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Forum: Winnebago International Travelers Club (WIT) 01-20-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,168
Posted By Ding-a-ling
We will be attending along with two of our...

We will be attending along with two of our Winnebago traveling friends.

Frank F.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-20-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By Ding-a-ling
When I bought my MH in 2005 (with no spare) I...

When I bought my MH in 2005 (with no spare) I decided to buy a spare to carry with me. Wrapped it in plastic-on-a-spool from Home Depot and with three nylon cargo straps secured it between the...
Forum: Test Your Changes 01-20-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Test

This is only a test......
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-20-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,127
Posted By Ding-a-ling
We bought a 2014 Winnie Vista 35F last April at...

We bought a 2014 Winnie Vista 35F last April at Lazydays in Florida. The sales rep we dealt with is Kurt Ardalan - a very knowledgeable guy - and personable. No hype or pressure.

Call him at...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-07-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Hello there! Here is a link for the group in...

Hello there!
Here is a link for the group in NH.
WIT Club - Clubs & Chapters (https://www.witclub.com/clubs_and_chapters/nh/)
Call the contact person for more info - checkout the WIT Club website...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-22-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By Ding-a-ling
There is Tallahassee East KOA and a Tallahassee...

There is Tallahassee East KOA and a Tallahassee West (Chattahoochee KOA).

Don't forget you lose an hour coming east from LA.

FJF
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-03-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Some time back, I attended an Onan seminar. The...

Some time back, I attended an Onan seminar. The presenter said it is rare for them to see a generator in for repairs due to excessive hours. Most problems are caused by low hours.
His advice? ...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-29-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,795
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Yep.... A couple years ago we were at HWH for a...

Yep.... A couple years ago we were at HWH for a shuttle valve problem. On the mechanic's tool cart was a can of WD-40. He said that's what they use.

Frank F.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-29-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,655
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Definitely! If your travels take you to I-81 in...

Definitely!
If your travels take you to I-81 in VA or PA, that is the best route to CT and points East.

FJF
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-29-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,655
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Bob, Yes, DE-1, part of I-476 and the TZ...

Bob,
Yes, DE-1, part of I-476 and the TZ Eastbound are toll roads. I have an EZPass and really don't remember checking my account to find the charges. With what we pay for fuel, I will tke the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-27-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Yes. There is a rocker switch labeled (I think)...

Yes. There is a rocker switch labeled (I think) Chassis/House. When on Chassis the ign. key must be in AUX to play radio. In Chassis the BATT DISC switch must be disabled (OFF) to allow power from...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-27-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,655
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Bob, I used to live in the Allentown, PA area. ...

Bob,
I used to live in the Allentown, PA area. IMHO your best route is:

Easton to Denton, MD to Harrington, DE and US-13N.
US-13 N to DE 1 near Dover.
DE 1 to I-95N
I-95N to I-476N south of...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-27-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By Ding-a-ling
If you will cross to BC from WA take the crossing...

If you will cross to BC from WA take the crossing at Sumas, WA, less traffic. Easy access to TC 1 and north into BC.

FJF
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-27-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,958
Posted By Ding-a-ling
We stayed there with a Winnebago tour and never...

We stayed there with a Winnebago tour and never felt threatened in any way. As conveniently located to Graceland as you could want, on a major thoroughfare and not too far off the interstates.
...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-27-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Yes, public parking near the train station, for a...

Yes, public parking near the train station, for a fee. Walk through town and enjoy looking at the restored buildings - shop, have lunch, get an ice cream cone. Perhaps take a tour of the Asa Packer...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-23-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Ding-a-ling
I have, at least twice, bought a plain hose (no...

I have, at least twice, bought a plain hose (no fittings) and attached it to the original Winnie discharge with the valve in it.
You may need a small pair of wire cutters to get the old one off. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-22-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,631
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Last year, on I-10 west of Tallahassee, FL, my...

Last year, on I-10 west of Tallahassee, FL, my hydraulically activated parking brake came on while moving down the highway. Was able to get off on the shoulder while still rolling. First question CN...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-25-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,548
Posted By Ding-a-ling
As a former American Civil War re-enactor (96th...

As a former American Civil War re-enactor (96th Penna. Vol. Inf.) I participated in many of the 125th anniversary events. I cannot stress how big a deal this one will be.
Annual Gettysburg Civil...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-22-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,566
Posted By Ding-a-ling
[QUOTE The one to avoid is Parkview Mobile Home...

[QUOTE The one to avoid is Parkview Mobile Home and RV Park. This reviewer summed it up nicely; "This is a slap your neck red and put in a plug of chew type park....."
QUOTE]

Ditto that...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-16-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,842
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Isn't virtually all of the lighting in the coach...

Isn't virtually all of the lighting in the coach living area 12VDC? That is provided by the converter/house batteries which is disconnected when the switch is OFF.

Frank F.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-16-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Travelling I-80 can be boring going through the...

Travelling I-80 can be boring going through the Great Plains, but here is a worthwhile stop: Great Platte River Road Archway: Home (https://archway.org) It a superb museum at Kearney, NE, a two-level...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-16-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Just about 4 miles south on US 27 after the FL...

Just about 4 miles south on US 27 after the FL tpke exit is the Bees RV Resort, 20260 US 27, Clermont, FL. That may be what you are looking for. We've been there a few times, not bad. Bee's RV...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-05-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By Ding-a-ling
I would concur - this is the least complicated...

I would concur - this is the least complicated route. Probably similar mileage to the one I proposed above.

Frank F.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-01-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By Ding-a-ling
FWIW.... A driving coach where we bought...

FWIW....

A driving coach where we bought our MH said that when turning a corner, turn the steering wheel only when your seat is physically aligned with the edge of the road you are turning into. ...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-01-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Well, from SoCal to NE, the most direct, least...

Well, from SoCal to NE, the most direct, least mountainous (and avoiding the Chicago area), assuming you are travelling and not really sight-seeing (although ther would be tons of sights to see) in...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-01-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Ding-a-ling
How about Old Mill Stream Campground at...

How about Old Mill Stream Campground at Lancaster, it's open all year. We've always liked staying there.
On US 30 just east of Lancaster, next to Dutch Wonderland. Lots of things to do and see...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-05-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,212
Posted By Ding-a-ling
I too am approaching the point of taking the film...

I too am approaching the point of taking the film off because of the mold growth.

BTW, when you have big bug splats, after cleaning them off do you see sort of a shadow where the spot was? I...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 11-26-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By Ding-a-ling
I had this problem on my first set of tires. ...

I had this problem on my first set of tires. While at a Winnebago rally, a suspension expert took a look at the RF tire and said I need a rear axle alignment.
Later, while travelling south through...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-25-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Hello There! We traveled to AK with our MH...

Hello There!

We traveled to AK with our MH and toad in the summer of '09. It was nothing like all the horror stories I had heard. The Alaska Highway through Canada and into Alaska is a very...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-17-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,920
Posted By Ding-a-ling
I first replaced my check valve using a mirror...

I first replaced my check valve using a mirror and reaching into the compartment - a real pain......:banghead:

Then - when I laid down on the ground and looked up - there was a removable, oval,...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-15-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,596
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Here's our experience: With the heat pump...

Here's our experience:
With the heat pump running with outside temps between 45 - 70 it takes a little while for the heat to get really warm. But when it warms up it really puts out the heat! And...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-15-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,920
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Yep, I'll bet it's a stuck check valve problem. ...

Yep, I'll bet it's a stuck check valve problem. If you can easily get at the input and output side you could try tapping (gently!) on the connection to the tank and it may get unstuck. They get...
Forum: Winnebago International Travelers Club (WIT) 11-15-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,832
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Janet and Jim, Don't let your membership...

Janet and Jim,
Don't let your membership expire! I sent you a PM .
FJF
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-15-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,853
Posted By Ding-a-ling
I concur. In May we travelled from Destin up 331...

I concur. In May we travelled from Destin up 331 to Montgomery. Not a bad ride.

FJF
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-03-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,608
Posted By Ding-a-ling
I-17 "a workout for the W24"???? Nah! Until...

I-17 "a workout for the W24"???? Nah!
Until you get to the upper reaches of I-17 approaching Flagstaff (and after the AZ179 cutoff to Sedona), there are no grades that are really outstanding in my...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-24-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Denny, When we travelled west thru CO on...

Denny,

When we travelled west thru CO on I-70 my wife drove the toad when we left Golden, CO and we hooked up again near Vail. It was quite a climb but nothing the W24 could not handle. And...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-23-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Beach Rose Campground Salisbury, MA Two...

Beach Rose Campground
Salisbury, MA

Two years ago we headed north out of the FL panhandle to Mobile and got on US 45 in the Mobile area. In AL it was two-lane but not bad traveling. At the MS...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-05-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By Ding-a-ling
That Flying J is the worst one I have been in as...

That Flying J is the worst one I have been in as for getting back eastward toward I-65! Must cross two lanes of traffic to get into two lanes waiting at a traffic light a few hundred feet away! ...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-05-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Lone Pine Campsites Colchester (Burlington) VT ...

Lone Pine Campsites
Colchester (Burlington) VT

I-95 to US17 in VA to I-66 to I-81 to I-84 to I-90 to I-495 to I-95 to Maine.

FJF
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-05-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Lone Pine Campsites Colchester, VT We...

Lone Pine Campsites
Colchester, VT

We have spent time really enjoying the high desert area of Oregon along US97.
Crater Lake is awesome! Then, between La Pine and Bend is the Newberry Nat'l...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-29-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Waterton Lakes has its own particular beauty and...

Waterton Lakes has its own particular beauty and is worth the trip.
When we visited Waterton Lakes we used to toad to travel from Johnson's Campground & RV Park, St Mary, MT - Camping with a View of...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-29-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By Ding-a-ling
The Amana Colonies is interesting to learn about...

The Amana Colonies is interesting to learn about their way of communal living and how they had to adapt to changing times.
Farther NW up in Forest City is the Winnebago factory tour. That's a bit...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-20-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By Ding-a-ling
We have stayed at Banff Tunnel Mountain Trailer...

We have stayed at Banff Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court Campground Parks Canada - Banff National Park - Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court Campground...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-13-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Where is Skigramp??? He travels that route every...

Where is Skigramp??? He travels that route every year.

Send him a PM and ask.

FJF
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-13-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Closest to downtown?? Salt Lake City KOA ...

Closest to downtown??

Salt Lake City KOA
1400 West North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
800-562-9510

We stayed there. Very convenient, not a bad place.

FJF
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-07-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By Ding-a-ling
This is definitely the better way to go. Have...

This is definitely the better way to go. Have done US 301 up thru DE but that still dumps you in the Philly/Jersey area.

95-17-66-81-78-287-Tappan Zee is the way!

FJF
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-04-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Bear in mind that from the north rim at mid-day...

Bear in mind that from the north rim at mid-day you will be looking into the sun. While that doesn't diminish the awesomeness of the view, it makes picture taking a little more difficult.

If...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-04-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By Ding-a-ling
Hey Denny! Have ya ever travelled that...

Hey Denny!

Have ya ever travelled that stretch of road? It has an interesting beauty in its own flat, salty, desolate way - but to stay overnight?? It's only about 100 miles from the western...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 07-09-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,239
Posted By Ding-a-ling
90,700 and counting. Where's DriVer? He...

90,700 and counting.

Where's DriVer? He has a lot.

FJF
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-15-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By Ding-a-ling
You might give Tom Scheaffer's RV a call....

You might give Tom Scheaffer's RV a call. //https://www.tomschaeffers.com/ (https://www.tomschaeffers.com/) They are on PA Route 61 north of Reading, PA.
We bought our first Winnie from them.

FJF
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