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RE: Oxygenics Fury RV Handheld Shower

......Read This ye self proclaimed heretic. ...... I read the ad. It says the shower head can use as little as 1.5 gallons/minute. Since I am looking to maintain my 1 gallon shower that gives me a total of about 45 seconds for a shower. I don't need oxygen in my shower, just a low flow so I can wet down and later rinse off without using gallons and gallons of water. I tried one and not sure I'm convinced it is any better than a regular water saving shower head. Probably not worth the trouble to experiment and see which one uses the least amount of water. One thing though, I noticed my shower head seemed to use more nitrogen than oxygen :-)
paddykernahan 02/15/20 10:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Alone or in a group?

Never traveled/camped with a group. Too free spirited and don't like to plan too far ahead. Would consider a group camp destination for a few days or more.
paddykernahan 01/10/20 07:11am RV Lifestyle
RE: Proposed new gun law for interstate travel

One can only hope something like this will pass someday. Kind of crazy that you can be all good and proper and become a felon by crossing a state line. Actually if all states followed the Constitution this would be a moot point. Speaking of that party that more than likely would never approve this seems to be constantly shouting "But the Constitution" but when it comes to measures like this, NOPE NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, we don't care what the Constitution says.
paddykernahan 01/10/20 06:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Motorhomes on Mercedes Chassis

Jumping into this late I have a few comments: - Criticism of handling or stability from somebody who has never driven a Sprinter isn't to be taken seriously. - Chassis reliability reports look opposite for good reason. Most Sprinters are very reliable and have reasonable maintenance costs. A small but still significant number of owners have been plagued with highly unreasonable reliability problems accompanied by horribly large costs. - My only first-hand negative wind stability report is from one time when I made an unscheduled multi day stop during a windstorm. The Sprinter was darn squirely to the point I felt is was dangerous. It did make it past a few blown over semis before the next Interstate exit. - Because of the recurring mechanical problems some owners have suffered through, I am honestly scared it could happen to me. I treat it carefully and try to keep ahead on preventative maintenance. So why did I buy one and have no intent of changing after 10 years? 1. The horrible claustrophobic front seating of the Ford chassis, and to a slightly less extent, the Chevy chassis. For all of you who aren't bothered by it, that's great. 2. When shopping I was able to find zero shorter class Cs with slideout where I could push the driver seat far enough back for driving. 3. The easy access between the cab and coach. 4. The 6" narrower width when driving on narrow roads with no shoulder. 5. It's darn easy to drive, and the roomy cab is a pleasure. Agree with everything road-runner said. 25,000 miles and two years and no problems.
paddykernahan 12/26/19 07:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: diesel class c

Everyone seems to like the fuel economy and perhaps quietness (depends on what models one is comparing) of a diesel but what about the initial cost? Every diesel based Class C (eg. Winnebago View or Fuse) is $30 to $40 thousand more than a comparable Ford E350/E450 based motorhome. You can certainly buy a lot of gas for that price difference. Not everyone wants to pay over $100,000 for a motorhome. That's why Ford still sells many thousands of the E350/E450 cutaway chassis to the RV industry each year. AND, as soon as you mention Mercedes Benz in a parts store or repair shop their eyes light up. Been there, done that with MB autos.Loved my 300D though . My thoughts point mainly to this. If you need service as you venture across the fruited plain, your chances of getting a Ford V-10 repaired and down the road far exceeds your chances of having your MB repaired. For the sake of fuel consumption and the initial cost, do the math. Love my Duramax in my pick up though. AND be sure and be putting some fuel lubricity additives in your tank if you are using Diesel. With the sulphur content being lowered and now the added DEF fluid, injectors are not lasting as long as they once were. My local small diesel engine man in town has lots of trucks waiting for such items. On the Duramax ,it's 3K for 8 new injectors. Just wanted to point out that your last paragraph sounds like DEF is part of the combustion process which it is not. DEF is part of the exhaust system and not the engine which would not effect the injectors. And, new/newer diesel engines are geared/designed for ULSD (Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel). Most engine manufacturers say to NOT add anything to the fuel. Safe travels, MM. I'm working on it.
paddykernahan 12/07/19 10:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What is the purpose of low point drains?

I find that the low point drains are great for that pink antifreeze hair treatment. When I open the low point drain under pressure, it sprays all over the bottom of the MH and me.
paddykernahan 11/25/19 05:55am Beginning RVing
RE: Thinking about downsizing to a B

We have a Pleasure-Way XLMB. Technically a class C. Shorter than many class B's. (22 foot) Slightly wider than a class B. Much taller than a class B. Huge dry bath that is bigger than a lot of class C's. No slides. Not cheap. MB Sprinter.
paddykernahan 11/25/19 05:38am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Move to Motorhome

22 foot on a Sprinter. (Total length = 22'9") 16 MPG Murphy Bed (Queen) No slides. Plenty of space for the two of us for at least 4 weeks (haven't tried longer yet) So small we have never needed a toad. Huge Corian with glass door shower (Bigger bathroom than some class A's. Very easy to drive. 24,000 miles and no problems. Pleasure-Way XLMB Make sure you look at as many as you can and pick the one that fits you best.
paddykernahan 11/11/19 12:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Country Ham

I'm from Michigan but always had country ham and grits growing up. Not sure where my dad got a taste for it. Have a sister-in-law that keeps me supplied in country ham. Don't eat it often but I love the stuff.
paddykernahan 11/05/19 11:29am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: diesel class c

Bought the interior layout that we thought was best for us. Murphy Bed with no slides and less than 23 foot. It happened to be on a MB 3.0 turbo diesel. Couldn't be happier with the whole package. Know that oil changes cost more and when something breaks it will be expensive. I can live with the extra expenses with such a great running vehicle. 16.5 MPG was a bonus.
paddykernahan 11/05/19 08:30am Class C Motorhomes
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