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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-01-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,202
Posted By Orchardhill
Well, you mean there are people out there who...

Well, you mean there are people out there who don't?https://www.irv2.com/forums/images/smilies/more/popcorn.gif
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By Orchardhill
Coincidence?

The old boy was just fine, 1999 Georgie By pursuit, 25', 454. Fired him to bring back from beach after 2 months, and the dash lights, gas gauge, charging meter, and speedometer all are not working!!...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-16-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By Orchardhill
Georgie Boy Sway Bars etal

Looking to replace sway bars on chevy chasis, 1999 26'. Any one have comment on sway/rock performance after installation and where to purchase?

Comments on installing larger air intake system?...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-15-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By Orchardhill
Where did you buy the rubber bushings for the...

Where did you buy the rubber bushings for the Georgie Boy?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,205
Posted By Orchardhill
I trade fairly often. have used several places....

I trade fairly often. have used several places. CL has worked best for me. I'm in the 20 to 50 range. I get best results from posting as many angles/features as I can. I always put price and say...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-17-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By Orchardhill
If your plans are flexible to swing to Texas,...

If your plans are flexible to swing to Texas, check out Lost Maples state park near Bandera Texas in the Hill country area. Lots of snow birds and then a swing to Hummingbird festival at...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-28-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,173
Posted By Orchardhill
It is always up to the owner. IMHO though, when...

It is always up to the owner. IMHO though, when you go through the initial appraisal session with them PPL has a very good and up to date of realistic selling prices.
They should have a compiled...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,445
Posted By Orchardhill
I was told that they do not make chips" for ford...

I was told that they do not make chips" for ford 460's 0r Chevy 454's" gas enginess. Is that correct?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-20-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By Orchardhill
Gripper I for one am going to be in big trouble...

Gripper
I for one am going to be in big trouble if the world doesn't end!!!! I cashed in my IRA, Bought a Prevost and have been running the credit cards to the max.
Forum: Just Conversation 12-14-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By Orchardhill
I was there from '76 to 94. in Dhahran and Ras...

I was there from '76 to 94. in Dhahran and Ras Tanura, with several out of kingdom assignments. Mostly really good times. I would have thought there would have been more responses.
Forum: Just Conversation 12-13-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,113
Posted By Orchardhill
ENOUGH OF THE COMPLAINING, AT LEAST WE CAN TAKE...

ENOUGH OF THE COMPLAINING, AT LEAST WE CAN TAKE SOLICE IN THE FACT THAT THAT OUR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DIDN'T GET THEIR RAISES LOWERED,..what, say what..
Forum: Just Conversation 12-13-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By Orchardhill
That is correct, thought there would be some of...

That is correct, thought there would be some of us out here other than myself, being wanderers by nature.
Forum: Just Conversation 12-11-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By Orchardhill
Aramcons, Any out there?

Was wondering if there are any Aramcons out there and where have you been going to.
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-05-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,387
Posted By Orchardhill
Went thru the same thing last year when I up...

Went thru the same thing last year when I up graded, Sold a '97, 34' , 29k miles Southwind.
DW is as annal as with cleaning as I am about matinance.
If your first goal is to buy cheap rather than...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-02-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,581
Posted By Orchardhill
Laminate Flooring

Might pause for a bit and not rush to pick product.
Looked at allure etc. from box stores.Happened to be in flooring store on unrelated matter and found a 3/4 inch wood pre finished product,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-30-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By Orchardhill
Vinyl, Decal appliction

Anyone know a good sign company to put on about a 9 in. by 32' vinyl to cover a long scrape in the Houston to Corpus area?
Ken
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-11-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 822
Posted By Orchardhill
Tune Up Ford 460

The old girl ( 1997) Fleetwood Southwind has 36k on her and I believe it will be her first tune up. Runs great, maintained, oil, tranny etc. Anyone have suggestions for plugs, wires etc or anything...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 11-06-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,048
Posted By Orchardhill
Sway Bar replacemet

I'm assuming upgrades mentioned are for heavy rigs. I have a Fleetwood Southwind, Ford chassis, 460, about 16k weight. trying to do a few upgrades. Would larger bars benefit the couch?
Just as an...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-03-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,584
Posted By Orchardhill
I have a 97 Southwind, 16 in. tire. Run about...

I have a 97 Southwind, 16 in. tire. Run about 4500 miles a year. Second class a I had withe 16 teens. Buy tires a discount with warranty. Free replacement, rotation etc. Never a problem! Only way I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-30-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,379
Posted By Orchardhill
'48 Ford COE Conversation

My New Project!! Have a '48 F-6, 3/4 ton Ford COE, 3600 lbs. Making a 5th wheel set that includes a '26, 5/6000 lb. Prowler 5 ver, no slide..yet., painted to match, Color not decided. Mgmt comitee...
Forum: Just Conversation 05-21-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 18,605
Posted By Orchardhill
"Just doing their job". What planet are you...

"Just doing their job". What planet are you living on? Border patrol agents are the bottom end of the spectrum, wanna be's. They join with hopes of using the service to gain entry to the FBI or ICE....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-09-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,597
Posted By Orchardhill
Just what was looking for! When can bring mine...

Just what was looking for! When can bring mine over to you?
Ken
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-25-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,037
Posted By Orchardhill
Might check in your area if there s A .25 cent...

Might check in your area if there s A .25 cent truck/car washing Bay.
Some in my area have tall bays and step type devices on the walls that can be used to get up high on the roof and with moving...
Forum: New Member Check-In 11-25-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,287
Posted By Orchardhill
RVing To Mexico

Sorry to say that you will not get an answer to you queery in this forum. Nowhere in your question did I see where you asked for the Boo birds to come out but they do. Mostly the only contribution to...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-04-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,963
Posted By Orchardhill
Might try items for sale i IRV2. there are one or...

Might try items for sale i IRV2. there are one or 2 isted on there now.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-14-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 55,996
Posted By Orchardhill
Coolng RV

Setting a dehumidifier in the shower to drain seems to really be effective in a 34' Southwind;
Ken
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-27-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,531
Posted By Orchardhill
Cheap, Simple, Easy

Consider a '93-97Suzuki Sidekick, 4 door, dead simple to work on, 2600 lbs, cost about 22-2600 for a decent one on Craigs list. Carries 4 with a little space in back and cheap to insure.
Ken
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-08-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,347
Posted By Orchardhill
Shocks.

1997 Southwind F53 Big ditto on Monroe's. Dramatic improvement. $40 on ebay= sway bar bushing a must !!
Forum: Just Conversation 03-27-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,659
Posted By Orchardhill
hard times

Back last week from 6 flags S>A> ahead of us was a spanish family, husband,wife, 5 kids. Charged it on Texas welfare care. Wen you don't have to pay, the sky is the limit
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-27-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,473
Posted By Orchardhill
Hawaii

After you put in 23 years as a merchant marine, you'd know why. Multiply cost by four and it adds up to go the cheap way. looking to see the state, not idiotic entertainment. Have not found a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-27-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,473
Posted By Orchardhill
Hawaii

Have noticed in the past many destination stickers that show Hawaii. Would like to give that state a visit. Any suggestions on proceeding on gathering information. Costs, shipping lines, can you go...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-20-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 902
Posted By Orchardhill
South padre island, would not consider county ...

South padre island, would not consider county
park next door. last fall, myself and family, myself and 4 family members with rv's arrived, had prepaid reservation and was told rates had been...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-10-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,498
Posted By Orchardhill
Installing Sway Bar Bushings

1997 fleetwood Southwind 34' F53. Have new bushings in hand. replacement seems straight forward. Should frame be lifted off the ground to ease tension, sitting in jacks etc. seems to me there has to...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-08-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,556
Posted By Orchardhill
Bilstein Shocks ?

Was installing sway bar rubbers on a 1997 f53 frame, 32k on a Southwind 34' today and thought why not shocks too while I'm here.
Looking at shocks from various sources on the web, all looked yellow...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-14-2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 892
Posted By Orchardhill
Southwind Update

Hi All
1997 34' Ford 460, 16 in wheels. Getting on to 40k, pull 1000 lb trailer with Dresser Harley. Looked at newer and better coach's but like what we have, take 12-16 trips a year ranging from...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-09-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,681
Posted By Orchardhill
I may be shocked

I may be in the same boat. 1997-F53. Was wondering if I go to Koni's, should we also go to a wider tire. Have 16 in on a gasser and it seems ride is dictated by road, as going down right lane that is...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-29-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,819
Posted By Orchardhill
Salvage Parts

:confused:Searching for rear bumper and etal things for 1997 southwind 34 footer. Looking for RV salvage yards. Where do all the carcass's go? Anyone have idea, hopefully near Houston. Most web sites...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-15-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,504
Posted By Orchardhill
-Sway Bar

Iam in the same shape as you previously were. Gould you direct me to the bushing link?
Has anyone put a chip in a 460 gasser and had results worth mentioning.
Thanks
Ken
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-13-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,282
Posted By Orchardhill
Hello Danes

Might be telling my age, in good' old days, changing the oil every 3 ooo miles was just a request for service. All under carriage, belts, tie rods, zerk fittings, tires were inspected and leaks were...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Forum Concerns 10-28-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By Orchardhill
mexico Forum

Tried that a while back. Do a search for "down ole mexico way", asked very simple, and explicit questions and look what came out of the wood work.
ken
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-27-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,386
Posted By Orchardhill
ole mexico way

My entire working career was working overseas, Libya, Iran, Saudi,projects in Iraq, Punched holes in this ole earth bout every where. So what. Heres a little quiz, with the exception of one or...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-22-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By Orchardhill
Cruise lift mc carrier

1997 fleetwood southwind gasser, 34', ford 460, F53 frame.
Over Built lift weight 225 lbs.
Harley classic 800 lbs.
No Toad.
I never seem to get the weights straight in my mind.
Want to carry my...
Forum: Boondocking 10-22-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,125
Posted By Orchardhill
Not Difficult.

I simply google the company name, look up phone number , call store in town I want and ask. Tell approx time of arrival, usually later, departure time, usually earlier,Never been turned down.
KEN
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-13-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,509
Posted By Orchardhill
Remco

Might lookat Home | Remco Towing (https://www.remcotowing.com) to see if they fit your needs. Google "used tow bars" and there are some sites that deal in used orto sswap etc.
Good luck
Ken
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-12-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,410
Posted By Orchardhill
Paint your wagon

If your siding is metal, possibly vinyl but I do knot know, test try, PTM, paint to metal about 35 a gallon from sherwin williams. I used a 3 in roller and 2 coated after 2 day drying. Not cold or...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-21-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,014
Posted By Orchardhill
One thought might be, volenteer, or paid, be a...

One thought might be, volenteer, or paid, be a person that doest the same duties at a national park, Corps of Eng or the like, do a season of being a hey boy then see how you feel about putting out...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-19-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,386
Posted By Orchardhill
Down Ole Mexico Way

Sooo what was the question, didn't ask for an opinion, asked for actual experience. We half full time in Mexico, and get along better in Quanajato than Houston.ave mone, drop chron. If all listened...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-19-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,386
Posted By Orchardhill
Down Ole Mexico Way

Tis the time of year we usually go down for our first of several months trips. Usually head to Zacatecas, San Miguell etc way through Columbia near laredo. Anyone been through lately. Encounter any...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-04-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,482
Posted By Orchardhill
Dog House Carpet

All
Having decided on the replacement flooring in my Southwind, has anyone tackled the drivers/passengers side and dog house carpet replacement? any know supplier for "precut" package. Would also...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-04-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,852
Posted By Orchardhill
Ford 460 Tune up

Hi All
Have ford 460, 32k. Bought with 28k. completed oil, trany, a/c etc. changed.
Looking to have a tune up performed hopefully in west houston area. Been to Camper world for two problems. One a...
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