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RE: Open alcohol containers

Section 23226.CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE (a) It is unlawful for any driver to keep in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle, when the vehicle is upon any highway or on lands, as described in subdivision (b) of Section 23220, any bottle, can, or other receptacle containing any alcoholic beverage that has been opened, or a seal broken, or the contents of which have been partially removed. (b) It is unlawful for any passenger to keep in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle, when the vehicle is upon any highway or on lands, as described in subdivision (b) of Section 23220, any bottle, can, or other receptacle containing any alcoholic beverage that has been opened or a seal broken, or the contents of which have been partially removed. (c) This section shall not apply to the living quarters of a housecar or camper
ffjeff 06/02/15 11:49am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Sprinter 3500 chasis in cross winds and general stability

oop's! Yes, twenty one feet long, and @9' high at AC unit...
ffjeff 05/09/15 08:49am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Sprinter 3500 chasis in cross winds and general stability

It's the 21' High roof. If the shorter Sprinters were available when we bought ours, I would have opted for the shorter one. But I am very happy with our decision. It is very nice to drive and handles well on mountain roads as well.
ffjeff 04/06/15 09:21am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Sprinter 3500 chasis in cross winds and general stability

We have the 2500 sprinter and in CA on I-5 the winds were so severe that tractor trailers were blown over and our TV antenna bend backward from the wind, besides having to slow down to 55 the van was fine to handle. I assume that was due to the fuel tank, water tank and propane adding lower mass, kind of like a sailboat.
ffjeff 04/04/15 09:37am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Pleasure Way

Before we purchased our Plateau we looked at Road Tec, Airstream and Great Lakes vans. When you opened the water heater and TV cabinet the difference was astounding as to the quality of the installation and routing of wires and plumbing. Hands down the fit and finish, attention to detail was PW and RT. PW suited our need the best. Probably why the are priced above the others is that you get what you pay for.
ffjeff 03/28/15 09:22am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Antiquing in a Class B, and our introduction

If you don't always want to tow a trailer, just consider renting a U Haul in the event that the deal of the Century arises. Reasonable price and always a dealer fairly close.
ffjeff 03/24/15 09:41am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: High top conversion van Handling in the wind

IPD larger diameter (may now be sold as Helwig) sway bars and bilstein shocks or a comparable brand.
ffjeff 01/23/15 11:41am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: getting van camper serviced

Jiffy Lube can service Sprinters. They stock all the filters. Their best Synthetic multi-weight Shell oil, MB Air filter, Best Quality oil filter and lube $235.00. (2005/6 chassis) Standard filters, less about forty dollars. Our Jiffy lube has cameras so you can see what they are adding an doing to your vehicle. In some areas their reputation was not that stellar. You can usually go line and get a 15% discount coupon.
ffjeff 01/17/15 02:56pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: New tires for Pleasureway

The earlier LTX version came on the 2005 Plateau. We replaced all 5 of them due to age last year, the tires looked fine to me, lots of tread left. I also have them on a Chevy Duramax PU as well. Living in the American River Canyon, always turning, not to much Hwy. time they didn't do as well, but no tire I have tired will last over 30K here. Michelin did prorate so the replacement on the truck is very inexpensive. FYI, Americas Tire in Folsom has them fairly reasonable.
ffjeff 01/16/15 10:12am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: New tires for Pleasureway

The earlier LTX version came on the 2005 Plateau. We replaced all 5 of them due to age last year, the tires looked fine to me, lots of tread left. I also have them on a Chevy Duramax PU as well. Living in the American River Canyon, always turning, not to much Hwy. time they didn't do as well, but no tire I have tired will last over 30K here. Michelin did prorate so the replacement on the truck is very inexpensive. FYI, Americas Tire in Folsom has them fairly reasonable.
ffjeff 01/16/15 10:12am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Parking on concrete slab

http://www.bridgestonetrucktires.com/us_eng/answers/doctor_maintenance.asp#1 There seems to be no foundation in the storing on concrete is that bad for tires.
ffjeff 01/13/15 10:14am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: getting van camper serviced

The only limit I can see is if the RV is a Sprinter with AC as it is taller than 9'. Very few shops have doors that low however.
ffjeff 01/11/15 10:43am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: New tires for Pleasureway

We have LTX MS 2 and there are very satisfactory.
ffjeff 01/10/15 11:55am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Trailer Brake Controler

Search the internet, the wiring on the Sprinter is multiplexed. As I recall when we did our Plateau TS is that you have to tap into electrical wiring under the drivers seat. I also remember ours not having the seventh wire in the harness to the trailer plug. It wasn't hard to do, but a bit time consuming.
ffjeff 01/04/15 11:30am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Slab City, California Observations

If you have visited the area, many are not living harmless or inconsequential. Broken glass, burning pallets and leaving the nails. Dumping waste tanks on the side on the side of the road, plastic bags fluttering on every little bush. Changing oil in the open, letting the stuff just go into the ground. That said there are many free camping sites on the other side of the lake. No very improved but nicer.
ffjeff 12/20/14 10:39am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Lesson Learned; Stuck in Sand

Yes, they are pricy. But they are pretty nice to have.
ffjeff 11/30/14 06:09pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Lesson Learned; Stuck in Sand

If you have room to store these, we use them in Mexico as insurance even with 4WD of in the race car. Maxttacs. They are surprising light and well made. http://www.maxtraxamerica.com/
ffjeff 11/30/14 10:53am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Portland RV show

I can count the times I have showered in the Plateau on one hand. The campground showers are better, unlimited hot water vs. a few gallons and more importantly no need for hookups were camping. For quick wash up I do use the outside shower when we have a water supply. We also tend to only use the B for sleeping, most activities are outside. Because of bears we cook exclusively outside on a camp stove. But that is our style of traveling.
ffjeff 11/08/14 09:24am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: How is your van Insulated?

Closed cell foam board, the floors are spray insulated using the chassis manufactures body builders guidelines where they can apply insulation.
ffjeff 11/07/14 08:44am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Cool Class B Sprinter Rims

Try the Sprinter Store in Portland, OR
ffjeff 11/04/14 08:30am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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