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RE: Motorhomes with 19.5 vs 22.5 tires

Go drive them, but don’t just take them around the block. Take them on an interstate at the speed you plan to drive. Take them on some smooth roads, and on some less well maintained, over some bridges. My 31’ does real well on good roads, becomes a bit harsh on older roads, and does poorly where road meets bridge if not a smooth joint. When we bought ours the exact same floor plan was offered with 19.5 tires in the BayStar Sport line and with 22.5 in the bigger BayStar line. We would have preferred the BayStar but it was too tall for our existing carport.
wildtoad 05/25/23 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Should be simple WiFi question, but???

If it’s like my router, if they bands are named the same, the router will auto select which one to connect to. What the criteria is I have no clue. On mine I named them Name-2, Name-5. Then when I want to connect I’m presented with a choice.
wildtoad 05/23/23 06:26pm Technology Corner
RE: Is it better to be hooked to short power in storage? or not?

Don’t use a storage facility as I built a nice carport for it and our two cars. It stays plugged in when not in use. I keep the fridge on, AC on to control humidity and of course to keep batteries charged.
wildtoad 05/23/23 04:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Atwood hot water heater

When was the last time you serviced the water heater? As above, clean out the burner tube, check the flame for proper burn - blue flame not yellow.
wildtoad 05/22/23 04:42am Tech Issues
RE: Suggestions

Check out Mama Gertie’s, or Campfire Lodgings and Campground. The latter being a nice, a smallish , cg with a good view.
wildtoad 05/21/23 12:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Distance between the two RV?

I’ve run into a couple of campsites like the one described. Those don’t get a revisit. I know one campground I was in when I had my slides out and my neighbor had his out you zig-Zaged between our trailers because the straight line was blocked by the slides... I'd like a bit more room.
wildtoad 05/20/23 05:12am Beginning RVing
RE: Oiled my box fan and it broke...

Did you by chance read (if available) the owners guide to maintain the fan. Plenty of fans out there that have been running for decades with just blowing the dust off.
wildtoad 05/20/23 05:09am Tech Issues
RE: What's your mileage?

I have nothing to compare that too, cause I’d go to sleep if I drove 50mph unless it was in a 45 mph zone. I typically do around 65, and usually get in the high 7’s.
wildtoad 05/14/23 03:40pm Tech Issues
RE: T-Mobile Gripes

Next time you need to change carriers check out Consumer Cellular. Same coverage as the “big guys “, cheaper, and have good customer service. A few years ago we switched from Verizon to Spectrum. Had great service, already a cable and internet customer. But they introduced new pricing and did not offer it to long term customers. Switched to CC and have not looked back.
wildtoad 05/07/23 03:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Fresh water tank taking too long to fill...any suggestions?

Screw in connection is usually the black tank rinse. My fresh water fill and black tank rinse connections are both screw on and right next to each other.
wildtoad 05/05/23 08:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Valve stem extenders for inner wheels (DRW)

My experience has been positive for 20+ years, various MH’s. Properly installed, quality made extenders should not leak. Mine haven’t. Mine are steel mesh ones, don’t know who made them. I do have my tires inspected every year. A one piece stem makes a lot of sense though.
wildtoad 04/27/23 07:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: 38 gallon honey wagon?

Following this conversation as we stay in a lot of state parks. Question - where do you put the tote when not using it? In a bin? In my case when not using it at home, it goes in a storage building, and only comes out when we go to a site with no sewer. I place it in the only bin I have big enough. While at a cg, I pull it from a storage bin before deploying the slide above, and store it under the RV close to the dump valve. I have seen a lot of rv’s going down the road with the tote sitting on a ladder rack and bungeed to the ladder.
wildtoad 04/25/23 03:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: 38 gallon honey wagon?

I think that you need to look at this another way. You did not say how many people will be staying in your RV for one week, so I will use my 5th wheel as an example. I have a 45 gallon black tank and it takes two of us 20 days to fill it. That's 1.125 gallons per person per day. So, after one week of camping, we would only have 15.75 gallons in our black tank. After a w0eekend of regular usage, our tanks get about 1/4-1/2 full. Our largest tank is 38 gallons. So, I want to be able to dump it as needed and not have to not use the facilities we have. Having a tote allows us to use water more freely, and avoid the “you’re using too much water” conversations. Now back to tote size. Yes you can pull the tote with your truck once you get it to the truck. I’ve found even my smaller 25 gallon tote a bear to pull on uneven ground that I find at many CG’s especially state parks. If I need to I’ll make a couple of trips, but most of our stays using it once will provide enough room in the black tank to finish the stay. Gray may need multiple if I chose not to use the CG facilities for shower, or the lake.
wildtoad 04/25/23 07:06am General RVing Issues
RE: It's that time again

Looks good. Too much work for me. I’m more into spray on - wipe off.
wildtoad 04/21/23 07:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Amplifier for television?

Your Winegard should already have an amp, not sure adding another amp would help much. Winegard sells a replacement wall power/booster box that allows you to fine tune your reception at the channel level. Might be worth looking into. I have one but don’t use it much as the idiots at at Newmar put the power box near the floor beside the passenger seat making it a real PIA to manipulate. But it does help
wildtoad 04/21/23 07:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Black Flush Anti-siphon Valve

From experience, I was getting oder from my black tank flush valve. It has the cheap plastic valve that many come with. I removed it and took it apart. Some debris had gotten into the valve and kept a little ball from seating properly. I replaced it and made sure the input line had a screen filter washer. Since then all good from it. Part Two: I’ve notice an oder in the bath. The ceiling vent is less than two feet from a tank chimney and when the wind blows in the right direction, or events draw air into the vent from outside, the place stinks. So we keep the vent closed unless the exhaust fan is in use.
wildtoad 04/20/23 05:35am Tech Issues
RE: Sewer smell

Is your bathroom vent open and is it near the black or grey roof vent pipe? On my mh black vent pipe is less than a foot away from the bathroom vent and when the wind blows in the right direction, or air is sucked into the vent we get a sewer smell.
wildtoad 04/16/23 05:05pm Full-time RVing
RE: New EPA Requirements

I am hoping a change at the top, will stop this ridiculousness. Ah yes, the ever popular ridiculousness of trying to save our environment. If every vehicle - car, plane, train, truck, tractor in America was suddenly electric, and every home possible had their own charger, charging stations were sufficiently available, and the grid could support real time charging the impact on climate / global warming will be negligible especially if you factor in the damage done to the environment from all the destructive mining required for the minerals. But you can’t flip a switch to make it happen. Americans are going to go through times to get all electric for questionable benefit.
wildtoad 04/15/23 03:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just curious

All the time, fill the tank when home. Better option from park water.
wildtoad 04/12/23 01:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Would you get new tires ?

If I remember correctly, both Michelin and Goodyear (for RV tires) says dump them at 10 years, but to have them professionally inspected starting at year 6 or 7. With proper care this should be doable. If all you do is check air pressures from time to time they won’t make it. Wash them regularly, don’t put anything on them, keep them properly inflated, especially when stored and you should get 10. However if it helps you sleep better at night, change them at 5,6,7. Your call, your money.
wildtoad 04/11/23 06:14pm Truck Campers
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