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RE: Bought a Lexor - now searching storage ideas

This link may help with interior space saving storage solutions: Space saving ideas
Escargot 03/31/15 11:04am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: KEEP YOUR DOORS LOCKED!!

Reminds me of when I left my accordion in the back seat of my car, and forgot to lock the doors. When I came back, there was another one sitting beside it.... LOL!!!!
Escargot 03/30/15 09:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie- good list of need to haves and nice to have items

Start with the basics: power adapters (dogbones, extension cord) sewage hoses and adapters chocks, leveling blocks (if needed) ::: snip ::: It will be very tempting to buy things because they "might be convenient", but it's better to wait until you know you really will use them. Do a weekend driveway campout using stuff out of your home and see how convenient they are for you. Then you can decide what to buy. You'll also be able to identify those things that are must haves. Wait to see if the dealer throws in any of the basics, if any. Otherwise, yes, sewer hose, adapters; fresh water hose (they're usually white or blue, and labeled as safe for drinking water), water pressure regulator. I agree that you should seriously consider drive-way camping, or at a campground close to home. Be sure to bring a pen and pad to make notes about what you need/want. If you get caught up in the excitement and splurge on everything you imagine you want, half of those items will end up taking residence in your garage. Ask me how I know! LoL
Escargot 03/27/15 09:58pm Beginning RVing
RE: Why do we carry a spare tire around?

I carry mine as a matter of convenience and a type of insurance. I think about being some place where I don't have cell connection with which to call a road service. I firmly believe that if I carry that which may fail, it will never fail... it's always the thing I didn't expect that fails. As a 67 yr old, small framed woman, I'm still able, thankfully, to change a tire.
Escargot 03/27/15 09:36pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: PW excel 2004 interior question

I had a 2004 PW Excel with white interior. Luckily mine was in good shape and only had to be wiped down occasionally. I don't know if premium grade wood is used for the white painted interiors of PW's. That would make all the difference to me as to whether to re-paint or strip and stain. Crappy wood would make for a crappy finish, imo. I'm not sure the effort and time it would take to strip all the white wood surfaces would be worth it to me, not to mention the messiness of the job: strip, sand, stain, varnish, etc. I'd probably just repaint. Then again, I'm partial to very light finishes in my RVs because it makes them seem more expansive and less dungeon / cave-like. My newer PW's interior has a very light wood interior. I'm pleased with it. Good luck whatever you decide.
Escargot 03/27/15 04:42pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Pleasure Way

What is the build quality of Pleasure way products? Thanks for any input!!! KC I've owned 2 PWs. A 2003 PW Excel TD, 8 cyl, on a Dodge chassis, and currently a 2006 PW Plateau TS, 5 cyl, Mercedes Sprinter chassis. Fit and finish are excellent. PW gets zero complaints from this satisfied customer.
Escargot 03/22/15 10:28am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Which GPS

I'm happy with my Garmin Nuvi 2689LMT, 6" screen, the 7" screen is also available, with free lifetime map updates, and traffic. I think I paid $269 via the Garmin website/.
Escargot 03/15/15 11:25am Technology Corner
RE: Unique RV's

1st link 2nd link
Escargot 03/14/15 11:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Storage Solutions

I'm not a carpenter, by any means but, with a jigsaw and a screwdriver. I was able to convert this into usable space in my Sprinter. (I use the one cup Melitta coffee system for my caffeine requirements. Coffeemaker insert above refrigerator: http://i.imgur.com/e4bpe5Gl.jpg Wiring behind the insert: http://i.imgur.com/lESwD5Ql.png Dry fit: http://i.imgur.com/vDjvbxRl.png I added aluminium brackets to each side wall and installed a shelf http://i.imgur.com/ewboamvl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/m2pkNwGl.jpg and a cabinet door with magnetic closure. I use this cabinet for easy access to dishes and pans.
Escargot 03/09/15 01:13pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Why is the Class B forum so dead?

The B Forum is not as lively because people finally got the message that a B+ is not a B? ;)
Escargot 03/01/15 07:01pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Annual cost to fulltime

schlep1967 This link might be helpful to you: Budget Estimate
Escargot 02/27/15 05:34pm Full-time RVing
RE: Annual cost to fulltime

Thank you all for your input. In the future I will be sure to get on every thread that asks a question that I do not want to or don't know the answer to and tell the person asking for help or information that there is no 100 percent correct answer that could pertain in every situation therefore any answer anybody gives you would be meaningless. To those that answered in this way .... please find the shuffleboard pad and go there instead of irritating people you are not willing to help or have an answer for. Thank you even more to those that did help by providing some average numbers that may help myself or others thinking about fulltiming in the future. Nah. Don't imitate bad examples. There wasn't anything wrong with your original question. A simple answer would have sufficed with optional follow-up queries by you. Take the best and ignore the rest.
Escargot 02/27/15 04:06pm Full-time RVing
RE: Northridge Ca to San Diego

My favorite will take you an extra 30 miles but it is well worth it. Take the 118 to the 210 toward Pasadena. When you pass the Rose Bowl start heading into the extreme right lane so you don't miss the tunnel to continue on the 210. Then take the 210 all the way to the 15 split to San Diego. This is a less traveled route, but it still is like molasses at rush hour. We usually leave the house after 9:30am. X4 Extra miles, shorter time.
Escargot 02/24/15 01:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: 5" or 7" GPS display

I have the 6 inch Garmin 2689 LMT for my B. Very satisfied with the features and size.
Escargot 02/22/15 10:29am Technology Corner
RE: MaxxAir cover on a van?

Putting on a Maxx Air cover is always a good idea, I use This One over my Fantastic Fan, I like its lower contour and it is made for high volume fans. I use the same Maxx Air model on my Pleasure-way. If I ever have the need to replace it, I think I'll go with Fantastic Fan brand noted by My Roadtrek in her comment above: "Watch this video from 'Fantastic Vent cover air flow demo.' and you may want to use their vent cover instead of some other brand that will restrict air flow.
Escargot 02/17/15 12:20pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Perfect BBQ for a B

Reminds me of the Cobb Grill.
Escargot 02/12/15 08:24pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Pleasure-way Pursuit

X 1035 I've been saving this one for just such a post as this one. :B http://i.imgur.com/94PvO.gif
Escargot 02/12/15 08:15pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: 2015 Coachhouse 24 B van Sprinter rv

Nah, I'm satisfied with my new Advanced RV. :) Here is a video presentation by Advanced RV of our B. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqX_ohsr4og The Coach House plan is a recycled plan with center beds that were popular a decade ago. It is actually a pretty functional plan in things I tried to achieve, but in order to have a separate shower like you have in the Arriva you kill 20% of your total interior space where a standard wet bathroom will use about 6% of the total space. To me that is too much of a sacrifice of space for a shower you would seldom use. Also Coach House uses "old school" technology meaning in order to effectively camp with your RV you would have to seek traditional campgrounds and at least an electrical hookup. Good job, Davydd and Mrs. Davydd! Beautiful rig, too!
Escargot 02/03/15 12:06pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Bathroom door hanger

I have an over the door hanger, and had the same problem. I shimmed the hanger with wood and trimmed the edges with a utility knife.
Escargot 02/01/15 06:20pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Sprinter 2500

We are looking for a Mercedes Sprinter Class B on a 2006 Mercedes short wheel base 2500. I know that Roadtrek made one, the SS Agile. Any one know if other builders made a Class B on the Sprinter 2500 chassis? I have a 2006(2007 build) Pleasure-way Plateau TS on the 2500 chassis that is, without dualies at the rear and around 21ft in length. Later models were built on 3500 chassis with dualies at around 22ft9ins. I have seen a few 2006/2007 PWs on the web. AL Hmmm. My 2006 PW Plateau TS on the 2500 chassis without dualies is 22' 9". I doubt that your measurement is correct unless my 2006(2007 build) PW Plateau TS has SHRUNK. It is listed at 21ft 11 ins!!! Good to know. I took the previous owners word for it. Thanks.
Escargot 01/31/15 11:35pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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