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RE: 2 6v batters VS 2 12v

Mostly because 2 large six volt batteries in series gives you more amp-hours than the 12 V batteries do. For example Our 6V Interstates have a rating of 220 AH (amp/hour) each where a 12V might give 80-90 AH each for a total of only 160-180 AH (example). Plus the deep cycle battery handles deep discharge and recharge better. Dave
harley-dave 09/04/19 06:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roof Vent Type (brand) on Winnebago/Itasca

We just replaced 2 vents on our Itasca. Had to order from Winnebago because they do their own vent and the hole in the roof is slightly larger than normal. Their vent is slightly larger to fit the hole. Normal vent we purchased from RV supply didn't fit. Too small. Also, the vent came with NO holes drilled for install so I had to drill all before installing. Be sure and use putty under vent, then cover with your favorite self leveling sealant after you are done. Have fun. We ordered the vents from from Winnebago Parts. Dave
harley-dave 08/27/19 06:24am Tech Issues
Norcold 8421 seals

We have a 15 year old Norcold 8421 that needs new door seals. Seems that the door are dis-continued and not available any more. Anyone replaced those seals with some other type of seal? If so what did you use, how did you attach them.. Any help appreciated. Thanks for any ideas.. Dave
harley-dave 08/21/19 10:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Escapees?

We've been members for years in our class C. Like their parks, plus they do 4 corner weights at 3 locations and the escapades. Makes it easy to get the RV weighed and balanced. their Road side service seems to be good also. Dave
harley-dave 08/19/19 07:12am General RVing Issues
RE: 2006 Grayhawk Ford e450 v-10: Power increase

After doing the weight reduction stuff we installed a 5 Star tuner ($549) on our 2005 Itasca V-10 class C which increases HP but more importantly added torque and moved the peak torque point to slightly lower RPM (3200-3400). Improved both the shifting which really helped and a slight MPG gain. We were surprised how much better she climbed the mountains, passed many Class A's over the years. Dave
harley-dave 08/14/19 06:47am Tech Issues
RE: New GPS needed

if we used a dedicated tablet, would the gps function use gps data directly or cell phone signals?We also use a dedicated tablet with Co-pilot RV. It has no cell capability so just uses gps only. We update it if needed when on Wifi. Co-pilot RV downloads the maps to the tablet so no data is required. It also allows you to add POI files. Seems to work pretty well for us and is easy to read. We use a USB charger plugged into the cig lighter port for full time power. Dave
harley-dave 08/03/19 07:54am Tech Issues
RE: Braking System Recommendation

We use a Demco Stay-N-Play Duo for our toad. Energizes the power brake system on the toad so it doesn't require much force on the pedal. Works great for us. Dave
harley-dave 07/29/19 08:43am Dinghy Towing
RE: New Ford Gas 7.3L V8 and 10-speed TorqShift

harley-dave 07/25/19 06:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Recommended Tow Set-Ups (Brands) for the Toad

We tow a 3200 tracker with a Roadmaster Sterling tow bar and base plate. Demco Stay-n-play Duo semi-permanent brake system. We had a charge line installed in our E450 based C to keep the car battery charged and LED lites installed for toad lights. Dave
harley-dave 07/03/19 06:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Roof fan

If you have a Winnebago or Itasca verify the fan size as they use a non-standard size. I just replaced one of mine and had to order from the Winnebago parts distributor because the normal replacement fans were about 1/4" to small.
harley-dave 06/28/19 06:33am General RVing Issues
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
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