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RE: Anyone self installed a Winegard SK SWM3 to replace a dome

Run it on top of the roof to the front and then down through the roof.
supercub 11/15/17 08:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Making the change from diesel back to gas 2014 Itasca

I always have to chuckle about which RV will make it up a hill the fastest. In most cases, you're only talking a few miles per hour difference. Most grades are only a few miles long............so after buying a big engine RV or doing upgrades to increase your HP you go up the hill 10 mph faster then the guy in the slow lane..........you get to the top of the grade a minute or so sooner...........I've owned a couple of gas motor homes with 8.1 Chev engines............I've also owned DP with 400hp engines.........I wouldn't bet either way on which one would get to the top of the hill first. Remember, typically, gas or lower HP DP weigh less................as RV's go up in size, so does the weight, and typically so does the engine size. How fast I go up a grade is a low priority with me and I live in the west. More important is floor plan, condition, quality, etc etc. Happy RVing Brian
supercub 10/24/17 01:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Making the change from diesel back to gas 2014 Itasca

It'll do fine, probably around 45 mph going up the grapevine...........trouble is, you won't be able to hear anything but the engine roaring. I started off with a gas rig years ago, moved to a DP, then made a mistake of going back to a gas rig........that didn't last long, went back to a DP and that's were I'll stay.
supercub 10/23/17 10:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator run at different speeds

I have a 2005 Fleetwood Excursion with the same generator. With nothing else on, the generator rpms will change and the needs of the batteries / battery charger change. The rpms will start off somewhat higher when the batteries first start charging - drawing a higher amperage. Then as the batteries have been receiving a charge, the charger amperage decreases and therefore the generator rpms decrease. I don't see any problems with your generator. The same thing happens when the A/C or microwave comes into use. Bill Thanks Bill, the trouble is, it will keep going through these cycles, over and over and over again.
supercub 10/04/17 12:25pm Class A Motorhomes
Generator run at different speeds

I have an Onan 7500 watt diesel generator. With nothing on in the motor home, other then then items like the CO2 detector, the Microwave display, etc etc. the following is happening. The generator will run at three different rpms (judging from the sound) At each level it will run for several minutes (5-10) then will switch to the next level. Kinda like shifting gears. Inside the motor home I have a Xantrex display that shows DC Volts, amps and Battery State. The Battery State displays 3 different battery levels. First indicator is an outline of a battery and shows a low level, next little battery shows a 1/2 level and the 3rd battery display shows a full battery. When the generator changes rpm (power) the Battery State display will change also. I don't recall my generator doing this before. I did check the voltage at the batteries at they were all good. Any ideas? Thanks Brian PS This is on a 2004 Fleetwood Revolution.
supercub 10/04/17 10:03am Class A Motorhomes
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
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