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Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 10-26-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By Povo
I should have listened to you. Next year...

I should have listened to you. Next year [emoji106]
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 10-23-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By Povo
So, had my RV shop do the winterization for me....

So, had my RV shop do the winterization for me. Watched them through the process this time. Seriously. That simple? Next year doing it myself with the antifreeze. ��
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 10-04-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Povo
Black water gage

This seems to be a common thing, but Iíll ask anyway. I donít think weíve ever got an accurate reading on that black water tank gage in our 27-5L. The other tanks will show one light when empty, but...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 09-14-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By Povo
Unfortunately some of us aren’t retired yet ��...

Unfortunately some of us aren’t retired yet �� but that brought a smile to my face! Give me a few years & I’ll head south from October to maybe April ☺️
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-14-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Povo
Did the exact same thing (electric winch) �� the...

Did the exact same thing (electric winch) �� the whole thing is in our it’s out.
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 09-14-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By Povo
AF winterizing

Considering using my compressor to winterize my 27-5L versus having my RV shop filling the lines with antifreeze this year. Sounds pretty straight forward. Bypass & empty the hot water heater,...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-30-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,950
Posted By Povo
Sounds like an echo...Arctic Fox. :cool:

Sounds like an echo...Arctic Fox. :cool:
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 08-27-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,213
Posted By Povo
I agree. Dang, I think you need to relax a bit....

I agree. Dang, I think you need to relax a bit. Not sure Iíve ever seen anyone in this forum get so uptight about what seem like legitimate responses to a question.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-27-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,619
Posted By Povo
So, per my previous reply, is my estimation...

So, per my previous reply, is my estimation pretty much on target at $3000+ to add it to AF? I didnít get a real quote but an offhand one when I inquired about it. Now, to add a level of complexity:...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-25-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By Povo
Thais is interesting because I recently decided...

Thais is interesting because I recently decided to do the “blow out” option this year. I have had the dealership winterize for me (they forgot to empty the hot water heater - fortunately no damages...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 08-25-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,213
Posted By Povo
From someone who knowing about this as mine is...

From someone who knowing about this as mine is pretty close to level, I think the question is, at what point is it an issue? At what point of the front of the 5ver being slightly higher than the rear...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-25-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,619
Posted By Povo
Unfortunately, the 2016 AF that we bought didnít...

Unfortunately, the 2016 AF that we bought didnít come with it. I wish it had and it seems most new rigs have it as standard equipment, including the new AF models. I considered adding it as I have no...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 06-30-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Povo
Wow - thatís a lot of changes! Thanks for the...

Wow - thatís a lot of changes! Thanks for the info on the switch. Weíll be taking out this next weekend and I look for it (we have to store it when weíre not using it).

Iíve done a few minor...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-24-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,300
Posted By Povo
3rd 5ver in 5 years. To small, too big, you...

3rd 5ver in 5 years. To small, too big, you guessed it, just right. (Neighbors think weíre either crazy or rich & they know weíre not rich). Getting a vanity plate JST RT and going stencil Goldilocks...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-24-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Povo
I agree about a surge protector. Whether it be...

I agree about a surge protector. Whether it be insurance or a sliding hitch in a short bed, you may never need it but that one time...

Check out:
Camco Heavy Duty Dogbone RV Circuit Analyzer...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 06-24-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Povo
Meant to check back in earlier. Picked them up at...

Meant to check back in earlier. Picked them up at Loweís but they were just slightly too big. A little Teflon tape took care of it.
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 06-24-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Povo
Interior lights

Hi all - love our 2016 AF 27-5L, going on our 3rd year with it. The one thing I have always thought is odd Iíd the configuration of the various light switches, in particular, the ones both behind the...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 04-19-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Povo
good advice

good advice
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 04-19-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Povo
Great. That's what they look like. I was assuming...

Great. That's what they look like. I was assuming they'd be something standard and was going to pull on off and go to Lowes or HD (we have both) just haven't had a chance yet.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-16-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Povo
Great question. I know I would not look forward...

Great question. I know I would not look forward to hauling it onto the roof to put it on and off as I don't really like being up there to begin. So this probably colors my view of wanting one or not.
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 04-16-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Povo
Rear Ladder

Does anyone know if the rubber bumper things at the base of the ladder (that rest against the bumper when the ladder is down) need to be ordered or are they a standard thing that can be purchased...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-16-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Povo
Cool. I'll check it out.

Cool. I'll check it out.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-02-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Povo
That's what I have been doing too, just to be...

That's what I have been doing too, just to be safe. I was wondering more for when I'm looking at a website with site maps that have the lengths for the sites. Example is the Wine Country RV park in...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-01-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Povo
RV covers

Disclaimer: Iím posting two threads, one after the other but the second is a new thread as it itís a different subject. We shut down for the winter here in Central Oregon so after coming out of...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-01-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Povo
RV site lengths

Disclaimer: Iím posting two threads, one after the other but the second is a new thread as it itís a different subject. We shut down for the winter here in Central Oregon so after coming out of...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-01-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,304
Posted By Povo
Caveat: Iím biased. I own an insurance agency and...

Caveat: Iím biased. I own an insurance agency and represent Safeco as well as a number of other insurance carriers. I obviously wouldnít represent them if I didnít think my clients would have the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-08-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By Povo
No, since it wasnít your fault.

No, since it wasnít your fault.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-05-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By Povo
As an owner of an insurance agency Iíd like to...

As an owner of an insurance agency Iíd like to chime in on this one.

As with any industry, there are very good, mediocre, and those, well, letís just be polite and say not so good. I am definitely...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-16-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,208
Posted By Povo
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-10-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,208
Posted By Povo
Agreed. Quit trying to prove why Iím right or why...

Agreed. Quit trying to prove why Iím right or why mines the best some time back.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-09-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,208
Posted By Povo
And it slides right across the top of my B&W...

And it slides right across the top of my B&W Companion hitch with about 2” clearance. With the hitch in I can put in two sets of golf clubs & a portable Traeger ���� & lock it up without concern.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-09-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,208
Posted By Povo
Iíve had a Retrax cover on my current and last...

Iíve had a Retrax cover on my current and last truck. Rolls back and locks in any position. Durable, very secure and easy to install. Not the cheapest but Iíve found paying a few extra dollars on...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-01-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,529
Posted By Povo
I think the theme here is, whatever floats your...

I think the theme here is, whatever floats your boat. We had a 26' 5th wheel & traded up to a 38' with three slides. We're weekend warriors & found we just weren't using it. Decided to scale back. We...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-01-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Povo
Bend to Ashland

Has anyone towed their rig between Bend (Oregon) and Ashland via Hwy 62 & 140? I usually go past Diamond Lake & can't remember if I've ever driven the other way. If I did it would have been without...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-14-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Povo
Makes sense.

Makes sense.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-14-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Povo
Thread question

If a thread is posted in say, 5th Wheel Discussions, is that the only place you will see it? If so, I'm guessing I should peruse all threads that may be of interest. Obvious question but just...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-14-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By Povo
Steadyfast

Okay, I just finished installing the Steadfast system. First, apparently I'm not as young as I used to be, and laying on my back for any length of time, not to mention the getting up and down to get...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-26-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,318
Posted By Povo
We have the B&W Companion Hitch with slider for...

We have the B&W Companion Hitch with slider for our short bed (never used it but nice to know it's there if I need it) and I love it! It is extremely heavy, but as long as you know that and prepare...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-26-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,576
Posted By Povo
Made an appointment to have the bearings repacked...

Made an appointment to have the bearings repacked at our local (and reputable) RV service center (not the dealer where I bought it). They called a while after I dropped it off and said after pulling...
Forum: Full-Timers 06-22-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,588
Posted By Povo
We are in Central Oregon and have some favorite...

We are in Central Oregon and have some favorite places within a few hours from home. It is definitely getting harder and harder to reserve. We couldn't get into the park we like for Memorial Day this...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-21-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,374
Posted By Povo
B&W Companion Hitch, two sets of golf clubs and a...

B&W Companion Hitch, two sets of golf clubs and a portable Treager smoker. Kingpin slides a couple of inches above the smoker when hitching or unhitching the 5th wheel. Retrax cover slides right over...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-11-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Povo
Best stationary satellite dish

I know this has to have been discussed but there are so many threads I can't nail down an answer (i.e., get an opinion) to this basic question:what are my best options for a roof mount satellite...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-10-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,264
Posted By Povo
$2500 is a bit more within reason, but as for...

$2500 is a bit more within reason, but as for "self-installing", as Clint Eastwood once said, "A mans gotta know his limitations ". (Be interested to know who could name which Dirty Harry that came...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-09-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Povo
Dealers have their place, but education (sure,...

Dealers have their place, but education (sure, you can tow this with that) and some basic servicing issues (when they are slammed at the beginning or end of a season) may not be their forte.
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 06-09-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By Povo
Winterizing

Just submitted a post in 5th wheel thread about dodging a winterizing bullet & was wondering if there is a step by step on how to winterize the 27-5L. I'm sure it's not complicated but would hate to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-09-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Povo
Winterizing

So, in Central Oregon we need to winterize before storing for the winter. While I've done this myself with past RVs, the past two years I've let the dealership do it & refill propane tanks before...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-08-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,006
Posted By Povo
Wow, that seems counter-intuitive...

Wow, that seems counter-intuitive...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-08-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,006
Posted By Povo
First, you are absolutely right not to rely on RV...

First, you are absolutely right not to rely on RV salespeople for this advice. Even in the most reputable dealerships I believe you could drive in on a tricycle and they would say "no problem - I see...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-06-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,264
Posted By Povo
That’s a lot better than I have been hearing....

That’s a lot better than I have been hearing. Can’t justify $4k+ for a bit of convenience.
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 06-06-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,921
Posted By Povo
We have the 27-5L and love it for the reasons...

We have the 27-5L and love it for the reasons you mentioned. We had a longer one and it was just too much for us as we are not full timers.
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