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RE: freightliner service vs RV dealer

Since your coach is new it would be a warranty issue. That is probably why your dealer would not work on it. Also a turn signal issue is somewhat unique. For an issue such as this you would not take a new Chevrolet to a Ford dealer. As a side note, it is a good idea to first go to your dealer because it can, at times, be difficult for an owner to understand what belongs to Freightliner and what belongs to the chassis manufacturer.
racerchaser 11/17/14 02:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How long to learn to drive a Class A

Remember, that a motorhome is a large slab-sided box. Nothing like the PU you have been driving. The air currents and any wind will affect the motorhome much more than any auto/truck-sized vehicle. Some of the "sway and playing" you are experiencing is not actually there but since you are sitting higher it will seem to be a bigger problems. It is somewhat in the same region as how much faster you will seem to be going in any vehicle the closer you are to the pavement. All that having been said any motorhome has a higher center of gravity than any car/truck vehicle. Try riding along while someone else drives the motorhome and see what your perceptions are. I think that you are worrying more about perception than reality.
racerchaser 11/16/14 01:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: small light beneath and to the left of speedometer

Have you asked Winnebago?
racerchaser 11/10/14 06:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2015 CRV and Towing

It can be hard to find a "gently used" CR-V since they are usually kept for an extended period of time. I just traded a 2004 CR-V that was in great shape but the running gear had 150,000 miles on it.
racerchaser 11/04/14 09:27am Dinghy Towing
Solved: A 2014 Chevy Equinox issue

Recently traded a 2004 Honda CR-V for a 2014 Chevy Equinox two wheel drive. I had one issue that others might be interested in. When the base plate was installed I also had a charge line installed. The owner's manual says to remove a fuse to prevent battery discharge. Well, clever me, on short trips why would I remove the fuse since I have a charge line and even for a car with a nav system 125 miles should be no problem. However, I noticed that when turning a corner the auto front wheels did not trail, not good. This car has electric power steering. Talking to a Chevy mechanic I found out that a second reason to pull the stated fuse was to remove power from the electric steering motor. With power on the motor, when towing the car, the front wheels are, is essence, locked straight ahead and are not allowed to trail. This model has had electric power steering for a number of years. I am surprised this issue has not been stated previously.
racerchaser 11/03/14 03:27pm Dinghy Towing
RE: New Cummins App

You may not find it if you just search for Cummins. It is labeled QuickServeMobile.
racerchaser 10/26/14 10:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Been sitting and thinking...

Great subject. I to, like others, have had these thoughts. At some point we all have to "give it up." Last year after two consecutive years of multi-month trips I decided to pass on any more long range trips. We now use the coach for one or two rallies per month and four months in Florida. At some point we will transition to a park model in Florida just like many others. What will we do with ourselves the rest of the time? Well, boredom is a self-inflicted wound. I have never had any problem keeping busy. If the only thing keeping you moving is the coach you might want to rethink your lifestyle.
racerchaser 08/02/14 09:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2014 Honda CR-V TOAD Metal Valve Stems

If the only thing concerning you about the CR-V is metal valve stems I think that you are going to have the same problems with any toad. I and dozens, if not hundreds, of others have used TST TPMS sensors on toad rubber valve stems with no problems. Ignore those who muddy the water with info about the federally based monitoring systems since you need to be in your car to use it. Yes, the TST FAQ page does say it is best to use metal valve stems but if you call them I think that they will say that rubber stems are also okay. Maybe they will not but they have to consider the liability issue with any statements. Their primary customer is the truck/RV owner. The tires on these units have much longer stems. I cannot envision a situation other than something like a car wash where the typical short auto rubber stems would cause a problem.
racerchaser 08/02/14 08:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2014 Honda CRV Toad... Totally Almost Confused...

Why ask a salesman in the first place? Do you expect them to know everything about every model on their lot. Do your research and then buy what you want. You asked this forum after the fact. Why not ask up front.
racerchaser 07/27/14 07:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What was the 1st year for slide rooms in Winnebago diesel motorhomes?

Are you looking for these answers in connection to purchasing an older MH or are you just letting everyone else do your research on esoteric questions?
racerchaser 07/26/14 04:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: jack pads for motorhome

The major problem with any commercial jack pad is the cost. If they are inexpensive they are generally not stiff enough. I made four pads using two lengths of 2x6 attached to a 12x12 piece of 3/4 inch plywood for each one. Very stiff. I have nylon rope pulls attached to one corner. I also have two one inch thick 12x12 nylon pads also with nylon rope pulls. The nylon pads are very stiff but expensive ($40 each). I use one or more wooden pads any time I think that the ground needs them. I use the nylon pads under the wood pads for winter time parking (four months) at our park in Florida. While the nylon pads were expensive, they get cheaper every year that I use them. They are virtually indestructable.
racerchaser 07/08/14 04:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need Help in Choosing MH Length

Winnebago has had a 34ft DP model in both Winnebago and Itasca for several years. You might look for those. I do not know what your definition of "high end amenities" is but usually the smaller the coach the lesser the amenities. That being said, you will usually find better quality in most DPs than gas models. Not always true, but a good general rule.
racerchaser 06/03/14 04:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: pros and cons of hydro heat

While not an owner of a coach with this system our rally group has several coaches that do. Virtually all of these coaches were bought used and all of them had issues with the hydro hot system because they had not be serviced regularly. I believe there are many owners with this type system that just do not do the maintenance and then, at some point, wonder why it quits working.
racerchaser 03/28/14 04:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kansas travel

400 East of Wichita is very good. There is no reason to believe it is any different west of Wichita.
racerchaser 03/27/14 05:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Short DP's Handling

Any Class A MH, semi, bus, etc. is pushing a big wall of air. When you approached him, I assume on the left, it pushed his rear end to the right. Correspondingly his front went left, toward you. If you had watched him as you passed him you would have seen his front go back to the right due to the air pressure between the two vehicles. The less the passed coach weighs the more pronounced the effect. As you get into 39+ units the effect is almost non-existent. .
racerchaser 03/10/14 05:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to flat tow an AWD SUV?

According to the FMCA Towing Guide there are no 2007 Cadillacs cleared for towing 4 down. Look at your owner's manual for that subject and ask a Cadillac service manager. Call Blue Ox. They know what can be towed and if a pump will solve your problem. The usual reason cars are not towable 4 down is the transmission. That is why almost all of the Hondas are no longer towable.
racerchaser 02/09/14 09:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pilot/Flying J Loyalty Program

Concerning PenFed credit cards there are a number of moving parts. There are Rewards Signature Visa cards and Cash Rewards Visa cards. There are two Cash Rewards cards; Standard (3% rebate) and Plus (5% rebate). After the first year the Standard cost $25, the Plus is free forever. With the Signature card you can redeem points for merchandise or debit cards. With the Cash Rewards card the rebate is applied to your account monthly. HOWEVER, those are the current rules. I have had a Cash Rewards card for several years. It has no annual fee and a 5% fuel rebate that is converted to points that I can redeem. It would appear that most of the rules that apply when you get your card remain because my Cash Rewards card has attributes of both of the current cards. Concerning P/FJ RV Plus charge card, in my experience it is the only one that allows pump start in the truck lanes. That is why I have one. Those rules started when they brought out that charge card. Also, if you use the truck lanes and use another credit card for fuel inside most of them will not give you a gas rebate since, as was stated, you need to swipe at the pump. That even applies to the RV lanes. Lastly, P/FJ is installing receipt kiosks inside the building for those who only want a receipt. Somewhat like checking in to the airlines for a boarding pass. This whole discussion is similar to when Pilot and Flying J merged. It takes time for everyone involved to get the correct information and for the system to settle down.
racerchaser 01/25/14 12:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pilot/Flying J Loyalty Program

In reference to the cost of a GS card you have to remember that it is now a triple use card; Good Sam, Camping World and P/FJ. Previously, you had to pay separately for the GS and CW cards and the P/FJ card was free. I do not remember what the prices used to be but I doubt the combination was less than $25 per year. Everyone has their own style of travel but there are many who use all three of these companies and the newer card gets you discount at all three. I honestly do not care how others spend their money since I do not have to pay their bills. My reason for starting this thread was to pass on some info I recently obtained in hopes it would be beneficial for some. Unfortunately, it turned into a vehicle for negativity concerning P/FJ.
racerchaser 01/19/14 02:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pilot/Flying J Loyalty Program

Well, it is soooooooooo nice to know that so many people appreciate a little extra info.
racerchaser 01/17/14 03:36pm Class A Motorhomes
Pilot/Flying J Loyalty Program

Just returned from the Tampa RV show and thought that I might pass on some info concerning the subject program. Many of you may already be aware of this information as I was told it was in the Good Sam email newsletters. Pilot/FJ have basically turned over their loyalty program to Good Sam. If you renew your Good Sam card this year you should receive a new "Swipe and Save" card that has a magnetic strip on the back. This card looks like a credit card but it is not. You will be able to use it at Pilot/Flying J just like the current P/FJ loyalty card. However, the devil is in the details. P/FJ will cease honoring their current cards (RV Real Value Club and MyRewards card) on Jan 1, 2015. After that date you have to have a Good Same Swipe and Save card to get P/FJ discounts. If your Good Sam renewal is after Jan 1, 2015 I would suggest that you call Good Sam Customer Service (800-234-3450). They may ask you to extend your current membership. I did not have to do that since my membership runs out to 2016 and they are sending me a couple of new Swipe and Save cards. After 2014 you will not be able to get a fuel discount at P/FJ unless you have a Good Sam card.
racerchaser 01/16/14 03:22pm Class A Motorhomes
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