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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-13-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By richard5933
Some larger U-Haul dealers have propane, and in...

Some larger U-Haul dealers have propane, and in my experience they are pretty well equipped.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-13-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 800
Posted By richard5933
Best thing to do for tire longevity is to drive...

Best thing to do for tire longevity is to drive on them. They're meant to be driven on, not parked.

Obviously, someone staying in a campground for a while or storing a coach over the winter will...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-13-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By richard5933
Rim size might be stamped into the rim, but...

Rim size might be stamped into the rim, but you'll have to search for it. You might also have luck looking at the brochures for your year and model. Or, try calling the manufacturer and see if they...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-13-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By richard5933
My impression, after researching and reading...

My impression, after researching and reading countless reviews and tire industry blogs, quality is about the same across the spectrum on the top-tier tires. Each has had its problem moments, but...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-12-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By richard5933
Is your trailer built for cold weather use? Does...

Is your trailer built for cold weather use? Does it have insulation under the tanks? Going to be really difficult to do what you want if the trailer wasn't built for it.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-12-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By richard5933
Depending on the tank material, you might be able...

Depending on the tank material, you might be able to make a full repair by using heat welding. Lots of good YouTube videos on welding plastic. Key is to figure out what type of plastic it is so you...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-12-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By richard5933
Have you confirmed that they will work without...

Have you confirmed that they will work without creating any problems?



Still not sure why the insistence on putting on the wrong size tires.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-12-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,000
Posted By richard5933
Wire chasing tone generator Quite handy...

Wire chasing tone generator


Quite handy when trying to figure out which wire in a bundle is the one you're looking for.
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-12-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By richard5933
Need more information. Is that 10-amp...

Need more information.



Is that 10-amp fuse on the 12v system or the 120v system? What specifically does the 10-amp fuse power?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-12-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By richard5933
That's considerably wider. On our coach the...

That's considerably wider. On our coach the previous owner installed 315s instead of the OEM 12R22.5 tires. Same diameter, but the extra width was about 3/4". Doesn't sound like much, but it was...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-12-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By richard5933
In a word, yes. Tires come in different...

In a word, yes.

Tires come in different sizes for many reasons, and without asking the engineers there is no good way to know the specific reasons they selected the tire size they did for your...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-12-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By richard5933
There are many good tire manufactures to choose...

There are many good tire manufactures to choose from, and if Hankook doesn't have the tire size you need then I'd suggest looking elsewhere. Toyo is another brand that has lower cost than Michelin...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-11-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,870
Posted By richard5933
Lots of controversy on your last statement. Up...

Lots of controversy on your last statement. Up here in the salt-belt, it's really common to have anti-seize used when installing lug nuts. Yes, the specs detail installing them dry. But, if you do...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-11-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By richard5933
Long enough to come to normal operating temp.

Long enough to come to normal operating temp.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-11-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By richard5933
If you aren't going to be able to get the coach...

If you aren't going to be able to get the coach on the road and fully warm up the engine, better to just let it sit. Starting up the engine and not driving is worse than doing nothing.

My coach...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-10-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,541
Posted By richard5933
If you're going to be running in cold climates,...

If you're going to be running in cold climates, it's also a good idea to fill from stations that sell winterized fuel. It has additives and a formulation designed to help prevent gelling.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-10-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By richard5933
First, if they are bulging you should get them...

First, if they are bulging you should get them out of there ASAP. You don't want one to split open and ooze battery acid inside the bay.

One of the ways to kill a battery is charging with too high...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-09-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 947
Posted By richard5933
If it smells like something smoked in the...

If it smells like something smoked in the inverter, then game's over. Until the inverter is either eliminated as the problem or replaced, there isn't much need to go further with diagnosis.

If...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-09-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 947
Posted By richard5933
There is an automatic transfer switch built into...

There is an automatic transfer switch built into the inverter/charger. If plugged in or on generator it will just pass that current through to the sub panel. When on batteries it will power those...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11-09-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 947
Posted By richard5933
Is the inverter showing AC power coming in or DC...

Is the inverter showing AC power coming in or DC power?

Since it does sound like your ATS has failed, the inverter might be seeing DC power coming in which it is using to make AC power for your...
Forum: Clubs & Associations 11-09-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By richard5933
There are MANY privately owned campgrounds out...

There are MANY privately owned campgrounds out there, and many (most?) are not going to be part of a single network like KOA or TT. Nearly all of them will offer some type of long-term rental at...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-09-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,116
Posted By richard5933
Good point. A working multi-meter is a must for...

Good point. A working multi-meter is a must for every RV tool box so readings like this can be verified.

That said, if your inverter/charger is showing 14v and you measure only 13.4v, then...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-09-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,795
Posted By richard5933
Don't need much of a skip with 2000 watts pushing...

Don't need much of a skip with 2000 watts pushing the signal. Something tells me that wasn't a factory/stock set up.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-08-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By richard5933
Have you checked all the connections inside your...

Have you checked all the connections inside your transfer switch?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-08-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,116
Posted By richard5933
You need to check the voltage of your...

You need to check the voltage of your charger/charging system. The only way they could go through that much water that quickly is if they are charging at too high a voltage.

Once the batteries are...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-07-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,795
Posted By richard5933
The meter you're talking about is an SWR meter....

The meter you're talking about is an SWR meter. It stands for standing wave ratio. You can read all about it online, but basically it's what is used to tune the antenna. On amateur radio equipment...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-07-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,795
Posted By richard5933
Many of the newer antennas are quite flexible....

Many of the newer antennas are quite flexible. Not much of a chance of the antenna breaking off. If the mount is done properly on the side of the coach, the antenna would be able to flex as needed....
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-06-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,795
Posted By richard5933
The antenna should ideally stick up above the...

The antenna should ideally stick up above the roof some to get good reception. If your height is already over 12", there is only a little left till it hits 13'-6".
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-06-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,795
Posted By richard5933
You might find a truck radio shop that can handle...

You might find a truck radio shop that can handle this quite nicely. Some of the newer truck sleeper cabs are constructed similar to a motor home, and I'm sure that the drivers who own them are as...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-06-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,795
Posted By richard5933
Lots of variables on antenna installation. There...

Lots of variables on antenna installation. There are many made which are designed for use without a ground plane - they are suitable for installation on a motorhome which is largely made of non-metal...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-06-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,363
Posted By richard5933
The EFS card is not a credit card. Not a debit...

The EFS card is not a credit card. Not a debit card either.

It's more like an old-fashioned store charge card. Except rather than having to pay the full balance at the end of each month, you have...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-05-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By richard5933
I don't get their reasoning... Rather than...

I don't get their reasoning...

Rather than have a single possible point of failure (the drain valve) they are suggesting adding tubing, fittings, and a valve?

Our coach is from 1974. The drain...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-05-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By richard5933
Most water pumps use dry bearings. By that I mean...

Most water pumps use dry bearings. By that I mean that they don't use the fluid they are pumping for lubrication, unlike something like a coolant pump which is lubricated by the coolant. They...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-05-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,116
Posted By richard5933
Unless you have space for physically larger...

Unless you have space for physically larger batteries, it's difficult to get comparible capacity in an AGM as in a flooded cell. I've got four L16 six volt batteries, with a total capacity of 780 Ah...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-04-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By richard5933
Excel spreadsheet here as well. I've got a...

Excel spreadsheet here as well.

I've got a tab for chassis maintenance, a tab for house systems, a tab for generator - each with details of each repair/maintenance item done. Also have a tab with...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-04-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
American Coach: How To Service Batteries?
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Posted By richard5933
House batteries or chassis batteries? If house...

House batteries or chassis batteries? If house batteries, can you get a watering system that will install on them? I've got one on my Trojan batteries, and all that I have to do to fill them is drop...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-04-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,920
Posted By richard5933
Another vote for Flexzilla hose here. They are...

Another vote for Flexzilla hose here. They are food-grade and very easy to coil, much more so than the standard white hose.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-04-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By richard5933
Many (most?) coaches are built on a chassis which...

Many (most?) coaches are built on a chassis which is supplied by the chassis manufacturer and not built in house. It's not uncommon for that chassis to have been made 6-12 months prior to the...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-04-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,795
Posted By richard5933
I've got a Galaxy DX-959 in my coach. It is...

I've got a Galaxy DX-959 in my coach. It is turned on whenever we're in motion.

Contrary to what many say, there are still quite a few truckers using CB radios. They don't use it for day-to-day...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-04-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,363
Posted By richard5933
The TSD program works through ACH (automated...

The TSD program works through ACH (automated clearing house, I think) transactions. Exactly the same way that most checks are processed now, even ones you write out on paper checks.

You would need...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-03-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,363
Posted By richard5933
Get the app on the Google play store if you have...

Get the app on the Google play store if you have android phone. It's called EFS Card Control, by WEX
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-03-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,363
Posted By richard5933
This is not the FMCA program. That one is through...

This is not the FMCA program. That one is through TCS, and in my opinion is nowhere as good. Discounts are smaller, and they require pre-payment.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-03-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,870
Posted By richard5933
Storing the spare tire is one of the things where...

Storing the spare tire is one of the things where my coach makes it easy - there's a designated compartment behind the front bumper.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-03-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 65,743
Posted By richard5933
I just checked both the Loves app and the EFS...

I just checked both the Loves app and the EFS app.

The EFS app is most definitely showing the discounted price. Loves shows $2.98 and EFS shows $2.57, both for the same station in town here.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-03-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By richard5933
Were you able to find DOT approved bulbs? ...

Were you able to find DOT approved bulbs?

Around here, many are running aftermarket LED bulbs, but they can blind oncoming drivers if they are not the correct ones.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-02-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 65,743
Posted By richard5933
Not sure where you are, but by me the EFS app...

Not sure where you are, but by me the EFS app shows the discounted price,not the retail price.
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-31-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 1,385,456
Posted By richard5933
Great - if you're gonna pull a vintage trailer,...

Great - if you're gonna pull a vintage trailer, that's the way to do it.
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-31-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 1,385,456
Posted By richard5933
Very cool first coach to drive. Did you ever...

Very cool first coach to drive. Did you ever drive a Buffalo while you were with Greyhound? Something like our coach maybe? I'd love to hear some stories about what they were like to drive in revenue...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-31-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,363
Posted By richard5933
The program is designed to be used in the truck...

The program is designed to be used in the truck lanes, and I'm not sure if it even works in the car or RV lanes.

You can swipe the card at the pump just like any other card. No need to go inside...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-31-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,870
Posted By richard5933
Not to change the subject of this thread, but...

Not to change the subject of this thread, but this is the exact situation which makes having backup communications on the coach. Since my plan involves having the ability to contact others for help,...
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