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RE: New DP Owner. Maintenance Budget Question

I recommend you review your maintenance schedule for your chassis and engine. I purchase most of my filters fron NAPA, as they have specials every Sept. I have my service done at a local shop that does service on HD trucks and buses and familiar with those systems. I typically spend approx. $230 plus cost of filters, which varies each year.
Nomadac 04/17/15 08:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: powere winders for water hose and electric cord

Mine came standard on my MH and I would not be without them. The 50 amp power cord is a bear to deal with if you have to manual handle IMO.
Nomadac 04/15/15 07:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: The skinny on Extended Warranties

Correct terminology is Service Contract.
Nomadac 04/14/15 08:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are We Allowed to have a gun in an RV for protection?

Is it legal to carry a firearm in an RV. I am not paranoid, but I like to be prepared. There is a difference between transporting a firearm in a vehicle/RV and carrying a firearm be it during travel or outside you RV. Federal Laws specify how to transport firearms while traveling in a motor vehicle/RV. State laws apply to carrying firearms on your person either concealed or open carry and vary by State. The NRA has much information on their website, joining will provide much information to your benefit. I recommend you seek training with any firearm you choose and educate yourself on the laws on when you can use deadly force to protect yourself. I would also recommend anyone that carries a firearm to have an Umbrella Insurance policy for liability if you shoot someone, as you may be sued. Having and using a firearm requires a lot of responsibility.
Nomadac 04/13/15 04:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Waxing MH - Avoid decals?

I have been using Collinite's #845 Insulator Wax for over 20 years on every vehicle or RV I have owned. www.collinite.com That includes 3 TT's, Classic cars, etc. I wax our MH twice a year by hand do not need a buffer and it still looks like new. My wife's 1996 RAV4 has over a 100K and still shines like new. Best wax I have ever used and the easiest to use.
Nomadac 04/13/15 09:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is your toad of choice?

Our 2004 Honda Pilot 4wd. Been towing it for 5 years with no problems. When I go to car shows I take my 1963 Grand Prix in my enclosed car trailer.
Nomadac 04/13/15 09:08am Dinghy Towing
RE: Gen Sets that auto start and stop

I installed a Onan Energy Command EC-30W several years ago to my Onan 8K gen. Installation was easy. Do a search and you can find the price and all details about it.
Nomadac 04/10/15 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Life

Most Tire Mfg. recommend replacing them when 7-8 years from mfg. Michelin recommends at max. of 9 years. You can take a chance and go longer if you feel lucky, but if you blow a tire the damage will be considerably more expensive than the total costs if had replaced them before one blew. So do you feel Lucky?
Nomadac 04/10/15 04:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Foot not big enough

I would take your MH to a Freightliner dealer and discuss your problem with the Service Dept. as they would be able to make recommendations. I wear 8.5 size shoes and have never had a problem with any vehicle.
Nomadac 04/05/15 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: motorhome replacement

Our MH is a 2003 model with 50K and still like new. It has everything we need or want and have no plans to upgrade. I could do a lot of upgrading for what a newer one would cost.
Nomadac 04/05/15 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any advice

We had a scratch about 4-5' long from a tree branch from pulling out a site. I had a paint shop buff out the scratch completely. I found it better to have someone experienced do the buffing than make the damage worse. Cheaper in the long run IMO.
Nomadac 04/05/15 11:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Dolly Procedures At RV Park

I used a tow dolly for 5 years. I had a hitch on the RAV4 and would unload at checkin. Hook th dolly to the RAV and tow to our site, back the dolly in and unhook. Return to checkin and drive the MH to site. I never had a problem at any campground or state/county park in all of those years.
Nomadac 04/05/15 11:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: may switch from DirecTV to Dish

We have had DirectTV for 15 years and would not switch. When we travel we take the receiver from our kitchen and connect to our KingDome and receive all the regular channels we get at home. No HD as this receiver is not HD and I don't think our KingDome works for HD.
Nomadac 04/03/15 03:00pm Technology Corner
RE: towing hitches

A newbie question, probably best answered by the coach manufacturer, but I thought I would start here. What is the criteria for the installation of a 10,000 lb towing hitch versus a 15,000 lb.Is there enough of a safety margin towing a 8,000 vehicle with a 10,000 hitch? Thanks You can most likely tow 10K lbs with a 8K lb hitch and have no ill effects, even though not recommended. Also keep in mind that the hitch capability is only a small part of the towing properties and when overloaded, it's usually the transmission, that's the first to suffer. I don't recall a 8K hitch rating. Suggest you review http://www.reese-hitches.com/learning_center/general-towing-classes Class I, II, III, IV, and V are the only classes. The hitch you choose should be determined by the Towing Capacity that the MH manufacturer rates for your chassis. Which for most Class A's are 5K, 10K and 15K towing capacity. Most Gas are 5K, while DP's are typically 10K with some having a 15K rating.
Nomadac 03/20/15 12:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Master Tow 80THD

Called Honda, and they said a tow dolly won't hurt the car. One thing that I can't get my mind wrapped around is I've been reading that you take the keys out of the ignition. This locks the steering wheel. If this is true, how do turns work? I don't think this dolly has the swivel plates. Maybe it's very obvious and I'm just not seeing it, but I thight I'd ask before spending $1,600 on a dolly and messing up my wife's car. Any other info/tips would be appreciated. http://www.mastertow.com/tow_dollies.html States:The carrying pan steers for your car by swiveling smoothly on polyethylene pads which are maintenance free.
Nomadac 03/20/15 12:20pm Dinghy Towing
RE: AM Signal Booster?

If you are looking for a great AM-FM radio I recommend you check C.Crane Company they sell some great radios that have great reception, tone quality, etc. http://www.ccrane.com/Radios We have several of their CC Radios that we have had for years and great reception for AM Stations. I have a CCRadio-EP AM/FM Portable Radio that works great, as my wife and I like to listen to AM talk radio stations, especially when we travel.
Nomadac 03/20/15 12:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Oregon gas tax and minimum wage going up?

All the States that decide to raise their minimum wage to excessive amounts and increase their gas taxes will not be on my travel plans. If the local voters are elect politicians that are that dumb then they can suffer the increase costs for goods and services. It is time the voters start electing politicians that understand business and economics.
Nomadac 03/19/15 11:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where can I buy a 10K hitch.......

I have a Reese Class V Tow Beast Trailer Hitch hitch on my MH. Class V Tow Beast Trailer Hitch 12000 lb. GTW/14000 lb. Wt. Distributing 1200 lb. Tongue Weight/1700 lb. Wt. Distributing Req. Use Of 2.5 in. Shank Tow Beast Ball Mount Rear mount. http://www.4wheelparts.com/Towing/Class-V-Tow-Beast-Trailer-Hitch.aspx?t_c=67&t_s=59&t_pt=3390&t_pn=RES45013&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping&emlprox=out&ppcfon=1&gp=1 Do a Search on the net and you can find one from anyone that sells Reese Hitches, I expect.
Nomadac 03/14/15 02:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New to RV- Flat tow vs. Car trailer??

In my opinion, for the benefit of the vehicle, it's better on a trailer. Besides, todays automobiles will continue to roll up miles, even if the engine is not running but wheels are turning.. Also, you are right, you can take any vehicle with you on a trailer. All modern vehicles have electronic speedometers/odometers that do not register mileage if the key is not turned on i.e.the engine running. Only the old cable driven speedometers/odometers that are driven from the transmission record mileage when the transmission is running. I started out with a dolly and it worked great for 6 years, as that vehicle could only be towed on a dolly and I could not see buying another vehicle to tow 4 down at the time. I also pull a 20' enclosed car trailer for my 63 GP and have never found any problem with parking the trailer at any CG I stayed at, and the tow dolly always fit on my campsite with no problem. I now have a 04 Honda Pilot that I tow 4 down which is very easy to connect, and tow. The equipment to tow 4 down is more expensive than a tow dolly, but limits you to towing only that vehicle. It all depends on your needs and what you want to spend, IMO.
Nomadac 03/14/15 02:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stains under/on clear plastic "bra" thing

Diamond Shield tech used a wallpaper steamer to heat and soften the film then cleaned up behind it with zylene. The steam will not over heat the film but soften the glue behind it without making the film too weak to pull off in larger pieces. Previous post Diamond shield removal X2 The Rep. that replaced mine used a steam gun, heating it and pulling it horizontally to the side vs. 90 degrees from the surface. He removed it in big sheets. When pulling it stretches and lifts from the surface. Seems like it took him between 1-2 hours, but that was 5 years ago and I don't recall the exact time.
Nomadac 03/07/15 10:50pm Class A Motorhomes
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