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RE: to buy a diesel

If you are over $30,000, a $200 inspection is well worth it.
crasster 04/30/16 09:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New F-53 Chassis Mods for new Class A

It's all in what you want to spend. :) The mods done up front may be the way to go if it is worth it to you. The question is, have you had a problem with it yet? I mean, you ARE going into a completely different coach and may not have the 'feel' of it yet. There may be no problem to begin with.
crasster 04/30/16 09:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do I need to carry spare tire?

First you have to ask yourself if you are physically capable of changing a tire. If not, then your question is answered. If you are capable, I would carry a spare. On a class A, get a VERY big breaker bar and socket so you can get good leverage to get the nut loose. On the bounder, my breaker bar is 3 ft. with a good quality socket. ALSO don't skimp on a very large sized bottle jack.
crasster 04/30/16 09:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: internet on the go

OK, you rver's that have been at it for awhile. I need some good advice. What's the best way to get internet on the go that is secure? I do banking, etc. online and want to start traveling more. Not sure I want to trust public WiFi, but I don't want to really spend a lot for private internet either. What has been your experience with the best way to get on the go internet? Thanks. You are pretty safe. Most banks use encrypted web pages. Public Wifi isn't as dangerous for THIS type of application as many people think. People can capture your packets on wifi regardless whether you are on public or private wifi. It's the encryption that matters that keeps you safe. I am NOT talking about the WIFI WPA or WEP passwords either. I am talking about the browser based encryption from your bank/credit union to your browser itself. It's pretty safe. You are much more in danger of viruses/backdoors revealing your password than a hacker targeting your encrypted bank packets.
crasster 04/30/16 09:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quick question on slides...

With the help of a couple neighbors both watching and listening outside the RV for me, I tried several times to get the slide retracted but it seemed to want to jamb into the LR ceiling. No odd noises noticed. Didn't seem to retract crooked or anything though. Finally got a brainstorm and figured that the slide could be helped by lowering the opposite side of the RV and raising the slide side. So that's what I did. After extending the slide side jacks, and lowering the opposite sides jacks, the slide came in without a problem. Seemed to have plenty of space between the top of the slide and the ceiling. So now I'll do that every time I'm not completely level and need to retract the slide. I've been traveling the last several days to several different RV parks, and only felt the need to do that once so far, and again, worked great, slide came in without a hitch. Hmm so adjusting the level (out of level) on one side "fixes" the alignment on the slide... I'm concerned through time this may become more and more out of whack. I mean it may work indefinitely - who knows? How far are you having to adjust the side out of level to get it in?
crasster 04/30/16 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator Framework Noises

I would indeed first check the framework and bracing for any broken welds and/or cracks. Do this sooner than later before your genset hits the road! (Literally!) Exactly. It definitely sounds like a broken weld to me. It should mimic the sound of a loose shock on a 4 cylinder car when you hit a bump.
crasster 04/30/16 09:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: When to change hoses on a Diesel Pusher ??

Which hoses? Hydraulic? Radiator? Brakes? Fresh water hoses? Generally I like to say "when they go bad". For reliability from A to B it is better to check radiator hoses. They should be springy not squishy/mushy.
crasster 04/30/16 09:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Problem filling fresh water tank

Are you SURE it's not full? I know it sounds stupid to hear this but if it's going to the inlet it sure sounds like it. Try running your water pump without any shore power and see if you can run your sinks/showers.
crasster 04/29/16 08:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Macerator hair

Drain covers all the way. I've pulled many "pets" out of drains. Big rotting hairballs... Yuck.
crasster 04/29/16 08:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: newmar leveler leaking fluid

Yeah many manuals won't go into great detail on the levelers - especially the inner details. The good news though is you will find many mechanics who are naturally gifted in mechanics who will work on them. This certainly is not an impossible problem. Most likely if it is a fluid leak it is either a seal or (hopefully not) a crack in the housing.
crasster 04/29/16 08:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: When does the fear stop?

It's not the driving the bothers me unless I'm in a huge city with a lot of traffic. It's really when we get to insane mountain grades. Both up and down. I still white knuckle those after all these years.
crasster 04/29/16 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gone Residential

Awesome. We use a residential now in all 3 of our RV's. We keep a full size in the bounder. Let me say it like this, it's nice having frozen ice cream. It's not great for boondocking though and smart to keep large blocks of ice if you are expecting to boondock. I will say you can run the fridge while driving with a good inverter and powerful enough alternator.
crasster 04/29/16 08:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Planning ahead, for the end ...

The way we look at this is not to spend life in worry. If something bad happens, that's what hotels and relatives are partly for. Plane ticket home and have a cousin go get the coach.
crasster 04/28/16 08:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Philadelphia advice

If possible try to find some sites in Lancaster county. This is Amish/Mennonite country. There are several places that have hookups and will provide breakfast. I forget the names of them (because they are Amish type names). You could go on Mennonite forums (yes they exist) and ask.
crasster 04/28/16 08:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: flat towing 2004 honda accord auto trans

It should tow just fine. 60mph is standard for the speed. Think of "standard" in quotes and define it how you like. :)
crasster 04/28/16 08:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New house batteries

12.5 is good especially if there is a load on new batts. There are variables but sounds ok to me.
crasster 04/28/16 08:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace Winnebago Brave Blinds

Some of these are screwed in and some pop off. Look for hidden screws with a rare earth magnet. They may be totally covered in cloth.
crasster 04/28/16 08:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Hose Mounting

I would not leave an air hose up there. It is subject to heat from the generator, dirt and water. Store the hose in a basement. Cover the chuck with the finger of a disposable glove (like I use to dump tanks and fill with diesel) to keep dirt out of the ball bearings. Was thinking the same thing. The heat can effect the rubber on an air hose. Consider the air hose at times will have higher psi.
crasster 04/28/16 08:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Has anyone installed sway bars on their own?

Yes, if you are handy it's not too hard of a job. I've even drilled my own holes before.
crasster 04/28/16 08:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Just bought a 2003 Americam Dream

We just bought a 2003 American Dream 40W motor home. This is our first motor home and we are very excited. Can't wait to bring it home next week. Does anyone have any experience with this rig? Good or bad. Awesome! Have a ton of fun with it! See you out there!
crasster 04/28/16 08:42am Class A Motorhomes
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