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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion Today, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,299
Posted By MtCamper
Difficult to define "nice". From my perspective...

Difficult to define "nice". From my perspective most buyers look at the glam and glitz. The more the of that the nicer the unit. Lots of new tech and doo-dads. After 25+ RVs we went with a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Yesterday, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 863
Posted By MtCamper
Camping in Glacier, we've had many moose come...

Camping in Glacier, we've had many moose come thru camp and have been able to observe sheep, goats and bear from the comfort of our lounge chair. The most exciting encounter came one winter when we...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-18-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By MtCamper
Yuma Foothills State Trust land closed to camping

Many of you have boondocked on the Az State Trust land located on the east side of the Yuma Foothills. As of Oct 2019, that area is closed to camping. Violations are enforced by the Sheriffs...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-16-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By MtCamper
How cold does it get where you are at? If...

How cold does it get where you are at? If daytime highs are always above freezing and lows are 20 or so you should be fine. If you don't get hard freezes you should be fine just blowing out the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-15-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,147
Posted By MtCamper
Let's address your original question. RV wiring...

Let's address your original question. RV wiring is not the same as your house. The outlets are designed differently. The wire is hooked to the outlet in such a way that heat build up is more...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-04-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By MtCamper
Take a look at dealers lots. Most have slide out...

Take a look at dealers lots. Most have slide out and are not leveled nor do they have stabilizers out. Don't put slide out if you are way out of level, but I'll put ours out when at rest stops as...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-29-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,850
Posted By MtCamper
We have an Arctic Fox 27-5. We don't full time...

We have an Arctic Fox 27-5. We don't full time but do live in it for several months at a time. It came with the usual front jacks and electric rear stabilizers. I added stabilizer arms to both...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-27-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By MtCamper
If you want to keep that truck, I'd consider a...

If you want to keep that truck, I'd consider a different rear end ratio. I towed our 20FQ with a 2003 GMC Duramax. No problems.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-26-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,886
Posted By MtCamper
We've gone as far as 600 miles but not happy...

We've gone as far as 600 miles but not happy campers if we do. If we go that far, we're usually trying to outrun weather. Normally we are DrPepper travelers. Leave by the crack of 10, stop by 2...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-23-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By MtCamper
What they said and an FYI. The 3/4 ton trucks of...

What they said and an FYI. The 3/4 ton trucks of today are a lot like the 1/2 of days gone by. The one tons are more like the old 3/4s. Ride between 3/4 and 1 is about a wash and the toners get...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-22-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By MtCamper
Wow. Bet he got a real good deal. Check again...

Wow. Bet he got a real good deal. Check again and see if you are reading the code right. 12 years is really hard to believe. FWIW I run Sailuns G rated tires from simple tire. Very happy thus...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-22-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,051
Posted By MtCamper
To get back to the OP, I'm very happy with...

To get back to the OP, I'm very happy with Sailuns from simple tire. I converted to metal valve stems because I also added TPMS. I also checked to be sure my wheel would hold the max psi of the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-22-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By MtCamper
We don't use our on board water for anything...

We don't use our on board water for anything other than cleaning, flushing and showers. We cook and drink bottled water. We went to this method years ago when we got to places that have really...
Forum: Boondocking 09-20-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,776
Posted By MtCamper
I've had the privilege to be born into a RV...

I've had the privilege to be born into a RV family in NW Montana and have camped and boondocked all over the state for over 66 years. I worry way more about the 2 legged critters than the 4 leg...
Forum: Full-Timers 09-20-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,349
Posted By MtCamper
We've picked Yuma for our winter home. Size...

We've picked Yuma for our winter home. Size isn't as intimidating as Phoenix or Tucson but it still has most everything we need. There are lots of options from 14 day state and BLM to LTVA to...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 09-19-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By MtCamper
My winterization method for the last three years...

My winterization method for the last three years has been to winter in Yuma. Prior to that I wintered in NW Montana. Pink stuff was mandatory. I'd use air if winter got above freezing most days...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 09-16-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By MtCamper
I don't trust just blowing the water out. It's...

I don't trust just blowing the water out. It's really easy to put the pink stuff in your AF. Your pump is under the closet at the entry. Take out the screws to access. There is a short hose and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-16-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By MtCamper
Google Best Furniture and find a dealer near you....

Google Best Furniture and find a dealer near you. They make a compact size and seem to us to be a better value than most on the market.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-13-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By MtCamper
Drop your ceiling AC cover and see if the small...

Drop your ceiling AC cover and see if the small divider between the intake and exhaust has gotten dislodged. Use aluminum duct tape to keep it in place. I would also drop the ceiling vents and see...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-12-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By MtCamper
You won't need a WD hitch. But you might want...

You won't need a WD hitch. But you might want one. I used a Blue Ox on our little 20' ORV towing with a 3500 and found it made the road heaves smoother and had built in sway control. My end of the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-12-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By MtCamper
I bought a new B&W base when I got the new truck...

I bought a new B&W base when I got the new truck and just transferred my Companion to the new base. I run a short box with no sliders. That way for four 5ers and never a problem.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-12-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,403
Posted By MtCamper
My AF 27-5 didn't come with auto level. We were...

My AF 27-5 didn't come with auto level. We were unhappy with all the bounce we got in the trailer when parked so I added stabilizers to both front and rear jacks. Still seemed too bouncy. I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-09-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By MtCamper
We ordered the "upgrade" seating for our 5er and...

We ordered the "upgrade" seating for our 5er and found it to be uncomfortable for us after about 30 minutes. We ended up with a pair of recliners from Best manufacturing. Very reasonable prices,...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-24-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By MtCamper
303 is good stuff for tires and everything else...

303 is good stuff for tires and everything else vinyl or rubber. If yours is a fabric awning, I'm not sure how effective it would be. 303 blocks UV from causing breakdown. It works really good on...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-24-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By MtCamper
Remove the inside A/C cover. There is a baffle...

Remove the inside A/C cover. There is a baffle that should be between the intake and exhaust side. If it is loose or not there, the A/C just keeps recirculating itself. Also if you are ducted,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-22-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By MtCamper
If your gray tank isn't draining properly take a...

If your gray tank isn't draining properly take a look at your roof vent. Your air admittance valve should only vent the sink drain. Both your gray and black tanks should have a roof vent.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-22-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By MtCamper
We converted ours to disc and couldn't be more...

We converted ours to disc and couldn't be more impressed. We used the system sold and installed by Performance Trailer Brakes. Spendy but less than the deductible on both the TV and RV. I've never...
Forum: Full-Timers 08-16-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By MtCamper
We solved the problem by towing a Jeep behind our...

We solved the problem by towing a Jeep behind our fifth wheel. It takes a fair amount of time and money to get it all set up correctly and legally. We only tow in those states where it it legal. ...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-13-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By MtCamper
Hi Sam, I'd recommend you find and purchase your...

Hi Sam, I'd recommend you find and purchase your TV first. Your camper choice will be limited by your TV. You aren't just looking at a place to stay, you are looking at a lifestyle. It may not be...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-06-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By MtCamper
Rick, The advise so far has been spot on. ...

Rick, The advise so far has been spot on. Minimum truck is a diesel one ton. I'm a fan of short box SRW, but if you think DRW long box is the best, I won't tell you you are wrong. For us, we...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-06-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By MtCamper
We've owned over 25 RVs in our 47+ years of...

We've owned over 25 RVs in our 47+ years of marriage. Prior to that I started camping with my parents going thru 5 different TTs beginning in the 50s. I can tell you for fact that there is no...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-06-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By MtCamper
If I understand correctly, you plan to use 12"...

If I understand correctly, you plan to use 12" deep cabinets for your credenza but they will be placed on the floor. Right? If that's the case, just use a stud finder to locate the studs. Mine...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 08-03-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By MtCamper
You are going to love your 27-5. Great balance...

You are going to love your 27-5. Great balance between too big and too small. We had the same problem with the mud flap on our ORV TT. Fixed it with an extra screw. That was just enough to warp...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-03-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By MtCamper
OK. Here we go again. You'll get a lot of...

OK. Here we go again. You'll get a lot of opinions on this one.

First: Check your hitch. Make sure it is frame mounted and strong enough to tow your weight. If in doubt have a hitch...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-03-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By MtCamper
I've used the Y connector at the tank for years...

I've used the Y connector at the tank for years along with a 12' hose to connect my appliances with their own regulators. I'm not sure I've ever seen a quick connect for the high pressure side of...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-03-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By MtCamper
I like to check prices on RV Trader to see what...

I like to check prices on RV Trader to see what the nation wide trends are. Sounds like you need to do a lot more research before you put down your money.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-03-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,390
Posted By MtCamper
I'd recommend you take a trip to a local CG and...

I'd recommend you take a trip to a local CG and walk through and talk to folks with rigs similar to what you have/want. Not being critical but I've noted a tendency within the RV community to tell...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 07-31-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By MtCamper
Don't expect your new AF to be problem free. ...

Don't expect your new AF to be problem free. There will be some minor issues you will have to deal with but if there is anything of a major issue, both AF and ORV will stand behind their products. ...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 07-31-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By MtCamper
The underbelly is heated by the furnace. The...

The underbelly is heated by the furnace. The problem is most of us do not run the furnace when plugged in. We use a portable electric heater instead. You should easily be able to drop below...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-22-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By MtCamper
Dealers sell based on supply and demand. If you...

Dealers sell based on supply and demand. If you want a really hot model you will have to pay more. Get what you want. If you don't you will want to change in a couple of years. Cheaper to get...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-22-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By MtCamper
I'm no expert but from what I see you can...

I'm no expert but from what I see you can negotiate the same price just about anytime. Let them know you are ready to but and shoot them an offer equal to the lowest price you find on RV Trader or...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 07-21-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By MtCamper
There is a lot of demand for used AF. If you can...

There is a lot of demand for used AF. If you can buy it right, go for it. You can always resell and may even get a profit.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-19-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By MtCamper
Happened in my GMC. My mechanic replaced the...

Happened in my GMC. My mechanic replaced the shift lever for about $120 and that fixed the problem.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-10-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By MtCamper
I'd come down the sides about 4-6' That would...

I'd come down the sides about 4-6' That would make your carport stronger and provide a bit more protection. As your needs change, it os easy to make a carport longer, but expensive and hard to make...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-07-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By MtCamper
Check with you local utility company about power....

Check with you local utility company about power. If you just have a pole with a wire to it, you will need to have a pedestal installed. Usually the utility requires you to supply a pedestal meter...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 06-29-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By MtCamper
That switch is under the cabinet in the corner. ...

That switch is under the cabinet in the corner. Very hard to reach. There is a tunnel in the roof insulation between the lights. Drop both lights to confirm. I added double switch there (one for...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 06-29-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,610
Posted By MtCamper
Slow down a bit. Don't throw out that 235 so...

Slow down a bit. Don't throw out that 235 so fast. Remember you can adjust both the hitch and the kingpin. A little playing around with your setup will probably get you towing with the clearances...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-29-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By MtCamper
I've towed with a shortbed since the late 90s. ...

I've towed with a shortbed since the late 90s. My B&W Companion is on its fourth truck. Never had a problem or a cab strike.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-23-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By MtCamper
You can make either work for a year or two. ...

You can make either work for a year or two. Depends in if you plan to tow much and use the RV much. Light weight is the advertisement writers code for won't hold up well. I know you don't want a...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-22-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By MtCamper
I installed one panel on our 20FQ. As I recall,...

I installed one panel on our 20FQ. As I recall, the wiring was in the bedroom over the bed. I'd call Outdoors and ask them where they buried the cable. Thats was how I found mine. FWIW we found...
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