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RE: Roadside coach fire

Looks like any other motorhome fire. It has been made worse by the wind rather than by diesel fuel. I don't the fuel is on fire at all. And yes the diesel tank is forward in most DP's.
msmith1199 09/27/16 11:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: covering a 40 ft motor home.

I do not know how they grade concrete, but I do know they have concrete that is mixed for different loads. I had a driveway poured and it was only 3500 and ended up with a crack. Someone told me it should have been 4000 grade concrete. So also check the grade of concrete that will be poured. Good Luck. I'm no concrete expert either, but I've seen runways with 18" thick concrete crack too. Not to mention the freeway concrete. Yes, I realize it's a completely different use, but I think concrete is subject to cracking no matter what.
msmith1199 09/27/16 03:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RIP, Arnold Palmer.

Interesting story. I actually grew up as an Arnold Palmer fan and watched him live at tournaments several times, but I never heard of the Arnold Palmer drink until probably 10 years ago. I thought it was something new then. Didn't realize it's been around that long.
msmith1199 09/26/16 04:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: Selling VW TDI diesel!!!???

Does anyone have any idea of just when this buy back is going to start. I have heard anything from September to December. Final deal won't be signed off by the court until Oct 16. I set an online appointment for buy back for Nov 1, however, I'm not counting on it actually happening that day. Hopefully it won't be long after that as I already ordered my 2017 Wrangler.
msmith1199 09/25/16 11:36am Around the Campfire
RE: Fuel gauge not working

I know how you can tell when it's empty!
msmith1199 09/22/16 08:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: covering a 40 ft motor home.

If you want to land a 747 on it, I think they use 18" thick concrete for that.
msmith1199 09/21/16 02:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: covering a 40 ft motor home.

While it doesn't hurt to pour 10 inch thick concrete, it is an overkill. I only have a 35 foot DP, but I parked it on a 4 inch pad for years and never had any problems. The concrete was reinforced with fiberglass and not rebar and it help up just fine.
msmith1199 09/21/16 01:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Don't waste your money on Premium gasoline

Back in the day when cars had carburetors, I did a check once and tried different grades of fuel in my Camaro and checked my MPG over quite a few tank fulls. I don't remember my exact numbers, but I did get better MPG with the high octane fuel and my math showed I could actually save a few pennies by running high octane based on the better MPG. I have never repeated by experiment with a fuel injected car. However, I have got gas outside of California and Nevada, and I've noted about a 10 percent increase in MPG using non-California gas. My toad (Which is a Dodge Dakota with a V-8) jumped from an average of about 17 mpg, to over 20 mpg using gas I bought in other states.
msmith1199 09/21/16 11:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Split King Motorized Adjustable Bed

Another alternative for her is just get split flat mattresses, and put hers on a piece of plywood and raise the entire thing to the height you need. I actually have the same problem as she does, which is why I got the adjustable bed, but I think I'd be more comfortable keeping the mattress flat and just tilting the entire bed. The only problem being you said she needs it higher than most which means if you go to hide she may slide right off the end and onto the floor. But many people who have this same issue solve the problem by simply raising the head of the bed.
msmith1199 09/21/16 11:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Split King Motorized Adjustable Bed

I have the bed you are talking about, and yes it is super heavy. But that is mostly all in the memory foam. Sleep Number makes the same bed in the air adjustable version. I can't imagine it weighs all that much.
msmith1199 09/21/16 11:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Don't waste your money on Premium gasoline

270 million drivers needlessly use premium fuel? Was AAA study a world wide study? There are not 270 million people in the USA with drivers licenses.
msmith1199 09/20/16 08:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Way To Protect Toad

I have a 2006 Dodge Dakota truck that I have been towing since 2006. I have stock mud flaps on my motorhome. I have zero damage on the front of the truck from anything kicked up by the motorhome, at least none that I've ever seen. The only problem I have is in the rain the truck will get completely covered in mud and/or dirt, but I'm not sure any of the rock guard things even stop that do they?
msmith1199 09/20/16 04:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Labrador Retriever Pup ::::

Not all dumbs are blond!
msmith1199 09/19/16 08:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Best Road for 40 ft. coach from Jackson Wyoming to Yosemite

Thanks--we do have a two night reservation for one of the very few sites that can fit us. We've stayed outside the park and really want to experience staying right there. We would have stayed longer if we could have--that's a tough reservation to get! And Tioga isn't that bad. No way in heck would I drive 110 miles to avoid it. I wouldn't drive 5 miles to avoid it!
msmith1199 09/19/16 06:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Financing a motorhome.

If it weren't for people financing RV's then the RV industry would not exist and there would be no motorhomes for you rich folk to buy. And if that happened there would be no RV.NET for you to post on to tell people not to finance an RV.
msmith1199 09/19/16 10:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Financing a motorhome.

We were thinking of using our home equity line of credit for a large part of the cost. Currently we have it paid off. I was going to ask if our line of credit limit could be increased. Interest is tax deductible for now unless IRS screws with tax laws. Wouldn't be the IRS screwing with it, it would be Congress.
msmith1199 09/19/16 10:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Financing a motorhome.

Can't help on where but one note of correction. Any loan , bank , personal etc the interest can be deducted as a second home. Assuming you already don't have a second home with a loan on it. Where you get the loan is immaterial . The loan just has to be secured by the motorhome.
msmith1199 09/19/16 10:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Financing a motorhome.

How about a home equity loan? The interest would be tax deductible. Hard to find a loan with the RV as collateral because the value decreases whereas a home usually increases. The interest on a personal loan is NOT deductible. Interest on a loan secured by the RV is deductible has a second home.
msmith1199 09/19/16 10:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: beeping driving me nuts

Tinnitus. I have it too.
msmith1199 09/18/16 09:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: Best Road for 40 ft. coach from Jackson Wyoming to Yosemite

Help me, please! We're coming from Carson City, NV to Lower Pines Campground in the Yosemite Valley in a 40' rig, towing a car. We are 13 foot high. From what I've read if we take Tioga Rad, we would then take Big Oak Flat Road which has tunnels, one of which is 10' 2" going into the valley. Is this correct? Looks like we are taking the long way around. Specific route suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks a lot! You'll be fine. I don't know where the 10 foot number came from, but I don't think it's even that low at the edge, but it may be. But like has already been said, it's wide and curved at the top. 45 foot tour busses go through it all the time.
msmith1199 09/18/16 07:31pm Class A Motorhomes
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