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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-04-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,753
Posted By Roadyacht1
Why do they have to pass

A. You block the view of the road ahead.
B. Most RVís drive slower (or at least they should)
C Just that ďget out on my wayĒ syndrome.

I am conscious of vehicles backing up behind me. If at...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-01-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,359
Posted By Roadyacht1
Isle too narrow.

That would be a deal breaker for me. I have had to spend a good while living in the motorhome with slides in. I have a Dutch Star DP 38í with plenty of space with slides in.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-30-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,193
Posted By Roadyacht1
I agree with you here. I have had similar...

I agree with you here. I have had similar problems in a diesel powered boat. The problem was a small air leak is the fuel line. It would stop and not start until you let it sit for several hours....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-28-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,965
Posted By Roadyacht1
RV shows.

We have a 22 yr old Dutch Star DP. No way have I seen anything that would make me want to spend that kind of money on something that is questionably better.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-28-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,598
Posted By Roadyacht1
Champion Generator.

I can only go by the incredible use that I have had from the Honda.
One sat on the deck of my boat at sea and was used every day for an hr and a half. In the salt environment. All I ever did was...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-21-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,467
Posted By Roadyacht1
Gas? What has our country become?

Well its working on qualifying to be third world. Primarily due to income/wealth inequality.
Many homeless and Impoverished. Better to sleep in your car or van or better yet the relative luxury of...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-21-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,634
Posted By Roadyacht1
Grey water tanks.

I exclusively use borax and occasionally Dawn dish soap in black and occasionally in grey. Grey does get a Little nasty sometimes.

But this is in addition to a total full flush or 2. Then of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-10-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,124
Posted By Roadyacht1
Pumping tires with cigarette lighter plug pump

The problem is A. The lighter plug wiring and connection is inadequate and B. The pumps tend to burn out easily ( I went through a couple). Get one the clamps directly to the vehicle 12V battery....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-10-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,418
Posted By Roadyacht1
Ethanol fuel

I donít want to get into politics here.
Call it what you want but the fact is that ethanol is less efficient and more polluting than gas. Especially when you plug in what it takes to grow and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-10-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,857
Posted By Roadyacht1
Camp ground prices.

I had planed to take the motorhome on a 7500 mi trip this past spring with the price of diesel, we decided to take the car that gets 40 mpg and take hotels. We consistently found hotels/motels for 50...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-18-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,140
Posted By Roadyacht1
Down sizing, fuel prices.

We are looking at the time: fuel ratio. A 1 month trip of 7000 miles = $7000.
A 4 month trip of 7000 miles with lots of boondocking = $7000 (not including food as we have to eat no matter where we...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-05-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,139
Posted By Roadyacht1
Lost steering.

Wow, you make it sound like ďno big dealĒ. That could easily be soooooo deadly
I am very glad that no one was hurt/killed.

That would be absulitely horrible. Worse that no brakes.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-05-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,168
Posted By Roadyacht1
DEF head problems.

Oh my goodness! DEF DEF DEF DEF. Thatís all I hear about. So so glad that I have a pre-def coach. Wow. What a can of worms. Great idea but not ready yet.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-05-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,020
Posted By Roadyacht1
Casual shopping at dealerships.

I have had a variety of experiences here. Form good to cold shouldered.

I have worked in similar sales before as a yacht broker and also use to own a furniture store.

I have learned that you...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-26-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,105
Posted By Roadyacht1
Diesel costs / shortages.

I am now nearly half way through a month long trip of about 7000 miles.
WE TOOK THE CAR. Calulated $7000 dollar price tag with DP. And only about $2500 using our Honda Civic and hotels. Will spend...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-22-2022, 12:39 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 24,600
Posted By Roadyacht1
Thanks! Also remember that tar sand oil from...

Thanks! Also remember that tar sand oil from Canada isnít even normal heavy crude. It is Bituman, and loaded with heavy metals and of very inferior quality. It usually is not used in the US but...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-13-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 24,600
Posted By Roadyacht1
Cost of diesel, change of plans.

Yes, we are changing plans. We had planed a 7000 mile loop from E NC across to Lake Tahoe, then up to Glacier NP, then across to St Paul Mn, Wisconsin, Chicago, Louisville and on home. We will take...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-05-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,307
Posted By Roadyacht1
Older coach, no records.

You know, itís all about how much gamble you can stand.

Yes, I did buy a 21 yr old Dutch Star, Cummins/Spartan, no records, private sale. What did I decide on?
Gut feeling. Have bought and sold...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-20-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,704
Posted By Roadyacht1
Drinking water

I have been drinking water from tanks on my boats and RVS for decades. Have taken on water from the jungle rivers of Panama to you name it. Am well into my seventies now with no ill effects ever. I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-20-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,496
Posted By Roadyacht1
Your SS#. What in the would would they need that...

Your SS#. What in the would would they need that for. I would neve give that out for a BS company like this.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-14-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,537
Posted By Roadyacht1
Travel trailor speed

Professional truckers drive for a living, (and sometimes dying). Time is money and they are proís. So they push it. A big rig whether RV or commercial, CANNOT maneuver, slow or stop anything like...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-14-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,254
Posted By Roadyacht1
Well when your RV is you full time home, itís...

Well when your RV is you full time home, itís pretty necessary, but long distance driving is not. So we will travel shorter, less frequent trips and stay put longer until things settle out some.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-14-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,333
Posted By Roadyacht1
New house batteries.

I will need new house batteries soon. I am going from 4 Trojan T-105ís to one 300 amp lithium. Yes I will have to change out some ancillary equipment to do it but worth it in the long run. On top of...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-14-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 24,600
Posted By Roadyacht1
Are gas prices effecting your trip.

No, diesel prices are!

And thanks for posting the up front affirmation!

We have a Dutch Star 38í DP. Cummins/Spartin. No Def.

We were planing to head out west from our FL winter...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 03-03-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 11,609
Posted By Roadyacht1
FYI. The average rate in CA is .14-.18. Only...

FYI. The average rate in CA is .14-.18. Only in the super dense and expensive areas of San Francisco and San Diego are rate that hi and higher. The vast majority of the state is well under .20
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-06-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,615
Posted By Roadyacht1
Key for slide outs

I have no idea why you would need a key switch for slide outs. Any old switch of appropriate size and # of poles should be just fine. Get rid of the key switch.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-20-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,289
Posted By Roadyacht1
I find that you have to be willing to travel. We...

I find that you have to be willing to travel. We found one 400 miles away. And donít think you have to spend so much money. We got a pre-DEF (hallelujah) 2000 Newmar Dutch Star. Spartan and Cummins...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-09-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,477
Posted By Roadyacht1
Price increase

Wow. So sorry.

Were it me, I definitely would bail out of the deal. Thatís ridiculous.

And furthermore, but a quality used coach pre def. You will be much happier.

I would think that once...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-06-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,012
Posted By Roadyacht1
Motorhome sit for 10 yrs.

Sounds like you sort of got it figured out. You love the motorhome, and the lot. You have had good use from it. Use it how you want and donít worry. I it were me I would run the engine a couple of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-31-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,356
Posted By Roadyacht1
Mobile dump.

Would be fine to me. As long as the price was reasonable.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,429
Posted By Roadyacht1
To update my post on Black Hawk tires: I have...

To update my post on Black Hawk tires: I have now driven a number of miles on this new set of 6 tires. They are smooth and handle well. No complaints.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-19-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,429
Posted By Roadyacht1
New Tires.

I could spend seven grand on all new Michelin RV coach tires. Been there done that.
I could spend almost four grand on replacing the Sumitomo tires that I have been very happy with. The Sumitomos...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-19-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,933
Posted By Roadyacht1
Windy App

Yes, I love the Windy app. As a sailor and a full time RVer.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 12-19-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 16,390
Posted By Roadyacht1
DEF shortage.

Wow, are you folks making me glad that I have a year 2000 Newmar.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-14-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By Roadyacht1
2021 New Aire Problems.

So sorry to hear this. I have owned older Dutch Stars for a number of years with no slide problems at all really a pretty bullet proof system on cone shaped cog wheel and track. Even with a large...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-09-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,580
Posted By Roadyacht1
Extra to reserve site.

Easy easy solution to greed. Vote with your RV. Good Bye! Next camp grounds please.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-09-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,338
Posted By Roadyacht1
Driving at 75 mph

I think that driving that speed is taking an unnecessary chance. Even if you donít have a blow out. Most motorhomes just dont have proper maneuvering and braking ability at that speed. And unless we...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-08-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,973
Posted By Roadyacht1
Miles to fill up.

I find that my gage to be conservative. But one thing to keep in mind is that you donít want to get down near the bottom of the tank. Give a diesel clean, air and water free diesel and not much will...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-08-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,302
Posted By Roadyacht1
Black tank full?

I primarily go by initially, sound. As the tank gets near full, you will hear the splash getting closer to the top when you flush. Finally if it is FULL, when you push down the pedal, you will get a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-05-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,338
Posted By Roadyacht1
towing a Denali.

I just donít understand why people want to tow such huge vehicles? I tow a Honda Fit with a 300 hp 3.8 Dutch Star and donít even know it,s back thee.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-18-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,957
Posted By Roadyacht1
What tow behind Newmar.

I tow a Honda Fit 5 speed manual. Donít even know itís back there. Use brake master system. I donít know why people tow Jeeps and Trucks. Itís just a dingy, not the main vehicle. I slap it in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-15-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,058
Posted By Roadyacht1
Battery connected to frame.

Normal for Neg to be connected to frame (chassis ground).
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-09-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,810
Posted By Roadyacht1
Tipping service of motorhome.

Tipping is not expected for a job like this.
Expensive tipping is an American thing. Unfortunately it is often needed as we do not pay so many workers a fair wage. In Europe they do. Good pay good...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-24-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,348
Posted By Roadyacht1
Trading up after 6 mo

Yes, very nice.
Guys, please keep buying new coaches. How else am I going to get to buy them used 5,10 or 20 years down the road.
Just keep them maintained. And they will sell well.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-21-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,779
Posted By Roadyacht1
Trip miles per day

Do you want a marathon or a vacation. I have done 800 miles in a day. Crazy and never again. Typically 300-375 max. Tranquillo amigo.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-21-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,967
Posted By Roadyacht1
Refill pills at Walmart.

I use CVS so that I can fill them anywhere in the country. No problem. Much easier to deal with that Walmart.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-10-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,255
Posted By Roadyacht1
Swirl designs.

I would love to see something different.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-10-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,272
Posted By Roadyacht1
Kitchen use.

Ridiculous
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-07-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,668
Posted By Roadyacht1
Gas or Diesel.

Diesels are designed to work hard and long. Even non- stop. I have run my boat diesel. Literally for weeks, non-stop except to check vitals. My last one had over 25,000 hours. I currently have a...
Forum: Boondocking 10-07-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,913
Posted By Roadyacht1
Bears and campers.

I just spent 3 week in Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. We were in my daughters 24’ motorhome. No issues. We didn’t leave food out. Also bet to pull shades so they can’t see food. But did we carry...
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