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RE: Airxcel Skymaxx 97000

What happened to the original hinges? Wouldn't a 2022 Cascade have some warranty coverage? Did you hit something while it was open? Can you have someone fabricate something? I have a 2020 Cascade myself, and had the fun experience of peeling the top off my A/C unit once. It's a tall camper, for sure.
Dave D. 05/08/23 01:35pm Truck Campers
RE: $100,000 Host Campers

It's ridiculous what the market will bear nowadays. We bought our 2020 Cascade and 2020 Chevy 3500 both new for not a whole lot more than just the camper goes for 3 years later. Speedway says they can't keep them on the lot.
Dave D. 04/12/23 12:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Hot Water Recirculation Loop - Save Water - Camp Longer

The pump would only need to run a total of maybe 40 seconds total a day pressing the switch, 6 seconds per use. Not much power. True enough. But if I'm going to go to the trouble of plumbing in a hot water loop, I don't want to wait at all. Besides, our Host camper takes at least twice that time to get hot water to the kitchen sink.
Dave D. 10/15/22 02:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Hot Water Recirculation Loop - Save Water - Camp Longer

That works great in a residential application but in the RV, I only want the pump to run when needed, not constantly. Battery conservation. I only need 6 seconds of run time on the pump to get hot to the sink. A residential setup has a recirculating pump that runs all the time, at preset times on timer, or at a set temperature. Typically, the loop is taken from the last fixture in line and so should the return line in this setup. My pipes are all insulated and have 1" foamboard plus the TC wall insulating them from the outside in cold temperatures. The pipes are also run together with insulation tube over them and the heater vent hose next to them. The pipes are pretty well protected from freezing. But a recirculating pump takes little amperage compared to the pressure pump. The pressure pump would see no difference in usage -- in fact, less, as it would not have the extra duty of pumping cold water out of the lines. We are skiers, and in the RV lot can often see zero-degree temps for a day or two at a time. Keeping water flowing at those temps requires a space heater in our camper's basement, which draws a lot more than a recirculating pump. Since we have plug-in power up there, a few more ticks isn't an issue.
Dave D. 10/14/22 05:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Hot Water Recirculation Loop - Save Water - Camp Longer

Just watched the video, now I get what is meant by the OP's use of the term "recirculating." He is describing recycling cold water back to the main tank. To me, I was thinking "instant on" recirculating hot water, which creates a loop from and back to the hot water tank, which is driven by a recirculating pump, different than the main pressure pump. This loop is always heated, and when a hot water fixture is used the pressure drop in the loop turns on the main pump which actually provides the driving force for water to come out of the faucet. This would keep the hot water from freezing; the back-to-main-tank loop would not. With properly insulated lines it should not pull too much extra duty from the hot water tank. This is how it works in my house -- even in rooms farthest away from my boiler/hot water tank I have hot water right away.
Dave D. 10/14/22 03:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Hot Water Recirculation Loop - Save Water - Camp Longer

This might be useful for winter camping. Hot water won't freeze up. Although shouldn't the recirculation return to the hot water tank, not the main tank? At least this is how I plumbed my house's recirc. heat.
Dave D. 10/12/22 04:34pm Truck Campers
RE: DRW vs SRW safety, tire blowout

My SRW 2020 Chevy 3500 4X4 does not sway much at all, even with a Host Cascade. 19.5 tires and wheels, Stable Loads on the main springs and overloads, airbags, and a Roadmaster 1 1/4" rear swaybar. It all works together. The huge swaybar also benefits me when driving the truck empty, keeping both rear tires planted and eliminating the annoying stock axle hop which occurred almost every I pulled out from a corner, or went up a corner around a curve. Not the first time around the block. Before we went to a class A for several years, I had a Dodge 1-ton Cummins with similar suspension carrying an Arctic Fox 990 (still in my sig pictures!). But this aftermarket suspension package does add up! For most people I'd say just get the dually.
Dave D. 07/21/22 02:30pm Truck Campers
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