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RE: Cobwebs!

Mine has accumulated its share of signs of inactivity since June. That will end on Tuesday when we roll out for our life on the road. Don't plan on having it back in its storage slot until next June! That will keep the cobwebs and mud daubers from finding us. Oh yes I will also be someplace I can wash it!
xctraveler 08/17/14 06:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: low water pressure from fauset

Those check valves break very easily. I am surprised that after using a drift on it it still functions. I have replaced a few of them over the years as that "little" push with a face full is part of my winterizing routine. I should say was as today my winterizing routine is mostly driving south.
xctraveler 08/17/14 06:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water pressure regulator

I have an adjustable regulator that I have set to 60 psi. Modern motorhomes are set up to run 60 for the most part. If you are in doubt, contact the tech department of the mfg or post the details of your coach so someone who has the same brand can be of help. I can speak for Tiffin and Southwind ('04) but have no idea about other manufacturer's specs.
xctraveler 08/17/14 04:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dallas/Fort Worth to Las Vegas

We have stayed in a nice park in Boulder City, very quiet and a lot less than on the Strip. It is 20 minutes to the strip and it is 30 minutes or less to the Dam and Lake Mead. You won't have a lot of time but Valley of Fire SP is not far and is also a wonderful place to spend some time. There is plenty of open BLM land for boondocking if you are so inclined. It really depends on how much time you need to spend in LV. Our visits in the area are devoted to spending as little time on the Strip as possible while seeing the shows we want to see. We are not gamblers so much of what is there is a turnoff for us. The I40 route is the most efficient for time and fuel.
xctraveler 08/17/14 04:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: dual pane side window shattered

Start with a call to your insurance carrier. Most of the cost of glass may be covered. Also they will put you in touch with qualified glass shop to at least give you an appraisal and recommendation. Not sure how you deal with the neighbor with the pellet gun. Have a conversation with him? talk to local law enforcement? ignore it and hope he doesn't do it again?
xctraveler 08/17/14 04:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Running a big rig on veggie oil

Words have explicit meaning. Tax EVASION is illegal avoidance of taxes that are due. Tax AVOIDANCE is legal methods of paying less tax. There is no law that requires the payment of tax per MILE of highway driven. The law taxes the purchase of a gallon of road fuel. Full stop! Using a fuel that is not included in the tax law and is not prohibited by the law could be considered avoidance but is certainly not evasion. FYI IANL, but I play one on TV:) Congress can't even get their act together to increase the existing highway tax to a level that is inflation adjusted to what it was when it was passed. The roads and bridges are falling apart and they . . . oh the heck with this rant.
xctraveler 08/17/14 03:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: electrical help

New members come and they go. Wonder if he has tracked down the problem yet.
xctraveler 08/17/14 03:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Washer/Dryer combos

DW never wanted a W/D onboard. After 11 years we bought a coach that had stacked W/D already installed. After a bit of a learning curve I don't think we will ever be without again.
xctraveler 08/14/14 09:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Bounder Classic 34B

Congratulations on the new coach and on entering the Cl A world. It is a world of fun. Take it slow and remember you have a long overhang which will swing wider than your trailer did. If stopped next to anything pull away at a gentle angle with an eye on the rear quarter next to obstruction. Ask me how I know :(
xctraveler 08/14/14 09:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: electrical help

Welcome to RV.net RVDWJ I see you joined today to seek help with your problem. Great place for help. If the headlights aren't working this is more than a house battery issue. Headlights should be powered from the same source as the engine electrical system unless a prior owner has made some unusual mods. The first thing to check is the voltage on both systems, the chassis system should have a 12v battery for the automotive stuff that is charged directly from the alternator. The House should have a separate battery pack - given age and size you may have a single 12v battery or 2x6 v batteries to supply that need. If the batteries are at 12.x v (x = between 3 and 6) with no load, that is a good start. Then you just have to pick one system, I would start with house, and see where you stop seeing 12v power, a VOM or multimeter meter is the best way to do this. If I have lost you, it is time to find someone who knows near you to help out or pay a tech to fix it.
xctraveler 08/14/14 09:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Running a big rig on veggie oil

We were camped next to a group in CA who had three vehicles running on veggie oil. They always seemed to be messing around with the fuel system on one of their admittedly weird assortment of rigs. The worst case was when the driver pulled into the campground and shut down without purging the system back to diesel. They spent several hours the next day cleaning the congealed veggie oil from the fuel lines. This was an environmental group and their converted bus had the shell of a VW Microbus inserted into the roof for a 2nd story.
xctraveler 08/14/14 08:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How young were you when you bought your first DP?

Man, now I feel old. 55 You feel old! I was 59 for my first CL A Gas. Bought the DP in my signature at age 68. It is probably my last coach.
xctraveler 08/13/14 06:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: mail forwarding service

FMCA is NOT discontinuing the mail forwarding service...!! :E:E:E They are TRANSFERRING the service to DakotaPost in Souix Falls, SD. IF you are currently a subscriber through FMCA your cost will remain at $96/year. NEW subscribers will pay $168/yr for once a month delivery....Dennis ONCE A MONTH! Why bother. I get my mail weekly, or as often as I choose and am willing to pay for. I could not live on the road for months at a time with once a month delivery. Might as well be terminating the service.
xctraveler 08/13/14 06:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: bringing food into the U.S.A.

Yeah, but, they don't grow citrus in Canada, it most likely came from FL or CA to begin with. Unless it came from Chile as so much of our fruit does.
xctraveler 08/13/14 06:04pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Walk Through

Agree with the others. Since it is new, make a comprehensive list and have the dealer fix them all (unless you want to fix them yourself.... some folks elect to fix simple things rather than go through the incontinence of taking it back to a dealer). Too late now but a better option would have been do a thorough inspection, list all the defects you could see/detect, then make the sale on condition of all of them being fixed before you gave them any money. X2 lean on them, hard if need be. Be pleasant but don't take NO for an answer. They sold it to you as new not with discount for a show or demo unit. It may take some time now, but you will be happier later on. Bent door corners just get worse and eventually tear your favorite jacket.
xctraveler 08/12/14 03:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: mail forwarding service

I pay escapees $105/year which includes sorting 3rd class so I don't pay freight to have it shipped to me. They will send anytime with one day notice and using usps, priority, ups or FedEx, whatever I want to pay for. I can set up a regular mailing to one address such as every Monday to xx street etc until further notice. They are expanding their service offerings and adding a FL address soon. Check out their website Escapees.Com
xctraveler 08/12/14 03:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need help making decision - opinions please

DW drives our 36 foot motorhome 50% of the time. WE are both comfortable at the wheel. She learned the same way I did, by doing. I learned to keep my mouth shut and not to correct everything I knew she was going to do wrong. It was harder for me than for her. That is all 14 years ago. My only concession to male stupidity is to complain that the roadside signs are way too close to me :)
xctraveler 08/11/14 12:36pm RV Lifestyle
RE: bringing food into the U.S.A.

We cross the border often and are seldom bothered by food issues. There seems to be a craze against citrus, not sure why since neither the northern border states or the provinces are significant citrus growers, but the rules is the rules! Meat, especially beef goes on and off the controlled list depending on the day of the week (it seems) and whether someone has had an outbreak of something on one side of the border or the other. If an inspector want to, and if they see the lemons on the refer door where they were told they were and deny seeing them (true story) they can do that too. Be prepared to declare what you have and accept it when they tell you something must be discarded. The worst they will do is trash can an item. Answer questions with simple answers and do not volunteer that Aunt Sophie made the cake.
xctraveler 08/11/14 12:23pm RV Lifestyle
RE: RV wave

I started waving at fellow drivers of similar vehicles in the 1960s when I drove a TR-4. Kept it up when Id drove a Corvette and even in my Saab days there was a sense of camaraderie that lead to waving. I wave now from my Jeep and when I see another RV be it motorhome or towable, I wave on two lane roads where I can see the oncoming driver and maybe s/he can see me. I have seen everything from two fingers lifted from the top of the wheel to an all out full arm raised wave. Mostly I see no response. It may be in part because I cannot see past the reflection on the windshield or the movement is too small for me to see. Or it may be that they couldn't see me.
xctraveler 08/11/14 12:15pm RV Lifestyle
RE: How long are (have) you keeping your MH in retirement

We started out with a no slide 33 ft gas rig - new in '01. Started with 6 week trips and 8 weeks to 3 months while I continued to work from the road. After 3 years, 45k miles, we traded up to a '36 foot 2 slide Southwind and thought that we might have bought our last coach. I retired someplace along the way and the trips started getting more like life and the stays in our home more like vacations. After 8 years that wonderful gasser had 105,000 miles on it and the interior needed to be completely redone. It was outdated and worn out from extended living on board. I didn't think there was more than another 100k miles left before major stuff started to happen to the drive line and didn't want to sink a lot of money into the house only to have the chassis fail. Besides I wanted a diesel! Thus 2 years ago we bought the coach in the signature. 36 feet is determined by our younger son's yard, nothing larger can fit. We seem to fit just fine in the 36 feet so it works out. I have no idea what would cause me to get another coach. I have no idea how long we will stay on the road, we turn 72 this fall and neither of us is ready to discuss it. Besides that would mean deciding WHERE to get off the road, certainly not back in NY where we have no family and high taxes.
xctraveler 08/11/14 12:03pm Class A Motorhomes
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