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RE: Difficulty timing a 1995 Chevy 454ci

How many miles on the engine ? Have you checked the timing chain ?
JoeH 03/03/23 09:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camping in New Zealand

Never thought of the government red tape. How long ago was it your sister in law planned her trip? Thanks for the insight. We were there a 5-6 years ago. We didn't camp, but rented a car and just freelanced and drove around for several weeks stopping at motels when we were done for the day. No red tape, no questions, no issues.
JoeH 02/28/23 08:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Pets left alone in RV at campground?

We travel with a dog and do leave him inside when we must. Many of the campgrounds elaborate on the unattended pet by saying no unattended pets OUTSIDE. I've read that well over 50% of RV'ers travel with pets.
JoeH 02/26/23 08:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Is there such a thing a decent valve extender?

Not extentions, but actual longer valve stems that don't leak at Borg Valve Stems Also can get similar at most truck tire places..... you do have to dismount the wheels/tires to install.
JoeH 02/22/23 09:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Filing up DEF

We carry jugs, fill the DEF and then fill the tanks. That's what I've been doing for the past 10 yrs. I have 2, 1 gallon jugs that fit nicely into my pegboard bay. I fill them with DEF after fueling and then when I'm at the next nights stop ( or when I stop for the next fuel up) I empty the jugs into the DEF tank. I have reasonable long flex spouts on the DEF jugs to facilitate putting into the DEF tank
JoeH 02/22/23 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2023 North Carolina Camping Destinations

I'm looking for campgrounds/resorts in North Carolina that I haven't visited to visit in 2023. What are some North Carolina campgrounds/resorts that you've visited in the past? It would help us if you told us what area(s) of the state and which ones you have visited.
JoeH 02/21/23 09:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Online shopping for parts and supplies

In the past I have had good luck with for a lot of stuff. But like said amazon has made shopping real easy. I like tweetes too
JoeH 02/16/23 09:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Texas Hill Country

This is our first time in the area and are currently in FIMFO. Very big rig friendly. FIMFO? Not familiar. Can you decode for me? -Speak Here you go === FIMFO
JoeH 02/07/23 07:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Texas Hill Country

Recommendations for your favorite campgrounds in this area? We generally prefer State Parks, county parks, COE campgrounds. Posters have hit most of the the high spots for this question. But, having lived in this area for eons and canvassed places to RV here, I think it's worth mentioning for the benefit of RVers with larger rigs that none of the recommendations here apply to longer Class A's. Our RV is a 43' Class A, and we can't get into any of these locations with the possible exception of Potter's Creek Park at Canyon Lake, but even at that, it would be tight. I don't want to try it. This is our first time in the area and are currently in FIMFO. Very big rig friendly.
JoeH 02/06/23 06:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bill giving residents priority at booking FL state parks

If no out of state campers were allowed in state parks in Florida how much would “tourism” revenue go down? Precious little considering Disney, Universal Studio, Cape Canaveral, private parks and condos full of snowbirds, etc. Some of you seem to have the belief that as campers you’re integral to Florida’s survival and should have a vote in their affairs. I think you’re overestimating your value ($$$). Exactly--- there are 3,600 campsites within Florida Sate Parks... there are 36,000 hotel rooms on the Disney property itself. Add in the off premise rooms all around Orlando and every place throughout Florida and then all the condo's, Air BNB's, privately run campgrounds and you can see that state parks are a very tiny fraction of tourist accommodations in the state.
JoeH 01/29/23 05:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bill giving residents priority at booking FL state parks

I dare to quote from an earlier post I made (now hopelessly lost back about three pages and now completely overlooked). The principle of reciprocity is important to "travelers" such as we still are more than it is to full timers. We travel from state to state with the feeling that we are guests, but we know that for people traveling to Texas we are the hosts. I suggest that should be the norm. I can just imagine if we get state after state making such distinctions and passing laws. I look back over 25 years of RV traveling (and 60 years of state park camping) with great appreciation of the hospitality of almost every state in the nation. **Especially Florida... added to this quote and fully true.** This law is not likely to affect the few years I have left to travel, but I think it would be a tragic decision and a terrible precedent for other states. Think carefully and remember to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." When I did my study back in 2010, 18 other states gave some type of preference to their residents.... Florida is just late to the game in giving the owners of the parks(state residents) proper access.
JoeH 01/27/23 06:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: GMC Class A

I've considered getting a GMC, and may do so when I decide to downsize. I can't give any GMC specific advise other than I had a 1966 Toronado and a 1968 Toronado. They were my favorite cars. The front wheel drive and engine are the same as used on the GMC motorhomes and I had no issues with either of my Toronados.
JoeH 01/25/23 06:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bill giving residents priority at booking FL state parks

... I believe his presentation is a little misguided though because I've observed every summer over the last 14 years at Bahia Honda at least 80 to 90% of the campers being from Florida. Thank you for the link. I agree that the majority of SUMMER campers are from Florida. No one else from up north in their right mind would want to come to camp in HOT Florida in the summer. The reverse is true, however, for the great weather months of October, November, December, January, February and March. Out-of-staters and Canadians are in the majority. Most other state parks around the country and many county parks give residents an advantage over non-residents. We are hoping for that to happen here with our Florida State Parks and our residents. Denny and Cindy Henderson I agree... in 2010 I did a study of park occupancy during the snowbird season in south Florida ( e.g. Collier Seminole,Pennekamp,Long Key, Bahia Honda,Curry Hammock ) and the vast majority of sites were occupied by out of state residents. For example at Collier Seminole, on many of the days, over 90% were non-residents. This data was captured by site visits and from Reserve America reports. The results were presented to the then Director of State Parks, Don Forgione and staff. They then undertook a study and reviews confirming my findings. Due to political considerations, it never moved much forward other than continued discussions. I also pointed out that several counties in Florida offer preference in reservations to their county residents and that 18 other states offer some type of preference to their residents. It's about time Florida did the same. Residents pay for the parks via taxes and should be able to use them. There are plenty of commercial campgrounds to accommodate visitors from other states. To put it in perspective, there are only 3600 campsites in the state park system, that people are trying to reserve and there are well over 100,000 commercial campsites that those visitors can use.
JoeH 01/24/23 05:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What Chassis do I have

Back when I had a v-10 F53 based motorhome, I found that parts listings for the F-550 were equivalent. Many shops don't have references for F53, but it they plug in F-550, bingo !
JoeH 01/20/23 05:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: lighter weight four down toad?

I've towed a Tracker and a Ranger.... Tracker was about 2200 lbs. Fun car !
JoeH 01/17/23 05:55am Dinghy Towing
RE: RVIA Certificate?

We are scheduled to go to a campground that is going to require an RVIA number. It is a county campground in Florida and it was very difficult to get a spot. I have never run into this before. Our Camper is an Arctic Fox and when I called Northwood they said they are not RVIA members and use Pacific West Associates to “certify” meeting standards. Has anybody run into this or have any experience with this? I’m not sure of I should just show up or try and ask them in advance. Our home park has the same rule but is intended to keep out trashy homebuilt units and really not called into play unless necessary. For what it's worth, I believe Marathon Coach ( high end Prevost converter) is not an RVIA member either. You won't see one of those being turned away
JoeH 01/17/23 05:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Foggy windows help please

So this Fleetwood expedition that I'm look at most the windows are fogging upI cant remember if there was a fix for that or not? If so what is the fix and who can I contact for that information? Other then these windows in about to make a offer. I appreciate any and all feed back. Sun Coast Designers in Hudson,FL does the repair and provides a lifetime warranty. It's about $300 per window. I have had 3 done there. Very professional and good work. Here's their website: Sun Coast website
JoeH 01/05/23 05:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: snap pads

I've never seen a need for the snap pads. They reduce clearance and provide only marginal increase in foot print. In 30 years of traveling in a Class A, I've only encountered one RV park that required some type of pad (that was this past summer) and they provided 4 pieces of plywood which they placed on the ground.
JoeH 12/31/22 05:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: San Antonio

We stayed at the KOA San Antonio. Site was large enough for our 43' MH and full sized pickup toad. There is an adjacent bike trail to ride on and city bus service at the gate if desired.
JoeH 12/30/22 05:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Rentals/Accommodations St Pete in Feb?

There are a few rental places such as in the area. The problem will be finding a site that time of year. Might want to call places like Bay Bayou ( to see if they might have an opening.
JoeH 12/24/22 05:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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