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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Build a PC is Back.....but on: April 15, 2018, 12:37:19 pm
I said I'd flounce out, and I will, but I'll say I'm not intentionally trolling. I just have small tolerance for stupidity. My BS detector has a very low threshold, I'm increasingly becoming a curmudgeon in my old age and don't particularly care. I've been advised that there are a number here who apparently do indeed have "thin skins", and I don't have much truck with that either. As I said, its pretty obvious that this forum and I aren't a good fit; the culture here seems to be more like facebook (which I avoid like the plague and "you" should too) what with "neighborly" ratings and other fluff. I could say a lot more just because I'm a curmudgeon, but why put everyone - including myself - through that?

I'm glad PC still offers the spare, and again: Its nothing that can't be fixed with some angle iron and a welder!
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Build a PC is Back.....but on: April 14, 2018, 09:01:25 pm
Well Zoooorby, the point in the pusher is still the same. Not having a spare is no way a deal breaker, people get by with out one all the time. IE , Many cars often high end dont have any kind of spare.

Your comment on thin skinned is odd. He was kind actually, in no way acting thin skinned. Personally I looked at your posts as if the were posted by a Troll.  Are they or just a tude you carry as so many do it seems.   No matter really, just curious.  
And why would I care if any "high end" car, truck, bus, motor-home, or my uncle's '48 deuce and a half flatbed Dodge doesn't have a spare tire? Its still stupid.

But after careful thought, I think I'm done here - its time to "flounce out". Its obvious that this forum and I aren't a good fit. See ya!
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Build a PC is Back.....but on: April 14, 2018, 07:36:58 am
Zorba, your comment is not well-received.

Skin's a bit thin, isn't it?
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Build a PC is Back.....but on: April 13, 2018, 09:46:05 pm
As for a class A pusher, if I were driving such a rig, it too would have a spare tire. If it takes air tools to realistically change one on such a rig, I'd carry them - there would certainly be enough room. But a PC isn't a class A pusher, a spare tire is required and expected - and apparently, quite available. Even if a person isn't capable of changing their own tire - age and various disabilities will do that to people - you still need a spare when AAA or whomever arrives. When they do. If you can get them.

Rotating tires around to make it back to civilization is a great plan B. Not so good as a plan A.

When I was young and stupid, I once had to call for help to come - 75 miles one way. Thank Goddess it wasn't further and I was actually able to reach someone. And yes, the situation was entirely my own fault. Never again.


5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Build a PC is Back.....but on: April 12, 2018, 05:15:29 am
I am not so helpless that I cannot change a stupid flat tire, inside or outside; nor do I want to be helpless because I don't have one! All it takes is a hydraulic jack, a good lug wrench, and some time. It usually takes far less time to deal with it than it is to have to call someone - if they can even be reached - and wait, wait, wait, wait. No thank you. Not being prepared is ridiculous, my daddy raised me better than that. I changed a tire one time about 50 miles west of Stovepipe Wells up in the Panamint range. I doubt there is cell service there even to this day. If the motorhome world has collectively become so millennial-ized  that I can't get one with a spare tire, I'll just stay with fifth-wheels.

I had a flat tire on my car a couple of years ago. Without getting into the gory details, when it first happened, I wasn't sure if I'd lost a half shaft or just had a flat. I just happened to be forced to stop right by some highway workers. They told me that they "weren't allowed to assist me" - that was fine as I hadn't asked them to! While I was investigating the issue, they were wasting my time asking stupid questions: "What are you going to do?". "What am I going to do? I'm going to crawl halfway under this car and check the half shaft. When that's OK, I'll change the tire and be on my way." They were flabberghasted - I guess they were used to wimp Americans that seem to be the norm these days. Jeez, I have a nephew who can't even drive a stick shift.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tiny grey tank issue on: April 09, 2018, 11:50:18 am
While I find it odd that the black water tank is so much larger than the grey and I would have done it "opposite", the fix is rather simple. Simply TEE into the grey water drain line, AND a black water vent pipe a foot or so above floor level, put a cheap 12v water pump in-between, and Bob's your uncle. That allows you to pump the entire contents of the grey into the black, not just a "50% draindown" as using the dump valves will give you.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Build a PC is Back.....but on: April 09, 2018, 11:45:02 am
Thanx for the clarifications. No spare tire is just stupid, no other way to put it.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Build a PC is Back.....but on: April 08, 2018, 08:53:03 pm
Thank you both for the quick reply. I'd want cloth - if I didn't like it for some reason, there's always slip covers. Fake leather is only slightly better than real leather. Cloth, definitely cloth.

Did they really do away with the spare tire as standard, or just redesign how its mounted? I watched their videos, and it seems that the spare tire is still there, just externally mounted with a cover instead of in a compartment. That would make some sense. No tire makes zero sense!
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Build a PC is Back.....but on: April 08, 2018, 05:53:04 pm
Back to this forum after a several year absence. My wife and I are "getting closer" to buying a motorhome, and the PC 2552 *still* seems to be at the top of our list!

This thread, plus trying the latest iteration of "build your own" creates a couple of concerns...

#1: The "convenience package" - which mostly has things I want, also includes leather seats which I absolutely, positively DO NOT want. I'll save everybody the rant on the subject, but I *DETEST* leather seats with the fire of 10,000 suns. This exactly underlines why I don't like "packages" when buying a vehicle...

#2: Earlier post in this thread, seems to indicate no spare tire. Uh, no. That ain't happening either. Now it can be slung underneath like it was in the 70s for all I care, but any vehicle I own *WILL* have a spare tire, most ESPECIALLY one I'm driving in the boondocks!

#3: Jacks. The build your own feature now lists the rather expensive HWH jacks, and then jacks by Ford for "only" $900. What does this mean?

Please advise...
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Valentine's Day on: February 14, 2013, 02:52:09 pm
Thank you!

And Goddess bless everyone!  Heart Shower
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Heated Water Hose on: January 25, 2013, 06:25:18 pm
My father taught me to use heat tape for these applications. If its going to get REALLY cold, add insulation.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need suggestions for "test" camping in an RV on: January 01, 2013, 03:17:42 pm
Nuts. If I have to make reservations, I might as well stay in a motel.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Norcold class-action lawsuit on: January 01, 2013, 03:11:14 pm
I've been involved with RVs for decades - and the preponderance of problems with RV refrigerators seems to be with Norcold. They scare me to the point of being a major negative when looking/shopping rigs. Dometic has problems too, but it sure seems to me that Norcold has an order of magnitude more than anyone else.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Replacement coach batteries on: December 07, 2012, 06:33:34 pm
That is EXACTLY my point - which is WHY you want to use 6 volts in series instead of 12 volts in parallel.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Replacement coach batteries on: December 07, 2012, 02:53:49 pm
Nope. While its true about the AH being additive in parallel, the 6 volt batteries will have twice the amp hour rating - all other things being equal (size, make, chemistry, etc). Energy density is a constant - again, all other things being equal.

There is zero reason NOT to use 2 6 volters in series vs. 2 12 volters in parallel - while there are plenty of reasons NOT to ever use batteries in parallel. Its just bad design and bad practice. When it absolutely, positively, MUST be done, each parallel battery should be diode isolated - which becomes a bit of a problem in a rechargeable system.
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