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RE: Which surge protector?

I use the surge guard and have for 10 years...Had it protect a lot of times...Which one is best...I can't say, but as some one said earlier make sure you get the one that protects against more than surges.:C
Gdlow 08/17/14 06:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Boise to Madras oregon

George Miliken road spans between US20 just west of Brothers to Prineville on US26. It is a good bypass if you want to avoid Bend. (which I highly suggest) I have no experience with this road, but generally any paved road with center stripes and fog lines in central Oregon is fine. Zooming in tight with satellite views shows it to be a good road. I see an 18 wheeler on the road via satellite. I wouldn't hesitate to take it! Thanks Guys...Never thought of the sat. views to see and follow the road...I'm never going to quit learning and using something new...:C Took this route and it was a very nice road..but turned on GPS and it took us over thru Redmond to 97 then to Madras instead of going to Madras directly...not nearly as nice of road...AAH...Hindsight...
Gdlow 08/10/14 09:01am Roads and Routes
RE: Boise to Madras oregon

George Miliken road spans between US20 just west of Brothers to Prineville on US26. It is a good bypass if you want to avoid Bend. (which I highly suggest) I have no experience with this road, but generally any paved road with center stripes and fog lines in central Oregon is fine. Zooming in tight with satellite views shows it to be a good road. I see an 18 wheeler on the road via satellite. I wouldn't hesitate to take it! Thanks Guys...Never thought of the sat. views to see and follow the road...I'm never going to quit learning and using something new...:C
Gdlow 08/07/14 02:52pm Roads and Routes
Boise to Madras oregon

Heading to Madras and Google maps says turn right on George Miliken Road to Prineville...does anyone know anything about this road? :h
Gdlow 08/07/14 08:03am Roads and Routes
RE: Question re: shotgun in MH

When seconds cout, the police are minutes away!!!!!!! Amen
Gdlow 07/31/14 02:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Potential RV'ers from Alaska

Gary and Cathy...... I don't know where you live but it seems to me the easiest and most worry free solution would be to get a responsible next door neighbor to check on your house daily..... or a relative...... or anyone you would feel comfortable doing the task. There are three of us with RVs here in my neighborhood and that's what we do..... and have been doing it for years...... never a problem..... with a cell phone you could talk to them daily, if necessary. If there happens to be a problem that arises (or either of you have a question) you can get in touch with each other immediately. This solution is no big deal. Who picks up the papers and gets the mail for you?..... they can do it. You can even re-route your phone number to your cell phone. Like I said "it's no big deal", just come on down here to Texas. Everything is great (except the humidity), but you get used to it. We have tons of "snow birds" who come down here every year and they love it. What's funny is you want to come down here and we want to go up there. Good luck with whatever you decide. We live in Idaho...so no big deal when we leave and we already go to SCW Az. I was asking for my sister who has a hard time understanding there are a lot of people doing already what they want to do...
Gdlow 07/26/14 04:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Potential RV'ers from Alaska

They never go on a vacation during the winter? Did the house freeze up while they were gone for two weeks? Does their furnace have a habit of dieing? When still working we'd take two two week trips a winter to Mexico. Now that we're retired, we've spent most of the last two winters outside. Never had any problems. I wouldn't winterize the house - too much hassel. There are other simpler and less expensive things to do. There are devices that will call your cell or someone else's phone if the temp in the house drops below a certain point. There are lights with temp sensors that can be set up to shine at the neighbor's house if the temp goes too low. Have a neighbor check the house. Hire a security monitoring company. After the initial equipment install, the house is monitored for flooding, temperature, break-ins, etc for $25 per month. It sounds like they either don't want to leave and are looking for excuses, or they just worry too much. BillThey are ones that at times I think they only want to leave, but really don't as they seem to find excuses...but that is there business...They have hired house sitters to come in for a 2 or 3 week period...but they bought Mom's house in Yuma ans at least are planning to go...but are looking to have a full time house sitter...I however like the idea of the monitoring system...that is what we do, but being from Idaho our winters are not as severe...
Gdlow 07/26/14 04:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Waxing

Meguires is an excellent wax and all I would ever use on my '57 Ford. But for a 14 year old dull MH, the Red Max (now Zep) process is the only thing left to give showroom results. Mine is on now for 3 years and I've had to redo the front cap twice (I;m pretty agressive on the bugs) and the entry door once (poor preparation on first attempt). Suggest you do a search for Red Max Pro on this forum and decide. The only people who poo poo it is the people who haven't tried it. I would not use it on a full bodied RV. Common sense should prevail. What a load of BS. Here we have a fiberglass repair tech posting the right way to bring the shine back to a new finish and still the floor wax people think that their coating is better than the "real thing." You talk about how you have had to redo some areas and about poor prep and here is an expert telling you how it should be done, and you still say he has no common sense because you have used an interior floor product instead of doing the job right. The facts are that common sense does keep SOME people from making a mistake. In your case, common sense failed, and you went with what you thought was the easy way out and you had to redo it twice in the last three years. Do it right....do it once. Me, I don't care. there is a reason I wax my vehicles, and take care of the GelCoat and paint. However. For $100.00 per hour. I'll make the OPs look like new. It really blows my mind that people pay all this money for a nice RV, and then never take to the time to care for it, Or want to do it the "EASY" way. Got more money than sense I guess. But then. That's why the repair guy has a nice house, and his stuff always looks like new. Last summer I sold a 10 year old TT. And it looked as good as it did the day it was built. First people I told about it bought it. Their friends accused them of buying a brand NEW TT. Taking care of things ain't all that tough. Fixing them is way tougher. Lol...you guys be careful not to fall off those well maintained pedestals you've got yourselves on. Wouldn't want you to have to come in contact with all us silly, lazy fools down here. :R Happy trails! Pedestal? Nope. Just normal care, and maintenance. See. I can't afford to pay someone like me to fixup the TT. I cost too much. Its the same reason I replace the TT tires every 4 years. I don't like changing tires on the side of the road. On the other hand. IF you don't maintain yours. You WILL come into contact with someone like me. And you might end up sending his kids to college. I really don't understand paying tens / hundreds, of thousands for RVs, and letting them go. That is the reason some CGs have the 10 year rule. But then. Neglect your RV, and it will look like******in 2. And I guess you will be putting "spic, and span" or hard wood flooring polish on the paint You know I am reading these posts quite late as I am looking for a way to remove oxidation...HOWEVER...I have the oxidation despite putting on Nu Finish two to three times a year and having had it hand washed and waxed by professionals every other year in addition to the Nu finish application.
Gdlow 07/26/14 10:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Potential RV'ers from Alaska

I agree, winterize the house, there are companies that do that here, I'm sure there are some there. I agree...the problem is her "Plummer" said they couldn't do it reliably...I say they can by adding glycol to system in a set amount much like a radiator in a car...but would like to know how others do it so I can point her in the right direction...
Gdlow 07/26/14 09:54am Class A Motorhomes
Potential RV'ers from Alaska

My sister and husband want to RV for winter in southern US, but are afraid to leave their home in Anchorage for fear it will freeze up over the winter. Their concern is based on using a boiler to heat their home, and they are concerned about HOW TO take care of it so they can relax and enjoy being out of the cold. I told them that I would see what others are doing that come from like conditions.:h any help/guidance appreciated
Gdlow 07/26/14 08:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace Sleeper Sofa with Recliners

We got our "European style" from Costco...love them...but tough to stay awake on:B
Gdlow 07/23/14 11:36am General RVing Issues
RE: DIRECT TV FOR RV'S

We have the Directv HD digital recorder that we planned to take with us this summer. We have the HD tripod mounted dish for the RV. Any reason the recorder won't work under these conditions? Not a bit...you may have to go thru a setup in your receiver...but not hard...Just know if the dish is different at home vs. what you are taking with you to setup the receiver...
Gdlow 05/21/14 03:06pm Technology Corner
RE: A ***** about the us postal service or lack of

Well I for one have had many many many issues with USPS...some examples: 1...2005..In AZ for the winter...had mail forwarded...after 3 months we quit getting mail..called the post office...they said they were still forwarding...Well when we got home couple of months later...My neighbor came over with a large basket full of mail that they had been delivering to OUR HOUSE instead of forwarding..complained to head man.. 2...this past year we were in Az. again for 6 months...My golf magazines were not forwarded...they USPS said it was the magazines issue...not theirs...Mag...says it is a post office issue 3...I ordered some glasses last summer as well as things off ebay...not one that was mailed to my via USPS made it without getting lost... 4...We mailed Christmas packages from Phoenix...allowed 3 weeks proior for delivery. They made it the first of February... 5...cancelled forwarding and put a hold on mail for 30 days...got home and all mail crammed in box, plus neighbor again had some.. I have a tendency to thing a lot of the people are Id**ts in our local post office...When I was managing plants I would have fired someone as incompetent as they appear to be...:S OH HORRORS! RUN, do not walk away from the USPS! Get away while you can! Never use them again. Let us know when you find something better. Laugh as you will...but I don't use them if at all possible...My wife used them this past Xmas against my advice...Well when the packages didn't get there until feb. she learned that 3 weeks ahead is not enough...and even if costing more will ship from elsewhere..
Gdlow 05/21/14 03:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: A ***** about the us postal service or lack of

I work there and as a mailman we deliver everything we get everyday, now between sending and the carrier I can't tell you. I send stuff to my kids in PA alot and I live in CA and I have never had a problem. I think your situation is one of those once in a while oops! From a post office employee I am sorry! Well I for one have had many many many issues with USPS...some examples: 1...2005..In AZ for the winter...had mail forwarded...after 3 months we quit getting mail..called the post office...they said they were still forwarding...Well when we got home couple of months later...My neighbor came over with a large basket full of mail that they had been delivering to OUR HOUSE instead of forwarding..complained to head man.. 2...this past year we were in Az. again for 6 months...My golf magazines were not forwarded...they USPS said it was the magazines issue...not theirs...Mag...says it is a post office issue 3...I ordered some glasses last summer as well as things off ebay...not one that was mailed to my via USPS made it without getting lost... 4...We mailed Christmas packages from Phoenix...allowed 3 weeks proior for delivery. They made it the first of February... 5...cancelled forwarding and put a hold on mail for 30 days...got home and all mail crammed in box, plus neighbor again had some.. I have a tendency to thing a lot of the people are Id**ts in our local post office...When I was managing plants I would have fired someone as incompetent as they appear to be...:S
Gdlow 05/19/14 11:18am General RVing Issues
RE: DIRECT TV FOR RV'S

Get a HD dish...it can either be on the roof or manual on the ground setup...Not a big thing...We take our receivers with us...all over creation...same programs, etc.All HD...
Gdlow 05/19/14 11:04am Technology Corner
RE: W22 new shocks: Koni or Bilstein ??

From my own personal experience on a W22, the gas charged shocks, Bilstein and Monroes, both seem to be a little harsher for small bumps, like road joints, etc. Since they are gas charged, they already are stiff which transmits some of the initial bump to the chassis. The Koni shocks are not gas charged and absorb the bumps, large and small, right from the first contact. On most roads that have the repetitious road joint bumps, I find the Koni's smoother. All of the shocks do fine for the large bumps but in most cases, it is the continuous small bumps that gets irritating on a long drive. I had the Bilsteins on my W22...gave a very good ride down the highway, but across the bumps jarred my teeth out...or so it seemed...also when going over dips in neighborhood kind of streets..the MH kept rocking for a quite a bit...Went to the Koni's...Ride seems the same, but the softness across the bumps and dip is much much better...doesn't keep rocking on the dips...That alone is worth the money...
Gdlow 05/14/14 09:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Surge Protectors. Do You Use One?

I've ordered a portable surge protector from Camping World and expect to have it by next Thurs. Amazingly, I've managed to be OK without using one during my entire full time RVing career. I now feel that for the cost of one of these units (about $100+) the peace of mind is worth it. If you're using one let us know if it has ever "saved your bacon" on occasion.make sure you have one that runs in the neighborhood of $250+ mine has tripped several times I always use it.
Gdlow 05/09/14 11:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Financing.....

I'm shocked, eight helpful posts without someone telling the OP that if they don't pay cash they shouldn't buy it. I agree with wallynm, if you have the equity in your home (and you can afford the RV payments, insurance and maintenance) a home equity loan usually gets the best interest rates. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy Amazing isn't it... LOL:B
Gdlow 01/10/14 09:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: water supply to Ice maker

You have a MH and you live in ID. So you are experiencing very low temperatures. Are you living in the MH? OR, the MH is vacant but heated with the on board LPG forced air furnace? Is yes to either question, are all the components of the entire water system located in a heated environment? OR The unit was winterized (in some fashion) but the ice maker was over looked? etc etc etc Sorry...for got to add...It is being used in Palm Desert Ca. at the present time...down for the FMCA rally and golf...
Gdlow 01/06/14 11:26am Tech Issues
water supply to Ice maker

Got back to MH last nite and had water running down the side of the MH out of the location for the solenoid for the ice-maker...the small diameter tubing that attaches to the solenoid had separated from the hose type connector...and not having anything to fix it with I just inserted a golf tee and plugged the tubing...Until I can get a part...will this create any issues (other than not using ice-maker)?
Gdlow 01/06/14 11:08am Tech Issues
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