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RE: Photo print blurry,won't dry!

Problem resolved! Ran "Deep Clean" and head align. Double checked settings and prints are just fine now. Thanks all for the help.
xctraveler 01/31/15 02:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Photo print blurry,won't dry!

You might also ask at the Moab support forum Great, we are looking there now! This forum is awsome - as always.
xctraveler 01/31/15 10:51am Technology Corner
RE: Photo print blurry,won't dry!

Will double check paper settings. She is usually very careful with that function, but may have missed this one time. Waiting for a break to try another print job.
xctraveler 01/31/15 09:45am Technology Corner
RE: Photo print blurry,won't dry!

Are you using OEM ink cartridges, or some generic or refilled cartridges? Bruce We are using OEM ink cartridges. Have tried generic, much less expensive, DW is professional photographer and did not like the results at all. Oh and these cartridges are fairly new, bought in last 6 months and put in printer recently.
xctraveler 01/31/15 09:37am Technology Corner
Photo print blurry,won't dry!

We use a Canon MG5300 printer that uses 226 series ink cartridges. Yesterday DW printed a color photo on Moab by Legion paper. The ink stayed on top of the paper, ran a bit and never did dry even over night. Since she has printed on this paper with this printer in the past, we are wondering if exposing the cartridges to temperature extremes in the coach may have changed its characteristics. The coach was stored in Livingston TX Dec 22 to Jan 6 with thermostat set to 45 deg to protect the water lines. Since then we have been gone during the day a couple of times with the coach closed up and no AC on (no pets) and came back to internal temperatures in the 90's. These hardly seem like extremes that should damage the ink although it is hard to find the storage specs anyplace. DW does not have Canon brand paper on board to experiment with. Has anyone had this experience?
xctraveler 01/31/15 09:14am Technology Corner
RE: Door locked

Coach-net and GoodSam ERS both have lockout service. Call your ERS and have them send a locksmith. No ERS? call your insurance company, maybe they have a lockout service to prevent a broken window. PS this one service call could pay for a years premium.
xctraveler 01/30/15 04:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Special License to drive a class A MH

To respond to TX. We had to get new licenses when we changed domicile there. Our coach weighs more than 26,001 pounds. We studied the CDL Manual and took a written test that was essentially the same as the CDL test. Once we passed that, first try after a day's study for both of us, we had a driving test that ignored most of the very specific safety checks for the airbrakes as well as the rest of the "preflight" inspections. Drive around the block and then backup in a straight line for 100 feet. WE are now proud holders of Texas Class B licenses, non-cdl and we can't tow more than 10,000 lbs, not that we would ever want to.
xctraveler 01/30/15 04:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What did you do to your Class A MH today???

Washed the grit and filth off from our drive down TX 16 from San Antonio area to Falcon SP. Couldn't use the hose so I used lots of fresh water in my bucket with my lambswool swab. looks great now.
xctraveler 01/26/15 10:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bath and half with double sinks

The Allegro 36LA seems to have most of what you saw, it does not appear to have duel lavs in the rear bath. You would need to go to a 40 footer on a Diesel chassis to get that next step.Click Here for a link to Allegro floor plans.
xctraveler 01/24/15 08:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2001 Bounder with 8000 miles

I would hesitate getting involved in this coach. That old and used as living space for treatment recovery would lead me to doubt any maintenance was kept current. At the very least it would need tires, batteries, and service updates. The title issue alone would lead me to look elsewhere. There are lots of good quality used coaches looking for new owners, keep looking. We traded away an '04 Southwind with 110,000 miles two years ago for about $10,000. Regardless of the mileage, it had been maintained to the mfg book and had new tires and batteries (about a year old) when we traded it. There was at least another 50k miles left before the engine was likely to need major overhaul.
xctraveler 01/24/15 08:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaving seat while driving

We change drivers every couple of hours, STOPPED either at a rest area or on a wide shoulder. That gives us both opportunity to use toilet without moving around. We stay belted in most of the time. Sometimes whoever is in the nav seat will get up to use toilet or grab a snack. This is done in consultation with the driver who has final say because that position has situation awareness. We certainly would not be heating anything while underway or lying on the bed or sofa. When we have grandkids with us they trade off the nav seat with non driver and we set up the belts on the sofa - for what ever they are worth (very little in my estimation, but maybe better than nothing). Coach has no separate recliner or dinette booth with seat belts.
xctraveler 01/24/15 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: stress fracture

To update you all, it's now been in shop for a week and they haven't yet completed their diagnostic. They say it will be at least another week before we know anything from Monaco. I'm really upset, but cannot physically pick everything up and move to Indiana right now, so I'm patiently waiting to see what they say. I expect we may end up at the factory eventually, though. One of the slides is crooked and won't come out at all, and the other has this huge crack shooting off it. I am sad for you. We all have problems with our coaches from time to time, but usually after we have had a chance to come to love the lifestyle and understand what needs to be done. Following the manufacturer's advice in a case like this is the best route to go. They have more at stake than the dealer. Also, if need be, they have resources to bring it back to the factory for necessary repairs and replacements. Note I said they can bring it back, not you can drive it to the factory. Keep on top of your factory service rep, let him drive CW to get it right. You have a lot in the coach and Monaco owes you a good coach. My coach is over two years old and has never been back to the selling dealer. It has been back to the factory (my choice) and I received excellent service and a couple of good will upgrades, but that is Tiffin, still owned by the founding family.
xctraveler 01/23/15 08:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is the most stressful part of driving your coach?

After 14 years and 200,000 miles on the road including Alaska via Top of the World Highway, the worst is the last two miles to our east coast son's house. It is VA dirt road into the Blue Ridge so it has elevation changes and many twists and turns. It is not quite standard two lanes wide. There are timber lots back in there that are being worked so logging trucks use the road. One day I met one of them in a narrow spot, I was going 10 mph he must have been going 40! I put my right side dual over the edge, he put his entire right side into the ditch and just kept flying, must have cleared me by at least 1/2 inch. Now DW drives the Jeep ahead of me with 4 ways on and we keep phone contact so she can warn me if there is anything coming at me. Once I get to our son's yard I get to turn the coach 90 deg to fit on the pad in just about twice its length. It usually takes 5 to 7 K turns to get there. Everything else is a piece of cake! Even Top of the World Highway.
xctraveler 01/23/15 11:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 50% less from what you paid

I was just thinking about the decline in value of my previous coach, but cannot calculate it because I traded a 3 yo Damon Daybreak for it plus cash and then traded it for my present coach. I owned the Southwind for 8 years and put just about 110,000 miles on it. I figure that I got about $10,000 for the coach in trade - msrp when I bought was $120,000 but I figure I got it for about $90,000 so depreciation was about $10,000 per year. Since we averaged more than 6 months a year living in it, I feel that we got plenty of value for the money. The mileage was a big detriment to the dealer. Many would not even consider a trade. I can understand that the market for 8 yo gas coaches with high mileage is poor even if they have been well maintained. KBB suggested it was worth $15,000.
xctraveler 01/23/15 10:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Replacement

Discussing the "how long you should use your what brand of tires" subject is always fun. Battery answers are way too straight forward, it/they work or not. Generally they are easy to find and a failure results in an uncomfortable night or two not the risk of death and the certainty of damage.
xctraveler 01/22/15 07:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire pressure monitors......recommendations?

Any is better than none! Most are pretty equivalent. We have TireTraker and have had a few issues with it, but no more than I read about with other brands. Batteries fail, senders fail, too many failures might result in throwing the units away as the failure when moving at 60 mph can be stressful. We have not had enough failures to cause that to happen.
xctraveler 01/19/15 04:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Tires on Wednesday

I have done battle with a couple of tire shops over setting the pressure at the max on the sidewall rather than the recommended from the inflation table with accurate corner weights. I have given up, if they won;t set them where I want them, I drive away and do it myself. I am on OEM Michelins date is xx11. I plan to have them inspected in 2016 and decide whether to go another 2 years based on the report. Last time around (prior coach) I replaced Goodyears with Michelins based on price. I got an estimate of the FMCA price and went to my Goodyear dealer and asked if he could come close. his response was "go back to Michelin". There was no fleet program he could fit me into. The difference on 19.5 inch tires was $100 per and that was three years ago.
xctraveler 01/19/15 01:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tips for reducing set-up time?

We threw a wine bottle through a velcro latched cabinet drawer onto the floor (red wine :( ) the microwave tray never moved! If I take over an hour it includes washing the bugs off the front of the coach and cleaning up other messes we may have driven through. The only checklist we run - in our heads now - is disconnecting the tow'd. Must set the brake AND put it in gear before doing anything else on the site if we have to disconnect. Had it roll away from me twice many years ago. Wish I had the picture of me hanging onto the towbar screaming for DW to come with the keys to set the brake - maybe I'm glad I don't have that picture. When friendly neighbor greets me during setup or departure prep I stop work and focus on being nice then resume from beginning of checklist after he leaves (it is never a woman). We are on our present site for a month. It took 15 minutes to get the coach situated, leveled slides out and hooked up upon arrival. Camp furniture has come out and been put away a couple of times as weather and our needs have changed. We are leaving in 2 days. Most of the outdoor stuff is stowed because the weather is cold and wet. Will complete stowing the night before departure. WE do live full time on the coach and seldom stay more than a week anyplace so we are setting up and taking down at least weekly. It gets to be routine. When we were at Red Bay having work done, we had to be ready to close up and move from site to bay with 15 minutes notice most every day. Our last day they finished the last project as closing time was approaching. We had 5 minutes to get it together, get out of the bay and through the gate. We did stop alongside the road to double check our departure routine and be sure everything that wanted to be latched wouldn't be talking to us down the road. In normal life we seldom roll before 10 AM and are usually off the road by 3 PM allowing an hour for stops including lunch and a driver change. The journey IS the destination.
xctraveler 01/13/15 08:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Replacement

Our second coach came with two 6V Trojan 105s which with good care and never discharged below 50% lasted 7 years. We replaced them, even though we were planning on trading the coach, with new Trojan 105s when we found we could no longer make it through the night with furnace and CPAP and voltage above 11.9 in the morning. No sense pushing our luck. New owner got 1 year old batteries. I thought we were talking tires. :h I figured we had beat the tire side of the question to death and thought a response to his question about batteries deserved some attention too. Not off topic, quite.
xctraveler 01/13/15 07:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Replacement

Our second coach came with two 6V Trojan 105s which with good care and never discharged below 50% lasted 7 years. We replaced them, even though we were planning on trading the coach, with new Trojan 105s when we found we could no longer make it through the night with furnace and CPAP and voltage above 11.9 in the morning. No sense pushing our luck. New owner got 1 year old batteries.
xctraveler 01/12/15 09:19am Class A Motorhomes
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