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The Shade Tree / Re: Interesting EZ-PASS reading
« Last post by Matt_C on Today at 08:27:17 AM »
"Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything." Charles Kuralt

Most of the toll roads are also part of the federal interstate aka defense highway system. 
These roads were largely funded with tax payer money that and are now collecting tolls that go the states and seldom to the road maintenance.  But the top line is why we try to avoid them.  Unless we have to travel fast, then maybe.  There is a lot of America to see and the interstates avoid most of the good parts.

General Discussion / Re: 1989 Pace Arrow Electrical issue.
« Last post by Alfa38User on Today at 08:24:40 AM »
I have all 110v power working now.  I have a  few12v things not working yet however but at least Its better now then it was.
What did you find to correct the 110V power??? Both the generator and the plugged-in power are now ok??
What I am surprised to see at this time of year is listings that have been for sale for over 100 days and they are still rejecting pretty close offers.
Obviously those sellers can afford to wait for their price. And they apparently do not consider the offers to be "close", or at least not close enough.  Besides, if the offer really is close, it is just as reasonable to expect the buyer to increase his offer as for the seller to come down on his price. It works both ways.

There are all kinds of reasons for sticking to a higher price, including the reluctant seller and the underwater seller.  It often takes more than 100 days for the seller to get the message that he is simply overpriced for the market and has to bite the bullet. I see complaints all the time that a seller has had a rig on the market for 3-4 months and is either not getting inquiries or only getting "bargain hunters".      It's not just private sellers either - dealers seem willing to hang onto inventory for 100+ days, even with the end of their prime season approaching. 
General Discussion / Re: Buying a Used RV - Is everyone Upside Down??
« Last post by Tom on Today at 07:45:30 AM »
I've known several folks who were able to get a good deal on used RVs and boats from folks who were under water on their loan; These sellers realized that their best deal was to sell below what they owed, and take out a new loan to cover the shortfall. Not sure how the banks went for it, but in one case the friend accompanied the seller to the bank and helped convince them it was their (the bank's) best option rather than be stuck with a used boat.

Separate story ... some years ago a (different) friend had a deal with a bank to move boats (trailered and big boats) to their storage facility. At one point the bank had hired a guy in their loan department who convinced the bank to get into the boat loan business; When the economy took a dive and folks found themselves under water or otherwise couldn't make the payments, the bank repossessed a lot of boats.
General Discussion / Re: Awning cover
« Last post by Tom on Today at 07:33:12 AM »
Good advice wackymac. The spring(s) on that awning roller does (do) have some tension and need a little care/attention. It's been a few years since I removed/replaced a spring on our prior coach, but the manufacturer's instructions were good.
Motorhomes / Re: Lost 12 volt power
« Last post by mudshark on Today at 07:26:44 AM »
Hi ChasA
Yes, I understand and am glad it is doing so. It reinforces my thoughts that the old converter was in its way out.
Motorhomes / Re: Lost 12 volt power
« Last post by ChasA on Today at 07:22:13 AM »
Mudshark, the 14.4 volts you saw was a sign that the converter was still working on charging your batteries. Once it determines that the batteries are charged,  it will lower its output to around 13.5 volts (float voltage) to maintain the charge.
Motorhomes / Re: Lost 12 volt power
« Last post by mudshark on Today at 07:02:09 AM »
Hi tcradiodj
There is really nothing to it. Turn off the power, undo the wires and swap out the unit. I went on their website and read the install instructions. The problem I had is they put the grounding lug on the opposite side from mine. I had to route the wire over the top. And no indication on which set of red/black holes to use.

Once it was installed I was impressed! I tested the batteries and got 14.4 volts the following morning, up from 12.2 the day before.
General Discussion / Re: Buying a Used RV - Is everyone Upside Down??
« Last post by 1930 on Today at 06:59:59 AM »
I do not understand the total stupidity of buying a luxury item by payments. I save up the money and pay cash. Makes it bulletproof.
I just do not want to believe it
Destinations, RV Parks, Routes / Re: That ONE place you were wow'd by.
« Last post by DavidM on Today at 06:40:32 AM »
We drove up.  Did the hike down to Merced Grove earlier in the day to see the Giant Sequoias and it was a bit harder that we expected.  First day in the park after a week at Monterey Bay.  We should have take a bit more time to get used to the elevation!   
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