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RE: Phoenix Cruiser

But in answer to your question I would have to say: there have been improvements in general and additional options available. As anything else the prices have increased. They will listen to you and take of everything you might need. Can't say enough good things about them. Double ditto! Question : On their website they say they cannot sell their Motorhomes into Canada. Is this a new thing or does it affect other major manufacturers? Pretty hard on a small company A problem going both ways. If the company does not want to do the paper work to certify everything they cannot ship across the border until they are a certain age and even then they may be disallowed.
Photomike 02/01/19 07:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Spare tire/roadside assistance

To me it would depend on where you go. If you stay on the main roads in the area of larger towns a tire alone would be enough. Problem would come up if you are in the back country areas on dirt roads or off road even. Just about any roadside assistance company could change a tire but not all have the mobile unit to mount a tire. Second thing would be how likely are you to damage a rim? If you stay on the paved roads and have a tire pressure monitor system then you should be fine 90% of the time. If you are going down gravel or worse roads it only takes one rock or deep hole to damage the rim and tire. I don't have a dually so an extra tire mounted to a rim above the back bumper is my safety net. Also if for some reason roadside is not around I can do it or anyone can help me change things out.
Photomike 02/01/19 07:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can you strip interior walls of Vacu-Bond wall?

Majestic is one of the better ones to insulate a class C. Now that being said "better" is a relative term in the RV industry. Like another poster asked where are you located? How do you plan on camping (plug-in or boon docking)? Where do you plan on camping? I put this together, it may help Cold weather camping
Photomike 01/30/19 08:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rv lien checks

I always wondered about this. In Canada and some states in the US you put the camper on the truck and that is it. You do not need to register it or license or anything. SO if there was a lien on it and you bought it with cash how would they track you down. Even when I put the insurance on mine all they wanted was the make and model and not the serial number as that did not do anything for their files.
Photomike 01/25/19 06:27pm Truck Campers
RE: 12v diesel heaters ,anybody have one

I have the gas version for my Ford Transit conversion and so far LOVE it!!
Photomike 01/21/19 08:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wet Bath Floor

I saw a really nice wooden floor covering that was made out of cedar. I have thought of making one for my motor home as it would keep me off the wet floor and allow me to store wet boots there that could drip dry.
Photomike 01/18/19 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

New to the list after reading this forum multiple times we took the plunge & purchased an ex rental from El Monte RV in Las Vegas. We rented from Cruise America & delivered it to Pheonix where they recondition there units. While we liked the unit from CA the El Monte has more of the options we wanted(oven awning rear window leather interior TV lower mileage newer longer warranty double sinks & maintenance records) While the price was higher we felt it was worth the extra money. It is a 2016 Four Winds 28 ft on Ford chassis. We picked it up 3 days after Christmas & took the long way home through southern CA, Grand Canyon,& visited relatives on the way back to ND. Found a few minor problems like vent gears stripped on vent, door latch broken & loose vinyl on cupboard but nothing major. 2800 miles on way home used no oil & had good power through mountains & on freeway. So far we are happy with our purchase & looking forward to more fun trips. Thanks for all of information. I read a post from someone on another forum that had just bought a brand new RV and their list of problems was triple as long as yours and one was a wall was crooked :B :B Seems like you got a good deal! ENJOY!!!
Photomike 01/14/19 12:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Is a propane fire ring a waste of money???

How long do they burn on a 3 or 5 lb tank?
Photomike 01/03/19 11:12am Truck Campers
RE: Can’t insure full-time camper and truck

The home base address a lot of people will use one of their kids addresses. You may find you need this for other things as well like drivers license, pension, government, etc. That way you can at least get mail someplace.
Photomike 12/28/18 12:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Can’t insure full-time camper and truck

Insure the truck as a vehicle, then insure the camper as a camper. They do not need to know it is your residence. I did not see anything in the clause of my old truck campers policy that said I could not stay in it for extended periods of time.
Photomike 12/27/18 05:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Winter RV camping

I was asked to post this here so here it is. It is meant more for those that only camp for short times in cold weather but you may find things that help you out as well. Cold weather camping
Photomike 12/26/18 04:01pm Full-time RVing
RE: Cold Weather Camping

when you prep correctly winter camping is the best, nice write up Mike https://tinyurl.com/ybv774kh width=600 https://tinyurl.com/y8yqookq height=480 https://tinyurl.com/y7lcpftk width=600 That is not cold that is tropical :B :B :B :B GREAT pictures!
Photomike 12/26/18 03:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Cold Weather Camping

Re Catalytic heater - I knew that once people read this there would be mentions of my Little Buddy vs cat, etc, etc, etc. I feel I have put enough warnings in at the beginning and the end to do your own research and I think that should be enough. I know people who would say I need to put warnings in about many other things and honestly we have to leave some decisions for people to make on their own. My opinion on my Little Buddy or even a non vented catalytic heater is that I would not sleep with one on. For many reasons, not just the obvious. I would and I do use my Buddy for many things like extra heat on a cold day, emergency when my battery is too low, etc and I am happy with it. I also know many people that use other means of heat that are a lot more dangerous than a Buddy or a catalytic and they are fine. Like mentioned in the article "Do your own research" P.S. I just read the part that I mentioned that my Buddy was a cat and changed that. Typing one thing and thinking something else!!
Photomike 12/26/18 03:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Cold Weather Camping

Good writeup. The only thing you skipped is the fact that as you get older, you tolerate the cold less. I found that the thermostat in the S&B increased by 1 degree every year past 65. :) The comment I made about me being a whimp covered that without admitting to my age :p :) :B I have been doing the same thing each year and I am not over 65.
Photomike 12/26/18 08:00am Truck Campers
Cold Weather Camping

I got upset with some of the information that I was reading and hearing about cold weather camping so I wrote out my experiences for those that are interested. AS mentioned this is my experience and yours may vary but with many years of cold weather camping under my belt this is what I have found. I take no responsibility for what you do with this information but hope you can add it to your knowledge base and that it is helpful for you to enjoy camping. If in doubt get professional advice to confirm or disprove my ideas! Cold Weather camping
Photomike 12/26/18 12:11am Truck Campers
RE: Winter weather without winterizing?

Based on the feedback here and my experience drying out my leak, I have come up with a solution that should work well for me. I talked to the dealer, the camper mfg, and tried speaking to the furnace mfg (don't bother, Atwood won't help). The leak cleanup was dealt with by using a dehumidifier set to max and the blower running without the burner. Running propane added water to the camper which defeated the dehumidifier. A box fan circulated air over the leak but not throughout. tl;dr: I added a SPST switch to the furnace which connects the blower to 12v. With the switch on and the blower running, I get good circulation throughout. I will place the oil heater in front of the furnace (also between the intake and exhaust) so everything will be heated evenly. If your propane furnace is adding humidity to the air inside your unit you have a HUGE problem!!! Stop using your furnace immediately!!! A properly running furnace will vent all exhaust outside including the moisture that is in the propane. Zero moisture should be entering your unit from an RV furnace.
Photomike 12/24/18 08:56am Truck Campers
RE: charging of 2 camper batteries with truck alternator?

It is understandable that you would not hear back as no manufacturer wants to comment on anything outside of the ordinary use of a vehicle in case something bad should happen. Even basic changes like replacing a radio is no longer a simple change with today's vehicles. I have asked easy questions like switching tires or adding driving lights and have been told "we do not recommend changing anything from the manufacturers specs". Good luck on getting any commitment from any company today, the lawyers have made it clear they cannot reply.
Photomike 12/19/18 09:25am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Recommendations

I am not a fan on diesels as the cost of tune-ups, Not sure what kind of a "tune-up" a diesel needs. Sorry was typing when a customer walked in and hit post, should have said "glow plugs and all the additives is a lot more than a tune up" Problem with typing at work is I rush to type :B back to work now.
Photomike 12/18/18 09:32am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Recommendations

You can usually find good deals on big trucks as people buy them then find out what it costs to run them. I am not a fan on diesels as the cost of tune-ups, oil changes etc are a lot more and if they sit for long periods of time you can get issues with the injectors. Make sure the camper will fit the truck (bed size and tailgate opening).
Photomike 12/17/18 08:15pm Truck Campers
RE: mattress moisture barrier

Something to allow an air break under the mattress is a good idea but it does not allow air flow. There is no reason for the air to move so in the middle of the mattress the air does not circulate no matter what you have the mattress sitting on. It will add an air break to the mattress not touching the camper but that is all. More importantly you should leave your heavy sheet (s) / blankets rolled back on the bed in the morning and open a window or a vent to change the air in the cab over. Especially the air in the corners of the cab over as it is stale and moist and this is more likely to cause issues with the mattress touching the walls and getting mold than anything. A small 12v fan running during the day blowing air that way will help as well.
Photomike 12/12/18 10:47pm Truck Campers
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