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RE: Manufacturers making defective tires

Changing to a higher rated tire and better mfg may have to to an aluminum wheel since steel wheels are not rated for as much pressure as the larger size in G H and so on tires.
down home 10/24/14 12:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Tires always lose air in storage is this normal?

The super expensive Continental 5ps on the C63 lose air at about 10 lb ovr three months indoors. There use to be some compound you can spread on the inside of tires to stop leakage. Western Auto sold tires that had a red liner in it for that purpose. they're gone of course. Jut get a good gauge. I bought all the best gauges and not one of them works well. The expensive Pirelli brand dial indicator is off by as much as four pounds too low.
down home 10/24/14 12:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Getting expensive

Everything has risen an average of 400%+ since 09 to us. The recent slightly lower fuel costs help a bunch. when there are five vehicles and stores and doctors are from 10 to 120 miles away.
down home 10/23/14 11:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Our Prayers to Our Canadian brothers

I really like the Canadian Side. You can get to the water or just about anywhere on Crown land.At least you could. Not sure what 9/11 did to it. The American side everybody was/is fenced off no access it is all industrial or run down investment properties. I fished west of, near the Soo Locks and caught nice Salmon and some trout and whitefish many years ago. Forget it on the American side. Real nice people, most places. Some don't like us much and want us to pay 20% more to won property and no mineral rights on Crown Land. Three years ago, maybe, we went antiquing the other side of Port Huron on a wrong day. Mondays they are all closed. A nice Canadian Soldier gave a salute, most unusual to me. Asked him about it. It was just their salute. we ate dinner or lunch, depending on what your Mother called it, together. They don't have much table food. Asked for meatball and potatoes. Got one humongeous meat ball, with no seasoning of any kind and a boiled potato, no bread. Should have stopped at Tim Hortons. No place else was open. Really nice Guys, their soldiers. I hope to go back and find a nice place on the lake and ut in a pad, well and not so small building, we can live in if need be without the coach. Got to be the right place where you can launch a boat and not have to repel down a cliff. Just go up connect pump to our generator and fill tanks and connect to sewer tanks. They have to be pumped since rock won't perk too well. Have a pool company mold a hard fiberglass cap reinforced , of course to turn over thepad while gone and locked down.
down home 10/23/14 11:43pm Around the Campfire
RE: Annuities, cashback cards & stuff

I sold a lot of Annuities but to Clients that they suited. They are high commission high profit for the Insurance companies. Return is low but guaranteed for your life. Your spouse generally receives the same payment for period in the contract. 10 years 20 years and so forth after if you die within that time. After that time nothing unless joint annuity etc. There are variable annuities and others. there are many new contracts since I quit, I'm sure. Our Brokers keep trying to transfer some of our retirement into some contracts because of threats of stability in the markets and high commissions. I don't know if you have continuing income or anything or amount. I wouldn't dare try suggestions. You may be interested in talking to the trust departments of your bank and investment firms on deferred trust etc. Income goes in and no taxes. You take out some and pay income tax on that. There are other stipulations and if you can play it is good way to go. Whoever or whatever the trust is gets the remaining account. All the other stuff you asked about is a waste of time and knock ono our, or your intelligence, since I can't even type these days..
down home 10/23/14 11:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Are Most Class A Motorhome Owners Hermits?

RVing has evolved from camping or at least changed a bit. We sleep in later, in the Mh than if we could still survive a tent on cold hard ground. Got all the goodies inside might s well use them. It gets too hot back inside. We spend a lot more time away from the Mh once we figured out how to get the new routines down. The evenings we generally have some Folks over for supper and cards. If it is cool enough outside we have a campfire and sit out there. We find ourselves escaping smoke many times in the MH. People still believe green wet wood burns, just as well and the more funky and a little garbage sprinkled in, the better. Percentage wise we are gone 80% of most days.
down home 10/22/14 08:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Waterless washing of rv

See quite a few doing it but.....The dust and dirt there is transferred to the cloth etc and it leaves lots and lots of spider webbing and some not so small. scratches. May not be able to see them close up in right light or the first two or three times. If it was painted black rest assured people would scream. Good rinse and wash and rinsing pad or cloth between loading with soap solution helps to keep spider webbing and bigger scratching away. Campground allow it if you let their service providers of choice wash it for big sums many times.
down home 10/22/14 06:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Satellite TV. Service

DirecTV uses spot beams, so if you travel a state or two away, you will loose locals. They will change service location twice a year without a Hastle. Dish will willing change more often. It is against DirecTV's service agreement to have service at two locations on a single contract. But people do it. They do have contracts with distant network services for RV's that gives NY or LA locals anywhere you travel. Direct refused to install service at new home. The insisted that we had to move service from our old home and so forth and pay a much higher price. We didn't have direct, at our old home. It is in our RV. I went round and round with idiot woman, so did my wife. Went to Sams and bought good deal, but this idiot woman somehow got hold of the account and wouldn't do it. Kept insisting we move service from our old home. No amount of reasoning got this this woman. Finally bought in my name. So we have two accounts. The one in RV is still listed at the old address and no amount of calling or reasoning with this bunch of fools works. The previous Owner had installed cameras and security system. He had receivers and Direct receivers all mounted in basement and distributed to 8 rooms. The ripped out the extra cables for cameras, receivers, and security system. It will take a few thousand dollars to rewire. They manged to kill legislation to let us only receive channels worth watching. Over half are home shopping, and seedy stuff. We lock it out but still pay for it. Channels we want we won't buy because we already pay extortion rates. Once I am able to get about I'm just about ready to put a tower in and antenna.
down home 10/22/14 06:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Satellite TV. Service

DirecTV uses spot beams, so if you travel a state or two away, you will loose locals. They will change service location twice a year without a Hastle. Dish will willing change more often. It is against DirecTV's service agreement to have service at two locations on a single contract. But people do it. They do have contracts with distant network services for RV's that gives NY or LA locals anywhere you travel. Direct refused to install service at new home. The insisted that we had to move service from our old home and so forth and pay a much higher price. We didn't have direct, at our old home. It is in our RV. I went round and round with idiot woman, so did my wife. Went to Sams and bought good deal, but this idiot woman somehow got hold of the account and wouldn't do it. Kept insisting we move service from our old home. No amount of reasoning got this this gibbon. Finally bought in my name. So we have two accounts. The one in RV is still listed at the old address and no amount of calling or reasoning with this bunch of fools works.
down home 10/22/14 06:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: 20% Bio Fuel at Flying J/Pilot

We had biodiesel available here but I don't see the sign any more. Government/ArgiBusiness has determined we will have to get use to it though. When that is all we can get winter operation, we may have to add a fuel heater. Our 05 does not have one. Biocides are going to have to be a real consideration, for vehicles that sit a bit with biodiesel in the tank. I put some in every year. When it starts showing up in storage tanks, at Retailers, it will be a nightmare. I wonder if they are including any biocide in their fuel?
down home 10/22/14 02:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Manufacturers making defective tires

In 2004 or 5 or so we had Wranglers, from the factory,on the Fifth wheel. While cleaning it and armor alling the tires I noticed all the little broken lines, on a ll the tires around the sidewalls. Dealer said they were fine. We lost three of the tires, in short order. Replaced them with other Goodyears, at a good price. Shouldn't have paid anything. They put the cheapest tires they can find,on these things, to get them out the door, at maximum profit. I've seen quite a few with skirts water lines, wires, etc destroyed, from blown tires, on nicely maintained, clean Trailers and Fifth Wheels. They went to China to obtain cheaper tires, not better quality tires. I don't know where those Wranglers were made. We lost a set, of Michelin tires and nerves to chines valve stems, on our F150. China is not going to be noted for quality any time soon. A few bright spots maybe.
down home 10/22/14 02:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: ......

Nearest neighbor is may 3/8 mile or so. Nearest, in other directions over two miles. I sure ain't going to put food on the porches. Only thing I might put out would be a little more corn, a fair ways from the house. I doubt it or they would hang around long. They probably head for the deeper woods of northern middle Alabama. Who knows? Wildlife seems to be adapting to us better tha nwe are to them.
down home 10/22/14 12:12pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Over Priced Used Motorhomes.

Have been looking for a Used Class A motor home and have come to the conclusion that Nada and Kelly Blue book are misleading with pricing of used RV's. Most people selling a used RV look at these ratings to get an idea of what they should sell there RV for and go with the highest price figuring that they will come down to a lower price when the bartering begins. When talking to an owner of a class A from 1999 to 2001 that are 14 years old and seeing the shape of these RV's, (faded siding, total rust underneath,rubber roof that have had no care, never leaked so why care for it, old tires but still work just fine, no brake work at all, worn interior, etc.etc.)with prices from $24,000 to $20,000 I feel that they are really fooling themselves if they think it will ever sell. Most Rv's have been for sale all summer and now into the fall and still have not sold. I really can't blame the owners, they are only looking to see what other Rv's like there's are selling for and price accordingly. Even tho none of the others have ever sold. Am I way off my rocker and lost too many marbles or do others see this too? I realize RV's are expensive period, but anything 14 years old is rusting and falling apart. Would love to hear what you have to say. Thanks. NADA has two books. One for Dealers and one for everyone else. I assume Kelly does too, or perhaps it is just Internet today. They are not geared to realism but to making money for Dealers. A RV is worth whatever you feel it is or the better price you can find one for. No way would we sell our RV at NADA book values. We know who and how it is maintained. It is far better than what the Dealer would pay. We've seen some really nice older MHs better constructed, originally and in much better than many, new, on the lots, at RV Parks. The People live in them or sue them gently and are always doing something to/for them. I don't remember brands but a 99 Fleetwood built one at the Factory for some minor repair was as clean as a barracks after a GI party. Saw one at a RV Park near Goshen that he war doing some repairs on the door glass. The construction was real quality and the fiberglass/paint had been maintained really good. New tires and everything. Of course it didn't have slides, I think but the thing looked like it was built like a tank. It was for sale and for around 30,000.00 two years ago. It was forty feet and had a Detroit diesel, that looked like new. Sometimes you just run a croos RVs for sale that bear closer examination and you may get a real value.
down home 10/21/14 10:37pm Class A Motorhomes
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down home 10/21/14 10:21pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Never Enough Time

As a kid the impact was hard but at our age I believe it is harder. Thanks for the prose.
down home 10/21/14 10:13pm RV Pet Stop
RE: water pressure

Look at the pump. Water still goes through it. Might be two lines one to hot water and one for cold water side. Pump might have more pressure and force it to the faucet. Unscrew the aerator and see if it comes out. Might have to take the valve out at that water point. There is an obstruction, in the cold water side, pipes, since you took off the filter. If you can squeeze the pex pipes you might giggle it down stream whatever it is and then maybe not. Any RV Plumbers here? Just for the heck ,of it check the fill valve selector. It would seem both sides would be affected if it was only partially in position.
down home 10/21/14 06:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone has taken their turbo apart to clean it? 2003 Cummins

When I had the turbo 79 Mustang the turbo was rebuilt. I haven't see a shop, for that ,in a long time but they are out there. Custom compressor sides and so on. I had been using a blend of true synthetic and dino oil. The dino oil turned into what looked like brown or caramalized sugar granules and did a number on the shaft and bearings. The cost of essentially new turbo was about half. They did not cost anything like what they do today with variable vanes, more than one compressor stage etc. They can be rebuilt obviously but I would want to do it on a junk yard unit first and then still maybe buy it from the pros.
down home 10/21/14 06:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Alabama-Tennessee game Sat. Oct. 25th

post didn't make it apparently. I'm wearing my Tn tie, to Church, tommorie night. Tn is gonna take those Alabama boys.
down home 10/21/14 05:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: Saving $5.00 Bills

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down home 10/21/14 05:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: 20% Bio Fuel at Flying J/Pilot

The stuff makes rubber and plastic hoses and seals and sealing compounds swell and deteriorate. They changed the compounds of the rubber and seals, in newer models, is what I ran across, on this forum or other and sites on Internet at some time. I sure hope we can avoid the 20% stuff or biodiesel all together. I had put in a little to add lubricity and when it was all that was available, in parts of Az etc.I don't look forward to the possibility of replacing a lift pump etc for many thousands of dollars.
down home 10/20/14 04:40pm General RVing Issues
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