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RE: Our first motorhome question.

Yes. This is normal class A gasser behavior. They do not behave well on bumpy roads or windy conditions. There is no magical fix other than lowering the air pressure in your tires. Be very careful about the potential for blow outs with insufficient air pressure in your tires though. You can't really group them all into that category, IMO, as we had a P32 National Tropical with a tag axle for 9yrs, that we drove all over the country and must say, that if anyone had complaints with the way it handled, then I'd have to say, that they just couldn't drive. The only strain I ever had with driving it, was when we drove across three SW states in 50mph crosswinds and that would have been with anything. Other than that, one little finger on the wheel would keep it between the lines and trucks didn't have much of an effect on it, either. Don't think there's a better ride out there, other than a DP. Naturally what we have now is superior and even without the tag, as there's not much overhang behind the rear wheels and what it's all about IMO with whether or not, the tail is going to wag the dog or not. Topical 36, I was not aware that gassers had tag axles. Please read my post again. I specifically stated "gassers". I would much prefer the diesel chassis ride over a gasser, but the poster was asking about his gas rig. Just clearing it up.
mc.cc 08/16/17 07:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire covers

I too utilized them once and did not find that they made any difference in a set of tires that would be timed out at 7-8 years. I still had cracks in the side walls at 7-8 years. My experience with them would be identical to "hipower".
mc.cc 08/15/17 08:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Our first motorhome question.

Yes. This is normal class A gasser behavior. They do not behave well on bumpy roads or windy conditions. There is no magical fix other than lowering the air pressure in your tires. Be very careful about the potential for blow outs with insufficient air pressure in your tires though.
mc.cc 08/15/17 07:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Not Happy witn new Tiffin

I've had my 2016 Fleetwood Bounder 35K for a little over a year and am just now getting all the kinks worked out of it. Not big stuff (thank goodness) just little things that are annoying, but having owned travel trailers and one rig previously, I chalked it up to normal RV ownership.
mc.cc 08/15/17 07:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sumo solos

Yes. it does stiffen up the ride a bit. But it also makes you feel a little more in control of the rig with all four. I replaced the bump stops. It would have made the ride too stiff if I had placed the larger sumo springs on the rear. You will still feel sway, but not to the degree that it was before. I will probably still go with a larger auxillary sway bar on the rear later.
mc.cc 07/25/17 06:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why is there a TV over the driver seat?

I have 4 TV's in my rig. I only have two in my house. You almost get the feeling that they just put a TV on every empty wall space they can find. They are all the same brand as well. When you turn one on, there is at least another that will turn on at the same time with that same remote. Not complaining, just more than we will ever use.
mc.cc 07/25/17 06:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Deleted

These are vacuum type toilets that suck the contents into the holding tanks. Reverse air flow. Much like they have on cruise ships. The noise is not as loud as an AC unit. It should be slightly louder than the onboard water pump. I would consider someone too picky if this was bothersome to them in their site next door.
mc.cc 07/20/17 06:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Natchez Trace

Loved this trip. The roads are in good condition except through Jackson and Tupelo. You may hit a few pot holes in those two towns. The road gets better the further south you drive. Loved this drive! It took us about 4 days to do it. Make sure you eat at the King's Tavern in Natchez and the Lovelace Café in Nashville. Spend some time in Natchez and tour a few of the antebellum homes. Great trip. One of the best trips we have done in our MH.
mc.cc 06/05/17 07:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A body roll

An update to this post. I did install Sumo springs on the front, and a steering stabilizer. Even though the original topic is about body roll, these two items helped with other issues I was having. The Sumo springs did help with the pounding jarring you get on those chassis' when hitting a bump on the interstate and it did help some with the sway. The steering stabilizer has done just that. I did purchase the additional Sumo springs for the rear to go in place of the bump stops. I think this will add additional stability with the jarring and with the sway, but I am going to go with the additional rear sway bar from Road Master on the rear. I feel a little more in control of the rig with just these two items installed. More importantly, my wife noticed a difference after she got behind the wheel.
mc.cc 03/26/17 05:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tell me if I'm crazy?

Keep in mind on this thread the folks that are giving you advice that have actually been to those areas. The one thing they have in common is their encouragement for your journey. Most of the private full service campgrounds are going to be in the cities surrounding the areas that you are going to. I really like 2gypsies suggestions. It sounds like he has been more recently than I have.
mc.cc 03/16/17 07:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tell me if I'm crazy?

You are not crazy and sounds like a fantastic adventure. There are plenty of private campgrounds that are open year round. We took that trip during Christmas and New Years about 3 years ago. We had a fantastic time. That area is just made for RV's. If you can't find a campground, there are plenty of wide open spaces that you can run the generator and just park overnight to sleep. Keep your water tank full while traveling, as there may be some parks that may not have their water turned on due to the time of year. The campground at Arches is a primitive campground, but absolutely gorgeous. I don't know where these people get their information when they tell you that you need a commercial license for a private motorhome for personal use. This is utter nonsense. You just need a regular driver's license. Have fun and enjoy!
mc.cc 03/16/17 06:54pm Class A Motorhomes
Direct TV - extra bedroom receiver in motorhome

I am considering switching my home service to Direct TV so I can use one of the extra bedroom receivers in my motorhome. This use to work perfectly fine with the older receivers, but can we still do this with the newer receivers supplied by Direct for those with newer service?
mc.cc 03/16/17 05:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Owners opinions, please.

I had a 2007 Damon by Thor. I just traded it last year for a 2016 Fleetwood bounder. You did not mention what year Challenger you are looking at. I would make sure you check your rail system on those slides before you buy. There were one or two years that the larger slides were being installed with a two rail, rather than a three rail slide system. There were problems. If you have not checked into the newer Fleetwood bounders, I would highly recommend it. There were a couple of selling points for me over the Challenger. The bounder comes with a 100 gallon fresh water tank and a 10 gallon hot water heater. The Challenger only comes with a 6 gallon standard hot water heater. The difference is night and day. Your husband will appreciate the **** pit area of the newer bounder rather than that of the Challenger. One other thing to think about. In 2016 we have a newer overdrive gear in the transmission. This does help to alleviate a lot of noise issues associated with the previous years noise complaints, but only when driving on mostly flat terrain.
mc.cc 03/14/17 05:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow car hookup by single person

I tow a jeep wrangler with the cheapest rigid tow bar available. I wrap the chains around the tow hooks on top of the front bumper to hold the tongue up until it is lined up with the ball. Simple procedure for one person. Before that, I had a tow dolly and I towed a Dodge Grand Caravan. I have never had a problem hooking up the tow vehicle by myself. I have always considered this an easy process.
mc.cc 01/12/17 05:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hot/Cold shower

Is it possible that you have a leak in your plumbing somewhere?
mc.cc 01/09/17 06:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A body roll

I can see where new or beefed up shocks would help the sway somewhat. I think a combination of all of the above would help with every aspect of the suspension on these F53's. I just don't want to drop $7500 at one time to have the perfect ride. One question I do have. Has anyone added aftermarket adjustable sway bar linkages? What about just purchasing the adjustable linkage and tightening them to produce more downward pressure on the existing bar? Is this possible, or could I break the linkage and bar?
mc.cc 01/09/17 06:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A body roll

I purchased front sumo springs and a steering stabilizer. I will start with these and see what kind of results I get. I can do the install very easily. I'm still trying to rectify why Tiffin has the sumo springs as standard equipment unless there is real improvement in the ride. I will update every one once installed.
mc.cc 01/09/17 04:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Key West info request

I think you will enjoy being at Boyd's. Good choice. It is still cramped feeling, but that is what get if you want to experience Key West conveniently. We did enjoy their pool.
mc.cc 01/08/17 07:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Key West info request

Boyd's RV park is the closest premium park to Key West. They will accommodate your rig and toad. https://www.boydscampground.com/ It is quite expensive though. We stayed there and rode bikes into Key West. I would not advise riding bikes into town unless you are physically fit though. The ride was probably 6-8 miles round trip with touring around downtown. Parking is at a premium, but very possible with your toad.
mc.cc 01/08/17 05:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DH is concerned because our Coachmen Mirada has no bumpers

I have not seen official bumpers on any rig. You can have one fabricated by a good welding shop. I did see a rig one time where the owner had a hitch receiver welded to the frame on the front and had a fabricated bumper with lights mounted to it. He could remove it to wash behind it, etc. I have considered having this done myself.
mc.cc 12/30/16 12:50pm Class A Motorhomes
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