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RE: Did anyone else have a great Rving year

Don't know yet. Still out on the road doing a big east coast loop. But did manage to hit every campground along Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Natchez Trace along the way. Lots of real short days and lots of relaxing. Had been on my way down to Florida until hurricane Matthew decided to head that way. Sittin' at Lake Conroe right now thinking about heading on down the Gulf Coast to Padre Island and then the Rio Grande Valley, etc and then slooowly back west - probably passing thru Quartzsite to see how things are going there before the big January bash. Happiness is $1.99 gasoline and all the time in the world. My expenses on the road have been way less than hanging around at home.
More To See 10/27/16 09:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Entry door gas strut replacement

Don't be tempted to just get them a little stronger to be sure it will work because that puts a lot of unnecessary stress on the attachment points and hinges and everything. Get the required struts. Personal experience here!
More To See 10/20/16 08:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Light bulb ohms. What the heck is going on here?

In Canada in the colder provinces, municipalities are having trouble because some cities have changed traffic signal lights to led lamps to save energy, but now face the problem of the lights being covered with snow and no one can see them. They dont get as warm anymore and melt the snow. Someone didnt think that one through in the relentless quest to terminate incandescence. Obviously they need to parallel those led lamps with incandescent lamps to provide some heat. Maybe they could dig the old ones out of the trash can.
More To See 10/19/16 09:04am Technology Corner
RE: Light bulb ohms. What the heck is going on here?

When you hit that filament with 120 volts its resistance "instantly" goes real high to limit the current to the wattage of the bulb.
More To See 10/18/16 11:59pm Technology Corner
Tire puzzler

I can't seem to remember seeing a posting from someone having just had their RV tires replaced commenting on what horrible shape the interior of those carcasses were. Or perhaps even that they were starting to show some deterioration. You would think that some percentage of those replacing their tires would be horrified at what the shop found inside them and immediately post to RV Net about how lucky they were to have gotten it done before disaster struck. In fact a common comment seems to be that the tire shops will resell those RV tires for use on commercial vehicles being driven daily. Let me now state that I'm a 7 year guy and would not think of stretching it out any farther. And I highly recommend that everybody else also puts on new high quality tires before too many years go by depending on their comfort zone. But still. Are people buying new tires so uninterested in the condition of their old tires that they don't even ask the shop about that? Wouldn't you like to know? And don't the shops ever relay to people that they were lucky to have gotten in when they did? Wouldn't that be worth a posting? I'd be interested in what some high volume tire shop might say about what they see on a regular basis with low years RV tires being changed out for new ones. Let me just add that a posting I see all the time is about $10,000 damage to an RV having just having had a blown tire. And of course those sad posting of rigs over the side with unfortunate results. One last time: New tires before too many years is the way to go!
More To See 05/18/16 11:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 95 Thor Columbus or 95 Winnebago Vectra?

The choice should obviously be made on which rig is in better condition. Both are probably on a 1994 P30 chassis which will be OBD1 not the newer OBD2. The Vectra was a high-end rig in its day. It is supported in back on two airbags which requires an air pump and a couple solenoids and a level control mechanism that could sometimes require maintenance. I would think perhaps those bags would have to be replaced being this old. Last time I needed a spare part the original vendor was still manufacturing it but if they should quit I would assume that air bag suspension could be supported from a recycle yard. Firestone probably still makes the bags themselves. The Vectra also has a nice feature that keeps water in the water heater hot as you drive down the road using heat from the engine. The front cap metal edge to which the windshield gasket secures the windshields at the top tends to rust and requires a bit of maintenance the first time you have to replace a windshield. Taking out the other windshield usually breaks it which means you would have to buy 2 windshields if you wanted that whole rusty edge cleaned up by your replacement shop. The rusty edge will usually be associated with a leaking windshield too. That after market Gear Vendor unit bolted on to the back of the Vectra transmission is a great feature that I can hardly imagine being without if you spend any time at all in the mountains. I'm getting ready to head back east in a couple months with my '95 Vectra and expect to probably rack up 8000 Miles or more by the time I swing back West late in the fall. But then it's all about the maintenance. Good luck in your search. Remember that anything you buy is going to require initial maintenance (new tires!) and lots of continuing maintenance. It's just part of the motorhome world. Edit: I might also mention that Vectrs has basement air so there's nothing much on the roof. Lots of room for solar panels. I easily fit four 210 watt panels up there. My high point is the rear ladder where it wraps around and that is only 11 feet 4 inches.
More To See 05/13/16 12:58am Class A Motorhomes
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