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RE: Norcold fridge "cycling"

Sounds like you may have a problem. Cycling should be in the 15 to 30 minute range at minimum.
the bear II 12/23/14 01:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Finally got a new TT!

Good choice and enjoy it.... How can you stand to wait until May.
the bear II 12/23/14 12:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: A request for cigarette smokers

Not disappointed at all...all expectations have been met.:W
the bear II 12/23/14 12:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bunk Room Modification

Have seen and read about several modifications to bunk area.... -Replaced bunks with a desk setup -Setup bunks to hold pet carriers for show dogs -Use storage containers stacked and secured in the bunks for craft supplies. -Another RV'er kept his inventory of products he sold at fairs & flea markets in the bunks. So the answer is yes....make the RV fit your needs.
the bear II 12/23/14 12:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Upstate SC to Grand Canyon; 4 weeks - what would you do?

Sounds like a good trip. While in the area of the Grand Canyon be sure to take a side trip to Bryce and Zion Canyons... Petrified Forest is a quick drive through and interesting to see on your way or way back along I-40 Mt Rushmore if you decide to take a northern route home.
the bear II 12/23/14 12:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: Attwood 8500 furnace

Since I added an electric fireplace with 1800 watt heater in the space previously occupied by a drawer and shelf for a radio we haven't needed to use our forced air heater. It's amazing how quickly the electric heater takes away the chill and keeps the 400 sq foot 5th wheel toasty.
the bear II 12/23/14 12:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Champion voltage fluctuation

I don't know it's kind of fun to watch light bulbs bright and dim every second or so... You might need to put a load on it to get a true picture of the volts. I'm guessing it may not flucuate with a load. I'd try an old appliance or hair dryer with a lot of draw to see what happens. an autoformer would help smooth out the voltage. But then you lose the savings you got on Black Friday.
the bear II 12/23/14 11:11am Tech Issues
RE: Why you chose the TV you did

Originally my plan was to buy an HDT. Based on reading this forum, escapees forum and other RV forums an HDT is the safest TV for heavier 5th Wheels. The RV'ers who have had 3500/350 or 4500/450s and then switched to an HDT all said they would never go back. They sighted two major factors Safety and Ride Comfort both loaded and empty. Since HDTs are designed to haul freight for at least a million trouble free miles a well kept used one with 300,000 up to 600,000 miles on it still has a lot of life left to give. You can get a nice used HDT for $25 to $40K and register it in most states as a motorhome with some additions like a sink, microwave and refrigerator in the sleepercab. You won't need a CDL if it's registered as a MH. I went to test drive an HDT and realized my DW and 92 year old dad would never be able to climb up into one without the use of a lift of some sort. I settled for my 2007 Chevy C4500 Kodiak dually crewcab which had been upfitted by Monroe Trucks. It makes towing our 15000 lb 5th wheel a dream. It feels so much safer than our previous C3500 dually crewcab. I no longer worry about going up or going down 6 to 10 % grades it tackles them like the trailer isn't there. The turning radius on the MDT and HDT is much better than a 2500/250 or 3500/350. This helps with manuevering in tight campgrounds or camp spots.
the bear II 12/23/14 10:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: A request for cigarette smokers

Wait for it..... Wait for it.... Wait for it.....
the bear II 12/23/14 09:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Should we be considering other brands/models?

We bought the one my DW liked. If she's happy , I'm happy.
the bear II 12/23/14 09:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Source for wiper refills

For us old timers, blade refills are becoming a thing of the past. Most manufacturers have stopped producing just the blade refills. They've gone to complete heads as replacements. Most heads have blades that are molded into the head, no way to replace just the blade. You now need to buy the complete wiper head. Unfortunately the material used for wiper blades now days is lousy. The blades barely last a year. You can still find blade refills but you'll need to search for them. I've given up and just buy the replacement heads.
the bear II 12/23/14 09:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Suggestions for older pickup to tow 18k lbs 40'+ FW

For your family's safety, you want way more capacity truck than one that is at maximum capacity. It's the stopping that becomes dangerous when near max capacity. Steep downhill grades will fade brakes quickly. A MDT or HDT would be the way to go but you'll need at least $20K to pick up a well kept older one.
the bear II 12/23/14 08:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Onan 4KYFA26100K GAS

Mine will from time to time after sitting for months without being properly stored..... take several tries before it runs. There will be many starts and run for couple of seconds then dies. Eventually 5 or 6 tries it will stay running but may die after a minute...then restart and it continues to run. You do need to wait after a couple of tries to prevent flooding.
the bear II 12/22/14 07:46am Tech Issues
RE: Pumping gasoline into a diesel tank

Read about it in forums over the years. Easy to do if not paying attention and drive a gasser most of the time. Just the other day, I went to reach for the gas nozzle instead of diesel at the station where I always fill up my car. Luckily I caught myself like you did before I filled up the truck....
the bear II 12/19/14 02:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: lab work needed while snowbirding

X3 LabCorp
the bear II 12/19/14 12:41pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Ca. trip in Feb looking for beach and wine country RV parks

For a stop over... Quartsite or Joshua Tree depending on which route you take. There really isn't a good choice near Santa Barbara other than the State Parks which are sometimes booked solid, noisy and no extras... North of Santa Barbara is Ocean Mesa RV Resort... high priced but nice it is not on the water side of Hwy 101 but is high enough you get some water views. North of Santa Barbara in Buellton is Flying Flags RV Resort there are wineries in the area and it is near Solvang (tourist destination). It is inland right off of Hwy 101 Pismo Beach area has some good RV parks. Coast state campgrounds around Morro Bay & San Simeon (Hearst Castle) are good. Another Wine Area is in Southern California around the City of Temecula. There are lots of great RV Parks nearby plus casinos. Our favorite is the Rancho California RV Resort east of Temecula. Unfortunately, they only accept 30 foot plus Class A or 5th wheels. Another favorite in the area is Tucalota Springs http://www.tucalotasprings.com/
the bear II 12/17/14 03:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Advice needed on small towable truck

Lots of RVers use jeeps as a dinghy. I've seen some with a motorcycle rack on the back of the jeep for lightweight bikes (like a dirt bike). Others have used a special lift on their motorhome to carry a large road bike but still be able to hitch up a dinghy at the same time Something like this --- http://www.cruiserlift.com/cruiserlift.html
the bear II 12/17/14 02:57pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Anyone ever hear of a Vogue III Luxery motorhome?

Like the others have said it was the MH to own at the time. Concern on something that old is how well was it maintained...especially preventative maintenance.
the bear II 12/17/14 10:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CA camping trip being planned South Coastal areas

San Diego- my choice would be Chula Vista RV Resort. It's a 5 star park in my opinion located at the south end of San Diego bay. It's close to all of the San Diego area attractions. Heading north your choices may be hard to get into. San Clemente State Park is nice but only 2 hours north of San Diego. I would try Rincon Parkway north of Ventura. It's a first come first get county campground right on the ocean. Best views for the money. Boondocking at it's best. If you arrive on Sunday thru Wednesday by 9-10AM you usually can get a spot. Next choice north is in Buellton. Flying Flags RV Resort. It's a little inland but very nice full hookup park. Or Jalama State Beach- great ocean camping. Windy... Great burgers at the snack shack. Road to get there is two lane narrow and curvy. Morro Bay state park in San Luis Obispo area.
the bear II 12/17/14 08:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Faucets Upgrade

On our shower I was able to remove the hose and showerhead and replaced it with an off the shelf unit with on/off button from Lowes. Great addition because the new hose is a foot longer.
the bear II 12/17/14 07:53am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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