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Unplug from the corporate life

Posted 03-16-2017 at 09:52 AM by DVR Stream

After working in the corporate world for 33 years I have finally found the will, gumption and plan to unplug and take the deep plunge (retire). I have always enjoyed the outdoors but have never really seen much of the world outside of the Houston area. We have traveled some but it has mostly been local or to see friends and family. I have seen places like Yosemite, the Caribbean, Colorado Rockies but only for short stays and certainly never enough time to unplug and find time to relax and find...
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The Big White Bus....the beginning...

Posted 03-13-2017 at 07:32 PM by markarbogast

After years of watching other lucky SOBs driving in their Class A rigs whilst I was going to work we finally got our chance. We had been looking and looking for several years. The budget was modest. Finally we stumbled into a dealership in St Louis. With our budget we could buy a new smaller entry level budget unit or a older used one with more features. They had a 38 foot 2007 Coachman Sportcoach Cross Country diesel pusher with only 19500 miles on it in near perfect condition and it was love at...
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How To Carry A Motorcycle and Tow Our Car 101 - Trial and Error

Posted 02-23-2017 at 11:12 AM by Charlie72704

We are trying to find an economical solution to carrying both my motorcycle and our car (Read: I can't afford a hydraulic or cable lift plus the welding to install it). To that end we tried a very well built motorcycle carrier and it just won't work. The conclusion is that there just isn't enough room to get the bike onto the carrier because of the width of the bikes handlebars.

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Small Wet Bay Upgrade

Posted 02-19-2017 at 07:42 AM by Charlie72704

I've wanted to install a decent water pressure regulator on my coach since we bought it last November. We have low pressure, high pressure and pressures in between at the places we've been since owning the coach.

I purchased an adjustable pressure regulator and did my install today using a stand off to stabilize the apparatus on the face of the wet bay panel. I also added quick disconnect hose connections to make things easier when setting up or tearing down to leave. I know this...
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RV FINANCIALS - What every RV owner needs to know.

Posted 02-09-2017 at 07:39 AM by ramblingdon (Ramblingdon's Blog of useful information for RV Owners and Campers)
Updated 02-09-2017 at 07:42 AM by ramblingdon (add category)

I have written 5 Hubs (articles) on my Hubpage site.

These fact-filled articles are designed to inform RV owners about the ins and outs of Buying and Selling an RV and hoe to save money in the process.

Below are links to each of these articles for you to read and understand;

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https://axleaddict.com/rvs/RV-Financ...ding-RV-Prices

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https://axleaddict.com/rvs/RV-Financ...V-Depreciation...
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Jacks Down Alarm and Light - Mitigating The Loudest Alarm Module In My Coach

Posted 02-04-2017 at 12:33 PM by Charlie72704

As the title states our coach has a very loud jacks down audible alarm. In a diesel pusher this alarm serves as your "put the jacks up before you move the coach, you "dumb-arse" alarm. It has both a audible (under the dash) and lighted alarm (on the dash). In our coach the alarm is ear piercing. No, really it is, and many others have this complaint as well. The intent of the alarm of course is to make you put the jacks up prior to moving the coach. The problem with the intent of...
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Replaced an RV Fridge with a Residential Unit

Posted 02-03-2017 at 09:03 AM by CountryFit
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most rvers are aware that the rv fridge (aka absorption fridge) is fundamentally different than the one we use in our homes. it burns propane to make the heat exchange out of ammonia and hydrogen while residential fridge is using an electric compressor to circulate the media "freon" to achieve the same goal. the good thing about rv fridge is - with a tank of propane, you can stay in a remote area boondocking for months without losing the refrigeration. the bad part is mainly for three...
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Prestone Bug Wash product

Posted 01-30-2017 at 11:17 AM by Ivan4RV

I own a class A RV (Winnebago Sightseer with a Ford 2008 F53 chassis), I just had a bad experience with a product named Bug Wash made by Prestone, I purchased the product last Summer in the state of Virginia and I filled up my washer fluid reservoir tank with it, the product seemed to work fine removing the bugs from my windshield, after the Summer I put my RV in storage as I have done it for many years , 2 weeks ago I was checking my engine fluids and I noticed the washer fluid in the tank was...
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Rub-A-Dub-A-Dub an RV In A Tub

Posted 01-29-2017 at 10:17 AM by Charlie72704

Good grief, first water problems in the RV (still not solved). Then water problems at our Louisiana campground.

We stayed in Fairview Riverside State Park, Madisonville, Louisiana for the last two days. It is one of our favorite places to camp. Live Oaks and River Oaks dripping with Spanish moss, the beautiful Tchefuncte (Cha Funk Ta) River on the West side of the park and running water, everywhere.

The first day and evening were great. We got set up, went for a walk,...
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Ride Home

Posted 01-24-2017 at 09:03 PM by noeldale

The Way Home

Monday opened with a new problem. After retracting the main slide I saw the strip that the slide topper goes into is separating from the Beast. It is bowed out quite a bit. Need to caulk as soon as we get home.

Wind, not only the prior days with tornados and rain but very strong all the way to Cornersville, TN. I've never fought a wind like this for so long. Big enough getting used to driving the Beast but add the wind and it becomes a real task....
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1999 National Sea View 8310

Posted 01-23-2017 at 11:37 PM by Paulers

National acted responsibly when it came to chassis loading. The company builds the
31-footer on the larger Ford chassis with a 20,500-pound gross vehicle weight rating
(gvwr). The Sea View boasts a whopping 1,300 pounds of front-axle carrying capacity, which
is more than many Class A motorhomes have in total, and 3,180 pounds of rear-axle capacity.
Those are more than sufficient capacities for a coach designed with scads of basement-style
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Pensacola Beach at Ft. Pickens Campground

Posted 01-22-2017 at 03:23 PM by Charlie72704

In a word the beach here is simply "spectacular."



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Carrabelle, Florida - The Fifties Called And They Want You To Visit

Posted 01-22-2017 at 03:19 PM by Charlie72704

We made it to Carrabelle, Florida on Monday afternoon the 20th of December 2016.

We are staying at Carrabelle Beach RV Resort. $243 for the week, Monthly is much cheaper but we don't have the time to do a month this year. Sigh. The Resort is really nice but sadly there isn't a hot tub.



The sun has been missing since last Sunday the eighteenth. Martha and I...
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The Rest of Mobile

Posted 01-22-2017 at 02:03 PM by noeldale
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The Rest of the Mobile Visit

Mobile is a nice place even though we did not spend much time in the city. With the college near us it was busy all the time and traffic congestion was great. Glad The Beast was parked and only needed the rental.

Dauphin Island seems like a resort island with a long, 7 mile, beach on the western end. Remembering this is winter here we did walk the beach in shorts, shirtless, for about 1 1/2 miles out and then back. Great time with...
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2005 Newmar Northern Star - Access to my TV above the cockpit

Posted 01-21-2017 at 01:58 PM by Charlie72704

Just making a blog entry to explain the process to anyone with the same coach.

To gain access to the back of my TV to install and HDMI cable I had to utilize the following procedure. Be aware that your access may be vastly different as the PO of my coach had already removed and replaced the original tv with an LED TV. Getting to the TV itself was a challenge not knowing that my "new TV" was mounted without an articulating bracket. It was permanently mounted on a piece of...
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