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Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-07-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,438
Posted By MWKingSD
well, that's interesting - some pages say there...

well, that's interesting - some pages say there are, some say they aren't. An RV tire that isn't suitable for RVs. Thanks!
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-06-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,438
Posted By MWKingSD
I did scroll down - still didn't see any place...

I did scroll down - still didn't see any place that said not recommended for RVs. The "TRUCK TIRE REFERENCE CHART" link on that page labels them as "REGIONAL & BUS/RV." The 10" spacing is something...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,438
Posted By MWKingSD
Where did you find Michelin says not suitable for...

Where did you find Michelin says not suitable for RVs? This page indicates that it is suitable, or at least doesn't say it's not.
https://www.michelinb2b.com/wps/b2bcontent/PDF/RV_Tires_Brochure.pdf...
Forum: RV LIFE Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 01-15-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By MWKingSD
Angry New User - How do I set destination?

Hi, feeling completely stupid right now, but I've gotta ask...

First time user - logged in, set all the preferences, all good. Started to build my first trip from home to friends in Durango, CO. ...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-29-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,438
Posted By MWKingSD
I’m also a big believer in Michelin tires - use...

I’m also a big believer in Michelin tires - use then on my motorhome, cars, and motorcycle. I would start with Michelin and see what they have for your GVWR and rims....
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-23-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,495
Posted By MWKingSD
I don't think that's Starlink's current thinking...

I don't think that's Starlink's current thinking on antennas. DirecTV/Dish are point at satellites in fixed positions, but Starlink needs to catch whichever one of their satellites is in view, which...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-22-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,892
Posted By MWKingSD
I forgot to ask - just a curiosity: When you...

I forgot to ask - just a curiosity:

When you have the table and chairs dinette, I know 2 of the chairs are folding & I suppose they go in the basement? What about the 2 that don't fold - how do...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-22-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,892
Posted By MWKingSD
Thanks to everyone who responded! For the...

Thanks to everyone who responded!

For the interested readers and myself, I've summarized the responses I received. There were some items I would not have thought about, and some winners that...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-19-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,892
Posted By MWKingSD
Arrow Options - good or bad?

Hi guys - Class C owner thinking of upgrading to a Ventanna, 34-37 ft or similar model. Contemplating new vs. used, and I see there is an overwhelming number of options to choose from if one buys...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-09-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,081
Posted By MWKingSD
Won't be a problem...until you need to make a...

Won't be a problem...until you need to make a hard stop, and then it could be a very BIG problem. If you know you won't be making any emergency stops on your trip, you are good to go. There is a...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-09-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,369
Posted By MWKingSD
Michelins came on my motorhome, and I'm very...

Michelins came on my motorhome, and I'm very happy with them. They will age out long before they wear out. This got me started on Michelin's for my Honda CR-V toad - rides better and quieter with the...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-05-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,821
Posted By MWKingSD
I went for a few months using Google Maps - yes,...

I went for a few months using Google Maps - yes, it worked, butt... screens are not very large especially for my old eyes, and the volume was not quite enough to hear directions clearly over the...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-05-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,099
Posted By MWKingSD
Call it whatever class you want -...

Call it whatever class you want - https://coachmenrv.com/class-c-motorhomes/concord I was pretty close to buying one, but I stumbled onto a Coachmen Leprechaun that I liked - just got home from a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-04-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,652
Posted By MWKingSD
Thumbs up There is a YouTube series called “Gone with the...

There is a YouTube series called “Gone with the Wynns” you might find useful and entertaining. The Wynns are a happy young couple who decide to full-time and make videos (he is a professional...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-24-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,695
Posted By MWKingSD
Ok, that’s what I was expecting. I will look has...

Ok, that’s what I was expecting. I will look has in in better light.

Thanks!
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-24-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,695
Posted By MWKingSD
Tire date codes

Out of COVID boredom, I thought I would look up the age on my tires. These are Michelin tires on a Coachmen motorhome.

I looked up how-to and I found the DOT marking area...the last characters in...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-24-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 14,933
Posted By MWKingSD
Depends a lot on hills and winds, but I get 7.0...

Depends a lot on hills and winds, but I get 7.0 to 8.5. I think I average long-term about 7.5. That’s on a 33’ model with the V10, towing a Honda CRV, so you should do a little better. Also some...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-21-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,869
Posted By MWKingSD
All of the above is really good advice, but a...

All of the above is really good advice, but a couple are extra good - "study the galley(enough counter room/pantry space/pots& pans storage?)Do You have access to all these with slide retracted???"
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-11-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,840
Posted By MWKingSD
Any coach can get up to 3000 miles being driven...

Any coach can get up to 3000 miles being driven from the factory to the selling dealer. 5000 miles to me sounds like someone bought one, used it for a few trips, and then, for whatever reason decided...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-22-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By MWKingSD
DishTV antennas

I’m considering switching my whole life (aka stick house and RV, 2 TVs each). I’m looking for the Voice Of Experience on that transition for the RV, especially:

1. I found some diagrams in here on...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Forum Concerns 11-22-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By MWKingSD
New site (grumpy)

Am I the only one who hates this new password arrangement? My password manager is completely confused, and I am having trouble knowing which sites use ID or email address. Having one one set of...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-15-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,511
Posted By MWKingSD
No one makes a baseplate BECAUSE IT ISN'T...

No one makes a baseplate BECAUSE IT ISN'T TOWABLE! Hope your friend can afford a new transmission
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-04-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 20,962
Posted By MWKingSD
FWIW, I always use a slinky - if nothing else it...

FWIW, I always use a slinky - if nothing else it keep the OUTSIDE of the hose from getting all muddy/grassy. site. Also supports the top end better when a big load goes down the tube. I like the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-21-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,945
Posted By MWKingSD
We tried it for a year in a 33' Class C, similar...

We tried it for a year in a 33' Class C, similar size to yours. - the answer to the question for us was "yes, it's too inconvenient, let's buy a a CR-V." The tipping point for us was the night we...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-14-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,164
Posted By MWKingSD
Since you said “classic Class C” - we bought a...

Since you said “classic Class C” - we bought a Coachmen Leprechaun thinking it’s above average in features. For example the driver and passenger seats swivel around like a Class A. Our dealer, and...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-20-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By MWKingSD
Here's the full cancellation and deposit policy...

Here's the full cancellation and deposit policy copied from the confirmation message. This place is in a California desert area, for a stay in July for a family event - the place is going to be...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-17-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By MWKingSD
How do you feel about Sunland RV Resorts?

I notice Sunland are buying up (or maybe just managing) more and more resorts/campgrounds. I’m about to have to pay for a night I can’t use because of their draconian cancellation policies, which...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-13-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,978
Posted By MWKingSD
I HAD that problem until I realized that my...

I HAD that problem until I realized that my Roadmaster Invisibrake trickle charges the batter but ONLY when the coach's headlights are on since it uses the tail light power for charging. Just to me...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-02-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,990
Posted By MWKingSD
Cool RV Garage Question - how far out do slides go?

I'm trying to get a garage built for my coach (more difficult than I would have ever guessed), or actually for my next coach or the next owner of the house–as a prototype a 38' class A. "Everybody...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-03-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,325
Posted By MWKingSD
I got the recommended spray (thank you Amazon)...

I got the recommended spray (thank you Amazon) have done the lubrication process, just like the guy in the Lippert video described. Also did the retiming process. Could be the placebo effects, or...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-31-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,325
Posted By MWKingSD
I'm really not sure what a "free-floating" track...

I'm really not sure what a "free-floating" track would be - my tracks are hard mounted to the slide. The troublesome one in question appears to be the "tip out" type.

I'm probably going to hit...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-31-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,325
Posted By MWKingSD
Cool Schwintek Slide Lube

Hi,
With about 12,000 miles on the chassis, I've started having some problems getting the larger slide in my 'living room' (Coachmen Leprechaun 319MB) retracted, and occasionally extended....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-16-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,913
Posted By MWKingSD
Thanks DP, that looks like a good tip. Mr...

Thanks DP, that looks like a good tip.

Mr Google & I found this company https://www.pwssteelbuildings.com/ Also made in California so less freight. We'll see how smarmy and annoying they are...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-15-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,913
Posted By MWKingSD
Nice to meet you, 2.

Nice to meet you, 2.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-15-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,913
Posted By MWKingSD
I just thought of something after reading the...

I just thought of something after reading the above replies. Published specs say width is something like 101" - I guess that's WITHOUT the mirrors? Width specs are the the coach body only without...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-14-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,252
Posted By MWKingSD
1. If you're going to spend money for some...

1. If you're going to spend money for some feature and advertise it, make sure it works. Prime example - parks that advertise "free internet" but you can never get connected, or if you do it's so...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-14-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,913
Posted By MWKingSD
Question Need an RV Garage for new home!

Got fed up with having to store the Leprechaun so we sold the in-town home and bought one far enough out that we now have room to park the RV! Now I need a shelter for it.

I think - think, but...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-12-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,921
Posted By MWKingSD
Ok, guys - here's the outcome. I tried tapping,...

Ok, guys - here's the outcome. I tried tapping, wiggling, pushing and pulling, but nothing worked. Being soft plastic, I made a "slim-jim" with a hook to catch the lock's tab so I could use that to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-01-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By MWKingSD
Winnebago Electric Vehicles

This is interesting - https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/winnebago-builds-electric-specialty-vehicles-possibly-rv/ - according to this article Winnebago is developing a plug-in electric Class A...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-01-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,921
Posted By MWKingSD
No, good thought, but this one is the standard...

No, good thought, but this one is the standard CH57 key used on everybody's doors. Part of me is wondering why it needs a lock at all, but I guess I can see why.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-01-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,921
Posted By MWKingSD
Compartment latch stuck - help!

This was not a problem for 19 months, but yesterday when packing up for a 8 hour drive home, the lock for the cover over the outside shower would not unlock. I choose to not to try too hard so I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-01-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By MWKingSD
Yes, size matters! Winniman gave good advice,...

Yes, size matters! Winniman gave good advice, even when going car-to-car. You didn't tell what sort of MH you need to start, but I can imagine a scenario that leaves you with 2 dead vehicles. I'd go...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-08-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,184
Posted By MWKingSD
We bought our first coach, a Coachmen Leprechaun,...

We bought our first coach, a Coachmen Leprechaun, 18 months ago and we are very happy with it; warranty problems with the rig were minimal (dealership service was a nightmare but that's not on...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-08-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,755
Posted By MWKingSD
I won't be the first to tell you this, but I...

I won't be the first to tell you this, but I believe you are looking for an impeccably made coach in an industry that doesn't seem to know what "quality control"* means, and you describe a coach that...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-08-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,162
Posted By MWKingSD
Thanks for you inputs! Just to be sure I...

Thanks for you inputs! Just to be sure I understand...

One person 'voted' for sway bars, steering damper, & shocks. Several others with with front end alignment and said nothing about sway bars. ...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-08-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By MWKingSD
Thanks everyone - that was the kind of advice I...

Thanks everyone - that was the kind of advice I was looking for.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-23-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By MWKingSD
Reno & Sacramento area Full Hookup Places?

Planning a family trip for an event in Reno at the end of April. Can anyone recommend a park in the downtown or University of Nevada area? Seems like the best place I can find online is the Grand...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-18-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,478
Posted By MWKingSD
We bought a new Coachmen 18 months ago - really...

We bought a new Coachmen 18 months ago - really minor, mostly cosmetic problems with the coach, big issues with some dealer-installed add-ons and any service work at the dealer. If, and that's a big...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-18-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By MWKingSD
And that kind of story is while I have a...

And that kind of story is while I have a Progressive Industries (Progressive Industries, Inc. | Rv Surge Protection (https://www.progressiveindustries.net/our-products)) electrical management device...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-06-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,728
Posted By MWKingSD
You are probably ok to run everything EXCEPT air...

You are probably ok to run everything EXCEPT air conditioning/heat pump, and electric water heater, and some accessories like coffee maker and hairdryers. Fridge on electric doesn't draw much after...
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