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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-03-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By ctpres
Currently running Garmin 770 and Rand McNally...

Currently running Garmin 770 and Rand McNally RVND 7735 side by side for a 2,000 mile trip. Rand McNally 7735 wins - hands down - but has one not so glaring problem. Screen nearly impossible to see...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 02-16-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By ctpres
If bowl does not hold water - try CLR first. Dry...

If bowl does not hold water - try CLR first. Dry bowl and pour in some CLR and repeat a couple times. In our first year we went thru two seal kits. Three years of fulltime use with CLR as needed and...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 02-05-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,806
Posted By ctpres
We also love Sea Eagle Fastrack - we are actually...

We also love Sea Eagle Fastrack - we are actually on our second 385ft. Keels at rear AND in front result in pretty straight tracking.
https://www.seaeagle.com/FastTrackKayaks/385ft
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-30-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,075
Posted By ctpres
Did not see mentioned: Strip beds down to...

Did not see mentioned: Strip beds down to mattress for drying. In freeze possible times open cabinet doors to sinks for warm air circulation, put screwdriver or some kind of pin in both side of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,185
Posted By ctpres
I just ignored problem - for around 75,000 miles....

I just ignored problem - for around 75,000 miles. Never stopped - well OK one speeding ticket - but covered plate never an issue in any of the lower 48 and DC.
Forum: Full-Timers 09-13-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,299
Posted By ctpres
Hard to find but another option. Lease - we have...

Hard to find but another option. Lease - we have 40 year lease - pay total up front and then annual share of taxes etc. In our case annual cost is under 1k plus electric.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-12-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By ctpres
Mayde tech turned propane off and did not fully...

Mayde tech turned propane off and did not fully open valve.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-03-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,150
Posted By ctpres
When in area where ground/park water is cold -...

When in area where ground/park water is cold - use on board water tank for shower and hot water will last longer. Also can use extra water hose for campground connection laying extra hose in sun....
Forum: Full-Timers 08-28-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,310
Posted By ctpres
Re our exit plan. Remember so many folks saying -...

Re our exit plan. Remember so many folks saying - don't store anything? We paid 2k plus for years for environmental storage. When we cleared it out moving into new house we ended up selling or giving...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 08-28-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 553,771
Posted By ctpres
BradnKaren Good catch. Just ordered one Ebay...

BradnKaren Good catch. Just ordered one Ebay $35.00 free ship and no tax. Should be here by 9/1. Next problem is getting old one out. Link to Ebay...
Forum: Full-Timers 08-27-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,310
Posted By ctpres
Will be 80 in a few months. Been there - done...

Will be 80 in a few months. Been there - done that - seen that and now down to parking all summer and all winter with traveling just between warm winter and cool summer locations. Next step will...
Forum: Full-Timers 08-27-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,310
Posted By ctpres
Full Time - Exit Plan

First major events completed. 1. Decided where to live. 2. Bought house. 3. Found RV storage. Next strep - stay in house spring and fall during best weather.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 08-27-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 553,771
Posted By ctpres
A New Problem?

Horn quit working. Quick under hood check and found disconnected ground wire. More looking and found bottom of front cap attached to frame with telescoping tubes . Bolt size hole in larger tube and...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 08-22-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 553,771
Posted By ctpres
Thanks I found those. Seems to be a few of those...

Thanks I found those. Seems to be a few of those but that is right hand. Look close and you can see that it is reversed. Challenger needs left.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 08-21-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 553,771
Posted By ctpres
Pic attached - sidewise. I don't expect it to...

Pic attached - sidewise. I don't expect it to last much longer. Painting it - waited to long. Now thinking about some kind of sticky back material that I can cut to fit. Might hold it together...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 08-21-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 553,771
Posted By ctpres
Screen door slide

Our 2015 KT screen door slider is badly cracked from sun damage and I expect it will fall apart any day. The mfg - Dexter is out of business and I can not find a single left hand slider anywhere....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-19-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,069
Posted By ctpres
ALSO: We unplug expensive electronics, run some...

ALSO: We unplug expensive electronics, run some ice thru garbage disposal to clean, turn off icemaker, empty frig and freezer and turn off for longer trips - in any case no more more food in it than...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-14-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By ctpres
Look at Winegard Carryout G2. Easy switch from...

Look at Winegard Carryout G2. Easy switch from Dish to Direct. Roof mount kit and pretty easy removal for portable when sat view blocked by trees. Two years fulltime use and not one problem.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 07-12-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By ctpres
We have had a inflatable Sea Eagle 385FT for...

We have had a inflatable Sea Eagle 385FT for about six years. Unique design - has inflatable front keel and removable fin keel in rear so it tracks very straight for a kayak. Very happy with it.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-03-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By ctpres
Hint - if slide won't go out make bed with...

Hint - if slide won't go out make bed with pillows at rear window until fixed. Once fixed cable inspection needs to be periodic item. High failure point is cable end connection at slide. Usually...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-03-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By ctpres
I did not actually move it out but I did tilt it...

I did not actually move it out but I did tilt it pointing more to driver. Remove dash cover and you will see a metal strap at rear of radio screwed to wood. Remove screw - adjust radio and re-secure...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-03-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 553,771
Posted By ctpres
Check manual for details on flashing light. The...

Check manual for details on flashing light. The blinking sequence is code - for example 1 blink pause and 5 blinks then repeat 1-5 is under frequency. Troubleshooting section is quite helpful.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-03-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By ctpres
There is a rubber trim piece that press fits into...

There is a rubber trim piece that press fits into the rubber windshield gasket. I had similar wind noise and finally found trim was being lifted/pulled out of gasket and vibrating. At its worse...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-27-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By ctpres
DIY Yes....

DIY Yes. https://www.irv2.com/forums/f121/thor-challenger-owners-unite-150811-191.html#post3326369 See post 2662
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-25-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By ctpres
WiFi signal strength meter - FREE

Having some problems with local wifi signals. Found "NETGEAR genie" cell phone app with "wifi analytics" tool. Set scanning time for 1 minute and walk around. Found it to be very helpful in finding...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-21-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,475
Posted By ctpres
If state park not doable look at Doc's RV Park...

If state park not doable look at Doc's RV Park (https://www.docsrvpark.com/)
We have stayed at numerous parks in the area and Docs was best bang for buck. Paved hiking path at entrance of park.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-20-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By ctpres
Got mine a week ago - BAD and confusing...

Got mine a week ago - BAD and confusing instructions. Still setting on the dash. Example of bad - glue funnel per picture with bead around edge. Quick look at mating piece reveals only three very...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-20-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By ctpres
Look into cable or electric operated valves.

Look into cable or electric operated valves.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-12-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By ctpres
Spending summer at Creede. Days generally smoke...

Spending summer at Creede. Days generally smoke free but frequent evening windshifts bring smoke from 416 fire. VERY dry everywhere. Burro fire started near the 416 wildfire making things much worse....
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-09-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 553,771
Posted By ctpres
Home Depot. Search for "Square Nose Stair Tread...

Home Depot. Search for "Square Nose Stair Tread Cover." Four or five different colors.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-09-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 553,771
Posted By ctpres
Years ago! Pretty sure it was in store purchase....

Years ago! Pretty sure it was in store purchase. Just did quick ebay search and found 10 for $5. "" PVC Schedule 40 Threaded Male Adapter Plumbing 30410 10 PACK Slip X MI" Only part I remember buying...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-09-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 553,771
Posted By ctpres
Forgot to mention - with PVC - no need to glue...

Forgot to mention - with PVC - no need to glue connections. Press fit works just fine so set up and take down is a piece of cake.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-07-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,311
Posted By ctpres
Another reason for "no wash" policy is -...

Another reason for "no wash" policy is - frequently sewer rate is based on water consumption. Never had a problem washing bugs off front. Used to ask - but quit. Figure will be done by the time...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-07-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By ctpres
If both A'cond work at the same time. LED just...

If both A'cond work at the same time. LED just burned out. LEDS just show status of each power circuit. B&M - don't spent so much time at home!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-07-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By ctpres
https://www.amazon.com/Dozenegg-0019193290501-Haro...

https://www.amazon.com/Dozenegg-0019193290501-Harold-Hammerhead-Removable/dp/B00475GYF4/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1528384513&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=magnetic+propane+tank+gaugeThis one seems to...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-05-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 553,771
Posted By ctpres
Pics of Sewer Solutions setup. You can use either...

Pics of Sewer Solutions setup. You can use either 3/4 garden hose or 1 inch PVC from Y to park dump connection.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-04-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 553,771
Posted By ctpres
3/4 inch fifty foot garden hose from Harbor...

3/4 inch fifty foot garden hose from Harbor Freight for $20 and 3 3/4" female hose repair fittings.
Dump cap with hose fitting for washer dump hose connection
Female hose end cap to close off...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-03-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 553,771
Posted By ctpres
Check out the Sewer Solutions. Can use 3/4 garden...

Check out the Sewer Solutions. Can use 3/4 garden hose or one inch pvc pipe and make just about any kind of setup you need. No need for all down hill. Will even push up a couple feet. Ours is about...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-01-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,910
Posted By ctpres
Ditto VERY happy with our 385FT. We got Pro...

Ditto VERY happy with our 385FT. We got Pro version with better seat and paddles.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-31-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,017
Posted By ctpres
Indian Rivers Campground - Elliot, Maine The good...

Indian Rivers Campground - Elliot, Maine The good Quiet. Don't go - unless someone dumped a bunch of money into this place. In general facilities were in disrepair. One building falling down and one...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-28-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By ctpres
I got lucky with same problem. After a month or...

I got lucky with same problem. After a month or two of not being used fan would not start but compressor would. Gave fan a quick spin with finger and it started - problem has not returned - and that...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-27-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,341
Posted By ctpres
Not sure some posters actually have the Zero-G...

Not sure some posters actually have the Zero-G product by Teknor. Zero-G is made in USA. and comes with two year wty. This is not a "pocket hose." It does not shrink in length. When not under...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-27-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By ctpres
Depending on color try dusting with talcum...

Depending on color try dusting with talcum powder. Will not remove but will help a lot in hiding stains on white and near white fabrics.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 05-24-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 553,771
Posted By ctpres
I think it is called "desensing - Detroit was...

I think it is called "desensing - Detroit was really good at it." Anyhow it is the practice of mfg looking at a product and trying to figure out what can be eliminated without prospective buying...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-17-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,032
Posted By ctpres
Thumbs up I like this best.

I like this best.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-17-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,175
Posted By ctpres
You are to old to drive something that big!

You are to old to drive something that big!
Forum: Full-Timers 05-08-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By ctpres
Yup - big time. It is a Del Webb community. Must...

Yup - big time. It is a Del Webb community. Must get OK for a potted plant on the front porch.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-08-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By ctpres
We have had Echo and Dot in RV for four or five...

We have had Echo and Dot in RV for four or five months. Started with park wifi and found that to be a lot of trouble when traveling or worthless with weak signal. Next used cell hot spot. OK but no...
Forum: Full-Timers 05-05-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By ctpres
Lots of sticks but no bricks yet

Been there done that and getting old. Decided to get back into real estate. Here is our new S&B as of a couple days ago. Trading stuff storage bill for RV storage bill - turns out to be almost the...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-05-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By ctpres
Wow - thanks. I bet you just solved my problem....

Wow - thanks. I bet you just solved my problem. Climbing a couple thousand feet tomorrow with rig at 26K max load should get temp up. Will check fluid at next stop. Always amazes me the depth of...
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