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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-25-2022, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By FL420
The DW and I fulltime and have to go to...

The DW and I fulltime and have to go to laundromats on wash day. I was talking RVs with the owner of a laundromat and he mentioned he bought a new Kia Soul 1.6 liter 6 speed manual base model to tow...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-22-2022, 01:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By FL420
Here's a good link to the attractions of Bahías...

Here's a good link to the attractions of Bahías de Huatulco....
Forum: Just Conversation 01-18-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,266
Posted By FL420
Cushman step through scooter when I was 10 ...

Cushman step through scooter when I was 10
Cushman Eagle when I was 12
Honda XL175 I bought in 1970 in Yokosuka, Japan
1971 Triumph Bonneville I bought in 1970 in Hong Kong... I brought both bikes...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-18-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By FL420
I just had to Google Oureto Vallarta to see if...

I just had to Google Oureto Vallarta to see if that was a place I never heard of. No luck so I assume you meant Puerto Vallarta.
I do know something about PVR having flown there dozens of times...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-16-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,459
Posted By FL420
Over 1000 homes and 127 businesses were...

Over 1000 homes and 127 businesses were destroyed. Contributing to the misery most homeowners are finding they may not have enough insurance money to replace the homes they have lost. Due to the very...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-16-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By FL420
How cold is it where you are? As I was learning...

How cold is it where you are? As I was learning how to winter camp in Colorado my most difficult problem to solve was water freezing in the hot water pipes.
I eventually came to the conclusion that...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-16-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By FL420
IDNKT Lori. Thx for the info. [emoji846] ...

IDNKT Lori. Thx for the info. [emoji846]
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Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-16-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By FL420
If you want to play in the Rockies, tour the...

If you want to play in the Rockies, tour the Rocky Mountain National Park and enjoy Estes Park's shopping and dining I recommend the YMCA of the Rockies....
Forum: RV Gourmet 01-16-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By FL420
This is the breakfast we eat almost every day as...

This is the breakfast we eat almost every day as the main reason the DW lost 35 pounds and I lost 50 pounds and are keeping it off. It's delicious and filling.
Chobani Greek whole milk plain yogurt...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-15-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By FL420
A nice way to spend an afternoon winter camping

DW and I spent much of yesterday watching out the window as ice fishermen tried to set up their shelters on the ice. The winds were in double digits all day and we shamelessly enjoyed watching tent...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-15-2022, 03:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,666
Posted By FL420
In an RV: driving my first RV I had just...

In an RV: driving my first RV I had just purchased, a 40' DP, from Mesa, AZ to Louisville, CO on I-25 during a blizzard at night. The box trailer of the semi I was following was leaning about 20° to...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-15-2022, 01:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,650
Posted By FL420
The article linked below kinda 'splains why heat...

The article linked below kinda 'splains why heat tape and insulation above ground level doesn't prevent Frost Free hose hydrants from freezing and rupturing in the freezing zone below ground level...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-13-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By FL420
My simple solution was to purchase a ScanGaugeD....

My simple solution was to purchase a ScanGaugeD. I don't have a BIRD, only an IRD. The only thing that would charge my chassis batteries was the engine alternator. Pushing the momentary ON switch on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-09-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By FL420
Before I plug in to any power pedestal I check...

Before I plug in to any power pedestal I check the 30 and 20 amp outlets for proper wiring of the hot, neutral and ground wires with the 3 LED circuit tester. I then check the voltage and frequency...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-09-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,006
Posted By FL420
I am a Cummins owner. The ScanGaugeD is the most...

I am a Cummins owner. The ScanGaugeD is the most useful purchase I have ever made for the coach. It is much more versatile and accurate than anything I have seen from an OEM.
Oil pressure, oil...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-09-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By FL420
I have learned through experience to try not to...

I have learned through experience to try not to park too close to a curb for that very reason. I've had to replace my step motor because the center post of the plastic~57 tooth gear broke causing...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-08-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,367
Posted By FL420
DW and I get through a night of dry camping just...

DW and I get through a night of dry camping just fine on the inverter powered by (4) 6Vdc FLA GC batteries. We start the night with the batteries at 12.6 volts and wake up 8 or 9 hours later with...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-08-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,563
Posted By FL420
The school district I drove for off and on for 16...

The school district I drove for off and on for 16 years during airline furloughs had the drivers plug-in a cord to the engine block heater at the end of the driving day when temperatures were...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-08-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By FL420
Curb and gutter design and why you should care...

If you drive a Class A in snowy conditions you should know that if you park too close to the curb with a curb and gutter design with your tires within 24 inches of the curb you may not be able to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-08-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,741
Posted By FL420
Something doesn't sound right. My 2005 Monaco...

Something doesn't sound right. My 2005 Monaco Knight does not have hydraulic brakes and the Emergency/Parking air/spring brakes are only on the rear axle. [emoji848]
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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-07-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,799
Posted By FL420
Just a little background info on how important...

Just a little background info on how important some public transit operators think it is to turn off retarders in slippery conditions. Drivers of diesel pusher buses operated by RTD in the Denver...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-07-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,741
Posted By FL420
That's what I do too. ...

That's what I do too.
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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-07-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,006
Posted By FL420
Anytime I start my diesel in cold temps I monitor...

Anytime I start my diesel in cold temps I monitor my oil pressure on my ScanGaugeD. If it's above 80psi I leave it at Idle untill it drops below 75psi then engage High Idle at 1200rpm.
When I was...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-06-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,799
Posted By FL420
You haven't lived until you come down a hill...

You haven't lived until you come down a hill sideways toward a line of cars stopped at a red light at the bottom because the rear tires lost traction when the auxiliary braking system cuts in....
Forum: Just Conversation 01-03-2022, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By FL420
I was at a COSTCO today and saw that 3 different...

I was at a COSTCO today and saw that 3 different First Alert fire extinguishers including the one I recommended above are on sale at a good discount. Now would be a great time to check your...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-03-2022, 12:32 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 72,789
Posted By FL420
Here's the origin of that saying by Boeing pilots...

Here's the origin of that saying by Boeing pilots who have probably never flown an Airbus. I have flown both and I think if you could take the best features of an A320 and the Boeing 757 and add some...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 12-31-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,563
Posted By FL420
GTK. Thx. I wonder if I use these enough for...

GTK. Thx.
I wonder if I use these enough for Good To Know and Thanks they will catch on with interweb dwellers. [emoji848]
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Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 12-30-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,563
Posted By FL420
Hey, I resemble that remark[emoji848] ...

Hey, I resemble that remark[emoji848]


Thanks for the explanation. Good to know.
Question: When I turn the key to RUN on a cold morning I get the Wait To Start light and I notice the chassis...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 12-30-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,563
Posted By FL420
I may not understand everything I see but I can...

I may not understand everything I see but I can report on two occasions when the alternator output on my ScanGaugeD told me the alternator was charging the chassis batteries the ALT light came on....
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 12-30-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,563
Posted By FL420
When I need to air up my suspension to raise the...

When I need to air up my suspension to raise the coach to ride height to move a slide for instance I turn off the charger on my Magnum electrical control panel before, or if I forget, immediately...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-30-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,459
Posted By FL420
Houses are on fire just a few blocks west of our...

Houses are on fire just a few blocks west of our home for 13 years. 30,000+ residents under mandatory evacuation orders are in gridlock and very low visibility due to smoke trying to move east toward...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-30-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,459
Posted By FL420
Louisville and Lafayette to the east are in the...

Louisville and Lafayette to the east are in the path of one fire and residents are being told to prepare to evacuate. We have lived in all 3 cities over the years. Fortunately our middle son moved...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-30-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,741
Posted By FL420
I got tired of the 3 jack RVA II levelling system...

I got tired of the 3 jack RVA II levelling system twisting my coach warping door frames so I tried the 2x12 lumber solution. Took up lots of room, heavy to move around, took up lots of storage space...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-30-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,459
Posted By FL420
Multiple wind driven fires across Boulder County,...

Multiple wind driven fires across Boulder County, Colorado. Mandatory evacuation ordered for town of Superior just south of Boulder. [emoji26]
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Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-30-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,459
Posted By FL420
Boulder had a 92 mph gust this morning. ...

Boulder had a 92 mph gust this morning.
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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-28-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 19,595
Posted By FL420
Awright, Awright, Awright! It's so refreshing...

Awright, Awright, Awright!
It's so refreshing to read a good idea we can debate instead of all the hate and venom from so many in this thread. [emoji4]
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Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 12-28-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By FL420
Covid crisis in Summit County Colorado

Three days ago the county which includes Dillon, Silverthorne, Frisco and Breckenridge had 70 Covid cases. In 3 days the caseload rose to 745 cases stretching health facilities and testing sites to...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-28-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 999
Posted By FL420
I forgot to mention that I asked for permission...

I forgot to mention that I asked for permission from the camp host before dumping into the vault toilets. In fact he helped me when my arm was in a cast.
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Forum: Just Conversation 12-27-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By FL420
Ambulance or Motorhome?

I bet this couple doesn't have any problem getting through a traffic jam on the way to the ol' fishin' hole.
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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-27-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 19,595
Posted By FL420
Huh...? Aluminum wings? Well I never........

Huh...? Aluminum wings? Well I never..... [emoji848]
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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-27-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 19,595
Posted By FL420
Here's a video of a truck using the Runaway Truck...

Here's a video of a truck using the Runaway Truck Ramp on the west side of the Eisenhower Tunnel on the westbound lanes....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-26-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 19,595
Posted By FL420
You're missing that most if not all Class 8...

You're missing that most if not all Class 8 trucks have manual transmissions with a lot more gears which are not synchronized than a smaller vehicle with fewer gears which are synchronized when up...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-26-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 19,595
Posted By FL420
The owner of Castellano 03 Trucking LLC in...

The owner of Castellano 03 Trucking LLC in Houston registered a new trucking company of comparable size called Volt Trucking LLC with the Secretary of State the very day AFTER the crash at the same...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-26-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 19,595
Posted By FL420
You're very welcome. One time I found a good use...

You're very welcome. One time I found a good use for them was in a driving rainstorm in very low visibility at night. The DW and I were coming back on US20 from a full day of touring Yellowstone NP...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-26-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 19,595
Posted By FL420
Before someone asks I thought I should save you...

Before someone asks I thought I should save you some time. I found this online course on the Colorado Department of Education's website that explains Post Mountain Delineators (PMD) aka cats eyes and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-26-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 19,595
Posted By FL420
If you happen to check on what truck drivers are...

If you happen to check on what truck drivers are saying about training on their forums you will see they discuss a very few trucking companies who have a reputation for offering good training and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-26-2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 19,595
Posted By FL420
That was written the day after the crash 32...

That was written the day after the crash 32 months ago. I see many opportunities for major safety recommendations arising from an NTSB investigation. Maybe CPR would like to interview the NTSB...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-26-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 19,595
Posted By FL420
Is it available to the public? I don't mind...

Is it available to the public? I don't mind paying a reasonable fee for access. Since opening arguments, witness examination, cross-examination and closing arguements don't necessarily always...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-25-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 19,595
Posted By FL420
Here are a couple of articles y'all might find...

Here are a couple of articles y'all might find interesting. One explains why you are putting your life in other people's hands if you reject a plea deal because you are absolutely sure you haven't...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-25-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 19,595
Posted By FL420
Have you read the trial transcript and done the...

Have you read the trial transcript and done the research to publicly express your opinion on the subject yet?




I ask you again, please post a link to the trial transcript or tell those of us...
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