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RE: Coffe pot for boondocking

My wife swears by this: Clever Coffee Dripper
Snowman9000 07/30/15 06:55pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Ford or Chev

I am going to buy a 2015 Coachmen 21RS. Any comments on getting a Ford or Chev. The only difference that I can find on the Coachmen description is that the gross weight for the Chev is 14,200 lbs and for the Ford it is 12,500 lbs. The 21RS is 24ft 9 inches long so there is not a lot of room to add weight with equipment and supplies. I prefer the Chevy. BUT... on the Forest River forum, the rep is saying they can not get any Chevy chassis and Chevy can't tell them when they will be able to. They are built in a plant which makes the new Colorado & Canyon pickups, and all production is going towards the pickups. So unless you find a Chevy on a lot, you might only have the choice of Ford.
Snowman9000 07/29/15 07:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Extend-A-Shower = Good or Bad

I put them into our current RV and the previous 3 RVs too! Often it was not into anything more than the flimsy paneling. I may have used plastic wall anchors in some cases, I'm not sure. I do know that some were just screwed gently/judiciously into the panel itself. None fell down. I love the product. I am very partial to the Toggler plastic toggle type anchors for RV walls. You have to find the ones that are for thin material, which is the "TA" version. If you google Toggler TA, you'll see it.
Snowman9000 07/25/15 01:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question Regarding Purchasing thru Wholesalers

An RV dealer with "wholesale" in it's name is nothing more than a "retail" RV dealer. Thanks, I was going to say the same thing. What they are are internet dealers who do have one or more of their own retail dealerships where you will take delivery.
Snowman9000 07/24/15 06:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Care and feeding of my ex650?

The van is fine. Not as sensitive as small engines. Plus, it doesn't do any good to add Sta-Bil to old gas.
Snowman9000 07/22/15 06:43pm Tech Issues
RE: How to Haggle???

You'll probably get a lot of advice. I'm not an expert but when I've had success: A) they knew we were serious buyers, and B) we were willing to walk away if they could not meet our price. B made it simple to do from our position, because we truly were willing to walk away.
Snowman9000 07/22/15 06:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2014 Jeep Cherokee needs new tranny

moisheh, You're on at least two forums repeatedly saying the Focus is a problem, and you don't even own one. I own one, and like it. It acts and shifts differently than a regular hydraulic trans, which seems to bug some owners. But that's why it gets such good MPG. I got used to it very quickly. Plus, since it has adaptive programming, it has adapted to my driving style and now it doesn't even feel different. Just a data counter point from an owner. I'm sure there are links to owners whose trans or clutch has failed or whatever. Without seeing one in person, I have no reaction to those. I like mine.
Snowman9000 07/19/15 07:02pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Onan generator is turning itself on

Ours was starting by itself, or just clicking the starter relay repeatedly. The dealer diagnosed it as a faulty remote switch. Since they replaced it, the problem has stayed away.
Snowman9000 07/19/15 06:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking seriously about a used DP, never had a diesel

I'm surprised no one expressed concern about the delam that is starting.
Snowman9000 07/18/15 05:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tough Choice: Jayco Greyhawk 2015 vs. 2016

The new ratios in the 6 speed look great. Combine that with a taller rear end and the Ford Class C's should close the MPG gap with the Chevys. Plus the downshifting gripes should not be as plentiful because the RPMs will not go up as much as before. Like on my Chevy, the 6 to 5 downshift at around 65 only takes the revs from 2000 to 2500 or so. Barely perceptible. I expect the new Ford to be like that.
Snowman9000 07/16/15 07:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tough Choice: Jayco Greyhawk 2015 vs. 2016

By the way as I understand it, the older 5-speed TorqShift transmission (introduced in 2005 in the E-Series) is actually 6 speeds. One of the 5 speeds has two different ratios for it that are selected only "internally" by the computer depending upon various parameters. The 5R110 has two different 4th gear ratios available, but only one is used in any given condition. It uses an underdrive 4th when cold. There is never an occasion when it shifts through 6 speeds. So it's a 5 speed, not a 6 speed.
Snowman9000 07/16/15 07:38pm Class C Motorhomes
Toad: Most space in the least weight

Wondering which late model flat-towable dinghy would have a lot of cargo space in a light-ish weight? I think it would be hard to beat the Honda Element at 3600 lbs or so. Can an Element with auto trans be flat towed? I know the manual trans can be. Any others come to mind?
Snowman9000 07/15/15 05:47pm Dinghy Towing
RE: New Winnebago View

I wonder if this size of rig can be used toadless for longer trips. Absolutely! It helps to be creative as far as organizing your frequently used kitchen and bath items. Basically to make things easy to stow while still being easy to use when you need them. And keep a neat clean ship so it's only a few minutes work to get ready to drive to town.
Snowman9000 07/15/15 05:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: B+ motorhomes

Craigslist, or consignment at a good dealer. It's not the best time of year to sell in a northern zone.
Snowman9000 07/15/15 11:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: FR Sunseeker 2250LE motorhome opinions?

oops, deleted.
Snowman9000 07/10/15 06:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: A week or so in Quartzsite

Thanks for all the helpful replies. Now we have a better feeling about when to show up and when to go to the show. When it gets closer I'll keep a look out here to see if there is any general RV.net gathering in a particular boondocking area.
Snowman9000 07/09/15 08:21pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: FR Sunseeker 2250LE motorhome opinions?

We were going to buy one but opted for the no slide 2300 instead. They have virtually the same room inside. The 2250 LE will most likely be missing a few things, with the exact list depending on the model year. No spare, no transfer switch, no ladder, no water filter, no sink cover, no dream dinette, no child head tethers, optional running boards, no heated and enclosed tanks, t-mold counters, no drawers in the dinette, no bumper cover. Thread quoted above So that said, it's a nice unit. I laid on the split bed and would be okay with it. You'd have to at least partially re-make it everytime, obviously. To me it would come down to price.
Snowman9000 07/09/15 07:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2WD vs 4WD tow vehicle

Look it this issue from a different angle. Get the 2 WD. throw a tow strap in the bed or storage area. If you get stuck the 4 WD guys will be lining up to pull you out. :B Reminds me of the time i got stuck with the 2 WD tractor blading snow. In a flash this 4 WD guy stopped and yanked me right out. No charge, he was just having fun. :W You are exactly right IMO. I had a tow strap and always figured any self respecting 4WD guy would be dying to tow me. Especially if it was a Dodge or Ford to tow my Chevy. Limited slip has been mentioned a few times. I doubt you can buy a 2WD 3/4 or 1 tonner without it. I'm here to tell you it doesn't make enough difference to matter, though. My Duramax and I suppose other brands as well have so much torque that when the tires want to slip, they both slip. Obviously if only one tire is on a slippery surface, then okay that's different. Nor does having 2000 lbs of fiver pin weight help, surprisingly. You'd think it would, but it must be cancelled out by having the extra load to pull, because the tires slip just as bad or worse than if not hauling a fiver.
Snowman9000 07/08/15 12:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Have A Major Made In China Purchase In Mind?

Well, if "China" goes "belly-up", I guess we just "Buy American" again, and put some of our unemployed back to work! Sounds OK to me! How much more will you be willing to pay? If a $400 TV goes to $1000, no problem? Our consumer lifestyle is based on cheap stuff from China. I personally don't care, I think we buy too much krap anyway. But at this point there won't be replacement American goods. There will just be a lot of things no longer available. Interesting news indeed. Edit to add: The market will work this out in any event. If there is too much supply over there, some will finally go broke. The survivors will raise prices, and we will pay more. That is, if the Chinese govt doesn't try to prop up all the broke companies.
Snowman9000 07/08/15 12:02pm Tech Issues
A week or so in Quartzsite

DW and I plan to finally see the RV show at Q this year. We'd dry camp. I've read tons over the years and have one basic question. Regarding traffic and hassle, should we make sure to get there prior to the show opening date? If so, how many days early? Or is it already as crowded as it is gonna get, before the show even begins?
Snowman9000 07/08/15 09:13am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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