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RE: To sell or not to sell

Difficult decision. At the moment the thought of heading north to home is a drive into the unknown and a heavy burden. The problem is if you pick up a new or new to you coach more or less you'll be in the same situation, an untested, unknown coach. What i would do, if my current coach supports me travel/living plans I would get the power problem fixed and keep what I know and have.
Dale.Traveling 11/27/16 02:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Two Surge Protectors?

Call it suspenders and a belt.
Dale.Traveling 11/24/16 09:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leveling Jack problems

$5000 isn't replace a couple of pieces it's replacing everything regardless if it's the problem or not. Plus even at retail prices for a complete system they padded the potential labor hours. Took me two days to do a virgin install in the driveway of a Quadra Bigfoot hydraulic system. I think you need a second opinion.
Dale.Traveling 11/20/16 03:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: jack pads new ideal

I would pass. Price is a bit much for my budget. Maybe $10 a pad vice $25.
Dale.Traveling 11/19/16 04:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Much Gas When Storing....

Full tank, fuel additives as the owner thinks is best. Personally I don't use anything but with relatively mild winters my coach is only laid up from Thanksgiving thru mid March. Engine and generator are exercised regularly. Helps to have the coach in the driveway.
Dale.Traveling 11/18/16 04:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: We've quit

Fair winds and following seas shipmate.
Dale.Traveling 11/18/16 04:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 16 year old Bridgestone faired better than 17yo Michelin's

Well since my flame suit is at the cleaners I'm not even going to type what I had to do to get my new to me repo coach home from a seller 400 miles away home before the next stop at a tire dealer a few days later. Lets just say the tires that were on the coach were not installed by Ford, Thor or the original owner and a flat bed wrecker somewhere had a set of lightly used 19.5 tires and shiney dent free simulators to go along for the ride. Never hurts to hang on to one as a potential spare. ERMS will gladly pay to install while having to buy a new tire on the side of the road on a holiday weekend,,, lets just say who ever is coming to the rescue has a bit of a captive customer. If you can get your hands on the heavy plastic wrap shippers use to hold stuff together wrap the tire. Helps keep ozone at bay and the tire a bit cleaner if it's hang under the chassis somewhere. I don't get the hype about Michelin either. Plenty of well made reliable tires available at much less cost. Sometimes it seems if you're not rolling down the road on $500+ Michelin tires you're a biggest hazard on the high way.
Dale.Traveling 11/17/16 04:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fluid Change

Transmission - every 30,000 miles. Brakes - every 2 years. Coolant - 5 years or 100,000 which ever occurs first then every 3 years or 50,000 miles. Brake and transmission schedule as related Class A motorhomes is in the back of the Ford Scheduled Maintenance Guide listed under "Exceptions". Second to the last page in my 2006 guide. Same transmission (5R110W) so I would expect the interval is applicable to a 2011. We might have different brake boosters (Hyrdro Boost or Hydro Max) but my guide doesn't make a distinction so I would suspect it also applies. Owner's manual has the fluid type requirements. Stick with the same fluid type. While under the coach I would drain and refill the power steering fluid also. The rear axle is good for a few more years.
Dale.Traveling 11/15/16 07:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: replacing the sofa bed in living area motorhome

Not knowing how much room you have but I replaced a loveseat sized sofa bed with a recliner I got off Amazon. Without the back removed it fit thru the coach 24" door. Before http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/sweetbriarmanor/IMG_0016_zps1ypfttsc.jpg height=480 width=640 During http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/sweetbriarmanor/20161010_181832_zpstp334d6w.jpg height=480 width=640 After http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/sweetbriarmanor/20161010_184049_zps4jrridwv.jpg height=480 width=640
Dale.Traveling 11/15/16 07:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fuse bock with solenoid

Trying to find a direct original fit replacement is going to be difficult. I would try removing the cracked mounting plate while leaving the components connected as they are and find a sheet metal shop to have one made from stainless using the original as a template. Might cost a few dollars but it would probably out last the coach.
Dale.Traveling 11/14/16 04:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question about winterizing

Wow, I'm surprised they hold air over the winter. Impressive!Well I don't know how much pressure is remaining just that when I open a faucet in the spring and get a surge of air the system should be OK to refill. 40 psi is about what normal water pressure so it's not like I'm doing a 150 psi fire hose burst test.
Dale.Traveling 11/14/16 04:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question about winterizing

Being in southeastern Virginia my winters are pretty mild and a blow out has worked well for me. After draining and the blow out I'll close off the drain lines, replug the water heater and leave the entire potable water system pressurized with 40 psi of air. In the spring if the lines are still pressurized I know all the piping and such is fully intact and not leaking.
Dale.Traveling 11/13/16 05:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TPMS, name only!

TST 510 Coach and Toad
Dale.Traveling 11/08/16 04:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Delamination?

Yeah, I'm thinking what I would spend on repairs would make a nice down payment on a new M.H.Good choice. Sometimes you just need to walk away and let a coach head out to the RV graveyard.
Dale.Traveling 11/06/16 05:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: One more satellite question

When you turn your service off and on with Dish. If you turn service off for two weeks are you only charged for the 1/2 month you've used it? Dish has been giving us credit for the unused portion of the month, that is applied the next time we activate it. We use the tailgater portable, by the way. If they are that's a new one for me. As explained to me with the prepaid service once on its on if can't be turned off for the prepaid month. Might be different for those with a standard post paid contract.
Dale.Traveling 11/04/16 12:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gulf Stream For Sale - $18750

Even being 10 miles away, at least based on the listing location, I'm not wasting my time. See about two a week on the local site with prices that are too good to even consider. Pretty easy to pick a bogus listing out. Just wonder how many people actually fall for it. I could have a bit of fun if only I had a burner phone. Call and ask "Can I live in it for a few weeks with my wife, two kids, four dogs, a cat and a Vietnamese Pigmy Pig named Ham. Just want to check it out and see if it will fit out life style. I can't pay you anything right now. First of next month when the wife's disability check comes in I can give you some of want you're asking. I'm in between jobs at the moment so money is a little tight. We don't have much since the last motel we stayed kept most of our stuff. I've got a lawyer helping me to sue them for everything they own so I can pay you extra once our case is settled. Does it come with a full tank of gas? Promise I won't mess anything up."
Dale.Traveling 11/04/16 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: how in the heck to pick a used class A

It's a personal process with what might have work for some won't work for others. But since you asked - We started out as looking for out first RV by going to the Hershey Show here on the east coast. Talk about a head spinning, on your feet all day, gazillion models to look at. Hit a show in Atlantic City, Washington DC, Richmond, one in North Carolina and such over the winter. The shows gave us a fell for the various floor plans and allow us time to establish a list of likes, dislikes, wants and needs. We zeroed in on a primary floor plan and a back up we want and started looking at the used market. Since I had several specific models that fit the list the searching wasn't all that hard. After a few months of reviewing new listings as they appeared a coach with the floor plan we wanted in the year range that was acceptable, within our budget range and a day drive away showed up on a dealers lot. Did the 800 miles round trip twice and the third time drove the coach home with the car on a U-Haul dolly. The two trips to inspect and negotiate the sale were the last time we stayed in a hotel. What we were not prepared to do was exceed our budget. If you find the one but you can't get the price down then walk away. You can love a coach but it will never love you back. Inspecting is paramount regarding the condition of a coach. The dealer I was working allowed me just about unlimited access to the coach so I was in, on and under the coach for several hours checking everything. Even pulled an engine and transmission oil sample to get sent out to analysis (at my cost). Good luck and have fun. We used the weekend shows trips as a get out of town weekend. About what we do now but in the coach rather than a hotel. List the Fleetwood on Craig's List for a few thousand with the tag "As is, Where is, Cash Sale". Easier than working out a trade in and you might get a few more dollars selling it yourself.
Dale.Traveling 11/04/16 08:11am Class A Motorhomes
Gulf Stream For Sale - $18750

So what do you'll think? Make an offer of $16,500 and see where it goes? Norfolk Va Craig's Listing
Dale.Traveling 11/04/16 04:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for someone who has a 2010 32' WindSport

Averaging 8 MPG is going to be difficult to maintain. Not impossible but difficult. You need to keep the coach weight down as low as possible, don't tow a car and keep your speed down. I'm four years older and a foot shorter with a Hurricane and I'm averaging in the mid sevens. Can't say I've never bumped up against the top gear rev limiter, traveled as light as I could and never tower a 3600 pound car behind the coach.
Dale.Traveling 11/02/16 10:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing - Cargo - Fuel Type - Egads

As a general rule I think I'm looking for a wide gap between GVWR and GCWR?It's helpful but the wide gap you really need is between the empty weight and the GVWR. There should be a build sheet in the coach somewhere such as the back wall of a closet or cabinet that might have the as built weight. Not all manufactures include the number but look anyways. Considering your intended used as a semi-full timer I would give serious consideration for a late model diesel pusher that can burn fuel available on both sides of the boarder. There are full timers out and about getting by and enjoying life in tents, pop up trailers, P/U bed slide in campers or even small gas class C's but you need to be a minimalist to make it happen successfully. A 36-40' diesel brings a lot of options with both the chassis and house that will make long term or even part time living a bit easier and more comfortable.
Dale.Traveling 11/02/16 09:51am Class A Motorhomes
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