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Old 12-09-2012, 01:13 PM   #29
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I have friends that were stranded in Montana for a full week, when one of the slides on their monster 5th wheel wouldn't retract. Between the repair bill to have someone drive 80 miles one way (had to make two round trips), the wife's plane fair back to Oregon so she could go back to work, the extra week of camping fees, etc. made me very glad I own a simple little all molded trailer!
Come on Donna, keeping your slide working is just another maintenance issue.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:09 PM   #30
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Come on Donna, keeping your slide working is just another maintenance issue.


Is that picture of the Trillium "with rear slide" for real?



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Old 12-09-2012, 03:37 PM   #31
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Like the bump out, Raz. Is photoshop the licensed distributor?

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Old 12-09-2012, 05:17 PM   #32
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In our 45 years together we have had 4 campers, we still have 3 of them, and 2 of them get used regularly, the third is ready to use but hasn't been in a few years. Would we like something different, maybe, do we need something different, probably not.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:41 PM   #33
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I haven't even had seven CARS...in my entire life!

I do wonder, though, if my poor consuming habits make me a bad American .

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:11 PM   #34
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Ive never seen that version of the tada! Ive seen the teardrop looking one and I was considering it except, no bathroom. I boondock at friends land and they have an outhouse... uh got stung on the nose by a wasp this year cause I happened to be the first person to use it this last spring. I figured I would be building another gypsy vardo and I swore the next one would be standup height and have a porta pottie in it. The shower will be nice to wash off the grime... and I will park further back then my friends cause I want a generator to power the ac if its ungodly hot... I usually had a 12 volt fan blowing down on me when I sleep but sometimes its just not enough.

I agree the aero dynamic shape makes it easier to tow.... the wind would ome over the roof of my rav4 and slam into the flat wall of my vardo and get hung up on the overhanged roof. I thought the next one the door would be on the back and put a "bay window" in to try to spread the drag lol. I think I just want a scamp and keep it simple.

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:37 PM   #35
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Wow, that does sound like a crazy poorly designed slideout. And no manual crank backup... that's inexcusable. No wonder you got rid of it.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:22 AM   #36
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Footnote to this post, make it "8 in five" as I'm on the 2 foot itis list for a new2014 Escape 21, it will have features I did not have in my Escape 19 as well as features I had but did not use in my Escape 19'. Updates to follow.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:09 PM   #37
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Your best bet for running an air conditioner with small portable generator is to get a pair of Honda 2000s and the parallel cable and extended runtime gas can set up. They can handle an air conditioner and something else working at the same time and when you are in cooler weather you leave one home and have a generator for electrical needs or a quick one or two hour battery top off during the least obnoxious time of day. The larger 3000 is great, don't get me wrong, but the paired set up seems to be a really good way to go without slipping a disc.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:34 PM   #38
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I have a Yamaha ef2400is and full of fuel its around 95lbs. I can carry it a short distance but it does get heavy. I know eventually I want a pickup truck and would look into a welded enclosure that could be bolted down and keep it in there.

The Yamaha easily runs my 5000 watt generator at less then a 25% load. I have run the microwave once at the same time and it did rev up for a few moments but backed right down. When traveling I store it in the doorwaywith the side of my galler to the left and the closet to the right it sits in their nicely... with just a few feet to move it to the tongue to chain it and hook it up.

Where do the rest of ya's keep the generator while traveling?
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If you guys wish to continue this generator thread, I can certainly start a new one under that subject if you like. Let me know, otherwise back to the subject of the thread.
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