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Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-19-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By RVThere
Day 1: Sac to Wendover, NV Day 2: NV to WY/NE...

Day 1: Sac to Wendover, NV
Day 2: NV to WY/NE border
Day 3: WY/NE to just east of KC
Day 4: to Louisville
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-19-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By RVThere
My son lives in Placerville and is an officer...

My son lives in Placerville and is an officer with SACPD so we make most of that trip at least once per year.

We have done the trip as early as March and as late as October and dodged snow so you...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-17-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By RVThere
Per the website, Fishing Bridge will NOT open...

Per the website, Fishing Bridge will NOT open until Sept. 3, 2021.

I volunteer at the Boy Scout camp that is 8 miles from the east entrance and frequently take groups into the park during the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-16-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By RVThere
Check the screw on filter cup on your water pump....

Check the screw on filter cup on your water pump. Last time I had to winterize with air, some water stayed in that cup, froze and cracked the cup. Found out when I was getting ready to leave on a...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-16-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By RVThere
I have been through about 4 TruCenters. Solenoid...

I have been through about 4 TruCenters. Solenoid broke free in the box, get new one. Entire solenoid box falls off, get a new one. Few other problems.

A few years ago I went to Pender, NE to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-14-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,436
Posted By RVThere
Inconclusive at the current time. Hooked up...

Inconclusive at the current time.

Hooked up the power yesterday and attempted to run the AC. Looking through my access, the darn pipe is freezing up.

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Pump some heat into the coach...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-13-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,168
Posted By RVThere
Thank you guys for your service to our country. ...

Thank you guys for your service to our country.

So we've gone from my original post on getting pulled over in a RV, to recollections of every traffic stop regardless of RV involvement, to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-12-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,514
Posted By RVThere
IF you do consider a motorhome instead of the...

IF you do consider a motorhome instead of the truck/fiver combo, realize that most motorhomes, especially older ones, are not designed for child car seats. No front facing seats with seat belts, no...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-12-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,179
Posted By RVThere
Sorry, I was incorrect in one of my stops. After...

Sorry, I was incorrect in one of my stops. After I hop on I-95 south from 17 in Fredericksburg, I stop at the FJ at Exit 104 Carmel Church/Ruther Glen VA. After than I usually stop for the night at...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-11-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,436
Posted By RVThere
My son and I heaved the unit back onto the...

My son and I heaved the unit back onto the chassis

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They hardest part was lining up the duct to the unit output vent. You need to make microscopic adjustments with a dead blow hammer and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-07-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By RVThere
I have tremendous experience with this generator...

I have tremendous experience with this generator in my View and have probably about 1000 hours on it. I've posted a number of times on this forum to document my various repairs.

1. Clogged fuel...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-07-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,436
Posted By RVThere
Finally an update as my AC buddy found time to...

Finally an update as my AC buddy found time to come to the barn to look at my rebuilt basement AC.

He spent some time familiarizing himself with how the coolant pipes were routed and figuring...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-06-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,168
Posted By RVThere
As the OP, let me respond and clarify as some...

As the OP, let me respond and clarify as some here may be skipping over some of my previous replies (#29 for example).





This officer did NOT 'pull me out of the vehicle' or 'demand' I exit...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-04-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By RVThere
Bio-diesel is not an issue but you just have to...

Bio-diesel is not an issue but you just have to be mindful. I have 75k on my Sprinter and have put many gallons of bio-diesel in it. Every 5-10 tankfuls I'll add some Diesel Kleen.

Here is the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-04-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By RVThere
I just had a Coleman roof AC go back. Compressor...

I just had a Coleman roof AC go back. Compressor was binding and pulled amps until it blew the breaker. With those units, it's easier to replace the whole unit than swap in a new compressor.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-04-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By RVThere
I don't know about RVWizard but I've used the...

I don't know about RVWizard but I've used the AllTrails app and Google Maps with great results.

I've hiked pretty much the entire AT section from Bear Mountain in NY, through NJ to eastern PA. ...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-03-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By RVThere
I have a 2017 View and my good friends have a...

I have a 2017 View and my good friends have a 2019 Tiffin Wayfarer. They came to visit us in FL for a few weeks so I got to 'learn' all the functions of the Tiffin along with them and compare both...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-02-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By RVThere
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Some pics to show you what can be on the inside.

With mine, the fill valve is separated from the OPD by a flex pipe.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-02-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By RVThere
Your problem is probably your OPD valve, not your...

Your problem is probably your OPD valve, not your filler valve.

I found my replacement on ebay. Look for seller 'propane-kits'.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-02-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By RVThere
Most likely you OPD (Overfill protection device)...

Most likely you OPD (Overfill protection device) is stuck in a position which prevents filling. I fixed mine a few weeks ago. See the link to the post below that takes you through the process step...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-02-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,128
Posted By RVThere
Mine is 63'x40. That is long enough for my...

Mine is 63'x40. That is long enough for my 40-footer plus I can hook up the toad and still have some room. Doors on both sides so I can pull in and out the other side. Wide enough so both my 40...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-01-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,168
Posted By RVThere
After speaking to both my LEO sons and watching...

After speaking to both my LEO sons and watching way too many episodes of COPS and LivePD, all the officer's actions were totally professional and totally understandable. He NEEDS to control the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-01-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,168
Posted By RVThere
Yep, I have the detector many for back roads...

Yep, I have the detector many for back roads where you're doing 55 and suddenly a town comes up and it drops to 30 without much warning until you see the local PD with a speed trap.

Waldo, FL...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-01-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,168
Posted By RVThere
NO tolls on I-80 in Nebraska. Nearest are...

NO tolls on I-80 in Nebraska. Nearest are probably Chicago to the east and Denver to the west.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-01-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,168
Posted By RVThere
My son is a Sacramento PD officer. He tells me...

My son is a Sacramento PD officer. He tells me that his CHP buddies write 98 tickets out of 100 stops! The odds were against you!
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-31-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,168
Posted By RVThere
Ever get pulled over in your motorhome?

So Iím minding my own business in the slow lane of I-80 doing 70 mph in a 75 mph zone somewhere between Omaha and Lincoln, NE. I see a trooper in the median and think nothing of it as my radar...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-27-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By RVThere
I have found it's quicker and cheaper to go to...

I have found it's quicker and cheaper to go to google and YouTube and attempt the repairs myself. Every time I call the dealer, it is at least a 3 month wait! Every time the salesperson checks in...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-27-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By RVThere
22 years ago (in my mid-30's) I bought a...

22 years ago (in my mid-30's) I bought a lifetime membership for less than $300 I think as I anticipated correctly a long life of RV travel. Back then you received a great magazine with all kinds...
Forum: New Member Check-In 10-22-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By RVThere
Welcome! I volunteer at BSA Camp Buffalo...

Welcome!

I volunteer at BSA Camp Buffalo Bill near Pahaska and my son lives in Cody.

Like others have said, Cody is one inhospitable place to batten down for the winter!

Go south young man!
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 10-22-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By RVThere
QD3200 Genset Muffler Bellows Repair

Back in May, I noticed that my diesel generator was suddenly much louder. After popping off the cover, I saw thereís a flexible section (Ďbellowsí) in the exhaust pipe between the engine and the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-20-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 20,208
Posted By RVThere
You're very lucky! Mine cracked while doing 65...

You're very lucky! Mine cracked while doing 65 mph on I-95 in SC!

However mine cracked at the telescoping shaft so I still had one shaft holding the Jeep to the RV!
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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-17-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By RVThere
Iíve been towing a GC diesel for over 10 years....

Iíve been towing a GC diesel for over 10 years. Mine is a 2007 with the Mercedes diesel with no DEF. I believe your 2014 has the Italian diesel with DEF.

Just double checking that you know the...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 10-17-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By RVThere
This is where I bought mine. They have the 1.5"...

This is where I bought mine. They have the 1.5" size too:

https://yourtireshopsupply.com/product/2595/drg15-duallyvalve-stabilizer-15in-diameter-vhrg15
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 10-16-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By RVThere
Valve extension supports

A year or so ago, I ordered the rear duelly valve extensions and had them installed when I bought new tires. The inner tire had a long straight valve stem that fit into a grommet (rubber stabilizers)...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-16-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By RVThere
I hit mine with a blow dryer when it builds up...

I hit mine with a blow dryer when it builds up but it usually takes about two weeks to build up.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 10-15-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By RVThere
I broke that clip too. Since the sides of the...

I broke that clip too. Since the sides of the "U" hold the fitting, I slid the two pieces back in and put some tape across the top to keep it in place. So far, no problems.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-15-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By RVThere
Success! I went to my local...

Success!

I went to my local campground/propane dealer and they purged the tank and filled it with 9.7 gallons of propane in less than a minute!

I checked all the connections with a soap...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-15-2020, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By RVThere
Did not take it apart as I had the new part to...

Did not take it apart as I had the new part to replace. However, it definitely looks like the 'needle valve' is gummed up and does not easily depress when the cam on the float presses against it.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-14-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By RVThere
OPD replacement on propane tank

Pretty much since I bought my Sprinter chassis Winnebago View in 2017, itís had a problem with propane filling. It only takes about 3 gallons at 50% but the fill would go very slow. One campground in...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-14-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By RVThere
I hope the OP clarifies but if he bought in...

I hope the OP clarifies but if he bought in Orlando, he might be flying to pick up in Orlando and using the 13 days to just drive back to Sac.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-14-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,352
Posted By RVThere
The Hogback in Utah on Rt. 12. Two way traffic...

The Hogback in Utah on Rt. 12. Two way traffic on two lanes, no shoulder, no guard rail, 1000 foot drop on each side and about a 14% grade! NO PLACE to go in an emergency...
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Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-13-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By RVThere
Living in the FL Keys and having a son in...

Living in the FL Keys and having a son in Placerville, CA (who is an officer with SACPD), I've made that long trip multiple times.

Be warned it is snowing in the Rockies already so should take...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-05-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By RVThere
My son went to school at Paul Smith near Saranac...

My son went to school at Paul Smith near Saranac Lake NY which is the same general weather area as Fort Drum. It gets COLD beyond COLD there. He would regularly go to classes when it was -23...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-05-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,473
Posted By RVThere
I live in Big Pine Key. Believe it or not, we're...

I live in Big Pine Key. Believe it or not, we're still recovering from Hurricane Irma which hit 3 years ago.

Like many have said, state campgrounds close up quick. A friend of mine go this site...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-05-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By RVThere
Try the Walmart in Cody, WY if you need just an...

Try the Walmart in Cody, WY if you need just an overnight. You can pop in via the East entrance but watch the weather on Sylvan pass.

Coming from Missoula, you might just want to turn off in...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-29-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By RVThere
FYI, a few years ago I got turned around at the...

FYI, a few years ago I got turned around at the Shenandoah entrance station because my Class A was too high for one tunnel on Skyline Drive. I tried to make the 'drive down the middle' argument to...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-29-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By RVThere
I have flat towed a few vehicles. I started...

I have flat towed a few vehicles.

I started in 2008 with a Chrysler Town and Country Minivan that sat 8 when my sons were smaller and always had a few friends tagging along. Bought it new and...
Forum: Boondocking 09-28-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,054
Posted By RVThere
I use the AllStays app which shows you all your...

I use the AllStays app which shows you all your overnight options and indicates which Walmart do NOT allow overnight parking.

With houses in NJ and FL, sons in CA and WY, I'm driving long distance...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-28-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By RVThere
You have the exact opposite problem of everyone...

You have the exact opposite problem of everyone else on this forum with a basement AC!!

I'm in the process of rebuilding my basement AC so I am intimately familiar with their workings.

I'm...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-28-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,917
Posted By RVThere
We stayed at the Buffalo Ridge RV Resort right...

We stayed at the Buffalo Ridge RV Resort right outside of Custer. Easy ride to walk around Custer and close to Crazy Horse.

Pay the large fee at Crazy Horse and get the ride up to the face. ...
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