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RE: Protection Plans for new Entegra Odyssey 24b

Congratulations on your new purchase! The general consensus is that you would be better placing the money for a warranty in the bank and paying for repairs as they occur. Warranties can be highly exclusive and you may never use them at all thus throwing money away. Your brand new RV will have a warranty for at least 12 mos. You should be able to shake out most issues under a dealer warranty in the first few months thus mitigating a need for any extra warranty for at least a year. IF buying a warranty after the factory warranty expires makes you sleep better at night, don't buy it from a dealer. They are highly marked up and it's pure profit for the dealer. You should have a decent roadside assistance though and this is not to be confused with a warranty. Top choices are usually Coachnet and Good Sam.
way2roll 12/05/19 11:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV'ing with a cat

I just started taking The Cat camping this summer. The Cat in Training is about to make his first trip. Here are my procedures: 1. Determine how your cat prefers to travel in the car. Some are happier in a carrier and not seeing out. Others prefer to be able to see and move around. Both mine are the latter. 2. If my cats leave the house, they have their harnesses on. They are either in a carrier OR on a leash when outside. I WILL NOT leave my cats behind if something happens, so I do everything I can to prevent anything happening. 3. I have engraved ID Tags on each harness. The tag includes the cat's name, my cell phone number, and the plate number for both the trailer and tow vehicle. This allows someone to find me at the campground even if there is no cell service. 4. I always keep a copy of my pets rabies certs in the trailer and in the vehicle. Whether my pet bites or scratches, or gets bit or scratched, that paperwork can save a lot of trouble and expense. 5. During the drive, I don't put water and food out. Whenever we stop, I immediately put out food and water for them. I keep the catbox in the trailer as my cats will wait until we stop driving to potty. 6. I have dry food available all the time at camp and home. Twice a day, they get canned food. This gets them to respond to the sound of the can opening. I also routinely call them to me by name and they will respond. This provides a better chance of getting them back if they out loose. There are different types of harnesses out there. I had tried one of the wider padded harnesses on The Cat first and it was awkward for him. It kept getting pushed up into his head. The nylon thin H harnesses work really well. Make sure to get one with individually adjustable neck and body straps. For leashes, I find the 4ft ones that come with the harnesses to be a bit short. So I got the 5ft ones from Yellow Dog Design. They are a great length for us. At the campsite, I use a 15ft braided nylon tether. I attach one end to the harness and the other to an eywbolt in the trailer. This allows The Cat to come in and out of the trailer while I sit under the awning. He really likes that "freedom". TCIT will have his own tether. Under no circumstances will I let them outside without me right there or without the tether or leash. You can get more info here or here. Thank you for the detailed information. Very Helpful! IS there a particular brand/model harness you like?
way2roll 12/05/19 07:26am RV Pet Stop
RE: RV'ing with a cat

We drive from Fl to MA where our trailer is every summer. 3 day trip. The cat free rains in the back seat of our pickup. Food on the floor on one side and litter box on the other. We stop in motels. Our cat is leach trained and NEVER runs free. I does break the rules from time to time but doesn't go far from the food bowl.Food in on the floor in the kitchen and litter is in the BH. He is tied to a tree during the day and NEVER goes out at night. I walk him around the park. We tried a collar on him once and he would have no parts of it. I fear he would almost hurt himself trying to remove it. I've seen harnesses that might be worth a try. He's very headstrong but he has calmed down quite a bit in recent months and now can't stand not being near one of us. He demands being picked up and has gotten pretty adamant about sitting on DW's lap, which I am told Bengals rarely ever do. He's very attached to us. Come running to the door when we come home like a dog.
way2roll 12/04/19 11:57am RV Pet Stop
RV'ing with a cat

As we continue our plans to full time next year we are scratching our heads on how/if we can travel with our Cat. He's an awesome dude, part Bengal, very smart and acts more like a dog than a cat. In trips to the vet he's always very quiet and seems to acclimate very quickly to riding in the car - always in a cat carrier however. We are wondering how he will do in an RV. Has anyone ever acclimated a cat to RV travelling? What accommodations do you make for a litter box? How do you keep your cats from getting outside (most cats that run aren't recovered unless they have been stable in an area for about 2 weeks). I remember watching the Wynns and they always lets their cats run free and they always came back. That's not something we are prepared to risk. Still trying to figure it all out.
way2roll 12/04/19 10:49am RV Pet Stop
RE: 15 Amp Service

You didn't say where you were going. If headed South then you won't be able to use either of your AC's. If staying where it's cold, follow the advice already stated.
way2roll 12/03/19 04:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: "Balancing" motorhome heating systems.

I just adjust each of the registers individually, seems to solve any imbalance.
way2roll 12/02/19 10:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Venting basement storage

Had an issue on one of our previous MH's that the genset was right behind the engine and could over heat. Aside from being behind the engine, the bay got no ventilation. I installed 2 fixed hvac registers (without the adjuster) beside each other in the bin door, painted to match the coach and riveted them in place. Looked factory and solved the problem.
way2roll 11/30/19 08:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another ‘dadgum’ post re: tire PSI…please bear with me…

Cold PSI means just that. Lowering PSI so the tires heat up to the recommended cold psi defeats the purpose of setting cold psi in the first place. They will be under inflated. As I am sure you are aware, low psi is the primary reason for tire failure - aside from a puncture. The F53 is notorious for poor handling. It's not going to handle like a car or a DP - ever. We had 2 gassers over the past decade and both were rather exhausting at the end of a long day in the saddle. Constant corrections. I would consider different tires, cheap handling fix or another model RV. Lowering psi below the tire manufacturers recommendation is not the proper way to handle the issue. You'd be borrowing risk. That of course is my opinion and I usually err to the side of caution. I am sure there are thousands of people out there driving on under inflated tires by 5 psi and either don't know it or don't care. I am confident however your tires will generate more heat.I share your concern about under inflated tires but, knowing that they would be 'under inflated' for possible no more than 10 or 15 miles...I was just wondering if that would be enough time to damage the tires. I believe you're saying yes it would be inadvisable. Thanks for your comments. I didn't mean to get all doom and gloom on you. Travelling all over the US, sure I check my tires prior to driving but if I am in a different elevation, dramatically different temp etc, if my tires are off by 5 psi I don't add air. Especially if I knew the conditions I were driving to would cause them now to be overly adjusted. Tires can survive a pretty wide range of psi and temps. The point I was trying to make is that I don't think knowingly adjusting PSI to lower than the tire manufacturer's chart doesn't seem to be the appropriate way to solve your problem, if it's a problem at all. Could be the nature of the beast. But no harm in trying and seeing for 20 miles. Do you have a TPMS? And FWIW, I don't agree that the sticker in the MH is an accurate guide for setting PSI. Those stickers are put on at the factory and have no way of knowing how your rig is loaded for travel. Loading it and weighing is the only accurate way to know what they should be set to.
way2roll 11/29/19 07:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: pressure washers

I would never use a pressure washer on my RV. RV's are prone to leaks as it is. A decent pressure washer can do some serious damage if directed at the wrong place. I have an electric one with only 1500 psi and if I am not careful on the house it can remove small bits of the mortar between the brick. Imagine what that can do to the gel coat, paint, decals and caulk on an RV. And I don't see the advantage. What's a pressure washer with a cone of a few feet from distance going to do that a long handle brush won't? And the idea that the psi from a pressure washer is even close to being comparable to driving in the rain is ridiculous. If you don't believe me, spray yourself in the face with your pressure washer - seriously, don't do that. Of course it all depends on the distance your using it. 5 feet away it probably wouldn't matter. Within 2 feet I'd say you are asking for trouble. I use a long handle soft brush and a regular hose.
way2roll 11/29/19 06:29am Beginning RVing
RE: Another ‘dadgum’ post re: tire PSI…please bear with me…

Cold PSI means just that. Lowering PSI so the tires heat up to the recommended cold psi defeats the purpose of setting cold psi in the first place. They will be under inflated. As I am sure you are aware, low psi is the primary reason for tire failure - aside from a puncture. The F53 is notorious for poor handling. It's not going to handle like a car or a DP - ever. We had 2 gassers over the past decade and both were rather exhausting at the end of a long day in the saddle. Constant corrections. I would consider different tires, cheap handling fix or another model RV. Lowering psi below the tire manufacturers recommendation is not the proper way to handle the issue. You'd be borrowing risk. That of course is my opinion and I usually err to the side of caution. I am sure there are thousands of people out there driving on under inflated tires by 5 psi and either don't know it or don't care. I am confident however your tires will generate more heat.
way2roll 11/29/19 06:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Snake Repellent Testing - Advice

And why is this posted in an RV forum? Multiple reasons I would guess but I would say the #1 would be because this group spends a lot of time outdoors and may run into snakes more frequently than other groups. Around the campfire maybe. Beginning RV'ing - not so much.
way2roll 11/25/19 11:00am Beginning RVing
RE: Snake Repellent Testing - Advice

And why is this posted in an RV forum?
way2roll 11/25/19 07:03am Beginning RVing
RE: Hulu price increases TWICE this year!

I would guess that most folks are like me and have had internet a long time before going to streaming. Even with DTV I had internet so no I don't pay that internet cost for streaming. Agreed. Most already have internet so it does not come into play. x3 - Internet is used for so much more than streaming, it's a utility and I would argue most people are going to have internet regardless if they have SAT or cable or stream. This is a utility cost and to me if you can leverage that utility to stream and replace a SAT or cable subscription you are way ahead of the game. Also agreed that ala carte' services allow you to hone in on the channels you actually watch vs paying for a bunch of channels you don't. There is a reason that all the major cable and Sat companies are offering their own version of an ala carte' streaming service. I am surprised no one has developed a truly ala carte' service. I mean one that you can pick from a list of all channels and pay per channel instead of one price for their own pre-packaged bundles. Sadly though I do agree, as streaming starts to eclipse cable and sat subscriptions, it makes sense that prices will climb.
way2roll 11/21/19 11:20am Technology Corner
RE: Electrical system kit for a home built trailer

Maybe find an old donor trailer. Also you might have more luck posting this in the travel trailer section.
way2roll 11/21/19 11:04am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Inspection with GoodSam RV Financing

When we sold one of our MH's a few years ago the buyers went through GS and they ordered an inspection. It was NOT comprehensive. Basically they are ensuring the RV actually exists and is in the shape as advertised and worth what the bank will lend for. It is not like a PDI or any other thorough inspection by an RV mechanic. I would still get a full inspection by a competent person if you don't feel you can do it yourself. But don't rely on GS's inspection. It's to the secure the loan - very different.
way2roll 11/18/19 01:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: .

Tried to report this post to the moderator but received an error. I don't think this kind of post is allowed.
way2roll 11/18/19 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Disney Says 10 Million Signed up for Streaming in One Day

APKS? What I like about the firestick over other streaming devices is how easy it is to load different applications. An APK (android packing kit) is a glorified way of saying an application that finds streams built on a platform that's compatible with Android. Someone is streaming something somewhere for just about everything. An APK is an application that packages a way to find streams on content you are looking for. It's a gui that scans the www and finds the show or movie you want, lists the streams and quality of the streams and you pick one and it will play. Granted some streams have better quality than others but most decent apk's have good streams. To me it's another ala carte' service you can download to find more content. Very similar to Youtube - the main difference being there are full length movies and shows. It won't find live content, but if it's been aired, or it's on DVD, then it's available. Imagine a version of Pandora for TV and Movies.
way2roll 11/17/19 07:08am Technology Corner
RE: Disney Says 10 Million Signed up for Streaming in One Day

NEWS FLASH:...........Hulu is boosting the monthly base price of its Live TV streaming service. The company said in a press release it will increase the price of Hulu+ Live TV from $44.99 to $54.99 starting Dec. 18. You still have to pay for internet access so for many users the cost of satellite TV would be highly competitive. Been on sling for 2 years and never an increase. Still under $30/month. That and a few APKS and there is nothing I can't watch.
way2roll 11/16/19 09:18am Technology Corner
RE: Disney Says 10 Million Signed up for Streaming in One Day

As I have been looking more and more into streaming...I came across the offering by T-Mobile(T-Vision, I think). It has already rolled out BUT it's not quite ready for the RV market yet as I understand it. The Channel line up is impressive albeit expensive too. T-Mobile is counting on the merger with Sprint, infrastructure improvement and of course 5G before they really get in to the swing of things. After looking it over for a bit....the price of this streaming service is more like a SAT service getting up into the 90.00 a month range with 10.00 per additional TV's. Interesting but not quite ready for prime time RV'ing. Not sure the market space they are trying to capture. Why is this any better than a hotspot with unlimited data and an ala carte' service for much less money?
way2roll 11/15/19 02:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Hulu price increases TWICE this year!

had Sling for over a year, Still less than $30.00/mo
way2roll 11/15/19 02:04pm Technology Corner
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