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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Yesterday, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By chunker
I was going to red mark it myself but since there...

I was going to red mark it myself but since there are many with a much better command of the English language and proper grammar than myself, I figured that I'd leave that to an English major to do. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
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Views: 148
Posted By chunker
I remember when I was in elementary school and...

I remember when I was in elementary school and what happened when I would submit an English paper. Inevitably I would get it back all marked up with the teacher "red-marking" my spelling,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-21-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By chunker
Leaking comes from one side not from a specific...

Leaking comes from one side not from a specific tank.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-21-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By chunker
I looked at the Keystone web site about it and it...

I looked at the Keystone web site about it and it doesn't look different from a hundred other offerings out there. All the fluffy "puffery" doesn't make it really different. Looks like just another...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-21-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By chunker
The resolution will have to wait on this one. I...

The resolution will have to wait on this one. I was briefly at the trailer yesterday and but apparently took my soap solution in the sprayer home. 409 doesn't work as well and I found the right tank...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-21-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,975
Posted By chunker
I'll add this. LEDs are the problem or rather how...

I'll add this. LEDs are the problem or rather how the manufacturer uses them. We have a 2012 PT Crusader and the 2020 Keystone Raptor. Crusader has incandescent, Raptor LED. The porch light on the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-21-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By chunker
The key I've found is start early researching....

The key I've found is start early researching. The days of waiting to the last minute or just showing up and expecting a "room in the inn" are largely gone. The new normal is changing and no...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-20-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By chunker
My bad, I was thinking of the .gov.

My bad, I was thinking of the .gov.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-20-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By chunker
With the changes a while ago it's not a user...

With the changes a while ago it's not a user friendly site anymore. Let's say just typical government mismanagement of something. The I was going to stay in a COE in KY last fall I called the...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 01-20-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By chunker
I second that motion and add this. Make a...

I second that motion and add this. Make a completely new ground wire to supplement the existing ground/s and see if that helps. Ground wire connections on RVs are subjected to exposure to the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-20-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By chunker
Even a "certified" inspector can miss something...

Even a "certified" inspector can miss something and there is no absolute guarantee of anything. Someone licensed though is more likely to catch things though. I've never used an inspection myself but...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-20-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By chunker
I'm going down there today to take care of a...

I'm going down there today to take care of a couple other things and will give all the connections, and the regulator a good coating, then open the valve slowly. I haven't yet been to a place that...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-19-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By chunker
Yes It's really clean now

Yes It's really clean now
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-19-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By chunker
Yes I replaced that a couple years ago when we...

Yes I replaced that a couple years ago when we bought it. I soaped every joint a couple time and used a flashlight to try and see some bubbles, nothing. Figure the leak is very small and maybe a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-19-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By chunker
Propane leak detector

I'm referring to a portable tool to locate a propane leak. On the Crusader there is an apparent propane leak somewhere between the left tank and the switchover valve which is located on the right...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-19-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,264
Posted By chunker
"Exchange-a-jug" is just another example of the...

"Exchange-a-jug" is just another example of the "I want it now" attitude and lifestyle in this country. It's long been reported that those exchanges short the propane but seems many don't care/know...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 01-19-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By chunker
Call me an old fart but I question the wisdom of...

Call me an old fart but I question the wisdom of lifting a tow vehicle especially when that lift has a negative effect on other aspects such as bed clearance and legal height of the RV. Lifting a TV,...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-18-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By chunker
Only part of the problem is parts. Many, maybe...

Only part of the problem is parts. Many, maybe most, dealerships have you make an appointment. That appointment isn't get the RV repaired, it's to have a place to park it while they rummage around in...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-18-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,924
Posted By chunker
3 years ago in the motorhome the water heater...

3 years ago in the motorhome the water heater plastic drain plug cracked and I wasn't able to replace with a like kind. I could only find a galvanized plug and a month and half later at home I had...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-18-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By chunker
Is the purchase from a dealer? They often have...

Is the purchase from a dealer? They often have the inside track to better financing deals.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-18-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By chunker
Sounds like you anticipate being in some rather...

Sounds like you anticipate being in some rather unlevel sites and want to be able to manually handle the leveling and stabilizing. I would strongly suggest that you get some boards to help that...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-18-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,141
Posted By chunker
My first thoughts reading the replies is when...

My first thoughts reading the replies is when someone starts using "never" and "always" then consider that posting to be of dubious opinion, not fact. OK yes some absolutes like gravity and certain...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-18-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By chunker
Some RV parks REQUIRE blocks under the jacks, so...

Some RV parks REQUIRE blocks under the jacks, so yes you need them. I also carry boards to help in the lateral leveling and do not rely completely on the leveling jacks to level the RV.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 01-18-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By chunker
My sister who in the past winged it all along...

My sister who in the past winged it all along their RV trips, has found reservations are required if they want to stay anyplace other than rest areas and Walmart. In the fall she tried getting some...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-18-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 989
Posted By chunker
Seems like a lot of miles. In 16 we went from...

Seems like a lot of miles. In 16 we went from south east Alabama to Alaska and back via a southern route up and upper mid western route back with some zig zag and had 12.9K miles on the coach and 5K...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 01-17-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By chunker
Check allstays for places and you are aware that...

Check allstays for places and you are aware that March starts the colleges spring break? If you go any place that might be considered a spring break location like Myrtle Beach, NC beach areas, GA...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-16-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,924
Posted By chunker
Use with caution!. There is a thread on this, or...

Use with caution!. There is a thread on this, or another RV forum I visit, where some people have complained about the plastic end of that wand blowing off and ending up inside the water heater. Now...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-14-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 989
Posted By chunker
My suggestion on planning and reservations. Pick...

My suggestion on planning and reservations. Pick some major sites that you likely will spend more time and get reservations for those areas. Example lets say that the area around Bryce Canyon UT you...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-14-2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By chunker
Well the Itasca Horizon had 6 Michelin 275/80 R...

Well the Itasca Horizon had 6 Michelin 275/80 R 22.5 ZXA3+ that when I bought it was out of balance and could be felt. Centramatics took care of that and were on the coach when I sold it 4 years...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-13-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By chunker
Yes and the bolts I was referencing were steel...

Yes and the bolts I was referencing were steel machine bolts that threaded into a nut plate on the upper a/c section. I don't remember if those nut plates were steel or aluminum but regardless, a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-13-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By chunker
Question is about material costs. I'm pretty...

Question is about material costs. I'm pretty handy and have removed a slide single pane in a previous Solitude and a smaller dual pane in the Itasca motorhome. I know the value of them and in fact...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-12-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By chunker
You might be able to see some of the ducting by...

You might be able to see some of the ducting by removing some panels. Example the area in a 5th wheel behind the back wall of the pass thru basement storage houses all kinds of things and heating...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-12-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By chunker
My suggestion was try to find some similar models...

My suggestion was try to find some similar models in a similar year grouping and see what the others look like. You probably won't find exact matches but similar Coachmen models. Don't compare a thor...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-12-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By chunker
TPMS range extender

I have an EEZtire TPMS that I'm happy with that was removed from the motorhome when I sold. 10 sensors with booster/range extender that I hard wired to a 12v plug in the bedroom closet of the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-12-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By chunker
There are escrow services that hold and transfer...

There are escrow services that hold and transfer funds to make sure that the contract stipulations are met. I've never used on but have seen them listed as possibilities. They may also have...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-12-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By chunker
RVs are primarily built "one off" not on an...

RVs are primarily built "one off" not on an assembly line. The workers are largely paid for piece work and there is little QC to check that work so the result is rushed jobs with stuff missing or...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-12-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By chunker
Dual pane window costs

Not when ordering, but after the fact. Scenario, you find what is a mostly ideal RV but you really want the DPW. I realize that many things can go into the conversion such as number and size of...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-12-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 989
Posted By chunker
I'll make your planning easier, avoid the 3...

I'll make your planning easier, avoid the 3 western states because with their current regimes you never know what will be open or what restrictions will be placed on you. I have made several cross...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-12-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By chunker
Agree. When a person is spending perhaps as much...

Agree. When a person is spending perhaps as much as a few thousand $$$ on tires for a DP, why you they install them unbalanced and have premature tire wear as well as the potential to damage...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-11-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By chunker
The vents/registers closest to the heater get the...

The vents/registers closest to the heater get the most air flow and those at the end of the run almost none typically. "Typically" the ducts are poor quality, easily distorted, and probably leak...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-11-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By chunker
Need to add an answer, spin balanced AND...

Need to add an answer, spin balanced AND Centramatics. Overkill???, maybe but getting the tires close to being correct then with the Centramatics I had smooth driving.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-11-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By chunker
There are plenty. Example is my GFs 5th wheel a...

There are plenty. Example is my GFs 5th wheel a 2012 Primetime Crusader. The main air conditioner in the living area is ducted, installed in the middle of the trailer. There are 2 returns using foam...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-09-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By chunker
Suggest you try placing in the classified here as...

Suggest you try placing in the classified here as that is the appropriate location. Try some pictures as most people want to see what they are considering.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-09-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By chunker
As TonyDi said, "it depends". In my opinion...

As TonyDi said, "it depends". In my opinion buying an ESP, Extended Service Plan, on a new RV is a colossal waste of money, ESPECIALLY when bought from the selling dealer. ESP, along with tire...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-07-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By chunker
RVT

RVT
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-07-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By chunker
Recycled concrete if you can find it. We paved...

Recycled concrete if you can find it. We paved the drive and pads with it in NW FL. Very solid and almost permanent. Benn down almost 3 years now.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-07-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,924
Posted By chunker
A few years ago I was looking at a new RV, don't...

A few years ago I was looking at a new RV, don't remember now what it was, and the latch device was plastic. It broke off in my hand as I was looking at the the RV. Obviously didn't buy that.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-07-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,924
Posted By chunker
I'll add this in case someone didn't read all the...

I'll add this in case someone didn't read all the responses about relieving pressure. Put on a kevlar chest protector because if you remove the drain plug/anode without doing so, it will fly out...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-03-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By chunker
Idaho tote or swivel wheel

This thread has nothing to do with legality so no comments about that. It's about loading/unloading. How high is the platform for the "toy" and what ramping systems are used? This might be for a full...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-03-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,069
Posted By chunker
My GF wanted to buy a lot on a bayou in NW FL off...

My GF wanted to buy a lot on a bayou in NW FL off of Choctawhatchie Bay. That's east of Pensacola and west of Panama City. It took a lot of searching but we found one that allowed keeping an RV on...
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