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    under glow body lights

    A true benefit of using these ^ for when I say mild I mean that these lights are like night lights until motion is detected
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    Garmin GPS

    let's go shopping https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=garmin+rv+760+rv+gps+&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Agarmin+rv+760+rv+gps+
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    Costco vs Sams Club

    I wrestled with including that part in the quote for the reasons that you've mentioned. Even afterward considered an edit but then just let it fly. I get what he means but my word choice would have been many or some just to be accurate or less assumptive.
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    smart TV!!!

    Boatloads of teaching here, thanks fellas!
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    What Battery to Choose for Upgrade?

    It's only been about 6 weeks since your original post, but have you made a purchase?
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    Costco vs Sams Club

    This!!! And this too.
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    Are Lynx levelers a good solution?

    Using a 4'X6' barn stall mat cut to squares a tad larger than the Lynx Levelers to be placed down first to prevent any sinking of the levelers. Could also cut to size to provide one piece for each set of duals then apply Lynx Levelers on top. I prefer the smaller/lighter squares, easier to handle. To compare to wood, it's 3/4" thick hard rubber that will not break or become slick, is lighter per piece, and takes up less room when stored.
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    Future Full Timers - We think?

    Still shopping? Here's three more for your approval... https://www.granddesignrv.com/showroom/2019/travel-trailer/imagine-xls/floorplans/22rbe https://www.lancecamper.com/travel-trailers/2375/ http://northwoodmfg.com/travel-trailers/nash/nash-23d-2/ Happy Trails
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    Future Full Timers - We think?

    This could be a most excellent path to take. It's already been mentioned that folks usually don't get their RV choice correct with the first one and this is due to inexperience with RVs as well as changing needs and desires, but these needs and desires are only realized with experience. While using the RV you'll discover items that you'd like to change or want more of. It could be the seating arrangement and options, could be counter top space, could be cabinet storage, etc. These notions would not occur to you if it were not for the experience of using an RV. How would you know if a MORryde suspension upgrade is exactly what you need based on your camping style if you haven't discovered your camping style? This is what I was referring to when I mentioned inexperience. Many of us have been campers and/or backpackers using tents & pop up tent trailers, single axle trailers, small tandems, big tandems, and whatever else we could get our hands on to support our cause and help provide a good time, and through it all, each and every time, we were gaining the experience needed for us to make our next RV closer to what we actually and truly want. Essentially that's the process... Happy Trails!!!
  10. If you want a break from the reading, here is some watching. Found these when we did a youtube search for ourselves. AND So as the second video shows, and something that you may already know, you can take the car to the border & park just before crossing on foot. An earlier start to the day may keep you out of the long line to cross back north. With some luck you may be able to get your dental done before March 2 to free up your travel plans.
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    To TOAD or Scooter

    So would you have an update? Did you keep the Camry & use a dolly or did you get a scoot?
  12. In general, and especially in light of ^this^, the rules remind me of Home Owners Associations and how they're administered and perceived. An all or nothing approach is easier to enforce but may please fewer people, some will stay & some will not. We can hope that it's park by park & not across the country, this would be fair to those with preferences.
  13. Perhaps if the enclosed trailers were painted or wrapped to match the motorhome they wouldn't be considered blight. After all, one is the home & one is the garage, and having the appearance of belonging to each other could help when viewing the neighbors a scant few feet away.
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    RV for commercial use

    Some neat rigs in the search result for mobile barbershop
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    Are Lynx levelers a good solution?

    Rated for 40,000 pounds as per their website
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    How much difference does toad weight make?

    Could this be helpful? http://www.motorhome.com/download-dinghy-guides/
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    Crimp or sorder

    ^ Same here, but those leads are exposed to more abuse than the RV cable connection and it's just a few turns of an allen screw (though I have crimped ring connectors) for the connection vs the connection we strive for with RVs. Keeping the cable from movement at the connection is key. With the tight connection on the welder and the cable being wound up and stowed, there's quite a bit of movement at the cable end. I've read where soldering does a better job at keeping moisture out of the strands vs the heat shrink which is used to give it all a finished look.
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    TRAFFIC ALERT / Interstate 10, east of Houston

    ^ Absolutely ^ Thanks!
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    Homebuilt MH

    Sure must be fun driving from that pilot house way up there.
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    Information Gathering

    Yes, it is realistic. Add up your driving days (allow for stops) to reveal the time available for the places you'd like to visit. If nearing the end of your trip and getting pinched for time, perhaps drop off what destination(s) remain. In the end you may have precisely the amount of time that you need to enjoy the destinations that you have chosen. Or you may do what we have done near the end of road trips as we came to the end, haul ass back home
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    2017 Dynamex Rev 24RB

    My reference to 50% to 75% was regarding the truck's towing capacity. The towing cap can be found online at Ford, GM, or Dodge Ram websites. I have a Ford so am very familiar with how detailed and informative this site is, as well as a pdf I'll try to link here.. https://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/ford/general/pdf/towingguides/Ford_Linc_17RV&TTgde_r6_Nov8.pdf Some folks say that these numbers are optimistic and are achieved under ideal circumstances, but it's what we have to work with and staying under the printed towing capacities by 50% to 75% creates a nice safety margin for towing. As well as stopping, the braking power of a vehicle is not mentioned in tow capacity charts and we're left to assume that if a truck can pull it then it can stop it. Again, being well under the towing cap of a truck can only be beneficial here. Sorta parallels the phrase you may have heard, or will, "you can't have too much truck". As mentioned, all vehicles have a GVWR and it's wise to stay below that weight, as well as staying below the GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) of a specific tow vehicle, this is found in the owner's manual. The GVWR you'll find on a sticker on the door jamb of both truck and trailer as well as on the side of the trailer. The cargo capacity is what you can carry and stay under that number. Cargo capacity is very vehicle specific as it depends on how the vehicle is optioned as these items have weight.
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    5th wheel hitch vs gooseneck

    I've been looking at this option as well.
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    5th wheel hitch vs gooseneck

    Have a look at the Companion Hitch from B&W as well as their other offerings, some nice choices there.
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    Best Price on Honda EU2200i?

    I stopped in two Honda Motorcycle Dealerships and asked, both said they don't sell generators so call ahead before you go.
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    2017 Dynamex Rev 24RB

    This could make you very happy!!! As you search, look closely at the various weight ratings of trucks & trailers, and as a working number regarding a trailer use the GVWR to measure it up with a truck. Strive for 50% to 70% at most of a truck's towing capacity to make going, and stopping, within the various road grades that you'll encounter more pleasant, while helping to stay below the truck's GCVWR. With the cap on the 8' bed of the truck there is 154 cubic feet of storage to augment whatever the travel trailer may have so the truck's cargo capacity is quite relevant, knowing that the trailer tongue weight has a bearing here as well. Happy Hunting!