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RE: RV Insurance

I hate how insuance companies all seem to operate the same. Once you are a policyholder, they increase your rate every year at a pace higher than insurance rate inflation. Does not apply to every Ins. Company; I've been with the same ins. company for 30? years. My rates are a lot lower than they were. Even my home owners policy went down by %15 this year; To the original OP question: Ask you auto or home ins. company; My Camper is insured through my auto/home company for < $200 per year.
fitznj 01/15/20 03:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mount trailer tires yourself at home?

My local tire shop charges $20 to unmount/mount/balance a tire; At that price, it's not worth doing it myself.
fitznj 01/15/20 03:52pm Travel Trailers
Pops RV - confused

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fitznj 01/13/20 05:33am Forum Posting Help and Support
Pops RV - confused

Been looking for a class B+ or small Class C, been looking in all the usual places. About 1 month ago found one with what looks like a floor plan I can live with and it's less than 1 hour away. It's being sold by Pops RV (a broker - I assume); Anyways filled in the on-line form and sent to to Pop's. Never go a reply back. This past Friday saw another B+ close by; Filled in the form and sent it out. I was asking about driving over to take a look. I received an email back with 1 - a link to the ad with a suggesting to read it (???) 2 - a pdf doc with the "sales process" 3 - a question about how I'm going to be paying for it (???) Is POP's RV for real? or are trolling for you personal information
fitznj 01/13/20 05:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Rio Grande Village RV Campground in Big Bend NP

Rio Grande is really remote and far from any supplies; There is a small, and I mean REALLY small grocery store and gas close by but it is far from anything else; The sites are essentially a large parking lot and rather unappealing. Stillwell RV is just on the outside of the park but again really remote. Personally, I'd stay at Terlingua - large grocery store, several restaurants, close to the NP and closer to the State Park.
fitznj 01/12/20 06:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Big Bend National Park

I've stayed at Stillwells - just outside the NP; Nothing fancy but that's par for the course in Big Bend. Expect remoteness. I then moved to Terlingua and stayed there another week; Close to amenities (grocery store, bars, restaurants, gas.....) - Quirky little town but I enjoyed it. Take ALL your supplies (food/drink/propane/gas.....) - it's remote out there and gorgeous. I was hoping to get ther again this winter, but plans changed. I stayed at Guadalupe State Park in Hill country, really nice campground. Good for hiking, cycling and relatively close to a town.
fitznj 01/03/20 04:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: never camped in Delaware

WE stay at 3 different public camp grounds in the area: Cape Henlopen is the closest Killian Pond and Lumms Pond are a short drive away
fitznj 01/01/20 03:25am Family Camping
RE: Big Bend

Big Bend NP is a sensational experience if you like remoteness. It's far away from anything so stock up with all essentials before arriving. I stayed at Stillwell Ranch, just outside the NP - has hookups and a good place to use as a base - I think he has 4,000 acres. Then moved to Terlingua. I ride dirt bikes and mountains bikes, so I spent 2 weeks riding all the remote dirt roads in the NP. The views as spectacular. The road to Presidio is a "must do" - essentially parallels the Rio Grande. You can get supplies at Study Butte/ Terlingua, but fresh fruit/veggies come just once a week so stock up. Couple of good campgrounds in this area and there are 5 or 6 bars/restaurants as well. There is one in Ghost Town where all the locals hang out and watch the sunsets - kind of a unique place. All the people I met were exceptionally friendly and very easy to strike up a conversation (I live in NJ - enough said).... Did I say it's remote? some of the rustic campsites are literally in the middle of nowhere. Make sure you're gas tank is topped up (although there is a gas station the NP). I'm going back this Jan but staying at the State Park and riding to Ruidosa - another "must do" drive. Enjoy - you'll love it,
fitznj 11/16/19 02:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What is a 6.0L Chevy engine

I had the 6.0L in my 3500 Van. This engine and the transmission were bulletproof; I never had a single issue with either (or the rest of the van) in close to 90,000 miles of towing. I only sold it because I was bored with it and wanted something newer !!
fitznj 11/06/19 04:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cat Shelter

It won't be long before they become INDOOR cats...... I have an ex feral cat sitting on the sofa next to me right now. My wife left some chicken out for a couple of feral cats (10? years ago) and they never left. One disappeared, the other was a female and gave birth to 2 kittens. The mother allowed me to handle her and her kittens - so they got used to human contact/presence. When winter came, they found out very quickly that the inside of our house was warmer then the outside.... and there was free food. One of the cats sleeps on my chest while I watch TV and the mother lays next to me and lays on the garage floor while I work on my car/motorcycle. I was never a cat person but that all changed now. Our local county animal shelter neuters cats for $45, so we had all of them neutered.
fitznj 11/04/19 05:49am RV Pet Stop
RE: Advice on handheld electric drill for jacks

I use a low end Craftsman impact wrench with the appropriate socket. Works great - I think it's 18V. No problems so far.
fitznj 10/02/19 10:27am Beginning RVing
RE: Pennsylvania Turnpike

The PA Turnpike gets really expensive if you are towing; You will need an EZPASS or they will "Bill-by-Plate"; There are places where there are NO toll booths; Take I78 or I80 - no tolls
fitznj 08/25/19 07:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Suggestions on single axle trailer and SUV tow vehicle

I have a KZ 18th (toy hauler) - single axle and 3500lbs. I don't need all the bells and whistles and this camper has been perfect. I've stayed in it for over 145 days in the past 2 years and towed it out to Big Bend and back. It's easy to tow, easy to backup, easy to park and tons of room inside with a full shower/toiler and queen bed. Have not had a single problem - Cherokee make a WolfPup 16 which is slightly shorter and narrower but does not have a full bathroom. I'm leaving for a 2 month trip out west again this winter.
fitznj 08/10/19 02:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Garage Size

So I'm curious, what Class C is it? I've been looking for a Class C toyhauler and never had much luck.
fitznj 07/21/19 07:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Renting out your RV nightmares.

A friend of mine does repairs on boats hulls both fibreglass and poly vinyl(?); Take the tank out, take it to a boat shop and get their opinion. They should be able to help you out.
fitznj 07/20/19 03:41am General RVing Issues
RE: New camper with very little info on it.

Call KZ and give them your VIN - they will help out. I spoke to them last week and they were very helpful.
fitznj 07/19/19 04:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electric brakes self adjusting?

Crawl underneath and take a look at the backing plate: If you see a couple of oval rubber bungs at the bottom of the backing plate then they are not self-adjusting. If there are no bungs then your brakes are self-adjusting. They self adjust going forward.
fitznj 07/19/19 04:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Long Term RV Repairs

i can see the situation where a MH/camper stays at the repair facility for months. I live near an fairly large RV repair dealer and go past it almost every day; At least half of the MH/campers stay on his lot for not weeks but months. He has a lot on the side where there are over 10 class C campers which have been there for at least 18 months now (they do move around occasionally). I once took my TT there and was told to "leave and we'll get back to you", There have been many stories here about owners leaving their vehicles for months at the RV dealer even though it may be a simple fix.
fitznj 07/16/19 02:21am Full-time RVing
RE: need advice

By road, do mean in a car, motorcycle, camper, travel trailer? I know of several people who have traveled by motorcycle, so it is possible. But personally, I think I would purchase a Personal Armoured Car - they drive like maniacs over there.
fitznj 07/15/19 05:43am Good Sam Club
RE: Naps

Naps have been part of my whole life (even in school); You can set your clock by my naps - every day at 2PM....... I power nap - only sleep for 10-15 minutes; If I don't get my nap, I drag for the rest of the day; Even when I'm on a motorcycle trip, I pull over, rest my head against a tree and fall into a deep sleep (I sometimes don't even take my helmet off..).
fitznj 07/14/19 05:36am RV Lifestyle
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