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RE: Winter in Colorado

You'll probably wish you had the Aqua Hot in that Journey, but your furnace will do fine. Just be prepared to make a few propane runs or get someone to fill you. I'm thinking at least every 5 days, maybe 4. Mine is a 28 gal and with 2 furnaces it can chug it down pretty fast just in the early spring when they only have to run at night.
Mile High 07/11/16 06:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rv Awning Led Strip Lights project

To each their own, but I walked through the campground the other day and y'all look funny under that bright white light under the awning, almost like the tint under a black light. Nothing looks natural. I'm all for the LED nose art, but that white light ain't for me.
Mile High 07/11/16 06:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Comfort zc zone 2 heat gone

I would try to program the thermostat first. Turn the thermostat off. Hold down the up and down button together for about 5 seconds until words are on the screen. Go to zone 1. Mode through the different settings for the Zone. Switch to Zone 2 and mode through the different setting options. Switch to zone 3 and mode to correct setting. Once all three zones are set turn the switch to heat or cool and then back off. This will exit programming mode and save your settings. I believe Coleman asks you to remove the tstat cover for this procedure, but I do not recall having to do that for any of them I have run into. That did the trick, Perfect! Thank You! I actually was able to program zone 3 for a heat pump, which I didn't have before. not sure if it has a heat pump, but that would be cool if it did!
Mile High 07/05/16 09:59am Tech Issues
RV Comfort zc zone 2 heat gone

I have a RV Comfort.zc 8330B331 3 zone thermostat. 3 ACs, Zone 1 and 2 are heatpumps, Zone 1 and 2 are separate gas furnaces. I've lost Zone 2 electric and gas furnace (nothing shows except the zone number and temp), but I still have Zone 2 AC. I tried the fuse pull for 15 minutes and restart, but did not fix it. Any thoughts? - if I lost both AC and heat pump I would understand the AC being a problem, but its weird to still have AC, but no heat pump or furnace.
Mile High 07/02/16 10:56am Tech Issues
RE: 1978 Chevy 30 motorhome

Chevrolet's first "big block," the W-series truck engine, was originally as small as 348 (grew to 409 and the Z-11 427) but that won't be in a 1978, GM stopped using it when Chevrolet introduced the Mark IV (366, 396, 402, 427, 454, 502, 572) in 1966. So the 350 is a version of the original small-block V8 (262, 265, 267, 283, 302, 305, 307, 327, 350, 400 working with combinations of six different cylinder bores and five stroke lengths). Most likely it is an LT-9 "heavy emissions" build, available only in 3/4 or larger chassis. Rated 160 HP at 3800 RPM, 250 lb-ft at 2800. Not a screamer, but design to run at full load all day. Engine code will be "M" on the VIN. I would say you can tow with this engine, and the TurboHydramatic 400 it is most likely paired with. It is just not going to accelerate quickly, nor go up hills very fast, but should be able to handle any Interstate grades in second gear, and any grade on which you can get enough traction in first. One of the guys in our RV club pulls his 30 foot trailer behind an old G20 van with the LT-9 and TH-400, but he doesn't go very fast, usually limiting his speed to 55-60. Only problem he ever had was losing power when the rear fuel pump started failing. Most likely limitation will be the hitch, which can be changed out, if the OEM frame rails extend to the rear of the vehicle. This is not always the case with RVs, some manufacturers extended frames, I've seen others hang the house over the back of the chassis to make some nice big storage space. But probably not in 1978. In that vintage of motorhome, I would be looking for P30 chassis with the 454, or the Dodge chassis with the 440. While not rated for much more than 30-40% more HP than the Chevy 350 or Chrysler 360 small blocks, these big block engines were rated with at least 100 lb-ft more torque, and they got that at engine speeds about 1000 RPM lower. Won't be climbing hills faster, but engine doesn't have to scream to do it. from a sideline - thanks for that. I learned a bit.
Mile High 06/30/16 01:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I was pleasantly surprised

That's nice, especially right before a holiday!
Mile High 06/30/16 07:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash air vs generator

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Mile High 06/29/16 02:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash air vs generator

The most economical way, is to run only one engine, not two. Not necessarily true. While the engine does a good job of producing power to move the vehicle, it's not so good with the added load of driving the dash AC compressor. Thus why it's been argued that MPG suffers greater when using the engine to drive the dash AC to cool a portion of the coach rather than the paltry amount of fuel the gen requires to run the electric to power the ducted air and cool the entire coach. The generator is more efficient at producing the electrical power. So, in this case 2 engines being used at greater efficiency is better than one at a lesser efficiency. 1.2 gallons an hour for the generator isn't paltry. At 60 mph that brings fuel consumption down to 7.2 from 8.3. I don't think that AC compressor would impact mileage on my diesel anywhere close to that. The efficiency difference is in how many btu's the dash air can push vs the full 40,000 btu's the generator can push through 3 ACs for that 1 mpg. When its hot and the passengers are miserable, none of the math matters. What I said was" MPG suffers greater when using the engine to drive the dash AC to cool a portion of the coach rather than the paltry amount of fuel the gen requires to run the electric to power the ducted air and cool the entire coach" Quite possibly with your set up, yes I would agree. Dash AC probably does tax that V10 that is already stretched to its limit, and that 15,000 btuh AC on a 4,000 Microlite gen probably doesn't use much, but still the spec says .5 half load an .7 full load. Your rig is quite different than mine. so my comment was relative of the fuel usage of cooling the entire coach as opposed to the mileage suffering via dash air alone. And yes to me the .5 MPG - my gen usage is nowhere near 1.2 - I doubt anyone else's is either - is paltry. Again, speak for what you know, not what you guess I have - (I'm strictly going off the specs) All things considered when a rolling apartment gets 9mpg - who cares if it becomes 7 or 8? Heck a good headwind or hills will do that for you. It's all a moot point for me as I don't measure MPG. I didn't buy my MH to monitor how much fuel I am using. I knew it used a lot before I bought it so 6.6 or 10, I don't really care. And so many factors affect MPG that it's such a moving target that gen usage becomes the least of my worries. I bought my MH to travel in comfort. I bought the unit I did so my budget wouldn't force me to watch mpg. It's smiles to the gallon for me.Are you implying that all of us that drive rigs bigger than yours are budget challenged? Just some points in red above. I would argue that your theory would not apply to all configurations.
Mile High 06/29/16 02:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Age restrictions

There are some very high end resorts that cater to million dollar rigs. If I had a rig like that and the money to stay there, I would want like coaches only to be allowed. For us, we stay at County Parks, National Parks and all sorts of campgrounds in between. The one thing that will deter us from ever going back to a particular campground are the types of people that are staying there. If there are a bunch of permanent residents with junk strewn across their site, we're not interested in camping there. This doesn't make us snobs, just makes us intolerant of dirt bags! I'm done with worrying about being told what I must say or think. Political correctness has become a joke. Don't criticize a rolling meth lab, it may offend the addicts inside! The condition of a coach generally reflects on the occupants. I understand as people get older, it gets more difficult to maintain a rig, especially if you're on a budget, but keeping it clean and preventing it from looking like a rolling lab isn't that expensive or difficult. If you make blanket statements about never staying at a park with a 10 year rule, than you really haven't put much thought into why the rule exists. X2 That's also why I don't live in the country, where slobs can be slobs.
Mile High 06/29/16 12:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash air vs generator

The most economical way, is to run only one engine, not two. Not necessarily true. While the engine does a good job of producing power to move the vehicle, it's not so good with the added load of driving the dash AC compressor. Thus why it's been argued that MPG suffers greater when using the engine to drive the dash AC to cool a portion of the coach rather than the paltry amount of fuel the gen requires to run the electric to power the ducted air and cool the entire coach. The generator is more efficient at producing the electrical power. So, in this case 2 engines being used at greater efficiency is better than one at a lesser efficiency. 1.2 gallons an hour for the generator isn't paltry. At 60 mph that brings fuel consumption down to 7.2 from 8.3. I don't think that AC compressor would impact mileage on my diesel anywhere close to that. The efficiency difference is in how many btu's the dash air can push vs the full 40,000 btu's the generator can push through 3 ACs for that 1 mpg. When its hot and the passengers are miserable, none of the math matters.
Mile High 06/29/16 08:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Boy this listing IS FISHY

They say that when you are the smartest person in the room it's time to leave the party. I have NEVER considered myself to be the smartest one anywhere I go and always learn from others. Today I have come to know that I'm far from the dumbest one. Um bye bye. Ah don't let Bill bother you, he is what he is! I already figured that out, and he pretty much hits all his threads the same way. I totally agree with you. Taking low ball offers on CL just leads to wasting time. Those folks that offer sight unseen are usually just fishing. Sometimes those are automated scams - especially if they quote the title of your ad and ask if it is still available. Sometimes they are legit. I engaged in texts for a Morryde freezer tray I have listed. He low balled me and I just said I had just listed it and am not taking any non-seen offers for the first few weeks. Usually ends up with something snarky coming back (heck, that might have been Bill come to think of it).
Mile High 06/28/16 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome Insurance

The replacement value from National General was a nice policy we had on our 5er, and it stays with you as long as you own your rig. We bought this one used, and it just missed the replacement value mark, so we shopped and Safeco was the best for us. I splurged for no detectable on the glass.
Mile High 06/28/16 12:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need Some Guidance - Replace/Upgrade Generator

OK Rookie_rv - tons of advice coming at you based on a couple of sentences from you. How about some feedback?
Mile High 06/27/16 09:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Full wall slide vs multiple smaller slides

Mine is on the curb side, and it does set lower than the other slides, making it a hunch to get into those cabinets. I kind of cuss that part.
Mile High 06/26/16 09:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need Some Guidance - Replace/Upgrade Generator

The only benefit to upgrading it is if it doesn't do it's job now. Is it undersized, not running well?
Mile High 06/26/16 08:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Full wall slide vs multiple smaller slides

We have a full wall slide, nice and open inside. Ours is a power gear hydraulic. The other two smaller ones are Schwinteck. I have more confidence in that big hydraulic slide than I do the smaller Schwinteks.
Mile High 06/25/16 11:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do not use awnings in heavy rain?????? Really???

Millions of RV's out there uncovered doing just fine for decades. Maybe some folks aren't cut out to own an RV. It requires realistic expectations and common sense. You read the threads on buying used RVs and you'll see that the mass majority of RVers don't think uncovered RVs are doing fine. :) (I do agree with you - I just find it sad that there are a lot of RVs whose build quality is so lacking that the owners feel they must keep it covered to protect it from the elements that it was meant to be used in). UV is a killer. Like you said, try finding a 3 or 5 year old gelcoat sided RV that doesn't look like it was hammered. Keystone couldn't even keep graphics on past 3 years. Full body paint is better, but a garage is better yet.
Mile High 06/24/16 11:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Your thoughts on a 2013 Newmar Dutch Star 4318

That is my favorite Newmar floorplan. 4318
Mile High 06/24/16 09:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1978 Chevy 30 motorhome

Might mean floating the valves, and he is probably right. Not a lot of gear selections on that old Chev, so you pretty much would have to try to keep the rpms down in 1st while still actually getting up the hill. If its got any Carbon buildup, you'll probably be burning premium octane to keep from burning through the piston tops from pre-ignition. I bought a 78 350 3/4 ton pickup with auto and 4.10 gears to pull my boat to Nebraska years ago. Not only could it not get over 55, it couldn't accelerate without pinging. it was just not a truck for towing, not with the big block camper specials available out there in the day. I thought I was being wise because the big blocks didn't do well on fuel, but towing that little 350 was getting 4 mpg, so it backfired.
Mile High 06/23/16 11:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash air vs generator

So....does the fuel mileage indicator on the dash account for the gen running if it's drawing from the same tank? I don't know enough about it. Yes. Unless you are one of the very few who have their gen set configured to run on propane. Thanks, I was curious. It is diesel.
Mile High 06/23/16 09:30am Class A Motorhomes
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