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Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 06-25-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,306
Posted By rmbarr
Home Depot, Lowes. may not be the same...

Home Depot, Lowes. may not be the same manufacture but a similar slide may only require different wood screw holes.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 06-24-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,306
Posted By rmbarr
Drawer slides

I just replaced the very same drawer slides on the same coach. I thought I could fix the slides, however I found a worn plastic retaining tab that I could not correct nor modify. My solution was to...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 04-28-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By rmbarr
Sickens paint

Just yesterday I received a bottle of touch up paint from API Oregon for a 2006 CC. Very prompt, and it matches perfectly. I certainly supplied the paint code. Their on the web, or call...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-22-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,842
Posted By rmbarr
Looks to me as someone tried to kill the...

Looks to me as someone tried to kill the transmission with a Samurai.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-11-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,854
Posted By rmbarr
Be sure and check the Cargo Carrying Capacity of...

Be sure and check the Cargo Carrying Capacity of the Sprinter chassis. My limited research indicates it is somewhat limiting.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-11-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By rmbarr
Silver Cove RV Park is a very nice park 9 miles...

Silver Cove RV Park is a very nice park 9 miles up Hwy 504 on the way to Mt. St Helens. You could see most of the highlites in one day. Its is about 40 miles from Silver Cove to the Mtn. Its a good...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-30-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,707
Posted By rmbarr
I would also recommend that before you actually...

I would also recommend that before you actually hand money over for the auto, be sure to open the glove box and pull out the vehicles owners manual and read the "towing requirements". I've...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-29-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,707
Posted By rmbarr
We have been using our 2007 Jeep liberty,...

We have been using our 2007 Jeep liberty, automatic and 4wd flat towed for several years and think it is ideal. Short, light weight and not to expensive. Please note that you will have to buy a tow...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-20-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,005
Posted By rmbarr
There are lots of BLM sites. The ones we have...

There are lots of BLM sites. The ones we have used for several years, turn North on 95 towards Parker, in 3 to 5 miles on the right you will see hundreds of RV's. Just pull in and find a place to...
Forum: Northwest Region 01-15-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,727
Posted By rmbarr
Clyde Holliday park would be a nice place to stay...

Clyde Holliday park would be a nice place to stay until you find a suitable boondock site. Maybe 20 miles fron the Fossil Beds. The Cowboy Diner previously posted is located south of Silver Lake...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-12-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,274
Posted By rmbarr
One must be careful with a subject like this, it...

One must be careful with a subject like this, it is often interpretated as who's wife is prettier.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-11-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,274
Posted By rmbarr
I am sure you will get lots of posts on how a...

I am sure you will get lots of posts on how a diesel coach "engine brakes". There basically two different types of diesel braking, neither has to do with the transmission. Although down shifting can...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-02-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,754
Posted By rmbarr
Dynamax

We have used our 2015 for almost 2 years now, and are very pleased. I think the dealer prep and setup is extremely important.
You can find other information and opinions on Forestriver Forums, where...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-26-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,259
Posted By rmbarr
If tire chains would even fit a MH, how many...

If tire chains would even fit a MH, how many actually carry a set?
Forum: Canada Region 10-25-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,074
Posted By rmbarr
Have done the advised route several times in the...

Have done the advised route several times in the past years. With the bad road conditions of I5 Scaramento to Stockton, on recommendations from some, tried Hwy 99. In my opinion "not a good...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 10-25-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,886
Posted By rmbarr
DEF expiration

From my read of the DEF manufactures, the DEF really does not have an "Expiration Date", and will only be consumed at a higher than normal rate due to aging. That being said, prudence would pay...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-18-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,181
Posted By rmbarr
Canadian inspections

Traveled by RV twice to Alaska with Shotgun and $25 registration. Yes, they all wanted to check the serial number, and make sure ammunition was stored seperately. Our biggest complaint was with the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 05-23-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,881
Posted By rmbarr
DEF is clear with out a distingusable odor ( at...

DEF is clear with out a distingusable odor ( at least to me). I do notice that it will form crystals when exposed to air. ( notably around the fill port when over filled).
Be cautious as it is...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-24-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By rmbarr
Coming from the South, I would take 20 from...

Coming from the South, I would take 20 from Corvallis to Newport then North on 101 to Lincoln City. They have improved 20, and the 101 drive is quite scenic, and a good drive.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-20-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By rmbarr
We have also stayed in Apgar C.G. with our 36'...

We have also stayed in Apgar C.G. with our 36' MH, and consider it one of the worst facilities for a MH that we have experienced.
That said, it is probably considered nice for tent or small (less...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 04-14-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By rmbarr
Just stand back in case the toilet runs...

Just stand back in case the toilet runs backwards.....lol
Forum: Cummins Engines 04-14-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,998
Posted By rmbarr
My un-conventual method is in going down hill...

My un-conventual method is in going down hill with exhaust brake in either mode, find the speed that the braking will maintain relative constant speed, then change (either low or high), then change...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-03-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,207
Posted By rmbarr
RV acronyms

Is there a list of descriptions of what RV manufactures use as acronyms.
Is it something described by the RV industry, or is each manufacture on there own for designition. Some of the lettering kind...
Forum: New Member Check-In 02-22-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By rmbarr
Just make sure you are as far to the left in your...

Just make sure you are as far to the left in your lane as possible and shoot for the far left of the lane you are turning right into. After a couple of these turns you will see how much room on the...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-21-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,115
Posted By rmbarr
Forest River had a Dynamax Forum where you can...

Forest River had a Dynamax Forum where you can read posts by Dynamax owners.
I think you will find most are very pleased, although, you will also see some of the issues.
You will also find the...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-07-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By rmbarr
Thanks for all the good recommendations. Maybe...

Thanks for all the good recommendations. Maybe we will meet you at a future wine tasting. Thanks again....Bob
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-06-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By rmbarr
RVing and Wine

Am planning a week or two of RVing in CA and looking for some recommendations for some good RV Resorts/Parks within Wine Country.
Our plan would be too stay at the Resort/Park and do 3 or 4 days of...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-03-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,413
Posted By rmbarr
Tried Les Schwabs tires after using Michelins....

Tried Les Schwabs tires after using Michelins. Could not tell any ride difference on a Class A, however I did save substancial dollars even after applying FMCA discounts.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-08-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,239
Posted By rmbarr
Just my opinion, but we traded a nice DP for a...

Just my opinion, but we traded a nice DP for a Super C primarily for 2 reasons. Safety and Maintenance. After 15,000 miles in the Super C proved it was the right choice for us. The ride is a little...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-03-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,160
Posted By rmbarr
Your power pole means the service pedestal ? ...

Your power pole means the service pedestal ? Check your circuit breakers. Do you have a surge protector in line.?
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-03-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,545
Posted By rmbarr
Duo-Vac Alternator ?

We lost an alternator on our 2006 Itasca DP and it required a special alternator. Special only in the way it was internally wired. The unit didn't cost any more than regular, but because of the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-20-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,452
Posted By rmbarr
Thanks

Thanks for the ReadyBrake experiance posts.
I believe the amount cable slack will determine the degree of toad braking that will occur during combression braking.
Thanks to all that replied......Bob
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-18-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,452
Posted By rmbarr
ReadyBrake for Mountain driving ?

I read several posts that suggest that compression braking will activate the toad brake with the ReadyBrake system. That seems reasonable too my understanding, however, I would appreciate any real...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-11-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,695
Posted By rmbarr
Tried Groits "One Step sealant" and very pleased....

Tried Groits "One Step sealant" and very pleased. Requires a buffer for application but goes on quickly and is much easier to buff out than wax. So far the once a year application looks possible.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-20-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,430
Posted By rmbarr
Electrical Schematics

Can anyone inform me as to which RV's (M.H. and T.T.) are supplied with electrical/plumbing schematics or drawings at the time of purchase.
I am being lead to believe that this is a rare occurance...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-15-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,291
Posted By rmbarr
Bend Sisters RV parks

When we lived in Bend in the 70"s Crown Villa was a mobile home park, and not easy to get there with a tow if its your first time.
One of Good Sams top rated parks in the nation is just a mile or so...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-12-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,291
Posted By rmbarr
Hwy 20 or Hwy 22 are both very pretty drives...

Hwy 20 or Hwy 22 are both very pretty drives suitable for all size rigs. Hwy 22 out of Salem is a little more scenic and a little more curvy. However this is always our first choice. You and your...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 06-05-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,483
Posted By rmbarr
We ordered our 2015 36FKS so were able to get a...

We ordered our 2015 36FKS so were able to get a couple of options not normally offered. 3 D4 batteries, Bilstien shocks. We looked at a Seneca however chose to wait 6 months for the DX3. I would...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 06-03-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,483
Posted By rmbarr
Our purchase of a Dynamax DX3 has been over...

Our purchase of a Dynamax DX3 has been over whelming positive. Yes, there were a couple of small issues that I repaired. (Both sink had minor leaks because the factory did not use plummers putty}. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-30-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By rmbarr
Our 34H 2005 Meridian had a manual/auto control...

Our 34H 2005 Meridian had a manual/auto control switch inside the first passenger side compartment. The auto position operated thru a wind sensor mounted on the roof. If the wind sensor fails then...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-17-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,965
Posted By rmbarr
This is thread may be a good example of why many...

This is thread may be a good example of why many good people don't try to ask a simple questions, they turn into rants.
How can I be a thread killer ?
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-08-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,965
Posted By rmbarr
Bigger is better in this case

Speaking from experience, You never know when an larger RV becomes desirable. The bigger PU will always pull a smaller tow, but the reverse situation is not desirable, and may not be safe. You will...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-20-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,332
Posted By rmbarr
Don't forget the Super C class, there may be some...

Don't forget the Super C class, there may be some options that might interest you.

Keep reading and looking, the RV lifestyle, part time or full time is wonderful. You will meet some of the...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 03-17-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,483
Posted By rmbarr
Count us in on a Dynamax forum.

Count us in on a Dynamax forum.
Forum: Northwest Region 03-11-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,713
Posted By rmbarr
Check out Breitenbush Hot Springs near Detroit...

Check out Breitenbush Hot Springs near Detroit Oregon. Some of the Hot Springs in the Forest Service Areas are less than secure. Have not been to Breitenbush, however I've been in the area and its...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-06-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By rmbarr
If your RV has an adequate Generator RVing...

If your RV has an adequate Generator RVing without AC connections, having an Residential Refrigerator is not a issue.
Forum: Northwest Region 03-02-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,789
Posted By rmbarr
We have made the trip to Alaska twice, and...

We have made the trip to Alaska twice, and carried a shotgun each time. The fee was $25 each time. Every time we stopped at a checkpoint they checked for the shotguns serial number, checked that it...
Forum: Northwest Region 03-01-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,789
Posted By rmbarr
Buy the newest milepost, as there are many...

Buy the newest milepost, as there are many changes since 2006. Also, you will dog ear many sites you will be of interested on your trip.d in, and it will be a great reference and memory. Be sure you...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 02-10-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By rmbarr
We purchased a new RV this past year with a...

We purchased a new RV this past year with a Residential Refrigerator and is working out very well. In fact it is the high point for the wife and visitors. I did not even think of the noise issue...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-30-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,471
Views: 603,523
Posted By rmbarr
US Army

Viet Nam & Ft. Rucker, Chinook driver
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