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RE: Selling Class A DP - Tires ??

Another thumbs up on what BurbMan stated. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/05/18 11:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas or Diesel?? which is better

brought to you by the ever present Tree Huggers.How dare anyone want cleaner air! We all want cleaner air so our fuel guzzling motorhomes will run better. :B Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy CAT C7 350
sailor_lou 01/29/18 02:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you use your class A?

When we were working it was usually one two week trip and several long (3 or 4 days) weekend trips throughout the summer. We are retired now and this summer we'll probably be living in it while our retirement home is being built (moving to NH). Once we are settled in, the plan is to continue on with some summer trips, spend a few months of winter at home (enjoying winter activities: skiing/snowmobiling) and then head out for an extended trip mid Feb through Apr/May. We'll also plan on doing at least one long extended trip around the US. Based on how that goes we'll decide how we will use it going forward. Regarding storage, we always kept the rig at home and two years ago we built a garage (NH) where it is currently stored for the winter. I think you will find if it is something you really want, you'll enjoy having the flexibility to go when you want and will use it often. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/23/18 06:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Aspire vs a phaeton, what do you think?

It's been a few years since I looked closely at both rigs, but at the time IMO Entegra was a much nicer and better built rig. Hung wall construction, flush slides, even the quality of the cabinets and tile work appeared better. However, Entegra is no longer owned by the same company so maybe things have changed. Tiffin has a great reputation of correcting problems down the road, even past the warranty period, but I'd rather not have to deal with problems in the first place. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/21/18 07:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Block heater location

Telling you where it is on my rig will provide little to no help. If another Tiffin owner with the same rig doesn't jump in soon, try posting your question on the iRV2 Tiffin Owners Group. Good luck. Tiffin Owners Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/16/18 07:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help, broke down-.over heating Cat 350 near Needles CA

If it's rear radiator like our Tiffin it's about a $1000 repair due to taking several men (3) and removing the air-filter and sometimes the muffler to get to the belt through from the side, bedroom and from the bottom to thread the belt. Have had two changed, $970 1st time at a Freightliner shop $1005 the second time at an independent repair center. If I ever upgrade it will be to a side radiator coach. Not the case for all rear rad coaches. I have great access to my engine from above by simply opening the hatch in the rear closet. Replacing the serpentine belt, which also picks up the water pump on my version of the C7, takes me all of about about 15 minutes. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/15/18 07:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Depreciation, why so much with RV's

Because there will always be a segment of RV buyers who will pay a premium for a new rig. I believe this is truly the answer and the same applies to cars, boats, etc. As stated above, it's all about supply and demand. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/12/18 03:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Garage Construction - Any Tips?

Obviously, the bigger the better, but we just when through this a few years ago and found the following to be adequate: - Door size: 12'W x 14'H works fine. - Length: 48' inside dimension to handle any size RV - Width: 15' provides sufficient space to open all the basement doors - Slab construction: 6" thick, 4000 psi fiber reinforced concrete w/rebar. - Insulation: Not yet, but will probably install fiberglass batts when/if the time comes (Spray foam is a bit $$$). - Heater type: Not yet, but will most likely install a wood stove since I do not need to keep it heated 24/7. - Dump station: outside in driveway - Ceiling height: 16' on RV side - Drain: Many building codes do not allow drains and/or pits due to the possibility of flammable fluids/fumes collecting in low points. - RV outlet: 50A plugs both inside (near rear of coach) and outside (in front of garage) wired properly for NEMA 14-50 receptacles. This garage is not attached to the house and was designed to look somewhat like a barn in the back yard. It also has a 32'(W)x 22'(D) x 13'(H) attachment on one side with two 10'x10' doors and one normal entry door for a workshop. The 13' height was required for a car lift. Walls are 2x6, 24" on center and all the roofing utilizes trusses so there are no interior columns for an open work space. Storage trusses were used on the car garage side to provide a 11'(W) x 22'(D) storage area good for 40 lbs/sq ft. We also used a dark (charcoal grey) metal roof and the snow simply slides off all winter long. Good luck with your build. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/08/18 08:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sealing on the sides

I'm not sure where all this info about silicone breaking down from UV is coming from, but that's not what I am reading or have experienced. Dow Corning Stockwell Chamberlin Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/07/18 08:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sealing on the sides

I've always used silicone for sealing joints and windows on RV's and boats with great success. The only issue is to be sure to remove all the previously installed material. Although it adheres well to fiberglass, metals and plastics, it will not bond to previously installed cured silicone. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/06/18 07:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: FMCA Vote. A Poll and your thoughts.

I am a non-member and have always felt along this line regarding FMCA: H) I am already a member of other similar organizations and see no need to join. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 12/07/17 06:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Selling - Ohio to PA - how to get temp plates?

We purchased our RV in NC. The seller took us to the DMV office where they provided what we needed (30 day temporary plate) and transferred the title. We did need to show we had NC insurance so we addressed that with our insurance company before we went down there. After we got home we change the insurance and reregistered in our home state. I'm sure every state is different so I would check with the DMV before hitting the road. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 11/27/17 07:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best TPMS?

Another happy TST owner. Lou 06 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 11/18/17 06:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do Slides scratch or disrupt Pergo flooring?

Regarding the scratching, on my rig there are several large (approx. 10" wide) slide rollers that travel over the flooring. The rollers over carpet are metal and the ones over the ceramic tile are made from a hard rubber. If you have a similar setup, I would look into changing them all to a rubber material. Good question about the snap flooring separating, esp. if it is floating over a flexible mat. I would look into an engineered plank flooring that can be glued down. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 11/17/17 06:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Veteran's Day

Happy Veterans Day to all. I served 6 years in the US Navy (75-81) and a majority of that time was on-board a fast attack submarine, USS Memphis (SSN-691). I didn't believe it at the time, but it was one of the better moves in my life. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 11/11/17 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many miles on your Cat C7

I checked my valve lash at 40K and it took little to no adjustments, so no noticeable change in performance. I have good engine access from the top and the job was pretty easy. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 11/07/17 07:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many miles on your Cat C7

Only 45K on mine at 12 years old. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 11/06/17 08:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a pusher

As Bruce pointed out, hung wall construction would be my first priority. I also would avoid EDPM rubber, but wouldn't rule out a rig with a Brite Tek or a TPO roof material. Those materials are just as good as any solid fiberglass roof and probably better than the thin fiberglass some manufactures use. Good luck in your search. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 11/06/17 08:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New A/C's cheaper from sites other than camping world...

Like with anything else, you always need to shop around and include both shipping and sales tax charges. I purchased three window awnings a few years back and at the time Camping World provided the best deal over all the online vendors mentioned above. It appears most places change their prices and shipping charges daily so no one place is always the best. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 10/20/17 06:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exterior Trimark RV Lock failure

I've had great luck dealing with H.E. Mitchell when looking for anything to do with MOHO locks: Motorhome Locks Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 10/15/17 07:05am Class A Motorhomes
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