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John&Joey

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Posted: 01/07/22 02:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wa8yxm wrote:

Well in my case a nice semi driver "nicked" my bedroom slide just enough to total the motor home so I moved into an apartment and gave up the RV life for now.. Do not know yet if I'll ever go back to it.. Kind of liking not moving every week or two.


Off topic, but since I’m the OP I’ll let myself off.

Didn’t you just put a new motor in that rig a few years back? That “nick” must have been a heart breaker day.

Known a few to FT to the bitter end, but not too many. Good luck with the new lifestyle.

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First off, its winter, after the winterizing posts end, they won't get started again until spring with a bunch of battery posts.

I posted here all the time for many years, almost 6000 posts, starting back in 2005, until it was overrun with jerks. One even posted in this thread. I moved over to IRV2 and only visit here about once every two months for a few minutes. Just nothing going on here.

As an example, I do a lot of mods, share them with others and take phone calls from all over the country, helping people fix things and even make custom parts for them for free. I feel if I can help someone save money, I've done a good thing and it makes me feel good.

When I bought my new 2014 Dutch Star on a Freightliner chassis, (side radiator) it would make a heck of a dust storm on dirt roads because of the way the radiator fan was situated. I created a shield to redirect air under the coach and shared it with others on here and IRV2. A few months later, on IRV2, another poster had his son making them in a fab shop and selling them. A year later, Freightliner adopted the idea and began selling the same shield for $800.00, plus install.

When I purchased my 2019 Dutch Star on a Freightliner chassis, it was the first year that the shield was now standard equipment.

Sooooo.....when I originally posted the solution and plans to make the shield on here, the same jerk who posted in this thread, tried to tell me that my coach was not operating properly. That was it, I no longer posted mods on here. I see now he has been booted off another forum for being a jerk! It's too bad, it only takes a few to ruin it for others.

One good thing has come from this forum, Wolfe10 is now posting on IRV2 and his knowledge is very welcomed.

IRV2 can be very strict, but sometimes that it takes to keep the jerks from ruining a site.

I think this forum could recover, but it would take some people willing to come back and share their knowledge and ideas, without knuckleheads making comments.


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Posted: 01/09/22 08:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DSDP Don wrote:

One good thing has come from this forum, Wolfe10 is now posting on IRV2 and his knowledge is very welcomed...


Good to know he’s still around. He helped me more then once over a decade plus of Class A PT’ing.

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Posted: 01/09/22 11:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DSDP Don wrote:

First off, its winter, after the winterizing posts end, they won't get started again until spring with a bunch of battery posts.

I posted here all the time for many years, almost 6000 posts, starting back in 2005, until it was overrun with jerks. One even posted in this thread. I moved over to IRV2 and only visit here about once every two months for a few minutes. Just nothing going on here.

As an example, I do a lot of mods, share them with others and take phone calls from all over the country, helping people fix things and even make custom parts for them for free. I feel if I can help someone save money, I've done a good thing and it makes me feel good.

When I bought my new 2014 Dutch Star on a Freightliner chassis, (side radiator) it would make a heck of a dust storm on dirt roads because of the way the radiator fan was situated. I created a shield to redirect air under the coach and shared it with others on here and IRV2. A few months later, on IRV2, another poster had his son making them in a fab shop and selling them. A year later, Freightliner adopted the idea and began selling the same shield for $800.00, plus install.

When I purchased my 2019 Dutch Star on a Freightliner chassis, it was the first year that the shield was now standard equipment.

Sooooo.....when I originally posted the solution and plans to make the shield on here, the same jerk who posted in this thread, tried to tell me that my coach was not operating properly. That was it, I no longer posted mods on here. I see now he has been booted off another forum for being a jerk! It's too bad, it only takes a few to ruin it for others.

One good thing has come from this forum, Wolfe10 is now posting on IRV2 and his knowledge is very welcomed.

IRV2 can be very strict, but sometimes that it takes to keep the jerks from ruining a site.

I think this forum could recover, but it would take some people willing to come back and share their knowledge and ideas, without knuckleheads making comments.


Out of maybe 15 post in a thread there will always be one dumb, or irritating, argumentative, or know-it-all, or someone with just no social graces posting. Ignoring is the only way. If you ask how to make cookies you will get a reply to "use an oven" and that forum user will be pleased that he was able to help you bake, literally. Other will give you knowledge of how to actually do it from start to finish. That's just the forum.

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Posted: 01/09/22 06:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’m thinking that they are all producing TickTock videos of their vacations in their rv’s.


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