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Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 07-23-2022, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By DDDonkey
I have the Ford with the V-10, when my cruise...

I have the Ford with the V-10, when my cruise control stopped working so did my horn. I checked the fuses, brake switch and found it to be the the 'clock spring' in the steering wheel. Was an easy...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 01-16-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,402
Posted By DDDonkey
I have an "all in one" system that I use on my...

I have an "all in one" system that I use on my Toad and trailer (I just move the sensors). I use the RVI system, I like that it is my braking system, TPMS, and has my check list built in to. With it...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-06-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By DDDonkey
I have a 20,500 lb chassis and tow a 16' flatbed...

I have a 20,500 lb chassis and tow a 16' flatbed with 4' walls and with no issues. The weight of the trailer and load is right at 4700 lbs and I am under the 26K fully loaded. Just take you time,...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-01-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By DDDonkey
I had my 5 speed done at a trusted shop, they...

I had my 5 speed done at a trusted shop, they used Ford OEM fluid and 24 quarts of it to flush the whole system (I wanted all the fluid changed). On mine it also had 2 factory filters, one in the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-21-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By DDDonkey
I have a wired system I used to run through my...

I have a wired system I used to run through my vehicle but now use this....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-21-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By DDDonkey
I have been using the product for just over a...

I have been using the product for just over a year and can't complain, I use it in conjunction with the tire pressure kit from them and it works well. Safety is a big deal to me, even if the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-20-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By DDDonkey
I have used Phoenix Tire in the past and just...

I have used Phoenix Tire in the past and just last year I went to S&S tire and got 7 new tires.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-25-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,376
Posted By DDDonkey
I get 7-7.5 mpg on average but sometime it is as...

I get 7-7.5 mpg on average but sometime it is as low a 5.5 mpg depending on the hill or head wind. I am also always towing 5K behind the MH, and drive about 68 mph max on the highway.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-26-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,351
Posted By DDDonkey
Got a smart phone, next time it does this record...

Got a smart phone, next time it does this record it so that when the dealer "can't reproduce" it you can show them. I have done this in the past, it also helps the techs fix it, tell them what you...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-26-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,095
Posted By DDDonkey
I get this all the time while driving. First my...

I get this all the time while driving. First my genny is up front and can "hot", second and the best thing that I have figured out is when I hit large bumps in the road it shuts down. I have been...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-20-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,901
Posted By DDDonkey
I have one and have never had an issue, I used...

I have one and have never had an issue, I used mine all summer in Estes Park. The only issue I run into is that the 15 amp leg and 30 amp need to be switched for my coach, meaning is I run my...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-01-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,283
Posted By DDDonkey
I keep mine full, even fill it up before I pull...

I keep mine full, even fill it up before I pull in to my spot at a camp ground so I am always ready to go.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-01-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,888
Posted By DDDonkey
I have an RV870 Garmin GPS that I leave in my...

I have an RV870 Garmin GPS that I leave in my camper. I like it because you can set your rig length with or w/out a toad, height and weight as well and add wireless cameras. Where I like to camp my...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-29-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
Posted By DDDonkey
Do you have a 20amp plug close to the 30amp? If...

Do you have a 20amp plug close to the 30amp? If so you could get one of these (https://www.amazon.in/FidgetGear-MICTUNING-PowerGrip-Maximizer-Electrical/dp/B07NJQ83G7). I use mine a campgrounds all...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-19-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,247
Posted By DDDonkey
I run in AZ and those temps are not a worry, I...

I run in AZ and those temps are not a worry, I only start to really pay attention around 230 degrees on the engine water temp (up hills on long grades), that is also the point where the gauge on the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-18-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 554,588
Posted By DDDonkey
Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-17-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 554,588
Posted By DDDonkey
Thanks for the responses, I have called or...

Thanks for the responses, I have called or emailed many salvage yards and well as the suppliers mentioned and am having no luck. I think my next step will be having a custom one made and I am not...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-16-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 554,588
Posted By DDDonkey
Looking for a replacement panel for my 2008...

Looking for a replacement panel for my 2008 Surfside. I don't know how I lost it but is was missing when I pulled in to the gas station. Any help would be great, I think I lost it on Highway 89 in...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-11-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By DDDonkey
I had the same issue 6 months ago, you can pull...

I had the same issue 6 months ago, you can pull the cover from the A/C (inside) and there will be a sticker with the serial number or part number on it, mine was way up there and had to take a pic...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-11-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,625
Posted By DDDonkey
Very nice setup, I am going to use your ideal of...

Very nice setup, I am going to use your ideal of mounting the 12v outlet to the seat frame.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-11-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By DDDonkey
That seem high to me, I just set up my 2016...

That seem high to me, I just set up my 2016 Durango to flat tow and here was the cost.

iRV brake system was $1225
Base plate, Tow bar (10K), lights (magnetic) $1350
Hi/Low drop hitch $120


I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-11-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,659
Posted By DDDonkey
I like Good Sam, but mainly because of the trip...

I like Good Sam, but mainly because of the trip planner (https://www.goodsam.com/trip-planner/) It will show you public, private, and GS camp grounds on your route. My family goes on one big trip a...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-29-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,199
Posted By DDDonkey
Subscribed, interested on how this works out, I...

Subscribed, interested on how this works out, I feel my coach sways too much.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-08-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,684
Posted By DDDonkey
I work on and fix most things I own, one thing...

I work on and fix most things I own, one thing that I don't do is body work. Right now my rig is getting a new roof because a tree branch fell and cracked the fiberglass roof. Thank God for...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-08-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By DDDonkey
In my Surfside under the battery in the...

In my Surfside under the battery in the 'electronics' compartment and there is a big breaker there for the jacks like this...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-08-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,591
Posted By DDDonkey
I get 7-7.5 mpg on average, I am 35' long and tow...

I get 7-7.5 mpg on average, I am 35' long and tow a 16' flatbed trailer (5K) with the genny running, I also us cruise control as much as posable. Now I only drive a max of 66-68mph that seems to be...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 05-02-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By DDDonkey
I looked into this years back and after I did the...

I looked into this years back and after I did the math it was not worth the money. I forget what the mileage I was going to have to drive to get my money back but in the end I lived with my 5 speed.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-15-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By DDDonkey
In my 2008 Surfside, that is the fog light...

In my 2008 Surfside, that is the fog light switch, I put a label on mine.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-07-2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By DDDonkey
I have a good friend that owns a school bus...

I have a good friend that owns a school bus company and loves the new 7.3L. He says all his drivers fight own who gets to drive them (they have 6 out of 30 buses with the 7.3L). He also said they are...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 02-07-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,592
Posted By DDDonkey
We have had a Camp fire in a can for a few years...

We have had a Camp fire in a can for a few years and really like it. It uses the large 20lbs tanks and will last a few weeks of use for us on one tank. I have the small one, but if I were to do it...
Forum: RV'ing On A Budget 09-04-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,927
Posted By DDDonkey
I had a Toyota Sienna van and loved it, it too...

I had a Toyota Sienna van and loved it, it too had a 3500lbs towing capacity. It was very common to add in coil air bags to the rear of the van to help when towing. The best part of the air bags is...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 09-04-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,248
Posted By DDDonkey
I would look at a mastiff or great dane if you...

I would look at a mastiff or great dane if you want a giant breed but not a st. Bernard. I have had both (mastiff and great dane) and love them but my favorite was my 220lbs Irish wolfhound that was...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-11-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By DDDonkey
I carry a mounted spare (140LBS) and am glad I...

I carry a mounted spare (140LBS) and am glad I had it on my last trip. Roadside assistance is covered in my insurance, one call and they came and changed it in 110 degree heat at no cost. On a side...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-09-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By DDDonkey
I would not load it with the jacks down but that...

I would not load it with the jacks down but that is me. I would be concerned about bending a jack or mount, wind is one thing, a 3K lbs bump is another. I do load my toad the night before but pull...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-09-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,299
Posted By DDDonkey
My dolly has electric brakes, I prefer them over...

My dolly has electric brakes, I prefer them over hyd, as I can adjust them from the cab. The only down side is when you take you toad off the dolly you need to turn off the brakes or the tires will...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 06-15-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,765
Posted By DDDonkey
Very nice looking coach!

Very nice looking coach!
Forum: Just Conversation 06-04-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,922
Posted By DDDonkey
I use this one,...

I use this one, (https://www.breville.com/us/en/products/ovens/bov900.html) it is on the larger side but it does almost everything and is awesome. I got mine form bed bath and beyond with the 20%...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-01-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,148
Posted By DDDonkey
Rumor has it is that Ford is going to be putting...

Rumor has it is that Ford is going to be putting the new 7.3 gas engine in the F53. In an interview they are going to use the new 7.3l in the heavy duty gas rigs with a 10 speed auto, just wonder...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-29-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,062
Posted By DDDonkey
A few years ago I put Monroes in the rear and...

A few years ago I put Monroes in the rear and Konis on the front and it was a big help, but to be fair the stock shock where shot so anything was better.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-29-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By DDDonkey
sounds like the plastic gears are shot, I had the...

sounds like the plastic gears are shot, I had the same issue a few years back, it is an easy fix.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-29-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,928
Posted By DDDonkey
I run 85psi in the rear and 80psi in the front on...

I run 85psi in the rear and 80psi in the front on my load range G's. I run this because that is what the max weight for each axle can handle (yes I am under weight when loaded by a little), I called...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-14-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,872
Posted By DDDonkey
30-45 night a year because of the kids school,...

30-45 night a year because of the kids school, but this year it will be 75-90 as I have some solo trips planned.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 05-03-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
Posted By DDDonkey
I had a similar issue with our 5500 and my fix...

I had a similar issue with our 5500 and my fix was to get some heat shield for the fuel line from the pump to the carb. I used the same stuff they use on spark plug wires, I just cut to length and...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-03-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By DDDonkey
Thanks, I just double checked. I will the shop...

Thanks, I just double checked. I will the shop install a universal one it looks like.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-03-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By DDDonkey
Thank you! when I looked I could not find...

Thank you! when I looked I could not find anything. I will call them tomorrow!
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-03-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,570
Posted By DDDonkey
There are a lot of factors here, I would ask is...

There are a lot of factors here, I would ask is this going to be a daily driver, how often will you be towing with it, and how long will you be keeping it? If you keep vehicles a long time and tow...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-03-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By DDDonkey
Toad wiring

Hello all, I have a question about Toad wiring and what every one is using? I just purchased a 2016 Durango R/T with the 2 speed transfer case so that I can flat tow. I am ready to say good by to the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-03-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,377
Posted By DDDonkey
I have a 2008 surf side bunk model, we looked for...

I have a 2008 surf side bunk model, we looked for 6 months for this model and only found 4. Of those 4 only 2 did not have body damage. I must have got one of the last ones as the State of Arizona...
Forum: Duramax Engine Forum 11-14-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,776
Posted By DDDonkey
Look at duramaxtuner.com they have you tube...

Look at duramaxtuner.com they have you tube videos on your engine. I had Nick tune my last duramax and it was great. I would at the least call and talk to them, I know they make good tunes with...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-13-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By DDDonkey
My family like to bake to so we bought a camp...

My family like to bake to so we bought a camp chef with the stove on the top and it has been great fro two+ years now. If you look at the e-bay daily deals they go on sale sometimes in the spring for...
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