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RE: ReplacingAc/DC/propane Fridge/freezer with100% AC

1 amp AC = about 10 to 12 amps in DC, could be wrong but I think I am close, so you are not really saving in battery usage by going to a AC fridg and you will need more batts to make it thru 1 day. And you also said your gas/elec fridg uses 12 amps, something must be wrong cause mine uses 3 amps, but its not the wide 4 door door type..
timmac 06/23/17 09:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Not to Happy with Thor or Ford

The main thing is that the coach drove down the road crooked. There's a few phrases for this issue, crabbing or some call it dog walking. This usually occurs after an accident, it's a giveaway that the frame is not square or the rear axle is not perpendicular to the frame. When Thor had it last year in Indiana they sent the rig to Ford, Ford sent the rig to a company called Quality Automotive to fix the crabbing issue. The problem is due to the rear axle not being perpendicular to the frame. When the fix was being done I tried to find out the approach they were taking, Unfortunately they would not tell me. They did not eliminate the crabbing although they did get it much better. Marc DeNardo Maybe take it to a truck alignment shop in your area and have it aligned and see what they say, I had some crabbing on my 08 Bounder {ford} and after a good computerized alignment shop it goes straight down the road and only cost $175.00 Also out of alignment is not always caused by a accident.
timmac 06/21/17 04:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: any legal eagles out there {{{UPDATE===UPDATE}}}}

Maybe just keep looking, there is so much for sale why settle for something that might burn you in the end.. Move On.
timmac 06/20/17 09:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slide-out question

Besides the slide sticking issue has the motor or jenny been ran during these 4 years, how bout the gas, I would be most concerned on this than slides at this time.
timmac 06/20/17 08:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Truck Camper, Class B or C for this?

Sounds like a class A motorhome would fit you better.. Class A's have taller ceilings, bigger beds and bigger living rooms, more storage and a onboard jenny.. Everything I wish for doesn't have to be achieved but without a doubt, I'm not buying a Class A, that's just too big. There isn't anything about a Class A that appeals to me other than it has lots of room. I use to own a 2002 Fleetwood Flair 25Y, {class A} it was 26 foot long, no slides, had a 8.1L motor, lots of storage outside and good storage inside, lots of HP, house size queen bed, nice bath, large fresh water tank and onboard jenny with central air/heat, and I could drive it anywhere and park anywhere a long bed dually truck could park, it really was neat, small but yet big enough for 2 people. Small class A's are not much bigger than what you are looking for but yet will have everything you need.
timmac 06/19/17 07:22pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Truck Camper, Class B or C for this?

Sounds like a class A motorhome would fit you better.. Class A's have taller ceilings, bigger beds and bigger living rooms, more storage and a onboard jenny..
timmac 06/19/17 06:38pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: rv gas mileage

which motor is better on gas mileage,workhorse or triton v10? Are you looking to buy ?, the reason I ask is if its newer than 2006 than go with the Ford V-10 and install the 5 Star Tuning and you will be a happy camper..
timmac 06/19/17 06:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding insulation WITHOUT tearing up the rig??

I would LOVE to park in the shade...but this is the desert. There just isn't any! No trees or what have you. Anything I do for shade has to, 1: Look aesthetically tasteful due to park constraints, and 2: Not fly away or shred in the insane winds that pop up there in the desert. I did a quick search and found Exterior Window Solar Shades for RVs/Trailers...snap on would work best for our applications. Also found a few boondockers who venture out to Burning Man that have constructed a truss of sorts, up on top of their rig. It holds a solar shade cloth (sail shade) about a foot off the roof. You can use the truss posts to tie off more shades that anchor to the ground. Asked on of them how they constructed this truss/frame. Looks like aluminum posts somehow attached to the roof top, but can't see how, without disturbing the roof. Waiting for a reply. They say it really helps keep their old rig much cooler. Well, as cool as it can get w/o A/C in the blazing desert valley! Most RV parks will frown on some kind of shade structure, maybe look for a rental private lot in that area for RV parking with hookups and build a shade structure like I did here in Vegas. Even on a hot day the black paint is still cool to the touch http://i.imgur.com/hgzIddll.png]http://i.imgur.com/hgzIddll.png Holds up well even in Vegas high winds
timmac 06/19/17 01:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anybody Rent Out Motorhome and Have Insurance Cover It?

No way would I rent out my RV would not even let my grown children borrow it X 2 :C
timmac 06/19/17 01:06pm Good Sam Insurance
RE: Adding insulation WITHOUT tearing up the rig??

Just got a used 31' trailer w/ 2 slide outs and ONE, yes, 1 roof A/C. Still haven't determined BTU of said A/C...need to locate that info. We will be using it for the first time in about a week at Lake Havasu, AZ. I already know, it's gonna get HOT in there. How bout changing your camping location during the summer and go for the cool mountains, I live in the desert but also avoid camping in the desert during the summer time and I have 2 A/C's..
timmac 06/16/17 03:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: New AC installed by mobile guy. What did I pay?

I inspected the coils before replacement and they were shot- falling off, a third gone. And it definitely cools way better than the old unit. How was 1/3 of the coils gone falling off, was that a cheap a/c unit or what, never seen coils falling off unless you hit a tree limb with the a/c.
timmac 06/15/17 04:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air pressure with the tire off

That's a lot of work just to check tire pressure, get some valve extenders, pressure is the same on or off RV..
timmac 06/14/17 11:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New AC installed by mobile guy. What did I pay?

I don't know what you paid but I bet you only needed just the fan motor and coils cleaned, not the whole unit and that should have cost less than $300..
timmac 06/14/17 05:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sway Bar Upgrade Question on F-53

Thanks for the replies, might just go with the cheap and just replace the rubber ones with polyurethane bushing instead of trying out after market sway bars, the CHF did wonders just by itself, guess no need to spend hundreds of dollars for new sway bars.
timmac 06/11/17 03:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1996 Prevost Country Coach XL 40or Monaco Exec 40' PICS

You want the one with slides, trust me once you spend time in one without you will be saying why I didn't go for the slide model.. Slides make so much more room, also slides get a better resale when if ever you decide to sell..
timmac 06/10/17 08:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help - we literally bought the Cart before the Horse

2008 Double Tree Mobile Suite 38 ft dry weight 18,000 lbs. Would like to buy but limited resources at this time so may need to hire someone to pull it and buy later. RV hauling company would be your best bet, maybe cost a little more but they have the experience.
timmac 06/10/17 08:25pm Forum Technical Support
RE: NEVER call for a tire- RIP OFF

perhaps everyone needs to carry 2 new spare tires. Why 2 ?
timmac 06/10/17 08:14pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: NEVER call for a tire- RIP OFF

Last weekend we were camping in Okeechobee, FL. Sunday morning I saw my rear inner dual was flat. I mean one side of tire missing, (had driven there in driving rainstorm.) I called good Sam. I've had tires brought out before, and it cost $500 or so. Been a couple of years at least. Being Sunday, all tire stores were closed. The girl got back to me with a price of $750. This seemed, um, excessive. I said give me a while to decide. I called locally to see if I could do it cheaper. There was 2 local companies on the little KOA campground map ads. I call one, told him the cafe were I was sitting, and the guy says I already called. I said no, and he said some roadside assistance company I never heard of (I guess Good Sam uses someone else for these calls?) I said $750 was too much. He was a LITTLE surprised. The actual total, for the Goodyear 245 70R 19.5, was a hair under $500. When he was fixing it, he said he knew, when they said the caller changed his mind, that they had tried to rip me off. I paid $500, INCLUDING the $95 roadside emergency charge. Good Sam had DOUBLED the tire price. If you have no spare, save yourself $250 and just call the local guy. It will be the same guy, the same tire, but no $250 upcharge. Funny, I thought I PAID Good Sam yearly (for 12 years) and THAT was their profit. It isn't. Sure, I'll call for towing or break downs, but never for a tire. This is why you should carry a spare tire mounted on a rim ready to go, many claim its not necessary but I say BS, when you get a flat without a spare be ready to fork over the $$..
timmac 06/10/17 03:54pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: New RV-about to drive off the lot- Found Leak

Opps edited my post, just realized you never bought it yet, I would move on and find another trailer.
timmac 06/10/17 03:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2003 Fleetwood discovery 38t

Guess no-one has any experience with the 03 04 Fleetwood discovery 38t. How about a good tech to check out anything in myTampa bay area that I might be interested in? Should I take it to a dealers shop? Yes have it checked out but you say you are new to RVing, so you want to start with a 14 year old diesel, how bout getting a near new gas motorhome for about the same money. I am not putting down diesel motorhomes but they sometimes can be real expensive to repair when its needed and at 14 years old it might need a lot of new stuff. On your 2nd post you said about handling issues on other motorhomes, I suspect your talking about gas motorhomes and someone told you this, well in the past they had issues but the newer gas motorhomes do much better today, I suggest looking at 2006 and newer gas motorhomes on the Ford F-53 chassis, easy and cheaper to repair. Good Luck.
timmac 06/10/17 12:32pm Class A Motorhomes
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