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RE: Getting Rid of a Residential Refrigerator

I would like to see the links to the Thor Plazio residential fridge problems I Here is one discussion by new apprehensive owners of a Thor unit. http://www.thorforums.com/forums/f4/any-experience-how-long-you-can-go-battery-power-525.html I have no dog in this hunt so did not do more research. I see no mention of any problem with the RR itself. We have four 6V batteries dedicated to the inverter itself. We also have two 12V deep cells for the house batteries charged by a converter. Plus the two 12V starting batteries. Its been a great setup for us. We seldom boondock except in an occasional Walmart. But, then if you're boondocking I doubt if there is a quiet time. We have traveled over 10 hours with the RR on the inverter and still had better than a 1/2 battery charge when we put it back on charge.
nemo45 04/20/15 02:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Getting Rid of a Residential Refrigerator

In starting this topic I was looking for a post from someone who has actually done an upgrade to RV fridge, or heard of it being done, to a coach that was not originally offered with one from the factory. But thus far no one has come forward with such a tale. Anyone? I wonder why? It's because nobody has been dumb enough to do that!
nemo45 04/19/15 04:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Getting Rid of a Residential Refrigerator

The "entry level" of Class A motorhomes, with Freightliner chassis, has stopped offering the RV refrigerator, insofar as I can tell. Winnebago, Fleetwood, Thor, for example. I'm thinking that the need for external venting could become a big deal in a conversion. This is certainly not true. Most gassers are offering residential refrigerators now too. And, on some they are standard equipment. Plus you don't need a pure sine wave inverter for many of the new residential refrigerators. I have been running my Samsung RF197 over two years on my Xantex modified sine wave with absolutely no problems.
nemo45 04/19/15 12:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Getting Rid of a Residential Refrigerator

Never heard of anyone wanting to junk a residential refer and install a fire hazard. I'll keep our residential What Don said!
nemo45 04/19/15 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Honda CRV

They are good, but the fastest I've seen is a man with a Toyota Yaris. He had a tow dolly. Quickly pulled right up on it, a couple straps, 1 plug, and drove off. :) 4 down vs. 2 wheel dolly is a hard debate when I see stuff like that. But if I was going 4 down, it would be a CRV. Well its not a hard debate for me. I've had both and towing 4 down is faster even with setting up the brake. And my wife doesn't have a nervous breakdown trying to drive the car up on the dolly.
nemo45 04/09/15 08:55am Dinghy Towing
RE: Honda CRV

With the new CR-V's no longer towable 4 down, I suspect that the towable years will become relatively sought after as used cars,expressly to be towed. Our 2010, with Navigation, does not require the pulling of the fuse. It only has about 70k on it, but I get new car fever way too often. Was planning on replacing it with a new CR-V but will definitely not be. Having dealt with the poor reliability of Jeeps in the past, our only other choice would be a Subaru, but they can't be towed as automatics. Which my wife insists on. In my experience, the CR-V is the best choice as a dinghy for a gas coach. You better check your owners manual. They all say to pull a fuse. If you're looking for a good toad the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain are great toads. Been towing mine 4 yrs. with absolutely no problems. My daughter has a Subaru Forrester its a very dependable car but very noisy compared to my Equinox and the ride isn't as good and there is much more room for passengers. For that matter the CRV doesn't ride as good nor is there as much room for passengers especially in the rear. This has been told to me by several CRV owners that have ridden in my Equinox and my daughter.
nemo45 04/09/15 08:49am Dinghy Towing
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
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