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RE: What kind of RPM's do you get? What about MPG?

I tow a 2017 KZ Coachmen Classic 181bh with a 2006 Kia Sedona EX. I drove it from Dallas to Port Aransas on 1 tank of gas. My rpm is usually around 1900 - 2700. In the hill country, it can get up to 3000 rpms but drops back down after climbing. My gas mileage is around 19-20 mpg. Going back to Dallas, my gas mileage dropped to 15-17 mpg. This was due to going uphill and a strong headwind. I am amazed at the gas mileage I get with this Kia. It tows like a champ and I hardly know the trailer is back there. In Europe, the same Kia is rated to tow 4500 lbs instead of the 3500 rating over here. Even though my trailer only weighs 2700 dry weight, I believe my Kia could easily handle a lot more.
SusanDallas 02/07/20 08:27am Towing
RE: Fresh Water Tank Draining

Mine is under my bunkbeds and hard to reach. So, I open all my faucets & let it fill my grey tank. Then, I just drain my grey tank.
SusanDallas 01/29/20 09:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Waco to Harlingen TX

77 will take you past Austin and San Antonio. The speed limit on 77 is 70 most of the way. You do have to slow down for the small towns. I get there faster taking 77 because you avoid all the traffic jams in Austin & San Antonio. It is a nice easy drive and has plenty of large gas stations along the route that accommodate RVs and travel trailers.
SusanDallas 01/21/20 09:18am Roads and Routes
RE: RV Insurance

Ditto I switched from State Farm because my rates increased every year. I switched to Safeco and cut my rates almost in half. I have been with them for 3 years now and every year my rates have increased. Time for another change.
SusanDallas 01/15/20 03:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Small bunkhouse RVs? Have I missed any?

I have a 2017 Sportsman Classic 180bh. I tow it with my 2006 Kia Sedona minivan. I bought it new and upgraded to the rooftop air conditioner and large refrigerator. Even with the upgrades, the dry weight was only 2700 lbs. I love this travel trailer. In the 2 years that I have had it, I have not had one problem with it. My minivan tows it easily. Even driving in the hill country, my rpms very rarely went over 3000rpm. I could hardly tell that I was towing a trailer. I went from Dallas to Port Aransas on 1 tank of gas. I am seriously in love with this travel trailer. The quality is excellent and it has tons of storage. The queen bed has a regular mattress and not a foam cushion.
SusanDallas 12/26/19 09:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Typical problem we all see in RV parks.

It is not just rv parks. I live in a subdivision in a rural area. My neighbor two doors down from me has 4 diesel dump trucks that he uses for his business. He starts them all up at 4:30 am every weekday. He lets them idle for over 45 minutes before they pull out. On the weekends, he plays loud music while he works on the engines. Every neighbor next to his house has moved and the houses have been vacant for years. Since we are outside the city limits, there are no restrictions. What it boils down to wherever you are is consideration for others. Some people have none.
SusanDallas 12/20/19 07:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Be careful out there. There are some bad people

As I said in my earlier post, you have to use your intuition in regards to your situation. The couple that bothered me in the RV park really unnerved me. I have traveled alone for years and never been scared. This couple in Port Aransas scared me. If you get bad vibes about a situation, leave. It is not worth risking your life by ignoring your feelings.
SusanDallas 11/05/19 09:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Be careful out there. There are some bad people

I had a bad experience in Port Aransas a couple of years ago. This was in December. It is only a 30 minute drive from Corpus Christi. I had only been in the RV park one night. It was raining when I arrived so I didn't unhook my car. I just hooked up the utilities & went to bed. This was a very nice RV park right on the beach. The next morning, I asked an elderly couple outside if they knew where the dumpster was. This was the only conversation I had with the woman. The next day at 8 in the morning, someone knocked on my door. It was this woman. She asked me if I wanted to go into town with her. I told her no. I told her I needed to do laundry since my coat got wet when I was hooking up the utilities. The woman then said she could drive me to a laundromat in town. I told her that I was going to use the one in the RV park. This woman told me that the one in the RV park was in terrible shape and the one in town was very nice. I had checked out the laundry room the day before and it was new due to being rebuilt because of Hurricane Harvey. The woman then asked me if I needed help unhooking my travel trailer from my minivan. I told her no. This woman was very persistent even though I acted irritated with her. Later that day, I went for a walk on the beach. I was so shook up that I carried all my money and credit cards in my pocket. This woman had clearly been trying to lure me away from my travel trailer. I spoke to a few other people in the park and asked questions about this woman. It turns out that her and her husband were volunteers at the park. They had traveled down after Hurricane Harvey to help repair the park after the storm. They had a very old aluminum travel trailer that was painted 3 different colors and in very bad shape. The next day, I pulled out of the park and headed home. I had thought about just moving to another park but I was so shook up I just wanted to go home. I posted this experience on this website when I got home. I later called the RV park and complained about these people and explained what happened. They refused to refund me for the nights I lost since I had paid a week in advance. The owner did tell me that they had not met this couple before they volunteered that year. This couple got their RV space & utilities for free since they were volunteers. Their travel trailer was in such bad shape most RV parks wouldn't have allowed a paying guest into the park with it. My 2 week vacation lasted 4 days. I wonder if something similar could have happened to this couple. I was alone but a couple on vacation may have just brushed it off as an overly friendly older woman looking for company. There are a lot of workers still down there due to the hurricane a few years ago. One of them may have seen the chance to get a free home & pickup and move over the border.
SusanDallas 11/03/19 09:37am General RVing Issues
RE: New to the forum, new to TT's as well

This is a great forum for newbies. I am a 67 year old female and I bought my first travel trailer 2 years ago. The people on this website helped me tremendously. I couldn't have done it without them. Another really good souce is a book I purchased. It is called "The Idiots Guide to RVing." I take it with me whenever I travel. It covers all types of RVs including travel trailers, popups, etc. It covers virtually everything and is in a language I understand not technical terms. I think you are really going to enjoy yourself. My travel trailer is parked on my land. Even after 2 years, I sometimes go out and sit in it and the feeling of being on vacation comes back to me.
SusanDallas 10/14/19 07:57am Beginning RVing
RE: Those with portable surge protector

I use mine when plugged in at home. I don't see any reason to take a chance. I live in a rural area & the power has gone off at least 5 times this summer. I really appreciate the advice from others to unplug during a lightning storm. I always thought I was safe since I was using a surge protector. From now on, I am going to unplug during a storm.
SusanDallas 10/14/19 07:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Pressure Pro TPMS battery replacement

I would purchase a Tire Minder system. I replaced my batteries yesterday and it took me less than a minute to replace each one. Also, Tire Minder sends you free batteries each year.
SusanDallas 10/08/19 08:58am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tire Minder problems

Call them on the phone. Their tech support is fantastic. There is always someone available to help you.)
SusanDallas 10/05/19 07:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kitty litter: How do you dispose of it while on the road?

I trained my cat to use pee pads. I just poured a couple of cups of cat litter on top of the pad and decreased the amount over a 10 day period. Now, I only use pee pads.I have virtually no cat odor in my house and no litter mess.
SusanDallas 09/23/19 07:42am RV Pet Stop
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