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Forum: Just Conversation 11-27-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,210
Posted By Peterd503
We usually find a good deal at Costco and they...

We usually find a good deal at Costco and they also have competitive gas prices and easy access.
Forum: Just Conversation 11-18-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,822
Posted By Peterd503
a little help

I met my wife as part of a couple while camping. We (the couple and myself) were weekend campers at the same campgrounds for some time and kind of hung out together. They stopped coming and at the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-19-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,718
Posted By Peterd503
Check out Mobility RV, Hanlonton, Ia. John is the...

Check out Mobility RV, Hanlonton, Ia. John is the service tech and a good guy.
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-19-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By Peterd503
My daughter just sold her La Sharo in Seattle for...

My daughter just sold her La Sharo in Seattle for more than she was asking. There is a die hard group of la Sharo fans out there. Don't let a few of the fancy toy boys discourage you.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-27-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,601
Posted By Peterd503
I have had a couple of instances where the smell...

I have had a couple of instances where the smell was from another camper being dumped. I would hook up the hose again to verify that it caused the issue.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-16-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,950
Posted By Peterd503
Set up a Punch List and go through it every stop...

Set up a Punch List and go through it every stop and start. That way you don't forget anything.
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 04-21-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,946
Posted By Peterd503
Murphy was an optimist

Murphy was an optimist
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-14-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,563
Posted By Peterd503
Springs

I have a 2000 Bounder on a 1999 Ford chassis. I had the same issue(apparently quite common on this chassis). Traveling through San Antonio , Tx a few years ago, I made an appointment with Acme...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-31-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,953
Posted By Peterd503
I removed my water tank on my 2000 Bounder. Had...

I removed my water tank on my 2000 Bounder. Had to remove a body panel to remove the tank. Then I had some plastic welding done and reversed the procedure. That was 3 years ago and so far all is well.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-31-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,820
Posted By Peterd503
I know this is too late for this storm,(I just...

I know this is too late for this storm,(I just saw the post) but in the future you may want to consider parking the MH near the house and running a cord to the house furnace from the generator. I am...
Forum: Excel Owner's Forum 10-26-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,519
Posted By Peterd503
Sorry, too early. His name in Ernie Eckberg.

Sorry, too early. His name in Ernie Eckberg.
Forum: Excel Owner's Forum 10-26-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,519
Posted By Peterd503
Ernie Eckman in the Dallas area is the go to guy...

Ernie Eckman in the Dallas area is the go to guy for RV flooring. You can find him all over this site. Ther might be better, but I don't know where.
Forum: Just Conversation 09-26-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,443
Posted By Peterd503
My wife had a crown done about a month ago at...

My wife had a crown done about a month ago at Pena Reyna Dental Care by Dr Hugo Garza in Progresso. She was very pleased. The price was right too.
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 08-17-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,393
Posted By Peterd503
We (my wife and I) spent 3 half years in a...

We (my wife and I) spent 3 half years in a Winnebego LeSharo. We enjoyed our time and traveled to areas where we could spend time outside. This concept is like the sailboat of motor homes, both in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-08-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By Peterd503
We tried the "dolly" path and were very happy to...

We tried the "dolly" path and were very happy to throw a couple of hundred dollars extra in the pot to tow 4 down with a stay in play braking system.
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 06-21-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,277
Posted By Peterd503
Honk if you love Jesus Text if you want to meet...

Honk if you love Jesus
Text if you want to meet him
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-20-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By Peterd503
In the past there has always been an overlap on...

In the past there has always been an overlap on the pages, making it easy to move to the next page without loosing where you are. In the 2015 version, there is no overlap making it difficult to find...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-19-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By Peterd503
2016 Rand McNally Road Atlas

Has anyone had the chance to look at this yet? I would really like to replace our 2015 if they have fixed the page border issues.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-13-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,518
Posted By Peterd503
I did my 32 foot with epdm liquid rubber roof 4...

I did my 32 foot with epdm liquid rubber roof 4 years ago. I used 4 gallons. It is still in good shape. It also eliminated the chocking issue. Don't paint yourself into a corner. I used scaffolding...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-05-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,045
Posted By Peterd503
We lived in Carlsbad, NM till about3 years ago. I...

We lived in Carlsbad, NM till about3 years ago. I never thought the roads were bad. A little narrow maybe.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-03-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,083
Posted By Peterd503
Very common problem for the F-53. My 1999 chassis...

Very common problem for the F-53. My 1999 chassis was down 3.5 inches on front passenger side. I took it to a good spring shop in Texas that builds the springs. They put a jack on a scale and jacked ...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-18-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Bounder: Water Drip
Views: 605
Posted By Peterd503
Water Drip

I have a drip from the area behind the "city water connection on my 2000 Bounder 32W. I looked at access from the face but that didn't seem right. I didn't want to damage anything so am looking for...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-15-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,202
Posted By Peterd503
I have new 245 70R 19.5 Hankook AH11 tires....

I have new 245 70R 19.5 Hankook AH11 tires. Hankooks sight say I should run 90% of max inflation unless I increase speed and then increase air pressure to max. There is no allowance for load change.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-13-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 27,514
Posted By Peterd503
According to a Good Sam survey, 70% of tire...

According to a Good Sam survey, 70% of tire failures happen in the first 4 years.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-29-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,742
Posted By Peterd503
I changed over a Travel Trailer with the dinette...

I changed over a Travel Trailer with the dinette on the 13' slide. The bench nearest the couch was a part of the support system for the slider floor. With the bench removed, the floor was springy...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-25-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 27,514
Posted By Peterd503
I agree. Heat damage is accumulative over the...

I agree. Heat damage is accumulative over the life of the tire, as well. Speed is a double whammy, as much more heat is generated and the impact of potholes, etc, is greatly increased as the speed...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-06-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 27,514
Posted By Peterd503
I just changed a set of 16 year old Goodyears...

I just changed a set of 16 year old Goodyears that were like new. No cracks, very little wear. The inside looked great. A major study(lots of units by Camping World) of RV tire failures showed that...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-30-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,489
Posted By Peterd503
Just for grins, check voltage between L1 and...

Just for grins, check voltage between L1 and neutral and L2 and neutral. If both are hot, check voltage between L1 and L2. If they are powered by the same transformer nodes, they will show no voltage...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-28-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,841
Posted By Peterd503
Due to past experience with over heated tires on...

Due to past experience with over heated tires on heavy equipment, and backing that up with Roger Marbles knowledge on tires, I avoid heat like the plague. I am a morning person so I hit the road...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-27-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,489
Posted By Peterd503
Just for information, 120v and 240v are both...

Just for information, 120v and 240v are both pulled from the same leg, hence they are both single phase.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-27-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,841
Posted By Peterd503
What you don't know is how much time the tires...

What you don't know is how much time the tires have spent at elevated temperatures. As, according to a Good Sam report, 60% of tire failures are on tires less than 4 years old, I would say...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-19-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,709
Posted By Peterd503
Dialh, NC/HO means Normally Closed/ Held Open. If...

Dialh, NC/HO means Normally Closed/ Held Open. If you pull the power from the light to control the switch, the switched conductor will be hot when the light is off and open when the light comes on. ...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-15-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,709
Posted By Peterd503
If you use a NC/HO contacter, you can pull...

If you use a NC/HO contacter, you can pull switched power from the light to open the contacter when you open the door.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-23-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,999
Posted By Peterd503
I had mine changed at 7,000 miles. I could...

I had mine changed at 7,000 miles. I could already see little flecks of aluminum on the plug threads. The plugs I had put in are plutonium and Ford says they are compatible with the heads. The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-09-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,714
Posted By Peterd503
TwinBoat, you may have a good point here. In any...

TwinBoat, you may have a good point here. In any city water hook up, it never drips, regardless of pressure, until I turn the water heater on. I have it winterized now, but will try this when I bring...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-03-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,714
Posted By Peterd503
Stumped. Drinking water faucet problem

I have a drinking water faucet on my kitchen sink that is hooked up to a filter under the sink. Everything works fine until I turn on the water heater and as the water heats up, the drinking faucet...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-02-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By Peterd503
Acknowledging Help

I was driving my car on the freeway in Portland, Or on Sunday and noticed a motor home ahead of me using up the whole lane as he was driving. I got a little closer and saw that he had a flat tire on...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-09-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,334
Posted By Peterd503
I have a Coleman Road Trip Grill and have used it...

I have a Coleman Road Trip Grill and have used it for about 5 years. My take on things is that, as much as possible, RV equipment needs to be multifunctional. This unit comes with three different...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-09-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By Peterd503
I got Ernie to do mine. No trim. Excellent work....

I got Ernie to do mine. No trim. Excellent work. Thanks, Ernie
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-09-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,990
Posted By Peterd503
I am amazed that there are folks who would...

I am amazed that there are folks who would consider using ice to clean the sensors. To get the ice up to sensor level you need to carry a fair bit of water. Where I do most of my camping, the ambient...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-08-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,713
Posted By Peterd503
TT now has a nationwide plus Canada plan that...

TT now has a nationwide plus Canada plan that offers 21 days stay plus no "out" time to the next Campground. We are looking at this now.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-07-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,713
Posted By Peterd503
Long Beach RV Park

I have been to the Long Beach RV Park twice this summer. My observation is that if you need more room than they offer, maybe a Walmart parking lot would be more suitable for your needs. This place is...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-01-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,713
Posted By Peterd503
We have been using PPA and Good Sams for several...

We have been using PPA and Good Sams for several years and will continue to do so. This year we bought TT and think it is a great deal. We live in Oregon and it takes about 15 nights per year to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-16-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By Peterd503
The first area I would look is wiring connections...

The first area I would look is wiring connections with special attention paid to grounds. At the same time check for conductor condition. The symptoms point to an unwanted series load which usually...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-07-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By Peterd503
connect with Ernie Eckburg if you want an expert...

connect with Ernie Eckburg if you want an expert opinion
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-22-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,652
Posted By Peterd503
Too many flatlanders make the mistake of soft...

Too many flatlanders make the mistake of soft shoeing the brake on a long down grade. This means that a higher percentage of time is spent with the brake applied thus a lesser per cent of the time...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-22-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,703
Posted By Peterd503
This seems common in the F-53. Mine was down...

This seems common in the F-53. Mine was down 3.5". I took it to a good spring shop and they made a leaf of the right tension and no more problem.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-18-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,235
Posted By Peterd503
Education

For any of you who are not familiar, I strongly suggest spending some time with Roger Marble's blogs and tire info posts. The man has as good a tire credentials as anyone I know and can present info...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-16-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 24,575
Posted By Peterd503
I was in Carlsbad, New Mexico and went to a local...

I was in Carlsbad, New Mexico and went to a local hydraulic repair shop. The owner has since retired and shut down his business. Any decent hydraulic shop should be able to do this. I did the remove...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-03-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,029
Posted By Peterd503
At least in hot climates, you are better saving...

At least in hot climates, you are better saving the ice for gin and tonic.
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