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RE: Carrying an extra propane tank

Maybe I am missing something. Why carry an extra tank? I use my on-board RV tank, with a T and a 25 ft length of hose. That will run my BBQ or outside Coleman stove and when needed I fuel it up. I just don't see the need to carry extra's. And if nothing else, if it's inside it's a PIA to get around. Gary Haupt The ability to operate independent of the RV has its advantages.
Dakzuki 07/24/14 01:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Corner Bed Help?

I fail to see all the big problems. We have a rear corner bed and it works just fine. As with everything in our RV, it is a compromise so everything fits in an RV under 25 feet. We sleep like babies in the RV and the minimal extra work dealing with a bed in the corner is a worthy trade for all the benefits it brings to us.
Dakzuki 07/24/14 12:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Carrying an extra propane tank

One doesn't have to carry 20 lbs tanks. I have a couple of 11 lb tanks (same height, just skinnier). Lighter and easier to store.
Dakzuki 07/24/14 02:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Using a Ceramic Heater

If looking for a ceramic cube heater to date the best I have seen (and own) is the Broan 6201. LINK I also have a Delonghi HMP1500 mica panel heater which is both light weight and silent (no fan). The down side is the size and it requires floor space. We use the mica heater when we know we are going to be running heat plugged in and won't be cramped for space. The Broan stays in the RV full time so we can use it as needed.
Dakzuki 07/23/14 08:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Navion/View 24M Couch Bed comfort??

There have been issues with the air mattress in the past. Not sure if they were resolved. I have a J and we find the corner bed to be just fine. No need for a topper. As Bob/Sharon said. Go to the Yahoo group. That's where I started when I was researching View/Navions. BTW, in 2015 the J bed adds 5 inches in length. Not sure if that would affect your choice but it's info.
Dakzuki 07/22/14 05:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cooking with kiln-dried wood?

KD is just that....dried in a kiln to accelerate drying.....standard practice up here in the Pacific Northwet. I wouldn't hesitate to use it for cooking although alder is a local favorite.
Dakzuki 07/21/14 09:48pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Best West Coast RV Campground

We stayed at a state park near the Folsom Reservoir which was nothing to write home about but riding the bike trail was the destination. It is at the uphill end of the trail so you'll have a climb (pretty good ad the end) heading back. That trail is really nice. I discovered it when on a work trip. I had a road bike so I was riding it daily. One of the best paved trails around.
Dakzuki 07/21/14 09:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Brake pad smell after long downhills

In an RV you need to use a lower gear when descending. As others have said, harder applications with time OFF the pedal will give them a better chance to cool. Do not ride them. If the pads are worn replace them. Make sure your rear brakes are working too.
Dakzuki 07/21/14 09:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: DEF Fluid in MB Diesel Engine?

First off, your owners' manual is the definitive source of information on your vehicle....not an RV group. You need to learn what those indicator lights mean and what to do with them. The Sprinter manual is very complete and informative. Read it and become familiar with your vehicle. It is a wise investment in time. I have the older (big) DEF tank. If the light comes on I put DEF in. If I'm going on a big trip I may throw some more in so I don't have to worry bout it on a trip. Mine will give me 20 starts after the DEF light comes on. DEF is Diesel Exhaust Fluid. It is a urea solution that is injected into the exhaust (in conjunction with a catalyst) to help reduce oxides of nitrogen.
Dakzuki 07/20/14 05:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Watch What This B-787 Dreamliner Can Do?

That was more or less vanilla flying.. Though I do admit the assent looked a bit steep. (But without a load it can do that).. That was not a clean out the undies flight by any means. I think it is rockwell that made one of the more impressive planes... Watch the movie Firefox (A russian plane that is "Thought controlled") the prototype platforms they made are voice, not thought controlled.. but they make that movie plane look like a WW-I Bi-Plane. quite frankly. That most certainly is a clean your undies flight for those not used to this kind of flying. I am involved in flight testing transports and it's no picnic sometimes. We lean on them pretty hard when working at the edge of the envelope.
Dakzuki 07/18/14 09:47am Around the Campfire
RE: 2000 Tioga, Ford chassis, tongue weight question....

Not always. Factors on the RV itself may impact those ratings. My Winnebago has a 2" receiver and a 5000 pound pull weight, but Winnebago has put a 350 pound tongue weight limit because of the frame extensions. Correct. Frame extensions installed by a coachbuilder get a a vote irrespective of what the hitch (which is often of third party manufacture) is rated for. Always check the RV manufacturer's specs for your particular RV.
Dakzuki 07/10/14 12:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wonder when the Transit chassis will be used for "C"s

The Transit is near the same gross weight as the I-5 Sprinter and Winnebago managed to make an RV out of it. The V-6 chassis is 11030 lbs which is significantly more. It's doable and I'm sure we'll see one. The E series cutaway isn't going anywhere as yet so I'm not expecting a gross weight increase on the Transit any time soon.
Dakzuki 07/10/14 08:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How to save tank space?

Bathe less, take navy showers, and outside showers if you can. Clean dishes outdoors as if you were tent camping. Use of paper plates will cut down on washing. I carry 5 gallon collapsible jugs and can suck water out of them with the winterizing hose to load the fresh water tank.
Dakzuki 07/08/14 12:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: Water tank drains ?

I would think it has a drain as it's a Winnebago. You may need to look for it. Some are harder to find than others.
Dakzuki 07/08/14 11:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Ride comfort

I find noise very tiring. We put that waffle material between every dish and pot or pan we have. Also bungee any door that can rattle.Yes, here too. We place a paper towel in between certain pans. For our dishes, we switched to Corelle initially because they stack so small & tight for space sake, but we learned that since they stack tightly, they don't rattle. We also line all drawers and cabinet bottoms with the foam-like shelf liner as shown. I added chair leg bottom felt pads on the rooftop antenna so it would not tap-tap-tap on the roof. I eventually took apart our TV and added numerous pads inside it so the RV shielding sheet metal inside would not resonate. A few other touches inside and our rig runs fairly rattle-free, quite satisfactory. It did take some determination to get it good after the obvious noise makers got addressed. Ron, Get some strips of that thin rubbery shelf liner stuff and put it between the pots and the lids. It will stop that potential rattle.
Dakzuki 07/04/14 12:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ride comfort

Until my wife and I can retire, the long distance trips we want to take are going to have to involve alot of driving to get to our destinations. 8 hrs or more driving per day. What can we do to make the ford chassis more comfortable, and less of a tiring affair? Seats, seats, and seats. Some vehicles I am fatigued at 3 hours and some I can drive a full tank without stopping. Remember, cushy doesn't always mean comfortable. Support in the right places is king. Adjustability is also a big plus. The lateral stability in my Sprinter RV is better than my previous E350 based RV. I suspect when Ford gets around to a heavy duty Transit cutaway folks will see similar improvements in stability. The E series front suspension is prone to bump steer so when it rocks you get a steering input whether you like it or not. That causes the driver to have to make an input to correct for it. You can read on the forums all the read on this forum all the methods used to tame E series vans. It can be done.
Dakzuki 07/04/14 12:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Trend - First Drive Impressions

I've seen smaller OCCC capacities on a few other "C"s. I've read about some at 800 pounds, which is barely enough for a driver, passenger, a full FW tank, and some bedding. Because of the small GVWR, there are some engineering compromises, but not as many as the Travato. The only real stickler I see is that the generator is the QG 2800, which is rated to power the rooftop A/C with 300 watts to spare, and that I don't really mind, because I am used to flipping the A/C off when nuking something, and the smaller QG generator uses less fuel per hour, so I have a longer run time. What I'm curious about is how sleep-able the rear queen is (especially with the headboard that lifts up), as well as the drop-down beds. Since I'm single, I don't need to worry about bumping over someone to get to the bathroom. The two of us sleep in the rear corner bed of our Navion 24 J (same size bed) and like it just fine.
Dakzuki 07/04/14 10:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Trend - First Drive Impressions

"The RV has decent OCCC for its size so two 6 volt AGM batteries would be ideal (if the space could be made available). " How does a mere 1,170# of OCCC equate to "decent"? :h That number at best is a joke, who or what are you going to leave home? :S The numbers I saw were: 2014 Trend 23L = 1437# 2014 Trend 23B = 1302# For an RV that size it is quite workable. Lots of folks don't carry massive amounts of stuff when RVing.
Dakzuki 07/04/14 10:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Weight and capacity question

Remember to check the OCCC. That number is how much stuff you can carry no matter what the gross weight is.
Dakzuki 07/04/14 10:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How long have you had your C?

We had a 1972 Chinook in the family for nearly 30 years. The Chevy van in was built on had rust issues but the house was OK.
Dakzuki 07/04/14 09:36am Class C Motorhomes
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