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RE: Toileting and the overnight stay

I am in SW Michigan and there are no CGs open around here. It is nice to hear the California people tell what to do but it is below freezing here now. Having a 38' MH the basement would be heated and that is where the tanks are. Weather just now said freezing rain or sleet today. We get lake effect snow here.
bsinmich 11/23/15 06:58am Beginning RVing
RE: How often do you drive your RV?

Mine is in inside storage in a barn an I have taken the insurance off for the storage time. My GMC is in Orlando, FL getting updated a little. When it is finished I will go down and camp my way home. It gets cold here and everything needs to be winterized. 6" of snow yesterday and all CGs are closed.
bsinmich 11/22/15 10:52am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Motorhome driver sentenced in fatal accident

I will always slow up in construction zones and watch close for workers. My daughter drives an asphalt roller in those sometimes. A fellow worker of hers was killed on the job a few years back.
bsinmich 11/21/15 06:49am General RVing Issues
RE: 1992 Ford van camper

A water heater board is a circuit board that would control the spark on the heater if it has the auto spark feature.
bsinmich 11/21/15 06:34am Beginning RVing
RE: What is a good percentage off MSRP

It is safe to give your location in your signature. That can be very handy when asking for information like you want. Knowing where you are from you may get advice on a good dealer or one to avoid. A good deal from a bad dealer could leave you very upset.
bsinmich 11/21/15 06:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Top 10 RV tools

Back in 1970 with our 21' Layton and a Lincoln to tow I put my whole toolbox in the trunk. I got to Council Bluffs, Iowa and found my turn signals and brake lights were not working. I tracked it down to a shorted wire in the trailer connector that had blown my turn signal switch. The police escorted me to the Lincoln dealer and they could not repair it until the next day. I asked if I could do it in their lot and they agreed but said I would need a steering wheel puller. I had one along in my tool box. It took about 1.5 hr and probably cost as much as having the mechanic do the job because my wife & 2 children went shopping while I worked. I don't know why I threw the steering wheel puller in the tool box but was sure glad I had it along.
bsinmich 11/18/15 06:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Sault Ste Marie area campgrounds

There are plenty of CGs in both MI & Ontario there. The Agawa Canyon train will tale you on an all day ride North and back. I recommend it. In winter they drop skiers off at ski resorts along the way. In summer hikers & people going to their cabins will get on and off by flagging down the train. At the North end, while they are running the locomotive around to the front, you can take a short walk to some small waterfalls there. If you want waterfalls go to Alger county in Michigan. From Munising you can take a boat ride to the Pictured Rocks Nat. Lakeshore. There are waterfalls all over that area. A cruise through the Soo Locks and seeing everything there is also a great day. On the Mich side the Antlers is a fun place to eat.
bsinmich 11/17/15 03:38pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: incontinence/bladder control

I had that problem and it was cancer. We weighed the options and I had the prostate removed by daVinci robotics. I was in the hospital for a whole 23 hours. They wanted me to go for PT to train my bladder. I never had a problem. I told them I drove a school bus for 50 years and you really learned to hold it there. That was about 6 years ago.
bsinmich 11/17/15 03:26pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Britetek roof maintenance

I never did anything to my Mountain Aire roof except for washing. I did store it inside the 10 years I owned it.
bsinmich 11/16/15 07:41pm Class A Motorhomes

They carried no propane because they were all electric as I remember. I had a '03 Mountain Aire for 10 years and it was the best MH I ever owned. My Roadtrek is also great and I have hopes for my antique GMC.
bsinmich 11/16/15 06:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Renovation

While I don't have such a new MH I am going through some of the same things as you with my '75 GMC Eleganza II. I bought it because it only has 1 step to get in it. Steps are my problem. I paid $10K for it and have added another 10K and looking at another 3-4K getting it ready. Right now it is sitting in Orlando, FL at GMC Coop Motor works. I don't know if I could get that much out of it but it does only have 56,000 miles on it. I am hoping to get a couple years of use before I have to give up RVing. I have found it is not as enjoyable travelling alone. Adding up I did spend 35+ nights in my Roadtrek this year.
bsinmich 11/16/15 06:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hi all..hitting the road in 2 weeks.

I would go shopping for a large cardboard box that will take your freezer in it. Then go to the hardward store and buy enough rigid insulation to completely cover all walls, top and bottom, and back or front. Put the freezer into the well insulated box and try not to go into it except once every day or two to take medicine to the inside freezer. Open the freezer when you know you will have power to it, and possibly even turn the temp lower when you have power as well, then reduce the freezing when you are boondocking. Keep the freezer full, even putting in pieces of the leftover insulation to reduce the air space inside to what you need for your goods. Many small refrig & freezers have coils welded to the outside covering on the units and this method would make the unit work harder. The way to tell is if the outside gets warm when running you want it in the open to take the heat away.
bsinmich 11/12/15 08:24am Beginning RVing
RE: Rethinking our Toad plan

I have towed with my '89 Jamboree, '95 Pace Arroe 35' and '03 Mountain Aire going from a dolly to 4 down in '02. I intend to tow with my GMC when it is finished getting restored and I don't need a toad with my Roadtrek. At 19' I can park in many spaces. I am no longer than a big pickup. If I should ever get another wife she would have to be short and not have much baggage to fit in the Roadtrek. I tried the Enterprise once. They couldn't pick me up but I could get a car if I got to their office. I got a ride from a neighbor and there was no car available so I had to get a taxi back. I prefer a toad most times.
bsinmich 11/10/15 04:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Water leak Frozen Toilet Line

The line to the ice maker! :S Why all the concern about winterizing the ice maker. You need to drain the lines to it but think about what an ice maker does. Did you read where I said you have to drain the lines to it? Pink stuff in an icemaker will ruin the coating that helps to remove the cubes.
bsinmich 11/10/15 07:24am Beginning RVing
RE: Early 90's Class A --which brand best to buy?

In the older Fleetwood the top was Pace Arrow Vision, Pace Arrow, Southwind, Bounder, Flair. Bounder was the first to have basement storage. The major difference was always interior trim. They all had similar chassis. The one that doesn't have any leaks is usually the best one. Whatever you look at check tire age. A set of tires could run $2000. depending on size. most likely 225 or 245 70 R19.5. RV tires age out after 5-8 years depending on how they are stored. Very few ever wear out the tread.
bsinmich 11/10/15 07:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water leak Frozen Toilet Line

Why all the concern about winterizing the ice maker. You need to drain the lines to it but think about what an ice maker does.
bsinmich 11/09/15 05:07pm Beginning RVing
RE: Roof Construction--Pros and Cons?

I can tell one difference from aluminum to rubber. With aluminum you get black streaks down the side, EPDM will leave white streaks. The TPO I had on my Mountain Aire didn't leave streaks.
bsinmich 11/08/15 10:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winterize water system question

The ice maker does not need to be winterized. Only the water line to the ice maker should e drained. If water freezes in the ice maker it is fine. I have only used the air for my last 4 motorhomes and never had a problem.
bsinmich 11/08/15 10:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Dolly Wiring

Just get the 7 pin male and female and make your own extension cord. Make it longer than needed just in case. 12" rather than 6"
bsinmich 11/07/15 03:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New to Rv issues. Delamination?

You won't ever get delamination on a Newmar because their walls are not laminated to begin with. They are a top quality coach. Is this a gasser or DP? If it is a gasser it is probably on the older chassis that were originally for the 8' wide MHs. This is not a problem but some people will object to them. I had a Mountain Aire for 10 years and it was trouble free.
bsinmich 11/06/15 10:27am General RVing Issues
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