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RE: Thoughts on Used Class A Drive Train and Chassis

We have an 03 35' Winnebago and don't really have an issue with wind noise. Having said that, wind noise has nothing to do with the chassis. Ours is the Workhorse, W22 with 22.5" tires. Good chassis, it needs new shocks but still handles well.
Hank MI 02/15/17 06:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing decal stripe

Might also try a marine store. They use a lot of vinyl on boats.
Hank MI 02/13/17 06:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need 2002 Bounder/Workhorse advice

Workhorse purchased the chassis business from GM and did continue building the P32 chassis. The W series chassis is a whole different thing. We had a Bounder on the P32 chassis and now a Winnebago on the W22 chassis. It's a good chassis and parts are available when needed. I would think your neighbor should have the paperwork on the recall if it was done. If not there is a Workhorse sub-forum on another site. A user there can run the VIN to see if there are any outstanding recalls on the chassis. BTW Workhorse was purchased by Navistar.
Hank MI 02/11/17 07:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any recommendations campgrounds SD???

Another vote for Rafter J Bar. We stayed there last summer.
Hank MI 02/08/17 06:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Water Heater Element

NOT ON YOUR MODEL. That is the operative statement. YOUR model has the OLD style rear system. The OP may have the NEW style system with the Tstat and ECO on the ourside, which controls BOTH LP and 120 operation. NOT in the back. You still have to access the back to replace the element. We really need the OP to respond with their Model number. They may have an old style as 2003/2005 was when Atwood changed. Doug Well I guess my statement was no more correct nor incorrect then yours since it depends on which model they have. As the MH is an 03 like ours it may have the manual reset ECO. In any case if the unit was overheating due to a failed thermostat the ECO should cut power and prevent the element from overheating.
Hank MI 02/08/17 06:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water Heater Element

The ECO has no manual reset. It will reset once the tank temp drops. Doug Not on our Atwood heater, I had to access the back of it and manually reset 2 days ago. It had been tripped for about a week. Check the Atwood service docs, they describe resetting the electric ECO. The gas ECO has no manual reset.
Hank MI 02/07/17 06:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water Heater Element

I would like to thank everyone for all of your reply's. Hanko I agree with the crappy Mexican or Chinese parts but I would think we might get lucky an get a decent one somewhere along the line. I am going to check thermostat but it seems to work fine on gas and I agree with cdl2 about the relief valve Atwood heaters have an ECO, thermal cutoff, for both the propane and electric side. If the temp gets too high on electric the electric ECO will open and cut voltage to the element. Once tripped, like a circuit breaker, it has to be manually reset. If the thermostat fails the ECO will open. So I don't think your thermostat is the problem since you haven't said anything about the ECO. This assumes no one has bypassed it.
Hank MI 02/05/17 03:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camping in known bear areas

We cooked on a grill there last summer. No problems, just make sure to put it away when done. I was disappointed, we didn't see one grizzly while in Yellowstone.
Hank MI 01/27/17 08:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Anti-Sway Bar Bushing

Thanks to all! How did you manage to snap the bolts? Were they corroded or just low quality. Either way, I'm getting new high tensile strength bolts then. NAPA is just around the corner. Thanks again guys!!! Yup, just rusted to heck.
Hank MI 01/27/17 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anti-Sway Bar Bushing

I replaced front and rear bushings on our previous MH. Ordered poly bushings online and did the job in the driveway. Not hard but I snapped a couple of the bolts on the rear and had to get new ones. Not a big deal, they're not special bolts.
Hank MI 01/26/17 04:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2 week road trip from MI - What to see - what to skip

A visit to Devils Tower is worth it but would take at least a half a day. If it's of interest then do it. Don't know if he's pulling a toad or not. If so, after waiting to get into the park, he has to drop the RV and drive the toad the rest of the way up. Then go back and get the RV. We did enjoy our visit there. Just trying to streamline his trip so he has plenty of time to see Yellowstone and the Tetons.
Hank MI 01/26/17 07:20am Roads and Routes
RE: 2 week road trip from MI - What to see - what to skip

Well, I asked for advice and I got it.:) I'm viewing this as our one shot to see it all and maybe that shouldn't be our end goal. Leaning towards Black Hills on the way west, Yellowstone / Grand Teton as our primary destination. Possibly drop down with a scenic route through CO on the return. You can spend a week just in the Black Hills and area. So hit the high lights. Mt Rushmore, maybe Custer State Park, it's right there. Skip Devil's Tower, too far out of the way for your time limits. Then head to Yellowstone. You can spend a week there too. The Grand Tetons are beautiful, maybe take a drive south out of Yellowstone, the Tetons are pretty much right there. Use a trip planner and figure out mileage. So you know how far you'll travel each day. Then you figure out what you want to see when not driving from place to place. Forget about this one shot to see it all. This country is huge and there is just too much to see. Pick what you want to see given your time limit for this trip. Then maybe plan you next one.
Hank MI 01/25/17 05:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: WH brake recall

Well there is a Workhorse forum on another RV forum. User name 'Driver' can run your vin and tell you what recalls have been handled.
Hank MI 01/25/17 04:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2 week road trip from MI - What to see - what to skip

Can't see you doing Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon in one trip. Unless you want to drive non-stop and not see anything. You're looking a days of driving just to get to one or the other then the same to return. Now if you plan on driving around the clock to get there well maybe. I probably don't drive as many miles a day as you will but last summer we drove from MI to the Black Hills. Then to Yellowstone and back home. A little over 3 weeks and we could have used more time. We saw a lot but there were things we didn't see. Honestly, as everyone else said, pick one or the other. There's enough to see and do and you won't have to spend the whole time driving. Try to cram in too much and it's no longer a vacation. It becomes a chore, rushing from one place to the other with no time to enjoy any of it.
Hank MI 01/25/17 07:15am Roads and Routes
RE: Maxx Air vent fan (UPDATED WITH NEW INFO)

Ours doesn't have a temp control so it's a little different. If the knob is pushed in, AUTO, turn on wall switch. Lid opens, fan starts. Speed is controlled by the switch on the fan. Turn off wall switch, lid closes, fan shuts off. That's pretty straight forward. Now if you want to you can pull the knob and open the lid by hand. Maybe you only want it open a little, you can do that by hand but not in auto mode. If you just want vent open and no fan turn the speed switch to off.
Hank MI 01/25/17 06:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toll $ in florida pulling auto transport trailer w/ prius

41, Tamiami Trail is 2 lanes, 1 each way for quite a ways. Running through Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. It's not a bad road but it's not a freeway. At night, forget it. No lights and reduced speed limit due to wildlife, panthers, on the road. There are sensors along the road that detect when wildlife is on the road. Signs flash to warn drivers and the speed limit is reduced. As I said, not a bad road but don't know if you want to cross the state in a motorhome, pulling a trailer on it and definitely not at night. I-75 across is a better option.
Hank MI 01/23/17 04:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Glass to metal seal on window

Many RV windows use a rubber seal between the glass and metal. A U shaped piece that fits over the glass then pressed, fit into a channel in the metal frame. You can try to find a new seal or use a silicone sealer. If you use silicone tape the area with painters tape both sides of where you're going to apply the silicon. Spread a bead of silicone then with latex or similar gloves run a finger over the silicon to smooth it. Peel off the tape before the silicone starts to cure. It will leave a nice smooth seal that will be hardly visible. I've used this technique in various places, in the home and on the MH and it works well.
Hank MI 01/23/17 07:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Toll $ in florida pulling auto transport trailer w/ prius

You pay for the motorhome and the trailer. Most toll plazas are Sunpass or toll by plate, they send you a bill in the mail. There is an additional fee for toll by plate. You can go to the Sunpass website. Enter the vehicle and trailer info then map your route. It will show the tolls for your route. Not sure if Ezpass is recognized in Fl but that should also be on the Sunpass site.
Hank MI 01/22/17 04:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which browser to use

Used Firefox for years but it's been hanging and running slow lately. Tried Edge and it's been much faster and no hangs. Haven't tried Chrome in a few years, maybe I should.
Hank MI 01/21/17 03:51pm Technology Corner
RE: New to dinghy TOAD towing

When towing for an extended period of time, start the vehicle as often as possible and allow it to run for five minutes to prevent battery drain. Well that depends on a lot of variables. I tow an 07 Malibu, lights are hooked up through a diode block. Pull the fuse the owners manual says to, actually I installed a switch, and there is no battery drain. Well no more than if it were sitting in the driveway so there is no need to start it. If you have a brake system that runs off the toad battery that can drain the battery but you should hookup a charge line from the MH in that case. BTW: 5 minutes of run time will do little to nothing in the way of charging the battery. For those vehicles that require starting and running the engine after a couple of hours or so is not to charge the battery (altho that helps).....I think it is more to lubricate the transmission. Ron You are correct, some do need to be started to lube the trans. If it were to charge the battery, I really doubt 5 minutes will do much to the battery except add a little surface charge. As mentioned, you need to read the owners manual.
Hank MI 01/21/17 03:44pm Dinghy Towing
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