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RE: Rig for two couples?

Thanks to the suggestions you folks gave me, I gave these folks a suggestion that has them all guardedly excited. I recommended that they use a Grand Design Momentum 397TH as a basis for comparison Because it has two full baths, though the second is small. They are fairly excited about the idea of converting the garage and rear bath into a semi-private suite with its own outside entrance. Even thinking about taking two motorcycles along for the scenic rides and leaving the factory furniture in the garage. They seem totally unconcerned about being in close quarters. I will keep you all updated.
jkwilson 05/26/20 08:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Prophetstown SP or Patoka Lake Campground

We stayed at a park down in English, IN that we absolutely loved. We wished we had time to stay longer, but we couldn't stay another day at that time. Stayed once. Nice place and fairly cheap. We call it the Nazi park. No alcohol, no reservation changes or refunds and there are rules for everything.
jkwilson 05/23/20 09:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anybody fix Chicago style pizza in a Dutch oven?

Be generous with the parchment paper. That is the plan.
jkwilson 05/22/20 04:43pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Prophetstown SP or Patoka Lake Campground

Seems like Patoka would be way out of your way. Fairly nice place but would expect it to be fairly rowdy for the next week or so.
jkwilson 05/22/20 04:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rig for two couples?

This would be one couple buying and owning the rig. The already have a truck for their massive horse trailer, so that isn’t an issue. Toy hauler might have its appeal since he has a Harley. A private room with a comfortable bed, private half bath at least and a couple of recliners would go a long way toward preserving peace. Still not sure I’d do it, but if they enjoy it, good for them. I’d go for trip where we both had a rig and even stayed at the same places and collaborated on meals, but it would be awfully nice to step into your own home every night and to have our own transportation so we could see and do what we wanted. Even if it ended up with the women going one place and the men another.
jkwilson 05/22/20 02:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rig for two couples?

I’m sure there are couples who can make it work, and for them having only one vehicle and needing only one site would be nice. I’m not sold on the plan. Plan is for us to meet up with them along their route for a few days, so we may get an up close view of how it works out.
jkwilson 05/21/20 11:03am Fifth-Wheels
Anybody fix Chicago style pizza in a Dutch oven?

Sounds like a good idea. Found a couple of recipes, but they were somewhat vague.
jkwilson 05/21/20 10:19am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Rig for two couples?

Friend asked me what kind of camper I’d recommend for two couples to travel together. They are wanting to take a big, multi-month US and Canada tour with his sister and her husband. After the trip they’d decide to keep the rig, trade it for something else or just sell it. They are fairly close, but I’m not sure I’d want to be confined to a 5th wheel and the cab of a truck for so much time with any other couple :) I told him I thought he should be looking for a bunkhouse, but I couldn’t say which one. As most are designed with the idea of kids in the bunk area, the accommodations are going to be a little less comfortable in the back. Is there such a unicorn with a comfortable bunk area? My personal thought would be a bunk room with a TV and comfortable seating so you can get away from each other if needed. Obviously the bunk area reduces the living area, so things are tighter when you are together. Thoughts?
jkwilson 05/21/20 09:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to camp with electric only

A water bandit or water thief is a good thing to have. It will let you use a hose on a spigot without threads. Can make life much easier and is cheap and small enough to take along just in case. A cheap 5 gallon camping water jug can be used to shuttle water. If the campground has a dump station, a waste tote may be a worthwhile investment, especially now when staying clear of the public showers and bathrooms may be more important. Worrying about every drop of water can take a lot of fun out of the trip, especially if you have kids along. It all depends on the size of your group and your personal activities and wants.
jkwilson 05/17/20 09:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Steep Driveway

A friend of mine stops at a grocery store a half mile from his home and drops his hitch as low as it will go so he can back in to his drive. Does the reverse when leaving. Maybe you could chock the trailer and go with a lower hitch point.
jkwilson 05/04/20 08:37pm General RVing Issues
Goodyear plans to close their Gadsden, Alabama plant

Announced a couple of days ago. Gadsden Plant Closure This is the plant where the Endurance trailer tire is made.
jkwilson 04/26/20 07:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Water heater melted (just bought)

Try Instructions here
jkwilson 04/17/20 07:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Trouble keeping my cool!

I’d take the cover off and see if the condenser is dirty and make sure the unit’s ductwork isn’t compromised so it’s getting intake air from between the roof and ceiling. But start getting your wallet ready.
jkwilson 04/15/20 11:19am Tech Issues
RE: Insurance

First off, we paid cash for our camper. Secondly, when sitting at your house, the homeowners policy covers any damage like storm or tree falling on it. When hooked up to your truck moving down the road, your car insurance covers it. The insurance for the camper is for when it is sitting at a campground or perhaps water damage from defective material. This was all discussed with the insurance company this morning. Therefore not needed since it will just be in our yard for the next six months. You may not fully understand how that part your insurance works. There is a cap on the total your policy will pay for things other than listed items. This cap is set generally at some percentage of the value of your home so will vary widely from person to person. You may be okay if something happens only to the trailer, but in the event of a catastrophic incident where everything is damaged or destroyed, your coverage may fall short. The trailer is still covered, but it comes out of the same, limited pot of money that covers all the rest of your personal possessions. Jewelry, appliances, furniture, clothes, lawn equipment, electronics, etc.. That’s the reason you list expensive items on the policy, which essentially bumps up your personal property coverage to make sure there is enough. If you can handle the risk, then you are saving money by dropping it for now.
jkwilson 04/07/20 03:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV, the new form of social distancing vacations?
jkwilson 04/06/20 04:55pm General RVing Issues
Optimism in the RV Industry Not sure I buy the logic completely. People who are working rarely have much time for the slower travel pace of an RV for longer trips. People who are retired who don’t already have an RV likely aren’t going to make the leap. If we are fortunate, we’ll see how it turns out.
jkwilson 04/06/20 08:22am RV Lifestyle
RE: Rebuilding my eu2000i... (never did this before)

You can buy a new carburetor for it for $35. I used to hate swapping parts, but as cheap as they are and as many problems as they have because of ethanol fuel, it’s often the easiest and cheapest solution. Verify you have spark under compression and if you do try an eBay carb.
jkwilson 04/06/20 08:13am Tech Issues
RE: Brakes Stopped Working after CW Visit.

Before anything else, see what kind of shape the battery is in. If it went dead and froze while it was there, your breakaway switch might not work even with the truck hooked up. Won’t resolve the brake problem, but may help narrow down whether the problem is with the trailer or the connection/truck.
jkwilson 04/05/20 07:50am Tech Issues
RE: Traveling Mass TurnPike from New York. ( mountains ?)

Hills it regularly as we go across NY on 90 to visit kids in Boston. No memorable hills.
jkwilson 03/28/20 04:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: Maintnence Free Deep Cyelse 6 Volt Batteries

Normal battery charging shouldn’t cause any corrosion. Only water vapor, hydrogen and oxygen will be emitted. Only when.a battery continues to draw high current from the charging source long-term will you have corrosion problems.
jkwilson 03/25/20 02:57pm Tech Issues
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