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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-28-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,754
Posted By MinntoMich
I was going to say something similar. My 3,000...

I was going to say something similar. My 3,000 or so miles per year has to be better than getting to the airport, on a plane, all over somewhere, back to the airport, back on a plane and back home. ...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-28-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,637
Posted By MinntoMich
Ahhh.... The Math Lab bombing... I knew...

Ahhh.... The Math Lab bombing...

I knew someone, recently passed, that was born and raised in Madison. Was at the U of W Madison, a Masters graduate, had a full time job at IBM in Rochester yet...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-12-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By MinntoMich
Not Soppy but I'll chime in with my experience. ...

Not Soppy but I'll chime in with my experience. I've noticed over the years that fuel economy for me has always been best when traveling in the morning or evening when temperatures are between 50...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-11-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,556
Posted By MinntoMich
The 454, and any big block from FoMoCo or...

The 454, and any big block from FoMoCo or Chrysler, are good motors. I would not shy away from one if it's in good mechanical order as long as the milage wasn't high. Your 4 to 5 MPG estimate...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-25-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By MinntoMich
Are you telling or asking? By your user name you...

Are you telling or asking? By your user name you should be telling us.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-25-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By MinntoMich
I remove mine and store indoors. The water...

I remove mine and store indoors. The water that's inline to the drinking tap in my MH is run in a way that the water or antifreeze can be drained through the low point drain.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-22-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,412
Posted By MinntoMich
Buy used and save thousands+++. Be handy and...

Buy used and save thousands+++. Be handy and save thousands more. Buy old and be reassured that the chassis manufacturer made millions of them and all the problems and all of the solutions are out...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-22-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,412
Posted By MinntoMich
Best cars I've ever owned were either Mopar...

Best cars I've ever owned were either Mopar (pre-Cerebus and Fiat) or Fords. I gotta ask... What were you expecting to drive into a Plymouth/Dodge garage for repair?
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-14-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By MinntoMich
X2. Start by checking for... Fuel (is your...

X2. Start by checking for...
Fuel (is your engine starved for gasoline?)
Air (air filter plugged, is anything blocking your fresh air intake?)
Fire (ignition components failing?)

Fuel system is...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 10-12-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,270
Posted By MinntoMich
I have owned many vehicles that I have never...

I have owned many vehicles that I have never touched the brake fluid on. That being said I did just swap out a master cylinder on a 21 year old pickup and the brake fluid that came out of the...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-01-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By MinntoMich
Your right, it's dollars and yuan. The last time...

Your right, it's dollars and yuan. The last time oil had its big run up commodities rose as well. At the grocery tonight and paid nine dollars for a pound and a half for bacon, on sale. Oil is...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-30-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By MinntoMich
Oil Futures

Read this morning that someone is trading Brent crude for Dec. 22' at $200.00/bbl. It was 1,300 trades at that price according to Bloomberg and I don't know if that's a number that is significant...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,407
Posted By MinntoMich
Maybe I've missed your point but not here. I...

Maybe I've missed your point but not here. I have black and whites of my Dad's family in Nebraska going back to the late 1800's. Those are very special to me as the folks in them fought some very...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-28-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By MinntoMich
How so?

How so?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By MinntoMich
I have a slow draw also on my chassis battery. ...

I have a slow draw also on my chassis battery. In about 3 weeks time it may not start, 4 weeks guarantees it won't. I usually use a 1.5 amp smart charger every other week to top it off. For...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-18-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By MinntoMich
Anywhere along the lake is scenic but I've had...

Anywhere along the lake is scenic but I've had alot of fun just in Duluth. This campground has full hookups available as well as Wi-Fi...

Campsites | Indian Point Campground, Duluth Minnesota...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 09-18-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By MinntoMich
If that were the case you'd think someone would...

If that were the case you'd think someone would have at least written back for the benefit of the rest of us.

The post office can't be that slow.
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 09-17-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By MinntoMich
It is interesting to note that cultures all over...

It is interesting to note that cultures all over the globe have a great flood event in their mythology. Before Moses (probably the 1st literate Hebrew IMO) put pen to paper, those stories must have...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 09-16-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By MinntoMich
I kinda figured that but thanks anyway.

I kinda figured that but thanks anyway.
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 09-16-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By MinntoMich
I don't think Mount Ararat is that tall.

I don't think Mount Ararat is that tall.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-14-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By MinntoMich
I called my agent and was told that in my case...

I called my agent and was told that in my case they would search for a like unit and that, minus my deductible I assume, would be the amount I was reimbursed. To be fair I spoke with the secretary...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-14-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By MinntoMich
NADA is for bankers, right? I mean I'm thinking...

NADA is for bankers, right? I mean I'm thinking they are giving you a wholesale price for your MH, not retail. The difference quoted between low retail and NADA is $19,000. That's quite a spread...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-14-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By MinntoMich
99+% of either of us.

99+% of either of us.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-14-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By MinntoMich
I've never had to deal with filing a rv claim but...

I've never had to deal with filing a rv claim but I think there are several levels of value when determining a total loss. I'd think that what you would want would be replacement value, not actual...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-14-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By MinntoMich
I have a 454, not an 8.1 and I went with an...

I have a 454, not an 8.1 and I went with an alternate thermostat. Thought the MH ran too hot, especially when working the motor. I suppose that's the case for everyone but it made me uncomfortable....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By MinntoMich
The last set I bought came from our local...

The last set I bought came from our local O'Reilly parts store four years ago and they still work decent.
Medium range quality. I think the were $12 or 14 or so a peice. I'm sure they would be $20...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-13-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By MinntoMich
You don't mention the class or chassis make but...

You don't mention the class or chassis make but judging from your picture I'm assuming A and GM P-series. Check out this thread from the Winnowners site.
...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-11-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By MinntoMich
The successor to the builder of your Empress is...

The successor to the builder of your Empress is Triple E, I think. I was able to download a PDF user manual for your MH in something close to your year. Maybe check this link out?
...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-11-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By MinntoMich
Can I ask the powertrain/frame make? Dodge? ...

Can I ask the powertrain/frame make? Dodge?

That 2nd pic (toggle switch) looks homemade to me.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-11-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,407
Posted By MinntoMich
I never get tired of looking at the passing...

I never get tired of looking at the passing countryside and find endless wonder looking at farms, small towns, the great inland seas and even abandoned places that we pass on our travels. I get your...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-11-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,011
Posted By MinntoMich
Can I ask the age of the batteries and if you've...

Can I ask the age of the batteries and if you've ruled out and electrical draw when your MH is off?

I would get a smart battery maintainer and let it fully charge the batteries, let the batteries...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-10-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 889
Posted By MinntoMich
Odd that it's the front set only. Could the...

Odd that it's the front set only. Could the alignment be off on the front? I'd suspect the problem is with the Jeep and not the MH or tow bar. I'm assuming your tire pressures were spot on and...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-10-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By MinntoMich
NADA is what banks use so I'm not surprised to...

NADA is what banks use so I'm not surprised to see the low value that you mention. From what I've looked at online, the prices for that particular MH are all over the board depending on the year...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-10-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,269
Posted By MinntoMich
Two things... Institutions themselves were...

Two things... Institutions themselves were places of physical, mental and sexual abuse. YouTube has a video of Geraldo Rivera's expose of Willowbrook Hospital on Staten Island, ca. 1972.

The...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-09-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By MinntoMich
From Ebay...

From Ebay...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-09-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By MinntoMich
Your blue tag (2nd pic) gives a 10 digit number...

Your blue tag (2nd pic) gives a 10 digit number (2230002291) and states that it is an incomplete vehicle chassis from Chrysler. No joy in trying to cross reference that number online. Since you...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-29-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,491
Posted By MinntoMich
Gasoline 75 gallon tank on a 34' Class A with a...

Gasoline 75 gallon tank on a 34' Class A with a 454. The average MPG is usually 9.7 with a high of just short of 13 I think, once. In theory I could travel up to 700 miles maybe, not using the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-29-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By MinntoMich
How much gas are you going to have to remove? ...

How much gas are you going to have to remove? That could be a problem depending on how full it was when parked. My tank holds 75 gallons. I've burned up old fuel before but ten years is a lot of...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-25-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,075
Posted By MinntoMich
Hello Camperdan, I think you might get a more...

Hello Camperdan,
I think you might get a more prompt and accurate response by posting a new thread under the Class A, Toad and Towing and maybe even the Vintage Fourms. Wish I could help but I...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 06-09-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By MinntoMich
I think he said he knows nothing. Its TBI for...

I think he said he knows nothing. Its TBI for sure. Excuse me if this is rendundant but I would break this down by checking for...

1.) Air (any obstruction in the pie pan/air cleaner housing)...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-09-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By MinntoMich
That radiator will have more than one...

That radiator will have more than one application. Is this on a Renault chassis? I'm betting the Itasca Phaser is the same thing. Renault made that chassis from 1980 to 2000 and other applications...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-08-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By MinntoMich
I have a 1993 454w/TBI. Here are the part #'s...

I have a 1993 454w/TBI. Here are the part #'s off my spares. All are Gates brand belts.

Alternator & Fan: K060525
Power Steering: 7410
AC/PS & Fan: 7603
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-08-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By MinntoMich
Think I found my leak. To make clear its a Onan...

Think I found my leak. To make clear its a Onan BGE Emerald Plus 4K, circa 1994. My initial suspicion that the crankcase was overfull wasn't it. I drained the pan and the filter and got about 3.5...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-08-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,253
Posted By MinntoMich
I think its just a holdover size number from a...

I think its just a holdover size number from a bias ply tire. Its obsolete.

This from the net... "8R19. 5 tires have a diameter of 33.6", a section width of 8.0", and a wheel diameter of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-07-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By MinntoMich
I have no idea. Its used/reconditioned and was...

I have no idea. Its used/reconditioned and was installed at an RV dealer not far from me. I get your point and plan on making a call to find out what model exactly I'm dealing with.

Just for the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-07-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By MinntoMich
Thanks to you both for responding. I'm betting...

Thanks to you both for responding. I'm betting and hoping that Massparanoia is right, that it is too full. I'm hoping no seals blew and its just exiting through the PCV. Have not checked the air...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-07-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,253
Posted By MinntoMich
I have had the Double Coin tires on my MH for 3...

I have had the Double Coin tires on my MH for 3 or 4 years now and can report no problems. Its a good budget choice. That being said, my MH grosses out at about or a bit higher than 16,500 lbs. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-06-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By MinntoMich
Generator Oil Leak...

How much of a problem is this?

1993 Winnebago 34' with a used Onan 4000 watt generator installed about 1 month ago. Ran it really for the 1st time for about an hour when I noticed this... (see...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-05-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,605
Posted By MinntoMich
Well... For the group benefit please point out...

Well... For the group benefit please point out the fallacious argument in this thread then. Everyone rationalizes depending on their background, bias, self-interest etc... What's the point of your...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-05-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,605
Posted By MinntoMich
Vaild concerns for safety of others and yourself....

Vaild concerns for safety of others and yourself. I too wear a mask in public and will continue to do so but I do realize that others will not. Some are lazy, don't care or genuinely believe its...
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