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Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-19-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Rockwood27
I live in NH and have a roof mounted dish on my...

I live in NH and have a roof mounted dish on my house. I don't have an RV mounted dish nor one of the portable, self aligning dishes.

I bring along a second dish, which is mounted on a tripod. New...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-19-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Rockwood27
Go online and learn how to find and read the DOT...

Go online and learn how to find and read the DOT tire date codes if you don't already know how. Regardless of tread depth, they should be replaced after 7-10 years old. Most RV tires will "age out"...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-18-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 774
Posted By Rockwood27
I used to tow with a Master Tow with surge...

I used to tow with a Master Tow with surge brakes. I replaced the safety chains with axle straps. https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/smartstraps-axle-strap-31-in-10-000-lb?cm_vc=-10005

I...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-18-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Rockwood27
On the east coast, about half way between West...

On the east coast, about half way between West Palm Beach and Ft Pierce is Jonathan Dickinson SP. It's in Hobe Sound. They have full hookups. There are lots of biking trails and at the river you can...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-14-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,176
Posted By Rockwood27
Unless you're a native Southerner, you may find...

Unless you're a native Southerner, you may find Florida to be weather oppressive in the the "summer" (May to November). It will be hot, humid and rainy every day. You will need to travel along the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-14-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,151
Posted By Rockwood27
This is why I fill up before getting to PA and...

This is why I fill up before getting to PA and after leaving on my snowbird travels from NH to FL.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-29-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,096
Posted By Rockwood27
This is what I did on my Itasca gasser. Bike rack...

This is what I did on my Itasca gasser. Bike rack in the top receiver and tow bar in the bottom one.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-28-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Rockwood27
ReadyBrake ReadyStop issue

I had an interesting issue with the ReadyStop cable today. Normally, the cable has extra length where it is attached to the brake pedal. The extra length gets taped to the brake pedal arm to keep it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-19-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Rockwood27
I found it for you. Scroll to item 10. ...

I found it for you. Scroll to item 10.

https://www.irv2.com/forums/showthread.php?t=310264
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-19-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Rockwood27
I use all the ingredients that you mentioned as a...

I use all the ingredients that you mentioned as a preclean. When you apply the Zep, Use a WHITE cloth to apply the Zep. Only wipe in one direction (up or down). It will take 4 to 5 coats before the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-09-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Rockwood27
I had a similar problem with the spoiler/lip...

I had a similar problem with the spoiler/lip catching the dolly, especially when backing off. Twice, the whole front bumper/facia got ripped off of the car. My solution was to sell the car and dolly...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-07-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Rockwood27
I had no luck in finding a replacement gear. But,...

I had no luck in finding a replacement gear. But, then again, I had to put the system back together in preparation for my 1600 mile, annual snowbird trip south. During the trip, I was still able to...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-02-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Rockwood27
Not a round light, but have you looked at light...

Not a round light, but have you looked at light bars? You can get them at Tractor Supply, Walmart, Ebay, Amazon and almost any auto parts store. Here's a link to Tractor Supply. There are many...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-02-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 829
Posted By Rockwood27
As goodspike stated, the most difficult part of...

As goodspike stated, the most difficult part of this job is replacing the 10 gage cable from the entrance to the circuit breaker box will be the most time consuming. I upgraded my Winnebago Class A...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-16-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By Rockwood27
I have one made by 70mai. They make several...

I have one made by 70mai. They make several different types: some use your phone for aiming, others have a built-in screen. Others have a built-in GPS to record speed and location. Mine is the cheap...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-15-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By Rockwood27
If the Blue Sea switch is marine rated, then you...

If the Blue Sea switch is marine rated, then you should be OK to mounted near the propane tank. Marine battery switches are often mounted in the bilge, gasoline vapors could reside.
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 10-14-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,715
Posted By Rockwood27
Here's the tire load label on the door jamb of my...

Here's the tire load label on the door jamb of my Roadtrek. The label is for a 2012, Sprinter based RS Adventurous. Unfortunately, my Roadtrek is a Chevy Express based 190P with a single rear axle....
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-28-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By Rockwood27
If you decide to take the I84 route through CT,...

If you decide to take the I84 route through CT, there's a great rest area just west of Danbury. It's on the east bound side of I84, so you have to drive past and make a u-turn at the next exit. The...
Forum: Boondocking 09-28-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,502
Posted By Rockwood27
If you haven't already, download the RVParky app....

If you haven't already, download the RVParky app. There are many more options for overnight parking than FJ. I've stayed at FJ's with RV parking in the front, but they're still loud, IMHO.

Right...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-20-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 945
Posted By Rockwood27
This is how I also change my local channels. I...

This is how I also change my local channels. I created a mini word document to cut and paste into the chat. I just update the actual location before uploading. However!, be careful using this method....
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-11-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Rockwood27
The motor/gearbox was manufactured by Product...

The motor/gearbox was manufactured by Product Concepts, Ltd. A Google search came up with little details.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-11-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Rockwood27
Winegard RAYZAR Automatic antenna

The previous owner installed the RAYZAR in place of the batwing on my Roadtrek Class B. The element stopped turning, so I took it apart to see what's up. It turns out the small, plastic gear (1/4"...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-25-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By Rockwood27
Being there didn't help us this spring in...

Being there didn't help us this spring in Florida. Heavy rains, hail and 75 mph wind gusts were too much for the awning's motor to rewind it. The awn ripped off at the top. Four or 5 other awnings...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-24-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Rockwood27
If you have a National Park pass, W. P. Franklin...

If you have a National Park pass, W. P. Franklin Campground (a Core of Engineers park, just east of Ft. Myers) is a great island campground. It has 50A electric and water hookups. It will cost $25-30...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-24-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Rockwood27
JDSP is a great place. We've stayed there many...

JDSP is a great place. We've stayed there many times. Two words of advice: 1. Park so the front of your RV is facing northwest. Use Google maps satellite view to check.. It will cast a cooling shadow...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-21-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,679
Posted By Rockwood27
I've stayed at several Flying J's with designated...

I've stayed at several Flying J's with designated out front RV parking, like Hooligan showed above. I have also stayed at a rest area in CT on I84, just over the NY border. The rest area has...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-21-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 26,493
Posted By Rockwood27
Regardless of which engine is better, the 2020,...

Regardless of which engine is better, the 2020, because it is a year old, would have depreciated 20% on top of the 20% discount off of MSRP, as soon as you drive off of the lot.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-16-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,679
Posted By Rockwood27
There are quite a few Flying Js that have RV...

There are quite a few Flying Js that have RV parking in front of the stations. The trucks (normally) park out back.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-14-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,372
Posted By Rockwood27
Unless you have an inverter (changes 12V battery...

Unless you have an inverter (changes 12V battery power to 120V house power), which I doubt is in a 29' 5th wheel, you won't be able to watch TV or use your massage chair, unless you're plugged into...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-01-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,679
Posted By Rockwood27
Five or six years ago we stopped at a WM in Ohio....

Five or six years ago we stopped at a WM in Ohio. There was another RV and several trucks already there. At about 3 AM, "WM security" knocked on our RV's doors and told us to immediately leave the...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 07-30-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Rockwood27
I have a Roadtrek 190P Class B. I carry a "Slime"...

I have a Roadtrek 190P Class B. I carry a "Slime" brand air compressor from Walmart. I haven't used it in 3 years, as I air up at home before I travel.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-26-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,245
Posted By Rockwood27
How did you get to Eastport as a starting point?...

How did you get to Eastport as a starting point? It's clear across the state.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-26-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,245
Posted By Rockwood27
Most of New England has a 2 week quarantine...

Most of New England has a 2 week quarantine requirement for people from hot spot states. You may want to check Maine's government pages to see what their current policies are.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-26-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Rockwood27
I had an 06 Itasca gas MH with a similar problem....

I had an 06 Itasca gas MH with a similar problem. It was the transfer switch....loose wires. I would imagine Winnebago used the same transfer switch in most of these models.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-19-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,087
Posted By Rockwood27
I use a hardened 5/8 bolt, washers, lock washer...

I use a hardened 5/8 bolt, washers, lock washer and nut. I put high strength Loctite on the threads and torque the nut down. I also paint (fingernail polish) a witness line on the nut to make sure it...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 07-16-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Rockwood27
I also agree with this. That being said, don't...

I also agree with this. That being said, don't just get a "surge" protector. Get one with a built in EMS. It will also detect high and low voltage, open grounds, etc. The unit will shut the power...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-28-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Rockwood27
We left Florida a couple of weeks ago to head...

We left Florida a couple of weeks ago to head home on I95 to New Hampshire. They were stopping every vehicle, except 18 wheelers going into the state. It looked like there was a 2 mile backup. You...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-27-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Rockwood27
In the 2006 chassis year, Workhorse changed the...

In the 2006 chassis year, Workhorse changed the Allison transmission from a 5 speed to a 6 speed. I went on a 6,000 mile trip from NH to the Rockies and down to FL. I was in my 36 foot 2006 Itasca...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-27-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Rockwood27
The biggest issue with having a cargo box mounted...

The biggest issue with having a cargo box mounted on the tow bar is the bar pivots in a side to side (and up/down) arc as the MH and toad turns. The box will also pivot, quickly hitting the rear of...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-27-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Rockwood27
Something like this? 287155

Something like this? 287155
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-25-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,659
Posted By Rockwood27
Walmart Walmarts are great right now as they...

Walmart Walmarts are great right now as they close at 8:30. On our 1,700 mile trip from FL to NH two weeks ago were 2 of the best Walmart overnights we've had. Nice and quiet!

To the original...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 05-21-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Rockwood27
If you're into Facebook, there is a Chevy...

If you're into Facebook, there is a Chevy Roadtrek group that has many members with lots of experience with these models.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-20-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 19,470
Posted By Rockwood27
There are 2 electrical systems on board, 12...

There are 2 electrical systems on board, 12 volts (lights, awning, heater blower, etc.) and 120V (TV, fireplace, outlets, maybe water heater, refrigerator, etc). The 12V system is powered by the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-20-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 19,470
Posted By Rockwood27
Lexir, do you have a Prius or Prius C. The Prius...

Lexir, do you have a Prius or Prius C. The Prius weighs 3,100-3,300 lbs, depending if it's a II, III, or IV. The C weighs 2,500 to 2,600 lbs. It makes a difference when towing.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-20-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 19,470
Posted By Rockwood27
Lexie, somewhere inside your MH should be a label...

Lexie, somewhere inside your MH should be a label that lists allowable weights. It may be on the wall to the left of the driver's seat or inside a cabinet. You need to look for 3 items:

GVWR...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-19-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 19,470
Posted By Rockwood27
This is my toad (i.e. 4 down towing). My wife has...

This is my toad (i.e. 4 down towing). My wife has a 2010 Prius, that we towed on a dolly. Sold the dolly, kept the Prius. My toad is a 2016 Chevy Sonic. It comes as a 4 door sedan or the hatchback,...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-10-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,244
Posted By Rockwood27
A couple of years ago we were in the market for a...

A couple of years ago we were in the market for a 5th wheel. Our dealer had both Vanleigh and Montana in stock. I couldn't find real "quality" differences between the two, although the Vanleigh was...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-10-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By Rockwood27
I had an 06 35A and the 10 gallon tank had...

I had an 06 35A and the 10 gallon tank had pinhole leaks on the bottom. Being cheap, I removed the tank, cut open the foam insulation, wire wheeled the affected area (wear a mask... Al dust is not...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-02-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 19,470
Posted By Rockwood27
In addition to the Fleetwoods and Tiffans, you...

In addition to the Fleetwoods and Tiffans, you may also want to look at the Winnebago/Itasca from that era. Gas motorhomes were made on the Ford F-53 with V-10 engine chassis as well as Chevy...
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-30-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By Rockwood27
I've used Firestone Transforce HT2 (highway...

I've used Firestone Transforce HT2 (highway tread) in that size on a 27 ft. Class A. They rode and wore well. I'm not sure why you're looking at an A/T tread. Are you planning on off roading with...
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