RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'parkmanaa' found 18 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Suppliers with excellent Customer Service

PPL RV parts & service, Houston. Excellent prices and service. Ships RV parts nationwide.
parkmanaa 06/04/14 03:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campground = low income housing???

Allowing long-term residents doesn't have to mean "TAPED-UP WINDOWS, DIRTY RVS, VISITORS CARS PARKED EVERYWHERE", and all the other insinuations that anyone staying more than a night are BUMS. The long-term guests RVs can look as good as the overnighters; it just depends on the park establishing and then enforcing their rules. Before you get too critical, attempt to look at the reason for the 'long-term' RVer: a. Came in from out-of-town for a 6-month, one year, or whatever temp. job. b. A visiting, contract nurse who signs for 13 weeks, then may have contract extended. c. A person who is selling their home and building a new one. d. A person whose home was damaged in a fire or windstorm. e. A person has a large park model with 5 slides by the lake, and thoroughly enjoys the RV Park life. f. From out of area, got a job, and living in RV while house-hunt. Believe me, the list of reasons go on and on and in most cases the persons are not living in the RV because they can't afford anything else. Finally, if the RV park didn't have the steady income from those long-term guests, you would probably be paying a lot more for your nightly visit.
parkmanaa 06/04/14 03:01pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Dometic roof are motor shot. How easy to replace?

If you are even the least bit handy and don't mind getting on top of your RV, this is definitely a do-it-yourself job and will save you several hundred dollars. If the 13,500 BTU unit was doing the job before, why go larger? Don't know best place to buy in Utah, but bought a Carrier brand 13,500 unit in Houston from PPL last week, rooftop and ceiling unit for ducted system, for $546.70, plus sales tax. 4 bolts connect the upper and lower units, then unless your rig is really old, the electrical connections are modular. One thing to make sure of is clean very well all areas where the gasket touches. Took about 1.5 hours to install. Just watch carefully as you un-install the old one, and re-install the new one the same way and you will be surprised at how easy and quickly you will finish the job. Good luck.
parkmanaa 05/29/14 12:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: blowouts

Having retired from the tire industry after 40 years, experiencing virtually every tire situation imaginable, I will give you my simple, clear view on tire blowout problems. More tires blow out due to poor workmanship than age. That poor workmanship may not show up for a year or so after tire is in service. 'Passin' Thru''s message above says it best: 4.4 million miles without a blowout. In fact I am very opposed to scrapping tires systematically at 6 or 7 years; certainly after they are 10 years old, but conditions vary over the USA and one age rule does not apply to all conditions and maintenance situations. Begin with the best tire you can afford, maintain air pressure as per THE TIRE MANUFACTURER'S guide (not necessarily the RV manufacturer). Tire manufacturer wants you to get the best service from the tires, the RV manufacturer leans toward giving you the best ride. Carefully check tread and sidewalls at least before every RV season, and after you have hit an object in the road. Cuts or bulges is what you are mainly looking for. Of course severe weather checking should also be considered a potential problem. My opinions based on much, much practical experience.
parkmanaa 05/26/14 08:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Before you accept an exchange 20# propane bottle

Confirming another post here: I have a propane dispensing station, and assure you propane cylinders must be re-certified 12 years from date of manufacture, then again 5 years from that date. In my area the standard customers' joke is, if they present an out-of-date cylinder "that's OK, I'll take it to Wal Mart and exchange it for one in-date"
parkmanaa 03/13/14 02:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: 4 year old tires, but never used

I don't care what advice you use and what advice don't use, I just know from 40 years experience many, many failures are blamed on age that were actually the result of poor maintenance, internal shock damage that didn't show up on the surface and many other problems. That's why I say again, go to the people who made the product, the tire manufacturer, and use their recommendations on age. 40 years in the tire industry; seen it all and done most of it.
parkmanaa 01/23/14 03:52pm Beginning RVing
RE: 4 year old tires, but never used

Use 'em and don't worry. This tire age thing is a very successful marketing ploy. Go to the TIRE MANUFACTURER'S website and read their recommendations on number of years to use your tires. Don't listen to a dealer, marketing person, or your brother-in-law. Lot of hear-say, developed by the same marketers that sold kids expiration dates on breakfast cereal years ago. 40 years in the tire industry; seen it all and done most of it.
parkmanaa 01/23/14 01:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: SD vs TX residency

Didn't read all the biased comments, but did not find one that mentions the difference in weather. Freeze your b u t t off in SD, but not in most of Texas. But that's OK, we have plenty of good folks in TX, just head on North.
parkmanaa 01/23/14 01:05pm Full-time RVing
RE: Need tire advice, TIA............

Unless the tires were physically separating, and if so you would not have made it home on them, that inspector must have radar vision. I, too, would like to know what the inspector found wrong. According to the reports I read Michelin voluntarily recalled approx. 1.2 million of these tires in the USA. They only had about 200 that actually failed, and no injuries nor deaths. With that low percentage of returns, I strongly doubt you had 4 tires that you 'inspector' could honestly determine unsafe to use.
parkmanaa 12/18/13 03:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Defective Tire Indication??

That is actually the strongest part of the radial ply; the overlapped cords. Start to immediately worry when you have a bulge about that wide down the sidewall.
parkmanaa 12/05/13 02:02pm Truck Campers
RE: just wondering... tire shreads

IMHO 'ME AGAIN' has the best answer above. The Michelin XPS all-steel cord tire is undoubtedly the best commercial tire on the market. That tire has been around at least 15 years and I have yet to see or hear of a single complaint (some complain about the initial price, but ................) I was in the tire industry for 40 years, did many scrap tire analysis, and questioning of persons who had tire failures. Most is classified in this order: - cheap tires to begin with, or tires too small or low load-rated. - poor maintenance of air pressure. - overloading, usually having no idea what their rig really weighs loaded. - Impact damage, i.e., hitting something in the road, holding your breath for a few miles, then breathing again 'because I didn't ruin a tire'. Well, guess what, you really did, sometimes it takes a few hundred miles to actually blow. - failure to have tires inspected by a qualified tire technician beginning in their 5th or 6th year. - Lastly, tire age. Don't be snowed into thinking tires will self-destruct after 5 or 6 years. Properly maintained, they should last a good 10 years. Could be more reasons, but these are the ones that come to mind; in that order.
parkmanaa 10/18/13 12:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: 19.5" tires _ Metric or Inch?

IMHO you will be very happy with the 24570R19.5 to replace those 8R19.5. They are slightly wider, offer a larger footprint, and a since the sidewalls are a little shorter they are a little more stable. Double-check the size difference, but in most applications they work very well. The 8R19.5 has been a discontinued size by most major manufacturers for years. In the tire industry 40 years; seen it all and done most of it.
parkmanaa 10/18/13 12:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What hose is needed to convert to 100 lb Propane tank

First, the only difference in propane connector lines will be length. In my experience, 6 ft. is a good length for 100 lb. tanks. It is lawful, and quite easy if you are in average health, to haul the 100 lb. tank laying down in the bed of your pickup. Just stand it close behind the bed and tip it in. Be sure to secure it to keep it from rolling around. Although there is no limit, for safety reasons I wouldn't want to haul one too far.
parkmanaa 10/18/13 12:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires

IMHO you did the right thing by going with Michelin all the way. Happy RVing.
parkmanaa 10/16/13 03:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Another Tire Question

Using same size and load range you won't notice a difference from a handling standpoint. I personally favor Michelins all the way, but would not discard 2 good Goodyear tires just to have same brand in all wheel positions. Of course you don't want to use different brands on same axle, but you aren't considering that. 40 years in the tire industry; seen it all and done most of it.
parkmanaa 09/20/13 03:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Shocked When Touching RV

I encounter this complaint in my RV park periodically, and invariably it will be a neutral connection missing, broken, or loose. The neutral wire is misunderstood, or many have no idea, as to the importance of this white wire. With a good meter, start a the RV end of the line checking line/ground (should get approx. 120v), line/neutral (about 120V), neutral to ground. (should get almost nothing, possibly a couple of volts). If everything doesn't check there, work your way back until you have found all good readings, then repair the problem.
parkmanaa 09/13/13 03:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Texas on delay

TEXASROADRUNNER: I think your prejudice for San Antonio over Houston is showing. Apparently you are suggesting I35 to Dallas, then I20 East ???? As you may, or may not know, from Austin to Dallas and Dallas 100 or so miles East gets freezing rain several times during a normal winter season. Traveling US59 (now parts I69) thru deep east Texas misses much of the bad weather and roads. Have you been thru Houston since US59 was upgraded, in fact all the way thru Houston it is now INTERSTATE 69, and the traffic moves unbelievably well. My opinion.,
parkmanaa 09/12/13 12:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: tire question

Brilliant and helpful post.
parkmanaa 09/07/13 12:57pm Class A Motorhomes
Sort by:    Search within results:


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2014 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS