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RE: dry camping

Stay home in freezing weather unless your rig is home. Sleeping bags may be better than "covers". Furnaces use a lot of propane and furnace blowers pull a lot of amps. I wonder how the homeless can sleep in cold weather.
Bordercollie 02/14/20 11:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fresh water drain

Terminology!! Our 2004 Tioga has a plastic spigot for emptying the fresh water tank just behind the driver side door. The "low point drain valves" are located behind a panel on the outside of the bathroom wall, but they are hard to reach and hard to turn. I had to get access through a hole in the wall, behind the converter charger, under the rear dinette seat. If you don't shut those #%* valves completely, your water pump will cycle or continue to run. I vowed to never mess with the "low point drain valves" again when sanitizing the fresh water system. Luckily we don't have to use and purge anti-freeze solution here in southern CA.
Bordercollie 01/31/20 10:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Living Space Sound System Options?

We just bought two Bose Wave4 music systems at 1/2 price from QVC and HSN and are thrilled with the sound on CD and FM radio modes, AM is OK. The AC power cord is also the FM antenna. They also have alarm clock features. If you have AC available where camped, or an inverter, playing CD's is my recommendation. FM and AM reception in the boonies may vary a lot. The unit is relatively small and easily portable but the sound is great, I didn't believe the ads for years. I am also playing You Tube music videos through the Bose using an add-on Bluetooth Wavecast receiver ($25) from my amazon Flame tablet,( WiFi needed for that) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
Bordercollie 12/24/19 12:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: The case of the disappearing gas leak

Check the rubber flex hose that connects the filler to the tank, should have leaked with a full tank though if loose connection or crack in hose (??)
Bordercollie 12/12/19 02:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: diesel class c

Some RV owners seem to have a competitive nature and so don't mind the extra initial and ongoing cost of ownership of diesel powered motorhomes vs gasoline power. Class C rigs usually have front mounted diesel engines some of which are noisy idling which may not bother some users. Much increased fuel mileage of diesels can be significant if you drive (A LOT) more than the average 5K miles per year. Availability and cost of service on the road is another consideration. I should "butt out" but I don't plan to upgrade from our Tioga 26Q for any reason.
Bordercollie 12/08/19 03:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Protection Plans for new Entegra Odyssey 24b

I'm as skeptical as the next RV'er, having been suckered into a 1/2 price extended warranty deal by the dealer's "closer". The OP's post didn't look like a stealthy ad for extended warranty to me.
Bordercollie 12/08/19 02:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Source for EZ Ramp Levelers

I never had the EZ leveler blocks break but didn't use them a lot. May go with the Tri-Leveler type. I did see a set of used EZ's on Ebay but don't buy from Ebay.
Bordercollie 11/17/19 10:39pm Class C Motorhomes
Source for EZ Ramp Levelers

Need a few more of the yellow plastic EZ Ramp RV levelers that were common ten years ago. They were made by RKRP, Inc, Brownsville Texas. Alternately, would like to buy some levelers that are the same configuration and would work with the EZ levelers. The current Valtera levelers look like they might fit together with the EZ's. brown
Bordercollie 11/17/19 02:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Looking for recommendation for Electric Bikes...

We are taking about electric powered vehicles intended to enhance camping/motorhoming enjoyment. Electric bikes and scooters that can do 60mph may have a legitimate use but such performance is not needed in typical RV facilities. Nothing really wrong with having extra power available except that, if misused, on purpose or accidentally, serious injury or damage to trails can result with further such use prohibited or controlled via mandatory instruction and licensing.
Bordercollie 11/15/19 10:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furnace works; then doesn't; works again?

The furnace in our 2004 Tioga has always worked without problems, but it is comforting when it comes on and cycles properly. There are a lot of DIY videos on You Tube on trouble shooting and fixing furnaces, etc. Finding a good RV furnace repair guy may be difficult.
Bordercollie 11/06/19 02:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Move to Motorhome

I think that there are a lot more available used Class C's in the 25 to 27 foot range. I don't like having slides with potential problems. Short rigs have less comfortable sleeping and little storage space. If you spend most time outside under an awning, a short rig may suit your needs as described otherwise lack of elbow room, clutter, and sleeping in the overhead can become irritating.
Bordercollie 11/04/19 10:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furnace works; then doesn't; works again?

I once found a loose screw connection at the fuse panel that caused intermittent furnace action. Look also for loose or corroded ground or +12volt connections at the thermostat and at the furnace itself. I had an old rig with an old furnace that was intermittent. I had to run the stove to clear air bubbles from propane lines. Furnaces have a lot of safety devices that need to work properly with a steady flow of propane.
Bordercollie 11/04/19 10:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Yes boys and girls, you REALLY need to carry a spare...

I am 80+ years old and still recovering from knee replacements. The spare in our 2004 26Q is original and mounted in front of the cavernous cargo hold. I would have to remove camping gear and crawl into the cargo hold to unbolt and get it out. Yikes! Best to replace tires before they age out. Have AAA premium road service.
Bordercollie 10/31/19 10:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Costs of things

As an 80-year old builder and flier of model airplanes, RV'er, guitar plunker and indulger in other hobbies and pastimes, I often counsel beginners about the initial and continuing costs of any worth-while hobby. Most of us have limited finances so most of us eventually invest in a motorhome that suits our desires and needs as well as possible within our financial limits. I advise beginners to save their money until they can buy good equipment and afford incidental expenses such as AMA membership insurance, club dues, and the cost of models, replacements and ground support equipment. Getting a good start in any hobby is important to having success and maximum continued enjoyment for the money and effort invested. I hope this makes sense:-)
Bordercollie 10/28/19 06:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Mystery On/Off Switch Above Mirror Adjust Controls

Could be! Will check, seems logical, thanks!
Bordercollie 10/20/19 01:12pm Class C Motorhomes
Mystery On/Off Switch Above Mirror Adjust Controls

2013 Ford Tioga 26Q E-450 chassis. Doesn't seem to do anything(?)
Bordercollie 10/20/19 12:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Repair costs and frequency frustration

Re Roadtrek Occasionally being short has it's advantages.
Bordercollie 10/16/19 08:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Repair costs and frequency frustration

No wonder many RV owners try to make their own repairs and upgrades to avoid the cost of labor and markups on parts prices. I wonder whether RV repairs are treated like foreign and luxury car repairs with the assumption that RV owners are "well healed" and can afford high prices. I accept that RV repair places and truck mechanics have to make money and have overhead to consider but wonder why the labor in simply replacing a battery, etc. is so expensive.
Bordercollie 10/14/19 11:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fresh water drain

Hope you have easy access to "low-point" drain valves. They are "inaccessible" behind a cover on the bathroom wall on our Tioga. Had to get to valves by removing dinette seat and converter charger. Plumbing designers must be sadistic.
Bordercollie 10/13/19 09:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Repair costs and frequency frustration

We spent around $12K recently getting our 15 year old Tioga 26Q ready and reliable for camping and touring after it had sat mostly un-driven during our surgery and recover problems for 8 years. Was it cost-effective?, maybe not but it had previously had the fridge and other expensive replacements and repairs made and only has some 10K miles on the odometer. We could afford it, so we took a deep breath and had it all done including new tires and house batteries. Recommend you get rear-end noise diagnosed by truck repair mechanics and get estimates. I'd be surprised if your rear end work exceeds $2K. I wonder if there is possible Ford warranty coverage for differentials? Anyway, if you will use and enjoy the rig, recommend you spend the repair money or spend the money and sell it, if your interest in "the lifestyle" has diminished. Road Treks are quite expensive but are also useful for transportation , local days at the park, and short nearby camping trips or touring as desired. Nice to take to theme parks, airshows, and kids activities. We loved our 1972 Dodge Van camper conversion, very versatile, kept it into the 90's.
Bordercollie 10/12/19 02:06pm Class C Motorhomes
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