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Forum: Vintage RV's 03-17-2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,889
Posted By Winnebeater
Sorry, very little tear down photos. It was a odd...

Sorry, very little tear down photos. It was a odd project on a very slippery slope. We started with the intension of only removing and replacing the carpet, that led to the walls, then the ceiling,...
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-16-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,374
Posted By Winnebeater
I had unplugged everything and plugged them back...

I had unplugged everything and plugged them back in. I then left the refrigerator light circuit and the AC heating element unplugged. We have been running it on gas and we have been good for a couple...
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-13-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,374
Posted By Winnebeater
Norcold 8310EG2 blown 3A fuse

I have a 1984 Winnebago Chieftain. It has a Norcold 8310EG2 refrigerator that originally came in it. The refrigerator has worked great since we bought the motorhome five years ago. We are on a...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-21-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6,410
Views: 1,007,933
Posted By Winnebeater
Repaired the speed sensor on our transmission,...

Repaired the speed sensor on our transmission, finished the install of our new cruise control. Then took it out on a test drive and fine tuned the calibration adjustments. Now our So-Cal trip (850...
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-04-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 1,803,527
Posted By Winnebeater
I like the couch. Looks like we got our furniture...

I like the couch. Looks like we got our furniture from the same place.
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-03-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6,410
Views: 1,007,933
Posted By Winnebeater
I would just turn the radio up. That should make...

I would just turn the radio up. That should make the noise go away.
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-01-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6,410
Views: 1,007,933
Posted By Winnebeater
Replaced a $1.00 fuse so I wouldn't have to...

Replaced a $1.00 fuse so I wouldn't have to replace a $100 microwave.
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-26-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6,410
Views: 1,007,933
Posted By Winnebeater
Last year we bought seven new tires for our 84...

Last year we bought seven new tires for our 84 Winnebago Chieftain. We had Michelin X-Rib on the rear and some no name brand on the front; all of them were well over seven years old. We went with the...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-24-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
I seen that on Top Gear, it was pretty cool. I...

I seen that on Top Gear, it was pretty cool. I think the appeal of the Elio is the claims of high mileage, low cost and an anticipated five star crash rating. Oh, and it does 0-60 mph in 9.6 seconds.
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-20-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6,410
Views: 1,007,933
Posted By Winnebeater
Or...." New Bravura toilet going in as soon if...

Or...." New Bravura toilet going in as soon if FedEx gets here, because they normally deliver to a different house with the same house on a different street". Luckily for us, the people at the other...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-22-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
This vehicle will be safer than my current...

This vehicle will be safer than my current commuter. A 2001 Mazda Miata. Which I feel safe driving anyways. There is already millions of small vehicles sold every year in the US. The Elio has the...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-21-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
Agreed, many three wheel vehicles have been...

Agreed, many three wheel vehicles have been produced over the years. Nearly none in the US successfully, but the Elio is unique. I wonder how many opted to just keep using their trusty horse and...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-21-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
Ford is also in the process of developing a 3...

Ford is also in the process of developing a 3 cylinder engine. They are probably not actually doing the R&D for their's though. I would suspect IAV will be doing the R&D as well as manufacturing of...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-21-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
That would be cool too. At least I could get my...

That would be cool too. At least I could get my hands on one, haha.
Forum: Just Conversation 02-21-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
That would be cool too. At least I would get my...

That would be cool too. At least I would get my hands on one, haha.
Forum: Just Conversation 02-21-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
Most Japanese motorcycles have been on the market...

Most Japanese motorcycles have been on the market for decades and have a loyal customer base that perpetuates business for them. Elio is an up and coming product that needs to prove itself which...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-21-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
It is worth noting that Elio will have roughly...

It is worth noting that Elio will have roughly 1,500 direct jobs at it's manufacturing plant in Shreveport, LA. That number will grow dramatically as it's dealer network starts to grow. They will...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-21-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
Definitely far more than I would have guessed.

Definitely far more than I would have guessed.
Forum: Just Conversation 02-20-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
Unlike the Elio I believe the VW is financially...

Unlike the Elio I believe the VW is financially out of reach for most people. If I had an extra $146,000, fuel economy would not be much of a concern. Elio is a projected 86mpg with a $6,800 price...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-15-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
I think where the Elio excels and that Smart car...

I think where the Elio excels and that Smart car may not is that the Elio has a similar size compared to a full size sedan. The front wheel track is the same width as a Ford Taurus. The wheel base is...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-14-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
This company is going to revolutionize the...

This company is going to revolutionize the automotive market place! This is a great example of capitalism at it's finest.
Forum: Just Conversation 02-14-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
What website? Where on their website? I'll paste...

What website? Where on their website? I'll paste what I've found on the Elio Motors website about two minute ago.

"This is a very green vehicle – and we’re not just talking about the...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-14-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
In three years the gas savings will have paid for...

In three years the gas savings will have paid for the car. That means essentially you will spent the same amount every month and in three years you will own an additional car. Everything after that...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-14-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
That's incorrect. It actually seats two in tandem...

That's incorrect. It actually seats two in tandem configuration. Driver in front and passenger in te rear.
Forum: Just Conversation 02-14-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
It would be a great tow vehicle. Especially if it...

It would be a great tow vehicle. Especially if it can be flat towed 3 down.

I have a 70 mile round trip commute every day for work. I currently drive a Mazda Miata which averages about 27 MPG and...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-13-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
The bulk of the car in built with parts from...

The bulk of the car in built with parts from various suppliers that are currently in production and used on multiple makes of vehicles in the market. This is one aspect that is helping them keep the...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-13-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
I believe it is actually a engine designed by IAV...

I believe it is actually a engine designed by IAV specifically for the Elio. I'm not sure though.
Forum: Just Conversation 02-13-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
And, A/C!

And, A/C!
Forum: Just Conversation 02-13-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
Because the Can Am is really safe in a collision....

Because the Can Am is really safe in a collision. Oh...uh...mmm.....I think I will take my chances in the enclosed roll cage with three are bags. The Can Am definitely looks fun, no doubt about that....
Forum: Just Conversation 02-13-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
If give up a $100 is going to hurt you...

If give up a $100 is going to hurt you financially....I'd go for. Oh, wait, I all ready. Lol
Forum: Just Conversation 02-13-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
I'll make sure I breathe. I would call myself...

I'll make sure I breathe. I would call myself cautiously optimistic. I did put a $100 "all in" deposit on one. I don't normally gamble on things, but I would like to see this company succeed. I feel...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-13-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
That was my first thought. It actually has a...

That was my first thought. It actually has a longer wheel base than a Honda Accord and the track width on the front is the same as a Ford Taurus. It is definitely larger than it looks. And it is...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-13-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
I've been following them FB and watching press...

I've been following them FB and watching press releases and they making some serious headway. Seems more promising than past company's.
Forum: Just Conversation 02-13-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,193
Posted By Winnebeater
Elio 84 MPG Production Car for $6,800.

I've been following a start up American car company called Elio Motors. They are claiming it will get 84MPG, five star crash rating, 90% american made parts, assembled in the USA and for $6,800. It...
Forum: Vintage RV's 02-03-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6,410
Views: 1,007,933
Posted By Winnebeater
What's a newspaper?

What's a newspaper?
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-23-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,092
Posted By Winnebeater
I play the dvd in the indash unit, but the video...

I play the dvd in the indash unit, but the video signal is sent to a tv in the living area. I generally always have the navigation on the indash screen while I'm driving.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-22-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,092
Posted By Winnebeater
If you have the same unit that I have the USB...

If you have the same unit that I have the USB input is to load photos or play music from a USB jump drive. You can also get an adapter cable to connect a iPhone/ iPad/ iPod through the USB and 3.5mm...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-09-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12,715
Views: 1,781,706
Posted By Winnebeater
One of the first things to go when we get a new...

One of the first things to go when we get a new to us RV is the fixtures. We can't stand the cheap one's that come in most RV's.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-08-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12,715
Views: 1,781,706
Posted By Winnebeater
Now that is a quality investment right there!

Now that is a quality investment right there!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-05-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12,715
Views: 1,781,706
Posted By Winnebeater
When I was a mechanic I always wondered why some...

When I was a mechanic I always wondered why some one would have a $5,000 stereo system, but wouldn't spend $200 dollar to fix their brakes. It all makes sense now.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-31-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12,715
Views: 1,781,706
Posted By Winnebeater
It probably would have been more exciting had you...

It probably would have been more exciting had you not done the brakes, but just for a few minutes.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-18-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,890
Posted By Winnebeater
Make each a short as necessary. There is no...

Make each a short as necessary. There is no benefit to having them the same length as each other.
Forum: Just Conversation 10-17-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,204
Posted By Winnebeater
I doubt that it went very fast. With the age and...

I doubt that it went very fast. With the age and size of that fifth wheel I would guess it weighs 10k-15k lbs.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-17-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,890
Posted By Winnebeater
I did this on a previous inverter install. I ran...

I did this on a previous inverter install. I ran 4/0 from alternator to isolator to thee different battery banks and then to the inverter. I upgraded the system from the factory installed 2 gauge. I...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-16-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,204
Posted By Winnebeater
Here's a link to another fine example of redneck...

Here's a link to another fine example of redneck ingenuity-

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/iahxrelzg1ffmca/7YnywrAW_2
Forum: Just Conversation 10-16-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,204
Posted By Winnebeater
He made the safety chains out of duct tape.

He made the safety chains out of duct tape.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-15-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,239
Posted By Winnebeater
We're are not to far from you, we live in the...

We're are not to far from you, we live in the valley. My wife and Iooked for almost a year as well. We combed through hundreds of Rv's online and narrowed it down to 5-6 we liked. We then were...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-15-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,092
Posted By Winnebeater
As a person that installed in-dash units for a...

As a person that installed in-dash units for a number of years I am partial to them. I have installed and personally used them. I currently have a Kenwood DDX319 with the optional NAV unit. I am very...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-15-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By Winnebeater
We floated the floor.

We floated the floor.
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-07-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,328
Posted By Winnebeater
I think you misinterpreted my intent. I was just...

I think you misinterpreted my intent. I was just suggesting that educating yourself on the legality of your new business venture would be wise, but it sounds like you have already done that. As for...
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