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Forum: Vintage RV's 06-24-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 647
Posted By gaugeguy
Vintage Trailer Louvered Aluminum Screen Cloth

I have searched through numerous posts AND the internet and can find absolutely no information about "louvered" or "banded" screen cloth as pictured in the photo.

66089

The last known...
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-24-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By gaugeguy
12v system

Just a thought.
It appears your house battery may be dead as the result of a defunct CONverter. Converter takes 115v AC and converts it to 12-14v DC.
Your INverter does the opposite. Takes 12v DC...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-03-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,856
Posted By gaugeguy
I have been checking the wiring almost all day....

I have been checking the wiring almost all day. The camper 12v wiring comes off of the house battery. Those wires are all a combination of one blue and one green (can't tell if they are 14ga or 16ga)...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-03-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,856
Posted By gaugeguy
How do you install converter on a camp trailer that NEVER HAD ONE before

My daughter has an old (1971) Red Dale camp trailer. It contains a 110v system for 2 lights and the refrigerator. The 12v system is for operating 4 lights and the stove vent fan. There was NO...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 03-11-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,931
Posted By gaugeguy
We have a 2012 Kia Soul at 2600 lbs curb weight....

We have a 2012 Kia Soul at 2600 lbs curb weight. (Honda CRV is around 3500 or so). Bought a 2013 Itasca Navion 24V in January. We will know more later.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-07-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By gaugeguy
We decided

Wife and I would like to thank all RV2 members who responded to our queries over the last two years about mileage, gas and diesel engines, spare parts, repair shops as-well-as a myriad of other...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-28-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,130
Posted By gaugeguy
Winnebago View & Itasca Navion MPG

Can any members out there tell me the mileage they get on the 2011 - 2013 View and Navion models 24K and 24M. It seems the MPG on those with the hump above the cab would get significantly less than...
Forum: Bus Conversions 10-04-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,298
Posted By gaugeguy
Unlikely the bolt punched a hole into the water...

Unlikely the bolt punched a hole into the water jacket in the head. However, the manifold does contain it's own water jacket which is supplied through the head. The gasket between the two must be...
Forum: Bus Conversions 10-02-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,298
Posted By gaugeguy
Thumbs down White smoke coming from the exhaust is normally...

White smoke coming from the exhaust is normally water leaking into one or more combustion chambers. The water vapor should disappear soon after leaving the exhaust pipe. Most such leaks can usually...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By gaugeguy
Are you talking about "cellular" shades?

Are you talking about "cellular" shades?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-28-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By gaugeguy
Below is an older RV forum, but might offer some...

Below is an older RV forum, but might offer some help:

89 eurocoach (https://www.rvmechanic.com/current_category.181/Forum.40907/forum_thread_full.html)

Check post by "cass" who claims to have...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-28-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By gaugeguy
I'm not sure that's the best idea (to go...

I'm not sure that's the best idea (to go shorter), but I understand the cost factor.
Try here and call these guys:

Wiper Arms | AM Equipment (https://www.amequipment.com/products/wiper-arms/)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-22-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By gaugeguy
I'm not sure this will help, but I always start...

I'm not sure this will help, but I always start at Restoration Specialties & Supply for vintage rubber gaskets and fasteners.
To peruse their catalog:

Catalog-PDF...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-21-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,036
Posted By gaugeguy
Our 1975 Winnie originally came with 8.00x16.5...

Our 1975 Winnie originally came with 8.00x16.5 bias-ply tires. The replacement 8.75x16.5 radial Firestones fit very nicely.
The 8.00 and 8.75 refer to the tire width. I can easily slide my hand...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-19-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,036
Posted By gaugeguy
Your wheels are real special on your RV. They fit...

Your wheels are real special on your RV. They fit 1974-1993 Dodge and 1974-1988 Ford trucks. They are "coined" or "dimpled", i.e. every other mounting hole is raised around the edge. My Winnie is...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-17-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,036
Posted By gaugeguy
16.5 tires

We have an old 1975 Winnebago Minnie Winnie with the same wheels. The only thing we could find were Firestone Transforce HT (8.75/R16.5LT). I have seen them from $120.00 to $295.00 each; so shop...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-17-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By gaugeguy
2011 CRV Trailer connector

It appears ALL CRVs will need a trailer wiring harness installed.
It looks rather straight forward for those who have mechanical skills.
Check out this:

Trailer Wiring Harness Installation -...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-17-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,651
Posted By gaugeguy
With both scenarios, my estimation is that the...

With both scenarios, my estimation is that the solenoid is the most likely culprit.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-16-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By gaugeguy
Is there a fuse in the device?

Is there a fuse in the device?
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-16-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 760
Posted By gaugeguy
I'm not absolutely sure, but here is a cut-away...

I'm not absolutely sure, but here is a cut-away photo of one which clearly shows the thermostat:

https://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj59/CtAlucard/Dodge%20Cummins/88e28c11.jpg

Hope this helps!...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-15-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 24,730
Posted By gaugeguy
Winnebago VIA

We have not purchased one as yet. We are looking at the Winnebago View as well. . . . . AND any other Sprinter chassis-based rig; Forest River is one.

I read the Motorhome Magazine forums and, as...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-18-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By gaugeguy
Unfortunately or fortunately our generator is...

Unfortunately or fortunately our generator is equipped with a mechanical fuel pump. There are no instructions in the Onan manual other than "push start" to fire up the engine.
All the fuel lines...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-16-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By gaugeguy
Thanks for the input, folks. I have already...

Thanks for the input, folks.
I have already insulated (wrapped) the tubing inside the compartment. I feel better keeping that fuel line far away from the exhaust pipe.
I believe the answer lies in...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-16-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,598
Posted By gaugeguy
Our 2002 CRV has had Michelin "XRADIAL" tires for...

Our 2002 CRV has had Michelin "XRADIAL" tires for three years. Beast tire we've ever had on that car, bar none!
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-15-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By gaugeguy
Gas generator issues

Recently, our high temperatures have been in excess of 100 deg. and our 1975 3KW Onan (gasoline) vapor-locks after about 45 minutes of running.

The rubber fuel line enters the generator...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-21-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,152
Posted By gaugeguy
It does NOT have a one-piece roof and it only...

It does NOT have a one-piece roof and it only goes to the edges of the where the sides meet. There is a 12 foot aluminum piece at the center of the roof with about 4 feet attached (with a crimp-fold)...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-10-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 24,730
Posted By gaugeguy
Thanks folks for all the input. We live rather...

Thanks folks for all the input. We live rather compactly. It's the features and mileage that count at this time.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-07-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 24,730
Posted By gaugeguy
Your opinion on 2010-2013 Winnebago Via

We're looking hard at the Winnebago VIA (manufactured from 2010 to date with the Mercedes Sprinter chassis). What talk we have heard is they get great mileage (16-20 mpg); keeping in mind that any...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-23-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,132
Posted By gaugeguy
Thanks. Very good information!

Thanks. Very good information!
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-22-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,132
Posted By gaugeguy
Thanks ken, But I wouldn't know where to...

Thanks ken,

But I wouldn't know where to look on the darn thing. I think I need a photo, drawing or something to point me in the right direction.

The unit is an original 1975 Coleman Mach "EL"...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-22-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,711
Posted By gaugeguy
I'm looking specifically at an ACME EZE-TOW....

I'm looking specifically at an ACME EZE-TOW. Looks like it only weighs about 400 lbs. Makes a total tow of 3200 lbs.
I just don't like 4 wheel toads simply because of the unnecessary wear-and-tear...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-21-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,711
Posted By gaugeguy
I'm thinking I'll use a tow dolly with a hyd...

I'm thinking I'll use a tow dolly with a hyd braking system. That way I won't worry about wiring lights, unlocking the steering wheel, geared axles on the ground and a myriad of other towing issues....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-21-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,132
Posted By gaugeguy
Question Roof AC leak, but not at the seal

My roof AC unit leaks during a driving rain storm. When I put the cover over the unit, the leak stops. That indicates to me that the square seal (which is new) is doing it's job.
I searched the...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 12-21-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,329
Posted By gaugeguy
Looks like you used my '02 Honda CRV for testing....

Looks like you used my '02 Honda CRV for testing. COOL!
I believe this will be on my Christmas list.
Great idea!

:Thanx:
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-20-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,931
Posted By gaugeguy
Here's the no BS difference between all the...

Here's the no BS difference between all the batteries in this discussion. Read carefully and you will become an expert on RV batteries.

Deep Cycle Battery FAQ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-18-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,931
Posted By gaugeguy
Two 12 volt batteries are fine as far as I can...

Two 12 volt batteries are fine as far as I can tell. HOWEVER, Do NOT connect them in "series" as with your 6 volt batteries. Check page 2, figure 3 in the link provided and hook them up "parallel"....
Forum: Just Conversation 12-18-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,918
Posted By gaugeguy
Me too. What's up with that?

Me too. What's up with that?
Forum: RV Gourmet 12-17-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,424
Posted By gaugeguy
That is the neatest thing! ..... must ..... have...

That is the neatest thing! ..... must ..... have .... one.....
Forum: Jayco Owner's Forum 12-14-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,293
Posted By gaugeguy
Our Winnebago had every clearance light lens...

Our Winnebago had every clearance light lens cracked or broken when we got it. I replaced them all with more readily available ones from O'reilly Auto Parts.
...
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-13-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,243
Posted By gaugeguy
I don't have a Bounder, but eBay has almost 700...

I don't have a Bounder, but eBay has almost 700 listings for wiper nozzles. Picture of what they look like would help.

:blink:
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 12-10-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,429
Posted By gaugeguy
Cat engine serial numbers should be on a...

Cat engine serial numbers should be on a sticker/plate on the panel behind the driver's seat. Plate should also give transmission and axle specs.
Although it doesn't give the serial number location,...
Forum: Just Conversation 12-08-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By gaugeguy
My wife's already scowling at the post.............

My wife's already scowling at the post.......... with a smirky smile.
Oh, my.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-08-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,131
Posted By gaugeguy
I was a mechanic for more than 45 years. Just go...

I was a mechanic for more than 45 years. Just go down to O'reilly or Shucks or Autozone or Pep Boys and get flexible tubing made for fuel. Probably cheaper than home improvement stores, too.
Adding...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-06-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,711
Posted By gaugeguy
Winnebago View TOADS

I know the View can tow up to 3500 pounds. We're looking at a 2wd Kia Soul (2800 lbs).
What is your toad behind you View?
I heard TOADS don't affect the Sprinter chassis vehicles too much as far as...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-05-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,123
Posted By gaugeguy
Thanks 007. Guess there's not too many chatty...

Thanks 007.
Guess there's not too many chatty View owners. I expected more responses even if is a bit early in the post.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-05-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,123
Posted By gaugeguy
Henryn, Thanks for the info. What is this...

Henryn,
Thanks for the info.
What is this about tire dates? I can't find anything in the forums.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-04-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,123
Posted By gaugeguy
Winnebago View, et. al.

We've been looking at 2007 and newer Winnebago View class C motor homes. We really like the style and floor plans; especially the J models.
The prices are all over the board on these ranging from...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-03-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By gaugeguy
That question appears hard to answer. The 2012...

That question appears hard to answer.
The 2012 brochure is here:
https://winnebagotowables.com/Winnebago-One-Travel-Trailer.pdf

Though there are no weight specs for the 26RK, this brochure...
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-02-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,152
Posted By gaugeguy
We bought the fabric (11 yards) from Home Fabrics...

We bought the fabric (11 yards) from Home Fabrics and Rugs ($108).
HomeFabrics & Rugs | Locations (https://www.homefabricsonline.com/locations)

We took the cushions to a place here in Boise called...
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-02-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,152
Posted By gaugeguy
Oh. I forgot..... Muskola Guy -- I can't get...

Oh. I forgot.....
Muskola Guy -- I can't get your link to work -- says it can't find server. I'd like to see what there is there.
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