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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
RE: Dash Cam

I've been running a dash cam in the RV for 3 years and one in my commuter for a bit over a year. In the RV I have caught an accident that nearly collected me and idiots at Yellowstone posing with bison. In my commuter just a week ago I recorded what nearly turned into me getting int a head on with a wrong way driver. I have an A118-C in my commuter and just bought one for my wife's car too. Very compact and unobtrusive. Sticks to windshield behind the mirror on a car. Under $100 at Amazon. Link to Review of A118 The "C" version uses a capacitor rather than a battery for it's backup power. Should be more reliable. One thing I did notice with the (not an A118-C) dash cam in the RV, is originally I had it mounted in the center of the windshield. The problem is it apparently generated enough RF noise that the GPS couldn't get a satellite lock. I moved the dash cam to the side of the windshield and problem solved.
Dakzuki 09/03/16 12:04pm Beginning RVing
RE: Changing air filter

I carry spare filters int he RV. If I end up getting dusted out, I can do it on the road. That goes for the genny too (and I have fuel filters).
Dakzuki 09/03/16 11:52am Beginning RVing
RE: Why Does B+ Cost More Than Std. C?

The answer may be quite simple. An RV costs a certain amount to design, and manufacture. Manufacturing is a recurring cost. Design is non recurring....you do it once. Class Cs tend to be more popular and thus the design costs can be spread over more units sold, thus dropping the price (assuming similar manufacturing costs of labor+parts).
Dakzuki 09/03/16 10:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: where to put the gennie?

For small generators (Honda 1000 and 2000) I have one of those silly umbrella hats (yeah, the ones you wear) and mount it to the generator. It folds up into a small package and works well.
Dakzuki 09/02/16 09:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Diesel or LP generator

Sounds like time for another dealer if they cannot provide you a price.
Dakzuki 09/02/16 09:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rear Corner Bed- bothersome?

Doesn't bother us at all. We modified linen to fit it just like we modify all kinds of other stuff (including the RV).
Dakzuki 09/01/16 12:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: tow vehicle

Manual transmission Subaru. It must be the manual transmission though. OP said smallest and lightest. Unless you're towing a Subaru 360, that ain't it. LINK
Dakzuki 09/01/16 11:39am Class C Motorhomes
RE: GPS mount

Dakzuki, can you please tell me the item number of the RAM product you have? I just contacted the RAM company and they said they do not have anything that attaches to the rear view mirror, only a cradle. Is that what you have? I want a mount that actually takes the place of the mirror. This is what I have: LINK
Dakzuki 09/01/16 11:16am Class C Motorhomes
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