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Forum: Vintage RV's 06-14-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 77,417
Posted By Railhead
Jumpsuits! Oh yes. Part of the uniform of the...

Jumpsuits! Oh yes. Part of the uniform of the 80ís. We wore white ones.
I have been following this post for a few years now.
Continue to inspire others. And consider it a labor of love no...
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 07-01-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 439
Posted By Railhead
The Speega :: 1994 Newmar Dutch Star

The Speega :: 1994 Newmar Dutch Star (2017-07-02 01:20:07)
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-01-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By Railhead
I would if I could, but it is 155 miles from me...

I would if I could, but it is 155 miles from me in the shop at the moment...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-01-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By Railhead
Wheelbase for chassis?

I've got a Spartan owners manual. (3 ring binder) I cannot locate a wheelbase spec. It is a Newmar 34 WBS2 DS DP 1994. Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-18-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By Railhead
Thanks. For the reply. I take delivery of it...

Thanks. For the reply. I take delivery of it Thursday. Hopefully there will be no hari kari involved.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-18-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By Railhead
I had fun with mine, and am awaiting delivery on...

I had fun with mine, and am awaiting delivery on a DP. Sold my Coronado to a "Burner". He will take it up to the playa at Black Rock for Burning Man ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-18-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By Railhead
What is it?

New to me, trying to understand what other people do. Tell me what are these 2 items in the165710165711 Thanks.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-12-2017, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By Railhead
I also own a 92 Coronado, but mine is the Chevy. ...

I also own a 92 Coronado, but mine is the Chevy. To the left of the drivers seat, behind the curtains for the front window, is the location of the "builders plate" I hope you are near civilization...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-12-2017, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By Railhead
Changed brands.

Hello, fellow travelers. Since I am inching my way to retirement, one of my assignments is to get my ducks in a row. One of my ducks is this. I have upgraded to a DP, and hope I made the right...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-11-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,026
Posted By Railhead
The fun part of this discussion is understanding...

The fun part of this discussion is understanding the meaning of what they are talking about.
According to my State of California Vehicle Code book.
362. Housecar is defined as " a motor vehicle...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-11-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 28,824
Posted By Railhead
aquote here The OPís question: Did you take SS...

aquote here The OPís question: Did you take SS benefits early and if so do you have regrets, is such a personal question that any answer has to be backed up with an explanation. For those who took SS...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-11-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,806
Posted By Railhead
Upgraded to a Spartan Chassis.....

....but I haven't collected it yet. 1994 Newmar Dutch Star. DS34WBS2 DP
Questions
1. which chassis exactly do I have? an MM or an IC?
2. it appears that according to the specs on the wall,...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-29-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By Railhead
Altitude is 7239 at the summit.

Altitude is 7239 at the summit.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-27-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By Railhead
no. Can't be towed flat. If you hit a squirrel,...

no. Can't be towed flat. If you hit a squirrel, figure on $3000 repair bill. :facepalm: I jest.. It was designed for 2 6' 3" 250# men. 6' 6' might be too big. These units will be extinct at the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-27-2017, 03:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By Railhead
Ha! I have one already. 2015 model...When I...

Ha! I have one already. 2015 model...When I retire next year it will be my toad. weighs 2000 lbs. has a range of 80 miles, that is enough for a day trip.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-27-2017, 02:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,547
Posted By Railhead
upgrade to DP? Newmar DP vs. Fleetwood gasser

I have a 1992 Fleetwood Coronado 34 foot 454 chevy. I am considering upgrading to a 1994 Newmar Dutch Star 34 5.9 Cummins. I see advantages, and disadvantages to both sides. I could use some real...
Forum: Revcon Owner's Forum 05-13-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,135
Posted By Railhead
....I drive by his store everyday on my way to...

....I drive by his store everyday on my way to work. I can check on the lug nuts for you...
Forum: Bus Conversions 04-05-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,257
Posted By Railhead
I'm still working on a result for you. From what...

I'm still working on a result for you. From what I have determined, your coach would be the 12th from the last one made (538 to last 550). Unknown who had it yet.. my records run out at 505.
Forum: Bus Conversions 04-05-2017, 02:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,257
Posted By Railhead
I forgot to mention. The A/C won't run by itself....

I forgot to mention. The A/C won't run by itself. The engine needs to be operating for the A/C to work.
Forum: Bus Conversions 04-04-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,257
Posted By Railhead
And I would check to make sure those windows...

And I would check to make sure those windows don't leak.
Forum: Bus Conversions 04-04-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,257
Posted By Railhead
That actually looks like an MCC. A conversion...

That actually looks like an MCC. A conversion done to make the 7 look newer. In the 80's. the MC8 and MC9. Made the 7 look old. MCC refreshed the appearance of the coach. Arizona Southern, Nevada...
Forum: Bus Conversions 04-04-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,257
Posted By Railhead
Show me a photo of the dash/ drivers area. Let's...

Show me a photo of the dash/ drivers area. Let's see what you have. On the 7 left side there are a row of toggle switches. In the center was a rotary dial that adjusted the interior air temp. Next...
Forum: Bus Conversions 04-03-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,257
Posted By Railhead
MC7 challenger? You have a sightseer bus.. It...

MC7 challenger? You have a sightseer bus.. It will be hotter than blazes in the summer. When I used to drive one similar to yours, we had plastic caps that fit over the windows on the inside. For...
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 10-20-2016, 01:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 719
Posted By Railhead
Hotel Del :: 1992 Fleetwood Coronado

1992 Fleetwood Coronado (2016-10-20 07:31:53)
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-19-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 23,020
Posted By Railhead
Great news. Have fun.

Great news. Have fun.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-15-2016, 02:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 23,020
Posted By Railhead
Mine also is a 92. 33. I have awnings on all the...

Mine also is a 92. 33. I have awnings on all the windows, same color as yours. Mind saying what it cost? My vin is 500. I gave $6700 for it. 71,000. Miles. Has bus mirrors on it. Gets 8 mpg. New...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-14-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 23,020
Posted By Railhead
Ok, then. Mine must be different than yours. ...

Ok, then. Mine must be different than yours.
The PO modified mine with some options I liked, so that I why I chose the Coronado.
Where are you? I still have some repair work on the hydrovac...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-13-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 23,020
Posted By Railhead
Re-read and more answers

I will ask you to get 2 12 volt marine batteries. 2 6 volt won't be any use. The intended design of the system is 1 12 battery for the vehicle. 2 12 volt batteries for the house. 3 altogether. Try...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-13-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 23,020
Posted By Railhead
Thread still alive

Hello. This is the ghost of Coronados past... (Do they believe me?)
Welcome aboard! I just went and got a brand new fridge, so it's all good.
I am not any expert in repairing these, but you might...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-03-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,682
Posted By Railhead
1992 Fleetwood Coronado 61,000. (still working...

1992 Fleetwood Coronado 61,000. (still working on my 2nd retirement) give me time...
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-30-2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,134
Posted By Railhead
I'm happy to see at least one other Coronado...

I'm happy to see at least one other Coronado owner on here. :thumb: I have a 1992, and it has a punch card too. I'm waiting on a new refrigerator, then a left front air bag. Good luck with yours. ...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-29-2016, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By Railhead
I'll give everyone an update. My friend Dave has...

I'll give everyone an update. My friend Dave has not yet taken delivery of the unit yet. I wanted some cannon fodder to get him set up and running on the right path. Thanks to those of you who...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-25-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17,161
Views: 1,185,883
Posted By Railhead
which we found

which we found
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-25-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By Railhead
Getting a friend into RVing

A friend of mine gave up looking for RV's for a while due to some medical issues. His wife found out I had recently bought an old used unit for cheap. (1992 Fleetwood Coronado with the 454 for...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-20-2016, 02:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By Railhead
I know of a bridge in Foresthill that I can sell...

I know of a bridge in Foresthill that I can sell you...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-20-2016, 02:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,517
Posted By Railhead
If you want to do some research, follow this...

If you want to do some research, follow this link. Everyone who owns a truck has an opinion. spend some time watching some of these videos.
2016 Gold Hitch Awards: GMC Canyon Duramax Diesel is...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 06-19-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,309
Posted By Railhead
I had an old bus with an Allison VS-2...

I had an old bus with an Allison VS-2 transmission. Instead of using transmission fluid, we ran straight 30 weight oil. YMMV It was statistically proven that the oil in the transmissions of our...
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-19-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 77,417
Posted By Railhead
I've been lurking, and enjoying following the...

I've been lurking, and enjoying following the story. Thanks for all the updates and photos. :popcorn:
Forum: Just Conversation 06-19-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 32,518
Views: 1,796,754
Posted By Railhead
Force Air Force John?

Force
Air Force




John?
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-19-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 720
Posted By Railhead
Pace Arrow off road test

The Sportsmobile van takes on a Pace Arrow (with a BIG block) in this episode. I hope you enjoy it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF4paczPcf0
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-19-2016, 02:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 18,804
Posted By Railhead
I always called these coaches "anteaters" when I...

I always called these coaches "anteaters" when I saw them on the road. We even had one that was configured as a bus. Fun times. Thanks for the memory jolt!
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 06-13-2016, 03:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 682
Posted By Railhead
Mike & Sons Truck repair. between 65th and Power...

Mike & Sons Truck repair. between 65th and Power Inn.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-11-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 23,020
Posted By Railhead
849 days later, I'm updating this post. I bought...

849 days later, I'm updating this post. I bought a Coronado, but now it needs a fridge. what size is it?
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-29-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Railhead
Correction!

I must have been tired. I bought a Fleetwood Coronado. I said Bounder, thinking of what a friend once told me. "Bound Brook? Why would anyone go to Bound Brook?
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 05-29-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By Railhead
New (Vintage) Fleetwood Coronado

First trip in the "Hotel Del" Coronado.https://www.irv2.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=128535&d=1464541574
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 05-29-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,775
Posted By Railhead
Ha! Try squeezing into a teardrop with your...

Ha! Try squeezing into a teardrop with your wife! We didn't kill each other. She got a hotel room after the 3 day of rain.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-29-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Railhead
128535 here it is.

128535 here it is.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-29-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Railhead
Shakedown/Breakdown Trip

My new to me 92 Bounder and I went off on a trial run last Wednesday.

It was a mess. DW didn't understand the message on where to meet me. So she didn't make the trip.:confused: I have a list...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-23-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,247
Posted By Railhead
I have heard that LED lights create additional...

I have heard that LED lights create additional static on the AM radio band. Can anyone confirm this?
I need to listen to AM radio in case the aliens return to claim Art Bell. Or George Norry....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-19-2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,333
Posted By Railhead
I'm unavailable for the next 72 hours, and I'm...

I'm unavailable for the next 72 hours, and I'm unsure how to send a pm on this forum. I will get an answer tomorrow. Thank you
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