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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-13-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,266
Posted By denochs
We've had good success with a diesel pusher for...

We've had good success with a diesel pusher for over 8 years getting up & down mountains. You can do the same with a gasser. But don't expect to get up them as quick or with the same efficiency. ...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 10-13-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 39,875
Posted By denochs
What you might find difficult to research is how...

What you might find difficult to research is how much of the service work the dealer is performing due to manufacturer problems. It is obvious to anyone who does their own work that fixing problems...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 08-14-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 39,875
Posted By denochs
Your experience as well as others like yours is...

Your experience as well as others like yours is one main reason I recommend people buy used if they can. Depreciation is the other main reason. However, some people are in a position they have to...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 06-28-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 39,875
Posted By denochs
Hopefully, I'm not repeating something another...

Hopefully, I'm not repeating something another post has said. And it may be too late for some who have bought a new unit.

The problem in the RV industry is with manufacturing quality & dealer...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-27-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By denochs
We bought the Cedar Creek Hawthorn at the end of...

We bought the Cedar Creek Hawthorn at the end of Feb from Giant Rec World in FL. They put a hard sell on you for the "lifetime warranty". That's right, life time. Here's the catch, you must bring...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-24-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,939
Posted By denochs
To the original OP, don't buy a new RV. Saving...

To the original OP, don't buy a new RV. Saving money is a bonus, but the head aches from having to run your coach to the local dealer to fix what manufacturing has not finished canl drive you crazy...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-29-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By denochs
Flashers/turn signals

Let me explain this weird one. when I turn on the right or left turn signal the 4 way flashers operate like I have the emergency flasher activated. Additionally, when I use the flashers only they...
Forum: New Member Check-In 12-29-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,011
Posted By denochs
That coach you are looking at is on a Ford...

That coach you are looking at is on a Ford chassis with a gas engine. First thing you need to do is determine how much you will use it, how many miles you plan to put on it and determine if a diesel...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-01-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,089
Posted By denochs
Your 32 ft Winny probably has a gasser. That...

Your 32 ft Winny probably has a gasser. That will definitely make a difference in mpg if you are going thru hills or mountains. I travel with full tank. But you may want to rethink that even if...
Forum: Florida Cooters 09-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,186
Posted By denochs
Take a quick drive down towards Wauchula, FL. ...

Take a quick drive down towards Wauchula, FL. When you get to Bowling Green (about 3 miles north of Wauchula) turn right at the only traffic light. Drive thru Avion Palms adult RV park.

I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-01-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,059
Posted By denochs
I would not think a 2006 breaker would be weak...

I would not think a 2006 breaker would be weak unless you turn it off & on a lot. I would start with tightening all lugs in the breaker box. Sounds like something not making a good connection.
...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-01-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,157
Posted By denochs
Alternator Issue

Have a 95 American Eagle with a 300 Cummings on Spartan chassis. Just replaced chassis batteries and alt meter is registering below 12V on the gauge.

Any ideas of what I might have done that...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-02-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,518
Posted By denochs
Another lesson learned. Turn off outside wet bay...

Another lesson learned. Turn off outside wet bay faucets. Good hot water since turning them off.

Thanks for the input.

Dave
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-01-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,518
Posted By denochs
Found both hot and cold water faucets on in wet...

Found both hot and cold water faucets on in wet bay. Not sure how this could affect hot water. But have shut them off and have hotter water already. May take a while for it to recover fully. Hope...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-01-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,518
Posted By denochs
Atwood Water Heater Problems

Full timers just got back from FL and noticed warm water yesterday (Monday) when taking shower. All day wife said water was only warm. Our water heater has electric and gas heating elements. So, I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-30-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By denochs
Ditto, and they can be bought for about 150 now. ...

Ditto, and they can be bought for about 150 now. We paid over 300 a year or so ago.

Dave
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-30-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,904
Posted By denochs
Try using moth balls or cinnamon spice. Both...

Try using moth balls or cinnamon spice. Both maintain a strong enough scent to last for a month or two to keep the critters away.

Dave
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-23-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,045
Posted By denochs
We started the genny about an hour and turned on...

We started the genny about an hour and turned on the bed heaters. Nice and tosty when we stop. Less expensive than running furnace for an hour. Rear engine helps warm the bed too.

Dave
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-23-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,442
Posted By denochs
Welcome to iRV2. Not sure what genny engine...

Welcome to iRV2.

Not sure what genny engine you have. But it sounds like a fuel pump if it is running out of fuel after you prime it. Give us some more details. How full is your tank? The...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-11-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,421
Posted By denochs
We ended up, by accident, with the same thing,...

We ended up, by accident, with the same thing, one on Verizon, the other on AT&T. The reason is with st you do not get roaming privileges like when you are with Verizon on other carriers. So, if...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-09-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 19,642
Posted By denochs
If the OP would have been in Daytona last month...

If the OP would have been in Daytona last month he would not have ask such a sill question.

BTW, I ride a 2001 Kawa 1500 Nomad. Hasn't broken down on me yet.

But we don't want this thread to...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-09-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,421
Posted By denochs
Just don't fall for those "unlock code" scammers...

Just don't fall for those "unlock code" scammers on the internet that are willing to sell you the code.

Dave
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-27-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,421
Posted By denochs
After getting scammed by one web site for an...

After getting scammed by one web site for an unlock code I finally found one that said they could not provide the code. It must be unlocked by Sprint. I find that hard to believe.

So, my...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-26-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,421
Posted By denochs
Thanks for the replies. On the right track now. ...

Thanks for the replies. On the right track now.

Dave
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-25-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,421
Posted By denochs
Any help on this subject? Dave

Any help on this subject?

Dave
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-25-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,421
Posted By denochs
Straight Talk Phones

Can any of you knowledgeable folks help us find out if our Sprint MB855 and an iPhone 4 will work on Straight Talk?

These phones were given to us and we now need more than just phone service now...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 10-06-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By denochs
That's pretty much normal stuff found in new...

That's pretty much normal stuff found in new units. There are always bugs to work out over a period of about one year, depending on how much you use your rv.

Sad to say, the quality is just not...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-02-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,607
Posted By denochs
What ever you decide to buy, get something gently...

What ever you decide to buy, get something gently used. What comes off production lines have a history of problems the first (and sometimes the second) owner has to debug and put up with. There is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-02-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,468
Posted By denochs
If by chance it is not under warranty and they...

If by chance it is not under warranty and they want to charge you for the repair I suggest taking it to a hydraulic shop. Just had one of my jacks that was leaking repaired for $226. Dealer wanted...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-13-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,322
Posted By denochs
More so than most people realize my friend. Dave

More so than most people realize my friend.
Dave
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-13-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By denochs
Nice suggestion, I'll start there. Dave

Nice suggestion, I'll start there.

Dave
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-13-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,322
Posted By denochs
Oh, yes, they realize how much they are loosing. ...

Oh, yes, they realize how much they are loosing. What this all boils down to is that the government does not have a fail safe net when it comes to motor homes/rv financing for the banks like they do...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-13-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,048
Posted By denochs
Our experience was quite different. The first...

Our experience was quite different. The first long trip we made in the MH was to CA towing a Chev Impala on a tow dolly. Yes, we had the same issues with straps working loose. The lesson I learned...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-13-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By denochs
Dim Lights

We have three light switches that control about 20 halogen 12v lights in our living room/kitchen area. The front set (8) controlled by one switch are all very dim when I turn them on. We don't use...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-11-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By denochs
Yours is likely the same as everyone else that...

Yours is likely the same as everyone else that has the 1/4 tank tube that keeps the genny from running below that level. However, if you are at a point where you are going up or down a hill that may...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 08-11-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,532
Posted By denochs
I use two 2 x 6 x 12 pulled up snug against front...

I use two 2 x 6 x 12 pulled up snug against front and rear tires. One on each side. Then I cut a 1 x 4 the width of my pick up truck and slide it under the kick stand on the bike. I screw the 1 x...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 08-11-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By denochs
Not sure if it really works, but Petsmart has a...

Not sure if it really works, but Petsmart has a product my wife sprays around the MH each time we move. That's the only time they get a little upset. It's called calming spray. The older male...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-10-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,431
Posted By denochs
Coming from the banking industry myself, yet not...

Coming from the banking industry myself, yet not sure if they still do this, dealers that wanted to sell a car/boat/rv could offer a "dealer recourse" which amounts to the dealer guaranteeing the...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-08-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By denochs
I see you're from PA. Don't be fooled, NC/SC is...

I see you're from PA. Don't be fooled, NC/SC is not far enough south to keep from winterizing. We had some 16/17 degree nights here in NC this past winter. Our winters always have some of those.
...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-08-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,998
Posted By denochs
If you haven't already, you need to put your...

If you haven't already, you need to put your review in the campground section of this site for those of us looking for a CG in that area in the future.

Dave
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-08-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,197
Posted By denochs
When we had a 40 ft 5er I towed a trailer from NC...

When we had a 40 ft 5er I towed a trailer from NC to FL many times. Not legal in any of those states. Yelp, I want as much as I can take with me, inc the MC. Never got a second look from troopers...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-31-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,766
Posted By denochs
My brother owns a 95 American Eagle. We have an...

My brother owns a 95 American Eagle. We have an 03 American Eagle. I can tell you the difference in maintenance in a nutshell. These are quality built coaches. Flooring, cabinets, hinges,...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-25-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By denochs
I went on line to Republicwireless.com to check...

I went on line to Republicwireless.com to check them out. This seems too good to be true. Does anyone know what their "unique Wi-Fi Hybrid Calling technology" is all about?

Has anyone tethered...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-21-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By denochs
We're interested in changing too. Do you mean a...

We're interested in changing too.
Do you mean a tethering app like PDANET?

Dave
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-19-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By denochs
I forgot to post back the results of my purchase...

I forgot to post back the results of my purchase on Chinese made LED bulbs. Bought ours over a year ago and getting good service from them. When you hold your had up close to them the light looks...
Forum: New Member Check-In 06-19-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By denochs
What kind of chassis's do you have...

What kind of chassis's do you have experience/training on?

Dave
Forum: Full-Timers 06-09-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,398
Posted By denochs
They probably are asking if it is a fiberglass...

They probably are asking if it is a fiberglass roof. Big diff in rubber & fiberglass in both repair and replacement costs.

We ft in an 03 Am Eagle. Starting with an older coach that has more...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-09-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,544
Posted By denochs
Bath and a half. For DW of course. I'm happy...

Bath and a half. For DW of course. I'm happy with one.

Dave
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-24-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By denochs
Here's a quick update to put into your...

Here's a quick update to put into your consideration.

Turned off the switch on the inverter that stops inverting. As a result after an hour of charging the batteries are showing 100%. However,...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-24-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By denochs
Inverter/Charging problem-help

I have a Trace RC7 GS 2000W inverter that has me stumped. Here are the symptoms:

Earlier this morning the top two lights began flashing simultaneously (Inverter green & charge yellow). Normally,...
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