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RE: Extra house battery in Pleasure Way Excel

I had two batteries (Interstate deep cell) in my 2003 Pleasure-way. They fit sideways on the tray. Wondering if he had a short tray, if he could have changed it out for one with the capacity for two batts? I thought I read somewhere that having an AGM battery inside the rig was okay because it doesn't off gas?
Escargot 08/27/14 06:53pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Getting ready for a trip.

Yep. A couple of changes of season appropriate clothing, non-perishables, toiletries, the usual bedding and galley supplies live in my RV. All I have to pack is perishables and my electronic devices, and maybe an activity specific item or two. My RV is stored at an RV lot and I can still be on the road in less than an hour.
Escargot 08/25/14 09:20pm Beginning RVing
RE: Onan Generator Stopped running

Peg61, I'd like to apologize for all the people on this thread who were born as experts. A simple request from one commenter re: need for more info, should have sufficed. Instead they jumped on you and piled on, as they have on other newbies / inexperienced RVers with questions. Keep coming back. Not all of the people in the rv.net community are rude and cranky.
Escargot 08/25/14 01:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Black & Grey tank chemicals - What do you use ?

I flush with water, it's a great solvent.
Escargot 08/25/14 10:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Best route from Redcrest CA to Calistoga CA

FYI: The Governor of CA has declared Napa a disaster area due to the 6. earthquake that hit it this morning (Sunday) at c. 3 AM.
Escargot 08/24/14 09:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: inspection before trips

Yep. I always do a walk-around before take off as well as after landing. PS Is "Ida" a person or a dog? Confused.
Escargot 08/23/14 12:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bath mat

Carpet square cut to fit. Prevents scratches to the fiberglas shawer pan.
Escargot 08/19/14 04:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Mercedes sprinter code

Can you delete this post and just copy and paste your question the C forum?
Escargot 08/17/14 07:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Mid Life Crisis Or Just Ready To Live?

I do not full time in an RV but I have a class A and travel quite a bit. But my response is not related to the RV. In my life, I have found that my greatest rewards have been when I have taken a calculated risk. I say calculated because you need to try and take an unbiased look at the pros and cons and then decide. Do not let anyone, including the people here, tell you what to do. Listen to what everyone says and decide for yourself what applies to you. Use that knowledge to make your decision. Do not decide because you are afraid to fail or because your family is against it. It is your life and it is too short. Do not look back and regret this opportunity. As long and you can financially take care of yourself and your son, you should go on this adventure. Enjoy the ride and create bonding moments with your son. After a few years, you may decide to go back to a stick and bricks home, or you may decide that you want to continue. But you have taken a risk and opened up the world for you and your son. Anyone that full times in an RV is definitely marching to a different drummer. Personally, I love people that have heard that different drummer and did not allow the clamors of those less courageous to drown it out. What this woman said!
Escargot 08/16/14 06:51pm Full-time RVing
RE: Mid Life Crisis Or Just Ready To Live?

I'm so glad you edited your original post / query, and I support the edited version. My take: Go for it! Nothing is carved in stone. After a year, or even sooner, you may decide it isn't working as well as you envisioned. If that turns out to be the case, return to home base and create Plan B. There are plenty of single parents living / traveling / adventuring fulltime in RVs. And, there are RV communities created for that demographic. You're doing the right thing by sorting out the personal details for yourself and for / with your son. Financial needs can be calculated once you figure out if you and your son are ready to commit to the fulltime lifestyle. Good luck! Remember, no matter what you decide, you canalways change your mind!
Escargot 08/16/14 03:50pm Full-time RVing
RE: Anyone ever go to Burning Man?

Haven't been but would love to attend! Some of my closest "degenerate" friends (two doctors, one dancer, and two retired RVers) try to attend every year. I'd love to experience the freedom to just "be", without restriction, nor judgement. I just can't get passed the talcum powder-like sands that permeate everything. One of these days, perhaps...
Escargot 08/14/14 04:55pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Renting an RV?

Welome to the jungle! $14000 a month for a rental? If I was serious about rving I would look into buying a used one, doing your trip, and if it didnt pan out, sell it. X2 Seems like lots of older (?) folks are downsizing their rigs, so there's bound to be a new-to-you RV private sales deal out there.
Escargot 08/12/14 04:53pm Beginning RVing
RE: Door #1 or Door #2

Door #1 -- You keep going back to it for a valid reason.
Escargot 08/12/14 04:46pm Truck Campers
RE: sticky tape residue and macerator for 2004 Roadtrek

"goo-gone". Works an almost every tape we've used. Sometimes you have to keep rubbing for a while, but it will clean it. Have used Goof-Off. I found the adhesive was easier to remove by rolling a cloth over it / blotting rather than rubbing the softened adhesive. Good luck with the macerator issue.
Escargot 08/12/14 04:36pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: If you're jonesing for a red Travato, here are the pics:

Not sure it was a Travato, but I saw a similar vehicle on Hwy 8 this weekend, only difference I could perceive from the distance I was behind was the matching red satellite dome on its roof.
Escargot 08/11/14 08:39pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: cars to one side, trucks/trailers to the other

22'9" PW Plateau. I usually park with the cars, unless that area is packed and busy with frequent ins and outs. If it's early in the day the big rig area is usually mostly empty, I'll park there. The only reason I park in the big rig area is for ease of getting out via the pull-throughs. If it's evening, and another RV is taking up less than half the truck parking space, I will pull in behind it. I guess my response is: It depends.
Escargot 08/11/14 01:00pm Beginning RVing
RE: How long are (have) you keeping your MH in retirement

I'll be retiring in Dec 2014 (THUD!!). I bought my current new-to-me 2006, 19,000 mile, RV last June, so that I would have the time / luxury of experiencing any malfunctions while still being local, vice having some bad surprises while on the road and having to deal with untested repair shops. Not that that eliminates the possibility of away from home repairs. Also, bought it early so that I could "learn it"; pack it in a way that seems most convenient; have the time to add / upgrade various items (looking at / researching solar right now); basically, getting used to it to make sure it'll work for me on extended trips. So far, so good. Yesterday I had the transfer switch replaced, bad coil. Other than that, no problems.
Escargot 08/09/14 11:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ten year old MHs

In conclusion... That "rule" just gives the managers the option of turning people / rigs away if they are so rundown that they will cause liability issues, complaints from customers, or give the campground / resort a bad reputation. As long as the rig is presentable, there shouldn't be any rejections. I've camped in a 20 year old Westfalia... never been turned away.
Escargot 08/09/14 10:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Used Sprinters on RV Trader

Some people buy them for the season instead of renting, then sell them off. Lots of foreign tourists tour the US that way. My new to me Sprinter had low miles on it because the couple I bought it from used it to visit their daughter and grandchildren. The daughter didn't have a large enough home to house guests, so the grandparents drove up there, hooked up to house power, and slept in the Sprinter.
Escargot 08/09/14 10:52am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Sprinter Reliability

Hi Papa O, There appears to be some Questionable Stuff and BS: "The US is also Mercedes's #1 customer for Sprinters" Please prove it, thanks. "and the MPG is about double for a diesel" THE biggest exaggeration I have ever read on any B forum! After reading class B forums for about 10 years, no one buys a Sprinter based on reliability or reduced cost, period. It is other stuff like floorplan..... Have fun shopping. Bud I guess I'm the exception to your 10 year experience. I bought my Sprinter for reliability; mpg (Dodge PW Excel gasser = 12 mpg; Sprinter PW Plateau diesel = 22.5 mpg); longevity; and interior ceiling height. The floor plan was the last of my considerations because they are all basically the same... (major difference being which side the galley is on. I prefer the passenger side galley).
Escargot 08/07/14 04:05pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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