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Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-13-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,477
Posted By big jimbo
I bought a two dollar pair of needlenose pliers...

I bought a two dollar pair of needlenose pliers and cut some short pieces of tubing to place over the ends of the pliers. This provides a safe way to grab the bulbs and keeps your fingers off the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-04-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,926
Posted By big jimbo
I find it much more effective to place it on the...

I find it much more effective to place it on the step of their RV, in the middle of the night, WITHOUT A BAG.....

The people who don't pick up after their dogs are the first ones to ask...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-20-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,475
Posted By big jimbo
One thing that also helps is to "twist" the cord...

One thing that also helps is to "twist" the cord counter clockwise as you are pushing it in. I read someplace that this is the way the wires are inside the cord and have found it helps on my coach.
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 05-08-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By big jimbo
AWSOME, thanks for sharing.

AWSOME, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-24-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,180
Posted By big jimbo
I saw one Veranda a couple of years ago on a...

I saw one Veranda a couple of years ago on a dealer's lot. At first glance it looks like a good idea, but after getting my head on straight I came to a couple of conclusions:

A lot of extra...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-25-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,319
Posted By big jimbo
Jeff, I realize there are a lot of happy Alpine...

Jeff, I realize there are a lot of happy Alpine owners out there. In the early years of WRV building Alpine coaches, I was very interested in them. Unfortunately for me, I waited too long before I...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12-25-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,319
Posted By big jimbo
Brakes

When I had my '06 APEX I got the "feel of the road" I could feel the road going by underneath me as I stood on the brake pedal with both feet and my backbone pressing into the seat. I have had...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-02-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,965
Posted By big jimbo
I was referring to water heaters, not HWH

I was referring to water heaters, not HWH
Forum: Just Conversation 10-02-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,965
Posted By big jimbo
It is a water heater, not a hot water heater. ...

It is a water heater, not a hot water heater. Why would you want to heat hot water?
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-24-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,755
Posted By big jimbo
A neighbor in the park where we are just bought...

A neighbor in the park where we are just bought one from those people and we installed it yesterday. He was happy with the service, the price, and the product.

Only problem was, the installed...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-01-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,439
Posted By big jimbo
My two cents worth, briefly. I had a new 2006...

My two cents worth, briefly. I had a new 2006 Alpine APEX, which I was very glad to trade straight across for a 2001 Country Coach Affinity, after only one year. Granted the Alpine drove very nice,...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-27-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,137
Posted By big jimbo
It would be very helpfull if you would post the...

It would be very helpfull if you would post the Make/Year?Model of your coach when asking tech questions. If you post that info then somebody with the same coach could answer your questions. Just a...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 08-18-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,736
Posted By big jimbo
Early alternator failure in my 06 APEX was one of...

Early alternator failure in my 06 APEX was one of the MANY things that went wrong during the first couple of months of ownership that caused me more grief than I was willing to deal with. I only had...
Forum: Southwest Region 07-06-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,993
Posted By big jimbo
Hwy 50

I have driven Hwy 50 and would recommend it over I80, unless you are in a hurry. 50 is more scenic, with some interesting places to visit along the way. Lehman caves in Eastern Nev. were worth...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-22-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5,870
Views: 550,147
Posted By big jimbo
The definition of an RVer is "Someone driving a...

The definition of an RVer is "Someone driving a $500,000 motorhome, looking for a free place to park"
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 06-15-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,309
Posted By big jimbo
There is a real easy way to find out.

There is a real easy way to find out.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 06-15-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,309
Posted By big jimbo
I don't know how they can say it does nothing...

I don't know how they can say it does nothing without physically seeing it. I have had problems with the ride height valves on my coach and have learned that you can "manually" adjust the ride...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-03-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By big jimbo
NAPA

NAPA
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 05-25-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By big jimbo
Dean, I also forgot to inform you, and others,...

Dean, I also forgot to inform you, and others, there is a much more active Country Coach Owner's Forum. It is found under Yahoo Groups. If you need the link, I will try to provide it.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 05-24-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By big jimbo
Welcome Dean. Tell us more about yourself, like...

Welcome Dean. Tell us more about yourself, like what part of the country you are in. Congrats on your "new" motorhome. That's a nice big jump from a Class C, but I always say, "If you can't go...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 03-12-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 23,684
Posted By big jimbo
Welcome and congrats on your coach purchase. You...

Welcome and congrats on your coach purchase. You will also find a Yahoo Group of Country Coach owners that is much more active and there are some experienced techs there also.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-27-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By big jimbo
When I had my 06 Apex, we had a similar...

When I had my 06 Apex, we had a similar situation, turned out to just be a loose clamp on the rubber boot from the turbo. Many of the problems I had with that coach were things that good old WRV...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-25-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By big jimbo
Thanks Dean, it is nice to know somebody read and...

Thanks Dean, it is nice to know somebody read and responded to my post.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-20-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,868
Posted By big jimbo
If your new shades have a pull string, like I am...

If your new shades have a pull string, like I am imagening, how about some small "cleats" like they use on boats to wrap the string around.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-20-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By big jimbo
Cold weather and ride height problem/question?????

I posted this a couple of days ago and got no responses. I thought I might change the subject title and try again.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-20-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By big jimbo
Lydia, I don't know what part of the country you...

Lydia, I don't know what part of the country you are in, but a few years ago I got a new one from these guys.

Crain Auto Electric
950 S. Boyle Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90023
213-268-0237
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-18-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By big jimbo
Cold weather and air system question???

This past weekend I started my coach to take it to the gas station and fill the fuel tank. The coach has been sitting idle iin my garage at 40-50 degrees in the garage for about three months. The...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-24-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,156
Posted By big jimbo
Thanks for your response Tom, at least I know the...

Thanks for your response Tom, at least I know the thing is working.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-23-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,156
Posted By big jimbo
Just curious

Has it really been about a week since any new posts on this forum, or is my computer more screwed up than I think it is?

Happy Holidays to all of you.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-04-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,527
Posted By big jimbo
Engineer Mike, as always, has the best informed...

Engineer Mike, as always, has the best informed and level headed outlook on these things. I have read him on a couple of other RV forums, and have met him in person at a couple of rallys.


I...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-17-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,552
Posted By big jimbo
Glad you found your part. As Matt stated,...

Glad you found your part. As Matt stated, Northwest RV probably has what you are looking for, but you have to go into the store and find it yourself. That is not convenient unless you live in the...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-16-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 23,684
Posted By big jimbo
Welcome aboard. Tell us more about yourself and...

Welcome aboard. Tell us more about yourself and your coach. This forum has not been very active, but maybe as more people join, there will be more activity. You might also have a look at Yahoo...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-04-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 23,684
Posted By big jimbo
I hope you have started some interest in this...

I hope you have started some interest in this forum. I have been going over to the Yahoo Groups CC forum but do not like their format
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-18-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,477
Posted By big jimbo
Lack of activity

There is a definite lack of activity on this forum. Is anybody still looking here, or have you all gone elsewhere? I also check Yahoo Groups and there is a little more going on there.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-03-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 678
Posted By big jimbo
Alternator information

The previous thread about the Leece-Neville alternators has slipped towards the bottom and I believe that some of you were interested in the place where I got my new alternator in East Los Angeles.
...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-01-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,643
Posted By big jimbo
I just Googled it for you. Crain Auto...

I just Googled it for you.

Crain Auto Electric
950 S. Boyle Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90023
213-268-0237
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-01-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,643
Posted By big jimbo
Since we have traded in our Alpine and all of the...

Since we have traded in our Alpine and all of the receipts went with it, I don't have the name of the place in ELA but I was referred to them by Leece-Neville. I think if you Google them you might...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-28-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,643
Posted By big jimbo
Mac&Anne, Just for future reference, since...

Mac&Anne,

Just for future reference, since it appears you are in Southern California.

I had a 2006 Apex and the alternator went out in So. Cal. There is a large alternator repair place in East...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-01-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,233
Posted By big jimbo
Jim, I don't know if you are aware of it, but we...

Jim, I don't know if you are aware of it, but we had a 2006 Apex for exactly one year and were very happy to trade it for a 2001 Country Coach. My comment on this thread was directed at the fact...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-01-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,233
Posted By big jimbo
You must be referring to an Alpine Coach.

You must be referring to an Alpine Coach.
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 03-15-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,767
Posted By big jimbo
New IRV2 format, do others like it, I don't.

Just curious if others find the new format on IRV2 less user friendly. I do not like the new format personally.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-06-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By big jimbo
Warrior, I agree, but the MCD shades are pretty...

Warrior, I agree, but the MCD shades are pretty pricey.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-06-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By big jimbo
I would call a local drapery shop. You might...

I would call a local drapery shop. You might even be able to take the old ones in for them to use them as a pattern.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-31-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By big jimbo
I truly believe that any flasher will work, but...

I truly believe that any flasher will work, but ask for a heavy duty one. If the flasher is not heavy duty enough the lights will flash too fast.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-27-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By big jimbo
I know somebody will jump in here and tell you. ...

I know somebody will jump in here and tell you. Allow me to be the first. It would help you to get a straight answer if you posted the year and model of your coach so that others with the same...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-23-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By big jimbo
I hope you at least got a good hammer out of the...

I hope you at least got a good hammer out of the deal.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-20-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By big jimbo
If you think you like smart beds, try to figure...

If you think you like smart beds, try to figure out where you are going to put anything that is over about five feet long.

I only owned my 06 Apex for less than a year and the smart beds were...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-18-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,628
Posted By big jimbo
I traded my brand new 06 Alpine coach for a 01...

I traded my brand new 06 Alpine coach for a 01 Affinity and am real glad I did. I am hoping for CC to come back to life soon
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-18-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,628
Posted By big jimbo
Don't start writing the obituary yet. The notice...

Don't start writing the obituary yet. The notice is just a formality.
Forum: New Member Check-In 01-08-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By big jimbo
Rick, there is a Yahoo Group for Country Coach...

Rick, there is a Yahoo Group for Country Coach owners. I don't know how to post a link for you, but it is a Yahoo Group. There is a lot more activity there than there is on this forum.

We...
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