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RE: tow dolly brakes

I had electric brakes on our Tow dolly because I also tow an enclosed car trailer and had a brake controller for it. One advantage of an electric brake is you can stop any swaying if it were to occur or possibly on slippery conditions, without using the MH brakes. I have had that problem with with TT or Car Trailers under different conditions.
Nomadac 08/16/14 11:14pm Towing
RE: A frames in a Walmart lot ?

Best advice always check with Management of the store, as some Walmarts do not allow overnight parking/camping.
Nomadac 08/05/14 03:50pm Folding Trailers
RE: Paint

personally i think the fancy paint and graphics age a coach faster....they fade & go outta style more quickly. No one ever thinks our coach is 10 yrs old. My MH is 11 years old and another MH owner thought it was brand new, still has the original Travel Supreme paint job done by Precision Painting in Bremen, IN. I would not trade it for what looks like a giant refrigerator going down the road, just my opinion.
Nomadac 07/23/14 11:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: fridge exhaust fans added

Thanks for all of the info and parts used.
Nomadac 07/20/14 10:35pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Fix for non-functioning "dummy" status lights

I have a SeeLeveL II gauge by Garnet Technologies that measures batt. voltage, fresh water, gray water, black water and Propane, with a switch to turn on my water pump. It measures a percentage of the tank capacity, i.e. 42%, 75%, etc. If the tank has a capacity of 100 gals. and it shows 55% than I have 55 gals. in the tank. If the tank is 60 gal. cap and it shows 50% than I have 30 gals. in the tank. Beats the old 4 monitor light system that was usually a wild guess. No sensor lights to foul as the level sensing is on the outside of the tank. http://www.rvgauge.com/products/model_709P3W.shtml
Nomadac 07/09/14 10:52pm Tech Issues
RE: From class A to T. T.

We went from a 32' Avion TT to a 38'Diesel MH and would never go back to a TT. There are so many features and pluses (to list)on a MH for our use that we would never change.
Nomadac 07/07/14 01:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Power Protection..Why So Few Have If Really Needed?

I think price could be an issue. Those surge protectors are upwards of $500. Made me think twice before I bought one That is cheap insurance if you have a low voltage problem or electrical surge that could destroy many electrical products in your Fiver or MH. Mine has save me on several occasions when the voltage was too low, and could have destroyed my heat pump A-C units. I consider it just like a fire extinguisher, having it is better than wishing you had one in a emergency. A friend had a very expensive experience with a wiring problem when plugged in, one time.
Nomadac 07/07/14 01:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Someone help please...Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C

I installed a Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C several years ago and it has saved us with low voltage several times. I also suggest you find a new repairman, as I have not heard of anyone having theirs removed for not working.
Nomadac 07/03/14 01:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TT Gas Milage

When we towed our 1989 Avion TT 32' with our 2001 Chevy Suburban 2500 2WD 8.1L we had a combined weight of 14,000 lbs. and traveling at 65-70 we used to average 9 mpg. Avion's were more aerodynamic that most of the box type TT's. By comparison my MH 38' weighing 29K with a 350HP Cummins has averaged 8.234 mpg over a total miles of 45,000, avg. speed of 62-63 mph. This includes when we towed my wife's 96 Toyota RAV4 on a dolly, now our 2006 Honda Pilot (wt.4331 lbs.) 4 down and occasionally my 63 Pontiac Grand Prix in an enclosed car trailer approx. 6K. Plus calculating running my 8K Onan Gen for a total of 684 hrs. If you minus the fuel for the gen at approx. .75 gal. an hour, that calculates approx. 513 gal of fuel and raises the mpg to approx. 9.265 for the MH alone traveling. So by comparison considering my MH is like a big box going down the highway giving me very respectable fuel mileage. As to current fuel prices I paid $4.069 per gal. for diesel fuel last Friday. If you cannot afford the fuel stay in a motel and drive a Prius.
Nomadac 07/02/14 05:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: 6 Volt Batteries

Sam's Club sells Golf Cart batteries only in their stores. http://www.samsclub.com/sams/search/searchResults.jsp?searchCategoryId=all&searchTerm=golf%20cart%20battery&fromHome=yes Our local store handles Duracell® Golf Car Battery - Group Size GC2. They are made by Deka East Penn Manufacturing. I am going to replace mine in the next two months.
Nomadac 07/01/14 03:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome Depreciation

IMO I suggest if you are worried about depreciation for any RV, Boat, Airplane, etc. I suggest you do not buy one as all toys depreciate some more than other.
Nomadac 07/01/14 02:57pm Class A Motorhomes
Rustoleum Neverwet for King Dome' etc.

Rustoleum had a new product called NeverWet that is a superhydrophobic treatment that dramatically repels water, mud, ice and other liquids. This revolutionary new class of coatings cause water to form nearly perfect spheres, which roll off the surface keeping items dry and clean. According to their website. http://www.rustoleum.com/en/product-catalog/consumer-brands/neverwet This looks like it may prevent water from blocking the satellite picture on a King Dome. Has anyone tried it on their King Dome or any other object, awnings, shoes, etc that is it supposed to work so well? It is available at several stores, like Lowes, Walmart, Menards, Home Depot, etc. I am going to try some on some shoes, that is supposed to make them water repellent.
Nomadac 06/29/14 04:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toad brakes

Nope its not a issue unless in a accident or highway patrol inspection, the inspection may never happen in your life time. I don't have brakes on my toad {04 Wrangler} and don't need them, my tow-haul trans has the engine/trans brake and I can stop in a short order, also drive slower and don't tail gate and you won't need them.. That's unless your toad is very heavy.. What stops your Wrangler if were to break loose and starts careening down the highway? I guess whatever it runs into first. I hope it is not a person or an oncoming vehicle. I hope you have a large liability insurance.
Nomadac 06/26/14 12:13pm Dinghy Towing
RE: American Fuel

I have been reading about what you should expect for fuel mileage. I have noticed a steady drop in MPGs over the years. Like 15 years ago I took my 29.5 foot Coachmen on a long trip and got 9 mpg. Now I see posting of around 7.5 mpg. now here in California we have the worst gas mileage fuel. . There are many factors that contribute to fuel mileage. If you look at car & truck mileage it is considably higher today. When discussing MH fuel mileage, you have to compare apples to apples as engines are bigger today and the gross weight is more today than in the past. Many drive faster today which lowers fuel mileage. I often get 8-9 mpg with a gross wt. Of 28K. In addition when fuel was less than a $1.00 a gal. nobody worried about the cost.
Nomadac 06/26/14 12:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any RV WAX and Sealent Recommendations

I have been using Collonite wax for years with excellent results. I just had some service done at Precision Painting and when I was leaving asked if my MH was a new one. The Service Mgr. explained it was a 2003 model and I used Collinite wax. He was so impressed he purchased a bottle of their Insulator #845 wax from me. www.collinite.com
Nomadac 06/26/14 08:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Motor Home Ins

Received new insurance papers on the MH today and it was a shocker, an increase of almost $100 over last year. No tickets,no claims and as far as I know no change in credit rating. Guess it's time to start looking for a new agent. Looking for input as to where the best rates might be found. Rich If you have Agreed Value, this it not uncommon, in my experience. After my replacement ran out beyond 4 or 5 years my agreed value kicked in and I noticed an increase every year. If I switch to another Insurance the value if totaled, etc. will be book value and considerably less than my Agreed Value, so any savings on annual costs could be minimal compared to what I would receive if my MH was a total loss.
Nomadac 06/14/14 10:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Full Body Paint

You should not wax paint that is less than 30 days from painting. Anything over that time period you are free to wax. I wax my MH twice a year. Just finished it this Spring.
Nomadac 06/14/14 10:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Informal survey supp brakes

Poor judgement IMO, not to have braking for your dinghy.
Nomadac 06/12/14 08:48am Dinghy Towing
RE: Waxing My Unit

My MH that is 39' and is now 10 years old since I purchased it. I have washed it before each trip and waxed it twice a year by hand with Collinite #845 Insulator Wax http://www.collinite.com/automotive-wax/. Matter of fact I wax every vehicle I own with it, including the two Avion TT's I previously owned. It is so easy to wax by hand, that you do not need a power tool of any kind. People comment my MH looks like brand new, even the Precision Painting Company, that painted all of the Travel Supreme MH's, when I go there for service. It also makes my classic 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix look like new, when I go to car shows, helping to win many awards. By the way I am 74 y.o. and do it all myself.
Nomadac 06/09/14 10:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Elkhart Ind. swap meet

Das Dutchman Essenhaus Amish Style Restaurant in Middlebury has a Cruise-In every Thursday night with hundreds of nice cars attending, if you are into old cars.
Nomadac 06/05/14 10:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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