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RE: Switching to 4-flat towing

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msmith1199 06/26/17 07:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Does this make sense-buying a used motorhome for 1 year use

It's probably even possible to find one that won't cost you that much. Depends on how motivated the seller is to get rid of it. Buy low and sell high! Here's another thought based on your plan. Do you own a big pickup or have a need for a big pickup? You would likely lose a lot less money by buying and then selling a used trailer. And if you had a need for the truck you could buy and just keep it.
msmith1199 06/16/17 06:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New AC installed by mobile guy. What did I pay?

My A/C units are 13 years old and still working. Guess I beat that 10 years?
msmith1199 06/15/17 08:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Collision with Tree

ETERNABOND tape? Its more of a permanent fix. If looking for temp fix until "professional" repair, other suggestions should work. I always keep some eternabond tape in the RV for emergency repairs. It can be both permanent and temporary. It's obviously more expensive than duct tape, but you can put it on and not have to worry about getting the actual damage fixed for a while. And just heat it up with a heat gun and it pulls right off.
msmith1199 06/15/17 01:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New AC installed by mobile guy. What did I pay?

Just out of curiosity, how did he get the unit up on the roof while out at a campground? They are not very light are they?
msmith1199 06/15/17 01:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Classifieds?

Thanks, I always forget about Craigslist. I will try RV Trader and Craigslist. Looking to upgrade, dealer wants to give me about 1/2 what I paid for motorhome just 12 months ago.... Don't get your hopes up of finding a private buyer to give you much more. You may find that person, but people looking for used motorhomes usually want a really good deal and there are a lot of used motorhomes out there priced really low.
msmith1199 06/15/17 11:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air pressure with the tire off

Thanks for the replies. I check the pressures once a year, before a longer trip. I will do it this evening. it allows me to check the disk and brakes pads at the same time. From year to year, I can say that it does not change much. i have to add air every 2 years I am thinking about extenders, maybe next year. I am getting older You should be checking your tire pressure every few days when on the road and before every trip. I usually never have to add air either. But one time while camping at Vegas and getting ready to hit the road for the 500 mile drive home, I checked the tire pressure and found one of my inside dual tires with 30 psi. Only way I found that was by checking the pressure, the other tire was holding the weight up and you couldn't tell the inside was low. Put air in the tire and took it to a nearby tire shop and there was a nail in the tire. Had I not checked the pressure I would have driven 500 miles like that. Or more likely, I would have drive 100 miles like that then had a blow out in the middle of the Mojave desert. Truck drivers check their tires every day.
msmith1199 06/15/17 10:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New AC installed by mobile guy. What did I pay?

From an internet search the better prices are $550 up to $625. Several sites had them listed in this price range. Some were over $800. Then add install.
msmith1199 06/14/17 07:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New AC installed by mobile guy. What did I pay?

Do we win something if we guess correctly? I'd say $823.58.
msmith1199 06/14/17 05:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is It A Rear Engine Or Rear Drive That Makes It A Pusher?

The term "pusher" just refers to where the engine is located since it is an important feature to many people. I think we all know that the vast majority of motorhomes are powered at the rear wheels whether the engine is in front or back. It doesn't literally mean pushing versus pulling, just front engine or rear engine.
msmith1199 06/14/17 01:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: kwikee steps

My 1997 thor infinity ford chassis steps would stick and release when I tapped the motor. I had read motors were sealed and could not be repaired. WRONG motor comes apart readily permitting cleaning lubricating and reinstalling. always check out for yourself before assuming something you read is gospel.PS motor working fine. Did you get into the motor itself, or did you just get into the gear box and clean and lube it?
msmith1199 06/14/17 11:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DP Purchase Advice Needed

Just wondering how a coach sitting on a dealer's lot gets 1300 miles on it. Delivery? OP's profile says Florida. Winnebago plant to Orlando is 1446 miles. So the RV must be North of Orlando as it doesn't have enough miles on it to have been driven that far. That's what I figured. I just wanted to make sure that it wasn't a hundred people driving it 13 miles and saying "This thing sux". Nope, all motorhomes are going to have delivery miles on them as it's cheaper to pay somebody to drive them to the dealer than it is to haul them any other way. Now I did see a dealer in Iowa just down the road from the Winnebago plant that was advertising new motorhomes with 8 miles on the odometer.
msmith1199 06/14/17 07:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DP Purchase Advice Needed

Just wondering how a coach sitting on a dealer's lot gets 1300 miles on it. Delivery? I wouldn't worry about the tires unless the date code is not consistent with the age of the motor home. You may be changing the rubber earlier than expected, but must RV owners take perfectly good tires off their rigs just because they worry too much. Really, if the floor plan is what you want and the price is right, go for it. Just make sure you get a satisfactory answer to the question "Why hasn't this unit sold yet?" OP's profile says Florida. Winnebago plant to Orlando is 1446 miles. So the RV must be North of Orlando as it doesn't have enough miles on it to have been driven that far.
msmith1199 06/13/17 10:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Switch on dashboard

Sounds like you got your answer, but sometimes motorhomes come pre-wired for certain accessories. That pre-wiring may include a switch already installed that is hooked to nothing since the optional item wasn't installed. For example, my motorhome has power sunshades. I looked at another model when I bought mine that did not have the power sunshades, but the two switches were installed on the dash hooked to nothing and not labeled.
msmith1199 06/13/17 05:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carrying a motorcycle on the back hitch

I think the point made was not that 400 becomes 700 total weight, but 400 in the back could very well mean a 700 pound increase on the rear axle and 300 pounds removed from the front axle. You would have to do the math to figure it out exactly. Any weight you add behind the rear axle removes weight from the front axle. So the weight you add to the rear plus the weight that gets removed off the front all transfers to the rear axle. My first motorhome was a 32 foot Rexhall gas rig. For some reason Rexhall put the fresh water tank under the bed at the very rear of the motorhome. When I filled that water tank and drove I could definitely feel the difference and the front end became clearly more unstable since it was lighter. I ended up having to make sure it was at least half empty when I was going to drive longer distances.
msmith1199 06/13/17 10:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carrying a motorcycle on the back hitch

Note that the people telling you they carry big bikes off the back of their motorhome have much bigger motorhomes than what you have.
msmith1199 06/13/17 07:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Two RVs hit head on - Hwy 49 in California

We need a law against saying "just sayin'". ;-) To not make a law against driving while texting or talking on the phone means it's OK to do so. Do sensible people really think those things are OK? Who said that? The discussion was about a law requiring cell phone companies to disable cell phones when the GPS showed the speed meant it was in a car. Meaning no more cell phone use by passengers in cars, busses, trains, etc. I just love how these discussions always take on a life of their own.
msmith1199 06/11/17 07:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Life span of typical roof air unit

Covered storage, open air storage, humid climate, dry climate?? Lots of things likely effect the lifespan. My RV is 13 years old and both still work fine. I did replace the covers a couple of years ago as they were brittle and falling apart.
msmith1199 06/10/17 10:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: > Special license for Tag Axle, over 10k, & air brakes

I'm not an expert in those areas, but I'm pretty sure the lower BAC limits apply to "commercial" licenses and not the "non-commercial" Class A and B. Also, I'm pretty sure they only apply when operating the commercial vehicle. But I do know if you have a commercial license and you do get a DUI driving your personal car, the commercial penalties apply to your license. So you may find yourself with a longer license suspension just because you have a commercial license.
msmith1199 06/10/17 10:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford F-150 as a toad?

I am the OP. I concluded that the F-150 is probably a good toad for a large DP with a 400+ hp engine, but probably not so good for my 35 footer with a 330 hp engine. Especially since I live in California and we have mountains here.
msmith1199 06/10/17 08:56am Class A Motorhomes
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