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Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-29-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By BillL
Just enjoy the views

We were there just before July 4 a few years back and the Road was still closed. We drove it as far as we were allowed. Drove both sides of the Park. Enjoyed our time. Gives us a reason to go back.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-14-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By BillL
Great Park

Id suggest you look at Palmdale RV Park in Los Fresnos. Very clean park. Plenty of activities during the Winter Texan season. Good sized lots. Spent over a month there and were impressed. Los...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-27-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,835
Posted By BillL
Start in the Rio Grande Valley

I agree with one of the comments above. I would start in the Rio Grande Valley. Theres plenty of camp grounds, but I would get my reservation in soon. Work you way north each month. We have friends...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-21-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By BillL
DW and I spent three winters in the Rio Grande...

DW and I spent three winters in the Rio Grande Valley. We bought a house down here and will base out of here. We left Missouri and its winter weather. Dont miss the temperatures at all.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-28-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By BillL
We stayed at Fort Welikit a few years ago....

We stayed at Fort Welikit a few years ago. Enjoyed it. Sites can be a little tight with all the trees. Plenty of activities for our two grandsons.
Forum: Full-Timers 10-16-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,003
Posted By BillL
Over the years weve gone from a 31 to 35 to...

Over the years weve gone from a 31 to 35 to 40. Weve done at least a month to six months at a time.For us, 35 would be as small as we would want to go for more than a month. Like has been said,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-08-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,483
Posted By BillL
I have a handicapped parking permit. I have a...

I have a handicapped parking permit. I have a heart condition that on some days makes walking a distance very difficult. On those days I use my sticker. I dont look handicapped, but on that day I...
Forum: Full-Timers 10-03-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,864
Posted By BillL
Our current coach came with washer and dryer. DW...

Our current coach came with washer and dryer. DW wasnt sure shed like/use it. She had to on one trip and decided she really likes it. Now she uses it all the time. Yes, its somewhat slower, but...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-25-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,151
Posted By BillL
I keep our grey tank closed all the time, except...

I keep our grey tank closed all the time, except when DW is doing laundry. For us, it usually means two emptying of the grey to one black. Once a month or so, when I remember, I put some Happy Camper...
Forum: Full-Timers 09-07-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,432
Posted By BillL
DW was convinced we could never RV. Our first...

DW was convinced we could never RV. Our first trip was in a rented Class C for 2 weeks. We both had a fantastic time. We continued to go to RV shows and just look for a bunch of years. We finally...
Forum: Full-Timers 09-06-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By BillL
Donate the old cards to a senior citizen center,...

Donate the old cards to a senior citizen center, retirement center, or perhaps a ladies group at your local church. The cards can be turned into come beautiful and meaningful craft projects for...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-03-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,430
Posted By BillL
The new to us coach we bought came with washer...

The new to us coach we bought came with washer and dryer. DW wasnt sure about how convenient they would be. After a few uses she became convinced that they are a good thing. The ability to do...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-01-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,524
Posted By BillL
Lived in S. Florida for a while. Found it to be...

Lived in S. Florida for a while. Found it to be expensive. Now winter in the Rio Grande Valley. This will be our fourth year. Cost of living is so much better down here than Florida. Also, in our...
Forum: Full-Timers 07-30-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,929
Posted By BillL
We spend our winters volunteering at a National...

We spend our winters volunteering at a National Wildlife Refuge. Weve been there 4-5 months the past three winters. Well be there 6 months this year. We really enjoy what we do and the people we...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-30-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By BillL
Weve done this trip several times. Its the one...

Weve done this trip several times. Its the one we take grandchildren on. We try to spend 4-6 days in the area, starting at Wall, SD. The Badlands are so unique. Custer SP is a must. We usually do...
Forum: Full-Timers 07-18-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,432
Posted By BillL
In the beginning....DW was convinced we could...

In the beginning....DW was convinced we could never RV. We rented a Class C for two weeks and had a great time. A few years later we bought a 31 Class A. Most of our trips were long weekends. We...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-11-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,306
Posted By BillL
We have the heated floors in our all electric...

We have the heated floors in our all electric Phaeton. They dont heat the coach, but they sure feel good on a colder evening. We leave ours on all night. Sure feels good in the morning.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-19-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By BillL
Were in our third coach. First two had gas...

Were in our third coach. First two had gas ovens. Used the one in the first coach a couple of times with not so great results. Tried all the suggestions to get even heat, etc. Never used the oven in...
Forum: Full-Timers 04-24-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,778
Posted By BillL
Were not full timers. We do volunteer work with...

Were not full timers. We do volunteer work with many who are. Most of the full timers weve met would fall in the 5-10 year group. We do have very dear friends who have need full timing for right at...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-27-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By BillL
We are based in St. Love his. We take grandkids...

We are based in St. Love his. We take grandkids to the Mt. Rushmore are as there long trip with us. We figure 2.5 days to Wall, SD. We spend 8-9 days in the area and then head home. Id have to agree...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-22-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By BillL
No problem in our 2015 Phaeton.

No problem in our 2015 Phaeton.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-22-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By BillL
DW said well never have a coach without the...

DW said well never have a coach without the central vac.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-21-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By BillL
Had one for two years. No major issues, but there...

Had one for two years. No major issues, but there was always something that needed fixing. Moved up to Tiffin. Theres no comparison in the quality between a Thor product and a Tiffin. Tiffin wins...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-16-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,097
Posted By BillL
Tried being a snowbird for a short time. Now Im...

Tried being a snowbird for a short time. Now Im a Winter Texan. In my experience, Im more accepted and appreciated here in Texas. The cost of living is certainly much less. The lifestyle is more...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-02-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,333
Posted By BillL
We rented the first two years we RVed. All were...

We rented the first two years we RVed. All were short trips, two weeks or less. Renting worked for us under those circumstances. Last four years we've been towing. We do trips of up to five months...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-30-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,234
Posted By BillL
DW uses the central vac and really likes it. Hose...

DW uses the central vac and really likes it. Hose reaches everything. Suction power is good. Noise level is minimal. Our second coach with central vac. To each his own. There is no right or wrong...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-21-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By BillL
Satellite reception problem

In a Tiffin Phaeton 40qkh with a Wineguard in motion satellite and a Pathfinder. Will admit that there might be a few trees giving me problems with the in motion. I had a signal until I switched...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 11-20-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,823
Posted By BillL
DW has used the shower, kitchen sink, and the...

DW has used the shower, kitchen sink, and the toad. Every couple of nights she gets them all out for a watering and a little,sunlight.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-28-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,318
Posted By BillL
We have a new to us all electric coach, 2015...

We have a new to us all electric coach, 2015 Tiffin Phaeton. We made three short trips so far. We had propane in the previous coaches. We never used the oven in the last coach in 3 years. DW likes...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-10-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By BillL
Northeast Nashville, TN

Planning on watching our granddaughter play college golf on a course in northeast Nashville, TN. We're looking for a campground in the area. We're in a 40' rig with a toad. We're not resort people....
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-01-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,749
Posted By BillL
We just traded our 35qba gasser for a Phaeton...

We just traded our 35qba gasser for a Phaeton 40qkh. First trip starts tomorrow. Just the short time driving so far shows me how quiet the coach is and the difference coming up hills is quite...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-27-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,550
Posted By BillL
We just bought a 2015 Phaeton 40qkh that is all...

We just bought a 2015 Phaeton 40qkh that is all electric. First trip is a four day outing next week. I can't answer any questions yet, but DW is really happy with the residential frig and the Aqua...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-23-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,723
Posted By BillL
Don't start in the neighborhood. A not to busy...

Don't start in the neighborhood. A not to busy highway is a better choice. We've done driving school. Well worth the time and money for both of us, especially for DW. She drove our 31' quite a bit....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-23-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,514
Posted By BillL
I use cruise control most of the time on the...

I use cruise control most of the time on the highway. For one thing, we can't pull our toad over 65 mph. The cruise keeps me from exceeding that. I don't necessarily use it on hills and not in rain...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-20-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By BillL
The window behind our bed is an emergency exit.

The window behind our bed is an emergency exit.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-18-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,229
Posted By BillL
Have the power window on our '14 qba. Don't use...

Have the power window on our '14 qba. Don't use it often, but it's handy to have.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-30-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By BillL
Download and read the entire manual before you...

Download and read the entire manual before you pick up the coach. Mark anything you don't understand or aren?t certain about. I had a list of over 50 times I wanted to ask about. Don't just...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-29-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By BillL
My donations in dollars, items and time will full...

My donations in dollars, items and time will full through organizations that will get directly to those in need. Not going to go through an organization those doesn't respect my views nor want my...
Forum: RV Gourmet 08-20-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,694
Posted By BillL
If you want the best bacon you should try curing...

If you want the best bacon you should try curing and smoking your own. Only problem in the RV is the refrigerator space since it takes a week to cure it. I've got a small smoker in the RV. It always...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-15-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,962
Posted By BillL
Oven, except for storage.

Oven, except for storage.
Forum: New Member Check-In 08-15-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By BillL
Welcome to the group. Hope you enjoy your rig.

Welcome to the group. Hope you enjoy your rig.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-03-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,835
Posted By BillL
CR-V. Don't know it's there.

CR-V. Don't know it's there.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-14-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By BillL
I start with this app when planning a trip. Very...

I start with this app when planning a trip. Very rarely been given bad info. As with any review app you need to balance the bad reviews with the good. Let's be honest, we can always find something...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-11-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By BillL
As said. Rent first. We rented a Class C and knew...

As said. Rent first. We rented a Class C and knew that that's not what we wanted. Visit different dealers. Attend RV shows. Floor plan is very important. We did buy a used rig before our the one we...
Forum: New Member Check-In 06-08-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By BillL
Welcome to the group from a fellow Missourian.

Welcome to the group from a fellow Missourian.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-05-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By BillL
We'er not on a strict time schedule anymore....

We'er not on a strict time schedule anymore. We'll take at least a week for 1200 miles from MO to S. TX. Don't rush if you don't have to.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 05-25-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By BillL
We have the microwave/convection, three burners,...

We have the microwave/convection, three burners, and oven. We cook a lot also, usually DW inside and me grilling outside.,the only thing we use the oven for is a breadbox. Stores bread and all our...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 05-14-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,768
Posted By BillL
109a. I'm soy dear. 109b. I'll never do it...

109a. I'm soy dear.

109b. I'll never do it (whatever "it" is) again.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-09-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,786
Posted By BillL
In addition there are two campgrounds within easy...

In addition there are two campgrounds within easy walking distance if you decide to stay a night or two.
Forum: RV Gourmet 05-03-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,280
Posted By BillL
Only thing we use the gas oven for is storage....

Only thing we use the gas oven for is storage. Microwave/convection with outside grill does everything for us.
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