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RE: Those with portable surge protector

We do not use the external power monitor when at home. We have a whole house surge protector.
ncrowley 10/14/19 04:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

I also prefer a campground that does not allow campfires at the site. I am fine with a place away from the sites, but I dislike the smell, smoke, and embers that fly up.
ncrowley 10/11/19 06:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2 Years with a Older Class A

If I was purchasing an older Class A, and the current owner says "In the last 6 years, my expenses have been low since I have just needed to do oil and filter changes", or something like that, I would run. If you do the recommended scheduled maintenance, your costs would be much higher.
ncrowley 10/11/19 05:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: To Buy or build

Cost wise, you are much better buying an older RV than doing a conversion. Green wise, an existing RV already has that stuff done so you do not have to waste resources building up a conversion. If she does not want all that glitz, get an older RV.
ncrowley 10/01/19 04:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Valve extenders safe?

Use the Borg one piece extended valves. They are solid and quality. No issues with leaking.
ncrowley 09/24/19 06:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing

I do not think you should exceed the weight you are supposed to tow. So my advice is to not do it.
ncrowley 09/10/19 04:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: building new campground

For an overnight stop at an RV park, I would avoid the 8 mile drive one way and I would avoid dirt roads. If the RV park was a special destination, then I would consider it.
ncrowley 09/08/19 12:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help with full timing over the winter

I would use rvparkreviews to look at the RV parks in the areas people have been recommending. The reviews will talk about the amenities, ease of access and the area around it. Be sure and read many of the reviews to get a good feel for the park.
ncrowley 09/07/19 05:44am Full-time RVing
RE: Best wax for lazy people?

We have been using Wash and Wax All on the RV and the cars. It is very fast and easy to use. You just spray it on and wipe it off.
ncrowley 09/07/19 05:34am General RVing Issues
RE: storage tips for keeping batteries in good shape ????

I purchased two BatteryMinders - one for the engine batteries and one for the house batteries. I keep them connected to the batteries when we are at home. As stated, you do not add acid to batteries - you only add distilled water. The easy way to do that is install a battery watering system. You pump water in one house and it tops off all the batteries. You should do this before each trip.
ncrowley 08/24/19 06:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pros and Cons of owning a class A RV

Driving in a class A with air bags is very comfortable. The passenger can get up and get a drink, make a sandwich, use the restroom, etc. Also, we like the choice of what toad to bring. We have a fuel efficient toad and we have a Jeep Rubicon. We tow the Jeep to places like Moab and have a great time. That would not work with a fifth wheel.
ncrowley 08/21/19 09:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery Chargers

I used this one to keep all 4 house batteries charged and it also is a Desulfator: BatteryMinder 128CEC1: 12V 2/4/8 AMP I also use one to keep the 2 engine batteries maintained: BatteryMINDer Model 2012: 12Volt-2 Amp Battery Charger When I get home, I just clip them on and forget it. They work well.
ncrowley 08/11/19 09:23am Beginning RVing
RE: Air Conditioner Performance

I also recommend an external windshield screen. We have the Magneshade and they work very well.
ncrowley 08/11/19 09:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you contribute ?

We contribute to rvparkreviews. We figure if we find it very useful, we want to contribute our reviews to it.
ncrowley 08/07/19 03:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Miles per day.

No more than around 400 miles per day. However, if it is windy back roads, we do less miles per day since it is more tired and time consuming.
ncrowley 08/07/19 03:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel Pusher, side vs rear mount radiator

I would not make the radiator location a major determinant in deciding if a motor home is right for you. If you somehow find two identical motor homes and one has a side radiator and one has a rear radiator, I would go for the one with the side radiator. However, it never works that way. Models either have one or the other. More important are the quality of the coach, how well it has been cared for, and if the length and floor plan will work for you.
ncrowley 08/07/19 03:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help!!!!!!!!

Egg shell trailers can leak. A friend purchased a 17 foot Casita last November. It leaked a LOT. And when they leak, the water sits at the bottom of the tub. They brought it to someone local and they tried to fix the leak but could not because of the way they are constructed. They drove it back to the manufacturer in Texas and came home and it still leaked a lot! The manufacturer came and got it and kept it for over a month. It came back home and the good part is it is not leaking anymore. The point is you cannot assume these egg shell trailers do not leak and when they do leak, the water does not go anywhere. It sits at the bottom of the bottom half of the shell.
ncrowley 07/05/19 05:50am Beginning RVing
RE: Travel trailer advice

I have had a trailer. You will want to hook up to power and will need to hook up to power in order to run the microwave and the air conditioner. You can run things like lights for a period of time off the batteries depending on how many batteries you have. We had two batteries. You can increase that time using solar. The refrigerator, stove, water heater and heat run on propane, although they also use some power. For example, the fan for the heater needs power. You can also run the refrigerator on AC when you have it. I would suggest that you spend time online and at RV lots looking at different trailers and seeing the features. There will be different features for different RVs.
ncrowley 07/02/19 05:59am Beginning RVing
RE: How do you begin to plan for extended road trips?

We are planners. We decide where we want to go and plan the trip based on no more than about 400 miles per day. We look at maps and the trucker atlas to look for the roads we want to take. We also use the Mountain Directory to look to see if there are any extreme ascents or descents. We reserve all the RV spots. We used rvparkreviews extensively for places to stay. We have a larger RV (39 foot class A) so we look for long pull throughs for overnight stops so we do not have to unhook. Our trips are usually 2 weeks to a month long. Yes, we risk not making it to a place where we have a reservation, but for us, the piece of mind is worth occasionally losing a deposit.
ncrowley 06/22/19 07:35pm Beginning RVing
RE: The wide world of steering stabilizers

Yes, I have one. I do not see much difference in normal driving. I purchased it to hopefully help in a front tire blowout.
ncrowley 06/07/19 06:56pm Class A Motorhomes
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