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Forum: RV Gourmet 04-02-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,383
Posted By BigBlockTank
I just ordered 2 Green Mountain Grills, Davy...

I just ordered 2 Green Mountain Grills, Davy Crockett models for my friend and me. These things cook really well, and operate on 12v or 110v too. Set it and walk away. It has a WiFi too, if you have...
Forum: RV Gourmet 03-30-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,383
Posted By BigBlockTank
For the OP, if you're still reading/following...

For the OP, if you're still reading/following this, you'll be very hard pressed (as you've found over the past 6 years) to smoke on a gas grill. Maybe on a big home gas grill, but not so easy on a...
Forum: RV Gourmet 03-06-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,329
Posted By BigBlockTank
ABT's Atomic Buffalo Turds (don't let the name scare you away)

Jalapeno peppers (I use med to large)
cream cheese (plain or flavored, your favorite)
breakfast sausage (I use TN Pride Hot, we like it best)
Bacon

Cut off the stem, and just the stem,...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 02-13-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,763
Posted By BigBlockTank
Because I have "drive" and "steer" tires, they...

Because I have "drive" and "steer" tires, they can only be rotated side to side. Drive tires shouldn't be on the front, and vice versa for steer.

Look at any motorhome that has good quality...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 02-12-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,763
Posted By BigBlockTank
Wheels from here......

Wheels from here... https://www.southwestwheel.com/default.aspx

Centramatics from Tire Balancers, Tire Balancing, Wheel Balancer and Wheel Balancing from Centramatic...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-30-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,763
Posted By BigBlockTank
I don't remember, but I think they are 6" wide,...

I don't remember, but I think they are 6" wide, and yes, they are 19.5's and I don't remember the tire size.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-27-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,895
Posted By BigBlockTank
My 2003 F-53 did the same thing. I searched and...

My 2003 F-53 did the same thing. I searched and searched all over the front end. I had, at this time replaced the shocks, installed a Hellwig huge sway bar, auto air bags with self leveling feature,...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-27-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By BigBlockTank
No sir, didn't happen on mine. All the gauges...

No sir, didn't happen on mine. All the gauges would still show proper responses, except the speedometer, it would fall to 0. If I put it in neutral, the tach would also fall to zero, and it wouldn't...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-24-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,763
Posted By BigBlockTank
This was one of the first upgrades I did on my...

This was one of the first upgrades I did on my 2003 F53 (Flair) chassis after I bought it. The steel wheels were out of round, and new ones may have been too. The steels that I found were about $300...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-24-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By BigBlockTank
I hope we found it...

Well, yesterday we took the old Flair for a test drive. And we went back on the same path that we took last time, and it shut down 5 times total, there and back. We went almost as far, but turned...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-16-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By BigBlockTank
Update?

We recently went camping a little over an hour away from home. This thing shut off on my 3 times on the way there, and twice on the way home. My son and I are both heavy in the automotive background...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-24-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By BigBlockTank
That's some good information, thanks a bunch. ...

That's some good information, thanks a bunch.
I'm with you on the speedo, but yes, it drops off as soon as the engine stops. The tach stays working until I shift it in neutral, obviously, the rpm's...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-18-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By BigBlockTank
Thanks, my box is different, but still RV Custom...

Thanks, my box is different, but still RV Custom Products. That has always been our thought. I have most all functions, although lights are not very bright at all. We jumped what we thought was the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-18-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By BigBlockTank
Everything works, except the speedometer. And, I...

Everything works, except the speedometer. And, I can stop and put it in neutral and it won't, so far, start. If I wait for a short time (30-45 secs?) it'll restart. There is no rhyme or reason to...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-16-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By BigBlockTank
F-53 2003 Fleetwood Flair 33R shuts off

My Flair will shut off (engine) completely, intermittently , after hitting bumps. Not every bump, but it seems to be at a bump. That may be coincidental but I'm not discounting it totally.

It...
Forum: RV Gourmet 10-16-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,523
Posted By BigBlockTank
Very first, and foremost, being a RV tech, I'd...

Very first, and foremost, being a RV tech, I'd have the gas pressure adjusted. It should be 11" of water column. And, if you don't have a manometer (about $130 tool with a gauge) you can't do it. I'd...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-16-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By BigBlockTank
Well, bypassing the disconnect solenoids didn't...

Well, bypassing the disconnect solenoids didn't work, it still died on me this past weekend. The search continues.

If anybody has any experience of a similar issue, I'd really like to hear it....
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-03-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By BigBlockTank
The battery has been changed since the first time...

The battery has been changed since the first time it happened. Obviously no change.



I would respectfully disagree on changing the electrical components. There is a diagnosing procedure for...
Forum: RV Gourmet 10-01-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,016
Posted By BigBlockTank
I'm a big KISS person (don't be offended it's...

I'm a big KISS person (don't be offended it's just a saying) Keep It Simple Stupid. But seriously, I'm an old school pit master from NC, and if a steak needs more than just a little salt and pepper,...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-01-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By BigBlockTank
Unhappy 2003 Fleetwood Flair 33R, F-53 chassis issue

I've owned my 2003 Flair for just over 2 years now. I have an issue with the engine just shutting off after a bump, but only at times, not every bump. It's happened a few times on the last trip we...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-31-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By BigBlockTank
I had Progressive for my motorhome, thru USAA,...

I had Progressive for my motorhome, thru USAA, and they covered my car, truck and the sand car/dune buggy. Dec was a letter to say that the buggy would not be covered any longer. I called and they...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-15-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By BigBlockTank
You didn't say what model you have, but if it's a...

You didn't say what model you have, but if it's a cook top and oven, open the top of the cook top. There should be some kind of air adjustment under the top. Without knowing what you have, kinda...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 09-23-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,602
Posted By BigBlockTank
We don't have a SXS. We have a sand car, and a...

We don't have a SXS. We have a sand car, and a couple of ATC70's. I have an ATC70 that has a 150cc motor in it, and it hauls the mail faster than you'd ever think. We make it to Glamis once in a...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-07-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,639
Posted By BigBlockTank
^^^^^^Ditto, I worked on RV's for almost 10 years...

^^^^^^Ditto, I worked on RV's for almost 10 years when I retired from the military. I rarely saw one in for service.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-13-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,975
Posted By BigBlockTank
USAA if you're a Veteran.

USAA if you're a Veteran.
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 06-29-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,801
Posted By BigBlockTank
It breaths and runs. And is it ever a mean car,...

It breaths and runs. And is it ever a mean car, with a serious attitude. It is not on the ground yet, but we did fire it up. If you keep it around idle to 2500 RPM's, it's all kitten like, and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-29-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 65,756
Posted By BigBlockTank
Here's the sand car at Hot Wells.....

Here's the sand car at Hot Wells.....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-29-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 65,756
Posted By BigBlockTank
If it comes out, this is one of ours in Hot Wells...

If it comes out, this is one of ours in Hot Wells Dunes area just north of Bowie, AZ. We go and play with our sand toys. I didn't have the enclosed in this picture, but it's all I have on this...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-27-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,825
Posted By BigBlockTank
Congratulations!!! As of today, Jun 27, I have 18...

Congratulations!!! As of today, Jun 27, I have 18 more working days til retirement. I have every other Fri off as a regular day off, and I'm taking the other Fri off until I retire. July 31 can't get...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-27-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,569
Posted By BigBlockTank
We just took some of our "saved" money to pay off...

We just took some of our "saved" money to pay off a few bills, and it felt odd to take money out. We started saving right after we came in the military. I put half of all my promotions in savings,...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-27-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,569
Posted By BigBlockTank
You all make me feel good that I made the right...

You all make me feel good that I made the right decision at the ripe old age of 18, I joined the military. My wife and I are both Vietnam era Veterans, and we both have VA coverage. And I'm not...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 06-22-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 41,114
Posted By BigBlockTank
I started in RC right after being stationed at...

I started in RC right after being stationed at Davis Monthan AFB in 1978. I worked part time for Bill Hemple at the Hobby Barn. Man, I had a good part time job there.

I saw the Curare being...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-14-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,968
Posted By BigBlockTank
Not much to add, except remember this thread? ...

Not much to add, except remember this thread?


Well, 43 total days, 24 working days, or so.


July 28 is just around the corner, and the Corvette I talked about is running, but not on the...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-14-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 18,113
Posted By BigBlockTank
Being a poor country hick, from NC, I really do...

Being a poor country hick, from NC, I really do try to make sure that my grammar, spelling, and most of my sentence composition is correct. I laugh out loud when I read about there, their, and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-14-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,959
Posted By BigBlockTank
Go with Dish Network, I've had them for 18 years....

Go with Dish Network, I've had them for 18 years. No real problems.
Forum: Just Conversation 05-25-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,348
Posted By BigBlockTank
Does this look infected?

Does this look infected?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-10-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,064
Posted By BigBlockTank
I think this question is as loaded as much as it...

I think this question is as loaded as much as it gets. I go to the dunes, and I think it's a downgrade, due to having to use the batteries and/or genset. I also have a gas coach now, and not a bank...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 04-19-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,782
Posted By BigBlockTank
Thank you for your support. It was my pleasure to...

Thank you for your support. It was my pleasure to serve this great nation. Knowing how I'd end up in the end, like now, I'd go back and do it all over again too
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 04-18-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,162
Posted By BigBlockTank
I have 2 left if anybody else would like...

I have 2 left if anybody else would like one....or both.
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 04-18-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,782
Posted By BigBlockTank
I don't compete any longer. I am very close to...

I don't compete any longer. I am very close to retiring again. I retired from the USAF in 95, and retiring from civil service, for the USAF also, Jul 31, 2016. It's time for me to kick back, do some...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 04-13-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,782
Posted By BigBlockTank
I'm a pit master from NC, and I'd have to ask a...

I'm a pit master from NC, and I'd have to ask a few questions first. What do you cook, most of the time on a BBQ grill? What kind of space do you have to store/carry any BBQ grill? Are you a gas or...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-13-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,418
Posted By BigBlockTank
Here in Tucson, AZ, we have winter visitors. They...

Here in Tucson, AZ, we have winter visitors. They might buy when they first get here in the late fall, or early winter. Our RV slow season is the summer months. Winter visitors leave here, mostly, by...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-04-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,674
Posted By BigBlockTank
In one word........NO

In one word........NO
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-27-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By BigBlockTank
Try disconnecting the LP supply hose and leave it...

Try disconnecting the LP supply hose and leave it off. Then disconnect the line from the LP tank. Blow a low pressure air through it, about 25 PSI or so. Have somebody watch the end at the heater,...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 03-24-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,801
Posted By BigBlockTank
Been kinda slow for a few days. I ordered some...

Been kinda slow for a few days. I ordered some parts and took some time off, but I'm going to hit it hard today, and I have tomorrow off. I hope to get a good bit done this long weekend!!!
Forum: Just Conversation 03-23-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,672
Posted By BigBlockTank
I know of a few other "chat boards" that have...

I know of a few other "chat boards" that have some really nasty members. It's not thin skin on those, it's plain and simple intention to be degrading, and demeaning. Nothing thin skin about it.

...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 03-15-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,801
Posted By BigBlockTank
I don't have pictures yet, but my neighbor and I...

I don't have pictures yet, but my neighbor and I got the exhaust system done yesterday. I'll get it final welded, and get a pic of it, maybe. Kinda hard to do on jack stands...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 03-14-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By BigBlockTank
That's great, now share with the rest of us that...

That's great, now share with the rest of us that don't know?? :rolleyes::D
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 03-12-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,801
Posted By BigBlockTank
A few more

A few more
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 03-11-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,801
Posted By BigBlockTank
In no particular order. I don't have the patience...

In no particular order. I don't have the patience to sit and load 20 pics. Later y'all
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