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RE: Aerodynamics Matter !!

Aero trailers have curved radius of 12-22 degrees where walls meet. You mean inches of radius rather than degrees, right? I'm no engineer, so if it is degrees, I need to figure out what that means.
Snowman9000 02/11/16 10:15am Travel Trailers
RE: GM's ramping up production for Co and Canyon

I have a Silverado Duramax 2500HD crew cab. It fits in my garage, barely. I no longer need a truck that big. I bet a Colorado would fit nicely in the garage, and be just fine for my needs.
Snowman9000 02/11/16 09:11am Tow Vehicles
Lots of Fiat 500 toads

I'm surprised at the number of Fiat 500 toads we have seen in CGs in the month we have been in AZ. Are they common toads where you travel?
Snowman9000 02/11/16 09:03am Dinghy Towing
RE: Winter boondocking in a Class C

I think I'd want some kitty litter in that bag, though.
Snowman9000 02/10/16 08:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do electric RV steps work off of shore power if plugged in?

There are some factory written troubleshooting charts online for the steps. From my limited experience, most problems are either bad ground connections, or needing to lube the steps per instructions. If the motor ever burns out, it is the same as a wiper (I think) motor on a certain car. If need be, search this forum: Archives - Kwikee (sp?), then on the results, search motor, or wiper.
Snowman9000 02/10/16 08:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Smart Car

Are used smart cars cheap?
Snowman9000 02/09/16 03:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Converter Questions - Replacement and want to charge faster

I connected my wfco with short fat cables. It helped but it was still pathetic. I swapped to a PD. This is my third PD. They work beautifully. Do it. I also have solar, but that's another story.
Snowman9000 02/09/16 03:46pm Tech Issues
RE: solar Q: 2 small vs 1 large

If you get a day of full sun, 2 x 50 watts will do what you need. However you won't always have full sun. Btdt. My 2x50 portable set takes up about 26x24x4 in storage. So almost any RV can find room for that. 2x80 or 100, that's getting to be bulky for a tiny motorhome. And heavy unless you can split them for carrying.
Snowman9000 02/09/16 03:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Class B Purchase Advice

Are you sure you mean AND here "comfortable Queen bed and a not-too-cramped toilet/shower"? I have a rear entry American Cruiser and I have a huge bathroom by class B standards. However, in order to make a queen bed, you eliminate all other places to sit and it is not easy to get out of bed. We have opted to sleep in the two twin bed configuration, but still we are making up the dinette bed every day or sitting outside or sitting on the side of our beds (which is not bad). Don't get me wrong, we love our class B but it has no where near the room of other campers we have had (two pop-ups, three trailers, and a class B). So, if it is roominess you want without sacrificing comfort, go with a class C. Here's our floor plan - http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s20/classb4/AmericanCruiserfloorplan.jpg That's a great floor plan for a touring RV IMO. I like it so much I looked up a youtube video for one. Most B's are claustrophobic for me. Yours seems light and not as jam packed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9uoAEoejVk
Snowman9000 02/07/16 09:32pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: I'm getting tired of El Nino.

It's shorts and tee shirt weather, finally! :)
Snowman9000 02/07/16 11:18am Snowbirds
RE: Customizations / mods to the Freelander 21QB

Nice mods. On our prior Chevy B+, I too had to add a switch for the radio. Thankfully Forest River took care of that on our Sunseeker.
Snowman9000 02/07/16 11:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winter boondocking in a Class C

Ron, you might be right. We had a B+ with an entertainment center and there was no insulation behind it. I was able to do some improving of it though. On our C, I do think the whole cabover is insulated. At some point I'll do those windows. I think you have to chase a lot of leaks to tighten up these RVs. One thing not mentioned is the entry door. Pianotuna has a cover for his. I took the inside trim off and say a huge gap all the way around. I could see the ground at the bottom. I foamed it all up. It is not bad at all now. There are similar gaps in all of the window installations. I have not bothered with those yet.
Snowman9000 02/06/16 06:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winter boondocking in a Class C

I don't see the need for any negativity. OP is just describing what works for him. Re the cabover windows: We have been winter camping for the past 4 weeks in AZ. Lows in the 20s and 30s. I have noticed that it seems like a crazy amount of cold is coming from the two side windows up there. Are they any worse than the other windows? They seem to be. If so, why? All of our windows are single pane. They are definitely the weak link. Well, along with the roof vents and shower skylight. We have pillows in the roof vents. Nothing in the skylight, and that bathroom gets good and cold overnight. We have an insulated blanket blocking off the lower part of the cab. Maybe I should go to the hardware store today and get a window kit for those bunk windows.
Snowman9000 02/06/16 07:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Small Class A or Class C

We're now on our 5th Class'A' MoHo. We've had a 30ft., a 21 Ft. Class'C', a 31 Ft. Class'A', a 34' Class'A. We're now in a 2015 Thor Vegas 25 Ft. Just the wife & I these days. Just finished a 5500 mile trip from Miami, Fl. to Moab, Ut. and back pulling a Jeep. Best RV I've had or driven. Had to get used to less room, but no more worrying about camp site size or gas stations I can't get OUT of. Gets an honest 11 mpg. That is a very interesting report in many respects. OP, I do not like to jump in with alternatives C and D when the question is between A and B. However, I am going to. :) Here, the usual answer is buy for the floorplan. I think in your case with your sons, that is especially true. Are they okay sharing a bed? Especially a small, makeshift one? You might be able to buy a Class C bunkhouse model new for what you are seeing for those used Sprinter diesels. There is a huge amount of wiggle room in MSRP. We got a lot off on our Sunseeker by getting a price from RVdirect.com. A local dealer then beat it, and it was basically painless. And of course used models are bound to be out there too. For sure I think if you don't buy a bunkhouse, at least get something with an overcab bed. Maybe that points to the View/Navion in your scenario?
Snowman9000 02/05/16 02:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Low volume Class C manufacturers

Lazy Daze 9 units (22 in 2014). ---- It's true that Lazy Daze is not a high-volume producer - rigs are ordered factory-direct, and there's currently about a year wait - but a call to the LD factory would clarify what seems to me to be a very low number for rigs delivered in 2015. I tried to verify it on the web, but the numbers come from a subscription only industry service.
Snowman9000 02/05/16 02:09pm Class C Motorhomes
Low volume Class C manufacturers

On a brand specific forum, a person with access to the data posted that in 2015, these brands had the following retail unit sales: Lazy Daze 9 units (22 in 2014) Born Free 16 Phoenix Cruiser 55 I had never thought about it enough to even guess the numbers. But I sure would not have guessed that low. Wow. Especially the first two.
Snowman9000 02/05/16 09:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: ford 6.7 diesel into class c

Four Winds as an example already build them with a Powerstroke in a Ford Chassis. I think the one you are thinking about is a Super C.
Snowman9000 02/05/16 08:50am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replace converter with 24v PS and Solar Controller

Clicky for above link The TS-45 has no DC to DC voltage converting circuitry in it like an MPPT control would. A power supply does not behave like a solar panel. You can call Morningstar and ask them but I don't think it will work. I bet it will work. I have owned a couple of the MS Sunsaver PWM controllers, and they can accept a power supply as input. If he already owns the Tristar, and if MS allows it, it should work. Even PWM controllers convert one DC voltage to another, so I don't get your thinking on that.
Snowman9000 02/04/16 09:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I'm getting tired of El Nino.

There appears to be a dramatic change in the weather patterns on the way. Yuma AZ will warm into the 80sF by Sunday and stay in the 80s for the future. Yes, it is coming here to Tucson too. :) Today again was 25F and hard frost. Temps reported from a Weather Underground station named Catalina Shadows in Oro Valley near Oracle and Tangerine.
Snowman9000 02/04/16 09:22am Snowbirds
RE: Replace converter with 24v PS and Solar Controller

OP, could you post a link to the charging instructions for your batteries? That's very interesting if they need 15.3v.
Snowman9000 02/03/16 04:39pm Fifth-Wheels
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