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RE: 2023 camping season

There's no guarantee on a Tomorrow, so travel while you can. Amen to that!
SuperBus 01/22/23 05:36am RV Lifestyle
RE: Rv TV

I've had great success with Morryde TV mounts. They're well built and come in all kinds of formats. The only issue I have is they never seem to come with all of the hardware that they should, but a quick phone call to their customer service takes care of that.
SuperBus 01/21/23 05:45am Travel Trailers
RE: generator fuel line

This probably wouldn't be your issue but I'll mention it anyway, just in case. My LondonAire is also on a Spartan Chassis with the 12500 Onan. I had an issue where the generator wouldn't run for more than 60 seconds before running out of fuel. At the same time, I had been servicing the Aquahot and the Aquahot filter was not installed. With the filter/separator off of the lines going to the Aquahot, turns out the system couldn't pull a vacuum on the fuel lines and the generator would stall. It took me a few start / stalls to figure this out. In retrospect, I suppose it was obvious.
SuperBus 01/12/23 04:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Filtering Our Diesel Storage Tanks For on Road Use

Notwithstanding the valid points on the vehicle's existing system, if you wanted to do a bang-up job of ensuring your fuel is clean and stripped of water prior to it hitting your truck's tank, you'd want to put in place a pressurized feed into a Fleetguard water separator then a Fleetguard fuel filter (or a single three-layer FG Nanonet $$$ - overkill in my opinion since this set-up becomes your primary filtration and your OE set-up is secondary). Alternatively, you can draw fuel through the filters with a downstream pump, but it is not as effective. This set up won't be cheap, and is somewhat repetitive, but it is the answer to your question. The new issue you'll have is knowing when to change your truck filters. The interval will be much longer but how much? Another thought - some truck fleets have fuel tanks at their terminals. They do employ filters on the tanks, but it is normally a pretty "open" filter meant to catch larger particles and debris. This situation is not analogous to yours, as they have the factor of much, much more volume moving through the filter on the tank, hence it is large in physical size and also in media size (i.e. particle pass through). There are issues that still result in trucks getting towed back to the terminal because of "bad" fuel. Just food for thought.
SuperBus 12/31/22 06:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Then what?

It is coming, eventually. I am in this industry, and I think it is important to understand that there is essentially ZERO development dollars going into ICE engines. The big three are pouring all powertrain development money into BEVs (including 3/4 and 1 tons), and many MD and HD applications (buses, regional, etc.) are moving to EV quickly where range and predictability allow it. Heck, heavy equipment manufacturers are working on it too (1000V+). HFCV (hydrogen fuel cell vehicles) are the answer to bridge the gap while battery tech catches up for long haul and other very heavy applications. Or maybe not - HFCV could be the answer. Time will tell. I am not saying everything will be there tomorrow, or ICE will disappear (it won't), but 2050 will look a lot different than 2030. Many problems need to be solved - infrastructure, materials, power generations sources - but this is nothing new. By the way, who is still using a 110 VAC drill?
SuperBus 12/29/22 10:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pet Peeves in RV Parks

Our biggest frustration is the general lack of folks' decorum. I can't complain because I don't like the color of your camper or the way you dress, but I think it is reasonable to complain if a diesel truck with a modified exhaust is left running for thirty minutes at 7:00 AM on Saturday (recent experience) or if I can hear your music and foul language clearly at 11:30 PM (all too common, unfortunately). This doesn't mean one can't have a modified exhaust, play loud music, or cuss, but just don't do it obnoxiously in open public spaces where people have the right to expect common courtesies and decency. I, like others have mentioned, feel like there has been a steady decline in courtesy and decency, and the spill over into camping is expected but sad. * That doesn't mean I am miserable or crabby - I just am selective on where and when we camp - so I can have a wonderful time with my family.
SuperBus 12/29/22 09:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Feedback on $50 Onan carbs on Amazon?

I recently purchased a cheap Chinese carb because the OE part was on backorder (and still is) since June (for a Stihl pole saw). I have been reluctant to install it. Granted, carbs aren't the most complicated things on the planet, but these knock offs are straight copies of the originals - including any flaws that are in the few pieces they copied into mass production. The manufacturer of the knock off doesn't know why one dimension is what they measured it at (tolerances aren't defined), nor does he understand the materials, surfaces finishes, etc. It is blind copy and that is why it is cheap. Furthermore, it's likely the manufacturing processes are uncontrolled, and quality varies widely. The OE part is expensive because there was a staff of professionals behind its development, it was validated in a certified laboratory, and it was made in a controlled facility (even if it may have been overseas). These are things to consider when placing parts on expensive systems.
SuperBus 12/23/22 04:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Shore power question

I leave my coach hooked to shore power anytime I have the opportunity. In practice, this is more or less anytime it is not being driven. As mentioned in the first reply, I also let the coach's battery management system do its job and have not had any issues. I have leads for tenders on the house and chassis batteries, but rarely use them as it is much easier to run out some cord and plug the whole coach in.
SuperBus 12/19/22 11:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Campground close to Atlanta

I stayed at Harvest Moon in Adairsville, GA.. It is just above Atlanta and was very nice with large pull throughs. On edit ,I just searched the mileage and its a bit longer to down town than I remember at about 50 minutes... I'd recommend this park as well. It is always a stop for us on the trek to Florida. Easy in and out for us with our 45' coach and toad.
SuperBus 12/16/22 05:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CGs Near Osseo/Eau Claire, WI w/o Minimum Stay Requirement?

We stayed at THIS place in Osseo a couple of months ago. It let me select a Saturday check in and Sunday check out just now. It's not cheap, but it is a nice clean resort. At least we thought so, but it was our first RV resort. We were visiting family there so we didn't spend a lot of time at that place. They have a minimum Night Minimums: Friday & Saturday must always be booked together for all sites. Two-night minimum is required for all rental units. One-night stays are only allowed on RV sites Sunday-Thursday of non-holiday weeks. Three-night minimum stay on holiday weekends. (Memorial, 4th of July & Labor Day Weekends)- Weekend Rate charged for all holiday days.  They certainly do, and that is actually the resort that kicked me off on asking this question.
SuperBus 12/06/22 07:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Life Trip Wizard vs. Roadpass Pro

I've been using RVLIFE Trip Wizard for over 5 years now. At first I was hesitant to try it because I was coming from MS Streets & Trips, which was an offline solution and was hesitant to switch over to an online solution. But, once I gave it a try and got somewhat familiar with its capabilities I has hooked. Having everything available in a single package is nice. I can find campgrounds, various stores, gas stations, points of interest, etc. without have to have multiple browser tabs open which is really convenient. If you get stuck trying to figure out how to do a certain action their help desk staff will help you quickly and efficiently - they have a youtube channel with several good videos showing how to do things as well. Yes, MS Streets and Trips was great. I imagine though, if we were to go back and use it nowadays, we'd realize it lacks the power of the new offerings. I am beginning to see the benefits of RV Life. I've been replanning some upcoming, previously laid out trips and find RV Life much easier than GS Trip Planner, which I have been using the last few years. I think I may go this route, pun intended.
SuperBus 12/06/22 07:39pm Roads and Routes
RV Life Trip Wizard vs. Roadpass Pro

One of the benefits I enjoy from Good Sams is the trip planner. However, the competition is not standing still and seems to be quite a bit ahead of the game when it comes to route planners. I am researching both RV Life Trip Wizard and Roadpass Pro. A feature that is quite appealing on the Roadpass Pro option is access to Roadtrippers - which seems to be the benchmark for identifying unique points of interest. However, it also seems that it is not as RV centric as RV Life. I am utilizing the free trials right now and trying to make an assessment, but just a few days may not be enough to get the real feel for how useful they are. I'd be interested to hear about users for both of these options and how you like them. Thanks!
SuperBus 12/04/22 05:48am Roads and Routes
RE: CGs Near Osseo/Eau Claire, WI w/o Minimum Stay Requirement?

Thanks for the recommendations and tips, appreciate them all! I wonder why this area (WI) may be more inclined to do two-night minimum stays? Living in Michigan, camping is incredibly popular requiring 6 month or more advanced reservations for any given weekend, and I don't see the min. stay requirements (exceptions being ownership resorts; sometimes owners require min. stays). Is it due to popularity, i.e. regions with less traffic are pushing this min. stay? I would suspect WI enjoys a similar level of popularity, but maybe not?
SuperBus 12/04/22 05:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CGs Near Osseo/Eau Claire, WI w/o Minimum Stay Requirement?

Have never stayed here nor driven through but for an over night it looks like it would work https://www.expocenterec.com/campsites.phtml?utm_source=campgrounds.rvlife.com&utm_campaign=RVLife_Campgrounds&utm_medium=referral Thank you! Funny enough, I stumbled across this one too when I used Google instead of the Trip Planner. I will be keeping the number handy as they allow reservations no sooner than three days ahead of time.
SuperBus 12/03/22 05:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CGs Near Osseo/Eau Claire, WI w/o Minimum Stay Requirement?

You don't say WHEN this summer, and that is the kicker. Many, many campgrounds institute a minimum 2 night stay on major holiday weekends, such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day. It is because demand is so high, they sell out early, and rather than take a loss on a site they could have filled both nights, they make it mandatory. I have never run into a minimum 2 night stay except on one of those major holiday weekends. So I'm guessing you are talking about one of those holidays, and all I can say is "good luck" finding one. Might just be the night you spend in a Wally World parking lot. Given how popular camping is on those weekends, you are very likely to find that finding a place to stay at all on the second night of that weekend will be very difficult. If you really want to camp, this might be God's way of telling you to sit still for that second night. I know, not what you wanted to hear. I wish I could point you to the campground of your dreams for a single night that weekend. Best of luck finding what you want, and remember to stay safe out there. Good point, however, I am NOT referring to one of those weekends, as of course it would be obvious that such a requirement may be in place, and if so it would probably be three nights. It is possible there is a local festival that weekend, which would be prudent for me to investigate, and a quick search indicated there was no such thing. We travel a lot, and to many places, and this is unique. Generic weekend stay requirements in the middle of WI? Just seemed odd.Not all that unique. Some NY State Parks have 2 day minimums throughout most of the summer. Interesting. I get it from an operator's occupancy perspective, but it sure is inconvenient for a "passing through" situation. Lets hope this does not catch-on elsewhere. We have gone back to certain campgrounds for longer stays after discovering them during one-night stays on long trips. With "forced duration stays", it is sad to see that option for discovery go away. I can't rationalize paying for two nights if only using one.
SuperBus 12/02/22 11:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CGs Near Osseo/Eau Claire, WI w/o Minimum Stay Requirement?

You don't say WHEN this summer, and that is the kicker. Many, many campgrounds institute a minimum 2 night stay on major holiday weekends, such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day. It is because demand is so high, they sell out early, and rather than take a loss on a site they could have filled both nights, they make it mandatory. I have never run into a minimum 2 night stay except on one of those major holiday weekends. So I'm guessing you are talking about one of those holidays, and all I can say is "good luck" finding one. Might just be the night you spend in a Wally World parking lot. Given how popular camping is on those weekends, you are very likely to find that finding a place to stay at all on the second night of that weekend will be very difficult. If you really want to camp, this might be God's way of telling you to sit still for that second night. I know, not what you wanted to hear. I wish I could point you to the campground of your dreams for a single night that weekend. Best of luck finding what you want, and remember to stay safe out there. Good point, however, I am NOT referring to one of those weekends, as of course it would be obvious that such a requirement may be in place, and if so it would probably be three nights. It is possible there is a local festival that weekend, which would be prudent for me to investigate, and a quick search indicated there was no such thing. We travel a lot, and to many places, and this is unique. Generic weekend stay requirements in the middle of WI? Just seemed odd.
SuperBus 12/02/22 08:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
CGs Near Osseo/Eau Claire, WI w/o Minimum Stay Requirement?

Hello, I am planning my return route from out west this coming summer, and it will take me through the Eau Claire / Osseo area off of I-94. I am running into an issue where nearly every campground is requiring a minimum two-night stay. Even a state park has this rule, which I have never encountered before. Unfortunately, I am only passing through on my way home and need just one night. Can anyone recommend a good campground in the area that does not have this restriction? As a last resort, perhaps we'll just stay in a hotel. I will continue searching and update this post if I find something. Thanks!
SuperBus 12/02/22 07:09am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Question for class A and C people with toads!

Dodge Guy, I am with you. As others have mentioned poorly located utilities are not insurmountable, but they are 100% annoying. I work full time, so when we travel on vacations, it usually involves two or three days of 6 - 10-hour drives, each way, to reach our final location(s). It is irritating to pull into your pull through site to find out you need to unhook just to dump because the sewer drain is three or four hoses from my midship connections. We don't always have the luxury to dump somewhere else. We might have a load of laundry to do, or perhaps we skipped dumping on the last stop or two for similar issues. Sure, I can unhook or use 40' of hose, or dump somewhere else, but these all defeat the purpose of the pull through site, which I undoubtedly paid more money for. I don't want to clean four or five hoses out, pull into another dump, etc. at 5:00 AM before we hit the next leg of our trip. It is not efficient. It wastes my most valuable resource - time - and well, I have no time for that :)
SuperBus 11/26/22 04:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Newmar question

It depends on the engine, not sure what was offered at that time. As mentioned above, the X12 will be around 450 - 500 hp, and the X15 will be in the 600-605 hp range. As far as I recall, the X15 may not have been available in the MADPs, so it may be an X12. Either one of those engines are fantastic, but the X15 is in a class of its own IMHO.
SuperBus 11/20/22 06:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Odd Experience While Camping - Lesson Learned

I am 100% behind your decision to want family time alone without a stranger. I suspect what you ran into was an extremely lonely old man. May have just lost his wife kids may live far away. He may have been well aware he was being pushy, but his loneliness overcame that. Or he could have been a crazy axe murderer, who knows but I suspect the former. 30 years ago, used to dread mowing the lawn, as the widowed old guy next door, would always want to come out and chat. Then I got old and widowed now I understand Great insight. I work hard to try and see things from the other person's perspective, and hence why, in hindsight, I humored him longer than I should have in the first encounter, setting the stage for the next two run-ins. I am 99.5% sure he was not the axe wielding murderer type either, but the departure from social norms was enough to raise a few hairs and put me on alert. Who knows, maybe he found a homely woman to bother and that's when he left me alone...
SuperBus 11/17/22 06:45pm Family Camping
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