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RE: What is the most stressful part of driving your coach?

I'm with Mr. Mark and rk911 about the idiots that do not know how to merge onto a highway. For some reason they that believe merging means entering the highway at ramp speed (30 mph). Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/22/15 06:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you ever use the step well cover

Same as the OP, we hardly ever use it. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/19/15 06:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 275/80r 22.5 tires

Funny how one persons treasure is another's trash. I was thinking the exact same thing. Although I would not go as far to say that I'd never buy another Michelin tire, they are certainly not my favorite. Next time around (this spring) I'm considering Hankooks, mostly because of the positive reviews and the great luck I have had with them on my cars and trucks. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/14/15 12:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Tow Car

I'm disappointed that the new Honda automatic transmissions in the 2015 cars make it not towable anymore. We are on our second CR-V and it makes a great toad. MM. Me too Mr. Mark! Have towed a Honda Accord 2002 and a Honda Fit 2007 and both are great as cars, and Toads too! May have to get either something manual or look at some of the other makes when it comes time for a new Toad. Daily driver is a Ford Fusion 2010 (towable) and like it, just like towing smaller cars. For the most part all we have ever towed were Honda Accords with manual trannys. Unfortunately, the new Accords even with manual tranny's can no longer be towed four down. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/14/15 12:43pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Road hazard coverage

Do not confuse roadside assistance plans with an extended warranty. The roadside plans typically cover a tow, roadside flat repair and will even bring you out a few gallons of fuel, but will not cover the cost of a tire/rim. Extended warranties are really insurance policies to address specific problems and you need to read each one to know exactly what is covered. Since I don't have one I don't know if tire replacement (usually called roadside hazard on autos) is covered in any extended warranties, but my gut feeling is that are not. I'm sure others with direct experience with policies will chime in. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/12/15 05:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Typical Fuel Mileage You Get With Your Gas or Diesel Class A

Typically travel the speed limit +/- 5 mph and consistently get 8.0 mpg with an 05 Travel Supreme, 38'-10", 32,000lbs, Cat C-7 (350 HP) and Honda Accord in tow. Lou
sailor_lou 01/03/15 11:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Happy New Year

Here's to a safe and Happy New Year to all. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 12/31/14 08:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is your favorite past time?

Downhill skiing (winter) and rebuilding classic cars (summer). Sorry, no pics. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 12/28/14 09:08am Around the Campfire
RE: Mileage on CR-V

102K on a Honda is barely broken in. Although not a CRV, we drove our first Accord 314k miles and our second one currently has 181k. Both cars are still on the original clutch and only required routine maintenance. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 12/25/14 07:01pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Newbie Questions that scare him

Plumber101010 as most have stated, get a roadside assistance plan, do the proper maintenance and enjoy your rig. There is nothing magical about a MOHO and if you break each system down they are really not complicated at all. In 10 years we have never used our roadside assistance plan nor have we had any real issues. Also, I see nothing wrong starting out with a 40' DP, why keep buying small rigs just to upgrade every few years. I think a few on the forum today might have had a little too much spiked eggnog last night. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 12/25/14 06:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Merry Christmas to ALL

Thanks for the well wishes and a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and safe travels to RV'ers everywhere. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 12/25/14 07:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best RV Cover for winter weather; snow, ice, cold temps?

Prior to building an RV garage we used ADCO Aqua-shed covers on two different RV's. I found they would easily last 5 years and mine came with tire covers. If installed properly they will not ruin your painted surfaces and will keep the snow and ice off the RV. IMO, worth it in the New England winters. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 12/21/14 12:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2001 Travel Supreme 36'

Welcome to the world of RV's and the forum. You started out with a great coach. If you have any TS specific questions also check out the iRV2 Travel Supreme Owners Group: Travel Supreme Owners Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 12/19/14 01:34pm Class A Motorhomes
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
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