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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-13-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By geekyexplore
Why I Love This Forum

Scooter - if you have a link to that shield for sale I'd like to see it, I see a lot of windshields for sale but not for the water heater!

Clifftall - thanks, I actually don't think I have that...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-10-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By geekyexplore
Atwood Water Heater Light with Electric Only On

I have an Atwood water heater (GC10A-4E) and it's been working spottily over the past few years. Recently we're in a park on the water and it's been nearly freezing with high winds from the side the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-20-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,330
Posted By geekyexplore
Looks really great! We also did our own floor...

Looks really great! We also did our own floor installation in our Fleetwood. A little bit of a PITA and the doghouse was challenging, but we're happy with it. We went with allure but I really like...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-19-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By geekyexplore
Instruction for driving a class a

When I started driving I used these videos to get an idea how I should compensate for driving a motorhome vs a truck. Now the dw would like to start driving and i sent her here to watch. The videos...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-20-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,547
Posted By geekyexplore
Not As Limiting as it Might Be

Ljl1976 --

I follow technomadia and they did a lithium conversion for their main batteries and now they are looking to move to an all electric coach. This link is to a post they did a year after...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-20-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,882
Posted By geekyexplore
Understand the Question

I don't know that I understand the question, I saved up and got the tires replaced. If you're driving on them they aren't going to wear evenly if you replace them at different times and if you aren't...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-19-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By geekyexplore
Thinking along the same lines

Scarab0088 -- we were thinking the same thing. We don't want to introduce another material so I'm considering ways to make the doghouse safe to step on and still look nice without being carpeted.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-18-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,882
Posted By geekyexplore
I did a lot of research on tires before I bought...

I did a lot of research on tires before I bought mine. I called around to quite a lot of local dealers, my selection was somewhat limited because I have 22.5". I ended up getting them at the local...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-18-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By geekyexplore
So ya'll are reading my mind. I've put down about...

So ya'll are reading my mind. I've put down about every type of flooring so the environment (level floor and temperature) is more of a concern than the problem of flooring around the dog house.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-16-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By geekyexplore
Pics of Floor

Ernie,

Thanks for taking a look at this, we're not getting any great ideas on it right now.

I hope these are easy enough to see what we're trying to do. There is a picture of the blanket that...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-13-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By geekyexplore
Flooring the front of a gas puller

I've done some research and I'm not finding any great information. Hopefully some of you folks have done this or have thought about it.

We're replacing the flooring in our Pace Arrow, this isn't...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-27-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,233
Posted By geekyexplore
Thanks all. About 95% of our correspondence is...

Thanks all. About 95% of our correspondence is now online, but we have a few items like physical credit cards, W2's & a 401k statement that we can't force to be digital. The downside to MBE/UPS Store...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-25-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,233
Posted By geekyexplore
Oregon Mail Forwarding Recommendations?

The last time we hit the road, we were Georgia residents & had our mail forwarded from a Mailboxes Etc. Now we are Oregon residents and plan to be on the road a little longer (hopefully!). We plan to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-24-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,463
Posted By geekyexplore
We have an entire playlist of music that we...

We have an entire playlist of music that we either 1. Play when we are on the road, or 2. Play when we want to be on the road.

The Playlist | Geeky Explorers (http://geekyexplorers.com/playlist/)...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-10-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,899
Posted By geekyexplore
Great question - we had the worst time with...

Great question - we had the worst time with cotton drying (and we traveled during the winter so hanging outside was usually out of the question) We are looking into the bamboo/cotton towels that...
Forum: Just Conversation 05-21-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 16,555
Posted By geekyexplore
I was in the military for 6 years and served...

I was in the military for 6 years and served overseas in a combat zone. I have a problem with jack - booted officers taking liberty with their badges and I'll be the first to remind them that I don't...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-14-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By geekyexplore
Gave a Shout Out to irv2 in an interview!

We were interviewed for campingroadtrip.com and I recommended the use of this forum in the interview.

We've found it to be very informative & helpful so thanks everyone!

Two geeks and a unique...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-17-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By geekyexplore
Right now we are doing exactly this & it's worked...

Right now we are doing exactly this & it's worked well. While they don't sort like other mail forwarding services, we can call & get our mail forwarded with no issues.

At our UPS store, it was...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-17-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By geekyexplore
Samantha is doing amazing - thanks for asking....

Samantha is doing amazing - thanks for asking. For just having a bi-lateral hip surgery, she is walking so well. We aren't running into any issues with her eating or anything so whew! We thought we...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-15-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By geekyexplore
We will be in the area (actually we've been here...

We will be in the area (actually we've been here for 2 weeks already) but our pup just had hip surgery so we won't be able to travel anywhere far from our RV to visit for the next month. We're...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-21-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,876
Posted By geekyexplore
A few of the apps we have used are: Oh,...

A few of the apps we have used are:

Oh, Ranger - an app that provides information of nearby parks
Rest Area - an app that lets you know where the rest areas are - essential for our trip planning!...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-18-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,949
Posted By geekyexplore
Thanks for the thread, as usual I should have...

Thanks for the thread, as usual I should have read this BEFORE I went and bought my compressor. Got a smaller Campbell Hausfeld that claimed it would do 110 psi and could only do 85. I'm returning it...
Forum: New Member Check-In 11-09-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By geekyexplore
Congrats on fulltiming! We started fulltiming...

Congrats on fulltiming! We started fulltiming 11/2/11 and we will finally hit the road this friday, on 11/11/11! We have a quick detour up north as far as Memphis, then we will be headed south again.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-09-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,524
Posted By geekyexplore
I had no idea this kind of thing even existed -...

I had no idea this kind of thing even existed - thanks! I will pass this on to Keith to review. :)
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-09-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,524
Posted By geekyexplore
RV Winter Skirting

Has anyone made their own winter RV skirting? If so, what material did you use? We are looking for something that doesn't take up much room, and isn't super heavy. Any tips?

While we don't plan on...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-06-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By geekyexplore
Awesome to hear you had a good experience. We...

Awesome to hear you had a good experience. We just purchased our fulltimers insurance through them, and transferred our toad as well. Hope the repairs happen quickly for you!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-06-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 81,757
Posted By geekyexplore
We call our RV 'Crush' - mostly because of...

We call our RV 'Crush' - mostly because of Finding Nemo. Keith is a tad bit like Dory, I am a tad bit like Marlin & Crush is the large sea turtle that helped them find their path. :)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-31-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,404
Posted By geekyexplore
We purchased a 2004 Pace Arrow in February and...

We purchased a 2004 Pace Arrow in February and will be fulltiming in it - in two days! The brake work was done (and thanks for the info on the other recalls - we will look into those). We've had a...
Forum: New Member Check-In 10-31-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By geekyexplore
Oh yes. the downtown location preferably. I did...

Oh yes. the downtown location preferably. I did find that fairport hots did a pretty good substitution... Oh, I forgot to mention we miss Abbotts (and Rohrbachs, and fish frys and....). :)

Hope...
Forum: Full-Timers 10-31-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,371
Posted By geekyexplore
Barb - I do. We actually came across the original...

Barb - I do. We actually came across the original paperwork, which gave us sticker shock. That being said, for what they cover, we might also plunk down a similar amount because of the coverage & the...
Forum: Full-Timers 10-30-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,371
Posted By geekyexplore
We have always been skeptical of warranties but...

We have always been skeptical of warranties but when we bought our RV used from a private party, they provided transfer warranty paperwork. It's been the best $50 we have ever spent.

I am sure a...
Forum: New Member Check-In 10-30-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By geekyexplore
Very nice looking rig - congrats! (from former...

Very nice looking rig - congrats! (from former upstate NYers that seriously miss Wegmans, garbage plates, Pontillos & Zweigles -- but not the snow!)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-24-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By geekyexplore
We also bought the Corelle dishes and they have...

We also bought the Corelle dishes and they have worked really well. We really aren't big fans of anything plastic, so we will be bringing our glassware as well. We have survived a few trips with no...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-11-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,996
Posted By geekyexplore
Right on About the Weight

We bought a 2004 Pace Arrow 37C in Feb and are so far very happy with it - ljr869 is right on the money though ours is the W22 chassis and only had 777 lbs of CCC when we bought it. We've put it on a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-29-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By geekyexplore
Fleetwood Adores Meat Products!

I do software quality assurance for a living, so I am always amused and/or frightened what makes it out the door in companies. While I have seen much worse be put out into production, this actually...
Forum: New Member Check-In 08-21-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By geekyexplore
Welcome! We are also owners of a new-to-us Pace...

Welcome! We are also owners of a new-to-us Pace Arrow and we plan on fulltiming in just a few months. We also will be traveling with a dog & 3 cats :)
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-21-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,268
Posted By geekyexplore
Hearing all of these stories makes me think even...

Hearing all of these stories makes me think even more we are doing the right thing, even if it's not necessary career smart. We don't want to wait until retirement to do a lot of things like...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-21-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,745
Posted By geekyexplore
We will be fulltiming soon - I am 37 & Keith is...

We will be fulltiming soon - I am 37 & Keith is 43. Wow - we don't feel that age. ;) This is our first RV but we were tent campers before & both of our families dabbled in RVing when we were younger.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-21-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 18,250
Posted By geekyexplore
We will be traveling full time with our 65 pound...

We will be traveling full time with our 65 pound German Shepherd Rescue Dog Samantha. (and 3 cats). Yes, we are a bit nutty! I can see the allure of smaller dogs given the space in the RV - it's...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-10-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By geekyexplore
well that's not very promising news... We had...

well that's not very promising news... We had figured an older coach with slides would give us challenges, but they make SUCH a difference in living space. Guess we will take it into a shop & see how...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-07-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By geekyexplore
Slide Concerns

We got such great feedback from this site about our AC & gas challenges, that we wanted to ask one more question before heading into the shop about our slides. We have a Fleetwood Gas Class A with...
Forum: New Member Check-In 07-24-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By geekyexplore
Yay for internet guys & fellow geeks on the road!...

Yay for internet guys & fellow geeks on the road! We are in IT & plan on fulltiming 12/1. We are now in the getting rid of everything phase. Keith can give his notice out of his contract 11/1 & we...
Forum: New Member Check-In 07-24-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By geekyexplore
Welcome to the site! We bought a used Class...

Welcome to the site!

We bought a used Class A & will be moving in FT in December - we also have animals and have to work but think the flexibility of an RV will be beneficial for contracts. One...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-24-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 47,824
Posted By geekyexplore
Thanks for the continuing input & feedback - so...

Thanks for the continuing input & feedback - so nice to hear that we aren't the only ones struggling, and what is being done to help beat the heat!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-15-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 47,824
Posted By geekyexplore
Thanks for more input! We were debating on a...

Thanks for more input!

We were debating on a dehumidifier - that probably does help take a lot of the stickiness out of the air.

We have the ability to get into cool air via or a store or...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-14-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 47,824
Posted By geekyexplore
Thanks for all the replies. We did seek out...

Thanks for all the replies.

We did seek out shade in our spots - one was partial shade and one was in complete shade to try & help out with the heat.
Our rig is mostly white, so that should also...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-14-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 47,824
Posted By geekyexplore
RV's that keep cool in the (really hot) heat?

Hey all,

So another thing we learned in our shakedown trip before we FT, is that our 2 AC units (one of them brand spanking new) couldn't really manage to keep up in the Southern heat. It ended up...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-12-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,111
Posted By geekyexplore
Thanks all for your input! Did not realize that...

Thanks all for your input! Did not realize that Flying J had RV specific lanes. Perfect! And paz, right after I typed this, we started looking at the exit we took and from google maps, saw that...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-11-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,111
Posted By geekyexplore
Gas Class A's with Tows - where do you gas up?

We are still currently on our two week shake down trip that was supposed to end yesterday, sidelined by a generator that decided to get cranky in the crazy summer heat. Can't run without AC with our...
Forum: New Member Check-In 05-28-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By geekyexplore
Welcome - everyone here is very friendly & has...

Welcome - everyone here is very friendly & has great advice!
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