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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 33,805
Posted By Russ & Dana
Walmart parking lot near Blytheville AR ...

Walmart parking lot near Blytheville AR



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Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-25-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,148
Posted By Russ & Dana
abacusblack, My FIL has the 1997 National...

abacusblack, My FIL has the 1997 National dolphin with one slide and tag axle. GM Motor. It gets 7 MPG pulling a large minivan with a car dolly. And that is in the hills of Missouri. His coach...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-03-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,448
Posted By Russ & Dana
We love our Dolphin 5373. Quality rig all the...

We love our Dolphin 5373. Quality rig all the way around.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-09-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5,870
Views: 499,470
Posted By Russ & Dana
Keepem coming

Keepem coming
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-09-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5,870
Views: 499,470
Posted By Russ & Dana
Walmart in sikeston mo very rv'er friendly

Walmart in sikeston mo very rv'er friendly
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-20-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,374
Posted By Russ & Dana
I replace the shear pin in our 2000 dolphin under...

I replace the shear pin in our 2000 dolphin under the living room slide. Motor was easy enough to take off. 4 bolts. removed the short drive shaft and took it to my workbench and drove the old pins...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-13-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,226
Posted By Russ & Dana
This thread has been priceless, i was having this...

This thread has been priceless, i was having this same problem. Sometimes it would start and sometimes it wouldn't. I climbed under the front of the motorhome and into the wheelwell pulled back the...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-09-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,817
Posted By Russ & Dana
If it is a mor/ryde tag axle it is called a...

If it is a mor/ryde tag axle it is called a rubber spring assembly.

I just replace them on my 2000 Dolphin. i took about 45 min per side with my 14 yr old son helping me. I can be done at home.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-01-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,751
Posted By Russ & Dana
I needed to replace a broken rubber spring...

I needed to replace a broken rubber spring assembly and was scanning through my manuals and paperwork that came with the coach.

and there it was...diagrams and part numbers.. you can get the same...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-31-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,751
Posted By Russ & Dana
I have a 2000 dolphin. The chassis is a 1999...

I have a 2000 dolphin. The chassis is a 1999 model with tag axle. F 53 chassis with v10

I had to replace the rubber spring assembly made by mor/ryde out of Elkhart Indiana. More/ryde made the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-31-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,288
Posted By Russ & Dana
I am glad that worked out for you, ortega mfg was...

I am glad that worked out for you, ortega mfg was easy for us to deal with

I would recommend them
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-31-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By Russ & Dana
Thanks I will try that, I haven't had...

Thanks

I will try that,

I haven't had the time to work on it yet but in the next few days i will
Thanks
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-30-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By Russ & Dana
Thank you so much, I will do this and see what...

Thank you so much, I will do this and see what happens,

Info like this and the kindness of so many forum members make this forum a great place!


Thanks to all!
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-29-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By Russ & Dana
Rear furnace won't come on

I have a 2000 dolphin 5373 by national

It has two air conditioners and two furnaces

the rear heat will not come on, when i turn it on at the thermostat there is a clicking in the rear air...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-11-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By Russ & Dana
It is Fixed

I found some books on my 200 dolphin and a diagram for the tag axle.

Mor/Ryde in elkhart indiana made the tag axle and also the rubber spring assemble.

The dolphin is titled as a 2000 model...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-06-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,884
Posted By Russ & Dana
Pastor a church in Mid Missouri, ( Apostolic...

Pastor a church in Mid Missouri, ( Apostolic Faith Pentecostal Church - Waynesville Missouri (http://www.afpconline.com) )
Own a Credit Card processing company ( www.honestcreditcardprocessing.com )...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-05-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By Russ & Dana
Thank you for the response. I was thinking...

Thank you for the response.

I was thinking the air bags would adjust the roll. I will rethink the airbag idea.

I will post the same in the Ford Owners forum

thanks again
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-05-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By Russ & Dana
Rear stabilizer assembly

I have a 2000 Dolphin by National RV Ford F53 chassis
It was leaning to one side (curb side) so i got underneath and saw that the rubber spring assembly was broken clean through.

Does anyone...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-11-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By Russ & Dana
Thanks for all the suggestions... that is why i...

Thanks for all the suggestions... that is why i love this forum, Lots of folks willing to help.

Hope i will be able to help someone sometime.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-10-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By Russ & Dana
I will check and make sure about the airbags... ...

I will check and make sure about the airbags...

Thanks
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-10-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By Russ & Dana
I will check the weight distribution as you...

I will check the weight distribution as you suggested. and go from there.

Thanks for the suggestions.

Russ
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-10-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By Russ & Dana
Leaning Dolphin 5373

This may have been discussed before, if so my apologies.

We have a 2000 Dolphin 5373 that is leaning to the curb side, what can be done to fix this. It doesn't have airbags that i am aware of.
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Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 12-10-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 353,965
Posted By Russ & Dana
We had a blowout on our 1997 Dolphin and took out...

We had a blowout on our 1997 Dolphin and took out the fiberglass and rear doors on the right side.

Contacted orgtega and got new replacement doors and fiberglass over the wheels.

Happy with...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-05-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By Russ & Dana
I stopped at a flying J in Memphis Tn at exit #4...

I stopped at a flying J in Memphis Tn at exit #4 The gas prices were a little higher than Petro just down the street.

The pay at the pump funtion wasn't working after trying 2 pumps and it was...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-27-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By Russ & Dana
we have a 2000 dolphin and replaced...

we have a 2000 dolphin and replaced micro/concection oven just 3 weeks ago. we replaced it with the same GE that came out of it. Sears had them on sale for $389

Took less than 45 minutes to...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-15-2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By Russ & Dana
Lake of the Ozarks Missouri is a beautiful...

Lake of the Ozarks Missouri is a beautiful place... i am only about 45 minutes from there and stay often n the Lake of the ozarks state park. no water or sewer or wifi only electicity
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-01-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,864
Posted By Russ & Dana
We made a 1700 mile trip to South Mississippi in...

We made a 1700 mile trip to South Mississippi in the sweltering 104 degree weather.

Ran our gen all 13 hours with both airs going, didn't notice a significant drop in fuel. It sure kept the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-31-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,403
Posted By Russ & Dana
Looks awsome...Great Job!

Looks awsome...Great Job!
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-31-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,838
Posted By Russ & Dana
I have a 2000 dolphin that was having the same...

I have a 2000 dolphin that was having the same problem.... the fuel line was/is brittle at the fuel filter going into the pump. The problem was when i pushed the fuel line on the filter it would...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-02-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,473
Posted By Russ & Dana
This is very useful information... thanks to all

This is very useful information... thanks to all
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-12-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By Russ & Dana
I will check today...thanks for the info

I will check today...thanks for the info
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-12-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By Russ & Dana
It is a Ford Chassis .... thanks

It is a Ford Chassis .... thanks
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-11-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By Russ & Dana
2000 dolphin 5373

We have a 2000 dolphin 5373 by national rv. My question is where do you add fluid to your manual leveling jacks??? Do you add fluid to your manual leveling jacks.

Jacks are all the way up but...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 05-15-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,173
Posted By Russ & Dana
now that is funny! Hope you enjoy your new TT!...

now that is funny! Hope you enjoy your new TT! :laugh::laugh:
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 05-15-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,567
Posted By Russ & Dana
very nice indeed! Congrats!

very nice indeed! Congrats!
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 05-09-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,586
Posted By Russ & Dana
not real sure.... The professional job that was...

not real sure.... The professional job that was done putting them in makes me think that it came from the factory...ie flooring under the slides etc...

we have really enjoyed this motorhome so...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 04-25-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,586
Posted By Russ & Dana
thanks jim we are enjoying it!

thanks jim

we are enjoying it!
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 04-24-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,141
Posted By Russ & Dana
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 04-24-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,919
Posted By Russ & Dana
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 04-24-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,586
Posted By Russ & Dana
Our first motorhome

2000 DOLPIN BY NATIONAL RV

A FEW PICS

JUST COMPLETED A 1700 MILE TRIP AND LOVED IT

2 SLIDES AND A TRITON V10
Forum: New Member Check-In 04-14-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Russ & Dana
Well for our first MH we are lovin it.... ...

Well for our first MH we are lovin it....

went from Mid Missouri to Nashville Tn and then on To south Mississippi

over 1000 miles and everything is working fine...

just not used to the...
Forum: New Member Check-In 04-08-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Russ & Dana
We are part timers..... loving camping and...

We are part timers.....

loving camping and traveling...:thumb:

Thanks for all the welcomes

russ
Forum: New Member Check-In 04-03-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Russ & Dana
Thanks for the Welcome.... I will post...

Thanks for the Welcome....

I will post pictures asap.

I am really looking forward to this forum....:dance:
Forum: New Member Check-In 04-03-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Russ & Dana
Bought First Motor Home

Hey every one i just ran across this forum and loving it.

We just purchased our first MH. we have had travel trailers and fifth wheels for years but this is a new adventure for us.

2000...
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