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RE: Good Idea or NNOO

In some areas it may be OK to leave unlocked. Some of the areas we camp in I would not leave any window unlocked unless we were at the site. Our roadside service includes locksmith service.
the bear II 06/28/16 03:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Truck Camper MSRP

Here's what I do when looking for a new vehicle or RV. I do a search online for the Lance 865... RV Trader Online, Craigslist, Local RV Dealers and other sites that pop up when I do a Google search. This will give me a range of prices. I then decide how much the unit is worth to me. I start negotiations with a very low offer and hold fast to see how far down the dealer will drop their price. Try this at a few dealers (you can do this online, over the phone or in person). This will head you towards the bottom line price. Choose the dealer you want to buy from and start negotiating to get to your price. Make them come down to your price don't offer it up. If they get close to your price then start asking for extras...until you feel comfortable with the deal. The last vehicle I bought it took 6 hours of negotiations before we reached an agreement. Have fun with it; it's a game.
the bear II 06/28/16 12:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Looking for a Mentor

go to www.rv-dreams.com you'll find all of the info you need there.
the bear II 06/28/16 12:41pm Full-time RVing
RE: Where to put generators?

I've seen: Tongue extended to hold generator A cage welded to the rear bumper with the generator inside The suggestions shown by others Roof rack on the suburban with cage for generator A sealed box in the inside the rear of the suburban to carry the generator in. Generator is taken out of the box and chained to the TT to run.
the bear II 06/28/16 10:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for an Extended Warranty Company

Take a look at www.rv-dreams.com they did a great piece on extended warranties. They ended up working for one of the companies they researched and have had great service from the company a couple of times.
the bear II 06/27/16 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anybody know of a super-short jack?

How about using a lever and fulcrum... Get the Ice machine up in the air, place a weight on the lever to hold it up and then place the block under the ice machine.
the bear II 06/27/16 02:06pm Tech Issues
RE: What do you do about dirty clothes?

We keep them in a black plastic trash bag in the shower. Easy to take out of the shower when someone needs to shower. We do go to laundromats in towns along the way to wash our clothes. One of goes to do the laundry the other goes to the market or other errands. Here's a great way to wash clothes. Get an 18 gallon storage tub put a few clothes in it, fill about halfway with water add just a little laundry soap. Put lid on tub and start sloshing. Do this outside or in the shower if enough room. Slosh for about a minute. Take clothes out of tub to wring them out. Empty soapy water out of the tub. Rinse out the tub and then put clothes back in and fill halfway with water. Slosh again for a minute. Remove clothes and wring them out and hang up to dry. There is a countertop crank washing machine made for RVs. Folks say it works well for one or two items at a time. Google RV counter top washing and you'll see a few different offerings.
the bear II 06/24/16 12:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hitch clunking

I know this sounds crazy but each time my hitch would start clunking I would grease the hitch plate with a teflon hitch lube or wheel bearing grease. The clunk would stop. An old timer 5th wheel RV'er suggested I try it. He said the grease acts like a shock absorber due to the hydro static properties of the grease under compression. It worked everytime.
the bear II 06/23/16 03:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air bags - required ?

My truck would drop about 2 inches which put the suspension closer to the factory overload springs. This gave a very pleasant and stable feeling ride even on bumpy roads. No need for airbags.
the bear II 06/23/16 11:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Country Fill Tank???

Look for a clog....
the bear II 06/23/16 08:44am General RVing Issues
RE: AC Help!

Try adjusting the thermostat to a warmer setting. Instead of 50 go to 55. Make sure the sensor hasn't fallen out again. Mine has come loose a couple of times.
the bear II 06/22/16 12:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rooftop AC for 144' Sprinter Conversion

I would look at the units truckers use in their sleepers.
the bear II 06/22/16 12:31pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Observations - Going from an '01 F350 DRW to a '15 F450

Same feeling I had going from a Chevy 3500 DRW to my Chevy 4500 DRW. Wow it's like dream towing....Congrats on the new setup
the bear II 06/21/16 03:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Dual Generators (not dual fuel, but two generators)

I would look for a remote start generator at least 3000w and as quiet as possible. Honda would be my first choice but if price is the determining factor one of the other brands.
the bear II 06/21/16 02:25pm Tech Issues
RE: King Pin

The neighbor down the street wraps the pinbox with foam and holds it in place with duct tape. I would put something on the ground to keep kids and others from walking into the area. Orange cones, A paper tube used for forming concrete pylons, a big flower pot...etc. Most folks are looking down....
the bear II 06/21/16 02:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Vintage Class A Motor Homes

My in laws had a Chief and when they were through with it they sold it to my brother. He used it to travel back and forth to the Score Off Road Races in the late 80's. It served both families well. It had one of those swamp coolers on the roof that looked like a Coleman Air Conditioner. On curvy mountain roads the water would slosh out of the swamp cooler some would get inside the MH but most of it would run down the side and come in the open dinette window.
the bear II 06/21/16 02:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Traveling in style

NICE !!!
the bear II 06/21/16 08:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Class A Handicapped equipped - keep it or replace it?

We also equipped our 5th wheel with a lift so we could bring along my wheelchair bound Dad. He passed away a couple of years ago. We still use the 5th wheel because we like it and who knows at the rate we are decaying we may need the lift. That being said if you want to go smaller, I would definitely sell it privately. You will get more for it. You might consider a consignment lot if they offer to do the right marketing of the unit. You will lose some of the sale price as commission to them but you won't have to deal with the selling hassle. There is a market for your unit. Consider the veterans returning with special needs or families with children requiring a specially equipped Motor home. You should contact some agencies who help folks with disabilities, they may be able to suggest where best to advertise it.
the bear II 06/20/16 01:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Travel Trailer Cover? Good/Bad Idea?

We have been in the lot where we store our RV for 15 years and during that time I have seen about 5 out of the 150 RVs stored with covers on. This is typically what happens... I will notice a new RV in the lot and it has a cover. The RV is covered off and on for about 2 years and then no more cover. Either the cover is destroyed (it can get windy) or the owner gets tired of covering the RV. We have stored our RV for over 21 years without a cover. When it's washed and waxed it looks brand new. I wash it for each trip and have it waxed every two years. Two years ago I had to have the roof membrane coated with the two step sealant. It looks as good as new. The moral---- no need for a cover.
the bear II 06/20/16 11:00am Travel Trailers
RE: No Juice

CGFI is a possibility depending on where it is in the circuit. When I have this problem it's usually a breaker that is associated with the slider control unit and converter. It's a small inch and a half long black device with to wires connected. It has a micro switch to reset it. Then the power comes back. Another possibility is the wiring for the converter. On mine a couple of times the wire nut for one of the incoming 120V lines came loose. This killed the power because the it didn't allow the 120V power to get to the receptacles.
the bear II 06/17/16 01:53pm Fifth-Wheels
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