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Forum: New Member Intros 10-21-2020, 11:03 AM
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Posted By wingnut60
Had a 5500 Onan in the '05 when bought it in '07....

Had a 5500 Onan in the '05 when bought it in '07. Moved it to a '15 DRV when we traded in 2017. Gen ran very well with minimum maintenance. Was running just fine when we sold the '15. Used a lot of...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 10-12-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By wingnut60
That should be the way it will work. But...

That should be the way it will work. But probably you need to know just how to connect in the J-box on side of the generator box. Do you have the hour meter and start/stop switch already in the...
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 10-07-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By wingnut60
Thermocouple would be easiest and cheapest to...

Thermocouple would be easiest and cheapest to replace first...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 10-05-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By wingnut60
Best way to gage weights--take the GROSS weight...

Best way to gage weights--take the GROSS weight or the unit, not the dry weight, hitch weight of fiver is generally figured at 20% of GROSS, not dry, to know what weight could be placed on the rear...
Forum: New Member Intros 09-29-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By wingnut60
No matter where you ask questions--if you end up...

No matter where you ask questions--if you end up deciding on a DRV new or used--please contact either RVsForLess in Knoxville, TN (closest) or RollingRetreats in Elk City, OK for quotes. They...
Forum: Keystone 09-15-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,728
Posted By wingnut60
History lessons are great....

History lessons are great....
Forum: Keystone 09-12-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,728
Posted By wingnut60
I don't know anything about Raptors, but the...

I don't know anything about Raptors, but the brochure lists 3100 to 3600lbs difference between dry and gross weights. Don't think you can put that much weight in the rear...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-12-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,598
Posted By wingnut60
Duane, Depending on how low and how long the...

Duane,
Depending on how low and how long the temps get, several things will come into play to keep operating--this is what I have found out for staying on a temp basis (not long term) in really cold...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-12-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,598
Posted By wingnut60
Not sure about the CH, but we were in Cherry...

Not sure about the CH, but we were in Cherry Creek SP in Denver Feb '19 for 2 weeks--got down to -11 couple of nights, and 6 days never above freezing. Furnace + space heater kept us ok, but took a...
Forum: New Member Intros 09-10-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By wingnut60
Yes, welcome to the forum. Methinks you don't...

Yes, welcome to the forum.
Methinks you don't have enough toys...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-08-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,598
Posted By wingnut60
Can't recall where the numbers were, but someone...

Can't recall where the numbers were, but someone has posted the BTU content of normal propane and the kW cost of electricity and compared when the costs stand in relation to each other. Simple cost...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 09-08-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By wingnut60
Well, you have plenty of truck. Might have to...

Well, you have plenty of truck. Might have to look at real weights--ever get it weighed for actual numbers? Are you hauling a toy or empty?
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-06-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,598
Posted By wingnut60
We are near Grand Jct, CO. Tues is leaving day,...

We are near Grand Jct, CO. Tues is leaving day, drop of 40d at least from today, but little chance of moisture. Was going over Douglas Pass and thru Flaming Gorge, but, nope--round to west and then...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 09-06-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By wingnut60
If you don't overload the rear axle capacity, new...

If you don't overload the rear axle capacity, new shocks usually are a good addition. Adjustable air bags can help a lot also. Remember, 2 normal truck tires have a total load capacity of about...
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 09-06-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By wingnut60
Jim, someone recently purchase PI, but they still...

Jim, someone recently purchase PI, but they still have the liftime warranty, if the unit is not mis-used. ...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-06-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,598
Posted By wingnut60
Naw, that would never happen, would it?

Naw, that would never happen, would it?
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 09-05-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By wingnut60
Probably the best choice of any available, as...

Probably the best choice of any available, as above, only diff being the portable or the hard-wires version. I believe they still have a lifetime warranty IF you retain proof of purchase.
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 09-05-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By wingnut60
Those the OEM tires? Have read several forum...

Those the OEM tires? Have read several forum posts about the Ram tires not being good for long mileage...no personal experience. Nexen? brand.
If the dealer says it is ok, then you need to go to a...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 08-19-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,598
Posted By wingnut60
Did that once in Tyler, TX, pulling out of...

Did that once in Tyler, TX, pulling out of parking lot. Blocking 3 lanes. Yes, 450 pulled it into the center turn lane to re-insert the pin. Soon after, got one of the coiled flex lines for the...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 08-19-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By wingnut60
I only know this because 1) happened to me 2) saw...

I only know this because 1) happened to me 2) saw it on the forums.
Sometimes, if broken on the non-pivot end, you can simply put more screws in the end if long enough. If in a bend point, need the...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 08-19-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By wingnut60
Walt has the answer to keeping the new ones from...

Walt has the answer to keeping the new ones from cracking like the old ones. The garnish has a lip that keeps the flange part from seating flat against the ceiling, thus when tightening the screw,...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 08-19-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By wingnut60
Lippert Coomponents ...

Lippert Coomponents

https://store.lci1.com/flex-guard-triple-kit-with-hardware-1346291.html

FYI, usually, if broken at flex point, re-connect using a common flat door hinge.
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 08-12-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,598
Posted By wingnut60
Check into the FridgeFixer to keep your fridge...

Check into the FridgeFixer to keep your fridge doors closed--one time easy install and doors will not come open when moving.
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 08-12-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,854
Posted By wingnut60
Possible RV salvage yards for a complete...

Possible RV salvage yards for a complete pump/reservoir? Colaw in Carthage, MO, might be a place to check. Should be other brands using the Lippert setup.
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 08-08-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,854
Posted By wingnut60
That would probably be best solution. Kinda...

That would probably be best solution. Kinda tight space to work in, tho. Wish you luck.
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