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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-21-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By 1JetDoc
Don't know if this is what's happening with your...

Don't know if this is what's happening with your coach...

Our commercial semi-truck had an automated air bleed valve at the lowest part of the air tanks. It would pop off every 15-20 minutes or so...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-20-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By 1JetDoc
I've done the Pike's Peak summit road twice. Once...

I've done the Pike's Peak summit road twice. Once in a Volvo station wagon and once in a VW microbus. Interesting trip both times. I remember I wasn't ready for the thin air at the top of the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-18-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By 1JetDoc
There should be a manual low point drain...

There should be a manual low point drain somewhere under the RV that will drain all the fresh water in the tank by gravity. It may be hard to find at first. Look for a white plastic pipe hanging...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-18-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By 1JetDoc
The "magic speed" y'all are talking about is...

The "magic speed" y'all are talking about is simply the speed where your vehicle floats across the top of those pesky washboards instead of the tires dropping down into each rut along the way.
...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 07-18-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By 1JetDoc
Thinking to buy a USED electric vehicle?

Here's one family's not uncommon experience...
...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 07-17-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By 1JetDoc
I have always held that before I owned an...

I have always held that before I owned an electric powered car, it would have to be capable of driving nonstop for at least 300 miles between charges and fully recharge in less than 15 minutes. The...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 07-17-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,706
Posted By 1JetDoc
I've noticed that more and more campground owners...

I've noticed that more and more campground owners are limiting or prohibiting electric vehicles from being plugged into the campground's electrical grid. As you mentioned, someone using electrical...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-17-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By 1JetDoc
The typical Class C motorhome has all the...

The typical Class C motorhome has all the convenience and comfort features that people want already built in... Air conditioning, kitchen, dinette, bathroom with shower, TV or entertainment system,...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-14-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,634
Posted By 1JetDoc
If you wash dishes in your sink, you're going to...

If you wash dishes in your sink, you're going to end up with food particles in your grey tank. Also, toothpaste residue from the bathroom sink and soap scum from the shower.

We've heard it helps...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 07-14-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By 1JetDoc
Here's an article on hybrid pickup trucks that...

Here's an article on hybrid pickup trucks that you can buy (or at least order from your local dealer) today. While the article doesn't mention towing capacity is does talk about horsepower, payload...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-13-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By 1JetDoc
Glacier National Park

For those who wanted to visit Glacier National Park this year, the good news is that Going to the Sun Road is finally open after work crews have completed snow removal for the full length of the...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-12-2022, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By 1JetDoc
I think you are on the right track for what you...

I think you are on the right track for what you plan on using your motorhome for. We recently sold our 27-foot travel trailer and bought a slightly used Thor Citation Sprinter Class C.

Pro: We...
Forum: New Member Check-In 07-09-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By 1JetDoc
While your F150 with Ecoboost engine MAY be able...

While your F150 with Ecoboost engine MAY be able to pull the trailer down the road, with a factory rated hitch weight of 1,152 lb. and a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 11,352 lbs, your Forest...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 07-09-2022, 12:04 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 13,565
Posted By 1JetDoc
When it comes to discussing electric (battery)...

When it comes to discussing electric (battery) powered cars, trucks and RVs, let's not forget the REALLY BIG elephant in the room...

WHERE DOES ALL THAT ELECTRICITY COME FROM????

Nearly 75% of...
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 07-06-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,713
Posted By 1JetDoc
[QUOTE=Alan_Hepburn;6219433]You receive 4...

[QUOTE=Alan_Hepburn;6219433]You receive 4 products with your single subscription (called RV LIFE Pro bundle):


If these products are all bundled into one subscription, why is it necessary to...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-05-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By 1JetDoc
They're under the bed in ours too. Our 2015...

They're under the bed in ours too.

Our 2015 Citation Sprinter 24ST (rear twin beds) has a small panel under the passenger side rear bed that's held in place with Velcro strips. There are two 1/4...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-03-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,884
Posted By 1JetDoc
After seeing the photos of the damage caused by...

After seeing the photos of the damage caused by the river floods, I'm simply amazed that the roads around the park have been reopened so quickly.

A big THANK YOU! to all the folks who have...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-03-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,864
Posted By 1JetDoc
Unless you're absolutely in love with the Ford...

Unless you're absolutely in love with the Ford product, there are other brands out there that you might want to consider.

We own a Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4x4 with the 3-liter EcoDiesel engine...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-02-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By 1JetDoc
Winnebago's Navion 24V is quite similar to our...

Winnebago's Navion 24V is quite similar to our Thor Citation Sprinter ST, with twin beds in the rear. While we share a king size bed at home, we find the twin beds to be an adequate substitute when...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-01-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 653
Posted By 1JetDoc
Here's some basic information on the towing...

Here's some basic information on the towing capacity of your 2015 F-150.
https://letstowthat.com/2015-f150-towing-capacity/

Of course, these numbers are for a brand new F-150, and not one that's...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-01-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By 1JetDoc
Don't know how your motorhome is wired, but in a...

Don't know how your motorhome is wired, but in a lot of vehicles, the dash lights are on the same fuse or circuit breaker as the taillights. Check your fuses and make sure your taillights are...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 07-01-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By 1JetDoc
US Department of Transportation (DOT) requires a...

US Department of Transportation (DOT) requires a Class A CDL for towing a trailer over 10,000 lbs GVWR. Most states have adopted DOT rules for their state laws. Don't know why California would have...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 07-01-2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By 1JetDoc
Florida does not require a special driver's...

Florida does not require a special driver's license to operate a vehicle that is registered as an RV, but your insurance company may want one, or at least some specialized driver training before they...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-01-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By 1JetDoc
If I am reading your post correctly, it sounds to...

If I am reading your post correctly, it sounds to me that your hydraulic levelling jacks are buried in mud and the retracting mechanism just doesn't have the power to lift them free. Most systems...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-27-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,036
Posted By 1JetDoc
As a long-haul commercial trucker, one of the...

As a long-haul commercial trucker, one of the things I hated most was backing a 53-foot-long trailer into a dark covered loading dock. It's like backing into a black hole, especially if it's a...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-27-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By 1JetDoc
Yes, California speed limits say 55 MPH for...

Yes, California speed limits say 55 MPH for vehicles towing trailers. Of course, no one ever pays attention to that speed limit, and if you try to drive 55, you'll get run over by everything from...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-25-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By 1JetDoc
I don't pay much attention to what the GPS or...

I don't pay much attention to what the GPS or computer planners say. I always plan my RV trip routes for 50 miles per hour. That gives me 60-65 MPH average speeds while on the road and builds in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-25-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By 1JetDoc
MSRP is the Manufacturer's SUGGESTED Retail...

MSRP is the Manufacturer's SUGGESTED Retail Price. It's NOT carved in stone!

There's no hard and fast rule on what sort of discount you should ask for or receive from a dealer. It's whatever you...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-25-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By 1JetDoc
Engine fans in most modern vehicles are...

Engine fans in most modern vehicles are temperature controlled. The fan kicks on when the coolant temp in the radiator reaches a certain pre-set level.

While running the vehicle's AC system DOES...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-25-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,284
Posted By 1JetDoc
It's quite obvious that just like corporations,...

It's quite obvious that just like corporations, dealers do not actually pay taxes! They just bump up their sale prices to cover whatever the state or federal government is asking them to pay and...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-25-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By 1JetDoc
I've done business with these people in the past...

I've done business with these people in the past and had good results. They are a clearing house for independent contractors who move RVs and haul miscellaneous loads in most areas of the country....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-25-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By 1JetDoc
Unfortunately, when you are in a truck stop...

Unfortunately, when you are in a truck stop parking lot, or a highway rest area, it's NOT "your space". You have no protection and are parked within a few feet of big semi-trucks that use a lot of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-24-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By 1JetDoc
Here's some info about RV registration and...

Here's some info about RV registration and license for the state of Illinois. I didn't see anything here about air brakes...

https://www.ilsos.gov/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_x142.pdf
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-24-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By 1JetDoc
As long as the parking space you plan to use...

As long as the parking space you plan to use allows enough room for the overall length of your combination, I don't think this would be a problem for just a quick overnight stop.

My concern...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-22-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By 1JetDoc
We don't use the freshwater tank to hold drinking...

We don't use the freshwater tank to hold drinking water, but we do fill it before a trip to have fresh water while on the road or boondocking for flushing the toilet, taking showers, washing dishes,...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-22-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 13,565
Posted By 1JetDoc
Here's a recent article on a battery powered RV...

Here's a recent article on a battery powered RV from Winnebago... Draw your own conclusions
...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-22-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By 1JetDoc
You're talking about a nearly 5,000-mile round...

You're talking about a nearly 5,000-mile round trip here in a vehicle that will get an average of 7-8 miles per gallon of gasoline. With fuel prices being what they are today, plus the cost of...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 06-22-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By 1JetDoc
Not enough information here to provide a serious...

Not enough information here to provide a serious answer to your question... What kind of trailer and how big is it? How much does it weigh? What's the towing capacity of the truck? Does it have a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-20-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,022
Posted By 1JetDoc
Many years ago, when I started driving commercial...

Many years ago, when I started driving commercial long-haul truck, the company I worked for limited the top speed of our trucks to 62 miles per hour. I guess maybe after all those years of driving at...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-20-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 138
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Posted By 1JetDoc
We recently sold our 28' travel trailer and...

We recently sold our 28' travel trailer and replaced it with a small Class B+/C motorhome based on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis. We were getting about 14 MPG while towing the trailer with a Ram 1500...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-19-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,019
Posted By 1JetDoc
[QUOTE=bpu699;6219663]Pilot truck stops seem to...

[QUOTE=bpu699;6219663]Pilot truck stops seem to carry diesel #2. Loves and the others primarily have b20 biodiesel. The website for each location tells you what they have. [QUOTE]

B20 Biodiesel...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-19-2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By 1JetDoc
Again... Watch your tachometer (RPM gauge). When...

Again... Watch your tachometer (RPM gauge). When running at steady highway speeds on a level road, your engine RPMs will be lower with the overdrive ON. If you turn it OFF, your engine RPMs will be...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-19-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By 1JetDoc
Overdrive is an additional gearbox that allows...

Overdrive is an additional gearbox that allows your engine to run at lower RPMs (and consume less fuel) when running at highway speeds on relatively level highways. You would typically lock the OD...
Forum: Full-Timers 06-19-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,596
Posted By 1JetDoc
Active duty/reserve or retired military? Check...

Active duty/reserve or retired military? Check out availability of campgrounds at US military bases near your travels. Many bases have small campgrounds on base or at nearby recreational facilities.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-19-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,832
Posted By 1JetDoc
Don't know of many travel trailers or 5th wheels...

Don't know of many travel trailers or 5th wheels that are factory equipped with an on-board generator, but we've noticed quite a few that have portable generators tied down to their rear bumpers. I'm...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-16-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,019
Posted By 1JetDoc
Gas Buddy not only helps you find the least...

Gas Buddy not only helps you find the least expensive fuel in your travels around the country, but they also have a payment card that can save you up to 25 cents per gallon at participating stations....
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-15-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By 1JetDoc
I guess it's just what you're used to... We used...

I guess it's just what you're used to... We used Garmin GPS for several years when we drove commercial truck and just recently bought a Garmin RV780 to use in our little motorhome.

We have no...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-11-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By 1JetDoc
I use Good Sam for emergency road service on my...

I use Good Sam for emergency road service on my RV. I also have their "extended warranty" package to cover my 7-year-old motorhome.

Haven't needed to use it in a few years, but the last time I...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-09-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By 1JetDoc
Don't know of any simple seat cover that's going...

Don't know of any simple seat cover that's going to give you the kind of support you want or need. If you can't replace the seat with a new one, try to find a local custom upholstery shop that can...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-09-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 13,565
Posted By 1JetDoc
I still can't understand all these MORONS who...

I still can't understand all these MORONS who actually think they are saving the planet by driving an electric car. Where do you think the electricity used to charge your batteries comes from? It...
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