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RE: Motorhome drinking oil

We'll keep watching the dipstick over the next few thousand miles as we continue our trip. And someday when my body feels nimble, I might crawl under the motorhome to have a look at the undercarriage. Thanks for the additional comments. All very helpful.
Janss 07/19/19 08:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome drinking oil

Thanks for the great input from all you knowledgeable people! Puts us at ease for the rest of our trip.
Janss 07/19/19 06:36am Class A Motorhomes
Motorhome drinking oil

We keep having to add engine oil to our Chevy 8.1L motorhome in signature...like 16 oz. every 500 miles. It had a leak a couple months ago and we had an oil line changed. No visible leak now. No smoke coming out of exhaust pipe. Oil pressure on dash gauge is just like it's always been, about 55 when driving...with 40 being the middle and 80 the highest. Does that sound good? We don't even know what those numbers mean. We are over 3,000 miles from home, so can't go back to the mechanic right now. Just wondered if anyone has any ideas about our older motorhome, with 90,000 miles, that uses alot of oil. Should we be concerned? What can be done? The engine still sounds and runs great!
Janss 07/18/19 08:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stopover between PEI and Maine

Thank you all for a variety of suggestions! I'll have to discuss with the 3 other people I'm traveling with. We've seen Hopewell Rocks and the tidal bore in Moncton already. We'll want to get farther west than Fundy Nat'l Park. The islands sound cool, but may be too much to do for our time period. Saint Andrews may fit the bill. Not sure if we'll be driving the way of Saint John River Valley, but I'll present it to the group.
Janss 07/04/19 07:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Stopover between PEI and Maine

In August, after spending about 6 weeks in Nova Scotia and PEI, we will be returning to the U.S. via the Confederation Bridge through NB to Maine. Looking for suggestions of where to visit/stay for a couple days before we enter Maine. We will have already been to Hopewell Rocks, so I'm thinking somewhere from Saint John to the U.S. border.
Janss 07/03/19 09:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: A crappy experience

I've read about someone who bought a new Rhino that was missing the rubber o-ring. I have what may seem like an odd experience. My Rhino leaked sometimes. I finally figured out that the extra little bit of the end of the hose material that stuck up inside the locking ring area was causing the leak. When I clamp the hose onto the motorhome pipe, if I would position the hose such that that bit was at the back/bottom, it would leak. But when I position the hose for that bit to be at the top/front, no leaking. This may just be an issue of the angles in my connection. But you might look into it.
Janss 06/20/19 12:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: blocks for leveling under jacks and tires

I use yellow legos under my jacks. If on quite slanted site, I might put 3 under the left side jacks and one under the right side jacks...for example. I've never had a problem with breakage. For tires that may come off the ground, I carry two large pieces of wood that are long enough and wide enough for the left and right rear dual tires to be fully on the wood. Of course, I can use the wood for the front tires too.
Janss 06/08/19 09:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chicago Trip Advice

We just recently stayed at the wonderful Paul Wolff campground in Burnidge Forest Preserve in Elgin, IL. Water and electric at campsite, with a dump station. Literally two miles down the same street (Big Timber Rd) is the Big Timber train station, with a large parking lot. Check out the Chicago train routes online. Big Timber station is the last stop on this particular route, and I think the train doesn't stop there on Sundays, so check out the schedule. We drove our car into Chicago. Would never want to drive the motorhome in the city.
Janss 06/06/19 10:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: north california coast

Bandon By The Sea RV Park in Bandon, OR.
Janss 06/03/19 09:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mozilla Thunderbird & Win 10

I would start by trying to open Thunderbird in safe mode and see if it works. If not, then try starting Windows in safe mode and see if Thunderbird works. Search internet for how to do safe mode. You can delete and reinstall the Thunderbird app without losing your emails. Search internet for how to do it. That's what I did with a different Thunderbird problem. But now I can't remember how I did it.
Janss 05/21/19 08:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Looking for good campground in Portland OR

We've stayed at Sandy Riverfront RV Park in Troutdale and liked it. Have you checked www.campgroundreviews.com?
Janss 05/17/19 11:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Eastern Wisconsin

More great info! Thanks a bunch! Keeping it all on my list of possibilities.
Janss 05/15/19 09:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Eastern Wisconsin

Thank you so much for all the great suggestions! We don't really want to go as far west as the Dells and Baraboo, but I'm sure the Circus Museum and other stuff would be fun to see. We're actually from AZ, just visiting friends/family in the Chicago area. Love the Rustic Roads website!
Janss 05/08/19 08:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Eastern Wisconsin

We will have about 10 days at beginning of June between Elgin, IL (outside Chicago) and Bailey's Harbor (Door County) where we will meet up with friends. Looking for suggestions of places to stay, things to do. My spouse can't walk much at all...uses walker and scooter. So we're limited in sightseeing. But we like nature, unusual museums, farming attractions, factory tours. Not into shopping or big cities. So far thinking about Lake Geneva and Manitowoc/Two Rivers areas. We'd like at least electric hookup but can go without for a couple days. Comments and suggestions welcome!
Janss 05/06/19 03:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 12V receptacle polarity

Ha ha ha! After the first and second response, I was outta this thread too! Thank goodness Dave5143 set me straight. I don't know what the heck the rest of you are chatting about, but sounds like you're having fun! I know this happens on alot of threads. One comment leads to another...and another...and pretty soon the respondents are talking amongst themselves. Anyway, the leads on my multimeter are built in. I cannot change them.
Janss 05/03/19 09:56pm Tech Issues
RE: 12V receptacle polarity

Thank you everyone! Now my spouse can sleep well while boondocking :)
Janss 05/03/19 08:30am Tech Issues
12V receptacle polarity

Just bought a 12v cord for CPAP machine use in RV. Instructions state "The Shielded DC Cord is intended for use on 12 volt positive hot electrical systems. These systems might also be referred to as negative ground." Also: "The connector end of the DC cord is constructed so that the outside of the barrel is ground and the inside of the barrel is positive." So I used a multimeter to test the 12v outlet in my bedroom. (I know nothing about electrical stuff.) When I touched the red probe to the center plate at back of outlet and the black probe to the barrel wall of the outlet, the multimeter showed 13.71. Then I touched the black probe to center plate and red to barrel wall and multimeter showed -13.71. So does this mean the outlet is "positive hot", as needed for this cord to work properly?
Janss 05/02/19 08:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Under Bed Struts

Do the existing struts have labels on them? I replaced mine with same size/weight as label...think it was 120lb. We also added a latex mattress pad. Now I don't have to ask my spouse to hold up the bed when I want to get something from storage. I also replaced all the struts on my outside storage bays. What a difference! There are several online websites...just do a search. Can't remember the name of company I purchased from, but it was the only one that carried all the different sizes/weights that I needed.
Janss 04/17/19 12:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Foggy Windows

We've had windows done by an auto glass place that specializes in RVs. There was another option of a window glass place that could order my window from Winnebago to be shipped and then have an RV repair shop install it. Based on our experience, apparently foggy dual pane windows may be able to be removed, cleaned up and replaced....or not. We had one done like that. The other had to have new glass because the water inside the panes had already crystalized and scratched the window panes (or something like that). Kind of imperceptible to me, but that's what they said. Same company that did the first window, so I believed them.
Janss 04/11/19 12:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Finding places to dump tanks

Sanidumps and RVParky websites/apps. Impossible to tell someone else how long their tanks will last. Depends on tank size, how many people are using them, how many showers, how many dishes you wash, how many times a day you pee and poop, how conservative you can be with water, etc. etc. Sometimes your tank level lights do not work. You will just have to learn by experience. As an example, we have a motorhome and two of us can go about 7-10 days for the blank tank and 4-5 days for the gray tank. In our case, we can look directly down the toilet to see how full the black tank is. For our gray tank, it first overflows into the shower. You need to learn where that low point is in your RV. But our tanks may be bigger than yours.
Janss 04/03/19 11:05am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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