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  1. Does anyone know when the last year the 8.1 ltr Chevy engine was used in a class A? And what RV it was used in?
  2. Verizon yagi cell phone booster

    Thank you Tom, a good article with plenty of info to help make a decision as to what I can do. Dan
  3. I've had COX cable at home for years. Recently, while traveling and getting Verizon Unlimited data I realized I no longer need cox cable, as I will use my iphone personal hotspot for my internet connection, thus saving $60+. BUT, I've also discovered I only get 2 bars at my home location so I need a cell phone signal booster. Not only will I need one for my home, but I'll need one for traveling and boondocking. For traveling a yagi is the optimum. Having a WeBoost or Ubiquity M5 would be great, but not for $400+. Are there any suggestions for what is being used as an inexpensive yagi setup? I know there are many good Chinese products, and which are inexpensive, but I don't know how to find them, or which one would be good. Any suggestions or comments? Safe travels, Dan
  4. An interesting article describing the plight of many retirees who are living in RVs and workamping. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/seniors-financial-insecurity/?deferJs=true&outputType=default-article&undefined=&utm_term=.6fe67a36d4a2&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1
  5. Thanks for pointing me to the other posting.
  6. This was another exceptional topic. I’m wondering, though, (1) Will this post will still be available to relook at in 5-7 years? (2) Has the amount and type of moving changed over the years since Escapees started. (3) Do those belonging to Xscapers have the same criteria for moving, and move as often, as the older generation?
  7. I found this to be an excellent thread. I’m still in decision phase of going full-time next spring/summer in my 25’ C, so the rational everyone provided has been hrlpful. Before getting the C I had been looking at A’s. I like the smaller C, as everything is ‘close.’ But, as I start looking at STUFF I’ve accumulated over the years an A with more storage is becoming appealing. Like others have said, I like having everything available when I stop, so for me a 5th or TT is not appealing, and I van’d for many years so not going back there. Thank you for this topic, as it shows me what a wonderfully compatible and diversified group of people we are
  8. I have many gmail accounts. I use Mozilla Thunderbird to read my email, not webmail. Every time I move and open Thunderbird to read my email I get a messsge telling me my passwords have been stolen. Everytime I move to a different area, or city, or state, Before I can download my email to my computer I get the message “ your Passwords Have Been Stolen. You are required to log into Gmail to validate your password.“ Sometimes I have to log in and out of Gmail several times before Gmail recognizes my password at the new location. I have not found a way in which to contact gmail to get help fixing this problem. From what I’ve read on other forums, this is occurring to all Gmail accounts when they have moved from an identified location. Many one have a valid solution, or know how to contact a live person at gmail help? Thanks in advance. Dan them. Every time I move I get a messsge telling me my passwords have been stolen. Everytime I move to a different area, or city, or state, Before I can download my email to my computer I get the message “ your Passwords Have Been Stolen. You are required to log into Gmail to validate your password.“ Sometimes I have to log in and out of Gmail several times before Gmail recognizes my password at the new location. I have not found a way in which to contact gmail to get help fixing this problem. From what I’ve read on other forums, this is occurring to all Gmail accounts when they have moved from an identified location. Does any one have a valid solution, or know how to contact a live person at gmail help? Thanks in advance. Dan
  9. Are you using gmail’s webmail, or an email reader like Thunderbird?
  10. I'm wondering what kind of experiences others are having around the country with the incredible time we have been having so far with weather changes. Now we have IRMA following on HARVEYs footstep, battering the south with unbelievable damage. And then we are having the unexpected heat waves and fires in the western states. As a DOVE member, I'm working in Missoula, MT, for the Red Cross in their shelters. It is very sad to see the amount of fires in Montana, as well as Idaho. We are seeing new fires breaking out daily, and big fires are merging to create superfires. The air quality in northwest Montana is pretty much Unhealthy to Very Unhealthy, as seen by this link http://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/AirDataMap.aspx. It is possible air might will hit hazardous conditions over the next week. What are your experiences so far? Any one going to volunteer at the fires in the northwest, or to IRMA and HARVEY, or other places?
  11. I've noticed my 2009 Norcold N611 evaporative freezer does not freeze many items, like ice cream and bread, even thought the temp is 20 degrees. Everything in the back of the freeze, where the cooling coils are located does freeze, but not in the freezer front. Norcold tells me evaporative freezers DO NOT freeze items with additives like sugar and fats, and that this is a normal process. Can anyone clue me in if this is normal for evaporative freezers? Thanks for any help.
  12. I did not get a response to what the difference is between evaporative and home fridge. And since I'm on the road I can't check my home to see what temp it is. The additive situation does make sense. I'll leave the situation like it is, and look at following what Ray,IN suggested
  13. Overnight parking at Costco?

    Pieere, can you tell us the name of the town which sided with the campground owners?
  14. Quality VS Speed

    I didn't see it mentioned, but Chuck Woodbury had an article in his ezine, RVTRAVEL.Com, about this issue. http://rvtravel.com/rv-travel-newsletter-issue-799/
  15. I am transferring to National General Insurance. When i got the paper to sign on-line I read a clause in item #1 which states that in signing the policy you agree the vehicle will be within the state where it is garaged 10 month of the year. This means, to my understanding, that with this insurance you cannot have the vehicle outside the state for more that 2 months. Am I reading this wrong? Does anyone have National General Insurance on the vehicle (which is also what Good Sam uses) who take it out of the state where it is registered to be garaged for more than 2 months of the year? Any comments?
  16. I have a new policy for my RV with Progressive, and was reading the Roadside Assistance portion and realized I needed to find out more about Good Sam and Coachnet roadside assistance policies. I've never had roadside assistance, so would like to have some stories about the experiences people have had between using the roadside assistance associated with their regular RV policy, versus purchasing a policy from GS or Coachnet. Progressive addon is $32, GS is $79, Coachnet is $179, all major differences. I know it is said "you get what you pay for," and I have heard many horror stories about roadside assistance from GS, but never anything about Coachnet. Any thoughts?
  17. National General Insurance Clause

    Check some of the past posts. There have been incidents where collision and comp have been dropped when in storage and then damage occurs through flooding or being hit by another rig, all while parked. With no insurance, they were total losses.
  18. National General Insurance Clause

    I am not full-timing, but did tell the sales person I would be traveling 5-6 months around the country. I offered this to the members to see if anyone had National General Insurance and by chance might not have seen this clause in their application and are driving around unawares they may not be covered. Now I'm wondering if other policies have this same type of clause hidden in their policies? I currently have Progressive, so have to check and see if by chance it was in the application I submitted, but not in the policy itself.
  19. National General Insurance Clause

    Is your policy for your RV, or auto, as under the OUT OF STATE COVERAGE the policy talks about "auto." Question: do you have a copy of your application? You signed a statement when applying, which is where i found the clause. I will be questioning Miller this morning, especially as to why they would offer this kind of policy to me. I would think they would know better.
  20. I wanted to install the Crossfire system on my E-350 based Class-C, but could not match to the existing parts to the axle/wheel. After talking with Dual Dynamics for 1/2 we resolved that it does not fit. By chance, has anyone had success with fitting it on the E-350 axle/wheel?
  21. The issue was that the hole in the angle bar attachment was not big enough for the 1/2" bolts on the axle hub. Like you indicate, the mount hole needed to be made bigger, which I had done by drilling the 3/8" hole to 1/2". I will post pictures next week, after I mount them so others can see the modification and how the were mounted. I would be interested in seeing how you mounted yours, but don't know how to PM on this forum. Maybe you could submit the pictures on this thread so future readers could see how you mounted yours on a dodge 3500, which is most liekly differant than a ford e-350. Thanks for your response
  22. I'm needing to repair, or replace, the front overhang window in my 2009 class C Four Winds 25' Chateau Sport, but am unable to find any videos or instructions on what I'm up against. I'm reluctant to take it to a repair shop because of the cost. It looks simple, and I've been told it is simple, to unscrew and remove the inside frame and then push out the window. The problem is, what will I find around the opening, as there has been water damage. What will be potential problems with resetting and leveling the window so I don't have future leaks, which I've read can sometimes be problematic. My question is, has anyone done it themself? Is there a video of it being done in a late model class C? Does anyone have pictures of what the framing looks like around the window? How do I reset the window if the wood needs replacing? etc..? ALSO, has anyone ever taken the front window out and covered the opening? Any suggestions and comments would be helpful, as I'm not yet fully committed to doing it myself.
  23. It is a great idea. When you think about it, most people use that area for storage or entertainment devices, and rearely sleeping. Even if they do use it foe sleeping, how many open the curtains to look outside? As I think about it, I keep coming up with how would happen it effect a resale? I will continue to gather more info and do my research, and not do anything at the moment. In fact I'm going to start another thread asking if anyone has done this to there class C.
  24. Horrible, just horrible forum change

    As I mentioned in an earlier post, there are many people in this forum, like moderators, who are knowledgeable about this forum and computers that a panel could be put together to offer suggestions and input whenever a change is going to be made, without going to the entire forum membership. If nothing else, this small group would be responsive and help prevent some of the turmoil this latest change presented.
  25. I do not have the weight sheet for my 2009 four winds chateau sport 23a sitting on a 2008 E-350 chassis. If anyone has their weight sheet, and would be willing to photo it and send to me, I would be appreciative. Thor is unable to help, as they do not retain weight sheets and further have very little info on their older builds. Thanks in advance.
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