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Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-29-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By jpmihalk
I-70 connects Baltimore to Denver and is probably...

I-70 connects Baltimore to Denver and is probably the shortest/fastest way, but does have tolls in both PA and KS. We have travelled from Kansas City east to MD on I-70 with lots of good places to...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-25-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,596
Posted By jpmihalk
Wilmington Delaware to Virginia Beach routes

Rt 13 over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is the fastest but depending on weather, it can be shut down due to high winds for trucks and campers. The CBBT also takes EZPass if you have it.

We...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,081
Posted By jpmihalk
After doing an extensive search, we decided on a...

After doing an extensive search, we decided on a 2016 Thor Hurricane last April. It had a few very minor issues that the dealer and Thor both worked together and quickly fixed. All in all we find it...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 06-21-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By jpmihalk
Great info! Thanks!

Great info! Thanks!
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 06-20-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,499
Posted By jpmihalk
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_36...

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_3658397_0_75da97b9a5f9c6f1ed1a93531bd9e3f3.jpg


Delaware Beaches Jellystone Park - Memorial Day 2016
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-22-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By jpmihalk
Where are you coming from in Ohio? We visited...

Where are you coming from in Ohio? We visited Cincinnati last fall and coming home we took US 35 to I-64 in West Virginia and I-64 all the way to the beach. We live in Virginia Beach (for a little...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-08-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,197
Posted By jpmihalk
The advantages of a system like that are...

The advantages of a system like that are portability and the ability to find a hole in the trees to get a signal. Small portable domes are convenient and Dish gets an HD signal too. Dish Pay as you...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-01-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 374,220
Posted By jpmihalk
Are you using Internet Explorer? That seems to be...

Are you using Internet Explorer? That seems to be the only consistent browser that works for displaying and selecting those options. Mobile browsers and Chrome and Firefox do not work.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-19-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By jpmihalk
I used the clevis adapters that came with the...

I used the clevis adapters that came with the Currie baseplate and bolted them to my Demco towbar arms in place of the originals. They fit better to the Currie mounts but did require some spacers on...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-19-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,865
Posted By jpmihalk
You are asking two different questions. One is...

You are asking two different questions. One is how can I get WiFi set up in my RV (assuming this is to stream media) and the other is how can I set up something to watch TV when there is no cellular...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-24-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,317
Posted By jpmihalk
Our Hurricane has two dump stations and I am glad...

Our Hurricane has two dump stations and I am glad as it effectively doubles our black and gray tank capacity. We also tend to boondock a lot.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-21-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,536
Views: 215,280
Posted By jpmihalk
I am 55, DW is 46 driving a 2016 Thor Hurricane...

I am 55, DW is 46 driving a 2016 Thor Hurricane 35C and towing a 2015 Jeep Renegade.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-13-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,380
Posted By jpmihalk
Glad to know it wasn't just us. We bought our 98...

Glad to know it wasn't just us. We bought our 98 Itasca Sunflyer four years ago and within one month it developed a crack in the driver's side windshield that expanded and we had it replaced. While...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-10-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,543
Posted By jpmihalk
As someone who fits the OP's original...

As someone who fits the OP's original description, we compared both FR and Thor models for a few years before settling on the Thor Hurricane we have now. Some had to do with the dealers we worked...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-08-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,182
Posted By jpmihalk
We emailed using the Customer Service form on the...

We emailed using the Customer Service form on the Thor website and got our schematic drawings the next day in email.
Forum: New Member Check-In 03-07-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By jpmihalk
Congrats and nice work!! We hope to see you in...

Congrats and nice work!! We hope to see you in Orchard Park for a Bills game or two this fall!!
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-04-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,492
Posted By jpmihalk
In general, yes. But you are limited to front...

In general, yes. But you are limited to front wheel drive vehicles only. Each method has its pros and cons.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-03-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,078
Posted By jpmihalk
Yes, that is one of the reasons I am ready to...

Yes, that is one of the reasons I am ready to retire and get out of VA! It has been fun but it is an expensive state to live. SD here we come!
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-02-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By jpmihalk
I used Boogey Lights on our old Itasca as under...

I used Boogey Lights on our old Itasca as under awning lighting. We had the Bluetooth version and they worked well and as advertised.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 03-01-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 27,110
Posted By jpmihalk
The short answer is YES, we would. We have had...

The short answer is YES, we would. We have had our Hurricane 35C for 11 months and about to full time with it (starting later this summer) and although there have been some issues, it has performed...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-01-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,648
Posted By jpmihalk
Congrats on retirement and the fun to follow! We...

Congrats on retirement and the fun to follow! We are almost there ourselves, I am 55 and plan to retire on July 1 so we can full time afterwards and travel wherever we want. Getting ready to put the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 02-24-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,424
Posted By jpmihalk
We connected ours through the BOMB using the HDMI...

We connected ours through the BOMB using the HDMI connection. Of course we have an HDMI switch as opposed to a coax BOMB... if not, it can be connected directly to a TV via HDMI.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-21-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By jpmihalk
We went with DakotaPost because they had an FMCA...

We went with DakotaPost because they had an FMCA discount. They have been very helpful so far and we are currently in the process of registering our vehicles in SD. Next up is a trip to Sioux Falls...
Forum: New Member Check-In 02-15-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By jpmihalk
Welcome, neighbor! As previously mentioned, there...

Welcome, neighbor! As previously mentioned, there is much knowledge to be found here and very friendly and helpful people.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-07-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,882
Posted By jpmihalk
We have the Master Tow with surge brakes. Yes,...

We have the Master Tow with surge brakes. Yes, LED lights on the plastic fenders, no issues with our Jeep Renegade rubbing the fenders during turns.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-26-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,134
Posted By jpmihalk
I think they mean Genie, which is a box that can...

I think they mean Genie, which is a box that can read from other main receivers for saved programs, etc.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-24-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,651
Posted By jpmihalk
Another recommendation for TireMinder.

Another recommendation for TireMinder.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-24-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By jpmihalk
Sounds like your research is spot on so far. It...

Sounds like your research is spot on so far. It is very important to know what you want and to know what you don't want, and to fit it all into your budget. Working with dealers can be a crap shoot,...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-15-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,918
Posted By jpmihalk
Another couple using a Master Tow with surge...

Another couple using a Master Tow with surge brakes. We have found it to be pretty simple and reliable. After the first few trips, you will develop a routine and the two of us can get hooked up and...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 01-12-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,577
Posted By jpmihalk
Absolutely agree. My first towed was a...

Absolutely agree.

My first towed was a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited which was a 4x4 and easily set up for flat towing. My new towed is a Jeep Renegade FWD, which is why we use the dolly. The...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 01-12-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,577
Posted By jpmihalk
We have towed both 4 down and using a dolly. It...

We have towed both 4 down and using a dolly. It really depends on what you want to tow. 4 down is definitely easier but is more expensive to set up and requires modifications to the towed vehicle. We...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 01-12-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By jpmihalk
We got our Hurricane 35C last April and had a...

We got our Hurricane 35C last April and had a couple of minor issues that were solved by the dealer quickly. We traded an older Itasca Sunflyer for our Hurricane. There were some minor differences in...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-15-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,257
Posted By jpmihalk
Same as others have said, on our 98 Itasca we had...

Same as others have said, on our 98 Itasca we had to replace the fuel pump to allow the unit to run in hot weather.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-29-2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,403
Posted By jpmihalk
Many good comments and advice above. I think the...

Many good comments and advice above. I think the bottom line is that it is a commitment. The bigger they are the more expensive they are, especially year to year on maintenance items. Most people I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-21-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,871
Posted By jpmihalk
Here is a 4-way with hoses: ...

Here is a 4-way with hoses:


https://www.amazon.com/Camco-59123-Propane-Brass-Port/dp/B0014JG7RQ/
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 06-19-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,197
Posted By jpmihalk
I have been using the new CoPilot for RV app on...

I have been using the new CoPilot for RV app on my iPhone/iPad. It has the ability to route based on height, weight and RV-specific factors. The only thing that is a bit "off" is the ETA function,...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 06-11-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,202
Posted By jpmihalk
To add OV2 POI files to an iOS device, you will...

To add OV2 POI files to an iOS device, you will need a file system browser. Just drop the OV2 files in the root ("/") of the CoPilot app folder and they will be selectable.

The traffic add-on is...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 06-01-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By jpmihalk
Congrats!! Enjoy your travels!

Congrats!! Enjoy your travels!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-31-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,882
Posted By jpmihalk
We just traded in a 98 Itasca Sunflyer 34 that...

We just traded in a 98 Itasca Sunflyer 34 that already has solar and residential fridge with 2 year old tires and new AGM house batteries. It would be great for a long trip under your budget.
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 05-26-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,597
Posted By jpmihalk
Congrats on the new FR3! Enjoy!

Congrats on the new FR3! Enjoy!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-26-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,014
Posted By jpmihalk
I am aware, it's just that I am sandwiched in...

I am aware, it's just that I am sandwiched in between a busy commercial airport and two busy military air bases... very rarely would I have a window of opportunity.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-25-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,014
Posted By jpmihalk
Another Phantom 3 Pro owner here, registered and...

Another Phantom 3 Pro owner here, registered and I always fly legal. Since I happen to live within 5 miles of an airport (several, in fact) the only times I seem to get to fly are on our trips with...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-21-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,533
Posted By jpmihalk
We will be camping at the Delaware Beaches...

We will be camping at the Delaware Beaches Jellystone Park with some friends and family.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-20-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By jpmihalk
I second the Lake George area and I believe there...

I second the Lake George area and I believe there are a couple of other campgrounds along the Schroon River just north of Lake George that were pretty nice with lots to see and do.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 05-20-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 906
Posted By jpmihalk
I would also bring a multimeter and/or a USB...

I would also bring a multimeter and/or a USB charging cable so you can test every outlet and charging station. It seems that there is a high probability of at least one being wired incorrectly (in...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 05-10-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By jpmihalk
Congrats and enjoy!!!

Congrats and enjoy!!!
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 05-07-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 580,196
Posted By jpmihalk
LyonsL, looks awesome. Enjoy!!

LyonsL, looks awesome. Enjoy!!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-06-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,532
Posted By jpmihalk
We wanted a residential fridge in our "forever"...

We wanted a residential fridge in our "forever" RV but decided against the bigger ones for just the two of us. So we opted for an RV with a 10cf residential and more storage space. All the benefits...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-06-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12,634
Views: 1,766,370
Posted By jpmihalk
A flagpole hitch mount to fly our flags proudly...

A flagpole hitch mount to fly our flags proudly when at a site.
Forum: Just Conversation 05-04-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30,622
Views: 1,701,335
Posted By jpmihalk
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