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Old 05-21-2014, 09:03 PM   #29
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I know there are some hilarious stories (in hindsight) to many of these suggestions.

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Old 05-22-2014, 02:41 PM   #30
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Yes, there are. Leaving Chaco Canyon, NM this March, after five miles of bedrock road (not even gravel), I stopped at the start of pavement to check the damage. The fridge stuff all over the floor, the oven door half off, hinges bent, the exhaust hood hanging by the wires (some broken) and a few other minor deviations from normal. I spent an hour fixing things, but I can laugh about it now! It was also supposed to be a "spring" trip, but it was much more "winter". Heck - it was a great trip overall.

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Old 05-22-2014, 03:46 PM   #31
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We love Chaco. Definitely one of the best places to camp.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:17 PM   #32
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This was the first time we camped there. Our two previous visits were one day affairs, with stays in Best Westerns and such. Both access roads (northeast and south) were always bad, but the northeast road was especially bad this year, we were told. And, we had to leave before the opening of their summer stargazing program...
It is an awesome place and we hope to make it back again.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:07 PM   #33
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We have a 17ft Boler and will be going camping in it the first time. We learned the hard way, why you need a jack in the back. I've been trying to figure out how many jacks we need in total since we've never gone RVing. Why do you need some in the front-won't the tongue stabilize it? How many stabilizing jacks do you need-two or four?
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:37 PM   #34
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How many stabilizing jacks do you need-two or four?
Depends on how frisky you get. Two in the back, and one on the tongue, is standard.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:20 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by David Tilston View Post
Depends on how frisky you get. .

Fiberglassrv.com needs a like button! Cause that is funny!

Seriously, I have rarely and I mean rarely used my jacks. Been in this site 3 nights and I haven't used them. I am headed to the beach thrusday and will be there 7 days so will use them, because more people will be in and out. But really I hate putting them down and up. Mine aren't easy to get up!
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:31 AM   #36
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Alto? This is a brand of all molded towble I'm not familiar with.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:04 PM   #37
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No Donna. We began by looking for a fiberglass trailer, but in the end we went with another type of lightweight trailer. See Alto Travel trailers by Safari Condo . This group has been kind enough to let me continue as a participant, which I greatly appreciate. Apart from the fiberglass aspect, many of the small/lightweight trailer issues are similar.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:40 AM   #38
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If your dry camping. Fill the water tank before you set up at your site. Or carry a water jug. Get a water thief
for filling up. Comes in handy. I never used one until I sold my big rig and downsized to the FG.

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