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RE: Another Yellowstone Death

Having been to Yellowstone a number of times, it is 'wild' yet 'wonderful'. It is not Fort Wilderness. Once you get out of the vehicle in the back country, you are really on your own. This becomes evident when one enters the park: no cell phone signal. There is really no place else quite like it in the US.
vjstangelo 08/18/14 04:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2002 Itasca Sunrise

I was not aware that it was the P32 chassis. How would one know? It isn't shown clearly in the brochure you linked? I am a little disappointed that it is not equipped with the Allison, but the price seems right ($26,000, 40K miles) from a private owner. I was willing to settle on it not being the Allison since it did have the desirable 8.1. I am trying to do my homework before we venture over to see the unit. It is about 2hrs from where I live.
vjstangelo 07/19/14 01:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2002 Itasca Sunrise

I have a follow on question. The unit is equipped with a 30amp shore power service. Will I be able to run both AC units with the power management system?
vjstangelo 07/18/14 07:36pm Class A Motorhomes
2002 Itasca Sunrise

Hi all, we have been on again off again shopping for a Class A to replace our TT. Looking a reasonably priced 2002 Itasca. I know it will need some work, not afraid of that. It has the 8.1 with the 4L80E tranny. Anyone with the same vintage model, or it's sister Winnebago clone, that can give some advice on performance, what to look out for etc.? Thanks in advance.
vjstangelo 07/18/14 02:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stargazing?

I usually bring my Celestron Nexstar 5 when camping. It's just the right size for portability and light gathering. Last night was beautiful at Claytor Lake State Park and a telescope is always an attention getter. I showed some folks double stars and a few globular clusters. Saturn is wonderful with the rings almost at maximum inclination. Tonight look for a moon/Mars conjunction. Should be beautiful, Mars just over moon.
vjstangelo 07/05/14 01:13pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: For all my GM Buddies

I do find it interesting that when the federal gov't bailed out GM and further dumped the toxic assets on the taxpayer (never hear about that one in the news), they had auditors all over the place and never did you hear about faulty ignition switches. Only after the feds sold their stake did it come out. Talk about insider trading!! By the way, GM never did come clean on the 3.4L V6 upper intake manifold gasket issue. Cost me $1300 for that bad design.
vjstangelo 07/04/14 09:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tripping breakers

Is it a GFI outlet at the post? It could be that the GFI circuit is tripping the breaker.
vjstangelo 07/03/14 03:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Photos Now Online ! wood rot in floor and wall

Look for a product called Rot Doctor. I used on my TT and was able to salvage joists that were 50%+ rotted through.
vjstangelo 05/11/14 08:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shore GFI opens when RV is plugged in to it.

Look up neutral ground fault and you will find a good deal about your situation. My TT had the same problem and the culprit was the electric heating coil in the water heater. The coil element shroud failed allowing the element to be exposed to water, this allowed current to flow rather than to the circuit neutral as it should, to ground hence tripping the GFI at the shore. I was able to find the problem by disconnecting each neutral 1 at a time at the camper breaker box and plugging back into the gfi. The gfi did not trip when I disconnected the heating coil neutral so I figured it was the coil. Good luck.
vjstangelo 05/03/14 06:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camping near Montreal

We vote also for the KOA. Besides a very nice campground, the staff Is excellent. We had problems with our tow vehicle, leaking front trans seal. Had the truck towed to local Ford service and had to stay extra 4 days and we only had reservation for 1. They took extra care to accommodate our situation. 4 stars in my book.
vjstangelo 04/19/14 09:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class C purchasing decision...

Great news, I read on Forest River Forums that Sun seeker/Forester models will soon have the option of split twin bunks with a TV in the middle on the cab over. Twins will be in a North South configuration. Contact Forest River.
vjstangelo 04/16/14 06:27pm Class C Motorhomes
Keystone 310tb

Has anyone seen, or purchased, one of these tt/toy haulers yet? I really like the side slide bed feature.
vjstangelo 04/09/14 07:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Evergreen Everlite

Well we went to look at the unit today. We decided that it was too cramped and not enough storage space for our liking. Otherwise, a solid unit. Thanks for the input. The search continues...
vjstangelo 03/30/14 04:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Evergreen Everlite

Great, glad to hear that all who responded are well pleased and no specific problems save for the 2010 leak someone mentioned. I'll throw out another question. I hear folks remark that they get better mileage with the Everlites. For comparison, I currently tow a 2003 K-Z 2505 which has a dry weight of 4500 lbs or so. The tow vehicle is a 2005 Ford Excursion with the V10 and 3.73 rear end. We get about 8-9 MPG when towing. Are folks meaning that with a similar weight Everlite they will see an increase in MPG vs another non-Everlite model?
vjstangelo 03/29/14 10:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Evergreen Everlite

It is a 32mks.
vjstangelo 03/28/14 06:14pm Travel Trailers
Evergreen Everlite

I am planning on an inspection of a used 2011 Everlite camper which is for sale in my area. To owners of this brand, what specific questions should I be asking, items of interest I should be looking for? Thanks!!
vjstangelo 03/28/14 05:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: I-74 or I-95?

I95, most direct.
vjstangelo 03/28/14 03:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: Experience with RV Direct??

Any warranty on the chassis will be handled by Ford, while the 'rv' portion will be handled by RV dealer performing the work. To me the most important is the Ford warranty.
vjstangelo 03/12/14 05:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: The 2500 is no more?!?

We have a 2005 Excursion and I echo the sentiments. Can't see us ever getting rid of it. Nothing else on the market can compare to size and towing capacity. We've been from VA to Yellowstone 3 times and #4 coming this summer. The Ex hardly breaks a sweat when crossing Togwotte Pass and the Divide in Yellowstone with 2 kids, dog, wife and I.
vjstangelo 03/03/14 06:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: prohibited tunnels "propane"

Gee, no hazmats in tunnels? What about the 100 gallons of UN 1203 (that would be gasoline/diesel) in that thin walled container called a fuel tank? How many thousands of gallons of fuel are in these tunnels at any one time? Much safer are the 10/20 gallons or so of propane in DOT approve pressure vessels. A fine example of politicians making rules when they haven't a clue of the HMT regs. Kudos to AL as there has never been a restriction on I-10 under Mobile Bay and nary a problem. Is the Eisenhower tunnel on I-70 hazmat restricted? Bet not.
vjstangelo 02/24/14 05:09pm General RVing Issues
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