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RE: driving to dealer without signal lights

I wouldn't do it with out one of your friends/family members behind you. IMHO just not worth getting a ticket and dealing with a postal cop. BTW. Why pay rv dealer costs to have it repaired? Call a local CG in your area and ask who they use for RV Mobile repair. They will come out to your house and fix it for WAAAAY less than a dealer is going to charge you and most likely they will have your TT for weeks when all it takes is probably 10 minutes to fix.
rockhillmanor 10/06/15 07:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Fire Alarm Sensitivity

Just either pull the battery slide out or cover the whole unit with a shower cap. Both ways you will 'see' it and notice it and remember to push the battery slide back in or take the cover off when done cooking.
rockhillmanor 10/06/15 07:35am RV Lifestyle

if your going to rent house, why drive rv? If you are a full-timer then I can see that you would drive the MH but if not then I have the same question. Try to find a storage lot but if you have all your stuff/food in it then it is not a good thing to leave at a lot. I have been to Orlando area many times and would not take the RV there if I was not going to camp at one of the RV Parks. X2 Renting a house near the mouse house will cost you a fortune if you can even find one during peak season. "IF" you are driving your MH why don't you just find a CG in an outlaying town and rent a car from there. RV parked problem solved. There are TONS of CG's within less than 45 minutes drive from Disney. Google Leesburg, Clermont, etc.
rockhillmanor 10/06/15 06:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane on while driving- refrigerator

I will just add that for those with MH's. And TT owner's that have their tanks filled while still on board.......... Do not forget to shut the fridge OFF 'before' having your propane tank filled. For everyone's safety during the fill.
rockhillmanor 10/06/15 06:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Fire Alarm Sensitivity

You can purchase covers that go over the smoke detector so it doesn't go off while cooking. You can also use a shower cap. Just make sure you take it off when you are done cooking-Michael X2 All RV's have this same problem. Regarding the toaster? In my MH I had to put the toaster on the shelf in the bedroom so it doesn't set off the alarm. The alarm bothered one of my dogs so bad that even now just the "smell" of toast sets her off screaming with the anticipation of the smoke detector going off. :R
rockhillmanor 10/06/15 06:33am RV Lifestyle
RE: Anyone regret full-timing?

I asked the question if anyone regretted full-timing because we have never attempted doing something like this before and naturally we are a tad nervous. The consensus from this thread seems to be that there are no regrets in attempting this adventure. Yes, most of us do not have 'regrets'. That said all of us had planned for the expenses of full timing. You need to be asking what the 'costs' of full-timing are! :C When I say we will have to work to support the journey, I mean for food, gas, and usual necessities.... I would strongly suggest that you look at the "Full-Time Forum" of this site and look into what the - financial - part of full timing entails. They can refer you to links showing the costs. You will be mildly surprised/shocked what the average monthly costs of full timing are. :W Really though you need to know this information 'before' you head out. It is compiled by seasoned full timers and in my travels have found it to be spot on. And most of us have fully planned for it. Having to work to be able to Full-Time RV is counterintuitive. Unless you want to spend your entire time trying to find free places and boondocking. Many will say that's how they RV and like it, me I didn't retire to spend my time having to look for free remote places to stay. And RV'ing that way will put 'you' out of the element of finding work to support your RV'ing which will be a vicious circle. Just saying.
rockhillmanor 10/06/15 05:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing grey and black water valves (Valterra)

Been there done that. The water can be leaking 'down' to the valves making it look like you just needed the valve replacement. I had the valves only to still have sewage dripping.:S What it ended up being: I had 'hairline' cracks around where the four screws hold the attachment. THAT is where the water can be coming from. They are nearly impossible to see them but they are enough to leak water. Repair guy says he sees this a lot. The sewage assembly hangs suspended and moves and takes a beating when going down the road. Hairline stress cracks happen around where the screws go in. During the repair one was stressed with several hairline cracks it broke off. Sadly this is a molded part of the lead pipe, and has to be cut off, replaced and repaired with a rubber clamp just like home plumbing. http://i62.tinypic.com/vsjn7l.jpg So check with a flashlight around where the screws go in for hairline cracks. Hope this helps.
rockhillmanor 10/05/15 08:57am Tech Issues
RE: Anyone regret full-timing?

It's not that you regret it. Most end up settling down in a warmer state they find the like after X amount of years on the road. IMHO what I have seen is the full-timers that have children spread out across the US tend to keep the full-time life style longer. Visiting all their family during the warm months and then come winter hunker down in a southern state like the snowbirds do. Best of all the worlds for them. I don't regret selling the house and hitting the road. It was great, I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to do so. Wouldn't change my decision. I found myself always going to Florida every end of the year to spend the winter months in the sun AND when the housing market crashed I just could not pass up picking up one of the steals of a foreclosed home done here for practically nothing! I bought a real nice house on a couple of acres. Which eliminated my high cost of Florida CG's during peak season down here. MH parked out back and still ready to go. Won't get rid of the MH. Plan on getting out of dodge during Florida's hot summers next year. Perhaps now I would be considered a reverse snowbird! :C
rockhillmanor 10/05/15 08:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Canopy for Rain, not just Shade?

I checked the Camping World website for their selection of canopies and find the same. Lots of hype about UV protection, easy to set up, etc but none clearly state they are intended as a rain cover as well. Are there camping collapsible canopies that can function as rain cover? STAY AWAY from Camping World and RV stores!! Check out big box sporting goods for your RV needs. Better quality and way better prices. :W And YES they make a plethora canopies that protect you from the rain. They even have one that is rectangular so it fits over your picnic table. Any of the EZ-up 'type' canopy's should do the job. The wire cross hatch frame is what keeps it up and water running off. Gandermountain, Ozark Trail, Dicks Sporting, quick shade, quest, ez-up, etc. There's a whole bunch of cheaper ones that work just as good. Big box sporting stores have them all on sale now. I have a cheap knock off one the Ozark Trail I put up over the dog pens in the driveway while I am remodeling my Florida home and it has been up for over a year thru the huge downpours, and pretty high winds they have down here during the rainy season. It is still standing and dogs are dry! http://www.gandermountain.com/Camping/Tents-Shelters http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/family/index.jsp?ab=TopNav_Outdoors_CampingHiking_CanopiesShelters&categoryId=4414990&cp=4413993.4414966
rockhillmanor 10/04/15 01:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: battery hot

Check the voltage coming out of the converter. I had a converter that was boiling the battery. Smells like sulfur when the battery boils. I thought the smell was coming from the near by pump well water that did have a high content of sulfur. :S AND LEAVE the tester on the converter after it reaches what is acceptable. Don't take it off right away. "Leave it on" and see if it increases. That is what my converter was doing. It was confusing at first because I THOUGHT I had 2 separate problems. The fridge and the AC were acting up. And the periodic whiffs of sulfur I kept thinking was the well water. First 2 repair guys let the tester reach the correct volts and took the tester off and said my converter was fine. I told the 3rd repair guy to leave the tester on and it pegged WAY over. I.E. one capacitor blown up in converter unable to regulate volts and boiling the battery. And the fridge and AC need DC for their thermostats. Never a dull day owning an RV.
rockhillmanor 10/04/15 12:31pm Beginning RVing
RE: Deleting a message

Click edit on the double post. Delete the content. Add . and hit post. Also helps when you change your mind about what you said and you want to delete it too! :B
rockhillmanor 10/04/15 12:09pm Forum Technical Support
Any Snowbirds in a holding pattern due to storm flooding?

Any of our Snowbirds in and around the eastern shores having to put their departures on hold due to flooding from the affects of Joaquin? Lot of posts of closed roads in that area. http://m.wistv.com/wistv/db_330790/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=9YjxarV0
rockhillmanor 10/04/15 12:06pm Snowbirds
RE: Furnace help needed!

Light your stove. That sometimes help get a fridge and furnace lit by getting any air out of the propane lines. And that will tell you there is propane in the lines. I always have to do that after it sits.
rockhillmanor 10/04/15 11:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Neighbors... introduce or hermit?

http://i59.tinypic.com/2u5f4o5.gif http://i44.tinypic.com/9k06br.gif................:B
rockhillmanor 10/04/15 11:53am Truck Campers
RE: EGR valve replacement 1997 Ford E350 V-10

Code returns tells me there is a fault. EGR clogging is not uncommon. New EGR is cheap and easy to replace. Install a new one, clear any codes and go on your way. If it is by chance a sensor the error will come back and you will know. Do the codes explicitly deceiver between O2 sensor and EGR?
rockhillmanor 10/04/15 11:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Advice on class C RV

I'll add another thing to mine and a couple others about sleeping arrangements ! If they have any issues at all whatsoever with health problems backs, knees, hips ? Try to get one with a walk around bed or at least one side you can ! We started with the short 23Ft with jacknife couch , dinette , and over head bunk. The dinette was too short for me , the jacknife couch folded out was terrible and having had back surgery made it hard to climb up and down to the overhead bunk. So thinking a bed in the back (corner bed ) would work ,we sold the 23ft and bought a 25ft with the corner bed .. Found out its a pain for me to crawl in or slide in on the bed . If I had to do it over which it still may come to that , I would want a walk around or at least one full length side where I can sit on the bed and straight board lay down on the bed.. Just thinking out loud again ;) Ditto X10 on the queen walk around bed! If there is ONE bit of advice worth giving on buying an RV is if you can DO get a walk around bed. The corner beds are a real pain for two people. Some one has to crawl over the other to get in and out! :B Also making the bed is near impossible without having gymnastic talents!. BTW: Not being sure when I went Full-Time if I would like it. I choose to buy a used MH instead of going in debt on a new one. I bought a couple years old 31 ft Class C for $25,000, low miles in excellent condition. Buying used the first owner gets to go thru all the shake down of a new unit that needs to go back in for repairs. You the second owner gets to enjoy the ride worry free. That MH gave me the best maintenance free experience of RV'ing. Good used ones are out there. You just have to keep looking until you find just the right one for you. IMHO Buying new is not what it is all cracked up to be. :W
rockhillmanor 10/04/15 11:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Getting rid of Road Trip grill - replace with Weber Q?

on edit. They have several models to choose from of these compact grills.Add a griddle for breakfast Full Grill Brand and model? Maybe not all Mallwarts carry it? Between trying to store them flat for traveling and the time to set them up and break them down I just got plum tired of it all. When I pull in after a long day driving the RV I want to eat not spend my time setting up! That's what we've found after doing our first 3 week road trip. Just a real pain to drag out and setup every day or two. We won't use the cooktop inside for cooking meat or things that will splatter and smell up the inside and except for one layover of a few days, so ended up eating out somewhere all the time..... Not sure about the BBQs that hook onto the side of an RV, probably still a pain to pull out and set up?.... IMHO NO on the attached stove.! Had one of those attached to the side of my first TT. WHAT A MESS. It splatters all of the side of your RV.:R Not to mention the heat factor up the sides. RE: My fold flat cook and grill stoves. They can be found at any big box sporting stores. Gandermountain, BassPro, Dicks, and you can order them online. They go under the names of Texsport, Stansport, Coleman, and Camp Chef Ranier. I full time and I don't use the stove inside the MH either. I also added this cook stove to my arsenal of easy cooking/storage stoves while on the road. Once a month I hunker down in a CG I like and take a day or two and I cook up home made soup and stews. Then freeze them in individual containers for easy meals while traveling. (keeps me out of the fast food restaurants:W) Only thing is it brings everyone in the CG over to my site to see what smells so good that I end up having everyone over for some! So this one is great for big pot cooking. http://i45.tinypic.com/jr2zau.jpg Sooo, 2 "fold flat" cook stoves one for BBQ and one for cooking and I am good to go! The sit right on top of each other in the bay and only take up the room of the size of a laptop! IMHO Those weber q's are nothing more than a George forum grill on steroids that doesn't heat up hot enough and really does not make food taste grilled. JMHO:W
rockhillmanor 10/04/15 11:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Getting rid of Road Trip grill - replace with Weber Q?

on edit. They have several models to choose from of these compact grills. Add a griddle for breakfast http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/graphics/product_images/pDSP1-12373332_alternate1_p275w.jpg Full Grill http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/graphics/product_images/pDSP1-18483885nm.jpg
rockhillmanor 10/03/15 09:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Getting rid of Road Trip grill - replace with Weber Q?

Went full time and bought all the different BBQ's mentioned above. After a month of traveling I threw them all out. Between trying to store them flat for traveling and the time to set them up and break them down I just got plum tired of it all. When I pull in after a long day driving the RV I want to eat not spend my time setting up! I bought this: It folds FLAT. Size of a laptop. And add one light weight aluminum FLAT folding table from Walmart, done. Stove cooks the same as any bbq on the market and is a WHOLE lot easier to store/use when RV'ing. Grill and if you need to use a pot a burner all in one. And fits perfectly on folding table. http://dsp.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p1318308p275w.jpg Xhttp://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/76/19/03/36/0076190336777_180X180.jpg = dinner ready in 2 minutes, ahh. :C
rockhillmanor 10/03/15 09:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Advice on class C RV

Hi everyone. My in laws are looking at getting their first RV. They want used and I think their budget would be in the 20-25k range. They have hears great things about Lazy Daze in terms of build quality. Does anyone have first hand knowledge of the brand. Also, advice on other great used RV brands? Thanks. I understand this is somewhat an open ended question, but I told them I'd ask you all about some great advice for great brands with excellent build quality. I own a TT, so my knowledge of MH's is limited. Thanks. Matt They will be looking at used units with their budget. So it's a moot point about the brand because you will be limited to what you find in that range on any lot on any given day. And the unit will have been previously owned by someone who may or may not have taken care of it just like any vehicle. Just check out all the used RV lots. Don't limit yourself to Lazy Daze's used lot either. It's similar to buying a used car. You will know when you start it up and get in side if it was well kept and has the quality you want. Use your knowledge of TT's to help them. The guts are all going to be the same as your TT just a motor/drive train has been shoved underneath it!! I've bought used MH's that have given me great service and I have been very happy with them. Of course I am partial to the Ford V-10. :W Hope your in-laws find just the right new to them MH. :C
rockhillmanor 10/03/15 09:11am Class C Motorhomes
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