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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-07-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,179
Posted By n0arp
We always have full recovery gear including a...

We always have full recovery gear including a kinetic rope... wouldn't necessarily say they're required if you always stay at campgrounds, but sure couldn't hurt. I agree with most others, the driver...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-05-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,827
Posted By n0arp
We've had probably a dozen coffee pots over the...

We've had probably a dozen coffee pots over the years, and I don't think I've ever had OP's problem. Sounds like user error to me.

That being said, we bought an expresso machine (Breville Barista...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-30-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By n0arp
Progressive has full-time RV insurance, as do...

Progressive has full-time RV insurance, as do various other companies... Find a local agent that specializes in it. We use Epic Insurance in SD, who may or may not be licensed in your state.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-21-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By n0arp
I've used RVLock since 2015 on my fifth wheel -...

I've used RVLock since 2015 on my fifth wheel - no major issues, including heavy part time use and over a year of full-time use.

Also used it on my truck camper, for over a year of full-time use....
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-14-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By n0arp
I think it beats most swoops and swirls that are...

I think it beats most swoops and swirls that are used nowdays.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-14-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,640
Posted By n0arp
I feel like if rising fuel costs are enough to...

I feel like if rising fuel costs are enough to sideline you, then you are in the wrong hobby/lifestyle (if traveling full-time). There are many expensive things that can go wrong, so if you can't...
Forum: Going Green 03-14-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By n0arp
New-to-me CC Magna Solar Build

We just sold our 2021 Ram 5500 and 2016 Arctic Fox 1140 and purchased a 2000 Country Coach Magna Indulgence (40ft).

The 5500 was wonderful, and the truck camper was great for shorter trips. After...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-08-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,846
Posted By n0arp
Odd, because NAWS doesn't even do installs. They...

Odd, because NAWS doesn't even do installs. They farm that out to third parties unless that very recently changed, so it's all subject to what the third party wants to handle.

That's why all the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-24-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,846
Posted By n0arp
For all we know, it's a misunderstanding and...

For all we know, it's a misunderstanding and you're confusing different products. You've offered no evidence that corroborates your claims - so like most things online, we need to take them with a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-24-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,846
Posted By n0arp
I've had great experiences with NAWS and wouldn't...

I've had great experiences with NAWS and wouldn't write them off due to your interaction with them.

And most of this thread is speculation/heresay, especially as there aren't any specific items...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-11-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,791
Posted By n0arp
I have a vehicle that takes premium, and another...

I have a vehicle that takes premium, and another that takes diesel. Diesel is more expensive than regular but I've only ever seen diesel cost more than premium a couple of times. If diesel is more...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-06-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,374
Posted By n0arp
Are you sure it isn't 14,001 or above? It sounds...

Are you sure it isn't 14,001 or above? It sounds like someone was confused...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-27-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By n0arp
I'm trying to remember exactly what ours looked...

I'm trying to remember exactly what ours looked like when we ran that setup but am drawing a blank. Could you not ream out the hole for the retention pin and run a padlock through it?

Edit - I...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-26-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By n0arp
Yep, also have to note the *OE* wheel ratings. ...

Yep, also have to note the *OE* wheel ratings.

Even though they're more aggressive, I've had great luck with Cooper STT Pros, which I ran in 295/70r18 rated for 4080lbs/ea, on Method MR305 NV HD...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-26-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By n0arp
Check the weight ratings on the wheels/tires....

Check the weight ratings on the wheels/tires. Often, the 20s will have a lower load index for a given width and diameter.

That's why GM 2500s, for instance, could be had with 20" wheels, but 3500s...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-23-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,946
Posted By n0arp
The massive travel on our Jeep didn't do us any...

The massive travel on our Jeep didn't do us any favors.

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It folded up and hit the hood/grill and both needed to be replaced, as well as the upper radiator support. Switched to a Blue Ox...
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 07-14-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,722
Posted By n0arp
Ah, I wanted to have them at angles and to not...

Ah, I wanted to have them at angles and to not interfere with the box doors, so I have less box length than I was originally going for. It's worked out because I stash things in buckets behind the...
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 07-14-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,722
Posted By n0arp
Outer floor to floor is 59". Toolboxes are 3', as...

Outer floor to floor is 59". Toolboxes are 3', as you mentioned. That leaves an inch on either side of the boxes, which I never really thought of as tight, because that's the same amount of space I...
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 07-14-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,722
Posted By n0arp
I'm also using 18" deep boxes with my Arctic Fox...

I'm also using 18" deep boxes with my Arctic Fox on a 97"W flatbed.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-14-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By n0arp
Sounds like you mostly diagnosed it yourself as a...

Sounds like you mostly diagnosed it yourself as a bad converter. You aren't harming the camper using a charger, but you probably want to confirm the diagnosis and repair/replace the converter. Some...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-14-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,946
Posted By n0arp
We've done this a couple times, backing straight...

We've done this a couple times, backing straight with someone in our Jeep (toad) to hold the wheel, to back out of tight service stations. Never an issue with the force it exerts on the steering...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-14-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By n0arp
My friend had this issue after tweaking a frame...

My friend had this issue after tweaking a frame on a 93-94? Coachmen getting into a boondocking site. Turns out that the walls were just secured with screws into the plywood subfloor on his rig, and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-13-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By n0arp
This doesn't sound right to me, so I looked it...

This doesn't sound right to me, so I looked it up. There are definitely pickups shipped with bumpers that wouldn't comply to this from the mfg, not to mention Jeeps (steel bumper package), and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-13-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By n0arp
I can't even get a year out of them. More like...

I can't even get a year out of them. More like six months, if used every other day. In terms of gallons, we go through about 160 gallons a week in that rig. So about 3K gallons before they start...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-13-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By n0arp
I've had that one as well as the FloJet, and both...

I've had that one as well as the FloJet, and both work. I also think they're both junk - they overheat rather easily, have cheap plastic casings (we noticed a crack in the GHT connector on our...
Forum: Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 07-02-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By n0arp
It's the identifier for your front suspension....

It's the identifier for your front suspension. https://reycogranning.com/rg/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/D702066-IFS1460-web.pdf
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 07-02-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,722
Posted By n0arp
1140 has a lot more storage than a 990, for a...

1140 has a lot more storage than a 990, for a marginal increase in size. If you have a large enough truck, you won't notice much difference moving the two around.
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 06-30-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,722
Posted By n0arp
I ran them with 295/70r18 Cooper STT Pro LRE...

I ran them with 295/70r18 Cooper STT Pro LRE tires rated for 4080#. I like those tires, even for towing by the way, and run them in 37x13.50 on our Wrangler.

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Those replaced Vision 81...
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 06-30-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,722
Posted By n0arp
Probably Method MR 305 NV HDs... only wheel on...

Probably Method MR 305 NV HDs... only wheel on the market (at least as of a couple years ago) with that rating. Ran them for a while on my old SRW.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-25-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By n0arp
Excuse the hood/grill damage, I'm still trying to...

Excuse the hood/grill damage, I'm still trying to make the stars align to either A) pick up replacement parts in the right color, or B) find a body shop who can get all the parts and get us in for...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-25-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By n0arp
Our Blue Ox baseplate works fine with a recessed...

Our Blue Ox baseplate works fine with a recessed winch plate and winch on the factory steel bumper.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-24-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By n0arp
While the plate is thinner, the way the Blue Ox...

While the plate is thinner, the way the Blue Ox baseplate is engineered, the side to side forces that bent the Maximus-3 tabs are on the frame (since the side plates are flush to the frame) and the...
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 06-24-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,741
Posted By n0arp
Your F-450 is plenty of truck for that camper. No...

Your F-450 is plenty of truck for that camper. No need to overthink it - it's artificially limited by the class 3 designation, which has little practical bearing on the physical capabilities of that...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-24-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By n0arp
Never had any luck with HF torque wrenches. The...

Never had any luck with HF torque wrenches. The Tekton ones off Amazon are a good bang for the buck, come pretty well calibrated, and won't lose their calibration in short order as long as you store...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-24-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By n0arp
We used the Maximus-3 tow loops for a while, but...

We used the Maximus-3 tow loops for a while, but now have a Blue Ox baseplate.

After 10K or so the tow loops were bent enough to be visually obvious. We kept using them while working on procuring...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-21-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,403
Posted By n0arp
I've been pleasantly surprised by ACE and, to a...

I've been pleasantly surprised by ACE and, to a lesser extent, True Value stores when it comes to finding parts. I've had better luck with them than HD and Lowe's, especially when it comes to...
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 06-21-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,444
Posted By n0arp
It's just a diverter valve that you put inline...

It's just a diverter valve that you put inline with the hot side of the faucet. It'll either supply water to the faucet, or divert it back to the freshwater tank.

We've found that for showering,...
Forum: Boondocking 06-17-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By n0arp
As many have said, it's up to how you use...

As many have said, it's up to how you use electricity. We boondock most of the time, and are full-time on the road, and decided that we don't really like compromises. We went big with our solar, but...
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 06-16-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,444
Posted By n0arp
Suburban IW60 tankless HWH + SinkMi$er (in...

Suburban IW60 tankless HWH + SinkMi$er (in wetbath). Works great, and we've camped at >9400ft with it so far, without issues.

We don't waste water while waiting for it to get hot (it returns to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-12-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,567
Posted By n0arp
I would think whether or not you need it depends...

I would think whether or not you need it depends on your camping style. Where we like to camp with our fifth wheel, it's a nice to have, and where we like to camp with our truck camper, it's often a...
Forum: Going Green 03-16-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By n0arp
I don't know about other vendors, but with...

I don't know about other vendors, but with Victron you can trigger relays depending on a variety of parameters.

It would be feasible to wire up a relay to trigger the 120V side of the water...
Forum: Going Green 03-08-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By n0arp
Victron DVCC will control multiple Victron-brand...

Victron DVCC will control multiple Victron-brand charging sources so they aren't making independent determinations. Other vendors probably have similar systems.
Forum: Boondocking 02-12-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,676
Posted By n0arp
It's practical for us and most people we usually...

It's practical for us and most people we usually camp with...
Forum: Boondocking 02-11-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,676
Posted By n0arp
We use a small toaster oven in our truck camper,...

We use a small toaster oven in our truck camper, and the electric convection oven in our fifth wheel, daily. It's certainly possible, but depends on how robust your system design is.

The...
Forum: Going Green 02-04-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By n0arp
I've been known to get up on the roof with a...

I've been known to get up on the roof with a broom and sweep the snow off the panels. Not the smartest, I know.

I have wondered if a low power heating element to warm the frame and glass just a...
Forum: Going Green 01-27-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,742
Posted By n0arp
For split phase Multiplus/Quattro setups, I...

For split phase Multiplus/Quattro setups, I suggest spending the extra $600 for another Autotransformer on the output side to load balance L1 and L2 across both inverters. Not at all necessary but...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-25-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,724
Posted By n0arp
No, but most of the issues are grossly...

No, but most of the issues are grossly overstated. Or maybe I just have enough junk (weight) in my truck that in thousands of off-pavement miles, I've never had issues I didn't have in a SRW with...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-25-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,061
Posted By n0arp
It has far better integration and granular...

It has far better integration and granular control than EC-30.

Is it then okay to assume you have either a Multiplus or Quattro device?

On my Onan 2500 and 5500 units, the wiring is the same,...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-25-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,724
Posted By n0arp
13K sounds low for a DRW. Should be 14K. We...

13K sounds low for a DRW. Should be 14K.

We take our DRW on trails and through tight spaces all the time. Choose a color that doesn't show scratches.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-25-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,724
Posted By n0arp
You want to avoid the 10K GVWR package that...

You want to avoid the 10K GVWR package that seriously derates the legal capacity of the truck. I'd certainly expect ~12K GVWR for a SRW 350 or 14K for a DRW. Camper package would be nice to have,...
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