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Forum: Solo RV'ers 10-12-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 516,515
Posted By SteveCal
Sorry for your loss Randy. I think it takes time...

Sorry for your loss Randy. I think it takes time and maybe even another person to get over the loneliness. It is a little difficult to push ahead with planning at this point. She hasn't been gone a...
Forum: Jayco Owner's Forum 10-12-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 900
Posted By SteveCal
Never mind. There has been a change in plans....

Never mind. There has been a change in plans. Looks like I'm going with pick up and travel trailer.
Forum: Solo RV'ers 10-12-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 516,515
Posted By SteveCal
Thank you for the reply NY. Yes, I am ready fir...

Thank you for the reply NY. Yes, I am ready fir the road. Been tenting and rving for (geeze) 50 years now. So I have somewhat of a grasp on whats happening on the road (and in the woods).

After...
Forum: Solo RV'ers 10-11-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 516,515
Posted By SteveCal
Suddenly Solo in NW Florida.

My beautiful bride of 48 years passed away October 1. We were between motorhomes and planning on a lot of road time with a new unit. Then illness struck. I find it somewhat difficult to plan for...
Forum: Jayco Owner's Forum 10-10-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 900
Posted By SteveCal
Considering ReadHawk 22j

I am seriously considering buying a ReadHawk 22j. I am now single (Widowed) and looking forward to getting back on the road.

From what I have read and seen on the net the RedHawk 22j would...
Forum: Florida Cooters 06-11-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,228
Posted By SteveCal
Trip planning site?

I have been out of the loop the past couple years due to health. Now I'm about ready to head out again but can't find my trip planning site. I used to use "rvtrips.com/trip planner". Can't find it....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-23-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,753
Posted By SteveCal
No owners manual with the truck.

No owners manual with the truck.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-23-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,753
Posted By SteveCal
Towing S10 backwards on dolly?

Greetings. I have searched high-n-low. Even asked a "Technician" at a dealership. Searched the web. No answer.

I understand I cannot flat tow my 1992 Chevy S10, V6, Automatic.

My question is...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-09-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,167
Posted By SteveCal
Well, I'm back after spending quality time with...

Well, I'm back after spending quality time with some nice doctors and other medical types.

O.K. Back to the step problem.
Changing out the magnet on the door and frame was a real treat. Must...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-06-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,167
Posted By SteveCal
And Brock wins the turkey. The man at Kwicky...

And Brock wins the turkey.

The man at Kwicky said if the steps run backwards, replace the magnetic switch on the door frame. Like it says in the manual?

He also said, "Do not use WD-40 or...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-25-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,167
Posted By SteveCal
O.K. Folks. First, thanks for the replies. All...

O.K. Folks. First, thanks for the replies. All the mechanicals are O.K. Properyly lubed and operating.

Now. I found the problem is when the door is moved to open the motor is trying to do the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-25-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,167
Posted By SteveCal
I know this is going to get edited.:cool: I...

I know this is going to get edited.:cool: I originally titled this 'My thingy won't go in and out.' :whistling:But it got changed.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-25-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,167
Posted By SteveCal
My steps won't go in and out.

I'm having fits with the entry steps on my 2005 Fleetwood Southwind. Two trips ago the would not go out when we got to our destination. Got home and got them working. All I can figure is I must have...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-28-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,860
Posted By SteveCal
2005 Fleetwood Southwind, 8.1 Chevy, flat towing...

2005 Fleetwood Southwind, 8.1 Chevy, flat towing a 1991 Dodge Dakota (2600# dry) and really don't notice much of a difference towing or not. Pretty much stays in the 7.8 to 8.0 mpg range @ 62 mph.
...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-28-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By SteveCal
Well. They've closed the bridges so no more...

Well. They've closed the bridges so no more 'slip-n-slide' show. Watched the snow for a few minutes. Then tried to figure out "why" I was watching the snow. Going to bed.
Forum: Just Conversation 01-28-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By SteveCal
I'm watching "Florida Drivers On Ice." What a...

I'm watching "Florida Drivers On Ice." What a hoot. Almost better than Bugs Bunny.
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 01-11-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,450
Posted By SteveCal
I see commercial trucks with the 8.1 with over...

I see commercial trucks with the 8.1 with over 250.000 to 300.000 miles and still going fine. They get more abuse in a commercial vehicle than in any motorhome. Industries have demanded manufacturers...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-11-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,225
Posted By SteveCal
My owners manual says "Do Not...

My owners manual says "Do Not Lubricate."
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-11-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,141
Posted By SteveCal
2005 Southwind. 77.776.5 miles. Never used the...

2005 Southwind. 77.776.5 miles. Never used the lock bars.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-08-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,944
Posted By SteveCal
My little lovely sits in the right seat and keeps...

My little lovely sits in the right seat and keeps quiet whenever the coach is backing. Otherwise the coach stops until she finishes her comment(s). And I do just fine. Thank you.

I even backed out...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-08-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,739
Posted By SteveCal
Tabasco Sauce. Red or Green works for us. I run a...

Tabasco Sauce. Red or Green works for us. I run a thread thru a cotton ball. Put some Tabasco on the cotton ball. Don't saturate it so it drips. Several drops will do. Don't want it so strong you can...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-05-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,606
Posted By SteveCal
I call BS on this one. Being bored and feeling...

I call BS on this one. Being bored and feeling like taking the hot rod out, Son #2 and I went out to I-10 and went from the 84 mile marker to the 70 mile marker. (Me driving and him viewing/matching)...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-30-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,388
Posted By SteveCal
Thank you - Thank you - Thank you. Like a candy...

Thank you - Thank you - Thank you. Like a candy store for old RV guys.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-30-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,388
Posted By SteveCal
Ohhhhhhh. I don't even care about the...

Ohhhhhhh. I don't even care about the break-ability of it. I AM going to have a ceramic coffee cup. Coffee from plastic or Styrofoam cups sux:eek: and is classless:popcorn:. Well, I may be classless...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-26-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,388
Posted By SteveCal
Good suggestion John. I'll do that in the morning.

Good suggestion John. I'll do that in the morning.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-26-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,312
Posted By SteveCal
BJ. You down here? Steve.

BJ. You down here? Steve.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-26-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,831
Posted By SteveCal
Shore power = Unit plugged into a stationary...

Shore power = Unit plugged into a stationary source as at the dock, campground, power pole at the house, cetra..

Our 05 Southwind on shore power will run zone one or zone two AC but not both at...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-26-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,388
Posted By SteveCal
Can't believe I broke that one.

I was replacing burned out and weak light bulbs thru-out our 2005 Southwind 32VS. There are approx. 18 light fixtures including topside and basement. Only TWO light covers are glass. So take a wild...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-06-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By SteveCal
Received the new ABS sensor from OEM and...

Received the new ABS sensor from OEM and installed it. Light is still on so he said to read the other sensors. So. Something to do this week. Hope its just one more bad sensor. This part changing...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-29-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By SteveCal
All the above. Or. The controller (the black box...

All the above. Or. The controller (the black box bolted to the top bracket with all the wires coming out of it) needs replacing. Simple job. How do I know? Same story. Now they work properly.

The...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-25-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By SteveCal
Thanks Ramblin. Ya'll are a great help on this...

Thanks Ramblin. Ya'll are a great help on this forum.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-25-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By SteveCal
Ah-ha. Where did you go to find the part number...

Ah-ha. Where did you go to find the part number Ramblin?
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-25-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By SteveCal
It has had the recall done. I just found the...

It has had the recall done. I just found the sensor is melted apart. Not broken. Now I need a part number. My AutoZone buddy says they have then but he could use the part number.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,553
Posted By SteveCal
And to continue..............

2005 Southwind. Steps will not extend. I removed the mentioned pin. The steps move freely. The step light comes on. The trouble shooting light indicates no power to the motor from the plastic item...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 09-15-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,312
Posted By SteveCal
And they have a couple MWR fellas there that will...

And they have a couple MWR fellas there that will take you out fishing in the bay or the gulf at reasonable prices. There is going to be a late Redfish season this year. The entire month of October I...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-04-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,850
Posted By SteveCal
That was a good four day week end. But, all my...

That was a good four day week end. But, all my week ends are four day nowadays. Relaxed. Did a little metal detecting. Had supper with friends. I had never had canned cornmeal biscuits. They were...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-26-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,361
Posted By SteveCal
WOW! Don't know how you came to that conclusion....

WOW! Don't know how you came to that conclusion. But. I will have nothing but a Fleetwood motor home until something better comes along. Our 2005 Southwind has been "used" and extensively road...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-26-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,850
Posted By SteveCal
So, where ya camping/traveling this week end?

Thursday we are headed to Open Pond Campground in the Conechu National Forest (lower Alabama). Be back Sunday or Monday or.......

Grandkids were jumping up and down about going camping with...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-18-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By SteveCal
Thank you Hooligan. With what you guys have said...

Thank you Hooligan. With what you guys have said I will be more comfortable using the machine. I'm shopping now for an O2 machine to keep in the MH. I wonder if Medicaid will pay for one? Medicaid is...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-18-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By SteveCal
Thank you Don. I'll look into finding a...

Thank you Don. I'll look into finding a concentrator to keep in the MH. Like you I don't care to lug this one in and out.
Forum: Just Conversation 08-18-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By SteveCal
Oxygen use in MH?

I recently acquired a health issue that has me sleeping with an O2 Concentrator (?) hose stuck up my nose. Nurse put a sign in the bedroom window, "No smoking or fire. O2 in use." Something like...
Forum: Florida Cooters 08-17-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,322
Posted By SteveCal
We live near DeFuniak Springs. Love Open Pond...

We live near DeFuniak Springs. Love Open Pond Campground in the Coneche National Forest just north of Paxton and not far from Crestview. Hook ups, pretty level sites. Dump station. $8.00 with Old...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-17-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By SteveCal
WorkHorse chassis. I'll see if I can find and...

WorkHorse chassis. I'll see if I can find and inspect the sensors and inspect wires. Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-17-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By SteveCal
ABS indicator light.

2005 Southwind 32vs. The ABS indicator light came on on our return trip from Virginia to Florida. Brakes work just fine. After taking 'stuff' out of the MH when we got back I drove down our road and...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-16-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By SteveCal
Open Pond campground in the Coneche National...

Open Pond campground in the Coneche National Forest in southern Alabama 18 miles south of Andalusia. Google it. We love it there. One draw back for some folks is difficulty getting phone and tv...
Forum: Boondocking 08-13-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,387
Posted By SteveCal
Been on sand but never lowered the tire pressure....

Been on sand but never lowered the tire pressure. Don't see the benefit. And I don't want sand getting between the tire bead and rim while the pressure is low.
Forum: Just Conversation 08-13-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By SteveCal
Yep. Same here. I appreciate the information...

Yep. Same here. I appreciate the information people freely share here. Has helped me with the purchase and some problems on my coach. Its a pain in the XXX when you don't have a manual for the unit...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-11-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,281
Posted By SteveCal
I'm really curious about number nine? Just where...

I'm really curious about number nine? Just where was the camera?
Forum: Just Conversation 08-11-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By SteveCal
What is a Garmin? I also use real maps.

What is a Garmin? I also use real maps.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-08-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By SteveCal
Correction. Weighing over 1500 pounds. I was...

Correction. Weighing over 1500 pounds. I was thinking of my towed as I typed, 1991 Dodge Dakota 2640 pounds.
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