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RE: Class C quality with heated underbelly, double pane windows.

For the front an outside bonnet, inside windshield sunshade, and blanket to cover cab opening being sure it goes down past the coach floor to cover all the way to bottom of captains chairs in cab.
rockhillmanor 12/11/17 03:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C quality with heated underbelly, double pane windows.

Hi Rockhillmanor, I had Insulbright covers made for all windows, skylights and vents and for a cab separator. Storage becomes an issue pretty quickly. I found a better way to help insulate side window s in the coach. Van size windshield sun shades just happen to fit perfectly behind the day night shades!! No Velcro no drilling holes. Just slip them behind the shades. And boy do they make a difference keeping the cold out and also the heat out in summer. If window is smaller you just fold one or two panels up. Best part, the fold up flat. I had all five of mine folded and slipped behind driver's seat. No added storage room needed.
rockhillmanor 12/11/17 03:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bears

The data I read is that since 2000, there have been more deaths from Blacks than Grizzlies(browns) in North America. Yup, you are correct. The Florida Black Bear is mean. Contrary to the belief and often instructed that if you play dead the bear will go away? Well that might work with the Grizzly but NOT with the Black Bear. Do NOT ever play dead when confronted with a Florida Black Bear he will maul you, drag you away and eat you....per the "Florida Fish and Wildlife." Know what Bear you are dealing with before you lay down and play dead!! :B
rockhillmanor 12/11/17 11:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Bears

One better. Buy a winter home in Florida only to find out there are 3 bears 'LIVING' on your property. Fishing on my dock, I was chased by a huge 400+ huge black bear who came out of the woods and jumped into the water at me and chased me all the way to the house!:E BTW, Not an easy task for an aging RV'er. Went out to my RV carport and met up with the other one blocking me against the wall. And then this, late at night I heard a huge crash against the window in the bedroom. thank god I stayed up late watching TV in the living room. Found this paw print on the window above bed the next morning. http://i65.tinypic.com/2dalh5g.jpg The next day I put the house up for sale after only 2 months of owning it. Me nor the dogs could not go outside or even out into the screened lanai. I could not use my BBQ grill because they all would come out to see what I was cooking. We became prisoners in what was to be my dream Florida winter house. Thank God the sellers disclosure does not have a line for "do bears live on your property?" and still wondering when uncle sam will catch up to me for the capital gains selling before 2 years. Be thank full you'all are only meeting them on your weekend camping trips! :B
rockhillmanor 12/11/17 11:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Class C quality with heated underbelly, double pane windows.

You can double pane, triple pane, quadruple pane the windows in the coach area, but you STILL have a single pane windshield and side windows in the cab. Which IS where ALL of the cold comes in. So imho its a moot point. :W My advertised "heated" tanks on my first Class C turned out to be nothing more than they split my heat vent in the bedroom and sent half of the bedroom heat to my sewerage bay. I found out that little tidbit when winter came and the bedroom was freezing cold with the furnace on high.....cause half the heat was going to warm my tanks. Whatever you decide to buy when they say heated underbelly, heated tanks, heated anything? Get on your hands and knees and LOOK at what they are calling heated and how. :C
rockhillmanor 12/11/17 11:02am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Branson - Silver Dollar City

If you love traffic and crowds, head to Branson. You can get a better VC experience at Lake of the Ozarks for water sports and fishing. One time at Branson camping was enough for us, just my humble .02. X2 I Did it once too. IMHO Certainly not on my list for fishing, sports and fun. IMHO Boring, no real attractions other than the shows, roads are narrow crowded, found silver dollar city a complete waste of my time and money and the entertainers at the shows in Branson now are all retired no names. CG I stayed at was very nice. I ended up just staying at the CG everyday relaxing for the week I was there just resting up for my next trip to somewhere more interesting. Yet many other RV'ers still like to go there. :C
rockhillmanor 12/11/17 10:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Purchasing out of state.

IMHO, JMHO 1. Never buy from CW. 2. Never buy an RV without first seeing in in person. 3. NEVER buy an RV without first driving it. NEVER EVER NEVER give anyone money without doing 2 and 3. :C No matter where you live there are plenty of RV's for sale by owner and local dealerships within your town within driving distance from where you live. Don't get all caught up with limiting yourself to buying from a dealership, and especially not from one out of state.
rockhillmanor 12/10/17 09:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Cup, glass & plate storage

Non slip shelf liners between the plates and one on the bottom so they don't slide. Cut them to fit and just leave them in place all the time on the stacked dishes. As you use them and wash them it takes a second to replace the liner between them. My glass cups just simply get placed into a drawer in the closet where I keep my towels. Takes 2 minutes to walk them to the closet drawer. Well worth the time not to hear them rattling when I hit the road. :C
rockhillmanor 12/10/17 09:32am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Freezin our butts off!!

There again, if this is unsafe because of fumes, or whatever, then the stove is unsafe to use for anything ... including cooking! Be smart, it's still an open flame. Yup it's an open flame when cooking, It is not only the flame that's gonna kill you it will be the propane when the burner goes out. Which when cooking you are standing RIGHT THERE one foot in front of it when cooking. When you are cooking, you are standing right there, you will KNOW if that flame goes out and that propane is now coming out. Your actions are instant because you are right there. Turn those burners on for heat and go about your business within the coach and/or out of the RV and you will NOT know if that flame goes out. When the flame goes out you have pure propane entering your coach as long as the knob is turned on. And unless you are 'standing right there in front of that stove' you will not know. Putting your whole family in danger. And trust me your propane detector is not always going to save you. I had the knob of the stove bumped on and I did not know it. Propane seeks its lowest point......the lowest point was the sink right next to the stove. It NEVER went to the floor to allow the detector to come on.
rockhillmanor 12/10/17 09:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freezin our butts off!!

If using the stove top for heat is so WRONG, then it's WRONG to use it for cooking also. Now, folks will criticize because it produces condensation, and it probably does. But the fact is ... if you are freezing, it works!.'' There is a big difference. Most cooking is one hour or LESS of burner operation.. Heating the RV is many hours And often when cooking you run the range hood exhaust fan. But NOT when heating. So I will stick with using the stove for heat.. DANGEROUS. X2 It is often printed in RV and fire safety materials NEVER to use your stove as a source for heat. And for new RV'ers reading this forum you NEED to know that it is never ok to use the stove as a source of heat in your RV. Its one thing to say, oh its ok, just never go to sleep with the stove on. But in reality when the stove is on when you are awake it is very easy to forget and go outside, fall asleep on the couch watching TV, or whatever. Use just the oven and it's even easier to forget and have that unseen flame go out and you are looking at causing a dangerous and deadly propane incidence. IMHO never use the RV propane stove as a source of heat. If you can afford to burn thru the propane it takes to do that....you can afford to buy a safe source of heat such as a ceramic heater. :C
rockhillmanor 12/10/17 08:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brakes or no brakes?

All that being said, I admit to being one of the "no braking" crowd. I towed assorted Jeep Wranglers, a Dodge Ram 1500, and a PT Cruiser on a dolly, all with no brakes. Oh, yeah, and an ATV on a single axle trailer, also with no brakes. Nothing bent, nothing broke, nobody was injured or died. Sure when everything is going just fine. BUT did you ever have an accident where your UNBRAKED toad pushed your MH into another car and killed someone because your braking distance increased because your toad had no brakes? Safety features are designed to prevent accidents. Accidents are not a daily event. That's WHY they are called 'accidents'. Being prepared and set up to PREVENT accidents should be number one when driving an RV. Its' not all about you. Apparently you have no regard for those driving around you. :( Thank you for that armchair psychoanalysis... Accidents do not just happen, they are CAUSED! They are indeed CAUSED BUT that does not mean that others involed we NOT INNOCENT. In October I was involved in an accident. I saw someone changing lanes into my lane. I had come to a complete stop. The other driver never saw me and continued to drive right into me! A number of times I have had someone cut right in front of me then apply their brakes (on the interstate). Fortunately, I was just able to slam on my brakes and stop before hitting them. As I said in a previous post, plenty of folks are involved in accidents that were CAUSED by another driver. 1. Accidents CAUSED by another such as a car in front of you stopping all of a sudden. 2. RV behind that vehicle has to slam on brakes to avoid an accident. 3. Only thing is the RV's toad has no brakes so stopping distance is increased, so RV slams into that vehicle in front of him. So who is at fault for the accident? The MH, that could not stop in what would have been enough distance to do so safely but was being pushed by the toad with out brakes, thereby increasing his stopping distance CAUSING an accident. So those that choose not to have brakes on the toad. Do you just hope and pray everyday that no one stops suddenly in front of you? :C
rockhillmanor 12/10/17 08:10am Dinghy Towing
RE: Brakes or no brakes?

All that being said, I admit to being one of the "no braking" crowd. I towed assorted Jeep Wranglers, a Dodge Ram 1500, and a PT Cruiser on a dolly, all with no brakes. Oh, yeah, and an ATV on a single axle trailer, also with no brakes. Nothing bent, nothing broke, nobody was injured or died. Sure when everything is going just fine. BUT did you ever have an accident where your UNBRAKED toad pushed your MH into another car and killed someone because your braking distance increased because your toad had no brakes? Safety features are designed to prevent accidents. Accidents are not a daily event. That's WHY they are called 'accidents'. Being prepared and set up to PREVENT accidents should be number one when driving an RV. Its' not all about you. Apparently you have no regard for those driving around you. :(
rockhillmanor 12/09/17 10:41am Dinghy Towing
RE: Freezin our butts off!!

What are they? http://i5.walmartimages.com/dfw/dce07b8c-abf6/k2-_d420f5ac-d933-4f0e-9fb1-d54656849cc2.v1.jpg They fit right in the roof vent opening. I do not use the velcro that comes with it. Just push it in they will stay without having to stick anything to your coach. Buy the one that has silver on one side, material on the other. The silver side up also helps keep your coach cool in summer. You can find them at Walmart. https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/553a4a36-cce2-47ae-bd6b-6fe510b2875c/svn/camco-rv-parts-accessories-45192-64_300.jpg http://i5.walmartimages.com/dfw/dce07b8c-374e/k2-_52d43dd4-4966-4ab8-a0ff-fd6a2ead0547.v1.jpg "The Camco RV Vent Insulator fits snugly in the vent opening to help stop heat transfer. It helps keep your RV cooler in summer and warmer in winter. It has a removable fleece cover. Fits standard 14 in. vents Reflective surface helps keep out the sun's heat out. Increases your A/C efficiency Reduces heat transfer Saves energy" Any RV dealership, RV Store, or Walmart carry them. Do 'not' be tempted to buy those nasty rubber vent inserts they don't work get filthy in a heartbeat and look awful in your coach. Using these vent covers makes a HUGE difference when running the heat or ac in an RV. Mine are over 10 years old and look like the day I bought them and still stay put without using the velcro. :C
rockhillmanor 12/09/17 10:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freezin our butts off!!

http://i5.walmartimages.com/dfw/dce07b8c-abf6/k2-_d420f5ac-d933-4f0e-9fb1-d54656849cc2.v1.jpg They fit right in the roof vent opening. I do not use the velcro that comes with it. Just push it in they will stay without having to stick anything to your coach. Buy the one that has silver on one side, material on the other. The silver side up also helps keep your coach cool in summer. You can find them at Walmart.
rockhillmanor 12/08/17 05:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freezin our butts off!!

COVER THOSE ROOF VENTS!! Covering all your roof vents will make MARKED difference on getting it warm inside your MH during real cold temps. Vents are plastic andnot sealed tight when closed. Just put your hand up to one of them. Tons of cold air comes in from them and the Heat rises and all your heat is escaping out the vents. I have 3 roof vents on my MH. Once I covered them all the temperature in the MH changed dramatically. AND Close the slide at night there is NO insulation when the slide is open. I don't ever use my furnace. I rely on 2 ceramic heaters and can comfortably heat a 31 ft. BUT when it gets real cold you 'have' to resort to manually insulating the coach because the manufacturer didn't!~ Most of the cold is coming in from the huge expanse of the windshield and side windows. You have to do something to cover/insulate them. Side windows in coach. I buy van windshield sun shades they fit perfectly and slip right under the day/night shades. When you shut your coach off make sure all the ac heat vents are 'closed' before you shut the engine off. And lastly put a towel at the base of the coach side door. Put your hand down there and you will mildly ticked off how much cold comes in from the bottom of the door. That all said once you insulate the stuff in the coach when confronted with freezing or below freezing temps and see what difference it makes? You'll understand why your furnace runs 'non stop' because it can never keep up with all the cold coming in if you don't address the problems.
rockhillmanor 12/08/17 05:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Questions about "Closed" topics

I have often times tried to search the forum, as I remember reading something, and would like to revisit. Sometimes I can find it, most times not. If I really needed to find it, I'd PM 2oldman for it, knowing he is the best search finding tool on this forum! BTW, I enjoy his short, to the point answers also.Jerry X10 The forum search function does not like me, I try and try but I can NEVER find anything using the search button. I too know that I can rely on 2oldman to find it for me. :C
rockhillmanor 12/08/17 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Brakes or no brakes?

Talk about real cheap, and stupid..... I was leaving a CG and putting my Brake Buddy in the toad. That said. The camper next to me came over and said I shouldn't work so hard and told me how easy it was to put 'his' BB in. TRUE STORY....he bought a broke NOT working Bake Buddy off Craigslist for 50 bucks. He just throws it in on the floor of his toad. He said his insurance company required it, to pay a claim if he got in an accident, but he was not about to pay to install a working one. :S:S And yup he had a high end MH and brand new toad so money was really not the object. Never forgot that guy and always wondered what was he thinkin!?
rockhillmanor 12/08/17 04:31pm Dinghy Towing
RE: ISO 4x4 Class C

That's my 4x4 rockhill posted. Many members prefer to talk the big money. I am of a different faith so try and find ways to get as much for my hard earned cash as I can. There is a company in the US that manufactures kits...U-Joint Off Road...a person needs to have a shop and skills, but I have typed with guys that have done it and they like it. The one I bought had been converted by a shop in Kamloops, BC, Kamloops Light Truck...(you can Facebook them) The cost of that is around 22,000 CDN. If you have any questions, by all means, ask away.Gary Haupt :B Hope you didn't mind me posting it! I saved a copy of it years ago, because it has been a dream of mine to have a 4x4 Class C like yours. If you still have it, when you go to sell it I sure would like first pick!
rockhillmanor 12/08/17 04:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: ISO 4x4 Class C

Here is a picture of a forum members 4x4 Class. Hope he doesn't mind me posting it. :C It's from quite a few years back and I don't have is name but he posted a lot of his travels with the 4x4. So yes they do exist. https://i.imgur.com/pOW4NhIl.jpg
rockhillmanor 12/07/17 05:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fat-Free Half & Half?

Fat Free and Half and Half should not be used in the same sentence. :C
rockhillmanor 12/07/17 05:43pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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