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RE: Changing oil.

Considering purchasing a Class A. Where do you get oil changes and other services when traveling? Especially if there is no RV dealers near by. we don't. I trust nobody but our service shop to do any PM on our coach. Even if your on the road for months? yes but understand in the typical snowbird season we're on the move for two-months and stationary for the other two months. the rig would get serviced just before we leave and after we get back. typical odometer mileage during that period is 5-7k.
rk911 09/08/22 07:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Changing oil.

Considering purchasing a Class A. Where do you get oil changes and other services when traveling? Especially if there is no RV dealers near by. we don't. I trust nobody but our service shop to do any PM on our coach.
rk911 09/08/22 06:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish TV Satellites

Dish is also on 77 72.7 61.5 .. the eastern arc for east coast towns mostly east of the Mississippi. The wally can receive them yes but needs a dish with the proper settings or spread to receive them. They are duplications of the west except for locals which in the east need those satellites for high def picture Directv also points to a different set of satellites ( different direction) if your looking at them correct but with some exceptions we were able to get the western arc sats as far east as NC and SW Florida.
rk911 09/07/22 03:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Broken Antenna head.

does your antenna have a "booster switch" eitheron the wall or on the antenna's directional control? if so you have a 12v antenna.
rk911 08/20/22 04:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Road conditions

Personally I'd buy a copy of mountain directory east and west for Android or iOS or pick up the printed version if I was frequently doing such trips. +1
rk911 08/17/22 04:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: great river road

https://rivertravelmagazine.com/camping-the-great-river-road/ https://www.greatriverroad-illinois.org/Camping just two examples from a google search...'Great River Road Camping safe trip.
rk911 08/14/22 07:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: Sewer Hose Connections

Sewer hose wrench same problem here. yeah, tried one of those but had poor reaults. tried an automobile oil filter wrench and, as fhe frenc( say,, c'est magnifique! got mine at harbor frieght. :) https://i.imgur.com/sFmehTXl.jpg
rk911 08/11/22 09:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any issues having slides on both sides?

36-seasons total in a MH, 21-seasons with slides on both sides. we've never encountered a park, public or private, that restricts slides to just one slide. IMO this is a non-issue.
rk911 08/11/22 07:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camper Jack

how about putting the jack on a jack pad..or two?
rk911 08/08/22 06:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: No Power Thru the Power Cord into the Rig

Are you absolutely positive that there is Power at the outlet on the garage? +1
rk911 08/08/22 01:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: help with outlets not working in 2019 pacearrow 36u

So if i had a bad GFI, would the NOT be working. I have plugged something into both GFI's and they both work yes, they would NOT be working if they were tripped. hence my theory that you have another GFCI somewhere.
rk911 08/05/22 10:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: help with outlets not working in 2019 pacearrow 36u

frustrating, i know. i'll bet there's another GFCI outlet that you've either forgotten about or it's not in an obvious place. i had the same thing happen in a previous motorhome and finally found the tripped outlet in a basement storage compartment.
rk911 08/04/22 09:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where is the ice maker water shut off valve?

you can just raise the bail to stop ice cubes from being made but that does not shut off the water,
rk911 08/01/22 09:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windows 11 ..headaches..

second the notion of bluetooth speakers. or use two sets of wired speakers with an audio splitter coming out of the speaker jack into the splitter and then out from there to each set of speakers. personally i think the BT speakers are your best bet.
rk911 07/28/22 04:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Hooking up to water/sewer

When you have hook ups for water and sewer: 1)Do you hook up direct to the water system or fill your tanks and drain it down? 2) Do you leave the sewer valves open or closed? What is the best way for it to properly drain? usually, no. there has been the odd occssion where we've had to do that, usually when temps unexpectedly dip below freezing for an extended time. leave your valves closed until it's time to dump. two reasons: 1- leaving them open allows odors from the sewer to eacape through your "stink pipes" on the roof into the atmosphere. you and your neighbors won't appreciate that 2- more importantly, leaving the black tank valve open allows the liquid waste to drain leaving much of the solids behind which will, over time, completely dry and form a rock hard pile many of us refer to as a "black pyramid". that will drastically reduce the capacity of your tank. when that happens you'll likely need professional help to clear it. in extreme cases the pyramid will completely block the tank from draining causimg a backup into the RV. we saw that occur in Terre Haute one year. it was not pretty.
rk911 07/27/22 08:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Birds nest in AC

Colaw RV Salvage. give 'em a call.
rk911 07/26/22 08:43pm Tech Issues
RE: coleman air boat anchor or not

oh, that! i was hoping to see a Coleman Air Boat.
rk911 07/26/22 06:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing 5K # with a gasser

Anyone towing a Jeep Grand Cherokee (Trailhawk) with a gasser? My Jeep weighs almost 5k and was wondering how a Gas Class A would tow. Would be towing to the Denver area from Florida and up to Breckenridge Area numerous times. Son has just moved there. Thanks for any info. 1-what is your towbar rated to pull? 2-what is your hitch rated to pull 3-what is your MH's GVWR and GCWR? 4-are you overweight on either MH axle?
rk911 07/22/22 05:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Retirement and health care

...Will our reduced income help with supplemental costs? not sure what you mean but, you likely know, that Medicare will take care of 80% of approved charges. the other 20% is on you. there are supplemental plans that will cover most of the 20% but Plan F which covered 100% of the 20% is no longer available. you might also need/want a Plan D for prescriptions...more $. less $ if you take no or few meds but the more meds/the more serious meds the more $. you might be a good candidate for a Medicare Advantage plan (Medicare Part C). MA plans are managed care plans (all-in-one). they take care of whatever traditional medicare covers plus the 20% + some meds + some other perks. depending on your zip code you might get a $0 premium or even $ back (at least that's what the ads say). the downside for fulltimers, is getting help outside of your "home" zipcode. be sure to ask how that works...may be a huge problem or no problem at all but be sure to ask. good luck.
rk911 07/20/22 04:33pm Around the Campfire
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rk911 07/20/22 04:24pm Tech Issues
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