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RE: Walt's RV Surplus Has Moved and has a new owner

Thanks so much for that update. Walts in CA is where we go first, then to Disneyland.
hershey 05/25/15 12:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Monitor System with Factory car sensor?

I assume that you are asking if you can use the TPMS in the RV to monitor the TPMS system in your Toad. I do not know of any RV system that allows that.I guess I wasn't too clear. But: yes, thats exactly what I'm wondering. I don't have a TPMS on my MH now but I thought that if one was available that would utilize the existing tire sensors it might be a nice addition.
hershey 05/25/15 12:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Drone carrying a video camera

I have several drones (quadcopters). You are correct in that they can be chocked full of features that make them desirable and functional. I don't see any doing what I think you want them to do. They all require an operator to do the flying either by sight or by First Person View (FPV). With FPV you must have a spotter to have eye contact with the quad. I do a lot of aerial filming with my quads and it is rewarding but......its getting harder and harder to stay legal. National Parks and State Parks absolutely forbid their use. People don't want you to invade their private space...that could be their umbrella on a beach from 400 feet above them. Realtors are finding them very useful but there is licensing being considered for that use. Most of the Youtube videos that you see that produce some fantastic pictures are done with quads and cameras that most cannot afford. I don't want to rain on anyones parade, quads are fun and exciting and I still am able to do a lot of photo and video work with them but its not as easy as it was three years ago. First off I don't claim to be an expert in the topic, but I read a few articles that said the FAA regulations on Drones that were passed a few months back basically put an end to legal FPV for drones. I think it is really cool, I have seen it done before and would love to try it one day. I am just curious if I misinterpreted the articles.FPV is perfectly legal if you follow the rules. Rules do change very rapidly and its getting harder and harder to adhere to them. Basically, you have a max transmitter output and you must have a spotter to keep eye to eye contact with the quad. You can buy some very small airplanes or quads with FPV for just a couple hundred dollars. They have a very limited range and are funtional but still a toy. Don't get sucked into the quads that fly by smartphones. Range is very very limited.
hershey 05/25/15 12:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Drone carrying a video camera

I have several drones (quadcopters). You are correct in that they can be chocked full of features that make them desirable and functional. I don't see any doing what I think you want them to do. They all require an operator to do the flying either by sight or by First Person View (FPV). With FPV you must have a spotter to have eye contact with the quad. I do a lot of aerial filming with my quads and it is rewarding but......its getting harder and harder to stay legal. National Parks and State Parks absolutely forbid their use. People don't want you to invade their private space...that could be their umbrella on a beach from 400 feet above them. Realtors are finding them very useful but there is licensing being considered for that use. Most of the Youtube videos that you see that produce some fantastic pictures are done with quads and cameras that most cannot afford. I don't want to rain on anyones parade, quads are fun and exciting and I still am able to do a lot of photo and video work with them but its not as easy as it was three years ago.
hershey 05/25/15 09:18am General RVing Issues
Tire Monitor System with Factory car sensor?

Bought a new toad. It has its own Tire Monitoring system installed. Is there a Tire Monitor system for the RV that will work with the original monioring system that came with the car? Its a Chevy Equinox.
hershey 05/25/15 08:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: new outlet w/USB

I found one that has four USB ports, no AC outlets at all. Unfortunately, they are now all filled and I need more. One thing, my wives smartphone won't charge off of them. It has to use its own AC to USB adapter. Everything else seems to work.
hershey 05/24/15 08:20pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How Often do You Empty and Clean Your Bays

Every 12 years. Next year is the year. Maybe........
hershey 05/24/15 08:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sta-Bil Fuel Stabilizer

Another vote for Sea Foam. It has proven to me to even clean out the jets and gunk from a portable generator. Turned the "Check Engine" light off on my Suzuki...I think I had injector problems. I do use it in my golf cart which sits idle for 8 months of the year. It has started right up every spring and runs perfect.
hershey 05/24/15 07:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jeff Gordon To Work For Fox Sports

That's racing,....you can't stay relevant forever.How about Joe Nemcheck? Seems like forever :)
hershey 05/24/15 06:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: Illegal GPS mounting

Let me drift a bit from the obstructed view by GPS to something that I've run across that obstructs my view. We traded cars. Everything is great on the new car, 10 air bags??? Wow!!!!. But, the windshield post is so darn big that it obstructs the view a lot more than any GPS could even if clamped onto the windshield.
hershey 05/23/15 07:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Installing Baseplate With Thread Lock?

My problem with Locktight is: It drys out in the little bottle because I seldom have a need for it. I found a small packet of Locktight at AutoZone Parts that has just enough in it for a half dozen bolts. That way it stays useable and they were cheap.
hershey 05/23/15 07:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How hard to install baseplate on 05 Liberty?

I'm going to assume that your 05 Liberty is very similar to an 04. Try this YouTube Video for a step by step installation. I've installed four Blue Ox Base Plates on four diffent vehicles, the latest was last week on my Chevy Equinox and it was the hardest, but I'm a lot older than when I installed the first one and I didn't have access to all the tools I would have liked to have had. But it still went together very easily. I'm bettin' you can do it.
hershey 05/23/15 09:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ZEP with or without decals? Before or After?

Some have had a good experience with the zep others haven't. I'm sure robatthelake and myself will get flamed here, BUT I totally agree with not using it ! Alot of times the gelcoat shine can be brought back with a good DA buffer ! Go on youtube and type in removing/replacing decals alot of good advise and of coarse some lame ... I've never worked with the Zep before , but I would think you would still have to clean/prep the surface to put it on. Doing that your half way there , might as well just put the decals on then put a couple coats of wax on and your done. I could just see the Zep turning yellow or peeling after awhile !Why do you think you would get flamed for having a different opinion? Buffing the old finish is obviously a proven way to get back to the original shine. My position is: Some people aren't able to use a buffer anymore and you can certainly damage the surface with a power buffer very easily if inexperienced. An orbital buffer might be a better way to go...slower, but still effective and alot safer. The Zep method is a safe way to achieve a really great shine also and most anyone can apply it. Preparation is the key to achieving success with the Zep application. Different strokes.......
hershey 05/23/15 09:10am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Water in tire? YES, I said "IN" the tire.

Can't see needing traction on front tires. Will definately be checking my compressor. I've heard of windshield washer antifreeze in tires for traction but, not water. Maybe if it doesn't freeze water would be okay? Check the bottom of your compressor tank for a valve.We ran just plain water in our tractor tires years and years ago, no antifreeze. But we didn't ever drive one after a hard freeze.
hershey 05/22/15 09:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Installing Baseplate With Thread Lock?

Like said, Blue Ox states to use Red Thread Lock. I've installed four baseplates on my own vehicles and never had a failure or problem. And, I can think of no reason not to use it.
hershey 05/22/15 07:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jeff Gordon To Work For Fox Sports

I'm sure that Jeff will make a great commentator. He can put several words together at a time without the "you knows" and other fillers that most aren't able to do. I like him as a guest commentator on Reggis and Whats her name. And we all know he needs the money :)
hershey 05/21/15 09:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: ZEP with or without decals? Before or After?

The RMP or Zep application and success or failure is like someone buying a can of automotive paint and prep the surface and spray the paint on. One might end up with a beautiful shine and success, the next may end up with an orange peel mess with runs all over the place. With the Zep application, its all about the preparation. If you don't get all the wax off before application, the immediate result will still be good but after a couple years, it will start to flake off. With proper wax removal the results are great. The beauty of the application is: if you aren't satisfied, the Zep removal product makes it duck soup to remove it and you can go back to whatever process you like. The remover works extremely well.
hershey 05/21/15 03:12pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: ZEP with or without decals? Before or After?

Remember, the decals have to stick to what ever surface you apply them to. If its the Zep, then the decals stick to life if that of the Zep. If you stick them directly to the Gel Coat, then the life of the decals is extended by a large margin.
hershey 05/21/15 09:05am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Do in-tank fuel pumps give any warning of impending failure/

Heres a tried and true method (our companies own experience) to prolong in tank fuel pumps life. We had a fleet of Workhorse chassis step vans. One in particular had a terrible record of faulty fuel pumps. Always at the same location. Even started to blame the driver for working with a local garage to split the cost of a new fuel pump and replacement. Finally figured out that this driver on a weekly basis would drive his van to the point of nearly empty so he could fill up at a buddys service station. Turns out the pump wouldn't get the cooling from the fuel in the tank and break down. Started insuring that all vans filled no less than a quarter tank and fuel pump problems went away.
hershey 05/20/15 11:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Truck is Ten

The ten year rule is only a way for campgrounds to keep the unkept, neglected campers out of the campground. I'm well over 10 years old and never been turned away. Could happen tomorrow, so I guess I better wash the ole girl tonight.
hershey 05/19/15 07:51pm RV Lifestyle
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