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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-26-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By WA Larry
Change tank treatment to "Happy Campers" and get...

Change tank treatment to "Happy Campers" and get " 360 Siphon" Roof Vent Caps installed. https://youtu.be/3xX60cCHwlM
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-16-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By WA Larry
It's technically meant to be the other way...

It's technically meant to be the other way around. It connects your house battery to your vehicle chassis battery to "jumpstart" the vehicle if needed. Typically, you would need to hold this switch...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-17-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By WA Larry
^^^^^^^This plus speed. Industry standards...

^^^^^^^This plus speed. Industry standards dictate that tires with the ST designation are speed rated at 65 MPH under normal inflation and load conditions.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-19-2020, 01:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,234
Posted By WA Larry
Check out this video where ericthecarguy speaks...

Check out this video where ericthecarguy speaks with representatives at Valvoline. The whole thing is a good watch, they talk about conventionals, synthetics, and blends, and @ 6:12-12:16 they speak...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-13-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,593
Posted By WA Larry
Another vote for the Chevy. I learned long ago...

Another vote for the Chevy. I learned long ago from checking out RV Shows that I just couldn't deal with the Ford doghouse. It just bothers my leg and tweaks my knee. Blame it on my natural...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 11-02-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,930
Posted By WA Larry
States can choose to stay on standard time, like...

States can choose to stay on standard time, like Arizona and Hawaii have.
It would require Congress to make a change to federal law to allow states to choose to stay on daylight time however. My...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 02-23-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,636
Posted By WA Larry
Hi PL-AY, until someone comes along with specific...

Hi PL-AY, until someone comes along with specific model information for you, I'll try to help with generalities.

Typically, shore power and generator power both will charge the house batteries. ...
Forum: Boondocking 02-14-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,878
Posted By WA Larry
Hi. I'm sure you will get a lot of answers or...

Hi. I'm sure you will get a lot of answers or links to more info, but I'll start with some basics... there are 2 electrical systems used in your RV, 1 is 12 volts, like an automobile uses, and the...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 02-14-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By WA Larry
Hi Mark, welcome to the forum. Since nobody else...

Hi Mark, welcome to the forum. Since nobody else has replied yet, I'll give you my opinion, for what it's worth. I'm going to say no...

First, I would advise that you make sure that you are...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-10-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By WA Larry
Pull the fuse.

Pull the fuse.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-08-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By WA Larry
I would think that info would be in the owners...

I would think that info would be in the owners manual. If no original in the truck, try downloading it. You hopefully can find the GCWR on a chart in the manual since you have those other specs.
...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-24-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By WA Larry
101 will be no problem. It's generally...

101 will be no problem. It's generally recommended to travel 101 N-S as the ocean view pull outs are on the west side, but if you will be moving between TT preserves and sightseeing with your toad,...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-20-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By WA Larry
They de-rate the tire for dual load application...

They de-rate the tire for dual load application for a safety margin (approx. 9%). They assume all 4 tires will never actually be carrying the load on the rear axle equally due to load balance, road...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-14-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,740
Posted By WA Larry
It's pretty normal. When turning things start to...

It's pretty normal. When turning things start to fight each other and bind up. You should have a narrow window where it's not too bad. It will get worse the further you turn the wheel. Either do...
Forum: New Member Check-In 12-25-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By WA Larry
Wow! How exciting! It would be helpful to know...

Wow! How exciting! It would be helpful to know some more information about your plans for the forum to help you out better.

What time of year? Do you have a focus or priorities for your trip,...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-17-2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By WA Larry
Check your gray tank vent.

Check your gray tank vent.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-08-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,724
Posted By WA Larry
Well, they do have a gross VEHICLE weight rating....

Well, they do have a gross VEHICLE weight rating. :P

I must say that I agree with Rodger and the cola/Coke analogy. Many things can be called an RV, including motorhomes, but without a...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 09-21-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By WA Larry
Thanks! ��

Thanks! ��
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 09-20-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By WA Larry
My 2005 BT Cruiser 5211 video tour

Whenever I travel, people are always interested in the little 21 ft. coach from Gulf Stream, and I have given many personal tours. Also, I have learned so much from others posting online that I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-29-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,364
Posted By WA Larry
Also, your LP tanks are never 100% full, the most...

Also, your LP tanks are never 100% full, the most they should get filled is 80% of tank capacity.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-27-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By WA Larry
Yeah, since the states of Montana and Washington...

Yeah, since the states of Montana and Washington are larger than many countries in the world, the request is very broad. Kudos to those that have responded, and I'll add the resource of...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-10-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By WA Larry
I have this, and I have used it on a 16" wheel...

I have this, and I have used it on a 16" wheel size with success. https://amzn.to/2vBMHwn
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-01-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By WA Larry
Hwy 20 is the most scenic through the mountains,...

Hwy 20 is the most scenic through the mountains, if you have the time. 2 is next, and I-90 is still pretty good. You'll be fine whichever way you go, but if taking either of the southern routes, try...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-03-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By WA Larry
Why worry about published dry weights? If...

Why worry about published dry weights? If shopping, look at the GVWR, or the most it should ever weigh. If your TV can't handle that weight, you need to look at a lighter trailer, or a more capable...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-03-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By WA Larry
It's supposed to keep some, but minimal flow when...

It's supposed to keep some, but minimal flow when you lather up to keep the water mixing, so you don't get scalded or frozen when you switch it back on.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-17-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By WA Larry
You can look at charts from the tire manufacturer...

You can look at charts from the tire manufacturer as to their recommendation of inflation based on the actual load that they are carrying. I would recommend inflating to the max cold PSI.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-04-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By WA Larry
As a native Washingtonian, I'll echo what the...

As a native Washingtonian, I'll echo what the others have said. 101 is fine for a large RV. I will add a few notes though. One, most of the scenic turnouts and such are on the oceanside, or...
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 04-22-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,230
Posted By WA Larry
For years I camped in my truck before moving to a...

For years I camped in my truck before moving to a motorhome. I recommend a Lee Anderson carpet kit for storage options, comfort, and configuration options.

Here is an old blog post showing my...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-14-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,531
Posted By WA Larry
It sounds like you want a Hughes Autoformer. ...

It sounds like you want a Hughes Autoformer.

https://youtu.be/E2NdhNa-ZTQ
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-13-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,650
Posted By WA Larry
Sewer hose?

Sewer hose?
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-10-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By WA Larry
Hi Neal. So, why Seattle? Is there an event or...

Hi Neal. So, why Seattle? Is there an event or a date you are trying to make? Is Seattle the destination, or just the furthest you want to go? How much time do you plan for your entire trip? ...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-08-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By WA Larry
You should be able to clean those spots up with a...

You should be able to clean those spots up with a baking soda paste and a damp cloth. Then, you can use layer of mineral oil as a protectant. Keep a bottle or use the convenient pre-moistened...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-07-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,266
Posted By WA Larry
Isn't that a commercial trailer tire? I...

Isn't that a commercial trailer tire? I recommend exercising caution with this. I don't think it's a good idea to put these on your small motorhome. First, even if the rim size will work for the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-07-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,084
Posted By WA Larry
+1 on M4 products. I like the focus on quality. ...

+1 on M4 products. I like the focus on quality. LED Retrofit Light Bulbs for RVs and Trailers (https://www.m4products.com/led-rv-retrofit-bulbs/) The RVgeeks video is what convinced me.
...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-01-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By WA Larry
Often the constant 12 volt line to the 7 pin...

Often the constant 12 volt line to the 7 pin connector needs a fuse installed in the fuse box. It is common for vehicles to not have this fuse, or to have a dummy fuse in place when leaving the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-31-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,299
Posted By WA Larry
Although some of the on-board fuel computers are...

Although some of the on-board fuel computers are better than others, I recommend doing manual calculations to be sure of the actual numbers. My method is to fill up the vehicle when starting a trip...
Forum: Canada Region 03-30-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,377
Posted By WA Larry
Quickly found this......

Quickly found this... https://youtu.be/qxANmkJCOns

https://www.mastercard.ca/en-ca/consumers/features-benefits/travel-tips/mastercard-pay-at-pump.html

You might try to see if it works. Also,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-30-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,037
Posted By WA Larry
I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with...

I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you here, if we are specifically addressing the FOPA language. I believe you are using common sense, but you need to be thinking like a predatory...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-29-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,037
Posted By WA Larry
I believe that the Federal law in question is...

I believe that the Federal law in question is known as FOPA, the Firearm Owner's Protection Act. In my opinion, it is not a requirement that you must generally follow, but a law that protects...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-28-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,960
Posted By WA Larry
Awesome! Glad you had a good time. Happy...

Awesome! Glad you had a good time. Happy camping!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-22-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By WA Larry
Tall Chief RV and Camping Resort is between...

Tall Chief RV and Camping Resort is between Redmond and Fall City off of hwy 202. It is an Encore property. https://rvonthego.com/washington/tall-chief-rv-camping-resort/

Blue Sky RV Park in...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 03-17-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By WA Larry
Yours is a similar situation to mine. What tires...

Yours is a similar situation to mine. What tires did you go with?

I'm sorry the generator won't cooperate. Have you tried calling the Generac toll-free number or a local retailer to see if they...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-17-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,708
Posted By WA Larry
Totally agree with above. Make sure your systems...

Totally agree with above. Make sure your systems are in good working order. When driving, be aware and keep an eye on your gauges, use your tow/haul mode, use your shift lever to put you in the...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 03-16-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By WA Larry
How many hours are on it? Just do a quick...

How many hours are on it?

Just do a quick internet search with the model number and it is very easy to get downloadable owners and parts manuals.

I have that genny too. What's going on? Will...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 03-15-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,477
Posted By WA Larry
I would opt for a "high mileage" oil. I've gone...

I would opt for a "high mileage" oil. I've gone to these, regardless of mileage, because they have additives to conditions seals where age is more of a factor than mileage. Not too bad of a price...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-15-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By WA Larry
2,108 is a lot of motorhomes to look at! Sorry,...

2,108 is a lot of motorhomes to look at! Sorry, I couldn't contain myself. :)

Also, CL can be a weird site. Are you sure some of those weren't just the same coach relisted? The transport theory...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-15-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By WA Larry
Nice work! Now, enjoy the silence. Happy...

Nice work! Now, enjoy the silence. Happy camping!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-12-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,418
Posted By WA Larry
Gordon did a fine job in the previous post. ...

Gordon did a fine job in the previous post.

I'll mention that the trouble with the published specs is that... they are base numbers. Each individual truck will have its own payload adjusted based...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-11-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,435
Posted By WA Larry
Check the silly stuff first... is the breaker,...

Check the silly stuff first... is the breaker, GFCI, etc. to your outlet ON? Test the outlet with a lamp or something to be sure you're getting power to the outlet. Next, make sure you are using a...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 03-11-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By WA Larry
https://www.vancityrv.com/default.asp?page=xPrintI...

https://www.vancityrv.com/default.asp?page=xPrintInvDetail&id=3509940&noredir=1&img=31#
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