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RE: First time RVing. What should we consider? Insurance?

Great suggestions given. When you pick up your RV, stand away from the side and look at the distance from the back wheels to the end of the RV. When you take a corner or leave a tight area that tail swings way out and even though the rear wheels and most of the back of the RV has cleared the obstruction that last 3 or so feet is still swinging out.. example: you pull up to the gas pump. It's a bit tight so you are close to the pump which is on the drivers side. When you finish and are ready to leave you decide you want to turn to the right. If you turn to soon the tail will hit the pump or one of the guards as it swings out. Be sure you have enough room for that back end to clear before turning..saves a lot of trouble..
docsouce 04/04/21 03:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: Colorado Hwy. 50 road closures

Thanks for this tip. We are planning to be in that very area toward the and of July. I'll keep a close eye on this. If we have to change plans , No Problem!!!
docsouce 04/02/21 09:34am Roads and Routes
RE: Nexus Chassis noise

If you have a chance look up "65 MPH Drone and loud banging in cabover curved panel" on google. This post from the Jayco Owners Forum might be of some help to you. It offers some very useful information on the possible cause of this. It did help me to eliminate this annoying issue on my 2020 Jayco 26XD class C. The second half concerning the banging of course doesn't apply here. Read it through, it bounces around a bit.
docsouce 04/01/21 06:28am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best route from VA to Maine

Once you get on I84 take it to the Mass Pike I90 east to I495 North to I95 North, this is at the Ma/NH state line. Then I95 North to Maine, about 10 miles. The toll roads are I90 in Ma, I95 in NH and Maine. I84 through Hartford can be difficult but if you can hit it between 10am and 2pm it shouldn't be to bad. Saturday and of course Sunday are the best days just get out early, but the weekdays aren't usually to bad unless the DOT decides to shut down a lane or two...
docsouce 03/31/21 05:08am Roads and Routes
RE: Conditions of I-81 thru PA

We were on I81 last June. I thought I'd try i81 south from Scranton. Bad decision. Rough tough road. We usually take Rt 209 south from Matamoras Pa to Tremont Pa. Longer but it's just easier. I don't know but I hope this helps. We too are headed toward Tennessee. Going to pick up US 412 out of Columbia Tn, with a stop in Nashville. If it dries out by then. So it looks like I81 south from Harrisburg..
docsouce 03/30/21 06:38am Roads and Routes
Nashville Tn. in late June

On our way west we're thinking about stopping at Nashville TN for a couple of days. I checked out and there are quite a few very good campgrounds. I'm thinking of staying at the Nashville KOA on Music Valley Dr. mostly because it has a good rating , is close to downtown and has a shuttle service. We don't have a tow so we'll use either a shuttle, Uber or a taxis. Not being familiar with this city I'd rather not rent a car. Does anyone have a campground they really enjoyed while visiting there and would be able to fill our needs?
docsouce 03/26/21 05:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ground wires

Thanks for the input. I'll just bundle them up a bit so they aren't hanging all over the place, grease them up an let them be.
docsouce 03/20/21 08:09pm Tech Issues
Ground wires

I have a bird's nest on ground wires under my 2020 Jayco 26xd class C. One of the many things I want to do is clean this mess up. Probably about 15, looks like #12 white wires coming out of the house to 2 bus bars that have 2 or 3 wires going to each terminal. The bus are anchored to the frame which I assumed is the grounding point. Anyway it's a mess. My question should I continue to use the bus bars with groups of wires going to one terminal or should I pick up a couple of multi point bus bars and use one wire to one terminal?? As always all advise is appreciated.
docsouce 03/20/21 04:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Montana "hi-line"

Havre "Beneath the Streets" was pretty neat. US 2 in Havre Montana.
docsouce 03/14/21 03:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: Fresh water tank clearance issue

Great thought. The wood certainly will hold moisture. A soft plastic.. I'll have to check this idea out...
docsouce 03/13/21 05:56pm Tech Issues
Fresh water tank clearance issue

We had a couple of warm days this last week, so I decided to grab the creeper and give the underside of my 2020 Jayco 26XD Class C a look see for any further items that need attention before the season starts. What I found was the 2 plastic elbows on the drivers side rear, underside of the freshwater tank, the drain and fill connectors, that screw into the bottom of the tank are pushing down right against the top of the chassis frame. The water tank is empty and I can move it around. I can pull the tank about 1/2 to 3/4" toward the outside (drivers side)and that gives the elbows room by clearing the side of the trucks frame. Now one way I could hold the tank in this position would be to slide a piece of 1"x6" wood along the length of the tank on the opposite (psgr) side. I tried this and it works but does this seem like a good fix? I know the tank probably won't move when its full and I could just move the tank before filling and hope it doesn't move back but these elbows need some room. I don't need to be worried about the elbows breaking off when bouncing on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere. So it seems like my three options are the two I just mentioned and the third is to lift the tank 1/4 to 3/8''by sliding some type of flat spacer ,probably wood, under the tank ,all the way around. I bought the RV new last year and put 7200 miles on it and usually carry about 3/4 a tank of water. I don't know how these elbows survived. Any advise is appreciated. __________________
docsouce 03/13/21 02:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Is a toad necessary with a small motor home?

We had a Thor 22e and took it cross country 3 times without a toad. We rent an auto when we find the need. We now have a Jayco 26XD and are leaving in early June for a 4 month cross country trip. Massachusetts to the 4 corners region, then poke around out there till we get to Montana then head back. Again no toad. We found all that's needed is to plan ahead. It's just the 2 of us though. I think if we had kids along, a toad would be very handy...
docsouce 03/10/21 03:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Maine to Yellowstone

This was copied from the North Dakota Highway Patrol web site. "The speed limit is 55 mph on gravel, loose dirt, or on loose surface highways and on paved two-lane county and township highways, if there is no speed limit posted. The speed limit is 65 mph on two-lane highways, if posted for that speed. The speed limit is 70 mph on paved four-lane divided highways. The speed limit is 75 mph on interstate highways (I-29 and I-94)." The Montana DOT web site says "the statutory speed limit on State Highway 2 is 70 mph." We made this trip 3 years ago. Into Canada at Thousand Islands Ca 417/17 to Sault St.Marie then US 2 from St.Ignace to St Mary at Glacier NP. We left on June 16 and arrived St Mary on June 28. Wonderful ride...
docsouce 03/09/21 06:56am Roads and Routes
RE: Maine to Yellowstone

Coming from Maine Route 2 would make you feel right at home. As mentioned if you feel you have the time and want a break from the interstate. Just a beautiful ride.
docsouce 03/07/21 05:19am Roads and Routes
RE: Maine to Yellowstone

We stopped at the Devils Tower just noth of I90 in northeast Wyoming. We really enjoyed it. We stayed at the KOA at the base of the tower. Nice 2 night stop.
docsouce 03/06/21 11:07am Roads and Routes
RE: TPO roof understanding help.

As always, thanks for taking the time to fill me in. Maintenance. It's all about proper maintenance..
docsouce 03/06/21 06:10am General RVing Issues
TPO roof understanding help.

My 2020 26XD has a TPO over a vacuum bonded laminated roof. Would someone please take a minute and explain to me what that means. The outside of the roof is a fine cloth like mesh. Is this the TPO? and if not does this type of roof need to be treated with a UV protector. I looked up TPO here and I find that it doesn't need to be treated, but I don't understand what the cloth mesh is. Feel dumb asking this but its a component I know nothing about. Ahhh yes a Jayco, sorry 'bout that... Thanks for any help.
docsouce 03/04/21 11:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Michelin's replacement for 225/75 16 LTX M/S2 ?

The Thor 22e Freedom Elite is rather light RV. The Michelin LT MS-2's that were the factory tires lasted for 42,000 miles. I too wanted to replace them with the same tire. Research and found the MS-2's and the Defender were discontinued and the replacement tire is the Michelin LT Agilis Cross climate. These were my choice for the replacement. As for these Hankook tires. As I said,they are new factory installed tires so we'll see what happens. DW and I are leaving for a 4/5 month crosscounty trip. From the East coast to the desert southwest then zig-zag North and back home eventually. I figure about 10 to 12,000 miles. We'll see how they look after that run.
docsouce 03/02/21 07:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Michelin's replacement for 225/75 16 LTX M/S2 ?

Check out the tires offered on the FMCA tire program. A few hoops to jump through but if you're a member the savings are pretty good. I was going to buy a set of the Michelin Agis tires for my Class C. But ended up trading it in for a new Jayco 26xd that came with Hankooks. Only have 7800 miles on them but so it's a bit to early to tell. They do ride well though.
docsouce 03/01/21 12:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Is Martha’s vineyard worth the cost & effort? Nantucket?

We visited Martha's Vineyard Sept. 22 to Sept 26 2019. We stayed at the Martha's Vineyard Family Campground. Great Campground and very nice/helpful new owners. We took our Thor 22C class c no tow there and the ferry cost was $320 round trip. We chose these dates on the advise of the owners of the RV park. They said it is considered off season. Less people and less traffic on the Island and a cheaper ferry rate. Also on the advise of the campground owners, because of very close clearances on the downtown streets, we parked outside of the towns and bicycled in. Cars are OK but RV's need a shoe horn to get through the downtown streets. Plenty of parking outside of the downtown areas. In this case a towd would be very handy, but that also increases the ferry cost. We had a great time and enjoyed the sights. Be a while though before we return though. As far as I know there aren't any RV campgrounds on Nantucket Island.
docsouce 02/21/21 12:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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