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RE: Replace RV Body?

It seems to me that you might be referring to Class C units. You might want to contact one of the big companies that rent Class C's, as I can imagine that after enough mileage they might put the house onto a new chassis?
Popsie 08/05/17 06:27am Tech Issues
RE: Thinking of getting a Dolly

We've towed using a dolly in the past. No big deal as far as towing. The one issue we encountered was that in some parks you have to store the dolly away from your site. For that situation you need a to equip the sedan to tow the dolly to and from the storage area. If you are going for a really nice (and expensive) sedan, you might want to consider an enclosed trailer instead of a dolly.
Popsie 07/13/17 06:32am Dinghy Towing
RE: 2014 CRV

We put in a switch such as shown in this video (different manufacturer but the same thing). If you switch off the radio/music player while towing, you can tow all day without running down the battery.
Popsie 07/11/17 04:54pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Camping world you won't believe this !!!

Two of my cousins are lawyers, and one of my best friends from school days is a lawyer. I've gotten a lot of free advice and help over the years. Are you sure you don't have a friend or relative who might get their attention and a reasonable response without costing you a lot of money?
Popsie 07/09/17 01:00pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: 1997 Country Coach

There are a number of places that will add slideouts to a motorhome - search the internet.
Popsie 07/07/17 02:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Reliability in purchasing older diesel A

IMHO, the vehicle parts of a diesel pusher RV are typically the same engines, transmissions, brakes, suspension, drive train, wheels, steering gear, etc. that are used in over the road trucks. Long haul trucks typically operate for over 100,000 miles per year, and don't need to be overhauled for three to five years. I saw something on RV.net that suggests that typical RV usage is about 5,000 miles per year. This suggests that a 20 year old diesel pusher should still be good for another decade or two before needing a major overhaul. Of course their are other elements of an RV that might well be in need of repair or replacement on a twenty year old RV such as batteries, refrigerators, air conditioners, tires, paint, etc. Also, rust might be a concern. I think a thorough inspection would be in order on a 20 year old rig to determine the work that might be needed now, and how long it might be expected to operate in the future. Also, maintenance records would be nice to review if available. BTW, our DP is 17 years old, we've never had any major maintenance required, and according to the shop we use is in very good condition. It has had the brakes relined, and we are planning to replace the shock absorbers this year. It has over 100,000 miles on the clock.
Popsie 06/26/17 09:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coach-net vs. Good Sam roadside

with reference to: "Have a flat with no spare..... you are SOL...." We had a blowout, called Coachnet and explained our situation, they had someone call us who ascertained our situation and came out with a new tire, made the repair, and we followed him to the truck stop where we paid for the tire. Everything was fine.
Popsie 06/11/17 08:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2017 Malibu Dingy

Near our home is a business called "Car Toys". They specialize in putting audio, video, radar detectors, GPS, traffic cameras, etc. etc. in cars and trucks. I'm sure there are other businesses that work in the same domain somewhere near where you live. Car Toys or someone like them can relocate the critical fuses and control those circuits with a cut off switch.
Popsie 06/06/17 05:31am Dinghy Towing
RE: Forwarding Mail - a cautionary tale...

Before you leave town, go to your local post office, and get a good telephone number that you can use to contact them directly. The PO used to put the phone number for every post office on the internet, but they've quit doing that. With a phone number, you can talk to people who know what's happening with your mail at your post office from where you happen to be.
Popsie 06/05/17 08:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel discounts

The last time I used my Good Sam card, I only got a two cents a gallon discount at a Flying J. I asked at the checkout, and the lady said that's what it is.
Popsie 05/04/17 06:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Slimline aiming - V's in the trees

I use the SAToolzDirecTV app, and have often found holes in trees, etc. If the situation warrants, I use it first to determine where to set up my tripod, and then to get the antenna aimed in the best direction.
Popsie 04/26/17 04:11pm Technology Corner
RE: Brand recommendations

We have a 2001 model year DP purchased new in 2000. It has over 100,000 miles all over 49 states (except Hawaii). We full-timed for a number of years, and now only do six to nine months a year in the RV. We have it serviced every year and have full records. If I were looking for a motor home now, I wouldn't hesitate to buy ours. However, IT IS NOT FOR SALE! If we were to look for a used motorhome now, I would look at either PPL or Lazydays. I've dealt with both of them for parts and service, and am very convinced that they are competent and above board in the way they do business. If you look at their websites, you can see what is available and at what cost. It will give you a good basis to assess what you might be able to get for what you want to spend. EDIT: IMO look for Diesels, not gas, and get something old enough that you don't have to deal with the DEF stuff. of course, YMMV
Popsie 04/26/17 01:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Parks You Love Then You Hate Them You Need Them

The biggest issue I see is the co-mingling of the two different types of folks that normally stay in an RV park. I think this needs further clarification. ;) Well, we've stayed in RV parks in every state except Hawaii, and every where we've gone I've observed that there are two types, the male and the female.
Popsie 03/19/17 06:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rremoval of MegaBackup and MacKeeper from Mac

Flash Player is used by lots of malware as the entry method into your computer. There is no good reason to have flash, just get rid of it.
Popsie 03/11/17 08:17pm Technology Corner
RE: golf cart insurance

did you ask the golf card dealer?
Popsie 02/25/17 09:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Satellite observation.

I don't have a working crystal ball, but I've read several articles on the internet that say that satellite TV, over the air TV, and cable tV, are all on the way out. They say that the communications industry is aiming at a USA where everything is done over the internet, fiber cables to buildings, and widespread wifi including satellite constellations. It will connect to buildings, vehicles, boats, airplanes, equipment on your body or in your pockets, in your tents and RVs in parks and campgrounds, etc. That includes what we think of as broadcast television, Netflix type stuff, telephones, online learning, school rooms, business, government, etc. etc. etc. remote working, online shopping, online medical care, and things we have'nt thought of yet. Instead of investing in multiple competing technologies, a bigger and better internet of the future will do it all. The hope is that one way of communicating will be more efficient and more capable, and less expensive than building and maintaining multiple methods. Have you all been seeing these articles too?
Popsie 02/14/17 06:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Best Ex-Pat area for full time residency

Slightly off topic: We loved living in Western Europe before the EC disaster, but I wouldn't go back the way things are now. As mentioned, Switzerland is fantastic, and is not in the EC, but IIRC it was rather expensive. We think the British Isles are great, and the language is not so hard to learn, but it's not a cheap area either.
Popsie 01/23/17 08:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Best Ex-Pat area for full time residency

These experiences are not recent: Our oldest son lived in Panama for several years and liked it - no problems. We've been to Mexico many times, and were happy with our visits, but wouldn't consider it now due to the news we read about crime. We have friends who own a house in San Miguel de Allende. They used to go down for several months every year and rent it out the rest of the time. Now they only rent it out and do not go down. We've also visited most of Costa Rica, and found it to be very pleasant and friendly to Americanos, but we didn't live there. You might consider making a short list and visiting the contenders for a month or so at a time before making a decision. You need to look at the whole situation including taxation and medical care. When we were in Costa Rica and considering moving there, we could have shipped cars and furniture etc. duty free when relocating, but I've heard that now they tax all your "imports" which is a problem. A good factor then was low cost good quality medical care, but I don't know if that's changed. best of luck!
Popsie 01/23/17 08:42am General RVing Issues
RE: The Future of SD Satellite Equipment

What I've been reading lately is that streaming video over the Internet is going to replace satellite TV, cable TV, and broadcast TV = it's just a matter of time. For example, look at DirecTVnow
Popsie 01/02/17 01:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Microwave removal

In our RV, the rear bottom of the microwave hooks onto a frame screwed to the wall behind it, and three bolts hold it up from above. Those bolds are hidden under the floor of the cabinet above, so I have to remove the cabinet floor to access those bolts. By the way, I'm older than you and have removed and replaced the microwave three times. The first time, I had it repaired, but the repair only lasted one year. So when the second one failed I replaced it, and when that one failed I replaced it with a more expensive Microwave Convection Oven. That one has lasted for years, and DW likes it better. BTW, since in our setup, the microwave swings down from the back lip when the bolts are removed, you might want to block it up before you remove the bolts then work it down. I used a stack of books to do this. YMMV
Popsie 12/18/16 07:01am Tech Issues
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