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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-17-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,175
Posted By bluegrassrv
When I bought my first travel trailer in 2009 I...

When I bought my first travel trailer in 2009 I pulled it with a Chevy Suburban. My loaded tt was right at 6500. It was a nightmare to drive at highway speeds. A friend of mine loaned me his...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-04-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 35,577
Posted By bluegrassrv
Speed & mpg

When I had my 2006 Chevy Duramax dually pulling a 30’ tt I set the cruise on 74 and got around 8 mpg. My 2004 Country Coach Intrigue, C13 525HP, towing a 2007 Chevy 1500 4X4, I tried to set the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-24-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 34,428
Posted By bluegrassrv
MPG

My 2004 Country Coach Intrigue, 42 ft. with tag axle, weighing in at 43,000 lbs including the toad, got 5 mpg. Cruise set at 75 mph on open interstate, unless in the hills. Most other roads were...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-20-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By bluegrassrv
I towed an 8,500lb 29’ tt for five years with a...

I towed an 8,500lb 29’ tt for five years with a 2006 Silverado 3500 dually. Never needed the WDH or sway control. Even when I had to make a hard swerve to avoid an idiot that tried to merge into my...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-20-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,797
Posted By bluegrassrv
When I had my travel trailer I started with a 1/2...

When I had my travel trailer I started with a 1/2 ton Suburban, 5.7 liter. It was very underpowered. I later went to a 2006 Silverado 3500 dually with the Duramax diesel. That was a dream to drive...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 06-02-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,839
Posted By bluegrassrv
I run a small Bluegrass festival in Salemburg,...

I run a small Bluegrass festival in Salemburg, NC. Camp Out Jam Out, (COJO). It's geared specifically toward folks that like to jam. I play bass, guitar, and mandolin.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-15-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,685
Posted By bluegrassrv
Yes you are correct. I had to go back and look...

Yes you are correct. I had to go back and look at the pic I quoted. I was looking at the conventional front end and not the hitch set up. Toterhome, tractor, fith wheel.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-15-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,685
Posted By bluegrassrv
Here is your answer if you want to go long. ...

Here is your answer if you want to go long. Toterhomes are under different rules. At last here in NC. UP TO 80'.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-14-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,684
Posted By bluegrassrv
No complaints

I've got around 5,000 miles on mine now with no problems. They ride good to me. I run 110# of air in all eight. Initially the coach wondered a bit but I found that was an alignment issue. Got...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-02-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,544
Posted By bluegrassrv
When I had my dually I was towing a 30' travel...

When I had my dually I was towing a 30' travel trailer that weighed about 9000lbs. I towed it with a SRW before buying the DRW. The dually was night and day difference. I set the cruise on 75 then...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-25-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 227,277
Posted By bluegrassrv
Things have changed since I last posted here. ...

Things have changed since I last posted here. Now 43 and I tow a 2007 Silverado 4x4 behind my 42' Country Coach.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-24-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,544
Posted By bluegrassrv
Get the dually, the handling will be much better.

Get the dually, the handling will be much better.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-24-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By bluegrassrv
A small piece of tape over the holes makes a...

A small piece of tape over the holes makes a difference.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-24-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 26,135
Posted By bluegrassrv
I let mine run if I'm only getting fuel. Call me...

I let mine run if I'm only getting fuel. Call me crazy but I'm a diesel nut and usually walk to the back of the rig just to hear that big cat purr.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-27-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By bluegrassrv
Yes, it is suppose to.

Yes, it is suppose to.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-28-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,013
Posted By bluegrassrv
I use a 50a to 30a pigtail and plug in to a 30a...

I use a 50a to 30a pigtail and plug in to a 30a outlet at home. I keep the rear a/c set on 87 and keep the fridge on. I see about a $30 or so increase in my bill.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-27-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By bluegrassrv
Congrats gmadams! I'm curious to know more...

Congrats gmadams! I'm curious to know more about the pre-trip checklist. I took the written parts a couple of weeks ago and need to go take the driving portion.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-27-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By bluegrassrv
Insurance job went way wrong.

If they sucked any harder they would be competition for the Dyson vacuum. This is first hand experience with the TT I used to own. The work was very shoddy and when I pointed out mistakes they...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-27-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
Posted By bluegrassrv
I'd like more info too. I tow a 2012 Fusion and...

I'd like more info too. I tow a 2012 Fusion and the same lights stay on and kill my battery. The last time I towed it I disconnected the battery.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-21-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,364
Posted By bluegrassrv
I just had this same problem on my Norcold. The...

I just had this same problem on my Norcold. The cooling unit had a blockage and had been poorly installed.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-21-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By bluegrassrv
Make sure the valve lash maintenance has been...

Make sure the valve lash maintenance has been done. If it has never been checked the engine may be lacking power. Most likely, if it hasn't been done, there are not enough miles on it to worry...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-18-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By bluegrassrv
IBMA stands for International Bluegrass Music...

IBMA stands for International Bluegrass Music Awards. If I remember correctly it will be held the first week and weekend of October.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-16-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By bluegrassrv
Can't say as I've heard of those folks. I'll...

Can't say as I've heard of those folks. I'll have to look them up. Speaking of the hall of fame, the IBMA is being held in a Raleigh, NC again this year. It was a great time last year with around...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-16-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By bluegrassrv
Saturdays lineup consist of Cody Shuler & Pine...

Saturdays lineup consist of Cody Shuler & Pine Mountian Railroad, Tony Holt & The Wildwood Velley Boys, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, The Moron Brothers, Jimmy Fortune, Dailey & Vincent.

It's been...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 08-15-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,157
Posted By bluegrassrv
Nice looking coach. I clicked the pic and it...

Nice looking coach. I clicked the pic and it opened right side up.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-15-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By bluegrassrv
NC State Bluegrass festival in Marion

Any members camping at Tom Johnson Campground for the Bluegrass festival?
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-14-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,925
Posted By bluegrassrv
I think the problem is solved. It seems there...

I think the problem is solved. It seems there was an issue with the E-stop button in the engine compartment. It was stickining and not all the way released. I guess starting with the fuse removed...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-12-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,925
Posted By bluegrassrv
Well, it started this morning. I began to level...

Well, it started this morning. I began to level the coach and it shut off during the process. I went and checked the LED in the HWH fuse /breaker box in the red LED next to fuse F9 was lit again. ...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-12-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,925
Posted By bluegrassrv
Cat C13, the book says C12 but the Cat folks tell...

Cat C13, the book says C12 but the Cat folks tell me according to the numbers its a C13 525hp. I do have both a test light and a multi meter and know how to use them. All the dash lights work as...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-11-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,925
Posted By bluegrassrv
Engine cranks but won't start

After removing the chassis battery cables to clean the posts and reinstalling the cables, the engine will not start. It cranks fine and everything else seems fine. I did not short either cable...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-28-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 904
Posted By bluegrassrv
Drawer closer/glide not tight enough when closed

I'm not sure what the proper term is for these drawer slides, glides, tracks, or whatever they are called, but I have a problem with one of the drawers in my vanity. There are no latches to hold the...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-26-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By bluegrassrv
Congrats on the coach, I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Congrats on the coach, I'm sure you will enjoy it.
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 07-21-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By bluegrassrv
Correction:facepalm:, the spittoon belonged to my...

Correction:facepalm:, the spittoon belonged to my aunt's father, not father-in-law.




Camp Out Jam Out (COJO) is a free Bluegrass festival that a friend and myself have been putting on for the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-21-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,420
Posted By bluegrassrv
I talked to the Ford dealer where we bought it...

I talked to the Ford dealer where we bought it and they said go ahead and tow it according to the manual, it's under warranty. I'll probably install a charge wire from the coach to the Fusion...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 07-19-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By bluegrassrv
The spittoon is just for conversation. It use to...

The spittoon is just for conversation. It use to belong to my aunt's father-in-law. I remember him sitting on his porch and he could hit that thing every time. He passed a number of years ago and...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 07-19-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By bluegrassrv
Pic 4

Pic 4
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 07-19-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By bluegrassrv
Pic 3

Pic 3
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 07-19-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By bluegrassrv
Interior

For some reason I can't upload but one image at a time.
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 07-19-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,139
Posted By bluegrassrv
New to us 2004 Country Coach Intrigue

Finally got things organized and took some pictures.68453
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-17-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,420
Posted By bluegrassrv
My Fusion is not a hybrid. According to the...

My Fusion is not a hybrid. According to the owners manual the 3.0 V6 fwd can be towed, the 3.5 V6 and/or awd can not be towed. I haven't spoken to Ford yet, but I plan to.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-16-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,420
Posted By bluegrassrv
I bought the base plate from Tom Johnson's...

I bought the base plate from Tom Johnson's Camping Center. We went by the owners manual.

I'll call Ford and see what they say.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-16-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,420
Posted By bluegrassrv
Flat towing a 2012 Ford Fusion fwd 3.0 V6

We purchased our MH last Saturday and had the Blue Ox and a brake system installed on the Fusion. We followed the instructions according to the owners manual for towing. We got home from our 3.5...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-15-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By bluegrassrv
Inverters and Samsung 197

Is it necessary to replace the inverter and upgrade the house battery bank when installing a Samsung 197? I currently have a Xantrex inverter, two 8D batteries and a remote start 10kw genny.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-15-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By bluegrassrv
Sunbrella canvas

Does anyone know if the canvas is still available for the slide toppers? It's the Carefree system that is a topper and window awning.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-14-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By bluegrassrv
I personally looked at one of those a couple of...

I personally looked at one of those a couple of weeks ago at Tom Johnson's in Concord, NC. It was very nice and needed nothing but a driver but it was little more than I wanted to spend. We ended...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-12-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,717
Posted By bluegrassrv
Thanks Don, it's really clean and both me and the...

Thanks Don, it's really clean and both me and the wife love the colors. And it's official, I did change my signature line today.:D:dance:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-12-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,717
Posted By bluegrassrv
Well, we are set up in the campground between...

Well, we are set up in the campground between TJ's and ZMax speedway. I had no idea there was so much stuff in the travel trailer. We've got most of it moved but had to stop and take a break and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-12-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,717
Posted By bluegrassrv
Well, we've signed the papers and handed over the...

Well, we've signed the papers and handed over the check. There is a short we (TJ) owe list that the dealer has promised to fulfill. I'm good with that. I've been happy with the dealer thus far. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-12-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,717
Posted By bluegrassrv
2004 Country Coach Intrigue Ovation 505. But is...

2004 Country Coach Intrigue Ovation 505. But is really a 525 C13 according to the numbers.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-12-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,717
Posted By bluegrassrv
Today might be the day to change my signature line

We are off to Tom Johnson Camping Center in Concord for PDI. Please pray we make the right decision.:)
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