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RE: 2003 Winnabaga Brave workhorse chasis

I had my 2 motorhomes stored all winter in a non-heated polebarn with no electric for charging. We did have a little milder winter this year than last. It only got to -7F a couple of times and most time was between 0 & 10F. Last week both started up with no boost or any problems. Radio settings remained as last fall. A fully charged battery should hold with no problem.
bsinmich 04/18/15 09:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Foundland

I figured that since I will be at a Family reunion in Pembroke, Ontario I should just continue on. NF & PEI are the only 2 provinces I haven't been to yet on the east I have NW Territories on my list also. I had a cousin who was a Mountie in Inuvik for a few years. He is now retired. I found that my 19' Roadtrek goes for the same price as a car on the ferry. (Another Canadian product)
bsinmich 04/14/15 05:40pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Spokane to Calgary with heavy load - best way?

If they think you are selling those paintings you may also have a problem.
bsinmich 04/14/15 08:31am RVing in Canada and Alaska
New Foundland

I am thinking of going to New Foundland this summer and was wondering how much time to allow. I know you have to plan this in advance due to ferry reservations. Any special site to not miss would be appreciated.
bsinmich 04/14/15 07:28am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: toad brakes?

Supplemental braking systems are expensive but you should keep I mind if you have an accident and the state or providence you are located requires brakes on your towed your insurance company may not pay your claim! Your insurance co. will pay your claim!! You may have a problem at renewal time for your insurance. Insurance companies pay for stupid mistakes all the time. Usually just for the first time though.
bsinmich 04/14/15 07:24am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Disinfecting Water Connections

I suggest spraying the hose connection before hooking up. I have seen a couple of dogs watering that attractive post.
bsinmich 04/14/15 07:11am Beginning RVing
RE: Keeping food from shifting

I usually put a lot of items on the same shelf to minimize shifting. I also have a couple of spring rods that can be put inside to keep thins from moving.
bsinmich 04/14/15 06:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Damon Challenger 2010 drivers seat fabric shrewdding

There was a time when the leather coating name had been taken over and the material did what you are experiencing. Many people got caught in that period. I think the name was NuLeather. This is from the memory of an old guy.
bsinmich 04/10/15 07:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ready cash

Dumb question but.....where do I get money when I cross the Canadian border? I will just be passing thru and staying 2 nights in Canada. I had always been told by my mother and stepfather not to exchange money at the border because I will pay an arm and a leg for the privilege. The whole time thru Canada we will be on the highway going from Michigan (Sarnia border crossing) to New York (Cornwall crossing) so trying to head into a town while towing a 30 ft trailer, to find a bank or credit union, seems like an odd thing to have to do. But now, you guys have me scred half to death that I will stop at an oasis for gas and I won't be able to use a debit or credit card for gas or a snack. Thanks for any info. I have used the one at Sarnia but if you want a bank you are in Sarnia and you will find every Canadian bank there. One of my next stops is usually Strathroy at the bakery to get some butter tarts. The bakery there is great.
bsinmich 04/09/15 06:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: AC Noise

You may have to get a Newmar to get quiet AC. When we had a couple of Fleetwood units (Pace Arrow) the TV or talking would have to be loud to hear above the AC noise. The Newmar is so quiet you have to check if it is running when on low speed.
bsinmich 04/08/15 07:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Dolly Procedures At RV Park

Remove the car either at the check in or near the site whichever seems easiest . Then drive to the site if you can back a trailer then the dolly can also be backed into the site ( car is no longer on it ) and I use the rear camera however most times I just start it back then unhook and roll it back then back in over the top of the tongue to save space. It's very easy to roll on reasonable flat spaces .if not physically able anymore do to age back problems etc , then consider 4 down as a only choice. Best of all options get a pull through space ;-) I would be willing to bet you have never tried to back up a dolly. The short the trailer the more difficult it is to back and the longer overhang on most MHs makes it almost impossible. I had a dolly for 10 years and 4 down for the last 13. If I had to go back to a dolly will quit RVing.
bsinmich 04/06/15 10:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best MPG

I get 16+ on my '75 Dodge/Roadtrek 19 Versatile and 8.5 on my 38' Newmar.
bsinmich 04/03/15 10:41am Beginning RVing
RE: how to decide on buying a trailer - the dream vs reality

I have had new and used since getting into this in '69. My wife was concerned about having a used mattress. One salesman said get a new mattress and don't feel bad because the new ones from most manufacturers are junk anyhow. The used ones have been the best buys for us. I have had 5 MHs and 6 various trailers from a TT to popups.
bsinmich 04/03/15 10:39am Beginning RVing
RE: sell or trade?

I always suggest selling the previous one before buying the next one. Unfortunately I don't practice what I preach. I had 2 boats for a year before selling the first one and now I have done it again for the 4th. time on another motorhome. I have my Newmar and also a Roadtrek. My daughter calls me a "slow learner".
bsinmich 04/03/15 10:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cargo Carrying Capacity

I have about 1500# with passengers, full water, and all the other necessities. I weighed at the local feed mill to be sure. If you are using this post to avoid weighing you are making a big mistake. Spend the couple bucks and get wheel weights That way you can adjust the air pressure for the best ride also and do it safely.
bsinmich 04/03/15 10:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towed and Odometer

I also forgot to pull the fuse in my Saturn one time. I put on 250 miles and got the check engine light for the next 7-10 starts. I installed a switch after that to flip instead of trying to get that fuse in place while hanging upside down.
bsinmich 04/01/15 05:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Family doing 3 month summer trip, Class C or Travel Trailer?

Rent something. If you have a suitable vehicle to be towed already, a class C probably makes more sense to rent and tow your current vehicle. Better yet, hotel it. Renting offers a lot of risk mitigation when things go wrong and you are unfamiliar with RVing. Purchasing a new tow vehicle and TT is $60k+. Same with a MH. Then you have running costs of fuel, campsites, etc. And I agree, it is quite late to learn everything you need to learn about RVing, plan the trip and campgrounds, assuming your family will be happy for 3 months in 250sf of living space. I don't know of a rental place that will let you tow a vehicle behind their MH. The costs of setting up a toad are not great for one time use and the choice of cars towable is not for all cars. We have had everything from popups to 38' MH and any of them are great with the family. We had a 27' C ( without a toad) with 2 children that we took to Glacier, Banff, and the area that worked great. While everyone was asleep I could drive for 100 miles before breakfast. You can't do that in a TT. Whatever you do will be great. Just make sure you don't buy more trailer than your vehicle can safely handle.
bsinmich 04/01/15 07:46am Beginning RVing
RE: Remodeling Class B What Would You Do?

I did a remodel on my new '69 Layton TT by moving the dinette and couch around. I never got to find out what it did to resale though. My parents took it on vacation and my mother rolled it over and totaled it. I insurance couldn't tell it had been changed when she got through with it.
bsinmich 03/31/15 07:59am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Choice: Entry Level DP or High End Gas

I was faced with the same choice 12 years ago when I bought my Mountain Aire gasser. I have never regretted that decision. I have all the comfort of the large coach and the lower maintenance costs of a gasser.
bsinmich 03/31/15 07:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buy a Winter-proof Class A, use as office

My Newmar slides are just as well built as the rest of the coach. I have been in freezing weather (accidentally) and did not notice any cold leaks at the slides. I have been in Pembroke for winters and know what your weather is like. Yoy will spend more time working on the MH than is the summer but should be doable. I also have dual pane windows that I could not be without.
bsinmich 03/31/15 07:35am Class A Motorhomes
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