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RE: 2006 HR Scepter transfer switch location?

Good news for me - it started working again! I'm guessing it just has not been used enough lately! Anyhow, never found it, but crisis over! Working intermittently sounds like a loose ground or wire somewhere.
way2roll 09/15/23 05:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2006 HR Scepter transfer switch location?

That's frustrating. I am sure you checked but it's worth asking, are you getting power on Shore power? Have you checked your main panel to ensure the main breaker isn't tripped?
way2roll 09/13/23 02:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2006 HR Scepter transfer switch location?

When you say no generator power, do you mean it's running but it's not providing power to the coach? There's an actual breaker on the generator itself. Usually on a side somewhere. Check that. I had the same issue once and realized I bumped the breaker while doing something else, reset it and had power again.
way2roll 09/13/23 10:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: mixing batteriy sizes

Connecting batteries will equalize them and eventually all will only be as strong as the weakest one. When you connect brand new batteries to used batteries of the same model (never mix and match batteries that aren’t identical in the same bank), the new ones inherit the capacity of the used ones since they must all charge and discharge in unison. So unless your current batteries are only lightly used and are providing nearly 100% of their rated capacity, you will miss out on some of the capacity of the new batteries you buy for expansion.
way2roll 09/13/23 06:23am Tech Issues
RE: FDR State Park campground in Georgia

Pine Mountain is the name. No mountains. Nope, It's in the mountains.
way2roll 09/13/23 05:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: FDR State Park campground in Georgia

Isn't this in the Mountains? No Alligators in the mountains.
way2roll 09/12/23 10:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: good sam raodside assistance nightmare

While I have had a good experience with Coachnet in the past, I don't even bother with an RSA anymore. I figure I can find a tire, tow or a mechanic as easy if not easier than an RCA that's not constrained to in-network contracts. Contractors for RSA's usually have to wait to get paid so they aren't really going out of their way to accept those jobs unless they need the business. You always pay for the tire anyway, so what are you really getting for your premium? I know what I need more than some RSA mediator who usually has no clue. Not sure how many times I've read on these forums where the RSA sent the wrong tow truck or equipment and they had to do it over. In your case, I would have unhooked my truck, went to get the tire you found 60 miles away and installed myself. Probably back in business in 3 hours and less money spent. 2 years ago in a new FW we had two blowouts within 5 miles of one another. I was still covered under factory RSA. I called a local company myself anyway. I was back in business in 2 hours and all it cost me was the service call and cost of the tires I was going to have to pay for anyway. Had the young guy bring me 2 more of the same tire and paid him $100 to replace them all. Everyone was happy. To this day I can't see any why having an RSA in that scenario would have helped or saved me any money. I mean what service do you really get for your money that's better than what you can handle yourself?
way2roll 09/12/23 06:22am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Ghost Towns

Been fascinated by the prospect of seeing one but never been. Thanks for the tips on sites. Planning a trip out west this year.
way2roll 09/11/23 02:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: water at base of toilet - temp fix good idea or bad?

Yep, caulking will just trap the water and cause rot quicker.
way2roll 09/11/23 11:11am Tech Issues
RE: wiggle room on price

When I bought any RV I've ever had I look nationwide for the exact model I want, and start calling them up and ask them point blank - what's your best price? I have no qualms about travelling pretty far to save several grand. Some large dealers have pretty realistic prices. Then start pitting dealers against one another. If a local dealer can meet someone else's best price, great. But in short order you'll get a sense of what your best price can be. They all usually arrive at close to the same number. What % off MSRP is immaterial since MSRP is made up number anyway. But if it helps - it's usually about 33% off.
way2roll 09/11/23 11:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Doris is Dead!

If I were to guess I think you have a battery problem more than an electrical one. Your lights should all be 12V as are the thermostats for your HVAC and potentially your fridge. For some reason even hooked up to shore power your batts aren't charging. Maybe they are completely toast.
way2roll 09/11/23 10:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A gas - fiberglass roof? Who uses them?

I personally don't understand the obsession with a fiberglass roof. Our current MH has a Brite Tech roof that is 16 years old and looks as good today as it did 16 years ago. On the other hand I have seen some fiberglass roofs that are so paper thin it's a wonder they're still there. each their own - I'd be far more concerned with the house construction itself rather than a roof material. Remember, darn near every large commercial building has some type of rubber roof on it. Agreed. I've had various RV's with various roof types. Well maintained they all seem to last. What really matters is how well the seams and penetrations are installed and sealed.
way2roll 09/08/23 11:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford files trademark for F200 pickup.

"Auto manufacturers are putting billions into EV development because people want them." Wrong. Auto manufacturers are putting Billions of dollars into them because the government is giving them the money - taxpayer money. And you have built in demand - because the government is making EV's mandatory. This is not about free market capitalism and being competitive. This is about auto manufacturers making a deal with the government to secure funding and a captive consumer. And to your point, the manufacturers that don't get that deal, will go under. They can't do it on their own merit and resources, it's not cost effective. So the government again gets to dictate the market and who survives in it, not free market competition. When the government decides to manipulate the market with taxpayer money, your freedom to choose as a consumer is gone. And the loss of that freedom gets paired with a lighter wallet.
way2roll 09/08/23 10:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford files trademark for F200 pickup.

Possibly poorly worded on my part. The number one selling car in the world is the tesla model Y. “For the first time, an electric vehicle – the Tesla Model Y – became the world's best-selling car, at least for the first quarter of 2023, topping the Toyota Corolla and Toyota RAV4, according to data from JATO Dynamics published by Motor1.” I’m not aware of anywhere that forces you to buy an EV but I’m not an American. Maybe you have different rules there. Here you can buy whatever car or truck you want. Where do you live that you are being forced to buy an EV tow vehicle? Facts are slippery things and it requires you to do a little due diligence rather than take the word of someone with a vested interest. Autoweek article - Is Tesla Model Y The World’s Best-Selling Car? Nope, Not Even Close. And I am not sure why you can't grasp the financial impact to people who do not want to buy EV's. When the government mandates and pumps Billions into auto makers to force them to produce EV's, or when infrastructure has to be updated to support EV's, Or landfills have to update their practices, the list goes on and on - who do you think pays for that? Every single American who files taxes despite 93% of them NOT buying an EV - that's who.
way2roll 09/08/23 08:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford files trademark for F200 pickup.

Ok. But the easy answer is just not to buy one if it doesn’t suit you. Obviously many people prefer the tech, performance and convenience of an EV. It’s probably what makes them the number one selling car in the world. For others it’s the wrong fit and they buy something else. Drive what you love and love what you drive. As far as tow vehicles just buy a gas or diesel vehicle if that’s what you need. Presently electric tow vehicles are fine for small low profile trailers. I’m sure that will change a lot in the next 5 years. If you have a bigger trailer there is a large choice of gas and diesel vehicles. Cheers. EV's are the number one car selling in the world? Where are you getting your information? Currently - even with an increase in sales that has once again slowed - EV's sales make up 7% of the market share. It's not even possible with current production to make them the number one selling vehicle. Not even close. Once again you miss my overarching point - it's not just about what I want or don't want to buy. These initiatives put me on the hook to pay for them whether I want to buy one or not. My opinion doesn't matter. It's being forced instead of organic free market. EV's are being mandated at the consumer and manufacturer level. I guess it's fine if they up your taxes and cost of electricity, and landfill fees etc to support the initiative if you agree with it.
way2roll 09/08/23 08:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford files trademark for F200 pickup.

I don't know how they can claim zero emissions, how much emissions were made in the construction/production of them and how (ow) much? I’m not sure what you are asking. During the operation of the vehicle there are no exhaust emissions. Emissions during manufacture are a different metric and are easy to find and compare on the web. That's the biggest catch phrase of the EV argument - "zero emissions". most of the sales pitch and metrics for EV's is tailpipe emissions - there is no tailpipe. There's a TON of conflicting and manipulated information as to the ecological impacts of EV production and end of life. There's also humanitarian impacts and resource availability. You don't hear much about the latter 2. But resources required for EV production are limited- more so than the materials for ICE production. Dependency of foreign nations for materials is also a major factor. The energy grid will be leveraged proportionate to the decline of gasoline. That requires infrastructure and demand - both of those will impact consumer cost and taxes. I'm already seeing articles on how it costs more to charge an EV than the cost to fill up an ICE. Again, we haven't solved anything. Just traded old problems for new ones and to produce a product that to date is inferior in performance with respect to tow vehicles. But that's what's been decided on our path. There is no choice.
way2roll 09/08/23 06:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford files trademark for F200 pickup.

I think we should try steam again as well.Yes and fired with coal or heavy sulfur crude ;) Anyone know the range of a steam train engine before needing water? Farther than an EV. :-)
way2roll 09/08/23 06:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford files trademark for F200 pickup.

I guess the real question is - is Ford doing this based on what they thought organic capitalistic demand is, or under government duress and funding to insulate from failure? …. . I would say it is a competitive move, not just Ford, by all of them to get ahead of the game rather than try to play the come from behind game later. Whoever is first is likely to reap the greater profits. Like it or not EV is the future. I'll have to disagree. I think it's the interim future depending on who is holding the purse and the iron fist. But there's too many downsides to EV's right now. And while I get first gen of any product will have to have it's evolution, EV's just aren't better than ICE's. Not in performance and not in measurable ecological impact when you look at the process cradle to grave. And in order to have a real success, a product needs to be better than the one it's replacing. Either that or have it forced upon you. But being forced just illustrates my argument. If EV's were better they would have succeeded through their own merits decades ago. Success isn't really success if it's mandated. Consumer demand won't support the current EV offerings to offset ICE sales. Reminds me of the whole DEF solution for diesel emissions. Sure it might work on paper, but it's clunky, messy, provides it's own ecological impacts to production and the capper - the container it's in is not recyclable. Just trading one set of problems for another. This isn't solving anything - aside from filling more coffers. BTW - I am in no way anti EV. I am all for freedom of choice to buy the products you want. I don't want to infringe on any potential EV buyer from living their dream. Just don't make it part of my tax bill.
way2roll 09/06/23 02:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford files trademark for F200 pickup.

I guess the real question is - is Ford doing this based on what they thought organic capitalistic demand is, or under government duress and funding to insulate from failure? If you throw enough money at something you can make it work, but is it really what consumers want? The net result is, it doesn't matter. Because whether you buy these vehicles or not, as a taxpayer you're still footing the bill either way- success or failure. But consumer demand is not the driving force behind this effort. Good thing the government knows what I need so I don't have to think about it.
way2roll 09/06/23 11:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Forest River

If I were looking at an RV that was 15 years old I would be less concerned with brand or model and more about the condition. I have had 2 Fr products and pretty happy with them but you could pick a top of the line brand and it wouldn't matter if it wasn't taken care of vs a lower end brand that was immaculate.
way2roll 09/05/23 10:54am Class C Motorhomes
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