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  1. blw2

    full timing on a boat

    I remember reading that a few of you here have previously full timed on a boat.  I'm curious about your thoughts...and don't recall a recent thread on the topic.  Similar to RVing but different.... We are still working office jobs, but as weekend RV'ers have discussed many time doing a...
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    Hitch rating for cargo carrier different than for tongue weight?

    I was reading through the manual for Tesla's model Y....toying with the idea of getting one Of course one of the first sections I read would be the towing chapter.  It says When using the tow package to carry accessories, the 2" x 2" (5 cm x 5 cm) square hitch receiver is designed to support...
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    Home shore power outlet

    I'm wanting to add an outlet outside my garage someplace...a 14-50 outlet with a weatherproof in-use cover. I've been using just the 15 or 20 amp porch outlet when I bring my MH home, but I've meant to upgrade that situation for a long time. Now I'm toying with the idea of getting an electric...
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    weboost - how well do they work?

    I'm currently sitting at Hickory Nut Falls Family Campground in Chimney Rock, NC My t-mobile phone's signal strength meter indicates 1 to 2 little bars with no data indicator (no LTE, 4G, etc...) I can't even send a simple text message.  Nothing.  I don't understand why it doesn't just display...
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    Battery Iso Solenoid - which failure modes have you seen?

    Which ways have you seen them fail? I'm trying to determine the possibilities of what might be happening in my rig. open switch? closed switched? stuck? just rust through but still work? solenoid still work but switch stuck closed? is that possible? I replaced my solenoid a couple years ago...
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    airless sprayer for clearcoating RV?

    My RV is fairly badly faded, and I can't really justify/afford a pro paint job....the cost of that would likely total my rig! A few years ago I did quite a bit of trials with some random orbital buffing compounds and waxes...to no luck Had pretty good result using the acrylic floor polish...
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    driveshaft disconnects (or 4x4)?

    I don't recall seeing much discussion about driveshaft disconnects and doing a search I don't see many recent mentions.  Anything about reliability, etc? Time for a new pickup truck in the next few months.  I've been leaning towards a 4x4 Ford, partially because they theoretically come in light...
  8. blw2

    F-150 Crew Cab real world weights anyone?

    What is your real world measured weight, for your late model F-150 crew cab?...and what sort of trim/options are on it? I'll be needing to start thinking about a new daily driver pickup in the coming months, so I'm starting some more 'serious' research to settle on what I "want"...then I'll see...
  9. blw2

    F11 Topcoat?

    F11 Topcoat I've been having adds for this pop up in front of youtube videos a lot lately. Wondering if any of you have actually used the stuff...especially on a no so shiny rv (or boat, car, etc.)....I'd like to know about your experience.... do you have experience with it compared with acrylic...
  10. blw2

    solar while in storage, on or off?

    What do you do? I'm sidetracked with another honey-do at the moment, but I'm in the middle of installing my first solar system....100W from Renogy Wanderer system and I will very likely add a 2nd panel to it shortly. While thinking through and designing my set-up, I came to the idea of putting...
  11. blw2

    class A chassis options

    just a curiosity question....how many different chassis options are there for class A's? I was on a long road trip today, in my pickup truck on I-95...of course being the RV addict I am I was checking out all RV's on the road....charter buses too.  So I got to wondering about this.  I know...
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    rain-x or wax on panels?

    Getting ready to install my new small system....so solar has been on my mind.  Watching a video online, a guy was reviewing his set-up and talking about the need to clean the panels. So I started thinking that I might apply rain-x to my panels to help with that chore a bit.... but wondering...
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    front windows in class C's

    I've always known...by reading and just "common sense intuition", that the old Class C's with the window up in the front of the nose cone is just a bad idea.... proven through seeing many on the road over the years with visible damage up there... I just made a short errand this am...10 minutes...
  14. blw2

    disconnects and fusing for small Solar system

    I'm thinking through a small solar set up, just 100 watts to keep things topped off in storage...but I figure i'll prob set it up for future expansion... no more than 200-300 watts total...but all of that is just a big maybe.  I currently don't have an inverter and we don't boondock nearly as...
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    looking solar mounting options/ideas

    I've finally decided to pull the trigger on a small solar set-up, and I would love to see or read about some idea for mounting taht will make future potential expansion easy. I've just about settled on a single 100 watt panel.  For my purposes now I think that will be more than enough, but I...
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    coach net plan options?

    Doesn't Coach Net offer different plan level choices?...or at least didn't they used to?  I thought I remembered it that way anyway.... My free basic level service form Ford (through Coach Net) is coming to an end this summer.  Way back when I first got this thing I had decided that I'd go...
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    Progressive insurance...what's your current opinion?

    just curious of your opinion or experiences with Progressive. the agency that I get my homeowner's policy through, offered to "save me money" I bundle the homeowners together with my car insurance.  Apparently ASI has partnered with Progressive. So I sent them the info on our Nationwide policy...
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    Destination ideas for New years

    Figured you well traveled folks here might help with some outside of the box ideas....at least outside of my box anyway. If you had a week off around New Years day, where would you go?  I'm coming from North East FL. I'm travelling with my family/kids so not looking for the party thing... ...
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    cargo trailer RV's

    this showed up in my google news feed today on my phone. https://www.motor1.com/news/264951/cargo-camp-barebones-incognito-tourists/ I've seen several of these sorts of things in state park camp sites.  I always figured they were home brewed jobs.  never dreamed that there would be commercially...
  20. blw2

    Low Voltage shut downs with my Progressive EMS

    went out to a local SP for one night over the weekend.  not long after arrival and plugging in, trying to cool the RV back down after shutting down the genny at the ranger's station. I've never had so many shut downs before...with the heat and all the AC's running, the voltage was pulled down...
  21. blw2

    Tiffin is now making class c's???

    I was surprised yesterday when I crossed paths on the road with a Class B on a Mercedes chassis with the name "Tiffin" across the nose cone.  Turns out on their site they are calling it a class C.. (I thought it was one of those larger B types, like a c but without the full bunk overhead)...
  22. blw2

    Inflatables used as a dinghy v a pleasurecraft

    side question.... a bit off track, sorry I've been around small boats most of my life but I've never really understood this why is it that I only ever notice inflatables like that used as a dingy, and not just used as a pleasure boat in it's own right? I don't believe I've ever been aboard one...
  23. blw2

    Where can I find a DC rated pull chain switch?

    I finally decided to upgrade the bathroom fan in my RV.  Went cheap and ordered one of those Heng's Vortex retrofit fans.  I figure that'll be a lot easier than replacing the whole thing, and will work good enough.  It came in today, and as I look at it it really wants a pull chain switch in...
  24. blw2

    cost of decorative wrap?

    Have a rough idea of how much it costs...say per square foot?  On another thread I posted about my severely faded nose cone on my class C... toying with a DIY clear enamel top coat... The other day when i was looking at it though I got to thinking how easy it would be for someone that knows...
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    Is VanLife Ruining Camping?

    This was in my google news feed this AM https://www.outsideonline.com/2315626/vanlife-ruining-camping Something I have been concerned about in the back of my mind, ever since the walmart I saw from the highway in Flagstaff last summer...well maybe it was even before that...but it's the first...
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