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RE: How many of you tow doubles?

I use to tow doubles and it was a pain, to long for some gas stations and changing lanes was stressful sometimes so I had this made.. https://i.imgur.com/RimujXAl.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/RimujXAl.jpg
timmac 10/10/17 08:28pm Towing
RE: RV - Flush It Or Can It?

Just curious, how many of you flush TP down and how many of you put it in the waste basket. Inquiring minds... Has living in California polluted your mind, is this a new green way of protecting the environment or what, this way ought to really smell things up bad..
timmac 10/02/17 05:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: RVshare mention bank denied loan - any recourse

When I called to give the dealership finance lady the insurance info I let her know about my insurance dealing and that we had considered doing RVshare. Well, in about 1 hour I received a call from my salesman saying that the finance person at the dealership had told BOA that I was going to "commercially" rent out my RV and BOA quickly withdrew their offer.? RVshare is a rental business, so you did say you might be doing this to the finance department that did let the lender know, dealerships have a close relation to the banks because they cant make a sell without bank loans so they are not going to hold back any info. Your best bet was to say nothing, also why let strangers rent your RV, they will just wreck it and abuse it..
timmac 10/02/17 05:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Need suggestions for new living in wake of Harvey

What motor does that half ton have, hope its the V-8 cause that is what is needed, a 1/2 ton with a good motor can handle up to a 26 foot travel trailer, look for one with a slide than it wont seem so cramped. I say just jump into the RV lifestyle you might just like it..
timmac 09/12/17 12:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: How Come Some People Can Be So Cruel

If I was in that situation I would always make sure my dog goes with me, but as for the wife well she's on her own.. :B
timmac 09/01/17 06:41pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Tire replaced after blowout

This is why I carry a spare
timmac 09/01/17 06:36pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Recent Banks Power Pack install?

WOT??? WOT = Wide Open Throttle
timmac 09/01/17 06:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Recent Banks Power Pack install?

From Banks website : Remove airflow restrictions with complete intake and exhaust system plus advanced programming for up to +56 hp and +70 lb-ft, 7% more MPG and optimum engine efficiency. Here's a major dose of new RV power without the new RV price! PowerPack delivers 26% more horsepower and torque to your V-10: up to +56 hp and +70 lb-ft at the rear wheels. Rockets you up 6% grades 12% faster and chops three seconds off your 0-60 mph time. With PowerPack's engineered intake and exhaust upgrades plus calibrated fuel tuning (optional), your rig will pass and merge a whole lot easier and more safely - and you'll get up to 7% more MPG, too! Please note: Fits all Fleetwood and National RVs except 2004 and up Powerplatform and Duraframe models. Test Vehicle: 2006 Thor 4-Winds Motorhome equipped with a 6.8L 30-valve Triton V-10 engine. While the engine is rated by the factory at 362 hp, on the dyno the stock best gain was only 242 hp. Horsepower and torque measured at rear wheels. Banks' streamlined, stainless steel TorqueTubes (shown below compared to the stock headers) are the industry's only parallel 5-tube exhaust manifolds for RVs. Unlike competitors who add a separate tube length to a 4-tube formation, Banks intEGRates five tuned-length tubes into a design that allows rotational firing of the cylinders through the exhaust, minimizing backpressure and maximizing torque. The thick, 5/8 inch flanges never warp or leak. http://www.bankspowerproducts.com/Banks-Power-49378-PowerPack-System-p/49378.htm Gale Banks the owner is a honest business man and has done performance upgrades for the government, Navy boats, race engines, and many auto manufactures including diesel trucks, I trust what they say, its not snake oil like other products are. I go to the SEMI show every year and there booth gets a lot of attention from some big players in the after market buyers, their products are top quality and they prove what they sell..
timmac 09/01/17 06:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Recent Banks Power Pack install?

When I was investigating headers about 12 years ago Banks would advertise about 80 HP gains for the older 460's and 454's. If I remember correctly on the newer V-10's it was about half that. I just looked at their website and could not find that number. I would call them and ask about your year V-10 and ask what the HP gains would be. When you ask the question ask them about the rpm that you drive at, most of the marketing data is at WOT and not many of us drive our MH's at that RPM. But when you are climbing that very large hill on the road many times you can be WOT or at least 90 percent and that's where the long tube headers work the best, Banks cold air intake and exhaust system with the headers do work as stated but the HP and torque can vary.
timmac 09/01/17 06:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thousand Trails - The Trails Collection

I didn't post that to catch flack rather to inform other that choose to use TT that there is an option to add additional parks. We aren't "snobs" but we both like the ability to have water, sewer and electric when we are traveling. Since we are traveling and working I also need a decent internet (cellular) connection. Sure we have stayed at parks that don't have all these things and it just makes it harder for me to do my work and us to be comfortable. Have you ever stayed at other RV parks, I never had a problem getting full hookups at non TT RV parks, gov campgrounds don't always have them many thousands of private ones do and does not require a yearly membership or thousands up front with strict requirement's of where you can and can not stay. Free bird is how I travel and free over night at Walmart and truck stops are the best deal with zero membership cost.. As for Wi-Fi I carry my own and have it anywhere at anytime..
timmac 08/31/17 11:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Recent Banks Power Pack install?

If you want some hard facts if Banks long tube headers work here is a video with the hard facts that shows long tube headers do delver more torque over stock manifolds or short headers. https://youtu.be/Y7_lSU3D0jw
timmac 08/31/17 10:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Recent Banks Power Pack install?

I have the Banks Power pack system and the 5 Star tuning on a 3 valve V-10, the Banks was on my motorhome when I bought it but I installed the 5 Star tuning, cant give you before and after results on the Banks but I can haul a$$ up a large hill while towing 6500 pounds, even semis cant keep up and even passed some diesel motorhomes and no it was not floored, it just has great low end torque, but the headers/cold air intake can really growl when going up large hills. My total weight with stacker trailer is 26,400 pounds and I went over the Rockies on I-70 in Colorada with ease, had no problem staying around 45 mph. Some will say save your money cause it will not do much with power increase on the newer 3 valve V-10's and I say they are wrong, what it gives you is more torque in the lower/mid range RPM's around 3000 to 4500 RPM range where its needed the most in the hills.
timmac 08/31/17 09:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is Class A smoother ride then Class C and MPG

Depends on make and model if it will be quiet or not, my class A is not so quiet and yes the cracks and bumps in roads are noisy and 8 mpg is considered good in a gas class A. Also check your air presurre, if you have HD truck tires they do not need max air pressure, max pressure will ride hard.
timmac 08/28/17 09:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Beware "Old Priest Grad Road" - west entry to Yosemite

I took that same road in a 26 foot class A towing a Jeep, no brakes on the Jeep and I was a lone so I could not have my wife drive the Jeep, it was a wild ride and my front brakes on the motorhome were hot, at times I was in 1st gear and floored and only saw 20 mph max, {8.1 gm}, will never travel that road again in a RV..
timmac 08/28/17 09:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: So, opinions on this MH (our first) for our use

IMO and even if a WH W chassis, the asking price is outrageous. Maybe you should try and find a consignment sale or from a private seller for around $27K and this in excellent condition, otherwise, you'll soon have super retail in it and be down underwater after the first year of ownership. Click here for some reference and even though not the bible.... NADA Good floor plan, new tires, full body paint and only 24,000 miles that's a good price from how I see it. Offer $39,000 and put a large down payment and you will never be upside down if you pay it off in 6 years or less..
timmac 08/28/17 08:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wonder if fema will start buying RV'S again?

With catastrophic flooding in Houston I wonder if they will use RV'S for temporary housing? I hope not, the last time our tax dollars paid millions for RV's to help these people they complained up one side and down the other. Just give them Army tents this time around, if its good enough for our troops than its good enough for the hurricane victims..
timmac 08/28/17 02:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Power Gear Electric Levelers Wont Stay Level

Thanks I might just wait till I get back home, got a small 2 x 6 under that front driver side tire since its the low point on my spot and filled air bags in front to 75 psi to take pressure off that jack, will see what happens, does not help that this nice campground does not have level sites, not that most do but pot holes on my spot does not help.
timmac 08/10/17 03:29pm Class A Motorhomes
Power Gear Electric Levelers Wont Stay Level

My Power Gear Electric levelers wont stay level in the front drivers side its sagging fast, about 3 hours and I have to start motorhome and do a manual level to bring it back up, is there something I can do now to fix, I am on vacation in Montana and its driving me crazy, or do I need to replace that leveler on that side. :@
timmac 08/09/17 10:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Taking a small boat along

c-webster Here you go, I had this custom made. http://i.imgur.com/DE5At5Xl.jpg]http://i.imgur.com/DE5At5Xl.jpg 11 foot RIB with 30 hp motor
timmac 08/07/17 10:02pm Towing
RE: New Technology discovered!

I have been turning on some friends and family about the Roku box and how they can stop paying for cable that only gives you junk channels and get thousands of channels for free with their internet and the 1st thing they say is how do I get the local channels.. Some of them are even older and just forgot about the antennae I guess.
timmac 08/04/17 03:11pm Technology Corner
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