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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-17-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 17,063
Posted By bigdog
If you mean me. He was there when I got there and...

If you mean me. He was there when I got there and was still filling when I left. I live 5 miles from Costco and that's 1 1/2 gallons and the least price for diesel between me and Costco was $.40...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-17-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 17,063
Posted By bigdog
Inconsiderate RVer

Several days ago, I was at our local Costco getting fuel and there was a guy in the lane one over in a large 45" that pulled up to the front pump in the center of his lane and proceeded to pull the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-17-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By bigdog
No, it just seems to be one that is there if they...

No, it just seems to be one that is there if they had wanted to make it be able to fill it from both sides , like some rigs I've seen.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-14-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By bigdog
drivers fuel hose leaking

It seems as if every time I get ready to go out, something new happens. Took the motorhome out for a bit of a run yesterday and to fill it with fuel, about $220 at Costco at $3.39 per, and when I got...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-01-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By bigdog
Ceiling material loose

I have a Tradewinds 7390 LTC with a cloth type of ceiling and my problem is that it is starting to sag in a number of places. I am thinking about getting some finished type of flat moulding and...
Forum: Northwest Region 08-20-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By bigdog
NW RV Ralliers

Was just out in the garage and came across my site marker for the Northwest RV Rallies. Wondering just who all is still out there and still RVing.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-20-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By bigdog
Shot the heck out of the rears with silicone,...

Shot the heck out of the rears with silicone, cycled them a couple of times, washed them down with WD-40 and they are working great now.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-06-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By bigdog
climbed up on the roof and got pix of the old...

climbed up on the roof and got pix of the old motor, Got home and checked out the motors and finally found the exact match and ordered it. It is the motor that has the mounting studs on the front and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-05-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By bigdog
Sooo, ran the gennie while loading to cool the...

Sooo, ran the gennie while loading to cool the coach down before leaving for Long Beach, Wa and ran great.Got to the rv park and pushed the button and she started right up.. Then quit as soon as I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-30-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By bigdog
Soooo, got hold of my generator guy and we pulled...

Soooo, got hold of my generator guy and we pulled the front panel and the control panel and we found that the little 14amp fuse was blown and he had to go to 3 parts houses to get them as it is the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-28-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 25,792
Posted By bigdog
Probably 7 feathers in Canyonville which is one...

Probably 7 feathers in Canyonville which is one of our favorite places to stay when in the area and it's $66 a nite. It is a great place to stay and we don't do casinos. I am of the opinion that RV...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-25-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By bigdog
Wow, $5600 for a generator repair !!!!!! I am...

Wow, $5600 for a generator repair !!!!!!
I am having the same type of problem on my Generac 7.5 quiet.. In a way. Push the start button and she'll start right up and when you let up on the button,...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-25-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By bigdog
I am also replacing the fan motor on my...

I am also replacing the fan motor on my Tradewinds and found ,when looking up the parts, a warning that the fans for the new units are larger and won't fit in the older ones. Sooo, before you...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-25-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By bigdog
OK, I feel like an idiot.. Went back to the MH...

OK, I feel like an idiot.. Went back to the MH with a new GFCI and tested the circuit and found a hot lead on one side this time, but not the other. Hummm. Pulled the socket out and tested the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-14-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By bigdog
Yes, I have an inverter charger on this rig. It...

Yes, I have an inverter charger on this rig. It seems as if I have at least four A/C circuits in this coach. 1. The rear or bedroom, which works and is not on a GFCI. 2. driver side of coach is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-05-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By bigdog
Yes... Replaced the one in front of the sink and...

Yes... Replaced the one in front of the sink and the problem still exists. I have bought a new one and will attempt to replace it on this trip.

Yes the microwave, hot water heater and fridge are...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-04-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By bigdog
110 Dead on one side of coach

I am having an issue with the 110 in my '01 Tradewinds 7390 LTC and have no power to any of the outlets on the curb side of the coach or to any of the GCFI {?} outlets. I do have 110 to the drivers...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-04-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By bigdog
I also got a small hit on the drivers side a bit...

I also got a small hit on the drivers side a bit ago and had it fixed with a Novus repair and now the crack is extending and so I'm also going to see about getting that side of the WS replaced. When...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-04-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By bigdog
My experience with low to nothing was the...

My experience with low to nothing was the previous weekend up at Skokomish Park Lake Cushman. Got there and was told no dump at the site, so that's ok. got to the site and setup and hooked up to the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,794
Posted By bigdog
Boy, do I ever agree with you. Most folks seem to...

Boy, do I ever agree with you. Most folks seem to have too much money to spend on items that they don't need that they can take care of with a little common sense. Kind of like the two guys that died...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-03-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By bigdog
Wondering as to why you have two different...

Wondering as to why you have two different insurance companies. Most companies give you a multi car discount .
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-02-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By bigdog
Rear hydraulic jack not retracting all the way

Getting the motorhome ready for it's first trip next week and when I aired it up and stowed the jacks, I found that the left rear jack had retracted all the way, but the right rear one still had...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-02-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By bigdog
On my Generac quietpac 7500d, the same generator...

On my Generac quietpac 7500d, the same generator as yours, the manual says to start it with no load and let it run for several minutes to warm up before bringing systems online. When you are ready to...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-29-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By bigdog
It may be possible that you may have overheated...

It may be possible that you may have overheated them at some point recently and the pads are glazed. Have them checked and you may have to have them buffed a bit.
If you are creeping at a stop,...
Forum: Northwest Region 05-25-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By bigdog
Decided to go back to a TV and TT, so sold the...

Decided to go back to a TV and TT, so sold the toad. Fast forward 6 months and couldn't find what we wanted in the budget we set, soooo, we're back into the '01 Tradewinds 7390 LTC and I found a 2002...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-23-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By bigdog
'01 Tradewinds with a 3126b 330 Cat and the flex...

'01 Tradewinds with a 3126b 330 Cat and the flex runs all the way from the muffler to the tip.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 05-20-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By bigdog
Took it in yesterday and about an hour later they...

Took it in yesterday and about an hour later they called to tell me that they had found the problem. It was the top radiator hose that was leaking so they are ordering that, a lower one and a...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-20-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,610
Posted By bigdog
I just now pulled the light out of the panel, had...

I just now pulled the light out of the panel, had to pry it out, and bought a new one for about $4-6, stuck it in the hole and hooked it up and it's working great. I'm doing a lot of pix taking with...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-20-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By bigdog
I am wondering just as to why National cheaped...

I am wondering just as to why National cheaped out and used flex pipe on some of their units. I have a Tradewinds 7390 LTC and the tail pipe runs along the right side of the engine and is flex pipe...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-20-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By bigdog
Non performing Winegard satellite dish

I am on my third traveler dish in 10 years and now this one has decided not to work also. It tells me that the dish is up and searching for the satellite and raising and lowering, but nothing is...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-20-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By bigdog
I just changed over to a 2002 Subaru to tow and...

I just changed over to a 2002 Subaru to tow and the base plate alone is $435 and the wiring for the lites and breakaway were another $150 and all roadmaster parts. I already had the Brake buddy and...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-01-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By bigdog
The one on my '01 Tradewinds 7390 LTC does that...

The one on my '01 Tradewinds 7390 LTC does that also and even though the hinge points aren't broken, the little catches are kind of bent as that slab of Corian is too much weight for them. I have...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-01-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,610
Posted By bigdog
Mine went out about 5 years ago on my tradewinds...

Mine went out about 5 years ago on my tradewinds and I've never replaced it, but now that I am not being able to plug the rig in, I wish it were working as I have to turn the disconnect off all the...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 05-01-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By bigdog
Loose water fitting of some kind

Took my '01 Tradewinds out for a run yesterday to get fuel and just run everything. Smelled something funny and the low water light came on as I was getting near the storage place, but since the temp...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-30-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By bigdog
Hah, the Generac 75D generator on my '01...

Hah, the Generac 75D generator on my '01 Tradewinds just started doing that after working really well for a bit. I start it and let up on the switch and it quits. I have started it and held the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-30-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,455
Posted By bigdog
softest/smoothest riding tires

I had Michellins on my '01 Tradewinds 7390 LTC when I bought it in 2010 and replaced them within a year as I found them to have age cracks and were aged out. I did replace them with Michellins at...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-19-2021, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By bigdog
Starting Over

We decided to sell our Tradewinds 7390 LTC and go back to a TV and trailer. So, I sold the Jeep Liberty toad and did some little things to the MH to get it ready. You know, like all the batteries...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-15-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,610
Posted By bigdog
A while ago, I turned the rig off with the...

A while ago, I turned the rig off with the disconnect switch so the furnace could be replaced without the batteries being disconnected and somehow the relay burned up as did part of the board. we had...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-26-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By bigdog
I have had an '01 Tradewinds 7390 LTC for ten...

I have had an '01 Tradewinds 7390 LTC for ten years now and it has the solid rock guard and have never had a problem with rock damage. They are much better than the fringy ones. Just make sure it's...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-20-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By bigdog
2001 Tradewinds 7390 LTC. Has anyone had the...

2001 Tradewinds 7390 LTC. Has anyone had the bottom of the entry door rot out. The wind caught my door the other day and it pulled the rod right out and water poured out and the screws were all...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-20-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By bigdog
thanks

thanks
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-14-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By bigdog
Kind of a funny thing. When I got my '01...

Kind of a funny thing. When I got my '01 Tradewinds 7390 LTC and m wife was following me a couple of times, she said that the taillights looked funny. I checked them out and found that I had two left...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-16-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,607
Posted By bigdog
I was thinking the same thing about returning the...

I was thinking the same thing about returning the jeep. If the salesperson told you it could be towed 4 down, then you should be able to return it for a full refund. That is misrepresentation of a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-20-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 26,479
Posted By bigdog
So some folks like to sit outside after dark for...

So some folks like to sit outside after dark for one reason or another. Like looking at the stars.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-02-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,420
Posted By bigdog
HOT DAMN.On it's way. Thanks

HOT DAMN.On it's way. Thanks
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-22-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,780
Posted By bigdog
Hey Sgt Joe, SAC "62-"66 Boomer. We too have a...

Hey Sgt Joe, SAC "62-"66 Boomer.
We too have a 2001 Tradewinds 7390 LTC and except for a few major problems, we still love it. Yes, there is the sliding closet all across the back, the side by side...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-22-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By bigdog
Dish SK-1000 Problems

Starting about a year ago, my Dish would raise and just keep searching with out stopping. After three or four attempts, it might score the three sats and I would have service. Then it said it was...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-26-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,420
Posted By bigdog
I have that decal and it's actually two pieces...

I have that decal and it's actually two pieces and I got it about 8 years ago from some lady on this forum. I'm thinking that I have another one, I usually order two in case of mistakes.
Durned if I...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-26-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By bigdog
The guy next to me a few days ago, newbie, was...

The guy next to me a few days ago, newbie, was complaining about low pressure and not much water and asked if I could take a look. First thing I saw was that he had one of those coiled hoses hooked...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 07-26-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,900
Posted By bigdog
I have always had some wandering, but that is...

I have always had some wandering, but that is inherent with air bag suspension. I have Michellins on the front and Toyos on the back and you can see the difference in the sidewalls alone. I am...
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