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RE: Gifted Class A

As other have mentioned first check the integrity of the house before you start putting money into the chassis to safety make the drive home. If the roof has been leaking you could be looking at a major restoration work which might not be worth the effort or the cost. Spending $2000 for tires only to find out the roof and walls are rotted would be a bitter pill to take. More coaches die each year due to water leaks than engine failure. Work with the camp ground regarding getting the coach road worthy. Check everything particular the brake calibers. Sitting than long the caliber pistons may have rusted in place or the master cylinder seals are leaking. And start shopping for a road side emergency service contract before making the drive in a rig that hasn't seen the road in a while. Good luck and I hope you have a diamond in the ruff that just needs some TLC.
Dale.Traveling 02/19/18 10:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV history check resources

I ran a CarFax report on my coach being a used repo. The only info was associated with the registration and title changes.
Dale.Traveling 02/14/18 05:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Selling Class A DP - Tires ??

Sell it as is and be ready to negotiate a price reduction if necessary. As a buyer I would rather choose the tires.
Dale.Traveling 02/05/18 12:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need Purchasing Options!

My thoughts, unless GM get's back into the market coach builders are not going to step outside their comfort zone for any new chassis builder that doesn't have coast to coast service for the buyer. The chassis might be provided by someone else but the house builder is who's name is on the final product. Maybe when someone comes out with a hybrid or electric powered chassis with a load capacity of 18-26K Lbs, good range and recharge time along with a comparable pricing with the current gasoline chassis the market might change. Until then we're looking at Ford as the only option for a while longer.
Dale.Traveling 02/03/18 12:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cheapest New Class A with cummins 8.9L ISL

We are looking for a DP. I do not want the ISB 6.7 regardless of HP rating. I want the ISL engine regardless of HP rating. Please advise. There is no replacement for displacement. Why stop at an ISL? If you're willing to step back in time a late model Foretravel U320 is available for under $200K with an ISM rated for 500 HP. 2005 Foretravel U320
Dale.Traveling 02/03/18 06:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Progressive Insurance questions

Been with Progressive since 2011. Yearly police rate has been more or less static only moving a few dollars. Never had a claim which is were the good and bad of any insurance company will come out.
Dale.Traveling 02/02/18 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Generaor - 10 yr old

If you determined to have someone look at it call around to the small engine service places rather than the local RV dealer. All they do is small engines day in and day out. Just because it's bolted to an RV doesn't mean it's something strange or exotic that needs a RV guy to look at it. Although run time is low it might need a bit more maintenance at this point in it's life then oil and air filter replacement. Finding a local small engine tech who will assist can make life a little easier. Don't forget the mobile mechanics either.
Dale.Traveling 02/02/18 09:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Service contracts

Everyone's situation, risk tolerance and financial status will be different with regards to a service contract or extended warranty. As a weekender with a simple budget coach that I only use maybe 50 nights a year the benefit didn't justify the cost to me. Anything that fails I have the time to save for the material cost and can probably effect the repairs in the driveway saving on shop labor. If I was full timing, heavily dependent on every system in the rig working all the time and living off my retirement income I would give much greater consideration towards entering into a contract.
Dale.Traveling 02/01/18 05:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2008 F-53 Chassis

Try the temperature test but check the right side very closely. Could be rather than a dragging brake but just the opposite in that the right isn't braking enough. Since the caliber pistons have to be pressed back into the housing when replacing the pads might be something to consider. Also the slide pins on right might be binding prevent the caliber from clamping effectively. If the brake fluid was replaced try bleeding the right again. A bubble in the right caliber might cause soft braking on that side but you might feel it in the pedal. Third, swap tires left to right or front to back. A bit of a Easter Egg Hunt but pretty easy to do. Fourth, new pads do take a bit of time to wear in. Particularly if the disks are original and were not resurfaced.
Dale.Traveling 01/30/18 05:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leveling Jacks

Not a whole lot. Maybe a drain a refill every 10 year or so of the fluid tank, annual visual inspection of the fittings and hoses for leaks or blisters. I cycle them to full extension monthly during the winter layup when I run the generator.
Dale.Traveling 01/27/18 08:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: State Stickers, where to display them

Fridge magnets work well and are transferable. Amazon
Dale.Traveling 01/26/18 03:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you use your class A?

Still have at least 10 years of full time employment in our future so coach use is weekends, a two week summer vacation and maybe a week out either spring time or in the fall. We try to get out every other weekend between Easter and Thanksgiving. About 50 nights and 6000 miles a year.
Dale.Traveling 01/23/18 06:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do I Have a Transmission Problem?

As Richard described you don't have a problem. Without the end unit in place it's going to leak fluid. Would have been better to have a somewhat clean catch pan under it so you could measure what leaks out and refill with exact same amount of new fluid. Might be a good moment to do a drain and fill of the transmission along with replacing the filter.
Dale.Traveling 01/22/18 03:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best features

Left and right front slides. I wanted more room in the area I'll spend most of my time in and apposing slides does just what I wanted.
Dale.Traveling 01/22/18 03:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Itasca electrical issue

My guess is the multi function switch, aka turn signal level, is the problem. It's a common point for controlling both the head lights and turn signals. Could also be a frayed wire coming off the steering column or a loose pin in a connector associated with the same. Rather than taking it to an RV service center take it to someone who specializes with the chassis such as either a Ford or Workhorse commercial truck service center. A mobile mechanic could also perform the service. A replacement switch is a bit north of $75. Being an intermittent problem it may take a few attempts to repair to pin it down and fix it.
Dale.Traveling 01/19/18 04:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extend-a-Stay question

Don't see a problem but the big question,except which tank will be consumed first? Main, portable or will both run out at the same time?
Dale.Traveling 01/18/18 05:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MagneShade

They have You Tube video's showing installation and removal. They work very well to cut back on the daytime sun and look good on the coach. A bit hard on the RV budget, at least for me, but worth it during the summer months. Magne Shade / You Tube
Dale.Traveling 01/18/18 05:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jayco is entering the Diesel Pusher gang

Jayco has a reasonable reputation but with a MSRP of $289,411 for a first production model they lost me as a buyer. The specs are pretty much the same as any other under 40' DP so why should I be a test subject when for the same price I could pick up a coach with a known production history?
Dale.Traveling 01/17/18 04:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Way to sell my Diesel Pusher

The greatest return will be if you can sell it yourself thru the various internet based listings as mentioned. Your second option is consignment sale at a dealer that offers such as service. They will require a percentage of the sale for their effort which will reduce your end. Third option is to drive to a RV retailer and more or less trade it in. Auctions are out there but not many and you'll need to get the coach there and potential sale price might be below trade in. If you do a self sale the coach needs to be as clean and somewhat empty as possible. By somewhat empty I mean as uncluttered as much as possible in the living area and nothing in the storage that isn't part of the sale. Not much different then selling a house. Presentation and staging for pics goes a very long way to closing a seal.
Dale.Traveling 01/13/18 09:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trimark door latch broke

Owned the coach for seven years and over Thanksgiving the second lock set failed so this one is the third that I know of. Considering my failure rate the first owner probably replace it once. $96.60 for a replacement from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073VNDDTG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Dale.Traveling 01/11/18 07:37pm Class A Motorhomes
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