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How do you Deal with Test Drivers when Selling?

Going to be selling my class C, wanted to know those of you who have sold motorhomes how do you handle it when a prospective buyer wants to drive it? I just worry about the inexperienced person behind the wheel! Thanks! Dave
Ductape Dave 01/08/16 12:41pm Class C Motorhomes
Advice On Toyota Forerunner Towing ?

My son has a 2013 Toyota Forerunner with a 4.0L and 5,000 lb tow capacity. He has been looking at the Micro Minnie 1706fb trailer with a dry weight of 2980 lb. If he keeps the gross trailer weight at around 3600 lb would this be a safe weight to tow and controllable or is it asking to much? Thanks!
Ductape Dave 01/05/16 06:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Good news for picture posting!

This is great, now I can share my mods!
Ductape Dave 12/25/15 08:42am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Question on Number of Solar Panels

I have overestimated my use of amp hours, after rechecking the figures I am closer to 35 to 50 amp hours per day, so I am going to install the 400 watt kit which will give me about 2.2 amps during indirect sunlight and use my sears battery charger off the generator when needed. If the winters are rough I will just bring the batteries home for the winter and keep them on the battery tender, being I won't be able to get up there when its that bad.
Ductape Dave 12/25/15 08:38am Tech Issues
RE: Question on Number of Solar Panels

Just the info I was looking for, thank you everyone, appreciate it! And HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!!
Ductape Dave 12/24/15 07:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Question on Number of Solar Panels

I forgot to add that I also have a Yamaha 3000iseb generator so charging them would not be a problem during the winter months when they come up short. I don't go too often in the winter and usually just for long weekends. Just thought the 400 watts(over the 300 watts) would put out an extra amp or so to keep the batteries maintained when I am not there. I am right up against the side of a mountain and would have to go out 500 feet to get sun, but it returns on my side from mid-March to mid-November.
Ductape Dave 12/24/15 04:33pm Tech Issues
Question on Number of Solar Panels

I have a 24'stationary travel trailer that I want to install solar on. I plan on using 2 GC-2 batteries (230ah)in series to provide 12 volts with 230 AH, which I know only 40-50% of that is usable. Being up against a mountain I do not receive direct sunlight from November to Mid-March so I wanted to know which kit would be better to install. I have the option to install either a 300 watt kit (3 panels) or a 400 watt kit (4 panels), but wasn't sure if the 400 watt kit would be overkill or be better for the indirect sunlight months. My average use is about 75-90 amp hours per day. Thanks in advance! Dave
Ductape Dave 12/24/15 08:44am Tech Issues
RE: Need Help on Battery Type for Solar ?

Thank you all for your responses! I will definitely go with the golf cart batteries and know that when power is down I have no problem running the generator with or without battery charger to bring the battery bank back up. I just wasn't sure which batteries would do the job better and now I know! :)
Ductape Dave 11/18/15 11:49am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Need Help on Battery Type for Solar ?

It would be for the water pump, lights, inverter for tv, charging phones and cpu. What more do you need?
Ductape Dave 11/17/15 07:49am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Need Help on Battery Type for Solar ?

I am considering the Renogy 300 watt solar kit, my question is which battery set-up listed below is the best one. I am limited on space and can only fit what I have listed, thanks for your help! 4-group 24 lead plate deep cycle batteries, 3-group 27 lead plate deep cycle batteries or, 4-6 volt golf cart batteries wired to make 2-12 volt batteries. Thanks, Dave
Ductape Dave 11/17/15 07:08am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Silicone or 3M 5200 caulk for Wood to Aluminum Roof?

I have a stationary trailer at a site and I plan on adding a room. I need to add a 2x4 ledger flat on the aluminum roof of my old '78 Prowler. My question is which one would be better as an adhesive, silicone or 3M 5200 caulk? Thanks in advance, Dave
Ductape Dave 08/25/15 07:40am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Levelling the RV

I carry the orange plastic blocks along with pieces of 2x8 that are cut at a 45 degree angle to make it easier for the tires to ride up on. I mostly use the plastic blocks except where you encounter soft soil conditions then the wood is better because the open web of the plastic blocks sinks into the sand. I have everything fit into the plastic crates for ease of storage. I also use a level on the floor then raise the level so the bubble is in the middle and multiply the height difference that tells me how much I have to raise the MH.
Ductape Dave 08/15/15 07:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Our inspection or the Dealers?

"The vehicle looks to be in very good condition" doesn't mean anything and dealers only want to sell. Definitely get your own inspector and have him check everything thoroughly inside, outside and underneath and operate every appliance because once you leave the dealership it will be on you.
Ductape Dave 07/17/15 08:34am Class C Motorhomes
Radio Power Feed Question

The only radio in my C is in the dash. I was thinking about installing a 2-way which would control the power to the radio either from the chassis battery or house battery when I'm camping. Has anyone done something similar this? Thanks, Dave
Ductape Dave 07/16/15 12:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can Crusher

An answer to your question. I have one home and one at my site. I bought the ones from harbor freight. I use a door hinge as a mount, I cut a large one down to the width of the crusher this way the pin is easy to insert and remove and by chance the hinge holes line up with the crusher holes. I mount one to the crusher and one to a stationary object. Then all you have to do is line up the hinges and insert the hinge pin, easy to install and remove. Works great for me!
Ductape Dave 07/12/15 08:52am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Slides and Driver Seat Position

I have the dinette slide on the drivers side and when it's in, at 5'11" I barely have enough room. I don't know how the taller/larger drivers get by. This is on a 2012 E-450.
Ductape Dave 07/08/15 05:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can Foam Cushions be Glued Together?

I have some extra cushions so I have the foam already and have enough material to cover it, just have to buy the adhesive. The cushions I checked out online do not have the dimensions I need so by making it I can cut it to the size I need. But thanks for the info!
Ductape Dave 07/04/15 10:30am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Can Foam Cushions be Glued Together?

Lots of options, thank you all!
Ductape Dave 07/02/15 11:21am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Can Foam Cushions be Glued Together?

I have a dinette which I stack pillows against the wall to form a triangle to lay against when watching tv. The pillows constantly slide out and I was thinking about making a triangle wedge to place in the dinette to create a lounger, wanted to know if foam cushions can be glued together so I can cut the large wedge I need? Thanks for any feedback! Dave
Ductape Dave 07/01/15 03:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New Class C's don't come with cab carpeting now?

My 2012 ford chassis also did not come with cab carpet, but my 1997 did. So I had to buy one to fit it. As they say you pay more and get less these days.
Ductape Dave 06/29/15 07:56am Class C Motorhomes
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