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RE: Fresh water life, how long?

for us, we keep our potable water tank full. if not used, we drain every month and refill and not to mention, don't forget to run the water, hot and cold to replenish what is in the lines. For me, a full tank with chlorinated water is better than an empty tank. it lessens the potential for bacteria growth. Flush and fill regularly and and you will be fine. If you have a concern, add a little chlorine/ bleach, maybe a 1/4 of a cup to 50 gallons, run fixtures, let sit for 24 to 48 hours, flush it all out and refill, you should be good to go. as far as filling when you get there, where are you getting the water and what quality does it have. Your city water should meet drinking water standards. we travel with full tanks all the time, drink it and use it for cooling and everything just like we are in our block home in the concrete jungle. Good Luck & Be Safe ! ! !
jffnkrn 07/03/19 06:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: rv extension cord

My three cents. In all the years of traveling here and there, we have only needed an extra few feet i would say less than half dozen times. We have a 50 amp, with only one a/c, I have a 30 amp shore power cord that I use when traveling, also have one 25 foot 30 amp extension cord, plus one 25 foot heavy 12 gauge cord that I have only needed a couple times, that was to help with someone else needing power when dry camping. I would get one 30 amp extension cord or a heavy 25 foot regular extension cord to use for battery, lights, and misc. stuff. you can run fridge and water heater on gas to keep load to a minimum. While traveling, but may not handle a/c. If storage can be an issue, the smaller of the two should work. OR, you can always wait until you need it, run on battery for the night if you have to, that's why we have fully self contained units. Good Luck & Be Safe ! ! !
jffnkrn 06/28/19 07:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water not working at all through city, but it's on outside.

i would agree in part for the filters. Also check all the aerators on the faucets. make sure a bypass valve wasn't flipped by mistake. just work your way through the system and double check everything. it is most likely something simple. let us know what it is. GOOD LUCK & BE SAFE! ! !
jffnkrn 06/02/19 08:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2016 Rushmore Springfield

thanks, how does it handle cold and hot weather, We travel in all types of climates, coldest for us has been 18* and hottest, 118*. thanks. I didn't think it had opposing slides also as the pictures i see don't really show it. thanks
jffnkrn 05/11/19 08:39am Fifth-Wheels
2016 Rushmore Springfield

We have a chance to pick up this unit, decent price, we like the floor plan, and it has a few things we like as generator prep, solar prep, dual pane windows, two a/c units. the only concerns I have is the king bed which i can change, and the residential fridge and inverter. I am in hopes with two 100 watt solar panels, that will take care of the fridge as i know one 100 watt panel keeps my two 12 volt group 30 agms's full all day with normal use, of course no air conditioner, but we have generator for that. any comments, thoughts, etc would be greatly appreciated and i know all comments are what they are. here is t2016 RUSHMORE SPRINGFIELD FIFTH WHEEL BY CROSSROADS An experienced RV'er will not find a more unique, innovative, feature-packed 5th wheel in the market. STANDARD EQUIPMENT: F.I. T CHASSIS 15,000 BTU QUIET COOL A/C 32” LG LED HD TV - BEDROOM EXCLUSIVE DUAL OPPOSING SLIDES IN MASTER SUITE NIGHT ROLLER SHADES WASHER/DRYER PREP ”V” DESIGN STEEL DOCKING STATION 30” OTR MICROWAVE 50 AMP SERVICE W/90 AMP CONVERTER POWER AWNING W/LED LIGHTS 48” LG LED HD TV W/SOUNDBAR – LIVING ROOM 16 CU FT. RESIDENTIAL REFER W/INVERTER RECESSED LED LIGHTING THROUGHOUT 30 LB LPG TANKS BLACK WATER TANK FLUSH ENCLOSED/HEATED HOLDING TANKS 60% TINTED FRAMELESS WINDOWS EXCLUSIVE I-COOL MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT MAXFAN - KITCHEN 18 CU FT. FRENCH DOOR REFER W/PULLOUT FREEZER 2ND 15,000 BTU A/C DÉCOR – RUSHMORE 16 - TROPICS KING BED MAXIMUM LINO - EXTENDED GENERATOR PREP DUAL PANE WINDOWS COACH-NET ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE LUXURY TOURING PACKAGEhe info copied form the sales stuff. thanks, jeff
jffnkrn 05/09/19 10:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: To Rent or Sell

Well a quick note of thanks, and the update as well. Not that it matters, but with our specific situation, retired almost 8 years ago from a great job, couldn't pass up the opportunity. So we did it and continue to operate our handyman business in which we are very successful. This allows us to maintain a household, enjoy our grandchildren and travel almost as much as we want. With that, we have our home base, all the comforts of home, we park our rv at home with full hook up and yet we are able to travel and enjoy our countries national parks, beautiful scenery while maintaining a life style that is comfortable, financially stable and manageable. So with that, we are going to stay put for now, don't need all the extra stuff, (insurance, mail, home base, tags, taxes, etc.), not to mention where I do my repairs, and maintenance, down time do to an unforeseen illness, etc. to deal with and or worry about. For us, it is more cost effective to keep what we have as home base then sell and downsize and this will allow us to keep on traveling and enjoying what we do. As we continue to get rid of debt, we increase our travel time by about a month per year. right now at about 3 months, not including our little local family trips. So, thanks again for the input, we go through these exercises so we can make logical decisions. Have a great day, and hopefully this information will help others.
jffnkrn 03/16/19 08:00am Full-time RVing
To Rent or Sell

So we are in the "MAYBE" stages of going full time, like i said, Maybe. We plan on it but still want a home base. This would allow us to come home in a few years if and or as needed. So before we sell it all, move on and then maybe decide we only want to travel a few years then come home. The option of renting our place to maintain the payment and have brick and mortar to come home to, or sell it all and then have to buy again if and when we decide. Options, Options, and more options. So we tap other experience for your opinion, experience etc.. Thanks in advance.
jffnkrn 03/13/19 08:38pm Full-time RVing
RE: Anyone replaced their Schwintek slide with a pulley system?

We are on our 4th year with the Schwintek in our Reflection, never an issue. Like said above, keep them in sink and you shouldn't have any issues.
jffnkrn 03/08/19 06:37am Fifth-Wheels
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