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RE: Shopping for travel trailer. I need help, please

If it's a used trailer and you have the year, model, etc. you can go to NADA RV's, look up your trailer and it will give you the weight. https://www.nadaguides.com/RVs
okhmbldr 06/23/19 06:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Drawing water from a lake

Speaking of bottled water: People who drink exclusively from plastic water bottles ingest an additional 90,000 microplastics each year, researchers found. Smithsonian Yes, and not only that, studies have shown that if you have ever eaten a carrot.....you will die!
okhmbldr 06/07/19 11:08am Tech Issues
RE: Small engine question

I had the same problem yesterday on two of my weed eaters. I could get them started, but couldn't keep them running and couldn't get any rpm's. My first thought was bad gas, so I mixed a new batch with fresh gas, drained the tanks and no change. Start, but no rpm's. Then I wondered if it could be a spark plug. Bought two new plugs, installed, and both started right up and are running great. I really thought it was gas, but $4 plugs fixed me.
okhmbldr 05/07/19 06:18am Tech Issues
RE: How to Paint Bathroom Sink

You need to use an epoxy paint. Available at most big box stores, designed for sinks and bathtubs. I've used it in several rentals during remodels. Lasts a long time.
okhmbldr 04/17/19 08:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dealer never put TITLE in my name, am I stuck??

We haven't heard from the OP recently, but my biggest question is; without the title and registration, how is he purchasing a tag each year? Seems to me that it has never been registered in his home state. I'm guessing if he does get the original title he will be faced with a lot of late fees and penatlies. His best shot now is to forget the dealer and do a new title from a storage lien (in Oklahoma it's called a title 42) Cost is a few hundred dollars and takes about a month.
okhmbldr 04/12/19 05:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ClimateRight 5,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner

I think 5000 btu's is a little small. The big box stores sell 10,000-12,000 portable units for about the same money, maybe less. I picked up a used one from Craigslist (12,000 btu) about a year old for $175. Used it in a pop up and it did great. I keep one around the house and you would be supprised how many times it gets used an an emergency during the summer when a friend or relative has their central unit quit. My brother in law used it for two weeks while his CH&A was being replaced. I think they are pretty handy if you live in a really hot climate.
okhmbldr 04/04/19 09:13am Tech Issues
RE: Towing with a rental

Very interesting, I've personally never towed with a rental, but I sold a boat to a guy from San Francisco; he had rented a Ford Explorer to tow it home. The Explorer came from the factory with a trailering package that included a hitch and light kit. My question is; How can you deny a claim for using a vehicle as intended from the factory? Maybe some additional fine print needs to be reviewed?
okhmbldr 03/31/19 06:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Can't bring TT home because of neighbors parking in street?

Take a few photos of the cars in the street. Send to the HOA with a nice letter noting that these neighbors are relatively new to the subdivision and may not be aware of the rules that prohibit parking in the street. Also mention that this activity occasionally keeps you and others from accessing your drive way. Ask them to investigate and make sure they are aware of the rules. You pay an HOA for a reason, use them. If the neighbors get mad, etc. so what! Sounds like they're not that good a neighbor anyway.
okhmbldr 03/07/19 09:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Largest, Cheapest Class A or Travel Trailer?

How about a park model trailer?
okhmbldr 03/04/19 11:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Buying another Vintage Camper

AND... I have my wife looking for some large vinyl letters, gonna put 'Ole Man Dan' on the hatch on the back of the camper. (Got to keep her busy) Dan, If you haven't found the vinyl lettering yet, send me a personal note. I have a vinyl cutter and would be happy to contribute "Ole Man Dan" to your project. I can cut about any size and font you might like. Good luck on this project, Geo.
okhmbldr 03/04/19 06:11am Travel Trailers
RE: What about those houses with RV Garages

I am a new home builder, and basically I don't think you will ever see a builder construct a spec home with an RV garage. It just limits your potential buyer pool and it's too large an investment to wait for the "right buyer". I recently built myself a new home on a half-acre lot in a subdivision with about 75 lots. Another builder in this area built a 3000' home with a four car garage Plus an RV garage. Very well done, but it was a custom home at about $600k. The buyer paid for this home as it was built. And, while it's a great idea for the person with a nice motor home who wants to keep it close, another problem I see is selling the home in the future. In ten years the person who built this home with the RV garage will have "aged out" of the RV lifestyle, looking to downsize, and while it won't be impossible, it will be a little harder to sell to your average buyer. So, if you want an RV garage, you will probably need to build it yourself, or contract with a builder. But, they are really nice.
okhmbldr 02/07/19 07:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Looking at buying a portable black tank - suggestions?

I used an 18 gallon tote and it was heavy when filled I wouldn't have wanted any larger. I had my MH parked at my sisters place for 10 weeks. about 150' from the sewer cleanout so I couldn't hook up directly to the line. I dumped black and gray every Saturday for 10 weeks, I had a 42 gallon black and 42 gallon gray. I usually made about 4-5 trips to dump the weeks worth of stuff. A real pain.
okhmbldr 02/05/19 11:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Help moving camper thru mud

4 wheel drive LOW is your friend! Your towing capacity is plenty for this trailer. If you wait a week as stated, you should have no problem pulling that trailer 50 yards. Just try to go as straight as you can without turning the wheel too sharply. I've done it before and you will be amazed at how well the 4WD works. Go for it!
okhmbldr 01/22/19 02:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing convection/microwave oven

One quick word of advice. If your microwave has one side flush against the wall (usually left side) be sure the microwave you get as a replacement will allow the door to open against a flush wall. Some doors are hinged so that they need a few inches to the side to fully open. I discovered that this past summer when I replaced my microwave. First one I purchased and installed, then when I tried to open the door it hit the left wall. Out it came and I had to find another microwave that would open correctly against the wall.
okhmbldr 01/19/19 09:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Problem with Champion generator

Is there a fuel cut off switch? Sounds like it ran enough to empty the carb, then stopped. I'm in the habit of always turning off the fuel switch each time I run the generator, so I must remember to turn it on the next time I try to start. I've forgotten a few times and wore my arm out pulling the rope. Remembered the switch and then it fired right up. Hopefully that's the problem.
okhmbldr 11/19/18 05:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Genny sale Sams club

Just a quick story about a Harbor Freight 800/900W generator. I purchased one about seven-eight years ago, used a few times for small jobs, but for $88 I thought it was OK. About five years ago we had a huge ice storm and lost power for a week. I have a 6500/5500W that I used to keep my house stuff going. My mom who was 89 at that time lost her power but would not leave her home to stay with me or my sisters. SO……I took the “Mighty 800” to her house. Plugged in the refrigerator, a lamp in the living room, a lamp in her bedroom and hooked up her TV. So she was happy. Every morning I would stop by and check and fill with gas (it would run about 10 hours on a fill). Anyway, on the second morning she asked “Can that thing make me some coffee?” I told her I didn’t know but would give it a try. I checked her coffee maker and it said 1100W, I thought it was a bit much but decided to give it a try. I unplugged everything, plugged in the coffee maker….when I hit the start button you could hear the Mighty 800 rpms speed up and it was really working hard. After about five minutes, coffee was done. I turned off the coffee maker, plugged the rest of the stuff in plus she had plugged in her power lift chair herself so she was good. For the next five mornings we made coffee! After the power returned she said “I want my own generator” so, she has a 3500/4000W generator in her garage, never used except for about every 90 days I start and let it run for half an hour. Folks, I got my money out of that little $88 generator, and still have it and still start it every few months. I guess sometimes you get a good one!
okhmbldr 10/31/18 10:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Would you replace Generator, or substitue with Hondas??

why on earth would a seller mention tire age, unless they had recently been replaced. if the buyer is happy with tread depth, or appearance, let him/her be. bumpy Because I want to be upfront and honest. I disclosed everything about this motor home. There wasn't a lot of disclosure because just about everything worked except one ceiling light, which I disclosed.
okhmbldr 09/17/18 02:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Would you replace Generator, or substitue with Hondas??

Just an UPDATE! We moved into the Holiday Rambler on July 5th, our new home is done and we moved from the HR to the new home on Sept. 13. 10 weeks in the motor home! I cleaned the HR out on Friday the 14th and took it to my storage. Took pictures and posted a Craigslist ad on Friday afternoon and sold the HR Saturday afternoon. Sold without replacing the generator and seven year old Michelin tires. I made the buyer aware of these two items, and he thought the pricing made it worth his effort to replace generator and tires. So, I'm a "Happy Camper". I sold the motor home for $100.00 more than my purchase price plus everything I replaced or repaired. And I think I saved about $5000 by not doing a short term rental home. Thanks for all your previous suggestions. Geo.
okhmbldr 09/17/18 11:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can a Harbor Freight Generator Really Beat a Honda?

"For around $120 I can buy a BERGS extended run system and use and external fuel tank on the HF generator." I looked the BERG system up online and it looks impressive. But, I'm wondering; if you could use the fuel tank from your motorhome as the fuel source for the BERG system? (original generator is missing, and I'm thinking about putting a Harbor Freight 3500 inverter generator in the compartment but it really needs a reliable fuel source).
okhmbldr 08/29/18 05:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Suggestions on New window shades

I just replaced eight shades in my motor home. Same reason as you, the day/night shades were dirty and difficult to clean, so out they went. I purchase them from Blinds dot com. About $170 for all, made to fit. 1" metal shades and they have tie downs at the bottom to hold them tight against the wall when traveling. They offer several colors and arrived in about seven days. There are several online blind sellers and my wife loves these because they are clean!
okhmbldr 08/27/18 05:26am Class A Motorhomes
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