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RE: Ford cruise control

Last two Mh's have been on the Ford chassis. My only major complaint has been with the cruise control - seems technologically in the dark ages. I've learned to be super alert to the slightest grade, but too often is seems I don't quite sense the grade change and the transmission suddenly shifts down and we're travelling at super high RPM's. My daily drivers seem to sense the change, shift down a little to compensate & continue on without dramatic effect. BTW - the first was a 2005, the current a 2013. Ford can certainly do better than this! I so agree with this post, the cruise control on my 08 Bounder is the same, does seem like old technology don't work with the new technology V-10 and 5 speed transmission, what Ford needs is some R & D put into the cruise control to adapt to hills, I can maintain the speed in 4th gear on a hill but the cruise control keeps it in 3rd gear.
timmac 11/18/14 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cool Double or Triple...An AC Question

2 a/c's will work ok but a extra fan to circulate the air will be needed, also putting some foil on south facing windows will also be needed even if you have 3 a/c's, running the generator with 3 a/c's will eat some fuel.
timmac 11/17/14 07:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding a 12V Ceiling Fan

What you need to do is this.. http://www.modmyrv.com/2008/07/28/rv-fantastic-fan http://i.imgur.com/OPgk283l.jpg]http://i.imgur.com/OPgk283l.jpg
timmac 11/16/14 08:11pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Montana LLC

My Class A motorhome and car are registered in my home state/county- Nevada/Clarke. I am a full timer and registration, particularly emission inspection, is a pain. Besides, I am paying $1500 per year registration. It looks like I could save most of that money and all the hassle, if I got a Montana LLC and registered the vehicles there. What experience do other have with this? Is it a swamp or easy to do? I am thinking about using a firm called Deer Creek. http://www.mtvehicles.com/vehicles/learn_more Is anyone familiar with these guys? Jim Decker My neighbor next door to me did this to save on taxes and license fees on his newer motorhome, he has to buy me a fifth of JD every month so I don't turn him in.. :B
timmac 11/16/14 08:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: If you had Eight Years to Plan

8 years to plan for RVing ??, heck why wait, get one now and have fun than you will really know if that is what you want when you retire. I am still young and working but have many years traveling in a motorhome under my belt, heck if I ever retire I might just stop RVing..
timmac 11/15/14 06:16pm Full-time RVing
RE: Towing a cargo van

You all have talked me into a cargo trailer. I will try to buy one so I can sell it again at the end of the line, instead of renting one. wait, what about the cargo van with a 454? Towing the motor home? No one commented on that? Well, some of you mentioned no brakes. And I would have to reconnect the drive line if I have to move it in a forced back up situation. Ok, Cargo trailer it is. Thanks for all your input. A open used utility trailer is not that much, look around on craigslist they can be had for as little as 500 bucks sometimes. If your that tight on money with babies and young children you should not be doing the motorhome thing right now, stick with a small car and tent and save your money, a motorhome broke down on the highway will cost you lots of dollars dealing with freeway repair shops.
timmac 11/15/14 06:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing a cargo van

Well, there is a van up here for sale that doesn't run, for $300 and I figured I could sell motor and transmission for scrap, getting at least half of that $300 back, then sell the rest in Calif, for maybe another $150, and spare myself the $400+ trailer rental. Thought I could improvise. As well your income and my income could be entirely two different animals. But I'm liking the idea of trailer brakes and no tickets, more and more. Thanks for all your help. Buy a used utility trailer for goodness sakes.. :R
timmac 11/14/14 06:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: AlbanyRV/RVone should I feel disappointed or ripped off?

I don't usually check the dates on tires when having them done on my truck or Jeep but did check them when having my motorhome done before install and I guess I was lucky because all 6 were just 6 months old. However my spare is 6 years old but never used.
timmac 11/14/14 05:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A center console organizer tray ideas

I just purchase my first Class A (2014 Bounder Class 34b) and immediately noticed it would be great to have some organizing console that can site between the driver and passenger seats. Anyone come across something that would sit on top of the "engine hump" that can organize loss change, pens, cell and other small items. Wow so the new company that bought Fleetwood stop putting that on the Bounders, my 08 came with one and I think all Bounders for many years came with 2 cup holders and a tray for misc stuff on the doghouse. Anything to save a few bucks I guess
timmac 11/12/14 10:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Using propane heater exhaust as a outside heat source?

Just seems like a big waste of heat. We have a 4 season unit but it is going down to single digits tonight, have heat tape/insulation on the hose. Shop light in the area with the tanks. Fridge vent has top two vents blocked of, ice maker line unhooked. Yep furnaces, fire places and any heating source that allows half the heat to go up a flue and escape is a energy waster..
timmac 11/12/14 10:32pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Using propane heater exhaust as a outside heat source?

Has anyone experimented with piping the propane heat exhaust under their class A for an additional heat source for the basement and keeping the main floor warmer? My Idea here was to use dryer vent hose to route it under the rv to the desired locations. obvious concerns our CO2 gasses, we do have an alarm for that. Or would it even be worth the time or expense to pursue it. thanks I think the back pressure from the dryer hoses being long will over heat the inside of furnace, if the dryer tubes were going up that would be OK but down and along the bottom you will have issues and that furnace will over heat and shut down or catch on fire..
timmac 11/12/14 10:28pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Thor 8000 lb. hitch?

To increase the hitch weight you need to strengthen the frame in back, here is some pics of my frame in back, note the 6x3 square tubing going in from back all the way to factory frame and three 4 inch round tubes welded to 6x3 square tubes and welding to hitch. http://i.imgur.com/APPp2kHl.jpg]http://i.imgur.com/APPp2kHl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/NsCDvwvl.jpg]http://i.imgur.com/NsCDvwvl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/wvr3WL0l.jpg]http://i.imgur.com/wvr3WL0l.jpg http://i.imgur.com/jaQInb3l.jpg]http://i.imgur.com/jaQInb3l.jpg http://i.imgur.com/GNca4LBl.jpg]http://i.imgur.com/GNca4LBl.jpg
timmac 11/12/14 10:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 12 guys heading to Deleware

Don't let the weight police on here see that..
timmac 11/12/14 10:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need a good set of wheel chocks

Although I am not a fan of most things from Harbor Freight, I must say they have nice heavy rubber ones at a good price. here Be sure to take your 20% off coupon.:B X2 I have 2 sets from harbor freight and they are tuff Harbor Freight is a mix bag of quality, some good stuff at cheap prices
timmac 11/12/14 09:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Unfriendly customs officers :(

I had a open arms welcome going into Canada but a bad issue coming back into my own country, it was after the 911 attacks but just before passports were required going in and out of Canada but not to the person at the border check point, he was mad, made me park and check me and my daughters out on the computer checking our background, even threating to send me back to Canada but his supervisor came up behind him and said I could go thru, I sure wish I had that on video.
timmac 11/10/14 05:59pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Imformation on Action Credit Services Tucson Arizona

Are you expecting any extra money from the deal, if so they will eat it all up with fees.
timmac 11/10/14 05:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trailers behind your Class A DP / Pictures of the rig

Why do you have 2 wheels on trailer raised up, what does this do, just wondering. http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q752/mastercraft93/20140920_150834_zpsa3168bcd.jpg
timmac 11/10/14 05:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it Schwintek or the MH?

On October 15, 2014, I experienced a complete malfunction of this slide. It made loud metal to metal crunching noises and came in crooked. The front couch leg, or arm, was in contact with the tile floor and the right hand bulb seal had gotten into the gears of the Schwinteck slide, same as the left hand seal did in Chattanooga. I called Winnebago and they helped me find a Winnebago dealer in Baton Rouge who would work on it and that's where the unit is currently. Yep another reason why the rv manufactures need to stick with the power gear slide system on large motorhomes with large slide outs. Another reason why I am going to keep my 08 Bounder as long as possible if all they are going to do is provide cheaper quality on newer motorhomes.
timmac 11/09/14 01:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trailers behind your Class A DP / Pictures of the rig

How bout a class A gas.. http://i.imgur.com/IaFSNTnl.jpg]http://i.imgur.com/IaFSNTnl.jpg :C
timmac 11/09/14 01:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2014 Bounder Motor home

Yep call Fleetwood get a reps name and than take it back to Lazy Days and tell them you spoke with such and such about the water issues and they said to fix it under warranty, that usually gets them off their a$$
timmac 11/05/14 07:20pm Class A Motorhomes
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