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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-30-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,823
Posted By VSPA
Just started using 303. Like the finish better...

Just started using 303. Like the finish better than the shiny varieties.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-16-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,757
Posted By VSPA
My only experience with a full wall slide is with...

My only experience with a full wall slide is with a 2013 Thor. Nothing but trouble from the start and continued to be so for the 4 months I owned and it stayed in the shop attempting to repair it...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-12-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By VSPA
It's time to close this thread, but wanted to say...

It's time to close this thread, but wanted to say thanks to all for the replies on my tire question. As of this moment the Toyos are a "defionate maybe"..
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-05-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By VSPA
Thanks, verifies my thoughts. For years I've run...

Thanks, verifies my thoughts. For years I've run Michelins and replaced the front with two new Michelins a couple of months ago and due to not wanting to spend for all at one time, regretfully put...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-04-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By VSPA
Thanks for the responses. The Michelin Dealer...

Thanks for the responses.
The Michelin Dealer which replaced my fronts 3 months ago also carries the Toyos. Total price of about $50 to 75 less per tire. As we are occasional RVers and don't put...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-04-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By VSPA
Tire Help

Needing help on tires. The tires on the rear of my unit are now 6 plus years old and even though low mileage they are showing heavy weather cracking from outdoor storage and I have been advised to...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 05-23-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By VSPA
After 22+ years in the Air Force, including a...

After 22+ years in the Air Force, including a tour in Nam in '68 as a Security Police grunt, I appreciate the stated rules as I had high enough ASVAB scores to take advantage of them. I do admit, I...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 03-28-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,976
Posted By VSPA
Unfortunately, you are probably correct. ...

Unfortunately, you are probably correct. "Sprayed and betrayed".
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-17-2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,457
Posted By VSPA
I've got a '14 Ir=tasca 35F and I have a storage...

I've got a '14 Ir=tasca 35F and I have a storage compartment that allows me to carry an 8 ft stepladder.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-15-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,244
Posted By VSPA
I'm going through a goat rope with the VA...

I'm going through a goat rope with the VA currently. The latter part of '18 my kidneys started failing and I ended up on dialysis by February 2019. The VA has done all my kidney workups but still...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-05-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 44,469
Posted By VSPA
Best mod ever was on the payments. I paid it...

Best mod ever was on the payments. I paid it off.:rofl:
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 05-26-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,615
Posted By VSPA
I've had both the Vortec 8.1 and three different...

I've had both the Vortec 8.1 and three different V10s in class a units. Got about the same mileage. 7.5 8.5 from both and that's doing 62 to 65 on cruise. Only one that showed a big difference was...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-17-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,932
Posted By VSPA
BT 380 for daytime use as it's very concealable...

BT 380 for daytime use as it's very concealable and a 9mm as a nightstand gun.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-19-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By VSPA
Roadside service?

Needing advice. Mid July I am due to renew my Good Sam Roadside Service policy. In the just over 30 years of RVing, and at least 20 with GS roadside service coverage from GS, got to admit I've been...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 04-14-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By VSPA
Phoenix has had one of the worst VA records...

Phoenix has had one of the worst VA records going. I'd do a lot of checking before moving there.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 03-29-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,530
Posted By VSPA
Same Here!

Same Here!
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 03-28-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,530
Posted By VSPA
Blu-rah!

Blu-rah!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-14-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,912
Posted By VSPA
Have had a 27 ft Vista and now a 35F Itasca with...

Have had a 27 ft Vista and now a 35F Itasca with the 3 valve Ford. Both have done well with towing either a dolly with a Focus or a two axle car trailer with a '65 Mustang. 9 not towing on the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-17-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 68,034
Posted By VSPA
I came to the conclusion the first time I ended...

I came to the conclusion the first time I ended up with wheels off the ground that it was not a good idea. I could feel the unit rocking. I started carrying a double set of the orange Lynx blocks. ...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 12-25-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 96,737
Posted By VSPA
50 years ago, Great Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the base
not a VC was stirring, not even a trace;
My rifle was propped on the guard shack with care
In hopes that Charlie would not be near; . ....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-20-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,850
Posted By VSPA
In my much younger years, we drove from can until...

In my much younger years, we drove from can until can't. Now 200 to 250 per day generally on cruise control set between 60 to 62. Have learned to enjoy the trup as well as the destination.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-10-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By VSPA
21/22 YO when I was there in '68, and over the...

21/22 YO when I was there in '68, and over the past year, too many times of feeling old!:):)
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-09-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By VSPA
Those who would take a knee during the Pledge ar...

Those who would take a knee during the Pledge ar those whom I feel would take a knee if the face of an enemy!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,428
Posted By VSPA
Years ago I had to buy an extension for 30 amp...

Years ago I had to buy an extension for 30 amp and used it one time. Some time later I stumbled upon a new 50 in a garage sale at a good price. Though never used, it's stored in the rv for...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-17-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By VSPA
Not yet, but I'm waiting on confirmation of an...

Not yet, but I'm waiting on confirmation of an appointment with that department and one to schedule the placement of the access. I do have a positive attitude and am continuing with my life. Going...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-17-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By VSPA
Thanks for the feedback, I can use all that I can...

Thanks for the feedback, I can use all that I can get. Currently my first consideration is Hemodialysis and have it done at a center. I have a rare form of the disease called Fibrillary...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-17-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By VSPA
Thanks Gary! In the dark recesses of my mind I...

Thanks Gary! In the dark recesses of my mind I figured that it would be difficult at best and would have to limit trips to long weekends.
Forum: Just Conversation 10-15-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By VSPA
Health Issues!

I am not sure where this should go, mabe we need a health issues section. I'm not looking to start an "Oh woe is me" thread, but I'm in the need for some info on my developing health issues. Of my...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 09-24-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By VSPA
Wish I could be of help, but I made the decision...

Wish I could be of help, but I made the decision years ago to pack the RV for year round travel whether is was a weekender or a long road trip, summer or winter travel. All I can really suggest,...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 09-12-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 96,737
Posted By VSPA
Just over 2/3 of the way through my tour of Nam!

Just over 2/3 of the way through my tour of Nam!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-26-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 16,619
Posted By VSPA
Did a little open air and under a tarp camping...

Did a little open air and under a tarp camping when I was much younger. Our active RVing started started while I was still on active duty in the Air Force primarily to act as a weekend getaway and a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-16-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 18,127
Posted By VSPA
When I was much younger, especially before I...

When I was much younger, especially before I retired in 2005, we drove at and quite often about 5 mph above the posted speed limit and from can to can't. When I retired, especially after the second...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-15-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 25,708
Posted By VSPA
I've always had gassers, starting with a new 1987...

I've always had gassers, starting with a new 1987 National RV Toyota based Dolphin a 31 ft Ford powered Class C and five Class As later, if I count the piece of garbage Thor we owned for about 3...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 05-09-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 96,737
Posted By VSPA
Just over a third of the way through my tour with...

Just over a third of the way through my tour with the 377th Security Police Sq at TSN AB, RVN.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 05-05-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,303
Posted By VSPA
The worst chow hall food I ever ate was at the...

The worst chow hall food I ever ate was at the Security Police chow hall at TSN AB, RVN from Dec '67 to Dec '68. My worst memory was biting into a big piece of batter covered fried chicken and...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 04-09-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By VSPA
Right now with health issues, "my bucket has a...

Right now with health issues, "my bucket has a whole in it, don't work no more" as the lyrics of a song from our youth stated. Hopefully by mid may to early June we will get the beast on the road...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 03-29-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By VSPA
TSN AB, RVN, 377th Security Police. 12/67-12/68

TSN AB, RVN, 377th Security Police. 12/67-12/68
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 03-29-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By VSPA
Thank you for the posting. This past January...

Thank you for the posting. This past January 30th marked my 50th Anniversary of getting to observe the Vietnamese New Year. Welcome Home to all who served.

Marching into the Wall Memorial for...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 03-24-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 96,737
Posted By VSPA
Fifty years ago on Jan 30th, 1968 I was getting...

Fifty years ago on Jan 30th, 1968 I was getting myself ready to observe the Vietnamese New Years festivities.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 02-22-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,281
Posted By VSPA
As a retiree, I keep both feet in the fire. Even...

As a retiree, I keep both feet in the fire. Even though I have a 70% disability, if I'm not happy with the VA service, I go Medicare/Tricare and on a couple of occasions while living in Vegas, I...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 02-22-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,281
Posted By VSPA
Badd andy, You forget the VA's unspoken motto! ...

Badd andy, You forget the VA's unspoken motto! If we delay their car long enough, they will die and we won't have to pay unapproved benefits!
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 02-11-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,794
Posted By VSPA
Fond memories of the RF4s while at TSN AB during...

Fond memories of the RF4s while at TSN AB during my 1968 visits. The F4s we
re the bird of the day. One of the 07s I met while on post at 7th lost his life in one. Years later while going to the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-10-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,772
Posted By VSPA
I try to do the good ole' military inspired...

I try to do the good ole' military inspired periodic maintenance monthly, but after getting my disconnect problem corrected and now being down with a compression fracture of the T12 vertebra, did T11...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-10-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,772
Posted By VSPA
Check out your system first. My horror story is...

Check out your system first. My horror story is that after multiple 12V coach battery failures over the past several months I replaced with Interstate at the recommendation of the RV shop but was...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 02-10-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,794
Posted By VSPA
Very good, I had not heard that one before!

Very good, I had not heard that one before!
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 02-08-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,794
Posted By VSPA
We used a variation of that in that "without us,...

We used a variation of that in that "without us, the Air Force would be the world's largest unscheduled airline"
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 02-01-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,794
Posted By VSPA
Been a lot of years, '83 to 85 during the near...

Been a lot of years, '83 to 85 during the near end of my 8 year break when I went back on active duty and I only worked on an Aim 9 on one occasion in tech school as most of that was relegated to the...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 02-01-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,794
Posted By VSPA
Although the majority of my 21+ year was 3 in...

Although the majority of my 21+ year was 3 in Security Police and 17 years Accounting and Finance, mostly Military pay, but on a long break in active duty service, I spent two years as a BB Stacker...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-02-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 26,416
Posted By VSPA
I spent too many years driving from can to can't....

I spent too many years driving from can to can't. I'm now retired and subscribe to the Retiree's Workweek, 6 Saturdays followed by a Sunday. Since purchasing our current RV, a 2014 Itasca 35F with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By VSPA
My error, thanks for the catch. I failed to...

My error, thanks for the catch. I failed to mention that I leave it running once I get it to the house for that amount of time or longer as I'm also running the genny at the same time to check it as...
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