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RE: Gulf coast trip

Okay.. so, you asked for recommendations, and people gave them and the response is thanks but you've done your own research? So, why post and ask for recommendations? How about sharing what YOU decided? Interesting. Mike
Walaby 11/04/22 07:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Theft at a State park.......

Don’t let staying in a State Park give you a false sense of security, I was at the State Park in Lake Havasu in my truck camper, full hook ups, I unplugged my power cable but left my expensive surge protector locked to the electrical post, went around town, came back and the surge protector was gone! I complained to the front desk they asked around and then the Ranger came by with my surge protector! He said the “help” had thought I was gone and took it for safe keeping in case I would return. They didn’t check if I was there another night, which I was, they kept it in their shed, not the front desk, where I would have gone. I told the Ranger I was going to call the City Police and he wanted no part of that, so they credited me with my entire stay for free. Don’t trust anyone or any place…. So someone did a good deed and you became a male Karen over the deal...pathetic...I thought the same thing. I would have been thankful someone was trying to get it back to me. Same same. I would have thanked them for securing it and grateful I got it back. Sorry egarant, but I think your reaction is a tad over the top. Okay, maybe more than a tad.... Mike
Walaby 11/04/22 10:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Gulf coast trip

Gulf State Park. Been there probably half a dozen times. Great state park. Another trip planned there in October of next year Mike
Walaby 10/27/22 07:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: georgia /alabama state parks

Cant tell you for sure as we make reservations well in advance. I don't believe it's as hard to get a spot as it is in Florida State Parks, but depending on what park you decide on, it could be tough. I think in your instance it will totally be hit or miss. Mike
Walaby 10/26/22 06:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New to traveling

Smaller trailer might be tough for family of five. Although kids might enjoy sleeping in a tent in the great outdoors. That will certainly help. In today's economy, may be pretty tough to stay within 30-40K for truck and trailer. I don't want to say impossible, because someone will have an example of how they got truck and trailer for spit and a promise. I would buy the best/newest/most reliable truck I could get. Last thing you want is to break down with family of 5 on side of the road. Make sure whatever you buy has a tow/haul mode and preferably selectable gear setting for the trans so you can have some non-brake control on the downhill side. I would think a half ton with a 5-6K trailer could work out okay, but as JRScooby says, don't push it up hill, and take it easy coming down.
Walaby 10/26/22 06:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Theft at a State park.......

Someone may have stolen the thieve's sewer hose so they appropriated yours unfortunely.. Can't call them a thief, if just appropriating? The OP still has one left, so this may be a case of paying it forward, to the person in need? Ya, a disgusting theft, but don't let it interfere with your enjoyment! Jerry Maybe its not theft, and not appropriating, but asset reallocation? I will say, just when I think I've heard it all, something happens to change that. Can't say I would EVER expect to heart about an RVer having the stinky slinky absconded, stolen, appropriated or reallocated, whichever term is most palatable. Stolen fits perfectly, which is exactly what happened. Wow.... Mike
Walaby 10/17/22 09:56am General RVing Issues
RE: How level should I shoot for?

Looks fine to me Mike
Walaby 10/16/22 06:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can 'O Worms: how long can I expect my 5er to last?

As you can see, there is no rule of thumb. Only rule that makes sense is the better you take care of it, the longer it will last. Mike
Walaby 10/15/22 08:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Medicare For Full Timers

OP is willing to roll the dice and bet on his continued good health. Which is fine until, as some have pointed out, something catastrophic occurs. Doesn't even have to really be catastrophic, as Lou points out with a "simple" pinched nerve. Whatever you do, Steve, I wish you continued good health and no regrets on whatever you decide. Mike
Walaby 10/15/22 08:43am Full-time RVing
RE: How many of you own an EV?

So, anyone wonder how EV disaster recovery vehicles (ie electric company, tree removal companies etc) will be able to support areas where there is no power? Mike
Walaby 10/02/22 12:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: CARB smog testing motorhomes Every 4months by 2024

Good lord. When will it stop? That is a rhetorical question because the answer is NEVER. 4 times a year for an RV. Really? It matters not that it's a five minute or 50 minute inspection, Im sure you guys will be charged an arm and a leg, and every three months for an RV is noting more than pure harassment as PButler says. Guys - you better be careful on what you say on this thread. I posted gas price difference between California and Georgia. And stated in all honesty I was sorry for y'all out in Cali. Thread didn't last long. Mike
Walaby 09/19/22 08:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: My Coach Net experience tonight.

I only had one experience and it was a good one. My tow vehicle (Ram 2500) water pump froze up and ripped the serpentine belt. Stuck in the absolute middle of nowhere and 60+ miles from home, in the rain. I knew where I was (since I drove through there often) but it was hard to describe to operator. She literally was able to find me based on landmarks and "I think I passed road named something about 5 miles back). They called tow truck, and also called me back after a period of time to verify if they were there or not. They hadn't showed up yet so she called again, called me back and said they were about 10 mins out. Sure enough, 10 mins or so later they showed up. Put my truck on the flat bed, hooked my RV to their ball hitch and away we went. Truck driver backed my RV into the driveway for me, and then unloaded the truck from flatbed. CN said they would tow to nearest dealer, which was in my home town, so they covered towing me home. Worked out great then. Not sure how it would work out now though, since I have a fiver. Unfortunately, with services like this, for every positive story, there's an equal number of negatives. Sorry your experience was the ying to my yang. Mike
Walaby 09/16/22 08:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: How many of you own an EV?

I gather from another thread that OP has sold his RV and moved on. I'm sure someone else will step up to perpetuate the EV panic. How is simply asking a question about who owns an EV akin to perpetuating a panic? Seemed a logical discussion to me given the myriad of chestpoumders that appear in various threads. Mike
Walaby 09/15/22 01:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How many of you own an EV?

I question any car going normal speed in a neighborhood taking out that much of a brick wall. Mike
Walaby 09/11/22 02:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How many of you own an EV?

My grandson owns a few RC vehicles. They are battery operated Sorry - couldn't resist. Mike
Walaby 09/08/22 10:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lippert six point levelling jacks

Or put two of the lego blocks in front of each wheel on the low side and drive up over them. You should be able to pull up on them unless they slide on the pavement. Then, you will be only 1 inch or so difference, and jacks will handle the rest. Mike
Walaby 09/07/22 05:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: America's first automated RV park

Good point Ken. I too believe the whole contactless future will undoubtedly have a detrimental affect on society. Hell, just look at kids these days who can't talk face to face with someone or don't like to go to a store and interface with a cashier. Due primarily to the little 4x2" rectangular device they are glued to. I also think Valhalla has a great point. Is this campground trying to leverage the whole "we are contactless" bandwagon as a gimmick to draw customers. Who knows, but it is plausable. Mike
Walaby 09/07/22 02:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: America's first automated RV park

I agree with Wapiticountry. Not sure I see the return on investment. Mike
Walaby 09/05/22 07:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Landing gear all the way down.

It always amazes me why so many people are afraid to use things in the RV as designed. Afraid to use the retract all button because you thought it was not advisable to retract the jacks all the way? Or afraid to extend the jacks all the way? Sorry. I just don’t get it.
Walaby 08/31/22 06:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The Future of Pricing

I do not believe we will ever see prices the way they were pre-Covid. On anything. Historically, once we, as a society, become "accustomed" to paying the new price, it never gets back to the old price. There is little to no incentive for RV dealers or manufacturers to deal the way they did pre-Covid. I can see waiting through the off season, assuming you don't camp during said "off season". We try to go somewhere at least once a month, but that's not everyone. Mike
Walaby 08/29/22 05:38pm General RVing Issues
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