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Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-08-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By DbleDutch
We have the 24F on an E450 chassis. We have...

We have the 24F on an E450 chassis. We have learned to "level" the chassis about half a bubble off (driver side high). Then extend your slide, followed by the stabilizers. We did trial and error for...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-07-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By DbleDutch
Flagstaff, AZ Fort Tuthill has camping and a...

Flagstaff, AZ Fort Tuthill has camping and a great zip-line course. Some ladder and rope ladder climbing, some very long zip-lines, all with a great safety clip-in system. You are unable to have both...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-04-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By DbleDutch
All routes take you up to 7,000'+ elevation. 17...

All routes take you up to 7,000'+ elevation. 17 keeps you on interstate multi lane roads. Payson route from Heber to Holbrook has some very narrow 2 lane with no shoulders. Salt River route is windy....
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-25-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By DbleDutch
Our Thor 24F is 25' bumper to bumper on an E450...

Our Thor 24F is 25' bumper to bumper on an E450 chassis. Full side slide makes a large interior.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-12-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By DbleDutch
The Torque Flex type axles are lighter weight and...

The Torque Flex type axles are lighter weight and the reason used on some ultra light models. I had a Coleman tent trailer and a 22' Forest River Flagstaff ultra light each with these type axles....
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 11-11-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By DbleDutch
We laugh every time we drive by the Psychic...

We laugh every time we drive by the Psychic Bookstore.
If they are psychic, they shouldn't need the book.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-04-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By DbleDutch
Our MH rolls year round and plugged in at home...

Our MH rolls year round and plugged in at home when not rolling. Has not moved for 2 months now, which is rare but other schedules have dictated.:sad:
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 10-25-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By DbleDutch
On any given summer weekend you will see several...

On any given summer weekend you will see several thousand RVs of all types traveling these highways. Treat the grades with respect and no issues.
Forum: New Member Check-In 10-24-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By DbleDutch
Welcome Tempe Neighbor!

Welcome Tempe Neighbor!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-24-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By DbleDutch
I have the 24F also, just 2017. The bag encloses...

I have the 24F also, just 2017. The bag encloses the water, electric, gas lines to allow them to stay enclosed as the slide moves in and out. Top edge on mine has Velcro closing the bag. I just had...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-23-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By DbleDutch
Usually 110 or so when we are fleeing the Desert...

Usually 110 or so when we are fleeing the Desert for a weekend in the mountains. Never noticed any floor heat issue, cause everything is hot. Wife did learn not to put her bare feet on the metal dog...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-22-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By DbleDutch
Use a dolly for our Trax and is solid when...

Use a dolly for our Trax and is solid when towing. No issues.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-20-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,269
Posted By DbleDutch
Coyote vs ewe

Wife and I were hiking when 2 ewes came crashing out of the brush towards us. Their heads looked big enough to be Hereford cows. They meandered down the trail a couple hundred feet ahead of us. Then...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-14-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,409
Posted By DbleDutch
Guess I'm in the right crowd. Daily driver...

Guess I'm in the right crowd.
Daily driver just needs to work and do their job. The toys get babied, pampered and modified/farkled. Toys need to be reliable also, just checked over before the...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-14-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,275
Posted By DbleDutch
We came from a small 5th to our present 24F. Our...

We came from a small 5th to our present 24F. Our 5th was raised and rarely feared a high center. Yes, our Class C is lower and we watch our angles but travels the same backroads and campsites as our...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-25-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By DbleDutch
An AMEN to that statement and it is bad 24/7. We...

An AMEN to that statement and it is bad 24/7. We nearly had our trip ended by a ping-ponging driver nearly clipping our front half on a late evening.
On our return we opted to side step through...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-24-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,501
Posted By DbleDutch
I have placed my sensor several places while...

I have placed my sensor several places while driving. The simplest that protects the sensor from direct rain water, is inside the exterior shower cabinet. Door has enough air flow to keep the read...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-22-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By DbleDutch
Yes, dial it until it feels right. You do not...

Yes, dial it until it feels right. You do not want the trailer stopping your tow vehicle or trailer pushing you either. Not scientific but I liked about 60% stopping power by the tow vehicle. Does...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-22-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By DbleDutch
Third question: where and how are you towing? ...

Third question: where and how are you towing?
Towing in the mid-west 40 miles to your local lake?
Or western states towing from 1k elevation up to 7k+ and down on weekends?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-19-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,259
Posted By DbleDutch
Wife and I covered 2 900+mi days from AZ to MI....

Wife and I covered 2 900+mi days from AZ to MI. We traded every 2 hours to keep driver fresh. Wife complained she always had the duty of pulling into the fuel station at the end of her driving...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-14-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By DbleDutch
Yes, it is a climb. Have done it each way 100s of...

Yes, it is a climb. Have done it each way 100s of times with all sorts of equipment. My practice is to turn off the chassis AC to squeeze every HP out and minimize heating. This is a major summer...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-08-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By DbleDutch
Best Converter has served me well for Progressive...

Best Converter has served me well for Progressive Converters also.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-24-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,045
Posted By DbleDutch
We spent 10 years pulling a 22' 5th w/ a half...

We spent 10 years pulling a 22' 5th w/ a half ton. This was our base camp for many hiking adventures in remote areas of AZ.
Have changed to a Class C and toad a year ago. We love our new adventure...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-22-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By DbleDutch
I use this unit also. Love the small light to...

I use this unit also. Love the small light to find the inside dual stems. Checked it with other gauges I have that have proved to be accurate and this unit is within 2lbs.
Forum: Motorcycles, Bikes & Buggys 08-21-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By DbleDutch
I looked at a TW and sat on it. Not sized to hold...

I looked at a TW and sat on it. Not sized to hold 2 adults comfortably in my opinion. Would be a fun ride for just me. :dance:
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-21-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,271
Posted By DbleDutch
If buying used do not buy the extended warranty...

If buying used do not buy the extended warranty La Mesa offers. Buy an extended elsewhere. The service dept does not understand the warranty program La Mesa sells.
Our purchase was from a La Mesa...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-19-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By DbleDutch
I place ours in the exterior shower bay. The door...

I place ours in the exterior shower bay. The door has enough air movement through the shower bay that direct sun does not effect it while driving. Is protected from rain and road grime. I relocate it...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 08-18-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By DbleDutch
I recommend a professional large truck alignment...

I recommend a professional large truck alignment shop. They can handle the RV size. My E450 class C chassis had 17k (2k of mine) miles on it. I did not like how it handled and went to a local large...
Forum: Motorcycles, Bikes & Buggys 08-17-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By DbleDutch
I like my dual ST1300 (sport/tourer). Oh not dual...

I like my dual ST1300 (sport/tourer). Oh not dual you were thinking :cool:
But yes have been looking for a dual sport to handle 2 adults, highway speed and less than 500lb. Something to put on a...
Forum: Boondocking 08-04-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By DbleDutch
We have used an AcoPower 105w set of portable...

We have used an AcoPower 105w set of portable solar panels for 2+ years.
They lift our 2- 12v deep cycle batts to full after a night of using our heater blower heavily. I like them for ease of use...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-04-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By DbleDutch
As said before, just know what you expect from...

As said before, just know what you expect from your solar.
We have used a set of AcoPower 105w panels for 2+ years with our 5th and now C-class. Fold flat to the size of a thin briefcase, 8lbs. We...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-24-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By DbleDutch
Fully stock suspension on our 2017 Chateau 24F...

Fully stock suspension on our 2017 Chateau 24F and it tended to wander and react to any wind. Our local big truck and RV alignment shop corrected all the specs and after 4k mile trip I still smile...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-29-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By DbleDutch
We are in Phoenix, only 110 today. :cool: We...

We are in Phoenix, only 110 today. :cool:

We just continue to add water shortly (1-2 days) before a trip. Water from the tap a few degrees cooler than the tank. Chlorinated city water keeps the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-13-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By DbleDutch
You do know how hard it is to push a...

You do know how hard it is to push a button.:whistling:
Not worth the risk. :nonono:
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-02-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,301
Posted By DbleDutch
Our Thor C class has two fantastic fans, one...

Our Thor C class has two fantastic fans, one directly above the cab. We bought a pair of the insulating vent pillows and reduced cab and coach wind noise drastically. We also added a carpet floor mat...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-19-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By DbleDutch
Should be no issue. Truck will be at the same...

Should be no issue. Truck will be at the same angle. When we had a 5th and boondocking some of the angles that we hitched and unhitched were quite radical and only had a simple 4 way pivot hitch.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-10-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By DbleDutch
I would throw away any pencil style gauge. My...

I would throw away any pencil style gauge. My experience is a slight bit of dirt or dust in them and they do not slide reliably ie: register pressure accurately. Identical gauges (mfg, type, etc) of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-05-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,251
Posted By DbleDutch
As another rider, I'm chuckling with you...

As another rider, I'm chuckling with you imagining them shifting their butt in their seat and selecting the perfect apex line in corners.


Back to subject: yes your instinct follows your line of...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-19-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,151
Posted By DbleDutch
Do a search on Amazon for "folding RV solar...

Do a search on Amazon for "folding RV solar panels". I chose the AcoPower 105w set that comes with a simple but efficient controller. They come with battery clips but I cut them off and installed the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-14-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By DbleDutch
Yes, I use these instructions also. My Trax...

Yes, I use these instructions also. My Trax steering does not lock. I tried the 9 - brake - 3 and my wheel still turned on our first 5miles to fuel. I modified to the strap at 6 to steel bar under...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-14-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,151
Posted By DbleDutch
Did you replace the batteries as a matched set or...

Did you replace the batteries as a matched set or simply add a second battery?
If the later your original could still be the culprit with a weak or failed cell. I have always heard "keep battery...
Forum: Boondocking 04-06-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By DbleDutch
Does the pre-wire Zamp have an internal...

Does the pre-wire Zamp have an internal controller? My Bro-in-law unit has the Zamp connector that he simply added panels to as the controller was inside the unit.

I have portable panels and...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-04-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By DbleDutch
3+ American Car Dolly. I have a Chev Trax with...

3+ American Car Dolly. I have a Chev Trax with very low air dam. It does brush the ramps but no more than the driveway curb at our home. I did need to drop the hitch height to 16" top of ball to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-31-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By DbleDutch
You can leave the keys at my place. I promise to...

You can leave the keys at my place. I promise to exercise it properly and move it to the high country each weekend. :angel:

Seriously - as another posted store it in Prescott or Payson and cover...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-29-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By DbleDutch
I picked up a used American Car Dolly and called...

I picked up a used American Car Dolly and called owner Gary for some info and advice on use of his dolly. Very helpful on his product. I like the ratchet assembly for the tire webs, as very...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-24-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By DbleDutch
We use an Advance Elements tandem kayak with an...

We use an Advance Elements tandem kayak with an inflatable rigid floor. A sit in kayak that tracks well and we have the top decks to keep sun or cold breezes away. It does convert to a single, but we...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-24-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,757
Posted By DbleDutch
Yeap, guest house, retreat, ours has a walkway to...

Yeap, guest house, retreat, ours has a walkway to the door and an extension to the house. Camping homestyle :thumb:
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-19-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,513
Posted By DbleDutch
Waiter21 has it right. The 3000-3500 k match...

Waiter21 has it right. The 3000-3500 k match nicely to the warm incandescent color.

Changed out all my lighting in our 2008 Flagstaff 5th and enjoyed more light while boondocking.

Do It!
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-19-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,264
Posted By DbleDutch
CHP loves out of state plates, sorry for your...

CHP loves out of state plates, sorry for your award.

Did our first trip with a Toad on a dolly. Nervous at each point, but checked the equip on each stop and stress levels lowered as each time...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 02-25-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,623
Posted By DbleDutch
Exactly how tow/haul is supposed to work, except...

Exactly how tow/haul is supposed to work, except the Ford in my opinion does not need to drop to such a low gear and needs to release easier when some gas pedal is applied. My GM product experience...
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