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RE: Getting to Class A

Let me be the first one to Welcome you to RV.Net! Glad your here and you asked some really good questions. I just wanted to suggest to you what an "Old Boy" suggested to me when I first started RVing in 1976! Don't buy any coach smaller then 24 feet, pick out 3 RV's that you like, then narrow your search down thru : #1. Budget, make one that you can live comfortable with and stick to it no matter what. #2. Go with the RV that the floor plan best suits your needs. #3. Colors, engine, transmission etc. Happy Trails and have fun RVing.
J-Rooster 09/13/14 06:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Price range of coaches and quality

If I was going with a tag axle RV I would prefer Prevost or Marathon! J, a Marathon is built 'in' a Prevost chassis as Millennium, Liberty Coach and other converters. MM. Thanks for the info Mark! I didn't know! The OP also mentioned quality in RV's and the two coaches I mentioned have plenty of that!
J-Rooster 09/13/14 06:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dicor sealant to a vertical surface-- front and rear caps.

As said in the post above, Dicor makes a self leveling caulk for use on the roof seams. Dicor also makes a caulk which is non sagging and that can be used on vertical seams. Stop at any RV supply store and they will more than likely have an assortment of RV caulking suitable for vertical use. In fact I just purchased a tube of caulk yesterday for $11 and hope to use it later this week on vertical seams. I will probably remove the existing caulk, clean the seam and then apply the new stuff. Hope this info helps. X-2, I did my roof seams two years ago!
J-Rooster 09/13/14 06:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rodents!

I had a huge rodent problem in my 36' motorhome they caused a lot damage to my RV! They chewed the wiring harness to my genset over $1,000.00 to fix (my genset had to be completely removed from my RV to fix)! I've tried many things to rid them over the years. Bait traps did not work due to it constantly lures rodents to my RV via the smell of peanut butter or other food. I used Bounce Dryer Sheets a lot of people think there great on RV.Net, but the rodents where I'm at used the sheets for nesting material. I did have success with peppermint oil, but it was to much work going out every week and resoaking the cotton balls in every nook and cranny. I've had great success using 2 things #1. very coarse steel wool! I put the steel wool behind every drawer in the RV and every nook and cranny (runways) etc. #2. Then I went out and bought a Victor Pestchaser Pro it emits high frequency ultrasound that effectively repels rodents from large areas and will not harm humans or non rodent pets. The Pestchaser Pro looks like a small Boom Box and works 10 times better then those little ultrasound that a person plugs into a wall socket! I can honestly say that I never had a rodent inside my RV since! Steel Wool and the Petchaser Pro have been a great investment for me!
J-Rooster 09/13/14 06:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Price range of coaches and quality

If I was going with a tag axle RV I would prefer Prevost or Marathon!
J-Rooster 09/13/14 06:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you use RV Consumer Group for motorhome ratings?

No, my RV research brought me to Winnebago! They have been making RV's longer than any other RV manufactures, and there still in business so I figured they must make a outstanding product.
J-Rooster 09/13/14 06:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: On my own now

Lacy, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of the love of your life! I hope you continue to RV so you can enjoy yourself and what life offers to bring you in the future. Debbie and I send our Condolences to you and your family! GOD Bless, John
J-Rooster 09/13/14 01:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Full-Timing...what's your opinion...

Larry, Debbie and I tried it and it wasn't our cup of tea. We held onto our stick built house just in case and glad we did, it keeps going up in value and the RV down in value. We also missed family and friends. I'm not in the best health and under VA care and when were in Lake Havasu City, AZ. the VA Clinic in Havasu refuses to see me and tells me I have to go to the VA Hospital in Prescott, AZ. which is 3-1/2 hours away. At home in Port Orchard, Washington State I have a VA Clinic I can go to a Bremerton Clinic, and us vets now have permission to use Naval Hospital Bremerton.
J-Rooster 09/13/14 01:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blowout, bad and good luck

You are very lucky and blessed to come out the other side of this without damage to your m/h, yourselves or others. You seriously need to think about that. This blow-out could have ended with a horrific crash that could have taken out an entire family leaving a tragic mess behind for others to clean up and live with. Driving with 8 YEAR OLD TIRES just because they look good is irresponsible at best. Especially in a motorhome that outweighs most vehicles on the highway by TONS. Instead of thinking about "Gettin another year outa these old tires" think about the people you are endangering on the highway and the children you just might kill in a wreck you cause by having dangerous old tires. I'm sorry to be harsh here. This is a perfect example of people that put their wallet ahead of common sense and safety on the highways. And where are your facts and figures for the number of people killed and maimed over these blowouts of 8 year old properly cared for and inflated tires ? many tire sites such as Michelin quote 10 years. Please we have enough of these BS non factual posts without this one. He didn't have Michelin Tires...The OP said he had Goodyear (enough said about that). I didn't quote figures,, I said IF. Why take a chance on old tires? It's irresponsible, PERIOD. It's called SAFETY first, Wallet second. The OP also stated he had 48,000 miles on those Goodyear Tires. 8 year old tires on a beast of a motor home going 67 MPH is a disaster in the making. If the OP doesn't understand that then maybe he should hang up his keys before he kills someone. As of now we have no Idea as to what caused the blow out the tires being old I don't think so 48,000 miles not even close. So people come on an give their opinions about how safe an 8 year old tire is I will stand by my original statement before you belittle the OP state your facts not guesses and who made you the judge as to whether the OP should hand up his keys completely out of line . Just a newbie trying to increase his post count. I ran my first set of Michelin XRV tires 10 years having all the tires broken down off the rim and inspected every year starting with the 6th year of use. My tire guy inspected them and said I'm good to go! How is that irresponsible? Michelin's website never says that you can run a tire for 10 years! They do say if you have a tire that is 10 years old it should be replaced. I'm not referring to the OP, but I read an article on RV tires that said most blow outs on RV 's comes from inter sidewall damage going up and over curbs and running a RV up onto a wood or plastic planks or blocks and not having the complete underside of the tire on the planks or blocks. I see this practice at least once from a RV in every large RV Park that I visited. Lastly the magazine article said low tire pressure causes a lot of blowouts due to it causes high heat build up inside the tire.
J-Rooster 09/11/14 12:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Roadmaster Tow Bar

Wanting to buy a new Roadmaster tow bar. Where is the cheapest place you found to buy one? Thanks for all comments The cheapest place that I seen was at the big tent in Quartzsites, AZ. in mid Jan. Roadmaster has all there experts at that show! I bought mine from a welding shop in Tacoma WA. Great tow bar I'm going on my 15th year with mine!
J-Rooster 09/11/14 12:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Smart Car, Towable ?

Looking for a light car to tow 4 Down, any ideas ! Dave M Smart cars can be towed all 4 down! I've seen many of them being towed! Another small car that I see being towed all 4 down is the Honda Fit. My last tow vehicle was a Toyota Yaris being towed all 4 down, but it was a standard transmission. The DW didn't like driving a stick shift so I upgraded to a Honda CRV.
J-Rooster 09/10/14 02:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Am I reading/interpreting this correctly? Re:Tire Pressure

Tom, IMHO, I would experiment with tire pressures each time you go on a trip to find the right pressure that suits your needs. My recommended tire pressures on my RV were 85 psi rear and 90 psi front. I was experiencing rear tire squirm at those recommended psi. I experimented each time out and discovered that 100 psi worked best for me.
J-Rooster 09/10/14 02:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lions, tigers and mice

I do not use any bait traps in my coach due to it draws (thru smell) rodents into my coach! I had a very bad rodent problem at one time (that ate my wiring harness to me genset! $$$ to fix that!) I bought a Victor Pestchaser Pro Rodent Repeller. It looks similar to a boom box and works 10 times better then those small electronic devices that plug into your electrical outlet. I haven't had a rodent in my coach since I've been using this device! It is recommended for indoor uses only!
J-Rooster 09/10/14 01:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford v10 or gm 8.1 liter class A

I've owned both V-10, and GM, Chevy 496 CI, 8.1 Vortec in coaches that I owned. I liked both engines. The RV I currently own is equipped with the Big Block Chevy 8.1 and I really like it! IMHO either engine would be a good choice.
J-Rooster 09/10/14 01:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Motorhome Recommendations?

Narrow your RV search down to 3 coaches. Of these 3 coaches pick the floor plan that suits your needs the best. Then you go with colors and engine and transmission. Finances, set a figure to your future retirement income that you can comfortably afford and stick to it. Good Luck in whatever you choose.
J-Rooster 09/10/14 01:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blowout, bad and good luck

Any tire new or old can blowout! You did all the right things in a tough situation! I'm glad everything worked out for you to get safely off the road.
J-Rooster 09/10/14 01:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: North or South

Looking to revisit the Oregon coast again, Wife wants to do the south coast, I like the north, I really don't see much difference, temp is about the same in both, park rates about the same. But I have learned after 30 years of marriage , if DW happy I am happy, so thoughts anyone thanks I suggest that you stay away from anywhere on the Oregon Coast that has a harbor! My last trip to the Oregon Coast, fog horns kept me awake for most of the night.
J-Rooster 09/10/14 01:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires

I would drive your RV to a tire shop and have them change it out!
J-Rooster 09/09/14 12:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago rolls again?

In 2007, RV manufacturers shipped about 353,000 units to dealers. In 2009 that dropped to just 166,000 units, but in 2013 shipments had climbed back to 321,000 units, with 2014 on track to better that number. That certainly looks like a "resurgence" to me, despite current fuel prices. The younger generations appear to be buying towables in large numbers, and boomers are buying more motorized and larger 5'vers according to the sales indicators I've seen. RV parks/campgrounds are reporting longer stays as well, which may indicate one way RV'ers are mitigating higher fuel costs. I know we're doing longer stays with less travel to keep fuel costs down and take advantage of discounted longer term rates at parks.I agree with this post! What I'm seeing out West where I live is young couples buying RV's that the rear of the RV has a ramp type door and they unload there toys, motorcycles, quads, etc. and the Boomers are buying new or upgrading to new.
J-Rooster 09/09/14 12:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Self Driving Motorhomes

The only one driving my RV is me!
J-Rooster 09/09/14 12:28am Class A Motorhomes
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