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RE: Michelin sidewall cracking . Need advice

hershey, A lot of the "why some crack and some don't" is the "care and feeding" they receive. All these are good for the tires and materially reduce side wall cracking and other signs of deterioration: Driving the coach-- sitting for months without moving is hard on tires-- the emoluments that protect the tire migrate to the surface when the tires heats up while driving. Storing out of the sun-- indoors, under cover, or with white tire covers if outdoors. Maintain correct tire pressure. I have seen 2 year old tires badly cracked-- coach sat unmoved in outdoors with the tires uncovered in Phoenix, AZ. Our tires are 7 years old and zero cracks, but if we are parked for more than 2 nights, I put on white tire covers. And, again to to OP, what is the tire age from the DOT number? This is a excellent hard hitting post Brett! Well done! I've done everything that was suggested on the Michelin Tire Care part of there website (Tire are to expensive to be ignored) IMHO! My tires lasted 10 years before they started to crack! I drove home on those Michelin tires, then got them replaced with the same tires XRV's. Michelins website has a post on cracked tires and, Yes you can drive with cracks on your tires if they fall within a certain range of cracking according to Michelins website.
J-Rooster 04/18/14 11:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Basment air

one time every year the coils should be inspected and cleaned if needed. the condensate pan should be flushed with clean water. all elecrtical connections should be checked for tightness check the fan blades for cracks or loose rivits. clean them if needed there are some steel parts that if showing signs of rust should be wire brushed and touched up with rustolium paint I'm not sure there is a condensate pan on a basement air----condensate water just falls on the ground. X-2 this is how mine works!
J-Rooster 04/18/14 11:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A toad caught on fire

I would suspect a tire problem as the cause! You really have to watch your rear cameras when traveling.
J-Rooster 04/18/14 11:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Gas Chassis Choices

Having owned both workhorse and now a ford chassis on tiffin motorhomes I would say they are similar. Workhorse was quieter and allison trans shifted smoother on acceleration. Pick up from a dead stop was also better under load. At highway speeds ford tends to drift and porpoise less and has good pickup on the highway. X-2, I've owned both and I agree with this post!
J-Rooster 04/18/14 10:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What manufacturer do I purchase?

Pick the coach with the floor plan that fits your needs. I went with Winnebago! I'm on my 3rd coach since 1976. Winnebago has a history of building great coaches, they have been building RV's longer than any other manufactor, make almost all of there own parts and there financially sound. I'm not telling you to buy a Winnebago, just giving you more info to make a sound choice. Good Luck in whatever you buy!
J-Rooster 04/16/14 01:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Staying in parking lots??

We are new to RV'ing and will be headed to CT at the end of May. While traveling to your destination, how common is it to pull over in a Walmart parking lot or truck stop to sleep instead of paying to stay at a campground? Any advice is greatly appreciated! We stay in them very rarely! We prefer a safer place (RV Park) with shore power, water and sewer.
J-Rooster 04/16/14 12:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spare tire class A motorhome

Winnebago told me they don't provide spare tires because of the large amount of back injuries caused by the handling those heavy tires.
J-Rooster 04/16/14 12:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toad 2015 Honda Fit

Actually, that information has not been released (I have been working with the staff guy at FMCA to get the final Honda ruling). With tomorrow being the release date for introducing the vehicle, I suspect a copy of the owners manual will be available for viewing VERY shortly. If you see one, would love to have a copy of that page (at least the official owners manual is what I would view as the proper source-- not some salesman's answer). It is possible that the manual transmission may be towable, while the CVT may not be-- just my guess. But, the Honda legal department may have other ideas. Thanks Brett, I'll be watching when Honda releases that info. May have to buy a 2014?
J-Rooster 04/14/14 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Insurance Coverage in Canada ?

We have a policy with Geico we called our insurance agent and he told us were good to go just have proof of insurance, title and all pet records up to date. And no firearms!
J-Rooster 04/14/14 02:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water in basement

Some freshwater tanks have an overflow valve (pressure release) up on top of the tanks if the tank is in danger of overfilling. My Winnebago has a valve like this but the water is designed to leak out of the basement. If you have a indoor/outdoor carpet in your basement flooring just wash them as usual. If you have a wet vac use that also. To get wet and smell out leave all compartment doors open and use a fan!
J-Rooster 04/14/14 01:58pm Class A Motorhomes
Toad 2015 Honda Fit

Our next Tow Vehicle is going to be a Honda Fit! The DW was reading an article to me off the internet that was saying the 2015 Honda Fit cannot be towed all 4 down? Has anyone on RV.Net heard of this or anything different?
J-Rooster 04/14/14 01:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chowchilla CA Truck Weigh Station??

Super Cub, your getting the right info so far! But I'll take this a little further,sometimes they are also used for tracking if a vehicle trips a transponder at one weigh station and trips the transponder at a second weigh station there is a speed formula they use to see if you were speeding. If the weigh station is open your called in, if not you receive your citation in the mail. Also in Washington State there is two metal arms one is for the transponder and the other is a camera. Also one time I was returning to Seattle, WA. from Bellingham, WA. in my semi and I took a back road off I-5 to Algier, WA. (there was this store that sells great fried chicken) after stopping for my snack I continued down this road for about 10 miles and I had the Washington State Patrol waiting for me. I tripped some type of alarm that they had set up at 11' in height (laser beam) and it turned on a camera at the weigh station on I-5 and the WSP assumed that I was running the I-5 scales! You should have seen there faces when they had me open the back door of the trailer and nothing was in the there! But they did go thru all my papers, health card etc. trying to find something wrong! Big Brother is watching!
J-Rooster 04/13/14 02:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rodent in the RV.... ACK!!!

I had a squirell get into my genset many years ago and chew up the wiring harness. I don't like using bait traps because it attracts rodents to your coach. But I do use them once I know there inside. Now I use electronic sound devices (at least 2 of them) and, I took one day off bought a lot of course steel wool pulled out every drawer in the coach and anywhere else where I could get to a runway or cubby hole and stuffed it with very coarse steel wool! I haven't had a problem since. Good Luck to you and sorry to hear about your problem!
J-Rooster 04/13/14 01:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Seattle WA

KOA in Kent is tight but nice, location is perfect - they do have weekly rate - call them not on their web site - we have stayed there 2 1/2 months on and off over a 5 month period very recently X-2, Just off I-5, not far from Rapid Transit Station that takes you to Downtown (Plenty of parking at the RTS). A bus stops at the KOA which will take you to the RTS if you don't want to drive. Karen Rosier is the KOA Kent Mgr.
J-Rooster 04/11/14 03:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Haines

I agree on using the Alaska Marine Hwy. especially the M.V. Columbia or M.V. Matanuska!
J-Rooster 04/11/14 03:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trucks or Buses Left Lane Only. Does that mean me?

IMHO you were O.K.
J-Rooster 04/11/14 03:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Homemade Jack Stands

A railroad tie cut in half, then use your chainsaw to cut a wedge to drive up on! It will easily hold the weight of a motorhome front end.
J-Rooster 04/11/14 03:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Re-Winterize?

Heating your coach like you explained will work just fine! I got back from AZ. recently and I forgot to turn my heaters one night and it got down to 25* and everything was O.K. The weatherman said it was going to be in the mid 30's.
J-Rooster 04/11/14 03:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shurflo Water Pump

My water pump went bad, it was a Shurflo about 15 years old. I must say that I had to replace, but the service at Shurflo was excellent, tech support from Andrew was really great, and I had to let everyone know that they stand behind their product. Arnold Good Report about Shurflo!
J-Rooster 04/10/14 03:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Differential lube

Check your owners manual under Maintenance Schedules!
J-Rooster 04/10/14 03:47am Class A Motorhomes
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