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RE: What is an RV Resort??

Personally I avoid them but I would expect full hook-ups probably cable, a pool and likely other entertainments. Manicured grounds rather than natural and high cost.
Jayco-noslide 11/21/19 05:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: traveling during US Thanksgiving

Based on a little past experience, I predict that traffic won't be bad on Thanksgiving Day but will be the days leading up to it and after. Don't know specifically about those highways. I think it's one of the most traveled periods.
Jayco-noslide 11/21/19 05:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: Chevy's I4 2.7 turbo engine

I think that getting lots of horsepower plus good MPG out of really small turbo 4 or even 3 cylinder engines is a great engineering accomplishment that is being over shadowed by the electric bandwagon. For example the Honda Civic with a 1.5 turbo 175 HP that could match up with many of my past V-8s and still get double the MPG. But I'm not convinced that smaller is better in a truck. The power might be there but is the MPG much better than the V8? Is the price much less? I wonder if GM considers this almost a test set-up to see if it flies. I've never been all that impressed by the Ford truck twin-turbo 6's. Not that much better MPG than the simple v8 but more complex.
Jayco-noslide 11/20/19 09:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy's I4 2.7 turbo engine

Too soon to know much but modern 4 cylinders have proven very reliable. Mercedes even has 1 that puts out over 400 HP. I don't think they would do that if they didn't trust it.
Jayco-noslide 11/18/19 08:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Half ton towable fifth wheel

When I bought my 1st half-ton to tow a small 5th wheel I was inexperienced and went half-ton because I thought it would drive and ride more car like and we planned it to also be our only vehicle. But now I realize that the 3/4 and even 1 tons ride and handle just fine but are much more capable. The MPG is a concern but probably not that different.
Jayco-noslide 11/18/19 08:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Time to hang up the keys...(consignment ?)

If you have a place to park it where it will be seen I would rather try to sell it as a private party myself and keep control over the situation. I think you can sell it for very reasonable price and still come out ahead because you will keep nearly all of it. I've sold lots of items out of my front yard with a big sign with price and phone number. There's Craigslist, and facebook marketplace. First, I would look up the "book value" in the NADA book or similar. Price it well under full retail and above but not much above trade-in value. You've got a nice unit there but it won't be worth what you think it should be. Check the discounted price on comparable new ones to see what you're up against.
Jayco-noslide 11/18/19 08:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A Question Are you limited to life on pavement

The number 1 reason we started "camping" in 1971 was to be a part of nature. Now, we have a MH but still prefer state and national campgrounds even though we can't risk back roads and wilderness campgrounds. The kind you are talking about isn't really camping but just traveling with a home with wheels. Nothing wrong with that.
Jayco-noslide 11/16/19 10:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Half ton towable fifth wheel

Towed a 5er with a 2007 half-ton Chevy for years. BUT, it had no slides and was 25 ft. long. Still, didn't feel I had much reserve. So, generally, it's not a good set-up and they don't even make many that short and light any more. But, like towing anything it's all about the manufacturers tow rating and the actual loaded weight of the thing you're towing. If it fits, its OK.
Jayco-noslide 11/16/19 10:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Big Bend

A great and varied NP, worth visiting with several campgrounds but limited hook-ups. We will not go back in the winter because of the wildly fluctuating temps. Both visits, it started hot and dropped like a rock, even down to 7 degrees F with wind. Dangerous. Spring or Fall should be great.
Jayco-noslide 11/16/19 10:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Time to hang up the keys...(consignment ?)

What is the unit and what age? Unless it's fairly late model you're probably not going to get very much no matter how you sell it. Will it be an amount that would be worth going to more trouble to sell it on your own? If it "should" sell for 10s of thousands then I would try Facebook Marketplace or for at least several months. But if is only "worth" several thousand I would take the easiest way and not worry about the money. OK, I just looked and saw that it's a 17 and would be worth some work and trouble.
Jayco-noslide 11/16/19 10:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where is the valve to drain freshwater tank

Apologize for my smart alec manual comment but I mention it because many folks(especially men) never look at a manual for any product. I'd have to check but I think it is in my manual for our 2003 Itasca. Yes it may cover multiple models; nevertheless, it has helped me with many issues. The previous owner showed me the drain handle and it is hard to find.
Jayco-noslide 11/16/19 09:55am Tech Issues
RE: Current crop of SUV'S

Just a couple of comments that most won't care about. First; I don't think gas is cheap. Do you? The miles I drive, would take well over $2000 in fuel for a pick-up. My Focus; about $1000. Or to state it another way I go about twice as far on each gallon. Secondly, I don't think the upper 20's MPG, which is typical for an SUV, is good mileage. Not to mention, that each pound to move and each gallon burned add to Co2 in the atmosphere.
Jayco-noslide 11/16/19 09:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Space Heater

I think 1500 is the max but not sure if one with a larger surface actually puts out more heat or not. We like the Vornado which was top rated by Consumer Reports. The fan is always running to keep even heat but an adjustable thermostat varies the heat output. The air is warm and never hot to the touch. Expensive but comes in various models and styles. It heats our 30 foot MH down to possibly 30ish. Some big box stores or on line Once our switch broke so I sent it to the manufacturer and it's been good now for years.
Jayco-noslide 11/15/19 09:48am Travel Trailers
RE: beaded cab driver seat??

Boy, the manufacturers put a lot into developing comfortable seats; possibly trucks even more than the average vehicle. Could just be your body telling you to stop more or quit sooner. I'm 77 and try not to travel more than 250-300 in our MH and not even that without breaks. It's an old Ford E-450 and I think the seats are pretty good.
Jayco-noslide 11/15/19 09:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Where is the valve to drain freshwater tank

Owner's Manuals are really interesting.
Jayco-noslide 11/15/19 09:35am Tech Issues
RE: Need pro

That's a really broad question. I would just say that it may not be low cost. A house appreciates in value while any RV drops like a rock and eventually needs replaced. Fuel cost depends on how much you park in 1 spot. Campsite fees can equal a nice apartment even lower cost campgrounds. Look at it long term not just a week or month cost.
Jayco-noslide 11/15/19 09:34am Full-time RVing
RE: Current crop of SUV'S

Well, the world of motor vehicles just keeps changing to match customer demand. Unfortunately, customer demand is often based on fads, and superficial characteristics. I've had some small wagons and I think they are about the best, most sensible way to go. The performance, handeling, weight and mileage of a car with more cargo space. Whereas, many think they have to "set up higher" which is overrated. Just make a small wagon a couple inches taller if desired. A small hatchback is next best or better. Still light and a car with great mileage. Some of them look sharp and are quick also. I don't get SUVs for 90% of buyers. My Ford Focus certainly isn't the perfect car in quality but it's fun, great ride, back seats fold flat and I'm averaging well over 30 city/highway combined.
Jayco-noslide 11/15/19 09:28am Tow Vehicles

I agree with the "sardine" post but it's all a matter of priorities. For us it's nature, space and a place to walk, hike, see wildlife, etc. For the "sardine people" it's probably, full hook-ups, all level sites, ammenities and location? There's usually a place for all priorities.
Jayco-noslide 11/15/19 09:16am Snowbirds

Very helpful. I assume all private parks and some very expensive which I don't prefer but good for many.
Jayco-noslide 11/14/19 09:14am Snowbirds
RE: Bringing extra fresh water.

Some RVs wouldn't handle that extra 600 lbs. very well.
Jayco-noslide 11/14/19 09:11am Truck Campers
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