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Just an observation and wondering

I have driven the Toyota Prius when they first came on the market years ago. I liked it and it ran fine with no problems, even in the summer. If, there is nothing (NO engine) but an electric motor to make these new electric cars go, what powers the A/C and on these days here in the South with 90 percent humidity and 90 degrees? I guess I am just old school and don't understand how this kind of setup could be of value for anything other than driving to the market and back.
Horsedoc 06/21/21 02:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Which class a motorhome came with a dt466 engine?

WanderLodge built many of their coaches with Detroit diesels. I haven't seen one in years since Blue Bird closed their plant in middle Georgia.
Horsedoc 06/17/21 07:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: electrical question

Are you sure the chirp is from that box, and not from a nearby smoke, CO, or propane detector? Sometimes the sources of such noises can be fiendishly difficult to locate correctly. Excellent point
Horsedoc 06/13/21 07:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: electrical question

My smoke detectors do that but we have no outlet to plug in anything. Look close and see if you can tell if it might be opened somehow
Horsedoc 06/12/21 07:07pm Class A Motorhomes
Teach me about solar

Recommend a book or website about solar panels. Mostly theory and practical application is my goal. How and why they work. Size of panels, controllers, batteries etc to use for a motion detector lights and/or lights for a remote shed. Thanks guys
Horsedoc 06/09/21 12:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Places to fill with fresh water and clever ways to fill ..

I don't own one but here is a thought for you, That 30 gallons of water is going to weigh 250 pounds. Going to take some serious manhandling to get it up the steps of the bus, when you do find a place to obtain the water
Horsedoc 06/03/21 05:26am Beginning RVing
RE: Montana

I don't have advice for you, but it is interesting to note there is no Montanans replying a you are getting answers from as far away as Florida. Personally, we found Montana a beautiful place no matter where we were. They don't want you to feel it's so beautiful that you move there. Many do and then try to change the social things to where they left. My youngest son moved there in 2011 and doesn't let it be known he's not a native Montanan. Man we know that feeling! We live in the country in a rural county. Folks wanting to 'get out of Atlanta' are buying property at asking price and causing taxes to go up. They will say, 'we like the freedom and atmosphere where you live'. Within a year they a pushing for new ordinances and zoning.
Horsedoc 05/31/21 06:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Montana

I don't have advice for you, but it is interesting to note there is no Montanans replying a you are getting answers from as far away as Florida. Personally, we found Montana a beautiful place no matter where we were.
Horsedoc 05/30/21 08:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Body wraps

As hard as that protective film on the front of my coach is to get off, I sure as heck would not put it all over the coach
Horsedoc 05/27/21 06:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best/Favorite RV Resort

Suggest you take a short trip up to Perry, Ga (on I-75) and stay a couple of days getting used to things. Fair Harbor is a great place to make sure you understand everything and have all that you need. Strong wifi throughout the park and FHU sites are nice and roomy. If you have RV problems, there is several dealerships just up the road that can help you out.
Horsedoc 05/24/21 05:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Retirement

I left at 55. Had a small pension from my job that I had to take cut on and then a state pension (law enforcement) that I also had to take a cut on. Wife left her job the next year with a SS disability (Multiple Sclerosis) We were careful with with $$ for a while until we saw how it was going to work out. I was offered a job with a local dealership (Honda and BMW) delivering and picking up autos. This worked into long haul trips in a flatbed truck to places like New Orleans area, Charlotte area, metro Miami and even Rhode Island. This part of retirement was fun and the money was OK but it got old being gone from home so much. Financially it all worked out and we traveled for a few summers and fall around the country. Glad we were able to do this. She cannot use her legs now and we have a handicap Newmar MH to continue as much as we feel like. Truthfully, I miss my old job and the great guys I worked with so many years ago.
Horsedoc 05/23/21 07:51am Around the Campfire
RE: Eternabond Tape

I have used it for gasket/waterproofing electrical boxes on my power post at the RV shed
Horsedoc 05/23/21 07:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Recycling engine heat for hot water tank

We had this feature on a 2000 Itasca Horizon DP. Loved to be able to pull in and shower to relax after a day of driving. Suggest if you do this you be able to isolate the water heater from the engine in the event of a leak developing in the long piping run to and from the WH.
Horsedoc 05/23/21 06:58am Beginning RVing
RE: Virginia to Oregon and Back 45 foot with toad

We have used I-90 route to the Black Hills a number of times. Interesting route and if you are in a hurry to get there, the way to go. Never had reservations in all these years, but then we never had the Nation in a flu pandemic and so many people wanting to get out to be by themselves. We used to overnite at the Mitchell SD Cabelas store and find ourselves with numerous neighbors when the sun came up the next morning. I learned yesterday that the store in no longer allowing parking lot overnighting due to a change of ownership and the new guys being 'afraid of liability issues' if they allow it. Nothing ever stays the same I guess. Enjoy your strip and relish all the experiences that go with it
Horsedoc 05/21/21 05:10am Roads and Routes
RE: Yikes .... Oven Flames

Higher the altitude you are at, the lower the pressure. Pressure from the tank/regulator remains the same and makes the flames higher. Old engines w/o turbos were affected the same way
Horsedoc 05/18/21 02:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

We are on our 4th MH. First three were diesel and this last is a gas engine. I will say that I preferred the diesels but this gasser fits the handicap needs of my wife who has to use a mobility scooter to get around and we could not find a diesel anywhere in the country and didn't want the better part of a year to have one built. The gasser quality of the coach itself is much better than the last diesel we had. My confidence in diesel power comes from the Freightliner chassis over the years and they just keep on running. The Damon Essence body was like piling pig poop on a Cadillac. I don't care what you drive/camp in/ travel in or whatever. Your money, your rig and your business. If you ask for a comment, I'll tell you and if you need help I'll give it.
Horsedoc 05/18/21 02:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I-70 vs I-80 road condition, which is better.

Take your pick. We've run both and either will get you going west. Lot of trucks on 80, maybe more than 70. Trip trip through Denver area on 70 is always a pain. I might drop up and head further west on 80. Interesting sites and history in the Cheyenne/Laramie area. Rock Spring has grown so much it is almost unrecognizable from when we first came through 20 + years ago.
Horsedoc 05/18/21 04:34am Roads and Routes
RE: Buying a new class A

Supercub has a good point. Lot of good deals can be had with a 250K budget. With the economy right now however the market is with the sellers, not so much the buyers.
Horsedoc 05/15/21 01:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Squeaking From Motor

Just a personal observation. I have always considered belts as squealing. A squeal lasting more that a squeak (which is more of an instant) Have had springs squeak, motor mounts squeak. Brakes and belts squeal. The word squeak seems like something that happens very quickly
Horsedoc 05/15/21 01:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is the Passport America plan

One last question guys - These PA parks , do the commonly advertise or list their affiliation with PA or does one have to ask? Our common practice is to check the book for where we might be ending up at the end of the travel day. That might influence a choice at 50% off
Horsedoc 05/12/21 04:31am General RVing Issues
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