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Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 11-26-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 18,724
Posted By R2Home
What about the wall phones the had a separate ear...

What about the wall phones the had a separate ear piece and had crank handle to ring the operator. Once she came on line. you told her who you wanted to call, not what phone number.
Or how gas...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-18-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,576
Posted By R2Home
In all of the years that we have owned MH's, we...

In all of the years that we have owned MH's, we have had good luck with our water tank.
The tanks get cleaned at the beginning of the season, when it come out of winter storage. The tanks gets...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 05-18-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By R2Home
No chance, as this is a two year project!

No chance, as this is a two year project!
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 05-18-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By R2Home
Alaska roads

I have not seen too many postings about people coming to Alaska this summer, but here is a short report on one route. We just returned from our bi-annual trip to the lower 48. We did just over 6700...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-18-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By R2Home
OP, we just did this route in our MH and did not...

OP, we just did this route in our MH and did not have any issues. Question about your MH, what brand and what engine?
Going up we just watched our engine temp. Coming down the grades, I used the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-10-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,067
Posted By R2Home
While not a Cat engine, we have a Cummins engine,...

While not a Cat engine, we have a Cummins engine, but last fall we had an over heating issue! As it turned out the EGR cooler had a leak and was pushing coolant out the exhaust system. $1600 tow...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-26-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,976
Posted By R2Home
Years ago, when we bought our current MH, we got...

Years ago, when we bought our current MH, we got it from the dealer and drove a few miles to an RV park. We stay there a few days visiting family. When we left, I needed fuel so went to the corner...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-26-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,278
Posted By R2Home
When we do need to use an RV Park it is either...

When we do need to use an RV Park it is either for a place while we visit/sight see or the need to dump/top off our tanks. Full hook ups are nice, but as long as we can dump our tanks and refill...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 03-25-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By R2Home
Or out camping and a bear licks your...

Or out camping and a bear licks your face...:angel:
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 03-25-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,804
Posted By R2Home
Hi All! Due to life events, it has been a while...

Hi All! Due to life events, it has been a while since I have been here. We make the trip from our home in Palmer AK to the West coast every other year and have for about 20+ years now. I think it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-24-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 20,806
Posted By R2Home
2009 Monaco Diplomat 38', 400 horse Cummins...

2009 Monaco Diplomat 38', 400 horse Cummins pulling a 1999 Dodge Durango and long trips, 7.3-8.1 depending on how many mountains.
Forum: Boondocking 05-24-2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By R2Home
Most of them will allow overnight staying. We...

Most of them will allow overnight staying. We recently stopped at the one outside of Reno NV. We got there late, the store was closed, and stayed in their lot for the night. However there was a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-24-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,035
Posted By R2Home
The owners manual for our MH states 'extend the...

The owners manual for our MH states 'extend the slide outs and then level the coach'! So that is what we do.
As has already been stated they can all ne a little different!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-13-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By R2Home
Salmon ID

We have been traveling in the 'lower 48' for a few weeks now and getting ready to head back to Alaska. Currently we are staying at and RV park in Salmon ID called Wagonhammer. While it is not a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-13-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,558
Posted By R2Home
I chuckle as I read some of these and think back...

I chuckle as I read some of these and think back to our early days of owning MH's. In some cases 'been there-done that' but still good to read.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-11-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By R2Home
We just changed tire size, went from...

We just changed tire size, went from 275/80R22.5(39.8"tall) to 275/70R22.5(37.6"tall) and the speedo is off by about 3 mph. For the time being I can live with it, but when we return home will take...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 05-01-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,939
Posted By R2Home
We travel with labs all of the time. They are...

We travel with labs all of the time. They are our 'four leg furry kids' and have never had any issues! If by chance our 'kids' are not welcome, then neither are we! We will find some other place...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-30-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,265
Posted By R2Home
Ouch!!!! We just had our turbo replaced in the...

Ouch!!!! We just had our turbo replaced in the Coburg Cummins shop. We were treated good and good people to work with. Good luck on your rebuild, you will have an almost new engine!
Hope that you...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 04-30-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,061
Posted By R2Home
We traveled from our home in Alaska to the 'lower...

We traveled from our home in Alaska to the 'lower 48' early April. While the weather was not the best, the roads were decent. There will be construction along the way but that is normal. Fuel was...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-28-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,966
Posted By R2Home
We have only had to disconnect our vehicle a...

We have only had to disconnect our vehicle a couple times. Once on a very narrow road and once attempting to clear customs. Try to plan your route, parking or anything else well ahead of time so...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-22-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,825
Posted By R2Home
We just had 8 shocks replace on our MH. Went...

We just had 8 shocks replace on our MH. Went with Source Engineering brand and did the top end ones. We drove from Coburg OR to Medford OR yesterday and can tell the difference. They are not cheap...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 04-21-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
Posted By R2Home
We list 'in transit' as the reason. It has...

We list 'in transit' as the reason. It has always worked for us. It also helps when I am going to meet someone in the 'lower 48' to shoot with.
Remember it is Canada their country and their...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 04-18-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
Posted By R2Home
To all, we did not travel the Cassier. I prefer...

To all, we did not travel the Cassier. I prefer to travel through Ft Nelson.
Weapons, I carry a pump shotgun (12 gauge) and a Marlin lever action 44 Mag rifle. While I am a pistol instructor,...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 04-14-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
Posted By R2Home
Alaska highway 2017

Here is an update for those that might be traveling to Alaska anytime soon. We just came down from our home in Palmer, Alaska and are currently outside of St Helens Oregon. The roads in AK are OK,...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-05-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,385
Posted By R2Home
While we are not too picky, one of the main...

While we are not too picky, one of the main things we look for is a good area for pets. We travel with our Labs and having a place that they can run in after being in the motor home all day is as...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 04-02-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,662
Posted By R2Home
New meaning of 'pop-up'?

New meaning of 'pop-up'?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-29-2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,004
Posted By R2Home
On our MH, the engine needs to be running in...

On our MH, the engine needs to be running in order for the system to function properly.
Try running the engine while lowering the jacks.
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 03-24-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,562
Posted By R2Home
They tried this before and it got shot down! We...

They tried this before and it got shot down! We can only hope that it gets shot down again. While I do not live in the Anchorage area, I do not believe that there are enough RV Parks/slots for the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-20-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,768
Posted By R2Home
We tow a Dodge Durango and on long trips we get...

We tow a Dodge Durango and on long trips we get between 6.5 and 7.0 mpg. If I pay attention to my driving, I have been able to get 7.5. I plan on 600 miles between fill ups.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-20-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By R2Home
I use Delo 400 LE in all of our diesel engines. ...

I use Delo 400 LE in all of our diesel engines. We have three Cummins engines. Thinking about trying the newer Delo 400 SDE.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-15-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By R2Home
When we were looking to upgrade form our Holiday...

When we were looking to upgrade form our Holiday Rambler, I was looking for nothing newer the 2009. We ended up getting a 2009 Diplomat PDQ and have been pleased with it. While we have repaired...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-13-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By R2Home
We use one on our MH, towing a Dodge Durango. ...

We use one on our MH, towing a Dodge Durango. While it does not stop all of the rock damage, it does a decent job. For us the main thing is keeping Toad windshield in tact. One thing I did with...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-04-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,537
Posted By R2Home
Our toad is a 1999 Dodge Durango and the MH does...

Our toad is a 1999 Dodge Durango and the MH does just fine. It might be a little slower on steep grades and the fuel mpg's a little lower but the engine/transmission do just fine.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-04-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,334
Posted By R2Home
Our MH is plugged in 24/7 so I check them...

Our MH is plugged in 24/7 so I check them monthly. I figure it is a lot less expensive to check them a little more often then to let them get too low on fluid and have to replace them!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-04-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By R2Home
When I need maintenance done that I can not do,...

When I need maintenance done that I can not do, our MH goes to the local Cummins dealer. They are not cheap by any means, but I trust the shop that I use. As far as work on the house part, if it...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-24-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By R2Home
Enjoy, be safe and have fun!!!!!

Enjoy, be safe and have fun!!!!!
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 12-20-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,486
Posted By R2Home
Who said that golf was a 'safe' sport!

Who said that golf was a 'safe' sport!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-14-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,400
Posted By R2Home
Take the MH! Yes it might cost a little more,...

Take the MH! Yes it might cost a little more, but having 'your things' makes the difference.
You always have 'your' place to go to if there is a need to escape!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-14-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By R2Home
Bring the four legged kid to Alaska and enjoy...

Bring the four legged kid to Alaska and enjoy your time here! We travel with Labs all of the time, even taking 6-8 week trips to the lower 48! When out hiking and enjoying the outdoors, I allow our...
Forum: Boondocking 11-30-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,438
Posted By R2Home
Where we boondock, there generally is few people,...

Where we boondock, there generally is few people, however when we do run the generator it is to re-charge the batteries after the night or before going to bed. Seldom is the generator running during...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-30-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,209
Posted By R2Home
On our Cummins engines, I have the cooling...

On our Cummins engines, I have the cooling flushed about every five years. It is a little spendy, but a lot cheaper then having major engine work done.
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 11-25-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By R2Home
I can relate to that!!

I can relate to that!!
Forum: Just Conversation 11-25-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By R2Home
No matter how many tools we have in our RV's, we...

No matter how many tools we have in our RV's, we will NOT have the one that we need it! Just attempt to cover the bases!
Forum: Just Conversation 11-25-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,447
Posted By R2Home
When it is on the cold side, I plug the block...

When it is on the cold side, I plug the block heater in. Yes, it should start in the colder temps, but it is easier on the engine if it is pre-heater.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-25-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By R2Home
We built a shop a few years 44'x44' with 14'...

We built a shop a few years 44'x44' with 14' ceiling. Part of this was open so that I could put the MH in there during the winter. I feel much better with the MH out of the snow!
Not only does one...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-30-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,299
Posted By R2Home
For several years we rented vehicles when we got...

For several years we rented vehicles when we got to places that we needed it. However since we travel with our labs, we find it much better with the toad. I would not be without a toad, now that we...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-16-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By R2Home
Our MH is parked in a carport on our property...

Our MH is parked in a carport on our property plugged into a 20 amp service. During the winter the propane and fuel tanks are full and there is winter cloths and dried food in there. It is our back...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 10-14-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,891
Posted By R2Home
No truer words!!!!!

No truer words!!!!!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-12-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By R2Home
The local Cummins dealer has had all of the...

The local Cummins dealer has had all of the filters that I need, for one stop shopping. Yes I might pay a little more for them, but have never had an issue. Besides, we get used to paying a little...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 10-08-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,384
Posted By R2Home
My normal response is: "Thank you, I enjoyed...

My normal response is:
"Thank you, I enjoyed what I did and it was an honor!"
As a side note, yes I did enjoy my time even with the deployments, the long hours and time away from family and home. ...
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