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RE: Don't think you need a generator?

What I've found out about myself is that I can't sleep without air conditioning in hot weather. :)
Snowman9000 07/25/16 06:51am Full-time RVing
RE: internal battery resistance for (me) dummies

So to test for the battery internal resistance: What is the best value, "good enough" battery tester? Besides a specific gravity tester. I have one of the inexpensive HF 100A load testers. It seems to be poorly calibrated. All batteries on it read weaker than they are. I have seen the same basic tester in the Schumacher brand, and it gave what I felt were correct readings. Or should we forget about those old things and buy something like what Chris B linked to above?
Snowman9000 07/25/16 06:46am Tech Issues
RE: Desert Cypress RV Park and Wickenburg in February?

Since the Escapees park was mentioned, I'll add this: We stayed at North Ranch, the Escapees park. I do not think they have 50 amp service. Otherwise it would be perfect for you. Dog friendly, some room to run, and a gate that opens to the desert. Many people with RAZRs and such. Lots of hobbyist gold miners too. If you choose to stay, join the Escapees, as mentioned above. The rate reductions pay for the membership and then some.
Snowman9000 07/21/16 06:32pm Snowbirds
RE: Fresh water fill part, and the filling ritual

Tell your wife it's a wonder her ancestors survived. :) After a trip or two of my wife watching me drink tap water from the FW tank, she finally decided to get with the program. She does use some sort of Britta squeeze bottle, though. I treat the tank before the trip, drain out that stuff, then fill and use. Sometimes I use a filter on the fill hose. More for sediment than anything. Why do you need a pressure regulator to fill a FW tank? I think we would need more info on the leak question. I will say that if it uses the white with green stripe corrugated hose, those things never seal worth a darn on either end.
Snowman9000 07/18/16 05:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Selling RV and flying home.... crazy?

Last winter in AZ we looked at a MH like that in the state park. There was a for sale sign in the window. He also was advertising on the local Craiglist sites as they were working their way back to WA state. I believe they sold it in California. A little different for you in that you want to be sure you get to the end point.
Snowman9000 07/18/16 05:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: HELP! Where o where do I find a decent used Class C ?

An ex-rental.
Snowman9000 07/18/16 05:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2 cycle engine question...

A classic 2 stroke has no valves. It has ports. It's the carb, I'll stake my RV.net salary on it. Feel free to pursue all of the other suggestions, though.
Snowman9000 07/17/16 06:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Possible C class newbie...

Move anything you can in the upper bunk area to inspect for signs of leakage. This is the big area of concern in Class C's. A very high percentage of them seem to leak there after some time. If you see anything suspicious, run.
Snowman9000 07/17/16 06:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: My Wifi Posts have been wrong!! I admit it.

Is there no good way to restrict usage per camper to some X megabytes per day?
Snowman9000 07/17/16 06:13pm Technology Corner
RE: 2 cycle engine question...

The carb needs to be cleaned. If you use fresh gas with some Seafoam or something like that, you might get lucky and get it cleaned out without removing it. I like Sta-Bil Marine for that purpose. I've found it works even better than Seafoam. None of them work instantly. You have to run it for a few minutes, let it sit for a couple of days, run it again, let it sit, etc., until it clears up.
Snowman9000 07/17/16 12:59pm Tech Issues

I will play devil's advocate. Do you really want to remove, reseal, and replace all of the penetration objects on a 13 year old roof? IMO, vents, antennae, etc. are easily sealed by maintaining the Dicor caulk as needed. There are folks, however, who have undertaken a complete Eternabond job. I would not do that. If/when you need to remove the object for replacement, now you have to fight the EB tape. However, I HAVE used EB over the front, rear, and sometimes side seams where the roof meets the body work. I have done some of the above on all 3 of my previous RVs, and will do it on my current one. But all the rest of the roof items, no way. Your mileage may vary. For my purpose, an overlay, I use regular Roof Seal tape.
Snowman9000 07/16/16 05:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Class C Depreciation

If a person is going to own for 5 years, and wants the best balance of purchase price value versus maintenance and depreciation, IMO buy at 3 years old and sell at 8. The depreciation premise advanced in the title post is definitely wrong. Well IMO anyway.
Snowman9000 07/16/16 01:48pm Beginning RVing
RE: Ride Quality

I can't say enough about the improvement in ride from installing Koni FSD shocks. Yes, it is over $600 plus labor. Worth it!
Snowman9000 07/15/16 05:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question about Forest River Forester - fresh water valve

My Sunseeker is the red-headed little sister of your Forester. It does not have any valve in the fresh water fill. But the fill tube has an upward bend between the fill opening and the tank. I could modify it. But instead, I have a 30 inch piece of water hose that I attach to the end of the hose I'm using to fill the tank. I feed the short hose most of the way into the fill tube. Works like a charm. If someone tells you you have a plugged vent, that is not it.
Snowman9000 07/15/16 05:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: avoiding Chicago area traffic

No, there are no useful alternatives. The busiest stretch is usually only a few miles, from I-65 to the I-80 break from I-294 in IL. It's not fun, but there are a lot of worse stretches in cities in the US.
Snowman9000 07/12/16 07:06pm Roads and Routes
RE: Gen set won't stay running the year - AGAIN!

Propane fuel system should not gum up from sitting, as far as I know.
Snowman9000 07/08/16 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Honda EU2000I Not starting at higher altitude

I would think the stock jet would make for easier starting at altitude, but be too rich for smooth running. I can't see how going to 7000 feet would make the thing not start. OP talks about starting it in PHX with no choke. Well, I suppose at 100+ degrees that might be the case. I would always use the choke for a cold start though. I guess I'm trying to say that I'm skeptical that the high altitude jet will make it start more easily at altitude.
Snowman9000 07/07/16 05:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Travel trailer or a motorized rv w/ toad??

Yeah, I vote for the SUV and trailer. An old MH is not for the faint of heart, especially since you are planning to travel a lot. If you get a trailer, spend some money getting the springs, brakes, tires, & bearings replaced by someone who seems to know what they are doing. Suspension is the weak part of travel trailers. Like 1940's technology meets Chinese quality control. My other advice would be not to buy something which takes the SUV's tow rating to the limit. Leave yourself a lot of room. Towing a moderate load is not too bad. Towing a full load is miserable.
Snowman9000 07/07/16 05:03pm Beginning RVing
RE: Help With Busted Sewage Pipe!

For any future reader with the problem, buy a Plasti-Mend ABS kit. I've used it more than once and it works great.
Snowman9000 07/04/16 01:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thoughts on new Ford trucks with Pro Trailer Backup Assist

Them dern automatic transmissions will never be worth having, I tell ya!
Snowman9000 06/26/16 05:04pm Travel Trailers
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