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  1. RVing Forums

    1. Beginning RVing

      Getting started in the RV lifestyle.

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    2. General RV Information

      General discussion forum for RVers.

      20,573
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    3. Sharing the Fulltime Lifestyle

      Living fulltime in an RV.

      7,063
      posts
    4. Graduating to Fulltime

      New Fulltimer's Graduating Classes and support.

      24,348
      posts
    5. Technical Tips and Tricks

      Hints and how-to related discussions.

      15,576
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    6. Internet Access on the Road

      WiFi, Satellite, Cell Phone and other ways to get connected.

      6,462
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    7. Satellite TV and Radio on the Road

      Satellite TV and Radio questions and information.

      2,630
      posts
    8. RVing on a Budget

      For RVers on a budget.

      1,535
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    9. Working on the Road

      Employment and working while traveling.

      1,492
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    10. Volunteering Adventures

      Volunteer work discussion for RVers.

      720
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    11. Day's End

      Great places to park.

      1,278
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    12. Travel

      Places to travel and things to see.

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    13. Boondocking

      Free camping spots and boondocking tips.

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    14. RV Housekeeping

      Domestic issues, cleaning, cooking and related topics.

      1,042
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    15. RV Action Items

      Legislative issues, ordinances, and restrictions that directly affect the RV community

      1,246
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    16. Travel Logs

      Here's a place to post your travel experiences! (Posts only, No replies allowed!)

      50
      posts
    17. Escapees RV Club Events

      Info on Boot Camps, HOPs, Chapter/BOF rallies and other club events

      370
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    18. Road to Escapade

      Escapees Escapade events - info on who, what, where and how

      663
      posts
    19. RVing With Pets

      A place to chat with people who travel with friends who aren’t human.

      1,411
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    20. RVing Families

      For families that travel in an RV.

      131
      posts
  2. RV Types

    1. Class A

      For those with Class A motorhomes.

      2,791
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    2. Class B

      For all who RV in a Class B.

      199
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    3. Class C

      For those of you that travel in a Class C.

      300
      posts
    4. Fifth-Wheel

      This forum is for Fifth-Wheel RVers.

      5,046
      posts
    5. Travel Trailer

      Forum for those who explore in a Travel Trailer.

      652
      posts
    6. MDT

      Medium Duty Trucks (Class 4-6).

      1,542
      posts
    7. HDT

      Heavy Duty Trucks (Class 7/8).

      51,010
      posts
    8. Bus Conversions

      Build your own RV!

      466
      posts
  3. RV Marketplace

    1. RV Rig Exchanges

      Swap RVs with someone in a distant land.

      83
      posts
    2. RVs, Tows, and Toads for Sale

      Ads for RVs, Tow Vehicles and Toads. Private party vehicle ads only, please!

      3,244
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    3. RV Accessories for Sale

      Ads for RV related parts and gadgets. Private party ads only!

      966
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    4. RVs (And Accessories) Wanted

      Looking for a special rig or RV related item? Ask here.

      317
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    5. Workers Wanted

      Employers looking for a Camp Host or Camp Worker.

      166
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    6. RVers Looking for Work

      RVers looking for work camping or hosting positions.

      18
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    7. RV Sites/Lots/Memberships for Sale

      RV sites, lots, and campground memberships for sale or trade. Private parties only!

      869
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  4. Other Subjects

    1. RVillage

      Forum dedicated to the Escapees RV Club Group on RVillage. Come see where your fellow RVers are at http://www.rvillage.com/group/88/escapees-rv-club

      50
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    2. Computers and Software

      Computers, software, and computer-related subjects.

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    3. Amateur Radio

      HAM radio and related topics.

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    4. Activities and Hobbies

      Hobbies, Arts and Crafts, Genealogy and activities.

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    5. Veterans

      A place for Vets and Active Military to meet and talk.

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    6. Finances and Investing

      Money related discussions.

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    7. Health Issues and Medical Insurance

      Discussions of health issues, and health insurance issues

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    8. Recipes

      Share your favorite recipes!

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    9. Other Topics

      Discussions that don't fit into the other categories.

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  5. Site and Forum Operation

    1. About the Discussion Forums

      Questions and discussions about the operation of the forums.

      582
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    2. Bugs and Feature Requests

      Found a Bug? Have an suggestion for a new Feature? Let us know!

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    3. Test Posts

      Post your test topics and replies in here (no discussions, please)

      299
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    • Last night the the entry handle  broke on the coach door, so glad we have the truck cab doors and could still get in and out. Went to a local rv parts place to get a replacement and they had it marketed up 50% over the internet price. The replacement piece is suppose to be "improved". It is also a little different so I modified the strike plate to fit the guide pins. What a pita. It did the same thing about 6 years ago. To fix it you break out the outside handle and drill a bunch of holes to make a bigger hole so you can get the springs and latch deal out of the strike plate. Hope I don't have to do it again. Travel safe everyone. Jeff  
    • Walmart indeed, The original from the engineering days were stupidly expensive. Then I started building ETs, glasses doubled up as safety glasses, for drilling, pounding, grinding, painting, etc. This routine requires weekly session of toothpaste and tooth brush on the lenses to bring them back from opaque to transparent again. They last approximately a year which dovetails with the visit to optometrist and a new set of corrective lenses. And the cycle repeats itself. I know these look goofy and geeky because of their oversize nature, but they serve two functions very well. Great face shields particularly when grinding and painting and don't require much head moving (only eyeballs)  in all directions to get the corrected vision. Needless to say the expensive frames went bye-bye long time ago, Walmart is my hero, do you know you can find a passable quality frames in there starting at $18 bucks. And the bifocals and trifocals come to all shops from the same optical lens sweat shops anyway.
    • Jack, You know we might be regressing a bit back to the long-hair and bellbottom days a bit here where maybe ….”Less”is “More”…...sorta So in the 80's up at some of the well known Low-Speed Wind Tunnels the DOT and just about every truck builder started hogging a lot of tunnel time with some pretty cool concept Truck and Trailers and the numbers were VERY impressive over all…...of course the research led to the “Aero-Trucks” that we have today…..However the trailers while impressive in testing numbers never really have made it to market for several reasons. The truck AND trailer Aero-Tech is not really rocket science and really not that expensive to design and build for a RV application but I am not sure what the market would be for a 15 MPG AVERAGE HDT RV?? The test number that was most stunning as I recall was the vast DECREASE in cruise horse power required for the Aero-rig combo thereby gaining the impressive MPG increases. The basic concept was three parts, Aero-Tactor, Active-Faired-Hitch-To-Trailer and then a well faired trailer aft-body….. Could be a very impressive RV…...   Drive on…….(Low drag RV…..)
    • Randy, Don't be so quick to laud my skills.  Still looks like a volcano puked on my metal.  Oh well, practice makes perfect right?
    • I thought my weights were a bit off but, your numbers look a lot like mine loaded with the Mini on the deck.   9800#, 25000#, and 15000#.   I have no weight for the truck with Mini and no trailer.