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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,605
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Some Beaver Patriots In 2007 Are Okay

I have a 2007 Patriot Thunder Winchester III with the preferred pre-emissions KCB Cat C-13. In other words, they plugged a end-of-year 2006 engine into the 2007 Beaver.

It was for sale until the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-01-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By RVNeophytes2
RV Value, Market

I've helped several people buy rigs using 76% of the "Average Retail" value at NADARV.

This is a good rule of thumb for Wholesale pricing, which is where the savvy market tends to settle, in my...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-27-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,974
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Unpleasant Surprise, Planning New Orleans Trip

I just reserved a spot for more than two weeks from now at French Quarter RV Park, since my mother-in-law wanted to see New Orleans.

I was concerned about getting in and out of the park with a...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 12-20-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Cruise Control with C13

Reprinted from FMCA: This might be helpful to folks with cruise control problems associated with the C7/C13/C15 Cats.

The article is HERE...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-10-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Another Goodyear Tire Failure

In the nutshell, I had a custom enclosed trailer built last year and equipped with Wrangler II LT tires. In use, the tires carry a little more than half of their load rating.

They didn't make it...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-06-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 337
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Thetford Tecma Help

I'm hardly ever at iRV2 for myriad reasons; but, there was a thread about Tecma toilets earlier that I referenced when mine ceased operating.

Due to the limitations of this system, my two-page...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 02-22-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Recurrent Inspection Item

What a superb commentary. I've captured the broken casting photo, will place it alongside a checklist item on my six-month inspection.

Thanks again.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 02-05-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Thanks

That really shed some light on the topic. I was lifting the complete assembly, not just the upper housing that you show. Am soaking the upper bolts in penetrating oil, will go at it again in the...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 02-05-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By RVNeophytes2
C-13 Thermostat Change

Sources talk about how easy it is to change, that the "regulator" as thermostats are sometimes called in Caterpillar-speak should be changed every few years.

I loosened my thermostat housing, and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-13-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,273
Posted By RVNeophytes2
That alone will protect you until you match...

That alone will protect you until you match recorded wheel-end or axle weights to the manufacturer's charts for the exact size and model of tire installed (not the one tested for the placard).
...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-02-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Hydraulics in Cold Wx

I have to hit the Intelitec Slide IN button several times, when it is cold.

Another odd thing: the Powergear leveling system won't do either air or hydraulic leveling if the reservoir level...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-02-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,188
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Splendide/Ariston Washer Has No Power

I believe this is a fairly common problem for a machine that wouldn't last two seconds in the open consumer market, domestically.

Simply put, the power light won't come on. AC traces past the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-22-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,906
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Crime in General

Hear, hear.

I grew up in the 1970s, with a much higher crime rate than we see now. As you can see here (https://www.factcheck.org/UploadedFiles/2016/07/Violent-Crime-Rate-Chart1.png), we peaked in...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-21-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,599
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Refund Refusal

This is what you get, if you attempt to obtain a refund:

Thank you for contacting CoPilot.

We're sorry to hear you are disappointed with our CoPilot RV app. Some of the topics you mention in...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-19-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,599
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Followup

CONSUMER ALERT

When this item is purchased in iTunes, it is ineligible for refund. If you go to the RVCopilot support site, they will not reply to refund requests. Buyer beware.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-17-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,599
Posted By RVNeophytes2
CoPilot Needs Remedial Training

I just ponied up the $39 and bought RVCoPilot and am similarly unimpressed. Doing some test routings, I found it happily routed me down the treacherous Highlands-to-Franklin cliffside routing that...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-27-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,925
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Dukes of Hazards

I follow the lead of traffic I'm with: the vast majority turn on flashers to warn drivers they've slowed more then 30mph below the conventional flow of traffic.

When I was in high school the older...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-27-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,975
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Tire Blowout Interview

I sat in Hong Kong, talking with a fellow airline pilot, motorhome owner.

He had a two-year-old Michelin steer tire blow on his DP, and said no sudden loss of our Boeing's 90,000 lb thrust Rolls...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-25-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Gray Stench

Ours does that, too, whenever the Gray quantity is over 50% in motion.

I put a rubber disk over the shower drain when we're driving with a tank more than half full, leave the bathroom fan running....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-25-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Beaver Patriot Thunder Wheel Bearings, Steering Axle

Our rig didn't come with wet hubs, since some manufacturers feared brake contamination due to oil leakage.

The 2007 Patriots are unique in that they come with Dana Spicer Axle beams that during...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-01-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,876
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Me Too

A nice 2009 to 2013 Tiffin or DSDP maintained by a fussy mechanic and garaged is your best bet. You'll probably want a different rig after a few years, so go ahead and make the plunge. This is your...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-20-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,678
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Great Idea

Steve's smarter than me. I have a checklist, and, I've learned to read aloud each item and look at an indicator of completion.:angel:

For most people, the walkaround is a great tool and will...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-01-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,501
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Great Idea

That's the smartest thing I've heard in awhile.

When the question of DW driving comes up, I'm always reminded of my late friend Harry, who ran five companies in retirement. He was married to Pete,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-15-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,133
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Same Here

I'm with Scotty, will add another thing: just in the last few years, we are having fewer problems finding long pull-thru sites virtually anyway.

Case in point: we just did a 3,900 mile trip...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-11-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Thanks

Thanks, folks. That was my understanding, too. DW looked it up and told me otherwise. I'll try to find the citation from our friends at AH.

That was easy, you were right. "NOTE: The Aqua-Hot's...
Forum: Roadmaster Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-11-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,922
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Cold Weather?

Hey, I was in the same area amidst the same ridiculously low temps, had similar problems. In my case, I lost steering due to a rupture in my hydraulic cooler.

Then, again, I suffered a filter...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-08-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By RVNeophytes2
PS

I forgot to mention: Dry snow on the toppers seemed inconsequential. I motored the slideouts in and out, to sweep them. The full-length slideout wouldn't close completely at the upper edge; it turns...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-08-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Cold Weather Issues?

I thought I'd float this, in case it helps anyone. A few maintenance and operational items from this Texas - Maryland - South Carolina - Texas trip in freezing weather.


Power Steering I've...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-25-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,751
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Short & Simple

No.

Unless I expect to, when I leave off the gas, to be braking right away. For example, in stop-and-go traffic.

PS I'd strongly suggest drivers practice finding the engine brake without having...
Forum: New Member Check-In 06-30-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By RVNeophytes2
It's Driving Us Craaaazy

All of us night owls want to know...;)
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-29-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Calling All Tile...

I called with my VIN, the lady at Monaco helped me.

BTW, the project is absolutely stuck. I'm going to re-tile the bathroom, eventually the entire rig. Even the wholesale houses don't have Aspen...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-31-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,937
Posted By RVNeophytes2
I think we all agreed from the start this is...

I think we all agreed from the start this is grossly unscientific.

I've enjoyed reading everyone's posts, have seen some great ideas.:thumb:
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-30-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,942
Posted By RVNeophytes2
It had slowed to 45 mph, he clocked me at 46. ...

It had slowed to 45 mph, he clocked me at 46.

[We had about 100 people at our banquet last night (all of this stemmed from a reunion of Womens Airforce Service Pilots), everyone weighed in. It...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-29-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,942
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Rural Speed Traps

I had an interesting experience yesterday, in Lipan, Texas.

It is a town of 430 people, along FM 4 north of Granbury. I was traveling northbound in support of a veterans' event at Sweetwater.
...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 05-21-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,175
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Correlation Between MPD and Enjoyment

We have tripsheets for planning and recalling trips. Ours contains a spreadsheet function that gives us a MPD or Miles Per Day average.

We generally set 400 miles as our daily maximum; but at a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-20-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,906
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Airline Style

For the maintenance performed, I put receipts into a hanging "MH Maintenance" file.

But, the real challenge is documenting small failures that might otherwise be forgotten. On the road, for...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-15-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Thanks, All

Bob, I'll pursue those.

Everyone has been so helpful, thank you very much. Maybe Luke and I can hook up to fill the one hole I have (it was a raised tile, and I couldn't extract it in one piece),...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-14-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Thanks

Thanks, Jim

But, floorcost leads you to a page that says it's discontinued, or out of stock.

There are a couple on line that do that: they tease until the very end...:blush:
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-13-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Looking for Spare 18" Tiles

I'm looking for the Aspen Lodge "Morning Breeze" tile used in some 2006-2008 Monacos and Beavers.

Does anyone have this tile stockpiled -- maybe you have another coach or now have a different...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-18-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,937
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Offending Passage

I don't have access to the posts of the guy who keeps saying this, but see snippets of his remarks in your quotes.

Attached is an example of what fuels this endless semantics loop we often see,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-17-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,937
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Semantics, cont'd

Specifically, Paragraph S6.5 Tire markings. Sub-paragraph (d)


"(d) The maximum load rating and corresponding inflation pressure of the tire, shown as follows..."

:whistling:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-15-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 12,742
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Clammy? Don't Sweat It!

Haw... Hey, we all love a fresh perspective!! Never be shy about saying that the emperor, while maybe not nekkid, is wearing a ridiculous thong:laugh:

The TV thing is indeed ridiculous. And,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-15-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,937
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Misinformation or Semantics?

Let's all go to the source, and review what these markings actually mean.

Tire Safety, Brochure (DOT HS 809 361 October 2001) (https://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/TireSafety/ridesonit/brochure.html)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-12-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,937
Posted By RVNeophytes2
One note of caution: the tires shown on the...

One note of caution: the tires shown on the placard may not be the same as those on the coach.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-09-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,937
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Finally Got a Good Reading

The wind turned 90 degrees, so it was zero headwind, zero tailwind, smooth pavement at 65 mph.

Michelin XZAs at 120 psi.

Passenger seat read 78 dB and Driver seat 79:thumb:
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-06-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,906
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Great Idea for Airlines, Come Fly with Us

'Got me to thinking: we used to fly before that pesky Traffic Collision
Avoidance System; I think I'll start disabling it. Same thing with Assymetrical Thrust Compensation; I mean, John Wayne ...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-06-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,299
Posted By RVNeophytes2
I've used the FMCA program three times, love it....

I've used the FMCA program three times, love it. Michelin is the gold standard of RV tires.


[Full Disclosure: No tire is immune from flaws/failures. A fellow airline pilot put new Michelins on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-06-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,203
Posted By RVNeophytes2
I found examples of ProjectPro's discovery at the...

I found examples of ProjectPro's discovery at the famous Alvarado, Texas "volume dealer," and at their competitor up the road.

'Problem is, the big dealer buys undercoating by the rail-car load,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-03-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,030
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Phantom drivers can be harsh, but Gary has a good...

Phantom drivers can be harsh, but Gary has a good point (in a different age, we'd hook our "rigs" together at 340 mph and exchange fluids). :D

Really, your cats and dog will love you, even if you...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-03-2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,937
Posted By RVNeophytes2
Troublemaker:laugh: Really, this is a great...

Troublemaker:laugh:

Really, this is a great idea.

But, to be fair, we have to all rally and drive the same stretch of highway in the exact same wind conditions. Then, we can compare readings at...
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