Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-13-2012, 01:06 AM   #169
Senior Dude
 
Dogpatch's Avatar


 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere, BC.
Posts: 5,584
Blog Entries: 8
I don't use no stinkin' checklists. How am I supposed to exercise my mind and memory if I use those? As an added bonus, I get to use my mathematics skills by adding up what it costs for repairs and balancing my checkbook, paying RV bills, etc.
__________________

__________________
Les (RVM12), Bonnie, Morgan and 4 leggers Bella & Bruce
2010 Forest River Cardinal 3450RL 40' Full Body Paint- 2015 Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7 ltr Turbo Diesel, 68RFE Trans. 4x4 SRW SB Pullrite 2900 18K FMCA-420438 Good Sam
Dogpatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-13-2012, 07:57 PM   #170
Senior Member
 
Papa_Jim's Avatar
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manitoba,Canada
Posts: 2,638
One thing I've trained myself to do is after I've moved the coach ahead and beginning to proceed toward the exit onto the main road, ... stop, get out, and walk at least twenty feet away from the coach. Then, I turn around and take a careful look at it. I just might see something on the roof that I'd forgot about.

Like, a few days ago I saw a coach going down the road with the TV Antennae standing tall and waving in the wind!

Ouch!
__________________

__________________
Jim & Kate
2016 Creekside 23RKS
2014 Ram 1500 4X4 Eco Diesel
Canada, eh?
Papa_Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 08:23 PM   #171
Senior Member
 
chuckinthebus's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 1,711
Quote:
Originally Posted by dogpatch View Post
I don't use no stinkin' checklists. How am I supposed to exercise my mind and memory if I use those? As an added bonus, I get to use my mathematics skills by adding up what it costs for repairs and balancing my checkbook, paying RV bills, etc.
I don't use a checklist either, but do get my exercise before driving away by walking around 5-25 times as I ask myself how much damage will there be if I don't keep walking around and looking for stuff I forgot to do all the while also asking why not do a checklist so this wouldn't be so dang difficult?
__________________
Chuck, Sara (RVM 50.5) & Chopper (the fuzzy 1)
2003 DSDP w/2015 Jeep Wrangler, 2 Kayaks & 2 bikes. Living and Loving life.
RVM50
chuckinthebus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 09:29 PM   #172
Senior Member
 
Cobra1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: North Maryland
Posts: 464
Well I made a checklist, laminated it and use Velcro to strap it to the slide lock. When I take the lock off, I strap the check list to the steering wheel so I see it before we leave. It has all of the normal stuff listed but also stuff specific to my Outlaw like securing the toys locking the fueling station. This works for me and has already saved me repair money.
__________________
Getting there is half the fun - take your time and enjoy the scenery.
2012 Thor Outlaw
2000 Heritage Softail
Cobra1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 11:33 PM   #173
Senior Member
 
Dunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phx, Arid~zona
Posts: 11,106
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimkate View Post

Like, a few days ago I saw a coach going down the road with the TV Antennae standing tall and waving in the wind!

Ouch!
I drove 150 miles with my batwing up. Some woman yelled at me at a cross-road. Musta been an RV'r.
__________________
2004 32' National Sea Breeze 1311 Class A on a F-53 Chassis, CHF, TST TPMS, 5Star Tune.
If Dunner (RVM23) can't fix it, it ain't broke!
Cheap Handling Fix Poll. Click Here to vote?
Dunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 12:22 AM   #174
RVM 18
 
okmunky's Avatar


 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fulltimer, SD resident
Posts: 7,261
I left an RV solar dealer with my antenna up. Someone in the office notice it and since I had a repair appointment, they had my cell phone # and called me.

The reason it was up was because they were gracious enough to let me boondock on their property for several days before my appt. This was before I got a toad and I had to drive the MH to the dog groomer. It was about then that I decided I needed a toad.
__________________
Barb (RVM18), Sena (capuchin monkey, RVM Head Mascot) & Lily (Maltese/Yorkie)
2011 Shasta Cynara 230F, 2012 Smart Car toad FMCA #F466348
The Journey is Our Destination. Full-timing since 5/18/2011 and loving it.
okmunky is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 09:03 AM   #175
Senior Member
 
Dunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phx, Arid~zona
Posts: 11,106
I'd bet someone in the grommer's office thought you had a bus load to be groomed.
__________________
2004 32' National Sea Breeze 1311 Class A on a F-53 Chassis, CHF, TST TPMS, 5Star Tune.
If Dunner (RVM23) can't fix it, it ain't broke!
Cheap Handling Fix Poll. Click Here to vote?
Dunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 11:39 AM   #176
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 26,266
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bowser View Post
I'm only 6'1" and I'm new to my Class B. I'm also bald. At the moment I have 5 scabs on my noggin from beating my head against various cupboard doors, range hood, and doorway.

I get so tired of people asking what happened. When I tell the truth they look at me piteously, and walk away. My friends say things like, "Why don't you be careful?" Why, indeed!!??

And it's not getting any better. I'm not learning. I get in a hurry, or thinking about something else, pick up something from the floor and ker-whack. I'm beginning to doubt my own sanity. At least when I'm driving, and strapped in, I'm relatively safe. But soon I'm going to need a holding tank, black water, gray water and A+.

Have you considered a football helmet?
__________________
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 11:52 AM   #177
RVM 18
 
okmunky's Avatar


 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fulltimer, SD resident
Posts: 7,261
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bowser View Post
I'm only 6'1" and I'm new to my Class B. I'm also bald. At the moment I have 5 scabs on my noggin from beating my head against various cupboard doors, range hood, and doorway.
In my MH I am the perfect height. At 5'4" the upper cabinet doors just miss my head, but I can still turn on the ceiling lights without the step stool.

Of course, I'm shrinking.
__________________
Barb (RVM18), Sena (capuchin monkey, RVM Head Mascot) & Lily (Maltese/Yorkie)
2011 Shasta Cynara 230F, 2012 Smart Car toad FMCA #F466348
The Journey is Our Destination. Full-timing since 5/18/2011 and loving it.
okmunky is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 12:46 PM   #178
Senior Member
 
Rmiscoord's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 220
Quote:
Originally Posted by okmunky View Post
I left an RV solar dealer with my antenna up. .
I was at the solar dealer too, backed out to checked the system in the sun and tried to use the TV with the bat-wing to further check out the system. All worked as to spec and a few minutes later I pulled back in to allow them to finish, crunch. Had to lower air bags to lower the antenna. Fortunately no damage but easy how just a quickie () can lead to trouble
__________________
2005 Itasca Meridian 34H w/350 Cat
plus 450 W solar power
2009 Jeep Wrangler
Rmiscoord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 08:01 PM   #179
Senior Dude
 
Dogpatch's Avatar


 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere, BC.
Posts: 5,584
Blog Entries: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dunner View Post
I drove 150 miles with my batwing up. Some woman yelled at me at a cross-road. Musta been an RV'r.
I heard driving with your bat wing up makes your coach more aerodynamic.
__________________
Les (RVM12), Bonnie, Morgan and 4 leggers Bella & Bruce
2010 Forest River Cardinal 3450RL 40' Full Body Paint- 2015 Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7 ltr Turbo Diesel, 68RFE Trans. 4x4 SRW SB Pullrite 2900 18K FMCA-420438 Good Sam
Dogpatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 08:30 PM   #180
Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 89
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bowser View Post
I'm only 6'1" and I'm new to my Class B. I'm also bald. At the moment I have 5 scabs on my noggin from beating my head against various cupboard doors, range hood, and doorway.

I get so tired of people asking what happened. When I tell the truth they look at me piteously, and walk away. My friends say things like, "Why don't you be careful?" Why, indeed!!??

And it's not getting any better. I'm not learning. I get in a hurry, or thinking about something else, pick up something from the floor and ker-whack. I'm beginning to doubt my own sanity. At least when I'm driving, and strapped in, I'm relatively safe. But soon I'm going to need a holding tank, black water, gray water and A+.
I learned to wear a baseball style cap whenever working on my boats...also saved me from many cuts on the noggin and works great during the summer to swat at hornets/wasps.

Anytime I work on the coach, I do the same ritual first...find a BB cap.

Mikeflyme
__________________
Mikeflyme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 08:40 PM   #181
Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 89
While parked in a 50' deep rv garage, I backed the coach out about 15 feet with the unplugged electric cable on the floor perpendicular to the tag axle and main rear tires...cable got stuck between them and when I pulled back into the garage, and it pulled the entire cable out of the electric bay...a week later and 6 feet of cable lost, I finally got it all back together.
__________________
Mikeflyme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 08:42 PM   #182
Senior Dude
 
Dogpatch's Avatar


 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere, BC.
Posts: 5,584
Blog Entries: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikeflyme View Post
I learned to wear a baseball style cap whenever working on my boats...also saved me from many cuts on the noggin and works great during the summer to swat at hornets/wasps.

Anytime I work on the coach, I do the same ritual first...find a BB cap.

Mikeflyme
In all my years in construction, I found that wearing a baseball cap can be a hindrance because the brim hides anything above it and makes you more susceptible to shots in the forehead. Once I was walking under something low and I thought I bowed down enough to clear it. The little metal stud in the center cut a trough down the center of my scalp.
__________________

__________________
Les (RVM12), Bonnie, Morgan and 4 leggers Bella & Bruce
2010 Forest River Cardinal 3450RL 40' Full Body Paint- 2015 Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7 ltr Turbo Diesel, 68RFE Trans. 4x4 SRW SB Pullrite 2900 18K FMCA-420438 Good Sam
Dogpatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.