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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-21-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By georgelesley
Spent a week there with a non-Tiffin MH a few...

Spent a week there with a non-Tiffin MH a few years ago. It is our go to place for any major repairs or mods now.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-18-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,095
Posted By georgelesley
Per the suggestion of the Ford truck hotline, I...

Per the suggestion of the Ford truck hotline, I ran a can of Lucas fuel conditioner/cleaner thru the system last summer while on a trip. Both DW and I felt it ran better, although we had no complaint...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-18-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By georgelesley
Kudo’s to VA

Having bashed the VA in the past, to be fair I must tell of a very good recent experience. Last month I was told a biopsy of the prostrate was in order. So being medicare eligible I tried to get a...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-18-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By georgelesley
We rarely use the commissary or exchanges since...

We rarely use the commissary or exchanges since none are near us. But handy when traveling and DW does like the international products not often found in civilian stores.

She also uses the online...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-09-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By georgelesley
This is not a dyi project. It is done in their...

This is not a dyi project. It is done in their shop in indiana. The present roof is in good shape and is fiberglass.. I just am considering doing it before trouble sets in not after. If we had a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-09-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By georgelesley
No I am not. As I said, I really don’t remember....

No I am not. As I said, I really don’t remember. Also not all of it is taxable as I recall. I think it was only material, but again, I am not sure. I blocked out 7k for ours in my mind. It well may...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-09-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By georgelesley
We have had no problems with ours since the...

We have had no problems with ours since the Powergear upgrade. Enjoy.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-09-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By georgelesley
Yes. They charge $150 per linear foot. Thus our...

Yes. They charge $150 per linear foot. Thus our 35’ will be somewhere around $5300. Plus about $1000 state sales tax, I don’t remember exactly, and since our unit is 7 years old, they recommend...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-08-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By georgelesley
Invincible roof

Anybody try invincible roof from Master tech RV in Elkhart Indiana? Sounds good, what do you think?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-05-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,071
Posted By georgelesley
We have also considered buying a lot to park the...

We have also considered buying a lot to park the RV on. We always stop and remember though that if you do that, that is where you will spend your time because that is where your money is. As...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-01-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 782
Posted By georgelesley
Another vote here for more positive caster. I...

Another vote here for more positive caster. I called the Ford truck line and asked if 1-2* extra positive caster we was OK and was told it was fine. When added, yes, low speed steering is a bit...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-01-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By georgelesley
Gas or diesel motorhome? Do you use a drop hitch...

Gas or diesel motorhome? Do you use a drop hitch to get tow bar level? All brands you mentioned will work, depends on which tow bar hook up you like. One other thing to consider is the exact height...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-29-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By georgelesley
Most, but not all, manuals can be towed 4 down....

Most, but not all, manuals can be towed 4 down. Some manuals specifically forbid it Always check the owners manual first.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-24-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By georgelesley
On flat ground measure your motorhome hitch...

On flat ground measure your motorhome hitch height then call all the baseplate makers you are interested in and find out which is highest off the ground. For our Jeep Cherokee that was Demco. We...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-20-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By georgelesley
I also wondered if selling the VPN was a primary...

I also wondered if selling the VPN was a primary purpose. About15 minutes into watching a channel on the site thru my fire stick, it started buffering and a msg came up “unable to download this...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-20-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By georgelesley
We also have the dish ota adaptor. I was...

We also have the dish ota adaptor. I was wondering if it would work at home we do not have any at home antenna but might just try it.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-17-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By georgelesley
Here at the house we can get some locals but not...

Here at the house we can get some locals but not all because of terrain between us and the stations. Unfortunately the rv is in the shop. I could likely get it this weekend since it awaiting service...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-17-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By georgelesley
Thanks so much!! I used my fire stick to make my...

Thanks so much!! I used my fire stick to make my old tv internet smart and then typed in that website and viola I have nearly any channel I want. I did not even download the Amazon app for tv...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-16-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By georgelesley
Getting local TV

OK guys I need some quick advice. We lost our local ABC and CBS stations due to a fight between Dish and somebody. I have figured out a way to get cbs, but cannot get abc. Saturday is the...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 12-15-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By georgelesley
HMMMMM, maybe somebody knew you and made sure you...

HMMMMM, maybe somebody knew you and made sure you were old enough to handle it???? Lol.

I would have been better off if I had had such a helper like that a few times in my youth.
Forum: Just Conversation 12-15-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By georgelesley
I have to agree. Often I would prefer to give...

I have to agree. Often I would prefer to give some other company the business but default to Amazon because of easy returns and no hassle cancelations or refunds. I do wish there were more...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-10-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,310
Posted By georgelesley
We get the auto insurance discount and we are not...

We get the auto insurance discount and we are not AARP members. We have to pay a bit for the course, but membership is not required to take it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-09-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By georgelesley
The motorhome is in the shop at the moment. When...

The motorhome is in the shop at the moment. When I pick it up I will have the guy that told me this about zeros show them to me. If he cannot, then I still plan on lubing the rams and seals more than...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-09-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By georgelesley
Lubricating LCI Jacks

We have a 2014 Itasca with the LCI electronic leveling system. Drove it to a local RV repairman yesterday and the red warning jacks down lite came on. The jacks were up and they would not retract....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-08-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By georgelesley
+3. Like the way it clips on as well. Makes...

+3. Like the way it clips on as well. Makes adding air much easier. If you overshoot a bit just tap the relief button until at desired pressure.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-08-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 402,014
Posted By georgelesley
Another possibility exists. When we bought our...

Another possibility exists. When we bought our 22000 lb F-53 in 2016, I found all the rear bolts were less than correct torque and one was finger loose. Per TeJay’s advice, I put blue locktite on all...
Forum: Just Conversation 12-04-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By georgelesley
Cost wise, especially if the tow vehicle be it an...

Cost wise, especially if the tow vehicle be it an suv or truck can become or replace an at home daily driver, that is the cheapest way to go. That being said, if you are downsizing because of age and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-04-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By georgelesley
We bought one with our two yr old coach. We did...

We bought one with our two yr old coach. We did it because we knew this particular model had problems with one slide out sure enough, the warranty paid off twice for that issue. Now that the issue is...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-02-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By georgelesley
Finally some success. First, I would love to know...

Finally some success. First, I would love to know where you found a little movie camera with the + sign. I have searched far and wide for it and never found it. All I remember is that 3 years ago I...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-30-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By georgelesley
Publishing on youtube

My love/hate relationship with the computer world continues. I wish to upload and publish a video that is presently recorded on my IPad of my musical efforts. Youtube help tells me to get the youtube...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-23-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By georgelesley
Chech with Henderson’s suspension in Oregon. They...

Chech with Henderson’s suspension in Oregon. They will know.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-20-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,046
Posted By georgelesley
Agree. I made pads out of some scrap white closet...

Agree. I made pads out of some scrap white closet shelving I had in the shop. I glued 2 squares 12’ x 12’ together, painted the edges to seal them, screwed a large handle on one side of them so they...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-19-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,130
Posted By georgelesley
+1. The emergency bedroom exit is a joke so...

+1. The emergency bedroom exit is a joke so fighting our way out is the only hope.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-16-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By georgelesley
When we had a Ford Focus the license plate light...

When we had a Ford Focus the license plate light was not lit either. Most are so small and dim you would have to be very close to see it anyway. I never have worried about it and and have never had a...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-16-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By georgelesley
Ours is not a Tiffin unfortunately but our manual...

Ours is not a Tiffin unfortunately but our manual says to gently push the city water hose connector in the middle pin to relieve pressure and drain the city water fill line.

When I do that a small...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-12-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By georgelesley
We had a 2014 Focus. The local Ford dealer to us...

We had a 2014 Focus. The local Ford dealer to us that we did need to disconnect the battery to prevent voltage backfeeding into tranny electronics.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-12-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By georgelesley
Ours was done four times before the Powergear...

Ours was done four times before the Powergear upgrade was available. It cost near 3k at dealers and once at the factory. At the time Winnebago paid for it every time (almost all of it anyway) under...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-11-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By georgelesley
We have a 2014 Sunova 33C. You are aware of the...

We have a 2014 Sunova 33C. You are aware of the biggest problem with this model, the Schwintek system on the full wall slide. By now, hopefully the system has been upgraded to the narrow Powergear...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-08-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By georgelesley
What year? Some of the focus and fiesta cars had...

What year? Some of the focus and fiesta cars had a double clutch auto transmission that was very prone to trouble. Ford settled a class action law suit over the issue finally. Also the fiesta and...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 11-07-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,825
Posted By georgelesley
Can I add that if you grease the chassis at the...

Can I add that if you grease the chassis at the same time you get to smear grease around the inside of the mh when you have to turn the steering wheel to get to the lower fitting on the drivers side...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-05-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By georgelesley
Once you narrow down the brand(s) you are...

Once you narrow down the brand(s) you are considering you can find dealers near the factory usually. For example, if a Winnebago product the dealer in Forest City, Iowa. If a Tiffin, check the Tiffin...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-05-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By georgelesley
we like the truckers atlas for basic route...

we like the truckers atlas for basic route planning as we prefer to be off the interstates. We find it quick and easy. We then use google maps while we are actually on the road to check lane changes...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 11-03-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,282
Posted By georgelesley
In Germany the speed differential between passer...

In Germany the speed differential between passer and passed vehicle is not 5-10 MPH like it is here, but can easily be 50MPH. So alerting the overtaken vehicle in the way far in advance is important....
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 11-03-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,282
Posted By georgelesley
Having 10 years in Europe (6 in Germany) I agree...

Having 10 years in Europe (6 in Germany) I agree with above. For a year or so I had a Maserati sedan and used to cruise it at about 110MPH. That was not fast enough to stay in the left lane. Once...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-03-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,992
Posted By georgelesley
We did.

We did.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-31-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,885
Posted By georgelesley
Completely agree. NEVER buy a first year vehicle...

Completely agree. NEVER buy a first year vehicle design. As a former auto mechanic, I can verify that they seldom get it right the first year. Come on Ford, you have been making gas engines for over...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-31-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,130
Posted By georgelesley
We had the sealtech test done about four years...

We had the sealtech test done about four years ago. It was a bit over $200 as i recall. Unfortunately for us it did not find the windshield leak which turned out to be a tiny caulk defect.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-30-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By georgelesley
Since you have a F-53 chassis there is something...

Since you have a F-53 chassis there is something else you need to be concerned about. That is how high off the ground is the baseplate towbar hook up point. The hitch on the F-53 chassis is high. If...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-30-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,904
Posted By georgelesley
+1.

+1.
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-30-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,904
Posted By georgelesley
We have driven the I-26 Saluda mountain road many...

We have driven the I-26 Saluda mountain road many times up and down in our F-53 V-10 motorhome, no problems. Just make sure you have tow haul on either way and when starting down do not wait until...
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