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RE: Battery assist

On my previously owned PleasureWay I just hooked a Battery Tender to the engine battery and left it for months until I needed the rv for a trip and everything was fine with the battery.This is what we do with our Roadtrek.
pasusan 04/11/18 04:49am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Do You Keep an RVing Log or Diary?

To plan our trips I use Excel spreadsheets with driving times, campground reservations, sites to see, even meals to make. After the trip I move it to the Done Ones folder. To look back on our trips we look at our photo albums that we keep on Google Photos (which are also used to share with friends and family). To look back on gas prices, CG costs and such - it is all logged in Quicken and we can run reports.
pasusan 04/04/18 05:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Rear windows won't open

Since there are no screens on those windows, I had decided to just forget about ever opening them even if I found a way to do it, because they'd be nothing but a convenient entry point for mosquitoes and other insects. On the other hand, you can buy fabric screening at most fabric stores; and by gluing some magnets into a hem, you could create some screens for when you are camped and just enjoying a nice breeze?This. We bought some Skeeter Beaters for the front windows on our B and I've used one for a back window at night - fits perfectly and I get a cross breeze.
pasusan 04/04/18 04:59am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Help with Backing Up

^^ Exactly! In this case I am the spotter and all I can ever hope for is go-it-slow and turn the wheel slow-er.
pasusan 03/27/18 10:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Taboos? Open waste valves Backing MH W/ 4 down etc.

We towed a 16 foot Shasta trailer cross country with a '65 Mustang. Had a class 3 hitch welded to the "unibody" frame and never had a problem. We got plenty of stares as we trucked along... :B
pasusan 03/25/18 10:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Switching Browsers

Firefox user for many years. Always fast and works well with adblocker programs.Same here. AND I just figured out how to stop videos from automatically playing on news and other sites.
pasusan 03/25/18 05:50am Technology Corner
RE: short Class B for fulltime solo travel

We have a Roadtrek 170. There are 2 of us, but we chose the 170 for its shortness because of maneuverability. We test drove other longer Bs and the turning radius turned us off. One thing to make sure of is that the front seats swivel around to face the back so that you can keep the back bed made up. We were in a Pleasureway B where the seats didn't swivel and the couple had to fool with the bed morning and night. Another thing to look at is interior storage. Comparing our 170 to that Pleasureway - they had lots more cupboards than ours, but theirs felt closed in - I would get claustrophobic. Depends on what you want and I would think for fulltiming more cupboards are better. Good luck!
pasusan 03/03/18 04:15am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Do you budget for vacation?

We don't budget, but I do run a report in Quicken after our trips. We break the expenses down by: Dining - the rare times we go to a restaurant Fuel - always the very biggest expense Fun - entrance fees, bus and boat tours - could be called entertainment Lodging - campground costs Purchases - something we wouldn't normally buy - like a souvenir Transportation - tolls, subways, Uber - stuff like that We don't include groceries, because we would be buying them whether we're at home or not. Strangely our trips average out to about $1500 each. Some are longer time, but the gas prices are lower - like last year we went for over a month down south to Mississippi. Some are shorter, but gas prices are high - like in 2010 we went on a 2 week trip to NYC and the gas prices were terrible. Both were $1500.
pasusan 02/21/18 05:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Down sides to being a TT Camper?

Down sides to being a TT Camper? Not being able to pull off the road when you see something interesting along the way - like an attraction or a farmer's stand... That's why we got our B, but we still use our trailer for longer trips. As far as parking in a spot at a CG we've never had any problems with our trailer and truck. They usually have extra car parking - I suppose if your trailer takes up the whole spot you could park there.
pasusan 02/13/18 09:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Switching From Hensley To SwayPro

Another one pushing for you to keep the Hensley... We made a couple of things to make hitching easier. These are wedges that hold those hookup arms back and out of the way: https://i.imgur.com/k5Vaawql.jpg This we use to line up the hitch head when we're having trouble in crooked angle positions: https://i.imgur.com/83g5GYdl.jpg Good luck!
pasusan 02/13/18 06:05am Towing
RE: Replace Garmin Streetpilot 2720 with Kindle Fire 8.9

The Garmin style GPS will never be able to provide the live traffic info and POI data base available from an application like Google Maps or WAZE but neither will work on your Kindle. You will either need to hang in there with Garmin or buy a different small tablet. That's what I did. Best Buy had an 8" tablet for $89 with built in GPS and it has worked great as my primary GPS device in the RV.Which app do you use with it?
pasusan 02/13/18 05:14am Technology Corner
RE: Downsizing

Not to be argumentative, but other than length, you can have the same problems with any rig. We have a 40' DP with a toad and have no problems finding fuel and we don't use the high priced truck stops. This last ear we went from AZ to FL and MN to LA. Bill You will almost certainly have fewer problems with a Class B than any other type of RV. 100% factory drive train from GM, Ford or Mercedes. No need to pull anything. If you want to stay parked somewhere for a while and want to get around, rent a car. We will be doing just that at spring training in FL in a few weeks. Or get an Uber - that's what we did at Niagara Falls and it worked out great!
pasusan 02/07/18 04:41am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Question

pasusan: Can you elaborate on how you created that smaller pillow? That's what I've been considering doing but wasn't sure how. I'd guess one could easily gain 6"s.I took apart a regular pillow and used about a third of the stuffing. I sewed a tube of cloth about 8 inches in diameter with round pieces of cloth sewed on the ends. Then I stuffed and closed the tube. I use a regular pillow case with the stuffed tube in sideways and then roll that up and use velcro to keep it closed. That way I can remove and wash the pillow case. Hope that helps - don't know if that description makes enough sense... :)
pasusan 02/03/18 04:39am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Question

One thing to keep in mind is the pillow takes up unnecessary room at the head of the bed. My DH is 6'2" and he fits in our bed which is a sideways bed in the back of our Roadtrek. I made a custom pillow that is shaped like a tootsie roll and he is happy as a lark.
pasusan 02/02/18 06:04am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Is it time to change you water heater anode?

I never change mine. But come to think of it I don't have one either. I guess that means you have one of those off brand water heater. I'll take a suburban heater any day over that other brand Those non suburban water heaters ( Atwood) have an aluminum tank. My 2003 coachmen that I sold 2015 never had an issue. They don't need anodes. I would of preferred an Attwood aluminum over the steel tank suburban anyday....Weez agreez... The water heater in our 1990 trailer still works perfectly - Atwood. The water heater in our Roadtrek needs yearly anode attention and it sometimes has stinky water - Suburban.
pasusan 01/26/18 05:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Got a really neat Xmas gift

For 1 or 2 cups, use a French Press. Have a drip at home but while camping we use a French Press also. Wife bought me a vacuum insulated press about 15 years ago an it works perfect for us. Better coffee than the drip at home. We usually camp 6-7 weeks a year.We did use a French Press while out on the road - but the cleanup was hard - used too much water. We got a manual k-cup press similar to the OP's last year and we love it!
pasusan 01/21/18 08:20am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Goverment Shutdowns

And for some reason they had to take down the websites. Trying to plan a stay at Big Meadows later this spring: Big Meadows
pasusan 01/20/18 04:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Well, today it happened!! ~Updated~

Thanks to everyone with well wishes for my dilemma. Dealer got it all tore down (cab is 9 feet in the air!!) and diagnosed the problem. CP4 exploded taking out the injectors and filling the fuel system with metal filings. I can't believe how Ford Motor Co and Lithia Ford of Boise treated me!! So very surprised after all the horror stories of not covering these. Everything covered, no problem!! Gave me a new 4x4 F 150 loaner. So relieved. But I would never trust that truck again. And if I lost another pump I bet it would be a real problem to get it covered again. I went back yesterday and got a '16 F250 6.2 GAS. CC, 6.5 box, FX4 loaded Lariat. Real Creampuff with 14K miles. I thought I was really going to pay for this but I was more than ecstatic with the deal. Today I am driving a beautiful Pearl White Lariat while the old one is still in the shop with all it's guts out!!! How do you spell relief? :BROLAIDS! Good luck with the new one DJ!
pasusan 01/13/18 03:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Williamsburg timing

OP here... Thanks for the replies! We definitely will call the visitor center. Sometimes I forget we don't have to do everything online... :)
pasusan 01/10/18 03:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Orleans...

French Quater RV if you want close to the quater This is what we chose - good reviews and you can walk!
pasusan 01/10/18 03:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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