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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-21-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 100,841
Posted By rick5963
A charge line from rv chassis battery to equinox...

A charge line from rv chassis battery to equinox is best. I had one of the do called trickle charges in line. Would not keep battery up unless you started car about every 2hrs. I was told this was...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-11-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,053
Posted By rick5963
I used a hdmi splitter and a component to hdmi...

I used a hdmi splitter and a component to hdmi converter. Came off Wally hdmi port to my hdmi splitter
Plugged outside tv component cables to component to hdmi converter snd then hdmi cable to hdmi...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-01-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 100,841
Posted By rick5963
Equinox 2017

We did tow a 2017 awd v6 premier for 3 years till we recently sold Rv. Had no issues all. I still drive it every day.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-30-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By rick5963
Class C Shopping Advice

Looking for a Class C to replace the Class A we sold. Thinking 25 to 30 ft. Year 2017-2019. Which ones are good and which ones do I want to stay away from. The class A we had had a 18 ft full slide...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-18-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By rick5963
Where to get a carfax for RV

Where is the best place to get a background check on a used class A RV?
Does carfax do this for RVs ?
Looking for info such as accidents, body repairs etc.


Thanks
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-04-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By rick5963
Thanks for the info. After looking again today I...

Thanks for the info. After looking again today I discovered the "ITASCA" letters across the hood are glued on. I was expecting to find screws on backside of hood to remove them. But none there.

...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-03-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By rick5963
Bug Shield on hood

I have a 2013 Itasca and where you open the hood there is some type of bug guard there. I call it a bug guard for lack of a better name.
It is actually a stick on type of film put on when coach was...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-03-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,364
Posted By rick5963
MiFi 8000 hotspot

Has anyone tried attaching external antenna to the hot spot to help increase signal strength? Mine is a Sprint MIFI 8000.Spoke to Sprint they were clueless. The info I can find says the two ports on...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-02-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,053
Posted By rick5963
Tried switching cables around. Best I got was...

Tried switching cables around. Best I got was black and white pic and no sound lol
Thanks for helpThanks for help.
Here is what I think I will try.
Get a 3 port hdmi splitter.From Wally hdmi port...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-31-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,053
Posted By rick5963
Dish Wally AV outputs ??

Just switched to Dish . Have Wally now in my Itasca.
With Direc receiver I was using, I had Component cable jacks on the back. These fed my outdoor TV. The Wally only has the Red,White,Yellow ports...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-21-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By rick5963
Pathway x2

Just acquired a Winegard Pathfinder x2. I see a "STOW" written on the side. I assume this is for traveling with it when not in use.
I saw nothing in owners manual about how to put in STOW when...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-08-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By rick5963
Winegard Roadtrip Minimax Stationary Satellite

A few weeks ago I posted a question about changing the dip switches on my rv Satellite from direc tv to dish.


Today Winegard told me this satellite is not usable with dish equipment. My unit was...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-03-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By rick5963
Changing from DirecTV to Dish

Currently my in motion winegard sat is set up for Direc Tv. Switched to dish today. How do I reprogram it to work with Dish equipment. I assume there are dip switches up top under the black dome ??...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-31-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By rick5963
2017 V6 Equinox dead battery

Towing a 2017 V6 AWD Equinox with a Brake Buddy. I remove fuse 32 as per manual. Can only tow about 2.5 hrs without stopping and starting car. If I go longer battery is dead.
I have a Hopkins 39339...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-28-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By rick5963
Saw that company in my FMCA magazine. Will call...

Saw that company in my FMCA magazine. Will call Monday. Thank you
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-27-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By rick5963
Rubber seals on slides

Have a 2013 Itasca 33c. The rubber seal "Weatherstripping" as it appears. is bad. This stripping is on the slide unit itself.It is on bedroom and full slide units.
It appears to be 3/8 in wide and...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-06-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By rick5963
Tire Information

Have a 2013 Itasca 33c Class A. Currently have factory 235/80R22.5 XRV Michelin Tires.
Needing to replace sine they are close to End Of Life.
Looking at TOYO M154 245/75 22.5
Has anyone used...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-01-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By rick5963
Was reading the posts. Headed to Utah Nat Parks...

Was reading the posts. Headed to Utah Nat Parks late April. Starting at Zion and ending at Arches. Any input on campgrounds and roads to use? Will be in a 35 ft class A with tow car. Will enter Zion...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-01-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By rick5963
Utah National Parks

A question. First park we will see in Utah with be Zion and last one will be Arches as per your suggestion. The state roads leading to these parks SR89,SR12,SR62 and 63 and SR25 and 24. Do you know...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-14-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By rick5963
Thanks, I appreciate the info

Thanks, I appreciate the info
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-13-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By rick5963
West Trip May 2019

Would like input from you folks who have made trips to this area.
Leaving Knoxville Tn to Waco Tx.The wife wants to see the Silo area {Chip Gains}.
From there to Winslow AZ, then South rim Grand...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-13-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,419
Posted By rick5963
Did Yellowstone this June. Stayed at Grizzly RV...

Did Yellowstone this June. Stayed at Grizzly RV park. Nice campground. We stayed 4 days. had snow,ice and sunshine. Two nights temp was low 20s. Lot to see in Yellowstone. Scattered out so be...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-16-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 630
Posted By rick5963
Schwintek in wall slide issue

Have a2013 Itasca 33c Sunova
I have a full slide on drivers side. It has the Schwintek in wall system."The slide has 2 rails attached to each side"
Two screws broke off at bottom on the vertical...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-31-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By rick5963
Update First time out with TPMS..Drove 375 mi...

Update First time out with TPMS..Drove 375 mi today. The weather was cloudy and around 80 degrees. The cold psi on all 6 tires was 95 psi.They all leveled out after a hour or so .Increased 10 psi....
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-14-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By rick5963
thanks. Pretty much use the TPMs as a baseline ....

thanks. Pretty much use the TPMs as a baseline . After a few hours of driving all tires should be where they will stay. How close should the sensors be in psi to the air gauge I use. I used two when...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-14-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By rick5963
Thanks. We are headed out West on about 2 weeks....

Thanks. We are headed out West on about 2 weeks. Will find out then.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-13-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By rick5963
TPMS Question

Have a Itasca 33c with 235/80 R22.5 tires. Just installed a TPMS . When I got to the high temperature setup part I had no idea what to select. System had defaults of 185,175,165,155 F.
Do I...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-30-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,762
Posted By rick5963
Can not beat Pine Mountain. Can use lazy river...

Can not beat Pine Mountain. Can use lazy river ride etc at the motel across street if you want and exercise room. Trolley picks you up at Motel entrance. Motel owns the RV Park.
Good luck
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-04-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By rick5963
Tire Replacement

Currently have Michelin 235/80 R22.5 XRV on my 2013 Itasca Sunova 33C.
Fixing to replace before summer.
Has anyone gone away from the Michelin's and if so what brand and size did you go with?...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-25-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By rick5963
Thanks for the info

Thanks for the info
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-23-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By rick5963
Thanks for the info. 370 Lakeside RV Park...

Thanks for the info.
370 Lakeside RV Park appears to be a bypass type road at St Louis area and campground is off this road. Only chose this campground because of it had a good rating.
Reason I...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-23-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By rick5963
Feedback on this route from Knoxville,TN to Wall,SD to West YNP to GTNP to Home

Looking for input on this route from Knoxville,Tn going to west YNP and down to GTNP and back home
Trip will be in June with a 37 ft Class A with a toad.

Knoxville TN to 370 Lakeside RV park in...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-15-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,748
Posted By rick5963
Bozeman Mt to West Yellowstone

Best route from Bozeman Mt to Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone
Looks like I have two choices from Bozeman. State road 84 to 287 or
state road 191. Are both these routes on 2 lane...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-14-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By rick5963
Thanks for the info. Glad it is a easy drive....

Thanks for the info. Glad it is a easy drive. About how may miles is it to interstate?
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-12-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,429
Posted By rick5963
Try Pine Mountain RV park. Red light 6 in Pigeon...

Try Pine Mountain RV park. Red light 6 in Pigeon Forge. Off main drag about 4 blocks.
Nice,clean and quiet.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-12-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By rick5963
Grand Teton Route

What is best route from Grand Teton National Park to I80 with a class A and tow car?
Returning to Tennessee.
Thanks
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-11-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By rick5963
If you decide to go to Smoky Mountains you need...

If you decide to go to Smoky Mountains you need to make reservations as soon as possible. Fall colors and Dollywood theme park in the fall , campgrounds fill up quickly.
Plenty of great places to...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-31-2017, 04:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By rick5963
Thanks Was not sure of all the roads.Glad they...

Thanks
Was not sure of all the roads.Glad they are RV friendly
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-30-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By rick5963
Return from Colter Bay to Tennessee

Best route to take from Colter Bay in Grand Teton area back to Tennessee?
Have a few extra days on return side of trip and wondering what to see on way back and best way to drive it.
My route out...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-18-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By rick5963
Weather strip on bedroom slide

The vertical weatherstripping on my 2013 Itasca 33c needs replaced.
It is the outside seal on bedroom slide, It acts like a wiper blade on side of slide out when you extend and retract it. It is...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-13-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By rick5963
Lancaster PA to Grand Island NY

Going from Lancaster Pa area to Grand Island KOA in NY. to see the Falls.
Never been in the NY area with my Class A. What is the best route to take?
Did a trip layout on the Good Sam's trip...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-02-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By rick5963
Thanks for the input. I appreciate it

Thanks for the input. I appreciate it
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-01-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By rick5963
Changing to LED lights

I am wanting to change my interior bulbs out. They are 12v 921 type 18 w.
Can I buy a equivalent LED bulb for 12 v systems or is there something special that needs to be done?

If anyone has been...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-25-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 100,841
Posted By rick5963
saw on line you tow a Equinox. I just got a 2017 ...

saw on line you tow a Equinox. I just got a 2017 ve awd for this purpose. Just wondering where you plugged in your brake buddy for the 12 volts. I pulled fuse 32 today and all 3 front 12 volt plugs...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-23-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By rick5963
Road trip Top Sail Park FL

Have 35 ft Class A with Equinox toad. Going to Topsail state park Santa Rosa beach area FL. Leaving from Knoxville TN.
What is best route to take with the best roads since I have never been there...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-20-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By rick5963
Thanks for the info

Thanks for the info
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-15-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By rick5963
New 2017 AWD V6 Equinox for a toad

Just got new Equinox.Best way to wire tail lights for towing.Was going to use diode kit from etrailer but I also need the standard 4 pin plug to come out by regular hitch to run my trailer lights...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-06-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,128
Posted By rick5963
Thanks for the reply

Thanks for the reply
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-06-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,128
Posted By rick5963
Thank you for the info. I appreciate it

Thank you for the info. I appreciate it
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-05-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,128
Posted By rick5963
Anyone towing 2016-2017 AWD Equinox

Is anyone towing a 2016 or 2017 AWD Equinox v6 engine or a Terrain?
Looking at them and local dealers differ on opinion. They say only FWD can be dinghy towed. The GMC manual says different. Also...
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