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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-30-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 20,542
Posted By richp5
Another vote for the Eez which was easy to set up...

Another vote for the Eez which was easy to set up and I purchased it on Amazon.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-30-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By richp5
Thanks for the posts. We're coming from Anaheim...

Thanks for the posts. We're coming from Anaheim Hills so that would mean south on the 15. If others have taken it with bigger RVs and toads I guess that's doable for me.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-29-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By richp5
One other question Ricker (or anyone for that...

One other question Ricker (or anyone for that matter), I looked at the map to get there and wondered if I should be concerned about tight twisty and perhaps mountain roads - 37.5 class A gas pulling...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-29-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By richp5
Thanks much for the reply and information. We'll...

Thanks much for the reply and information. We'll try it out in January as well. I imagine a toad and not bicycles are required, correct? Also, did you see any street motorcycles riding around? If...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-29-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By richp5
When we had a 31 ft class C we would regularly...

When we had a 31 ft class C we would regularly stay at San Clemente SP which we enjoyed greatly. I contacted the ranger station and informed them that I had a 37.5 ft class A and wondered if we...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-26-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By richp5
So how was your trip? I've never been there and...

So how was your trip? I've never been there and am looking for a close by 3 day weekend excursion.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-13-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,429
Posted By richp5
In So CA that is a common occurrence which I have...

In So CA that is a common occurrence which I have the pleasure of receiving on occasion during my 80+ mile round trip daily commute. Rather than get upset when I'm the recipient of the salute I wave...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-27-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 918
Posted By richp5
1. What class RV were you traveling in: 2011...

1. What class RV were you traveling in: 2011 Winnebago 36V
2. How many states did you hit in 2019, or drive through: 18
3. How many camp sites did you stay in: 11
4. How many miles did you travel...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-08-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By richp5
Is there a link or how does one join in?

Is there a link or how does one join in?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-05-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11,118
Views: 1,429,174
Posted By richp5
Prior to my recent 6k trip I bought: a 43"...

Prior to my recent 6k trip I bought: a 43" bedroom tv, audio speakers as I installed XM radio, Eez tire pressure manager and got misc small comfort items i.e. shower curtain/pole to keep the air...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-25-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,183
Posted By richp5
I just drove a 6K mile road trip and the most in...

I just drove a 6K mile road trip and the most in a day was 783 miles which was very taxing (38 ft RV pulling a toad is much harder than driving my Vette that I've exceeded 800 miles in a day).
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-20-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By richp5
Notes from a 21 day/6K road trip

I just returned and thought I'd provide random thoughts and observations from my trip driving from Orange County CA to the Florida Keys with stops along the way. I drove my 2011 Winnebago Sightseer...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-16-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By richp5
I will be driving at least 6K miles from So CA to...

I will be driving at least 6K miles from So CA to the Keys, with multiple stops in between, and back using 40 there and 10 on the return. While I like your suggestion I'm concerned that I could get...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-14-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By richp5
Thanks to all who replied with helpful...

Thanks to all who replied with helpful suggestions. Gary, I corrected the tire size in a subsequent post. I will search for a used spare as that will save a couple of hundred dollars.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-13-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By richp5
Update

I was incorrect! I was going by the owners manual and didn't look at what was actually on the rv. The previous owner changed all the tires in 2017 to Sumitomo 245/75r 22.5-G and there seems to be...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-12-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By richp5
Spare Tire help

Reading a post about having a spare made me think it makes sense to purchase a tire w/o rim and stash it under my bed (hope it fits) for my upcoming 6K cross country trip. The tire size is 235/80R...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-08-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,440
Posted By richp5
Just thinking outside the box. Campgrounds that...

Just thinking outside the box. Campgrounds that have many vacancies say mid-week probably would rather, like hotels, make some money than none which is the idea. Priceline and the participating...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-07-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,440
Posted By richp5
Priceline for campgrounds

I like to use Priceline and bid on hotel rooms usually saving quite a few bucks. I usually bid the day before or day of when on the road and would think the campgrounds would be open to the couple...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-27-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By richp5
Do you have a similar model? If so, thanks for...

Do you have a similar model? If so, thanks for letting me know a 32" will fit (I buy Vizio for my home tvs due to it allowing both the speakers playing for my wife while I use headphones). I can't...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-27-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By richp5
Change bedroom tv

I have a 2011 Sightseer 36v with a 26" tv in the bedroom. I would like to change it out to something larger that could also accommodate headphone usage. Has anyone changed out their tv or anyone...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-27-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 16,509
Posted By richp5
Thanks all for your prompt replies. Guess I'll...

Thanks all for your prompt replies. Guess I'll go drop $30 at Wally World for a 20 footer.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-27-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 16,509
Posted By richp5
Sewer hose supports

I will soon be taking a cross country trip and I have read that some RV parks require the sewer hose supports. In your travels have you come across this requirement? Does anyone use these if not...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-14-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By richp5
I was going to stay for one night due to visiting...

I was going to stay for one night due to visiting the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta. Do you think it's worth spending an extra day for hiking or other?
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-14-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By richp5
Robert - I am also a Presidential Library/Museum...

Robert - I am also a Presidential Library/Museum aficionado and will say that the George W. Bush Museum was a very disappointing experience. Besides the highest costs (admission and parking fees)...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-08-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,670
Posted By richp5
Subscribed

Subscribed
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-06-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 31,020
Posted By richp5
Ours is 56 inches too long as 35 feet is the...

Ours is 56 inches too long as 35 feet is the maximum for California State Beaches which we use to like visiting in our former Class C.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-06-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 38,499
Posted By richp5
2010 Chevy HHR

2010 Chevy HHR
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-25-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By richp5
Pretty pricey. I tried for a weekend in August...

Pretty pricey. I tried for a weekend in August but sold out. Mid-week for the least expensive site was $135/night up to $213/night.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-24-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By richp5
Thanks for the replies. Re the Monkey Butt, I've...

Thanks for the replies. Re the Monkey Butt, I've been riding for over 45 years and have received that as a gift in the past. Never tried/needed it but like the decorative bottle which is displayed...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-22-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By richp5
Long trip - seat cushion?

Will be taking a 5K trip driving straight through back from FL to CA and wondered if people use a cushion or something to assist against a sore butt and/or lower back. I noticed after a recent 8...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-05-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By richp5
While I have XM I noticed that they repeat songs...

While I have XM I noticed that they repeat songs if listening to the same channel over a couple of days. I still have a working Ipod with over 4K songs equaling 23 days of music so that is my go to....
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-02-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By richp5
Thanks Heating Man, that's what I was looking for...

Thanks Heating Man, that's what I was looking for !
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-31-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By richp5
Thank you for replying. I noticed them in my...

Thank you for replying. I noticed them in my previous search but was hoping for some first hand knowledge from a user.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-31-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By richp5
Cargo door plastic latches

I have a 2011 Sightseer 36V and wondered if anyone could provide a referral to purchase some of the cargo door plastic latches. If they changed them out to metal ones that would be even better.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-25-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By richp5
I used an inspector for an out of state purchase....

I used an inspector for an out of state purchase. Very pleased with the 40 page report complete with pictures and videos. Found a couple of items which needed repair or replacement and that was...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-06-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By richp5
Thanks for the posts. I don't pay to store...

Thanks for the posts. I don't pay to store it/electricity so that's not a concern but it makes sense that it only has so much shelf life and why take away from it. It is located 45 minutes away...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-05-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By richp5
Leave refrigerator on ?

We use our RV 1 x every 6 weeks and have it plugged in to 50 amp when parked. The fridge has been on since late March keeping drinks cold and wondered if leaving it on is bad long term. We're going...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-03-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By richp5
Hot spot recommendations

My wife would like to be able to use her computer for work while we drive/park at a rv park thereby allowing us more 4 day weekends. She has an Iphone/AT&T plan but son stated that due to having the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-01-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By richp5
Don't know what I was thinking, I should have...

Don't know what I was thinking, I should have stated inverter vs propane as I would run the generator when using air conditioning (needed driving through the desert). Therefore, saving propane fuel...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-30-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By richp5
Is there anyway to know if it's supplying enough...

Is there anyway to know if it's supplying enough power? Just the fact it is on and working sufficient enough information? Also, I imagine we shouldn't be using any other devices simultaneously,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-30-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By richp5
Inverter vs generator use

I'm thinking it would be easier on gas/etc. to use the inverter for the refrigerator while driving over the generator based on the following taken
from the owners manual: The inverter is not...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-29-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By richp5
Yes. I'll re-check the washer.

Yes. I'll re-check the washer.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-29-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By richp5
Camco water filter

I picked up a water filter from Walmart for around $20 and it immediately leaked. BTW, I did try plumbers tape. My question is for those who are familiar with this item, did I happen to get a bad...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-26-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,228
Posted By richp5
I made it a half a mile from picking up the rv...

I made it a half a mile from picking up the rv and while driving in the residential area forgot to take into account the lurking trees. The branches scraped the entire upper side and roof. Having...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-25-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,728
Posted By richp5
I'm the OP and thanks to all for your words of...

I'm the OP and thanks to all for your words of wisdom. I drove 6+ hours and the only issue was the bumper to bumper traffic in Phoenix and LA. Didn't even notice the toad. My concerns were based...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-21-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By richp5
Also, check out Pennecamp on you tube to look at...

Also, check out Pennecamp on you tube to look at each space and reviews https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9RbBdrGW-g
Forum: Test Your Changes 03-21-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By richp5
test

take one
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-21-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By richp5
On the opposite end of the price spectrum, we...

On the opposite end of the price spectrum, we just booked in September at Pennecamp State park in Key Largo for $45/night with a 55 ft space but kinda tight. There's also an Elks Club in Tavernier...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-20-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By richp5
RV Sheets

Never mind - goggle is your friend.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-13-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,728
Posted By richp5
Thanks to all who posted. I will be better...

Thanks to all who posted. I will be better informed on how I feel after the weekend and am holding off making reservations/setting the calendar until I arrive home. I am surprised not a lot of...
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