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RE: Funny noise coming from ?

That sound is typical of a cat guts that has come apart.X2
royl 07/21/14 08:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for opinions

Lots of good advice and recommendations so far. Obviously you are not alone in your suffering or your hope. The decisions you face have been faced and overcome before. I would ask that your keep an open mind, don't ever give up hope and DO NOT let your life be defined by this disease! Admittedly, I have never been in your shoes, so I don't know what I would do, but I want to think my advice is still good. My plan, at 66, is to do whatever I can afford. My wife and I will enjoy our travel till we can't, but we have decided together to keep our joy in front of us and not be overcome by immediate circumstances. Please be as happy as you can be, and know that there are lots of folks who don't even know you, who are praying for you. Thank you.
royl 07/01/14 06:15pm Full-time RVing
RE: Looking for opinions

We are hosting at a State Park now in New Mexico and the park manager is aware of my condition so he told me to do whatever I feel like doing and other than that he just wants me to be the eyes and ears of the park. We are committed here until October and the park manager kind of would like us to stay through the winter as well. It is good for me so I think we will stay. I have pretty well decided to stay here until spring if we can. The wife wants to attend her school reunion in Los Angels in October and visit her parents in Oregon sometime this winter, we can do these by car. Then I believe we will start back east by way of South Dakota, Niagara Falls, then down the east coast back to Florida. That way I can get the wife's bucket list out of the way. I hope to find a cheap lot to buy for the RV somewhere close to the family and my hospital in the Florida Panhandle. I don't believe I ever want a house again, I can stay in the motorhome much cheaper and it requires a lot less maintenance. We can always do part time RV'ing from there as long as I am able, just not so far away as what we are now.
royl 07/01/14 02:47pm Full-time RVing
RE: Looking for opinions

My wife will not travel without me even though she loves it now. She has said she would probably return to Austria where she grew up or back to Florida near the kids and Grandkids.
royl 06/30/14 08:48pm Full-time RVing
RE: Looking for opinions

I have been treated at a major military medical facility, the VA hospital and my Oncologist is from the Mayo clinic as well as the University of Iowa Prostate Cancer study group has reviewed my case so I am pretty confident on my diagnoses. I do plan to return to Florida close to our family when I get too sick to travel anymore. My wife has plenty of support with our large family so I feel she will be fine. I just worry that they may be wrong and I may live a long time yet and if we spend our savings traveling now then we would be too poor to travel later. I just am not ready for a sticks and brick again yet, so it's either continue to workamp and travel later or travel now. Wow, gives me a headache!
royl 06/30/14 08:45pm Full-time RVing
Looking for opinions

We sold our house and hit the road three years ago. We actually started fulltiming early due to my health. I am retired from the military so we have a small income, we bought an older motorhome and car for cash so we have no payments. I am now 60 years old and have non-curable very aggressive prostate cancer that has started to spread a little. So far we have workamped most of the time to save money. The dilemma we are facing is do we do the traveling we want to do and spend our money we have in savings counting on the fact that the doctors are right and I only have a few more years to live, or do we continue to save so we don't run out of money and be forced off the road. We don't make enough to replace any money we spend traveling and my retirement will not allow for travel, only for month to month living? I have life insurance to take care of the DW went I pass away so that is not an issue. I can no longer work a regular job and my wife has some issues that don't allow her to work eight hours a day so saving more money is impossible. I am hoping maybe some of you might have some opinions that I have not thought of. I have been losing sleep thinking about this and need to make a decision soon. Thanks for letting me vent anyway.
royl 06/30/14 07:55pm Full-time RVing
RE: 1996 Ford F53 Vapor Locking

A fuel injected motor will not vapor lock. The problem is the poor quality fuel pump that ford put in them. The late 97 models and up had the updated pump in them from the factory. Mine was built in December of 97 and I have had no fuel problems. I did also install the full Banks intake and exhaust system and the transmission control module, best money ever spent. It runs much cooler, pulls the hills much better and the fan clutch rarely locks in now unless it is over 90 degrees or so.
royl 06/29/14 09:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Improving fuel efficiency with heavy vehicles

"Let it lug (applies to diesel engines) " I don't think so! That's NOT the sweet spot! Maybe BIG rigs but not pickups! I have always wondered about this. Can someone more knowledgeable than myself elaborate on this. I always thought that if you were in the highest gear possible at the lowest rpm while maintaining the speed you want to travel at would be your best MPG. Is this not right? Or does this hurt the eng? No you want to operate at your maximum torque rpm. If you look at the specs on your vehicle it will list the rpm where you are at max torque. Forget horsepower, the torque is what matters. Mine is at 62 mph and that is where I stay, if I try to run 55 my transmission is constantly shifting up and down wasting fuel.
royl 06/28/14 09:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Direct TV..Rude Rep..What are the rules?

It depends on how long you have been a Directv customer. I had the same problem so I told them to transfer me to the customer retention department, when I talked with them they said I was grandfathered in because of my long time customer status. The FCC ruled recently that satellite providers can't transfer your local service except between your home and a permanent vacation home. So if you have had service for a long time with them ask for customer retention and talk with them about it.
royl 06/23/14 08:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ZEP/Red Max Pro

I preped mine very well and applied the Zep 2 years ago. We spent the last two winters in Florida but spent the summers in the desert southwest. Mine is peeling badly on all the dark color sections of the motorhome, the white still looks great. I put on about six coats so I believe it was too thick and cracked because of the hot dark colored sections. I am now trying to get it off and yes it is a hard job. The stripper softens the paint and did ruin part of one of my doors so I am back to ammonia only which is much slower. I am not sure at this point whether I will reapply two coats or just leave it off. I would not recommend using it if you plan to spend any time in the extreme temperatures of the desert.
royl 06/18/14 05:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking at buying a 1996 Winnebago Vectra Grand tour 36'

Condition and upkeep is everything. My 98 Itasca by Winnebago still has all the original appliances, we are in the New Mexico desert and at 100 degrees my A/C units are keeping me at 75 degrees and the refrigerator is holding 35 degrees, the hot water heater is working like it should. The older appliances were built to last so if they work like they should on inspection don't worrry about them. I have seen 2 year old units needing refrigerators replaced and having A/C failures so age is not a factor. Check it out well or better yet pay an inspector to check it out for you.
royl 06/09/14 04:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Post deleted?

You are very right, now that we are gone from there we have much better and fun things to do with our time. My posts are all deleted and we will just chalk that one up to a bad experience and move on.
royl 05/19/14 09:15am Workamping Forum
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royl 05/18/14 07:43pm Workamping Forum
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royl 05/18/14 08:48am Workamping Forum
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Oh and by the way I had to post that the jobs were filled because I could find no way of deleting my posts. Actually there are now three openings there now as the others have left the park also so here is your chance to work there.
royl 05/17/14 10:23pm Workamping Forum
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royl 05/17/14 10:17pm Workamping Forum
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royl 05/17/14 07:05pm Workamping Forum
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royl 05/17/14 07:00pm Workamping Forum
RE: Why are camping world product reviews screened?

royl, Thank you for your time and post. If able could you provide the dates you posted your product review. Product reviews are not screened or censored unless needed due to bad language. Thank you in advance for working with me in this matter. Mark F Marcus' Rapid Response Team goodsamcs@goodsamfamily.com It's been too long now for me to remember that. I will submit another review of the product and see if it gets squashed again. I can tell you that I did replace the fan again in March and it is running at about 1/2 speed right now. The solar panel had cracked and discolored from the sun and I just replaced it two days ago. The fan still is running very slow. This is just a poorly made product and certainly not worth the price I paid for it.
royl 05/17/14 11:16am Camping World Accessories
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royl 05/17/14 11:12am Workamping Forum
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