RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > Search Forums
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 368
Search took 0.36 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Earl II
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-25-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,094
Posted By Earl II
Have you seen the battery powered Stihl chain saw...

Have you seen the battery powered Stihl chain saw trimmer? What a great invention. Worth the $150.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-25-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By Earl II
2019 3124

We have a 2019 3124 Bay Star. The quality is very good with a few little glitches. I won't get into the usual suspension issues because they all have them. We had to fix the right front dash that...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-23-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,611
Posted By Earl II
California and Gas

https://fox8.com/news/california-to-ban-sales-of-new-gas-powered-cars-by-2035/

California Governor Newsome just signed an executive order that starting in 2035 gas powered vehicles can no longer...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-21-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By Earl II
That is the funniest response to a non-RV post I...

That is the funniest response to a non-RV post I have seen in a long time! I could get into my CAlifornia jokes on the original post but I promised myself not to go down that road.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-20-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Earl II
V10 V8 Chevy V8

Then there are the new reports that the new Ford 7.3 V8 is having problems with spark plug wires that are failing and cannot be replaced for a few months. Don't rule out a V-10 6.8. There are...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-16-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,045
Posted By Earl II
Looks like the 2021 Canyon Star is the new front...

Looks like the 2021 Canyon Star is the new front engine diesel.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-13-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,785
Posted By Earl II
Gen Oil

I read one of the comments about 15W-40 being only for diesel engines. As I commented before on a previous oil discussion with generators, we owned a '94 Volvo 960 and the owner's manual...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-07-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By Earl II
Xite Radio

Our 2019 Bay Star with the Xite radio did the exact same thing. I decided that I did not want to remove the good fuse and push it back in every time this happened so the Xite radio is on a shelf in...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-26-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Earl II
Fire Season

Historically, this is fire season in all of these areas. Lightening is the main cause. For those of you that have ever traveled to Alaska via the train up to Fairbanks, fires are pretty normal as...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-22-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By Earl II
West Glacier

The RV park directly next to the west entrance of Glacier NP looked top notch. You will have to make reservations as soon in advance as they allow I would wager. I saw some very big rigs there when...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-22-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,052
Posted By Earl II
National Parks

We were at Glacier NP the end of last month. We got to the west entrance around 6 A.M. and it wasn't too crowded. Turned around where the road was closed and by the time we got to the Logan Pass...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-14-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By Earl II
Shocks

Put some new FSP Koni shocks on that rig and you'll be a happy camper.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-13-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By Earl II
Modifications

Or you could spend almost double what you would end up spending and have LiquidSprings installed. Still do the weighing, alignment and proper tire pressures.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-12-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By Earl II
The Trac Bar is supposed to deal with "wag the...

The Trac Bar is supposed to deal with "wag the dog" problems where the back end swings back and forth from trucks, wind, etc. This can cause you to have to make severe corrections in steering which...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-10-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Earl II
Go through Costco purchasing.... you won't get a...

Go through Costco purchasing.... you won't get a better deal on your own. Get your wallet out.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-21-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,110
Posted By Earl II
Gasser Suspension

To those that have done the CHF, I am one that has not done it on the advice of my service center which I highly respect (Redlands Truck and RV) due to their history of fixing broken links when...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-19-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Earl II
Water Conditioner or Softener

I have seen many hook up their wash hose to a portable unit as well. Saves lots of extra work using either conditioned or softened water.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-16-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,176
Posted By Earl II
Parking

Cash,

You didn't say what brand you are actually buying but be aware that these rigs are definitely not made to withstand the elements uncovered. Your roof, paint, etc., will take a beating...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-15-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Earl II
In our same scenario, we found some metal braces...

In our same scenario, we found some metal braces in the front end where the welds broke after driving over quite a bump. It caused a popping noise underneath the passenger floor area.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-14-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,562
Posted By Earl II
6.8 vs. 7.3

I have read all of the specs on both. I don't see much of a big deal in the difference between the two with the exception of a bit more torque with the V-8. Mileage? Not worth the discussion. ...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 07-14-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,038
Posted By Earl II
Hey, you did a great job. Thanks. So what...

Hey, you did a great job. Thanks. So what drone do you have again?
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 07-14-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,038
Posted By Earl II
Drone

I have just received an Autel EVO and am using an old IPOD with it. I have flown it about 10 times off the driveway and I continue to be amazed. You have to know that I have flown radio controlled...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-14-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,319
Posted By Earl II
FYI, the one in our 2019 Bay Star is a...

FYI, the one in our 2019 Bay Star is a MAXVOC-975. Ordered it on Amazon.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-12-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By Earl II
Truck Chassis

https://www.motorhome.com/top-stories/driving-force/

I am fairly certain there is no such animal in a Ford. Dynamax made some with the Ram 5500 truck chassis. We looked at one at the big show in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-11-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,005
Posted By Earl II
Hangers

My wife found that if you hang them "backwards" they don't fall off of the rod. Seems like it works.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-10-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Earl II
Good to know. Thank you. I thought that having...

Good to know. Thank you. I thought that having to unscrew the four screws was way too much but then I seem to make things like this too complicated.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-10-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Earl II
Round A/C Return Ducts Cleaning

Okay, minor issue but just asking. We have had our Newmar Bay Star 3124 since March 2019 and the round A/C return ducts are in dire need of cleaning. Am I correct in my guess that they all have to...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-09-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,547
Posted By Earl II
If you do a search on this subject you may run...

If you do a search on this subject you may run across my comments about our 2019 3124. The house batteries (2 Interstate 12 volts) quit charging at about 9 months of ownership. Newmar told me that...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 07-07-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,019
Posted By Earl II
BLM land.... just to give you an insight as to...

BLM land.... just to give you an insight as to our experience at the BLM camp area back in April at Squaw Lake in Yuma. It was supposed to be open only to self contained (RV campers). We got...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-04-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,522
Posted By Earl II
Actually, the 2021 Newmar Canyon Star is a front...

Actually, the 2021 Newmar Canyon Star is a front engine diesel. Tiffin had one years ago.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-01-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,449
Posted By Earl II
No Toad

We rented a car at our final destination. Along the way, we either rode the electric assist bicycles or walked.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-25-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 66,458
Posted By Earl II
Winnebago...

I am personally not concerned about this issue and glad that with the rather recent downturn in the economy the acquisition may have actually kept the Newmar line in a stronger position. People...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 06-16-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,038
Posted By Earl II
Drone

I am thinking of the Autel.... around $800 because it has the collision avoidance which would make it worth it for me. Spending $400 on one without it so I can crash it into a tree or wire would...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-07-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,514
Posted By Earl II
I see that now, yes.

I see that now, yes.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-07-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,514
Posted By Earl II
Break

Three hours home going much slower and very aware of your current mechanical limitations. Just wondering too.... did someone do the CHF on your rig?
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-04-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,799
Posted By Earl II
Had them on the front of our Thor Axis 24.1. ...

Had them on the front of our Thor Axis 24.1. Helped the ride in my opinion. Never did put them on the rear. No longer own the rig.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-04-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Earl II
Great Picture

I could not resist. Reminds me of California's Interstate 5 around the Magic Mountain area.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-31-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Earl II
The Jeep Cherokee was loaded with problems.......

The Jeep Cherokee was loaded with problems.... engine, computer... etc.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-31-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,232
Posted By Earl II
I used it with the McGuire's Gelcoat restorer on...

I used it with the McGuire's Gelcoat restorer on our previous rig and it did its job. I never could have done it by hand.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-30-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,232
Posted By Earl II
Griot's

I went with the Griot's G21 BOSS. Bought multiple sponge pads to go with the right product for the different jobs. They advertise that you cannot damage your paint with one. I am pretty happy with...
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-28-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By Earl II
Go to Amazon.com and look for 15-40 synthetic...

Go to Amazon.com and look for 15-40 synthetic oil. Doing it once a year should not set you back too much. You didn't say which size generator you have.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-28-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,176
Posted By Earl II
Gas

Nothing but my personal opinion.... no math involved. Ours is 31' 11" with the 3 valve V-10. I wouldn't buy anything over 34' with the gas engine and the GVW of the chassis. Only my personal...
Forum: Just Conversation 05-28-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,814
Posted By Earl II
Same answer here. We do a bit of boondocking now...

Same answer here. We do a bit of boondocking now and then without the solar panels. Solar panels still won't let us run the air conditioner(s) like when we were out in Yuma about a month ago so we...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 05-22-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 36,238
Posted By Earl II
Joe306- Okay, agreed, good comment. Then for...

Joe306- Okay, agreed, good comment. Then for those that want everyone to stay home indefinitely, here is your proof that you should do so. A few days ago the news was released that the wife of...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 05-21-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 36,238
Posted By Earl II
Travel

Yes, agreed. What if, what if, what if....:banghead:
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 05-19-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,288
Posted By Earl II
Glenn

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/annie-glenn-widow-us-sen-john-glenn-dies-70764715


Annie Glenn dies of Covid at age 100. Bless her heart. I choose not to live in fear and confined to my...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-11-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,616
Posted By Earl II
Traded out of a 2020 for what?

Traded out of a 2020 for what?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-11-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,616
Posted By Earl II
Bay STar

FYI, our 2019 Bay Star 3124 has 22.5 tires. It also has a king size bed. If the one you are looking at has the same, that would be the deal for me.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-10-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Earl II
Crack

Yes, I would suggest a thorough inspection of the area to see if something struck it. Now in our case, driving on the I-10 freeway, there were "empty" dirt hauling trucks far forward and to the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-06-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By Earl II
Thinking of trading in your Ventana?

Thinking of trading in your Ventana?
Showing results 1 to 50 of 368

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.