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Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-26-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,872
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Thanks to all for the help. Made it to Weed Ca...

Thanks to all for the help. Made it to Weed Ca this evening. Glad I went north on 199 after hearing all the comments. Driving up the side of Smith river was breath taking, really only about 5-8 miles...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-26-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,872
Posted By Wanabee FTer
I'm in Brookings Oregon right now, I think I'll...

I'm in Brookings Oregon right now, I think I'll take 199 across from Crescent City. I've been on that route before. Some say 199 is too tight, but I found it a pleasant drive last time I drove it. ...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-25-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,872
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Hwy 101 Eureka to I-5 Redbluff via Hwy 36?

I'm looking to take a different route back home from the Oregon coast to SoCal this year. I usually take 101 down through the redwoods and cut across to I-5 via Hwy 20. I'm thinking about cutting...
Forum: Excel Owner's Forum 08-03-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,056
Posted By Wanabee FTer
I also have had multiple problems with the...

I also have had multiple problems with the Sureflo vent fan motors. The 3rd motor they sent me has been working ok for over a year and a half. I removed my vent rain cover to improve the air flow...
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-28-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 27,875
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Is that Honda CL-350 Scrambler? I love...

Is that Honda CL-350 Scrambler?

I love those old vintage bikes.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-30-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 28,010
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Sorry about the dead link, looks like he removed...

Sorry about the dead link, looks like he removed the free info and is now selling books :sad:

What kind of trouble are you having?
Forum: Truck Conversions 12-24-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,594
Posted By Wanabee FTer
You sure don't seem to be afraid of doing any big...

You sure don't seem to be afraid of doing any big jobs on your project. You're going to love the air ride when you're done!
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-07-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,479
Views: 1,805,115
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Hard to believe it's 30 years old. Thanks for...

Hard to believe it's 30 years old. Thanks for taking the bubble wrap off before you took the pics!
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-03-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 27,875
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Always love the sound of glass packs in the...

Always love the sound of glass packs in the morning :cool:
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-21-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 23,130
Posted By Wanabee FTer
For the F-53 chassis generally speaking, 1999 and...

For the F-53 chassis generally speaking, 1999 and newer will have the 6.8 liter V-10, 1998 and older have the 7.5 liter V-8. There are some differences in motorhome manufactures around 1998 to 1999...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-19-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,794
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Glad to hear all went well for you. Good...

Glad to hear all went well for you.

Good luck and happy travels!
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-10-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 126,867
Posted By Wanabee FTer
I used soft scrub with bleach and a soft...

I used soft scrub with bleach and a soft scrubbing pad to remove my wax. That was 5 months ago and ZEP HTFP still looks as good as the day I put it on.

I would leave the wax on the painted area...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 09-05-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 295,282
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Hello pamelahauk and welcome to irv2! I have...

Hello pamelahauk and welcome to irv2!

I have heard mainly good things about Gulfstream's BT Cruiser, which I believe is considered a Class B RV. You may be able to find more info by searching the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-04-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,281
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Oregon Coast RV Park Camping – McKinley's...

Oregon Coast RV Park Camping – McKinley's Marina & RV Park – Waldport, OR (https://www.mckinleysrvparkandmarina.com/)

Very nice newer park with level cement pads. May be hard to get...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-02-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,281
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Mapleton is about 15 miles east from Florence on...

Mapleton is about 15 miles east from Florence on 126. Don't blink or you'll miss it.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-01-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By Wanabee FTer
IMO Another candidate for a government...

IMO

Another candidate for a government bailout. (or not)
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-01-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Not looking good for Navistar. According to...

Not looking good for Navistar.

According to Forbes, In the first half of fiscal 2012, Navistarís pretax loss was $516 million on revenues of $6.4 billion. Navistar shares have been down more...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-28-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 23,130
Posted By Wanabee FTer
It's a OBD II real time reader Amazon.com:...

It's a OBD II real time reader

Amazon.com: ScanGauge II Ultra Compact 3-in-1 Automotive Computer with Customizable Real-Time Fuel Economy Digital Gauges: Automotive...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-22-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,767
Posted By Wanabee FTer
I am not convinced you have a faulty MP....

I am not convinced you have a faulty MP. Additional problems besides the park interlock intermittent failure would be present.

The problem must be duplicated to be able to properly diagnose a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-20-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,767
Posted By Wanabee FTer
It's not likely that the brake light switch is...

It's not likely that the brake light switch is causing the MP to fail. It is a simple on/off switch that controls the brake lights and the park interlock system.

I have not seen a problem with...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-19-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,767
Posted By Wanabee FTer
ON the Accord we worked on, the main problem was...

ON the Accord we worked on, the main problem was the power door locks stopped functioning. There was also some other minor things that did not work, just don't remember what all they were.

When...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-18-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By Wanabee FTer
I actually have a rear view mirror attached to...

I actually have a rear view mirror attached to the windshield to see what is happening behind me inside the coach. Comes in handy if I am talking to DW but she isn't really there.

I mounted my...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-18-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,767
Posted By Wanabee FTer
When I was service manager for a Honda dealer in...

When I was service manager for a Honda dealer in SoCal we had a car that kept blowing the multiplex out. About 3 MP's later, found the car had been in an accident and the ground wire connection...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-18-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,933
Posted By Wanabee FTer
I agree with adding a charge line to the toad. ...

I agree with adding a charge line to the toad.
Maybe your Accord has not been driven enough to fully charge the battery back up yet. I would think it would need at least a 45 minute to 1 hour drive...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-18-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,048
Posted By Wanabee FTer
I take mine to a local test only center. It makes...

I take mine to a local test only center. It makes me feel better to know that they only are allowed to do smog tests, but are not allowed to do repairs.

Some of the larger RV repair centers and...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-17-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,281
Posted By Wanabee FTer
X2 start at the northern coast of Oregon and...

X2 start at the northern coast of Oregon and drive south. Most of the turn outs are on the west (ocean) side of 101.

Just got back from central coast and agree on traveling less then 50 miles per...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-17-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,519
Posted By Wanabee FTer
When I ordered my Koni's 2 years ago they were...

When I ordered my Koni's 2 years ago they were also on back order. I called Koni of America direct and they were the only ones that could ship them out.
In fact they pulled mine from an order to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-16-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,514
Posted By Wanabee FTer
I know I'm totally off topic here but I sure hope...

I know I'm totally off topic here but I sure hope you will tell us more about your truck. I've never seen a 50's truck with 4 doors, let alone suicide doors!

What is the current drive train and...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-14-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 23,130
Posted By Wanabee FTer
I get similar results with my 7.5 liter F-53....

I get similar results with my 7.5 liter F-53. Vehicle is loaded right at max GCWR including our Accord toad.

Best is 7.8 mpg, worst a little over 6 mpg.

Yesterday we drove fully loaded south...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-14-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3,479
Views: 1,805,115
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Sounds like it has been sitting for a long time....

Sounds like it has been sitting for a long time. Don't forget to change the engine oil before you try to start it. Oil gets acidic when sitting long periods of time and will damage the engine's main...
Forum: Going Green 08-14-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,329
Posted By Wanabee FTer
In other countries revolutions have been fought...

In other countries revolutions have been fought over water rights. The above story is only about 1 man collecting rain water on his property in Oregon.

Hope nobody has the rights to the air we...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-13-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By Wanabee FTer
This is an insane angle to try and use 2" fuel...

This is an insane angle to try and use 2" fuel flex hose for. I went to Walt's muffler and had them bend a 2" exhaust tube to my specifications. He made it out of scrap in about 5 minutes while I...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-13-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By Wanabee FTer
The 2" exhaust pipe was a perfect snug fit into...

The 2" exhaust pipe was a perfect snug fit into the 2" fuel filler hose. Looking at the routing path for the hose I measured and determined what angle would be best for the exhaust pipe. I then...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-11-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By Wanabee FTer
My fuel filler hose was leaking whenever I filled...

My fuel filler hose was leaking whenever I filled up the tank. When I inspected the hose I found the manufacturer used a 2" flex hose with a 90 degree bend. The hose had developed a leak right at...
Forum: Going Green 08-10-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,329
Posted By Wanabee FTer
When I was working and commuting 60 miles a day...

When I was working and commuting 60 miles a day to my job 6 days a week I used much more fuel then I do now. Just because you have the ability to move your house every day doesn't mean you have to.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,773
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Most of the parks I have stayed at will not fit...

Most of the parks I have stayed at will not fit an extra car and trailer. I suspect they would be more then happy to charge you extra to store your trailer though.
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-09-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3,479
Views: 1,805,115
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Humm, That could come in handy if someone is...

Humm, That could come in handy if someone is knocking on the front door and you don't want to talk to them.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-09-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,304
Posted By Wanabee FTer
The disconnect switch comes in handy for storing...

The disconnect switch comes in handy for storing your RV with the battery disconnected. Basically works as if the battery cable is being disconnected near the battery. The switch activates a remote...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-09-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,469
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Not sure about the delam issue, but Keystone has...

Not sure about the delam issue, but Keystone has it's own sub-forum under the Thor Industries Owners Forum.

Thor also has Airstream, Crossroads, Dutchman, Heartland and Redwood under it's wing.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-09-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By Wanabee FTer
That must be one darn good bodyshop!

That must be one darn good bodyshop!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-07-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,610
Posted By Wanabee FTer
First of all, thank you to the OP for the great...

First of all, thank you to the OP for the great thread!

We've been FT in a 32' MH for almost 2 years now and have often wondered if we would like to be in a 5th wheel instead. We have watched the...
Forum: RV Industry Press 08-07-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,069
Posted By Wanabee FTer
I went to American RVer's website but could only...

I went to American RVer's website but could only find a link to the audio only podcast for this show.

I then opened itunes and searched the itunes store for "American RVer" and downloaded the...
Forum: Full-Timers 08-06-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,115
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Walgreen's also has a nice online system that...

Walgreen's also has a nice online system that allows me to track prescription info at their secure website. I think 90 days is about the max with 30 day refill intervals. Your doctor may be willing...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-06-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,350
Posted By Wanabee FTer
I saw a fella next to me with one of these...

I saw a fella next to me with one of these plexi-shields, what a PIA!
It took him hours to clean it, he had to remove it to clean behind it. Then remount when done. I would rather have nothing but...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-06-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,975
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Gary, You're right about the first picture,...

Gary,

You're right about the first picture, but the second and 3rd are pictures of the rear track bar.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-06-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,437
Posted By Wanabee FTer
This may not apply to diesel, but will apply to...

This may not apply to diesel, but will apply to most gas RV's.

When storing my MH for more then a month I always top off the fuel tank to keep condensation from building up inside the tank. The...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-05-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By Wanabee FTer
I used Liquid Rubber EPDM roof coating on my MH 2...

I used Liquid Rubber EPDM roof coating on my MH 2 years ago and it is holding up very well. Have you tried contacting the manufacturer to see if they distributors where you are?

EPDM Coatings,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By Wanabee FTer
Are you looking for gas or diesel pusher MH? ...

Are you looking for gas or diesel pusher MH?

Handling concerns between the 2 may be different.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-05-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,022
Posted By Wanabee FTer
May not look perfect, but I'm sure it will get...

May not look perfect, but I'm sure it will get the job done.

Too bad I threw mine away when I installed the Banks system. I would have given it to you for shipping costs.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-05-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,779
Posted By Wanabee FTer
It could be a problem with the fuel pump relay....

It could be a problem with the fuel pump relay. Check out this recent thread for more info
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f23/no-power-to-fuelpump-120127.html
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