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RE: Rust-oleum paint roll on rv

I rattle can repainted the sun stroked black graphics with Rust-oleum. Lasted two years before the color started fading and changing color tone. Repainted again this spring with real automotive paint. Paint was $125 and the sprayer was $50. Roller paint, well hope you like the coach. http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/sweetbriarmanor/20140920_160112_zps0ptaak5i.jpg
Dale.Traveling 08/22/16 08:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Short Queen Mattress

Found mine on Amazon. Very comfortable and much better the Elkhart Blue Bed of Nails that came with the coach. Was compressed and rolled into a 12" or so tube for shipping. Don't cut the straps until you have it in the coach on the bed. Takes a few minutes to reform. Amazon Short Queen
Dale.Traveling 08/22/16 05:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 86 outside - 82 inside - AC running all day?

Definitely not right. One A/C should have at least held the temp steady two should have cooled the coach down. Check the temperature difference between the air entering the units and what is being chilled. There are a few variables but I would expect to see maybe a 10 degree difference. With the normally high humidity of the mid Atlantic coast you should have an almost constant draining from the units. I was up the road in Va Beach this weekend and two 13.5 roof units kept my 32' comfortable all weekend.
Dale.Traveling 08/22/16 05:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need Help Choosing a Class A - Does This Model Exist?

Bath and a half along with bunk beds will be a show stopper. Closest I found is a Hurricane/Windsport 34J. Bunk beds, exterior kitchen, exterior TV. Also has the full size bed on a lift over the driver's seat and a sleeper sofa. Sleeps 8 adults. Hurricane Class A
Dale.Traveling 08/21/16 02:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carrying Portable Waste Tank

Another vote for small, 15 gal or so, tank. I have a hanger for lawn chairs on the coach ladder that will also hold a tank along with a ratchet strap but most of the time I put in the toad.
Dale.Traveling 08/13/16 08:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: HELP (Where do you stay in Pittsburgh area)!

South western PA isn't much on camp grounds. If you're willing to boon dock and live off the coach generator and tanks your options will open up. Lots of churches, fraternal organization and such that will allow you to do a weekend for free or a small donation. Mom lives in the southern suburbs of Pittsburgh and not much available inside of 50 miles from the Golden Triangle. My coach fits down the drive with about an inch to spare between the house and my side view mirror.
Dale.Traveling 08/11/16 08:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Truck Camper as towed?

That's a pretty cool slide in set up and at a bit under 900 pounds an F150 will hardly know it's there.
Dale.Traveling 08/09/16 07:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I was threatened today!

As mentioned the IRS never calls. Letters sent can be used in legal proceedings. My one problem, x-wife not telling me about income, with them they sent registered letters that I had to sign for at the post office. Proof positive I was informed about my errors. They never called.
Dale.Traveling 08/09/16 04:29am Around the Campfire
RE: Credit Card security at gas pumps

As mentioned I also have a card that I only use for fuel. Never a debit card. If my account is comprised a simple phone call and I am not responsible for the charges. I also check my accounts often rather than waiting for an account statement even though I might have a statement cycle or two to dispute a charge.
Dale.Traveling 08/05/16 05:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow capacity

Regarding my tow capacity, it has been suggested that I can modify the hitch either by Camping World or buy a U-Haul dealer. This particular coach is a diesel pusher. What are you thoughts on the modification of the hitch. The hitch won't be the problem, overhauling the transmission will. You'll probably eat torque convertors lock up clutch material, first and second gear clutch packs and generally overheating the transmission pulling that much weight. As the clutches wear out due to excessive slipping they will flood the transmission with friction material also.
Dale.Traveling 08/03/16 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: tire and wheel extended warranties

Keep the extended warranty on the tires as long as it covers road hazards such as picking up a nail or running over something that kills the tire. Most, but not all, tire manufactures will only provide a detect warranty. You hit something so sad, too bad.
Dale.Traveling 08/03/16 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow capacity

You'll need to do a bit of home work to ensure the coach you acquire can safety perform what you are demanding. Towing a full size pickup with a heavy bike in the bed pretty much pushes you into diesel territory. Search for a coach with an Allison 30000 transmission then check available combined weight capacity. The weight sticker on the hitch is no guarantee a coach can actually tow that much. You have to run the weight numbers.
Dale.Traveling 08/03/16 04:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Running Both Air Conditioners On 30 Amp System

I can be done but not in all situations. I have a 50 amp coach but both A/C's, with the second being a prior owner install, are 13.5 BTU capacity and will consume about 1300 watts or just under 11 amps when operating. When I'm on 30 amps with both going the fridge and water heater go on gas and no microwave, hot plates hair dryers and such if both A/C's are on. I'm effectively doing manually what an EMS does automatically. I have volt and amp meters so I can manage my AC and DC power usage along with hard start capacitors on both A/C's to help reduce start current surge. So far no problems. It also helps to have a simple coach. The only lock out is the slides can not be extended unless the emergency brake is on. No limits regarding electrical loading. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V3LlsSVlTDE/V6EBl_PUZ1I/AAAAAAAAbdI/7L1_WLpF84sWEuLHvI9eAbAr8sj9T7uAQCCo/s640/20160802_162212.jpg
Dale.Traveling 08/02/16 02:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford EFI V10- any issues?

2006 production with 56,000 miles. Only issue so far was one of the magnets came off from the throttle servo motor 3 miles from home. JB Weld back into place. Easy fix. Just got back from our summer vacation which took us thru West Virginia on I64. Lots of hills with no problems up or down. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sSnW_nDSkk0/VB7vs_vcVBI/AAAAAAAAXc0/H49eHdboJnI6hGeYHNxsIBAr1p_I3uN0wCCo/s640/DSC00488.JPG
Dale.Traveling 08/02/16 01:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: finally made a decision and pulled the trigger on a coach

Darn, someone got the coach I had my eye on. Snooze you loose. All kidding aside the smaller Phaeton has always appealed to me. Same engine, transmission and weight capacity as the bigger brother 40' version just a few feet shorter and a bit lighter rolling weight. Double check the time line regarding changing the transmission oil. Could be based on time and/or mileage which ever happens first. Have fun and enjoy your travels.
Dale.Traveling 08/02/16 06:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel engine failure?

I think it comes down to economics. Cost of the rebuild verses the value of the coach. I currently own a 10 year old gas rig with a V10. If the engine blew tomorrow it would probably be a hard sell to front the cost of a rebuild considering how much the coach is worth. Change the coach to a 10 year old diesel and I might be more inclined to take on the cost. Then again as a shade tree mechanic would be an interesting project to do a V10 overhaul in the driveway.
Dale.Traveling 08/01/16 02:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 Pace Arrow Backup Camera

I replaced everything for my camera system. Wasn't difficult but can be tricky. My advantage was the camera wasn't enclosed and the rear cap is pretty much open between the interior and exterior walls. Not sure how you're going to get the enclosure open. Drill out the rivets? To get the power and video wires up to the camera I used a snake to pull them to various points by removing the a tail light, upper corner height light and to the camera. The hardest part was feeding the snake from the 1" camera hole to the 1" height light hole. Under the coach I followed the tail light wires forward along the chassis frame to a hole in the firewall that was behind the dash to connect to the monitor and a 12VDC power source. A two camera system is pretty easy and low cost while a four camera system, in particular the two side cameras and a multiple input monitor, would be very hard on my budget. I only run one camera and have about a four foot blind spot directly behind the coach but I can see down the road behind me very well. When backing up to an object once if leaves the view of the camera I know I only have a few more feet to work with but usually stop at that point.
Dale.Traveling 07/31/16 06:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What do you use as a stop here marker?

Paint a sideway 'T' on the driveway where you want the driver's side front tire to be once parked. Drive up, look down and place the tire to line up with the 'T'. Low cost and simple.
Dale.Traveling 07/29/16 05:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Tires

Compare the load range of the dealer recommended tire to the front and rear axle maximum weight rating. You want to match the tires to the axles. Would load range G be a better option? Also is the dealer up selling a more expensive tire which you don't necessarily need?
Dale.Traveling 07/29/16 05:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Proper Shifting to Reduce Engine Temperature

Bottom line: It takes XX HP to climb a grade. If you generate that HP at 2000 RPM instead of 1600 RPM, the FAN and WATER PUMP are turning 400 TIMES A MINUTE FASTER. Works the same for a gas coach also. Down shift and get the RPM up. It's not a race to the top and if it is you're using the wrong vehicle to win the race.
Dale.Traveling 07/27/16 05:53pm Class A Motorhomes
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