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RE: Happy Thanksgiving All

I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving! The wife and I celebrated alone today at home. Had a turkey breast and all the trimmings. High was about 40, wish we were in Texas!
olfarmer 11/26/20 10:08pm Snowbirds
RE: auto park

OK Gjac, Thank you for the info!!!
olfarmer 11/26/20 09:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I Hope This Doesn't Get Taken Down Right Away

I was a young barber at the first barber shop I worked at in Oelwein, Ia. The TV was always on. It was shocking and so sad!
olfarmer 11/25/20 10:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: auto park

Gjac, what did it do when it let go at 60 mph? Were you able to drive it to a safe place to work on it? I am asking because I have a 2001 with auto park and have never had trouble with it but I know it can cause big problems and I would like to know what to expect if it fails. I do keep a spare green switch and watch the fluid level pretty closely. Ed
olfarmer 11/25/20 09:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome vs travel trailer for cross country with pets??

I think you might be wise to go Class C with a small tow car. Class C's are not much harder to repair than any van and not having to move the animals all of the time would be much easier. If you are used to driving an ambulance that makes a lot of sense. I would caution you to look carefully for roof leaks etc. especially in the cab over bed area on a Class C. Many tend to leak there.
olfarmer 11/15/20 10:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: CDN Snowbirds getting their RV's across....

I don't know why any Canadians would want to come to the Us with the virus so out of control! WE normally go to Texas from Iowa but the virus is so bad in Texas we will be staying home for sure this winter. The virus is bad in Iowa too but at least here we can stay home and not have to eat out, and can limit our exposure more than if we were on the road and even after we got to our destination. JMHO
olfarmer 11/12/20 08:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Motorhome vs travel trailer for cross country with pets??

Usually most RV parks even ones with the 10 year rule go more by appearance that the actual age. the rule just gives them a reason to keep a junky looking RV out. This is not always the case but I have had several older motor homes and have never been turned away. I keep them looking as close to new as possible. My current rig is a 2001 Winnebago Brave that I have had several years. It has around 30k miles on it and I have never had any appliance problems but I have had 2 problems with the chassis, one was an in tank fuel pump $$$$ and one was a brake issue. As far as the AC going down the road, in moderate weather the dash AC will keep the house cool enough for most animals but if it gets too hot it is not a big deal to run the generator and the roof air. I think you really should either have a tow behind vehicle with a MH in case of break downs so you have a place for the pets or it sounds like a trailer with a van or big SUV would be the best for you and the pets. A class A or Class C in the mountains is not a big deal but towing a heavy vehicle behind it in the mountains may be, My MH does not like towing my Jeep over a big steep grade, the engine is OK but the transmission heats up!
olfarmer 11/11/20 07:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Motorhome vs travel trailer for cross country with pets??

Wow, that is a big decision. We travel with 2 cats in a motor home and in the past with a dog. I think as far as the pets are concerned a motor home is the best. They are with you so you can keep track of them plus they have their food and water, litter box etc. and they are more comfortable with you and they are able to move around as they wish. On the down side is a possible breakdown. Then you have to get the MH repaired and what to do with the pets. We have had to get towed twice and the cats were not happy about that plus we either had to leave them in the camper or find a place for them. We have done both. If you have a towed car that would be a help. With an older unit whether it is a motor home or a tow vehicle with a trailer, the chances of a breakdown are greater. It is expensive to get a motor home repaired but it is expensive for any vehicle any more. No matter what you get, you need to have the funds to get repaired or you better not go. The decision is yours, check out what you can afford and what you are more comfortable with. I recommend that you get towing insurance no matter what you do! We had to be towed 70 miles once and it cost us nothing, just think what it would cost to have a 30" MH towed 70 miles! Good Luck and best wishes!
olfarmer 11/09/20 07:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Not Utilizing RV Parks or Boondocking

I RV just to get away from Motels etc. Likewise, that is a good reason to RV, I agree 100%!
olfarmer 11/07/20 08:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Long term storage

Our MH has been in closed storage since last fall (2019) when I winterized it. I keep battery tenders on it, I have gotten it out a couple times but never taken it anywhere. I have started the generator and ran the AC a couple times. I am not too worried about it other than starting it and moving it around occasionally.
olfarmer 10/19/20 09:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water left in Suburban water heater - UPDATE!

What was the water like where you last used it before the rust issue? It could be you were hooked up to a water source that was high in iron content. If it was it could turn to rust while setting in the water heater. I fill our water heater in the spring and don't drain it until I winterize it. I have never had it get rusty.
olfarmer 10/19/20 09:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

Sadly, I am afraid we will not be going anywhere, didn't make it last year either, the wife's health is very poor. I am afraid we may never be able to go again as age and health is catching up with us. We even cancelled our trip to Montana this summer to see the wife's sister, mostly because of this **** pandemic!
olfarmer 10/19/20 08:51pm Snowbirds
RE: compartment door latch 96 Wbago Vectra

Try 'Winnebago parts.com' in Hanlontown, Iowa. They are not part of Winnebago but handle a lot of Winnebago obsolete parts. I have had good luck with them.
olfarmer 10/19/20 08:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Years of auto park brake

I don't believe it was just Winnebago, any make built on that workhorse chassis would have the auto park. I think it was just used on the P series chassis and when they went to the W series chassis it was eliminated because they used a different transmission.
olfarmer 10/17/20 08:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Years of auto park brake

My 2001 Winnebago Brave has it, I haven't had trouble with it but it does worry me that it could fail.
olfarmer 10/16/20 10:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installed supersteer springs but...

I put the super steer springs in my 2001 Winnebago Brave myself. It was very difficult to get the springs "indexed" properly. I don't know how many times I took them down and readjusted them. I finally got them pretty close and put them in. The first time I backed it out of the shop I heard one of them make a noise but since then no problem. I am very happy with them, the rig sits higher in the front, it rides and drives much better, and no dxmn air bags!
olfarmer 09/05/20 07:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: gas millage

I can't wait to hear from the guy getting 18mpg towing a 35' trailer. :B
olfarmer 08/18/20 09:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First time out problems

Does your MH have auto park? If it does the transmission does not have a parking pall, the auto park and parking brake are the same thing, it is hydraulically operated.
olfarmer 08/18/20 09:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: When this is over

When it is over (if it ever is) I hope we are still able to use our motor home! Time is marching on and we are getting older!
olfarmer 07/21/20 09:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Leveling Blocks vs jack pads

I use them and they are OK but not as strong as wood. I have never broken one but have kind of warped them a little, since you have them, I would use them until they break.
olfarmer 05/20/20 08:50am General RVing Issues
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