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RE: Two twin beds

My Concord has twin beds. We love them.
darealmccoy 01/28/14 05:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How big is your fuel tank?

My chevy 4500 has a 55 gal tank.
darealmccoy 01/28/14 04:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Skylight shattered

Have you checked with your insurance company? This is covered under comprehensive. If you have a low deductible, have them handle it. I would at least get an estimate from a RV repair shop and weigh the options. Dave
darealmccoy 09/04/13 03:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: add leveling jacks to class c?

I had Bigfoot levelers added to my Concord in Lakeland, FL at a shop that does 5 or 6 sets weekly in June. Cost was $3800. I got the set with the remote. There is a cheaper set that has a hard wired actuator and a more expensive set that is fully automatic. Bigfoot makes them specifically for Class Cs. I used them on several occasions and they are fantastic. I chose Bigfoot over the HWH because they do not use springs to retract and they do not take up a compartment for the pump, etc. They are retracted hydraulicly and the pump unit is located under the coach inside the frame. Check the Bigfoot website and give them a call. I really like the remote as I can stand outside and make sure the jacks are properly extended and place wood pads if needed. There is no way I would hane a MH without a leveling system. Dave
darealmccoy 08/14/13 11:59am Tech Issues
RE: getting fifth wheel brakes on 2500 chev duramax set right

One more thing. After you have your truck and trailer loaded and ready to go camping, you will probably have to readjust due to the added wright of all your "stuff". Happy camping. Dave
darealmccoy 08/09/13 10:58am Beginning RVing
RE: Does anyone know

This certainly looks homemade. A great design and looks really good. Maybe contact Athens RV in Athens, TX. They may know the owner, or maybe make them. Let us know what you find out. Dave
darealmccoy 08/06/13 03:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: My new to me 2011 Jayco 31SS has no spare tire?

My Concord came with a spare as standard equipment. It is in a well in the rear compartment made for that purpose with a lid on the well. But, as Bumpy says, no jack or lug wrench. I would not attempt to change a tire - that's what I pay Coachnet for. One poster mentioned removing a rear dual to use in the event of a front tire flat. Not a good idea, even if it would fit - with aluminum wheels, only the inner steel OEM wheel will work up front - as you will grossly overload the remaining tire, quite possible causing it to blow. Just my $0.02. Dave
darealmccoy 08/02/13 06:02am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Weights for an awning shade

I've been using gallon milk/water jugs for years as temporary weights. Haul them empty, fill with water or sand when you get to your destination, empty when you leave. The ones with the screw-on lids are the best as the lids don't pop off if dropped or banged. Run a bungee cord through the handles and they can be strapped to the ladder or other place if room is not available elsewhere. I've also seen plastic grocery bags full of sand and gravel used, but they are not very substantial. Dave
darealmccoy 07/27/13 01:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: convection microwave

I assume the glass tray is the turntable. If so, they are rather generic, different diameters, but basically the same. You might try Sears parts website - they carry parts for most microwaves. Hope you find what you need. Dave
darealmccoy 07/25/13 02:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: need a TOAD

Your first consideration should be the towing capacity of your new rig. I suspect it is 3500 pounds. Not sure what the Solara weighs, but it is probably more than the MH can safely tow. Good luck in finding the right car. And definitely forget the dolly, that's 400 or more pounds that adds to the weight of the toad. Dave
darealmccoy 07/25/13 10:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Slides & Locks

My 2000 Escaper had one lock that went right above the driver. I used it all the time, but didn't see the reason for it because the rear of the slide had no way to lock it. Dave
darealmccoy 07/02/13 06:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What are you towing behind your RV?

2013 CMC Terrain. Put trans in Neutral, one click on the key to unlock the steering, pull one fuse , and go. Also, activate the suppl braking system, but IMHO that is required with all toads. Dave
darealmccoy 06/28/13 12:44pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Lighting problem - HELP

Thanks to those that answered. I already had an appt with the dealer for some other work, so I had them check this. It was a fuse as I had suspected. Not any that are listed in the owner's manual as protecting the rear lights, but some general fuse under the hood that is apparently used to protect the rear lights on the cutaway van until the builder gets it. So much for the owner's manual. Looks like Chevy's Owner's Manual for my unit is generic for all Express vans, and not necessarily specific to the cutaway chassis. Anyway, problem solved - only cost about $100. Thanks again, Dave
darealmccoy 06/27/13 01:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone with the Chevy 6.0 Class C?

Just made a 950 mile trip to Lakeland, FL and back towing the Terrain. This was our first long trip towing, and I kept the cruise control on the whole way set at 60. Got 9.7 MPG. All relatively flat ground with a few hills. Non towing, I get about 10.5. I am pleased with the Chevy 4500 and 6.0 V8. Dave
darealmccoy 06/25/13 07:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bigfoot hydraulic automatic Leveling Jacks - Class C

Just had them installed at Bigfoot of Florida in Lakeland. Haven't had a chance to use them yet as my parking pad at the house is level. These are set up from the factory in Michigan specifically for Class C on the Chevy 4500 chassis. They are straight down jacks. Had HWH on the last MH, and wouldn't be without them. Dave
darealmccoy 06/22/13 10:21am Class C Motorhomes
Lighting problem - HELP

2012 Coachmen Concord on a Chevy 4500 chassis. Yesterday, I hooked up the toad and as I was checking the lights, found the right rear Brake/Turn Signal was not working on the MH, or the toad. The front Turn Signal was working as usual as well as the dash indicator and clicker. This unit has 2 fuse boxes and by least 50 fuses. I pulled the ones listed for turn signals, etc. and all were good, both visual and by continuity check. Did not see any loose wires. Anybody have any suggestions? Everything worked fine until a couple days ago. I drove over 400 miles yesterday, and have another 400 tomorrow. I'm in Lakeland, FL having Bigfoot levelers installed. Thanks for any suggestions. Dave
darealmccoy 06/18/13 07:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Turn Signal Converter

I'm not an electrician or auto mechanic, but have you considered vibration? Although auto bulbs are pretty resilient, the filaments will break under a lot of vibration. Had this problem on an old pickup many years ago. Check your installation and make sure the bulbs you added are firmly attached to the housings. Just my $0.02. Dave
darealmccoy 06/15/13 10:31am Dinghy Towing
Dinghy towing newbie

I am new to dinghy towing. Bought a 2013 GMC Terrain to tow behind the MH. It is set up with Blue Ox baseplate and Alpha towbar, wired with extra bulbs in the lights. I will be using the Blue Ox Patriot brake system. I know I have to pull fuse 32 (will be making a bypass switch). I have 2 questions. 1) Does anyone using the Patriot know how long it will take to drain the toad battery to a point where the car will not start? Can I drive it 400 miles before I need to worry? The Terrain manual says to run the engine for 5 minutes every fuel stop, which in my case would be about 400 miles. Of course, I will be stopping every couple hours, but the Patriot manual indicates that the unit needs to be reset every time the car is started. Will I have sufficient battery to start the car? 2) I would like to add a charging circuit from the MH to the toad through the 7 wire outlet on the MH and into the 6 wire on the toad. Has anyone done this, and if so, what gauge wire and should it be fused? Would this eliminate pulling the fuse in the toad? IIRC from my trailer towing days, the center pin in the 7 wire outlet is the one used for 12V battery circuit. Thanks for any advise. Dave
darealmccoy 06/12/13 02:13pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 2 6-volt or 2 12-volt batteries

If one of two 6 volt batteries dies, you'll have 6 volts. Go with two 12 volt. Dave
darealmccoy 06/01/13 02:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Skylight

I'm not sure exactly what you are saying. When the roof is installed, it is in one sheet and the holes for the vents, skylights, AC, etc. are cut out. The usual method is to cut diagonally across the opening from corner to corner - a big X. The sides are then folded into the opening and usually stapled or glued to the framing around the hole. The V shaped ends, if they extend below the ceiling are cut off just a little above the ceiling. The flanges of vents, skylights, etc. cover these pieces. Since they are usually hidden by the flange, how would cutting them create more light? Maybe I am not understanding your question, but this is how the roof should be. If you can clarify, maybe we can help. Dave
darealmccoy 06/01/13 01:52pm General RVing Issues
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