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RE: which size drinking water hose?

Whether you go 1/2" or 5/8", I'd suggest getting it 50' long, then cut it into a 15' and a 35', adding the new ends as necessary. That way, you can use only what's needed; 15', 35', or 50' (combined).
4x4van 02/25/20 02:48pm Beginning RVing
RE: TV Antennas

Our Motorhome has the original amplified Weingard antenna. Near Kingman we are pulling in Phoenix channels for the most part. however it does not search and lock on to signals itself. As others have said, your antenna doesn't search/lock on; that is the job of your TV (accessed through the TV's menu). You should also download an app to determine which direction to point your antenna.
4x4van 02/12/20 03:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Insurance Denying Claims

You are describing a warranty issue, not an insurance issue. And since your trailer is 8 years old, you're out of luck unless you somehow have an extended warranty/service contract. Even then, the fine print will likely not go in your favor.
4x4van 02/10/20 12:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: First trip with new baby advice

My oldest daughter made her first camping trip at 6 weeks old; now, at 30, she still camps (along with her husband and my grandson). My other 2 kids followed suit, and they too are still camping as adults. There's really nothing much different about taking care of a baby while camping than while at home; your TT is just a smaller version of your S&B home. All the same things apply, but you will be making memories for a lifetime.
4x4van 02/10/20 12:23pm Family Camping
RE: MaxAir added

The air sticking to the flat rear of the vent is what creates drag/wind resistance. A model A ford is much more aerodynamic in reverse than going forward.Although I like the aerodynamic "look" of the Aero-Flo vent covers more than some others, I'm not worried about wind resistance; let's be honest, nothing I could do on the roof on my class A would change the aerodynamics in any meaningful way (mpg, etc). I installed them to allow me to leave the vents open in inclement weather, nothing more.
4x4van 02/06/20 11:50am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Panels don't run things

So since RV solar and S&B solar are really different animals in terms of what/how they do their job, it is a fair question for someone unfamiliar with either (or both) to ask.So how do you answer them?Well, since I don't have solar (RV or S&B), they don't ask me. However, I'd like to think that I would simply tell them that the RV solar panels are generally charging the batteries, but that they do provide enough energy to run x, y, and/or z. But don't worry, I'll stay off your lawn.;) I tell them it charges my batteries and then an inverter powers things in the camper.Except that most things in your camper are not powered by the inverter.:h
4x4van 02/06/20 11:37am Tech Issues
RE: Panels don't run things

Wow, some really "Get off my lawn!" type of people here using solar, glad I'm not camped next to some of you. Residential solar does in fact "run" things in the house, through an inverter; and few homeowners have storage for their solar. So since RV solar and S&B solar are really different animals in terms of what/how they do their job, it is a fair question for someone unfamiliar with either (or both) to ask. At least a few of you (DrewE, BFL13...) gave answers that make me believe I would enjoy camping near them...but others; not so much. I don't think I could reach up that far (to your high horses).:R
4x4van 02/05/20 12:45pm Tech Issues
RE: MaxAir added

I just installed 3 of these AeroFlo vent covers, made by Camco. I really like them. They're a bit more aerodynamic than the single Maxxair cover that I had over the bath vent; these are vented at the rear and the sides, and the entire top half lifts (2 screws) for Thanks for sharing that. It looks low profile. Does it allow the vent to raise much?It's actually only about an inch shorter than the standard version, though it's longer, so a bit more aerodynamic. Still allow the vent to open probably 3/4 of the way.
4x4van 01/27/20 04:56pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Zoning Law

No one here can tell the OP whether he can or cannot (legally) do what he wants to do. He must go down to City Hall and find out. Get the specific municipal codes that apply. In my city, while parking an RV is legal, living in one is not. No utility hookups are allowed, either, other than a single electrical cord to charge the battery for 24 hours prior to use.
4x4van 01/27/20 04:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water pump

You might have got it working but you have not fixed the problem. You should be able to turn the pump on and off from both locations. If you do not have a pump controller and just 2 or 3 water Pump switches, then if ONE is ON, then you cannot turn the pump OFF from the other switches. DougWrong. My Itasca has 2 water pump switches, no controller. It is wired just like 3-way light switches in a house. I can turn the pump on or off, from either location. If both switches are up, the pump is on. If both switches are down, the pump is on. If they do not match (i.e. one switch is up, the other switch is down), then the pump is off.
4x4van 01/27/20 04:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MaxAir added

I just installed 3 of these AeroFlo vent covers, made by Camco. I really like them. They're a bit more aerodynamic than the single Maxxair cover that I had over the bath vent; these are vented at the rear and the sides, and the entire top half lifts (2 screws) for full access to the vent for cleaning. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/21fj--J0%2BVL.jpg
4x4van 01/22/20 02:30pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Front suspention

I told the guy about the springs and he said that shocks will raise the front.Find a different "guy" to give your money to. Anyone who says that shocks will raise your vehicle is lying or stupid. Your shocks may also be shot, but they will have no effect on ride height, only damping.
4x4van 01/14/20 04:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Neat little fresh water in an ABS pipe idea

The commercial versions usually add a metal tire valve and allow you to pressurize the pipe using a compressor or a small bicycle pump even.
4x4van 01/07/20 02:32pm Tech Issues
RE: VAN AWNING

SmittyBuilt, ARB, and Thule all make self contained retractable awnings for off-road SUVs. They would work well on a small van; are much more compact than any RV style awning.
4x4van 12/17/19 09:01am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: My Onan Generator is Vexing me!

$689 WITH a warranty? :O
4x4van 12/12/19 04:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Fuel problems

Are you sure that ALL of the fuel filters have been found/changed? My last RV (Ford, but...) had 3; a sock on the in-tank fuel pump, a filter on the chassis about midship, and finally a brass filter in the carb itself at the fuel input.
4x4van 12/12/19 04:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Have no electrical power and no propane on one side of coach

Salesman Switch COMMON nomenclature used by MANY folks Some folks just love to appear superior by denigrating others In the 45 years I have been an RVer, along with 27 working in the industry, this forum is the only place I have encountered that term. Just sayin’.Same here; 31 years RVing (as well as RVing as a kid with my parents prior), I NEVER heard the term "salesman switch" till I I started frequenting RV forums (and I guarantee that there is NO RV that has it labeled as such). The fact that "salesmen" use the switch between showing customers an RV is completely coincidental vs AFTER the sale when that switch will be used for years thereafter to connect/disconnect the battery. It's not about denigrating anyone, it's about using the correct terminology. If people would stop referring to the battery disconnect switch (which it is) as a salesman switch (which it isn't), perhaps the incorrect nomenclature would die. :S Since we are getting technical, the switch in question is not called a battery DISCONNECT switch, since it does not disconnect any batteries. On my Monaco it is labeled as a "Battery cut-off" switch. Battery cut-off switch The battery DISCONNECT switches, which I have two, actually disconnect the chassis or the house batteries by turning the two big red knobs.Really? OK, I'll play. On YOURS, it is labeled a "Battery cut-off" (so just what is the definition of "cut-off"?); On MINE, it is labeled "Aux Batt (on/off)"; On my last RV, it was indeed labeled "Battery Disconnect"; On the RV I owned before that one, I don't remember exactly how it was labeled (too many years have passed). However, I can pretty well guarantee you that none are labeled "Salesman Switch", which was my point. Technical enough for you? :R
4x4van 12/12/19 03:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: You don't need it.

I carry a reasonably equipped toolbox since I usually have toys (ATVs, dirt bikes, PWC), and that includes both standard & metric as well as basic electrical. As for spare parts; serpentine belt, radiator hoses/clamps, fuel filter, radiator cap, gas cap, a piece of PEX tubing and a few Flair (pex) fittings, replacement bulbs, Fluids: coolant, oil, trans fluid, brake fluid, steering fluid, WD40 & spray silicone.
4x4van 12/10/19 02:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Have no electrical power and no propane on one side of coach

Salesman Switch COMMON nomenclature used by MANY folks Some folks just love to appear superior by denigrating others In the 45 years I have been an RVer, along with 27 working in the industry, this forum is the only place I have encountered that term. Just sayin’.Same here; 31 years RVing (as well as RVing as a kid with my parents prior), I NEVER heard the term "salesman switch" till I I started frequenting RV forums (and I guarantee that there is NO RV that has it labeled as such). The fact that "salesmen" use the switch between showing customers an RV is completely coincidental vs AFTER the sale when that switch will be used for years thereafter to connect/disconnect the battery. It's not about denigrating anyone, it's about using the correct terminology. If people would stop referring to the battery disconnect switch (which it is) as a salesman switch (which it isn't), perhaps the incorrect nomenclature would die. :S
4x4van 12/10/19 01:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another ‘dadgum’ post re: tire PSI…please bear with me…

The tires are rated for 2,755 lbs per tire at 65 psi. Actual loaded weight is 2,320, or 870 pounds under max weight for both tires on the front. The rear is rated for 2755 X 2= 5,510 per dual or 11,020 for both rear sides. The actual loaded weight for the rear is 8,240. That is why it performs better with lower pressures. The chart didn't go below 65 psi, so I extrapolated the weight difference per tire in 10 psi increments in the other direction. The weight increase between 65 to 75 is 285 pounds. The difference between 75 and 85 is an increase of 275 pounds. The difference between 85 and 95 is 325 pounds. Based on the foregoing, I would believe the reduction in weight carrying per tire would be less than 300 pounds per tire for a 10 psi decrease in pressure, or 55 psi. Even that would give me a 200 pound margin of safety on the front, and 1,580 in the rear. So I settled on what I believe to be 60 psi, that will leave an even greater margin of safety.Your math makes sense, and I understand your reasoning. I just wanted to point out that I have heard that you shouldn't go lower than the lowest pressure on the chart, regardless of weight carried. True? I have no idea, just relating what I've heard.;)
4x4van 12/09/19 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
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