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RE: Weather Tech Mats for your tow car.

I was thinking of buying these mats for my CRV! Does anyone own these mats? How do you like them and what is the cost of them. my buddy has them and loves them. fairly expensive. for specifics check their website.
rk911 09/25/16 05:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where does one find out the wet weight of an RV?

I did the overall weight in my Winnebago W-22 Chassis one time when I bought it new in 2004. I filled all tanks, except for gray and black tank and I didn't weigh with my toad. And my RV was overweight. I never bothered to weigh it again. So you drive overloaded? How many of you guys drive over loaded? How many even care? How many don't know? I want to know if I am being over cautious, at the same I don't want to endanger anyone. Never owned an RV before. Thanks for all you help. I bet a lot of owners would rather not know. me, just the opposite. IMO it is reckless not to know and if known not to take remedial steps. but that's me.
rk911 09/25/16 05:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish Network On The Road

Thanks for that information rk911. I was just looking at the Winnguard Traveler. I do not want to mount anything on the roof. Looking for something to set on the ground. ok. AFAIK none of the portable, automatic antennas can receive more than one satellite at a time but manually pointed antennas can. so the choice boils down to convenience vs. channel selection. when you change to a channel that's on a different bird with a portable automatic there will be a delay while the antenna seeks and locks onto the new bird whereas there's no delay with a multi-lnb manually aimed antenna but those will require more storage space and set-up time. I once watched a buddy take 3-hrs to set up his 3-LNB tripod mounted dish. I'm sure that was way out of the norm for setup time but keep the choice in mind while shopping.
rk911 09/25/16 04:56pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Determining city to city distance

During a recent trip from NC to AZ I came across a useful website to determine mileage between cities and towns, including estimated travel time. It's very easy to use. Just enter the two cities in the easy to use interface and you're instantly provided with mileage and estimated travel time. For some of you who may find this useful, here's the website: www.distance between cities. net google maps does the same thing.
rk911 09/25/16 04:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where does one find out the wet weight of an RV?

Ok, I know what the gcwr, gvwr, gawr f/r. but where do I find the overall wet weight of a MH so I can figure out how much I can put on board? Thanks for the help. do not trust the labels you might find inside closets, cupboards, on a salesman's clipboard, etc. the only true way to determine any of the various weights is to weigh the MH at a certified scale. IMO the RV industry has, maybe purposefully, confused the issue of weights. all you really need to know are the - empty weight: (minimal fuel, no supplies, people, etc. this gives you the base weight of the unit. - wet weight: full fuel, fresh water and LP tanks. you might consider filling the gray and black tanks, too, to get a 'worst case' number. - loaded weight: full fuel, fresh water and LP tanks plus food, supplies, clothing, people, pets and other stuff. of course, you need individual axle weights for all of the above. once you know these weights you will also know how much weight you can safely tow which, in general, will be the lesser of the following: - the GCWR (gross combination weight rating) of the MH minus the actual weight of the MH as it is loaded for travel (includes fuel, fresh water, food, clothing, people, pets, supplies, etc.) - the weight rating of your tow bar - the weight rating of your hitch good luck.
rk911 09/25/16 04:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish Network On The Road

I was just looking at the Dish TV website yesterday. The pay as you go plan looks interesting. This site has all the costs involved and there were various antenna, receiver and programing options. Check it out. https://www.dishformyrv.com/ unless something has changed you can ignore the limited selection on that page. every receiver and antenna is elegible for the RV PAYG accounts. we're using a ViP722k receiver being fed by an automatic Winegard Trav'ler antenna on the roof if the motorhome. whichever receiver/antenna combination you choose just be sure that whomever sets up your account sets it up as a "tailgater" (type of account, not to be confused with the antenna of the same name). that will allow you to change service locations in order to get the local channels for that area. I strongly suggest you call Solid Signals at 1-877-312-4547 before you purchase anything. they are an authorized DISH re-seller and, based upon my conversations with them and with DISH, are a lot more knowledgeable than the DISH reps.
rk911 09/25/16 04:04pm RV Lifestyle
RE: How about another "Cooler" question

$480 buys a lot of ice.
rk911 09/24/16 03:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tow Dolling a Van

the amount of weight you can safely tow will be the lesser of the following: - the gross combination weight rating of the MH minus the actual weight of the MH as it is loaded and configured for travel - the weight rating of your hitch - the weight rating of your tow bar strongly suggest you know how much your van + the dolly weighs before purchasing or attempting to tow it and then using the above tests determine if that weight is safe to tow. BTW, some older gas motorhomes have only a Class II hitch rated at 3500-lbs while newer gassers have a Class III hitch rated at 5000-lbs. many larger diesels may have a Class IV hitch (10,000-lbs) but some may be equipped with a Class III. assume nothing and good luck.
rk911 09/24/16 06:17am Dinghy Towing
RE: HWH auto levelling system question.

i emailed them a few days ago, no response as of yet. i think they are pressure sensors, im gonna pull one off tomorrow and see if i can resolder the wires back on. try phoning them on monday.
rk911 09/23/16 08:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: HWH auto levelling system question.

Hey peoples, we have a 40 foot 91 fleetwood bounder MH. It has the touchpad HWH auto levelling system on it. The jacks seem to work fine but on the back 2 jacks the little wires are broken where they go into some sort of sensor. Ive tried googling this issue but what are those sensor things for and where do i find replacements at? Gordon have you tried HWH?
rk911 09/23/16 08:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tax deductible unlimited data plan

i'm not interested in tax deductions but (1) year of high speed unlimited data for Less than (4) months of my current phone bill, yeah that interests me the problem always seems to be that once a deal gets publicized and 100's of people jump on it in a short time it gets canceled sounds like a scam to me.
rk911 09/23/16 06:00pm Technology Corner
RE: Does Furnace Run on DC Power??

yup. be sure your battery(ies) are fully charged and in good condition.
rk911 09/23/16 07:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Tax deductible unlimited data plan

An alternative option for those that can write it off on their taxes. https://boingboing.net/2016/09/22/i-have-found-a-secret-tunnel-t.html you know what they say....if it's too good to be true.....
rk911 09/23/16 07:19am Technology Corner
RE: Filling potable water tank? SOLVED

New to me Coachman (See signature) and I can't find how to tell when the tank is full. Yes I know about the inside gauge that shows levels of all tanks but when outside how do I know when to turn off the water as I don't want to burst a pipe inside? Also how do I know the water heater is full when I have the bypass in the correct position for getting hot water? I've been RV'ing half my life but this is the first time I've had a CLOSED system. All others had an overflow. Nothing in the Coachman book about it. Do I crack the sink faucets? Thanks for understanding. Marvin are you sure there isn't an overflow on the fresh tank? da water has to go somewhere so if no overflow then expect to see it spilling out of the fill tube. the hot water tank takes in water as needed to keep it full.
rk911 09/22/16 03:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Changing a tire on tt what do you use?

Changing a tire on tt what do you use? Cheers a credit card or motor club card and a cell phone. :B And you always have cell service ? This years travels I've only had cell service about a third of the time. Oh & didn't I help you with an electrical issue in a park this spring ? ; ) cheers it was meant to be a light hearted comment. tough crowd.
rk911 09/22/16 11:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Changing a tire on tt what do you use?

Changing a tire on tt what do you use? Cheers a credit card or motor club card and a cell phone. :B
rk911 09/22/16 11:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble getting Jeep Wrangler back into 2H after towing

My subject line pretty much sums up the trouble I have getting back into 2H after towing. It almost never fails that the transfer case just doesn't want to shift back into gear. I try moving it a few inches forward or backward and still fight it. Any suggestions? Thanks, Bill will it get into 4wd?
rk911 09/20/16 09:14pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

I think maybe if you drive a motorhome at 70 you are safe, but pulling anything behind it is not safe. why do you say that? what happens to you at 1-second after midnight on your birthday? I know old guys who are 50 and young guys who are 80. age is just a number. i'll be 70 in 4-years and if I'm in the same shape I'm in now i'll be towing something behind our class A. I also fly small planes...should I automatically give that up when I turn 70? at some point in my life I know i'll have to give up motorhoming, towing and general aviation but it won't be on some magical birthday.
rk911 09/20/16 03:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: GREAT Mysteries of RV'n

Some coaches have the systems fairly well integrated. An electric hybrid MH is probably already on someone's drawing board. The motive engineering is mature, it is the battery storage capacity and charging that is holding back the introduction. If someone made a system like the GM Volt, where a small engine is used as a charger and the motive power is all electric, there might be enough cost efficiency to make it work and have more integration of appliances, charging, and battery capacity. and a single point of failure. all of the eggs in one basket is inviting murphy into your lives.t
rk911 09/18/16 07:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winegard Woes

My Wingard antenna crank handle is all of a sudden is turning when I adjust the directional bezel? It won't turn if I hold the handle. I haven't had a chance to investigate the cause as of yet but does anyone have a tip as to where to look first? Also I got up on the roof and lubed it in May prior to the start of the season. there should be a set screw in the handle. tighten it and you should be back in biz.
rk911 09/18/16 06:24pm Tech Issues
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