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RE: Base Idle, Fast Idle, Non Idle - Best Practices Diesel

Why is it not a good idea to idle a DP engines when diesel trucks idle for hours. I talked to a trucker and he said the only time he turns the engine off is when he's having it serviced. Truckers idle them over night all the time. What's the difference?? Thanks Brian
supercub 09/04/15 01:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Much Wind, and Glad for the Class A!!!

Those high winds don't sound good for the fires east of you .
supercub 08/31/15 04:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold 4 door refrigerator

I can't remember if the light goes off or stays on, but just pass the magnet across it a few times. The try turning the Frig on, if it reset, the frig will work. I've had to do this a couple of times. I now carry a magnet in the RV. Brian
supercub 08/30/15 04:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: S. Calif/Inland Empire Windshield Recommendation

Call Redlands Truck and RV and see who they recommend. Brian
supercub 08/24/15 06:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Satellite TV for Class A

Winegard Traveller
supercub 08/21/15 07:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Learn from my stupidity !!! I did

I'll have to settle lifting it up and asking Sam, when he did this....Sam is by buddy, a border collie......just he and me. LOL Brian PS: I got enough of those, when did you ruin this or why haven't you done this once upon a time.
supercub 08/20/15 09:16pm Class A Motorhomes
Learn from my stupidity !!! I did

Motorhome has been in storage for a few days with the propane turned off.......so, did the typical thing. Opened the valve, and fired up the stove top gas burner to purge the line, so I could turn on the refrigerator. I have a 3 burner cook top with one burner in the center towards the front and two in the rear. The corian cover is in two pieces. I always remove both corian covers, but today I left the back portion on and to just expose the front burner. I lit it and purged the line. Turned the frig on and it lit right up. Turned the stove top off and went outside for a couple of minutes. Came back in and the smoke alarm was going off, plus I could smell something. Looked at the burner and it was off but I could see a little smoke coming from underneath the back corian cover. I looked under it and somehow, one of the rear burners was on. I must have open the control knob for it, immediately turned the knob to off. The corian cover was hotter then hot. I grabbed a heat muff and tilted it up so it could cool off. Let me tell you Corian retains heat. I left it like that for a several minutes, then ran cool water over it for several minutes, and it was still warm. I checked it again about an hour later and much to my surprise it was still a little warm...if you ever need a bed warmer, Corian would make a good one LOL. Luckily, the corian cover is fine, a couple of brown spots on the underneath, but the top looks fine. So, lesson learned, continue doing what I always did prior to today, and remove both front and rear covers of the stop top. Be careful Brian
supercub 08/20/15 07:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A fuel mileage

You're going to get 8mpg give or take a gallon. Some older small engine DP with 190hp or so, will get a little better, but go up hills at 25mph. 99% gas or diesel will get 8 plus or minus 1 gallon.
supercub 08/19/15 09:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome on beach

There's some good videos on You Tube of driving on the beach at Pismo and crossing the river there. I remember on video where that river was extremely high, couldn't believe people towing trailers across it.
supercub 08/19/15 09:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing without a car braking system??

For what it's worth, I called the California Hiway Patrol today and talked to a 25 year veteran. When asked about a brake system in the tow car, I was informed it is NOT required by law when towing a car 4 down.
supercub 08/18/15 11:10pm Class A Motorhomes
Replacing tow vehicles tire rubber valve stems with steel?

I just bought an 09 Ford Escape Hybrid. Went to a tire store today to have the rubber valve stems replaced with steel. They said it can't be done, because the Ford tire pressure sensors are part of the stems and if they repalced them with steel, I wouldn't have sensors any longer. The reason I want to replace them, is I have sensors that screw onto the end of the valve stems, for the motor home tire pressure monitoring system. My understanding is to use steel stems when using sensors. Anyone else run into this problem? Brian
supercub 08/17/15 06:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Test Drove 2 DP's this weekend... and an earthquake...lol

I'm over in the valley and just saw the news about the earthquake, didn't feel anything here. Don't judge all RV's by those two test drives. My RV drives and rides very nicely. It's not as nice as a luxury car, but I would say it's very comparable to my SUV. As far as the salesman telling you no one is out there to work on a Monaco.............gee, I wonder where all the Monaco, Safari, Holiday Rambler, National, Country Coach, Alpha, and others, that are no longer being built get work done..........obviously what he told you is not the case.
supercub 08/17/15 08:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome on beach

When I first started RVing, I was looking forward to camping on a beach. Never had the opportunity, and now from what I've seen and heard, that's the last place I'd take mine. A few weeks ago, I spent a couple of hours watching autos get stuck in the sand in Long Beach Washington. Was very entertaining watching people trying to get unstuck, even saw a tow truck get stuck trying to free a car..........another tow truck showed up and finally everyone got free. Sad how fear may stop a lifetime memory because something inconvenient might happen. You drive on freeways after seeing horrendous accidents you go over bridges after seeing collapses. But you are unwilling to risk getting stuck in the sand. You might say your feet are already stuck in the sand Yep, I'm a scaredy cat.........yep, I drive on freeways, and yep, I drive over bridges.............mainly, because it's a better way to go, then cutting across someones open fields, I don't have a lot of choice. When it comes to driving my motor home on the beach, I have a choice and like I said, with what I've seen and heard, I'll make the choice not to camp on the beach. It's not only getting stuck, but I talked to a gentleman a few years ago, that had a class C, had camped many times on the beach, one night, a rogue/sleeper wave hit and flooded his motor home. I've also talked to people that did it once and said they'd never get the sand out of everything. These and other stories aided in me making my decision. If anyone wants to camp on the beach, enjoy, just be careful. I'll wave at you from my car or as I walk by.
supercub 08/16/15 08:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Base Plate crack..

I had a blue ox base plate fail after 3 or 4 years. Called the company and they sent me a new one, but I had to return the broken one. The new one was redesigned and had a gusset were the original failed. I know of at least one other that broke in the same place as mine. Blue Ox was great about replacing it, even after several years of use. I just bought a new tow car and installed a new blue ox base plate for it yesterday, I like how this one is designed. Trouble with inspecting base plates is that most of it is hidden. Personally, I remove the front fascia and do a complete inspection at least once a year. It only takes about 15 minutes to remove the front fascia, I wish I had done this before mine broke, I'm sure I would have seen problems. Yes, do inspect what is visible every time you tow.
supercub 08/16/15 09:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome on beach

When I first started RVing, I was looking forward to camping on a beach. Never had the opportunity, and now from what I've seen and heard, that's the last place I'd take mine. A few weeks ago, I spent a couple of hours watching autos get stuck in the sand in Long Beach Washington. Was very entertaining watching people trying to get unstuck, even saw a tow truck get stuck trying to free a car..........another tow truck showed up and finally everyone got free.
supercub 08/15/15 10:55pm Class A Motorhomes
Towing without a car braking system??

Just curious how many out there tow without a brake system. I have a brake system that has a light plus audio to alert you when the brake is on. Since I have a diesel pusher with an exhaust brake, which I use, I seldom have the aux brake system engage. So I was wondering, how necessary is it to actually have a brake system in the tow car if one has an exhaust brake?? Thanks Brian
supercub 08/13/15 10:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Emergency tire repair plug kit

I guess I should have clarified my question? I'd only be looking to use something like this to get to a tire store to have it fixed correctly. Seems like if it works, it would be any easy fix, instead of waiting hours for service along side the road somewhere.
supercub 08/11/15 10:59pm Class A Motorhomes
Emergency tire repair plug kit

Saw this on the Gone with the Wynn's website. http://www.gonewiththewynns.com/product/heavy-duty-tubeless-tire-repair-kit Seems to have worked for them. Anyone else use one of these. I see there's other kits available. Any recommendations? Thanks Brian
supercub 08/11/15 07:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Portable washing machines?

If you have a dryer, maybe a Splendide 2100XC washer/dryer combo will work for you. They work well. Camping World has them and typically they have the best price for them as well. Brian
supercub 08/10/15 02:31pm Class A Motorhomes
Lift for towing cars?

Does anyone make a lift (hydraulic, elec or ??) that would lift the front of a tow vehicle off the ground so it could be towed? Something like what a tow truck does, but obviously more compact. It seems with fewer and fewer new cars that are not towable 4 down, that something along this line would be the answer.
supercub 08/10/15 11:08am Class A Motorhomes
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