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  1. There was a late model Sabre rear entertainment 5er at the last RV park we stayed at. The door side living room slide was the deepest at probably 30 to 36" and it had factory installed supports on the outside edge of the slide indicating that the slide frame/rails weren't strong enough to support the slide on its own. It was a nice looking rig, but I don't think I'd buy one based on that.
  2. This is about the most comprehensive guide I have found and used it for my Ram 3500. Hope you find it as useful as I did. http://www.trailerlife.com/trailer-towing-guides/
  3. With your Genny rated at 49 to 60 decibels, that's impressive! And I was impressed with my Cummins onan 5500 lp rated at 67.
  4. Apparently there IS a first time for everything πŸ˜€
  5. See you solved your own problem, and I'm sure it's appreciated by many. Are you sure you weren't hearing the furnace? I haven't heard of any full-timers complaining of something so minor...campers on the other hand, apparently it is possible. Try to keep your trails happy.
  6. Have you ever had any real world complaints about propane water heaters? My point is that the complaint is rather ludicrous and if one is that sensitive to sound, maybe the dispersed type camping I mentioned before is the better option for them.
  7. Or just run your water heater on electric unless you're boondocking. Why burn your propane when you can use electricity you've already paid for? If you can hear a water heater in the site next to you cycling on gas you need to get a better tent, or ear plugs because I've never heard such a thing from my 5th wheel. Furnaces, maybe but not water heaters.
  8. It was an NFS cg that had a loop that was mixed elect and dry sites, putting both users right next to each otherπŸ€”
  9. All comes down to personal preference which is why I ultimately suggested going with a rental. If I were to do it again as I am one of those thousands of people who rented from CA and relaying my experience, I would try to get a diesel and is the reason why I bought a diesel truck to tow my 5er. That's my preference and it's personal just as yours is. Happy trails Kirk
  10. Trade-offs all the way around just be aware that to my knowledge major rental chains like Cruise America only offer gassers. If you plan on pulling any grades, a diesel is better especially with a lot of weight. We rented a 19 foot class c gasser from CA for a trip to Yellowstone. Two people, two dogs and it was a snail in the hills. You can buy a used diesel but you never know what problems you are inheriting. So, if speed is not a problem and you don't mind crawling up grades, I would probably opt for renting from a nation-wide chain, you will have the support to cover any issues in case you need it.
  11. Some people seem to just have to find any reason to complain. I've read google reviews of our favorite RV park complaining it was too quiet....go figure.πŸ™„
  12. You haven't really "camped" until you stay in a public, destination "recreation" (water, sand etc) sports park on a holiday weekend πŸ˜† I myself try to avoid such places. We prefer mom and pop owned RV parks where they have a good handle on controlling the weekend hero type partiers.
  13. We have mainly used gasbuddy, rvparky and parkadvisor. I will leave ratings and recommendations, mainly good for privately owned parks but don't for public cgs especially if they are hidden gems since I dont want digital popularity to contribute to its demise as a hidden gem.
  14. Agreed, for me, it all depends of the type of demographics of the cg I'm in. In some, I would ask myself and others I would just let the park office know.
  15. Being a good neighbor also entails minding your own business until laws or regulations are being violated and or you are in an actual (not preceived) position of being physically impacted. There seems to be an inherent prejudice against gensets. I've been to a cg where people were griping about a gennie running but nothing was said about noisy AC units running constantly even during quiet hours. People need to grow up, if they don't want what comes with being around others then they need to go to desolate dispersed campgrounds. You can hope that others are a courteous as you but don't expect it.
  16. And if it wasnt during quiet hours, you could be told firmly to leave their campsite. So then your recourse would be to let park officials take up the issue.
  17. That route takes you over Lizard Head pass which is a route that bigger rigs often take in order to avoid Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes, when travelling north from Durango. You shouldn't have any problem at all, as said above watch your descent speed and enjoy the scenery. If you have the time, there are some cool little towns like Dolores and Rico you can stop in to break up the drive.
  18. Have you done research and decided upon what brand, model, floorplan, price range you are looking for? If not, I would suggest going to RV dealerships to get an idea what your preferences are and RV trader is a good source to see what is out there on the market. It is much more important to take your time and do a lot of research if you are planning on full-timing in it. That method worked for me and I lucked out and found exactly what I was looking for at a good price on RV trader, but not after several years of research.
  19. Welcome to the forum! Whether you are looking to rent out your personal rig or in the market to rent someone elses, it looks like you can do both on rvshare. I don't have any personal experience using them and can't help you there, sorry about that. I ran across it doing a search to answer a question for someone who was unsure what type or size 5th wheel would be best for them. It does look like it might be helpful in your situation. Good luck! https://rvshare.com I did find one review of the service that is just a year old and noticed the 4.1 stars but didn't read the whole review. https://thervnomad.com/rvshare-review/
  20. Welcome to the forum! I am a fairly new member myself but have frequented the site for some time and can tell you there is a great group here with a lot of useful information. If you have the time I would suggest renting and found that there are 5th wheel rentals out there. A quick search revealed a pretty good variety of makes , models styles, lengths etc. Here's what I came up with for California in general; https://rvshare.com/rv-rental?location=California%2C USA&lat=36.778261&lng=-119.4179324&rv_class=Fifth Wheel *edit* After using the website a little more, you can type your city in the search bar to get more localized results for your area. You will also get different results from the link above. This is actually an exciting part in making your decision what will work for you, enjoy!
  21. On the lighter side, I didn't know my plain ole winegard tv antenna pulls double duty for weather also!
  22. Well that kind of blows my sense of security thinking I had a Faraday cage around me.😬
  23. At this time we are fully committed to full timing. That might (albeit unlikely) change before we get there. Other options are renting/selling furnished which is becoming popular in my locale.
  24. Congrats on the new adventure! We are officially 4 years to the day from retiring/full timing. One aspect of it we need to figure out is what to do with the house and have considered renting it or just selling, depending on how the market will be at the time. Also something to be careful with is towing behind your 5er. Some Montana's just have a class 1 or 2 receiver hitch that I'm sure aren't rated to handle the tongue weight of a trailer stout enough for a golf cart. Others that have a class 3 hitch will probably work but you need to be careful with weight capacites etc.(another rabbit hole in itself). From what I understand, it is not recommend to put a hitch on a Montana that doesnt have a factory installed receiver already on it. Speaking from experience here as our original plan was to tow a Toyota Tacoma behind the 5er, but have learned that isn't a safe option. At least we have time to figure it out. Looking forward to hearing how things work out for you!
  25. Interesting how things change by region. Here in CO, a local state cg charges almost $50/night for full (50A, water, sewer) service and $45/night for elect only, including a $8/vehicle/day fee. While smaller RV parks average $37/night for full service.
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