March 11, 2019
One of the best upgrades I did was to add the vortex generators (VGs) to our class A motor home (MH).
The VGs improved the handling more than the expensive shocks and swaybar.
Even though the shocks and swaybar made the ride better the VGs really blew my mind on how much they improved the wind issues from crosswinds and trucks passing.
Crosswinds? What crosswinds? They don't push the MH around like they did before.
Totaly amazing. The truck trailers used to get sucked towards me as they passed which increased the pucker factor quite a bit. Now they don't move toward me and I barely know they are passing. I still get a very small bump on the noise when the truck hits my bow wave but most of the time I don't even have to correct for it. Some smart person out there may tell me how to fix that too.
The other benefit is way less dirt on the back end of the MH. Stays as clean as the sides now.
Where did I get them you may ask?
Well they do make a commercial version of them called Air Tabs, but I 3D printed mine.
The cost was less and I ended up with a 3D printer for other projects.
They are installed 4 inch on centers (where they can be) and they are up both sides and across the top.
I hope to paint match them to the MH this summer just to spruce them up a bit.
I hope this will help others out there that may be experiencing the same issues with wind or trucks.
As Ray would say,,, Cheers!
March 1, 2019
Any Harvest Hosts members here?
We signed up for the first time this year. Harvest Host is a network of businesses that allow free overnight RV access to members. Most are family type businesses such as wineries, ranches, farms, museums etc. The number of locations is fairly impressive for such a low yearly cost.
We paid $45/year after finding a discount code online. Normally $50. After becoming a member they will give you little kickbacks to bring new members on. We haven't done that ourselves but for someone with a youtube audiance it could be a way to make a few bucks if you like the service enough to recommend them.
Unfortunately our trip was cut short this year but we did stay at 4 locations. A date farm just outside Death Valley, 2 wineries and one cauliflower farm seen here near Yuma. Much better than the overcrowded BLM stop just a mile down the road.
These are one night stays unless business allows longer We stayed 2 nights at the cauliflower farm. No hook-ups or other services. You are not required to buy anything but it certainly is encouraged to at least find the owner and thank them while you have a look around. At each location we made some small purchases. Good stuff like wine that we would normally purchase anyway.
We have been very happy. The stops are unique and fun. Never had a date shake before.
Just thought I would pass it along. Here is a link to learn more if it sounds like something interesting to you.
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