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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-07-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,870
Posted By troutmandj
i never winterize

at least yet; we camp year around, even in well below zero temperature. we ice fish, snowshoe, or just enjoy the solitude in winter's splendor.
i keep the furnace going 24/7 (we'll see how long it...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 11-07-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,236
Posted By troutmandj
i'm a gasser

just bought a silverado 2500 hd 6.6 gas, custom trim.
call me outdated, but i've always driven used trucks and kind of out of touch with reality.....
i'm still reeling from sticker shock. generally...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-28-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,879
Posted By troutmandj
2 cents

a couple thoughts. we are only 2 - wife and I, so space not too much a priority.
kayaks fit on truck, we don't have other gear to worry about.
generator is in back of truck; specifically didn't...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-28-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By troutmandj
love mine

bought Voyager WVOS541 a couple months ago. $479 (alaska, may be less elsewhere, dunno).
Love it. Not hard to install; camera wired into rear running light, wireless connection to monitor in cab....
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 07-11-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,424
Posted By troutmandj
towing 21rbs with my GMC 1500 4x4. just trashed...

towing 21rbs with my GMC 1500 4x4. just trashed my transmission, had it rebuilt last week, now i need a rear differential rebuild, but truck died a couple days ago while towing on a long hill here in...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 07-11-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,070
Posted By troutmandj
I tow with a 2007 GMC 1500, 2019 21 RBS. When we...

I tow with a 2007 GMC 1500, 2019 21 RBS. When we bought the trailer we had the truck and decided it would "do." It has been a champ for 3 years, but tranny always heated up in the Alaska mountains,...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 07-05-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By troutmandj
i have the same observation, but we ignore it. if...

i have the same observation, but we ignore it. if i didn't have a ton of other higher priority projects, i'd look to replace it, or make a replacement. feel ya though.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 05-03-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By troutmandj
great suggestions

definitely going to look into lubing w/WD 40, and will definitely put a water shut off in the water line. Great idea!
Thanks all.......
I'll be looking at a little DIY now rather than in a hurry to...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 05-02-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By troutmandj
Toilet water runs constantly

Problem is pervasive but intermittent. I can stop it briefly by snapping the toilet pedal a few times. Still, most of the time we have to shut off the water pump after using toilet. Then of course,...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 03-25-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By troutmandj
absolutely take kayaks

so many opportunities. there are countless lakes along alaska's main arteries that are accessible from the highway.
Kenai Lake on Kenai Penninsula - huge lake great access for kayaks, calm water...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 03-23-2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,119
Posted By troutmandj
frozen water line, my solutions

I'm in Alaska. We just returned from a snowshoeing weekend in Denali National Park. Daytime temperatures were -10 to 10 or so, but Saturday was unusually balmy reaching upper 20's. overnight...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 02-27-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,119
Posted By troutmandj
how do you wire it in?

how do you wire it in?
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 02-21-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,119
Posted By troutmandj
frozen water in cold

i live in Alaska. 21RBS with 4 season package and heat wrap for fresh water tank. I also confirmed with my dealer that 4 season isn't winter everywhere. We routinely camp in temperatures ranging from...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 02-12-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,490
Posted By troutmandj
sorry for the delay. i got distracted then i...

sorry for the delay. i got distracted then i forgot. here are pics of my cover. it's 1/8" (because i couldn't find 1/4") medium density fiberboard (mdf) on the outside, glued to mass loaded vinyl...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 02-03-2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,490
Posted By troutmandj
will do today/tomorrow.

will do today/tomorrow.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 01-26-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,490
Posted By troutmandj
i have a Firman 4500, dual fuel. the duel fuel is...

i have a Firman 4500, dual fuel. the duel fuel is a gem. i like/love it, it works well below zero degrees. that said, i didn't really do enough research before i bought it. in retrospect, the...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 01-26-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,368
Posted By troutmandj
we have creekside 21rbs. we loved it from the...

we have creekside 21rbs. we loved it from the first, though we looked at other models in the mountain and titanium series. all i've done so far is upgraded the propane tanks and batteries. we live in...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 01-08-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,906
Posted By troutmandj
it is hard to explain isn't it? just sitting out...

it is hard to explain isn't it? just sitting out there gives me a peace that's hard to find elsewhere. we love the Eureka area. i hope we are here for the finish line, no more moves.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 01-08-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,906
Posted By troutmandj
oooohhhh yeah, i forgot about that!

oooohhhh yeah, i forgot about that!
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 01-07-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,906
Posted By troutmandj
ok, wow. here goes. propane: i carry 2 40lb tanks...

ok, wow. here goes. propane: i carry 2 40lb tanks on tongue, one 30lb reserve, and a small one about 15lb (don't know exactly, it's my gas grill tank) for the generator. consumption: 2 40lb tanks...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 01-07-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,906
Posted By troutmandj
Why we like Alaska in winter. Denali is kind of...

Why we like Alaska in winter. Denali is kind of awesome because it's crawling with people during prime time in spring/summer. pic shows typical traffic we encounter on our weekend jaunts.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 01-05-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,906
Posted By troutmandj
electric starter (generator battery) was kaput;...

electric starter (generator battery) was kaput; wouldn't crank; cold too much for it. I tried a few pulls on the manual start rope and it didn't sound like it would respond. i was reluctant to try...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 01-03-2021, 04:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,906
Posted By troutmandj
update: i just returned from another overnight in...

update: i just returned from another overnight in Denali. this time not so successful. temperature friday at Denali was -22 when we arrived in the afternoon. generator started and ran with no...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 01-03-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,906
Posted By troutmandj
yes, you can run the furnace. i do while towing....

yes, you can run the furnace. i do while towing. i have antifreeze in black and gray tanks. fresh water does ok with the furnace running, but my trips in winter are short, max 6 hour drive. That's so...
Forum: Just Conversation 12-21-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By troutmandj
i don't care to comment too much on this. i did...

i don't care to comment too much on this. i did serve for 20 years in the Army, and when I started I valued serving, although it was Vietnam and my choice was not popular then. i will deposit this:...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-18-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,906
Posted By troutmandj
ORV 21RBS here. we just took ours to Denali...

ORV 21RBS here. we just took ours to Denali National Park in Alaska, -22 degrees, and stayed toasty warm and fully operational. Here's some of the things we've done:
we have generator, that is key:...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-18-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By troutmandj
oh, on back up. if generator fails, we go home....

oh, on back up. if generator fails, we go home. that's the back up! battery power will sustain us for a day, so no hurry. if furnace works, then all is normal for that day. with good sunlight we have...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-18-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By troutmandj
that's pretty much the bottom end of what we're...

that's pretty much the bottom end of what we're willing to camp in. the weather forecast for the area had coldest at -6, but local areas often vary widely and forecasts are difficult to go by. i fill...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-17-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By troutmandj
solution - for now

well, i decided that any basement work will be a summer project, if undertaken. i don't think it will be necessary though. some folks on the forum provided links to Outdoors RV factory tours on...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-17-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 12,802
Views: 1,818,600
Posted By troutmandj
zamp 180W portable solar panel, 4 250ah 6v...

zamp 180W portable solar panel, 4 250ah 6v batteries. serious boondocking.....
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-07-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By troutmandj
looks like i found a nice forum with good folks....

looks like i found a nice forum with good folks. did not expect all the great feedback in so short a time! thanks. perhaps as i become more knowledgeable i may contribute as well.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-07-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By troutmandj
tell me about it. actually i do ok setting up an...

tell me about it. actually i do ok setting up an outdoor workspace using heatlamps. that said, i'm looking for a long term solution so this winter will probably dry camp, carrying water on board and...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-07-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By troutmandj
Taking apart the bottom on my Creekside

Just got a 2019 Creekside 21RBS this past summer. Having some issues with fresh water freezing (Alaska, +5 to -15 degrees, so duh...) and I wanted to see if I could supplement the insulation and tank...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-06-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,089
Posted By troutmandj
GPS good idea, but consider also different security locks

I'm assuming you use a good coupler lock? I'd consider a wheel boot, or two, as well. I have one that I only use when I'm uncomfortable with where I am and have to leave the trailer for a day's...
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