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RE: Looking for snow advice - POSITIVE COMMENTS ONLY

Next time try asking for feedback from people who've done it. We have. All the necessary points about equipping yourself have been made. This forum's loaded down with negative Nancy's and chicken little types (and they'll chip in no matter how you word your question). Have fun, not everyone in the world is afraid of winter.
Ductape 12/13/17 05:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mercedes ditching diesels in North America

Maybe they are conceding they can't compete with FCA and Ford.
Ductape 12/13/17 04:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Can I really do this?

I don't think it's advisable to spend 2/3 of your savings on a motor home. How about a lightweight towable to pull. When the motor home is in the shop, where will you live?
Ductape 12/12/17 10:29am Full-time RVing
RE: DW cancer free

Great news! Knowing others who've been through chemo, they all agree it's miserable, at least it seems frequently successful these days. Hope you guys do something to celebrate.
Ductape 12/12/17 05:55am Around the Campfire
RE: Full body paint

Both our rigs with gel coat showed some fading at 4-5 year mark in the Florida Sun. The Surveyor started losing some graphics at around 5-6 years and you could see the difference in the gel coat where the stickers had protected it. The current rig is painted and at 4 years looks indistinguishable from new. It's got something like 8 coats of BASF on it. Ask a lot of questions about the painting process and materials. As someone suggested, if it's done post assembly to a completed unit there likely will be some deficits from that method.
Ductape 12/12/17 05:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Are All Undercoats Created Equal?

Take a look at fluid film. I use it on my trailer frame and truck frame. Apply it annually. The best bet is to buy the spray gun kit for your compressor and spray once a year. It is a lanolin based product and it works well...and you can use it over existing rust. Should you not be the type that likes to crawl around on the ground, you can go to their website and find a local automotive sprayer. +1. Been using it for years. My 1997 F350 attests to it's quality. No rust anywhere up here in the corrosion state... +2. I first found this in the marine industry, used to prevent corrosion on boats in salt water. I spray it inside the frames and all the underbody crevices. It does smell for while.
Ductape 12/11/17 04:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Welding on frame vs. electronics

I did a bunch of welding on our fiver at one time, no ill effects. Didn't do anything special.
Ductape 12/11/17 04:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do I Really Need A Brake Buddy

This thread is on the same arc as every other iteration. Wannabe lawyers arguing the laws or lack thereof. Physics does not care if the thousands of pounds in tow was designed as a passenger car or a cargo trailer. Your coach can't tell the difference between a U-haul and a Civic. You're just advocating careless behavior, prioritizing money over safety. The OP can't even claim poverty, he's already got the brake.
Ductape 12/11/17 03:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Full body paint

Strictly an appearance thing, fiberglass isn't going to rot or rust. That said, I like it. Good paint looks better after a few years. The question I'd have, is it good paint. Ask what they use, how many coats, is it clearcoated? Etc.
Ductape 12/11/17 03:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Offroad tires for diesel towing

Firestone Destination AT.
Ductape 12/11/17 12:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mercedes Sprinter vs Ford E450 seeking opinions

Gas for the Ford will more than pay for Sprinter maintenance. Get whichever one you like.
Ductape 12/10/17 04:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Three season rigs 32-35 feet?

We're thinking new, but would consider used in top notch condition. The thing with buying used is distance; maybe travel a thousand miles to inspect one and then it's not what you hoped... I've seen a lot of RV's looking good in photos but less so in person.
Ductape 12/10/17 09:17am Fifth-Wheels
Three season rigs 32-35 feet?

Hi, everyone. We're thinking of returning to the fifth wheel fold. We like NF and state parks and dry boondocking, don't want to be limited too much in site selection, thus 35' overall cap. Need big tanks, good insulation, heated basement and tanks, dual pane windows. Arctic Fox is the obvious first pick in our minds, with the fly in the ointment being we're on the east coast, no dealers in this region. So far I'm having little success finding shorter rigs with the features we want in the east. Any other brands available in the east that I've overlooked? Plenty of big rig options, but we don't want a forty footer. AF 29-5 Thank you for your suggestions.
Ductape 12/10/17 09:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hauling Running Chest Freezer In Truck Bed

See how much current it draws, you may be able to use an inverter as long as the truck alternator can keep up, which it likely can.
Ductape 12/10/17 08:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Hydrogen NEVER exists in "free air." Hydrogen ALWAYS has to be manufactured. Oh really? Producing hydrogen from fossil is not sensible, I agree on that, it's just moving the carbon around. Electrolysis makes more sense. Efficiencies need to improve and they are. You seem to have the belief that only the technologies that are mature today will be available tomorrow. History hasn't demonstrated that. :B And to reiterate, I'm not a hydrogen proponent. Diesel synfuel is what I'd like to see commercialized. Disclosure: I don't have any financial interest in Tesla, nor do I own any EV. ;) And whatever you do, don't put money in Apple. Personal computers and wireless phones? That's just crazy talk. :W
Ductape 12/09/17 10:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Where do get your destination information?

We use online resources to identify the top attractions, and then we avoid those places. :B Campground hosts and special interest forums are good sources of local intel, or find a good local diner and ask questions. Most people are happy to share.
Ductape 12/09/17 06:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Is Class B the easiest to use?

B are expensive compared to C.
Ductape 12/08/17 07:29pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Same is true of fossil fuels, it's just stored solar power. Conversion of solar or wind to liquid fuel on a commercial basis is what we need. It's not the same. Oil is a fuel as it comes out of the ground. All you have to do is clean it and it will burn. To get H you need to break water to get it. And to break it; it takes more energy then it gives up. You might as well just take the energy (solar or whatever) and use it. This is why steam engines went bye, bye. Why take oil or coal or whatever and heat the water for steam. Just use the oil and use it in a diesel engine. If we ran out of oil and coal the steam engine might come back because we could always burn wood. You're misinterpreting what I said. You're focusing on whether the solar power was input yesterday or a billion years ago. I'm pointing out the difference between gaseous and liquid fuel. Hydrogen exists in free air, some fossil fuels are liquid, other components are gases. Hydrogen or liquid synfuel from renewable energy does not add greenhouse gases. Burning fossil does. Liquid synfuel would have the advantage of non-pressured storage and greater energy density vs. hydrogen.
Ductape 12/08/17 06:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Same is true of fossil fuels, it's just stored solar power. Conversion of solar or wind to liquid fuel on a commercial basis is what we need.
Ductape 12/08/17 01:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Traveling with things on counter

All it takes is one hard stop to avoid hitting something and then there is a mess to deal with. Why take a chance? X2
Ductape 12/08/17 01:23pm Fifth-Wheels
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