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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-09-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,601
Posted By Parkers
Same here, I don't think I have ever locked up...

Same here, I don't think I have ever locked up the brakes. I have made several hard stops due to careless drivers, but I try to anticipate situations where I know other drivers are basically...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-03-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By Parkers
Check out the website for Florida Grand Motor...

Check out the website for Florida Grand Motor Coach Resort located in central Florida (Webster). It is gated, beautiful landscape, large concrete pads, really nice club house and pool. It is...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-16-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,888
Posted By Parkers
I have a 2002 endeavor too. Great unit. Check the...

I have a 2002 endeavor too. Great unit. Check the breakers on the inverter. There should be 2 breaker switches. If I overload the kitchen circuit the breakers will trip on the inverter even if I am...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-16-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 44,269
Posted By Parkers
We just bought a lot and carriage house at...

We just bought a lot and carriage house at Florida Grand Motor Coach Resort in Webster Florida. A beautiful resort in central Florida. We wanted a home base for the winter. Check out their website.
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 05-26-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By Parkers
Red Oaks RV park in Bushnell is dog friendly. ...

Red Oaks RV park in Bushnell is dog friendly. One of the few parks that welcomed our Rottie. It has a nice dog park, 3 pools, lots of activities including music jams if you are like music, chainsaw...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 12-24-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,480
Posted By Parkers
I did see the manatees at 3 sisters springs while...

I did see the manatees at 3 sisters springs while trying out kayaks. Breathtaking. I think there were around 50 or 60 manatees congregated in the springs. Crystal clear water. Wow is all I can...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 12-21-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,480
Posted By Parkers
After trying out a few brands and models at a...

After trying out a few brands and models at a local shop, I bought a Jackson Kilroy. It weighs 65 pounds which is light enough that I can load on my Honda CRV racks without much trouble. So far I...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 11-02-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,480
Posted By Parkers
I'm hooked. Just ordered crossbars for my Honda...

I'm hooked. Just ordered crossbars for my Honda CRV. Leaving for Bushnell, Florida for 5 months in a few days. Second and final retirement. I will buy a Kayak once down there.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-02-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,683
Posted By Parkers
After a lot of researching, we went with a 2014...

After a lot of researching, we went with a 2014 Honda CRV. Also, I installed a Toad Charge which is simple to install. Basically a line from the coach battery to the toad, which keeps your toad...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-02-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,426
Posted By Parkers
we did the same thing for the last two winters,...

we did the same thing for the last two winters, except we went to Florida from Ky. No problems all the way down. Plenty of open campgrounds. Once in Florida we really didn't have any problems...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 10-30-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,616
Posted By Parkers
I love a campfire, propane or wood. I have...

I love a campfire, propane or wood. I have thought about looking into a propane model. Good option when you don't have a fire ring or access to wood. Meanwhile, if you are old enough to remember...
Forum: Clubs & Associations 10-30-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 70,266
Posted By Parkers
I hope all of you retired law enforcement...

I hope all of you retired law enforcement officers are aware that you can apply for a LEOSA (Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Certification) concealed deadly weapons license. It is a concealed...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-11-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,657
Posted By Parkers
MSHappyCampers, you guys respond to many of the...

MSHappyCampers, you guys respond to many of the threads. You are always respectful and insightful. I wish we had more members like you. I would like to meet you sometime in our travels. Thanks...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 09-11-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,480
Posted By Parkers
DW and I are retiring in Nov. and heading to...

DW and I are retiring in Nov. and heading to Florida for the winter. I have never tried kayaking and I am wondering if this is something a 62 year old can do. I am in good shape and not overweight...
Forum: Clubs & Associations 04-13-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 70,266
Posted By Parkers
Retired in 2002 from Corrections with 30 years. ...

Retired in 2002 from Corrections with 30 years. 12 years as Warden of a Max security prison. Currently the "elected" Jailer in a county lock up until term is up in January. Plan to be a "snow...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 03-04-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,818
Posted By Parkers
Good idea! I have a large insurance liability...

Good idea! I have a large insurance liability umbrella policy in addition to homeowners and vehicle policies. I will check but I am fairly confident I would be covered unless there is fine print...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 03-04-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,818
Posted By Parkers
I am assuming you have a long haired German...

I am assuming you have a long haired German shepherd? Our dog is very well behaved too, but she still fits into the "Pet Restriction". There is no mistake that our dog is a Rottweiler and looks...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 03-04-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,818
Posted By Parkers
I agree 100% with the honest policy. I was just...

I agree 100% with the honest policy. I was just kidding about renaming her A Mutt although I am starting to like the notion. I am really just looking for reassurance and suggestions on how to...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 03-04-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,818
Posted By Parkers
Thanks, that is what I was hoping to...

Thanks, that is what I was hoping to hear...."talk our way into most CGs" Worked for us once or twice, so I guess we just need more practice. If that doesn't work, I might just tell them she is a...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 03-04-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,818
Posted By Parkers
RV resorts with Pet Restrictions (B)

We have a 3 year old 100 lb. female Rottweiler. She is a graduate of obedience training and is not aggressive at all. We always have her on a leash. Never growls or gets aggressive with other...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-01-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,628
Posted By Parkers
Last winter we headed south for the first time as...

Last winter we headed south for the first time as newbies. We tried Louisiana and Mississippi but the weather was still too cold for us, so we headed to the panhandle of Florida. Actually, we...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-01-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,930
Posted By Parkers
I had the same problem on a HR coach. I did a...

I had the same problem on a HR coach. I did a lot of reading on this. The first thing recommended on most threads was to weigh the coach and adjust the tire pressure according to the tire...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-21-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By Parkers
Just wondering, did the thieves notice you didn't...

Just wondering, did the thieves notice you didn't carry a purse when you exited the car or could they look in the window and see the purse? Would you have been safe to store the purse in the trunk? ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-21-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,422
Posted By Parkers
Several years ago when I was researching this...

Several years ago when I was researching this subject related to boats, the conclusion was the cheapest toilet paper (Dollar Store) was the best because it digested the easiest. Boats and RV's are...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-08-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,905
Posted By Parkers
We tow a 2005 Cadillac CTS, rear wheel drive. ...

We tow a 2005 Cadillac CTS, rear wheel drive. The manual said no, but we installed a transmission pump on the "sealed" transmission and it has worked fine. The only problem was the battery would...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-02-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,714
Posted By Parkers
From now on, I will monitor 13 just for a chance...

From now on, I will monitor 13 just for a chance to say "Howdy" or chat with other RV'ers for a minute to see where they have been or where they are going or whatever. I always try to wave as I pass...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-21-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,495
Posted By Parkers
The tool I needed and didn't have was a really...

The tool I needed and didn't have was a really large filter wrench for the fuel filters. You won't find one big enough at Walmart or the neighborhood parts store. Those babies are hard to find. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-21-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By Parkers
On my unit, a Holiday Rambler Endeavor, Cummins...

On my unit, a Holiday Rambler Endeavor, Cummins DP, the ATC light kept coming on. After ignoring it for some time, the engine lost power like it was missing out. Long story short, the secondary...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 07-08-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Parkers
Now if I can only find a place to train this...

Now if I can only find a place to train this winter in the Bushnell or Ocala, Florida area where we will be snowbirds. Perhaps Shihan Joel or Shihan Anita would consider moving to a warmer climate,...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 07-07-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Parkers
Thanks for the link to your homepage. I will...

Thanks for the link to your homepage. I will definitely spend more time checking out your DVDs. If you were training in the early 70's, I am sure you remember sparring without the benefit of all...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 07-07-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Parkers
Martial Arts anyone?

Just wondering, are there any other senior citizens out there still practicing Karate or a martial art? Retired for the second time and soon to be 61, I practice Shotokan Karate 2 nights a week at a...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-06-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,479
Posted By Parkers
What I do is fill the new filter almost full with...

What I do is fill the new filter almost full with fresh fuel just before I screw it on. This way less priming is needed and it should start right up after turning the key on for 30 seconds or so. ...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-06-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 35,665
Posted By Parkers
thanks Rivercabin for a great article. I have...

thanks Rivercabin for a great article. I have printed it for future use. In my situation, I went ahead and buffed and buffed and buffed my way to a decent shine and wax job. It's not 100% like...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-10-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Parkers
Congratulations on your "new" MH. I am a couple...

Congratulations on your "new" MH. I am a couple of months ahead of you since we bought our "new" 2002 HR Endeavor last fall. Meanwhile we have logged around 4,000 miles. We are retired and hope to...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-28-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 35,665
Posted By Parkers
:thumb:Thanks.

:thumb:Thanks.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-28-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 35,665
Posted By Parkers
I looked for Zep today at Walmart. Couldn't find...

I looked for Zep today at Walmart. Couldn't find it in the section of floor waxes. Were do you get it? I can't wait to try it if I can find it. Thanks.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-27-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,786
Posted By Parkers
I agree 100% with this post. I figure my job is...

I agree 100% with this post. I figure my job is to stay between the lines and drive my coach and try not to worry about what everyone else is doing. The key is to drive your rig the speed you are...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-17-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,953
Posted By Parkers
Looks very nice and comfortable. I intend to do...

Looks very nice and comfortable. I intend to do the same thing after new carpet. Can't stand the original sofa for all the reasons stated. Just wondering if the original sofa had seat beats (ours...
Forum: Cummins Engines 05-16-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,316
Posted By Parkers
just wondering...what clogs the filters? Dirt? ...

just wondering...what clogs the filters? Dirt? Algae? Both? I understand condensation, but that wouldn't clog the filter or would it? It would seem that a sealed fuel tank would have very...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-11-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,939
Posted By Parkers
A dealer installed ours along with the brake/turn...

A dealer installed ours along with the brake/turn signal wiring and transmission pump. I think you could do it yourself if you have the patience and can follow directions. I get frustrated too easy...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-10-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,645
Posted By Parkers
Mike, my wife and I bought our first MH last...

Mike, my wife and I bought our first MH last fall....a 2002 Holiday Rambler Endeavor in the $50K ballpark. It is a 330 horsepower diesel pusher. 38' long with 2 slides. 55,000 miles and good...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-10-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,939
Posted By Parkers
We have a 38' HR Endeavor and a Cadillac CTS...

We have a 38' HR Endeavor and a Cadillac CTS toad. We use a Brake Buddy which installs in the floor between the seat and the brake pedal. It only takes 5 minutes or less to set it up. An indicator...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-05-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,882
Posted By Parkers
This is an excellent article. Answered all my...

This is an excellent article. Answered all my questions and points me in the right direction, since I am experiencing the same problems. Everyone having handling problems should read this article. ...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-24-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,858
Posted By Parkers
I was a prison warden in a max security prison...

I was a prison warden in a max security prison for 12 years before retiring. I was also a 3 pack a day smoker at one time. I gave inmates 1 year advance notice and went tobacco free. I had just...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-13-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By Parkers
I'll drink to that. No more Gatorade for me!

I'll drink to that. No more Gatorade for me!
Forum: Just Conversation 03-13-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,918
Posted By Parkers
We stayed at HoHum RV Park in Carrabelle in...

We stayed at HoHum RV Park in Carrabelle in January and going back in April. If you like shopping, putt putt, go carts and other tourist stuff this is probably not for you but it is quite and right...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-03-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Posted By Parkers
I am fairly new to RVing as well and I had the...

I am fairly new to RVing as well and I had the same problem with on a Holiday Rambler Endeavor, 2002. It has 55,000 miles but only about 400 hours on the generator, which is not many hours for a 10...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-21-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,561
Posted By Parkers
I am wondering how high it has to go before we...

I am wondering how high it has to go before we all park the motorhomes? I have already changed my behavior due to high gas prices, such as staying at home when I would really like to eat out and I...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-21-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 16,117
Posted By Parkers
Thanks again for all your information and tips. ...

Thanks again for all your information and tips. I think you are right on target and I can't wait to get started again. We bought our MoHo last fall and I only had time to do one side before winter...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-20-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 16,117
Posted By Parkers
Thank you for this information. I am in the...

Thank you for this information. I am in the process of removing oxidation and shining the finish on a 2002 HR Diplomat. It isn't completely dull but I think it is time to get all the old oxidation...
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