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RE: Rear Corner Bed- bothersome?

Our corner bed is a full 60x80 queen. More than half of the 60 inch foot is open. The person on the outside has to clamber over the foot of the bed, more so than over the other person. It's not a big deal for us, but I'm sure it depends a lot of the person's physical fitness. It lets us have a nice big permanent bed in a small RV. In our list of must haves for the next RV, a walkaround bed is not a high priority at all. In a perfect world, we would have two twins that double as lounging areas. http://www.forestriverinc.com/ImageHandler.ashx?ImageID=5729 width=640
Snowman9000 08/28/16 08:22am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Silverado 1500, my recent experience

Yeah, those P-metric truck tires are pretty flimsy for towing, in my experience.
Snowman9000 08/28/16 08:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Whitening yellowed plastic - an easy solution

Neat! This appears to be the video This is the product
Snowman9000 08/28/16 08:08am Truck Campers
RE: NW Indiana to Albuquerque to Las Cruces to Tucson

You're welcome, I hope it helps. I will add some info about overnight CGs during the winter, on our main route. There is a nice year round campground in Sikeston, called Hinton RV Park. South of that it is slim pickings until the Memphis area. There is not much in the rest of Arkansas until Texarkana. We have stayed a few times in one that is okay, Arkadelphia CG. It's very near to a Cracker Barrel. I read that it is under new management, which should be a good thing because the previous afternoon guy was very unpleasant. In Texarkana, we have stayed at Sunrise RV Park. It is good. Nice clean restrooms, pleasant clerks, etc. There is a Pilot or Flying J, and a Denny's at that exit. There is also a KOA in the area.
Snowman9000 08/28/16 07:57am Roads and Routes
RE: Sprinter motorhome boondocking

OP, we have about 1.5X the various tank capacities as what you are asking about. The two of us, in the AZ winter, can pretty easily go 1 week. Toilet as needed, navy showers every other day, my face wash and wet shave every day, dishes as needed once a day. As you can tell by other posts, it is possible to stretch that a good bit longer. Fresh water running out and gray filling up happen close to the same time in ours.
Snowman9000 08/27/16 05:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: NW Indiana to Albuquerque to Las Cruces to Tucson

We use two basic winter routes from the south suburbs of Chicago to Phoenix. Neither one is the direct route, because of the likelihood of snow and cold. First choice, and only if the weather is unseasonably good: St Louis-Tulsa-OKC-Amarillo-Las Cruces- Tucson-Phoenix. Once we took this route because the weather was too cold to camp anywhere, even way south, but the sun was shining. We stayed in hotels through Amarillo. The Amarillo-Las Cruces segment can be one of two ways. Via Portales-Roswell-Alamogordo, or Tucumcari-Santa Rosa-Alamogordo. I prefer the Roswell route, although it's not much difference other than scenery. Ruidoso is a known speed trap. Typical route: We are forced down south. I-57 to Sikeston-Texarkana-Dallas-& on west to Las Cruces etc. Usually we can avoid snow, and are able to camp, on this route. This is I-57 to 55 to 40 to 30 to 20 to 10. :) Once we had to cut far south of Dallas, across Waco & Junction TX. There is a nice little dark sky state park just outside of Junction, and from there it's a good day's drive to Las Cruces. If you take I-44 & 40 across MO and OK, have a backup plan and watch the weather ahead of you. Be prepared to drop south and get out of the weather before turning west again. Storms can come up fast and furious in the panhandle and mountains, and then you are stuck in the middle of nowhere.
Snowman9000 08/27/16 05:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Airstream Shower

Snowman9000 08/26/16 04:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best dog commercial on tv

I like this one for VW.
Snowman9000 08/24/16 11:37am RV Pet Stop
RE: Chevy Seats

Yes. Thread with source info Here is mine. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9S14oO5FVsC6Kq2JkjRruPnyq8Te2R7lRQFbfMkAX1Ja1Fwx-fh2f3kJA6wozyD3_Z-D-gCAM21iRg=w522-h294
Snowman9000 08/24/16 11:29am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gm Trucks

Thunderbolt, I sympathize. In my business and personal life, I've owned several trucks, vans, and cars of all brands. I'm not brand loyal. Well, that is no longer true, I've become loyal to Honda and Toyota. My take is, I likely won't own another Chrysler. Just too much heartbreak for me. Fords have better overall quality than Chevy, but when the Ford breaks, it's something big and expensive. The Chevy will dependably run a long time, but you never know when the door handle is going to come off in your hand. (Not literally that.) Minor stuff will break, rattle, etc. I have a 2004 Duramax. I did have instrument cluster problems several years ago. My mechanic fixed it by unplugging all of the computers to test them. He found nothing, but it has worked ever since. LOL! The window regulators, yes, that is a known feature of these Chevy trucks. They are krap. Right now the rear ones move at a turtle pace. I already replaced the front passenger one. It's race car fast. There are videos on youtube showing how it's done. Parking brake, leaky access cover under windshield cowl, on and on. It's a Chevy; they all eventually feel like they were built on Friday night of 4th of July weekend. But they keep running. And that is worth something. I don't care if anyone flames me. Have at it! I've owned them all. LOL. I would buy another Duramax if I needed one. "Can you throw in a roll of duct tape with it?"
Snowman9000 08/24/16 08:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Post your class C measured axle weights

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Snowman9000 08/23/16 05:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Interstate 80/Chicago by-pass

Route 30 west of I-65 is a suburban street. You would not want to drive on it. You endured the worst part. Then when you got off 80 and went through the rural country, you were missing the easy part of 80. The busy section of 80/94 is west of I-65, from 65 to a point in IL where 80 splits away from 294. This images shows the high traffic area, which is 20 miles. Except for an accident or rush hour, you will be through it in less than a half hour. There is no reasonable work-around, unless your trip is headed somewhere south. I have tried every possible route. There is nothing. http://i.imgur.com/opmACeJl.jpg
Snowman9000 08/23/16 07:39am Roads and Routes
RE: Win10 wake from sleep bypass sign in

Gordon, I thought sure your solution would do it. But I don't have a screen saver enabled, lol! My computer goes to sleep after 10 minutes, but no screen saver in the interim. I can try enabling a screen saver. Although, I think what displays after coming out of the screen saver might not be determined in the same setting as what displays coming out of sleep. All signs point to needing to establish a password and then set things to never ask for it.
Snowman9000 08/22/16 11:36am Technology Corner
RE: Win10 wake from sleep bypass sign in

its in the 'system' 'power and sleep' 'related settings' 'require password on wakeup' settings. That could be it. Unfortunately, on mine the choice to not require it is grayed out. I suspect that is because I do not have a password established. OTOH, if OP does have a password, maybe he can try that and report back.
Snowman9000 08/22/16 09:55am Technology Corner
RE: Interstate 80/Chicago by-pass

This comes up a few times a year, which is understandable. No, there is no good way around it. There is construction this summer on 80/90 (the tollway) through Indiana. I don't know if there is any on 94 through the same general area. We took the tollway once this summer and the construction was not really a problem. The area people want to avoid is west of the Indiana Tollway anyway, where you are on 80/94. That section has been completely overhauled in the past several years. So the road is pretty good, and no construction. Traffic is heavy, fast, lots of trucks, and bad drivers. Like most big cities. I don't enjoy using it, but it is what it is. The upside is, it generally moves quickly so you are through it in short order. It's a lot better if you avoid rush hours. Pick an interior lane and just stay in it.
Snowman9000 08/22/16 07:43am Roads and Routes
RE: Win10 wake from sleep bypass sign in

Settings Accounts Sign in options Dropbox down menu Never That sounded good. I feel the same as OP. But, what you offered above does not exist on mine. When I select sign in options, here is what I get. Maybe I don't see your choice because I don't use a password. http://i.imgur.com/9EmtSNFl.jpg width=640
Snowman9000 08/22/16 07:32am Technology Corner
RE: No turning back... need advise moving forward

I don't know how this would fit with your plans, but the Escapees Club is having an RV Boot Camp for about a week in early February, at their campground in Congress, AZ. Near Phoenix. It includes all of the do's and don'ts, driving lessons, etc. They might have something nearer to you, in Florida or Texas. You'd have to check. Supposedly it's highly regarded.
Snowman9000 08/21/16 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: poor radio reception

Our 2014 is the same. The people who have solved it have installed an antenna on the roof of the MH. I'm thinking about it. We had a trailer that had the radio antenna attached at the upper sidewall, with a 90* mount to point it skyward. That worked too. I guess what I'm saying is that I don't know how high above the roof the antenna needs to be. I also don't know if it needs to be on a metal ground plane, such as a fender.
Snowman9000 08/20/16 12:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Are we too late for escaping the winter

I would also see if I could get a week at the Jetty Park in St. Augustine. I second the Jetty Park recommendation, but it is in Cape Canaveral, FL (adjacent to Cocoa Beach, too) about 125 miles south of St. Augustine. Oh, that's right. Thanks for the correction. Now I recall we stayed in a SP at St. Augustine, prior to going to Jetty Park. Which one has the big Ron Jon's Surf Shop. It's heck to get old. :)
Snowman9000 08/19/16 07:37pm Snowbirds
RE: Open and airy class B's

The most light and airy ones I've seen were DIY conversions of cargo vans. I've seen some very neat ones. A lot of people do them on a tight budget. Which is fine at least to a point. But the ones who were willing to spend on good equipment had wonderful results IMO. If you have the budget for something new, go to Sportmobile in Texas and tell them what you want.
Snowman9000 08/19/16 07:11am Full-time RVing
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