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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-11-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,045
Posted By horsecollect
What do you tell potential newbies when they ask about RVing?

For 2 yrs we had a KZ Connect TT. Some young friends came to see it and they fell in love with it. J & E started to figure out how long it would take them to save enough money to buy one like ours....
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-06-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By horsecollect
Southern Indiana RV campgrounds

My husband and I are going to an event in Georgetown, Indiana in late May. We are hoping to camp for the event but are having trouble finding a decent campground nearby. We do have a reservation at...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-04-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,817
Posted By horsecollect
Theft at a campground

IIRC, my parents had a chair stolen at a campground. This happened w-a-y back in the late 1960s. I was just a teenager camping with my parents. We didn't notice one of the lawn chairs was missing...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-05-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,252
Posted By horsecollect
I Was Wondering How Often Most Casual Campers Actually Use The RV

We live in E TN. Last year we camped 3 times, though only one trip was for more than a weekend. With our Rockwood Roo, we try to go camping every other month, but the pandemic, the weather, and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-28-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,336
Posted By horsecollect
Going RV

I like to watch the show every once in a while, mostly just to see other rigs. Especially this year since most of the RV shows have been cancelled due to the pandemic.

The shows which bug me the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-28-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,887
Posted By horsecollect
Trailer towing wag/sway

Back when we had a 23' TT, it swayed no matter what anti-sway devices we used or how carefully we made sure most of the weight was forward of the trailer axles. We were lucky to go 45mph when...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 10-23-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,415
Posted By horsecollect
Rockwood Roo vs Jayco Jayfeather

Can't say anything about the Jayco Jayfeather as the only Jayco we ever camped in was a rental popup that was in less than perfect condition.

However we presently own a Rockwood Roo 183. This is...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-23-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,725
Posted By horsecollect
Worst Downhill (or Uphill) You've Come Across

I can think of 2 - one in east Tennessee and one in North Carolina. The one in NC is on I-40 - the Black Mountain grade east of Asheville. It's a 4-6% grade for 5 miles :eek:

The road in...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-28-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,474
Posted By horsecollect
How long have you owned your TT/5er?

We started out with a little Flagstaff popup. Had it for 5 yrs. We needed more room and amenities so we traded it in on a Coleman Cheyenne. We had the Coleman for 7.5 yrs. As we aged, we had...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-15-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,879
Posted By horsecollect
How many members are RV'ing right now?

We've gone camping twice so far this year and are preparing for an eight day trip at this time. Our nickname for the trailer is "the portable hotel room"! :laugh:
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 07-27-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,797
Posted By horsecollect
Covid worries

We went camping 2 weeks ago at the Louisville South KOA. Both of us are in the High Risk category, so we wore our masks when needed (inside stores and when visiting with friends). We carry hand...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 05-18-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By horsecollect
1st long trip

Several years ago we made a 3,000 mi round trip with our Roo. We learned the hard way we could leave the trailer hitched up, but only if the site was level.

A couple of times the camp site...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 04-26-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,464
Posted By horsecollect
Tent beds pros/cons

With tent beds, unless you leave the windows unzipped partway at the end where you heads will be, you will have condensation. And that condensation will rain down on your heads! It was particularly...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-26-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,408
Posted By horsecollect
Home sewer vent as dump station?

We use the cleanout to our sewer for dumping, but first my husband dug down a foot to install a "T" underground. We know the piping connects to the city sewer system because we watched the...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 04-12-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,654
Posted By horsecollect
Sold the 33' Motorhome and downsized to this

In a sense, we had a similar RV journey. In 2009 we traded in our Coleman Popup for a Rockwood Roo 19. After 7.5 yrs, we decided we were getting too old to lift the bunk ends, so we traded up to a...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 04-12-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 805
Posted By horsecollect
Rockwood Roo canvas

First - it's not plain canvas; it's Sunbella. According to the company's web site, to clean mildew, you mix a 1/4 of dishwashing liquid, 1 cup of bleach and 1 gallon of water....
Forum: New Member Check-In 04-12-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By horsecollect
Hi from Cincinnatie, Oh!

Howdy back at you! And welcome to iRV!

I was born in Cincinnati a l-o-n-g time ago, but haven't lived in Ohio since the early 1960s.
Forum: Just Conversation 04-12-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By horsecollect
Anybody know COBOL?

If the oldtimers remember how to code COBOL, several states are desperately seeking programmers:...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 04-12-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 40,092
Posted By horsecollect
KOA campgrounds - some closed, some open

Got an email from KOA with this link to which of their campgrounds are closed:
https://koa.com/blog/update-on-covid-19/

It's not totally up-to-date as I know of 2 others which are closed -...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 04-12-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 40,092
Posted By horsecollect
State and NP closures

All Tennessee State Parks are closed: https://tnstateparks.com/about/covid-19-closures


Great Smoky Mountains NP is closed through the end of April:

https://www.facebook.com/cadescovegsmnp/...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-02-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,757
Posted By horsecollect
Do You Have Room to Host Full Timer

I thought about saying we have a full hook up on our trailer pad as our trailer is presently having work done at a place that shut down until mid-April due to Covid-19. :sad:



But considering...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-29-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 30,507
Posted By horsecollect
A little levity

Hope y'all don't mind, but I'd like to post some of the really funny ones to my Facebook page. Many of my friends could use a laugh! :laugh:
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-29-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,597
Posted By horsecollect
What states are the restaurants open?

Nashville isn't a state; it's the state capitol of Tennessee.



I don't know how they're doing the restaurants in middle Tennessee, but in the eastern part, many restaurants are open for...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 03-02-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,356
Posted By horsecollect
Question about R-pod Vs. other small trailers! New to this!

First - a question - do you have a full-size van or a minivan? If you have a minivan, the biggest popup you can tow will be a 10 ft. I know from experience the majority of minivans are not up to...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 03-02-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,995
Posted By horsecollect
Hybrid with one fixed bed

The Grey Wolf 19SM isn't a hybrid but the only slide out is in the back of the trailer and it contains a bed. there's also a bed in the front of the trailer.


A friend of mine looked at one; she...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-02-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,040
Posted By horsecollect
Re: You're how old?

I remember when the menu at McD's consisted of the plain hamburger, cheese burger, Big Mac, double cheese burger and the filet-o-fish plus fries, sodas and 3 flavors of milkshakes.


I also...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 07-28-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By horsecollect
PopupGizmos

My husband bought the Gizmos for our new Rockwood Roo 183. First time we tried to use them, I discovered a slight problem - my niece and I aren't tall enough standing on stools to attach the clips...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 05-26-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,090
Posted By horsecollect
We've just bought our first set of the Popup...

We've just bought our first set of the Popup Gizmos for our new Roo. Haven't taken them out of the box yet, but will be taking them with us on our first real camping trip.


We've been told by...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 05-26-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,531
Posted By horsecollect
Newbie - 231KSS what do I need?

We haven't measured ours yet, but the last one was just shy of 12' high. :)
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 05-26-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By horsecollect
Organization ideas, or places??

I have a habit of rolling up (tube shape) our towels, sheets and blankets so they fit into some of the storage places better.

Also use baskets (plastic or material-covered cardboard) for...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 05-19-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,356
Posted By horsecollect
Question about R-pod Vs. other small trailers! New to this!

I agree with Desert Flyer - you have to be careful not to get too heavy a trailer for your van! A long time ago, we towed a 8' Flagstaff popup with a Dodge Grand Caravan. We had to replace the...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 05-19-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By horsecollect
Re; Securing bunks from falling off

I know our first Rockwood Roo (a 2009) had snaps and bungee cords to hold the skirting canvas fastened to the bunks but our new Roo has the canvas fastened directly to the platforms.


If your...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 05-19-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,090
Posted By horsecollect
Re: First time buyers

We had a Rockwood Roo 19 for 8.5 yrs. Traveled all over with it; had a blast! Traded it in for a longer, heavier TT with a slide-out. Though we liked the floor plan in the TT, we had trouble with...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 05-19-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,090
Posted By horsecollect
Re: First time buyers

RV shows gives you a chance to see a lot of different trailers! And most of the dealers have special show sale prices which are usually lower than their usual prices.


Do have something to think...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-19-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 25,330
Posted By horsecollect
Re: Bridge strike

Can't help suggesting a device but will add my 2 cents to the others who have told you to measure the height of your rig when hooked up.


Next time you want to travel the roads in GSMNP, try this...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-30-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,191
Posted By horsecollect
SUVs need the tow package in order to tow any...

SUVs need the tow package in order to tow any trailer over 5000 lbs. Our old Expedition didn't have the factory tow package. It towed our hybrid okay but struggled with TT. However, our newer (by 5...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-20-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 26,877
Posted By horsecollect
Had a friend tell me he was refused entry into...

Had a friend tell me he was refused entry into some campground, not because of the age of his trailer, but due to how dirty his tow vehicle was. I think that is getting too picky!
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-17-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 26,877
Posted By horsecollect
The only time we were refused access to a...

The only time we were refused access to a campground wasn't due to the age of our rig at the time, but the type of rig. Back then we had a Coleman popup and the campground we were refused was in...
Forum: New Member Check-In 01-21-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By horsecollect
A new member checking in

Howdy from east Tennessee! :dance: While in search on info about boondocking to help us save a little money on a planned long trip, I found this site.

My husband and I have been camping most of...
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