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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-04-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,835
Posted By ernest917
Portable generators

Thanks Marine!!!

Couldn’t have said it better myself....

Buying a generator for your camper is an obvious “extra” and one that can stretch a family’s already stretched budget....

Not...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-31-2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By ernest917
In March we went from a Class A DP to a 5th...

In March we went from a Class A DP to a 5th wheel... Our move was motivated by wife’s health...

We lucked into a one-owner 42’ Heartland Bighorn with 5 slides with a front living/rear bedroom...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-28-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,835
Posted By ernest917
“Cheap is neat and you get what you pay...

“Cheap is neat and you get what you pay for”??????

Hopefully not all “Honda” owners are as pompous as you appear to be!!!

Forgive me for being offended by your attitude but there actually are...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-28-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By ernest917
I installed the 5.5gpm version of the same...

I installed the 5.5gpm version of the same pump!!!! Love it!!!
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-27-2022, 11:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By ernest917
BPTS.... Did that very thing.... Took...

BPTS....

Did that very thing.... Took about 5 hour per instructions....
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-25-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By ernest917
I took delivery of this beauty today....371984 ...

I took delivery of this beauty today....371984
371985

Champion 4500 dual fuel super quiet electric start....

Took about 15 mins to set it up (remove 4 shipping bolts from underneath, hook up...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-25-2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,835
Posted By ernest917
Nite hawk... Pictures???

Nite hawk...

Pictures???
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-25-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,835
Posted By ernest917
Got my new generator today... Did the 5...

Got my new generator today...

Did the 5 hr break in and filled with 5W30 synthetic oil....

Was very impressed with how quiet it is.....
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-25-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,835
Posted By ernest917
Thanks guys.... That’s kinda what I...

Thanks guys....

That’s kinda what I thought...

Didn’t know about dead battery and pull start tho....
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-24-2022, 11:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,835
Posted By ernest917
I have a Bighorn 5th wheel here in “toasty”...

I have a Bighorn 5th wheel here in “toasty” Texas...

Our power grid is always suspect when put under stress so I wanted a portable “enclosed” generator to relieve some of my stress...

I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-22-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,851
Posted By ernest917
I’ve ordered a Champion 4500 dual fuel electric...

I’ve ordered a Champion 4500 dual fuel electric start super quiet generator to use in our Bighorn....

Super quiet and will run for 21 hrs on propane.....

It comes RV ready and should do...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-22-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By ernest917
We made your move 3 months ago - Class A to 5th...

We made your move 3 months ago - Class A to 5th wheel...

We now live in out 42’ Heartland Bighorn full time and so far it’s been a nice transition!!!!
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-22-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,835
Posted By ernest917
Good grief!!!! As the OP, I didn’t start this...

Good grief!!!! As the OP, I didn’t start this thread to have a battle between Honda and everyone else!!!!

All I wanted was input from folks actually using their generator in a camping...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-21-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,835
Posted By ernest917
Portable generators

Anyone use a Champion Power Equipment 200988 4500-Watt Dual Fuel RV Ready Portable Inverter Generator, Electric Start while camping????
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-11-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By ernest917
Wouldn’t an entire roof sprayed with bed liner...

Wouldn’t an entire roof sprayed with bed liner add a lot of weight????

I have it sprayed on the lower front panel on the front of our Berk....

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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-18-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By ernest917
Resealing the roof

Recently purchased a 2015 Heartland Bighorn 5er and so far am extremely pleased with it...

I’ve decided to err on the side of caution and have the entire roof cleaned and totally resealed using...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-18-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By ernest917
That stuff is lethal..... Same thing happened to...

That stuff is lethal..... Same thing happened to me - replaced entire fridge....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-03-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By ernest917
New to us Heartland Bighorn

Finally coming off the road from traveling in our Class A Berkshire Diesel Pusher and are setting into a 2015 5th wheel....

Moving everything from the MH to the trailer has quickly turned into a...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-04-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,980
Posted By ernest917
We arrive in that area 5/15 and will set up camp...

We arrive in that area 5/15 and will set up camp in the Gros Ventre NP CG where we’ll be for 8 nites... Since it’ll still be chilly when we arrive, we’ve opted for a site with electricity... We...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-27-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,471
Posted By ernest917
Trip Routing

After almost 25+ years of traveling by RV (10 yrs seasonal; last 5 yrs full-time) I consider myself sort of an expert at trip planning...

I’m currently in the middle of routing/planning our...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-06-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By ernest917
I’ve been using those plugs with 250 watt ceramic...

I’ve been using those plugs with 250 watt ceramic heaters in my basement for years.... So far great success...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-29-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,555
Posted By ernest917
Oh - I failed to mention that we are staying at...

Oh - I failed to mention that we are staying at one of our all-time favorite CG’s in Lakeview, OR - Junipers Reservoir RV Resort.....

It’s a CG on an actual working 5,000 ranch with view to die...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-29-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,555
Posted By ernest917
Reservation games

FWI: I’ve now firmed up reservations beginning 5/3/21 thru 7/2/21....

They range from private CG’s from TX to WY... Once we arrive in WY our reservations are as follows: Jackson Hole - Gros...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-27-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,735
Posted By ernest917
I have a MBE900 series in my coach and love it......

I have a MBE900 series in my coach and love it... MPG is amazing and the torque is impressive!!!!!

Been driving it for 10 years and wouldn’t hesitate to buy another coach with same engine....,
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-25-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,555
Posted By ernest917
Recreation.gov

I personally like the fact that I can now use this app to book my reservations in these difficult to book CG’s...

In the past I had to wait until midnight Jan 1 to begin the process of calling...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-18-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,277
Posted By ernest917
Gas Pump

I’ve personally experienced that while using the diesel drive through with my 40’ coach towing and I had another truck in line behind me.... had a trucker fill his tanks then go inside for what...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-15-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By ernest917
I don’t believe it actually says “heat” or at...

I don’t believe it actually says “heat” or at least mine doesn’t.....

You’ll see choices of cool, fan, heat pump (if your coach has them) and furnace....
Forum: Full-Timers 10-11-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,605
Posted By ernest917
Obviously full-timing isn’t for everyone.... BUT...

Obviously full-timing isn’t for everyone.... BUT - after about 6 years of seasonal RVing we made the decision to sell and go full-time!!!

Haven’t regretted it a single moment!!!!

We approach...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By ernest917
We have a 2008 Berkshire that we’ve had for 10...

We have a 2008 Berkshire that we’ve had for 10 years and absolutely LOVE her....

We currently full-time in her and have 83K miles on her....

No matter what coach you decide on, I promise you...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,048
Posted By ernest917
I too have heated tanks plus a heated water hose...

I too have heated tanks plus a heated water hose BUT I carry multiple small 250 watt ceramic heaters - just in case...

We had nite temps in single digits with daytime temps below freezing for 6...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-06-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By ernest917
Constant beeping

Constant beeping
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-06-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By ernest917
Constant buzz when in drive

One I shift to drive a have a steady buzz.... can’t figure out what’s causing it....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-21-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,815
Posted By ernest917
Heat pump HEATS..... I have heat pumps on both...

Heat pump HEATS..... I have heat pumps on both front/rear units and CANNOT run heat pump AND ac at the same time!!!!

When it’s 100+ degrees outside, cooling down a class A becomes an issue -...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-07-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,811
Posted By ernest917
I NEVER use gas stations for my diesel.... ...

I NEVER use gas stations for my diesel....

Driving a 40’ pusher it’s sooooo much easier to buy fuel ONLY from truck stops thru truck lanes.....

Your Garmin can locate truck stops...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-30-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,767
Posted By ernest917
We have CoachNet and absolutely love it.... (it...

We have CoachNet and absolutely love it.... (it comes with free roadside assistance)

It’s saved us $1,000’s of dollars and has always been something we can depend on....

We bought a five year...
Forum: Workkamping & Volunteering 04-29-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,345
Posted By ernest917
A little FYI: After applying for numerous...

A little FYI:

After applying for numerous positions I was offered 2 different jobs in Yellowstone NP this summer....

Turns out neither was as was advertised!!!!

One was working in one of the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-29-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 17,899
Posted By ernest917
I always follow truck lanes - rest areas, truck...

I always follow truck lanes - rest areas, truck stops, etc....

I buy my fuel at truck stops and go thru truck lanes.....

I fill up quickly and move out of the way of the drivers..... They are...
Forum: Workkamping & Volunteering 04-08-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,886
Posted By ernest917
One more point - our Summer CG has a daily rate...

One more point - our Summer CG has a daily rate of $40.... I figure I’m saving about $1,200 a month by “helping out” there....

In addition to not burning diesel, I figure I’m actually coming...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-05-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,044
Posted By ernest917
I have the 340HP Mercedes BUT I have it paired...

I have the 340HP Mercedes BUT I have it paired with an Allison 3000 transmission .....

That transmission paired with the 1,000lbs of torque from my Mercedes get me up most grades at a respectable...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-02-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,188
Posted By ernest917
It just makes sense to me that you’d want the...

It just makes sense to me that you’d want the coach level BEFORE you open the slides...

If your coach isn’t level and you open the slides, there the chance of twisting or binding an extended...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-29-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,520
Posted By ernest917
My last two were bought off the internet - one...

My last two were bought off the internet - one from a dealer in Antigo, WS and our current coach from a dealer in Tampa, FL....

Both were deals I was afraid I’d lose if I messed around so I made...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-27-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,246
Posted By ernest917
We full-time in our Class A coach and if it cost...

We full-time in our Class A coach and if it cost almost $4K a month as was mentioned in one of the earliest texts on this tread, we couldn’t afford it.....

We have been “wintering - 4 months” in a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-24-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By ernest917
Sorry.... no way I’d rent my rig to folks that...

Sorry.... no way I’d rent my rig to folks that possibly have zero experience dealing with a class A coach....

Just driving one isn’t for the inexperienced in my opinion....

I’ve observed how...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-22-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,227
Posted By ernest917
Wonder if they could be heated (hair dryer/heat...

Wonder if they could be heated (hair dryer/heat gun) then stretched back into place????
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-20-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By ernest917
House batteries and sub freezing weather

Can 3-4 days of sub freezing (8 -12 degrees at times) screw up house batteries????

I have 4 - 6V golf cart batteries I purchased new almost 2 years ago and now they won’t start my generator even...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-19-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By ernest917
We hit the road April 1 headed for Millinocket,...

We hit the road April 1 headed for Millinocket, ME where we’ll spend 5 months as workkampers at a beautiful CG close to the ME wilderness....

Weather permitting, we hope to arrive by May 7.....
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-19-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By ernest917
Been to Yellowstone 10 times and IMOH April is...

Been to Yellowstone 10 times and IMOH April is too early....

Most everything will be closed so there won’t be much to do.... In addition, some roads will be closed also, so that will limit what...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-18-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By ernest917
We had same thing happen when we camped in...

We had same thing happen when we camped in Sevierville, TN....

Stayed there for two weeks and we ended up throwing dang things out of our coach for next 3-4 months all over the country!!!!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-16-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By ernest917
321516 Here’s mine.... it comes all the...

321516

Here’s mine.... it comes all the way out past the open MH slide....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-06-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By ernest917
Only one app in my humble but correct...

Only one app in my humble but correct opinion....,

Allstays!!!!!

We full-time and have used this app exclusively!!!!!

It provides EVERYTHING you’ll need to plan/route your trip....

Check...
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