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RE: What do you use for an outdoor ground cover?

Definitely get a plastic woven mat that lets water pass through. Otherwise it will weigh a ton when it's wet and be impossible to roll up for transport.
coolmom42 04/19/21 04:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Getting ready to roll!

Glad you are getting on the road again! I know it's difficult to move forward, but sounds like you are pushing on. Your family will be your lifeline. Enjoy your travels with Brendon!
coolmom42 04/19/21 04:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Nashville is flooded.

Did they leave those dam gates closed AGAIN? This happened back in 2010 when my daughter lived there. She was lucky. She lived in Hendersonville, and most of her neighborhood had sewage back-ups.That was one stinky area for quite some time. No, not an issue with the dams or water management. Just a lot of rain in a short time, on ground that was already wet. An additional culprit is the insane amount of building and development that has gone on in Nashville recently. Water that previously would have been held in the ground in a wooded area is now running straight off that new parking lot or driveway or roof, and right into the area waterways. This event was not as widespread as the 2010 flood, thank goodness.
coolmom42 03/31/21 06:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Free overnight camping in small towns

USCampgrounds.info. Maps free or low cost publicly owned campgrounds with lots of info. BTW, the Faribault County Fairgrounds in Blue Earth, MN is free, with full hookups and a very nice shower house.
coolmom42 03/25/21 09:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Battery & electrical questions

I'm thinking that POSSIBLY the generator starts off the chassis battery--because one day I couldn't get the generator to start (think I just didn't prime it enough the first time) and cranked it multiple times with no luck. Then the chassis battery turned out to be dead, as in it wouldn't start the vehicle. As soon as I got the chassis battery jumped, and the engine going, the generator started right up. So my thinking was that I ran the chassis battery down in attempts to start the generator. Still not sure if that's what happened.
coolmom42 03/25/21 09:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery & electrical questions

She probably meant a 20a fuse? The RV is at a dealer right now, or I would go check. But I am 99% sure it said 200. I'm wondering if it has something to do with the chassis battery starting the generator.
coolmom42 03/22/21 12:09am Class C Motorhomes
Battery & electrical questions

I have a 2014 Coachmen 21QB on a Chevy 4500 chassis, with an Onan 4KW generator. *Does the generator have its own starting battery? If so, how is this battery charged? Or does the generator crank off the chassis battery? (I'm assuming it doesn't crank off the house battery, as that would kind of defeat the point of having a generator.) *Does the generator charge the chassis battery? *Does the chassis alternator charge the house battery? If so, how well? *Does the battery isolator switch completely isolate the house battery and chassis battery from each other? *Does the converter charge the chassis battery when the RV is plugged into shore power? *On the side of the engine compartment, there is a 200 amp fuse. What is this for?
coolmom42 03/21/21 06:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Safety chains save couples lives

There's a pretty big RV lying on it's side in the road. A blowout, an uncontrolled sway episode, or a huge wind gust are likely culprits. Definitely a tribute to the strength of the chain and its attachment points. ETA: If you read down through the Twitter thread, one woman who said they were her friends, and had been at the hospital with them, said it was due to the wind. Some nasty gusts on bridges sometimes.
coolmom42 03/17/21 10:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Coachmen Freelander Laundry Chute

I wish there was a spot in my C that would work like this. Great idea.
coolmom42 03/15/21 08:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Math question for any engineers out here

This is the set up I’m going for. Gravel base for drainage, deadman tee anchors for support. All that. https://i.imgur.com/btkAi14l.jpg Not to be discouraging.... But in TN, those crossties will be termite homes pretty quickly.
coolmom42 03/14/21 09:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Height of class C?

I have noticed over the years the MFG web sites show less and less information, however if you download the Freelander Brochure located under Tools it says the height is with the AC. How do you like your Freelander? How does it handle? On paper it looks good 50 gals of FW more than most Class C's, 2600 lbs CCC, Large storage in the rear. I haven't driven it a lot. I do know that probably one of the first things I'm going to do, as soon as I get it back from the repair shop, is check the tire pressure. I'm going to load it, fill the water tank, get some accurate weights, and adjust the tire inflation. If that doesn't help the ride, it's getting some frequency damping shocks before I take it very far. That 4500 chassis is what Coachmen uses for all their Chevy Class Cs and man is it STIFF, for the weight of the smallest one!
coolmom42 03/06/21 04:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Height of class C?

I do plan to measure... right now my RV is at a RV repair shop getting some things taken care of and a thorough leak check. I won't have it back for a couple of weeks, and need to calculate dimensions for a concrete pad and shed. Thanks for the tips.
coolmom42 03/06/21 04:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Height of class C?

I personally measured my Forester on the E450 chassis at 11-4 to the top of the AC. Thank you!
coolmom42 03/06/21 04:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What the heck? I thought motorhomes lost value fast!!

People are asking for the loan payoff. Asking price is not the same as selling price. Anyone can ask whatever they want, whether or not they get it is a different story. Check NADA pricing. That's much more realistic. Allowances can be made up or down for condition, upgrades, new tires, etc.
coolmom42 03/06/21 04:04pm Class A Motorhomes
Height of class C?

The specs I've found online for my motorhome show it with a height of 10'10". Does this include the height of the roof AC unit? Coachmen Freelander 21QB 4500 Chevy specs
coolmom42 03/04/21 07:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Internet speed

The only question would be bits or bytes? Small "b" so it's bits. The days of 1200 baud modems are long gone outside a few specialty uses. No one is advertising consumer internet services based on those units. So while technically different, other than to be contrary, there is no confusion. You are incorrect. b=bit B=byte bits and bytes
coolmom42 02/27/21 10:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Deleting Book from Cloud

Where did she download it from, and what does that site say about it being stored in the cloud? I download from Amazon (Kindle format) all the time and the books are not stored in the cloud. If she has an automatic backup, it MIGHT be keeping a copy in the cloud even if she deletes it from the phone. You will have to delve into the mysteries of Iphone syncing to figure that one out. Ebooks are NOT big files, and she would need THOUSANDS of them to consume any significant space in cloud storage. Not something you need to worry about, really.
coolmom42 02/27/21 10:53pm Technology Corner
RE: Tennessee state parks

Been there. They pay people to put a paper tag on your number post that has your reservation dates so you just need to show up. No check in. This. Whether or not the host or a ranger stop by is highly variable.
coolmom42 02/27/21 10:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Cell Phone..had to ask?

I bought new Pixel 5s for my bride and myself. They're cheaper than the new phones from the competition, perform very well, excellent photos, big storage, and the battery charge lasts twice as long as anything else I've ever tried. Nothing against older phones, except that stuff does actually eventually wear out, and more importantly those models stop being supported and so fall behind on security updates. I have a Pixel 3 and will upgrade to whatever the current version is, when this one bites the dust. Super simple operation, no bloat-ware, no apps from Samsung that you can't get rid of. If you are looking for a deal, go on Swappa.com and get a good used one. S7s are closing on obsolete and will probably have other problems than battery before long. I wouldn't spend $$ on one. If not buying off Swappa, look at the "contract" price from your carrier. That is quite a bit less than buying one outright. I have no desire to switch carriers, so don't care if there is a contract or not.
coolmom42 02/21/21 11:28pm Technology Corner
RE: Cell Boosting Kits Sold on Ebay

Don't waste your money on the knock-offs. Either get the WeBoost or don't bother. Voice of experience. I have one for my house (acquired after putting on a metal roof) and one for my car. Haven't needed one yet for the RV but probably will get one in the future. They work great.
coolmom42 02/21/21 11:22pm Technology Corner
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