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Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 11-05-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
Posted By Ziggy8321
Ron, I have to mostly agree with IDLEUP. ...

Ron,

I have to mostly agree with IDLEUP.

If you look at some of my past rants, I tell folks to have their rig weighed. This can be done at most truck stops. You will get individual axle...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 10-09-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By Ziggy8321
It's pure air brakes, no hydraulics. The M2 is a...

It's pure air brakes, no hydraulics. The M2 is a REAL truck chassis.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 09-29-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,390
Posted By Ziggy8321
Erroneous information only hurts people and may...

Erroneous information only hurts people and may get them killed.

The governor is set for RPM not tire speed ratings. It is set to prevent over revving the engine.

I can assure you the Verona...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 09-29-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,390
Posted By Ziggy8321
George, I do exactly as you do. I look for...

George,

I do exactly as you do. I look for major differences in tires. The sunny side will always be warmer, black top roads warmer than concrete etc.

I imagine I could call the tire rep and...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 09-29-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,390
Posted By Ziggy8321
You should ALWAYS have your coach weighed and...

You should ALWAYS have your coach weighed and then check the manufacturers tire chart for load/pressure.

Based on my weight on a scale I have my pressure at 90lbs Rear (D) 110 front (S) and have...
Forum: Truck Conversions 08-31-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By Ziggy8321
Basically it is the tune used for trash trucks...

Basically it is the tune used for trash trucks which do a lot of full throttle starts and stops so the the extra torque helps supposedly as well as the different shift curve.

Just think, you will...
Forum: Truck Conversions 08-31-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By Ziggy8321
I've had it done. Can't say I can...

I've had it done.

Can't say I can significantly tell the difference (had it done and went to Alaska 12k miles), BUT I also live by the rule on HP/torque that too much is never enough.

I would...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 07-13-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,214
Posted By Ziggy8321
You might want to consider a late model used...

You might want to consider a late model used coach.

Check the classifieds here and then look at the Truck Conversions.
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-03-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,173
Posted By Ziggy8321
A truck is a truck is a truck. Any truck shop...

A truck is a truck is a truck. Any truck shop will work on ANY brand chassis. All but the steel used to build a chassis is pretty much the same. The air springs are made by one of 2 companies...
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-01-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,140
Posted By Ziggy8321
Too much power is NEVER enough!

Too much power is NEVER enough!
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-01-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,140
Posted By Ziggy8321
Add me to those who had it done at Cummins for...

Add me to those who had it done at Cummins for around $400. I had my torque increased to 1150 last year. No warranty problems.

I had mine done at Cummins Jacksonville, FL. Any Freightliner truck...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-16-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By Ziggy8321
We bought a FR 2810 which is probably the same as...

We bought a FR 2810 which is probably the same as you are looking at. Did it on a lark to prove to myself that being inexpensive isn't necessarily bad. Ordered it new, put 10k miles on it the first...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-16-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,286
Posted By Ziggy8321
All Renegade Verona models will tow 20k without a...

All Renegade Verona models will tow 20k without a tag axle and they also come standard with a 20k hitch (3"). Other models as well.

Renegade quality equals or exceeds the quality of any other...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-11-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,261
Posted By Ziggy8321
Second the vote for Amazon but also PPL

Second the vote for Amazon but also PPL
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-10-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,973
Posted By Ziggy8321
Did you ever consider lying to the RV park. Do...

Did you ever consider lying to the RV park. Do you really think they would know one model year from another?
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 03-05-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,857
Posted By Ziggy8321
I am sure this will create some comments, but in...

I am sure this will create some comments, but in 30 years and 6 motorhomes some new some used, I have never sanitized a water tank and never been sick.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-03-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,827
Posted By Ziggy8321
I have owned numerous class As, Class Cs and now...

I have owned numerous class As, Class Cs and now my Super C. My last class A was my 45' Blue Bird WB that is a true over the road coach comparable (but better) than a Prevost. I put 100k miles on her...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-11-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By Ziggy8321
Replaced my couch with theater seats with console...

Replaced my couch with theater seats with console from them almost a year ago. Great price, good quality. Would highly recommend.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-29-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,548
Posted By Ziggy8321
I have always preferred Blue Ox base plates due...

I have always preferred Blue Ox base plates due to their clean appearance when not towing. I also prefer Roadmaster tow bars, so I use both. For less than $100 you can buy adapters to make the...
Forum: Truck Conversions 12-11-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,140
Posted By Ziggy8321
Had mine uprated to 1150 ft lbs torque from 1050...

Had mine uprated to 1150 ft lbs torque from 1050 stock on models through 18. The 19s are already at 1150. The horsepower stay the same.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-28-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By Ziggy8321
It isn't the number of bays but the total square...

It isn't the number of bays but the total square footage. I think you will find the Renegade comparable or exceeds other Super Cs storage square footage.
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 11-14-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,689
Posted By Ziggy8321
There is no official owners group, but many of us...

There is no official owners group, but many of us hang out here:

Truck Conversions - iRV2 Forums (https://www.irv2.com/forums/f18/)
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 11-14-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,689
Posted By Ziggy8321
I don't know if the Veracruz is like most of...

I don't know if the Veracruz is like most of ours, but the valve is a "T" handled (white usually) valve. Similar to holding tank valves. You don't turn it, you pull it. It is located under the bed...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 11-06-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,893
Posted By Ziggy8321
I have been lieing to campgrounds for years. If...

I have been lieing to campgrounds for years. If the cutoff is 35' and you are 38 or more, just tell them your are 35'. Anyone ever measure your coach at check-in :)

My 45' went into many 40' max...
Forum: Truck Conversions 11-05-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,313
Posted By Ziggy8321
I have no answer as to why you are having that...

I have no answer as to why you are having that difficulty as I can see mine fine without having to turn it up bright. I do drive with polarized eye glasses but don't find they make a difference on...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 10-31-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,139
Posted By Ziggy8321
Do a search on See Level tank gauge and sensors....

Do a search on See Level tank gauge and sensors. Many of us have replaced ours with this unit. Easy to do and it works.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-23-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,273
Posted By Ziggy8321
Just pull the handle and it will drain. There is...

Just pull the handle and it will drain. There is no cap or anything else to remove or do.

BTW, Renegade has a very active forum here at this url: Truck Conversions - iRV2 Forums...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-22-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,273
Posted By Ziggy8321
Lift the bed and in front of the tanks (at foot...

Lift the bed and in front of the tanks (at foot of bed) you will see a white "T" handle. That is your water tank drain valve.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 09-06-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,133
Posted By Ziggy8321
DISH

DISH
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 09-05-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,133
Posted By Ziggy8321
I was mistaken. It was the GPS that went bad but...

I was mistaken. It was the GPS that went bad but the skew motor tripped a code and they sent both just in case. Only the GPS was bad. Still was a 5 min. repair once on the roof.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 09-05-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,133
Posted By Ziggy8321
The installer drilled another hole above the...

The installer drilled another hole above the equipment cabinet and we fished the wire from there. If you know what you are doing it's an easy job. I would say he spent less than an hour removing and...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 09-05-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,133
Posted By Ziggy8321
I replaced my in-motion with the RF Mogul and...

I replaced my in-motion with the RF Mogul and enjoyed fantastic reception from FL to Alaska and throughout the west.

Plus their customer service is great. I had an early motor failure and they...
Forum: Truck Conversions 08-31-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Ziggy8321
That's exactly what mine is doing as well and...

That's exactly what mine is doing as well and also only the rear. Was planning on taking somewhere to get fixed in the next couple of weeks but very curious as to what you find is causing the problem.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-22-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,379
Posted By Ziggy8321
I returned from a 12,000 mile trip to Alaska and...

I returned from a 12,000 mile trip to Alaska and the primary reason I upgraded from a dome to the RFM was to receive in Alaska.

We had HD TV for the entire trip going as far north as Fairbanks....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-09-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,914
Posted By Ziggy8321
Although I haven't even taken the RV for...

Although I haven't even taken the RV for estimates, it is going to be 2 collision claims.

As a number of experienced insurance folks here have said, you can't be liable to yourself.

Although I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-01-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,914
Posted By Ziggy8321
The tow bar was a Roadmaster Sterling that was...

The tow bar was a Roadmaster Sterling that was wayyyyy out of warranted.

The only good thing so far has been Roadmaster. Although out of warranty, when I sent them the pix, they are sending me a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-30-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,914
Posted By Ziggy8321
Don't trust your RV insurance

We recently returned from an extended trip and 600 miles from home our tow bar broke and the car then hit the motorhome. Fortunately no serious damage and no one hurt as it broke in rural...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-22-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By Ziggy8321
Alaska 2019 Report

We returned from our Alaska trip last week, I will include the routes on google maps at the end of this report. No we did not caravan with commercial operators or others. Just our coach, wife and...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 06-05-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,072
Posted By Ziggy8321
You are correct that tje lower few inches do not...

You are correct that tje lower few inches do not get measured. I was and am concerned that the full reading be correct. You can use two shorter strips on each tank if empty is imporyant to you.

As...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-20-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By Ziggy8321
Tim, Dish WILL work as far north as Dawson...

Tim,

Dish WILL work as far north as Dawson Creek/Tok area if you have the RIGHT antenna. That is why I started this and other threads.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-20-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By Ziggy8321
We are leaving tomorrow and expect to return home...

We are leaving tomorrow and expect to return home sometime in Sept.

I won't be on the forum much while away, so I hope everyone has a great and safe summer.

See you in the fall.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-20-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By Ziggy8321
I am using Dish because I have been using Dish...

I am using Dish because I have been using Dish for about 20-25 years at my houses and RVs and for me it works better than Direct.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-20-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By Ziggy8321
Yes, the RFM is an oversize dish.

Yes, the RFM is an oversize dish.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-20-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By Ziggy8321
Satellite may be going the way of the Dinosaur,...

Satellite may be going the way of the Dinosaur, but I too am a dinosaur :)

Seriously, streaming is a long way away from being easy or universal but the biggest problem is streaming requires an...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-18-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By Ziggy8321
Although I have a Renegade check my signature), I...

Although I have a Renegade check my signature), I came very close to buying a DX3 Dyanamax Primarily because the GM of Dynamax is an ACTIVE participant on the Forest River Dynamax website (Dynamax -...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-18-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By Ziggy8321
I live here and always take the east side.

I live here and always take the east side.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-16-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By Ziggy8321
Sometimes you actually win

I won't compare myself to Diogenes in search of an honest man, but I feel I must share a GREAT experience with a manufacturer.

In preparation for our Alaska trip (leaving next week) one of the...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-09-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,574
Posted By Ziggy8321
If you check Truck Conversions - iRV2 Forums...

If you check Truck Conversions - iRV2 Forums (https://www.irv2.com/forums/f18/) You'll find many happy Verona owners there plus quite a bit more.
Forum: Truck Conversions 05-02-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By Ziggy8321
2018 was 1000 ft lbs but mine will soon be 1150....

2018 was 1000 ft lbs but mine will soon be 1150. Plan on having it done in a week or so.
Forum: Truck Conversions 05-02-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,887
Posted By Ziggy8321
When done properly, only the air bags...

When done properly, only the air bags (suspension) are dumped.
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