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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
RE: Tow bar

Tow Bar: Blue Ox Advent LX Baseplate: Roadmaster XL Brake System: Brakebuddy Lou 05 Travel Supreme
sailor_lou 04/15/16 07:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: surge protectors

The better surge protection devices also provide protection from HI/LO voltage conditions as well as issues with the neutral and ground (ie: reverse polarity and open neutral). These are the most common problems that you will encounter with a campground power source and are conditions that will destroy electrical components pretty rapidly. I have experienced power issues several times in the 11 years we have been RVing (the campgrounds in the northeast are pretty dated) so I believe they are worth every penny. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/13/16 07:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another debate or opinions

My MOHO sits every winter between Oct/Nov until Apr/May without starting. I did the same thing with the gas and diesel engines in all the sailboats I owned for over 25 years without issue. I'm in the camp that believes frequent cold starts are more damaging than sitting, but do agree if you are going to start it ensure you drive it long enough (or load it up in the case of the genset) to sufficiently heat the oil to drive out any moisture. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/07/16 06:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: C-7 fan hub bearing

I have about 45k on mine with the original bearing (sealed/no zerk design) and have had no issues. I do remove the belt and check the bearing at least once a year for excessive play and drag. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/03/16 07:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Manufacturer poor quality control caused a flood

Listen King whoever I read it and " laughed out loud" from his comment. Got it J*rk The OP is fully in warranty and will be taken care of like 99% of the posts said. What more could anyone else further comment on other than what has been said. Sorry I laughed at a comment. Good one, because we all know name calling is always a convincing way to make your point. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/02/16 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Manufacturer poor quality control caused a flood

Hi, its a Thor Challanger figures LOL Not really funny and neither of you added anything to the conversation. I'm sure the OP appreciates your support. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/01/16 11:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter did your rv come with this??

Mine came with one and we never used it until I replaced the Norcold with a residential fridge. We always stay a full hookup sites so it is only on when traveling. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/26/16 08:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is a good cover for a ClassA

I was always pleased with the ADCO Aqua-shed covers. I only used them over the winter, probably 5 months at a time. The first one I used four seasons and sold it with the rig. It still had at least one or maybe two more seasons left in it. The second one I only used for two seasons because I built a garage. As far as where to buy, like most things today check the on-line retailers. Also note, you'll probably get a boatload of anti-cover comments. In all the years I used mine, it didn't scratch the RV paint and wasn't all that difficult to install (provided you are comfortable climbing on the RV). Just ensure it is secure as identified in the instructions. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/23/16 08:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Entegra

We were really disappointed when Travel Supreme closed their doors because it was always our number 1 choice and we felt TS was the best deal/style/quality in the mid-level price range. As pointed out above, to some degree Entegra is a continuation of the old TS line and despite some minor growing pains, it appears they are building a pretty solid rig and worth consideration if you are looking to buy now. Hopefully, they will continue on their current path when we are ready for our next upgrade. Good luck with your search. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/23/16 07:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rinse your sewer hoses when leaving full hookup site?

I have a quick disconnect on my black tank flush line and similar to some others, I use that line to flush the sewer hose after I dump the grey tank. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/22/16 06:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newbie to Class A RVing

On my previous rig I used NAPA braided stainless steel extenders for 4 years with no problems. I currently use the long metal valve stems as identified above and that would be something to consider next time around. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/21/16 01:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anchoring Residential Frig in Class A MH

My Samsung has two leveling screws in the front. I reversed the brackets so they kinda go back under the fridge and replaced the screws with bolts up through the angle iron and shelf the fridge sits on. I also added a bolt in the back into the lower frame of the fridge to keep it from tilting forward. Since I'm a retired engineer from a nuc power plant I overdesign everything, so I also added some hard rubber blocks between the top of the fridge and the cabinet frame. I am confident it will survive any seismic event. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/17/16 02:22pm Class A Motorhomes
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