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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-31-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12,076
Views: 1,670,329
Posted By codgerbill
If you are going to "do it yourself" you first...

If you are going to "do it yourself" you first need to get rid of the rust, both the surface and the flakes with both a hand wire brush and a drill wire brush.Consider a light sanding of the tank...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-31-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12,076
Views: 1,670,329
Posted By codgerbill
Lemmie see.............. Had the cracked...

Lemmie see..............
Had the cracked windshields replaced. Bought new seals for the RV toilet and then replaced the same. Rehabbed the propane tank and bought some stuff to "encapsulate the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-05-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,407
Posted By codgerbill
As I keep getting older (thankfully) my memory...

As I keep getting older (thankfully) my memory kinda slips a bit. However, if I remember correctly, the Coleman Mach heat pump has two compressors and each are either 12,500 BTU"s or 12750 BTU's. I...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-04-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,407
Posted By codgerbill
The basement air Coleman Mach something) is not...

The basement air Coleman Mach something) is not a 40,000 BTU unit. I believe the propane furnace is 40,000 BTU. The basement air unit is 27,500 BTU's.We replaced the original basement air unit...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-26-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,164
Posted By codgerbill
We have a 05 Suncruiser 37F. We had the original...

We have a 05 Suncruiser 37F. We had the original basement air unit repaired (unsuccessfully) twice (Once by Winnebago factory and once by a Workhorse dealer). We finally took it to National RV in...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-17-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By codgerbill
holding tank level indicators

I have a 2005 Itasca Suncruiser 37B. I have an issue with the holding tank level indicators. For some time now my black and grey tank level indicators always show two lights immediately after...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-21-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,657
Posted By codgerbill
Leaving the gray water valve open might be ok for...

Leaving the gray water valve open might be ok for short stays but it is my understanding that if you are in for a long stay (like 2-3 months in Florida or Arizona or Texas) you will need to let the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-15-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By codgerbill
I had my basement air replaced. About 3...

I had my basement air replaced.

About 3 years ago we were at the GNR (Winnebago Grand National Rally) and as the temp outside was close to 100 and the AC could not cool the coach, we had...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-15-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,457
Posted By codgerbill
It is my understanding that it is a issue that is...

It is my understanding that it is a issue that is unique to 4 wheel drive vehicles with solid front axles. It is a (so I hear) a common thing with Wranglers. When the wobble first occurred I took it...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-13-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,457
Posted By codgerbill
We tow a 2007 Wrangler 4 door Sahara Unlimited....

We tow a 2007 Wrangler 4 door Sahara Unlimited. The odometer reads a bit over 140.000 miles and I would guess there is up to another 40'000 plus (or more) being towed behind the motor home. I have...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-07-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By codgerbill
Well, it only comes on after the generator has...

Well, it only comes on after the generator has been running for a hour or two. I open the windows and put on the fans and remove the battery from the co alarm, and then re install the after a couple...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-07-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By codgerbill
CO alarm

We have a 2005 Winnebago Suncruiser 37B. On a trip to the GNR I stopped to overnight at a truck stop. I ran the generator for powering the AC. The CO alarm (on the ceiling of the back bedroom) came...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-25-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12,076
Views: 1,670,329
Posted By codgerbill
SHURFLO 4048-153-E75 High Flow 4 GPM...

SHURFLO 4048-153-E75 High Flow 4 GPM Multi-Fixture Automatic Demand Pump

Replaces the 5GPM that is no longer manufactured
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-05-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By codgerbill
As I mentioned previously, when I replaced my...

As I mentioned previously, when I replaced my Galley Sink Faucet I found a couple 1/4 turn ball cock valves (found at a good hardware store and made for the pex stuff)that are push on fit. I do keep...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-05-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By codgerbill
I made a drawng of the Motor home plumbing system...

I made a drawng of the Motor home plumbing system I dont think there is a difference in systems unless a coach has an aquahot system.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-29-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By codgerbill
My rig is a 2005 Suncruiser. I dont think the...

My rig is a 2005 Suncruiser. I dont think the plumbing is different. Winnebago uses pec tubing(Dunno if I spelled it correctly) throughout the coach.The fittings are all compression. You slide a male...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-28-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,529
Posted By codgerbill
I should mention that the fuel mileage I posted...

I should mention that the fuel mileage I posted is when I am towing a 4100# Jeep Wrangler. The few times I drove the MH without towing my MPG was around 8+.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-27-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,529
Posted By codgerbill
22k workhorse chassis with banks system. I cruise...

22k workhorse chassis with banks system. I cruise at about 62 mph (2100-2200 RPM) in good head wind about 6 mpg, good tailwind about 7+ mpg and and on average somewhere between 6.5 to 7 mpg.
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 04-12-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,237
Posted By codgerbill
Stores like Home Depot/Lowes sell the "Tea Pot"...

Stores like Home Depot/Lowes sell the "Tea Pot" hooks and the closed loop ones too. They attach to the top and bottom of the signs enabling you to hang the signs on each other I make the signs for...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-03-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,976
Posted By codgerbill
Thanks Brian. The only difference, for me,...

Thanks Brian.

The only difference, for me, is that
after the bleach water is gone I fill tank about 1/3 and drive the coach for a while than drain it. It is a PITA and I was hoping that someone...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-03-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,976
Posted By codgerbill
Well perhaps comfort may not be the best choice...

Well perhaps comfort may not be the best choice of words. The jist of the post is more on the line of having water that will be safe to drink.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-03-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,976
Posted By codgerbill
Thanks for the reply Bruce. I do pretty much the...

Thanks for the reply Bruce. I do pretty much the same as you. After the de-winterizing I will fill the fresh water tank about 1/4 full or so. I have 2 filters , one outside and another under the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-03-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,976
Posted By codgerbill
Thanks for the reply's. My problem is that I dont...

Thanks for the reply's. My problem is that I dont feel comfortable not sanitizing and my coach is stored in a lot. I have "de-winterized" every year by going to a campground in March or April and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-02-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,976
Posted By codgerbill
Sanitizing Fresh Water Tank

I use compressed air to blow out the water lines at the end of the season. I then put the "pink stuff" in the P traps. The black, grey and fresh water tanks are emptied (black is flushed).

My...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-26-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,290
Posted By codgerbill
If you are gonna overnite in a Walmart parking...

If you are gonna overnite in a Walmart parking lot you obviously cant, or should not, take out the grill and stuff. There was a thing about the Walmart chicken that it seemed some people really like...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-23-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,467
Posted By codgerbill
We have the Q-100 (and the flip out shelves that...

We have the Q-100 (and the flip out shelves that I bought separate). The little wire thingy that comes with the grill to hold those dinky propane bottles is about as useful as breasts on a borthog I...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-23-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By codgerbill
When I "winterize" I use the air compressor to...

When I "winterize" I use the air compressor to blow out the lines and then I use the pink stuff in the "P" traps. At the last campout of the year I usually winterize and that includes fully emptying...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-22-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,500
Posted By codgerbill
In the warmer temps I usually run the generator...

In the warmer temps I usually run the generator to keep the basement AC cooling the coach. From what I understand the Generator uses about a gallon of fuel per hour to run the AC and the engine AC...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-15-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By codgerbill
I guess it is correct to say that I-80 does not...

I guess it is correct to say that I-80 does not go thru Chicago. It skirts the lower south side of Chicago. Having traveled it sooo many times I just think of it as "Chicago". However the traffic...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-15-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By codgerbill
I-80 has one toll both going thru Chicago. I...

I-80 has one toll both going thru Chicago. I think it was $3.00-$4.00. You need to avoid the "rush Hour"' and other that that it is not too bad. We usually leave the east side of Michigan around 9 AM...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 03-14-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,652
Posted By codgerbill
I was at a Workhorse dealer (Cummins...

I was at a Workhorse dealer (Cummins Bridgeport-Novi Michigan) to have an AC unit serviced. They called me and told me the exhaust manifold was cracked. While doing some work on the stairs about
a...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-06-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,881
Posted By codgerbill
We had problems with the basement AC/heat Pump...

We had problems with the basement AC/heat Pump unit. Winnebago replaced a compressor and that still did not fix it. The same compressor was replaced and it still did not fix it. We finally took it to...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-06-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,551
Posted By codgerbill
We have a 2007 Sahara Unlimited Wrangler. The...

We have a 2007 Sahara Unlimited Wrangler. The Odometer has 138,000 and that does not include the 50.000+ miles being towed behind the MH. We have the 4 door as it allows us to comfortably seat...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-16-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,078
Posted By codgerbill
There is a place on the north side of Shipshewana...

There is a place on the north side of Shipshewana Indiana (National RV). The owner is a Amish Gentleman (Leon Hershberger Ph (260) 768-7059). We had problems with our Basement air and had the factory...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-20-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By codgerbill
Well... Until the Schwintec/Lippert slide...

Well...

Until the Schwintec/Lippert slide mechanism failures are resolved you might want to wait. A friend is at a facility in Elkhart Indiana (a brand neaw 2015 coach) with the 4th failure of the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-08-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,406
Posted By codgerbill
I have a 2005 Suncruiser and it more than likely...

I have a 2005 Suncruiser and it more than likely has the same electrical system that your unit has. I can run everything (and have when dry camped) including the AC and all the appliances. Your post...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-08-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,589
Posted By codgerbill
A friend of ours has a Adventurer 37F. He has...

A friend of ours has a Adventurer 37F. He has been to dealers and the factory to get the swinetach slide fixed. They fix it and after a couple time using it it craps out. He is currently a (I think)...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-08-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,635
Posted By codgerbill
We have had both a duct problem and a problem...

We have had both a duct problem and a problem with the basement air. Regarding the duct, I crawled under the back of the coach and with a flashlight I could see where the duct work had "blown out". I...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 06-16-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By codgerbill
I am not sure if this will help...but... I was...

I am not sure if this will help...but...
I was having a ABS intermittent lite, gas tank level not regestering sometime after a fillup, and the transmission running at a higher than normal RPM and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-01-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By codgerbill
If you are going anywhere near Shipshewana...

If you are going anywhere near Shipshewana Indiana it is worth a stop at National RV (National RV Refrigeration (https://www.fixyourfridge.com)). The Amish guy, Leon Hersberger, is really great with...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-19-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,449
Posted By codgerbill
The pipe from the toilet to the holding tank on...

The pipe from the toilet to the holding tank on our coach is a straight shot to the holding tank. We had some visitors and after they left the toilet was backed up. I tried the plunger and it was not...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-17-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By codgerbill
If you are anywhere near Shipshewana Indiana I...

If you are anywhere near Shipshewana Indiana I would recommend you see leon Hersberger at National RV https://www.fixyourfridge.com/> He does a fantastic job with both refrigeration (Norcold &...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-10-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,216
Posted By codgerbill
I get mine washed at the place where I store it....

I get mine washed at the place where I store it. During the season I use a "California Mop". It is water-less and wont harm the paint.You can get them at most auto supply stores or on Amazon. Does a...
Forum: Excel Owner's Forum 03-09-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,729
Posted By codgerbill
There is a place in Shipshewana Indiana (about 20...

There is a place in Shipshewana Indiana (about 20 miles from Elkhart) that specializes in Norcold and Dometic RV refrigerator repairs. We had or basement air replaced by Leon and he had a shop full...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-09-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,810
Posted By codgerbill
I had a considerable amount of rust on the...

I had a considerable amount of rust on the framework for the compartments. The rust was so bad that I had the metal between the front and rear wheels cut out and new metal fabricated to replace the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-09-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,467
Posted By codgerbill
We have had the Weber Q120 for about 7 years or...

We have had the Weber Q120 for about 7 years or so. I store it in a plastic bin in one of the storage compartments. Every spring I take it apart and wire brush the burner and pressure wash the case. ...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-16-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,138
Posted By codgerbill
Gemini 5362, you mentioned "The 7730 has the...

Gemini 5362, you mentioned "The 7730 has the capability to let you highlight a portion of the map and exclude it from being considered in your route. The Garmin has the same ability." I am not...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-01-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By codgerbill
I was on my way to the woodworking show in...

I was on my way to the woodworking show in Columbus Ohio. Going south on US 23 the GPS said to keep right on to east I-270 so I kept right. I was committed now to west I-270 and going onto the ramp...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-20-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By codgerbill
We had a problem with the basement air in our...

We had a problem with the basement air in our coach. We took it to a place in Shipshewana Indiana (National RV Refrigeration, Leon Herschberger owner). Although he does work on air conditioning units...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-22-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,865
Posted By codgerbill
We replaced the "Euro Recliner" that was original...

We replaced the "Euro Recliner" that was original equipment from Winnebago. The reason is, as was previously stated, that my feet hung out over the edge. We bought a "Stressless" (Ekornes) recliner...
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