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RE: Gas or electric? Which cools fridge faster

Put a bag of ice in it to help cool quicker if you need to.
the bear II 10/15/14 09:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dish or Direct or nothing

Another option which is getting better as technology improves is to use an internet connection to access TV & Movies. Services like ROKU, HULU,VUDU, Netflix, Amazon Prime and more can be accessed over the internet to view TV programs and Movies plus other content. In addition many of the broadcast companies provide streaming of their content from the company's website. The key is to have a good internet connection which can be spotty at RV Parks. They are getting better but the best solution for now is to have your own connection through one of the cell based services. There are associated fees and some of the services are cumbersome to use but they are getting better. In my opinion, this type of internet based entertainment service will eventually replace satelite based service.
the bear II 10/15/14 08:40am Technology Corner
RE: Trailer Mover?

Most wheelchairs are rated under 300lbs however there are some for big folks rated up to 1000lbs.
the bear II 10/14/14 01:29pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Slideout flexes and deforms when retracted

Sounds like some adjustment is needed for the retracting mechanicals or the stop switch. I had to adjust the stop switch beacuse the motor continued to run eventhough the slide had fully retracted. It was beginning to damage the wall around the slide opening.
the bear II 10/14/14 01:24pm Fifth-Wheels

If you compare the actual useable living space of similar sized Class A and Class C the Class A has more useable living space. I find I like driving a Class A better than I do a Class C. Another thing to keep in mind the drivetrain and suspension components for a Class A come from the same used in Commercial Truck fleets. They are designed for up to a million miles of trouble free commercial service. Reliabilty is built in. My choice would be a Class A.
the bear II 10/14/14 01:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Took pics of roof Maybe this is causing the leaks??

Also check the sealant around your windows.
the bear II 10/14/14 10:05am Travel Trailers
RE: How much will my stuff shift when pulling a TT?

For the most part stuff doesn't shift. Once in awhile an aggressive manuever or really rough road will cause something to move. We put heavy items (like coffee maker, portable ice maker, computer) on the floor, sofa or bed. The shelf liner mentioned above works great.
the bear II 10/10/14 07:48am Beginning RVing
RE: Roof Air runs alot

No It will run 24/7 for months at those levels of temps. Just make sure the filter is cleaned and the fins are clear of debris from time to time. Once the temps get above 75 we make sure all window blinds are down or turned so no sun light comes in. We have awnings over each window plus the patio awning all are deployed. Above 80, Guests/kids are told to stay in or out no going in and out. We leave the A/C on 24/7 anytime the temps are over 80 outside. It helps to cool everything down inside and the A/C doesn't have to work as hard to keep it comfortable inside.
the bear II 10/10/14 07:44am General RVing Issues
RE: what needed fot generator

I would go with a 3000 that has a remote start feature. Stay dry inside and push the button on the fob to start the generator.
the bear II 10/09/14 03:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Tent Camping Tips and Tricks

My favorite tip is to buy a 38 foot 5th wheel and stop roughing it...sorry I just had to write this.
the bear II 10/09/14 03:48pm Tent Camping
RE: Cool find on Craigslist!

Our first RV was a Chassis mounted camper on a 1959 International 1 1/2 ton Four Wheel Drive truck. The original owner had it specially built to take trips up to Alaska (Alaskan roads were really rough back then). The camper was built using one inch square tubing covered with aluminum siding. It was insulated and had an interior very similar to the one in the Craigslist ad. It was a tough setup. Worked very well offroad, even in soft sand. Of all of our RVs over the years it is the one I wished I hadn't gotten rid of. We traded it in on a Dodge Ramcharger to tow a new TT we bought. I keep watching Craigslist hoping to see it turn up one day.
the bear II 10/09/14 03:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Full Hookup Issues

The black tank valve stays closed until you need to dump so most of the stuff in the black tank will pressure and gravity flow into the sewer connection then walk the remainder to empty the sewer hose. Grey tank will also flow as it builds up pressure in the hose and then you can wlk the hose to get rid of the rest. You'll be surprised at how little is left that has to be walked. Flipping the axles will solve other problems as well. Helps to eliminate tail dragging in dips, reduces the vacuum caused by semi's going by and will make it easier to traverse rough dirt roads.
the bear II 10/09/14 12:15pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: New to the 5th Wheel world, Colorado

A 40 footer with a slideout or two will give you about 400 square feet of floor space. The good thing about a toy hauler, the garage area provides flexibilty for the space...once the toys are out it can become a bedroom, mancave, office, living room...etc. You'll have 3 areas to get away from each other if needed, Bedroom, living room/kitchen and the garage area. Good luck in this new adventure.
the bear II 10/07/14 01:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camping on the Beach at Pismo?

With aired down tires,one tip I learned is to back into where you want to park above the high tide line. Then before you leave dig out about 6 feet in front of the tires (front & rear) only down a couple of inches. Creating a ramp so you can get on top of the sand instead of dig in. Don't be shy with the throttle when you take off but try not to spin the tires. Do not turn the steering wheel head straight to the hard pack and then make a shallow turn. Your goal is to get as much speed while staying on top of the sand in the soft stuff.
the bear II 10/07/14 12:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pile of wood crumbs/dust

I would guess termites Both of our most recent RVs eventually showed signs of termites. I took them to a campground in the local mountains and let the RVs sit in freezing temps for a week....no more termites. Wish I could do the same for our house.
the bear II 10/06/14 03:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Workamping in Commercial Zoned Business in City Limits

Most cities due to health hazards will require a "permitted" sewer connection and you will need to meet fire codes (fire extinguisher, ventilation, egress requirements...etc) for commercial businesses. And then there are the "beauty" laws...will a parked RV violate the laws meant to keep the city beautiful. It's better to get approval from city hall because your commercial business will be inspected from time to time. That being said I have seen RV's used as living spaces and/or offices on commercial property but was in industrial or unincorporated areas
the bear II 10/06/14 03:16pm Workamping Forum
RE: I Wish I Could Have Put Her On A Leash

Our two dogs if they needed to go would pee or poop on command. They learned to hold it so we could get from the RV to a "Pet Area" and not have an accident on the way there.
the bear II 10/06/14 03:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tires dont line up

If it wasn't caused by turning, you may have an axle alignment problem caused by a curb strike or poorly designed suspension. When we had our axles "Flipped" the factory forgot to add cross braces between the spring shackles. This allowed one of the axles to shift on our first trip. They realigned the axles, added the braces and haven't had a problem since.
the bear II 10/06/14 12:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need new reservoirs-radiator coolant and washer fluid tanks

Auto parts stores used to sell universal washer fluid reservoirs. Don't know if they still do. Otherwise I would just go to a junk yard and find some that fit or can be modified to fit. I fixed a crack in my coolant reservoir with JB Weld...It's been holding for over 10 years.
the bear II 10/06/14 12:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Dealing with Belligerent Campers

Motorcycle gang in large campground. Live band with a Master of Ceremony on a PA system. Lots of cursing in the songs as well as the MC chats in between songs (I felt sorry for campers with kids). After an hour, I called the Police, they broke up the party within 1/2 hour. Only way to handle is to contact management, ranger or police... otherwise you are placing yourself and family at risk. Let the authorities handle it.
the bear II 10/06/14 09:41am Workamping Forum
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