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RE: Fish Chowder

Deb, glad you enjoyed the recipe. It sounds like a long process but really it is not I think. I do carry a frozen container in my camper when I want comfort food quick. I find any good bread works fine as a side dish.
AJR 07/02/20 03:59pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Black Water Accident

I had the darling kid from next door think it was funny to open & close the black tank valve. So when I took off the cap…… What a mess. Told papa and got deer in the headlights.
AJR 07/02/20 03:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water heater problem

If the stove lights. I would go right to the burner tube and push something through it till it comes out in front of the gas orifice. The hope is you have pushed through a spider web and the tube is open. A mud dauber nest would be more work to remove. Then try turning it on. Still no flame? Lots of good suggestions have been provided above. I had the spider thing happen overnight once. I now put part of a dog flea collar in the outside access bay of the water heater and have not had a problem with spiders since.
AJR 06/29/20 06:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Ac question

OP, I just connected my camper with the heavy camping cables to a 20A outlet so my kids can run the A/C when they get here for the 4th. Been doing that for years. They know just one heavy load at a time. No A/C and microwave at the same time kind of thing. The fact nothing is heating up for you cable wise is great.
AJR 06/22/20 07:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie - Class A or Class C

Class C’s on a Chevy chassis do not have passenger seat leg room issues because the dog house is smaller. I agree with Bumpy that the Tiffin brand is more respected. I had a class A. One of the reasons I prefer a class C is when I stop I can open the door and get out. Be that for gas, food or whatever. A second reason is fewer steps to get in & out. As said before, once the slides are in what is not available to you and do you care. While inspecting a possible purchase take your shoes off and get into the shower and pretend to take one. Can you? Is the floor firm? The same is true for use of the toilet. Is there enough kitchen counter space for you to prepare food? A pre-purchase inspection is a very good idea. I drove my current rig 70 miles so my trusted mechanic could have a look see before I bought it. As far as pricing goes I look at for a benchmark.
AJR 06/18/20 08:02am Beginning RVing
RE: ClassA to small TT set up.

Gjac For me hooking and unhooking a car is allot easier than a TT. I ended up with a class C because there are two steps to get into it and three doors to get out of it. It is so nice to pull up to a gas pump and just open the door and get out. Plus I found a floorplan I like that is very livable with the slide in. It also has more inside & outside storage than I will ever use because I travel alone with my dog. Should you consider a class C. If possible drive the same unit on a Ford & Chevy chassis. I have found the Chevy handles cross winds better.
AJR 06/12/20 05:36am Travel Trailers
RE: ClassA to small TT set up.

OP, I would look at the OD RV 21RVS. I only suggest this because it has a bigger shower and a 60x80 queen bed. As far as auto leveling goes. I would call the company and ask. The truth is I had a 2004 Arctic Fox 22H, made by the same family, and took it from Wisconsin to Alaska and then to Maine then back to Wisconsin in one year and never had a problem with it other than the poop valve started to drip. For one person & a dog it was a great TT. Why? Because you parked it and everything inside was ready to use without slides and you knew you would be comfortable, hot or cold outside. I know one would have to take a trip west to get one. Well worth the time and effort. Just a thought… If I were to go to a TT again. I would be looking for a heavy duty window van of some kind as a TV. A 4x4 if there is such a thing.
AJR 06/10/20 07:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Odd power issues on 2000 Jayco Eagle

All I can say is my 2004 TT thermostat was DC. It looked just like the thermostats on older ones I looked at. In fact my 2013 class C had the same looking thermostat. The air conditioner runs on 120VAC but is controlled by DC.
AJR 06/09/20 03:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: ClassA to small TT set up.

If I were to go back to a TT. I would get an Outdoors RV. As said above they really have all the right features. Auto leveling option would be a must have. But I there is no way I am going back to a F250 ¾ ton diesel for my daily driver.
AJR 06/09/20 02:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: wind

When I had a 27’ class C on an E350 chassis. Setting the alignment into the plus five degree range and adding a Safe-T-plus made a major improvement cross winds and big rigs passing.
AJR 06/09/20 02:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help with A/C freezing up ..

The only time I had the main AC start to blow cool air slowly. I removed the filter. Took a flashlight and peered into this hole with a mess of wires in it. I could make out the surface of the cooling coils (if that is what they are called) covered with ice off to the side. Hum… I guess I need to run the fan only till the ice melts. I started to look at the connections I could see hoping to find something lose. Then I noticed a wire dangling that looked like a sensor. After the ice melted I could see where the sensor must have been placed in the cooling fins. I picked a spot close to the original and pushed the sensor into the fins. Problem solved. I have always run the fan on high speed.
AJR 06/08/20 07:23am Travel Trailers
RE: ClassA to small TT set up.

Around age 70 I went from a 22’ TT to a 36’ class A. I did not like the change and went to a 28’ class C and now a 29’ class C. The TT was becoming more difficult to set up and tear down for me. We all age differently. Now on a bad day I still can hook or unhook the toad in less than 15 minutes. Plus, like the TT, there are only two steps to get into the rig.
AJR 06/06/20 05:16am Travel Trailers
RE: From motorhome to travel trailer

At 77 if I was going to do just short trips. Maybe I would consider a TT. If I did I would buy a TT from: Nash, Arctic fox, Outdoors RV. My second TT was an Arctic Fox 22H. I have judged every other RV I have owned to it when it comes to how it is built. What thoughts were put into making it four season, maybe. Basic things like a usable bathroom space, cooking space, tank size and such. Looking at their websites I see even they have changed some of their layouts to the detriment to offer things other competitors are offering. Smaller showers was one thing I noticed on some models. One of the subtle thing I have noticed is my 22H was quieter inside than any other RV I have had.
AJR 06/03/20 03:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Southeast Florida to Sheboygan, Wisconsin RT

I am confused. Your topic says “from SE Florida”. In your post your say “from SW FL”. Oh well, I would suggest getting to the intersection of I10 & Rt 231. Take Rt 231 north to I65 junction in Montgomery. Take I65 north to I24. I24 north to I57. I57 north to I294. I294 north to I94. I94 north to Milwaukee. Then I43 to your destination. Kettle Moraine State Forest is a bit west & south of Sheboygan. I294 is a tollway. If you have the spiffy Sun Pass that is recognized by E-ZPass you may be fine. I know Illinois toll roads recognizes E-ZPass.
AJR 05/17/20 07:38am Roads and Routes
RE: 2021 Ford E-Series No V-10

The 6.0 diesel was a great engine.:R Every time you took it in it was $100. Oil change was more. At the 100k mile mark I dumped it.
AJR 05/16/20 04:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Helping In-laws -First RV Advice

My last class C was a Chateau 28A. The shower & commode were on top of the wheel wells. At the age of 70 that was not a problem. I added a handle next to the shower door so I had something to hold onto getting in & out of it. Folks with short legs wanted a stool for their feet to rest on when using the head. That arraignment lasted four years. Then I found my current camper that I should have/could have bought first. I now have a big walk in shower. At first blush, my oh my, it is in the bedroom! When I fully open the “bathroom door” the entire bedroom is the bathroom. A person can go into the bathroom and close the door for privacy. That leaves the hallway open. Or open the door all the way for lots of room. I travel alone. But this setup will work great for two people also. My son, wife & grandson have not had problems using this floorplan. The only thing I do not like about my current camper is it has a slide. But it is fully functional with the slide in while traveling.
AJR 05/16/20 03:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Helping In-laws -First RV Advice

My current rig (see sig.) takes up two diagonal parking spots in any shopping center I have been too. It is not hard to maneuver around. I would not be overly concerned about mileage. How the rig was maintained and what weather conditions it was driven in are more important I think. The big issue for me is was it driven allot on winter roads that were salted. If you look underneath the unit you can determine that. The larger the holding tanks for fresh water, gray & black water the better. Things to look for I have found value in while having in a class C …. Walk into shower. Some showers you have to step up to get into them. Corner shower, some are bigger than others. Big ones are real roomy inside. Counter space by the kitchen sink for food prep. Large outside rear storage. They can be up to 100cu ft. No window over the headboard of the bed. Livable with slide(s) in. A north south bed that is offset to one side. That gives you room to walk & dress on one side. 60x80 real queen bed. Uses standard bed sheets and such. Ford E450 or Chevy 4500 chassis. As a Ford guy, I have found the Chevy better. Hate to admit that. Just a comment. All class Cs have an overhead above the cab designed to be a bed or audio center. It is a great place for storing things. My current rig has lots of storage behind the TV in the overhead area.
AJR 05/16/20 12:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: St Louis to Elkhart Indiana

I70 to Indy. Then pick up Rt. 31 north. It is a nice drive. Then Rt. 20 east to Elkhart.
AJR 05/11/20 06:06am Roads and Routes
RE: New smoker grill

I am going to admit how big a dummy I can be. I have had my Smoke Hollow grill for two years. When I started it up I could not see any difference when using the smoker flame on low or high. Like duh, I tried it early this month on low setting for the first time. The temp never got to 130F. On high it always was at 150F. Now it was in the forties outside. But that says it is putting out less BTUs. After knowing that. I made really outstanding baby back ribs and this last week the best filet minion I have ever made. All on the smoker burner knob set on low. That is the only way to go. A bit of mesquite smoke helps. I hope I am the only one that did not figure out the above. It is a great well designed grill.
AJR 04/27/20 07:31pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: And Texas Caves In

I do not like the thought of me being a "Domino". I would like to see my 78th birthday. Is there something wrong with that?
AJR 04/18/20 07:04pm General RVing Issues
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