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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Today, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By bentjm
1,500 watts is 12.5 amps . So, yes you can use...

1,500 watts is 12.5 amps . So, yes you can use it in a 30 amp RV. However, it will use over a third of your available amperage when running full blast.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Today, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
Posted By bentjm
Any engine is "streetable". This is not an RV...

Any engine is "streetable". This is not an RV engine.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum Yesterday, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By bentjm
On my 2005 MADP. You have to spin both the seats...

On my 2005 MADP. You have to spin both the seats clockwise.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,702
Posted By bentjm
After pulling my pegboard to address the issues...

After pulling my pegboard to address the issues behind it, I flipped it around so that the carpet faces out.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum Yesterday, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By bentjm
What Dutchstar Don said. I bought the...

What Dutchstar Don said.

I bought the install kit from Hughes. I did have to move the "coil bucket" over a couple of inches to make room for the auto former.

After blowing two Penguin II units...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions Yesterday, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By bentjm
I spent a lot of time working in Mexico in the...

I spent a lot of time working in Mexico in the early 2000s during the cartel wars. This is what our security advisors told us to do.

One extra step is to have a separate sacrificial live...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions Yesterday, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By bentjm
I have a 2005 MADP. The entire awning will...

I have a 2005 MADP.

The entire awning will be eye opening expensive.

You control box should have a switch on the side to turn off the wind/cold sensor. Flip that to see if it fixes the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
Posted By bentjm
It is a pure drag racing engine. They tested it...

It is a pure drag racing engine. They tested it to 200 1/4 mile runs.

The 572 is a closer to a street engine.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-21-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By bentjm
If you have "stuff" on the top side of the...

If you have "stuff" on the top side of the screen, just start the fan and thump the screen. The fan will suck the "stuff" up and out.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-21-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By bentjm
Their is an L shaped foam separator under the AC....

Their is an L shaped foam separator under the AC. It separates the two sides of the ceiling ductwork.

I suppose it is possible that it has failed or become dislodged.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-21-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By bentjm
My 2005 MADP 4032 has separate circuits for the...

My 2005 MADP 4032 has separate circuits for the taillights and the 7 blade trailer plug.

Separate wiring, separate fuses.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-21-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By bentjm
Epoxy has a typically won't stick to pressure...

Epoxy has a typically won't stick to pressure treated wood. Probably won't matter in this case because the epoxy is just holding the wood in place.

Normal wood lasted 20 yrs the first time. I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-21-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,136
Posted By bentjm
We retired last year after working hard, living...

We retired last year after working hard, living well beneath our means, and saving and investing to be able to live this way.

We are still on budget so far.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-14-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By bentjm
How does all of this work with heavy slides? ...

How does all of this work with heavy slides?

2005 Newmar MountainAire here. The slide rollers leave big dents in the carpet.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-14-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,702
Posted By bentjm
Dang. This is a rolling house. Literally...

Dang.

This is a rolling house. Literally miles of wiring, controller boards, interconnects, ...


My 90 ft houseboat is simple compared to my 40 ft MADP.

Despite the reality TV shows,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-14-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,886
Posted By bentjm
At 60 yrs old, please excuse me if I don't hold...

At 60 yrs old, please excuse me if I don't hold my breath waiting for your nirvana.

If it is to be, then great. I have yet to see any campground that could support it.

There is only one...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-14-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By bentjm
I spent 20 years in the contract electronics...

I spent 20 years in the contract electronics manufacturing business.

While you are absolutely correct about the cost of material and labor of most electronic boards, you have not figured in the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-14-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By bentjm
I think DOT approval will be an uphill battle.

I think DOT approval will be an uphill battle.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-13-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By bentjm
Mine used to freeze up and create an ice dam...

Mine used to freeze up and create an ice dam there once a year or so.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-13-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By bentjm
The icicle shaped piece of ice probably came out...

The icicle shaped piece of ice probably came out of the water supply line.

Pull the icemaker and look at the transition from the 1/4 supply line and the bigger "chute" that directs the water...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-11-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,702
Posted By bentjm
My plywood was also damaged on the edge. Looked...

My plywood was also damaged on the edge. Looked like it was hammered into place.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-11-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,702
Posted By bentjm
Was probably there when we bought the coach 3...

Was probably there when we bought the coach 3 years ago. I found the first one when I removed the Sony sub woofer from under the kitchen sink. The whole sub woofer was full of mouse nest material.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-10-2021, 02:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,702
Posted By bentjm
No. That is what I found behind my pegboard.

No. That is what I found behind my pegboard.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-09-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,702
Posted By bentjm
The wiring or goofy plumbing did not bother me...

The wiring or goofy plumbing did not bother me that much. The mouse nest condo that was in there was a different story.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-09-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By bentjm
If you have a Aquahot/Hydrohot/Oasis. You should...

If you have a Aquahot/Hydrohot/Oasis. You should have a thermostat in your wet bay.

That being said., I would not trust the diesel furnace to work unattended for that length of time- they can be...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-09-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By bentjm
I ran a new coax. Newmar put splitters all...

I ran a new coax. Newmar put splitters all through their coaches. Dish receivers do not tolerate splitters well.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-02-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By bentjm
This is what I do.

This is what I do.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-02-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By bentjm
I removed ours to get the extra space. Two...

I removed ours to get the extra space.

Two of the screws snapped when removing it.

Plenty of spaces in the coach to hide stuff if you need to.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-02-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By bentjm
I use the one that I ordered with my Garmin GPS.

I use the one that I ordered with my Garmin GPS.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-02-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 939
Posted By bentjm
I have the same problem. Putting the hub in the...

I have the same problem. Putting the hub in the middle of the bed works the best, but it still is disconnected and searching 10% of the time.

I have had this discussion with RVi. They blame...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-02-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By bentjm
You sure someone did not liberate them from your...

You sure someone did not liberate them from your coach?

I can't imagine what it would take to lose all of them at the same time.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-10-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,470
Posted By bentjm
I use the older version of this since I have all...

I use the older version of this since I have all of the other Ryobi 18v tools.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-18-Volt-ONE-Dual-Function-Inflator-Deflator-Tool-Only-P747/308746324

I do not...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-06-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By bentjm
There is a small chance that applying the...

There is a small chance that applying the necessary suction on the chip will cause it to spread and Crack.

It is rare, but can happen.
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 04-05-2021, 03:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By bentjm
Really bad strawman argument. Roughly...

Really bad strawman argument.

Roughly 40,000 people die in car accidents each year - do you still ride in cars? If so, then you have made the decision that those odds are acceptable to you.
...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 04-05-2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By bentjm
Perhaps. However, your personal experiences do...

Perhaps. However, your personal experiences do not change the 10% infection rate.
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 04-04-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By bentjm
There is no "thinking" about it - statistically,...

There is no "thinking" about it - statistically, the odds are in your favor of NOT catching Covid.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-03-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By bentjm
I got rid of all of my old 211k receivers and...

I got rid of all of my old 211k receivers and went with Wallys. The Wallys have a more up to date menu and guide system, run cooler, and have a UHF remote instead of the 211k IR remote.

You can...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 04-03-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,325
Posted By bentjm
You left out the BLM and Antifa riots. If...

You left out the BLM and Antifa riots.

If you are going to be political at least cover both sides.
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 04-01-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,151
Posted By bentjm
What is the topic of this thread? The title...

What is the topic of this thread?

The title asks how immune we feel.

The OP wanted to restrict posts to those that have been vaccinated. Since none of the vaccines provide immunity from the...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 04-01-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,325
Posted By bentjm
Do you really believe that China, North Korea,...

Do you really believe that China, North Korea, Russia, or any of the myriad despotic countries in Africa reported their actual numbers?
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-31-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,151
Posted By bentjm
Make sure to wear your double mask when stepping...

Make sure to wear your double mask when stepping over a Covid infected corpse. One can never be too careful.
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-31-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,325
Posted By bentjm
If you read the article, the word "provisional"...

If you read the article, the word "provisional" is used a lot.

Are provisional facts truly facts?
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-31-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,151
Posted By bentjm
We have nothing to fear but fear itself. ...

We have nothing to fear but fear itself.

Said in various forms by FDR, Montaigne, Francis Bacon, and Thoreau.
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-31-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,151
Posted By bentjm
My glass is more than half full - much more. ...

My glass is more than half full - much more. That is why I have not let fear of Covid run my life.

It is interesting that most people that implore others to see things from other's perspectives...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-31-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,151
Posted By bentjm
Who is getting political now?

Who is getting political now?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-30-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By bentjm
I am pretty sure they abandoned that type of...

I am pretty sure they abandoned that type of sensor and went to a movement sensor mounted to the end of the awning.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-30-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,449
Posted By bentjm
That is the way the units are from Dish. The...

That is the way the units are from Dish.

The Mogul unit posted above seems to be the ticket if you want a permanent roof mounted unit.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-30-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,449
Posted By bentjm
That is a neat system. Nice complex curve on the...

That is a neat system. Nice complex curve on the reflector to accommodate all the different satellites. It does look like the different LNB kits are at different focal points.
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-30-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,151
Posted By bentjm
All of my loved ones are fine with my decision...

All of my loved ones are fine with my decision not to get the vaccine. I have spent the last 5 months down in Florida with my children and grandchildren - some of the best months of my life.

Some...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-29-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By bentjm
I have drained them twice in three years with no...

I have drained them twice in three years with no moisture evident. I also changed the dryer three years ago, so it is doing its job.
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