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RE: Navion or View what's the Difference?

A couple of points: Regarding Itasca vs Winnebago, there will be no difference in service between brands. They came off same production line and dealers sell both. The only difference is colors of trim. As far as ease of maintenance, I do my own and the MB is easier to work on under the hood than my E350 was. For instance the oil filter it on top of the engine at the front. I've never had a problem finding diesel fuel. As soon as one owns a diesel it becomes pretty obvious. The myth of diesel being hard to find is just that....a myth.
Dakzuki 04/01/17 05:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dash mounted aftermarket GPS

The only reception issues I've had is when I mounted my dash cam too close to the GPS. Can't have both in the center of the windshield.
Dakzuki 03/12/17 06:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2nd battery

There are virtually no true deep cycle wet cell 12V batteries. If you want true deep cycle performance switch over to 6V golf cart batteries. They are inexpensive and widely available. Learn to read you battery voltage and what it means as are as charge and you will soon learn to interpret how "empty" your batteries are.
Dakzuki 03/11/17 06:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Newer RVs that are hard to winterize.....grrrrr

Get the coupling from Campers World that lets you feed air into your water line. Open all drains and blow out the water with about 15 PSI air pressure. This. I use about 30 PSI
Dakzuki 03/11/17 05:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Winnebago VIEW 24V

Had ours since new. No regrets.
Dakzuki 02/23/17 11:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Kayak storage?

Regarding trailers, one can put cross bar on a utility trailer and anything that will mount to cross bars can go on top of the trailer. I just U bolted two tubes across and I can carry 4 bikes on top of mine on Thule carriers. Kayaks would just need the appropriate saddles.
Dakzuki 01/01/17 01:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Kayak storage?

We have an Advanced Elements Convertible inflatable set up as a tandem. It all packs up into a 60# bag and can ride inside the RV. We've had it for about 4 years now. Several of our friends now have them too. It's been a great boat in warm weather and not so warm.
Dakzuki 01/01/17 01:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What would I be missing by buying a 15-20 yr old RV?

If you get old enough, you're going to be bumping into non-overdrive transmissions (Turbo 400s, C-6s, etc). This means your cruise speed can be somewhat diminished and fuel economy can suffer. The up side is both those aforementioned transmissions are very reliable and simple to rebuild.
Dakzuki 11/08/16 04:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Navion or equivalent

We've had a Navion for 5 years now and it's been just dandy. The Ford Transit chassis has a lower gross weight rating than the Sprinter so they have made smaller RVs to fit it.
Dakzuki 10/08/16 01:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: CCC confusion

CCC is not a firmly defined thing. It was left open to interpretation my the manufacturers. There is an official federal definition out there now which is known ac OCCC. (Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity. It is defined as how much people, water, and stuff you can put in an RV that is fully fueled (propane counts as fuel). It is MANDATED that this number is placarded in the RV. This new rule came about maybe 8 years ago. Once in a while the government does something right.
Dakzuki 10/06/16 10:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dry camping with furnace on

In addition to the above info, one can add insulation to retain heat and thus run the furnace less. We have insulated window covers that snap over all the windows and a cab curtain that completely isolated the cab walls from the house (truck cab insulation sucks). We also converted to LED lighting. I have a multi stage power converter which charges faster than a single stage converter. I have two AGM deep cycle batteries which can accept a charge faster than flooded batteries. First thing in the morning I crank up a generator and start charging. I also may crank up again at dinner time depending on how the batteries are doing. I use a Buddy Heater while we are awake. We turn down the heat at night. I drink single malt Scotch. Wife likes Irish. Here is where you can see our insulation setup on two RVs we did.
Dakzuki 10/05/16 11:28am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What are your rules for the awning?

I will often leave it out BUT only when I'm in a sheltered area where wind is not an issue (in the forest, etc) and only when I need the protection from rain or tree drips.
Dakzuki 09/20/16 12:02pm Beginning RVing
RE: Another Solar Install

Nothing against AMG batteries, the 2 Interstate batteries I have are just over a year old. I may eventually go to AMG but I will have to get past the cost lol. The meter is mounted to the left of the other monitors Lance installed Looks like a nice tidy installation. Even if you don't go with AGMs, if you can get a couple of golf cart 6V batteries you will be much better off than flooded 12V batteries. Nearly all 12V flooded batteries are in fact a hybrid design not optimized for deep cycle use like a golf cart battery which is a true deep cycle battery. You will have to get your tape measure out as the sizing is a bit different. I am presuming from the pic that those are Interstate 12V batteries.
Dakzuki 09/17/16 02:45pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Best small electric heaters

The best portable small heater with a fan I have found to date is the little Broan 6201 cube. I had a couple of other small ceramic heaters with fans that I bought at big box stores and they were garbage. The Broan is built like a tank and is very small. For non fan heaters, I have worn out two oil filled heaters (the switch/thermostat assembly overheated and failed) so I now have a Delonghi HMP1500 mica panel heater that I've used for several years now. While slightly larger in HxW than an oil heater it weighs much less. That is our go to heater when we are winter RVing and want it to be dead quiet. We Have the Delonghi plugged into a Lux WIN100 programmable thermostat that sits in an outlet.
Dakzuki 09/16/16 12:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Replace elect awaning with manual

please, I am not looking for pro or con, my elect has a bad motor, and the fabric got damaged in Alaska. This is the 2nd motor, and cost is $450. for the motor alone. I want to know if anyone did it, and how much damage in removing the old one. I know there will be some holes where the elect one is mounted to the side. Just curious. What brand is your awning? Yes, it can be done BTW (no, I haven't done it) on an externally mounted one. A recessed one would be more problematic (like Bigfoot RVs have) when changing awning types. Unbolt old awning hardware and install new. Some filling of now unused holes and drilling new ones may be required. If you take the plunge, get a good one if you are planning on keeping the RV for a while.
Dakzuki 09/14/16 09:57am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 5 Tools You MUST Have To RV

I haven't noticed tire pressure gauge mentioned. Considering the danger and potential damage of a catastrophic tire failure, I consider it a must have. I also have the means to air up the tires.
Dakzuki 09/09/16 12:14pm Beginning RVing
RE: What do you use to raise height of your chairs?

I understand your dilemma. Everyone with a Ford chassis class-C (maybe Chevy/GMs too) with front seats that swivel suffer the same issue. I don't know of any supplier that offers a swivel seat base with vertical adjustment. I don't know about the Sprinters. The Sprinter has the same issue but apparently to a lesser degree. It helps that the seats raise and lower on mine. I drive with them on the lowest position and raise them all the way when spun around. They are a bit low when spun around but I don't find it objectionable. They are great for kicking back and reading a book.
Dakzuki 09/07/16 07:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sprinter motorhome boondocking

Looks like only one post by someone who actually has a Mercedes Benz Sprinter motorhome. All other posts really seem off topic. The thread has evolved to a different discussion, but the initial OP was asking about the amount of time one can boondock/dry camp with specific tank sizes. That is not dependent upon the brand or model of the RV - it is only dependent upon the tank sizes. And even if folks have a different tank size, you can extrapolate from their usage what the usage would be with your tank size and your usage variations. Yup. Tank size and how the tanks are used. Pure and simple.
Dakzuki 09/05/16 12:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Broken Skid Plate - Replace with wheels???

My dad had a hitch mounted wheel for years. It worked great. Sometimes it used to make a resounding clang when it would hit while loading or unloading from ferries. It sure got the deck crew's attention.
Dakzuki 09/04/16 07:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dash Cam

In places like Russia dash cams are mandatory,,watch and see why https://youtu.be/3vmlBfaIgjw Motor vehicle accident fraud is rampant in Russia which makes dash cams so popular.
Dakzuki 09/04/16 11:50am Beginning RVing
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