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Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 09-24-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,446
Posted By Goodspike
Decades ago there were air suspension seats. ...

Decades ago there were air suspension seats. Others here might be able to tell you if those still exist.

But yeah, as Ranger Smith notes, you're not going to get the same ride out of a one-ton or...
Forum: Campgrounds, Travel and Attractions 09-24-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 971
Posted By Goodspike
Especially if you're going the more direct route!...

Especially if you're going the more direct route! And I'd probably practice installing them before you leave so you're not learning on the side of the freeway in adverse conditions.
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 09-24-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By Goodspike
One way to do that on a DIY basis would be...

One way to do that on a DIY basis would be similar to what they do to check new construction plumbing. Once the system is basically empty, so that everything is clean (assuming you're not where you...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 09-24-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By Goodspike
Are you sure it wasn't just run off from the...

Are you sure it wasn't just run off from the roof?

I've never had my tanks very full because I dump before each tow, or soon thereafter, and have never stayed longer than two nights.
Forum: Campgrounds, Travel and Attractions 09-24-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 971
Posted By Goodspike
Some of the routes between I-5 and the coast have...

Some of the routes between I-5 and the coast have some pretty nasty hills. My wife hates hills so I was planning on cutting over to 101 at San Rafael north of Oakland, but then not getting all the...
Forum: Campgrounds, Travel and Attractions 09-24-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 971
Posted By Goodspike
I'd be concerned about the weather too, such that...

I'd be concerned about the weather too, such that I'd take the west then north route. Even northern Arizona can get considerable snow--I would assume northern New Mexico would be the same.

Even...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 09-24-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Goodspike
Not familiar with the system. Can you use...

Not familiar with the system. Can you use compressed air? But whenever you're talking about a pump I think antifreeze is the solution. That's part of the reason why I run some through the water...
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 09-24-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,704
Posted By Goodspike
It might even be a slight benefit if there is...

It might even be a slight benefit if there is water left in there, although that probably doesn't matter.

Even without the purge I wouldn't care because: (1) I never drink or cook from the hot...
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 09-24-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Goodspike
Every time these issues come up I wonder how when...

Every time these issues come up I wonder how when I was a teen my father conned me into doing maintenance on our vehicles. I can understand changing the oil and plugs on my dirt bike and our boat,...
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 09-24-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,966
Posted By Goodspike
That's the issue I don't have. There's a thread...

That's the issue I don't have. There's a thread on that here but I think it may be because my showerhead doesn't drip when I turn it off. But that's something I'm going to have to test on my next...
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 09-24-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,704
Posted By Goodspike
I'm going to have to look at that next time, but...

I'm going to have to look at that next time, but I wonder if that water would flow down if you reset the bypass valve after doing your winterization???? I usually do that just so I don't have to do...
Forum: Tech | Toys and Gear 09-24-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,264
Posted By Goodspike
Not if you want to know the pressure before you...

Not if you want to know the pressure before you start off on your trip. They don't run 24/7 to increase battery life, they only send signals when they are moving.

But again the other reason was...
Forum: Tech | Toys and Gear 09-23-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,264
Posted By Goodspike
I bought some and only used them about 50 miles. ...

I bought some and only used them about 50 miles. First I'm afraid of them damaging the stems--mine are reinforced but not full metal. Second, they don't work until you're moving and I want to test...
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 09-23-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,966
Posted By Goodspike
I had the same thoughts about the outside shower,...

I had the same thoughts about the outside shower, but it is somewhat useful during winterization and dewinterization as well as when connecting to city water to bleed the air out of the system...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 09-23-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Goodspike
I recall seeing a picture of something like that...

I recall seeing a picture of something like that posted here, but I recall it being inside the front compartment. But in the picture the reset button was hardly obvious--something you could easily...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 09-23-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Goodspike
Have you checked the 12 volt fuses inside the...

Have you checked the 12 volt fuses inside the unit?

Have you checked the ground point at the other end of the negative battery terminal?
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 09-23-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,380
Posted By Goodspike
My trailer has too much light! Which reminds me,...

My trailer has too much light! Which reminds me, I bought some new lights with lower settings and didn't install them due to the hazardous air conditions. The air has cleared up so I should get on...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-23-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Goodspike
Maybe I'm thinking of a different forum, but I've...

Maybe I'm thinking of a different forum, but I've typically seen that done with an explanation that it was done, sometimes when just moving a post to a different sub-forum.

But that does explain...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-23-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Goodspike
I think you just did. Great job, except you...

I think you just did. Great job, except you forgot a question mark! ;)
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 09-23-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,602
Posted By Goodspike
I'm pretty sure my trailer says 65, and that's...

I'm pretty sure my trailer says 65, and that's the same as the max sidewall pressure on the tire. I try to refill when it gets below 60. It surprises me how long that takes--usually higher...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-22-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By Goodspike
I think that's probably only modern Lippert...

I think that's probably only modern Lippert slides, and by modern I'm not sure how old, but the OP's RV is 13 years old. I wouldn't do that unless the vehicle manual says to do it.
Forum: Campgrounds, Travel and Attractions 09-22-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By Goodspike
A Different Kind Of Trailer Park/A Different Kind of RV Rental

Odd business model, but the picture gallery is nice!

The retro Oregon trailer resort that's downright groovy | Seattle Refined...
Forum: Campgrounds, Travel and Attractions 09-22-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,372
Posted By Goodspike
I've said from the beginning that allowing people...

I've said from the beginning that allowing people to fly allows the spread of the virus. During the Spanish Flu it was soldiers moving about that spread it around the world, this time it's airplanes.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 09-21-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Goodspike
Check circuit breakers and fuses first. ...

Check circuit breakers and fuses first.

One of the things on my list to do is to find the circuit breaker that controls the charging unit because I'll want to turn it off when running on a...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 09-21-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,092
Posted By Goodspike
Again I'll mention my preference for dual lever...

Again I'll mention my preference for dual lever handle shower faucets, because you can remember the proper settings from shower to shower and don't need to waste water getting to the proper and safe...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-21-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By Goodspike
My ounce of prevention story is from about 40...

My ounce of prevention story is from about 40 years ago. I was with friends at a state park and we were going to go swimming. Only one of my friends walked back to the car with me to lock up our...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-20-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By Goodspike
Assuming it's a Lippert slide, you don't, and be...

Assuming it's a Lippert slide, you don't, and be thankful it's in! If it gets stuck out the solution is to move the motors up so they disengage from the gears, and then lock the slide in place with...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 09-20-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By Goodspike
Yes the ceiling ones are crazy expensive for some...

Yes the ceiling ones are crazy expensive for some reason, and the OP's goal was to reduce cost. Even the wall ones probably wouldn't do that.
Forum: Winnebago Class C Motorhomes 09-20-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,933
Posted By Goodspike
Some things shut down, but not everything. One...

Some things shut down, but not everything. One obvious thing that doesn't shut down is an alarm system. If it did, that would be a pretty big defect! :D

But yeah, when I open my truck door lots...
Forum: Winnebago Class C Motorhomes 09-20-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,933
Posted By Goodspike
Not unless it's stuck on a ton of vehicles. Here...

Not unless it's stuck on a ton of vehicles. Here only one person indicated it was switched and one hypothesized that it might shut off with low voltage, but there's nothing about that in the manual...
Forum: Winnebago Class C Motorhomes 09-20-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,933
Posted By Goodspike
I think it's all newer vehicles--Covid-19 exposed...

I think it's all newer vehicles--Covid-19 exposed that. Lots of people had low battery issues after not driving for a few weeks. Our daughter's 2005 Rav4 did not.

My truck for example...
Forum: Winnebago Class C Motorhomes 09-20-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,933
Posted By Goodspike
Wrong. My GM truck has power with the key off. ...

Wrong. My GM truck has power with the key off. Maybe it will shut off after a time, as is the case with leaving the dome light on, but it is clearly on after engine shut down.
Forum: Winnebago Class C Motorhomes 09-20-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,933
Posted By Goodspike
I think I acknowledged that sitting long term...

I think I acknowledged that sitting long term would be a situation where being able to charge from AC would help. I wasn't objecting to having a trickle charger connected during long periods of...
Forum: Winnebago Class C Motorhomes 09-20-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,933
Posted By Goodspike
For ordinary cars and trucks I'm reluctant to...

For ordinary cars and trucks I'm reluctant to charge the battery while still connected. Call me old school, but I don't want the charger affecting the charging system or other components. I think...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 09-19-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By Goodspike
Now that makes some sense, but most of those are...

Now that makes some sense, but most of those are 240 volt units, a few though are 120. One compressor could run two or three head units and the plumbing and wiring would be relatively...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 09-19-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,438
Posted By Goodspike
I posted a website above that does that. ...

I posted a website above that does that.
...
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 09-19-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Goodspike
Alarm bells are going off because not everyone...

Alarm bells are going off because not everyone knows what an oil pan looks like. Over in the Chevy Colorado forum some people have partially drained their transmissions thinking they were draining...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-19-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By Goodspike
That's because you mentioned the carb! :cool: ...

That's because you mentioned the carb! :cool:

As I mentioned, I don't think it's the float level, but it could be some other carb issue, such as water, which is why I asked if you'd checked the...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-19-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By Goodspike
Hey! As Garfield would say: I resemble that...

Hey! As Garfield would say: I resemble that remark! :angry:

:D
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 09-19-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,438
Posted By Goodspike
BTW, on the idea of cutting off some strands,...

BTW, on the idea of cutting off some strands, please think about two things.

First, at your point of connection to the device the connection is only going to be to a few of the strands no matter...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 09-19-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,438
Posted By Goodspike
I thought the 2 in mm2 was a typo, so that's why...

I thought the 2 in mm2 was a typo, so that's why I wasn't getting results. :facepalm:

I've never dealt in anything but gauge.
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-19-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By Goodspike
Did you ever do anything to check out the old...

Did you ever do anything to check out the old filter? Empty it and look for water? Open it up to look to see how bad it was? Some people try blowing through it in the direction of fuel flow, but...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-19-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By Goodspike
That maybe would have been good information to...

That maybe would have been good information to have earlier. ;) Just kidding because I don't think your intermittent problems are likely floats, as opposed so maybe other carb issues like water,...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 09-18-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,438
Posted By Goodspike
I'd go to a hardware store. Probably more variety...

I'd go to a hardware store. Probably more variety and better prices.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 09-18-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,438
Posted By Goodspike
Are those numbers correct? I'm not familiar with...

Are those numbers correct? I'm not familiar with wire in mm so I thought I would look it up, and that would be huge! Where did you see that 16mm would be 5 gauge?
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 09-18-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,438
Posted By Goodspike
You could cut the loops off the 10', but I would...

You could cut the loops off the 10', but I would assume one of the two loops would be useful.



I would be shocked it if were. Stranded wire carries more current and is better able to withstand...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 09-18-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,438
Posted By Goodspike
Maybe 5 gauge is an RV thing, I did find these 5...

Maybe 5 gauge is an RV thing, I did find these 5 gauge connectors which mention RV, available in both 2' and 10' lengths.
...
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 09-18-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By Goodspike
Every time I see this thread I think about the...

Every time I see this thread I think about the old bumper sticker that ends with the word knocking.
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-18-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By Goodspike
I meant the high speed jets. By "high speed...

I meant the high speed jets. By "high speed settings" I didn't mean high idle, although I can see that was ambiguous.
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-18-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 527
Posted By Goodspike
But the problem isn't at idle.

But the problem isn't at idle.
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