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RE: Camping or Glamping?

"Im conservative, pack a gun legally, am a pro-life christian but understand not everyone shares my views. I served 22 years in the military so we, as Americans can have the freedom to choose, freedom of religion (or none if so desired), and freedom to call it glamping or whatever you want to call it." Sounds like what you're saying, only different words. And, thanks for your service
zigzagrv 05/23/19 11:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping or Glamping?

I glamp, RV, camp or whatever you want to call it. I enjoy my comfort and not afraid to say it. Im opposite of Bigredcav1 on several of his items. But, we do agree on some. I do enjoy state/federal parks far more than any RV park. Only use RV park as last resort. Im conservative, pack a gun legally, am a pro-life christian but understand not everyone shares my views. I served 22 years in the military so we, as Americans can have the freedom to choose, freedom of religion (or none if so desired), and freedom to call it glamping or whatever you want to call it. Mike Wish more folks were like you guys. Thanks for your service!
zigzagrv 05/23/19 09:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Remote gennie switch failure

You're welcome. Those plugs, at least on mine, are exposed to harsh conditions from road spray, crud and corruption. It's amazing they hold up as well as they do.
zigzagrv 05/04/19 06:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Remote gennie switch failure

Check the wire harness and plug at the genny for a broken wire or corroded plug. I've had similar problem, except it wouldn't start, but would stop the genny.
zigzagrv 05/01/19 06:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Remote gennie switch failure

Check the wire harness and plug at the genny for a broken wire or corroded plug. I've had similar problem, except it wouldn't start, but would stop the genny.
zigzagrv 05/01/19 06:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: SWITCH TO ELECTRIC BRAKES

Curious also, since I have a dolly with surge brakes and I think they're great. Only work when you really need them, and I have had a couple occasions when I needed them. Did a great job!
zigzagrv 04/26/19 07:28am Towing
RE: Surprise, AZ to Page, AZ

" If you are thinking 89a from Sedona then there is a grade and switchbacks before it reconnects with I-17. " Don't even think about it. Vehicles 50' or over in any combination are prohibited on 89A from Sedona north up through Oak Creek Canyon {for a number of very good reasons.} It is a great, gorgeous road for the Toad or TV and on a motorcycle, it is nothing short of awesome. :C I did it in my 33 footer towing a Tracker at the time. Can't tell you about the scenery, but my wife could. I was too busy staying on the road. :E
zigzagrv 04/22/19 04:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yes, another 'wandering' rant...er ... post...

A couple questions: what is the length of your motorhome and chassis and what are your tire pressures? 32', rear 85, front 90 I meant to ask the wheelbase on your unit, but I'm assuming it is the 208" wheelbase. Also, if you have the Goodyear GS670 tires, they are a harder compound than other tires and can ride a bit harsh. I would suggest dropping the front tire pressure to 85 lbs. Good Luck.
zigzagrv 04/22/19 02:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yes, another 'wandering' rant...er ... post...

A couple questions: what is the length of your motorhome and chassis and what are your tire pressures?
zigzagrv 04/22/19 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yes, another 'wandering' rant...er ... post...

I bought the mh in my sig used and the only condition of the sale was that the front tires be replaced and front end alignment be done. That was in 2007. I have not experienced the wander and/or other suspension related problems reported by many on this forum. The only other things I did to the suspension was replace the shocks (Bilstein) and replaced the sway bar bushings with poly urethane bushings. The only complaint I have is that the steering wheel does not return to center after making a turn, which I have become accustomed to. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. This is after 50k+ miles.
zigzagrv 04/22/19 06:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Car not tracking straight on tow dolly

The swivel pan will compensate for the wheels being slightly turned, and the car/dolly will tow straight. As I said before, many miles of towing like this without any problems.
zigzagrv 04/17/19 08:11am Dinghy Towing
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Oh! the mental image........please tell us you are not speaking from experience???
zigzagrv 04/16/19 01:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Car not tracking straight on tow dolly

I have the same thing happen with my RAV4. I have not had any problems towing like this for many miles. At a stop, I have started up the RAV4 and straightened out the steering, but the next stop the wheels are a bit off again. I don't worry about it any more.
zigzagrv 04/16/19 10:05am Dinghy Towing
RE: How to Paint Bathroom Sink

I've had good luck with Krylon on plastic. I used it to repaint some plastic lawn chairs and they have held up very well over 3-4 years being exposed to all kinds of weather. Just be sure surface is clean and sanded lightly with fine sandpaper.
zigzagrv 04/14/19 03:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: CoPilot and Navigation questions

ALL gps units at one time or another try to lead us astray. I use Co-Pilot on my Android tablet as my main gps. I have backups. However, I have had very few problems with Co-Pilot doing that. I believe it is caused by the sometime inaccuracy of the map itself. I experienced your problem a lot travelling through Canada and Alaska where I could see the actual road I was on showed up to be several hundred yards from where I actually was on the gps unit. Of course, the gps tried to get you to make turns to get back on THEIR idea of where the road is. RECALCULATING sure gets annoying after a while. Co-Pilot does a good job of avoiding low bridges and Parkways that forbid large vehicles. Awareness and a little common sense will keep you from following the gps blindly.
zigzagrv 04/11/19 09:52am Technology Corner
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

You're right about the expansion/contraction of solid wood. However, being a life long woodworker, I have found that several coats of a good varnish, or polyurethane as I use, around the entire piece, minimizes the moisture problem. You eliminate the moisture factor from the wood, but it is still affected by temperature, which all of the wood, including the cross-grain pieces, expand and contract at approximately the same rate. It is important, however, to allow the cross-gran end pieces to float.
zigzagrv 04/11/19 09:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Headlight for Gulfstream Ultra Supreme 2005

Are they broken that you need to replace them, or are they just fogged over?
zigzagrv 04/09/19 02:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: genset will not start from remote switches

Had the same problem. Was a broken wire coming out of the harness at the generator. I would guess that is the problem with yours since neither remote switches work. Where did you find the break? I tried tracing the wires from the circuit board up front to the switch but lost it very quickly in a harness of wires. First stop after experiencing the problem, I crawled under to check the plug that came out of the generator. Looking around, I actually saw two wires broken in the harness just a few inches from the plug. One was the remote start wire and the other was for the indicator light when the gen was on. On my unit, those wires were exposed to the elements because the spiral wrap around the harness was about 6" too short. I added additional spiral wrap and tape to secure the harness.
zigzagrv 04/07/19 06:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: genset will not start from remote switches

Had the same problem. Was a broken wire coming out of the harness at the generator. I would guess that is the problem with yours since neither remote switches work.
zigzagrv 04/06/19 11:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Terrible turning of Ford E450 202” WB

I have to ask... doesn't anyone do a test drive before buying a motorhome? This forum is continually inundated with complaints about the ride and handling of the posters motorhome. If you do a thorough test drive and it rides and/or handles poorly, why do people still buy it? :h Clearly, it is not going to get better all by itself, right? If you buy a coach that has issues and you are prepared to deal with them I get that. {My dad used to say that any problem that can be solved by money is not a problem... "If you have the money".} :R There are lots of aftermarket goodies that purport to cure all of the ride and handling issues we so frequently see here in the complaint posts. All it takes is time and money thrown at the problem and you can probably find "some" improvement... but why go there in the first place? I wonder how many folks would go to a high dollar SUV dealer {Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Land Rover etc.} and plop down something well north of $100,000 only to discover that it rides and drives like a pig on roller skates. The salesman says "no problem" just get it aligned and spend another 2, 3 or 4 thousand dollars on aftermarket add ons and it will be fine {maybe}. :S {Hint, this is where: "Run Forrest run" becomes pretty good advice.} I'm guessing not many if any would be so foolish but when it comes to buying motorhomes obviously lots of people do exactly that. IMHO: Any decent motorhome should ride, drive and handle well right off of the showroom floor without the need for any aftermarket modifications. If it doesn't then it is the wrong motorhome. Keep shopping folks, there are lots of fine quality coaches out there. Rant off for now... But I'm still waiting to hear why this is so prevalent {but it won't keep me awake tonight}. :C EXACTLY! Well said! :)
zigzagrv 04/05/19 07:40am Class C Motorhomes
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