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RE: Alternator Issue

I wonder if it was cut, chewed, wore through, or aggrivated to breakage?
crasster 03/26/15 09:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: First Time Buyer for Revcon 1972

The first time I ever took my kids to Disney we drove the 2400 mile round trip in a 35 year old car. Mechanically sound is mechanically sound. Go through the drivetrain and make sure its solid. Good compression, good oil pressure, new belts, hoses and thermostat and so on. Change all filters and fluids and tires. Then drive it 20 miles round trip. How did it go? If the answer is good drive it 100 miles. How did that go? If good, drive it some more. Take it to the mall, to the store, to go grocery shopping. Use it like a car for a while and make sure its reliable. If it is you are well on your way. Agreed completely. Once you do the maint and change belts/hoses/tires/fluids just test it out for a bit. Really if something is going to awry with the engine/powertrain, it will within 100 miles.... Oh yes, also check the brakes - truly stopping is probably more important than going. :)
crasster 03/26/15 09:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Colorado Springs to Breckenridge in a Gasser Experience

Downshift, tap breaks, enjoy the ride down. :) For 8%+ I often go into 1st gear.
crasster 03/26/15 09:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2016 on dealer lots?

So funny... It's only March of 2015 and some 2016's are out. I mean is it a 2015 or 2016. RV's are not only fun for going on the road, but they are time machines.
crasster 03/26/15 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oldie

FUN! :)
crasster 03/26/15 09:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding a safe to your Class A

A safe is a good thing in some ways, but also well hidden items can be a great place too. You have to be very - VERY creative to hide things well. Fake electric outlets where things hide in storage in walls - fake shampoo (out of real bottles) and the like. Long ago on an RV trip our "real" house was broken into when we were states away. They ripped a small safe out. My wife's heirloom ring from her 4x great grandmother was kept in a skin cleaning bottle along with other beauty products. The safe was gone, the ring was all there. Somebody out there has backup CD's of my children's photos and a copy of my vehicle titles. LOL. Thank goodness I also had backup CD's off site. :)
crasster 03/26/15 09:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Decal Protection?

Many types of paint protectants will work. I don't know a specific decal protector however but the general paint protector seems to help a lot.
crasster 03/26/15 09:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: cant identify my steps please help

Wow that gear looks like it jumped and teeth crunched.... More than just worn.
crasster 03/23/15 09:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bounder

We love our Bounder. It's a 2007. Has it's usual comparible problems like any other coach, but the nice thing is it's more about function than luxury. I mean, an RV is pretty much a luxury anyway in the scheme of things... but still it's not the fanciest.
crasster 03/12/15 04:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil Cooler Line

Check Ebay if you are not needing it immediately.
crasster 03/12/15 04:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV dog trotting.

There's a couple service centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Industrial Truck and Service Center or Bucks Wheel and Alignment. While yours is not a Freightliner chassis,there's a couple Freightliner shops there that I'm sure could help you....Dennis These two places are great. I've used Bucks Wheel and Equipment on my Bounder and they did a great job!
crasster 03/12/15 04:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: The infamous Norcold refrigerator! Rant!

There are so many who just love residential fridges in their RV's. I have 3 RV's and all three now have residential fridges (one is a dorm room fridge). They will all run on 12V with an inverter while traveling. No good for propane, but then again, it's nice having frozen ice cream rather than nut filled chocolate slime. :) I won't bash Norcold or Dometic, but I will say I'm VERY happy with these fridges. They are much cheaper too (especially nice used ones on Craigslist).
crasster 03/12/15 04:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campground close to beach in SE Florida?

Easy, Jetty Park in Cocoa Beach or Ocean Resorts on A1A in Ft. Pierce. PERFECT! X2
crasster 03/09/15 10:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: When will RV Manufacturers be concerned with quality?

"When will RV Manufacturers be concerned with quality?" When more RV buyers are prepared to pay for it, not just the cheapest they can get!! Yep, when we quit buying them as they are, they'll change. I'll never ever buy another new one...unless we move to the same town the factory is in. Since they are all in the "rust belt" that's not going to happen. I just think this is a bad attitude about RV's. The OP talked about having a Tiffin, which are NOT the bottom of the food chain in Class A's. When somebody buys an RV they expect to have things decent at face value, not careless errors. This type of attitude suggests that the fault is on the person not paying more. The OP is talking about quality and merely just "assembled correctly", not luxury. A Prevost is luxury. Sure it should have quality. Yes, lots of marble and built ins. But even a budget RV SHOULD be put together right. Just because there are vinyl floors doesn't mean it should be assembled wrong. A doghouse seal is a doghouse seal. Just because the OP didn't pay 250k+ for a Class A doesn't mean the doghouse seal should be wrong. Then again, I've seen plenty of 250k RV's with plethora of problems of assembly. Now for me to answer the OP there is actually a reality. The RV manufacturer really needs to CARE about their product over just sales numbers. One manufacturer that comes to mind is the Casita travel trailers. That company it was not all about numbers of sales. It's a smaller operation with great quality builds. I actually LEAN in the future to smaller manufacturers. Once the corporation is openly traded or grows too large, it seems to become more of a numbers game - and sometimes a monstrous organization. I'm not labeling any manufacturer as bad here.... But I do see where the OP is coming from in the rant. There is a lot of "shoddy work" out there that would not take but .02 cents more effort to do right. A fancy tiled shower is a fancy tiled shower. A fiberglass shower insert is a fiberglass shower insert. Yes one is cheaper. Both should work. Both should be installed correctly.
crasster 03/09/15 12:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shower valve question

Like everybody else says "DRILL". :) What kind of good shower has a restrictor anyway?
crasster 03/06/15 01:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campground in Amish Of Ohio

We've been to both Amish areas. Indiana actually has more to see. We went to Sugarcreek, OH on a day trip from Vienna, WV and were disappointed that the store items were 99% Made in China, India. So we didn't venture any farther. Whereas, Indiana actually has RV related things like the RV Hall of Fame, Factory Tours galore and plenty of Amish restaurants, furniture stores and campgrounds with FHUs. As a rule of thumb, TRUE Amish stores will not advertise "Amish" or have anything to do with Amish in the title. Look for bible verses on store fronts and also don't be afraid of farm roads as many will have home based businesses.
crasster 03/06/15 11:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campground in Amish Of Ohio

Look in local papers near Millersburg OH. There are MANY Amish/Mennonites that have Bed/Breakfast operations running. It's not exactly a CG, but I highly suggest going to some of these.... We've had awesome experiences. EDIT - My DW just reminded me some of these folks have RV parking at their homes. :)
crasster 03/06/15 11:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing Slideout Awning Matieral: Success!

Thanks for the info. Yes, I have helped do that once and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. :)
crasster 03/06/15 10:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: leveler spring noise

About the only way the springs can make noise is the movement on the anchors. Shoot a little oil on the top and bottom where the spring hooks on. See if that quiets them down. Just to throw this out there, I've seen 2 coaches without anchors. Just plates on top and bottom with the spring squished between. (yes very odd and next time I'm getting a photo). Curious if the OP's is that way.
crasster 03/03/15 10:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black water gate valve replacement

Yes, and WD-40 is your friend, especially the night before you decide to unscrew. :) Not mandatory but nice.
crasster 03/03/15 10:30am Class A Motorhomes
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