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RE: Newbie from Alaska

My thoughts would be a large class C, but a good size A would be better. In my hunting for MH, I realized that a C is still hard for the DW to get up and out of the passengers seat while moving. I think with all of your live stock an A would provide them a little more room. If I was you I would be looking a class A. I could be wrong, but I believe you will still need to winterize your rig. I do not believe there is a true all season rig that you can just leave the water in and get up and go. Maybe if you kept your rig plugged in with furnace running etc. you may get by. I would check with the folks up in your neck of the woods for that information.
craig7h 10/13/19 03:57am Beginning RVing
RE: Slides- Important stuff AND what they don't tell you.

1) When I go looking the first thing is, what can I get to with the slide in. Important for me is the frig, toilet, bed (DW likes to nap while traveling), microwave. Those models are out there it just takes a little work to find. 2) I would never open a slide part way, but that's just me. I feel you are asking for trouble by doing that. I know that the schwintek brand of slide states all over do not stop slide part way. If you do the motors will get out of sync and you will be in for big problem. 3) As for power pedestals an easy way is to cut a rope the length of travel the slide makes. Go out and check with the length of rope if you clear the power pedestal. Making sure that all of the seals are in good shape and in the correct location will make a big difference in the water proof issue. Having a awning topper on the slide makes a big difference in keeping the top clean. I have had two rigs with no plumbing on the slide and one rig with plumbing on the slide. I am in favor of no plumbing, propane, on the slide. I had no problem with it but I only had the rig a couple of years. I could just see things happening easier with moving pipes. Out of all I think the most important is what can you get to with the slide in.
craig7h 10/12/19 04:08am Beginning RVing
RE: 2016 Forest River Forester ws mbs low water drain

Look under your unit for pipes coming through the floor. I had a 5th wheel that had two side by side and then a third by itself. I also had a past MH that had two sets of two.
craig7h 10/10/19 03:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Electrical issue

With everybody else it sounds like a bad or tripped GFI outlet. Let us know what you find.
craig7h 10/10/19 03:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Upholstery needs to be redone

I would think each shop is different as to the removal of the item. I would take pictures measurements etc. with you to the upholstery shop and see what they say. But yes a standard upholstery shop should be able to replace the fabric, just finding that shop could be a challenge.
craig7h 10/07/19 03:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Need some Ideas

What was the material that the wood screws were screwed into? If wood,an old trick I learned way back. Take some sawdust mix it with wood glue to form a very thick paste. Force as much of the paste into the hole as possible, once it dries drill a polite hole for the screw. There may be some already made material however that will do the same thing.
craig7h 10/07/19 03:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dog Chwing resistant entry mat

You should be able to go to any pet store and find what you are looking for. When our dog was young we found a product, just spray on and the dog would not go near it. I can not remember the name, but it work great.
craig7h 10/06/19 04:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leveling Jack Pads

Thank you all, however I guess I should have mentioned that the pads were for a Diesel pusher. I also must have failed to mention I was concerned about parking of grass which is a far piece from a solid surface to park on. Why not plywood, I believed that given the sinking jack foot print, the weight of the MH plywood would only break, yes I could glue two 3/4 together. My choice was to go to a company that has been around for many years (1991) plus something made in the good old USA. https://www.outriggerpads.com/
craig7h 10/04/19 11:24am General RVing Issues
Leveling Jack Pads

This past weekend I was at a Good Sam Rally, we were parked (as others were) on grassy sites. Well it rained and it rained and then rained some more. While setting up I had the forethought to put my yellow plastic levelers under the jacks. Even at set up the jack pads sunk into the ground, I had to use three on most of the jacks. When pulling the jacks up and after pulling out onto the road I went to retrieve my jack pads. Well half of them were broken in some many or another some were to far below ground level to even think about getting out. When I got home I went searching for different styles of jack pads. Holly cow I received my new pads yesterday. I order 4 15x15x1 1/2 pads from Big Foot. What a pad what, a product yes a lot bigger than the yellow things, each pad weighs in a 12lb. If this pad breaks they replace for free for life. Now I have not used the pads yet (as I just got them) but from what I see they are well worth the money if you are looking for Jack pads.
craig7h 10/04/19 04:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Installing a drain valve

Easy to do, however you should have low point drains that will do the same thing. Just opening the drain valves will not stop the pipes from breaking in winter. You will still have to use the antifreeze to keep things safe.
craig7h 10/04/19 03:48am Tech Issues
RE: 2.6 Cu Ft Mini refrigerator Replacement

When I had my ACE with outside kitchen the little frig. was on pretty much all summer. It was over two years old when traded units, that's not saying things do not go wrong. Have you checked the GFI outlet related to the frig. I was looking at any of the small refrigerator, if a replacement was needed. If I remember it was more about size than anything else. I know Sam's club had one that I liked. Other than that can not help.
craig7h 09/18/19 03:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Which campground at Custer State Park?

If you are talking about Custer State Park only can not help. However a few years back we stayed outside of the city of Custer in a great campground. I believe its worth checking out Ft. Welikit https://www.blackhillsrv.com/
craig7h 09/17/19 03:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fuel economy

I like others try and stay at 65 and let the computer do the rest. Not so much price but easy in and out for fuel. I am not a fan of truck stop fuel stops, but I have found a few that the price was lower than the guy down the street. I keep the generator running so as for mileage it really is not a good figure plus I do not care. I have the rig so will use it no matter what the price or what the mileage.
craig7h 09/10/19 03:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: When to Shut the Fridge Off

Mine gets shut off when done for the year. The short time you are at the places you listed does not make that much difference. Would you turn the frig off if you were stopped in traffic on a hill?
craig7h 09/08/19 04:10am Tech Issues
RE: USA crossing to Canada from NY

To answer your question; They will take either! We just finished a month long trip going in and out of Canada. We used our credit card for all purchases in Canada. Let the bank handle the conversion, in fact you will get a better rate that way. We stayed 4 days at the Jellystone park at Niagara Falls loved it. If you are going there get the WE GO pass it comes with all ready paid tickets for the sights.
craig7h 09/05/19 04:31am Roads and Routes
RE: Missouri DMV inspectors

I know Reliable does them. I believe that any of the ones set up for cars can inspect, however I may be wrong on that one. I would stop by one of the car ones and ask if they do MH.
craig7h 09/04/19 02:52am Beginning RVing
RE: 2006 Excursion

I have a Norcold in my 07 Meridian, that stopped working. I called the mobile tech. and was told to try this. Remove the Thermister (that's the thing clipped to the cooling fin. It should unplug right at the frig. light. This will cause the light to go out. Turn the frig on and see if it cools. It may take awhile but will not hurt anything. If unit cools the Thermister was bad. You will need the model number and serial number of the norcold to get another one. If unit does not cool you have more problems so call or go to a repair spot.
craig7h 08/30/19 03:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: C Tables ??

DW just went to wallmart and picked up a foot stool/storage cube/table for about $35.00. They had two colors black or tan, we store the dogs stuff in it, turn the top over for a hard surface table. Its about a 18x18 square. Works great.
craig7h 08/26/19 04:03am General RVing Issues
RE: 2018 Thor Ace 30.3 Subwoofer location

Each ACE is different, when I had my 2017 29.3 ACE I had nothing. Have you gone to the Thor forums for info www.Thorforums.com
craig7h 08/25/19 02:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ozark resort

If its park ownership you are looking for that's a great choice. However for the park ownership money Treasure Lake to me is an over all better buy. Now if its a campground you are looking for Branson has many to choose from. Thinking about the size of your rig, you will need to really ask will it fit! A lot of Branson parks are tight. You might want to try the city park, they have great flat sights. Americas Best seems to be the place a lot of folks go to. The COE park on Table Rock lake is also a great park. Just come down to Branson and enjoy all the fun you can have.
craig7h 08/22/19 02:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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