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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-07-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Steve43
If yours are anything like mine -...

If yours are anything like mine - Plastic/fiberglas bottoms, then yes, a few things to worry about. Mine had metal supports, usually L bar stock and you want to avoid those since drilling thru those...
Forum: Full-Timers 09-13-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By Steve43
Umm, does not take any time in Florida to...

Umm, does not take any time in Florida to accumulate water. We run a dehumidifier in the coach 24/7. Have to empty at least twice a day (1.5 gals per). If you can find cheap electric to run, can make...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-31-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,988
Posted By Steve43
Lost the starter on my HR (Chevy 8.1). Mobile...

Lost the starter on my HR (Chevy 8.1). Mobile mechanic charge $400 and change. Took over 4 hours because of three trips to auto store to get right starter. Charged hourly even with the trips \.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-26-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,660
Posted By Steve43
Yep, I have one on my 2004 HR vacationer. About...

Yep, I have one on my 2004 HR vacationer. About 2" diagonal on the bottom right of the bedroom slide out. Could be a compression problem of the slide itself against the side or something else. Hasn't...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-21-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By Steve43
For us, we have a sensor life pet warning system...

For us, we have a sensor life pet warning system and it notifies our phones if power goes out. We also have a few plug in multi plugs (with USB ports) that are lit when power is on so we can tell by...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-18-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Steve43
Two people on ladders should be able to unroll...

Two people on ladders should be able to unroll the awning. It does not need the strap to unroll correctly. That strap just makes it easy for one person to unroll. If you unlock and each person pulls...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-11-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By Steve43
As far as I know, you won't find Holiday Rambler...

As far as I know, you won't find Holiday Rambler brochures for 2004. I've had no luck finding one for my Vacationer. I do know that a copy exists at the RV Museum in Elkhart (took pictures of it) but...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-11-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By Steve43
It has changed from 2003 to 2004. Someone with an...

It has changed from 2003 to 2004. Someone with an earlier model year than 2004 will have to step in . . I do not believe Monaco covers the switches in their manual or wiring diagrams.
Forum: Full-Timers 08-11-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,015
Posted By Steve43
Great Discussion - nice ideas. We don't FT...

Great Discussion - nice ideas. We don't FT (except now waiting for our RV house to be built) but have been at places with many FT's with kids. Really good advice about type of coach when traveling...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Steve43
One thing we had to do to get any temperature...

One thing we had to do to get any temperature control was aim a fan at the temp probe, both. The front probe is under the front TV and gets all the sun coming in the windshield (duh, why put it...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-10-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By Steve43
That is also the way mine is . .

That is also the way mine is . .
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-10-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By Steve43
Just checked my wiring book - they break out the...

Just checked my wiring book - they break out the wiring for major systems, even heated mirrors and radios - but not the light wiring in the coach. Not even the salesman switch (but does cover shutoff...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-08-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By Steve43
I have a HR/LaPalma wiring book (2004) - it is...

I have a HR/LaPalma wiring book (2004) - it is very big and a lot of pages. What specifically are you looking for?
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-07-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Steve43
Went on the web site for the fusion 3 system and...

Went on the web site for the fusion 3 system and can't find anywhere where they say it can be 'hooked' to the turn signals. From comments from users (reviews), it appears that you can set it to...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-07-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Steve43
Ok - paperwork doesn't go into full detail but ....

Ok - paperwork doesn't go into full detail but . . I was getting check engine light and throwing code - code P1516. (Bought a scan gauge after it happened a few times and always keep it connected)....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-06-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By Steve43
Why is it not a question for class A owners? I...

Why is it not a question for class A owners? I have a Class A - it happens to be a gasser and it has a doghouse . . . Not sure HR would like to know their motorhomes are not Class A.
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-06-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Steve43
I had the same problem when I first bought my...

I had the same problem when I first bought my 2004 HR in 2018. Would go to a gas station for fill up and when started, wouldn't even creep - not enough power. Thought it was a certain gas station...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-02-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By Steve43
And yes, REV will not look at Monaco's or even my...

And yes, REV will not look at Monaco's or even my HR - too old. Told me they only work on stuff they sold since taking over both HR and Monaco.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-02-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By Steve43
I believe the Lazy Days facility you mention is...

I believe the Lazy Days facility you mention is the one in Wildwood, Fl (near the Villages). That used to be Alliance Coach/Monaco before being bought out by Lazy Days. There is a rumor that some on...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-02-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By Steve43
Stayed at Dakota Ridge in 2019 while visiting...

Stayed at Dakota Ridge in 2019 while visiting friends. It is tight - we have 37 footer - but doable. Everything worked and we weren't there for any other reason than to see friends so certainly...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-01-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By Steve43
Actually, it probably is a bigger reason than you...

Actually, it probably is a bigger reason than you might think. We are in a campground waiting for our new home to be finished and will then stay in the RV in the new RV garage while additional work...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-23-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By Steve43
No!

No!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-21-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By Steve43
Parking is now $25 so need to add that in plus...

Parking is now $25 so need to add that in plus park hopping if that is something you do. Much easier when you are on site, not parked in some lot. That, and extended hours for on site visitors but...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-21-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 643
Posted By Steve43
You might read the entire message with Seattle...

You might read the entire message with Seattle times article. Washington just closed all their state parks east of the cascades - that was what the 'going somewhere else' was all about. I would look...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-17-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 788
Posted By Steve43
Likewise - went with Marcel - sensoredlife. Has...

Likewise - went with Marcel - sensoredlife. Has worked great for two years. They have 3 mo, seasonal and yearly rates and it works Verizon or AT&T (went with AT&T because of wanting to go through...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-10-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,136
Posted By Steve43
Best one I saw was in the parking lot at the...

Best one I saw was in the parking lot at the Tampa RV Supershow with a working hot tub in tow!
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-06-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By Steve43
In either case, I found the best way to hook up...

In either case, I found the best way to hook up was use plug ends so you can bypass if something happens. Had a situation where another coach plugged into a nearby post (on the same circuit) and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-04-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 845
Posted By Steve43
Yes, and even 500-1000 years ago natives were...

Yes, and even 500-1000 years ago natives were living 25 miles off the coast of Florida in the Gulf and Tampa Bay was a lake. The history of Earth is amazingly complex and changes many ways over time....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-04-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,861
Posted By Steve43
you forgot to mention an airplane - there is no...

you forgot to mention an airplane - there is no bigger black hole (for money) than a plane!! ask me how I know?!!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-02-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By Steve43
TwinBoat just posted an article on "50amp...

TwinBoat just posted an article on "50amp service". Well worth the read. Certainly explains all the readings you are getting - which are fine! Voltage can be different on Legs 1 and 2 coming into the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,483
Posted By Steve43
Amazing what a little piece of electrical tape...

Amazing what a little piece of electrical tape (yellow for mine) will do when taped over the switch. Really hard to mistake and push it!!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-17-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By Steve43
Yes, moving to FL can be quite a change. Depends...

Yes, moving to FL can be quite a change. Depends on WHERE! Yes, car insurance is much higher than some states - a move from VT to Fl was double the price for the same car! And if you want to be by...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-10-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By Steve43
I have a son in law that DOES want to be that...

I have a son in law that DOES want to be that last hold out!! A flip phone for him, nothing else even when the office insists - ok, leave it at the office!!
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-06-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By Steve43
I just replaced the shower pole. Wife was using...

I just replaced the shower pole. Wife was using it as a handle for balance so handle broke at bottom. New ones aren't the same length but fortunately the poles were the same diameter so trade out the...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-27-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,412
Posted By Steve43
Just a thought. My 2004 HR antenna stopped...

Just a thought. My 2004 HR antenna stopped picking up almost all channels because most everywhere was going to HD over the air - digital. I had to replace the old crank style antenna with a new king...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-18-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By Steve43
Basement Delamination

Have been searching threads that discuss delimitation but most deal with taking door apart and re-glueing. Others don't seem to have the same door construction that I have on my 2004 Holiday Rambler...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-10-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,776
Posted By Steve43
Probably - not so. Most of the RV homes are being...

Probably - not so. Most of the RV homes are being sold as 'toy' storage. Boats, trucks, rebuilds, you name it. Half of the RV homes in my development are going to boaters who want indoor storage for...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-04-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,776
Posted By Steve43
Waiting for our RV Home to be completed. It is a...

Waiting for our RV Home to be completed. It is a home by Richmond American which is about the only company building New RV homes here in Florida - and we had been looking for last several years. Yes,...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 04-28-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By Steve43
Also check to see if it goes through a...

Also check to see if it goes through a reservation. Most Indian reservations are still closed. Can't get to the east side of Glacier for that reason.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-28-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,110
Posted By Steve43
Believe the Equinox manual specifically says no...

Believe the Equinox manual specifically says no to any covering on the car itself. Yes to a separate - something like a roadster guardian. Believe it has something to do with blocking air flow -...
Forum: RV'ing On A Budget 04-28-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Steve43
Yep, I'd say very high for a trashed MH. LaPalma...

Yep, I'd say very high for a trashed MH. LaPalma for sale here in Florida - 2006 36dbd listed at 39,900 with all records/equipment. I'd walk away unless the price was in the low 20's and even then...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-25-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 868
Posted By Steve43
I just had an acquaintance get a 'new' coach from...

I just had an acquaintance get a 'new' coach from General RV. They claimed a 'full' inspection and everything working. After taking possession, the first day, water leaks. Took screaming and threats...
Forum: Foretravel Owner's Forum 04-21-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By Steve43
Sorry, I live in New Port Richey - no 1st class...

Sorry, I live in New Port Richey - no 1st class resorts in the immediate area. That said, IF there are sites available, there are some beautiful state parks up near crystal river but long way from...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-15-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,638
Posted By Steve43
Coming thru Atlanta, I had the drivers upper...

Coming thru Atlanta, I had the drivers upper mirror fall off, remain hanging for about 3 seconds and then pulling away from the heater wires - gone! and smashed!!. Of course I was not in the far...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-14-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By Steve43
Yep, and the last time I tried to get a mobile...

Yep, and the last time I tried to get a mobile tech, it was 6 weeks before he could come . . .
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-12-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By Steve43
see what auto correction skips!! THREW!

see what auto correction skips!! THREW!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-12-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By Steve43
I believe he was trying to say 'it', not 'UT'....

I believe he was trying to say 'it', not 'UT'. Trew me a loop too!!
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-10-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By Steve43
Possibly more than one answer . . you keep saying...

Possibly more than one answer . . you keep saying plugged into 110 house outlet. Do you mean with a 30amp into RV 30amp receptacle (?) or a doggone into a 15amp receptacle? Or something else?
If...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-09-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,115
Posted By Steve43
Yes, sometimes a surge protector is not enough,...

Yes, sometimes a surge protector is not enough, especially with lightning strike close by. Sounds like you have lost a few things, especially your charger which may also be providing 12v while...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-07-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,388
Posted By Steve43
The ARP fridge defender also includes some fans...

The ARP fridge defender also includes some fans (2) to be placed on the cooling unit side to move more air, probably accounts for better cooling, lower temps. I replaced mine with the JC DC...
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