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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-07-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,465
Posted By Army Nurse
One of our Coleman Mach AC/heat pump units failed...

One of our Coleman Mach AC/heat pump units failed in July as well. I too bought a portable AC at Home Depot, just to get us through the trip. I made a cardboard template to seal the window around...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-07-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,532
Posted By Army Nurse
I have the same jack stands, only in blue. I...

I have the same jack stands, only in blue. I paid like $150 on Amazon last summer. Really cheap insurance, if you don't want to be squished.

I raise the MH on its jacks, place the stands, and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-31-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,598
Posted By Army Nurse
Our coach was parked for several months before I...

Our coach was parked for several months before I picked it up. (Stupid COVID.) No telling how long it had been since its last road trip. I had new tires installed a couple of weeks before I picked...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-31-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By Army Nurse
Most of the 5k rated coaches will have an Allison...

Most of the 5k rated coaches will have an Allison 2500 transmission. That's the limiting factor and the reason for the 5k sticker on the hitch. Changing the hitch won't fix that.

I'd look for a...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-30-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Army Nurse
We picked our coach up from the consignment...

We picked our coach up from the consignment dealer a months ago. Absolutely love everything about it, except the handling. Seriously, I expected much better. I've driven 40 year old church busses...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-06-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Army Nurse
I'm looking at two today. Both are low mileage...

I'm looking at two today. Both are low mileage 2016 2.8L diesel models, and both have adaptive cruise and lane assist per the buttons on the steering wheel and console.

According to the FAQ on...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-05-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Army Nurse
Which Base Plate for 2015+ Colorado/Canyon WITH Adaptive Cruise?

I am going to look at a GMC Canyon (4x4 and auto trans) tomorrow, because I am looking for a more suitable flat tow vehicle than my current 3/4 ton 4x4. The Canyon has adaptive cruise control on it,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-22-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,312
Posted By Army Nurse
Toyo has some comparison charts on their site... ...

Toyo has some comparison charts on their site...

M144 is not available in the size you mentioned. The closest you'll get is 295/80R22.5. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-13-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,208
Posted By Army Nurse
Sailun is a decent tire brand at the lower price...

Sailun is a decent tire brand at the lower price point. Just make sure you are buying tires for the appropriate application in the right load range. Make sure you are ordering a tire intended for...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 05-12-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,779
Posted By Army Nurse
That's good to hear. I've been looking at...

That's good to hear. I've been looking at 2006-2011 HR and Monaco for some time now, and the quality is pretty hard to beat.

This one has the Maxxforce 10, which has gotten a lot of bad press due...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 05-10-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,779
Posted By Army Nurse
2011 Holiday Rambler Ambassador 36PFT

After a lot of looking around, and even more discussion with the DW, we finally decided to buy our next RV. It's a 2011 Holiday Rambler Ambassador 36PFT, and it replaces the 40' 2015 Montana High...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 05-09-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,166
Posted By Army Nurse
I just made a reservation at Airport Park for...

I just made a reservation at Airport Park for 21-25 June. They have a message on their web site that reads, "This location is closed, but will reopen for camping on May 20, 2020. Affected...
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 05-05-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By Army Nurse
2011 Holiday Rambler Ambassador 36PFT

2011 Holiday Rambler Ambassador 36PFT (2020-05-05 18:54:18)
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 02-01-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,465
Posted By Army Nurse
We looked at one of these yesterday. Very nice! ...

We looked at one of these yesterday. Very nice! My wife loved the bath tub. :thumb:
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-09-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,790
Posted By Army Nurse
Congratulations!!! Owning an RV is a lot...

Congratulations!!!

Owning an RV is a lot like owning a boat. There will be considerable maintenance, mixed in with considerable fun. I like our Montana, and I'm sure you will as well!
...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-01-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By Army Nurse
Iíve got a roll top cover from Pace. Good value,...

Iíve got a roll top cover from Pace. Good value, keeps the bed dry, and still looks good after 3 years sitting outside. Iíve toyed with the idea of a bed mounted tank, but it would definitely need to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-21-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,563
Posted By Army Nurse
Iíve got full length aluminum running boards with...

Iíve got full length aluminum running boards with wings in front of the duals. They keep the sides of the truck clean, and really make it easy to reach the hitch handle.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-12-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,039
Posted By Army Nurse
1. I miss drive through fast food, automatic car...

1. I miss drive through fast food, automatic car washes, and parking in the garage.

2. I can use the extra steps when I have to park far away from the Walmart.

3. My Ram dually is waaaayyyy...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-05-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,490
Posted By Army Nurse
Bottom line, 14k is a lot of weight to stop with...

Bottom line, 14k is a lot of weight to stop with drum brakes. It's not going to feel like there's nothing back there when you hit the brakes.

Our Montana HC is around 14,000 lb fully loaded on...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-05-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,830
Posted By Army Nurse
I never gave it much thought while shopping for...

I never gave it much thought while shopping for ours, but I wish I had. Our Montana has the windows on the left, facing our neighbor's site in the campground. It's my least favorite thing about the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-25-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,265
Posted By Army Nurse
I had the same problem on my Montana. Keystone...

I had the same problem on my Montana. Keystone said, "Do we even know you?" :banghead:

So, I just put a few dabs of Dicor on over the top of the staples last year. Seems to be holding fine.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-25-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By Army Nurse
Yes, it gets cold, even in the south. We...

Yes, it gets cold, even in the south. We full-timed in our Montana High Country for 8 months in Kentucky while waiting for our house in Washington to sell. Electric heaters, a heated fresh water...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-17-2017, 03:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,523
Posted By Army Nurse
I installed a set of aluminum running boards from...

I installed a set of aluminum running boards from Owens. These are their Classic Series Running Board. They make it a LOT easier to reach into the bed to get to the B&W hitch. As a side benefit,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-04-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,744
Posted By Army Nurse
Not really an RV story, but here's my story of a...

Not really an RV story, but here's my story of a time when the vehicle was a bit too big for the road... I was a passenger on a 44 passenger bus full of military folks on a staff ride to tour...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 08-22-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,560
Posted By Army Nurse
Take some measurements and CLICK HERE...

Take some measurements and CLICK HERE (https://www.amazon.com/rv-screen-door-slide/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Arv%20screen%20door%20slide) for a link to screen door parts on Amazon. I would...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-15-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By Army Nurse
I do drain the fresh tank between trips, but I...

I do drain the fresh tank between trips, but I only drain the entire system (including water heater) when winterizing for outdoor storage. I do put a cup of plain chlorine bleach in the fresh tank...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-12-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,639
Posted By Army Nurse
Holy cow, 09 harley! That's a lot of stuff to go...

Holy cow, 09 harley! That's a lot of stuff to go wrong off the bat. I'd say you got a lemon there. Hope the new one works well for you. :)

As for ours, the issues have been minimal. We bought...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-30-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,539
Posted By Army Nurse
I bought a Thetford 35 gallon from CW a couple...

I bought a Thetford 35 gallon from CW a couple years ago. It's very handy for emptying the gray tank when staying at state parks that might not have full hookups. I've not used it as such, but it...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-23-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,408
Posted By Army Nurse
I noticed most of the guys saying the short trips...

I noticed most of the guys saying the short trips don't matter have pre-DPF/DEF trucks. For them and their pre-emission trucks, I would kind of agree. Others say they had some emissions related...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-18-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,824
Posted By Army Nurse
Yep, I do the same. Love my Garmin RV-760 LMT. ...

Yep, I do the same. Love my Garmin RV-760 LMT. :thumb:

Do yourself a favor, though. Look at a map online before heading down the road. Satellite view in Google Maps is awesome for...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-13-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,874
Posted By Army Nurse
Aside from the pin weight, what about the length?...

Aside from the pin weight, what about the length? I know our 40' trailer is effortless to pull down the interstate, but a beast to back into some of the smaller state parks. I've yet to find one I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-05-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,279
Posted By Army Nurse
Thanks! The main reason for having them is that...

Thanks! The main reason for having them is that I'm 5'5" and it was near impossible to reach the release handle on the hitch. It's much easier now. They're also really nice for keeping the truck...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-04-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,182
Posted By Army Nurse
I just get on the roof and use a small electric...

I just get on the roof and use a small electric leaf blower prior to breaking camp in the summer. In the winter, it's usually just a few swipes with a broom to kick the snow and ice off. Awnings are...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-04-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,250
Posted By Army Nurse
Our combined length of 2014 Ram 3500 dually and...

Our combined length of 2014 Ram 3500 dually and Montana HC 340BH is 57' bumper to bumper. It's easy to drive down the highway (while maybe not as comfy as a 40' DP), but can be a bit of a challenge...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-04-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,451
Posted By Army Nurse
Yep, luck of the draw plus a little common sense....

Yep, luck of the draw plus a little common sense. It's not a house, and it withstands s tremendous amount of wind and vibration going down the road. So, I'm not surprised that I need to tighten a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-04-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,279
Posted By Army Nurse
I really like my winged running boards (Owens...

I really like my winged running boards (Owens Aluminum). Maybe not as inexpensive as a step ladder, but they also help keep the grime thrown from the front tires off the bed.
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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-24-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,671
Posted By Army Nurse
Mine is mounted in the basement on the driver's...

Mine is mounted in the basement on the driver's side, at the top of the front wall. It's out of the weather, so it doesn't get wet if it's raining during setup. Oh, and it's behind a locked door, so...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-05-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By Army Nurse
That could be, Stickdog. The valve will leak if...

That could be, Stickdog. The valve will leak if the pressure of the water coming in is too low. Found that out the hard way. That would be the first place I'd look.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-05-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By Army Nurse
The tank flush in mine goes up under the bathroom...

The tank flush in mine goes up under the bathroom sink to an air gap back flow preventer, and then down to the black tank. There's no valve or anything to stop it from flowing, once pressure is...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-02-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,735
Posted By Army Nurse
Locked under a roll top cover. Keeps the leaves...

Locked under a roll top cover. Keeps the leaves and thieves out. 😉
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-27-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,732
Posted By Army Nurse
Ours has several feet of the galley drain...

Ours has several feet of the galley drain exposed, along with a couple feet of the main. I have a heat tape running along the bottom of the tube, with pipe insulation wrapped around it. That kept it...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-20-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,940
Posted By Army Nurse
I drive my 2014 Ram 3500 DRW crew cab with 8' bed...

I drive my 2014 Ram 3500 DRW crew cab with 8' bed daily. I rarely pull nose first into stalls in a parking lot, as it's always easier to back in. I can pretty much put it anywhere I want, but I tend...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-20-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By Army Nurse
My 2014 Ram 3500 DRW 8' bed has the B&W Turnover...

My 2014 Ram 3500 DRW 8' bed has the B&W Turnover Ball is mounted directly over the axle. Combined with the B&W Companion, it's a great setup.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-20-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,302
Posted By Army Nurse
We bought our 340BH in April of 2015. Overall,...

We bought our 340BH in April of 2015. Overall, it's a nice unit. No major flaws. We did have some issues with the caulk in the drain channels above the slides. Keystone balked a bit, but eventually...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-07-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,601
Posted By Army Nurse
I had the same thing happen. Took it in for...

I had the same thing happen. Took it in for warranty work, and presto! It worked for them. I've been TDY, so haven't had a chance to try it since April. Hoping when I get home in a couple weeks it...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-25-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,792
Posted By Army Nurse
That's the regular non-Tri Glide model with a...

That's the regular non-Tri Glide model with a fixed plate. They no longer produce part number 35-946232, which is the Tri Glide model. It has been replaced with the Trailair Flex Air, which they...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-25-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,792
Posted By Army Nurse
Thanks, MthTrek, but I should have been more...

Thanks, MthTrek, but I should have been more clear. I've got the Lippert 1116. The one they still have a few left (L07) replaces the Lippert 1716 as I recall. That one would contact the sides of my...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-24-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,792
Posted By Army Nurse
I wish the Trailair Tri Glide was still in...

I wish the Trailair Tri Glide was still in production. I liked it's design.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-22-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By Army Nurse
Gigattime has some good stuff there. I bought a...

Gigattime has some good stuff there. I bought a cheap electric leaf blower, and use it to clear debris from the roof and tops of the slide prior to pulling out. It's amazing how much stuff collects...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-20-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By Army Nurse
I have the Lippert electric 4 point system. Like...

I have the Lippert electric 4 point system. Like gas been said, when it works, it works well. I did have an issue for a while, and had to manually level with the system. It fixed itself one day, so I...
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