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RE: Charging House Batteries

Verify that you have a transfer switch or whether you must plug the genset into a receptacle in the shore power cord compartment. If equipped with transfer switch or if you must plug into a receptacle, the converter should charge the batteries. That is if you are in deed talking house batteries and not chassis battery. I was just going to suggest this. My old gasser which actually was newer than the DP I have now did not have a transfer switch and the power cord had to be plugged into a receptacle in the compartment the power cord goes in. My converter was also in that compartment. Needless to say it did not take me long to put a transfer switch with a built in surge protector in that compartment.
nemo45 03/17/15 01:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How much sewer hose?

I have stayed at several campgrounds where 20 foot was not enough. I like to be prepared. Ditto
nemo45 03/17/15 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New to RV- Flat tow vs. Car trailer??

We camp in many places where there is no place to store a tow dolly. Ditto!
nemo45 03/14/15 09:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mega Used-MH Dealers or Lots (besides PPL)??

MHSRV (Motor Home Specialists RV) in Alverado TX just south of Fort Worth. If you don't have a trade its a great place to buy. Getting a fair price on your trade was a hassle but we finally worked it out. Once you make the deal they were great. We were there 10 days getting all of our stuff transferred from our trade to the DP. They fed us probably 5 meals and gave us a free car to use while we were there and fixed every single thing we could find wrong with the unit including a new A/C up front. We were very happy with them.
nemo45 03/04/15 10:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic RM1272

Bought a 2001 Bounder. The fridge is missing some items. Have not been able to find (at a reasonable price). 1 Door side tray and the wire rack and ice tray for under the ice maker. Have found a place that will "look" through their used inventory to see if they have something close to the dimensions we gave them. Well, that's all good except I don't have an ice tray to measure. Can I get any help? Thanks. Try Colaw on I44 just east of Joplin. They have a website too. Colawrvsalvage.com
nemo45 03/03/15 06:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Residential Refrigerators

Labor is around $125.00 per hour. So ten hours, add another $1250. The labor on my Samsung install was 10 hours one man worked a full eight hours on it with the help of another man for 2 hours to pull the Norcold and get the Samsung into the unit. They had to remove the window by the dinette table on the divers side and used a fork truck to get them out and in. At the time 2 years ago labor was $99 an hour. So $1200 for the refrigerator and $1000 labor plus about $50 materials. The modified sine Xantex inverter has worked perfectly with the Samsung for the past two years. We are full timers and never boon dock except occasionally in a Walmart parking lot. I have never had dead inverter batteries after a day of travel, which on some days is 10 hrs., and by the time we get up the next morning they are completely charged. Of course you know I have a Tour Master and have four 6V inverter batteries, two 12V deep cells with a converter for 12V in the coach and two 12V starting batteries. With all the trouble we had with the Norcold its been the best mod we've ever done. A new Norcold 1200 or a comparable Dometic was $3000 at the time plus installation.
nemo45 03/03/15 06:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold 1200 LRIM

As stated above I am replacing my refrigerator with a Kenmore Model 51819 side by side!! This unit fits the width of my cabinet. Remove drawer base below and able to add upper cabinet storage above!! Will post results! Thanks again for all your feedback!! Residential refrigerator was the best upgrade we ever did. you'll be glad you decided not to fool with the Norcold.
nemo45 03/02/15 10:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Journey

Has anyone had problems with the 2012 Journey 42E. I have a list of over sixty major problems and can not find an attorney. This coach has from the slide out twisting to the floor in the bedroom giving way plus many more problems to mention. Please contact John at ms.t68@hotmail.com Sixty? just what do you consider major?
nemo45 02/28/15 11:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for advice....used vs new

$70k on a 2008 used motorhome. Is it a diesel pusher you're looking at? No its not, I wish. I need to spend $100K up here in Alberta to get a 2005-2007 DP (at least based on what I have been looking at). Ford V10, triple slide, Bounder 38P. There are certainly other diesel options a few years older in the same price range, but I would still rather have an 08 gasser than an 03-04 DP....for the price differential. We only use recreationally, one FTiming starts, that will change. I did it the other way around. I bought a new gasser, 2011 model. Which I paid $95,000 for. It had the Ford V10 and the performance was acceptable. But, having driven a diesel pickup pulling a 38 ft. fifth wheel previously, I just wasn't happy with all that noise underneath my feet. Also, we are full timers and at 37-1/2 feet it just wasn't big enough. So, after 2 years of driving and living in it we traded it on a 2006 42' DP for $90,000 less the trade. We wish we would have started off with the DP, It would have saved us the hit we took on the new gasser. And we have been in the DP for 3 years and wouldn't think of getting rid of it. I guess the point I'm making is, if it were me and I was thinking about spending $40,000 more on a new gasser, I'd take that money and spend it on a used DP. Here's some more advice, if you can, find one with a residential refrigerator and inverter setup. Its the best upgrade we ever done. Most new gassers offer a model with a residential refer option now, also.
nemo45 02/12/15 10:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rubber Roofs

I am curious, if you are looking to buy a motorhome why would you specifically want a rubber roof over a fiberglass roof? I don't. I have a friend that has had trouble with his fiberglass roof and I was trying to point out to him that the industry has gone to fiberglass. He is thinking about putting a rubber on his unit that now has fiberglass. Mine has fiberglass and I love it. My searchers have discovered that the ones that do have rubber or top are entry level units.
nemo45 02/03/15 03:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rubber Roofs

I am not sure but I think if you were to list all the Class A's which do not have either EDPM or TPO or BrightTeck rubber roofs, you'd have a much shorter list than if you listed the ones that do. I was talking about new ones and I think you'd be wrong. I checked out Winnebago, HR, Entegra, Tiffin and Newmar and they are all fiberglass now. That's not entirely true. I know the Newmar bar star for example has TPO. I looked at one not too long ago. Each has it's merits. TPO is cheaper to repair and can last for decades, it's flexible which is a plus where it meets the caps. Fiberglass stands up better but once damaged is much more expensive to fix. Ask some of the folks ranting on here not too long ago about their Winnie fiberglass roofs coming off going down the road. And despite the material, all roofs have holes in them for the various components and seams where they meet the walls and caps. That is where leaks occur. Some on here (Bumpy) will tell you it has to be fiberglass, but thousands of RV's have been on the roads for decades with TPO and no issues. You'll rarely find that the material - TPO or fiberglass - simply failed. Comparing two RV's and the roof was a deciding factor I might lean toward Fiberglass, but many more things will fail before a TPO roof does. I've never heard of a bar star, but the king aire and mountain aire both have fiber glass roofs and I believe that you would be hard pressed to find a new mid range or high end motor home that doesn't. The Dutch star also has a fiber glass roof.
nemo45 02/02/15 08:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rubber Roofs

I am not sure but I think if you were to list all the Class A's which do not have either EDPM or TPO or BrightTeck rubber roofs, you'd have a much shorter list than if you listed the ones that do. I was talking about new ones and I think you'd be wrong. I checked out Winnebago, HR, Entegra, Tiffin and Newmar and they are all fiberglass now.
nemo45 02/02/15 01:15pm Class A Motorhomes
Rubber Roofs

Are any new Class A's available with a rubber roof?
nemo45 01/31/15 12:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Tow Car

johnsonbert our current car is a focus and really like. Do you have any limits on the number of miles you drive before you start? It has to be a newer Focus our 2008 had to be towed on a dolly.
nemo45 01/14/15 04:18pm Dinghy Towing
RE: First A Class...input from Winnebago Adventurer owners!

I checked Winnebago's web site and they don't make them now and haven't for years. And, I've still never seen on except in that video.
nemo45 01/14/15 04:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First A Class...input from Winnebago Adventurer owners!

I've never seen a diesel Adventurer. I stand corrected now that I've seen Bret Wolfe's video. I think that one would be a great unit to start out with.
nemo45 01/14/15 03:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Purchasing a New Coach -> Trading Old

As soon as the dealer knows it is 16 years old they will care less what it is like, offer you bottom dollar period for it. Just my past experiences with this! Which is okay - I get it and will work with it, but there should be no reason why we can't work out a really good % off the new coach. There lies my dilemma, trying to understand what % will be offered off of MSRP for the new coach. Ok, here's how to figure out what the new coach is worth. Take the MSRP, it has to be the MSRP from the manufacturer, subtract the shipping then divide by 1.4 then add the shipping back on. That's what the dealer has in it. Now the dealer has to make a profit, so add what you think a fair profit would be, say $5000 and add it all up. That's what you should offer. Try it and see what happens. I've done this on a fifth wheel and offered them $2500 profit and they grabbed it. The sales manager even asked the salesman if he told me what they had in it. So I must have hit it right on the dot.
nemo45 01/14/15 03:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5th wheel and MH comparisons, again.

Don't understand why so many say their 5th wheel rigs handled so badly. In the 5 years we towed never once did I have any of these problems. Obviously they were never set up properly, cheap hitch or overloaded. I don't think they are saying the 5th wheel rigs handle or ride badly. Just that by comparison heavy DP's with air bags ride and handle better. And after having three 5th wheel rigs, a Gasser motorhome and a diesel pusher, I am inclined to agree. Hence the progression.
nemo45 11/20/14 01:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power Gear Jacks

Are all the lights flashing on your control? If so, that is the culprit. I had to replace the control panel at $460. Also had to replace the motor which I got of Ebay for $70. The technician told me that if I would have tried to just replace the motor it would have burnt out when I first tried it because the control was telling the jacks to retract and extend at the same time. There was also 1-1/2 hrs. labor at $110 per hour to replace the motor. The control panel you can do yourself. The cheapest price I found for the control panel was $385 from PPL. But, the dealer had already ordered it from someplace else. I have the power gear unit with the rectangle shaped reservoir. Its larger because my main slide is run by the same pump as the jacks. The power gear units that only run the jacks have a smaller cylindrical shaped reservoir and they also have different control than mine.
nemo45 11/15/14 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Duo Therm Thermostat Issue?

The blower will not go off immediately and will run until furnace bonnet reaches a set temperature allowing it to cool down.
nemo45 11/15/14 11:52am Class A Motorhomes
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