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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-03-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By Bill98116
Guess I'll just keep a good eye on them and see...

Guess I'll just keep a good eye on them and see what happens.
Thanks to all for the inputs.
Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-02-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By Bill98116
2019 Ram 3500 with Nexen tires??

What the heck is a Nexen tire? Never heard of them until I bought this Ram 3500. My last Ram had Firestones, this one Nexen. Does anyone have any experience with them? I know they are made in Korea...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-28-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By Bill98116
I bought a new RV. The new one is really heavy on...

I bought a new RV. The new one is really heavy on the pin, about 7300# in the truck bed. The Ram 3500 SRW has only a 7000# rear axle. The DRW has 9700#. I need something that carries more weight in...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-27-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By Bill98116
Ram 4x4 or 4x2

I'm thinking of getting a DRW truck to tow my 5th wheel. Right now I have a 4x4 SRW Ram 3500. Have found a Ram 3500 DRW in a 4x2.
Just asking the community thoughts on 4x2 or 4x4? Honestly, I've...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-18-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By Bill98116
Thanks, I'll look into that.

Thanks, I'll look into that.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-16-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By Bill98116
No shade where we are in the campground. We'll...

No shade where we are in the campground. We'll just have to live with it. Thanks
Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-16-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By Bill98116
Thanks for everyone's comments on the subject. ...

Thanks for everyone's comments on the subject.
Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-16-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By Bill98116
The outside wall with the sun on it is 130. That...

The outside wall with the sun on it is 130. That same wall inside is 88.
Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-16-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By Bill98116
Civility is my middle name![emoji4]

Civility is my middle name![emoji4]
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-16-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By Bill98116
Entry level unit? I didn't realize a Montana was...

Entry level unit? I didn't realize a Montana was entry level.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-16-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By Bill98116
I understand the 20 rule. But right now it's...

I understand the 20 rule. But right now it's only 82 outside but 79 inside. Surely two ac's should lower the temp inside more than 3. I might as well open the windows and turn the AC off!
Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-16-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By Bill98116
In this system, both ac's feed the same ducts. I...

In this system, both ac's feed the same ducts. I cleaned the filters this morning.
Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-16-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By Bill98116
Air Conditioning Problems

2017 Montana 3730FL.
We're in Austin TX. Weather is starting to get warm. The AC's aren't keeping the rig cool. It's only 83 out, both AC's have been running all day but can't get inside temp below...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-04-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,536
Posted By Bill98116
I agree that RV's are built exceptionally bad. In...

I agree that RV's are built exceptionally bad. In 2010 we bought a class A Tuscany, by Thor. Paid almost $200m for it and were never able to get it out of town. Every time we took it out, something...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-01-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,536
Posted By Bill98116
My point exactly!! Bill

My point exactly!!
Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-30-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,536
Posted By Bill98116
Yep, it's hard to beat this forum. I've gotten so...

Yep, it's hard to beat this forum. I've gotten so much help and advise here, (and hopefully have contributed some useful information as well).
Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-30-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,536
Posted By Bill98116
I've joined the GD owners forum. It's just that...

I've joined the GD owners forum. It's just that I've been a member of this (IRV2) for a few years and have learned so much from members, I hate to leave IRV2.
Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-29-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,536
Posted By Bill98116
Why no Grand Design owners forum?

We just ordered a 2020 Grand Design Solitude 377MBS. I'm wondering why there is no Grand Design forum for us owners to be connected to others?
Bill
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-29-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By Bill98116
I ordered a new RV with a residential fridge. It...

I ordered a new RV with a residential fridge. It has an ice maker and water in the door. I'm concerned about the water quality. We have always used bottled water for drinking before. Is the water...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-19-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,011
Posted By Bill98116
Years ago I had a 36' gasser towing a trailer...

Years ago I had a 36' gasser towing a trailer carrying my Harley. I adhere to the "don't go below half a tank" rule but late one night in Oklahoma we got into a situation where I had to find some gas...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-26-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bill98116
Just had the chip in our front window repaired by...

Just had the chip in our front window repaired by Safelite auto glass.
The guy arrived in a car, not a truck or van with ladders. The front window is easily 10feet from the ground. I backed my...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-22-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By Bill98116
Ok, I'll try it. Thanks for the info Bill

Ok, I'll try it. Thanks for the info
Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-20-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By Bill98116
Bedroom slide cable

The cable on one side of the lower slide seems to have come off its pulley. When the slide is pulled in, the one cable has no tension, it's completely slack.
I don't see where to access any of the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-16-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bill98116
That looks interesting. There is a You Tube video...

That looks interesting. There is a You Tube video of it, looks easy to put up and take down. But the material is thin like a flag so I don't think it would do much to stop rocks. Maybe could put a...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-14-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,566
Posted By Bill98116
As it stands now, we are classified as...

As it stands now, we are classified as "Travelers". At least that's what the nice lady at the SD DMV called us. I agree with you, I can see where that could change.
It doesn't seem right that we...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-14-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bill98116
I think that's what I'm going to try, a DIY...

I think that's what I'm going to try, a DIY repair. It's just a dime sized chip.
Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-14-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bill98116
That's a good idea.

That's a good idea.
Forum: Full-Timers 03-14-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,566
Posted By Bill98116
We are legal residents of SD whether we are...

We are legal residents of SD whether we are physically in the state or not. We all count in the census which determines how many representatives the state has in Congress. It seems unlikely the state...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-14-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bill98116
I thought about it when I bought this rig. That...

I thought about it when I bought this rig. That is a really big window, in the front. It's just a matter of time until a rock finds it. I wish there was a cover for it when we tow.
Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-14-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bill98116
It's a dual pane glass, just like a windshield in...

It's a dual pane glass, just like a windshield in your vehicle. The chip is in only the outside glass, it didn't break the inside pane. I think it can be repaired just like a car windshield. My...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-12-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bill98116
Montana 3730FL front window

We have a chip in our front window. Its only about the size of a dime. Has anyone had a chip repaired, like from Safelite or someone that repairs those kinds of chips?
Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-27-2019, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Bill98116
I looked online for the same brand and found one...

I looked online for the same brand and found one on Amazon for almost $500. Went to Lowe's and got a Whirlpool with a 3 year warranty for $220.
Then after I installed the new one I read the replies...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-26-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Bill98116
High Pointe Microwave

Well, yet another appliance has crapped out. The microwave is dead in the water. Worked fine till last night when it tripped the breaker. I reset, the microwave is just dead. No lights nothing. I...
Forum: Full-Timers 02-22-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,566
Posted By Bill98116
We just 2 weeks ago, got our license and...

We just 2 weeks ago, got our license and registration in South Dakota. It was simple. We use Escapees Mail Service and get our mail through their Livingston TX office. When I decided to use SD as our...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-29-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Bill98116
Wife says she wants a Maytag. Where did you find...

Wife says she wants a Maytag. Where did you find the RV size Maytag dryer?
Thanks
Bill
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-27-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Bill98116
Splendide Dryer

Dryer stopped heating again! Don't know if I'll just fix this (again), or just get a new one.
Anyone have a different brand rather than Splendide?
Thanks
Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-11-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By Bill98116
Looks like some sort of trim along the edge Bill

Looks like some sort of trim along the edge
Bill
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-11-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Bill98116
Luckily, the water connection fit with little...

Luckily, the water connection fit with little problem. I hate doing plumbing, guess I'm not good at it because it usually leaks! But this project went exceptionally well. After gathering my tools,...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-10-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By Bill98116
Replace carpet under dining table

I've never liked having carpet under the table. The rest of the floor is vinyl which I like, both the pattern and the ease of cleaning. I understand the dinette is on a slide and there is a lip which...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-29-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Bill98116
I found one on Amazon. A Dometic 310, with a...

I found one on Amazon. A Dometic 310, with a sprayer. One of our previous class A's had sprayer. Can't remember if we used it or not but thought it might be good to wash down the left overs in the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-28-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Bill98116
RV Toilet Replacement

Well, the crapper crapped out! Anyone have recommendations for new model? Wife wants porcelain that's about the only requirement.
Thanks
Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-26-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,657
Posted By Bill98116
I'm going to use Escapees to get a South Dakota...

I'm going to use Escapees to get a South Dakota address for driver's license purposes. They are in Box Elder SD. Does anyone know if I have to go to that town to get the license or can I go to...
Forum: Full-Timers 11-26-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,875
Posted By Bill98116
Smile We are in Texas and was going to get Texas...

We are in Texas and was going to get Texas license and registration but found out what a hassle it is. Truck and RV both have to be inspected, have to take noncommercial CDL written and driving test....
Forum: Full-Timers 11-26-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,875
Posted By Bill98116
You're right. I do tend to fret over details! ...

You're right. I do tend to fret over details!
I thought I had this license thing all worked out. We lived in Las Vegas for 5 years. I had a smaller class C which didn't require a special license....
Forum: Full-Timers 11-25-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,875
Posted By Bill98116
How do you handle the insurance for the truck and...

How do you handle the insurance for the truck and RV? We have Geico and their first question is where is the vehicle going to be? We currently have Nevada driver's license and vehicle registration...
Forum: Full-Timers 11-09-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,566
Posted By Bill98116
Do I have to actually take the 5th wheel or can I...

Do I have to actually take the 5th wheel or can I just bring the paperwork with me to get our license and registration? I want to establish our domicile in SD and get driver's license, registration...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-28-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,621
Posted By Bill98116
I can't imagine a wire window screen material...

I can't imagine a wire window screen material blocking very much air. My biggest concern is since the vents are in the floor, spilling a liquid into one of them. That would be a mess!!
Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-28-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,621
Posted By Bill98116
Vent covers a good idea. I'll try them. Bill

Vent covers a good idea. I'll try them.
Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-25-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,621
Posted By Bill98116
When I bought this rig I installed screen wire...

When I bought this rig I installed screen wire under the floor vent registers to prevent dirt/rocks/etc from falling into the heat ducting. Last year we were in Vegas during the winter and didn't use...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-17-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,216
Posted By Bill98116
You're right. I just sat it on the stove for the...

You're right. I just sat it on the stove for the picture. When I installed it (put in the screws) I turned it so it vents towards the stove top burners.
Bill
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