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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-09-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,015
Posted By cimplexsound
State parks are a little better because the...

State parks are a little better because the government isn't generally out to make a profit. They just want to cover the cost of running the campground. So park staff are generally friendlier than in...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-09-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By cimplexsound
How much does it cost to run an Onan 24/7

Traditionally I only use generators for power outages except running them twice a month for maintenance. That and when Im traveling and want 110 AC power during those overnight truck stop overs where...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-09-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By cimplexsound
Sounds to me like solar or battery bank power is...

Sounds to me like solar or battery bank power is better and to only run the genny as needed. I should have known That cummins doesn't make the most economical to run generator on the planet. I...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-09-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By cimplexsound
The manual for my generator says it takes...

The manual for my generator says it takes ordinary 10 W 30 motor oil like a car. It suggests changing the oil every 50 hours of runtime.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-07-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By cimplexsound
How much does it cost to run an Onan 24/7

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I'm not your usual dry camper. I like to take my electricity with me wherever I go. Not used my Emerald Genset very much even though it runs good because I keep it maintained, but this time...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-07-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,015
Posted By cimplexsound
Getting kicked out of an RV park when it's not your fault

RV parks use to be so fun. I use to just love it. Snotty gossipy trolls, staff members drinking on the job, and RV park owners who end up going to jail for years of tax evasion, and things don't get...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-24-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,903
Posted By cimplexsound
Generator oil

I have an Onan 4000 in my coach. It's gas though not LP. I use 10W 30 oil. Any brand will do since it has to be changed every 50 hours anyway. Works great.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-24-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By cimplexsound
First check your motor oil to see how clean it...

First check your motor oil to see how clean it is. If it's clean oil you might be ok. Chances are good however if it's been sitting that long without a start. Your going to want to do an oil change...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-24-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,015
Posted By cimplexsound
I might add not all ORA parks are a good living...

I might add not all ORA parks are a good living environment for seniors. I have lived in some ORA parks that are very poorly managed. A good SAMs co op membership park is often a good option. While...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-24-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,015
Posted By cimplexsound
Getting kicked out of an RV park when it's not your fault

Why getting kicked out of an RV park when it's not your fault is becoming all to common. Pardon the sack religious expression, but I often think even God himself could get kicked out of some RV parks...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-24-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By cimplexsound
It's called basement heating. It's designed to...

It's called basement heating. It's designed to prevent your pipes from freezing during the cold winter months. It turn on anytime your furnace kicks on.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-15-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By cimplexsound
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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-15-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By cimplexsound
Running an inline fuel pump

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For those of you that don't know me. I have been on this forum for quite some time. I have a 1990 Ford Fleetwood Flair Class A with about 39,000 miles on it and it's a fairly clean coach...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-29-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,017
Posted By cimplexsound
Thanks for the many responses. However we were...

Thanks for the many responses. However we were not looking for responses. There are no set or defined rules in how to use the waste management system in your RV as we will call it on this thread....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-26-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,017
Posted By cimplexsound
Your RV septic system learning to use it properly.

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There's nothing worse then stepping outside of your RV to the smell of someone else's rotting poop, all because of some bozo who doesn't know how to use an RV sewer system properly....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-15-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By cimplexsound
In your year of RV the furnace is hard wired to...

In your year of RV the furnace is hard wired to your house battery which is kept charged by your inverter or generator when you are not plugged in. You probably have an Atwood hydroflame furnace most...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-15-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By cimplexsound
Propane Android app?

The actual device is very expensive. Only if its worth the money to you should you buy and install. Personally for me it's much easier to tell by how much my bottle weighs if it needs refilling. The...
Forum: Keystone 11-15-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,760
Posted By cimplexsound
Keeping it plugged in is a really good idea. ...

Keeping it plugged in is a really good idea.


1979 Dodge Tioga Class C 24 foot. 1987 Fleetwood Bounder 34 Foot.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-15-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,484
Posted By cimplexsound
Pull the dog house up and line the interior with...

Pull the dog house up and line the interior with a fiberglass aluminum foil mat lining. That is how they were done on all the old class C Motorhomes and it displaces about 90% of your heat

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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-15-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By cimplexsound
Use a window mounted swamp cooler. That will...

Use a window mounted swamp cooler. That will boost your humidity to 50% percent in less than 1 hour.


1979 Dodge Tioga Class C 24 foot. 1987 Fleetwood Bounder 34 Foot.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-15-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,378
Posted By cimplexsound
Any Flying J truck stop will always allow you...

Any Flying J truck stop will always allow you fuel up. In these truck stops they were designed for big rigs of all kinds. For me flying J is who I always frequent when traveling cross country.

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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-15-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By cimplexsound
They have the heat tap for $45 bucks at Home...

They have the heat tap for $45 bucks at Home Depot. It works quite well.


1979 Dodge Tioga Class C 24 foot. 1987 Fleetwood Bounder 34 Foot.
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 11-15-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By cimplexsound
I had a crack on the fiberglass. Everytime it...

I had a crack on the fiberglass. Everytime it rained the water would seep through and get onto the back of my external power outlet causing my GFI to trip. I finally caulked over the small crack in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-15-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,820
Posted By cimplexsound
They are required in California. But not in Utah,...

They are required in California. But not in Utah, Nevada or Arizona unless your Motorhome has air brakes.


1979 Dodge Tioga Class C 24 foot. 1987 Fleetwood Bounder 34 Foot.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-15-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,436
Posted By cimplexsound
Eternabond is a quick fix. I personally would not...

Eternabond is a quick fix. I personally would not use it. The regular rubber commercial roof sealer that you paint on is the most appropriate proper way to seal your roof. I did mine for $125 and it...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-15-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,118
Posted By cimplexsound
Onan generator won’t start

If it doesn't work it's likely you have a dead battery or the ground to the battery is bad. Your generator starter works of the ground from your RVs body. Also check your remote switch wiring where...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-29-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,927
Posted By cimplexsound
If anybody here has experience buying used motor...

If anybody here has experience buying used motor coaches it's probably me. There are a lot of advantages and disadvantage to owning a used Motorhome. The advantage is if you have the money to spend...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-26-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,961
Posted By cimplexsound
Cummins Onan generators 101

Some models of Onan's don't require a prime. On my mine you do have to prime the fuel up to the fuel pump then it will work beautifully. On the original factory manual you'll find that Cummins...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-26-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,961
Posted By cimplexsound
Surging??? Hmmmm. You might want to check and see...

Surging??? Hmmmm. You might want to check and see if your choke is sticking shut. Also adjust the governor. An improperly adjusted governor is a common cause as to why these Onan's surge so much. The...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-26-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,116
Posted By cimplexsound
Can I use RV antifreeze in my swamp cooler???

Thanks for all the feedback. It sounds to me like there are many disadvantages to using RV antifreeze in the cooler. I guess the best thing to do is just drain the cooler and put a cover over it for...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-24-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,116
Posted By cimplexsound
Can I use RV antifreeze in my swamp cooler???

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I use a WCM 28 champion swamp cooler here in southern Nevada after the blower motor on my rooftop air conditioner started giving me trouble. Looks like it is going to continue to be hot late...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-31-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,961
Posted By cimplexsound
Cummins Onan generators 101

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I decided to post this topic to hopefully help educate the RV going public about how to properly operate, maintain and take care of your Onan generator for years of trouble free...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-31-2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By cimplexsound
A good commercial wax might just stop this...

A good commercial wax might just stop this problem once and for all. Zep commercial or some other heavy duty wax that's fiberglass friendly. I found that Zep works wonders.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-31-2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,123
Posted By cimplexsound
Food Item that is included in camper!

Potato chips and Mountain Dew.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-31-2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By cimplexsound
To many people forget to crank the antenna down...

To many people forget to crank the antenna down before checking out of an RV park. Big mistake. It needs to be a top priority on the RViers to do list. As far as the cable route. Your going to have...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-31-2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,976
Posted By cimplexsound
Just you leave the cap off on the sewer hose...

Just you leave the cap off on the sewer hose connection??? 😱
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-31-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,608
Posted By cimplexsound
I personally like a class C myself because I...

I personally like a class C myself because I think there better quality. But I have a class A and I'm stuck with it. So whatever works.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-31-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,517
Posted By cimplexsound
Leave the unit plugged in with a surge protector...

Leave the unit plugged in with a surge protector between your RV and the power. Lead acid batteries must be kept in a charged state. If your going to be using the AC at all it must be 30 amps. RV air...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-31-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,277
Posted By cimplexsound
Running both of my A/C units shut down my generator

First very importantly. It is important to never start up or shut down a generator with a load actually applied. Always completely shut all loads off before starting or stopping the generator....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-31-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,163
Posted By cimplexsound
First off why are you asking this question in the...

First off why are you asking this question in the first place. This is boarder line on possibly breaking forum rules. I come from the big city where were very street smart. Usually people asking...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-31-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By cimplexsound
You might have a charging cable disconnected at...

You might have a charging cable disconnected at the battery. I have found this to be a common problem. Check all battery cables. Make sure none are damaged, cut or missing.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-31-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,849
Posted By cimplexsound
Do you travel with a pet?

I have lasapese. Part Lasa Apso part Maltese. He stays in the crate while I'm driving, but is free to run about the house when I'm parked.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-31-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By cimplexsound
My solution is simple. Just use standard auto...

My solution is simple. Just use standard auto shades. Less expensive and unlike the solar film it won't peel off all the time. Plus you can take them out of the window anytime you want and they...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-31-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,134
Posted By cimplexsound
Well let's see. I have COPD and cooking food over...

Well let's see. I have COPD and cooking food over smoke charcoal fire is not very healthy. For me it's a gas grill everytime. Propane or butane works for me. I don't care. Clean burning,...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-30-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By cimplexsound
I know I grew up in Salt Lake City for 35 years....

I know I grew up in Salt Lake City for 35 years. But anyway in particular the Summit County fire along with road construction on I-80 westbound will cause road closures. Alternate routes out of Park...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-25-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By cimplexsound
Thanks for your help. I've already studied the...

Thanks for your help. I've already studied the cost of buying a new cooling unit. There's nothing more I would like than to keep my old refrigerator. Its really a nice top of the line fridge. But as...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-20-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,366
Posted By cimplexsound
I use megallen. It is the only brand of GPS I...

I use megallen. It is the only brand of GPS I will trust. It announces streets by name, and has the easiest turn by turn instruction I've ever seen. Plus the women's voice is very pleasant and will...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-19-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By cimplexsound
I think my fridge bit the dust.

Since this a class A Motorhome, I have a 4 KHW Onan generator onboard. So as long as I have a can of gas, I have AC power anywhere. The fridge is the standard 20x54x26. So I've been told Home Depot...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-19-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12,088
Views: 1,672,779
Posted By cimplexsound
New RV fridge coming up. Mine just gave up the...

New RV fridge coming up. Mine just gave up the ghost.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-19-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By cimplexsound
I think my fridge bit the dust.

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I've had the Motorhome parked on the street by the house for the past month while my elderly mother and I are getting ready for our annual trip to Southern Nevada for the winter. I'm...
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