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RE: Does costco give discount off of posted fuel price.

If I were a RV Park owner I would make it known that no one can charge their Electric cars without some form of payment. Costco Visa card gives 4 percent off at Costco fuel stations. that'll come, maybe sooner rather than later. someone has to pay for the energy..ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
rk911 01/05/17 09:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Does costco give discount off of posted fuel price.

...For the vast majority it takes 20 seconds to charge. 10 seconds at night to plug in and 10 seconds in the morning to disconnect. For us that is about twice a week. 20-seconds to charge or 20-minutes? and I'm assuming that's at 240-volts? Yah, a bit of a play on words, 10 seconds to plug in and 10 seconds to unplug, meaning I don't care how long it takes during the night to charge it only takes me about 20 seconds to do the connecting and disconnecting, However in answer to your question, if our leaf (30 KWH battery) was completely empty, (never the case) it would take about 4 to 5 hours to recharge it. It has a 6,6 KW charger. And yes that is using a 240 connection. Our other car has a smaller battery but also has only a 3.3 kw charger so its about the same. Really we tend to charge when they get to 30 or 40 percent of charge. At a commercial CHaDemo charger it charges at a 50 KW rate so 30 minutes to 80 percent. Our leaf has a smaller battery than say a Tesla or a Bolt. For those who need more range they can go that route. For us 150 to 200 KM is more than ample range. If you get a medium range EV like our Leaf make sure you get the CHaDemo Quick charge option (standard on all new leafs) so in a pinch if you have a longer trip it charges quicker. That hasn't happened for us yet. Leafs are also cheaper and depending on where you live (country, state or province) they can cost in the mid 20's vice the mid 30's to a lot more. Shorter range EV's 120 KM and shorter can be purchased for around 10,000 used although some 5 year old EV's have a TON of mileage on them. Some not. Remember, people buy these as commuter so some put 25,000 to 40,000 or more kilometers per year on them. ok, thanks for the clarification. we're not really interested in an electric car until we can get roughly 300 to 400-miles on a charge and a re-charge takes about the same amount of time it takes to fill the gas tank. not likely to happen in my time but you never know.
rk911 01/05/17 09:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Does costco give discount off of posted fuel price.

...For the vast majority it takes 20 seconds to charge. 10 seconds at night to plug in and 10 seconds in the morning to disconnect. For us that is about twice a week. 20-seconds to charge or 20-minutes? and I'm assuming that's at 240-volts?
rk911 01/05/17 08:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Locked or Unlocked

Sounds like Texas needs lot guards. Messing with a man's truck could be terminal. it sure needs to be.
rk911 01/05/17 08:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Does costco give discount off of posted fuel price.

So we were at Costco again today and once again noted that there was about a fourty five minute wait to get fuel again. We decided to swing the pump to see what the price was and it was 2,36.9. We swung by the Valero about 3 Km away and it was 2,38.9 with minimal line, maybe one car. Is there an additional discount at the Costco that we don't know about. These line ups are common. Just trying to figure out if these folks are waiting 40 minutes plus to save 60 cents. Thanks in advance. no additional discount but get the Gas Buddy app and save yourself from running around to check gas prices.
rk911 01/04/17 09:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Greater Chicago RV show

No. The one in the city is geared more toward boating! Very few RV's were there when I went. Go to the one in Rosemont. Plus you don't need to deal with the city and it's traffic! the McCormick Place show starts on Jan 12th and is mostly boats with some RVs. the Rosemont RV Show is in mid-February. there's a new RV show timed to compete with the McCormick Place show. It's being held in Schaumburg, IL.
rk911 01/04/17 01:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for a space heater

I'm in need of a space heater that has a thermometer that can be set at 40-50 degrees. This winter is looking to be cold and I don't want to have to worry about the lines freezing. I'm hooked up to shore power so that's why a space heater would be great if I can set the temp low enough to have it run 24/7. I also don't want to winterize it because we do use it during the winter. Thanks! since you have shore power just about any residential 1500-watt heater ought to do the job although you might need a pair. a 60-watt incandescent bulb left powered on by your water pump ought to be on your list as well.
rk911 01/03/17 05:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: How many don't pull a TOAD behind their coach?

Stop at stores between destinations to replenish food, booze, paper products as needed. We would rent cars at some destinations to see the sights. It worked for a while but we now tow and it is much better. that was us. our first MH was just 26' making it easier to use for side trips. we did that for 14-yrs. the next 3-yrs were in a 35' MH and that was more problematic. we were getting ready to buy a new car in 2003 and since it was my turn i opted for a Jeep. fun to drive and EZ to tow.
rk911 01/01/17 08:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many don't pull a TOAD behind their coach?

I'm curious, if you don't pull a TOAD and I see many who don't. What do you do about food shopping, doctor visits and performing general trips associated with travel? Of course when I see motorhomes not pulling a TOAD I have no way of knowing if that's their normal configuration? But if you don't pull a TOAD I'd love knowing how you make it work? Thank you we didn't for the first 17-years (1986-2003) and got along OK. then I woke up and realized how much better RV life could be with a toad.
rk911 01/01/17 06:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential Fridge

We are going to be upgrading soon and noticed that a large number of the new 5th wheels come with residential size refrigerators. Was wondering if you had to have it replaced how do they get them out? They look too large to come out the door. the residential fridge in our MH is counter-depth and will fit thru our main entry door with the fridge doors removed.
rk911 12/30/16 12:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Security systems

Put a "Beware of Dog" sticker on the door! a buddy of mine did that...sorta. he had a huge chain connected to one of those spike collars attached to his 5er alongside a very large bowl of water. this to give the impression that dogzilla was on the premises. he reports never having any sort of problem with thefts or intruders. cause and effect? you decide.
rk911 12/30/16 09:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Security systems

Alarm clicky 1 Alarm clicky 2 Alarm clicky 3 you're welcome. :)
rk911 12/29/16 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Security systems

We are newbies, only been camping since 2005, but we have never had a problem. We stay in State, Federal, nice private, and some of the diciest private places you could imagine (you know the ones where none of the "motor homes" could actually motor). Maybe we are just lucky? Still we do make sure everything is locked up tight when we leave and we have a ferocious YorkiePoo that weighs all of 9 pounds to defend the place. X2 for us. in 31-seasons we've had just one theft at an Indiana state park and that was 28-years ago. take reasonable precautions, carry insurance and don't fret.
rk911 12/29/16 11:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Vanity Plates

...here in Illinois we have two types of "vanity" plates...vanity and personalized.... I'm curious - what is the difference in Illinois between "vanity" and "personalized" ? in Illinois a vanity plate contain up to 3 numbers or 1 to 7 letters only; while a personalized plate contains both letters and numbers.
rk911 12/28/16 01:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Vanity Plates

I was reading a post about naming your RV. Everyone has their unique name and reasoning for it. We are about to get our new Phoenix Cruiser 2100 and the DW now wants vanity plates for it. In Missouri we are allowed 6 characters, not counting a dash (-) and it seems the obvious ones are taken: CRUZER, CRUZIR, CRUSER, CRUSIR, CRUZEN, etc. Anyone have any thoughts? Did you get personalized plates? How did you find a unique combination beside his & her initials. Need a bunch of help here. thanks our MH's have always been The Banana Boat..we're currently driving Banana Boat III. we never considered vanity plates but I have considered applying a vinyl decal across the back. here in Illinois we have two types of "vanity" plates...vanity and personalized. each carries a premium over the regular fee.
rk911 12/27/16 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: What do I flat tow?

My transmission is NOT manually selectable but fully towable. It is electronically selected with the push of a tiny little button. It all re-engages with another push of that same button. Maybe that's all you mean by manually, but it sounds like you mean that there is a lever somewhere. that's the definition of manually selectable...you control it or, if you like, it can be controlled. you're probably thinking of mechanically selectable. my '03 wrangler is mechanical while our '10 liberty is similar to yours. both have a neutral position.
rk911 12/25/16 06:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What do I flat tow?

...As others mentioned the jeeps have to have the correct transmission ( active drive II I believe). We now own the Grand Cherokee overland. Tows great. I wouldn't worry what Jeep calls their transmissions...names can easily be confused. just make sure that the transfer case has a manually selectable neutral position. "make sure" means having the sales critter demonstrate that for me and then follow-up by checking the user manual section for 'Recreational Towing'.
rk911 12/25/16 03:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is gas available at the truck lanes at Love's/Flying J?

Frankly I've never looked. Is gas available at the truck lanes at truck stops or do they only have diesel? I just purchased a gas rig with a dinghy that would difficult to get through most the car lanes. no gas in the truck lanes but most Flying J's have a pair of RV lanes. we're close to 60' long with the toad and use those all the time.
rk911 12/23/16 11:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric fireplace quits

Our electric fireplace quits heating after 5-10 minutes. It won't heat thereafter unless we shut it down for awhile and then restart it where it will run for another few minutes and will stop heating again. Our dealer says they ran it up to 90 degrees inside and there is nothing wrong. Yet we run the unit and it won't run more than a few minutes. I think it has a faulty thermostat but the dealer says no it's fine. Ideas?? Joe some random ideas in no particular order.... - assuming dealer is right maybe you're not setting t-stat high enough and unit is functioning properly. try setting t-stat for 95-deg or whatever highest setting is. - if it always shuts down after 5-10 min then that can be duplicated in front of dealer or is this an interrmittent problem? - find a different dealer
rk911 12/22/16 09:49pm Tech Issues
RE: What do I flat tow?

The Equinox and Cherokee are beautiful vehicles inside with lots of room for passengers. The Cherokee would give you off-road fun. They are both towable with automatic transmission. be sure the Cherokee has a manually selectable neutral position in the transfer case.
rk911 12/22/16 01:57pm Class A Motorhomes
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