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RE: Slide out to non slide

I have an AF1150 with a full wall slide. However, for two people the slide makes a big difference as you can easily pass each other. In the 865 you are constantly getting in each other’s way. This is exactly what we run into with ours...whenever we need to pass by, someone needs to move into the dinette area a little. And it is not that we are huge people. If camping alone it would not be a problem.
pirlbeck 05/05/22 04:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Slide out to non slide

The only regret we have had with our Lance 845 is that we did not get at least one slide to open up the kitchen/table area. I was very concerned about overloading the truck under it, but as well as we have got along, I think a single slide would of been fine. It is usually just my wife and I, but we did take a 7 year old grandson on one long cross country trip. If I was traveling alone, a slide probably would not be necessary.
pirlbeck 05/03/22 10:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Jan-Feb-March in Mesa, AZ- few questions about heat sources

OK, thanks for the replies. Yes, I am aware that in sub freezing temps the LP furnace will be required to prevent freeze up and damage to the plumbing and the water supply line will need either heating tape or need to be disconnected over night. While I realize long cold spells are always possible, I don't think it is the norm. One thing I did not mention was when I talked to the park office, the gal I talked to said the refilling of LP tanks on site is not permitted. I am not sure if this is a local ordinances or an RV park rule. So if I did obtain the 100 gallon LP tank it would have to be swapped out. Thanks again!
pirlbeck 04/09/22 08:08am Snowbirds
Jan-Feb-March in Mesa, AZ- few questions about heat sources

My wife and I are looking into taking our 36" fifth-wheel to the Phoenix area next winter. My wife spent some time in the area last month and knows where she would like to be, which is at a park in Mesa. Her sister and her sisters husband spend March at this park, and another couple we are friends with are down there for the month of January, so this is where she wants to be. As I am self-employed and still running a business, I will be flying back and forth some and a concern I have is her dealing with the propane fills if needed when I am gone. This unit has 2 roof AC units and I have installed the "Chill Chasers" heat strips in both units and it also has an electric fireplace. I know some people say these chill chasers heat strips are a joke, but we have used them some for fall camping and while they are very slow to warm up the unit, we never had any trouble keeping the unit comfortable at the temps we experienced, which may of been lows in the 40's. Looking at historical temp data the lowest temp recorded in Mesa is 20F and the coldest high temp is 44F. The average Jan temps are 39F for a low and 66F for a hi. The park says the electricity cost is .08KW and that electric is the cheapest way to heat. Anyway, I am looking for "real life" experiences as far as amount of propane and electricity costs from those that snowbird in this area. Sorry about the length of this. Thanks!
pirlbeck 04/08/22 07:03am Snowbirds
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