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RE: Brand recommendations

A good question, and one to which there have always been a wide range of answers. I am in the "get a high quality, older DP that has been well maintained" rather than a newer "lesser" coach. That doesn't make that right for everyone, but has served us well over 3 coaches and a quarter million miles over the last 2 decades.
wolfe10 04/27/17 07:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advise or help

Mel, The above posts may be spot on, but not sure about one part of your post. You were unable to contact the OWNER with the coach purportedly at a consignment lot. If you mean the owner of the coach, that would be normal. People put their coach on consignment so that they don't have to deal with the buyer. In some cases, the consignment lot can convey your desire to talk with the seller and they will return the call. I am NOT suggesting this is on the level, but not sure we have enough info to suggest it is not. Indeed, first thing I ask is WHERE CAN IT BE SEEN. Get an address, google earth it, contact local BBB, etc or post where it is and someone here on the forum may be willing to go by and eyeball it.
wolfe10 04/27/17 06:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Watcha Towing with three or 4 wheels??for older folks

We flat tow a 2014 Hyundai Elantra manual transmission. 2,661 pounds, lots of interior room, comfortable and good MPG. https://www.fmca.com/motorhome/towing/204-towing-guides-towing-four-wheels-down.html
wolfe10 04/25/17 10:01am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Old Fuel

SMELL IT. Does it smell like "diesel" or has it "turned"? That will give you the answer.
wolfe10 04/23/17 04:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Did dash air repair alter engine cooling design

Read my reply here: http://forum.dieselrvclub.org/index.php/topic,7479.0.html
wolfe10 04/21/17 07:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Overall length

What is legal in your state with your present license? You should be good in most states with a proper license issued by your home state. NO. Reciprocity applies to the driver's license (if you are legal in your state, you are legal in all states). It does not apply to speed limits, weight limits, length limits, etc. You have to adhere to the laws in each state you intend to drive in. The number I have seen most frequently is 65'. But, DO check in those states you intend to travel in.
wolfe10 04/16/17 09:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water in Diesel Tank/Line

Yes, check on your primary fuel filter. To find out what fuel filters you have and where they are located, contact your chassis manufacturer. And, if a clear bowl on the filter, you can visually check for water or debris-- no need to drain.
wolfe10 04/13/17 06:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Tires

B F Goodrich if you're selling. They are good tires, owned by Michelin but are much cheaper. We had BF Goodrich ST230's Load range H on our Class A and were very happy with them. We bought Michelin's this time because of a bit softer ride. You can check with FMCA to see if BF Goodrich is included in their discount program. I think they are. Yes, the FMCA Michelin program includes B.F. Goodrich tires. https://www.fmca.com/benefits/michelin-advantage.html You can also buy Continental tires for your RV through FMCA Fleet Discount Program: https://www.fmca.com/benefits/continental-tire-program.html
wolfe10 04/05/17 02:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Monaco Roadmaster Chassis

The rear trailing arm issue IS important, but IS curable. If the rest of the coach is acceptable and the trailing arm issue has not been resolved, just deduct for fixing it: https://community.fmca.com/topic/569-important-safety-issue-monaco-hr-safari-chassis/
wolfe10 03/29/17 04:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad Propane or?

Perhaps a matter of semantics. There are generators that tap liquid LP and then convert it to a gas/vapor with an in/on generator regulator. These on-generator regulators (at least on the 6.5 KW Onans I am familiar with) can easily clog with the longer hydrocarbon "contaminants". I have overhauled them and it is not uncommon to find them half filled with a light viscosity grease-like substance. The long-term solution (in addition to overhauling/replacing the regulator) is to switch from the liquid tap to HIGH PRESSURE vapor (i.e. before the house regulator). Only potential issue is icing at cold temperatures/small tank.
wolfe10 03/26/17 07:26am General RVing Issues
RE: FMC Magazine April 2017 issue

Yes, please post here AND on the FMCA Forum. Thanks.
wolfe10 03/24/17 09:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best place to buy Michelin's in AZ

Have you checked for the price through the FMCA Michelin Fleet Program? They also have a list of dealers who handle the fleet accounts.
wolfe10 03/24/17 09:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spring Class A Checklist

Starting and engine but not operating it under load (i.e. driving it) just adds moisture to the crankcase. Will a service writer at a Ford dealer know that-- not unless they work on a lot of motorhomes. This question never comes up on daily drivers, as no one just goes out and starts the engine to let it run in the driveway. Said another way, making a decision that could affect the longevity of your engine based on what a service writer knows/doesn't know is rolling the dice.
wolfe10 03/22/17 07:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2005 Southwind Generator runs just fine but no power

Was there any sign of overheating (like melted insulation) in the ATS? Did you tighten the screws securing the wire connections in the ATS? A VERY good idea once a year.
wolfe10 03/21/17 03:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2005 Southwind Generator runs just fine but no power

Was there any sign of overheating (like melted insulation) in the ATS? Did you tighten the screws securing the wire connections in the ATS? A VERY good idea once a year.
wolfe10 03/21/17 03:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Adventurer Roof issues

Would like more specifics on exactly what was "glassed to the roof": Roof to caps? Side of roof to channel? Other?
wolfe10 03/21/17 03:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Luxury vs. Mid-level Pushers

Things that set chassis apart from lower end chassis (and, of course cost more): Larger engine-- you can find 36-40' DP's with Cummins B,C and L engines. Sure, the 400 HP/1,200 lb-ft L cost more. And, for more $$ the L can be ordered from Cummins with a two stage engine compression brake-- far more braking HP than an exhaust brake or variable geometry turbo braking on a smaller engine. Side radiator-- better MPG, as fan is modulated to maintain coolant temperature rather than running all the time. Also MUCH improved engine access for servicing. More CCC-- heavier duty components including tires cost more than "just barely adequate" components. Longer wheelbase for a given length for better handling, particularly in side winds and with passing trucks. Better suspension components-- sure Koni shocks cost more than Monroe. YOU have to decide where to put YOUR money. For many buyers, glitz is important, and they don't even ask about the chassis. That is why glitz and what I would consider just barely adequate chassis is the norm.
wolfe10 03/21/17 12:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any using the ARP RV Fridge Protection Device?

An excellent idea for those with an absorption refrigerator. Should have been OE equipment.
wolfe10 03/20/17 04:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Straight axle front ends

I remember when IFS came out and the Pick Up companies bragged abut the ride Fact is it's not the ride.. it is the handling If you get a Solid Axle, have Trac bars put on.. Makes a big difference in how it drives.. Agree on leaf spring suspensions (i.e. gas chassis and a very, very, very few diesels).
wolfe10 03/17/17 03:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires: 245/70R/19.5

If an FMCA member, check for pricing of Michelin (inc B.F Goodich) AND just added last month, Continental (including General Tire) on FMCA's website.
wolfe10 03/11/17 02:28pm Class A Motorhomes
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