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RE: Life expectancy of pickup campers...

No RV made is designed to be left in the weather, unoccupied, unheated, 24-7-365; period. My old 12 year old RV looked new, because both owners kept it undercover. My current rig has been garaged since it arrived. Buy the best camper you can, and treat it with care and it can last decades.
n7bsn 11/21/14 01:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Bent plate

Ya, you need to replace everything that is bent. Unfortunately that might mean replacing the entire hitch. The document on the Superglide do warn that "damage may occur" in this type of situation.
n7bsn 11/20/14 08:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Have you been to Yellowstone in the winter?

Many times, I lived nearby for years. Skied, snow-shoed, snow-mobile, etc. Lots of fun for me. If you can't handle cold and snow, and maybe more cold, don't go.
n7bsn 11/20/14 06:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How much snow is too much.

1991 we had rain, freezing rain, snow and then more freezing rain. The snow part was about 2 ft. The weight was so high RV roofs collapsed. But then so did the Alberstons Grocery, the college library, the NAPA auto parts store, car-ports, patios, etc. Several marinas sank (snow load on the boat-houses, and docks). The year before we had three feet of just snow and nothing (much) was damaged. So it's weight, not just feet.
n7bsn 11/20/14 06:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: 3-step entry unit broken

The steps are all very much the same size. I've never seen any replacement parts, flamingstar fixed his with a bolt, I fixed mine with a chunk of angle-stock and my welder.
n7bsn 11/20/14 06:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New OTA Antenna

Actually been talked about a couple times already. As I noted in one of the discussions, it's still right on the roof line and subject to shading by the roof A/C, etc. There are two truisms on antennas. Height it Might and Size rules all. Higher and bigger is better then lower and smaller.
n7bsn 11/20/14 06:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Long shot, anyone used WA state as home base?

... (yes I know, cancelling voter registration does not guarantee that I won't get selected for jury duty, but it reduces it. I was the presiding juror (foreman) on a criminal trial and I don't want to be the foreman again, because the foreman is the one who has to sign their name to the verdict sheet.) Due to Washington's Motor/Voter law you will once more be both a voter and subject to jury duty in the next cycle, which I think (?) is 2016. A friend, who has never voted nor registered got a jury duty call this fall.
n7bsn 11/20/14 06:10pm Full-time RVing
RE: Long shot, anyone used WA state as home base?

RE: Washington DOL and PO Boxes If you "live" in one of the small-towns that have a PO but do NOT do to-the-door mail delivery the Washington DOL will exempt you from the "only mail to street addresses" Well, they also exempt you if you are in one of their "confidential street address" programs. A friend is in one (stalker) and her Drivers License does not even list her street address on it.
n7bsn 11/20/14 01:14pm Full-time RVing
RE: Watch CBC videos / shows from USA?

There are a couple web sites that you can use to go through to "de-country"ize your IP. Example so you can watch BBC shows from the US. Do a search for "TV EXPAT" and find one that works for the CBC
n7bsn 11/18/14 10:48am Snowbirds
RE: Aluminum vs Wood construction

You will find that both methods are used by high-end builders, like your examples, and low-end builders. It comes down to workmanship, which in your examples are both excellent. Personally I would go with which ever rig suits your needs best.
n7bsn 11/18/14 10:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question, F53 and F450, is the same

Example several model years (at least) the F53 and F450 used different air-filters for the V10 engine.
n7bsn 11/18/14 07:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New RV Park Reviews website is now online

Worked nice two problems I tried to do a review from March 2014 and date field would not let be go back that far. Search at the top of the first page does not work IE I put in Redway, Ca I know "before" the visit had to be within the last 6 months, I assume that is still true
n7bsn 11/16/14 08:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Montana LLC

I know that's not the firm a lot recommend, not that I know anything about them. I do know that Nevada is one of the states that fines Nevada residents that get a Montana LLC. Since you full-time, why not move your "home" to a more friendly state like South Dakota or Texas?
n7bsn 11/16/14 08:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Construction methods?

It really comes down to workmanship. Name a construction method, it's probably used by both "low" and "high" end builders. But as far as dual-pane vrs single. I've had both, I will never go back to single
n7bsn 11/15/14 06:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Licensing questions

Consider this: Driving your RV in any state is clearly personal use Driving your truck and livestock trailer across state lines may be business use. Clearly if you were driving to say a "Horse Show", it might be personal. But if you were going to buy or sell livestock???? Isn't the very definition of interstate commerce crossing a state line for commercial purposes?
n7bsn 11/15/14 06:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winter living In Wyoming

a wealth of info here
n7bsn 11/13/14 08:51pm Full-time RVing
RE: TV antenna

The only real difference in antennas is some of the "old" TV antennas don't work on the UHF channels (old analog 14 on up), while some of the "new" digital TV antennas don't work on the VHF channels (old analog 2 to 13). While today most "digital" channels actually broadcast on UHF, although some still (or again) broadcast on VHF. So the best antenna is one that gets both VHF and UHF
n7bsn 11/13/14 06:45pm Technology Corner
RE: Privately Owned Parks that Just Do Not Want Your Business

Not too surprising, reviews are either loved it or hated it link
n7bsn 11/13/14 11:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Winter RV camping

People manage in Montana and North Dakota, wetter-washington temps are nothing compared to those. It all depends on how much you want to do, really. Since cold seldom lasts more then a few days I might just not worry. If temps go low enough the heated hose freezes up, take it off, leave the spigot at dribble and live off your tanks. Odds are temps will go up in just a couple days. There are "outlier" periods, like 1990 when the lows hit zero and the highs were like 20. But that's like every 30 years.
n7bsn 11/13/14 10:29am Full-time RVing
RE: Using propane heater exhaust as a outside heat source?

Just about every RV has the same basic model of furnace. Tech wise these furnaces are about as efficient as home propane furnaces of 30 years ago. RV furnaces haven't really changed much since the first blower-type propane furnaces were installed in an RV. I suspect the companies really don't see enough of a demand for them to try and get RV furnaces as nearly as efficient as home ones. The same could be said for water-heaters
n7bsn 11/12/14 11:08pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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