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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-29-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By G Schulz
That was a noble thing to do!!

That was a noble thing to do!!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-29-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 878
Posted By G Schulz
I bought a Roadmaster spare tire carrier for my...

I bought a Roadmaster spare tire carrier for my coach. Itís built like a tank and swivels up from the ground into the stow position so itís not a dead lift off the ground. I highly recommend it. The...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 12-13-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By G Schulz
Boy, you guys played hardball!

Boy, you guys played hardball!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-01-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By G Schulz
We own a 2009 Safari Cheetah. I installed a...

We own a 2009 Safari Cheetah. I installed a Fisher Paykel as well because of height restrictions, it had to fit in my kitchen slide. I gained 5 cu/ft of fridge/freezer space over the Norcold and we...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-30-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,586
Posted By G Schulz
I have but itís certainly not anything I like to...

I have but itís certainly not anything I like to do on a regular basis. It handled better than I thought it would but I would rather be safe than sorry, if I have the choice.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-17-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By G Schulz
My inverter has a charge rate of about 100amps at...

My inverter has a charge rate of about 100amps at about 13 Volts so an input voltage of 120V should draw approximately 10 amps. If the supply current is only 20 amps output you would need to make...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-17-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By G Schulz
I have had one for about 5 years now and...

I have had one for about 5 years now and currently tow a 2919 Ford Edge ST. It works great and as far as Iím concerned itís the only way to go. I do carry all the tools to change it if I really had...
Forum: Full-Timers 10-31-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By G Schulz
Probably not, itís easy upgrading to a nicer and...

Probably not, itís easy upgrading to a nicer and larger coach but more difficult going the other way. We still havenít made it to a tag axle model yet but we went from a truck camper to what we have...
Forum: Full-Timers 10-31-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By G Schulz
Thatís for sure! Trimming would be a nightmare...

Thatís for sure! Trimming would be a nightmare but it is pretty.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-27-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By G Schulz
If itís long term you could just replace the line...

If itís long term you could just replace the line that runs from the vapor line on the tank to the regulator with a longer one that will reach to your external tank. That may be what Iíll be doing....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-22-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,975
Posted By G Schulz
I used to own a dental supply and repair company....

I used to own a dental supply and repair company. I also used to refinish used dental equipment. I used a product called Endura. It was a two part epoxy type of paint. It dried to a high gloss finish...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-20-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By G Schulz
Well since you donít have a priming pump I...

Well since you donít have a priming pump I wouldnít be installing them dry either. Filling the filters and using valves would be the way to go.
When I do change my filters I do it when the fuel...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-20-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By G Schulz
Actually I havenít tried to move the arm manually...

Actually I havenít tried to move the arm manually as it takes 29lbs of pressure for the actuator to move it. From what I understand the actuator only moves by only one tenth of an inch. A push rod...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-20-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,960
Posted By G Schulz
Look at the brand Putco. They use a copper braid...

Look at the brand Putco. They use a copper braid as a heat sink so it is flexible. The issue that I had was trying to fit everything into the headlight enclosure so it remained water tight. Putco LED...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-20-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By G Schulz
Well I think I know what the problem is. I...

Well I think I know what the problem is. I believe that the waste-gate pivot point going into the turbo is probably getting seized up as until a few days ago it was intermittent. On another thread in...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-19-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By G Schulz
When I replace the fuel filters on my C-7 it...

When I replace the fuel filters on my C-7 it takes a lot of pumping to prime it again. Probably at least 100 strokes. It always does prime though. Hasnít let me down yet. It does have to fill two...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-17-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By G Schulz
Thanks for the info. Now I have a better idea of...

Thanks for the info. Now I have a better idea of what to look for.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-17-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By G Schulz
Mine was the same way but once it hits 30lbs it...

Mine was the same way but once it hits 30lbs it derates and the Stop Engine and Check Engine light goes on. Back off the throttle and away it goes again.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-16-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By G Schulz
Over Boost C7 WAX 73060

My 2006 C7 is not limiting how much boost is being produced. I have to watch my boost gauge like a hawk or I get fault codes. My boost gauge will go as high as 30lbs. Iím sure when things were normal...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 10-08-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By G Schulz
Iím pretty sure he did mean it. You just donít...

Iím pretty sure he did mean it. You just donít get that these days anymore. I almost got to see one of his performances live but the timing just didnít work out. I always regret not being able to see...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-27-2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By G Schulz
If they are indeed 2002 original batteries my...

If they are indeed 2002 original batteries my guess is that they need replacing. Ten years is the most you can usually hope for. You are almost double that. You mention that your voltages are 12 to...
Forum: Full-Timers 09-24-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 992
Posted By G Schulz
Plus you just canít park a 30,000 lb plus...

Plus you just canít park a 30,000 lb plus motorhome in a field and expect to drive it out in the spring. Especially with all the rain they get.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 09-17-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,224
Posted By G Schulz
We are Canadian, the latest news we have heard is...

We are Canadian, the latest news we have heard is that it will be closed officially until Oct 21. In the article Iíve read it said unnamed officials said it will likely be much longer. We are full...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 09-17-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By G Schulz
Whoís There?

Knock knock. Whoís there? Amaryllis. Amaryllis who? Iím a real estate agent, want to buy a house?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-16-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,011
Posted By G Schulz
AC units are in very short supply. Early August I...

AC units are in very short supply. Early August I needed a high capacity Dometic White Penguin AC unit with heat pump. I went to the local dealer and he said even Dometic is out of stock. He tried...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 09-11-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By G Schulz
Hopefully after a week the explanation is not...

Hopefully after a week the explanation is not where it is, but where it was!
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 09-08-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By G Schulz
The RV park we are staying at for the summer...

The RV park we are staying at for the summer closed everything that had public access, even the front office. If you are not self contained you canít stay here. Less staff to worry about but still no...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 08-21-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By G Schulz
I had to read it a few times but I finally clued...

I had to read it a few times but I finally clued in, sad...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 08-21-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,578
Posted By G Schulz
Well that there looks like a fine piece of...

Well that there looks like a fine piece of machinery!
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-21-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By G Schulz
Sometimes they do strange things. Shortly after I...

Sometimes they do strange things. Shortly after I installed a new machine I was working outside the coach and I heard a noise inside the coach. It was stuck in a drain cycle. Itís been fine since. No...
Forum: Full-Timers 08-18-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By G Schulz
I bet there will be a lot of places to chose from...

I bet there will be a lot of places to chose from after October 1st. The Canada US border is still closed and is unlikely to reopen any time soon. We are snowbirds and have alternate plans for this...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-12-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,492
Posted By G Schulz
We started using McGuires ceramic about three...

We started using McGuires ceramic about three months ago. Very easy to apply and remove. Water still beads so we are sold on it. Sure beats paste wax IMHO.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-12-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By G Schulz
A couple of weeks ago my front Dometic Penguin AC...

A couple of weeks ago my front Dometic Penguin AC heat pump unit died. I went to a local dealer and he said that even Dometic doesnít have any stock. He managed to find me one in a distribution...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-31-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By G Schulz
When I replaced my fridge I removed the door stop...

When I replaced my fridge I removed the door stop mechanism on top of the door so it can swing open further. That gave me the clearance I needed.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-29-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By G Schulz
Foam for RVís, wax for everything else. I think...

Foam for RVís, wax for everything else. I think it because of the large temperature changes that a typical RV goes through in a season, and maybe the vibration that a RV endures as well. I have never...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-26-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By G Schulz
Actually on closer attention I noticed the start...

Actually on closer attention I noticed the start capacitor for the compressor has electrolyte leaking out of it. Going to pick one up on Monday, not from an RV dealer. They all said six to eight...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-25-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By G Schulz
I did turn off my surge protector. I went on top...

I did turn off my surge protector. I went on top and had my wife turn on the AC. The fan started running and after a little bit the compressor tried to start. It tried four times and then I had my...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-25-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By G Schulz
It ran fine about an hour before. Looks like Iíll...

It ran fine about an hour before. Looks like Iíll have to go up top and check on the obvious.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-25-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By G Schulz
Dometic AC trips surge protector

Last night switched on the AC units and when the front AC tried to start it tripped the Progressive surge protector. My AC unit is a 630516.331 and is 11 years old. It didnít trip the breaker but it...
Forum: Full-Timers 07-23-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By G Schulz
Two folding electric Pedego bikes in the cargo...

Two folding electric Pedego bikes in the cargo area of our 2019 Ford Edge ST.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-22-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By G Schulz
If height is your issue because it fits in a...

If height is your issue because it fits in a slide, try Fisher Paykel. With a little modification to my opening, I managed to fit it in. Itís pricey but a very nice fridge. Donít forget the feet and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-22-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By G Schulz
You probably have a single cable with two wires...

You probably have a single cable with two wires in each cable.
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 07-19-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,433
Posted By G Schulz
I think the possibility of being able to snowbird...

I think the possibility of being able to snowbird this season at maybe 10%. The number of cases each day just keeps rising. If even they did open the border healthcare wouldnít be affordable or even...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-15-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By G Schulz
Go to a propane service shop. They replace old...

Go to a propane service shop. They replace old valves on a daily basis. They will probably just give you a knob from an old valve. We live in the country and have to take our garbage to a transfer...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-10-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By G Schulz
We had a Sleep Number bed in our RV. Our new...

We had a Sleep Number bed in our RV. Our new mattress is quite a bit heavier than the old one. I installed a linear actuator to lift the bed. It is rated to lift 300 lbs. itís a 12Ē 12V actuator. It...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-05-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By G Schulz
This may be overkill for the average RV, but...

This may be overkill for the average RV, but maybe not.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-01-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By G Schulz
You think 1.2 NM is bad mileage, we were on a...

You think 1.2 NM is bad mileage, we were on a cruise ship last February it got 12ft. per gallon.
I had a 1990 Ford 3/4 ton truck with a 7.2 l international diesel in it, no turbo, I sold it a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-30-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By G Schulz
It cost us considerably more than $1,000.00 to...

It cost us considerably more than $1,000.00 to install one in our motorhome. We have a 2009 Safari Cheetah. Our fridge is in our slide and a Samsung would not fit as it is too high. We installed a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-30-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By G Schulz
Make sure you have the DC charger in the on...

Make sure you have the DC charger in the on position on your inverter panel. You need to put power in to get it out. If not youíre going to run your batteryís down.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-22-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By G Schulz
I would agree with the others, there probably...

I would agree with the others, there probably isnít any. When I replaced my kitchen tap with a residential I had to install my own.
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