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RE: Be careful out there. There are some bad people

There has always been great debate over who was the best gunslinger in the old west. The one who historians really think was the best was Bat Masterson. A couple quotes from Masterson. "never let another guy get the drop on you" and "never pull a gun you don't intend to use" I hear a lot of folks here echoing that good advice.
T18skyguy 11/09/19 09:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Brake fluid change?

Doug, you mean to say you've never heard of someone riding their bakes a little too much going down a mountain and heated them up so much it cause the water in the brake fluid to boil which made the brakes useless? I've heard those stories for years. Around where I live with heavy dew the normal every morning thing, my brake fluid turns dark as it absorbs moisture pretty rapidly. I should change it yearly but I'm not that good at keeping up with it and I don't have any trips over the mountains planned - plus I come down mountains as slow as I go up them. Yes, brake fluid has an affinity for moisture and fluid reservoirs are not air tight so there's no way to prevent it from becoming contaminated unless you move to a very low humidity area in the dessert. I know a guy who lost all braking on a National Sea Breeze coming down Siskiyou pass. They would have been killed, but he was able to get into low gear and to use the emergency brake to get it stopped. After he let it cool for an hour it was totally back to normal. When the caliper's get over boiling point, the water in the brake fluid forms a steam bubble, which does not work in the caliper. The other issue with water in the lines is it corrodes the interior of the lines and calipers. These rust particles then cause the caliper piston to stick. I'm the first to admit I let mine go too long, but I recently got a pressure bleeder that makes it a lot easier.
T18skyguy 11/05/19 10:10am Tech Issues
RE: Ford V10 Catalytic Converter

This place claims to have them. I also see them on ebay, don't know how good hey are.
T18skyguy 11/03/19 08:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mobile hot spots

If you have T Mobile you can make your phone a hotspot for $15 a month.
T18skyguy 11/03/19 09:19am Technology Corner
RE: RVs and California's Planned Power Outages

My brother in law is very high up at the DWP in Los Angeles. He told me those tree trimmers only trim the tree back a few inches from the lines. That keeps them employed because they need to be called again next year to trim again.No offense to you or your BIL, but I highly doubt that. I work for RPU (Riverside Public Utilities), and we have a constant, ongoing tree trimming program that costs us more than $100,000 per month. LADWP's territory is many times larger than Riversides', so they are undoubtedly spending even more. Also, it is State Law that trees are trimmed a minimum of 18" from electric lines. Just thinking what was said for a extra 50 million isn't worth it after all the the homes that were burnt the the ground not just a few and over the past 5 years or so really makes little sense IMO that is.50 million dollars wouldn't underground even a half mile of high voltage transmission lines. Just how many miles of overhead lines do you suppose there are in California? 25,000 miles of transmission lines ($150 million PER MILE) and 160,000 miles of distribution lines ($1 to $3 million PER MILE). Do the math: it would cost over $4 TRILLION to bury all of the electric lines in CA. 4x4van, I believe what your saying, but how many laws get ignored, and who goes up to measure to enforce it? At a minimum they need to change it to make it many feet instead of inches, particularly with these winds. If your in management at Riverside, you may know my bil. I've heard him talk of Riverside and people there a number of times.
T18skyguy 10/31/19 09:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVs and California's Planned Power Outages

Learning more about this every day IT would be best to properly trim trees and maintain lines. Or bury the lines But when PG&E sends out tree trimmers residents send lawyers "THey are ruining our trees" and now that they are turning off power "They are spoiling our food" will be the lawyer's claim.. Sadly I suspect the residents will pitch a complaint if they bury the lines too.. but .. Well.. My brother in law is very high up at the DWP in Los Angeles. He told me those tree trimmers only trim the tree back a few inches from the lines. That keeps them employed because they need to be called again next year to trim again. Today they are calling for 80 mph Santa Ana winds. That kind of wind blows huge limbs into the lines that bring them down. California is actually a mountainous desert area sustained only by piped in water. This problem is only going to get worse as the disparity with extreme temperatures generate even greater winds. I think backup generators with transfer switches will become standard there. Gentrac makes good ones, I have one myself that powers 6 circuits with no feedback to the utility lines. I'm really glad I got out of California years ago.
T18skyguy 10/29/19 09:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Costs of things

I think there are a lot of people in California right now that find their RV priceless. I was there in 1994 just 3 miles from the epicenter of the Northridge earth quake. It struck at night, and I remember my neighbors got in their cars to keep warm. I was so glad we had a 1983 Alfa Gold 29 foot travel trailer. We lived in it for weeks. Really saved our bacon.
T18skyguy 10/28/19 08:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Costs of things

I appreciate RV'ing for all the above reasons. I'm not sure what the tipping point would be for me to get out of it, but if I couldn't do my own repairs, that would be an incentive to leave it. I can well afford to pay other people, I just can't stand strangers touching my stuff.
T18skyguy 10/28/19 12:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Frameless windows question

I haven't had any issues with mine, but I agree with what WV says above. I think another reason manufacturers like them is they save a lot of weight over double pane windows, and probably saves them money too.
T18skyguy 10/28/19 10:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Lemon Laws, some things may be changing

It's long overdue in my opinion. Maybe they'll clean up their shoddy workmanship and start taking their customers seriously.
T18skyguy 10/20/19 08:40am General RVing Issues
RE: New Motorcoach Owner...

Congratulations on your new coach. Here's a bit of Wanderlodge trivia. When the United States was hunting Sadam Hussein, a picture of him emerged seated in a Bluebird. There was very little background in the picture, but an American owner recognized it as a Bluebird and alerted the Pentagon. But by the time they we're able to act, he had retreated to his rat hole.
T18skyguy 10/20/19 08:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: My 4th. Ford V10 Class A, but lacks power???

I assume your using tow/haul mode? It doesn't make more power but it does manage it better. I use tow/haul all the time even when not towing. I have a 2017 Greyhawk towing a Kia Soul. The power seems ok to me. Check the air intake system. Actually take it apart to make sure all is well with the intake, it's easy to do.
T18skyguy 10/19/19 10:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another "Yuk" thread, or OMG, or what are they thinking?

She might be the type who kisses her dog on the lips right after he drinks from the toilet.
T18skyguy 10/18/19 11:11am General RVing Issues
RE: MoringStar Mutual Fund Category Return ????

I don't know what their doing, but here's people complaining that they can't get bond data last year.
T18skyguy 10/17/19 09:19am Technology Corner
RE: 1987 37' Winnebago Elandan for Sale >$45,000< ??

It would be a miracle if the roof never leaked, but if it didn't, there might be something to work with for someone who wanted to have a go at it. I wonder what engine/trans combination was in it. It good running condition could you get 5 mpg in it?
T18skyguy 10/16/19 09:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Move to Motorhome

If you buy a 2017 and later Motorhome with a Ford V 10, you'll have the 6 speed transmission and your mileage will be superior to many older rigs. My 31 foot Jayco gets 9.9 mpg at 60 mph. Rigs are advertised as how many they can sleep. The bigger problem is how many they can walk. If your use to a respectable size trailer, it's doubtful you'll be happy in a small B. Take Lazy Daze for example. They generally know what pleases people, and they only sell three sizes; 24,27 and 31 foot. I've seen a number of folks here say 27 is a good sweet spot for size versus maneuverability.
T18skyguy 10/13/19 10:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: MH accident in gas station!

Isn't that a temp tag on the RV. Might be a pretty inexperienced driver. Easy mistake to make when you're new at driving one of these things. X2. Exactly what I thought. Looks like an inexperienced mistake. He would have been fine if he hadn't chosen that outside island. I feel bad for the guy. Makes you wonder if he's gonna stick with RV'ing.
T18skyguy 10/10/19 10:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: "We're sorry. An error has Occurred"

Have you contacted their tech folks? I haven't been here in a while, but here I am now, and it seems to be working fine. I haven't contacted them Bill because the rest of the message says it's their server problem. I'm on this site a lot. Usually first thing in the morning and also in the evening. It's my favorite site by far.I am supportive of their tech's and hope they can clear it up.
T18skyguy 10/09/19 08:40am Forum Posting Help and Support
"We're sorry. An error has Occurred"

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 29980964
T18skyguy 10/08/19 05:59pm Class C Motorhomes
"We're sorry. An error has Occurred"

What is the matter with this site that they cannot seem to fix. First they say don't use RV.net.use Goodsamforums. OK, Same problem both sites. Sometimes it will load and sometimes it wont. I don't know about you, but I get the "Were Sorry" message about 50% of the time. Did one of their major geeks quit or what??
T18skyguy 10/08/19 05:59pm Forum Posting Help and Support
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