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RE: Rain Gear

Having been to Alaska and having worked part-time in a clothing retail store for a number of years, let me offer the following for your consideration: Make sure you get a water-proof jacket, ex. Gore-Tex, not water repellent. You will eventually get wet in a water repellent jacket if you are in the elements for any period of time. Check the tags and the jacket itself to make sure it is water proof and breathable. I hate to add this, but, don't depend on the sales rep's knowledge alone. Some are clueless. Consider shopping in a store that will allow returns if the garment is unused and you have receipts. Keep in original package if possible. We took rain pants for all of us, but never used them. We had no trouble returning them after our trip because we complied with the return rules. Another store to consider is LL Bean. Can buy on-line and have shipped to you for free. Have a safe and enjoyable trip.
PghBob 01/24/19 05:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Banff/Jasper July 2019

Not sure what campgrounds will be open in April. Check ahead. Whistlers, as noted, will be closed this summer. Remember July 1 is Canada Day, and many of our good neighbors will be looking for campgrounds at that time. This is especially true of Banff which is so close to Calgary. You should be making your reservations by now.
PghBob 01/12/19 08:23am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Warranty Work Frustration After Frustration -

LarryDel: I'm sorry for your problems. It should not happen with a new rig, and the treatment your are receiving is terrible. Once most repairs are complete, give some thought to getting rid of that lemon and buying from a higher end manufacturer. Good Luck.
PghBob 11/07/18 08:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Minnie Winnie

Consider how you will use the rig most of the time. Are you just going to the lake or campground for the weekends? Are you going to drive across the country to National Parks? Are you planning to full-time or snowbird? These are important considerations because of the weight you might need to carry. Slide outs and automatic levelers add considerable weight to the chassis, thereby reducing the amount of people, pets, clothes, food, and water you can carry with you i.e., Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity (OCCC). Remember that in RVs, it is not the space you have for stuff, but rather the weight of the stuff that counts. This is not to say that you should avoid these choices, but rather understand that they will effect what you can carry. Further, make sure the rig will be functional and usable with the slides in. Likely, you will spend a lot of time driving, and you can't have the slides out then. Usually, dealers will show the rigs with the slides out demonstrating the available space. Make sure to see them with the slides in as well. As to your question about leveling, many of use the blocks you can buy at Walmart or Camping World. Many times we don't need to level, but if we do, we use the blocks. Always make sure, no matter how you level, to keep one wheel on the ground. Good Luck with your search.
PghBob 11/02/18 06:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Used Class C Help

Good advice so far. I would add the following to clarify weights a bit. The Ford E450 chassis (most common on a C) has a GVWR of 14500 pounds. The RV manufacturers the house part of the RV, so that the weight of the house can vary greatly. Generally, the longer the Class C the more it weighs. Further, the weight of the house part is increased by the addition of certain options like leveling jacks, slide outs, and after-market goodies. The weight of fluids like gas and fresh water is also added to house weight. Subtract these weights from the GVWR, and you get the OCCC Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity, that is the amount of weight of people, food, pets, and stuff you can carry. The GCWR is the total weight of the RV and tow vehicle weight that the chassis can carry. On the Ford E450 it is 22000 pounds (I believe). So the fully loaded RV, the tow rigging, and the tow vehicle should not exceed this weight. If you consider a Super C unit, remember certain state like PA where I live will require you to get a Commerical Drivers License if the GVWR is 25000 pounds or more. Good Luck with your search.
PghBob 10/28/18 10:03am Class C Motorhomes
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