I just had mine tinted last week. I had them install 5%, which is limo tint. My tint is 13" tall in the center of the window, more like 16" at the corner of the window. I also had the driver's and passenger's windows tinted limo. The front portion of the driver/passenger window, I only had the upper half tinted, so looking into my mirrors is still clear. The tint is about where the visor would cover anyways. It is way beyond "legal", but all my trucks and cars are way lower than legal, and i've never been pulled over for it. It cooled it down considerably in the front, especially driving right into the sun. It cost me $200 for the whole job.
Looks like a decent deal. Just remember that it will be a lot harder to sell it without slides and jacks if you decide to go with something different later on. As others have stated, check the date codes on the tires, all of them including the inside duals and spare. Just because they "look ok" doesn't mean a thing. If you don't know how to check the date codes, take it to any tire shop and have them inspect the tires for you. We are telling you this because 6 new tires for that bad boy will cost you $2300 or more. Check all the appliances, overhead a/c, dash a/c, shocks, etc. If it needs a bunch of work you need to offer them less. If the tires are older than 7 years that money needs to come right off the top, and you head straight to the tire shop after you buy it. If I was spending that much money, I would probably take it to an RV dealer that does inspections and spend however much it costs to have someone really take a deep look at everything. These things can put you in negative money in a big hurry. Good luck!
I just got done putting about $5k into my 1994 georgie boy 28' class A. I had 8R 19.5 tires on my coach, and switched them out for 225/70/19.5's. It lowered the coach about an inch, and changed the low end acceleration a little bit(more low end power). I also replaced the roof a/c, replaced a lot of dash a/c parts(it works now) and so on. New engine water pump, all hoses, t-stat, belts, radiator flush & fluid, etc. Tinted front windows on the upper 1/4 to keep sun out of my eyes. Fixed various wiring and plumbing issues. Ripped out the flooring, carpet, etc. and replaced it all(huge job). Mine did not come with a spare tire carrier, so I had to build one, along with a heavier duty trailer hitch to haul more than 350# tongue weight, and 3500# trailer weight. Then there were airbags up front(p30 chassis) that had to be replaced, new shocks, sway bar bushings, etc. There has been TONS of work, and yes being mechanically inclined is a curse. I would find one that someone had just replaced the tires on, and has obviously been maintained. These things are a big enough money pit when you start with one that hasn't been cared for or maintained. Look at several before you pull the trigger. I wouldn't pay more than about 8k for one, then that leaves you $4k to do repairs when needed.
My vote is hankook. Best bang for the buck X2. I used to drive 18 wheelers with just about every brand of tire, hankook was the least problematic, rode the smoothest, the cheapest, and almost never had a problem. Other tires on the same truck would blow out constantly, or wear out prematurely. Toyo's are good too, and about the same money.
I have 106k on my '07 duramax, and i've changed the filter 3 times. I watch the gauge, and seems like right around 30-35k it's time to replace it. They don't cost much, and are cheap insurance for your engine!
I would probably go to jegs or summit where you can compare all the different tach's and see which one you like. Most local auto parts stores (napa, o'reilly, etc) will have quit a few in stock. I'm sure they come with instructions, and our engines are from the era when we can still work on them. I have a '94 georgie boy, also without a tach. I will be watching this thread, I would like to put a tach in mine also.
This is our second class A with the driver's door. We would not buy one without it. Ours is a georgie boy. No wind noise, great for fueling up, and if backing into a very tight spot on the driver's side, just swing the door open and get a good look at where you're going. Also, mine has the HWH leveling system, and the controls are on the left side of the driver's seat, and would be impossible to see without standing outside of the coach with the door open. So when I get to my camping spot, I swing the driver's door open and level the coach standing right there pulling controls. Works perfectly.
What are the hours of your shop and where are you located :) Great job!
LOL. I don't know if i'd ever do it again. Lots of work, almost overwhelming at times. And it wasn't just the flooring and interior. The roof a/c didn't work, the engine was on the original water pump, belts, hoses, etc. and was probably gonna leave me stranded. I just replaced it a few weeks ago, i'm 100% certain it would have left me stranded somewhere. I also got the dash a/c working, all of these things are a hard job on a 20 year old RV, especially when some of the parts aren't available or really hard to find. Thankfully, I am very mechanical and can fix almost anything with my own two hands. I have probably put $5k into this thing, and it's probably only worth about $8k. The wife and I love it, and it works perfect for us.
I had a 1994 chevy K1500 with the 5.7 350 small block. I loved the truck in every way, but the exhaust was just too quiet for me. I had a muffler shop install a flowmaster single in/dual out to the bumper. Sounded great, like a whole different truck. There wasn't much drone at all. I got rear ended and the exhaust got all bent up, so I had to get the two pipes past the muffler replaced. I put them at an angle past the rear tire, sort of at a 45 degree angle, and had larger tips installed. Then, the truck sounded AWESOME. It had a very deep tone, I used to love driving that truck with the windows down.
Because I like white caulk. I guess if it was your RV, you would choose whatever suits YOU. How did I know someone would complain about something. That's not why I created this post. I created the post to give some guys that have older coaches like mine hope that the interior could look a lot nicer. Too bad one crybaby has to spoil the whole bunch. I like it, that's all that matters.
Maybe you have a plug wire crossed, or the distributor timing off by one tooth. Premium fuel should always be run with these big engines. Not only will it run smoother, you'll get better mileage, it will quit detonating/exploding the fuel, and probably run cooler in the process.
Here are some pictures of the inside of my 94 georgie boy pursuit 28' class A. I have spent the better part of 6 months when I have time working on this thing, getting it to the condition I want it to be in. I did all the work myself. What do you guys/gals think?