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Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By johnhicks
Many parks that have Verizon/Frontier or Spectrum...

Many parks that have Verizon/Frontier or Spectrum CATV service can have internet hard-wired; you have to be the CATV customer yourself. The park usually isn't the reseller, and it may be available...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions Yesterday, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By johnhicks
Hose clamps.

Hose clamps.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By johnhicks
Call around to fleet services companies... ...

Call around to fleet services companies...

https://mcgeetirecommercial.com/tires-commercial-otr-industrial-repair-service-dundee-fl

https://croomsfleetservices.com/heavy-truck-tires.php

On...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-12-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By johnhicks
HWH jacks use ATF, Dexron III or better, while of...

HWH jacks use ATF, Dexron III or better, while of course brakes use brake fluid, probably DOT 4.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 12-31-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By johnhicks
If you don't have roof-vent Fantastic Fans, do...

If you don't have roof-vent Fantastic Fans, do that first. Set to exhaust, they'll suck in lots of air through the windows. However, they don't seem to blow in very well.

The Endless Breeze is the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-31-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By johnhicks
There's a new RvI wireless breakaway switch; that...

There's a new RvI wireless breakaway switch; that should make installation a bit easier.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-31-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By johnhicks
Howdy! I have a 2012 Sport that I tow. I had a...

Howdy! I have a 2012 Sport that I tow. I had a mechanic in Indiana install the Roadmaster baseplate (easy) and wire up the lights (underneath) after my Chevy Tracker died. I haven't yet figured out...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-28-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,820
Posted By johnhicks
A plot of land is fairly cheap. It's those...

A plot of land is fairly cheap. It's those utilities that cost a bunch of money.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-25-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,886
Posted By johnhicks
Odd that it has several signatures of an IRA...

Odd that it has several signatures of an IRA operation from the '60s.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-22-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By johnhicks
https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_ndfd...

https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_ndfd.php

https://graphical.weather.gov/sectors/conus.php
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-18-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By johnhicks
If anything, US-27 is more crowded plus lots of...

If anything, US-27 is more crowded plus lots of traffic lights until past Lake Wales. I'd just grit my teeth and use the turnpike.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-05-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By johnhicks
If you have six lugs, they're Budd lug-centered...

If you have six lugs, they're Budd lug-centered rims. Accuride lists them but only six-inch size, which is what you have
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-04-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By johnhicks
I do agree that no idling at all is best. ...

I do agree that no idling at all is best.

Intersting note about block heaters. I do have a block/oil heater.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-04-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By johnhicks
I did a lot more research and concluded that if...

I did a lot more research and concluded that if idling more than about five minutes fast idle is greatly preferable if not virtually required. I knew that, but what I wanted to dig into was getting...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-03-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By johnhicks
https://holidaycampground.com/ ...

https://holidaycampground.com/

https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232580
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-03-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By johnhicks
Talloaks, it appears that Cat suggests that fast...

Talloaks, it appears that Cat suggests that fast idle and 180F temp is ok for extended idling. Do you read it the same way? My operating manual just says to avoid excessive idling but the engine...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-03-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By johnhicks
Operating temperature

Let's assume that the MH can't be driven, and it has a mechanical 6BT Cummins. Of course this engine is subject to "old-timey" engine rules and problems.

It's widely said that an idling diesel...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-25-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By johnhicks
Many weather radios can trigger an external siren...

Many weather radios can trigger an external siren or horn (in addition to beeping obnoxiously) and can turn on or off alert types; you could have it alert to tornado warnings only, for example

If...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-14-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By johnhicks
At a COE park only two "premium" sites (FHU) are...

At a COE park only two "premium" sites (FHU) are reservable while there are actually about 25 premium sites. The other w/e sites are reservable. If you get one of the two reservable premium sites...
Forum: Full-Timers 11-05-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By johnhicks
I have a BCBS EPO ACA plan that's good...

I have a BCBS EPO ACA plan that's good everywhere. Look for PPO or EPO. It _may_be limited by your location in Florida; I'm in Green Cove Springs.
Forum: Full-Timers 11-02-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By johnhicks
You may have to show up sometime to personally...

You may have to show up sometime to personally renew your Florida drivers license; I have to in 2026. I got my current Real ID d/l by mail in 2018. But no, you don't have to return yearly; just...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-02-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,561
Posted By johnhicks
Don't be surprised if it kills your batteries...

Don't be surprised if it kills your batteries overnight too.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-30-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By johnhicks
I wonder how they handle it for mariners who...

I wonder how they handle it for mariners who don't have a registration or documentation number? M/V Minnow?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-29-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By johnhicks
I've read that normally Clay County uses the...

I've read that normally Clay County uses the license tag numbers for SBI customers, as in 123456, Green Cove Springs, Fl, 32043, rather than the SBI address. If you don't have a registered vehicle...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-29-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,101
Posted By johnhicks
Betcha it's coming in under an air conditioner...

Betcha it's coming in under an air conditioner and running to where you're finding it.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-26-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By johnhicks
The old US-98 Bankhead Tunnel runs parallel to...

The old US-98 Bankhead Tunnel runs parallel to the I-10 Wallace Tunnel to the north. Overhead clearance is 12 feet.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-25-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By johnhicks
Right, approaching Mobile take I-65 north or...

Right, approaching Mobile take I-65 north or south and connect with I-165 or I-10 rather than through the city. Note that the connection from I-165 from the north to I-10 eastbound is rather screwy....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-24-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,833
Posted By johnhicks
Jack stands....

Jack stands. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007QV6BDG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

A few years ago my right rear hydraulic jack hose blew out and the rear of the beast...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-22-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By johnhicks
You're supposed to bleed off the vacuum. I...

You're supposed to bleed off the vacuum.

I can tell you without doubt that the Brakemaster can stop a motorhome on a flat surface and it takes a while. I've done it. But you don't want to be doing...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-20-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By johnhicks
There's Wingfoot, Cummins and W.W.Williams in...

There's Wingfoot, Cummins and W.W.Williams in Savannah.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By johnhicks
Toyo, Hankook, Sumitomo, Yokohama.

Toyo, Hankook, Sumitomo, Yokohama.
Forum: Full-Timers 10-16-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By johnhicks
Kelly's Countryside RV Park – RV Park for...

Kelly's Countryside RV Park – RV Park for Jacksonville, Fernindina and Callahan Florida (https://kellyscountrysidervpark.com/)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-16-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By johnhicks
Also look for wire off the master cylinder. ...

Also look for wire off the master cylinder.

You can have a hydroboost issue with no brake issue and vice-versa. Since the wires go to the same place I wonder if someone didn't inadvertently pull...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-15-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By johnhicks
Remember folks, in many places you can get...

Remember folks, in many places you can get grocery delivery from Walmart, Publix, Rouse, Kroger, Winn-Dixie and other supermarkets plus Target. If for some reason you can't get delivery you can...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-14-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By johnhicks
Dade City's not a bad place to be in the winter....

Dade City's not a bad place to be in the winter. Be sure to check max length.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-13-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12,078
Views: 1,670,605
Posted By johnhicks
Note that according to the Proteng website they...

Note that according to the Proteng website they are not for use in open compartments.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-12-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,559
Posted By johnhicks
Frequently truck shops won't work on motorhomes...

Frequently truck shops won't work on motorhomes because of the potential/probability of getting grease inside
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-11-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By johnhicks
Have a helper backlight the reservoir with a...

Have a helper backlight the reservoir with a flashlight so you can see how full it it. Mine's so opaque that's the only way to see it.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-08-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By johnhicks
So I'm not seeing things! Thanks. I...

So I'm not seeing things! Thanks.

I carefully looked at that grade south of Guntersville using Garmin Basecamp and arbitrarily measured two miles from the foot of the bridge uphill. Basecamp has...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-07-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By johnhicks
Alabama grades

My Garmin software is showing some rather substantial grades on US-431 near Gadsden, Ala., US-431 near Guntersville, Ala., and US-280 southeast of Birmingham. Is this valid? Mountain Directory...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-04-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By johnhicks
If you go the GA-17 route you'll pass fairly...

If you go the GA-17 route you'll pass fairly close to at least 12 COE and state parks between Thomson and Toccoa on the lakes. Any of them would be worth spending a couple of days or a couple of...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-04-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By johnhicks
Also, you really should travel slowly. Figure a...

Also, you really should travel slowly. Figure a real-life average speed of 45-50mph on a travel day including rest stops etc.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-04-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By johnhicks
If you don't already have a decent rv gps (NOT a...

If you don't already have a decent rv gps (NOT a phone app), get one. Not so much for route planning but to constantly provide directions when you're driving. No more "turn right...back there" and no...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-03-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By johnhicks
US-1/23/129/441 to Cherokee

US-1/23/129/441 to Cherokee
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-28-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By johnhicks
BRAKE MASTER CYLINDERS - BENDIX -...

BRAKE MASTER CYLINDERS - BENDIX - powerbrake-drivetrain (https://www.powerbrake-drivetrain.com/bendix/)
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-27-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,273
Posted By johnhicks
I know it's not exactly what you have in mind,...

I know it's not exactly what you have in mind, but look at the National Digital Forecast Database in the bottom right corner.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-27-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By johnhicks
One thing you need is an accurate oven...

One thing you need is an accurate oven thermometer. If possible, measure the actual temperature in a known-good oven so you at least have a starting point. The settings are pretty much meaningless;...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-27-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By johnhicks
Get Coach-Net towing coverage. Figure out a...

Get Coach-Net towing coverage.

Figure out a way to keep the refrigerator cold for a week or more if it's not propane. Plan a way to get water; a gerry can and beer-bong funnel will do in a pinch....
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-27-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By johnhicks
There's a weep hole between the hydroboost and...

There's a weep hole between the hydroboost and master cylinder to prevent fluid exchange.

Stiff steering indicates a hydraulic pump or power steering problem; if you're not getting enough pressure...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-26-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By johnhicks
Kelly's Countryside RV Park – RV Park for...

Kelly's Countryside RV Park – RV Park for Jacksonville, Fernindina and Callahan Florida (https://kellyscountrysidervpark.com/)
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