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RE: 13'5" clearance

We just bought a new Fuzion 5th wheel that has height listed as 13'5" which is 1" higher than our old one. You need to get out with a tape measure and figure out the true height.
dedmiston 01/14/21 09:35pm Toy Haulers
RE: Opinion on Resort fees

If it's the only place available in that area, and you NEED to stay there... then you pay it. Who cares what they call the fees, in the end, the total is the total. We pay, what I consider to be, a really high amount to stay at the KOA in Laramie, WY sometimes when UW has home football games. We're basically only there to sleep and then head home the next day. It's not a nice park, we're like sardines, and it's right next to the interstate. But we pay it because it's the only park in Laramie pretty much, and it's still cheaper than a hotel. Supply and Demand. Go Pokes!
dedmiston 01/14/21 02:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Propane Problem

I also have to open the closest gas appliance (stove burners) for a couple seconds to get flow to my fridge, but that's only when I first open the tanks.
dedmiston 01/14/21 02:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Turlock California to Orlando FL in 12/21

I-10 is pretty boring, but at least you don't have to worry about the weather except for possible gulf storms. I enjoy I-40 a lot more, but you can't rely on the weather.
dedmiston 01/13/21 03:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: New generator for new rv. Recommendations

Not sure if y'all noticed, but this is an old thread from last Feb. A new spammer joined in and bumped the thread, and then folks took the bait.
dedmiston 01/13/21 01:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: Wabash & Erie Canal Park, IN

I think you can even crash overnight for free at the RV Museum in Elkhart if you pay to go in and tour the exhibits.
dedmiston 01/13/21 12:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Opinion on Resort fees

They must have an amazing location to charge that. We have a place not too far from us that charges that much + junk fees. I stopped going there, but they're still always pretty full. I don't they felt much pain when we quit going. I won't be surprised to see nightly rates skyrocket next year. Demand is going to be insane.
dedmiston 01/13/21 12:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wabash & Erie Canal Park, IN

We stayed at the KOA in Elkhart when we had some repairs done to our rig. It was very convenient, but the people at the KOA were very unfriendly. It's not a destination at all, but it served its purpose while we had the work done.
dedmiston 01/12/21 03:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Do any hotels/chains offer RV spots with electric or hookups

We've crashed overnight at some of the casinos in Mesquite, NV on our way coming or going. Dry camping only. It's not really free if you're ethical enough to go inside and blow a few bucks in their low-quality restaurants or play the slots or tables. It's convenient though, and you don't need a reservation.
dedmiston 01/11/21 04:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Couple of Ramp Questions

I had the same style as Linc's in our old Weekend Warrior and that long hinge was tough to keep clean. Our current trailer has the helper springs along the bottom, which makes a gap when the ramp is down. I like this gap better because you can sweep the garage out through that gap. But the helper springs in the Warrior provided more "help".
dedmiston 01/11/21 04:27pm Toy Haulers
RE: Waste Tote Recommendations

Water weighs 8.33 pounds per gallon, and waste water weighs more than that, depending on your diet. Be careful about going too large.
dedmiston 01/11/21 04:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Skylight/roof repair

I am always hesitant to post an experience I have had that others may benefit from on this forum. There are always those who are more experienced and have different opinions, and are always more than willing to share them. This worked for me I thought I would share. I am probably better off being an observer and not posting. Jesseannie I'm so sorry, jesseannie. Civility is at an all-time low these days. I wish I knew the cure. However, I don't think the solution is for good people to withdraw. I wish that more people would heed Thumper's mom's advice. And along those lines, a lot of people's mothers would be disappointed if they saw how their kids were behaving online. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/5a/4b/70/5a4b70818fa9868cbf8cc0c7525bc98d.jpg
dedmiston 01/11/21 11:14am General RVing Issues
RE: What is the most efficient way to bypass Chicago?

I fixed the hella long URL above with the Link tool so it wouldn't break the page.
dedmiston 01/10/21 02:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: What do you do?

9 responses so far. 6 mention drinking. I think I see a pattern. :) I didn't mention it, but I assumed it was implied.
dedmiston 01/10/21 09:05am General RVing Issues
RE: What do you do?

It depends on the age of the crowd. We fuss with the fire. We play music if nobody is around. We watch the dogs explore and bring us things to play fetch (again, if nobody is around). If there are kids around, we tell them about "The Talking Stick" and explain that whoever has it gets to run the conversation. And then we teach them about progressive stories where one person starts the tale, and then you pass to the next person who picks up where the last left off and continues the epic tale. Kids love it. If there aren't any kids, we tell grownup stories about previous camps and previous rides. If it's just my wife and i, we stay quiet and admire the dogs chasing through the desert night. Sometimes we quietly play podcasts. The fire is a living thing, and it's never the same twice.
dedmiston 01/09/21 09:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is 70 to old to travel with a RV

Nice troll thread, Supercharged.
dedmiston 01/09/21 03:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone rent out their camper?

This is such a weird topic to bicker over. I kind of finding it fascinating that folks buy something expensive for personal use then start trying to think of ways to make money on that item when they are not using it. So you’re saying concepts like VRBO and AirBnB are poor business models that can’t work? If you're going to edit the post, why not edit me out, 'cause I didn't say anything about VRBO or AirBnB.
dedmiston 01/08/21 05:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone rent out their camper?

This is such a weird topic to bicker over.Am I the only one who noticed that when posters quote other quotes quoting yet other quotes, that it is an indication the whole thread is spiraling down into a childish abyss? Too many people Dave Bingo. It's an excellent indicator that the thread is heading off the cliff.
dedmiston 01/08/21 02:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone rent out their camper?

This is such a weird topic to bicker over. I kind of finding it fascinating that folks buy something expensive for personal use then start trying to think of ways to make money on that item when they are not using it.. Sort of like buying a new car to use to commute to work and back home and then try to find someone willing to pay you to use it while you are at work or when you get home for the evening just to get a couple of Dollars back on the purchase :h Mean while they add miles to it, wear out tires, use up oil life and fuel and add extra risk of vehicle being stolen or damaged in the process of trying to retrieve a couple of bucks of "profit" :E .. Would I rent out my stuff? NOPE, I like knowing where my stuff is and the condition of my stuff is all the time.. I have learned well over time to not loan or lend my stuff if I want it to return to me in same condition as I lent it. Words... ...swarming right around my head... ...vanishing into a buzzing mist... ...until they're gone... I still think this is a bizarre topic to garner so much emotion.
dedmiston 01/08/21 01:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone rent out their camper?

This is such a weird topic to bicker over.
dedmiston 01/08/21 12:59pm General RVing Issues
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