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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-12-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By Dakotah
To cut memory foam use an electric carving knife....

To cut memory foam use an electric carving knife. If they donít make them anymore you can probably get one cheap on eBay. They cut through it very nice with smooth edges. We trimmed ours to round out...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-06-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Dakotah
I carry the TSD card which gives me a discount on...

I carry the TSD card which gives me a discount on the highway for diesel. What I’ve found though, is that the prices at truck stops are jacked up. The price in town is usually the same or lower than...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-06-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,204
Posted By Dakotah
We just finished our big trip of the year and had...

We just finished our big trip of the year and had some big issues. Fridge went out, bent my hitch head and put a long tear in the TPO roof. In the grand scheme of things they aren’t that big. We...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-05-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Dakotah
This is a great site and RV owners are generally...

This is a great site and RV owners are generally a great bunch of people. We had a couple mishaps on our last trip and both times we had neighbors come over to offer help. The park owner even...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-05-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By Dakotah
We came down through Wisconsin and took 39 south...

We came down through Wisconsin and took 39 south when we got to Rockford. Went east on I 80 and avoided most of the traffic around Chicago. We usually would take 290 by Schaumburg, but itís always...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-02-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,582
Posted By Dakotah
I cheat. I bring a propane torch to sear steaks...

I cheat. I bring a propane torch to sear steaks and start camp fires. Works like a charm.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-02-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By Dakotah
Gotta confess my ignorance. So, my diesel F250...

Gotta confess my ignorance. So, my diesel F250 doesnít have one. Lol. Iíve been worried about mine being stolen when the truck is parked in front of our house the night before a trip with the 5th...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-29-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,197
Posted By Dakotah
We got up this morning and it was 61 degrees in...

We got up this morning and it was 61 degrees in the camper. Turned on the fireplace and in no time it was 70. Never thought Iíd like one, but it sure was nice not having to use propane to heat the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-29-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,654
Posted By Dakotah
Just drove 1200 miles from MN to Maryland and...

Just drove 1200 miles from MN to Maryland and encountered some strong winds. If it had not been for the tree tops and grass bending over we would not have known it was windy. Our 33í fiver is 12í6Ē....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,414
Posted By Dakotah
I canít imagine why itís needed. Personally, Iíd...

I canít imagine why itís needed. Personally, Iíd just make one up.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,582
Posted By Dakotah
Personally, I welcome friendly advice. We camped...

Personally, I welcome friendly advice. We camped for 20 years not knowing you should turn off the breaker at the post before plugging in. I never turned it off before leaving the campsite either. Of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-27-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,908
Posted By Dakotah
Found myself on a winding downhill road that was...

Found myself on a winding downhill road that was a 10% grade. Sure glad I have tow/haul on my truck. Went down in second gear but felt in control the entire descent.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-26-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By Dakotah
We’ve had a stressful trip. Ruined my slider...

We’ve had a stressful trip. Ruined my slider hitch because I didn’t keep it lubed. Put 8 feet of damage along the edge of my TPO roof. The refrigerator started leaking ammonia after the 3rd day of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-20-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,614
Posted By Dakotah
Weíve been camping for over 30 years. Did the...

Weíve been camping for over 30 years. Did the progression from tent to pop up to trailer and this year a new 5th wheel. Iím not a handyman kinda guy, but if something needs to be fixed I research and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-16-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,053
Posted By Dakotah
So they loaded up the truck and they moved to...

So they loaded up the truck and they moved to Beverly

Hills, that is. Swimmin pools, movie stars.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-05-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,719
Posted By Dakotah
Just take the whole car. Probably faster than...

Just take the whole car. Probably faster than trying to get the batteries out.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-05-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,948
Posted By Dakotah
I go back a long way. My experience was that low...

I go back a long way. My experience was that low temp machines rinsed at about 160 degrees. But, the real key to sanitizing was that the dishware and glassware retained heat. The longer exposure to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-04-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,012
Posted By Dakotah
Some of us going camping to get away from...

Some of us going camping to get away from television and music. We enjoy the peace and serenity of the great outdoors.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-01-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By Dakotah
We always pick up our 5th wheel and park it...

We always pick up our 5th wheel and park it attached to the truck on our residential street the night before we leave. Now I’m having nightmares about going out in the morning to leave on a trip only...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-01-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,948
Posted By Dakotah
I have a degree in Public Health Microbiology....

I have a degree in Public Health Microbiology. Spent a little time as a health inspector. I’m more concerned about eating in restaurants than using the dump station. I try to avoid drinking out of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-31-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 13,576
Posted By Dakotah
I quit drinking 17 years ago. In treatment they...

I quit drinking 17 years ago. In treatment they told us quitting alcohol was easier than quitting cigarettes. Itís not just a mental addiction, itís physical.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-29-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 13,576
Posted By Dakotah
I smoke 3-4 cigars a day when we camp. We camp in...

I smoke 3-4 cigars a day when we camp. We camp in state parks 90% of the time. In over 20 years I’ve never had anyone come over and complain. If they did, I’d let it burn out. Common courtesy. If I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-21-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,650
Posted By Dakotah
This is an amazing thread. We used city water on...

This is an amazing thread. We used city water on a trip for the first time last month. Had a pressure regulator set at 45. Found water dripping out the side by the water heater. Removed a panel on...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-20-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12,710
Views: 1,780,725
Posted By Dakotah
Artwork. Remember that line from Christmas...

Artwork. Remember that line from Christmas Vacation as Eddie is emptying the black tank into the sewer and the neighbors walk out? The Toilets Full! Except he doesn’t say toilet. It’s framed and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-19-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Dakotah
Wealthy people employ tax accountants and tax...

Wealthy people employ tax accountants and tax attorneys to legally avoid paying some taxes. They can afford to pay, they just donít want to pay more than they legally have to pay. I take advantage of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-08-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,327
Posted By Dakotah
I like to be considerate of those behind me, but...

I like to be considerate of those behind me, but safety is more important. I watch for what’s coming at me and will pull over when it’s safe.
Forum: Just Conversation 07-30-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 16,721
Posted By Dakotah
As every generation grows older don’t they look...

As every generation grows older don’t they look at the younger degeneration and think they are rude, spoiled and inconsiderate? My guess is that the generation before me thinks the same thing about...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-27-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,465
Posted By Dakotah
Stayed in a state park. 5 loops. 2 electric. 3...

Stayed in a state park. 5 loops. 2 electric. 3 non electric. A couple in a tent next to us (electric) loop, came over to ask if we were going to turn off our rope lights which were on the ground...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-27-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By Dakotah
Looks like a great way to meet the ladies if you...

Looks like a great way to meet the ladies if you are a single guy. Lol.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-27-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 25,438
Posted By Dakotah
Iím impressed. Since the site is free it seems...

Iím impressed. Since the site is free it seems that many people donít think rules need to be followed. I guess I was raised differently.
Forum: Just Conversation 07-25-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,052
Posted By Dakotah
That was funny! Didnít catch it at first. Lol!

That was funny! Didnít catch it at first. Lol!
Forum: Just Conversation 07-25-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 16,721
Posted By Dakotah
Bingo! That was my first thought. Everyone gets a...

Bingo! That was my first thought. Everyone gets a participation trophy. We certainly donít want anyoneís feelings to be hurt. In St. Paul MN they used to pass kids to the next grade level even if...
Forum: Just Conversation 07-23-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,052
Posted By Dakotah
Loved the pics! Thanks. I travel a lot of rural...

Loved the pics! Thanks. I travel a lot of rural areas and watch the crops from planting to harvest. In the fall I watch them at night with lights on their combines getting the crops in. Farmers feed...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-20-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 16,133
Posted By Dakotah
Let me know when they make light weight batteries.

Let me know when they make light weight batteries.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-19-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 16,133
Posted By Dakotah
Canít imagine they can replace a Diesel engine in...

Canít imagine they can replace a Diesel engine in an 18 wheeler with an electric motor. I love my F250 turbo diesel.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-18-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Dakotah
We have a very large RV dealer here and they have...

We have a very large RV dealer here and they have a very small inventory. They canít get them or canít keep them in stock. A large boat dealer and Chevy dealer along the highway has very few boats or...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-17-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,655
Posted By Dakotah
I donít have any mechanical or electrical skills....

I donít have any mechanical or electrical skills. I donít panic though when issues arise (and they do). You are spot on about the troubleshooting ability and willingness to work on the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-17-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By Dakotah
I wouldn’t risk driving an RV on that driveway....

I wouldn’t risk driving an RV on that driveway. It’s beautiful. Heck of a poop run!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-16-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,841
Posted By Dakotah
Our state parks show pad length and left and...

Our state parks show pad length and left and right slide restrictions on their website. Very helpful in choosing a site. What I don’t want to do is pick a site where my truck won’t fit with my...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-16-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,493
Posted By Dakotah
Itís a bird. A red bird. They have lots of rules....

Itís a bird. A red bird. They have lots of rules. :)
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-15-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Dakotah
My dealer has a lot that is virtually empty....

My dealer has a lot that is virtually empty. Demand is still strong, but I think it’s more of an inability to get parts and labor for production. A large car and boat dealer nearby also have near...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-08-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,655
Posted By Dakotah
I let them know that itís cheaper to stay in a...

I let them know that itís cheaper to stay in a hotel. Sometimes cheaper to fly and rent a car. It really depends on their motivation. If they think they are saving money by camping they are making a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-08-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,381
Posted By Dakotah
Why is green the most dangerous color? Oops....

Why is green the most dangerous color?

Oops. Sorry about high jacking the thread :facepalm:
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-04-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,312
Posted By Dakotah
Excellent advice! Weíve pulled a TT for 20 years...

Excellent advice! Weíve pulled a TT for 20 years and all was good. Upgraded to a new 5th wheel this year. Lots of new technology and backing in was a concern. Watched hours of vids before our first...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-02-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,029
Posted By Dakotah
You are right. Saying “you are welcome” is really...

You are right. Saying “you are welcome” is really asking and expecting too much out of someone. And perhaps you can tell me where I suggested I was upset.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-30-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,410
Posted By Dakotah
We didnít have the internet when we started...

We didnít have the internet when we started pulling a TT. Had no idea you should flip the breaker off before disconnecting power and leaving a site. Learned a lot of things by trial and error. Just...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-30-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,029
Posted By Dakotah
I always thank people, but maybe itís further on...

I always thank people, but maybe itís further on in the thread after multiple responses. When Iím out and thank people I often get the redone ďno problemĒ. I am relieved to know it wasnít a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-20-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,464
Posted By Dakotah
I lived in Durango. Thatís just plain nuts. I...

I lived in Durango. Thatís just plain nuts. I wouldnít even drive a 4 wheel drive SUV on many backroads. Jeep country.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-20-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,576
Posted By Dakotah
May be that they are inconsiderate, or perhaps...

May be that they are inconsiderate, or perhaps they just lack common sense.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-18-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,480
Posted By Dakotah
Got the card and soon realized that the price I...

Got the card and soon realized that the price I paid, with the discount, is higher than Sam’s Club and many other stations. I only use it when I need to fuel at a truck stop because I can’t get into...
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