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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-07-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,038
Posted By TheKassman
SD Registration

When I had my Class A I registered it in SD. Easy. Just go on there website and all the info is there. I had a question so I called them. The problem I ran into was when I was stopped in CA...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-16-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,199
Posted By TheKassman
Are you nice to your batteries?

If you let your batteries (lead acid) run down below 50% you will shorten the life span and charging capacity dramatically. A 70ah battery only has 35ah to 50%. It sounds like you have been unkind to...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-21-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,759
Posted By TheKassman
Amazon Prime

I don't have any minimum order on my Amazon Prime. Never heard of it.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-18-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,568
Posted By TheKassman
Backing up TT

Place your hand on bottom of steering wheel. Hand on top you have to turn in opposite direction you want trailer to go. Hand on bottom you turn in same direction you want TT to go.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-07-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,229
Posted By TheKassman
airing down

One issue, and there are many, with airing down is that when running tires below the recommended pressure you encourage sidewall flex. Side wall flex is one of the leading causes of premature tire...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-10-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,392
Posted By TheKassman
Tongue

The number they have provided for you is 15%. Allowable tongue for a 5W is 15-20 %. TT is 10-15%.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-03-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,205
Posted By TheKassman
Dump Station

If you have an ELKS lodge near you, they usually have a dump station. Mine charges members $3 and non members $5.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-29-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,657
Posted By TheKassman
All 6 off the ground

So basically on brakes holding the RV in place.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 11-19-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,793
Posted By TheKassman
Compressor

Not true. Viair compressor 450PRV shuts off each time you let go of the trigger on the inflation gun.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-06-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,932
Posted By TheKassman
Weight Balance

My company has weighed thousands of RV's. One thing is clear, the newer RV's come out of the factory out of balance. When we weigh the older RV's, especially those without slides they are much more...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-06-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 41,407
Posted By TheKassman
Richard hit the nail on the head. RV tires are...

Richard hit the nail on the head. RV tires are speed rated at 75mph. ST tires on trailers are speed rated at 65mph. Both are for new tires. Tires get brittle with age. Older tires, slow down.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-06-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,008
Posted By TheKassman
Vin Number not the year of RV

The chassis was manufactured in 2007 and then shipped to the manufacturer of the RV for the 2008 year model. Very Common. My 2007 Roadtrek has a VIN number from 2006. California registered it as...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-07-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,057
Posted By TheKassman
AZ99, very often it can be caused by over...

AZ99,
very often it can be caused by over inflated tires. Over inflated tires reduce the foot print on the ground and lead to wandering. It could be as simple as that. Have you had the 4 corners...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-04-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,375
Posted By TheKassman
Newbie mistake

When I purchased my used 36’ DP my black tank would fill up after 2 or 3 uses. I had a 78 gallon tank. Same issue. I had “RV Flush” come out. He flushed the tank for almost an hour with a 4200 psi...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-15-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,951
Posted By TheKassman
AC 24/7

Run it constantly when humidity is low. High humidity would cause ice buildup but with low humidity no problem.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-12-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,440
Posted By TheKassman
tongue weight

best example of reason of proper tongue weight you will ever see.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9Dgxe584Ss
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-05-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 18,842
Posted By TheKassman
[QUOTE=Gary.Jones;4931675]James I am so so...

[QUOTE=Gary.Jones;4931675]James

I am so so sorry to hear your story. Its amazing bad luck. Its also amazing good luck that you had two front tire failures and you kept your coach under control and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-25-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,451
Posted By TheKassman
Outside tv

I am who likes to one sit outside to read and enjoy being outdoors. I only ask that you be considerate of your neighbors. I’ve had neighbors who watch outside and keep the volume down and it is never...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-22-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,990
Posted By TheKassman
Driver Fatique

I had a 36" DP also 28,000 lbs. we were good for 250 miles aday also because of fatique. My wife passed so I down sized to a RoadTrek 170 (18') with a chevy 6.0 gas. I do 500-600 miles a day now...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-04-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 20,970
Posted By TheKassman
sewer slinky

I believe the state of AZ requires them in RV parks. I think I read that somewhere.
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 08-04-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By TheKassman
Water Pump won't shut off

Thanks everyone for the replies. Turns out it is user error. I read the manual to say turn valve horizontal to fill tank and interpreted it to mean keep it in that position. I had to turn it back...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 07-30-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By TheKassman
Water pump won't shut off

I have a RoadTrek 170 Popular. The water pump continues to run after I turn of faucet. I took of the filter and cleaned it(it wasn't really dirty). Nothing looks cracked. Pump still continues to...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 07-26-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By TheKassman
Gas Fill Shut Off

I recently purchased a 2007 RoadTrek 170. I am having an issue with filling the gas tank. When filling it shuts off every 5 seconds. Even when I fill slowly. It seems worse on a hot day. Think...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-24-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,383
Posted By TheKassman
ST vs LT

The most common cause of TT blow outs is over weight. Have you had each axel end weighed? Blowing out two tires on the same side hints at that axel end exceeding its weight limit. Also, ST tires...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 06-21-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By TheKassman
Water pump continues to run

I am pretty sure my water pump should not continue to run when it is switched on. I just bought this Roadtrek 170 and there are a number of valves that I am not familiar with and the owners manual is...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-16-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,849
Posted By TheKassman
Sag

First thing you should is the pin placement of your hitch. The pin needs to be 1" forward of the rear axel. Even 1" aft of the rear axel will cause the symptoms you are stating.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 06-16-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,403
Posted By TheKassman
Electric issue

I recently sold my 1998 Alpine 36SDS. I had a number of issues and got most all of them solved on the Alpine Coach Forum. Most of the members really know their Alpines inside and out. You should...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-16-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,157
Posted By TheKassman
Snap Pads

After you get though this situation check out Snap Pads ( https://rvsnappad.com/ ) I put these on my class A and never ever regreted it. Never had to place jack pads again.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-13-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,516
Posted By TheKassman
Blow OUt

You did exactly the correct thing and that is what saved you from an even worse disaster. It is counter-intuitive but hitting the throttle is the correct action. Good Job
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 06-10-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By TheKassman
Shurflo sewer adapter

I just purchesed a 2007 Roadtrek 170 Popular. The maserator hose is supposted to attach to a black plug or sewer adapter that fits in the sewer pipe. Mine is missing. I have searched the web for 2...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-26-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,736
Posted By TheKassman
My Alpine coach has a 78 gallon black tank and a...

My Alpine coach has a 78 gallon black tank and a 100 grey water tank.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 05-07-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By TheKassman
coolant filter

I have a 1998 with the cummons 325hp. I just changed mine. It was easy. it sits up top on the left side. access through the rear of engine. Some spilling but not much.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-18-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,841
Posted By TheKassman
1/2 tone tow vehicle

Wells, simply put you need to know the GVWR of the truck and the GCWR of the truck. the difference between the two is what your hardware is set up to tow (tranny, brakes, ball joints, tierods). ...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-16-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By TheKassman
Pressure gauge

I have a 1998 36SDS. I have a front and a rear pressure gauge. Front reads 90psi and rear 60psi.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-16-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By TheKassman
Dash AC

Yesterday I was 4 hours into a 5 hour trip when my dash AC did something crazy. The blower went from 4 to 1. The dial didn't move just the fan speed changed and the AC started blowing warm air. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-14-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 47,170
Posted By TheKassman
Camp Fires

I remembers as a young lad (Many years ago) my scout leader taught me there were two kinds of campfires; the white mans fire and the Indians fire (probably not politically correct anymore). The...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 04-12-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By TheKassman
Water Heater

My water heater is a DSI/110. When dry camping I use the toggle switch located below my range top to ignite the propane. Question: When plugged into shore power does the water heater automatically...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-12-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By TheKassman
Towing

Old Biscuit:
OB, this is a great link. I put in my toad and it gave me all the info on what equipment I needed. When I changed the transmission from manual to auto it told me I must use a tow...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-07-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,183
Posted By TheKassman
HWH spring removal

There is a step by step instruction in this months Family RVing.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-28-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 23,565
Posted By TheKassman
Rigs older then 10 years

My Rig is 20 years old. I have never been denied entry into an RV part/resort. I keep 6 pics on my computer and when they question the rig I just email the pics and have always been approved.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-22-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,873
Posted By TheKassman
What you are looking at is the Federal Data...

What you are looking at is the Federal Data Plate. That is maximum pressure. you will not know what YOUR pressure should be until you get all four corners weighed.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-16-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,873
Posted By TheKassman
Tire Pressure

It would appear your tire pressures based on the current Michelin chart are correct. However, you are exceeding your front axel GAWR by 760 lbs. Also, no axel end should have more than 6,190 lbs....
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 02-14-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By TheKassman
Class B Running AC

Can the AC unit on a class B, 30amp, be run on a residential outlet using a 30amp/110V adapter? Would the outlet need to be a 20amp or 15amp breaker??
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-14-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,873
Posted By TheKassman
Tire Inflation

The 130psi you are referring to is the Max pressure. Max weight, Max pressure. You need to have your 4 corners weighed to determin the cold tire inflation pressure. I have weighed thousands of MH...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-03-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,363
Posted By TheKassman
I use Amsoil exclusively. If you sign up as a...

I use Amsoil exclusively. If you sign up as a customer you will receive the discounted price.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-03-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,176
Posted By TheKassman
Yup. And the two you looked at are among the best...

Yup. And the two you looked at are among the best out there.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-03-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,255
Posted By TheKassman
How hot will it get in the TT?

How hot will it get in the TT?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-03-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,379
Posted By TheKassman
You have a home on wheels why would you stay in...

You have a home on wheels why would you stay in Las Vegas in the summer? Your missing out on the beauty and adventure of a home on wheels.
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 02-01-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By TheKassman
GMCGene, Thanks for the good info, I will check...

GMCGene,
Thanks for the good info, I will check out the Fuel Filter in the engine bay. Now that I know there are two. In my owners manual it only lists the part number for one, so I wonder if they...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 01-31-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By TheKassman
Fuel Filter

I want to change my external fuel filter. I believe it is a fuel filter/water separator. I am not sure that the previous owner used the correct one. What is on there now is a Baldwin BF1249. ...
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