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RE: Exterior Color and Inside Temperature...

Let me share some data with you... An experiment was performed by a curious employee at one of the Nissan dealers in Augusta, GA, a few years ago. He placed calibrated HVAC thermometers in a black truck and a white truck - exact same models of vehicle - on a nice summer day. After 30 minutes for the thermometers to stabilize, the interior of a black truck was 45 degrees higher than the white truck. Draw your own conclusion... Rob Go this route and get white exterior. It is easier to get warm than to try to get cool in my opinion.
goreds2 08/28/16 09:42am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
Solar For Motor Battery Only

Would this little solar unit suffice in keeping the motor battery trickle charged while the van is not in use parking in the driveway? Thanks, 10 watt solar unit on Amazon
goreds2 08/28/16 09:38am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Yeah! We are here!

I just did a google search on your new B. Very nice - Enjoy!
goreds2 08/27/16 05:33pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: On Call for Work While Camping

(I am the original poster) I failed to post this at the start. About 7 weeks ago, It was a nice Saturday morning and I was the only one in the camp store patio. The on call has to verify backups have run over night. http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb468/goreds2/IMG_3597_zps3efkrhvf.jpg height=500 width=400 I had to bring a battery pack because the lap top battery is at its end.
goreds2 08/27/16 05:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Eating out

We eat IN when we camp. Try one of those NuWave Ovens. It is with us every trip and we no longer bring the outdoor grill. Very easy and convenient to use.
goreds2 08/24/16 10:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Parking Class B's

Go to Enterprise and rent a 15 passenger van for a week and see if you have any problems maneuvering it. For the full experience, throw a cargo bag on top to add extra height. Or you could just rent a Class B, but they're a good bit more $ than a passenger van. You'll probably find it's no big deal. Or test drive one.
goreds2 08/22/16 02:25pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: sleeping quarters on a class b

Great job Reflex439 ! You may have given me some ideas. Thanks,
goreds2 08/22/16 10:36am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Parking Class B's

No parking issues for me. I usually park a little further from the venue if I want to take up two spaces. Although it only takes up one parking spot. Just can't park in garages. To B or not to B, there is no question, I will B. :)
goreds2 08/22/16 10:30am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Never Again

Broke down on I 81 in Carlisle PA on Wednesday. Truck, 30' 5th wheel, 2 pugs and us 2' from heavy traffic in 90 degree humidity with nowhere to walk to. Good Sam Roadside left us there for four hours. Never again. Has anyone used any other companies? AAA? Good Sam has seen the last of my money. I HAD Good Sam. First impressions are everything. Like in your case, they seemed to not have a sense of urgency to find a tow place when I was broke down by a traffic light. After two hours, the police who was waiting with me called for a tow and it was there within minutes. I had to go through the process of sending Good Sam the bill and them reimbursing. I have now been with Coach Net six years and they have been AWESOME.
goreds2 08/22/16 10:21am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: On Call for Work While Camping

I am in Information Technology (IT) and will be camping while on call this weekend. Our on call rotation changed after I planned our campground visit. We will be camped close to WiFi and almost 0% of the time I would have to physically come into work. I can do the work from the lap top. I had to do this 6 weeks ago and it turned out ok but I was mindful of it the entire time. Anyone else here had to be on call while camping and did it affect your routine? I am the original poster. Thanks everyone for the advice especially about the unpredictable WiFi. I had a planned SKYPE meeting on Saturday so my girlfriend and I went to her house which is only 20 minutes away. She is so understanding about my on call activities. I received no unplanned calls at the campground so all was good. I did tell my manager and director about me being on call and camping over the weekend. They appreciated me telling them. Thanks again for everyone's interesting comments.
goreds2 08/21/16 05:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: What Did You Do To Your Class B Today ?

Picked up my van on Wednesday. Got 4 new Thunder Ranger HT tires installed. Front brake pads and calipers installed (front drivers side caliper was sticking). Shop said rotors are good and did not need replaced. Brake line bled then new fluid installed. All for $749.89 out the door. I still need to investigate my Air conditioner issue. No blowing cold air. Has new compressor and been converted to R-134 (or whatever it is)? :)
goreds2 08/19/16 10:33am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Why do you prefer your rig?

(See signature) My rig is great for stealth camping or a one night trip to relatives, party's etc. Girlfriend's rig is easy to drive for her with just the right amount of space for a 1-7 day trip.
goreds2 08/17/16 10:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Our New Rig!

I do not know what is more beautiful, the view, campsite or camper? It is a tie! Nice job all around.
goreds2 08/17/16 10:30am Truck Campers
RE: Whats a Reasonable Offer??

I always post this additional advice: Also, try to negotiate an out the door price so they don't try to include BS fees when signing the papers. Remember, you are not there to be friends with the sales person. Be stern and let them know you are willing to walk out. Bring in printouts of other RV's for sale from other places. If they see you looking at them after coming back from talking to the manager, a deal will be made in your favor (from my experience). It never hurts to ask for free add-ons such as them installing Max-Air vents etc.
goreds2 08/16/16 03:56pm Travel Trailers
On Call for Work While Camping

I am in Information Technology (IT) and will be camping while on call this weekend. Our on call rotation changed after I planned our campground visit. We will be camped close to WiFi and almost 0% of the time I would have to physically come into work. I can do the work from the lap top. I had to do this 6 weeks ago and it turned out ok but I was mindful of it the entire time. Anyone else here had to be on call while camping and did it affect your routine?
goreds2 08/16/16 07:01am General RVing Issues
RE: My Chevrolet Express van Class B- camper

I like it! Good idea about the lights. I may try that.
goreds2 08/12/16 06:48am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

But I'd like to give a bit of input the AC issue with goreds van. Your symptoms are similar to the ones on my '98 safari, replaced compressor, drier and office tube 6 years ago and it was doing the same as yours. I converted to R-134 at that time and bought a set of gauges and a vacuum pump from harbor freight. To fix my issue this time, I vacuumed the system down, replaced the office tube (it's a inline filter) and vacuumed the system again and recharged it. The orfice tube didn't have much in it but if there were metal debris caught in it I'd know that the compressor was on it's way out. Good as new though - and since I have the equipment already it cost about $18. For you to buy the same would probably be about $200 but once you own the equipment you won't really be stuck without AC again... (Please note, I'm only working with automotive R-134 and am not an HVAC tech, but an hobbiest mechanic :)) Thanks, the previous owner converted it to R-134. When I do take it to the shop, i will show them your post.
goreds2 08/07/16 12:10pm Class C Motorhomes
Winterize City Water Line?

If I have only used the city water line this season (no holding tanks), will there be much if any winterizing to do? I did a search on this subject and the thread was closed plus did not answer this question. Two Scenarios in the event someone has a question on either: Not using hot water tank (Only using city hookup for toilet and tap) Using the hot water tank hooked up to city line. I hope this is not a crazy question. Thanks,
goreds2 08/05/16 12:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

My 89 Dodge Ram 250 van has been having Air Conditioning issues. It still is not working that great even though having a new compressor installed four years ago. It is somewhat cool on the low setting but when I turn it up it is just room temperature (warm) air. Any hints to tricks to try? Note that the AC black rubber hose has a small bubble in it. I should probably have a pro look at it. I have also read that the slide from warm to cold setting could be messed up in the console? Thanks, I'd take it to a reliable shop and have them fix and recharge it. But, I've also spent most of my life in northern Minnesota and Alaska so my experience is limited to taking out or disabling A/C systems. I can tell you fixing them takes special training, experience, and tools. If I needed to fix an A/C system, I'd take it to a shop rather than spend the time learning what to do and the money buying the tools. Thanks for the reply. I will most probably take your advice. Getting 4 tires, front Brakes and Calipers (drivers side was sticking) installed in a couple of weeks then I will get the AC looked at a later date.
goreds2 08/03/16 10:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Tire time (beat up subject I know)

I am getting Thunderer Ranger tires installed on my 89 Dodge 250 in a couple of weeks. The shop says they sale a lot of them. Reviews online look good. The tire guy did recommend tire covers and to set on plywood to make them last longer if the van is not driven a lot.
goreds2 08/03/16 10:00am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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