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  1. Anyone else using Verizon Unlimited and liking it? Yeah it's not truly unlimited in every way, but it still is a home internet replacement for me without issue. I made this video in my apartment, but I am weekender currently when it comes to RVing, and am out every weekend primarily at the same campground, but out to different parts of the country around me regularly.
  2. Last week I saw the question asked on a Facebook group, “ How long does it take to pack up camp and leave?” I decided to film and time my tear down as I had to move anyway and these are my results. Some video got corrupted so I could not make the video I was hoping for so no need to watch the entire thing but if you do Thankyou!
  3. Here is a quick tip for winterizing that RV fridge if you have the same handles I do https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ-1YfREYj4
  4. Temperatures are getting chilly overnight, I have a tip for those of us without heat pumps. This allows me to use electric heat and or catalytic heaters that sip propane to warm the entire coach.
  5. I recently installed two Battle Born lithium batteries and an Ames 2000 watt inverter charger into my travel trailer. Here is how it looks all finished up minus the parallel cables for the two batteries, Here is my real world usage for those batteries anybody else using these batteries, I am a big fan. I will no longer carry a generator 2-4 day boondocking trips.
  6. RV shower head

    Recently I saw the question posted on facebook, "Can I install a household shower head in an RV" The answer of course is yes. they both use standard pipe fittings as well as the faucets in the kitchen and bathroom. I decided to get a shower head that is not labeled for RV use and see what happens. I was completely underwhelmed, it was just like I had put the factory shower head back on. So now I'm back in the comfort of my oxygenics. Check it out if you have some time!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXr6jFOMVVk
  7. The DW and I are going to be starting our fulltime lifestyle here in a couple weeks. We are having and estate sate and putting the house up for sale on Sept 21. That is the day we are moving into our TT. We have been dreaming about the fulltime lifestyle but due to some things outside of our control we have the chance to do it now. We currently live in Western New York and plan on staying around here for as long as we can for doctors appointments and such. My question is we have a Jayco 245RLSW that we are starting out in and I am worried about freezing our water lines. If we keep the heat going in the trailer how long can we stay. I am thinking that temps overnight might drop into the high 20's but in the 50's during the day. Any help you guys with more experience have would be greatly appreciated
  8. Hi everyone, After months of deliberating, we have finally settled on our next long-term rig. (We're in a "starter" rig right now that is not suited to full-time use). For a long time we have had our eyes on a toy hauler and a HDT truck to tow it. However, for various reasons, logistical and financial, we've elected to forego the toy hauler and get a large travel trailer. The rig we have our eye on is 37' 4" long and has a GVWR of 10,995 lbs. While I generally understand all the concepts behind the different weight ratings like GVWR, CVWR, curb weight, etc., I just don't feel completely competent in choosing the right tow vehicle. Keep in mind that I was previously considering a HDT, which means I do not want to "skimp" and get a tow vehicle that is barely adequate. I'd like to have some nice wiggle room, if we can afford it. We'll definitely need to buy used, but we're interested in a diesel with a crew cab. We'll be carrying quite a bit of gear in the bed of the truck (don't really have a weight estimate on how much right now). My rudimentary research (and observations from real-life) seem to indicate that a F-250 or similar truck with a 6.7 L will handle our needs - but is that cutting it too close for comfort? Open to suggestions... And I have a few specific questions: 1) Any reason to avoid getting a DRW truck to pair with a travel trailer, other than added cost and tire maintenance? I'm leaning toward DRW if we can find a good deal - just for the additional peace of mind in stability and cargo capacity. 2) What about a crew cab + long (8 ft) bed configuration? Will having a longer truck like that be something i regret when it comes to maneuverability with the trailer? We could use the extra storage offered by the longer bed, but we can forego it if it makes a significant impact on maneuverability. 3) Gear ratios - what should I be looking for? Thanks for any advice!
  9. BRAND NEW

    My Hubby & I are both retired; we don't even have our rig yet. We own a 3/4 ton Diesel pick up. My husband has been an over-the-road driver in years past. We hope to be able to start with 90 days per year on the road and increase if we like it. So---we plan to purchase a travel trailer. we are looking at 1) 2003 --21 feet Komfort 2) 2006 Arctic Fox 3) 2004 Grand Surveyor-- What do you all think??
  10. Hi guys, we are new to RVing but are very enthusiastic. We are looking to buy our first RV and live in it full time. We heard people refer to it as “Full timing.” We’re hoping to get some tips from all the experienced folks out here and recommendations on selecting our first RV. At the moment, we don’t have a vehicle for the towing. To not be limited by the vehicle, we’re looking to decide on an RV and then buy the truck that best suit for towing it. After doing a research about the different options available, we came up with a list of features we need in an RV. RV requirements list: Budget $13,000 Travel trailer / Toy hauler Up to 30ft length Sleeps 2 minimum Queen bed Sitting area with a table Private sleeping area (area that can be close off) Ramp back door - preferable Kitchen i.e. refrigerator, range oven, microwave, sink etc Shower & toilet No expandable tent (hybrid) Awning 2 axles Any suggestions regarding make and models of RV based on those features and budget would be greatly appreciated!
  11. 2014 Coachmen Apex 22QBS Travel Trailer. We have it listed for $15,900. The camper is located in Colorado. This is Coachmen's 50th Anniversary Edition of the Apex 22QBS, Eco-Friendly & Green Certified travel trailer. A one owner unit that has provided enjoyable and reliable travel comfort over the last 3 summers. This trailer has been very well cared for - always stored for 6 months of the year in a heated warehouse. Four new tires installed in July 2016 as well as all of the wheel bearings re-packed. Exterior features include: hard-shell front with stone guard, power awning power tongue jack, Azdel composite walls, frameless dark tint windows, dual batteries & propane tanks, Pass through storage with slam latch doors, outside shower, black tank flush, roof mounted AC, 30 amp service, rubber roof with gutter rails. Interior features: vinyl flooring, queen bed with above/below storage and dual closets, hard valances with side curtains, night shades, free standing dining table, Upgraded Fantastic fan in bath, corner glass shower enclosure with skylight, medicine cabinet, foot pedal toilet, wardrobe storage, 3 burner range/oven with cover, microwave, double door refrigerator, dual sinks with cover, LED TV and Radio/outside speakers, antenna, Pull out sofa/bed, medium brown wood cabinetry -- all in very good condition! REASON FOR SELLING: We're hooked on Rving and ready to purchase a larger unit. Includes hitch stabilizer and sway control - add/adjust your ball hitch and you're ready to go. A custom, matching magazine rack and insulated covers for the entry door, vent fan and skylight are also included. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbXoJH9yBb0
  12. 2014 Coachmen Apex 22QBS Travel Trailer. We have it listed for $15,900. The camper is located in Colorado. This is Coachmen's 50th Anniversary Edition of the Apex 22QBS, Eco-Friendly & Green Certified travel trailer. A one owner unit that has provided enjoyable and reliable travel comfort over the last 3 summers. This trailer has been very well cared for - always stored for 6 months of the year in a heated warehouse. Four new tires installed in July 2016 as well as all of the wheel bearings re-packed. Exterior features include: hard-shell front with stone guard, power awning power tongue jack, Azdel composite walls, frameless dark tint windows, dual batteries & propane tanks, Pass through storage with slam latch doors, outside shower, black tank flush, roof mounted AC, 30 amp service, rubber roof with gutter rails. Interior features: vinyl flooring, queen bed with above/below storage and dual closets, hard valances with side curtains, night shades, free standing dining table, Upgraded Fantastic fan in bath, corner glass shower enclosure with skylight, medicine cabinet, foot pedal toilet, wardrobe storage, 3 burner range/oven with cover, microwave, double door refrigerator, dual sinks with cover, LED TV and Radio/outside speakers, antenna, Pull out sofa/bed, medium brown wood cabinetry -- all in very good condition! REASON FOR SELLING: We're hooked on Rving and ready to purchase a larger unit. Includes hitch stabilizer and sway control - add/adjust your ball hitch and you're ready to go. A custom, matching magazine rack and insulated covers for the entry door, vent fan and skylight are also included. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbXoJH9yBb0
  13. Howdy. I would like to start a topic for the smaller RVs - 25 foot and under. I know this is done in Aframes, Class B's and other mini RVs. These rigs do not give the space for storage, the larger holding tanks, etc. of the average RV "house" of many full time folks so I thought a place to share experiences and ideas might be nice. Hubby and I are hoping to be part of the mid-year 2017 grad class. We want small. The largest RV we've owned was a 24' Winnebago and never enjoyed driving that as much as towing our Aframe or driving our Class B. True, we were not full timing so small wasn't really an issue as most trips were a week or less. Our longest was a month following a state move. For awhile we were following the "Tiny House" movement but have no desire to haul a heavy structure around and what we want is mobility. We were looking for a short while at a KZ 19' toy hauler but the the storage is very little and a lot of it under the folding bench seats that serve as the bed as well as dining area. We were going to do this in our Class B which we've been restoring since 2009 but the work car broke down and we ended up buying a new (as in new) work car. So we now have a 4-wheel drive and have decided to add a trailer because we have a long warranty on the new car and because it'll be better for snow and mud issues. We are very limited in our choice of tow vehicles so good thing we like small. I am glad we are taking more time looking for our perfect trailer then we did looking for our perfect car. (We do love the Xterra though). Yes, I know the insulation is not there, these trailers are not "4 season" so we will likely be in Arizona during the winters, getting hookups as well. I'd love to hear from any of you doing the small RV or planning to. Christine / Colorado
  14. Super Clean, LIKE NEW 2015 Keystone Passport ULTRA LITE 3290BH Please contact us for additional photos and details. Recently purchased in 2016. One owner, no pets, no smoking. We have taken this on two overnight trips for a total of three nights. This RV is perfect for very large families. It has three slides offering maximum interior space. Like new, in excellent condition. Sleeping: Queen bed up front with large storage cabinets on the sides and above. HUGE rear bunkhouse with 2 upper bunks and below the bunks are four fold out couches. Rear living area can be separated with curtain. Whole back wall of the camper is storage cabinets and even has separate TV hookup. Living area has a large U shaped dinette folds down for a bed and a jackknife sofa that lays flat for another bed. Easily sleeps up to 10 people Details: Dry Weight: 6368 Carrying Capacity: 1632 Hitch: 825 Length: 36' 8" Height: 10' 11" Fresh Water: 30 Waste Water: 30 Gray Water: 30 6 Gal Gas/Electric Water Heater Interior/Exterior Features: CD/DVD player with radio and bluetooth HD flat panel TV Skylight in bathroom 3 burner stovetop and oven Microwave Double bowl sink with gooseneck faucet 6 cubic foot fridge and separate freezer Electric awning 2 propane tanks Air conditioner and vented heat So many features, can't list them all Extras Include: Brand new gas grill (still in box) that attaches on the outside back of camper with quick connect propane line. Black flush tank Exterior shower X-chock Equalizer weight distribution hitch ($600 value) Wheel chox Contact us for more photos and details. Start enjoying camping now with your family. $24,995
  15. Looking for advice from some folks with experience. My wife and I are preparing to go FT and I am struggling to decide between using our Excursion (7.3) and a TT or selling it to get a Crew Cab Truck and a 5th Wheel. Our situation: 4 young children (9, 5, 4, 2). Obviously the extra room in the Excursion would be a plus, but if we get a Crew Cab truck we could all fit...and my 9 year old would love riding in the front middle seat. The advantage of the Crew Cab would be the ability to pull a 5th wheel and feel more stable while driving and would give me the ability to tow a larger trailer for the living part. How much do you typically drive in a day? With the Excursion, while it will pull anything, I would have about 1000 lbs less towing capacity than a Crew Crab F350 (for example). So they real question is, would the trade off between more comfortably traveling between destination and having a larger "home" at our destination and having a (potentially) easier pulling rig be worth it? Thanks!!
  16. Beautiful Lance 1885 Travel Trailer for sale. My wife and I just bought a home in western North Carolina, and we are selling our beloved Lance, which is currently in central Colorado. Please Note: The Trailer will not be available until June 15, 2016 (when we return to Colorado). email us at gravesfineart@gmail.com. Great condition, one owner, non-smoking. New queen mattress. Free Tail Gator Satellite cube. Slide out. 4-Seasons certified with double pane windows. Deluxe anti-sway hitch available. Rainforest interior Floor length,Overall length, 23 ' 9 Width, 96 3/8 Height, 119 Interior height, 78 Gross dry weight, 3700# Hitch (dry), 260# GVWR, 5700# Tire size, ST205/75R14 Fresh tank, 45 gallons Grey tank, 40 gallons, Black tank 40 gallons, Refrigerator 6 cubic feet, Propane 2 - 5 Gallon tanks, Furnace 25,000 BTUs, Sleeps 4, Features: Aluminum wheels w/radial tires, Spare tire carrier, Outside BBQ connection, Diamond plate lower front rock guard, Laminated and bonded fiberglass exterior, LED running, tail and back up lights Electric (lighted) tongue jack, Roof vent/fan in bath, Fantastic roof vent/fan in bedroom, Skylight in galley, Swing out entry assist handle, Wash station, Electric 16 awning, Awning slide out cover, Electrical LED reading lights, HDTV antenna Pre-wired for park,sat dish, A/C Coleman 9 low pro A/C, Storage compartment lighting, Exterior LED awning party lights, 24 Jenson 12v TV, 750 w 12v to 110v DC invertor, 55 amp convertor, AM/FM/DVD/ipod stereo with external speakers and antenna, Double battery rack with manual shutoff, Exterior 110v patio outlet , One piece TPO roof, Ladder, Aluminum framed doors, walls and ceiling, , Block foam insulation throughout, Laminated/Insulated floor and roof, Upgraded refrigerator doors, Enclosed heated/insulated fresh water tank, DSI, Water pump with inline filter, Black tank flush, Ducted heat outlet, Medicine cabinet with mirror and light, Porcelain toilet (foot flush), Roll out storage drawers, 60 x 80 Queen mattress, Privacy curtain, Dual pane insulated windows.
  17. My wife and I are looking to sell our house in Avondale, AZ and move into our 34ft Starcraft autumn ridge travel trailer. We want to simplify, getting away from hoa's, house and yard maintainer and to basically get rid of all the crap we have gathered over the years. I work in the north valley near 101 and i17. We could use some help finding a park that doesn't cost an arm and a leg maybe 20-30m north of work. Also, we have an 18mo old so any advise there. Thoughts recommendations appreciated. I am documenting our journey which is a huge step for my wife. Check us out to find out a little more about who what when where why: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTw5oNurPyGXEHizIzwUCAg Would like some helpful feedback. We have experience rv'ing just not full timing. We do boondock for weeks at a time. Thanks! Kirk
  18. Hello, I’m going to jump into full-timing soon and hope to take advantage of this site’s collective wisdom to evaluate my plan. I have not owned an RV before, but have rented a class C and done lots of extended “luxury” tent camping. Here is some info about the planned usage. * Solo living - 6’3” man. Don’t plan on throwing any parties and rarely get visitors. May get a small to medium sized dog down the road. * Generally treat my stuff with care. * Plan to cook and spend most “home time” in a screen room. I like being outdoors as much as possible. * Will usually do dishes outside. * Don’t plan on spending time in sub-freezing weather. * Live a minimalist lifestyle. Have very little and try to keep it that way. * Will spend the majority of time in the South East US where it’s hot and humid but most campgrounds have electricity and water. Do plan to travel some to the rest of the US and maybe even Mexico and Canada. * Will probably move an average of once every two weeks. Probably averaging 60 miles or so each trip. * No idea how long I will do this for. ...could be one year ...could be 40 years. * Will use campground showers and bathrooms (or the outdoors) whenever possible. * Plan to spend most time in city, county, state and national parks. But will mix in some boon-docking and RV parks. Here are some of my wants in an RV: * spend as little as possible to meet my needs * have as low a total cost of ownership (TCO) as possible. * But I'm leaning towards buying new as I have an slight irrational fear about by used big-ticket items. * daily driver with average 20 MPG or better in mixed driving. It will get a lot of use. * 6+ cubic foot fridge. * walk around Queen or split singles beds. * interior standing room of 78” or better …including in the bathroom. * Prefer shower with glass door as opposed to shower curtain. * Vinyl upholstery and little to no carpet. —dust allergy * Low maintenance. Don’t want to spend time repairing things or taking it to the shop * air conditioner * Decent carrying capacity (just in case) * Decent inside and outside storage space * Overall decent floorplan, attractiveness, amenities, and manufacturer to help with possible eventual resale Here’s the plan: Purchase new (or used) 4X2 Ram 1500 Quad-cab Express with the V6 Pentastar and 3.55 gear ratio and tow package. Put a Leer camper cap on the back. Plugged the numbers into a towing calculator and it should be able to tow 7000 lbs with an extra 700 lbs of cargo in the truck. Fuelly.com shows people averaging 20 mpg in mixed usage. https://www.ramtrucks.com/assets/towing_guide/pdf/2016_ram_1500_towing_charts.pdf Purchase new (or used) Keystone Bullet Premier 19FBPR. 4,200 lbs dry and 2,200 lb carry capacity. It’s attractive and light weight with decent construction, floorplan, manufacturer, and components. It has good headroom, and a big fridge. http://www.keystonerv.com/premier/#/floorplans http://www.keystonerv.com/premier/#/features Questions: Does this seem like a reasonable plan? If not, what would you recommend?
  19. Gulstrean help

    Just bought a 2014 gulfstream Conquest ,Model # 218 MBG But unable to find specs on it. keeps coming up amerilite. On the trailer is has decals that say conquest LE except the front decal says conqnest(not a typo). On every TT that looks just like it says I have more holding tank capacity than the book that came with it. Have tried emailing Gulstream but no replies as of yet. Thanks
  20. 2011 Forest River Rockwood Ultralite Travel Trailer set up for dry camping. 2 solar panels, 2500 Watt inverter, 4 batteries, room for more batteries or a generator on the tongue or on the back bumper. 30' long, 1 slide that is the length of the living room, two new televisions - 19" in the bedroom, 32" in the living room, spare tire cover and bike rack in the rear. New power tongue jack. Tires are in great shape. AL-KO Ultrulube axles and hubs, CD/DVR with speakers throughout, microwave, 2 door fridge, vent covers, living room and bedroom door. NADA is $19k not including the solar equipment. Asking $14,500. I will throw in the towing package - weight distribution bars, sway bar, etc.
  21. One owner 16’ CampLite named “Bob Patrick” — seeking a good home. Why Bob Patrick? He was purchased on St. Patrick’s Day 2012, and partly financed by funds provided by one of the owners’ Dads, “Bob.” BP has provided weeks of joy in our family! Has all options available at the time we purchased this trailer (TV, A/C, tip-out bunk, bike-loading door and more). We added under-counter and in-cabinet lighting, multiple hooks to hang clothing and gear, etc. BP is a pre-Thor CampLite. We looked at some CampLites since the Thor acquisition and were concerned about some of the changes. Know what you are buying. We have had zero problems. Everything is just as Livin’ Lite promised — towable with a small SUV, multi-generational quality (you can’t wear out a CampLite), no wood/no mildew/no rot. Every time we enter BP, the aromas are fresh and clean. Try that after a couple of years in a less expensive trailer made with wood, carpet, and fiberglass! BP also has the classic angular nose, rather than the more bulbous front end. And we also appreciate BP’s bright, neutral interior colors (champagne-colored aluminum cabinetry). Why are we selling? We have enjoyed camping so much of the past three years, we are purchasing a Class A to spend more time doing what we love. This is your chance to purchase a rock-solid, absolutely wonderful all aluminum travel trailer — with a name! We have towed Bob Patrick with a 2001 Highlander, which has a 3,500 pound limit. No problems at highway speeds from Atlanta, GA, to Cleveland, OH, including the mountains of West Virginia in torrential rain! We are currently pulling BP with a 2013 4Runner, which has a 5,000 pound limit. But with a dry trailer weight of roughly 2,500 pounds, the Highlander handled BP nicely, proving Livin’ Lite’s claims that most standard SUVs will do just fine. The tip-out increases the space, airflow, and light inside the trailer, as well as providing a second bed. The primary bed (60” x 80” standard queen sheets) converts to a dinette. We also LOVE the extra “load-in” door at the rear of the trailer, allowing us to load gear into the trailer (bikes, large boxes, etc.), that we wouldn’t want to carry up the steps and through the normal entryway door. Available for $17,500. Happy to answer questions!
  22. I am planning to go full-time in the next two years and have been investigating ultra-light travel trailers. I've narrowed it down to two - Oliver Elite II or Keystone Bullet. I will be a solo traveler, so don't need a huge house on wheels. I thought I'd go lightweight because of the smaller size and the fact that I won't need a huge truck to tow it. I am wondering what the downsides are of the ultra-light, lightweight class of trailer. Will there be more sway? Will I get blown off the highway by every passing semi? Any and all advice (pro and con) will be most welcome.
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