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Rvnotyet

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  1. Thanks, two batteries and a small generator may actually work, do you agree with me that with these little rvs even the size of your generator (or even having one) is something to think about? Still hoping to find one, even if I have to empty my pockets to make weight...
  2. Thanks! This does look very interesting. At the risk of being banned from this site, I do have to admit that I'm taken by the idea of finding a Toyota based class C, made only before about 1991(can you say OLD). Maybe the lack of power these have is the reason many of them did not have a generator, even that amount of extra weight may have been a real issue.
  3. So to combine these two great ideas, use the traction devices on the back, and airplane type tires on the front. Seriously, I wonder what type of tires you could get for the front that would float higher on the sand? This has given me hope that deflating your tires a lot may not be necessary-
  4. Does anyone know of something that can be put on the tires, sort of the way you put on tire chains, which gives them more traction? And what is Marsden Matting anyway?
  5. I think you won, according to the young people in my family, the RV toilet should flush at least that many times before stuff comes up into the shower. In fact they would probably get a kick out of that, so long as they didn't have to do the cleanup...
  6. It's probably asking too much, but I'm wondering if anyone makes a cassette toilet which can also work with your black water tank system (so you could do this either way depending on where you are going), thanks everyone for the great information. If anyone has recommendations on brands of toilets, casssette or other, that would be great, or do you need to stick with the make of toilet that the RV maker uses? TX-
  7. I hope I picked the right place for this, the local beach near my niece allows rv parking, but requires that you lower the tire pressure, I think to about 15lbs., before they let you on the beach. Is this safe for the tires, even for an overnight, in the sand? Is there anything that can be used for more traction/less beach disruption, besides letting out the air? Thanks-
  8. Hello Kirk, thanks, the grey water tank for this little Class C is 18 gallons, Black water is 9 and fresh water is 21.
  9. I never thought I could get this much information on this, and honestly never thought it would be so interesting (I may need to get out more), but seriously, this is very helpful, I', realizing that there are lots of ways to handle this, so it won't automatically limit the Class C I get. Please continue with this thread if you have any additional thoughts, tx..
  10. P.S., hello Kirk, I would really like to hear your reasons that you prefer a tank to a cassette, I think it would help me to figure all of this out-
  11. Thanks everyone, and please send any more thoughts on this, I thought it would be a complex issue, and I'm sure the down side of a problem here can be pretty bad. Showing my great ignorance, what is a vault toilet? Tx-
  12. I hope this doesn't sound like a weird question (even though I'm older I'm not preoccupied with bathroom things, really). I'm looking into a SMALL class C, a Toyota, with a 9 (that's right, 9) gallon black water tank. Is there any way to estimate how many actual flushes I can put into a 9 gallon tank? Thanks-
  13. I contacted my local social security office, they gave me deadlines, how to get a medicare card, and what my monthly amount would be. Medicare will be your primary insurance, any other insurance you already have will pick up (almost) anything Medicare doesen't cover. Best of luck...
  14. I never thought of this, in a parking lot I shouldn't have to worry about disturbing anybody with the generator, and I'd rather be in the RV than sitting in the laundromat-
  15. Thanks everyone for the great information. I'll look first for the RV which does what I want, and if it doesn't have a generator already I may (and may not) get one, either way I'll know what I'm getting into. This is a really helpful site-
  16. I've been looking for a Toyota Sunrader, and notice almost none of them have generators. Is one very important? How much should I allow for the cost of one in an RV I'm looking at? Is it easier to buy one and add it to an RV, or is a portable one a better idea? Any recommendations on a good portable? I just want to be able to run the AC or the microwave(for popcorn, of course). Sorry for all the questions, thanks!
  17. Thanks for the info. on boot camp and the videos, and try to learn as much as I can before the right class C gets away-
  18. Thanks again, I don't like to be a downer, but I agree that 100 times worse sounds right, what you can't see is probably a problem with just about anything. This makes me feel a little better about not following up on this re we recently looked at, my wife was so impressed by this rv that I felt terrible pointing out the wet seat cushion in the back. On repairs, I can do some minor work (I was once told by a farmer friend that I would be fine on a small farm where they didn't need nuthin). So the issue is to find a unit which has a clear history and no evidence of leaks. I'd welcome any pointers on how to conduct a search, and I'll save some money in the meantime. This really is a great forum...
  19. First, thanks for your help, you folks definitely know your way around. You're right, we haven't done any RVing since we had our 1967 Dodge Travco van camper conversion back in the 80s, we put an engine in it and a few days later left NY for Martha's Vineyard on our honeymoon (God does watch over children and fools, I guess we were a bit of both). We are looking for a class C, 22 ft or smaller, there are just the two of us, and I am paranoid about leaks/mold etc., since I have some asthma. I agree 100% that we should have a professional inspect whatever we look at, but how do you find a good inspector if a good one comes up thousands of miles from where you live? Is there some kind of list or review site, or association to check? There is a class C 4 hours drive from where we live, rubber roof, coated with some stuff they got at the hardware store, and it has had some restoration done to it that I'm a little concerned about, we saw it after a rain storm and it had some leaks, but it is SO CLOSE. Thanks again-
  20. First, so I don't start a topic which is already started (and make everyone crazy), how can I find out if a question is already covered, or should I look at each existing post and try to make the connection? For repair estimates, to try to figure out value for a class C so I can make a fair offer, is there a place I can get estimates for repairs for at least the big jobs, the roof, replacing the AC, all the window gaskets, etc.? I know prices may very, but that would give me an idea of what to figure into the price. Thanks...
  21. I didn't find a topic on this (sorry if I missed it, if so please let me know). I've heard that RV tires only last 5 years, even if they haven't reached their mileage limit. I've also heard that there are markings on the tires which will tell you their manufacture date. If 5 years is the tires' lifespan, is that from the date on the tires? Thanks-
  22. Thanks for this encouragemant, so if I find a fiberglass unit which seems right for us I would be okay if the finish seems smooth, and just keep wax on it? Anything else? Tx-
  23. Thanks everybody, although this site is a broader one than, say Toyota RVs, it's obvious that the information members have is also very broad and extensive which is much better than a narrow way of thinking about things. Sorry I didn't give more specifics, I've been looking at (dreaming of finding) a toyota oddessy americana or a lazy daze that I could afford, which means probably 20-30 years old. Any followup thoughts on this new information would be great, thanks for all the posts on this so far-
  24. A fiberglass exterior for a c class seems like a good idea, but is there an age limit to how long a fiberglass exterior lasts? 10, 20, 30 years? Thanks!
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