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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-15-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,829
Posted By Motor7
I have plumbed several houses & campers using the...

I have plumbed several houses & campers using the brass/bronze Pex compression fittings and never had a leak. The close quarter tool ain't cheap though:...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-04-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,152
Posted By Motor7
If you have barking or aggressive dogs...leave them home please!

I just did a motorcamping trip to the NE....11 days and 3400 miles and I camped in State and National parks and the last night in WV kinda put me over the edge. Many of us here have dogs, we have 3...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-04-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,643
Posted By Motor7
^This The same thing happened to our...

^This

The same thing happened to our Workhorse Bounder. I was the one who serviced the calipers and changed the fluid before the fateful trip. One would think 'a' driver would know a caliper was...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-25-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,893
Posted By Motor7
6'4 here and on any 74" bed you sleep diagonally...

6'4 here and on any 74" bed you sleep diagonally or hang ten.

Look at the Rpod 176T. It's a hybrid with a bump out short queen. We replaced the crappy pod mattress with a tri-fold full sized...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 07-25-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,966
Posted By Motor7
About 5 months. The first person to look at it...

About 5 months. The first person to look at it bought it, so be patient. I used Craigslist and was descriptive with everything good/bad along with lots of pictures. Be reasonable on pricing, the...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 07-25-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By Motor7
Was the trailer on level ground when you tried to...

Was the trailer on level ground when you tried to button it up?

And have you ever noticed alignment issues before?

I bought my Rpod used and the previous owner had trouble closing the bump out....
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 07-13-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By Motor7
I agree, leave it hooked up. If you put any jacks...

I agree, leave it hooked up. If you put any jacks or stabilizers down do yourself a favor and do a thorough walk around before pulling out in the AM. And or clip something on the truck's steering...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 07-13-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,966
Posted By Motor7
We have done 3 trips and about 800 miles....no...

We have done 3 trips and about 800 miles....no regrets. We are relaxing more on both the drives and destination. Headed to Manitoba in August, then maybe Wyoming/Montana....it's gonna be good!
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-21-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,238
Posted By Motor7
We did the same a few months ago. Both of us felt...

We did the same a few months ago. Both of us felt that the 33' motorhome was too much so we decided to simplify to a Avalanche and a R-pod 20' TT.

As for power, we like to boondock so solar...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-25-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Motor7
bueno!

bueno!
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 02-23-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 50,067
Posted By Motor7
Ok, thanks Janet.....I understand and thank you...

Ok, thanks Janet.....I understand and thank you and all the mods that had to work on the PB issue.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-22-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 22,720
Posted By Motor7
I think you left something out. I have been...

I think you left something out.

I have been crossing the border once or twice a year for 15 years. I am a CCW permit holder and they always ask if I am carrying a firearm....never do when...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 02-21-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 50,067
Posted By Motor7
Since PB has reversed it's policy and now has a...

Since PB has reversed it's policy and now has a reasonable fee to host 3rd party links, will the forum allow them again? The reason I am asking is it takes quite a bit if time to post photo's here...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 02-21-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,966
Posted By Motor7
No, it is the standard Eastern edition. As far as...

No, it is the standard Eastern edition. As far as I know the Hood Edition only has axle risers(which I have already added to mine for $70) and 15" rims w/Off road profile rubber instead of 14" rims...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-20-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By Motor7
I would use vinyl plank flooring right over that...

I would use vinyl plank flooring right over that floor. It is a floating floor, so real easy to do.
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 02-20-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,966
Posted By Motor7
Maiden voyage was last weekend to the beach....

Maiden voyage was last weekend to the beach. Other than chasing some sway issues, the trip went well. It is small, but the new full sized queen mattress was fantastic.
Forum: Just Conversation 02-20-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,455
Posted By Motor7
We carry both, stove top perk for boondocking and...

We carry both, stove top perk for boondocking and a 12 cup 120v for when hooked to power.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-29-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,534
Posted By Motor7
So you will be living in it for maybe a year? If...

So you will be living in it for maybe a year? If so, I think a lightweight would be fine, then if you decide to keep it you can tow it anywhere. Re-sale might be better too.

I'd be looking for...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-28-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,981
Posted By Motor7
About the water damage. I know that rv's and...

About the water damage. I know that rv's and campers are supposed to be waterproof. But in my opinion they were never designed to sit out in the 'weather' 365 year after year. The best thing you can...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-28-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,300
Posted By Motor7
6" thick folding full sized queen arrives...

6" thick folding full sized queen arrives tomorrow.....$214 delivered:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W67PH2Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'll post up a review...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-26-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By Motor7
Been there, done the big "D" and lived in a 24'...

Been there, done the big "D" and lived in a 24' Class C for a couple of years. No big dog and I stayed in a county owned park/campground.

The dogs are a dilemma for a single guy with no yard. How...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-24-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By Motor7
Not all CW's are terrible. They are just like any...

Not all CW's are terrible. They are just like any other RV dealer with some good some bad. All of them want the most for their products and that is why they are in business. It's up to us as...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-23-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,551
Posted By Motor7
Ok then the Tahoe can handle up to 7200 lbs or...

Ok then the Tahoe can handle up to 7200 lbs or 720 lbs(average) on the tongue. Remember it's real easy to add a bunch if 'stuff' in a 30' trailer that will total 1,000lbs quickly and you have to add...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-23-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,551
Posted By Motor7
What is the dry weight of the camper? GVWR of...

What is the dry weight of the camper? GVWR of camper. Your Tahoe...2 or 4WD? It makes a difference-
7200 lbs for the 2007 Tahoe 5.3L 373 with 4WD and 7500 lbs for the 2WD model
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 01-23-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,966
Posted By Motor7
Breakdowns are 50% of the reason we downsized....

Breakdowns are 50% of the reason we downsized. The last two trips ended up at repair shops costing thousands of dollars(and yes I did a ton of preventive maintenance myself). The other 50% was the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-22-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,292
Posted By Motor7
Before buying our R-Pod I was looking at a new...

Before buying our R-Pod I was looking at a new Roo. I noticed that the dealer was charging extra for an item that was listed as standard equipment from Forest River(2 MaxxAir vent covers to the tune...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 01-22-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,966
Posted By Motor7
Sold the 33' Motorhome and downsized to this:

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photopost/data/500/KIMG0181.JPG

Bigger was not better. When I unloaded the motorhome the contents filled up 8 large storage containers......why did we need all that...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-19-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By Motor7
Thanks for the info from everyone. Looks like I...

Thanks for the info from everyone. Looks like I am all over the map and now researching Hybrids. I have decided thanks to this thread that whatever I buy will be made using Azdel siding or...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 08-19-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,382
Posted By Motor7
Pic's are not working for me, but I like the idea.

Pic's are not working for me, but I like the idea.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-18-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By Motor7
Tuq yes, full suspension is with shocks or bags....

Tuq yes, full suspension is with shocks or bags. I just know that the roads we travel on in Canada can rattle the screws(and other stuff) out of a motorhome, so having more than just leaf's make...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-18-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By Motor7
Tug, so far I like the ORV's but they are heavy...

Tug, so far I like the ORV's but they are heavy things.


Ok, next question, can a suspension system be added to a leaf or torsion axle TT, and if so what's the ball park cost?
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-18-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By Motor7
Azdel....Interesting....and that seems to be the...

Azdel....Interesting....and that seems to be the way to go. Ironically, my aversion to Luan originated with a complete rebuild/repair on the lower wings of my Lance TC. The Filon just fell right off...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-18-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By Motor7
So max is 7K lbs on the two axles. Wet that will...

So max is 7K lbs on the two axles. Wet that will be moderately overweight which could vey well be the problem.

Remember dry weight is without any options and no water, no propane. Many mfg's...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-17-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,174
Posted By Motor7
I understand human error. Right now I am...

I understand human error. Right now I am preparing my "case" with the videos, photos and documentation. I have to go to Reeder Chevy and request a refund for all the work done on the rear bearings,...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-16-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By Motor7
Full suspension TT floorplan/mfg help

We currently have our 33' Motorhome up for sale(it's just too big). We travel frequently between TN and MB which is a round trip of almost 4K miles so I want a TT with full suspension....especially...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-16-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By Motor7
Which model did you buy and what capacity axles...

Which model did you buy and what capacity axles are under it?
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-16-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,174
Posted By Motor7
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Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-16-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,174
Posted By Motor7
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Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-16-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,174
Posted By Motor7
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Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-16-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,174
Posted By Motor7
Here are the videos: ...

Here are the videos:

https://youtu.be/mJG4RzuEe7w

https://youtu.be/0gg-yb7KtMg

https://youtu.be/j6_dfix_WVk

I will attempt to embed them......
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-11-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,174
Posted By Motor7
We are on the way home Camped in Minnesota so far...

We are on the way home Camped in Minnesota so far so good ...0 bearing noise. Ill post the pics and videos when i can.
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-11-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,467
Posted By Motor7
Ahhh, ok. Needless to say when I walked into the...

Ahhh, ok. Needless to say when I walked into the Chevy dealership and saw my coach up on the leveling Jacks with no tires underneath it I was a bit surprised.
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-11-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,561
Posted By Motor7
There are other things that are going to drain...

There are other things that are going to drain the battery. Most motorhomes draw around 2amps all the time. Plug it in if you can, or install a solar panel to keep the batteries up. If neither is an...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-10-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,467
Posted By Motor7
My rig has had all 4 tires off the ground...

My rig has had all 4 tires off the ground multiple times with no Sumo failure front or back.
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-10-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,174
Posted By Motor7
Ok sports fans, the verdict is >in<. Reeder Chevy...

Ok sports fans, the verdict is >in<. Reeder Chevy installed the wrong outer bearing on my Spicer rear end. It was between 1/8 and 1/4" too large Id, it was flopping around on the spindle putting ALL...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-09-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,174
Posted By Motor7
Confirmed appointment at 0830.....film at...

Confirmed appointment at 0830.....film at 11....lol
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-08-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,174
Posted By Motor7
I think you guys are right. When the noise...

I think you guys are right. When the noise started, first thing I did was check the diff fluid level...it was an inch low in a parking lot that was slanted towards the fill plug side. The place in St...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-08-2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,174
Posted By Motor7
Stuck in Canada...anyone done their own rear bearings?

Its a longer story, here is the abreviated version. Most here know I had new everything axle related installed including new bearings done at Reeder Chevy in Knoxville recently.

We made it from TN...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 07-20-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,281
Posted By Motor7
All valid points...thanks! Also looking at...

All valid points...thanks!

Also looking at 2012-2015 24-26' Chevy Express Van Class C's with one living room slide(like a Coachmen LEPRECHAUN 220QB) . The 6L is a proven powerplant, but yes uses...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 07-19-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,281
Posted By Motor7
Round 2...fail I found the DEF tank in 5 min...

Round 2...fail

I found the DEF tank in 5 min - passenger side lower compartment behind entry door.

Slide out broke the day before and was stuck 5" out. Salesman said floor had a soft spot so...
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