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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By bigchick
we had the dealer install an onan 5500 in our 5th...

we had the dealer install an onan 5500 in our 5th wheel when we bought it. the cost was around $5500 but that was 8 years ago. and the trailer came from the factory with the gen prep package, which...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-24-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By bigchick
as i understand you will plug a 50 amp surge...

as i understand you will plug a 50 amp surge protector into a 50 amp pedestal them plug a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter into the output side of the surge protector. then you 30 amp shore power cord into...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-23-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By bigchick
i have one and recently there have been outages...

i have one and recently there have been outages and issues. but they seem to be resolved now and everything is working fine. i try to pay off the balance each month before the statement date and they...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 11-22-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,810
Posted By bigchick
a bad valve extension would do the same thing....

a bad valve extension would do the same thing. the viair coupling is not passing the air through to the tire so the 140 psi reading you are getting is the pressure the compressor is creating that...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-21-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By bigchick
ok you say a residential refrigerator and you...

ok you say a residential refrigerator and you have the inverter on. yet refrigerator is not working, which i take to mean it is not getting any 120 volt power from the inverter.

yet refrigerator...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 11-20-2022, 02:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,810
Posted By bigchick
this is just a guess. but the 140 is probably the...

this is just a guess. but the 140 is probably the air pressure in the hose. are you using the same chuck to on all the tire stems? for a dually you pretty much have to use a chuck that has the two...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-20-2022, 02:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By bigchick
$64 for 5 gallons seems like a good price. let us...

$64 for 5 gallons seems like a good price. let us know what the issue turns out to be that is delaying shipment. it might require some form of special handling that is slowing it down. just order it...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-19-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By bigchick
we have had body and paint work done at two...

we have had body and paint work done at two locations in mesa and i recommend both.

rv rennovators
apr rv

i was really impressed with the paint matching done at apr rv.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-18-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,273
Posted By bigchick
not that it matters but i had to drive up to...

not that it matters but i had to drive up to flagstaff yesterday. the mountain roads all had the chains required signs uncovered. it must just be a seasonal task for the road crews to uncover the...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-18-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By bigchick
that price does seem high! i just bought a 2.5...

that price does seem high! i just bought a 2.5 gal and a 1 gal container of the delvac 1300 at our local walmart and the total price was around $45.

i did buy the delvac oil via walmart online...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-15-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By bigchick
make and model of the inverter would help! i'd be...

make and model of the inverter would help! i'd be interested to know what a 'no comm' fault code means. there may be high end inverters that communicate with other devices but most of the inverters i...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-05-2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By bigchick
it wouldn't surprise me if your local walmrt has...

it wouldn't surprise me if your local walmrt has an adapter in stock.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-05-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By bigchick
you are more than welcome to come visit. if it...

you are more than welcome to come visit. if it helps the local hospital has a pretty good air ambulance service that is used to pick up people for remote locations and bring them to the hospital, or...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-04-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By bigchick
this may be a stupid question but why would you...

this may be a stupid question but why would you stop in payson on your way to oregon? it's not like payson is on the main route between florida and oregon. the reason i ask is there are only a couple...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-03-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By bigchick
this is just a wild guess. is the power at...

this is just a wild guess.

is the power at the storage facility on all the time? i have read about some storage facilities that only provide power for a few hours per day per outlet.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-03-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,270
Posted By bigchick
since you will be getting a new computer get one...

since you will be getting a new computer get one with SSD rather than a hard disk! it is amazing how much this helps!

i do not use windows 11. but with every new computer i have bought with the...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-02-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By bigchick
i'll bite! i live in payson. what city...

i'll bite! i live in payson. what city campground?

there are a few potential places to stay within or near the town. houston mesa campground is a forest service campground. truthfully i do not...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-02-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By bigchick
the two 'tunnels' are west of bryce in red rock....

the two 'tunnels' are west of bryce in red rock. they are marked at 13'6". bu they are rounded on the top so they are higher in the middle than at the sides. i do not know if the posted height is at...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-01-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By bigchick
we have used two shops. i recommend both. they...

we have used two shops. i recommend both. they are in mesa on main street.

rv renovators
apr rv
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-31-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,091
Posted By bigchick
how does reloading the app make newly added...

how does reloading the app make newly added stations appear?
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-29-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 438
Posted By bigchick
a better route from flagstaff down to apache...

a better route from flagstaff down to apache junction is Lake Mary Rd. it is about 20 miles shorter than the i-17 / AZ-260 route. and it has less of a change in elevation. on the i-17 route youn have...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-26-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By bigchick
we had our generator serviced at the cummins /...

we had our generator serviced at the cummins / onan facility in avondale, az (phoenix area).
Forum: Just Conversation 10-25-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,475
Posted By bigchick
many good comments above. a couple i had not...

many good comments above. a couple i had not heard of before that perhaps i ought to use. the weak link does not appear to be the banks. they have security on their accounts and nobody mentioned that...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-24-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By bigchick
i can't comment on exactly how you should wire...

i can't comment on exactly how you should wire your two negative cables. but it is absolutely critical that the shunt be placed between the actual battery negative terminal and all other negative...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-23-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,294
Posted By bigchick
this is the fresh water drain extension i added...

this is the fresh water drain extension i added to our trailer. o can drain the tank by taking the cap off and opening the valve without having to crawl under the trailer.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-23-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By bigchick
so you are actually drawing more from the battery...

so you are actually drawing more from the battery when connected to shore power than when not connected? what would cause that? the only thing i could think of was something to do with the converter...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-23-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By bigchick
and this is the second part of the equation! ...

and this is the second part of the equation!

the first is getting a tow. your roadside assistance company will only call the providers on their list. if this becomes an issue call the highway...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-23-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By bigchick
i agree with this! you do not have a transfer or...

i agree with this! you do not have a transfer or bypass feature. thus the devices plugged into the inverter will only work when the inverter is on and supplying power from the batteries.

you...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-23-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,241
Posted By bigchick
many of you say you stay in the right lane and go...

many of you say you stay in the right lane and go the speed you feel comfortable with. i have been on some interstates where the right lane is so full of potholes, patches, damage that staying in the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-22-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By bigchick
first, did the tv work on the prior inverter? ...

first, did the tv work on the prior inverter?

does the prior inverter have both an a/c in and a/c out hardwired connection? or does it use 120 volt receptacles for the a/c out? since it is a combo...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-22-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,294
Posted By bigchick
our fresh water drain is a piece of pex with a...

our fresh water drain is a piece of pex with a cap on the end. i took a piece of pvs pipe, put a 90 degree elbow on it with another short piece of pvc and a fitting that will screw onto the end of...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 10-22-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By bigchick
i think what you referring to is commonly know as...

i think what you referring to is commonly know as an 'edison plug'. it may or may not be required. it has nothing to do with a toy hauler. the issue only occurs when you have an full EMS device...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-22-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By bigchick
will you be disconnecting the trailer when you...

will you be disconnecting the trailer when you stop for the night? that will allow you to take just the truck to any local gas station.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-21-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By bigchick
we had to have that generator rebuilt (new...

we had to have that generator rebuilt (new cylinder head) under warranty. we had it done an cummins/ onan facility in avondale, az. they had the rebuild done in a couple of days so they either had...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-21-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By bigchick
i have roadside assistance on my auto and rv...

i have roadside assistance on my auto and rv insurance policy. it is only a few dollars per month. we had a situation earlier this year where an axle leaf spring broke on our 5th wheel. i called the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-21-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By bigchick
sorry that you are having the problem. it does...

sorry that you are having the problem. it does appear that you are having a problem getting generator power. you've done all the things that could clear a problem without further diagnosis. the...
Forum: New Member Check-In 10-20-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 113
Posted By bigchick
welcome! are you by chance located in...

welcome!

are you by chance located in Arizona? where? your post says you drove from Arizona and the picture shows covered storage, both of which might be appropriate for a person from Arizona....
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-19-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By bigchick
it looks like you are 50 amp. is it just...

it looks like you are 50 amp.

is it just one air conditioner that does not work on generator power? is it one a/c or both? does the microwave work on generator power?

what generator? is it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-19-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,828
Posted By bigchick
this is just a guess. i can't comment on how...

this is just a guess.

i can't comment on how the panel is wired. but your friend had a 50 amp rv plugged into a 30 amp feed. the main breakers in the rv would be 50 amp. your overload protection...
Forum: Full-Timers 10-17-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By bigchick
do a a google search for 'truck wash'. ...

do a a google search for 'truck wash'.

there is a large truck stop in bellemont which is about 15 miles west of flagstaff. it may have wash bays, but i don't know.

there are a couple of large...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-17-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By bigchick
and ours came with slide toppers on all 5 slides

and ours came with slide toppers on all 5 slides
Forum: Southwest Region 10-14-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 337
Posted By bigchick
Salt River Gadabouts

We are a RV club with members primarily in the Phoenix, AZ area. We have five day (Saturday through Thursday) camping outings each month, October through May. The outings are at full hookup...
Forum: Going Green 10-10-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 690
Posted By bigchick
as i understand you have not changed any of the...

as i understand you have not changed any of the shore power or generator power inputs to the transfer switch. all your changes are after the output of the transfer switch.

the transfer switch may...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-09-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,241
Posted By bigchick
i've read this thread a couple of times and there...

i've read this thread a couple of times and there are many reasons why people drive at different speeds. just accept them.

there have been comments about the need, or lack thereof, about...
Forum: Going Green 10-05-2022, 03:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 690
Posted By bigchick
do you have an EMS installed in the incoming...

do you have an EMS installed in the incoming shore power line? if so maybe it detected a fault and would not allow power to pass.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-05-2022, 02:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By bigchick
this statement just struck me. we travel with our...

this statement just struck me. we travel with our cat. if we stop for lunch we turn the generator on so the a/c will run while we put the cat in the trailer. as stated this is very easy with a built...
Forum: Going Green 10-04-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 690
Posted By bigchick
i guess i still don't understand. i have read the...

i guess i still don't understand. i have read the posts several times and i think i see the new cabling as:

the transfer switch output goes to the ac in side of the converter / inverter. the...
Forum: Going Green 10-03-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 690
Posted By bigchick
i don't fully understand the problem but you...

i don't fully understand the problem but you suspect your transfer switch. most transfer switches will favor the generator power and connect to it if it is present, even if shore power is also...
Forum: Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 10-02-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By bigchick
in very general terms without even knowing what...

in very general terms without even knowing what you have, motorhome, trailer, 5th wheel, etc

if you have a motor home with its own engine there will be a battery, or possibly more, up in the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-30-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By bigchick
lot's of good reasons for portable generators and...

lot's of good reasons for portable generators and i can't argue against any of them. we have a 5th wheel with a built in onan 5500. and we only camp in sites with electric hook-ups. if i had to do it...
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