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RE: Blinds: corded vs cordless?

Instead of custom sizing, we bought cordless from HD - good quality, price, and they work nicely. They stay open when driving for better views, and since we didn't attach at the bottom to add flexibilty when closed. By going a bit past the window edge on each side, it adds privacy when they're down and no concerns when they're up. We removed the valence boxes rather than update their material.
PartyOf Five 05/08/21 10:30am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Where to begin

Old class C tend to leak in the upper bunk area first. You also want to check around for mold and decay from all those years of sitting. And also establish a budget (versus considering it a labor of love). The cost goes up significantly depending on your DIY skills. I think your plan is a good one: find out what it'll take to get the mechanics in order to be able to drive it, and then from there you can start on the house part, if it makes sense.
PartyOf Five 05/04/21 11:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Test charging stop for large EV’s, busses, trucks, mohos.

While I don't question any of the numbers above, I also don't question the business sense of these & so many other companies - if its not going to work, they're not going to invest $1 into it. Success (according to the masses at least) goes to those who make the most money, and the ones who lead this race are generally the ones who can think beyond the box. With wind, solar, and other power forms becoming popular, it could be reasonable that that coal plant has fewer customers, or that it's customers need less power - enabling more charging stations at the truck stop. From Wikipedia: In 2019 there were 241 coal powered units across the United States which generated 23% of the United States electricity in 2019, an amount of electricity similar to that from renewable energy or nuclear power... Installed capacity was about 236 GW. So if you have 5 coal plants per state today, then each serves a couple hundred miles- is there a need for 14 truck stops within each one's service region?
PartyOf Five 04/22/21 10:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Stupid question about tires

Our mechanic suggested nitrogen in the car tires if we did a rotation as winter approached. Apparentky it doesn't contract and expand as much in the cold and so is better in extreme temps. That was already a few years ago- the fad seems to have died down.
PartyOf Five 04/07/21 08:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Getting ready to roll!

To this reader, and for your family, it doesn't seem that long ago. Looked like you're caring for yourself, your family, and your responsibilities to then, as part of this newness- and that sounds like a good balance. Stay safe all the time, but don't worry about being the strong one - as the tide ebbs and flows, there is peace in the rhythm.
PartyOf Five 04/07/21 12:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bear Spray

x2 Bear Bells and buy local
PartyOf Five 04/05/21 06:54pm General RVing Issues
Moisture behind mattress? (Cold caught us)

We've traveled in our C class for a few years but haven't been in a situation where it's cold for multiple days. This morning I discovered moisture behind the mattress, likely because we were in 70° yesterday and 40° today. It will continue to be cold for the next few days so what do the experts here suggest I do (winterizing the water system today). I'm thinking to leave the roof vent cracked open while the furnace heats us overnight so any moisture can leave. Thanks.
PartyOf Five 04/01/21 08:47am Beginning RVing
RE: Chromebooks?

With the various devices out there, I recommend you think about your primary usage. We have chromebooks, a mac, and a pc at home, with external hard drives and cloud storage. I use my cell most of the time though lol. On the road a tablet would do everything we need, and look great when connected to the TV for watching videos or photo sharing. That's what I'd buy. I can take anything into a cafe, from my cell to my laptop, so that's not a factor. Neither is charging via usb or to the inverter. Certainly the tablet is fully cloud based- but for email, news, some social and sharing pics, it'd be "just right" for this goldilocks.
PartyOf Five 04/01/21 08:29am Technology Corner
RE: DFW Class C Sevice

I contribute to Here's their Texas page:
PartyOf Five 03/28/21 08:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 4x4 conversion video

I'm just trying to figure out if I can update the sway bars without "creating a memory"
PartyOf Five 03/26/21 01:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Which one is really about camping?

Both threads are why I come here - for the breath (edit breadth) of information that's not available easily anywhere else, and to learn new ways for enjoying the forum! Thanks everyone, for all the smiles :-)
PartyOf Five 03/24/21 10:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Front cargo carrier on a C

Thought about this as well, but by the time we were ready, we'd traveled a thousand miles being about 2000 overweight on the rear axle. We shifted weight to bring the rear down to 800 lbs, but didn't notice any change in driveability. We reduced the "emergency" gear and "must-have kids toys" and haven't had a problem since. But then we've not trekked into the wild as far either.
PartyOf Five 03/20/21 09:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Finally found a campsite...

Sounds like fun and thanks for the heads-up :-)
PartyOf Five 03/16/21 05:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Overhang construction

Most people would say that one leak is too many, and that it's not if but rather when in terms of likelihood of leaking. You really have to think about your usage and plans, meaning that if this is something you'll keep for 15 years then it's better to get something that doesn't require maintenance because it will probably leak during that time. On the other hand if the plan is to keep it for a few years then perhaps you'll get lucky and whoever buys it from you and choose to roll the dice instead. I also think there's a factor of role and twist that has to be considered. At that length it may be less and so you defer the leak, if you will.
PartyOf Five 03/16/21 03:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing error leads to BIG reissue bill

Added the link to the previous post
PartyOf Five 03/16/21 12:40pm Dinghy Towing
Towing error leads to BIG reissue bill Clicky
PartyOf Five 03/16/21 12:39pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Backup Camera

You need to tell us what the 2 fuses you changed were for, besides the levels and camera. It's unlikely that an external backup camera took in water to the point of blowing a fuse. Possible but not likely the cause- I'd focus my energy elsewhere. Also try a mobile rv mechanic. I use and post reviews at
PartyOf Five 03/11/21 10:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What to do about old gas in tank

I agree with the consensus. 2 cans of seafoam to loosen up any gunk inside and then burn it on the next trip, as m much as you can before filling again.
PartyOf Five 03/10/21 12:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Math question for any engineers out here

I'd think about the rear overhang and what (rear) approach angle the trailer can tolerate as you back up. On that steep of a grade, the pad height ie. Retaining wall height will certainly be much higher than the pic you added later.
PartyOf Five 03/09/21 05:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: SE TN trip Last week of March

Thanks so much Ken56 and everyone. We're at 11'6 so clearances sound great, and I've marked the other spots. With your reassurances, its now time to get everyone jazzed! :-)
PartyOf Five 03/04/21 06:09am Roads and Routes
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