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RE: Residential Refrigerator – Good or avoid?

OJ.....you answered the one question I had.....how often do you boondock. I went through the misery of a 4 door NoCold and eventually replaced with it with a Samsung residential. I will NEVER go back to a propane refer. With that said, I own a DP with a built-in generator, 8 AGM house batteries and 450 watts of solar. If I were buying a 5th wheel, I would really have to decide if residential was the way to go, but since you generally use FHU's, it makes for a much easier decision. With my Norcold, I would literally stand in front of the refer, picture where what I want was located and then quickly open the door and grab it, before I lost the cold air. With my residential refer, I'll stand there with the doors wide open and take my time deciding and retrieving what I need.
DSDP Don 01/17/20 10:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Our annual Quartzite trip and more...

Captain.....have you seen all the sites at Quartzsite.....Camel Monument, played a round of golf, shooting range, book store with the old man and the banana hangar, fresh pie shop, half dozen flea markets, and of course, RZR trails and of course, the big tent.
DSDP Don 01/17/20 10:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

Boondocking or full hook ups.....neither is better than the other. Explaining why you dislike crowds and love the woods or someone explaining why they need plenty of electricity and amenities really isn't important. Do the type of camping you like and let others camp the way they like, without criticizing what the other is doing! That's why there are National Forest sites and motor coach resorts.
DSDP Don 01/17/20 10:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Why do I still look at my tankl level gauges?

I know people spend hundreds of dollars on monitoring systems and then pretty much ignore them. When you dump, it's often more determined by where you're at and when you're moving onto the next campsite. I know the black tank in my Dutch Star is good for 2.5 days and is full. So every two days, I just hit the electric drain switch and the black tank dumps. My grey is always empty as I have a bypass on my SaniCon. To be fair, my electric toilets have a ight that goes form yellow to red as the tank nears full. I think people have a weird addiction to knowing exacty what's in their tanks, when it's not that big a deal. Often installing a SeeLevel or some other brand is a satisfying gadget installation.
DSDP Don 01/17/20 10:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Escape window falls out

A feature that Newmar now uses, is an escape door in the bathroom. Pretty easy concept since there is often dead space behind the toilet. It would be a nice feature for other brands to adopt in the future. Has it been a big issue in the past, no, but sure gives you peace of mind. You may not feel like you can make it out that window, but you should at least be familiar with how it works. It's surprising what you can do when 1200 degrees is nipping at your butt.
DSDP Don 01/17/20 09:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Input on a few models for FT

When we were looking for our first DP, we narrowed down the field, but kept coming back to one model. We asked the dealer to leave us alone and spent few hours over several different visits, just sitting in the motor home and mentally lving in the unit. We pictured doing day to day activities and which position woukd be comfortable for both of us in the evenings as we relaxed. It realy helped.
DSDP Don 01/17/20 09:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quartzsite and....eggs

Broken eggs leaking in the cartoon....that's just the special of the week in Quartzsite.
DSDP Don 01/16/20 09:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Advice for a trip up the west coast

prepilot…..We do a similar trip every other year, except from Los Angeles. Not to burst your bubble, but you're wasting your time. The routes you're talking about will have you driving in the coach, more than camping. Driving a major highway in an RV, most can average 50-55mph. Driving the coast in either California or Oregon, you'll average about 35-45 mph and it will be exhausting.....lots of on and off the throttle and turns. If you really want to do this trip, bonzai via the shortest route from Reno, via I-5 to northern Oregon and then come back south, crossing back to the I-5 at the California/Oregon border. I'm not being fecitiuos, but with your schedule, you'll have just enough time to park in a campsite, eat dinner and prep for travel the next day. The trip you're talking about is at least a 14-21 day trip if you want to sight see and enjoy yourself.
DSDP Don 06/08/19 08:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: "303" Survey

Take a garden sprayer, fill it with 303 and spray your awnings.
DSDP Don 06/08/19 08:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 260 hp?

You'll never win a race to the top of a mountain, but as stated, it has plenty of power for the weight. Keep in mind, if your intention is to buy it and add power mods, it may be maxed out if it has the Allison 2500 and you'll be exceeding the Allison torque/HP rating. On flat land you'll be running along with everyone else and maybe even getting better mileage than most.
DSDP Don 03/19/19 11:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Starting Issue

So you're correcting your own stuff????
DSDP Don 03/18/19 08:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Starting Issue

You know....sometimes some of you can destroy a post with stupid information. What Doug posted is accurate for about 99% of the RV's on the road. Then someone comes along and says his 1948 Shasta trailer conversion with a 63 Buick chassis doesn't work that way. DUH! Some will go out of their way to prove someone wrong when the rest of the group understands that most information is generic to the AVERAGE RV, not some old style charging system that is no longer around. Even worse.....the statement below is absolutely useless and a prime example of taking a simple statement to help others understand to the EXTREME! "Sorry Doug - a converter/charger does not make energy...it changes energy from one form to another. A generator makes energy. A battery makes energy. By definition. I'm an EE and have worked in the power industry for many, many years. If you want to think that a inverter/charger makes energy please go right ahead, but that's not correct." I haven't been on this forum for quite awhile because of this type of stuff. Doug goes out of his way to help others, yet those who never post anything to help, are always there to criticze.
DSDP Don 03/18/19 05:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rear view camera for trailer

There are several brands of cameras out there. Both of my daughters bought new fifth wheels last year and I bought them both back up cameras for their trailers. I did quite a bit of research and discovered that you should REALLY go with a WIRED camera. Even though, this is what worked the best, the kids wanted wireless. They were both prewired for Furion, which I agree is junk. They're making a killing by giving the RV manufacturers free camera mounts. People then feel their best option is to buy a Furion camera and use the already installed mount. Don't do it! Voyager makes a great product, but I settled on a couple high end, large screen Tadi Brothers wireless cameras. They work okay, but drop out quite often. No matter how much people tell you that wireless is the way to go or theirs works great.....they don't. In this day and age, everyone is running some type of wireless product. Consequently, those other wireless products interfere with the camera signal. So....take a little longer and install a wired camera. Simply add a connection at the hitch so you can disconnect quickly. With a wired unit, the picture will never drop out. You won't regret the wired type camera.
DSDP Don 02/15/19 05:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water ingestion in engine on 2011 Tiffin Phaeton 36QSH

Your coach has the air intake at the upper left (driver's side) corner of the rear cap. There is a large diameter tube that runs down the inside wall of the rear cap, turns and goes into the air cleaner. Typically, at the bend in the tube as it turns toward the engine is a drain. Many have a "duck valve" type rubber drain. Looks like two large rubber lips hanging down. It's suppose to drain and water coming in through the air intake. Check your coach for that drain valve.
DSDP Don 02/15/19 05:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Hard Is It To Solo In A Class A?

There are two of us when we RV, but when it comes to parking the coach, my wife does not get involved. The more comfortable you become, the easier it becomes. I eyeball the site, use my mirrors and camera to back in. The only thing that will be more difficult is prepping the coach at the campsite. I typically connect everything, put out the slides and then do things outside while my wife puts things out on the inside. You'll have to do both. If you keep the junk to a minimum, setup time will be short.
DSDP Don 02/14/19 10:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome financing

"daveb1256"....Your financial plan is fine and is what most people do when buying an RV. Find best rate, 20% or more down and buy the best RV you can afford. It always amazes me how many financial wizards there are that live behind keyboards. Not ONE situation is the same. One guy says he always pays cash and drives a $1200.00 RV....wow, what a financial wizard. Another guy says he always pays cash, yet neglects to mention he's 65 years old and sold his house to buy the RV. Another says he paid cash, but waited until he was 70 years old, had paid off everything, but missed out on RVing for 20 years. My favorite....the guy that gives financial advice, but never lists what he owns. Trust me, the very wealthy are not on this website! EVERYONE's financial situation is different, from wealth, to age, to health. Buy what you can afford and feel comfortable with....no one knows your finances better than you.
DSDP Don 02/14/19 10:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Induction cooktop

Our new coach came with the True Induction Cooktop, which is a 110 volt unit. We have 8 AGM batteries and the cooktop will operate off of the inverter. Even though it does, I've never been a fan of running the cooktop or microwave off of the inverter. I always fire up the generator.
DSDP Don 02/14/19 09:30pm Class A Motorhomes
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