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RE: Solar as battery maintenance during storage - opinions

Well in honosty, you could invest in a simple battery disconnect switch. On a TT they work great. I mean they do the same thing as taking off one lead. They dont "trickle charge", but you dont need it to on a TT. If you have your TT plugged in to your truck, that will provide enough power to lower/raise the electric tongue jack, or interior lights. When you reach destination (The OP) will plug in to shore power/generator, that provides all power then.
chevyman2 12/15/14 10:57am Tech Issues
RE: Opinion Requested

Well are you going to drive it, or park it? If you are going to drive it a lot, Go with the diesel. If you are going to have it parked a lot. Then go for the best floorplan for you.
chevyman2 12/15/14 10:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide Out Toppers

We charge approx $550 per slide topper. That includes parts and labor. (To have one installed).
chevyman2 12/15/14 10:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: "Lost" the bottom string on my pleated day / night blind?

Not incredibly expensive to buy a new day/night shade. Not terribly difficult to install.
chevyman2 12/15/14 10:43am Tech Issues
RE: massive 12 volt battery issues

better idea for the quick fix. (At least this should get your drivers seat going, slides in, ETC). Have the engine running! Now have somebody "push & hold" the battery boost button, while you try to use the 12 volt stuff to get the old girl rollin. Granted this does NOT work on every unit, but it does work on many. At least try it. (You do know what the battery boost (or) emergency start button does? It locks all the batteries together. Id bet there is a breaker thrown like "BEAR" suggested.
chevyman2 12/15/14 10:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: where is the electric transfer switch located

usually units that old do not have a transfer switch. As mentioned. Do you have to manually plug your cord in to an outlet marked Generator somewhere in the compartments? If you do, there is no transfer switch. Why do you need to know its location?
chevyman2 12/10/14 04:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Purchasing our first Class A and depreciation

Well you have to use the RV many many nights to recoup the cost. Then if you move your RV, that takes even longer figuring gas/fuel prices. As Deano56 says. The most true statement Ive read.
chevyman2 12/10/14 04:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel Pushers Under 36 Feet in Length

Monaco Diplomat, Winnebago Journey, Allegro Breeze, and some Fleetwood Discovery, some Newmar Ventana, are usually 36' Most units under 36' are gassers.
chevyman2 12/10/14 04:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Gas Class A vs. Older DP

I would far rather have a DP. Several reasons have been mentioned, but since you live in the Ozarks. The DPs have "jake" brake. That alone is worth buying a DP for in the mountains. Plus the Ozarks get hot/cold. A DP you can hit fast idle and it can run for hours while getting interior temps more attractive. Not to mention if you are ever caught in a traffic. FINALLY resale value. Ease to drive, ETC. Go with diesel. Look at St Louis RV. I think we have a few DPs for the $100k range.
chevyman2 12/10/14 04:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: toilet problem

check the toilet flush valve also. We get units in quite often with bad/damaged or cracked toilet flush valves
chevyman2 12/10/14 03:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Brake Job (front)

That very same advice works for any vehicle that rolls and has brakes. Glad you got her figured out. I bet your calipers wont lock up now.
chevyman2 12/10/14 03:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: rug vs spray in vs slide in liner

slide in liners not only trap water as mentioned, they also turn the bed into a sheet of ice. Well I mean they become as slick as ice when you place items back there. Spray in protects better, dont get as slick, dont trap water. You can get a kit from Wally and do it yourself if you are inclined.
chevyman2 12/10/14 03:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Slide out fabric

Still, are you talking about the slide topper fabric? Do you even have a clue what is involved in replacing it. It takes 3 men about 30 minutes. At $100+ per hour labor. Do the math.
chevyman2 12/02/14 07:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leveling in in the winter

I think the real concern here is not tires or jacks. Best advice is to "use" it a few times in the winter (you know, start/move the home a little). Tires are made to take the weight, as are jacks. The concern is critters. -- Mice dont fly, they climb, therefore anything touching the ground is another open door for mice.
chevyman2 12/01/14 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fixin to pull the trigger...moving from TT to 5th Wheel

a lesson on how to back them up. Yes they are relatively easy, but "oh so very much" different. If you start to twist it in when you would the TT, you will hit the building everytime. Wait a few feet, then twist her in.
chevyman2 12/01/14 05:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: questions for winnebago owners

gfs 1943 is the correct answer for the rocker switch on the right of the guages. dash radio likely has a switch also. Should be on right side of gauges down the line with the others. It will say "Radio power" -- AUX on one side -- MAIN on the other. Probably under the battery disconnect. The solar panel, you may have to get up on the roof and gather numbers. I bet Winnebago has one in their "extremely huge" warehouse. Dont know about the spotlight on Winnies. I have seen a very few "anythings" with them, however there is usually a small joystick on the drivers armrest (from the few Ive seen) that operates the spotlight.
chevyman2 12/01/14 04:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Awning fabric replacement

depends. Is your awning an A&E or a Carefree? Is it an A&E windguard or not? Is it an electric or manual awning? Finally, unroll it completely and get the numbers on the roller tube. Now measure the size needed (from center of arm to center of arm). OH yeah, how does it roll up-white or black? Yes there are many things to consider when ordering awning fabrics. Not to mention, they will likely send you the wrong one 2 or 3 times. Go to the mfgr website and contact them, they can help you with all the fabrics they offer. And YES they make different quality levels there too. The more color changes, the quality & price changes too. Did I mention it will take a strong wire (2 pieces), 2 ladders, an old broom, vise grips, and 3 men to change out the fabric, as well as whatever size socket you need to unbolt the one arm from the top
chevyman2 12/01/14 04:44pm Toy Haulers
RE: Never saw it before !

We towed a class A with our forklift (slightly lifting the front so it would steer easier) and a chain to our F250 in the rear to stop it. Was a very long 1/4 mile trip to the engine/chassis/body shop.
chevyman2 12/01/14 08:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone just keep the first trailer?

Well I would love to say. "Just keep it, and fix it" often that is the best bet. However if everyone just kept theirs. I would be out of work. So would the 100s of thousands that build/sell RVs. So I guess I must say. BUY NEW, definitely BUY NEW. But if you must keep yours, send it to me for all repairs, (since I really dont want to be unemployed) "please"
chevyman2 12/01/14 08:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Replacing RV fridge with Residential Fridge

most of the new MH & 5ers come with residential fridge now. Most are not secured to the floor anywhere, they are all placed where they are up against something (kitchen Island usually) when slides are closed. Most have positive catches on top of the doors to hold the doors shut. What powers them? Of course shore power (which could be good enough for some, since they cool down in about 3 hours), the generator, and the inverter. -now if you replace yours with a residential style, you could run wires from your inverter into the receptacle that your fridge is plugged into.(if you have an inverter, which the OP does BTW). Then that receptacle will be powered by inverter and regular electric.
chevyman2 12/01/14 08:04am Tech Issues
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