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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-25-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,615
Posted By CJ7ole
Pulling out through a (less than) 10' gate by...

Pulling out through a (less than) 10' gate by myself, I misjudged and got a nasty 12" long dent/scrape just above my first compartment door on the passenger side. No easy fix so it remains as a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-25-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,792
Posted By CJ7ole
I put Koni FSD's on probably 8 years ago. I had...

I put Koni FSD's on probably 8 years ago. I had one go bad (leaked). Didn't save the receipt or it would have been covered under warranty.

Shocks will react in two ways, they dampen big...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-03-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,376
Posted By CJ7ole
Took a D6 to pull him out, yikes. Matt's Off Off...

Took a D6 to pull him out, yikes. Matt's Off Off Road Recovery works the same area, sometimes with Casey. Sponsored by Yankum recovery ropes. Has a whole trunk of different ropes. Amazing what he...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-03-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,454
Posted By CJ7ole
Just changed my oil last week, noticed just in...

Just changed my oil last week, noticed just in time the old seal was stuck and didn't come off with the filter. Best deal I have been seeing is at O'Reilley's, Pennzoil full syn and a Wix filter,...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-17-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By CJ7ole
Yes and here is my rather long thread:...

Yes and here is my rather long thread: https://www.winnieowners.com/forums/f259/another-leaky-windshield-and-the-diy-fix-270274.html
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-01-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By CJ7ole
Got a new one ordered from HD. Sharp Model #...

Got a new one ordered from HD. Sharp Model # R1881LSY. Somehow when looking for the attachment screws, we missed the 12" long ones at an angle that come up from the bottom. Saw them on the video....
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-01-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By CJ7ole
Thanks Ray, as much as I watch YouTube videos, I...

Thanks Ray, as much as I watch YouTube videos, I should have done a search there. Also would have helped if I had got the manufacturer correct, it is a Sharp oven. I found this video which should...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-30-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By CJ7ole
Microwave removal 2002 Adventurer 32V

The convection baking feature on our microwave quit working. No gas oven so we really need it. 2002 Adventurer 32V. Panasonic still makes the same, but upgraded, model so I was planning on...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-16-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,537
Posted By CJ7ole
I use (Ford) Motorcraft 5W-20 Synthetic Blend...

I use (Ford) Motorcraft 5W-20 Synthetic Blend oil. As close to the recommended oil as you will find. Available at most parts stores. You guys are making it too difficult. Not rocket science.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-07-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By CJ7ole
Musty Smell

In FL just into our second month here. Been running the a/c off and on. All of a sudden I am getting a musty smell from the air vents when I first turn it on. Basement air system. Vents in...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-06-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,408
Posted By CJ7ole
And while you have the sway bar loose, remove the...

And while you have the sway bar loose, remove the bracket holding the bushings and (if they are still good) grease them with poly grease. You will be surprised how much better the sway bar will...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-06-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By CJ7ole
I replaced mine with the SeeLevel sensor system...

I replaced mine with the SeeLevel sensor system with a % digital readout for black, grey, water and LP. Works great. Been 11 years. Somewhat involved DIY project.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-06-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,324
Posted By CJ7ole
I removed my asphalt drive and poured a new...

I removed my asphalt drive and poured a new concrete drive 12 years ago just before I bought my 21,000 pound rig. I added a slab next to the garage for short term storage, the HOA does not allow...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-28-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By CJ7ole
Check out my thread on sealing the edges of a...

Check out my thread on sealing the edges of a fiberglass roof: https://www.irv2.com/forums/f101/resealing-my-roof-edges-345036.html#post3652334

Lots of input from others that have done it also.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-25-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 17,358
Posted By CJ7ole
Herd mentality. They see others doing it so they...

Herd mentality. They see others doing it so they have to.

BTW N95 masks are good to stop viruses and bacteria, see previous link to CDC. But to protect those around you, they cannot have an...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-24-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By CJ7ole
I did that for a rear HWH hose. NAPA charged me...

I did that for a rear HWH hose. NAPA charged me about $200 for a 32' hose that I needed soon because HWH won't even respond promptly to a parts call. When they finally got back to me, they had them...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-24-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,860
Posted By CJ7ole
And closing state campgrounds.

And closing state campgrounds.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-24-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By CJ7ole
We are in FL for two months. We had a...

We are in FL for two months. We had a thermometer but even with a new battery, no workee. Over the course of a week, I had hit at least six stores no luck. Last stop was a CVS, they has an empty...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-23-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By CJ7ole
A connected scan Gauge will give you the...

A connected scan Gauge will give you the opportunity to measure, in real time, engine parameters not otherwise available. I have mine set for calibrated speed, coolant temperature, average MPG and...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-20-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 17,358
Posted By CJ7ole
Do you have any idea how long 36 rolls of TP will...

Do you have any idea how long 36 rolls of TP will last? Do the math. No wonder the rest of us can't find any pal.

We are sitting in our RV in FL, going to be here another six weeks. Been looking...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-20-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 17,358
Posted By CJ7ole
We are sitting in our RV in FL, going to be here...

We are sitting in our RV in FL, going to be here another six weeks. Been looking for TP for the last ten days. None. We have two rolls left. It is gone within an hour of delivery. Food is no...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-20-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,009
Posted By CJ7ole
You avoid the paper/poo pile at the bend under...

You avoid the paper/poo pile at the bend under the toilet by using lots of water as many have said. While you are sitting there, pull up on the flush pedal to add plenty of water to the bowl, then...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-20-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By CJ7ole
We saw one last year from Cocoa beach, still a...

We saw one last year from Cocoa beach, still a long ways off. I don't remember a big plume of smoke, mostly just a very large blowtorch. Best part was the twin boosters settling back down on the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-05-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By CJ7ole
In an ideal world, you would limit continuous...

In an ideal world, you would limit continuous draw on a 30 amp circuit to 24 amps, 80% of the circuit capacity. Code issue. Usually your energy management system will do that for you.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 02-06-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,055
Posted By CJ7ole
Biggest difference I noted with the Koni Shocks...

Biggest difference I noted with the Koni Shocks was the ride quality with bad concrete expansion joints. Stock shocks allowed each bump to telegraph right up into the coach. The Konis have a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-08-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,374
Posted By CJ7ole
Now that looks like a good solution for those of...

Now that looks like a good solution for those of us that store the rig offsite for long periods of time and don't want critters to die inside.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-07-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,745
Posted By CJ7ole
The squeegee and scrubber on a pole is the...

The squeegee and scrubber on a pole is the easiest and the truck stop long poles are good, but if you want it really clean after the love bugs, or pretty much any long trip you really need to get up...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-05-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,374
Posted By CJ7ole
You keep saying it is simple, then you keep...

You keep saying it is simple, then you keep saying it is a lot of work. Sure if you have a TT it might be as simple as you say, but if you have a MH with slides and all sorts of complicating factors...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-29-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,858
Posted By CJ7ole
Uh... a broom and a DustBuster... no carpet left...

Uh... a broom and a DustBuster... no carpet left in our rig.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-29-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,745
Posted By CJ7ole
Only time I do a through cleaning is when I get...

Only time I do a through cleaning is when I get to my long term campsite or I get home. Then I get out my bucket and long handled car wash brush along with an aluminum looking mylar scrubbing pad...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-28-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,964
Posted By CJ7ole
The problem is that the users will devour...

The problem is that the users will devour bandwidth faster than you can provide it. I am sitting right now in a high end RV resort that has been constantly upgrading their wifi system. It still...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-28-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By CJ7ole
I understand what you are saying Tom. But for us...

I understand what you are saying Tom. But for us RV'ers, our normal source of information is this and other similar RV forums. Many posts, even in current threads, post conflicting information,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-28-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,618
Posted By CJ7ole
Years ago I added a 110 volt 20 amp plug next to...

Years ago I added a 110 volt 20 amp plug next to our garage where I used to park trailers, and now the MH for short periods of time (HOA restrictions). I have a 30' 12 ga extension cord I use along...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-28-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,885
Posted By CJ7ole
Driving at night, a semi would pass then leave...

Driving at night, a semi would pass then leave his four ways on for a mile or so. Checked everything I could while still driving, including my toad in the rear view camera. Pulled over at the next...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-26-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
Posted By CJ7ole
Good to know, maybe I will try them next spring...

Good to know, maybe I will try them next spring when I return from FL.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
Posted By CJ7ole
No question when on high beams, good to hear, but...

No question when on high beams, good to hear, but how are the low beams compared to stock? That is where my lights are 90% of the time.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-22-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,986
Posted By CJ7ole
Here is my experience with vinyl plank flooring:...

Here is my experience with vinyl plank flooring: https://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/allure-ultra-vinyl-flooring-fix-or-start-over-338750.html
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-22-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,225
Posted By CJ7ole
A topper didn't work for the OP, but it sure did...

A topper didn't work for the OP, but it sure did for us. I had my doubts, but buying another mattress not knowing if it would solve the problem was something I was not willing to do. So we just got...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-19-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
Posted By CJ7ole
My concern with these particular headlights is...

My concern with these particular headlights is that the low beam reviews was less than stellar. It is the low beams that get used 90% of the time. On the freeway in medium traffic at night,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-18-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,696
Posted By CJ7ole
Just posted this, same subject, LED headlights:...

Just posted this, same subject, LED headlights: https://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/osram-4x6-led-headlights-469483.html
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-18-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
Posted By CJ7ole
Osram 4x6 LED headlights

Even with the higher output Sylvania halogen headlights, it still sucks to drive at night. I have the four rectangular headlights, two each of the 1A1 type and 2A1 type. I believe one is high-only...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-12-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By CJ7ole
Ended up going with the RV Cams Color Backup...

Ended up going with the RV Cams Color Backup Camera..... Includes 65' cable and RCA Breakout Adapter (https://www.rvcams.com/p/90/CH-Kit.html) . Plugged into my Garmin RV760. Works very well with a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-12-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,374
Posted By CJ7ole
Our problem is that the rig goes into storage for...

Our problem is that the rig goes into storage for 3 months at a time in FL while we are back In MI. No traps or sticky pads to trap a dead mouse in the rig while it slowly rots, thank you. So we...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-12-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,336
Posted By CJ7ole
Only had to unhook the toad once, I thought the...

Only had to unhook the toad once, I thought the gravel road tied into the highway, but it ended in a small dirt cul-de-sac.

Most pucker? In St. Pete FL to meet someone to drop off some...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-03-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,354
Posted By CJ7ole
In 2013 we did a big loop from MI to WA to CA to...

In 2013 we did a big loop from MI to WA to CA to MO and home, 7500 miles towing our CJ-7 (3600 pounds). We averaged 6.44 mpg. I am a bit of a risk taker so I never took on less than 40 gallons of...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-19-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 402,065
Posted By CJ7ole
I would be of the opinion that lubing the...

I would be of the opinion that lubing the bushings now allow the SB to react evenly to any weight added to the coach, stepping up into it and moving around. Frozen bushings will act as a support to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-11-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,563
Posted By CJ7ole
My DIL had a semi truck tire hit her square in...

My DIL had a semi truck tire hit her square in the grill of her Explorer three years ago at freeway speeds. It bounced over the top and didn't hit the windshield. Sure set off the airbags though. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-11-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,611
Posted By CJ7ole
Ladder hooks bolted through the RV ladder covered...

Ladder hooks bolted through the RV ladder covered in pipe insulation wrapped in electrical tape held with one black rubber bungee strap on the bottom step to keep it from rattling and a bicycle lock...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-11-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,111
Posted By CJ7ole
I will give you props for trying to press it out...

I will give you props for trying to press it out with two hydraulic jacks, then using a Sawzall like you stole it.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-11-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,066
Posted By CJ7ole
I always have a toad behind me, so I average 13...

I always have a toad behind me, so I average 13 mpg between them. Works for me.
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