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RE: Problem getting new shocks installed

Of course,the other reason they couldn't install those shocks that you bought online,was that you didn't buy them from them. No, I respectfully disagree. I have been to this shop many times for service and tires, etc. on my three former motor homes. They also installed the FSDs that I bought on line for my last motor home, without any problem. Their guy spent an hour trying to see if they could help me with the shocks and even checked my front end alignment for me. Since the alignment was OK they even refused charge me for the service. When I left I gave the alignment man a $20 tip for his trouble.
Ro646a 04/17/14 07:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Problem getting new shocks installed

I hadn't thought of a spring shop. That makes perfect sense. I'll check that tomorrow. Thanks for the tip.
Ro646a 04/16/14 07:57pm Class A Motorhomes
Problem getting new shocks installed

I just got the new set of Koni FSD shocks that I ordered, and took the RV over to have them installed at a large commercial tire shop. Unfortunately, they couldn't do it. The rear shocks, they said, were too hard to get to without a hoist (which they didn't have), and the front shocks were installed before the hydraulic levelers were added. The levelers are placed in a manner which prevents the upper bolt for the shock absorber from being removed. Has anyone else encountered this problem?
Ro646a 04/16/14 12:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Michelin sidewall cracking . Need advice

I put a new set of six tires on our former Class A motor home. I took excellent care of them and they developed sidewall cracks after 18 months. Michelin would not do anything about it, so I threw them out and got a new set of Goodyears. I'll never buy another Michelin product. I just bought the motorhome I have now about 6 weeks ago. Last week I took it in and had a new set of Firestones installed. We'll see how those hold up.
Ro646a 04/16/14 12:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing behind MH....adviced needed car types

A Chevy Tracker Suv with 4WD makes an excellent tow vehicle. I just bought my third one....a 2004 V6 4WD with no rust for $4500. Prior to this I had 2000 model and 2002 model. They are perfect cars for this, and they are great for off road driving as well. The owners manual says not to tow these over 55 mph, but I have towed these a total of 40,000 miles, usually traveling around 65 mph with no problems at all.
Ro646a 03/16/14 08:04am Dinghy Towing
RE: Selling MH

I bought and sold three motor homes over the years very quickly on Craigslist successfully, and we just bought our latest motor home on RV trader. Both are good. I just added a picture of the "new" Kountry Star that I found on RV Trader to my signature. Roland
Ro646a 03/09/14 07:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many miles can you expect to put on a CAT 3126?

Well I did it. Last night I closed the deal on the 2003 Newmar Kountry Star diesel. Everything checked out and it drives like a dream.....smooth as silk and quiet. Now I know why they tell you not to drive a diesel unless you are going to buy one. I drove several newer high end gas models and they didn't drive like this....wow! Thanks for all of your input. I really appreciate the help. Roland
Ro646a 03/08/14 06:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many miles can you expect to put on a CAT 3126?

Thank you all for your comments on this. i'm going to go ahead and proceed with checking it out and completing the sale. Thanks again. Roland
Ro646a 03/05/14 05:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many miles can you expect to put on a CAT 3126?

What leads you to be skeptical? Was it something you uncovered during your research? If you post the reason you might get some better answers, not just personal opinions. I had run across a post indicating that some CAT C-7 engines had a HEUI pump problem resulting in debris in the fuel injectors, etc. resulting in thousands of dollars in engine damage. Also some issues to do with failure of a sealed fan bearing resulting in radiator damage. So I called Freightliner to see what engine this Kountry Star has in it and they informed that it is the 3126E engine. Then I searched for any potential problems with the 3126 and found various posts on diesel engine forums saying that these engines are prone to failure more often than other big name brands of diesels. I'm just being cautious before I lay out my money. In the end i hope to go ahead and buy this motor home.
Ro646a 03/05/14 10:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many miles can you expect to put on a CAT 3126?

This is great news so far.....Thank you guys for your input. I really want to buy this motorhome. Please keep the comments coming.
Ro646a 03/05/14 08:44am Class A Motorhomes
How many miles can you expect to put on a CAT 3126?

I'm am close to pulling the trigger on the purchase of a beautiful 2003 Kountry Star with a CAT 3126 engine and 40,000 miles. I have tried to thoroughly research this before I spend my money. The more I read the more I think that this may not be a wise move. Are these engines prone to failure, and/or do they need more maintenance than other brands of diesel engines? I thought that the greatest feature of a diesel (with proper maintenance, naturally) was many miles/years of service before major repairs are required. Now I'm not so sure??
Ro646a 03/05/14 07:59am Class A Motorhomes
Does a 2003 Kountry Star have a CAT C7 engine?

I am looking to buy a used diesel motor home. Yesterday I came across a VERY nice, clean 2003 Newmar Kountry Star with a 330 HP CAT engine and and 6 speed Allison transmission 40,000 miles on the odometer. The coach is extremely clean and well cared for. Doing a little research I have noticed that some people have had issues with CAT C7 engines having fuel pump and/or fan bearing failures. Can anyone advise me as to how common these problems are and how I can tell whether or not this is the engine that is in this motor home? I'd also like to get some guidance as to where I can look to find general information regarding this engine. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Ro646a 03/03/14 06:56am Class A Motorhomes
Help regarding 2004 Bounder M-34

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 27555679
Ro646a 02/27/14 01:38pm Forum Technical Support
Help regarding 2004 Bounder M-34

I am back in the market for a used motor home and today I came across a 2004 Bounder M-34 Diesel. It is in beautiful condition cosmetically, but I am concerned about the mechanics. It has been stored indoors, but not heated for 5 years. The owner says he starts it up and drives it up and down his long driveway every month or so. I know it will need tires and batteries, and I know about everything to look for regarding the coach, but I don't know anything about diesels. It sounds great running and all the mechanical apparatus is clean and new looking. I just don't know what kind of damage may have occurred with the diesel engine not having been run out on the road for 5 years without any proper maintenance. Any advice? Thanks, Roland
Ro646a 02/27/14 01:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Headliner coming loose

Thank you all for your advice regarding the headliner issue. As it turns out, I finally got to test drive the motor home today and have decided not to buy it after all. It didn't drive nearly as well as my 2001 Southwind that I sold. I was very disappointed. I guess I'll just keep looking. Thanks again for your help.
Ro646a 02/13/14 05:35pm Class A Motorhomes
Headliner coming loose

I have been waiting for snow to clear so I can test drive the 2005 Pace Arrow that I have placed a deposit on for purchase. This is a beautiful, well cared for 2005 Pace Arrow with 12000 miles from the original owner. I have had three prior motor homes, so I'm familiar with all the of the normal things to check. I have noticed, though, that on one of the ceiling panels, the head liner material is beginning to separate from the material above. I see no stains or signs of any leakage anywhere, and when I push the material back up it momentarily sticks to the backing and then comes loose again. This is one small area. Can it be that the adhesive is drying out and coming loose? I have seen this before on other motor homes, but never had the problem myself. Is there an easy fix for this? This is too nice a motor home to pass up. I'm pretty handy, and skilled at doing things neatly and cleanly. Can this be repaired by peeling it back and re-gluing with spray adhesive? Has anyone tried this, or had it repaired by a dealer? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Ro646a 02/13/14 07:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need information on Workhorse chassis

Thank you guys....I got what I needed.
Ro646a 01/21/14 04:12pm Class A Motorhomes
Need information on Workhorse chassis

Last fall I sold my motor home after having lost my wife in the spring. Since that time I have had the good fortune to meet a very nice lady who is interested in RV travel. I have found a very nice 2005 Pace Arrow on a Workhorse chassis and left a deposit on it. I don't need any information relative to the maintenance and care of motor homes in general, but I don't have any experience with any Workhorse based motor homes. Both of our former motor homes were on the Ford chassis. All I know about workhorse is that there was a brake recall issue. This unit that I plan to purchase has had the recall work done. Can anyone direct me as to the best place to seek information relative to Workhorse chassis, whether this would be a W22 or W24, for example? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'll attach a link to some pictures of the unit I plan to buy. http://s882.photobucket.com/user/ro646a/library/Pace%20Arrow?sort=3&page=1
Ro646a 01/21/14 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
I decided to sell our motor home

Several months ago I noted that my wife had unexpectedly passed away, and that I would probably not be taking part in any of the discussions here for awhile. As it turns out I only took our RV out for one short trip this summer, with my brother and his wife. It just wasn't the same without my Lois riding with me, so I decided to sell the motor home and move on. I was fortunately able to sell it in less than a week on Craigslist, for my asking price. I wish once again to thank those of you who offered advice and support over the past 7 years. I wish all of you the best. Traveling in our motor homes was the most fun we ever had together, and I will always treasure the wonderful memories we made, and all the nice people we met in our travels. Don't put off that special trip you plan for too long. You never know when your life will change forever.
Ro646a 11/01/13 08:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford F53 and V-10 Engine

Been through lots of mountains, both East and West, and never had a problem. Ours has the older 310 HP V10. We always pulled a car behind.
Ro646a 07/03/13 07:45pm Class A Motorhomes
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