May 1, 2019
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RV pros and cons: Toy haulers
If your outdoor adventures include dirt biking, 4-wheeling, or snowmobiling, then you know what toy haulers are. Toy haulers come in both travel trailer and fifth wheel models and are equipped with a cargo garage for all your fun outdoor toys. A ramp leads to a garage that varies in length, and most include floor-mounted D-rings for easily securing your items. Toy haulers are usually between 20′-40’ (or more) in length and can sleep anywhere from 2–10 people! Depending on size and amenities, you can find toy haulers that range in price from $15,000–$40,000.
• The cargo space puts extreme adventure right at your fingertips
• Loads of durable storage space
• The rear cargo space is versatile and can be used for hobbies or even side jobs
• You give up living space for cargo-carrying capabilities
• Most toy haulers are big and heavy, making them a pain at the pump
• In some models, the living and cargo areas are one, so you may be inhaling fumes while you eat or sleep
From Lakeshore RV Center Blog.
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You’ve heard of collapsible food storage containers
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MORE QUICK TIPS
Got a plumbing leak?
The first clue that you may have an RV plumbing leak is your 12-volt DC water pump. With all the RV faucets shut off, if the RV water pump continues to cycle every couple minutes, then the pressure is bleeding off somewhere – which, in turn, makes the pump turn on and rebuild water pressure. Also, when you walk around the outside of your RV, do you spot water puddles where there should be none? (This is much easier to detect if your RV is parked on a hard surface such as blacktop or concrete.) — From RV Roadtrips, a Fun Times Guide.
Never tire of tire inflation
Always check and add air to the tires when they are cold, before traveling. When tires get hot the air expands and you get a higher-pressure reading. If you let some air out they will be underinflated when they are cold. Do you check your tire pressure before starting your trip?
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WEBSITE OF THE DAY
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LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
When Farmer Jones got out of his car to meet his friend, he noticed a pig with a wooden leg. He asked, “Fred, how’d that pig get him a wooden leg?” “Well, Michael, that’s a mighty special pig! A while back a wild boar attacked me while I was walking in the woods. That pig there came a runnin’, went after that boar and chased him away. Saved my life!”
“And the boar tore up his leg?”
“No, he was fine after that. But a bit later we had that fire. Started in the shed up against the barn. Well, that ole pig started squealin’ like he was stuck, woke us up, and ‘fore we got out here, the darn thing had herded the other animals out of the barn and saved ’em all!”
“So that’s when he hurt his leg, huh, Fred?”
“No, Michael. He was a might winded, though. When my tractor hit a rock and rolled down the hill into the pond I was knocked clean out. When I came to, that pig had dove into the pond and dragged me out ‘fore I drowned. Sure did save my life.”
“And that was when he hurt his leg?”
“Oh no, he was fine. Cleaned him up, too.”
Frustrated, Farmer Jones said, “OK, Fred. So just tell me. How did he get the wooden leg?”
“Well,” the farmer tells him. “A special pig like that, you don’t want to eat all at once!”
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What am I missing here? Toy haulers also come in the motorized Classes, Super C, Class C (gassers). They are not in the price point this article talked about but they exist, so why ignore them.
Where has the sense of humor gone?
I thought the joke was funny. Lighten up people.
Everyone should know that nobody would eat a pig a little at a time. That’s what makes it a joke not a serious proposition.
That joke is an old one. But dang, it is a really good one.
If jokes and polls make someone unsubscribe…NOW THAT’S FUNNY!! Keep doin’ what you’re doin’, Chuck! I guess I’m one of your freaky friends…hubby can’t stop laughing at the uproar this has caused. And for him to laugh is worth the subscription!!!!
Tire inflation…. this has me a bit confused. My 6 tires are supposed to be 80psi when cold.
So, if I check the pressure when the tires are cold (like in the morning) and they’re in the low 70’s psi, do I make a note what each tire says, then drive to the nearest tire place and inflate each one by the difference to equal 80psi, even if they’re hot at that point and will naturally read much higher (perhaps showing around 80psi or more since they’re hot)?
I don’t have my own tire inflator, so can’t add air to my cold tires.
Can someone please explain this?
As the sun goes down everyday and the outside air cools, so does the air in your tires.
You should always check the air in your tires before setting out on a long trip. However, if you have properly inflated your tires to the recommended Cold Pressure of 80 PSI, then you are good.
If this is a major concern, then you might want to invest in a TPMS (Tire Pressure Measuring System) Sensors placed on your tires Valve Stems, help to monitor your tires while you are driving. Keeping track of TIRE PSI and Tire Temp., Plus several other features.
Your tires can be off by Plus or Minus 3 PSI and Not be a problem.
On what basis is your tire inflation recommended? It should be on the actual weight of your vehicle at each wheel. When I had that done, my required inflation was different than the one shown on the door plaque. I increased that pressure by five pounds. Then, when I measure my tires in the morning, If they are in that five pound range, I don’t worry about them. If one or more is low, I go to the nearest gas station that has a good air chuck (not all do) and increase whatever pressure is in the affected tire by the amount it was short. If a tire is above my “standard” pressure I bleed it appropriately.
1) YOU SAY “6 TIRES AT 80-PSI” Makes me suspect you are going by SIDEWALL label vs door jamb label or weights; 2) further I RECOMMEND that you get a dual 12vdc/120vac compressor so that you remove your concerns.
Boy, people need to lighten up about the joke! It was funny the first 1200 times I heard it, and today. Don’t let P.C. ruin your life.
Chuck, Your second “survey” today, Joke of the Day, evidently shows that the majority of your Joke readers were born and raised in the city as opposed to the country; and have never lived among, raised, cared for, or slaughtered animals for food. Even though an old joke, it is funny in its absurdity. This also lets you know the dangers of this electronic world, as were this a paper magazine, few would have written letters to the editor complaining about the joke – too easy to complain today before cooling down. The swift judgement and intolerance makes it harder to want to meet, sit down and start a conversation with a stranger – thus, we will all remain strangers. Sad.
Must agree . . . the pig joke bombed. Also, I don’t see the point of the birthday poll. If the year was divided into three-month quarters, one would expect the percentage to be about 25% for each season. I must be missing something.
Chuck fear not those who didn’t think the joke funny. I didn’t particularly either. I propose those who didn’t like the joke like me will enjoy their pork chops tonight as well.
On to the chair. We bought La Fumas years ago. and dollar for dollar, I don’t think anything there’s anything come out previous or will in the future that can beat them, in any category, and bonus they’re still like the day we bought them. For us when we buy something it isn’t about short term joy its in how things last. And those products are getting tougher to find each day. Best to you. Appreciate the service.
Alvin, the La Fumas chairs are very nice recliners. The Strongback chairs offer unequaled lumbar support that I find more relaxing and better for my back and posture.
Hi Robbie. I’ve no doubt those Strongbacks are great chairs. The question is will they be great ten years from now? Given the use we’ve put those La Fumas through. I doubt this very much. We’ve tied some very expensive pads in our motorhomes like those on the Strongback, and not one of them lasted the distance.
Joke is horrible. If you thought it was funny or that you thought anyone else would find humor in it you have a screw loose. It’s very spooky if you have friends that would find it funny. Better back up and take a look at your thinking! Reality check.
I thought it was funny when I heard it 20 years ago and think it’s funny today and when I’ve told it, others have laughed too.
Lighten up folks! It’s an old joke, and the absurdity of it, IS the joke!
Chuck, the joke of the day sucks – not funny a bit. My otherwise high opinion of you and RV Travel just took a hit down a notch. Substitute “pig” with “dog” and maybe you’ll understand.
Hmmm, your name doesn’t sound Asian, they are the only ones who eat dogs, I was eating ham (pig) this last weekend, loved it, and he’s still got 3 legs. Lol
contest page still not working
I think the price range for Toy Haulers in your lead article today is very much on the low side. The article says they’ll range from $15,000 to $40,000. A friend of mine bought a 37-ft Fifth Wheel toy hauler about 3 – 4 years ago. It listed for $79,000. He bought it during the following model year at a deeply discounted price of about $ 55,000. It was far from being the most expensive toy hauler on the lot. I’m guessing that the writer of your source blog was using data from several years ago.
You can do better with “leave here with a laugh”, not funny.
I agree with Patti. Not a good one for todays laugh. I would keep the pig and not eat him.
yeah that was a terrible joke, not funny at all, shame on you, keep it up and I’ll unsubscribe as should others that don’t like that kind of humor. Who vets these jokes anyway?
Still not working at 7:30 AM CDT
I couldn’t enter the contest.
Can’t get the contest either same oops
You have a bad link for the contest. https://www.rvtravel.com/daily-tips-contest-895/ will return a 404 error.
meteorlogical seasons are:
Yes, today’s poll demonstrates basic probability…
If the seasons had been properly described, we’d expect 1/12 for each month, or 1/4 for each season — 25%. The two correct seasons are almost precisely that.
When shifted to 2/12 and 4/12, we expect probability to shift to 16% and 33% respectively. And again, that’s almost exactly what the poll reflects.
It’s almost like math still works, even when polls glitch…
But what does the calendar list. Sure are a lot of people who didn’t get any lov’n this last weekend. Y’all need to go back to bed and spend at least an hour together and settle down.