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RE: For those who _insist_ on a unique RV

I expected to see APRIL FOOLS!!! at the end of the description.
the bear II 04/09/14 03:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: I've Got DUST

It may not be dust.... RV'ers have reported a dust covering everything inside their RV. It turned out it is a type of mold. Cold/hot changes, moisture (humidity) and a tightly closed up RV creates this type of mold. When the mold is dry it looks like dust.
the bear II 04/09/14 02:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Silly question about hooking up hot water outside

What you saw is probably the high pressure release valve. Usually they don't have a threaded spigot but you may be able to jerry-rig something to attach to the spigot and then open the valve by flipping up the lever that is on top of the valve to get hot water to flow. Your best bet would be to have a plumber or handyman tie into the hot water system and plumb a spigot into an outside compartment for your use.
the bear II 04/09/14 01:54pm Family Camping
RE: camping with a big dog

A good obedience trainer will be able to solve the problem for you. The city we live in has an obedience class as part of their recreation & parks program. The fee is cheap and it's a 6 week class. We took both our our dogs through the class. One graduated at the top of her class. The other graduted towards the bottom but as I worked with her,she got better. The one technique they taught in class seemed to work best for stopping a barking/whining problem. The trainer took a metal lunch pail and put a few small rocks in it. She taped it closed. Anytime a dog does something you don't want them to do, you say their name sternly along with a firm 'No" and then throw the lunch pail down to the ground. It took about a week of doing this to get our dogs to stop barking at other dogs in the campground. This may work for your dog.
the bear II 04/07/14 02:26pm Family Camping
RE: Ordering from Factory or??

I spent over a year trying to find what I wanted...it didn't really matter if it was new or used I just had a particular truck with a specific setup in mind. It was impossible to find a new one but several dealers were more than willing to order one. Price would have been similar to if they had one on the lot. Problem was I needed a truck and the model year change was close so they couldn't order one yet and it would be at least 6 weeks before one would show up after it was ordered. I did find a used one that met my needs and it looked like it had never been used as a truck. During the test drive it became evident the truck had problems. Of course carfax didn't show anything. But I was certain the right front of the truck had been hit and fixed. The dealer would not negotiate the price eventhough it had a bad rattle and pulled to the right really bad. It was a cetified used car to boot. Whoever certified it sure didn't know what they were doing. I did finally find a truck that met my needs, plus I got a really good deal on it...thanks to diesel prices being $5.00 per gallon at the time. So keep looking and don't be afraid to look across country...for example Carmax will shipp a vehicle to a local Carmax dealer for a price so you can look it over. They do show a lot of photos for each vehicle. I found a truck about 300 mile away and luckily my brother lived nearby he took for a test drive and gave it a thumbs up but then I found the truck I like.
the bear II 04/07/14 01:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Wow, Pop Ups are now a rip off!

We have stored our RVs at 3 different privately owned storage lots. The first lot was basically a dirt lot with a fence. No problems except when it rained one section would puddle and mud up (not where we parked). Second lot was very secure but the rented moving trucks. Unfortunately the trucks were parked near where our RV was stored. Our RV was hit twice by renters driving the moving trucks. The lot we are in now we have been in for 15 years and have had no problems. The spaces are 12 feet wide and 40 feet long. All spaces are angled for ease of parking. It has a wash rack, potable water spigot and dump station. We basically leave the RV fully loaded ready to go. We bring food from home in an ice chest along with other items like iPads,laptop, sat receiver and any clothes we need other than what is already in the RV. It's just a matter of hooking up the trailer and go. The storage lot is on the way to the highway.
the bear II 04/07/14 08:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Shower pressure

Crud gets caught in the screen in the shower head...especially on new RVs. Usually little pieces of plastic from the manufacturing process.
the bear II 04/07/14 07:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Do You Drive It From The Top?

Definetly some sort of hunting contraption. Maybe a duck blind....towed in and towed out ? Redneck Engineering ain't it wonderful...
the bear II 03/31/14 11:37am Truck Campers
RE: Newer campers only??

I have found CGs with RV age limit rules to allow nicely kept RVs that are beyond the age limit. I had to send a couple of photos of our 20 year old RV to a couple of the time limit resorts. Once they received the photos we were allowed to stay at the resort.
the bear II 03/31/14 11:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Slightly different question - fivers & full-timing

Rob, In reading through several RV forums for the past 10 years,it seems most full timers actually end up with fewer clothes than prior to full timing. Since most are trying to get to warm weather (Shorts & Tee shirts are the normal dress). Cold weather clothes are needed and usually kept in a water tight storage container and brought out as needed. Even my DW who brings 8 outfits for a weekend trip has trouble filling up our full width closet for the 3 months we stay in San Diego area every year. Here's a good site for tips on full timing: www.rv-dreams.com In shopping for an RV we focus on comfort and convenience... is it easy to move around inside when there are two or more people. Lots of outside storage for all the stuff/toys. Comfortable place to relax and comfortable dining setup. Room for washer and dryer Large bathroom, toilet area and shower. Nice kitchen layout with counter space. Closet space was very low on our list (most of the time I have a couple of shorts, long pants and a few shirts plus t-shirts with a jacket for cold.)
the bear II 03/31/14 11:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Overnight stop

It is ok to leave the 5th wheel hitched to the truck and spend the night in it. The shortest manufactured 5th wheel I've seen is 18 feet. That was in the 80's. You'll need to look at manufacturer or dealer websites to see what is available.
the bear II 03/31/14 09:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Oldie

The Open Road factory was near where I grew up in Redondo Beach, CA. They were in business for a long time. I seem to remember the gas crisis in the 70's was the downfall for the company.
the bear II 03/31/14 08:47am Truck Campers
RE: Pump grey tank into black tank?

A macerator pump would be a better solution it could be used on grey or the black to break up any pieces while pumping.
the bear II 03/28/14 02:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Allure traffic master vinly flooring( Need Help)

I've been researching flooring and it is my understanding the Allure Vinyl planks are snap together but also have some sort of adhesive as well. Do a search on youtube for some installation videos. I saw one where the guy said you have to press together firmly until you hear the snap.
the bear II 03/28/14 01:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is there a wayto keep rear window clean

Our 5th wheel has an overhanging lip about 5 inches deep at the roof line and down each side at the rear. No road grime on the rear window. However, we do usually travel in non-wet weather and paved raods. In the 70s lots of the MHs had the deflectors. An option would be to have a cover made up for the window that snaps on.
the bear II 03/28/14 08:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Kitchen Faucet

Some faucets can be tightened up to stop leaks. Some are tricky to get the outside decorative cover off to get to the actual workings of the faucet. If tightening doesn't work there's probably an O-Ring that has gone bad and needs to be replced. Like "downtheroad" we have replaced all of our faucets with nice Moen units.
the bear II 03/28/14 07:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: "Ramp" for sewer line?

Never have used one in 40 years of RVing. I like to keep som of the stuff in the hose to provide a barrier from sewer gases coming back up. Leave the grey water valve open and the blackwater valve closed. Like others have said drain the black water tank when it's near full and pick up the hose to empty it into the sewer connection end before disconnecting.
the bear II 03/27/14 03:51pm Beginning RVing
RE: selling rv when you still have financing

Most of the time if you sell it yourself you would go to the finance institution with the buyer to pay off the loan. You and the finance institution would give the buyer a bill of sale to use while waiting for your finance company to send the buyer a signed pink slip/transfer of ownership. If the buyer doesn't have cash then they would have to get fianancing and have a check to pay off your loan. You may have to meet with the new finance company and bring paperwork. Consignment is easier but you will lose at least 25 % of the sale amount.
the bear II 03/27/14 03:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: The Pyramid of Doom

To me it always looks more like Devil's Tower in Wyoming. Wait ....was that a flying saucer that just went by ???
the bear II 03/27/14 02:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where to go in the Far West for a week in early May?

There are some BLM sites around Barstow, CA. that allow you to get away from folks. Also at or near the border of California and AZ. One that I've wanted to try is the Carrizo Plains Natl Monument west of Bakersfield and east of San Luis Obispo. There are a couple of first come first served camping areas that are little used. Here's the website http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/bakersfield/Programs/carrizo.html
the bear II 03/27/14 02:40pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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