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Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-23-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By Tom_T
We've insured our 1988 VW Vanagon CamperGL...

We've insured our 1988 VW Vanagon CamperGL Westfalia with AAA as a Camper Van since new in CA -- & our DMV Reg lists it as a Van/Auto since new - not Commercial vehicle.

Unless your Class B is...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-09-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,103
Posted By Tom_T
I've never heard that batteries won't charge at...

I've never heard that batteries won't charge at all when running the fridge on DC, nor have I experienced that ever with our 1988 Westfalia over the past 34 years, but it may recharge more slowly -...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-25-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,220
Posted By Tom_T
Hi Mike, Neither GoWesty (CA), Van...

Hi Mike,

Neither GoWesty (CA), Van Cafe/Rocky Mountain (CO), Just Kampers (USA & UK branches), Bus OK (Netherlands), VW Bus Shop (Germany), nor Bus Depot (PA), etc. have a clue.

And Bus...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-25-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,220
Posted By Tom_T
Ta Christan for the compliments & suggestion. ...

Ta Christan for the compliments & suggestion.

Our 1988 T25 Westfalia & 1970 Eriba Puck would both use the same size 2" sewerage hose & fittings, & I have seen some kits with bayonet fittings -...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-02-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,731
Posted By Tom_T
daveydd - You'd only do a lift like your...

daveydd -

You'd only do a lift like your neighbor, if you need to squeeze another car in the garage parking space in my opinion.

It looks like your neighbor has multiple Dodge/CMC classic...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-02-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,731
Posted By Tom_T
Daveydd - I'm not sure who you're replying...

Daveydd -

I'm not sure who you're replying to, & I do agree that the HF ramps are a good deal, plus HF is always putting stuff on sale for even less, as does Northern Tool for similar items that...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-01-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,731
Posted By Tom_T
You can also get them free as waste lumber pieces...

You can also get them free as waste lumber pieces at construction sites, since the length needed is less than typically used for any floor, ceiling or roof framing - plus you can use 2x6, 2x8, 2x10 &...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-01-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,731
Posted By Tom_T
Yes I know of at least 3-4 first hand, and...

Yes I know of at least 3-4 first hand, and several 2nd hand - including a neighbor with a 2007-08 Roadtrek (about the same vintage as the OP's 2008 RT) who broke his forearm when his rolled unchocked...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-01-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,731
Posted By Tom_T
I think that I've more than clarified & answered...

I think that I've more than clarified & answered your question for you, the OP & everyone else.

Now you're just being mean trying to get my very valid posts dumped when the OP in fact did ask...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-01-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,731
Posted By Tom_T
The difference is that a person is under the...

The difference is that a person is under the vehicle & exposed if anything fails or goes wrong.

Also when you're working on the vehicle of any type, you'll probably be pushing, pulling etc. on...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-01-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,731
Posted By Tom_T
No Booster - nothing wrong with asking for...

No Booster - nothing wrong with asking for clarification, but your post was worded as if 10K lbs was the only lift size/rating/type that I discussed - so I did clarify for you.

Again - in my...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-01-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,731
Posted By Tom_T
Yes Canscot - I know that you were talking about...

Yes Canscot - I know that you were talking about Ramps, as per my reply to you about having the same ramps.

I was replying to Booster, who was erroneously talking about 10,000 lb 4 post lifts for...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-01-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,731
Posted By Tom_T
I was wondering if you had "heavenly aid" on your...

I was wondering if you had "heavenly aid" on your Rhino Ramps, before you fixed the phone/computer spell checker! :lol:

Why do they call it spell checker, when more often than not it gives the...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-01-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,731
Posted By Tom_T
Nope, but there are lighter duty 4 post ramps in...

Nope, but there are lighter duty 4 post ramps in the $1-4K range, & it was expressed as a range with a plus after it - so don't be silly.

If you must, just say that a 10K lbs 4 post will be in the...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-01-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,731
Posted By Tom_T
"Clark" Grizwald - You don't say whether...

"Clark" Grizwald -

You don't say whether you also have a garage parking need as well, & since others reading here may need more garage parking - I've also covered lifts below. But they're...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-25-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,861
Posted By Tom_T
Try a Dodge/RAM dealer &/or quality aftermarket...

Try a Dodge/RAM dealer &/or quality aftermarket REAR DOOR MOUNTED spare tire carrier - & they have some models that will unhook & swing away from the doors if you need clearance.

Mount it on...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-25-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,861
Posted By Tom_T
Avanti - What is so special, is that your...

Avanti -

What is so special, is that your alternator comparison is not subject to road hazards - whereas a tire can get a flat.

You'll need a new alternator far less likely, than a flat tire...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-25-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,861
Posted By Tom_T
Forget the can-o-goo & buy a full sized spare & a...

Forget the can-o-goo & buy a full sized spare & a rear door spare tire mount & have them install it while it's in the shop, & then get AAA, Good Sam or other RV Roadside Assistance coverage (add...
Forum: Welcome Wagon - New Member Intros 06-20-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By Tom_T
Speaking from experience with 2 teens now grown &...

Speaking from experience with 2 teens now grown & with their own families .... and before we get to the AC or no-AC question -

First - if you're only going to use it for camping once or twice up...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 04-11-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By Tom_T
OTR, Their Claimed Value is not Agreed Value...

OTR,

Their Claimed Value is not Agreed Value with it's value protection guaranty, & so they can still pay you based on an average value.

With your low mile 2000RT, you'll be well served to get...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 04-11-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By Tom_T
:iagree: Agreed - 2 on Jim Polk. Jim is...

:iagree:
Agreed - 2 on Jim Polk.

Jim is well known & respected amongst the Vintage Trailer/RV Community, & his valuations are widely accepted by the insurers, so you'll be in good well...
Forum: Welcome Wagon - New Member Intros 04-07-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,745
Posted By Tom_T
Hey Jon - Can you please do me a favor, and...

Hey Jon -

Can you please do me a favor, and post in my sewer drain hose topic on the FG RV Forums that there is some glitch with RVLife's system that has me locked out of that Forum, which I...
Forum: Welcome Wagon - New Member Intros 04-07-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,745
Posted By Tom_T
Question Anyone Know of a Pre-Made 2 inch Waste Water Drain Line?

On that subject -

Is anyone aware of a pre-made ready to go gray water waste water to sewer drain hose pre-assembled with the +/- 2 inch outside diameter screw-on connections which would fit the...
Forum: Welcome Wagon - New Member Intros 04-07-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,745
Posted By Tom_T
Recent Upgrades to our own 1988 Westy

Back to our `88 Westy -

We got it back from the shop, & had the GoWesty Repro Toilet/Storage Box installed, along with a 50 AH LiPO House Battery, Battery Charger & 700 W Inverter installed, the...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 04-04-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,220
Posted By Tom_T
Question Anywhere to buy 2 inch Grey Water Sewer Drain Hose?

Do any of your Class-B Camper Vans - or Smaller Aluminum, FG, etc. trailers, or pop-up tent trailers use a threaded connector +/-2" O.D. Sewer Drain Hose (+/- 1.5" inside diameter) to drain your...
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