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RE: Cummins ISL Oil recommendation

It looks Like Speedco offers Rotella T and Baldwin Filters for $299, so is that Rotella T1 most likely as the standard oil? Are you having them service your genny also?not this time. I had it done at Freightliner a few months ago when it said it was due on the controller.
Mile High 01/10/17 05:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exercising your RV while at campsite

I hear similar debates between the mechanics and the code authorities on diesel fire pumps and and generators. The code authorities require the fire pumps to operate 30 minutes weekly and generators 30 minutes monthly to ensure readiness, and the mechanics think it is absolutely absurd and think it causes premature wear and tear. From that debate, I would think leaving a motorhome to sit until its ready to be used is the better option for the engine. Diesel fire pumps do have 10-20 year life span which is pretty short.
Mile High 01/07/17 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: China Commercial Tires - West Lake

Not really an answer to OP question but after reading a couple responses about China tires I was reminded of a discussion I had with a regional tire supplier. He told me that numerous tire manufacturers have turned back to us to make the tires here. I can't remember the companies but maybe we will see a better product soon. I believe the Goodyear G614 LRG trailer tire was one of those they brought back a few years ago, which we had on our 5er before they too went to Westlake.
Mile High 01/07/17 11:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exercising your RV while at campsite

My motorhome is a 2004 with a Cat diesel and currently has about 50,000 miles on it. I have had it since new. In 13 years I have never had to repair a single thing related to the drive train. Nothing has ever broke. I do live in California so I can easily take my motorhome for a drive anytime I want so if you live in a place you have to winterize it then you have to deal with that. Whether I'm doing it right or wrong all I can tell you is 13 years with zero mechanical repair bills tells me I must be doing something right. I guess we all have our success stories based on diverse experiences - Bought our new 2003 5th wheel with Onan 5500 generator and we transferred it into 2 other 5th wheels over 13 years until we sold it last May in our last 5er. Sat 9 months every single winter for 13 years - never touched it. Temperatures down to -20. Changed oil 3 times in 13 years. Every spring it started and never missed a beat. It's still running today with the new owner. If it were up to Onan, I would be out there with a portable heater under it trying to start it every month to spin the armature. You're comparing a generator to a motorhome????It's a closer comparison than your Chevy pickup!
Mile High 01/07/17 10:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: China Commercial Tires - West Lake

They have a US DOT certification number on the sidewall, do they not? . Ya, we undersell ourselves as a country quite a bit in the name of foreign policy, fair trade, and greed! Not that any sidewall stamp stops the Chinese counterfeiters! Counterfeit tires I really hope you are wrong about the future trend.
Mile High 01/06/17 05:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exercising your RV while at campsite

My motorhome is a 2004 with a Cat diesel and currently has about 50,000 miles on it. I have had it since new. In 13 years I have never had to repair a single thing related to the drive train. Nothing has ever broke. I do live in California so I can easily take my motorhome for a drive anytime I want so if you live in a place you have to winterize it then you have to deal with that. Whether I'm doing it right or wrong all I can tell you is 13 years with zero mechanical repair bills tells me I must be doing something right. I guess we all have our success stories based on diverse experiences - Bought our new 2003 5th wheel with Onan 5500 generator and we transferred it into 2 other 5th wheels over 13 years until we sold it last May in our last 5er. Sat 9 months every single winter for 13 years - never touched it. Temperatures down to -20. Changed oil 3 times in 13 years. Every spring it started and never missed a beat. It's still running today with the new owner. If it were up to Onan, I would be out there with a portable heater under it trying to start it every month to spin the armature.
Mile High 01/06/17 05:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: China Commercial Tires - West Lake

Well, they are the OEM tire of choice for most entry level RVs - what does that tell you? It tells me they are the cheapest import tire available. Westlakes are not the cheapest "import" available. Not by a long shot. OK - let me revise that from "cheapest" - to "cheap". Top 4 tires to avoid
Mile High 01/06/17 04:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins ISL Oil recommendation

It looks Like Speedco offers Rotella T and Baldwin Filters for $299, so is that Rotella T1 most likely as the standard oil?
Mile High 01/06/17 04:23pm Class A Motorhomes
Cummins ISL Oil recommendation

Getting ready for my first service, and I see the shop offers standard oil, semi synthetic, or full synthetic. Terrific :) Any idea what would be the best oil for the ISL that operates as a vacationer with periods of storage >120 days and may operate in weather >120 F or <0 F? Previously my Ford diesels were always serviced by Ford and I never paid attention to what they put in as they were always still under warranty.
Mile High 01/06/17 12:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exercising your RV while at campsite

After my due diligence to exercise equipment came back and bit me, I made my own rule that when the temps are down below 50, it stays stored. At least here in CO, trying to exercise equipment in the winter just leads to things breaking.
Mile High 01/06/17 12:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: China Commercial Tires - West Lake

Well, they are the OEM tire of choice for most entry level RVs - what does that tell you? It tells me they are the cheapest import tire available.
Mile High 01/06/17 12:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Supplemental Brakes Confession Time

I'll have to check, but I bet my wrangler and full coach cargo still fits within my GVWR. I would agree with you, probably wrong to assume braking is based on GCVWR.
Mile High 01/05/17 08:23pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Extended Warranty

Freightliner offers extended warranty on their chassis. I'm sure Spartan does too.
Mile High 01/04/17 10:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Class A For A Couple

To be honest, in our model if you didn't get the bath and a half, they just made the RV shorter. No room gain at all.
Mile High 01/04/17 08:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Upgrade to a DP?

Wow, that was in nice shape!
Mile High 01/03/17 10:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Some of the little things you like/dislike about your DP?

Our first DP, and first motorhome in decades. Likes - Room - tons of room Ride Basement storage and huge tray Large rear bathroom + half bath Corner TV fireplace Gas cooktop Diesel generator Dislikes - No dishwasher Coleman Mach 8 ACs (noisy) Cold tile floor Schwintek on street side slides Bedroom TV looks like an afterthought Almost all basement cabinets require crouching under slide
Mile High 01/03/17 10:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Upgrade to a DP?

I'm surprised the diesels you looked at have an LP generator. You are right, we run ours down the road almost all the time to keep the ACs running if we bring our daughter.
Mile High 01/03/17 09:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Class A For A Couple

Bath and a half was one of our criteria, but we have handicapped daughter or grandson that travels with us most of the time. When it's just the two of us, I use the half bath all the time, I guess just because it's there.
Mile High 01/03/17 09:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is a Dutch Star better

You're not really comparing apples to oranges. The Phaeton is more equivalent to a Ventana and the Dutch Star to the Alegro Bus.X2 Ya, that's kind of what we found when looking. The Ellegro Bus would be a closer class to the Dutch Star.
Mile High 01/01/17 12:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A body roll

I don't understand, a shock dampens motion, but doesn't do anything to support weight in a roll. Springs yes, air bags yes, even sway bars yes, but I don't get the shocks unless they are air lift shocks.
Mile High 12/31/16 09:27am Class A Motorhomes
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