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RE: The end all thread on class A gas mpg with v10

There is no way to measure accurate MPG if you are using a scan gauge to figure your mileage or if you run theGen set which uses the gas from your tank.. Also when filling up, how do you know if you are topping off to the same level each time you fill when each shut off nozzle shuts off at a different level. I can usually squeeze in 2 more gallons after the shutoff occurs but do you do this every time you fill? also I have recorded 20 MPG on the scan gauge going down hill but that is only accurate for that part of the trip. So it is what it is or what ever you tell us that you want us to believe . Happy RV ing
othertonka 03/19/15 12:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Canceling SiriusXM

I cancelled the trial subscription on my new car and all I got from them was several phone calls, I have caller ID and did not answer any of he calls. Then got several offers by mail with offers as low as $ 4.00 a month, then a few EMails which I deleted. They can only bother you if YOU let them. If I was traveling all the time I would probably get it again
othertonka 03/16/15 07:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Potable Water connection bigger than Hose

Pick up one of these at a RV parts store. Some Walmarts have them. https://images3.campingworld.com/CampingWorld/images/products/4000/425x425/4674n.jpg width=333 This is the answer, it fits in the opening and the water goes in without burping and with the attached valve you can open it slowly and increase the flow as needed. Get one, you won't be sorry
othertonka 03/05/15 01:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slideout maintenance for a 2005 Southwind

Yes it is under the bed and the plywood is stapled down. Pop the staples loose and take the plywood out. I then cut the plywood in two pieces so it was easier to remove in the future and reinstalled each piece of plywood with screws for easier removal in case of trouble down the line. be advised you can only do this job with the slide in the OUT position. Check all the slide parts to make sure they are fastened tightly to the floor and are aligned properly. I can't remember if you have to take the bed hinge loose and remove the bed to do this job, been ten years since I did mine. Take a look at how you would manually open or close this slide if you ever had to while you have it open, A tough job in my opinion if you ever had to do it in a camp ground with the bed sticking part way under the closet. Lucky I have never had to do it on a trip.
othertonka 03/04/15 09:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Tiffin FRED chassis doghouse cover

There could be large screws in the corners of the cover. If they are steel screws you can run a magnet all along the hatch cover and locate the screws, they are usually put right through the carpet and are hard to find. if the magnet doesn't find them, try tapping all around the top with a metal object and listening for a metallic sound when you find the screws
othertonka 03/03/15 09:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: workhorse chassis

Many people would love to have a ford V10 with an Allison tranny but they were not manufactured that way. The Workhorse chassis had the Chev V8 8.1 with the Allison, a good combination. The Allison is a bullet proof tranny.
othertonka 03/01/15 07:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toad light connection problem

Take both the MH and the saturn to a good hitch shop and have done right or you might try a set of magnetic tail lights, but that also takes a little electrical knowledge
othertonka 03/01/15 06:15pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Furnace noise

I agree it is probably the bushings/bearings in the fan motor, they are dry. usually not serviceable but I have bought some time by taking the motor out and dripping some oil on the motor shaft next to the bushing and turn the fan by hand and let some oil wick into the bushing. There is usually no way to lubricate those motors and a new motor is the fix
othertonka 02/27/15 08:55pm Tech Issues
RE: EMERGENCY repairs needed

Is there a mobile RV repairman in the area? They are usually pretty good and can be a lot cheaper then a shop.
othertonka 02/27/15 08:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hi everyone, new to the Class A world

When you are hooking up your cord to the shore power pedestal in a RV park, always check the voltage before plugging in, and then before you plug in, turn the pedestal circuit breaker OFF and then plug in and turn the breaker back on. Reverse for unplugging, turn the breaker OFF before unplugging. Keeps the plug from sparking/arcing and burning/pitting the prongs.
othertonka 02/26/15 09:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hi everyone, new to the Class A world

Here is a link to "the 12 volt side of life". It sheds a lot of light on the RV electrical system. It is really not that complicated. Do you know if you have an inverter? The inverter changes 12 volt DC to 110 volt AC and you can run a few 110 items like a TV from your Coach/or house batteries. Let us know after you read 12 v side of life if you have any questions and you will get many answers from the forum. Don't ask to many subjects at a time, just one or two at a time and you will get more answers. Then ask a couple more later. Good luck. Get a good multimeter to make your measurements instead of guessing if you have a good charged battery, first place to start, you need a fully charged battery. Here is the link to 12 volt of life.`12 volt side of life
othertonka 02/26/15 07:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Downshifting fix for hills

When you set a cruise control at a certain speed on level highway, say for example 65MPH, it will try and maintain that speed when you get to the mountains. And to do that the cruise pulls down on the throttle and as your speed slows because you are climbing a mountain the only way it can stay at 65 is pull down on the throttle and then it downshifts because that is what it is programed to do. First of all you don't need to maintain 65 going up that mountain so turn the cruise off and use your foot on the throttle and drive the machine yourself, don't let that guy named "Cruise" drive your MH. All he wants to do is floor the throttle and try to maintain the speed you set in the first place. So the solution is turn the cruise off in the mountains. You can also manually downshift to maintain the RPM's that suits you and the manual downshifts are not as harsh as the cruise control downshifts.
othertonka 02/25/15 07:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Has cell service improved in Death Valley?

Last time I was there cell service was good and improved near Furnace creek ranch on Verision. service around Stove pipe wells and other parts of the park were non existence.
othertonka 02/24/15 07:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is this a dangerous situation?

My girlfriend was following me one day in her Jeep and I'm in my 2002 Chevy 2500HD and told me it was "Crab Walking". She was a competitive "Rock-Crawler" so I figured I better listen to her and check it out. Turns out the rear U-Bolts loosened and sheared the drivers-side leaf spring centering bolt causing the axle to shift position on the driver side leaf pack. New centering bolt and a re-torque on the U-bolts and it was aligned and good as new. I believe this is the correct answer, the center bolt on one of the rear springs is probably broken and the spring has slipped one way or the other, U bolts allowed this movement when the center bolt broke. The center bolt is put through the spring leaves and then sits in a hole in the axle saddle with the U bolts holding the spring unit in place. Give it a look, might be your problem
othertonka 02/23/15 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Unloading the inside to trade it in !!

We'll do our unloading in the Dealers Delivery Lot, probably be there 3 or 4 days moving everything from one 5er to the other, plus checking that everything is functional before leaving. The problem I see with this method is you put everything from the old back into the new even if you don't want it to be there, because then it will probably never be taken out. I took all my stuff out of the old at home and then you can put what you really need back in the new. Weed out now.
othertonka 02/23/15 03:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing Honda CRV

The 65 is set by Honda. In most cases 65 is fast enough for the MH/CRV combination. I have gone over 65 when coming down a long steep straight section of highway but only for short distance and then slowed down without having to use the brakes. Have towed this way for over 40,000 miles. So far so good. I also run the CRV transmission pre towing procedure through it's faze when I stop for lunch, it keeps the tranny lubricated for the rest of the day.
othertonka 02/22/15 05:13pm Dinghy Towing
RE: fresh water tank.. needed?

No...Not a mobile home, just don't plan to use that much water inside since to me camping means to be outdoors....sorry if my idea of camping and what I need/want don't mesh well with your thoughts of what campers should have, korbe. If I remember your original post, you asked the question and asked for any info. I guess your mind was already made up . Happy camping
othertonka 02/21/15 07:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: fresh water tank.. needed?

you can probably get by without a water tank, but it comes in handy for those potty breaks en route. you need water to flush. Just install a smaller tank if you are trying to save weight.
othertonka 02/21/15 06:40pm Beginning RVing
RE: Spam .....

could you be specific about a post you consider spam? I don't see much
othertonka 02/21/15 01:01pm Forum Technical Support
RE: With out the tow

Since the CRV is already "Tow Ready" it goes with us everywhere. I consider it a spare just like a Spare tire. I have had 2 breakdowns that required the MH to be towed and the TOAD was very helpful to get around and find a motel while the repair was being done. Did some sightseeing with the TOAD and played some golf so it saved the day. My motto is don't leave home without it.
othertonka 02/19/15 10:27pm Class A Motorhomes
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