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RE: Camp stove vs Camp grill

I've started using smooth top electric griddle. I bring an extension cord long enough to reach the electrical box so I won't blow a fuse. Easy to clean with paper towels, easy to store and the fuel is free and you never run out. I have a nice propane grill that I don't bother to take any more. Between this, a coffee maker and a microwave you are set.
jspringator 01/22/17 12:17pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: My motorhome is hard to control at highway speeds.

Cheap Handling Fix. Google it. It changes the sway bar settings.
jspringator 01/21/17 07:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: My motorhome is hard to control at highway speeds.

Thanks for all the comments and advice about the steering problem. I just read one comment that someone installed a trac and sway bar system and then installed a Safe T Plus system to correct steering problems. Another installed a Steer Safe system. My question is why wouldnt the track and sway bar system be enough. I installed the SteerSafe last. I thought it was snake oil until I tried it. I installed a steering stabilizer that has a spring and is shaped like a shock absorber and it didn't do much. I think it is a systems thing. It is a combination of a lot of small improvements that combine to make a big difference.
jspringator 01/21/17 07:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: North Rim of GC area campgrounds or cabins.

They don't take reservations ?
jspringator 01/21/17 05:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: My motorhome is hard to control at highway speeds.

Take it to a front end shop and have them put as much castor they can put in the front end. I did that on my Excursion and it helped. I never thought of doing it on the Motorhome. I used Henderson Specs.
jspringator 01/21/17 02:15pm General RVing Issues
North Rim of GC area campgrounds or cabins.

I'm going to do a solo camping/hotel trip out west for my 60th birthday in my convertible. My primary destinations are Monument Valley (including Mokee Dugway and Valley of the Gods), and North Rim of the Grand Canyon. I was planning on staying at San Juan Inn (Mexican Hat) for this leg of the trip, but I'm going to drive west on 89 to 89A over to North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Zion Bryce, Capitol Reef, Vermillion Cliffs and Grand Staircase. These are fairly close together, and it would be helpful to stay at one place and hit them all. Kaibab Village looks like a good location, but the place has horrible reviews. I can't see myself loading quarters into a shower. I could either stay in a simple cabin with no facilities except electric and heat (I'll be going the second week of September), or camp in a tent with a portable electric heater. An inexpensive motel room would probably be best. Any ideas?
jspringator 01/21/17 02:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: My motorhome is hard to control at highway speeds.

After you adjust the air pressure and get the alignment (every new car I ever bought was out of alignment when i bought it), get a SteerSafe and see where that leaves you. Next steps would be the largest sway bars you can get and a trac bar. I don't know if a shock upgrade would be necessary on a new coach. When I got my 02 Winnebago Sightseer, I couldn't hardly keep it on the road. Alignment and tire pressure helped a lot. Higher tire pressures do not help handling. SteerSafe took it to another level. Mine did require 1 adjustment. I installed every handling add on I could find on the internet. After all that it handles very well. Henderson Bell cranks, Henderson front springs (no airbags), SteerSafe, polyurethane sway bar bushings front and rear, Bilstein shocks, rear trac bar, and timbren type helper springs front and rear (because I couldn't get bigger sway bars) and a few other things that I can't remember. I kept telling myself that even owners of new units have to go through this. Looks like I was right.
jspringator 01/21/17 01:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Overnight Flying J

My ideal overnight stop is getting off the road around 7, having dinner at Cracker Barrel, and spending the night in their lot. I don't usually stay for breakfast.
jspringator 01/14/17 05:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: Overnight Flying J

Look it up on google earth to see if it has a seperate rv parking section. My experience is you have to get there early for those.
jspringator 01/14/17 02:44pm Roads and Routes
RE: Headlights 2002 Winnebago Sightseer

They are glass and have Sylvania cast on them, so they must be sealed beams. I can get Hella Ecodes on Amazon, so I'm going to go that route. I may be able to get a Hella HID kit, and if I can, that will add a little brightness in a european spec glass light.
jspringator 01/14/17 01:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Headlights 2002 Winnebago Sightseer

I thought I saw a bulb in there. I'll try get the number off the glass. I just didn't want to have to take it apart in the middle of January.
jspringator 01/14/17 10:35am Class A Motorhomes
Headlights 2002 Winnebago Sightseer

Has anyone upgraded the headlights on an early 2000 Sightseer? They look about the size of sealed beams. They aren't cloudy or scratched, but the light output is dim. If I could get Ecodes from Daniel Stern that would be ideal. Maybe a bulb upgrade. Anyone know the bulb size?
jspringator 01/14/17 06:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How much sway do you feel?

I don't know how much RV you need, but if you could go small, an Aliner would be a good choice. Low sides equal low wind push. Hard sides for Walmart boondocking. About as much room as a Class B for a whole lot less money.
jspringator 12/23/16 03:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: restoring 1987 holaday Rambler

Enjoying it.
jspringator 12/20/16 05:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will regular epoxy hold?

Measured it today with my Bangood heat gun. 113 degrees after 40 interstate miles. I estimate 150 max. Does that sound about right? If so, I can use 3m4200.
jspringator 11/25/16 06:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thoughts on a Chevy 8.1L Gas Engine vintage 2003

Wow. When I bought mine I called Winnebago to make sure I had no outstanding recalls. Probably not a bad idea.
jspringator 11/06/16 08:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What glue to use?

I always have some 3m 5200 polyurethane adhesive in the freezer. I have successfully attached trim with it.
jspringator 11/02/16 09:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shoppping for a new trailer

Some Dealer RV prices are pure fantasy. I searched Winnebago Sightseer 27c, my motor home, to see if it had been mentioned anywhere. I found 2 for sale, both around $28,000. They are worth about $15,000, approximately what I paid once you account for the ebay sales price (actual value) of my trade in, verses double the amount they supposedly gave me on trade. It is all mumbo jumbo. You have to know the actual value of your trade and what your unit is actually selling for. Ebay is a good place to start. Isn't there a rule of thumb about 1/3 off list price?
jspringator 11/02/16 08:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Thoughts on a Chevy 8.1L Gas Engine vintage 2003

I have a Winnebago Sightseer 27 with an 8.1. Love the engine. If I had bought a Suburban with the 8.1 instead of the Excursion with the V10, I would probably still have the Suburban and a travel trailer.
jspringator 11/01/16 06:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Regarding free over nights

Last couple of trips I've started overnighting at Cracker Barrel. Quiet and a great place for breakfast the next day.
jspringator 10/31/16 06:51pm Beginning RVing
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