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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems Yesterday, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By awol50
You would have to have the electric...

You would have to have the electric power/pedestal at the sites. And charge alot more than just cost of electricity/infrastructure to make a profit. And separately run underground wiring/metering....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By awol50
The joys of toad brakes. I've never used them on...

The joys of toad brakes. I've never used them on my little chevy tracker toad partly for this reason.
Nobody has devised a toad brake system where you actually know brake pedal pressure or how hard...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions Yesterday, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By awol50
Best bet might be a credit union. In 2016 i...

Best bet might be a credit union. In 2016 i bought my class a and financed for 2.99% on a 10 year loan with about 30% down. Nobody else could come near it. Financed around $120k as i recall.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-16-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By awol50
I buy the blue def at costco. About $10 for the 2...

I buy the blue def at costco. About $10 for the 2 1/2 gal jug. Always very fresh. Last bunch was 1 month old.
Reason over walmart brand which is $2 a jug cheaper is blue def is very tamper proof.
I...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-15-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By awol50
Check the lugs on the circuit breaker and tighten...

Check the lugs on the circuit breaker and tighten to specs with an inch/pound torque wrench.
A couple years ago i installed a new built in oven/microwave. It would constantly trip the breaker if i...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-15-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By awol50
RV parks cant handle that type of electric load....

RV parks cant handle that type of electric load. Most can barely handle existing load.

I doubt you will see many parks spend the money to upgrade their electric grid to give freeloaders...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-14-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By awol50
Don't know who you insure with, but hartford/aarp...

Don't know who you insure with, but hartford/aarp has a pretty decent towing plan that is included at no additional charge with rv coverage. We have 5 vehicles insured with them and about every 3-4...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-13-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By awol50
On my home a/c heat pump it will go into defrost...

On my home a/c heat pump it will go into defrost mode, but generally only if the temps fall to freezing or below as my heat pump heats our whole house down to about 25 degrees.
If your a/c heat pump...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-13-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,200
Posted By awol50
Stop and think. Does anyone seriously think that...

Stop and think. Does anyone seriously think that if such a concept really did anything except lighten your wallet, the rv manufacturers would already be using it?
Same for all the other gadgets over...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-12-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By awol50
All i can say is logic should tell you that the...

All i can say is logic should tell you that the heavier your toad, the more likely a towbar failure and the worse your rv drives, accelerates, breaks or performs.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-12-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By awol50
Well there are many winners in the extended...

Well there are many winners in the extended service contracts. Those who sell them. And of course the companies themselves.
You? Maybe 1 in 20. And almost always those are the only ones who crow...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-10-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By awol50
Why not just use everything? Drive it. Slides....

Why not just use everything? Drive it.
Slides. Jacks. Appliances. Water heater. Furnace. A/C., Etc.
All fit and finish items. Get on roof and check out seams, etc. Crawl underneath and spend an...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-10-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By awol50
I wanted to get two jacuzzi tub handles chrome...

I wanted to get two jacuzzi tub handles chrome plated. They were stainless steel and had a faded out polished brass finish. Cheapest i could find was about $150.
Ended up just using very fine grit...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,875
Posted By awol50
Yup.

Yup.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-09-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,875
Posted By awol50
I think you have to be pretty close to get any...

I think you have to be pretty close to get any effective drafting effect.
Easily within 40 feet or less. Do you really want to drive one vehicle length behind a 80,000# rig?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-09-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,875
Posted By awol50
When i was a kid i had to walk uphill to school....

When i was a kid i had to walk uphill to school. Both ways. At least that's how i remember.
Only take rv trips that are mostly downhill. Mileage goes way up.
Actually the only way to get better...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-09-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By awol50
Self insure. You'll never have a claim denied....

Self insure. You'll never have a claim denied. And you get all your money back if you don't have claims.
Find that with an extended warranty company.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-08-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,523
Posted By awol50
Buying has several problems. Costs of...

Buying has several problems.

Costs of ownership only go up and you have little to no control over it.

Have no control over neighbors sloppy yards or junker rvs and are at mercy of park...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-07-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,104
Posted By awol50
I dont have toad brakes on my 2800# chevy tracker...

I dont have toad brakes on my 2800# chevy tracker that i pull with my 20k+ lb dp either.
I guess to some we are both bad people or worse.
The way i think of other people's opinions of how i...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-07-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By awol50
I pull a 2800 lb toad behind our dp which tips...

I pull a 2800 lb toad behind our dp which tips the scales at 20k pounds or so. Hard to tell the toad is back there.
I guarantee if you are pulling 5-6k toad you will definitely know and feel it. And...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-07-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By awol50
Considering all the complaints of lippert...

Considering all the complaints of lippert systems, could an aftermarket part be any worse? I doubt it.
When you consider how little time over a year your slide is actually being opened or closed,...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-07-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,104
Posted By awol50
If by need, you mean required by law it depends....

If by need, you mean required by law it depends. In at least some states, motorized vehicles are not considered trailers and thus are not required to have braking irrespective of weight.
In most...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-06-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By awol50
Dealers write the loans at an interest rate...

Dealers write the loans at an interest rate higher than market rates and get a commission (really a kickback) from the lender who gets the benefit of those above market loans.
I would find out what...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-06-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By awol50
Just as well you cant get one. Best bet is to...

Just as well you cant get one. Best bet is to fund your own. Best part is you will never have a claim denied and payment is prompt.
I have read payouts average about 30% of premiums paid. Rest is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-05-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By awol50
As others have said, your math is off. $0.84...

As others have said, your math is off.

$0.84 per hour for electric heat at 4x1400 watts @ .15 kwh price with all heaters on.

With diesel at $2/gallon and assuming 1/2 gal per hour average use...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-05-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By awol50
Under the Cares Act, you should have been...

Under the Cares Act, you should have been eligible for $3,000 plus $2,400 in the two rounds of money.
Did you get any or are you set up to get it?
If not, i would suggest to file a federal income...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-05-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By awol50
I am not trying to be mean. With three young kids...

I am not trying to be mean. With three young kids and little money you need some help.
There are non-profit groups and church groups that can maybe help with getting you a better housing situation,...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-04-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By awol50
I gotta wonder what anyone thinks any of us can...

I gotta wonder what anyone thinks any of us can do to improve this family's situation.
Three young kids. No real job. A rv worth little. Buy a house?
This family needs help. And it ain't from...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-04-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,875
Posted By awol50
Your mpg is common on a ford gasser class A. I...

Your mpg is common on a ford gasser class A. I pulled a 2800 toad and got about 7-8 mpg with same cruising speed.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-31-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,080
Posted By awol50
In 2005 i built my 28Wx48Lx14H rv garage. I...

In 2005 i built my 28Wx48Lx14H rv garage.
I did 100% of the electrical myself.
Including electric permit it cost me total of about $1,400. And passed underground/rough in/finish inspections with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-29-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By awol50
+1. After a few days of using your knee to push...

+1. After a few days of using your knee to push door in, it becomes second nature.
No broken latches in 5 years.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-29-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By awol50
Well, so far i have seen alot of opinions on why...

Well, so far i have seen alot of opinions on why people use or should want to have toad brakes.
However, that was not the topic. The topic was, is a toad a trailer for purposes of trailer brake laws...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-28-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By awol50
Before i wrote my original comment i played...

Before i wrote my original comment i played devils advocate and considered your argument of "not under motive power while towing".
Then why even have "without motive power" in the statute? If the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-28-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By awol50
Are toads considered trailers?

Not under Washington State law. See RCW 46.04.620 which reads as follows:

Trailer includes every vehicle without motive power designed for being drawn by or used in conjunction with a motor...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-27-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,904
Posted By awol50
Based on the dismal condition of your RV, your...

Based on the dismal condition of your RV, your finances, no job, I'd let the bank repo the rig. Today.
You're in a tough spot with no other options.
A 16 year old RV in rotten condition is maybe...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-26-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,754
Posted By awol50
With your rig, no problem. It will increase...

With your rig, no problem. It will increase stopping distance somewhat so keep that in mind.
I have pulled a 2800# Chevy tracker without brakes for 17 years without issues in a Ford gasser class a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-24-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By awol50
Not a fan of a Wally's def. Seals are easy to...

Not a fan of a Wally's def. Seals are easy to tamper with. Costco for $10 blue def. Virtually tamperproof
Would have to see the item in question to evaluate before I would ever use it. But good...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-22-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 14,511
Posted By awol50
Just remember. If you are charged with illegal...

Just remember. If you are charged with illegal vehicle registration, it will be up to you to show to a judge you are not. Not the other way around.
The dog ate my homework excuse or variation...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-17-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,091
Posted By awol50
I never drain the black tank if less than 3/4...

I never drain the black tank if less than 3/4 full if going to a new camp with sewer. All that sloshing around is good on the drive. Leave grey tank with a little to chase the black when I get to new...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-15-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,173
Posted By awol50
What was the original MSRP? That lemon will...

What was the original MSRP? That lemon will follow you forever so expect to have to deal with fewer buyers and big discount when you sell it. That assumes it's really fixed now.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-12-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,966
Posted By awol50
No it isn't low air pressure that causes...

No it isn't low air pressure that causes anything. It is low air pressure that causes high tire heat that causes tire failure.

If you don't have a functioning tpms and you blow a tire, in most...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-10-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,966
Posted By awol50
I've never had a tire blow. Ever. On any vehicle....

I've never had a tire blow. Ever. On any vehicle. But then again I don't drive my RV 70mph or more. And I have a functioning tpms that will alert me of low air pressure.
Do you?
Low air pressure...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-10-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,966
Posted By awol50
People swap out tires for alot of reasons. Most...

People swap out tires for alot of reasons. Most people use the actual condition of the tire. Some just because it makes them feel good.
You are right. 7 years was just pulled out of thin air.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-09-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,351
Posted By awol50
Alot of things would probably have to go wrong...

Alot of things would probably have to go wrong for a jack to power down by itself.
I doubt the pump can power on with the motor in drive, no brake set.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-07-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,966
Posted By awol50
Over 10,000 people got killed by drunk driver's...

Over 10,000 people got killed by drunk driver's over past year.
How many died from rv tires that blew out that were older than 10 years? Or 7 years old? Or 5 years old?
I believe the answer is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-06-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,966
Posted By awol50
Not only will you have to worry about driving...

Not only will you have to worry about driving behind me as you worry about me recklessly blow a tire that hasn't happened in 54 years of driving every conceivable vehicle as I might just roll down my...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-03-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,966
Posted By awol50
Who has their tires inspected "inside and outside...

Who has their tires inspected "inside and outside once a year"? Nobody would be the answer.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-02-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,509
Posted By awol50
Absolutely right. His money, his time, his life. ...

Absolutely right. His money, his time, his life.
Most people will take a pass on a deal like this though. And I think painting a situation like this as a prudent move on the op's part helps nobody....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-02-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,316
Posted By awol50
I know. But same general kind of situation. Jack...

I know. But same general kind of situation. Jack pads are engineered to land on a generally flat surface where the entire jack ground footprint is consistent and reasonably solid.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-02-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,966
Posted By awol50
My old 2000 Fleetwood class A had the original...

My old 2000 Fleetwood class A had the original tires on it when I sold it in 2016. Tires were probably 1999 vintage. Looked like new and drove like new, less a little tread for 20k miles.
And this...
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