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RE: Feeling ripped off on the cost of a front break job ?

I'm going to at least try to get them to adjust the bill . I believe they overcharged me for a problem they created. I've had few good experiences when it comes to auto repairs. You need to find a good tame mechanic and stick with them. If you have friends or people you trust that have long term relationships with a mechanic try them out. I used to work at an independent, honest shop. They are out there. When you find one, give them your love and business. Sounds to me like they screwed up the brake job and are soaking you to make it right rather than eating it.
Dakzuki 07/30/15 09:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 30a cord extension, how much is to much?

What is wrong with running it over? That should not hurt the cord at all. Running over cords eventually wears them out internally. The individual strands of wire get broken and can even penetrate the insulation. At the very least broken strands begin to limit the current capacity of the wire. Parking on top of a power cord is in invitation to start a fire. The cord can easily overheat under the tire.
Dakzuki 07/29/15 08:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Winnebago View

We like these but were concerned about storage and toad. There are only 2 of us so the upper bunk will help with storage, we think. We want to pull Wangler, it is 4,500 lbs. Wish they would up the tow capacity. There are people that tow Wranglers with them but I wouldn't recommend it. Fully laden it leaves about 4000 lb left for a toad to stay within the published limits. As far as storage capacity goes, if you are clever you can get quite a lot of stuff in it. We went on a month long trip in ours and we had plenty of room for stuff. We converted our overhead to a dedicated cargo area (from a bed) with a net to keep stuff up there.
Dakzuki 07/28/15 06:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Are dashboard video cameras legal??

Generally, anything that is relevant to litigation is discoverable. If there is evidence that leads to a finding of the facts, the courts typically allow it be discovered and introduced. So if you have a running GoPro on your dash, and your phone beeps announcing the receipt of a text message (caught on audio), and you pick up the phone to read the message (time message read recorded on phone) and you rear-end someone (video of accident caught on camera) while reading the text, chances are quite good that the lawyer for the other side is going to subpoena that GoPro video and your cell phone records and match them up. The lawyer may also subpoena the black box of your vehicle. So, drive safe out there! None of that really makes any difference. Fact one - you rear ended another vehicle fact two - you are at fault, open and shut case Fact 3: A dash cam can get you out of that one if it can prove the rear ended party is at fault. Without empirical evidence it's one party's word against the other and the vehicle that does the rear ending is usually found to be at fault. I got a dash cam for the RV for that very reason. Too many cars doing dumb things right off my front bumper for my liking so I decided to protect myself with video data. I see why truckers have adopted them. They are quite affordable too.
Dakzuki 07/24/15 02:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lexingtons are no longer made?

There could be a few reasons for a (healthy) manufacturer to discontinue a line. Not selling enough, not having access to a chassis to build it on, or replacing it with a product they think will make them more money (profit margin per unit). I have heard of no shortage of E series cab/chassis so I presume it's one of the other.
Dakzuki 07/24/15 11:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: dump valves

To spiff things up, they a little 303 Protestant Spray (plus you can use what's left over for the decals on your RV! What should Catholics do?
Dakzuki 07/18/15 10:41am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hoses for dedicated back flush of black tank

Nobody has mentioned it yet, but be sure to store the hoses separately. All my sewer related stuff is separated from the fresh water stuff....as in different compartments. I've seen fresh water hoses stored with sewer hoses and ....ewww.
Dakzuki 07/15/15 09:34pm Beginning RVing
RE: Led Lights

Is the purpose of this mod more to save energy, or to get brighter lights? I believe most do it for the energy savings, particularly if they do a lot of dry camping, though you can also get brighter, but then that uses more energy as well. One of the primary benefits for us, since we don't dry camp much, is that in two years since switching we haven't replaced one bulb while in the past we were replacing five or six fluorescent bulbs and a couple of G4s each year. Energy savings and reliability. I dry camp a lot and the LEDs help a bunch in that regard. I also had lots of bulb failures, in particular with halogens in the ceiling and the exterior "porch" light. I haven't replaced one since I upgraded two years ago. The ceiling lights are indistinguishable from the OE lights in color or output.
Dakzuki 07/15/15 09:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Keeping Water in My Freshwater Tank During Storage?

City water and no issues. I dump and reload too.
Dakzuki 07/15/15 09:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Winnebago View

BTW, The brain trust for these RVs resides here if you didn't already know: Yahoo Skinnie Winnies View/Navion Mods View/Navion Tech
Dakzuki 07/14/15 09:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Winnebago View

I wonder if this size of rig can be used toadless for longer trips. Depends on what one uses the toad for. Ours is a 4x4 so the Skinnie Winnie can't do that.
Dakzuki 07/14/15 09:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Group 27 battery

In the world of flooded batteries the only true true deep cycles I know of are 6 volt batteries. The 12 volt ones are hybrids which are design to pass a lot of current for starting and do better than a starting battery for utility use. Deep cycle 6 volt batteries are not expensive and will last longer for coach battery use.
Dakzuki 07/09/15 11:04pm Class C Motorhomes
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
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