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RE: 30 ft- one roof air sufficient?

The deal is off. When I called the seller asking about whether there was a spot for or was wired for additional air he got real nasty. So I said he had to get that info for me. He hung up on me. Everything was set, but sounds like it was not the RV for me. Sounds like something was not right in the head with this seller. I didn't even notice you were just right down the road from me. And if a seller got nasty over a simple question like that, I'd walk from that deal too. Now that I notice where you are, as I mentioned above, I get around any heat problems by not camping in the heat. It's really hot right now down in this valley so our next camping trip is over to the coast. So for the rest of the summer our only destinations will be the coast or the Tahoe area. Spring and fall open up all the foothill destinations. If I wanted the heat, I'd just stay at home.
msmith1199 06/25/16 03:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 30 ft- one roof air sufficient?

Ask for an allowance for a bigger ac unit in the deal. The owner is telling you it does good in 90 degree weather , but not telling you it does good in 100 degree weather. From what your post is saying. PM dougrainer ask him. He works on motor homes day in and day out find out what it takes to install a bigger unit or a second unit. Even my Dp with two A/C units doesn't do all that good in 100 degree temps. So I fix that by not camping in 100 degree temps. But I live in California so no matter how hot it gets here, I can find 70 degrees in a few hour drive.
msmith1199 06/24/16 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 110 hookup only ???

Bought an adapter today. Goes from 50 amp to 30 amp, it's just a short adapter, no dog bone, it cost about $10. I have an adapter to go from the 30amp to 110 20 amp service. I shouldn't need AC's where I'm headed, and probably will only use the TV and lights, will turn everything else off or switch to propane where I can. Thanks for all the feedback. Brian When I kept my RV in my shop, I had it plugged into a 20 amp plug that I had installed just for it. So nothing else was on that circuit. I could run everything electric just fine, except the A/C's. Now I never tried to run a coffee maker and a hair dryer and all three TV's at the same time, but it ran everything I needed to run just fine. And I could start and run one A/C unit and the TV at the same time, but never really tried loading anything else on.
msmith1199 06/24/16 11:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 30 ft- one roof air sufficient?

Before I bought, I rented a 29 foot class C in the summer. We went to Vegas and it was 112 out. That one unit was not even close to keeping up. But then again, I'm not sure two units could have kept up with that kind of heat.
msmith1199 06/23/16 03:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 110 hookup only ???

arrrggg.. All voltages in the USA as long as I remember is called 120V / 240V.. Not 110, 115, 220, 230...etc...as stated below. The OP has a 50 amp plug as he has two A/C's First lets ask what adapter are you using as they are not all created equal.. Some will only power 1/2 the RV as both legs in the adapter are not tied together... In either scenerio you will only be limited to 15 amps regardless.. Are you going 15 -30 - 50 or just 15 - 50? Whats the make and model of the adapter? You will not have issues but need to watch what you use.. I feel your pain. You can always spot the really really old electricians because they still say 110/220. That was the standard up until about the end of WWII. Then the standard was raised to 117/234. You can still find some old equipment marked 117v form time to time. In the '60s the standard was raised again to 120/240. So, you had to be an electrician in the '40s to think it's 110v. But, people still say it. I often say 110 and I wasn't even alive in the 40's. Explain that? How about this, if I say I have 110 volt outlets in my house, do you assume I have a really old house with really old outlets, or do you assume I'm no electrician and I really have 120 volt outlets in my house? Does anybody really not know what the OP's original question was, or was everybody just trying to impress us with their electrical knowledge?
msmith1199 06/22/16 07:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 110 hookup only ???

And nobody can figure out what he meant? Not all of us are electricians. Clearly he meant he only had a household type outlet to plug into. To the OP, I plug in to a regular household plug at my house all the time. I normally switch the frig to run on the 12 volt side if I'm using anything else. I can get one of my A/C units to run, but haven't tried both as I just assume that won't work. I'm going to guess you have a auto-switch so if you plug the RV in to any outlet with power, your 110volt system is going to switch to all be powered from there and your inverter gets disconnected. So you can't use both, at least that is how my motorhome is set up and I'm pretty sure most are that way.
msmith1199 06/22/16 02:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to buy in a used Diesel

If its a 2006 Cat its likely a C7 engine, which can be set for 300, 330 or 350 HP, just by changing the ECU options. Which engine is better is a question with no answer, just personal opinions. What's more important is which previous owner was more faithful in assuring each fluid & filter change was performed as recommended. I would buy whichever one came with the best maintenance records from the previous owner (assuming there were no other deciding factors in the rest of the rig). An owner that keeps detailed records of all maint performed, is usually an owner that makes sure maint is done on schedule. What does that entail? I have the Cat C7 that is set at 330 hp. If I wanted the 350 HP is that just a software change or does it require hardware too? How much should it cost?
msmith1199 06/21/16 03:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dealer wrecked my motorhome

Had my motorhome in for some work at Olathe Ford RV. Went for a motorcycle ride today and thought I'll see how things are going. Cruised through the lot and saw my coach with the right rear all tore up. They backed it into another one. I was so pissed I couldn't even talk! They are going to fix it and admitted to the damage. But I talked to the service manager for about 30 minutes and not one time did he say sorry. I'm going to have to find a new place for service! That could be a liability thing - similar to never admitting fault/saying you're sorry when in an accident. They are going to fix it and that's a definite point in their favor - some other place would have denied it and claimed that you brought it in like that. You never admit fault in an accident because there are many factors to be investigated and it may not be your fault. In this case an employee of the dealership backed it into something. No question whatsoever of whose at fault there. But bottom line, accidents do happen.
msmith1199 06/20/16 08:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Route in California

If you want the scenic route and to get off the Interstate, take a right at Kingman AZ. Go up through Vegas and either take 95 up or cut over to 395 through Death Valley or one of the other roads and then come in to Yosemite the back way on 120. Or just take the Interstate up and enter the park on 140 or 41. 140 is the easiest road into the park and remains at the lowest altitude. 120 is Tioga pass. That pass doesn't open up until late spring, sometimes not until June depending on the snow pack. If you are planning an April trip to Yosemite, I would take 58 as others have mentioned. He said late April or early May. Tioga usually opens in the first of May. So if you would like to take my advice, simply check the website to see if Tioga has opened or not when you are on your trip.
msmith1199 06/20/16 08:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best Route in California

If you want the scenic route and to get off the Interstate, take a right at Kingman AZ. Go up through Vegas and either take 95 up or cut over to 395 through Death Valley or one of the other roads and then come in to Yosemite the back way on 120. Or just take the Interstate up and enter the park on 140 or 41. 140 is the easiest road into the park and remains at the lowest altitude.
msmith1199 06/19/16 09:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Do you carry fire wood in a storage bin?

I don't think it's a good idea to spray firewood with pesticides and then burn it.
msmith1199 06/18/16 08:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you carry fire wood in a storage bin?

To answer the OP's question, NO, but not just because of termites, there could be all kinds of bugs in the wood and even some mice may hide in there while you load the wood in. My toad is a pickup so the times I have carried firewood, it goes in the bed of the truck.
msmith1199 06/16/16 05:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flying microwave!

My RV is 12 years old now and luckily held together well for those years. But it's getting to the point where it's needing repairs and I'm doing them myself and I'm just amazed at how sloppy the original work was and how easy it would be for the manufacturers to have added a few little things to make things so much better. Self tapping screws are fine for putting up the paneling and other light stuff, but not for holding down appliances or in my case holding down the roof. The front end of my one piece fiberglass roof is now attached with long screws into sections of hardwood that I added, as opposed to the 1 inch self tapping screws they used that just went into the underlayment.
msmith1199 06/13/16 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Site Down Again for 24 hours!

Mine was down yesterday. I'm sending a letter to rv.net and demanding a refund for the time the site was down!!!
msmith1199 06/13/16 09:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need a Newer Toad - 7 passenger SUV - Commander orExplorer

You do realize some of the vehicles you are comparing are crossovers and some are SUV's? Your MDX is a crossover while the Grand Cherokee is an SUV. Car chassis vs truck chassis. I think most of the crossover manufacturers will tell you it is not an off road vehicle. We had a Lincoln MKX a few years ago and it clearly was not an off road vehicle. You can drive on roads that you would take any other car on, but if you're looking for something to take off road on other than smooth maintained dirt roads, I'd get an SUV.
msmith1199 06/11/16 05:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grey Water Dumping

This is funny when I was just in Cali at Joes Landing next to the river at a campground with all grass, 30 amp and water only I did dump my grey water on the grass that needed water anyways late at night, no other campers around me and all was OK the next morning, such a pain to move the motorhome for just shower water. Its really not that gross and what's the harm, the animals pee in the river that we drink from anyways.. :E In addition to it being gross, I believe when it is near waterways the phosphates in the soaps can harm the marine life. When I had a boat, prior to my RV, it did not have a gray water tank. It had a shower sump with a pump in it. Everything that went down the drain in the sink or shower was immediately pumped overboard and this was, and is, completely legal.
msmith1199 06/11/16 05:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fords that can be flat towed

F150 super crew 4x4 xlt, 2.7 Eco, 5.5 box about 4,600 pounds. What type of RV are you pulling it with? Horse power on the engine? I believe he means that's what he's towing, not what he's towing with. I can answer the HP question though as I have the same truck. The 2.7 is 325 HP, 375 # torque. Mine is as light as they come (I have a Super Duty diesel, I bought this one to replace my car) and it's rated to tow 7,600 #. It's just a great truck so far and I'm averaging over 20 MPG in mixed driving. The 2.7 is a gem. Yes, I know it's a toad, the question was the horse power on the motorhome engine. I have a 35 foot DP with a 330 HP Cat and I want to make sure it can tow the truck okay before I buy one.
msmith1199 06/11/16 08:36am Dinghy Towing
RE: Fords that can be flat towed

F150 super crew 4x4 xlt, 2.7 Eco, 5.5 box about 4,600 pounds. What type of RV are you pulling it with? Horse power on the engine?
msmith1199 06/10/16 04:24pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Grey Water Dumping

Sorry you guys from California...there are many cgs that allow and even encourage dumping your grey water on the ground. Collins Lake, which is a man made reservoir near Sacramento is one. Their CG is right along the shore. Call the ranger and ask...you, like I was, will be surprised at their answer.....Dennis But I read on the Internet it was illegal! It must be true if it's on the Internet, that's the law, I read that on the Internet too.
msmith1199 06/10/16 10:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grey Water Dumping

I've been at campgrounds in California where not only is it permitted they actually have signs requesting that you dump it on trees in the campground. I can't speak for every state, but there is no general law in California prohibiting grey water dumping. There would be rules specific to campgrounds and I would never dump in a campground that didn't specifically permit it, but I have dumped on the ground when boon docking. I bet if people actually checked the wording of the laws they claim exists, most states probably do not have a broad law against dumping grey water, but instead it would be location specific. Gray water from kitchen sinks is not allowed to be dumped in California: https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/legacy/water/pdf/recycled/graywaterflyer.pdf Thank you for proving my point. You posted a link about systems in a regular house and your law is the Plumbing Code. That's going to apply to houses, not RV's.
msmith1199 06/10/16 09:37am Class A Motorhomes
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