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RE: Rock Collectors

So never knew there were more DW out there that brought home bags of rocks. We were gone all summer and returned with 4 plastic bags full of rocks from all over. Large ones small ones, the tumbling idea did get into her mind but i think (i hope) its pasted. Good Hunting
craig7h 09/29/22 03:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Norcold on Inverter

Why not run your generator? This way you will have the frig on plus you can run the ac to keep coach cool.
craig7h 09/23/22 03:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Drivers Seat Armrest

When you removed the arm rest was there a "pin" maybe about an inch long in the mechanism? I had the same thing happen, found out the pin came out. I was able to find the pin and hammer it back into the arm rest mechanism.
craig7h 09/23/22 03:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best ride for the buck

We went from a 1ton dully pulling a 35' 5th wheel, to a 30ft Thor ACE. The ride was better in the ACE, the noise for us was bearable. We found that for weekends the ACE was ok but for long trips it just would not work. We went to a 07 Itasca Meridian 37' with cummings engine. What a great choice for us. We have had it going on 4 years and almost 40,000 miles. The ride is better than the ACE however DW says that with the airbages its makes walking around while moving a little harder than in the ACE. I am not mechanically inclined so I have the unit serviced once a year. That way I know things are being looked after by folks who know. Good Luck
craig7h 09/22/22 03:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Storage of Fresh Water - How Long

As for the fresh water tank, my rule of thumb is if its going to sit for more than a couple weeeks I will drain it. I carry less than 1/3 so not much is sent to the ground. As for the water heater, I drain mine at the end of the season. Clean it out using a water heater nozzle on the hose. I have never understood the folks who drain after every trip. My question is do they drain their water heater at home when they leave?
craig7h 09/14/22 03:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Class A

A couple years back my DW finally had enough of the "chucking", rough ride that our 1ton dually pulling a 35'5th wheel could give. We went looking for a MH, a gas one was within budget. We found a nice 29' one that we thought fit the bill. The ride was ok, the seats were not the best but very do able. The engine noise was a little over bearing at times. Nothing that we could not get used to. On the down side that we never even thought about was storage! Being used to the large 5er the gasser had no storage neither inside or out. For weekend use it was great but for long trips not so much. After the first year we realized we made a size mistake. So off we go looking for larger MH's. Thats when we found an older 37'DP in excellent shape. The ride so much better, its easier for DW to get up and move around when rig is in motion. Everything that "tracking" had to say was correct. I will add think hard about how you want to use the MH. Do not get two short of a unit, as the change from toy hauler to mh is a big one. Good Luck you have a big decission to make
craig7h 08/12/22 04:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: branson trip

I am sure you mean HWY 65 not 75. I have not taken HWY 412 but have driven HWY 62 many times. Either way you will end up on the southern part of 65. That part does not have the 3 hills you are talking about. If you have never stopped in Eureka Springs this would be a good time. Its worth a day or two. Good Luck love the ozark mountain driving
craig7h 08/10/22 04:01am Roads and Routes
RE: toilet

I have found that the grove that seats the piece that opens and closes will get filled with TP. I have taken a cloths hanger wire and cleaned out the grove. Along with lubing the seal check out the grove. Good Luck
craig7h 08/08/22 03:18am Tech Issues
RE: Where is the ice maker water shut off valve?

I will say that I have no where near your rig. With that said the shut off to my ice maker is under the kitchen sink. Its a small inline value that you turn to shut water off. I would start your search there.
craig7h 08/01/22 02:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Considering first DP - any advice?

I have an 07 Itasca Meridian 37' with the 300hp cummings. I have a KIA on tow dolly. Yes you are not going to go up mountain passes at 65 but last year we traveled colorado and had no problem maintaining 45 or 50, yes we did drop down to 4th or 3 gear put not being in a hurry made no difference. The air brakes are sorta different. For me its alittle more planning ahead to stop, they are just not the same feeling as car brakes. I agree with the post about the storage bins attached to the slide. Its great to not have to bend and crawl to gain access to the bins. My Meridians bins are attached to the slide and its just so much easier. Would not be a deal breaker though. I enjoy the diesel much more than any coach or rig I have had. They are just a pleasure to drive. Good Luck safe travels
craig7h 07/26/22 04:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Changing out Booth Dinette with table and chairs

We took the booth out of our MH 2 years ago. First we look at finding a table a chair combo that would work. That did not go well, we ended up keeping the table. Just by luck we were at a used furniture store and found two chairs that not only looked good but the wood color fit the MH just fine. Yes it would have been nice to find a table chair combo the size seems to be a big factor.
craig7h 07/04/22 04:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: My Fridge Died

Two years ago my Norcold frg of 13 years decided it had served the RV well but needed a rest. I was not in favor of replacing with a home style frig as my carpentry ability was not good enough to make the finial result look like it belonged there. Replacing with a new Norcold would require removal of the windshield and that was a NO go. I looked into replacing the cooling unit and found the JC Refrigeration had just what I wanted. Their customer service is way above average. The instalation went very well. My wife and I were able to do the job over a couple days. We could have done in in hours but we were in no hurry. I made a dolly the same height as the bottom of the frig., sled the frig onto the dolly and was able to do all work in the camper. I would ckeck out JC Refrigeration before making a decission. https://jc-refrigeration.com/
craig7h 06/27/22 04:23am General RVing Issues
RE: swing out window seal

You might try here https://www.steelerubber.com/
craig7h 06/17/22 04:24am Tech Issues
RE: Help with Winegard

google is really your friend in the RV world. https://winegard.com/air-360-hdtv-antenna/ at the bottom is link to owners manual
craig7h 06/08/22 03:06am Technology Corner
RE: Do I need to condition my slide seals against drying out?

Do you need to not sure, should you most likely. I know there are a bunch of products out there. Just look at its and another one of those yearly maintance things.
craig7h 06/07/22 03:58am General RVing Issues
RE: TV & 30 ft TT to Mini Van and 17 ft TT

You are covering alot of ground and many topics in this friendly talk. For me its what do I want, how do I want to travel those kind of things. Yes fuel is up but so is everything else. I used to go to the grocery store and walk out spending only 50or 75 dollars now its 100 or 125. DW and I used to have a 35' 5th wheel 1ton dually. Thought we did not need a set up that large. So what did we do we downsized to a 29' MH. After one year of traveling we realized we made a mistake. Not in the fuel milage area, not is the length area, nor the comforts. We messed up in the storage area! We found out the way we like to travel there was not enough room for clothes, pots and pans, tools that kind on thing. So what did we do we up sized to 37' Mh now when we go for months at a time we have room for cloths, pots and pans etc. I guess all that you are talking about really depends on what type of rving you are planning on doing. Either way enjoy
craig7h 06/07/22 03:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Hughes Auto PWD50

Thanks all, I am not very knowledgeable on what all those type of devices do. I remember looking at I guess an "autoformer" for double the price. From your alls comments for complete protection go the autoformer route. Thanks
craig7h 06/05/22 03:10am Tech Issues
Hughes Auto PWD50

Does anybody have this model of Surge Protector or heard any pros or cons? Hughes Auto PWD 50 https://www.bzbproducts.com/hughes-auto-pwd50-surge-protector-power-watch-dog-50-amp.html Seems like a very low price for what they say they have. Thanks
craig7h 06/03/22 07:08am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic RM 2662 fridge issue

Its two years ago I also got the chance to use the frig as an ice chest. Not fun although it does hold the ice somewhat. Although mine is a Norcold that was 13 years at that time. I did alot of looking at the options I had. I do not boondock always plugged in so need for propane was not neccessary. I did not want to go the residential route as my carpentry skills were not goo enought plus it was hard to find a unit that would fit. Getting a new norcold would require removing the front windshield (thats what I was told) I most definitely did not want to do that. So I looked at replacing the whole cooling unit. Save time and money all the way around. I ended up getting a totlly 120v cooling unit from JC Refrigeration https://jc-refrigeration.com/ Very easy to replace new with old, great customer service all the good stuff. Can not be happier with the cooling capability of the unit. To me was a great choice. If you do not fix your frig. I will not make for a happy trip. Mine boke down halfway into our month long trip. Many bags of ice. Good Luck
craig7h 06/03/22 03:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Atwood water heater drain plug tightening

I could be way off base with this but! I do believe the tank fitting itself is tapered not the plug. I have also found that the feel is different using the nylon plug vs. the anode rode system in Suburban heaters. I wrape my nylon plug with the tape and just snug it up, no leaks so far.
craig7h 05/31/22 04:19am Tech Issues
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