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RE: Harvest Hosts

Good info. I never liked Walmart as all night traffic but that changed with covid. And some Walmarts are actually nice, like Ticonderoga, NY. Where are these parks $20-25 night with electric? I'm all over that! Im going cross country in spring. Planning mostly one and two night stops on way out and back. We are planning a cross country trip in 2026 or 2027. I am researching things like Harvest Hosts for a variety of reasons. I like the idea of finding an off the beaten path place for a night or two, every 3rd or 4th night. I'm thinking I need at least the ability to use a generator though.
spoon059 11/30/22 03:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping at 27 degrees.

Thanks Grit, Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
spoon059 11/24/22 05:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

A perfect example of the foxifacation of thought in US. Can you show 1 example of a child exposed to porn in a classroom, school or public library? I would be willing to bet, if I had a way to prove it, that just like when I was a kid, most first exposure to porn is when they find a parent's hoard. No the conflict comes when somebody is offended by things like To Kill a Mockingbird or Diary of Ann Franks News reports one governor is wanting to prohibit teaching about MLK in public schools. In my extended family there is a mother that thru a fit when kid got the first Harry Potter book for Christmas. The kids also missed the Twilight series. Can't say it helped or hurt the kids, but did not affect others. Facts, you like facts, right? Sorry about the one Fox News link, it came up in my Yahoo feed, I'm not a Fox News guy, nor am I a CNN or MSNBC news guy. But facts are facts, right?
spoon059 11/19/22 02:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

;) Haha-pretty much anything that involves facts. BTW, your wife's cousin's daughter seems to be taking up lots of space in your head. :h Nah, not really. I only see her a couple times of year and think about her when people talk about the "value" of college.
spoon059 11/19/22 02:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

FWIW, I'm old enough to remember when (pre-1980s?) the entire political spectrum respected and valued education. Folks ought to wonder why one end of it now prefers their followers to be less informed. Informed about what, exactly?
spoon059 11/18/22 06:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Internet RV Prices Today

Jayco has an MSRP on their website. You can "Build" your trailer and see the change in MSRP. I ordered my 2015 and got 36% below MSRP. That was a far different time, however. $45K for a 36' trailer seems excessive to me. I paid $24K for a 31' Jayco 7 years ago. I realize that building supplies are in short supply, but those prices seem outrageous to me. Unless I had to buy RIGHT NOW, I would probably wait another year or 2 and see if prices drop and quality improves.
spoon059 11/18/22 05:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

In college we are supposed to learn how to own the plumbing company more than become a plumber. If you are good there will be 25+ plumbers working for you and paying for your kids college. Yea, lets be honest. A LOT of the people in college right now are working on their Genders degree, or psychology degree, or underwater basketweaving degree. My wife's cousin went to a very prestigous private school in Upstate New York. She spent one semester learning abroad in Europe, studying Transgender issues in Shakesperean Culture. She absorbed a massive amount of debt. She could have gone to school in the State system for free, because her conservative father worked for the college down where they live... but she and her Women's Liberation Movement mother thought it wouldn't give her the experiences that a Lib college in a Lib state would. Now she's a quarter million in debt with a degree that is mostly worthless and she is miserable with her life decisions... but she won't admit that the Liberal system that encouraged her to do these dumb things is to blame. She makes minimum wage working at a liberal non-profit somewhere and lives back with her mommy now. Mommy divorced her husband and survives on alimony and her own dead end job. They sold their nice house in Southern Maryland and split the profits. The dad used his money and bought a nice house in NC. The mom blew through her money making poor decisions and lives in a lower end rental somewhere in southern PA. There are a LOT of people out there just like this. Its ironic, the cousin is a vegetarian, but will most likely end up working at McDonalds... None of them are owning the plumbing company... And by the way, the guy that I was talking about, his father or uncle own the plumbing company. They aren't a college grad, they are lifetime plumbers that knew what needed to be done to run the company. Sometimes life experience is enough.
spoon059 11/18/22 05:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

*** AND FOR THE RECORD **** There is NOTHING wrong with installing windows! Just do not think you need a diploma from a HUGE/Expensive college ( Drexel ) or such to do said work.... way back 40 years ago my best friend in school went to college to become a Metallurgical engineer.. for the first 10-15 years after graduating he was making tags for clothes at some shop in Ohio.??? Me,, I had co-op in my senior year, left school at 10 am to go to work... skipped college, worked 2-3 jobs to keep thing straight and the beer supply flowing My father was the first in his family to attend college, so the expectation was for me to go to college. After high school I went to college and a guy I knew became a plumber. 4 years later I ran into that guy and he was making more money than me as a plumber. 22 years later he's probably STILL making more money than me. Thankfully my mom worked at the college and I got tuition remission. My wife went to community college for 2 years, then state college to get her Registered Nurse licensing. She is a full time mom now, not using that expensive degree. Trades are a GREAT thing to have. Lots of unemployed Family Studies majors out there right now, but not too many unemployed plumbers, HVAC guys, construction workers, electricians, mechanics, etc. We have 529 plans for our 3 kids, but I don't think I'll be pushing college neccesarily.
spoon059 11/18/22 06:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping at 27 degrees.

Pffft, real world advice is've been a member of rvnet long enough to realize that! LOL Cheers! Yea, I should know by now, but I'm stubborn...
spoon059 11/17/22 06:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: The GEO Method and Space Heaters - Thoughts?

We cool and cold weather camp often. I have 2 small electric heaters with thermostats that we use with no problems in the camper. On cold nights, the camper is small enough that the 900 watt setting on most heaters works great. I put one in the front bedroom and one in the kids bunkroom. Set the T-stat for comfortable and go to sleep. On just cool nights I'll set up one on 1500 watt setting with the T-stat for comfortable in the main cabin and turn on the AC fan. The heat rises up to the AC ducts and gets blown all over to warm up the whole camper. Plenty comfortable. Modern space heaters have tip over protection and don't get hot enough to burn anything even if they fall. Takes less electricity than the AC in the summer and its already included in the cost. GEO method, I've never done it. I usually flush out my tank a couple times a year if I have full hookups. If I ever got frustrated enough with the tank sensors I might consider a deeper clean, but I figure I'm going to poop in it the next morning anyways, so why bother...?
spoon059 11/17/22 04:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

I am currently capitalizing on the continued growth in the economy. Best of luck for the long wait for a mild recession. Southern California... yup, that checks out...
spoon059 11/17/22 04:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

I think I'll take down one of those $70K 1000.00 per month drags come spring, then hope someone like the government steps in and pays off the note. Why should I be held responsible and accountable for my own decision, that's ludicrous? Let someone else pay for it. I am entitled to that and demand it, lol. #1 Based upon the way you wrote that, I don't get the impression that you are the demographic they'd want to bribe. #2 There aren't any elections next year, so even if you were of the right demographic, its not the right time to bribe you anyways. Then again, the way this country is going, we may not be able to own private property much longer anyways...
spoon059 11/16/22 03:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

72 months/6 years!!! For a car??? :S Unfortunately my truck was a 6 year loan (paid off a little over 5 years) and my wife's van is 6 years. They were low interest rates and made it affordable. Those were for $40K and $34K purchases. I couldn't imagine payments on a $70k vehicle... 6 years even at 0% interest would be almost $1000 a month for a CAR!!! My first 18 years ago was $1300...
spoon059 11/15/22 03:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping at 27 degrees.

All things equal the relative humidity drops with increased temperature. This is why the cold window or a cold beer sweats. The air in proximity cools and becomes more humid to the point the moisture actually precipitates out of the air and onto the item. Same effect no matter the heat source. Unvented combustion of any hydrocarbon produces moisture. Wiki has the chemistry if someone needs to see it. I have no interest in the chemistry. I've camped in the cold weather using electric heat and I've camped in the cold weather with propane heat. Electric is cheaper. Electric has a lot less condensation buildup. Electric is quieter. Electric is more even temperature. By all means, do whatever you want to do with your camper and your money. I was replying to the OP who was looking for real world advice.
spoon059 11/14/22 03:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chew on this.

Diesel is $5.75 at the local cash only gas station, that's had some effect on our camping this year. Looking at our Florida trip, thats 1800 miles round trip at about 12 mpg. 150 gallons of diesel at $6/gallon will be almost as expensive as the campground for 2 weeks...
spoon059 11/13/22 02:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping at 27 degrees.

I'll fully admit that I don't understand how the science of things work... but an electric resistance heater will dry the air and you won't have excessive condensation inside the camper. The propane heater doesn't dry the air and its quite common to have excess condensation inside the trailer.
spoon059 11/13/22 02:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping at 27 degrees.

LOW of 27? I wouldn't worry about anything freezing overnight. If you are hooked up to power, I prefer to use electric heaters rather than burning propane. Propane is loud, expensive and puts out moisture. Daytime temps should keep things from freezing.
spoon059 11/12/22 06:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roof A/C Removal

It should be a 14x14" hole, which is the standard size for roof vents.
spoon059 11/11/22 02:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Not bad for 11 years and 240,000 miles.

The GM 6.0 may be GM's best motor they ever built. Not the most powerful HD gas, certainly not the most fuel efficient but even with just moderate care, they will last a very long time. Hopefully the 6.6 gas will turn out to be as awesome. I am not a fan of GM at all, but I was always miffed when people talked down on the 6.0 gas engine. Its not the most modern, the most powerful or the most fuel efficient... but it is a steady and dependable engine. My FIL has one in his work truck with well over 100,000 miles.
spoon059 11/08/22 02:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1920's 5th wheel

Awesome looking rig! Cool story behind it too, thanks Goostoff.
spoon059 11/06/22 06:44am Fifth-Wheels
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