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Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 09-21-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By scrapperjohn
Unless you take an extreme southern route, you...

Unless you take an extreme southern route, you have to go over the Rocky Mountains.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-17-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,243
Posted By scrapperjohn
I have the Andersen hitch & like it. No bars...

I have the Andersen hitch & like it.
No bars to deal with.
Simple to adjust, just tighten 2 nuts. No need to even unhitch.
Built-in sway control by design.
No heavy hitch head to deal with....
Forum: Full-Timers 09-14-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By scrapperjohn
Low battery voltage will cause an alarm. Try...

Low battery voltage will cause an alarm. Try plugging into shore power & see if it repeats.
If needed, it's a simple repacement. 2 screws & 2 12 volt wires.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-14-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,011
Posted By scrapperjohn
Live in the PNW & have a Lance 2285. 6 years...

Live in the PNW & have a Lance 2285.
6 years now & only real maintenance is had to reseal skylights last year. Stored outside, no cover.
First year, had 15 inches of snow on it. No issues.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-24-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By scrapperjohn
Not full time yet. We bought a Lance 2285 to...

Not full time yet.
We bought a Lance 2285 to eventually full time in.
Have done 30 days at a shot & will work for us.
Real 4 season rated with heated & enclosed tanks.
Have been in 95 degree...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-03-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By scrapperjohn
Why not just add roadside assistance to existing...

Why not just add roadside assistance to existing insurance policy ??
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-29-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,287
Posted By scrapperjohn
Do you really need smart devices in a trailer...

Do you really need smart devices in a trailer when you are never 10 feet from any switch or control ?
My thermostat is 2 steps from bed.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 07-08-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By scrapperjohn
Simple solution, Run fridge on propane,it uses...

Simple solution,
Run fridge on propane,it uses a lot of power.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-04-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By scrapperjohn
$100 a head to see My. Rushmore is insane. ...

$100 a head to see My. Rushmore is insane.
Parking is I think $15. Monument is free.
Spend as much time as you want there.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-06-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By scrapperjohn
We put blocks under jacks. Larger footprint, more...

We put blocks under jacks. Larger footprint, more stable. Also less extension of jacks so less flex.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-01-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By scrapperjohn
Have a champion 2500 watt Duel Fuel generator....

Have a champion 2500 watt Duel Fuel generator. Will run 13.5 k AC without soft start as long as nothing else on.
Plan on adding a soft start.
Only weighs 39 lbs.
Around $600 on Amazon.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-22-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 784
Posted By scrapperjohn
12.1 volts is about 50% of battery on lead acid...

12.1 volts is about 50% of battery on lead acid batteries.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-13-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,477
Posted By scrapperjohn
Never pay any attention to the UVW or dry weight....

Never pay any attention to the UVW or dry weight.
Look at the GVWR of trailer. By the time you add water, propane, gear,food most of us are starting to get close to GVWR of trailer.
I would guess...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-10-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By scrapperjohn
Correct me if I'm wrong, Most of our refineries...

Correct me if I'm wrong,
Most of our refineries are set up for light sweet crude oil.
Most of the oil coming from Alaska is bunker oil.
Why is it that in over 40 years, our refineries won't...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Forum Concerns 05-05-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By scrapperjohn
Video ads

How do I turn off the new vidio pop up ads.
Anoying & obnoxious.
Considering leaving this site due to all the new pop up ads.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-15-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By scrapperjohn
We use the Andersen WDH & like it. Works great...

We use the Andersen WDH & like it.
Works great & no bars to deal with.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-26-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,631
Posted By scrapperjohn
Not much is going to stop a battery powered cut...

Not much is going to stop a battery powered cut off wheel.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-24-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By scrapperjohn
Sounds like time for new batteries.

Sounds like time for new batteries.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-18-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By scrapperjohn
HH is basically 1 night stays ONLY.. A few...

HH is basically 1 night stays ONLY..
A few allow 2 nights.
They are busnesses that allow 1 night camping to sell some of their products.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-17-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Posted By scrapperjohn
Most, if not all KOA's have cabins.

Most, if not all KOA's have cabins.
Forum: Boondocking 03-06-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,058
Posted By scrapperjohn
Yes, you MUST contact the host before you arrive....

Yes, you MUST contact the host before you arrive. You could be refused a site & if they report you to HH you could lose your membership..
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-04-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By scrapperjohn
Strange question, Is water pump on ?

Strange question,
Is water pump on ?
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-04-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By scrapperjohn
Came down it in September with a 27 foot trailer....

Came down it in September with a 27 foot trailer. It is steep & twisty. Go slow, like 5 mph in some spots.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-26-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By scrapperjohn
I have a champion 2500 duel fuel generator. It...

I have a champion 2500 duel fuel generator.
It will run my 13.5k AC unit.
Around $600 on Amazon, only weighs 39 lbs.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-23-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,020
Posted By scrapperjohn
Everything I've read says change out every 5 to 7...

Everything I've read says change out every 5 to 7 years.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-17-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By scrapperjohn
Tietons pass is 10% grade both directions. Done...

Tietons pass is 10% grade both directions. Done it, not again.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-11-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,682
Posted By scrapperjohn
Have had my Lance 2285 for 5 years now. The only...

Have had my Lance 2285 for 5 years now. The only thing I have had to do is re seal the skylights a year ago.
All still works like it should, no issues with slide. No soft floor.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-08-2022, 02:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By scrapperjohn
Allways tow with tow/haul mode on. I also watch...

Allways tow with tow/haul mode on. I also watch the tac, no real need to turn 4,000 or more RPM. I just slow down a bit. I manually shift down on some hills going down.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-25-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By scrapperjohn
Remember, your route planner knows it's January....

Remember, your route planner knows it's January. Most all roads are closed in Yellowstone now. Probably why it's telling you not advised. Snowmobile access only.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-05-2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,980
Posted By scrapperjohn
I just use my phone's hot spot.

I just use my phone's hot spot.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-03-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,753
Posted By scrapperjohn
We have a 2017 Lance 2285. Tow with 2011 F-150,...

We have a 2017 Lance 2285.
Tow with 2011 F-150, 5.0, tow package.
Tow capacity is 8,300 .
My GVWR on my trailer is 6,000. I am pushing payload weight. Haven't rolled scales yet.
Switched to the...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 12-18-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,257
Posted By scrapperjohn
I don't think any campground would allow you to...

I don't think any campground would allow you to bring hives into them.
Just say no..
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-13-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,280
Posted By scrapperjohn
Check Amazon

Check Amazon
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-06-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By scrapperjohn
Ohme gardens just outside Wenatchee. Rocky reach...

Ohme gardens just outside Wenatchee. Rocky reach dam.
Cashmere has a nice museum, also applets & cottlets factory.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-26-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By scrapperjohn
Here's the deal. Have had my trailer for 5 years...

Here's the deal. Have had my trailer for 5 years now.
Other than a few things that I got fixed first year under warranty,no issues.
Last week I had to replace water pump. $60.00 on Amazon & took...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-22-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By scrapperjohn
Beautiful drive. Check DOT, may start getting...

Beautiful drive. Check DOT, may start getting some snow soon.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-04-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,943
Posted By scrapperjohn
Here's my 2 cents, Bought a champion 2500 watt...

Here's my 2 cents,
Bought a champion 2500 watt , duel fuel generator.
Will run my 13.5k AC on propane.
About the same DB as the Honda.
No 30 amp plug, just use 20 amp dogbone.
Only weighs 39...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-02-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By scrapperjohn
Look at weight sticker, ignore dry weight. Look...

Look at weight sticker, ignore dry weight.
Look at GVWR of trailer. That's the only number to look at to determine if you can tow.
Forum: Full-Timers 09-17-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,545
Posted By scrapperjohn
We have a Lance 2285 & love it. Only leak we had...

We have a Lance 2285 & love it. Only leak we had was skylights, re sealed & all is fine.
5 years now & all is good. Live near Seattle so lots of rain.
Don't do hardcore off road, but we do...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-04-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,848
Posted By scrapperjohn
Got asked at a state park by a camper to turn...

Got asked at a state park by a camper to turn down music.
It wasn't loud, it was 6:30 PM, cleaning up after dinner.
How John Denver could offend anyone is beyond me.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-24-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,051
Posted By scrapperjohn
Lance

Lance
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-20-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By scrapperjohn
Please don't just dissconect the CO2 monitor. ...

Please don't just dissconect the CO2 monitor.
Your life may depend on it.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-19-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,384
Posted By scrapperjohn
Why would anyone use powder on slide seals ? ...

Why would anyone use powder on slide seals ?
Just use any actual slide seal conditioner, available everywhere. Keeps rubber seals flexable, UV protection.
Also, clean & wax side of slide so seals...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-16-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By scrapperjohn
Did everyone forget about the c02/ propane...

Did everyone forget about the c02/ propane detector ?
It always has power. Not wired through the panel.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-29-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,540
Posted By scrapperjohn
Once backed up & level,,maybe 15 minutes.

Once backed up & level,,maybe 15 minutes.
Forum: New Member Check-In 07-27-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By scrapperjohn
Take a look at Lance trailers. They have one...

Take a look at Lance trailers.
They have one bunk house model.
More $$, but better build.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-26-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By scrapperjohn
Must turn to pilot, push knob in while lighting...

Must turn to pilot, push knob in while lighting with lighter.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-24-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By scrapperjohn
They didn't import them to the U.S. until 2008. ...

They didn't import them to the U.S. until 2008.
An 07 probably is a Canadian car.
I own a 08.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-22-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By scrapperjohn
City water bypasses fresh water tank.

City water bypasses fresh water tank.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-21-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By scrapperjohn
OBD 2 did not become standard until 1994.

OBD 2 did not become standard until 1994.
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