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Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 05-24-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By fireflymin
Thanks for your reply Kahoona. I needed to...

Thanks for your reply Kahoona.
I needed to move it because I was going to have some tree work done in my yard, so I took care of the battery issue. Checked fluids and checked that the fuel pump...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 07-10-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By fireflymin
89-90 Gulf Stream Ultra 24ft. been sitting two years

While she had been lived in while sitting; she is now vacant and I want to take her on a road trip.
Engine battery exploded , so I replaced that, and know I need to replace all tires. I sure...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-20-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By fireflymin
Hey neighbor! Thanks for your reply...Yeah, I...

Hey neighbor! Thanks for your reply...Yeah, I expected some kind of problem, but since I had just replaced that alternator 3 years ago, that was the last thing I would have thought. Glad it all...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-20-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By fireflymin
Funny you should say that; my family has a farm...

Funny you should say that; my family has a farm in Weedsport, which is why I did the road trip; family reunion. Yes, had a few of the mechanic types take a look at that gen, but not enough time to...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-15-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By fireflymin
Florida to NY and back....

Well I just had to share my thrill. I just completed a vacation trip , myself and 3 kids ages 5,6 &8 ....What the hell was I thinkin'! Anyways, this trip was in my 90' Ultra by Gulfstream, 24fl....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-18-2016, 03:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,148
Posted By fireflymin
Residential fridges...

I'm sure this question may have been asked at sometime in some another location, but my search has not found it at this point...... So, here it is: My rv fridge is no...
Forum: Just Conversation 04-15-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,639
Posted By fireflymin
Fireflymin

I guess I'm a "lurker". I own my vintage '89 ,24' Ultra by Gulfstream class C. I don't get on here nearly as often as I'd like, and consider visiting this site an escape...I do enjoy reading as many...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-02-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,562
Posted By fireflymin
Will do.....I'll see about getting one today. ...

Will do.....I'll see about getting one today. Thanks.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-01-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,562
Posted By fireflymin
Well, I've only owned the old gal for just a...

Well, I've only owned the old gal for just a little over a year, and the guy I bought her from didn't tell me how old the "house" battery is, although I have kept up with keeping the distilled water...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-29-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,562
Posted By fireflymin
Well, after running the gen for 3.5 hours, one of...

Well, after running the gen for 3.5 hours, one of those with a load; I turned it off, and then immediately tried to restart the gen....slow cranked then nothin', so I guess that means that for sure...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-29-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,562
Posted By fireflymin
Here's a little update; left the mh on shore...

Here's a little update; left the mh on shore power overnight and until around 1:30 pm today. Just went out, and cranked up the gen. It's running! Yeah! So what I'm thinking is that there is some...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,562
Posted By fireflymin
Yeah, I agree. I was pretty sure that the...

Yeah, I agree. I was pretty sure that the mechanic had kept the rv long enough to check out those items, but no reason to check the gen. I had driven it home from the shop with no problems. It was...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,562
Posted By fireflymin
Battery situation....

Thanks to you all on educating me about house batteries, charging, etc. I've got it hooked up to shore power, so I'm going to let in charge up over night and see how that works.... I also had...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,562
Posted By fireflymin
Thank you....This is exactly the info I need. ...

Thank you....This is exactly the info I need. Just one more question. If I hook my charger up to the house battery to charge it, do I shut down everything,ie. disconnect shore power? This may...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,562
Posted By fireflymin
More on the battery situation

So the battery charged, and my motorhome started this morning, but not the gen. So how do I charge the "house battery"? Same as the chassis? Do I need to disconnect anything? It just seems...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-27-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,562
Posted By fireflymin
Experienced help regarding batteries...

I just lost my previous post while previewing it, so this will be a condensed version..... I guess my main question is : Is the engine battery responsible for cranking the gen, or does in run from...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-16-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By fireflymin
Well, the obvious problem is that the floor of...

Well, the obvious problem is that the floor of the slide should not be separating from the wall of the slide....Seems to me, that at one time, there must have been a leak, causing moisture to make...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-16-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By fireflymin
More trouble with the TT, need some suggestions

Getting the travel trailer ready to move, and put the slide in....noticed, once the slide was in that it on one side, at the bottom, the floor has separated from the wall...Looks like some previous...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-10-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By fireflymin
Re: Rubber roof.

:oThanks for your responses....I got up there, and heard some cracking sounds, but was very careful where put my feet....Swept it off and inspected for cracks tears and whatever....Yup, in needs some...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-10-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By fireflymin
Another question re: rubber roof....

Trying to figure out if I can actually walk on this roof....It's a '06 Fleetwood TT. The roof seems to be slightly bowed to allow room for the ac ductwork. I'm only familiar with the flat roof of my...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-07-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,812
Posted By fireflymin
thanks to all for the info

Just wanted to say thanks to all who responded to my post. I feel more confident that I can do the move now....:thumb:
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-06-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,812
Posted By fireflymin
can I move a 30 ft. travel trailer approx. 150yds.

Hi...I'm not sure if this is posted on the correct spot, but need some info quickly. My son has a 30 ft. travel trailer that is currently on my property...We need to move it to the lot next door, and...
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-01-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,498
Posted By fireflymin
Scary situation.....I had a spare blow out,...

Scary situation.....I had a spare blow out, waiting to be put on the carrier....It was an unbelievable experience....Just goes to show ya...anything can happen...Just pray no one gets hurt......
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-03-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,536
Views: 221,560
Posted By fireflymin
Fireflymin

I'm 57 this year....this is my 3rd class C; a 24ft Ultra by Gulfstream....Bought it in April of this year....haven't even taken it out for a shakedown cruise yet....Gotta get away....SOON!!!!:eek:
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-03-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By fireflymin
Replacing ac shroud

My roof ac shroud has several cracks and looks like it had been patched in the past. Where do I find a replacement, and are they all the same?:sad:
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-29-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,612
Posted By fireflymin
class c '89 Ultra by Gulfstream...

I finally found the mh of my dreams....after a couple of first smaller,20'ftr, then 27'ftr......Now....24', bed in back... separate tub...toilet situation.... low mileage and little water...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-08-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,530
Posted By fireflymin
Yeah! Another success!!!! I managed to get one...

Yeah! Another success!!!! I managed to get one new marker light completely installed...and it works! Now I'm gonna go around all of my marker lights with some caulk and seal um up good!
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-08-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,523
Posted By fireflymin
Yup....Going to look under there...

Yup....Going to look under there tomorrow....should be able to detect any leakage. I'm just so happy that this did not turn into anything more than a learning experience for me....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-08-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,523
Posted By fireflymin
parking brake...stuck...

Well......I'm gonna end my dilemma by letting you all know that sometimes a problem has a very simple and obvious solution...but we just become so overwhelmed or intimidated by it that we let it get...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-08-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,523
Posted By fireflymin
stuck parking brake

Thanks again for the help.....I just went out and tried it again...The rig will roll, dosen't seem to be dragging now or anything...but the light is still on...depressed the e-brake pedal again and...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-08-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,523
Posted By fireflymin
stuck parking brake

Thanks for your reply....The motorhome is on a Ford chassis. And the brake is applied via a pedel. Once I release the brake lever the pedel pops back, but the light stays on and the rig struggles to...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-07-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By fireflymin
couldn't get the water heater lit

it's got a switch on the rangehood. The light comes on-goes out, then back on.....tried to relight several times with no luck....what could the problem be....? Stove lit with little problem....
...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-07-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,523
Posted By fireflymin
Parking brake stuck....89 Tioga Arrow

This is on a 1989 Tioga Arrow that I have been trying to sell....Wouldn't ya know it, I had some folks wanting to buy it, and when I went to move it; for the first time in about a month, I had a hard...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-06-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,530
Posted By fireflymin
Re:replacing running lights....

Yup, it is a fiberglass body.....And thank you all for your input thus far....I'm beginning to get a handle on this....Plus, I stopped by my favorite RV supply, and they , amazingly had some of the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-06-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,530
Posted By fireflymin
Pictures of my old marker lights and replacement...

Here is the old marker light...notice how both the brownish(hot) and white with black(ground) are kind of looped.....Then the replacement one has 4 holes to poke the wires through to the metal...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-06-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,530
Posted By fireflymin
I'm going to try to get some pics.....hopefully...

I'm going to try to get some pics.....hopefully will have them on in a little bit...Thanks
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-05-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,530
Posted By fireflymin
Trying to replace some running lights

I have an 89 Ultra by Gulfstream....Trying to replace some of the running lights, as they are very brittle and one fell apart when I attempted to change a lense... I couldn't find a new one that...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-30-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 23,482
Posted By fireflymin
16.5 tire conversion...

I too have discovered this problem....Can't believe that they are so hard to find....sad but true....I've exhausted my efforts and finally decided to convert to 16s...because this seems to be the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-26-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,007
Posted By fireflymin
Fema trailer issue.....

I know that the stove and fridge are all standard house type appliances... The main thing would be using the ac and microwave at the same time, but in my way of thinking, I can do that with my mh,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-25-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,007
Posted By fireflymin
Fema trailer....can I go 50 amp down to 30?

This is about my son's 28 ft. fema trailer that has a 50 amp hook up... stove is electric, ac , water heater and heater.....We are in Fla, so no real need for heat right now.....but ac and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-20-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 21,936
Posted By fireflymin
So.....All I have to do is find "offset" 16 rims ...

So.....All I have to do is find "offset" 16 rims 8 lugs and with the correct size axle hole for a chevy chassis? Hmmmmm? Why am I having such a difficult time finding them?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-20-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 21,936
Posted By fireflymin
What did you do? I'm having trouble finding 16...

What did you do? I'm having trouble finding 16 rims that will work for my duals....Unless I've been misinformed. I'm still gathering information here....Thanks..I have a 1990 24ft. Ultra by Gulf...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-20-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 21,936
Posted By fireflymin
This search is wearing me out......I had no idea...

This search is wearing me out......I had no idea how complex this was going to get....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-20-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 21,936
Posted By fireflymin
More on correct rims.....

As I was heading out for work this morning, another question popped into my head regarding the dreaded rim dilemia......Here it is......When purchasing the correct 16 rims with the right amount of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-20-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 21,936
Posted By fireflymin
Rims...........

Well, this has proven to be an educational experience.....I appreciate all the input..... This morning I went out and measured the inside diameter of the 16.5 wheel that was the spare for my...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-19-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 21,936
Posted By fireflymin
16.5 t0 16 issue

Just had to get back on here and say thanks again for your input....I had no idea that these wheels were so different.... And the folks at the junk yard, I guess really don't know either......I for...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-18-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 21,936
Posted By fireflymin
Tires obsolete....going from 16.5 to 16s...Help!

Well, I've got this 1990 Class C....just bought it in April, and have been working on it...very slowly, as time allows.....I just called the tire shop to get a quote on new tires for this rig.....and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-17-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,204
Posted By fireflymin
RV Crazy.

:rofl:Thanks for the post....Saw it before, and enjoyed seeing it again.....Hope they produce another one too. Maybe if they get good ratings they will. Love to see those crazy rigs......
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-09-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By fireflymin
Strange thing that happened recently......What about you?

:eek:Just have to laugh, after getting mad that I discovered today that my motorhome, that had been sitting in my backyard for the past 2 months, had the fuel line that runs from the mainline to the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-05-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13,042
Views: 1,883,250
Posted By fireflymin
Bought a few trinkets....

Hmmmm, let's see; well, I bought some good cleaner/wax....some new vinyl inserts and black paint for the spare carrier and rear bumper.. Got some time off for a few days....:blush:
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