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Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 08-30-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By rjxj
You might be opening up a whole can of worms. The...

You might be opening up a whole can of worms. The price to dump it may hurt but someone will buy it.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-24-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,171
Posted By rjxj
Correct, you could alter the acid. If it's a...

Correct, you could alter the acid. If it's a little high in the vent tube just watch to see if the tops of the batteries get wet. If the batteries are located where you can rinse them off do so, if...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-24-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,171
Posted By rjxj
Add water slowly with a dixie cup or as mentioned...

Add water slowly with a dixie cup or as mentioned a turkey baster etc. Mine are in a tight area so i use a flashlight and a mirror and do it in the evening or when the sun isn't bright. You do want...
Forum: Full-Timers 08-24-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By rjxj
Pay attention to the Colorado laws too. I dont...

Pay attention to the Colorado laws too. I dont know about all the different counties but have noticed areas where they were now enforcing limited time frames for using an RV on a persons property....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-24-2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,061
Posted By rjxj
If I was set on using them I would consider...

If I was set on using them I would consider getting a long allen bolt that could go through the spacer and the spring and hold them together. The round head of the allen bolt would then be keyed into...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-22-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,303
Posted By rjxj
I've had good luck with the ezflex for 3 years....

I've had good luck with the ezflex for 3 years. Wet bolts kits are excellent and the side plates are probably twice as thick as oem. It makes it much more rigid and tough.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-22-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,061
Posted By rjxj
As mentioned above about the locator pin. The...

As mentioned above about the locator pin. The spring usually has an allen bolt going through it and the round bolt head sits in the hole in the perch. Either there is no centering pin for the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-22-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,789
Posted By rjxj
Heck you had me puckering up just sitting here....

Heck you had me puckering up just sitting here. You tell a good story. :)
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-22-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,814
Posted By rjxj
2014 CC SRW sb srw 1 ton 3:42 Pulling 12,500 FW...

2014 CC SRW sb srw 1 ton 3:42 Pulling 12,500 FW plus 2800 pound utility trailer. I usually run in 5th gear. Even when empty around home I often run in 5th so it's not kicking down from 6th a lot. I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-22-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By rjxj
It could be a low voltage code. When this is...

It could be a low voltage code. When this is happening is the rig on shore power or just battery power?
If it is on battery power what is the battery voltage?
Are you using the idiot lights on the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-22-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,306
Posted By rjxj
I dont know what caused your problem but they do...

I dont know what caused your problem but they do or did have an issues with the automatic trans. They used an old school manual clutch set up which is computer controlled to drive the automatic...
Forum: Boondocking 08-22-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,541
Posted By rjxj
Throw the wfco in the lake and put the shoemaker...

Throw the wfco in the lake and put the shoemaker in the garage for the lawn tractor. Buy something like a Progressive Dynamics converter. As others have said, the Trimetric is a great choice if you...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-22-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,409
Posted By rjxj
CW is over priced and little selection. We bought...

CW is over priced and little selection. We bought smaller profile Lazy Boy recliners.
Forum: Boondocking 01-16-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,514
Posted By rjxj
I have looked at the boondockers welcome type...

I have looked at the boondockers welcome type sites yet thought of it more as you describe. My big concern is liability and lawsuits. I have used sites like craigslist for people to do carpeting...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-16-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By rjxj
Sounds about right. New batteries will take...

Sounds about right. New batteries will take several cycles before they perform well. check each string with your main cables off and be sure that they are all reading 12 volts. You need a means of...
Forum: Boondocking 01-16-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,499
Posted By rjxj
Maybe the pass you are looking for is the LPU. It...

Maybe the pass you are looking for is the LPU. It allows you to use various recreation areas such as hunting areas at a reduced cost when it's not hunting season.

Read the part about LPU. I...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 10-24-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,165
Posted By rjxj
Four 130 watt panels and 6 gc2 batteries. I may...

Four 130 watt panels and 6 gc2 batteries. I may be adding another 480 watts to round it off at 1000 watts. More is better.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-20-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By rjxj
Nice job, it's sort of early in the morning but...

Nice job, it's sort of early in the morning but did I just see a pig? I also see a dog bowl that looks large for that small dog? :)
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-20-2016, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By rjxj
I had the same truck with the same load. 1997...

I had the same truck with the same load. 1997 Jayco Hawk. I agree, 6000 would be about my max. It was easy to drive, accelerated good and didn't wear me out.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-09-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 18,398
Posted By rjxj
At that age your radiator could have a core fin...

At that age your radiator could have a core fin separation problem. The fins will start to deteriorate and lose their bond to the coolant tube and not transfer heat.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-11-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By rjxj
The pin weight may not do much for the bed rail...

The pin weight may not do much for the bed rail clearance but you may be able to drop the pin box hole adjustment. As you drop the pin box you will increase the bed rail clearance but it may also...
Forum: Boondocking 04-11-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,267
Posted By rjxj
Good for you. Yes, the phones lose their signal...

Good for you. Yes, the phones lose their signal and the GPS can trick you while out in the sticks or even in the city. It is a panic moment when you realize you have no idea of whats up ahead. When I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-11-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By rjxj
If you are running Trojans or may want trojans in...

If you are running Trojans or may want trojans in the future go with a controller that has adjustable voltage that goes to 14.8 volts. I would also go with temp compensation. I'm not running trojans...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-20-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,005
Posted By rjxj
That's probably better than the bottles of urine...

That's probably better than the bottles of urine they leave all over.
Forum: Boondocking 01-31-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,724
Posted By rjxj
I only use a generator but also have a real...

I only use a generator but also have a real battery charger and have updated the converter to a PD4655. Using a large generator with an inefficient converter will not be practical. If I had to throw...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-29-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,680
Posted By rjxj
As Ray,in posted the 12 volt pic. Do it that way....

As Ray,in posted the 12 volt pic. Do it that way.

You may even want to buy one of these, 16 Ton 11 Dies Hydraulic Wire Crimper Crimping Tool Battery Cable Lug Terminal | eBay...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-28-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,829
Posted By rjxj
It's not about Craigslist. It's about people who...

It's not about Craigslist. It's about people who dont use common sense. With out knowing every detail I will put my money on them saying they were going to be there to buy the car if they like it. So...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-23-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,668
Posted By rjxj
Two 6 volts will be a good up grade. Also check...

Two 6 volts will be a good up grade. Also check your charging voltage and type of converter. If you run a generator and want shorter run times you will need more than the 13.6 that some converters...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-20-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,402
Posted By rjxj
Even though it's self bleeding, it may help yo...

Even though it's self bleeding, it may help yo crack the line out at the cylinder to help get the air out.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-20-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,275
Posted By rjxj
Nice. I sent someone a link the other day for...

Nice. I sent someone a link the other day for Livinlite when they were trying to keep the weight down. Good amount of room and larger suv or small truck tow able. I'd buy one.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-19-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,588
Posted By rjxj
Well....we could probably talk all night about...

Well....we could probably talk all night about your options. With not knowing all the details I have to assume that you are both on SS so you do have income. I wouldn't look at the RV issue first, I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-19-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,034
Posted By rjxj
Turn on all the stove burners to be sure the...

Turn on all the stove burners to be sure the system is purged and try again.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-19-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,402
Posted By rjxj
Depending on overall condition you can have them...

Depending on overall condition you can have them splice/crimp a connector in. If you have the available length to remove the bad piece
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-19-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,792
Posted By rjxj
As Jauguston said. The wire from your converter...

As Jauguston said. The wire from your converter to the battery will be the limiting factor. I went from a 45 amp to a PD 4655 and it worked ok but to get as many amps into the battery as quickly as...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-13-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,011
Posted By rjxj
Wouldn't they let you drive it or look at the...

Wouldn't they let you drive it or look at the amount of storage before you bought it? Seems strange of them.
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 01-08-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,911
Posted By rjxj
Obviously drunk driving is very bad and extremely...

Obviously drunk driving is very bad and extremely had on the budget. I have emphasized this to my kids as it's an education killer for young people trying to work min wage jobs and go to school. They...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-08-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,820
Posted By rjxj
Electric heaters are obviously a great way to...

Electric heaters are obviously a great way to heat when we are plugged in. The only bad thing is after having one start to turn into a glob of molten plastic and another new one that would kick one...
Forum: Excel Owner's Forum 09-28-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,986
Posted By rjxj
They look like circuit breakers. The only problem...

They look like circuit breakers. The only problem is that they are the cheap clicker type. When a short happens the bimetal tab inside heats up and opens the contact tips. When it cools they close...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-28-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,253
Posted By rjxj
Run as fast as you can. Set your starting point...

Run as fast as you can. Set your starting point as NO water issues. There are rigs for sale out there without water leaks.
Forum: Just Conversation 08-03-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,862
Posted By rjxj
A quick check on the regular fuse is to touch...

A quick check on the regular fuse is to touch your test light or meter probe on the little indent on the face of the fuse. Lets you know if the circuit has power or if the fuse is blown without...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-29-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,549
Posted By rjxj
The Honda eu3000i can also be ordered with remote...

The Honda eu3000i can also be ordered with remote start. $2,300. I think I would prefer getting gasoline on me or in the truck bed over diesel fuel.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-12-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By rjxj
After looking at stuff with the ceilings and...

After looking at stuff with the ceilings and roofs rotted to stuff that sat in a pole barn for 16 years and looked like new, nada never seemed to help much.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-12-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 1,644,717
Posted By rjxj
Lmao

Lmao
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-10-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 1,644,717
Posted By rjxj
NO!! Don't kill it yet. I just ran into this and...

NO!! Don't kill it yet. I just ran into this and have wondered the same thing about myself and other forums. I do not have much experience on this forum but it seems that on some other forums if you...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-16-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,964
Posted By rjxj
Champion 3500/4000 68 db. Comes with the rv plug...

Champion 3500/4000 68 db. Comes with the rv plug on it. Just plug it in. Great value for the money. I removed mine from its frame and mounted and enclosed it on my reinforced bumper. Converted to...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-11-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By rjxj
Thank you very much. I will now also probably...

Thank you very much. I will now also probably replace mine on my 1997 Jayco after learning that. Thanks again.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-11-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By rjxj
2008 Rockwood air conditioner seal leak

My son has a 2008 Rockwood 2603 ultralite and the roof plywood is soft and popping up around the ac unit. Its never had any leaks inside and never dripped from the ac unit. The dicor has been kept...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-16-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By rjxj
Thanks, Yes I did replace the tires. lol

Thanks, Yes I did replace the tires. lol
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-16-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By rjxj
New to trailering

Hello and thanks for all the good posts and sharing your knowledge. After years of reading these travel forums we are finally able to travel this winter. One of the first things I always hear you...
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