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Forum: Just Conversation 12-10-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 20,709
Posted By Oldcarnut
It is better to remain silent and be thought a...

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 04-12-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Oldcarnut
Clifftall, I'm sure you're correct. I thought of...

Clifftall, I'm sure you're correct. I thought of that before and went to IRV2.com but it appears to me that the page that comes up is the same as when I use the app.
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 04-11-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Oldcarnut
Thanks Lori. My wife translated your message for...

Thanks Lori. My wife translated your message for me. When I say I'm a dinosaur, I'm serious. I've never HAD to use a computer except for the most basic functions and that was 40 years ago. I'm much...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 04-10-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Oldcarnut
Profile updating

I want to update the picture on my profile. I would also like to change it so I can receive PMs. Do I need to make these updates on a PC or can I use my phone? Sorry but, when it comes to this stuff,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-10-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,369
Posted By Oldcarnut
I tent camped for many years until it wasn't fun...

I tent camped for many years until it wasn't fun any more. Sleeping on the ground and age don't go together very well. My DW and I decided we wanted a pop up.
In 2013 I was 56 and we found the pop...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-30-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
Oh yeah! Back when I was a teenager, a speeding...

Oh yeah! Back when I was a teenager, a speeding ticket was $17.50. Now it will cost you that much to drive to the court house! What they charge for fines and "court costs" now should be a criminal...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-18-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
If I can remember to keep my doctor appointment I...

If I can remember to keep my doctor appointment I have in about a month, I'll ask her if she has a pill to fix my CRS disease! My nephew told me to take ginkgo biloba (I think I spelled it right). I...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-17-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Oldcarnut
You're right about that. However, everything has...

You're right about that. However, everything has been greased and is in good shape. I don't mean it's a struggle to drive but I don't think it should be as hard as it is. Anyway, I still think it...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-17-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
I remember just about every one that has been...

I remember just about every one that has been mentioned. I enjoyed them as well.
Do any of you remember this one from my teens : Funky Winkerbean. As I recall, in the daily paper, it only had two or...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-16-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Oldcarnut
Steering wheel replacement

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement steering wheel for my F53 class A? The one on my 1999 Bounder is in good shape however it's a bit hard to steer. I have looked at newer model gassers...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-13-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
Can you imagine what it would be like if they...

Can you imagine what it would be like if they actually enforced those laws. You could watch shows on TV without losing track of the plot because there are ten minutes of ads after every five minutes...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-06-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
And you lived to tell about it! My Dad used to...

And you lived to tell about it! My Dad used to tell me that when he was a young man (pretty much a kid), he was on the local volunteer fire department. When the siren sounded he would fly to the...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-03-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
I can't say that I remember Sears selling house...

I can't say that I remember Sears selling house kits through their catalog but I know where one is. It's just a few miles up the road from the town I grew up in. When I was a kid, my dad pointed it...
Forum: Vintage RV's 02-26-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3,283
Views: 1,727,783
Posted By Oldcarnut
Thanks! It really is in amazing condition,...

Thanks! It really is in amazing condition, especially for it's age. I kinda wish it had a slide out but that's just something else maintain or go wrong. Simple is good! Paid for is even better!...
Forum: Vintage RV's 02-24-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3,283
Views: 1,727,783
Posted By Oldcarnut
I decided to send a few pics of our vintage...

I decided to send a few pics of our vintage motorhome. It isn't as old as many that are listed on this thread but it is 21 years old. I realize that isn't very old to some of us but, to our grand...
Forum: Vintage RV's 02-24-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3,283
Views: 1,727,783
Posted By Oldcarnut
Wow! No roof top a/c, no slide outs and no...

Wow! No roof top a/c, no slide outs and no electronic navigation system. How did they survive the trip? LOL!
The problem is that we've gotten spoiled, myself included!
Forum: Just Conversation 02-19-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
Yeah, I remember rolling my eyes too but I...

Yeah, I remember rolling my eyes too but I usually found their stories interesting, just really hard to imagine. Of course, back then, anyone over 40 was old. Now the shoe is on the other foot! Now I...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-03-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
I'm not exactly sure why, but, every so often,...

I'm not exactly sure why, but, every so often, when one of us would get into trouble, my Mom would tell us to go get a switch. We knew which bush to cut it from and the proper size. Come back with...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-02-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
I, too, am glad you came out on the good side. ...

I, too, am glad you came out on the good side.
As a kid, my older brother and I got our share of whipping. My Mom knew how to use my Dad's belt and get the desired reaction!
Fast forward about...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-22-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 20,758
Posted By Oldcarnut
I understand the concern about fuel mileage. I'm...

I understand the concern about fuel mileage. I'm on somewhat of a tight budget myself. I wish my gasser got better mileage like everyone else does. However, as someone else has said, it is what it...
Forum: Just Conversation 12-29-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
Well, maybe just a little. [emoji56]

Well, maybe just a little. [emoji56]
Forum: Just Conversation 12-29-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
Right after I graduated high school I went to...

Right after I graduated high school I went to work in the produce department of the local grocery store. Several months later I was transferred to another store a couple of towns over as the...
Forum: Just Conversation 12-07-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
Back on point. Do you remember when a computer...

Back on point. Do you remember when a computer took up an entire room or when the first home computers were the size of a large suitcase?
Forum: Just Conversation 12-07-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
Yes, I see the same looks from some of my...

Yes, I see the same looks from some of my coworkers when I talk about things from my childhood. I think the first time I saw that look was when my daughter was in the first grade (she is now 31 with...
Forum: Just Conversation 12-06-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
I remember the Henry J. I always wanted one. As...

I remember the Henry J. I always wanted one. As far as the gas "shortage" is concerned, I remember it very well. I would have to get up at 4:30am and drive my Pinto (remember those?) to the Supertest...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-01-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Oldcarnut
Bathtub conversion

This subject may have been covered on this forum but I haven't found it yet. I have a 1999 Bounder 34J. As far as I can tell, they all came with a bathtub. My wife has some mobility issues and has a...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-29-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Bounder: Noisy water pump
Views: 450
Posted By Oldcarnut
My next question was going to be which is the...

My next question was going to be which is the best water pump. I might not bother with it but if I find myself with extra time and money on my hands (yeah, right) I might swap it out for a new one.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-28-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 5
Bounder: Noisy water pump
Views: 450
Posted By Oldcarnut
That's what I was thinking. It's about as noisy...

That's what I was thinking. It's about as noisy outside as it is inside. As I said, it's more of a nuisance than anything.
Thanks for the response.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-27-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Bounder: Noisy water pump
Views: 450
Posted By Oldcarnut
Noisy water pump

I have a 1999 Fleetwood Bounder 34J. To my knowledge, the water pump is the one that came in it from the factory. The pressure is fine but it seems awfully noisy when running. It sounds like a loaded...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-18-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
I can still taste that glue!

I can still taste that glue!
Forum: Just Conversation 11-17-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
I grew up in town but one of my uncles, who was a...

I grew up in town but one of my uncles, who was a farmer, lived way out in the country in Tennessee. We would visit them every summer. I remember when the only water they had was from a hand dug well...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-17-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
I still have a set of glasses my folks got at a...

I still have a set of glasses my folks got at a gas station. Speaking of gas stations, do you remember when they had things called gas wars? All of the gas stations in the area would drop their...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-17-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
Do I remember? I'm drinking one right now! For...

Do I remember? I'm drinking one right now! For me, it's the only real cola! One time, a dear and now late friend( another RC lover) and I went into a convenience store to get a couple of them to...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-17-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 62,586
Posted By Oldcarnut
When I was in high school I worked at the local...

When I was in high school I worked at the local grocery store. Part of the time I worked in the "bottle room". When people would return their bottles for the deposit, the lady that worked at the...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-06-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Oldcarnut
Thanks for the help guys. Waiter 21, I checked...

Thanks for the help guys.
Waiter 21, I checked #6 fuse on the fuse box up front but that wasn't it. That tester would have come in handy. I ended up pulling each fuse out and checked to see if any...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-04-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Oldcarnut
Fuses

I have a 1999 Fleetwood Bounder 34J on an F53 chassis. I recently had to replace the passenger side marker light. With all of my brilliance, somehow I managed to wire it up wrong. It should be an...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-19-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By Oldcarnut
I went to my local tire shop to find out what...

I went to my local tire shop to find out what would be the best tires for my class A when I get ready to replace them. The man I always deal with there said, for the money, you can't beat the...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-24-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,858
Posted By Oldcarnut
I know how you feel. I love my older coach but I...

I know how you feel. I love my older coach but I wish I knew then what I know now. That mile long overhang does make things a little more interesting.
Forum: New Member Check-In 08-09-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 874
Posted By Oldcarnut
Well, I'm sorry it's taken six months for me to...

Well, I'm sorry it's taken six months for me to reply. That's what you call too busy!
You mentioned your Concords. I had an '83 that I loved. The last one I had was a '76 Hornet Sportabout wagon....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-02-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,305
Posted By Oldcarnut
I almost forgot... DON'T get me started about...

I almost forgot...
DON'T get me started about my lawn! [emoji23]
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-02-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,305
Posted By Oldcarnut
Obviously I haven't read ALL of the threads on...

Obviously I haven't read ALL of the threads on this forum. I just now came across this discussion that originated nine months ago. Even so, I thought I'd add a comment.
I agree that some folks...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-25-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By Oldcarnut
Yep, they're built just like their second...

Yep, they're built just like their second cousins...mobile homes.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-25-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By Oldcarnut
Hey, don't feel bad. I bought my '99 Bounder 34J...

Hey, don't feel bad. I bought my '99 Bounder 34J two years ago and I learn something new just about every time I get in it. Don't be discouraged. It can be a challenge but that's half of the fun!...
Forum: Just Conversation 07-19-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,332
Posted By Oldcarnut
Obviously you're not a local. It's not you in's....

Obviously you're not a local. It's not you in's. It's youns. I think. Then again it could depend on what part of the South you're in. We all have to remember we are not talking about the English...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-08-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,085
Posted By Oldcarnut
Signs of intelligent life! My first...

Signs of intelligent life!
My first love.[emoji7]
Forum: Just Conversation 07-04-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,203
Posted By Oldcarnut
After that comment, I have to assume you have his...

After that comment, I have to assume you have his and hers RVs or at least twin beds![emoji23]
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-03-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,283
Views: 1,727,783
Posted By Oldcarnut
I love it! When I was growing up I remember...

I love it! When I was growing up I remember seeing those down the road and wondered what it would be like to travel in one (my parents weren't campers). I still think it would be neat to fix one up...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-03-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,775
Posted By Oldcarnut
I wish I had a good answer to the OP's problem. ...

I wish I had a good answer to the OP's problem.
When I was growing up, MANY years ago, my parents tought me to respect other's property and privacy as though it was my own. Unfortunately it seems...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-19-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Oldcarnut
I almost forgot, go on Amazon and look up ospho....

I almost forgot, go on Amazon and look up ospho. It's great for treating rust and it's been around for years.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-19-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Oldcarnut
You have definitely got your work cut out for...

You have definitely got your work cut out for yourself but I've seen worse. For what you gave, it's surprising that you could drive it home. At that price you can afford to put some money into it....
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