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Forum: Just Conversation 08-28-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 24,913
Posted By geotexZ71
What is your timeline to take your test? I could...

What is your timeline to take your test? I could help you as I have my non-commercial Class A. Norristown is your best bet. However, I don't have personal availability until later in October as my...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-13-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,082
Views: 315,165
Posted By geotexZ71
I'm sorry if you do not appreciate someone...

I'm sorry if you do not appreciate someone summarizing direct experience, and I also started the real-world comparison before this post even came close to growing to what it is. I was trying to be...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-13-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2,082
Views: 315,165
Posted By geotexZ71
No-go!

So an update/expansion on my prior post in this thread...

I've been testing this since the end of last year, and I can say for certain this is an absolute no go for me and my needs. I'm glad...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-07-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By geotexZ71
OP: if you're traveling to the mid-Atlantic area,...

OP: if you're traveling to the mid-Atlantic area, I have some who would buy them and who has the muscle to get them out for you.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-05-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By geotexZ71
Truer words have never been spoken! :blink:

Truer words have never been spoken! :blink:
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-05-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,082
Views: 315,165
Posted By geotexZ71
If you want the personal experience of a road...

If you want the personal experience of a road warrior - outside of camping, I had 93 hotel nights last year and 189K in air miles - I blew through 4 of the TL-WR902AC travel routers. They just...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-04-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,056
Posted By geotexZ71
B&W Companion is collecting dust shelved in the...

B&W Companion is collecting dust shelved in the garage! Running a Reese Goosebox and absolutely thrilled with it! All my other trailers are goosenecks (enclosed car carrier, dump, and a tilt bed)...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-04-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,930
Posted By geotexZ71
@consolenut has the list! Arctic Fox gets my...

@consolenut has the list! Arctic Fox gets my vote for what your can find out there readily in the used realm.

Alliance RV, new to the block, but same old build techniques, and it is not a 4...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-04-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,823
Posted By geotexZ71
If you distance tow, four matching tires is the...

If you distance tow, four matching tires is the right way you want to go. Buy a full set of Goodyears, and put that house brand on your spare wheel IMO.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-04-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 40,267
Posted By geotexZ71
Good Sam gets worse and worse... I didn't...

Good Sam gets worse and worse...

I didn't read every post, but if not already said, I can tell you factually that the measly discount the purchasing consumer sees at Pilot/Flying J from having a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-02-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By geotexZ71
Learning as you go is part of the adventure! ...

Learning as you go is part of the adventure!

If I could wind the clock dial back when we retired the tents for our first pop-up, I would seriously tell myself to open up a dedicated money market...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-01-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,397
Posted By geotexZ71
I know many Bers that tow a small enclosed...

I know many Bers that tow a small enclosed trailer for this. Keep their gear in there like bicycles, EZ-Up, canoe or kayaks on the roof, etc. May be a less costly option.

In our personal...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-01-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By geotexZ71
My FIL was an operator for several waste water...

My FIL was an operator for several waste water treatment plants, and all over them has public dump available for RVs for a tiny fee. These were the only places I have ever experienced a setup like...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 01-02-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,168
Posted By geotexZ71
There is no magic age. It's dependent upon...

There is no magic age. It's dependent upon individual capabilities and facilities as one ages. Because driving is a privilege, the expectation is that the grantee of a driver's license is...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-02-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By geotexZ71
Don't forget this detail

Ok, so keep in mind that dealers use forklifts to not only be able to lift at the hitch and for way tighter maneuverability, but also because of the mass of a forklift. They are weighty beasts! You...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-30-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By geotexZ71
I third Sygic.

Sygic is very good and one of the best you're going to find for navigating tall, long and heavy. Older poor reviews are mainly based upon it's not as KISS as Google Maps or Waze. They're using one...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-29-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,678
Posted By geotexZ71
Personally, I have been using my wife's old yoga...

Personally, I have been using my wife's old yoga mats, and her replacement schedule aligns well with mine! Advantage is they provide a little cushion, are water resistant, and roll up tightly and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-27-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,671
Posted By geotexZ71
Everyone survived - that is a good day! I'm...

Everyone survived - that is a good day!

I'm a firm believer in safety. Where my career has taken me, safety is cultural and what we think about before doing anything whether you follow TRA -...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-27-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,678
Posted By geotexZ71
Can't help with the thread specifically, but...

Can't help with the thread specifically, but you're after the "Magic Creeper."
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-27-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,551
Posted By geotexZ71
I agree with everyone who said to negotiate that...

I agree with everyone who said to negotiate that fee. I too am one who wants everything in terms of out the door price, and have already figured what neighborhood that's in from research. I also...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-25-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,886
Posted By geotexZ71
TruXedo Deuce

I have had every style of tonneau over the years... On the 3500 long bed I run the Truxedo Deuce because rolling it up for towing is easy, and the front third hinge when closed let's me get to the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-23-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,808
Posted By geotexZ71
This IS a real issue!

My wife and I are friends with a MH couple that were cited for this just this past summer! They never even thought about this coming out of a 5er and TTs prior. Court appearance was required, and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-22-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By geotexZ71
Blah!

Sorry for your misfortune! Metal tanks are all prone to condensation. As others said, you can clean your existing auxiliary tank and coat it to prevent the rust. Done professionally, it'll outlast...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-19-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,165
Posted By geotexZ71
Mobile locksmith will have you in within a few...

Mobile locksmith will have you in within a few minutes and make you a key. Otherwise, drill the lock so the tumblers drop out and turn the cylinder with a screwdriver. You'll still have your...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-19-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 30,726
Posted By geotexZ71
Brand wars = comical. If you want REAL...

Brand wars = comical. If you want REAL statistics, the vast majority have no access to them. JD Power aren't them. If you passed a college Statistics class, you know why. Consumer Reports? In the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-17-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By geotexZ71
Nothing at all wrong with being safety aware,...

Nothing at all wrong with being safety aware, safety secure! I installed a smoke/carbon monoxide detector in our storage where there was none, even though furnace, water heater, etc live there and...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-17-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By geotexZ71
Less DIY, but works great. I'm stuck in rental...

Less DIY, but works great. I'm stuck in rental cars a lot for business and travel with this and my Yeti:

https://www.amazon.com/Swigzy-Holder-Expander-Adapter-Adjustable/dp/B0752DZ1SB#
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-17-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By geotexZ71
Regarding the CO, not a threat. Remember, it...

Regarding the CO, not a threat. Remember, it stays low and will be dispersing to the great outdoors. Plus, the burn time to warm the bottle is minimal.

Properly maintaining your HWH mitigates any...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-16-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By geotexZ71
Yep, Open Range units could be had with full body...

Yep, Open Range units could be had with full body paint. I recall in 2014 it was a $9500 add. They offered no finish warranty for it either beyond the standard factory warranty.

Seeing the OP,...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-16-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By geotexZ71
Open Range Caps & Graphics

SusannJames,

No doubt you are referring to readily peeling vinyl graphics and the propensity for the paint on their (and most of the industry's) fiberglass caps to fade. It's a common problem for...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 12-16-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By geotexZ71
So you are having issues?

We'd like to help you, but running a little blind since you've not shared what your camper is... Also, how long have you had the camper - basically to know if you're already long familiar with it...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-15-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By geotexZ71
Call some camper dealers in your area and ask...

Call some camper dealers in your area and ask them. Most have a couple they work with to facilitate deliveries. Also, try vehicle transport companies.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-15-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By geotexZ71
First things, first. Make sure they can give you the service needed.

We've been with Good Sam Roadside for 15+ years now. While I never had to use it while out towing, I have used it many times in needing to have our vehicles towed. It has actually worked out as a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-15-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,428
Posted By geotexZ71
The quest for lowest cost diesel...

SOOOOOooooooo many of you posters don't know how much I envy you! You're debating diesel prices below $2.75/gallon when I'm over-the-moon when I find $3.20/gallon!!! PA is not kind on the wallet! ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-15-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,206
Posted By geotexZ71
Great for those of you that live and/or travel in...

Great for those of you that live and/or travel in areas of the country where you can leave everything unlocked. This is now true again for my wife and I at home, but only in the last 5 years. Prior...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 12-15-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By geotexZ71
The OP is neither saying he has a problem nor an...

The OP is neither saying he has a problem nor an issue of functionality. He's questing increased efficiency, and he can attain that with keeping the bottle at a steady state temperature. Nothing...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-14-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,020
Posted By geotexZ71
My opinion...

Take the monthly dollar the ESP would cost you and put it in a money market. Deposit each month and let it grow. If something breaks, it's your repair fund. If you don't need it, it becomes down...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-14-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By geotexZ71
There's absolutely nothing at Camping World and...

There's absolutely nothing at Camping World and the other affiliated outdoors stores that you cannot find significantly cheaper elsewhere. Not. A. Thing.

The only reason we still have GS is we...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-13-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,206
Posted By geotexZ71
Back in the day I used to do high-end vehicle...

Back in the day I used to do high-end vehicle security systems. It was my own little side business. Being an avid camper my entire life, I knew where I could generate steady work - MH crowd. I...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 12-11-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By geotexZ71
You bought one of the best. Too bad it's not...

You bought one of the best. Too bad it's not fitting.

Seems we have no ice fishermen here... Lots of other cylinder warmer options out there. No need to home brew something. Be sure whatever...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-10-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 30,726
Posted By geotexZ71
Are you buying a powertrain, or are you buying a truck?

It's a serious point I'm making. Right now, you're not towing a serious load so obviously you're targeting a future state - clearly define what and when in your decision-making. You're also not...
Forum: New Horizons Owners Forum and NHOG 12-10-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,038
Posted By geotexZ71
The factory Nexan wear quickly under load and...

The factory Nexan wear quickly under load and have lousy traction in the wet or in gravel. I have yet to find the perfect tire balancing all aspects of performance I'd like for my RAM DRW. I have...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-10-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,882
Posted By geotexZ71
Is this really a question?

It's vacation. Avoid them all! I'd rather tow a scenic bypass route than hurry to my vacation. Once you set camp, then you can explore the City on your terms.
Forum: New Member Check-In 12-10-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By geotexZ71
Greetings!

Pet friendly is commonplace in the realm of camping. Just check campground rules. A 6-foot leash rule is quite common. Always be considerate of your fellow campers and clean up No.2; if you have...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 12-09-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,102
Posted By geotexZ71
Find a well-recommended auto upholstery shop in...

Find a well-recommended auto upholstery shop in your area and pay them a visit. Then can make your seat fit you perfectly! Haven't had a perfect factory seat since the luxury option in my 2004, and...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 12-09-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,631
Posted By geotexZ71
TST 507 with Color Screen

I upgraded the the color model when I gifted my old system to my nephew. Have always had excellent and fast support from TST. The color monitor was a huge improvement as it's much easier to read in...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-09-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 547,465
Posted By geotexZ71
In my case, prior creampuff of a tow vehicle was...

In my case, prior creampuff of a tow vehicle was TOTALED by the insurance company after an unreal hail storm. That was a fight to get the real value because it was a true unicorn with how it was...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-09-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,100
Posted By geotexZ71
+1 DRW

Here's the thing, buy the dually and never concern yourself with payload worries again. Change style of camping and need 300# of generators - no problem! Start running long trips and need more fuel...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-09-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By geotexZ71
You should always have appropriate safety...

You should always have appropriate safety equipment in your tow vehicle. Flashlight, flares, triangles, fire extinguisher, high visibility vest, and good leather work gloves are musts IMO. Have an...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-09-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,417
Posted By geotexZ71
What works for you...

Really, you can find the floorplan you like across the brands. We narrowed our multi-year search down to brands and lines mentioned in this post. What was immensely helpful was being able to see...
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