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RE: Where do you store your Shoes, Boots, Sandals and Slippers

We have an actual couch in our trailer, and I keep a couple of boot trays under there for storing the shoes. Works very well.
Addy15 05/18/20 05:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: When this is over

Hug my friends.
Addy15 04/27/20 09:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Covid chores...check-off list

We don't really have anything that needs doing right now. I'm not even going to do the spring cleaning (it's still pretty clean from the pre-storage fall cleaning) or load it up with our stuff until I know we actually get to go somewhere. I'm sure DH will do a good wash and wax at some point, and get up on the roof to check everything up there (he's probably already done that...), but, again, no real motivation at this point. I think he is thinking about repacking the wheel bearings. Oh, we did switch out the door lock to a keyless entry. We haven't de-winterized yet either.
Addy15 04/26/20 12:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Insurance

The terms of our loan require replacement coverage on the trailer until the loan is paid off. And even if that wasn't the case, even if I'm not traveling and the trailer is just sitting in my driveway, there are still all kinds of things that could happen to it. We won't be cancelling insurance.
Addy15 04/06/20 10:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Stimulus Check , what are you going to do with yours ?

Pay my taxes?
Addy15 04/03/20 04:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Glacier National Park Info

Glacier can be very crowded, especially in July and August -- prime time there. If you want to drive the Going to the Sun Road and stop at Logan Pass to do some hiking (the Hidden Lake trail is awesome!), you need to be there very early in the morning, like before 8:00, to get a parking space. Really, anything along that road fills up pretty quickly in the mornings. Some say that waiting until late afternoon is a good time too, but then you are limited on how much time you have there before sunset. When we went, there was not one parking space available in the Logan Pass Visitor Center parking lot by 8:30 a.m. The West Glacier KOA is a great place to stay! However, I see that they are already booking for 2021! It's possible they are already booked full for this year. We had one very peaceful day in Glacier, away from the crowds at the Fish Creek picnic area. Very few people there, very quiet. Did a little fishing and a long hike along the shore of Lake MacDonald. Beautiful. Whitewater rafting was one of our favorite activities in Glacier. Did that through Glacier Guides/Montana Rafting. Very fun!
Addy15 02/26/20 08:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Any problems with Goodyear Endurance tires?

We put the Goodyear Endurance on our travel trailer at the beginning of the 2017 summer season and put over 4600 miles on them that summer. No issues. The following year, we sold the travel trailer and bought a 5th wheel. We had the dealer take off the manufacturer tires and put on the Goodyear Endurance before we even took it home. Two seasons and almost 9,000 miles on those tires and no issues.
Addy15 02/18/20 07:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Double Towing vs Toyhauler

Our Winnebago 5th wheel came standard with a 300 lb hitch weight/3,000 lb towing capacity hitch as part of the frame. We pull the boat with it. (70" length limit in our state.) We would recommend putting in a rear observation camera. It has been very helpful to be able to see the boat (and the surrounding traffic...) back there when we are traveling.
Addy15 01/01/20 09:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV parks North across bridge from Mackinaw City

We also stayed at Straits State Park when we visited the St. Ignace/Mackinac Island area. Very nice campground. Would definitely camp there again. But do be careful when selecting a site. We travel with a 30 ft 5th wheel and our site was very adequate for our size and needs, but other sites were much smaller (but others were bigger; there were definitely bigger rigs than ours in the campground). A few are oddly placed. Just need to do due diligence when selecting a site.
Addy15 12/30/19 03:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Murphy Bed vs. Separate Bedroom

My sister has a Rockwood Mini Lite 2509S which she purchased new one year ago. It has a Murphy bed, u-shaped dinette in a slide, and double bunks at the back, as well as other features such as an outdoor kitchen. She likes it very much so far. The Murphy bed does not fold when it stows, so there is not an issue with it creasing. It goes up vertical and flat. I have slept on it, and it's actually quite comfortable. More comfortable than the bed in my own 5th wheel actually. (It's actually got more water capacity than my 5th wheel too...) There is a front window for more light when the bed is down and even a little window in the bathroom area. Very nice. She doesn't find the Murphy bed a pain to deal with, and there are many days when she doesn't even bother stow it. Because like you said, a lot of the time you are not even in the trailer. But it's not a big deal when she does decide to stow it. Not sure the actual dimensions of the "double" bunks, but they are not really the size of a full-sized bed. They are not huge. In a trailer of that size, I think you would want a slide; otherwise it can get very cramped very quickly if you need to be inside. Might be worth your time taking a look at one of these trailers. Rockwood Mini Lite 2509S
Addy15 10/05/19 03:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Glacier national park

The KOA near the west entrance is one of the nicest we have ever been in. X2!! We were just there 2 weeks ago X3! We loved the West Glacier KOA!
Addy15 09/22/19 04:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 5th Wheel Insurance questions

When we purchased our 5th wheel in 2018, our lender required full replacement coverage. We use an independent insurance agent with access to several insurance companies. Most of our insurance is with AAA, but our agent found the best deal for our 5th wheel insurance with Nationwide.
Addy15 08/23/19 07:47am General RVing Issues
RE: It's all ours now!

Wow! That's awesome!
Addy15 08/21/19 06:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tips for Traveling with Other Couples

We have enjoyed three big "adventure" trips with the same friend couple. Two were RV trips and one was a "fly-there-and-rent-a-condo-together" trip. All three trips went very well. We each have our own trailers. On both our trailer trips, we have mostly stuck together when traveling and had agreed-upon campgrounds at each destination. We just communicate by text or phone while driving to say someone needs a rest stop or when should we stop for lunch and things like that. (Obviously it's the passengers who do the communicating and NOT the drivers!...) We usually have a list of options for the activities at each destination and we usually stick together as a group. However, if there is something they want to do and we'd like to do something else, we don't have a problem separating for awhile either. For example, a couple of weeks ago, they wanted to drive to see a lighthouse, but we felt kind of done being in the car. So, they went to see the lighthouse and we went on a bike ride. Met up back at the campground and had dinner and a campfire together that evening. You just have to realize that not everyone has the same priorities for activities and be flexible. Sometimes we eat together; sometimes not. We don't plan meals together; we prepare our food and they prepare theirs and we just eat at the same time at the same table. :-) We usually have a couple of trip planning meetings well ahead of the trip. One to decide on travel times; destinations; and the places we will stay. Then closer to the trip, we will meet again to plan the agenda for what activities we'd like to do in each location. Everyone gets to make suggestions based on research they have done or things they have heard about and then we make decisions, together. We are already thinking about what we should do next summer... :-)
Addy15 08/13/19 08:29pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Upper Peninsula

I will recommend Indigo Bluffs RV Park and Resort in the Traverse City/Sleeping Bear Dunes area. They have everything from tent sites to luxury RV sites. Would definitely stay there again. Please note that Traverse City is in the lower pennisula not the upper I am aware of that. But if the OP is traveling from North Carolina, they have to go through lower MI to get to the UP. So if they wanted to visit that area on the way north or back south, it was just a suggestion... We recently visited the Sleeping Bear Dune area as part of our tour of the UP.
Addy15 08/13/19 08:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Upper Peninsula

I will recommend Indigo Bluffs RV Park and Resort in the Traverse City/Sleeping Bear Dunes area. They have everything from tent sites to luxury RV sites. Would definitely stay there again.
Addy15 08/13/19 01:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Another Newbie Question about Brands

We are also 2 adults and a labrador retriever! We have been very happy with our Winnebago 5th wheel so far. We are nearing the end of our second summer with it. Our model (27RLTS) is just under 30 ft total length. They do have a couple of models that are a bit shorter. We have friends who, after a few initial hiccups, have been happy with their Grand Design so far.
Addy15 08/13/19 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mat rant

Well, we were on a grass site last week and I thought the same thing; no need for the mat. Maybe they had just mowed the grass there or something, but I started getting big clumps of grass coming in on the bottom of the shoes. Yep, the mat went out right away... We were there three days; the grass underneath the mat was fine when we left.
Addy15 08/10/19 01:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Financing question

We bought from a very small dealer. He did not deal with financing at all. (He also does not deal with all the extras like extended warranties, etc.) He did have a local bank that would do financing, but their options didn't fit our needs. We ended up going through our own credit union with no trouble at all. Only took a few days. They did have to coordinate some information with the dealer himself, so we just connected them with contact information and they took it from there.
Addy15 08/05/19 06:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camp sites in MIchigan UP

Thanks everyone for the great suggestions! As we are limited on time, we are thinking we will likely visit the area around pictured rocks and take a few day trips to surrounding areas. Hopefully will find availability through the week. We hope to return again to visit the western half. On our way home we hope to visit the area around Sleeping Bear Dunes. We hear a lot of great things about that area including Platte river CG. No availability there. If anyone has CG suggestions on that area, it would be appreciated! Thanks again! We stayed at the Munising/Pictured Rocks KOA last week. It's a nice campground. In the Sleeping Bear Dunes area, we stated at Indigo Bluffs RV Park and Resort. They have two sections -- a more traditional campground side with everything from tent sites to full hook-up sites with concrete patios. They also have a "resort" side with very nice, very large stamped concrete driveway sites. We very much enjoyed our stay there. Both Indigo Bluffs and the Munising KOA have pools as well, if that is something that would interest the kiddos.
Addy15 08/04/19 03:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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