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RE: Camping World/The Profit

RVFax as do car dealers when buying a car Here's a news flash. Carfax is a joke. It is not mandatory anywhere to report to Carfax. You might have some states that require to report a total etc. But, as far as service, accidents etc. it is NOT an end all be all for knowing a cars history. Just a wonderful advertisement promo as seen on tv that sadly so many people believe. :B
rockhillmanor 01/25/20 12:28pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Can I tow this and how will it feel?

Okay here are the specs. I "think" I'm figuring this right. 2017 Chevy Express 15 passenger van. 1LT. 6.0L engine. GCWR 16,000 GVWR 9,600 Van Weight 6,129 Passengers total weight: 920 Pounds RV weight: 6,660 Pounds Battery + Propane: 125 pounds …. Thanks!! Are you planning to tow this with the RV in your signature??
rockhillmanor 01/25/20 12:15pm Towing
RE: Dinghy Towing guide

What I'm looking for is a used car perhaps a nice used 2014 -2017 that I can use as a daily driver with AWD and auto trans that gets respectable mpg and has 4 doors so I can also use it to transport my elderly parents when needed that's comfortable and somewhat luxurious with leather and quiet which has easy entry on the passenger side for both the front and rear occupants. The easiest way and the correct way is to go looking at the cars you like that 'also' fit into your towing weight requirement. Then...… 1. open glove box of car 2. pull out car manual 3. Under recreational towing it will tell you whether the car can be towed four down or needs a dolly. Straight from the manufacturer is the 'correct' answer. With my first toad, I too spun around reading all these so called complete towing articles that you will find are not complete and/or accurate. Just read the cars manual for towing specs and the door panel for weight. IMHO I will not take info on whether any car can be towed 4-down unless I read it in the cars manual. :C
rockhillmanor 01/25/20 12:11pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Plastic toilet and sink cleaning?

x3 on Soft Scrub with bleach or Soft Scrub Lemon Cleanser for that fresh lemony smell. X4 Previous owner of my first MH kept every single piece of paper/documents. Looking thru them all, he even saved the sticker that was on the toilet! It said to use only Softscrub! :B
rockhillmanor 12/31/19 07:44pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Upgrade V-10 to Turbo?

Why adding a turbo? I have a 32 ft and that V10 takes on anything I have ever asked her to do with power to spare including towing a toad. just saying IMHO
rockhillmanor 11/27/19 12:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help with full timing over the winter

It's been answered by many. I can start a new list and others can jump in if you like. Too hot. Too humid. Too many bugs. God's waiting room. Too many reckless old folks behind the wheel. Did I mention the bugs? Love bugs twice a year are the worst other than the killer skeeters that keep you indoors all mornings and all evenings. Florida is a big state with 20 to 30 degree differences any time of the year. Sounds like you have only stayed in the southern part of Florida which we call the swamps! Which IS where you WILL encounter very hot temps, very high Humidity, bugs, snakes, gators, CG's sardine packed with snowbirds who don't know any better. :B I could tell you where I stay in Florida that has NONE of what you listed but does have beautiful crystal clear springs and rivers and 'real' forests with real trees, numerous CG's with trees and big sites, etc etc., but then again, I like the tranquility this area has right now without all the crazies finding out about it! :W
rockhillmanor 11/27/19 12:42pm Full-time RVing
RE: Built in vs. Stand-alone GPS?

IMHO definitely the stand alone/dash if you use your Toad after parking. If you are towing a toad with a MH. You can simply take it with you and put it in Toad when needed. Moot point if you have brand new GPS built in in ALL of the vehicles! :B I finally found a gps mount for the dash that actually stays in place and when you move it to another vehicle mount comes with it. You can position gps any way you want over and over again. And mount won't fall off the dash like the window suction ones do. My gps and mount is as old as dirt and both still works just fine for my MH and toad. Tomtom with big screen and I speak the directions to it!
rockhillmanor 11/27/19 12:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Elkhart IN Show

Worth attending? IMHO you can see the same thing at a dealership. Not to mention if the weather turns bad that trip around the lake is death defying when any amount of snowsleet hits that road. I have a cutoff point for going in that direction after September in an RV or a car for that matter! :B And BTW: all the CG's in that area shut off their water and/or close October 3. Just something to think about. :W
rockhillmanor 10/17/19 08:35am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: How cold can you go?

Can you? Yes. Will it be comfortable No. RV's are not insulated. Windows are not thermo pane and they have a lot of windows. I was in Florida where it just got close to 32 degrees for a couple of days. It sucked. You have to cover your windows with insulating material which then you can't see out to keep warm. Couldn't fathom RV'ing colder than that and with snowstorms. And in my case I have a MH with a huge windshield that also has to be covered to keep the cold out and had to insulate all three of my roof vents because the are just a plastic lid not sealed etc etc. You also have to winterize all your water lines and hot water heater. Soooo the die hards that winter camp will say its great, but for me I found it not much fun. :C
rockhillmanor 10/17/19 08:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Show type of RV on question page

On the topics listing page the far right hand column clearly states the particular forum for each topic. And if you click on a topic it shows the particular forum for that thread near the top of the page. You apparently missed both of those. X2 this is the answer :C
rockhillmanor 10/17/19 08:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Heading to Florida

This is our first year snowbirding. We will be leaving MI next week, Florida is our first destination. Having not made any reservations yet, will I have trouble finding an RV park in the Panama City area? Would like to stay for a month, then head west to the Mississippi gulf coast area, then who knows where from there. Is it necessary to make reservations in advance for wherever we head to? If so, how far in advance would be needed? No. when I was new I too had this fear if you didn't have a reservation you would never have a place to stay! It is not so. I NEVER made reservations when I went to Florida. But I didn't stay in the south though too many bugs and humidity, sardine CG's. I stay in central Florida near all the beautiful historical crystal blue springs and rivers. AND I NEVER stay at snowbird packed like sardine CG's which is where the majority go to. There are a plethora of CG's in central Florida to pick from and they have nice enjoyable big sites with actual trees. And beautiful Forests and close to the Gulf for manatees and even more crystal blue rivers springs. First I pull in and stay for the night in an area I like (all CG's have a row open just for the traveling RV'ers) If I like it I stay another night and ask the CG if they have any open sites for the month. Almost everyone I stayed at did have cancellations. And all I had to do is move to the long term section. I did this for 4 years full timing to Florida. And was never without a place to stay and put down the levelers. Google Rainbow River, Rainbow Springs, the towns of Dunnellon or Crystal River and include a 20 mile radius Good luck have fun. Come on down we'll leave the light on for you! :B
rockhillmanor 10/17/19 08:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camping around Christmas time

Christmas, Florida :B Unless you have an absolute need to go to the most southern part of Florida with all the humidity and mosquitoes. The best kept secret of the north central part of Florida is just knock down beautiful. Numerous crystal blue springs, rivers for kayaking or tubing 3 beautiful forests, etc. No matter which way you go it's less than an hour from the gulf or the east coast. google Rainbow Springs, Dunnellon, Crystal river, and include a 20/30 mile radius or so. AND there are a plethora of real nice CG's all around that are not sardine crammed with snowbirds. I Snowbirded in this area for a couple of years and never once made reservations ahead of time during peak season. Shhh, don't tell everyone about this place.:C
rockhillmanor 10/10/19 07:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RVs and California's Planned Power Outages

I wonder if any other RVers in threatened areas have planned to do the same as we have. It seems an interesting topic for discussion as we RVers really do have a solution - especially those with RVs equipped with generators and larger tank capacities that many Class A owners have.Any thoughts? YES. Absolutely! When I finally came off the road Full time RV'ing and bought a house in Florida and my ONE requirement for living in Florida 'to myself' was to keep the MH. With all the hurricanes and constant power outages due to tropical storms and even hurricanes just passing by in Florida I keep my MH for just that! A gen for electric when the power goes down. AND for comfy transportation for evacuating when necessary. My MH will stay with me as long as I live in Florida. :C
rockhillmanor 10/10/19 07:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Repair costs and frequency frustration

Jayco-noslide Don't beat yourself up on this repair. I have an older RV. Yes I've had my repairs along the way. BUT my theory is dishing out a couple of hundred dollars now and then or even a 1,000+ repair a couple of times over the course of many years? It's a "one time" payment per incident. Replace it with a new or newer RV? Now you've got guaranteed big payments each and every month for years and years AND the repair bills will still happen along the way. Nope I take my lumps on occasional repairs. I am still waay ahead of those that have to make rv payments each and every month AND pay for repairs. :C I am so happy with my RV. I hear complaint after complaint about the new ones. Priced high and lower quality and handling seems to suck on all the new ones. When and if my V10 ever blows up I will just buy another engine and keep on RV'ing with her! She has served me that well. P.S. I hope you are NOT getting these estimates from an RV dealer service dept. They charge 4 to 5 times MORE what it takes to repair an RV compared to a regular local repair shop, chevy or ford 'truck' dealership repair shop and/or your local RV mobile repair. My RV has NEVER seen the inside of an RV dealership repair shop.
rockhillmanor 10/10/19 06:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Time to prepare for winter

Fire up your gen too and then enclose it up when not in use. I didn't and it cost me a mobile repair visit on the way down south. Gen wouldn't fire up. This is what the service guy found inside my gen. Came around the side of my MH and asked me if I was stocking up for a long winter! Service guy pulled out all that corn on ground from every nook and cranny inside my generator. Mice didn't chew anything just used it as their corn storage unit for the winter.
rockhillmanor 10/10/19 06:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: MH accident in gas station!

Sorry that the RV'er had an accident. BUT if the tow truck driver I called took videos and put it on the internet? Well...I'd be making a phone call about it to them and my attorney.
rockhillmanor 10/10/19 06:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: rolled MH onto the side - and the towed

Just a note about Carfax. Contrary to what all the TV ads would like you to believe.... NOT all new or used cars are on Carfax, NOT all service centers report to carfax, NOT all insurance companies report to Carfax. Basically 'no' one is 'mandated' to report to Carfax. Therefore not ALL cars will show up on Carfax no matter what. Except in parts of the strange world of California. Some counties do report to Carfax about smogging and also when they do that wonderful nazi act of reporting to carfax and informing you that you must junk your car for smog reasons. :R
rockhillmanor 10/10/19 05:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fresh water drain

I own a 2019 Fleetwood Jamboree 30F. I cannot find the fresh water drain. Have called Fleetwood but they were no help. Can any Jamboree owners help? They would not help you? I'd be back on that phone until you were connected to a person that would. If all else fails I found going back to the dealership and talking to the service manager. They will tell you in a nano second where that drain is!
rockhillmanor 10/10/19 05:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

Well....until we can rid the world of the tools that don't know how to have campfires SAFELY and know how to put out campfires SAFELY? There 'will' be bans on campfires and anything that can start a fire. We have seen it first hand how most of these mega fires got started by campfires. We all saw the devastation of all those homes and lives lost. From irresponsible campers/rv'ers not practicing safe campfire procedures. So until we can get rid of 'irresponsible' campers we all will have to live with bans on campfire burning in specific fire prone areas. Simple Solution: Find different CG's in an area that does not have burn bans. yes, it really is that easy! :C
rockhillmanor 10/10/19 05:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hope all you Snowbirds got out ahead of the blizzards!

Sadly this will also affect all the RV'ers that choose to vacation out west in early fall.
rockhillmanor 10/10/19 04:58pm General RVing Issues
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