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RE: Appointments

For a while we had doctors in NH, AZ, and CO. Then just AZ and CO.
Clay L 11/24/15 10:47am Full-time RVing
RE: How much hitch drop?

For what it is worth Blue Ox has changed their recommendations for several of their tow bars. Some say parallel to the ground, some say + or - 3 inches and one says = or - 7 inches. My Aventa used to be 0 above and 6 inches below, it is now + 3 or - 3 You can see all of the specs HERE
Clay L 11/18/15 02:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: There's no such thing as Unlimited Data

When we left the road we got Charter unlimited data and 45 gb per second. I have been a heavy user of Netflix in the evenings and my wife and I both spend a fair amount of time on the web. According to my router I have used 178 Gb in the last 20 days. So far I have not been throttled.
Clay L 11/16/15 01:22pm Technology Corner
RE: Where to list an RV for sale?

I used a local dealer after wasting a couple of months trying Craig's List, local paper, and several forums. The dealer sold it in a few weeks and charged 10 percent. He took care of the financing and would have handled the trade in if one had been part of the deal. X10 I sell all my RV's on consignment at the local RV dealership. Because they can offer financing you can just about triple your demographics of who can buy your RV versus you trying to sell it yourself and demanding cash only. That's why IMHO they sell a lot faster on consignment where they can get financing. Not to mention you don't have to deal with looky loo's and unscrupulous people coming to your house and scoping out your property. :)
Clay L 11/13/15 02:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: South Dakota possibly Texas domicile questions

We used Dakota Post in Sioux Falls (was Alternative Resources) for many years. They did a good job. Even you don't use them their web site has a lot of info on the requirements and benefits of SD. See HERE
Clay L 11/13/15 10:26am Full-time RVing
RE: Where to list an RV for sale?

I used a local dealer after wasting a couple of months trying Craig's List, local paper, and several forums. The dealer sold it in a few weeks and charged 10 percent. He took care of the financing and would have handled the trade in if one had been part of the deal.
Clay L 11/13/15 10:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Windows 10 Update Considerations

Regarding the capped data. There is a way to turn the auto updates off. SEE HERE The URL: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-releases-tool-to-hide-or-block-unwanted-windows-10-updates/?tag=nl.e539&s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61
Clay L 11/12/15 11:23am Technology Corner
RE: water pressure regulater

Winnebago's are checked at 85 PSI at the factory. I had my regulator set at 65 PSI According to Winnebago that is fine. I spent a couple of summers with the unregulated pressure at over 120 PSI and the 65 PSI caused no problems. Most household appliances are rated to 85 PSI - a few like my Samsung ice-maker. are more. I don't remember exactly what the specs said but as I recall it was over 100 PSI. The water pressure here where our house is 135 PSI. The whole house Watts regulator was set at 65 PSI by the tech when he replaced the old Watts that had failed before we bought the house. The old one was installed in 1999 and the rebuild kit for it is no longer available.
Clay L 11/08/15 10:42am Beginning RVing
RE: Need water softener in Sw?

In AZ I had to recharge my 8000 grain unit every 10 days (50 grain per gallon hardness) In CO every 30 days or so (20 grains per gallon hardness) I would get the bigger unit if you have room to carry it. My 8000 grain unit would sit just underneath the service bay. A bigger one would have had to sit next to the motor home.
Clay L 11/06/15 02:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need water softener in Sw?

I've seen all kinds of filtration units on RV's. From the sophisticated built in ones to real simple portables. The best one I saw was a top of the line filtration/softener unit but simply put together as a portable. Guy next to me pulled in and brought out a relatively small unit and put it in line within two pieces of hose. Set up time 2 minutes! I asked him about it and was really amazed all the functions that set up provided him for water filtration/softener for the RV. So it doesn't necessarily have to be an expensive built in one. Lots of options out there. True. I had a sediment filter before the water softener. It was in the service bay and connected to the water softener and house water input with quick connects. There was a quick connect on the end of my water hose. When I was ready to hook up the water softener, a couple of quick connects later I was up and running.
Clay L 11/06/15 09:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Need water softener in Sw?

We got one because of the very hard water in AZ (50 grains per gallon) where we spent the winter and not quite so hard water in CO (20 grains per gallon) where we spent a couple of months in the spring and fall was clogging the faucet aerators, shower head and input filters on the Moen kitchen faucet with pull out spray wand. White crud was also building up in the plumbing. For a year or more after we started using it we were still getting pieces of it breaking off from the PEX tubing walls and collecting in the faucets.
Clay L 11/05/15 02:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Heated water hoses, fresh and waste. Whats your solution?

There were times when I didn't want to have to mess with filling the water tank and draining the hose so I made a heated hose. Based on local advice in Grand Junction CO where they have a lot of oilfield workers and sell a lot of heat tapes, hoses, etc, I bought a black polyethylene water hose and a heat tape at a True Value hardware store. Be sure to check the instructions with the tape, because some specify that the tape should not be spiral wrapped, but simply taped along the length of the hose. I used sections of foam pipe insulation with sticky edges - there is a plastic strip that keeps them from sticking until you are ready - to cover the hose with after installing the heat tape. I covered the butt joints with duct tape. In CO at my sister in laws place I also had a five gallon bucket with fiberglass insulation in it and a short heat tape on the upright and hose bib. This served me well for eleven full timing years. Of course I tried hard to never have to use it, but sometimes you just have to be in a cold place for a while.
Clay L 11/02/15 11:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Motorhome Model Year Question

My Freight Liner chassis was built in DEC---the Winnebago "house" was built in June the following year. The Maryland DMV titled it using the Freight liner mfg date-----In other words it is a 1997 titled and registered as a 1996.....I own it so I know its done some places that way. Maryland Effy!!!!!! The local DMV here in Grand Junction tried to do that to mine when I moved from SD to CO a year ago. I even had the federal law printed out and showed it to them. The supervisor said that they were doing what they were taught. I said okay but I will call Denver, give them the info and come back after they get in touch with you to get it changed. She left, but before the clerk finished she came back, said she had called Denver and I was right. She apologized and told the clerk to use the Winnebago ID number date not the VIN date. It may not be done wrong in all offices in Maryland.
Clay L 10/18/15 11:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome Model Year Question

This is from an RVIA document that references the Federal law (at at 49 CFR 565.13(a)). According to the Feds the RV manufacturer determines the model year. RVIA Q & A’s on Split Model Years for Motorhomes How is the manufacturing of motorhomes different from cars? Motorhomes are “multi-stage vehicles.” This means that, unlike cars, they generally are built in two separate stages by two different manufacturers. How is motorhome manufacturing divided into different stages? The first-stage manufacturer, also called the “incomplete vehicle manufacturer,” assembles the motorhome chassis. This typically includes such components as the chassis frame, engine, fuel system, transmission, drive train, suspension, wheels, brakes and vehicular electrical system. These “incomplete vehicles” are then sold by the chassis manufacturer to final stage motorhome manufacturers, also called “completed vehicle manufacturers.” The motorhome manufacturers take the chassis and build the coach body, all of the “household” systems, install the appliances, cabinets, furnishings, plumbing, lighting fixtures and a multitude of various amenities, resulting in a completed vehicle. How do first stage manufacturers identify their vehicles? According to federal law, at 49 CFR 565.13(a), a vehicle manufactured in more than one stage must have a Vehicle Identification Number (“VIN”) assigned to it by the incomplete vehicle manufacturer. One character position in the VIN sequence identifies the model year of the incomplete vehicle. Once it is assigned, this VIN stays with the incomplete vehicle when it is sold to the motorhome manufacturer. The incomplete vehicle manufacturer may also ship the chassis with a “Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (“MCO”). This MCO document provides information about each particular chassis. How do final stage manufacturers identify their vehicles? Final stage motorhome manufacturers continue to use the VIN assigned by the incomplete vehicle manufacturer. Motorhome manufacturers also provide MCO documents with their motorhomes when they are shipped to dealers. The model year of the completed motorhome, which is determined by the motorhome manufacturer, appears on this MCO document. Why do some chassis have a different model year than the completed motorhome? An incomplete vehicle chassis is manufactured before a completed motorhome is built on it. Motorhome manufacturers may buy hundreds, even thousands, of chassis each year. Because of variations in advance purchases of incomplete vehicle chassis, the flow of new product orders, market conditions and new model roll-outs, the model year of the incomplete vehicle chassis is frequently different from the model year of the completed motorhome. What are some examples of model year differences? A group of fifty chassis could be built at the end of a calendar year and assigned that year’s model year by the incomplete vehicle manufacturer. A few weeks later, those chassis could be sold to a motorhome manufacturer. The motorhome manufacturer may use half of them to finish production of one motorhome make, assigning those motorhomes the motorhome manufacturer’s current model year on their final MCO’s. These completed motorhomes would have a model year one year greater than the model year of the chassis. The motorhome manufacturer may later use the other half of the chassis in manufacturing a new motorhome design, assigning those motorhomes the next model year. As a result, their final MCO’s would have a model year designation that is two years greater than the chassis model year. In another example, a chassis manufacturer may decide to skip a model year entirely and designate its chassis one year ahead of the then current calendar year. This could result in motorhomes having a model year one year less than the chassis model year. Who decides what the “official” model year of the vehicle is? The final stage motorhome manufacturer has authority to designate on the completed vehicle MCO the model year of the completed motorhome. See Federal Trade Commission Staff Opinion (March 5, 2001). Is it permissible to have different model years for the chassis and completed motorhome? Yes, it is permissible. The United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has directly addressed this very issue and determined in a formal staff opinion that it is NOT an unfair or deceptive trade practice for the completed motorhome and its chassis to have different model years. In recognition of the fact that the final stage motorhome manufacturer has the authority to designate the model year for motorhomes, the FTC has stated that the incomplete vehicle chassis manufacturer may use the phrase, “Model Year – Not Applicable” on the MCO’s for the incomplete vehicles it sends to final stage motorhome manufacturers, if it so chooses. See Federal Trade Commission Staff Opinion (March 5, 2001). Is the motorhome manufacturer required to disclose the difference between the model year of the incomplete vehicle and the model year of the incomplete chassis? No. However, four states (California, Maryland, Michigan and Wisconsin) require dealers to inform purchasers of multi-stage vehicles of the difference between the model year of the incomplete vehicle chassis and the model year of the final stage motorhome. What information is used by state DMV offices to register motorhomes? When a consumer has a new motorhome registered for the first time, the state DMV will use both the VIN assigned by the incomplete vehicle manufacturer and the model year and make assigned by the final stage motorhome manufacturer for the vehicle registration. All states should title motorhomes using the model year assigned by the final stage motorhome manufacturer. What should I do if a state DMV registers a new motorhome with the chassis model year? If a DMV employee insists on using the incomplete chassis model year, please call the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association at 703-620-6003 for assistance. Ask for the Government Affairs Department.
Clay L 10/15/15 03:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: cutting plexiglass ?

You score it, then snap it ... like a sheet of glass. To make a rounded edge,you score in straight lines. Each score begins to for a curve. Once you have the basic shape, you sand it or use a grinder on a drill. Good answer.
Clay L 09/11/15 09:46am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Here is a topic for you.

I never thought I would want a bidet but as I age and the back and shoulders get stiffer and stiffer, it gets harder and harder to do an adequate job of cleaning. We are going to add a bidet accessory to the toilet in our main bathroom. The water is heated. We already have the highest toilet model we could find. There are risers made for residential toilets and we may add one of those also. The toilet is 17 1/2 inches high and we would like 20 or 21 inches. The one in our motor home was 19 inches high with a two inch riser for a total of 21 inches.
Clay L 09/10/15 03:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lighting the oven

I would take the tray above the burner out and then light the pilot. Easy access that way.
Clay L 09/10/15 03:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sanitizing city water inlet

I used a bleach water mix to spray the inlet and the RV park hose bib. You need to make it fresh often though because it deteriorates pretty fast even though it still smells like bleach. The following is an email from Clorox. "How long does diluted and undiluted bleach last? For the answer to this question, see the clorox@casupport.com email to the Director of WCMC EHS dated February 6, 2003: Thank you for asking about the shelf life of Ultra regular CLOROX liquid bleach. When bleach and water are mixed together to create a cleaning or disinfecting solution, the solution is only good for 24 hours. The temperature of the water does not affect the cleaning or disinfecting abilities of the solution. After the 24 hours, the solution begins to lose needed disinfecting properties. Therefore, it is recommended that for disinfecting purposes, the solution is made fresh daily. Our bottles do not have an expiration date, however, they do have a production date. Once you understand how to read the production date, you can decipher the shelf life of the bottle. Please look below for a chart explaining our production codes. CODE PLANT YEAR DATE MD21002 MD2 1= 2001 002nd day of year A90288 A9 0= 2000 288th day of year We recommend storing our bleach at room temperatures. It can be stored for about 6 months at temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. After this time, bleach will be begin to degrade at a rate of 20% each year until totally degraded to salt and water. Storing at temperatures much higher than 70 degrees Fahrenheit could cause the bleach to lose its effectiveness and degrade more rapidly. However, if you require 6% sodium hypochlorite, you should change your supply every 3 months. I hope this information is helpful. Again, thank you for giving me this opportunity to discuss our product."
Clay L 08/30/15 01:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winegard Traveler Satellite VS ..installation.....

I had an existing manual dish so the hole was already cut but it only took Bill Adams (he later went to work for Winegard as a roving dealer trainer) maybe 3 hours to install my Traveler
Clay L 08/27/15 11:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Long?

We full timed for 11 years and snowbirded for 1 year. We were about ready to stop anyway but health pushed us to make the decision. Great life style and enjoyed those years immensely.
Clay L 08/26/15 11:12am Full-time RVing
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