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RE: VAN CAMPER COVERSION

Just don’t forget, you have to get that 120 volt service inspected. Doing so before you close it up will be a lot easier (read cheaper) to do. Ditto if you install a fixed propane system and or plumbing. Interesting point. Who would be qualified to do these inspections? Gary JaxDad is from Canada. There is no requirement in the States for any inspections. However, any portable propane tank(s) may be inspected by a refiller to ensure the service date has not expired.
DownTheAvenue 12/11/19 07:44am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: VAN CAMPER COVERSION

Romex 12/2 with ground in flex tubing
DownTheAvenue 12/10/19 08:29pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 15 Amp Service

This is just an issue of assumption conservation. You can run one heavy consumer of electricity at a time. The microwave with everything else off. A space heater with everything else turned off. I have done this for years at my brother's house. I use a 10 gauge extension cord and run the converter to keep the batteries charged and run a space heater constantly with it set to a 750 watt setting. I watch TV, make coffee in the morning, and keep the batteries charged without issue. I heat water on propane and keep the refrigerator on gas. Never a problem.
DownTheAvenue 12/02/19 06:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bringing dog from Mexico to Canada, driving.

I think I would research the web sites of both the United States and Canada for my answers rather than rely on anonymous posters from any internet forum for answers.
DownTheAvenue 12/01/19 07:51pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Dealing with pet passing while on the road

My Marley, at age 9, became suddenly quite ill in Southern Virginia while I was returning from a volunteer summer position in New Hampshire. I stopped at a campground, unhooked my trailer and found the vet they suggested. That vet was unable to treat her, but referred me to a cardiologist vet in the next city who waited on me to arrive after hours. We were not able to save her, despite significant interventions, so I said good bye to her in a strange city. They put her in a nice box so I could return home with her. I traveled with complete vet records that aided greatly in immediate care as some tests were not necessary. You are at the mercy of people to guide you during a crisis, whether it is for the dog, yourself, or even your RV. Being prepared with records and whatever knowledge you have is all you can do. I was lucky to find very caring, compassionate people who not only cared for Marley, but me was well.I am forever grateful.
DownTheAvenue 12/01/19 07:46pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Inspection with GoodSam RV Financing

Always get your own comprehensive inspection. A finance company's inspection will be minimal just assuring the RV exists, the VIN matches what is on the loan documents, and it is not some abandoned derelict RV. They don't care if the plumbing leaks or if the A/C or refrigerator works.
DownTheAvenue 11/18/19 07:16pm Beginning RVing
RE: Large dog

I have traveled with Golden Retrievers all over North America including a 3 month trip to Alaska in a Class B conversion van. I had absolutely no problems whatsoever. Of course, there are always some things that I did not do because I did not want to be away from the RV that long. But those few sacrifices are nothing compared to what my dog gave me in return.
DownTheAvenue 11/18/19 07:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Time to hang up the keys...(consignment ?)

If you have decided to get out of RVing altogether, then selling it on consignment is wise. Craigslist is difficult at best with the scammers and unqualified. PPL Motorhomes in Texas is the best place to sell on consignment. However, if you still want to RV, why don't you consider trading the motorhome for a Class B van conversion. AS easy to drive as a car, yet still a real RV!
DownTheAvenue 11/16/19 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: stopping point/overnight camp between Ohio & Fort Wilderness

Stone Mountain, Atlanta GA. I drove it from the NW Chicago suburbs. Only stopping for food and gas. That's 14 hours. So from OH it shouldn't be too bad. We stayed at the Forsyth KOA when coming home. It was a decent place, no complaints. Stone MTN is the better choice. Stone Mountain is nice, but is on the other side of Atlanta from their route through town and through some of the worst traffic Atlanta has to offer. They could be well south of Atlanta by not taking this detour in the same time it would take just to get to Stone Mountain. I went through on a Friday afternoon. And yes there is traffic but not what I see in Chicago expressways. I’ll take Atlanta Friday rush our over Chicago rush hour any day. And it’s only about 30-40 minutes out of the way, well worth the extra time! You were very lucky, indeed. Usually from 4 to 6 PM it is over an hour and very often closer to 2 hours!
DownTheAvenue 11/15/19 02:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Family Reunion ideas around Paducah, KY

The horse park is about 300 miles from Paducah Actually, they are 255 miles apart. However, with family members coming as far away as Iowa, perhaps a location with great things to do for all ages and interests may make a more memorable family reunion and while the different location may make for more driving for some, maybe others will benefit from driving less.
DownTheAvenue 11/15/19 01:41pm Family Camping
RE: Family Reunion ideas around Paducah, KY

Lexington, KY has a great campground at the Horse Park and there is lots to do around Lexington. Just Google it.
DownTheAvenue 11/15/19 08:01am Family Camping
RE: stopping point/overnight camp between Ohio & Fort Wilderness

Stone Mountain, Atlanta GA. I drove it from the NW Chicago suburbs. Only stopping for food and gas. That's 14 hours. So from OH it shouldn't be too bad. We stayed at the Forsyth KOA when coming home. It was a decent place, no complaints. Stone MTN is the better choice. Stone Mountain is nice, but is on the other side of Atlanta from their route through town and through some of the worst traffic Atlanta has to offer. They could be well south of Atlanta by not taking this detour in the same time it would take just to get to Stone Mountain.
DownTheAvenue 11/13/19 04:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Do you think a front cargo rack is too dangerous?

I've had a basket type one on my van for a while, but it has seen very, very little freeway speed driving. Mostly slow roads. An engineer friend saw it yesterday and said he thought it was extremely dangerous, because at freeway speed it could potentially set up a wobble, twist itself off, and end up underneath the front of the van. I suppose what your engineer friend said is certainly possible, but to him I would ask what about all the snow plows installed on pick up trucks? A front rack can be very safe, or it could be a disaster waiting to happen. If what you have is stout, well made, and at or below its design capacity, then it is perfectly safe. The speed of the vehicle to which anything mounted on the front has little to do with the safety. His ascertain seems to be something flimsy is ok at low speeds but not at high speeds. That makes no sense.
DownTheAvenue 11/13/19 04:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Signing a power of attorney for bank when selling your RV

I am an attorney, and I can tell you a limited power of attorney is a routine process so that a financial institution or even a vehicle dealer can process all the paperwork required for the DMV. There is nothing to be concerned about. The last time you traded a car on a new one I bet you signed the same thing. It is just a document they want to check off their list. The chances are good they will not need it, but if there is an error somewhere with your title and a new document needs to be signed to get a new title and the seller already has his money and is gone, then the lender may find themselves without collateral on the loan.
DownTheAvenue 11/13/19 04:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: stopping point/overnight camp between Ohio & Fort Wilderness

If it were me, I would prefer to get south of Atlanta the first night. Otherwise, you will either have to plan to get through Atlanta before 7 AM, or either be in the rush hour or be late enough to miss the rush (and then get to Disney way after dark). South of Atlanta, there are two state parks not far off the I-75, High Falls in Jackson and and Indian Springs in Flovilla. Also in Jackson is Forest Glen Estates RV Park. As already mentioned, there is a KOA in Forsyth. In Macon, is Lake Tobesofkee Park. Further south is Insterstate RV Park in Byron. Going further south there are many, many campgrounds.
DownTheAvenue 11/12/19 08:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Broken key, locked out of TT, no spare :(

See if the local sheriff's office will bring an inmate from their jail preferably one charged with burglary or auto theft. They will get in before you can blink your eyes! Just kidding, of course. Sorry you are going through this and hope it works out good for you.
DownTheAvenue 11/12/19 04:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Spingtime Camping on Cape Hatteras National Seashore

That campground usually opens mid-April so you need to plan accordingly.
DownTheAvenue 11/10/19 06:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 1996 Pleasure Way RV, Exel Wide Body Dodge Ram 3500.

Pleasure Way is a quality manufacturer of Class B motorhomes or as some would say van conversions. As with any RV, before you buy check to see that the plumbing (flow and drain lines and holding tanks) works correctly, every appliance functions correctly, there are no water leaks, and the mechanical condition of the van is acceptable to you. The tires should not be more than 5 or 6 years old.
DownTheAvenue 11/09/19 07:26am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: RV Lot Insurance Ideas

You need to shop around and talk to many agents, but be sure they have discussed this with an underwriter. Look carefully at the policy. Many will exclude property damage coverage for any structure not inhabited for 30 days. You should be able to get coverage, but probably from an independent agent, not one who is captive to a national brand.
DownTheAvenue 11/08/19 07:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Help and Advice on a badly placed 5th wheel

Just call a wrecker. They can hook up at a 90 degree angle with their boom and sling and just tow it out.
DownTheAvenue 11/08/19 07:19am Fifth-Wheels
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