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RE: Great time to Sell Your RV!

Looks like a great time to sell if you are planning on getting out & sitting on the sidelines for a few years then jump back in & buy something nice on the cheap when the newbs find out that RVing is not like it is portrayed on TV. Things break. It needs maintenance. It is like a boat. You need to be able to figure out & fix the simple stuff yourself.
Veebyes 12/23/20 06:57am General RVing Issues
RE: RVParky trip planning software

There is a huge difference between planning a one or two week excursion & a three or four month trip. There is no replacement or substitute for the stand alone MS Streets & Trips which is like carrying around most every map right in your laptop. I have MS S&Ts 2013 on a 8 year old laptop that is on its last legs having done tens of thousands of miles being bounced around on a laptop tray in the truck. I somehow lost the original software disk, not that new laptops can accommodate disks, & don't know how to copy from the old laptop to a newer one. Most of the online mapping seems to only allow about 8-10 waypoints per file & once saved or downloaded there is no ability to change once on the road without connectivity. We seem to be going backwards in flexibility in trip planning.
Veebyes 12/20/20 09:04am Roads and Routes
RE: Insurance on a 2021 Fifth Wheel

Get replacement insurance. If this happens you will wish you had. https://i.imgur.com/xHvxKPhl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
Veebyes 12/20/20 08:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jump starter for Dodge Diesel truck 2012

Carry a set of long heavy gauge jumper cables. 12' long minimum. 18' better. The cheapy auto ones will not do.
Veebyes 12/20/20 08:15am Tech Issues
RE: Ideal RV space size for new park?

Typically we do about 150 nights a year on the road. We move about alot. We are not seasonal. For us back ins are just fine. Don't especially look for FHUs either but if available the sewer needs to be mid site. At the rear is useless to us. Most RVs seem to have the sewer about middle. The CG dump needs to be level, both ways, & accessible buy longer 5ers. If it has to be on a turn it must be a left hand turn. Having a mix of site lengths is fine but be prepared to assign RVs to size appropriate sites. Don't be letting 35' 5ers & MHs need.
Veebyes 12/19/20 01:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Years camping.

Never been in the 5er for New Years but years ago we would usually spend New Years on the water. Just like RVing, no worries about a DUI. All we had to do was to find our way back to the right boat & our own berth. Here is one such New Years bash. https://i.imgur.com/Siiwxxcl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. https://i.imgur.com/i63WPwFl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. https://i.imgur.com/SyfGfSfl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
Veebyes 12/17/20 06:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Newfoundland

Newfoundland is plan A. It would be trip #2 to The Rock. We did just less than a month the first time. Hoping for month & a half if we can this time. Of course there is a plan B which is a four month loop to the Pacific NW. Moss does not grow under our tires.
Veebyes 12/17/20 06:05pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Newfoundland

Subject to the border being open of course, anyone thinking of doing Newfoundland next year?
Veebyes 12/16/20 06:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Best and worst routes across the Mountains ?

Times whatever the count for getting the old gal as healthy as possible before heading out. Not much has been said about the return & it has been a few since we have been out to where the sun goes down. I do recall using hwy 2 in WA. Don't remember any especially steep grades of any note on it. Very scenic. A road that you could stay on all the way to ME if you wished.
Veebyes 12/16/20 06:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: looking for a workspace with RV hookups

We have been using a boatyard for some years as our base for anything maintenance & repairs. The project we are doing isn't RV-related. But your idea of using a boatyard to work on you rig is an amazing idea! Somehow we've always managed to find RV parks that don't mind letting us do major work on our rig but if our luck ever turns, I will definitely look at using a boatyard. When you do your work at a boatyard, do you live in your RV right at the boatyard? When in the boatyard we are onboard the trailer too. The boatyard belongs to a relative. We have been doing this routine since 2007. Really enjoy our stay every time. We have an adapter for marine 30A. A twist & lock type. We are right next to the water. Tires have been in the water a few times at extra high tides. It is a real working boatyard. A dying breed filled with lots of history, character & characters. They have a full workshop. If I don't have the tool I need they probably do. The trailer gets it's annual full waxing here. Set up the A frames, find a long board to go between them & away we go. We complain to the owner about no fire ring, no FHU & no picnic table. We get threatened with being launched by the travel lift if we stay too long. https://i.imgur.com/WmfGIvcl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
Veebyes 12/16/20 06:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Diesel Fuel Availability

The North runs on diesel. The issue might be distance between availability. No harm in carrying a 5gal jug spare if you don't have a second tank built in. The second tank is really nice. We can do 500 miles towing on mostly flat without breaking a sweat worrying about the next chance to refill.
Veebyes 12/15/20 06:58am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: looking for a workspace with RV hookups

A project for what? The RV itself or somewhere else? If it is a RV project that can be done as you live in it check working boatyards. We have been using a boatyard for some years as our base for anything maintenance & repairs.
Veebyes 12/15/20 06:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fridge Swap-out

From the added info in your second post you are needing 120VAC for the ferry to FL. There are two solutions. Do nothing. A fridge does not go hot the moment that it is unplugged. Assuming that you will be using CGs each night during the ferry the fridge will chill down each night. Keep the doors closed all day to lose as little chill as possible. Second option is installing an inverter to run the fridge on while travelling. The TV may or may not keep up with the draw of the inverter but starting with a charged battery overnight the inverter will give some hours use before the battery goes below minimum voltage that the inverter needs. Be sure that the inverter is feeding nothing but the fridge. No other draws. An engine turning 1800rpm plus at highway speeds should be producing maximum charge to the battery however the issue is long thin wires to the trailer battery which produces VD & a low charge rate.
Veebyes 12/12/20 07:30am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Small PSW Inverter

I'd have to run the numbers but using a PSW sure sounds preferable to a MSW. 300W should run a phone, the dashcam, the GPS & a laptop.
Veebyes 12/11/20 06:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Exercise genny while on shore power?

"Transfer switch shouldgive priority to the generator" Now that is the stickler, the word should , if it doesn't , bad things could happen, that is why you unplug first BINGO! Shore power should be the default. To be sure how much trouble is it to flip the breaker at the post, make sure the inverter is off, then start the genny? No risk of trying to backfeed anything that way.
Veebyes 12/11/20 07:08am Tech Issues
RE: Complaints about Cost of Mhs vs Motels

We may all take a beating with our RVs one way or another but that beating is nothing compared to owning a boat having similar accommodations as the RV in question. The amount of money that boaters throw at their addiction to fiberglass is mind blowing. So far I guess that we have done OK with our truck & 5er. Truck & trailer combined cost a little over $80k in 2006. We have done over 2000 nights since then. Our per night cost is way better than most. No complaints. The memories are priceless.
Veebyes 12/09/20 04:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: So Lost

At 41'LOA & over 6 ton dry weight you are in monster 5er territory. As many have pointed out you are either razor sharp borderline being over without serious truck mods or over by the time the truck is loaded up too. The legal side is something to consider should you ever get into a crash, your fault or not. Then there is the simple satisfaction & pleasure of having a truck that you know is well within spec with the load it is carrying. Those who have a SRW with the airbags & everything else say it tows just fine. Those who had a SRW but now have a DRW say they would never go back to a SRW. You will not know that you should have that 3500DRW till that windy day comes or the time comes when you go into a corner too fast with your 2500 & 14,000lb trailer behind you that has a mind of it's own. At that moment it will be too late.
Veebyes 12/08/20 09:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Buying a New RV

Thanks for all the replies folks. I cannot get a fifth wheeler as I do not have an appropriate tow vehicle for it. Plus, we do a lot of state park camping and want to do national parks. I don't want something as big as a fifth wheel. We went tonight and looked at the one here local and talked with the salesman and sales manager this afternoon. We really like the ones we looked at and the people we dealt with so we will probably move in that direction. Whaaaa!!! Who says that you have to get some monster 5er? We got into it knowing that we prefer SPs, COEs & NPs. With that in mind we set our limit at 32' leaving a little wiggle room lengthwise for the right unit. We wound up with a 34 by model number. Actual extended pin to bumper length is a little less than 36'. Can't say that we have never had a problem getting into SPs etc. Occasionally there is a problem. Most often sites big enough for us exist but they are occupied by class Bs, truck campers, class Cs, small trailers, even tenters. Most CGs seem to assign sites suitable to unit size but a few simply tell you to go & pick one.
Veebyes 12/08/20 09:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Wisconsin recommendation?

Between Allstays & Campground reviews I don't think that anything is missed.
Veebyes 12/07/20 12:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Buying a New RV

If you have bought bigger boats, which I assume are the too big to be trailerable variety, you can apply some of the same buying principles i.e. don't buy new & don't buy from a broker. Set out your wants with the must haves & nice to haves. Do the research on builders. Don't be buying a Bayliner or a Sea Ray of the highway. No need to buy a Nordhaven or Outer Reef either. The are a few decent 5er builders left out there. No harm in buying a used one if it has been taken care of. Like boats a bundle can be saved buying used. Some of that can be used for updating.
Veebyes 12/07/20 12:08pm General RVing Issues
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