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RE: Tire size

Changing the rolling radius of the tires and tire weight that much can affect a number of things including the suspension, speedo, engine control computer settings and shift points on the transmission.
Clay L 05/31/16 11:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: leveling during overnight stops

If the rear end of your rig is going to be raised very much when you level, it is best to have the toad in neutral. As you raise the rear end it pulls the toad forward so the wheels need to be able to roll some.
Clay L 05/31/16 11:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Finding info regarding bridge heights

Here is a web site that gives that info for each state CLEARANCES
Clay L 05/28/16 10:50am Beginning RVing
RE: Potable Water Etiquette

As camp hosts at an Idaho state park it was part of our job to tell folks they couldn't leave a hose connected. For some reason the park rules did not allow Ys to be used.
Clay L 05/26/16 03:14pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Propane Smell

post not needed
Clay L 05/20/16 01:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Storage of water filter

Drain it, bag it, freeze it. Yup.
Clay L 05/18/16 03:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Permanent Site - 12v Efficiency

I bought a Progressive Dynamics PD9245 45 amp three stage converter/charger/float charger with the charge Wizard. It goes into float mode that maintains the batteries without causing outgassing or damage. It is also a decent charger with a bulk mode at 14.5 volts dropping to 13.5 v and then 13.2 v. One unit makes things simpler than carrying extra stuff. Higher current models are available.
Clay L 05/18/16 03:34pm Full-time RVing
RE: Lp detector question

Some of them sound an alarm when the battery voltage goes low.
Clay L 05/16/16 01:37pm Beginning RVing
RE: Air conditioner freezing up question

It's counter intuitive but the tech was right.
Clay L 05/13/16 02:39pm Beginning RVing
RE: 5th WheelTrade in value

It seems to run about 70% of average retail. You might see if your local library has a copy of the commercial NADA guide. I was told but have not verified that that guide has the wholesale/trade value listed.
Clay L 05/11/16 02:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Full time/South Dakota insurance question.

United Health Care (AARP) Medicare supplemental policies are sold in SD and are good all over the US. That is what we used until we stopped full timing about three years ago.
Clay L 05/10/16 02:44pm Full-time RVing
RE: Mail Services

Although we are not going to rv "full" time we are going to be gone for at least 3 months. The only option I think we have is a mail servie to have mail forwarded to as USPS will not hold for longer than 30 in which I cant see my mail anyway. They will forward my mail for at least 3 months so I need a mail service. We used on in Florida last time which was great, but thought getting one in the same half of the country would get mail forwarded faster. SO, any recommendations for mail services out west? Home base in Colorado. Make sure you set up TEMPORARY forwarding - not a change of address. They will forward for six months and you can extend that another six months. From the USPS web site: "Regular Forward Mail If your move is temporary, you can use this service for as short as 15 days or as long as 1 year. After the first 6 months, you can extend for another 6 months. Direct your mail to a new address with a few clicks and a $1.05 charge to your credit card (the charge verifies your identity)."
Clay L 04/28/16 09:56am Full-time RVing
RE: flat towing 2004 honda accord auto trans

This is redundant since the other posters have it right but here is a copy of a letter I received from Honda in 2002. I think 2005 was the last year Honda okayed 4 down towing for the Accord. Dear customer: Regarding your inquiry on towing your Honda or Acura automobile behind a motorhome: For your vehicle, the Owner's Manual advises against towing at more than 35 m.p.h or for more than 50 miles. However, this recommendation exists primarily because Honda has not conducted formal tests at higher speeds and for greater distances. We are not aware of any particular problems being caused by motorhome towing of Honda/Acura automobiles with either manual or automatic transmission, so long as proper pre-towing preparations are made and the vehicle is towed at legal highway speeds. Manual Transmission When preparing to tow your vehicle, make sure the transmission is full of fluid. Do not overfill. • Release the parking brake. • Shift the transmission to Neutral. • Turn the ignition key to the ACCESSORY (1) position to release the steering wheel lock. Make sure that the radio and all accessories are turned off. Automatic Transmission When preparing to tow your vehicle, make sure the transmission fluid level is full. Do not overfill. If Honda/Acura automobile with an automatic transmission is towed with the front or all four wheels on the ground, you must do the following every day immediately before towing: • Start the engine. • Press on the brake pedal. Shift the lever through all the positions (P,R,N,D,2,1). • Shift to D, then to N. Let the engine run for at least three minutes, then turn off engine. • Release the parking brake. • Leave the ignition switch in ACCESSORY (1) so the steering wheel does not lock. Make sure the radio and any items plugged into the accessory power sockets are turned off so you do not run down the battery. If you travel more than 8 hours in one day (including stopping time), you must stop and repeat the above procedures. NOTICE: The steering system can be damaged if the steering wheel is locked. Always leave the key in the ACCESSORY (1) position to prevent damage to the steering system when towing behind another vehicle. CAUTION: Severe automatic transmission damage will occur if the car is shifted from reverse to neutral and then towed with the drive wheels on the ground. NOTICE: Improper towing preparation will damage the transmission. Follow the above procedure exactly. If you cannot shift the transmission or start the engine, your vehicle must be on a flat bed truck or trailer. If you tow a Honda/Acura vehicle with automatic transmission, the fluid must be changed every two years or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first. Although experience has shown that the Honda/Acura transmission and powertrain are capable of being "motorhome towed", America Honda does not assume responsibility for any vehicle damage or liabilities incurred due to the towing device, towing vehicle, lighting hookup, or other towing equipment or towing procedures; any responsibility for these items is assumed by the owner/operator. If you have additional questions, please call American Honda Motor Co. Inc. (National Consumer Affairs) at 800-999-1009.
Clay L 04/28/16 09:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Choices after coming off the road ...

When we started full timing we said we do it until we got too sick, too old, or too bored. After 11 years of full timing a combination of all three things caught up with us so we bought a house in western CO and had all of our stuff moved here from a storage unit in NH. We tried snow birding for a year and then moved into the house for good. The motor home was sold last summer. When we stored stuff we had sold all of the big appliances and most of the soft furniture but still had a lot of stuff. I am sure glad we did not follow the convectional advice and get rid of all of it. We have spent about $15,000 buying what we need for the house - stuff that we sold for maybe 10 percent of what it cost back then. If we had to replace what we had stored - like guns, complete woodworking shop, my wifes equipment for building miniatures, her genealogy research records and small appliances, desks and office equipment, and my electronic gear, it would have cost a lot more than what we spent for storage. Some things like heirlooms that came from as far back as our great grand parents could not be replaced at any cost. As an aside, while full timing we so loved the freedom from yard work that we have zeriscaped our grounds to eliminate yard work as much as possible. It has certainly minimized it to a point where it can be handled even if we become limited by health issues. That is common in western CO so it isn't out of place. The house has vinyl siding so it is a very low maintenance item. We have also put in two RV sites with hookups for RV friends that visi
Clay L 04/26/16 01:35pm Full-time RVing
RE: Flojet Question

I trenched and buried a 1 1/4 inch 130 feet long pvc pipe with a male hose fitting on each end. I ran the pipe to green valve box on each end and use two short 3/4 inch hoses - one to connect to the macerator and the other to the sewer clean out. After flushing for about 5 minutes with fresh water per the macerator instructions I store the 3/4 inch hoses in a plastic tub.
Clay L 04/24/16 10:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Kwikee step problem.

This is some info I have collected over the years from various threads for Kwikee steps. Maybe there is some info that will help. Trouble shooting chart HERE There is a trouble shooting guide HERE If you need sources for motors or parts check the following: Motor PARTS 1 PARTS 2 PARTS 3
Clay L 04/23/16 03:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Knee Issues

I guess I misread in your post that you had to use a cane or walker BEFORE the surgery....like you had to practice with it.:) I think you meant that AFTER the surgery you had to use a cane or walker. This is understandable and I think everyone would have to at first. Medicare doesn't trust the doctors judgement/diagnosis about your need for a replacement. They figure if you are using a cane or walker then you must really need the operation. Typical bureaucratic nonsense.
Clay L 04/17/16 10:30am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Onan Geneator

Have you checked the generator start switch for error codes? A code can help sometimes.
Clay L 04/16/16 11:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Health Insurance Information?

We used this agent - Dougherty & Associates. 3704 S Westport Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106. (605) 361-6318 - when we full timed. They work with a lot of full timers and can get quotes from several companies. How long ago was that? South Dakota doesn't have any health plans that have a nationwide network, so for this agent to find one would take a miracle. It has been a while and I know obama care has screwed SD up but I thought he would still be able to either find something if it exists now or let them know SD is not the best choice for them at this point. Maybe the OP will come back and let us know what they told him.
Clay L 04/16/16 09:33am Full-time RVing
RE: Knee Issues

When I had a hip replacement they checked (x-rayed) my knees and told Note that Medicare now requires you to be using a cane or walker before they will pay for the operation. This is not true. My better half had a replacement a month ago and Medicare covered it. I didn't say they wouldn't cover it - I said they now require you to be using a cane or walker before they will cover it. That is according to my surgeon who only does hip and knee replacements and should know what he is talking about.
Clay L 04/16/16 09:27am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
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