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  • Millicent
    Millicent:
    9 hours agoWent through Birmingham on I65 today. Still one of the roughest roads (through middle of town) EVER! A good route but you’ll be shook up plus trucks having trouble with steep grades.
    • Patte M and 7 others like this.
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      Brian & Terry 8 hours ago We traversed it Wed. and it was really a treat. (not)
    • Millicent
      BobKathy95 8 hours ago Have you tried I-10 thru Louisiana?  That will shake everything loose on your coach. And it goes on for what seems like hundreds of miles.
    • Millicent
      Brenna Lile 7 hours ago Is that the detour that goes through narrow downtown streets?  If so, we took it when we drove our new rig home from Florida at the end of August.  We’ve never owned a large motorcoach before.  It was pretty intimidating.  I was so sur...  more
    • Millicent
      Sedler's 7 hours ago Hard to imagine anything as rough as I 70 across Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. It literally shook the grill out of my 2016 Newmar Canyon Star.
    • Millicent
      Hank & Shirleen 6 hours ago There everywhere, there everywhere! Horrible Roads! We think many times the 2 lanes are slower and better then a lot of worn out interstates. 
  • Terri G
    Terri G:
    Fri at 9:39 AMHello and an urgent shout out to ANYONE in FLAGSTAFF Area! My friend Thurman has been stuck at the westside Walmart parking lot for a whole week waiting for parts for the fan clutch on his van. Today two bolts on his water pump broke as he prepared for th...  more
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    • Terri G
      Dennis & Lorece Hogeweide 5 hours ago Can't help myself I am in Canada but curious. Did you get any help for your friend
  • RVillage CONNECTor
    RVillage CONNECTor shared Curtis (RVillage Founder)'s link. Thu at 8:43 AMMark your calendar, grab some popcorn and bring your questions! There's going to be some exciting conversation for sure!
  • The Mountains
    The Mountains shared Beth Allen's post. Thu at 6:16 AMAny fifth wheel owners able to offer advice to Beth Allen?
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    • The Mountains
      Pete & Beaver Hester Thu at 6:59 AM We found ours on Craigslist. It was about 45 minutes from our home. There were not any pictures of it, just a description. Because it was a Newmar brand and we had heard so much about the quality of Newmar, we drove to see it. We had looked at so many t...  more
    • The Mountains
      Susan Thu at 7:15 AM The thing that I would recommend is to make sure that you have access to everything that you need when any slides are in for travel, especially to check slides are clear to move in or out. Things are always shifting when moving down the road. It’s also ni...  more
    • The Mountains
      TeeTee2 Thu at 8:19 AM Do some homework what you want Artic Fox has a site just comment to the Trailers and owner for saleon FB- Northwood Outdoors RV, ArticFox for sale by owner.
    • The Mountains
      Dooger Fri at 7:10 AM If possible have a service center check out the furnace, hot water, fridge before buying if buying private.
    • The Mountains
      Beth Allen Fri at 9:30 AM Thank  you everyone, you have given us many things to think about and look for.  I knew it was great idea to join this site, and you all have proved it in just a few weeks.


      Thank you all very much.  Hope to meet you on the road.
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      • The Mountains
        charles formby 7 hours ago Do you : plan to live in hot weather? Or cold weather? Any back up equipment? Or service equipment? Where are you going to live if rig breaks down n goes to the shop for a month? Where are you gona put your valuables? Just a few question? Just saying
  • Pete & Beaver Hester
    Pete & Beaver Hester :
    Wed at 5:40 PMWe’ve been on our mini farm RV lot for 2 months now and the little pot bellied pig finally got close enough for me to get a picture of him that you can actually see. His little legs run so fast keeping up with the cows and the donkey that every chance he...  more
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  • Curtis (RVillage Founder)
    Curtis (RVillage Founder) shared Andy* 's post. Wed at 5:08 PMAnybody have some info for these folks?
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    • Curtis (RVillage Founder)
      Suzan and Art Wed at 6:27 PM We pull a 5th wheel of approx the same size.  I don't know the route you are talking about but have found ourselves on some very steep, narrow, curvy roads.   If you cut your speed way down and downshift, you shouldn't need white knuckles on anything.
    • Curtis (RVillage Founder)
      XC2 Fri at 10:06 AM This will take you over Wolf Creek pass. This involves both ridiculous grades and white knuckle - and I'll add switchbacks. Wolf Creek pass is nearly 11,000 feet.
  • Steve & Marci
    Steve & Marci :
    Wed at 4:24 PMShout out to Max Ford in Harrisonville, MO. We had an air leak in the turbo system and they got us in and fixed and back on the road in a couple hours, and they didn't charge us an arm and a leg.
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    • Julia Betz and 18 others like this.
    • Steve & Marci
      LarandSus Wed at 4:44 PM It'd be really helpful if you'd write that up in the Marketplace so others can find your recommendation in a time of need.
    • Steve & Marci
      Patte M Wed at 5:25 PM Good to hear! There are great and reputable repair shops out there
    • Steve & Marci
      John Aye Fri at 10:08 AM Please post a review on rvservicereviews.com to help others who may have a problem
  • Barr
    Barr:
    Wed at 9:43 AMIn a week or two I am heading south via Niagra-on-the-Lake ON. I have found a Nature's Head compostable toilet distributor in Kidron OH (aprx half way between Cleveland and Columbus OH) but am having a hard time finding someplace to have my old toilet rem...  more
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    • Barr
      BobbieK Wed at 9:56 AM Have you asked the distributor for local recommendations? If you're purchasing it from Lehman's (love that place!) then they should be able to recommend someone. 
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      • Barr
        Barr Wed at 10:25 AM Thanks BobbieK  -- Lehman's had no suggestions and stipulated they could not install it in an RV. Nature's Head has no suggestions either although the gal I talked to said she would do some research and let me know in a couple of days if she comes up...  more
    • Barr
      Robbie & Alice Wed at 10:22 AM There isn't much to the install, shouldn't be too expensive.  We have had ours 3 months, and love it.  No smell, no water, no chemicals, and no washing out tanks with microbes or chemicals. Real nice system.  Perfect for boondocking!
    • Barr
      Barr Wed at 10:27 AM Hi Robbie & Alice. I travel alone and do not have anyone to help with either the removal of the old or the installation of the new. What did you do to rid yourself of the old toilet and black tank?
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      • Barr
        Leo Flott " the other one " Wed at 11:02 AM A friend had a compost toilet installed in airstream . Rigged their black tank to the gray for more capacity on gray.
      • Barr
        Robbie & Alice Wed at 11:58 AM Basically, the composting toilet sits alone.  Removing the existing toilet is just to remove two toilet bolts and plug the resulting hole with a drain plug (bought at any hardware store). You also need a power source for the fan, I just plug mine int...  more
    • Barr
      TheClearyClan Wed at 4:41 PM Many RV Parks have a repair guy that will and work in the campsite you are staying in, just ask in the office.


      Bob
    • Barr
      Barr Wed at 8:12 PM Thank you everyone for all this input and encouragement.
      You have assured me there is an answer. 
  • LarandSus
    LarandSus :
    October 13Has anyone driven US 72 from Memphis to I-65 in Alabama? If so, how are the roads? We'd be driving our 38' Class A.
    • Warren and Terry of NE PA and 1 other like this.
    • LarandSus
      Martydmac October 13 we've driven most of it and you should have no problem
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    • LarandSus
      DaJoLo Mon at 8:32 AM Driven it many times, fairly nice road, you should be fine even if you tow.
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    • LarandSus
      DebbieD Mon at 2:18 PM We have done this frequently. We have a 40 foot plus toad. The roads are fine.
    • LarandSus
      Ernie and Robin M Mon at 5:30 PM Have done little bit of it, easy driving. Not sure which way u plan on I65 but if going north consider turning off on the Natchez Trace Parkway, beautiful road if not in hurry. Done parts of 72 and the parkway in 42 MH with toad, no problems. Travel safe.
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      • LarandSus
        LarandSus Mon at 8:55 PM I'll be heading to Indy for a wedding while DH stays in Alabama with the RV. So, it'll be a direct drive up I-65 this time but thanks for that idea. I haven't been on the Natchez Trace in a long time.
  • StevenVickiRhodes
    StevenVickiRhodes:
    October 13We're on our 1st cross country trip in our 34' class A. Washington state to Washington D.C. (son works at the Pentagon). We'll be parking the rig in a secure location for about 2 weeks. What do we need to think about? We'll empty the frig/freezer and shut...  more
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    • Warren and Terry of NE PA and 1 other like this.
    • StevenVickiRhodes
      Lyle & Jan Huff October 13 For short term storage, we turn off all 12 volt draws, except the propane fridge, plug in a solar trickle charger  and check batteries every few day (12.0 volts means it's time to fire up the gen set and recharge).
    • StevenVickiRhodes
      DaJoLo Mon at 8:43 AM Just us, if we are going to park rig for more than a couple of days we drain and flush the tanks. No need full junk to sit in holding tanks, and after a few days the 'fresh' water isn't that 'fresh', You can refill at hundreds of places once you're back. ...  more