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Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 07-27-2015, 03:12 PM
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Posted By Motor31
Just an FYI

I received a message saying someone tried to send me a PM today. I couldn't read it sorry as the box was full, probably an issue of the new forum software transition.

In addition I no longer own...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 12-08-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,021
Posted By Motor31
Hunter, I asked a rep several years back why the...

Hunter, I asked a rep several years back why the change form 2 year to 1 year warranty. The answer I was given was that "quality had improved so much that a 2 year warranty was not needed". He...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 12-08-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,559
Posted By Motor31
Had an Excel and full timed in it for about 2...

Had an Excel and full timed in it for about 2 years before we got the mobile suites. Never gave us a bit of trouble and we were the 2nd owners. Went looking for another one but couldn't find a dealer...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 12-08-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,102
Posted By Motor31
If the mother board keeps failing it sounds like...

If the mother board keeps failing it sounds like there is an issue with possible surges in power. A spike or drop in power may be taking the board out. Given that the furnace is 12 volts my guess...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 12-06-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,021
Posted By Motor31
Bstark, Nope I wasn't classing you as a...

Bstark, Nope I wasn't classing you as a "cheerleader". Yes I am critical when I say that having to engage Paul Cross and company to fix the drv mess is a bad idea. Not because it was your suggestion,...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 12-05-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,021
Posted By Motor31
Davidnrenee, I am sorry to have to say this, but...

Davidnrenee, I am sorry to have to say this, but welcome to the world of mobile suites.

The idea of having major and multiple issues like this from the factory is an old familiar situation with...
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 11-24-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,679
Posted By Motor31
I wouldn't bother installing a small gen set. Buy...

I wouldn't bother installing a small gen set. Buy a Honda or Yamaha as already mentioned. Store it in the basement until needed. Then just dump some gas in it and go. A single unit, even a little...
Forum: Fulltimer Forum 11-05-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,297
Posted By Motor31
I'd be a little leary about the new roof. What...

I'd be a little leary about the new roof. What does that mean? Did it just have the membrane replaced due to a tear or being thin or was there a leak that took out the plywood undersurface? Had there...
Forum: Fulltimer Forum 11-04-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,297
Posted By Motor31
I visited the King of the Road factory before...

I visited the King of the Road factory before they shut down. I was impressed with their methods and attention to details. They actually had real wiring diagrams, wire looms and specifications they...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-23-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,529
Posted By Motor31
Thanks. I've seen the pumps of course but I had...

Thanks. I've seen the pumps of course but I had no idea how much was used by the vehicle. I suppose the wost case scenario would be using it almost on a 1 for 1 basis with fuel. That would be VERY...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-22-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,529
Posted By Motor31
I'm curious, do the newer diesel PU's require the...

I'm curious, do the newer diesel PU's require the urea like the big trucks? Seems like that would cut into the mileage cost quite a bit.
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-17-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,529
Posted By Motor31
Three engine rebuilds in 4 years??????

Three engine rebuilds in 4 years??????
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-16-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,529
Posted By Motor31
Been using the same HDT since 04.

Been using the same HDT since 04.
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-12-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,856
Posted By Motor31
I'm curious, how much amperage does one of those...

I'm curious, how much amperage does one of those units draw should you use an inverter to power it? I've been contemplating doing this if the fridge goes belly up again. Got to be cheaper than a new...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-08-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,665
Posted By Motor31
If you are looking for a simple stationary...

If you are looking for a simple stationary housing situation I strongly suggest you invest in a park model rather than an RV. You will get better insulation with thicker walls, real residential...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-07-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,665
Posted By Motor31
RV construction is all about compromise. Weight...

RV construction is all about compromise. Weight vs strength is one consideration. As long as you have to build them for the lowest common tow vehicle situation they will be less than efficient in...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-06-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,814
Posted By Motor31
Have someone continue to crank the window in as...

Have someone continue to crank the window in as you push it from the outside. Once it pops they should be able to tighten it up against the frame. It that does not work, I'd suggest simply putting a...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-05-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,814
Posted By Motor31
We have to go outside and push the bottom edge in...

We have to go outside and push the bottom edge in on ours. We tend to leave that window closed and only open the sliding ones.
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-04-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,052
Posted By Motor31
The difference between the "levels" is in the...

The difference between the "levels" is in the fluff area more than anything else. By that I mean the exterior and interior decorations as well as some of the stuff they put inside the rig like...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-19-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,026
Posted By Motor31
Put the sound bar above the tv. Use the trim area...

Put the sound bar above the tv. Use the trim area above the tv nook.
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-18-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,010
Posted By Motor31
Still have an 05. The paint is still looking...

Still have an 05. The paint is still looking fine. The decals on the front cap are pretty wasted. Not much you can do about them as they weather and dry from sun exposure.
Forum: General Community Discussions 09-08-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,708
Posted By Motor31
If you have deep pockets either New Horizon or...

If you have deep pockets either New Horizon or Spacecraft will build you a rig to your specs.

You will likely need a truck with a higher load rating however.

If those are out of your price...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-06-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,918
Posted By Motor31
On my 05 rig all of the wood trim was fastened by...

On my 05 rig all of the wood trim was fastened by using a nail gun with small brads. Lots and lots of brads.
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-05-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,954
Posted By Motor31
Given the prediliction drv has for heavy pin...

Given the prediliction drv has for heavy pin weights, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for one inside the capacity of a 1 ton or 450.
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-04-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,954
Posted By Motor31
Did they redesign the placement of the third axle...

Did they redesign the placement of the third axle on the newer units? I recall that the reason they went to dual 8k axles originally was because strapping on a third one in the rear tended to put...
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