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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
RE: Night Light Alternative

You could also use one of those garden solar lights. Put outside during the day and bring in at night. Should work. Never need batteries. Most if not all solar lights have batteries...need some place to store the solar...
Gdlow 12/14/13 08:44am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Simplisafe

Has anyone used the Simplisafe security system? How does it work? Thanks Nick I Have it for my house...It works essentially like any other security system except it is wireless...It is extremely easy to install as it is just put up with the command tape. The phone app I would rate as about a 4 out of 10 for functionality...as it doesn't work very well. They don't have a camera yet...They have 3 different pay plans, but the computer/phone app won't work with the two lower priced plans. Never had a call to police or fire, so can't give a response to that... Are there better ones out there...not sure but I would rate the overall system as about average...
Gdlow 11/22/13 08:31am Technology Corner
Boise to LV, nevada rt 93 or 95?

When going south from Boise to Las Vegas, we have been down 93 many times, but I have often wondered about going down 95..How does the road compare to 93... more or less hills, width etc.?
Gdlow 10/20/13 08:01am Roads and Routes
RE: GUILTY verdict in Murder of couple in their RV

Sometimes life in prison with the mainline population knowing that the person torched some elderly people can be just as good as a death penalty. NOT if you have had a family member murdered...
Gdlow 10/08/13 10:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Koni FSD shocks

My guess is the stiff ride you are complaining about has nothing to do with the shocks. Even though your profile does not state it, I would be willing to bet your coach is on a Ford chassis. If I'm right, that should tell you a lot about why the ride is harsh. It's on the Workhorse chassisI missed your reply from the first time around. I'm a bit surprised that the Workhorse has a harsh ride with Konis. My parents have a 2004 Workhorse chassis motorhome. It originally had Monroes on it, which handled poorly and road bad. Workhorse recalled the shocks, and installed Bilsteins. At the time, there was significant discussion here on RVnet about Koni FSD, vs Bilstein, and at that time, the consensus was pretty strong toward Koni having a much better/softer ride than Bilstein. I run FSDs on my coach. I found they have almost no compression damping, which makes for a really soft ride. The handling control is from the rebound damping. Have you ever weighed the coach? Maybe it is just too light for a W22. I currently run 95#'s in front/rear...had weighed (individual wheels)and the recommendation was for 85#'s...So maybe a little over, but didn't want to error on side of under inflation with the heat...The rebound is a big improvement when going thru areas where a dip in a street would keep on a rockin with the Bilstein's...
Gdlow 09/12/13 09:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Koni FSD shocks

Gdlow.....What color were they" I would say they are somewhat of a gold color
Gdlow 09/10/13 09:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Koni FSD shocks

My guess is the stiff ride you are complaining about has nothing to do with the shocks. Even though your profile does not state it, I would be willing to bet your coach is on a Ford chassis. If I'm right, that should tell you a lot about why the ride is harsh. It's on the Workhorse chassis
Gdlow 09/10/13 09:34am Class A Motorhomes
Koni FSD shocks

I heard these were much smoother running so ordered and had installed them...they are as hard riding as the Bilstein's...Can they be softened Up???
Gdlow 09/07/13 03:03pm Class A Motorhomes
Driver and Passenger pull down sun screens

Recently I had both of the black pull down screens on the driver side window and the co-pilot side window not want to roll back up in the housing even tho the accordian sytle frame work goes into the bracket...any idea how to fix?
Gdlow 09/01/13 01:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Caldwell, ID to Sisters, OR

OK, the question is - Hwy 20 or Hwy 26? Won't be in a hurry as we will overnight in Burns or Dayville - if all goes as planned. This is for 2014 and in August and have reservations in Sisters already. Mountain Directory has a few alert for the 26 but none seem bad at all. Have not driven either so just looking for input. Thanks. Have driven both, and as my wife is the rider in the MH I know she favors Hwy 20 thru Burns :B...same approx milage but less time w/ better roads...
Gdlow 08/30/13 09:36am Roads and Routes
RE: Oxidation and Waxing

No, a floor wax company will not tell you their product can be used for exterior applications. I applied RMP on our 96 Southwind a couple years ago, it still looks good. Did you use Bar Keepers Friend before you applied the wax? Yes... a lot of it Zep/RMP Application Process
Gdlow 08/30/13 07:24am General RVing Issues
Oxidation and Waxing

Well I tried the Red Max...cleaned and washed off well (or so I thought)...and then applied the Red Max...looked good for a couple of months then the side in storage that sits facing the south started flaking...So I took it off...Then took MH to a place that says sure we can get rid of the oxidation and then put a good Marine Wax on it...Well they put the marine wax on...but not sure they did any more than give a passing glance to the oxidation...Well I guess since I don't want to strip a new wax I am stuck for a while...not sure what else to do...suggestions??
Gdlow 08/29/13 04:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator oil change/sythentic ?

Hello: I have an Onan QG4000 generator that is due for its first oil change (20 hours). I have the owner's manual, and while it lists the correct oil based choices on temperature, it has no discussion on synthetic oil. I actually called Onan, and they said the owner's manual tells you what oil to use. Well, yes, it tells me viscosity, but not whether synthetics are OK. So, here are my questions for those of you who are far more knowledgable than I: Is it OK to use sythetic oil? If so, is there any benefit in doing so? Thanks! I actually had an Onan rep. at one of the big FMCA rally's recommend using a synthetic (mobile 1) in the correct viscosity... but I am sure either is fine...
Gdlow 08/13/13 09:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Wineguard Traveler use

You can also turn the controller off after the dish is raised to reduce power consumption when boondocking. Hold the select button and push the power button and it will turn off. These instructions are buried in the manual. thanks very much
Gdlow 08/03/13 07:34am Technology Corner
RE: Wineguard Traveler use

Yes, once the antenna is up and pointed it no longer requires power. When you power things off the antenna will just sit there. When you want to watch TV just power up the TV and receiver and watch TV! Just be aware that when you power off, the controller display will go out and stay out even when power is restored. DO NOT confuse the fact that the controller is off with the antenna being stowed!!!! You can leave the controller off until you are ready to leave but you will first need to power it on and when it says connected, push power again so it can enter the stow routine. If you turn the controller power back on and you did not want it to stow it is going to go through a new search routine and then lock back on. thanks very much...BTW...we love the dish and ease of use...:C
Gdlow 08/02/13 04:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Wineguard Traveler use

Yes. thanks...do I just leave it on when I shut down generator ?
Gdlow 08/02/13 04:28pm Technology Corner
Wineguard Traveler use

We have the auto Wineguard traveler...So far we have only used it when hooked up to power, but we are going to a rally and will be without power..I assume I can get it setup with gernereator on, but without power will it work...I will turn on the inverter for TV as well as generator at times...Inquiring mind needs to know...
Gdlow 08/02/13 04:16pm Technology Corner
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