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decaturbob

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Re: WATER
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2017, 08:56:32 PM »

Basically buying an RV and worrying about gas mileage is about as senseless as marrying Dolly Parton and worrying if she is a good cook.


amazing and awesome reply
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ditsjets7

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Re: WATER
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2017, 09:01:21 PM »
So therefore the water floats on the ice... :o ::)

Wow, I will buy all of these. Thank you very much!!!!

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Re: WATER
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2017, 08:59:03 PM »
I moved the tire topics to their own discussion, they are available here

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KandT

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Re: WATER
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2017, 09:50:02 PM »
 about as senseless as marrying Dolly Parton and worrying if she is a good cook.

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You are dating yourself a little Seilerbird.  She is 71 now so actually I would be interested in her club sandwich.   ;) ;)
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newfurrows

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Re: WATER
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2017, 11:10:05 AM »
and now no one thinks science can be funny.
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HitNtheroad

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Re: WATER
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2017, 02:14:16 PM »
This has been great information for this newbie...so thank you all for the information. I live in Oklahoma but will be leaving for NJ next week. Temps are expected to be pretty cold and I was concerned about water lines and freezing while running down the road. Is the ambient heat in the unit enough to keep the water lines fluid? Anything else I may need to consider? This will be my first long distance trip and my first trip in cold/winter weather.  Any other advice anyone can offer about traveling in the cold/snow in a class C would be appreciated!
Steph & Mak
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rockin rockwood

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Re: WATER
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2017, 05:55:05 PM »
I'm in Galloway NJ now. Also my first time winter camping. I'm in a class A mh. My water supply is attached inside a bay door. I have a 100 watt light bulb running 24/7 for a heat source, and heat tape running along the length of the hose with pipe insulation on top. The first night when it got down in the low 20's, I turned the water off and blew out the lines as a precaution. Since then I noticed that Noone else was doing any prep like that. Since then I haven't done anything other than run the bathroom sink at a trickle with no problems

HitNtheroad

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Re: WATER
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2017, 06:32:38 PM »
Thanks for the info. I bought a 50' heated water hose so hopefully I will be good in that department. I was more concerned with driving down the road with water in the tank but that has been addressed. I appreciate this thread and all of the knowledgeable info posted. Thanks again!
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WILDEBILL308

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Re: WATER
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2017, 07:22:50 PM »
Thanks for the info. I bought a 50' heated water hose so hopefully I will be good in that department. I was more concerned with driving down the road with water in the tank but that has been addressed. I appreciate this thread and all of the knowledgeable info posted. Thanks again!
When it is real cold, fill your fresh water tank disconnect the hose and put it inside and close your black and gray water tanks. I would also drain any water out of the sewer hose so it doesn't freeze into one big icicle. 
I would run the furnace to give you enough heat if it is riley cold. The furnace should blow some heat to the wet area to prevent it from freezing. I also leave the hot water heater on propane for the same reason + I like to have hot water to wash my hands after a pit stop.

With your rig 10mpg might be doable but be happy if it is 8-9.
Bill
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HitNtheroad

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Re: WATER
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2017, 04:22:45 PM »
When it is real cold, fill your fresh water tank disconnect the hose and put it inside and close your black and gray water tanks. I would also drain any water out of the sewer hose so it doesn't freeze into one big icicle. 
I would run the furnace to give you enough heat if it is riley cold. The furnace should blow some heat to the wet area to prevent it from freezing. I also leave the hot water heater on propane for the same reason + I like to have hot water to wash my hands after a pit stop.

With your rig 10mpg might be doable but be happy if it is 8-9.
Bill

Thanks Bill. Those are some great tips. Just what I was looking for. I appreciate all the information!
Steph & Mak
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2009 Toyota RAV4
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Charger1204

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Re: WATER
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2017, 05:11:39 AM »
I've found through trial and error that having a full or at least 3/4 full tank of water actually makes may rig handle a little better...but I tend to pay attention to every little noise and movement as it pertains to the rig as well as my other vehicles. I don't like strange movement or unusual noises when I drive anything, my dad taught me that through 40+ years as a truck driver...always know your rig and what it's supposed to sound/feel like when you're driving.
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HitNtheroad

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Re: WATER
« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2017, 07:35:13 AM »
Yeah...I drove an ambulance for many years and was always super cautious with noises my truck made as well as what it felt like as pertaining to handling. I was taught to drive and corner as if my "family heirloom grandfather clock were being transported and could not tipped over"...LOL! My rig handles exactly like our ambulances did so I am very comfortable driving it. I will definitely start driving with some water in the tank though...thanks for the suggestion.
Steph & Mak
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Class C motorhome.
2009 Toyota RAV4
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WILDEBILL308

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Re: WATER
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2017, 11:25:44 AM »
Yeah...I drove an ambulance for many years and was always super cautious with noises my truck made as well as what it felt like as pertaining to handling. I was taught to drive and corner as if my "family heirloom grandfather clock were being transported and could not tipped over"...LOL! My rig handles exactly like our ambulances did so I am very comfortable driving it. I will definitely start driving with some water in the tank though...thanks for the suggestion.
I don't think you will be able to tell any change. It will give you the flexability of having water when you need it. I know some people claim they never had a problem but I might just be lucky. Had a campground loose power and coulden't pump water and the outher big thing(free tip of the day) you have water that is drinkable. I have made the practis to flush out the line when I hook up the hose before conecting to the coach. I allso taste the water if it is to bad and we are just overnighting I will just run off my onboard tank.
Have fun and Merrey Christmas.
Bill
2003 Bounder 38N
300 HP 5.9 Cummins
Allison 3000MH Trans.
Towing 2014 Honda CRV
Home base Fort Worth, Texas
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
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HitNtheroad

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Re: WATER
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2017, 02:09:06 PM »
I have a filter pitcher that I drink water from. Travels well but again this will be my first longer trip. Really looking forward to this week on the road. Hopefully the weather will play nice😬
Steph & Mak
2007 Four Winds 5000 28A
Class C motorhome.
2009 Toyota RAV4
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WILDEBILL308

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Re: WATER
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2017, 09:41:44 PM »
Great, where are you headed?
Bill
2003 Bounder 38N
300 HP 5.9 Cummins
Allison 3000MH Trans.
Towing 2014 Honda CRV
Home base Fort Worth, Texas
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
-Mark Twain-

HitNtheroad

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Re: WATER
« Reply #45 on: December 22, 2017, 09:37:52 PM »
Heading out to NJ to pick up my kiddo. Dual purpose trip to help a friend bring her very ill brother to OK. Making round trip 2600 miles in 6 days. Should be interesting 😬
Steph & Mak
2007 Four Winds 5000 28A
Class C motorhome.
2009 Toyota RAV4
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WILDEBILL308

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Re: WATER
« Reply #46 on: December 23, 2017, 11:37:07 AM »
Drive carefully that is a long trip in a short time. At least 8 1/2 hours a day just driving. For /planning I use the average of 50mph as a base number. I have found it to be pretty accurate. It doesn't matter what the speed is you average 50. Remember to take stops about every hour to walk around. 
Make shure your propane tank is full before you leave so you can run your furnace if you need it to stay warm.
I am spoiled now I don't like to drive over 300-350 miles a day. The goal is to be set up in a campsite before happy hour. ;)
2003 Bounder 38N
300 HP 5.9 Cummins
Allison 3000MH Trans.
Towing 2014 Honda CRV
Home base Fort Worth, Texas
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
-Mark Twain-

HitNtheroad

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Re: WATER
« Reply #47 on: December 23, 2017, 11:29:17 PM »
Good advice sir. If I could take more time to enjoy the drive I certainly would. My friend and I are tag-teaming the driving. We will be switching  out frequently to prevent fatigue. I will definitely have full tank of propane.  Heading out Wednesday...just hope the weather will play nice😎
Steph & Mak
2007 Four Winds 5000 28A
Class C motorhome.
2009 Toyota RAV4
2 Pescador Pro 12' Kayaks
Newbie owner/operator

WILDEBILL308

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Re: WATER
« Reply #48 on: December 24, 2017, 08:58:40 PM »
Safe travels and Merry Christmas.
Bill
2003 Bounder 38N
300 HP 5.9 Cummins
Allison 3000MH Trans.
Towing 2014 Honda CRV
Home base Fort Worth, Texas
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
-Mark Twain-

HitNtheroad

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Re: WATER
« Reply #49 on: December 25, 2017, 02:25:47 PM »
Merry Christmas!
Steph & Mak
2007 Four Winds 5000 28A
Class C motorhome.
2009 Toyota RAV4
2 Pescador Pro 12' Kayaks
Newbie owner/operator