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  1. M2-106 Shopping Questions

    Thank you all for your replies. I have a good handle on the licensing requirements. I do have a few follow up questions though: 1) it appears the FL may install the Allison 1000, 2000 or 3000 - any easy way to tell which a unit has (8.3 Cummings)? (2) easy way to tell what reared ratio is? (3). Towing near 20K - normally run 60-62 - what is the best guesstimate for mpg? ( and I understand there are lots o variables - just looking at what folks are experiencing) (4) on a sport chassis - does the jack knife sofa fold up ( I know it folds out flat) but does it fold in a manner to expose the floor? Or is it easy to remove/ install or is it bolted in? many thanks!!
  2. M2-106 Shopping Questions

    Greetings! I have been considering upgrading my dually to a MDT. As I have been looking through ads I have noticed some 106's have air brakes while others have hydraulic. For those of you that have had both ( in a MDT) what is your opinion? I know HDTs use air exclusively. Are the units with air more pricey than the ones with hyd? Any other "watchouts" I should be looking for as I shop around? Any help or experiences are appreciated!
  3. LP Tanks

    I have 2 40's but I keep them about 1/2 full or less (to reduce pin weight & overall weight) until cold weather hits. The answer to your question would depend on how your rig is setup and what type of Rving you do ( Parks vs Boondocking). We always stay in parks and our rig has a heat pumps, residential fridge, elecric/gas HWH& Convection Microwave so we typically use very little propane --- that is until the really cold weather hits -- then it is nice to have the 40's so I don't have to run get gas every few days. The heatpumps are good down to about 32 or so but have to use the furnace after that. The high today was 31 with 20 at night so we are somewhat forced to run the furnace some to keep the basement heated otherwise we could just use the vornado and fireplace.
  4. Electric Dump Valves Anyone have them?

    My rig had remote cable valves installed and were very difficult to operate and eventually failed within 2 years. After a lot of research I decided to give this a try https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VAYMB4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The Barker Auto Drain unit is an electric actuator that mounts to the flange that holds the valve in place. There is a bracket that must lay flat on the flange and due to our flange having a rib I did have to very carefully remove (Dremel) the rib so that the bracket would lay flat - if your flange does not have the rib then you will be ok. The Barker unit is made to work with the standard Valterra valves (which I really liked having a standard valve). The installation was very straight forward even with having to modify the flange. The unit has worked flawlessly for the 10 months that I have had it installed. Can not comment on the long term but I guess we will see.... Note that when/if you order the Barker unit it does NOT come with the valve itself - you will need to order it separately.
  5. RV Flex Armor Roof

    Howard of RV Dreams had theirs done and have written about it on their blog.....http://www.rv-dreams-journal.com/2014/03/rvroofcom-final-touches-green-cove-springs-florida.html
  6. While this arrangement may work for you, I would consider potential future resale. I would think that not having a oven may greatly reduce your market. I would consider providing for the oven even if one was not installed.
  7. Getting Ready and need HONEST reviews

    Danny, The best advice I can provide is to look at a lot of units but avoid focusing on a type or brand of RV during the early stages. Instead, use your looking & investigation (this forum & others) to create a set of criteria that lists all of the requirements that a RV must provide, then a list of the "nice to haves" and then the "dont needs". This will take a lot of time and investigation and the lists may vary somewhat between a 5er and a MH but will have a lot of common items as well. As a short example my 5er list included: Disc Brakes, Morryde suspension, built for fulltime, floor plan had to provide access to Bathroom & Bedroom with slides in, Residential refrigerator, tank size minimums, and so on..... There were some things that as we continued our learning & decision making process that got moved from one category (must have vs nice to have) as we continued our investigation and learned as we went along. The end result is that when the time nears where you are getting serious about buying you have your "measuring stick" in hand and can rate/eliminate rigs based on your criteria.
  8. Thank You all for your guidance. It is very much appreciated.
  9. In a S&B a good AC service tech will clean the evaporator as part of the routine maintenance. For those of you that have had their RV AC units serviced is this typically part of the service? How often do you typically have your units serviced (assuming no problems)? We have the Dometic LoPro units. Thank You for your help!
  10. CPAP Supplies

    I use Edge Park https://www.edgepark.com/cpap-respiratory-and-tracheostomy/c/L1-7. They have been easy to deal with. Of course you will need to verify whether they are approved by your insurance. Their normal operations try to send supplies automatically but you can just not approve the reoorder. I just order as I need them and have them sent to where I am located at the time. Hope this helps!
  11. Tubes of caulking?

    My favorite solution is to use the foil duct tape along with a screw. Place the screw in the end and then wrap tightly with the foil tape. It wont keep the tube "fresh" forever but will certainly work for several months (or that has been my experience). I have not tried the little red caps but I think I may....
  12. Winds up to 70 mph

    Lots of great advice above. We are also from North TX and have experienced the winds. One thing that I like to do is to fill the fresh tank and avoid dumping the other tanks. The logic here is simply to add weight at a lower center of gravity. Haven't really heard anyone else mention this but was just something I liked to do. It also is good preparedness in case the water supply becomes compromised.
  13. The docking station is where all the water connections come together, where your valves are for filling your FW tank, draining your black/Gray, City water connection, etc..... May not be the correct term but I have heard them called that..... I just have a fitting leaking on the backside.....Jack mentioned that the threaded fittings were NPT which answered my question. thanks again all!
  14. The docking station is where all the water connections come together, where your valves are for filling your FW tank, draining your black/Gray, City water connection, etc..... May not be the correct term but I have heard them called that..... I just have a fitting leaking on the backside.....Jack mentioned that the threaded fittings were NPT which answered my question. thanks again all!
  15. Thank you all for your guidance! I have found an affordable cinch tool and chosen to go that route. The ROI for a selection of fittings, the tool and the rings are still less than 1 service call fee. Very much appreciated! Gene
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