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Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-03-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By smithbill
I just CAN NOT get used the 'new English' that...

I just CAN NOT get used the 'new English' that everyone is using these days... sigh...

(Good one!)
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-03-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By smithbill
And THAT is why you guys are better than a whole...

And THAT is why you guys are better than a whole INTERNET of links...

In order of the responses...

MrMark52 - Thanks for the reminder. I have read a lot about that magnet, but more reminders...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-03-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By smithbill
W22/Allison Transmission fluid change sequence...

I hope this will be a quick and easy question to answer... I have my new TES-668 fluid and Allison filter ready to do my change this weekend. I can't remember when (in the sequence) I need to trade...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-03-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By smithbill
Hey Ed - You seem to have a 'connection' to...

Hey Ed - You seem to have a 'connection' to recalls that I should check on as well... I can post my VIN publicly here if you would prefer, or I can PM it to you directly.

Or you can tell me to go...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-01-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By smithbill
Towed vehicle braking systems...

I recently picked up a 'toad' with everything but the braking system. I towed it back from CA behind my 2004 Dolphin 35' with no trouble. The previous owner pulled it with a DP and of course 'never...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 07-25-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By smithbill
Newb here looking for 'instructions'

I entered the world of Class A ownership about a year ago with the purchase of a 2004 Dolphin (gotta correct my signature) on a W22 chassis. I bought it at ~73K and currently at just over 85K. So far...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 07-24-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By smithbill
2003 Dolphin - Onan 5500 generator question...

Folks - I was 'Wallydocking' recently in the Texas heat of Fort Stockton and my generator cut out on me a bunch of times overnight. I was sleeping (until my wife and I got overheated and woke up)...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-24-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By smithbill
I know this is an old string (I started it way...

I know this is an old string (I started it way back in March), but I figure maybe those of you who commented might like to know 'the rest of the story'... I'm guessing most of us on this string are...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-24-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By smithbill
Now here's a coincidence... I was JUST logging on...

Now here's a coincidence... I was JUST logging on to his forum to see if I could give away some new filters I can't use.

The dealer who sold me my 03 Dolphin 'converted' my basement A/C to roof...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-19-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By smithbill
I don't want to start a "mine is better than...

I don't want to start a "mine is better than yours" discussion... To any 'rule' there is likely an exception. I know that I owned and lived in a track home for 20+ years and while my neighbors all...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-18-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By smithbill
I wish my dolphin had a switch or even just a...

I wish my dolphin had a switch or even just a blank so I could add one. How MANY times at the dump site I'm finished and would love to wash my hands with the external shower there and have to shout...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-18-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By smithbill
Just when you thought I had stopped asking questions...

I'm doing a bit of a 'full court press' on my roof - trying to get it finally done and over with. Of course - fixing an RV is like renovating a house... knowing when to finally stop is a challenge.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-13-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By smithbill
Time has passed... more work has been done on the...

Time has passed... more work has been done on the roof... more questions surface...

I have pulled all the sealant off the roof and there is definitely a mix used. I pulled the end cap molding...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-28-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By smithbill
Another weekend of working on the roof... and of...

Another weekend of working on the roof... and of course - more questions.

I may have started this in the wrong sequence - but before I knew what I was dealing with, I started pulling the caulk off...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-23-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By smithbill
I'll attach some pics to see if they make sense....

I'll attach some pics to see if they make sense. Not having any experience with roofing membranes of any type (rubber/TPO/PVC/filon) - I just assumed it would be TPO or EDPM. Considering the coach is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-22-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By smithbill
Pump location..

Having just found mine this past weekend - it was behind the panel in the 'wet bay'. I took way more apart than I needed to - but ultimately, there were 8 sheet metal screws holding the metal panel...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-22-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By smithbill
Yet another DIY roof repair question thread...

Just under a year ago, my wife and I started our Class A RV Adventure with the purchase of a 2003 35' National Dolphin. The rig has been a joy... and an endless destination of work and money (I know...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 03-15-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By smithbill
From dieselcracker: "Distance between sensor...

From dieselcracker:
"Distance between sensor and rotor stator is fairly critical. Make sure the sensors move smoothly but snug in their bores. Sometimes they get knocked back too far from the stator...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 03-15-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By smithbill
Thank you everyone for you quick responses - it's...

Thank you everyone for you quick responses - it's great to have such a helpful community.

I have a couple follow up questions/comments if I may...

MoCo Tom and dieselclacker - I did check each...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 03-14-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By smithbill
ODB2 choices - overwhelming!!

I turn to this forum of 'professionals' (at least - more knowledgeable than me).

I bought a 2003 33' National Dolphin on the W22 chassis last year and while I have put on almost 10K miles in less...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 02-12-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By smithbill
Brake questions...

I think I the 'motherlode' for my questions...

I bought a 2004 National RV Dolphin on a W-22 (?) chassis last year and during vacation last fall encountered a significant rainstorm I drove...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-15-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,317
Posted By smithbill
Thanks for the quick response Ray - appreciate...

Thanks for the quick response Ray - appreciate the information...

Sadly - my 'basement' heat pump got replaced when I bought the unit. Long story - but ultimately the place I bought it from a...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-15-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,317
Posted By smithbill
Back in the Dolphin with more questions...

I'm back in my 2004 National RV 6432 Dolphin (34' Workhorse W22 chassis - Sterling edition) for a couple weeks. As I start off - I have a bunch of questions that (I think?) are relatively simple...
...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-02-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By smithbill
I know this is an old thread (Jan/Feb of this...

I know this is an old thread (Jan/Feb of this year) but I HOPE this revives it...

I recently purchased and started using a 2004 Dolphin on a W22 chassis (8.1/Allison - I don't know which model of...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-01-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By smithbill
Decision is made... we are not going to go. My...

Decision is made... we are not going to go. My family is encouraging me to wait until spring as the quarantine requirement may be over. Besides - traveling in the winter will apparently stress my...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-01-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By smithbill
Thanks for all the input and help. You 'seasoned'...

Thanks for all the input and help. You 'seasoned' owners are a WEALTH of great info.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-01-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By smithbill
(you're right - one has to add some text at the...

(you're right - one has to add some text at the very end of the message for this forum to figure out it's a message)
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-30-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By smithbill
Thank you all for your concerns... 'calling'...

Thank you all for your concerns... 'calling' anyone to check on border crossing seems to be impossible - no official phone numbers are published that I can find. And yes - I am an ex-pat Canadian...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-29-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By smithbill
South Texas to Central British Columbia... now

I am looking to travel to Canada to visit my aging father. Canada requires a 2 week quarantine so I estimate I will need 3 weeks in country. Leaving at the end of October (10/16) as work demands...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-29-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By smithbill
Scooter - here is my VIN: 5B4MP67G933375364 ...

Scooter - here is my VIN: 5B4MP67G933375364

And I don't know where my head was - this is a 2004 (not a 2005 as stated).

I would also point out that I'm an electronic engineer - so I'm well...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-28-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By smithbill
Newb here with a thousand questions...

Greetings fellow RV enthusiasts... I THINK I may have the 'source of all things RV' here in irv2.com forums.

My wife and I started with a Class B about 10 years ago, moved to a B+ about 5 years...
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