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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-13-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,230
Posted By Oldman5145
I bought a motorhome for my enjoyment. If gas...

I bought a motorhome for my enjoyment. If gas mileage and economy is your main concern you have boarded the wrong ��. You need a tiny smart car and a ⛺. Sorry, I own a motorhome for me and my...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-11-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,230
Posted By Oldman5145
I had a 93 Winnebago Vectra 33' on the Chevy P30...

I had a 93 Winnebago Vectra 33' on the Chevy P30 chassis with the 454 non fuel injected engine. If you drive it on flat ground going downhill to the coast and no faster than 55MPH you might get 7MPG....
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 10-11-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 36,157
Posted By Oldman5145
2017 Hurricane 34J

Purchased it new 05/28/2016 and now has almost 27,000 miles on it. Problems have been very few and minor. I have lost all faith in Cummins/Onan though.:mad::nonono: I had generator issues from the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-17-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,225
Posted By Oldman5145
It is not worth any amount of money$$$ to...

It is not worth any amount of money$$$ to possibly hurt or kill someone due to a lack of having brakes on your toad!
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-02-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,627
Posted By Oldman5145
You need to look, as well as gcvw, at the hitch...

You need to look, as well as gcvw, at the hitch weight. A lot of the toy haulers are heavy up front.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-02-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,700
Posted By Oldman5145
$15,000 buys old. A unused RV is usually a...

$15,000 buys old. A unused RV is usually a headache! My 36 ft class A gets 7mpg pulling a car. Not bad to drive and comfortable enough I enjoy staying in it for longer stays. RV'ing is more of a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-20-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,288
Posted By Oldman5145
I am going this year, but It will be my last...

I am going this year, but It will be my last visit to Pirateland in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-12-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,288
Posted By Oldman5145
As a group we have made reservations for...

As a group we have made reservations for Pirateland in MB, SC. They wanted the additional to guarantee a specific site. It is pure greed. I almost canceled my reservation.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-21-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,124
Posted By Oldman5145
Being a near by resident of the BRP and a avid...

Being a near by resident of the BRP and a avid biker take your time! Too many places and little communities to see. Mt. Mitchell, highest point East of the Mississippi, Deal's Gap, Tail of the...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-21-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By Oldman5145
Welcome aboard!:welcome: Mine is like...

Welcome aboard!:welcome: Mine is like triplewide's, under the kitchen sink behind a wood panel.

Enjoy and safe travels!
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-30-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By Oldman5145
JMHO diesel is the way to go. :bow:[/QUOTE] I...

JMHO diesel is the way to go. :bow:[/QUOTE]
I love a diesel pushed, but the budget you are planning may be a little low. That doesn't mean impossible, but very rare. A oil change for most is $200+...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-11-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,101
Posted By Oldman5145
You won't back that dolly more than a foot or two...

You won't back that dolly more than a foot or two without jackknifing it.! I can unhook the flat tow 10 times faster than I can unload the dolly. I have done both and damaged my vehicle on the dolly...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-27-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,778
Posted By Oldman5145
Great trip you have planned! We did almost the...

Great trip you have planned! We did almost the exact same trip last year at the end of March. You are going to miss my favorite place and that is Galveston go around Houston it is just a HUGE city....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-09-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,127
Posted By Oldman5145
Most shows feature new MH. Find the floor plan...

Most shows feature new MH. Find the floor plan and options you want. I am sure you can find a similar unit to what you planned to buy. Travel to the units you are willing to buy.. The problem with...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-27-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,613
Posted By Oldman5145
Bixby, what campground did you stay in? Thanks...

Bixby, what campground did you stay in?
Thanks for all of the information and suggestions.
Jim (Oldman 5145)
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-22-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,613
Posted By Oldman5145
Thanks for all of the advice. We were supposed to...

Thanks for all of the advice. We were supposed to be there now! Unfortunately the first week of September my wife became ill with a 10 day stay in the hospital. I cancelled the reservations that I...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-22-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 88,852
Posted By Oldman5145
It is a 2010 2WD that has 65000 motorized miles...

It is a 2010 2WD that has 65000 motorized miles and 12000 towed miles. No problems at all. I put 2 fuses on switches (a big 70 amp battery switch and a smaller 20 amp switch) to go on the 50 amp fuse...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-14-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 18,519
Posted By Oldman5145
Up and down the East the NC Quick pass work's...

Up and down the East the NC Quick pass work's well. Check it out. www.ncquickpass.com
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-14-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,180
Posted By Oldman5145
Rhinoflex hose is great for 2 to 3 years, any...

Rhinoflex hose is great for 2 to 3 years, any longer than that expect pin holes to appear. I love the way it stores and use it for 2 years and replace. When dumping the black tank and a small stream...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-11-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,613
Posted By Oldman5145
Thanks, I have made reservations at Lake...

Thanks, I have made reservations at Lake Champagne Resort Vermont in Randolph Center, Vermont. I know I will not be able to see it all in a week,so I was looking for central. I have no agenda or must...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-07-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,613
Posted By Oldman5145
Mike,thank you! When I hear about Vermont all...

Mike,thank you! When I hear about Vermont all anyone can say I it is beaut, but not specific about locations. Motorhome Magazine had a good short article about Vermont, but spent half of the article...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-06-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,613
Posted By Oldman5145
Good base camp in Vermont

We are planning a trip to Vermont in September. We have no set destination planned. We know nothing about where to go. We aren't looking for excitement and adventure. We are looking for beauty and...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-18-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 88,852
Posted By Oldman5145
2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT FWD Full comfort...

2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT FWD

Full comfort and its the wife's daily driver. Tows like a dream.10 minute hook up including brake system and we are on the road.:thumb:253720
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-30-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 88,852
Posted By Oldman5145
Room for 6 light enough to tow, comfortable a...

Room for 6 light enough to tow, comfortable a Chevy Traverse 2wd and automatic. I have 2 switches near the fuse block I have a charge line from the MH to the battery and I use the Roadmaster...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-01-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,950
Posted By Oldman5145
I tow a "poor man's" version of the Buick...

I tow a "poor man's" version of the Buick Enclave, a Chevy Traverse. I installed two switches on the fuses I need to pull and the center pin on the 7 pin trailer plug on the MH is a constant hot wire...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 05-29-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 63,664
Posted By Oldman5145
Onan's are famous for that. My generator would...

Onan's are famous for that. My generator would cut off without warning. It was under warranty so I made a appointment with Cummins Atlantic in Roanoke VA. Said it was due to water in the gas and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-18-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,755
Posted By Oldman5145
RaynMary, one of the biggest problems with no...

RaynMary, one of the biggest problems with no toad is "break downs" never occur at a good time. Enterprise usually will pick you up when the store is open...not after hours. Cabs and Uber are not...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-30-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,615
Posted By Oldman5145
Hi Pete! I just got my MH state inspected and...

Hi Pete!
I just got my MH state inspected and the brakes look like new! I travel a 12% 4 mile grade often. I brake 3 times coming off that mountain and I am towing a 4000lb car. I can maintain...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-27-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,650
Posted By Oldman5145
The foot will always be better mpg than cc. Your...

The foot will always be better mpg than cc. Your foot will accelerate more gently than cc, but your cost difference is minimal. Please don't take this wrong, if gas mileage is that important, you can...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 04-19-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,792
Posted By Oldman5145
The 2013 will cost you $3000 more than your...

The 2013 will cost you $3000 more than your purchase price! 5 years is the average life of RV tires, due to dry rot. Also the 3 batteries will need to be replaced very soon. I have priced tires for...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-29-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,691
Posted By Oldman5145
I know you have not had the tires on very long,...

I know you have not had the tires on very long, but first impression? Have you driven them in the rain?
I made the mistake of keeping all tires equal from the dealer, not the factory label pressure....
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-14-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 63,664
Posted By Oldman5145
ADCO will be a name to remember!:thumb::thumb:

ADCO will be a name to remember!:thumb::thumb:
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-11-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,906
Posted By Oldman5145
Buyer Beware! A very good friend bought a new...

Buyer Beware! A very good friend bought a new Ford F150 King Ranch 4X4 to tow behind his MH. He already had the Roadmaster Evenbrake system and he is keeping his older Jeep Liberty so he needed a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-09-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,230
Posted By Oldman5145
I hope that is the truth! If the industry is...

I hope that is the truth! If the industry is growing that means more and improved RV parks and facilities. More jobs! For me that means more new cars, trucks and RV's to insure!:dance: I won't...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-09-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 63,664
Posted By Oldman5145
My question is, do you feel like the cover is...

My question is, do you feel like the cover is worth it? I have never covered any of my RV's. I know effects of the sun must be worse in Florida than Virginia, but getting a material cover on must be...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-08-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,230
Posted By Oldman5145
Heading SW in a week!:dance: Tired of the cold...

Heading SW in a week!:dance: Tired of the cold and WET weather. Can't seem to be able to put together 5 days that it is not wet, rain, sleet or snow. So far in 2019 we are 10" over average. I know,...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-07-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 63,664
Posted By Oldman5145
With the changeover to using email to get in I...

With the changeover to using email to get in I thought I had made my last post...finally got that resolved! Since we last wrote I am trying to get ready to leave for New Orleans then to southern...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-04-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,506
Posted By Oldman5145
I had a Flagstaff V-Lite that did the same thing...

I had a Flagstaff V-Lite that did the same thing over the winter while not in use. This was 8 months after I bought it new. Forest River Flagstaff took it back and said it had to be a structural...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-04-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By Oldman5145
Mountains are near, but most RV sites are to the...

Mountains are near, but most RV sites are to the left and to me that gives you a parking lot. That area of US 250 is not the greatest view. they have some campsites up a mountain to the rear of the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-02-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,906
Posted By Oldman5145
I installed the Roadmaster base plate on a Chevy...

I installed the Roadmaster base plate on a Chevy Traverse. The hardest part was needing 4 hands to take off the front bumper cover. It isn't heavy, it was very flexible and I didn't want it to fold...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-28-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By Oldman5145
I have the Sterling tow bar as well and...

I have the Sterling tow bar as well and Roadmaster says to use silicone spray only. I rebuilt mine after that mistake of spraying WD-40 on it. It is a very simple rebuild. The hardest part is getting...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-27-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,092
Posted By Oldman5145
A recliner as how I slept for several weeks. It...

A recliner as how I slept for several weeks. It will get better, but the recovery is not overnight. My prayers go out to you and follow your doctor and therapist.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-22-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,412
Posted By Oldman5145
Alansd, I ave never owned a Mercedes so I have no...

Alansd, I ave never owned a Mercedes so I have no answers for you there, but are you a camper or a traveler? I have owned both travel trailers and motorhomes since 1985. If I was just a camper, went...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-22-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,004
Posted By Oldman5145
End of May 2016 I purchased a Thor Hurricane 34J....

End of May 2016 I purchased a Thor Hurricane 34J. Thor has been great. Onan, a Cummins owned company, has been my biggest problem. They want to blame everything on bad gas. Funny thing is my Ford...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 02-20-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 63,664
Posted By Oldman5145
Looks real good! I need some warmer, dryer...

Looks real good! I need some warmer, dryer weather so I can get mine cleaned up! Snow and ice here today.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-19-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,273
Posted By Oldman5145
Here are some of the problems I have encountered...

Here are some of the problems I have encountered with a tow dolly


Raining and the tires spun getting onto the pivot plate. The front bumper cover was against the fender. Small scratch on the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-16-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,273
Posted By Oldman5145
I started out using a dolly. I stored the dolly...

I started out using a dolly. I stored the dolly on the lower side of my drive. I had to pull and tug to get it hooked up. By the time I got the car loaded I needed a shower again. I did lower body...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-16-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,055
Posted By Oldman5145
I don't have any idea how much you will use it,...

I don't have any idea how much you will use it, but the job of loading and unloading your personal items in and out is a ROYAL PAIN! I had to completely empty my last TT twice because it went back to...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-15-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,055
Posted By Oldman5145
Most insurance companies exclude using the MH for...

Most insurance companies exclude using the MH for business. Renting is a business. You personally should not own the MH if you plan to rent it out. When you loan/rent an auto/truck/MH to someone and...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 02-10-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 63,664
Posted By Oldman5145
Even upside down GREAT PICTURES! We enjoy Pigeon...

Even upside down GREAT PICTURES! We enjoy Pigeon Forge usually once a year. My grandchildren loved the skydiving wind tunnel. Good eating at the Old Mill Restaurant. We have been north and south...
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