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RE: Alaska Bound

Make sure you do some(or many) trip reports with pics for those of us staying in the lower 48. :)
routeforty 05/09/22 08:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Renting out your RV

When I bought our motorhome and called for insurance, the first thing the agent said to me was that if I rented it that I was not covered. If I had plans to rent it I would need to find another company.
routeforty 05/05/22 06:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: stuck dump valve

on my 2019 reflection the black tank valve is stuck closed, there is nothing in the tank except the a few cups of water and plumbing antifreeze from dewinterizing yesterday, but the valve does not move at all, anyone know a way without opening up the underbelly to get this freed up? My story might be different than what you have but on our 2001 alpenlite and after a few winters in Az the rod was getting very hard to pull and push so after emptying the black tank I poured cooking oil in the toilet and let it sit over night and then it worked perfect. had to do every couple of years. Might give it a try. Bottles have gotten smaller so maybe more is better. chevmanInteresting :h How much do you use?(cup,quart,gallon?) and how big is your tank?
routeforty 04/29/22 10:12am Tech Issues
RE: Portable Gen Wireless Start Questions

I was excited when I bought my 3400W remote start. I thought all my problems were solved. I could just press a button, run the AC or microwave, crawl in bed after a good meal, watch TV for awhile, then press a button to turn off the generator and go to sleep. NOT! I left the power switch on for one night and the battery was dead as a door nail the next morning. Now I go outside to turn it off and on. The remote dongle lives in a drawer. Be careful not to drain her chassis battery.I think the original battery may not be that great. I now routinely leave the battery switch in the on position while camping and have had no problems. Sometimes, I'll shut it off if I'm in the area during the day, but I don't go out of my way to do it.I assume you replaced the original battery. With what? Did you go with the same size or a larger one? Gary
routeforty 02/20/22 07:59am Tech Issues
RE: Portable Gen Wireless Start Questions

Westinghouse also has one. i-gen Like the champs and others, it's a chinese knockoff of honda or Yamaha equipment.I have this model. To use the remote start you have to turn the battery switch, or button on(the red one at the top left on the panel). If left on too long, like overnight, the battery goes dead. So then you have to start it manually. So whenever I want to start it remotely I have to go out and flip the battery switch on. Kind of defeats the purpose of a remote starter. I think I saw some place where you could replace the original battery with a larger one, but I haven't had time yet to look into that. Gary
routeforty 02/18/22 01:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Rant - getting someone to work on a Class C motorhome

I have a chevy C also. Wanted to change from SAE oil to full synthetic and stopped at the local Chevy dealer to ask about doing that. Got the same answer you did, they don't have a lift that could handle it. Asked where I could have any work done if needed and he pointed down the street to a truck repair shop. Gary
routeforty 02/15/22 04:03pm General RVing Issues
stroke of genius???

Oh great! I guess it could be called a lack of preparedness. But sitting in the trailer watching the sleet and ice fall, realizing that now they are calling for 6"-9" of snow (where just a few hours ago they were saying just a period of freezing rain for our area), I realized that one of the propane tanks was empty and the other less than half full. Also hardly any food in here. Extremely limited water. I do have a small ceramic heater, but they're saying that there will probably be power outages. The roads are virtually unpassable due to the ice buildup, but probably wouldn't do any good as most of the stores(including the propane dealer) have closed early. No TV reception and the radio just works a little. What was I going to do?? Then the stroke of genius hit! :SI'm just going to open the door, walk(or slide) across the driveway, go in the house and sit by the wood stove and see what DW is planning for supper tonight :W:W. Praying all of you in the storm area will be safe and warm. Gary
routeforty 02/03/22 10:39am RV Lifestyle
RE: pocket knife

redcatcher, you're right on not carrying the p-38 in your pocket. I probably learned the same way you did-experience. And it only took 1 lesson
routeforty 01/22/22 01:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: pocket knife

Carried one thru the Nam and still to this day.garmp, what was the knife called, a pocket knife, I'm guessing it was Vietnam era, that was metal on both sides(possibly stainless) and had multiple blades etc. Sort of a swiss army knife, but it was US military I believe. I have a couple around here somewhere. I think it was known by a number but I can't rememeber it. Also just thought of the little canopener about an inch long with a hook on one end that was known by a number. Do you remember what it was. Gary
routeforty 01/21/22 04:16pm Around the Campfire
pocket knife

Just thinking, Do you remember when everybody carried a pocket knife(pen knife)? There was always a need for one. I remember as an older teen that I had to have one, my dad always carried one, along with just about every other man older than me. Probably most younger folks don't even know what one is. Or if they do carry one they would probably be arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. Just reminiscing. Gary
routeforty 01/21/22 10:40am Around the Campfire
RE: 2003 Lance 845 rear bumper damaged

If it were me I would probably start with some phone calls. One might be to Outdoor Express, Falling Waters, VA. I had a Lance a few years ago and talked to a Lance factory rep and he called Outdoor express Lance's east coast body shop. Possibly The Truck Camper warehouse in New Hampshire. Or even call the Lance factory in California. I think there's a Lance owners forum, which you could link from Lance's homepage. Maybe ask on that forum. I'd try some of these-maybe you can get a direction to start. Also if you could post some pictures and we could see the damage you might get some advice. Gary
routeforty 11/28/21 08:01am Truck Campers
RE: What I like about tent camping

I was going to have my wife answer that question-What I like about tent camping. Her answer-Nothing, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY FOR SURE NOTHING!!!!!! I had always tent camped. When we first got married I borrowed my parents popup for a weekend(luxury for me) She informed me when we got home that she would 'camp' with me but only if she had a microwave, bathroom and a real bed to sleep in. Good thing she was really hot and had many, many other great qualities. :B
routeforty 11/12/21 05:09pm Tent Camping
RE: What do tow behind your Class C?

2021 chevy spark, 4 down. Had base plate installed by etrailer. If you look for a base plate for chevy spark on their website there is a video for it-that's my car.
routeforty 10/22/21 10:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Over filling

Just reread your post-I answered a question you didn't ask. On mine, if yours is similar-has a switch or lever where the water fill is. this must be turned to what you want-whether city or tank fill. Mine is blue and about 2" long.
routeforty 09/24/21 08:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Over filling

I have a coachman a couple years newer than you and I have done this twice. One was while filling and not paying attention when it filled up. The other was when I thought I had my water switch on city but it was on tank fill while we took a walk around the CG. The water overflowed for at least 15 minutes. No problems except for a lot of water wasted and a muddy mess around the motorhome. The water just goes out the top vent or overflow and onto the ground.
routeforty 09/24/21 07:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Class A Low Bridge Accident

I wonder if the google street view camera hit the bridge also. I was looking at it(the street view) clicking to progress forward and when it came to going under the bridge(from both directions) the picture was really messed up. :h :h :h
routeforty 09/15/21 10:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Enclosed Trailers (car haulers)

Long ways from SoCal, but MTI trailers out of TN is a quality low end trailer. But that is of no use to you unless you plan on driving a couple 3 days. It would be more productive if you posted the brands you’re considering since they’re generally regional mfgs save for the big name mfgs.Is MTI a trailer mfg or a dealer. I couldn't find an MTI trailer mfg in Tennessee. Interested in finding them because I too am thinking about purchasing one. thanks, Gary Sorry, not TN, it's Middlebury Trailer in Indiana. That is the manufacturer. I only owned the one I bought for about 2 weeks, lol. Bought it, loaded it up and drove it cross country at 80-90mph and then sold it. Things that stood out in a "bargain" brand trailer standard features. -Full plywood wall lining, -Engineered wood floor that very robust and supposed to be waterproof. I've bought numerous "budget" cargo trailers that needed another layer of flooring just to be acceptable for anything other than foot traffic. -Side door, even on little trailers with heavy duty bar lock. -Decent amount of stone/rock protection diamond plate - Nice LED lighting, solid diamond plate fenders, standard interior light - Picking color if you order one is no upcharge. - Ramp door felt solid, no flexingI saw the one in Middlebury and wondered if that was it. Thanks for the clarification. Will look into it further. Gary
routeforty 08/09/21 01:16pm Toy Haulers
RE: Enclosed Trailers (car haulers)

Long ways from SoCal, but MTI trailers out of TN is a quality low end trailer. But that is of no use to you unless you plan on driving a couple 3 days. It would be more productive if you posted the brands you’re considering since they’re generally regional mfgs save for the big name mfgs.Is MTI a trailer mfg or a dealer. I couldn't find an MTI trailer mfg in Tennessee. Interested in finding them because I too am thinking about purchasing one. thanks, Gary
routeforty 08/09/21 08:30am Toy Haulers
RE: is replacing hub seals a big job?

Jim-linda is correct, super easy. Any trailer place has replacements. I carry a couple spares. About a buck(or less) apiece.
routeforty 07/06/21 10:23am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Inside tire valve extensions

I put metal valve extensions(from NAPA) on my MH. When I screwed them on it began to leak. I backed off a couple turns until the leak stopped. Haven't had a problem in 20k miles.
routeforty 07/01/21 07:36pm Class A Motorhomes
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