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  • RV Travel
    RV Travel: It's a beautiful day in the Texas Hill Country. If you're in the Kerrville area, please join us for our RVtravel.com Meet Up, 1 to 4 p.m. Details: http://rvtravel.com/meetup
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    • RV Travel
      CruisingSeniors Plan to be there, ,but unfortunately going to be late. Hope that won't be a problem. Looking forward to seeing, hearing what Chuck has to say and visiting with everyone.
      • 14 minutes ago
  • RV Travel
    RV Travel: Today's RV Travel Newsletter is posted. Wow, it's pretty darn awesome. Hope you agree. Check it out.
    RV Travel Newsletter Issue 834 - RV Travel
  • BE&CI
    BE&CI: What are the best type tires to put in a 35 ft motorhome, considering normal driving, only occasionally on gravel road to get to campsite or boondocking location? Also would like to consider quality, durability, driving stability and comfort of ride. I ...  more
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    • BE&CI
      TriMoot Well I'm sure you will get a ton of recommendations, so i'll throw my 2 cents in as well. We purchased 6 Hercules H-901 14 Ply tires (14 ply's as I wanted as much carrying capacity as possible) for $265 each total!  We LOVE the tires.  They are ...  more
      • Mon at 2:37 PM
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    • BE&CI
      Iwannagocamping Rotation is usually determined by the mechanic. Other proper maintenance would be keeping them covered with the tire covers when in storage, or off season. We usually keep the weight of the vehicle to a minimum during non use also, by putting the stabiliz...  more
      • Mon at 8:20 PM
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    • BE&CI
      Jim & Sharon Ham To answer the question, we do NOT rotate tires on the motorhome like the car where rotation is based on mileage.  Our tires "age" out long before they "wear" out.  When purchasing new, we may pay the tire store a bit of extra labor to have old t...  more
      • Tue at 11:44 AM
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    • BE&CI
      BE&CI Thank you so much, we are learning from these replies to this post!
      • Tue at 4:46 PM
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    • BE&CI
      DB&GG Anyone out there uses the Firestone brand on there MH?
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  • RV Travel
    RV Travel: Our RV Daily Tips Newsletter is back after two years of hibernating like a bear! Lots of good stuff every Monday through Thursday. Check us out.
    RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 847 - RV Travel
  • Jimmy and Becky
    Jimmy and Becky: Looking for a place to park a night or two near Phoenix AZ. Wanting to attend an event at the arena downtown.
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    • Jimmy and Becky
      Marianne and Randy Three (value priced options):<br /> 1- Rovers Roost, SKP park,  at 3241 S Montgomery Rd, Casa Grande, ($5.00 for boondocking & hookups reasonable rates). Non-Escapee members welcome.<br /> 2- There's  BLM boondocking, approx 70 miles west of city center at ...  more
      • February 7
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    • Jimmy and Becky
      Azdaveretired If you don't mind dry camping, you can park at the Desert Diamond Casino in Glendale.  You can jump on the 101 to I10 to downtown in about 15 or 20 mins.  It will cost you nothing to stay and they allow you to stay up to 7 days.
      • February 7
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    • Jimmy and Becky
      Jimmy and Becky Thanks for the great tips. Trip planned for early May. Anyone heard of Apache Palms RVPark? 
      • February 7
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    • Jimmy and Becky
      Ray Zimmermann Yes, I've stayed in Apache Palms and it is a nice park, not real fancy  and not a fancy neighborhood, but we felt safe there.  You can't beat the location in Tempe.  The light rail station is across the street and is an easy way to get down...  more
      • February 12
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    • Jimmy and Becky
      xctraveler We have stayed there when we needed to fly out for a weekend. Light rail to airport from the curb out front couldn't be beat. Nice people, small park and spaces are tight. Not a problem to us as we do not spend a lot of time in the park.
      • February 12
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  • RV Travel
    RV Travel: Be sure to check out our RVtravel.com Meet Up on Feb. 25, 2018 from 1 to 4:30 pm in Ingram, Texas. Hope to see Ya'll!
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    • RV Travel
      Curtis Here's the link: https://www.rvillage.com/get-together/2142
      • February 7
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    • RV Travel
      Jim and Darlene Wright I sure wish I could make the gathering, but we are volunteering in New Mexico. Keep having them and sooner or later, we will make it to one.
      • February 12
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    • RV Travel
      RV Travel Jim and Darlene, when we stay in a place long enough to put something together, we will definitely have more meet ups. Enjoy NM. What a beautiful state. Love the skies!
      • February 12
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  • 2inaChinook
    2inaChinook: Our Windows are starting to fog in the RV. Has anyone had experience with Fog Dr in Arkansas?
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    • 2inaChinook
      RV Travel We don't have any experience with this company, but I do know that LazyDays in Florida has a special department dedicated to fogging window issues/repair.
      • February 5
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    • 2inaChinook
      Tom & Carol Horner We have had a window repaired there by shipping it to them and them shipping it back.  5 stars.
      Also in Hudson, FL is Suncoast Designers.  Friends were there last month for the third time and they give them 5 stars also.
      • February 5
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    • 2inaChinook
      TwinkleToes I have had windows in my last two Motorhomes repaired at RVFogDR in Searcy.  We took advantage of their hookups and stayed overnight.  They did a good job and the windows remained clear.  When we had it done, they were about $200 per window.
      • February 5
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    • 2inaChinook
      2inaChinook Thanks so much your comments have been helpful
      • February 7
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  • ekdman
    ekdman: Since there are times it's a nightmare to backup a travel trailer into a tight spot, I am considering of getting a trailer dolly. Does anyone use a dolly and share your experience with them?
    • ekdman
      SouthParkSteve Following this--my driveway is a nightmare, as the road in front of my house is a narrow dirt road, and the culvert to get into the driveway is narrow as well.  I have thought of something like this to help me park it at home.<br /> <br /> Would love to hear fr...  more
      • February 3
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    • ekdman
      Irvin & Nancy just outside of normal Not sure if it would work for you but, there are made hitches for the front of some trucks. The most common use for them are to use at a boat ramp for launching . Hooking the trailer to the front allows better visability for placing trailer. Then some lig...  more
      • February 4
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    • ekdman
      Matt & Mary I used to use a hitch dolly on my 2.5 ton boat/trailer all the time, but it better be flat and smooth.
      • February 4
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  • cstoltz
    cstoltz: Is it required to have lights on the back of a vehicle that is being towed on a car dolly if the car dolly has lights (break, tail lights, and turn signals)?
    • cstoltz
      k4kev Are you sure he understood you were using a tow dolly? According to the following, that's not the case with a dolly unless the vehicle being towed hides the towing lights
      https://legalbeagle.com/7205794-illinois-tow-dolly-laws.html
      • February 16
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    • cstoltz
      cstoltz Yes. The link you shared was for Illinois. I was referencing Ohio law. Each state is different so I am going to error on the side of buying lights for my vehicle.
      • February 17
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    • cstoltz
      k4kev Understood. I think it's overkill but you have to do what you feel is right for you. I've traveled Ohio with only dolly lights extensively with no problem. But the difference could also could be that my towing vehicle is plated for Georgia, not Ohio.
      • February 17
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    • cstoltz
      k4kev And for others reading this thread, I just found another interesting site that states the towing laws of the state your vehicle is plated and registered in follow you interstate. https://itstillruns.com/tow-dollies-legal-use-highways-7688341.html
      • February 17
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    • cstoltz
      cstoltz Thanks for the article. For those who live in Ohio the dolly does not have to have a license plate, lights are required at the end of the towed vehicle, and the towed vehicle must be licensed.
      • February 17
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  • Deb and Ron
    Deb and Ron: I’m a newbie. Should I have tires balanced on my new travel trailer? If not , why.
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    • Deb and Ron
      Steve & Diane Be sure to get the trailer tires aligned so they track true (less wear / last longer).
      • January 25
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    • Deb and Ron
      Seann balancing means less wear and tear on the rig and things don't loosen up nearly as much remember your towing a house down the highway
      • January 25
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    • Deb and Ron
      Seabreeze Last Summer after 2 blow-outs I replaced all 5. The tire dealer said"It's only a trailer why would you balance them?" It cost $13.00 each he said. My philosophy is they will run truer, cooler and last longer. I even balanced the spare. If they aren't go f...  more
      • January 27
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    • Deb and Ron
      Eric and Kathy We bought a new trailer 4 years ago.  While extremely important to balance the wheels, I would assume they are factory balanced if the trailer is new.  We didn't have more than about 4 or 5 thousand miles on them when I noticed pretty apparent w...  more
      • February 7
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    • Deb and Ron
      Seann The factory almost never balances the tires because it's an extra cost they don't want to pay and since you're not riding in a trailer nobody knows but your trailer knows
      • Mon at 3:01 PM
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