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Honest Mechanic, Reno, NV

Posted 08-06-2017 at 08:33 PM by srumpf

Please read this entire post. Jeff Andrews at Purcell Tire and Service Center in Reno, NY is an honest mechanic!!!!! I recommend Jeff for RV chassis and toad vehicle repairs. I have a 2003 Holiday Ramble Admiral SE 34 gas W22. In August 2017, in Reno, NV, I thought that I had a leaking rear caliper on the right rear wheel at the end of a six week family vacation. We pulled into Reno, NV in search of parts and a reasonably price mechanic. I purchased the parts at OReily Auto parts and searched...
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Stayin' cool in the 5th hottest heatwave of Montana!

Posted 08-02-2017 at 01:09 PM by MTSam
Updated 08-02-2017 at 01:16 PM by MTSam (Figured out how to put post in a 'category')

We are in the 5th hottest heatwave in Montana on record. We haven't had a slight break since late June. From the evening of July 5th we 'called it quits' and 'bugged out', we've been living full time in our 20FQ since it has a/c and the sticks doesn't.

Trust me when the neighbors are talking about us 'camping in the driveway' (boon docking basically) and haven't realized we are so much cooler this way. LOL. Most homes in MT don't have AC, but things haven't 'connected' for some...
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Fridge Saga and the Trip Home

Posted 08-02-2017 at 07:11 AM by noeldale

Back to Lake Havasu City with no real problems except need to do laundry again. It has cooled off a little and Im getting stir crazy so I need something to do.

Tape up a hanging wire here, replace a bulb there, rearrange a closet, wash the windshield again, and Im staying occupied. Each day we go to SIL and play one or two rounds or cards, 5 Crowns. If you have not played it then it should be on your list to try. Interesting and allows friends to talk in between plays.
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East TN Mail Forwarding

Posted 08-01-2017 at 05:30 AM by Rossville

Looking for mail forwarding for the east Tenn. Area?
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Apache Junction

Posted 07-26-2017 at 07:47 AM by noeldale
Updated 07-26-2017 at 07:50 AM by noeldale (Fixed photos)

Weve been in or at least near Phoenix before with the TT and not had any problems. This time we are going across Phoenix, west to east, to get to Lost Dutchman State Park. If it is anything like Cattail Cove north of Parker then it will be great.

Traffic was light, in my opinion, park was easy to find, and after a little mix up with the reservation, driving the wrong way on a one way road, confrontation with the ranger, we get settled into a nice U shaped turnout that is...
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1993 Damon UltraSport 34' Water heater

Posted 07-25-2017 at 03:06 PM by beyowulf

Switch would not function or light up.changed the switch ,nothing.Cleaned the burner with compressed air ,checked fuses check current to switch was okay.checked current to the element okay one side only.Clean the ground ,loosened and retightened.Pulled off all slip on electric connections including the circuit board side mount connection that contained four wires. still nothing.Checked current to board and the element again and noticed a small red ball on the back of the element so pressed against...
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Travels of the June Bug

Posted 07-25-2017 at 09:03 AM by lovepurple

Once again, the June Bug is getting ready for a trip. We have had a three year gap, with home renovation and surgery issues, so are taking a short trip this year to get back in the swing of things. We are getting the maintenance issues done, and soon will be heading for Missouri to watch the solar eclipse, and see some other sights as well. Maybe we will see you along the way!
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Arizona in July

Posted 07-18-2017 at 08:51 PM by noeldale
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We never planned on being in Arizona in the Summer let along being in Lake Havasu City during July.

DWs sister is having difficult time breathing due to health problems and it was thought we needed to go now to see her for ourselves the condition. Also to see her at her best and not just when she is really getting to the point she cant get around.
Deciding on a Thursday and leaving on Friday morning was the easiest decision as I had already plotted out a...
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USB issues resolved

Posted 07-14-2017 at 04:02 PM by MTSam
Updated 08-02-2017 at 01:19 PM by MTSam (put in category)

After a little over a week of guessing gamesas to why the USB / Cig port was not working, we finally got some answers with the help of folks here on the forum.

The fuse going to the unit looked good, but we weren't getting enough power to charge a cellphone.

Jtbuilds, caught that the wiring on the back in one of our photos was 'reversed'. Not enough power being drawn to kill the fuse, but we are thinking enough to maybe do a slight fracture?...
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Posted 07-08-2017 at 12:16 PM by MTSam

Well G'day!
We are new to the TT way, but have been skilled tent campers all our lives. Changes in life made it impossible to camp in a tent and after a solid decade of only doing day trips we knew we needed to change things up.

Welcome Creekside 20fq!

We are still getting our feet wet so to speak... and learning the ropes, so we have been boon docking in the driveway.
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Refrigerator operation while driving

Posted 07-04-2017 at 02:40 PM by Retired FF

As a retired FF open flame LP refrigerator while refueling not an ideal condition! 1988 Winnebago used a 3-way refrigerator: primary 110vac/LP gas/12VDC, while actively driving place dash in dual battery mode (not same as momentary emergency dual start) engine alternator maintained both battery systems under load OK.

2012 Itasca uses a 2-way refrigerator: primary 110vac/LP gas. Back to the safety while refueling issue (I know, simply turn off for 10 minutes, NEVER FORGET!). Can the...
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LeMars, IA - Ice Cream Capital of the USA

Posted 06-29-2017 at 09:38 AM by George Miklas
Updated 06-29-2017 at 10:01 AM by George Miklas

To my iRV2 following, I will return to LeMars Iowa this year August 28 through September 3, and hope to see some iRV2ers there! To find me, just look for the iRV2 sticker on my travel trailer.

At 8:30 PM, Thursday August 31, I will receive the "2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in Music" on the main stage.

More information on NTCMA
More information on the 42nd Annual Old Time Music Festival, LeMars, IA

P.S.: I am...
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The 2017 "Coloma Chicken Chew" and the " Hancock Dairy Breakfast"

Posted 06-26-2017 at 08:31 AM by Charlie72704

Martha and I went to the Chicken Chew in Coloma, Wi. on Saturday evening. It was kind of a bust because it was in the mid 50's and windy. We missed the car show, watched a bit of community volley ball (elimination tournament), had a great Lion's Club rib dinner and decided (DW decided) that it was too cold to wait for the fireworks show.

It was a typical small town festival with the bully drunks in wife beaters to the overdressed socialite trophy wife wearing all leather and sporting...
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Yellowstone Adventure

Posted 06-16-2017 at 08:29 AM by KoolBell


As I start this blog, it's Friday June 16th, 2017. Our home is in extreme Southeastern Alabama, just 90 miles north of Panama City Beach, Florida.

I need to start from the beginning, so here goes.

A very good friend of mine is soon set to retire, after many years as a civil servant at a nearby military base.

His wish is to take a long trip on his new Motorhome as a gift to himself, and his darling wife. He asked me if the wife...
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The Opportunity to Retire and Relocate

Posted 06-11-2017 at 03:03 PM by George Miklas

No doubt that anybody who knows the Miklas Family, undoubtedly realizes their passion for the harmonica.

But to support the family and travel costs, George has held two jobs for the past five years. His primary job was full time high school special education teacher and my secondary was driving motor coach for a commercial charter company. In addition to two jobs, George also started a home based business as a harmonica retailer and service provider.

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