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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-03-2016, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By MattTaylor
The Colorado National Monument

If you've not RV'ed to see the Colorado National Monument it is definitely worth stopping to see.

https://youtu.be/weI3skJ3gRE
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-01-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,830
Posted By MattTaylor
We traded in our 2004 Sightseer for a 2017 Forza...

We traded in our 2004 Sightseer for a 2017 Forza 36G at the WIT rally. Just got home from a 6000 mile (give or take a few) shakedown run.

While in Reno both of our MaxxAir exhaust fans died...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-05-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By MattTaylor
Winnebago Country Coach Junction City

We are on our first trip in a brand new 2017 Forza 36G. NE Oklahoma to Brookings Oregon to catch the 101 North thru Washington State, across to see family in Troy Montana, then back home.

While...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 08-26-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,594
Posted By MattTaylor
Congrats on the new 36G :thumb: We're on...

Congrats on the new 36G :thumb:

We're on our first trip, 4000 miles give or take a few, in ours & lovin it!! Traded in a Sightseer, this is our first DP. Everyone was right, wow what a...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-26-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,787
Posted By MattTaylor
New Freightliner, First Trip, Need Service

Bought a 2017 Winnebago Forza 36G. We're on our first trip, heading for Brookings Oregon to drive the 101 up thru Washington State. Currently at the end of day 2 of the trip, on I-40 in Winslow, AZ....
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-15-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By MattTaylor
Garmin RV760LMT

We've upgraded from a 2004 Sightseer (gas) to a 2017 Forza 36G (diesel). I've looked in the manual for our Garmin & can't seem to find a way for it to find, or highlight, or to only show those...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-30-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,383
Posted By MattTaylor
Ditto. The driver's side of ours is detached...

Ditto. The driver's side of ours is detached right now. We're going to GNR & have it on our service list to be repaired. Ours is a 2004, so this issue has been around for a while now.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-30-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By MattTaylor
Ours is a 2004 Sightseer that we bought in 2013,...

Ours is a 2004 Sightseer that we bought in 2013, it had 28,213 miles on it, less than 100 hours on the generator. We had the same issues mentioned by the OP of this thread.

I am a BIG advocate...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-24-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,737
Posted By MattTaylor
Here is an update on our class A delamination...

Here is an update on our class A delamination repair, it's contained in this update video on our YouTube channel. Believe it or not, our insurance is going to cover the entire cost!! Yippee!!! :D:D:D...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-20-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By MattTaylor
Gearing Up For GNR 2016!!

Maria and I are starting to get excited! She retires, finally, on July 1st & our first trip out the gate will be to the Grand National Rally, our first! Made a video showing all the camera gear we're...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-10-2016, 05:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,122
Posted By MattTaylor
You kids and your auto levelers ... Back...

You kids and your auto levelers ...

Back in my day we had to go outside in heavy rain and use hand crank jacks to level the class A RV in 3 feet of snow, uphill both ways :cool:

:D:D:D
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-09-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,149
Posted By MattTaylor
Eternabond is eternal :D Don't know if...

Eternabond is eternal :D

Don't know if this is exactly on topic as I can't picture the exact problem from the description above, but this video shows how a very experienced tech at a local RV...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-09-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,254
Posted By MattTaylor
I think the OP said his coach is a Winnebago...

I think the OP said his coach is a Winnebago Sightseer. If that's the case, it's about 13 foot tall and 100% bulletproof. Drive it like ya stole it until the wheels fall off and have a blast doing...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-08-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,737
Posted By MattTaylor
Hello Everyone, Received a call from the...

Hello Everyone,

Received a call from the adjuster today. The estimate for the work is a little more than $10,000 from the local shop. I asked him to hold off on cutting the check until we...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-04-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,737
Posted By MattTaylor
Class A Delamination, How Pros Fix it.

We have some delamination on our Winnebago from leaks. Spoke to our insurance guy who filed a claim for us. Adjuster came by and told me to take to the local RV dealer/repair center for an estimate....
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-24-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By MattTaylor
Hi Everyone, thanks again for all the GREAT info...

Hi Everyone, thanks again for all the GREAT info and support.

Just returned from a visit with my insurance agent at Allstate in town. Showed him the videos and photos, told him the story, he...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-24-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By MattTaylor
Thanks for the info!! I'll be removing those side...

Thanks for the info!! I'll be removing those side pieces and sealing them up. As for the crack, I'm going to contact my insurance guy today and see if Allstate will cover it. I have no idea how to do...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-23-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By MattTaylor
HowTo fix crack in RV's outside wall

Been getting a lot of rain. Noticed a delamination bubble had started. Found a crack in the outside wall below the passenger window and above the side mirror. No idea how it happened, worse yet, no...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-12-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By MattTaylor
Thanks Everyone! Time will of course tell...

Thanks Everyone!

Time will of course tell if these tiny cracks will continue to spread, honestly I have no idea if they will or not. This is our first RV of any kind & I've no experience with...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-12-2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By MattTaylor
Thanks again, Everyone, for all the help. I made...

Thanks again, Everyone, for all the help. I made a video for our YouTube channel to show what I did to solve the problem.

https://youtu.be/L20SU4NoTeo
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-11-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By MattTaylor
Tried to get in last night, tried again this...

Tried to get in last night, tried again this morning. The initial screen get's to "loading language" and never progresses past that point. So, can't seem to get into the chat rooms.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-11-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By MattTaylor
Thanks for the answers everyone! Our...

Thanks for the answers everyone!

Our deductible is $500. Seems like an easy enough repair, but of course if it was an actual hole or if these cracks were split open or something like that I...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-10-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By MattTaylor
Thanks for the help! I think it must have been...

Thanks for the help! I think it must have been the hail we had in the last storm.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-10-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By MattTaylor
Are these cracks in our roof?!? Help!!

Hi Everyone,

Just returned from a week of boondocking at the lake & decided it was time to wash the rig. I wash the roof every time I wash the rig. I've attached two photos where I found what...
Forum: Boondocking 05-03-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,531
Posted By MattTaylor
No worries. If mistakes were dimes I'd be richer...

No worries. If mistakes were dimes I'd be richer than Trump :D
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-03-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By MattTaylor
2x4, level, tape measure, wife. Cool, got...

2x4, level, tape measure, wife. Cool, got everything I need :D

Thanks for the fast reply!!
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-03-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By MattTaylor
Confirming Used RV Height

Hi All,

We bought our 2004 Sightseer in 2013. Called the factory to make the ownership change and asked about how tall the rig was back when they built it. Since then I have been trying to come...
Forum: Boondocking 04-29-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,531
Posted By MattTaylor
:eek::eek::eek: Holy cow fellas, lol!!...

:eek::eek::eek:

Holy cow fellas, lol!! Generally speaking I try not to cause a ruckus this early in the morning :D

After posting this question I had the bright idea to do some testing to...
Forum: Boondocking 04-29-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,364
Posted By MattTaylor
Boondocking South Dakota

Hi All, So my wife retires July 1st. For our first trip out of the gate we will be at the Winnebago factory from July 12~23rd for the WIT club's Grand National Rally. After that we would like to...
Forum: Boondocking 04-29-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,531
Posted By MattTaylor
Solar Experts, Please Check My Math

Using a Kill-A-Watt meter.
It says that my coffee maker draws 880 watts at 120 volts.
For sake of argument, it runs for 10 minutes.
What I want to know is how many amp hours it removes from the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-29-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By MattTaylor
I went on the Winnebago RV site and filled out...

I went on the Winnebago RV site and filled out the form to get a quote for our 2004 Sightseer. They emailed me a quote in .pdf format. The quote was from Progressive Insurance and it was less than...
Forum: Boondocking 04-18-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,569
Posted By MattTaylor
800 watts total, 480 on the roof, 320 on the...

800 watts total, 480 on the roof, 320 on the ground, Full integration.
6 T-105's. We limit ourselves to 300 AH as a self imposed safety measure and have found the Trimetric 2030-A meter to be a...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-18-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,435
Posted By MattTaylor
Just registered for our first GNR. We'll be in...

Just registered for our first GNR. We'll be in the Oklahoma row.

Maria finally retires for the 2nd and final time on July 1st. GNR is our first stop out of the gate, will be there on the 12th...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-18-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,566
Posted By MattTaylor
I've had a blue Safe-T-Plus installed on our...

I've had a blue Safe-T-Plus installed on our Winnebago for a while now. When we bought our 2004 in 2013 it had right at 30K miles on it. The difference between with and without in regards to big...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-01-2016, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By MattTaylor
Thanks! We will be there, and very much look...

Thanks! We will be there, and very much look forward to it!
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-30-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By MattTaylor
My guess is yes they would be able to tell you....

My guess is yes they would be able to tell you. I've called before, gave them the serial number, and they seemed to be able to tell me anything I wanted to know. Good luck!
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-30-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By MattTaylor
Thanks for all the great info everyone! ...

Thanks for all the great info everyone!

Okay, so we would like to attend the rally and get on the service schedule. I went to the WIT site and read about it, was ready to pay the fees, but then...
Forum: Boondocking 03-28-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,941
Posted By MattTaylor
I considered installing one on our coach not long...

I considered installing one on our coach not long ago for use when boondocking on desert BLM land, but then I read that it will cool the inside of the coach by 20 degrees. In my mind that meant if...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-28-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,364
Posted By MattTaylor
We installed a Safe-T-Plus & very highly...

We installed a Safe-T-Plus & very highly recommend it.

https://youtu.be/kBezXJkB9s0
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-28-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By MattTaylor
Winnebago Factory for Service?

Hi, Please forgive me if this seems like a silly question, we're getting close to living in our 2004 Winnebago Sightseer 35N for much longer time periods than we ever have before. We're really...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-16-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By MattTaylor
Well, it's done. I've got the new composting...

Well, it's done. I've got the new composting toilet installed.

I'm not sure of the links rules here on the forum, but, if you are interested in the details of how I removed the old toilet and...
Forum: Boondocking 02-16-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,370
Posted By MattTaylor
Hi, I've just finished installing a...

Hi,

I've just finished installing a Nature's Head composting toilet in our class A Winnebago. If you will go to YouTube and search/find the Nomadic Native channel (ours) you'll find a somewhat...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-31-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,046
Posted By MattTaylor
As it turns out, both of our tanks have gate...

As it turns out, both of our tanks have gate valves that feed a 3rd gate valve at the sewer hose attachment. To combine the tanks all I have to do is open the tank gate valves, leaving the final...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-30-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By MattTaylor
Went to Lowes and found a 3 inch plug. I'm going...

Went to Lowes and found a 3 inch plug. I'm going to put the pipe back in place after cutting it a little lower than floor level, then install the plug. The composting toilet sits flat on the floor so...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-30-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11,947
Views: 1,653,244
Posted By MattTaylor
I got the Nature's Head toilet with an extra...

I got the Nature's Head toilet with an extra urine bottle, brand new, for $960 on eBay. We about choked on the price and I even considered building my own as I've seen others do in YouTube videos,...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-30-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,046
Posted By MattTaylor
So happy to see that I'm not the only one that...

So happy to see that I'm not the only one that thinks this way, was really hesitant to make this post for fear of upsetting Winnebago owners, or just being called and idiot I guess .. Anyway, so far...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-30-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,046
Posted By MattTaylor
I Would Buy A New Winnebago If ...

My wife and I are 5 months away from going full time in our Winnebago that we have modified a lot for boondocking off grid. We've turned our regular Winnebago class A into what we believe will be a...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-30-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By MattTaylor
Thanks SO SO much for all the help!! The...

Thanks SO SO much for all the help!!

The info here gave me enough confidence to remove all the screws from the flange and wiggle the base & down tube. The tube came out of the black tank's...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-30-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By MattTaylor
I should also mention that I have looked up the...

I should also mention that I have looked up the plumbing diagrams for the coach. No joy. The drawing does not show the base nor the attachment method or hardware.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-30-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11,947
Views: 1,653,244
Posted By MattTaylor
Hi, The solids bin is good for 60~80 uses, the...

Hi, The solids bin is good for 60~80 uses, the liquids are visible in the front and are emptied whenever needed. The solids can be dumped in a bag and simply put in the trash, where it continues to...
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