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Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-26-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By NITEHAWK
Back in the days when we had DirecTV we were told...

Back in the days when we had DirecTV we were told to wait until it was after 5:00 PM east of the Mississippi to call DirecTV so we would get someone west of the Mississippi that knew what an RV was....
Forum: New Member Check-In 11-24-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By NITEHAWK
I think, because our coach is a 1989 Foretravel...

I think, because our coach is a 1989 Foretravel class A in super nice condition, that we have yet to be handed a mobile RV mechanic's card.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-23-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,265
Posted By NITEHAWK
I have to say:"DO what you want to do." (You will...

I have to say:"DO what you want to do." (You will anyway)
There are people who ask for advice and then insist they know everything, so they ignore the advice.
BUT, please let us know if and when...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-23-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,723
Posted By NITEHAWK
We stayed at Palo Duro Rim CG about 5-6 years ago...

We stayed at Palo Duro Rim CG about 5-6 years ago on our way back to Wisconsin.
Did some workcamping, things like picking up all windblown trash, totally cleaning the water supply house, and general...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-21-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 62,637
Posted By NITEHAWK
The resort to profanity means the loss of the...

The resort to profanity means the loss of the argument.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-20-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 16,313
Posted By NITEHAWK
Two years ago I had a Jeep Cherokee try playing...

Two years ago I had a Jeep Cherokee try playing with us on a divided highway.
We would speed up to pass and he would speed up to keep us from passing.
We would slow down and he would match us up to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-20-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,642
Posted By NITEHAWK
Steve 716. I notice your location is in Georgia. ...

Steve 716. I notice your location is in Georgia.
I wonder if you have different conditions than I have here in Northern Wisconsin?
Do your night time temps occasionally get to -20? Do you get about...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-20-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,194
Posted By NITEHAWK
Cruzer, do what I do during the times I know I...

Cruzer, do what I do during the times I know I will NOT be using the block heater. I trip the breaker to the "OFF" position.
Do that and your furry companion can lean on the switch all he wants....
Forum: Just Conversation 11-19-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 62,637
Posted By NITEHAWK
I'm finally done doing any fixing on our coach....

I'm finally done doing any fixing on our coach. (ME!!)
Forum: Just Conversation 11-19-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,135
Posted By NITEHAWK
Just a heads-up here. Amazon isn't the only one...

Just a heads-up here. Amazon isn't the only one with problems.
Try giving a bad rating for anyone on E-bay.
NOT POSSIBLE!!!! It is not allowed. Only "good" ratings.
Try to do it. Ain't gonna...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-19-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By NITEHAWK
For what it is worth: Make things easier for...

For what it is worth: Make things easier for yourself by checking one vehicle at a time.
Also, auto parts store sell a 7 pin tester plug that has LEDs on the back end that light up with the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-18-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,207
Posted By NITEHAWK
I didn't see anywhere where anyone suggested a...

I didn't see anywhere where anyone suggested a poor battery cable connection.
I would check and clean the posts and cable ends and verify current flow.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-18-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 60
Posted By NITEHAWK
We replaced our Parallax 7400 55A series, after...

We replaced our Parallax 7400 55A series, after it just quit this summer, with a Powermax 45Amp three stage converter/battery charger.
Simple installation except it is about 1" wider than the old...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-18-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,194
Posted By NITEHAWK
Boy, talk about old technology here! Our 32...

Boy, talk about old technology here!
Our 32 year old Foretravel coach has a "wall" switch mounted on the foot end of the bed platform, near the floor, that lights up (red) when the block heater is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-15-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By NITEHAWK
Go to your local building supply store and look...

Go to your local building supply store and look for an adapter that is used to compensate for the increased floor height around the flange. It makes up for adding something like floor tile--maybe do...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-13-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By NITEHAWK
Got a cap on the truck? Run the generator with...

Got a cap on the truck? Run the generator with the rear window propped open and the truck back end facing away and the noise level won't be bad in the trailer.
Even just propping the back end open...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-13-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,812
Posted By NITEHAWK
All good suggestions, but here are a few that I...

All good suggestions, but here are a few that I would add:
I use my HWH leveling jacks to raise the side of the coach opposite the drain faucets, then return to level after dripping stops.
I leave...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-13-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,812
Posted By NITEHAWK
All good suggestions, but here are a few that I...

All good suggestions, but here are a few that I would add:
I use my HWH leveling jacks to raise the side of the coach opposite the drain faucets, then return to level after dripping stops.
I leave...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-12-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By NITEHAWK
Take the new part and use it as a pattern for one...

Take the new part and use it as a pattern for one made out of heavy gauge sheet metal. Then return the flimsy plastic piece for your refund.
I think what you have is primarily a deflector and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-12-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,642
Posted By NITEHAWK
Ever wonder if the dealer's stock of RVs with...

Ever wonder if the dealer's stock of RVs with generators are diligently/religiously exercised every month per Mfrs instructions?
We have a storage lot at our local Tiffin dealer here in Northern...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-11-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,169
Posted By NITEHAWK
WOW!! And I was almost complaining about...

WOW!! And I was almost complaining about $50/month for indoor storage for our 36' coach.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-09-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 868
Posted By NITEHAWK
Are your jacks extended to the point that they...

Are your jacks extended to the point that they are almost out all the way?
I used to put wood or cement blocks under the jacks on my "C" in order to minimize the jack extension. Short, minimum made...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-07-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By NITEHAWK
Heating RV: Electric vs Propane

OK, how is it out there?
Now that propane and electric have both gone thru the roof, which is cheaper to heat your RV, full timers?
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-07-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,661
Posted By NITEHAWK
Every time I have been in the hospital (way too...

Every time I have been in the hospital (way too many times in the last two years, by the way) I have brought up the subject that there are more and more full time RVers, with pets, that need a place...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-05-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By NITEHAWK
Save yourself some aggravation. Go to a $$...

Save yourself some aggravation.
Go to a $$ store and get a couple gallons of 5% vinegar. Drain the water heater. Fill it with the 5% and turn on the water heater for 24 hours.
Flush thoroughly...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-05-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By NITEHAWK
First let me state that the DW made a stone guard...

First let me state that the DW made a stone guard and I collaborated with her.
Cheap, used bungee cord, carabiners, stainless eyelets, and nylon thread.
I attached pictures, but our Saturn Vue was...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-05-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,054
Posted By NITEHAWK
Isn't there a separate website for this subject...

Isn't there a separate website for this subject matter?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-03-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,218
Posted By NITEHAWK
Oh, Oh, now the coach builders are building...

Oh, Oh, now the coach builders are building ultra, ultra light do it yourself class A motor coaches.
Quality control and competent labor shortage must be really severe.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-02-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By NITEHAWK
We have the Blue Ox tow bar Advanta and the...

We have the Blue Ox tow bar Advanta and the Readybrake and zero problems now for the entire ten years we have had them.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 11-02-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By NITEHAWK
Just out of curiosity. How many people are you...

Just out of curiosity.
How many people are you cooking for when you are using your RV?
I am 79+ and use either our Weber Q1000 or a small Coleman grill. Either one is big enough to cook for four if...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-02-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By NITEHAWK
At 79+ I am the oldest in our family line, so I...

At 79+ I am the oldest in our family line, so I no longer worry about the DW getting a call about the patriarch of our line dying. I think I might know.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-01-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,690
Posted By NITEHAWK
Irregardless of what type heater you purchase,...

Irregardless of what type heater you purchase, Safety is prime, so a monitor for oxygen level is important. To reduce operating cost use a fan to circulate the air that becomes stratified (warm air...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-01-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,215
Posted By NITEHAWK
Strange. Nobody has mentioned the leaking front...

Strange. Nobody has mentioned the leaking front window issue with older Class Cs.
All the wind buffeting it and the subsequent deterioration of the integrity of the structure and seals around that...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-27-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 945
Posted By NITEHAWK
Do yourself a favor. Carefully and thoroughly...

Do yourself a favor. Carefully and thoroughly inspect that front top window.
Class C's with that window arrangement have had issues with leaking and I would be concerned because of the age of your...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-27-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 62,637
Posted By NITEHAWK
Don't know the source, but:"The mind can only...

Don't know the source, but:"The mind can only absorb what the backside can endure."
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-27-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By NITEHAWK
Forget the sloshing ice gambit. You can't swerve...

Forget the sloshing ice gambit. You can't swerve hard enough to get the ice to move around much without tipping your rig over.
Go to Youtube and check it out. Others have tried it and found out it...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 10-26-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,314
Posted By NITEHAWK
Jealousy?

Jealousy?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-26-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,959
Posted By NITEHAWK
For almost ten years now (some years we went...

For almost ten years now (some years we went south) we kept our coach in a pole barn 30 miles away. No heat. No electric.
Didn't go near the coach for about six months each time.
Never started our...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-26-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By NITEHAWK
My driver's side rear HWH kickdown jack wouldn't...

My driver's side rear HWH kickdown jack wouldn't retract.
So I crawled under the coach with a percussion persuasion device and a can of WD-40. (hammer, but didn't use it)
I sprayed the pivot...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-25-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By NITEHAWK
LUBE

LUBE
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-25-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,215
Posted By NITEHAWK
In reality, the point I was kidding about was the...

In reality, the point I was kidding about was the fact that almost anything can and will go bad or break down. It doesn't always have to be the drive train. The drive trains, be Ford, GM or Fiat, are...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-25-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,215
Posted By NITEHAWK
And most of the class Cs have a warning sign...

And most of the class Cs have a warning sign right across the front hood:
FORD, which is an abbreviation for Fix Or Repair Daily!!!!!
OH OH!!??
Forum: Just Conversation 10-25-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,145
Posted By NITEHAWK
I remember serving an apprenticeship at Beloit...

I remember serving an apprenticeship at Beloit Iron Works back in 1962.
Got paid $1.00/hour which came out to $37.50 a week after taxes.
And I lived good!!! Paid rent, bought all my meals and gas....
Forum: Just Conversation 10-24-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 62,637
Posted By NITEHAWK
W.C. Fields said he doesn't drink water because...

W.C. Fields said he doesn't drink water because fish swim in it, go to the bathroom in it, and have sex in it.
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 10-23-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,243
Posted By NITEHAWK
After she complained about me leaving the toilet...

After she complained about me leaving the toilet seat up I had to open my big mouth and tell her not to worry, that her behind was so wide that she couldn't fall in.
Forum: Just Conversation 10-23-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,145
Posted By NITEHAWK
I remember wrapping oats when we were getting...

I remember wrapping oats when we were getting ready for threshing time. Wrapping a few stems around a bundle and then stacking them in "clumps'
(all this right after my uncle bought his farm and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-21-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By NITEHAWK
My DW taught me to go slow and test...

My DW taught me to go slow and test one---ONE---contact, connection at a time using my test light.
Then, using my battery charger set at 2A I test all connections separately from each other....
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-20-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By NITEHAWK
Class C? We had one with that engine. Exhaust...

Class C?
We had one with that engine. Exhaust manifold bolts stripped out the threads in the heads. Turns out heads are very expensive and hard to find.
Also, the tranny is not very robust. Ours...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-17-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By NITEHAWK
Don't. Just don't. Almost all RVs are made for...

Don't. Just don't.
Almost all RVs are made for any weather but winter.
Forum: Just Conversation 10-17-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,145
Posted By NITEHAWK
Lived on a lake when I was a kid. Didn't have any...

Lived on a lake when I was a kid. Didn't have any bait shops within a decent distance and it wouldn't have mattered anyway! Didn't have any money!
But we did usually have chicken dinner on Sunday so...
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