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RE: Small Class A for astronomers to bring your telescopes along

There are several small Class A's that have a large storage area in the rear under the bed, Mirada, Hurricane, etc. How ever these also don't have full basement storage but the little cut out doors for storage. The only one that I know of that has both is the some models of the Daybreak. Also on short MH with slides that have storage in the slide itself this will eliminate a pass thru. If you want full pass through storage bays, the slide cannot contain the storage bays.
Gjac 11/26/14 09:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiffin Breeze V8

I was very interested in these when they first came out however if you do a search on here you will find that the front ends were light and the MH was difficult to control besides being under powered. Maybe the newer 32 ft is better.
Gjac 11/26/14 09:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: side windows leak

What rockhillmanor explained is the main cause. When the window channel can't drain fast enough is another problem. I have to remove my rubber sliders in the window channel because mold grows there and have to clean it out to improve the water draining out to the weep holes.
Gjac 11/26/14 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: battery detonation

Traveylin, was it a spark that caused your battery to explode or something else?
Gjac 11/26/14 09:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many ways does the earth rotate ?

The earth actually rotates on it own axis 2 ways. The inner core which is slightly smaller than our moon and is solid iron rotates one way and the outer crust rotates in the opposite direction. Between the outer and inner core is liquid. This counter rotation produces the magnetic field.
Gjac 11/23/14 11:35am Around the Campfire
RE: Shaving?

I have been using yellow Bic throw aways for years. One will last me about a month. Therefore, a bag of them will last me about 2 years. By the way.....I never shave while camping. This is what I have evolved to. I cut hair in the Navy late 60's used a strait razor for years with a strap. If you keep them sharp they work good but are a lot of work. Electric razors are OK if you shave every day and you beard is short but go several days and they take more effort with more irritation. Today I use a Bic in the shower with a brush and soap. Once your beard is soft from the water and steam any razor will last a long time but the Bic razor gives the most shaves per dollar while staying sharp.
Gjac 11/23/14 11:05am Around the Campfire
RE: Water Pump Too Loud?

Having run mine dry several times I like to be able to hear it so I know when it is on. Also when it cycles every so often for a few secs you can hear it you know the is a leak some place or a faucet is not fully closed.
Gjac 11/23/14 10:19am Tech Issues
RE: Dash Heater Core Leak

I had a leak in a 1994 Ford Van 12 years ago I put in Barr's stop leak. The heater core was near impossible to remove. It hasn't leaked since. Also used it in my brothers truck 4 years ago and it is not leaking.
Gjac 11/22/14 01:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flashlight Battery Corrosion Fix?

I found that with the small led type flash light like from HF after they sit for a while they get dim (maybe from some slight corrosion) if you spin the batteries in place they get bright again.
Gjac 11/22/14 09:37am Tech Issues
RE: Your Wish List for RV Manufacturers

30-32ft gas MH with 100 gals FW, full basement storage with at least 2 pass tru compartments, hung wall construction or thermoplastic adhesive to eliminate delaminations, evenly distributed wt(each tire carrying the same wt) or suspension mods track bars etc that provides good ride quality, one full wall slide or 2 large slides on drivers side, HP to wt ratio of .02 or higher, max torque 2000 rpm, larger eng/trans cooling systems, 2000 lb CCC or higher,refer in non side area, better air flow inside with jalousie windows type windows that can be left open in rain, better insulation in wall,roof,floors,and dog house areas, price new should be $100 k or less. No need for out door TVs or indoor fireplaces just a good basic practical MH that options can be added to. The technology for this MH has all been developed before it just has to be integrated into one MH.
Gjac 11/22/14 09:31am General RVing Issues
RE: East Coast Suggestions for a late summer trip

If you like NP camping out west you will like camping in White Mtn NF is NH. The camp sites are more secluded than the NP's. Hike Mt Washington or Mt Chorora, float the Saco river or visit some of the water falls. Arcadia NP in ME. is nice also. Wow--you might have found our destination! We are LOVING the pictures we are finding on the internet! Where would you suggest staying in the area? Woodstock? Jackson?Sorry it took so long to get back to you I was celebrating my 46 anniversary with my wife in Hawaii for several weeks, but I would stay in one of the campgrounds along rt 112 there are about 6 of them. Then go up to Dolly Copp CG on RT 16 if you want to do Mt Washington. Arcadia is a little harder to get into but if you go in the middle of the week you have a good chance of getting into Seawall CG right on the water Blackwoods is the other CG and is usually reserved. I like Seawall better because you can swim in the ocean, last year they gave you free firewood all cut to length. Have fun what ever you decide to do.
Gjac 11/20/14 07:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New NMH designs

I know what you mean about the windows I have the Jalousie Windows and they flow a lot of air without letting any rain in. I think we get used to some things and like certain features and get disappointed when we can't find them. The older bounders also had 100 gals of FW which is hard to find in a shorter gas MH. Outdoor TV's, and indoor fireplaces take up a lot of storage space and are not very useful if you dry camp.
Gjac 11/20/14 04:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: freezer door air leak and icing

I have a 18 year old Norcold 681 IM model and am not familiar with the Domectic but if it has the black plastic latch one on top for the freezer and one lower for the refer section. What I did on mine when it failed the dollar bill test is to removed the latch (2 screws) and removed about .060 of an in. from the backside with a grinding wheel, and re installed the latch, this effectively created a tighter seal where the dollar bill no longer pulled out easily, lowered the refer temps and reduced the ice buildup on the fins. I would only do this if it fails the dollar bill test because every time you open the door you will let humidity in and ice forms on the fins anyways.
Gjac 11/20/14 04:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any must see areas in Northern Michigan & Great Lakes?

I'll add Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Tahquemenon Falls State Park, and Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Wow, tall order. Way too many cool things to list. The above listed, plus Kitchi-Ti-Kipi (big spring), Porcupine Mts State Park and Copper Harbor in the U.P. In Minnesota - Duluth waterfront/canal park, 8 state parks going up the north shore of Lake Superior along Hwy 61 also know as The North Shore Scenic Drive National Scenic Byway. - great waterfalls and Lake Superior Views all along the way from Duluth to Canada. Gunflint Trail north of Grand Marais. Plus lots more. In addition to these I liked Goosebury SP on the N Shore and free diving Lake Superior (found some old wreck debris and some agates in about 20-30 ft of water which was cold). Saw the northern lights in Bay Furnace CG in the UP.
Gjac 11/02/14 12:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: East Coast Suggestions for a late summer trip

If you like NP camping out west you will like camping in White Mtn NF is NH. The camp sites are more secluded than the NP's. Hike Mt Washington or Mt Chorora, float the Saco river or visit some of the water falls. Arcadia NP in ME. is nice also.
Gjac 11/02/14 12:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What's the best deal you've gotten on a campground?

Does anyone know of a good deal in Florida ? ? ? Ha! Of course I mean in the winter months . . . . . . Big cypress preserve $10/night with hook ups.
Gjac 11/02/14 12:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Toad affect on mileage

I averaged 8.7 mpg over 80k miles driven. About 1/3 without toad. I can see no mileage difference. MH weights 15k lbs with about 300 hp. I think if your Ford is the 362 HP version it won't make a difference.
Gjac 11/02/14 11:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: The Old Ferroresonant MAGNATEK Converters...

Thanks for the history. When the capacitors degrade does that affect just the charging portion only or does it affect the converter portion also?
Gjac 11/01/14 11:34am Tech Issues
RE: The Old Ferroresonant MAGNATEK Converters...

I have an 18 year old Magnatek 950 and a 40 amp portable B&D charger. I use the B&D to charge (2) 6v Sam's Club GC batteries quickly then float with the Magnatek for several days. Mine only puts out 13.2 volts once batteries are charged. Is this normal or is the lower voltage due to age? I don't remember if it ever got to 13.8 v when batteries were at 50% SOC. Normally, low voltage on these means the capacitors on the resonant circuit are getting tired, but for maintenance I would probably leave it be. Note the capacitors are not that easy to find, as they are 660 volt (there is around 50-600 volts on the resonant circuit, so care should be used when servicing). Thanks Chris. I guess at 13.2 v it would not be a "battery boiler". I find that a few days floating on this Magnatek adds several days to dry camping once the B&D says ful. It also seems quieter than it was 10 years ago.
Gjac 11/01/14 08:32am Tech Issues
RE: The Old Ferroresonant MAGNATEK Converters...

I have an 18 year old Magnatek 950 and a 40 amp portable B&D charger. I use the B&D to charge (2) 6v Sam's Club GC batteries quickly then float with the Magnatek for several days. Mine only puts out 13.2 volts once batteries are charged. Is this normal or is the lower voltage due to age? I don't remember if it ever got to 13.8 v when batteries were at 50% SOC.
Gjac 11/01/14 07:59am Tech Issues
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