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RE: A.C.E. Motorhomes

for about the same price you can get a Winnebago, Tiffin, Newmar, or Forest River product. The ACE is a Thor product, and Thor stuff is known industry wide for having issues with slideout and leveling jack problems. We get them in daily. BTW, Winnebago actually mounts their front chairs to steel and has the whole front "A to B" pillar section made of steel. All others use fiberglass and wood in this area. Winnebago also uses a 1 piece fiberglass roof. Actually I hope you find the product you like and have the best luck with it (regardless of brand name). If its ACE, then go buy an ACE. I just hope you enjoy whatever you buy.
chevyman2 10/20/14 08:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trailer Shopping

Some Airstreams do! However, most TTs these days do not install windows in the very front due to so much damage in the front (road damage,ETC), and most people dont really like a window right over their bed. You might have to look hard for an older TT. I certainly hope you can find a 2015 that has a window on both ends. Im sure Heartland doesnt make a floorpan with a front window, but there may be someone that does. Go to the websites and look at all the floorpans, they should have window locations listed on the floorpan picture. Try thor, forestriver, jayco, heartland, gulf stream, and winnebago. (I think that is all the mfgrs these days)In other words, every "brand" is manufactured by one of these companies. (and YES, winnebago does make new TTs now)
chevyman2 10/20/14 07:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Sources for Used Mohos

rvdirect. Also, dont know where you are most of the time, but if you are ever in Florida. You can likely find an auction somewhere. A very large amount of MHs are auctioned in Florida.
chevyman2 10/20/14 07:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: new to DP and question regarding charging batteries

Congrats on the Sports Coach. Forest River makes a fine product. Yes the posts above has given the correct advice. You have a power management system. It will determine what you can/cant use when plugged in to less than 50a
chevyman2 10/20/14 07:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: repairing shattered window

Well at the shop, we have found it to be cheaper to replace the entire window-frame and all-than to try to replace just 1 pane. --Problem is, you must take pictures of the frame, measurements, any radius, and a picture of all the little stickers/numbers/info on the corners of the panes. It takes several weeks for Hehr to send windows, and usually they are wrong, but when you finally get the right ones, they replace very easy. Like I said. It has proven to be (A considerable amount cheaper) to replace the entire frame/windows/unit. Usually an RV dealer can get this ordered for you. However as someone mentioned, if you carry "comprehensive" insurance on your camper, then call insurance and let them handle is as they will.
chevyman2 10/20/14 07:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Fixing corners???

Start at the furthest most point near the top (that is still straight and attached). From there down remove all screws and check the framework to see if the screws will still go back in and fasten tight. (If not-then add wood filler to the screw holes and allow a minimum of 24 hours to harden) ---After the wood is solid enough to accept screws again, then apply some butyl tape (strip caulk) to the aluminum trip, and start forming the trim to the walls (by using a rubber mallot), and applying screws as you form down. If you take your time-work/form slow, and attach screws tight (but not so tight they "strip out") you can perform this task, and nobody will ever know.
chevyman2 10/20/14 07:21am Travel Trailers
RE: low point drains using antifreeze

You should be fine as long as you let the faucets run till you had a good "pink" flow. You could always open the low points now. I do. It will not hurt to have as little fluid as possible in those lines. Especially in MI. The more room you have in the lines for fluid to flow, the better you will be.
chevyman2 10/20/14 07:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Which is better the Montana or Cedar Creek 5th wheel

Once again, We have never had a Cedar Creek in for service. We currently have 5 Montanas in for repairs. Basically, we dont have many service issues from Forest River, We always have lots of quality issues with anything from THOR. (BTW) Keystone is owned by THOR.
chevyman2 10/16/14 07:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cougar 244 vs Sundance XLT 245

We get a poop load of Cougars in every week or so for repair. I can only remember 1 Sundance coming in for repair.
chevyman2 10/16/14 07:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Allegro Bus fog lights won't turn off

Every Allegro Bus we have had in the shop has a toggle switch on the dash marked fog lights, not to mention they generally do not come on unless the headlights are already on. Then again, Im not sure I have seen an Allegro Bus that old. I think 2005 is the oldest we have had in.
chevyman2 10/16/14 07:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical system doesn't work.

Yes everything that you said "works" is strictly 12v, and will run on battery power only. Now plug in to shore power and see if the rest of the stuff inside works. If so. You're good. If not, then you either wired up the new converter wrong, left a wire off, accidently flipped the main breaker off, or something similar.
chevyman2 10/13/14 02:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rear brake roters for 2000 winebago brave

Winnebago. I bet they still have some. Ever seen their warehouse? Well lets say this. If you are standing at one end, you absolutely can not see the other end.
chevyman2 10/13/14 02:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fridge question regarding leveling

Well Im not the guy that fixes refrigerators at work, I also dont know the official names of these things. However there is a tube on the back of the fridge units (part of the cooling unit). This is the tube where all the (vapor lock type situations always happened). Well anyway, that tube used to be real short. Nowadays, these tubes are long, even go over the top. They dont often "vapor lock" these days. You can be as much as a whole bubble off level with no problems today.
chevyman2 10/13/14 02:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Water heater

If you have a switch inside on the wall somewhere, there is no reason to ever have to turn the one outside to "off". As far as cooking the element, the newest units can even handle a few minutes of "dry cooking". Nothing like your house. Because the newer heaters (at least some of them), have a reset. If you try to light it dry, it will kick the reset, and not do any harm to the element.
chevyman2 10/13/14 01:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Water Heater Bypass Idea's

If need be, you can run a line from the cold water and add a valve. (that will turn off/on the water flow to/from the water heater. Then you can place a one way "check" valve on the hot water outlet at the water heater itself. (In other words just adding 1 valve on cold side and check valve on hot will "bypass" the water heater). Many class As are plumbed this way.
chevyman2 10/11/14 08:13pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Winterizing: Water valve positions

Since we dont know exactly what RV you have, I will say this. You can likely "google" it. However I do know that some class As do have 3 valves "near" the water inlet. 1 is water heater bypass. 1 is to stop the pump from siphoning from the fresh tank. 1 is to make the pump siphon from the siphon hose (that you put in the bottle of Rv antifreeze) "RV pink koolaid" If these valves sound familiar, you will need to turn all 3 in opposite directions as they are for normal use.
chevyman2 10/11/14 08:04pm Beginning RVing
RE: What is wrong with my slides?

definitely the battery. Funny part is, you (possibly) could have plugged your (or someones) tow vehicle in to the 7 way "light" plug, and the rooms would have likely went in. (Assuming the truck had a "properly wired" plug receptacle)
chevyman2 10/11/14 07:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Roof vent confusion

Well the one thing to consider is wiring. Yes, a big part of the coaches wires, run inside the roof. In your case, if there is a wiring harness close to your existing vent to steal power from, you will be better off. You still need to "fish" wires over to/thru the wall to have a wall mounted switch though. Can be tough, certainly not impossible. However, as Johno02 said. In a 5er, the ceilings can be way up there, and putting the work in to a wall switch will pay dividends at first use.. I do like navegator's idea alot. I think that would be my choice.
chevyman2 10/11/14 07:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: what if?

the "inverter" should not be turned on when plugged in to a power source. The "inverter" actually -inverts-12v (from battery) to 110v and that will burn the converter/inverter/charger box. The inverter should only be used when not using any power source, and engine is running. (There should be a switch/button somewhere in the unit to turn on/off the actual inverter function). The converter/charger portion operates every time you are using a power source. (shore power or generator) I assume you was just talking about having the unit plugged in and solar charging turned on. No harm done. The solar just charges the chassis battery anyway. The converter/inverter/charger box will charge chassis and coach batteries.
chevyman2 10/11/14 07:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric awning and slide out

Yes electric slides always have a backup plan, however it is generally the gears that break on slideouts, which make the backup plan useless. Generally everytime we make a service call for a "non-closing" slide room, we end up using old fashioned "force" and push it in by hand (with the help of more people). As for the awning. Im sure there is a manual rollup, but Ive never bothered with looking for the way.
chevyman2 10/06/14 07:28pm Travel Trailers
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