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RE: How old is too old, subjective question but I want opinions

Enjoy it until as long as you want. Even when it starts to 'nickel and dime' you a bit with a chassis or house repair from time to time is still less than a monthly payment on something newer or starting over with a new to you coach and a slew of new problems. Interior updates are not that difficult or costly. Recover the couch is a good winter project and pulling up the carpet and replacing with laminate always makes a bit of a tired coach come alive. My daily driver is a 14 year old Honda that I also tow behind the coach. It's long past showroom fresh but it's paid for, insurance is next to nothing and it does what I want. Gets me from point A to B so why replace it?
Dale.Traveling 08/21/14 08:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Experiences w/Thor's Palazzo

http://i.imgur.com/9xzehl4l.jpgWhen are we ever going to get a like button? I would also pass on the Palazzo as a new off dealer's lot coach. Maybe one that is a few years old and the last owner sorted the problems out and priced accordingly.
Dale.Traveling 08/21/14 03:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shop Labor Rate. Survey.

Dale.Traveling 08/20/14 06:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil Change V10 Newmar

From the owners manual - Oil filter Ford Part Number FL-820-S 7 quarts Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil. Not in the owners manual - Prefill the filter before installing. The filter is mounted vertically so prefilling is simple and won't make a mess. Edit: Looked up the wrong chassis year. 2006 lists 6 quarts while 2013 lists 7.
Dale.Traveling 08/19/14 08:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: O.K. ... Here's a bona-fide 'stupid' question...

I suspect the shows are basically scripted and the potential buyers have already completed the purchase and are just reliving the process for the cameras and 10 minutes of fame. Wish they would do a one year follow up. Might be a bit different prospective after the coach sits at the dealer for weeks waiting on warranty repairs.
Dale.Traveling 08/18/14 06:52am Class A Motorhomes

Airport security can be real fussy plus you have a few federal agency offices in the area. Another problem is overhead limits at the entry/exits. Several have canopies. I think you best solution would be call the area hotels to see if you can park in the back of their lots. There's also a Jehovah's Witness Hall to the north east of the airport that might be a good option. Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall (410)-590-4322, give them a call.
Dale.Traveling 08/17/14 04:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: camping in Hershey Pa

We've stayed at Gifford Pinchot State Park, Little Buffalo State Park another time. Little Buffalo was the better of the two. This close to the show dates getting reservations might be difficult at the closer camp grounds. Regardless of where you stay avoid US322 between Harrisburg and Hershey. The back up is usually 2+ hours Saturday morning.
Dale.Traveling 08/15/14 10:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1997 Hurricane RV question

A coach builder's owner's manual is a bit slim on info if they can find one going back that far. Normally what you will find is general paraphrasing what the individual OEM manuals recommend and such. You friend would be better supported finding the individual manuals for the installed items such as the fridge, generator, chassis, awning, water heater, air conditioner and such. They still may have troubles considering the age of the coach but the general operation and recommended maintenance might still be applicable if they find something very close to the item model and year.
Dale.Traveling 08/15/14 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: TV Free air antenna

Replaced the batwing with a Jack. No major change regarding pulling in distant stations so reception is about the same. The Jack does seem to be a bit less directional and will pull in more stations without having to spin the antenna around to peak the signal.
Dale.Traveling 08/13/14 09:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Williamsburg Va Travel

US17 then onto the interstates as 2hams suggested. Driven US17 thru NC several time with my coach and you'll be fine. Just be sure to stop at the inspection station on I664 before your cross the James River. They will want you to shut the propane tank valve.
Dale.Traveling 08/12/14 08:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: V10 air filter

Flat on my 2006 chassis. I think in the F550 series or so it's round and much more expensive.
Dale.Traveling 08/10/14 06:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ski trip in a Motorhome. Am I crazy?

A friend of mine has offered to let me use his 4 bedroom townhouse in Steamboat for a couple of weeks. It's only about a block and a half from the gondola so I think I'll take him up on that.You have that option and even considered driving the coach? I enjoy traveling in my coach but a four bedroom townhouse within walking distance of the slopes? The coach stays winterized and at home. Have fun on the slopes!
Dale.Traveling 08/10/14 03:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ski trip in a Motorhome. Am I crazy?

I think you'll do fine with a bit of prior planning. Best to avoid traveling when it is actively snowing and wait for DOT to do their part. Be flexible with arrival and departure times and be ready incase you get stuck somewhere for a couple of extra days (food, water, fuel). The seemingly bottomless tanks on the King Air will keep you comfortable for days but top off and empty every chance you get just to be safe. If you do get caught driving in less than optimum weather just drive as if your nervous traveler Mother-In-Law is seated behind you with a shape stick pointed at back of your neck. Slow acceleration and long coast down to stops (as little mechanical braking as possible), slow turns easy turns and such.
Dale.Traveling 08/10/14 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: what would an experienced rv'er look for

Three years and 8K miles isn't good but probably not damaging. You can pull a sample of the oil and have an analysis performed. Tires should be OK age wise and the roof seals at three years old. Probably your best course of action is two have two inspection performed. One by a heavy truck mechanic check the chassis and a second by an RV mechanic checking the house side. -OR- Do nothing make a low retail price offer because you will be taking a big risk that everything is either in working condition or who knows what condition. No telling what the black tank is holding if the engine oil is original.
Dale.Traveling 08/08/14 08:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Building and installing a slideout in a Class A Motorhome

Agree with Fleet Man. Do a factory tour. Tiffin is another good choice for direct observation and discussions with the builders on the line.
Dale.Traveling 08/08/14 08:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Purchasing a used Tiffin--torn between 2 models!

Clickable PDF for the 2008 35QBA with bunk bedsMy mistake. I was looking at the Allegro Bay line only. Good luck with the test drive.
Dale.Traveling 08/07/14 05:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Purchasing a used Tiffin--torn between 2 models!

Go with the FRED. I would rather the coach have the old tires and use such to bargain the price down and then get tires I want and not the off market low cost brands the current owner may have installed to help make the sale. Also as Triker33 shows it's not the price per gallon of fuel at the pump but the cost per mile. You only need a few miles to a gallon increase to make up for the cost difference fuel price. Also for your budget planning keep a reserve of 10% beyond final sale price. Sometimes a used coach may need a bit of work or updates to get it to your personal standards of living and preventative maintenance routine. And a six hour drive to check the coach out is not unusual. I did it three times with my coach. Drove it home on the third trip. (EDIT) Was wondering what the bunk bed layout would look like in the FRED model and looking at the model archeive on the Tiffin web site I couldn't find anything. No 35QBA in the Bay series and no bunk beds in any of the Bay series up to 2010 when the line was closed. Are you sure it's a FRED?
Dale.Traveling 08/07/14 11:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding enzymes when parking

I give the tanks a good rinse and leave them dry while in storage. I'll do a Geo Method before I winterize but beyond that have yet to need any chemicals or had any problems.
Dale.Traveling 08/07/14 09:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need Advice

I'm not sure what you are asking. Is the only damage the hex bar? The main roller tube bent? Has the awning fabric torn? If the mounting hardware, such as the hex bars, are not in near perfect alignment the roller may bind and prevent the slide from extending properly. Any well stock metal fabricator should have bar stock available or know where to get it, probably a bit lower in cost then going back thru the awning OEM. If the main roller is bent you might have problems getting it round rather than bowed. Not even sure how you could but back to the metal fabricator for potential repairs. For the awning material you have a lot of options. If you still have the original material any good awning shop (home awning or boat cover maker) can use it as a pattern to sew you a replacement. Or you can order just the awning from the OEM. If you unroll and material there should be a label on the tube with the model and serial number which you'll need for an exact fit replacement.
Dale.Traveling 08/04/14 08:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need new spare tire carrier whinch

I don't think Ford every produced the F53 with a spare tire which would account for the difficulty finding a replacement. Probably a prior owner did the mod.
Dale.Traveling 08/02/14 07:31pm Class A Motorhomes
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