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Many Law makers probably have no idea what a full timer is . To them all RVers are people just running around having fun
oldave 04/07/20 09:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is it time to trip

I have changed my mind , arguments against travel are compelling to me . Why take a chance of endangering your self or others , stay home , hunker down and survive Lets all do our part to shut this virus down so we can all get back to RVing
oldave 03/23/20 08:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it time to trip

If you can't figure out how to stay isolated / safe with regards to yourself and others in your RV then you probably can't figure it out at home either .
oldave 03/22/20 09:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it time to trip

The moho allows us to be pretty isolated I imagine most RV parks would rather I check in over the phone with a credit card anyway . The Walmarts around here you can go on line order groceries and they will put them in your car . I think most grocery stores do that now . With a TDS card I can pay at the pump with a whopping truckers discount The thing I would be concerned about is getting stuck somewhere by a travel ban However I've got way to much to do here to go anywhere right now .
oldave 03/19/20 06:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it time to trip

If the trip includes touristy things it's probably not a good idea . On the other hand if you just like going and can be happy sitting outside reading , napping or walking yeah I think it is a great time . We have been thinking about it too . Ray
oldave 03/19/20 07:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thanks Doug Rainer

Yes! He has helped me a few times and he is not selfish with his info and it always seems to be spot on....Must have worked on these things a long time 41 years and still working.:B Doug Doug is great . :) Hope you hang out here a long long time . Ray
oldave 03/07/20 10:22am Class A Motorhomes

oldave 03/06/20 07:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Entry Steps too high at times what do you use?

I made mine out of 1x4s sort of like you might see in a shower . Super simple nearly every thing the same length except the 2 ends . A drill and screws is about all I needed . An old wooden coke box is similar to mine except I made the top boards spaced apart 1/2" . Lowes has white wood boards that have rounded corners so they don't have sharp edges , that's what I used . Mine is about 18" x 24" x 4" tall , you can make it any size or height I made one for home that is 4 ft x 8 ft because I park on dirt Trailers usually need more height but this is just right for our moho . If I make another one I'll probably make it a little bigger maybe 24" x 30" We find it is one of the handiest things we have in the RV . It isn't heavy and will go in a storage bay or in the PU . Stored up side down it becomes an organizer . When breaking camp I just turn it up side down , fill it with miscellaneous and slide it in a bay .
oldave 02/29/20 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Counteracting bioDiesel

Seems like a perfect excuse to go somewhere :W Ya gotta get that stuff out :B
oldave 02/26/20 09:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is A New 2018 Still New?

Prices a little earlier would have helped Doug is in the RV business so he probably knows more than most of us .
oldave 02/22/20 10:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: C12 starting batteries

Occasionally owners of coaches with large engines post about starting problems most of them seem to correct those problems with a gear reduction starter . Here is a site with some info . https://www.elreg.com/blog/why-are-gear-reduction-starters-replacing-direct-drive-starters/
oldave 02/19/20 08:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: American Coach Yahoo group

Yahoo changed the way their groups operate They are some sort of email forum now and they do not store messages Some groups shut down on Yahoo and moved to other places . You can probably join American Yahoo and see if they have email activity or maybe a link to a new site . Bill D's Monacoers group has moved to this new address https://www.monacoers.org/
oldave 02/19/20 07:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question about inverter transfer switch

Try visiting IRV2 they have a forum for National RVs . Someone there will probably know the answer . I don't think my Monaco Windsor does as you describe . I suspect the manufacturers wired coaches up differently resulting in behavior like yours . Ray
oldave 02/16/20 04:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Repalcing Onan

This has been discussed before and as I recall the idea was abandoned . If you can't be sure that carbo monoxide is not going to kill you it would be crazy to chance it . Also proper air flow is a must or the new gen might melt .
oldave 02/14/20 06:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A, gas or diesel

We have owned both as well . I feel the most noticeable difference is noise and ride . We can ride along in relative quietness and talk with out yelling . We also still use our in motion satellite tv and can actually hear it You may be expecting to much out of an exhaust brake , it may not perform any better than the braking effect of a gas rig , after all the diesel rig is usually quite a bit heaver . The more expensive coaches will have an engine brake ( compression ) now that is a real brake , it's what the semis have . Performance of gas rigs of recent yrs is much better than the old carburetor engines so don't assume the diesel will out perform it Diesel coaches drive and just feel different , a little slower revving up and air brakes feel different too You probably should drive several of each and see which suits you .
oldave 02/14/20 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Repalcing Onan

He probably didn't mean it that way . I bet he wants to buy a store bought gen that will work in place of his Onan and is elect start . Problem is we don't know what coach , size gen or fuel type ( gas or diesel ) Personally I would either try to repair what he has or go back with another Onan . Ray
oldave 02/14/20 08:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice for a trip up the west coast

2,400 miles in 8 days sounds like a nightmare I am happy you liked it. I was revisiting my old(er) posts and had to comment on this one. :) Yeah, it was a lot. We only stayed more than one night in one place. It was really fun though. I don't mind driving, the scenery was amazing, weather was perfect, and we got REALLY good at setup/take down of our RV and toad. I would have loved to take more time, but we still work regular jobs so we needed to get back. That pace is not for everyone for sure, but it was really fun for us and I wouldn't hesitate to do it again. I was young a while back and we did all that crazy stuff . Loved every minute of it , hard to imagine now at 79 but we still rv in our Monaco diesel . 3 kids and a popup , getting home Sunday night and going to work Monday morning . Actually those were the best times of all Our kids are grown now but still talk about those times and now they are campers too with their kids. Ray
oldave 02/12/20 11:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Supplementary lighting

Take a look at the light bars at WalMart . I bought one for my golf cart and the brightness is beyond all my expectations . I think it was only $59 , cheap compared to most others . You could try one and if that's not enough add another . I think one should do and will probably blind any on coming traffic , you may need to turn it off momentarily . They had larger and smaller units too .
oldave 02/09/20 09:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tv while traveling

It is amazing to an oldie like me how many over the air stations are now in a foreign language . We still have Direct Tv standard definition so we can have in motion TV . Yeah I know it's way over priced and there are more channels than I would ever care to watch but we are comfortable with its operation for now . I have a mobley that works well and maybe I'll try streaming someday but for now it's hard to beat satellite for in motion .
oldave 02/09/20 08:23am Technology Corner
RE: Out of State Purchase - Private Party

Fly and look at it in person . Does the owner have a clear title ( paid for ) ? If the owner has a clear title and you have the money you can both go to a Tx title office and do the deal . That's what we did and it took about 3 weeks to receive a new title with our name on it . Dealers handle these deals all the time however most of us have no idea how to protect ourselves . It might be worth calling a RV dealer in Dallas and see if they are willing to help you for a fee . I imagine you should procure financing before going and arrange to have insurance if you close the deal . Ray
oldave 01/28/20 05:34pm Class A Motorhomes
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