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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-19-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By rapid rick
I just put cooper roadmaster 19.5 on my terra,...

I just put cooper roadmaster 19.5 on my terra, took off the goodyears that it came with...had no issue with goodyear except a little pricy. OMG the roadmasters are so much quieter, smoother, like...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-17-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By rapid rick
Common problem on all terra and storm models,...

Common problem on all terra and storm models, relitively easy repair if you have a hydraulic jack,a drill and a pretty flexible body. Fleetwood brushes off the issue along with most others by denying...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-18-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,294
Posted By rapid rick
Check the driver side slideout, the top of the...

Check the driver side slideout, the top of the slide will flop in and out when going over certain bumps or curbs that cause quick side to side rocking. Slide locks will solve the problem, can be...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-16-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By rapid rick
I only looked at the pic for 3 seconds and...

I only looked at the pic for 3 seconds and immediately saw that there is NO delam issue with that unit. That motorhome has aluminum siding and it looks like the rear corner was hit slightly and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-24-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,877
Posted By rapid rick
Is emergency brake on? Most have a safety switch...

Is emergency brake on? Most have a safety switch on them, e-brake must be engaged before slide can open.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-11-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By rapid rick
Look closely at the flush the vacuflush followup...

Look closely at the flush the vacuflush followup pics Page 11 date 10-30-15 that I posted my new unit has all threaded connections. I also added in line shut off valves so that if 1 toilet is down,...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-11-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By rapid rick
Kenjr, I have relocated mine, piece of cake...

Kenjr,

I have relocated mine, piece of cake to do. Search my post called flush the vacuflush, and flush the vacuflush follow up pics.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-14-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,469
Posted By rapid rick
I have not had any mice in my coach for 6 years...

I have not had any mice in my coach for 6 years straight, it is parked on asphalt,behind my home, on the edge of the woods.
The steps that I have taken are as follows:
1- Tomcat mouse poison...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-23-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By rapid rick
Search for a thread titled dashboard goes boom,...

Search for a thread titled dashboard goes boom, it has good info to repair your RF dash problem as it is very common.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-18-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,614
Posted By rapid rick
I would not go out and buy bump stops..........

I would not go out and buy bump stops....... remove the summo's take it for a short drive, and you will come home and reinstall the summo's guaranteed. It is not going to hurt a thing to drive it a...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-29-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By rapid rick
I believe Tiffin uses TPO on their roofs, verify...

I believe Tiffin uses TPO on their roofs, verify with them to be sure. TPO does not require anything other than washing several times per year and seal around all penetrations with proper TPO primer...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-16-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By rapid rick
I forgot to mention in my earlier post that by...

I forgot to mention in my earlier post that by moving my reciever below the frame rails,dropped it 5"and that I still use a 4" drop to keep my acme tow dolly between 14"-16". I also am using the 2...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-16-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By rapid rick
I had a similar issue and corrected it by...

I had a similar issue and corrected it by unbolting and lowering my receiver to below the frame rails. I posted some pics of finished receiver. Click on my user name, go to stats,posts by me, page 4...
Forum: Just Conversation 12-07-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,137
Posted By rapid rick
All of the craftsman tools now being sold at...

All of the craftsman tools now being sold at lowe's are made in china junk. I have many made in USA craftsman tools in my boxes, many are 40+years old, still going strong, the new stuff,well...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-20-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By rapid rick
BUT SIR, I paid the extra $7.95 for the optional...

BUT SIR, I paid the extra $7.95 for the optional insurance, what is the problem?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-12-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,603
Posted By rapid rick
One of the main reasons we purchased a motor home...

One of the main reasons we purchased a motor home is so that we do not have to use public showers/bathrooms, and same goes for sleeping in our own bed, that combo is the cats meow IMHO.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-10-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 53,529
Posted By rapid rick
Angry A few years ago,I decided to get rid of pleated...

A few years ago,I decided to get rid of pleated shades and install MCD shades on my 35k terra. Upon removal of pleated shade at dinette window and window behind couch I found the top 50% of the...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-09-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,418
Posted By rapid rick
I for 1 do not trust anyone with MY money. Common...

I for 1 do not trust anyone with MY money. Common sense,hard work and solid financial decisions =comfortable retirement at 57.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-09-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,719
Posted By rapid rick
Gee Wiz, After all this time, I have been...

Gee Wiz,
After all this time, I have been referring to a certain type of woman as an RV...REALLY VIVACIOUS. Now you all are telling me it is some kind of motor vehicle, learn somthing new every...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-09-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,557
Posted By rapid rick
Winnebago, hands down better choice.

Winnebago, hands down better choice.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-07-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By rapid rick
Check the handicap forum here, there is a chair...

Check the handicap forum here, there is a chair lift, I forgot the name,that mounts to the inside of entry door framing. It's electric,swivels out and down,nice unit, if I remember correctly,it was...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10-27-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,765
Posted By rapid rick
They should, but check the application before...

They should, but check the application before buying. The solo's are about twice as tall as the bump stops,so there is no gap between the bottom of the summo and the top of the rear end. But when...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-26-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,940
Posted By rapid rick
The motorhome that you are describing is made by...

The motorhome that you are describing is made by Coach house.
Buy direct from manufacturer, high quality, 1 piece coach shell/roof, on a ford chassis, a little pricey but worth it.
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10-21-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,765
Posted By rapid rick
BCam, the solo springs that e-trailer has...

BCam,
the solo springs that e-trailer has listed is exactly what I have on the rear of my 22000lb chassis. $275. and 30 minutes to install.
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10-20-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,765
Posted By rapid rick
I have a 2013 f-53, 22000 lb chassis, used summo...

I have a 2013 f-53, 22000 lb chassis, used summo solo on rear and maxim on front. I went from absolutely hating to drive the rig to driving with 1 hand for hours. Just a side note, having driven...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10-19-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,765
Posted By rapid rick
Summo solo springs on rear are cheaper, easier to...

Summo solo springs on rear are cheaper, easier to install,(remove bump stop,install solo,done) and work very well.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-18-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,835
Posted By rapid rick
Good choice :thumb: Prepare to be impressed by...

Good choice :thumb: Prepare to be impressed by difference in quality and attention to detail. Good luck and enjoy your new ride.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-17-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By rapid rick
[QUOTE=SuperGewl;4454403]Personally, after...

[QUOTE=SuperGewl;4454403]Personally, after looking at the quality between the various models I would go with the Winnebago.

I agree with SuperGewl, I have owned a winnie, and now have my 35k...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-01-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By rapid rick
When replacing the foam seal, because of the...

When replacing the foam seal, because of the thickness of the new seal, I recommend tightening the bolts while leaning your body weight on the toilet base, thus helping compress the seal while you...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-29-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,077
Posted By rapid rick
:thumb::thumb: Best method that I have heard so...

:thumb::thumb:
Best method that I have heard so far!!:bow:
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-29-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,526
Posted By rapid rick
Do a google search for the nearest Sherwin...

Do a google search for the nearest Sherwin Williams store that does the auto paints. Not all stores do the auto paints but if it suspected that they supplied the paints for your rig, they should be...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-25-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By rapid rick
If it was my coach, I would buy a piece of .063...

If it was my coach, I would buy a piece of .063 aluminum polished diamond plate at lowes, along with some small stainless hinges, and then drill 2 holes, equally spaced for keyed cargo door latches...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-24-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,215
Posted By rapid rick
If you can afford the winnie, in my opinion, it...

If you can afford the winnie, in my opinion, it would be a very nice upgrade.:thumb:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,077
Posted By rapid rick
I jack up coach till tires are off ground,put it...

I jack up coach till tires are off ground,put it on jack stands,set tire pressures, cover tires, cover coach.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-17-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,498
Posted By rapid rick
Try removing all the louvered ac vent covers on...

Try removing all the louvered ac vent covers on the ceiling. I worked on a unit a few years ago that had similar problem, the cool air was bouncing off louvers and restricting flow into the coach,...
Forum: New Member Check-In 09-14-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By rapid rick
I AGREE 100% with SKIP426 ^^

I AGREE 100% with SKIP426 ^^
Forum: New Member Check-In 09-14-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By rapid rick
Short answer, It sounds like, on a whim, you...

Short answer,
It sounds like, on a whim, you are about to embark on one of the most stressful and financially unsound decisions of your life. Research extensively and learn how to repair most...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-04-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By rapid rick
If I am understanding the op's question, he is...

If I am understanding the op's question, he is asking how to cool down the dog house area,(vapor lock issues?).I might suggest, flexible 4 inch ducts mounted from front grill to dog house area. they...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-10-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,028
Posted By rapid rick
I agree 100% with Scott, it ain't gonna be fun...

I agree 100% with Scott, it ain't gonna be fun stripping that roof, but it must be done,well,...there is a quicker option..... find a very low bridge,duck your head and keep the petal to the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-09-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,458
Posted By rapid rick
About 6 months ago, I read a help wanted add in a...

About 6 months ago, I read a help wanted add in a local, weekly paper that I get in the mail, an rv dealership in union ct had an add which read RV TECH WANTED, LISTED DUTIES OF THE JOB AND ENDED...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-07-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,918
Posted By rapid rick
I am soooo thankful that I probably will never...

I am soooo thankful that I probably will never have the opportunity to drive such a fine motorhome as that. After 5 years of mods and upgrades on my terra, I am very happy with it, but if I drove...
Forum: Boondocking 06-06-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,539
Posted By rapid rick
Throw away the big can of bear mace, replace it...

Throw away the big can of bear mace, replace it with a 9 mil and of coarse, learn how to use it first. JMHO.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-02-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,230
Posted By rapid rick
My 2013 terra has 2 ac's, 30 amp. I have a manual...

My 2013 terra has 2 ac's, 30 amp. I have a manual switch that moves power from microwave to ac#2. can run both ac's all day long just can't use microwave at the same time. It actually is a nice...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-27-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,212
Posted By rapid rick
They also do not have a front bumper,(I made one...

They also do not have a front bumper,(I made one for my coach).
Kinda reminds me of a moto cross racer I saw at a ct track, the name of his team was "face first racing team ".:eek: With that...
Forum: Just Conversation 05-26-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,295
Posted By rapid rick
Hey All, My doc keeps telling me "no shingles...

Hey All,
My doc keeps telling me "no shingles vaccine till I am at least 60". I am 59 now, whats your ages when getting the shot?
I have not been given any clear and concise reason why except that...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-26-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,610
Posted By rapid rick
Your right,kinda does. I say attach a red piece...

Your right,kinda does. I say attach a red piece of leather about 1 ft wide x3 ft long to the rear of coach just above the hitch, let it flap in the breeze while going down the road and call it Gene.
Forum: Just Conversation 05-23-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,909
Posted By rapid rick
Oh boy we can all dream, can't we!!:thumb: ...

Oh boy we can all dream, can't we!!:thumb:


How about designing a purification system so that gray water tank,black water tank and fresh water tank are all the same tank, thus saving space and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-19-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,175
Posted By rapid rick
Myth, In most states, if you live full time in...

Myth,
In most states, if you live full time in your rv and you are stopped on the highway because the officer saw you sipping on your favorite cocktail while driving, you simply tell him that you...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-16-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,760
Posted By rapid rick
Rent a rug doctor from the local supermarket or...

Rent a rug doctor from the local supermarket or hardware store, add plenty of scented cleaner or pet odor mix, use the hand held portion of the machine. Or buy a green machine carpet cleaner, I...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-16-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By rapid rick
Same here, never use the side camera. The rear...

Same here, never use the side camera. The rear camera I use to keep an eye on toad.
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