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RE: mosquito free northwest summer?

From what I have seen on the Washington/Oregon coast on mosquitoes it depends on the park layout. I have stayed at State parks on the coast and the sites were back from the beach area and the sites were surrounded on three sides by shrubbery and trees. Nice that it blocks the wind but mosquitoes heaven. The parks that we have stayed at that have the sites very near the beach and were not surrounded by shrubbery/trees and had ocean views have not had the mosquito problems but you deal with the wind.
TyroneandGladys 08/21/16 10:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Air conditioning problem

Been discussed before Click I use one in a vacation home and they are not as efficient as a window unit but they do cool. Keep in mind that your electrical capacity for your RV will be close to max with two AC running. I run a heavy extension cord from the 20 amp receptacle on the pedestal into our RV to use a space heater. I cut a piece of foam pipe insulation the length of the side cab window fit it on the glass lay the cord across it and roll the window back up to just snug and it gives a good seal.
TyroneandGladys 08/20/16 11:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Washington State to Vegas via stops in California

Alternate route back would be: North of Las Vegas take 93 to I-84 I-84 to I-82 I-82 to I-90 I-90 to I-5
TyroneandGladys 08/13/16 02:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: Cab heat

I do not know for a fact how the air dam works only that it does. What I think it does is direct air that normally just flows along the bottom of the engine up into front of the engine and behind the radiator. This air then has to go some where and that would be along the top and side of the engine flushing the heat out. But then again I am not a air flow engineer not have I run it thru a wind tunnel to get all of the figures and flow charts.All I know is it works on my RVand that is all that matters to me. I am not trying to sell it or make money off it just sharing what I found that cured a problem I had. If you do not have the problem great for you. The original poster is complaining of ambient engine heat sink issues after he parks. I would love to know how redirecting AC flow inside the cab while driving is going to help with a heat sink problem on the outside of the cab after he parks? That is a problem that he has and if you do not have it telling the original poster you do not have that problem is not helping him one bit. Bravo to the posters that talk about opening the hood and putting a fan on the engine they understand the OP's problem they have experienced it and they are sharing what they do to solve that problem. Many issues only effect certain model years. I am smart enough and courteous enough not to tell someone that is experiencing problems with there V10 why should you be having that problem since I have never experienced it with my 460. Some folks on here would state they never had a problem in switching between front rear gas tanks even if they only had a single tank. To sum it up I have had the experience that the OP is having and I shared something that worked for ME to solve the problem. If you are not experiencing the problem then how are going to help the OP with his problem by telling him that you do not have his problem?
TyroneandGladys 08/13/16 09:20am Class C Motorhomes
RE: man its hot !!

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TyroneandGladys 08/12/16 06:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cab heat

Here are two pictures of the air dam. Just to clarify the engine temperature that I was referring to was NOT the internal operating temperature of the engine but the exterior ambient temperature of the engine. By lowering the ambient engine temperature it not only makes the cab cooler while running and immediately after shutting the engine off you lower the risk of exhaust manifold issues and will extend the life of such items as spark plug wires. If your RV does not have high engine ambient temperature great but for those of you that do this does work. Side note for overheating operating temperature for 1971 -1991 Ford E-350's it might not be overheating it could be a Instrument Cluster Voltage Regulator failing and causing your gauge to show hot. http://i.imgur.com/1T4ZCq4l.jpg http://i.imgur.com/AO1IoYel.jpg
TyroneandGladys 08/12/16 05:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Testing Drinking Water

My 2 cents. I do sanitize my system once a year. Why not it is minimal cost not labor intensive and does not hurt anything. We do use a blue filter on the hose that is replaced at the same time I sanitize the system. We use the blue filter primarily for taste of the water. I do taste the water before adding it to the fresh water tank. Even with a blue filter some water just tastes bad. IMHO if YOU are concerned about traces of bacteria, lead, pesticides, nitrates or high concentrations of chlorine in your water then get a First Alert WT1 Drinking Water Quality Test Kit or similar and test the water BEFORE you hookup to your RV or add it to your RV tank.
TyroneandGladys 08/12/16 11:15am General RVing Issues
RE: oregon coast

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TyroneandGladys 08/12/16 10:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cab heat

If your chassis is a Ford the best solution is to stop it from getting so hot in the first place. It was explained to me that the reason the Ford engine area gets so hot is that the air flow up and around the engine when driving is very limited. The solution I was told was to have a air dam fabricated that would mount directly behind and extending below the front bumper and this would direct air up and around the engine flushing extreme amounts of heat out. This is basically the same thing that you are doing when you stop open the hood and set up a box fan except it is happening as you are driving. This is what I had done and the difference is AMAZING. Gladys no longer has to have the Good Sam's directory on the passenger floor to keep from getting the hot foot. I no longer have to have to a towel between my leg and the doghouse to keep from being burned. The roof air alone is enough to keep us comfortable when driving. And we no longer have to use a heavy moving blanket between the cab and the house after stopping.
TyroneandGladys 08/11/16 06:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Your favorite campground for the view.....

http://i.imgur.com/nhhAKnDl.jpg Sea Perch RV Resort Oregon http://i.imgur.com/X9dCoSal.jpg Beachside State Park Oregon http://i.imgur.com/C7UJIOIl.jpg Half Moon Bay State Park California The rest am going to keep secret
TyroneandGladys 08/10/16 11:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cal's 1, RV's & bicyclists

What a lot of people do not understand cyclists taking the lane is at times the safest thing they can do. By taking the lane you can be seen better, you stop cars from squeezing you on a tight turn. Yes I would pull over if I was causing a line of traffic. If I am slowing up a few cars so I can be safer then to bad that is my LEGAL RIGHT. The cars can wait for a short while till it is safe to pass. Talk with experienced cyclists some time and ask them about it. Also cyclists pay taxes just like everyone else. We have cars that are tax but our bikes do not damage or wear out roads or lane markers. Your legal right yes just do not be dead right. Going down the 101 very narrow section of the road blind turn and there was a bike in the traffic lane I could not move over because of oncoming traffic thank the good lord the brakes were good and I was not going under the speed limit. Choice was going to be the bicyclist or my family. And not to mention all the bicyclist that do not have flashing lights on the back of the bike wear dark clothes riding in the shadows or dark
TyroneandGladys 08/09/16 09:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: Peacocks in the Campground

Way cool what campground and where?
TyroneandGladys 08/08/16 11:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tires, Tires, Tires!

We are on our second set of Yokohama tires and have been very pleased. IMHO you experienced the fallacy of having tires inspected. Tires should be replaced every 5 years and in the Phoenix area every 4 years. A inspection can only catch inflation and wear issues not internal issues. If you loose one the tires on a dual set up you should replace both tires since the tire the did stay inflated has been subjected to a huge overload. Again this is IMHO Be prepared to be told that someone has tires that are much older and they are fine because they have been covered and treated with some magic elixir.
TyroneandGladys 08/06/16 06:46am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Could you please help my son ..Colorado trip planning advice

West Spanish Peak Trinchera Peak Blue Lake campground
TyroneandGladys 08/03/16 10:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: gas mileage

I get 3 Every 3 hours find a station.
TyroneandGladys 08/03/16 05:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Traveling in hot regions

To stay cool when parked Use a cover that covers the windshield and the door windows Window tint on ALL windows. Vent pillows or insulated covers No showers during the hottest part of the day Use the microwave not the stove during the hottest part of the day Cut down the traffic in and out of the RV. Close off the overhead bunk area and the cab area along with any other areas not occupied such as bathroom. If you have a awning park with the awning facing west and put it out. If you have window awnings use them if not some shade cloth with Velcro tabs and matching tabs on the rv around the windows will do wonders. We have a total of 6 1"X 1" tabs for a 40" inch long window three on top and three on the bottom. When driving Do not let it get hot before you turn on the AC. Run your generator starting in the morning with the AC on so that when you stop you are not trying to cool a HOT RV down. We do not use the dash AC only the roof AC It takes a huge load off of the engine and greatly reduces your chance of overheating. Vent pillows or insulated covers Close off the overhead bunk area and the cab area along with any other areas not occupied such as bathroom and or bedroom. Keep your fresh water tank full in case of emergencies. Check your tire pressure and if the tires are over 4 years old replace them. We have experienced low voltage numerous times in campgrounds/RV Parks during hot weather so use one of these
TyroneandGladys 08/03/16 02:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Air conditioning problem

Like others have said, the 20 degree drop is the inside air vs. the air coming out of the AC vent.I don't agree with this. My air gets down to the 50s, no matter what the intake air temp, but the best the temperature is going to get inside is about 20 degrees below ambient. I think that's the meaning of the 20 degrees. Somehow I don't think 80 degree ducted air is going to do much cooling in a 100F trailer. Am I understanding what you said ? First worked with AC's in the early 70's and this one thing has not changed take a thermometer and measure the room temperature then measure the temperature coming out of the AC and if it is at least 20 degrees cooler then the AC is working correctly. Example the room is 100 and the air coming out of the AC is 80 it is working properly. No it does not mean that it will only cool to 80. If you do not have to much heat gain and you are not trying to cool to large of an area for the size AC the 80 degree air will cool the 100 degree RV to 95 now you have 75 degree air coming out of the AC. Again provided that the area that is being cooled is not to large and the heat gain is not to high the 75 degree air will cool off the 95 degree air and this process will continue to the max cooling of an AC which is approximately 65 degree air if you get colder great but do not count on it. And as I stated one of the keys is not to let it get to 100 before you start trying to cool it off. If you start early when it is 80 inside and the temperature climbs to 100 with the AC running and you have the 20 degree drop the AC is functioning properly then you are trying to cool to large of an area and or you have to much heat gain.
TyroneandGladys 08/02/16 10:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Seat E450 Ford

I needed the extra height for leg room and took our unit to a local fabricator who fabricated a 4" riser that is bolted between the floor pedestal and the plate that has the seat mounted to it. only downside is that I now look through the blue tint stripe on top of the windshield when I am driving.
TyroneandGladys 08/02/16 06:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Air conditioning problem

Bottom line on ANY AC RV or home if you are getting a 20 degree difference between the room temperature not outside temperature but inside temperature and the temperature coming out of the AC then the AC is functioning correctly. You need to cut down on the heat gain and the size it is cooling for better cooling. Some tips: Window tint on ALL windows. No showers Use the microwave not the stove. Cut down the traffic in and out of the RV. Close off the overhead bunk area and the cab area along with any other areas not occupied such as bathroom. If you have a awning park with the awning facing west and put it out. If you have window awnings use them if not some shade cloth with Velcro tabs and matching tabs on the rv around the windows will do wonders. We have a total of 6 1"X 1" tabs for a 40" inch long window three on top and three on the bottom. Do not let it get hot before you turn on the AC. If traveling run your generator starting in the morning with the AC on so that when you stop you are not trying to cool a HOT RV down. Ours might be four foot shorter than yours but we have stayed cool in temps over 110. Would also advise something on the lines of this. We have experienced low voltage numerous times in campgrounds/RV Parks during hot weather.
TyroneandGladys 08/02/16 05:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: C Class TOAD vehicle?

Honda CRV or Element. Suzuki and the Suzuki made Tracker are popular but parts are getting harder to get according to the mechanics I have talked to.
TyroneandGladys 08/01/16 09:18am Class C Motorhomes
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