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Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-02-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,618
Posted By ArtDeco
I expect semi trucks and RVs to be the last...

I expect semi trucks and RVs to be the last diesel vehicles on the road. The propane tanks will probably disappear as the improved house electrical systems take over, but it will be a long time...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-02-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,134
Posted By ArtDeco
I just returned from a trip: where we spent 4...

I just returned from a trip: where we spent 4 nights in motels, 12 nights at a relative's house , and 25 nights in campgrounds, so yeah, we can sleep in our class B ... a ERA sprinter van.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-01-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,618
Posted By ArtDeco
Even that won't work very well in states like...

Even that won't work very well in states like Texas, where it can be hundreds of miles to anything, but in the East they may work out.
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 11-05-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,253
Posted By ArtDeco
I have an earlier model ... a 2010 ERA 170 with...

I have an earlier model ... a 2010 ERA 170 with the pre def engine ...and am very happy with the driving performance of the sprinter van. I don't tow, but get a solid 19 mpg uphills or on flats with...
Forum: The Kitchen 11-05-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,546
Posted By ArtDeco
Irregardless of what you cook in it, a small oven...

Irregardless of what you cook in it, a small oven like this pizza oven at Amazon is a great think to carry in the van. Not just pizza ... cookies, biscuits, tarts, etc....
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-26-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By ArtDeco
Not speaking from experience here , but I would...

Not speaking from experience here , but I would be more concerned with the limits of the bms than the charger. You don't want to exceed the safe charging specs on your batteries.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-26-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,164
Posted By ArtDeco
Looks like a great find for the price of a ...

Looks like a great find for the price of a coffee. Unfortunately I am not an Apple user, but I hope it helps someone else viewing this thread. I will search for similar apps for Android again. ...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-25-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,164
Posted By ArtDeco
I am searching Campendium and googling "state...

I am searching Campendium and googling "state name" + free camping with liitle luck; any other online resources you can recommend?
I bought a couple of paper books, but they seem too outdated to...
Forum: The Kitchen 09-24-2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,432
Posted By ArtDeco
I know this is an older thread, but I do keep a...

I know this is an older thread, but I do keep a good bit of food in the van year round, and have for several years since we got it. But there are some tricks involved.

I live in Pennsylvania so...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-24-2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,940
Posted By ArtDeco
Interesting concept but doesn't appear to be...

Interesting concept but doesn't appear to be available in the USA. Or am I missing something?
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-23-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By ArtDeco
I haven't rented mine out either, but it can work...

I haven't rented mine out either, but it can work if you live close to a major tourist area. Otherwise, No, Nope, Never. And be sure to check the insurance policy carefully... holes like swiss...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-23-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By ArtDeco
Yes I watched a bunch of James and Stephanie...

Yes I watched a bunch of James and Stephanie videos when I was shopping for my van. And I hate videos as a rule.
He did a newer video about normalized runtime on the A/C where the comments thread...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-23-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By ArtDeco
That's exactly why I'm looking to replace my A/C...

That's exactly why I'm looking to replace my A/C . Blower right over the bed, and the generator needed to run it without shore power right under the bed. We call it a "noise sandwich ". Not even with...
Forum: Industry News 09-23-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 203,641
Posted By ArtDeco
Certainly it's true that Winnebago is having...

Certainly it's true that Winnebago is having supply chain issues as well, as are most manufacturers today. And that folks who attended the big Hershey RV show reported high prices and short discounts...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-23-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By ArtDeco
I joined a DYI solar forum or two just to try to...

I joined a DYI solar forum or two just to try to get a handle on battery technology today before I dump much money into electronics for my older ERA , and it seems that getting satisfactory...
Forum: Industry News 09-23-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 203,641
Posted By ArtDeco
So I'm new to all this but it seems like part of...

So I'm new to all this but it seems like part of the decline in RT market share is just that there are more brands and models offered to buyers today. And many potential buyers, put off by the...
Forum: Trading Post | Classifieds 09-21-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By ArtDeco
I am interested if they will work on induction as...

I am interested if they will work on induction as well as gas...will a magnet stick to the bottom? Sorry but I can't tell from your post.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-21-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By ArtDeco
You need to be careful about the battery amp hour...

You need to be careful about the battery amp hour rating. Lithium can be run down to 10 or 20 percent of charge, but lead acid only to about 50 percent of charge without dramatic loss of life,...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-21-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,940
Posted By ArtDeco
Honestly all it needs to cool is the sleeping...

Honestly all it needs to cool is the sleeping area at night, aprox 6 ft x 6 ft x 6 ft. I rarely use the rooftop but it works fine if I have shore power or run a generator during the day. If I could,...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-20-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,164
Posted By ArtDeco
OTOH, east of the Mississippi "free" and...

OTOH, east of the Mississippi "free" and "overnight" never appear in the same sentence unless it's "stay 3 nights, get 1 free" occasionally.
Forum: RV Rallies, Get Togethers and RV Shows 09-20-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,434
Posted By ArtDeco
Hershey show 2021

So did anyone attend the biggest USA RV show this year? I couldn't make it B/C of a nasty cold and want to here about the classB part of the show, especially electronics since I want to update my 10...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-20-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,940
Posted By ArtDeco
Thanks for the lead. I am currently heading...

Thanks for the lead. I am currently heading down the rabbit hole of 12v mini split a/c units such as are used in truck sleeper cabs and boats.

For anyone unfamiliar with thefitrv , James did a...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-20-2021, 03:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,164
Posted By ArtDeco
Nice thing about my classB is that I don't really...

Nice thing about my classB is that I don't really need a premium site. I've stayed in tent sites, and even stayed a night in the overflow area until a site was available.
But in Virginia and the...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-20-2021, 02:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,940
Posted By ArtDeco
Good thread. I have an ERA 170 with the 110v...

Good thread. I have an ERA 170 with the 110v rooftop air and can hardly use it because with the generator running under the bed and the A/C running over the bed, it's a noise sandwich. Not even with...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-12-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,317
Posted By ArtDeco
If they intend to drive across the US in a rented...

If they intend to drive across the US in a rented RV one time and drop it in Philly I would get a bigger RV and stay on the interstate. But I am looking forward to going east to west in my Class B on...
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