RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'curt12914' found 14 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: From a Class A to a 5th wheel

I made the same switch (From a Class A to fifth wheel) back in the 90's. While there are things I miss about the Class A; using the bathroom while traveling, onboard generator, automatic levelers, etc., I am still convinced the fifth wheel is best for me. The difference in costs and maintenance is the biggest consideration, but I also enjoy more room, being able to back up (which you can't do for more tha a short distance when towing a toad), being able to do most of the maintenance myself and being able to afford a much newer and higher end rig. There is no right or wrong, only what is best for you.
curt12914 05/06/13 04:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: eternabond tape

You could probably tape over it (Eternabond is amazing stuff), but will a putty knife or a sander remove the old caulk (hard white stuff)? If the surface is smooth, you will get a much better bond and it will look better after it is done.
curt12914 05/06/13 04:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing a Generator

When my generator goes... 2 Hondas are going in, but they will stay portable and not mounted permanent. That would free up in one entire bay for me. I assume you are talking about 2 Honda EU2000i generators, which is what I have. I love mine and they have worked for me for several years without any serious problems. However, the thing I miss most from my motorhome days is the ability to start and stop the generator without going outside. The electric start Honda and Yamaha generators (and probably several others) are available with remote start/stop. Don't rule them out when you make your decision.
curt12914 05/06/13 04:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fried A/C, 2 TV's and micro wave-my fault or electricians.

I agree that the mistake is the electricians. I am suprised it didn't mess up your converter also. I think your next step should be to chaeck EVERYTHING electrical for damage.
curt12914 05/05/13 09:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing a Generator

The biggest problem you are going to have with replacing an onboard generator with a portable (which is what I think you are planning to do) are: 1. Exhaust (as you stated) your exhaust needs to be piped so that it can not enter the passenger compartment or you could have problems with carbon monoxide. 2. Cooling - an onboard generator is designed to be cooled by internal fans, where most portable generators are designed to be cooled by sir circulation around them, which doesn't work well in an enclosed environment like a generator compartment. 3. Maintenance - doing any kind of maintenance on a portable generator is going to be very hard once you put it in a compartment. 4. Fueling - it is going to be very hard to refuel a portable generator once it is installed in a compartment. You also have to worry about the generator fuel being overheated in a compartment. I would suggest one of 3 alterntaives: 1. Bite the bullet and buy a new generator designed to run in a compartment. 2. Look for a used compartment generator at an RV salvage yard. 3. Buy a portable generator and build a rack that bolts to the hitch or bumper and have it wired to plug into your RV.
curt12914 05/05/13 08:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Washington DC To Montreal Canada

Be sure to fuel up before you cross the border into Canada. Gas and diesel are both much cheaper in the US than Canada.
curt12914 05/01/13 10:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Washington DC To Montreal Canada

I much prefer the 495 - 95 - 695 - 83 -81 - 401 (Ontario) to 20 (Quebec) - or , depending on where you live 495 - 270 - 15 - 81 - 401 - 20. No tolls except the bridge to Canada at the end of I-81. I live 60 miles from Montreal in northern NY state. You will hate the NY City and Philadelphia traffic.
curt12914 04/28/13 09:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: What does your RV forum name mean?

My first name and my zip code. As far as I know, I am the only Curt in our small town, so if you ever come to Bombay NY (12914) ask anyone. Everyone in town knows me!!!
curt12914 04/28/13 09:44pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Gone to diesel? Some questions for those that have.

First of all, I never plan to tow 18,000 lbs. I have decided that I will never own another trailer as heavy as the one I have now (14,400 lbs.). Secondly, as I said before, I have driven big trucks most of my adult life. If you tell me you are pulling 18,000 lbs (which incidentally is way overloaded for your truck or any other 250/2500 series truck) and your truck never shifts down, you are either towing on very flat land or are very late for April Fools Day. I have owned a lot of gas and diesel powered truck in my life and have towed with both. I have never had any problem towing what I wanted with a gas or diesel. If you prefer diesel and have no problem shelling out the extra money, I have no problem with that, but with current prices, I am looking to go back to a gas powered truck.
curt12914 04/27/13 07:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gone to diesel? Some questions for those that have.

I guess I'm not in the same financial bracket as you guys that can waste money. I have had a couple diesels, when they made financial sense, but with the change in diesel price and the newer, more capable gasoline engines, diesel just doesn't add up to a better deal for me any more. I may change my mind, but at this point, when I trade trucks (which may be quite soon), I will probably look for a gas engine. The bottom line is PM for Dodge and GM diesels are cheap and PM for Fords (6.0 on up) are expensive. I pay 5 bucks for an oil filter for my D-max. 10 qts for oil about every 10K. And around 30 bucks for a fuel filter around every 15 to 20 thousand miles. Fuel has been a few cents more than gasoline around my town and #2 was a few cents less than gasoline in a town down the road. My diesel is cheaper to own than my gasoline truck. If diesel were even close to the same here, I would probably stay with a diesel, but 60 cents per gallon more, which equates to about $50 per month, is getting ridiulous for me!!!!!!!! I wish some of our politicians would investigate why diesel is more than gasoline ANYWHERE!
curt12914 04/26/13 10:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gone to diesel? Some questions for those that have.

Waste ? Do you have power windows when you could easily crank them up and down and save that money too ? What about the rest of the options ? I do have power windows, but they don't cost a lot more money to run and maintain, which I believe was the theme of this thread. I love all the bells and whistles, but there is a limit to what I am willing to pay for them. We all express our opinion. That's what this forum is; a chance for everyone to voice their opinion and for us to make informed decisions from other peoples experiences and perspectives and for us to debate those opinions. It's fine if you don't agree with me, but please don't take it personally. That is certainly not my intention. My intent was to give the oroginal poster some more info to consider.
curt12914 04/26/13 10:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gone to diesel? Some questions for those that have.

I guess I'm not in the same financial bracket as you guys that can waste money. I have had a couple diesels, when they made financial sense, but with the change in diesel price and the newer, more capable gasoline engines, diesel just doesn't add up to a better deal for me any more. I may change my mind, but at this point, when I trade trucks (which may be quite soon), I will probably look for a gas engine.
curt12914 04/26/13 08:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gone to diesel? Some questions for those that have.

curt12914, Curious how much air filter and fuel filter for the Ford are? My air filters are about $13 (i change mine every oil change 7500 miles personally) and fuel filter is about $12 (every 15k miles). Wonder if it is a purely diesel vs. gas cost difference vs. brand variance.. I just did a quick search on ebay for Motorcraft filters for my truck. The cheapest I found was $59.99 each for fuel and air filters, which are both better prices than I have ever found before. Ford recommends changing fuel filters every 15000 miles.
curt12914 04/26/13 09:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gone to diesel? Some questions for those that have.

Rather than follow what everyone else is doing, I try to rationalize what is best for me. I normally drive my truck around 15000 miles per year, but tow less than 2500 of those miles. When I fueled up last week, I gave a cool $.60 per gallon over regular gas ($4.299 for diesel vs. $3.699 for regular gas, which equates to about $15 per tank of fuel more for diesel. The diesel air filter is about $50 more than a gas. Fuel filters for my diesel are also about $50 more than a a gas and have to be changed twice as often. Oil filter is about $15 more for my diesel than a comparable gas. My diesel takes 15 quarts of oil compare to 6 or 7 for gas engines. Manufacturers are recommending fuel condtioner at about $5 per tankful for the diesels. Initial cost is $7000 to $8500 more for a diesel. If I towed a lot more miles or if money was not a factor, I would probably own another diesel. It real life, I feel like I am wasting money every time I do regular routine maintenance or fuel up my diesel. Sure the diesel will be worth more than a gas powered similar truck for trade in or resale, but not nearly what the diesl cost originally. I think many of the people on here are want-to-be big rig drivers. They want dual wheel diesels, like the big boys. Since I have driven big trucks over more of my adult life tha I want to admit, I don't care about that. I expect that Ford (and the others will follow) will probably expand their turbocharged, Eco-Boost, style engins into the larger displacements, which will give us the (now) diesel benefits of wider torque bands and less power loss at higher elevations. My work truck, a 2011 Ford F-250, has the Ford 6.2. To say the engine impresses me, is a major understatement. It compares with my son-in-law's V-10 in power and much better fuel mileage. I expect a gasoline powered truck is in my future. It's basically a dollars and sense thing for me.
curt12914 04/26/13 07:41am Tow Vehicles
Sort by:    Search within results:


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2014 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS