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RE: Bolt on wheel simulators and keeping them bolted on

Had the same thing happen to us. New tires, not tightened. We footed the bill though--after all we didn't check them--and the nuts that fit were hard to find and darned expensive. I also bought the T wrench to tighten them but even without locktite, we find that they stay tight on their own. Just have to be tightened when installed!
EMD360 08/17/14 09:39am Class C Motorhomes
California Sighting--cool old RV

Visiting my sister in California saw this cool old Ford Econoline RV. Anyone recognize it? Wish I could have seen the inside. http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/EMD360/CoolOldRV1_zps690c5f52.jpg width=600 http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/EMD360/CoolOldRV2_zps68b3a593.jpg width=600
EMD360 08/17/14 09:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: ladder stop for Winnebago Vist 02

Can you just remove the brackets and anchor the bottom instead? Or try industrial velcro on the ladder and the bunk edge. Industrial Velcro http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41c8nbN0KPL._SX425_.jpg width=200
EMD360 08/12/14 03:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Six new Michelins MS2

Yep, 64th next to the DQ. They were great--our original purchase in Arizona was from a Discount Tire. I got the Michelins because they were recommended here at the time. Seems like even with the recall, it was a good choice!
EMD360 08/12/14 03:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tow/Haul

Ours sometimes turns on accidentally and I usually turn it off again, unless climbing uphill when it does help smooth out the engine shifting. Might try it more now that some of you recommend it though.
EMD360 08/09/14 11:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Six new Michelins MS2

Does anyone know if Michelin will replace the tires if they have already been replaced? We just found out about the recall and had paid for new tires because the Michelins were cracked. They are in the recall. Did you say you still have the old tires? Then it seems you could take them in for replacements. If the tire store kept them, you might be able to get them to order the replacements too.
EMD360 08/09/14 11:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Installing MaxxAir vent cover - question

I installed two last month. Didn't think too much about it--used a drill bit I had on hand, the exact size as the directions called for and all the washers etc. they included in the package--for our unit it called for the bolts, not the screws, and it was a relatively simple job. I didn't run into any issues and our Itasca Spirit is getting up there. I also replaced the screen on one of the fans as well and found the whole assembly came apart relatively easily and even more important went back together too.
EMD360 08/09/14 11:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C overhead movement causing seal failure

First photo also seems to show a crack in the fiberglass underneath the overhead. Maybe you do have some soft wood in that overhang. You might be able to use a moisture meter in that area of the overhead to see if the wood has a high moisture content.
EMD360 07/14/14 10:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C overhead movement causing seal failure

The first photo seems to show the attachment to the cab and it looks tight. We have a 2003 Itasca and it has the same graphics. I think ours needs to have the front edges eternabonded too. My caulking job looks a lot like yours. It separates in the same places, although I never thought it was flexing. Maybe it is? I'm getting the same droop in the trim piece as in your photo. I did the rear edges from the roof to the bottom and all the roof seams but didn't get to the front edges so I just bought the stuff to do it. Will have to wait a month or two while other projects loom. I also replaced the trim screws with stainless. I have to buy more of those too. As these RV's age, stuff seems to just happen to tear them apart. The result of using them though and not from sitting at least.
EMD360 07/14/14 10:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Small RVs (<26') with bunk beds?

Normally not interested in retro, but haven't seen an RV with so much flexibility in a long time. Would that front end really lower gas mileage that much? First Class A I've seen that I would consider...
EMD360 07/12/14 10:41am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How to Make That Old RV Fiberglass Shine Like New

Concrete sealer works too? That's slick. :-)
EMD360 07/12/14 07:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tornado warning! Wind damage--new vent lids and covers

I put vent covers and new screens on the two vents that had been damaged in the high winds near Chicago. I bought Camco aeroflo's. The top is quite flexible and it seems that the hinge is not as sturdy as I would think it should be. They screw shut in back and the hinge is facing the front on the low side. The idea is that they can be opened to clean the vent screen from the top. Cannot see through the smoke cover and it makes the front overhang area darker in daylight. They do allow for the vents to be open during the rain and while underway which is nice. Amazing how discolored our white plastic surrounds are and the new screens replacing the old ones that had broken at the opening for the handle show quite a contrast in color inside the vent. Also got a whole new porch light from Amazon Prime for cheaper than just the lens by the time I paid for shipping. Maybe I'll change the light sometime but for now just replaced the lens. :-)
EMD360 07/11/14 04:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tornado warning! Wind damage--new vent lids and covers

Yeah, I'm looking at the aero flo covers. Went to Camping World and checked out what they have in stock. I like the smoke covers. Can you still see stars through these? I doubt it. I also noticed we lost the lens on the porch light but that might have been from road vibrations.
EMD360 07/04/14 02:05pm Class C Motorhomes
Tornado warning! Wind damage--new vent lids and covers

We sat out a tornado warning near Chicago in my brother's basement. First time I heard a tornado siren. Carried the precious grandkids downstairs in their sleep but only had high winds and heavy rain. Emerged in the morning to find the uncovered vent lids broken by the storm. One was already compromised so it blew completely off. The other broke the hold down and cracked up the center. I was disappointed that I couldn't find new style Jensen lids in unbreakable plastic. The vent that had a cover was fine. I'm going to order covers for the two new ones. We were lucky to have not been on the road during this weather. Yikes!
EMD360 07/04/14 09:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Why a small class C ?

Good reasons for a small Class C: 1. You have one! 2. In between an EXPENSIVE travel van and something larger. 3. All the "comforts" but in a smaller footprint. (Like a laptop instead of a desktop but larger than a netbook.) 4. Shorter overhang (usually)--makes more backcountry access possible. 5. Good for togetherness. Good reasons NOT to have a small C. 1. Too much togetherness. 2. Limited storage--limited clutter control. 3. Too much physical flexibility required. 4. No need for backcountry access. 5. You don't have one!
EMD360 07/04/14 09:01am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How long have you had your C?

I have been thinking about this too. We are just starting retirement for both of us. We bought an 03 in 09 and love it. Every time we go out I think how perfect it is for us. It is only 22 ft. but we can easily sleep 6 in it. It is easy to drive. But as it ages, maintenance gets more difficult. We had some rot when we bought it and fixed it and the eternabond I put on all the seams is getting ratty looking. The awning rotted at the top, my temporary fix worked for a few years but it is off now and fixing it is kind of a big project. I just replaced the water pump and we have put in other RV refinements, better faucets, etc. In 5 years we have put about 20,000 miles on it for a total of just over 40,000. We could be putting more on now that we have retired. Just returned from a wonderful cross country trip with two little grand kids. So how long will this RV last for us? What will go wrong and will we be able to keep up maintenance? Will the appliances start to die? They don't make anything like our model anymore. What would we replace it with? I am keeping a newer RV in mind but hesitant to spend a big chunk of our retirement savings on a luxury item. Not sure how our needs might change--could be we will lose flexibility for getting up to the top bunk. It is now 11 years old--How long CAN we reasonably expect to keep it?
EMD360 07/04/14 08:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Broken molding around kitchen sink

Yeah, the wood looks good. We don't have molding but had trouble with the laminate in the sink cutout coming off. I popped it all the way off and used contact cement to reglue it. Clamping it while drying was the most difficult part. I used clamps where I could and leaned weights where there was no place to clamp it. So far it seems to be holding.
EMD360 06/27/14 09:45pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ridiculously simple mods -- let's see 'em!

Added an expandable shower curtain rod in the middle of the shower for extra closet space. Covered the rod with pipe insulation (as already mentioned) to keep the hangers up.
EMD360 06/27/14 09:35pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: LED dome light upgrade won't stay in place

So they let go? Most of ours did in the AZ heat (despite cleaning with alcohol) so I just let them sit in the plastic covers. Some of the wires are pulling loose with travel. I didn't get the correct light bulb connectors with ours and had to glue them into broken bases of the old bulbs! Maybe it is time to re-look at this solution....
EMD360 06/27/14 09:18pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New to researching Rvs

Brands do make a difference. For an older model, a Winnebago/Itasca is great because the website has old brochures, wiring and plumbing diagrams to help you learn about the RV. Winnies also have the fiberglass roof. If you are only spending $5000 or so it will be more difficult to find one that is in usable condition. I agree that the 24' length is the way to go for 4 or 5 people. Look for one with an overhead, a couch and a dinette if possible. We are traveling right now with the grandkids and I love our length (22') but it is a little tight. We have had 2 couples and 2 kids in it though and as long as you are friendly it is doable. The dinette, the jack-knife couch and the overhead queen makes sleeping for that many possible even in just a 22' rig. NADA on ours used is around $15,000 to $18,000 mostly because it has about 40,000 miles. Everything in our works great but it is starting to look ragged on the outside. I have put Enternabond tape on the edges and roof to keep it from leaking and the tape is getting ragged looking. The decals are peeling etc. We are DIYers so we have made some upgrades and we take care of it because we love using it. It is very easy to drive being so short, we have never upgraded the shocks or any suspension. The Ford V 10 engine is very reliable after about 2000. I knew nothing about RV's when I started researching. I found looking at photos and floorplans on PPL and watching their selling prices helped. They don't have much in the 24' size now but the site is PPL Class C Motorhomes.
EMD360 06/26/14 07:57am Class C Motorhomes
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