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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,319
Posted By minibike
One of the best decisions I made was to protect...

One of the best decisions I made was to protect our RV with a 36'x24'12' steel carport/building. Boxed eaves and roof panels that run top to bottom rather than side to side keep it self cleaning. ...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-05-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By minibike
Another convert to two 6v house batteries. We...

Another convert to two 6v house batteries. We picked up a pair of Duracells from BatteriesPlus for a very reasonable price. Very satisfied.
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-23-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By minibike
This is a legitimate concern! When we bought...

This is a legitimate concern!

When we bought our current RV, the dealer installed 6 new metric tires. Within 2 years, we'd had two rear blowouts. Then I started hearing about the flex problem. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-09-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 21,426
Posted By minibike
I was already reaching for my credit card. Then...

I was already reaching for my credit card. Then I saw they were only for ducted systems. :-(

I replaced the front A/C a couple of years back with a 15K Coleman and it's so noisy we rarely even...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-05-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By minibike
Also check the ground connection on your water...

Also check the ground connection on your water pump. That was the problem with mine - just a loose connection.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-27-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,332
Posted By minibike
Camper Awnings | Camper Parts World...

Camper Awnings | Camper Parts World (https://www.camperpartsworld.com/CamperAwnings)

Camping World did ours a few years ago. Catch them when they're doing one of their free installation specials.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-27-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,511
Posted By minibike
In our '94 Brave, I trimmed the shelf back a few...

In our '94 Brave, I trimmed the shelf back a few inches, but left it so it would hold the 12v flat screen. I never removed it, but used a Skil saw and some trim moulding. IIRC, there were screws on...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-21-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By minibike
Well, what's done is done. I do have some regret...

Well, what's done is done. I do have some regret about replacing a "once again" functioning A/C unit, but we live in Florida and A/C is not optional. The rear unit cooled the RV effectively, but...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-21-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By minibike
Just one of the reasons I don't do phone calls. ...

Just one of the reasons I don't do phone calls. I show up in person.

I hope your repairs are done in time.
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-16-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3,569
Views: 1,863,246
Posted By minibike
Not a 'Bird owner, but I've always been a...

Not a 'Bird owner, but I've always been a Bluebird admirer. I still do a head swivel whenever I see one of the older ones. Very nice!
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-16-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,181
Posted By minibike
[QUOTE=glennj3cub;3207113]As much as I don't want...

[QUOTE=glennj3cub;3207113]As much as I don't want to, I will start looking for tires to replace all and use one for my next spare.
I don't even know if the tires on it are the ones prescribed?
I...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-16-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By minibike
Thanks for the insight - I will file it away. ...

Thanks for the insight - I will file it away. Since I'd already ordered a new A/C, I followed through and replaced it. However, since it kept me cool all the way to the repair shop, I had them...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-16-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6,727
Views: 1,076,683
Posted By minibike
Last week, I had a new front A/C installed...

Last week, I had a new front A/C installed (Coleman 15K), so we spent a week at the local CG to try it out.:cool: While I was at the dealer, I had picked up another one of the pull straps that you...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-06-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,876
Posted By minibike
IrishRifles, You mentioned hauling a couple of...

IrishRifles, You mentioned hauling a couple of scooters. Not on the hitch I hope? Most aren't rated for more than a few hundred pounds and with the force multiplier of road travel, I'd be hesitant...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-06-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,352
Posted By minibike
Another vote for the Weber Q. I gave away our...

Another vote for the Weber Q. I gave away our big home grill and use the Q for both. A 20# tank at home and portables for the road. About $3 each at WalMart.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-06-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By minibike
This week, Camping World quoted me a sale price...

This week, Camping World quoted me a sale price of $1100 and some change for a 15K Coleman. Installed, new face plate, w/ heat strip. The new faceplate and heat strip were optional and added about...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-06-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By minibike
You may be right Mr D. I tried the A/C again...

You may be right Mr D. I tried the A/C again today and all is well. We keep this RV on shore power and I run the A/Cs on a frequent basis, but maybe bumping along the highway did shake something...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-05-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By minibike
Roof A/C dilemma

Last night, I was cruising this site looking for advice whether to repair or replacing a non-functioning A/C. Unfortunately, it'd been so long since I'd posted, I forgot my password and was unable...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-15-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By minibike
We do that quite a bit. Our MH stays under a...

We do that quite a bit. Our MH stays under a steel carport, so when the rains come, we camp in the back yard with the windows open.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-15-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,314
Posted By minibike
Other RVs will get a raised index finger if we...

Other RVs will get a raised index finger if we meet on a 2 lane road. Once parked and in my lounge chair, I'll lift my entire hand as they drive or walk by.


If I pass a nicely maintained...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-15-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,862
Posted By minibike
Just to be on the safe side, my dad stopped at 90.

Just to be on the safe side, my dad stopped at 90.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-06-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,338
Posted By minibike
Our power converter caught fire a while back. We...

Our power converter caught fire a while back. We keep ours hooked up to shore power 24/7. Fortunately, I was standing inside when I smelled wires getting hot and went on alert. Moments later,...
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-06-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 24,816
Posted By minibike
Well, let's see; My house is 72 years old. ...

Well, let's see;

My house is 72 years old. My bicycle is 36 years old, my marriage is 29 years old, my daily driver (Isuzu Trooper) is 26 years old (w/325,000+ miles), my wife's Camry is 15 years...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-06-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 45,010
Posted By minibike
24 x 40 RV Carport - $7K 4" Gravel Base - $400 ...

24 x 40 RV Carport - $7K
4" Gravel Base - $400
Dedicated 30A service to carport - $300
Grey Water Discharge - $30 (30' of perforated pipe and the hedge gets watered).
Black Water Discharge -...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 05-04-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By minibike
^^^ This ^^^ Should be a quick and simple fix...

^^^ This ^^^ Should be a quick and simple fix and you'll be on your way.

Check out RV Service Reviews (https://www.rvservicereviews.com/)
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-03-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,937
Posted By minibike
At 21 years ours has probably already hit bottom...

At 21 years ours has probably already hit bottom for resale. But, it has the floorplan we like and even with 80K miles, it's still pristine in and out. As long as it stays that way, we have no plan...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-03-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,282
Posted By minibike
#1. Can it wait until I get home? #2. Can I...

#1. Can it wait until I get home?
#2. Can I fix it?
#3. Do I even want to mess with it?
#4. Follow father's advice; Do what you do best and pay someone else to do what they do best.
...
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-02-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,406
Posted By minibike
Jaydar. I have only one question. Do you carry...

Jaydar. I have only one question. Do you carry a spare tire and rim?

If you do, then go ahead. Drive to your hearts content and hope that the inevitable blowout occurs on one of your duals and...
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-12-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,743
Posted By minibike
Oh how I wish I had seen that Pla Toi a couple of...

Oh how I wish I had seen that Pla Toi a couple of years ago. :smitten:

The Wanderlodge has always been my "Bentley". I want it - but just can't justify it.
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-12-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,743
Posted By minibike
Good luck with the house and better luck with...

Good luck with the house and better luck with your health! Cooking Meth has ruined a lot of homes (and new buyers never know). We had one in our town recently. Million dollar neighborhood and the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-12-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6,727
Views: 1,076,683
Posted By minibike
We hung a 36" lighted wreath on the spare tire. ...

We hung a 36" lighted wreath on the spare tire. Merry Christmas.
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-09-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,743
Posted By minibike
Here's the problem; You just started looking a...

Here's the problem; You just started looking a week ago!

Step back, breathe and take your time.

I cruised RV lots for about 3 years looking for the right one. One day, we lucked (and I really...
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-09-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,520
Posted By minibike
Just curious, but what is the upside to...

Just curious, but what is the upside to converting to the metric size when 8R19.5's are available?

I found myself in this dilemma last year - except the previous owner of my MH had already...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-18-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,394
Posted By minibike
Our regular campground spot is 8 miles away. We...

Our regular campground spot is 8 miles away. We try to stay there 3-4 days each month just as a quick getaway.
Forum: Just Conversation 11-18-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,121
Posted By minibike
I'm nearsighted. Hated getting up from my desk...

I'm nearsighted. Hated getting up from my desk and putting my glasses on to walk down the hall at work. Or worse, getting halfway down the hall and realizing I'd forgotten my glasses and couldn't...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-08-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,219
Posted By minibike
Our '94 Brave 454 (32') has no trouble with the...

Our '94 Brave 454 (32') has no trouble with the Western NC (Black Mountain) area. We go from Florida to Hendersonville and points West at least 8 times a year. Sometimes via I-26, sometimes I-40. ...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-08-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6,727
Views: 1,076,683
Posted By minibike
As the owner of an '89 RS Trooper, I'd like to...

As the owner of an '89 RS Trooper, I'd like to see a pic of that Expedition Grade Rodeo included when you post your pics. :thumb:
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-11-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,631
Posted By minibike
Always liked the Pacific Coast. An '89 w/15K...

Always liked the Pacific Coast. An '89 w/15K miles showed up on our local Classifieds yesterday for $1500. Tempting.

Vermin's adventures with Cack are legend.

Detroit to San Diego, Zen and...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-09-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,631
Posted By minibike
We traded our RoadTrek a couple of years ago...

We traded our RoadTrek a couple of years ago (same era Dodge chassis as yours). Camping World put it on their lot at $13K and it sold in 48 hours. While they're small and not ideal for long term...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-27-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,645
Posted By minibike
That's a tough age for kids - and those...

That's a tough age for kids - and those responsible for them. Sorry for your loss and I know that makes it even harder to fill two pairs of shoes. We lost #1 son to cancer 2 years ago.

Hang in...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-27-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,384
Posted By minibike
They've done it for us... People Of Walmart...

They've done it for us...

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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-27-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,373
Posted By minibike
Two experiences with GS Roadside Service. Both...

Two experiences with GS Roadside Service. Both were tire blowouts. First time (South Carolina), a tech was changing my tire less than an hour after I called. Second time (rural Georgia), I was told...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-27-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,828
Posted By minibike
Agreed, it's usually the narrow roads and tree...

Agreed, it's usually the narrow roads and tree canopy that causes problems. We've encountered a couple of forested State/Federal CGs that won't permit anything above 25-28'. But being St/Fed CGs,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-27-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,513
Posted By minibike
CW is a nice retail store for accessories and a...

CW is a nice retail store for accessories and a valuable resource when on the road, but for maintenance and repairs while at home, I'm like spritz. I use the local hi-performance shop for...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-27-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,616
Posted By minibike
I can't give you a technical answer, but after...

I can't give you a technical answer, but after our Parallax Power Center went out, I found that the polarity on the outdoor outlet we use was reversed. The repairman said that it wouldn't cause...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-27-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,418
Posted By minibike
Sounds like a good plan for adventure. A...

Sounds like a good plan for adventure.

A lot will depend on whether you plan on being out on the road a lot, what part of the country you'll be in (weather) and whether you'll be working out of...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-27-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,507
Posted By minibike
I call our Winnebago the Bread Truck. The wife...

I call our Winnebago the Bread Truck. The wife hates that I do, but for years I had told her that I wanted to buy a bread truck and build my dream RV. My dad built a nice camper out of his '64 Chevy...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-22-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By minibike
No pics, but my sig says it all. Well most of it.

No pics, but my sig says it all. Well most of it.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-22-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By minibike
I don't say anything - I just smile. Usually...

I don't say anything - I just smile. Usually they think about what they just said and ask a better question.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-22-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,377
Posted By minibike
I thought we were the only ones that did this. ...

I thought we were the only ones that did this. The wife likes to spend the night in it when it rains (under a carport).
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