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Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-26-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By -BigRed-
It does have two furnaces Both zone 1 and zone 2,...

It does have two furnaces Both zone 1 and zone 2, Can see both from the outside too. Also has two heat pumps, no mention of heat strip on the thermostat though.

Just curious if anybody know which...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-26-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By -BigRed-
2007 Tropi-Cal winter camping questions

I am prepping my Tropical for some winter camping and wondering a few things that someone else might have figured out already.

Which furnace heats the tank/plumbing compartment? The rear or the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-11-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,928
Posted By -BigRed-
It came time to replace mine about.. 7 months...

It came time to replace mine about.. 7 months ago? I had 4x 6v batteries and kept running into low power issues after a day of boondocking. I do have a lot of tech in the RV though.

Decided to go...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-14-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,463
Posted By -BigRed-
I have a 2007 Tropi-Cal and I had the same...

I have a 2007 Tropi-Cal and I had the same problem. Tried using a clear 10" extension but the sewer dump hose and the hole in the bottom of the wet bay are off by like 1" (perhaps it shifted?).
I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-05-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,113
Posted By -BigRed-
Oh man this going to be a huge list. ...

Oh man this going to be a huge list.

Replaced flooded lead acid batteries with 4x battleborn LiPO4 batteries
Rewired the old terrible factory wiring with new, nice runs.
Replaced modified sine...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-04-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By -BigRed-
It turned out the inverter itself was bad and I...

It turned out the inverter itself was bad and I got it replaced under extended warranty. Got it replaced with a Magnum 2800w pure sine wave inverter.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-04-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By -BigRed-
My 2007 Tropical took 275/70/22.5 as the defaults.

My 2007 Tropical took 275/70/22.5 as the defaults.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-04-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 26,116
Posted By -BigRed-
I have a little Giant that lives in the slideout...

I have a little Giant that lives in the slideout tray on my Class A that I always use. Great ladder and folds up small.

I am a bigger guy (6'7" and 325lbs) so I do not dare use that cheesy built...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-13-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,594
Posted By -BigRed-
The road trip is half of the fun. With a full...

The road trip is half of the fun. With a full Class A DP the people not driving can drink and have a party. Everybody being able to use the bathroom while en route is useful. Only need to stop for...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-27-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By -BigRed-
I have replaced most of my 12v bulbs with LED...

I have replaced most of my 12v bulbs with LED bulbs from M4 products and its almost too bright with all the lights on.
Matched up the color temperature pretty well too.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-19-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 21,951
Posted By -BigRed-
I think you mean "Weekend casuals" I am...

I think you mean "Weekend casuals"

I am throughly a weekend Warrior since I have a 8-4 job. But we take out the Class A at least 2 weekends a month to get the hell away from the city to maintain...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-17-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By -BigRed-
Sez on the packet: Warrantech An AmTrust...

Sez on the packet:

Warrantech
An AmTrust Financial Company
Forum: Northwest Region 11-15-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
Posted By -BigRed-
I winterize my Class A when the forecast looks to...

I winterize my Class A when the forecast looks to be freezing. I got back from a trip last weekend and blew out all the lines and drained all fresh water when we got back. Mostly because the temps...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-15-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By -BigRed-
Sure, I will look when I get home from work.

Sure, I will look when I get home from work.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-14-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By -BigRed-
I got the extended service contract from the...

I got the extended service contract from the dealer for my current RV. I read it over to see what was covered before getting it. I must have gotten a gem since most everything gets covered (other...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-14-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By -BigRed-
Will be difficult to contact them since National...

Will be difficult to contact them since National RV is out of business.

It should draw its power from the house battery. But you should have an interconnect to the chassis so the motorhome will...
Forum: Full-Timers 11-14-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By -BigRed-
I have property purchased in a few different...

I have property purchased in a few different spots to act as a home base. Beach, mountain, and looking to get a desert lot at some point. Probably only going to pay utilities at a couple of the sites...
Forum: Boondocking 11-13-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,852
Posted By -BigRed-
Around Seattle propane is very expensive, Usually...

Around Seattle propane is very expensive, Usually around $3.60-4 a gallon. Ive seen places advertise high $5's a gallon too.

I usually fill up when I am down to a half tank whenever I see it for...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-09-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By -BigRed-
Yeah they are all Freightliner NW places, but...

Yeah they are all Freightliner NW places, but some are better than others.

I guess the one I was talking about is indeed in Mount Vernon (the cities are right next to each other).
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-09-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By -BigRed-
Not many freightliner service stops in WA, only...

Not many freightliner service stops in WA, only like 2-3.

The one down in Lacey, WA is terrible for RVs. They act like you are bringing them a chore and give a bunch of attitude that you are...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-25-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By -BigRed-
I had this issue in my old class C. Turns out...

I had this issue in my old class C. Turns out there was a squirrel nest or something being built in the vent tube from the black tank. Drove me mad to find the source of the smell then on an...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-23-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,415
Posted By -BigRed-
They are not really switching to Diesel (since...

They are not really switching to Diesel (since you can only get so much automotive diesel out of a barrel of oil) but ships use the leftover heavy oil after refining ("Bunker Oil"/Marine Fuel/ Fuel...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-17-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By -BigRed-
Takoma? Think you mean Tacoma :) I recommend...

Takoma? Think you mean Tacoma :)

I recommend the part in c92vette's post about taking I-84 to Portland and heading north from there. Far more interesting drive then taking I-90.

Have to be...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-17-2018, 12:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By -BigRed-
Well cables are not labeled. The big one that has...

Well cables are not labeled. The big one that has red/black/green/white/orange wires have no voltage in them.

The smaller ones that are orange/white have 12v in them. At least its easy access to...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-14-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By -BigRed-
If I am somewhere for a long time ill kinda form...

If I am somewhere for a long time ill kinda form the sewer pipe into a trap (like under the sink) and just leave the grey tank open.

This way you dont get the sewer line stink coming into the RV...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-13-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By -BigRed-
Yeah I have two roof units. I will probe...

Yeah I have two roof units.

I will probe them with a voltmeter tonight to see what they are putting out. At the very least its easy access to power to put in my own fantastic fan in the bedroom.
...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-13-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By -BigRed-
This is for a NationalRV Tropical T391

This is for a NationalRV Tropical T391
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-12-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By -BigRed-
Mystery connections in the bedroom roof

So I was replacing the vent garnish since the old one got cracked from UV.

Found an access hole with a whole mess of connectors. I havent poked it with a voltmeter yet but I am curious if anybody...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-26-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By -BigRed-
Yes I opened up the interverter and checked both...

Yes I opened up the interverter and checked both the internal fuses. They both were fine visually and I tested that they are transferring voltage with a multimeter.



I didnt disconnect from the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-16-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By -BigRed-
Tried unplugging the inverter and plugging it...

Tried unplugging the inverter and plugging it back in, no love there.

Also unscrewed it and took the cover off, the fuses look good.

Unplugged the RJ11 from the control panel and the unit,...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-12-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By -BigRed-
Posting more info here too. I found this...

Posting more info here too.

I found this walk through of the internals of the unit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djzlm_FWF3w

Supposedly theres a barrel fuse inside of the unit that might...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-12-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By -BigRed-
I will try those when I can pull my RV out again...

I will try those when I can pull my RV out again (possibly this weekend).

Where I can store it prevents access to the two rear compartments which happen to house the battery and inverter :facepalm:
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-11-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By -BigRed-
More info: when the RV is on 12v (not on shore...

More info: when the RV is on 12v (not on shore power or when the main engine is running) the inverter does nothing. When its on external AC power (Shore or generator) the panel lights up showing it...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-11-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By -BigRed-
Xantrex Inverter not working on my 2007 tropical

When the RV is on battery power (or even when the engine is running) the invert button wont work on the Xantrex panel. I thought it might be the control panel being busted but pressing invert...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-22-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,965
Posted By -BigRed-
The heat buildup in the bedroom is pretty extreme...

The heat buildup in the bedroom is pretty extreme on my DP from what I have noticed. I just close the sliding door to the bedroom while in motion and open up the rear windows. With the door closed I...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-22-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,253
Posted By -BigRed-
I too am looking forward to the outcome! This...

I too am looking forward to the outcome! This would be extremely handy for sure since I have to do like a 10 point turn to park my 40' at home next to my house, heh.
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 05-17-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By -BigRed-
RV camping near Abbotsford?

Anybody have any lead on some spots in Eastern BC or near abbotsford?

Thinking about bringing friends on a road trip to go visit a buddy in Abbotsford and going out camping somewhere.

Anybody...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-15-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By -BigRed-
I would personally rather go with a Magnum power...

I would personally rather go with a Magnum power inverter. They use the same hookups as the xantrex, have a better warranty, and are made in the USA.

The control panel even uses the same hole...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-14-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,865
Posted By -BigRed-
I just filled up (from 1/3rd tank) at 3.29 a...

I just filled up (from 1/3rd tank) at 3.29 a gallon for diesel in North WA.

$170

Most of my trips are usually within the state so I dont have much to worry about if the price goes super high. I...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-08-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By -BigRed-
I have CoPilot for RV running on an old wifi iPad...

I have CoPilot for RV running on an old wifi iPad with a Badelf bluetooth GPS module. Works very well for me since I often go through areas that do not have cell signal.

I can attach a picture of...
Forum: Boondocking 04-26-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,423
Posted By -BigRed-
I split up trash into smaller "Grocery bags" to...

I split up trash into smaller "Grocery bags" to throw things away at gas stations and whatnot.

Most places around here say "Car waste only" including rest areas too. Usually if its a small bag it...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-20-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By -BigRed-
My fobs have stopped working completely now :( I...

My fobs have stopped working completely now :( I am going to replace their batteries to see if that might be the problem.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-20-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,543
Posted By -BigRed-
Please let us know how much that is costing you!...

Please let us know how much that is costing you! Assuming you are having an electrician do it.

I am curious how much it costs since I want to do the same thing :)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-19-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,906
Posted By -BigRed-
Nice Job! is that a fiberglass roof? I will...

Nice Job!

is that a fiberglass roof? I will probably be cleaning mine off once the weather gets nicer to do some touch up on the dicor.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-18-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,649
Posted By -BigRed-
How much was the quote for that work? I would be...

How much was the quote for that work? I would be interested in getting a replacement made for mine.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-17-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By -BigRed-
I noticed this on the first week of having my own...

I noticed this on the first week of having my own 2007 Tropical. Eventually it would stop locking/unlocking until I used the key or the switch on the drivers left.

After manually locking/unlocking...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-17-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By -BigRed-
Did you happen to get a quote from a shop on what...

Did you happen to get a quote from a shop on what it would cost to have a new topper made?
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-17-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,149
Posted By -BigRed-
I have the copilot RV app as well. It will do...

I have the copilot RV app as well. It will do longer RVs (up to 50' I believe) and does weights up to 60,000lbs. It also has a hazmat setting for large propane tanks.

I found a comparison buried...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 04-17-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,501
Posted By -BigRed-
The e3000i ran my 14,500 btu AC in my old 1999...

The e3000i ran my 14,500 btu AC in my old 1999 MH.

It ate up a tank of gas in about 8-9 hours though since I am pretty sure it was running it at least at 80% load. Enough to keep things cool when...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 04-16-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,501
Posted By -BigRed-
I love the honda generators too. I have an E3000...

I love the honda generators too. I have an E3000 that I got used on craigslist a number of years ago that just needed a battery replacement and a new starter. Been using it camping for many years.
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