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RE: RV Covers

I have used ADCO Aqua-shed covers in the past with good results. If you cover the sharp objects on the roof with foam (something like pipe insulation) and secure them properly you will get a min. of four seasons and no paint damage. With the New England snow/ice and all the stuff that falls off the trees (leaves in the fall and pollen in the spring) I still believe it is worth the effort. The only down side is you will need to wait for the snow to melt before removing it so if you are planning a mid-winter trip down south I would hold off. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/23/16 01:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Samsung Fridge Questions

We went with the SS and believe the platinum would have been a better choice. As you identified, keeping fingerprints off the SS surface is a never ending battle. The platinum is still a silver color, just a few shades darker. I actually think it is better looking than SS and since it's a painted surface it is easier to maintain. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/14/16 04:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What do you use to raise the MH to work underneath?

I use a 20 ton bottle jack and then support the frame with either properly rated jackstands or wooden blocks. I would never go under there on the jack alone. Good question and be safe. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/13/16 09:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Cover

Prior to building my RV garage, I used a cover every winter for 9 years and it didn't cause any damage to the rig. If secured properly it doesn't flap around or scratch the painted surfaces. I installed it myself by laying in out on the ground in front of the RV and with a rope attached to the cover just pulled it up and walked back on the roof. Obviously you need to be comfortable working up there, but it isn't nearly as difficult as many make it out to be. IMO keeping the snow and ice off the top of the RV is worth the effort. Good luck whatever approach you take. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/09/16 06:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Another happy TST 507 owner. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/06/16 06:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How much solar

There is no way to accurately determine by a pic. I would start by checking each panel for a model number or panel rating. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/01/16 04:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where do I start

In the time frame/budget you are considering I would add Country Coach, Foretravel and Travel Supreme to the list. There you will find excellent quality, which is very important when buying used. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/01/16 04:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2 year old tires - small cracks

I agree the cracks do not look that severe, but I wouldn't expect to see that on a 2 year old tire. Are they covered when not in use? I would check date and then also ensure they are properly inflated. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/28/16 07:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2016 Winnegabo Tour Question

Although much older, our first RV was a 97 Winne Vectra and I found it pretty well built and extremely reliable. I can't speak about their current construction except based on what I have read on-line and overall most seem pretty positive. I know in my case, if shopping for a new coach today I would stick to either Entegra (kind of a continuation of the old Travel Supreme Line) or Newmar. This is my opinion (and my OPINION only), but it appears they are the two better built/quality rigs without getting into the really high end models (Foretravel, Newell, Prevost conversions, etc). Also, I would consider a used high end coach first before anything new, but once again this is only my opinion. I hope this helps and good luck with your search. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/09/16 09:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which Dicor Lap Sealant?

So are you saying to use the Eternabond then cover it with the DiCor? Or use the Dicor on the joints, let it dry and cover it with the Eternabond? Remove the old/loose Dicor and clean the surface. You can then cover directly with the Etrenabond tape for a smoother surface or if you wish, apply the Dicor and then cover with the tape after it cures. If you do reinstall the Dicor ensure the tape overlaps it fully. Hope this helps. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/05/16 10:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Balance rear tires on class A?

They all spin so they all should have some form of balance (IMO). My first rig (97 Winne Vectra - gasser) used weights on all 6 tires. My current rig (DP) originally had powder and when I replaced the tires they recommended beads, claiming that powder will clump should moisture get into the tire. All the methods have worked for worked well for me over several years. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/05/16 10:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which Dicor Lap Sealant?

I know this doesn't directly answer your question, but I agree with the others about the use of Eternabond tape. In my experience it is pretty much a one-time permanent repair. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/05/16 08:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: When to change hoses on a Diesel Pusher ??

I agree with most of the above and treat the MOHO just like all the other vehicles I own (car, truck, boat & backhoe). Routine maintenance on schedule and replace components when they show signs of wear and/or degradation. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/30/16 11:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Hose Mounting

I find it's easier and more convenient to carry a couple of hoses like these: Coiled Poly Hose They are lightweight and store nicely in a Rubbermaid container in the basement. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/28/16 07:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Theft: the bad, the bad, and the really bad

We are also in the never had anything stolen club. I usually leave the chairs, grill and snack tables out and some of the basement doors unlocked. We do lock the RV when we leave, but typically the windows are open. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/26/16 06:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow bar

Tow Bar: Blue Ox Advent LX Baseplate: Roadmaster XL Brake System: Brakebuddy Lou 05 Travel Supreme
sailor_lou 04/15/16 07:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: surge protectors

The better surge protection devices also provide protection from HI/LO voltage conditions as well as issues with the neutral and ground (ie: reverse polarity and open neutral). These are the most common problems that you will encounter with a campground power source and are conditions that will destroy electrical components pretty rapidly. I have experienced power issues several times in the 11 years we have been RVing (the campgrounds in the northeast are pretty dated) so I believe they are worth every penny. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/13/16 07:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another debate or opinions

My MOHO sits every winter between Oct/Nov until Apr/May without starting. I did the same thing with the gas and diesel engines in all the sailboats I owned for over 25 years without issue. I'm in the camp that believes frequent cold starts are more damaging than sitting, but do agree if you are going to start it ensure you drive it long enough (or load it up in the case of the genset) to sufficiently heat the oil to drive out any moisture. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/07/16 06:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: C-7 fan hub bearing

I have about 45k on mine with the original bearing (sealed/no zerk design) and have had no issues. I do remove the belt and check the bearing at least once a year for excessive play and drag. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/03/16 07:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Manufacturer poor quality control caused a flood

Listen King whoever I read it and " laughed out loud" from his comment. Got it J*rk The OP is fully in warranty and will be taken care of like 99% of the posts said. What more could anyone else further comment on other than what has been said. Sorry I laughed at a comment. Good one, because we all know name calling is always a convincing way to make your point. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/02/16 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
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