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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-08-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By TBorstad
Bicycle Cover on Back of Toad

We purchased a Trek E bike for my wife, so we'll want to use the bicycle rack on the back of our Honda CRV to haul it. We want to cover the bike to keep it clean and dry during travel. The full...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-12-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By TBorstad
I wasn't able to find a replacement handle. It's...

I wasn't able to find a replacement handle. It's a square handle with indents at the corners. I tried several hardware stores, three RV supply stores, and the big Box stores.
Must have been...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-12-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By TBorstad
Fresh Water Drain Valve

The fresh water drain valve handle broke on my 2004 Fleetwood Flair. I checked several RV stores and hardware stores but wasn't able to find a replacement. It appears that the valve may be glued...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-27-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By TBorstad
Where would I find the wires that go to the slide...

Where would I find the wires that go to the slide out? I may be in over my head.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-24-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By TBorstad
Lights in Slideout are dim or won't turn on at all

We have a 2004 Fleetwood Flair, 34' with 3 slides. We changed the lights to LED when we bought it 4 years ago. Lately the lights in the living room slide either won't turn on, or just give off a...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-24-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By TBorstad
Black Hills

We recently stayed at the Palmer Gulch KOA with our granddaughter. It's about 4 miles from Mt Rushmore, has lots of activities and is well run.



In late September we're staying at the Rafter...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-25-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By TBorstad
Plunger Latch separates from Rod

I have one basement door where the rod that hooks to the latch keeps falling out. Then I have to open the adjacent door and push the latch in with my finger while opening the faulty door. Is there...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-24-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,914
Posted By TBorstad
We ended up on I-5 and thought it was better than...

We ended up on I-5 and thought it was better than 99. We took 99 north to Sacramento then took I-5 south. I think I-5 was more relaxing (if that's possible) because there was less urban interaction.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-24-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By TBorstad
Cracks in Plastic Trim

I have a 2004 Fleetwood Flair that I've owned for three years. Some of the plastic trim has small cracks that have likely occurred over the years. What can I use to keep the cracks from growing and...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-18-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,376
Posted By TBorstad
Palmer Gulch KOA is a resort type campground with...

Palmer Gulch KOA is a resort type campground with lots of activities. And itís convenient to Mt Rushmore and Custer. Eat at the Alpine Inn in Hill City if you like a good filet .... because thatís...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-18-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,914
Posted By TBorstad
I-5 or 99 from Sacramento south

Which highway is better for a motorhome towing a car going south from Sacramento? The mileage difference seems to be small to the Bakersfield area where we plan to head towards St George Utah....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-03-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By TBorstad
Thanks for the info. I called the Blue Ox factory...

Thanks for the info. I called the Blue Ox factory and talked to a helpful rep. He said that the CRV is light enough behind our motorhome that brakes are more of a legal requirement. I set the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-03-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By TBorstad
I was able to remove the pump. The parts dealer...

I was able to remove the pump. The parts dealer checked and found that it had a bad pressure switch. So I bought a new one. The footprint was the same but I needed longer screws. Itís now in place...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-01-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By TBorstad
I found the fuse. It looks okay but I replaced it...

I found the fuse. It looks okay but I replaced it and still no water pump. Any ideas?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-01-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By TBorstad
Water pump not working.

The water pump in our 04 Fleetwood Flair stopped working. Can someone help me find the correct fuse box and fuse? And what other things do I need to check? The pump switch lights up but thatís all....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-18-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By TBorstad
CRV Toad Newbie Blue Ox Questions

I just had a 2014 Honda CRV set up for flat towing with the Blue Ox system. I have a few questions that I'm hoping you can help me with.

The Patriot II braking system has a monitor that sits in...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-07-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,219
Posted By TBorstad
I just picked up my recently purchased 2014 CRV...

I just picked up my recently purchased 2014 CRV yesterday from the shop. So far, after one cold morning the rattle is gone. Hopefully, tomorrow will be the same. Fortunately, the extended warranty...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-13-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By TBorstad
Thanks for the feedback. Since wiring/electrical...

Thanks for the feedback. Since wiring/electrical is a bit over my head, I'll just let the RV technicians tell me what I need. I get to pay for the knowledge I don't have.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-12-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By TBorstad
Charge Line from RV for Toad

We are going to start flat towing a Honda CRV with a 2004 Fleetwood Flair. The RV shop where we're having the work done asked if the motorhome has a charge line to the back of the unit for keeping...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-30-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,455
Posted By TBorstad
Where does the dog sleep?

We had a travel trailer without a slide. Guess where the dog lays?

Then we had a MH with one slide, and now a 34' MH with 3 slides. We're able to use all facilities without any slides out, but...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-06-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By TBorstad
Black Tank

Thanks for the responses. The only time I use this particular dump station is before storing my RV. This is an RV friendly gas station with propane, and a free dump so I like that. It's such a...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-02-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By TBorstad
Emptying Holding Tanks On a Hill

I have a 2004 Fleetwood Flair. There is one dump station I use where the front end of the coach is about one foot lower than the rear. It seems that neither the black or gray tanks get completely...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-19-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,415
Posted By TBorstad
Lowes Fire Pit

I bought the fire pit from Lowes. I can't recall the actual brand name. The 19.5" diameter fit in our basement. The 10' hose lets me get the propane tank out of the way. It generates a nice heat...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-21-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,374
Posted By TBorstad
Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like I need some...

Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like I need some electrical experience ..... which I'm really lacking. I don't have any idea how to hardwire any type of device in my MH. I may need to spend the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-19-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,374
Posted By TBorstad
Surge Protector Melted

I have a 30 amp portable surge protector by Surge Guard. At a campground last week the connection to my MH plug got really hot and actually melted some of the rubber where the surge protector plugs...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-01-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,842
Posted By TBorstad
Thanks for the feedback. I'll look into these...

Thanks for the feedback. I'll look into these products.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-28-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,842
Posted By TBorstad
Sun Screen, Yes or No

We are thinking that we should get a sun screen for our motorhome. Because we have a kitchen slide the awning extends very high to stay above it. A few questions about sun screens. Should it hang...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-28-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 51,560
Posted By TBorstad
34' Flair

We started with a 26' travel trailer with no slides, then a 30 Class A with one slide. We now have a 2004 Fleetwood Flair with 3 slides. We feel like that's the sweet spot for us. We look at...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-14-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,014
Posted By TBorstad
I recommend getting fuel before you get low. ...

I recommend getting fuel before you get low. We've bypassed numerous gas stations that didn't have adequate room to pull straight through. I have had a few close calls in that regard, but so far...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-17-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By TBorstad
Fleetwood Flair Purchase Issues?

Hi,

We're in the process of buying a 2004 Fleetwood Flair, 34f with 3 slides. It seems to be in pretty good shape with the Ford V-10 Engine and 20,000 miles. All functions seem to work during...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-30-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 728
Posted By TBorstad
99 Seaview Water Pump Access

I have a leak when my pump runs. It seems to be dripping from behind the access panel in the plumbing compartment. I removed 7 screws to look behind the panel, but couldn't get the panel removed...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-03-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By TBorstad
Here's an update. I did drive slowly about a...

Here's an update. I did drive slowly about a half mile with the slide extended about 12 inches. The dealer said the slide was out of alignment and the gear head was stripped on the motor. They had...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-25-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By TBorstad
Could someone give me advice as to whether I can...

Could someone give me advice as to whether I can drive the MH a mile or so to the dealer with the slide partially out. Will I cause damage?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-25-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By TBorstad
I did try pushing as my wife turned the key. It...

I did try pushing as my wife turned the key. It didn't seem to have any affect.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-24-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By TBorstad
99 Seaview Slide Problem

We have a 1999 31' Seaview. I extended our living room-kitchen slide over the weekend, to exercise it. But now it won't retract. It starts back an inch or so, then the motor starts grinding. It's...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 02-10-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,844
Posted By TBorstad
99 Seaview Radio

We also have a 99 Seaview - owned less than a year. Our radio quits working occasionally, but seems to come back. My guess is that I have a loose connection, but haven't looked or found it yet. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-10-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 20,542
Posted By TBorstad
Bird House

Our granddaughter saw the bird decals on the side of our 1999 National Seaview and called it the Bird House....... so that was it.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-07-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By TBorstad
Thanks for the reminder. I did get the inside...

Thanks for the reminder. I did get the inside and outside shower hoses and the toiler sprayer.

The one question I have left is the line to the water heater. I drained the water heater and...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-01-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By TBorstad
Thanks for the Advice

Thanks for the input. I think I got it winterized. At least pink anti-freeze came out all the faucets. We had to hold the AF container above the suction port since it didn't have much suction...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-26-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By TBorstad
Winterize 99 Seaview, 31'

I will soon be winterizing my 31'-99 Seaview for the first time. I've searched forums but haven't found anything specific to the Seaview. I don't have an air compressor and was hoping to winterize...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-20-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,480
Posted By TBorstad
The Mt Rushmore KOA is very nice. We've stayed...

The Mt Rushmore KOA is very nice. We've stayed there a few times. In Hill City plan to eat at the Alpine Inn --- assuming you eat meat. There are only two items on the menu, 6 oz. or 8 oz. Filet...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-18-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,057
Posted By TBorstad
Seaview vs Seabreeze, Dolphin, etc.

We purchased a 1999 Seaview, 31' last spring. As I read about other National Models such as Tropical, Dolphin, Seabreeze, I got to thinking where is my Seaview in the hierarchy of models. Do I have...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-03-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,068
Posted By TBorstad
We just got into National RV ownership and would...

We just got into National RV ownership and would love to meet other National Owners. Any info on rally's would be appreciated.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-22-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By TBorstad
We like the Mt Rushmore KOA which is between Mt...

We like the Mt Rushmore KOA which is between Mt Rushmore and Hill City. We've stayed there a couple times and have had good experiences. It's a good location to the Black Hills attractions.
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