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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-04-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By Earl E
America's Mailbox. They are great.

America's Mailbox. They are great.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-04-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,675
Posted By Earl E
I don't worry at all about reservations for a day...

I don't worry at all about reservations for a day or two here and there but when we leave AZ heat and head for the cool pacific ocean or mountains for the summer we know we have to have reservations...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-08-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By Earl E
It's one of my favorite parks. Wonderful, quiet,...

It's one of my favorite parks. Wonderful, quiet, meditative. Absolutely no problems. Border problems are greatly over played. I think it's far more dangerous to drive into Tucson where it isn't "was...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 09-30-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,972
Posted By Earl E
Looks great. What fun to have something you made...

Looks great. What fun to have something you made yourself.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-30-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,643
Posted By Earl E
It will certainly work but will take a drop...

It will certainly work but will take a drop hitch. I had to use one of those on another truck it sure did drag all the time going into service stations, etc. My experience is also that most lifted...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-27-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,336
Posted By Earl E
I see he's gone so won't worry about it. I just...

I see he's gone so won't worry about it. I just saw the first post that said he has a V6 so forget what I said above.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-27-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,336
Posted By Earl E
If you are talking about a new truck you sure...

If you are talking about a new truck you sure aren't limited to 6000#. I'd look at the actual stats for the truck you are thinking about and stay well under that but you could easily carry more. I...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-24-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,336
Posted By Earl E
Look closer at the actual towing specs not what's...

Look closer at the actual towing specs not what's on the hitch. One quick look on line says: " Equipped with a 3.55 ratio limited-slip rear axle, this F-150 has a preliminary tow rating of 7,600...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-04-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,351
Posted By Earl E
Don't know whether to add more fuel to the fire...

Don't know whether to add more fuel to the fire or not...We are leaving HOT AZ for the summer, staying in Taos, NM for a month, in South Forks, CO for a month and many places in between. We are never...
Forum: RV Gourmet 04-08-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,239
Posted By Earl E
Once we installed one in our fiver while...

Once we installed one in our fiver while full-timing we never turned the gas oven on. They are every bit as good as a regular over and will cook anything.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-14-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,290
Posted By Earl E
We have had three different filon sided trailers...

We have had three different filon sided trailers and all have varying degrees of delam with the newest one 2007. When we bought our current 2014 Sunnybrook I purposely went back to aluminum siding...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-22-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,751
Posted By Earl E
Plug it in to keep the converter on and the...

Plug it in to keep the converter on and the batteries charged. Turn everything else off. Why leave things like the fridge on and just add that much more wear and tear to it?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-21-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By Earl E
Don't neglect looking at the Andersen. I think it...

Don't neglect looking at the Andersen. I think it would be more than enough, is very easy to use, and doesn't cost near as much as many of the applications mentioned so far. Once I dialed mine in,...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-16-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,774
Posted By Earl E
Give them a call. The sway jackets pads stopped...

Give them a call. The sway jackets pads stopped all the noise on a previous trailer. They are very responsive and helpful on the phone.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-09-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,546
Posted By Earl E
No way. They are in AZ and you are in FL? How in...

No way. They are in AZ and you are in FL? How in the world would that work? If they want to buy it outright and you are happy with the price, great, otherwise they take possession and you hope they...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-09-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,604
Posted By Earl E
The size and heft all depends on how big a...

The size and heft all depends on how big a trailer and truck you plan to buy. But get a good system. It will make all the difference in the world in towing. Ask again when you know what you are going...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-09-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,430
Posted By Earl E
The only thing I can tell you is that when we...

The only thing I can tell you is that when we full-timed we lived for less than we did in our sticks & bricks and we traveled a lot. I can also say that we did not have any big catastrophe like...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-09-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By Earl E
I wouldn't hesitate taking that through Salt...

I wouldn't hesitate taking that through Salt River Canyon. There are only a few miles of curvy roads and semi's travel it all the time. It is a beautiful road. I have taken that entire route and...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-06-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9,919
Views: 747,901
Posted By Earl E
Bides

Bides
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-06-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,786
Posted By Earl E
The best bang for your buck. Once you read their...

The best bang for your buck. Once you read their info and understand how they rate RV's you will know far more than you can get from any forum. I would bet that anybody who says they know more hasn't...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-06-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By Earl E
Yep, happened to me after years of full-timing....

Yep, happened to me after years of full-timing. Pulled the lever and the tangs that hold the hose to the connector broke off. Totally unexpected. Got the lever pushed in but not until a whole lot of...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-04-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By Earl E
Premier or Phoenix. We've stayed at both and they...

Premier or Phoenix. We've stayed at both and they are excellent...just depends or where you want to be.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-29-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Earl E
You can't beat Valley of The Rogue State Park if...

You can't beat Valley of The Rogue State Park if that is the area you want to spend the night. Wonderful park right off the Freeway. If you stay more than just the night there are many great sight...
Forum: Full-Timers 01-27-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,091
Posted By Earl E
We had extensive damage done to our fiver when...

We had extensive damage done to our fiver when full-timing. It was out of commission for over a month waiting for parts from the factory and then doing the repairs. We negotiated with the repair shop...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-03-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,739
Posted By Earl E
It is one of those discussion that will never...

It is one of those discussion that will never have a final answer. Every full-timer I know commonly leaves the gray water valve open for several months at a time when wintering or summering with no...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 01-02-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,443
Posted By Earl E
Don't have pics anymore but you can find them on...

Don't have pics anymore but you can find them on the internet. We mounted a receiver on top the hitch box when we had a fifth wheel, then used a bike rack. It worked great. Very easy fix. Didn't...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-19-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,053
Posted By Earl E
Walk around is the only way to go. Just try to be...

Walk around is the only way to go. Just try to be on the inside when you have to go the bathroom in the middle of the night! Think about it. Then try to make the bed in the morning. Those beds should...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-11-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,095
Posted By Earl E
If you go to Grand Design website you will see...

If you go to Grand Design website you will see the 2150 is actually 26'9". Not a problem and you will still find the towing very easy with the right pull vehicle. But just remember it is closer to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-11-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,820
Posted By Earl E
There is no difference in Canada and MA. They are...

There is no difference in Canada and MA. They are sold all over both those areas. Here is Camping World's explanation. "The only difference is in the warning labels found in the user manual. Units...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-09-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,820
Posted By Earl E
No they don't need to be vented. They do draw air...

No they don't need to be vented. They do draw air from inside the RV so you need to have a vent slightly open.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-18-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By Earl E
Phoenix area for RV's really means Mesa area. No...

Phoenix area for RV's really means Mesa area. No recommendations as they are all large and pretty much the same: big, flat, close sites and lots of activities. Nothing wrong with that. We have...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-01-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,397
Posted By Earl E
I don't see any problem in sending a copy. If you...

I don't see any problem in sending a copy. If you have any doubts, you can make a copy and write "copy" across it. I'm sure the bank wants to know that it is a clean and free title before they go...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-23-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,280
Posted By Earl E
x2. No, don't use the trailer brakes to slow down...

x2. No, don't use the trailer brakes to slow down the truck--that will burn them out real fast. If you are riding the brakes you are going downhill way too fast or in the wrong gear. There are many...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-14-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 996,445
Posted By Earl E
Unfortunately those things are basically...

Unfortunately those things are basically uncomfortable. You can spend big bucks and buy a more comfortable one or maybe get a foam topper that you can use when it is down and store it on the bed when...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-13-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4,812
Views: 996,445
Posted By Earl E
ALWAYS keep the black water valve closed. Only...

ALWAYS keep the black water valve closed. Only open it when it is almost or totally full. Otherwise every time you flush you will leave the solids in the tank and the water will go down the sewer...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-08-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By Earl E
I just don't think that will make any significant...

I just don't think that will make any significant difference. Assuming you have some kind of equalizing system, just adjust that to shift more weight forward.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-23-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,610
Posted By Earl E
Great advice. I agree on all of these. Of course,...

Great advice. I agree on all of these. Of course, I prefer Collier because I lived in Klamath Falls for 30 years and Klamath County is the "home" of Crater Lake. LOL Just depends on which side of the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-23-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By Earl E
That will very a lot depending on exactly where...

That will very a lot depending on exactly where you bolt the side brackets onto the tongue. There is quite a bit of wiggle room. That said, on my former trailer with approx. 700 # tongue weight I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-20-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,609
Posted By Earl E
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned...

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned https://www.rv.org/. It is the single best resource out there, bar none. You have to understand their info and how they rate RV's but you won't find a better...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-19-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,621
Posted By Earl E
You may want to start a new thread instead of...

You may want to start a new thread instead of hijacking this one and include where you are starting.... just an idea.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-19-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,621
Posted By Earl E
x2. There are big signs on the freeway that...

x2. There are big signs on the freeway that indicate this route as a by-pass around Phoenix.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-19-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,488
Posted By Earl E
You might want to look at the Hijacker. They have...

You might want to look at the Hijacker. They have both a slider and non-slider. We had one on our fiver and what I liked is that it was virtually impossible to somehow mess up. It will not clank...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-11-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By Earl E
I love Gilbert Ray or Catalina. You won't go...

I love Gilbert Ray or Catalina. You won't go wrong with either. Desert Trails is also a winner if you want more amenities. We used to winter there and it is a great RV park.
Forum: New Member Check-In 03-05-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Earl E
You don't mention your hitch. Do you have some...

You don't mention your hitch. Do you have some type of equalizing/anti sway hitch? If not you must have one. I have the Andersen and love it. Others will weigh in on why theirs is best. But if you...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-04-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,868
Posted By Earl E
Whenever I have had issues I have asked at the...

Whenever I have had issues I have asked at the office who they recommended. They have never steered me wrong. Moral of the story...if you float through a week at a time, forget it. It you stay long...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-03-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,402
Posted By Earl E
You really don't need much money at all to kit...

You really don't need much money at all to kit these things out. Much of the fun is deciding what you need once you take a few trips as everybody has their own list of what they want. You can get by...
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