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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-18-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By RealNiceTent
I like it when someone can lay out a specific set...

I like it when someone can lay out a specific set of questions, I'll answer what I can. Towds can be towed a number of ways, 4 down,on a dolly and on a trailer (my preferred). On a full trailer the...
Forum: Damon 10-18-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By RealNiceTent
I am going to K.I.S.S. this one. Check every...

I am going to K.I.S.S. this one. Check every breaker and fuse from the pole to the batteries. Unless you had secured power prior to the power company cutting and restoring power, it is very likely...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,019
Posted By RealNiceTent
Ed I am glad you pointed this out, when I read it...

Ed I am glad you pointed this out, when I read it that was the first thing that glared at me. The time line and symptom don't match, not to mention the amount of starting fluid it would take to get...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10-18-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 707
Posted By RealNiceTent
MJ25, first about the exhaust "smell", the smell...

MJ25, first about the exhaust "smell", the smell of the exhaust will only tell you when the vehicle is 1. Grossly over-fueling, 2. suffering gross misfires on multiple cylinders. That is literally...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10-16-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 707
Posted By RealNiceTent
Man, I hate to see everybody jumping on the...

Man, I hate to see everybody jumping on the catalytic converters every time someone looses power. For a catalytic converter to melt down you must have a failure that causes gross overheating of the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-16-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By RealNiceTent
So "judicious application of throttle does not...

So "judicious application of throttle does not apply here"?
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 10-16-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By RealNiceTent
Old and Archival threads

For the guys with the older coaches sometimes the best information they can get about a particular RV system or problem comes from old and archived threads. The bad thing about RV's is constant...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-14-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,709
Posted By RealNiceTent
If it involves altering the operation of the...

If it involves altering the operation of the brake lights DON'T EFF WITH IT! I was a mechanic for a municipal police fleet and in charge of building vehicles, including undercover vehicles. Altering...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-13-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By RealNiceTent
We're hanging out for four months next summer...

We're hanging out for four months next summer (2022) in the high country near Bridgeport.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-13-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By RealNiceTent
Ah, what a pain in the a.... on the shower,...

Ah, what a pain in the a.... on the shower, sounds like you need to reseal the drain to the showerpan just like in a B&S. IF there is only one of you to do the reseal,(work), it means loosening...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-13-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,478
Posted By RealNiceTent
@followingsea...

@followingsea (https://www.irv2.com/forums/members/followingsea-230785.html)
"California has some problems. We can only hope that they do not export them."


What do you think is happening to...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 10-13-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By RealNiceTent
The usage of the intended electrical...

The usage of the intended electrical installation is definitively relative, and a respondent, in covering their keester with paper work, is intelligent in determining their intentional response...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-12-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By RealNiceTent
I find a jewelers loupe and a bright light handy...

I find a jewelers loupe and a bright light handy ininspecting any kind of mobile circuit board for cracked solder joints handy.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-12-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,478
Posted By RealNiceTent
What do you think they're doing? My property...

What do you think they're doing? My property value in Nevada has quadrupled thanks to the California exodus.:D
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-12-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,478
Posted By RealNiceTent
*The Executive Board of the California Democratic...

*The Executive Board of the California Democratic Party recently adopted a resolution calling for the end to new ICE car sales across the state by 2030.

Right there is the scariest thing I have...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-12-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,478
Posted By RealNiceTent
I live outside Reno Nevada about 12 miles from...

I live outside Reno Nevada about 12 miles from one of the darlings of "green" Tesla so Lithium is kind of a hot topic locally. There was recently an article on one of the local stations about how...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-12-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By RealNiceTent
Bert, did you replace both of your valves while...

Bert, did you replace both of your valves while you were in there? It might be prudent, one thing you said caught my attention was that you had enough solids in your grey tank to plug the outlet....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-12-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By RealNiceTent
Just the post I did or did not need to see. This...

Just the post I did or did not need to see. This trip out I have developed a new problem with my black water tank I had started to suspect. It appears the original owners heirs may have used the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-07-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,203
Posted By RealNiceTent
I have a question about your poor abused Ford...

I have a question about your poor abused Ford "E" chassis, Did you ever put that poor ol' girl on the scales? In 1997 a lot of manufacturers of class C's were still literally overloading right them...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-07-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By RealNiceTent
amosnandy, as somebody who made their living...

amosnandy, as somebody who made their living doing almost anything to a motor vehicle that can be done, I think $75 to replace the fabric of a slide topper is reasonable. Most good shops around here...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-07-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By RealNiceTent
For the money I would consider a metal carport....

For the money I would consider a metal carport. Where we live in Nevada the sun destroys everything. Tarps only last a few to six months as soon as they get a little sunburnt, the winds shred them....
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-07-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 28,703
Posted By RealNiceTent
Showed up to the party late

Sarge, This story doesn't surprise me at all. I am an escapee of California, born in the foothills of the Gold Country. Since I was a child I have traveled the back roads of the foothills and there...
Forum: Full-Timers 10-07-2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By RealNiceTent
Ken in the past two years RV sales have surpassed...

Ken in the past two years RV sales have surpassed any previous years and with the pandemic more people took to the highways to "vacation" than previous years. This surely has had an immense impact...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-06-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By RealNiceTent
Backtrack through all your prep to put her into...

Backtrack through all your prep to put her into storage. You probably did something to put it into storage you still need to do, like manually turn something back on. A switch in the compartment,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-06-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,203
Posted By RealNiceTent
Copy and paste your post to every diesel forum...

Copy and paste your post to every diesel forum you can find. It won't take long before somebody at Cummins gets wind and starts ringing bells for you.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-06-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By RealNiceTent
I am just curious here, but did Roadmaster give...

I am just curious here, but did Roadmaster give any explanation of what is actually going on causing the brakes to lock up? Because it sounds to me like the Active Assist Braking is actually...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-06-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By RealNiceTent
Best Idea is to get those codes and start there....

Best Idea is to get those codes and start there. Find out what the code or codes are and go through the diagnostics for the codes. It sounds to me like you are having a heat related shutdown, like...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-06-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By RealNiceTent
Look in your the bay with your gen set. We have...

Look in your the bay with your gen set. We have the space for the pump, control assembly, and reservoir there in our 2001 Admiral. I have also seen pictures of the unit in that location in the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-06-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By RealNiceTent
Must be the angle of the shot, it looked pretty...

Must be the angle of the shot, it looked pretty close to the ground to me. I'm still adjusting from ground clearance being of first importance. For so many years the road to the "campground" involved...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-06-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By RealNiceTent
Thank you for posting the repair/cure to your...

Thank you for posting the repair/cure to your ills. I had not considered an AC ripple from the alternator causing that problem. The diodes must have been weak and breaking down under the additional...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-06-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By RealNiceTent
Need help identifying Slide mechanicals

OK, so Big Blue was outfitted with a second slide in December of 2003 at R.V. Interiors in Gilbert AZ.. The nice little booklet that I have from the installations describes it as a "precision...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-02-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 26,201
Posted By RealNiceTent
I share your pet peeves with garbage and waste. I...

I share your pet peeves with garbage and waste. I tent camped for about 30 years and damn near all of that time I hauled along a port-a-pot. Dumped it in the toilet at home after the outing most of...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 10-02-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By RealNiceTent
If it is a new unit they may point him to a...

If it is a new unit they may point him to a service center to have it repaired on their dime.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-02-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By RealNiceTent
Stutch & Flyer, both wet bays look good, my...

Stutch & Flyer, both wet bays look good, my concern is the loss of ground clearance. Around here it seems every parking lot has speed bumps, some of which are overkill and a real PIA when you are...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-02-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By RealNiceTent
My first experience with dumping the tanks on...

My first experience with dumping the tanks on ours was a **** show. We had taken the granddaughters to a state park that had water and electric but no sewer hookups. The dump station there was set...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-02-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By RealNiceTent
The wet bay does look good, but what about ground...

The wet bay does look good, but what about ground clearance? Do you have to worry about leaving it behind at a speed bump or something? I can think of three places I go where that might not survive,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-02-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By RealNiceTent
Hi Barbara, and welcome aboard if you are new...

Hi Barbara, and welcome aboard if you are new here. So sorry to hear you have to sell because of health issues.
Before I go any further; Thank YOU and your husband for your service!

...
Forum: Boondocking 10-02-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,695
Posted By RealNiceTent
riginally Posted by 00 Buckshot ...

riginally Posted by 00 Buckshot https://www.irv2.com/forums/images/irv2/buttons/viewpost.gif...
Forum: Boondocking 10-02-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,695
Posted By RealNiceTent
Thin fiberglass outer panel, probably aluminum...

Thin fiberglass outer panel, probably aluminum frame, about 1 inch styro insulation, and thin inner skin. I had to replace back door in my 78 mobile home, replacement door $425 same construction,...
Forum: Bus Conversions 09-29-2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,070
Posted By RealNiceTent
I found it all the way back on page 3, and yes it...

I found it all the way back on page 3, and yes it is SOLD, any wonder? That was frickin gorgeous, started life as an 83 Eagle bus, fully overhauled and "refurbished" in 97 to what it is now. Powered...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-28-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By RealNiceTent
It sounds to me like it is doing what it should,...

It sounds to me like it is doing what it should, especially if you have not really used the batteries yet from what I'm hearing you say. It sounds like it comes on, slams a quick top-off into the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-26-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By RealNiceTent
Don't know how I missed this before my last post....

Don't know how I missed this before my last post. How hard is it going to be to trace the power side of the wiring to the fuse to it's source? The older Monacos that I worked on had all the wires...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-26-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,300
Posted By RealNiceTent
From what I see you got really lucky, most of...

From what I see you got really lucky, most of what I see will wash off. Fires back there usually result in being able to see the interior and engine from that angle. How 'bout more pics of the...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-24-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By RealNiceTent
Jim, you are right about the burnt contacts...

Jim, you are right about the burnt contacts causing a voltage drop, and could be the problem since it takes multiple key cycles to get 15lb pressure, and in a "throw parts at it" approach you would...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-24-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By RealNiceTent
I went back and reread the original post and the...

I went back and reread the original post and the two lines I changed to red caught my eye. I hope this is,but also isn't the answer, Is the switch IN the light turned on?
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-24-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,300
Posted By RealNiceTent
When you say,"insurance company yard" are you...

When you say,"insurance company yard" are you talking a bout a tow company impound yard or at an actual insurance holding yard? IF it is an insurance holding yard they are already planning to total...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-24-2021, 02:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,161
Posted By RealNiceTent
Last trip we had a squirrel got in, I thought he...

Last trip we had a squirrel got in, I thought he got in through battery bay I left open, then wife saw him come down off passenger wheel. I have a starting point, and the wire mesh and foam are...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-24-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,014
Posted By RealNiceTent
I hope that you will be making up a drawing and...

I hope that you will be making up a drawing and parts list to leave behind for the next guy. From years in fleets, municipal, tow, and taxicab, I can attest to the frustration of chasing dead...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-23-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By RealNiceTent
Since his got trashed we may have to put up some...

Since his got trashed we may have to put up some pics to jar his memory if he can't give a better description. In my cabinets above the windsheild there was at one time a Satellite receiver, video...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-23-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,300
Posted By RealNiceTent
Learn how to post pics to the forum, and post...

Learn how to post pics to the forum, and post some pictures in this thread for us. Myself and a few others are retired or working mechanics, and there are a lot of other owners that are willing to...
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