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RE: Think I need a C

misposted, sorry leaving link as OP may be curious 19' hit the 'sleeping room' and enjoy the bed
burlmart 04/13/16 12:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: A Floor Plan Not Made In A Long Time

check out 19' german hymer w/ garage under rear bed that you enter via a laddr
burlmart 04/12/16 09:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Exact Floor Plan Wanted

The extra high cab over is going to be a killer. They are generally not even available in the biggest C's Tell me about it! Just putting it out there. I keep searching. It is the main reason I am on my third Toyota MH ?? have Nexus build your rig or get a TC
burlmart 04/12/16 04:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Exact Floor Plan Wanted

you will have better luck looking at truck campers for that deep ht. cabover, and likely find none w/ both dinette and sofa super Cs have deep cabovers, but are 30' long
burlmart 04/11/16 09:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking about a longer trip with my travel trailer.

i sure liked the peaceful rolling prairie grassy/flowery trails along rock outcroppings. and the bison herds were awesome. blue mounds SP, north of luverne,mn a great place for all age groups. may be my favorite SP
burlmart 04/02/16 07:43am Travel Trailers
RE: RV Engineering and Construction

One other factor plays into this also. Most buyers stress the bling inside, which can easily be seen, over the construction itself. And couple this with most folks, me included, want as much trailer for as cheaply as possible. seems like we are more willing to pay near asking price for our car than the RV. we sense the value in safety regs that raise the cost of the car, but feel that competition is helping to holds its cost within reason. plus, we need a car. OTOH, we don't sense that RVs have safety or quality designed in, plus we don't need them. also, RV MSRPs are a joke. so, we don't sense value as w/ a car
burlmart 04/01/16 07:03am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Engineering and Construction

a guy at carmax said that none of the major manufactures can affofd to trail behind other competitors w/r reliability anymore, as compared to years past'. what is the reason that car and truck reliability is up, but not for RVs?
burlmart 03/31/16 07:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Overhead entertainment center removal

what type entertainment center did you remove? the windows seem an odd thing for FR to include w/ overhead an entertainment center
burlmart 03/30/16 06:20am Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV Engineering and Construction

I'm always ready to jump in (threads about this subject). But, I've realized that it's impossible to be fair to the manufacturers unless you're ready to write several pages,.....or a whole book, about this "quality" thing. I will say this; I won't mention all the items that I had to fix, or modify, but I'm still in disbelief regarding the substandard design and construction of the supposedly "all fiberglass roof" on my Dutch Star. It took me a long time(still a few things left to do) to fix/modify this roof properly. I know a lot about this problem,...NOW. Apparently, so does the manufacturer (they changed the design a couple of years after mine was built). Here's the thing to watch out for: members of these forums, like myself, usually write about these design deficiencies and substandard quality, on RVs that were built YEARS ago. Remember that many of us act as field testers for these products, and report back to the factory. Naturally, one would expect that the factories use this free information to improve their product. The catch is that it's up to the new customers to find out PRIOR to selecting which product to buy. i think RVIA is supposed to be the standards' bearer, but are they? i recently had a blowout due to a set of defective laredo tires. my complaint to NHTSA resulted in a conversation w/ an engineer who was instead concerned w/ how propane lines were so unprotected and failed due to a blowout. NHTSA was apparently unaware that RVIA existed
burlmart 03/29/16 08:11pm General RVing Issues
RV sales are hot

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/28/468172578/ready-for-a-road-trip-rvs-are-rolling-back-into-fashion
burlmart 03/29/16 07:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Old thread- rebuild

Quite a while ago there was a thread i believe in the Class C section about a guy up in Washington state that was rebuilding an rv, it was quite a thread with pictures and updates and had quite a few of us following it. Anyway, I have lost track of it and would like to see the finished product or at least get caught up if anyone remembers his name or can find the link. I have spent no small amount of time looking for it in the search box and on the web with no success.. Anyone here remember it? sorry...after rereading your OP, it is probably not what i was recalling.
burlmart 03/27/16 09:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Old thread- rebuild

was it a 30-something guy w/ young kids and a GMCish shaped class B+, white fiberglass shell, and what struck me was i think it has a side mounted AC? i loved it, but it was well kept by PO, and only a minor rehab job. it may have appeared in 2007-09 time. like this?
burlmart 03/27/16 03:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: valve stem points inside on rear dual tires?

Seems nobody feels qualified to comment on weather it is safe or not? Is it safe, I don't know, would I do it, no. If a straight 4" metal extender makes it easy to access then a straight air chuck should access the stem with no problem. Only my opinion and I am biased against extenders. Jim i agree w/ j-d that all metal is best. the situation at TCI made just changing the bad stem to metal most expedient at the time. my OEM short rubber valves never gave a problem in 6 yrs, so i am somewhat comfortable with metal on the inner duallys only. i am no mechanical engineer (though 11 yrs of service work on an RV oughta be worth some kind of certification!), but i recal from engineering mechanics-dynamics a term Iw^2 about rotary inertia. 6" of metal sticking out from a 16R wheel spinning along at 60mph does not immediately appear to be a good idea. i am thinking i might find a hollow tube/sleeve that i could put on my 4" extender and slide over the metal stem to more easily line the threads up to easily screw the extension on. i bought a nice straight foot dual chuck by Milton, but the threads inside the shoes are more a hindrance than a help IMO. but finding a sure-fitting straight foot dual chuck w/o inner shoe threads could obviate the need for the 4" extension tool. any links to a good one?
burlmart 03/26/16 06:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: valve stem points inside on rear dual tires?

took to TCi shop and they put a metal valve (about 1.5") that matches the other one, so both inner duallys now have rigid metal stems. the other 4 still are 1.5" rubber, but are very easy to get to w/ 30 degree back gauge shoe on rears and anything on front. per this thread, i remover all the metal extenders on 4 rubber stems. a friend had an extra 4" metal extender that, when added to inner dually stems, will bring valve out just beyond the outside rim for easy access. i have chevy rims and no hubcaps. i could use the 4" piece to easily check/add air to both inner duallys, but is it safe if i got another and permanently screw them to the 1.5" stems?
burlmart 03/23/16 08:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Engine battery and house battery questions.

my BIRD talk was mainly meant to point out that the chassis bat reduces about 0.2V per week. i am not aware of any radio or other parasitic drains, so i assume it is due to the engine computer. but if i plug RV in to shore power and use a battery minder/tender in a dashboard DC receptacle as was discussed, the following things concern me: i could pretty easily leave rig plugged in w/house solenoid in USE and use battery tender/minder in a 'cigarette lighter' DC port. 1) is constant trickling to 13+V better for batts? 2) does the GM 2005 chevy 6.0L have a live DC receptacle as standard (not RV builder) feature 3} what worries me most is could the DC receptacle cause some other dashboard lights/gauges/switches to blow a fuse?
burlmart 03/23/16 02:28am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Engine battery and house battery questions.

a while back, after i found the chassis-house solenoid relay part of the Intellec Bidirectional Isolator Relay Delay device (BIRD) was sticking ON like its predecessor also did, i disabled the solenoid. it is the upper silvery solenoid in the pic. i took off its small DC power wires and pulled out the 5 amp fuse. both batts are now isolated. the left large gauge terminal goes to chassis batt and the right goes to house batt. http://i.imgur.com/U3CVk4wl.jpg the BIRD device is just behind the house batt which is accessible thru an outside access door. i ran a short wire from the left solenoid chassis terminal to a screw into the wood floor over the house batt. both batts are side terminal 'starting batteries' and about 9 mos old. when parked at home, i put house battery disconnect solenoid (lower one in pic) in STORE, open the access door, and remove the positive cable from the house batt. about every week, i open the access door and read 12.75V on the house batt, but about 12.58V for the chassis. i connect an external battery charger to the screw and ground terminal of house batt and charge chassis at 10 amps/hr for 3 hre, at which time it reads 13.07V. a week later, repeat process, sometimes giving the house batt a little charge, as well. batts are happier than anytime before when on the BIRD. is constant trickling to 13+V better for batts? i could pretty easily leave rig plugged in w/house solenoid in USE and use battery tender/minder in a 'cigarette lighter' DC port. but does the 2005 chevy 6.0L have a live DC receptacle? and, could it cause some other thing to blow a fuse?
burlmart 03/22/16 06:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: valve stem points inside on rear dual tires?

bought a Milton straight shoe w/ 30 deg shoe chuck at car quest and aired 5 of my 6 wheels to 70 psi (door sticker says 65). one of the new rubber valve stems will not take in air, only lets it out. i tried 3 ckucks inflators, one being a clip-on hose w/ dial gauge. i may have 55 psi in the bad wheel now and 70 in its dually twin. i need to take it cross town to let TCI look at it. is this possible for an air valve stem to only work 1 way?
burlmart 03/21/16 02:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: valve stem points inside on rear dual tires?

j-d, do you think the straight shoe air tools offer much ease over the two 45 deg slanted shoe tool (which i have been using all along? you may recall telling me we were blessed when the rubber valve on the inner passenger dually failed near the campground, with no damage - just a new metal valve w/ (i now understand to be) a capless extender. i appreciated your kind thought. i recently posted about a bad blowout of that very tire, though all 4 rears were showing the tread coming unglued from the inner part of tire. your thought still really holds for us and the dogs. 2 field new tire mounts kept the metal stem i described above and a rubber one. but w/ other new tires, i also have 4 new valves.like this http://i.imgur.com/GVaVgiLl.jpg in lieu of going back for all metal (that i wish they had discussed while mounting}, someone mentioned in this thread about using valve extenders only when adding/checking air, a 4" extender screwed onto inner duallys just to add air sounds great. are there long extenders that could be used like this?
burlmart 03/18/16 08:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: valve stem points inside on rear dual tires?

working from the straight sshoe chuck idea which an rv.net member described many years back, i got an air chuck and matching guage from o'reilley's http://images.oreillyauto.com/parts/img/medium/xts/15-1045.jpg width=150 i tried the above guage on several vehicles and found it never gave a clean read (fit straight and snug w/ no pssssssssst) so i'll return both and would like any leads on a butter quality straight chuck, as well as opinions as to whether or not it offers any big advantage over the common dual shoe chuck where both are tilted at 45 deg THX
burlmart 03/18/16 06:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: valve stem points inside on rear dual tires?

good discussion, here. help me see what i am missing. wouldn't a short stem on all wheels and a straight shoe chuck w/ a 45 angle shoe (for outer 2 duallys) be best system?
burlmart 03/17/16 06:46am Class C Motorhomes
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