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RE: Motorized Windshield Sunshades

Well , I finally decided to go with the Carefree shades. They were on sale . I thought I wanted the MCDs , but it just made no sense. I'll have $560 in then vs about $2k for the MCDs. If our coach newer , i would have gone with the MCDs. Thanks for your input !
snickster 02/21/14 06:52pm Class A Motorhomes
Motorized Windshield Sunshades

Last summer I drove our 99 Monaco Windsor out west. The afternoon sun was a killer while driving . I have had motorized sunscreens before and they helped tremendously. A couple of weeks ago ,( in a weak moment ! ) I had the windshield measured for an MCD duo motorized sun screen and shade. I was pretty excited about it , but I;m not sure I want to put that much money into it on a 15 year old coach. Carefree has some split motorized sunscreens that would probably serve my intended purpose.They are substantially less than the MCD shade. Has anyone used these ? If so , please give me your opinion. http://www.carefreeofcolorado.com/carefree/products?action=product&productid=70&tab= Thanks !
snickster 02/14/14 06:09pm Class A Motorhomes
Updating Old Directv equipment

I've been dealing with some heavy duty health issues for the last 8-9 years and am way behind the 8 ball on the latest and best Directv setup for home/Motorhome. Presently I have 10 year old equipment (non HD) I just take a receiver with me in the MH when we travel. I would like to get HD and have a new DVR and still be able to take a receiver with me when we travel. I currently have none of the multiswitch setups at home or in the RV. Looks like I should stay with Direct over Dish because I watch a lot of college football. Any advice would be appreciated on what would be the best multi-room setup for home and the motorhome ? Thanks !
snickster 12/30/13 10:53am Technology Corner
Millenicom Router needed ?

I am ordering Millenicom's 20G monthly service. The 3 g store thinks I need a Pepwave Router for best results. Should I order one or just try the Verizon MiFi hotspot by itself first ? Thanks
snickster 10/22/13 02:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Outside tv addition

Blucrabbie, I sold the Phaeton , and have no pictures , however , I can assure you it looked just like it came from the factory that way . Just look at some pictures of Tiffins with the TV door on the PS slideout , and that is how it looked. Bruce is a master of Motorhome bodywork. He had to move our furnace over some to make it happen. I talked him in to doing this TV Cabinet mod on the Phaeton back in 2008. I was told by the factory it could not be done. He has done hundreds of these since then
snickster 09/10/13 11:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Outside tv addition

Bruce Deaton does this all the time. He added an outside cabinet and painted the door to match our 2007 Phaeton. It looked like it came from the factory like that.It's an awesome addition if you are a Tailgater and entertain outside. A friend with a Newmar Essexx had Bruce add this to his coach after he saw mine , and was thrilled He is in Red Bay AL. The cabinet was purchased from Tiffin Parts I'm not sure what size TV Tiffin is using on the outside. At the time ours was a 32" , but suspect the new cabinets are designed for a larger TV. The cost was a fraction of what you're quoting . Tell him Mark Evans sent you. (No financial interest , just a very happy customer !) http://rvservicereviews.com/ReviewDetails.asp?FacilityID=1184&State=AL&Search=&CategoryID=
snickster 09/09/13 10:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Painting

Check with Bruce Deaton in Red Bay AL. He is great and very reasonable.He has done several smaller paint jobs for me. Price just depends on the design , but what I saw was in the 8-12,000 range. http://rvservicereviews.com/ReviewDetails.asp?FacilityID=1184&State=AL&Search=&CategoryID=
snickster 09/06/13 04:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: High altitude driving issues

I agree with most of the advice given here. I've been driving in high altitudes for many years. It is normal to run a little hotter , however if you are running temps high enough to be harmful , I would certainly clean the charge air cooler and the radiator fins with a good degreaser. This is probably the culprit from what you describe. For the last several years we have been in the CO mountains going over passes between 11,000 - 12,000 feet. As someone else mentioned , it is very important to keep your RPMs up by downshifting while going up these grades. The lower the RPMs the lower the fan speed. If the temps start increasing too much, back off your speed. The best way to monitor all this is with a Silverleaf monitoring system. Using one of these systems can really help put you in control of these situations. I use a Silverleaf VMSPC . I don't like to be without it. Good Luck !
snickster 07/29/13 12:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome ski trip to resorts around Denver at Christmas

Have not stayed there , but have been through this resort while staying in Park City. Looked good , and at a lot lower elevation than Tiger Run by around 2000 ft http://www.parkcityrvresort.com/
snickster 07/26/13 10:44pm Class A Motorhomes
99 Monico Windsor and Silverleaf VMSPC

I have a new to me 99 Monaco Windsor that I would like to connect a Silverleaf VMSPC that I have been using on a 98 HR Endeavor. The Windsor has the Cummins 8.3 L Engine with the Allison engine and the Endeavor has the Cummins 5.9L ISB. Is the VMSPC able to connect and work with the Windsor. I don't see any connector that will match the VMSPC Hardware connector. Heading for the Rockies soon , and I would sure like to be able to have all the data available that the VMSPC provides while climbing those grades. ( Especially on an unfamiliar coach !) Thanks
snickster 07/13/13 11:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exhaust Brake on '99 Monaco Windsor

Thanks for the replies. I'm not with the Windsor right now . I only saw the one floor switch to the left of the brake peddle. Didn't look under the drivers seat for another. No switches on the dash that I can find. I don't know the mfg of the EB, but should be able to locate it and find out.
snickster 06/22/13 10:56am Class A Motorhomes
Exhaust Brake on '99 Monaco Windsor

I have a new to me '99 Windsor. There is a switch on the floorboard for the Exhaust Brake activation. Nothing happens when I press it . No indicator light comes on and no downshift of the transmission occurs. Other than a "lockup" failure of the device , is the anything else I should be looking for , such as an on-off switch in a different location or a blown fuse ?. I'm not real excited about having to buy a whole new exhaust brake at over $1000 a pop plus installation. Just dropped about $3500 on new tires , oil change , filters and lube . Hoping for a simple solution ! We're heading to the Rockies before long so I will need that brake soon. Thank you
snickster 06/22/13 09:39am Class A Motorhomes
MICE INFESTATION !

We put our 98 Endeavor away last December , drove the car out west for a 2 month ski vacation around the 1st of February and arrived home around April 1 . I had planned to get the MH ready soon after , however , I became extremely ill for a month and a half. Well , we just went to check it out yesterday to see what we needed to do . When I opened the door I could not believe my eyes or the terrible odor. There were mice droppings everywhere . I'm not talking about just some here and there . I mean there were massive quantities everywhere ! Under every AC roof vent there was piles of styrofoam pellets and fiberglass. I couldn't do much at that time so we ran to the store and placed sticky traps around . We came back today with cleaning supplies and a shop vac . I'll try to shorten this , but we just spent 7 hours vacuuming the AC ducts and cleaning the upper cabinets that always before I had thought were impenetrable to mice. They had burrowed from the AC ducts , following a roof strut and had chewed through a hard plastic 90 degree strut cover located in the cabinet. The cabinets had about 2 inches of a combination of chewed up food and mice poop . When I opened one of the cabinet doors one jumped out and I saw another jumping around ! I closed the doors . I later came back and opened all the cabinet doors and began removing chewed up boxes , bags , etc . Mice were just lying up in the food . I vacuumed all the stuff on the bottoms of the cabinets . One mouse went up the vacuum hose ! Anyway , it was and is still a major nightmare . I can hear mice running in the roof, and we were seeing them run around on the floor occasionally while cleaning . The only time I remember seeing so many mice was years ago as a kid in an old barn with corn stored . We still have hours and hours of cleaning to do , however I still have mice in there and doubt I can catch every one of these critters. Also my AC thermostat is not working , so no AC . I'm sure they chewed up some wiring. I am in serious need of advice and help on how to get rid of these pests !!!! HELP !!! Thanks PS We had parked the MH last fall at a state park storage area in a field , so I imagine that's where the mice came from.
snickster 06/08/13 09:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sumatumo or Hankook Tires ?

Thanks Tom . Looked at their price list . The 295s are substantially more ($260) per tire than the 235s . I may check about the program but having Michelins is not worth an extra $1000- $1500 to me, I have run Michelins, Goodyears , Toyos , Bridgestones , and Dunlops on motorhomes in the past with good results , so knowing as long aas it is a reputable brand at a competitive price , I'll be happy enough !
snickster 06/08/13 08:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sumatumo or Hankook Tires ?

Thanks for the replies . Dealer just checked and both brands are rated for 75 mph.
snickster 06/08/13 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
Sumatumo or Hankook Tires ?

I bought a 99 Monaco Windsor that still has the original Bridgestone 1998 ! Tires . They are 275s. Looking at 295s. Which would be better , 6 Hankooks at $3400 out the door , or Sumatomos for $3200 ? Also , do there prices seem reasonable ? I was quoted fo LingLongs for $2400. Not too sure about those !
snickster 06/07/13 10:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toilet bowl seal not holding water

I had tried everything except replacing the seals. Finally solved the leaking seal by multiple applications of http://www.marvelmysteryoil.com/. That was 4 years ago , and the toilet bowl still holds water !
snickster 04/28/13 03:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Aid to backing up with toad

Several times we have backed up while connected . I just crank the toad engine (to turn on the power steering) and then back the MH and Toad up while the wife steers the car and keeps the front wheels from turning and locking to one side or the other. Don't think we've damaged anything this way !
snickster 04/27/13 10:19am Class A Motorhomes
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