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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-15-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,743
Posted By bldrbob
just figured out a new test. Take one sheet and...

just figured out a new test. Take one sheet and wipe. If your finger goes thru it is thin enough to not plug the tank.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-14-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,743
Posted By bldrbob
The chemicals used in the tanks probably do more...

The chemicals used in the tanks probably do more harm than toilet paper.I also do not see how putting the paper in the trash is better than putting it in the septic system designed for it. Just my...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-11-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,187
Posted By bldrbob
installing a valve that would eliminate future...

installing a valve that would eliminate future oil changes would not be too beneficial for their business would it.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-07-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By bldrbob
I was getting odors when driving.Started putting...

I was getting odors when driving.Started putting a ziplock bag filled with water on the shower drain and solved the problem.When traveling the shower drain trap is loosing the water allowing fumes to...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-07-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By bldrbob
I also had good results with Suncoast.

I also had good results with Suncoast.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-07-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,000
Posted By bldrbob
My towbar disconnected and I was parked on the...

My towbar disconnected and I was parked on the shoulder. A tractor trailer swerved while passing and took out my mirror.Not saying it was on purpous but I was well over on the shoulder.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-06-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By bldrbob
I used Lazydays in Seffron couple times with good...

I used Lazydays in Seffron couple times with good luck. Last time we made the mistake of going to Campers world in Summerfield.Their resident "windshield expert" said I needed fiberglass work in the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-14-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 22,551
Posted By bldrbob
Once had a health inspector checking an...

Once had a health inspector checking an installation tell me that once the water travels twenty feet thru gravel it is safe to drink. I told him he could have my glass full.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-11-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By bldrbob
I would get a leveling material and feather it...

I would get a leveling material and feather it out .A 1/4 inch taper over a foot will not be obvious .I did not remove the seats,just fitted up to the base.Only shows if I lay on the floor.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-11-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,282
Posted By bldrbob
My jumpers are made of welding cable . I don"t...

My jumpers are made of welding cable . I don"t think there is much voltage drop in a foot long jumper.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-27-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By bldrbob
At a show we looked at a class A that had all the...

At a show we looked at a class A that had all the bells and whistles including french doors to a sitting area.We asked about dual pane windows and were told they weighed too much.The unit could only...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-27-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,670
Posted By bldrbob
I have a clear section to prevent surprises and...

I have a clear section to prevent surprises and open the grey for a short blast to make sure everything is connected tight before pulling the black.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-27-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,745
Posted By bldrbob
Just realized when I run both ACs on the genny...

Just realized when I run both ACs on the genny they are sharing the neutral which is true when plugged in but the difference is the genny legs are in sinc while shore power they are opposite...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-19-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By bldrbob
Just make sure there are no wires or pipes behind...

Just make sure there are no wires or pipes behind the existing paneling before nailing.Luquid nails may be safer.Just make sure surface is sound and clean.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-19-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By bldrbob
I lift the bed, spray simple green over...

I lift the bed, spray simple green over everything and let it soak a while . Then bring my pressure washer up from below and clean being carefull not to get too much bounceback.Then drop bed and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-10-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,600
Posted By bldrbob
No problem as long as it comes back clean.Watched...

No problem as long as it comes back clean.Watched someone dump once without a hose and directed the flow with his feet.Would rather let him use my hose than deal with dumping after him.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-02-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By bldrbob
A plywood box the size of the mattress that you...

A plywood box the size of the mattress that you would slide the panels into.Not sure if you have access to slide them in.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-02-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By bldrbob
Are birds in the garage like bats in my bellfree?

Are birds in the garage like bats in my bellfree?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-02-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By bldrbob
I had the same problem and went back to the...

I had the same problem and went back to the dealer. In the walkthru they forgot to tell us to turn the center knob(squirt button) to run the wipers.Before going back I stuck a toothpick to keep the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-02-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,574
Posted By bldrbob
Winniman how can you say most rvs have dogs?When...

Winniman how can you say most rvs have dogs?When we were looking everything was pet and smoker free.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-01-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By bldrbob
Had a bird start a nest in my exhaust.Cut flaps...

Had a bird start a nest in my exhaust.Cut flaps into a tuna can and slipped it into the pipe.The flaps go outside to keep the can from going in too far.
Forum: Just Conversation 05-30-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,964
Posted By bldrbob
So now that I read all the posts I wonder why I...

So now that I read all the posts I wonder why I wasted my time.Know that I mean?
Forum: Just Conversation 05-30-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,608
Posted By bldrbob
I get a lot of calls to lower my mortgage rate.I...

I get a lot of calls to lower my mortgage rate.I tell them I have a $200000 mortgage at 9%. Then I tell them my doublewide is worth $90000 what can you do for me?CLICK
One of my previous customers...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-28-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,138
Posted By bldrbob
Any electrical information you get will be 100%...

Any electrical information you get will be 100% accurate.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-28-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By bldrbob
With a digital camera or phone never disconnect...

With a digital camera or phone never disconnect wires without taking pictures.Makes it easier to make it look like it did before disconnecting.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-28-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,421
Posted By bldrbob
I do what Tonymac does but I have a clear...

I do what Tonymac does but I have a clear extension so I can see what is happening in the pipe.Don't want a surprise when I open the valve.I don't have the valve ,just a cap with the hose connection...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-27-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By bldrbob
Tried it this morning but had trouble pointing my...

Tried it this morning but had trouble pointing my digital watch to the sun.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-25-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By bldrbob
Instead of tapping on the side I would run a new...

Instead of tapping on the side I would run a new drain into the top of the tank. According to the drawing the drain goes under the floor so the new tub drain should fit and not affect the capacity of...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-25-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,568
Posted By bldrbob
That jumper you want to remove suggest to me that...

That jumper you want to remove suggest to me that the generator legs are in the same phase so it will not produce 220.Both legs produce 110 to neutral on the same phase so you will not get 220 from...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-25-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,568
Posted By bldrbob
I am not an electrician but when I read some of...

I am not an electrician but when I read some of these posts I hope noone listens.If you don't know what you are talking about don't give advice that may kill someone.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-10-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,327
Posted By bldrbob
Brite lites would have been better than the...

Brite lites would have been better than the smoldering fire all day used to burn his trash.The shades don't do much to black smoke.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-06-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By bldrbob
I got stuck in mud when it had rained a few days...

I got stuck in mud when it had rained a few days while parked.When the tow truck finished hooking up I showed him that the cable would remove my generator exhaust so he should hook up on the other...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-06-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By bldrbob
Make the ramp wide enough for you and have the...

Make the ramp wide enough for you and have the dog train you to use it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-04-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By bldrbob
Person that towed me did not know what he was...

Person that towed me did not know what he was doing and left the yoke in place instead of disconnecting the U joint.The vibration caused eight thousand dollars in damage.He took me to a walmart cause...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-04-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,817
Posted By bldrbob
I made a hole in the wetbay and installed a six...

I made a hole in the wetbay and installed a six inch pipe across the motorhome.I hung it to the storage wall with a couple angle brackets.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-04-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By bldrbob
One of my jacks would not go up. The solenoid...

One of my jacks would not go up. The solenoid coil had failed. I switched the defective coil and the jack went up.Powergear wanted to sell me a complete solenoid For a couple hundred dollars. I found...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-29-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,701
Posted By bldrbob
The only time we felt uneasy was when we pulled...

The only time we felt uneasy was when we pulled into a questionable campground. We pulled out and went to a local wallyworld.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-26-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,605
Posted By bldrbob
Be carefui with ozone generators. Ozone will...

Be carefui with ozone generators. Ozone will destroy any plastic or foam like the refer gaskets and carpet foam.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-07-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,858
Posted By bldrbob
I bought a camper that the previous owner had...

I bought a camper that the previous owner had installed a valve on the water heater drain .Galvanic corrosion ate a few pinholes in the tank.I had the tank repaired and used pvc fittings instead of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-07-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By bldrbob
They make left hand drill bits if you can find...

They make left hand drill bits if you can find one.They try to back the screw out as they drill.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-06-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By bldrbob
I think the buyer would get a temporary florida...

I think the buyer would get a temporary florida registration to get it to washington.We bought thru a dealer but the rv was from maryland and we were from new hampshire so we got a fl temp and drove...
Forum: Just Conversation 04-04-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,480
Posted By bldrbob
Now I an get that 34 foot 5th wheel and pull it...

Now I an get that 34 foot 5th wheel and pull it with my smart car.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-30-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,195
Posted By bldrbob
Was in one park where they broke the water...

Was in one park where they broke the water pulling out.When stopped and told they had to pay for the repair they started to leave.The owner explained that his buddy the sheriff would probably stop...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-28-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,086
Posted By bldrbob
I guess you are right that I should not drip...

I guess you are right that I should not drip water as you roar by me with a modified exhaust damaging my hearing.I had a condo near a beach and could not leave a window open in the summer.How many...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-28-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By bldrbob
In my National Tradewinds the microwave and tv...

In my National Tradewinds the microwave and tv are fed thru the inverter and there are two breakers on the inverter.A gfi will not reset if there is no power to it .Check the breakers on the inverter...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-28-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By bldrbob
I replaced my topper by myself.It slides forward...

I replaced my topper by myself.It slides forward in the track after removing a couple screws anchoring it.I used a small c clamp to fasten a line to the material and ran it back over tne slideout. I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-27-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10,024
Views: 1,216,672
Posted By bldrbob
If you happen to go up into the mountains you may...

If you happen to go up into the mountains you may want to let some air out.Just a suggestion from my experience.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-27-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,086
Posted By bldrbob
How close are you tailgating that the trickle of...

How close are you tailgating that the trickle of water will cause a problem?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-11-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,292
Posted By bldrbob
Someone mentioned with a tt or 5th wheel you only...

Someone mentioned with a tt or 5th wheel you only have one engine.Last fall we pulled into a rest area and parked next to a large 5th wheel with his hood open.One of his injector tubes had broken and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-24-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By bldrbob
I move my floors to Florida in September and back...

I move my floors to Florida in September and back north in May.
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