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Question to the full Timers Out There Or Soon To Be

My question is how long have you done full timing and what made you go full timing. I guess what I am trying to say is how is the full timing life, me and my wife had made a discussion we do not want to be full timers because we have been RVing since we were young and owned many RV's and feel like we have done the life style enough that we could never live full time in a RV, I know sounds strange but as business owners we get far more vacation time than normal employees do sometimes 3 to 4 big trips per year not including the little weekend trips, almost feel burnt out but hate to stop and be bored. Who here has had their share of RV trips while younger and feel like full timing is a done that been there thing. maybe full timing in a house boat might get me excided, don't know. :C
timmac 06/24/16 05:12pm Full-time RVing
RE: Question to the full Timers Out There Or Soon To Be

Opps delete this post mods, I put it in the wrong forum.
timmac 06/24/16 05:11pm General RVing Issues
Question to the full Timers Out There Or Soon To Be

My question is how long have you done full timing and what made you go full timing. I guess what I am trying to say is how is the full timing life, me and my wife had made a discussion we do not want to be full timers because we have been RVing since we were young and owned many RV's and feel like we have done the life style enough that we could never live full time in a RV, I know sounds strange but as business owners we get far more vacation time than normal employees do sometimes 3 to 4 big trips per year not including the little weekend trips, almost feel burnt out but hate to stop and be bored. Who here has had their share of RV trips while younger and feel like full timing is a done that been there thing. maybe full timing in a house boat might get me excided, don't know. :C
timmac 06/24/16 05:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Did I find a Unicorn? Bounder 30T

Bounder is the middle of the road quality when it comes to Class A motorhomes, they are good units, they even make a Bounder with a rear diesel, or at least they use to..
timmac 06/18/16 02:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan genset stops running

I am having the same problems now that's its warm, I have found out when leaving the access door to genny open it stays running meaning it gets more air circulation and not overheating, try that and see if it stays running than you can narrow down the issue without throwing parts at the genny.
timmac 06/18/16 02:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Did I find a Unicorn? Bounder 30T

The 2014 is built by the new Fleetwood company based in Indiana the pre BK Fleetwood was based in California, you need to talk with new Bounder owners to see if any issues, my 08 is the older Fleetwood and its been a great unit so far.
timmac 06/18/16 02:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grey Water Dumping

This is funny when I was just in Cali at Joes Landing next to the river at a campground with all grass, 30 amp and water only I did dump my grey water on the grass that needed water anyways late at night, no other campers around me and all was OK the next morning, such a pain to move the motorhome for just shower water. Its really not that gross and what's the harm, the animals pee in the river that we drink from anyways.. :E
timmac 06/10/16 08:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Genny Overheats and Shuts Down, How To Fix

Tim, you may want to check the fuel system on the gen, as this sounds like it may be vapor locking. A partially plugged fuel filter, or weak pump. X2 seems like you would be getting an overheating trouble code if the engine was shutting-down on hi temp. Good luck Don Than maybe it is a vapor lock from to much heat buildup, I am getting no blinking light on switch after it shuts it self down, so fixing the heat issue is 1st than on to fuel filter and such and I should be OK..
timmac 06/10/16 08:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Genny Overheats and Shuts Down, How To Fix

I have friends in Vegas and they said it's been consistently over 100 every day. Like 109 or some crazy temp. That's hot for an air cooled gen set sitting in a bin with no air flow, especially under a heavy load like AC's trying to keep up in an an RV. When I camp around the SW in the summer I go for full hookups and wont use the genny, but when traveling out of state during the summer I like to dry camp along the way and use the genny, I try not to use it above 100 degrees if possible.
timmac 06/09/16 05:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hunt's or Heinz? Coke or Pepsi? Ford or Chevy?

So if you were in the market for a '90s Class A... and your favorite make and model came in both the Ford F53 and Chevy P30 chassis... which would you prefer and why? One thing I noticed... the Fords appear to have a wider track, which I like. Do I have that right? . Any motorhome being Ford or Chevy of that age is going to have issues, just get one with low miles and been maintained well and clean inside and out is your best bet. Even if it cost more money for that perfect clean one its going to be cheaper in the long run.
timmac 06/08/16 02:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Genny Overheats and Shuts Down, How To Fix

Ginnys have a high temp switch and a low oil switch.. sound like it is doing what it is supposed to do... These switchs go bad and sometimes need replaced. Call your mfg and have them send you a new switch, does not cost too much and easy to replace, just screws it and plugs in. good luck Yea I might as well and upgrade those while I am at it, but when it does shuts down I go and check the genny and its very hot, even the door is to hot to touch, just not enough air circulation for our South West temps.
timmac 06/08/16 02:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Genny Overheats and Shuts Down, How To Fix

Can you move a fan blade by hand? A old belt while tight will start to slip... you can buy a spray belt dressing that will stop the fan from slippy. I would try that first and if that fixes it... A new belt is in order. This thread is about the generator over heating, not the motor.
timmac 06/08/16 02:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 Ride-rite air springs - Help

One more question - did you remove the bump stops? Or if you replaced them with another set, where did you find a more narrow set that didn't rub the airbags? Yes the bump stops were removed and I just ordered a set made for the F-53 chassis year, if yours don't fit than maybe you got the wrong bags.
timmac 06/07/16 12:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Genny Overheats and Shuts Down, How To Fix

Update on my genny issues. Just got back from a long trip in Cali and did check my genny switch after it shut down and no codes, so I left the door open and my genny could run for hours without a issue, it seems it is overheating in temps around and above 94 degrees, however I cannot run genny while driving down the road to keep RV cool because it overheats, cant leave door open while driving. So now down to work, installing a vent like the one in Joe B post and going to do something about the genny exhaust, reroute it and also install a cooling fan for the summer time.
timmac 06/07/16 12:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I bought it!

Check the tire pressure before you hit the road.
timmac 06/04/16 01:45pm Beginning RVing
RE: Metal carport for FT RVer -Need advice

This is a great design, Timmac, IMO. Think I'll build one of those myself. I'm thinking of settling down east of the Cascades in Oregon (high desert area). Pretty sure there would be some maintenance but probably not more then a little work, and maybe expense, a couple times per year. I wonder how it does in a snow storm? Very little maintenance and I would not use this where it snows..
timmac 06/04/16 01:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Metal carport for FT RVer -Need advice

My shade structure is not welded, its all bolted together from 10 ft length galvanize fence post from Lowes, they slip together and than I drilled and put bolts through to hold it all together, its doubled post on each leg for more strength, it has held up fine here with the high winds we also have here in Vegas, its been up now 18 months, the fabric is high quality sun screen for farm use, it has a 7 year warranty and if it gets a hole it wont run, I am using 80 percent sun block, you do not want more than that or it will catch to much wind and could be a problem, it stays cool in RV even with one AC running during the summer. Your price above of around $3000 seems to low, the RV carports around here 18 x 38 ft with a height of 14 ft was around $7000 installed, I built mine for around $2500.
timmac 06/04/16 09:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas vs Diesel

Oh heck with the gas vs diesel thread I vote far a all electric motorhome that self drives itself while I take a nap.. :B
timmac 06/03/16 08:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Metal carport for FT RVer -Need advice

I live in my class A full time and currently have a spot on a 5 acre ranch in Palmdale. There is no shade and it is very hot in the Mohave desert 5 months out of the year. I want to invest in a metal carport and wondering whether I should get the metal roof, or just buy the skeleton and use sun shade tarps. I worry, since I will be living in the RV, that the metal roof will actually radiate lots of heat since the sun will be beating on it all day... Have any of you lived in an RV parked under such structure in high heat (90 to 105F) and full sun, and if so, how did it work out for you? Any insight would be much appreciated. You are correct the heat in the desert will just make more heat under the metal carport and running the AC could cause them to overheat, here is my answer to a shade structure here in Las Vegas, I stay cool all summer and can use AC's and still have some day light thru the windows, no need to worry about high winds the wind blows right thru the fabric.. http://i.imgur.com/GNzUIvJl.png]http://i.imgur.com/GNzUIvJl.png
timmac 06/03/16 08:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas vs Diesel

The Ford V-10 3 valve with Banks Power Pack and 5 Star Tuning can get up to 425 hp and 540 lbs of torque at the crank shaft, on a motorhome that weights under 20,000 lbs it moves right along and can keep up with the diesels in the mountains.. Its not about getting to the top of the mountain first. But where will the gasers be at 200k miles. I had my Allison Transmission serviced, filters replaced, fluid replaced with synthetic fluid. When I picked it up they said see you in 300,000 miles. You don't see that kind of miles out of a gas engine. There is claims of people having 300,000 miles on a V-10 pickup truck and we also have that Toyota truck {gas motor} that got 1 millon miles.
timmac 05/31/16 07:15am Class A Motorhomes
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