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RE: FORD GT and the 24hours of LeMans

A coworker of mine has a replica of a Daytona Coupe which goes a long way to scratching that itch. It's a pretty frantic machine.
Dakzuki 06/26/16 10:47am Around the Campfire
RE: What do you do about dirty clothes?

Throw out the dirty and buy some new ones is one plan. This is not as much of a joke as one would think. When we were going on a month long trip my wife had saved up the undies she was going to toss. During the trip they were worn once and disposed of along the way.
Dakzuki 06/26/16 10:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leaving camper unoccupied - help

Since your tow vehicle won't be there, everyone around is going to know pretty quickly you are not there. The knife edge you are going to be walking isn't likely to be thieves and other criminals, it will be all the people who are there legitimately and are angry you are working the system. Why would this be considered working the system if the OP paid for the site? Trying to think of this from a hotel POV which I'm more familiar with. To me working the system is a state park w/ a limited time reservation allowed on site and when the reservation ends a friend/family member w/ a different last name and the exact same equipment takes over.It's working the system because many National Forest, BLM and state campgrounds require that human campers actually occupy the site. An empty trailer or tent doesn't meet those requirements. Correct. They are usually pretty specific about it in their signage too.
Dakzuki 06/24/16 10:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Towable Car

Owners manual and failing that contact the manufacturer directly.
Dakzuki 06/24/16 10:46am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dry camping

Here is a trick I learned when I had a Class B. Don't use a shower head or handheld shower head. Use a kitchen sprayer hose and head which will cost you from ten bucks on up. They put out good pressure and when you finger is off the hold down lever that baby is OFF and you don't drip or waste a drop of water. Also, you will find the pressure seems to be higher than a shower head. Like some one else suggested, fill a gallon jug like a milk carton with water and see how long it takes. We (two of us) get six good showers, shower daily and our 38 gallon tank plus 6 in the hot water tank lasts 3 days, 4 if we take 8 really quick light showers. We wash our dishes over that time period and NEVER use campground showers or toilets. We very seldom stay where there are hookups. You can wash and rinse your hands well with less than a pint of water easily. On our previous RV I put a threaded adapter on the kitchen faucet so a garden hose could be attached. Toss the hose out the window attach a garden sprayer and instant outside shower.
Dakzuki 06/24/16 10:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Why RV different than house?

Just a question. I've only been RV'ing for few years. I follow all this talk on resealing roof, etc. Why is an RV roof so different than the roof in my home? The roof in my house has wet vents, exhaust vents, etc coming through the shingles. Never in years do I ever get up on the roof in my home to inspect and reseal. But with an RV I read this is required annually. Just wondering why the RV roof is treated with so much more care. Thanks. Put your house on a trailer that flexes and then take it for a trip for a few thousand miles at speeds up to 60 mph and see how well it does.
Dakzuki 06/24/16 10:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: master battery switch

Correct. But on different models there may still be some things that the switch does NOT turn off. Refrigerator 12 VDC is one common example. Not on any RV I've seen. That switch is for disconnecting the batteries for storage. In fact on some RVs the off setting is labeled as STORE.
Dakzuki 06/23/16 11:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C under 30 ft. with gas engine

I meant that i liked the overall look to the View. And one follow-up - can a gas engine RV be taken to any repair shop for service? Thanks No. Many places (including dealerships) decline to service RVs for various reasons. The bays not being able to fit an RV bing the most common reason I've heard from folks.
Dakzuki 06/18/16 04:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stove grates rattle

Actually, the microwave dish/turntable should not be left in the micro wave, but placed securely in a drawer, otherwise, it might fly out during a sudden stop. I've i'm involved in an incident that causes the turntable to departs the microwave, that will be a least of my problems.
Dakzuki 06/15/16 09:18am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Front Receiver

How much can a front receiver hold/push? Would be a nice place for stuff like additional cargo. The answer is "it depends" just like rear receivers. I only use mine for trailer maneuvering.
Dakzuki 06/13/16 12:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Front Receiver

I had a custom one fabricated and installed on the front of my Sprinter based RV. A reputable shop will have the skills and knowledge to do it.
Dakzuki 06/11/16 06:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: first time rv - Itasca Navion

Not sure what year yours is but my sensors are pretty accurate and I've had only one erroneous issue which resolved itself (read more than reality) They system on the View/Navion is pretty resistant to fouling. I use no chemicals at all. BTW, you just missed a rally in New York where about 30 of these things showed up. They had clinics on the View/Navion and everything. The best place for all knowledge View/Navion is here: LINK
Dakzuki 06/11/16 12:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Spare Tire....How many of you carry one?

Baja Man, I understand you are retrofitting your rig to accommodate a spare tire. I like your plan to mount the tire under the rig behind the rear axle. I assume you verified that you have enough room underneath and have a good place to mount the spare tire winch. As far as tire-changing tools are concerned, I purchased a 30" long 3/4" breaker bar, a 3/4" extension for the dual rear tire lugs, and the right size 3/4" deep impact socket. The extra long 3/4" bar is strong enough to stand on if necessary. I found everything cheap for sale on the internet with cheap or free shipping. I work on many different vehicles at an automotive charity. The best professional grade impact tools cannot loosen the worst of stubborn lug nuts on simple cars, and stubborn E350/E450 lugs would be worse yet. An extra long breaker bar is the only means to break stubborn lugs loose, and an extra long 3/4" bar will support the weight of a person standing on the end of it. There is also another tool you can make yourself that aids in using the breaker bar. Get a piece of wood (your choice but the following will dictate the size) and set it up next to wheel of your RV. Drill a series of holes in a pattern such that the piece of wood will support the extension when torquing on the bar. Just pop the extension/socket through the hole at the right height. The will allow more energy to be expending turning lug nuts and less keeping things aligned.
Dakzuki 06/11/16 12:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sanitizing Fresh Water Tanks - How to with NO gravity fill?

I can load my water tank with the winterizing system. Just set the valves to the appropriate position and suck water into it using the water pump. I have loaded with water this way from portable jugs. One could suck in diluted bleach this way too if desired.
Dakzuki 05/25/16 10:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: fill MH propane tank

Anyone who refills propane bottles can refill an RV tank. The fittings are the same. I get mine filled at the corner convenience store. Not entirely true. Some places will not fill an RV but will fill portable gas cylinders.
Dakzuki 05/16/16 12:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: **** Dip Stick

I push a button on my dash board and it tells me the oil level.
Dakzuki 05/14/16 10:05am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Why I'm glad I own an RV - Dirty Hotel Rooms

Just got back from a 10 day work trip staying in a hotel. Cardboard walls, being woken up by drunk neighbors arriving after bar closing, being woken up by truck delivering supplies early in the AM, woken by alarm in next building, awoken by police sires, not being able to prepare food the way I like it with ingredients I like (where the hell do hotels buy their bacon anyway?). I've been doing that for 30 years and generally dislike it. I can count on my hands the number of hotels I liked and most of those were not in the USA. My (now) wife when we first started dating thought I was a stick in the mud and didn't want to go anywhere. She hadn't made the connection with my dislike of hotels. When I got the first class C she then realized I only wanted to sleep in our own bed in our own little "house".
Dakzuki 05/08/16 05:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where do you stop for air?

I carry a small 115VAC compressor. They are inexpensive and can easily get to the pressures required for RV tires. I can find space in my "little" RV for it and it has served me well. If you want to go nuts you can mount a 12 volt compressor in the RV with a tank. Of course you must then get air horns to go with it.
Dakzuki 05/08/16 04:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Small class c and no car?

I am wondering if any of you have spent a couple of months in your small class c? Might take it to Florida, Texas or Arizona during the winter. Thanks. We spent a month in ours and could have done two easily (I wish we had). We did have a toad on the trip which made access to many places much easier/possible. We put 100 miles on the toad in none day at Yellowstone. Our toad works well for us. We can get places the RV cannot go. Too bad tiny SUVs have gone the way of the dodo as they are ideal for pulling behind smaller RVs. Nice Trackers, Rockys, Samurais, Sidekicks, etc. are getting tough to come by and good ones fetch a premium price. Unless I stumble into a better toad, I suspect I will be rebuilding the Tracker to keep it going.
Dakzuki 05/08/16 10:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Opinion Needed - Repacking Wheel Bearings and found THIS

If that is from a previous bearing failure the heat has likely changed the properties of the steel....not for the better. Cracks can also begin in divots like that and propagate through the part leading to failure. I'd scrap it for the few hundred bucks involved.
Dakzuki 04/22/16 10:46am General RVing Issues
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