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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 ?

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 29289368
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
RE: Direct T V

you can't get local channels if you are more than 250 miles from home address, unless you have a separate RV package and purchase local channels. DirecTV doesn't like to change the service address. Depends on who you get on the phone. Are there trees or buildings in the way of the dish? I change my service address frequently, so I'm able to get the local stations. I've NEVER had a problem, in fact quite the opposite, they are always very pleased to do it. Usually takes about 5 minutes by the time you call the 800 number and push a few digits on the phone to talk to a live person. It hasn't been a problem at all.
supercub 05/07/17 08:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Great double decker home built class A

Looks very nice, but not all that roomy. Didn't look like you could walk around the bed. The living room area was very crowded too. Said it only had a 225hp engine at the beginning, I wonder if he installed a larger hp engine?
supercub 04/14/17 11:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2005 Southwind Generator runs just fine but no power

It might be under a drawer in the bedroom. Pull the bottom drawers out and look behind them.
supercub 03/20/17 11:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wow, just wow, The rv of my dreams

Who ever built it was not a craftsman! Looks like a piece of junk.
supercub 02/23/17 06:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sumo springs

I had a Workhorse Chassis a few years back. I did just about every suspension upgrade including Sumo springs to improve the ride and handling. The handling improved somewhat............probably 25%, the ride, maybe 15%. I now have a diesel pusher and the ride and handling is 100% better then gas, plus the noise level going up grades is 1000% better. My DP is on a Freightliner and after market upgrades are available. I plan on zero upgrades, why? it rides and drives great as it is. If I had a gas motor home. I might do some sway bars do help with handling, as far as ride, it's been my experience, it's basically money down the drain. I've had two gas motor homes one I just did shock upgrades and again, no difference, the other I talked about above. I've found that quite often when people spend money on an upgrade, that they've convinced themselves into a positive improvement no matter what the outcome, so will talk positive about the product.
supercub 02/16/17 11:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing black water tank with freshwater tank.

Like the above post suggested, go to Gone with the Wynns website. They've been using composting toilets for years in their RV's, they now have a sailboat and have them in it too. They have videos on installation, and what they did with their black tank. Lots of useful info on their website, might take a little looking, but it's there.
supercub 02/05/17 10:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing black water tank with freshwater tank.

Like the above post suggested, go to Gone with the Wynns website. They've been using composting toilets for years in their RV's, they now have a sailboat and have them in it too. They have videos on installation, and what they did with their black tank. Lots of useful info on their website, might take a little looking, but it's there.
supercub 02/05/17 10:47pm Class A Motorhomes
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