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RE: DC switch for wall sconce

Thank you everyone for your information. I was able to find a replacement switch at jameco.com. Same switch, same company for $1.75 each plus shipping and handling. Much better than $24.00 for each switch. These lights never did work correctly and when they did they were very hot. Probably the heat affected the switches. I have switched the lights to LED to prevent the heat. Thanks again for the info on using an ac switch for this low voltage application. I will let you know how the replacement install works out.
Richmcm 01/15/16 06:30am Class C Motorhomes
DC switch for wall sconce

After years of looking at my non working wall sconces I decided to check them out. The switches are not working. I bye- passed the switch and the lights work fine. I have looked on line for the switch which is judo but they want me to send the switchs along with $24.00 each for replacement. The switch is a push button 14 dvc 4 amp switch. Anyone know is I can use an AC switch in its place or where I can get a replacement switch that is less pricey. If not does anyone know of a vendor that sells rv 12 volt wall sconces. I have checked a few sites out but have not had much luck yet.
Richmcm 01/13/16 10:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How big is too big? How small is too small?

I would think this would open opportunity for a wider selection of motor homes to choose from, actually ideal for boat launching regardless of the motor home. This because the axle is real close to the ball. And in most cases with the load on a motor home, the front axle is under-loaded with lots of margin to weigh it with a boat trailer in a boat ramp parking lot. It won't sag much at all. Good points, and also good points about the long overhang. To play devil's advocate, the flip side of a long overhang is that the drive wheels stay dry, and with 2/3 of the coach weight on the drive wheels, backing down the ramp gives you much better traction than nosing down. With the hitch on the front, it would be easy to get the front wheels wet (and the engine if your're not careful) in order to get the boat far enough into the water to launch. I agree that the longer overhang has been benificial in launching our boat. In the lake we usually use the boat the overhang is needed to lauch the boat in and out ot the water. Our recent trip to a campground/marina we arrived at a full moon low tide and needed every inch of the overhang to launch the boat. A front hitch would have put the engine in the water.So in that case the overhang worked to your benefit. But not every boat ramp is the same. It is good to have some options pending the particular boat ramp. I have seen some crazy boat ramps. You are correct. I have seen many crazy boat ramps also and many of them would not alllow enough room for a MH boat combo to even access them. I only feel comfortable taking the boat, with the MH to already checked out areas that the combo will work. If a front hitch works for MH owners in waters and ramp areas that are in their desired areas then I would do the same.
Richmcm 11/02/15 08:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How big is too big? How small is too small?

I would think this would open opportunity for a wider selection of motor homes to choose from, actually ideal for boat launching regardless of the motor home. This because the axle is real close to the ball. And in most cases with the load on a motor home, the front axle is under-loaded with lots of margin to weigh it with a boat trailer in a boat ramp parking lot. It won't sag much at all. Good points, and also good points about the long overhang. To play devil's advocate, the flip side of a long overhang is that the drive wheels stay dry, and with 2/3 of the coach weight on the drive wheels, backing down the ramp gives you much better traction than nosing down. With the hitch on the front, it would be easy to get the front wheels wet (and the engine if your're not careful) in order to get the boat far enough into the water to launch. I agree that the longer overhang has been benificial in launching our boat. In the lake we usually use the boat the overhang is needed to lauch the boat in and out ot the water. Our recent trip to a campground/marina we arrived at a full moon low tide and needed every inch of the overhang to launch the boat. A front hitch would have put the engine in the water.
Richmcm 11/02/15 09:02am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How big is too big? How small is too small?

I have been pulling our bass boat for years now with our 26 foot Winniebago Aspect 26a on a Ford E450 v10 platform. It works great in most situations. I have plenty of beef to pull the boat and the MH is fine to drive and park in most places except inner cities. The overhang works great in most ramp sitiuations we have run across. Of course there are some ramps I would not even put my boat in period. You just have to check each one out. We usually already know where we are headed at this point in time so we have cut that issue out. We have not stayed in the MH for months at a time yet so we will see how that part works out in the near future. We have one large slide that really opens up the living space. We love the outdoors so if we had a half a month of rain I am not sure I would stay in the MH the whole time. I would not consider to put a front bumper hitch on our MH since backing up and launching our boat has not been a problem at all. Good luck!
Richmcm 11/02/15 08:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: tow dolly spare tire

Called Demco this morning and ordered the spare tire and carrier. Thanks again to all for your knowledge!
Richmcm 08/06/15 07:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: tow dolly spare tire

Thanks everyone for your input. A spare is going to be added to the dolly.
Richmcm 08/06/15 07:24am Class C Motorhomes
tow dolly spare tire

Purchased a used Demco Kar Kaddy and planning a 2000 mile round trip in the near future. What do the experienced tow dolly users recommend in terms of taking a spare tire with them. Thank you
Richmcm 08/05/15 08:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 5th wheel vs. motorhome

We currently have a 30ft. 5th wheel which we pull with a Chevy 3500 crew cab, long bed, Duramax PU. Lately I've noticed alot of MH/toad combinations at campgrounds and started wondering what are the pros and cons of each set-up. Some of you, I'm sure, have had a MH and toad at sometime and now have a 5er/TV. I'm interested in your opinions. I posed this question on the MH forum and naturally got an overwhelming response in favor of the MH/toad combo. How about here? Even if you received a thousand replies - in favor of either..... what good would it do?..:h Purchase something because it fits someone else's lifestyle?..:S Evaluate your situation, finances, and which one rings *YOUR* chimes. BTW - whichever way you go (or stay) - you *will* most likely be towing something...:W Happy dilemma resolving!..;) . X2 For Sure!
Richmcm 03/16/15 07:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bicycles-recommendations?

I have purchased bikes at Walmart for the kids and grandkids but went to a local Bike Shop for the bike I needed. I try to ride at least 25 miles a week on a bike trail close to our home. I went to the bike shop because at 6'3" I needed the bike to fit. I would up with a Schwinn Searcher XL Hybrid Bike (Trail/Road) for $350.00. It fits great. The bikes at Walmart are also a very good deal but are certainly not the same as the bike shop bikes. There gears are a lower quality. That being said the bikes I purchased at Walmart are still working very good. They are not used as often as I use my bike but that is my point. If you ride your bike daily then spend a litttle more to get a bike that fits you especially if you are over 60 years old.
Richmcm 03/13/15 09:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Campground in Maryland

Cherry hill park 9800 Cherry Hill Rd Hyattsville, MD 20740 United States
Richmcm 03/03/15 09:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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