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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-03-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By sknight
[moderator edit] But in general, no, Honda...

[moderator edit]

But in general, no, Honda controls that for the most part. You'll occasionally see discounts on old models, but not so much on current stuff.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-02-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By sknight
Those were notorious for the rubber hose on the...

Those were notorious for the rubber hose on the MAP sensor line getting porous or cracking. That's where I'd start.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-01-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By sknight
Open a faucet and wait, my pump on my TT would...

Open a faucet and wait, my pump on my TT would screw around priming. But if I opened a faucet and gave it a minute or two it would finally pick some up and then prime.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-01-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By sknight
Macerator users, I'd like advice

I'm in the process (Well, the mortgage stage, shoot me now.) of buying a new home. This home has a septic tank with an above ground cleanout. Since I have this access to the septic system, I may as...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-01-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,435
Posted By sknight
I wasn't going to say anything to feed him, but...

I wasn't going to say anything to feed him, but frankly, if he's telling the truth, he's the epitome of "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-01-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,435
Posted By sknight
Yes it does, in fact that's worse than the loud...

Yes it does, in fact that's worse than the loud mouths being up a little late. Now you're waking them up, the neighbors you had dinner with up, the quiet family with kids up, everyone along the exit...
Forum: Cummins Engines 05-31-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,749
Posted By sknight
13 is pretty low in modern times, but acceptable....

13 is pretty low in modern times, but acceptable. For comparison my 2001 ISB powered truck has a 15lb cap.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-31-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,435
Posted By sknight
This is an interesting thread to say the least....

This is an interesting thread to say the least. As an middle production run Gen Xer, I am standing firmly between the boomers and what was called the"Me" generation. For clarity, the boomers actually...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-29-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By sknight
Have you ever left the black tank valve open...

Have you ever left the black tank valve open while camping? If so then that's probably how they got in, from the sewer system. Or your vent cap may be missing.

Getting rid of them,don't know....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-27-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By sknight
An alternative to the goosebox would be an...

An alternative to the goosebox would be an Andersen Ultimate connection. That's what I'm using with a B&W turnover goose hitch (I wanted a flat floor without rails.) and over a year later I love it.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-24-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By sknight
I'm insured with State Farm. Competitive rates...

I'm insured with State Farm. Competitive rates and they treated me great on a stolen motorcycle claim years ago.

Be sure to do your research, Good Sam insurance is actually underwritten by Blue...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-19-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By sknight
I can't speak about what you're asking, but I...

I can't speak about what you're asking, but I will say you'd better get making your reservations. It's filling up fast out there, everything inside the park is full unless you want to chance the...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 05-19-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,085
Posted By sknight
When you do the PDI/walk through, flip every...

When you do the PDI/walk through, flip every switch, press every button, open every door. Do everything from setting up to packing up.

Then, camp in the driveway for the night. That will let you...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 05-18-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,085
Posted By sknight
Can't speak for Georgetown, but I have a Sierra...

Can't speak for Georgetown, but I have a Sierra fifth wheel from Forest River. It's a nice unit, but when it comes to warranty or service work, buyer beware. My dealer had mine 4 of the first 12...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-13-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,472
Posted By sknight
I love these threads, though this one has been...

I love these threads, though this one has been calmer than most.

The axles, it depends. My SRW truck came equipped with the Dana 80, which is the exact same diff as the DRW 3500, 35 spline axles,...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 05-13-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By sknight
Depending on whom you talk to, the secret is in...

Depending on whom you talk to, the secret is in the glass. You've got a fine camera body, but consider spending a little on the lens.

I've got a 24-105L, it's f4, is really sharp and is a great...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 05-13-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 836
Views: 124,279
Posted By sknight
Great shots and excellent clarity!

Great shots and excellent clarity!
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 05-12-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,281
Posted By sknight
All depends on the labor, a shop will be able to...

All depends on the labor, a shop will be able to vacuum the system down, monitor for leaks, and if anything goes wrong then it's on them.
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-11-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,731
Posted By sknight
Gearheads don't care, but their wives tend to get...

Gearheads don't care, but their wives tend to get mouthy about the endless noise of the direct drive flex fans. Plus they tend to suck up a bit of fuel economy. Been there actually.

Clutch fans...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 05-11-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,281
Posted By sknight
Ohh, yeah, that's pretty terminal. Be sure...

Ohh, yeah, that's pretty terminal.

Be sure to clean out the rest of the system!
Forum: Cummins Engines 05-11-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,749
Posted By sknight
Looks a lot like mine, but I can't say that yes,...

Looks a lot like mine, but I can't say that yes, a regular truck pump will work, my luck something will be different.

Something is leaking around there, there's a trail on the front cover just...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-11-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,796
Posted By sknight
Interestingly enough, there's not a lot of RV...

Interestingly enough, there's not a lot of RV camping available in RMNP itself. Scads of tent camping, but no roughing it smoothly to be had, but that's ok, RMNP is a starting point of reference, I'm...
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-10-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,731
Posted By sknight
In my opinion, TBI is the most friendly to work...

In my opinion, TBI is the most friendly to work on system we've ever had. Simple emissions controls, rugged, just easy to manage.

Clutches are fairly easy to assess. Cold, below 75* or so,...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 05-10-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,281
Posted By sknight
At the vent is quite subjective too, the...

At the vent is quite subjective too, the passenger side vents tend to be cooler because they're right there at the evaporator, I've also seen folks close all the vents forcing all the cool air out...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-10-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,796
Posted By sknight
Ok, screw the torpedoes, I'm doing it. I'm...

Ok, screw the torpedoes, I'm doing it.

I'm heading north from Georgia, it's a 150 mile difference for me to go to Wisconsin vs. heading straight across to Mount Rushmore, so I'm going to Wausau,...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 05-09-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,281
Posted By sknight
That's correct, 20-25 degree drop is expected,...

That's correct, 20-25 degree drop is expected, with the system on vent. In other words, a properly operating system will cool outside air 20-25 degrees. But on recirculate you should see about 45*...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 05-06-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,281
Posted By sknight
Refrigerant rules of thumb, R12, you're looking...

Refrigerant rules of thumb, R12, you're looking for a running pressure of 35-40 on the low side, ambient temp plus 100 for the high side. So on an 85* day you're looking for 35-40 low side and...
Forum: Boondocking 05-05-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,124
Posted By sknight
I'm not offended, in fact I'm not bothered at...

I'm not offended, in fact I'm not bothered at all. But personally, if I'm out in the woods, I'm boondocking. If I'm in a Walmart or similar overnight situation, I call that hobo camping.
Forum: Cummins Engines 05-04-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,749
Posted By sknight
Leaks can seal up depending on various things,...

Leaks can seal up depending on various things, heat, pressure, running pressure which affects things such as the water pump differently.

There's not a whole lot coolant wise on the front of your...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-04-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,841
Posted By sknight
While not a MH, I went from a 28' trailer to a...

While not a MH, I went from a 28' trailer to a 38' fifth wheel and have no regrets. Was there a bit of learning curve, yes, but I've had no trouble going where I wanted to go.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-04-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11,081
Views: 1,412,529
Posted By sknight
Interesting, a 12V TV hadn't crossed my mind. If...

Interesting, a 12V TV hadn't crossed my mind. If you don't mind, how much was it and how well does it work? Happen to know how much power it draws?
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-03-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,551
Posted By sknight
I have a dual AC unit Sierra and mine is similar....

I have a dual AC unit Sierra and mine is similar. What I have done is let it blow through the bypass vents on the cover until the room is cool, then I'll close them and the ductwork does the rest.
...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-02-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By sknight
But in the the camping trailer world, for some...

But in the the camping trailer world, for some god forsaken reason, often times black is positive and white is negative. I was shocked when I saw my 5er had conventional for DC red positive and black...
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-02-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,731
Posted By sknight
Yes, depending on design some coolant flows to...

Yes, depending on design some coolant flows to the radiator bypassing the thermostat, but isn't enough to cool the engine or significantly heat the air flowing through the radiator, the bleed hole is...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 05-01-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 42,030
Posted By sknight
Unfortunately I had a falling out with my local...

Unfortunately I had a falling out with my local astronomy club, so I just pick and choose as I can. I'd like to find a nice dark site though, the poor scope has to feel lonely.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-01-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11,081
Views: 1,412,529
Posted By sknight
Today I bought something I've wanted for years, a...

Today I bought something I've wanted for years, a good hammock. Got an Eagles Nest Outfitters Doublenest one, I can't wait to try it out.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-01-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11,081
Views: 1,412,529
Posted By sknight
Lord, I'm going to sound like the weight police. ...

Lord, I'm going to sound like the weight police.

Beware of pulling the drone out in national parks. If I'm not mistaken they're banned at all parks, I know Yellowstone has banned them because a...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 04-30-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 42,030
Posted By sknight
Cool, I've not tried the nova yet. I'm most...

Cool, I've not tried the nova yet. I'm most likely going out west later this year and the scope will be traveling with me. I can't wait to get under some dark skies.
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-30-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,731
Posted By sknight
Fan clutches "coming on" at 195 isn't like...

Fan clutches "coming on" at 195 isn't like flipping a light switch. Until the thermostat opens and allows hot water to flow through the radiator, thus heating the air flowing through the radiator,...
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-29-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,731
Posted By sknight
I'd rather see you get a box of vacuum caps and...

I'd rather see you get a box of vacuum caps and trash that stuff. '86 model emissions controls weren't terribly effective and today probably isn't working well even if it's all connected. You can put...
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-29-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,731
Posted By sknight
The 80's were really good to vacuum hose/line...

The 80's were really good to vacuum hose/line manufacturers. I mean really good.
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-28-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,731
Posted By sknight
Hayden rocks! Not that I can work for them or...

Hayden rocks! Not that I can work for them or anything.
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-27-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,731
Posted By sknight
I did forget to mention, are you sure the gauge...

I did forget to mention, are you sure the gauge is correct?
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-26-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,731
Posted By sknight
First, fans are actually pretty useless above...

First, fans are actually pretty useless above 45mph, the forward motion is actually faster wind than the fans can make.

210* at idle is too warm, I'm suspecting your thermostat isn't fully...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-24-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,564
Posted By sknight
I did, I even asked about modding something to...

I did, I even asked about modding something to gain the clearance and was told it wouldn't work. I'll bet that the actuator can be flipped side to side, you'd just have to flip the shaft and...
Forum: Boondocking 04-24-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,865
Posted By sknight
I've wondered about the various RPM levels...

I've wondered about the various RPM levels myself, I've got a tach that can read off the plug wire, sounds like a project some weekend.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-24-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,564
Posted By sknight
They do, but I have to remove the new airbox that...

They do, but I have to remove the new airbox that was part of the kit as the actuator gets in the way. I'm checking my options now to install one a little downstream. I'd love to put my hands on...
Forum: Boondocking 04-23-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,865
Posted By sknight
Hummmmmmmmm (Blower startup) Bah, bah hummmmmm,...

Hummmmmmmmm (Blower startup) Bah, bah hummmmmm, (Compressor startup) Bah, bah HUMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

88* outside, best I can describe. Mine might have a great hard start cap, it might be because the...
Forum: Boondocking 04-21-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,865
Posted By sknight
In Eco mode they start my 15K without hesitation.

In Eco mode they start my 15K without hesitation.
Forum: Cummins Engines 04-21-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,047
Posted By sknight
First. Call, tell them you're bringing it back...

First. Call, tell them you're bringing it back so that the mechanic can do a thorough nut and bolt check. It shut down for a reason, and the out of fuel excuse holds no water considering that it...
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