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RE: Storing Diesel long term during COVID

We normally spend the winter in AZ in an area with limited medical resources. Short trips near to home allows shopping curbside as we are now, not having to go inside businesses unless we feel comfortable. We hope things improve and we can go but are being watchful as the disease spread hopefully lessens. Hate getting older and needing to be more cautious. Still hoping the predicted second wave does not occur. No one has a crystal ball on this. Stay safe all.
catkins 05/30/20 01:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Storing Diesel long term during COVID

Thanks all. Appreciate the wisdom here.
catkins 05/29/20 05:15pm Class A Motorhomes
Storing Diesel long term during COVID

Long range planner here. Asking questions on storing our diesel RV. Usually head south for the winter. Looks likely a no go for us this fall due to health issues with potential Covid exposure. I have not winterized for years as we have not needed it. RV will likely stay stored for at least 6 months assuming a few short trips locally before end of October. Will do normal maintenance on RV chassis before storing. Assuming things do not dramatically change, we will be staying home this fall. OK with winterizing but what should I do to treat the diesel fuel (Cummings 360 engine), what to do when when I unstore, and what else do I need to know? Long time RVer, newish to diesel land. All info will be gratefully accepted. If it sits all summer is there anything I should do now? Think not doing significant RVing travel in our near future is the hardest part for us. Safe travels all. THANKS in advance for any advice on safely storing our Tiffin.
catkins 05/27/20 10:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Letting diesel rv sit for 3 months

Thanks all. Appreciate your thoughts and wisdom.
catkins 12/14/19 07:18am Class A Motorhomes
Letting diesel rv sit for 3 months

In Havasu City AZ in a park. Not moving the diesel rv for a little less than three months. Wondering if I need to take it out and drive enough to warm up to temp or can I safely let it sit?? How about the diesel generator? Can easily start it up under load. Thoughts? Thanks
catkins 12/13/19 12:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leavenworth, WA recommendations?

This is high season for the area for camping, a spot might be difficult to get. Icicle Creek RV Park is located very near town along the river.
catkins 08/16/19 02:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best fit for family of six?

RVing is a wonderful way to travel as you see the country. It is NOT an inexpensive way to travel. There is annual maintenance, tire replacement, overnight costs, insurance and more. Towing slows down the speed at which you can safely/legally travel whether a towed car or Trailer. That many people in one RV will allow for little to no privacy for anyone. Storage for clothing and more would need to be carefully looked at in any RV/trailer you might consider. If long distances are in your future, driving slower only increases the required time while towing/RVing dramatically increases fuel costs. Many class A Mhs get 8-10 mpg on a good day with no mountains to cross. We use 50MPH as out time estimator for our travel which includes short rest stops/quick lunch in our travel day. My family loved our little trailers we had. I have such good memories of our adventures. Your family may also love joining the RVing world. Just think very carefully about why and how this would it work for you all. Go wander through some an envision how the space and seating would work for you when camped and when travelling. Good luck!!!
catkins 08/15/19 10:03am Beginning RVing
RE: Winnebago vs Tiffin

Had two Winnebagos and when we bought new again in 2014, Tiffin won hands down. Fit and finish on the Winnebagos was so much inferior to past years. Was actually quite unacceptable. Maybe Winnebago has improved quality/build but look carefully. I have been very happy with Tiffin support and customer service. In 2014, I would not buy a Winnie even though that was where we thought we were headed. Also think resale values and do some checking. Good luck with your decision making.
catkins 07/20/19 10:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toby is now waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge

Sorry for your loss. Toby sounds very loved. So hard to let them go when it is time.
catkins 06/18/19 05:47pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Advice for first time RV rental and experience

Just to be certain, you cannot ride in a trailer while it is being towed. Also, when using an RV you will often have to follow truck speed limits (55-60mph most often) and will slow down some going up and down big hills/mountain passes. When going down passes and large hills NEVER ride the brake!! Gear down and brake hard occasionally to slow down. Slow = safe. TV options, likely only over air or cable TV in some parks. Netflix and Hulu require you to have a subscription and a smart TV with internet access. Your adventure sounds wonderful but I too would think less miles rather than more. Being overly tired and pressed for time is a vacation killer. With little ones, you will need to take breaks from the road. Popular NAtional Parks can be VERY busy in peak tourist months, causing the need for more time to see them and to drive to them. Parking along the roads/highways is not allowed often. There is some boondocking(parking with out services) on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land out west but only in specified areas. Some find lots of boondocking sites but if getting from point to point is your goal, may not be reasonable to search them out often. Walmart stores have allowed overnighting at some but mnay are now saying NO to abuse or local laws. I wish you luck with your planning. Sounds like an amazing adventure. Keep reading and asking questions - start a new thread of inquiry here that is very specific will get you the best answers! Good luck!
catkins 06/17/19 04:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: Advice for first time RV rental and experience

Welcome to the forum! Not much privacy or separation in an RV. Sometimes there is a rear bedroom with a thin door between areas in a larger Class A RV. The front compartment would then have to accommodate one couple and the kids. Is it doable, yes but a larger Class A will restrict where you can park it when sightseeing as I assume you will not have a rental car to drive as well. You may be better off to consider one small Class C rental RV for each couple. Easier to find parking when at sightseeing places where you need to get out to enjoy. Expensive ...... yes. RVing is a wonderful experience and if you can adjust to being very close in a small place when not outside, you could have a great trip. EL Monte RV and Cruise America, as stated above, are the biggest networks of rentals. Did not see where you intend to go nor what time of year. Weather can adversely effect travel so be sure to add that to your planning phase. Extreme heat or cold creates issues for RV travel as well as sightseeing. RV Air conditioners tend to be not so efficient in high heat areas! Summer time on the roads in America can be very busy and even getting reservations for your overnight stays may require some considerable advance planning and obtaining. Best of luck for a grand adventure exploring our beautiful and diverse country!
catkins 06/16/19 12:07pm Beginning RVing
RE: Hose question........

We use 2x25' water hoses - food grade not garden hoses! Sewer hoses , one 15' sewerand , one 10' and one 5'........ we always seem to need a few more inches. Yes, you should use a different hose for the rinse connection on the sewer tank.Enjoy the adventure!
catkins 06/13/19 06:05pm Beginning RVing
RE: lost my co pilot

So sorry for your loss. Will be sending thoughts for strength and comfort.
catkins 06/12/19 03:20pm Around the Campfire
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