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RE: Leaving breakers in the camper on while away?

Never thought about turning the breakers off, ever.
AJR 01/10/21 06:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for portable electric space heater for rv!

Going back to the OP question. One or two 1500W heater running at 750W will keep most class C RVs warm at say 25 degrees for a night.
AJR 01/01/21 04:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Securing black water tank

I suggest calling Arctic Fox and ask them. Not knowing just where you are at. Maybe a trip to them could be arranged to fix it. I know both tanks are in inside insulated containers if that is a correct description.
AJR 01/01/21 03:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Requirements for towing and setup of a TT 3500lbs or less

The best touring RV setup I have had was a used 2002 F250 purchased in early 2003 with the infamous 6.0 PSD. It was not a dually. Towing an Arctic Fox 22H using WDH and a Reese friction sway bar. The truck was HEAVY. The TT dry was 5000 lbs. Gross weight was 7500 lbs. I took that setup all over the country, Alaska and Maine. Crosswind had to get up too 30mph before I realized it was really windy. When the Ford engine warranty ran out at 100k I was not going to keep that truck. I moved on to a class A on a W22 chassis. With Koni FSD shocks it handled like a car not a boat. Think about this. Have you ever looked eyeball to eyeball at the driver of a delivery van while sitting in your class A? You looked down at them. Class Cs are on van chassis. The road clearance height of my current rig is 10’6”. There are only two steps to get into it. Well most are. My current rig is on a Chevy 4500 chassis and that first step is more than several inches taller I think. The stock Chevy 4500 is a pleasure to drive. Cross wind gusts are noticeable above 25mph. Big rigs passing, not a problem. Depending on floorplan a 28’ class C can have 100 cubic feet of outside storage in the back. A 28’ class C takes up two diagonal parking spots with room to spare. I have never had to back out of a parking lot when not towing the car. The only thing my current rig lacked was levelers. Just had Big Foot levelers installed this summer just in case I need them. The AWD 2015 Terrain I tow is a great DD. Much better than the CRV I had. So I give up about 3mpg. Big deal, better ride and more space inside. I will never buy a first year vehicle again. That 6.0 PSD only put me a foot once, in Winnipeg. Three injectors and free camping in a Ford dealer’s lot. Should you decide on a truck & trailer go with the Ecoboost.
AJR 12/15/20 09:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Yep....Gettin' older

I have learned to take the mask off after I get back into the car. That way I know where they fell.
AJR 12/14/20 07:04am Around the Campfire
RE: Requirements for towing and setup of a TT 3500lbs or less

Gjac I don’t know your age or health. I can tell you this. Since 2004 when I bought my first 19’ TT. Not a single item associated with any RV has managed to stay the same weight. With time they all seem to gain weight. Funny how that works. The same is true with steps. The fewer the better now days. Now if you are still using a P30 I know the cost of maintenance of one those chastises. I had one. Nothing is cheap. That was one of the reasons I went to class Cs. First a Ford & now a Chevy. Good mechanics can service them at reasonable prices. Also fewer steps and more doors. I now tow a car. None of the “towing” accessories necessary for hitching up on the road weigh more than a pound each. You know that if you tow with your P30. With age getting off of my knees has become more of a task. I am not up to getting leveling gadgets off of the ground anymore. I like pushing a button to level. I also like the holding tanks sizes I have now. My two TTs had smaller tanks. I do not miss banging a shin bone on a hitch. Nor do I miss grease on my pants. Or mucking around with the weight distribution bars on my second TT on a nice day.
AJR 12/13/20 08:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Yep....Gettin' older

I did Costco and have been happy with them.
AJR 12/12/20 05:58pm Around the Campfire
RE: RV parked for a lengthy period

On a TT I would cover the tires and call it good. Now if you have power to it I would check the batteries every other month for fluid. What do you mean it has not been winterized for 2020? Was it winterized for 2019 and never used again?
AJR 12/12/20 05:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Requirements for towing and setup of a TT 3500lbs or less

If you really want to go to a TT with auto leveling. Look at Outdoors RV. Four season but they are very heavy.
AJR 12/12/20 04:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Requirements for towing and setup of a TT 3500lbs or less

Coming from a class A you are asking for a lot more work to set up and tear down. Also rest stops will be very different. Wish you well on your move to a 3k TT.
AJR 12/12/20 04:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Purchased my first RV

rollindowntheroad My current sewer hose is a Rhino. It sounds like the 20’ two section one you bought. It fits into the bumper. Mine is “collapsible”. This, new to me feature, means as you put the hose into the bumper you have to collapse the portions that have extended as you put the hose away. The first time I used it I ended up with several feet sticking out that would not go into the bumper it came out of. I have never needed more than 20’ of sewer hose in 15 years.
AJR 12/08/20 07:20am Beginning RVing
RE: winterizing question

I agree with BruceMc.
AJR 11/04/20 03:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: How fuel stabilizers work...or not

Ethanol goes by the common name alcohol. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethanol Methanol is not alcohol. One big clue is its name. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methanol Also Isopropyl Alcohol is not Ethanol. An interesting video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC4hlcZz5DM I use non ethanol gas on all small engines. I also run the MH tank down as much as possible and add E0 gas for the winter.
AJR 11/03/20 08:43am General RVing Issues
RE: How fuel stabilizers work...or not

Hum.. Before ethanol gas. Tools would start on the first pull. Even if left for years un used. I do not know what else to say other than buy ethanol free gas if you want it to start next spring. That includes MH generators. I read Heet may help with water in the gas.
AJR 11/01/20 06:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Class C Chassis

Real sorry to hear about your loss. I have had first a Ford E350. 28’ Four Winds Chateau and then a Chevy 4500 29’ Coachmen Leprechaun. Both were used. Back in 2014 the Chevy & Ford wheel basis were an inch apart. My current wheelbase is 192”. I know my stock 4500 Chevy behaves better than a modified Ford E350 chassis in cross winds & big rig passing. It was the reason I bought my current camper. As far as foot or leg room. I can now move my size 12 shoes ninety degrees and stand up in the Chevy and enter the house over a one inch “step”. Find the layout you know is right and live with the rest.
AJR 10/27/20 05:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winterizing a fridge.....

Dodge Guy is right. Every new to me camper I test to see what the converter does. Only bought one Charge Wizard so far. Topped off the batteries twice this year. One more time. Leave the fridge doors open.
AJR 10/22/20 12:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing a fridge.....

I empty the fridge. Turn it off & leave the doors open. I also put a towel in the freezer to absorb any liquid and remove it after it has done its job.
AJR 10/22/20 12:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Your "favorite" BBQ Grill, suggestions

Vector Smoke Hollow .............................. Cast Aluminum Stainless steel Ceramic coated grates What is going to rust out?
AJR 10/16/20 03:32pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Your "favorite" BBQ Grill, suggestions

I really like the Vector Smoke Hollow. Low (200F) and slow smoking does wonders for beef tenderloin, chicken or ribs. For hamburgers, brats or breaded pork chops I use the regular burners but you do have to get use to cooking with the lid closed.
AJR 10/16/20 07:10am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Is CG info available from MFG's

So you are asking about weight ratio front to rear. I missed that, I guess.
AJR 10/12/20 06:09pm Class C Motorhomes
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