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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-01-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By gripper
No,No,No....... Turn the gas off first!

No,No,No....... Turn the gas off first!
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-20-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By gripper
I have an F150, that I wanted to tow. I didn't...

I have an F150, that I wanted to tow. I didn't like the business of crawling under the truck and disconnecting the driveshaft, at the universal, each time I wanted to go or when I stopped, at the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-22-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By gripper
Just to update my initial post, I now, have...

Just to update my initial post, I now, have working lights on my toad:dance:

However, I was unable to make the wireless lights work! I had to return the lights, for a refund. Then, I re-wired the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-14-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By gripper
My Fleetwood is on a Spartan chassis. Except for...

My Fleetwood is on a Spartan chassis. Except for the turn signals, all of my lights (on the RV), will work, without turning the key on.

I have switched my setup back to the type of cable that...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-14-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By gripper
My Fleetwood is on a Spartan chassis. Except for...

My Fleetwood is on a Spartan chassis. Except for the turn signals, all of my lights will work, without turning the key on.

I have switched my setup back to the type of cable that only has 4 pins...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-13-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By gripper
Mackwrench: My electrical bay doesn't have...

Mackwrench:

My electrical bay doesn't have the fusebox, that you pictured. However, I have a panel under my dash (adjacent to my main fuse panel that I spoke of above), that looks very much like...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-10-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By gripper
BFlinn181: "Since your fuse panel is hard to...

BFlinn181:
"Since your fuse panel is hard to see and access, You might replace the fuses (all at once or as needed) with Indicator fuses that glow when bad. They make things simple when you suspect...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-09-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By gripper
Ok, I was thinking fuse panel, because I can't...

Ok, I was thinking fuse panel, because I can't imagine where the mfg. would have put another brake light fuse. I don't think there is a brake light fuse in the electrical compartment, I just spent...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-09-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By gripper
BFlinn181, I checked the compartment, forward of...

BFlinn181, I checked the compartment, forward of the driver's position, but no fuse panel. Macwrench, I have always known about the fuse panel under the dash. Mine is not located where you stated,...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-09-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By gripper
Thank You Bigd9!!!!!! When you showed me a...

Thank You Bigd9!!!!!! When you showed me a picture of the fuse, I remembered seeing something like that on the fuse panel, adjacent to the brake light fuses. I had seen it before, but since it was a...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-07-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By gripper
Thanks, I will definitely look under the seat. I...

Thanks, I will definitely look under the seat. I did find fuses for the chassis lights, under the dash, and replaced 3 fuses. I wonder if there are two places for the same fuses? Yesterday, I checked...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-05-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,180
Posted By gripper
Brake Lights don't work!

Somehow, my brake lights quit working. I checked the fuse panel, under the dash, and replaced the fuse. However, the fuse has no power, as my test light doesn't light when I test the fuse. Anyone...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-04-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By gripper
Since I was on last, I have been doing a lot of...

Since I was on last, I have been doing a lot of searching for the fuses, that control the lighting, for towing. I did find a group of what appears to be trailer light hookups. I found them in my...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-01-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By gripper
Yes, I do have some extra fuse boxes, in my shore...

Yes, I do have some extra fuse boxes, in my shore power bay. I have replaced a slide out fuse there, when a slide wouldn't work. So thank you both. I will check that area more thoroughly, today or...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-31-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By gripper
Installing new, Wireless Toad Lights

I just purchased a set of wireless lights, for my "toad". Bought them online, from "etrailer" to replace the 9 year old, system installed by Camping World. The old lights quit working, awhile ago.
...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-05-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,254
Posted By gripper
I replaced mine, several years ago. I just...

I replaced mine, several years ago. I just searched the Internet, for MH parts and supplies and found one. Can't remember the company's name, but it was a common name. Did you try Ebay RV Parts?
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-06-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By gripper
You might want to check with the dealer or repair...

You might want to check with the dealer or repair shop, about the cost of replacing a wheel bearing. I have a 2008 Saturn Vue, that I pull, 4-down, behind my coach. Last December, I needed a right...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-06-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,320
Posted By gripper
Last year, I had a water leak, just as you...

Last year, I had a water leak, just as you describe. It appeared to be above my fuel tank, which is located about the center of the coach and under the frame. It was fresh water and over a few days,...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-01-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By gripper
Thanks B. Bob, I will try what you suggested. ...

Thanks B. Bob, I will try what you suggested. Gripper
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-29-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By gripper
B. Bob; How did you download Google Maps? I...

B. Bob; How did you download Google Maps? I looked for it in my Apps programs, in Google and Google Chrome, but couldn't find it. I have been trying to find a good replacement for MS Streets &...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 02-22-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By gripper
A couple of years ago, we took an enjoyable trip,...

A couple of years ago, we took an enjoyable trip, to the West, from Florida. We went North to Upper Michigan and took Hwy #2, all across the top of the USA, to Montana and to the Glacier National...
Forum: iRV2 Member Memorial 02-10-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,802
Posted By gripper
So sorry for your loss, Roger. May your Claire...

So sorry for your loss, Roger. May your Claire rest in peace. My Mary and I have also been together for 59 years.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 02-02-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By gripper
Check the level of hydraulic fluid. Mine won't...

Check the level of hydraulic fluid. Mine won't retract, if it's low.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-11-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,536
Posted By gripper
The Tech might not have spent 20 minutes to "do...

The Tech might not have spent 20 minutes to "do it right", but I'd be willing to bet they charged an hour to do the job! Once, I requested that one of my headlights, high beam be repaired, (among...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-08-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,211
Posted By gripper
Our emergency exit, is out the bedroom window, on...

Our emergency exit, is out the bedroom window, on the driver's side. The drop, from the window is about 6', to the ground. I'm 77 years old, but I think I could make the drop ok. However, the DW is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-30-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By gripper
Call "Rob", at the A & A Mobile RV Repair...

Call "Rob", at the A & A Mobile RV Repair service, in the Plant City area of East Hillsborough County, (813)-967-6459. They have come to my rescue several times and I highly recommend them to inspect...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 12-30-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 74,128
Posted By gripper
There was this blond, helping to repair the wood...

There was this blond, helping to repair the wood siding on her blond friend's house and as she nailed the sheeting on the wall, she would pick up each nail and examine it very closely, tossing away...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-28-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,860
Posted By gripper
Not since I installed a "wind vane" type of cover...

Not since I installed a "wind vane" type of cover on my vent pipe and started using "Happy Camper"!
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-28-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,495
Posted By gripper
If you want more, detailed info, just run a...

If you want more, detailed info, just run a search on Residential installations or Norcold (commonly called Notcold) replacements. You will find quite a lot of postings on the plus & minuses of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-18-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,163
Posted By gripper
My Providence, has a storage compartment, just...

My Providence, has a storage compartment, just behind the right rear dual wheels. This compartment was built for storing a spare and has all the gear to hold the tire steady, while traveling. Gripper
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-17-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,163
Posted By gripper
About 2 years ago, I had a blowout on the right...

About 2 years ago, I had a blowout on the right rear, inside duals. The tire shredded the storage compartment, directly in front of the duals. I carry a spare (tire only) and have Good Sam, Road...
Forum: Boondocking 12-16-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,985
Posted By gripper
When we were first married, years ago, we rented...

When we were first married, years ago, we rented a small, over-the-garage apartment that had a gas heater. We also, had a small dog with us. One cold night, we went off to visit, leaving the heater...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-10-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,783
Posted By gripper
Have you used your outside shower lately? Both...

Have you used your outside shower lately? Both valves (hot and cold) must be completely turned off or the cold water will keep flowing thru the hot water lines, thus, no hot water/no shower tonight.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-11-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By gripper
Welcome, David, to IRV2. Log onto "RV Park...

Welcome, David, to IRV2. Log onto "RV Park Reviews" and select any city in Texas. You will get a lot of information there, along with other RV'ers opinions of the camps.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 11-06-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,221
Posted By gripper
Funny that you should ask that! I was just...

Funny that you should ask that! I was just browsing in Ebay yesterday, checking out cargo trailers for sale, when I ran across just what you ask for, a honey wagon that can be towed behind your car...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-22-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,304
Posted By gripper
My Saturn Vue, does not register any miles, I...

My Saturn Vue, does not register any miles, I believe it's because I pull the fuse, for the dash instruments, each time I hook up. However, the fuse dose not disconnect "everything", such as the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-11-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,967
Posted By gripper
Congrats! You must be very proud! We bought our...

Congrats! You must be very proud! We bought our Fleetwood 8 years ago and are still, enjoying it. Safe travels!
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-03-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By gripper
If you haven't seen "The Alamo" or the...

If you haven't seen "The Alamo" or the "RiverWalk" lately or at all, then my vote would be for San Antonio.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-31-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By gripper
My sentiments exactly. I finally bought a...

My sentiments exactly. I finally bought a residential unit, for about $800 (I believe the new Norcolds are selling for about $5,000). I went to my dealer and paid them $1,800 to install it for me....
Forum: Cummins Engines 07-19-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,454
Posted By gripper
I have a Fleetwood DP and I have to pull up the...

I have a Fleetwood DP and I have to pull up the bedroom closet floor (it's designed that way), to get to the engine and S - Belt. I let a Catipillar shop do it once and it cost me $900. Mostly labor...
Forum: New Member Check-In 07-14-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By gripper
Welcome Casey & Diane (reminds me of a little...

Welcome Casey & Diane (reminds me of a little ditty or song).
Your TT is like my brother's. His wife used to complain about the size of theirs. She used to say "you can't even swing a cat in here"!...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-08-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,308
Posted By gripper
Take a look at the Chevy Equinox. They are set up...

Take a look at the Chevy Equinox. They are set up for towing and are the successor to the Saturn Vue, which I have been towing, since '08, with no problems. Even a used Saturn, if in generally good...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-17-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By gripper
I had the same problem, with my ginny, last week....

I had the same problem, with my ginny, last week. It has always started for me when I needed it. Last week, it was very hot outside, and the dash AC wasn't cooling the coach very well. This happened...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-16-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By gripper
I have an '05 Fleetwood, that had the same issue....

I have an '05 Fleetwood, that had the same issue. I had to call a mobile RV service guy, who showed me a blown 20 amp fuse, which was located in the left rear storage/electrical compartment, with the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-02-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,621
Posted By gripper
My RV, is a 2005, Fleetwood Providence. The first...

My RV, is a 2005, Fleetwood Providence. The first and last coach that I will ever buy. I'll be 77 this year, and the coach is just perfect for us and is in great condition. It had about 8,000 miles,...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-26-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By gripper
If you have an outside shower, you might check to...

If you have an outside shower, you might check to see if both valves are closed, not just the valve at the end of the hose. If they are open, the cold water will intrude into the hot water line. That...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-23-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,445
Posted By gripper
I think they just wanted to make a quick $1000...

I think they just wanted to make a quick $1000 bucks, because I did not ask them to check the roof. They just routinely climb up and see if there is money there for them.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-22-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,445
Posted By gripper
$395 for cleaning and re-sealing a rubber roof...

$395 for cleaning and re-sealing a rubber roof doesn't sound too bad, compared to what Lazy Days, in Tampa wanted, the last time I had my MH in, for service. They wanted $1,000 to do it! I said, no...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-30-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,368
Posted By gripper
Geico just renewed my policy on my MH, including...

Geico just renewed my policy on my MH, including 2 cars, for about $1020, and I had a claim last year! I'm still pleased with them. I switched from "Progressive", about 2 years ago, when they wanted...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-30-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,497
Posted By gripper
To answer your question "is this normal?" Yes, it...

To answer your question "is this normal?" Yes, it is. You gave up your best weapon/leaverage, when you took delivery, without having all the deficiencies fixed first. Now, you have to "get in line",...
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