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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-22-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 38,324
Posted By 4x4van
Most units now no longer have that; the detector...

Most units now no longer have that; the detector "sounds", but doesn't do anything else. Not sure why. Perhaps they were problematic, although in the 15 years I used that RV, it never caused...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-22-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 38,324
Posted By 4x4van
Sounds like you've made a huge amount of...

Sounds like you've made a huge amount of progress; congrats. The fact that you've decided to include propane in the mix will certainly make life much better for you; fridge, stove, water heater,...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,048
Posted By 4x4van
I'm a bit confused about the first part of the...

I'm a bit confused about the first part of the question. What would be the minus? It's ALWAYS a plus to have information. How you do that (gauge, scangauge...) is up to you.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-21-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,164
Posted By 4x4van
I guess it could happen, but has anyone actually...

I guess it could happen, but has anyone actually heard of anyone gettin "RV-Jacked"? Sure, the occasional RV theft occurs, but it's not common. A GPS tracking device could work, but still seems...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-21-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,367
Posted By 4x4van
I hate blanket statements like this. My first...

I hate blanket statements like this. My first class C, purchased at 10 years of age and used for 12 years: no cabover leaks, no front window leaks, no seam leaks, no between the cab & cabover leaks....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-21-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 38,324
Posted By 4x4van
[moderator edit] Look, I'll try again,...

[moderator edit]

Look, I'll try again, because even though you don't think so, I really do want to help. You have an older coach that has alot of issues; the chassis/drivetrain, the house...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 91,664
Posted By 4x4van
ThePowells; I think we are both arguing the same...

ThePowells; I think we are both arguing the same point. You absolutely have the right to search the vehicle if probable cause exists. Pulling a vehicle over for weaving is not, by itself,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 91,664
Posted By 4x4van
Wrong. Being pulled over for a traffic violation...

Wrong. Being pulled over for a traffic violation is NOT probable cause to search the passenger compartment of the vehicle.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 91,664
Posted By 4x4van
I never made that claim, nor any of the claims...

I never made that claim, nor any of the claims you suggest in the previous post. But if we go by the OP's post, there WAS NO probable cause. The dog DID NOT hit on the vehicle (in fact, the handler...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 91,664
Posted By 4x4van
Yes, you did miss something. You forgot to...

Yes, you did miss something. You forgot to mention the part where the officers, with absolutely no probable cause, no right, no suspicion, effectively locked him in their vehicle and searched his...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 91,664
Posted By 4x4van
And just what, in this instance, would that...

And just what, in this instance, would that probable cause be?

I am 100% pro law enforcement, but this story pissed me off. They had absolutely no reason or probable cause to search the RV. They...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-20-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 38,324
Posted By 4x4van
This is a good example of someone purchasing an...

This is a good example of someone purchasing an RV with no clue as to what it really means/takes to actually use it. And the fact that it is an older RV with lots of "issues" is just icing on the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-20-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,315
Posted By 4x4van
No one is trying to "shame" anyone. There are...

No one is trying to "shame" anyone. There are plenty of legitimate reasons for a person to not change a flat on their RV. But there are also legitimate reason to not be entirely dependent on...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-19-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By 4x4van
The answer is purple, because aliens don't wear...

The answer is purple, because aliens don't wear hats.
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-19-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By 4x4van
Every RV I've owned was at least 10 years old...

Every RV I've owned was at least 10 years old when I purchased, and used for 10-15 years more. I don't go overboard on parts but do carry a pretty decent toolbox. One bottle of all fluids (oil,...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-17-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,393
Posted By 4x4van
Interesting. If course, if the insulation...

Interesting. If course, if the insulation blanket kept the water hot all day, then I would question whether in fact it actually saved as much as you think, or whether you actually had "hot" water...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-17-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,393
Posted By 4x4van
I turn mine on when I reach campground, turn it...

I turn mine on when I reach campground, turn it off when I leave. The small amount of LPG that it uses to occasionally keep it hot throughout the camping trip is certainly no more than firing it up...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-17-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,881
Posted By 4x4van
But what is Michelin's definition of "long term"...

But what is Michelin's definition of "long term" storage? 2 months? 6 months?

My PWC trailer has been stored in my garage, on concrete, for 8 months straight, every year, since 1996. Original...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-17-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,134
Posted By 4x4van
This is a new 2018? It HAS to have the Federal...

This is a new 2018? It HAS to have the Federal Tire Placard in it somewhere. Look on the wall near/below/behind the driver's seat area. Is there a driver's door? Look in the door frame. Again,...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-16-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,134
Posted By 4x4van
People, he already knows that he needs to get his...

People, he already knows that he needs to get his rig weighed and set pressures accordingly. UNTIL then, his best option is to use the pressures listed on the Federal Tire Placard inside his coach. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-15-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By 4x4van
Did you replace the coach batteries, or the...

Did you replace the coach batteries, or the chassis batteries (not sure why you would have 2 chassis batteries for a 454 Chevy, but...?). Coach batteries should have no effect on ignition, lights,...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-15-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,134
Posted By 4x4van
Until you get it weighed, it is safe to use the...

Until you get it weighed, it is safe to use the pressures listed on the Federal Tire Placard inside your RV (on/near the drivers seat/door).
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-15-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,462
Posted By 4x4van
HWH and Power Gear are two different animals,...

HWH and Power Gear are two different animals, from two different manufacturers. The WD-40 comments were made in regards to the HWH jacks. Power Gear may indeed recommend silicone; HWH does...
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-15-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,011
Posted By 4x4van
7-9

7-9
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-15-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,571
Posted By 4x4van
Good point. My blowouts occurred on a class C;...

Good point. My blowouts occurred on a class C; the front was the metal wheelwell of the E350 van cab; minimal damage. The rear was not much more than plywood, styrofoam, and thin aluminum...major...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-14-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,462
Posted By 4x4van
Actually, HWH specifically recommends WD-40, and...

Actually, HWH specifically recommends WD-40, and specifically says NO to silicone spray.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-14-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,571
Posted By 4x4van
Yup, I had a right front blowout that did minimal...

Yup, I had a right front blowout that did minimal damage; scratches and black rubber scuffing around the outside of the fender. But I also had an inside dually blowout that flattened the steel gas...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-14-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,975
Posted By 4x4van
1. Built in USB chargers throughout (cab,...

1. Built in USB chargers throughout (cab, bedroom, etc)
2. Inflatable solar lanterns...
Forum: Boondocking 12-14-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,839
Posted By 4x4van
Wow, really? You consider being 15 miles from a...

Wow, really? You consider being 15 miles from a major grocery store a "food desert"? LOL, then I suggest that boondocking may not be the lifestyle for you, instead, stay back east. Your...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-13-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,571
Posted By 4x4van
The "blowout" position is irrelevant, as the...

The "blowout" position is irrelevant, as the sudden loss of air is not what causes the damage to the RV, nor is it from a single blow from loose rubber. It is the rubber that is partially attached...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-12-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,462
Posted By 4x4van
:banghead:

:banghead:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-12-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,462
Posted By 4x4van
Exactly. I cringe when I see this question come...

Exactly. I cringe when I see this question come up, because every time, well meaning people immediately tell the OP how THEY do it, which is irrelevant, and at least some of those answers are wrong...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-10-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,216
Posted By 4x4van
I'm curious, what made it "obvious" that you...

I'm curious, what made it "obvious" that you could not install the old but unused spare?

My spare is the original that came with the RV (2004). It's been stored inside the dark compartment, still...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-10-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 349,338
Posted By 4x4van
I've found that some of the links on the...

I've found that some of the links on the Winnebago site don't work unless you right-click and choose "open in another tab (or window)". Not sure why.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-10-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,398
Posted By 4x4van
AZ was wrong. By law, all 50 states are supposed...

AZ was wrong. By law, all 50 states are supposed to register RVs by the model year, regardless of the chassis year. The RVIA info earlier in this thread (post #4) has the details.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-08-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,398
Posted By 4x4van
My current coach is '04 across the board, but my...

My current coach is '04 across the board, but my last one was a '88 Jamboree, on a '87 Ford chassis, chassis built in late '86. Registration was '88.

Only issue was that I had to remember to buy...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-08-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 513,098
Posted By 4x4van
The box is 16' by 7' (notice the fenders...

The box is 16' by 7' (notice the fenders "outside" the box). With tongue, it's right at 20' total length, and weighs about 4K lbs loaded (bikes, gear, tools, fuel, etc).
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-07-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,887
Posted By 4x4van
Wow, now THAT'S playing with fire! When (not...

Wow, now THAT'S playing with fire! When (not "if") she finds out that you didn't really break down, you are going to need a trailer to haul the doghouse with you, 'cuz that's where you'll be...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-06-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,864
Posted By 4x4van
I wonder if a periodic removal/cleaning of the...

I wonder if a periodic removal/cleaning of the shuttle valve would be advantageous in any way?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-06-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,864
Posted By 4x4van
Beautiful! The video clears it up perfectly,...

Beautiful! The video clears it up perfectly, thank you!
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 12-06-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,773
Posted By 4x4van
I, too, am a bit confused. I thought (maybe I...

I, too, am a bit confused. I thought (maybe I was wrong) that I read on this forum that my 2004 Itasca (8.1 Workhorse, Allison 1000 5-spd) was likely running Dexron. Additionally, my Workhorse...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-06-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,864
Posted By 4x4van
I, too, have the 325 system, jacks and 2 slides. ...

I, too, have the 325 system, jacks and 2 slides. Only problem that I have had was intermittent operation that turned out to be some corrosion on the fuses in the control box. But, I've seen several...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-06-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 326,959
Posted By 4x4van
Finally received my 2nd (of 2) replacement. The...

Finally received my 2nd (of 2) replacement. The first took just under 2 weeks, the 2nd took 4 weeks! Not sure why the difference, since they were both "ordered" at the same time, during the same...
Forum: Boondocking 12-06-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,398
Posted By 4x4van
We are weekend warriors; ATVs/motorcycles during...

We are weekend warriors; ATVs/motorcycles during the winter, jetskis during the summer, typically 3-5 days each trip.

Summer, we go to FHU campgrounds, because we camp where it is at least...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-05-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,234
Posted By 4x4van
Not all A&E versions are/were 3 point systems. ...

Not all A&E versions are/were 3 point systems. As I said above, my last RV had a 2 point aluminum wrap. The awning material bead slid into a channel on the last section of the aluminum, and each...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-05-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 38,324
Posted By 4x4van
My 1979, 1988, and now my 2004 all use simple HD...

My 1979, 1988, and now my 2004 all use simple HD continuous duty solenoids; contacts are closed when the engine is running (or the boost button is pressed), open when the ignition is off.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-04-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 38,324
Posted By 4x4van
I didn't miss anything. None of what you are...

I didn't miss anything. None of what you are saying changes a single thing that I have said. As for running all of your stuff off batteries, no one can answer that without specifics;. Size/amperage...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-04-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By 4x4van
I would tend to agree with fpresto; you are the...

I would tend to agree with fpresto; you are the one who set the front & rear of your RV on the ground, not the campground owner/management. I see no liability on the part of the campground.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-04-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 38,324
Posted By 4x4van
Other than running the roof AC going down the...

Other than running the roof AC going down the road, a generator is used while boondocking to charge batteries, run AC/microwave, etc; things that don't run on batteries. YOU are the one, in post...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-03-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,318
Posted By 4x4van
99.9999%?? Seriously? You obviously run with a...

99.9999%?? Seriously? You obviously run with a different crowd than I do. I'd actually guess that at least 75% of the RVs out there do NOT run polished aluminum rims, but rather steel wheels with...
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