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RE: Suburban Furnace exterior vent types (with pic)

Does the Suburban furnace need wire-brushing once a year after use to keep it clean? Mine's 13 years old, and I've never cleaned it's interior grates. Used to have a Vogue in the 1980s, and the furnace needed a good wire-brushing annually. I've never pulled mine completely out except to reach in and around the interior to get at the mud dauber wasp nest because I didn't have the dual-screens installed on the outside of the unit.
Skid Row Joe 02/05/16 05:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Best sources for onboard water pump replacement?

What's a DVM?? See above ^^^^ post. Water pump has green light indicating a complete circuit. Do you have a source for water pumps that you can recommend? DVM is the same as multimeter, for your purposes. Green light doesn't indicate proper voltage. There are "dozens" sources for RV parts. Just use Google. Here is one: PPL motor homesWas looking for the best/cheapest source for water pumps...... The green light actually indicated a bad water pump in this case.
Skid Row Joe 12/15/15 12:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Declining interest in RVing?

You know when you know. I thought I would RV forever. After several years on the road it got old. Gotta tell ya though some of my decision WAS based on the newer 'type' of younger generations in the CG's. I love people of all ages but eventually over the last few years the stops at CG's that were once a very rewarding experience meeting and talking with new people increasing became an absolutely zip and zero pleasant experience. The new 'all about me' generation, and their huge 'disrespect for anyone older than them' generation is surely not a friendly bunch. :(Wow! RVing has been a blast ever since I took my first trip in my Class A diesel - that was 29 years ago! I'm going strong logging months and months out and thousands of mile a year in my updated diesel rig. I'll likely hire a younger driver for my Prevost when I can no longer drive or handle the hooking up on the road. She'll be much younger, of course. LOL! :)
Skid Row Joe 12/13/15 10:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best sources for onboard water pump replacement?

Shurflo 2093 is a Whisper King model. Part of the Classic Series 30psi discharge/ 2 gpm flow rate Whisper King info/parts break down Shurflo has 'discontinued' the Classic and Extreme Series Some 2093 pumps are still available from vendors old stock and replacement parts also. But if you should have to replace. Go with the 4008 Revolution Series. 55psi and 3 gpm LINKThere's a new application part # with the same GPM rating as before. Where have you sourced water pumps is what I'm down to now?
Skid Row Joe 12/11/15 04:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Best sources for onboard water pump replacement?

I wouldn't necessarily assume the pump itself has failed ... "green light" means nothing when we have no idea where in the circuit it's located. I sure wouldn't be buying a new pump until I knew for a fact that +/- 12 vdc was actually reaching the pump so the first step is to check with a DVM.What's a DVM?? See above ^^^^ post. Water pump has green light indicating a complete circuit. Do you have a source for water pumps that you can recommend?
Skid Row Joe 12/11/15 04:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Best sources for onboard water pump replacement?

This is not the kind of "green light" that one should trust or obey. Take a multimeter to pump and report back. I had my pump "failing", sort of. Motor running, no water flowing. Turned out to be debris in intake filter and air leak in the pump housing. It only needed cleaning and re-tightening. But, by all means, go ahead and buy if you think you have to, keep China happy. I don't know what is a "screw-on black plastic". If it's a hose fitting, and it's not broken, then disconnect and reuse it. Intake filter you remove, inspect and clean and again - if it's not broken, then reuse it.The green light indicates a completed circuit. The water pump isn't operating. The screw on black plastic with clear indicator viewer is on every water pump body - you cannot miss them.
Skid Row Joe 12/11/15 04:33pm Tech Issues
RE: If you had to buy again today...

I have no experiance with rvs. That is why I am asking experianced folks the question. What is your experiance? Thanks for the reply What RVs have you looked at and test driven? What are your impressions of them?
Skid Row Joe 12/11/15 04:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: In Your experiance what are best ...

Yes, this is our current and first RV which we bought brand new when the economy collapsed. We basically bought the biggest cheapest brand new diesel pusher over 40 ft. that we could find. We never owned or rented an RV. We didn't even test drive this RV before we bought it. We were total newbies. We were both 30. We really did take a gamble. Yes there were quality issues and terrible customer service, but the 43 ft. size and $120k price were right. I cannot recommend doing what we did, luckily we did not have any catastrophic issues, but next time, we would take the safe route by sticking with a brand that more people like.This ^^^^ is a good reason to do a lot, and I mean a lot of test drives, etc. when looking for a rig. Never buy sight unseen - so to speak, is the best advise.
Skid Row Joe 12/11/15 04:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: In Your experiance what are best ...

In the area I live some people are renting their personal rvs that look good for 250 a night. Not to bad. I really am looking for names to consider and names to stay away from.$250 a night.....WOW! Let usknow how that goes for sure?! Have you ever owned an RV before? What did you think of it? If you aren't test-driving units, you won't know if you like them. As I wrote, I test drove many when stepping up from my first Class A diesel. I decided to down size to a Class C in my case. It suits me just perfectly in what I use my RV for.
Skid Row Joe 12/11/15 04:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: If you had to buy again today...

If I had to buy another coach,I would look for a used Foretravel U320 38ft. with 2 slides,it would be the perfect coach for the wife and I. Bill - you do know Dr. Cupp's coach is for sale, right? It's the 2003 38 ft, 2 slide, U320 with a tag at MOT. MichelleDo you have a picture of this rig, and information on it?
Skid Row Joe 12/09/15 04:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: If you had to buy again today...

would you buy bigger or smaller? We are on a 5 year plan before traveling long term. We have just begun to look at rvs. There are many really good sized rvs.I know there is such a thing as toooo small, is there such a thing as being too big. For those who are long term travelers would you buy, if you could buy something different today, a smaller size, the same size or larger vehicle. Please share what size you have now.What sizes of rigs have you owned, or are you a first time RV buyer?
Skid Row Joe 12/09/15 04:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: In Your experiance what are best ...

Thanks for the help bsinmich. You are right. I have never RV. The only thing I have done is tent camp. And about 300miles of the AT hiking/camping. Driving will not be a problem as I have driven big stuff before. DW on the other had has a problem with her Pries. We are in the 4-5year mode. We have talked about renting various rvs,like you suggest to get a feel for what floor plans suit us best. I am sure the dump station will make me heave ...but i am told its not too bad. I am thinking already of a peat system instead of a blackwater tank. Sorry to hear you no longer have anyone to share the experience of travel. It must be lonelyRenting the rig you think you want may not be possible. The Class Cs for rent are anything but habitable. The ones I've seen are very worn looking, inside and out. So, they would not be representative of what you'd probably want or be satisfied with. OTOH, the Class Adiesel-pushers I;ve seen for rent have starting rental pricing in the $1,500.00 or so as a minimum. Again, not anything that is affordable. Best thing to do is shop and test drive A LOT. That's basically what I did to cull-out what I knew I did not want, mostly.
Skid Row Joe 12/09/15 04:18pm Class A Motorhomes
Best sources for onboard water pump replacement?

My SHURflow 2093-204-413 water pump has failed after about 5 years. It quit suddenly - no warning. The Green PUMP indicator light is illuminated when turning water pump to on, so, I'm assuming it's the water pump itself or why would it stop working? Could a fuse be blown, and the Green PUMP light still be operable? Was wondering if the diaphragm or what not internal part or filter could just be stuck? BTW, all the wires are solidly connected. Checked that first thing. Should I buy a new screw-on black plastic and clear flow filter also when ordering one?
Skid Row Joe 12/09/15 03:33pm Tech Issues
RE: In Your experiance what are best ...

Liberty Coach and Marathon Coach, are the manufacturer's names. Search either on the internet and you will get to their website. I don't have 2million for an RV.Please read my original question. Thanks. I am sure Marathon and Liberty are great though.That's good advise. You don't have to spend $1 to $2 Million for their coaches, since your budget is sub-$1 Million.
Skid Row Joe 11/29/15 11:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: If you had to buy again today...

would you buy bigger or smaller? We are on a 5 year plan before traveling long term. We have just begun to look at rvs. There are many really good sized rvs.I know there is such a thing as toooo small, is there such a thing as being too big. For those who are long term travelers would you buy, if you could buy something different today, a smaller size, the same size or larger vehicle. Please share what size you have now.Ideally? About the same here.
Skid Row Joe 11/29/15 05:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is a good percentage off MSRP

By the way//With respect to buying new. I like to buy new because I trade my headaches. I have often found that the -3 year old coach as not a great coach. It came back on the market because the owner had trouble. So be careful. You can find some great deals and also some big headaches. Same can be said about new all the people have know that bought new had problems some were major. Correct. 100% of the time in my experience too. Pre-owned, near-new AND in FULL FACTORY-WARRANTY, is, of course the best value going. RVs plummet in dollar-value when driving them off the lot new.
Skid Row Joe 11/29/15 05:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is a good percentage off MSRP

How can you make sure you have the real MSRP?Unfortunately, you can't be sure they're not inflating it. The one and only time you know what your buying off MSRP, is when you buy a pre-owned unit where the manufacturer only sells at List price. My discount off what the previous owner paid was on toward 25% off what he paid at MSRP, only 9-months, and 5K miles previously. BTW, mine still had, and has the new smell to the interior. ALL, at 25% off!
Skid Row Joe 11/29/15 05:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Renovation

Hello everyone, I have an old(er) 2000 Class-A diesel RV and I just turned over 100K miles on it. The unit has and is serving us well, but it's starting to show it's age and is in need of some pretty significant repairs. We absolutely love this RV. It's not too small, not to large, small wheelbase, a little high-tech, but not too much. Anyway, we're prepared to drop some serious cash to get her back to tip-top shape and along with the repairs, we're considering a complete renovation. Update pretty much everything with the exception of the engine/trans. :) So, new walls (due to some water damage) new floors (showing age), cabinets (starting to loosen up, and are showing age) and we figure, while we're at it we might as well do all the furniture as well. Questions: Have any of you ever done this? Where did you have it done? How did it turn out? Roughly, what would could I expect to pay for a complete gut job, replacing everything with new but equivalent pieces? Thank! Brian What is your budget for this work?
Skid Row Joe 11/21/15 11:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is a good percentage off MSRP

Wife and I are both in early 70s and finally ready to see the country.Looking at new motor homes and have read on other forums that you never pay MSRP so I would like to get some opinions on what is a good percentage off. Thanks for any help.40% off MSRP, is the goal I would shoot for. Anything over 35% off MSRP, you're in a good territory to buy, IMHO.
Skid Row Joe 11/21/15 11:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is a good percentage off MSRP

Mr. William, I don't claim to be the best negotiator as it depends on what you are buying. Dealers know that everyone wants 25% off of MSRP. It certainly depends on how popular the models and brands are that you are looking to purchase. To us, what was more important was getting what we wanted on the coach as we had both of our coaches built. Did we get the 'best' price, probably not. But, we certainly get excellent service. MM.So, what % off MSRP did you get on your last two coaches bought new, then?
Skid Row Joe 11/21/15 11:37pm Class A Motorhomes
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