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RE: Staying at truck stops?????

Truck stops are well known for the ladies of the night making money. Don't know if they would be knocking on a trailer door or not???? Roy Ken 2 million miles over the road here. A few truckstops have this problem Very few. I have had my door knocked on twice in all those miles. Just say no, and they move on. The truckstop "dangers" are way overblown. All in all, they are very safe. I have heard of murders, assaults, robberies, rape, prostitution, etc., in campgrounds. Should we all stay away from them too? There are potential problems everywhere. One could lock themselves in their home, and never leave. But, guess what, all of the above can happen there too!
mpierce 10/01/14 06:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Life lesson - In case you're not aware

We have traveled to FL last winter for two months. Texas the year before. And, other travel. I have not notified cc's any time, and I have NEVER had them stopped. This is with the RV. I also ride to a couple motorcycle events every summer. I live in ND, and over the last couple years, have gone to AR, WI, WV, MI, CO, IL. NEVER notified cc, and NEVER had an issue.
mpierce 10/01/14 06:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wrong Pump in AZ

Seems like the best would be if AZ would come out and say, one way or the other, if RV's are exempt or not. Of course, that would require a gov't employee to actually make a decision, and that is asking a LOT! It will probably stay muddled, until either the legislature steps in, or someone who gets fined takes them to court, and a judge decides what the law actually means. As we have discovered here, it can really be taken two ways. One part conflicts with the other.
mpierce 09/30/14 06:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wrong Pump in AZ

I do not think we will ever get a plain english answer. Gov't workers like to cover their but. The email said only those that are exempt do not pay it. RV's are NOT listed as exempt. Thus, if you are big enough, you pay the higher tax. At least that is the way I read the gobbligook!
mpierce 09/29/14 04:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing a Nissan Versa Note with an Acme Tow Dolly

On web site, there is a height stated, I believe it is 7".
mpierce 09/26/14 06:06am Dinghy Towing
RE: DEF Mileage

Cummins says 1 to 3% of fuel burned is normal. 2% is about average. So, if getting 10 mpg, should use about 1 gallon per 500 miles. This would be pulling a pretty good load to get down to 10mpg. At 1600 miles, you are really at the high end, good for you! But, still within specs.
mpierce 09/26/14 05:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: wheel bearings

If you think you remove the hub to get the bearings out to tighten them up, PLEASE get a professional to do the job for you!
mpierce 09/20/14 06:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Age Question For My Neighbor

Follow Michelins advice. Not sure why so many figure they are so much brighter than the engineers that designed the tires. The tire makers are CONSERVATIVE in their recommendations. Have the tires checked by a Truck Tire Shop. If they say OK, I would run them to the 10 years old. If you are leery at all, replace the two front tires.
mpierce 09/16/14 05:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DEF in the winter

That DEF flat sucks...too high a freeze point so I guess the guys that live in ND are as they say SOL... I live in ND. Have a '14 Dodge with DEF. NO PROBLEMS at all. You do understand from reading the material posted that heaters are installed?
mpierce 09/15/14 05:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Snowbees

Ok... I'll bite. So you're saying bee keepers take their bees north in the summer (presumably, to escape the heat) and south in the winter? Please pardon my ignorance... I've not heard of such a thing and a quick Google brought no results. Yes, I'm gullible, I know. Please be gentle. :) Edit: Ok... I KNEW that "escape the heat" thing was a bunch of whooie as soon as I posted. I think I've been had. Oh, well. Maybe you're saying that bees are brought north to pollinate in the summer... not so much as escape the heat. Wouldn't moving the bees be more disorienting to the bees than just wintering in place? What did bees do before there were were flatbeds, one must ask? LOL I live in ND. Bees come up in the summer, and go south for the winter. They follow the crops as the crops flower, so they can make honey. Seen this all my life. I am 60.
mpierce 09/12/14 06:15am Snowbirds
RE: I Love My Manual Awning

I have had both. Electric is VERY NICE to operate! Push a button. However, it goes almost straight out, up high. The sun does not have to get very low in the sky, and it no longer functions for shade! The wind also affects it more than the manual shade. Take your pick. Ease of use vs more functionality. Not sure why people think this. My electric awning tilts as much as I want it to, on either side. I love my electric awning! :) I do not "think this". It is what actually happens. I can lower the arm setting some, but no where near as much as my manual awning.
mpierce 09/12/14 06:02am General RVing Issues
RE: I Love My Manual Awning

I have had both. Electric is VERY NICE to operate! Push a button. However, it goes almost straight out, up high. The sun does not have to get very low in the sky, and it no longer functions for shade! The wind also affects it more than the manual shade. Take your pick. Ease of use vs more functionality.
mpierce 09/09/14 06:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Custer South Dakota in October?

I live 3 hours north of there. Great time of year. However, there is a chance a storm will move thru, like anywhere. There is a chance of snow. But, it WILL be gone in a couple days. Just stay, and enjoy the area a little longer! A number of the "tourist traps" will be closed. But, all the parks and roads will be open. NO CROWDS!
mpierce 09/09/14 06:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Running a diesel in the rain

Usually something like this is caused by a connection problem in the wiring to and from the computer getting a little wet. Then drying out after the rain.
mpierce 09/07/14 06:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV vs Truck tires.

Hankooks are good. Personal experience with them. People I trust have had good luck with Sumitomos.
mpierce 09/05/14 05:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: antifreeze gone, oil thin

1. Do not run until you get oil test results back. If in the engine oil, you risk destroying the engine. 2. Do you have a tranny cooler that connects to the radiator? I had a tranny cooler fail internally, and I wound up filling the tranny with antifreeze until it blew out the tranny vent! On a semi truck. 3. You would be able to see an external leak of the amount you are talking about, so it must be going internally somewhere. Get it fixed, or will cause more damage.
mpierce 09/05/14 05:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: The ideal GPS route

Solving the problems the old fashioned way. Use a paper map! At least, check the GPS route against a paper map. Sometimes the GPS does REALLY STUPID things.
mpierce 08/26/14 06:07am General RVing Issues
RE: External Speakers, do you really want them ?

I just "LOVE" my neighbors outdoor speakers! LOL
mpierce 08/26/14 06:04am General RVing Issues
RE: 20lb. tank, How long will it last fridge cont, 3 meals a day

The older refrigerators did NOT use any electricity when on propane. They used a standing pilot light for ignition, thus no power needed. OP, when you say the flame is "ON" all the time, that would be the pilot light is on all the time. When the thermostat calls for more "cold", then another flame lights up from the pilot light, providing the "cool" So, yes, the flame does run all the time, but only the pilot flame. It will run for months, if not years, with just the pilot light on. Pilot uses almost NO propane. The main burner will only be on part of the time, depending on ambient temps. With cooler weather coming, I would estimate 1/4 to 1/3 time it might be on.
mpierce 08/26/14 06:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Big Time RV - travel channel

I got a kick out of two guys buying a MH for a "party bus", as they put it. They settled on one, and when the one asked the salesman how much, the reply was in the high $900,000's. The buyer gave a price about $15,000 less, and asked if they would accept that! You can imagine how fast the salesman said YES! LOL They got $15k off an almost 1 million dollar coach! What a deal! LOL I bet they could have gotten at least 100k off! What losers.
mpierce 08/26/14 05:56am General RVing Issues
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