mirrors. This was a 3/4 ton camper special. A C10 is a basic half ton, thus the lower price. We had the "Big 10" which was a heavy duty half ton. back then the emission exemption was based on weight rating and GM made this Big 10 so it was above the half ton model with all the emission stuff. The tail pipe even had a blocking screen in the end of it so a sniffer could not be inserted in the exhaust.
NJRVer 10/11/20 07:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

It was 42 years ago today, seems so long ago, yet still a strong memory in my head, a milestone I reached in my humble beginnings into the home renovation industry building solariums and such. Yes, it was on this day, October ten, nineteen seventy eight when I had been only 4 years into my lifetime career when I worked my way to being able to purchase my first brand new truck! Yup, 10-10-78 I drove off the lot of Phillips Chev - Olds in Penticton BC driving my nice shiny new 78 Chev 3/4 Ton Camper Special. As I pulled out of the lot and turned left on to Westminster Ave and headed east towards home, I though I had lost my marbles, that I am a total idiot. Who in their right mind would pay $7714. For a new truck. All taxes, fees, dealer prep and all the rest of the junk in came to $8,109.70 out the door...... Bob, you are out of your mind! I kept saying to myself. Financed it on the never never plan I did. How will I ever pay for it? I was barely 24 years old. It was a great truck, I had it for 26 years and about 527,000K on the odometer when I retired it, still in decent shape. Hmmmmm...... 42 years later, my 2007 truck in sig is getting worn out. 408,800K on the clock and I am eyeing the shiny new trucks on the lot. 92 grand $$$$$$$ for something similar with a few more bells and whistles. No, just no! That's what, about a dozen times the price I paid back then? Gosh how can they justify that? Wow! Just wow. Amazing how expensive pickups have become. All these fancy gizzmobops they have, someone has to pay for all that I guess.. Guess I'll just keep fixing what I have. It was $1423.77 yesterday for a water pump and a U-joint. Expensive! Oh well, that's life! :) My story of the day. You must have bought the "Silverado" trim to pay that much. Our family bought stripped down 1978 C10 "Big 10" model for about $5000 out the door.
NJRVer 10/11/20 11:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wood question

Actually years ago when pressure treated was CCA treated one of the trade magazines wrote about the danger of burning it. The arsenic settles in the ash, not the smoke. So you get exposure when you clean out your ashes.
NJRVer 10/10/20 05:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions. SEE Finally Update NEED HELP!

NJRVer said: "Bought a 5 gal bucket at Depot and I only used 1/2 of that for two coats on a 25' roof. It seems really thick when you go to roll it. You would think it isn't going to go far at all, but it really spreads. Looks like I will coat the roof of my cargo trailer now since I have the extra." NJRVer: An FYI for your consideration... According to Henry's, the appropriate rate of coverage is 1.5 gallons per 100 square feet. You sought to cover 250 sq ft (25' long by 10' wide). If you had 2.5 gallons left from a 5 gallon pail, your application may have been too conservative; i.e., it should have required at least 3.75 gallons +/- to meet their specifications for adequate coverage and protection. You can still add another coat, should you wish, to know you're within spec. Given the elapsed time you just need to wash your roof before hand. In my case, I have a 30' unit and marked the roof with tape in 3 - 100 sq ft sections to ensure I rolled it on evenly. One coat sufficed for me. That is based on straight out total square footage. You have to add up the square footage of all the areas of the roof that do not get coated: Roof vents, plumbing vents, fan vents, skylights, refrigerator vents, rooftop A/C units, TV and radio Antenna. Believe me, I put two coats on and the coating on the roof now is by no means "thin". Also, what rv roof is 10' wide?
NJRVer 10/08/20 06:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel adapter for goose neck

The Reese Goosebox, and Gen-Y are the new kids on the block, and are said not to damage the FW frame. But do manufacturers recognize them or still say no to a gooseneck? Reese and Gen-Y may say they are good, but if something happens will your trailer company tell you tough luck?
NJRVer 10/05/20 07:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions. SEE Finally Update NEED HELP!

First I call Mobile Suit factory and ask once again about roof maintenance. DRV recommend calling Dicor the roof manufacture. Wanting for a response. Just got the phone with an RV retailer/repair shop in Salem, Oregon that has been here for 30 plus years. They said if you maintain a RV roof you should not have to do anything but clean it each year. Said this;if a roof starts to peel, the hole roof needs the peeling remove and completely re-coated. Doesn't sound like a fun job. Also, once this is done, you will have to re-coat the roof about ever 5 to 6 years. At this time I do not know the best way to go. Need all the help I can get. How old is your roof? How long do you plan on keeping it?
NJRVer 10/05/20 03:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trying to figure out best 5th wheel? Advice appreciated

If you are going to be traveling for extended periods make sure you get a model that has a full size shower. A lot of the shorter models still use the tiny corner showers.
NJRVer 10/04/20 09:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Germs while traveling

The CDC considers an exposure to be 10+ minutes in close indoor contact. As I've said before, the only people that I'm going to be in close indoor contact with for more than about 30 seconds are my family members. I won't wear a mask in my house, so it won't protect me anyways. I've never understood the two mask idea, clearly many here don't understand it either. That is the problem for a lot of us... where is the science to establish that I need to wear a mask even if I am not a high risk and don't hang out with strangers. That is the frustration level for me. Too many people don't understand what is beneficial and what is harmful. All these people wearing masks and gloves in their cars... what benefit do you think you are getting? All these people wearing gloves all the time... why? All the people wearing the same mask over and over and over... why? Nobody knows. I know the Covid death numbers are inflated. Anybody that has symptoms is labeled a Covid death. If you have lung cancer, you have "Covid symptoms". Flu and pneumonia the same. Heart disease, the same. I'm not seeing daily death numbers that are much different than in previous years. Everyone is dying from "Covid", but few people are dying from anything else right now. Then just last month the CDC quietly announced that 94% of Covid deaths had 2.5 co-morbidities as well. There isn't science to support any of this. Its ridiculous. Look at the countries that didn't shut down and are doing fine. The original intent was a 2 week shut down to flatten the curve. My wife is a nurse, my sisters are nurses and my brother in law is a respiratory therapist. Hospitals are empty right now. Very few Covid patients, and even less patients of any type. No elective surgeries right now. The curve has been flattened for months. Let the healthy people return to normal, maybe they get Covid and get minor symptoms, but it lets their immune system build up anti-bodies. Our response to Covid is unprecedented and not supported by science. I know if I have to go to the hospital for surgery, I will tell the operating room staff not to bother wearing masks, gloves, gowns. Since there's no "science" to support it.
NJRVer 10/02/20 09:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Transplanting large trees

Nursery near me specializes in large diameter trees. But, 40'? That is one heck of a ball to get out of the ground. I imagine they would need a crane to load it and unload it.
NJRVer 09/29/20 05:57am Around the Campfire
RE: 2020 vs 2021 Model

Already a year old. Once you buy it it depreciated more than the 2021 model. Sellers market now though. I would find another dealer. It is a 2021 so they will be making more of them. Might get a better price when cold weather hits and the election is over.
NJRVer 09/29/20 05:55am Fifth-Wheels
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