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RE: Time to hang up the keys...(consignment ?)

have begun to think about contracting with Camping World to sell it on consignment. Big, BIG, huge mistake. While you will take a "hit" with any consignment sale, CW likely will be much worse than most others......given their track record with everything else. You live in Florida, where there are literally hundreds of RV dealers, sometimes within a few miles in some areas. There MUST be a better alternative. I am nearing the same decision point next spring......and haven't decided what to do yet either. I think I will talk to RV Swap Shop first. There is one near to me.
Sam Spade 11/16/19 07:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Generator Fault Code 2- Low oil pressure

Fuel pumps seem to be a "high failure" item. It can fail after 1 minute, one hour or half a day.....or fail to start at all. And if you share a gas tank, it must be above 1/4 full.
Sam Spade 11/13/19 07:28am Tech Issues
RE: Strange house battery issue

So i guess my question is, why arent the batteries charging? How are the house batteries “tendered”? When you are not plugged in, the batteries are NOT "tendered"; not charging at all. Batteries left completely discharged will not last long. One of two things: Batteries have gone bad....OR....the charger has failed. You really should get a digital multi-meter. Around $10 at Harbor Freight.
Sam Spade 11/12/19 12:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: battery charging

how long should we stay on Float charging before change. ?? Some "tenders" turn off and on but most just drop down to the float level, which is what yours has done, and stay there more or less forever.
Sam Spade 11/12/19 12:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Generator Fault Code 2- Low oil pressure

I changed the oil and filled to the top of the dip stick and that seemed to fix it for about 6 months Gotta ask.....are you assuming that it is still "full" of oil, or did you actually check it ? Is it parked on a hill ??
Sam Spade 11/12/19 12:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan Generator Fault Code 2- Low oil pressure

Overfilling can cause churning and foaming of the oil, which can mislead the pressure sending unit into thinking there is no oil. Make sure it is not over-filled also. Steve While I understand that they might not all be the same......the ones I've seen it is impossible to overfill them to any significant degree. A couple of extra ounces certainly will NOT cause the doom and gloom that you described.
Sam Spade 11/11/19 10:19am Tech Issues
RE: Onan Generator Fault Code 2- Low oil pressure

My Cummins/Onan dealer is VERY helpful. If you have one nearby, a visit to them likely would yield some useful information. The two I have experience with are very picky about oil LEVEL......such that parking on a slight incline can cause a "low oil" failure. I've been filling mine up until you can't put in any more, which is only a couple of ounces high, and that seems to have solved that problem for me.
Sam Spade 11/11/19 07:52am Tech Issues
RE: Forum Posting Help and Support

Just as a curiosity, why do you think so many threads, on a host of topics, are started in Forum Posting Help and Support? Is it through a default of some sort? No, it is mainly because it appears right in one of the header lines....in RED and underlined. That makes it too easy to get to......for everything. Bonehead move on the part of the designers. Of course, there are other reasons too.
Sam Spade 11/08/19 05:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Short Term Winterising

is there a way of protecting the water lines for a short period of time? IF your description of the conditions is accurate...then yes. I live in north central Florida where it works pretty much as you describe and I never "winterize" anything. I suspect that pretty much nobody does. Make sure that the pump is OFF and open all of the faucets that you can. That's it. Pipes break (usually) because of pressure built up by the "freeze plug" growing toward a closed valve. If the pressure can't build up, there should not be a problem even if a little ice forms in a line. It takes more than a few hours of barely freezing temps for things in the RV to actually get that cold. If it will make you feel any better, ask an RV dealer or three in your area.
Sam Spade 11/05/19 07:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing Horn

I would definitely install a relay to avoid frying your horn button on the steering wheel. Good advice......maybe. IF you are installing a replacement that is similar to the OEM horn, there is absolutely no need to go to all that trouble. If nothing on the package or instructions for the new horn mentions anything about a relay, then you likely don't need one.
Sam Spade 11/04/19 06:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing Horn

Yes, should be easy. Just study the old one a bit and get a replacement with the same number of electrical terminals and a similar (or adaptable) physical mount. Note: if you are getting one that is a LOT louder, a relay probably will be needed.
Sam Spade 11/03/19 07:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane winterizing

And why bother anything extra if they are empty anyway? After it's first use, a propane tank is never really empty. The "empty" ones can be more dangerous that if full.
Sam Spade 11/02/19 05:00pm Tech Issues
RE: SPARE TIRE

Visit a truck tire dealer, let them look at what you have and tell what you need to order......and maybe sell you one too. The front rims and the back ones might not be the same. Because of that, I carry a spare "tire" only without a rim. If you do that, you need to specify that the truck they dispatch needs to be capable of putting your spare on the rim at the side of the road......OR be able to tow the entire rig to a place that can.
Sam Spade 11/01/19 09:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane winterizing

Just exactly why would anyone think that ANY special attention is needed for propane tanks during periods of non-use ?? (regardless of the length of time). Hint: There is NO good reason to mess with them at all. Turn off the valve at the tanks and don't mess with anything else.
Sam Spade 11/01/19 07:40am Tech Issues
RE: Good Sam Roadside Assistance Mobile App - Login Issues

You should take this as a sign......and sign up for with a company that knows what service really IS. Their road service is likely to be about as good as that app.
Sam Spade 10/30/19 10:07am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Netflix forces newer TVs

My Response would be to cancel my account. Fight back. You don't HAVE to march in a direction that you don't like.
Sam Spade 10/29/19 12:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Short queen mattress at CW

AND.....don't get hung up on the "short queen" requirement. I searched for MONTHS for a reasonably priced "short queen" air mattress as a replacement for mine. I finally gave up and decided to try a "standard" queen from WalMart. It actually came up about 2 inches shorter than what the box said and it worked fine. For about $40, IIRC. Point IS that a standard queen might work fine and likely can be had easier and cheaper.
Sam Spade 10/28/19 04:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: question for the solar gurus

It depends on how LONG it stays at 14.4.....mostly. It is probably designed that way on purpose.
Sam Spade 10/28/19 07:18am Tech Issues
RE: I-4 though Orlando

The I-4 project in Orlando is just getting a good start. It will not be complete for about another two years.....or more. Very inconvenient in a car. Downright dangerous in an RV.
Sam Spade 10/27/19 05:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: Water streaks on side windows

How do you remove window streaks? Glass cleaner does no good. Has to be some type of glass polish that does a good job of removing streaks caused by roof runoff. The light colored deposits on mine need a razor blade or 0000 steel wool (gently) to remove. I've heard that a crumpled up newspaper and Coke will remove almost anything......but I haven't tried it for this particular problem. That is on the glass. Stains on fiberglass is a whole different subject.
Sam Spade 10/27/19 09:34am Class A Motorhomes
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