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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-30-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By sinterior
Generally speaking, we are a vast minority when...

Generally speaking, we are a vast minority when it comes to auto manufacturers caring if their vehicles are towable 4 down or not.

They are trying to make cars/trucks more economical and less...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-19-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,978
Posted By sinterior
I keep all my stuff in the right rear (inverter)...

I keep all my stuff in the right rear (inverter) storage compartment of my m/h, perfect for everything but the tow bar which is permanently locked onto the m/h hitch, and covered when not in use.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-13-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By sinterior
In reality the 5th wheels GVWR has not much to do...

In reality the 5th wheels GVWR has not much to do with pin weight. Forget manufacturers advertised pin weight.

It has everything to do with what you put in the trailer and how you load it.

...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-06-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,531
Posted By sinterior
Try Midtown RV, Penticton BC Canada, a Newmar...

Try Midtown RV, Penticton BC Canada, a Newmar dealer for 40+ years and have many repeat U.S. customers, and with the U.S./Canadian dollar exchange can we a great deal, plus they are known for service...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-11-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By sinterior
Our 2017 Chev Equinox Premier ( pre 17's were...

Our 2017 Chev Equinox Premier ( pre 17's were LTZ) V6 awd auto trans is a great toad that's easy to set up and tow 4 down and has most of the bells and whistles available.
Some 2010-2017 4 cyl...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-20-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,996
Posted By sinterior
Last winter in Gold Canyon (Phoenix) I paid $250...

Last winter in Gold Canyon (Phoenix) I paid $250 for a wash and hand wax and buff, I was there and watched, a married couple and asked me to check after they finished. Excellent job and they got a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-30-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,998
Posted By sinterior
Re air filters, I just replaced mine on a Cummins...

Re air filters, I just replaced mine on a Cummins ISL. It cost me $75 Canadian, which at even a 30% exchange rate, would be approx $52.50 USD, and yes, a Fleetguard filter from a trucking shop.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-22-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By sinterior
When we bought our HR last year, I was concerned...

When we bought our HR last year, I was concerned that it had Ironman tires on it, 2 years old (11R.22.5) After some research I found out that commercial truck and bus tires sold in North America...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-22-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,635
Posted By sinterior
I'm not interested in prestige or bling. I was...

I'm not interested in prestige or bling. I was raised and lived middle class and just through work and good fortune, achieved my dream of a DP.


DW and I just would not be comfortable in the high...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-17-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,675
Posted By sinterior
That's heavy for a non tag MH!

That's heavy for a non tag MH!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-16-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 18,259
Posted By sinterior
I agree with you, thanks.

I agree with you, thanks.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-16-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 18,259
Posted By sinterior
Sir, We are all entitled to our opinions, I'm...

Sir,
We are all entitled to our opinions, I'm merely stating my own.
I have driven the West coast states every year for the last 15, they all have truck and/or any vehicle towing a trailer speed...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-16-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 18,259
Posted By sinterior
I have to chime in here, I usually cruise...

I have to chime in here,


I usually cruise 60-62 Mph on the US freeways, and have yet to be fingered or honked at for being slow, and yes that includes Texas!
I don't know where some people are...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 07-14-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By sinterior
Hi, no need to disconnect the toad if it has a...

Hi,
no need to disconnect the toad if it has a brake system.


The Hill on hwy 20 going down to Bella Coola is way twistier, steeper, narrower and gravel, with some sections without a barrier.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-05-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By sinterior
Midtown RV in Penticton are excellent to deal...

Midtown RV in Penticton are excellent to deal with. I bought my Endeavor there last year from Chris.


They have been a Newmar dealer for 30+ years, same owner, George.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-05-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,817
Posted By sinterior
Ok, but my point was 100% torque, I was just...

Ok, but my point was 100% torque, I was just trying to simplify, you need movement for HP, not for torque, simple mechanics really. Mechanics I understand, physics not so much, or at all really.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-04-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,817
Posted By sinterior
Just the way electric motors work, yes they are...

Just the way electric motors work, yes they are "on" and full power can be applied before they even turn, hence 100% power or torque at 0 RPM.


I believe most rail locomotives are...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-12-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By sinterior
When we travel, with or without the motorhome, I...

When we travel, with or without the motorhome, I just activate the wi-fi hotspot on our Chev Equinox, it's 4G LTE. Sometimes it works in the front of the motorhome when the Equinox is hooked up, and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-26-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,817
Posted By sinterior
Not to change the subject but one huge advantage...

Not to change the subject but one huge advantage of electric motors, which I believe could be in the future, is 100% torque at 0 rpm.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-12-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By sinterior
Skip is right. Having said that, I really like...

Skip is right.
Having said that, I really like my Blue Ox Avail 10,000lb tow bar, a bit of overkill for my toad and yours, but very easy to hook up and unhook, even on uneven ground.
I also have...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-11-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By sinterior
Try Gallagher Lake Resort on Hwy 97, 10 minutes...

Try Gallagher Lake Resort on Hwy 97, 10 minutes North of Oliver BC.

A very good RV park with an upper and lower section, the lower one being right on the spring fed lake with a good beach.

...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-24-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By sinterior
I do it a lot, but always run the genny 10-15...

I do it a lot, but always run the genny 10-15 minutes before putting a big load on it, and take the load off for 5 minutes before shutting it off.
Doing it this way will keep your genny and wallet...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-05-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,188
Posted By sinterior
In a word, no. Although we've had our...

In a word, no.


Although we've had our 2007 for only a year ( thoroughly checked before buying ) we used it for 6 months in the last year, 5 as snowbirds to Arizona and 1 traveling, towing the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-05-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,384
Posted By sinterior
I use a Husky 120V 3 gal 155lb compressor that...

I use a Husky 120V 3 gal 155lb compressor that works well but a little slow up to 115 lbs on my motorhome.


I see your rig has a generator, so I would go with a 120V compressor.
Forum: Canada Region 04-05-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,947
Posted By sinterior
Hi Dean, Hwy 1 from Winnipeg to Kamloops...

Hi Dean,


Hwy 1 from Winnipeg to Kamloops BC has many 4 lane sections, and going West from Calgary gets you into the mountains where there are some steep hills, up and down but easily done by...
Forum: Canada Region 04-05-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,947
Posted By sinterior
Ummmm, the closest Hwy 16 comes to Vancouver is...

Ummmm, the closest Hwy 16 comes to Vancouver is nearly 300 miles, at Prince George
Forum: Canada Region 04-05-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,408
Posted By sinterior
BC Juniper Beach Provincial Park, off Hwy 1/97...

BC Juniper Beach Provincial Park, off Hwy 1/97 between Cache Creek and Kamloops has water and 30 amp electric at most sites.


Juniper Beach Provincial Park - BC Parks...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-03-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By sinterior
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-03-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By sinterior
2007 Endeavor R front turn signal bulb

Hi,
any pointers on how to change the bulb or test for power?
I can't figure out how to get the lamp assembly off, the manual doesn't have much info or I'm blind!


Thanks in advance.


Pete
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-03-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By sinterior
Our wives must be related!

Our wives must be related!
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-03-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By sinterior
Holiday Rambler Owners club

Hi
I can find the Holiday Rambler club on the web, but not on iRV2, has it been rolled over to here, the Monaco Owners?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-03-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 151,807
Posted By sinterior
I cant find if I answered this yet, so count me...

I cant find if I answered this yet, so count me in.
Had our new to us Endeavor for almost a year, went to Arizona for the Winter and back towing the Equinox, not a blip or hiccup the whole time, so...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-03-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,374
Posted By sinterior
I start mine while driving, but always let it run...

I start mine while driving, but always let it run 3-5 minutes before putting a big load on it, i.e. both A/C's or it will sometimes stall.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-25-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By sinterior
Thanks everyone, it turned out there were no lane...

Thanks everyone, it turned out there were no lane closures, so we took I-5 all the way.


Pete
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-24-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,610
Posted By sinterior
Me too 62-65 on feeways, cruise control, exhaust...

Me too 62-65 on feeways, cruise control, exhaust brake and economy mode on, weather and road conditions taken into account.


At this speed I'm comfortably in 6th gear and the transmission...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-24-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,119
Posted By sinterior
Yes. Personal peace of mind. Required...

Yes.


Personal peace of mind.
Required by law in some provinces and states I pull the toad in.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-23-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By sinterior
Seattle I-5 or I-405

We will be going Northbound through Seattle tomorrow, Sun Mar 24th and see I-5 Northbound is down to 2 lanes from Tukwila North for road repairs.


I haven't been on I-405 for 10 years, but would...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-21-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By sinterior
Most diesels are pushers, therefore much quieter....

Most diesels are pushers, therefore much quieter.
Service costs are usually a lot more than gas, and most of that is the cost of oil as for example, my Cummins ISL takes almost 30 quarts of oil,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-21-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,980
Posted By sinterior
I'm retired, no need to hurry and enjoy the trip...

I'm retired, no need to hurry and enjoy the trip as well as the destination.
We try to limit ourselves to 275-325 miles a day and about 6 hours max.

Sometimes its necessary to do longer days,...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-21-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By sinterior
We find most of the major truck stops have...

We find most of the major truck stops have smaller size condiments and travel size shampoo, dish soap, cleaners etc etc.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-20-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By sinterior
Blue Ox Avail 10000 lb, Patriot II brake control....

Blue Ox Avail 10000 lb, Patriot II brake control.


Both work very well, but, I now wish I went with a permanent brake control with nothing to put in or take out of the car each time you want to...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-20-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,963
Posted By sinterior
My signature Equinox with baseplate and all...

My signature Equinox with baseplate and all factory options with me (200 lbs) and half tank of gas weighs 4530 at certified scale. Brochure says Premier weighs 4007 without options.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-13-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 14,622
Posted By sinterior
Very simple reason, IMHO, like most basic rules...

Very simple reason, IMHO, like most basic rules and laws, lack of enforcement.


Basic human nature, give an inch, take a mile.
Where will it eventually end, anarchy?


History has many...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 124,843
Posted By sinterior
Replaced bathroom Fantastic Vent with a Fantastic...

Replaced bathroom Fantastic Vent with a Fantastic Vent remote control one.
Old one quit, new one much faster up and down.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-18-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 12,742
Posted By sinterior
Yes. IMHO there's no valid reason not to.

Yes.
IMHO there's no valid reason not to.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-15-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,771
Posted By sinterior
Here in BC Canada, all you need is an ordinary...

Here in BC Canada, all you need is an ordinary class 5 D/L for any size motorhome, and an air brake endorsement if it has air brakes (a 2 day course with written and practical exam)


RV trailers...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-14-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 12,742
Posted By sinterior
Yes

Yes
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-11-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 12,742
Posted By sinterior
Yes

Yes
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-29-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 16,522
Posted By sinterior
Keurig on a non slip piece of rubber on the...

Keurig on a non slip piece of rubber on the counter, on our motorhome, and 5th wheel before that for years, never moved oncce
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-23-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,531
Posted By sinterior
We have stayed in Gold Canyon at Canyon Vistas...

We have stayed in Gold Canyon at Canyon Vistas near Apache Junction for 7 Winters and obviously like it.


A newer park at the edge of the desert, yet a small shopping center very close, and major...
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