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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum Yesterday, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By TonyMac
How do you do this? I use the freezer/fridge...

How do you do this? I use the freezer/fridge technique. The fridge should be 40*f or below, the freezer should be 0*f. The fridge is likely not cold enough to trip the close disc, my disc closes...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-14-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 20,878
Posted By TonyMac
If it's stupid, but it works, it ain't stupid.

If it's stupid, but it works, it ain't stupid.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-12-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By TonyMac
Hope this helps...

Hope this helps...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-12-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By TonyMac
If you built your home in a constant earthquake...

If you built your home in a constant earthquake zone out of light weight materials because, for some reason, you were concerned about the mpg of your house, you could compare home and rv...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-12-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By TonyMac
Nice simple setup. What kind of temperature...

Nice simple setup. What kind of temperature differentials do you get on your temperature sensor with your setup? Obviously, you use an incandescent bulb as florescent and led bulbs generate very...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-11-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By TonyMac
ZACLY what I want to do. Fits IN the modified...

ZACLY what I want to do. Fits IN the modified original cabinet. Nice!
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-11-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By TonyMac
Sounds like you have no 12vdc to the switch, and...

Sounds like you have no 12vdc to the switch, and therefore no power to the snap disk; jumping it will tell, but I bet it won't come on. Set your volt meter to 12vdc ans see if you have power to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-11-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By TonyMac
To test the snap disk, remove it with a hand...

To test the snap disk, remove it with a hand tool. Put it in the freezer. With your ohm meter, it should show open until it gets pretty cold. Once it shows closed, put it straight in the fridge....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-11-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By TonyMac
This little heater works off a snap disk like...

This little heater works off a snap disk like this, with one wire coming in from power, and another going to the heater. This snap disk is located in the wet bay; it is a thermostat of sorts,...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-10-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By TonyMac
What you have is a low pressure area behind your...

What you have is a low pressure area behind your rig, caused by the big box going down the freeway at 60-70 mph. For a rear radiator rig, this helps suck air thru the rear rad. The full width mud...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-08-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By TonyMac
My limit is 10 years, I'd dump them. I hear...

My limit is 10 years, I'd dump them. I hear American tires blowing up all the time, Chinese has nothing to do with it by my research. Way more important is how old and how you care for them. I use...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-08-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By TonyMac
I use my black tank rinser to preload my black...

I use my black tank rinser to preload my black tank. With the rinser on, I close the dump valve and count to 30. How much water is that? About 5 gallons from my unscientific tests. More water is...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-08-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By TonyMac
"... I can imagine the brake system is actuated...

"... I can imagine the brake system is actuated by a hot wire to the tail light so this SHOULD IMO only actuate the system ONLY when the Towing vehicle presses the brake pedal or hits the auxiliary...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-05-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By TonyMac
If you wire the 12v batteries positive to...

If you wire the 12v batteries positive to negative, referred to as in series, you will have 24 volts from the open positive to the open negative. I doubt you want/need/can survive that. Likely, you...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 01-05-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By TonyMac
Tornado intake device designed to swirl the...

Tornado intake device designed to swirl the intake air. It actually caused a decrease in mpg on my 95 Chev Suburban 454, which I didn't think was possible.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-05-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By TonyMac
I've heard of oilers for turbos that provide oil...

I've heard of oilers for turbos that provide oil while the turbo is spinning down after engine shutdown, but have never seen one in use.
Forum: New Member Check-In 01-05-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By TonyMac
Welcome. If we don't know the answer, we'll make...

Welcome. If we don't know the answer, we'll make something up that sounds good.

NO WE WON'T. There are so many on this site that, regardless of what you need help with, have done it before. ...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-05-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By TonyMac
I have an Even Brake -- love it. However, it...

I have an Even Brake -- love it. However, it gobbles towed vehicle battery power to run its compressor. You really need a towed vehicle battery charging circuit.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-05-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By TonyMac
Yes, it should be hooked to your towed vehicle...

Yes, it should be hooked to your towed vehicle brake light. The purpose of this wire is to tell the braking unit, and your monitor in the cab, that the towed vehicle's brake pedal is being pushed. ...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-05-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,374
Posted By TonyMac
I don't need seatbelts, motorcycle helmets, or...

I don't need seatbelts, motorcycle helmets, or the stupid ejection seat I flew with either, using that logic. However,...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-04-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,374
Posted By TonyMac
Me too. I'd sooner travel without fuel.

Me too. I'd sooner travel without fuel.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-04-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By TonyMac
First, figure what type of oil your rig needs. ...

First, figure what type of oil your rig needs. Then, pry off the rubber cap, squirt the oil in, and replace the cap. Finally, figure out where the old oil went.

However, they both look to be...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-30-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By TonyMac
Will temperatures approach freezing?

Will temperatures approach freezing?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-30-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By TonyMac
I thought pool noodles were cheap. Find...

I thought pool noodles were cheap. Find something cheap? Like what?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-30-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By TonyMac
Ahhh, I see, pool noodles for the wipers. My...

Ahhh, I see, pool noodles for the wipers. My wiper blades are horizontal at park. Here in snow country, one can get a pile of snow on horizontal wiper blades, so I remove them. A small piece of...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 12-29-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,014
Posted By TonyMac
I've done it twice and regretted it both times.

I've done it twice and regretted it both times.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-29-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,068
Posted By TonyMac
I'd not use poison. If you poison the mice, they...

I'd not use poison. If you poison the mice, they will die. Where they will die is out of your control unless you use one of those devices where they get in, but cannot get out. If they can eat the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-29-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By TonyMac
I'm in Utah, where freezing is a real...

I'm in Utah, where freezing is a real possibility. Even a short drop into the upper 20's won't freeze anything solid, so antifreeze is not necessary if you haven't seen the mid 30's in a decade.
...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-28-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,324
Posted By TonyMac
Darwin can fix stupid, once and for all. Darwin...

Darwin can fix stupid, once and for all. Darwin is the natural answer to stupid. But we are a stupid society. We put tags on toasters warning new users not to make toast in the shower. We need to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-23-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By TonyMac
I filled the hollow cavity with rtv to hold the...

I filled the hollow cavity with rtv to hold the parts together and to protect from moisture intrusion. It also makes the plug feel like a solid piece of rubber instead of the hollow piece of plastic...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-23-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,340
Posted By TonyMac
How I Cleaned My Black Tank When I bought...

How I Cleaned My Black Tank

When I bought this repo in Sep of 14, the black tank had been full for over a year. The clowns who consigned this rig were an inbred sight to behold. The sensors were...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 12-22-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By TonyMac
I know, a fork is as dumb as chopstix.

I know, a fork is as dumb as chopstix.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-22-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,362
Posted By TonyMac
I bet that is how it works in some vehicles. ...

I bet that is how it works in some vehicles. Bottom line is know how it works in YOUR vehicle. All are evidently not the same.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-21-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By TonyMac
$280/mo for 40' without power. My 40'DP is...

$280/mo for 40' without power. My 40'DP is actually over 42' so it won't fit.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,486
Posted By TonyMac
Don't forget to measure the mirrors, as well as...

Don't forget to measure the mirrors, as well as the ladder. I can't fit my 40PMT is a 40' garage because I measure over 42'. I refuse to fold my mirrors.
Forum: Jayco Owner's Forum 12-21-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By TonyMac
The bypass should be on the backside of the water...

The bypass should be on the backside of the water heater, if your unit has one. After you bypass it, presumably to blow out and/or put antifreeze in the system, be sure to drain the water heater. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-17-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,776
Posted By TonyMac
I can't fly my Hercules like I flew my Phantom,...

I can't fly my Hercules like I flew my Phantom, and I can't ask my 40' DP to do what my Corvette does easily. "Way underpowered" is a way big exaggeration. I live in Utah and we are surrounded by...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-17-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,979
Posted By TonyMac
Your engine is carbureted. Does it have an air...

Your engine is carbureted. Does it have an air pump on the engine? If so, can you disconnect it?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-17-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,979
Posted By TonyMac
I can assure all that my 1974 Corvette has...

I can assure all that my 1974 Corvette has electronic ignition original from the factory. I'm certain about every other GM vehicle had it shortly thereafter.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-17-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By TonyMac
On mine, it is. Your -- I dunno. On my rig, the...

On mine, it is. Your -- I dunno. On my rig, the water to the icemaker/water solenoids has a shutoff under the fridge, coincidently in the same area as the aft furnace. I can disconnect the line...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-17-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By TonyMac
I got it from my body shop. Somebody ripped off...

I got it from my body shop. Somebody ripped off my starboard fuel door, the new one came in unpainted. I took off my portside fuel door. My body shop guy sent it to his paint guy. The paint guy...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-17-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,008
Posted By TonyMac
"warranties are a real racket, and you fell for...

"warranties are a real racket, and you fell for it. Sorry... somebodies pockets got well lined."

I dunno. I payed $5400 for my 5-year bumper to bumper warranty and two months later they replaced...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-17-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By TonyMac
I have found, and my tire guy will testify, that...

I have found, and my tire guy will testify, that these tire valve extensions are the primary source of leaks. I can fit my hand between the tires to remove the inner valve cap. If you can do so,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-17-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By TonyMac
Might I ask why you go there? I have a mobile RV...

Might I ask why you go there? I have a mobile RV guy, actually two of them, C.Co and RV Doctor. These dudes come to my house and fix what I ask and suggest other things and leave a bill on the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-17-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,362
Posted By TonyMac
Not quite. Do not allow the trailer to...

Not quite.

Do not allow the trailer to push the tv. Speeding up will pull the trailer in behind you and lessen the amplitude of the sway. Follow immediately by rapid and firm application of...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 12-17-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By TonyMac
Yeah, well I prefer my J79. Reliable, powerful,...

Yeah, well I prefer my J79. Reliable, powerful, loud, crappy on fuel and the guys you pass will get their windshield scorched.

The OP asked if a C7 will do a good job. The answer is an...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 12-16-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By TonyMac
name that movie

name that movie
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 12-16-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By TonyMac
Tell that to Bezos. Freakishly and...

Tell that to Bezos. Freakishly and unapologetically goofy looking, imho How about Dennis Rodman -- wasn't he dating Carmen Electra? Filthy rich can make a guy pretty good looking, at least that's...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-16-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By TonyMac
Nothing is free. Onboard garage = no storage and...

Nothing is free. Onboard garage = no storage and a little road car. And it's a motorhome, not a mobile home.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-16-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By TonyMac
Brian, I have a different rig with the same...

Brian, I have a different rig with the same problem. I never looked anywhere but my fuse panel in my left forward bay. Maybe you solved my problem...thanks.
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