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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-01-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By swoop
Thanks Bibd9! Upon further inspection it looks...

Thanks Bibd9! Upon further inspection it looks like there are already small extension on all of the valve stems. It also seems to me that if I turn the rear tire valve so that it is parallel with...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-30-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By swoop
Thanks to all who replied! Seems Iím just going...

Thanks to all who replied! Seems Iím just going to have to take the rig to a tire shop and get the valve issues resolved by the pros.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-30-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By swoop
TPMS and Valve Extensions

I recently purchased the TireMinder TPMS and discovered that I can't screw the front sensors onto the front tires because the valve does not extend enough to get the sensors on. The inner rear tire...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-01-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By swoop
+1 I would also highly recommend Progressive...

+1

I would also highly recommend Progressive Industries! When I bought my Progressive EMS 4 years ago, it stopped working the first month that I had it. I donít know what went wrong but I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-01-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,469
Posted By swoop
When I was searching for our first RV years ago,...

When I was searching for our first RV years ago, besides RV shows and online websites, I found a boat/RV dealer a couple hours away. After weekend visits to my late mom, on my way back home I would...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-20-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By swoop
Thanks to everyone for the replies! Seems like a...

Thanks to everyone for the replies! Seems like a lot of work but I'm tired of looking at the flaking. Will start the repair process as soon as the weather cools off.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-19-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By swoop
Paint flaking on metal part of storage bays

The paint on the inside perimeter of my storage bays is flaking. What is the best way for me to fix this issue?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-11-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,883
Posted By swoop
Do some research Rent something that you think...

Do some research
Rent something that you think will be the right size for you
Decide if the RV life is for you

For several years prior to ownership I did a LOT of research. I knew I wanted to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,202
Posted By swoop
The primary effect fuel costs have on our travel...

The primary effect fuel costs have on our travel is it causes me to grumble more about fuel prices while I fill-up. We have been ríving for 4 years and I will be 65 this year. DW LOVES being in the...
Forum: Just Conversation 07-04-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,494
Posted By swoop
I prefer gray or silver vehicles. However, Iíve...

I prefer gray or silver vehicles. However, Iíve owned many different colored vehicles. My primary preference is the interior. When the kids were younger I wanted interiors that did not reveal stains...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-04-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,036
Posted By swoop
66 - Jazz 64 - Gospel 96 - Comedy 49-50 - R...

66 - Jazz
64 - Gospel
96 - Comedy
49-50 - R & B
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-20-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,322
Posted By swoop
We have a 2012 CR-V that we purchased in 2018....

We have a 2012 CR-V that we purchased in 2018. Went from dolly-towing a 2007 Avalon to four-down towing the CR-V. No issues so far towing behind our coach. We pack all of the stuff for a trip in the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-05-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By swoop
Thanks for the info Jimfh. I will check it out on...

Thanks for the info Jimfh. I will check it out on the next trip. Can you point me to the part that you ordered? Also, why would there be a sewer smell if the sink is draining into the gray tank?
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-04-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By swoop
Problem solved! Took the RV out last week and was...

Problem solved! Took the RV out last week and was able to get the pipe reinstalled. First, I sprayed a little WD-40 on the outside of the pipe a waited a while. Afterwards, I was able to pull hose...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-22-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By swoop
Thanks! We will be taking the RV on a trip next...

Thanks! We will be taking the RV on a trip next week so I will attempt to fix it then.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-13-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By swoop
Thanks for the reply. I will give it a try soon....

Thanks for the reply. I will give it a try soon. It was pretty resistant when I first tried it so I stopped, afraid I might break something. Did you have the same problem?
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-13-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By swoop
39v rear sink drain hose

I own a 2006 39V. On our last trip, while I was outside the RV, my wife ran some water in the rear sink. I noticed that the water was running straight to the ground. There is a hose that is connected...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-28-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By swoop
Thanks for the replies! Will weigh my coach when...

Thanks for the replies! Will weigh my coach when the weather warms up and make a decision at that time.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-18-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By swoop
Makes sense. Was just seeing if anyone had done...

Makes sense. Was just seeing if anyone had done it. Will check the numbers when warm weather returns.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-15-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By swoop
Towing a 2019 Dodge Ram

Hi all, I have a 2006 Fleetwood Discovery 39V with a CAT C7 3330hp. Currently I tow a 2012 Honda CR-V. Considering purchasing a 2019 Dodge Ram 1500. Anybody with a similar RV towing a Ram 1500? I...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-01-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,857
Posted By swoop
The beginning of our first year of RV ownership,...

The beginning of our first year of RV ownership, we did not tow a vehicle. We went on several trips without incident. We also planned well before we left so we usually had everything we needed. For...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-17-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By swoop
We have had ours for two years and I LOVE the...

We have had ours for two years and I LOVE the full wall slide!
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-17-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By swoop
Thanks dcfleetwood. The part number was no longer...

Thanks dcfleetwood. The part number was no longer visible. I was able to find a comparable part and plan to installe them soon.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-14-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By swoop
Thanks Miramichi!

Thanks Miramichi!
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-14-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By swoop
RV air hose connection

Have had our RV for a couple of years now and just discovered the air hose connection. Bought the necessary parts and tested. I get about 120 psi from the compressor. However, when I open the cover...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-12-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By swoop
When I dolly towed I had magnetic lights velcroed...

When I dolly towed I had magnetic lights velcroed in the back window of the towed vehicle. Not necessary but made me feel better.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-10-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,256
Posted By swoop
Verizon JetPack for us.

Verizon JetPack for us.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-31-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By swoop
I sold mine (with surge brakes) this past summer...

I sold mine (with surge brakes) this past summer for $1500. Paid $1929 which included a spare tire. Threw in a few extras like the wrench to tighten the straps, external towing lights, etc. It was...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-20-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By swoop
When I was dolly towing I bought a 7-pin adapter...

When I was dolly towing I bought a 7-pin adapter that allowed for two connections. One 4-pin connection and one 5-pin connection. Plugged the dolly into one of the connections. Put some auxiliary...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-15-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,423
Posted By swoop
Good point!

Good point!
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-15-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,459
Posted By swoop
Congrats! Nice looking coach!

Congrats! Nice looking coach!
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-05-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,763
Posted By swoop
Not that annoying to me either. It does what I...

Not that annoying to me either. It does what I need it to do for toad/daily driver/transporting young grandkids. Donít have hearing aids yet, but, sang in a band and went to a lot of concerts ď back...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-05-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,763
Posted By swoop
We purchased a Ď12 CR-V EXL w/out Navi in July. I...

We purchased a Ď12 CR-V EXL w/out Navi in July. I was towing a Ď07 Avalon on a dolly. Bought the Avalon new and loved it but did not like dolly towing for a variety of reasons, mostly physical. Sold...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-02-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,875
Posted By swoop
Purchased our coach in March of last year with...

Purchased our coach in March of last year with 30,000 miles on it. Put about 10,000 miles on it last year with a mix of camping and trips for maintenance. Went to the Freightliner service center in...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-24-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,949
Posted By swoop
Same here. When I had my dolly I bought an...

Same here. When I had my dolly I bought an adapter for my 7-pin connector that accomodated a four-pin and 5-pin connection. Plugged the dolly in one four-pin connector and plugged in magnetic lights,...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-03-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,685
Posted By swoop
Not blaming the dolly. Dolly towing for me...

Not blaming the dolly. Dolly towing for me overall was frustrating and that was the moment I decided that I wasn't going to do it anymore.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-03-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,685
Posted By swoop
On the same trip (June) and about an hour after I...

On the same trip (June) and about an hour after I stopped at the rest stop to fix the straps, we were rolling down the highway and crossed a short bridge with a lot of dips and bumps. Shortly after...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-31-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By swoop
I also have an RVI3. Used it for the first time...

I also have an RVI3. Used it for the first time yesterday for a 200 mile trip. It did its job. I do not mind having to move the box around. Install and removal is simple and quick.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-31-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,685
Posted By swoop
Same here. I bought an ACME EZE Tow dolly last...

Same here. I bought an ACME EZE Tow dolly last year. Put about 3000 miles on it. The dolly performed as advertised but I had several instances with the straps coming loose (no doubt it was operator...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-22-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By swoop
I have an older Atwood water heater and use it...

I have an older Atwood water heater and use it mostly on propane. Did some research online and found an article that says to light a burner on the stove and let it burn until the flame is mostly...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-27-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By swoop
We purchased our "new to us" RV in March of last...

We purchased our "new to us" RV in March of last year. Took several trips during the summer without a toad. My DW developed some medical issues so in September of last year I bought a tow dolly...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-15-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,579
Posted By swoop
Hi Oldman5145, what year is your Traverse? I use...

Hi Oldman5145, what year is your Traverse? I use a tow dolly and find it to be to much work. What mods did you have to make to your Traverse to get it configured to tow?
Forum: Going Green 05-10-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,536
Posted By swoop
At the height of your solar power usage during a...

At the height of your solar power usage during a normal day, what devices are you using? What devices do you run at night? We are almost always connected to shore power but I plan to prepare my...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-19-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By swoop
I feel better now knowing that my batteries are...

I feel better now knowing that my batteries are in series/parrallel. The solar panels are doing their job and keeping the batteries charged. Now I need to determine why my Xantrex panel doesn't see...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-18-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By swoop
Four 6v batteries.

Four 6v batteries.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-18-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By swoop
Glad to know they are in series. Solar is...

Glad to know they are in series. Solar is connected to (+) on battery 1 (far right) and (-) on battery 3. Two 100 watt panels. I went to my RV and checked the voltage on each battery. Each one was 7...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-18-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By swoop
A black and white wire go to the solar panels....

A black and white wire go to the solar panels. There is another white wire that goes to the inverter.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-18-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By swoop
What is the voltage config of my house batteries?

Hi all,

I purchased my 2006 Fleetwood Discovery early last year. The batteries were less than a year old when I purchased the coach. Visited the coach last December and discovered all...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-15-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,659
Posted By swoop
Similar to how I feel. When at home I consume a...

Similar to how I feel. When at home I consume a lot of sports. When out in the rig I enjoy being outside. The DW is an inside person but I enjoy the sunshine and fresh air (and peace and quiet if we...
Forum: Going Green 03-14-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,536
Posted By swoop
This is exactly why I purchased a 200 watt solar...

This is exactly why I purchased a 200 watt solar panel setup. Went to my RV in storage in December and the batteries were so dead that they were frozen. They were less than two years old. I...
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