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RE: Wiper Arm Parts

Dennis, I have been always able to find any wiper parts I need here: Mill Supply If you don't see it online, give them a call. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/18/15 04:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil/tranny fluid change

Mike, with only 5k miles and about a year old I don't see changing it later as a big deal. It's preferable to change it hot because when the it's cold it's more viscous (thicker) and will drain slower. This leaves a little more of the dirty oil inside the engine. Also, a higher flow rate is desirable because it will allow more contaminates to flow out the drain. With that said, if it was really old or had many miles on it I would do it cold, but in your case I say let it go until you get back. In the future I would do it in the fall when you put it away for the season. Good luck and enjoy your trip. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/13/15 10:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: slide out carpet

Not at all, two of my slides roll over ceramic tile. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy I misread your question. I did see one RV with wood in lieu of carpeting on the slides and it was installed by the owner. Lou
sailor_lou 03/04/15 07:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Entegra Quality Issues

You will also get some first hand knowledge by posting this on the iRV2 Entegra Owners Forum: Entegra Owners Hopefully you'll get this stuff worked out soon. Good luck, Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/03/15 07:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Family Owned MH Manufacturers

I agree with the post on Integra. I think I would go with Integra on an upgrade. Plus, going diesel it would be the Integra with a side radiator. Isn't Integra the continuation of Travel Supreme bought by Jayco? I have owned a Jayco. Was not a fan. I understand Travel Supreme was a quality coach. But I would be concerned with Jayco in charge. Jayco purchased the assets after Travel Supreme closed and formed a new division called Entegra to produce a mid to upper end coach. If you look at the Entegra closely you'll notice many similarities to the old TS's. They have been around a few years now and based on owners comments the quality appears to be pretty good and the customer service reports are excellent. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/22/15 08:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Family Owned MH Manufacturers

Entegra is a division of Jayco and I believe is family owned. Are you not considering RV's that are not manufactured by family owned companies? If so, may I inquire why? Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/22/15 03:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who do you turn to ?

Hi Joe, Welcome to RVing and the forum. I usually shop around, but as smlranger pointed out RVupgrades.com is pretty consistent fair pricing and fast shipping. RVupgrades Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/22/15 06:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water and Power Cord Storage

I installed one of these for the hose: Hose Reel and one of these for the power cord: Power Cord Reel On the power reel I purchased a D.C. motor wireless controller so I can extend and retract the cord using a key fob. A bit more $$ than a bucket, but sometimes you can find them used too. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/21/15 08:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: water pump question

I turn our house water off when leaving for a weekend or longer. Same principle for a camper. Brian Same here. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/18/15 09:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winterizing Samsung RF18HFENBSR icemaker?

Provided the water inlet line is below the solenoid that seems to be an acceptable solution. When I replaced my Norcold with a Samsung (Model RF197) I relocated the solenoid to the back of the fridge so I can reach it through the original Norcold access panel. Then when I winterize, I simply disconnect the small hose up to the icemaker so it drains down and then power up the solenoid with a cheater cord until the pink stuff flows. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/16/15 01:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Surge Protectors

Thanks for the post and it appears consistent to what other have experienced. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/06/15 09:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: do I need a locking gas cap

I've never had an issue and would be more concerned of the thief damaging the body trying to get the locking cap off or puncturing the fuel tank. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/02/15 06:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Paint "checking" on '02 American Eagle

I've read that many different MOHOs where having a similar issue around that time frame and a few years later. Something to do with the quality of the fiberglass that many RV manufacturer's were using. I don't recall the specifics, but hopefully someone with first hand knowledge will speak up. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/28/15 07:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to Make the Leap

Did any of you make the leap before you retired? I say go for it !!! My first RV was a 34' Winne Vectra (gasser, no slides) and now a 38' Travel Supreme (DP w/four slides), all before I retired. If a Class A is where you want to end up why keep spending $$$ and taking a hit at each move? Did most of you start with smaller RV's or travel trailers? I did start with sailboats if that counts. What are my pitfalls? None that I see. I already have a place to park it when not being used. I am a hands-on kind of guy who can turn wrenches when needed. Can much of the maintenance be done DIY? I do all my own maintenance. As a matter of fact I have never had a car, truck, boat or MOHO in a shop in my life. Break it down one system at a time and it's not very complicated. Can I expect a halfway decent Diesel pusher for <$70K? Yes, if you are willing to go a few years old. Just start with a quality rig. Should I be concerned with a rig that has approx 100k in mileage? Or would years old be more of a concern? Not so much with todays engines, but you should be able to find plenty of rigs out there with fewer miles. The key is maintenance. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/28/15 07:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Old Toad/New Experience

We used a dolly for about 5 years and it is no way as difficult as some make it out to be. They are not that heavy to move around if you need to and if you take advantage of pull through sites you will rarely need to move it manually. After a little practice you can load the car yourself in about 10 minutes. Granted, it's not as easy a four down, but it works just fine. Also, if you buy a used dolly you can probably sell it in a few years for what you paid for it in the event you decide to go four down in the future. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/27/15 05:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Improvments in sidewall constructions.

I guess no one has an answered to the OP? Where is oldman when you need him? This was the only response that did not answer anything. At least the others responded to the second question. Lou o5 Travel Supreme Envoy Lou, I did not mean to sound critical. But I was just surprised that that with over 360 views no one had any insight as to what improvements were made on sidewall construction if any on newer MH's. My bad........I'm typically not so cranky, probably a bit on edge today with all the snow. I always enjoy it in the winter, but not all in one storm (24" and the drifts were in excess of 3' over here in Moodus). Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/27/15 05:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Improvments in sidewall constructions.

I guess no one has an answered to the OP? Where is oldman when you need him? This was the only response that did not answer anything. At least the others responded to the second question. Lou o5 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/27/15 08:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Improvments in sidewall constructions.

Not around any longer, but Travel Supreme used hung wall construction. I believe you can add Entegra to the list of current manufacturers. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/26/15 11:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: towing a car

First off, what year Accord and does it have an auto or manual tranny? As identified above, some older Hondas can be towed four down. I've been doing it for about 10 years now with two different model years, all with manual transmissions. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/26/15 11:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: fuel

I am pretty consistent around 8 mpg driving the speed limit +/- 5 mph and towing a Honda Accord. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy CAT 350 HP
sailor_lou 01/25/15 09:00am Class A Motorhomes
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