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RE: Please help with a tire question.

Everyone, Again, thank you for all of the information.
cruising spud 04/05/18 07:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Please help with a tire question.

Thank you everyone for your input. My husband and I have decided what we are going to do. 2oldman-dealership did not mean an rv dealership.
cruising spud 04/04/18 03:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Please help with a tire question.

Okay, let me try again... My husband likse the ride of the Goodyear tires we currently have on our motorhome better than any other tires we have ever had. We regularly change our rv tires at the end of a five year time cycle. Our dealership got us tires that our not quite one year old. The dealership says they cannot request a specific age for a tire, but they can send tires back and try again. Naturally, the date on the tires can be just as old the second time. Would you: ask to try again use these tires And, a question: if we go with the year old tires, does this simply mean that we need to get them changed at the end of four years, instead of five? Thank you.
cruising spud 04/04/18 11:26am Class A Motorhomes
Please help with a tire question.

Last time we needed tires, we got Goodyear's. My husband loved driving on these tires. Well, we need tires again but I need help with a question. We use a dealership that we trust, but they do not have the rv tires in stock, they order them. I told the man I spoke to what tires I wanted. I also said that I wanted fresh tires-six months or less. The dealership called today-they have the tires but are almost one year old. Now, the dealership is willing to send the tires back, and try again, but the same thing might happen. Would you keep the tires, try again, or get another brand? Thank you.
cruising spud 04/04/18 09:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Iverter and Solar Power Questions:Help Appreciated

All right, I feel like I'm gaining a bit of understanding on solar power, batteries, and inverters. I've written down the information about our coach batteries, and when the rain stops I'll run out and check the info about our solar panel. I appreciate how each of you has taken the time to help out in easy to understand language.
cruising spud 02/11/18 08:01am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Iverter and Solar Power Questions:Help Appreciated

So, just when I thought I was becoming an invertor pro, I realized that now I have to go on to "Understanding Batteries, 101." :) I am going to come away from this with a lot of new information. I'm glad we are not leaving for our bit trip until the summer. I certainly have the time to learn. Thank you, one and all.
cruising spud 02/10/18 04:40pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Iverter and Solar Power Questions:Help Appreciated

oldwizard1, Once again, thanks for making inverter issues clearer to me. I am starting to grasp the big picture on what I am going to need to do. Thank you all.
cruising spud 02/10/18 09:04am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Iverter and Solar Power Questions:Help Appreciated

All I can say is.....you all certainly know a lot about inverters, batteries, and solar power, so thank you for helping me figure this out. Mr. Wizard, thanks for explaining solar power and batteries. I am beginning to wrap my mind around all of this information. I don't know how "big" my solar panel is yet. I will find out. Our rv has two inverters/ those things you plug your cell phone into to recharge it. So,if I am correct, we can use those to charge our cell phones. But, we will need an inverter, like a Morningstar, Go Power, etc, to charge the laptops and tv???? oldwizard1, you recommended a 12vdc power supply. Is this the same as an inverter? We have two 6 volt batteries in our rv. We also have a generator. Thanks again for the information.
cruising spud 02/09/18 05:40pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Iverter and Solar Power Questions:Help Appreciated

Again, thanks for the input. Once the weather warms up a bit (it's about 22 degrees right now), I will head out to the rv and start plugging adapters in. Also, thanks for the names of quality inverters.
cruising spud 02/09/18 06:53am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Iverter and Solar Power Questions:Help Appreciated

Thank you everyone for the responses. A few more questions- We do have phone adapters for the car. If the rv is not running, and we plug the adapters into the 12v outlet, the phones will still charge? And, we can just buy a similar adapter for the laptops and they will charge, too? Even without the rv running? And, I will need to check the television, but honestly, with the laptops, the tv can go by the wayside for a few weeks. We do have a generator, and I will check the wattage of our solar panel later today. And, thanks for the heads up to go with a pure sine wave-that's what I was leaning towards, due to the laptops. And, the GoPower one looks great. Again, appreciate the input.
cruising spud 02/09/18 05:18am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Iverter and Solar Power Questions:Help Appreciated

We have a Class C RV with one solar panel. Although we have camped for the past fourteen years, we have usually camped with complete hook-ups, and so, have had no need to really use the solar panel or any type of inverter in order to have power. The few times we have not had hook-ups, we just "roughed it." However, both my husband and I are now retired and are planning to head out West on a three month trip. Some of our stays will be a National and State Parks that have no hook ups. I have just spent three days reading about inverters, but I have some questions. And, we are not worried about running bigger appliances or lights ( I know the solar panels can run the lights, our fridge can run on propane, and I am not worried about the microwave, etc). I am thinking more along the lines of the cell phones, laptops, and maybe the tv/dvd player. So, FINALLY, to my questions: Will the solar panels power the phones, laptops, and tv/dvd ? Do I need an inverter with the solar panel? Do the inverters hook up to the coach batteries? Is a 500 watt inverter big enough? From what I have read-I would get a pure sine wave inverter with an automatic shutdown, overload indicator, a cooling fan, usb ports, power outlets.Anything else? And, what is a good brand inverter? I realize this is a bit wordy.Thank you for any help.
cruising spud 02/08/18 06:33pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Outdoor kitchen in Yellowstone (bears)?

We were in Yellowstone many years ago and someone left a bag of trash near their hard sided travel trailer. We watched a bear come to the camper, rip the bag open, and then proceed to try to get into the trailer. Scratched the side to shreds with his claws. We called a ranger, who arrived within minutes, but by then the camper was a mess. From watching this, I was cautious about even cooking inside our rv.
cruising spud 05/21/17 12:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lancaster Pa

We live about two hours from Lancaster, so when we want to get away for a few days, Lancaster is our go to place. We've tried a lot of the area campgrounds. Our favorite: Old Mill Stream. Nothing fancy, but clean and close to a lot of the area attractions. We love the sites-large enough and shaded. A great place to kick back. Next favorite-Beacon Hill. Clean and very friendly owners. We love the family farm that is across the street. There is also an Amish making hat "factory" at the end of the road, so you get to see a lot of Amish driving by. If you stay here, get a site by the road, so you can watch. This road is a dead end, so no other traffic. Beacon Hill is also close to the area attractions. Lancaster attractions are spread out, and these two campgrounds are about twenty minutes from one another.
cruising spud 04/23/17 04:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Newbie question, should have asked this first.

Todd, If you are already traveling 2 1/2 hours to central PA, may I suggest you travel north to Souderton and visit Fretz RV. I think you might like their stock, plus they are probably a bit closer. They also have a great service center.
cruising spud 04/22/17 08:32am Fifth-Wheels
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