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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances Today, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By IdahoBen
I'm hoping that's all it is, and I wind up with a...

I'm hoping that's all it is, and I wind up with a spare valve on board. Will know more later today when we break camp.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By IdahoBen
Lippert Levelling Jacks Issue

I'm posting this here partly for documentation of my troubleshooting steps, partly for input, and, hopefully soon, documentation of a resolution that others will find useful.

I have a 4 year old...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-14-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By IdahoBen
I think all Class C's sit low, especially in the...

I think all Class C's sit low, especially in the rear. It's made even worse when coach manufacturers put the drains outside/below the house. Our RV doesn't have that specific setup as we have a wet...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-14-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By IdahoBen
I've ordered a replacement awning through Rev,...

I've ordered a replacement awning through Rev, who sources from Carefree, back in January. I keep calling every month, and each time they push out the potential ship date another month, sometimes 2....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By IdahoBen
To get the Gasbuddy discount at a pump you need...

To get the Gasbuddy discount at a pump you need their card, which will act as a debit card tied to your checking account. It's free to get but I think you pay shipping to get the card.

Shell...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-23-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By IdahoBen
Out of curiosity, what are you going with?

Out of curiosity, what are you going with?
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-23-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By IdahoBen
Just throwing my $.02. I have the Peplink...

Just throwing my $.02.

I have the Peplink CAT-18 bundle from MMH with the Poynting roof antenna. SIMs connect to AT&T (reseller) and Verizon (visible). We aren't full time but are often out for...
Forum: Going Green 09-08-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By IdahoBen
Good to know! I didn't realize there was more...

Good to know! I didn't realize there was more than 1 Victron bluetooth dongle!
Forum: Going Green 09-07-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By IdahoBen
Most folks just velcro or command strip the...

Most folks just velcro or command strip the dongle to the side of the inverter. It needs +12v, ground, and then that RJ45 cable to connect it to a data jack in the Victron (on my Multiplus 3000 you...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-24-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By IdahoBen
I have a car I bought used and you could see the...

I have a car I bought used and you could see the witness marks on the pan from using an impact gun to either take the drain plug off or put it on. I wound up going with oversized drain plugs and no...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-19-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,211
Posted By IdahoBen
99% sure it's the rubber brake line that goes...

99% sure it's the rubber brake line that goes from the hard line to the caliper. Common issue, it's happened to me as well. Replace both front brake lines and flush/bleed the system. They start to...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-12-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,399
Posted By IdahoBen
I know with a larger wheel/tire you run into...

I know with a larger wheel/tire you run into issues with the front wheels hitting the back fender well/running boards. I know some have gone with larger 17" wheels and tires but they lifted their...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-05-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,876
Posted By IdahoBen
I'm 6'5" and my feet overhang our RV King. Just...

I'm 6'5" and my feet overhang our RV King. Just one of the downsides of being tall, but I love the width on the bed.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-02-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,876
Posted By IdahoBen
The only 2 I know with a king bed and W/D hookups...

The only 2 I know with a king bed and W/D hookups in current production are the Coachmen Leprechaun 298kb and the Thor Omni/Magnitude SV34. The Coachmen is a gasser the mattress has to flip up on...
Forum: Just Conversation 06-29-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,432
Posted By IdahoBen
I remember a couple of years ago VW won it with...

I remember a couple of years ago VW won it with an electric car. I think the gas powered cars are now at a serious disadvantage for this race. That's definitely a cool video to watch from inside...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-29-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By IdahoBen
I did. I was trying to get BFG K02 All Terrain...

I did. I was trying to get BFG K02 All Terrain tires for my Class C. Ordered them with a B/O of 3 weeks which then got pushed to 3 months. I canceled the order and found another brand with similar...
Forum: Full-Timers 06-18-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By IdahoBen
Interesting points RS505! I didn't think...

Interesting points RS505!

I didn't think about the full time RV insurance being negated by having a residence.
Forum: Full-Timers 06-17-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By IdahoBen
Not to get too far into the weeds with my...

Not to get too far into the weeds with my finances but my loan to value on this property is miniscule. I have the cash to pay off the mortgage but with the low interest rate I'd rather not so I can...
Forum: Full-Timers 06-16-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By IdahoBen
Thanks for the recent reminder... the whole...

Thanks for the recent reminder... the whole rental fiasco with Covid. That ALONE will stop me from renting our current house out. I just don't want to sell it due to the appraisal and to have a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-14-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,492
Posted By IdahoBen
Do some searches on here and Facebook. You'll...

Do some searches on here and Facebook. You'll find lots of comments, mostly positive.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-14-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,065
Posted By IdahoBen
Surprisingly the roof drilling was fairly quick...

Surprisingly the roof drilling was fairly quick and painless. The mentality of it was drilling was worse than the actual process. I used a 1" hole saw, just barely big enough to fish the antenna...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-10-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,065
Posted By IdahoBen
I had an issue where my SSID would disappear. I...

I had an issue where my SSID would disappear. I had to change the DTIM to 15. To get to that setting go to AP profiles (where you select if the SSID is 2.4 or 5ghz) and click on the ? in the top...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-04-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,515
Posted By IdahoBen
Interesting insights! I've envied Super C's for...

Interesting insights! I've envied Super C's for years but haven't taken height into the equation. How tall is yours?

My current Class C (gasser/E450) is 12', so a little taller than most...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-04-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By IdahoBen
I've got an appointment later this month to raise...

I've got an appointment later this month to raise mine 6" via these guys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYe3eLW_WQM&t=1s
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-04-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,937
Posted By IdahoBen
I joined one of those several thousand member...

I joined one of those several thousand member Party Plans from reddit, shortly after they upped the limit from 4 lines. It's been "set it and forget it" to constantly get the $25/month discounted...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-23-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By IdahoBen
There are some spots along magic reservoir per...

There are some spots along magic reservoir per campendium. I'm sure iOverlander has some in the area as well.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-21-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By IdahoBen
It's been a while since I exported a gpx file to...

It's been a while since I exported a gpx file to a GPS (I used a Garmin a while back) but it was straight forward. Export out the GPX file, copy it to the SD card and put it in your GPS. Now...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 05-14-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,065
Posted By IdahoBen
FWIW I bought the speed demon bundle from MMH. ...

FWIW I bought the speed demon bundle from MMH. I've been very happy with the performance of it.
Forum: Full-Timers 05-10-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By IdahoBen
"Most" timers??

My wife and I are considering renting our primary residence out and hitting the road for a year, maybe 2 (depends on the length of the lease). We have some obligations/plans this year like hosting...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-17-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,937
Posted By IdahoBen
Nice.. so that same "trick" works with both...

Nice.. so that same "trick" works with both Visible/Verizon and TMO.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-16-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,937
Posted By IdahoBen
How do you bypass the limit with TMobile?

How do you bypass the limit with TMobile?
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-10-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,880
Posted By IdahoBen
Many of us are using Visible (a Verizon MVNO) for...

Many of us are using Visible (a Verizon MVNO) for $25/mo. See https://www.irv2.com/forums/f53/40-month-unlimited-internet-interested-442091.html#post4758860 for more info.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-09-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By IdahoBen
Check out sites like campendium.com and...

Check out sites like campendium.com and allstays.com. If you're willing to boondock you can get some incredible views for free.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 03-19-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By IdahoBen
Ah I didn't think to look for a reseller.

Ah I didn't think to look for a reseller.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 03-18-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By IdahoBen
I recently came across this as an alternative to...

I recently came across this as an alternative to a bluetooth enabled smart shunt. Unfortunately it's sold out.
...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-18-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,304
Posted By IdahoBen
Thanks for the review. This is what I'm looking...

Thanks for the review. This is what I'm looking to go with... but a battery monitor has a higher priority on the budget list currently.

In the meantime I replaced the 200amp fuse near the coach...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-15-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,304
Posted By IdahoBen
What are the details on the heaters? I'm looking...

What are the details on the heaters? I'm looking to do something for my lithium batteries.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-13-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,937
Posted By IdahoBen
We are out boondocking along the snake river for...

We are out boondocking along the snake river for our 1st shakedown run of our new to us rig. This trip is also giving me the chance to test out my Pepwave with an AT&T and Visible SIM. I'm a bit...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-11-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By IdahoBen
Have you tried searching Youtube? I know there...

Have you tried searching Youtube? I know there are several videos there about removing/replacing the awning canvas which requires removing the entire assembly.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-09-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,200
Posted By IdahoBen
Just saw this. Elon mentions RVs! ...

Just saw this. Elon mentions RVs!
...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-08-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By IdahoBen
rockauto.com should have lots of choices.

rockauto.com should have lots of choices.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-08-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,065
Posted By IdahoBen
I bought my equipment (bundle) from MMH but not...

I bought my equipment (bundle) from MMH but not my cellular plan.

When I ran into technical issue (not MMH's fault) I opened a case with them as well as Peplink. Initial response was within 24...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-08-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,324
Posted By IdahoBen
This might be more than what you're interested in...

This might be more than what you're interested in but it's where I got a lot of my knowledge base on Peplink cellular routers.

https://youtu.be/YqFYEb_X5v4
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-05-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,683
Posted By IdahoBen
These mini splits seem to be gaining traction...

These mini splits seem to be gaining traction with RV'ers. I was just watching a youtube video last night where somebody did this on a Class C.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-04-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By IdahoBen
Great idea!!!

Great idea!!!
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-03-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 308,937
Posted By IdahoBen
Over $1k? I'm seeing pre-orders in the mid $500...

Over $1k? I'm seeing pre-orders in the mid $500 range on the web site.

That's still cheaper (by several hundreds) than my Pepwave Max Transit and Poynting roof antenna. Big upside is that the...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-01-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,324
Posted By IdahoBen
Thanks... as a follow up I recently received a...

Thanks... as a follow up I recently received a visible SIM. I activated it on my phone and moved it over to the Pepwave with the settings above and VOILA!!! I'm happy to have a backup SIM/provider...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-28-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,324
Posted By IdahoBen
Out of curiosity can you take the Visible SIM out...

Out of curiosity can you take the Visible SIM out of your phone and put it in the Pepwave and use it that way?
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-27-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,324
Posted By IdahoBen
Thanks for the clarification!

Thanks for the clarification!
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 02-26-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,324
Posted By IdahoBen
I figured I would leave this here for those of us...

I figured I would leave this here for those of us that bought the Peplink Max Transit CAT18. It appears that TMOBILE has disallowed this particular device from connecting to their network. The...
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