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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-20-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,663
Posted By Murf2u
I don't buy that. The Ford SUV has aluminum rims...

I don't buy that. The Ford SUV has aluminum rims and chrome trim, it's a civilian vehicle going around the accident same as the Impala in front of it and other dark sedan in front of that.

Based...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-19-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,663
Posted By Murf2u
I sure hope it's just my perspective, but looking...

I sure hope it's just my perspective, but looking at that picture, it sure looks like the DRIVER is taking the picture while threading through a narrow space full of emergency workers.


Please...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-18-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,623
Posted By Murf2u
In a word, no. These are not 'M & S' tires,...

In a word, no.

These are not 'M & S' tires, these purpose designed and manufactured 'regional service tires'. They are intended for 5 ton Class trucks doing delivery type work in 'high scrub'...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-17-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,553
Posted By Murf2u
The really interesting part of that helpful info...

The really interesting part of that helpful info is that it only became a 'recommended' thing to do AFTER Cummins bought them.

Maybe Cummins have different product liability lawyers than Onan...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-17-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,924
Posted By Murf2u
When it comes to shipping, generally speaking the...

When it comes to shipping, generally speaking the cheapest way is, well, by ship, the next least expensive is to send it by rail.

Having said that specialized auto transports work pretty cheap...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-17-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,924
Posted By Murf2u
When it comes to shipping, generally speaking the...

When it comes to shipping, generally speaking the cheapest way is, well, by ship, the next least expensive is to send it by rail.

Having said that specialized auto transports work pretty cheap...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-15-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,619
Posted By Murf2u
Unplug the RV from the pedestal after making a...

Unplug the RV from the pedestal after making a big of popcorn and opening a bottle of wine. Go outside and sit, facing the oncoming storm, with your SO and marvel at the display and remind each...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-15-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,152
Posted By Murf2u
It doesn't matter what you do, until you figured...

It doesn't matter what you do, until you figured out and solve what cracked it in the first place, any repair you do will just crack again exactly the same way
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-14-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,677
Posted By Murf2u
It might be less hassle in the long run to just...

It might be less hassle in the long run to just add an extra radio to the surround sound system.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-13-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By Murf2u
Extremely inaccurate reply! An Apple Watch...

Extremely inaccurate reply!

An Apple Watch uses Bluetooth-LE (low energy), not full-on Bluetooth. It can receive parallel notifications with a second Bluetooth device.

It doesn't matter who's...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-13-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,223
Posted By Murf2u
If you're talking about a DP you're probably...

If you're talking about a DP you're probably right, if you're talking about a V-10 with a 5 speed behind it, that's a whole other story!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-12-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,853
Posted By Murf2u
A friend of my fathers found an interesting way...

A friend of my fathers found an interesting way around high VAT and use taxes on his spendy high end motorhome, he registered it in Canada!

It costs him about US$100 a year for tags and his...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-12-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,749
Posted By Murf2u
Actually, in every jurisdiction I've ever looked...

Actually, in every jurisdiction I've ever looked at, even outside of North America, a bicycle is a vehicle, that's why they're required to follow the rules of the road. If they are travelling at less...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-12-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By Murf2u
A phone will only pair with one device at a time,...

A phone will only pair with one device at a time, if the Equinox is holding on to the Bluetooth pairing it will not allow you to join a different device until it disconnects from the car first.
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-12-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By Murf2u
Yup, if the remote has a panic button, pop the...

Yup, if the remote has a panic button, pop the batteries out and see what happens.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-12-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By Murf2u
There is no "luck" involved, it's no different...

There is no "luck" involved, it's no different than as mentioned above, speed limits. If I'm driving a 5 ton truck in Michigan the speed limit is 65 mph, if I'm driving a motorhome on a 5 ton chassis...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-11-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 39,451
Posted By Murf2u
Why? Because it's too simple? LMAO.

Why? Because it's too simple? LMAO.
Forum: Canada Region 08-11-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,735
Posted By Murf2u
If you go to the Tech, Internet, etc., forum...

If you go to the Tech, Internet, etc., forum there's multiple threads about Mobley service.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-11-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By Murf2u
It's no more 'splitting hairs' than having two...

It's no more 'splitting hairs' than having two speed limits, one for trucks, one for everybody else.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-11-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 39,451
Posted By Murf2u
I don't think you'd need a ladder, it's the...

I don't think you'd need a ladder, it's the length of the slide, so put one end up, then push the other end up with a pole. With an eye on the support and a hook on the pole, taking it back down is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By Murf2u
I've yet to find a weight restriction that didn't...

I've yet to find a weight restriction that didn't mention "truck" and / or "commercial vehicle".

A motorhome is a 'passenger vehicle' not a commercial vehicle.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-10-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Murf2u
Not saying it's likely to happen again, but.........

Not saying it's likely to happen again, but......

Read this thread before you buy.

Vacation trip is ending up terrible.

https://www.irv2.com/forums/showthread.php?t=347344


There's...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-09-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,749
Posted By Murf2u
A friend of mine, who's family business is a very...

A friend of mine, who's family business is a very high-end food, pharmaceuticals and valuable temperature critical trucking company explained it to me recently;

We used to have 'professional...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-09-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,435
Posted By Murf2u
Security cameras are pretty cheap these days, you...

Security cameras are pretty cheap these days, you can buy a 1080 cam and just plug it into the TV.
Forum: Just Conversation 08-08-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By Murf2u
For those of us who are mobile, and / or...

For those of us who are mobile, and / or bandwidth challenged could a name and a few facts be added instead of purely a YouTube link?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-08-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,553
Posted By Murf2u
Pointing the A/C down the middle doesn't do much...

Pointing the A/C down the middle doesn't do much unless you open the rearmost roof vent to create a vacuum and pull the cold air down the back and the hot air out.

The weakest part of the chassis...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-07-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,413
Posted By Murf2u
Three words. Perc. Oh. Lator. LOL. ...

Three words. Perc. Oh. Lator. LOL.

Seriously, if you *really* like coffee, buy espresso ground coffee and make it stove top in the cheapest stainless steel percolator you can find.
Forum: Boondocking 08-07-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,966
Posted By Murf2u
You don't think so many municipalities banned...

You don't think so many municipalities banned overnight because they got fed up with all those million dollar DP's stacked up Wally Docking do you?

But yes, when I'm on the road it's amazing that...
Forum: Boondocking 08-07-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,966
Posted By Murf2u
VA walmart challenges

In my case, it's (apparently not so) common courtesy.

I usually drive till midnight, then I'm back on the road at zero-dark-thirty. And I do mean dark, I usually watch the sunrise as I start my...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-07-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,956
Posted By Murf2u
I represent that remark!! LOL.

I represent that remark!! LOL.
Forum: Boondocking 08-06-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,966
Posted By Murf2u
Yup, exactly why I won't Wally Dock. BTW,...

Yup, exactly why I won't Wally Dock.

BTW, there's nice rest areas right at Radford on I-81 and a Cracker Barrel at Christiansburg.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-06-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,177
Posted By Murf2u
I mind, a lot. At least I will until they...

I mind, a lot.

At least I will until they implement a per child fee. After all I'm sure the playground and cleaning up after them will cost the c/g a lot more than the dogs will.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-06-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,081
Posted By Murf2u
Sometimes when I travel for work I take my trike...

Sometimes when I travel for work I take my trike along on my little utility trailer.

Since it can get very fussy if the battery gets low, and I already had a charge line wired into the trailer...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-06-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,640
Posted By Murf2u
I travel many times a year, at least monthly, to...

I travel many times a year, at least monthly, to small & mid-sized airports where there's usually no place to stay nearby. So I thought a motorhome would solve the problem nicely. The DW, who as a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,769
Posted By Murf2u
Although it may not always be enforced, the issue...

Although it may not always be enforced, the issue family friends ran into in similar circumstances was that the inland 'port of entry' refused to import the vehicle because it was illegally in the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-05-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 39,451
Posted By Murf2u
If you made the laterals half or maybe even one...

If you made the laterals half or maybe even one third the length and used a T fitting to make vertical legs at the midpoint you wouldn't need any EMT conduit at all and it would be a lot lighter and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-04-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,514
Posted By Murf2u
new way to replace roof

Informative, thank you, but my brain just plain hurts from trying to even read that.

BTW........




You got it done at home in Florida, but you live in "san jose, costarica, Costa Rica"?
...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-04-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,956
Posted By Murf2u
MH Stuck in Toll Booth

No sir, I don't believe I did.

Did you miss the part where they said the m/h was "wedged" in the toll booth and the "occupants were trapped in the motorhome" because "the door of the RV was...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-04-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,956
Posted By Murf2u
I hope you're joking. 10'6" is the standard...

I hope you're joking.

10'6" is the standard lane width on a 2 lane secondary highway.

If the driver cannot make it through that width for the distance it takes to clear a toll both they are...
Forum: Boondocking 08-03-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,228
Posted By Murf2u
Bah, I'm never more than about 15' from my...

Bah, I'm never more than about 15' from my fridge, it's one of the best reasons for having a motorhome.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-03-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,956
Posted By Murf2u
It was a mechanical issue......... There was...

It was a mechanical issue.........

There was a 'loose nut' behind the wheel.



Many years back I was fuelling my crew cab dually with a 30' gooseneck in tow at a fairly small station on a...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-03-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By Murf2u
As somebody who does that drive multiple times a...

As somebody who does that drive multiple times a year and has for decades, there's no 'best roads'.

There's I-90 to I-79 to I-77 to I-26 to I-95 to I-4, shorter, quicker, more scenic but...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-01-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,150
Posted By Murf2u
While I'm not going to dispute your experience,...

While I'm not going to dispute your experience, but........

First of all, it's not algae that grows in diesel fuel is microbial growth and it's anaerobic, it does not need oxygen to grow, so full...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-01-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,805
Posted By Murf2u
One thing you need to bear in mind however is...

One thing you need to bear in mind however is that the 'formulation' of propane, like gasoline, changes with the seasons.

In some areas during the summer what you buy as a 'propane' is actually...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-01-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,728
Posted By Murf2u
Interesting observation about gas vs. diesel

The folks that bought the gassers still have enough money leftover to travel. Hehehehehe. ;-p
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-01-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,658
Posted By Murf2u
I'm sure you will find that the piling company's...

I'm sure you will find that the piling company's contract says that if they drive in the position they are instructed to they are absolved of any responsibilities for hitting anything.

They...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-31-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,947
Posted By Murf2u
Just a funny anecdote to explain how simple this...

Just a funny anecdote to explain how simple this can be, but how hard it is to possibly understand.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-31-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 52,920
Posted By Murf2u
Just food for thought, especially since you...

Just food for thought, especially since you didn't seem too excited about driving the RAV4 a long distance.......

See if MB will pay for your airfare to Florida via Chicago and back to MT instead...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-31-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,161
Posted By Murf2u
We've painted a BUNCH of airplanes outside over...

We've painted a BUNCH of airplanes outside over the years. Through lots of trial and error we've found that the best time to paint is 1 -1.5 hours before sunset. The air will be as calm as possible,...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-31-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By Murf2u
IIRC GC2 batteries are around 225 AH each and a...

IIRC GC2 batteries are around 225 AH each and a lot less than $200 / each.
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