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RE: Wardrobe drawer/shelf project

Bruce, I don't like you----------you are too neat. LOL Marvin
Horizon170 07/24/16 04:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: SAFEST way to get on roof...OEM ladder or extension ladder?

I've never had a problem using the OEM ladder and I'm 76. If I should fall I'll just land doing a PLF. (smiles) Marvin
Horizon170 07/24/16 04:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dinette seat storage space project

Your project looks nice. I wish I could figure out how to put a door in a curve. Marvin http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/GA_Boy/Volkswagen/elqb9v5v_zpst0ktzfwp.png
Horizon170 07/24/16 04:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Test of Picture Posting

Test, test. Old Toad Marvin http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/GA_Boy/Volkswagen/MVC-010F_zpsf6d007b0.jpg
Horizon170 07/24/16 03:51pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Why I carry a boat-load of lumber

Personally, I wouldn't rent that campsite, even if it was the only one available at that CG. Marvin
Horizon170 07/24/16 03:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oil for V6 Sprinter Engine

The reason I made the post is that I just purchased the RV and drove it from Gainsville, FL to Jefferson, GA and I don't think it has the correct oil in it.nb I called the dealer that I bought it from and he had no idea what oil was used nor could he find out. He just said the oil had been changed recently and was good for 10K miles. I looked at the window sticker and all it read was the change oil mileage and the change date. IT WAS ON A WIX STICKER, so I was immediately alarmed. I only drove 360 or so miles so I'm changing the oil asnd filter before and trips. It will be the 0W30 Mobil 1 ESP Formula M with the HU 821 Mann filter. Thanks for your help. Marvin Isnt there an owners manual in the vehicle?? That would be my first source of info for any vehicle,,,instead of strangers on the internet Of course there is an Owners manual, but the vehicle is 8 years old and Mercedes has apparently changed the oil grades recommended -----at least that is what a distributor emailed me. I read somewhere that they changed the 229.51 to 229.52. Marvin
Horizon170 07/22/16 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is this something RV'ers would use?

We have no use for one. Marvin
Horizon170 07/22/16 09:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Oil for V6 Sprinter Engine

I went to my NAPA store yesterday and he had the German oil that came in my 2008 Sprinter. He also got a filter and wrench for me. (5W30) Thanks to all that contributed.
Horizon170 07/22/16 09:45am General RVing Issues
RE: FLA REG FEES

In Georgia, my Travel Trailer is taxed as personal property tax. it was going to cost me $350 for my 2014 TT, but I traded for my 2016 before the reg was due. AND I pay state income tax.... Mike Me too, I don't have my title from FL yet but it should be here soon. I will have to pay State sales tax plus ad valorem tax. Then $18.00 for the tag. Not sure how much yet. Marvin
Horizon170 07/22/16 09:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Portable gas can rant, and a really good solution

Use one of these. Drill proper size hole. Insert a wire long enough to reach the nozzle hole n run through the valve and pull back into the drilled hole and screw on nut. You may want to use washers that are impervious to Gasoline. Remove all rubber to determine what size hole to drill. Remove CORE and use valve cap Remove cap to pour gasoline. I've never done it, just thought of an answer. I forgot how to make a HOT link. Marvin https://www.etrailer.com/static/images/pics/A/M/AM20906_1000.jpg
Horizon170 07/22/16 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: Oil for V6 Sprinter Engine

The reason I made the post is that I just purchased the RV and drove it from Gainsville, FL to Jefferson, GA and I don't think it has the correct oil in it.nb I called the dealer that I bought it from and he had no idea what oil was used nor could he find out. He just said the oil had been changed recently and was good for 10K miles. I looked at the window sticker and all it read was the change oil mileage and the change date. IT WAS ON A WIX STICKER, so I was immediately alarmed. I only drove 360 or so miles so I'm changing the oil asnd filter before and trips. It will be the 0W30 Mobil 1 ESP Formula M with the HU 821 Mann filter. Thanks for your help. Marvin
Horizon170 07/20/16 08:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oil for V6 Sprinter Engine

I just changed the oil in my generator and purchased 5-30 synthetic . I got it at my local auto parts store I have a Guardian by Generac, Propane 3.4KW in mine. I haven't read up on the subject so I'm not sure what oil to use. It would be nice if I could carry one brand/type oil for both engines. Marvin
Horizon170 07/20/16 09:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Oil for V6 Sprinter Engine

Is that 5W30 Mobil 1 ESP Formula M that Wally World sells? Marvin
Horizon170 07/20/16 09:29am General RVing Issues
Oil for V6 Sprinter Engine

I got this answer when I asked a source if they could substitute 5W30 for their 0W30 in the "Oil change kit" and got this reply. Marvin "Mobil 5W30 and Mobil 5W40 no longer exist. They were both discontinued over a year ago, replaced by 0W30 for better fuel mileage."
Horizon170 07/20/16 08:56am General RVing Issues
RE: What do you leave in RV

Our RV is always ready to go whether it's stored for a week or months. The only thing we add are clothes and food when we take off. Since we live in earthquake country, Non-perishable foods stay in the RV as emergency supplies. We have always considered the RV as our survival shelter in case the need arises. The storage lot is within walking distance from our house. Amen, we only have to add a few clothes (keep some in all the time), food, Medicine (we old folks have plenty of that), and weapons. We keep the holding tanks empty, potable water full, keep bottled water in a cool spot. we keep the fuel tank full. We keep linens, towels, etc in all the time as well as phone chargers, Ammo. Keep it plugged in regardless of how long it's parked. Refer stays cold and in winter the furnace keeps inside from freezing. As soon a I figure out how to raise my Carport it will be shaded. Marvin
Horizon170 07/18/16 01:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Transfer switch

Of course you are right however sometimes it is best to make it family proof as the OP might be behind the wheel giving instructions. Easier to say "just push the button". Correct, I have had automatic on a "B", two MH, and a 5th wheel since 1986 and have NEVER had a problem. Maybe I can muster up enough COMMON SENSE to install one in my "C". I just wasn't sure about the 2010 on a Sprinter chassis. BTW most Xfer switches, if not all, have a built in delay to insure the Generator is running before changing modes. Thanks smskeeter, Marvin
Horizon170 07/17/16 09:56am Tech Issues
RE: Transfer switch

Thanks Folks------------Next on my list to do. Marvin
Horizon170 07/16/16 05:03pm Tech Issues
Transfer switch

New to me 2010 Freelander 22TB' My instruction book reads: 1. Turn off MH engine. 2. Crank generator. 3. Once Gen. is running plug Electric cord into Gen. Any other sequence may/could damage the electrical circuits. Yea right, it gets clammy in the RV going down the road and it's raining and I am expected to pull over, stop, crank Gen and plug in the cord. I have a better idea (light bulb flashing)---------------- Install on of these: http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/30-amp-auto-transfer-switch/65907 Should work OK, right? I added one to my old "B". Marvin
Horizon170 07/16/16 03:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Insulation and exterior condensation

Along the same lines, I took a spice rack off my wall behind the stove and noticed that the 4 screws were rusted on the ends. Condensation maybe?? No sign of roof leaks. I haven't had it long enough to notice outside condensation. Marvin
Horizon170 07/16/16 12:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Steering wheel locks up on Toad

We are towing a'98 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4-down behind our 2015 Thor Axis MH. We are using a Roadmaster Towing setup. The Jeep ignition is in the ON unlocked position, transmission in PARK and Transfer Case in Neutral. The problem is that the Jeep steering wheel will rotate 180 deg and lock. This happens sometime during the trip. I don't feel any change in the MH steering and don't discover the condition until we stop and check it. We also discover that the tow bar is in a stressed condition. All the joints are tight and hard to release. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Tripper, you can Bungie the Steering Wheel down so it can't turn but a small amount. That is what I did when I towed a VW Baha with my "B". BTW, If you lock your wheels straight ahead you can BACK your Dingy if it is 4 down (NOT on a Dolly) just like a trailer. There will be a very, very minimal extra wear on the tires. Don't forget to unlock the Steering Wheel when moving forward. Marvin
Horizon170 07/15/16 05:55pm Dinghy Towing
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