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RE: tag axels

Look at all the semis and trailers out there. Essentially NONE of them have steerable tags or tandems. Ever watch a trailer jackknife into a place? Those rear tandems are going in a circle, not moving! They are literally going sideways! I run those trailers. Still get close to 200,000 miles on retreads back there! So, I think the steerable tag is marketing hype, not reality.
mpierce 07/25/16 08:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: sleeping with generator on

Not sure about that 15 year rule. I have been sleeping in my 1988 Prevost since we bought it in 1999. While the genset is up front, it exhausts out the rear of the coach along with the diesel heat exhaust (guess that's going to kill me, too). I wonder if anyone sleeps in their coach with their Aqua-Hot running? Oh-oh! You just opened ANOTHER can of worms. NOW I will be told I cannot use my heating system at night either! Might as well stay home. No AC at night, now no heat either! Won't be able to run a Suburban furnace either at night. It exhausts gas out the side of the MH or trailer! Deadly! Why do mfg's even put these deadly killers in RV's in the first place?
mpierce 07/17/16 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: sleeping with generator on

Yes, I have, and will continue to do so. It is a 15KW Kubota diesel, and the exhaust goes up, and exits from the roof about 1/2 way back on the drivers side.
mpierce 07/15/16 07:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel fuel

Yep. Color is NOT standard. This reason is one to use the dedicated Truck Lanes at a Truck Stop. ALL they have out there IS diesel!
mpierce 07/14/16 12:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Considering used Coach. How old is too old?

Just keep in mind that more often than not, the more expensive the coach was when built will determine how old or is. I love my 28 year old Prevost but I would not touch a 28 year old entry level Winnebago (or similar). Our Bluebird is 26 years old. The build is fantastic! Do some systems need to be upgraded/repaired over time? Yes. But, that is happening to 10 year old MH's too. And, their "bones" are not nearly as good.
mpierce 07/13/16 05:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Mother in Law Rv Story

We have camped since we got married with my MIL. Great times. Occasional conflicts, but few and far between. She is a great lady. Love going camping with her. Hopefully many more times while we still can.
mpierce 07/06/16 04:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Traveling to Canada with air brakes

Think of the THOUSANDS of air brake equipped MH's that cross into Canada every year. I doubt if more than a few per cent of the drivers have air brake endorsement. Have you EVER heard of someone getting a ticket, or worse, for that? Not me. If that is true, there would be LOTS of postings about it. This is the first I have ever heard, and you are just asking.
mpierce 07/04/16 06:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Age restrictions

Wow, this is news to me. I just bought my first RV. It is a 17 year old diesel pusher. I guess I better start checking around. Keep it looking sharp. Tell them it is 7-9 years old. No problem. Our Bluebird is 26 years old. Not had a problem yet. Anyplace that has a problem, probably costs too much for us to even be asking in the first place!
mpierce 07/03/16 05:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: engine on reduced power

I would put a charger on the battery, with it disconnected. FULLY charge the battery, reconnect, and try again. Low voltage can cause screwy readings. Disconnecting can reset. Sometimes.
mpierce 06/30/16 04:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tag Axle problems on 2000 Pinnacle 3790

The tag axle "failed". What does that mean? Air bags won't air up? The bearings went out? It went out of alignment? What is wrong with the tag axle. It broke in two?
mpierce 06/30/16 04:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Age restrictions

We have a 1990 Bluebird. Never a problem. If your MH is good looking, no matter how old, if you call for reservation, just tell them 7 years old. If looks good, should not be a problem.
mpierce 06/28/16 05:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Truck and trailer near max load, still need more gear...

So, it's maxed out. You are fine. Either go with it, or trade for a bigger pickup.
mpierce 06/27/16 03:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck and trailer near max load, still need more gear...

Try disabling the trailer brakes and seeing how well it stops. I would be far more concerned about braking and handling than Axle ratings. If your truck controls the load well then no worries. I have no experience with Canadian enforcement so no comment on legalities. Exactly. Canada does things different. If I am under on my tires, under on the axle and suspension, and it stops well, does not matter what the sticker says. Here. CA, or some provinces, may well be different.
mpierce 06/26/16 04:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck and trailer near max load, still need more gear...

The reduced payload on a drw 4x4 is because the truck is heavier and load capacity is reduced by a corresponding amount. He said towing capacity. Towing is reduced, but PAYLOAD is significantly increased in a dually.
mpierce 06/26/16 04:26am General RVing Issues
RE: 2nd LP regulator fail in 2 years - oil in regulator!!?

Change suppliers. But, your system is contaminated. Should get cleaned.
mpierce 06/25/16 05:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you avoid Bio Diesel (over B5) while on the road?

I have 1.6 million miles on my CAT engine, burning mostly Bio. Guess i better check the injectors, as the bio must be ruining them!
mpierce 06/18/16 06:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Using 4wd to slow down

I wish my 4 whl drive vehicles had the transfer case my, I believe, 84 chev had. It had 2 hi, 2 low, neutral, 4 hi, and 4 low. Most now do not have the 2 low. That was a GREAT selection for slow speed manauvers. Lots of power, no locked in axles.
mpierce 06/18/16 06:34am General RVing Issues
RE: adding propane to an 'all electric coach'

MOST RV fridges these day are two way, NOT three way. They run on 120 and propane. Most have quit the 12v mode, not much need.
mpierce 06/14/16 05:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace existing AC or add 2nd unit in the bedroom

I have a 90 Bluebird. The rear bedroom AC quit. The AC guy said the wiring and thermostat would need replacing too, as they are too obsolete for the newer ACs. So, I put an Atwood AC in. It has a panel on it to control it, and it uses a remote. NO wiring, NO thermostat, just need the power feed. Works great. More efficient that the oem too. That is what I would do. Nice to be able to lie in bed, and adjust the temp, turn off, etc. without getting up at 2AM!
mpierce 06/08/16 04:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Going "cheap" - a new "rant" - just wondering "why?"

Why do you think that just because one has a Class A MH, that they should disregard price and value, and just spend money without regard to price?
mpierce 06/07/16 04:25am General RVing Issues
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