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Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 05-11-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By bluepill
Planetjoe: Depends on how you plan to...

Planetjoe:

Depends on how you plan to fulltime. Stay in one RV park for months at a time, or move around every week or two.

Lots of longer term parks in the Southern part of the USA, mostly for...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-10-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By bluepill
Check your smoke detector (Not the Smoke/CO...

Check your smoke detector (Not the Smoke/CO unit). Mine fooled me for awhile.
Forum: Just Conversation 03-10-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,680
Posted By bluepill
Based on my experience as a mechanic for 45 years...

Based on my experience as a mechanic for 45 years as well as personal experience:

With vehicles built since 1990, I recommend flipping them at 15 years or so for the more basic models, and 10...
Forum: Cummins Engines 03-03-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,306
Posted By bluepill
Just thinking out loud: Since the ECU reads...

Just thinking out loud:

Since the ECU reads actual boost, is it possible that excessive boost beyond factory spec. will cause the ECU to go into derate mode, and actually produce less power?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-11-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By bluepill
Google your model with "For Sale". Look for...

Google your model with "For Sale". Look for comparable year and miles.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-22-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By bluepill
Alaska Trip = Enclosed trailer if you value your...

Alaska Trip = Enclosed trailer if you value your paint!
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-30-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,048
Posted By bluepill
Agree on the walk-around bed. Also, if either of...

Agree on the walk-around bed. Also, if either of you are over 6 foot tall, you will want a FULL Queen (60X80)

We love our 192RBS Freedom Express. So does Mack-the-killer-cockapoo.
...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-28-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,494
Posted By bluepill
It would probably be worth your time to...

It would probably be worth your time to investigate if there is an easy access to the pump. Usually a removable plate inside the rear of the vehicle. Makes for easy testing and replacement.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-25-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,742
Posted By bluepill
Your 12 volt distribution panel probably has a...

Your 12 volt distribution panel probably has a row or two of automotive fuses like those on the top in this photo:

https://i.imgur.com/QQjMW80.jpg

If you remove one fuse at a time while...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-05-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By bluepill
Another possibility is a table with folding legs:...

Another possibility is a table with folding legs:

https://i.imgur.com/0wuggOH.jpg

Cut the legs to the same height as the basement compartment and just roll the genny in and out of storage,
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-05-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By bluepill
Using a hitch carrier can work well with the dual...

Using a hitch carrier can work well with the dual hitch adapter is it doesn't interfere with your tow bar:

https://youtu.be/_mfLHqBeaIw
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-31-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By bluepill
Check youtube for videos on proper operation and...

Check youtube for videos on proper operation and testing of RV electrical systems.
Forum: Full-Timers 10-21-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,861
Posted By bluepill
No right answer. Pros and cons to both designs....

No right answer. Pros and cons to both designs. My class A had a large LP tank, and it was very handy on a 2 week trip that included mostly camping at Walmart. Never a worry about low batteries.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-21-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,120
Posted By bluepill
This is a great trick if you can work it into...

This is a great trick if you can work it into your schedule. Another that I use is to stop for the night about 30 to 50 miles before congested metro areas, then get back on the road around 4:30 AM. ...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-13-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By bluepill
To be clear: You have a bank of multiple...

To be clear: You have a bank of multiple batteries for the "House" and another for the "Chassis". Most Winnie designs of that era use the chassis bank for starting the engine and the generator.
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-13-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By bluepill
I recently bought a 4 pack of these: ...

I recently bought a 4 pack of these:
...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 10-13-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,193
Posted By bluepill
You are willing to spend $300K on a Class A, $85K...

You are willing to spend $300K on a Class A, $85K on the SUV toad, but will go out of the way to stay overnight at a Wal Mart.


(Yeah, I sorta resemble that remark :))
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-10-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By bluepill
Easy to confirm if it is the chassis batteries...

Easy to confirm if it is the chassis batteries supplying the power: Disconnect them.

If that's it, you probably have a problem with the circuit that allows the converter/charger to supply charging...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-07-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By bluepill
There should be a tag with type and quantity...

There should be a tag with type and quantity within a foot or two of the service fittings.

https://i.imgur.com/z2Z1khW.jpg
Forum: Just Conversation 10-01-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By bluepill
Animals usually get used to constant noises, so...

Animals usually get used to constant noises, so something that makes a loud noise for a second or two every 30 to 60 seconds should be more effective. If you make a digital recording with those...
Forum: New Member Check-In 09-28-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By bluepill
Educate yourself about the RV systems, especially...

Educate yourself about the RV systems, especially the various electrical ones.

Resources:

Ready For That First Camping Trip? - RV Information (RV Maintenance)...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,085
Posted By bluepill
He probably won't give you the name of his Garage...

He probably won't give you the name of his Garage Liability Insurance provider, but if he is renting, his landlord might.

Small claims court is another remedy.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By bluepill
This depends on how many batteries are in the...

This depends on how many batteries are in the coach "House Battery" group, the size of the batteries (Group 24, 27, 31, etc.) and their condition (New or older) which effects their capacity. The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-27-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,575
Posted By bluepill
https://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/slap-on-sun-viso...

https://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/slap-on-sun-visor-extra-large.html
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 09-26-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,833
Posted By bluepill
Saw one on the Escape Owners website. The outdoor...

Saw one on the Escape Owners website. The outdoor unit was mounted in the front.

https://i.imgur.com/OaWYNf7.jpg

Link to thread: (Lots of discussion)
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-26-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By bluepill
Daylight running lights usually turn on the high...

Daylight running lights usually turn on the high (usually inner) beams at reduced intensity.

Verify that the night headlights come on as inside or outside pairs.
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 09-26-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,175
Posted By bluepill
You might want to consider a portable "Cassette"...

You might want to consider a portable "Cassette" style toilet. One example of many available:

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Standard-Recreational-Activities-41541/dp/B004SFKJIQ


Some campers...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 09-25-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,533
Posted By bluepill
https://i.imgur.com/DXH5V3O.jpg Mack The...

https://i.imgur.com/DXH5V3O.jpg

Mack The Killer Cockapoo approved of our 37 ft DP instantly. We brought it home from the dealer, brought him outside, and he bounded up the stairs and did a Full...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-24-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By bluepill
Is it not true that all ASME tanks have a...

Is it not true that all ASME tanks have a certification label with capacities?
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-24-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By bluepill
First off, have the battery properly charged and...

First off, have the battery properly charged and then load tested. Any problem with the battery will affect the whole electrical system.

If the battery passes, then do a charging system test with...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-24-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 20,815
Posted By bluepill
Maybe just a case of Unrealistic Expectations?

Maybe just a case of Unrealistic Expectations?
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 09-17-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 28,692
Posted By bluepill
I especially like linear measure as expressed in...

I especially like linear measure as expressed in Dixie.

Close: A stone's throw.

Further: A hoot and a holler.

Beyond that: A far piece.

Beyond that: You can't get there from here.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-13-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By bluepill
Also some discussion here: ...

Also some discussion here:

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46567
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-13-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By bluepill
Some decent youtube videos available. ...

Some decent youtube videos available.

Sample:

https://youtu.be/N-zqTLjG7qA
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,687
Posted By bluepill
I am not familiar with the 454 in particular, but...

I am not familiar with the 454 in particular, but as an auto tech for 45 years I have seen this happen:

Engine coolant temperature sensor fails at extreme temperatures. As long as the engine is...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-12-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By bluepill
The transfer switch may be failing and cutting...

The transfer switch may be failing and cutting out. When you shut off the generator then restart it, it cycles the transfer switch.

Inspect for any signs of overheating, and confirm that all...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-05-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By bluepill
You may be dealing with an under-voltage...

You may be dealing with an under-voltage condition. That creates an INCREASE in current draw (Amps) which can overload an already overburdened system and circuit breaker. Very common in hot weather...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-03-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By bluepill
I would have no problem with buying it for the...

I would have no problem with buying it for the right price. 35 to 40 percent off of MSRP would be a good deal.
Forum: Solo RV'ers 08-27-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,717
Posted By bluepill
Hey, whatever happened to "So, what's your sign?"...

Hey, whatever happened to "So, what's your sign?"

Big one in the sixties and seventies.

Am I dating myself?
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-26-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By bluepill
The KOA West is a beautiful facility. One of the...

The KOA West is a beautiful facility. One of the best we have ever stayed at. I believe they are open through the end of September.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-21-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,303
Posted By bluepill
A back ordered item for an RV at the height of RV...

A back ordered item for an RV at the height of RV season certainly isn't any surprise. I was in the motorcycle business for years, and lots of stuff got back ordered as the season end came closer. ...
Forum: New Member Check-In 08-18-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By bluepill
If you are within a few hundred miles of...

If you are within a few hundred miles of Birmingham, AL consider Paridise RV Sales in Warrior, AL. Best dealer experience I have ever had in 55 years of buying vehicles.

They specialize in...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-15-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By bluepill
A basic route through to I-81 would look like...

A basic route through to I-81 would look like this:

https://goo.gl/maps/VnuC1LmzPkhXxrz56


Takes you through the White Mountains (Stop at Mt. Washington for sure), the Green Mountains, The...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-15-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,159
Posted By bluepill
A cassette toilet might be a good answer: ...

A cassette toilet might be a good answer:

https://www.parkedinparadise.com/cassette-toilet/

I have no black tank in my A-Frame, so that's what it came with.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-15-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,159
Posted By bluepill
Note the OP's screen name. Seems fitting...

Note the OP's screen name. Seems fitting enough?:dance:
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 08-15-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By bluepill
We like our Coachmen 192RBS. The bathroom is...

We like our Coachmen 192RBS. The bathroom is tight, but there is another FR model/brand (I can't remember which) that has a larger bathroom, otherwise just about the same.
...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-14-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,464
Posted By bluepill
3 words: Shop, Shop, Shop.

3 words: Shop, Shop, Shop.
Forum: Just Conversation 08-14-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,503
Posted By bluepill
They are just trolling to get you on a list of...

They are just trolling to get you on a list of phone numbers that respond to spam calls. Then you get even more spam.

I do love to jerk the "Microsoft" spammers. I can usually keep them on for 5...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-14-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,541
Posted By bluepill
Much depends on how many miles you plan to travel...

Much depends on how many miles you plan to travel each year. If you stay in locations for months at a time, and keep the miles down, you can expect better than average reliability. The stress on...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-13-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,500
Posted By bluepill
Do your research well. For example, Florida...

Do your research well. For example, Florida protects your home if you have unfunded long term care expenses, but Alabama does not. Speaking with a good elder law lawyer who practices in both states...
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