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Best route from Angleton, TX to Abilene, TX

Reposting as a member has suggested. I see many ways to get to Abilene, but any input regarding road conditions and construction would help. We are headed to Abilene to watch our grandson in a rodeo. Thanks again. Skip
wjschill 05/06/23 03:44pm Roads and Routes
best route

Any opinions as to the best route from Angleton, TX to Abilene, TX. Our grandson will be in the rodeo finals the first week of June. Thanks, Skip
wjschill 05/05/23 04:48pm Roads and Routes
RE: Full Time Motorhome

As mentioned before, the Tiffin 36 LA is a great bath and a half coach. We have had ours now for a year and a half. Although we aren't full-timers, the DW loves the combo w/d. We often mention that we could live full time in it. There's so much storage in the basement. Ours is a 2014 model, and after looking for almost two years we found this one with low mileage (21,000), and well taken care of for $83K. We did consider a Winny with pretty much the same floor plan, but went Tiffin which has the fiberglass roof instead of the rubber compound. Before we bought, I hired a professional r/v inspector, ($800) to perform the inspection. Not sure why, but he stated that the Tiffin coaches from 2010 thru 2016 were their "wonder" years, and had a very good track record for quality. I'm sure that could really be debated, but just thought I'd throw that in. Be patient, you'll figure it out. Also, add f/t coach insurance to your budget. It can be pretty pricey. Best of luck. Skip
wjschill 04/09/23 08:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiffin Sealant Question

Tiffin uses a silicone base sealant. Dicor will not stick to silicone. Watch AZ Expert on You-Tube. he covers this many times, by showing how the Dicor fails to seal over silicone. Good Luck. Skip
wjschill 01/31/23 10:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Firearms in RVs in California

On a lighter note. My DW and I traveled to the Hoover dam for the tour. I moved my 9mm to the trunk of the car as we had to go through a check point, and I didn't want it to be within arms distance. Sure enough, they asked me if I had a weapon. I responded that I did, and it was in the trunk. They turned us away, and we had to store it at a gun range about 20 miles away before we could enter the Hoover dam area parking. My DW asked me why I just didn't tell the agents that I didn't have a weapon, to avoid the long drive back and forth for storage. I replied, " Honey, we have Texas plates on both ends of this auto. Do you really think they would have let us through without an inspection"? But, to the OP. I wouldn't go anywhere in our RV without a weapon. Especially CA. Happy Travels!! Skip
wjschill 10/22/22 10:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Gas Class A

A few things to consider. We also did the tent, van, pop-up, and fiver before getting our now Class A gasser. We only use ours five or six times a year for a week or two at a time. WE own a diesel truck which we used to drag the fiver. This is the best vehicle I've ever owned, a 2007 model, so I started looking at the DP's. After considering the initial cost of a newer used one and maintenance cost thereafter, I decided to go with our 2014 Tiffin Allegro, with the V-10 motor. The oil change on my gasser is less than $50.00. As others have stated, the motor is louder going up hills, but on level roads we find it very quiet. You probably will be parked much more than traveling, so make sure whatever you decide, you like the layout of the living quarters. We just completed a round trip to Wyoming from Texas for the high school rodeo finals, and enjoyed every bit of our trip. Since Covid is pretty much behind us, the used RV's have come down in price, so you may be jumping in at a good time. When looking, I narrowed it down to the Fleetwood Bounder, Newmar, and Tiffin Allegro. We liked these for good reviews and models having the bath and a half. WE found that Winnie had many roof design problems on some models. Check out RV Expert on You-Tube. Good Luck.... Skip
wjschill 08/12/22 01:16pm Class A Motorhomes
What a shame

Wake up Texans!!! Just completing a trip from Dallas to Gillette, WY to attend the national high school rodeo finals. Visited Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, Sturgis, Crazy horse, and many other areas. What beautiful places, and country!! The difference....No trash anywhere!!! Even Wal-Marts parking areas were clean and uncluttered. We're Texans thru and thru, but what an poor example we set for the rest of our country. Closing our southern border would be a great start!! Skip
wjschill 07/23/22 07:41pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2014 Ford V-10 Dropped plastic cap down oil fill tube

Well,gee...wiz, Mitch. I stand corrected.... Skip
wjschill 07/12/22 05:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2014 Ford V-10 Dropped plastic cap down oil fill tube

I would think the filler tube routes directly to the oil pan reservoir. The oil pump should have a pre-screen before supplying oil through the oil filter and then to the engine ports. Running the motor shouldn't be a problem. It's not like the old motors with the sump/splash pickup. Now, I'm showing my age...LOL. If it's not stuck in the oil filler tube, just drain the oil and remove the oil pan to retrieve it. Not a fun job, but very doable. Skip
wjschill 07/11/22 05:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best route

OP here. Thanks for all the info. A special thanks to Thom02099 for the construction information. I don't like going through the narrow lanes with our MH. Great site. Thanks again, Skip
wjschill 07/06/22 12:26pm Roads and Routes
Best route

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 30346132
wjschill 07/03/22 05:40pm Class A Motorhomes
Best route

Hey guys. We are traveling to Gillette, WY next week for the National High School rodeo finals. Looking at going through Amarillo, TX or Wichita, KS, from Dallas. Any suggestions of the best direction? Thanks, Skip
wjschill 07/03/22 05:40pm Roads and Routes
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