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RE: Tesla is thinking of making a Van. B plus MOHO?

Somebody make the electro-power fanatics aware that motorhomes only average some 5000 miles per year and that "replacing" gas and diesel powered motorhomes with much more expensive, and much heavier, electric powered ones would not greatly improve the environment.
Bordercollie 02/16/21 08:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: It fits....

My wife has put her foot down, won't allow me to ride my '48 Indian Chief. I still have a Honda Trail 90 that I can carry on a rear rack. Just turned 82.
Bordercollie 02/11/21 12:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heat not coming on

I once found a loose 12 volt connection at the thermostat. Also found a loose screw connection at the fuse panel. Fan must get 12 volts DC to run. I wouldn't attempt to run furnace without fan running, may be dangerous or damage furnace.
Bordercollie 02/11/21 12:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Spare on Class C

I am 82 and like a lot of older RV'ers, I have problems doing a lot of things because of leg problems. Assuming that most RV'ers are physically capable of unbolting, jacking, breaking loose, removing, carrying a dual tire and wheel, and installing a spare (safely), DIY style, is not realistic.
Bordercollie 02/04/21 12:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Television Reception in an RV

From what I was able to understand, the old Batwing, if all connections are good, and amplifier in the head is working, with Wingman added for improved UHF, is as good as, or better than, the others. Also for infrequent RV'ers like us now, the cost of satellite TV may not be justifiable. I need to learn more about streaming TV. I subscribed to Discovery Plus, so am getting my feet wet. Thanks for the replies.
Bordercollie 02/02/21 08:25pm Class C Motorhomes
Television Reception in an RV

We have the typical old Wingard batwing amplified antenna and alternate cable TV connection. Watching "Going RV", there is a lot of emphasis on TV's inside and out. I'm wondering if most full timers and frequent RV users use Satellite TV and DVD players for variety and quality of reception nowadays. We are resuming RV activity after a long lapse. Advice is welcome.
Bordercollie 01/29/21 12:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best tire inflator for dually tires

Looks like the VAIR 400P-RV model 40047 kit is the best available setup for adjusting tire pressure of Class C tires. Amazon price is $299.53, free shipping. Available cheaper from other sources but may not come with all accessories. I use an old Campbell Hausfeld 2-gallon tank compressor but it takes time and fiddling to bring tires up to 80 psi.
Bordercollie 01/23/21 07:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Modify OR Access Easily Over cab Bed for the Older Camper

I think the OP meant that they couldn't use any type of ladder safely. If their RV has a rear dinette that converts into a full bed, that might be sort of a solution. It is a pain to convert dinette to a bed, add covers and pillows, and convert it back in the morning. Consider buying a 27 foot motorhome with a rear queen bed or separate twin beds. With a bedroom slide, you can have access on both sides of RV queen bed for ease of egress and access during the night.
Bordercollie 01/20/21 02:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electric scooter instead of Toad?

I am 82 now and have used a 3-wheel Pride Go-Go "Elite Traveler" mobility scooter for years. It disassembles into 4 pieces and goes into the cargo bay of our Class C or behind the rear seat our Subaru Outback. There are many other relatively compact and disassemble-able electric scooter vehicles that will get you to the camp store or walking your dog around the camp on smooth roads. The weight and your ability to lift scooter parts are important. Bicycles, folding type or otherwise are another idea. We have never felt a need for a towed vehicle, it all has to do with your style of camping/touring. Here's some vehicles that were advertised on TV yesterday, the EW-19 model looks interesting , comes apart for stowage:
Bordercollie 01/13/21 04:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Changing Spare Tire

On our Tioga 26Q the spare wheel/tire is mounted in the front of cavernous cargo hold behind a lot of stuff that has to be removed for access. I am 82 and hope to never have a blowout/flat, etc. I will call emergency service and remove the stuff to give the guy access to the spare. At least we do have a spare.
Bordercollie 12/31/20 11:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Toyota motor homes

If you are used to a 26-27 foot Class C, it would be a real shock switching to a standard 24 footer Class C. Sleeping accomodations, cabinet and storage space, and elbow room. If small suits your needs/comfort, take a look at Road Trek and similar, usable as a camper and utility vehicle.
Bordercollie 11/23/20 12:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: generator maintenance?

If it's starting easily and able to run the roof AC and microwave oven at the same time, it's performing well. Just start it once per month, let it warm up and then power on the AC and microwave and let it run for an hour. Shut off AC and microwave and let it cool down for a while before shutting generator off. Change oil per Onan recommendations. It's important to keep the electrolyte levels covering the plates of the house batteries and check that they are being fully charged to 13.6 volts by the converter charger when connected to "shore power" or by truck alternator. If kept charged, not run down too far, batteries can last 4 years plus and start the RV generator reliably.
Bordercollie 11/19/20 04:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Reliability of older Class C’s?

With the additional information about bringing pets, taking time to make the trip and camping along the way, plus having plans for future RV'ing, I can see that buying an RV makes more sense. There are those who love small Class C motorhomes but I think that 27 foot Class C's offer more comfortable sleeping accomodations and more storage and cabinets. RV's with slides have some advantages but can have mechanical or leakage problems. Pets can sleep on couches and chairs or on the floor quite happily. Look at different sizes and floorplans of rv's and learn to compare their features and market prices. There is a lot of information on this forum on what to look for and what to avoid.
Bordercollie 11/17/20 08:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Reliability of older Class C’s?

I wonder why a woman, with no previous RV owner/operator/maintainer experience, would want to buy an older used RV to take a trip (alone) from VA to WA. It seems to me that driving a car and staying in motels would be safer, easier, and much less expensive taking all actual and potential costs into account. You could take a tent, an air mattress, propane stove and ice chest for occasional camping, where it is safe to tent-camp, in attractive patrolled camp settings if desired.
Bordercollie 11/17/20 07:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Reliability of older Class C’s?

Our experience with our 2004 Class C was that the roof AC unit, fridge, converter/charger, and fresh water pump and awning fabric all needed replacement around the 10 year old point. Tires older than 5 years old should be replaced for safety. House batteries usually need replacement every 5 years. The RV generator needs to be run frequently or it may need expensive service. RV brakes need periodic servicing for safety. The Ford engine and transmission are generally trouble free for many, many miles with periodic maintenance. Most RV's only are driven some 5000 miles per year, some even less. Taking the above possibilities into account, you might come out ahead renting a motorhome if you don't foresee continuing the "hobby". Otherwise, buying a newer used motorhome. around 3-4 years old, might be a better option. In any case, ask questions and get a prospective "buy" inspected by a pro truck mechanic and a trustworthy RV service shop and get an itemized list of repairs/upgrades needed with parts and labor estimates. Make sure that everything works properly. Sign up for emergency road service.
Bordercollie 11/14/20 06:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone using Lithium batteries? Comments?

About running down lithium batteries, check owners manual to make sure it won't damage batteries/shorten useful life.
Bordercollie 11/06/20 10:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rear gear ratio

Our 72 Dodge Van camper conversion also came with a low ratio rear end. Wife would beat kid's cars from stop signs.
Bordercollie 11/06/20 10:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tail light issues

If bulb fits loosely in plated plastic socket, try wrapping sides of bulb with aluminum foil, gluing foil to sides of bulb, to make better contact. Adding some solder to bulb contacts on bottom and filing smooth may help contacts there. Your plight reminded me of problems I had with an old orphan Higgins Delta Class C.I had to patch broken obsolete plastic tail light lens with a red plastic repair kit. Surprised that Winnebago used poor design/quality tail light parts and cannot supply replacements for a 2007 rig.
Bordercollie 11/06/20 10:01am Class C Motorhomes
RE: I Need a checklist

I have used Microsoft Excell to maintain lists of groceries, clothing, personal items, prescriptions, tools, adhesives, camera equipment, and other stuff needed or nice to have for every trip and special items for individual trips. This can be important for items that you share between your RV and your home/garage."I thought that you brought the ......!"
Bordercollie 10/31/20 02:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Charger?

Battery Minder chargers have a desulfation feature that can revive batteries as well as prolong useful life while keeping batteries charged without overcharging.( So it is claimed) Range of chargers for sale on Amazon.
Bordercollie 10/31/20 01:56pm Class C Motorhomes
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