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RE: valance removal

We also put in metal blinds to replace our old day/nights. We decided to leave the valences because it looked more complete with the blinds. We recovered them to be more modern looking and match the newer upholstery. Dave
harley-dave 06/05/19 06:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5 star tuners

We also have one in our 2005 Itasca class C and it worked wonders on performance and shifting. Been in about 5 years now. It increased our gas mileage about 1 1/2 MPG which was unexpected. Well worth every penny. Its really just an update to your ECU software. Dave
harley-dave 05/19/19 07:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Phoenix Area Storage Recomendations

We've used 2 that have covered parking with power for 150-185 range. Coyote Pass RV Storage at El Mirage rd and Olive (in Surprise I think) and Advantage Storage Advantage Storage just North of Bell rd and Grand Ave. Dave
harley-dave 04/03/19 07:47am General RVing Issues
RE: towing a car

Thinking about getting a Class "C" an was wondering what kind of car is best to tow..Thanks for any response.Check HERE for some helpful lists of tow-able vehicles. Dave
harley-dave 03/22/19 07:41am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tires LT 225/75R16 load range E

We went with the Michelin XPS rib tires. tried other brands first but the Michelins are the best for us. Ride better, steer much better and are quieter on our 2005 Itasca class c. Plus they never leak air like the other brands did.. Dave
harley-dave 03/09/19 07:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Location of the air pump for the firestone airbags

Plus the fact that you normally only carry about 60-65 lbs. of pressure in the air bags and 80 in the tires. Go to 80 in the air bags and they'll probably fail. I adjust mine manually with a compressor and they only hold a tiny amount of air. You'd be there forever trying to air up a tire. Dave
harley-dave 02/18/19 06:46am Tech Issues
RE: What cellular company?

We use Consumer Cell. which works on AT&T. $45 a month for 2 smart phones and 3 GB data. We add or remove the data (Up to 20GB) as we need via their web site. You'll also need a hotspot like "straight talk" on the Verizon network for total Data coverage. We also get a 10% discount for AARP. Dave
harley-dave 02/07/19 07:01am Technology Corner
RE: Starting battery goes dead

Yep, I has to wire in a Trik-L-Start on my 2005 Itasca. It has worked great for years. Dave
harley-dave 02/07/19 06:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jacks down or not??

We've been in a couple of 50-65 mph wind storms with our 31' class C and its definitely jacks down and slides IN. We also have a Winegard Travel'r on the roof that got bent one year so it gets stowed now also. Dave
harley-dave 01/20/19 06:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Trip planning application

Go to RV Parky, Sign Up (it's free) and start a new trip. Put in a starting location, then put in your ending location. It will then give you a map in the right pane showing its proposed route. On the left pane you will see your two stops. You will notice your last stop has a "Find a Place to Stay" button. Clicking on that will show you every place you can park an RV near that location. I normally filter that list at the top to remove all Stores, Gas Stations, and Other so that I only see campgrounds and RV Parks. You can then find your desired park by reading reviews, etc of the different parks. So that would have the ending location set! Then you figure how far you want to drive and put in the location of your first stop by clicking the Plus symbol between your starting and ending location. And just keep doing this until until you have your trip configured. You input the city and it will list the campgrounds in that area for you to select, all the time showing your progress in the map pane. You will notice that it allows you to put in how many days you want to stop at each location and will keep your dates current and also tell you the distance between stops. We have used this for our last three summer trips and love its simplicity. We also have the RV Park Reviews site in another tab so we can also use their reviews for parks we are looking at.This is exactly how I do it also. Export the trip tp GPS and off we go. Simple. Dave
harley-dave 01/16/19 07:14am Roads and Routes
RE: Carrying 2 bikes - Motorhome and Car Dolly

We use a Swagman like this between our toad and the RV. Fits on the shank of the towbar and with the bikes lifted there are no space problems. Been using it for years. Have a 2" square iron tube for the rack when we are not towing. Also have used the rack on a regular hitch when we are towing a trailer. Dave
harley-dave 01/04/19 06:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good place for base camp at 4 corners

We spent a week in the Sundance RV park in Cortez this past summer. Very nice and lots of friendly people so we are planning on staying there again to see more of the area. Check rvparkreviews.com for reviews.. Dave
harley-dave 01/01/19 07:37am Roads and Routes
RE: Verizon V Consumer Cellular or others

I just switched from Verizon to Consumer Cellular a few days ago. I have unlimited talk and text and 2GB data for $30 a month, includes taxes. Husband will switch tomorrow, $15 for the second line. Total of $45 minus 5% AARP discount equals $42.75. Verizon bill was $77.50 with 2 GB unlimited talk and text. Activation is free. During December each new line added gets $20 toward their bill. I am using my Samsung S7 that I used with Verizon. I went to a large Target store, and had a new Sim card put in so it would work on CC. Another popular CC plan is 2 lines for $55 with 5GB for $55.We've had CC for years and like them. You can change any of your plan settings when ever you want via their web site. Also if you go over your monthly data allowance they just raise you to the next tier. No penalty. We've only hit one area where they didn't offer data, only Verizon worked there. CC uses AT&T and T-mobile for their carrier. We just make sure any new phones we purchase are put on the AT&T network. Dave
harley-dave 12/19/18 06:42am Technology Corner
RE: Good Route

Planning a trip from central Kentucky to Grand Canyon area, either north or south side. Leaning to North side at the moment. Any advice or preferences? Pulling Rockwood 8310 travel trailer with Silverado Duramax. Thanks How about I-70 across into Utah, hit 89 south of Richfield. Past Bryce and Zion, Jacob Lake to the North Rim. IMHO North Rim much nicer than south rim which is normally crawling with tourists. Dave
harley-dave 12/15/18 07:04am Roads and Routes
RE: usb vs hotspot

wa8yxm I thought that was the frequency 2.4 gigahertz and 5 gigahertz.It is. 5 gig works well for newer equipment but has a shorter range. Dave
harley-dave 11/25/18 06:35am Technology Corner
RE: Class C downshifting ?

The {late model 2 valve} V-10 makes max torque of 420# at 3,250 rpm and max HP of 305 at 4,250. You can run at 4K+ all day without harming that beast of an engine but you will burn a ton of fuel. At max torque of 3,250 my fully loaded C, towing my motorcycle in the 10' cargo trailer (bike and trailer weigh 2,220} will climb almost any 6 percent grade at 55 without excessive noise and with reasonable mileage {been averaging 9ish for years}. Rare indeed is the 6 percenter that lasts more than 10 or 12 miles so you will be over the hump so to speak, in just a few minutes. Tow haul is your friend and unless you're running very light, on the flat or a slight downhill you should utilize it for optimum performance as it resets the shift points. On steep downhills, it provides engine braking without burning a drop of fuel, saving your brakes. It also will keep your transmission 12 to 20 degrees cooler extending its life. To get the best out of this fine engine just put your foot in it as needed and use your Tow Haul. :CX2 We also have the 5 star tuner and its made a very large difference. We routinely tow a 3200 lb. car or 2 Harleys on a trailer and the RV gets a workout. Easy 55-60 MPH up those grades unless a truck/traffic slows us down. Also improved the shifting. Just as aside we also gained 1 MPG. Dave
harley-dave 11/03/18 08:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Arizona--mid-January to late February--suggestions?

Up around Phoenix area you have Lost Dutchman state park and the various Maricopa county parks which are pretty nice also. Biking, hiking, boating. Farther north (cooler) we also like Dead Horse Ranch state park close to Cottonwood. Easy access to Sedona area but way fewer people. Dave
harley-dave 10/28/18 07:59am Snowbirds

That section has a 50' length limit because it is curvy. Beautiful drive but would be easier in a toad. Many more parking spots for cars than for an RV and toad attached. Also, be aware that you must have a Red Rock Pass to park and hike etc. Tickets issued regularly during tourist season. Many days the traffic passes through there at 5 MPH instead of the 40 MPH. Be patient.. Dave
harley-dave 10/21/18 08:47am Roads and Routes
RE: looking at newer RV

Ron You might check with 5 Star Tuning and see if they have a tune to fit your rig. I have one and it changed the shift pattern on my 2005 E-450 dramatically for the better.. Dave
harley-dave 10/17/18 07:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Freeze free hose

I use one of these CLICKY and an insulated cover I made fr the faucet. My RV connection is inside a heated compartment so no problem there. Dave
harley-dave 10/17/18 07:20am Class A Motorhomes
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