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Dry Creek

For the links to the (numerous) RV fires – they almost all seem to be older RV’s – with the exception of the first one. Even the one motor home where they label the video as “Late Model gas”, it’s really an early 2000’s model DP – with a fire in the generator.
Are older RV’s more prone to fires, or is it just the luck of the draw that older ones are on fire when people have the time to video?


About the Class C bed question …. we effectively have a two bedroom 40′ coach because one of us snores and the other passes gas. I’m not fessing up to which one is which, but sleeping together has not worked much many for years. Visitations are allowed, but snoring during visitations is not permitted. 🙂


Just a thought on some things. Some people work September to June. Some are laid off July and August and struggle to get back on their feet in September. And some people who are laid off during the summer are paying tuition bills to get their children thru school. Nice newsletter but with it comes a price. Putting food on the table and paying 1100 tuition bills for 9 months and praying you don’t end up with a cut off electric bill or this newsletter. Someday.


Seen on an actual Jeep that I keep bumping into from time to time:

Silly Boys Jeeps Are For Girls


Chuck, Our unit had an Rv Queen island bed in the back on a slide(nice setup) But we eventually found flaws with the 1″ step down from the slide the floor which caused issues with the underbed storage alignment. We did away with the entire thing. gave up our underbed storage to do this. our bedroom slide is 39″ x 66″. we found an armless loveseat that is 39″ x 66″ and paired it with a 39 X 75″ fold up bed frame from amazon. Then we custom ordered cushions for the loveseat 2 33″ x 33″ and a custom… Read more »

Portia Loper

King bed for us in our 27 foot Thor Four Winds!! Opted for TV and storage above cab rather than a bed. Fabulous!!!


Chuck, we had sold our 5th wheel with its queen bed with room to squeeze along each side of the bed. Before purchasing another, we rented a motorhome that had a back corner queen size bed which meant for those days we were climbing over each other in the middle of the night. Frequently broken sleep does not make for good rest. Our neighbors introduced us recently to a light weight tow-behind which works well behind our new little Nissan truck. The model we chose has a queen bed oriented to that we can each exit bed along our own… Read more »


Hi Chuck, we took three years to pick out our current camper and the bed configuration was the number one factor. We had a used pop up to start with and immediately got tired of climbing over each other during the night to use the facilities. We then changed the way we used the larger of the two bed pull outs turning our bed/air mattress to be “north south” instead of “east west” so we no longer needed to crawl over one another. By doing that we knew how the bed had to be in our next camper.


The idea of my wife or I log rolling over one another on an upper bunk is comedic, except that we nearly do that anyway in our “island bed” travel trailer due to absurdly tight clearances around the queen in the only non-slide room. The door is in the middle of the foot of the bed, but there’s about 12″ either side and 6″ between bed and door. My legs aren’t THAT thick, but I usually have to get up by doing a martial-arts kick-stand up and through the door into the livingroom in one motion.

Seann Fox

Chuck I really wish you would stop pushing the water bandit on the website and news pages there is a reason why a lot of campgrounds don’t have threaded faucets they have limited water supply and a big motorhome coming in and taking a hundred gallons or several big motorhomes coming in taking hundreds of gallons of water leaves the rest of the people with no water at all. the campground I host at has limited supply of water and it must be trucked in and people ignore the sign please do not fill your holding tanks taking all of… Read more »


If the water supply isn’t adequate, rent fewer sites. I’ll continue to expect water will be provided unless advertised in advance.

JC Travel Stories

There are certainly a few remote campgrounds where water has to be trucked to a supply tank, but those thread-less faucets are everywhere in government campgrounds. Probably, it has nothing to do with water supply, but with the government plumbing contract that was more profitable during installation. I don’t want to run other campers short on water, but if my 110 gallon tank needs some, its needs some. Maybe a sign should be posted explaining the problem and asking those of us with big tanks to be considerate. My experience is that knowing the situation, the RVers I travel with… Read more »


Hi Chuck, We’ve had a couple Class C’s and several trailers over the last 40+ years and toyed with going to an A a few times. The reason the C works so well for us is because it gives us two permanent sleeping areas. Since I snore, kick, and stay up later, I’m a pain to sleep with. The boss can have the bedroom since she goes to bed early and is often awake in the middle of the night. We can be at opposite ends of the coach during periods of insomnia and not bother the other one. We… Read more »

Robert Hoffman

Hi Chuck et al, First comment on the over-cab bed discussion. Our first RV was a 1984 Allegro Class A with .. guess what? … an over-cab bed. I think it was only used once .. when my daughter and her two sons visited. The grandsons got to sleep in the over-cab. The thing you didn’t mention in your article was the problems that arise is you sleep up there and sit up in bed. At least 3 or 4 times during the night, I heard “bonk” when one of them forgot where they were and sat up, banging their… Read more »

Paul B

Hi, Chuck. on the subject of Class C, we enjoyed the twin beds in our 27 foot for many years. It provided flexibility — we usually sent the kids to the upper deck in the front, but on certain occasions when guests were aboard, we took the upper deck. I really enjoy your newsletter every week!

Bill T.

Hi Chuck. With regards to your editorial about a Class C Motorhome, we chose a Class C with a queen size island bed right from the start. Couples don’t have to go to the additional size and expense of a Class A, to get a layout that mostly works for them. A little research goes a long way. People are not going to find 100% of everything they want, in their price and comfortable driving range, but choosing 1 or 2 key needs, such as an island bed, is pretty easy to do.