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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-29-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,543
Posted By Bo
Do the fan and insulation improvements. It...

Do the fan and insulation improvements. It appears you are using the gas mode. I was having similar poor cooling after the fan and insulation improvements and noted in my manual that correct gas...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-04-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,769
Posted By Bo
Many year ago we were camping in a Colorado State...

Many year ago we were camping in a Colorado State Park and I had left a cooler outside the camper. I am diabetic and my insulin was in the cooler. When we got up in the morning the cooler was gone...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-01-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,495
Posted By Bo
No doubt the chassis batteries could be defective...

No doubt the chassis batteries could be defective but no one has considered that something is draining the batteries. Some years ago I had a neighbor that bought a new DP and plugged it in as soon...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-23-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,584
Posted By Bo
I live in Colorado and have a place that would...

I live in Colorado and have a place that would fill your wants but Colorado mountain property is getting way to expensive for what you have. For what you want I would look at Wyoming. Wyoming is...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 02-23-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,628
Posted By Bo
I have a summer home in the Colorado front range...

I have a summer home in the Colorado front range and have been using Verizon as the only phone and internet service available for years. The last couple of years their signals progressively began...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-26-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,417
Posted By Bo
Lots of thoughts and good suggestions but it...

Lots of thoughts and good suggestions but it seems everyone is thinking a hard short between hot(black) and ground or neutral. I didn't see a reply to whether the house breaker was GFCI or a...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-26-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,473
Posted By Bo
Smile Thanks Old-Biscuit. I investigated this kit and...

Thanks Old-Biscuit. I investigated this kit and learned from Dometic that it doesn't fit my refrigerator but recommended that I copy the design and modify it to fit my frig. I constructed a burner...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-19-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,473
Posted By Bo
Report on repair

It has been a long time since I posted this but thought I should report back now that I've got the frig working. First, I'd like to thank all that replied.


We left for home and used the light...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-25-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,516
Posted By Bo
Bobcat urine, now that's one I haven't tried. ...

Bobcat urine, now that's one I haven't tried. Guess I will give it a try.


To the OP. I have been down the rodent road many times both in RVs and permanent and semi permanent residences. For...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-25-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,473
Posted By Bo
Thanks for the suggestion Bob and Donna. ...

Thanks for the suggestion Bob and Donna.

This refrigerator's controls appear quite dated and crude, no surprise. The few connections I have found are power and grounds which I checked by...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-24-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,473
Posted By Bo
Dometic RM2510 igniter stopped working

I rolled out our old camper this Spring and got all systems checked out and working before leaving on an extended trip. We travel with the refrigerator operating on gas and switch to AC when camped....
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 05-05-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,115
Posted By Bo
Palomino Pop Up Lift Help Needed

I am helping my son with his 2007 Palomino 1500 pop up slide in camper. It uses a cable lift system with the cable mechanism mounted on the front of the camper. A nut worked loose on an end cover...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-23-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 26,493
Posted By Bo
I just did a search on "axle flip" and found...

I just did a search on "axle flip" and found Dexter makes a kit that requires no welding for 3 inch axle tubes. If your axle tube is 3 inches, this is what you want. They also make one for a 2 3/8"...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-23-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 26,493
Posted By Bo
I have seen conversion kits for moving the...

I have seen conversion kits for moving the springs above the axles. Can't remember who made them but a Google search might locate a source. The kit included perches for the top of the axle, thus no...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-22-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 26,493
Posted By Bo
The old Chev that you had was probably the lowest...

The old Chev that you had was probably the lowest truck of its time. I expect you also have an older fifth wheel. All the new trucks have raised the bed height compared to the older trucks and have...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-22-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,567
Posted By Bo
Thanks for the info. Winter is still quite a way...

Thanks for the info. Winter is still quite a way off but I want to be ready. The washer is installed in a "park model" trailer on a lot I have in the mountains. We use it as a "get away" year...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-21-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,567
Posted By Bo
winterizing washer

My wife recently convinced me she needed a washer. We found a slightly used Haier combination washer/dryer that had seen only a small amount of use in a class A MH. I have it operating and wife...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-20-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By Bo
I finally am ready to reply with info on what I...

I finally am ready to reply with info on what I chose. I selected a TomTom GO 2505TM. I haven't used it much, yet, but will be leaving tomorrow on a trip to Blue Ridge, Virginia. The little I have...
Forum: Powerstroke Engine Forum 09-18-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,403
Posted By Bo
Glad you found this. I was in a rush on my last...

Glad you found this. I was in a rush on my last post and totally forgot about just unplugging the EBPV. I found your post when I got back to my computer to tell you about the unplug. I had the...
Forum: Powerstroke Engine Forum 09-15-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,403
Posted By Bo
The butterfly can be removed from the EBPV. The...

The butterfly can be removed from the EBPV. The hardest part of removing the butterfly is removing the turbo to get it apart. Lots of guys have done it themselves. I know you can get info on the...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-15-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By Bo
GPS with campground POI

We have been using a Magellan Maestro for several years and it has done us well as long as we put up with its quirks. The reason for replacement is that Magellan stopped updating maps for it less...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-23-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,192
Posted By Bo
That is really my main concern. 15 years ago...

That is really my main concern. 15 years ago when I was looking into the conversion the advice was: If the fiver had a boxed frame it was OK to convert but if the fiver had a C channel or U channel...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-22-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,192
Posted By Bo
Gooseneck to Fifth Wheel adapter

I recently purchased a new truck and will be installing a gooseneck turnover ball style hitch. I also want to tow my fiver. I can either buy a fifth wheel hitch that mounts on the gooseneck ball or...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-05-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bo
Your traveling preferences may be different than...

Your traveling preferences may be different than mine but here is our preferred quick route between Virginia and Colorado. We get on I-64 in Virginia and take it all the way to St. Louis, then take...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-23-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,752
Posted By Bo
One thing to note: Today's pressure treatment is...

One thing to note: Today's pressure treatment is not the same as that used only and few years back. Experience with older PT boards may not be the same as with present PT wood. My present plan is...
Forum: CB & Ham Radio 11-18-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,486
Posted By Bo
Wayne, Top passenger side of the windshield is...

Wayne,
Top passenger side of the windshield is exactly where I was thinking. If the antenna is long enough to get the loading section above the cap it should work very well.

BTW: I got my ham...
Forum: CB & Ham Radio 11-18-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,486
Posted By Bo
Wayne, Top passenger side of the windshield is...

Wayne,
Top passenger side of the windshield is exactly where I was thinking. If the antenna is long enough to get the loading section above the cap it should work very well.

BTW: I got my ham...
Forum: CB & Ham Radio 11-18-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,486
Posted By Bo
No doubt a through the glass antenna would not...

No doubt a through the glass antenna would not perform as good as a top end hard wired antenna. But, it seems that a through glass antenna mounted high on the huge glass front of larger Class As...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-17-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,752
Posted By Bo
Pressure treated board under tires during storage?

My fiver and wife's motorhome both spend their storage time parked in our pasture. I have been parking the trailer's tires on pine 2x10s but the boards are rotted to the point they need replacement....
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-17-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bo
We made it to Canon City before the snow hit. ...

We made it to Canon City before the snow hit. Had a great trip but the route changed as we progressed. Spent 4 days in Great Smokies. The last two nights we spent in the campground at Cade's Cove....
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-04-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bo
I had a report keyed in and something went wrong...

I had a report keyed in and something went wrong with my internet connection and lost it so will try again.
We started our return trip from Blue Ridge, VA, this morning with the intent of spending...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-27-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bo
Heading home, Virginia to Colorado.

We made it to Virginia and thanks to those that gave tips for places to see. Now its time to head home. We will be travelling from Roanoke, VA to Canon City, CO. We are well aware of the fastest...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-24-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By Bo
I went with Roadmasters by Greenball. Dealer...

I went with Roadmasters by Greenball. Dealer says they are made by Goodyear. I stuck with load range D. Finding tires not made in China is nigh onto impossible. The Roadmasters I got came from...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-13-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bo
Thanks for the prompt replies. Our trip is still...

Thanks for the prompt replies. Our trip is still in the planning stages so keep the suggestions coming.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-12-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bo
Maine in October

My wife has been wanting to visit Maine for several years and this Fall we have a reason to go East and would like to include Maine. She wants to include Acadia NP. Our schedule is uncertain and at...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-09-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By Bo
Need new tires on 5ver

The tires on my fifth wheel are 8 years old and still look good but to be safe I am shopping around for new ones. Tire size is 225/75 15 load range D. Present tires are Carlisle and I have had no...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-07-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By Bo
We have heat!

I checked out the furnace today and with a little help with a guy with nimble fingers we got it fixed. It is an Atwood furnace. When it was turned on it would pop a couple times but not light and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-01-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By Bo
Listening for the igniter and checking the sail...

Listening for the igniter and checking the sail switch are two things high on my list. Range and refridge. work. Thanks for the ideas, keep them coming.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-01-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By Bo
Question New furnace doesn't work.

I am posting this for a friend that I told I would help. I don't have much info at this time so my question will be fragmented but try to consider late model low end furnaces in general. I don't...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-28-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,074
Posted By Bo
My wife's 2001 DynaMax Starflyte has developed a...

My wife's 2001 DynaMax Starflyte has developed a water leak in one of its windows. The leak shows up when it is raining and the water runs out from under the interior frame and down the wall. The...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-28-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,074
Posted By Bo
My wife's 2001 DynaMax Starflyte has developed a...

My wife's 2001 DynaMax Starflyte has developed a water leak in one of its windows. The leak shows up when it is raining and the water runs out from under the interior frame and down the wall. The...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-06-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,042
Posted By Bo
We were traveling West on I64 near the New River...

We were traveling West on I64 near the New River Gorge when we heard a loud bang and severe loss of power as we crested a long steep climb. I needed a place to pull off and attempt a repair, I carry...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-06-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,042
Posted By Bo
We were traveling West on I64 near the New River...

We were traveling West on I64 near the New River Gorge when we heard a loud bang and severe loss of power as we crested a long steep climb. I needed a place to pull off and attempt a repair, I carry...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-17-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By Bo
I see you received no replies on this and I am...

I see you received no replies on this and I am probably too late for you but here goes. I have traveled the route you describe a few times but not with as a large a rig as you have. The road is...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-17-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By Bo
My wife and I are planning a visit to relatives...

My wife and I are planning a visit to relatives that live on the East side of Ohare International in the Chicago area. We will be living in our small fifth wheel and need a place to camp for a few...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-17-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By Bo
My wife and I are planning a visit to relatives...

My wife and I are planning a visit to relatives that live on the East side of Ohare International in the Chicago area. We will be living in our small fifth wheel and need a place to camp for a few...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-13-2006, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,927
Posted By Bo
Thanks for the link Donavon. Interesting parts...

Thanks for the link Donavon. Interesting parts finder. Unfortunately the kit they found isn't the right one for my gen. The 2800 is small and not the most common around. I'll keep looking and if...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-12-2006, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,733
Posted By Bo
Just to answer your fuse question. A 325 amp...

Just to answer your fuse question. A 325 amp fuse in place of a 300 is not your problem. Fuses are safety devices that disconnect the batteries if the load becomes excessive by burning out. A...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-12-2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,927
Posted By Bo
My wife's motorhome has a 2800 series Onan...

My wife's motorhome has a 2800 series Onan generator that has a carburetor problem that I want to fix. Every so often after the generator has been running for 5 to 10 minutes it will stall and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-12-2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,927
Posted By Bo
My wife's motorhome has a 2800 series Onan...

My wife's motorhome has a 2800 series Onan generator that has a carburetor problem that I want to fix. Every so often after the generator has been running for 5 to 10 minutes it will stall and...
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