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Forum: Just Conversation 11-12-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,581
Posted By Filmshooter
Kept them & enjoyed not having to deal with...

Kept them & enjoyed not having to deal with leaks, bad motors, & other slide problems.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-17-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By Filmshooter
Jack Control Pad

I have a ‘95 Dolphin & had a window leak on the jack pad. One push button doesn’t work. Checked w/Lippert & they had nothing. Tried Evil-Bay, again nothing. It’s an encapsulated unit so I can’t...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-11-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By Filmshooter
Water Valve

The City Water/Tank Fill valve in my ‘95 Dolphin (34DS) has packed it in. Anybody know how difficult it is to repair or replace?
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-03-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Filmshooter
Have had one for 3 years - love it!

Have had one for 3 years - love it!
Forum: New Member Check-In 02-14-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Filmshooter
You will find that older RVs weigh less than...

You will find that older RVs weigh less than newer ones & will respond to wind/passing trucks more. We have a ‘94 National Dolphin that when loaded for travel weighs in at 22,700#. That’s about...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 12-18-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,774
Posted By Filmshooter
Now another view - when we wanted to buy our 1st...

Now another view - when we wanted to buy our 1st motor home, we asked a friend with 20 years of DP experience. His advice was, “Buy the simplest RV that meets your needs & you can afford.” Best...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-09-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By Filmshooter
It’s on an Oshkosh chassis, don’t know the model...

It’s on an Oshkosh chassis, don’t know the model #. I was cautious, too as we only have 115,000 miles on it, but the recommendation came from a very trusted shop.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 11-05-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By Filmshooter
Brake Cost

I need rear pads in my ‘95 Dolphin & estimates have run from $400.00 to “around” $1,000.00. Has anyone had this done lately? Any thoughts on an average cost? Thanks.
Forum: Just Conversation 10-11-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,444
Posted By Filmshooter
We’ve got a 34’ ‘95 Dolphin that we bought...

We’ve got a 34’ ‘95 Dolphin that we bought purposely because it had no slides. Other than the area at the foot of the bed being a bit tight, we’ve never had a problem. I’m a big guy 5’10” & 260# so...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-17-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Filmshooter
Sorry, maybe I wasn’t clear - all I want to do is...

Sorry, maybe I wasn’t clear - all I want to do is figure out a way to build up the base to make it 4” or so higher. Sorry for the confusion.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-16-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Filmshooter
Lifting Chair

As I’ve gotten older (& creakier) it’s getting hard to get out of the chair by the door in my Dolphin. Has anyone “lifted” one?
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-22-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By Filmshooter
Thanks, OB, I think that’s what I’m going to end...

Thanks, OB, I think that’s what I’m going to end up doing.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-22-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By Filmshooter
Thanks much. I have the same info, but without...

Thanks much. I have the same info, but without brake caliper model # or pad part #, that info doesn’t help much.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-22-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By Filmshooter
Rear Brakes

Have a ‘94 Dolphin 34DS that needs rear brakes. Local garage says no info available & will have to completely disassemble & try to match. Sounds like $$$ to me. I like & trust them & was hoping I...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-19-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,803
Posted By Filmshooter
We bought a 1994 Dolphin 4 years ago as our...

We bought a 1994 Dolphin 4 years ago as our “Let’s see if we like it RV”. Fast forward, we’ve put 18,000+ miles on it & other than the water heater giving out, it’s been an Energizer Bunny - just...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-06-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,030
Posted By Filmshooter
Just a point, Tropical was made flagship diesel...

Just a point, Tropical was made flagship diesel in 2002 or so, but Dolphin had been available as a diesel since around 1994. We love our ‘95 diesel Dolphin!
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-03-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,734
Posted By Filmshooter
You can also get an echo charger. Hooks to start...

You can also get an echo charger. Hooks to start batteries & bleeds some volts into the house batteries. Works great, no hassle.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-17-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By Filmshooter
To keep the toad battery charged so the electric...

To keep the toad battery charged so the electric brake system works.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-16-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By Filmshooter
Battery Connections

I’m going to run a 2/0 cable from my house batteries to the battery on our toad. It’s a double cable, so, obviously, 1 goes to hot, but do I run the other to the negative on the batteries or just to...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 02-22-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By Filmshooter
‘95 Dolphin Water Heater

Went out for the weekend & discovered a leak where the output line from the water heater goes out of the box it’s in. Any advice on removing the heater &/or box? Is there enough slack in the lines...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 02-05-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 92,850
Posted By Filmshooter
Ft. Rucker, AL. 1/2 way thru Rotary Wing School.

Ft. Rucker, AL. 1/2 way thru Rotary Wing School.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-13-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By Filmshooter
I used bead board painted white. We think it...

I used bead board painted white. We think it looks great.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-15-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,385
Posted By Filmshooter
George, bought a Colorado (crew-cab, 4x4)...

George, bought a Colorado (crew-cab, 4x4) specifically to tow (well, she wanted it, too). Just finished 1100 mi & loved it. It tracked very smoothly & impacted our mpg less than our last toad. ...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-15-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,244
Posted By Filmshooter
White Roof?

So, I scrubbed my roof with Bartenders Friend to get rid of dirt & mold. Now I've got a mottled grey/black roof. What do I do to get it white again?
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-15-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By Filmshooter
Just checked & transmission is an MD3060. Anyone...

Just checked & transmission is an MD3060. Anyone know the towing capacity?
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-13-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By Filmshooter
Thanks so much DLindy. That is exactly what I...

Thanks so much DLindy. That is exactly what I was looking for! Unfortunately Oshkosh was bought out by Freightliner some years ago & they didn't retain any records.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-04-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By Filmshooter
Thanks so much for the info, but I'm still at a...

Thanks so much for the info, but I'm still at a loss as how to figure towing capacity.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-03-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By Filmshooter
Towing Capacity

I couldn't find any information, so I thought I'd ask here - I have a 1995 Dolphin 34DS w/Cummings 5.9 TA & Allison 6-speed in an Oshkosh chassis. Does anyone know my tow capacity? Thanks in...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-14-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,809
Posted By Filmshooter
Thanks for your input. Charles, we have fiends...

Thanks for your input. Charles, we have fiends who have had terrible problems with their slides & we were kind of afraid to get into that.
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 05-14-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,149
Posted By Filmshooter
The thing that has always fascinated me is that...

The thing that has always fascinated me is that women spend countless hours complaining about us, but they still can't wait to get married. I think if you can't wait to get involved with something...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-14-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,809
Posted By Filmshooter
Without Slides

When did National begin installing slides? We have a '95 Dolphin that has no slides & we are very happy with it. We were thinking of going to a newer one, but can't seem to find one without slides....
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-08-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By Filmshooter
I'll try. I'm not sure how to post photos, but...

I'll try. I'm not sure how to post photos, but I'll take a shot at it.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-06-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By Filmshooter
Well, without any outside help, I've come up with...

Well, without any outside help, I've come up with the following plan: the side strip is backed with thin wood that has rotted & is inconsequential in the final repair. The trip strip & it's wood...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-22-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By Filmshooter
Side Trim Advice

We have a '95 35' Dolphin. The laminated sidewalls terminate in a rubber"ish" side rail. Kind of like a rub rail. It was bonded to the ends of the plywood floor & protected from road spray by...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 03-25-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By Filmshooter
Check either a marine supply place (West Marine...

Check either a marine supply place (West Marine can be found on the internet) or a truck supply or garage.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-25-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By Filmshooter
Check out someone in your area who makes custom...

Check out someone in your area who makes custom shower doors. A local plumbing supply should know who to contact.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-19-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,739
Posted By Filmshooter
Don't even try to tow a Highlander on anything...

Don't even try to tow a Highlander on anything but a trailer! Our local Toyota dealer said it was OK to tow on a dolly. Got back from a trip, Highlander quit, cost us $5,500.00 for new (rebuilt)...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-02-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 30,093
Posted By Filmshooter
Sorry to burst all you naysayers bubbles, but...

Sorry to burst all you naysayers bubbles, but I've got a '95 Dolphin 34DS with the 5.9 Cummings & on our last 2 trips - OR to PA & back & OR, CA, AZ, NV, & OR, we averaged 13.7 mpg. Yes, it can be...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-10-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Filmshooter
Since the bay is plastic, a fiberglass guy is...

Since the bay is plastic, a fiberglass guy is going to want to take everything out & start over - $$$$$! Find a plastics supplier (Yellow Pages) & take a piece of the plastic to them. They can...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-10-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,303
Posted By Filmshooter
Cleaning rubber roof

Any suggestions for cleaning the rubber roof on my Dolphin? It's got mold on it & I tried the recommended cleaner & it didn't work. I was thinking maybe a mixture of bleach & Simple Green...? ...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-28-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By Filmshooter
Thanks so much for all your recommendations. ...

Thanks so much for all your recommendations. We'll be staying there tomorrow night.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-27-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By Filmshooter
Safe Camp on 395N

Does any one have any suggestions for a safe place to stay around Alturas, CA on 395N? We're returning home to Central Oregon after a month in AZ & need a place to stay for a night. Thanks.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-24-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Filmshooter
Thanks, but we've got friends & reservations in...

Thanks, but we've got friends & reservations in Flagstaff.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-23-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Filmshooter
Sure! We did the adult thing & visited friends...

Sure! We did the adult thing & visited friends in Aptos & Palm Springs, CA, then on to Phoenix. Am in Tucson now, leaving for Flagstaff tomorrow. Original plan was Chinle & Moab, but we decided...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-22-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Filmshooter
Thanks to both of you for your suggestions. ...

Thanks to both of you for your suggestions. Dennis, I think we'll follow your route, we're ready to be home! Thanks again both of you!
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-22-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Filmshooter
Need Help - Flagstaff to 395

We decided to end our over-ambitious trip in Flagstaff. Now I have to get to Rt 395 in CA to get home to central OR. Seems like a couple of possibilities - any suggestions for easy travel -34' DP...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-09-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By Filmshooter
Thanks for your replies. Our coach is basically...

Thanks for your replies. Our coach is basically 12v DC, only microwave, TV, & A/Cs use 120v AC. I'm beginning to think that all we really need is a smart charger & not an inverter. Thanks again!
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-05-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By Filmshooter
Inverter vs Converter

Currently have converter in our '95 Dolphin & it works great, but was wondering what advantage there would be to going to an inverter/charger like, say a Xantrex? Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-19-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Filmshooter
TPMS Sender Size

Am looking for a TPSM with the smallest sender size. The opening in my wheels is really small. I tried Tire Minder, but the sensors were WAY too big. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-27-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Filmshooter
Thanks for all the advice. We're planning now.

Thanks for all the advice. We're planning now.
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