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Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-21-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,475
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
In case you didn't realize, a lot of these RV...

In case you didn't realize, a lot of these RV keys are universal. Borrowed a neighbor's key at a rally to get in once. Another time, I bought compartment key from locksmith, no cutting required,...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 05-12-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,965
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Reading this thread, I can't help but wonder just...

Reading this thread, I can't help but wonder just how far off we are from self driving cars. That is an endeavor that is much more difficult than plotting a route from A to B that is safe and...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-03-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,382
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Fatigue

My take on this failure is as follows.
1. Toads put different loads on a hitch than a trailer. Much higher lateral forces. Looking at the entire assembly, the toad lateral force has additional...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-03-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,452
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Tiffin

We bought a new 2018 Phaeton. We took it on an extended trip, with the intention of going back to red bay while still under wty to get things tidied up. Had no major issues, and all minor issues...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,205
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
All electric

At the core of our all electric / non propane coach is AH system. Love it. We travel extensively all winter and I do not miss the frequent, sometimes weekly propane fills. Much safer without a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-11-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 12,327
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Yes, illegal in most states without it.

Yes, illegal in most states without it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-07-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Thanks for the replies. I see wade's website...

Thanks for the replies. I see wade's website shows just what i want. I have sent them an inquiry.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-02-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Perforated vinyl window film

I have seen a couple of high end coaches that have had the windows covered with perforated vinyl film so the graphics on the mh go right over the window, yet you can still see out. Anyone done this?...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-25-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,877
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
If you do something like this, give some thought...

If you do something like this, give some thought as to a fail-safe reminder to shut off and disconnect. You really don't want to overfill the black tank. I use the spray to add clean water to the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-25-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,773
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
RVGarage

I built a preengineered building that is 40x80. 16 ft sidewall height and two 14x14 oh doors. The front 60 of length is insulated and heated, the back 20 ft is cold storage. I can't believe these...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-30-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,606
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
We travelled from Vt to Memphis to pick up our...

We travelled from Vt to Memphis to pick up our new Phaeton. We rigged up the toad ahead of time (6 cyl Terrain) , added a trailer hitch to the toad. We rented a small uhaul box trailer and loaded...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-30-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,744
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
We bought a 2018 Phaeton. While there are...

We bought a 2018 Phaeton. While there are differences between the bus and the phaeton, the gap has narrowed. This thread mentions features like aqua hot, all electric, bigger wheels, heated floors,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-10-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,882
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Matches my experience to a T. I am convinced...

Matches my experience to a T. I am convinced both CWP and gun ownership are on Canada customs computer by name. If illegal for US govt to retain info, why give info to Canada?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-09-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,882
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Never lived in FL. VT resident past 10 yrs,...

Never lived in FL. VT resident past 10 yrs, within 2 miles of border. No CWP in Vt. So when agent asked me if I ever lived in FL, followed by why the CWP? Pretty much means they know, it's on...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-06-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,882
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Canadians now have the U.S. listing of firearms...

Canadians now have the U.S. listing of firearms purchases and concealed carry lisence lists available on their computer. They know and will act accordingly if you fall in either category. I get the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-23-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 69,713
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
12 volt

I have been towing a 2013 Terrain with RVI2 brake system. 6 cyl, so no issues with wobble, I pull the fuse as in original manual instructions and plug into the 12 volt socket in the back of the car....
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-21-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,309
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
If you plan to use your mh anywhere, after Nov 1,...

If you plan to use your mh anywhere, after Nov 1, get the heated floors. That smooth tile floor in proximity to the chilly basement is cold.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-06-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Yep, RVI. Great customer service too.

Yep, RVI. Great customer service too.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-06-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
If you are using these extension hoses on a...

If you are using these extension hoses on a "hubcap" type of wheel cover, consider what will happen if the hubcap pops off, as they are want to do. Ask me how I know. Also, the view has a plastic...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-29-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,095
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Yes, special tax applies to all purchases, but...

Yes, special tax applies to all purchases, but Davis took care of it. My net price did not go up. Ask them. I did the registration and state tax directly with VT myself. So was VT DMV. They...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-11-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,274
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
You need to have the batteries looked at. The 14...

You need to have the batteries looked at. The 14 volt reading while getting charged is the voltage of the charging system output, not the battery. If you disconnect shore power and leave generator...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-11-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,095
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
You might want to take the time to prep your toad...

You might want to take the time to prep your toad while you are waiting for the build. Most of the work is on the toad. Buy all the set up plate and wiring, tow bar etc. Practice towing it behind...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-11-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,692
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
We were on an extended trip this winter and used...

We were on an extended trip this winter and used the in dash nav unit many times. I learned to never trust the directions and followed the route on our phone. On many occaisions the dash unit was...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-21-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,468
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
We have one that should have been named Magellan....

We have one that should have been named Magellan. Ours have no access to the bedroom , ever. In addition to the slide hole problem, you might want to consider blocking the space above the brake...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-26-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,057
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
I have a full width slide. It limits the height...

I have a full width slide. It limits the height of what can be stored, as you pull it through, your stored items have to pass under the rails in the middle. I wonder if the slide could be cut, so...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-23-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Had both. Separate units work faster, do a...

Had both. Separate units work faster, do a better job of drying and seem to handle slightly larger loads. You can have both the washer and dryer going at the same time. If you can give up the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-23-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,245
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Sure you can run the aqua hot to keep the coach...

Sure you can run the aqua hot to keep the coach warm in freezing temps. It will burn a fair bit of fuel if really cold. If it fails to run, your coach will freeze up. You will most certainly want...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-23-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,899
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Test run?

You don't talk about your own RV experience. You might want to rent one for a test run and try it out with your kids and pets. There are sacrifices involved in the RV lifestyle that might seem...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-08-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,202
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Update 6 cyl Terrain

As an update, we have been making our way to the southwest and have been towing the Terrain along the way. Setup with a fuse switch, so procedure is a snap. No problems towing, unless you consider...
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 01-08-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Custom Phaeton :: 2018 Tiffin Phaeton

2018 Tiffin Phaeton (2017-09-13 00:53:42)
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-24-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,786
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Engine heat was a problem in mine. Helped some...

Engine heat was a problem in mine. Helped some when I followed another thread and added insulation and a better seal. The 300 Cummins is not IMHO the most reliable engine. No air brakes, but...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-13-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
I did not order it on the Phaeton. Reviews and...

I did not order it on the Phaeton. Reviews and experience with my Acura convinced me to save the money.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-12-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Mobile eye is a standard option on the Phaeton...

Mobile eye is a standard option on the Phaeton too.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-04-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,764
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Ouch. How many filers do you suppose would use...

Ouch. How many filers do you suppose would use the standard deduction if it doubles, ie $24k for a married couple?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-03-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,764
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
I don't understand this comment that there is no...

I don't understand this comment that there is no tax relief here. If referring to the increase in the standard deduction, I and 80 % of Americans who don't itemize will see substantial tax relief.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-02-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,764
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
You might be able to conclude the purchase in Dec...

You might be able to conclude the purchase in Dec even though the coach is still in process. Get the c of o, they should already have the vin, pay them the balance, get it registered and insured. ...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-29-2017, 03:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,202
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Thanks, I am aware of the fuse thing. I wired a...

Thanks, I am aware of the fuse thing. I wired a switch set up and now I plan to retest the battery drain situation to make sure the switch works as it should. There is nothing obvious to me that...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-27-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
You will need to heat the coach if there are...

You will need to heat the coach if there are temps below about 30 degrees. You need power hooked up to maintain the systems to keep the coach heated . You could do a half measure like I do when I...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-27-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,202
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Terrain toad

So I am just now setting up my Terrain to tow. 6 cyl, 2013. I wanted to see how well the battery held up when the car was set up to tow. Not hooked up, just parked, in N, key on accy, radio etc...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-27-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
My Terrain, 2013, has 35 psi for tire pressure.

My Terrain, 2013, has 35 psi for tire pressure.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-27-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 214,551
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Pre-engineered metal building

40x80x16 6 on 12 slope 14 x 14 doors
My shop has sufficient space for all I want to get under cover. There is a 3 ft overhang above the doors (gable end so no snow slide there). It is heated...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-24-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 69,713
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
So, reading this thread, a couple of questions...

So, reading this thread, a couple of questions seem obvious. Has anyone experienced the wobble problem with the fuse in place and a battery that is charged? Has anyone done the bungee chord thing...
Forum: Truck Conversions 09-08-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 49,517
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Mercedes reccomends no flush needed, but run the...

Mercedes reccomends no flush needed, but run the def fluid down before filling. Easy enough.
Forum: Boondocking 09-05-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,334
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Have you checked with the Burke Mtn folks? Not...

Have you checked with the Burke Mtn folks? Not much around there (within biking distance) that isn't associated with the mountain.
Forum: Truck Conversions 07-03-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 49,517
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
We have the H model, with a pull out bed. ...

We have the H model, with a pull out bed. Mattress is not great, though it is usable. We added a 2 inch memory foam topper. You would need something as it is hard in places where the frame is. ...
Forum: Truck Conversions 07-03-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 49,517
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
One last post, I promise. Anyone know how long...

One last post, I promise. Anyone know how long the Def fluid tank should go without flushing?
Forum: Truck Conversions 07-03-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 49,517
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Sorry for all the posts, just getting caught up. ...

Sorry for all the posts, just getting caught up. I too had the AC mounts break. Got a kit for some new mounts and a new fan which broke when the mounts broke. In the kit was a hat section seat...
Forum: Truck Conversions 07-03-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 49,517
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Batteries

I swapped out the original battery charger for a good 4 stage charger/inverter. I keep the coach plugged in when not in use. This keeps the batteries nicely charged and also does double duty as an...
Forum: Truck Conversions 07-03-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 49,517
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Door strut

My 2015 Villagio coach door strut broke the stud mounted at the threshold. I couldn't see a practical way of extracting the broken piece, so I went about replacing it with a surface mount stud. ...
Forum: Truck Conversions 08-11-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 49,517
Posted By Grn_Mtn_Boy
Water valve issue sounds strange. Only time...

Water valve issue sounds strange. Only time water dumps on the ground from mine is when it is full. Valve turns easily enough, a little harder to turn if there is pressure on it from the hose. ...
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