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Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 11-19-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 18,745
Posted By 5winds
Really old

My Social Security Number is 7
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-01-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,483
Posted By 5winds
My captains chairs and loveseat both covered the...

My captains chairs and loveseat both covered the floor (and us) with those pesky flakes. Found a local furniture re upholstery shop that was very familiar with the problem. They recovered all 3...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-22-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By 5winds
My front jack line sprung a leak in my driveway,...

My front jack line sprung a leak in my driveway, and it made a mess ! After much wiping and cleaning, I was lucky and found the pinhole in the hose that ran from the pump to the right front jack....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-27-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By 5winds
Hi All, Our 2016 Windsport was upholstered with...

Hi All, Our 2016 Windsport was upholstered with the same crappy peeling fake pleather. Got sick of slipcovers and such as the stuff just flaked away. Found a small local upholstery shop (not auto...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-17-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,442
Posted By 5winds
Here is our experience using a dolly. Those...

Here is our experience using a dolly. Those things are HEAVY ! Try moving one around the yard or campsite by hand. When you get to campground you must find a home for it (if you detach) again, by...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-06-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 75,284
Posted By 5winds
2016 Hyundai Veloster

2016 Hyundai Veloster
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-12-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By 5winds
Final (hopefully) update,,,Today I installed the...

Final (hopefully) update,,,Today I installed the hose and put 4 qts of ATF in the reservoir-it was empty. Fired up and jacks operated smoothly with no leaks. Cycled a few times and saw no appreciable...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-09-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By 5winds
Well yesterday was spent mopping up cat litter...

Well yesterday was spent mopping up cat litter and wiping frame,trans housing and roughly 76 other parts of the undercarriage. I got really lucky and found the leak in the orange hose that runs from...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-07-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By 5winds
Levelers dyed my driveway red

Hi All, My driveway sloped and I am backed in. I extended the front jacks to raise the wheels in order to place wood blocks under them. Got out to do so and was greeted with a river of hydraulic...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-24-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By 5winds
Noise level is moderate below 60 mph. We pull a...

Noise level is moderate below 60 mph. We pull a 2600 lb toad with no prob, but in all fairness, we haven't been in serious mountains yet. Our roof is one piece fiberglass.

...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-23-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By 5winds
We have a 2016 Windsport 35C. Good basic lower...

We have a 2016 Windsport 35C. Good basic lower line coach, we have had a few typical problems, nothing unusual. Kinda cheesy wood work, and pray the furniture isn't covered with the fabled "peeling"...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-22-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By 5winds
Improving look of fake woodwork

Hi all, All the wood cabinets and trim in my Thor Windsport are made of MDF and covered with some sort of covering to resemble natural wood. The result is a flat unappealing appearance. Ya get what...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-10-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By 5winds
Question Steering stabilizers

Thinking of installing one of these on my 2016 Thor windsport. Just wondering about the opinions on Safety Plus versus Roadmaster units. They appear to be pretty much alike. Thanks !
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-15-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By 5winds
Thanks to all. The tvs are an unheard brand about...

Thanks to all. The tvs are an unheard brand about 5 yrs old and I haven't been able to find specs for them. The ant booster is off and scan has been set to "cable" when this occurs, which is about...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-12-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By 5winds
Campground cable tv problems

We have been to several places where the cable svc is plug, scan, and play after making sure ant booster is off. Been to a couple places, using the same procedure and no stations found after scan....
Forum: New Member Check-In 02-03-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By 5winds
Hi ! We have a 2016 Thor Windsport 35C. We tow a...

Hi ! We have a 2016 Thor Windsport 35C. We tow a 2016 Hyundai Veloster. Very sporty 3 door that is a blast to drive and a very easy tow. Hope this helps...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-21-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By 5winds
The garage gutter backed into my ladder !

No, Wait, Captain Stupid (me) backed into the garage gutter, crushing it and severely injuring my rear ladder. Bent in two places and broken two others. It's light gauge aluminum, and I was wondering...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-17-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By 5winds
We were thinking about a month, depending on...

We were thinking about a month, depending on quality and placement of campgrounds along the way. Thinking of an August/September timeframe.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-17-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By 5winds
Great River Road

Has anyone followed this route along the Mississippi from the Gulf to the Headwaters of the river ? Supposed to be scenic and relaxing, using different state roads. Is it suitable for a 37 ft class...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-03-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By 5winds
Angry Awning won't go out

Hi, Is by chance the ignition key on ? I've been caught by this a few times !
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-15-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By 5winds
Hi, We have a 2016 Thor Windsport 35C and are...

Hi, We have a 2016 Thor Windsport 35C and are Pretty happy with it. I don't imagine there is a big difference between ours and the one you are contemplating. Overall build quality is ok, just keep in...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-09-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By 5winds
CHF results and a question

Thanks for the feedback. There were no parts replaced and the chf was done to front sway bar only, moving the links to the inner holes. Noise is definitely coming from the front, did recheck nut and...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-08-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By 5winds
CHF results and a question

Hi All, Just completed the CHF and took a ride on the interstate. Very pleased with the reduction of passing trucks moving me sideways. Straight line steering was marginally improved. Now, when...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-06-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By 5winds
CHF results and a question

Did the chf and took a ride on the interstate today. The effects of passing trucks was greatly reduced and straight line steering was marginally improved.
All in all, a very worthwhile change. Did...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-24-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By 5winds
Question Roof AC Mod

Hi all, Just watched an online video that supposedly greatly improved roof ac performance. It involved increasing the air flow through the finned coil at the rear facing side of the unit-- more heat...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-11-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By 5winds
Angry 3,000 miles and house batteries not charging

We just finished a long trip in our new to us Windsport and the coach ran like a top (whew !) House batteries were fully charged when we left from being on shore power. 3 hours into the trip,...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-25-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12,840
Views: 1,040,423
Posted By 5winds
so that we

so that we
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-18-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By 5winds
Slide Locks

Do most of you folks use slide locks when underway ? While prowling through some upper cabinets in our (new to us) 2016 Windsport, I found a brand new one, apparently never used. I'm not sure where...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-20-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By 5winds
Black tank valve location

Thanks Mark, Your answer and pic were spot on ! I am constantly amazed at how often I am able to overlook the obvious....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-19-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By 5winds
Black tank valve location

Well the forum members solved 2 problems for me -water overflowing water tank (stuck check valve) and no electric hot water (crummy loose wirenut connections) . Now for the black tank valve . It is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-13-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By 5winds
water coming out where

Wow ! Talk about instant valuable info-you folks are great. There is no valve to select city water fill, so it looks like I'll be looking for check valve issues and using my trusty Harbor Freight...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-12-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By 5winds
Water coming out where?

We are on our maiden trip in our new to us 2016 windsport 35C. When parked and connected to city water, the onboard water tank overflows as a steady stream out of the water tank fill fitting. I...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-15-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By 5winds
No pix now, but I will take some...

No pix now, but I will take some...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-21-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By 5winds
No, I didn't drive the non turbo version, I...

No, I didn't drive the non turbo version, I traded my Mini Cooper for the Veloster. I have a friend who tows the non turbo version and he really wishes he had opted for the turbo.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-21-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By 5winds
Hi, recently got a 2016 Veloster turbo for...

Hi, recently got a 2016 Veloster turbo for towing. Did the install and wiring (blue Ox) myself. Love the car, really fun to drive. Towed it once so far, about 300 miles. Had no problems at all and...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-25-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By 5winds
Cable Switch Box Location

Hi All, Does anyone know if and where this box is located in a 2015 Four Winds 28Z ? Checked all cabinets and storage spaces and can't find one. Thor has been no help and I bought it used and...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-04-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By 5winds
wheel cover removal

Hi ! I went absolutely bonkers trying to find those marks and dimples. Turns out all I had to do was use a large screwdriver and pop them off, just like a automobile wheelcover. Harbor freight has a...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-19-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By 5winds
New indoor HDTV antenna

Hi All,
Just wondering if anyone has tried the flat indoor hdtv antennas that sit on a window or wall. Some have a booster. They are advertised as rv friendly and able to pull in many stations....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-23-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,358
Posted By 5winds
Yup, that's the one...

Yup, that's the one...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-23-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,358
Posted By 5winds
Charge wire for the toad

Hi all, I am setting up our Hyundai Veloster as our toad. Got all the Blue OX hardware done and am starting the wiring. There is a pin on the rv side of the 7 pin connector that has 12 v on it when...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-16-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,272
Posted By 5winds
Toad Suggestions

Might I suggest a Hyundai Veloster. 3 door hatchback, folding rear seats, fun to drive, easy dolly tow or 4 down w/6 spd std trans. Getting the turbo version is well worth it. A pretty new one with...
Forum: New Member Check-In 04-08-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By 5winds
Hi From Port St Lucie Fl

Hello All, Recently bought a used class C to travel the US and make bonehead mistakes !
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