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Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-14-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,229
Posted By Teddyman
I installed LVT in my coach last year. Make sure...

I installed LVT in my coach last year. Make sure to use a tile rated for -20 to +150 degrees, like for seasonal cabins. Interior rated tiles are not recommended by tile mfg in RV. Also ensure tile is...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-29-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,709
Posted By Teddyman
My 02 chevy 3500 is 24' w/ the 8.1L . Plenty of...

My 02 chevy 3500 is 24' w/ the 8.1L . Plenty of power, hardly ever downshifts and about 10 MPG.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-14-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,221
Posted By Teddyman
Welcome aboard. I've been to Vilnius. We wife...

Welcome aboard. I've been to Vilnius. We wife has relatives there. Good luck with your unit. The dodge engine/tranny were widely used so parts should be available.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-25-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,168
Posted By Teddyman
For safety, if you buy a motorhome, consider...

For safety, if you buy a motorhome, consider whether it has the airbags up front. I think they started putting them in around 2002-3. Stay away from 2008-9 financial crash units.


A 24-26 foot...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-02-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,406
Posted By Teddyman
Not a fan of taxes but Illinois last raised its...

Not a fan of taxes but Illinois last raised its gas tax in 1990.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-12-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,345
Posted By Teddyman
Not a fan but Gander/CW has almost re-opened in...

Not a fan but Gander/CW has almost re-opened in the former Gander Mtn. in Spfld, IL. They have added RV sales, service and a new RV dump station which I "tested" for them a couple weeks ago.:thumb: ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-22-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By Teddyman
Wild LA RV Chase

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/22/us/los-angeles-rv-chase/index.html

Notice the dog too!
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-17-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,793
Posted By Teddyman
Look at the temperature rating of luxury vinyl...

Look at the temperature rating of luxury vinyl tile. Most are designed for 50-80F.

Mannington Adura Max is made for 3-season rooms and cabins. The temperature rating is for -20 to 150 F,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-15-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,371
Posted By Teddyman
Illinois and Wisconsin do not have the...

Illinois and Wisconsin do not have the restrictions where I've camped. I'm not a big drinker but it is vacation time and time to relax have a few drinks.

I think park rangers are too busy to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-15-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,371
Posted By Teddyman
No Alcohol in State Park Campgrounds

I was looking at some east coast (mass) state parks and they do not allow alcohol in the campground. Has anyone else seen this restriction in their states? Do they enforce it?

I guess a few...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-10-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,368
Posted By Teddyman
I have an 2002 winegard sensar batwing and added...

I have an 2002 winegard sensar batwing and added the winegard wingman to it for $30. Super easy to install and it get the UHF channels.

https://www.winegard.com/sensar/sensar-tech-specs
Forum: New Member Check-In 04-23-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Teddyman
Greetings fellow Illinoisan. We may be the only...

Greetings fellow Illinoisan. We may be the only ones who haven't left yet.
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Forum Concerns 04-11-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Teddyman
I second that thank you to Ed. He's helped me...

I second that thank you to Ed. He's helped me too.
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 04-10-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 17,300
Posted By Teddyman
Marcus Lemonis has thoughts on the future of the...

Marcus Lemonis has thoughts on the future of the RV industry and its a prius pulling a smart camper

...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-09-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,710
Posted By Teddyman
You might check the front door adjustment. Put a...

You might check the front door adjustment. Put a piece of paper (dollar bills) around the door perimeter when closed for tightness. The door latch receiver stub can be loosened and adjusted to...
Forum: Going Green 04-09-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,812
Posted By Teddyman
I read a Coleman outdoor recreation study some...

I read a Coleman outdoor recreation study some time ago that said the majority of campers travel 150 miles or less.

Range anxiety is the biggest obstacle for electric vehicles but with a 200...
Forum: Going Green 04-08-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,812
Posted By Teddyman
Towing a Camper w/a Tesla

Tesla has a 5000# limit w/ a self adjusting suspension. Re-charges at a campsite.

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1122487_towing-a-camper-with-a-tesla-model-x-thank-elon-for-superchargers...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-23-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,385
Posted By Teddyman
I reserved there but had to cancel due to...

I reserved there but had to cancel due to weather. I plan on it this year. We love to visit St. Louis. Easy to get around, lots to do and people are friendly. Go Cardinals!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-23-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,385
Posted By Teddyman
There is a private RV Park in downtown STL right...

There is a private RV Park in downtown STL right across the street from the police station for about $50/night.
https://stlouisrvpark.com/
Basically a parking lot with hookups but nicely managed....
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-16-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,937
Posted By Teddyman
Staying at camp is boring. We have 24.5' class...

Staying at camp is boring. We have 24.5' class B+ no toad for last 1.5 years. Take into town each day and day park at central park with lawn space to back over. Bike, walk or Uber from there until...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-11-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By Teddyman
Federal Parks and Govt. Shutdown

Has anybody had any experiences camping in Federal Parks since the govt. shutdown? I've heard the garbage was piling up at some parks.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-07-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,240
Posted By Teddyman
Rental RV's are pretty pricey but may work to see...

Rental RV's are pretty pricey but may work to see if RVing is for you. Apparently a lot of Europeans are renting them for their summer American sightseeing vacations.


With a short coach less...
Forum: Bus Conversions 12-12-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,575
Posted By Teddyman
I would go with an RV motor coach not less than...

I would go with an RV motor coach not less than 25' long to live in as a single. Most RV's are built for summer recreational use, not full time. Get a higher-end, quality built unit if your going...
Forum: New Member Check-In 12-04-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Teddyman
Welcome aboard fellow Illinoisan. It should get...

Welcome aboard fellow Illinoisan. It should get through most snow with the dual wheels but make sure the coach is winterized until you get to warm weather.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-27-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,521
Posted By Teddyman
a little common sense? Can you build your house...

a little common sense? Can you build your house (to code) with a little common sense? An RV is a house on wheels. This requires structural. electrical (AC/DC), gas/ hvac, plumbing, carpentry...
Forum: New Member Check-In 11-07-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Teddyman
Welcome aboard. Project looks good. There's lots...

Welcome aboard. Project looks good. There's lots of tow accessories for sale in the classified section of this site. Maybe you'll find something there.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-02-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,602
Posted By Teddyman
St. Josephs Island now. Road to it is gone. It...

St. Josephs Island now. Road to it is gone. It was a special place. So sad.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-26-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,600
Posted By Teddyman
You might look at Born Free and Chinook. Both...

You might look at Born Free and Chinook. Both have an FRP shell.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-26-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,602
Posted By Teddyman
Campgrounds at Topsail opened today. Ranger said...

Campgrounds at Topsail opened today. Ranger said they were blessed.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-22-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,602
Posted By Teddyman
I cancelled St George and switched to Topsail. ...

I cancelled St George and switched to Topsail. Their beach is open but campgrounds closed. I'll hope they get campgrounds open before Christmas.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-10-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,602
Posted By Teddyman
Hopefully most got to a secure structure on...

Hopefully most got to a secure structure on higher ground. Epic event for this area.
Lots of pine plantations just inland.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-10-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,602
Posted By Teddyman
Hurricane Michael Hits FL Panhandle

I have reservations at Topsail and St George Island in late Dec to mid Jan.
Looks like Michael will cause a lot a damage. I guess I'll hope for the best to see if the campgrounds can get up and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-09-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Teddyman
We got it thru Netflix old school dvd via snail...

We got it thru Netflix old school dvd via snail mail.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-08-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Teddyman
Leisure Seeker Movie

https://sonyclassics.com/theleisureseeker/

I enjoyed this interesting take on end of life issues via an RV road trip movie. Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren star w/ an old Winnebago MH.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,489
Posted By Teddyman
You're on the right track. Most give high points...

You're on the right track. Most give high points for interior layout, power/weight and length /wheelbase ratios. Also consider maintenance records.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-17-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,220
Posted By Teddyman
Sorry I didn't intend to beat him up over carpet....

Sorry I didn't intend to beat him up over carpet. I merely suggested an alternative. I don't have slides but cork doesn't very compress much and has great memory when unloaded.

It's...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-12-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,220
Posted By Teddyman
Carpet can get pretty nasty and holds odors in an...

Carpet can get pretty nasty and holds odors in an RV. New carpet outgasses VOC's and odors for a long time.

I replaced my carpet with cork tiles spray glued over a quiet walk underlayment....
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-07-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,798
Posted By Teddyman
I have an '02, 24.5' L w/ the 8.1L and dual...

I have an '02, 24.5' L w/ the 8.1L and dual wheels. I bought last fall w/ 22K miles and now have 30K miles. It has performed well with a great power to RV weight ratio. I have no problem merging...
Forum: New Member Check-In 08-30-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Teddyman
Welcome fellow Illinoisan from Central IL

Welcome fellow Illinoisan from Central IL
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-22-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By Teddyman
I bought an older (2002) used unit from a dealer,...

I bought an older (2002) used unit from a dealer, cash. It had 2 prior owners, low miles. I got lucky the unit turned out to be a good one. They showed me how everything works and what they fixed. ...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-07-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By Teddyman
First check with your local building codes and...

First check with your local building codes and get an permits required. I built a 29'x12' Versatube carport last year and love it. Make sure to order it a couple feet longer than the unit on each...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-07-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,824
Posted By Teddyman
I've plugged into a spare 15 a circuit to run my...

I've plugged into a spare 15 a circuit to run my AC on low only and few lights for short periods of time. I have a Kill a Watt meter at the plug and registered 11 amps.
I wouldn't leave it on for...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-02-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,582
Posted By Teddyman
I agree with the previous poster. Years...

I agree with the previous poster.

Years ago I was towing a Uhaul with a Celica on I-10 from sacramento to new orleans in August. Yes there was a girl involved.

Anyway we couldn't get...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-27-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By Teddyman
We went to TH stone at Port St Joe last year over...

We went to TH stone at Port St Joe last year over the holidays. We had a couple 65 degree days and some rain and windy days in the low 50's. Were going to topsail and St George Island this year...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-14-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,582
Posted By Teddyman
I have used 1/8 thick rolled cork (Menards)...

I have used 1/8 thick rolled cork (Menards) secured w/3M spray on contact adhesive on the exterior of the doghouse. Cork is heat and chemical resistant, deadens sound, no VOCS, sustainable green...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-12-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,864
Posted By Teddyman
The brakes are likely toast. Mine had been...

The brakes are likely toast. Mine had been sitting for a couple years and the front rotors had rust pits all over them. Dew accumulates and starts corrosion. All hoses and belts should be changed...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-31-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,521
Posted By Teddyman
I started out this thread title because that was...

I started out this thread title because that was a question from my wife when she looked at the conversion.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-30-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,521
Posted By Teddyman
I bet an attorney would have a field day with...

I bet an attorney would have a field day with both the park owner for allowing (due diligence) them in and the trailer owner for unsafe eqpt not designed for humans. Lots of legal liability there $$....
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-29-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,521
Posted By Teddyman
6000 out of 9 million RVs is less than the number...

6000 out of 9 million RVs is less than the number of house fires.
I'm not the RV police nor do I want to be, but if I see another one next to me I'll make sure to let the manager know and make...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-29-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,521
Posted By Teddyman
Life is all about risks. But don't let your...

Life is all about risks. But don't let your risks interfere with my health and safety. And don't ask me to move to another spot.


I used to sleep in a 6x10 open trailer converted to a Conestoga...
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