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RE: Exterior window lock...

We had a problem with the door lock once. Called AAA and they sent out a locksmith who was able to correct the problem. I never did understand what was going on.
Popsie 01/13/18 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CR-V towing

We have a 2011 CRV. We did run down the battery a couple of times towing so I bought a switch that has in insert between the power and the wires to the radio. I turn it off when going into tow mode, and it keeps the battery from running low. IIRC, it's a Roadmaster Fusemaster. It was something of a pain to install (I'm old and fat), but it works great. We've used it for years of full timing without ever having a dead battery.
Popsie 01/05/18 04:08pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Which mail forwarder in South Dakota should I choose?

We are very happy with Americas Mailbox in South Dakota. We also continue to use Escapees in Texas where we have a lot of family, but had no luck trying to convert Escapees to South Dakota. YMMV
Popsie 12/18/17 05:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: TV Fox antena

The best over the air RV antenna is the Winegard Rayzar auto which provides excellent reception from more than one direction at a time.
Popsie 11/02/17 08:23am Technology Corner
RE: SCUBA tanks for filling RV tires?

OK, when I posted the question, it was out of ignorance. Now I have reached a state of confusion :o Can anyone recommend a compact 120v powered compressor to carry in my RV that can readily inflate my tires to 125 psi?????
Popsie 11/02/17 07:56am Tech Issues
SCUBA tanks for filling RV tires?

I have a vague memory of some folks getting a SCUBA air tank pumped up to very high pressures, then carrying the tank (with a pressure regulator) to quickly and accurately fill RV tires. Do any of you have experience and/or opinions about this settup?
Popsie 11/01/17 05:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Insurance increase for going full-time RVing

You need to purchase a full-timers insurance policy. AAA does not write coverage for full-timers. In S Dakota our full-time motorhome policy has an annual premium of around $850. That will vary based on the exact motorhome you have, your driving records, your insurance history of continuous coverage, if you also have insurance on a vehicle and your credit history. You need to establish your residency somewhere in one of the full-time friendly states and then purchase a new full-timer policy. What insurance company are you using??
Popsie 10/22/17 07:07am Class A Motorhomes
Insurance increase for going full-time RVing

We decided to go full time again, and sold our house. AAA bumped up our vehicle insurance $3,000 because we are going full time. Has anyone else encountered this, and can anyone recommend an insurance company that doesn't up the rates for full timers?
Popsie 10/20/17 07:04pm Class A Motorhomes
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
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