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Low prices will last longer than you think. The Saudis did this in the mid-80s. They are patient, have a long term outlook, and a low cost of production. They are tired of losing market share both to other producers and to alternatives. Certain political motives have been speculated as well, but who knows. In any event, my belief is that prices will be low for a couple of years at least, and won't get back to where they were for considerably longer than that.
Snowman9000 01/30/15 05:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: explain to me

Jopopsy, I felt the same way about towing. Cheap Chinese tires, cheap suspension that breaks if you look at it funny, cracking frames... let them have the TT's and fivers. We had two fivers and it is such a lower stress situation all the way around to be taking the Class C.
Snowman9000 01/30/15 02:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: cant seem to find a clas C under 29ft reasonable

Obviously there is no one cutoff point in size as far as parking, but I can add our experience with 23' and 25' class C's. Basically we always find a place to park, even in towns. But I can see where going over 25' would be more dicey. So far we have gone toadless with the two short C's. The main reason I've considered a toad is so one of use could go do something while the other stays in the MH at camp. Other than that we don't miss a toad. We have a queen bed as OP wants, but no slide.
Snowman9000 01/30/15 07:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Black Tank Leak - questions

The Plasti-Mend stuff is excellent for repairing ABS waste piping and tanks.
Snowman9000 01/29/15 08:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Inexpensive places to summer over in WI, MI, or MN

There is a very nice network of state forest CGs around Minocqua. Very few if any have any hookups at all, but they are wonderful forest/lake sites. You'd have to move every two weeks, and do some research as far as larger sites.
Snowman9000 01/29/15 03:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: $35.00 Amp Hour Meter

landyacht, the shunt is in the last photo in that listing. You have to scroll through the photos. IIRC, they are all 75mv shunts. It is not that unlikely that due to the large shunt, they are only reading to the nearest amp.
Snowman9000 01/29/15 09:20am Tech Issues
RE: $35.00 Amp Hour Meter

Don, It does both. If I can remember to get the manual from the RV next time I'm in town, I'll scan it and post it.
Snowman9000 01/28/15 03:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Verizon, Verizon prepaid, Straight Talk data coverage

OK, I found these maps, and Tom appears to be correct. Prepaid Contract If you open them in new tabs, and click back and forth between them, at least in my browser the maps are in the exact same spot on the screen so you can start to see the differences. Out west it's harder to pinpoint the difference but they are there. In the east the differences seem to be minimal. Midcontinent, there are some for sure.
Snowman9000 01/28/15 08:02am Technology Corner
RE: Verizon, Verizon prepaid, Straight Talk data coverage

Prepaid Verizon coverage is not the same as Contract coverage. The native Verizon coverage is the same, but contract users benefit from partnership agreements that provide roaming coverage in areas where Verizon itself does not have great coverage. Compare them in Missouri and Oklahoma for instance. I have prepaid and appreciate it despite this difference. Tom, are we talking voice, data, or both?
Snowman9000 01/28/15 07:55am Technology Corner
RE: explain to me

If towables had odometers I'm sure you'd be surprised at how low some of those are as well. I was just thinking the same thing. Class C's are mostly owned by vacationers, not travelers.
Snowman9000 01/28/15 06:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: $35.00 Amp Hour Meter

Here is one of the two I bought. They are offered with different size shunts. It's not the quality of a Trimetric. Especially the shunts, once you get up to 100A and up, they are not on an insulated base, so you have to futz with that to come up with a mounting system. But they seem to work. They are becoming popular in various hobby and DIY monitoring applications. http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-120V-200A-Volt-Amp-Combo-Meter-Battery-Charge-Discharge-Indicator-With-Shunt-/170901497030?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27ca85e4c6 I bought a 4x6 enclosure at Radio Shack, and mounted two meters and switches for same. One is 200A, for the whole house of the RV including the genset, and one is 100A, for the solar charging. Obviously the 100A could have been smaller, but I already had bought it for the whole house. The supposed ratings for the shunts need to be down-scaled for safety/durability. My genset draws amps in the upper two digits, so I decided 100A was not good enough. Instructions are a bit Chinglish, but it's all there. You calibrate them, they track amps both directions, and all the basic things you would expect. You can reset the counters, and power down without losing your settings and calibration, contrary to what someone here posted in the past. You can blank the display when needed. Other than that, I have only messed with them to make sure they are functional. I have not had an opportunity to really use them.
Snowman9000 01/28/15 06:31am Tech Issues
RE: $35.00 Amp Hour Meter

Is it from elite.elements on ebay? I have a couple of them. Installed but not yet calibrated....
Snowman9000 01/27/15 07:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Verizon, Verizon prepaid, Straight Talk data coverage

The throttling that I have read about does not worry me much.
Snowman9000 01/27/15 09:51am Technology Corner
Verizon, Verizon prepaid, Straight Talk data coverage

Is the coverage for 4g/LTE for Verizon Prepaid the same as for a Verizon contract plan? edit: According to customer service at Verizon, it is. I'll see if I can get info from Straight Talk for my next question. Is the coverage for a Straight Talk Verizon device the same as either of the above? edit again: ST customer service says the data coverage is the same.
Snowman9000 01/27/15 09:12am Technology Corner
RE: Cell phone plan advice

Well I didn't understand the Verizon Edge plan. To get it, you have to buy new phones, paying for them over 24 months. We don't need to buy new phones, so if we stay with Verizon, we are stuck with the expensive More Everything plan. I'm going to look hard at Straight Talk.
Snowman9000 01/27/15 08:45am Technology Corner
RE: Bornfree Motorhomes sold to an investment group

Here is a short news article: http://www.humboldtnews.com/content/dodgen-industries-sold-des-moines-company Here is the new president: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-butler/11/336/729 Nothing particularly worrisome that I can see. Time will tell. I would not be surprised if the LLC was formed to buy the company, and this is their only business.
Snowman9000 01/27/15 07:18am Class C Motorhomes
RE: New window in door The best !

I'm not able to look at mine right now. If the interior trim has screws, and I'm 99% sure it should, just remove them, take off the trim, and measure the opening. Take care to not let the window fall out of the exterior side while this is going on. It's as simple as that.
Snowman9000 01/27/15 07:12am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 52yo guy solo c?

I will be alone this summer. DW passed away after 55 years of marriage and I am not giving up RVing. I will be selling one of my MHs since I can't use 2 at the same time. Good for you! Having watched my dad in retirement areas after my mom died, I'll tell you your biggest problem will be that you will attract women like flypaper, whether you are ready or not. Maybe not as much in RV parks, I suppose.
Snowman9000 01/26/15 09:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 52yo guy solo c?

I find it the norm to be asked when checking in, how many adults, how many children, any pets.
Snowman9000 01/26/15 06:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: New window in door The best !

You have to shade it at night, like any other window. With the screen door in the way, that means you have to open the door, unless you hang something over the screen door too. Nevertheless, I'm putting one in ours. If I could see out that window, it would be a huge help when driving, specifically when pulling out of parking lots and other turns where I am angled left. It's amazing how many of those turns exist. Our door is just behind the passenger seat.
Snowman9000 01/26/15 06:39am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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