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RE: Flashlight

Can't go wrong with Surefire or Fenix. Buy once, cry once. I have had great service from the Fenix lights I have bought. I get AA powered so everything works on same size battery. Favorite is the Fenix E12. Powered by one AA and so small it disappears in your pocket. I have another Fenix that takes four AA's that is ten times brighter. All of the Fenix lights have variable brightness.
paddykernahan 08/03/19 08:44am Beginning RVing
RE: Pop-up trailer for newbies.

We LOVED our little popup and pulled it behind our Subaru for years. My opinion on this and would give it to anyone who asked: 1. Get a fridge. If it can be accessed without lifting the top, that's much better than not, but those are few and far between. 2. Don't get one with a bathroom/shower. Use a porta-potty for nighttime use ONLY. (The less water, sewer you have to deal with, the better. Available at Walmart for less than $75). 3. Used is more economical and if they don't like it, someone else has taken the depreciation hit. 4. A small popup, about 10 years old, but taken care of shouldn't cost too much - less than $5k. 5. A small popup with go almost anywhere and be pulled by most anything that has a tow package on it. 6. They are just FUN! Craigslist in Pittsburgh In Wooster We had a bare bones Coleman for 25 years. Replace with new Coleman and used for 6 years. Pulled most of the years with a Subaru. Would think a mini-van would pull a pop-up with no trouble. Less frills the better. All you need is a stove, lights, heater, battery. Anything extra just takes up space and complicates things. Our refrigerator (propane/12VDC,120VDC) never worked very well and it was hard to get to because on the floor.
paddykernahan 07/31/19 09:12am Beginning RVing
RE: Keeping cool

We keep all rooftop vents and windows closely tight during hot weather travel in our 24 foot E450 Class C. We then keep the dash air flow and dash air conditioning system set to Max A/C so interior air is merely reciculated over and over - hence the Ford air conditioning system does not have to continuously cool new hot air from the outside - it just has to keep the already cooled interior air cool ... which is a way more efficient way to use the dash air's cooling capacity. What we wind up with is an entire coach interior that can be kept cool using only the Ford A/C system ... because it's so powerful and we're using it in the most efficient way. Our rooftop A/C system never is needed when traveling in even the very hottest outside temperatures. As a bonus, the interior of the coach stays dust-free much longer because there is no constant flow of outside air coming into it from the cab air flow set to constantly get new outside air ... which then flows throughout the coach and out any open vents or windows in the coach ... depositing dust inside while this is going on as we travel down the road. If we ever need to leave the roof vents open for some reason when traveling, they're protected from being ripped off via vent covers we've installed over them which still allow the vents to remain open. With vent covers, we can also leave the vents themselves open for fresh air ventilation when it's raining or snowing while camped. I just did the same as you yesterday. Small MB Sprinter class C. Vents closed, air on max, air on recirculate. Worked very well except MB decided to limit air recirculation to only 30 minutes and it resets to fresh air. When plugging in or on generator, we just start the RV air conditioner.
paddykernahan 07/15/19 12:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Smaller Class C

Small on the outside (22'9") but big on the inside. Bigger bathroom with walk in shower than most big class A's. They do it with no slides and the use of a queen size Murphy bed. Wife and I together are close to 450-500 pounds and the bed is rock solid. I'm 6'0" and hang off the foot end slightly. Don't thing you will find anything small with a bed any longer. Pleasure-Way XLMB
paddykernahan 07/15/19 11:44am Class C Motorhomes
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