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RE: Norcold class action

I received a $137.16 check (first of four) for my Norcold 1200LRIM. Anyone know why the difference in what some of us received? Lou 05 Travel Supreme EnvoyIt was all based on points.. Did you own it, do you still own it, did you pay to fix it, has it had no problems, etc. The checks were based on these points I purchased the rig when it was three years old and still own it. I did supply the S/N and had the "shut it down on high temp" recall box installed. It was working, but based on the problems discussed pretty much everywhere, I wasn't going to wait for it to fail or, worst yet, catch on fire so I replaced the fridge with a residential unit that I installed myself. Maybe (no...most likely) my memory is fading, but I don't recall answering any questions when I first got involved with the class action suit. In any case, any payment was more than I was expecting so no complaints here. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/01/17 12:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BF Goodrich tires

In July of 2015 I replaced my (overpriced & cracked) Michelins with Bridgestone Ecopia R283 tires (295/75R22.5, Load Range H, 16 ply). I only have about 6K miles on them, but no issues and the total cost was $2891 out the door. The dealer also reimbursed me $120 ($60/tire) for the front two, but the back four had too many cracks to be used for recaps. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/01/17 12:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold class action

I received a $137.16 check (first of four) for my Norcold 1200LRIM. Anyone know why the difference in what some of us received? Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/31/17 01:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: :h - TOOL's Let's talk TOOL's - :@

I always joke that I carry enough tools to rebuild the engine on the side of the road if I needed to and I'm not so sure that it is a joke. However, the tools I use the most are simple screwdrivers for screws that occasionally back out due to road movement/vibration and the multimeter. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/18/17 09:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I thought I've seen just about everything .... but...

The last RV you will ever own. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/08/17 06:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Massachusetts EZPass Transponder Mounting on my Class A

Mine is at the bottom center (about the same height as it would be in a car/pickup truck) and we have had no issues. Based on the responses here it appears both locations work fine. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/06/17 05:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator

Many RV's have an auto start on the generator at a preselected battery voltage. A bit more info is necessary. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/26/17 05:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: R.I.P. Sully

Our thoughts are with his family, RIP Sully. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/19/17 06:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DIY Oil Changes- Fumoto Valve

I'm still old school and don't have a problem with removing the drain plug. I don't want the possibility of a leaky valve and the faster the oil drains, the more solids suspended in the fluid will come out, but that's just me. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/20/17 04:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: valve stem extenders

Obviously the best route is to go with one piece valve stems next time you replace your tires. However, in the meantime I've had good luck in the past with the stainless steel braided ones from NAPA. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/17/17 05:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: TPMS - Flow Thru or Non Flow Thru Sensors

I'm with Ivylog, I air up in the fall for winter storage (also remove the sensors at that time) and then adjust pressure in the spring when I reinstall the sensors. Typically I need to remove them once more when the weather warms up to reduce pressure, so it's not a big deal for me either. When it comes to spinning things hanging off the tire, I feel the smaller the better. Also, the spinning security covers are pretty much only good to keep a curious toddler from unscrewing the sensor. Any serious thief will either have the tool or can remove the sensors with plyers/channel locks. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/27/17 08:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: surge protector????

Which ones are you considering? Some only provide surge protection and the better one also provide high/low voltage and frequency protection along with a myriad of wiring faults (open neutral/open ground/polarity issues). Whether or not they will protect from all surges is doubtful (in my mind), but a campground wiring problem (esp. low voltages) is a real threat making the device worth every penny. Also, I see no way any surge protector will actually cause damage and I worked as a power plant engineer for 30+ years. FWIW, I have the Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C (see below) and it has protected my A/C units many times on low voltage at some of the older campgrounds we have here in the northeast. EMS-HW50C Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/23/17 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How old is too old?

Too old.....no, but condition is everything so check it out carefully. Are you capable of doing your own maintenance? Whether it be a car or a MOHO that's a big plus with an older vehicle. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/20/17 02:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I think we are done

We went through the same thought process when we sold our last sailboat a few years back. Between insurance, registration, property taxes and the costs associated with summer and winter marinas we were not using it enough to justify the expense. We occasionally miss it, but really no regrets. Not having the RV in the yard certainly makes it more difficult to use. When owning it becomes a task and you find you are using it because you feel you must, then it's definitely time to move on. Good luck in whatever your next venture turns out to be. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/20/17 02:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Garage for Class A

The RV bay on our garage is 48 (L) X 15 (W) x 16 (H) with an additional 22 (L) x 32 (W) two bay garage/workshop on one side. The RV door is 12 (W) x 14 (H) and the other two doors are 10 x 10. The 15' is wide enough to open all four slides and basement doors. Since one side is open to additional garage/workshop I felt I didn't need to make the RV bay any wider. We also used trusses to avoid having any columns in the open spaces. The trusses on the workshop side are "attic trusses" and have a 11 x 22 storage area in the center that is rated to carry 20 lbs/sq ft. We find these are comfortable dimensions to do what we need to do with the RV when it is in the garage. How often do you plan on walking around the RV when the slides are open? If you plan on doing that a lot and find it too difficult to duck under the slides, I would think an additional 2 feet on either side would be adequate. Good luck with the build. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/05/17 10:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: HELP! can't decide on this rv.

I always find the responses to this type of question somewhere between humorous and frustrating. The same "advice" is often given when someone asks about restoring an older car or motorcycle (obviously different forums). The bottom line is if you have the talent and enjoy doing this type of work it is mostly likely worth it. The pride of accomplishment is well worth the effort and $$$$ spent. However, if you are getting into this for a flip, thinking you'll make a quick buck, you are probably wasting your time and money. With that said, this question can only be answered by you. Good luck in whichever way you decide. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/03/17 08:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New tires

Two topics always seem come up in any RV tire discussion. Goodyear with the tire "rivering" thing and Michelin with the excessive sidewall cracking. I've never own a GY on any RV, but have had Michelins on two different rigs and all of them had cracks. Since I never had a blowout it may be cosmetic only, but it was always a concern when I was driving on them. Based on the above they are the two manufacturers I personally will not buy. Also, not RV related but the only tires that I have every fail on my cars/trucks over the years were Michelins (twice). Now I realize that many have had good luck with both manufacturers and Michelin always seems to be rated highly, but for my piece of mind I will continue to go with one of the many other manufacturers out there. I am currently running on Bridgestones, but they are less than two years old so to early to judge. However, so far so good and the ride appears to be the same. Good luck in whatever direction you go. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/02/17 01:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New tires

In July of 2015 we replaced our Michelins XZA's with Bridgestone Ecopia R283 (295/75R22.5, LR H, 16 ply). The Michelins had an odd size that was unique to them (I don't recall the size exactly), but the dealer provided an equivalent that was within a 3/8" difference in diameter. The total cost was $2,891.24 out the door plus we also received a check for $160 for two of the tires that didn't have excessive sidewall cracking. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/01/17 12:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What are your hobbies

Cocktails Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/27/17 01:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lost transmission dip stick...

On my rig (CAT/Allison on a Spartan chassis) the top 3 feet of the dipstick is made of a stainless steel cable so a magnet will not work. However, the tube can be disconnected at the top of the tranny. Hopefully you have a similar setup. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 02/22/17 02:30pm Class A Motorhomes
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