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RE: What's More Accurate?

I have one of the best tire gauges made by Milton. I also have a set up that ties two tires together as I inflate them. In other words, I inflate the two front tires at the same time so I know they are exactly the same pressure. I have tried two different TPMS systems and they both would vary by as much as 5 PSI on tires that I know are equal. I would not trust the TPMS for your tire pressure but I would get a good quality tire gauge to inflate your tires. Also remember that if you have tire valve stem extensions for the rear duals, they will not give you an accurate temperature of those tires.
rgatijnet1 09/03/15 03:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buying old RV

The problem with a coach of that age is IF a major drive train component goes bad, like the engine or transmission, the value of the coach can quickly go to close to zero, regardless of how the interior looks or the other systems perform. Rebuilding the engine will not increase the value of the coach, even tho it will cost thousands. Rebuilding the transmission will not increase the value of the coach and again, can cost thousands with zero return on that expense. For the one year you plan on living in it, buy a trailer and have someone deliver it to your parking place if you do not want to buy a used truck. A trailer usually depreciates to a bottom figure and stays there.
rgatijnet1 09/03/15 03:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buying old RV

You may be better off with a truck and trailer. At least you will have a vehicle you can use while you work on the trailer, if it needs work. The truck will also be easier to repair than a motor home.
rgatijnet1 09/03/15 03:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Banks Exhaust System Cracks

Redlands RV has a pretty good reputation so I doubt that they are trying to scam you.
rgatijnet1 09/03/15 02:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Toy Hauler - Newmar or Thor

I know that you said that you wanted new but IF you would consider used, try to find one of the Safari Simba toy haulers. The quality is excellent and you can still find them with low mileage, two or four captains chairs, and one to three queen sized beds. There is no ramp. It is a 3000 pound capacity hydraulic lift to raise your bikes and then this acts as a raised patio once it is in the up position. There is also a fuel tank to store gasoline for your toys and it is a diesel powered coach. The wheelbase is 260" and you can find a good used one for under $100K which leaves plenty of money for more toys. I think the last year they were made was 2010. Here is a brochure from 2008. Safari Simba
rgatijnet1 09/03/15 06:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Permit for RV Barn

Fred, Actually the house looks like all of the other homes in the neighborhood except mine has a 30' wide x 60' deep garage that looks like a standard double garage from the street. The garage portion all had finished walls, ceiling, plumbing, and AC and was designed so that with the addition of interior walls, I could easily add three more bedrooms, and two full bathrooms, and still have a 2 1/2 car garage. Easier to sell a 4-3-2 1/2 than a 1-1-9. You do not want to build something that is difficult to get rid of down the road.
rgatijnet1 09/01/15 03:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Permit for RV Barn

I ended up with a 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 9 car garage on the lake. I'm sorry, I couldn't resist. :B You sound like a Red Neck that won the lottery. :B :B Actually it was the culmination of a lot of hard work. Go to my home page and look at my redneck Classics that ended up in museums. :B
rgatijnet1 09/01/15 02:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Permit for RV Barn

Before I bought this piece of vacant property, I first went to the building department to find out what I could build on it. I needed a large garage for my Classic Cars and I told them what I wanted and let them come back to me, IN WRITING, exactly what would be allowed. I ended up with a 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 9 car garage on the lake. Perhaps you can meet with the building officials and tell them what you would like to do and let them come back to you with things you can and cannot do. If it looks like you can accomplish what you want, make sure to get it in writing.
rgatijnet1 09/01/15 02:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

WOW! SEVEN pages and it appears there are two camps...one who thinks all cops are on the take and looking to harass good clean everyday 'citizens'. Then there are the others who actually read the case, or have worked the other side of the field and really know what happens in 'real life'. I believe the guy was a low down crook and deserves to lose his "hard earned" money. That said, I also think the police need additional training on how to avoid this type of fiasco in the future. Often, we get caught up in the heat of the moment and become singularly focused instead of looking at the big picture. I know what I would have done in the same situation as I'm sure mssmith1199 is too..the outcome would have been significantly different but you wouldn't have known about it because it wouldn't have been newsworthy.....Dennis Well, because of instances like this one, Nevada has a New Bill that makes sure that a situation like this one, and other similar ones, do not happen again. I think everyone, me included, can appreciate a situation where the officer has to make a split second decision. This case was not one of those instances. This traffic stop evolved over a period of time with officers that did not follow the rules which resulted in nothing but a waste of time for all involved. Prior to this new bill, each individual agency could keep what they seized and use as they saw fit. As I said, the owner of the RV may well have been a crook, but because of the officer's actions we may never find out. He had no previous criminal record which could mean he was very skillful at avoiding getting caught, he just became a criminal, or he was just an innocent citizen doing exactly what he claimed. The officer that made the first stop could not see the driver so he was basing his stop on his hunch that an RV, with out of state tags, in January, on I80, was out of place so he came up with a reason to stop him. He used the driving slow in the left lane as his reason. I am sure that all of us have had our RV in the passing lane, with a few vehicles behind us, for a period of time before we could pull back in to the right lane. It happens and I know that I have also driven that same highway during the Winter months, with several thousands in cash in the coach. In any case, because of incidents like this, Nevada S. B. 138 makes numerous changes to what property is subject to seizure. Basically it appears that there must be a crime involved that relates to the property being seized. In other words, a typical traffic infraction does not constitute grounds to seize property unless that traffic stop leads to a conviction of a crime. IN this case, no conviction, no crime, no seizure. This becomes effective Oct 1, 2015. If you read the new S.B.138 it appears that prior to this change, local agencies did not have to share their bounty or even notify the state about property seized. Now all seizures of property must be reported to the state and become part of the general fund. It also says that the State must return any seized property within 5 days if the subject is acquitted of any criminal charges. This was not meant to indicate that I do not have respect for law enforcement officers and the difficult job that they do but I do believe that officers have certain rules that they must follow, just like we all have certain rules that we must follow. Apparently the Nevada legislature agreed that the seizure rules in place at this time needed to be changed and that was done. I assume that the former law enforcement officers on this forum still agree that none of us should allow an officer to inspect our coach during a normal traffic stop. :B Thanks to all that participated for keeping things civil, whether you agreed with the judges decision or not.
rgatijnet1 09/01/15 01:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cleaning the Class A while using it?

On my coach I have an external hose bib. It uses my electric pump and my fresh water. All I have to do is hook up a water hose and wash my coach at a rest stop or any other place I decide to stop during my trip. Most RV parks do not like it because it leaves a puddle that the other people have to deal with. I wash mine before I get to an RV park or after I leave.
rgatijnet1 09/01/15 09:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

The judge ALSO did not like the fact that the dog alerted in ONE place, after walking around the entire coach, and that the owner consented to let the officers inspect that compartment BUT the officers were intent on getting inside and they ignored him and searched inside the coach. In addition, the facts stated by the officer to get the warrant, failed to mention the first stop, or give any independent information that warranted the second stop. Had the officers followed the proper LEGAL procedures there would have been NO second stop and the money never would have been seized. It was only through illegal deception by the officers that the money was ever seized to begin with. If officers are allowed to break the law to arrest people or seize money that they think is derived from criminal activity, then that makes them no better than the other criminals. In fact Nevada has passed a new bill, effective Oct 1, that prevents this type of activity on Nevada highways, because of all of the complaints/lawsuits.
rgatijnet1 09/01/15 09:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

Dodge Guy, the officers were not suspended. They probably got a commendation for what they did. And it is a crime to possess funds derived through criminal activity. You guys can dislike it all you want, but it is the law, at least for now. Where was the criminal activity? You stated "it is a crime to possess funds derived through criminal activity" the only ones that committed this crime were the police! because they stole the money and were in possession of the money through criminal activity! you can twist the law all you want, but in this case the police were wrong and the courts agreed! Exactly and the guy had no previous criminal record. He very well might have been a drug dealer but there was not enough evidence to prove it. The first officer, Monroe, was heard saying to himself on the video that "he's carrying money". When he radioed ahead he said that he was sure that the motor home was carrying a large amount of cash. As we all know, if you have a stack of $100 bills, there is a better than average chance that a drug dog will hit on it from cocaine residue, even if you are a law abiding citizen. Basically if you read the court documents you will see from the first stop of the motor home it was all about getting the cash. Once the dog hit on the rear compartment of the coach, the owner offered to open the compartment and the officer refused. The officers wanted in the coach and were willing to do whatever they could to get in. This is what the judge saw when he reviewed the evidence and why he ruled the way he did.
rgatijnet1 09/01/15 05:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cleaning out a cast iron block

They make chemicals that will dissolve rust and flush it out of the block. Water, no matter how much, will not dissolve the rust that is caked in the passages of the block.
rgatijnet1 08/31/15 06:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

Right from the beginning I thought the seizure of the man's funds was wrong and so does Judge Hicks. How the officer's did it was faulted by the judge. The fact that others have sued the state because of other stops along I80 indicates that the Nevada police have a problem with following the law. I never said anything about the curtain blocking his view. I mentioned ONLY the curtain over the back window. Please read a little slower. Based on the officer's testimony how is one to feel comfortable traveling I80, in a motor home, during the Winter, with any amount of cash in your coach? What is to protect any of us from the next seizure, especially if we do not consent to an inspection of our coach, as recommended by most LEO's on this forum? Face it, if we are stopped at the side of the road, we have very little rights and we are left to the officer's discretion as to what he wants to do unless we act like submissive children. Any resistance to their requests, whether we have that legal right or not, seems to be just an excuse for them to escalate the encounter. You are right about this being this judge's opinion but as the document shows, each one of his "opinions" were supported by previous court rulings as detailed after eah statement.
rgatijnet1 08/31/15 06:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

And that's the judges opinion, but it doesn't matter, there was another violation that isn't in question. Well it's obvious what side of this argument you wish to take. After getting all of the facts, I'll stick with the side supported by LAW and be leery of LEO's in the future. Thanks for your input.
rgatijnet1 08/31/15 05:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

"Fisher articulated two separate observed traffic violations to justify his investigatory traffic stop: (1) he “noticed the vehicle drift to the right and drive on the white fog line,” and (2) he “further noticed the driver had the curtain pulled forward on the driver’s side window which obstructs the driver’s view of the vehicle’s left blind area,” both in violation of Nevada law.6" "As discussed below, the Court believes that the two traffic stops are inextricably connected and that Gorman’s total detention was unreasonably prolonged. However, the Court finds under Heien that both stops were supported by reasonable suspicion based on the officers’ belief that they observed traffic violations. These determinations were not objectively unreasonable.7" Read the bottom of page 11. Judge Hicks states that crossing the line occasionally is not against the law in this case. If it was, none of us would be able to drive on a windy day. The officers were looking for excuses to justify their actions, period.
rgatijnet1 08/31/15 05:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

And now you are being slanted in the information you are providing from the case. You have listed one item when the officer cited three different reasons for the stop, two of which were law violations. Covering the rear window is not a law violation. So lets look at all three. And this is the second stop that was made on the motorhome: 1. Fisher observed Gorman’s motor home traveling westbound with the driver’s side window obstructed by a window curtain that had been pulled forward. (That is a law violation, you can't obstruct your side view.) 2. Fisher followed the motor home and observed it drift to the right onto the fog line three times and remain on the fog line each time for approximately 400 yards. (Another violation, not driving within the traffic lane is a illegal) 3. Fisher also observed that the rear window of the motor home was obstructed by blinds or curtains that were partially closed. (Not a law violation and I don't know why the Deputy even included this, but it doesn't matter as you only need one law violation for a traffic stop and we already have two) But you did give us a fine example of slanted reporting when you posted on the one item and tried to make it look like the guy was stopped for having blinds on his rear window. That is exactly the techniques used by media reporters to slant a story. You did not read the entire 27 pages did you? #2 is not illegal, at least in Nevada, for occasionally drifting across the line.
rgatijnet1 08/31/15 05:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

My comments were to Skylark regarding the links he posted. Some of the articles written about the case in Nevada are slanted (by the authors of those articles) as they don't tell the entire story. Well, I gave you the entire 27 page story as discussed in Court. It seems pretty obvious that none of the articles about this case were slanted and that all agreed with the judges decision that the second stop and the seizures were illegal. Now whether the officers agreed with the judges decision is not relevant since they were the ones not following the rules. The officers had a gut feeling, that was not PROVEN to be correct, and they seemed willing to go outside of the law to seize this man's property. This time it was a large amount but what is the bottom amount? Maybe they find a few thousand in your motor home and decide they are going to seize your money. Who can afford to bring legal action against the police for a few thousand dollars? I know, it will never happen, but it is obvious that things like this do happen. That plus the fact that there had already been several illegal stops on I80 in Nevada should not give the citizens a warm and fuzzy feeling as they travel around the USA. I believe one deputy stated that it was unusual for an RV to be on I80 during the Winter. He obviously profiles out of state RV's on I80 during the Winter. Many people, including me, travel almost exclusively during the Winter out West on I80 and further North. I believe he was searching for excuses to justify his mishandling of the stop. I originally indicated that I did not agree with what happened. Now that I have all of the facts, I still say people should not take things for granted as they travel. Keep in mind that awhile back most of the LEO's on this forum said that we should not allow a police officer to inspect our coach during a normal traffic stop. That was one of the reasons the first officer gave for calling ahead to make the second stop. I have a great deal of respect for most of our police officers and the job that they do but I will not become so naive to take it for granted that ALL of them follow the rules.
rgatijnet1 08/31/15 05:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

Here is Judge Hick's ENTIRE court decision. Read it and find the slant. This basically says that the entire stop was wrong and he gives ALL of the facts concerning the stop. Judge Hick's decision about this stop Please keep up. I never said the Judge was slanted in this case. My slanted comment was regarding authors of two articles that were clearly slanted.\ I'm keeping up and you are obviously upset because every written article supports the judges decision that the LEO's were wrong in their handling of the incident. Here is an interesting statement by one of the deputies as part of his reason for stopping the motor home: Deputy Fisher also observed that the rear window of the motor home was obstructed by the blinds or curtains that were closed. You have to be kidding. Do deputies really pull people over in Class A motor homes because their rear window, if they have one, has the curtains closed? Did this guy think that a motor home has a rear view mirror and that you need the rear window to see what is behind you?
rgatijnet1 08/31/15 03:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

Here is Judge Hick's ENTIRE court decision. Read it and find the slant. This basically says that the entire stop was wrong and he gives ALL of the facts concerning the stop. Judge Hick's decision about this stop
rgatijnet1 08/31/15 02:47pm Class A Motorhomes
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