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RE: Life is full of compromise...

We started out tent camping then got a tired VW Westphalia van, then a Dodge Van camper conversion, then an old Higgins Delta "C" and finally our 2004 Tioga 26Q "C". For some time we have been content to just unfurl the awning and relax out doors. You don't need a rolling hotel, with fake fire place, etc., etc., like on those TV shows to enjoy the hobby/lifestyle. Making a wood fire and cooking bacon and eggs for breakfast, reading a good book, playing my guitar, and later grilling chicken parts for dinner and looking at the night sky with my cheap telescope is my current vision of adult motorhome camping.
Bordercollie 09/08/19 10:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replace GENERAC generator in a Gulfstream

I just had the Onan 4000 genset and it's fuel supply system gone through by a well recommended generator shop. Cost was $794. Also replaced two 6volt 4 year old house batteries. Good advice is to run generator for two hours per month with AC on for a load to keep it running reliably. Also, house batteries need to be kept charged and with electrolyte covering the plates, use distilled water and rubber bulb filler. Keep terminal connections clean. Check voltage with digital multi-meter while resting and while running the chassis engine or RV generator. Worth being a little obsessive for reliable genset operation.
Bordercollie 09/08/19 01:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can't hear TV? ZVOX update!!

Read instructions carefully, call ZVOX Support if needed. It is possible to program the ZVOX so that you can change volume with your cable TV remote. The tiny ZVOX remote can get misplaced. The idea behind ZVOX is that it has larger speakers than the ones in typical flat screen TV's and it has settings the make speech clearer for people who are hard of hearing (or for anybody).
Bordercollie 09/08/19 01:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Goodbye and experience of selling via camping world

I have been an RV'er, flamenco and classical guitar lover since the 1960's. My first favorite was Sabicas but there have been many. AndalucĂ­a is a great center of Spanish culture, food and entertainment. Best wishes.
Bordercollie 09/08/19 12:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What do I need to start this?

Almost anything in the RV is replaceable. It the roof or siding has dry rot/water damaged and moldy, you may be in for a lot of reconstruction woodwork and replacement of roof and siding. Old rigs often have messed up wiring from amateur fixes. The roof AC unit, water heater, fridge and converter/charger unit and fresh water pump may need replacement as well as all six tires. The engine cooling system may need serious work including radiator, belts and hoses, water pump and clutch fan. The brake system may need major overhaul. The chassis alternator and electrical and lighting system may need replacement. The engine and transmission may need overhaul. Even if you are a well equipped truck mechanic and skilled RV structural repair man, and have helpers, I think you are looking at spending some 20K dollars . An old restored rig with all new innards is not worth much more than 5-7K dollars as the buyer cannot get a loan on that old of a rig. My advice is give it back or sell it to a junkyard for whatever you can get. Advice: Save up 20K and buy a used rig that is usable as is with few repairs/upgrades needed. There are some ongoing threads on RV.Net about major restorations that will be informative.
Bordercollie 09/08/19 12:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Louder TV??

We bought the Zvox soundbar from HSN for $129.It works well but has it's own remote. You may be able to sync it with your TV remote. It has much better sound than tiny speakers on flat screen TV's. Movies with a lot of "hushed tones" and high speed babble on commercials is irritating especially if you are hard of hearing like me. Headphones may be another solution for you if you can leave regular sound on for your wife. Now $149 https://www.hsn.com/products/zvox-accuvoice-tv-soundbar-with-6-level-dialogue-boost-/8812050
Bordercollie 09/03/19 09:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: can't find drain

If you are trying to find your "low point drain valves" they are sometimes accessible through as small access panel, underneath a dinette seat, or on underside of your rig. Call Jayco, have your year and model/floorplan number handy.
Bordercollie 08/30/19 01:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hurricane!

We have been lucky to outrun heavy thunder storms with flooding, but wonder what we'd do if a sudden tornado event loomed while we were in the middle of open farmland and not aware of any kind of shelter nearby. Has anybody written a book on how best to avoid or survive dangerous weather in a motorhome?
Bordercollie 08/30/19 01:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replaced the door lock assembly...

I envy you with your new Indian Springfield. I have a '48 Chief that has not been run in 8 years due to knee replacement surgery. My wife won't "allow" me to ride the dinosaur-like Chief anymore at age 80 and still recovering. Will need to peddle my Chief (sob,sob). Re: Tri-Mark lock assemblies, I have had problems with them but they yielded to lubrication and adjustment advice from Tri-Mark. Recently the bottom lock stuck intermittently. On a whim I tried my wife's key and lock worked normally. I had a copy of wife's key made and sticky problem was resolved.
Bordercollie 08/30/19 09:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Clean Water Heater

Learned some things about Atwood 6 gallon water heaters, there are 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch size temp and pressure (T&P) pop off valves. My 2004 rig uses the 1/2 inch size, after 2005 versions use the 3/4 inch size. The valves are somewhat awkward to remove. Camco sells a removal tool #10552 that fits over the valve and makes removal easier. Large water pump pliers (may) work after you remove the sheet metal cover that's in the way. CW and Amazon sell Camco replacement T&P valves. Cheaper standard T&P valves from Home Depot will fit, must be rated for 150 psi and 210 degrees temperature. After reinstalling the T&P valve, let tank fill with valve lever open until water runs out, then turn off pump and shut the valve. This sets the air gap in the tank and stops water flowing out of the T&P valve if it is working properly. If valve is not closing properly, repeatedly flipping the lever open and closed may dislodge foreign matter that may be keeping the valve from sealing. A little leaking from the valve is normal. Like many things in RV's, water heaters are not designed for easy DIY maintenance.
Bordercollie 08/25/19 10:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a Mercedes Class C

No personal experience with diesel but front-engined diesel rigs have annoying engine noise. Smell of diesel exhaust is not pleasant in crowded camp spots. IMHO, most RV's don't get driven enough miles per year to justify "cons" of diesel power.
Bordercollie 08/18/19 12:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Getting ADCO Windshield Cover Into Storage Bag?

The ADCO windshield and side window cover is actually pretty neat. Needs no Velcro or snaps on rig, and see-through panel is nice. Nice to have in hot weather camping and helps with privacy. (I forgot that we had one.
Bordercollie 08/18/19 12:12pm Class C Motorhomes
Stuck Awning

I tried to un-stow the A&E Awning on our rig but couldn't get to budge. Thought it had somehow stuck together from long dis-use. Brett, the local Mobile RV guy got it loose in a second. He advised that the last time awning was stowed it was allowed to slam shut which jammed the up/down mechanism. Moral, let awning roll up gently. BTW, A&E awnings do not need you to jerk the supports upward to release them at the top.
Bordercollie 08/18/19 11:55am Class C Motorhomes
Getting ADCO Windshield Cover Into Storage Bag?

Folded up it's twice the size of storage bag. Mine's the deluxe #2407 version with roll down center see-though panel. Humorous or serious replies are welcome.
Bordercollie 08/17/19 02:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Clean Water Heater

Thanks, This looks like the easiest way if RV has no OEM or add-on winterizing setup.
Bordercollie 08/10/19 12:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Clean Water Heater

Don't have a winterizing kit, live in SoCal. Want to know if I can fill hot water tank with vinegar/water solution by removing pressure relief valve and filling though the orifice.
Bordercollie 08/10/19 11:55am Class C Motorhomes
Clean Water Heater

Have 2004 Tioga 26Q, Atwood water heater. Have watched You Tube videos about dumping water, squirting inside with wand, draining, and filling tank with white vinegar and water to remove "scale". I don't have a way to draw vinegar/water into water heater tank. It looks like I can remove the pressure relief valve and fill the tank there with a funnel, replace valve, turn on heater, and let vinegar do it's thing overnight, then dump tank to get rid of excess "scale" (Do I have this right?)
Bordercollie 08/10/19 11:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How do you feel about your corner bed?

Our little, but loud, Morkie gets us up at 2-3 AM to take her out to relieve herself. I'll probably sleep on the open side of corner bed to take her out without much gymnastics. We use two trav-sacks zipped together,and don't make the bed. Choice of bed type and side access should take age/agility and need to get up and go during the night as well as general comfort.
Bordercollie 07/22/19 03:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Keeping cool

I have read a number of interesting posts , on various forums and websites, on this subject. I intend to use my genset and roof AC more, with or without the dash AC, and with various settings of roof and dash AC/vent settings. I was merely interested in affects on mpg, out of curiosity. Increased usage of the genset and roof AC and dash AC is probably good for their seals, etc.
Bordercollie 07/18/19 09:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Keeping cool

That's pretty amazing, the engine driven AC compressor doesn't diminish gas mileage. OK, that's good to know.
Bordercollie 07/16/19 09:19pm Class C Motorhomes
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