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Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns Yesterday, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By Mudfrog
Thread deletion ?

I posted to a thread the other day but now cannot find any sign of it or the post I made to it. I do realize that threads get deleted from time to time so this is not what I'm asking about.

My...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-18-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By Mudfrog
I'm probably using the wrong wording here but I...

I'm probably using the wrong wording here but I believe there was a time that it was recommended to have batteries in the circuit to help "stabilize" voltage. My thought is that the the OP might...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-18-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Mudfrog
Wellllll, figured I'd write a quick follow up....

Wellllll, figured I'd write a quick follow up. Watched a video showing how to replace the seal without pulling the toilet and decided to go for it. Old seal came out easily but I just couldn't get...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-18-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By Mudfrog
May not make a difference but I'll ask anyway. By...

May not make a difference but I'll ask anyway. By any chance, are you turning the coach's battery disconnect switch off when you plug into shore power?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-18-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 559
Posted By Mudfrog
Touching on engine running to move slides,,,...

Touching on engine running to move slides,,, Wouldn't most slide maneuvers be after arriving to camp or when getting ready to leave camp? In both those cases, the engine is either well warmed up...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 06-18-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Mudfrog
I'm an old guy and have never used a torque...

I'm an old guy and have never used a torque wrench on lug nuts. I've R&R the 19.5s on my P32 several times. Reinstalling gets done with a 3/4" six point socket, short extension, attached to a long...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-18-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Mudfrog
No tolls on I10 but as mentioned, quite a bit of...

No tolls on I10 but as mentioned, quite a bit of construction. It's going on between Winnie and Beaumont too but it's being done at night so shouldn't be much of an issue if coming through during the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-17-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,496
Posted By Mudfrog
Boy, do I agree! Should be a no brainer, a...

Boy, do I agree!

Should be a no brainer, a person that uses Ring, Alexa, Google, Amazon, Siri, Apple, Onstar, etc,,, should realize there's a decent chance their privacy is being invaded. Whether...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-15-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Mudfrog
I'd imagine the 1000 movies are like cable and...

I'd imagine the 1000 movies are like cable and satellite channels. Sure there are plenty of them but how many would you actually want to watch?
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-15-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By Mudfrog
Maybe true, if you have a good charging system. ...

Maybe true, if you have a good charging system.

I may be wrong but I believe a true charging cycle occurs when a battery is discharged to 50% or below and then recharged back to 100%. The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-15-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Mudfrog
Ours is a 2003 so may have different specs than...

Ours is a 2003 so may have different specs than newer 4000 models.

My manual plainly states, and I quote, "Single grade SAE 30 oil is preferable when ambient temperatures are consistently above...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-15-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By Mudfrog
Agree with the article and agree with you....

Agree with the article and agree with you. Unfortunately, as most of us know, common sense is sometimes hard to come by these days. :sad:
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-15-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By Mudfrog
The 50 amp extension cord should handle the...

The 50 amp extension cord should handle the amperage but there are things that can hamper this. The voltage coming in being too low, too much resistance at connections, and simply trying to run too...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-15-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,152
Posted By Mudfrog
Ours is stored out back of the house as well. It...

Ours is stored out back of the house as well. It might stay there during a category 1 storm but anything more and we're gone. We already have a potential storm heading our way this year, don't think...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-14-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By Mudfrog
Newer RVs probably have better charging systems...

Newer RVs probably have better charging systems than some of the older ones like mine. There was too much battery maintenance when I tried leaving ours plugged in 24/7 and the monthly electric bill...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-14-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Mudfrog
Coincidence,,, just went out to check things in...

Coincidence,,, just went out to check things in the motorhome this morning and found the Thetford Aqua Magic bowl dry. We only got 18 years out of the original seal but I suppose that's about the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-14-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Mudfrog
Old Biscuit nailed it. The main seals are on the...

Old Biscuit nailed it. The main seals are on the interior and exterior flanges of the slide. From my limited experience, and I guess it depends on manufacturer's design, the rubber wipe seal flips...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-14-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,259
Posted By Mudfrog
Funny you said that. My newer car must utilize...

Funny you said that. My newer car must utilize this. There's a slight delay in window motor function when the button is pushed so I knew right away that something was different. The other thing is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-06-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 705
Posted By Mudfrog
Fulltiming or camping weeks, months at a time...

Fulltiming or camping weeks, months at a time would make a difference I'm sure. Something like the Rhino might be the way to go in those situations.

For us, the cheapy hose works fine since our...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-05-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 705
Posted By Mudfrog
Eight years is a pretty good run with a sewer...

Eight years is a pretty good run with a sewer hose. Why not stick with that same brand?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-04-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,756
Posted By Mudfrog
I agree with Dutch Star Do, open or closed, a...

I agree with Dutch Star Do, open or closed, a person needs to go with what they feel is best.

We usually stay in parks with only water and electricity. Because of this, we have to watch how much...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-31-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By Mudfrog
You should be able to run both at the same time....

You should be able to run both at the same time. Of course, you'd most likely have an issue if an electric water heater element happened to energize while the other two were running.

From your...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-31-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By Mudfrog
As mentioned, check those tires. They should not...

As mentioned, check those tires. They should not only look good to the naked eye but also not be aged out. If you don't know their history, how they've been stored and run, then it might be good to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-30-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,696
Posted By Mudfrog
Just have to keep in mind that distance plays a...

Just have to keep in mind that distance plays a part of the calculation too!

Looking at the chart, a 10 gauge conductor is fine for a 50 foot run,,, if a person is ok with a 5% voltage drop. A 3%...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-30-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By Mudfrog
I do sometimes push the test button to check...

I do sometimes push the test button to check accuracy and to make sure everything lights up. They've always been accurate but we've found that they're not really needed very often. Guess we've had...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-29-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,350
Posted By Mudfrog
Usually don't "camp" when stored but we have...

Usually don't "camp" when stored but we have stayed in our rig a few times over the years when storms came through and knocked out power.
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-29-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,564
Posted By Mudfrog
Our rig was only a few months old when we...

Our rig was only a few months old when we encountered sulfur smelling water at a campground. Had a bit of discoloration that went away fairly quickly but that smell was released every time we opened...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-29-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,259
Posted By Mudfrog
Not me.. I realize not every one wants to do it...

Not me.. I realize not every one wants to do it and some, because of health issues, have a hard time doing it. But I myself would rather just open the hatch and turn the tank valve. It's easy to do...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-27-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,259
Posted By Mudfrog
I look at this the same way. Sure, I like a lot...

I look at this the same way. Sure, I like a lot of the conveniences we have now days but imo, most of the "bling" that manufacturers add to RVs is worthless. They know people crave the stuff and make...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-26-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By Mudfrog
Not familiar with the layout but is there a water...

Not familiar with the layout but is there a water heater (tank) in the vicinity?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-24-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By Mudfrog
I know I'm in the minority but my experience, of...

I know I'm in the minority but my experience, of many years, has been that flushing and keeping water in the tanks are not needed. I usually just dump and go. I'll sometimes add a few gallons back...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-22-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Mudfrog
Why isn't the battery hooked up? May not be...

Why isn't the battery hooked up?

May not be the problem but the refrigerator's electronics may not like the voltage provided straight from the converter.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-22-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By Mudfrog
With a black tank that small, I'd just hold down...

With a black tank that small, I'd just hold down on the flush lever to bring the level up. You could probably look down into the hole and see the water level as it rises that way. As far as the gray,...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-21-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Mudfrog
Wonder if those safety features can be turned...

Wonder if those safety features can be turned off. I'm pretty sure I can get into the DIC and turn off the front collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and rear cross traffic warning systems...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-21-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 841
Posted By Mudfrog
A big NO from me as well! People would be pulling...

A big NO from me as well! People would be pulling all kinds of goofy stunts trying to get into a site. Reservation systems are already being exploited and it's no wonder they're having to think about...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-21-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By Mudfrog
Our 2003 Itasca (Winnebago) has the sticker in...

Our 2003 Itasca (Winnebago) has the sticker in the bedroom closet. It shows the UVW (unloaded vehicle weight). According to the sticker, this includes full fuel, oil, and coolant.

I suspect this...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-19-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By Mudfrog
I just read my reply from the other day and it's...

I just read my reply from the other day and it's got me scratching my head. Can't figure out why I stated that 75 psi was too low a pressure. Running the tires at 75psi would cover our 6000 lb front...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-18-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By Mudfrog
That fused (orange) wire had me scratching my...

That fused (orange) wire had me scratching my head at first. Looked like it was running straight to the negative terminal. Looked closer and see that it's not attached.

Have a couple of opinions....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-18-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By Mudfrog
The 10% ethanol is in all grades of gasoline...

The 10% ethanol is in all grades of gasoline around our area. But like you say, even if the 89 and 91 were ethanol free, they certainly wouldn't be worth the extra cost for the majority of vehicles...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-16-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,957
Posted By Mudfrog
In my opinion, we need to signal every time. Give...

In my opinion, we need to signal every time. Give some warning, just in case there's another vehicle close by that we don't know is there.

Also, we know it can't be helped at times but it's in our...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-16-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By Mudfrog
Glad you got everything fixed! :) I come at...

Glad you got everything fixed! :)

I come at the quietness from another direction. The low pulsating rumble of the pump doesn't bother me at all. Matter of fact, I want to hear it as it might give...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-14-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 885
Posted By Mudfrog
Just throwing this out there. OP, you don't have...

Just throwing this out there. OP, you don't have a pooch, do ya?
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-14-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 549
Posted By Mudfrog
No doubt the 1440 is gonna heat faster than the...

No doubt the 1440 is gonna heat faster than the smaller wattage Hott Rod. But as I mentioned above, it works fine for our usage. We turn it on when we set up camp and it does the rest. Except for...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-13-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,157
Posted By Mudfrog
I was curious too. Looked and found 10 quarts...

I was curious too. Looked and found 10 quarts (two 5 qt jugs) of the Kirkland brand full synthetic 5w-30 for $29.99. That includes shipping and handling. About $3 a quart for that deal.

On a side...
Forum: Just Conversation 05-13-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,126
Posted By Mudfrog
I agree,,, I'd think the OP's registration needs...

I agree,,, I'd think the OP's registration needs to be upped a bit as well to make things more even.

Here in Texas, I pay annual registration and inspection,, cost varying between $60 and $132 per...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-13-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,638
Posted By Mudfrog
Late for the OP of course but if I had seen his...

Late for the OP of course but if I had seen his original post back in 2014, I'd have given my opinion that a moisture barrier wasn't needed. Best thing would have been to make the parking spot higher...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-13-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By Mudfrog
I've seen all the fun to be had when brides-to-be...

I've seen all the fun to be had when brides-to-be try to attain those once in a life time, perfect weddings. So much tension, so much going wrong, so much drama, and afterwards,, so much moola down...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 05-12-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By Mudfrog
I've never experienced the doom and gloom so many...

I've never experienced the doom and gloom so many people say comes with using ethanol gas. Ours has been run on old gas many times and has never had an issue. Have never had a problem using old fuel...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-12-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By Mudfrog
Ours is a Workhorse with the very same tire sizes...

Ours is a Workhorse with the very same tire sizes and GAWRs that yours has. The tire pressure sticker provided by Winnebago states 75 psi all the way around and is fine for covering the GVWR. It does...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-11-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By Mudfrog
That, or use a smaller cup. :laugh: Ours are...

That, or use a smaller cup. :laugh:

Ours are of the old style with two sizes built in. Soda cans fit all the way down and larger sizes fit to about halfway down. Works perfect for my huggied soda...
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