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RE: Buying a Rental Class C. How many of us out there? (Long)

After buying a retired rental, say a 2008 Cruise America with 150K miles, would it be wise to replace all of the rubber like would be needed on a vehicle from the 90s? I'm thinking break lines, fuel lines, vacuum lines, etc. Check out my links in this post. This one will be of particular interest.
gotsmart 02/28/15 09:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hellwig Rear Swaybar - E450

We're at 4500 front, and run 60-psi, which is good for 4670. Tracking is better for it. Henderson's told me they often put a Safe-T-Plus on the front and a Super Steer Track Bar on the rear to solve most Class C tracking problems. If it's actually SWAY bothering you, then Sway Bars, and I'd do both ends. When a Ford chassis sways, it also Steers. So reducing Sway will also help tracking. X2 I have a Safe-T-Plus and Roadmaster front sway bar and SuperSteer rear trac bar. I posted about it here. At some point I may add a rear sway bar, but I'm not there yet.
gotsmart 02/28/15 02:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sway bars, which one

I have this Roadmaster front sway bar. I posted about here.
gotsmart 02/28/15 02:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Adventures in alignment or wanderer no more

What's the difference? The coach companies are putting structural loads on the cut-away chassis that Ford (and Chevy) did not design into the chassis. Ford will deliver to you an E450 cut-away of the wheelbase and chassis length of your choosing. From the front bumper to the back of the cab it is the same as their E450 delivery truck. Ford (and Chevy) assumes that the coach companies will beef up the suspension, etc to accommodate the requirements of a motorhome. The coach companies (as a general rule) don't do this - to save money. That is why you read here about RVers adding trac bars, larger sway bars/bushings, Bilstein shocks, helper air bags, steering stabilizers, and on and on.
gotsmart 02/25/15 05:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Adventures in alignment or wanderer no more

One of the first things that I did when I bought my Ford E450 MH is: 1) add a rear trac bar - because I flat tow a car 2) replace the OE (delivery truck) front sway bay with one designed for a MH 3) replaced the (leaking) OE steering damper with a Safe-T-Plus - which is a steering damper and centering device
gotsmart 02/22/15 06:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: plastic v. porcelain toilets

I have a Dometic Sealand 500 series (511+ ...I think). It is porcelain, easy to clean and service (IMO), and just plain works.
gotsmart 02/21/15 02:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: rest stops dump stations

Not sure how up to date this is: rv dump stations by State BTW, the link you posted (http://www.rvdumpstations.info) redirects to http://www.sanidumps.com/
gotsmart 02/20/15 10:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need some help?

I have a Cruise America 28R (30 feet from bumper to bumper). See the link in my signature for interior and exterior pictures. https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2844/11748467596_c1969c611d_z.jpg
gotsmart 02/20/15 05:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: A stupid question about towing

We're getting off topic here, so I'll keep this short. Ground clearance has not really changed. Rubbing, just a little bit during hard braking. Suspension rubbing - none. I did it for more side wall to smooth out the bumps in the road and so I can rotate my tires and have a usable spare tire. Daystar makes a 2 inch lift kit for the smart car - linky
gotsmart 02/19/15 09:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: A stupid question about towing

Did someone say they wanted larger tires on a smart? Before - with 155/55/15 fronts on 15"x4.5" wheels and 175/55/15 rears on 15"x5.5" wheels https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8318/8000530271_f7e75f69cb.jpg After - with 195/55/15s on 15"x5.5" wheels on all 4 corners https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7370/15846085654_3781c0a6bb.jpg :S
gotsmart 02/19/15 03:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: States for Full Timing

I was in Texas for a while but the constant rain ate me to the core. I drove to Arizona for some heat. My Geico will not cover me as of next month because I do not have a physical address. Really don't want to rent an apartment. I will be heading back to Texas at the end of the month to take care of business then to meet up w/my son for a bit. Do I need a UPS box or will a Post Office box do? What is the best insurance. I have a small DIY camper van & an impeccable driving record. Any recommendations would be appreciated. By the way, the campgrounds in Arizona are snobs. Nothing over 10 yrs are allowed. I have encountered a lot of older RVs that are in great shape but don't get in. A Private Mail Box (PMB) like what you would rent at a UPS store (or other parcel store, or Escapees, etc) has a physical street address. P.O. Boxes do not have physical street addresses and, with a few exceptions, cannot be used as one's domicile.
gotsmart 02/18/15 11:18am Full-time RVing
RE: A stupid question about towing

I have a new to me old Cruise America 2005 E450 Majestic 28' V10 and it has a class III trailer hitch. I was going to tow our Cadillac SLS on a trailer behind it when a friend told me to check the frame first because the frames are usually insufficient and added on to. Well I looked under it and sure enough the frame ends 24" behind the tires and has an angle iron addition to it with the hitch bolted on that. What can I tow with that without ruining the RV? You will have no problem towing one of these at around 1800 lbs. https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3928/15475173686_d68d13d7d3_z.jpg Or one of these: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8437/7796924256_26ac729fc3_z.jpg :B
gotsmart 02/18/15 10:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Onan micro quite 4000 won't stay running.

What are your Model and Spec Code? I may have that manual. Did you look at the Flight Systems link? 4KY FA26100J I will check "Flight Systems" later today. Thanks for all the help...:B Kilowatts: 4 = 4000 (4000 Watts) Product Family: KY Starting method: F (remote startable) Voltage & Frequency code: A (120 volt, 60-Hz) Specification number: 26100 (code for options & special features) Specification letter: J (Used to identify major design or manufacturing changes) The serial number will tell you the month and year it was built, and the location of the manufacturing plant that it was built at.
gotsmart 02/17/15 05:43pm Tech Issues
RE: A stupid question about towing

I have a 2005 CA 28R. See my signature. I traded in my pickup for an 1,800 lb smart car - partly to stay well under the hitch rating for the motorhome.
gotsmart 02/17/15 05:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: windows xp3

Hello. I recently repaired my older Toshiba laptop by re-installing the XP OS , using the repair CD that came withthe PC. The installation includes SP2 but I'd like to add SP3. I can't download from Microsoft since they don't support XP any more.Are any of you aware of a download site for this service pack? My searching hasn't turned anything up. Thanks. Windows XP SP3 (service pack 3) 32-bit download from Microsoft.
gotsmart 02/11/15 03:22pm Technology Corner
RE: Disabled License Plates

Is there any advantage or reason to have handicap plates on a Class C motorhome? In WA state you could own 100 vehicles registered in your name, but only 1 of them can have handicap plates. You get a hanging placard for the rearview mirror to use on the other 99 vehicles, rental cars, or if you're in someone else's vehicle. If your state is like WA put the handicap plates of the car/toad and use the placard on the MH (when needed). Many folks just jam the placard between the windshield and "A" pillar on the MH when staying in a handicap site at an RV park.
gotsmart 02/08/15 09:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Jeep Renagade not flat towable

Have you called Remco to see what their response is? http://www.remcoindustries.com/Towing/Store.php Even though the vehicle is not listed in their "select your vehicle" list, call them. They may have a solution or may tell you that they are working on it.
gotsmart 02/07/15 12:51am Dinghy Towing
RE: Got my Dodge Scotty Motor Home back

Here is another one, not as slick as the OPs. http://www.nextechclassifieds.com/listings/view/482378/ fixed it.
gotsmart 02/07/15 12:22am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What is the Aux Start switch for?

If the chassis battery is dead, press AND HOLD the AUX (emergency start) button while turning the key to start the engine. This lets the engine try to start using the house (coach) battery(ies). Once the engine has started release the AUX button.
gotsmart 02/05/15 03:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: I TRIED TO GIVE CAMPING WORLD MY MONEY

When CW 'reaches out' to a poster, you never hear anymore about it. I wonder why??????????? You've been around here long enough to know why. GSE staff have posted their reasons here. GSE has decided not to air out its own dirty laundry publicly for everyone and its competitors to view. GSE has posted that the OP is free to post anything that they want concerning their dispute/issue. Now... if you're real question is why do the majority of the OP's in the Dear Marcus forums choose to not post their resolutions... well, the short answer is: it's human nature.
gotsmart 02/03/15 11:22pm Camping World RV Sales
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