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Hufficon RV Mods

Posted 04-21-2017 at 12:46 PM by Hufficon
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Okay, so I bought a new to us 2003 Newmar Scottsdale 3257, and since nothing is ever built to Hufficon standards I need to bring it up to "code". First I guess I should let you know a little about Hufficon, well, it's my Jeep. I fell in love with Jeeps back in the 60's but it was in the early 80's before I found one I could afford. I found an old 1953 CJ-3B that I bought off of my uncle-in-law for $1000. Okay that's not Hufficon. The deal is I ended up (after several Jeeps) with my current...
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Dryer Vent height

Posted 04-21-2017 at 10:05 AM by Buzz202

The dryer vent on our coach is about 2 feet above the top of the dryer. It seems to me that if it were vented directly outside, the shorter distance would make the dryer more efficient.
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Backpacking Through Colombia

Posted 04-14-2017 at 06:38 AM by CascadeBob

Trapped in Colombiaís Guijira Peninsula
From Trip Reports, imaginetraveldiscover.com


Itís a hurricane and itís headed right for us!
Thatís the news we got from Franko, our guide. Worse, we were stranded in the tiny indigenous Wayuu village of Bahia Hondita deep in Colombiaís Guajira Peninsula (Wah-HE-rah); a land of hot, scrub and cactus covered desert that juts into the Caribbean Sea like a fist from the northern coast of Colombia and Venezuela. This is...
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ROOF

Posted 04-05-2017 at 05:19 PM by eyeball6622

IM GOING TO HAVE A SPRAYED ON BY RVROOF IN NORTH CAROLINA FLEXARMOR
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The "Smoke Test" Campout

Posted 03-30-2017 at 08:49 PM by Charlie72704

Martha and I went camping Monday of this week to test the modifications, repairs, replacement and additions we've made since last December.

Our campsite this week was Withrow Springs State Park, Arkansas. We really enjoyed this place. There are only 30 campsites in this park so, should you want to go, book early after school is out and on holidays.

The Trip Wasn't All Roses

In fact the coach is still at the park because the living room slide out once...
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Before the 2017 Season

Posted 03-26-2017 at 04:20 AM by noeldale

Our first real trip is over and now the fun begins. The Beast is parked until the weather breaks.

We got home with +35' weather for two days and I was able to go to the state park, dump the tanks, replace the grey tank slide valve, and winterize the systems. Bought a new drain plug for water heater as it was clogged with tape and plumbers mud so bad it hardly sealed.

Ordered a new rear cap for the main slide topper, got up and saw all the pulled out rivets...
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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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