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RE: Wintering in Vancouver or Vancouver island BC

It depends. Most winters there will be maybe a week (total) of nights below freezing and many winters there will be no snow. Most of the time when it does snow it will be melted by the end of the day. Every few years (like 5) there will be enough snow to stick around for a day or two (like less then 20 cm) Rarely (by that I mean like 20 years) that heavy rain storm will turn into a heavy snow storm and there might be a meter of snow, with frozen rain under and maybe on-top. The last time that happened power was out from Victoria to Comox, even in most towns, for days. X2 I winter at a park in Sequim, WA. The winter in Sequim is about the same as described above.
gotsmart 07/25/16 09:15pm Full-time RVing
RE: Mex’s remote rectifier charger/genset – my version

Major parts: Power posts- Schottky Diode- Fans- Breaker- Rectifier- Capacitor, large- Capacitor, small- Heatsink- Plus: ½ in thick poly cutting board, 6x6x4 electrical box, 8ga & 4ga wire, Anderson connectors
gotsmart 07/04/16 12:14am Tech Issues
RE: Crimper Stripper with METRIC screw cutters

It's an Imperial IE-114 linky $18.53 USD http://imperial-tools.com/content/upfront-strippers-combination-tools http://www.kaufmanco.com/ecomm_images/items/large/imp_ie114.jpg height=480 width=480
gotsmart 06/30/16 05:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Oooooooo More High Amperage Gizmos!

are they "Frankenstein approved"?
gotsmart 06/29/16 01:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical questions

Hi, Not a good idea to start the generator when connected to shore power. Given the age of the OP's MH it is likely that the shore power cable needs to be plugged back into the coach in order to provide power when running off of the generator.
gotsmart 06/26/16 12:02am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Triton V10 maintenance

Service on my 2004 E450 (Triton V10) The OP did not include new tranny filter or cost of lube/oil/filter. 2012 replaced all fluids and other stuff. Spring clamps replaced with worm clamps - linky 2013 replaced 10 spark plugs and boots - linky
gotsmart 06/25/16 12:55am Tech Issues
RE: Class C insurance

I have Amica for the car and MH.
gotsmart 06/02/16 10:36am Tech Issues
RE: Homebase, Tillamook Oregon vs Americas MailBox SD

My domicile is at a PMB in Aberdeen, WA (Grays Harbor County). It is a county that does not require emissions testing. Vehicle registration and renewal email remainders can be done on-line. The car is $48.75/year. The 30' MH is $116.75/year. No income tax. The downside of the emissions testing WA counties for an RVer is that you have to drive to that county for the emissions test, BEFORE renewing the vehicle registration. If you're parked for the winter and have a winter renewal then that is a PITA. If the OP wants to hang out in Oregon but be a WA resident they may want to make their domicile in a WA border county other than Clark County.
gotsmart 06/01/16 10:22pm Full-time RVing
RE: Explain why I can't patch a tire.

... I've taken it to two tire places and they say they can't patch a radial side wall. ... Bill Did they actually submerge the mounted tire in a tub and leak test it, to find the source of the leak? valve stem = fixable bead - fixable tread - fixable (recommend plug AND patch) I've had good service in the past from NTB (Sears) and Les Schwab with tires that developed a slow leak.
gotsmart 05/18/16 04:03am Dinghy Towing
RE: That Wanderer Gringo

... to hand deliver an older smart phone of mine that I hope will make his life both easier,and harder at the same time. ... laughed so hard that I almost barf'd a lung
gotsmart 05/06/16 12:25am Tech Issues
RE: Need help on part name so I can order

www.sahararv.com/fckimages/pdf/552-566_Parts_Coleman-Mach.pdf When the roof on my 28R was replaced, I took the part#/serial # off of my Coleman. Mine is a model: 9330A713 Look at the last page of the PDF. Index # 13, "Mounting Frame and Bolt Package" may be what you're looking for.
gotsmart 05/05/16 12:39pm Tech Issues
RE: My insulation theory, take a look.

Spray foam, when installed by someone who knows what they're doing, doesn't cause damage thru expansion. It just needs to be sprayed a little at a time in layers. I had open cell spray foam installed in the house I'm renovating. I wanted it in the ceiling, and to do that I laid construction paper over the tops of the joists and stapled it down. The insulation contractor sprayed into the that and there were very few places where the pressure from expansion displaced the paper, usually only in areas where I didn't put in enough stapes. Never saw one place where the paper was torn from expansion, but I did see a lot of small nooks and crannies that were nicely filled with the foam. There are also different formulas for the spray foam and you can see that in the types available at home improvement stores. The formula recommended for use around doors and windows expands but only to the point where it meets an obstruction so it doesn't warp the frames. 1) I agree with Bob. Hire a professional who has the right spray equipment with specialty nozzles and the correct foam product for the application. It will be a labor-intensive task for the lower section of the van - as in: the hourly rate times several hours. 2) evy, I believe that you have already made up your mind and are only seeking affirmation of your decision. If that is the case then there is nothing more to say other than, good luck.
gotsmart 04/28/16 03:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Mexico Wanderer Thread

This thread should be moved to Good Sam Roadside Assistance.
gotsmart 04/19/16 09:36pm Tech Issues
RE: GoodSam Elite Free Campgrounds

The PDF in this link says that one gets a $1,000.00 certificate to enjoy the ultimate camping experience at the Coast to Coast family of membership resorts. https://d7wompu62zbx1.cloudfront.net/May_Highways_Elite_Announcement.pdf
gotsmart 04/14/16 09:52pm Beginning RVing
RE: Finally.......a cure has been found!

I thought this was the cure: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81dIsFG7-UL._SY679SX454_SY679_CR,0,0,454,679_PIbundle-2,TopRight,0,0_SX454_SY679_CR,0,0,454,679_SH20_.jpg height=226 width=151 no wait..... wrong cure. :B
gotsmart 04/14/16 04:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: GlowStep Revolution Install A Bit Delayed But Well Worth It

I've seen steps of a very similar design on truck campers.
gotsmart 04/14/16 09:59am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: A Floor Plan Not Made In A Long Time

... A huge outdoor storage compartment,100cubic feet, with access from each side and the rear, the spare tire dead center inside. Below the covers in the compartment there are storage bins about 8 inches deep,offering more storage,as a bonus the largest storage cover is a table with fold down legs. http://www.rvt.com/photos2/7640/6567640/6567640_4.jpg height=260 There is a downside to this image. It moves the fresh water tank forward (a good thing) and provides a huge storage area to overload behind the rear axle (not so good).... BUT I have a walk-around queen bed in my 28R. Under the bed against the rear wall is the 40 gallon fresh water tank (usually with just enough water in it to keep the pump wet). Then there is about a 2 foot wide pass-through, some dead space for electrical and plumbing, and then interior storage under the front of the queen bed. The foot of the bed tilts up to access the storage beneath it. The bed can get cold at night. I like the cold. After a few minutes in bed one's body heat warms up the mattress. My Oregon Scientific thermometer says that it is 64.2 F as I type this and I am comfortable. When a bed is flying over a large dead space it may not be so good for those who want to do cold weather camping.
gotsmart 04/14/16 09:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Mirror

I have a set of these on my 2004 E450. I wish that would fully extend about 4 inches more than they do. The inside half of each mirror doesn't extend beyond the coach. Someone that runs a rental RV fleet told me than I am better off with the below mirror than with the single-arm mirrors because the dual-arm mirrors are built to last and the single-arm mirrors have a high frequency of repair and replacement. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61GkSQ-QDCL._SL1024_.jpg height=300 width=300
gotsmart 04/14/16 09:13am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How do you level a motorhome front to back?

Also it is recommended that when putting leveling blocks under dual tires - like the rear tires on a Class C - that you put leveling blocks (wood, plastic, or whatever) under both tires. Both tires should be supported, not just one or the other.
gotsmart 04/14/16 08:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: "YOUR blahyaddablah HAS SHIPPED!"

From the very beginning of this thread this commercial has been playing in my head. Thanks Mex.
gotsmart 04/13/16 03:21pm Tech Issues
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