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RE: What did you do to your Class A MH today???

Although I didn't do the work (just paid for it) I had six new tires installed yesterday. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/04/15 07:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Couple of questions about switching to residantial fridge

I never boondock and get by just fine with four house batteries and a MSW inverter. I installed a Samsung RF197 residential fridge, which the manufacturer has published will operate on a MSW inverter. The only issue I see is the RF197 is no longer in production, so I do not know what is currently available that will fit in a similar opening and operate on a MSW. One addition point, many people have stated the reason the RF197 operates on a MSW is because the compressor is a DC motor. This is not true. The two internal fans are DC, but the compressor is most definitely an AC motor on my fridge. The only difference I've noticed is that it's not as efficient when operation on the MSW inverter and actually draws slightly more current vs. clean AC power (generator or shore power). Good luck and the change is well worth it. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/29/15 08:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Front shock replacement tips?

I can't speak about the Monroe's, but I did replaced them on our previous MOHO (97 Winne Vectra, F53) using Bilstein gas charged shocks. The first one I cut the strap, bolted the top and used a car scissor jack to compress the shock to align the lower bolt. The second, third and four ones I bolted the top, cut the strap and was able to capture the lower bolt as the shock expanded. As identified above, the shock can be compressed by hand but the angle is awkward (even for a 2x4) so a scissor jack makes the job easier. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/27/15 08:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Disaster Strikes

I have never understood why MH manufacture's place the brake release where it is pushed down to release knowing we have kids and pets. All my class 8 trucks were on the dash panel facing driver to be pushed in. That's where the brake release is on my rig, horizontally mounted on the dash adjacent to the ignition switch. However, all the other controls are on the console and once we came back to the rig to find headlights on. Evidently one of our cats had walked across the switches and turned on the lights, glad it wasn't at night or we would have lit up the neighbors campsite. We now cover all the switches. Glad no one or any pets were harmed. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/23/15 08:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2015 Sightseer 33C

ENJOY !!!!
sailor_lou 06/20/15 02:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: My Engine replacement odyssey - 1994 HR

Good job and thanks for all the posts, they were fun to read. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/16/15 07:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many of you simply don't bother with hookups?

We only stay at sites with full hookups and always use them all. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/05/15 06:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Hampshire Tire Dealers

Thanks to all, I'll check it out this week. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/03/15 05:15am Class A Motorhomes
New Hampshire Tire Dealers

I need to replace my tires this year (275/80-22.5) and I am looking for recommendations from some NH RVers. Preferably somewhere in the lakes region since we are starting from Sandwich, NH. Please I am not interested in the USA vs. other tire manufacturer discussions, just a tire supplier/installer. Thx, Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/02/15 10:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help - What is this RV

I have the same coach in the same color. It's an 05 Travel Supreme Envoy and most likely has a 350HP CAT C-7 engine. Without seeing the passenger's side I cannot say whether it is the 3 slide (DS03) or four slide (DS04) model. Mine has been just about flawless for the six years I have owned it. If you have any specific questions feel free to PM me or jump in on the iRV2 Travel Supreme Owners Group: TS Owners Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/01/15 07:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Re- attach Ladder to MH

The most secure way is to spread the load from the back (inside the rear cap) using an aluminum plate or even fender washers. On my rig I have access up to the back of the cap from the bottom, above the battery area. If this is not possible, can you cut an opening in the back of a closet or cabinet? Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/30/15 08:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: allignment or not???

Gotta go with the crowd on this one, no abnormal wear (by feel is a good suggestion) and no pulling, save your $$$ for fuel and fun. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/22/15 04:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: My Engine replacement odyssey - 1994 HR

I agree with keymastr about problems with older harmonic balancers. However, a good and inexpensive alternative to replacing one is a rebuild. I have had good experiences with theses folks when rebuilding engines on my classic cars: Damper Doctor Good luck and keep the progress updates coming, Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/22/15 08:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: My Engine replacement odyssey - 1994 HR

Concrete paving stones are useless and dangerous. In fact concrete blocks of any kind are terrible to use to support any vehicle. Concrete will fail in an instant with no warning and they are not designed to take a concentrated load, especially a load that can shift. Even when I used concrete in construction it was always with steel reinforcement and never with a concrete wall without poured and steel reinforced pilasters, lintels, and tie beams. That is why you see house movers and other people that work underneath heavy objects using wooden cribbing to support the weight of the overhead object. X a million !!!! The use of wood blocks under the tires is a much better option. Good luck and be safe. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/15/15 07:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is the best 1 item you ever bought for your camper?

Samsung residential fridge and Shoreline Power Cord reel with wireless remote. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/08/15 08:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mud Flap

Ours came with both ridged flaps directly behind the rear tires and the large one across the back of the rig. Based on what I have read I believe the key is that it is hung at the correct height. If high, stones fly under them like they are not even there and if too low, it appears they kick up small objects from the road. From what I have observed a 4"-5" clearance at normal ride height on a flat surface is a pretty good location. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/07/15 06:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: to drain or not to drain fresh water

we go about 2 weeks between trips and I drain the fresh water tank, I don't drain the water heater. Same here. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/05/15 09:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: what OBD scanner are RV`Rs using

Another thumbs up for Silverleaf VMSpc. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/04/15 05:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Didnt plan on this

Funny how all that works out, enjoy your new rig. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/02/15 09:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Age and RV

Started at 51 with a Class A gasser. At 55 purchased a Class A DP Still have the same rig at 60. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/30/15 08:02am Class A Motorhomes
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