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RE: Knee Issues

The first thing I think of when I see someone in a scooter is, if you got up and walked more often perhaps you wouldn't need the scooter. I try to be understanding and I know there are people that have disabilities that really need the scooters. I do believe that once someone starts relying on the scooter, their health and abilities will suffer further. Just so you know I'm not a total ass, I was overweight and have already had one knee replaced, and I don't exercise as much as I should, but getting out there and being as active as possible does, I believe, improve one's overall well-being. I use a scooter because I need it. I was living a perfectly normal life driving a school bus, church organist & retired @ 69 years old. I came home from driving my bus, sat in the Lazy Boy and 1/2 hr. later could not get up. I had spinal surgery for stenosis that did nothing. They never found a real diagnosis and I still have limited walking. I now have a Travel-Scoot that folds up to fit in my Roadtrek under the bed. It weighs 30#, goes 15 miles on a charge, and carries ne easily. I would recommend one for people in RVs easily. I don't fold it but just lift it into my Equinox when not in an RV. I also have one of those 160# scooters that I think I gave away last Sunday. He has to come and pick it up. I am now 77 years old.
bsinmich 04/27/16 06:31am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Large rodent attack leaves me stranded.

I was over in Monroe last weekend and coming through Newport saw at least a dozen turkeys. I could have gotten one if I hadn't slowed up. I was going to GPW next.
bsinmich 04/27/16 05:54am General RVing Issues
RE: How long...

That is how I bought my Roadtrek. The previous owner bought it in KY and brought it to MI. The first night he slept in it he found the bed was 5'10" and he was 6'3". He put it on Craigslist and I bought it right away. His wife was cleaning my house for me so I knew him.
bsinmich 04/26/16 06:03pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Is an old Class-A affordable to drive?

I have had RVs since 1989 with trailers, popups and 7 motorhomes. I bought a '75 GMC last year for $10K thinking I would put another 10 into it. I now have $29K in it and it is almost finished. I now get 9 mpg on it. I also have a 1995 Roadtrek 19' that gives 17 mpg. I had a '03 Mountain Aire for 11 years that would 8.5 with a car in tow. After my DW died I could not manage the 6 steps up and that is why I got the smaller ones. They are very enjoyable but expensive.
bsinmich 04/26/16 05:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brakes or transmission??

Have you flushed the brake fluid? Brake fluid absorbs moisture and should be flushed every 2-3 years.
bsinmich 04/25/16 06:40pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Funny but true story

When we picked up our '03 Mountain Aire we had done the PDI and were ready to go home with DW in the car and me in the MH. When I started it the loudest racket sounded so I shut the motor off and tried again. I did this about 5 times before my wife came to the door and asked what my problem was. It was when she opened the door I heard the jackhammers breaking up some of the parking lot and then realized I had sound on the camera.
bsinmich 04/25/16 01:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A successful trip in an old Class A

If that is old look at my signature.
bsinmich 04/25/16 01:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kwikee step problem.

They are famous for having bad ground over the years. Check the ground wire mounting first and remember the warning above. I replaced a motor with a Lincoln LF PW motor years back. Those things do have the torque to remove fingers when they start up. It is always good to count fingers before and after working on them.
bsinmich 04/22/16 03:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Beware Fleetwood

There was a time when the trade name "Nuleather" lost their rights and a cheap imitation was using the same name. I recall this from past posts on the subject.
bsinmich 04/22/16 03:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I 65

I did that 2 weeks ago and I didn't think it was bumpy. I did take US31 from Indianapolis since I was going to Holland, MI and live 1/2 block off of US31. I have no knowledge from Indianapolis North on I-65.
bsinmich 04/22/16 03:03pm Roads and Routes
RE: 1992 Ford van camper

I would definitely flush the brake fluid. Brake fluid absorbs water from the air and that will cause the water to boil in a hard stop and let the pedal go to the floor. It happened to me on my '89 E350. Brake fluid needs to be flushed every 2-3 years because of moisture.
bsinmich 04/22/16 02:42pm Beginning RVing
RE: nice campground close to I65 between Cin. 0. & Pensicola Fl

There are three large ones in Nashvile, near Grand Old Opry. Take Briley Parkway off I-65 to the East and just before the Opryland hotel they are on the West side of the road.
bsinmich 04/19/16 05:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CO alarm tweaking low power and No ceiling lights

You say coach batteries are new. Any chance you got 6 vole batteries connected in parallel? You would really have low voltage (6V) that way.
bsinmich 04/18/16 03:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Beginning RVer

I agree with the suggestion to both work a couple more years and save from it. I have been a financial planner for 48 years and my greatest dread was when someone who was 60 called and asked about setting up a plan for retirement. You should have started 40 years ago planning for retirement. You aren't the first in your predicament and you won't be the last. I remember one case where they were both 61 and when I asked about their assets I started an argument over if they had $300. or $400. in the savings. It made no difference at that time.
bsinmich 04/16/16 06:44pm Beginning RVing
RE: Weight calculations for ClassA

Did you actually weigh it or are those figures from an ad? The actual weight will vary considerably. If it is from an ad sheet it may include a 154# driver in the listing.
bsinmich 04/12/16 05:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wheel base and tag axles

I have never had it bit have heard the Comfort Drive on the Newmar is worth having. If I would ever go to another bigger MH it would be another Newmar. Once you have one you can't settle for anything else.
bsinmich 04/03/16 01:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: HCF Cute Mini Scooter

Monster Scooter has regular sales.
bsinmich 04/02/16 06:13pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Wheel base and tag axles

42' is about the limit for no tag. The single axle will have a shorter wheelbase because the tag takes a lot of room and the distance is from front to drive axle. A tag gives greater stability in crosswinds, passing, possible greater carry and tow ability, etc. You get to buy 2 more tires also with a tag.
bsinmich 04/02/16 05:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Workhorse vs. Triton Engines

At the time the Workhorse was sometimes an expensive option, up to $5000. on some coaches. I had a W22 in a 2003 Mountain Aire and loved it.
bsinmich 03/25/16 07:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Health Insurance & Cellphone coverage for trip to Canada

I just checked my records, Plans C,D,F,G,M all have foreign coverage. $250. deductible. These Medigap (supplements) are all the same regardless of the company offering them.
bsinmich 03/24/16 07:36am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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