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RE: Coleman AC. Should we upgrade to heat pump

We use our heat pump along with ceramic heaters. They both have their place. That said I would not pull a working AC just to replace it with a AC/HP.
stickdog 04/28/17 09:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water heater 110v light not on

It's working the way it should. The red light only should come on when there is a problem with the heater. Hal We must have different heater setups. The switch is red when 120vt is on and switch is up. Turn heater off light goes out. Now gas switch light is red when turned on but little amber light is on when pilot is not lit. DW will let me know when water is not hot and i will then remember I forgot to turn it on. Gas or electric depending on location.:)
stickdog 04/28/17 03:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pros / Cons of residential appliances? (fridge mainly)

Our 12 year old dometic gave up the ghost last year. We mulled over replace with RV fridge or residential. We opped for a new dometic as we do dry camp occasionally. Now if we had a diesel MH with diesel generator and a decent battery bank the residenial would be a no brainer.
stickdog 04/27/17 12:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: power Cords/Cables

We run into many 30amp only older parks so a 50>30 amp comes in handy, we also have a 30>20 for our generator. Ran into a park in Ca that only had 20amp. We also carry a 25ft 30amp extension for overnights when I don't want to unhook and will park where it's most level which may be too far from the power post for my 50amp cord.
stickdog 04/27/17 11:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Snowbird home prep, hot water heater

I always turned the water heater off. Never turned the main water off did turn washer water off. FA gas furnace at 55. Vegtable oil in P traps keep them from drying out. Good neighbor to keep an eye on things. No problems in 3 years.
stickdog 04/27/17 11:32am Snowbirds
RE: NORCOLD SETTLEMENT

Lawyers love class action suits much better return than their normal take. I laugh when the lawyers say they do it for the poor victims of corporate neglect. Those $2-3 dollar checks really make me whole.
stickdog 04/27/17 10:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Solar vs generator

I prefer a generator works when there is no sun. will also work when the power at home goes off. will work fine if you have a single battery. Get a Honda or Yamaha 2000 watt
stickdog 04/25/17 08:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Farthest tow..?

Went from Kerrville TX to Alaska in 2015 with much sight seeing along the way with a return to Kankakee IL total 15,000 miles. More than twice our annual travel mileage up till then. That was our big trip. We already have 6,000 miles since Jan 6 of this year and have a 1,000 miles to our summmer volunteer position before returning to Kankakee, IL another 1,000 miles and then to Labanon TN another 500 miles for a stint with Amazon for PEAK. After Amazon we'll tool down to Tampa for Christmas with DD that should do us for this year. The fuel prices now allow us to travel more, they were +$4.00 per gal in 2010 when we started.
stickdog 04/24/17 03:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Where do you fill up

When diesel was $4.00 range I used two cards to fillup if necessary. If it is the card company that has the restriction you should be able to talk to them and explain your fuel needs or as another has said have them put a hold on what you think you'll use and then go back in and they will adjust to what you actually used.
stickdog 04/22/17 04:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnished or unfurnished....Day/night shades or curtains

We are full timers sofa and stock recliners long gone. Replaced all the day/night shades withcustom soft blinds and dumped the fabric header and sidepanels. Yanked the headboard built a new one of oak to match the rest of the wood cabinetry. I's our home we bought for the floor plan not the decoration.
stickdog 04/22/17 03:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Beware of Good Sam Auto Insurance

You were counting on others to pay for your mishaps that is what insurance is. I haven't had a claim since 1980. Just think how many yahoos my premiums have taken care of and my rates continue to increase.
stickdog 04/18/17 12:18pm Good Sam Insurance
RE: Hole in floor :(

You should find out which manufacture produced and what product line the flooring is Seam sealers are unique to certain products and will not give proper performance when used on the wrong product. Ask me how I know 42 years installing vinyl, vct, rubber, cork, laminates, hardwood, carpet.
stickdog 04/15/17 10:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Don't get locked in!

I can open the slide window and move the hand bar if necessary. As far as fire if you a$$ is too big for the emergency window I suggest one of the number of diet plans on the tube. I would also consider campgrounds without a bunch of punks running around. I have also run the odds of a punk closing the hand bar assist and a fire breaking out in your RV it's about the same as a meteor crashing through your RV while your sitting on the head taking care of business. A non issue.
stickdog 04/15/17 02:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Senior Pass

It's funny that folks can spent tens of thousands on a RV, hundreds of dollars for fuel for a trip but $10.00 for a lifetime pass is too much a strain on the budget.
stickdog 04/13/17 09:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: E-Trailer good site for general RV stuff?

I shop price and shipping costs. I've had good luck with all the major RV parts people and Amazon as well. It just depends.
stickdog 04/13/17 09:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: What are you seeing Propane cost?

$20.26 for 30# Bell Artesia Artesia NM
stickdog 04/13/17 05:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cracks & Leaks in roof

The roof material is rubber membrane. It was replaced 7 years ago with a 10 year warranty, but the shop that did the repair is no longer in business and the manufacturer declines any warranty. We have been very proactive with visual inspection and cleaning at least once a year. Last time we looked was several months ago and the crew that was up there to clean did not note any problems or weakness in the roof. We are in a heavily wooded area and know that several limbs have fallen on the roof in the past six months during storms. The insurance claim rep could not identify the damage as being related to falling tree stuff. We have had some very severe storms recently. That is what claim reps do, DENY, DENY, DENY. Lawyer time.
stickdog 04/11/17 01:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Not a good day Saturday

Curious to know the manufactured date on the tires and not just how long they were on the trailer.
stickdog 04/10/17 10:39am General RVing Issues
RE: route 89

Don't know about US89 from the border but it is a US highway.to Great Falls but south of there it's a nice scenic drive. We cut over on US12 at White Surpher Springs east to state road 3 then down to I90
stickdog 04/01/17 07:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: Adjusting Pivot Arms on B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch

When mine was set up by the installer, they had the arms in the middle position. When weighing the truck and then the truck trailer combo I had no difference on the front axle. When I moved then all the way forward it only added 25# to the front axle. Close to 50,000 miles towing no problems. From what I've read as long as you don't unload the front axle your good.
stickdog 04/01/17 11:32am General RVing Issues
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