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  1. kfrimr

    Pricing to sale

    So how does one go about coming up with a value of an RV or truck when thinking about selling?
  2. Get the replacement flex pipe. It is easy to replace and to cobble something together just delays the inevitable. The replacement flex pipe is stainless steel and for me has lasted a few years between replacements. Kent
  3. Before we started fulltiming over 10 years ago. We visited the factories of over a dozen RV manufactures. We did go to shows and dealers but realized that it could be really easy to focus on floor plan, color and drapes rather that construction and quality of workmanship. There are a lot of compromises in living in an RV. Weight, carrying capacity, holding tank capacity. Already mentioned is the dual pane glass and that adds a lot of weight. We knew that as fulltimes we would not want to pay for an rv park every night for the next, however many, years. So being able to add solar, batteries was important. Batteries are heavy. Add to that, as a fulltimer you have all of your earthly possessions with you. tools, kitchen tool, Suit cases for the possible flight to the kids of Christmas, 7 years of Tax papers, out of season clothes, boots for Christmas with the kids on the ski slopes. All that to say you need to think of your lifestyle, and where you are going. I still work so we sometimes need two vehicles. All that to say there is a lot more to think about than just a home. (RV) Kent
  4. We just moved from sitting at the base of Mt Rainier for the last 4 months, to my Dad's farm in Ferndale WA. My folks are 96 and 93 still living by themselves on the Farm. We come here for a few weeks in the fall to help harvest their huge Gardens. They still home can beans and we eat fresh garden products. We've taken box loads of garden fresh products to the food bank and generally help get the farm ready for winter.
  5. I knew that we could not afford to keep a house and an RV. We had never camped before so this was a huge step of faith on our part. So we put our house up for sale and it sold in 5 days. We didn't have a truck or RV, but we had dreamed for about 4 years. We were 5 months house and home less, but had a number of business trips and travel plans, so we really didn't miss not have a permanent place. We got our Home and Truck 10 years ago and haven't looked back. We have lived the FULLTIME life for 10 years now. We can't imagine living any where else than our little home on wheels. We find that a lot of fulltiming is about philosophy, We don't travel like we are on vacation, we are home. When we stop, everything in the world that we own is with us, so we are at home. We don't eat out like vacation, we like to eat at home. My wife is a great cook. We have nothing stored somewhere. People ask us where we go back to...We don't go back to anywhere, "we go to the next place." We don't travel every day, we usually stay anywhere from a month to 4 months at any one place. When we do move to another place we generally don't travel more than 200 miles in a day, we are at home. I am not retired so we live, office and travel in our home on wheels.
  6. Thanks guys, Checked everything as was suggested, then found that I was plugged into an outlet that had 14g wire on a 15a breaker. Moved to an outlet that was 12g wire and 15a breaker and all is working. So I have 1000W of Solar and 500Ah of Lithium batteries. With the Magnum Hybrid inverter and a 1500 Heat-pump/AC with a "Soft-Start" installed and I can run for most of the hottest part of the day. The Magnum gives about 20a of "Load Support". So gives me plenty of AC until sun down the AC off and still have sufficient to run Residential Refrigerator and evening lights. Thanks for your helpfulness Kent
  7. We are dry camping this summer in a beautiful place. 20 miles from Mt Rainier with a stunning dining window view. With only a 15 amp of electricity. Recently something happened, not sure what. I have a Maginum Hybred inverter, and a Power Control System by Precision Circuits Inc. When I have no load it shows 120V but as soon as I put any kind of load it drops to >100 and turns off. For example when I turn on the water heater at 11Amps it drops voltage to 99 and kicks the PCS to disconnect the power. Is this a sign that my PCS is going out or is out? Or some other electrical issue? Any Ideas? Kent
  8. We've been full-timing for 10 years and Farm & City Insurance in Forest City IA. has been stellar and have always had great customer service. In our 10 years we've had several claims. Road side is included for only a few dollars and also have had several claims. I've been pleased. Cover HDT, 5th wheel and Smart all at very competitive prices. Kent
  9. I have the same battery system as Starlight puts in. I just bought the pieces wholesale and put it together myself. but I can vouch for the quality of the GBS Lithium Ion and the BMS that Starlight uses. I have 500Ah and am very pleased. All that to say I can recommend the system and batteries. Kent
  10. Excuse my ignorance...but what is the idle shutdown issue?
  11. kfrimr

    Transmission computer

    You Guys Rock. Cleaned the battery terminal and replaced the terminal ends. Works!!! I also took the time to check all of the fusses as well as the connector on shift and nothing was out of place. So you guys win! Thanks so much! Wife is much better 2 weeks out of surgery. No cancer in the tubes or ovaries. The Cancer was contained in the uterus. The Dr. did do a pelvic wash pre-surgery. and found cancer there, so is concerned and sent it out for a second opinion. We will have the results on May 2 and our plan is to leave Phoenix on May 3. We were referred to another oncologist in Seattle for the next follow up. Looks like every 3 months follow up for the next 2 years. So we are heading to Tacoma for the summer. Thanks for your concern for her. Kent
  12. If you have a situation like this, that is great or not so great, you can help all of us by going to a website called; http://rvservicereviews.com/ I have nothing to do with this site except I refer to it anytime I am in a new location and need service. Kent
  13. You need to send in a receipt from a SD Hotel, or RV park basically proving that you have recently been in the state. Kent
  14. kfrimr

    Transmission computer

    Doesn't matter what happens the goal is to be in Mesa in January. So look forward to it Ron. Kent
  15. kfrimr

    Transmission computer

    We are actually in Mesa. She has surgery at Chandler Regional. We are in a park near Val Vista Rd north of I-60. Thanks so much for your condolences, well wishes and especially your prayers. Kent
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