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  1. This is a dealer that sells RV's on consignment. https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/used-rvs-for-sale
  2. I have been using Carbonite for many years, even before we went full time. It works, and even if one of our computers totally failed, I can still restore everything from my Carbonite account. I can even view anything backed up with my phone app. It's not cheap, but losing important data can cost much more. We travel with an HP desktop inkjet printer, sits on our desk in the fifth wheel, and have no problems with it.
  3. Our Progressive Dynamics converter has a Boost mode for when the batteries are below a set voltage, 14.4 volts. Normal mode is 13.6 volts. Storage mode is 13.2 volts, but then every 21 hours it goes to 14.4 volts for 15 minutes to reduce sulfation.
  4. https://www.amazon.com/Fulight-Easy-Installing-F8T5-Tube-Light/dp/B018CFQE4A?th=1 These are rated 4 watts, compared to 8 watts for the flourescent version, so you will only save 4 watts per tube.
  5. 57becky

    Bluegrass Festivals?

    Turkey Track in Waldron, Arkansas, June and again in October, and they have RV parking with 30 or 50 amp hookups. http://www.turkeytrackbluegrass.com/id10.html
  6. Paradise RV Resort in Sun City has a great woodshop with mostly heavy duty equipment. https://rvonthego.com/arizona/paradise-rv-resort/
  7. May be great batteries but would be pretty tough getting service or replacements all the way from Australia.
  8. This thread sounds like an advertisement for RV water softeners ­čśü
  9. If you don't plan to keep whatever RV you purchase, you would be better off just renting the rig. You definitely can't stay in motels for only $6,000 for two months, although you will still need to pay for RV parks if you are not boondocking. You will still need to purchase food, fuel and everything else you normally need. With a decent rental motorhome, you can tow a 4WD vehicle if you have one, but it will cut down your fuel mileage a bit. With a rental, you will not have to worry about breakdowns, as anything that fails should be covered by the rental agreement. It also doesn't sound like you will be inside much, with all the outdoor activities you have planned, so inside will be at night and having a good A/C and the normal amenities in an RV should be all that is needed. And, when you are all done, you turn the rig in and you are done with it, no hassle dealing with trying to sell a rig.
  10. I see no one has responded to this thread. Possibly because the link does not work. I think this is the proper link for this subject. http://everykidinapark.org/
  11. If propane was unsafe, it would never be used in an RV where people live and sleep. All the rigs require a working propane detector as an additional safety measure. Diesel fuel used to heat a living space can be quite messy and you have to figure out how to avoid the odor of the diesel. All the propane furnaces burn the fuel using external air for combustion and exchange the heat to the inside air with a sealed system, so the burning of propane is strictly outside the living space.
  12. Our Duramax, when it goes into regen of the DPF exhausts white smoke, especially when accelerating. This is perfectly normal and if it doesn't do this occasionally, your system isn't working right. It doesn't look right, but this is better than black smoke.
  13. I think a lot of these LCI leveling systems need to be above level in the front prior to activating the Auto level system. That is the way it is on our hydraulic LCI system and from what I've read, the Ground Control 3.0 is the same way. We can not get the hydraulic system to Auto level if it is too low in the front, but as our trailer rides a bit high in the front, we rarely experience any issues. Might be worth a try to manually raise the front end prior to trying the Auto level.
  14. It is also possible you are not totally losing power but may be having a dip in voltage which will cause the receiver to lose memory. Years ago while still working, as a lineman with the electric utility, I had to check on a customer complaint that he was losing memory to his satellite receiver, and this was only happening when he would turn on one of his very large woodworking tools in his garage. His home was a couple lots away from one of our transformers and he wanted us to install an extra transformer right in front of his house so he could get more power. Needless to say, that never happened. Checking all the electrical connections in the RV panel would be a good first step to make sure there isn't a loose connection causing this problem.
  15. If you happen to accidentally be in California when you need windshield wiper fluid and you want anything besides blue water, you will not find low temp washer fluid. It will be 32 degree fluid. I make sure to get the good stuff in Nevada or anywhere else if I think I will need real low temp fluid for real winter use.
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