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  2. Except, the sample size is WAY to small to null out anything and make a more valid representation. There is far too much anecdotal evidence in forum posts throughout the years to state Escapees move frequently.
  3. DING, DING, DING, DING!!!!! Some people counted a move each time they left an RV park even if it was an overnight. Others counted a move from one long term stop to the next, even if it took 3 overnights in between to get there, they didn't count the overnights. Creating survey questions is as much an art as a science. It seems like a simple concept, but it is not. I am sure the OP did NOT want to count overnight stops. Why would anyone want that data point? It completely skews the results.
  4. Personally, I'd be more concerned with the "livability" of your choice rather than the "towability". As for which is better for full-timing, that is totally dependent on YOU and the layout YOU want.
  5. I had Blue Sky for a couple years and was very happy with them...until they drastically bumped my rate. I opted to shop locally with an independent agent and got great coverage at a great price. Moved all of my vehicle insurance to that agency.
  6. He must be referring to the Mobile Suites he posted about in other threads.
  7. Not really a fair analogy. RVs are very much luxury items for the vast majority of buyers. Cars and phones, not so much. The auto and phone buying segment of the population is also MUCH larger than the RV buying segment. I would not be surprised if people replace their cars and phones at a much higher rate than people replace their RVs, too. But, your point on quality is possibly true. Manufacturers have no incentive to improve quality when building junk is still getting them a profit and increased sales. Consumers are reluctant to pay more when many know there will be QC issues. Double-edged sword, perhaps?
  8. Meh, it's fine that you disagree, but how about some facts to prove an RV death spiral? Like Rich said, this death spiral has been ongoing for 30 years or so. Here are a few facts about the RV industry today; there was a 15% RV sales increase from 2015 to 2016. In 2016, over 430K RVs were shipped from US manufacturers. Those numbers come from an editorial in the May 2017 edition of "Trailer Life" magazine. The editorial also says the numbers correlate to "seven straight years of RV sales increases". If that is a "death spiral", I know of a LOT of industries that would love to have that kind of death spiral, too. Your dad's anecdotal observations are in line with many other people on this forum, including me. However, there appear to be so many uninitiated buyers accepting what they get, manufactures and dealers have little to no incentive to improve product quality or service. Yes, Evergreen and Forks are out of business. But, two marques are NOT an industry. If the RV industry is circling the drain, there is a big hair clog slowing everything down to a trickle.
  9. Yep, and considering 2017 looks like a "banner year" for RV sales, nothing is going to change any time soon.
  10. Not to mention it would likely get repaired a LOT faster as a DIY. The anger/resentment comes in by HAVING to DIY.
  11. If all else fails, you can always call Air Safe. The few times I have called they were helpful. They may have changed designs, but they still know how their products are supposed to work.
  12. "Trailer Life" magazine has a consumer help line that may get you results if your personal emails do not.
  13. Unless you've taken the hubs off this trailer before, I think you should remove no more than one side at a time. If you get into trouble on one wheel, it is a lot of "avoidable" work putting things back together. The drawback is you may have to go to the parts store a few times as you find parts that need replaced..
  14. Maybe you should consider workamping. It will give you a "purpose". It will also give you an avenue to meet people. If your daughter is willing, both of you could workamp, maybe make a little money, but at least get your site for free. And there are opportunities all over the country, as well as some year round jobs. If you want to give it a shot, find an area you think you'd like and offer to do it for 4 months, from before Memorial Day to after Labor Day. That is a manageable amount of time and the light will always be at the end of the tunnel.
  15. Interesting. How does a campground issue impact a gas station's services? Or is there a campground connected to the J?