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RE: Refrigerator door travel lock

changing the height to 480 will make them look better.
gotsmart 07/31/15 05:30pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Purchased Damaged (without knowledge) RV from Camping World

The tires will ALWAYS be dated older the motor home. In that date range, they may be the Michelin M/S that had a recall and will be replaced free by Michelin. Check that out. Not true for every rental outfit. I bought my 2005 Cruise America 28R in 2011. It has 109,000 miles on the odometer. It had 2010 dated tires on it. This is Cruise America's policy. When a CA unit gets pulled from the rental fleet and gets reconditioned for sale, it also gets new tires and a new mattress. I'm sure that CW has its version of a 110 point inspection that the sales person pointed to. I find it very difficult to believe that the OP's MH was never put up on a lift for inspection prior to going on the sales lot. NOW, if CW has a published list of what it does as part of the reconditioning process of its former rental units and it did not complete that process on the OP's MH then the OP may have a bit of a case against CW. *edit: spelling error in last sentence*
gotsmart 07/29/15 05:33pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Ideas from Pinterest

It links to this. No logon needed. http://www.everything-about-rving.com/how-to-remove-decals-and-graphics-on-an-rv.html
gotsmart 07/22/15 10:44pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Route to Seattle

From Reno, head north on US395. Once you hit Pendelton,OR head west of I84 to I82 north/west connecting with I90. This dumps you right mid point in metro Seattle area. There you have choice of north or south on I5. Not glamerous, but get you there. Even less glamorous is to drive I84 West to I5 in Portland, OR and take I5 all the way to Seattle. No WA passes to drive through.
gotsmart 07/19/15 03:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dilemma - to pay or not to pay?

... There! I did not euthanize this over being "polite". You're thinking clearly..... the smog level must have been very low yesterday. :W
gotsmart 07/16/15 02:48pm Tech Issues
RE: No more free wifi at our CG. What the heck?

I suppose this is a bit of a rant. Apologies for being wordy. We paid thousands of $$ to get a membership in KM Resorts in Wa. Home park is Beachwood in Blaine, Wa. and out of a total season's worth of camping, spend over half our time there (so far anyway). It's one of 12 or so CGs they have in Wa. and Or. and is the busiest one by far (300+ sites). Almost impossible to get into during the summer because they have oversold it so much ('nuther story tho.) Wifi was one of the features that they had when we bought in several years ago. They can't be suffering from income at Beachwood so why cut wifi service? They could have upgraded it but no, they just cut it off instead. ... Although Beachwood flies KM's flag, it is owned by Sound Pacific. A separate company. Keep in mind that things like free WiFi and free cable TV aren't generally written into the membership contracts. A private park may have a $40 nightly rate that includes WiFi and cable TV. It's not free. It's just bundled into the nightly rate so that you pay 1 price. You can have many amenities bundled into your membership. If the salesperson agrees to write them into the contract then you're all set. It may feel like you're getting free stuff, but in the end you're just paying up front for it.
gotsmart 07/07/15 12:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Norcold N821 takes FOREVER to get to cool temps

all temperatures kelvin.
gotsmart 07/05/15 08:44pm Tech Issues
RE: What went wrong???????

I can't kill the Norcold fridge in my former Rent-A-Wreck, and the fridge is broadside to the sun (facing SSW). I offset the the affects of the sun by setting the temperature 1 setting colder. I think my fridge might be bipolar though (arctic/antarctic pun intended). It has 2 stickers inside the door with the same serial number but different model numbers: Model Number: N621 Model Number: N623RT The fridge just plain works. That's all that I care about.
gotsmart 07/05/15 08:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Lights on?

I don't know how new this is, but I am seeing more (mostly FW) trailers with their marker lights turned on, all night. It's an attention-getter. I'm not a fan of it.
gotsmart 06/17/15 10:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator grew legs and need new, what is your choice?

Get yourself an Onan Microquiet 4000, weld it to a hand truck, add a battery box & battery, 30 amp pigtail, and a 10 gallon fuel cell. For decoration add the pull starter assembly from a 40 year old K-Mart walk-behind push rotary mower, and slap a sign on the side of it that says: "FREE". It will never leave your car port EVER AGAIN. http://power.cummins.com/sites/default/files/gensets-current/KYFA_2.jpghttp://www.handtrucksrus.com/carts%5CBEM006_lg%20%5B300%5D.bmp
gotsmart 06/17/15 10:24pm Tech Issues
RE: 28A hitch distance to centre rear wheels

... What does your rear frame extension look like? https://farm1.staticflickr.com/292/18817848905_b5c5545726_z.jpg Did it come with a hitch? Yes, rating: 5,000 lbs. The 3 bolts pictured is where the receiver is mounted to the frame. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/315/18817860855_beaa6c9224_z.jpg Would you be willing to measure your 28R's (1) wheelbase Ford's VIN says 158". tape measure from approx center of front hub to approx center of rear hub is 216". Four Winds own sticker on the B-pillar does not have WB information on it. (Note: I did not remove the tire covers for this measurement. YMMV) and (2) rear overhang - axle center to back of bumper? tape measure from approx center of rear hub to end of frame - not including the bumper is 108". (Note: I did not remove the tire covers for this measurement. YMMV) ...
gotsmart 06/14/15 07:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 28A hitch distance to centre rear wheels

j-d, I really don't care. I'm a FTer, and by definition my MH is overweight. This comes from the Four Winds specifications page that is glued inside the rear coach-side wardrobe. This is not from the sticker on the B-pillar. Each value after the '=' sign is in lbs (US): GROSS VEHICLE AXLE RATING (GAWR) FRONT = 4600, REAR = 9450 GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING (GVWR) = 14,050 GROSS COMBINED WEIGHT RATING (GCWR) = 20,000 UNLOADED VEHICLE WEIGHT (UVW) = 11,070 SLEEPING CAPACITY WEIGHT RATING (SCWR) = 616 (4 PEOPLE @ 154 LBS EACH) CARGO CARRYING CAPACITY (CCC) = 1,972 FRESH WATER W/ WATER HEATER (8.33 LBS/GAL) @ 41 GALLONS = 342 LPG CAPACITY (4.2 LBS/GAL) @ 12.1 GALLONS = 51 It does not list hitch ratings. It's rated to sleep 4, but the dinette and couch increase it to 6. hmmm
gotsmart 06/13/15 10:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Roof Racks most have

Hello, I want to add roof racks to the roof of my class C, has anyone done this and how? Can you send pics? The boss (my wife) doesn't want me to damage our new RV. Thanks Andy Listen to your wife. All the mounting screws become potential points for water leaks. Add cargo to it and the wind load will stress those mounting screws even more. You are better off putting a cargo tray in the hitch.
gotsmart 06/10/15 06:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question for those with aftermarket steering stabilizers

This link recommends the Safe-T-Plus because it is both a stabilizer and a damper. It will improve steering, but its primary function is to prevent the MH from ripping the steering wheel out of your hands during a panic situation. I would ignore the mileage on the odometer and recommend taking it to a heavy truck shop and having all of the steering examined (rods, joints, box, etc) and replace parts as needed - but use better that OE parts. For me the handling problem was with the ball joints. They were shot. Replacing them made a big improvement in handling.
gotsmart 05/28/15 06:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Washington Ferry

... Can I take a 30 foot travel trailer on a ferry from Port Townsend WA to get to the Burlington WA area via Whidbey Island so I don't have to drive all the way around? Yes. Here is the link to the WA ferries: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/ http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/pdf/CurrentFares.pdf It's important to make your reservation in advance for the Port Townsend to Coupeville ferry. If your tow vehicle + trailer is over 50 feet in length then you're looking at about $80 one-way. BTW, I sold my house in Manchester, NH in 2010 and came to WA. I'm about seven miles east of 7 Cedars Casino.
gotsmart 05/27/15 10:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: E450 Scheduled Maintenance

Go here: http://owner.ford.com/, create an account, add the VIN to the account, download the owner/service manuals for the maintenance intervals.
gotsmart 05/26/15 09:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Washington State 210 day law, does it exist?

I don't think it is a state law. Otherwise one of you all would be citing chapter and verse from a .wa.gov link. I did find this link from the WA DOR though: http://dor.wa.gov/content/contactus/con_residdef.aspx The 2nd bullet of their residency definition says: Lives in a motor home or vessel which is not permanently attached to any property if the person previously lived in this state and does not have a permanent residence in any other state;
gotsmart 05/17/15 02:28pm Full-time RVing
RE: Looking for SMART car information

... They are very difficult to tow Wrong. In addition to the towbar installation, one only needs to a a $20 battery disconnect switch - as recommended in the owners manual. -put the key to position 1 in the ignition -put the shifter to "N" -turn the key to the off position -wait about 30 seconds for the digital display on the dash to go blank -disconnect the battery (or use a switch) done in that their wheels/tires are different sizes, as well as their wheelbase is so short, OE rear: 175/55/15 on a 15 inch by 5.5 inch wheel OE front 155/60/15 on a 15 inch by 4.5 inch wheel Mercedes did this to promote understeer in the car which it considers safer that oversteer. I'm running 195/55/15s on 15 by 5.5 inch wheels in all 4 corners. The car handles much better the the OE setup. that the front wheels basketball bounce on tight turns. That has not been my experience when towing my smart. I'm using a 4 inch drop receiver to keep my towbar level at the base plates on the car. I've seen motorhomes pull into the resort with towbars in receivers 8+ inches above their car's base plates - not just smart cars. There are motohomes out there where the receiver is too high off of the ground. The safeguard is to tie-off the steering wheel with bungee cords, and pray to God they work. I don't use a nylon bungee. I use this rubber bungee. It grips the steering wheel and keeps the car from wagging the MH when driving at highway speed in the rutted truck lanes. If the roads in OR and WA didn't have ruts, I would not need the bungee. Many of the Mercedes Benz dealerships do not like the fact MB builds and sells an entry level city car that does not offer much margin for sales commissions. They barely acknowledge that smart cars are a Mercedes brand. Your post reminds me why my smart has never been to a MB dealer for service.
gotsmart 05/14/15 08:47pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Looking for SMART car information

OMG. We are smart car famous. ... We are in year 10 with our smarts and hope they hold on for years to come. Cheers. http://www.johnandangela.ca/images/smartcar/IMG_2675.jpg I like mine better. :p https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8720/17548601555_72d9d23548_z.jpg height=450 width=600
gotsmart 05/12/15 09:40pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Looking for SMART car information

Life is to short to drive an ugly car Nah, Its all in the eye of the beholder my friend. By the way, free smart car rides for anyone that guesses where the picture was taken. https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3929/15475196156_902ea177b5_z.jpg It was taken outside of a tunnel. :S
gotsmart 05/12/15 12:27am Dinghy Towing
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