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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-06-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,947
Posted By duncan1
The rubber roof was a major saving for both RV...

The rubber roof was a major saving for both RV owners and the insurance industry when it comes to weather related damage. Rubber roofs came about in the 70's and was used on travel trailers with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-01-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By duncan1
RVneophytes2, Your unit was valued new 2006...

RVneophytes2,

Your unit was valued new 2006 at around $207,900 suggested LIst. The value for a used unit was around $185,000. Your value as of December 2010 was $113,000. These prices do not...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-28-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By duncan1
I'm sure I have a copy of the 2007 and 2008 and...

I'm sure I have a copy of the 2007 and 2008 and will post what is says. Your unit value will be as of today using current values. I will give you both as soon as I get the 2007 and 2008 Book. I...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-13-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,096
Posted By duncan1
Srrobe There is a company in Elkhart that...

Srrobe
There is a company in Elkhart that buys New RV Product for the insurance industry nationwide. You may give them a call and ask them which Winnebago dealers are close to your location. ...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-28-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By duncan1
Glen try a salavage yard around Elkhart Indiana....

Glen try a salavage yard around Elkhart Indiana. They have thousands of obsolete windows the manufacturers no longer use. If you find a window, make sure you only pay for it when its delivered...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-25-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By duncan1
It probably is as previously noted, the water in...

It probably is as previously noted, the water in the trap is being drawn out of the trap while you are traveling. It happens with shower traps also. Keeping a plug in the sink will work but this ...
Forum: Vintage RV's 01-25-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,254
Posted By duncan1
A lot of repair centers use a router to remove...

A lot of repair centers use a router to remove panneling or luan. They cut the pannel in 2 inch strips to remove without damage to the styrofoam. They set the router bit to the thickness of the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-16-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,629
Posted By duncan1
I guess the housing and comercial building...

I guess the housing and comercial building industry call this valve an AAV . I checked some of the bill of materials from 6 different purchasing agents and all call it either PoP valve or Relief...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-13-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,629
Posted By duncan1
When plumbing an RV the plumbing drains are to...

When plumbing an RV the plumbing drains are to drop 1/4 inch per foot for drainage. I have seen what is called a (PoP Vent) Installed in the drain line. The vent should extend 6 inches above the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-11-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,740
Posted By duncan1
The use of escape windows started in the 70's. ...

The use of escape windows started in the 70's. I'm not sure of the exact date. All escape windows are to have red handles and nothing blocking the exit. In the early years we started using in...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-04-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,647
Posted By duncan1
When buying RV insurance you may want to ask...

When buying RV insurance you may want to ask about some of the new coverages most of the underwriters are offering. One of the newest additions to policies is total loss coverage. This varies from...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-03-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,013
Posted By duncan1
In 2001 only 2% of Motor Homes built were with 1...

In 2001 only 2% of Motor Homes built were with 1 piece windshields. Today, it is 40% and increasing. I believe the industry would better serve their customers by going back to 2 piece windshields. ...
Forum: Excel Owner's Forum 01-03-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,290
Posted By duncan1
I have seen quite a few holding tanks with cracks...

I have seen quite a few holding tanks with cracks or holes from road damage. If you clean the crack area with a steel wool or metal brush to remove any dirt you can then make a good repair. What...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-30-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,411
Posted By duncan1
i've always encouraged a new buyer that is...

i've always encouraged a new buyer that is undeceided on A or C, to rent one for a couple of weeks to check out how they will like the unit. Starting with the class C should be first. As most...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-27-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,448
Posted By duncan1
These are some things all motor home owners...

These are some things all motor home owners should keep in mind. Jacks are probably the major cause of windshields cracking due to stress. Jacks were originally called stabilizing jacks and were for...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-26-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By duncan1
The figure of 4+ includes Homes and Boats. I got...

The figure of 4+ includes Homes and Boats. I got this information from many of the actuaries who set insurance cost.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-25-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,434
Posted By duncan1
I will check with my repair shop and see if they...

I will check with my repair shop and see if they might have one or know where to get one. When National went out of business we purchased many items that customers may need. I don't remember any...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-25-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By duncan1
I have found in reading many insurance company...

I have found in reading many insurance company policies, they all vary in levels of coverages. The lowest price may not be the best for you. As someone said earlier, have your agent define the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-22-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,865
Posted By duncan1
Duncan Systems in Elkhart has installed over...

Duncan Systems in Elkhart has installed over $150,000 in equipment for fixing fogged windows. If you would like more info on fixing your fogged windows you might give them a call. It takes about 1...
Forum: RV Industry Press 12-02-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,005
Posted By duncan1
I just returned from the National RV Show and was...

I just returned from the National RV Show and was impressed with the numbers attending the show. This was my 43rd year displaying at the show, which was down in size by 25-30% in my opinion. As far...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-26-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,867
Posted By duncan1
The RVIA seal started in the late 60's I beleive....

The RVIA seal started in the late 60's I beleive. It was to be put by the entrance door and the vehicle was promoted to have approved Electrical, Plumbing (Gas & Water) systems. I put an extimated...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-23-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 43,024
Posted By duncan1
I went to W.Va. to visit some of my buddies I...

I went to W.Va. to visit some of my buddies I grew up with. I asked were I might find (Little Man), that what we called him. I went to were he was living which had a swinging bridge which looked...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-23-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,316
Posted By duncan1
I agree with bldrbob about the low lowlife...

I agree with bldrbob about the low lowlife getting in a vehicle. We leave the units we own unlocked to protect the doors. We have great security with cameras but they still break into the units for...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-19-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By duncan1
When buying a reposessed unit make sure you have...

When buying a reposessed unit make sure you have a clear title. You can get stolen and recovered units from some of the salvage pools. Remember any vehicle going through a salvage pool will have a...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-17-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By duncan1
If you are traveling you can call Duncan Systems...

If you are traveling you can call Duncan Systems in Elkhart and they will ship the windsield to a qualified replacement shop or to a shop of your choosing which will cut the installation and waiting...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-16-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,083
Posted By duncan1
Anyone who has fogged windows can get them...

Anyone who has fogged windows can get them repaired in Elkhart, Indiana at Duncan Systems. They have a 20 acres of parking available while being repaired. Also free transportation to the RV Hall of...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-15-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,075
Posted By duncan1
If you cannot find the leak around the...

If you cannot find the leak around the windshield gasket you may take a look at the clearance lights or anything mounted close to the windshield such a spot lights, roof mounted horns and antennas. ...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-08-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 51,315
Posted By duncan1
Wiring Diagram for Monaco

When I entered this IRV2, I wanted to use my 40 years experience in the RV industry to help RV'ers with problems and other information. I will try and get some of the wiring diagrams for you and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-01-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,309
Posted By duncan1
windshield Crack

Most windshields with damage in the drivers side, which is in the drivers line of sight should be fixed for safty. Safelite will give you advice on how bad the crack is and how it may spread. ...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-28-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,233
Posted By duncan1
If you would want a quote on the repairs e-mail...

If you would want a quote on the repairs e-mail the pictures to rond@rvglass.com and I will get you a qualified estimate at no charge to you. Also I can give you a few shops to choose from.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-27-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,962
Posted By duncan1
Comparison Guide

Forrest
I have found over the years when people are looking for an RV for the first time, the one question they forget to ask is? ARE PARTS AVAILABLE IF I AM IN A FENDER-BENDER? Many companies...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-25-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By duncan1
Big rig Problems

There are problems with any RV, but it seems the problems you have listed are quite major and should not be happening. RVIA has been the governing body for the electrical, LP System and Water...
Forum: New Member Check-In 10-22-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By duncan1
30,000 RV's Later

Being retired is great but I found I need to stay involved with the RV
industry in some way. I found this blog site and have been reading
some of the messages and found them to be very...
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