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RE: Class A with a Salvage title

A salvage title associated with a failed transmission seems a bit unusual. One would normally associate such with an insurance lose. Although it doesn't appear to have been in an accident. Maybe it was caught in a Northeastern or Sandy and flooded. A VIN trace might disclose a bit more history. As mentioned you could have problems with the new ownership registration plus if you ever intend to sell it. $15K seems OK with the salvage tile if it runs.
Dale.Traveling 04/15/14 01:10pm Class A Motorhomes

Eight years and 38,000 miles and going strong. Stuff breaks and you need to budget for it. Not even NASA get's it right everytime. Also, please unlock your 'CAPS LOCK'.
Dale.Traveling 04/14/14 07:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Gas Chassis Choices

There really isn't much in the Class A world on the horizon from a 'Major' manufacture who can produce a workable chassis with the economy of scale that Ford or GM can or could have. There have been a few potentials that show up with a one of cassis at the major trade shows been I've not seen anything beyond that. Any start up is going to have very steep hill to climb to get a coach builder to want to take the risk and build on an unproven chassis. Maybe in a few years when new coach sales improve they might be willing to take the risk but I think at the present time it's going to be Ford for a while.
Dale.Traveling 04/13/14 06:43pm Class A Motorhomes

I suspect you might have damaged house battery voltage sensing circuit in the battery control center. This circuit controls the battery disconnect solenoids and the cross connect to get power from the engine. Need to know the manufacture, model and revision number for a better idea what and where to check. One thing to try is next time you lose house 12VDC hit the AUX Start switch (with the engine off) and see if the lights come back on. Really surprised the fridge controller didn't cook and it still operated on LP. Would have been interesting if you had tried to extend a slide (assuming they are electric and not hydraulic).
Dale.Traveling 04/11/14 08:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hydraulic Stabilizers / Driveway damage

Unless the contractor who poured the driveway used substandard concrete or it's less than minimal thickness for a residential application you should be fine.
Dale.Traveling 04/11/14 07:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black Water Valve Won't Close

Not completely closing is a whole lot better than not opening which is what one normally reads. Suspect the seal might have come loose and is jamming the gate or as you wrote something from the tank is keeping it open. TP is pretty mushy once wet so probably something a bit harder. Loose a toothbrush or hair comb recently? It a good flush as you wrote doesn't solve the problem removing the valve is probably your only option. Pretty easy once your tank is empty. Four bolts and it's out. If you want to make this really easy just replace it.
Dale.Traveling 04/11/14 07:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: road side assistance

Opinions concerning Coach Net and Good Sam will mirror Ford/Chevy, Coke/Pepsi, Ginger/Mary Ann, gas/diesel,,,. Either one should fulfill your needs. You might also have roadside service thru your insurance carrier but be careful depending solely on them. Many are not familiar with the specific requirements for a coach in particular the size and weight and possible distances a repair service will need to dispatch someone. AAA is another provider you must research concerning your needs as a RV owner/traveler. I use Good Sam and have twice called them. Flat tire and a tow. Both time the service, response time, call backs and follow up checks were very good and I have no complaints.
Dale.Traveling 04/11/14 07:04am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: lots of work but looking good........

Excellent work. I remember when the first pics when you brought the coach home. Love the front bumper. If it was a bit bigger you could call it a Cow Catcher.
Dale.Traveling 04/11/14 04:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: toll roads

I run the numbers. Tolls, distance, fuel cost and such and will take the most economical route. Travel time is considered but is pretty low on the priority list when planning.
Dale.Traveling 04/10/14 07:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 air filter change frequency

Why not an Air Filter Monitor? About the same cost as a filter for a F53. Got it on my wish list.
Dale.Traveling 04/10/14 06:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jeep or CRV - the search for a toad continues

Surprised no one has mentioned it, but I might have missed the posting, is the Civic four down towable with a lube pump? Plus you know the saying "If Momma ain't happy,,,," need to go with what she is comfortable with. Plus the best toad is what you already own. Two Honda's in our driveway. 05 CR-V with 100K miles and a 98 Accord with over 200K miles. Only the Accord has a base plate, for now. Both have never seen a repair shop or left us stranded with a break down.
Dale.Traveling 04/10/14 06:29am Dinghy Towing
RE: How should I plug in my vacuum cleaner? Newbie ???

I'd bring the generator on line for the event. A vacuum isn't the biggest load for the generator on the Bus but it's still around 12 amps/1400 watts of so. Team the vacuum up with an electric heater and you're getting closer to at least 1/3 load. Easy way to keep the 12VDC and 120VAC stuff straight in you mind is think in terms of life support and nice to have. Water pump - life support (12VDC), furnace - life support (12VDC), air conditioning - nice to have (120VAC), TV - nice to have (120VAC).
Dale.Traveling 04/08/14 02:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing button on shifter

As Effy stated. Changes the shift pattern for the transmission. Makes it a bit more aggressive with shift points when slowing down and accelerating. Use it anytime you want, won't hurt the engine or transmission. The computers will protect both. Play around with it to get an idea how it fits with your driving patterns.
Dale.Traveling 04/08/14 02:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Value of Used Michelins ?

List them for what you would like to get plus say 25%. $125-$100 would be a good starting point. Lots of commercial users can use them. Just don't list them in the RV section of Craig's List. The Auto Parts section will get more looks from you potential buyers.
Dale.Traveling 04/07/14 08:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: gas or diesel?

For the usage level, "3-4 times a year", a newer gas coach might be best. A diesel platform brings some really nice features that if you were planning to use the coach more would be a major up check but going with something several years newer on a gas chassis might be a better fit at this time. Add a zero behind your numbers and I would vote diesel. Also my 2006 V10 isn't any louder than my 1998 Honda Accord thanks to the prior owner insulating the engine cover. I can hear every dish, pot and pan very clearly banging around in the cabinets on what has become the standard road surface quality.
Dale.Traveling 04/07/14 07:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Copper Pipe Size?

Copper in a coach? That's a new one. Since the split section will need to come out sooner or later cut it out now and take it with you to your store of choice and compare to the stock material. I can't remember it pipe is measure inside or outside diameter. The various compression (Shark Bite and such) fittings are the bee's knees. Used them in the stick and bricks when remodeling the baths. A bit expensive but they work and I didn't have any leaks with both the end caps I used and going from copper to CPVC.
Dale.Traveling 04/06/14 04:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: So I weighed my coach today....

Effy if you compare what the tire weight/pressure tables at 80 psi you will probably be at your axle capacity which is my situation. More capacity in the tires than the axles. Inflate to the 80, go camping and leave your troubles behind.
Dale.Traveling 04/06/14 04:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replaced rubber roof and now air condition on fritz

I suspect they missed a connector for the blower fan. Easy to miss. Pull the top cover and look around for anything that looks like it should be connected to something. If you are not comfortable take it back to the shop that did the work. No reason to take a coach to an RV store to replace the AC. It's four bolts, power and thermostat wiring. Hardest part of the replacement is getting old unit off the roof and the new on up on the roof. The roof unit is a bit heavy.
Dale.Traveling 04/06/14 06:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A DP door opinions??

I prefer the bus style. Gives an unbroken wall for furnishings such as a full size couch, more kitchen courter and such.
Dale.Traveling 04/04/14 04:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tankless Water heater

One item about the tank heater in a coach is the temperature of the water is much higher than you have at home. Usually around 140. Being that high you will us less hot to mix with the cold to achieve the desired temperature. So a six gallon supply of hot will go a long way. With two adults in our coach only once time has the water temp dropped from use and that was after two longer than normal back to back showers. Also watch the temp around children it's hot enough to burn.
Dale.Traveling 04/04/14 10:48am Class A Motorhomes
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