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#257 of 259 Re: Still going... [mark156]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 17, 2013 (6:51 am)
We do have a trip planned for upper Michigan in July as my nephew is getting married and it should be beautiful that time of year!
It's a big stomping ground but that's where I am. There's a campground a few blocks away on Lake Superior in fact. Give a shout!
It will be nice in July. The initial wave of bugs should be gone and that's when it starts to be consistently warm.
#258 of 259 Battery mania
Feb 10, 2013 (8:16 pm)
It's been almost six years since we've been RVing. So, since we are ALL electric, I wanted to change out our 8 house batteries (we still have 2 chassis batteries that start the engine ). I decided to go with the AGM batteries as they are low maintenance which means that you don't have to add water monthly and have much less sulfating (white powder that you remove with baking soda).
I had the slide-out battery trays repainted as they started to rust from the sulfating. They look fantastic now!
The AGM's were $359 each which was a BIG commitment, but worth it!
Jun 02, 2013 (8:23 pm)
The big summer trip is on the horizon which will be about 7,300 miles. So, new tires all around were on the list. Just had them installed this past Friday. Eight 295/80R/22.5, Michelin XZA-2 Energy's. I bought them through the FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association)..... which generally saves about $100 per tire.
The service facility gave me $50 each for my take-off's that were 7.5 yrs. old with 57,700 miles on them. In the 'truck/RV' world, tires should be replaced at about 7 yrs. regardless of mileage.
I got the tires for about $680 each plus balancing and installation. Total of about $6,100 including tax.