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  1. Homer, Alaska RV Parks

    Booked our stay in Homer Alaska yesterday. Thanks for all the input and helping with the decision. We ended up picking the Heritage RV park that is out on the Spit. They had monthly rates and we were able to get a rate right at $35 a day if we stayed at least 30 days which we wanted to do. Worked out great!!
  2. Homer, Alaska RV Parks

    I plan to stay at the park my friend recommended. They are closed now but online reservations start January 1st on line. So after ringing in the new year I plan to jump on line and make my reservation. They offer monthly rates so it will really help with the cost. Right now looks like the sites not next to the water are $1000 for the month (30 days). I hope to score a site on the water which I am sure will go up some in price. Cross your fingers!!!!
  3. Homer, Alaska RV Parks

    Thanks for the info. We have been planning and budgeting for awhile for this adventure we are about to take. Looks like the Heritage is going to be the best bang for the buck. They offer monthly rates. We plan to be on the road full time for at least two years. Who knows maybe we will need to keep making laps around this great country to see everything
  4. Homer, Alaska RV Parks

    Thanks. When I asked my friends where the best RV Park was they said the Heritage by where they park their boat!! Maybe I can get the keys for the boat and catch dinner each night!!
  5. Homer, Alaska RV Parks

    We are heading up to Homer, Alaska in mid June. We plan to stay for a month. We have some friends who live there so Homer is a perfect place to set up our base camp. We plan to adventure out with the Jeep and see other parts of Alaska. I have been doing some research on the RV parks up there and was wandering if anyone could give some first hand advise on which park they prefer in Homer. They all look good on the internet and our friends suggested we stay at the Heritage RV Park on the Spit. I guess it gets pretty windy when camping on the Spit. We are looking for monthly rates which not all parks offer up there. Let me know what you think! We are in a 40' Damon Tuscany and towing a 2015 Jeep 4dr Wrangler. Thanks, Benny.
  6. This was the first time I used this hose. It came with the rig. It seemed a little sketchy when I put it all together even though it's a pretty tight fit. I found myself worrying about it and checking it often. May look into the other ones that have a positive connection like you linked. Thanks for all the info. Benny.
  7. Thanks for all the info. I should have gave more info. I did have a water pressure value and water filter hooked up and the green handle was set to local supply when I was hooked up. I had no pressure so we turned on the water pump and then it was fine. My fresh water tank had was half full when we arrived and was empty just before we left so I know we were using that water. When I move the green handle from local supply to fresh water tank and still hooked up to campground water I could here the fresh water tank filling up. The panel showed empty on the fresh water and after moving the green handle it started showing the tank as receiving water. So by accident I think I figured out how to fill my fresh water tank using the campground spigot. Since we didn't have any pressure without the pump, I took the water pressure value off and the pressure was better. My neighbor next to me said he did the same because there was not enough pressure with it on. This KOA hauls water in and they said their pressure is not super great so I figured I was safe not having the water value on. I wander if the water valve is bad or too restrictive. So it is sounding like I did everything right. Not sure why the tank flush didn't work when I hooked it up. Here are a couple pics of the set up after I hooked it up. I always take pictures when I am trying to figure stuff out so I can remember what worked and didn't work.
  8. Hello all, I am very very new to the motorhome world. We have a 2011 40' Damon Tuscany DP we got about 2 month ago. We just took our first trip to a KOA in the MH and boy do we have a lot to learn. One thing that I thought I new but now I am not sure I do is the city water hook up. I had about a 1/2 tank of water in my holding tank and I think we were using it instead of the campground water. How do I know if the city water is working and it's not coming out of my fresh water storage tank I can fill at home? Do I need to use the water pump when I am hooked up to the campground water connection? I tried to flush my black tank out before we left but I could never get any water to come out of the black tank. I have attached a picture of my set up. Can someone comment on what the process is to flush the black tank? Also, the green handle value that has two setting (Local Supply and Fresh Water Tank). Is that how I can fill my fresh water tank when hooked up at a campsite if it is set to Fresh Water Tank? What does the Local Supply mean? Ugh! This forum has been very informative and supportive for us. Please feel free to use very simple "Everyone should know this already" terms. Thanks in advance for all your help, Benny.
  9. First Motorhome!!

    Finally got the Jeep hooked up to the MH. Took the rig out for our first trip up to Williams, AZ at the KOA. Everything went well but I have a lot to learn. Here are some pics of the set up. Thanks for all the encouragement and advice. Benny.
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  11. First Motorhome!!

    Thanks for the suggestion. I take it all in Monday to get it all hooked up. I will probably stay with the Roadmaster for now.
  12. First Motorhome!!

    What type of set up do you have on the front of your Jeep for towing? I am going to use a Blue Ox tow bar and a Roadmaster 9700 breaking system. They came with the RV and worked well for the previous owner (A friend of mine.) I just installed a new front bumper made by Rock Hard and the cool part is they make what ever bracket you need for the tow bar and it bolts to the front of the bumper with long heavy duty bolts that tie into the frame. Pretty slick design to keep from having to have a low hanging bracket. Below are some before and after pics. You can see the Blue Ox brackets on the after pic.
  13. First Motorhome!!

    Hello all. I am a new guy when it comes to motorhomes. The wife and I just purchased our first motorhome from a friend. It is a 2011 40' Damon Tuscany. We are super excited to get started with the learning process with the motorhome. It seems a little overwhelming right now but we will have it all figured out soon. I plan to tow my 2015 Jeep Wrangler behind it. This forum has been very helpful with all the research I have done so far. And thank you up front for all the answers to the questions that I know I will be asking in the future. Benny.
  14. New Guy Here

    Thanks for the encouragement. To answer a few questions asked, I have used motorhomes, 5th wheels, pop ups, and regular ol' tents. I currently own a little tiny Tentrax that hauls my gear and sleeps two. It's great for the expeditions we like to do in the back country but not suitable to travel the country. My Jeep tows it really well and I can take it off road, even rock crawling. We live in Arizona and have been to a few RV shows and love it. Floor plans are still something we always talk about and we spend a lot of time talking to folks that have owned motorhomes to find out what worked for them. We like to boondock and get off the pavement so we want a motorhome that can get in the woods if we want. The Jeep will take us back in and up and over areas we want to see. We also plan on staying at campgrounds and RV parks when we start our travels. We love National Parks. We like the 35-40 foot range, DP not a gassier. Benny
  15. New Guy Here

    Hello all, I have lurking around this site for a little while and have to say I have learned a ton. The wife and I are about 22 month out from retirement and our plan is heading out full time in a motorhome. We will be towing a 2 door Jeep Wrangler with us. I am one to maybe over research things a little but I just want to make sure I am doing/purchasing the right thing. This site has been very helpful for that. Thanks in advance for all the questions that will be coming your way soon. Benny.