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RE: Bounder 35K or Challenger 37KT? good and bad features?

22,000 lb chassis on a 37 foot motorhome seems wrong to me, I have a 2008 32W Bounder with the 22,000 lb chassis but never thought they would use that same chassis on a 37 footer.. And one more thing is the V-10 with all that extra weight in the mountains, I tow a jeep and it seems fine but not much extra power left over as far as I am concerned.
timmac 09/18/14 10:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it Schwintek or the MH?

The reason Winnebago uses the Schwintek slide system is there are no bars below the slide to take up basement storage space, and the system employs a weight reduction over the Power Gear slide system. It's not a cost saving issue. My point exactly, I still prefer my Gear Slide even though its heavier and takes up some room under RV, at least its built tuff and easy to get at motor, gear and tracks unlike the light weight cheaper brand that is buried in the wall..
timmac 09/12/14 08:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is it Schwintek or the MH?

Why are RV companies going to the Schwintek slide system with its tiny weak motor and falling off the track issue and not sticking with the Power Gear slide system that has been around for some years with proven good results. My theory is if it isn't broke why fix/change it..
timmac 09/11/14 03:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Age Question For My Neighbor

Looking tells you nothing Tell him to have them checked by a good dealer, if you say they are OK and he has blowout and a wreck how would you feel Look at my post I say change at 6 years and told him that but he was just wondering since they have zero dry rot and so few miles he is trying to hold off for a few months or so.
timmac 09/10/14 09:37pm Class A Motorhomes
Tire Age Question For My Neighbor

My neighbor keeping up with me bought a 2008 Fleetwood Southwind, it only has 11,000 miles and has been kept stored in a climate controlled storage and drove to RV park and back, has factory tires and date codes are week 10 2007, they have no dry rot what so ever, even some still have paper scan code not even wore off yet, he wants to know should he change now or wait till dry rot shows or ?. Tires are the 22.5 size Michelin brand. As for me I say change at 6 years but his does still look brand new..
timmac 09/10/14 09:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford v10 or gm 8.1 liter class A

V-10 going over a grade with a toad is no worse than the 8.1, but it all depends on the weight of RV and toad, my 08 V-10 on a 32 ft motorhome and a Jeep as a toad does real good, 45-55 mph even on the steep grades.
timmac 09/10/14 05:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford v10 or gm 8.1 liter class A

I have owned both, 1st was a 8.1 2002 and now the V-10 2008, let me be the 1st to say if its older than 2006 than the 8.1 would be a better choice if it had the Alison trans and 2006 and newer I would go with the V-10..
timmac 09/10/14 01:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Self Driving Motorhomes

I'm not holding My Breath! Although the technology is just about there to make self driving Vehicles a reality there are too many variables to make them totally practical! As I see it there will always need to be a wide awake and sober Captain in charge of the Vehicle. But that takes the fun out of self driving.. :C
timmac 09/09/14 02:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 6000 lbs rear air bags

Air-lift air bags have them, better than the stock ones.
timmac 09/08/14 10:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide Rollers

I am also going to do the same soon, was wondering about the slide rollers or glides not sure what mine are, was thinking of the allure snap together.. Will be watching this thread for ideas and what's the over all best hard floor.
timmac 09/08/14 10:07pm Class A Motorhomes
Self Driving Motorhomes

Well we all have heard of Google self driving cars, semis/tractor trailers are being tested as self driving today with success, the military has tested self driving trucks with success and they say by 2020 you will be able to buy a self driving car.. But what about self driving motorhomes, how neat is that, now I can mix me a drink, go to the bathroom and take a nap while on the road, maybe be able to retro fit a self driving unit by 2020, I cant wait I want one now.. :B:C
timmac 09/08/14 07:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small class A gas questions

The Ford chassis will handle real good once you do improvements, not much for improvements but does need some, not to change the subject you might want to get at least a 32 footer with 2 slides than you will have all that you will need for years to come
timmac 09/08/14 07:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newer gas class A ride quality

CHP = Cheap Handling Fix On a Ford chassis do the CHP, install 4 air bags and remove the factory shocks and put on Monroe RV shocks they are a softer ride, and run air pressure at 80 psi if that is what the specs say. I did this and my ride quality improved from harsh to smooth.. Also don't forget to sound proof doghouse and under floors in front of RV this will make it quieter, most gas motorhomes don't have sound proofing in those areas.
timmac 09/05/14 10:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wifi for on the road

Thanks for the replies I do have Verizon now in my rv but did not watch my use one month and I went over at a cost of $215.00 plus my normal billing, Ouch.. I have DSL at home unlimited at $29 per month, sure would like to have that on the road, WIFI needs updated to offer more for less.. Just can't compare hard wired services to wireless services . Bandwidth and frequencies are finite resources. Where hard wired is more of an infinite source. Yea but what we need is lower cost (wireless/cellular - more data for the money spent) service, you might think you get a lot of service thru your phone but when you access thru your laptop or watch Amazon on TV the service DATA goes very fast, I can burn thru half my monthly service just by watching two movies
timmac 09/04/14 12:47pm Technology Corner
RE: Wifi for on the road

Thanks for the replies I do have Verizon now in my rv but did not watch my use one month and I went over at a cost of $215.00 plus my normal billing, Ouch.. I have DSL at home unlimited at $29 per month, sure would like to have that on the road, WIFI needs updated to offer more for less..
timmac 09/02/14 03:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Wifi for on the road

I am not talking cell phone wifi but wifi for computer and tv
timmac 09/01/14 11:38pm Technology Corner
Wifi for on the road

Ok with tech getting better by the month is there any wifi service with unlimited or about 50 gig for a small monthly cost yet, you can get unlimited at home on cable or phone line but what about wifi any new start up company's yet I did notice Chevy is now offering built in wifi on new cars and trucks
timmac 09/01/14 11:36pm Technology Corner
RE: water pressure

I to just had the problem with my 08 Bounder and it was the whole house water filter was plugged, changed it out and now I have house like pressure again.
timmac 08/28/14 11:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: test drove a 2002 Winnebago Adventurer

Just do chassis improvements and you will be fine, gas chassis motorhomes do not have the sway control diesel motorhomes do, that's why they cost less and less to maintain, just learn the chassis improvements and you will be a happy camper..
timmac 08/28/14 01:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Drivers License

Is he "legal" going and picking it up prior to having the license? Do they have a learners permit type process? I see you have to do a driving test to get the license and I doubt that DMV has their own 42 motorhome for you to drive, so how do they work that out? No he will have no issues at all, the law is only 2 years old and many in Nevada today with RV's over this weight don't even know the new law, most highway patrol don't even know the new change, what I was told when someone goes in to get the new tags for plates on motorhomes over this weight will have to go see the desk and they will inform them of the new DMV law, anyways how would Florida even know Nevada's new law. The good change in the new law 2 years ago is they dropped the R rating for double/triple tow, any one can double tow with any license as long as your under 70 foot and all 3 total weight is under 26,001 lbs gross weight, I am 100 lbs over with my double tow but am not going to get the new non commercial license, I bet the highway patrol would never know my exact weight..
timmac 08/21/14 10:37pm Class A Motorhomes
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