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RE: Anyone ever drive off with a slide out left out?

Drove off with the door awning out once, but not a slide.
Blaster Man 10/12/17 06:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Suspension Storage Recommendations Needed

My manual says to store it with jacks down...that's what they are for. Also, during the leveling process, the air is automatically dumped.
Blaster Man 10/09/17 02:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire pressure (temperature) increase while driving

You are getting lots of information, much of it incorrect. There is a tire expert on the forum, maybe he'll come on and give some good information...he was a tire dealer for 40 years and gives seminars at many rallies. His advice is to check the weight on the chart, and if using individual wheel weight, add 10% or 10 lbs to the pressure noted in the manual for the heavy side, and use that pressure for all tires on that axle. If not using individual wheel weight, divide the total weight on the axle by two, and add 10% or 10 lbs PSI to the pressure noted in the manual to both sides...same pressure for all tires on that axle. In either case do all these reading prior to driving, either the day prior or morning before starting.
Blaster Man 09/15/17 02:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Allegro

Don't limit yourself to just two brands. Check 'em all out find the floor plan you like, DP or gas, and go from there.
Blaster Man 08/30/17 06:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: battery type

Two six volt deep cycle batteries should be plenty for your refer...got to be another problem.
Blaster Man 08/30/17 06:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires in storage

Store the coach with the tires on plywood and the jacks down to take the weight off them.
Blaster Man 08/26/17 08:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: steering stabilizer

Maybe on a gasser, not so much with a DP. The DPs are on truck chassis and have big heavy duty power steering systems.
Blaster Man 08/22/17 08:35am Class A Motorhomes
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
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