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Camp with a view

Posted 04-21-2009 at 12:59 PM by Janet H
Updated 07-18-2012 at 12:33 PM by Janet H
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There are some things in this world I just don't understand. Why bottled water from a city tap sells for big bucks just because it's labeled 'mountain', why tiny trailers often cost more than large ones and why people choose to camp in a fancy parking lot for 40 dollars a night when you can camp for free with a view.

All things being equal, I'd prefer free water from the tap and a great view. Leave the asphalt campgrounds for others; I want to camp with a view.
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Ford F-Series for 2011

Posted 12-09-2009 at 08:29 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)

2011 F-Series Super Duty Class A Motorhome Chassis

I made an appointment with Dan Snyder from Ford to come over and review what was new in the Ford display and I arrived shortly after 9:00am. Dan and I spoke about the features of the new F-Series Super Duty and I would like to share those with you now if I may.



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Winnebago Exhibits the "New" Itasca Ellipse Forty Two Footer in Louisville

Posted 12-26-2009 at 11:21 AM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
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The Winnebago Industries exhibit this year did not disappoint me one bit as new models and floor plans abounded and I was pleasantly surprised by some of the new technologies that Winnebago presented for 2010. There were too many rigs for me to review them all however I would like to focus attention on one particular model the Ellipse Model 42AD.


The Ellipse 42AD in Silver Sky full body paint....
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Camp Freightliner - - Part 2

Posted 03-15-2010 at 07:58 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
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Mr. Robert Harbin, President of FCCC pops in just to say hello

Next up, "SCR 101." SCR is an emission control system that has been developed and applied toward meeting 2010 emission control requirements. By the use of Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) exhaust gas flows into the device and is scrubbed and continues to flow downstream to an Aftertreatment System (ATD). The ATD is the device...
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Shake Down Cruise....There's Still a Ringing in My Ears.....

Posted 09-07-2010 at 01:57 PM by FOSJ

First Blog. Not sure where this will go or how it will turn out, but there's only one way to find out. Jump in and see if you can swim!

Just got back from the first trip in our new RV. We've had a 25' Class C for 3 years which we sold a few weeks ago. Two weeks ago we bought a used 40'DP and decided to take it out for the holiday weekend. We knew there would be a lot of new things we needed to learn as we moved from a small gas chassis to the larger diesel. So we started planning a...
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Bosch 51101-C Brake Caliper Recall - Done !

Posted 09-09-2010 at 08:28 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 10-23-2010 at 04:17 PM by DriVer

I found out through the grapevine that my service center was about to receive a number of the new Bosch Brake Calipers, so I called them and made an appointment. Wanting to clear the campaign early, Larry gave me the first available spot he had for Wednesday morning at 08:00.

Wednesday morning came not all too quickly but here we are. The motorhome was all ready to go and with crank of the starter the engine fired up and we were on the road to Myrtle Beach. I turned the radio on and...
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Resealing and re-coating my RV's EPDM rubber roof

Posted 10-30-2010 at 03:22 PM by Wanabee FTer (More blogs to come)
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When I purchased my pre-owned class A, I preformed what I thought was a thorough pre-purchase inspection. The one area I could have done better with was inspecting the rubber EPDM roof. I was not prepared to climb up and walk around on the roof, so I climbed as far as I could and looked across the roof. Seemed ok, I saw a few black spots in the distance, but figured it was probably mold or discoloration that would clean off.
After I brought the RV home, I purchased rubber roof cleaner and...
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RV Towing with 2011 Diesel Pickup Trucks

Posted 12-04-2010 at 09:59 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
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2011 Diesel Powered Pickup Trucks
48th Annual RV Trade Show

The 2011 Dodge RAM 4500 Cab and Chassis powered by the Cummins 5.7L I-6 Turbo Diesel

All 3 pickup truck manufactures had their “doolies” on display at the RV Trade Show. The 2011 Dodge RAM 4500, F350 Super Duty and the 3500 Silverado. Each of these American designed trucks are exceptional and I didn’t see one of these...
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The 2011 Tiffin Allegro Breeze

Posted 12-05-2010 at 06:22 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 12-06-2010 at 07:46 PM by DriVer

The 2011 Tiffin Allegro Breeze


The Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. display at the 48th Annual RV Trade Show - Louisville, KY.

Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. of Red Bay, Alabama showcased their entire product line at the 48th Annual RV Trade Show. My focus for this visit would be to key in on the issues that were posted here and I believe that I have gotten most of those concerns addressed. I sat...
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Monaco RV Unveils Holiday Rambler Trip

Posted 12-10-2010 at 08:14 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 12-17-2010 at 06:38 PM by DriVer

Monaco RV LLC Introduces the Holiday Rambler Trip at the 48th Annual RV Trade Show


Monaco RV LLC welcomes the RV Industry to its 2011 exhibit


Monaco asks, "Hello ribbon of highway. Where To Next?" The "NEW" 2011 Trip is seen to the right in red.

On...
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Newmar's Festive Display Greets Trade Show Attendees

Posted 12-15-2010 at 03:09 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 12-17-2010 at 07:48 PM by DriVer

Newmar Introduces the Ventana LE to the RV Industry



The Newmar entry warmly greets show attendeees during this Holiday Season.

As it was getting late in the day I wanted to get one more display under my belt so I swung by the Newmar exhibit. Decorated in in the Season's finest decor the portal into the exhibit was welcoming. At the kiosk I stopped by to say hello and met...
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Winnebago Industries Welcomes RV Industry to Louisville Trade Show

Posted 12-23-2010 at 10:42 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
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I went to visit the Winnebago Industries exhibit early on day 2 expecting to spend some quality time with the people that in my opinion that make the motorhome industry what it is today and I was not disappointed.


Winnebago setup a phenomenal display as it welcomed RV Industry leaders.

Walking into the exhibit, the novice or the seasoned professional’s head would as if on a swivel...
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Assured Automotive Power - BatteryMINDer Model 12248

Posted 01-23-2011 at 08:16 PM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
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VDC BatteryMINDer Upgrade

For approximately 5 years I have been using a Model 12112 BatteryMINDer. This model put out a maximum current of 1 Amp with a charge voltage of 14.7 VDC and a float charge voltage of 13.4 VDC. A little history as to how I got my first BatteryMINDer might be appropriate since I still get a chuckle out of it.


The BatteryMINDer arrived from RV Upgrades.com...
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Ultrapower Allison 1000 Grade Brake (UAGB) Installation 101

Posted 05-15-2011 at 11:18 AM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
Updated 07-23-2011 at 06:33 AM by DriVer

I wrote this piece in 2009 however I wanted to place a copy here since it's falling deep in the threads in it's original location. I hope it'll provide some value to you if you own a 2001 to 2004 Workhorse with an Allison transmission.

Ultrapower Allison 1000 Grade Brake (UAGB) Installation 101

A couple of days ago I was interrupted from my daily activity, posting here, as the door bell sounded. Roxy took off across the house barking as loudly and repetitively as possible...
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2008 Saturn Vue XE - SMI Stay-In-Play DUO Installation

Posted 05-15-2011 at 11:42 AM by DriVer (Welcome To My Blog!)
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I originally wrote this article in 2008. I am placing it here in my Blog because I believe that it might give someone the confidence to do the installation on their own regardless of which vehicle they own. The differences between this what is seen in this article and your install will only vary slightly.

2008 Saturn Vue XE - SMI Stay-In-Play DUO Installation

Finally getting around to installing my SMI DUO. So far everything is going well.

I started off...
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