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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-27-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By Stajones
Leak in LP Tank Fill Hose

I have a leak in the flexible hose that runs between the frame mounted fill connection and the tank. It shows up when you begin filling the tank. The hose is about 18” long, braided rubber to handle...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-26-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12,207
Views: 1,028,295
Posted By Stajones
Take a slash

Take a slash
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Stajones
I changed my first set of batteries after 3 1/2...

I changed my first set of batteries after 3 1/2 years when one of the sensors quit reporting - so I’d say battery life is extremely good with the brand I chose (TST). I haven’t seen any solar powered...
Forum: Full-Timers 09-11-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Stajones
I’ve used the POR-15 line of products with no...

I’ve used the POR-15 line of products with no regrets. Pricy stuff but considered the best by many folks.
Forum: Full-Timers 09-04-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By Stajones
Many, many folks have indicated satisfaction with...

Many, many folks have indicated satisfaction with Escapees RV Club and I am VERY pleased to be among them as well.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-28-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Stajones
Temporarily bypass my transfer switch?

I have the ESCO ES50M-65N transfer switch. Drove several hours yesterday with the generator running for A/C. When we parked and went through the normal routine (shutdown A/C’s, turn off generator,...
Forum: Full-Timers 08-26-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Stajones
We’ve used SpeedCo several times - they’re a...

We’ve used SpeedCo several times - they’re a chain that does routine oil/filter services for semi trucks with many locations around the country. Haven’t ever made an appointment and never waited over...
Forum: Roadmaster Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-08-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Stajones
Hopefully you’ve found it by now but on my 98 HR...

Hopefully you’ve found it by now but on my 98 HR Imperial w/8.3 Cummins it is located under the exhaust manifold about the same level and just forward of the block heater. Mine has two wires.
The...
Forum: Full-Timers 07-06-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,360
Posted By Stajones
No regrets. Been houseless since 2013. If you...

No regrets. Been houseless since 2013. If you “need” to sell your house in order to purchase an RV you might want think that through. RV’s depreciate pretty rapidly and you might want to get back in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-08-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,272
Posted By Stajones
Any particular brand MH you have had issues with?...

Any particular brand MH you have had issues with? If so - would you share what they were?
I have a 98 HR Imperial w/kitchen slide and in the 8 years I have lived full time in the the coach I haven’t...
Forum: Full-Timers 06-03-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,692
Posted By Stajones
X2 on the sentiment. We usually stop at WalMart,...

X2 on the sentiment. We usually stop at WalMart, Cabellas, Casino, etc. when we are on the move and stop at an RV Park when we need to dump/fill/do laundry. We’ve been at this since 2015 (we...
Forum: Full-Timers 06-02-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,744
Posted By Stajones
It sounds like (as many have pointed out in this...

It sounds like (as many have pointed out in this thread) that you haven’t identified and confronted the real “issue”. I can only say sometimes we just have to take a leap of faith, like the Guy Clark...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-26-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Stajones
We bought the Actiontec TV2 in 2015 (Best Buy)...

We bought the Actiontec TV2 in 2015 (Best Buy) and it has been a good system. We don’t transmit that far (about 10 FT) but I did hook it up to the bedroom TV (apx 30FT) just to see if it would reach...
Forum: Full-Timers 05-22-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Stajones
Sorry...Wwoofing should come up if you Google it!

Sorry...Wwoofing should come up if you Google it!
Forum: Full-Timers 05-18-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Stajones
Have you heard of Woofing? World Wide...

Have you heard of Woofing? World Wide Organization of Organic Farming. Small farms everywhere - I’m very interested in the opportunity, but have yet to find the right fit.
Forum: Full-Timers 05-14-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,099
Posted By Stajones
Some are perfect but others are “more perfect”. ...

Some are perfect but others are “more perfect”.

...I think (my opinion folks) it’s ALL about “where you are when”...a take on the Robert Massey video and purposeful “corporate presentation” I...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-10-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By Stajones
Just an update for anyone who was following: ...

Just an update for anyone who was following:

Finally figured out that phone/data cable jumper from front to rear units (Zone 1 to Zone 2) was reverse (phone) wired. The harness cables with the...
Forum: Full-Timers 05-07-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,099
Posted By Stajones
Yes, I’m aware, but a slacker on watching the web...

Yes, I’m aware, but a slacker on watching the web site and calling. I will start paying closer attention. I think we covered some of the finer points of getting a lot when we had our “tour” but you...
Forum: Full-Timers 05-06-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,099
Posted By Stajones
Just an FYI for folks interested...we’re on the...

Just an FYI for folks interested...we’re on the “hot list” at this particular park and it is in fact a great place.
We were #119 “in line to buy” as of two weeks ago...signed up in 2016...and we...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-04-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Stajones
I’m certainly no expert, but I’ve been doing a...

I’m certainly no expert, but I’ve been doing a lot of research on my multi unit/duo therm system.
From my reading - the front unit should have “furnace” on - which it appears it does. The 2nd unit...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-04-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By Stajones
Thanks for response! Yes - reset thermostat...

Thanks for response!
Yes - reset thermostat several times, and soft “filed”/alcohol cleaned all comm connections. I’ve ordered a 50FT straight wired cable to troubleshoot with - will be here...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-03-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By Stajones
Hi, I’m having a couple of issues as well and...

Hi,
I’m having a couple of issues as well and you seem to have a pretty good handle on the Duo Therm control wiring.

Is it possible to bypass the thermostat and “jumper control wiring” to get a...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-30-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Stajones
Black Tank Flush stopped up?

Anyone ever hook up to your black tank flush connection (regular hose fitting) and not get any flow?
1. I’ve checked for obstruction, screen is clear, nothing apparent behind it (or that is visible...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-28-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Stajones
Thanks so much for the help - I’ll get up there...

Thanks so much for the help - I’ll get up there and take a look when the sun gets to a more comfortable angle!
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-28-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Stajones
Dometic A/C Heat Pump Quit!

West Texas temp this afternoon hitting 100 and the front A/C unit just made a ummph! sound - kept running a few minutes and then tripped the breaker. I reset the breaker hoping for the best to no...
Forum: Full-Timers 04-22-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By Stajones
as OP I asked for responses from full-timers with...

as OP I asked for responses from full-timers with no “stick & brick” ...and you store your 45 rolls in your RV? we’d have to shed something to make that happen but I’m beginning to see the wisdom in...
Forum: Full-Timers 04-21-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By Stajones
Speaking of TP

No fun intended...what is your rate of usage?

Please only true full timers w/NO residence except for your full time rig.

We got caught with only 4 rolls before the panic ensued!

(I wont go...
Forum: RV'ing On A Budget 04-13-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By Stajones
X2 on the soda stream bottles can-can’t beat ‘em...

X2 on the soda stream bottles can-can’t beat ‘em for the price and utility.
Forum: Workkamping & Volunteering 04-13-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 542
Posted By Stajones
Opportunity with The Nature Conservancy

The Flat Ranch Preserve, Island Park, ID is a wonderful summer workamper gig. We’ve been there two different summers (2017 & 2019) and absolutely loved it. Very quiet and laid back even though you’re...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-11-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 26,143
Posted By Stajones
Yes Yes Yes! We sold the house in 2013 and have...

Yes Yes Yes!
We sold the house in 2013 and have full timed since then with no “place to go home to”...retired early 2105. The last 3 years of my career I lived full time in the coach (getting that...
Forum: Full-Timers 04-09-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,857
Posted By Stajones
We are close to you (Terrell County) and were set...

We are close to you (Terrell County) and were set to arrive for an extended (ride it out!) stay in Marathon, TX on the very day that Brewster County took the action of closing the campgrounds - we...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-27-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,017
Posted By Stajones
Quite a few mentions of the word “quality”. Not...

Quite a few mentions of the word “quality”. Not to get too far down the philosophy path, but I read a book many moons ago titled -Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance- by Robert M. Pirsig. I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-05-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,192
Posted By Stajones
274322 We stayed several days just 4 miles down...

274322
We stayed several days just 4 miles down the beach from Corpus Christi (Padre Island National Seashore).
No issues - no crowd because we went the week after 4th of July with four grandsons...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-15-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,134
Posted By Stajones
Have you heard of a Traveler Mark III? I sold an...

Have you heard of a Traveler Mark III? I sold an “old favorite” acoustic and bought the Traveler when we went full time. They’re not for everyone, but the features (on board tuner, full length scale,...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-09-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Stajones
I’ve had the rear unit off to replace the seal...

I’ve had the rear unit off to replace the seal and looked for a drain line at that time. Apparently, this coach doesn’t have an internal routed drain system that I could see. Both A/C units have...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-09-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Stajones
Thanks! I appreciate the link. I’ve already...

Thanks! I appreciate the link. I’ve already emailed a service center near me!
How much did they charge to locate the leaks?
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-08-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Stajones
Unhappy Metal roof side

Does anyone have any experience with the mechanical connection between the aluminum roof panels with the fiberglass side panels? I’m trying to locate the source of a leak that soaks the floor in the...
Forum: Workkamping & Volunteering 07-27-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By Stajones
Workamper.com Very short term opportunities are...

Workamper.com
Very short term opportunities are limited, but they do show up now and then.
I subscribe to their daily email (around $40/yr) and we have been successfully “hooked up” every summer...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-14-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Stajones
Are the renters plugged into “shore power” or...

Are the renters plugged into “shore power” or boondocking?
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-06-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Stajones
We have a 98 HR Imperial and are successfully...

We have a 98 HR Imperial and are successfully using the original coax to get DTV HD to the bedroom TV. We have DTV Travel’r on roof with about an 8 FT coax run to the power inserter and then to a...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-24-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Stajones
Hate to answer a question with a question, but...

Hate to answer a question with a question, but how much do you plan to boondock?
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 03-22-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By Stajones
Was last there in March 2017 and if I remember...

Was last there in March 2017 and if I remember correctly, you could stay as long as 6 months at that time if you wanted to pay the cost. While it is a fine park, it wasn’t worth what they wanted for...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-22-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By Stajones
I have a ‘98 HR Imperial and I replaced the rear...

I have a ‘98 HR Imperial and I replaced the rear camera (plus added sides and forward) when I did it.
Yes - the rear camera was indeed mounted with a “dicor type” product.
Wiring was accessible...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-16-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,773
Posted By Stajones
X2 on ride height valve adjustment, two small...

X2 on ride height valve adjustment, two small wrenches (3/8” on mine, I think) and about 15 seconds to loosen if you know where to crawl under the coach & what you’re looking for when you get there. ...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 01-30-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By Stajones
X2 on Costco

X2 on Costco
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-22-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Stajones
We lived in Page for a couple of years and rode...

We lived in Page for a couple of years and rode our Can Am Spyder on many day trips around the area. We rode through Wahweap several times to observe coaches/toad options/etc. (we’re fulltimers and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-14-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,019
Posted By Stajones
Boy Howdy...this is my main struggle with FT...

Boy Howdy...this is my main struggle with FT life. When “underway”, we try our best to limit drive time in favor of “steps”. We both practiced yoga 3 times a week when we were working & had the S&B,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-14-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,019
Posted By Stajones
Care to elaborate?

Care to elaborate?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-14-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,019
Posted By Stajones
Sweet...care to share?

Sweet...care to share?
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-08-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,472
Posted By Stajones
I have the Acme EZ Tow (w/10” tires) and have had...

I have the Acme EZ Tow (w/10” tires) and have had TPMS sensors on rubber valve stems for apx 5,000 miles. A good portion of those miles were at +65 mph. I have not experienced any detrimental results...
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