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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum Today, 12:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 29
Posted By sirpurrcival
2007 Monaco Dynasty King 3 Interior Light Lens

So, I went to look at a coach yesterday that was for sale. As I was going over it, I noticed an interior light that was not working. I was curious as to the type of bulb and so I went to remove...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-01-2022, 01:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By sirpurrcival
LOL. Quite right. NuCold is better than...

LOL. Quite right. NuCold is better than NeverCold which is what I used to call it. I will definitely get it right going forward. After all the calls, discussions, etc. how dumb do I have to be to...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-30-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By sirpurrcival
Not long after my last post, I got a call from...

Not long after my last post, I got a call from the RV Dealer. This is unbelievable.

NuCold is sending an Engineer from Indiana to British Columbia to examine the problem. This a first for the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-30-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By sirpurrcival
That is useful information. I am going to pass...

That is useful information. I am going to pass this along to the dealership verbatim. I have wondered about the power center throughout this but short of testing the voltage and amp draw, I haven't...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-29-2021, 12:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By sirpurrcival
The Saga continues. So NuCold decided to...

The Saga continues.

So NuCold decided to provide me with a new fridge. During these covid times, it took quite awhile to arrive and when it did, the RV dealership took awhile to get it installed....
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-28-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By sirpurrcival
It is a Poly tarp I'm guessing. The difference...

It is a Poly tarp I'm guessing. The difference between your run of the mill tarp and something made for an RV is that the latter do allow for some breathing. If moisture from humidity or...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-26-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By sirpurrcival
Firstly, the Fraser Valley is pretty big. There...

Firstly, the Fraser Valley is pretty big. There is a world of difference between being in Surrey vs being out past Chilliwack.

I see snow mentioned here as a problem and while it is possible,...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-13-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By sirpurrcival
Well, here we go again! So when last I posted on...

Well, here we go again! So when last I posted on this, I was waiting on my trailer to return. Before I took possession of it, I had them run the fridge for a few days which they did. Seemed to be...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-01-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,130
Posted By sirpurrcival
Perhaps the more prudent question is why dash...

Perhaps the more prudent question is why dash cams aren't standard equipment in most modern automobiles? Manufacturers go to Great pains to make sure that there are sufficient coffee cup holders and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-15-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By sirpurrcival
Thank you gentlemen for your insights and...

Thank you gentlemen for your insights and experiences. I just knew that that there was something that didn't really jive for me in the explanation. The problem stems from the RV Dealership who have...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-13-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By sirpurrcival
NuCold 2 Way Fridge Issue

In 2020, I purchased a 1 year old Catalina 26 foot Legacy Edition Travel Trailer with a Nucold N7.... model 2 way fridge. I bought it in August of that year but did not get a chance to use it until...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-13-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,925
Posted By sirpurrcival
I use the external type and I find that they...

I use the external type and I find that they measure the inside temperature reasonably well. I originally bought this type to go on my Class A but when I moved to a truck and travel trailer, I just...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-10-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,841
Posted By sirpurrcival
I won't speak to US National Parks but a lot of...

I won't speak to US National Parks but a lot of Provincial and Federal Parks here on the west coast of Canada have some much bigger challenges when you have a bigger rig (plus 35'). While some may...
Forum: Canada Region 05-26-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,155
Posted By sirpurrcival
Honestly, aside from sites like this, other...

Honestly, aside from sites like this, other possible sources can include smart phone apps, websites for various auto associations. For example BCAA.com has road trip suggestions. There are often...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-03-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,650
Posted By sirpurrcival
If the pressure relieve valve will come off, it...

If the pressure relieve valve will come off, it should be a relatively simple matter to siphon the water out of the tank. What I was wondering is if a mild acid like vinegar poured in might help to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-08-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By sirpurrcival
National made a 37 foot gasser with a tag axle. ...

National made a 37 foot gasser with a tag axle. I thought it was great. Being a 37 footer, it wasn't the biggest and heaviest. That made it more prone to wind pollution from big trucks rushing by...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-08-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,213
Posted By sirpurrcival
Probably one of the heaviest things you can haul...

Probably one of the heaviest things you can haul around is a tank full of water. Think about where you are going and if you need to carry much H20. If you don't, then don't.
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 04-03-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,954
Posted By sirpurrcival
The best wisdom during all of this is to "Don't...

The best wisdom during all of this is to "Don't expect things to be better soon". As someone earlier in the thread mentioned, we are now getting hammered here in parts of Canada with daily counts at...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 02-14-2021, 04:12 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 19,792
Posted By sirpurrcival
There are always pro's and cons to any solution...

There are always pro's and cons to any solution to a problem but I will point out to the naysayers that many arguments against that are being used are the very same arguments that were being made...
Forum: Canada Region 02-14-2021, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By sirpurrcival
Musings about closing the inter provincial border...

Musings about closing the inter provincial border stemmed from two basic issues.

1. Alberta at the time was raging out of control with Covid19 and we had enough of our own problems here in BC...
Forum: New Member Check-In 01-24-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By sirpurrcival
Unless they are in the boat in which case being...

Unless they are in the boat in which case being in a very deep wide ditch might be preferable.:laugh:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,450
Posted By sirpurrcival
Put me solidly in the camp of those that think...

Put me solidly in the camp of those that think the driving style is the easiest and most economical way to keep the $$$ at bay. One of the best ways that I try to economize on fuel is by...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-31-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By sirpurrcival
Your websites are probably listed in the browser...

Your websites are probably listed in the browser history. Depending on what browser you are using, you can probably find a lot of them easily that way.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-31-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,003
Posted By sirpurrcival
All I can say is that there are youtube videos...

All I can say is that there are youtube videos out there with RV'ers in bad storm conditions doing similar. Finding any kind of brick or concrete structure to take shelter in be it a rest stop...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,287
Posted By sirpurrcival
There are pro's and cons but the biggest con to...

There are pro's and cons but the biggest con to the def argument besides the cost of the def fluid appears to be that it is considered "another thing that can go wrong". But the upside of it is that...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-13-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,336
Posted By sirpurrcival
I guess my thoughts on the matter run to a theme...

I guess my thoughts on the matter run to a theme which we constantly address in the RV world which is the corners that the industry tends to cut with fit, finish and quality. The chairs aren't...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-02-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,015
Posted By sirpurrcival
There have been a couple of suggestions here that...

There have been a couple of suggestions here that kind of touch on one of the most easy solutions. Keep in regular touch with your trustees. That may mean a once a month email letting them know...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-25-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,724
Posted By sirpurrcival
If I remember rightly, those bolts are supposed...

If I remember rightly, those bolts are supposed to be softer than the Oil pan as a precaution against striping the threads. How much would it be to just replace the Oil pan? Seems like the kind of...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-25-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By sirpurrcival
Basically there are 3 routes through the Rockies....

Basically there are 3 routes through the Rockies. Trans Canada heading west from Calgary. Hwy 16 heading west from Edmonton, Hwy 3 heading west from Lethbridge. Of the 3, the easiest drive is...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 10-21-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,614
Posted By sirpurrcival
The challenge that you have (right now at least)...

The challenge that you have (right now at least) is that you can't stay in Canada for any length of time. You basically have to run for the Alaska border and you can't dally. Otherwise you are at...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 10-21-2020, 03:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,755
Posted By sirpurrcival
Well if it does open, it will likely be one...

Well if it does open, it will likely be one way....south. At this point Canada and if the polls are to be believed, a vast majority of Canadians think the border should remain closed and will...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-05-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By sirpurrcival
Do you actually have a transfer switch? My...

Do you actually have a transfer switch? My Tropical did not, In order to get generator power, I had to physically plug my plug into a outlet installed next to the generator.

If that is the case,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-05-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,471
Posted By sirpurrcival
So why would occupants have to wait for checkouts...

So why would occupants have to wait for checkouts to have a tour? If you have incoming campers whose spot isn't available right away, just park em. Having a tour while waiting for your spot would...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-05-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 806
Posted By sirpurrcival
Chances are very good that your drain screen is...

Chances are very good that your drain screen is threaded into a fitting on your drain pipe. I had a drainage issue with mine once (Not a clog, just the result of a crap DIY repair by the previous...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-28-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,668
Posted By sirpurrcival
It's not just fridges either. Recently in our...

It's not just fridges either. Recently in our Sticks and Bricks house our dishwasher of several years decided that it was time to take a permanent vacation. I thought it would be just be a simple...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-15-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,707
Posted By sirpurrcival
I haven't read all of this thread but much of the...

I haven't read all of this thread but much of the focus seems to have been on infrastructure question or the "unfair" to the campground point of view. If it hasn't been covered here, the basic...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 09-14-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,683
Posted By sirpurrcival
All the most valuable points have been covered I...

All the most valuable points have been covered I think. For me, I tend to want to do my own planning and work my own schedule for trips. And in truth, much of the research you do in that planning...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 08-31-2020, 03:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,947
Posted By sirpurrcival
I live in BC and there have been a few incidents...

I live in BC and there have been a few incidents here. Most folks have been told to try and stick close to home this year and that everyone from other places should be here only under very specific...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 08-31-2020, 02:29 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,627
Posted By sirpurrcival
There are a lot of folks up here who are "hoping"...

There are a lot of folks up here who are "hoping" to go south and keeping their plans flexible, waiting to see what is going to happen but if they have to drive, and the border is still closed, well,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-27-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,660
Posted By sirpurrcival
My wife and I did not have the ability to pull a...

My wife and I did not have the ability to pull a toad. Our 37' Class A gasser was too heavy for the transmission as it was, never mind a toad. So we put our bikes on a rack at the back of the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-19-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By sirpurrcival
The problem with this is that sometimes the...

The problem with this is that sometimes the breaker isn't available to reset. I have been to a couple of campgrounds where the breakers are in a locked utility box and you need owner or staff to...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-19-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By sirpurrcival
2008 KZ Spree 285RL 5th Wheel

Someone local to me has this kind of unit up for sale. It looks to be in pretty good shape from the pictures but we all know how much that is worth.

Anybody have experience with KZ products of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-16-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,031
Posted By sirpurrcival
There is a lot of good advice here about the...

There is a lot of good advice here about the actual steering and clearance part of driving a Class A diesel but you should understand how air brakes work as well. Stopping is as at least as important...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-13-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By sirpurrcival
Oh Bother. Looking at that I wonder if it might...

Oh Bother. Looking at that I wonder if it might not be more practical in the long run to change the way the TV is mounted if you have to go to all that effort just to change a cable or mount a...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-13-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,019
Posted By sirpurrcival
Believe me, I wondered that myself lol but since...

Believe me, I wondered that myself lol but since I live in BC, Canada, I thought it was pretty unlikely that it would end up back in the US.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-08-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,019
Posted By sirpurrcival
This may not be especially helpful but my...

This may not be especially helpful but my solution was to sell my rig.:eek:

I really do think it is about fluids moving around in the reservoirs. I redid my entire brake system, had the fluids...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 07-05-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,479
Posted By sirpurrcival
You are allowed to transit through on your way...

You are allowed to transit through on your way to/from Alaska. But you have to go directly, no little side trips to sight see. The story from Banff has some people a little riled up as the the...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-20-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,025
Posted By sirpurrcival
There are many devices that can plug into your...

There are many devices that can plug into your OBD port that can provide much more reliable real time information about temperatures than the idiot gauges. I would certainly consider that going...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 06-05-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,359
Posted By sirpurrcival
So, in general terms. 1. Bad weather can...

So, in general terms.

1. Bad weather can happen up north at any time but the most extreme stories are generally the exception not rule. You need to be able to roll with the punches but in...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 06-05-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,850
Posted By sirpurrcival
Other provinces as well currently have...

Other provinces as well currently have restrictions on travel from other regions of Canada which may well last the bulk of the summer depending on how things progress. Cruise ships are effectively...
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