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RE: Interior adhesive

It's probably not the adhesive you are using but rather the surface you are trying to stick to. Are you sure the stock hook you are trying to remove isn't screwed in and covered with a cap? These flexible drill extensions are handy. Flexible drill extension
way2roll 01/19/20 06:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Input on a few models for FT

Sounds like you need to take a trip to Texas. :) There are several large consignment dealers around the Houston area. PPL is one and they now have two locations. All their coaches are unlocked and there's no salesman pressure. You simply go and look at your leisure. That said, it's a lot more fun looking when you're not buying. Best of luck in your search. Once you've found the floor plan you can live with, come back and you should be able to get some ideas about that coach's lineage....Dennis Pretty much narrowed it down to those 3 floor plans I mentioned. I'm fairly hip to the lineage if you are referring to manufacturers. The 37KT was Damon's offering and while owned by Thor I still think it had some of the legacy quality from Damon - that said there are horror stories out there about these models- but lots of good ones too. (there are horror stories about every make and model from every manufacturer though). The coachman version - not sure their quality is any better frankly, and fit and finish is definitely worse than the Damon - at least from pics. Given my druthers I'd opt for a Newmar or Tiffin, but there isn't a single floor plan in either lineup we like. Winnie's 36Y is a maybe but there are a lot of concessions on that one. Of the main 3 plans we like, the Georgetown is probably the safest bet in terms of quality. So while lineage/manufacturer and quality are important, the Best quality MH is miserable if the floor plan just doesn't work. I think another reason to buy used - get one with the bugs all worked out - unless of course you buy someone else's problem - lots of due diligence. Not sure about a TX trip simply to peruse MH's, we'll start with shows, and move from there. There are used models available not too far from here for each of these models so the plan as we get closer is to go spend time in them. Back on topic, I was really looking for owner feedback of these models (DAMON 37KT, Coachmen 37TZF and the FR 377TS). I did a search on the forum and couldn't find any posts about these specific models. Maybe I'll have to join those forums. And of course I am open to suggestions on other models/plans.
way2roll 01/16/20 12:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Input on a few models for FT

Not one person here can help you with the problem of deciding what floor plan is right for you. You appear to have made a sound choice about DP or not so you now just need to spend as much time as possible inside a large variety of MH's to determine what's right for you. Take your time. Try to "spend a day" in the RV over the course of an hour or so and see where the 2 of you would bump into each other. Where will you both be during cocktails or while watching TV? Can you both see the TV without turning your head? Are you comfortable sitting on the toilet? Is the shower large enough/tall enough? Is there counter space to fix your meals? Can the fridge be accessed while driving? What if a slide gets stuck, can you still live in the coach? Options, accessories, wants, needs, requirements! You should have requirements! Once you know what they are, don't accept a floor plan without them all or you will not be happy. It took us years to find the coach we have been living in since 1999 and we are on a years long search to find a replacement but we haven't found one yet! Amen to all that. The MH's we've had to date have a lot of concessions that are much easier to manage when it's only a week at a time. Hitting a couple shows this month (knowing we are buying used ), nothing beats actually spending time in a lot of MH's and taking tons of notes and pics. Unfortunately 2 of the plans I like are no longer in production. Not a big deal for the used market, but makes actually seeing them difficult.
way2roll 01/15/20 04:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Input on a few models for FT

For your particular situation, I'd look at some fivers instead of a motor home. Lots more options for your 'living' situations. Not ruling out motor homes, just thinking you might consider a different option. Teens do like their privacy......Dennis Thanks Dennis, I have looked quite a bit at Fivers and you are right, they offer the best living and working options. But I just can't bring myself to not having a MH. The convenience of everything while driving, set up, etc, - not telling you anything you don't know, add the cost of a truck to pull a fiver and the fiver itself, almost eclipses my budget. Agreed it's the best set up once you get set up, But we really love all the other things that only a MH brings. Still not ruling them out completely though. We also travel with a cat and that can get complicated travelling in a truck vs a MH.
way2roll 01/15/20 12:51pm Class A Motorhomes
Input on a few models for FT

As we start seriously looking at rigs to make the shift to full time next year we are narrowing down floor plans that we "think' would suit us best. Our experience thus far has been entry level class a 30 footers as we are not full timers and didn't need anything else for the past 7 years. I have decided against a DP - for various reasons but mainly cost and that we don't plan to FT forever, maybe a year or so. I TOTALLY understand the advantages of a DP, but we plan on short travel days and long stays so most of the DP advantages we would pay for aren't going to be realized. We are a family of 3, our son will be graduating HS next year and I work remotely full time, DW does mostly blog type work. We thought this is the prime time to take our son on a serious tour of the US before he commits to college or a job etc. Our budget hovers around $50-80k. We have narrowed floor plans down to 3, but we are still very open to suggestions. Looking at plans that have separate rooms, a decent area to set up a work-space, plenty of storage, raised rail pass through storage a plus,Front drop down bunk, and a washer/dryer. We will be towing a CRV, we have ready brute elite bars etc. I have always loved the floor plan of the Damon 37kt. The separate "room" in the front seems perfect for a teenager and it's really the most segmented type of RV I have seen. The Coachmen 37TZ seems to be an identical replica but looks like the fit and finish is a bit lower than the Damon (and I get that Thor owns Damon - nuff said). These 2 floor plans check a lot of boxes but in doing so it's a little claustrophobic inside - I have no real world experience in this model though, only show walk throughs. The open concept and side aisle design of the Georgetown 377TS is nice, but finding one with a bunk is a needle in a haystack, and you can't really close that off for my son's privacy. But like I said, they check off a lot of boxes. I've looked at the Winnie 36Y and I do like it's concept but with slides in a lot of the kitchen is inaccessible. Does anyone have any real world experience with any of these or have any suggestions to other floor plans that would fit? Appreciate the input.
way2roll 01/15/20 10:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need advice

Why am I thinking this is a fake post. New member, no other posts, hasn't returned, no real details...Same thought here... Kind of like the Snake Repellent post. Dave Some disgruntled former member that got booted off and periodically creates a new profile to post odd things to see how much of other people's time they can waste. Maybe it's legit, who knows. But the limited details and no return is a red flag. I mean, if you took the time to create a profile and ask a question about a serious issue, wouldn't you provide a lot more details and then return to see if there was help? Moderators are really good at censoring and removing posts they have an issue with, why isn't the system set up so that the first post of any new member goes directly to the mods? Oh well, not worth getting worked up over, it's just an RV forum.
way2roll 01/15/20 08:31am Beginning RVing
RE: Need advice

Why am I thinking this is a fake post. New member, no other posts, hasn't returned, no real details...
way2roll 01/15/20 06:32am Beginning RVing
RE: Air brakes on Towed

Why not simply get the ReadyBrake/ReadyBrute?? Nothing to add, nothing to subtract. Just hook it and go. Easiest system there is and nothing hooked to the toad..I've had mine for 10 years.....Dennis Ready/Brute I am not a fan of surge brakes with an engine brake. Going down a hill the Ready Brake will be applying toad brakes constantly. They will be warm/hot on a long descent when I have not touched the service brakes. I stopped once after a downhill and checked, they were warm but not overly hot. I'm pretty sure you just agreed with me....:C Pretty sure I didn't. Don't cut snippets of a post that you think offers some evidence to your incorrect assumptions, read the whole post. Any brakes or wheels would be warm to the touch under most any conditions. If they were overheating you wouldn't be able to touch them at all. Don't make posts where you don't know what you are talking about and then troll the person correcting you who has real world experience. You can try and pose like you know what you are talking about but myself and thousands of others who have this system know differently. If you want to discuss the matter further, PM me. Happy to give you my number to discuss it.
way2roll 01/12/20 08:56am Dinghy Towing
RE: Air brakes on Towed

Why not simply get the ReadyBrake/ReadyBrute?? Nothing to add, nothing to subtract. Just hook it and go. Easiest system there is and nothing hooked to the toad..I've had mine for 10 years.....Dennis Ready/Brute I am not a fan of surge brakes with an engine brake. Going down a hill the Ready Brake will be applying toad brakes constantly. They will be warm/hot on a long descent when I have not touched the service brakes. That's not really true, We have the ready brute elite and I've wondered on long descents if the toad brakes heat up with the engine brake on, so I stopped once after a downhill and checked, they were warm but not overly hot. The force required to active the brakes completely comes from stopping the MH, or quickly changing the speed of the MH relative to the car. Down a hill with the engine brake on isn't enough of a difference in speed to push the surge all the way, until you brake. Which is the way it's supposed to work. The car brakes when you brake otherwise the speed is relative to yours. In the 6 years we've been towing our CRV with the ready brute system we have not had to change pads any more frequently than not towing.
way2roll 01/11/20 10:15am Dinghy Towing
RE: Tankless water heater

https://www.campingworld.com/eccotemp-l5-portable-tankless--water-heater-37786.html?cgid=water-heaters#start=2&cgid=maintain-your-rv%2Ffresh-water%2Fwater-heaters That's a portable unit. Neat Idea but you'd have to do some serious modifications to the unit and your RV to retrofit that. Biggest concern would be how to make the controls, which are on the unit itself, be able to be controlled from in your RV shower. This is not meant to be a replacement for your RV's water heater.
way2roll 01/10/20 10:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tankless water heater

Just check Camping World and they are selling 1.5g/min for $109. I had that one on a boat and for shower and dishes work great. For me was enough. Just wander of how hard would be to replace the tank water heater. link?
way2roll 01/10/20 10:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tankless water heater

The one I had, I purchase from Camping World for $98. Worked great. I forgot the brand name. Standard RV Tankless water heater cost from a low of $400 to up to $800. Don't know what you purchased for 98$, but it was NOT a Tankless water heater that would do the job in an RV. Doug PS, Since Tankless for RV's came out years ago, I have replaced countless Tankless with a standard water heater at the customer request. Some Paid for by the OEM (under warranty) and others out of the customers pocket. I have NEVER had a customer come in and have me install a Tankless and then the customer is happy with the Tankless. I would NEVER have an LP Tankless Water Heater in my RV. Likely due to all the variables involved. Tankless water heaters rely on certain parameters in order to work effectively and consistently . You need to heat water at a temperature of X to desired temperature Y in a distance of a few inches at a GPM rate of Z. In a S&B house all these variables, specifically X and Z are static. In an RV they are very unstable. Each CG will have different flow rates and ground water temps. And the flow rate from an on board water pump also pulses and is pretty low and inconsistent. The ebb and flow of pressure from an onboard water pump would drive a tankless heater crazy unless you had a bladder tank to equalize pressure. Even your on board water tank can swing in temps dramatically. I am surprised they tried to tackle it at all in an RV application. They seem to work for some though, perhaps their conditions are less variable. I would also argue their efficiency in an RV application over a standard tank. Most people in houses use them to save money so they aren't heating water in a large tank 24/7. In an RV if your tank is set to electric, you don't pay the Cg for electric usage by the KW. It's a flat fee. If your tank is on LP, most people I know, including me, only turn on the water heater before they take a shower or dishes etc. It's not left on 24/7. So there is really no efficiency advantage. It's just a gadget - that often doesn't meet expectations. in a house they are great. I personally think an RV is the wrong application. To the OP, has the performance of your water heater degraded over time? They don't last forever, perhaps there are mineral deposits built up etc. maybe it needs drained/cleaned, element replaced etc.
way2roll 01/10/20 07:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: No power to Carefree awning

Glad you figured it out. Sure seems like a lot of stuff on one GFCI though.
way2roll 01/09/20 04:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: washer/dryer

There was a post 3 days ago on this very subject. Click
way2roll 01/08/20 12:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: My electric steps come out when I turn on my headlights

Could the problem be a defective headlight switch? You have to dig deeper. A faulty headlight switch can't control the steps unless they are already somehow connected. My guess would be they are connected by the same power supply or more likely the same ground. That connection is more likely the problem than the switch itself.
way2roll 01/07/20 01:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New RV Electric RV Toad In Depth Review - Mike Mas

I am sure there is a niche market for this. Won't replace standard toads or golf carts but I am sure there are folks out there who view this as the ideal solution to a problem. If you were to be in one place that didn't require a car for long periods of time, something like that might be for you. People drive golf carts around our neighborhood all the time. Even to the grocery store.
way2roll 01/07/20 12:51pm Dinghy Towing
RE: My electric steps come out when I turn on my headlights

On my Monaco it was labeled "Steps on-off" and it does exactly what you described. ON mine as soon as you started the engine the steps would retract regardless of the switch position. As I understand it the steps are suppose to retract when engine is started (regardless of switch position) - think it's a safety measure. yep, enough people were ripping their steps off when they drove away.
way2roll 01/07/20 11:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best/easiest internet setup for working remote/full time

Thanks all for the replies. very, very helpful. I tend to over think things and sounds like that's the case here. My plan is 2 hotspots one ATT and one VZ, and sit on a booster or external antenna and make that decision later whether I think it's worth the investment. I almost forgot that alternative work sites like Starbucks could serve in a pinch if we land somewhere and my setup doesn't provide a signal. And I totally disregarded CG wifi - sounds like I should make it a habit to test that as well. I do recall when we toured the East Coast of the US years ago armed only with a VZ jetpack, I can't remember anywhere we didn't have a signal. Those were vacations so I wasn't working during those trips, and we didn't stream TV at the time, but my wife was on the laptop daily and never had any issues.
way2roll 01/07/20 05:34am Technology Corner
RE: My electric steps come out when I turn on my headlights

Locate the ground for the steps and clean it or find a new/cleaner ground. Frame rail would be a good choice. Steps do funky things when the ground is compromised - either dirty, loose or rusty .
way2roll 01/07/20 05:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best/easiest internet setup for working remote/full time

Winegard/AT&T TOGO (aka ConnecT). Easy to install and configure. Can be used either as a "hot spot" (convert cell phone signal to local WiFi) OR a WiFi extender/repeater if you camping location has adequate bandwidth to the rest of the internet (personally I would not bother especially if work is paying for the data). Connects (wirelessly) to multiple device in the coach. If your phone supports it, you can make calls through it also. EDIT : This is also supported on Verizon, but you have to change the SIM card. Not real easy if mounted on the roof. Was looking hard at the TOGO. Since I already have ATT this makes sense, however I think redundancy is important and so I was thinking of VZ as well. Sounds like to use the TOGO for multiple carriers I'd have to swap SIM's which is not ideal. If I had ATT and VZ hotspots, would a weboost be fairly equivalent to a TOGO with added advantage of toggling between carriers? What's the benefit of TOGO over hotspots with a booster?
way2roll 01/06/20 01:11pm Technology Corner
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