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RE: Base Plate Blues

If you have a Blue Ox tow bar and end up with a Roadmaster base plate, I believe there's adapters to hook up your Blue Ox to the Roadmaster base plate
supercub 09/12/17 10:15pm Class A Motorhomes
Traveling to view the Eclipse ?

Just curious if anyone is travelling to view the eclipse in a couple of weeks? I'm thinking of heading up near Boise. I need to go up that way to pick something up in the next month or so, so thought I'd make the trip around that date so I can view a total Eclipse, a once in a life time event.
supercub 08/05/17 06:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water Pump quit, then started ??

All older DC pumps have brushes, they may be worn down. Some are replaceable some are not. I don't really know, maybe 5 minutes.
supercub 07/29/17 09:46am Class A Motorhomes
Water Pump quit, then started ??

Was taking a shower this morning and the water pump quit working. Luckily I was finished and just getting ready to shut off the water. I turned the pump switch off and waited a few minutes, then turned it back on and the water flowed. What do you think? Is it getting ready to fail? Should I buy a new one and keep it on hand, just in case? Thanks Brian
supercub 07/29/17 08:37am Class A Motorhomes
50 amp MH, plugged into 30 amp, ok to run 2 ac units??

Something new for me. My motorhome has 50 amp service, however I'm currently plugged into a 30 amp outlet. Both my air conditioners are running. Is this ok to run both on 30 amps? Thank You Brian
supercub 07/16/17 04:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are my expectations too high?

Not all DP's ride the same. First off, stay away from the Roadmaster R4R chassis. They have a very harsh ride, even if the after market ride enhancement kit is installed. I speak from experience. Generally speaking Freightliner and Spartan are very similar in ride and overall will give you a nice ride. I've never pulled a 5th wheel, so can't compare the rides. Also keep in mind, the wheel base will have an effect on ride. Tire pressure will also effect the ride. My suggestion is test drive different chassis. Don't just take them around the block, but get them out on the freeway up to speed and around some truck traffic to see how the react. Also if possible drive them up some grades. Also drive them over some rougher roads so you get an idea of ride. Test drive, test drive, and test drive.
supercub 06/01/17 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: yosemite from west side to Tahoe.

120, is still closed and they don't have an expected date to open it yet. Probably still a few weeks away before it's open. It's probably the shortest route, but if you want to avoid curves and steep roads, I would elect to go 140 west to 99, then north to Sacramento to 50 or 80 to Tahoe. As I stated above, and I just checked again to confirm this, Highway 120 out the West side of the park is not closed. Only Tioga Pass is closed. There is construction on the road and there is a temporary night time closure planned in June, but right now it's open. When I said 120, I meant 120 Tioga Pass. I didn't mean 120 going to the west back to 99. Yes that portion was closed due to a road slide, but is open now to one way traffic, last report I saw a couple days ago. However, per the Sonora Paper, Tioga Pass, which is 120 is still closed with no expected opening date. :)
supercub 05/27/17 09:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: yosemite from west side to Tahoe.

120, is still closed and they don't have an expected date to open it yet. Probably still a few weeks away before it's open. It's probably the shortest route, but if you want to avoid curves and steep roads, I would elect to go 140 west to 99, then north to Sacramento to 50 or 80 to Tahoe.
supercub 05/27/17 11:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: yosemite from west side to Tahoe.

Not sure exactly where you are in Tahoe. If you're at south shore take 50 to the west. It is a two lane road for most of the way, then turns to 4 lanes. It does have some turns etc, but not bad. If you would rather have a better 4 lane hiway, travel to the north side and take hiway 80 west. Both 50 and 80 will take you to Sacramento where you can merge onto hiway 99. Take 99 south to Merced, then hiway 140 east that will take you into the valley at Yosemite. You could also take hiway 120 in Manteca (which is off hiway 99 about 60 miles south of Sacramento) however this road to Yosemite does have a stretch of very windy and somewhat steep area called Priest Grade which is just prior to Groveland. They've also had some road closure on 120 due to slides etc, so if you elect to go this route, I would check with the Hiway Patrol or Cal Trans. Both 120 and 140 are main roads to Yosemite. Overall, I'd say 140 is the better road. When you leave Mariposa you'll drop down into a canyon, the road is wide two lane with some curves, but not bad at all, buses, RV's, trucks etc drive it daily, this route is the main entrance to Yosemite. Once in the canyon the road follows the Merced River into Yosemite, very pretty drive. There is one stretch of one lane traffic with a one lane bridge (controlled by signal lights) due to a slide several years ago, that they've never repaired yet. Again, large vehicles travel it daily. This is the route I would recommend for you. Another route, but I don't think you'd want to do it, 50 west from Tahoe to hiway 49 south. 49 takes you through the gold rush country of California, but it has some curvy areas and some of it it very narrow. It does intersect 120 shich leads to Yosemite or travel further south on 49 and it will intersect 140 the main road to Yosemite. I just read your posting again, I see you're going from Yosemite to Tahoe, just reverse my directions and it will work for you. Sorry, I thought you were going the opposite direction. LOL So your route would be 140 west from Yosemite to 99 the north to Sacramento and take 50 or 80 east to Tahoe.
supercub 05/25/17 08:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sun Shade for part of the side of RV when in storage, ideas?

I would love to store mine indoors, but the cost is to much for my pocket book.
supercub 05/24/17 08:23am Class A Motorhomes
Sun Shade for part of the side of RV when in storage, ideas?

I store my motor home in a carport with other RVs along side. Most of my motor home sides are protected from the sun by RV's parked on either side of me. However because the carports are set up diagonally, about 15 foot of the front on one side and about 15 feet of the back on the other side are exposed to the sun, as is the back of the motor home. The RV storage facility doesn't allow anything to be attached to the carport structure. So, I'm looking for ideas on how to cover and protect the exposed areas. I know about full covers, but don't want to go to that hassle. I use my motor home frequently, so need something that is somewhat easy. Any ideas? Thanks Brian
supercub 05/22/17 06:48pm Class A Motorhomes
Ford 150 ??

I'm just looking into possibly buying a small 5th trailer, under 25' in length. I know weight is a major consideration. Will a Ford 150 tow a small 5th wheel? if so, any recommendation on engine size (gas). Thanks Brian
supercub 05/15/17 11:31am Fifth-Wheels
Going from 38' diesel pusher to a small 5th wheel ????

I've always had Class A motor homes, gas and diesel. I currently have a 38' diesel pusher and I really enjoy it. With that said, I've been thinking of maybe downsizing to a small (under 25ft) 5th wheel. Has anyone made such a move? Would love to hear your feelings about such a change. Anyone else have any comments, would like to hear all the pros and cons. Reason I may make the change is to use some of the money I have tied up in the diesel for another project. I own the diesel outright. Thanks Brian
supercub 05/15/17 11:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Norcold 1200 Frig won't run on Propane ?

Tried it again, and nothing. Checked and made sure it had power, which it did. Moved the little propane valve a few times, and presto she lit. Yes, it was in the open position to begin with.
supercub 05/13/17 12:19pm Tech Issues
RE: $200.00 thrown away.

Before hiring the man, why did you not ask him how he was going to measure and adjust? If you had done the least amount of interviewing to ascertain his qualifications, you could have avoided inferior service. Hindsight is 20/20 I don't think to often you ask a mechanic how they are going to do a job. You just ask them if they have experience in that area, which I did. Perhaps next time, I need to ask more questions.
supercub 05/13/17 11:28am Class A Motorhomes
Norcold 1200 Frig won't run on Propane ?

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supercub 05/13/17 09:47am Class A Motorhomes
Norcold 1200 Frig won't run on Propane ?

Runs on shore power, but won't run on gas. Any ideas? Yes, propane is on. Ran fine on propane a couple days ago, but not now. Thanks
supercub 05/13/17 09:47am Tech Issues
$200.00 thrown away.

I've noticed that my motor home was not even with the airbags inflated. I did a little research and found out that the ride height needed to be adjusted, even found some good instructions on how to do it. Called Freightliner and got the proper measurements. My back has been giving me problems, so elected to call a mobile mechanic since I'm in a park and away from home. He said he was very familiar and had done several adjustments. When he showed up, he measured from the top of the wheel wells, I politely said, that was not an accurate place to measure, because the differences of the well heights from left side to right side was different when bags were deflated, and probably the left and right molds used at the factory were probably not exact. He then measured from the ground to bottom of the frame and within a few minutes said he was done, that it was level now. Since I had read the Freightliner instructions, I asked him, even though it's level, how do you know it's at the proper height, told him that the specs called for 10.25 inches on the rear and 10 inches on the front. He hadn't even checked the front at this point. I informed him that the measurements were from the bottom of the frame to the center of the lower strut bolt. He'd never heard that before. He checked that measurement and said it was fine. So I paid him $200.00 which he told me would be the cost when I initially called him. So for about 15 minutes work I paid him $200 and he was on his way. After he left, I crawled under and checked the measurements, they were off. Came in and familiarized myself again with the instructions on how to adjust the valves.......and after about 45 minutes or so, had them all adjusted front and rear well within the +/- 1/4 inch that Freightliner allows. The mechanic up front said it would be $200, but what gripes me is, he didn't know the proper specs, where to take the measurements, and then had them at the wrong height. Yes, he showed up at my site, so that's worth something I suppose, but taking only 15 minutes, and still charging $200 I thought was a little much. I even asked him if it was "still $200" yes was the answer. Makes me mad when you have someone that is suppose to be knowledgeable (this was a diesel mechanic for RV's) and yet I had to inform him of almost everything on how to do the job, and then still have it done wrong. Oh well, live and learn I guess.
supercub 05/13/17 09:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome fires

Just for a little added insurance, a couple years ago, I purchased an extinguisher for the engine compartment from Mack the fire guy. I also installed one in the back of my Norcold Refrigerator. I also have a small extinguisher mounted next to my bed and one next to the door. I didn't like the strap mounting that came with the extinguisher for the engine compartment, so bought a piece of aluminum angle and mounted it so the extinguisher lies on the bottom of the L and mounted it with bolt running thru the vertical of the L and then used hose clamps to secure the extinguisher to it.
supercub 05/13/17 09:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DP Search

Fleetwood Revolution 40E
supercub 05/11/17 08:43am Class A Motorhomes
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