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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-16-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,011
Posted By DGBPokes
I love that idea! One question: It appears about...

I love that idea! One question: It appears about half of the anode rod is no longer exposed to the tank interior. Doesnít that reduce the efficiency of the anode rod?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-16-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,011
Posted By DGBPokes
There is a good YouTube video by RV Geeks on hot...

There is a good YouTube video by RV Geeks on hot water tank maintenance and cleaning. They recommend; 6 gallons of white vinegar (Sams Club..cheap) fill balance with water. Turn on heat and let it...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-16-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By DGBPokes
Needles, no way with any RV bigger than a small...

Needles, no way with any RV bigger than a small pop up. There is a real funny video on You Tube with a guy taking a bumper pull trailer on Needles highway. It gets absolutely totaled as a result.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-15-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,291
Posted By DGBPokes
I am 74, own a 40ft pusher. Pretty good health. ...

I am 74, own a 40ft pusher. Pretty good health.
Like everything else itís up to you. I ainít rich, have a fair amount of mechanical skills and enjoy being able to fix things myself. And like to...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-08-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 523
Posted By DGBPokes
Iíve had both, and hopefully never have to go...

Iíve had both, and hopefully never have to go back to a tow dolly. Iím not single but I do it all myself.
Some experiences; tow dolly. Car paint damage from very tight turn. Tow dolly fender weld...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-08-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By DGBPokes
We donít have electric locks, but accidentally...

We donít have electric locks, but accidentally locked ourselves out at a rest stop. I didnít break a window, but I had the locksmith drill the lock.
Now there is a spare set of keys hidden in the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-08-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By DGBPokes
And by far the biggest draw is when it goes into...

And by far the biggest draw is when it goes into the defrost mode. I could never figure out how to change that,
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-08-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By DGBPokes
I was planning that trip two years ago. There is...

I was planning that trip two years ago. There is one low clearance bridge on the western loop. One good app is AllStays it showed the low clearance
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-07-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By DGBPokes
Bontregers is about 45 minutes from Elkhart. Has...

Bontregers is about 45 minutes from Elkhart. Has the best inventory of older RV supplies I have ever found. Wood, wallpaper, cabinet doors.

https://bontragers.com/
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-02-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By DGBPokes
We were outside St. Louis in early Nov. wind...

We were outside St. Louis in early Nov. wind gusts to 50+mph. We delayed a day due to the winds. I noticed the major draft from the microwave. The wind was broadside into the microwave vent. I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-02-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,253
Posted By DGBPokes
FWIW... I live in OK. Lots of private parks have...

FWIW... I live in OK. Lots of private parks have shelters. State and Corp parks have cement block bathrooms. And rangers will usually drive around telling people where to go when the weather turns...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-02-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By DGBPokes
I guess all things are possible. I saw a...

I guess all things are possible. I saw a dilapidated old C class at Wally World that had a wood burning pot belly stove in it.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-02-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,493
Posted By DGBPokes
1. Two patio rugs...DW thinks we need them, then...

1. Two patio rugs...DW thinks we need them, then they never come out of storage, when they do, they blow away. And she seldom sits outside...just to ....windy, sunny, cloudy, buggy, something.
2,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-30-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,221
Posted By DGBPokes
Difference between moorage cost and storage cost?

Difference between moorage cost and storage cost?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-27-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,635
Posted By DGBPokes
At Nappanee in Nov. I ask that question of our...

At Nappanee in Nov. I ask that question of our tech, a Newmar employee for 26 years.
1. On relative level ground: Slides out first (while still at ride height) then dump air and level.
2. If the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-24-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,249
Posted By DGBPokes
I am undecided as to which way the market will...

I am undecided as to which way the market will swing. However, there is one point, I didnít see discussed; that is young families with children. I am just amazed with the number of young people...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 12-23-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,315
Posted By DGBPokes
We have spend a whole lot of money on our 07 the...

We have spend a whole lot of money on our 07 the 5 years weíve had it. Sometimes it seems crazy. We looked at new ones a few times, and it boils down to; do you want to spend 6 figures or low 5...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-23-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By DGBPokes
A couple of recommendations while at Llando...

A couple of recommendations while at Llando Grande. Nannaís, for Lonches (skip the margarita, made with wine). Casa DeMarisco in Westlaco for Botana.. Donít miss a snow cone at Margos, not like any...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-19-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By DGBPokes
We live a mile off 69 in OK...embarrassing isnít...

We live a mile off 69 in OK...embarrassing isnít it.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-07-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,883
Posted By DGBPokes
We usually go south a few days after Christmas....

We usually go south a few days after Christmas. Those years I donít winterize. We live in OK. I have enclosed storage with 110v 15 amp service.
I do drain the water heater, tanks, and low point...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-07-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,479
Posted By DGBPokes
07 KSDP 3912.... 50K miles, average by my excel...

07 KSDP 3912.... 50K miles, average by my excel spreadsheet from fuel pump readings 7.2 MPG
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-01-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,249
Posted By DGBPokes
We just had our 07 worked on at Nappanee, and I...

We just had our 07 worked on at Nappanee, and I saw a few older rigs(3 weeks ago). Wish I had taken it there when we bought it 5 years ago. It drives and rides like a new one, now.
The techs are...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-24-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,619
Posted By DGBPokes
Looks like a nice rig. Let me share a recent...

Looks like a nice rig. Let me share a recent experience: We have a Ď07 KSDP 3912. We bought 5 years ago. We have spent a lot of $$ on upgrades and repairs. We were having a reoccurring issue with...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 11-24-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,742
Posted By DGBPokes
Many years ago, my wife was walking our medium...

Many years ago, my wife was walking our medium size dog at a nearby park, on a leash. Our dog was attacked by a large mean Shepard. My wife attempted to break the attach and was bitten. Our dog...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-22-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By DGBPokes
Slide out controller failures

Our Ď07 Newmar KSDP has had 4 controllers on the Passenger side kitchen slide fail in the last year. We are not full timers, the controller would make from three to five cycles, and then fail. Our...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-20-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,618
Posted By DGBPokes
Ok, call me stupid.....This is my fourth...

Ok, call me stupid.....This is my fourth motorhome, and I learned something new last week at Newmarís Service center. The techs move coaches around like a ballet twice a day. When I got in mine to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-18-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,067
Posted By DGBPokes
I get it, sounds like a nice addition. I see lots...

I get it, sounds like a nice addition. I see lots of people talk about their wood block solution. I never see anyone talk about jack retraction.

That seems key to me. For a thousand times I see...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-12-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 4,401
Views: 1,429,959
Posted By DGBPokes
The gate is closed, and functional. The old...

The gate is closed, and functional. The old parking area is closed with barricades. We arrived Tuesday 11/10/20, I do not know where the ďoverflowĒ area is, so I canít speak to its status.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-04-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,003
Posted By DGBPokes
Same savings about 2 1/2 years ago.

Same savings about 2 1/2 years ago.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-30-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By DGBPokes
Think that plan through....everywhere I see is...

Think that plan through....everywhere I see is requiring a two week quarantine upon arrival. Move every 4 weeks means 50% of your time in quarantine
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-29-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By DGBPokes
We just cancelled our 6th season at Llando...

We just cancelled our 6th season at Llando Grande. Obviously we love it. Hoping this Covid thing turns around, and we can go later this winter.
Meets two of your requirements. Not just a wood shop,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-26-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,086
Posted By DGBPokes
306096 This one got turned down.

306096 This one got turned down.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-26-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By DGBPokes
Replace the switch....slide wonít function...

Replace the switch....slide wonít function without a completed electric circuit.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-19-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,359
Posted By DGBPokes
I order parts from PPL quite often, good price,...

I order parts from PPL quite often, good price, quick delivery, and the CS folks are fairy knowledgeable.

We bought our motorhome from PPL and to their credit, I insisted on financing thru Essex,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-17-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4,401
Views: 1,429,959
Posted By DGBPokes
Our appointment is still a few weeks 11/11. Iíve...

Our appointment is still a few weeks 11/11. Iíve read about the good places to eat, and have been to the RV hall of fame. Iím looking for things to do during the day.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-12-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By DGBPokes
07 KSDP..Passenger side slide , heavy with...

07 KSDP..Passenger side slide
, heavy with kitchen. Since last Nov has gone thru 3 Contollers and a very expensive gear/motor.

4 week going to the mothership not spending another penny, till the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-09-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,036
Posted By DGBPokes
The tray is nice, but you still have to crawl...

The tray is nice, but you still have to crawl under the slide to pull the release so the tray rolls out. I just had knee replacement, not sure how thatís going to impact getting to the latch.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-25-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,819
Posted By DGBPokes
I wouldnít worry about it. But obviously it a...

I wouldnít worry about it. But obviously it a concern for you.. One thought not mentioned so far; Rent an RV over 26K for a day. Practice in the morning take the test in the afternoon. The go get...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-10-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,785
Posted By DGBPokes
Space availability wonít be an issue with all the...

Space availability wonít be an issue with all the Canadians forced to stay home.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-10-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,785
Posted By DGBPokes
We have wintered in the RGV for 5 years and have...

We have wintered in the RGV for 5 years and have reservations this winter. Oct 15 is our deadline for deposit refund. Decision day 10/14.

If it is still shutdown we will stay home. Spending...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-08-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By DGBPokes
Their is a real good video on You Tube on how to...

Their is a real good video on You Tube on how to check your height yourself.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-31-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By DGBPokes
We bought two Rec Pro recliners. I am a big guy...

We bought two Rec Pro recliners. I am a big guy 6-2. 230#. They are okay, but mine has not held up as well as I had hoped.

I was in the Elkhart area, and went to their store. They have lots...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-29-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By DGBPokes
We installed a televator behind the couch,...

We installed a televator behind the couch, passenger side, after moving the couch out about 6Ē. Then made 2 storage cabinets where the tv was. Added two cabinet doors that match the other doors....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-24-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By DGBPokes
If you get to see good detail maintenance...

If you get to see good detail maintenance records, regarding oil, oil filter, fuel filter, air filter change. no worry at all.
Never heard of it, but call Blackstone Labs regarding their ability to...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-22-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,577
Posted By DGBPokes
I am 74, the DW is 76. We have a 40 ft Pusher. ...

I am 74, the DW is 76. We have a 40 ft Pusher. we have never full timed, we do spend 3 months in the rig in the winter.

I never liked getting on the roof, I do it less than before. I do hire more...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-22-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,943
Posted By DGBPokes
Pay attention to the engine serial number.Cummins...

Pay attention to the engine serial number.Cummins had a major problem 2005 to 2007. The list of serial numbers recalled was on their web site. I have an 07...the serial is about 200 after the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-21-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By DGBPokes
Iíve had a lot of issues with our passenger side...

Iíve had a lot of issues with our passenger side slide. Since Nov..3 controllers and a $2K gear motor assyrian.
I have learned, a few things.
1. You can take a slide controller from one of the...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 08-17-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,515
Posted By DGBPokes
I have friends who entered today. They were...

I have friends who entered today. They were directed to a National Guard Armory immediately at the state line and had to take a test. Was cleared to enter after 15 minutes.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-13-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By DGBPokes
HWH recommend, WD40. soak then wipe off. Friend...

HWH recommend, WD40. soak then wipe off. Friend who winters south for 3 months always soaks them overnight and wipes off the next day before he leaves.
Forum: Just Conversation 08-13-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,740
Posted By DGBPokes
Folks this nothing new, just same old...

Folks this nothing new, just same old exaggeration and sensationalism. Some new twists, but understandable.

I traveled all over the world on business for many, many years, and visited many...
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