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Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-16-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,155
Posted By skigramp
From Green Bay ... I-41 to Fond Du Lac ...

From Green Bay ...
I-41 to Fond Du Lac
US-151 to outskirts of Madison
I-39 to I-80 (one toll booth)
East on I-80

This is all four lane divided highway and traffic flows at highway...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-23-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By skigramp
there are two other sites nearby that are great...

there are two other sites nearby that are great places to stay

1) Windmill rec area ... Gibbon exit

2) Mormon Island ... Grand Island / Hastings interchange

Both have electric sites...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-23-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By skigramp
There are at least two in Yuma, AZ ...

There are at least two in Yuma, AZ

Country Roads RV Resort

The Palms RV Resort
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-16-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,140
Posted By skigramp
Have you tried "E-Z-Out" drill bits ... (a left...

Have you tried "E-Z-Out" drill bits ... (a left handed drill bit) to remove the screws...

They used to have them at Home Depot and Ace hardware
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-13-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By skigramp
here is the brochure for 2001 Journey ...

here is the brochure for 2001 Journey

Brochure (https://winnebagoind.com/resources/brochure/2001/01-Journey-bro.pdf)
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-13-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By skigramp
Check the charge (voltage) on both battery banks....

Check the charge (voltage) on both battery banks. I can't remember which battery bank energizes the solenoid for the AUX switch ... but you need voltage to make it work ... and remember that 12 V...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-07-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By skigramp
There is a sensor somewhere that senses "level"...

There is a sensor somewhere that senses "level" ... is it possible that during the battery replacement this sensor was disturbed?

I owned a 2004 Journey for 13 years ... someplace during that...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 08-05-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By skigramp
I had the same dimmer in the bedroom of our 2004...

I had the same dimmer in the bedroom of our 2004 39W Journey. I replaced it twice( as I recall at $40 a crack)

Decided I did not need a dimmer ... SOOOOO I bought(at Menards) an "on the wall...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-05-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,038
Posted By skigramp
Capt Steve nailed it ... I have been in...

Capt Steve nailed it ...

I have been in and out of San Diego lots of times in the past 15 years ...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-26-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By skigramp
How one owner tackled the problem

This is how one owner tackled the problem.

Try this (https://www.irv2.com/forums/f26/xc-fan-shroud-access-panel-for-cleaning-137151.html)

there are two other threads that you might read...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-16-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By skigramp
NOT ENOUGH TIME ... or perhaps TOO MANY PLACES ...

NOT ENOUGH TIME ... or perhaps TOO MANY PLACES

You can make a tick mark that you have been there ... but I don't think you will be able to say that you have done that ...

This sounds...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-12-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By skigramp
Ernie the Journey has new owners

Jeanette and I travelled around the USA in our 2004 Winnebago Journey that we affectionately called "Ernie the Journey"

The time has come for us to close the motorhoming chapter of our lives .....
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-06-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By skigramp
phone or email an expert

I suggest you call Stuarts in Indiana ... they helped me more than once

Stuart's Service
28871 County Road 6 West
Elkhart, IN 46514
800-826-6267 or
574-262-0225
Fax: 574-262-0389...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-04-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By skigramp
We have a 39W Journey with couch and dinette. ...

We have a 39W Journey with couch and dinette.

On a few occasions we have had 4 adults and two kids stay overnight.

The dinette table swings down and the bolsters in the back of the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-04-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By skigramp
this may be helpful

I have a 39W Journey. I replaced the carpet in the lounge with tile ... that required that the carpet had to be removed underneath the slide. This is my notes on how it was done.

Note: We...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-04-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,628
Posted By skigramp
possibilities

plug a boombox that is turned on to a high volume into the switched outlet ... then go inside and start flipping switches until the music goes ON or OFF ... that is your switch ...

I would...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-04-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By skigramp
as you travel east on 21 from Tomah you will be...

as you travel east on 21 from Tomah you will be seeing cranberry bogs ... that is the southern tip of a big agricultural product of Wisconsin

As you travel north on I-39 you will be going...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-07-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,615
Posted By skigramp
Oconomowoc is inland ... Manitowoc is on Lake...

Oconomowoc is inland ... Manitowoc is on Lake Michigan ... that is where the SS Badger docks ...

I did not grow up in Wisconsin ... I moved here as a young adult ... there are still some of...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-07-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,308
Posted By skigramp
The I-80 westbound rest stop just beyond Casey ...

The I-80 westbound rest stop just beyond Casey has a fantastic display of wind powered turbines ... one blade is mounted vertically so that you can walk up to it ... you will see these in action as...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-04-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By skigramp
Are you talking "over air antenna" or "cable...

Are you talking "over air antenna" or "cable input"

Be advised that some cable companies now require a special box to be installed for your tv to work on cable
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-04-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By skigramp
There is a nice county park called McMullen...

There is a nice county park called McMullen County Park at Warrens, WI ... it is about 5 miles from I-90.

At Madison, WI there is a great county park just off I-90 called Token Creek ... it is...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-28-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By skigramp
Google Earth is your friend for elevation. ...

Google Earth is your friend for elevation.

a) select directions
b)put in start and end
c) when route comes up ... right click along the route
--> a pop up appears "show elevation"
-->...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-28-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By skigramp
there are no bridges on Hwy 12 to worry about...

there are no bridges on Hwy 12 to worry about .... there are no hairpin curves that are difficult to negotiate ... there are a couple of grades that will cause some black smoke to come from your...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-25-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By skigramp
I try to fuel in lanes that have the "small"...

I try to fuel in lanes that have the "small" nozzle.

When it clicks off the first time ... I pull the nozzle out so that it is just barely in the filler ... usually a couple of clicks will get...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-25-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By skigramp
I-80 is the "easiest" route to cross the Rockies...

I-80 is the "easiest" route to cross the Rockies .... it is also the least scenic in my estimation ... in Wyoming there are miles and miles of prairie, sprinkled with a few oil / gas wells, a ranch...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-23-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By skigramp
If you want to see a different part of Iowa I...

If you want to see a different part of Iowa I could understand your choice of route.

But there is a very doable route around Des Moines as mentioned earlier ... I travel it at least twice a...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-15-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By skigramp
here t'is

Thank Driver (https://www.irv2.com/forums/f101/winnebago-industries-electrical-and-plumbing-diagrams-and-parts-catalogs-19250.html)
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-02-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By skigramp
At Chamberlain, SD there are three things that I...

At Chamberlain, SD there are three things that I recommend:


the rest area just before you get to the Missouri River
a campground in the city that used to be a Corps of Engineer...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-11-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By skigramp
I think you will find three access panels: bottom...

I think you will find three access panels: bottom of the closet, under the top step to the closet, and one under the bed
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-11-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,094
Posted By skigramp
There are two really neat things to see near...

There are two really neat things to see near Page, AZ

1. Horseshoe Bend of the Colorado River ... about a half mile walk

2. Antelope Canyon ... on Navajo land ... guided tours by the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-11-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By skigramp
I suggest I-15 then east on CA-74 to Hemet ......

I suggest I-15 then east on CA-74 to Hemet ... then north on CA-79 to I-10 then north on CA-62

I travelled CA-79 between Temecula and Hemet two years ago ... too many stop lights for me.

...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-08-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By skigramp
Scenic ... about 3 weeks UTAH: Arches,...

Scenic ... about 3 weeks

UTAH: Arches, Canyonlands,

COLORADO: East on I-70 to past Georgetown, North on US-40 over Berthoud Pass, Steamboat Springs (double back a ways) ,then CO-14, then...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-02-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By skigramp
Just a note about "the west" ... pay attention to...

Just a note about "the west" ... pay attention to the elevation of the sites that you intend to visit. For instance: Flagstaff, AZ is about 7000 feet, Phoenix is less than 2000 feet ... so right now...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-15-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By skigramp
There are several ways to cross the Rockies...

There are several ways to cross the Rockies without steep ascents or descents ... I-70 is NOT one of them ... I-80 through Wyoming is much easier than I-70 ...

You state that you want to visit...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-02-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By skigramp
This is a good route to avoid tolls ... ...

This is a good route to avoid tolls ...

If you decide on some other route, I suggest you consider buying an I-Pass ... it will save you time, money, and lots of frustration.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-23-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,711
Posted By skigramp
We made this a day trip ... stayed at an RV park...

We made this a day trip ... stayed at an RV park in the Bloomfield area and drove to Chaco Canyon in our tow vehicle.

There is a campground there ... all we saw were small trailers and pickup...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-18-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By skigramp
have you tried an RV salvage yard ... there are...

have you tried an RV salvage yard ... there are several ... use google
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-15-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By skigramp
If you take I-94 make sure that you stop in...

If you take I-94 make sure that you stop in Medora, ND ... there is a fantastic show and dinner there called the Pitchfork Fondue ... steaks so tender you can cut it with a plastic knife ...

...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-01-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By skigramp
You can "work around" by using jumper cables...

You can "work around" by using jumper cables between the two battery banks on a regular basis (like once a week for a couple of hours) ... you only need one cable ... both battery banks are connected...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-14-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By skigramp
The AITA website lists the Valero station at 1203...

The AITA website lists the Valero station at 1203 Tavern Road in Alpine, CA as a place that sells diesel ... it is at exit 30 of I-8 ...

I used Google Maps and it looks like there is plenty of...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-13-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By skigramp
CHECK THE WEATHER ... lots of ICE forecast in...

CHECK THE WEATHER ... lots of ICE forecast in parts of southern US starting tonight
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-13-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By skigramp
I have never travelled AZ 60 ... but I looked at...

I have never travelled AZ 60 ... but I looked at Mountain West Directory .... it shows lots of 5% to 6% grades both uphill and downhill ... there is also one 7% grade.

I have travelled highway...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-09-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,773
Posted By skigramp
We were held up in Cheyenne for 3 days because of...

We were held up in Cheyenne for 3 days because of wind, snow, and otherwise nasty weather ... we were in an RV park ... we found a mall for walks, went to afternoon movies, ate leisurely lunches in...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-08-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By skigramp
We did this trip (in opposite direction) many...

We did this trip (in opposite direction) many years ago. As I remember there is nothing but small trees between Thunder Bay and WaWa. Between WaWa and Sault St. Marie there are several nice...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-08-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,962
Posted By skigramp
We have stayed at Duck Creek RV Park out on...

We have stayed at Duck Creek RV Park out on Boulder Highway ... it is a Passport America facility. Spaces were tight but adequate.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-05-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By skigramp
Albert ... I am having trouble following your...

Albert ... I am having trouble following your calculation on separation between the duals ... wouldn't .8 inches wider on each tire mean that the tire would be .4 inches wider on each side ... so the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-05-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,267
Posted By skigramp
2004 Journey with absorption fridge. We...

2004 Journey with absorption fridge.

We started with Trojan deep cycles ... they lasted about a year ... switched to Interstate ... they last two years ... switched to Walmart ... they seem to...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-31-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By skigramp
We have a sleep number mattress in our 2004...

We have a sleep number mattress in our 2004 Journey.

The remotes have a small window in them ... nothing shows in the display until the UP or DOWN arrow are pushed.

The pump is located in...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-26-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By skigramp
What Mark said ... It will probably take...

What Mark said ...

It will probably take you longer to get out your drill, pop rivet gun, and string (and to put them all away) than it will to replace the latch

A job started ... is half...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-26-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By skigramp
Pastor ... I suggest that you study the...

Pastor ...

I suggest that you study the map between Iowa and Arizona ... notice where all the north-south interstates cross the east-west interstates ... then collect weather information at...
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