RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'royl' found 50 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 3  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Class A vs Class C: Maintenance and Towing

At least staying in my mortorhome I get to sleep with my own bed bugs instead of someone else's. :)
royl 10/30/14 10:14pm Beginning RVing
RE: Jack antenna sealant ?

I use the Dicor self leveling sealant on anything on my roof. Always works great.
royl 09/19/14 09:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Depressing but a must read for all RV'ers...

That is the reason we started fulltiming early, Our best friend died from cancer three weeks after he was diagnosed. I too am a cancer patient. We had planned to start when I reached 65 but when diagnosed I was only 57, we sold our house 3 months later, bought the best motorhome we could afford and hit the road. We have no regrets and are enjoying every minute of it. Sure we have to workamp to afford it and still keep a little money in reserve but we love camphosting so all is well. The doctors have given me between 5 and ten years from when I was diagnosed so we are doing what we want and enjoying however much time we have left together. I too tell everyone who tells me they would like to fulltime one day, why not now before it is too late.
royl 09/19/14 09:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is the latest on RedMaxPro peeling and removal.

Out here in the desert my Zep wax is peeling everywhere, wish I had never put it on there. I have used ammonia and zep wax remover, found out that the zep wax remover will also damage paint so I am just letting it peel and hope by next fall the sun will take it all off. If you plan to stay in the desert don't apply this******because it will peel off.
royl 08/30/14 04:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold RV and Marine refrigerator?

Does the Avanti run on 12 volts too or just 120? I don't boondock but I thought the 12 volts would be good when traveling during the day.
royl 08/14/14 08:59am Class A Motorhomes
Norcold RV and Marine refrigerator?

Anyone have any experience with the Norcold 12 volt/120 volt refrigerators made for RVs, boats and trucks. Sounds like a good solution to replace the fire bomb no cooling Norcold RV refrigerators. I am looking at the Norcold 7 to replace my 16 year old Norcold model 9652. It has a compressor and cooling coil on the rear of the unit and comes with a condenser cooling fan installed. It would eliminate the need for an inverter to power it while on the road. The cost is about the same as a replacement gas, electric model. I have only found one residential refrigerator that will fit my space and it will take 2 to 4 weeks to get it.
royl 08/13/14 10:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oh - nooo. Not the engine repair you want to hear so soon

Only 3200 miles in a year, seals dry out and crack. The more you use it the longer it will go without a problem.
royl 08/12/14 06:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refrigerator solar fan

I just sent all the info to the rep so let's see if anything gets done this time.
royl 08/05/14 07:53pm Camping World Accessories
Refrigerator solar fan

Since Camping World will not allow negative reviews of it's products I will post it here so no one else will get stuck with the poorly made refrigerator solar fan sold by them, (Camco 42165). I installed the fan and solar cover as per the directions in 2012 and it worked for about eight months then the fan quit. After numerous calls to Camping World they finally got Camco to agree to send a new fan. Well after waiting over a month I called Camping World again and they said they would just send a new unit to me. In the meantime The fan from Camco arrived, I installed it and all seemed well. I unplugged the fan in cold weather because I didn't need it, however in about six months after hooking it back up the fan stopped again. I then installed the fan from the unit Camping World sent and it worked for about two weeks, I then climbed onto the roof and found the solar cells cracked and deteriorated from the sun, imagine that from solar cells! I then installed the new solar cover that was in the kit and it worked again, that was in May and yesterday the fan quit again. I bought a 12 volt fan to replace the junk solar setup. I have submitted two negative reviews on the Camping World website and if you look at it today you will see a review from 2011 is the last one, just happens to be a good review! I have been in contact with Marcus on here who swears they don't discard negative reviews but in fact they do, that is why they review each and every review you submit, so they can sensor them. If they sold good products instead of this cheap junk from China that is overpriced to start with then they wouldn't have to be afraid of reviews.
royl 08/05/14 01:34pm Camping World Accessories
RE: The two big bills come in August...

Sure glad I am a Florida resident. $70.00 on the motorhome and $60.00 on the car.
royl 07/25/14 10:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Funny noise coming from ?

That sound is typical of a cat guts that has come apart.X2
royl 07/21/14 08:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for opinions

Lots of good advice and recommendations so far. Obviously you are not alone in your suffering or your hope. The decisions you face have been faced and overcome before. I would ask that your keep an open mind, don't ever give up hope and DO NOT let your life be defined by this disease! Admittedly, I have never been in your shoes, so I don't know what I would do, but I want to think my advice is still good. My plan, at 66, is to do whatever I can afford. My wife and I will enjoy our travel till we can't, but we have decided together to keep our joy in front of us and not be overcome by immediate circumstances. Please be as happy as you can be, and know that there are lots of folks who don't even know you, who are praying for you. Thank you.
royl 07/01/14 06:15pm Full-time RVing
RE: Looking for opinions

We are hosting at a State Park now in New Mexico and the park manager is aware of my condition so he told me to do whatever I feel like doing and other than that he just wants me to be the eyes and ears of the park. We are committed here until October and the park manager kind of would like us to stay through the winter as well. It is good for me so I think we will stay. I have pretty well decided to stay here until spring if we can. The wife wants to attend her school reunion in Los Angels in October and visit her parents in Oregon sometime this winter, we can do these by car. Then I believe we will start back east by way of South Dakota, Niagara Falls, then down the east coast back to Florida. That way I can get the wife's bucket list out of the way. I hope to find a cheap lot to buy for the RV somewhere close to the family and my hospital in the Florida Panhandle. I don't believe I ever want a house again, I can stay in the motorhome much cheaper and it requires a lot less maintenance. We can always do part time RV'ing from there as long as I am able, just not so far away as what we are now.
royl 07/01/14 02:47pm Full-time RVing
RE: Looking for opinions

My wife will not travel without me even though she loves it now. She has said she would probably return to Austria where she grew up or back to Florida near the kids and Grandkids.
royl 06/30/14 08:48pm Full-time RVing
RE: Looking for opinions

I have been treated at a major military medical facility, the VA hospital and my Oncologist is from the Mayo clinic as well as the University of Iowa Prostate Cancer study group has reviewed my case so I am pretty confident on my diagnoses. I do plan to return to Florida close to our family when I get too sick to travel anymore. My wife has plenty of support with our large family so I feel she will be fine. I just worry that they may be wrong and I may live a long time yet and if we spend our savings traveling now then we would be too poor to travel later. I just am not ready for a sticks and brick again yet, so it's either continue to workamp and travel later or travel now. Wow, gives me a headache!
royl 06/30/14 08:45pm Full-time RVing
Looking for opinions

We sold our house and hit the road three years ago. We actually started fulltiming early due to my health. I am retired from the military so we have a small income, we bought an older motorhome and car for cash so we have no payments. I am now 60 years old and have non-curable very aggressive prostate cancer that has started to spread a little. So far we have workamped most of the time to save money. The dilemma we are facing is do we do the traveling we want to do and spend our money we have in savings counting on the fact that the doctors are right and I only have a few more years to live, or do we continue to save so we don't run out of money and be forced off the road. We don't make enough to replace any money we spend traveling and my retirement will not allow for travel, only for month to month living? I have life insurance to take care of the DW went I pass away so that is not an issue. I can no longer work a regular job and my wife has some issues that don't allow her to work eight hours a day so saving more money is impossible. I am hoping maybe some of you might have some opinions that I have not thought of. I have been losing sleep thinking about this and need to make a decision soon. Thanks for letting me vent anyway.
royl 06/30/14 07:55pm Full-time RVing
RE: 1996 Ford F53 Vapor Locking

A fuel injected motor will not vapor lock. The problem is the poor quality fuel pump that ford put in them. The late 97 models and up had the updated pump in them from the factory. Mine was built in December of 97 and I have had no fuel problems. I did also install the full Banks intake and exhaust system and the transmission control module, best money ever spent. It runs much cooler, pulls the hills much better and the fan clutch rarely locks in now unless it is over 90 degrees or so.
royl 06/29/14 09:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Improving fuel efficiency with heavy vehicles

"Let it lug (applies to diesel engines) " I don't think so! That's NOT the sweet spot! Maybe BIG rigs but not pickups! I have always wondered about this. Can someone more knowledgeable than myself elaborate on this. I always thought that if you were in the highest gear possible at the lowest rpm while maintaining the speed you want to travel at would be your best MPG. Is this not right? Or does this hurt the eng? No you want to operate at your maximum torque rpm. If you look at the specs on your vehicle it will list the rpm where you are at max torque. Forget horsepower, the torque is what matters. Mine is at 62 mph and that is where I stay, if I try to run 55 my transmission is constantly shifting up and down wasting fuel.
royl 06/28/14 09:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Direct TV..Rude Rep..What are the rules?

It depends on how long you have been a Directv customer. I had the same problem so I told them to transfer me to the customer retention department, when I talked with them they said I was grandfathered in because of my long time customer status. The FCC ruled recently that satellite providers can't transfer your local service except between your home and a permanent vacation home. So if you have had service for a long time with them ask for customer retention and talk with them about it.
royl 06/23/14 08:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ZEP/Red Max Pro

I preped mine very well and applied the Zep 2 years ago. We spent the last two winters in Florida but spent the summers in the desert southwest. Mine is peeling badly on all the dark color sections of the motorhome, the white still looks great. I put on about six coats so I believe it was too thick and cracked because of the hot dark colored sections. I am now trying to get it off and yes it is a hard job. The stripper softens the paint and did ruin part of one of my doors so I am back to ammonia only which is much slower. I am not sure at this point whether I will reapply two coats or just leave it off. I would not recommend using it if you plan to spend any time in the extreme temperatures of the desert.
royl 06/18/14 05:45pm Class A Motorhomes
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 3  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2014 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS