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RE: Turning onto 15 degree sideroad - Can it be done ?

Oh yeah, for a simple test, cut out a cardboard scale model of your RV, and put down a flat board for the main road, and prop a board up at 15 degrees for your driveway. Then try to "drive" the cardboard cutout through the turn from the main road and up your driveway. Post some pictures!
Popsie 08/01/15 06:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Turning onto 15 degree sideroad - Can it be done ?

Well it's been many decades since I had geometry, but IIRC, at a fifteen degree slope, your 10 foot rear overhang is going to be on the ground within about 5 feet of the rear wheels starting up the slope. The front won't make it either. Of course, you could take the unit you are thinking of buying for a test drive and cautiously try and take it up your drive way. You'd want to have a representative load on board.
Popsie 08/01/15 06:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dinghy Back Up

The caster angle is set to go FORWARD not back the front wheels cramp in one direction or another & bend the towbar. I f they don't cramp off you can back forever but usually 3 to 10 feet they will cramp resulting in buying a new tow bar. If you can find someone stu*** brave enough to steer the toad be sure to stat it so the power steering helps. Do not pot thumbs inside the wheel so when it cramps they will not be broken. Not all cars have positive caster, especially cars with Macpherson strut front suspensions. You might want to try backing up on gravel or dirt or sand and carefully watch how you car behaves. Then you will know whatever limits you have to observe if you back up. IMHO, if backing up bends something like a tow bar, you need a more robust towing setup.
Popsie 07/28/15 05:49pm Dinghy Towing
RE: RVers Smartphone Apps

Geocaching :B
Popsie 07/16/15 05:39am Technology Corner
RE: Tour de France

The RVs in Europe tend to be quite trim compared to the US models. However, there are plenty of big busses driving on roads of all sizes. (Also big team busses during the tour.)
Popsie 07/15/15 06:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: mud flaps vs. bumper apron or none at all

Driving on gravel roads up to Alaska, we noticed that the big flaps as wide as the RV were hitting the ground (due to bumps in the road) and kicking a lot of gravel up on their toads. I've never noticed that on smooth paved roads. There are rock guards that go from under the rear of the motor home all the way across to the underside of the front bumper of the toad all the way across. I suspect these might do a good job of keeping rocks off the toad (in combination with flaps behind the RV wheels of course). YMMV
Popsie 07/15/15 06:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possible Delamination - run away, run away!

I believe that in this situation, Rumpole would have a good fiberglass (boat?) body shop take a look and give you an estimate to repair the sidewall (not a big deal), and repaint to make it look like nothing ever happened (could be expensive - but not to much considering the size), and factor that into you offer.
Popsie 07/14/15 03:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Typical Data Usage

You can setup an automatic warning when Verizon thinks you might go over your limit. If so, you can increase your limit for the current month to avoid the overage charge. When you do so, be sure and reduce your limit for the next month. If you don't you can't cut it back until the following month - which would charge you more for that next month even if you don't hit over your planned limit. But if you keep cutting it down next month, and only increasing it during a month when you are in danger of overshooting your limit, you will keep your data costs down as much as you can.
Popsie 07/14/15 02:44pm Technology Corner
RE: What option would you add?

A. I'd like to see an adaptation of the Nissan Around View Monitor for a Class A RV. On of my friends has it in his car and it's so good, you have to see it to believe it. B. Really accurate and reliable tank level monitors. C. Built in water filters and softener. D. Large screen RV GPS in the dashboard. E. Built in driver's chair vibrator.
Popsie 07/09/15 02:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Uhaul tow dolly

I used a rental tow dolly some years ago when moving. It wasn't Uhaul, but some other outfit. It didn't have brakes, and it worked just fine. I think the rental ones are built more solidly than ones you buy for personal use because they get so much action.
Popsie 07/04/15 02:16pm Dinghy Towing
RE: DirecTV Software Download

I've had DirecTV send a technician to us when we were on the road in an RV Park. I've heard that since ATT is buying (has bought ?) DirecTV, DirecTV is modifying their customer support to fit the ATT model (we've had ATT in the past - never again), so they are unlikely to give you onsite support away from your home of record. In many areas, you can find an independent shop that sells systems like music in stores and elevators, etc. and also shops that sell free to air satellite TV systems, etc. as well as DirecTV setups. Many of these places will have technicians that can come out and help you for a fee, but with no hassle about being in an RV park. Also, to get multiple satellites, you need something other than the 18" round dish setup.
Popsie 06/23/15 03:21pm Technology Corner
lightning damage question

I know from past experience that homeowner's insurance covers damage from lightning strikes. Does RV insurance do the same?
Popsie 06/21/15 09:22pm Tech Issues
RE: How many class A owners have or want to down size their RV

When we retired, we bought a 40 ft. Class A DP. The number one factor was storage capacity - we needed to carry everything we might need, including the stuff to support our hobbies through all seasons. Secondly, we wanted to be able to carry family members with us on trips, especially educational excursions for our grandkids. We stopped full timing a few years ago because we needed a fixed base to support some medical issues. Even though we are not full timers now, we just returned from seven months on the road, primarily to visit family from coast to coast, and we usually spend more time in the RV than in our little townhouse. For our lifestyle, sizing down would have a negative impact. Of course, YMMV :) Also, considering our income, replacing the RV from time to time would not work out.
Popsie 06/13/15 02:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for a good cell phone booster

We just returned from a six month trip throughout the southwestern US. Without exception, in areas where our cellphone coverage was poor to nonexistent, by reading RV park reviews, we were able to find RV parks with decent to really good wifi service. It did seem to me that more expensive RV parks had better wifi, but that isn't a scientific result - just an impression.
Popsie 06/08/15 04:44am Technology Corner
RE: Damage from tire blow-outs

Left front blowout at around 55, class A DP. Damage = two cut wires, and knocked off mud flap. Nothing serious.
Popsie 06/06/15 05:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: My 2014 Honda CR-V ..

Since you Honda uses indirect tire pressure monitoring, you can replace the rubber valve stems with metal valve stems. If you had direct tire pressure monitoring, you would already have metal valve stems. Honda 2014 CR-V uses indirect tire pressure monitoring.
Popsie 06/04/15 06:53am Dinghy Towing
RE: Signal Booster location??

Our RV is about 15 years old, and I never turn off the power to the antenna amplifier. As far as I can tell, it still works, and the little red light is on every time I open the cupboard that has all the TV related stuff in it.
Popsie 05/31/15 04:15pm Tech Issues
RE: locked in, again!

The inside of our door has a panel mounted with screws. If you undo the screws and remove the panel, you have complete access to the door open/closure mechanism and the two locks (which are also mounted in the door with more screws). It can all be taken apart in a few minutes - especially with a phillips bit in a power drill. I may be screwy, but I have two tool boxes and a drill in the bedroom closet, and four tool boxes in the storage compartments. If all else fails, I have a box of hand grenades under the bed :B
Popsie 05/31/15 04:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Illegal GPS mounting

DW has the GPS on her armrest, and keeps me updated as we travel. I don't ever have to take my focus off the road to check the GPS. However, I regularly check my mirrors, all the instruments on the dash, and the rear view camera video (also on the dash) which does take my focus off the road and traffic ahead for moments. IMHO the mirrors require taking my attention away from the road ahead more than anything else, including how much the GPS would if it were on the dashboard.
Popsie 05/24/15 08:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Uneven tire wear

That sure sounds like an alignment problem.
Popsie 05/14/15 01:02pm Class A Motorhomes
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