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RE: Deka Batteries ??????

Our four 6v Dekas are from 2007, replacing them this weekend with Crown. I think care is more important than brand.
univmd 04/18/14 08:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jeep or CRV - the search for a toad continues

We chose CRV for reliability and because it drives most like a Civic. We got the tow bar and had the brake and light setup by Jim Donnies RV by BWI Airport in Maryland. So if you get the CRV, his guys are very familiar with getting the CRV hooked up.
univmd 04/09/14 08:14am Dinghy Towing
RE: Generator start from deepcycle batts OR dualpurpose batts?

The reason I ask is because we have two Group 27 12v Marine Dual Purpose batteries that start the generator and provide house 12v. Wondering if I can switch them out to four 6v Deep Cycle batteries for more amp hours, and still be able to start generator. My concern is that 6v Deep Cycle batteries do not have as much cranking amps for my 8kw diesel generator. I do have two Group 31 batteries for the chassis and four seperate 6v deep cycle batteries and inverter for the all electric fridge already.
univmd 04/07/14 04:40pm Class A Motorhomes
Generator start from deepcycle batts OR dualpurpose batts?

Does your generator start from deep cycle house batteries OR dual purpose house batteries?
univmd 04/05/14 02:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Goodyear RV 670 vs Michelin XZE

We have GY670s on our coach and they are awesome, no cracking or problems at all.
univmd 03/06/14 02:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Configuration

This used accessible motorhome is 45 feet but might give you an idea of what is available: http://www.rvonline.com/single-ad.asp?Recnumber=61689&SearchMethod=1
univmd 03/06/14 05:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spin off Question from " towing a CRV"

Geico charges us extra to cover the baseplate and aux. braking system and tow bar which are aftermarket accessories not normally covered.
univmd 03/05/14 06:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who tows a CRV??

You picked the most reliable toad ever.
univmd 03/05/14 12:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2014 Honda CRV all wheel drive

Just remember that driving over 65 will fry the transmission Not true. We do it all the time.
univmd 02/28/14 02:48pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Do you rent out your coach?

No. Although I have to admit it is hard to say no to a relative who begs to test drive it.....
univmd 02/26/14 06:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: PowerTech Generators?

We have an 8 kW power tech generator. Many Prevosts use power tech. That said I do think it is noisy. However it has always worked well. If I had a choice, I would pick Onan because they seem to be more quiet and there seems to be more service centers for them.
univmd 02/22/14 06:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is feasible for 2-3 days in DC?

We've been to the AF museum too, but we prefer the Smithsonian in terms of seeing many spacecraft including the shuttle, as well as seeing the Concorde. Cherryhill is the best in terms of having hundreds of 50 amp full hookup sites. If you do not stop and read everything, you should have time to see the Natural History Museum, the American History Museum, and the National Galleries of Art too. The visitor center at the Capitol is very impressive too. And the National Zoo has the panda and also a brand new elephant house exhibit. All free.
univmd 02/10/14 01:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Calling all Newell owners!

Does having a mid-door entry eliminate mid-basement compartment since the door and steps are there?
univmd 01/31/14 11:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: when to replace fan belts

Our alternator seized and the belt snapped at 50,000 miles.
univmd 01/15/14 04:05pm Class A Motorhomes
Does your toad's license plate light up while being towed?

Does your toad's license plate light up while being towed at night? My signature has our setup: Blue Ox taillight bulbs. Blue Ox does not supply separate bulb wiring kit for toad license plate, thus dark at night. Is it enough that our motorhome's license plate is lit? With warm regards, James
univmd 12/15/13 01:23pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 2015 Monaco Dynasty

Sure glad we made our last RV purchase in 2002. Have not found anything that makes me want to downgrade to a newer coach. Just returned from a 60 day 6,000 mile trip.Have a nice day. We have not found anything we would want to downgrade to either. If we're going to go new, we might as well upgrade. I wonder how ASV will differentiate Monaco Dynasty from American Coach Heritage.
univmd 11/22/13 02:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Monaco (Fleetwood Motor Homes)

ASV believes that Navistar failed with Monaco because it did not have any 500 or 600 hp luxury engines for loyal Monaco owners to upgrade to, and also because the Roadmaster chassis has not been updated for years, like Freightliner and Spartan. Looks like ASV believes Roadmaster is inferior to Freightliner and Spartan. Navistar had access to the Cummins ISX so a lack of horsepower was not a problem. Navistar had much bigger problems to deal with when they couldn't get their heavy haulers approved by EPA. The Roadmaster chassis particularly the S Series semimonoco chassis was always expensive to build and the decision to abandon it was purely economic. Wrong. "For the past five years, engine restrictions kept us from offering big-bore engines, which limited our product offerings." Snell: Holiday Rambler, Monaco Return to Power November 15, 2013 by RV Business Mike Snell Editor’s Note: The following is a “Letter to Owners” from Mike Snell, president of Monaco and Holiday Rambler, that appeared in the company’s e-newsletter. Snell outlines the changes and the progress Monaco and Holiday Rambler have accomplished since being acquired by Allied Specialty Vehicle Inc., including a “Return to Power” with big bore engines built on an all-new Roadmaster chassis Nearly five months ago, on May 16, Monaco and Holiday Rambler, along with Beaver and Safari, started a new journey under Allied Specialty Vehicles. The first part of that journey involved making some tough, but necessary decisions to ensure the continuation of the brands. One of those decisions was moving production and service from Wakarusa, Ind., to Decatur. Much of the work force was given the option to transfer to Decatur. We also worked with the company who purchased our Wakarusa facility to transition some employees to their operations. With a strong local economy and thoughtful transition planning, the overall impact to the area has been minimal. Another critical decision was to maintain distinct product DNA for each brand and to keep our engineering, design and product development teams intact. In order to do that, we opened a facility in Elkhart where our design teams have their own dedicated design area and shop. The entire team has been feverishly working over the last few months to bring you innovative, new features, great floorplans and stunning designs. We believe in designing quality products that fulfill our owners’ needs and desires; therefore our design process is a true collaboration between our engineers and owners across all four brands. For the past few months, we’ve been gathering your feedback through focus groups and two extensive online surveys. Your responses were highly informative and some even surprising. We listened to those responses, and our design team made changes to key features to incorporate your input. In fact, any survey response that garnered a greater than 70% rating was automatically incorporated into our new products. When we say, ”a coach designed by you, for you,” we mean it. Interestingly, despite owning different brands, most of you asked for the same features in a new coach design. The only slight difference being that Beaver owners asked for specific wood species and unique furniture/trim design. Otherwise, the responses were similar and have guided our design. Many of you shared that you’d like more counter space and additional pantry storage in the kitchen area. You expressed your interest in having a smart steering wheel and a premium audio system. Many also indicated they prefer to keep the side exhaust. This is just a sampling of the great input we received from you that we’re applying in our new designs. We’re excited to announce, based on your input, we’re making a “Return to Power.” For the past five years, engine restrictions kept us from offering big-bore engines, which limited our product offerings. Beginning with the 600-hp rollout in January, you’ll also start seeing 500-hp, 450-hp, 380-hp and 300-hp models. Watch closely over the next few weeks for more about our “Return to Power.” Part of our 2015 product line will feature the all-new Roadmaster chassis. This gives us the ability to offer big-bore Cummins engines and a new world-class independent front suspension system. This is not an “off-the-shelf” standard rail chassis. Our engineers collaborated closely with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. to offer a redesigned Roadmaster chassis with unique modifications and tuning that gives you the ride and handling you’re expecting from our brands. We realize you’re anxious to see our new products, and we’re anxious to introduce them to you. But at the same time, we all know that crafting well-designed, high-quality products is not something you can rush. We’re creating products that are unique and special in the industry, not cookie-cutter. ASV has invested in our brands and is giving us the time and resources we need to create a stellar product line-up. I stand by my statement. Navistar was buying Cummins ISX engines for it's trucks. By this time Navistar had decided to sell the RV business and so did not develop any new products. They had the HP available they just chose not to go forward. Email from Mike Snell this weekend, he stands by his statement too... We're excited to announce, based on your input, we're making a "Return to Power." For the past five years, engine restrictions kept us from offering big-bore engines, which limited our product offerings. Preview the 2015 Dynasty! You won't have to wait too long to see one of the first new Monaco products. We invite you to join us for an exclusive viewing of our all-new 600 horsepower luxury diesel motorcoach, at the Monaco 2015 Return to Power Preview Rally. The rally will take place at the Camping Resort located at Charlotte Motor Speedway on January 7-9, 2014. While you're there, take a tour of Freightliner Custom Chassis, a state-of-the-art facility where certain components of the All-New Roadmaster chassis are built. The event is sure to be a memorable one with complimentary dinners, seminars and shuttle service to the factory tour. Space is limited, so be sure to register today.
univmd 11/16/13 04:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Monaco (Fleetwood Motor Homes)

ASV believes that Navistar failed with Monaco because it did not have any 500 or 600 hp luxury engines for loyal Monaco owners to upgrade to, and also because the Roadmaster chassis has not been updated for years, like Freightliner and Spartan. Looks like ASV believes Roadmaster is inferior to Freightliner and Spartan. Navistar had access to the Cummins ISX so a lack of horsepower was not a problem. Navistar had much bigger problems to deal with when they couldn't get their heavy haulers approved by EPA. The Roadmaster chassis particularly the S Series semimonoco chassis was always expensive to build and the decision to abandon it was purely economic. Wrong. "For the past five years, engine restrictions kept us from offering big-bore engines, which limited our product offerings." Snell: Holiday Rambler, Monaco Return to Power November 15, 2013 by RV Business Mike Snell Editor’s Note: The following is a “Letter to Owners” from Mike Snell, president of Monaco and Holiday Rambler, that appeared in the company’s e-newsletter. Snell outlines the changes and the progress Monaco and Holiday Rambler have accomplished since being acquired by Allied Specialty Vehicle Inc., including a “Return to Power” with big bore engines built on an all-new Roadmaster chassis Nearly five months ago, on May 16, Monaco and Holiday Rambler, along with Beaver and Safari, started a new journey under Allied Specialty Vehicles. The first part of that journey involved making some tough, but necessary decisions to ensure the continuation of the brands. One of those decisions was moving production and service from Wakarusa, Ind., to Decatur. Much of the work force was given the option to transfer to Decatur. We also worked with the company who purchased our Wakarusa facility to transition some employees to their operations. With a strong local economy and thoughtful transition planning, the overall impact to the area has been minimal. Another critical decision was to maintain distinct product DNA for each brand and to keep our engineering, design and product development teams intact. In order to do that, we opened a facility in Elkhart where our design teams have their own dedicated design area and shop. The entire team has been feverishly working over the last few months to bring you innovative, new features, great floorplans and stunning designs. We believe in designing quality products that fulfill our owners’ needs and desires; therefore our design process is a true collaboration between our engineers and owners across all four brands. For the past few months, we’ve been gathering your feedback through focus groups and two extensive online surveys. Your responses were highly informative and some even surprising. We listened to those responses, and our design team made changes to key features to incorporate your input. In fact, any survey response that garnered a greater than 70% rating was automatically incorporated into our new products. When we say, ”a coach designed by you, for you,” we mean it. Interestingly, despite owning different brands, most of you asked for the same features in a new coach design. The only slight difference being that Beaver owners asked for specific wood species and unique furniture/trim design. Otherwise, the responses were similar and have guided our design. Many of you shared that you’d like more counter space and additional pantry storage in the kitchen area. You expressed your interest in having a smart steering wheel and a premium audio system. Many also indicated they prefer to keep the side exhaust. This is just a sampling of the great input we received from you that we’re applying in our new designs. We’re excited to announce, based on your input, we’re making a “Return to Power.” For the past five years, engine restrictions kept us from offering big-bore engines, which limited our product offerings. Beginning with the 600-hp rollout in January, you’ll also start seeing 500-hp, 450-hp, 380-hp and 300-hp models. Watch closely over the next few weeks for more about our “Return to Power.” Part of our 2015 product line will feature the all-new Roadmaster chassis. This gives us the ability to offer big-bore Cummins engines and a new world-class independent front suspension system. This is not an “off-the-shelf” standard rail chassis. Our engineers collaborated closely with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. to offer a redesigned Roadmaster chassis with unique modifications and tuning that gives you the ride and handling you’re expecting from our brands. We realize you’re anxious to see our new products, and we’re anxious to introduce them to you. But at the same time, we all know that crafting well-designed, high-quality products is not something you can rush. We’re creating products that are unique and special in the industry, not cookie-cutter. ASV has invested in our brands and is giving us the time and resources we need to create a stellar product line-up.
univmd 11/15/13 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: California to Annapolis

We did a round trip in our current motor home between Annapolis & Sacramento. We took 80W and 40E. We enjoyed the scenery on both. Took us 3 nights to go West and 2 nights to come back. We did this in November 2009. Lucky no weather or traffic issues. Safe travels!
univmd 11/10/13 07:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Monaco (Fleetwood Motor Homes)

ASV believes that Navistar failed with Monaco because it did not have any 500 or 600 hp luxury engines for loyal Monaco owners to upgrade to, and also because the Roadmaster chassis has not been updated for years, like Freightliner and Spartan. Looks like ASV believes Roadmaster is inferior to Freightliner and Spartan.
univmd 11/02/13 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
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