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RE: Carrying a Motorcycle with my 2000 Shasta Sprite?

I had a front hitch and tote box on my previous rv. Take measurements as to the height that the motorcycle body might sit. I don't know if it's a good idea or not to block or partially block the front airflow to the radiator and tranny cooler. Your first mountain climb on a summer day would be able to tell you best. Be prepared to clean it often with bug remover. The other thing that comes to my mind is the placement of a front hitch . Some sit lower than others and you do not want to reduce your ground clearance entering and exiting driveways as well hilly intersections. Mine would hit curbs when I pulled head-into parking spots. That's why I suggested to trailer it. I know its a pain to tow and park a trailer at times but I found it to work best. I set up my trailer to also be a big closet, second bathroom and outdoor kitchen. I installed an awning on it. I used E-track fasteners on the interior walls to make easily removable shelves for storage which were installed above the bike .
bobndot 09/17/20 09:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dah Air Conditioning only half working

IMO, after 13 years it could very well need a boost of refrigerant . Hot and cold is a symptom. Ask to verify, if you decide to charge it here is a video to show 'how to' . 2007 Sprinter
bobndot 09/16/20 03:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Carrying a Motorcycle with my 2000 Shasta Sprite?

Liability is not worth the risk. TRAILER it !
bobndot 09/16/20 11:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gravity Water Fill

1. If you have a holding tank that has easy access where you can gravity fill it using a 5 gal jug, you can cut an 8" hole in the top and seal it using a matching size marine deck hatch. It screws in place and is a waterproof seal. I have done that and it also allowed easy cleaning of the inside of the tank. 2. Or...Install your own gravity fill. Run a gravity fill port and hose, like a pool hose. Run it to the top of the tank and seal it. Place the fill port in an appropriate place inside the rv, near the tank. Fill it by hand with a funnel or if you do not want to hold a 5 gal jug, use a bilge pump and a clean bucket. 3. use your outside overflow tube. If you have an overflow vent tube on your holding tank remove the screen and use that port to gravity fill the tank . Again use a funnel or buy a small bilge pump. For 12v power, I use my positive and negative outside solar port to plug into to power any 12v device. Just buy the appropriate 2-wire connector. I use it for my bilge pump and for additional outdoor 12v LED lighting around the campsite, so I can keep the bugs away from my entrance door.
bobndot 09/16/20 11:28am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2020 Jayco GrayHawk 29MVP. Do I need to add Surge Protector

Im going to ask s dumb question . I use the same surge protector without a remote. Why is having a remote necessary on a surge protector ?
bobndot 09/14/20 07:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Registering an out-of-state purchace

I really doubt any PD is going to tell you or authorize you to operate an unregistered MV on any public highway. The best you can do is get some kind of DMV extension on the temp. Make sure you at least have insurance. If your state requires an inspection that will also need to be addressed.
bobndot 09/13/20 07:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 24 ft ClassC MH downsides

Does that engine have a track record yet ?
bobndot 09/13/20 11:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: TPMS for the alcoa wheels

NRALIFR, thank you for that chart, I'm glad to see that. I don't know how they can make so many specific sizes to fit individual makes and models. It must cost the company a fortune to do that. When I called Alcoa they thought they were all LUGS and used inserts. I was seeing some trucks come into the truck shop with broken studs on their aftermarket wheels from being overloaded, so I figured I would call to ask. :h:B I like that Ford , looks great !
bobndot 09/12/20 06:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: TPMS for the alcoa wheels

Aren’t most all aftermarket wheels lug centric , including Alcoa ? If that’s the case , which i think it is, then that would explain why they are sensitive to being overloaded ? The lugs would center and carry the weight instead of the hub , like an OEM steel wheel. If that’s the case then it’s imperative to weigh your rig.
bobndot 09/11/20 06:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2016 E-450 Outer Tie Rod end seal

bobndot 09/11/20 12:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 24 ft ClassC MH downsides
bobndot 09/11/20 08:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 24 ft ClassC MH downsides

What about the tires ?? When i was experiencing issues driving my new 24’ 158” , the first thing tge alignment shop did was swap the front tire positions left to right. Much to my surprise it made a difference. It wasn’t the cure but it was s noticeable improvement . Im running the commonly used Hankook Dynapro HT’s. 275/75/16.
bobndot 09/11/20 07:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV magazines

It really doesn’t surprise me. By the time we remove the cardboard renewal ads we have a magazine as thick as a H.S. term paper.
bobndot 09/10/20 07:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 24 ft ClassC MH downsides

I never operated a larger 'C' do I do not know how they handle. The HD sway bars that I installed helped with that side to side rocking motion. As for getting up 3x. I know that trip. My corner bed floorplan has the bathroom sink outside of the shower and toilet area. Therefore the shower wall is shorter than a corner bath model that has the sink inside as well. I sleep on the left side of the bed so its easy for me to get in/out of bed having a short wall next to me. Being that our foxhound changes her sleeping position a few times each night, stepping on a 75# dog in the dark is the problem. You know she's not quiet about it either. Foxhounds have that loud bugle-howl that they do that lets all the other campers know what I'm doing. :S
bobndot 09/09/20 07:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C Specifications

What is 11,030 ? is that your gvwr ? If so, your rv is basically the same as mine only you have the extra weight of 2 slides . Each slide is maybe 300-400#. If that's the case it might not leave too much for your personal gear. I'm not up on the Sprinters but I think it has been mentioned here about the shy payload of the Sprinter chassis being restrictive. Watch the rear axle rating as well. Specs for 2018 Thor Motor Coach - Four Winds Sprinter Floorplan: 24FS (Class C) Price. $111,300. $111,300. ... Engine. Mercedes-Benz / V6. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. ... Transmission. 5 Speed Automatic. Driveline. Dimensions. 24.67 ft. (296 in.) ... Weight. Towing Capacity. 11,030 lbs. Capacities. 26.4 gal. Storage Capacity. ... Holding Tanks. 30.0 gal.
bobndot 09/09/20 06:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Swapping out my jackknife sofa for recliners

How about using a strap across both , anchored to 2 points , one on each side. That might offer you another point to secure them other than the thin luan.
bobndot 09/09/20 02:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Window Replacement

If you do not have a glass shop nearby . Try putting in 'Motion Windows' into your search bar. You can also measure it and see if you can match it on Amazon. Most are standard rv sizes bc they are made by glass window companies that sell to many manufacturers.
bobndot 09/08/20 03:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C Specifications

The only real way to know is to put it on a scale. For a general idea. Being most rvs are made from all the same fine quality stuff, they basically weigh about the same, at least in the same dry wt ballpark. Just do your own calculations for specific water tank size and only you know how much stuff you bring along with you to eat up your payload. Don't forget to add the weight of optional EQ. click the model , scroll down to view weights-payloads my 2351 model rolls all loaded for a trip and I really load it up with stuff at approx. 12,200-12,500 most of the time. That's about 2000 lb over the dry wt.
bobndot 09/08/20 01:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Exterior storage cu.ft. Lazy Daze?

LD likes to try to hide that info. While their rigs have the GVWR they tend to lack the actual cargo compartments to haul larger items. ""below info was copied from the above link"" ""The 23.5’ offers plenty of cargo-carrying capacity; at my LD’s heaviest down-the-road weight of about 12,000 pounds, there’s still a ton (literally!) of capacity left on the 14050 pound capacity chassis. I’m sure that I could haul more “stuff” weight-wise, but finding a place to stow it is a problem; storage compartment space, especially for taller and/or bulky items, is limited on the 23.5’. The interiors of the main storage compartments measure about 12” high, and access to the areas away from the compartment door can be difficult. However, Lazy Daze has built the storage compartments as efficiently as the design of the 23.5’ TK allows; the compartment size and access is determined by the coach’s rear-couch layout and the maximum practical size of the storage compartment doors. Adjusting the cargo placement for best access is a matter of re-arranging things (and dumping all but the essentials!) until a convenient (or at least workable) solution is found; I’ve done this several times! NB – The cargo capacities and storage compartment configurations (and wet weights) of each model vary; check Mothership for current specifications.""
bobndot 09/07/20 03:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying from private party in California

The AZ and CA reciprocity is with work wages, not DVM. Withholding Exemption Certificate, WEM . ?
bobndot 09/06/20 06:32am Class C Motorhomes
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