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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-24-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By TbearKline
BlueOx vs ProPride 3P Sway Elimination Hitch (3P install + thoughts)

I subscribe to Jay Bates wood working site and he just did an interesting video installing the ProPride 3P after buying a new trailer with a BlueOx hitch. Also does some comparison of the two. I...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-28-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By TbearKline
I use Windy.com As it has the different weather...

I use Windy.com As it has the different weather forecast models for the upcoming 10 days. It can give you a good idea of what type of weather you are driving into - Wind, Rain, Snow, etc. Or if...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-10-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,881
Posted By TbearKline
The mesh guard works for me.

The mesh guard works for me.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-17-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,245
Posted By TbearKline
Wow! That makes sense. I am here at the FMCA...

Wow! That makes sense. I am here at the FMCA rally in Minot ND with about 1700 other rigs. Yes we are parked in lot O with a couple of hundred others so the explanation of interference from a...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-17-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,245
Posted By TbearKline
TST 507 giving bizarre pressures like 500 PSI

What's going on? I've been using the TST 507 for several years, no problems. Now all of a sudden I turn it on and 3 - 4 tires will alert with 500, 504 or 444 PSI. Turn it off and back on and then...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-11-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By TbearKline
Don't know, but I would give Winnebago Service...

Don't know, but I would give Winnebago Service Support a call tomorrow. They have helped me figure out something several times and would have the diagrams too.

Here's the number, you only need...
Forum: Winnebago International Travelers Club (WIT) 05-14-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By TbearKline
Thanks Skip, yes I've concluded the 4 yr old...

Thanks Skip, yes I've concluded the 4 yr old would not enjoy more than a day. We will wait a few years before bringing them.
Forum: Winnebago International Travelers Club (WIT) 04-05-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By TbearKline
Well, I guess based on your signature line not...

Well, I guess based on your signature line not having a Winnebago, GNR could be Guns N Roses :confused: But I'm referring to the 2018 Winnebago GNR (Grand National Rally) in Forest City, Iowa.
Forum: Winnebago International Travelers Club (WIT) 04-03-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By TbearKline
2018 GNR with kids?

We have never gone to the GNR and thinking about this year but will have the grandkids that week. 4 and 8 year old girls. What kind of activities are there for kids. Not knowing how things work, I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-18-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By TbearKline
I purchased the Maximum earlier this year. I've...

I purchased the Maximum earlier this year. I've had some problems positioning the inside antenna to keep the booster "happy". But, can say in weak areas, or where you normally get little or nothing...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-18-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,020
Posted By TbearKline
Arizona Fuel tax

I've read some posts on the FMCA forums indicate that Arizona has a two tier diesel fuel tax. (in 2014) 18 cents/gallon for light cars and trucks and 26 cents for heavies. This means, according to...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-17-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,968
Posted By TbearKline
Any update?

Just wondering if your problem has ever been resolved.

I had problems with my OTA reception that turned out to be LED light bulbs causing interference. A very real thing, close stations worked...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-21-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,378
Posted By TbearKline
Agree with your frustration. I once had a...

Agree with your frustration. I once had a discussion with a maintenance person at a CG as he was working on a sewer broken sewer pipe. He was insistent it had to be higher so RVs see it and not run...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-14-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By TbearKline
Have you done any maintenance on the rubber...

Have you done any maintenance on the rubber seals? I'd recommend getting some 303 and conditioning every rubber seal you can get to.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-13-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,332
Posted By TbearKline
I've got to think a repair on the body would be...

I've got to think a repair on the body would be very expensive or problematic to the integrity of the unit. I'm sure it's just me or our generation that would think about issues like this.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-05-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,077
Posted By TbearKline
I bought from Amazon and ran into problems with...

I bought from Amazon and ran into problems with TV interference. Basically cheap LED bulbs are cheap for a reason. If they are not FCC certified beware they will likely interfere with Broadcast TV....
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-14-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By TbearKline
I struggled with what to buy for a warranty or...

I struggled with what to buy for a warranty or "service agreement" I read about the pros and cons and chances are you will not need the warranty. They are expensive but I looked at it as peace of...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-26-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,198
Posted By TbearKline
Warranty Update

Well, the warranty company accepted 3 of the 4 hours of diagnostics. I understand where they are coming from in reading the repair summary it is not clear why it took 4 hours to find the problem. ...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-24-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,198
Posted By TbearKline
Update

Well I was unable to find the issue myself, so took it to istate trucks in Blaine MN. After 4 hours of diagnostics they found a $6 relay in the ignition system faulty. The total bill comes to $712....
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-22-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,198
Posted By TbearKline
Engine won't shut off...

The short version of the problem:
When I shut off the ignition the engine keeps running. But found if I hit the brakes once or twice sometimes three times the engine will stop when my foot comes...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-09-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,622
Posted By TbearKline
Not only is it not as safe to tow without brakes...

Not only is it not as safe to tow without brakes (longer braking distance), you open yourself up to a lawsuit if involved in an accident.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-09-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By TbearKline
Tried pushing from the back, still will not budge.

Tried pushing from the back, still will not budge.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-08-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By TbearKline
Still strange

I do not doubt it may be two unrelated issues, but they both fixed themselves again. My next step is to look into the engine batteries closer, may pull them, check electrolyte, clean terminals, etc....
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-05-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By TbearKline
Radio & Step electrical issue? Help...

I have a 2013 Journey 40u that is now experiencing some unexplained issues.
I picked up the unit a week ago from the dealer after some external repair to the rear cap and the steps would not...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-26-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By TbearKline
I forgot, I actually had an inspection before the...

I forgot, I actually had an inspection before the extended warranty was approved. He was thorough too, and did not find the leak.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-26-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By TbearKline
I don't think a private inspection would have...

I don't think a private inspection would have changed much unless he/she would have found the leak in the slide. That would have changed the deal with the dealer or I possibly would not have...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-26-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By TbearKline
Buying Used from a Dealer

Iíve read several threads about the wisdom of buying from a dealer versus a private seller as well as new versus used. My latest purchase was a 2013 Winnebago Journey 40u from a dealer. Not to say...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-25-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By TbearKline
Did you find it yet?

I have a 2013 Journey 40u and had a similar problem finding the connector. It's there... My son found it on the left side up by the firewall (close to the side wall). I looked there several times,...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-10-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By TbearKline
Thanks for the reply. Found the connector...

Thanks for the reply.

Found the connector today, it was pushed up on the left side, wires coming from the hole behind the foot rest. A blank connector was attached, but I had already bought one...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-09-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By TbearKline
2014 Journey 40U Looking for Brake Controller connection

Just bought a 2013 Journey 40U and I want to connect my brake controller (for electric brakes on tow dolly). I've searched several threads and seems the earlier models have the connector under the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-28-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Posted By TbearKline
So now you know the steering wheel needs to be...

So now you know the steering wheel needs to be locked.

The height of the trailer hitch / ball is important for how the tow dolly handles behind the MH. Also, if too high the ramps will be low to...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-27-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Posted By TbearKline
#3 - Yes if you have a swivel plate on the tow...

#3 - Yes if you have a swivel plate on the tow dolly, you will need to lock your steering wheel. Depending on the car either the ignition will lock the steering or you will have to strap it down. ...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-07-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,834
Posted By TbearKline
Thanks Lass. I'll get a pair of of Wheel Master...

Thanks Lass. I'll get a pair of of Wheel Master extensions..
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-07-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,834
Posted By TbearKline
Click on for larger view

Click on for larger view
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-07-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,834
Posted By TbearKline
Jim, you are right on. I pulled the valve stem...

Jim, you are right on. I pulled the valve stem and it is in the extension (should have figured that out). So it explains why when you pull the stem no air is released as the valve on the tire is...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-07-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,834
Posted By TbearKline
Ok, I'm still wondering why I might need the...

Ok, I'm still wondering why I might need the repeater or antenna.

The dual tire sensor is on the same side as the outside tire sensor (the valve comes through to the outside), and basically...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-07-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,834
Posted By TbearKline
I don't think I need a repeater or antenna as the...

I don't think I need a repeater or antenna as the sensor is on the outside and I can pick up the tow dolly behind the MH just fine.

I'm wondering if the stem is off center or something. I am...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-06-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,834
Posted By TbearKline
Do you know if the tire has a Equal type...

Do you know if the tire has a Equal type balancing powder in it?
Nope, bought it from a dealer no idea about the history of the tires.

Did they try and inflate the tire with the stem out? Did...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-06-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,727
Posted By TbearKline
85 gallons

85 gallons
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-06-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,834
Posted By TbearKline
TST 507 tire monitor not working on one tire

I've just purchased a Winnebago Journey and moved my TST 507 and sensors from my old rig to the new. One tire does not work with the sensor. I've been using the TST 507 for several years without...
Forum: Going Green 04-09-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,077
Posted By TbearKline
Thanks for all the advice. I'm going to move...

Thanks for all the advice. I'm going to move slowly and think about this for a bit.... The MH is still in storage, I hope to get it ready to go on a trip to Utah in a couple of weeks.

I've...
Forum: Going Green 03-30-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,077
Posted By TbearKline
Yes, wiring in series would allow a using a 10 ga...

Yes, wiring in series would allow a using a 10 ga wire, but at the expense of an MPPT controller is much more than the cost of 8/2 cable. Now, I'm not familiar with with a 30ft 8awg cord, but the...
Forum: Going Green 03-30-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,077
Posted By TbearKline
I'm planning 200w around 10amps and at least 30...

I'm planning 200w around 10amps and at least 30 feet. To avoid loss it is what I'm finding.
Forum: Going Green 03-30-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,077
Posted By TbearKline
No, wind is not a good option, cannot we do not...

No, wind is not a good option, cannot we do not have consistent wind and would have to get above the tree canopy.

I like all the suggestions. Buying another small generator is a good option, but...
Forum: Going Green 03-27-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,077
Posted By TbearKline
I don't think I ever get below 50% in a single...

I don't think I ever get below 50% in a single day. Plus running the generator in the morning for half an hour to an hour when turning the thermostat up as well might put enough in bulk mode to make...
Forum: Going Green 03-26-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,077
Posted By TbearKline
Portable Solar

I have been reading and browsing forums to find a good solar solution for my MH / camping. I am open to reviews / suggestions and I have some questions.

Iíll start with why I want to go portable....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-19-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,297
Posted By TbearKline
Where have you mounted the camera in a MH? I'm...

Where have you mounted the camera in a MH? I'm thinking if up high on the windshield it would not work with the shade as it would interfere when down or used for shading the sun. Low below the dash...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-03-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,567
Posted By TbearKline
NapaBeth Did you ever find the fuse? I seem to...

NapaBeth Did you ever find the fuse? I seem to run into the same problem from time to time. On my 2011 SW it is in the fuse box in the compartment on top of the LP tank. It is a circuit breaker...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-23-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,896
Posted By TbearKline
I had my Generator burn up in January. Sounds...

I had my Generator burn up in January. Sounds like the same thing, I was exercising the Gen and it started smoking then stopped. You can get the error code, I think mine was 45. I took the MH to...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-20-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,983
Posted By TbearKline
We tow a Prius and the steering does not lock...

We tow a Prius and the steering does not lock either. Found taking a tie down strap from the steering wheel to the brake pedal works great.
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