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RE: Quick Connect For City Water

I never hook up to city water. I fill my fresh water tank and use my on-board pump. Why you ask? Because this way I NEVER have to worry about the water pressure at the campground and NEVER have to use a pressure regulator. But you do have to continually keep fresh tank full and you are putting more wear and tear on your pump and converter.Running off tank requires more effort with little to no benefit in return Nothing wrong with your approach, but I see no advantage to your method.
Lantley 07/25/17 07:57am Beginning RVing
RE: Wood vs Aluminum framed roofs.

Wood will always be stronger and will be a better insulator. Aluminum with always resist rot and decay more but will not be as strong. Both are adequate for as RV roof joist
Lantley 07/21/17 10:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water Heater....leave on or as needed?

RV water heaters have a fixed (generally) thermostat setting that is around 130°F which is dangerously hot. This is a closed system and heating water in a closed system builds pressure. In an RV it is relieved either by the pressure relief or to some extent by expansion of the the plastic/pex tubing used in the construction of the rig (similar to the way a garden hose holds pressure, and when you open the nozzle the hose actually shrinks in diameter somewhat) My 6 gal heater heats water very quickly when I turn the 120V on, or same with propane, or super fast with both. I can heat the water and take a shower and turn it all off, and the next morning have all the hot water I need for a "wake up" shower or dishes or whatever. This is all totally different than a house, where you have (typically) a 40 or 50 gallon tank heater and a 3850 or 4200 watt heating element, which gives you typically, 80 to 100 watts per gallon of heating capacity, vs the 6 gal/1500 watt RV heater which gives you 250 watts of heating capacity per gallon. There is no good reason to leave the water heater on all day if you are out and about and not using it, but several safety reasons for turning it off (think runaway thermostats, fire, instant scalding water the moment you open the faucet, etc) Charles I see no difference. They both have thermostats that allow water to heat to set temperature. RV water is hotter to allow it to last longer a recover quicker. I leave them both on and allow the thermostats to control the temperature. If I thought my water heater were a fire hazard I'd get rid of it, not just turn it off.
Lantley 07/21/17 11:54am Beginning RVing
RE: Ford day time running lights

What is so difficult to turn the switch on. It will ding it you leave them on as you exit. Turn on the lights is not the same as having daytime running lights. with DRL only the front headlights illuminate, marker lights and rear lights do not illuminate with DRL.
Lantley 07/21/17 04:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: RVIA Pomona too expensive

I agree with the point that it can save you some driving time, but I still disagree with charging. Especially $16.00 a person and at least $10.00 for parking. So for the privilege of seeing THEIR RV's I'm going to pay $42.00 for two of us plus gas. So, I'm going to open a car delearship. I'm going sell, Honda's, Chevrolets, Subarus, Fords, Lexus and Hyundai. You can look at all six brands at one spot. I'll have a nice $10.00 self park parking lot and the entrance fee will be $10.00 per adult and $5.00 for kids. Hmmmm.......Sounds ridiculous when you look at it this way?? Not really there are car shows held at convention centers all over the country that charge admission.
Lantley 07/21/17 04:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Older well built or newer TT

One must consider the rather rapid depreciation of a new TT. From my experience the DW wanted several changes to the interior within the first year. Not easy to do when everything hides something else. Also, however, pleasing the changes might be for my DW, they only reduce the trade in value. Since I bought the TT used and will eventually trade it in very used, the depreciation factor is of less importance. Depreciation really sucks if you buy new. My trailer new in 2000 was $46,000 with all available options. Bought it used in excellent and condition with upgraded axles/wheels/brakes for $6500 in 2014. But if you have the money and no repair type skills, then new may fit. Was 46K MSRP. 14 years later how much more do you think it should be worth?
Lantley 07/20/17 02:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: RVIA Pomona too expensive

This guy is venting. So all you who critisize him are accomplishing another blow to membership here. Personally I feel he is right, but if I thought he was not correct, I would NOT denagrate him. We don't have enough people on here as it is. But then again, the chosen few feel they own this site. Really getting tired of the people who sit on their backside and become Superman because they are incognito to the poster. Some of you need to really get a life. I agree he is venting however not everyone agrees with his point. I enjoy going to RV show and don't mind paying for the enjoyment. If I am not buying why should I be allowed to roam the place for free. If I were buying than maybe I would want my fees refunded. The best point made was back on page 1 where it was pointed out that if you actually want to buy a motorhome you save money by paying admission and going to an RV show because the RV's are all in one place. Think of the time and gas savings of having to drive all over the place to get a look at what's available out there. Although I did not buy my RV at a show, I went to several for buying and saw everything that was available. And I paid admission and saved a lot of time from having to drive all over. Even if you are just window shopping you could ride all over town and see all the various units and pay the gas and other cost. Or you could just do the one stop browse and see it all method at the show. Either way there are cost.
Lantley 07/20/17 11:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVIA Pomona too expensive

This guy is venting. So all you who critisize him are accomplishing another blow to membership here. Personally I feel he is right, but if I thought he was not correct, I would NOT denagrate him. We don't have enough people on here as it is. But then again, the chosen few feel they own this site. Really getting tired of the people who sit on their backside and become Superman because they are incognito to the poster. Some of you need to really get a life. I agree he is venting however not everyone agrees with his point. I enjoy going to RV show and don't mind paying for the enjoyment. If I am not buying why should I be allowed to roam the place for free. If I were buying than maybe I would want my fees refunded.
Lantley 07/20/17 10:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Very sad at number of useless posts

It is the unscrupulous way the policy was implemented that pisses me off. No warning no explanation. I had been using PB for over 10 years just for 3rd party linking. Suddenly without warning 3rd party hosting is prohibited! Unfortunately that seem to be the corporate way.I am sure if you complain to them, they will give you all your money back. The kicker is they want my money to continue. If the fee was reasonable I'd be willing to pay. But they went from zero to 399.00 a year. Really! Why complain, I have personally not lost any $$ in the deal. The loss as this post alludes to is in all the fragmented post that are missing pictures.
Lantley 07/19/17 07:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Very sad at number of useless posts

It is the unscrupulous way the policy was implemented that pisses me off. No warning no explanation. I had been using PB for over 10 years just for 3rd party linking. Suddenly without warning 3rd party hosting is prohibited! Unfortunately that seem to be the corporate way.
Lantley 07/19/17 04:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Refrigerator Prob - Which Way To Go

Put in a res unit Thats what I did to 4 dif RVs Agreed if you no longer travel get a rez unit and be done with it. When it comes time to sell your 20 year old rig . The fridge will not be the deal breaker
Lantley 07/18/17 06:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Older well built or newer TT

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Auto leveling, quiet A/C with return ducting is just one of the features now standard on the newer units. THere are bugs and kinks to be found in both new and used. There are gems and lemons both new and used. I keep my RV's a long time. I prefer new simply because I want the full life expectancy. yes I want years 1-6 when things are new and maintenance is relatively minor. By year 7 things are worn and will need to be replaced and sured up. By used just puts you farther down the life expectancy curve. I agree there is savings to be had on the used market however it is a trade off in how the unit is equipped. I factory ordered my unit to get the options I wanted and the colors I chose vs. what was available and the compromises involved. I did not want to compromise on features colors etc.just to say I saved but now have someone else's choices. There is well built and there is inferior but contrary to what many believe those qualities are not defined/determined by new or used.
Lantley 07/18/17 05:57am Travel Trailers
RE: My 2017 quest for the perfect TT!

Your add needs to attract as many potential buyers as possible. Your $6000.00 advertised price is not attracting the $4500.00 purchaser. Lower your advertised price. It will attract more potential buyers. Do not be irritated by the tire kickers it is all part of the process.
Lantley 07/18/17 04:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Very sad at number of useless posts

---snip--- It's a move that can have unintended consequences. While this move mostly targets the commercial moochers, it may very well alienate the so called free users at the same time. Without the masses of free users and the revenue generated by them, PhotoBucket would become dependent on subscription plans. With many free options out there I doubt people will flock to subscription plans and the money generated from the few that do may not be enough to support the company in its current state. So while you and millions of others have paid nothing to use PhotoBucket over the years, you leaving the service has a dramatic and real impact.Normally I would say you are correct, but the way we that post pix here, there are no ad revenue click points to be had. I simply link a pic from Photobucket, and thats all that shows up. We here are in-inconvenienced, but the BIG losers are people like eBay sellers who have hundreds of thousands of pics resident on PB. AFAIC, THEY are the freeloaders that have caused this shutdown. I don't know what their business model is, but cannot see me (us) or these eBay sellers leaving them have any effect on their bottom line whatsoever as PB's logos or any ad-based content is nver shown the way we do our thing with them as pure links, not the website. Even though (knock on wood) I have gotten the Dear John from them, all of my picture posts, including the technical reviews with LOTS of pics are still available. For those I think I'll learn how to post in IMGUR via RV.net. It took awhile to download the entire library off PB, but I can rebuild most of it now just matching the links with the downloaded files On some level PB charges there advertisers by the amount of traffic they have. I also imagine they charge based on the amount of members they have as well. The total tally includes free members. If PB will not allow 3rd party hosting many of those free members will leave PB seeking 3rd party hosting elsewhere. The loss of members will impact their bottom line.
Lantley 07/17/17 06:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cost of propane vs gas generator.

I would argue that since propane is much harder to find that it is both more expensive and less convenient. In short gas will be cheaper to operate. LP will be more convenient to operate I agree gas is more available than LP. However If you are off grid neither are available. When you return to civilization. Once upon a time LP may have been hard to find however LP is not that hard to find these days. The convenience of LP applies to storage as well. There are no gummed up carbs or ethanol issues. No stabil required.
Lantley 07/17/17 05:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Very sad at number of useless posts

They are all your friend until they decide to change the rules. Photobucket was my friend for 10 years until they decided to change The same could be said for just about anything free on the internet,even this forum.I only posted the Flickr option/photos to show there is an option to Photobucket.Free posting of pictures and 1000 GB of storage..Free for now(laughing) I understand.I'm just not sure I can go go with another free service again. I have lost faith I guess. Fool me once shame on me fool me twice? well you know the rest.
Lantley 07/17/17 01:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cost of propane vs gas generator.

In short gas will be cheaper to operate. LP will be more convenient to operate
Lantley 07/17/17 11:34am Tech Issues
RE: Very sad at number of useless posts

Create your account at Flickr then upload to that account from your phone/computer or in my case,a chromebook sometimes then go to camera roll and enlarge your photo you want to post and copy the image location and whammy,it's done.No cost involved and no limit I can find.Every bit as good as photobucket from what little I have seen. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4290/35001991284_c148af4995_m.jpg They are all your friend until they decide to change the rules. Photobucket was my friend for 10 years until they decided to change
Lantley 07/17/17 11:23am Travel Trailers
RE: 50 amp MH, plugged into 30 amp, ok to run 2 ac units??

If you are plugged into a 30 amp receptacle, protected by a 30 amp breaker and you monitor your voltage, you should be good to go until the breaker trips. Richard It's not simply a breaker/current issue. What is the voltage? operating at low voltage will damage the A/C unit. He will need to pay attention to the voltage. Both units will work.... until they don't!
Lantley 07/16/17 08:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Parks in or around Washington DC

Fairfax County Park is a great choice if you can get in. Another decent choice depending on your preferences is Greenville Farm Family Campground. A little farther away then some of the others but still convenient if you hop on the Metro in the Fairfax station. About 30 minutes in rush hour. Not a resort by any means, they have a pool, showers, great scenery, very relaxing. They have a woodsy section and a pull-through section for larger RV's. Can be a little soggy in heavy rains - we found that out. Summer no issues at all. Cheap by Washington DC standards. Lots of shopping and eating around the area. Thanks for the tip on Greenville Family Farm, That was one I never heard of.
Lantley 07/16/17 06:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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