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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-16-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Unclepaul
Think to yourself, how much you would need to...

Think to yourself, how much you would need to make, market and sell a product like this in order to make yourself a good living. It is not just recovering your costs but doing so in a manner that you...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-11-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 14,228
Posted By Unclepaul
Their may be many areas where battery powered...

Their may be many areas where battery powered gardening tools can take over from gassers. Leaf blowers, trimmers, chain saws, circular saws, demo tools, mowers etc. will work well in easy to moderate...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-11-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Unclepaul
In this crazy market, often before you can get...

In this crazy market, often before you can get your busy inspector to do his inspection and report the rig is sold.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-23-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,203
Posted By Unclepaul
Many campgrounds limit coach size due to physical...

Many campgrounds limit coach size due to physical restrictions, while others set limits to determine the personality of the camp.
Some want only tents or van type camping and set aside areas for...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-29-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,895
Posted By Unclepaul
Gas Class C has 55 Gal. Tank. 500 mile range.

Gas Class C has 55 Gal. Tank. 500 mile range.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-05-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,131
Posted By Unclepaul
Claiming great fuel economy from reading the...

Claiming great fuel economy from reading the display often shows better mileage then when calculated when filling up.

That said, the new V8 is designed to be fuel efficient.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-05-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,497
Posted By Unclepaul
Driver has the choice to either shift down with...

Driver has the choice to either shift down with the lever or apply the brakes to engage downshift. A second tap on the brakes will often automatically shift one more gear as well.
Selecting...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 08-05-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,168
Posted By Unclepaul
Most RV parks are independently owned. If owner...

Most RV parks are independently owned. If owner sees a problem with EVís plugging in I see no problem with making that policy.
Imagine they could also turn that service into a profit center by...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-29-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,379
Posted By Unclepaul
Many factories are not currently filling orders...

Many factories are not currently filling orders for dealer stock, only for those servicing a filled order. Dealers will not even quote a price until deliveries are neat. Prices going up monthly.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-29-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 22,503
Posted By Unclepaul
Consider joining Harvest Hosts. Stay free at...

Consider joining Harvest Hosts. Stay free at hundreds of small businesses/golf courses.
You must be self contained and be pleasant.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-01-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,210
Posted By Unclepaul
If you have an older rig with worn out springs,...

If you have an older rig with worn out springs, solution would be to just install new springs. Maybe in front as well. In my 24íClass c I needed additional clearance to enter my driveway. Installed...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-06-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,019
Posted By Unclepaul
Ford just spent a ton to upgrade their new RV...

Ford just spent a ton to upgrade their new RV chassis. They developed a large and powerful V8 to replace the super popular V-10, as the V-10 could no longer pass the latest emissions. They upgraded...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-04-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,138
Posted By Unclepaul
High prices is what you get when the Government...

High prices is what you get when the Government is giving away Trillions in "Free Money".
Currently buyers need to pay the Market Rate when buying an RV. They are in short supply and prices are...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-01-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,397
Posted By Unclepaul
A lot of the decision is determined if you are...

A lot of the decision is determined if you are going to drive a lot or park a lot.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-01-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By Unclepaul
In addition to supply/demand driving up the...

In addition to supply/demand driving up the prices of RV's, the cost of producing them is going up as well. Labor, wood, metal, rent etc are all causing prices to go up. Lack of computer chips is...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-31-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,310
Posted By Unclepaul
Wonder if the Computer Chip issue that is...

Wonder if the Computer Chip issue that is restricting vehicle sales and inventory is also going to effect the Motorhome industry.

If you can't get the chips you can't build the vehicles.

People...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-31-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,358
Posted By Unclepaul
Will chip shortage affect RV production

Reading about computer chip shortages affecting vehicle stock. Wonder if that chip shortage will be reducing the production of new RV's as well?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-31-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By Unclepaul
The fold is down near our legs and we do not even...

The fold is down near our legs and we do not even feel the crease when sleeping. It is a great design for those wanting to get a largish bed in a smallish camper :)
We have a 24' Class C. Slide out...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-25-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,065
Posted By Unclepaul
Reality is that if you want a coach today...you...

Reality is that if you want a coach today...you must pay todays prices.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-20-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,138
Posted By Unclepaul
Hard to tell if this predicted reduction on...

Hard to tell if this predicted reduction on selling prices is going to happen...or just wishfull thinking.

So many people are paralyzed right now believing they can predict the future.

By the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-20-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By Unclepaul
I live in Canyon Lake and watched the burn from...

I live in Canyon Lake and watched the burn from my deck. Local Fire department arrived quickly and backup came in from neighboring cities as well as Riverside County response. Saw helicopters and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-18-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,965
Posted By Unclepaul
Seems like all the campgrounds and places like...

Seems like all the campgrounds and places like Harvest Hosts are getting busier.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-17-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Unclepaul
LTV has a fantastic reputation, but like most...

LTV has a fantastic reputation, but like most Manufacturers today, they are simply overwhelmed with demand. Hard for them to answer all the calls and emails. Their coaches are unique and have a good...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-16-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,272
Posted By Unclepaul
There is perhaps no shortage. Just that local...

There is perhaps no shortage. Just that local citizens have moved the reserve storage from underground tanks at the gas station to plastic containers in their garage.

Fear is a powerful...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-16-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,138
Posted By Unclepaul
Tons of us are now driving around RV's that will...

Tons of us are now driving around RV's that will sell for more in the current environment than we paid for them.
New ones have gone way up in price this has pulled up the used ones as well.
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-13-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,417
Posted By Unclepaul
Many campgrounds do not allow air conditioners to...

Many campgrounds do not allow air conditioners to vent out a window. Also do not like to see extension cords being run into a window or tucked into a slide out opening.

Lots of issues will...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-10-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By Unclepaul
I have my Propane home service fill my RV and...

I have my Propane home service fill my RV and small propane tanks when they fill my large home tank. Better price than filling at campgrounds.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-30-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By Unclepaul
You can just buy some stick on puck lights for...

You can just buy some stick on puck lights for closets etc. Battery powered LED lights simply tap on and off. Not as convenient as having a door switch, but they are only a couple bucks each.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-29-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,763
Posted By Unclepaul
This is perhaps the greatest discovery for me in...

This is perhaps the greatest discovery for me in years of forum reading. Each month, to exercise the unit, I used to need to crank the generator for at least 30 seconds to get it to fire up. Would...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-29-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,254
Posted By Unclepaul
On our 2019 Thor we can Blue Tooth connect our...

On our 2019 Thor we can Blue Tooth connect our iPhones directly to Axxera. Nav and phone calls go through display and speakers.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-29-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,451
Posted By Unclepaul
Lectric.com makes a super popular fat tired...

Lectric.com makes a super popular fat tired folding aluminum bike that sells for $899 shipped.

It is made in China, but developed in USA. Their customer service and main office is in Phoenix....
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-28-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,137
Posted By Unclepaul
Drivers tend to get better mileage when they are...

Drivers tend to get better mileage when they are doing measurements. Want to be able to claim a high number.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-26-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By Unclepaul
Best to get an early start on a voyage like your...

Best to get an early start on a voyage like your :)
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-24-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,888
Posted By Unclepaul
I believe that the price of new and used coaches...

I believe that the price of new and used coaches will continue to rise in the next few years.

The costs of the lumber and other building materials is rising at a rapid rate, Accessories and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-24-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By Unclepaul
Factories are busy, but also have their own...

Factories are busy, but also have their own quality control.

They maintain quality because it reduces their later warranty costs.

Hi quality has never been a reputation for the lower priced...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-12-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By Unclepaul
Some supply chains are getting back to normal,...

Some supply chains are getting back to normal, but there is still a huge dock shortage and not enough healthy working people to off load all the ships that are anchored waiting for a place to park...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-11-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,988
Posted By Unclepaul
Your reference to attending Woodstock reminds me...

Your reference to attending Woodstock reminds me of my parents wondering why we would want to camp out in the rain and crowds instead of our nice warm bed at night. Yet it was the place to be and...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-10-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,923
Posted By Unclepaul
Consumers often need to make the decision as to...

Consumers often need to make the decision as to what is most important...price or quality.

The better built RVs tend to cost more than the lower quality choices.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-09-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Unclepaul
I recently added rear airbags to my Class C....

I recently added rear airbags to my Class C. Allows me enough clearance to use my driveway for parking. Also reduces the harshness of impacts when driving.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-09-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,930
Posted By Unclepaul
Most OEM automakers have announced that they have...

Most OEM automakers have announced that they have stopped development of future gassers and are switching emphasis of EV development.

Hybrid seems to be the stepping stone to all electric. They...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-06-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By Unclepaul
V8 looks to be a good design, but it has already...

V8 looks to be a good design, but it has already shown some weak areas. Many believe it is not a good idea to buy a first year for a new engine design.

V10s had a great reputation for reliability...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-01-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Unclepaul
As a little trick, I found the flat area between...

As a little trick, I found the flat area between the two cup holders on the dash can be used to hold a bubble level. Simply place the level there any you can watch it s you pull into your space....
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-01-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Unclepaul
As a little trick, I found the flat area between...

As a little trick, I found the flat area between the two cup holders on the dash can be used to hold a bubble level. Simply place the level there any you can watch it s you pull into your space....
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-29-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,397
Posted By Unclepaul
Seems to be 3 solutions to questions like these. ...

Seems to be 3 solutions to questions like these.

Get a small B-B+ motorhome. Easy to drive with no toad needed. Easier to unhook one of these at a campsite than unhooking a toad. Downside seems to...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-29-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Unclepaul
I put airbags on the rear of my 24' Thor Class C....

I put airbags on the rear of my 24' Thor Class C.

It raises up the rear a few inches to allow me to get into my driveway without scraping. I also use it to level the coach when necessary.

Bonus...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-29-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By Unclepaul
Imagine that most large trucks will have some...

Imagine that most large trucks will have some wind noise at +90 mph effective winds.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-25-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,633
Posted By Unclepaul
To me the trend is simply more. More class B and...

To me the trend is simply more. More class B and B+, more class cís, more diesel and class aís. More toy haulers, more big and small trailers. Everything seems to be selling fast.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-24-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By Unclepaul
I found a level location on my dash console....

I found a level location on my dash console. Makes it so much easier to level the coach when I am pulling into a site. Use a smart phone bubble level and no longer need to run all round the coach to...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-24-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,552
Posted By Unclepaul
Much of the delay in RV service is workshops...

Much of the delay in RV service is workshops waiting for parts. Lots of RV parts come from Asia, and they are having tremendous logistical problems getting their parts into the US. Covid had shut...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-24-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,462
Posted By Unclepaul
Never OK to let your waste drain out on the...

Never OK to let your waste drain out on the highway. Police will write you a huge ticket if they see it...and they watch for it.

If it is not all that much, you can just drain it on your own...
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