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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-18-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,103
Posted By brialin
We have two towing companies locally that used to...

We have two towing companies locally that used to be with AAA. They stopped doing business with them because they would not pay the going rates. Wanted them to work for low dollars.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-30-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By brialin
I haul gas and it is not possible to get a bunch...

I haul gas and it is not possible to get a bunch of water from filling up at certain stations. Any gasoline with ethanol will mix with any water in the tank and never will separate. If we see any...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-28-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 22,250
Posted By brialin
I get 14 to 15 mpg around town. Pulling my 35'...

I get 14 to 15 mpg around town. Pulling my 35' fifth wheel I get between 7 to 8 mpg. The 6.7 diesel only got 10 mpg towing. Power is fine just a little noisier than the diesel because the rpms are...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-24-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By brialin
Looks like I will try the wire and find out if it...

Looks like I will try the wire and find out if it is ok. This makes me think about the fact that we catch about 3 mice a week in traps. I bet they got into the attic and did some damage. Other...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-23-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By brialin
Cleaned the connections which looked good....

Cleaned the connections which looked good. Nothing has changed. still no zone 2. Dometic says it could be a bad wire or the circuit board is bad. They said the two a/c s are tied together. Should...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-21-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By brialin
Will definitely give it a try. Have to wait for...

Will definitely give it a try. Have to wait for a sunny day.
Thanks
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-18-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By brialin
Dometic A/C not showing on thermostat

I have a 13,500 btu dometic air conditioner that is not showing up on the thermostat as zone 2. Zone 1 is the heater and a/c. Zone 2 is the bedroom a/c. Turned the thermostat on and there was an...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-10-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,865
Posted By brialin
It looks like BIGD9 definately has his [Mod Edit]...

It looks like BIGD9 definately has his [Mod Edit] together.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-29-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,200
Posted By brialin
I had the same trouble with my 35' montana with...

I had the same trouble with my 35' montana with the morryde. The trip home from the dealer was terrible. I replaced it with the trailair pin box and have had no trouble since. I had a trailair on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-24-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By brialin
Retired at 62, now 66 and kept my cdl. Gvw of...

Retired at 62, now 66 and kept my cdl. Gvw of fifth wheel and truck is over 26,000 lbs. I know that Massachusetts does no require a cdl yet for campers but hate to have to go through testing again...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-28-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,777
Posted By brialin
I miss the technical articles. I can get a...

I miss the technical articles. I can get a cookbook at the library for free. I will have to see when my subscription expires. If it expires this year I will keep throwing it in the recycle bin. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-12-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,332
Posted By brialin
I had thought about using one room as an office...

I had thought about using one room as an office years ago when I had my business. CPA said not to do it. That room that you deducted now is taxed differently than the rest of the house when you...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-03-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,505
Posted By brialin
I have a 2020 f350 with the 7.3 gas and 430...

I have a 2020 f350 with the 7.3 gas and 430 gears. I pull a 35' montana 5th wheel gvw 15000 lbs. Camper loaded weighs 135000. The truck has a 4229 lbs carrying capacity. I gross out at 21000 lbs. ...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-21-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By brialin
I don't run my furnace while traveling because 2...

I don't run my furnace while traveling because 2 heating grates are covered by the slide outs. The third one is partially covered. I figured there is too much restriction which may cause the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-22-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By brialin
I had a 2011 f350 diesel that also had a rough...

I had a 2011 f350 diesel that also had a rough ride hauling a 35' fifth wheel. Air bags on the truck did not help. They only helped to level out the truck. I bought a Trail Air pin box with an...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-29-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,147
Posted By brialin
I had the same problem with my bathroom vanity. ...

I had the same problem with my bathroom vanity. There are two t's that connect under the vanity that run to a washer hookup. I do not have a washer and these lines are not used but do fill with...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-23-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,586
Posted By brialin
I always travel with a full tank of water, 60...

I always travel with a full tank of water, 60 gallons. I don't believe it makes any difference in fuel mileage. We have used it when there was a lot of iron in the campgrounds water. It is also...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-28-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By brialin
I would just drive it. Be sure to call your...

I would just drive it. Be sure to call your insurance company and get it insured first.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-28-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By brialin
I put used rubber roofing on the ground under my...

I put used rubber roofing on the ground under my 5th wheel. It helps considerably.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-09-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,222
Posted By brialin
I have a 2020 f350 with the 7.3 gas and 4.30...

I have a 2020 f350 with the 7.3 gas and 4.30 gears. Have only traveled about 1200 miles from MA to TN. Average is about 7.8 to 8 mpg. Maybe gas mileage will increase after I get some mileage on the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-09-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 43,088
Posted By brialin
I have a 2020 f350 with the 7.3 gas and 4.30...

I have a 2020 f350 with the 7.3 gas and 4.30 gears. Have only traveled about 1200 miles from MA to TN. Average is about 7.8 to 8 mpg. Maybe gas mileage will increase after I get some mileage on...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-22-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,591
Posted By brialin
I also have a trail air pin box. The truck rides...

I also have a trail air pin box. The truck rides much better and the contents of the fifth wheel stay put.
Forum: Just Conversation 01-20-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,223
Posted By brialin
I took my social security at 62 instead of 66 ...

I took my social security at 62 instead of 66 1/2. I did the math and if I waited until 66 1/2 it would take 11 years to break even. I would be 77 1/2. Would the extra money be nice? Sure but not...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-12-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By brialin
I don't believe in extended warranties. Put the...

I don't believe in extended warranties. Put the money aside in a separate account and use that for repairs. I had a friend that bought a warranty from an independent company and two years later...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-28-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,343
Posted By brialin
Picked up the truck friday. About 40 miles to...

Picked up the truck friday. About 40 miles to home. Some highway mostly back roads. 14.7 mpg. I am happy with that. 430 gears at 53mph 1500 rpm.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-22-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,343
Posted By brialin
Dealer called Friday am. Truck is in transit,...

Dealer called Friday am. Truck is in transit, should be there in 1 to 2 weeks. 15 minutes later called back and said truck just arrived. Will pick up Friday Dec. 27. Waiting to see what gas...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-19-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,136
Posted By brialin
I used to take any good tires off my class 8...

I used to take any good tires off my class 8 tractor and run remaining life on the trailer.If you cannot get 2 tires the same diameter the smaller one will wear out considerable sooner than the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-07-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,718
Posted By brialin
I can spend hours watching high quality...

I can spend hours watching high quality educational DVDs created by "The Great Courses" company. They have hundreds of various subjects with various prices which can be very reasonable. (they are...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-02-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By brialin
If you have a gooseneck trailer these fit into...

If you have a gooseneck trailer these fit into the factory hitch in the pickup bed and are used for the safety chains.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-17-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,689
Posted By brialin
Ours is hardwired but even if it wasn't I would...

Ours is hardwired but even if it wasn't I would still use it. We have had brown outs here and I would go and shut off the main breaker until the power company fixed things.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-12-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,748
Posted By brialin
My wife has been using canadapharmacy.com for...

My wife has been using canadapharmacy.com for years. They will price match. She checks other canadian pharmacies for cheaper pricing and then orders from
canadapharmacy because shipping is...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-11-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,552
Posted By brialin
It is 4x4. Front seat is 40/ 20/ 40 bench seat. ...

It is 4x4. Front seat is 40/ 20/ 40 bench seat. Do not know rpms at highway speeds. 9th and 10th gears are both overdrive. Hoping it would be around 2000rpms. My 2011 with the 6.7 with 3.31 gears...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-10-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,552
Posted By brialin
The truck is the Lariat with the value package....

The truck is the Lariat with the value package. with 4.30 locking rear and optional 7.3 gas engine. Also have factory installed fifth wheel/ gooseneck hitch package. Right now there are no...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-09-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,552
Posted By brialin
7.3 gas

Just ordered a new 2020 with the 7.3 gas engine. Price is $1700. Lot cheaper than diesel. I am happy to get rid of 2011 6.7 diesel. We have a local towing company that just got rid of their...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-14-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,794
Posted By brialin
I used to have a Peterbilt tractor with a cat...

I used to have a Peterbilt tractor with a cat engine. The oil plug was on the side of the oil pan. 8 gallons of hot oil coming horizontal could make quite a mess if it missed the bucket. I put on a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-14-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,150
Posted By brialin
I turn off the water whenever we leave for a few...

I turn off the water whenever we leave for a few days or longer. Also shut off the oil burner. The oil burner will run to maintain boiler temperature for my domestic hot water.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-14-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,196
Posted By brialin
I bought a pickup in Florida after mine died...

I bought a pickup in Florida after mine died while passing through. They gave me 30 day plates,which are not legal once in Massachusetts. I also had to pay Florida sales tax. Massachusetts and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-24-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By brialin
No weight distribution hitch

I just went to a Rv show in Worcester MA and talked to dealers how can they move so many rvs from one show to another so quickly. Both said they have a lot of trucks of their own and also hire...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-12-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,391
Posted By brialin
I use two honda 2000 generators paralleled...

I use two honda 2000 generators paralleled together. They run the ac just fine. The only problem is that I have a built in surge protector and if the generators are in eco mode the surge protector...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-02-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By brialin
What is the name of the product you find...

What is the name of the product you find effective?
Brian
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-01-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By brialin
Mouse Free

Has anyone used Mouse Free? It is a liquid that is sprayed under the rv which is slimy and has a mint smell. Mice are not supposed to like the smell or feel of the product. It is about $100 a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-28-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,892
Posted By brialin
I have a 35 gallon plastic drum which I lay on...

I have a 35 gallon plastic drum which I lay on its side in the back of the pickup. I have a regular sewer hose valve installed in one of the bungs. I fill it with a macerator pump in the top bung. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-01-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By brialin
Flame Genie Inferno SS

Has anyone used or seen in action the flame genie inferno in stainless steel? Is a pellet fire pit a good investment? It is getting expensive to buy firewood at campgrounds. Here in the northeast...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-09-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 29,030
Posted By brialin
I am taking my social security at age 62. Talked...

I am taking my social security at age 62. Talked with my financial guy and we did the math. If I wait till 66 it will take 11 years and 2 months to make up for not collecting at 62. By then I will...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-21-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,559
Posted By brialin
I have a 2011 6.7 ford and get about 11.5 mpg...

I have a 2011 6.7 ford and get about 11.5 mpg with a montana with a gvw of 1300 lbs. I have 3.31 gears. While heading to California 2 years ago we had 40 mph headwinds and the tuck said 4.5 mpg. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-02-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,686
Posted By brialin
I used to have my own excavating company and my...

I used to have my own excavating company and my wife could start and run every piece of equipment I owned. She may not have been a good operator but if something ever happened to me she could start...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-30-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,795
Posted By brialin
Thanks for the information. I have found a...

Thanks for the information. I have found a local store that sells the McGard. Think I will try them.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-29-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,795
Posted By brialin
Lug nuts

I have a keystone montana with rusty lug nuts. The dealer replaced them when I bought it because of rust. Within 1 year they started to rust and it is now 2 years and all of them are seriously...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-09-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By brialin
We also bought a new Montana last year and had...

We also bought a new Montana last year and had some windows leaking. They were great to deal with for the warranty work. When we bought the unit sales people were never pushy and listened to our...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-25-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,688
Posted By brialin
Petes rv

I just bought a new Montana from Petes and am very happy with the dealership. Our salesman was Chad. No pressure sales . We spent 6 hours looking at units and working with Chad. The dealership...
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