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RE: long term non-use/storage

A little different situation, but you may find some nuggets you can use: When we head for Texas each fall I put Stabil in our Durango and run it for awhile to get the treated fuel throughout the system. Then I connect a battery maintaner to the battery and leave it for 6-7 months. Now, it is garaged, and it's for a shorter term than you're intending, but I believe the packaging on Stabil indicates it's good for a year. Iowa allows me to remove the insurance with no penalty and I remove all but comprehensive coverage. At least then it's covered if a tree falls on the garage. I've been doing this with the same vehicle for the past 9 winters and it's always fired right up when we return in the spring. Hope this helps. That sounds exactly like what I've been doing for 20 years. This time it'll be a little longer.
steveh27 07/10/20 04:35am General RVing Issues
RE: long term non-use/storage

UPDATE: I got the starter battery replaced and started it. The engine just purrs. I let it idle for 15-20 minutes.
steveh27 07/08/20 11:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Stay on your own side....

In New Zealand, they have got new cases down to zero. The have returned to life. Italy, new cases are down 97% from their peak. And for this discussion Canada is down 80% from peak. Meanwhile in US the number of cases is increasing at a increasing rate. Why should a country risk all the work they have done to protect their country when have the people in US, instead of picking up their gun and fighting the invading army, we invite them in for supper, make sure they have a nice bed to spend the night. I usually fish in Ontario 6x a year. Not this year due to health & it being nonessential. Canada should not let we Americans in until we get under the curve. We need to shut it down and stay at home.
steveh27 07/07/20 05:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Happy birthday Canada.

detroit is due north of my home in canada :) the ambassador bridge points north heading into USA. You win the cigar!
steveh27 07/02/20 09:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Required signing waiver of responsibilty

I would think they would be liable if they were negligent, but not sure if that is intentional. A lawyer should know.
steveh27 07/02/20 07:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cherry Springs State Park

rv friendly is an individual thing. I would love a place like that.
steveh27 07/02/20 07:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Any good/cheap electric razor for camping?

Here is what I just bought and it works well. Aposen Electric Razor for Men, USB Rechargeable Foil Shaver with LED Display, Wet & Dry Electric Shaver IPX7 100% Waterproof Cordless Foil Razor, G5 Black Sold by: APOSEN TECH Return eligible through Jul 18, 2020 $26.99
steveh27 07/02/20 07:02am RV Lifestyle
RE: Roadside Assistance Companies

I've used AAA for over 20 years with my Class B. They've towed me a few times due to various reasons. And changed a blown tire. Never had a problem. I've upgraded to their RV level to get increased free tow range. I do insure with AAA to get this. Satisfied for over 20 years.
steveh27 07/02/20 06:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Happy birthday Canada.

I live in the only area of the US due North of Canada (a good trivia question) and go there at least 6 times a year for fishing. But not this year due to my health let alone the closure to nonessential traffic. I would not let Americans in as we are the most infected country in the world. The gov't really screwed up early on by not recognizing the emergency and getting enough testing done to quarantine the infected. It's going to be a long time until we get through this. But my state's governor, Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, has done a good job of closures and we are one of the least infected states now after being the 3rd worst early on. Ohhhh Canada!!!!
steveh27 07/02/20 06:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Fighting zoning ordinances that hurt RV owners

I fought my city when they went from allowing rvs, boats, etc if not visible from the street and needing a permit to prove it, to not allowed at all. I had an exemption from the original because I had a Class B and the building dept head said he would treat it like a conversion van. When the new ordinance went into effect I was given notice to remove my "offensive" vehicle within 10 days. It took 2 years of attending every council session, filing a county law suit vs my city, getting involved in politics and getting 3 new council members elected, and I finally settled on a variance. That means I can keep my rv there forever, but cannot replace it. I wanted to take this to my state's supreme court, but did not want to spend so much money. None of the 100 permit owners effected would help. Ohio had a lawsuit go to their supreme court and rv's are allowed in the driveway. I wish more states would have suits forcing that and the rv mfrs should help fund them. I wanted to t
steveh27 07/01/20 05:39am Beginning RVing
RE: Door county WI

I used to go to Bailey's Harbor over the 4th of July for fishing. It was great. Once we stayed at a CG. Once a cabin. Twice in my Class B at the Yacht club where we docked my trailerable boat. Go to a community fish boil if they have them then.
steveh27 06/26/20 07:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Over the air antenna

wa8yxm, I sometimes use just rabbit ears in Grosse Pointe Woods and get quite a few channels including 2 and 7. I do not want to put anything on the roof of my Class B. It has the old hide-a-tenna I think it's called, imbedded in the fiberglass roof. It gets channels, but I've been thinking of trying a portable antenna, just not sure which.
steveh27 06/25/20 07:38am General RVing Issues
RE: What "NAME" can you call that Class B?

My B, 1997 Xplorer 230XL, does not have a generator. It's wired for it, but never had one. I sometimes take my Honda 2000 genny. I just upgraded the house batts from a 105 AH regular to 2 100AH lithium. Unfortunately my health precludes me from using my MH for maybe a year. I'm in the hospital now recovering from a stem cell transplant.
steveh27 06/25/20 07:23am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Portable generators with auto start capability.

Yep, I got the older Honda 2000 to occaisionly use it with my Class B. Works great & quiet. My house lost power for 3 days 2 weeks ago. The genny powered my fridge, sat tv, and computer with internet connection . I could use the microwave when disconnected from the fridge.
steveh27 06/21/20 07:05am Tech Issues
RE: Leveling the B

I made my own leveling blocks. I can stack them if carefull. On 2 of them I attached some leftover hard vinyl baseboard. I start driving on the vinyl which then holds the block in place & it won't slip when going on with the rv. Most are 2" x 6" and 1 foot long, but I also have some 1" thick to use as needed. It takes a bit of practice but works for me.
steveh27 06/18/20 07:15am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Roadtrek class B

It sounds like you have some work to do to get everything operating. I have a 1997 Xplorer 230XL. It has the Dometic RM2310 fridge which is great for boondocking. As it does not have any electric controls, when on propane it draws no power from the house battery. It's a shame they no longer make anything like that. Keep it operating. I replaced the Magnatek converter with a pd4530 (I think that's the number). A much better converter worth every penny. My house battery was a group 29 which last summer I replaced with 2 100AH lithium iron phosphate ones. They should be great for the $1400 spent but I developed health issues and have not been able to use my rv since.
steveh27 06/16/20 06:06am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: long term non-use/storage

Michigan has the highest insurance cost in the country. They made some changes which would affect me in August, but still costly. Bumpy, I would only be driving around 1 residential circle block. Yes there is a risk, but not much driving by only about 40 houses. Otherwise I would just run it in the drive way.
steveh27 06/15/20 07:50am General RVing Issues
RE: long term non-use/storage

Yes I could insure it for over $1,000 a year, wasted. When I get out of the hospital in 2-3 weeks I will not be allowed to leave my house for 3 months, and then with separation as I will have no immune system for over a year. I may get a company to deliver and install the starter battery. Then I could start it in the driveway and maybe circle the block carefully without insurance. That would not be legal, but it should be safe. I know that would not get the rpms up very high, but it would be better than nothing. Yes I'm in the rust belt, but I've stored it iin my drive during every winter for 20 years. I do not drive it in the snow and salt. And it's in excellent condition.
steveh27 06/15/20 06:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing Norcold Fridge: get 2 way or 3 way?

With my old Dometic 3 way the dc option only works while the engine is running. It does not run off the battery when the engine is off. Then I use propane or electric if I plug into shore power.
steveh27 06/13/20 07:24am General RVing Issues
RE: long term non-use/storage

bumpy, That's not needed in Michigan. I've been doing this for 20 years. The MH does not leave my driveway.
steveh27 06/11/20 06:46am General RVing Issues
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