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RE: Toilet Tissue...

Scott used to have "RV Septic Safe" written on their single ply tissue. When I noticed they stopped writing it on their product I called the 800 number on their tissue and talked to their representative and he said all their single ply tissue was safe to use in RV tanks.
PastorCharlie 07/28/21 06:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Brake Wire

No less than 12 AWG. The more copper strands in the wire the better.
PastorCharlie 07/20/21 06:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Aluminum will corrode, fiberglass or plastics will not. I have built "touch tanks" aquariums that hold hundreds of gallons of salty brine water for sea creatures to live in where people can have hands on experience with them and they have not deteriorated over many years of use. Build a tank the size and shape desired out of exterior plywood and use chopped fiberglass and marine epoxy. Am I better off using epoxy or is fiberglass resin do-able, which is also much cheaper? I use West System epoxy...locally it was a $100.00 per gallon a couple years ago, last time I looked. When doing large projects We used five gallon buckets of epoxy and hardener in one gallon cans. Follow recommended mix. I recommend using slow hardener if not use to working with it. The fast will go off before you can use it in hot weather. Use 3 inch fiberglass tape on all joints and brush or roll on epoxy. Chop fiberglass and roll on epoxy. Lightly sand after dry. Apply two more coats using fiberglass and then epoxy and lightly sand between coats when dry. The final application needs to be sanded smooth to avoid any hangs. Must use breathing protection and eye protection from the glass during sanding. Provide plenty ventilation.
PastorCharlie 07/12/21 07:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Aluminum will corrode, fiberglass or plastics will not. I have built "touch tanks" aquariums that hold hundreds of gallons of salty brine water for sea creatures to live in where people can have hands on experience with them and they have not deteriorated over many years of use. Build a tank the size and shape desired out of exterior plywood and use chopped fiberglass and marine epoxy.
PastorCharlie 07/11/21 11:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Magnum inverter/battery issue

The Magnum Inverter factory folks in Washington state are nice people to deal with. I called them and they gave me the information of two of their certified tech on the east coast; one in NC and one in OH. Took mine to the N C tech and he is a very knowledgeable and professional tech and did a super repair. I would recommend giving them a call.
PastorCharlie 07/08/21 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bonehead Blunder, I'm an idiot!

Have you ever found yourself sitting in your car in your driveway wondering to yourself if you just got home or was fixing to go somewhere? Or found yourself in the bedroom holding your pants in your hands wondering if you had just removed them or was fixing to put them on? Or be standing in the bathroom wondering why you came in there? I have a friend who's MD prescribed memory pill for him but he forgets to take them. Life becomes a challenge as we mature.
PastorCharlie 06/30/21 10:04pm Towing
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

How would you compare Titebond III to Elmer's?
PastorCharlie 06/30/21 09:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Check those prices

I use Motorcraft oil and filters for all of my vehicles. I pay $18 and change for 5 quarts of 15/40 diesel oil and $9 and change for diesel oil filter for F350 at Walmart. I realize same type of savings for my other three vehicles over the local parts stores. I changed the oil and filter in my Johndeere lawnmower Friday and at the local Advance the filter was $15 plus change but they were out and it would be a next day delivery so they gave me the part number and I purchased it at NAPA for $9 plus change.
PastorCharlie 06/20/21 08:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Trim is like a ladies makeup. Some is applied in a professional manner and some is daubed on.
PastorCharlie 06/19/21 06:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: SOLVED: Location of Starter Solenoid Switch: 2006 F53

Engine firewall
PastorCharlie 06/13/21 07:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Goes to show the quality of service one can expect from Newmar.
PastorCharlie 06/11/21 07:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2008 newmar grand star ford serpintine belt.

If age prevents you from being able to get under to check belt how are you going to install it? The shop that installs it will be able to source the correct belt.
PastorCharlie 06/10/21 05:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

The ones on my Newmar can be adjusted to require more force to open them. Some of the bottom drawers are rather large and filled with pots and pans and they have never opened while in transit.
PastorCharlie 06/08/21 06:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil change on the road

I have been doing my oil changes and maintenance since my first vehicle 65 years ago. I have owned and operated an auto repair shop. I think the right thing to do is to prevent spilling used motor oil on the ground and contaminating the soil.
PastorCharlie 06/05/21 05:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Full time "RV" insurance for a standard conversion van

Do you know if you can you get contents coverage if it doesn't meet the definition of an RV? Which insurance company do you use? I'm planning on adding a bed, but not any wiring or formal toilet with holdings tanks. My power source is going to be a Jackery with solar (or another comparable brand), toilet the bucket method, and showers at a gym. I'd rather dedicate the limited interior van space to a living area and storage. I actually lived in a tent full-time for a year, so I know I can easily do without a formal shower and kitchen area. But since everything I own is going to be in the van I'm definitely going to want some contents coverage, for theft and if things got damaged if I wan in an accident. And since the van is going to be new, I definitely will want vehicle comprehensive and collision. I don't think I'd be comfortable going without insurance. ------------------------------------------------------- My coach is insured as a vehicle for the chassis and body and like a house for the contents, by the same insurance co. I once converted a van to a RV and DMV did the registration change. A RV requires a place to sleep, place to cook, and a toilet serviced by holding tanks. Lot of Nomads use their cars, trucks and vans without the RV destination and probably have little or no insurance. The insurance problem becomes real when there is an accident where someone is injured due to the fault of the vehicle owner. I estimated my interior content cost for added living accessories and they insured for a dollar amount. My awning is also insured separately. I have Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance. Check with your insurance agent and their underwriters may be able to write a policy to cover all your needs. I think a porta potty is considered as a toilet due to it having a holding tank included which can be removed and dumped. I think a sink and food prep area is needed to qualify for a RV. I think a sink can be drained into a 5 gal. bucket. Different states will have different requirements I am sure. The three things that are needed are a sleeping area, a toilet area and a food prep area.
PastorCharlie 06/04/21 08:56pm Beginning RVing
RE: Full time "RV" insurance for a standard conversion van

My coach is insured as a vehicle for the chassis and body and like a house for the contents, by the same insurance co. I once converted a van to a RV and DMV did the registration change. A RV requires a place to sleep, place to cook, and a toilet serviced by holding tanks. Lot of Nomads use their cars, trucks and vans without the RV destination and probably have little or no insurance. The insurance problem becomes real when there is an accident where someone is injured due to the fault of the vehicle owner.
PastorCharlie 06/03/21 05:31pm Beginning RVing
RE: Towing Disaster-AAA

We had to have the tow vehicle and trailer towed twice. Both times we used AAA Plus RV. Both times we were out of our area. The first time we did have to wait a few hours because the only truck that could handle our combo - Astro Mini Van, 20' Hybrid TT and a family of 4, was a couple hours out. The second time, it was a Sunday and I waited about 1.5 hours. Both times, the tow was over 75 miles and didn't cost me a penny, except for a tip. That being said, I have also had a problem with AAA in Georgia. Our motorhome had a blow out, the inner dual on the rear of the passenger side just south of exit 94 of I-95, heading south. I called AAA and they insisted on finding a company that could tow the motorhome incase it wasn't safe for the mobile tire guy to make the repair on the side of the road. The first person I spoke to told me she could only call 3 companies before handing it off to a supervisor. All 3 companies she called couldn't handle the tow (or didn't want to). Finally, after a few calls - I called them, they called me, after 2 hours I got a call from a mobile tire repair guy. He got to us about 2.5 hours after my first call and had no towing capabilities. He stated he got the call right before he called me. So it took AAA 2 hours to find someone that could do a mobile tire repair in Savannah, GA. The reason I stick with AAA is because they will tow me where I want to go. Coach-net, Good-Sam, they will only tow to the nearest repair facility. They won't let me pay more to go where I want, only to the nearest repair facility. Plus the discount we get being a AAA member usually pays for membership. -Michael With Good Sam Platinum Plus Plan you have the choice of repair shops and the option to have it towed over 100 miles, just pay the extra tow service over the first 100 miles. Check out their different plans online.
PastorCharlie 06/01/21 07:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do you run house AC while on the road

INSULATION, INSULATION, INSULATION. Place your hand on the outside of a quality range when it temperature is 400-500 F... Place your hand on the outside of a quality freezer when its temperature is zero. Pay up front for insulation or pay later in fuel cost.
PastorCharlie 06/01/21 05:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil change on the road

I have asked campground managers if I could discretely do an oil change if I complied with EPA rules and did no polluting of soil. EPA rules as to how to do an oil change? Whoda thunk? Spill it on the ground and then ask the question if EPA rules cover that. :)
PastorCharlie 05/30/21 01:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you run house AC while on the road

Heating and cooling is dependent upon the quality of insulation. I had a 36' Coachmen and it was a task to cool it with both chassis and house A/C going in 90* weather. I checked the insulation over the cockpit area behind the cabinets and there was no insulation and very little in the ceiling and walls. The quality of insulation depends upon the quality of the coach. I have learned that to buy cheap is to get cheap and pay through the nose trying to make it comfortable. Our current Newmar never requires more than the chassis A/C or chassis heater to make the coach comfortable traveling in all temperatures. It is built for 4 season use. The comparison was from using both RVs from coast to coast and in 40 plus states over a couple decades. The majority of RV are built for occasional use in comfortable weather.
PastorCharlie 05/30/21 01:11pm Class A Motorhomes
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