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RE: F-53 V-10 Oil Capacity

The 2000 V-10 & 2005 V-10 I use to own were both 6 quarts.
Captain_Happy 03/22/20 08:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lakeside RV & Casino - Pahrump

I live in an RV Park right up the street from Lakeside, and I'm ere to tell thta there are some pretty big rigs that stay there. You won't have a problem.
Captain_Happy 03/06/20 07:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: my travel trailer will be stationary throughout the year?

That's kind of strange, I've got my 40 foot 5th wheel covered with Progressive, and it's going no where. It's parked in a Co-Op park.
Captain_Happy 02/19/20 08:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Carriage 5 th who roof reseal

I'd go with "HENG'S Rubber ROOF Coating" It's all about the prep work, like cleaning the roof first. No primer needed either.
Captain_Happy 01/18/20 08:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Would I ever be happy towing with a half ton truck

Quick answer: YES
Captain_Happy 01/18/20 08:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Park Reviews

They must be doing something to the web site, because it won't even open when I just tried it.
Captain_Happy 12/17/19 09:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Flattest, warmest route to Las Vegas in January from NC

I took I-40 last year at the end of December, stay overnight in Moriarty, NM. Woke up at a snow storm that had closed I-40 form Santa Rosa to Gallop. NM. I wasn't towing or driving an RV either. 15 MPH the entire way. So what I'm saying is, if you decide on I-40 that time of year, good luck. Now as for I-10 goes, it's the southern route that most people who travel this part of country in winter take. When was the last time you drove thru Phoenix, AZ? It's a total nightmare. So here's my route to keep you out of the nightmare, take I-8 over thru Gila Bend (the Phoenix by-pass route). Go west toward Vicksbury, take hwy 72 and head north to Parker, AZ. From Parker, take hwy 62 to Vidal junction, then hwy 95 to Needles, CA, back on I-40 west for about 10 to 15 miles, and get on California 95 north all the way to Las Vegas. Now if you want some real fun, from Buckeye, AZ take I-40 all the way over to Quartzite, Az. THis time of the year there's a really big get-to-gather. It's where all the RV nuts go in January. I've never been there because I just kind of stay away from 100,000 or more people out in the Desert.
Captain_Happy 12/10/19 09:31am Roads and Routes
RE: Traveling Alone

I lost my wife in 2013 to pancreatic cancer. We where together for 46 years. After the funeral and the lawyers I just went on with living. After a year went by I started thinking about what to do with the remainder of my life. I always wanted to do some traveling out in the western states. So I got rid of the house and the stuff we had gathered over the years. We already had the RV so I loaded it up and toke off for the get unknown by myself. Well all most, I came on out to Nevada where my brother and his wife had move to. Still at it 5 years later. I joined the Escapee RV Club and got on the park list at the local CO-OP Park. 6 months later I've got my lot where stay in the winter months. Made a few friends here. But I kind of like time to myself. And that my story.
Captain_Happy 12/04/19 07:54am RV Lifestyle
RE: Another ‘dadgum’ post re: tire PSI…please bear with me…

Something else to consider is inflating your tire with Nitrogen instead of pain air. Nitrogen doesn't heat up like plain air does. You stated that you F53 handles pretty good with PSI at 80 PSI when you start out, but as your tires heat up the handling changes. I've owned 2 F53 and they both handled badly.
Captain_Happy 11/29/19 05:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you need a special license to drive an RV?

You need to check with your own state DWV requirements. Every state is different.
Captain_Happy 11/24/19 06:06am Beginning RVing
RE: Route 82 Alamagordo to Artesia

Just a heads up, if your going from El Paso to Guadalupe Nat Park your going to encounter some more steep miles going north, but there not really that long. Nothing like going up driving up to Cloudcroft.
Captain_Happy 11/21/19 06:44am Roads and Routes
RE: Casita vs "conventional" small trailers

As a current owner of a 17' Casita Spirt Delux it's a net little trailer. As a solo RV'er I use it for traveling. It has just about everything one needs while on the road. At 2800 lbs, they can just about be towed with anything that can handle 4 to 6,000 lbs. And can go to a lot more places then a Class A can. These trailer have a fairly loyal following, and there own forum on the internet. If you want a new one straight from the factory in Texas, get inline. once you order it, there's at least a 4 to 6 month waiting list. Cost around $25,000.00 loaded. An Escape 21 foot trailer is well over $40,000.00, and the Oliver is a lot more.
Captain_Happy 11/14/19 07:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Who says I need to take up space for a Gooseneck Hitch!

Now I've seen everything
Captain_Happy 11/13/19 07:33am Towing
RE: Biggest unit you know of under 3,500 pounds ???

Check out the Casita Fiberglass trailers 16' or 17' Dry weight on the 17' is 2480 lbs
Captain_Happy 09/29/19 07:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery acid crud on top of battery

Another method is baking soda & vinegar. And rinse well.
Captain_Happy 08/21/19 06:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: When is a WDH neccessary

Not exactly the route I went but the down sizing was. I had a Motor Home that I was using as my home base. I had bought a 17 foot Casita single axle trailer to travel with. I'm single so room was not a problem. Used the money from the sale of the MH and bought a used 40 foot 5th wheel trailer and had it hauled to my lot, probably never to be moved again by me. So that left me with a 17 foot Casita/ Tacoma pickup. As far as WDH is concerned, that is a question only you can answer. What I can tell you is the rig rides smoother with than without. I use an Andersen WDH which also has it's own built-in sway control.
Captain_Happy 07/23/19 07:23am Towing
RE: Ghost Battery Drain

Had the same battery draw problem on the last Ford F53 Motor Home. Spent days going over the rig looking for battery draw. Never found it. So I just added a knife blade disconnect on the starter battery. Problem solved. No more drained battery.
Captain_Happy 07/17/19 06:06am Tech Issues
RE: RV Parks in/near Ruidoso, NM

Another vote for the Circle B RV Park. we tried a few of the others but always came back to the B.
Captain_Happy 07/14/19 06:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Barefoots are coming -- bring cash

I'm thinking the price range of a Casita trailer is the $25,000.00 range. So I don't think Casita's builders are to concerned about a new entry into this market.
Captain_Happy 05/08/19 07:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Need good quality but inexpensive in line check valves

ON some RV's the check valves off the water heaters are metal ones. On my Forest River 5th wheel trailer, the 10 gallon water heater has the metal 1/2 NPT screwed right into the water heater female inlet & outlet fittings and the water lines fittings screw into them. Now I also have a Casita trailer with a 6 gallon water heater, and the check valves look like brass heavy duty check valves. NO matter what you do, which I think you've already figured out is, your going to have to get away from the plastic ones because cold weather. I'd start by looking on Amazon first, and then an RV parts store. Good Luck.
Captain_Happy 04/08/19 07:44am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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