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RE: Virginia GCWR rules / commercial / travel trailer

Be careful - There are forum cops around! :Z
phil-t 06/13/21 07:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Alaska advice

Get on line and search for Ferry to Alaska. Lots of expensive options. Tools there to estimate fares and times, etc. No Canadian Customs unless de board into Canada, can't do that at this time anyhow.
phil-t 06/09/21 01:59pm Truck Campers
RE: camping world service

I have been trying to get a CW catalog and no luck, what do I have to do?? thank you Bob Look on-line! You are on-line to this forum? Paper is on the way out for more than one reason. Wasteful, expensive and, I know; you like the paper version.
phil-t 06/06/21 05:38pm Camping World Accessories
RE: Propane hook up for peripherals

Without seeing your particular setup, no one will be able to reccomend anything specific. Better to get a knowlegable individual involved, on site.
phil-t 05/30/21 03:23am Tech Issues
RE: How long to build Class A Gas motorhome

It's not how long it takes to build - it's how long it takes b4 they start the build.
phil-t 05/29/21 02:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Washer/Dryer Combo

Splende combo, vented model, not cheap, small loads, works great, will never go back to a laundramat. Pick your clothes to be wash-n-wear. Loads are not really all that small - we do our king-size bed sheets and pillow cases in one load. Just two of us so the BIG sticks n bricks laudry equipment is not missed at all. Occasional access to a full size laudry facility for large items like comforters is welcome occasionally.
phil-t 05/19/21 06:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

There are ways to mitigate some of the front engine noise and the possible poor handling characteristics of the gas coach. Not saying it can ever be as nice or comfortable as a DP, but there is that price tag. Add just $3k for improvements to the gas coach and lot of the "bads" will go away.
phil-t 05/17/21 05:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

We just went into our second gas coach. Number one was floor plan. We got every feature we wanted. I was very familiar and comfortable with the F53 chassis, handling and upgrades to improve that. After about 20k miles on that first gas coach I was very comfortable in the driver's seat. Not impressed with the cost of a diesel and the maintenance that goes with it and the, generally, more complex systems they incorporate, we went for a high end gas coach. I am a DIYr for maintenance and felt the diesel coach and it's systems would be beyond my mechanical abilities, or at least my desire to do that maintenance.
phil-t 05/17/21 03:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Missisippi RV parks on I-55

Tom Sawyer RV park just off I55 in Memphis - not too far out of Mississippi.
phil-t 05/10/21 10:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What month to avoid the massive bug hatch??

Most years - bugs in the northern lattitudes can be bad from mid-May through June and some into July. Mid July and later are generally pretty good for weather and low bug levels.
phil-t 05/09/21 07:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Can I run my Onan while plugged into shore power?

The main reason to run the gen is to move the awful ethanol gas through. For this you do not need a load to be placed on the generator head or the engine. The other reason is to exercise the generator head, which you DO NOT need to do weekly or even monthly. It is good to do once a month or every two months, but depending on the gen it is not really that necessary. On my old Onan I would let it sit all winter, and even a few years for one sitting, and all was fine. I could not tell any difference in either the gen or the engine. If you will not use it for a while it is best to run the carb dry or at least use Stabil gas additive to keep the gas from turning to varnish in the carb. There are other methods of course... As for transfer switches or circuit breakers or however your particular RV switches I, nor anyone, can say, that is particular to your setup. Are these recommendations comming from Cummins Onan? I can't find those recommendations anywhere. Cummins suggests 30 days for a load exercise and it is to warm up the generator head and expell any moisture causing corrosion. Time would likely depend a lot on environment of storage. Gascondition is, again, greatly affected by storage conditions, mostly moisture.
phil-t 05/04/21 09:51am Tech Issues
RE: GSC Roadside Assist vs Tire and Wheel Protection

I believe you need Platinum Complete to get the Tire & Wheel coverage included.
phil-t 05/04/21 09:45am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Can I run my Onan while plugged into shore power?

I have run my 5500 Onan while plugged in. It switches to generator power - I did it simply to exercise the genny while I was campground hosting for 3 months. I think I did have an issue with the genny hour meter though. I think it continued to run after shutting down the generator - somehow being energized from the shore power. My hour meter went from 4XX hours to over 2000 this winter and I never used it except to exercise it monthly while plugged in.
phil-t 05/03/21 06:11pm Tech Issues
RE: For sale ads?

There are enough places to advertise what you might be selling/shopping for. How many classified sections do you post in/read now?
phil-t 05/03/21 11:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Las Vegas

After living there for nearly 4 years and making a few visits since, there is no way we would stay at an unsecured RV campground/park in LV.
phil-t 05/03/21 06:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Volunteer camphost needed

the last time we looked into hosting...and it was a while...illinois considered the "free" campsite as taxable income. best to check. It's not just Illinois. Federal and pretty much any state with an income tax consider it income. Look up Barter rules with the IRS. You are supposed to estimate the value of the goods and services received and record that as income (minus any allowable deductions). LOL, Governments absolutely hate bartering. They get no $$$$. And "estimating value of a benefit given in exchange for labor", leaves a big wide open window for that estimation. I don't know what the current USA estimates are on loss of taxes to barter but I bet it's a BIG number.
phil-t 05/03/21 06:37am Workamping Forum
RE: toilet water valve

Vacuum breaker valve? Keeps the water line from sucking water from the toilet (in a bad event) into the water lines.
phil-t 05/03/21 06:26am Truck Campers
RE: Inside sewer smell

Air Admittance Valve - Amazon
phil-t 04/25/21 05:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is the year of the coach based on the year of the chassis

Common - yes. We have 2010 Vista 32k on a '09 F53 Chassis. Big deal if there was a major change in the chassis - like from 5sp to 6sp auto trans. Or, V10 to V8.
phil-t 04/25/21 07:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Toad on Trailer vs 4 Down

Towing backwards is problematic for the front end, steering. Alignment not setup for rearward travel. I would trailer it.
phil-t 04/25/21 03:49am Dinghy Towing
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