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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-09-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 37,015
Posted By SlowJoe
Good news. It sure would be interesting if the...

Good news. It sure would be interesting if the tech took a few minutes to pop the top off to see what failed inside to cause these super mysterious issues. I would love to hear what can cause it to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-08-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 37,015
Posted By SlowJoe
Here is some information I hope is helpful: ...

Here is some information I hope is helpful:



Would need to verify, but apparently these part numbers are direct replacements:


Cross References

3558186RX CUMMINS Direct Replacement
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-26-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 37,015
Posted By SlowJoe
I have a 1997 with Gillig chassis. My dump valve...

I have a 1997 with Gillig chassis. My dump valve is a NORGREN K41DA00K1LK1L


It is located inside the hinged panel mounted to the left side firewall. Your valve may be slightly different or in a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-10-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By SlowJoe
Update on the situation: I spoke...

Update on the situation:




I spoke with a service representative at the factory in Indiana. He explained what they would do if they were going to do the repair, and his thorough description...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-08-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,090
Posted By SlowJoe
It wouldn't be too much of a load. You could run...

It wouldn't be too much of a load. You could run quite a few additional appliances. Do you not have a propane furnace? That would be a lot more efficient.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-16-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 14,606
Posted By SlowJoe
There is a lot of discussion about abilities of...

There is a lot of discussion about abilities of electric versus the gasoline counterpart in this thread. There are pros and cons for each. The point is that there is not necessarily a correct answer...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-11-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 14,606
Posted By SlowJoe
This is an absurd statement!!! I have a...

This is an absurd statement!!!


I have a heavily wooded lot with lots of leaves in the fall. I bought the largest echo back-pack style blower the place had. It is an industrial version and maybe...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-02-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By SlowJoe
Thanks for the response. This is helpful. I...

Thanks for the response. This is helpful. I really like it and would like to keep it. It's really reliable and does everything I need it to! I have read about other models having chronic windshield...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-01-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,949
Posted By SlowJoe
They have engineered the reliability out of...

They have engineered the reliability out of diesels.... It's a shame they put all of this non-essential mess on them now.
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-30-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By SlowJoe
Good luck. Please take pictures and share your...

Good luck. Please take pictures and share your findings. Maybe it will help me one day!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-29-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By SlowJoe
Thanks for the response. Hoping to get more!

Thanks for the response. Hoping to get more!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By SlowJoe
Everyone has their own opinions on this and I am...

Everyone has their own opinions on this and I am sure you will get many. The real answer is there is no "correct" answer for everyone. You can camp in anything from a hammock to the top of the line...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By SlowJoe
AM Eagle Windshield repair recommendations

I am looking for recommendations for someone who can "fix it once, and fix it right"


The background:


I have a 1997 American Eagle which I purchased from the original owner. The right upper...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-05-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By SlowJoe
Are you sure the disconnect switches next to the...

Are you sure the disconnect switches next to the passenger seat are turned on? Mine has 2 disconnect switches there.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,431
Posted By SlowJoe
I carry an unmounted tire and the tools necessary...

I carry an unmounted tire and the tools necessary to change it out. It is not hard to do if you have the proper tools and know how to do it.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-14-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By SlowJoe
Sounds like you would have been better off towing...

Sounds like you would have been better off towing it there yourself!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-07-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,326
Posted By SlowJoe
I have sold lots of motorcycles. I give them 2...

I have sold lots of motorcycles. I give them 2 options for test rides:


Option 1. They can ride with me and we will go through the gears and let them feel that it runs, stops and does everything...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-23-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,718
Posted By SlowJoe
The thread is about the Tesla Class 8 truck, but...

The thread is about the Tesla Class 8 truck, but nobody is talking about it. Talking about the capabilities/ pros/ cons of the Tesla car has nothing to do with the truck. Neither does the majority of...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-20-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,718
Posted By SlowJoe
I agree. Currently, a driver can operate for 10...

I agree. Currently, a driver can operate for 10 hours. This 10 hour shift will require at least 1 refuel/ rest stop for the driver. These guys are getting paid by the mile and to refuel and visit the...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-20-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,718
Posted By SlowJoe
I think current standards allows a driver to...

I think current standards allows a driver to operate for 10 hours per day. A team can obviously run longer. What are the charge times involved? What are the operating times on a fully charged truck?...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-15-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,718
Posted By SlowJoe
Lots of info being posted here and I don't know...

Lots of info being posted here and I don't know about the accuracy. What I do know is that a Class 8 truck experiences some of the harshest working conditions of any machinery out there. Extreme...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 06-15-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By SlowJoe
I know 2 people who had the illness and also got...

I know 2 people who had the illness and also got the shot. Both had bad reactions. Felt terrible for a day, both 102 fever, etc...




If a person believes immunity can be had for this sickness,...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-02-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,455
Posted By SlowJoe
We have a 2000 Cherokee. They are great vehicles...

We have a 2000 Cherokee. They are great vehicles and are built to last. I still have not set up mine to tow yet, but it's on my list of things to do!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-31-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,452
Posted By SlowJoe
Not sure what tools you have. Can you use...

Not sure what tools you have.


Can you use a pry bar/ screwdriver/ big wrench, etc to try to bend it back open?



Can you use a big hammer ( or something as a hammer) to beat it back open?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-26-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,065
Posted By SlowJoe
Its all great while it works and then its a...

Its all great while it works and then its a nightmare when it fails. I just dont need that stuff, and I dont want to fix it or pay to have it fixed when I am unable to.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-25-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,065
Posted By SlowJoe
My budget would never allow for a new motorhome....

My budget would never allow for a new motorhome. But, I certainly could have purchased one a lot newer than the one I have (1997). I spent a long time looking for one which was old enough to have a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-17-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 30,156
Posted By SlowJoe
Looks nice. Hopefully you can find parts at...

Looks nice. Hopefully you can find parts at Colaw's or someone similar. Good luck!
Forum: Just Conversation 05-14-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By SlowJoe
Dooooooooooo!!!!!!! :nonono::nonono:

Dooooooooooo!!!!!!! :nonono::nonono:
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 05-14-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 17,904
Posted By SlowJoe
My wife was pushed to receive the shot due to her...

My wife was pushed to receive the shot due to her work at a hospital. She had the shot and I have not.



She was with a patient yesterday and let him know that he could feel free to remove his...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 05-14-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,557
Posted By SlowJoe
Do you do not believe the shot offers you...

Do you do not believe the shot offers you protection? You received it, so I would assume you believe it works? I do not understand the rationale to continue the precautions if you are protected?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-14-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,441
Posted By SlowJoe
This pipeline was running for a long time before...

This pipeline was running for a long time before internet was even thought of. How is it possible that nobody was creative enough to figure a work around solution out? It flowed oil for 30 years with...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-11-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,441
Posted By SlowJoe
We are in Raleigh and there are long lines and...

We are in Raleigh and there are long lines and stations are closing because they are out.
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-10-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,552
Posted By SlowJoe
Yes. If you maintain the system, there is no...

Yes. If you maintain the system, there is no reason not to. It may even be cleaner than what you buy!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-26-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By SlowJoe
As has been mentioned, I also winterize by...

As has been mentioned, I also winterize by blowing the lines and then use antifreze. I made an adapter to connect the airline to the garden hose supply connection. I then open all faucets/valves one...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-25-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By SlowJoe
I am running Toyo M177's on mine. I purchased...

I am running Toyo M177's on mine. I purchased them from tires direct and I am happy with them. I called to ask/verify datecodes before completing the purchase. So long as the tires you are getting...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-01-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,498
Posted By SlowJoe
Towing performance depends much more on weight...

Towing performance depends much more on weight location than on overall weight. My 2001 Suburban is rated to tow 12K and I pulled a double axle deck-over trailer loaded with steel beams once that...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-01-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,741
Posted By SlowJoe
Inspect them and repack them if they show no...

Inspect them and repack them if they show no signs of pitting or damage. No need to replace if they show no signs of damage.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-01-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
American Coach: 1998 American Dream roof
Views: 840
Posted By SlowJoe
My 97 Eagle is fiberglass also. I thought the...

My 97 Eagle is fiberglass also. I thought the dream's were as well.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-21-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,088
Posted By SlowJoe
Maybe you need to think about a foot dipping...

Maybe you need to think about a foot dipping bucket outside...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-17-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,558
Posted By SlowJoe
Why not dewinterize before departure? It seems...

Why not dewinterize before departure? It seems like you will have the heat on and it should not be an issue? It may be a different story in extreme conditions, but in Maryland I don't think anything...
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-02-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By SlowJoe
A 34' motorhome with an 8.3 will haul a jeep...

A 34' motorhome with an 8.3 will haul a jeep without breaking a sweat.


If you adjust the pump for power, you will want to make sure you install a pyrometer first.

It most likely has the 12...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-18-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,070
Posted By SlowJoe
What is safe in a crash? It all depends on what...

What is safe in a crash? It all depends on what the circumstances are. Is there a serious difference in crashing in a motorhome at 65 over 80? Maybe... Maybe not... Again it depends on the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-18-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,070
Posted By SlowJoe
In about 25% of the country it is legal to go...

In about 25% of the country it is legal to go 80mph. In over half it is legal to go 75.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_limits_in_the_United_States#/media/File:US_Speed_Limits.svg
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-18-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,070
Posted By SlowJoe
The OP asked about speed's affect on mileage and...

The OP asked about speed's affect on mileage and economy. I do not understand why every thread that discusses highway speed somehow devolves into a discussion with a bunch of advocates debating what...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-16-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,070
Posted By SlowJoe
Here are some quick numbers to consider: ...

Here are some quick numbers to consider:


The mileage from Harrisburg PA to Key West FL is roughly 1300 miles.



If you were able to milk it with a tail wind and get 9 mpg you would burn...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-14-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By SlowJoe
I am in Raleigh, but I ordered mine from...

I am in Raleigh, but I ordered mine from TiresDirect.net. I had them shipped to my house since I was doing the installation myself, but they will ship them to any shop you choose.



The Truck...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-07-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By SlowJoe
It's actually a pretty common setup with the...

It's actually a pretty common setup with the offroading crowd. Some folks leave the camper on there full time and I have seen some set up to be loaded with a forklift.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-05-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,373
Posted By SlowJoe
Could you share a link or any information about...

Could you share a link or any information about the kit you installed?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-30-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By SlowJoe
What is the reason for considering the swap? Do...

What is the reason for considering the swap? Do you have a damaged wheel? Desired change in looks?



You could certainly find a replacement in a salvage yard. Stating your goals may help get...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-29-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By SlowJoe
It makes a difference for looks and a small...

It makes a difference for looks and a small difference for weight. Alcoa is the most common brand. You will need longer studs if you are planning to swap from steel rims.
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