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RE: Advice on RV "carport"

^^ What he said. Make it as wide as possible, plus you can put shelving along the side with the extra width. I've seen many post like this over the years. The only regret folks have is not making it bigger.
T18skyguy 09/16/20 10:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Are class A resorts just as filled up as other RV parks?

55+ resorts/campgrounds would get you away from those things you don't like too. Thank you. I didn't know there was such parks. Is there a special guide somewhere for them?
T18skyguy 09/15/20 04:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Great Smoky Mountains Bear FoundScavenging On Human Remains

I wouldn't camp in bear country alone, nor in a tent, not without a firearm. A bear has the advantage of surprise when your in a tent. I saw some very graphic pictures of a poor guy attacked by a grizzly. The bear ripped through a canvas tent with one swap of his paw. The guy lived just barely. He was able to reach his pistol and kill it, but it ripped his scalp off, tore up his face, almost tore his foot off. Multiple bites. I'll take hard sided rigs for me.
T18skyguy 09/14/20 11:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Are class A resorts just as filled up as other RV parks?

Class A resorts are so expensive and filled with such RV snobs that I wonder why you would only be interested in staying at places like this. I'll be honest with you Bill. It's not so much who I want to be with, but what I'm trying to get away from. I'm a down to earth guy, but I'm 68 now and getting tired of barking dogs, screaming kids, guys coming into the park with blaring headers, campfires with smoke covering our rig. I just want to go to a place where I know it's going to be a nice experience. I'm willing to spend more for that, but as some have pointed out, booking a site at these resorts might not be any easier to book than the state parks.
T18skyguy 09/13/20 09:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are class A resorts just as filled up as other RV parks?

I think I should of been more clear, was thinking about class A only resorts. I don't know much about them or how many there are.
T18skyguy 09/12/20 01:51pm Class A Motorhomes
Are class A resorts just as filled up as other RV parks?

I miss the days when I could hop in the rig, go any place, then open the big Good Sam book and pick a park without reservations. The wife and I are between rigs now, and I wondered if we got a class A can you depend on a spot at these resorts? I realize that everything requires reservations, but do these resorts generally have openings that regular parks don't? Just thinking less crowded etc.Thanks, Don
T18skyguy 09/12/20 01:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Total outdoor flame device ban Oregon SP

Thanks to all who express concern for the Oregon folks. The fire came to about a 1/2 mile from me. What stopped it was the McKenzie river, cool temperatures, and no wind. We have had very rare easterly winds that have filled all of Eugene/Springfield with very thick horrible smoke. I live on about a third of an acre, and I have a hard time seeing my 40 foot RV cover from my house, but at least I still got the house. This smoke has been here since Monday, and it just sits cause there's no wind at all. They say it's equivalant to smoking 20 cigarettes a day. I have constant headaches and burning eyes. I just stay inside and hope for the return of our westerly winds to clear it out. Our local Albertsons looks like an RV park with all that fled in their RV's. Same thing with Walmart. I'm between rigs now or I would go somewhere, but even the coast is not totally free from this smoke. Don
T18skyguy 09/12/20 12:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Poor workmanship -- Entry Level VS Higher Price ????

I always thought that they were paid piece work rate for speed hence the poor quality. I saw on another forum that they are paid by the units produced. I don't know if all of them, but that would explain the poor workmanship right there. There is ample evidence that these rigs are speed built. People don't generally rush unless there's motivation.
T18skyguy 09/06/20 09:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Need advise on which new truck - 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

The pain of too much truck, is usually not nearly as bad as too little truck.
T18skyguy 09/01/20 07:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cracked frame Heartland/Lippert - Warranty but no help!

It seems to be an inordinate amount of rust on the frame. Do they salt the roads up there? Do you do any off roading with this rig? I read an article by an RV chassis engineer who said they are not designed for off road use; can't handle the stress. You got free advice from an attorney here, I would take it. Sorry you have to deal with this. Find out how Lippert would repair it, have it done, then seek reimbursment from Lippert.
T18skyguy 08/29/20 09:14am Tech Issues
RE: Which shocks to buy?

Stock shocks are rather poor even when new. The mechanics joke is their made to just get you from the dealer to home. Bilstein's are very good.
T18skyguy 08/21/20 08:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best bang for the buck E-450 suspension upgrade

I would agree shocks. Put a set of Bilsteins on it, and with any leftover money put a heavy duty rear stabilizer on it.
T18skyguy 08/19/20 05:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What do you shut off when leaving for a trip

I just had a real close call. I have an under the sink Culligan water filter that runs to a spout near the faucet. The filter burst at the bottom and I had full line pressure under the sink. Luckily I was home. The damage would of been huge,and we had just come back from a vacation 1 day prior. Never again. Water will be off from here on always.
T18skyguy 08/07/20 10:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ford's 7.3L gas engine

On one of the RV forums, one of the guys report burnt wires and coils with his new 7.3. Cause undetermined as of yet, but adding to the aggravation is the new parts are not even available yet from Ford or the aftermarket. It's too new.
T18skyguy 08/07/20 10:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: A nice change from Social Media

A very good, and IMHO very wise, friend of mine refuses to participate in what he calls "ANTI-social media". x2. I'm quite proud that I've never done Facebook or any of them. I don't want to be anyone's product. I see it as a huge waste of time and their data collection a disservice to humanity.
T18skyguy 07/30/20 05:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Top models in Class C’s

I don't know how much you want to spend, but Newmar makes a Super C now. There are others as well if you want something higher end.
T18skyguy 07/22/20 04:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ford 550 Verses Dodge Ram 5500 Diesel

From what I've read, most of the CP4 failures are in rigs that are pushed to maximum horsepower, or get contaminated with water. That pump will explode if even a small amount of water gets in it. The pump has very fine tolerances, and it helps if you use 20% bio-diesel, or run an aftermarket lubrication like Optilube. I put a lift pump on my 2016 Duramax which helps the situation.
T18skyguy 07/19/20 09:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV carport/shelter

I have a 40 by 14 wide and I would agree you need 12 foot before the arch. Fourteen wide was a custom build for the company I went with. I had metal run all the way down the sunny side, 1/2 way up the other side. Enclosed back, and a fill in bib at the front with the cross member at 12 foot high.
T18skyguy 07/12/20 10:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: PSA ---- MORE Harbor Freight RECALL--PLEASE READ

It's a nice mea culpa letter, but I learned my lesson with their stuff years ago. If its a tool for a critical operation, or safety related, or you need it to last, buy elsewhere. I bought their AC manifold pressure gauge set and it exploded in my face, and I was using it correctly. It could have blinded me.
T18skyguy 07/07/20 06:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A useful search engine

I just used it to fine a 16 foot flatbed trailer to buy. I was surprised that I couldn't find any, and a dealer explained to me that all the welders at these trailer companies got laid off cause of Covid, and 16 footers are scarce. Searchtempest led me to a near new one in Portland.
T18skyguy 07/04/20 04:17pm Technology Corner
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