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RE: Tire Rotation

Truck tire shop. You could call your roadside service provider and ask who they would send to your home if you had a flat tire in the driveway. Will give you a quick starting point in your local area. A truck tire shop might also have the heavy equipment to perform alignment and other chassis related service you might need down the road. Very beneficial to find the local service providers other than RV service centers for chassis related help. Save the RV places for strictly RV stuff that needs attention. Work with the strengths of potential service providers and what they do day in and day out. Simple general rule - above the floor RV service center, below the floor medium or heavy duty truck service center.
Dale.Traveling 01/30/16 05:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is a pickup truck / trailer combo really safer?

At highway speeds it really doesn't matter what your in, car, pick up, budget RV or a bus. Its going to be ugly and people are going to get hurt or worse. There are risks and hazards with everything we do every day. We each can decide for ourselves what our tolerance is and how we choose to limit exposure. Now stop worrying and go camping (well maybe after the snow melts). http://www.toledoblade.com/image/2011/03/13/800x_b1_cCM_z/NYC-BUS-ACCIDENT.jpghttps://localtvkstu.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/spanish-fork-fatal-new-5.jpg?w=770 http://flaglerlive.com/wp-content/uploads/i95crash.jpg
Dale.Traveling 01/22/16 02:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Auxillary power switch

Some convertors will charge both batteries by automatically closing the AUX Start solenoid if its functional. That could be the reason for both problems.
Dale.Traveling 01/19/16 03:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Core of Engineers camping

Sometimes its not the individual site length but narrow interior roads, sharp turns and limited room to either back into a site or pull out of. I you want to give it a shot do you home work beyond picking a park and camp site. Use the available satellite or birds eye aerial view of the camp ground. Check the interior roads, turns and such. Give the prospective camp ground a call. Many times the contact station and phones are manned by work-campers who will understand what you are asking. 90% of my outings are government facilities and even with my 30' home on wheels I check new park out as much as possible. A pull thru site is no guarantee either if your rig can't make the turn to avoid the drainage ditches, trees, site markers, boulders and such on both sides of the road.
Dale.Traveling 01/17/16 08:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 front spring bushings

Do you mean the bumper stop? Rubber block about the size and shape of a soda can attached to the frame rail directly above the axle? Not a difficult replacement if you have the ability to get up into the wheel well. The stops on my 2006 chassis are toast and replacement is on my winter maintenance list. For my chassis model and year FORD lists them at $35 a piece but I think I'll see if I can find something made of a better material that will last a bit longer.
Dale.Traveling 01/17/16 06:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Repair Club

I'm with Groucho Marcs when it comes to clubs, "I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member". Plenty of alternate resources available that are free.
Dale.Traveling 01/17/16 06:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to do when RV has been idle for more than a year

Back during my active duty days putting a vehicle to sleep for months or longer was part of the job. What to do when I got back to the real world depended on how the vehicle was put to sleep. If I left the battery connected it would probably be dead. Even a dash clock or other stuff that you would think are small loads will drag a battery down given enough time. Engine oil would be fine but I normally did a change prior to nap time. If not it was first on the list. Prior fuel treatment to limit degrading of the gasoline was a good thing to do but normally what was in the tank was still good enough to get me to a station to get some fresh fuel in the system. Tire air would be expected to be a bit low also. Transmission, power steering, antifreeze and brakes fluid would all be OK and I just kept the maintenance cycle going. If the time based change hit before mileage then the fluid got changed. Fuel injected engines were much easier to wake up than a carburetor. Usually need to crank the engine a bit to get the carburetor full of fuel before it would fire so a good battery was a must have. For the house side sanitize the water system, check the batteries and change the oil in the generator. The generator might take a bit to start and don't try running it until you have fresh fuel in the main tank. Let it run for a while with the breaker off (no load) before loading up the electrical side of it. Use electrical space heater(s) to load test it. Space heaters are good steady loads with a constant level of power demand for a generator exercise. Plus they are inexpensive and forgiving if the power tastes funny to them.
Dale.Traveling 01/15/16 04:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Izaberi auto consignment

Here's a newspaper article about one of their locations. http://victorychemicals.com/aspnet_client/system_web/4_0_30319/5/www.styleweekly.com/richmond/off-the-lot/Styile-week-izaberiauto-news-and-features-content-oid=2545451.htmWhy would a chemical company based in Mumbai India be hosting a Richmond Virginia weekly news supplement article? When you search out the real Style Weekly site and dig further to find the article there are differences, slight, but still different. Almost sound like they are inventing themselves. Something doesn't seem right. Google turned up some stuff but nothing was on the original posters sight. News stories on a server somewhere in the world but not the home organization site. They don'e seem to have thier own site or physical location, but I didn't search very deep or for long. Just too many questions and my concern level is a bit too high. Style Weekly Article
Dale.Traveling 01/14/16 11:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: peeling decals on my Tiffin Allegro Bus

I did the same as BB_TX. Started with a heat gun and mineral spirits. It worked but was a lot of efforts. Used the eraser wheel next and was finished in no time. I painted rather than having to rework decals again if I keep the coach long enough.
Dale.Traveling 01/14/16 10:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Atwood Gas water heater faulting

I would suspect if the furnace is working the regular at the propane tank should be OK. In with Old-Biscuit and the flame sensor needs attention. Its a safety device to shut the gas off after a preset time if it doesn't sense a flame.
Dale.Traveling 01/11/16 04:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Entry level have anything to do with quality?

Depends on what you look at. I've toured two builders facilities, Tiffin and Newmar. Tiffin had two lines and Newmar one at the time. Didn't matter what the model was they all came down the same line. You could have a rocks star coach following a budget model. Plumbing, electrical, appliances, sub floor, framing, and such were all the same source assembled by the same workers. The big differences was the builder produced wood products and the volume of bling. I like my budget entry level coach. As a weekender/summer vacation owner it does everything I want. Gets me to the camp ground, has hot and cold running water, heat and AC and a fridge to keep my beverages cool. The cabinets are light weight which gives me a bigger loading reserve for my stuff. The various system are simple, easy to fix and won't cost me an arm, leg and first born male child to replace if necessary. Now if I was full or even part timing I would want the extra bling, heavier wood work and all that other refinements that makes ruffing it a bit smoother.
Dale.Traveling 01/09/16 04:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice on buying a Georgetown 364TS

What is the tenth digit of the VIN? F=2015, G=2016. If G you should have the 6 speed. Only other way to tell would be to physically check the model number of the transmission. 6R140 for the six speed, 5R110 is the five. Personally I wouldn't worry about it. Either one will get you where you're going while the six speed will do it a few hundred RPM less. Plus you could say going with the mature power train could be better should there be something the design engineers missed.
Dale.Traveling 01/09/16 04:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice on buying a Georgetown 364TS

The coach will be built on a Ford chassis but the question concerning transmission will depend on the chassis year. Ford update the transmission to a 6 speed for 2016 but the soon to be your new coach could be built on a 2105 chassis which will have a 5 speed transmission. You can decode the chassis VIN which will state the power train configuration.
Dale.Traveling 01/09/16 01:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TV Problem

Is you neighbor with a compatible remote having fun?
Dale.Traveling 01/08/16 04:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What does 1/2 reading on LP Gauge mean

Next time you fill up watch the what happens. There's a gas bleed valve at the 80% level that will spit liquid propane when the liquid reaches the 80% point. Then check your gauge both on the tank and in the coach. You know the tank is physically filled to 80% so compare that to the various gauges. I'm pretty sure with my rig the mechanical gauge on the tank will indicate 80% but the electronic indicator inside will read 100%.
Dale.Traveling 01/08/16 04:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Preparing to spend next winter in California

Any chance of moving your date range backward about 3 or 4 months? Mid to late summer in the Sierra Nevada mountains and Northern California is where I would want to start. But not in a coach once the snows start. After you're had you're filled of high altitude rarified mountain air work your way west to the coast then south as the seasons change. Start at US395 west of Barstow and head north all the way to Oregon. Once you reach Lakeview Oregon turn west on Oregon state route 140 and pick up US US199 at Grants Pass which will bring you back into California at Crescent City. Head south on US101 all the way to LA if you choose. Research US101 in California a bit. There are sections that have length restrictions. Also plan your stops as much as possible. You could run up against coach lenght problems at some camp grounds. Have fun and good luck.
Dale.Traveling 01/08/16 09:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are you satisfied (repair cost wise) with your MH?

All the postings to the thread have been spot on. Myself, I very satisfied with my coach. I enjoy both the time on the road and the weekends not camping that I spend either making it better or ensuring the overall reliability of the systems. I actually look forward to winters since I usually have some grand plan to add or improve something to the coach. Gives me something to do rather than just planning the upcoming camping season adventures. I always try and soften my responses when I do reply to pre-ownership questions but potential owners need to know what owning a rig is going to require of them and if neglected will result in what could have been someone's pride and joy that is now destine to the RV grave yard. A coach of any type or age must have regular care and feeding. Ownership is going to be a pocket drain. No way around it but if an owner stays on top of preventative maintenance then the cost of corrective might not be the expenses that never gets paid. An owner can mitigate the cost thru education, research and thinking outside the box. But if an they are fully dependant on the local RV service center the drain can be dramatic. I've had plenty of minor problems that I feel are just part of the ownership experience. Flat tires, bad solenoids, engine problems, toilet flush valve breaking (multiple times), roof leaks (several), door step gear box failure, generator starter failure and so on. But I'm very fortunate in that I don't fear tearing into something to figure out what the problem is then finding a solution. Having the physical mobility to crawl under the coach or go up on the roof helps. There resources are out there but knowing where to look or even what to enter for as a search parameters on a forum can be a bit overwhelming to the experienced owner but the novice shape tree RV owner is going to need help even if they are a space shuttle mechanic. We all have read the laundry list of problems new owners have posted along with the long delays waiting on repairs. An owner really needs to have some basic skills or they will forever be at the mercy of the service center. Running a bead of sealant doesn't take much expertise but we all know how fast a water leak will destroy even a rock star coach. Then there are the postings concerning fairly new rigs that end up in offsite outdoor storage for months, never touched or checked, that now has extensive water damage due to one small roof leak and owners asking what went wrong. Tires failing after a few seasons but the last person to check the air pressure was back at the factory. 10 year old low mileage rigs for sale in what appears to be excellent condition but the generator has 10 hours on, original engine oil since the mileage never got high to warrant a change and tires the chassis builder installed. Then the postings by a potential owner with a $10K budget (and nothing more), never camped a day in their life but wants to take the family on a coast to coast adventure in a month that is looking for a rig. I'm sure it can be done but the risks are pretty high and there are some very empty parts of this country where a break down won't make life enjoyable.
Dale.Traveling 01/08/16 09:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generac Generator Repair/Replacement

Is it possible to find someone local to rewind the stator? My son in law rewinds alternators, stators & generators for a living. Might ask at a NAPA or other auto parts store for a name. Just a suggestion I was thinking the same thing. You've done the hard part and figured out what's wrong now comes step 2 and finding a rewind shop. Rewinds are not difficult and cost effective.
Dale.Traveling 01/07/16 05:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago support issue

From the Winnebago website (for a new 2016 anyway): Winnebago Industries’ motorhome warranty coverage is second to none: 12-month/15,000-mile basic limited warranty 36-month/36,000-mile limited warranty on structure Standard 10-year limited parts-and-labor fiberglass roof warranty The Basic Warranty is transferable to new owners if you sell your motorhome during the warranty period. Thanks for the back up Tim. I was thinking this might be under the "structure" side of the possible warranty but if the OP never registered as the second owner I'm not sure there are any options available. Warranty items can be difficult but the own must follower the builders requirements. Transmission falls out while going down the road and you have no receipts for recommended/required maintenance, well you're between a rock and a hard place regarding a claim.
Dale.Traveling 01/05/16 08:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Monitors

Another Truck Systems Technologies 510 system user. Over winter I remove the sensors to save battery power. Come spring air the tire up as necessary, install the sensors and pretty much I'm go for the camping season. If I need to remove the sensors to add air there's a tire problem or I moved some where with very different temperatures. Dash receiver hears all six coach wheels and the four on the toad without the need for a repeater (32' coach).
Dale.Traveling 01/05/16 08:29pm Class A Motorhomes
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