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RE: Best tire replacement of GY st 225 75R 15

LT = worry free. Been there, done that, got the Marathon tread-tossing tee shirt. I'll never own a set again.
Ductape 10/21/14 07:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Onan 5500 gen - oil change and air filter questions

Good choice. For mine I went to 5W40 synthetic Rotella at the second oil change. I have spent a lot of off grid time with portable generators over the years and in my experience synthetic for air cooled engines pays dividends in reliability and fuel use. YMMV.
Ductape 10/21/14 06:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Are Most Class A Motorhome Owners Hermits?

It seems the only time you see the Class A motorhome owners outside is when they have to take their little fufu dog out to do its business. Can we stay on topic and leave out the passive-aggressiveness You know what they say, people who live in glass trailers...
Ductape 10/21/14 06:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Maybe you guys have an idea?

Freezer and the genny as you are thinking. Solar would cost you more than the 6 hour round trip home. Any processors nearby that would let you rent some freezer space?
Ductape 10/20/14 07:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Need windshield installer in San Diego area

Guardian industries probably made your original windshield. www.customglasssolutions.com When this happened to us the insurance company hooked us up with Guardian, and they recommended an installer nearby who does a LOT of their installations. You definitely want a specialty shop who does these big pieces.
Ductape 10/20/14 07:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: extended service plans

Exactly right Jayco. And as someone else wrote, you're really wagering against the house. The companies offering these have much more information than we do about failure rates and repair costs, and they are not in business to lose money. But for people who value the certainty of the contract vs the uncertainty of paying for the repair, go ahead. After all an RV is completely discretionary spending, so if someone feels better having a service contract, then why shouldn't they have it?
Ductape 10/20/14 07:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Has this ever happened to you?

Kooks don't just aflict MH. I once had a similar experience driving a minivan when some nut case in a Corvette made it his business to impede my progress.
Ductape 10/20/14 06:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Annual Maintenance: Gasser vs Diesel Pusher

You are going to get answers all over the place because requirements have changed a lot over time and the different generations of emission control. In general, newer gas engines require less frequent service than older gas engines, while newer diesels may have more frequent oil changes than older diesels as things like EGR and DPF were added.
Ductape 10/20/14 04:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: average GPM concerns

You are fine. There are no magic bullets to increase mileage, but there is a steady trade in them because there are always a few believers.
Ductape 10/20/14 04:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Today's weirdness....need some words of wisdom

The pressure won't escape from the toilet because the toilet has a valve in it. Unlike a home toilet, it is not going to back up. Lucky you did not have black water coming out the tank vent on the roof.
Ductape 10/19/14 03:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: AVOID Shell station selling tires & gas in Wells NV

As you can see, if all you post is a complaint with no positive contributions, you don't get much credibility. You think a roadside place providing emergency service will be price competitive with big chains? Think again.
Ductape 10/19/14 03:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Resale Diesel or Gas

I don't understand at all the concept of buying what the next owner wants. I buy what "I" want. Thinking of a MH as a financial instrument is a fundamental error IMO. These are a toy and should be bought with mad money. Nobody needs one.
Ductape 10/18/14 09:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lower Gas Prices...Are you RVing More?

We drive the same amount regardless. I probably eat more now. That may not be a good thing.
Ductape 10/17/14 04:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I'm back.

Well, if you want to remind yourself how bad it can be, just ask about gas v diesel, toad braking, or what type of motor oil to use. But as long as you don't make a religious post, it's pretty good. :D Welcome back. Gas is cheap, life is good, get out there and enjoy!
Ductape 10/17/14 03:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to tow our Wrangler?

I know this is just fanning the flames, but nonetheless... IMO it's a specious argument to say that supplemental braking is not (a) required by law, or (b) necessary due to the tow vehicle to toad weight distribution. I say this because I want the best braking my combo can have. If for example your tow vehicle can stop alone in 150 feet from a given speed, do you want the combination to stop in 165 feet if there's an obstacle 160 feet ahead? That's just my opinion, and I know people prioritize spending on safety related items all the time. But if you can afford the TV and the toad... And then there's the breakaway potential. Your money, your choices. I'm not spending all my time on the road wondering if the toad coming at me is braked or not. :C
Ductape 10/17/14 03:41pm Dinghy Towing
RE: just hard to get a RV dealer to take your money

I have never understood why buyers will do business with a difficult seller.
Ductape 10/17/14 03:21pm Beginning RVing
RE: 12V Battery - Connect a dual purpose with a deep cycle?

"So for charging, connect charger red lead to positive of battery who's positive is 12v lead to trailer and connect black charger lead to trailer ground where 2nd battery's negative lead connects to trailer. Thereby its one big battery. Is this right?" Exactly right. If you charge with the converter in the trailer it's no change at all. Just be sure you get the 6V hooked up properly. Every now and then someone switches from parallel to series batteries or vice versa and gets the wiring wrong. Trailer positive lead +- +- trailer ground lead. That's what you want for 6v. I'm sure you know this already, just chipping in in case.
Ductape 10/17/14 03:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dry Camping: Many Power Solutions. What about Waste/Water?

Man you guys work too hard. Just buy a toy hauler with enough tank capacity to stay a week without worry. Just train the women how to take an rv shower instead of a Hollywood 1/2 hr shower. Inquiring minds would like to know which of those two things is most difficult? Is it the buying or the training? :B
Ductape 10/16/14 08:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Leveling a Fridge while on the Road

Well, this subject seems nearly as passionate as the syn vs. dino oil question. In my experience (30 plus years, 4 fridges) not yet having a failure of this nature I will continue as I have been. I level at the campsite. That's all. Often spend 2-4 days in transit and parking overnight with fridge running non-stop. I never leveled the trailers when overnight parked and hardly ever do the moho either, even though it's much more convenient.
Ductape 10/16/14 07:56pm Tech Issues
RE: one night stops

Did it all the time when we had a fiver. Never unhooked or stabilized for an overnight stop in transit.
Ductape 10/16/14 07:36pm Fifth-Wheels
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