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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-20-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By raeburn2000
With the black tank, more water is your friend. ...

With the black tank, more water is your friend. If you leave the valve open, all the water will trickle out leaving the solids in the tank or hose. Best practice is to let the tank fill to the 100%...
Forum: Rexhall RV Owner's Forum 10-13-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By raeburn2000
Different model but mine is located near the HDMI...

Different model but mine is located near the HDMI Splittet / DVD Player. It’s on the side of the cabinet. Just a wall plate with a small push button that lights up when it’s on
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-07-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By raeburn2000
I am constantly forgetting to turn off the...

I am constantly forgetting to turn off the headlights every time I park. I usually notice them when setting up and have to ask the DW to turn them off AGAIN for me. She’s always so glad to assist.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-01-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By raeburn2000
We’ve been using the CoPilot GPS app for RV’s and...

We’ve been using the CoPilot GPS app for RV’s and it has worked well for the past three years. You can customize your RV profile, select the types of roads you prefer (or avoid), and it relies on...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-17-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By raeburn2000
I wouldn’t worry too much about the weather. ...

I wouldn’t worry too much about the weather. It’s possible that this area could get an early snow, but generally it’s not too much and would melt quickly. We frequently go by there every...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-17-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By raeburn2000
I second the SunPass Pro idea. It works well...

I second the SunPass Pro idea. It works well with the EZ Pass system although I don’t know if you get the state discounts.
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 08-10-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By raeburn2000
I agree take the cat with you. Just make sure...

I agree take the cat with you. Just make sure that he has at least one “safe” place away from the dogs where he can sleep and relax and have the liter box in a good location that’s separate from the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-13-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By raeburn2000
We’ve been using the EEZ RV Products TPMS system...

We’ve been using the EEZ RV Products TPMS system for the last three years without any problems. Easy to order from Amazon or directly from them, easy to install and set up, and great customer...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-28-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By raeburn2000
EEZ RV Products makes a reliable TPMS

We’ve had a EEZ RV Product TPMS (available through their website or Amazon) for the last three years and haven’t had any problems. They make a flow through and a non-flow thru sensor. I had to...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-21-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By raeburn2000
Pacific Coast During Winter Months

Thanks in advance to all of you who respond.

We are thinking about doing a Pacific Coast trip next winter instead of heading towards the Gulf. Starting in the San Diego area in early December and...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-14-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,321
Posted By raeburn2000
We have already made all of our reservations for...

We have already made all of our reservations for next winter. The more popular spots are already full. Had to go to our third or fourth choices in some locations.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-08-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By raeburn2000
We don’t have your particular model. I assume...

We don’t have your particular model. I assume that it’s a wireless system. If it’s that rear tires that occasionally drop out, you might want to consider purchasing a repeater.

We have a 35 ft...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-05-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By raeburn2000
Hwy 85 is Fine

We were out there last summer. Took Hwy 85 south out of North Dakota. Very easy trip. Good road. Just a little busy at the highway.

Have fun TRNP is beautiful.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-02-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By raeburn2000
We’ve used CoPilot RV for the last 2+ years and...

We’ve used CoPilot RV for the last 2+ years and over 18,000 miles and have not had any problems. The software does take some getting used to in order to plan your trips, but after the first couple...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-01-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By raeburn2000
Birmingham AL is around 4 hrs. There’s a...

Birmingham AL is around 4 hrs. There’s a campground just south of Hoover that’s just off I-65. I believe it’s called Birmingham South. A little pricey but not bad for an overnight.
...
Forum: South Central Region 03-14-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By raeburn2000
We have done both. Neither one is very exciting....

We have done both. Neither one is very exciting. The Rosewell route has less traffic, but the 2 lane road has lots of tanker trucks on it.

If you go thru Rosewell, stop at the Alien Museum. It’s...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-22-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By raeburn2000
Go ahead and take a chance

We have travelled about 160 days since COVID started. Campgrounds have adapted to the new normal. Some activities have been cancelled and common areas often have restrictions, but it seems to be...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-22-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By raeburn2000
No Worries

There is usually plenty of room near the registration area to take your car off the dolly. A couple of times we had to drive to a nearby parking lot to take the car off or put it back on.

Most...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-13-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By raeburn2000
Camco Heated Hose

We’ve used the “Camco 25 Ft TASTEPure Heated Drinking Water Hose with Energy Saving Thermostat - Lead and BPA Free (22911)” for the past two years for sub-freezing temperatures and have never had any...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-24-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,178
Posted By raeburn2000
Vehicle Jump Start Kit

I asked a guy who works for a local semi truck tow outfit what he would recommend. He used a heavy duty jump start kit that works fine for semi engines, RVs, or cars. They cost about $160 on Amazon....
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-21-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By raeburn2000
We use CVS or Walgreens

The nice thing about using a nationwide chain is that a prescription sent to one store can be pulled up at any of their locations. We always have our doctor send it to our home store than just find...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-24-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By raeburn2000
Obvious answer, but if you recently bought...

Obvious answer, but if you recently bought propane, maybe the regulator is closed or excess flow valve tripped closed. Try closing the propane regulator and then opening it slowly. That should also...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-24-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By raeburn2000
Same to you! Keep it between the ditches.

Same to you! Keep it between the ditches.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-16-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By raeburn2000
Yes. CO is a byproduct of the combustion of the...

Yes. CO is a byproduct of the combustion of the fuel. It will accumulate inside the garage without proper ventilation. Its heavier than air and will tend to build up along the floor. Unfortunately...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-29-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,570
Posted By raeburn2000
Buy a Commercial Vehicle Jump Kit

We have had to park the RV at a non-power storage facility for the past two years. Even though I’m pretty strict on shutting everything off, I’ve had two instances where the Chassis batteries were...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-29-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By raeburn2000
Head South First

We usually head south on I-57 and try and get as far as West Memphis the first night. Either Tom Sawyer or the West Memphis KOA. Then west on I-40 and down towards Dallas on I-30. It’s about 4 hrs...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-19-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By raeburn2000
Just got back from UP

We just got back last week from a two week trip. The weather the first few days were rainy and cold 50/30, but the last 7-8 were great 65/50.

Late September is really the optimum time for seeing...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-12-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,162
Posted By raeburn2000
Check with your State DMV

We have a Master Tow Dolly Model 80THD and have over 15,000 miles on it. Agree with getting the largest width that your RV will let you tow.

As far as lights, I believe that some states have a...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-29-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By raeburn2000
Possible Recall?

We had a controller issue that allowed the slides to move by themselves at random times while parked. We took it twice to the Dealer and once to a repair shop. Neither of them could replicate or...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-21-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By raeburn2000
Yes - If you like a soft bed

We bought a standard king topper and cut it down to the correct dimensions for the RV King. 10 minutes of work beats the higher cost. Same with the sheets. Just bought a standard king set.

We...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-08-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By raeburn2000
We did a few days at 10,000 ft in summer of 2019...

We did a few days at 10,000 ft in summer of 2019 in our Class A gasser. No problems with the engine or generator, although your mpg will be poor.

Dealer warned us about furnace and aqua-hot, but...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-26-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,836
Posted By raeburn2000
Not a bad road

We made the trip last July in a similar set-up. Roads were in decent shape but a lot of oil field trucks going up and down that road.

Stayed at the Carlsbad KOA which is about 30 minutes north of...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-14-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,366
Posted By raeburn2000
Second for Mama Gerties

This is a second for Mama Gerties. The mountain top sites have wonderful views but have some highway noise. The lower sites are smaller but definitely a pleasant view. I believe the upper sites...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-13-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By raeburn2000
Good Roads Except for Iowa

Just came back from Wyoming two weeks ago. Very little construction on I-80 west of I-55. Roads were generally in good condition except for Iowa which was very rough. Kudos for Nebraska on the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-09-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By raeburn2000
Thanks to Lippert

A big thanks to Lippert for honoring their warranty. We received a check for the full repair amount from them approx 6 weeks after the incident.

Good to see a company stand by their warranty and...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-04-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By raeburn2000
We’ve stayed once at Wisconsin Dells Wannabe RV...

We’ve stayed once at Wisconsin Dells Wannabe RV Park. Good sites with shade a little farther from the attractions but not too bad.

Avoid the KOA (next to train tracks) and Sherwood Forest (ok for...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-28-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By raeburn2000
Carthage TX Repair Company

We blew a hydraulic hose on our Lippert levelers. Thor had installed the hoses so that they were rubbing up against the steel frame. Needless to say, road vibration rubbed a hole through the hose...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-11-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,488
Posted By raeburn2000
Try pulling the gas valve and burner assembly

I had the exact same problem this week. Sounds very similar to what you are describing. You can hear the ignitor clicking but no whoosh that indicates that they main burner lights and no warm air...
Forum: New Member Check-In 09-04-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By raeburn2000
Master RV Video Series

I found this video fairly helpful. Especially how to turn and the dots on the mirrors. Their other videos are pretty good also.

My first experience driving a Class A was through downtown Houston...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-25-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By raeburn2000
Second for Stella Mare

Second vote for Stella Mare in Galveston. A little pricey, but the nicest resort in the area. Lots of activities during the winter months. Pool is heated (they claim) but chilly if the wind is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-06-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By raeburn2000
Should be ok...

Either TX Tag or EZ Tag can be used on most toll roads across the country now. Same with Florida’s SunTag. There is an standardized agreement in place.

However, you should Google the toll road...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-06-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By raeburn2000
Savannah in January

I realize that it’s getting late in the year, but any good recommendations for campgrounds near Savannah, Georgia?

We will be in Asheville in December and we’re thinking about Savannah in...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-17-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By raeburn2000
We looked at their Katy branch and the poor...

We looked at their Katy branch and the poor reviews are typical for what we experienced. We ended up going up to Willis when we got serious about purchasing. They are much more knowledgeable about...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 05-29-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By raeburn2000
If you hold the up or down button 10 seconds...

If you hold the up or down button 10 seconds after it stops it should re-zero the rotation counters. You might have to do this two or three times. We often have that problem if we use it when not...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-30-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,510
Posted By raeburn2000
Even Split with my 2

Daughter loves camping and goes every 3-4 weekends rain, snow, or sunshine. Son loves camping as well, but his wife is more of a hotel person.
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