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RE: New Class C's don't come with cab carpeting now?

Mine came with carpet in the cab as an option....removable which is good. My previous RV (Chinook) was carpeted stem to stern and I hated it. I don't know what kind of people they were targeting but anyone that spends any significant time outdoors is going to have issues with carpet. It's a pain to keep clean, tough to sweep, and is tough to dry out. On the Chinook when we were camping in subfreezing conditions we even had the wet carpet at the entry door freeze the door shut. When shopping for the next RV, minimal carpet (zero would be best) was on the requirements list. We use throw rugs in the back. When they get dirty, we wash them...when they wear out we will toss them.
Dakzuki 07/02/15 11:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Mercedes/Sprinter (2007) dash message - ?

There is a specific procedure on mine for checking the oil level. Fully warmed up engine and then let it sit for 5 minutes or so. On mine I can check it form the dash. Overfilling a diesel engine is bad juju.
Dakzuki 06/27/15 10:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Beer!

I think I know what you are looking for....a typical British ale. One is Trooper LINK which is a good session beer. Not cheap but pretty good. It can be found at bottle shops as an import. One that tastes very similar is Seven Seas British Pale Ale. It costs less but I don't know where you get it outside of Washington. LINK
Dakzuki 06/23/15 10:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: question? can you get shocked from 12volt?

Yes you can get a shocked by 12V. Noticeable to the human body - Yes Dangerous to the human body - No If touching the trailer in the rain gives a shock, it could be nothing. But I advise to check your wiring making sure the hot lead is properly isolated & insulated, and ground is proper or you could risk draining your 12V battery. Worst case scenario would be potential for an electrical fire. If everything is in good order, consider unplugging the electric jack when not using it, or adding a water-proof switch to power it. Being a trailer, you can't rule out the possibility that the issue is related to the tail lights. Inside where the bulbs are might be taking on water. Make sure they are properly sealed. Sometimes a wire-sealing rubber grommet has dry-rotted and fallen out. Sometimes the lens can tolerate taking in water. Then make sure the weep holes are clean. You can be killed by 12 volts with sufficient current. A battery is essentially an unlimited current source so if the appropriate conductivity is available, yes it's deadly....the current will do it. I've been nailed by car batteries when my hands are contaminated enough to conduct well....just shock...not enough current.
Dakzuki 06/18/15 09:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: water pressure regulator

you can buy them at the big box stores. spendy but worth every penny Available on line too.
Dakzuki 06/15/15 08:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: winnebago and flush mounted lights

I got rid of all those halogen bulbs and converted to LED. Same color, same brightness, no heat, and no more burning out bulbs.
Dakzuki 06/14/15 11:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: flipping RVs

Good hobby if you like messing around with RVs. I wouldn't count on it being a money maker. His hourly earnings probably suck but if it's keeping him busy and he enjoys it, more power to him. It may well be keeping a few RVs from the scrapped prematurely too.
Dakzuki 06/10/15 10:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: winnebago front cap leak

Water is brown from rust (aluminum frame), the rotting wood inside or both. Most likely looking at an overhead rebuild: budget $1500 to $2000 or more. Aluminum corrosion is white. If there's rust it's from fasteners or steel in the structure.
Dakzuki 06/10/15 10:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: All weather mats or floor liner for Itasca Navion 24J

We use a set of bathroom throw rugs. About 6 of them are good in our J. They are about 42" by 30" I think. They make things very easy to clean. Take them out every few days and shake them. This gives automatic rotation. Wash them as needed. They last about 2 to 3 years before looking bad, so we toss them and get new ones. We use throw rugs in the back too. We also modified a bathroom rug to conform to the bathroom dimensions.
Dakzuki 06/07/15 09:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Illegal GPS mounting

Well heck....since some of you got way off topic...I'll throw this out...guess my Edge CTS monitor that I have mounted in the upper corner of the windshield drivers side is legal ..it's not a GPS monitor...OBTW my GPS monitor is on a bean bag mount & sits in front & below the center fold down back rest. Is there any law that says I can't mount a dash cam up behind the rear view mirror so it's centered in the upper top part of the windshield? If it's not directly attached to the windshield you are good. These laws are idiotic. I'm not sure what they are intending to protect us from.
Dakzuki 06/07/15 12:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Has anyone tried- - - - results

There is a reason you don't see air tabs on truck fleets. What you do see is skirts and tails. Air tabs are merely vortex generators and you can make your own. Buy some plastic angle stock, cut a bunch of short lengths and try them on one side of the RV....they need to be cocked a bit relative to the air flow to do their thing. You can stick them on with double back foam tape and they will stay long enough for a science project. They don't have to be the same shape as air tabs. After a while if they do work you should see a difference in the dirt from one side of the RV to the other. Just to make sure then move them to the other side to account for the variable of one side being more exposed to traffic vs the curb side. Google images of vortex generators and you'll see all kinds of them.
Dakzuki 06/07/15 12:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Travelling with hot water tank full?

I always carry some water. One never knows when it will be needed. I run with about 10 gallons minimum which will get me by if need be. I also have multiple ways to fill water. In addition to my conventional hookup, I keep a 5 gallon collapsible jug I can hike water with. I have a water thief too (and a hose clamp if needed) if I want to hook up to an unthreaded faucet.
Dakzuki 06/05/15 10:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: All weather mats or floor liner for Itasca Navion 24J

The Sprinter is a commercial vehicle so the floor is designed for rough use as is.
Dakzuki 06/05/15 09:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago 24m

When I looked at Sprinter based Class C's a few years ago: Slides add about 500 lbs weight. CCC Cargo Carrying Capacity after occupants, fuel etc. was only 300 lbs; insufficient for my needs. CCC rating has been replaced with OCCC, check this Carefully on any Sprinter based Class C (or Ford based over 30 ft). OCCC New Weight Label OCCC on mine (it has a slide) is 1500. They vary by year and configuration of course.
Dakzuki 06/03/15 01:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago 24m

Steve, I wonder if you could request the 24M with the same floor plan, but simply delete the slide out. It might... - save you money - offer a more solid over-all house - easier access to outdoor storage Does Winnebago offer such deviations if special ordering? Winnebago will do custom stuff but due to it not being a production standard may not be financially viable. I met a guy in a campground that had a wheelchair lift installed in a class A by WGO when they built it. LINK
Dakzuki 06/03/15 01:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: propane extension kits

Not all RVs can accommodate an Extend A Stay due to the tank installation. A custom setup can be fabricated to do the same job.
Dakzuki 06/03/15 01:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: DEF fuel additive for diesel Sprinter

We just bought a LTV Unity MB with the diesel Mercedes Sprinter. Can anyone tell me how often I would need to top off the DEF--or how long I should expect the tank to last? We are planning a rather lengthy road trip next month...and I would rather not carry the 2+ gallon if I don't need it. The vehicle will give you ample warning if you need to reload the DEF. See your MB owners manual for the specifics....don't listen to us. You can get some while on the road if you need it. Lots of diesel vehicles use it now so it's easy to find. Just make sure you know where to put it before you need to find out on a dark night.
Dakzuki 05/25/15 09:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Newbie, looking at 28-30' rigs

There is a thing called OCCC. That is the weight of stuff and people you can put in an RV and stay below it's max gross weight. If you are shopping new you will see a sticker on the RV indicating it. Regarding the brands, one of them has a fiberglass roof and the others are rubber. You can decide which you want
Dakzuki 05/25/15 08:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing a 2 horse trailer

You will likely have better luck with a class A. Most class Cs are not rated to tow that weight. Shopping class As will give you many more choices.
Dakzuki 05/25/15 07:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Illegal GPS mounting

Yea, illegal anywhere on the windshield in CA too. What is ridiculous is if it is physically mounted somewhere else (dash, mirror, overhead) but obscuring the same piece of windshield it is perfectly legal.
Dakzuki 05/25/15 05:34pm General RVing Issues
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