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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By glwinger
Since you are paying for the inspection, ask the...

Since you are paying for the inspection, ask the seller if he will drop the price to deduct what you are paying for the inspection. Depending on what the inspector finds, you can negotiate then....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By glwinger
If you are talking about a foam type pad, they...

If you are talking about a foam type pad, they are easily cut to fit. 72X80 is considered a narrow king mattress. Specially made for RV's.

What is she going to use for fitted sheets?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-20-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By glwinger
Wait until the electric RV's hit the market....

Wait until the electric RV's hit the market. Drive 2-300 miles and the wait 8-12 hours for a recharge. Ford it touting their Lighting and saying it get up to 400 mile per charge. Of course that's...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-18-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,922
Posted By glwinger
Is Newmar or Ford going to extend the warranty...

Is Newmar or Ford going to extend the warranty for the time it sits? Since it's a Ford issue, you should get some sort of warranty extension.
My wife drives a 2013 Kia Sportage. There was a recall...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-18-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By glwinger
My old trailer had an overflow on tank, which...

My old trailer had an overflow on tank, which also acted like a vent for air to enter the tank. The one I have now has the vent right next to the fill port.
Forum: Just Conversation 07-16-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By glwinger
We have tried repellents, traps and moth balls....

We have tried repellents, traps and moth balls. They only work for a hsort time. The little vermin eventually get used to the smell. They also seem to be able to take the bait from the trap without...
Forum: Just Conversation 07-16-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By glwinger
I try to stay away for Amazon. Over priced and...

I try to stay away for Amazon. Over priced and unless you have Prime, shipping is high.
We were looking to replace a bird bath heater (yes we cater to the birds in the winter).
Amazon had one that...
Forum: Just Conversation 07-16-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 598
Posted By glwinger
Back in the 70's I worked for RCA. We installed...

Back in the 70's I worked for RCA. We installed business systems in hotel/motel and hospitals. I can still remember terminating the 200 pair cables on the 66 blocks. Worked during the winter while...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-15-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By glwinger
The fact that the major chain dealers, CW, Lazy...

The fact that the major chain dealers, CW, Lazy Days, Campers Inn and General RV, etc, can place large orders. I think the manufacturers give them precedence over the smaller private dealerships....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-15-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By glwinger
Can you see where the drain is connected to the...

Can you see where the drain is connected to the tank? Is it at the bottom of the tank or on the side. The tank may not be emptying completely. Depending on the dimensions of the tank, one inch of...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-15-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,562
Posted By glwinger
I was at my dealer yesterday for an oil change...

I was at my dealer yesterday for an oil change and tire rotation. There were about 30 trucks on the lot, all late model used ones. NOT one new one.
One of the salesman said they cannot order new...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-14-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 844
Posted By glwinger
Our home model is about 20 years old. Before all...

Our home model is about 20 years old. Before all the fancy electronics.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-14-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By glwinger
Remove the jagged piece and fill it with some...

Remove the jagged piece and fill it with some body putty, then sand the profile. Finding paint to match will be hardest part. You can experiment by mixing some model paint in different colors til you...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-14-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,562
Posted By glwinger
Last January we ordered a new Silverado Z71 HD....

Last January we ordered a new Silverado Z71 HD. Everything went smoothly. The only problem was the fact that the 2018 GM strike pushed back the delivery date to 6-8 weeks. Then covid struck. Plants...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-14-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 844
Posted By glwinger
Tankless water heaters depend a lot on the...

Tankless water heaters depend a lot on the temperature of the incoming water.

The flame on the water heater can only produce so many BTU's. The colder the incoming water, the less the flame can...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-13-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By glwinger
I agree. Total lack of outside maintenance. Looks...

I agree. Total lack of outside maintenance. Looks like they tried to use a harsh abrasive or acidic cleaner and scotchbrite pads. Front bumper looks like it was buffed through the paint.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-11-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By glwinger
Whatever you do, do not use regular silicone seal...

Whatever you do, do not use regular silicone seal (RTV). It's the hardest one to remove. If you don't get completely off, nothing else will stick to it.

DAP Kwick Seal for kitchen and bath is a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-10-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By glwinger
There are numerous silicone removers out there....

There are numerous silicone removers out there. Just find a good name brand one
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 07-10-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By glwinger
One strange thing about my experience, we had...

One strange thing about my experience, we had been on the NY Thruway for almost 90 miles getting to the campground and the transaction list did not show the double charges for that part of the trip....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-10-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,505
Posted By glwinger
Wasn't a 'J". This was a PA roadside rest...

Wasn't a 'J". This was a PA roadside rest area.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-09-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,505
Posted By glwinger
On the flip side, we pulled into a rest stop on...

On the flip side, we pulled into a rest stop on I79 in PA. It was small rest area and there were about 10 designated spots for trucks and Rv's along the side. When we pulled in we found cars parked...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-09-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,135
Posted By glwinger
OP says it is the fresh water tank plug dripping.

OP says it is the fresh water tank plug dripping.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-08-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,135
Posted By glwinger
If you're going to route it to the side, or just...

If you're going to route it to the side, or just put a right angle on it and then a valve, make sure you support the pipe. Constant bouncing of the extended piece may cause the connection on the tank...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 07-08-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By glwinger
Vehicles are still made to get the best mileage...

Vehicles are still made to get the best mileage at 55-60 mph. This goes back to the 70's era when gas prices were relatively high and cars were bigger.
I have found that towing above 60, results in...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 07-08-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By glwinger
EZ pass

We returned from a trip through New York recently. checking my EZ pass account showed that the EZ pass reader detected both my truck pass and the motorcycle pass. The bike was inside the trailer and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-08-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By glwinger
I worked at a local hospital for over 30 years....

I worked at a local hospital for over 30 years. We had to attend fire extinguisher demonstrations every year, hands on.

One thing to remember is to be a safe distance from the fire before using...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-08-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,505
Posted By glwinger
Confronting them and taking pictures could have...

Confronting them and taking pictures could have escalated into an all out brawl.

I was parked in a Flying J lot and made sure I pulled into a spot the was far away from the parked trucks. When we...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-08-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By glwinger
You can go to the Dometic site and download the...

You can go to the Dometic site and download the manuals for their refrigerators.

https://www.dometic.com/en-us/outdoor/food-and-beverage/refrigerators/rv-refrigerators
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-05-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By glwinger
I always put gallon jugs of frozen water my...

I always put gallon jugs of frozen water my refrig before turning it on.

Takes about 1/2 as long to cool down.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-05-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By glwinger
That what my Norcold has. You to look closely to...

That what my Norcold has. You to look closely to see the little slide lock.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-05-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By glwinger
The electric/ propane absorption refrigerators...

The electric/ propane absorption refrigerators use 12 volts supplied by the converter, when on shore power, or the battery when shore power is disconnected. Sounds like the battery disconnect switch...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-02-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,767
Posted By glwinger
My 2006 Silverado 5.3 had 295 HP. Big improvement...

My 2006 Silverado 5.3 had 295 HP. Big improvement now.

Another thing to think about is the gear ratio of the rear end and the transmission. Mine has the 3:42 gears and a six speed.

Pulling...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-01-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,767
Posted By glwinger
I agree. I have a 2015 Silverado Z71 with the 5.3...

I agree. I have a 2015 Silverado Z71 with the 5.3 and HD tow package. No problem with power pulling my 28 ft. toy hauler.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-30-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By glwinger
The hitch doesn't seem to be damaged. It looks...

The hitch doesn't seem to be damaged. It looks like the hitch head slid in the slot in the shank bar. Probably from jerking the tow strap/cable while trying to pull the machine out. It may have...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-25-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By glwinger
:laugh::laugh::laugh::thumb:

:laugh::laugh::laugh::thumb:
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-25-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,282
Posted By glwinger
I've seen that also. Of course if the...

I've seen that also. Of course if the non-handicapped take the spot, they are automatically considered mentally handicapped. I've been known to comment loudly at that point.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-24-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,282
Posted By glwinger
And they are ones that will circle and circle a...

And they are ones that will circle and circle a parking lot just to get a closer spot. They may have a health issue, but that's what handicap spots are for if they have a placard.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-24-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,767
Posted By glwinger
I have a 2015 Silverado Z71 with HD tow package...

I have a 2015 Silverado Z71 with HD tow package with the 5.3. I pull a 30 foot toy hauler that loaded with the bike and all our stuff probably weighs about 7000lbs.
Never had any problems with a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-23-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By glwinger
They knew it had a roof leak problem when you...

They knew it had a roof leak problem when you brought it in. You took it in on the date of the appointment and they left it sit for another 3 weeks knowing it was leaking. Then another 7 weeks after...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-05-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By glwinger
Is the gas cap vented? In high temp situation,...

Is the gas cap vented? In high temp situation, the gas fumes may be expanding in the tank causing a vacuum lock. The vent may be plugged. You can try palcing the cap in a container of Seafoam. It may...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-05-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By glwinger
Is this what you're looking for? ...

Is this what you're looking for?
https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=37997


https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/images/products/Valves/400/22259psku.jpg
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-01-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By glwinger
If you can't find the correct height, you can...

If you can't find the correct height, you can stack shorter ones. Just use longer screws.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-01-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By glwinger
The problems with the decals is that the...

The problems with the decals is that the manufacturers are buying ones made with cheaper and thinner vinyl. Also, the prep before installing the decals is poor, the surface must be completely clean...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-26-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By glwinger
A lot depends on what they use and how it is...

A lot depends on what they use and how it is applied. If it is just a spray on, wipe off process it is basically worthless. The professional application is time consuming and tedious. I doubt if the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-26-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,450
Posted By glwinger
I carry a 15 foot sewer hose and a 5 foot...

I carry a 15 foot sewer hose and a 5 foot extension. Two 25 foot fresh water hoses and one of the cheaper expandable hoses for flushing.

30 foot power cable that came with the trailer and a 25...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-23-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,021
Posted By glwinger
On my 2015 Silverado with the HD tow package and ...

On my 2015 Silverado with the HD tow package and integrated brake controller, the braking system will recognize the trailer sway and automatically adjust the trucks braking to try and eliminate the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-21-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 31,258
Posted By glwinger
This has been going on for a month now. Has an...

This has been going on for a month now. Has an attorney ever been contacted? The longer it takes the less chance there is to getting Camping World to admit to causing the damage. They may say they...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-20-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,021
Posted By glwinger
I replaced the passenger car rated tires on my...

I replaced the passenger car rated tires on my Silverado 1500 Z71 with HD towing package , with Cooper Discoverer AT3 load range E. What a difference. No more tire squat which contributes to...
Forum: Just Conversation 05-18-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By glwinger
One thing you have to remember. The Chromebooks...

One thing you have to remember. The Chromebooks have limited storage capacity. If you use multiple software packages, you will not have enough space to store them. Most are limited to 16-32gb. Plus,...
Forum: Just Conversation 05-18-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,025
Posted By glwinger
Here's an oldie but goodie about deer crossings: ...

Here's an oldie but goodie about deer crossings:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RQqVPaTtUg
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