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RE: Pearl Harbor Day

My grandfather was a Navy Seabee in Japan during WWII. I remember some of his stories and I am sure glad my time in the Navy was only during the Cold War. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 12/07/14 09:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Taking off while the other occupants sleep

To the OP, if that works for you then do it. You can what if any possible scenario to the point of not driving the MOHO and just lock yourself into the house. A checklist sounds like a good idea to be sure you didn't forget anything. Also, I would continue to check all toad hookups again in the morning just to be sure nothing was messed with in the night. Our travel plans are usually a bit more laid back, leaving by 10 AM is ahead of schedule and we are usually stopping between 3 to 4 PM for happy hour. After my wife retires in a couple more years we'll probably cut our travel time down to a 2-3 hours a day. :) Good luck and safe travels. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 12/05/14 08:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Does buying that 45' rig do it for you?

We came from the boating world (C&C 34' sailboat) so we knew the RV lifestyle would work for us. Started out with a 34' Winne Vectra gasser. Great coach, but no slides and it felt cramped. We needed more room and I wanted a diesel so in 09 we upgraded to a 38' Travel Supreme with four slides. It has been just about a perfect rig and has everything we need, but I'm still thinking 42'-45' next time around. We recently built an RV garage and sized it for a 45' rig. We never boondock, Walmart or stay at state parks so for the most part the longer rig isn't an issue. To us it's always full hookups and if the campground doesn't have good cable and WiFi we consider that roughing it. As pointed out above, it's all about how you plan on using the rig. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 12/02/14 10:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Auto Fire Extinguisher

Installing one in a closed electrical compartment is a good idea. Then again, any additional measures to extinguish a potential fire is worth it. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 11/27/14 07:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Screeching HWH Jacks

Recently over on the iRV2 Entegra Owners Forum there was a lot of chatter about noisy jacks. Although a different manufacturer (Equalizer System Jacks), one of the fixes was to use Caterpillar Hydraulic Oil Additive (Part # IU 9891). I would definitely start with HWH because not all seals and oils are compatible, but if they do not provide a resolution check out this thread: Jack noise clicky Good luck, Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 11/15/14 06:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Veterans Day

Despite the overall lack of patriotism in many today, at least some folks do seem to appreciate those in uniform. That wasn't the case when I was in the Navy (75-81), but none of it compares to what the poor Vietnam Vets had to endure. On the bright side, for the first time in my life someone actually thanked me for my service when it came up in a conversation last year. I found it amazing how good that felt even 33 years after I got out. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 11/13/14 01:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Batteries for Class A

Since they are only one year old, I agree with the others and would just replaced the damaged battery. Regarding the switch to the AGM's, consider it during your next replacement (unless of course you drop the other battery next year....only kidding). Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 11/03/14 04:16pm Class A Motorhomes
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: 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
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