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Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-16-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 38,610
Posted By FL420
That's a great video you have put together Zip....

That's a great video you have put together Zip. [emoji106] I'm not any good with stills or videos but I can recognize good work.
Two things I really liked about the A-4E Mongoose at TOPGUN was the...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-16-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 38,610
Posted By FL420
The skipper of VF-151aboard the Midway in...

The skipper of VF-151aboard the Midway in 1971(you probably remember him FastEagle) was a test pilot in a previous posting. A few of us were hanging out in the Ready Room one day when the subject of...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-16-2021, 02:13 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 38,610
Posted By FL420
Actually, I have seen that video clip many times....

Actually, I have seen that video clip many times. As Transition Phase Leader for the West Coast F-4 RAG in charge of initial and recurrent training I taught many 2 week platform ground schools, gave...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-14-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 38,610
Posted By FL420
Thanks Stu. I appreciate your kind words. ...

Thanks Stu. I appreciate your kind words.


I think you are right about the downward ejecting seats. I understand those seats couldn't be used below a certain altitude. I'm sure there are some...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-14-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 432
Posted By FL420
If you're crawling behind the wheels to do...

If you're crawling behind the wheels to do anything with the ACD ramps you're doing it all wrong.[emoji41]
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Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-14-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 38,610
Posted By FL420
I didn't make it very clear that E-2s don't have...

I didn't make it very clear that E-2s don't have ejection seats, did I? On my first cruise an E-2 had a problem during or after the cat shot. IIRC, there may have been an onboard fire.
The aircraft...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-13-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 432
Posted By FL420
Check Craigslist. You might get lucky. ACDs are...

Check Craigslist. You might get lucky. ACDs are built like tanks.
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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-13-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,791
Posted By FL420
The max speed for straight line winds today in...

The max speed for straight line winds today in Estes Park, CO was 83 mph. The forecast was for possible 100+ mph. I imagine a few picnic tables got moved around.[emoji44]
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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-13-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 432
Posted By FL420
American Car Dolly. GVWR of 6500#. Best design,...

American Car Dolly. GVWR of 6500#. Best design, materials, construction. As a racer you will immediately recognize the quality and robustness of the steel and the welds. No thin wall round tubing or...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-13-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By FL420
I think Lowflyer1 nailed it. I occasionally have...

I think Lowflyer1 nailed it. I occasionally have the same problem when I shift my 2005 Monaco Knight, a sister ship to your Ambassador, out of Neutral.
Search the forum posts for "Nason" switch or...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-12-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 38,610
Posted By FL420
I just came across this video of an E-2C Hawkeye...

I just came across this video of an E-2C Hawkeye narrowly avoiding splashing after the #4 arresting wire aboard the USS Eisenhower (CVN-69) broke after slowing the aircraft below flying speed....
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-12-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By FL420
The 75 watt lamp in an 8 1/2" diameter aluminum...

The 75 watt lamp in an 8 1/2" diameter aluminum reflector is sold at Walmart, Amazon and just about any Farm & Ranch store sells them as heat lamps. They are available in different wattages.
I use a...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-11-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By FL420
I have a 2005 Monaco Knight. This subject has...

I have a 2005 Monaco Knight. This subject has been discussed on the forum just in the last few days.
https://www.irv2.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5589987

A few observations based on my...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-09-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By FL420
https://www.irv2.com/forums/showthread.php?p=50387...

https://www.irv2.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5038725


If you have a snap disc(switch) and it is located near where the one in my 2005 Monaco Knight is it will be hard to see and even harder to...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-08-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 21,273
Posted By FL420
That has been the practice in my family for as...

That has been the practice in my family for as long as I can remember. [emoji1783]
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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-05-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By FL420
Many of the stations I have fueled at are not...

Many of the stations I have fueled at are not level at the pumps. I have a simple bubble level stuck to the floor near my right foot which will tell me immediately if the fill port on the side next...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-05-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 21,273
Posted By FL420
And a marketing executive sees a glass half as...

And a marketing executive sees a glass half as big as he wants it to be.
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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-03-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,190
Posted By FL420
Edit the last sentence of post #32 as the stupid...

Edit the last sentence of post #32 as the stupid app is acting up.

Colleges and universities usually have shelters in their public buildings but they may be closed at night, be open only to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-03-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,190
Posted By FL420
Like PKI I grew up in Norman, OK until the late...

Like PKI I grew up in Norman, OK until the late 50s and spent many an hour, usually late at night, in backyard storm/bomb shelters, church basements or huddled in bathtubs and interior closets away...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-01-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 38,610
Posted By FL420
That's one good lookin' airplane, ain't...

That's one good lookin' airplane, ain't it?[emoji56]
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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-30-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,756
Posted By FL420
When I get 2 out of 3 to agree I keep 2 and...

When I get 2 out of 3 to agree I keep 2 and destroy the 3rd one before throwing it away so no one else will use it.
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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-28-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,756
Posted By FL420
How could I forget to mention the "snipes" who...

How could I forget to mention the "snipes" who ran and maintain our propulsion plants with their thirsty freshwater steam turbines. Sorry guys. Thanks to all you sailors for your hard work and years...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-28-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,756
Posted By FL420
Good to hear from you corgum13. Lots of zoomies...

Good to hear from you corgum13. Lots of zoomies on here (which is a good thing) but it's good to let them know some of the differences between Naval Air and Air Force. Flight deck FOD walkdowns and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-28-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By FL420
I solved the same problem on my Monaco with a 5...

I solved the same problem on my Monaco with a 5 amp TRIK-L-START. Inexpensive, reliable and a very easy install.[emoji106]
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Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 12-26-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 18,833
Posted By FL420
That must have been fun. I really enjoyed the...

That must have been fun. I really enjoyed the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario where they had 3 or 4 examples of those railroad worker movers along with all kinds of...
Forum: Just Conversation 12-24-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,153
Posted By FL420
Thanks for posting that powderman. I like Alan...

Thanks for posting that powderman. I like Alan Jackson but I love Allison Krauss and everything she's done. I hadn't heard that one before.[emoji847]
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Forum: Just Conversation 12-24-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 21,273
Posted By FL420
Hope it wasn't yours.[emoji56] [emoji40]

Hope it wasn't yours.[emoji56]
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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-23-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By FL420
A little explanation: I bought one several...

A little explanation:
I bought one several years ago very cheap right after Christmas. It worked great for a year. We are fulltimers so it saw a lot of use causing the plastic locking tabs to break...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-22-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By FL420
Shush.....[emoji2958] [emoji40]

Shush.....[emoji2958]
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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-22-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By FL420
On my '05 Knight the water heater fuse is #F22 on...

On my '05 Knight the water heater fuse is #F22 on the fuse panel co-located with the 120Vac circuit breakers in the bedroom subpanel.
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Forum: Just Conversation 12-22-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 21,273
Posted By FL420
"Like Will Rogers I never met a man I didn't...

"Like Will Rogers I never met a man I didn't like; however, I have met some I would rather not spend any more time with."
"His ego is unmatched by his ability."
"There's nothing wrong with him that...
Forum: Just Conversation 12-22-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 21,273
Posted By FL420
Many of you might find these misquotations...

Many of you might find these misquotations amusing.
https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Misquotations
I came across these while searching unsuccessfully for the MLB pitcher who said "Potential is a...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-22-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By FL420
I would imagine you have an Atwood GC10A-4E 10...

I would imagine you have an Atwood GC10A-4E 10 gallon or GC6A-4E 6 gallon water heater. If you have a motoraid system where engine coolant heats your fresh water you have a GCH10A-4E.[emoji848]...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-22-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By FL420
Here's a few before and after pics of the exact...

Here's a few before and after pics of the exact same repair I had to do on the left mirror on my '05 Knight. I ended up removing the old wooden dowels from the mounting holes. I cleaned up the holes,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-21-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By FL420
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Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-18-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By FL420
My 2005 Monaco Knight is on the RR8R chassis. I...

My 2005 Monaco Knight is on the RR8R chassis. I believe the 2006 Holiday Rambler is also on the RR8R chassis, not the RR4R.[emoji848]
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Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 12-18-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By FL420
I just had the DW driving the toad follow me. We...

I just had the DW driving the toad follow me. We used our cellphones on Bluetooth. When I told her my Pacbrake was on she told me my corner brake lights were on but the center brake light was off and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-18-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By FL420
Edit: The internally lighted two position rocker...

Edit: The internally lighted two position rocker switch illuminates when switched to the POWER position sending power to the snap switch. When the temperature at the snap switch drops to the lower...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-17-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By FL420
You are not wrong. If you are then we both are...

You are not wrong. If you are then we both are because that's the way mine works.[emoji1783]
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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-16-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By FL420
We were in the position y'all are in now 3 or 4...

We were in the position y'all are in now 3 or 4 years ago at about the same age. I too had never driven a Class A but did have a CDL B P2SM license for 16 years. The only real regret we have is we...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 12-16-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 38,610
Posted By FL420
Funny you should mention a Blue Angels watch. In...

Funny you should mention a Blue Angels watch. In the late 90s or early aughts I was perusing the Duty Free shop in the Aruba air terminal while our airplane was being refueled and reprovisioned for...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-16-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By FL420
I just came across these at Walmart. Couldn't...

I just came across these at Walmart. Couldn't pass them up.
They are thick rubber with round cleats on both sides. I almost needed some traction help yesterday in the toad.
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Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 12-16-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 18,833
Posted By FL420
Were you a Dirty Old Man even back then?[emoji56]...

Were you a Dirty Old Man even back then?[emoji56]
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Forum: Just Conversation 12-15-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 21,273
Posted By FL420
Recent evidence of the truth of that I'd say. ...

Recent evidence of the truth of that I'd say.
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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-15-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By FL420
Got them off Amazon. Mounting brackets and...

Got them off Amazon. Mounting brackets and hardware included. The tilt can be adjusted via the large mounting bolt but I found it unnecessary as it has a wide beam pattern.
I often use it while...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-14-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By FL420
The brochure for the 2006 Cheetah M-40PBQ says it...

The brochure for the 2006 Cheetah M-40PBQ says it is on the Roadmaster RR-4 chassis which has a 4 airbag suspension. The 8 airbag RR-8R or S chassis is much better IMHO.
The RR-4R chassis has had...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-14-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,756
Posted By FL420
Sorry, no. I have closely inspected thousands of...

Sorry, no. I have closely inspected thousands of tires over the years but wasn't checking for the name of the manufacturer. If I had to guess I would say they were made by the Lowest Bidder Tire...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-14-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,756
Posted By FL420
Many years ago one of my collateral duties in the...

Many years ago one of my collateral duties in the Maintenance Department of a fighter squadron was Quality Assurance Officer. I had a really great E-9 MCPO running the shop of 4 technicians. One of...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 12-14-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By FL420
One big advantage of the old, hard, hot in the...

One big advantage of the old, hard, hot in the summer sun playground equipment over the modern plastic equipment was it was much harder for the neighborhood vandals to set them on fire.[emoji35]...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-14-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By FL420
Six LEDs per front corner. Lights up the rocks...

Six LEDs per front corner. Lights up the rocks and stumps on the ground, the tree limbs and branches up above and everything in between. On Amazon for ~$20 plus the cost of a lighted rocker switch on...
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