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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
RE: Dehumidifier ?

Something is not right here; An aircon is supposed to pull the humidity out of the air. Dry air at the same temp feels a lot more comfortable. To the OP, when your AC is on, does water drip out of the unit? It should as the AC is pulling water out of the air. If not then you may have a problem - plugged? I think, Installing a dehumidifier is only masking the real problem. All the AC in our campers have dried out the air.
fitznj 07/14/19 05:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Opinion on Resort Fees ?

I thought the Marriott Hotel chain just got fined for doing this. The advertised a rate then added "resort fees" on checkout - I believe they have been ordered to reimburse their customers for the "resort fee". How's this any different?
fitznj 07/11/19 02:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New style entry steps

I do not like them at all; I park my TH in a barn with and there is about 3 ft between the door and the barn wall. If i had the new style stairs then I would not be able to get into the camper.
fitznj 07/11/19 03:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Electronic Self-adjusting brakes

Bought a new TH with self adjusting brakes - first camper I've had with them. Love them.
fitznj 07/10/19 10:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best rv parks around Saratoga Spring NY

I stayed here (Moreau Lake State Park) a few weeks ago - really nice place; Large sites, great setting, plenty of walking/cycling trails, good swimming.... Quick drive to Glen Falls, Saratoga, Lk George. Highly recommended
fitznj 07/10/19 10:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Do I call the repair service or tow service first?

Call road service; they will contact the appropriate towing company and have the vehicle towed to the repair shop. It's up to you but the last 2 times I had my vehicle towed to my home where I took care of the problem. It could be a simple problem as the neutral safety switch which is stopping the lever moving out of neutral
fitznj 07/10/19 04:28am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: new TT what do you change first if anything?

Go buy some Rustulium paint and crawl under you new trailer Great suggestion, I use Rustoleum Undercoat and the High Temp paint (It has loads of solids). I give everything a good coat of paint. Chassis still looks (almost) brand new - I was surprised how much surface rust my new trailer had. Then repeat just before the winter. Oh - a power tongue jack - what a difference and dual batteries. As others stated, live in it for a while, you will adapt as needs arise.
fitznj 07/03/19 03:54am General RVing Issues
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