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RE: Easy fill up near Richmond

Flyin J at exit 104 Ruther GlenWas at the east side of the interstate Flying J last Friday and RV pumps were not working. The Flying J on the west side of the interstate also has RV lines but don't know if the RV lane is open. Easy in and out. Since your headed south the west side is your best option. Regular is $1.99 a gallon at the moment. If you are planning on taking I295 around Richmond the exit is from the left lane. In traffic it can be difficult to get over plus average speed is about 70 MPH.
Dale.Traveling 05/25/16 07:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Prevost Rally?

Snow birds headed north?
Dale.Traveling 05/25/16 03:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Make your own sunshade with magnets

Fairly recent thread. What do you want to know? https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jIQKRbL-gPs/USAhFQFmqLI/AAAAAAAAZek/TEAXSep8EvkHixaUPWCbcoeMDDHSA0MvgCCo/s400/DSC00125.JPG
Dale.Traveling 05/25/16 03:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: exterior sunshades

Personally I try and avoid pulling holes in the coach. Already have enough potential factory installed leak points. Magne shades are the easiest to install and least intrusive but being custom made can be a bit hard on the RV budget. I made my own duplicating Magne Shade. Not quite as elegant but gets the job done. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jIQKRbL-gPs/USAhFQFmqLI/AAAAAAAAZek/TEAXSep8EvkHixaUPWCbcoeMDDHSA0MvgCCo/s640/DSC00125.JPG
Dale.Traveling 05/25/16 04:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: OTA Antennae Booster Power Supply

Normally the antenna uses 12VDC from the coach and the button box is just and on/off switch. Lucky for you Winnebago has all their electrical drawings available to any one. We're about to sit down for dinner so I don't have time to go thru the drawings but start HERE.
Dale.Traveling 05/24/16 04:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Bag Installation Assistance

Since you're dealing with an electrical/electronic item please post as many details concerning the controller as possible. Make, model, revision, pictures and such. Information overload when requesting assistance can be a good thing. What is difficult to describe might be easier with an image. When I installed the bags and compressor on my coach I went with manual paddle valves and just ran air lines as needed.
Dale.Traveling 05/24/16 01:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Charleston, SC where to stay, what to do?

Stayed at James Island City Park a few years back. Very nice camp ground. Full hook ups with a lot to do on the grounds. Patriots Point is high on my list but being retired Navy I have a bit of a bias. Just don't take the coach site seeing. Old town Charleston around the harbor front is to tight for a coach. Roads designed back in days of horses and buggies.
Dale.Traveling 05/22/16 07:36pm Class A Motorhomes

The purpose of this post is not to diagnose the problem, but to try to persuade Ford to acknowledge and fix it. Wow, you are expecting a lot. The forum is sponsored by Camping World and with all the complaints has there been any changes? I agree with DSDP Don, LVRVLURV is a knuckle head and a danger to everyone on the roads. Anyone driving an Class A, at speed, holding a camera, maintaining the dash in frame, changing lanes, exiting a freeway and such all while narrating is a knuckle head. What's he going to tape next? Recording a driver change out while going down the road and then complain about the coach won't hold a lane?
Dale.Traveling 05/22/16 07:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Allegro front engine diesel

Are you sure about the model and chassis? The Allegro line was gas powered and the 35 QBA was a quad slide with bunk beds. The Allegro Bay was the FRED line.
Dale.Traveling 05/20/16 03:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2008 Four Winds Hurricane 30Q Class A

The 30Q is probably the most basic class A you can find. Not having slides can be a down check for some potential buyers while others seek them out. In general being a basic and simple coach keeps the reliability and functionality high. Items such as the fridge, HAVC, potable water systems, and such are no different then what you will find on more expensive rigs. My coach is two years older and one model up but pretty close in chassis, general construction and amenities. Probably the biggest problem to check for is delamination anywhere in the side walls and roof leaks at the seams. Check carefully around the below floor storage doors for soft spots. Roof sealants should be soft with no cracks or splits. The production line does a bare bones job of sealing the coach during construction and there are a lot of places for potential water to get in. Maintenance records will be a bonus and learn how to read tire date codes. Suspect the tires will be original and should be considered for replacement. No real problems with the chassis just leave the spark plugs alone. There are a few chassis maintenance items that are based on time OR mileage what should have been accomplished even if the coach was only driven 2000 miles.
Dale.Traveling 05/20/16 07:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I can't imagine this many cables (UPDATED)

Took me a few years but double post.
Dale.Traveling 05/20/16 03:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I can't imagine this many cables (UPDATED)

My coach is an 2006, the height of coax and also have a snake farm of coax. After replacing the analog TV's I'm down to four and about to ditch the bomb, Box-Of-Many-Buttons. Two in (bat wing TV antenna and park cable) and two out (front TV and bedroom TV. Never use the park cable since I have satellite (HDMI to front TV only) so more or less just need a splitter for the bat wing to the two TVs. New rigs change the coax BOMB to HDMI BOMB.
Dale.Traveling 05/19/16 08:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding auto start to Generator??

I've been eyeing THIS AGS from Xantrex. At less than $300 might be a good option. Doesn't have a remote but I can live without it. The literature specs it will start on low battery and if the thermostat calls for A/C due to high interior temps. Also has quiet time settings.
Dale.Traveling 05/19/16 07:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine replacement

Haven't had the experience directly but there have been a couple of posting in the past concerning owners who did it themselves or paid for the work. Crate motors are available but the labor is the cost driver. You're going to have to make a hard decision considering the cost to repair could be higher then the value of the coach. Engine can come out two, maybe three directions. Out the top thru the dog house, out the bottom or out the front. Each has advantages and disadvantages. Going up thru the dog house may require a some disassembly of both engines such as removing the heads to fit the opening in the coach floor. There is also the problem of getting access with a lifting rig inside the coach. Going down might be a bit easier but will require removing the front axle and also lifting the coach to get the engine out from under it once removed. Going out the front will depend on if the front cap design will allow and how much can be removed without cutting. Think happy thoughts and its just a failed head gasket or something equally simple that can be corrected with removal. Tell us what Ford finds.
Dale.Traveling 05/19/16 04:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: leak driving me nuts

I know your going to say "Its to hot and humid to close the vents in Florida" but doesn't look like you have much choice. Maybe a different style design cover? Or next time you have it at home rather than run the A/C open the vents and check it when it's raining. If you're running the fans set them to blow air out rather than in.
Dale.Traveling 05/17/16 04:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2007 Hurricane

Yes. I'm also looking at a 2007 Winnebago Sightseer 35J http://www.rvtrader.com/listing/2007-Winnebago-Sightseer-35J-117518026 Opinions? Both seem to meet our initial floorpan requirements. 35 feet or less Nightstands by Bed Bunks Both would require a TV relocation to be viewable from the sofa. Looks OK but pictures never give you the full story. My big question is where was the coach when Hurricane Sandy blew thru. Given the underside a hard look for sides of rust. Might be some considering the age but not too much unless it was up to the frame in sea water. Its very typical of a Hurricane. Not a lot of bling but very easy to maintain. A manual awning will always roll up when it's time to hit the road. Fridge is the same size as mine and really wish it was a bit bigger. Can't go much more than five days without needing to make a food run. The front seats and recliner is showing their age. Lot of complaints regarding the material peeling away from the backing. Recovering is pretty expensive so either live with it of buy covers. TV's are analog but not to difficult to replace if you want to. I did the front TV and installed a 32" Vizio. There's a lot of aluminum framing behind the TV which makes mounting something pretty easy. Click HERE for a couple of pics of the process. Rear camera monitor died on mine and replaced it with a LCD display that only cost $30 of Amazon. Not a perfect fit but the end result was pretty good. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_VcTG9C9xwU/UU8ar5vLz_I/AAAAAAAAZdk/KN35iy_1xz4LkVX6QkZWa391xQKHtH99gCCo/s640/DSC00051.JPG Offer them $50K and see what they say.
Dale.Traveling 05/16/16 07:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2007 Hurricane

Is this the coach you are looking at? 2007 Thor Motor Coach Hurricane 34B
Dale.Traveling 05/16/16 12:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cost of New Tires Hurricane

Petty big spread. $500+ for Goodyear G670 down to $120 for a Wanli S3074 (what ever a Wanli is). 245/70R 19.5 tires. Start at $2000 price drop and see what the seller counters with.
Dale.Traveling 05/16/16 12:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2007 Hurricane

I discovered that the owner has never replaced the tires. Any ballpark on how much it will cost to replace six tires? Depends on what you get to replace them. Top tier such as Goodyear or Michelin can push into the $500 a tire range but if you step into second tier producers such as Kelley, Hankook or Cooper the price can drop by half. Use the older tires as a negotiation tool to get the price down but you don't want the seller to go out and put new tires on the coach. No telling what you'll end up with. Pretty sure the coach has 245/70R 19.5" tires so you can call around to get an idea of price. You can also try simpletire.com. If you are a member of Family motor Coach Association FMCA they have a discount program with Michelin.
Dale.Traveling 05/16/16 12:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fuel Pump Replacement 2004 Fleetwood Terra V-10

Maybe cut a hole in the floor and gaining access to the top of the tank from inside the coach? Considering the broken bolts are going to need replacing I would just keep going and drop the tank.
Dale.Traveling 05/15/16 05:34pm Class A Motorhomes
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