Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > Search Forums
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 247
Search took 0.03 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: steveclv
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-24-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,957
Posted By steveclv
I love threads like this that are regurgitated...

I love threads like this that are regurgitated every so often with pretty much the same outcome.

What amuses me most of all is how much emphasis everyone puts on the way the RV drives - as if...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-20-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,548
Posted By steveclv
jcgribks...

jcgribks (https://www.irv2.com/forums/members/jcgribks-50188.html)

So it looks as though you are only splitting out 50 amps rather than making full use of the 100amps right?

I see no reason why...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-19-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,282
Posted By steveclv
I am another Swagman XC user - and I carry a very...

I am another Swagman XC user - and I carry a very heavy eZip electric bike plus my wife's cruiser.

https://www.ywip.com/newmar/rv38.JPG
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 08-16-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,958
Posted By steveclv
Thanks all - I guess I had better explain... ...

Thanks all - I guess I had better explain...

We are originally from the UK and have been in the US on work visas which we have renewed every 2 years - good business, employed US citizens albeit on...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 08-16-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,958
Posted By steveclv
Wow, well 'life' just threw us a curved ball...

Wow, well 'life' just threw us a curved ball personally and we are heading back to AZ and will have to sell her along with the toad, bicycles and everything she contains. Will be a phenomenal bargain...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-16-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,852
Posted By steveclv
Christian51 What you describe is the...

Christian51

What you describe is the motivation behind most of us who own RVs, be they million dollar H3-45s or $5k Winnies :)

If you have disposable income then get the best you can, you only...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-13-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By steveclv
I did mine which was an aftermarket aluminum...

I did mine which was an aftermarket aluminum roof.

Step 1 was to check all existing seams and remove any loose caulk.
Step 2 clean for about 4" either side of the seam with acetone
Step 3 lay...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-12-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,600
Posted By steveclv
X2 on checking the A/C outlet temps. I had...

X2 on checking the A/C outlet temps.

I had an issue where the AC would get warmer and warmer even after replacing water valve. Eventually I installed a ball valve in the line and that fixed it -...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-12-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,240
Posted By steveclv
Completely agree - the only problem (so far) is...

Completely agree - the only problem (so far) is that if you can imagine life of the universe is 14 billion years and the 'life' of a solar system, let's say 4 billion years and then the planet that...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-12-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,240
Posted By steveclv
biosensai Nice thought process however I for...

biosensai

Nice thought process however I for one believe that you have to create a hypothesis first that makes logical sense and then work through the science to prove or disprove.

Yes,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-11-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,749
Posted By steveclv
Well as an RV owner and AZ resident I can tell...

Well as an RV owner and AZ resident I can tell you that the sun takes it's toll on everything. Batteries are lucky to last 18 months and wiper blades and rubber will deteriorate very quickly if left...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-11-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,853
Posted By steveclv
I suspect that if you get caught then they would...

I suspect that if you get caught then they would have to impound the vehicle unless a correctly licensed driver was available. They could not be party to allowing an unlicensed (or incorrectly...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,853
Posted By steveclv
Lakedweller I suspect that you are one of...

Lakedweller

I suspect that you are one of the minority. When I purchased my first RV 7 years ago, I had not driven anything bigger than a minivan - plus I learned to drive on the other side of the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,202
Posted By steveclv
Did you sign up for just the 2 week plan or the...

Did you sign up for just the 2 week plan or the whole year?

I'm not sure how long it will take and whether the $15 2 week ad would be sufficient?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-10-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By steveclv
Adding a 3rd AC - dual hose portable...

Adding a 3rd AC - dual hose portable (https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27020754.cfm)

This is what I did to ensure that I had sufficient AC especially in the Desert.
Forum: Just Conversation 08-09-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By steveclv
ooh, nice little MGB Roadster - about a 1982 by...

ooh, nice little MGB Roadster - about a 1982 by the looks of her. Prefer the chrome bumper model myself but not sure if they ever made it across the pond due to the 5mph impact test.

Used to work...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-09-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,853
Posted By steveclv
I think we are FAR from clear unfortunately. Take...

I think we are FAR from clear unfortunately. Take for example my earlier post about an Arizona license.

The DMV web site clearly states that anything over 26k and you MUST have a CDL - no...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-09-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,732
Posted By steveclv
In which case you have a leak somewhere in your...

In which case you have a leak somewhere in your AC vent/duct

An AC system should be a closed loop and not suck air in from outside - if it is then a seal has failed and it's being very inefficient...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-09-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,732
Posted By steveclv
We had a few smoky campfires around us a couple...

We had a few smoky campfires around us a couple of nights ago - seems everyone was trying to burn wet or green wood!

Anyway, normally it isn't a problem, but this evening it was getting dreadful...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-09-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,240
Posted By steveclv
Life on Earth came from Mars

I have been reading some interesting articles that have looked at, and reconstructed some of the earliest proteins that were the pre-cursor to life.

When the scientists combined their data with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-09-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,202
Posted By steveclv
Libero - actually I have no idea why I didn't...

Libero - actually I have no idea why I didn't think of that!!

I am going to get a couple of nice signs made up today and as you say, where better to advertise than in a campground.

Now I just...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-09-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,239
Posted By steveclv
You have put yourself at a very difficult price...

You have put yourself at a very difficult price point.

You are likely to be able to find a mid 90's unit but one that likely needs TLC - so then you are going to need another $5k to bring it up a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-08-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,202
Posted By steveclv
Thanks - I have sold cars in the past and the...

Thanks - I have sold cars in the past and the same mud suckers have called me up several times - my response was if they were so good then how come I had never heard about them and bought a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-08-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,853
Posted By steveclv
Mel Read what you just wrote - it's all 100%...

Mel

Read what you just wrote - it's all 100% true - but does it make common sense?

I always thought that a driving license was something that ensured that the operator had sufficient knowledge...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-08-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By steveclv
Just to make it easier for everyone :) ...

Just to make it easier for everyone :)

Some months ago the LR/Kitchen slide gearmotor on our ’99 Trop-I-
Cal started to make ominous clicking sounds. It soon quit...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-08-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,202
Posted By steveclv
Thanks I'll look for the other thread -...

Thanks

I'll look for the other thread - tried search and couldn't find it. I'll give traderonline.com a try - little restricted as they only list for 2 weeks for their $15

Steve
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-08-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,128
Posted By steveclv
Sorry :) in my haste etc ...

Sorry :) in my haste etc
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-08-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,202
Posted By steveclv
Selling an RV - best place to advertise?

Does anyone have any experience of advertising an RV for sale and getting responses? Paid for or Free.

I have obviously posted it in the Classified section of IRV2 but where else would you...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-08-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,128
Posted By steveclv
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:...

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcQgalMORVGzR0HaB7u8_nCKhxjgYI-OdEpICw4Y_psb70u33fkC-kNNXUAcTyrHhqOMkfjxu1I0&usqp=CAY

$6 online - that's a 45 that I use but they come in a 60...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-08-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By steveclv
I wouldn't worry too much about it - the only...

I wouldn't worry too much about it - the only time it needs to be clean is prior to storage and then I normally quarter fill with water, start driving and DW drops 20lb of ice down the toilet. Then...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-08-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,853
Posted By steveclv
Which is why the whole fiasco is so ridiculous -...

Which is why the whole fiasco is so ridiculous - I guess back in 1920 something, very few people travel out of state but today, I traveled 34 states in 2 years of full time - heck, in some places I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-08-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,853
Posted By steveclv
Err, the last time I checked, Arizona required a...

Err, the last time I checked, Arizona required a CDL for anything over 26,000#

AZ DOT (https://www.azdot.gov/mvd/dlinfo.asp#Classes)

The Full AZ DOT publication on Driving Licenses is below -...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-07-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 20,241
Posted By steveclv
That's silly, anything that contributed to a heat...

That's silly, anything that contributed to a heat build up in the coiled wire was part of the cause - be it resistive heat, induction heating or ambient air temperature.

The inductive effect that...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-06-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,484
Posted By steveclv
X2 That's exactly what happened to me.

X2

That's exactly what happened to me.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-06-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By steveclv
If you decide to sell and buy a cheaper gasser,...

If you decide to sell and buy a cheaper gasser, there is a REALLY NICE ONE in the Classifieds Class A section LOL

:)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-04-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,909
Posted By steveclv
Voltage or Current? :)

Voltage or Current?

:)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-04-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,965
Posted By steveclv
Yes, I had blowouts - the biggest problem is the...

Yes, I had blowouts - the biggest problem is the damage that it can cause - compared to that the cost of the tire is minimal. Yes they did charge me full MSRP for the tire but Good Sam picked up the...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-04-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,667
Posted By steveclv
Given the way that the US is polarized on...

Given the way that the US is polarized on political viewpoints by being fed a diet of lies, deceits, half truths and sound bites, the fact that a large percentage of the population appears unable to...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-03-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,667
Posted By steveclv
I don't know if you noticed or not - but when he...

I don't know if you noticed or not - but when he held up the map, he had Australia marked as IRAN in one shot and as North Korea in another with New Zealand showing as South Korea.

I had an...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,909
Posted By steveclv
I think I am going to disagree with you here....

I think I am going to disagree with you here. Neutral currents are never subtractive - they are always additive.
The two components from L1 and L2 on the neutral current are always L1+L2 by...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-03-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,667
Posted By steveclv
Seriously, I mean seriously?? Please tell me this isn't typical.

How Stupid Americans Really Are! - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mWtWz_aGyk)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By steveclv
I just had a pair of the same size installed by...

I just had a pair of the same size installed by Les Schwab for $340 incl for the pair (some times I am so grateful I have 16" and not 19.5" or 22.5" LOL)

So @ $170 that's $1020 for 6.

These are...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-02-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By steveclv
I have done the calculation regarding generator...

I have done the calculation regarding generator use as part of the gas mileage records I am keeping.

Running the generator in my coach at 65mph speeds is the equivalent of losing 1mpg and the dash...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-02-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 20,241
Posted By steveclv
Actually I think I am the one that is guilty of...

Actually I think I am the one that is guilty of muddying the water...

I am confusing the code for permanent wiring installation with the extension cable analogy which I guess is what an RV could...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-02-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,803
Posted By steveclv
We were TT members when we were full-timing and...

We were TT members when we were full-timing and over the 2 years we averaged about $25 a night taking into account the cost of purchase, fees and loss when we sold.

I was very disappointed in what...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-02-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 20,241
Posted By steveclv
If something goes wrong then it can certainly...

If something goes wrong then it can certainly pull more than 30 amps and that's the point of a sizeable part of this thread. Under failure conditions, the 30amp components from the failed breaker in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-02-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,909
Posted By steveclv
1. 2 30's doesn't make 50 - a 50Amp connection...

1. 2 30's doesn't make 50 - a 50Amp connection gives you 2 * 50amp supplies = 100amps - just be aware of that when powering up on the circuits

2. The Y connection will only work if the 2 30amp...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-01-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,676
Posted By steveclv
Do you actually need a couch? I pulled mine...

Do you actually need a couch?

I pulled mine and donated to the gardener. Went out and bought an easy chair and ottoman for DW - it releases up a lot of useful space.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-01-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By steveclv
Eenie Meenie Minie Moe Had both at one time...

Eenie Meenie Minie Moe

Had both at one time and another - both did what they said on the tin and I'd choose either again. Just so happens that I have GS Platinum Plus at the moment - used once and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-01-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,603
Posted By steveclv
Just remember to fill up at a tier 1 gas station...

Just remember to fill up at a tier 1 gas station rather than the cheapies.

I run a 460 and have never bothered with additives - not convinced that they actually do anything useful despite all of...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 247

 
Forum Jump
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.