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RE: Batwing directional handle

I look at the direction the other campers are using,,,,average,,,,and point mine in that direction. The wife will judge wither or not it needs additional tuning and instruct me accordingly. Very simple. A design improvement that could add value would be an interlock that prevents dummies from getting on the highway with it in the up position. Many campgrounds address this with an exit sign cautioning to lower antenna and take wife and children with you.
traveylin 04/16/17 07:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why assume I like your music

Tradition for the Hispanic community in south texas is to gather at the state parks with large extended family groups. Music, barbeque, partying is what it is all about. Rules require no visible alcoholic containers. I think it is great that the large families come together. I avoid state parks on Easter holidays
traveylin 04/15/17 07:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Couch out the door

I removed my foldout couch, one person job, it disassembles very easily After 6 year the pleather fabric had completely crumbled. I found a house recliner that swiveled to replace it. Used two 1by6 oak boards to adapt the couch hold down to the recliner as it was mounted on the slideout. Completed job is several times stronger than the original couch.
traveylin 04/15/17 07:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Our best trip yet... southern Utah!

Moab in late summer is an annual late summer stop for us. High clearance 4 wheel drive toad allows use of the offroad trails around Moab which are the best. If your toad won't work, rent a allterrian for a day . its worth it
traveylin 04/13/17 04:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Tires & Alignment

Alignment that came from the MH manufacture chewed up the front tires in 15000 miles. A full truck service company alignment has my tires looking good after the next 50000. Either trust the truck alignment co. to do complete work or go elsewhere. Do not tell them how to do there work unless you have operated the alignment machine yourself.
traveylin 04/12/17 07:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Recommendations for Class A windshield replacement

I always carry two windshield repair kits and try to fix within 1 hr of a rock strike. Can generally reduce exposure by staying up with the traffic flow. but stuff still happens.
traveylin 04/12/17 07:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

traveylin 04/11/17 07:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Changing taillights out to LED's

Bumpy is my buddy go easy.. Changing out stop, running lites should be no issue. Left/right turn signals do require sufficient voltage drop to operate the blinker thingey. Leds sometime do not do it
traveylin 04/10/17 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Utilization measure for class a use

My favorite song is by ABBA, I much prefer the Mama Mia version, Title is "when all is said and done". the metrics that allow wise decisions are not to employ accountants, but rather to help provide the resources that support a rich life as long as we can run. The rving life is fantastic. Do not stop moving.
traveylin 04/06/17 08:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Utilization measure for class a use

As President of a Dun and Bradstreet billion dollar rated company, sweeping up the remains following a govt inspired market shift. I found that loosing less $ can be just as inspiring as running a for profit making more $. Motor home could be similar
traveylin 04/06/17 03:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Utilization measure for class a use

Some responses.... We live in the MH about 85 nights per year, generally going north west, twice to Anchorage. There is no interest in the Hotel approach to travel, I did that for 20 years and really do not like humping bags. The 1.47 is a purchase/capital metric only. Gas usage for 7 mpg is .40 cent per mile depending on fracking success and the middle east. Northwest Canada it was 6$ a gallon. I target 35$ a night average campground and will pay 80 if I am tired or 6 in a national forest. Food costs are the same as with at home. Again why have metrics? Set direction and plan cash flow. This winter I have put six new tires, two front captain chairs, replace couch, air vents, awnings. Sounds like a lot, but its only 55cent per mile for this years usage. Good reinvestment. I applied similar metric analysis to a Hatteras lease versus buy some 15 years ago with the utilization factor being days away from dock. The lease option was magnitudes more dollar efficient to the extent that it fully supported first air fair to virgin islands when implemented each year. Good accounting data/spread sheets can be a useful underpinning for managing ones assets and if you like spread sheets keep doing them. I have found in every business that there is a short list of metrics for good control and as you are aware of them, surprises come less frequently.
traveylin 04/06/17 03:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grease soaked brakes, Will Lippert reimburse me?

Living on the coast, having some lubrication spread to the brakes is considered a good thing as it inhibits rotor rusting. I will coat the brake assembly with a heavy motor oil on my 8000 lb boat trailer several time a year. My 2011 Sienna has had two brake jobs in 6 years due to prevailing windward side rotor rust. The lubricant will evaporate quickly after 3-4 brake applications similar to what old style drums did after running in axle deep water and needed to be dryed
traveylin 04/05/17 08:28am General RVing Issues
Utilization measure for class a use

When I used to work, I was on the lookout for measures that would compare how well my portion of the business compared with other companies. Purpose was to id topics where we were not in the first quarter of performance and investigate what potential improvements could be made to bring performance. With the class A motorhome I purchased in early 2011, I keep track of the initial purchase cost divided by the number of miles driven which is currently 1.47$ per mile. When ever I get the urge to buy a new one this factor is revealing.
traveylin 04/05/17 08:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad wreck

Please note that the aux braking system on the toad worked well and it is relatively undamaged. Gotta have good tires and both hands on the steering wheel. If you are keeping up with the 75 mph traffic in Crowly you are going to fast
traveylin 03/27/17 07:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: CPAP Machines RV's

If you are paying over a grand for a resmed cpap you might try CPAP.com who will wholesale price the machines for about 450$. I installed two 12 batteries under the bed. The resmed has a 12 volt plug with current limiter that plugs in to a liter socket I installed. Charging the batteries is with a 12 volt, scooter charger that again plugs in when in use. Good for about 3 nights use. Recharge in hrs.
traveylin 03/27/17 02:10pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: How about a Forum for all the California Haters?

I am surprised no one has pointed out the disparity between uhaul rental rates from Dallas to San Diego with the rate from San Diego to Dallas. Been to California a number of times, but I far prefer the states of Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Oregon. Both destinations are 3-4 day drives for me, and There is a huge difference in the rural vistas.
traveylin 03/24/17 02:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Tornadoes while RVing

Sharknado, a terrifying documentary of tornados near coastal areas sucking up sharks and distributing them in a city where they eat the populace. Basement were an effective escape.
traveylin 03/20/17 12:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Tornadoes while RVing

As a first time poster, you should also be aware that rv'ers may occasionally have an opinion.
traveylin 03/19/17 08:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Tornadoes while RVing

Welcome to the rv.net forum and your first post, storms and winds are a great problem. I tend to stay away from North texas, ok, Missouri during the spring months
traveylin 03/18/17 11:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone in SW Arizona with a twin Yamaha generators?

Read up on inverter/generator vs std generator The inv/gen is new tech very suitable for running microprocessor electronics. The controls for conv std power to dc to sine wave pure power are layers of complexity that add cost and reliability concerns to the inv/gen. Parallel operation is an option with the inv/gen. The Yamaha article summed it up as a new approach focused on running microprocessor, but if kw are needed for a/c a standard adequate sized machine is significantly cheaper and simpler
traveylin 03/18/17 05:59pm Snowbirds
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