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RE: Contemplating Full Time RVing

Why go full time and strap yourself down to a lake lot to maintain and pay for, just try full timing without any real-estate at 1st and see how you like it, you might find out you prefer the SW over the Mid West, or you might like Oregon over that other place, travel and be a free bird at 1st than see what you might like. Also they do make nice gas motorhomes that get the job done as well as a deisel at less cost to you.
timmac 02/23/17 09:01pm Full-time RVing
RE: What are you seeing with Class A Financing?

My local USBANK beat Camping World on interest and down payment, but when I told CW that I wanted to finance outside of CW, and I could just bring them a check, they told me the deal was no longer. I am guessing there were some hidden $$$ in the CW deal they would have lost, like kickback from Great Western Bank, their financial vendor. I ended up going with CW, but my bank told me call them in 6mos and I can refinance the loan with them at the lower rate, if it is still available. X2 on USBank. They are pretty competitive on RV loans. X3, US Bank did my deal as well. Yes many dealerships do make a fee from using their preferred banks..
timmac 02/23/17 08:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another Oldie. Kind of an oddball. What year???

That is a one off custom build, I bet it smelled sleeping in that at night..
timmac 02/16/17 08:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: valve stem /tpms

Look into the Crossfire air equalizing system. It has the extenders, a gauge for quick pressure check, easy to get to stem and keeps equal pressure in dualies. Get a quote from Fleetpride. TMS works too. I have a set of these and would like to use them but the 180 degree turn for the outside dually tire will not work on my rims, it needs to be about a 135 degree turn than it would work.
timmac 02/16/17 08:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Mattress help.

OPer after years of many beds in RV even memory foam I bought this at Camping World and has been the best buy since, I can adjust the bed to any firm or soft level and I sleep so much better and it wont go bad in a couple years like most mattress do, I have since bought another adjustable air bed for my house, NO MORE standard beds or memory foam ever for me.. DreamAire RV Bed Spend more and get more does work here.
timmac 02/16/17 08:09pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Ridiculous lack of payload....

Someone on RV.net has a thread about a new Winnebago on a Class A chassis that is 32 foot long with a large slide that was put on a 18,000 lb chassis, my 32 foot Bounder sits on a 20,500 lb chassis and even though I have extra carrying weight its not a lot of extra so how can some of these companies still get away with this is beyond me, maybe its just to save lots of money on the lighter weight chassis. Buyer Beware..
timmac 02/16/17 07:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: OT house winterizing in Las Vegas?

Keyteg1 I have been in Vegas for many years and done work in many homes mostly track homes and we have no water pipes to drain the system during a freeze that never comes around but about every 50 years, since you said he had it built as a custom than that was what he thought he needed if he came from the East and did not knew we don't really get that cold. I have seen some weird stuff in some custom and track homes here in Vegas, this town has seen many builders come and go over the years some left good work but many left junk built homes.
timmac 02/16/17 05:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Stuck in the mud, any tips?

"As Bill explained in his initial post, the ground had been solid for years. Until the recent unusually heavy rains hit the area. By the time he was warned that it needed to be moved it was too late. It happens... He dealt with it... " Thanks Dutch, i was going to respond but decided not to. There are always Monday morning quarterbacks out there. No Monday quarterback here, its a fact if something heavy stored on dirt in a area with rain and possible heavy rains from time to time like Northern California heavy items will sink into the ground, seen it many times with old construction and farm equipment set out back not being used where I was from in the mid-west, it needs to be stored on no less than a rock pad or when the sky opens up and the rain pours in the heavy stuff will sink over night.. I now live in Vegas with only 2 inch's of rain per year but yet I still rock a nice pad for my motorhome in my back yard so it to wont sink into the mud when we have our monsoon's..
timmac 02/16/17 05:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Tires - affect on ride

This is bad advice and please don't heed this "guesswork". Weigh your coach and adjust the PSI properly per the manufacturers chart. Timmac, please stop telling people to adjust their PSI to a random number. It's dangerous advice and frankly irresponsible. I am not saying a random number OK, his Federal factory air specs says 80 PSI, I also have owned 2 Fleetwood's with the same size of tires and same length/weight and 80 psi is all you need, any more and it rides rough, and a few less pounds in front tires are OK and rides better as long as it never goes below 75 psi but buy most 19.5 tire specs you can go as low as 70 psi at a certain weight and 31 foot Fleetwood Flair is light in the front as was my Flair and my current Bounder, after 7 combined years riding on these tires with 76 psi in front I have never had a isuue.. And 80 psi should be the lowest setting in the rear, NO BAD ADVICE HERE AS YOU SAY :M
timmac 02/16/17 05:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hurricane 34B Ride Quality

80 psi is all you need for that size and weight. This is bad advice and can be dangerous. The ONLY safe method to adjust PSI is to load the MH for travel, weigh 4 corners or at least front and rear and set the cold PSI to the tire manufacturers instructions. Guessing can cause tires to be underinflated and cause serious issues. Just for your info he has another thread and his specs say 80 psi for the tires from Fleetwood and I also have owned 2 Fleetwood motorhomes with same size of tires and his same length/weight and 90 psi rides hard and 80 psi rides softer and is at factory specs.. So Fleetwood needs sued for BAD ADVICE you saying.. :o
timmac 02/16/17 05:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Getting older MH road ready

I am getting an older MH from my mother. It has been sitting for quite a while. She thinks everything works but of course some things need to be done to get it moving again. I know I need to do new tires but what r some of the first things needed to even get the engine started. Any info appreciated. I will be having a mechanic look at it but need to get it there first. Thanks Do replace all the motor oil and filter before starting if its been sitting for more than 2 years, if its been sitting for over 4 years you will need new trans fluid before driving it and grease all inserts under RV and check rear axel fluid, check brake fluid or at least flush and flush and refill radiator. Vegas heat does some real damage overtime sitting, don't forget the rubber hoses and fan belts, oh and how old is the fuel, you might be in for some work my friend. Also what year is motorhome and how long has it been sitting.
timmac 02/15/17 10:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hurricane 34B Ride Quality

80 psi is all you need for that size and weight.
timmac 02/15/17 09:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Tires - affect on ride

Own a 2002 Fleetwood Fiesta 31'. Ford F53 chassis. Prior owner had just replaced the tires. The tires are: TOYO M143 225/70R19.5. The tag on the driver side door says inflate to 80 PSI. The sidewall on the tire says 110 PSI. I'm driving them at 90 PSI. As always thanks in advance for your continued advise. Yes 90 psi will make it ride hard, at the size and weight of your RV 80 psi is all you need, you could even run 76 lbs in the front for a softer ride and tires will not run hot. Just don't run any of those tires in the low 70's range.
timmac 02/15/17 09:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sumo springs

I replaced the hard factory Bilstein's shocks with Monroe RV soft shocks and there was a difference, start there 1st, its cheap.
timmac 02/15/17 09:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stuck in the mud, any tips?

I store my MH, 35' Monaco Monarch, on a buddy's ranch Your pic says its a 2008 Monaco and you stored on dirt in a rainy area, WHY, A load of rock in a large dump truck cost only a couple hundred dollars, now its sunk to the axels all to save few hundred dollars.. Next time get some rock and a shovel and protect that motorhome..
timmac 02/15/17 09:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: McMansions On Wheels, Have We Gone To Far

I see most of the replies are referring as if I meant going back to a tent and that was not in my 1st post, just referring to the ever so high end RV's that are rolling mansions that I have seen at some campgrounds, not high end RV parks, they only come outside to walk their little white poodle that for some reason they all own one, never a camp fire and the TV lights the night inside their McRV. Acutely I seem to feel younger when I go outside and do things, site see, boating, camp fires when ever I can, drive my jeep off road, etc, etc, and I am not that young, I was also thinking about down sizing some day down the road but not to a tent but maybe something medium/small size and unique. And I was never looking down at McRVers just commenting of how far we have come to RVing and have we gone to far ? If you are not "putting down" the McRV'ers, I do not understand what you are doing. Just because they are "affluent" enough to invest $1 mil. or more in their hobby, does that make them less of a citizen? If you want to curtail the growth of McRV'ers, just get your representatives to pass laws that require CDL license for anything over 10,000 lbs. GW. That would curtail purchases of the large RV's quicker than any regulation available. It would help with road congestion and open up RV Park accessibility. Simple but effective. No I don't want any restrictions on anyone way of RVing but referring to have a CDL or similar license on certain weights well that is already happening, even here in Nevada over 26,000 lbs you have to get a class A/CDL type license like they do in California and that does go after the big McRV owners. I am way under that weight till I hookup my stacker trailer than I am over 26,000 lbs but I bet the Highway patrol wont know.
timmac 02/12/17 08:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Frame Extension

Just crawl under and take a look, you can see the factory thicker frame end and the lighter frame begin, its usually not over 3 foot long but on a 24 footer you might not have one.
timmac 02/11/17 08:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2010 Bounder or what year is it really?

Another reason the chassis is 2 years old is Fleetwood went bankrupt in 2009 and all the equipment and stock sat for almost a year till they started producing new RV's again, so that 2008 chassis sat at a factory outside for a spell till production in 2010 started up again.
timmac 02/11/17 07:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: McMansions On Wheels, Have We Gone To Far

I see most of the replies are referring as if I meant going back to a tent and that was not in my 1st post, just referring to the ever so high end RV's that are rolling mansions that I have seen at some campgrounds, not high end RV parks, they only come outside to walk their little white poodle that for some reason they all own one, never a camp fire and the TV lights the night inside their McRV. Acutely I seem to feel younger when I go outside and do things, site see, boating, camp fires when ever I can, drive my jeep off road, etc, etc, and I am not that young, I was also thinking about down sizing some day down the road but not to a tent but maybe something medium/small size and unique. And I was never looking down at McRVers just commenting of how far we have come to RVing and have we gone to far ?
timmac 02/08/17 10:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Paint or gel coating starting to spider/crack on side

Put a good synthetic wax on it. Easy to put on. Reapply every six months if the sun is that bad. The only reason it's cracking is because of the lack of wax and the clear coat is cracking. You could have it wet sanded and clear coated again. My 2000 Country Coach clear coat is peeling. A vendor recommended wet sanding all the white colored panels in the effected area but wanted $ 10,000 (So. Calif.). Does anybody have a fix for a couple of areas totaling 200 square feet? The only fix is wet sanding the clear coat off and reapplying a new clear coat, it can be done yourself outside if your handy and have the right tools to do it correct, most any body shop will charge a lot of $$ to do the work, maybe find someone south of the border to do it at 1/2 the cost, however I will tell you its best to do the whole RV with new clear coat because the other areas will be doing the same as time goes by.
timmac 02/07/17 05:01pm Class A Motorhomes
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