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RE: Cool video from airstream. EV self propelled trailer.

Knowing how Airstream likes to price its products, I'd say this trailer would probably be priced at around $200K.
gemsworld 03/30/22 08:47am Travel Trailers
RE: RV insurance

Progressive.
gemsworld 03/29/22 09:52am Good Sam Insurance
RE: New to site. Looking for advice between 2 TT models.

As a generalization, Winnies are usually considered superior to Forest River products. That said, either can be either good or bad on any individual unit. Look at both carefully, look for fit of cabinetry, materials used, plywood vs particle board, hardwood vs plywood etc, then decide. Generally freestanding furnishings are better than built in. Appliances will likely be comparable. Depending on how you intend to camp, tank sizes may become important. If you are looking at new, you may want to compare warranties. Happy hunting What he said. I owned a Mini Lite for a couple of years and was not impressed with the materials and workmanship. In order to make then "Lite" they use thinner materials to cut down on weight. I weigh 200 lbs and the floor on my Mini Lite flexed (sunk) when I walked on it. Did I mention the vinyl flooring came unglued in the middle and I had a giant air bubble underneath it? Compare the dry weights if they're similar in size. Go with the heavier one.
gemsworld 03/22/22 08:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gas prices.

We'll probably see campgrounds closer to populated areas more crowded and distant ones less crowded. On the other hand, if fuel prices stabilize before the camping season gets under way people will travel farther from home.
gemsworld 03/10/22 06:27pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Gas prices.

Way before fuel prices started going up, the wife and I have been talking about driving less distances in our "yearly road trips" and spend more time in one place. We typically drive close to 8,000 miles in our yearly road trips and probably another 2,000 additional miles a year in shorter trips. We always considered ourselves more travelers than campers who happen to travel in an RV. After RVing for nearly 20 years and having crisscrossed the US and parts of Canada a few times, we decided this year to travel no further than 1,000 miles from home and stay put longer in two or three areas. The fact gas prices have gone up is purely coincidental to our decision to drive less. The upside to the high fuel prices for us may be more camping spots will be available as some people cancel their travel plans.
gemsworld 03/09/22 04:37pm RV Lifestyle
RE: On demand water heater and boondocking

We owned a moho with a Truma waterless hot water heater and we did not waste any water. I suppose by Winnebago placing the water heater by the bathroom it had a lot to do with it. Also, Truma heaters are supposed to be very efficient (and pricey.) I have been told by RV techs Girard water heaters are not very good.
gemsworld 02/21/22 08:09am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: “Under hood generator”

For a while I entertained the idea of getting a Class B moho and joined 3 different makes FB groups to get myself familiarized with Class Bs. If memory serves me right, Roadtrek may have been the pioneer in using the so called “under the hood generator”. I followed the groups for several months and came to the conclusion UHGs systems were fraught with problems and the reason some RV manufacturers use them is strictly to save money. I'm old-school and prefer old-school generators to an alternator with a fancy name in the engine compartment. Onan recently came out with an inverter type generator for Class Bs and it is very quiet compared to the traditional generators.
gemsworld 02/21/22 07:56am Tech Issues
RE: Internet & satellite tv for full time 5er

The Playmaker looks like a good idea if you sometimes encounter tree issues with where the RV is parked since it is portable. We currently have the Hopper 3 and 2 "Joey" receivers. The trav'ler looks like a better option for us as it will pick up 3 satellites simultaneously and would be compatible with our current house system. The Playmaker can also be installed on the roof.. The cost of having an activated Wally receiver is only $5/mo if you have a Dish residential account. As you probably already know, the Playmaker can only tune to one satellite at a time. For us this isn't a hindrance since we only watch satellite TV on one TV. As long as you use a Wally and a dome you are pretty good. However, I prefer to record what I plan to watch and watch it on my time schedule and without all the commercials. For that you need a Hopper and a Hopper needs a full size open face antenna, either manually setup on a tripod or a roof mounted automatic. You can record with Wally and VIP 211 receivers by using an external hard drive. You pay a one time fee of $40 to turn on the feature on all Dish receivers you own and there is no monthly fee. We paid the $40 fee many years ago and had the feature turned on on several receivers throughout the years. We currently use a Western Digital hard drive to record.
gemsworld 02/21/22 07:35am Technology Corner
RE: Internet & satellite tv for full time 5er

The Playmaker looks like a good idea if you sometimes encounter tree issues with where the RV is parked since it is portable. We currently have the Hopper 3 and 2 "Joey" receivers. The trav'ler looks like a better option for us as it will pick up 3 satellites simultaneously and would be compatible with our current house system. The Playmaker can also be installed on the roof.. The cost of having an activated Wally receiver is only $5/mo if you have a Dish residential account. As you probably already know, the Playmaker can only tune to one satellite at a time. For us this isn't a hindrance since we only watch satellite TV on one TV.
gemsworld 02/20/22 07:56am Technology Corner
RE: Internet & satellite tv for full time 5er

You can get a Winegard Dish Playmaker antenna with a Dish Wally receiver for as little as $329. That's what we use. Dish Combo
gemsworld 02/19/22 06:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Walkie Talkies

I recently purchased this set and I'm very pleased with it. It worked as far as 1.7 miles in a semi-rural area. COTRE Two Way Radios
gemsworld 02/15/22 07:30am Technology Corner
RE: Where is EVERYONE??

There’s also a problem with every new poster being attacked and told ‘use the search function’. This site is most unwelcoming. Probably the number one reason why this forum has been in its slow-death bed for a long time.
gemsworld 02/04/22 08:07am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: "Q" in 2022

We were there for four days a week ago. The entire area was considerably more packed than the previous year. The tent was jammed with people within half hour of opening.It appears this year will be a success for the businesses in town and show vendors.
gemsworld 01/30/22 08:14am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Winnebago quality

You should be fine with a 2018 model. Winnebago's fit and finish has slipped in the last 2 or 3 years. I'll chalk it up to trying to get the units out the door in a hurry to meet demand.
gemsworld 12/04/21 08:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: T mobile Internet

After being with Verizon for over 20 years, I switched to T-Mobile early this year and I have been extremely satisfied with the service and coverage. I have traveled through several states in the West, Midwest and the South and the coverage has been very good. Of course, like any other carrier, coverage may not be as good in the areas where you live and spend most of your time so it is important to check the coverage.
gemsworld 11/05/21 08:56am Technology Corner
RE: Newly Retired

One thing you will notice going into CA on I-10, The eastern lanes are clogged with people leaving and the western lanes are nearly empty. I sneaked in at a length of 70ft+ to Pamona and sneaked back out at 55mph. That place is hard to defend with so many people leaving. There are plenty of condos for short term rent in the South East in the winter especially in the beach areas. Have a good time. More gibberish from people who know nothing about California or its traffic patterns.
gemsworld 10/25/21 09:18am Snowbirds
RE: Newly Retired

"Besides be extremely expensive CA is choked with rules, laws and regs. I'm not sure if most businesses are open. We avoid the place if possible." More stereotyping from people who know nothing about California. Califronia's snowbird areas are more confined to the desert areas east of Southern California. The Coachella Valley where Palm Springs is located has many condos and second homes that are used primarily during the winter months when the weather is perfect. If you like golfing, there are many golf courses in the area. From the Palm Springs area you can explore all the diverse areas Southern California has to offer.
gemsworld 10/25/21 08:28am Snowbirds
RE: RV Dump Station in/near Lone Pine

Nearby Tuttle Creek campground has a dump and fresh water.
gemsworld 10/07/21 09:32am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Outrageous CA registration fee!

So....back on topic. I think OP has a point and needs to check with DMV. My Auto purchase price 21K. Registration $218. We do pay a ton more than many states. Real life case. Porsche SUV CA registration $980. **** right, effing luxury car. Same car moves to Idaho, $90. Did you pay about $98K for the Porsche? Based on your $21K purchase and only paying $218 you're paying about 1% of purchase price or value. Come to AZ and see your $980 registration turn into $1,665. Or, you could move to Idaho and only pay $90.
gemsworld 09/24/21 05:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Outrageous CA registration fee!

The basic reason most people like to bash California is simply JEALOUSY! Yep. You'd think Teleman would have moved to another state by now if he had it so bad.
gemsworld 09/24/21 05:16pm Class A Motorhomes
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