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RE: Best leveling pads under jacks of 18k lb. class A?

I use 2X8 lumber sandwiched between 5/8 ply. Use them when I'm either on grass or asphalt so I don't sink in. The wood was all scrap leftover from a bathroom remodel project so my cost was more or less nothing.
Dale.Traveling 05/28/15 12:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Reformed Toy Hauler member here. Your expertise needed

Watch the cargo carrying capacity. Easy to find MH with too little. And mind the chassis GVWR, GCWR, and gear ratio for what you are considering. We were considering the Winnie 27N vs the Newmar. 27N was 18k gvw and 4.88. Newmar is 20.5k and 5.38.Spot on. Even with a DP. They are not created equally. As an example a lower cost DP might have a Cummins ISB mated to an Allison 2500 transmission. The Allison is a bit of a weak link in the set up with a weight limit that may restrict your GCWR. Don't shop base on the hitch but do the math. The Thor Palazzo and Tiffin Red both fall into this category. Both are good rigs but they don't have the tow capacity you might need. The Palazzo literature as an example lists a 10K hitch but if you go by the listed GVWR and GCWR the chassis is limited to 5K Lbs.
Dale.Traveling 05/26/15 07:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: what is the leaking faucet in the middle of my DP

thanks for all the great help - I think you got it. It is on the bottom of the fresh water tank. Why would they have a separate drain for the fresh water tank? I would have thought the low point drains would cover it. I turned off the faucet and the water stopped.Low point will only drain the lines while a separate drain for the tank ensures you get every bit of water beyond what the pump will pull out. Also makes it easier to drain after sanitizing. Camping buddy's fifth wheel has what looks like a 1 1/2" drain valve. Dumps the tank in seconds. I have a 3/8" petcock to drain my tank. I open it and come back the next day to finish what I was doing.
Dale.Traveling 05/26/15 03:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago customer notification letter

As far as this goes, I'm saying kudos to Winnie for stepping up.I'm with Bruce on this. Free Eternabond and someone else doing the work? That's a very good deal. Eternabond isn't just a Madison Ave slogan the stuff will last an eternity. Once they tape it your done with reworking roof seams. I'm down to one last seam (rear cap to roof) that needs taped rather than sealant. Not a fun or inexpensive project but the next roof work will be to replace it, the entire roof that is, once the last seal is permanently sealed. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vkrqa3gkgcM/USAhF2U5PyI/AAAAAAAAVSs/2AxuxE1nCo4/s640/DSC00005.JPGhttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-j2ZIxvAHDAo/Uvfu8OOesZI/AAAAAAAAV6A/YiayVSy-eg4/s640/IMAG0291.jpg Taped https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gOMM8qUEgqo/USAhGfkzleI/AAAAAAAATAU/iYWLMojap4U/s640/DSC00006.JPG Un-Taped Which would you rather have?
Dale.Traveling 05/26/15 07:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electric

With the coach disconnected from shore power and the generator off go thru all terminals in both the transfer switch and breaker panel are ensure all are tight. Check both hot, neutrals and grounds. If your coach is 50 amp powered you could have tripped one side of the primary breaker but the other side is holding the tripped side up so it looks like it's closed. Eye ball the breaker closely before you cycle it. If the two sides don't line up cycle it off then on and see what happens. Also ensure the breaker is firmly seated in the breaker buss bar. It just snaps into place and with the breaker panel covered removed you can actually pop it out and back into place. No different than the panel in your house. Also pick up one of THESE next time your near a hardware store. Makes troubleshooting and power off safety checks a bit easier.
Dale.Traveling 05/25/15 11:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: flickering house lights

Wonder if a bad/poor quality converter can cause a 60 HZ ripple in its 12 VDC output? Easy to tell-- disconnect from shore power/generator and see if it changes.My first thought also but as Bob posted you can't see a 60 Hz flicker. Now if the coach has LEDs that changes everything.
Dale.Traveling 05/22/15 07:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: redo red max pro

2bzy2c.. I am planning to re-coat my Zep. Just wondering, are the liquid car wash products with wax also bad for the Zep. What do you use in normal washing..I've used the Turtle Wax wash stuff a couple of times with no problems. What you have to avoid is the various roof cleaners which can cause problems. Also you could have problems with commercial truck washing places if they use a strong detergent.
Dale.Traveling 05/22/15 07:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tankless water heater

I would first work with the heater manufacture. Tank less heaters work with water flow. Not enough flow and they won't come on. Might be the thermostat is set too high and your attempts to get of comfortable water temp may not be enough to trigger the system. Replacing the tank less is certainly an option considering both a tank or tank less have pretty much the same foot print but you'll looking at a bill of over a $1000 to make the change (cost of the new heater, new propane lines and associated labor at around $100 hour). Plus the original coach builder warranty probably won't cover the new heater which might complicate matters.
Dale.Traveling 05/22/15 07:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pets and Traveling

No real problems with our dog. He doesn't like the coach moving around when going down the road but he finds his confort spot and pretty much stays there until we get to where we're going. Leaving him alone while we site see hasn't been an issue either. He's not much of a barker and doesn't have much of a seperation issue but be close the blinds just to be sure. Only worry is if there's a power outage during a hot day but we normally open the ceiling vents and turn the fans on even with the AC(s) running just to be sure.
Dale.Traveling 05/22/15 06:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installing Baseplate With Thread Lock?

My Blue Ox instruction sheet specified using red locktite for all attachment bolts.Same here. Really diffacult to check the mounting hardware without taking the front end of the car apart so thread lock is a highly recommended.
Dale.Traveling 05/22/15 06:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 12 volt mysteries

Need to know make, model and year of your coach. Try cycling the DC breakers just to be sure. Sometime they could trip but not pop out enough to appear tripped. Are the fans that no longer work the ceiling vent fans or the small fans near the windshield. Does the air conditioner work (needs 12VDC for the thermostat)? I'm thinking chassis supply 12VDC distrubution rather than house but the furnance is normally powered from the house DC power not chassis. Will the problem items work when the AUX Start switch is closed?
Dale.Traveling 05/22/15 05:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Used RV under $20,000

Should he avoid a Workhorse chassis?I would not. Chassis is well supported thru the primary and secondary part suppliers along with knowledgeable mechanics.
Dale.Traveling 05/22/15 05:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help with DP for Full Timing

Lot of questions at once. Can't directly reply to some but I can for others. The Accord will work well as a toad. Honda does not recommend to do so for the model year you listed but the transmission will handle it. I have the same model year but a two door that is next in line if the primary, 2005 CRV, dies. Both towing options each have advantages and disadvantages. Dolly will greatly expand the line of vehicles that can be towed but it might be a bit more work at a camp site. Four down is simplest but you vehicle selection is a bit narrower. Critical items, washer/dry (individual units) would be high on my list. Residential fridge, heat pumps, dual pane windows will make life a bit easier. Top of the list though is a floor plan that fits your life style. All the options in the world won't make up for a floor plan that is a problem for you. Tag axle does have benefits but generally you don't see them often on a 40' or shorter coach. Foretravel is the first builder that comes to mind for a smaller wheel base rig with a tag. The additional axle will need maintenance along with two more tires and higher tolls if you happen to venture out on a toll road. If you're not afraid of older rigs this Foretravel would be a really good choice for full timing and fit a couple of your "in search of" items. The ISM based power train will get you to the top of Pikes Peak if they allowed rigs up there. I wouldn't worry too much about coach builders that have stopped production. If you dig into everything in a coach the list of what the build supplies really isn't that big. All the appliances are from someone else, majority of the chassis are out sourced. Might be a factor if you damage the front or rear caps and need a replacement but with any builder coupled with an older model finding new external replacement parts could be a challenge. The one item that would concern me is an in house chassis with an out of business builder. Just not sure who that might be off the top of my head. Good luck with your search.
Dale.Traveling 05/22/15 03:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flat Tire/Interesting Facts

My one side of the road flat cost me $100 more and that was 2012. Same size tire by the way. Had the same difficulties with location information. I think rather than mile markers or exits lat and log coordinates might work better, next time.
Dale.Traveling 05/21/15 02:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Microwave and front TV zapped?

If you have reached the limits of your comfort zone and need to call in tech support I would rather use a licensed electrician over the the local RV service center. Although I am not a code qualified commercial or residential electrician I did do a lot of work under supervision and haven't encountered major differences between RVIA and NEC. The labor hour costs might actually be less or close to what a service center will charge plus you won't have to wait in line for maybe weeks to get the coach fixed. As an added bonus they'll come to you rather than having to drive the coach somewhere. The hard part might be finding a tech who will work on a coach. An RV might be a bit exotic in their view.
Dale.Traveling 05/21/15 04:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: redo red max pro

My once a year (in the spring early summer) detail cleaning I try and strip as much of the coating off as possible with reasonable effort. Otherwise you will get a buildup of the wax just like a floor. I'll use a strong soap solution to stripe the wax. Found LA Awesome from the Dollar Store works pretty well mixed up in a gallon garden pump sprayer. I'll pretreat small sections before I go over with a white scrub pad and a solution of dish detergent. If the Awesome solution dries you'll have to retreat so only do small sections at a time in strips top to bottom. Stubborn dirt or such I'll hit with liquid Bar Keepers Friend. Usually only need a few light coats of Red Max to restore.
Dale.Traveling 05/21/15 04:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Used RV under $20,000

Any chance you can expand you budget a few thousand? 2008 Thor Hurricane 30Q I have a 2006 Hurricane 31D. Very similar but with double front slides. We're into our fifth season and the coach has never let us down. The slides make a big difference and you might want to reconsider. 2007 Thor Hurricane 31D Not much difference in general lay out but the larger living area will make rainy days a bit more enjoyable.
Dale.Traveling 05/19/15 05:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windy Driving Part 2

I would say in high winds you'll feel the car back there. A lot is going to depend on the coach length to wheel base ratio. I tow four down with 1/3 of my coach length behind the rear axle. I have felt the car a few times but nothing dramatic.
Dale.Traveling 05/18/15 12:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TPMS and Rubber Valve Stems

I'm at about 15K miles on the toad with rubber stems and TST 510 sensors with no problems. The rotation of the tires and the weight of the sensors will cause the stems to deflect out some. Given enough time and the stem could fail. Next time the tires get replaced I do plan on having metal stems installed.
Dale.Traveling 05/18/15 12:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2006 Coachmen house batteries

Probable a good starting point is at 12 Volt Side Of Life which should answer you questions and those you haven't thought of yet.
Dale.Traveling 05/17/15 02:02pm Class A Motorhomes
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