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RE: New Tires

We replaced the Goodyear with Hankook's. Much better ride and less $$. Ditto
nemo45 05/17/16 05:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help with Winnebago decision

My 2 cents on gas vs diesel. If you are a hands-on person, the gas units are far cheaper and easier to fix. Even changing oil is easier...my gas unit uses 7 qts of oil and a $5 filter vs the diesel 6 gallons and $50 filter. In the past diesel units were more durable but I don't see that being as true today. Have you ever driven a diesel pusher? I believe that is the big difference. With the air bag suspensions they ride much better. They are much quitter in the cab with the engine and tranny in the back. Unless you are going thru mountains it rarely downshifts. Its true that my last oil change was $230 but its good for another 15000 miles. I bought my last gasser new and paid $95,000 for it in 2010. It was a 38 ft. Georgetown 378XL. I paid $90,000 for my 2006 Gulf Stream Tour Master in 2012. It's 42 ft. long with a king bed. I get 1-1/2 to 2 mpg better with it than the gasser. It had 22000 miles on it. It now has 38,000 care free miles on it. I believe they are still the more durable powertrain. Why else would the NADA book not have a place for the mileage on a DP, while they do for gassers? For full-timers like us we think the DP is the better deal.
nemo45 04/11/16 09:48am Class A Motorhomes
Samsung RF197ACRS replacement

Now that Samsung no longer makes the RF197ACRS what are people using to replace their Nocold 1200's?
nemo45 04/01/16 09:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: xantrex freedom 458 inverter problems

Depending on where the inverter is installed it may be due corrosion if it is in an outside bay it may be subject to humidity that can cause the wire nut to corrode which increases the impeadance. This increased impeadance creates heat. The solution is dielectric grease. That will solve the problem. I ordered butt connectors with heat shrink on the ends and I have a tube of dielectric grease. I think these will take care of the problem.
nemo45 02/14/16 09:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: xantrex freedom 458 inverter problems

You ARE using the inverter when plugged in to shore power. It is called pass thru current and it will trip the circuit breakers on the inverter if you exceed the limits. I knew the current went through the inverter when on shore power. If you do the wiring yourself that is quite evident. The breakers on the inverter did not trip. In fact no breaker on the motorhome tripped. In order to remedy the problem temporarily I just pulled in wires and the out wires and connected them together and bypassed the inverted. But, before we leave to go back up north I want to wire it back up properly. I think the remedy will be the crimp typed connectors.You know that by doing this, there is no fused protection in that circuit except for the shorepower breaker. That is not true. There is a 30amp breaker on that whole inverter circuit and each of those outlets in that inverter circuit are on a 15 or 20 amp breaker.
nemo45 02/13/16 07:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: xantrex freedom 458 inverter problems

You ARE using the inverter when plugged in to shore power. It is called pass thru current and it will trip the circuit breakers on the inverter if you exceed the limits. I knew the current went through the inverter when on shore power. If you do the wiring yourself that is quite evident. The breakers on the inverter did not trip. In fact no breaker on the motorhome tripped. In order to remedy the problem temporarily I just pulled in wires and the out wires and connected them together and bypassed the inverted. But, before we leave to go back up north I want to wire it back up properly. I think the remedy will be the crimp typed connectors.
nemo45 02/13/16 02:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: xantrex freedom 458 inverter problems

I thought the wire nut might be one of the problems. But, that's what they put on it when it was installed at the factory. The xantrex itself has no. 10 wire in it. I think no. 10 romex is usually orange and if that's the case that's what's going into it on both of our units. I think also one of the problems might be that the wire in the inverter is stranded and the romex of course is solid. Not good for a wire nut either.
nemo45 02/13/16 01:58pm Class A Motorhomes
xantrex freedom 458 inverter problems

Has anyone had the problem of the hot wire coming into the inverter getting hot and melting the wire nut connecting it to the inverter? I've had this happen twice and when it does of course you lose all of the outlets on the inverter circuit in the motorhome. Recently one of my friends had it happen to him with the same setup. Why doesn't it pop the 30amp breaker before it gets that hot? We both have a Samsung 18 cubic ft. residential refrigerator on that circuit, but of course not using the inverter when plugged into shore power. The strange thing is you can still operate that circuit on the inverter when it happens, but of course the batteries will not get charged.
nemo45 02/13/16 01:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Contemplating a Change to Class A from 5th Wheel

The wife and I traded an F350 and a 38 foot Montana fifth wheel for a 36 foot Motorhome. Now that we have it home and look at all the stuff we can't take along in the motorhome because of limited space I am second guessing our decision. We bought a Foretravel which is a quality coach with a Cummings diesel pusher engine. When we bought we marveled at the quality of the coach and how well it had been cared for, so we paid more for a used coach than we had considered for a new one. Just to sum things up in a nutshell, just be sure you get what you need before you sign the dotted line and drive it away. We love our motorhome but regret down sizing as much as we did. That's funny, because we have more storage in our 42ft. Gulf Stream Tour Master than our 38ft. Big Horn fifth wheel. Maybe its the difference in length. We also have 7-1/2 ft. ceilings and an extra row of cabinets above the kitchen cabinets, probably about 12ft. in length.
nemo45 11/07/15 09:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential refrigerator yeah.

After band aiding a norcold 1210 frig for several months we made the move to a Samsung 18 cu ft vs the 12 cu ft old one. you may ask the cost well it was less than putting a new cooling unit on the old frig, a no brainer. If your around the St Augustine, FL area Ocean Grove RV on Hwy 1 south of the city did a great job. It took them only 5-6 hours, one day in and out. We love it. :C We did it two years ago and couldn't be happier.
nemo45 11/04/15 03:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for my first 40 ft diesel pusher

Journey's are not minnie winnies. You're comparing apples to oranges. The Journey's have solid wood cabinets as does our Tour Master. I have seen the exact same cabinets in late model Phaetons. Newmar's cabinets are no better. Burn me once, shame on you, burn me twice, shame on me. I got a taste of there product once, never again. You bought an entry level class C. Very few of those have solid wood cabinets. I don't think Newmar even makes a class C. Actually the Winnebago Tour would be in the same price range as the Dutch Star. They are both well built units.
nemo45 11/02/15 08:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: If the Serpentine Belt Breaks, What Exactly Happens?

The answer is totally depends on the engine and what the chassis maker drives off the serpentine belt. Our first two DP's had a separate belt driving only the water pump. Serpentine belt ran the alternator and A/C compressor. Our current coach's serpentine belt drives water pump and alternator, with a separate belt for A/C compressor. Please check YOUR owners manual for the information on YOUR coach. Wolfe10 is absolutely right. It depends on your engine. I just had the serpentine go on my Cummins ISL 400 last week. The water pump quit and the engine overheated almost immediately. The A/C still worked and I'm not sure about the alternator because I shut it down right away. I called Freightliner and they couldn't give me the part number of the belt as the serpentine belt is on the engine delivered. Luckily the mechanic found a piece of the belt with the number on it. I don't see much sense in replacing you belt before it goes. Except for the two hours we spent waiting for the tow, we didn't save anything as we have Good Sam Roadside Asst. I sure as hell couldn't have replaced it myself. However, it is a good idea to keep a spare belt and probably an idler pulley too.
nemo45 11/01/15 09:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Contemplating a Change to Class A from 5th Wheel

I'm sure many will disagree, but, to me, I would never go bigger than 40' unless it was a high end model that has rear wheel steering assist. After one cross country trip with a friend we both agreed that the 45' Allegro Bus we were traveling in was too long. It is so easy to get yourself into a bind in cities. You will basicly have to stay with truck routes. Many public campgrounds can also present problems. It is, however, nice to have the space and an extra toilet when you have four people on board. We have a 42ft. Gulf Stream Tour Master without a tag axle. We travel with a couple with a 40ft. Holiday Rambler Endeavor in the spring and the fall as we are full timers and spend our winters in south Texas. I have yet to see a place he could go that I couldn't. I think when you throw a toad on the back of both, there is very little difference in maneuverability. One difference is though, with a 42 footer we have room for a king size bed. Towing four wheels down you can't back up anyway. However a 45 footer may very well be a different story.
nemo45 11/01/15 09:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for my first 40 ft diesel pusher

No, the Winnebago is not comparable to a Dutch Star which is much better made. And, what do you base your opinion on? They are in about the same price range new. And, I know people that have both and they are both very happy with their units. There are a lot of people on here that dis my Golf Stream Tour Master, but I couldn't be happier with mine. We've been full timing in ours for three years and its been great and its a 2006. Yes, things go wrong, like we had to replace an A/C unit, but what kind of A/C unit does a Dutch Star have? That's correct the same dometic A/C. I'm not saying Newmar doesn't make a good unit, they do. Just saying Winnebago and other manufacturers do too. Both of the mini winies we had were ****, cabinets were made from low grade plywood. hinges pulled out on most of the doors. Newmar cabinets are real wood, in 15 years nothing has came loose, none of the appliances have failed. Journey's are not minnie winnies. You're comparing apples to oranges. The Journey's have solid wood cabinets as does our Tour Master. I have seen the exact same cabinets in late model Phaetons. Newmar's cabinets are no better.
nemo45 10/31/15 12:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Contemplating a Change to Class A from 5th Wheel

The title says it all. We started out with a trailer, moved to a 5th wheel and now are contemplating moving to a class A diesel pusher in the 34-36 foot range. We just started researching and have a ton of questions, mostly about the vehicle parts. I think we have enough experience to check out the house parts like water supply, waste system and refrigerator etc. First, about service--do RV dealers, that sell class A units, also work on the running gear? Or, do you have to take the coach to a heavy truck repair center to get engine or chassis work done? Are there any inherent advantages of one chassis/engine combo over another. We have experience with Cummins engines in our Dodge trucks, but see a lot of units have Cat engines. Are they similar in performance and reliability? How many miles can you go before brakes need service and how much does it cost? Would it be prudent to change out all the belts and hoses on a rig that old and what kind of cost are we looking at. How many miles can we expect to get out of a set of tires and how much do replacement tires run? How reliable are things like self leveling jacks and the electric steps and more importantly how much does it cost to repair those types of things? My experience has been that if your pulling a fifth wheel with a diesel pickup get a diesel pusher motorhome, you won't be happy with a gasser. I went from my fifth wheel pulling it with a Dodge Cummins to brand new 38ft. gasser motorhome and ended up getting a 42ft. diesel pusher. Mainly because I didn't like all that noise right underneath my feet and the constant down shifting. There's no comparison between the ride and the noise. As to your questions: No, you won't get RV dealers to work on chassis components not in a gasser or a diesel. I wouldn't shy away from any diesel pusher because of the engine brand. We have an ISL 400 Cummins but a CatC9 probably would be just as good. If you're worried about the belts and hoses change them. But, I'm a firm believer in "if it ain't broke don't fix it. Having said that, I just had to have the serpentine belt replaced on my Cummins to the tune of $470, $360 of it being labor. There's 38000 miles on our unit and we drove it for 3 years and 16,000 miles before that happened. We replaced the tires on our motorhome at 32,000 miles and 8 years. Most people say replace after 6 years. But ours had plenty of tread left after 8 yrs. I just didn't want to take a chance on them. For Hankook AH12's it cost me $2900 on the motorhome. I don't think you'll have to worry about the mileage as much as the time. We haven't had any problems with our jacks or steps. We had to replace our Nocold 1200 refrig and went with a residential unit. Best upgrade we've ever done. The Norcold 1200 is something I would try and steer clear of. Also, just had to replace the front A/C, but after nearly 10 years and the last three full timing, you'll have that. Finally, 38,000 miles and the brakes are fine.
nemo45 10/31/15 09:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Pet for travel?

None!
nemo45 10/31/15 08:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for my first 40 ft diesel pusher

No, the Winnebago is not comparable to a Dutch Star which is much better made. And, what do you base your opinion on? They are in about the same price range new. And, I know people that have both and they are both very happy with their units. There are a lot of people on here that dis my Golf Stream Tour Master, but I couldn't be happier with mine. We've been full timing in ours for three years and its been great and its a 2006. Yes, things go wrong, like we had to replace an A/C unit, but what kind of A/C unit does a Dutch Star have? That's correct the same dometic A/C. I'm not saying Newmar doesn't make a good unit, they do. Just saying Winnebago and other manufacturers do too.
nemo45 10/31/15 08:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for my first 40 ft diesel pusher

At a minimum I would look for 3 slides, opposing slides in the living area makes a world of difference Opposing slides are great. But, we have a unit that has a 42" deep driver's side slide that gives you almost as much room as opposing slides yet gives you nice patio space under your awning. Its one of the main reason we bought the unit we did.
nemo45 10/31/15 08:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for my first 40 ft diesel pusher

Tom/Barb, that mountain aire is a gas model. He's looking for a diesel pusher. I don't know about now, but a 2006 Mountain Aire was a diesel pusher.
nemo45 10/31/15 08:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaving Diesel Run

Simple answer to OP's question...he does NOT have a turbo, but thanks to all the engineers that responded relative to turbos....:h...anyway, new NON TURBO diesel engines do not need a cool down period.....Dennis And you know this how?
nemo45 10/21/15 09:06am Class A Motorhomes
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