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RE: Lower Gas Prices...Are you RVing More?

Fuel prices, either up or down, have no impact on our driving habits. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 10/12/14 11:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can anyone Suggest Class A covers?

I've used ADCO Aqua-Shed covers in the past with no damage to the painted surface. It does keep the snow/ice/water off the roof where it can expand in small crevices and cause damage. IMO, worth it in the northern winters. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 10/04/14 08:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: stuff needing repair

We've had two Class A MOHO's since 2005, average about 6k miles per year and have never had a breakdown or a need to use roadside assistance. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/29/14 11:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Splicing air lines.

Well Gang, Yep, I have to agree with the "Push on" type. The Freightliner chassis under my coach is loaded with them. Now, I will admit that about 99.9% of them are at solenoids or mounted fittings of some sort but, non used for "Splicing". But, if I had to do what the OP had to do, I'd use the push on/in type all day long. In fact, I plan on adding a short line to the shrader valve on the bottom of my coach and run it to just inside a nearby compartment. My coach looses about 10 lbs. of air a day, while parked in it's home, next to our home. Every once in a while, I have to crawl under it and feed it some air, to bring it back up to normal height. So, I'm planning on using those push-in/on types when I construct this little addition. Scott A better question is why do you lose 10 lbs of pressure a day? Mine rig often sits for 3 weeks at a time and I have no noticeable ride height change and very little (if any) pressure loss on the gauges. Rather than adding a fill connection, I would look for a leak with soapy water and fix that. Good luck. Oh yea, I agree with the others that there is nothing wrong with a high quality push on connector. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/26/14 03:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power Tech Diesel Generator

I also have a PowerTech genset with the CAT engine and have had no issues with mine. It does have quite a bit of insulation around it and it doesn't appear to be any louder than other generators that I have heard. I wouldn't let the generator manufacturer be a deal breaker if you like the rig. PowerTech Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/24/14 08:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What diesel conditioner to use for storage??

I have been winter storing boats and MOHO's for 30+ years with no problems by simply using a full tank with no additives for diesel and stabil for gas engines. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/18/14 05:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Allison Tranny Fluid

There was a poster on here some time ago that was an ex Allison guy and he was able to answer all kinds of questions. I don't remember who it was, maybe someone does remember. The gentleman you are referring to is Tom Johnson and he frequently answers questions over on the iRV2 Allison Transmission Forum. You can find him here: Former Allison Fluid Engineer Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/17/14 02:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ceiling-Mounted TV

sailor_lou 09/15/14 01:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I'm New in Here

Welcome, do you currently own a rig or just starting the research? Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/15/14 06:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: water filter

I use the same standard whole house charcoal filter that I use for my well water at home. Relatively inexpensive and readily available everywhere. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/14/14 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: On my own now

Beautiful post and tribute to your husband. Safe travels always, Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/14/14 06:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Central Vacuum / Next Project / Motor Bearing / Suggestions

I would bring it to an electric motor/alternator/generator rewind shop. They will probably have a bearing in stock and if you want, install it for far less than a replacement unit would cost. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/08/14 10:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installation of back up alarm

I disconnected mine because I found it annoying (and I'm sure everyone around me did too). If you do install one I would recommend an ON/OFF switch on the dash. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/07/14 07:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1994 Winnie Chieftan 34 Ford chassis (F53 ?) BRAKES

Our previous rig was a 97 Winne Vectra on a F53 (460 V8) and when I replaced the calipers the local auto parts place informed me that Ford used a couple of different brake setups in that timeframe. I don't know if that applies to all years, but would recommend you either take a pic with measurements or bring the old ones with you when you go to get replacement parts. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/24/14 01:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hardwood Floor Installation or ???

Engineered wood. Dimensionally stable. Adhered with urethane adhesive. Will not give you any trouble. Couldn't agree more !! Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/22/14 06:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Over the door awning

I realize this doesn't directly answer your question about converting to a manual awning, but I would consider removing the motor and getting it repaired at a motor rewind shop. It will be better than new at a fraction of the cost. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/22/14 06:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How old is too old, subjective question but I want opinions

We recently asked ourselves the same question when we considered an upgrade to an Entegra. However, other than the use of carpet in the living room area, there is nothing we dislike about our current rig. Therefore, we decided to keep what we have. Based on your statement: We can afford a new one but we love the one we have. I think you already answered your question and would recommend you hang on to it until you no longer feel you love the RV you have. Good luck in whatever direction you go. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/22/14 06:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Picking up our new/used motorhome

Congrats again and have a safe travel home. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/14/14 05:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How young were you when you bought your first DP?

I started out with 34' sailboat at 34, then moved on to a 34' gasser at 51 followed by a 38' DP at 55. I retired at 57 (2 years ago) and envision a slightly larger DP in a couple of years after my wife retires. I believe the most important thing is that it doesn't matter what the toy is (boat, motorcycle, car, TT, 5er, gasser, DP) it's that you enjoy it. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/13/14 11:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: transporting a rv fridge

Many folks have purchased replacement cooling units from both the original manufacturers and the Amish aftermarket suppliers. Since these are usually shipped to your location (UPS/FEDEX/USPS), I doubt the shipping carriers maintain them in a vertical position the entire trip. However, the best place to get an answer is to ask the manufacturers. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/13/14 07:28am Class A Motorhomes
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