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Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-09-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,536
Posted By Fletcher0077
Great coach. Love ours. My 2003 is pedal...

Great coach. Love ours.

My 2003 is pedal and cable. Cable runs to a drum style brake behind the trans. Easy to adjust. Loosen the lock nut on the "Y", pull the cotter key and pin to allow to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-05-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,073
Posted By Fletcher0077
First off....Wow. That's arrogant. I'm 72 yrs...

First off....Wow. That's arrogant. I'm 72 yrs with a 2003 gas coach, one bath, 2 slides and no full body paint! (lots of shortcomings) It looks better than 2017's I'v seen. Gosh I even shop at Wal...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-23-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,064
Posted By Fletcher0077
ReadyBrute tow bar

I also have the ReadyBrute tow bar and am very satisfied with it. Probably put 20K miles on it.
I installed 2 small LED lights on the MH dash. A blue LED from the tow bar switch which activates when...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-13-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,024
Posted By Fletcher0077
303 once a year keeps mine from sticking.

303 once a year keeps mine from sticking.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-13-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By Fletcher0077
I also run Michelin on p/u but Toyo on MH

I also run Michelin on p/u but Toyo on MH
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 05-26-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Fletcher0077
Thanks Arch and Dieselclacker

Arch I like your idea of drain, fill DI water, drain, fill coolant. To late now I'v pulled the plugs. Tapered brass plugs do look good and I had no leaks but will keep an eye on them. Pulled them...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 05-25-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Fletcher0077
Thanks for reply Skip

I have replaced the thermostat in the past. It's just a standard stat, nothing fancy with a housing bolted on with 3 bolts. There is a short thermostat bypass hose which passes a small amount of...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 05-25-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Fletcher0077
Concern-Cooling during antifreeze change on 8.1

I have drained radiator and pulled plugs on block. I'm changing all hoses and antifreeze. I got out 23.5 qts. Just what the book says. I believe still some antifreeze around water heater and small...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-10-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,108
Posted By Fletcher0077
TeJay........Excellent write up. Thanks

TeJay........Excellent write up. Thanks
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-03-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,420
Posted By Fletcher0077
Risk

It all depends on the amount of risk you willing to accept. When leaving our sticks/bricks for 5 or more days we turn house water off. If leaving for less time we don't. Water lines do break, leak,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-03-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,420
Posted By Fletcher0077
Interesting statement

If you are stopped in your RV and using storage water with pump you would hear the pump cycle even if you didn't know your RV inside and out. If pulling a trailer or even driving MH with road noise...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-03-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,108
Posted By Fletcher0077
WOW :eek:

WOW :eek:
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-24-2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,108
Posted By Fletcher0077
303

303
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-09-2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,051
Posted By Fletcher0077
We do the same. More years than I want to think...

We do the same. More years than I want to think about.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-02-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,481
Posted By Fletcher0077
$1 per mile

$1 per mile has got to be very close. We did a 7790 mile, 77 day trip last summer. We spent 11 nights dry camping. Fuel $3014 (ave 6.5 mpg), camping $3030. Ave. $.77 per mile fuel and camping w/o...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 12-04-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 29,421
Posted By Fletcher0077
Bryan, sorry to hear about your Adventurer MH and...

Bryan, sorry to hear about your Adventurer MH and shop, glad you are safe. We like the floor plan of the 35U and the 8.1/Allison 1000 work well together. 40,000 mi now and no shop time except brake...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-14-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,288
Posted By Fletcher0077
Thanks for the post Art. Mine is an 8.1 (496...

Thanks for the post Art.
Mine is an 8.1 (496 ci) GM motor. I made an error in my post. I installed a 180 deg. stat. not a 185 deg. I believe the original stat was 195 degrees. I had no problems on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-12-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,288
Posted By Fletcher0077
Gas for us

Our gas is fine for us. I do all first line maintenance.
No banks power or other power mods...stock
We are not full time and never want to be.
Last trip was to east coast. 8000 miles, 75 days
We...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-05-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,914
Posted By Fletcher0077
I use a 50A portable Progressive EMS when on the...

I use a 50A portable Progressive EMS when on the road but haven't used it at home. Hadn't thought of it. Good idea. Only use 120V to keep batteries charged, all else is off.
BTW I purchased EMS in...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10-25-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,172
Posted By Fletcher0077
Interesting. I would have never thought of that.

Interesting. I would have never thought of that.
Forum: Full-Timers 10-22-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,516
Posted By Fletcher0077
Costco

We use Costco Visa CC. Then fill up at Costco where possible. With discount and cash back we feel good about our final price. Gas MH
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10-22-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,172
Posted By Fletcher0077
DW and I just finished an 8K mile trip to east...

DW and I just finished an 8K mile trip to east coast this summer. FYI on oil consumption...Previous summers we never went over about 2K miles and I never needed to add oil. Started the 8K trip with...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-22-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By Fletcher0077
Very possible fuel filter. I haven't had those...

Very possible fuel filter. I haven't had those symptoms on my 8.1 but when I changed my filter I had a hard time blowing through it. My filter is on left side of MH just behind duels inside of frame...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-13-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,622
Posted By Fletcher0077
Makes reading smoother

I agree with Renipladlo.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-13-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,683
Posted By Fletcher0077
Dash switch

2012 CRV. I installed a switch as RedBird has. I believe it's on fuse #19. Flip the switch and ckt is open and light on switch is off. Flip other way light on switch goes on and ckt is closed. I have...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 05-18-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,263
Posted By Fletcher0077
Tested this one

Tried it once on test on one tire to 90 psi what I run. Performed well. Very quiet. spec states max is 120 psi. could not find a duty cycle.

...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-05-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,151
Posted By Fletcher0077
Another vote for toyo's

Another vote for toyo's
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-23-2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Fletcher0077
Replaced small convex mirror on drivers side....

Replaced small convex mirror on drivers side. Looked up part on Velvac site then went to prv. They were the most inexpensive.

PRVParts.com: Motorhome Accessories & RV Parts Online...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-22-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By Fletcher0077
The little one I have for small 2K gen as posted...

The little one I have for small 2K gen as posted on e bay is working fine. Got mine on Amazon. I log hrs hard copy as I go along. can keep total hrs that way if it dies.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-22-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By Fletcher0077
I like our Toyo's. Can't answer for the M170 but...

I like our Toyo's. Can't answer for the M170 but our M154's are doing great
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-22-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,093
Posted By Fletcher0077
On Google search type in...... pre delivery...

On Google search type in...... pre delivery check list site:irv2.com

I didn't open them but this came up with 6 posts for PDC
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-08-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,763
Posted By Fletcher0077
Johns928 Brakes can be applied w/o power...

Johns928

Brakes can be applied w/o power assist. It does take additional "push" but the brakes will come on. Ready Brake and other braking systems do push/pull the brake pedal with engine off....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-08-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,763
Posted By Fletcher0077
Use Ready Brake to pull two different toads with...

Use Ready Brake to pull two different toads with Blue OX base plate. Simple to switch from one toad to another with different cable set for each.
Did install myself on both toads....
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-17-2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,370
Posted By Fletcher0077
I did find leaks in the duct underneath the back...

I did find leaks in the duct underneath the back cap. There were 2-3 leaks and difficult to find. It's awkward to do but I taped a tissue to a broom handle and put it up next to the duct with the fan...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-05-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,640
Posted By Fletcher0077
My new method on the roof

In the past I have scrubbed, waxed then wiped off the wax residue. Applying then wiping off wax on hands and knees. After 2 years of that nonsense I thought "why am I wiping off the residue?" I'm...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-16-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Fletcher0077
Be aware according to Q and A on Amazon this...

Be aware according to Q and A on Amazon this antenna won't work on double pane windows.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-16-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Fletcher0077
Pacific parts

I used them just last month. Gate post jumped out while I was backing and broke my convex mirror. :banghead: I said bad words. Make sure you get the right mirror, there seems to be 100's of them....
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-16-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By Fletcher0077
What I used

I don't know brand of mirrors you have but I ordered these direct from Velvac for my mirrors.
They worked. Little spring clips. Could not find another supplier. I started a thread back on 4/27/17. ...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-10-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By Fletcher0077
Cold weather camp

I can't address your Fleetwood but.....This fall we spent 5 nights with temps down to 17 and days a cold 40 with MH in shade most of the day. We didn't freeze up. Going 2 weeks could be different. My...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-29-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,230
Posted By Fletcher0077
MH dash LED's

I have done the same as Ront77.
One blue LED wired to Ready Brake s/w and one red LED wired to Honda CRV brake s/w.
Blue will come on during light braking. I then know slack is out of cable. A...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-09-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By Fletcher0077
Onan 5500 gen FYI

Generator has mostly been exersized every 2-3 mo for 45 min. Ill health some years didn't allow that. Last Spring it started surging and at times ran rough. Sprayed a can of Sea Foam down the intake...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-07-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,458
Posted By Fletcher0077
It't for your blaster boom box at the KOA

Mine MH has a small door 20" X 9" with a lock on it just below the fridge vent. Inside is the outside radio (which I disabled because it would come on randomly). You can see the radio under fridge...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-03-2017, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By Fletcher0077
level

I leveled MH with bubble level in freezer. Then put stick on bubble levels in the drivers area. One side to side (on dash) and one front to back (on drivers door frame). When both are level fridg is...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-03-2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Fletcher0077
We like ours

HWH slides and jacks work great. Best system IMHO. Only problem I'v had is a broken line. Pulled it out and had a local shop build a new one. Manual says hold switch engaged 2-3 sec. after opening or...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-01-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,554
Posted By Fletcher0077
copy of post on corrision

I don't know how to link a post but you can see the picture in original post

7 years living on North West coast in Oregon was not kind to MH. 70% humidity and rain 10 months a year. Underside had...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-27-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By Fletcher0077
Be sure and label and make notes somewhere. My MH...

Be sure and label and make notes somewhere. My MH is the same....drives me crazy:banghead:
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-15-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Fletcher0077
Clifftall, you are probably right. I'm hoping to...

Clifftall, you are probably right. I'm hoping to keep metal frame dry to slow down the rust with the added urethane along the top of windshield glass and tape from top of glass, over the rubber trim...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-14-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By Fletcher0077
Replace

Some have small linkage inside that sticks or breaks.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-14-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Fletcher0077
Windshield replaced 03 Winnebago

Had passenger side windshield replaced due to a rock/crack. Yes it had leaked and yes there was rust on metal frame. Rust wasn't bad just heavy surface rust, nothing rusted through.

I was present...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-18-2017, 01:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,391
Posted By Fletcher0077
Start with the basics

As Sweetbrair said the thermostat must be identical and make sure it was installed correctly. I haven't replaced mine but in reading posts there is an extra wire that needed to be dealt with...
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