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RE: 1987 pace Arrow Idaho to Texas

Wow, I'd be freaking out buying out of a field in Idaho where it was idle and driving all he way to Houston, TX. Especially in a 1987. I'd have to give it some time and look a ton of stuff over. Glad you made it!
crasster 08/16/14 10:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Won't start - doesn't turn over

With someone out front, try cranking with the headlights on. If they go out you have a battery or cable problem. Just because it is new does not mean it's fully charged. If they stay on it could be the solenoid or the starter. X2
crasster 08/16/14 10:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A - Diesel versus Gas

Gassers tend to get just a little less MPG, and usually diesels get many more miles on the engine. Price differs on purchase though.... It's really a toss up.
crasster 08/16/14 10:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ham Radio

I think HAM and CB radios while RV'ing is fun. HAM of course being much more tame.... CB's pretty handy.
crasster 08/14/14 12:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dual vs Single AC units.

All depends on amps. If it is 50a, it will run both. 30a, and one.
crasster 08/14/14 12:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: electric step want move in or out

Did you try the door switch?
crasster 08/04/14 09:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Size of fresh water tank

You could always call the manufacturer and ask... Or do the rough method of seening exactly how long it take to fill a gallon of water... Then empty your tank, fill it up, and do the math.
crasster 08/04/14 08:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5 Air Conditioners?

Okay, so if a typical overhead is 15 amps, what in the world do they plug in to? They must have a long cord to the grid. :)
crasster 08/03/14 08:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sleep Number Bed?

They are good for RV's. We have enjoyed the one in our bounder. It's more comfortable than our home sealy.
crasster 08/03/14 08:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gen oil filter

I just go with a Wix filter and a synthetic oil. It's been good thus far.
crasster 07/29/14 03:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Locked Up

Tell you what, I think you had a siezed engine. This is not a great fix, but may get you by for some time... I can't guarantee it. Put heavy Marvel Mystery Oil in the gas (the highest suggested amount). Change the genny oil, and put at least a quart of Marvel Mystery Oil in the genny oil (in exchange for a quart of regular oil). This stuff is super oil. If it continues to do the sounds, work your way the opposite. Drain the oil out completely. Use Non-Detergent 30 weight oil in the engine. The idea here is to get micro carbons filling in any possible scratched surfaces between the piston rings and cylinder wall. It's basically a "rig" to get more hours out of an engine. It actually can last a long time. IT's not a fix, but it works.
crasster 07/29/14 03:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Whats the best car to tow ??

My opinion is the Toyota Yaris standard shift. Extremely reliable car. Great gas mileage. Super easy to tow & light. You won't really know it is back there. It is a peppy car. Very fun to drive in the mountains. Simple to drive, easy to park. Simple when you go downtown somewhere to drive and find a parking place. I suggest the hatchback, as if you aquire some loot on your ventures out, you'll have plenty of room with the fold down seat. It tows 4 down, or super simply with a dolly.
crasster 07/28/14 10:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ventless vs vented washer/dryer

Would you rather fresh "dry" air from your coach or outdoors being blown through your clothes or much of the same damp air blowing through them. Vented dries way quicker. Also look up spin dryers. They are really neat.
crasster 07/28/14 10:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Dolly

http://t.harborfreight.com/automotive-motorcycle/trailer-accessories/heavy-duty-trailer-dolly-69898.html Also in their stores. Is that really a good option though? Since a dolly when lifted by the handle is on one set of tires, this device would add another set of tires and increase your rolling resistance as well as throw off the fulcrum point. You would either need a friend, or a motorized version of one of these. Not a cheap option on the latter. On level ground once you get a dolly rolling it's not too bad. I move mine around with my tractor, but if I am in hurry I just grunt it out by the handle. I have one of these. It takes away the lift, not the pull. Let me give an example. (we have 3 rv's a class c, class a, and a KZ 16ft travel trailer). The KZ weighs about 300-350 tongue weight. As manly as I'd love to be, lifting the tongue makes me feel like I'm going to blow a sprocket.... somewhere.... I feel my entire body is fully strained. If I pick it off the ground for 1cm, there is no way I can really pull it. The tow dolly what it does is takes all the tongue weight off the camper. Pulling, while not exactly easy, is way more manageable. I can basically move it around in the driveway pad area. There would be no way I could do this without the dolly. In the case of the OP, if it is the tongue weight that is holding them back from moving the tow dolly, then this would be great. If it is the pull, that's another story. HOWEVER, lifting the tongue AND pulling can sometimes make a person think there is more "pull power needed", than what exists in reality. Once you remove the tongue weight, it is pretty amazing how much you can move on greased axles and tires. I bet this could really help them if they think the tongue is heavy.
crasster 07/28/14 09:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Very Scary Tow Car Breakaway

Sometimes it is SCARY how much there is to "check on" when it comes to RV's. Done this for many years and think I have a "list".... But then my mind goes or I get distracted. It's usually good though to check a solid "once around" and any hitches before advancing to more adventures.
crasster 07/23/14 09:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water leak

How about A/C condensation, could it be leaking and traveling?
crasster 07/23/14 07:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: transmission was leaking but not now?

Play it by ear.... Look & observe. How big is the leak? If it's the occasional drip the seals may get wet again with use and "seal again". Sort of risky. You could always go under it and slightly tighten each bolt and examine further.
crasster 07/23/14 07:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: On-demand water pump?

One of two solutions. Either upgrade your pump for more GPM, or do it the cheap way (like me) and get a water saving shower head. This one is worth EVERY penny. Click Here This uses way less water and makes for a great shower. Keeps more hot water in your tank and/or you can take longer showers. Seriously I think that showerhead tripled how much I like my RV shower. I bought mine when they were $8 years ago. Still have them in both my RV and home. No regrets! :)
crasster 07/23/14 07:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas tank leak, gas smell

I wonder if you fuel pump/outlet line is loose. Usually it is on a disk like ring that can be tightened. There is also a gasket there that could be bad. Probably any auto shop is capable of dropping a gas tank. Usually it is a couple of metal straps holding it on.
crasster 07/21/14 03:24pm Class A Motorhomes
Best state to register a Class A RV in?

I'd be curious to get some input on state some of you register your RV in (if not your homestead state) and why. I know there are some that have much better taxes, tag fees, etc. We were just hit with a $198 tag fee four our Class A gasser bounder... Not that it is horrible but it just got me curious.
crasster 07/20/14 09:22pm Class A Motorhomes
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