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RE: RV Insurance

Good sam is a Broker representing several insurance companies. There are many Brokers like GS. I have tried to avoid GS myself but probably not an issue. ( I know .. this is a GS-owned forum!) When we full timed and needed special Full-time liability since we had no sticks and bricks. I use Miller Ins based in Or(broker) and know others that have used Overland, based in AZ I believe. they are Knowledgeable on specific RV needs, like GS. As a weekend warrior with a "home base" that covers your personal liabilities MH insurance is more or less an expensive auto policy. normal RV insurance is already rated based on the limited use of the RV. Some in fact give a bigger discount if you will define that "lay-up" period ... like November until April suspend its road coverage. During the time you won't drive it. Also, I was once told it's wise to have auto and RV ins by the same carrier to avoid multiple deductibles and issues if the Towed and MH are damaged in an accident. Not sure but it makes sense. I've always used a broker and had good luck as it costs nothing most of the time and many times the rates they get are cheaper than me shopping directly. Many insurers are no longer covering MH's esp the 500,000 up ones. Good luck in your search.
jorbill2or 01/26/22 08:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Combining black & grey tanks

There’s nothing different about a most Motorhomes. If you only have one outlet then it’s easy. Add a valtera twist on manual valve at the place you hook up the hose too and open both the black and grey valves. The tanks will both equalize levels. Open the manual valve when you want to drain. You just no longer use the old valves. I would cut and plumb ( glue) a hard valve on if you want to do it permanently as sooner or later your going to twist that valve off by accident .. oops. I close the old valves when working on hooking up etc “just in case” to limit the amount of spill is it accidentally twists off. I put a twist valve on when boondocking to increase the time I can go between dumping. I have 2 - 75 gallon tanks and the grey always fills faster.
jorbill2or 01/14/22 06:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good sam platinum roadside assist

Does anyone know who is really the servicing company behind GS roadside ? At one time it was Allstate Roadside. There are only a few roadside service companies that others contract and use their name on. FMCA and Escapees are using Saferide I know.
jorbill2or 01/03/22 04:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air-conditioner availability

Both RVP(Coleman) and Dometic are just now getting enough built units to offer to the retail market. Before, ALL production was allocated to the RV makers. For Dometic, it is INDEED a Supply Chain problem as Domewtic's are built in China. They are sitting in a Container ship off the West Coast. RVP is built in Wichita, Kansas, BUT!!!!! They rely on component parts from China. Doug When I replaced my dometic penguin II 15btu heat pump in June I could have sworn it said made in Mexico ? on the box/paperwork. I’m sure it’s all China parts though.
jorbill2or 12/17/21 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air-conditioner availability

In June , while visiting my cousins' farm in Indiana, I ordered a 15btu heat pump from Camping world delivered to the farm. I think it was 1500 at the time. received it 10 days later via ups and installed it using their tractor bucket. They are out there but you do need to actually get on a "list" somewhere! They go out of stock as soon as they come in because of the "list"! Waiting over a year? I'd change shops! They aren't trying or don't want your business. The removal and installation, with the help of the lift, took less than an hour. Basically, unplug, unbolt 4 bolts then reverse. Don't want to do it? Order it then call a mobile guy to install it. On looking at Camping, world shows a Dometic heat pump in stock and shipped free to my current location for $1440 I didn't push "buy" but it looks like it was a no problem. I don't like Camping world normally but they came through for me in this instance.
jorbill2or 12/16/21 08:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Aladdin Joy Stick

NWrvsupply Show one cap 4 bucks and cap and switch 75. which do you need? BTW a simple google search turned this up even though I Knew NW was the place to look.
jorbill2or 11/30/21 12:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Park Wi-Fi Issues

Skyline , how much internet do you need? just a little? Hotspot your phone, but that almost always will have serious limits even on unlimited phone plans ( unlimited is on the phone only. ). Most use unlimited or high Gig plans on a cellular Hotspot. There are hundreds of possibilities good and bad expensive and cheap. Too many to list. do a search for unlimited cellular internet hotspots. set aside a couple days ;) everyone will have their own opinion. First step figure out how much (many) gb you will go through while "camping"
jorbill2or 11/18/21 12:40pm Technology Corner
RE: RV Park Wi-Fi Issues

I think you'll find almost all wifi is "spotty" even if you are next to the office. Everyone is drinking from the same garden hose! somebody flushes a toilet and the water pressure goes to 0 because its a tiny hose. An analogy yes but explains how wifi works and why park wifi unless they invest big bucks,is lousy. Nobody I know that needs and uses the internet uses "campground" wifi. That's the unfortunate truth, forget camp wifi.
jorbill2or 11/18/21 12:25pm Technology Corner
RE: You're kidding...Right?

Use your axle weights you have and go to Toyos chart and adjust pressure.... all tires same axle same pressure Its nice to know if one side is heavier than the other and it probably is, but you'll do fine. (that's what the add 5% comes from ) 110 sounds high for the rear and the front depends on how loaded it is . What does the load placard say is "recommended" for your coach. As a former truck driver, My experience was the first 5000 miles were always harder and a little more squirley until the tread broke in. JMO
jorbill2or 11/10/21 02:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: zero G water hose

Like others, we have a few. our main hookup is on one that has been in AZ and Fl sun for two years and still works great ( so much for the durability question). The outer cover is a bit faded from when it was new. The zero-G isn't one of those cheap accordion hoses but does shrink some and is lightweight and flexible. I keep ours in a small wash bucket when on the road. As to water pressure, I'm not sure about the fittings but the hose itself , I think I read ,was rated to 600PSI ! a little overkill for the use ;) so I wouldn't worry about water pressure on the hose. They are rated for drinking water. Most of our friends have switched from the old white hard hoses in the last couple of years. They wouldn't switch back.
jorbill2or 11/03/21 11:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Laptop battery stored in a cold car...?

Turn it off . Going below freezing doesn’t hurt it . How do they ship these things In the winter. ( hint , In unheated trailers ) charging or “maybe” using might kill it, not storing it.
jorbill2or 10/24/21 01:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Wireless HDMI?

I have and use IOGEAR Wireless hdmi but I don’t see it being a solution for transmitting from a tablet .
jorbill2or 09/25/21 03:19pm Technology Corner
RE: Domiciling in California

The only Issue with using a mailbox is many banks investment firms DMV's etc Know the primary address as a business and will not accept it. Even if the PO box is listed as an "apartment" unit or whatever. This has been my experience. Some will accept but many won't. My Bank suggested a relative to me. They want a Hard "home" they can find you at or a contact person to reach you for Homeland security rules. Almost all cards, banks, etc let you list a domicile address separate from your "mailing" address
jorbill2or 09/13/21 10:36am Full-time RVing
RE: Domiciling in California

Yes I think using a relative or close friend as the address but setting up a mailing address at a mailing service box would work very well. Your family member would get no mail other than a very occasional piece but it will meet the legal definition. While not California , but in Oregon I sold my Portland area home and changed my address to my sister in laws and “moved my drivers license ins credit cards etc all to her address but with a different mail center mailing address with no issues. Because I was a in state transfer I provided no info or bills from my “new” domicile , just filled out a change of address form.
jorbill2or 09/12/21 08:23pm Full-time RVing
RE: Got the MH weighed.

The dirty little secret is probably most RV’s are overweight going down the road and don’t know it , because few actual weigh their rv’s . 2-3 thousand lbs of capacity disappears very quickly. As we want more and more things , manufacturers make them very close to overloaded.. Add water , waste tanks , case of beer , clothes bikes bedding etc. we carry it in 1lb at a time. It adds up
jorbill2or 09/05/21 08:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Providing my own WiFi

way2roll, Have you found a stand alone device with an unlimited Data plan? That's what stops me. I listed two a page ago! Calyx institute $400 or $500 (5g) per year “donation to the nonprofit” - sprint/T-Mobile and the fmca sprint -T-Mobile plan at 50 bucks a month. They are true unlimited hotspots. There are others. They aren’t at Walmart .. you’ll have to dig some .. tech forums , rv mobileinternet , and others.
jorbill2or 07/27/21 05:22pm Technology Corner
RE: Providing my own WiFi

As a with a lot of things, the answer is - it depends. If you are planning to use multiple devices, working, streaming tv/movies etc I would definitely opt for a dedicated hot spot with an unlimited data plan. If you are just browsing, checking email etc, I am sure your phone's hot spot will suffice. Why? Everything you say can be handled by the phones just fine...at least it has for us. Because I’d venture You aren’t a real big user of internet.. ok but but some people are. Go over to rv mobile internet and see. In our case We use almost 300gb a month and are minor users ….there are those who use that in a few days.. how much are you using in your phones hotspot a month? 1movie is 2-3 gb If your a weekend warrior sure the phone may work. We started out full time that way and quickly adapted .. DW had a provided business phone with rare unlimited hotspot .. most don’t have much more than 15-30gb a month hotspot on their unlimited phone and don’t know it ! that’s a day for us . Using the phone became a hassle and I need cameras security etc online 24 7 Open up to the idea your method isnt the only way. Or even the best way for someone else The question was what were the options. Let the op decide
jorbill2or 07/27/21 08:29am Technology Corner
RE: Providing my own WiFi

How much data will you use ? The cellphone ( most ) will put low data cap on hotspot data on your “unlimited “ phone The dedicated hotspot will cost more but give you multiple WiFi connections tv laptop etc.” Verizon “ works well for you now but are you traveling ? How’s sprint/ t mobile? For example …. FMCA. Offers members 50 bucks a month for truly unlimited hotspot ! lease the hotsopt for 40 bucks upfront . calix institute for and annual 400$ donation will give you a truly unlimited-free hotspot (that works out to 33 bucks a month). After you buy the hotspot . there are many more solutions. How much do you need and want to spend ? Btw we never used campground WiFi in the last 5 years full time . We have att on the phone 40g ea hotspot. And an old att hotspot Mobley plan long gone - 23 bucks .. Verizon ( no longer avail ) 65 a month unlimited hotspot. We no longer use satellite for tv and stream youtube tv with others and my DW zoom business calls for well over 200 -300g a month.
jorbill2or 07/25/21 06:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Why is the generator cycling??

If the batteries were low ....Battery Charger?
jorbill2or 07/08/21 09:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toto tires

Installed Toyo 295/80r22.5 7 years ago and 55000 miles ago, after I bought the coach,an 03 Beaver Marquis . I Replaced 5-year-old failing cracked sidewall Michelins. I didn't notice any handling difference between them but I only had a short time that I drove the 5-year-old Michelins. The Toyos still look new, with no cracks of course the tread is great since they are 150-200 thousand mile tires and I have never covered them, but I full time and they dont sit for Months. I'm looking to replace them this year as I believe they have timed out at 7-8 years. I would go with them again, no question! I will never put Michelin on with all the cracking on others I've personally seen and they are way overpriced.
jorbill2or 07/03/21 11:25am Class A Motorhomes
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