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Forum: Solo RV'ers 09-26-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 25,502
Posted By speedpeddler
My going solo story

Five years ago shortly after my wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at the age of 58 I purchased a slightly used 40 foot Monaco to fulfill my bucket list desire to tour the country by road....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-04-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,819
Posted By speedpeddler
I took a tape measure to one of the big box...

I took a tape measure to one of the big box stores and found a 32" Panasonic that fit the existing space perfectly. Fabbed up some mounts out of oak furring strips and it looks like it came in the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-09-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,789
Posted By speedpeddler
Update no. II: Yesterday the DW decided that a...

Update no. II: Yesterday the DW decided that a little practice backing into the driveway would clear everything up for her. So, I fired up the beast, put marks and reference points down for her and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-07-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,120
Posted By speedpeddler
I have a lot of time behind the wheel of various...

I have a lot of time behind the wheel of various types of race cars so looking as far down the road as possible is 2nd nature to me. I also spent the last 35 years as a chassis and suspension...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-07-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,789
Posted By speedpeddler
I do have a camera and find it helpful. I was...

I do have a camera and find it helpful. I was getting out to look so much the last time out I finally just left the door open. Still, I'm not comfortable backing without someone guiding me.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-07-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,789
Posted By speedpeddler
Help backing in?

As I've stated in previous posts, the DW and I are heading out across the country from Florida in a couple of weeks. This will be our first RV trip with the exception of two local weekend trips.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-07-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,120
Posted By speedpeddler
I like what your suggesting here. The coach felt...

I like what your suggesting here. The coach felt like it had too much air in the tires to me just like my car feels with hard tires. Dropping 5 lbs at a time until I get to the bottom of the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-05-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,120
Posted By speedpeddler
No doubt it could be me and this coach is normal....

No doubt it could be me and this coach is normal. LOL. The previous owner says he did not experience this and has owned rv's for 30 years. Also, I just had new tires installed and they WERE inflated...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-05-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,120
Posted By speedpeddler
Tire Pressure and Handling

I'm new to rv'ing and have only a couple hundred miles behind the wheel of a 40 ft Monaco. I know how my car feels and reacts to changes in tire pressure but don't have a clue with this coach and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-05-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,751
Posted By speedpeddler
Planned overnight stops or wing it?

The DW and I are leaving on our first cross country trip from Florida to California in three weeks. Well be heading west on I-10, I-20' or I-40 depending on weather. (We don't like being cold or too...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-20-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By speedpeddler
Finally got it and for all of you sitting on the...

Finally got it and for all of you sitting on the edge of your seat for the answer, here it is.
1. Remove four front screws behind the wooden buttons on the facia and wiggle it out. Mine was stuck...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-19-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By speedpeddler
Here's a couple of pics I hope will help.

Here's a couple of pics I hope will help.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 03-15-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By speedpeddler
How Does This TV Come Out?

Ok. I've searched the forums and still haven't found the answer. So, exactly how does one remove the front TV on a 2005 Diplomat?

I've removed the four front facia screws and nothing budges. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-02-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,755
Posted By speedpeddler
I started out looking at C's to test the RV...

I started out looking at C's to test the RV waters and ended up looking at Used A's after lurking here at irv2 for months. Ended up renting a nice 2005 Monaco from a friend instead of buying. Had...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-21-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,209
Posted By speedpeddler
I've had great results with Korean Hankook's on...

I've had great results with Korean Hankook's on my cars but did not buy them for the MH. just purchased six Goodyears for a total of $4,500 :eek: installed. They were the OEM tires on the rig and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-21-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,516
Posted By speedpeddler
To answer the OP's question on HP......WAY TOO...

To answer the OP's question on HP......WAY TOO MUCH IS JUST RIGHT.

For me anyway, when it comes to cars, I always buy the model with the most HP and frequently find myself making modifications to...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-20-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,562
Posted By speedpeddler
Every body has their own priorities but, for me...

Every body has their own priorities but, for me there's two kinds of cars, daily drivers and hobby cars. Daily drivers are easy, when repairs cost more than the payment on a new one, its replaced. ...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 02-09-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,350
Posted By speedpeddler
I never take my dogs, (English Bulldogs), to any...

I never take my dogs, (English Bulldogs), to any kind of dog park especially an off leash park. First, you never know the temperament of the other dogs or the intelligence of the owners and it only...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-03-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,691
Posted By speedpeddler
What he said times 10. Total waste of money.

What he said times 10. Total waste of money.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-03-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By speedpeddler
Controlled Medications on the Road (long)

DW and I have a two to three month road trip planned for this spring. She's in a pain management program from a botched surgery and on some powerful and strictly controlled pain medication. In...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-22-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By speedpeddler
Jeep Toad for Off Road?

Leaving for a two month trip out west from Florida in May and have heard from others that there are lots of opportunities for off roading on "Jeep" trails. I'll be towing a Jeep Wrangler and I'm...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-16-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By speedpeddler
Hey, I'm not a Goodyear fan either and tried to...

Hey, I'm not a Goodyear fan either and tried to convince my friend to use something else but he loves his Goodyears. I like Michelin on my cars but he and his son experienced blow outs with them on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-15-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By speedpeddler
Bought any Goodyear Tires Lately?

Started shopping for six new Goodyears, (275/70r 22.5) this week and damn near had a heart attack. Seems the cost of tires is going out of sight. The lowest price quoted was $564/ea and the highest...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-27-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,604
Posted By speedpeddler
I've been called for jury duty every other year...

I've been called for jury duty every other year for years till I got to number 11 and had enough. During jury selection for a pot possession case the judge asked me if I could be objective and rule...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-06-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,752
Posted By speedpeddler
Bought a house a couple of blocks from a track...

Bought a house a couple of blocks from a track crossing once and the constant train horns drove us crazy. Sold it a year later and will never again spend the night anywhere near train tracks again. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-30-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,552
Posted By speedpeddler
I was taught that no one should ever see your...

I was taught that no one should ever see your brights from behind or in front.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-27-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,029
Posted By speedpeddler
Nothing to be discouraged about. Do your...

Nothing to be discouraged about. Do your research, stand your ground, and don't let emotions influence your decision and you'll get a fair deal. Don't expect them to accept a offer that's not...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-25-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,029
Posted By speedpeddler
[QUOTE=Mr. M;1377281]So Speedpeddler, since you...

[QUOTE=Mr. M;1377281]So Speedpeddler,
since you were a successful salesman, tell us how does it all work from your end.

What do the buyer's try to do to get the best deal, and what does the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-24-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,048
Posted By speedpeddler
Really enjoying these replies and must say you...

Really enjoying these replies and must say you all make it more and more appealing with every story. I think we're committed to taking the plunge at this point and are looking for validation that we...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-23-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,048
Posted By speedpeddler
Perhaps I should add a little background for...

Perhaps I should add a little background for perspective so you'll be better able to comment on my particular situation.

My father was a diplomat and we lived all over the world but never in one...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-23-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,048
Posted By speedpeddler
Where do you go if you want to avoid those kind...

Where do you go if you want to avoid those kind of places? Can you just overnight where ever you want? Seems unlikely and possibly dangerous.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-23-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,048
Posted By speedpeddler
Explain the Appeal of the RV Lifestyle Please.

Seriously, this is not a troll and I'm really interested in the answers.

DW and I have been lurking on here for months to gather information while at the same time shopping for a class A DP which...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-20-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,029
Posted By speedpeddler
I took a job selling new and used cars many years...

I took a job selling new and used cars many years ago just for the experience when I was between career jobs. Ended up having a ball and stayed for three years. It takes a very,very, good...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-19-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,558
Posted By speedpeddler
I've been in the Drag Racing business all my life...

I've been in the Drag Racing business all my life as a participant and manufacturer so getting the biggest, most powerful engine is one of the things at the top of my list. Mileage isn't really a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-19-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,190
Posted By speedpeddler
I'm with you and planning on doing the same...

I'm with you and planning on doing the same thing. Planning on a one time tour of the country and then selling. I too thought renting would be easier and cheaper but the numbers just don't work if...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-17-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,558
Posted By speedpeddler
In what? It' already in a CD making a whopping...

In what? It' already in a CD making a whopping 1.3 percent and I' not getting any younger.:banghead:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-17-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,558
Posted By speedpeddler
What's your opinion of a 2005 40' Dutchstar with...

What's your opinion of a 2005 40' Dutchstar with the 370 Cummings and about 50,000 miles for 95 K? I like the quality of the Newmars interior as well as the Monaco's.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-15-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,558
Posted By speedpeddler
HaHa. Had to laugh at this as my friend that...

HaHa. Had to laugh at this as my friend that owns a Monaco said the exact same thing.

Great responses that pretty much confirm what I was thinking from my lurker days. Nice to know I'm headed in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-15-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,558
Posted By speedpeddler
What would you buy for a 100 K?

Been looking at class A's and lurking here for a couple of months trying to get a handle on our first RV. Want to go with a used DP with enough power to tow a toad and can spend a 100K give or take....
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