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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-03-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,954
Posted By brunsje
Full Wall Slides

There are many, probably greater than 50%, of Motorhomes with Full Wall slides being built today. And also many with 4 smaller slides.

But you should consider their disadvantages from an...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-02-2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,963
Posted By brunsje
TCi Stores

all TCi Tire Centers do spin balancing at 55 mph.

That is plenty good.

Works for me!

JohnnyB
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-02-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By brunsje
Camper is Better Option

I would tow a 1-Ton Pickup with a Camper on the back.

JohnnyB
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-02-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,954
Posted By brunsje
Tough Question

Best Free Advice:

1. Buy from a company with a strong reputation.

2. Do not buy a rig with a full wall slide.

3. Consider less slides, minimum is 2. More slides equals more leakage paths...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-02-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By brunsje
Showhauler ToyHauler

Your solution is EASY.

Go to the Showhauler website and see their toy haulers!

And you can still pull a Large Trailer behind.

They build the best ToyHaulers in the business.

JohnnyB
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-27-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,582
Posted By brunsje
Tires are Critical

Folks,

Tires are critical to your safety as well as others on the road.

Please replace them in a timely manner.

Many can discuss when a tire should be replaced.

During your annual chassis...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-21-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,556
Posted By brunsje
AirHorn?

That is why commercial trucks have the air horn on a 'pull wire' above the drivers head.

JohnnyB
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-19-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,138
Posted By brunsje
Cycle the Water in the Potable

Folks,

My method is to shift to my Water Pump and Onboard Potable Water Tanks about every 2 weeks and go from Full down to about 1/3. Then refill.

This allows me to operate my water pump...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-27-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By brunsje
Fan on High

Also run your fan on high speed in humid conditions. Helps get the water draining!
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-17-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By brunsje
Big Names

The major players are Magnum and Outback

JohnnyB
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-12-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,073
Posted By brunsje
Just installed mine a few weeks ago. Works as...

Just installed mine a few weeks ago. Works as advertised. I doubt it is as sensitive as an antenna that is aimed. To me it is a nice compromise.

JohnnyB
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-27-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,506
Posted By brunsje
I recently drove from Las Vegas, up I-5 past San...

I recently drove from Las Vegas, up I-5 past San Francisco, then up the coast in our 45' Motorhome.

I was initially a bit concerned, but it was a great trip. No interactions with the Police.

I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-26-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,377
Posted By brunsje
Better place to stay is Grassy Key RV Resort at...

Better place to stay is Grassy Key RV Resort at MM57.

JohnnyB
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-25-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,368
Posted By brunsje
Don't Touch It!

Most are throwaway. They will leak if you mess with it. Unless it is clogged and you have reduced flow, I would not touch it.

JohnnyB
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-24-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,319
Posted By brunsje
Do most RV'ers use Satellite TV?

We are on the road about 50% of the time, calling ourselves 'Half-Timers'. I have been using Comcast TV at home.

Should I switch to DirectTV for both home and the RV?

I would like to get HD...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-19-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,129
Posted By brunsje
We use NETFLIX nightly. It consumes 0.3 Gb/hour....

We use NETFLIX nightly. It consumes 0.3 Gb/hour. Were on a 40Gb/month plan.

Works great.

We use Park WiFi and other sources as available for browsing also.

JohnnyB
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-13-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,920
Posted By brunsje
Our DD has great suction! Better than anything...

Our DD has great suction! Better than anything else.

JohnnyB
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-09-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By brunsje
Strongly recommend NOT using a 140 degree...

Strongly recommend NOT using a 140 degree thermostat. The hot water will scale your skin. Only use the 120 degree thermostats.

JohnnyB
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-07-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,189
Posted By brunsje
Use NETFLIX with streaming set to Low Quality. ...

Use NETFLIX with streaming set to Low Quality. Consumes ~0.3Gb/hr. I use it all the time on my 40Gb/month AT&T Plan.

Amazon Fire has no quality settings to reduce consumption, so stay away from...
Forum: Keystone 06-06-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,201
Posted By brunsje
Go back to the dealer and have them do a load...

Go back to the dealer and have them do a load test.

JohnnyB
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-23-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By brunsje
Poor Cable

We are 'Half-Timers' on the road about 6 months/year.

40% have passable CD TV.

60% have very poor reception.

We always try out the Cable TV, but we don't expect much.

We use OTA when near...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-13-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,133
Posted By brunsje
A few thoughts: 1. Always check your tire...

A few thoughts:

1. Always check your tire pressures each day before traveling.
2. Replace front tires at least every 7 years or earlier.
3. Frequently inspect all your tires by crawling...
Forum: Full-Timers 05-10-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,203
Posted By brunsje
Check out 'The Great Outdoors' TGO in Titusville!...

Check out 'The Great Outdoors' TGO in Titusville! You'll end up owning a nice lot. Super place.

JohnnyB
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-21-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By brunsje
Phone/Data Contracts

Both my AT&T and Verizon plans are no contract, as long as you own your devices.

No-Contract is the way to go!

If you are on a newer 'double-data' deal, you likely won't want to alter the plan...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-05-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By brunsje
Rust on the Custom-Built frame

A friend of mine has a 42' Beaver, I see him in Marathon frequently.

He loves his Beaver but his frame is heavily rusted.

Make sure to check out the chassis carefully.

JohnnyB
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-05-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,885
Posted By brunsje
Break out of the small truck mindset. Go to...

Break out of the small truck mindset.

Go to the HDT section on the Escapees forum and get a HDT.

You won't be sorry and you'll save money over an F-550.

JohnnyB
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-18-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 24,224
Posted By brunsje
To idle or not idle is a personal choice. ...

To idle or not idle is a personal choice.

However misinformation must be corrected.

I only fuel with the truckers and everyone I have been next to is running while they fuel.

This thread is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-09-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,504
Posted By brunsje
Opinions......

You are delving into a sensitive topic for many RV'ers.

MotorHomes are not required to pass collision and impact testing like passenger vehicles.

The only similar size vehicles that must pass...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-05-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By brunsje
Run it ALOT!!

The biggest problem folks have is not running the generator enough.

It requires 2 hours at >50% load every month.

In summer run your AC's and HW Heater

In winter, use space heaters and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-01-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 24,224
Posted By brunsje
Professional Trucking

Folks,

Those who use the truckers area, see if the professionals leave their trucks running while refueling, then you'll have your answer.

JohnnyB
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-27-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By brunsje
Tank Heaters

If you don't have gray and black tank heating pads, you should purchase and install.

JohnnyB
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-27-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 23,465
Posted By brunsje
Nascar Haulers

Most pro's use a Mega-C ToterHome, MotorHome, or Commercial truck to haul their 40 foot, 13'6" tall trailers. There weight would not be able to be pulled by even a Prevost. They require a 40,000#...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-25-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,401
Posted By brunsje
Totally agree with 11B! I also use my local...

Totally agree with 11B!

I also use my local Freightliner dealer.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-23-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By brunsje
Black tanks like to be kept wet, with at least...

Black tanks like to be kept wet, with at least several gallons on the bottom to keep the sludge from getting solid.

And use a lot of water through the tank. I let the water flow for at least 10-15...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-19-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,296
Posted By brunsje
Nexus Class A

I was very impressed by the brand new Nexus Class A.

And I'm a Mega-C guy with no bone for Class A's.

JohnnyB
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-19-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,618
Posted By brunsje
Paper

Paper Plates or DW.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-18-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,614
Posted By brunsje
Warranty?

It should be under warranty.

Call the Dometic hotline and seek their assistance.

JohnnyB
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-14-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,007
Posted By brunsje
Toured it Today in Tampa

Just did a walk-thru at the Tampa RV Show.

I was very impressed!

The design is excellent, the ceiling height seems a bit taller than usual RV's, build-quality was solid.

JohnnyB
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-07-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,142
Posted By brunsje
Good Video

Wonderful video.

There has to be a way to get to the top seal!

I am off to Home Depot to find something that will screw onto a broom handle, likely in the Paint Dept.

JohnnyB
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-06-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,142
Posted By brunsje
HOW TO Clean/Lube Upper Slideout Seal?

Folks,

I can pretty easily get to my bottom and side topper exterior seals.

How do you get access to the Upper Seal under the Topper?

I have been thinking of making some sort of contraption...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-04-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,262
Posted By brunsje
NOTHING. Enjoyed 80 degrees in Mayport, FL at...

NOTHING. Enjoyed 80 degrees in Mayport, FL at Pelican Roost RV Park.

Walked 7 miles with the Wife and Dog.

JohnnyB
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-03-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By brunsje
ShowHauler has options to support up to 8. King...

ShowHauler has options to support up to 8. King Bed, 2 Bunk Beds, Queen Pull-Out Sofa, and large Bunkhouse.

Ask to speak with Lonnie.

JohnnyB
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-31-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,262
Posted By brunsje
Enjoying the FL Sunshine

Decided to drive 10 miles to our local RV Park for 5 days.

It is nice to do a short get-away from the duties of being a homeowner.

JohnnyB
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-29-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,435
Posted By brunsje
Folks, This topic appears to be about...

Folks,

This topic appears to be about inexpensive jack pads.

Unfortunately, excellent, very supportive and strong jack pads are quite expensive. They run about $100-$200 each in a 24" X 24"...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-22-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,107
Posted By brunsje
NO!!

Flat towing is easier. That is why most vehicles are flat towed.

JohnnyB
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-18-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,522
Posted By brunsje
I always operate in either of two modes: 1. ...

I always operate in either of two modes:

1. If on potable water supply from the RV Park: Turn water pump off.

2. I operate solely on my RV system

If water pressure in the RV Park is low, I...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-18-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,727
Posted By brunsje
Wait A Bit

Winegard is soon to release a new OMNI Antenna called the "Rayzar Automatic Amplified HD TV Antenna"

JohnnyB
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-16-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,808
Posted By brunsje
Key West is quite tight if you venture off the...

Key West is quite tight if you venture off the main roadways.

I prefer to stay in the Middle Keys and, if needed, take the Toad down to the Keys.

Less expensive also! My favorite park is in...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-04-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,534
Posted By brunsje
Preesure Regulator

35 psig is a bit low. I like to run mine at about 55 pig.

JohnnYB
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-04-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By brunsje
Yes

Your opinion is correct. EMS is one of the Best!

JohnnyB
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