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RE: rear rad vs side rad

A lot may have to do with where your engine hatches are located and accessibility to them. On some rigs the engine hatch is below the bed and requires a partial removal of the bed components and then you are reaching down into the cavity, which would be difficult and probably more expensive if you have someone else do your maintenance. I have a rear rad with two bedroom slides and once the slides are out I simply release two latches and the top of the engine is about 3" below the floor. Two more latches in the closet and the floor lifts up for full access to the front of the engine and radiator. Everything is quite accessible and I can replace the serpentine belt from the top in less than 10 min. Also with the rear rad I have great access to both sides of the engine, which came in handy recently when I had to remove the turbo and alternator. I will agree the rear rad setup does get dirty/grimy easier, but a simple wash in the spring has been all that has been required to prevent overheating issues. IMO the bottom line is if you like a specific coach I would not let the rad location be a deal breaker. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 10/05/15 11:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential refrigerator

Mine (Samsung RF197) also fit through the RV door once the fridged doors were removed. I enlisted help from a friend and the two of us passed it in with no problems. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 10/01/15 04:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: clean m/h

Usually once a year it gets washed and waxed by me. I clean the windshield as required due to the bugs, but other than that it's all up to mother nature. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/26/15 06:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: samsung 197

I agree with bkd148, installing the mod couldn't be simpler. For us, the benefit of a large fridge that works great, uses less power and goes from ambient to proper temps in less that two hours is perfect for an RV. I removed a perfectly functioning Norcold in order to install the RF 197 and still consider it one of the best mods we ever did. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/25/15 08:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: To cover the RV, or not.

Before I built a garage I always used a good quality cover with no issues. The ADCO Aqua-shed covers I used had flaps in the front and back to secure them tightly. I also added a few additional lines and never had any paint problems. Obviously not an issue in the warmer climates, but I believe keeping ice and snow that can freeze in small areas and expand is a larger concern than any small movement of the cover. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/25/15 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: samsung 197

This is a known problem with some RF 197 fridges. Check out the fix here: RF 197 Defrost Drain Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/23/15 11:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Fire

I thought that a complete failure of the air brake system would lock the brakes down and the motorhome would not roll. The coach still had momentum even with the tires exploding making them flat. Maybe in their haste to get out they never set the parking brake so the rig just rolled. Otherwise a loss of air would have applied the brakes. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/19/15 10:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Covered versus Outside Storage Cost

I'm not sure how helpful others can be because prices are typically based on your area. In central CT covered storage runs about $450/month and uncovered around $200/month. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/18/15 08:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: TPMS- who makes the best?

TST 507 the only ones I ever had. Same here with no issues in over 5 years. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/17/15 06:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quality Suck Bags

DW has had pretty good luck with "Space Bags" available online. The only problem she has had is after a few years of use the zipper failed on two of the 10 she initially purchased. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/15/15 05:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: removing bolt with impact wrench

PB Blaster is good, but Kroil is even better if you can spray it a few times a day for a couple of days. Good luck.
sailor_lou 09/11/15 12:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Road Trip Soundtrack

How about Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild?" Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/11/15 07:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Closet fowl odor

Maybe there's a bird in there. LOL !!!
sailor_lou 09/09/15 05:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rites of Passage

Typical 495 traffic and drivers, unfortunately just something you need to get use to. We always follow the campground instructions because there are too many unknowns to consider when traveling in an RV that the GPS doesn't factor in (bad roads, bridges - both height and weight, etc). Please keep posting and enjoy your trip. Safe travels, Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/04/15 07:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Survey - How Do You Store Your Class A?

We will be moving up to NH in a couple of years so the first thing we built was an RV garage with an additional 2 bay car garage/workshop in the yard. The RV bay is 48' x 15' and the garage/workshop is 22' x 32' with a four post car lift in one bay. I'll be able to disappear out there for weeks, which will probably make DW happy since I'll be out of her kitchen. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/03/15 03:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ovenight in a Truck Stop

I only stay at RV parks and campgrounds and fail to see the attraction of truck stops and public lots for RVers. Add in all the noise/distractions and there is nothing "recreation" about it. If time is that much an issue wouldn't it be better flying than pushing it down the highway with an occasional quick nap in a lot someplace? Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/31/15 01:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire pressure monitoring system

I also have been pleased with the TST system for about 5 years now. I opted for the model 507 due to the smaller size of the wheel transmitters and the ability to change the batteries myself. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/25/15 06:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Window awnings

I got mine from Camping World and installed them myself, not real difficult. Same here. At the time Camping World provided the best on-line price I could find. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/14/15 07:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Front end alignment cost??

If your tires are wearing fine and you are not pulling to either side, don't waste you $$$. In the past I always paid for an alignment when I replaced my tires on my cars and trucks. Then finally an honest tire dealer asked me why do I want an alignment if everything is wearing evenly. They typically put it on the rig, do no adjustments and charge you anywhere from $49 to a $99+ for their time. I've never aligned a MOHO and the only alignments I have had on my cars in the last 10 years is after I replaced the ball joints. Unless you have an issue, I wouldn't be concerned. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/13/15 06:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Driving time

Typically we start out about 10 AM and around 2 PM we are thinking Happy Hour. We then search for a local full hookup campground with good ratings and usually stop between 3 to 4 PM. No long days or parking lots for us. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/10/15 11:32am Class A Motorhomes
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