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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-17-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By cptgregger
California RV consigners recommendation?

I've been RVing in CA for the past 2.5 yrs. but the FW is registered and titled in TX. I took it to in for repairs at a shop in N. Cal and upon offering to let him sell it as consignment, he said his...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 08-19-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,232
Posted By cptgregger
2016 Heartland Edge

Has anybody noticed this new offering from HL? I'm referring to the Edge 397.

I like the fact that they moved the side patio to the rear of the unit putting it off the toy hauler's garage vs the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-14-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,322
Posted By cptgregger
I can answer your question based on actual real...

I can answer your question based on actual real world experience.

I have BOTH trucks and tow with both. A Dodge Ram 3500 and a Ford F350. While I would've originally thought my Cummins 5.9L...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-05-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 842
Posted By cptgregger
Travel... camp... storage... REPEAT

Our RV lifestyle has evolved. We no longer full time but we still camp and travel a heck of a lot. After a while, 4 of us living in an RV gets to u so we go back home and take a break from it. But I...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 05-05-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,832
Posted By cptgregger
We are in our second year of RVing, came from the...

We are in our second year of RVing, came from the boating community (for the record I like boating/ cruising much more due to CGs squeezing too many RVs too close together, but that's a different...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-05-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By cptgregger
RV Storage in the NW SF Bay Area or Sacramento Delta

We're camping in S. Cal now, headed up to San Francisco next week. When we finish out camping there I'd like to store the RV for a couple of months and pick up where we left off in July.

Does...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-04-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,012
Posted By cptgregger
You guys are great. You get it. No amount of...

You guys are great. You get it. No amount of money will buy time. You can always make money though. That old saying "Time is money" is such bs. In reality, Time is MORE VALUABLE than money.

You...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 02-03-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 52,477
Posted By cptgregger
All I can say is I'm glad my first experience...

All I can say is I'm glad my first experience with Thor was through owning a USED unit because it will be my LAST experience owning a Thor. I mean the workmanship was on par with something out of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-03-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,204
Posted By cptgregger
I saw $2.32 at a Shell in Clearlake, TX a few...

I saw $2.32 at a Shell in Clearlake, TX a few days ago. Today I saw $2.37 today at Costco in Woodlands, TX.

But the secretary general of OPEC just told a London newspaper that oil has officially...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 01-12-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,307
Posted By cptgregger
Yep, I get it. But the CGs just haven't kept up...

Yep, I get it. But the CGs just haven't kept up with the newer model FWs, IMO. We have a 34' BH FW now and have had quite a hard time finding spots at a lot of the SPs, NPs and CPs. We even...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 01-11-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,307
Posted By cptgregger
Is an 11' garage sufficient?

I know this question depends on the user, and what they use their TH for, but I'm asking this generally.

We wanted a TH with a 14' garage but at the end of the day, the 42-44' is just too much to...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 01-11-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,382
Posted By cptgregger
I was told by a buddy who has been in the RV...

I was told by a buddy who has been in the RV lifestyle for over 40 years (bought and sold many RVs in that time) that one should expect to pay 60-70% of MSRP. the 60% was the "you won the war" price...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 12-28-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,537
Posted By cptgregger
I was all over the map between the AMP XLR, the...

I was all over the map between the AMP XLR, the Cyclone, the Voltage, and the Raptor. In the end the biggest problem wasn't so much the unit, but rather what CGs it will work in. We decided to look...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-28-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,031
Posted By cptgregger
Hmmm... rethinking the diesel vs gas argument!

Remember when diesel was nearly $1 cheaper than gas, then $.40 cheaper? Then it rose to slightly more expensive than gasoline, then $.40-.60 more? Well now that gas is hitting the sub $2 mark, I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-28-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By cptgregger
I would never use LineX again. The guy who did...

I would never use LineX again. The guy who did mine promised a lifetime warranty against fade and peeling. Well both occurred, yet he went out of business.
Forum: MDT Conversions 12-28-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,877
Posted By cptgregger
F550 vs MDT

How much of a margin do the MDTs have over, say, a F550?

I'd love to go the MDT route but getting around town (parking, etc) once parked at the CG seems like it would defeat the purpose. I'm sure...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-12-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By cptgregger
Hit the corner of my rig again... need the trim piece

Does anybody know where to find those cheap small plastic "L-shaped" pieces of corner trip on a typical RV/ FW corner?

I guess I should take a pic of it before I ask but it was night when I did...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-08-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,789
Posted By cptgregger
Excellent write-up. I have a couple fo delay...

Excellent write-up. I have a couple fo delay bubble below a window that I have to get to this this winter. Your instructions will be very helpful for the process. Thanks!!
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-03-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 27,395
Posted By cptgregger
I bought a brand new 7730 last month. I...

I bought a brand new 7730 last month.

I don't know where to begin in terms of the errors this thing has in it. It seems, for me anyway, the only way to truly make it work right is to compare the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-15-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By cptgregger
Fort Bragg to Bodega Bay

Can I take the PCH to Bodega from Fort Bragg? Or do I need to take 20 back out to 101 and 116 or Bodgea Hwy back in. I'm pulling a 34' BH FW with a F350.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-15-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By cptgregger
I did exactly that after I posted this thread. I...

I did exactly that after I posted this thread. I left our FW at a CG off of 101 and drove the route with my F350 instead. It took all day and with all the weather (Rajan and dense fog at times), I'm...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-14-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By cptgregger
N. Cal King Range area (Mattole BLM CG)?

Has anyone camped the Mattole CG at BLM's King Range Conservation Area?

Looks tight getting my 34' FW in there but also looks doable in Google Earth. Thoughts?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-10-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,897
Posted By cptgregger
You have a great setup. I purchased my '99 F350...

You have a great setup. I purchased my '99 F350 (3rd 7.3 I have owned) with 111,000 miles on it, this past summer. I also have a highly modded CTD Ram 3500. Both tow fantastically but the Ford rides...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 11-08-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By cptgregger
Interesting. We'll talk one didn't seem light...

Interesting. We'll talk one didn't seem light weight at all. It had, by farm the largest bedroom slide outs of any TH I've seen yet. And it had an interesting permanent twisting staircase up to the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-08-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,726
Posted By cptgregger
If you are in an accident, I don't think license...

If you are in an accident, I don't think license type is going to determine your end of the cost. Fault will remain with who caused it. Some of the most aggressive drivers on the road are those with...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-06-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By cptgregger
This is a question I have posed on this forum a...

This is a question I have posed on this forum a number of times.

What a great paradox it is when the government does a better job than private enterprise, and in CG setup the differences are all...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-01-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By cptgregger
How do you get the PPL site to show "sold" MHs?...

How do you get the PPL site to show "sold" MHs? I'm trying to get it to display "sold" THs. But I can't find that link on their site.
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 11-01-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By cptgregger
I guess OR walked away from the TH segment after...

I guess OR walked away from the TH segment after 2011. Shame, they had the best floor plan I've seen yet. It's too bad the list price of that OR is so far off where it ought to be. I'm not going to...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-01-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By cptgregger
Central OR coast to Morro Bay, CA

We plan to stay as close to the PCH route as possible. Any must see's along the way? CGs you'd recommend? From I have the route and CGs from Morro Bay to PHX and Houston planned out already. I was...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-01-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By cptgregger
PCH restrictions and warning areas?

We're continuing our trip South from Oregon's central coast. We want to stay on the PCH as much as possible. We need to arrive to Morro Bay by Nov 24th. We start moving again on Monday (Nov3rd).
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-01-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,832
Posted By cptgregger
I'd be interested to hear from those who used PPL...

I'd be interested to hear from those who used PPL in Houston. I'm going to list mine at wholesale price on CL in my local area come January. If it doesn't sell within two weeks I'll be taking it to...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 10-30-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By cptgregger
Open Range TH?

I saw a really nice floor plan today on a 2011 Open Range TH.

When I got home I did a search for 2015 ORs but I don't see any TH offering in their line. Does anybody know when they stopped...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-27-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By cptgregger
Hey thanks for the advice, all. I was able to...

Hey thanks for the advice, all. I was able to snag the last waterview spot for 6 nights. Much better than parking the RV in front of sisters house. Ha.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-27-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,038
Posted By cptgregger
Consider going all the way South to Brownsville/...

Consider going all the way South to Brownsville/ South Padre Island.

While not as cold as up North, TX still gets cold, even as far south as CC. This is all due to the flow of the jetstream. When...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-26-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By cptgregger
thervgeeks.com has a video on his youtube channel...

thervgeeks.com has a video on his youtube channel of him taking the Galveston Ferry. Not sure if it's the one you're looking at though.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-26-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By cptgregger
I just decided to boondock it at El Chorro CP....

I just decided to boondock it at El Chorro CP. Only way to get a spot.

Lesson learned... plan holiday weekend waaaaaaaaay in advance. I took care of Christmas and New Years week right away so...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-26-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By cptgregger
Thanks all. Y'all are awesome for responding so...

Thanks all. Y'all are awesome for responding so quickly. I booked a site at Rockhounds SP. I'm confused about the NM parks pass though. The webportal prompted me to pay $180 for an annual "camping...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-26-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By cptgregger
Hey thanks. I'll look them up. I came...

Hey thanks. I'll look them up.

I came across Rockhound SP and City of Rocks SP... might consider that too. The Organ mtns looks cool but up a steep grade... prob not worth it for one night.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-26-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By cptgregger
CG/ "must-see" suggestion between PHX and Davis Mtn SP (Texas)?

So after our Christmas holiday with family, we are planning Davis Mountains SP on Dec 27th, Maverick Ranch RV Pk in Lajitas, then 29th-02nd at Big Bend NP (the boondocking site). I plan to leave my...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-23-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,635
Posted By cptgregger
Keeping toad in a towed trailer

We're presently fulltiming in a 34' FW. We had our minds set with trading up to 2015 TH but now I'm starting to rethink my approach.

If we went with a 43' MH instead, and put a car in an enclosed...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 10-22-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,604
Posted By cptgregger
Please keep the comments coming from FR AMP...

Please keep the comments coming from FR AMP owners. We're interested in either the 375 or 380.
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 10-22-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,819
Posted By cptgregger
That's a really nice Thunderbolt, Andy. We had...

That's a really nice Thunderbolt, Andy. We had our heart set on a Cyclone 4200 but yesterday I came across a FR 380 AMP Tunderbolt XLR. Except for the lack of a residential fridge, we really liked...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-22-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,170
Posted By cptgregger
We are full-timing in a 35' FW. While we haven't...

We are full-timing in a 35' FW. While we haven't had too many problems yet, the issue you will face is less of a camping spot size and more of a "how do I maneuver into that spot?" issue. Sometimes...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 10-21-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,819
Posted By cptgregger
I just viewed a Forrest River 380 XLR Thunderbolt...

I just viewed a Forrest River 380 XLR Thunderbolt AMP online. It looks nice, the seller said it had a 13,400 lb dry weight. Does that sound right? Sounded light to me. It's 41'.

Are there any FR...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-19-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 27,395
Posted By cptgregger
I too am looking into the 7730 so this thread is...

I too am looking into the 7730 so this thread is informative. I bought a Garmin from Costco and have mostly been unsatisfied with it thus far.

Do you 7730 users see the extra $150 (compared to...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-19-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 28,389
Posted By cptgregger
I have a "pay-as-you-go" T-Mobile Mifi and I do...

I have a "pay-as-you-go" T-Mobile Mifi and I do not advise it. Here are the Pros and Cons of such a device/ account.

Pro:

- Relatively competitive pricing. I pay $25/ mo for 5GB. But that...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-19-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By cptgregger
I'm using the allstays app and found a few in...

I'm using the allstays app and found a few in that area. But most are 55+. Will keep looking. Talk about age discrimination. Ha!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-19-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By cptgregger
Thx Steve. I think I found a drycamping spot but...

Thx Steve. I think I found a drycamping spot but I may just bail on MB plans. I'm not much of a crowds guy.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-19-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,705
Posted By cptgregger
Thanks for the info. I did get a spot at a county...

Thanks for the info. I did get a spot at a county CG that is dry-camping/ primative spot. But it states $13.00 night for second vehicle. I'm wondering if that means they're going to charge me for my...
Forum: Boondocking 10-18-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,669
Posted By cptgregger
I have a Honda EU2000i and a Dometic 3000. ...

I have a Honda EU2000i and a Dometic 3000.

I also ran both together under full load using a decibal reader to see if the factory claims are correct. I tested both at the gen, 10' away, 20' away,...
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