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RE: How do you decide how much to spend on an RV

I also go with the if we can't pay cash, we don't buy. But we also take the time to look at what spending less would get you and if it isn't giving you the same good feeling, why settle for what isn't your first choice. We also say, well we are not getting any younger, and have no kids. So anything we have left when the time comes goes to charities. Why let them go first class and not us? We/you are the ones who worked and saved for the ability to buy what will make you happy. I say go for it...
stripit 09/20/23 04:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just Joining The RV Life

Lots of real good infromation here, and on other rv forums. Suggest going slow and really see the areas your stopping in, we did and had a blast. Full time traveled 8 years in a 5th wheel. One of your biggest expenses will be fuel if your traveling a lot. We tried to sit in a park for at least 1 week and normally 2 before we moved along about 300 miles and then did it again. Might want to plan now for a winter spot as many rv parks are filling up with reservations. Enjoy the adventure.
stripit 09/16/23 08:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth wheel step damaging door frame any suggestions

Wow I would be on the phone Monday to Tiffin and ask how they plan on fixing what appears to be a poor installation or design.
stripit 09/16/23 08:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camping World or Mom and Pop

Search some You tube videos to answer your question. There are a lot of very unhappy folks who purchased from the Big Guys....but you get to decide. I like the small mom and pop places for personal service and care after the sale.
stripit 09/10/23 07:46pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: supersteer-ss401-rear-trac-bar-for-ford-f53-

Had a 2018 new 34 ft Holiday Rambler V-10 that we towed a car behind. Hated the way it drove, like a slight wander back and forth TILL I added the rear trac bar. Installed it myself and fixed the wander. Keeps the rear axle planted under the rig and to us was well worth the price.
stripit 08/26/23 06:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: "Mac the Fire Guy" has passed away

Oh man that is a loss. He was very instrumental in teaching us fire safety and showing the real dangers we all face in our rv's. Sorry to hear that news. Thanks for posting.
stripit 08/16/23 08:37pm Around the Campfire
RE: Selling an RV/payment

If you walk into most banks and try to get anywhere near that amount of cash they are probably going to tell you they don't have it. Has to be ordered and that is on their next delivery, in most places once a week. Been there done that. Tried to pay for a Class C with almost 40 grand cash out of my account. Hit 4 different branches as each one would only give me about 4 or 5 grand. Ended up giving the seller about 24 grand in cash and a bank check for the balance. This was the same bank he used, and after he called to verify I was telling the truth he was OK with this transaction. Best of luck to you
stripit 07/28/23 08:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

What happened to this project? I come every day to check on any photos and progress, but for months now, zip. Hope Fulltimin is OK and still chugging along on his rebuild.
stripit 07/04/23 04:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone run new wires under the slide?

On my rig there happens to be carpet in the slide I was working with so I pulled it up and stuck some wires along the base board mldg. That was easy for us.
stripit 06/02/23 10:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: MGVWR and problems titling trailer

Just an suggestion, since your right at the max load for the trailer to keep a close eye on your tire pressure, should be running the max cold tire pressure. Those tires will be working hard all the time.
stripit 05/28/23 11:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Ideas on selling Thousand Trails membership

We had a 1000 trails membership for about 10 or 11 years. Got our use and tried to list it for sale, at that time there was either a $500 or $750 charge for the new buyer to pay. Plus the yearly fee that seemed to be going up. After a few weeks of trying, I listed it for free to anyone wanting to step up and pay those acquisition fees. A couple that were just starting out on the full time lifestyle said heck yea, and they got it. Things may be different now, but that is what we did.
stripit 05/26/23 06:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Retile

Well would it be an issue, only way to really tell is to know what amount of weight would case an issue. Scales would tell you what your rig weights now, and then you figure how close you are to the gross allowable weight. If a couple of boxes of tile will put you at or over that number, then your stuck, NO. But it would be my guess would not make one bit of difference. They make a glue that the motorhome manufacturers are using so contacting them for what is best would be my suggestion.
stripit 05/26/23 04:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New to 5th wheeling

If you have never towed a 5th wheel trailer before, you might consider doing some basic practice in a large parking lot. Pick up some cone/cans or buckets as something to gage the way that new to you trailer will cut the corners. Lay the cones/buckets out as curbs and try to see if you can turn the corner without hitting them. When we first got a 5th wheel I hired a driving instructor to help teach us how to drive it safely. Don't know about the route your asking about but I think others will answer about that. Safe travels.
stripit 05/18/23 07:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rooftop AC Unit Not Cooling Well

Way back when we had a travel trailer the roof a/c was to us pretty poor. Decided to remove the ceiling a/c cover and have a look. Seems a divider panel slipped out of the way allowing the hot return air to mix with the cold discharge air. Slid that divider back into place, used some aluminum tape to seal the various holes in the unit that would still let air to mix and wow it fixed the a/c unit. Might want to look into yours to just see if it was a simple slip of the divider. Good luck
stripit 05/16/23 03:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Holiday Rambler anyone?

Had a used 2018 Holiday Rambler 34 ft gas, it was as good as it could be. No major issue, very minor things I could adjust, tighten or screw back into place. The V-10 did a decent job of getting us up the mountains and down the hills pulling our Cadillac SRX. We did switch to a used 34 ft Tiffin Diesel liked that enough to move to a 40 ft. But totally different rigs. I did enjoy the HR and for the money it cost was a decent rig.
stripit 05/16/23 03:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Joerg68, I agree. I for one have watched this thread from the very beginning and really would like to see the continuing saga all the way to the end.. Hoping that just some "life" got in the way and things will resume soon.
stripit 05/03/23 08:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rv falls on its face after engine is warm

When I had a boat with 2 454's in it one engine ran perfectly the other stumbled and lacked power. So we figured fuel, checked everything and could not get the odd one to pull like the good one. One of the guys said lets put new plug wires on it, seemed like a waste to me but that was it. Never had backfiring, sputter or anything other than lack of power. So once that fixed it i also replaced the other motors wires, just in case.
stripit 05/02/23 07:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Valve stem extenders for inner wheels (DRW)

On the class C I purchased used had the braided extenders and one side leaked. Contacted the tire store locally to order actual valve stems that were longer and curvered to extend through the outside wheel so i could add air easily. No more leaks...
stripit 04/27/23 06:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sewer smell

Scott G has it more than likely, those valves can really cause a stink. They unscrew easily and are not expensive.
stripit 04/17/23 12:58pm Full-time RVing
RE: Under Counter Mounted Coffee Maker

We used the old Mr. Coffee uints for a long time, but for some reason the crummy roads we drive on would either crack the pot or it would end up bouncing from where it was and break. So we moved to the pot-less coffee unit, works so well we bought one for the house too. Brew Station
stripit 04/17/23 12:55pm General RVing Issues
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