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RE: 2021 Jeep Wagoneer

Looks like a mildly restyled Durango to me. I agree, nothing special if thats the true production model. I do like the Durango's tho. MM.
Mr.Mark 09/15/19 08:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

spring cleaning
Mr.Mark 09/14/19 08:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

typhoid fever
Mr.Mark 09/13/19 03:46pm Around the Campfire
RE: Fuel economy

We weigh 55,500 lbs. plus pulling a 4,200 lb. toad. We drive about 65 mph (unless in CA, 55 mph) and get about 6.5-6.8 mpg. MM. Moving a load requires energy. You're kidding! MM.
Mr.Mark 09/12/19 11:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fuel economy

We weigh 55,500 lbs. plus pulling a 4,200 lb. toad. We drive about 65 mph (unless in CA, 55 mph) and get about 6.5-6.8 mpg. MM.
Mr.Mark 09/12/19 06:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

false pride
Mr.Mark 09/11/19 05:49am Around the Campfire
RE: Best RV Resort or Campground

Womens79, we just stayed at Anchors Down in Dandridge, TN, a couple of weeks ago. We were headed to Lake Toxaway in NC and it was a good stop for us when traveling east. Anchor Down is a BUSY park. It was practically full when we made our one night stop. They only had back-in sites available that evening. We could not see the water from our spot and it was $68 a night. Golf carts are used by many, even little kids driving them, so be careful! It is a nice clean park with concrete pads and paved roads, the lady as the desk could use some training on 'friendliness'. As the coaches/trailers/fifth-wheels were arriving, there was a guy who could not have been nicer, he took our check-in information (license plate numbers, etc.) to have it ready for the 'stern' desk clerk. Safe travels, MM.
Mr.Mark 09/11/19 05:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: building new campground

Coleman, I don't think anyone is trying to 'dog' the OP'ers idea, but a lot of us have been in business and have crossed many bridges. The OP'ers are in the dairy/beer crafting business so I feel they have a good feeling about what to do. Their park is not one that I personally would seek out but there are a lot folks that would. Don't assume that everyone are trolls. Most people here like to help others. Safe travels, MM.
Mr.Mark 09/06/19 07:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: building new campground

To the OP, First, let me say that I wish you the most success if you proceed with your project. I would have to say that I'm in the 'camp' that would not want to drive 8 miles off the interstate just for a one night stay. Especially, if its a bare-bones park.... I don't see the point. Our coach is insulated for good sound abatement and also....maybe my hearing is not 100%.:R We will start a trip on Saturday and I booked two 'one night' RV Parks along the way to our final destination where we will be for 7+ days. I chose parks that were right off the interstate that were the most convenient. I do a google maps overhead search to see if we will fit. I prefer NO TREES as I don't want junk falling on the coach roof or on my slide-outs. Our destination park is a resort.... paved roads, concrete or paver sites, beautiful landscaping, club house, golf course, swimming pool, tennis and pickle ball courts and is in a beautiful setting. It also has cable, sewer, water, etc. at each site. It's gated and has security. Every RV park will have a following. Good luck! MM.
Mr.Mark 09/05/19 07:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Full timers warning

I don't get it, people full time in apartment rentals and people rent trailers set up full time in trailer parks. It looks like to me that if the story is true, the IRS is looking at the owner and maybe how much he is claiming as income. I remember reading once when the IRS audited a pizza shop. They looked at how much raw material was purchased and divided up into pizza's, the numbers didn't match so they were investigated further. MM.
Mr.Mark 09/02/19 09:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Best RV Resort or Campground

Mountain Falls Motorcoach Resort in Lake Toxaway, NC, is fantastic (class A only resort). Lots of activities and very friendly people. And the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains are beautiful! Especially, if you reserve a spot on the ridge (upper area). Their current rate is $125 a day. It's a good home-base for seeing the Biltmore Estate about 60 miles northeast of Lake Toxaway. The city of Highlands, NC, is about 22 miles southwest with good 'speciality' store shopping and wonderful restaurants. I love the mountains! Safe travels, MM.
Mr.Mark 09/02/19 09:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I didn't buy an RV

Years ago I did the second home bit and it was great while the kids were growing up. But now we're kind of lonely and the rv crowd is more aloof. I've owned a half dozen class c, vans, class a and a dozen or more tt's. The thing that bothers me the most is lack of training. I know from experience living in the USA for a while that anyone with a reg Florida drivers license can drive off with a 55000lb class a and have no training. That scares me more than the drunk drivers out there. So why should I buy another rv? https://blog.cheapism.com/rv-for-sale/#slide=2 So I opted for a boat - maybe a slightly better choice given that it's steel. And solid - it doesn't roll when you walk the decks at night. The maintenance was high because it had been in saltwater. But now it's in fresh (Amazon Riv) so the bottom jobs won't be needed every three years. And the corrosion is minimal now. https://www.smartliving365.com/smart...-home-rv-boat/ Since moving to the marina - the people are more accepting of quirky people and help out far more. If you haven't tried it I highly recommend a week long rental cruiser and see what you're missing. That is before you decide on an rv. An RV is easier to handle than a boat.......just don't understand this post. All that rocking back and forth if the waters are rough. Once the RV is parked, it's stable. Our experience has been that RV people are very accepting but maybe we have been to different places than you. We have met the best RV'ers and still stay in touch with many of them. Safe travels, Mark
Mr.Mark 08/30/19 08:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: I Hate the Heat

mods, when this thread goes off the rails can you just delete the folks that like to hint at their political agendas instead of locking it up? Folks, if you want to start a political argument, please start your own thread. Yes! Mods, please delete the offending posts as I want to know where people go for cool weather (and other interesting info)! We just returned from Lake Toxaway, NC, last week and we're thinking about going back again in two weeks. It is absolutely beautiful there at 3,100 ft. (Mountain Falls RV Resort). Highlands, NC, is about 20 miles away and is at 4,100 ft. and a few degrees cooler. They have excellent restaurants, shops, etc. Did I tell you about the weather? :p While TN (back home) was having 97 degree highs and high humidity, Lake Toxaway was in the mid 80's with lows in the low 60's. In two weeks, the highs will be mid 70's and the low in the 50's (heaven). :D Safe travels, MM.
Mr.Mark 08/25/19 08:17am Full-time RVing
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

mountain bear
Mr.Mark 08/18/19 04:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: How High???

We are 13'4". Turnpike bridges are 13'6". If needed, I can lower the coach 5-6 inches as we had to do at Disney's Wilderness RV Park in Orlando to get under the canopy. This was at the end of '14 when we picked up our new coach. The kiosks were built when coaches were a lot lower. There was a plan for a major renovation (what the lady said) to accommodate larger coaches. Safe travels! MM.
Mr.Mark 08/14/19 07:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

growing old
Mr.Mark 08/10/19 07:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: A/C on 116 volts?

I was told by my converter (Liberty Coach) to not run below 110v to stay on the safe side. The coach is in a large storage garage and I can check everything from my iphone. This morning I was showing 111v on leg #1 with one air running. I also have two refrigerators (small one in basement) and the battery charger will charge as needed. Apparently when I checked, the battery charger was on and then turned off and the volts changed to 114v. So, I turned off the front air and turned on the bedroom air as it's on leg #2. It was showing 116v on leg two with the air running and leg one went to 119v. MM.
Mr.Mark 08/09/19 07:39am Tech Issues
RE: Miles per day.

Rob, we did that once heading to California from TN when I was wanting to take a car out there to leave for our new vacation residence. We left MEM and drove 8 hrs. to Oklahoma City, OK, then we kept going all the way to Palm Springs, CA. Way back in '96 we drove 466 miles the first day then we drove 1,258 miles the second day. Since it was during the summer months and the clock kept inching back (time change) the sun was up as we drove west until at least 9PM. We arrived in CA at something like 1AM. I will NEVER do that again. We were exhausted but we were much younger then! LOL! It's fun to say that we spent just one night on the road driving almost 1,800 miles! MM.
Mr.Mark 08/07/19 08:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel Pusher, side vs rear mount radiator

Tom/Barb, they know more than we do. On my model with the gear driven side radiator, I can control my fan speed from my instrument cluster on the dash using my steering wheel controls. The choice is normal-auto or I can change it to be locked on 'high' if needed. When the fan kicks into high I'm amazed at the volume of air it can pull in. Any plastic bags or leaves are pulled towards the side door and that fan is ROARING. Mark
Mr.Mark 08/07/19 08:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel Pusher, side vs rear mount radiator

Airdaile, Prevost started using electric fans on their side radiators in the 2018/2019 model year. There are 8 fans and operate as needed. In snowy conditions, the fans will reverse to remove snow from the fins and/or leaves. (From Metro magazine) Prevost is introducing the only electric cooling package for a powertrain of up to 500Hp. The system takes cooling to a whole new level where the system takes into account the amount of cooling needed, where it is required, the power needed for the task, and how this power will be generated. Unveiled at the UMA Expo, the innovative and fully-integrated system was designed entirely in-house at Prevost. It eliminates the belt-driven fan, thereby reducing the engine horsepower required to operate. The end result is up to 4% improvement in fuel economy, better reliability/less downtime, enhanced performance, and potential decrease in maintenance costs. Prevost’s electric fan drive development was made possible by an in-house integration of all systems including a new electrical architecture. The new fans offer a progressive speed that is adjusted on demand from the engine cooling system. Since they are not driven by the engine, more power is available at the wheels. The drive includes eight fans total; six for the radiator and for the Charge Air Cooler (CAC). Both the CAC and the radiator fans are split into two independent groups driven by a different multiplex module for complete redundancy to avoid coach down situation related to fan issues. The true beauty of the system is the vehicle can operate with only one of the two systems functioning. The side by side configuration allows the complete surface of both the radiator and the CAC to receive fresh air. Debris cannot accumulate between them and the system logic was built with the following features to keep them clean and fully efficient at all time: In winter conditions, fan rotation is reversed on a regular basis to push snow, ice, and sleet out of the radiator and CAC surface. In normal operation, air is pulled in the engine compartment. Alternatively, in summer conditions, fans are turned off from time to time so that any debris blocking air flow will drop off. For example, plastic bags can stick to the radiator door due to fan suction effect. An additional benefit to the side by side configuration is the design allows the CAC to be easily and quickly removed independently of the radiator; giving mechanics easy access to the engine compartment. Safe travels, MM.
Mr.Mark 08/07/19 07:46am Class A Motorhomes
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