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RE: Just a thought on truck campers place here

Why then are you posting about TC's in the Class A forum? They are a very active and important part of our community and deserve respect like anyone else. dodge guy there is a truck camper forum. You know, I thought there was but before I responded I went and looked and didn’t see one. I’ll have to look again maybe I accidentally hid it. Just went and looked. Yes I did accidentally check the “hide” box. Maybe that is what the OP did also?
dodge guy 10/16/19 04:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gap year, family of 6, TV and TT recommendations

A big thanks to everyone for responding to this thread. Here are my key takeaways: 1) You can't defy the laws of physics so don't try. We will need to get a TV that is capable of towing everything plus a safety factor of 20%. So far the full size van or a fifth wheel are what we are leaning towards as we want to have a detachable TV. I suppose it's going to come down to what we decide to trailer in. Point taken in giving ourselves plenty of room in the trailer (and the TV). 2) If you want to make it happen you will make it happen. From what I've read from Full Timers both here and elsewhere is don't get too caught up in the details. If you want to make this work, you will make it work. Of course I want to increase my chances of having a good experience (see number 1 above) so I will keep asking questions and hope for good honest answers. Next on the agenda is figuring out a true cost of doing this. Look for a new thread on budgeting for this trip. Thanks again for all your help! As far as the TV, don’t get caught in that 20% margin for safety. The manuf has already figured in a margin so that it won’t fail prematurely!
dodge guy 10/16/19 01:12pm Towing
RE: Winter Camping - Golf Cart

IDE be more concerned about the 12 seasons!!!! That sounds pretty bad. Otherwise just keep them charged and check the water before it gets below freezing. Biggest things is don’t cook the batteries, that will boil the water out and shorten their life.
dodge guy 10/16/19 01:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Just a thought on truck campers place here

Never realized there wasn’t a TC forum. The closest would be the class C forum.
dodge guy 10/16/19 01:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campsite Sanitation - Beware

When you were born you were given this great thing called an immune system. If you don’t let it do it’s thing it will not work properly when the time comes! As far as slobs, well there is nothing we can do about that after the fact! Just watch what you are doing if you are not sure!
dodge guy 10/16/19 06:08am General RVing Issues
RE: 1987 37' Winnebago Elandan for Sale >$45,000< ??

At best it's worth $10k! She was good on Different Strokes, but that doesn't make it worth anymore than a similar model. As it sits it's worth $7k
dodge guy 10/15/19 10:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where in Western MI with 3 tweens/teens

Ok, hmm. What about sleeping bear dunes?
dodge guy 10/15/19 11:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where in Western MI with 3 tweens/teens

Silver Lake sand dunes! Meads MI. Right on Lake MI. Perfect for your kids! Lots to see and do. width=600 width=600 And if you don’t have 4WD then you can go to the other side of the state park and take the dune vehicles and they take you on dune excursions. Or you can rent a Jeep and drive it. Also part of the state park is designated for foot traffic only. So you can hike the dunes out to the lake and not worry about vehicles.
dodge guy 10/15/19 10:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pickle on My Entry Door Grab Handle

If this is true, and it is a game, I've heard the proper response is to place sardines on the ugly tents of those nearby and sprinkle the juice around the tent!
dodge guy 10/14/19 06:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Proper electric fireplace install

I don’t remember seeing a sticker indicating to retorque the screws. I will double check when we go to fix it. The fire place is not part of the load shedding feature. The only things that are On the lord shed feature are the front and rear AC’s and the water heater, only 3 circuits. The fireplace is plugged into a regular outlet. And there was no load shedding going on for this weekend. With temps in the 30’s and 40’s at night!
dodge guy 10/14/19 05:38pm Class A Motorhomes
Proper electric fireplace install

So my buddy asked me on Friday at the campground to look at his fireplace. It started to run and then turn off. It would run for a minute and then turn off for 2 minutes. The cycle would continue. He bought his MH new, a 2017 Fleetwood Bounder 35K, the fireplace is part of the floor plan, so it wasn’t installed after the fact. So I pull the unit out of its recessed opening and I notice the fresh air intake is on the back. I start to look around the cabinet and there is no fresh air intake to be found. He said he only started having a problem this year. So we set it on the floor in front of the opening with a container lid as a baffle so it didn’t suck in any hot air. It ran fine all weekend. So we are going to cut out the bottom of the cabinet at the floor and install a vent of some kind so it can pull in fresh air. It’s crazy that on a $150k MH they can’t even install a simple electric fireplace properly. The other problem he had was a heated up/melted wire in his circuit breaker box. We finally traced the wiring and it’s for the electric water heater! He has a load shedding/mgt system and they left the screw loose at the panel for the load shed. So now we need to move that over to the other open position so it has fresh contacts. The other one is melted. He got 1/2 a turn out of the screw! The quality control is terrible to non existent!
dodge guy 10/14/19 01:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jeep towed discharged when towing. This is new.

I don’t believe you need the key on. I don’t think the column lock the wheel with the key off. Also do you have a batt. Charge wire running from the MH to the Jeep to keep the batt charged? Most vehicle need to have one to avoid this issue!
dodge guy 10/13/19 07:05pm Dinghy Towing
RE: MH accident in gas station!

Another example of why there should be mandatory training, testing and licensing to operate anything larger than a car or pickup, or to tow a trailer. A lot of folks can't negotiate a Walmart parking lot in a Kia Soul, and the next day jump in a class A and hit the highway towing it. Some people with CDL's can't drive either. So there goes that thinking! It's not about the size of the vehicle, it's about paying attention.
dodge guy 10/11/19 05:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hope all you Snowbirds got out ahead of the blizzards!

Bring it on! I'm ready :B width=600
dodge guy 10/10/19 10:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: MH accident in gas station!

Yes the Georgetown has frame extensions. The receiver is rated at 5000lbs. But this is lifting it from the bottom of the receiver. A bit different. But still not the ideal way to lift it, however with the damage that was done there wasn't much of a choice. At $150k the damage would have to be around $100k (70-75% of its value). Not sure if that was $100k in damage. I'm guessing at least $70k! And yes they were temp tags, they could've been coming from an older class A or are completely new. We will probably never know.
dodge guy 10/10/19 10:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MH accident in gas station!

Stranger how this went from the posting of an accident to how people can sue someone for being in public! Let’s keep it on topic!
dodge guy 10/10/19 08:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MH accident in gas station!

Sorry that the RV'er had an accident. BUT if the tow truck driver I called took videos and put it on the internet? Well...I'd be making a phone call about it to them and my attorney. I don’t know about that! The guy was in public! It’s fair game at that point!
dodge guy 10/10/19 06:40pm Class A Motorhomes
MH accident in gas station!

I don’t think this has been posted before, so I’m posting it now. How do you do this much damage in a gas station? MH hung up on gas island!!!!
dodge guy 10/10/19 05:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: rolled MH onto the side - and the towed

Diminished value only comes into play if it was totaled and then repaired or not totaled but repaired improperly! As far as Carfax goes.....well don’t get me started!
dodge guy 10/10/19 12:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gap year, family of 6, TV and TT recommendations

Have you given thought to a Class A gasser. You would all have more room. and you could tow your Honda. Might be cost effective. You're going to butt up against cargo carrying capacity with a lot of gas motorhomes once you factor in people and fulltiming weight. My 2012 has a 4K lb CCC. More than enough for me, it leaves me with 2k lbs left over.
dodge guy 10/10/19 12:07pm Towing
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