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Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 01-17-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,041
Posted By petrel
If you are preparing to change fuel filters, you...

If you are preparing to change fuel filters, you may want to carry an empty container into which you can drain the dirty fuel from the filter housing. I use an old windshield washer fluid bottle. ...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-17-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By petrel
That is what I call a happy ending!

That is what I call a happy ending!
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 11-10-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By petrel
:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Full-Timers 11-09-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By petrel
Another vote for the TSD card.

Another vote for the TSD card.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-28-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,779
Posted By petrel
I've been amazed by the number of RVers speeding...

I've been amazed by the number of RVers speeding in campgrounds. With so many children and pets in a CG, I just can't imagine how selfish and self absorbed those drivers must be! Pray they only hit...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-06-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,921
Posted By petrel
No - Never. Receipts for periodic...

No - Never.

Receipts for periodic maintenance, repairs, or upgrades are punched and put in a journal for reference only. Receipts for anything else are promptly disposed of.
Forum: Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 09-06-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By petrel
According to this article, it could be either: ...

According to this article, it could be either:
https://familyrvingmag.com/2017/02/01/servicing-an-onan-diesel-generator/
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-23-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By petrel
When considering a headlight upgrade, please...

When considering a headlight upgrade, please consider installing dedicated focused fixtures from companies like JW speaker or Morimoto. They offer headlights in many common sizes.

These lights...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-23-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,850
Posted By petrel
$2.65 at TA for me today. Best price on gas...

$2.65 at TA for me today. Best price on gas buddy in this area was $2.89 at a convenience store. I only use truck stops, but I use gas buddy to compare.

Glad to have TSD. With a little planning,...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 08-14-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By petrel
Is that a Custom Sundowner Outdoorsman?

Is that a Custom Sundowner Outdoorsman?
Forum: Truck Conversions 08-13-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,947
Posted By petrel
Great repair! I really dislike campgrounds...

Great repair!

I really dislike campgrounds that line their roads with objects that can damage an RV. I understand that some folks don't respect the landscape, but accidents happen, is their...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-01-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,049
Posted By petrel
Good save! Glad it ended OK.

Good save! Glad it ended OK.
Forum: Just Conversation 07-29-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By petrel
We switch the AC from auto to on, so the fan runs...

We switch the AC from auto to on, so the fan runs all night. It seems to be enough to drown out the occasional campground noise too.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-27-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,857
Posted By petrel
:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 07-25-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By petrel
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-09-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,186
Posted By petrel
:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Truck Conversions 07-02-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By petrel
Thanks for the measurement.

Thanks for the measurement.
Forum: Truck Conversions 06-25-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By petrel
What height did you have to work with?

What height did you have to work with?
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 06-12-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By petrel
When I modified the outside entertainment center...

When I modified the outside entertainment center on my Classic, I first climbed completely under the rig so I could inspect the area around the storage compartment closely with a flashlight. Once I...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-31-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,819
Posted By petrel
Don't sweat it. I like the idea of...

Don't sweat it.

I like the idea of fastening the ladder.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-20-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By petrel
I'd recommend not letting anyone but a certified...

I'd recommend not letting anyone but a certified Cummins/Onan service center touch it for anything, even PM, unless you plan to do that yourself.

Other than that, I don't think there is anything...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-18-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By petrel
Seems to be almost back to normal in Northern and...

Seems to be almost back to normal in Northern and Central VA. As others have recommended, just use gas buddy to avoid any spots that have not restocked yet.
Forum: Truck Conversions 05-09-2021, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By petrel
Automated power cord system for Truck Conversion

I specifically directed my inquiry to the TC crowd because I believe that the size, position, and construction of the storage bays on these rigs poses a unique set of installation issues. Those of...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-05-2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,819
Posted By petrel
This upgrade is a few years old, but still my...

This upgrade is a few years old, but still my favorite. JW Speaker LED headlights and fog lights. DOT compliant and State Inspection Station approved.

I don't have a photo, but I recently...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-03-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,163
Posted By petrel
That truck is ready to do that job as is. ...

That truck is ready to do that job as is. Probably won't even need a wd hitch, a standard hitch will do. Our F-350 didn't need it with a 31' TT.

Accessories: mud flaps, Diamondback HD tonneau,...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 04-25-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By petrel
We've had our M&G system for 7 years. It has been...

We've had our M&G system for 7 years. It has been transferred from one Jeep to the next and still works great. Love the simplicity and ease of connection.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-22-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By petrel
Bluewater Key Resort, Key West, FL

Bluewater Key Resort, Key West, FL
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-17-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,173
Posted By petrel
I'd definitely prefer a trailer, especially an...

I'd definitely prefer a trailer, especially an enclosed one or a stacker, for carrying a little extra gear, keeping the toad cleaner, and affording the ability to back up in a pinch. Unfortunately,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-09-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,213
Posted By petrel
I wonder what the duration of the GS-Pilot/FJ...

I wonder what the duration of the GS-Pilot/FJ contract is? It would be nice to see it expire and possibly allow Pilot/FJ to participate with EFS again.

I've become an EFS believer in just a few...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 04-04-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By petrel
sharp looking rig!

sharp looking rig!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-04-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,090
Posted By petrel
My wife is an excellent driver of all vehicles...

My wife is an excellent driver of all vehicles from her Jeep to the motorhome. However, she knows that I like to drive, and she can take it or leave it, so she humors me. She only drives the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-31-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By petrel
Another vote for the Western route once you get...

Another vote for the Western route once you get to Richmond, VA. 64W - 81N - 84E
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 03-30-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By petrel
The noise level varies by year, make, model, and...

The noise level varies by year, make, model, and engine configuration. It is hard to generalize other to say that newer trucks tend to be quieter.

Ours is an '06 and is fairly quiet. Although the...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 03-24-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,899
Posted By petrel
thanks

thanks
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 03-24-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,899
Posted By petrel
Those gas fire pits sound great! Could anyone...

Those gas fire pits sound great! Could anyone give me an idea of the approximate propane consumption of the Outland? Doesn't have to be too scientific...about how long at wide open flame would a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-24-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,423
Posted By petrel
I agree. Beware of boosting power. We...

I agree. Beware of boosting power.

We once towed a 31' travel trailer with a 7.3l diesel ford excursion. I thought it would be a good idea to use a "software upgrade" to boost performance. ...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-24-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,687
Posted By petrel
IMHO service can go wrong for anything, not just...

IMHO service can go wrong for anything, not just tire shops. Doesn't matter if it is a valve adjustment or an awning replacement, or anything in between. Read reviews, get references, and still...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-20-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,847
Posted By petrel
We are finding this to be the case for us too. ...

We are finding this to be the case for us too. When our four children and their friends traveled with us, I had equipped an extensive outdoor cooking setup. Who wants all that heat and smell...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-19-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,205
Posted By petrel
:thumb: I often wonder if folks think I am...

:thumb:
I often wonder if folks think I am forgetting the wife, as she stands by the toad while I roll forward a bit to be sure everything is turning freely.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-15-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,016
Posted By petrel
A Renegade comparable to the Dutch Star would be...

A Renegade comparable to the Dutch Star would be an XL or Ikon. Determine which of those models is most comparable to the Dutch Star you like and test drive both.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 03-14-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 73,801
Posted By petrel
Leaving Dixie Caverns in Salem, VA last week.

Leaving Dixie Caverns in Salem, VA last week.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-14-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,162
Posted By petrel
Our home is also wired to use one or two small...

Our home is also wired to use one or two small gas generators, in the event of a power outage. When we were considering having the input panel altered to accept power from the motorhome, we realized...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-12-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,213
Posted By petrel
I received my new TSD card last week and was able...

I received my new TSD card last week and was able to use it for a short trip. I used Gas Buddy, Open Roads, and Trucker's Path to price fuel along my return route to find a "sweet spot" to top off...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 03-12-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,280
Posted By petrel
OEM glass on my old Freightliner is Pilkington. ...

OEM glass on my old Freightliner is Pilkington. I specified Pilkington only to the Safelite shop that the insurance company works with. I just paid the difference in price after the insurance had...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-08-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,565
Posted By petrel
When we traveled with our travel trailer we knew...

When we traveled with our travel trailer we knew we'd need hookups every night, so we liked to stay with a very simple plan. Check out after breakfast, check in with plenty of time to prepare...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-01-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By petrel
17N out of Charleston is a decent road, but not...

17N out of Charleston is a decent road, but not exactly scenic. Heed Charming's warnings about the traffic in Charleston and bypassing Myrtle.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-01-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By petrel
Marine 30 and 50 amp connectors are twist lock,...

Marine 30 and 50 amp connectors are twist lock, RV are not. In my experience they are not compatible. However, if you wish to use your shore cords, you can purchase adapters or replace the plugs,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-24-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By petrel
I retired in '17 and have kept my CDL. Like some...

I retired in '17 and have kept my CDL. Like some of the others who posted above, I thought I might pick up a little fun work here and there, plus it is just too much trouble to get it back, if I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-22-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,098
Posted By petrel
If you are handy, I'd recommend previously owned...

If you are handy, I'd recommend previously owned with no warranty. I'd prefer to fix things myself, rather than traveling to the dealer and enduring protracted waits for service or parts.

IMHO...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 02-11-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By petrel
Nice Rig!

Nice Rig!
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