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RE: Towing with Winnebago View or Itasca Navion

I pull a cargo trailer or a 2000 Tracker (or nothing). We pulled the toad on a month long tour of western states and national parks. This included running the Utah 12 Hogsback. No worries. We were very glad we had it with us. We put 100 miles on it in 1 day at Yellowstone and having a 4x4 was nice for rough terrain.
Dakzuki 11/26/14 09:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Chinook ... and upgrade advice..?

We had a Chinook. Best upgrade would be to get rid of the carpet!!!
Dakzuki 11/26/14 09:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fair Price Off Of MSRP

I would think you have better leverage when purchasing an RV off their lot. And to me "fair" is only how you want to feel after you purchase. If you order from them, the dealer has their money tied up for a smaller amount of time (if at all) thus costing them less on their line of credit. I got quotes from Lichtsinn, Lewis and a local dealer for a factory order on my 24J. Lewis was cheapest (they beat Lichtsinn by a lot) and the local dealer the most expensive. I told my local dealer the quote I got from Lewis and they came within $600 so I stayed local. I ended up at 26% off MSRP.
Dakzuki 11/26/14 09:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Snow chains for small class C

Do try them on before you need to. You really don't want to learn in the snow. It's quite easy to roll the inside wheels up on 2x6's to elevate the outers- but you probably knew that. ...and get some extra tensioners.
Dakzuki 11/21/14 11:46am Class C Motorhomes
RE: cold weather camping

How many out there camp in sub freezing temperatures? Only in a tent. Never in a RV I've done both. I still am perfectly happy RVing in sub freezing temps.
Dakzuki 11/16/14 08:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: 12V or 6V Batteries - Which charge Better?

I went with Trojan Group 27 AGM in my motor home for similar reasons. I have PD 4645 multistage converter. I have found that the battery charges fairly quickly using the genny. Not sure, I am no battery expert, but I believe AGM's are more efficient. I can tell you, though it was expensive, the battery is a brute when it comes service. AGMs are more efficient. They have less internal resistance so less energy is used to create heat when charging and (more importantly) discharging. I prefer to use the energy of the batteries to run my RV lights etc rather than heat the underside. That internal resistance is also what factors into charging times.
Dakzuki 11/07/14 12:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 12V or 6V Batteries - Which charge Better?

This is our 4th RV. I keep saying "when these batteries go, I'm getting AGMs". But each time we replaced the RV before the batteries went. When these batteries go, I'm getting AGMs. :) Mine went. I got AGMs.
Dakzuki 11/07/14 12:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 12V or 6V Batteries - Which charge Better?

The above comments raise an interesting question: Is there any performance difference between using two 6V wet cell batteries versus using two 6V AGM batteries in an RV? AGMs charge faster assuming you don't hit the limit on the charger.
Dakzuki 11/07/14 12:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leveling System - Sprinter

You'll get better info asking your question here: Skinnie Winnie Yahoo Group Most folks there seem to have HWH.
Dakzuki 11/02/14 02:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Comfortable distance from Radiant Propane Heaters

I would never own a Mr. Buddy heater. Something about a design that puts a high pressure propane tank less than a foot from a red hot flame - has me worried. Just like a my propane lantern, grill, and camp stoves.
Dakzuki 11/02/14 11:30am General RVing Issues
RE: carpet cleaning an rv

In my old Chinook I paid to have it done and was very happy with the results. They did the carpet and all the upholstery. Worth every penny. My current RV has almost no carpet which is an even better solution for us.
Dakzuki 11/01/14 01:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Small utility trailer to tow

I have an open 4x6 utility trailer I sometimes tow. Backing it with the RV is a pain so I put a front receiver on the RV and I can now maneuver it easily. I put bike racks on the top and tongue of the trailer so I can carry 6 bikes if need be. Mine is 3000 lbs gross weight which is overkill for what I usually use it for.
Dakzuki 11/01/14 12:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wheel covers

I took mine off. I hated the creaking and squeaking.
Dakzuki 10/27/14 10:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: DEF addative

You DO know that DEF is NOT a fuel additive.....right? In fact, it's not even an additive as you don't add it to anything. It is used just as it comes out of the jug. I get mine at Walmart for a little less than $12 for 2 1/2 gallons. My DEF tank holds 13 gallons and I'll usually wait until it gets down to about a half tank (approx 6 1/2 gallons) and I'll buy two of the Walmart boxes (5 gals). I can get about 100 miles to a gallon of DEF. Don't confuse this DEF with a fuel additive. It does NOT go into the fuel tank as it has its own. The fluid is used in the catalytic converter to increase the temperatures so that it will burn any unburnt fuel in the exhaust system. After 7000 miles, I can run my finger around the "inside" of my tail pipe and my finger comes out perfectly clean. No soot or carbon what so ever. Ron That's not the DEF making your pipe sootless, it's your DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter)
Dakzuki 10/26/14 12:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: DEF addative

Info here: DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid)
Dakzuki 10/26/14 12:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: bubble on over hang class c

Yes, you should be concerned.
Dakzuki 10/22/14 11:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can tow or Can't tow?? So confused.

All the earlier View/Navions are rated to tow 3500 lbs. Later models are rated for 5000 but usually end up limited to about 4000 due to combined weight rating. Your very experienced RV person is misinformed but don't listen to us. Winnebago is the final arbiter as to what you can tow. Go to their web site or call them directly. The best source for things View/Navion is here Skinnie Winnie Yahoo Group
Dakzuki 10/21/14 12:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Batteries: Two-6V In Series, or Two-12V In Parallel ???

Ron, What kind of converter do you have? Is it a multi-stage charging unit? If it isn't I highly recommend you change over to one. They are not inexpensive.I believe our inverter has a 3 stage charger so I think I'm good there. It seems the Interstate battery is a bit better than the equivalent Duracell, but I may get the Duracell anyway to avoid traveling so far to get them, and the Duracell are $50 cheaper for the pair. I seem to recall the Interstate is 474ah and the Duracell is 448ah at whatever the measurement. If I have a problem with the Sam's Club Duracell under warranty, I should be able to replace them on the road much easier. That should have said not expensive, BTW. A PD4645 (which is what I replaced mine with) can be had for under $200 from Amazon. It would be a good idea to confirm your converter is a multi-stage unit. The benefits are considerable.
Dakzuki 10/19/14 11:46am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Batteries: Two-6V In Series, or Two-12V In Parallel ???

Ron, What kind of converter do you have? Is it a multi-stage charging unit? If it isn't I highly recommend you change over to one. They are not expensive.
Dakzuki 10/18/14 10:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Who pulls what toad behind their class C?

2000 Tracker 4x4.
Dakzuki 10/16/14 09:32am Class C Motorhomes
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