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Old 07-28-2019, 10:58 PM   #21
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OK, thanks, I guess I misread your previous statement. Happy trails!
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:50 AM   #22
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Great comments--thanks all.

I did sign up for the PW Yahoo forum and my wife the PW Facebook Group. Thanks for the suggestion.

I'll be interested to know how those sleeping bag liners work out.

I believe extension cords are ok as long as the amperage draw is low; ie fridge ok, air conditioning never.

Thanks for the 5th gear advice and no cruise. I will do this in future.
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Great comments--thanks all.

I did sign up for the PW Yahoo forum and my wife the PW Facebook Group. Thanks for the suggestion.

I'll be interested to know how those sleeping bag liners work out.

I believe extension cords are ok as long as the amperage draw is low; ie fridge ok, air conditioning never.

Thanks for the 5th gear advice and no cruise. I will do this in future.
Extension cords are ok as long as they are not overly long and at least 12ga. You definitely don't want to run both the AC and microwave at the same time with one. We've used a 50' 12 ga at some residences over the years with no issues. No warm cord or outlet
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You've received some good replies here and you will sort out the storage in your van. We're on our third RV and with each we have had to reconfigure how we pack. In each we have put shelves in those storage caverns.

There are trade offs with each RV. My parents went from a travel trailer to a van conversion. The van was easier to manage, but had less space and required breaking camp to shop or sight see. The best advantage of the van that I saw was that after my father died my mother was able to camp solo into her mid 80's.
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I pulled my Ram Promaster manual and can find no talk of how to downshift. I see on the shift lever a + and - but that is in D not a M (manual). Would this be how to override and downshift from 6 to 5? I know there’s a tow/haul but am not sure if this would accomplish the same thing or not. Please let me know.
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I pulled my Ram Promaster manual and can find no talk of how to downshift. I see on the shift lever a + and - but that is in D not a M (manual). Would this be how to override and downshift from 6 to 5? I know there’s a tow/haul but am not sure if this would accomplish the same thing or not. Please let me know.
Tap to left to put in manual mode. Then it's in manual mode so you can push up or down to put it in a specific gear. Very easy to do at highway speeds.
A Promaster quirk. Pushing the shifter up makes it downshift, back or down makes it upshift. Backwards what you would think it would be. You have to push back to the right to be able to go into park.
The tow/haul setting makes no difference how the manual shifting works
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:54 PM   #27
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Congratulations on your new RV purchase. This reply is for refrigerator cooling issue, only: We have a Dometic 3-way refrigerator in our 2001 Pleasure-way Lexor.
1. Cooling ability: Due to age and model difference, the performance of our refrigerator may not be comparable to yours, however, we have found as have many other class B owners that we know that the 3-way refrigerators can reliably keep food at approx. 40 degrees or lower when outside temperature a below 90 degrees F. Once temperatures are above 90, depending upon a variety of factors (including sun exposure to refrigerator side of RV and/or whether we are running the air conditioning in the RV), keeping the refrigerator temperature 40 F or lower is not reliable. (Even under these conditions, however, our freezer continues to stay lower than 32 F.) In these conditions, we keep out food that requires refrigeration in a cooler. We have no trouble keeping ice for 3 to 4 days in our $40 Coleman "3-day ice retention cooler with temperatures 40 F or lower.. We monitor temperatures using a $17 electronic thermometer from Amazon that monitors the coach temperature and has two remote sensors which place as appropriate depending up whether we are using a cooler.
2. Pre-cool: If you are unable to connect to shore power or if driveway is slopped too much, recommend pre-cooling the refrigerator with frozen water bottles. 3-way refrigerators tend not to be very good at cooling from a high temperature. They are much better at maintaining a temperature once that temperature has been achieved (by pre-cooling).
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Thanks for a true review, very valuable to me at least.
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