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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-17-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,634
Posted By Sandy Swede
Were gravel runaway ramps ineffective for all of...

Were gravel runaway ramps ineffective for all of these years? Maybe I missed that part. Solution in search of a problem?
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-08-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Sandy Swede
Thanks for your response, Josh. The shower in...

Thanks for your response, Josh.
The shower in ours is on the passenger's side. Our coach is definitely not 40' and the floor plan for the Ventura is near match for our coach. Therefore, I am...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-07-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Sandy Swede
Beaver Monterey owner - which sub model?

I am confident that one of you folks can end the confusion.


I have a 36' Beaver Monterey. Based on the previous owner's information, I had assumed for some time that this was a Laguna sub...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 10-03-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,021
Posted By Sandy Swede
C'mon man! Everyone knows that duck tape is used...

C'mon man! Everyone knows that duck tape is used to help heal injured ducks.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-03-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Sandy Swede
That would be my bet also.

That would be my bet also.
Forum: Just Conversation 08-31-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 34,276
Posted By Sandy Swede
Retired at age 62 which was at the end of 2010. ...

Retired at age 62 which was at the end of 2010. Not a single regret as my wife was diagnosed with dementia almost 3 years ago. Had we retired later, we would not have had those wonderful times...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-15-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12,076
Views: 1,670,329
Posted By Sandy Swede
Some how the word 'investment' doesn't jump to my...

Some how the word 'investment' doesn't jump to my mind. :laugh:


However, the old girl is 15 years old and parts start to fall apart.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-15-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,923
Posted By Sandy Swede
Unless you have money to burn, this is numero...

Unless you have money to burn, this is numero uno, IMHO. When those of us here advocate 'used', the proviso is that you learn as much as you can first through the forums and dealers' lots and have...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-15-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12,076
Views: 1,670,329
Posted By Sandy Swede
New AquaHot (ouch!). New dash air...

New AquaHot (ouch!).

New dash air (compressor, etc) Ouch, again!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-15-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,976
Posted By Sandy Swede
Jim and Mary's RV Park in Wye, MT, about 12 miles...

Jim and Mary's RV Park in Wye, MT, about 12 miles north of Missoula on I-90 at the junction of Hwy 93, the gateway north to Flathead Lake, Columbia Falls, Whitefish, and Glacier NP. Been two years...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-14-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By Sandy Swede
x2 on the Longhorn. Also, do not miss the Friday...

x2 on the Longhorn. Also, do not miss the Friday night rodeo in Dubois. BTW, when there, don't pronounce Dubois in the French manner - the locals pronounce it DEW-boyz.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 06-28-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,880
Posted By Sandy Swede
This is what has probably turned off many people:...

This is what has probably turned off many people:


"No, you don't need to wear a mask, they are not very effective."
"Everyone should definitely wear a mask. In fact, it is now mandatory that...
Forum: Full-Timers 06-28-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,272
Posted By Sandy Swede
Bad idea unless Dad is in need of personal care...

Bad idea unless Dad is in need of personal care now or will be in the near future. If the latter, then you better prepare yourselves for a caretaker role. Definitely not a motor home. If you are...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-28-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By Sandy Swede
Folks, I should hear from Stoltzfus RV this...

Folks,
I should hear from Stoltzfus RV this week as to whether they have found the problem and are able to fix it. I tried to take it to a Cummuns Onan authorized shop who works on RV generators by...
Forum: Full-Timers 06-23-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,199
Posted By Sandy Swede
Perhaps I missed it in one of the replies, but...

Perhaps I missed it in one of the replies, but why not rent one for a few weeks. You will find out in short order how much capacity you need. 'Wants' usually dictate needs. You will also find out...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-17-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By Sandy Swede
No, Mike, the one I would go to as a last resort...

No, Mike, the one I would go to as a last resort would be the one south of Baltimore, MD. And it would be strictly the Onan division as I have a Cat engine. I have a few more things to try before I...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-17-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By Sandy Swede
Gave it three separate sprays with the electronic...

Gave it three separate sprays with the electronic cleaner and several connecting/unconnectings. Unfortunately, no joy. However, I do appreciate the suggestion. Cheap and quick and one might get...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-16-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By Sandy Swede
Thanks Tim and Terry. I will give your...

Thanks Tim and Terry. I will give your suggestions a try.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-14-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By Sandy Swede
That makes sense. Thanks.

That makes sense. Thanks.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-14-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By Sandy Swede
I may be old, but I can still lift 35 lbs (I...

I may be old, but I can still lift 35 lbs (I think!).
I'll be over after lunch. Where did you say you live? :rofl:
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-14-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By Sandy Swede
Yes, you could buy a mid to late 90's DP for...

Yes, you could buy a mid to late 90's DP for approx $15k. However, you need to ask yourself, "Do I have the financial resources to cover a blown turbo," for example. You are talking about roughly...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-14-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By Sandy Swede
Hey YC1, I agree with you that Corc's idea of...

Hey YC1, I agree with you that Corc's idea of "daisy chain off the switch on the generator black panel vs. buying an expensive inverter," is great. Makes you wonder why it wasn't wired that way in...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-13-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By Sandy Swede
Thanks, Corc. I believe the RV tech did that. ...

Thanks, Corc. I believe the RV tech did that. His diagnosis is that there is something wrong inside the generator. As a side note, do you know if it is only peculiar to Monaco to run the gen dash...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-13-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By Sandy Swede
Generator dash switch doesn’t work but does with manual switch on gen

Generator dash switch doesn’t work but does with manual switch on gen

Re: Onan Quiet Diesel 8K Model# 8HDKAK-1046H

The generator is starting at manual switch on gen box but not...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-11-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By Sandy Swede
No one knows. All depends on the luck of the...

No one knows. All depends on the luck of the draw.



However, if I had to pick, I would go with the Winnebago. Just my opinion based on relative reputation as perceived by me. YMMV.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-23-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,190
Posted By Sandy Swede
This. Thanks, Prof_T.

This. Thanks, Prof_T.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-21-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,483
Posted By Sandy Swede
Not surprising. Probably the best use of this...

Not surprising. Probably the best use of this resource now. I wonder how many FEMA trailers remain available and in habitable condition?
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-21-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,195
Posted By Sandy Swede
As to those who have a fully refundable deposit...

As to those who have a fully refundable deposit on a new RV, what is your exposure if you cancel now vs the potential hit in value if you proceed with the purchase?


RV sales, as well as all...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-21-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,752
Posted By Sandy Swede
Only under three conditions: 1. Drive wheels...

Only under three conditions:
1. Drive wheels only
2. Less than $200 per tire
3. Tires are checked by an expert for dry rot

Why do you suppose the tires have been sitting in a warehouse for 3...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-15-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,867
Posted By Sandy Swede
I just now pulled up the research page for CWH in...

I just now pulled up the research page for CWH in one of my investment accounts. Very interesting.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-15-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Sandy Swede
How old are you folks? If you are older than,...

How old are you folks?
If you are older than, say, 65, I would not fly at this time or for the next 60 - 90 days. Not only due the health risk of being in close proximity to potentially...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-13-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 19,427
Posted By Sandy Swede
Just saw a chiron on _______ News stating the...

Just saw a chiron on _______ News stating the President Trump will declare a national emergency due to the corona virus. Confirmation and details to follow.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-13-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 19,427
Posted By Sandy Swede
We were planning a coast-to-coast trip via...

We were planning a coast-to-coast trip via Florida from Delaware starting in early May. The DW and I have not been to the national parks in Cali, Oregon, or Washington and I would hate to miss them...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-01-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By Sandy Swede
Thanks for your suggestions, Craig36, just what I...

Thanks for your suggestions, Craig36, just what I am looking for to make this work.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-01-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By Sandy Swede
This brings up an interesting question. Does...

This brings up an interesting question. Does Newmar still qualify as "being in business?" I owned a Newmar and wouldn't think twice about buying a new or used unit, even though Newmar was bought...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-01-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,829
Posted By Sandy Swede
I hope we do not, but I am concerned that we will...

I hope we do not, but I am concerned that we will see more of this, especially in the travel and luxury sectors. In fact, most big-ticket items will likely take a hit as CV-19 plays out. The...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-01-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,829
Posted By Sandy Swede
Given the declining number of holes in my belt,...

Given the declining number of holes in my belt, my answer would have to be, "Too much."
And by the way, this is not my fault, I'm just a victim here. Ya, I know, probably should not be allowed in a...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-01-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By Sandy Swede
How best to sell my salvaged Hydro-Hot parts

Looking for your thoughts on how best to sell my salvaged Hydro-Hot parts. First, a little background. I recently replaced my 2005 Hydro-Hot with a new Aqua-Hot unit. The old one failed due to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-27-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Sandy Swede
My error - I missed your post. Knowing, that,...

My error - I missed your post. Knowing, that, are you not marginal as to weight specs? I still have the concerns mentioned. What's that old bromide - "Just because you can, should you?"
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-27-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Sandy Swede
Until we have the GCWR of the TV, no meaningful...

Until we have the GCWR of the TV, no meaningful assistance may be rendered.


This is just my opinion based on experience, but towing 12k to 14k lbs up a 6 -7 % grade with a 3/4 T gasser, even if...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-27-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By Sandy Swede
FMCA over Good Sam without a doubt. If you want...

FMCA over Good Sam without a doubt. If you want to step up in coverage, check out Coach.Net. Have had it for years and never been disappointed. Will cost more than FMCA, but compare coverage.

...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-26-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Sandy Swede
As with other posters, I don't know of any sites...

As with other posters, I don't know of any sites that would do this. The logistics of creating a website would be prohibitive.


However, Mike, you bring up an interesting question that may...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-26-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,577
Posted By Sandy Swede
Our previous Dutch Star was a 2 piece, current...

Our previous Dutch Star was a 2 piece, current Beaver is a one piece. No discernible difference. We went from the 40' DS to the 36' Beaver and the maneuverability is much better. I can really whip...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 02-17-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,918
Posted By Sandy Swede
x2. We live in a summer resort area (Delaware...

x2. We live in a summer resort area (Delaware beaches). Same thing here, but not just Verizon. Even some locations in our house have poor service. Dropped calls are the worst.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-16-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By Sandy Swede
1. Although there are always exceptions, a...

1. Although there are always exceptions, a Cummins 5.9 is a good engine. There are only about a gazillion of them in service. Others will chime in with what to look for in the 5.9.
2. A $25k DP...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-08-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By Sandy Swede
Another vote for Toyos.

Another vote for Toyos.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-30-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By Sandy Swede
Put yourself in the shoes of a potential buyer...

Put yourself in the shoes of a potential buyer for your rig. They are assembling a list of coaches just like, or similar to, yours. You must do your homework to find the low end of the price points...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-28-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,502
Posted By Sandy Swede
"TIP: Don't forget you can also jump your house...

"TIP: Don't forget you can also jump your house batteries to your engine battery by just adding one (thick) battery cable from the positive post of the engine battery to the end of the house...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-27-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By Sandy Swede
x2, Never thought it was a good idea to be...

x2, Never thought it was a good idea to be penny-wise & pound foolish, especially when considering the penalty if you are wrong or unlucky (i.e., the cost of a diesel engine or even its major...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-24-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By Sandy Swede
What kind of research did you do before you...

What kind of research did you do before you bought it and what did you find? At this point, all we can do is give you validation or scare the bujeebers out of you. :laugh:


Naw, actually some...
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