Getting around city streets is usually no problem for us. Driving on a street with lots of trees and you can see where larger truck trailers keep the branches trimmed usually around 13 feet 6 inches. Or if there is a low clearance signs are posted and you just don't use that street. Parking on a street should be no different. If the curb side of the street, where you park is less than 13 feet 6 inches, they should say so!
Those awning eaters are sometimes lower at the curbside than in the traffic lane and trees should be maintained or post with the low clearance sign. Rubbed against one today. I knew it was low, so I stopped and wife got out in front of me and gave me the "it's OK" to come forward hand signal. We parked and we walked down to a farmers market type thing. Came back in about hour an 1/2 and didn't give it a second thought and as I was leaving rubbed against a branch from next tree up and ruffed up the awning.
Parking on a street (where it is legal to park)is apart of the street is it not? City's and towns should either keep them trimmed or post what the height is. IMOI agree, unless the street Is off limits to trucks or large vehicles, they should maintain their obstacles. I recently, on a main road, from a cg, the city had a detour set up onto and under trees that raked the side and took off my fm antenna. this is Bs, on a cg street? other areas too with really narrow lanes, with the street leaning and utility poles set next to the curb, this happens on numbered roads. give me a break..
That is what I'm doing in NC. My daughters address is where my mail goes, we changed our drivers license and voter registration too. She opens my mail when we are on the road, lets me know how much the bills are and I pay them online. Most bills send me a email anyway. Works great for me, of course we do stay there for a few weeks to visit the grandkids, then we are off again. Seemed much better than a mail forwarding service.all counties are not taxed the same, especially in NC, might want to check, depending on vehicles owned, UPS locations have mail boxes, works for us in NC.
I understand what you are saying, we too have had that happen, maybe an hour out, call in and they say,yea, we have 1 site left, have to have that CC# right then, when we get there, there are sites all over that is obvious that are not rented.
But traveling this spring and summer in the N.west I can say there were several times when we called that they said just come on in we have plenty of sites. I really don't like giving CC# out over the phone. Just Me., we have had our card compromised several times.
...My fan kicks in at 210 and the temp goes to 180 and then starts back up when the fan stops...
How can you tell when the fan comes on and goes off?
The silverleaf will show a variance in the Temp., usually when pulling a grade you will see the temp rise to maybe 210-215 and then start dropping back, depending how steep and how long the grade is..,and at some point the temp will appear in large print on the Silverleaf, don't know exactly what temp, I think I was near 220 when it appeared, long steep grade, but did not go any higher.
With all that said, you can also control your temp by using the proper gear to handle the grade, keeping the RPM at the correct setting, I go around 2,000 or a little above, that will keep the temp in check also, never let the engine get behind the curve.
My ISL runs around the high 190s. Hotest it ever got was crossing the Rockies...207.
Mine is about the same on running and climbing temps.
PS: I would definitely check everything before changing the Controller!! Suppose to be a couple of sensors located in the system somewhere. And My Controller is different than yours, mine is located on the frame in the lower left by the radiator., but the temp. settings are regulated by the ECM on my coach, there are a varity of positions that you can choose(different settings for each speed, when it probes the fan to change speeds). Yours may be different. Not all shops are created equal, you may have to call Kevin Waite.
I also like the Tecma, I usually clean mine when we move, I use White Vinegar and Liquid dish soap, with about 5 gal of water, empty when I get hooked back up.
And for the san-a-con, I adapted my sewer connector to fit a 1" flexible hose, purchased from "adventure.net", I have used it exclusively for the past 2yrs without a problem., just takes a little longer to dump the black tank., I might add that we use the Washer and also have a D/W that also drains through that 1" hose., just do a thorough flushing when empty the Black tank. Marvin
Motor replaced last fall. It has worked properly all season. While prepping for a departure in a couple days I see that neither the inside nor outside switch will activate the motor. I confirmed the power switch is on, and it shows the red light. I checked the fuse in the front electrical panel. It is a CB type (I'm not an electrical guy, I assume that means circuit breaker). My meter shows continuity across the pins of the fuse and 12.6 volts across the fuse socket. Is there another lockout, or another fuse somewhere I need to check?
Thanks!On top of the Motor there is a couple of pins that you can connect a jumper wire or possibly check for power, you can jumper to any 12v source and see if the motor is working. I have a fuse in the cabinet inside for mine., but checking directly at the motor is the best way. Marvin
Your inverter is probably proggramed to conserve power when pluged into the lower amp service, there may be a setting in the parameters to allow the inverter to charge the batteries only, no house power. Check your manual. Most inverters will conserve the small amount of power for house use only andby default, not chg the batteries.
If you decide to purchase an inverter, do a lot of shopping on the internet. I just replaced my 3000PSW Xantrex, it had a fault code that I could not reset, I replaced it with a Magnum 2812 PSW a few days ago., I purchased it on line from imarine, at a price well below any others. I also had to replace the remote inside the Coach. I have 4-8D Lifeline Batteries, 255Amps each.
I still have the Xantrex, and the remote, not sure if it can be repaired or not, have not checked with anyone, but would be will to let it go for the right price.
I'm considering upgrading the MSW 2500 watt inverter.
Which 3000 watt (12 volt input) inverter would you pick and why?I think the first answer would be how many and what type bstteties you plan to use., don't think you willget much AC use on 2 batteries.
I map our route, then locate places we want to stay. I then look on www.woodalls.com and locate the actual city of a couple of campgrounds. Then I check the reviews on www.rvparkreviews.com to narrow down to one. Once we arrive, we make the decision on how long to stay. If we like it, we take advantage of their weekly rate. We have found that if we arrive from Sunday thru Thursday early in the day we can usually find a site unless it's a holiday or special event is going on in the area. If we want a popular area in their peak season, we make reservations, otherwise, we take our chances. Most Corps of Engineers park and state parks are booked solid on the weekends during the summer. We can usually find a few days open there during the week. We use Passport America and Good Sam for discounts and take advantage of weekly and monthly rates. Even some KOA's have monthly rates that are not posted on their websites.just wondered if you go back to the same places, frequently, or always looking for other good places, parks etc.
We have, and do use rvparksreview, but have lost confidence in it because of the wide range of complaints vs praises. Woodalls, GS, does a lot of puffing, like some of these burger commercials, the picture doesn't match the real thing. We have noticed that some parks are not listed at all, not that we could find., the information here is always good, so thanks for that.
We have to start using the weekly or monthly rates more often.
All good advice, but the Lien holder is not going to release the title until it has the money., if the seller does not have the funds to pay off loan you will have to go to plan B, (usually due to privacy rights the loan co. cannot discuss any part of the financing with you).
In my purchase I paid the Seller a Partial Payment, used an attorney to handle the Sale, I received a bill of sale from Fl.(a printed form used by the state), I also took position of the MH at that time, insurance co will insure you with the bill of sale., so if any damage occurs you will be able to deal directly with the insurance co., I was told that it was legal for me to use his registration until the title arrived. The Attorney dealt with the Bank and mailed me a title in about a week. In my case all went well., attorney fees was $150. which we split.
We have been FT since Dec 2012, Also like to travel, problem, Finding CG's that meet our requirements, Clean, Neat, Polite Host and Workers, with decent sites, large enough not to hear your neighbor snore., or what other things they might do., also while traveling, the Cost of Daily Stays, especially in area that one might want to visit. Hard to get park service, coe, or other sites on a short notice., we do not like to make long term reservations. I know if you can stay by tht week or Month that will save money, but some of the parks are not that good that one wants to stay for a lengthy stay., I know it may be us, spoiled, cement pads etc. Where do you go when you want to sit a spell? We do visit Myrtle Beach for extended stays., kinda Home Base;we also like to use our Golf Cart..Also go to Fl during the Season. But would like other place or places to roam a little., mostly east of the Mississippi River.
I did read where florida now has approved a version of the gas lsv, and golf cart for use on public streets, along with the electric version. You can also apply for a vin no., but once registered it cannot be reversed, it must be a tax thing.
We are in myrtle beach quiet often, own a golf cart, registered, cost 5bucks, it is very convinent to go to the groc store, out to eat and the beach, which I may add has special parking for GC's. They have as much right to be on their designated streets as any other vehicles.,, sorry about the bashers
It seems that a lot of states has regulation regarding the use of LSV's or NEV's aka Golf Carts. But I think that the Ultimate decision is regulated by the local jurisdiction., that is why I ask the question here, thought someone may have traveled in area that Golf Carts were used on the City Streets., I have read about a few in Ky., Kinda like a Moped, Golf Carts have no VIN# therefore cannot be registered as a MV.
Golf Carts and LSV are becoming more and more common in Campgrounds, and RV Resorts, not only as transportation around the Park but also as a method to travel around some of the streets and roads of the areas.
I know of the Villages in Fl, and Myrtle Beach, Does anyone know of other areas, not just the Park itself, but the Local Area, we enjoy riding our Cart, which I might add is Street Legal, and has Insurance. We would like to know of others, I'm sure there must be some.
Yea, we stayed there about a month ago, it was rainy and stormy, and the owner was very nice, some of the lots were too wet for us, because it had rained for several days, so he said take any lot you feel comfortable with, very nice people, would defiantly stay there again.