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Forum: Winnebago Class B Motorhomes 08-21-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By akeagle
It seems like a couple years ago I remember...

It seems like a couple years ago I remember seeing a brief thread either here or iRV2 about someone having a similar problem with a Class B. After trying the usual things like tire rebalancing,...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 08-19-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,611
Posted By akeagle
I've found that Mineral Spirits works well at...

I've found that Mineral Spirits works well at removing quite a few different adhesives.
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 08-11-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,825
Posted By akeagle
Excellent idea! The only thing I might suggest is...

Excellent idea! The only thing I might suggest is immediately above SAPD add "Registered with...". Even though its a ruse, it just might REALLY give a potential thief pause for thought.
Forum: Campgrounds, Travel and Attractions 07-27-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By akeagle
From videos and other information it seems...

From videos and other information it seems truckers are notorious for overdriving existing visibility. I don't believe I would trust one to lead me through a low visibility situation. I'm convinced...
Forum: Campgrounds, Travel and Attractions 07-23-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By akeagle
Seems to me if you can see an...

Seems to me if you can see an obstruction-to-vision event before entering it, the wisest course of action is to not enter it. Pull well off the road if possible while others can still see you and...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-21-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By akeagle
If there are any RV rental companies in your...

If there are any RV rental companies in your area, check and see if they sell any motorhomes that they retire from their rental fleet. Three years ago we bought one from such a rental company here...
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 07-19-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,025
Posted By akeagle
When we bought our used 2016 Minnie Winnie 27Q it...

When we bought our used 2016 Minnie Winnie 27Q it was already equipped with a steering stabilizer (can't tell what brand). In all our trips, including a couple Alaska to the Lower-48 and back trips,...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 07-13-2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By akeagle
With a rig of that age, I think I'd first look at...

With a rig of that age, I think I'd first look at all of the moving parts, especially all joints and pivot points, for solidified old grease or maybe dry and in need of new lubrication.
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 07-10-2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,715
Posted By akeagle
I recently read somewhere else, might have been a...

I recently read somewhere else, might have been a discussion on this same subject on iRV2, someone suggested painting their cats with a bright colored heat resistant paint AND engraving them with the...
Forum: Winnebago Class C Motorhomes 07-06-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By akeagle
If there are any RV rental companies in your...

If there are any RV rental companies in your area? If so, consider checking to see if they "retire" units from their rental fleet and sell them.

Three years ago we bought a 2016 Minnie Winnie from...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 06-21-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By akeagle
If that's the original screen door slide, its 17...

If that's the original screen door slide, its 17 years old and probably pretty brittle. I'd suggest if you want to replace it, go ahead and force it, but have the replacement on hand before you...
Forum: Winnebago Class C Motorhomes 06-21-2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 630
Posted By akeagle
It might be the pivot points on the support arms...

It might be the pivot points on the support arms need some lubrication.

But the fact that it worked after repeated tries makes me think the switch could be bad or contacts need cleaning.
Forum: Towing, Hitching and Vehicles 06-18-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By akeagle
Would a stray gunshot be a possibility?

Would a stray gunshot be a possibility?
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 06-03-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,066
Posted By akeagle
A year or so ago I commented on another post on...

A year or so ago I commented on another post on this very subject that I was taught by my dad to to use the dimmer switch to signal passing drivers just as you do. My experience over my 55 years of...
Forum: COVID-19 Topics 05-11-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,529
Posted By akeagle
You're absolutely right! Because I've been on...

You're absolutely right! Because I've been on "double secret probation for political comments, I've been biting my tongue while reading these posts because I firmly believe that we're all in this...
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 05-06-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By akeagle
I concur with all who have replaced their OEM...

I concur with all who have replaced their OEM vents with MaxxAir units. We bought the near-top end units with wireless remote controls (while we were at it we also replaced the bathroom fan). They're...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 04-10-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By akeagle
A possible tripped GFCI?

A possible tripped GFCI?
Forum: Welcome Mat 04-10-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By akeagle
Welcome aboard! Just beware that you could...

Welcome aboard! Just beware that you could instantly become a go-to guy for general plumbing questions!
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 03-28-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,184
Posted By akeagle
I attached a 3 foot length of medium chain to the...

I attached a 3 foot length of medium chain to the cord part of my surge protector using one of those special links that has to be hammered closed - taking care to use use one big enough not to pinch...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 03-23-2021, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By akeagle
I'd be interested in this too. The new version is...

I'd be interested in this too. The new version is little more than general information and not much in the way of specifics.
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 03-21-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By akeagle
Installing a new P-trap and hooking it up to the...

Installing a new P-trap and hooking it up to the sink basket is pretty simple stuff. There are probably YouTube videos on the subject. Generally no tools are required; hand tighten only.

Looks...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 03-16-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By akeagle
I just looked on Amazon for the funnel I used....

I just looked on Amazon for the funnel I used. Its a FloTool 10705 Giant Quick Fill Funnel.
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 03-16-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By akeagle
Immediately after buying our 2016 Minnie...

Immediately after buying our 2016 Minnie Winnie/E450 I also saw that potential issue. I bought a square-ish red funnel (about 6" square) with a "tail" about a foot long. Since the "tail" diameter was...
Forum: Winnebago Class B Motorhomes 03-11-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By akeagle
A year after installing MaxxAir fan vents on our...

A year after installing MaxxAir fan vents on our 2016 Minnie Winnie the vent covers stuck closed or released wwith a "pop" once in a while. When I got up on the roof to check them out I found that...
Forum: Welcome Mat 03-11-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By akeagle
I have no advice about the lights, but you might...

I have no advice about the lights, but you might try a decent electronic stud finder to find any crossmembers.
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 02-08-2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By akeagle
Our experience was remotely similar to yours. We...

Our experience was remotely similar to yours. We bought a "used" 2016 Minnie Winnie from a dealer that specialized in renting motorhomes to tourists in Alaska. They bought new Winnebagos specially...
Forum: Winnebago Class B Motorhomes 02-05-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By akeagle
I don't remember if Tireman ever addressed this...

I don't remember if Tireman ever addressed this or not, but given the high number of variables induced by altitude, ambient air temperatures, and vehicle weights it would seem logical that tire...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 02-03-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By akeagle
I agree with the probability one of those inlets...

I agree with the probability one of those inlets is for a holding tank rinse connection.

Once you know which is which, use a label maker or even a Sharpie to mark the inlets as appropriate. Did...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 01-19-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By akeagle
My first though was that a drop of Locktite Blue...

My first though was that a drop of Locktite Blue on each screw might solve that problem.
Forum: Winnebago Class C Motorhomes 01-10-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,776
Posted By akeagle
Hmmm, one of those automotive stethescopes might...

Hmmm, one of those automotive stethescopes might be useful for finding noises like that. I never thought about having one of those but now I just might get one.
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 01-06-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,722
Posted By akeagle
For those who might be reluctant to pull their...

For those who might be reluctant to pull their toilet because it will be "icky":

Back in my plumbing days I pulled many a toilet to fix leaks, replace the wax ring, or just replace the whole...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 01-03-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,722
Posted By akeagle
I was also thinking a borescope might be just the...

I was also thinking a borescope might be just the thing for determining exactly what's going on in there.

If the budget allows, you can get a decent one for less than $100, or you can do what I...
Forum: Towing, Hitching and Vehicles 12-25-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,229
Posted By akeagle
If I remember correctly the tongue weight should...

If I remember correctly the tongue weight should be no more than 200 pounds. If your Expedition is squatting you probably need to redistribute your TT cargo to achieve that weight.

Its been around...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 12-20-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 851
Posted By akeagle
Might consider pulling that washer completely out...

Might consider pulling that washer completely out for inspection. I once had a leaky non-RV hose connection the defied fixing, but visually looked ok. When I finally pulled the washer out I found it...
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 12-20-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By akeagle
Apparently I stand corrected.

Apparently I stand corrected.
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 12-19-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By akeagle
As for the "stinky slinkies" we carry a 15 footer...

As for the "stinky slinkies" we carry a 15 footer and a 10 footer. We normally use the 15 unless we're literally parked right next to the dump recptical.

Only had to use both hoses once which...
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 12-19-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By akeagle
We use 2 sets of the Camco yellow plastic...

We use 2 sets of the Camco yellow plastic stackable blocks. One set is (I think) about 10 x 10 for the front and the other is about 10 x 20 for the rear duallys.

WalMart caries the smaller ones...
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-17-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By akeagle
One of my favorite quotes is that "great minds...

One of my favorite quotes is that "great minds run in the same gutter".
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-16-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By akeagle
We have a 2016 Minnie Winnie 27Q which is your...

We have a 2016 Minnie Winnie 27Q which is your 31K's slightly smaller brother. We absolutely love our rig and hope you grow to love yours too.

We've made several additions and modifications to...
Forum: Winnebago Class C Motorhomes 12-15-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By akeagle
For what my opinion is worth, I also believe you...

For what my opinion is worth, I also believe you should have no problem with freezing plumbing as long as you stay on the southern interstates/highways.
Forum: Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 12-15-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By akeagle
I once had a 1967 Plymouth that had left-hand...

I once had a 1967 Plymouth that had left-hand threaded studs on the left side. I now have a 1997 Town and Country and it has right-hand threads all around. Obviously at some point Chrysler saw the...
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 12-13-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By akeagle
The videos I've seen were the result of...

The videos I've seen were the result of passengers not following simple rules required to travel safely in the current COVID situation.
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 12-10-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,607
Posted By akeagle
It looks like an appropriate manual may have been...

It looks like an appropriate manual may have been found, but I wanted to throw in my 2cents.

We had the Winnebago install a convection microwave in our 2016 Minnie
Winnie 27Q. Unfortunately it...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 12-08-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By akeagle
Bingo! That's the one that should solve the...

Bingo! That's the one that should solve the problem.
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 12-07-2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By akeagle
When we first bought our Winnie we ordered a lot...

When we first bought our Winnie we ordered a lot of stuff from Camping World because it was convenient "one stop shopping". It wasn't until a year later that I started paying attention to the...
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 12-06-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By akeagle
My DW is always browsing Pintrest using "RV" as a...

My DW is always browsing Pintrest using "RV" as a starting point for new ideas and is a wizard in finding multi-function utensils and cooking appliances. She's also great with organization and...
Forum: Campgrounds, Travel and Attractions 12-06-2020, 01:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By akeagle
I learned that limerick way back when I was a Boy...

I learned that limerick way back when I was a Boy Scout in the 1960s!
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 12-06-2020, 01:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By akeagle
This is a bit premature, but if you end up having...

This is a bit premature, but if you end up having to replace the fans, consider getting the higher end models with wireless remote controls. They're certainly more expensive but their extra features...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 12-04-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By akeagle
If what I think I'm seeing is correct, it looks...

If what I think I'm seeing is correct, it looks like the tailpiece is 1 1/4" and the trap is 1 1/2". If a normal 1 1/4" tapered washer is used, it won't seal against the slightly larger trap.

If...
Forum: Winnebago Class C Motorhomes 11-30-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By akeagle
Our cat is a bit uncomfortable in the first few...

Our cat is a bit uncomfortable in the first few hours of a trip, but thankfully he will eventually settle down and explore for places to look outside or to nap. Upon occasion, especially in a...
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