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RE: RIP Propane

I have nothing against all electric RV's but when it comes to dry camping beyond 2 days I still think Propane Rules, I guess I got lucky on my 08 Bounder because I have dual electric/gas for heat, water heater, refrigerator and cooking, in full hookup campgrounds I can go all electric and when dry camping I can go all gas, just cant see why I would want all electric and have to run the genny half the day while dry camping..
timmac 10/21/16 02:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Santa Barbara bans RVs w/o temporary permits

The problem they are having in Santa Barbara is when they cracked down on homeless people by the hundreds living in and around Venus Beach/LA in motorhomes many of them went north to Santa Barbara to live on the streets and in the beach parking lot, there was not a big problem before 2008 but when the economy went south many showed up in old junkie RV's to live full time and many still do today, as a visitor myself to these areas the problem has just got worse over the past few years. The homeless/RV's have gave a bad name to us regular RVer's that show up for just a day or two to visit..
timmac 10/21/16 02:16pm RV Lifestyle
RE: RIP Propane

Well what about us gas motorhomes that don't have diesel heat/water heaters, when dry camping on cold nights its better to run a propane furnace than run the genny all night to heat with electric, I still prefer my gas/electric heater, gas/electric water heater and gas/electric refrigerator.
timmac 10/21/16 02:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: trouble lining up your hitch?

I installed this on my trailer and I can crank my trailer to my hitch without any issues or backup camera. Trailer Valet https://youtu.be/uqVDxOMrgak
timmac 10/18/16 06:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: How much does your dealer location matter in a purchase?

I disagree, $10,000.00 to $20,000.00 to most people is not chump change! And if you're buying a new coach under warrantee the manufacturer is going to make sure you're handled. After that the service you'll get from a dealer depends on many things. But don't be so quick to give up 10 grand!!! I agree with this post, my current and last motorhome I bought out of state to save thousands compared here in Vegas, make the trip and go look, if its still not right just drive away and make another trip to see another, $10,000 is a lot and plus the tax on the extra $10,000.
timmac 10/18/16 06:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Much Tire Air Pressure When Carring More Weight ?

Thanks for the link Dale, as you said about the psi vs weight on the AH11 that was for the single, duals have a lesser limit, my tires now say 240lbs less weight per tire with a dual setup so that puts 87 psi at my axel weight now, and 90 psi would be a better choice and that's where I am now, at least I am not under inflated. I also noted in the link I can run even less psi in my front tires, I am at 75 psi now and was afraid to go below that, link says I can go down to 65 psi but 70 psi would be best for my front axel weight, now I can have even a softer ride in front. Thanks
timmac 10/18/16 03:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Much Tire Air Pressure When Carring More Weight ?

Be careful shifting too much trailer weight as you may start inducing wag affect that may be difficult to control on the highway. Also I would weigh your front axle and shift as much weight up there as possible. Most rigs ride better and steer better if the front axle is close to the maximum axle weight, when fully loaded for travel. Yep I am lite in front so I can add more weight, need to move the heavy stuff forward and the lighter stuff to the rear, also I bought a new hitch that has gauge built in to check my tonged weight, I feel its to heavy now, this way I can see how far I can move the Jeep back but still keep my tonged weight around 12 percent of trailer weight. http://i.imgur.com/Ls0z6cbl.jpg]http://i.imgur.com/Ls0z6cbl.jpg
timmac 10/17/16 02:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Much Tire Air Pressure When Carring More Weight ?

Here's the Michelin chart for tire pressure versus weight carried for one type of Micheline tire. Michelin chart Michelin has charts for all the tires they make. I'm pretty sure all tire manufacturers have similar charts. We ne er go by the max. side wall pressure on the tire. We weight the MH and go by these weight charts. Thanks for info in link does give me a idea, it also shows I might want to have my rear duals set at 95 psi for extra safety while towing with my setup.
timmac 10/17/16 02:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Much Tire Air Pressure When Carring More Weight ?

Sorry for the delay on response been busy, yes I have 245/70 19.5 Hankook AH11 tires, when replacing tires I upgraded to G rate {14ply} to handle more weight in the rear for my setup in pic above, the reason for asking was just wondering how to determine at what pressure for what weight, could not find a chart for Hankook but the link posted about Michelin on other page does help, I have checked my temps while on the road and my temps all run around 125 to 130 degrees on back tires, I hate to increase the pressure because it rides to ruff, I keep my fronts at 75 lbs for a softer ride. My rear axel as to spec sheet is 13,500 lbs but as I found out its the same axel as 14,500 lbs, I guess that's do to the 22.5 tires on the 14,500 axel, since I upgraded my tire weight and added air bags I am safe for my weight of 14,400 lbs, however I am moving stuff around in rear compartment and putting Jeep 2 inches more back on trailer to bring that rear weight down to 14,000 lbs.
timmac 10/17/16 01:41pm Class A Motorhomes
How Much Tire Air Pressure When Carring More Weight ?

I have upgraded to G rated tires on my motorhome and at max pressure it will carry 4575 lbs per tire {dual} at 110 psi, but when I weighted my motorhome my rear axel weight was 14,400 lbs, {fully loaded and tonged weight from trailer} so I run at 90 psi in rear tires but how do I know if I am using enough air pressure. Is there a chart that says what weight at what pressure, 110 psi would be just to hard. Also the tires have no minimum pressure on tires other than label inside motorhome that's says 80 psi but that was for the F rated tires from factory.
timmac 10/16/16 02:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spare tire

A spare is a must have in my book, I have 19.5 tires and can do my own flat change if needed, that's why I went with a motorhome that has 19.5 so I can carry a spare in my compartment and can change without much help.
timmac 10/16/16 02:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2005 F-450 V10 Issues

If only repairs were done with motor such as the 3 pistons as you say I would not buy that RV, now if the motor was completely replaced than it would be OK, repair shops many times don't do a great job when rebuilding a motor.
timmac 10/16/16 02:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Loosing heart

I have owned my Sunstar since March, the range just broke dry camping. The coach has been in the shop half the number of time I have owned it. It t.akes the fun out of traveling Learn to do the small repairs yourself so it don't have to go into repair shop and wait weeks, leave the warranty for the big expensive stuff and enjoy more camping.
timmac 10/16/16 01:59pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Your Thoughts About Denver Mattress

Do these toppers stay in place on top of a regular mattress? Seems like they may slide around with shifting bodie(s) at night? The vaunted Denver mattresses that came with my daughter's Jayco were nothing special and only 3-5" think. Add a 3-5" memory foam topper and put both inside of a fitted sheet. You can afford to replace that in a few years ! The thin ones that come with most RV's are the low cost Denver mattress, I am talking about the higher end 11 inch Euro top they make for the RV narrow king.
timmac 10/11/16 08:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Your Thoughts About Denver Mattress

I am not a big guy either, not only has this memory foam in RV gone bad but we paid $1200 for a memory foam in our house about 3 years ago and it has been bad for almost a year now, we are not going to buy memory foam again, select comfort for the house very soon and looking for a good not to high cost mattress for the RV. But has to be the narrow RV king.
timmac 10/11/16 07:21pm Class A Motorhomes
Your Thoughts About Denver Mattress

I am mostly referring to the 11 inch Euro top Denver mattress, my 2 year old memory foam mattress that only cost $500 on Amazon has now got a bad sag, I guess that's what I get for going cheap, the RV king in the Denver mattress is $729.00 on Amazon, will this hold up well long after 2 years, how is it for comfort compared to other similar or higher cost brands, will you buy another Denver mattress. The reason I am looking at the Denver mattress is the radius corners, that would be great in my bedroom.
timmac 10/11/16 06:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Finding optimal Motorhome

I use to have a 2002 Fleetwood Flair 25Y,{26ft}, sort of miss it because it was easy to drive, set up high like you want, no slides so could be made to go off road just not ruff off road, had everything, queen bed, nice bathroom, dinette and passenger seat swiveled around, TV's in front and back, 100 gal fresh tank, 65 gal fuel tank and large outside compartments. However it is only on a gas chassis, mine was the Workhorse with the GM 8.1, very strong running since it only weighed 12,000 lbs.
timmac 10/10/16 09:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: our motorhome has a long crack down the out side body

Your profile says its a 2006, 10 years old would have no warranty on fiberglass, might have to repair yourself.
timmac 10/10/16 03:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stolen 2017 DRV Mobile Suites 39DBRS3

Maybe with all the repair issues needed with the new units maybe the thieves will be posting on here how to fix the problems since they cant take it in for warranty work. just saying
timmac 10/08/16 05:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Shocks

My W-22 Workhorse needs new shocks. What brands are the best ones to get. I see Monroe are the cheapest but are they any good? Would appreciate comments on which ones are best and who to purchase them from at best price. Thanks Monroe RV shocks smooth out my bumps compared to the stiff Bilstein shocks.
timmac 10/08/16 05:30pm Class A Motorhomes
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