Can anyone tell me when american coach went to liberty chassi I thought they were spartan ??
they always were called Liberty chassis......they call them Liberty Clips...had Spartan Liberty clips now Fl
they buy the chassis ...and it is the rear end with the motor and the front end with the front axle...with I-beams connecting them together...at the factory they replace the I-beams with the motorhome frame ..that American builds
they went to Fl this years models...Chuck
Looking at American. Monaco which unit has better quality longevity? Also which unit is better insulated anyone have any info on this thanks
I PROBABLY WOULDN'T BUY EITHER....FOR SURE I WOULDN'T BUY THE MONACO..HAD MANY FRIENDS THAT DID AND WERE SORRY ..ALL HAVE BEEN SOLD NOW...BEST CHOICE WOULD BE A NEWMAR..
BUT, AMERICAN COACH, AT THEIR SERVICE CTR AT DECATUR ,IN IS BY FAR THE BEST,THOSE GUYS KNOW THEIR COACHES AND DO A FANTASTIC JOB....SO BASED ON THIS, KNOWING YOU CAN GO THERE...MAKES IT THE CHOICE...CHUCK
Question for you Tracvision L2 users. I use transponder 19 when home here in NY, but when south of DC area, i had to use a different transponder and can't for the life of me remember which one.
Any of you aware of which transponder to use? Thanks!
I will be making my first trip from Florida north to Canada. I wondering if it is best to go through Charlotte, NC or Raleigh? I am trying to avoid the heaviest traffic. Will be in a 35ft Class A. Any advice would be appreciated. Peter
I would go up 75 into Ga..at exit 201...take 23 to Jackson , 16 to Monticello and 83 up to I-20...into Columbia,SC....stay at the Barnyard ..it is an 1 1/2 hr to Charlotte from Columbia up 77 to 81,then 81 to Scranton.. can Stay in Lexington,Va at Lee-Hi campground ...off 81.....Chuck
We are leaving Providence, RI at 7:30am on Monday, and are headed across I-80 in PA. Obviously, the most direct route is I-95, but we've had very bad luck with that route, and the timing is likely to make traffic worse. So, I've been planning to come across towards Hartford and then take 84 through NY and 81 down to 80.
In another thread, I asked about Hartford traffic (since I'll be hitting it right around 9am), and found that the route south of the city is blocked off - meaning I have to go right into town at the end of rush hour.
So, is that still the best bet, or is there a different path I should take to get from Providence to I-80 in PA?
come out of RI on 95 south doen to the Conn river, there take Ct rt 9..which is a 4 lane divided...over to 91 south...91 south for maybe 6 miles to 691 over to 84 west...hardest thing you will have to do is stay awake...Chuck
I just talked to a tech support person @ KVH and they told me that my KVH trackvision sat dish "Model LM" will not work with MY Direct TV Model D10 SD receiver by the end of 2013.
Has any one heard of this?
DTV is aparently going to make my receiver obsolete by the end of the year and the newer receivers will not work with my LM Trackvision forcing me to buy an new RV satelite dish system.
WILL DISH WORK...?......I'LL JUST GO FROM DIRECT TO DISH...DIRECT NOT THE END OF THE WORLD BY ANY MEANS
Check out Black Rock State Park in Watertown, CT--a couple of miles off rt. 8, I'd feel a heck of a lot safer there than at the Danbury rest stop. Easy on and off.
If you are to go Watertown for Black Rock...right across the street is a campground ....BranchBrook...go there...Chuck
This is our first BIG trip. There are 2 routes to consider.
-84west > 81south > 64east > 95south (longer but avoids NYC and NJ)
-95 south the WHOLE way down (shorter but includes the GW Bridge and NYC and NJ)
Anyone takes these routes? Advice???
84 out of Ct to 87 south after the Newburgh,NY bridge to Sufferin,Ny and pickup 287 for 40 miles to 78 west....stay on 78 to 81....go 81 to I-66 near Winchester,Va on 66 fo 25 miles to Va rt 17...which is like Ct-rt 9......stay on 17 around Warrenton,Va to 95 and then down 95.......then you can go around Richmond or go straight thru on 95.....great route....Chuck
I am very close on making a deal for a new 14 Mtn Aire 4360. This is an all electric coach (what are the pros and cons for all electric)?
I live about 1400 miles away so I have not seen the coach in person. The build sheet does not show a sat ant or the optional underbelly slide freezer, any suggestions that these are a huge benefit or I can add later either or both?
Any other opinions or suggestions Please chime in.
We had the same thoughts about all elect,but in the 2 yrs we have owned one, it is not bad.....would buy another one all elect.....I like the optional comp refrig...we use it for water,soda and beer...which is what you use the most when sitting outside and leaves the inside refrig for food
Good choice on the Newmar..we had 2 previous to this one....went to buy a MADP but DW saw this one, so you know how that goes.....she lives with her mistake daily...Chuck
Best direct route to avoid NYC?
Scenic alternative routes if have extra day or so?
81 to 78 to 287 north to Sufferin,NY to 87 north to Newburgh,NY and onto 84 here,much better road and traffic..Chuck
CA has an RV endorsement for fivers between 10k - 15k lbs.
I just went thru it. Written test only, super easy.
CA RV Endorsement
Perhaps other states have something similar?
Does not CDL stand for Commercial Drivers License? RVs DO NOT require a person to have a Commercial Drivers License!
This statement is far from the truth...if someone paid you to drive their RV...you will need a CDL and all the trimmings that go with it...IF, you drive a RV for a transport company, you best have a CDL......but some states,ie,Texas do have requirements that you need a NON-COMMERCIAL license to drive over 10,001 lbs or air brakes ...Chuck
This will be the first time we have taken the 5th wheel far from home using a diesel truck. Have laid out fueling stops.
However, what is the etiquette at a truck stop?
Do RV's use the same pumps as the 18 wheelers?
Are there regular credit card readers at these pumps?
Is all the fuel Ultra Low Sulfur?
You can use the RV pumps at FlyingJ/PIlot....but cc has limit and you have to continue to swipe...can use truck pumps but have to go in and give then cc and how much you think you will use.....
All same diesel....
Etiquette is after you finish fueling,you pull up to line and go in and take care of cc...Chuck
Heading down to Ocean Lakes in a couple of weeks from Dutchess County New York. Want to avoid the tunnels in Baltimore. Any info appreciated!!!
287 to 78 to 81 ...stay on 81 to I-66 at Winchester,Va...25 miles on 66 to Va rt 17 thru Warrenton,Va to 95...then 95 down....Chuck
Next time, in Wythesville,stay exit 80 at Ft Chiswell...down 1/4 mile behind Flying J...all pull-thrus and level
On 95 in Carolina's have Carolina Crossroads...in Roanoke Rapids.....exit 171..another great overnight spot...Chuck
Hello all. I'm taking a trip from NJ to Myrtle Beach in a couple of weeks. I'm going down I-78, i-81, I-66, 17, i-95 south.
I'm staying over in Ashland, Va just North of Richmond on a Thursday night and will be heading I-95 South on a Friday morning.
Any suggestions for bad traffic spots around Richmond. Or is it all bad?
Should I take 95 straight through Richmond or 295 around it?
Any other suggestions.
I always go straight thru...last time at 5 pm and wasn't bad.....only about 10 miles that CAN GET TIGHT.......I stay at Ashland,also, and leave about 9-930 am and traffic is ok...Chuck
Wow Chuck, you really get around! My grandson who lives in Nashville is bringing his wife and two little ones to Maine to stay with us in August. My sweet little 3 year old great granddaughter wraps me around her little finger! I see ice cream cones, etc in my near future. They also are bringing their 3 month old son who I have yet to see for the first time. Going to be a busy week! :)
Bill, A Moving Target Is Hard To Hit...lol...hear ya on your grand daughter...my daughter lives in Ct,only reason we keep a place here...she has 3 little boys....6,4 and 6 weeks old.....they actually just sold their house in W Htfd and moved in here..a 2 BR ,1500 sq ft place while they finish their new house in Avon 3500 sq ft with rv barn for two,lol and a 1000 sq ft in-law apt...so we will be more mobile,less to take care of......Chuck
we used to stay in Bass River...but the newer RV's have out grown this little park as far as elect go
next we liked Scusset on the canal, and if we just drive up we give it a go but hard to get in
so now hit Campers' Haven in Dennisport but my dear daughter is going there in Aug with her motorhome and friends , so didn't want to go next week there....so...
we now are going to Atlantic Oaks in Eastham....
Our favorite is the one in Scusset on the bike path....
This trip going with them for 5 days,then stop at The Sun for a nite then going to Biloxi,Ms for a week,then to Nashville,Tn (for a wedding) then back to CT
I can not remember the name , but , on Pine Island in the middle of Carabelle is a Passport campground , nice sites , kinda on the water , beaut swim pool , boat launch , hot tubs , viewing towers .
Is this the one near the marina,where they were just building it and gonna sell the sites ??
not sure if your clearance problem was going into JISP,but I bent my air horn and broke the front a/c cover going into that park a few yrs back...so don't go in there any longer...Chuck
I wish! lol)) It was a railroad underpass...... it wasn't pretty.:o
Wow, can feel for you...yrs back got caught under one with a truck, no visible damage,but could hear it clipping the roof....so now somewhat gun shy....