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RE: Chassis

We've had both Spartan and Freightliner. They both work fine, get the floor plan you like and don't worry about the chassis.
Blaster Man 08/17/17 05:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: French Door residential refrigerator

Use bungee cords or strips of velcro, both work.
Blaster Man 08/17/17 05:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking seriously at a 1999 DSDP3884 Dutch star

I'd check the records very carefully. Hard to imagine a conscientious MH owner running 10 year old tires.
Blaster Man 08/12/17 04:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire covers

Don't remember where I read it but the tire covers don't protect against UV sun damage BUT it tends to keep the sunshine off the tires which keeps them cooler. The purpose for the covers is to protect the tires against the sun and it's UV damage. If covered, there can't be any UV damage.
Blaster Man 08/05/17 11:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is the difference between chassis

I've had a Spartan and currently have a Freightliner...both are fine. It's the old Chevy vs Ford debate.
Blaster Man 07/19/17 05:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blowout on Goodyear G670

Outlaw, just curious, did you mash on the accelerator pedal when the tire blew? It is a hard instinct to follow but it has been said over and over to press on the accelerator to gain control then ease off once you can manage the coach. You are talking about a video put out by Michelin. I have looked at it a number of times on various forums. It makes no more sense now than when I first saw it. It says your first action with a front tire blows out, is to step on the accelerator, I totally disagree. I've had two blow outs, the most recent was a RF tire in May 2015. The last thing I wanted was more speed or more forward thrust. There was a pretty rough vibration in the steering wheel as well as a pull to the right. I slowed (did not brake), maintained control and got off the road. The Michelin video sounds good and looks good, however, all the scenarios are scripted with safety the primary consideration. It's like a lot of "school solutions," every aspect of the demonstration is planned. However, when doing it for real, I doubt it's merit. Blaster Man, I'm certainly not an expert and hope that I never have a blow-out. I do find the video interesting and it does make sense to me. As mentioned in the video, mashing the accelerator does not really build speed, it just takes the hard driving force way from the flat tire giving you more control. That seems like a good idea. Everyone should do what they feel is the safest. If I remember in 'that' moment of panic, I'll try to hit the accelerator. Here is a link to the video for those that have not seen it. www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I7vkiHi2I8 Safe travels, MM. I'm sure everybody has seen the video of the MH in the passing lane, the LF tire blows, the coach goes into the median, and rolls over. I'm sure the driver was not even thinking about mashing the accelerator, he appeared to be driving a bit fast and the last thing he needed was more forward anything...he needed to slow down and get rid of that speed, without braking. With the power steering on these coaches, control was not a problem on my blowout, just some back and forth vibration...which probably would have gotten worse with more thrust. I don't buy Michelin's video, with any vehicle that is nearly out of control, as evidenced on the above incident, more forward thrust or speed is the last thing you need.
Blaster Man 07/17/17 05:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blowout on Goodyear G670

Outlaw, just curious, did you mash on the accelerator pedal when the tire blew? It is a hard instinct to follow but it has been said over and over to press on the accelerator to gain control then ease off once you can manage the coach. You are talking about a video put out by Michelin. I have looked at it a number of times on various forums. It makes no more sense now than when I first saw it. It says your first action with a front tire blows out, is to step on the accelerator, I totally disagree. I've had two blow outs, the most recent was a RF tire in May 2015. The last thing I wanted was more speed or more forward thrust. There was a pretty rough vibration in the steering wheel as well as a pull to the right. I slowed (did not brake), maintained control and got off the road. The Michelin video sounds good and looks good, however, all the scenarios are scripted with safety the primary consideration. It's like a lot of "school solutions," every aspect of the demonstration is planned. However, when doing it for real, I doubt it's merit.
Blaster Man 07/17/17 05:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Two Questions

Keep using the water, I've been doing that for years. I have 15 scattered around the MH.
Blaster Man 07/16/17 06:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash A/C issue

My coach uses less fuel running the generator and roof air than the dash air. So I don't know or care if the dash air works.
Blaster Man 07/04/17 08:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How safe is the dealer with your stuff?

...I would not leave any valuables like cash, firearms, jewelry, etc. Other than that I don't unpack anything... Same here.
Blaster Man 06/17/17 10:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Just a reminder to change your front tires! > Video inside<<

Some of the drivers knew what to do and some did not. Steer straight and accelerate to keep control, then slow down to a stop. I doubt anyone on here runs recaps but most trucks do on the rear tires so the casings can be 10 years old. The video shows a blowout on a rear tire is pretty much a non event other than the damage from the tire. I hope I never find out how much pull to one side there will be in a front blowout on my DP, but I know I'll accelerate, not hit the brakes. These two statements are So good to know. Being new to DP's, i just learned how to handle a Front Tire Blowout! "Give it GAS, and Coast to a stop...!" If you have a blow out, the last thing you will think about is accelerating. Some people have looked at the Michelin video on blow outs. I've watched it several times on various forums and it makes no more sense now than when I first saw it. It says your first action with a front tire blows out, is to step on the accelerator, I totally disagree. I've had two blow outs, the most recent was a RF tire in May 2015. The last thing I wanted was more speed or more forward thrust. There was a pretty rough vibration in the steering wheel as well as a pull to the right. I slowed (did not brake), maintained control and got off the road. The Michelin video sounds good and looks good, however, all the scenarios are scripted with safety the primary consideration. It's like a lot of "school solutions," every aspect of the demonstration is planned. However, when doing it for real, I doubt it's merit.
Blaster Man 06/06/17 01:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: American Coach American Eagle vs Monaco Executive

... Not a fan of the overhung mirrors...limits how far down you can move the sun shades... Try the inverted mirrors, they are great! They are inverted because there are three mirrors: top is convex down the side and adjacent lane of traffic; center is normal down the side; bottom is convex oriented on the respective front tire. The bottom mirror is important when driving next to a curb or in a construction area with concrete dividers adjacent to your coach. They do not affect the sun shades. I've had two coaches with these mirrors and would not be without them.
Blaster Man 06/06/17 01:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: D-Day, June 6,

Lest we not forget the brace soldiers, sailors, coast guard, navy, and air force who made the landing at Normandy, France. They were truly the "Greatest Generation" and their deeds should never be forgotten. God Bless them all! No doubt "the Greatest Generation." BTW, there was no AF in 1944, they were the Army Air Forces. "On 1 March 1935, still struggling with the issue of a separate air arm, the Army activated the General Headquarters Air Force for centralized control of aviation combat units within the continental United States, separate from but coordinate with the Air Corps. The separation of the Air Corps from control of its combat units caused problems of unity of command that became more acute as the Air Corps enlarged in preparation for World War II. This was resolved by the creation of the Army Air Forces (AAF), making both organizations subordinate to the new higher echelon. The Air Corps ceased to have an administrative structure after 9 March 1942, but as "the permanent statutory organization of the air arm, and the principal component of the Army Air Forces," the overwhelming majority of personnel assigned to the AAF were members of the Air Corps."
Blaster Man 06/06/17 01:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good Sams Insurance

Thanks all. Guess I'll look at the companies Good Sams uses and deal directly with them if I want a quote from them. I appreciate the feedback. I have had National Interstate and they went up so much I dropped them. Now Progressive is doing the same. Guess they all hook you and then raise rates. I'll check out USAA again also. You don't have to do that, GS will do it for you and get you a discount you can't get by yourself. They got me a policy with a national company. Same coverage I had...and saved over $600.
Blaster Man 06/05/17 08:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 17 Tiffin Phaeton or Berkshire XLT?

Never owned either brand, but if I had to choose between a Tiffin and a Forest River....Tiffin wins.
Blaster Man 06/03/17 07:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Opinions on a 2008 HR Scepter 42 PDQ

Aqua Hot a great addition, we love ours.
Blaster Man 05/30/17 05:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Amer. Tradition 2008

Traditions are in the American Coach luxury line...great coach.
Blaster Man 05/28/17 06:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Opinions on a 2008 HR Scepter 42 PDQ

Sceptor is a fine coach. Back in 08 it was third in the long HR pecking order behind only the Navigator and Admiral.
Blaster Man 05/28/17 11:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mixer valve

Ever since we purchased our MH we've had issues with the hot water tank mixer valve. First year we owned ours this valve was replaced as it was noisy. In less than 3 years it needs replacing again. Doing some research it seems like these are a known problem. Many failing after dewinterizing ( as ours just did). It really never gave consistant water temps. Just curious if others have had this problem with this mixer valve. I was just told I should remove it and clean it every year. I tried to get the dealer to bypass it but they declined ( insurance reasons I assume). It's almost $300 Call Fleetwood and get the make and model. Most can be purchased at Lowes, Home Depot or on line...for much less than $300. I just put a new Moen in my MH, pretty easy job.
Blaster Man 05/25/17 12:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Opinions on Newmar Dutch Star

Dutch Star is a great coach...but is a bit old for what I would look for.
Blaster Man 05/15/17 04:15pm Class A Motorhomes
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