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RE: Looking for a Tardis - What RV?

My first pick for such things in current production would probably be a Leisure Tavel Vans model 24MB, though it is a little long for a single parking space at 24'7" (a standard full size parking space is 22'), though with a 170 inch wheel base it could probably fit into a standard parking space if allowed to back in and overhang a curb, as I do this with my 28 ft Safari Trek which has a 29'5" bumper to bumper length on a 177 inch wheel base.
Isaac-1 09/19/18 05:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Does the furnace run ONLY on gas ? And same with the WH ?

The thing to remember here is that the control electronics in the water heater and in the refrigerator while they are running on propane draw very little power. On an RV with a pair of deep cycle house batteries, the refrigerator can probably run for a week or more on propane without depleting the batteries, however the propane furnace blower fan could drain those same battery down over just one cold night.
Isaac-1 09/17/18 06:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another idiot in Yellowstone!!

To those that complain about him damaging the environment, yes he would have left footprints that may take years to fade completely away. However if you go to any of the major thermal features in Yellowstone you can find wildlife footprints on those same fragile surfaces. On the topic of plugging up a Geyser by sticking his hand in and dislodging rocks, sure it is possible, though unlikely to make much difference given the disruptive forces at play every time the geyser erupts. In other words anything he might accidentally dislodge, would likely also be dislodged by the force of the erupting water within a matter of hours. Having said that, the is an idiot, and a darwin candidate
Isaac-1 09/17/18 06:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Loading the new motor home

My advice is to get 4 corner weights first so you can appropriately balance the load.
Isaac-1 09/17/18 10:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Do any of you MH owners use a small invertor gen ?

Also have a Honda EU1000i here, I bought a propane conversion kit for it last winter in order to use it with the motorhome for winter camping, though have not installed it yet.
Isaac-1 09/16/18 06:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Work Bench Question

There is always the option of a class A toy hauler, then you could have a garage work shop in the back.
Isaac-1 09/15/18 08:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Too much electricity!!

I agree, though I am concerned that this would have fried the charging circuit in the inverter if it were a combined inverter charger. Do you know what model of inverter was installed?
Isaac-1 09/14/18 08:29pm Tech Issues
RE: NY Times - As Elkhart goes

I too question when will we reach the peak of this bubble, though as long as the overall economy continues to grow, I don't think we are anywhere close, though the rate of growth may slow. I attribute this to a few factors, first build quality or the lack of it likely means the service life of RV's they are churning out will be shorter, as many of us know rot from water intrusion tends to be the number one killer of all types of RV's. Second the US population is growing, look at those historical sales figures, then compare them to US population growth. Looking at RVIA's historical numbers https://www.rvia.org/historical-rv-data the first year they produced more than 300,000 units was 1999 with 321,000 units (the same number that were produced in 2013), however the estimates suggest the US Population has grown by nearly 50 million people since 1999 (278 vs 325 million today, which is over 15% growth), so population adjusted those 1999 production levels would equal to 375,000 today, this of course fails to account for shorter service life of todays units. It should also be noted that in 1999 the 2007 period was fairly stable, except for the dot com bubble bust, which only caused a 6 & 14% downturn 2 years in a row, vs the 9,32,30% drops when the bottom fell out in late 2007, where production went from 390,000 in 2006 to 165,000 in 2009.
Isaac-1 09/14/18 05:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: High capacity propane regulator vs regular?

Red is usually the color code for high pressure, not high flow
Isaac-1 09/14/18 08:59am General RVing Issues
RE: texas hill country

I would describe the Texas hill country as a roughly 50 mile wide strip ranging from Uvalde on the south end, up through Kerrville, and Frederickburg to Waco at the north end. Off hand I can't think of any major waterfalls in the hill country though there are multiple spring fed rivers that are popular for tubing float trips. These include the Rio Frio at the south end and the Guadalupe in the central region. Garner State park is on the Rio Frio and is one of the most popular state parks in Texas, I have read RV check in can take over 2 hours during the busy season, there are also numerous commercial RV parks along the Rio Frio (I counted over 25 in a 12 mile stretch of road just north of Garner state park a while back). Also in this region is Lost Maples State natural area. If you are considering Fredericksburg, think about staying at Lady Bird Johnson public park, it is a 300+ acre public park with golf course nature trail,etc. When I was there in May they were in the process of renovating the RV park, installing new power posts, and building a dog park next door. The local general aviation airport adjoins the rv park, but don't let that worry you as there are few if any night time flights, and even few daytime flights. If you have any interest in World War II history, you must go to the National War in the Pacific Museum in Fredericksburg, plan 2 full days to see the museum, there is a reason the tickets include 2 days worth of admissions. On the nature side of things check out Waco Mammoth national historic site for the fossil pit https://www.nps.gov/waco/index.htm If fossils interest you may also check out Dinosuar Valley state park at the north end of the hill country in Glen Rose https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/dinosaur-valley
Isaac-1 09/13/18 05:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV can’t make it into driveway. Bottoms out hard.

You may consider a set of Air-Lift rear helper air bags and pump them up all the way when you want to pull into the drive way. An air lift kit should only be about $350 without an onboard compressor, you of course would not want to drive down the road with them fully inflated. Adding a compressor system would run another $400 or so, plus labor of course.
Isaac-1 09/13/18 07:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Onan 5500 Gen Question

Is the altitude adjustment knob set correctly on the new carburetor
Isaac-1 09/08/18 02:05am Tech Issues
RE: Are NADA prices accurate?

I agree NADA is nearly useless on older motorhomes, particularly when talking about sought after models. They also lump things together WAY too much, for example according to NADA every 1997-2002 sub 30 foot class A motorhome with no slides built built on the P32 chassis has the exact same $15,150 value regardless if it were a entry level Fleetwood Flair with vinyl graphics and particle board cabinets that had an MSRP of $63,000 or an upper end Safari Trek with full body paint, real wood cabinets which had an MSRP of $119,000 when new.
Isaac-1 09/07/18 09:02pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Heading to the Gulf Coast-fuel considerations

This latest storm is likely going to be a non-event, unless it stalls. This is a minimal cat-1 hurricane at most. This may close down I-10 for a few hours in southern Mississippi, and their may be limited power outages in the immediate area. As long as you make sure you don't need to buy fuel in that 90-100 mile section of I-10 across southern Mississippi and Alabama you should be fine. Even this is just a precaution.
Isaac-1 09/05/18 12:56am General RVing Issues
RE: When do you stop making mods?

That is a good question, I guess for as long as it makes sense verses selling / upgrading to a new RV. I have been asking myself this same question, though in my case it is a 16 year old class A with about 85,000 miles on the odometer.
Isaac-1 09/02/18 07:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: The Big Texan RV resort open yet?

The Amarillo Ranch RV park is owned by the Big Texan Steak house in Amarillo, or at least there is some relationship as the Big Texan parks their limos at the Amarillo Ranch RV park at night.
Isaac-1 09/01/18 11:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Priorities?

I would say condition, condition, floor plan, quality, cost, proximity, ... By far condition is the most important factor, if the paint is peeling, roof leaking, wood rotted, tires worn out, the floor plan and price don't matter. In buying my current coach the first one I looked at 3 miles from home was a fixer upper (money pit) 1996 Safari Trek 2830, the seller was moving out of the US so was motivated to sell, asking price was $6,900. I said it was a money pit, leaks, nothing worked (generator, roof air conditioner, dash aircondition, refrigerator all broken), tires were old, paint peeling. He was down to $4,500 and make an offer when I walked away. 5 months later after much shopping I ended up buying a 2002 Safari Trek 2830 (exact same floor plan as the nearby '96 Trek), it was over 1,000 miles away and I paid a bit over $20,000 for it, however it was in very good shape, well updated with $10,000 in parts alone added in the last 2 years before I bought it (new fridge, tires, carpet, seating, suspension work, solar panels, inverter, ...)
Isaac-1 08/30/18 12:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cruise America fly-n-rent

Thanks for the review, my wife and I have talked about doing the cruise america option vs driving to distant places where we might want to do an RV trip.
Isaac-1 08/28/18 04:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: Looking to boost cell signal for hotspot use

Hey, I just bought that exact same antenna for my AT&T Exite Explore hotspot, it arrived in the mail from Amazon today.
Isaac-1 08/27/18 07:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Replacing front springs on 2000 WorkHorse chassis

I just wanted you to know you are not alone, I had one go out and had to change it in a rv park 500 miles from home about 2 weeks ago. Thankfully I discovered it the day after we arrived on a 4 day stay, so was able to have a new pair fedexed in next day air (that was an extra $70 shipping charge), and install it the day before we were scheduled to leave on the drive home.
Isaac-1 08/26/18 09:14am Class A Motorhomes
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