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Replacing / Upgrading Electrical Panel

Hello, Rookie RVer :C here!!!!! Is there a "need" or benefit(s) to changing the electrical panel? My Class A is a 1996, no problems with electric. I have been upgrading/modifying "this and that" in the Class A and just curious to know if there is any benefit to changing the 1996 electrical panel with something more recent. Part of my thinking is that upgrading will have better electrical components compared to the 1996 components. Thank you in advance....
rookie_rv 01/02/17 10:14am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Traveling vs Camping

Rookie Rver :C here! It's a combination of both. Whenever there is talk about a trip one of the first things is doing research if I can take "Da BreadBox"...aka motor home. Travel time, location, and if I'm traveling/vacationing by myself. My first choice is always wanting to take Da BreadBox though........
rookie_rv 12/15/16 12:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Name your rig?

Rookie Rver :C here! Named my 26' Class A "Da Breadbox". During a family camping trip the fellas was standing around one evening and the motor home was referred to as Da Breadbox....so it stuck.
rookie_rv 12/14/16 07:31am Beginning RVing
How Much Gas When Storing....

Rookie Rver :C here! How much gas is recommended to keep in gas tank (of course with additive "Stable") when the motor home is going to sit for several months? Are there any guidelines regarding this? Gas lines possibly freezing, gas turning stale, and water (condensation) are a few things that go through my mind. I had a bad experience the beginning of this past season when gas sat for a long time.....
rookie_rv 11/17/16 10:04am Class A Motorhomes
Purchasing / Upgrade To A Fifth-Wheel

Rookie Rver :C here! After many years of saying "NO" my "financial adviser" has said "yes" we can upgrade! We have a small 26' Class A and my thoughts (strong thoughts) are to get fifth-wheel. My thinking is get something with more living area, wont need a tow-able, no more engine maintenance, cheaper insurance, and bigger man-cave when parked in backyard. I want a fifth-wheel that's well insulated, sturdy, and going to last inside and out. I want my first fifth-wheel to be my last. I'm thinking that an F250 will do the job of pulling it. What are your suggestions/recommendations?
rookie_rv 11/03/16 02:51pm Fifth-Wheels
Finding Out Generator Load Maximum

Rookie Rver :C here! How do I find out how much (maximum) load I can put on (house) generator safely? Is there a technique or process to find out let's say running the air conditioner, two tv's, laptop, interior lights, etc.... (Generac 5500)
rookie_rv 08/29/16 11:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ahhhhh...retirement

Ahhhh, Retirement........Rookie Rver :C here! After honorably serving 23 years in the Coast Guard I retired at age 43. It's been eleven and a half years now and I love and enjoy every minute of being retired. Every so often I have to remind someone who says I'm too young to retire that I am "retired from work / professional career....I'm not retired from life". When I get "the itch" I get into motor home (she stays ready to go - gased and stocked) and the hardest decision to make is what direction, either left turn or right turn do I make coming out of the driveway. A left turn I'm headed either west or south, and a right turn I'm headed either east or north. Ahhhh, retirement......
rookie_rv 07/28/16 11:25am RV Lifestyle
RE: motorhomes

Rookie Rver :C here! As simple as this may sound......."your search just is not over..." Your motor home.....yes, "YOUR" motor home is not going to just pull up in your driveway and present itself (ta-daaaa!). Your search will consist of searching high and low, far and wide, and then some more. The basis for your search should include the mindset of first motor home purchase should also be your last and that's because you have done your research, know exactly what you want, considered future needs/wants, and took your time finding it.
rookie_rv 07/28/16 06:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Running gen while on the road

Rookie Rver :C here! Yes, taking the cover off will definitely improve, if not solve the problem. The generator needs to breath....breath a lot. I run mine all the time while traveling with no problem. When parked, if there is little to no wind is when the generator may automatically shut off. When running generator while parked in driveway with little to no wind I now plug in and place a fan near.
rookie_rv 06/30/16 07:00am Class A Motorhomes
Looking for a Mentor

Rookie Rver :C here! Looking for a full timer who wouldn't mind becoming a mentor to a "wanna be" full timer.... (private message me)
rookie_rv 06/28/16 12:09pm Full-time RVing
RE: Tell Me I am Crazy... Or Not...

Rookie Rver :C here! I am in the process of doing the same. I am 54, and my wife is 52. Kids are all "growd up" and gone on their own. I'm retired Coast Guard after honorably serving 23 yrs (yes, retired young at 42). Yes we have the house, big yard, and big bills to go with it. I watch a lot of outdoor shows (BigTime RV, Going RV, RV 2015, Tiny House Nation, Aerial America, Great National Parks, Made in America, RV Today, etc.) and I got the fever! One day I began putting it all down on paper and for me (may not be for everyone) seeing on paper how much money I'm spending living current life-style didn't make sense. Slowly I am "growing small". Decisions that are made now are based on "want" or "need". This activity has shown how much money "IS" available to live the "On The Road" life-style. Fast forward.........long story short........each trip we take gets longer and longer. But most of all my wife is liking the idea more and more after every trip. The Dream Is Alive........
rookie_rv 06/28/16 12:05pm Full-time RVing
RE: Need a sanity check or whadda think about this plan?

Rookie Rver :C here! As simple as this may sound.....make your decision and "just believe". No where is it written that others will live their dreams and you wont. The first step is you gotta believe.......
rookie_rv 06/28/16 11:50am Full-time RVing
RE: Need Some Guidance - Replace/Upgrade Generator

Rookie Rver :C here with a little feedback. I greatly appreciate all the responses and all of them have merit. I have a General 5000 and again with only about 159hrs. I have been over hauling the motor home upgrading, replacing, and changing anything and everything. I've decided to leave the generator. Something I was not expecting is how much I'm learning about the various systems in a motor home and how they work, how to maintain them, and most of all how to enjoy.......
rookie_rv 06/27/16 04:33pm Class A Motorhomes
Need Some Guidance - Replace/Upgrade Generator

Rookie Rver :C here and I need some guidance. Are there any benefits to changing / upgrading my generator? My Class A is 1996, the generator only 159hrs. Yeap, only 159hrs! Would a newer generator be more efficient, run quieter, "more better" in any way? Doing an over haul from top to bottom, front to back, inside and out.......
rookie_rv 06/26/16 08:19am Class A Motorhomes
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