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RE: Portable electric heaters

Ceramic heater preferably with a "tip over switch". Read the labels carefully to see if the heater has a tip over switch. Rv's are small and these units are usually placed on the floor where it easily can be knocked over. Which finding one with a safety 'tip over switch' is becoming harder and harder to find since UL caved in and changed the laws and says they are no longer mandatory because lobbyist says its too costly for the manufacturers. :R I digress IMHO buy a heater with a tip over switch. It tips over and it shuts off immediately. The new safety functions.....when the heater tips over it will only shut off when it touches something and catches fire to raise the temp level high enough to shut off. A little too late for me. Off my safety alert soap box. :C
rockhillmanor 11/21/17 09:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: CB radios, useful or not..

I bought a hand held CB when I went full time. Figured it would add to my ICE as a last resort if no cell phone towers in case of an emergency. The one I bought has a real time NOAA weather radio which saved me many times from driving blindly into a tornado. For backed up traffic it gives you 'real' people in 'real time', actually there at the scene, to report the hows and whys and where to get off when RV'ing where you didn't know the area. No holes to drill, no antenna to mount. It came with a magnetic antenna you could just put out the window and up on the roof but never had to use it to get reception. It rode in the MH laying on the dash board, squelch turned down. IMHO one of the best things I purchased for the MH. It's called the Cobra Road Trip 40-channel CB. https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/b04406d9-0e6c-456e-bd50-f9b9590da4f9_1.3994ae3f4c9d06f85e2a86786c662d04.jpeg?odnHeight=450&odnWidth=450&odnBg=FFFFFF
rockhillmanor 11/21/17 09:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Master Brake Cylinder

X2 When they replace your masters you REALLY should replace the front brake line hoses at the same time. just saying because they are going to fail down the line too. I thought I was a goner coming off that ramp when mine failed! Regarding availability for 96-98 models. Mine was on a 1997 Ford V10 450 chassis. I HAD to order OEM brake lines for it. They ordered them and they were there the next morning. Good luck, glad your and your family were ok and you didn't have an accident. Happy Safe Rv'ing when you get your brakes fixed. :C
rockhillmanor 11/21/17 09:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Master Brake Cylinder

Should we continue on our way home? Our RV is a 1998 Fleetwood Pace Arrow. IMHO. No. FRONT BRAKE LINES I lost my brakes coming off an exit ramp just like you did! Everything checked out ok. Thank god I had an experienced truck mechanic at the repair shop I limped into. You can NOT tell when the front rubber brake lines go, they will look perfectly fine on the 'outside' no leaks or cracks...BUT.... The rubber deteriorate on the INSIDE. They collapse inside and cuts off the brake fluid. And it can be intermittent but all it takes is that one time that they collapse and you have a serious accident. He took the front brake lines off and replaced them. Problem solved. It is a 'VERY' common problem on 1996 to 1999. But can happen to any year. The fact that your 98 MH only has 23,000 miles on it means it has sat parked some where for a long time. Brake lines should have been the first thing you replaced and the second thing that should have been replaced where the master cylinders because of accumulation of rust while sitting.
rockhillmanor 11/20/17 09:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Classes to improve driving for Class A

Look up Good Sam Club, and FMCA. Then locate the chapter in your area and ask them when/where a driving seminar is. They have driving instruction classes for RV'ers. I've been told you don't actually have to join the clubs to attend their RV driving seminars.
rockhillmanor 11/19/17 08:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: End of the year wrap up... So how was 2017?

Unfortunately, I did not use the camper at all in '17 and only once the year before. I guess buying a fixer-upper house will do that to a person who used to go at least a dozen or more times a year :( X10 Me too, did the same thing! Renovation taking longer than expected. didn't get out RV'ing at all. BUT, when I am done I will have a 'real' nice landing place for a winter home. No more sardine CG's for me anymore when I head south for the winter!! Real nice house on over an acre and my MH allowed! :C
rockhillmanor 11/16/17 06:53am General RVing Issues
RE: How do you guys look for RV Parks?

I'm not advertising my park or anything, just seeing the best way to market. And you'all just got sucked in to trollsville! Irregardless of the disclaimer in post (which actually just brings more attention to the fact it is an advertising post}. How many of you clicked on his website listed on his profile? just joined 11/15/2017 link to his website on profile He's not asking for how we look for CG's, he just got a free advertising ad for his CG to over 7,000 readers on RVnet forum. This is a very common trick. don't list the link on the post, put the link in the profile and you don't get caught for violating forum rules. :R
rockhillmanor 11/16/17 06:45am Beginning RVing
RE: How do you guys look for RV Parks?

I full time so when on the road I am looking for CG every night. 1.Woodalls Book(GS) is a giant joke thru that out years ago. 2.Same with RVparkreviews. RVparkreviews is NO where's even near a complete list of CG's in any given area. That is a list for/of reviews. And usually listed for the bad reviews. And I never found the CG to match the review. Now I stick to KOA first which I have a complete book for the entire USA with descriptions, pictures and phone numbers/directions that actually work. No late night surprises here. I know what I will be pulling into. If no KOA it's > Strictly google search. If they are a business they are on google.
rockhillmanor 11/15/17 03:52pm Beginning RVing
RE: Pet travel mat

Is Xpen a brand or style? https://i.imgur.com/aLpkO0Pl.jpgTom X2 I use them also. Ex-pen is slang for exercise pen. You can find them at Petsmart. Brand name Midwest and/or Precision. Come in various heights. Usually 8 panels and folds flat when not in use. I carry 4 of them. And I also bought the wire tops for them. I have climbers! I stored mine on the MH for travel on a cargo carrier out the back of my toad. http://i60.tinypic.com/fjmil5.jpg Prior to adding the toad I bought a square bumper bike rack for the MH and all 4 ex-pens fit perfectly on the bike rack. Just slide them on the two bars that come out and tie down.
rockhillmanor 11/15/17 10:06am RV Pet Stop
RE: Battery in Michigan winter ?

“Trust me taking them out and bringing them inside your house is the way to go” Why, Rock, if you can keep them charged? 85 percent charged freezes at minus 67 degrees F. See http://www.trojanbattery.com/pdf/WP_DeepCycleBatteryStorage_0512.pdf TRUST ME! When I winterized, I started the MH every week and if no snow tried to drive it at least every two weeks. Not hooked up to any shower power. And I took the coach battery out. I never used a trickle charger on it because previously on 2 occasions the trickle charger overheated the cords. IMHO after that for safety reasons I refuse to use them anymore......sadly they are all made in china and cheaply made now not at all like the ones back in the day.
rockhillmanor 11/15/17 09:48am Tech Issues
RE: Newest newbie with a old-school PUP

I don’t know if I’m lucky, or not... Ran across a screaming deal on CL, $100. I bought a 1968 Puma PUP from the original owner. It appears structurally sound, canvas is all there, no leaks, garage stored. No signs of mice either! So, now- what do I do? -Canvas has a few small tears, no greater than 4-6”. It’s tempting just to duct-tape then, but there has to be a better way. -canvas was originally waterproofed (owner says) but I doubt it still is. Can it be restored? -two of the four helper springs are broken. Is there a manual or some source to get parts and instructions to fix? -I want to pull it with a 2005 Toyota Corolla. Am I crazy? I’m sure there will be more, but this is a good start? Congrats on your new to you camper! Sounds like you found the deal of the century. Used pop ups are not cheap. Please, step away from the duct tape!!! I'd bet that pup has real canvas. 1. Just take it down to your nearest boat marina and ask who does canvas repairs. They will patch it and it won't cost a lot either. 2. The springs? Just take it to a local auto repair shop again an inexpensive repair. Sounds like with a few extra bucks you will have a VERY nice camper to make memories with your family. :C
rockhillmanor 11/13/17 08:11am Folding Trailers
RE: Battery in Michigan winter ?

I've left batteries in the RV and I have taken them out when RV not in use in the bowls of cold weather in Wisconsin. Trust me taking them out and bringing them inside your house is the way to go! :W
rockhillmanor 11/12/17 07:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Pet travel mat

You can cut them to size or if you are lucky the store will have them on a roll and you buy what you want. Menards Stores does this.
rockhillmanor 11/12/17 06:53pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Pet travel mat

We travel with our two larger dogs ( Pudelpointer and standard poodle). We mainly disperse camp or stay at federal or state campgrounds, many quite rustic. These don’t have manicured lawns or cement pads. Our pups are pine needle magnets or any other forest debris. I searched Amazon finding a few mats that could work. They need to be at least 2.5’x3.5’, durable, waterproof, packable, easily cleaned. Does anyone have any recommendations from personal experience? Thank-you. Happy trails. I travel with dogs also. I used to lug around those heavy RV mats. They take up space because you can't fold them AND when you wash them they do NOT dry and now you have a soggy moldy mat in your bays. AND they are dangerously very slippery to walk on. I now use garden shade cloth. Found in the garden center of most big box stores. Often on a roll that you choose what length you want and what color. Comes in tan, green, beige, chocolate and black. It is very light weight, water goes thru and doesn't pool. And when you hose it down when its time to break camp all you to is throw it over the picnic table or your side mirror and it 'dries in minutes'!. I have one the entire length of my MH attached to the ground on all four corners with camping stakes that have that large washer attached. You can also just add grommets to the corners also to prevent rips and secure the stakes. I also carry a smaller one for when I am only stopping for the night. Yup they are so small you can carry two! I can fold this entire mat into a flat 12 inch square for storage.
rockhillmanor 11/12/17 03:09am RV Pet Stop
Would like an explanation please.

First of all: In all these years on this forum I have NEVER questioned my posts being deleted or relocated. Every year I post to the General RV'ing forum my tribute to the veterans. This year it was deleted and moved to 'around the campfire'. Which I might add this forums posts are NOT listed on New or Active Topics. So no forum member or the public can see it was ever posted. SO, Is a tribute picture to the Veterans now considered NOT appropriate for viewing by forum members and the public?? Yet, THIS Veteran tribute WAS allowed to post on a forum that does show up in new and active for everyone to see.https://forums.goodsamclub.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29478414.cfm So could someone please explain what part of my post with a picture honoring our veterans, offended the moderator so much as to send my post to the abyss of around the campfire?? https://i.imgur.com/aTGPFP9l.jpg height=401
rockhillmanor 11/12/17 02:58am Forum Technical Support
Honoring our Veterans

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 29478657
rockhillmanor 11/11/17 12:03pm General RVing Issues
Honoring our Veterans

https://i.imgur.com/aTGPFP9l.jpg
rockhillmanor 11/11/17 12:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: Who has replaced MH carpet with tile?

The problems I've seen with tile floor are all related to vibration; cranking tile, cracking grout etc. Some of the bridge expansion joints I've hit would jar loose filings in my teeth. Tile is cold on the feet and should be heated for comfort. Take that into account when pricing the job. Floating vinyl here. one year, no issues. https://i.imgur.com/K8eDExgl.jpg Real nice looking replacement floor! I'm also in serious need right now for floor replacement. Thank you for the advice. I'll be going with the same type flooring you used. :C
rockhillmanor 11/10/17 05:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Absolute Disgraceful Service from Camping World

It has always amazed me when I had warranty work done on the road by a mobile tech he could get work authorized with a simple phone call and it takes CW weeks to get one. X10! Once I found RV Mobile Repair it STILL amazes me too. I use them extensively for repairs and even for just repair parts I have NEVER had to wait weeks for parts. Which just PROVES that CW is full of it. First of all Mobile Repair has about 90% of any part you will need on board their truck. If not, all it takes them is 'ONE phone call' and the part is there no later than the next morning and installed on your RV by noon!!!:B Soooo, that whole 'it takes weeks on end' to get parts at CW is just all bs. What they do is have you drop off your RV because they are over booked in service but don't want you to go anywhere else so they hold your RV hostage until they can get to it, so you don't go elsewhere.:R BTW: Many of these RV Mobile Repairs do have a small work shop also. So you can drop it off for more major repairs, etc. AND they won't ever leave you hanging for weeks or months. They start working on them right away.
rockhillmanor 11/10/17 05:43am Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Absolute Disgraceful Service from Camping World

There have been many promises that I will receive a call from a regional manager but I have yet to hear a word. It’s as if no one cares. It’s amazing with a company this large and yes I wish I had known of all the complaints before I purchased. And lastly yet the most IMPORTANT part of this is: If they contact you and agree to fix all the items........ Make an "APPOINTMENT" for the service call AND SIT IN THAT WAITING ROOM FOR IT TO BE COMPLETED. Do NOT, Do NOT just drop your RV off, as they will suggest. You will not see your RV for months on end and even then when you call them to inquire about it, they will have never even brought it in for service. And you will be back once again trying to get someone to contact you, not. Just ask any other forum member how long CW had their RV's when they just 'dropped' it off.
rockhillmanor 11/08/17 11:26am Camping World Service and Installation
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