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RE: Grey water dumping

So what do you do with the soap water that comes off of your hands when you wash them in the outside shower faucet? Or the tent camper who washed his dishes? Bill apples v. oranges volumes are much different. bumpy Maybe for you. We use no more water to wash in the MH, than we did when we tented. Years and years of saving water camping, the habit is ingrained! One pot of hot water does them all.
mpierce 08/26/16 05:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trike and Toad - How?

Hydralift will work with a trike, and pull the toad.
mpierce 08/24/16 07:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: length to wheel base ratio

The longer the WB as compared to the overall length, the better the handling. Will affect turning though.
mpierce 08/24/16 06:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refrigerator and fueling?

Can it happen. Yes. Is it common? Absolutely NOT. Maybe happens a couple times a YEAR in all of US. If it happened more than that, it would be a BIG issue. When was the last time you heard in the news of this happening? I am 62, have been in RV's my whole life, and I have NEVER directly heard of this happening! I have heard it MIGHT happen, but NEVER a news story of it actually happening.
mpierce 08/19/16 06:11am General RVing Issues
RE: In general, when do schools start classes?

By mid Sept, all schools, except those on a year around schedule, will have started up. Sept is a GREAT time to visit.
mpierce 08/17/16 04:41am General RVing Issues
RE: DP going up and down mountains

Thank you to all for your responses. My transmission states "a partially depresed position of the pedal will cause upshifts to occur at lower engine speed" My transmission has 6the speeds and I understand going down a mountain that one needs to downshift to make the engine go slower so not to burn out the engine. Sorry if this sounds like panic but neighbours told me their trip down to Florida included mountains whereby they did not think they would make it up to the top snd they could smell heated brakes. I am going to do this trip alone and just want to be prepared. And "it has no buttons to shift" Can anyone who bought a MH actually be this ignorant of the functions of a MH? If so, God help us all!
mpierce 08/12/16 05:28am Class A Motorhomes
Toad 2012 VW Jetta TDI auto

I know one cannot flat tow a 2012 VW Jetta, but can I if I leave the engine running? One mechanic said to leave engine running, and put the tranny in drive, and tow it that way. Does anyone KNOW? Thanks.
mpierce 08/06/16 09:59am Dinghy Towing
RE: Concealed Carry Permit for SD Nomads?

Using an App called CCW on my smart phone it looks like SD has two different resident permits, the standard one is good for 31 states, the enhanced permit is good for 37 states. Not sure what the difference is. You probably have other reasons for making SD your mailing address but the TN resident permit is good in 40 states. ND is similiar. The one for more states has more qualifications to get it, so that it meets the requirements of the stricter states. It does require qualification shooting.
mpierce 08/05/16 04:14am General RVing Issues
RE: How do you answer when a stranger asks about MPG?

I tell them the truth. What is the big deal?
mpierce 08/05/16 04:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow capacity

With that kind of weight, you need a big MH. Preferable with a tag, as that helps stabilize the rear of the MH from pushing from the toad. I am NOT weight police, but you are a LOT over the tow limit of the MH you posted. Go bigger.
mpierce 08/03/16 05:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CAT Scale Question

I know you can do individual tires(all 4 corners), No you can't. You will get axle weights listed as steer, drive, and trailer. With a motorhome, you drive until the front axle is on the first scale and the rear is on the second. Not on one weigh, but can, on most, with multiple weighs.
mpierce 08/02/16 08:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Honey wagon question

Check out this post made yesterday. Is that the post you didn't want to hijack? Short answer, yes, they must use a pump. It's going to depend on the particular service you choose as to how 'much' pump that'll be. There seems to be a disagreement in the linked post as to whether the vent will handle it. Black tanks drain pretty fast on their own, so I'm not quite sure why these guys have to use such powerful pumps. They run the pumps as slow as they can. They do use these wagons to pump up "goo" from many feet below then, ie septic tanks and such, so they do need powerful pumps to do their job. How about holding open the toilet valve when emptying? This would give LOTS of air to the Black Tank, and also have an opening in case the vent was plugged.
mpierce 07/30/16 06:23am General RVing Issues
RE: What do you use as a stop here marker?

With an almost 3' drop off, I would use some of the suggestions above, and attach a solid, at least 5-6" high solid wheel stop across that end. Something to positively stop the MH. Mistakes do happen, and this would be an expensive mistake, to drop the back end off a 30" cliff!
mpierce 07/30/16 06:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What DP would you buy for $80/M cash

With what he has available he will have to buy a much older DP, just not worth it. A newer gasser is a much better choice I disagree. For that money, you can get a Prevost, Bluebird, etc from the 1990's. Spend 50-75k, and have lots left over for fix ups. When he is done, he will have a GOOD running MH, with QUALITY built in, that you CANNOT get in a newer MH, for that money. He will get heavy duty chassis, solid wood cabinets, wood and tile floors, etc. The BEST. He will have a MH that cost 500-700k new! Someone ELSE took the 650k in depreciation, he will get to enjoy it!
mpierce 07/28/16 02:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane BBQ issue

When you connect a low pressure appliance to a high pressure tank, which is your case, safety stops can be activated and cause little or no propane to get to the appliance. Turn the propane off at the tank, then open all the valves on the grill if that is the appliance in use. Shut them and unhook the hose at both ends. Now reconnect the hose and very slowly open the tank valve (this lets the pressure build slowly, now open the grill valve and light. Works like a charm. If it doesn't you may need a new regulator for the grill, but that is unlikely. Best to then leave the tank valve open if you can or make sure you always open is slowly. Good thought but the OP is not connecting a low pressure item to a high pressure tank. The pressure in the RV's lines is low pressure because it's after the regulator on the tank. Quick disconnects on RV's are always at regulated pressure - not tank pressure. Not true. "ALL" are low pressure? No. I have both a high and a low pressure QD. I know others who also have high pressure connects.
mpierce 07/28/16 06:03am Tech Issues
RE: Fall visit to the Black Hills

You will be ok. Custer might be a problem near Roundup time, but other than that, there will be openings.
mpierce 07/28/16 05:57am General RVing Issues
RE: motorhomes

Go to an early 1990's Bluebird. Solid wood cabinets. Steel body. Top of line coach. 40' tag axle. In the 50k range.
mpierce 07/28/16 05:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing Carpet in Class A

me- Weatherford This! Ernie is the best!
mpierce 07/28/16 05:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: tag axels

Look at all the semis and trailers out there. Essentially NONE of them have steerable tags or tandems. Ever watch a trailer jackknife into a place? Those rear tandems are going in a circle, not moving! They are literally going sideways! I run those trailers. Still get close to 200,000 miles on retreads back there! So, I think the steerable tag is marketing hype, not reality.
mpierce 07/25/16 08:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: sleeping with generator on

Not sure about that 15 year rule. I have been sleeping in my 1988 Prevost since we bought it in 1999. While the genset is up front, it exhausts out the rear of the coach along with the diesel heat exhaust (guess that's going to kill me, too). I wonder if anyone sleeps in their coach with their Aqua-Hot running? Oh-oh! You just opened ANOTHER can of worms. NOW I will be told I cannot use my heating system at night either! Might as well stay home. No AC at night, now no heat either! Won't be able to run a Suburban furnace either at night. It exhausts gas out the side of the MH or trailer! Deadly! Why do mfg's even put these deadly killers in RV's in the first place?
mpierce 07/17/16 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
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