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RE: Is RVdaily.com legit?

I'll almost guarantee a sale for $699.00 bumpy i'll beat any offer to almost guarantee a sale by $25! run, don't walk!!
rk911 05/16/16 09:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago - Defective and Deceptive

Sorry about your decals, but the shutoff is likely as a result of a recall from Ford on previous RV's using the F53 that the BCC can fail and leave you with no power to the chassis. During driving this could be catastrophic. So Ford no longer includes a shut off for the chassis batteries, only the house. So this is a Ford thing, not Winnie and it affects all manufacturers. They should update their documentation but I have seen a lot of gaps in every brands specs so nothing new here. huh? our 2016 Itasca Suncruiser 38Q (Winnebago product) on the Ford F53 chassis has two battery shutoffs...one for the chassis and one for the coach...and they both work. :h
rk911 05/13/16 11:54am Class A Motorhomes

Help! I just called NORCOLD for help. The plastic part on the botton of the frig that covers the pin supporting the door open and closed broke. NORCOLD states they have no replacement parts, and I must replace the entire lower door. Any ideas for repair? you might give Colaw RV Salvage in Carthage, MO a call. Phone (877) 548-2125
rk911 05/13/16 11:05am Tech Issues
RE: National Park Camping

What is the best way to get information on national parks for camping. Wife and I will be going full time in a 40' Class A and we like rural camping. Is there a goto source for campgrounds that covers maximum RV length, facilities, length of stay etc. that people use. each national park has a website that has details on camping in that park.
rk911 05/11/16 07:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Suggestions for Visiting the Badlands and South

Thanks, I appreciate the insight and may well look into it. Yeah I have good tankage but still 3 days is about it on the FW/gray tank without rationing a bit. wow! how big are your tanks and how many people on board? there;s just the wife and I. we have 100-g of fresh and 75-g of black and gray each. we dump the black once a week whether we need to or not..we could easily go 2-weeks on that. the gray does fill up faster but we can squeeze a week out of it. 100-g of fresh is easily enough. again, not arguing...we love the hills and I guess we just want to share that with as many people as we can. good luck and safe travels.
rk911 05/10/16 05:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it a rule not to dump your tanks when selling?

Did you return any of the old owners personal property to him? to get off topic for a minute...my neighbor did. he rented a home he owned to who turned out to be a deadbeat. took months but finally got the guy evicted. deadbeat moved out and left a LOT of junk and garbage in the house. the owner knew where the deadbeat had moved, packed all of the junk and garbage up in a trailer, took it to the new house and dumped it on his front lawn. my hero!
rk911 05/10/16 04:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Suggestions for Visiting the Badlands and South

...Since we won't do SP campgrounds or KOA's some more RV park comments would be appreciated... curios as to why no to the state parks? Guess it's just personal preference. If I'm staying somewhere for a week (which is our normal) I want unlimited access to water for showers and laundry, 50 amp power so I can run all the appliances like ice maker, Instahot, Aqua Hot electric, sewer hookups, and all the other conveniences. I even avoid 30 amp sites for the same reasons. We bought a coach with a lot of amenities so we can enjoy them not ration their use. Like I say, just personal preference. first of all I'm not arguing with your personal preference. we all have them. I just want to point out that you may be missing out on a very cool experience in the Black Hills. your Beaver certainly has tank capacity for both fresh and waste water for a week's stay...probably longer. the Game Lodge campground in Custer State Park has both 50-amp electric, a cold water laundry facility and the shower facilities are very clean. most of the RV sites are 50-60 feet long and the space between sites in this park are very generous. if you have a satellite dish you'll have a clear view of the sky from most of the sites. the night sky is something to behold. in the fall it's not uncommon to find Bison grazing along the fence line outside the campground. the Black Hills are our favorite place to go and we hope you'll enjoy them as much as we do.
rk911 05/10/16 10:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Suggestions for Visiting the Badlands and South

...Since we won't do SP campgrounds or KOA's some more RV park comments would be appreciated... curios as to why no to the state parks?
rk911 05/09/16 09:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: what are you paying for insurance?

2016 Itasca Suncruiser (gas) 38Q (39')...about $1100 with State Farm.
rk911 05/06/16 07:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are RV forums dying?

Too much censorship here as far as i am concerned. well, you could always start your own forum and be a laissez-faire owner.
rk911 05/06/16 07:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Suggestions for Visiting the Badlands and South

We're thinking of visiting the Badlands (possibly Deadwood or ??) near the end of our summer trip in mid to late September than dropping S. into NM before heading home in Tuscon. Right now planning ~30 days to get from Billings, MT to Tucson including stops an Santa Fe, NM and Sedona, AZ. Any suggestions on routing, RV parks, and etc along the way would be greatly appreciated. I don't mind paying for good RV parks with reasonably spacious sites that will easily accommodate our MH (44' overall) Good golf along the way is a bonus. Also, if possible I would like to avoid the Denver corridor but that might not be practical. That stretch remind me of the Salt Lake City corridor...100 miles of bad traffic. Thanks for any suggestions. Distant Drums RV park in Camp Verde, AZ is mui excellente! Camp Verde is maybe 20-min south of Sedona off I-17. if you like quiet and open vs. noisy and congestion you'll like Distant Drums.
rk911 05/06/16 07:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential Fridge Question

Recently I was pondering this question. Since we have a side patio with a sliding glass door, I think we'd be OK. But what happens when a residential fridge quits working in a camper and its no longer "repairable"? Everything can be fixed but after awhile, it becomes more costly to fix something versus just buying a new one. Will our nice big residential refrigerators fit through a camper door? I have yet to measure. if we took the doors off of our Whirlpool residential fried and turn it sideways it will fit thru the door.
rk911 05/06/16 07:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Nervous Newbie

Hi everyone! I don't really have a question....yet! lol We've just purchased a 2016 Jayco 27.5' 5th wheel. WE HAVE NEVER OWNED A TRAILER BEFORE...we just got tired of having to find someone reliable to take care of our dogs while we go away. Now we can take them :) The 5th wheel is presently in our driveway and I take the dogs in it every day to get them used to it. I'm trying to gather up a list of what I'll need supply wise to make us comfy in our home away from home. At first, we'll be taking weekend trips to pull thru sites only until we get used to it. We live in Upstate New York so there are plenty of places within a 2 hour drive that we'll want to visit. I can't wait to take our first trip but I won't lie, I'm nervous. Any advice/tips of what you think is a definite must have, please let me know. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Gina. congrats! what's the maximum weight of the 5'er and what are you planning to pull it with? do you know how much weight the truck can pull?
rk911 05/04/16 07:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hard Wired or Portable EMS (surge protector)???

Hello. I am purchasing a class C motorhome and have a question for all. I am torn between purchasing a hard wired EMS vs a Portable version. Can anyone provide any suggestions. I was looking at the Progressive Industries as well as the Surge Guard brands. I know you have to look at Joules and all that stuff. Just don't know whether to get hard wired or portable. If portable, then you have to get a lock guard or something so it does not "grow legs" and if I get a hardwired version, and something happens to it, I am stuck until I get it fixed in order to get power. I am torn!!! Any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated! Not looking for a brand suggestion, just hard wired vs portable. Thanks again in advance! James I went thru the same decision making process you're going thru now. I decided on the hard wired unit for a several reasons. 1 - I'm all about convenience and keeping things EZ. I didn't want to add to the short amount of time I now spend hooking up by including a portable SP to the process. one more thing to store when not being used. 2 - the hard wired unit came with a remote monitor that is mounted inside the coach. 3 - even though we've only had one theft in the last 30-years I didn't want to worry about the portable unit 'growing legs' and walking away. good luck.
rk911 05/01/16 11:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Problem filling fresh water tank

Sounds to me like perhaps there's some water that's stuck in a dip in the vent tube if indeed the tank is empty as you believe. Further filling should cause it to blow out, I would imagine. or ice. if you're in a climate that sees ice try filling with some warmer water and see if that clears the blockage.
rk911 04/29/16 10:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Philadelphia advice

We are full time from the north west and currently working our way up the east coast. We try to keep our itinerary flexible and not plan so far out as to limit our time in an area we enjoy. We will be heading into the Philadelphia area end of may and our not finding any spots close buy. For those who live near or have been there any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance Jw we stayed a bit west of philly in Lancaster county. it's an ez drive from there into philly. we stayed at the Brandywine Creek Campground in our 35' Class A.
rk911 04/27/16 08:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best OTA antenna?

depends on where your permanent site is located relative to the available OTA TV transmit sites. in an urban environment just about any antenna should produce good results. farther out in the boonies you're gonna want something up as high as you can get it. TV is line of sight and since the switch to digital it's even more critical. and if there is anything between your antenna and the transmit point....a forest, mountains, tall buildings...you're gonna need the height. since your permanent why not get a residential style antenna, mount it on a piece of PVC and clamp it to whatever is handy? but before I did any of that I'd replace the coax between your current antenna and the roof connector...probably a 3'-5' length. coax wears out over the years due to UV rays. it's a quick and cheap experiment. if that doesn't do the job I'd check to be sure the amp is doing it's job before I spent $ on a new antenna. and btw, there is no such thing as a 'digital' or 'HD' antenna. ANY antenna engineered for TV reception will receive digital AND analog signals. the receiver in the TV set processes those signals and displays them accordingly. what is different these days is many-to-most of the OTA stations are now broadcasting in the UHF portion of the TV band. adding the Winegard Wingman to your existing antenna will help boost UHF signals to your TV. do some research on that. good luck.
rk911 04/26/16 11:52am Technology Corner
RE: Theft: the bad, the bad, and the really bad

So we are starting fulltime in June. Although I'm not overly paranoid I am cognizant of my surroundings. That being said going fulltime or anytime for that matter leaves "doors open" in and around the RV. What has been your experience whether with you or someone you know of things gone missing as in stolen? I'm running through possible items such as expensive surge protectors, bicycles, etc. along with coming up with my own list I'm starting to create plans to protect some stuff. Cheers! basically if you don't want it to walk away then lock it up. that being said we've only experienced one theft in the past 30-years and that was when we used the MH as our touring vehicle. we left a few things in the campsite at an Indiana state park to show that the site was still occupied and then took off on a drive. when we returned some of those items had walked off. a good hardened steel cable and padlock will help protect the SP or...as we did...get the hard wired surge protector.
rk911 04/25/16 07:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Not being part of the PDI?

I purchased a new motorhome. It was my understanding that the PDI would be done today, and I was to be part of it. I drove 45 mins to be there at 1PM, and the service department wasn't aware that I would be there. They said that the PDI is done by them (they will go through every system, engine, etc.. and test it out and that it would take 7-8 hours which is why they don't have me be part of that), and that they would inspect it and get the items fixed. My walkthrough is Wednesday when I take possession of the unit. They said if anything is wrong with it when I do the walkthrough, it would definitely be covered under warranty and I could get it fixed there, or at 2700 service locations across the country. It seems odd to me that I would not be part of the PDI. Is that normal? Or is it their intention that my part of the PDI is during the walkthrough. The couple of small things that I have noticed they haven't hesitated to say that they would be fix. The unit is brand new, and I did a visual inspection of all systems, interior, exterior, tried things out, and test drove it and am very happy with it, but this just seems akin to getting an inspection done on a house and not being there? the service tech was being straight with you. don't be rushed during your walk-thru. our walk-thru ran about 2-hrs.
rk911 04/25/16 06:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brakes on towed vehicle or not?

Just wondering how many of you have supplemental braking on your toad vehicle or not. Our toad weighs about 2700 lbs. towed behind a 30 ft. Class C 450 Ford chassis so I believe brakes are not legally required. I know many of you will believe that one should still have them. I don't partly because I just don't want one more expense and piece of equipment to fool with and because I know that I'm just not going to stop real fast with an RV regardless. Also, it feel like it stops as well or better than our previous set-up; a half-ton towing a 25 ft. 5th wheel. we do on both vehicles we use as toads...a 2003 Jeep Wrangler (~3200-lbs) and a 2010 Jeep Liberty (~3800-lbs). personally, I think anyone who tows anything heavier than a 10-spd bike is asking for trouble without an aux braking system. suit yourself.
rk911 04/25/16 05:59pm Dinghy Towing
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