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RE: Chassis battery

On my Chateau 28Z, the shore power charger is disconnected from the batteries (both house and chassis) when the battery disconnect is set to "store". You can check with a volt meter across the house batteries; when the battery disconnect switch is in store, you would show a voltage of ~12.3 and a voltage between than 12.7 and 14.2 with the disconnect switch in "Use" (or connected...) and on shore power. If voltage is the same regardless and below 12.5, then check the fuses and breakers. Hopefully the solution is that simple. One other note; the CO and propane detector and one radio draw power at about 1/2 amp from the house batteries whenever the switch is connected. Neither can be turned off independently.
gme105 09/01/19 06:07pm Class A Motorhomes
Length and public campsite availability lately?

Still trying to decide between a 24 foot and a 30 foot class C. There are a number of places on the web where you can figure out which public campgrounds have SOME sites for RV's of various lengths. One U-Tube video I saw where someone looked at over a hundred National Park campgrounds and figured out 83% of them had sites for RV's up to 30 feet. Unfortunately that doesn't paint a true picture as many have only a few sites that will fit longer units and many of those are reserved shortly after their first date of eligibility. Another site pointed out that new RV's are selling significantly faster than the number of campsites are being added and most public campgrounds were designed long before RV's became popular. So what are your experiences like lately? Can you show up or call a few days prior and fit a 30 foot RV? How about private campgrounds near popular parks? Is it worth sacrificing the comforts of the longer units for greater opportunity by buying a smaller one? How much time do you spend planning ahead (and how long ahead) when traveling?
gme105 07/17/19 03:51pm Beginning RVing
RE: Overhang

Another thing to think about is the counter-swing of such a long overhang. I used to drive school buses in Minneapolis and some of those were similarly designed. I scraped off a rear clearance light on the right side while pulling away from a curb to the left against parking sign that was two feet away when I was parked (the kids on the bus were quick to point that one out to me!). The back of the rig can move significantly to the opposite direction of a tight turn. Think about that in a crowded campground!
gme105 07/17/19 03:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Reliability of propane and water in slide

Wow! I sincerely appreciate all the rapid responses and your collective experience. I was talking to the dealer's service manager today about this and other issues and he said his experience was there were more often problems with stationary kitchen appliances with less flexibility. I can see that argument as well. Of course there are more stationary appliances (from what I can see) than those in slides so I suppose that would also mean more repair shop incidents. It sounds like this is not the big concern I thought it might be. Again, my sincere thanks to all of you! Greg
gme105 07/16/19 11:13pm Class C Motorhomes
Reliability of propane and water in slide

Howdy all! We're looking at buying our first RV and have narrowed the search to 30' class C's with a stationary walk around bed. One thing I've noticed on some (like the Four Winds/Chateau 28Z) is the stove and/or sink are in the dining room slide. That seems like a really bad idea as the propane, water and drain lines would have to flex a lot each time the slide moves. The other thing this does is add weight to the slide, adding strain on the slide motors and track assemblies. The question is, how reliable is that? Anyone have experience with a leak or failure in this type of design? Thanks!!
gme105 07/15/19 09:28pm Class C Motorhomes
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