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  1. I guess the original statement here: Could be reworded to: BTW - However, Shingles can be very nasty. The pharmacist's partner is a dentist. Said they had a patient who had shingles in their jaw area. Would come in for a Novocaine shot to be able to eat! Another friend had it which affected their hearing for about two weeks. (Couldn't hear out of one ear). 🙂
  2. If you are comparing a "Super C" to a Class A diesel pusher then I would say you do not get the same "space" for the length of the motorhome. The 4-5 feet of engine space sticking out the front of the Super C is wasted area as far as living space.
  3. That is what a couple of staff in the hospital told us, "Get a second flu shot in Jan-Feb if you get one in September."
  4. DW & I got our flu shots the first few days in September. We get our shots every year. Last year (2019) we got our shots in September and I came down with the flu in February 2020. I was back to about 90% in 6-7 days and 100% in 10 days. DW got the flu from me about 8 days after I came down with it and was in intensive care for 9 days with double pneumonia which turned into sepsis. The infectious disease specialist thinks we came down with type A flu whereas the flu shot was for type B.
  5. Ouch! $25 per document for the notarization. Isn't that expensive? Is this the typical cost? The cost I found was from this link provided earlier in this topic: How to get something notarized
  6. What RV do you have? Was there a factory installed inverter in the RV when it was new? As jcussen, wrote earlier, RV's with an inverter installed from the factory will have a sub panel installed with c/b's just for the circuits to be powered by the inverter. If you are installing the inverter in an RV which didn't have an inverter installed from the factory, then most people install a sub panel for the 120V outlets, the microwave, and maybe the fridge. Usually no need to have the air conditioner(s) or the water heater connected to the inverter.
  7. Al F

    heated area

    I think you will find that in most motorhomes, the existing battery compartment is exposed to the outside environment. There is little incentive for the RV mfg to put them in a heated compartment as lead acid batteries are designed to be used in temps from zero to 100 degrees. As far as lithium batteries are concerned it is the battery internal temp not outside air temp that is the concern. If the lithium batteries are in an enclosed compartment with some insulation they will probably be above freezing (internal temp) down to 10* outside temp or lower and OK for charging. They can be discharged down to zero or lower. The batteries also produce some heat when being used so that helps keep them warm. On the other hand heat over 100* is detrimental to long life of the batteries. So putting in a well insulated compartment w/o good ventilation is not a good idea.
  8. Walmart & Murphy (separate stations here) both are $1.73. Valero is $1.75
  9. Look online for a canvas shop in your area. They should be able to sew together a piece of canvas to fit in poptop area. Then just take some plywood and close in the bottom part.
  10. Here is a side view showing the rear fold down canvas room: https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fimg.claz.org%2Ft%2F400x320%2Fvky5hw-Hh8NRRtNWUQKQQcFFwwcGwofBUUaWQcCEkUWQwBZGA4NGh5GWSosYSAoE1wdBF1DQ1sbUAwTQlsbDApCT1IcBV9CQ1lOUQ5EFQlWWAcfFx0cGg4kAwUVXBwSKS4aWQEHBQ4mZQcHIxsmaltORlsmfgEZEQYYWzdCE1hPVw0TRFoYVlBHWAEJUg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fclaz.org%2Fclassifieds%2Fvehicles%2Frv%3Fq%3Dpop%2Bup%26p%3D17&tbnid=TZwuEiw3nN3SZM&vet=12ahUKEwiHiJSO3szrAhUJQa0KHYaRDlwQMygWegUIARDFAQ..i&docid=QaqqLAcm5RMIsM&w=400&h=225&itg=1&q=1994 sunlite pop up camper&ved=2ahUKEwiHiJSO3szrAhUJQa0KHYaRDlwQMygWegUIARDFAQ
  11. Al F

    better battery

    Amazon shows a price of $480 for a 100AH SiO2 battery.
  12. About the engine rev'ing up as you started the first incline. If you had the cruise control on that was most likely just the cruise control down shifting the transmission to try to keep your speed up. A quick glance at the RPM gauge would confirm this if/when it happens again. If you were manually using the accelerator to keep you speed up, you were probably just slowly pressing on the accelerator to keep your speed up, until the computer sensed that it needed to down shift to try to keep your speed up. Kind of like when in a car and you go to pass another car on a 2 lane hwy and you press the accelerator hard causing the transmission to down shift to help you speed up to pass the other car. I helps to remember your are basically driving a large truck that is heavily loaded, so there will be times that the transmission will down shift and cause the engine RPMs to jump up making an unexpected noise. Also the engine is just to the right and below your right foot, so when the RPMs change suddenly you will hear it. In a car the engine is farther in front of you, much smaller, and the sound proofing between the driver and the engine is much better.
  13. If your tow/haul was turned on it may have been the computer downshifting the transmission to use engine braking to slow down the RV. The next time you have a chance try the quick slow down and keep an eye on the RPM's. If the RPMs are jumping up when you hear the noise, the tow/haul mode is using engine braking to help slow you down. This is where starting off manually selecting 1 and going up to 3000-4000 RPM and then going to 2nd and then 4th and finally to D and listening to the transmission shifting and keeping track of the shifts, i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. This gives you a feel for what kind of engine sounds you can expect to hear. Also, sometime, start from a stop with the gear shift in D and then press the accelerator all the way to the floor and keep it there until you get to about 65mph. (I don't mean for you to stomp on the accelerator, just take about 2-3 seconds to go from rest to all the way down) Keep an eye on the RPMs and also count the shifts. This gives you a feel for the sounds and feel of the engine. I would expect for you to see the shifts happening at some where between 3000 and 4000 RPM. All this is to help you become accustom to the sounds of the engine when it shifts at higher RPMs.
  14. We have been using RV's from small pop top tent trailer to 40' diesel pushers, all with a propane/elect fridge, for over 47 years and have never turned off the propane while traveling.
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