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RE: Will a Ford 450 chassis work...

You should be able to tow a Jeep 4 down, I see people pulling Jeep Wranglers all over with class-c RV's all the time.
PatrickA51 07/12/14 11:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New travel trailer expectations

Hello fellow campers. Purchased a new travel trailer last week. First trip for the 4 the weekend. Fresh water tank fell out at mile 105 and was drug down the interstate until fellow motorist flagged us down. Hole in the bottom skirting, many wires wore completely through, hole in water tank. None of the camper electrical works. Trailer lights seems fine. Home we went. My question to the experienced rv crowd. What should I do? Insist on a new one, settle for repairs, be compensated for my loss of use Return it as fast as you can. No excuse for things like that to happen. I would opt for a completely different brand by a different manufacturer. Get a Lawyer, take it back where you bought it. Contact the State Attorney Generals Office about it.
PatrickA51 07/06/14 02:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Class A with Rebuilt title

I need some information about buying a motorhome with a rebuilt title. The one we're going out to inspect had a salvage title as a result of a serious accident and has been repaired so it now has a rebuilt title. I'm suspicious it may have had water damage. So much of the vehicle has been repaired or replaced, but no frame damage. My inclination is to bypass this one, but I am curious if a vehicle that has water damage but has been repaired will ever be a safe one. In California if you submit a title with Salvage on it you will never get a clear Title. Can you say "Run Forest Run!" even if it's only water damage you will never be able to get what it might be worth ifand if you wanted to trade it in on a newer RV I doubt you will ever be able to get a dealer to take it. Good luck but bottom line is Run and Run as fast as you can. JMHO
PatrickA51 07/04/14 07:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TKR--Tomorrows the day!!!

Good Luck. My wife had her ight knee done on the 17th of June. She came home from rehab on last Friday. Also she is climbing the stairs well here in our condo. Goes tomorrow to the surgeon for follow up appointment. I think he will remove the staples.
PatrickA51 06/30/14 12:04am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: 12v Air compressor question!? High Volume? Beach camping

I have been using my brothers 450p. I'm pretty impressed with it. Here: Viair 450P I have one of these also.{Viair 450} I also have one of these http://hybrisimages.toolcommerce.com//prod/500X500/CMB15_500X500.jpg
PatrickA51 06/23/14 03:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Can you believe this...DISGUSTING

On rvparkreviews, have you notice how many of the folks posting their first reviews give such high marks?? I think it is not only because they have no basis of comparison -- it is also because they are new campers and can't believe how much fun they are having, and they mistakenly attribute it all to the RV park. Sort of like Yelp reviews of a hotel posted by honeymooners -- a terminal case of rose-colored glasses! Very funny phenomenon. A few years ago I posted a not good review about a camp ground like (Thousand Trails) I got flamed by one of the Sanctimonious few. I realize what you are saying and agree. That's why or one reason I do not post reviews anymore. Let the flames begin.
PatrickA51 06/22/14 07:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: To boondock or not?

Patrick, if that is a picture of you, it is time to stop boondocking for a little while and get some groceries and a haircut. Great outfit, though. PS -- maybe dial back on the thyroid meds, too? LOL
PatrickA51 06/21/14 11:01am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Diabetes meter strips and a hot RV

When we bought our Class-C RV. The dealer gave us a lunch bag, and of course it has their logo on it. It is supposed to hold a six pack of soda, we put a icer in it and I keep my insulin in it. I also keep my test kit inside it when we are out and about. It will even hold some items to eat. This photo is one I found on the internet. I did not take it. http://www.hastings-crystal.co.uk/images/blue-rocket-lunch-bag.jpg
PatrickA51 06/20/14 11:46pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: To boondock or not?

Boondocking is not cheap and involves a heck of a lot of effort. If you like silence and privacy, it is worthwhile. If you want convenience, stay at a campground or an RV park. I do both, depending on the circumstances. I prefer boondocking. But there are times when it is just not practical. I have to agree. But there again if you buy an RV of any kind it's not "Cheap", as stated above I really prefer "Boondocking"http://samscout.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/smeagol.jpg
PatrickA51 06/20/14 08:34am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Extreme Boondocking 101

All I can say is awesome. Great articles. "Do you have any idea how many people envy you?" X2
PatrickA51 05/21/14 08:00pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Leave carb drain open on Honda gen in storage?

After I drain the carburetor after using my Honda 2000, should I leave the drain screw open till the next time I use it, or should I close the drain while the generator is in storage? (I run it every month, with a 1500 watt heat gun attached to give it some exercise.) (I tried to look this up on the archive and could not find an answer.) Thanks for your advice! I would run the Generator until the tank was dry.I would leave the drain screw alone. IMO
PatrickA51 05/14/14 02:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Fresh water tank

Since I mostly dry camp now, I travel with it full much of the time. My class C handles better with a full freshwater tank, especially in a crosswind. X2
PatrickA51 05/13/14 05:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What do you use for surge protection?

Hondo, excuse me for jumping in on the op's thread, but I need to ask you....in your first photograph, you show a picture of the shore power outlet, and state that it is used when not hooked up to shore power. I have a Tioga with an Onan generator with a power outlet that looks the same, but whenever I have the generator running, everything works inside, without plugging anything in the receptacle. I am just wondering, have you tried it without plugging in the cord? Posted By: Its_Hondo on 04/28/14 08:15am Without the shore power cord plugged into the receptacle the generator's output doesn't reach the coach electrical system. I found out because I forgot to plug it in when I 1st got it and nothing worked. When I plugged it in everything worked normally. Of course it would help if I typed my comment: I have had the same thing happen. We had the RV in for service when we first bought it. Someone unplugged the power cord from the generator. Nothing inside the RV worked. Our RV is a 2005 Fleetwood 26Q
PatrickA51 04/28/14 10:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What do you use for surge protection?

Great looking installation. This is my installation of the Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C Surge Protector. Here's the shore power cord storage compartment- http://hondo.smugmug.com/photos/i-XTHMQcX/0/L/i-XTHMQcX-L.jpg The outlet on the left is where you plug the shore cord into when not hooked up to external power. This allows the coach to be powered by the generator. Next to that are connections for cable tv & telephone - installed by the previous owner. Here's the EMS-HW30C mostly installed with it's cover off. In order to orient the unit with the output on the left & the input on the right (the shore cord) I mounted it upside down- http://hondo.smugmug.com/photos/i-BHSWVVQ/0/L/i-BHSWVVQ-L.jpg Then I plugged it in to household power and got 120 volt, 60 hz & no error messages- http://hondo.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZGCp9Cq/0/L/i-ZGCp9Cq-L.jpg http://hondo.smugmug.com/photos/i-fsrL954/0/L/i-fsrL954-L.jpg I installed the cover right-side up (it will install either way) so that I could read the error codes . I installed the remote display above the surge suppressor as I thought it would be best to have the display in the compartment so I could read it when hooking up power. I also secured the main cable with a steel/rubber adel clamp- http://hondo.smugmug.com/photos/i-7JwFdKr/0/L/i-7JwFdKr-L.jpg In the last image you can see that I have the cord stowed & plugged into the receptacle. Now the surge suppressor reads & protects the generator output.
PatrickA51 04/28/14 10:17am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What do you use for surge protection?

We use this one Because of the Progressive Industries....... LIFETIME Warranty on ALL EMS & SSP Units Good Luck
PatrickA51 04/23/14 11:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Four Winds Chateau 29E vs 2005 Coachmen 275

Are they both the same year vehicle? And or Chassis.
PatrickA51 04/23/14 12:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: tank rinse install gone bad

I have had 2 Tornado flusher in my coach and both have failed in short order. I would recommend you return it if you can and install one of the non-moving flush units. If that's not an option, I still would not install that unit in your tank, buy a good flusher and find a better location if the new one won't fit. There are 2 trains of thought on the proper location. The first is that is should be near the tank outlet to ensure nothing builds up there that would prevent a proper dump and the second is a location that would hit the tank sensors to help keep them as accurate as possible. If you could find a location that would handle both tasks, that would be the ideal location. Sorry to hear about your problems. Be sure to let us know what you do. I would say yes to the above quote.
PatrickA51 04/20/14 05:58pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Battery bank connectors... Quick... That is

Very good idea. You can't beat the Anderson Power poles.
PatrickA51 04/19/14 04:19pm Tech Issues
RE: air compressor

This is a good one
PatrickA51 04/09/14 11:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Satellite Radio install for our C, a few questions...

With a 2 month + trip coming up I would like to add Satellite Radio to our 24' C. I am planning on installing a Sirius/XM unit that will play through our existing automotive stereo by plugging into the auxiliary jack. It will be powered using a simple cigarette lighter outlet (we have three available on the dash), and the install seems straightforward enough but.... What about the antenna? They say it should be up high, as in on the roof with a clear view of the sky. The standard antenna comes with 23' of very small wire and I cannot imagine that being enough to get from the roof down through the coach and to the display unit on the dash. Most manufacturers insist that a GPS also have a clear view of the sky but our Rand McNally (7720 LM - a great unit by the way), works just fine sitting on the dash under the cabover overhang. :h Has anyone out there installed Satellite Radio in your C and if so how did you deal with the antenna? How well does it work, are dropped stations an issue? Any and all advice is most welcome. Subscribed...Thinking the same thing. My cabover blocks a lot of radio signals IMO I have a Sirius/XM Satellite Radio mounted in my RV. I operate my Xm Radio thru my installed stereo I use the Aux, plug and use a cassette tape insert instead of using the tuner set up thru the XM Radio. I feed the antenna wire up into the over head bunks vent. It works great. Also I have a Garmin GPS I mount it in the lower left hand corner of the windshield. It works great with no problems.
PatrickA51 03/27/14 02:50pm Class C Motorhomes
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