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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
RE: Going backwards or full circle

Keep it and start full-timing.
nemo45 10/03/14 10:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: toad is dead

A Saturn Vue would be a good used toad. But, you're going to have to get a base plate for it. Also, a Chevy Equinox or GMC Terrain are good tow vehicles. We have 52,000 care free miles on our 2011 Equinox with about 12,000 of it being towed.
nemo45 09/30/14 09:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing refrigerator.

Jayco has stopped using the Samsung residential due to the high failure rate of the brand. So, stay away from Samsung, go with the other brands. Doug Where do you get your information? We had ours installed over a year ago and have had no problems with it. There are literally 100's of people that have used the Samsung and I've never heard of any complaints. As far as we are concerned its the best mod we've ever done.
nemo45 09/20/14 11:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to figure out “Used” DP Coach Prices?

Hi smlranger, I wasn't comparing the Heritage to the Essex because you're right they do not match up. I was just using two very good coaches in the example. Plus the King Aire and London Aire where not built in 2006. HJ Actually, Newmar did make the London Aire in '06. The then co owner of IRV2.com bought one and had it at their national rally in Branson, MO. At that time I believe the London Aire was their top of the line coach. They dropped the LA (until 2015) when they added the King Aire. Another good source is Motorhome Specialists RV (MHSRV) they usually price their used units around wholesale. The only way to find out the wholesale price is to purchase the NADA dealers guide. Its around $110 but it could save you thousands. I used the internet version. When I bought my Gulf Stream they had a 10 day free trial on it, so I looked up all the coaches I was interested in and my trade and recorded all that information before I started dealing. I believe the now only have a 24hr. free trial. We ended up buying ours from MHSRV in Alvarado TX after much negotiation.
nemo45 09/18/14 10:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for Motorized Windshield shade

Our coach has motorized sun screens with a pull curtains for night time. We winter in the Rio Grande valley and there are several companies there that make awnings and shades for RV's. We had a manual shade installed while we were there last winter. Its a straight shot across the front with nothing hanging down to interfere and its right in front of the motorized sun screens. For $150 installed you can't beat it. We haven't used the pull curtains since we had it installed.
nemo45 08/06/14 01:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are large gas motor Rv's underpower?

I have a 2000 Coachman Triton V-10, power has not been an issue, we are looking at a DP, because of the hope that it will be a quieter ride. We have to shout at each to be heard over the engine. Radio is of no use while traveling at 60-65 MPH on level road, just gets worse on hill climbs. A lot of progress has been made in 14 years. The newer gas coaches are not near as loud as they were. I have no problem hearing the DW at 65-70 cruise. Maybe I should look for a 2000 model. :B How about when it downshifts to 3rd gear when going up a hill? At 5200 rpms it sounds like its going to explode. With a DP you don't hear anything at all up front. I had a 2010 Georgetown. The V10 had plenty of power, but didn't like the noise from right under my feet. And the airbags give the DP a much nicer ride.
nemo45 08/04/14 12:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will Winegard Traveler work w/ existing cables?

I have read a few posts about people replacing their in motion sat with a Winegard Traveler. Curious why they're doing it. Because the traveler picks up all three satellites and doesn't have to move when one TV changes channels. So, you can truly watch different programming on two TV's. Also, there is the moisture problem with the dome.
nemo45 08/04/14 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Scan Guage D

Mine plugged in right under the steering wheel - the same place a mechanic would plug in a gauge to read trouble codes. It comes with two plug-in adapters. I find it very useful in the mountains, especially when it's hot out. It allows you watch your transmission, water, oil, air intake, etc temps exactly. The only thing that I think is hokey on it is when it tells me I'm getting 30 - 40 MPG in a 40' DP!!! But the fuel usage gauge is useful to remind you to get your foot out of it when there's no need for it. I think it's the best thing going considering it only costs $149. You can go to their web site and download the user's manual to see all of the functions and how it works. Bill You need to use average mpg along with the instantaneous. When I'm driving I use avg. mpg,, instant mpg, speed and rpms. There is a wide variety of choices to display. The scan gauge D is well worth the money.
nemo45 07/22/14 12:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Whats the best car to tow ??

Two different thoughts....ease of TOWING....Jeep, Equinox, Saturn, Geo Trackers, even the Suzuki Samurai....however, if you want to open Pandora's box, talk about which TOWED Vehicle provides the BEST and most COMFORTABLE ride! Add to that which one(s) have the most INTERIOR room....good luck....:B:B....Dennis Well, then if you're talking about room and ride you're going to have to add the GMC Acadia, Chevy Traverse and the Buick Enclave all towable 4 down.
nemo45 07/22/14 01:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Whats the best car to tow ??

A Saturn Vue can be towed as is. GM doesn't make the Vue anymore. The last Vue’s were built in 2009/2010. They do make a Chevy Captiva that is mostly the same car. One difference between the Vue and the Captiva is you pull a different fuse when you tow the car. You can't buy a Captiva new as it is only sold to Rental Company’s but used Captiva’s are now on the market. Whatever car you tow you will need to decide on a braking system. Safe travels. JD Captiva is not the same car as the view. It is much smaller. The same car as the view is the Equinox and the GMC Terrain. Both great toads. The 2007 through 2010 Saturn Vue and Chevy Captiva are the same size cars. Prior to 2007 the Saturn Vue was a larger car. In 2007 Chevy took over production of the Saturn Vue and they downsized the Vue. Here is a LINK. Look at the picture of the second generation Saturn Vue and then compare it to the Chevy Captiva. Info from link: Following the demise of the Saturn brand in 2009 for the 2010 model year, the Vue was discontinued. However, GM continued to produce the Chevrolet Captiva Sport, for the Mexican and South American markets. The Chevrolet Captiva Sport was introduced for the US commercial and fleet markets in late 2011 for the 2012 model year. Safe travels. JD The Equinox, Terrain, Vue and Captiva were-are on the same GM theta platform, which was beefed up a little in 2009. They had the same power train and unibody frame when they were manufactured at the same time. When I bought a trailer hitch for my 2011 Equinox it stated right on the box that it would fit a 2009-10 Saturn Vue.
nemo45 07/21/14 09:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I-80 West from Chicago,ill to York, NE

One thing you may need to know... in NE, overnighting at truck stops, Wal*Mart and such is discouraged by state law. So do not blame the store (Flying-J, Wal*mart et-al) blame the govermaurnent. How can a state control a WalMart's, Flying J's olr any truck stop's parking lots? They are private property.
nemo45 07/21/14 02:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Whats the best car to tow ??

A Saturn Vue can be towed as is. GM doesn't make the Vue anymore. The last Vue’s were built in 2009/2010. They do make a Chevy Captiva that is mostly the same car. One difference between the Vue and the Captiva is you pull a different fuse when you tow the car. You can't buy a Captiva new as it is only sold to Rental Company’s but used Captiva’s are now on the market. Whatever car you tow you will need to decide on a braking system. Safe travels. JD Captiva is not the same car as the view. It is much smaller. The same car as the view is the Equinox and the GMC Terrain. Both great toads.
nemo45 07/21/14 02:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power gear jacks won't retract

Power gear leveling jacks won't retract on my 2014 Fleetwood Storm, any ideas? Need to know if they are electric or hydraulic and if they are hydraulic is there anything else that doesn't work. Like a hydraulic slide. The power gear website is a good place to go but you need to know exactly what you have.
nemo45 07/21/14 02:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: converter questions

There are two (Or 3) things that can pop those twin 30 amp fuses, One is batteries installed backwards, that is why we call them "Reverse polarity" fuses. The 2nd is very dead batteries and a converter big enough to pop them, Very unlikely and Theory has it your converter is NOT big enough Third is a shorted CONVERTER. Suggest upgrading to a Progressive Dynamics Intella-Power 9260 The Progressive Dynamics Intella-Power is a great unit. With the built in battery wizard it is a 4 stage charging unit that will keep your batteries from being overcharged. I highly recommend them.
nemo45 07/17/14 02:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Portable A/C

One downfall of the single hose portable ACs is that the air being exhausted has to come into the room somehow or the AC will be very inefficient. Dual hose ACs are a better option for a portable unit. No, that's not how they work. The air being exhausted goes out the single hose. I would think they would be more inefficient if the hot exhaust air went into the room. That's not to say that a dual hose unit would not be more efficient. Since we don't have a washer/dryer and do have an exhaust for one, that would be a good place to run the exhaust hose to.
nemo45 06/28/14 10:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why switch to a Residential Refrig, thinking out loud !!

What we are talking about replacing are these Norcold 1200's where the cooling unit is failing. A new Dometic like yours. if its 12 cu. ft., would cost $1000 more than replacing with a Samsung RF197. That is my point. and how much of that $1000 saved would have to be spent on upgrading solar systems, storage, etc.? and still be reliant on a 120 source on occasion. bumpy None, I don't boondock or I very seldom boondock. We are full timers and I think we have parked in a Walmart parking lot twice in the six years we have been on the road. We have a DP and I had a perfectly good inverter that we seldom used, so why not go the residential route?
nemo45 05/04/14 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why switch to a Residential Refrig, thinking out loud !!

It does draw some amps (mine is about 3 AC amps while the compressor is running but it does not run all the time or even most of the time). I have not defrosted my freezer in the last 14 years. Anyone full-timing with a RV fridge able to say that? I even have super filtered ice and water through the door so I don't have to buy bottled drinking/cooking/coffee water. My Dometic Sidewise draws 4 amps if on ac mode. I have never defrosted in over 4 years...it is self defrosting.I also have filtered water & a choice of cubed or crushed ice thru the door. Your point is? What we are talking about replacing are these Norcold 1200's where the cooling unit is failing. A new Dometic like yours. if its 12 cu. ft., would cost $1000 more than replacing with a Samsung RF197. That is my point.
nemo45 05/03/14 08:15pm Class A Motorhomes
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