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RE: bed NOT stuffed into the slide

I'll just add to view it with the slide closed before you buy. The bed in another direction just might not let you get to 'anything' in the bedroom when closed.
rockhillmanor 11/24/14 11:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Loss of our precious Great Dane Cassie

So sorry to hear of your loss. She was one lucky dog to have been able to RV with you. I had Great Danes for 35 years so I know how you feel. Hard to explain but just the lack of their magnificent presence is enough to just rip your heart apart. You and Cassie will be in our prayers tonight. In time you will heal enough to move on and perhaps get another dog to enjoy your RV travels with.
rockhillmanor 11/24/14 11:21am RV Pet Stop
RE: Full Timing Next Summer ~ Thoughts On Thor Motorhomes?

I am a fan of Thor. Not because I have one but because of what I observed when first buying one. I used my first used Four Winds in the beginning for sporting events across the US. Drove hard and long miles and put away wet each and every weekend all year long. The events I show in 'reliability' of your RV is paramount. Nonrefundable pre-paid Entry fees paid and a broken down RV on the side of the road is not the situation we want to find ourselves in. Many entrants will drive straight thru 10 14 hours to get to an event only stopping for gas on the way. When you pull into the parking area 98% of the MH's are Four Winds V-10's. Most having well over 100,000 miles and when they go to sell it another participant upgrading from a TT will buy it and drive it another 100,000! :B That's my testament to Thor. If it can withstand our abuse it's first in my book for something as easy as leisurely RV'ing in it. Not to mention the inerior quality. Even on the entry level they use REAL wood for drawers and cabinetry. When I went Full Time I bought another Four Winds 450 V-10. :C
rockhillmanor 11/24/14 10:52am Full-time RVing
RE: Do you turn off your engine at the gas station?

....Engine fires NEVER happen on diesel coaches, etc, etc. X2! Yup, Like we haven't seen adnausem the horrific pictures of DP MH's going up in flames 'from the engine'. But diesel fuel is not flammable? So how does THAT happen! :B Geeze just follow the laws. Why do those that don't, feel the need to put 'others' in danger? Odds are you won't go up in flames but it only takes ONCE for an accident to happen and I don't want to be parked next to one when it does simply because someone thinks rules are not for them and obviously does not care about others. :R Diesel is classified as a combustible liquid. Add that to a gas station with humans fueling and the percentage of an accident just increases.
rockhillmanor 11/24/14 10:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator Question

Save yourself some time and first check the draw from the fuel pump.
rockhillmanor 11/24/14 09:09am Tech Issues
RE: Refer drain

I don't have the screen tube at the end of mine. It's flat and the opening is separated into 2 thin openings that clog all the time. I found the end of a metal shishkaboob skewer fits right up there and clears it right out. Go figure.
rockhillmanor 11/24/14 09:07am Tech Issues
RE: Do you turn off your engine at the gas station?

Do you turn off your engine at the gas station? First of it's the law. The law was based on everyone's safety. I personally do not enjoy being inundated with diesel fumes from disrespectful RV drivers who leave either their MH or TV diesel vehicles running at gas stations, cg's or anywhere for that matter. There is 'no' reason to leave today's personal diesel vehicles running. They see commercial semi's do it so they think they should too. :R
rockhillmanor 11/24/14 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small Engine Storage

Once a carb is varnished it's time to throw it out and replace it. I've had bad luck with the old Sta-Bil, probably due to ethanol in the gas Nope it's not the ethanol. I live in a state that ethanol has been around in our gas for 30 years. I have used the old version standby sta-bill for 40 years and all my engines start right up in spring and no varnishing after sitting for long long months of midwest winters.:C
rockhillmanor 11/24/14 08:51am Tech Issues
RE: Are you kidding?

Being from the Midwest I TOO used to think WHY would anyone want to move to a state with hurricanes? Once you get down here and really learn about it FLorida has the least of all bad weather conditions other states offer. First of all years can go by without one. Unlike tornadoes and severe storms in the Midwest. Name one year there was not a tornado or severe storm in the Midwest. If you live RIGHT on the coast in Florida that's your choice and your odds do go way up. There are areas along the west coast that have not had a hurricane hit landfall in 100 years as far back as they have recorded them. INLAND Florida does not spontaneously implode when a hurricane hits the coastal areas. There are numerous areas inland where you can choose to live and be hurricane free. When was the last time you heard Disney was completely obliterated off the map from a hurricane? Inland that's the key word, Disney wasn't stupid. And IMHO the inland areas are way more nicer than right on the coast. I did my research and talked to local Floridians till the cows came home about location, location, location before I purchased property down here. Can the inland be hit with a tropical storm from the aftermath of a huge hurricane? Yes but no worse than any EVERY spring storm across the country. I have had tornadoes hit my house at three different locations that I lived at. IMHO it is way more horrific than a hurricane since if you are lucky you just might get a 5 minute notice to get to your basement and hold on to your butt for dear life. The day the 4th tornado in my life touched down in the row behind me at a CG I was at while I was Rv'ing? .....Is when I headed for Florida. :C
rockhillmanor 11/24/14 08:39am General RVing Issues
RE: FL for Christmas, are we nuts?

Do not count on either prayer or luck to find somewhere to stay. Have reservations. I used to think that also but is far from the truth. Unless you 'must' stay ON the shores of Florida there are a plethora of CG's inland that you can get in without reservations. And IMHO much much nicer and way larger sites. Once you come down here you will find the so-called popular CG's have you packed in like sardines sometimes with less than a foot between slides! Small out of the way CG's are MUCH nicer and actually in much better areas. I have been coming down here for winter for over 6 years and have NEVER made a reservation. All CG's leave a few sites up front always open for the travelers passing thru. I have found that if you pull in for just overnight and really like the CG just ask if they have any openings for long term stay. EVERY one I did this with has had a cancellation of a snowbird reservation and I was slipped right into their spot for the winter if I so desired. :C
rockhillmanor 11/24/14 08:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Now Dish is threatening to dump CBS!

If you never get less than 20 channels then you certainly don't travel the country much. Glad you know where I travel.
rockhillmanor 11/24/14 08:14am Technology Corner
RE: Well Dressed Bird

Anyone dressing their bird? http://i.imgur.com/6w91UVDl.jpg http://i60.tinypic.com/6rijww.gif That's a heart stopper!
rockhillmanor 11/23/14 08:12pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Now Dish is threatening to dump CBS!

I get CBS where ever I go. And it won't be off the air during contract time. In fact I never get less than 20 channels and can watch every single foot ball game played FOR FREE. All with the RV antenna and all for free. I paid thru the nose monthly for DirectTV 15 years ago, NEVER again. When you actually sit down and think of all the channels you have to buy (and never watch) within a bundle you have to buy just to get the ones you do want to see? It's highway robbery IMHO. Just saying most people end up watching the same o same o channels and they are usually the same ones that broadcast over the air for free.
rockhillmanor 11/23/14 08:09pm Technology Corner
RE: FL for Christmas, are we nuts?

Thanks. My next trick is to figure out how to blow out the lines while I'm down there. My home air compressor is too big to haul with us. First of all there are 3 different ways that all of us winterize. 1. blow out lines - no guarantee nor can you see that you have gotten to all the low spots 2. blow out lines and add antifreeze 3. Just add antifreeze to fresh tank and use pump. And btw each one of us swear by our method!.:W I am from Wisconsin and the only flaw I see in your plan is "planning" it. You can plan to leave on a certain day but the weather may have a different idea. Snow storms, ice storms and wind are NOT what you want to be driving thru with your family in a MH. And those conditions can come up without a lot of notice. And I won't leave until all the roads are plowed AND completely dry. I don't want salt under my MH. De-winterize in a CG when you hit warmer weather. Just run water thru all your lines until they run clear. There is 'no' need to add bleach. All that does is just adds to the time it takes to run the water to get rid of the bleach smell and taste. RV antifreeze is food grade gras. Winterize. Buy 6 gallons of antifreeze and put 5 gal in fresh tank with funnel thru city inlet. Open all faucets using water pump until they run pink and pour the last gallon down all your sinks and shower to fill p-trap. And you are done and you 'know' all the lines are filled with it. Been doing it this way for 10 years while the MH was parked in Wisconsin winters and never a leak. Good luck, come on down the weather is fine, 84 degrees today! http://i44.tinypic.com/2hwjnmo.gif
rockhillmanor 11/23/14 07:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are you kidding?

I am just glad I am here in Florida where there was a serious weather condition here also on Thursday resulting from that same storm....... It got down to 32 degrees for a whole 2 hours right before sunrise when the temps went right back up to 70! Whew, that was a real bear to endure!! http://i44.tinypic.com/2hwjnmo.gif Un Huh, just wait until the next Hurricane hits Florida Hmmm, up to ten days notice of when a hurricane will hit landfall........ put MH in drive and head North to CG. Pull in, open cold one, and watch it all on TV :W
rockhillmanor 11/23/14 07:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Your Wish List for RV Manufacturers

All I know is I want to me the guy that decided on some models it was ok to place the the furnace and generator/i.e exhaust fumes, hot vent and hot exhaust pipe on the side under the awning where your entire family gathers. :R
rockhillmanor 11/23/14 07:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Your Wish List for RV Manufacturers

Start making RV interiors with fabric designs that do NOT look like the 70's.
rockhillmanor 11/22/14 06:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Are you kidding?

I am just glad I am here in Florida where there was a serious weather condition here also on Thursday resulting from that same storm....... It got down to 32 degrees for a whole 2 hours right before sunrise when the temps went right back up to 70! Whew, that was a real bear to endure!! http://i44.tinypic.com/2hwjnmo.gif
rockhillmanor 11/22/14 06:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Toilet upgrade and chemical question

Everyone I met with the hand sprayer said they never used it. Chemicals. All depends WHERE you RV. If you RV down in the south and if you ever are where you have to wait until full to dump? You will find chemicals are necessary. Yup it's only a holding tank but with temps around 98 degrees when you flush it's a straight open shot to the tank that is now boiling sewage at 98 degrees! Do the math there will be smells coming up that opening no matter how fast you close it! :W The original standby marine/RV chemicals 'breakdown' waste and toilet paper. IMHO this keeps the solids from sticking to sensors and clogs down by the blades. I use chemicals and 10 years counting 'my' sensors work all the time.
rockhillmanor 11/22/14 06:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: If you could get one RV item as a gift ..

Did you could get one RV item as a gift .. A chauffeur.
rockhillmanor 11/22/14 06:00am General RVing Issues
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