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Does anything else that uses propane operate properly such as the water heater, fridge or furnace? Is the stove on a slide? If so is it working properly with the slide in? Sounds like either a kinked flex line as part of the slide or the shut off valve has failed. If other propane appliances are also failing the shut off valve is the problem. If just the stove (and it's the only appliance in a slide) then a flex hose might be the cause.
Dale.Traveling 11/24/15 07:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question for thos using Ready Brake

It's a feel good item that can be saved for a warm weekend when you're not on the road. I took the configuration a set further. Rather than working off the tow bar I taped into the switch on the toad that activities the brake lights when the brake pedal is moved. Power for the indicator is actually from the toad rather than the coach. Adds an extra set during hook up connecting the additional cable but it will give me an indication if the brakes are hung up due to a mechanical problem with the cable or tow bar actuator. The possibility of problem is pretty low but like I said a feel good item.
Dale.Traveling 11/24/15 04:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield sun screen

Did the same thing for my coach but I used magnetics to hold to the windshield. Made a screen to hang from the awning with the extra material. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aMSNCydPWik/UZaU6KWw_VI/AAAAAAAAXc0/m2JNqX_3NYI/s640-Ic42/011.JPG
Dale.Traveling 11/23/15 04:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford F53 CHF (Cheap Handling Fix)

I don't really understand the direction this posting is going. First the OP asks about concerns then followed by a statement that doing so is a big mistake. This is further followed by the statement "I had high hopes this free fix would work". 30,000 miles and four years since I moved the end links on my 18,000 pound chassis with no problems. Windshield hasn't popped out, no unusual wear on the tires, no frame or bar mount deformities found, no stress cracks in the coach fiberglass body, no steering gear failures, no failures of the bar mounts, no failure of the end link mounts, no failure of the polyurethane bushings, no perceived loss in suspension performance. Coach tracks straight and holds lane position as well as my daily driver. Greatly reduced body sway on turns and tail wag from wind be it either weather or passing vehicles. The mod won't give an F53 a limo ride but will have the same effect as upgrading the sway bar with a heavier or stiffer after market bar but at no cost other than time.
Dale.Traveling 11/22/15 03:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cleaning the oven

Normal oven cleaner will work but best to avoid the burned and pilot light assemble. And as mentioned turn off the propane and clean the oven cold.
Dale.Traveling 11/22/15 08:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Emergency Stop

My antilock brake test happened this past summer. Our kitchen is L shaped with most of the storage and drawers facing forward. The overhead cabinet emptied. Had a bottle of Olive Oil bounce off the dash along with a bunch of other stuff.
Dale.Traveling 11/16/15 07:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motor Homes being stationary but full timing in

I'm with the trailer/truck group. You'll get move living space in a trailer/fifth wheel than a class A plus you'll have a vehicle for general day. You don't need a monster duel rear wheel truck to tote around a good size trailer or fifth wheel. A diesel powered Ford F250 or Chevy/Ram 2500 series will pull a 30-40 towable with ease. With a class A you have to deal with maintaining two motorize vehicles along with the additional cost of insurance and such. Other than connecting and disconnecting set up and tear down isn't much different. You still need to level/stabilize, connect water/power/sewage, awning, slides, outdoor seating,,,, Yearly maintenance cost will vary with age of the coach, if you can do the maintenance, if buying used how did the prior owner maintain the coach and location (cost vary across the country). Maybe $2000 to $3000 a year maintenance budget will see you through but you'll need to figure in tires at some point in time. Very few owners will wear out the tires on a coach. They usually rot first. Maintenance isn't difficult and there are a lot of owners posting videos on You Tube showing various ways to do things. If you must use a service center costs can climb to the boat level very quickly. Power train and chassis maintenance is either a usage/mileage or calendar interval so even if you hardly drive the coach you shouldn't neglect the chassis. I have a class A because we like to travel not stop at one location for an extended period of time. Our longest stays are measured in days but we're not full timing, yet. If our travel plans change to more stay time and less road time we would shift to a fifth wheel/truck. You're plan will certainly work but you might be better suited with a trailer/truck set up.
Dale.Traveling 11/16/15 01:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Floor Scales

Be a great stocking stuffer if only we hadn't replaced the kitchen in the homestead last month. You'll make a lot of friends at a Rally even if you charge a fee. Couple of dollars a tire would be reasonable.
Dale.Traveling 11/12/15 07:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: tire replacement

Would not hurt to change them particularly since you do not know the history as Brett pointed out. Go for a $4000 price reduction and negotiate from there and you want to buy the tires not the dealer.
Dale.Traveling 11/12/15 07:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Bar Age, how old is too old ?

As long as the bar has not been involved in an accident (extreme stress) it should out last the toad, the coach and probably the multiple owners. A bar does need occasional maintenance since there are a couple of moving parts along with replacing the attaching pins from time to time.
Dale.Traveling 11/12/15 07:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tis the season - Theft

Unfortunately for the police what happened is a pretty low priority and as bad as it may be it's basically minor property damage. All the locks, light, cameras, dogs, razor wire,,,, won't stop a determined thief. At best all we can do is attempt to limit potential losses if you have no choice and have to use off site storage. I'm fortune and have the my coach is the driveway but that is still no guarantee even with motion lights and cameras I have around the house. My efforts may stop thieves of opportunity but it's pretty obvious when we're not a home. Worst fear is the homestead when we're on the road. Kind of hard to miss a 30' RV no longer in the driveway but that is why I have insurance and a well documented inventory of stuff.
Dale.Traveling 11/08/15 03:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Early 90's Class A --which brand best to buy?

Who made the coach or chassis takes a very distant backseat to owner maintenance in the age range the OP is looking at. Second, as far as I'm concerned, is how much custom work past owners did. It can be a real pain in the but to figure out how someone rewired a rear turn signal circuit after mice ate most of the wiring or how big are the globes of sealant on the roof seams. Delamination must be a show stopper for any coach being considered. A quick walk around inspection will tell many stories.
Dale.Traveling 11/08/15 02:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine will not Start... Trouble shooting help requested

Is anything else not working such as your slides or jacks? Can you measure chassis battery voltage at the disconnect solenoid or to the frame rather than the battery terminal?
Dale.Traveling 11/05/15 06:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AIR TABS and my lying eyes, you gotta read this!

Why are they not used on modern aircraft? Airlines are always looking for anything that would save them a few percent in fuel. One cross country circuit might pay for them. I think I'll stick to magnets on my fuel line to keep the hydrocarbon chains inline.
Dale.Traveling 11/05/15 06:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roof Repair Services

,,, A few years ago, I followed along on a web site by a 30ish handyman who redid his Class A roof that had extensive water damage. During a winter in Florida. In his spare time. He'd rented a building so he could work out of the rain. Installed a new EPDM roof after repairing all the decking that needed it. So I know there are still skilled people in the world. Just sometimes it's hard to find them.,,,I recall the same write up. Pretty sure it was THIS owner. Roof replacement is a BIG job. Your looking at potential labor time pushing a hundred hours or more and material cost not far behind. Also there is the potential of hidden damage that could quickly escalate the repair cost beyond the quote. You really need to think this one thru a bit considering the repairs will probably exceed the value of the coach.
Dale.Traveling 11/04/15 03:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: NADA Pricing

Don't include the options or owner added items.
Dale.Traveling 11/02/15 12:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TV's for MH's

If it mounts in a enclosed cabinet, it should have the speakers in front,,,What I was going to mention the same. I wanted one that I could reach the on/off button for those time when I can't find the remote. Went with a Vizio. It fit the space available, front speakers, accessible side controls to include a side HDMI port for cameras and such. Was a Sam's Club display model so the price was really low. With how light it is I made a mount and have feed it modified sine wave power a couple of times without a hiccup. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3x0siGVQIyg/USAhCosWdnI/AAAAAAAAXc0/iOR_Ctz7P3U/s640-Ic42/DSC00070%252520-%252520Copy.JPG
Dale.Traveling 11/02/15 03:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: refrigator problem

Agree with enblethen, no power. Besides a tripped breaker don't forget GFI outlets could be in the circuit.
Dale.Traveling 11/01/15 10:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Congratulate me

Forgetting the wheel covers is next.
Dale.Traveling 11/01/15 10:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wheel alignment on new motor home

Toured the Newmar facility last summer. Last station on the assembly line is an alignment jig that each coach passes thru. Your new coach should be pretty close but how much stuff you pack in can effect the alignment. Won't hurt to have it checked but take the coach to a heavy vehicle shop.
Dale.Traveling 11/01/15 04:22am Class A Motorhomes
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