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RE: Complaints about Cost of Mhs vs Motels

When I had a trailer, I did the math for us and the way we travel, and figured out that we were saving a little bit of money using the RV vs a hotel. Once we moved to a class A diesel, it is more expensive to travel in the RV. However, it does not matter anyway. First, we would not spend a month on the road if we had to stay in hotels. The bag drag gets old, we do not like eating out all the time, we have a dog, and we really want to be able to sleep in our own bed. Also, we have been in places where there were no nearby hotels or the RV park location and views were better than any hotel. Everyone spends their discretionary funds differently, but for us, traveling in the RV is worth every penny.
ncrowley 12/24/20 11:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Tiffin Acquired by Thor for 300mil.

Maybe the Thor designers will show Tiffin how to configure a floorplan that allows for TV viewing without neck twisting like an owl. Wow - do I agree with that one! There are very few Tiffin floor plans I would even consider given the horrible TV placement.
ncrowley 12/24/20 11:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any full timers use a roomba style vac?

Roomba's are an example of the classic create a need for a product and advertise the H___ out of it. It's a gimmick and an expensive one. There is nothing in the brains of a Roomba that forces it to cover every square foot of the floor. If it does it is just dumb luck. If a floor is completely clear of obstacles given enough time it will eventually cover the entire surface (note free of obstacles such as chair legs and given enough time). A decent battery powered stick broom will work much more efficiently ie clean the floor in less time. BTW I used to sell them while working at Brookstone. That is not true for many models these days. There are two levels of robotic vacuums. One does a random path. The other maps the house and does a methodical path that covers the entire floor every time. I have a RoboRock at home and I love it. It has a cell phone app that shows how it maps and vacuums the house. I run it about every other day and it is amazing how much it picks up. It is not as good as a regular sized vacuum on carpets, but it does a good job. It does great on hard floors. I just take my vacuum out about once per week and go over the carpets.
ncrowley 10/16/20 06:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Older MH mpg with diesel

I have a 2004 Cat C7 350hp - 40 feet. I get between 7.5 and 8 pulling a toad. This is out west - lots of mountains. With the weight the engine is pulling, I figure that is not bad.
ncrowley 06/18/20 01:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water softner setup

As others have stated, you want the filter before the water softener. We have a sediment filter and a charcoal filter before the softener.
ncrowley 03/07/20 03:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help Me Choose My Next Unit

If you purchase a Class A or Class C, make sure they can pull your truck or a Jeep. My Jeep is 4500 pounds empty weight and many of the class C's cannot pull it, even though they have 5,000 pounds hitches. To calculate how much an RV can tow: GCWR - GVWR = how much you can tow
ncrowley 03/07/20 03:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: KOA membership

In looking at the KOA web site, not all KOAs offer any kind of military discount. Also, when you join KOA, you get points for every stay in addition to the discount. When you accumulate enough points, you can use them for nights at a KOA. You will need to do the math yourself based on how many KOA nights you plan to spend each year. We end up doing enough nights that it is worth the yearly cost.
ncrowley 02/16/20 04:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bicycle Rack

Another option is to put a hitch in the front of the coach. I had this done and I really like this option. I do not have to worry about the heat from the radiator. I lock the bikes to the carrier when we get into camp.
ncrowley 02/02/20 04:13pm Class A Motorhomes
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