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General Discussion / Re: Winter in Wisconsin
« Last post by spencerpj on Today at 07:05:36 AM »
I take mine out, but I also don't store outdoors.  I like to charge my battery once a month, in my garage where it stays. 

Under your circumstances, you'd probably be okay to leave in, make sure it is disconnected.  If you have a way to go there maybe every 30-45 days and charge overnight, that would be ideal.
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The Shade Tree / Re: SNOW HERE
« Last post by jhskick on Today at 07:00:57 AM »
Yes Rene snow on deck here. Safe journey.
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Newcomers' Corner / Re: TV mount and winter tips
« Last post by spencerpj on Today at 07:00:01 AM »
Our current dilemma is how is the TV in the bunk bed attached to the wall so we can unmount it? The one son broke off the tip of his head phones in the port in the back and I need to unmount it to get enough room to hopefully remove the broken end so he has sound again.

There are many ways manufactures mount TV to walls.

Mine is a fixed mount, has a Rail mounted to the wall, and back of TV, hangs on rail, and 2 screws from underside screw up against it, from bottom side of TV. 

If you can't figure it out, try and snap a picture to give us an idea what you are up against.
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The Shade Tree / SNOW HERE IN NH
« Last post by Rene T on Today at 06:58:41 AM »
Saw a few snow flakes this morning so it's time to leave. Leaving tomorrow at o-dark thirty for Lakeland FL.
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Newcomers' Corner / Re: Class A MH s to avoid?
« Last post by timjet on Today at 06:48:02 AM »
Buying a used "quality" MH, (opinions on quality vary) will get you off to a good start. But any coach that isn't maintained, quality or not, can be a money pit. Thor which I believe is considered the largest RV manufacturer admittedly does not have a good reputation on some forums. But there are only a handful of chassis manufacturers and those manufacturers build chassis for Newmar (considered a quality builder) as well as Thor.
And has been mentioned all the MH manufactures use the same house components though the quality of components can vary depending on how much the builder wants to spend.

So bottom line a quality used coach whose owner did not maintain the chassis and drive train, and who allowed leaks to go un-repaired can be a money pit compared to a builder who's reputation may be of a lower quality but who's owner has maintained his coach and has records to prove it.

My personal experience was to buy a used 10 yo quality coach (in my opinion) and have it rigorously inspected before purchase. Even still I've had to repair or replace several house items due to age some of which are, furnace computer board, step motor, awning motor, replace most of the dash air components, and windshield washer pump.
The point being in your price range you will be buying used and regardless of the quality of the coach you buy, or even if you have it inspected, you will still have maintenance issues that can be costly, especially if you hire most maintenance issues out.  However a good pre-purchase drive train inspection will go a long way in avoiding expensive drive train repairs.
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General Discussion / Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« Last post by Rene T on Today at 06:38:40 AM »
Will do soon as we land someplace for a few weeks I will order the part. I think I found one that will work
thanks again for the assistance

If they are cheap, you might want to order a spare. You know if you have a spare, it will never break again. If you don't have a spare, it will happen again.   ;D :D ;)
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General Discussion / Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« Last post by SMR on Today at 06:34:12 AM »
Will do soon as we land someplace for a few weeks I will order the part. I think I found one that will work
thanks again for the assistance
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General Discussion / Re: Ford vs Mercedes diesel
« Last post by MikeFromMesa on Today at 06:25:10 AM »
The original question of this thread was:

Are Mercedes diesels more economical in terms of fuel economy? Or is it a wash? Are they more reliable? In general, is there a reason to look for one over the other? My gut reaction is that the Mercedes are probably better, but perhaps that is based on advertising and completely wrong, and it can be a long way between Mercedes dealers, especially in the rural US southwest. One example is that the nearest Mercedes dealer to El Paso, Texas is almost 500 miles away just outside of San Antonio, and that is a long way to get towed.

but it has been drawn into whether Diesel engines are inherently more "dirty" than gasoline engines and no one has posted any answer that actually addresses that question. Does no one have any relevant information? When I posted it I thought users would have some data on the relative merits of the two diesels.
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General Discussion / Re: Ford vs Mercedes diesel
« Last post by Larry N. on Today at 05:56:08 AM »
You are kidding me   right....look up particulate matter...Turbo or not someone is selling you ...They won't even LET you into some cities if you have a diesel!  others fine you the dirty tax..
The new ones aren't nearly as dirty as they used to be. When I bought my 2016 Newmar Ventana, with a Cummins 360 HP diesel, the state of Colorado gave me a considerable tax break for a "clean air" vehicle. A goodly chunk of this cleanup comes from the use of DEF, BTW. That being said, no gas or diesel engine is "clean." Neither are electrics, in the sense of where does the electricity come from to charge them, and how much pollution is there from building the batteries?
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Newcomers' Corner / Re: TV mount and winter tips
« Last post by SeilerBird on Today at 05:19:22 AM »
Glen, you said it got down -14 which is 14 below 0  and by noon, it was -24 which is 24 below 0.  That is brutal to say the least.   :-\ :'( ::)
That makes it about 100 degrees colder than it was yesterday in Orlando. 8)
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