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RE: Breakdown Options

Sorry to read about your issues, but something doesn't add up here and I agree that you need another mechanic. Ask them what do they mean specifically by "internal damage" and have them explain how that results in not getting to "half throttle" (another strange use of terms). Did they run a compression or leakdown check on each cylinder to make that determination? Do you have a check engine light and if so, what codes are locked in? Can you at least drive it to another shop? Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/18/16 07:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Header Installation - Abandon EGR Tube? - Acetone?

I don't see a problem leaving the EGR capped provided you don't have an issue with DMV inspections (provided you even have inspections). The acetone is a new one on me and it's difficult to believe 1 oz. in all that fuel would make any difference in MPG. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/14/16 08:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dumb mistakes

While pulling into a campsite I thought I heard a noise, but in my infinite wisdom chose to ignore it and continued into the site. After we got out of the RV I discovered I crushed three basement doors on some landscaping timbers. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/06/16 07:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Survey - How Do You Store Your Class A?

We built a 1400 sq ft RV garage/workshop in NH where we will eventually build our retirement home. It got a little pricy ($68/sq ft) because of upgrades in the type of siding we selected, upgraded to a standing seam metal roof, 6" of 4,000 psi fiber concrete with rebar and I needed to bring in approx. 1500 yards of fill (slope of the land). The cost breakdown was as follows: Excavation & fill: $29k Concrete: $16k Building: $50k Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/06/16 07:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Change your oil- yourself or shop

Other than mounting tires on a rim and twice for warranty work, I've never had anyone work on my car, truck, boat, RV or backhoe my entire life. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/02/16 05:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Covers

I have used ADCO Aqua-shed covers in the past with good results. If you cover the sharp objects on the roof with foam (something like pipe insulation) and secure them properly you will get a min. of four seasons and no paint damage. With the New England snow/ice and all the stuff that falls off the trees (leaves in the fall and pollen in the spring) I still believe it is worth the effort. The only down side is you will need to wait for the snow to melt before removing it so if you are planning a mid-winter trip down south I would hold off. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/23/16 01:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Samsung Fridge Questions

We went with the SS and believe the platinum would have been a better choice. As you identified, keeping fingerprints off the SS surface is a never ending battle. The platinum is still a silver color, just a few shades darker. I actually think it is better looking than SS and since it's a painted surface it is easier to maintain. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/14/16 04:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What do you use to raise the MH to work underneath?

I use a 20 ton bottle jack and then support the frame with either properly rated jackstands or wooden blocks. I would never go under there on the jack alone. Good question and be safe. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/13/16 09:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Cover

Prior to building my RV garage, I used a cover every winter for 9 years and it didn't cause any damage to the rig. If secured properly it doesn't flap around or scratch the painted surfaces. I installed it myself by laying in out on the ground in front of the RV and with a rope attached to the cover just pulled it up and walked back on the roof. Obviously you need to be comfortable working up there, but it isn't nearly as difficult as many make it out to be. IMO keeping the snow and ice off the top of the RV is worth the effort. Good luck whatever approach you take. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/09/16 06:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Another happy TST 507 owner. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/06/16 06:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How much solar

There is no way to accurately determine by a pic. I would start by checking each panel for a model number or panel rating. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/01/16 04:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where do I start

In the time frame/budget you are considering I would add Country Coach, Foretravel and Travel Supreme to the list. There you will find excellent quality, which is very important when buying used. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/01/16 04:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2 year old tires - small cracks

I agree the cracks do not look that severe, but I wouldn't expect to see that on a 2 year old tire. Are they covered when not in use? I would check date and then also ensure they are properly inflated. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/28/16 07:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2016 Winnegabo Tour Question

Although much older, our first RV was a 97 Winne Vectra and I found it pretty well built and extremely reliable. I can't speak about their current construction except based on what I have read on-line and overall most seem pretty positive. I know in my case, if shopping for a new coach today I would stick to either Entegra (kind of a continuation of the old Travel Supreme Line) or Newmar. This is my opinion (and my OPINION only), but it appears they are the two better built/quality rigs without getting into the really high end models (Foretravel, Newell, Prevost conversions, etc). Also, I would consider a used high end coach first before anything new, but once again this is only my opinion. I hope this helps and good luck with your search. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/09/16 09:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which Dicor Lap Sealant?

So are you saying to use the Eternabond then cover it with the DiCor? Or use the Dicor on the joints, let it dry and cover it with the Eternabond? Remove the old/loose Dicor and clean the surface. You can then cover directly with the Etrenabond tape for a smoother surface or if you wish, apply the Dicor and then cover with the tape after it cures. If you do reinstall the Dicor ensure the tape overlaps it fully. Hope this helps. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/05/16 10:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Balance rear tires on class A?

They all spin so they all should have some form of balance (IMO). My first rig (97 Winne Vectra - gasser) used weights on all 6 tires. My current rig (DP) originally had powder and when I replaced the tires they recommended beads, claiming that powder will clump should moisture get into the tire. All the methods have worked for worked well for me over several years. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/05/16 10:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which Dicor Lap Sealant?

I know this doesn't directly answer your question, but I agree with the others about the use of Eternabond tape. In my experience it is pretty much a one-time permanent repair. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/05/16 08:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: When to change hoses on a Diesel Pusher ??

I agree with most of the above and treat the MOHO just like all the other vehicles I own (car, truck, boat & backhoe). Routine maintenance on schedule and replace components when they show signs of wear and/or degradation. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/30/16 11:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Hose Mounting

I find it's easier and more convenient to carry a couple of hoses like these: Coiled Poly Hose They are lightweight and store nicely in a Rubbermaid container in the basement. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/28/16 07:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Theft: the bad, the bad, and the really bad

We are also in the never had anything stolen club. I usually leave the chairs, grill and snack tables out and some of the basement doors unlocked. We do lock the RV when we leave, but typically the windows are open. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/26/16 06:39am Class A Motorhomes
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