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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-22-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By happy2rv
I should have been more clear. There are two...

I should have been more clear. There are two ways to go here, 50A receptacle to a 30A RV. In this case, one leg of the 50A receptacle is passed through to the 30A adapter as you suggest. Also as...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-22-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By happy2rv
I've never had a problem coiling my 50A cord. I...

I've never had a problem coiling my 50A cord. I can't say I've tried it many times at 20°, but I've done it many times around freezing. Assuming your cord isn't hard wired to the trailer, you...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-21-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By happy2rv
I believe a default search is too generic. If...

I believe a default search is too generic. If you just hit search and type Yosemite or yosemite national park, it will find threads with "yosemite" or "national" or "park" anywhere in the thread. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-21-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By happy2rv
More information please. "Power problems" could...

More information please. "Power problems" could be interpreted any number of ways. Obviously you're not going to get 100A out of a 30A plug, so if you plug a 50A RV into a 30A outlet through an...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-18-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By happy2rv
Sorry to hear about your health issues. Hope...

Sorry to hear about your health issues. Hope things improve.


We aren't full timers either, but unfortunately I tend to agree with others that suggest moving out of the RV to sell. If you can...
Forum: New Member Check-In 11-10-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By happy2rv
Welcome to iRV2. Lots of nice people here and...

Welcome to iRV2. Lots of nice people here and lots of opportunities to help others.



No matter how much experience we have, there's always more to learn :)
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-08-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By happy2rv
I'd second the good quality water regulator, the...

I'd second the good quality water regulator, the good quality basic tool kit, and surge suppressor.



At least one good quality fire extinguisher, preferably two or more placed for easy access...
Forum: New Member Check-In 11-08-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By happy2rv
Alabama's a big state and an affordable RV is a...

Alabama's a big state and an affordable RV is a lot of room for interpretation. What are your needs/desires and what's affordable.



A $1 Million+ luxury coach is affordable to some. Not...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-08-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By happy2rv
Having been around RVs literally my entire life,...

Having been around RVs literally my entire life, I'd have to agree with others. Rent an RV at least once or twice before buying. Preferably rent a couple of different types. The RV lifestyle is...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-06-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By happy2rv
Well, to be fair, Onan recommends 2 hours each...

Well, to be fair, Onan recommends 2 hours each month in their service manual and I won't argue with them or you. My current generators are portable generators and they recommend 10-15 minutes per...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-06-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,311
Posted By happy2rv
I'm not too familiar with that product line, but...

I'm not too familiar with that product line, but it should work fine. It seems a bit large size and cost wise for most RVs to me, but if you have the space it should be OK. For anyone following...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-06-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By happy2rv
If you use a maintainer, leave the master power...

If you use a maintainer, leave the master power off and put the maintainer directly on the batteries unless there is some compelling reason not to.

Since the coach and engine batteries aren't...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-05-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By happy2rv
My preference is to use Battery Tender battery...

My preference is to use Battery Tender battery maintainers while in storage. One for the coach batteries and one for the engine battery. Many power converters have a tendency to overcharge the...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-05-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,311
Posted By happy2rv
Not wagonmaster, but might be able to answer some...

Not wagonmaster, but might be able to answer some of your questions.


There are two versions of PLAYON, the cloud version and the Desktop version. The cloud version stores everything in the...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-04-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By happy2rv
In RVs with residential refrigerators, inverters...

In RVs with residential refrigerators, inverters become "essential" allowing the 110V refrigerator to run off 12V from the house batteries or alternator while you're not connected to "shore" power. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-03-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,481
Posted By happy2rv
For what its worth, call it exclusivity or...

For what its worth, call it exclusivity or snobbish, my point was I personally don't believe it achieves the intended objective. The price point and environment do more to achieve the objective than...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-02-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,481
Posted By happy2rv
I don't think I will ever make a decision on...

I don't think I will ever make a decision on which RV is right for me based on a few parks snobbish rules. Yes, there are a few "Motorcoach" or Class A only campgrounds around. Most of them appear...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-29-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,065
Posted By happy2rv
It's potentially doable, but I wouldn't look...

It's potentially doable, but I wouldn't look forward to it if it was me and I was the only driver. What are your plans for stopping? I think by about the 3rd day you may be ready for that break,...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-29-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,288
Posted By happy2rv
Many years ago, long before GPS navigation was...

Many years ago, long before GPS navigation was commonplace, I used Delorme AAA Map'N'Go and then Street Atlas on a laptop computer with a Serial GPS connection and then USB GPS device. I LOVED it...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-29-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,065
Posted By happy2rv
Too many question only you can answer. ...

Too many question only you can answer.



What is your objective? Vacation, sight seeing, or just get there at any cost?
Assuming you're not just trying to get there at any cost, what are...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-29-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,288
Posted By happy2rv
Do you have your Garmin linked to your cell phone...

Do you have your Garmin linked to your cell phone via blue tooth for data? I don't currently have a Garmin, but the reviews I've been reading indicate it needs to sync for traffic and updates.

...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-29-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By happy2rv
If you are getting hot water at the kitchen sink,...

If you are getting hot water at the kitchen sink, the heater must be working. The easiest way, at least to me, to verify the temperature of the water from the heater is to go to the outside access...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-24-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By happy2rv
What was on the lot? New or used? Desirable...

What was on the lot? New or used? Desirable brands?


I've been wanting to look at a new Bounder or Southwind and haven't been able to find one in stock. I've looked at all of the dealers in...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-24-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By happy2rv
For the Weight Police... Can I tow this?

This article popped up in my Pocket feed today. Not sure of the back story, but WOW:eek:. Can I tow a 38' RV with an SUV? Apparently the answer is yes! Should you? Obviously not! I think the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-24-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,442
Posted By happy2rv
Must haves: Unless you are going to rely...

Must haves:


Unless you are going to rely on roadside service, and IMHO even if you intend to, you should have a jack capable of lifting the 5th wheel with a flat. This means a jack with enough...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-20-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By happy2rv
For ease of installation and configuration, I...

For ease of installation and configuration, I believe the PepWave SOHO is a good choice. It's around $200 but is one device to configure instead of two and has a reasonably easy interface for...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 10-13-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By happy2rv
I've been very pleased with the Camco magnetic...

I've been very pleased with the Camco magnetic bumper end caps with sewer hose attachment. I was wary of their holding power, so I attached them with vinyl coated steel rope tethers. However with...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-12-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By happy2rv
Can just the handle be replaced? That's...

Can just the handle be replaced?


That's what they did on my Bounder years ago.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-05-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By happy2rv
We use Swiffer dusters around the house, trailer,...

We use Swiffer dusters around the house, trailer, and truck.



https://www.amazon.com/Procter-Gamble-12051603-Swiffer-Dusters/dp/B00NS6I5F0


They also have an extender version which would...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-04-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By happy2rv
There are many ways to tackle this. Most of the...

There are many ways to tackle this. Most of the "reliable" ones are going to be somewhat pricey mostly because they are made for industrial and computer server room environments where companies are...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 09-30-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By happy2rv
A few things come to mind. First, any paper that...

A few things come to mind. First, any paper that should be going into the tank should dissolve in water within a relatively short period of time. Second, always start with several gallons of water...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-30-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,054
Posted By happy2rv
The good news is that, at that size, the battery...

The good news is that, at that size, the battery should last for days and days...


Seriously though, if you plan to boon dock with a compressor refrigerator you will need a supplemental energy...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-30-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By happy2rv
Cheap regulators significantly reduce flow. As...

Cheap regulators significantly reduce flow. As others have suggested, I would, and did, opt for a single high quality adjustable regulator to place at the spigot. Pressure regulators aren't high...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-30-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By happy2rv
Haven't had satellite based TV for years. If you...

Haven't had satellite based TV for years. If you invest in an automatic satellite dish, its OK. But there are some down sides. As already mentioned you have to have a clear view of the southern...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-27-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By happy2rv
I don't disagree, but the point is if it looks...

I don't disagree, but the point is if it looks awful in the store, it's probably not going to look much better in your home or RV. There are a lot of great TVs, even a lot of the inexpensive off...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 09-27-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By happy2rv
If it were me, I would shy away from adding...

If it were me, I would shy away from adding things that hang on the walls. For me, finding the studs would be easier than placing trust in them without knowing they were built to support the stress...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 09-27-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By happy2rv
How do you plan to use the garage space? Are you...

How do you plan to use the garage space? Are you going to haul toys? Will it be a full time bed room?



If space isn't an issue, I'd be tempted to get a "standard" toddler bed and set it up...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-27-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By happy2rv
As rk911 suggested, you can plug a firestick,...

As rk911 suggested, you can plug a firestick, roku, NVidia Shield, or any of the other myriad devices into a smart TV and they will work just fine. In fact, most of the devices I have firesticks...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-26-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By happy2rv
www.rvparky.com has information and reviews for...

www.rvparky.com has information and reviews for campgrounds. You can search by city and state by map. Zoom into an area and select a campground. It will list whether tent camping is allowed under...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-26-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By happy2rv
Agree with the above assessment on gas vs....

Agree with the above assessment on gas vs. diesel. I believe many more RVs have gone to the scrap yard with less than 50K miles than more than 50K miles. Even the poorest built gas coach should...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-26-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By happy2rv
I think it has more to do with how the RV is...

I think it has more to do with how the RV is cared for and maintained. Many, many, RVs have gone to the RV graveyard with just a few thousand miles on them. At the same time, many have lots of...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-25-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,156
Posted By happy2rv
That is the pressure for max load capacity. ...

That is the pressure for max load capacity. There are load tables that show the acceptable pressures for a given load. The load range C would have had a lower pressure for their max load. I'd stay...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-25-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By happy2rv
Thankfully we haven't had that problem with the...

Thankfully we haven't had that problem with the RV.

My son had a rural lot that had a a metal shed where he stored a tractor basically in the middle of a field. We got mouse repellent at Home...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-25-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,156
Posted By happy2rv
My Castle Rocks (Chinese tires the manufacturer...

My Castle Rocks (Chinese tires the manufacturer put on) were less than 3 years old and looked perfect when 2 of them blew out in less than 200 miles of each other. I posted pictures in one of the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-25-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,156
Posted By happy2rv
I would replace them with the best quality tire...

I would replace them with the best quality tire you can get. A lot of recent research indicates the Good Year Endurance or Maxxis for trailer tires. For a motor home, I might continue to use them,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-25-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By happy2rv
Good information. I will have to do a "freespin"...

Good information. I will have to do a "freespin" inspection on my new tires as a reference point and keep an on them in the future. I had done a fairly thorough inspection just weeks before the two...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-24-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By happy2rv
One or more of your HDMI inputs should be labeled...

One or more of your HDMI inputs should be labeled as a CEC (or possibly Anynet+) input.


If you are connected to the CEC input and it's not switching, it may have been disabled. There should...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-24-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By happy2rv
I agree a lot of tire failures are caused by poor...

I agree a lot of tire failures are caused by poor maintenance and/or age, but not all.


As stated in my previous postings, I have been meticulous about pressure since day 1. The first...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-23-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By happy2rv
Yes, probably easiest with a helper. You might...

Yes, probably easiest with a helper. You might be able to locate the wire feeding the fuse box inside, but its usually not in an easily accessible place. So its probably easiest just to have a...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-23-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By happy2rv
yes, that looks like a good candidate.

yes, that looks like a good candidate.
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