Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Comparing RVs



MsTioga, Twayler & Scampy

8:30am - Decisions, decisions....decisions!
Back in September of this year, we made our decision to be an RVer again. Then we came up to the decision:

What kind of RV should we buy?
  • With a MsTioga type RV, everywhere you go, a comfortable bed and a nice bathroom go with you. But, MsTioga got 7.5 miles per gallon. At today's gas price, that means $0.40 cents for each mile traveled! Go 100 miles and gone is $40 bucks for gasoline alone!

  • Twayler is a very nice RV also. More comfortable than MsTioga. Camping with Twayler would mean buying a tow vehicle. Probably a truck. Twayler with a 28 foot length and a Ford F-150 @ 20 feet long would mean a combined length of 48 feet. Wow!? We would likely never drive on a dirt forest road with this rig combo!

  • How about Scampy? We could tow Scampy with Honda FIT. Scampy @ 13.5 feet long and Honda FIT also at a 13.5 foot length = total driving length of 27 feet. Honda gets 21mpg when towing Scampy. Driving 100 miles costs only about $14 bucks. Scampy has a nice bathroom with a shower! Driving on a dirt forest road would be easy. Have to be careful about loose gravel/sand. Don't want to get stuck!
So, we chose Twayler as our Home Base and Scampy as our Camping RV! Whatta you think about that?

Scampy and Honda camped near Palm Springs





2pm - Propane job going bad

Did you ever try to do something, and find that stuff just went wrong? It's weird in my case. Because my experiences are ones of extremes:
  • EITHER, things go so well, that I am blown away!
  • OR, things all go bad. First one thing bad. Then another. I keep trying. Find a way to do something that would not work. Then run into another obstacle.
This afternoon, I was positive that there was sooooo little to do, that I had to finish in about an hour. No! I was wrong.

All that needed to be done was to put a 3/8 compression union onto each end of the the copper tubing bought from Home Depot. Then, attach both of these compression fittings to Scampy's existing copper tubing.

The compression fitting attached easily to the Home Depot 3/8 copper tubing. But would NOT attach to Scampy's 3/8 copper tubing! Scampy's tubing appeared
to have a slightly larger outside diameter!!!

It seems that there might be West Coast copper tubing AND another slightly larger OD copper tubing elsewhere in the country. WoW! Are you kidding me?!

PS: Tomorrow I'll phone some big plumbing supply houses and get the low down on copper tubing.


5pm - Another story!
When I attempted to Blog to you about the compression story above, I was NOT able to use iPhone's personal hotspot. The USB cable that attaches the Mac Air to the iPhone, magically transformed into a USB cable that is not made for Apple products.

I had purchased [4] of each kind of USB cable. [8] cables in all. Somehow, all of these cables are now NOT for Apple products.

Another one of those crazy things that happen to me. Who knows how? Who knows why?

Anyway, I went to Best Buy in Apple Valley and bought [2] Apple USB cables. Cost $36 bucks. But now I am again able to use iPhone's hot spot to Blog!



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15 comments:

  1. I think you made so very wise choices, you have the best of both worlds.

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    1. Thank you, OAT!

      This is a very good comment for me to read. 😎

      Tioga George

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    2. Apple products are kinda fussy, good luck.

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    3. I did not know that about Apple stuff.

      George

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    1. Thank you Cyndi! 😀

      Tioga George

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  3. I think you made a great decision!!! Scampy looks very happy! I can tell by the tone and frequency of your posts, that you are very happy, as well. AND, that makes me very happy, George!!!

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    1. Hi Kent,

      Thank you sooooo much!

      You are correct, I am very happy with my present life. What I am doing, my health....in fact, everything is almost too
      good to be true! 😎

      Tioga George

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  4. Having a larger rv home bace and then another smaller trailer to travel about is revelutionary thinking. You just may have started a new revolution in the rv lifestyle. To Me this makes a lot of sense. I am waiting for Globel warming so we can live in our rv's during the winter in Canada

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    1. Hi Sheila,

      I would just be loving it sooooo much if I actually started a revolution in the RV lifestyle. 😍

      Tioga George

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  5. Great decision George. I love your set up especially Scampy. Did you buy him brand new.

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    1. Hi Kathy,

      Thank you sooooo much for your
      "decision" comment/compliment! 😎

      I bought Scampy from a couple who never used it. So, it's really new although I'm the 2nd owner.

      Tioga George

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  6. I think your set up is perfect. Over the years my blog will show I have owned a Class C, thought of a bigger trailer so I bought a big Chevy truck to tow, then changed my mind and decided to go the smaller route. That 48ft you spoke of is also one reason I changed my mind about a bigger trailer.

    I have to ask though, do you miss the location you lived in while renting the apartment?

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  7. Good morning, George...I just saw where you're again a member of RV.net and welcomed you back. I'm just so happy you're again able to camp/RV like you so enjoyed all these years.

    Cat Lady

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  8. Hi George. Glad to see you are back on the road again...sort of. Did you know you can use your iPhone Hotspot without a cable by turning on Bluetooth on both the iPhone and the Mac??

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