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RE: What to do when you are not camping for awhile

I am sure you are knowledgeable about the winterizing stuff, so will pass over that. I do go out at least once a month and start the engine, either gas or diesel. I let it run for awhile after it reaches running temp. I feel its as important to run the generator under a load. I will start it up then plug in an electric heater. My rigs have always been plug in to shore power 365 so removing the batteries is not a concern. I do have a trickle charger on the engine batteries. Other than the normal winterizing stuff folks do thats all I do. Now is that correct or not do not know but its been working for me for year.
craig7h 09/18/23 03:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Moth Balls Melt Solo Cup

I like you have never had that happen. I have been using the solo cups for years, I would use scissors to make them shorter then punch 4 holes to let the wounderful aroma escape. Maybe the solo folks are making the cups cheeper not as thick. Will keep doing maybe put small piece of aluminum foil under cup.
craig7h 09/15/23 03:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Towing a toad

My original tow set up was the jeep wrangler and blue ox. For me it was a good set up. However now I am using a tow dolly as the jeep became to hard for DW to get in and out of. Plus the dolly gives more car options. I tried to find the lists of cars you can tow 4 down, but could not find. It seems to get harder and harder to find cars able to tow 4 down. Good Luck, never did understand the rental thing
craig7h 09/02/23 02:24am Dinghy Towing
RE: New Orleans in April 2024

I am also on the Bayou Signette SP favorites list. As said its an easy on off to the city.
craig7h 09/01/23 04:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Factory Tours

DW and I are headed there in a week right now in Traverse City MI. Anyway we have reservations at Shipshewana North Park, have never been there so can not let you know anything about the park. The park just seemed like a good location for our plans which include a factory tour (yet to be determined), RV Hall of Fame and I understand there is a great Amish Restaurant. Now more in a couple weeks Good Luck with your plans
craig7h 08/15/23 04:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Older Norcold fridge issue

A couple years back the Norcold in my 97 coach decided it was time to stop working. Of course we were in the middle of a monthlong trip. Anyway after going back and forth about a new frig. or replace the cooling unit. I decided to replace the cooling unit as a DIY project. I decided that way for a couple reasons, one I am not a very good carpenter and the replacement frig. would not look like it belonged. Get the new frig. in my unit would not be an easy task I ended up going with replacing the cooling unit from JC Refrigeration As I am always plugged in and never boondock I decided to go with the 120v only unit. It was a very easy DIY project for the DW and I. JC Refrigeration is really a customer service business. From the how to instructions to answering questions they are number one. It took in total maybe 2 hours +/- to finish. Once in the unit has kept ice cream frozen and the adult beverage cold all on setting 5 Good Luck
craig7h 08/11/23 02:43am Tech Issues
RE: Thinking of buying a Class A and seeking advice

A couple years back DW and I decided we needed to down size from our 35' fifth wheel. We decided to go the class A MH route, as it made more sence for us. We looked at many sizes and models we ended up with a 29ft gas. After a few short and a couple long trips we found out that we screwed up. Not moving to an "A" but a two short A. We lost so much storage that it made semi long trips harder to plan for. We ended up going to a 37' A with tons of both inside and outside storage. Now being gone for months at a time is really enjoyable. So my answer to your question moving to a class A was the best move ever. From storage to set up. Start looking for larger unit and work down. Think where you might be a few years down the road. Good Luck
craig7h 08/07/23 02:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice for Trip to Utah

If I remember correctly (its been a few years) there are a couple tunnels that will cause you some concern. MH's have to get special clearance and close the road while they go through. Might want to check that out. I myself would have a more enjoyable time renting a car also while there
craig7h 07/18/23 04:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2024 Trip Planning

Thank you all for the information. Completely forgot about the Calgary Stampede, DW says we are going!
craig7h 07/17/23 07:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
2024 Trip Planning

The more I look the more confused I get, hopefully I can get some guidance from you folks. Time frame is no real concern, will be leaving Iowa around mid July heading west on HWY 2 1) What to see along hwy2 before getting to Montana and how much time to spend at those spots? 2) Once in Montana is it worth it to go into Canada and up to Calgary? Main reason seeing the Canadian Rockies. How much time is needed 3) Glacier NP how much time needed 4) Yellowstone NP how much time needed The DW and I DO NOT hike, or bike. We pretty much drive get out see the sights and move on. We need FHU sites so for the most part it will be at private campgrounds i think. Any help with this adventure will be appreciated
craig7h 07/16/23 04:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Niagara

A few years (3) ago we stayed at the Yogi Bears Campground Niagara falls Canada. Eveb though we did not have any kids with us it was close to the falls and had shuttle to and from for its guest. So for that I give it a good grade. As for the kids stuff to do. There were lots of kids having what looked like a very good time. Theres alot to do at the park, Do not forget to get your picture taken with Yogi I would stay there again if in area Good Luck
craig7h 07/10/23 03:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hairline Cracks in Graphics

I have stopped using wax on the graphics on my 07 MH. I found the wax was doing more harm than good. I found this product while asking the same type of question you are. I use the graphic restorer at least once a year try for twice. So far its as kept the graphic looking good. Good Luck Do you use the Max's Restorer on the graphics and regular wax on the gel coat that is not covered with a graphic? I use a mobile detailing service to wash and wax my 5th. They have been using wax on everything for 8 years and my graphics are not faded at all. Not sure if I could get a mobile detailer to use wax on the gel coat and restorer on the graphics. I'm sure it would take longer and cost more. Simple answer Yes. The restorer has to be put on in the shade, it has something to do with the product. I tried once to do in the sun and could feel the build up of heat on my finger. A little goes a long way, first rub it in then wipe off excess. I know there are alot of waxes out there and everybody has their favorite. I have been using NuFinish for years and am happy. Good Luck which ever way you go
craig7h 06/29/23 03:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Hairline Cracks in Graphics

I have stopped using wax on the graphics on my 07 MH. I found the wax was doing more harm than good. I found this product while asking the same type of question you are. I use the graphic restorer at least once a year try for twice. So far its as kept the graphic looking good. Good Luck
craig7h 06/28/23 03:16am General RVing Issues
RE: From a class C to class A ??

A few years back the DW and I made the worst decision of our RVing lives. We wanted to down size from a 35' 5th wheel to a smaller Class A. We ended up liking a 29' class A that we thought would do the job for our travels. Boy were we wrong! It really came down to lack of storage for long term travels. We started looking for Class A's that we could be gone months at a time with storage. Thats when we ended up with the 38' DP and have not looked back. My thoughts for you are look at storage both inside and out. Look at what you can get to with the slides "in" , as DW likes to use bathroom while traveling getting to the frig. that kind of thing. Good Luck
craig7h 06/28/23 03:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: canada

If you are traveling with pets you will need a, I believe, health certificate not older than 30 days. But check it out I may be wrong on the time. I know 3 years ageo I needed the pet form but was never asked for it at the boarder.
craig7h 06/20/23 02:23am Roads and Routes
RE: Water pump

Take your voltage meter (if you do not have go get one) and see if you are getting voltage at switch. If you are getting voltage at switch, there may be a in line fuse at the water pump location. Good Luck
craig7h 06/20/23 02:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace 1210 norcold with residential fridge

Instead of replacing the Norcold in our 2007 coach I put in a new cooling unit. After looking at residential fridges and figuring out that a lot of wood work would have to be done to make it look like it belonged there. I am not to good at woodworking to make it happen. We never boondock and always have to coach plugged in so it only made sense to turn the Norcold into a totally 120 unit. We went with JC refrigeration. They have a great product that replaces the old cooling unit. Its a very easy DYI project with great customer service. I know I did not answer your question but thought I would give you a different solution. The new cooling unit works great.
craig7h 06/13/23 04:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dewinterizing 2012 Fun Finder X189FBS

First off do you have an owners manual? If so there may be some information about winterizing and dewinterizing. If not try and find a manual. This is going to be all but a guess. First off try and find your "low point drains" there should be at least two one for the hot line and one for cold. Open them up along with a faucet to drain that is in the line. Does your water pump have a may be two foot capped plastic hose comeing off of it? If so that is used to suck up the rv antifreeze. There is a valve that will shut that action off causing the pump to pump water from holding tank. You did not say if you were or could get water from direct source. You also will have to find the water heater "bypass valves" you may have one, two or three it just depends. If possible you could also take it to a dealer or have a mobile tech come and show you how to dewinterize. Good Luck
craig7h 06/08/23 03:23am Beginning RVing
RE: Water heater Anode

My current rig the previous owner also put a spigot at the drain location. My heater did not require an anode rod anyway. This is why I answered your question. Every spring and fall while doing the winterizing and dewinterizing I like to flush out the water heater. I bought on of the plastic wands to get into the heater and flush out anything thats there. Once I dewinterize water stays in the heater til fall. It just made no sense for me to keep the spigot. Different side of question
craig7h 05/31/23 03:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kentucky's Bluegrass Parkway.

Thank you, we are going to be in the area last of August. Coming from Elkhart to Shelbyville KY then on to Pigeon Forge. Spending a week in Kentucky.
craig7h 05/27/23 04:41am Roads and Routes
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