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RE: Picking up our new/used motorhome

Congrats again and have a safe travel home. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/14/14 05:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How young were you when you bought your first DP?

I started out with 34' sailboat at 34, then moved on to a 34' gasser at 51 followed by a 38' DP at 55. I retired at 57 (2 years ago) and envision a slightly larger DP in a couple of years after my wife retires. I believe the most important thing is that it doesn't matter what the toy is (boat, motorcycle, car, TT, 5er, gasser, DP) it's that you enjoy it. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/13/14 11:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: transporting a rv fridge

Many folks have purchased replacement cooling units from both the original manufacturers and the Amish aftermarket suppliers. Since these are usually shipped to your location (UPS/FEDEX/USPS), I doubt the shipping carriers maintain them in a vertical position the entire trip. However, the best place to get an answer is to ask the manufacturers. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/13/14 07:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 87' Monaco Executive

The moderator (1492) moved it from "Technical Support" to the "Class A" forum, both of which are part of rv.net. You'll have better luck in the Class A forum finding someone familiar with the engine/MOHO to answer your question. Also, iRV2.net and rv.net are two separate forums. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/11/14 07:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is anyone still using a car dolly?

I've had both. Although 4 down is clearly easier, the dolly is no where near as difficult as some would have you believe. If you find a good vehicle already set up to tow...great, but if not and you find a car that you want, IMO a dolly is fine. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/07/14 08:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Washer dryer

We hardly ever use ours. The run time to winterize/de-winterize is probably about the same as actually washing clothes. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/05/14 01:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Recommendations for an RV Park near UNC.

We've stayed at Spring Hill a couple of times, nothing fancy but a good place to stay with a really nice owner (at least it was a few years ago). There isn't much else in the area. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 08/02/14 07:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Diesel Pushers

You can get plenty of first hand knowledge on the iRV2 Entegra Owners Group: Entegra Owners Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/30/14 01:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Our new to us Country Coach

Congrats, it's been a long search but it appears like it was worth the effort. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/29/14 06:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Dolly

When we had a dolly, I did the same as ferndaleflyer and mounted a 2" hitch on my riding mower. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/28/14 09:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: dives slide

Fred, On a Travel Supreme I would first spray silicon or a light oil on the exterior slide rollers. You can see them with the slides extended by looking up where the structural slide supports go into the coach body. Also check to ensure the rollers under the slide on the inside are free. You can feel them under the slide from the inside when the slide is retracted. Another item to check would be to ensure the slide motor mounting bolts are all secure. If it still needs a push there is an adjustment you can make to the motor controller. Each slide on a Travel Supreme uses a motor controller which provides power and polarity (inward/outward travel) to the DC slide motor. The controllers are usually located in the basement compartment forward of the driver's side front tire. They are marked kinda funky, DS means Door Side (NOT Driver's Side) and ODS means Opposing Door Side, so be sure you adjust the correct one. The controllers monitor motor current so when the slide reaches it's end of travel (either fully extended or retracted) and the motor is mechanically stopped (locked rotor condition), the controller senses the increase in current and de-energizes the motor before any damage occurs or the fuses blow. You can adjust the trip value using the potentiometer on the controller. There are two adjustment (extension and retraction) so pay attention to what you are tweaking. Also, it usually doesn't take much, so make small adjustments (a couple of degrees at a time) and then try the slide. If you need to adjust it so much that you are blowing the fuse, either the controller has a problem or the slide is binding. All the controllers are the same so you can always swap one out to isolate the cause, but I think lube or adjustment will be all you need to do. Good luck and feel free to PM me if you have any questions. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/27/14 10:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Very Scary Tow Car Breakaway

Although an additional means to secure the baseplate would help (I believe some of the Blue Ox baseplates are provided with an addition cable to wrap around the frame), the load on the cables would not be all that great since both vehicles would be traveling at approx. the same speed. I see the biggest advantage of the safety cables/chains being physical attached to the frames on both vehicles is that it is independent from the normal attachment hardware. Then again, I worked as an engineer at a nuc power plant for 31+ years, so redundancy and independent safety systems are locked into my head forever. :) Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/24/14 01:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Very Scary Tow Car Breakaway

In addition to periodically checking that the baseplate bolts are secure (as identified in the instructions), it is also important to ensure the safety chains/cables are attached to the frame of the car. Just walking around I've seen many installations where the safety cables are attached to the baseplate assembly. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/24/14 06:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campground Question

Bring a car next time..........only kidding. :) C'mon folks, we're talking a CG parking spot here, life is too short to sweat the small stuff. Personally it wouldn't bother me, but I know several people that would have a similar reaction to the OP. If it is real a concern to you, I agree with the other posters to provide comments in rvparksreview.com, but be sure to provide all the facts. Otherwise, consider it a lesson learned and remember to tell the CG when you leave for the day. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/20/14 12:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine Monitior

I also purchased mine from RVUpgrade.com (same a DSDP Don). Also note that you will need to determine the proper connector before buying. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/19/14 06:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: The search continues off to Fla.

Good luck !! Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/16/14 08:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rear hub cover

Check out Raney's Truck parts: Raney's Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/16/14 08:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A note of gratatude to my RV.net friends

We should come up with a sticker, window decal or something that has rv.net logo (hint hint Good Sam Owners of this forum) and our forum name on it so people can see it. That way when camping and if we see that then the invitation is there for other rv.net people to chat and get to know each other! Something like this: http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u171/stugpanzer/Forum%20Photos/rvnet_graphic_zps28dac569.jpg They already have something. If you click onto "My Forums" and look in the section labeled "Member Card" you can print one with the logo and your name with a few stats. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/16/14 08:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Transmission

Right from Allison: Fluid Changes Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/14/14 06:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Introduction

Congrats on the new MOHO and welcome to the family. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/14/14 10:11am Class A Motorhomes
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