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RE: Storage bays: carpeted or rhinocast?

Sitting here in the living room of my 2012 Phaeton 36 QSH bought new in 2012 and I would have to go outside and open a bay to see how they are lined. I guess rotocast, but the Joey bed may have some liner. Makes no difference to me, I pack stuff in so it won't move and fluids of any kind are stored in plastic bins.
xctraveler 11/20/17 10:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flying J RV Fuel Lanes

Flying J fan here! For 11 years we used the RV islands to gas our coaches. Yes exiting could get interesting if people parked "funny". Now with a DP we fuel on the truck side. It is usually much easy to get in and get out. The nozzles are much bigger and the pumps faster. The difference could be more than 10 minutes.Although there is DEF at the pump, my filler is on the passenger side and all the DEF hoses are on the driver side :( going through wrong way is not a good idea if the fueling area is busy.
xctraveler 11/15/17 09:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A DP Fumes in Coach While Driving

I have not seen you report that you have a CO warning when this happens. That is a good thing. Have no experience with your specific failure. I suspect you know that if you get a CO warning, pull over and shut it down and evacuate while thinking about next steps. We had a exhaust manifold seal fail on a gasser and we had CO in the coach. Opened all windows and kept moving as we were on a narrow mountain road with no shoulder or pullouts. The open windows cleared the CO For the remaining 15 minutes of our drive. If the alarm had continued for another 30 sec, we would have bailed where we were.
xctraveler 11/13/17 12:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Family Motor Coach Rallies

Link to FCOCrv.org here
xctraveler 10/25/17 09:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Family Motor Coach Rallies

Just to be specific. In order to join Tiffin Travelers Chapter you must own a Tiffin motorhome. To join Habitat for Humanity Chapter you are expected to participate in Habitat builds. to be a member of the Fingerlakers you need to homebase in the region since all of their events are held in the region. Chapters can make their own rules about membership based on their charters. I doubt it would be acceptable to exclude someone for being a Muslim, unless you were looking at a Roman Catholic Chapter and I doubt a serious drinker would care to join Friends of Bill (although they would welcome such a person if they wanted the help). And on and on. I am sure the CHAI chapter for Jewish members would welcome you so long as you aren't trying to convert them to some other religion. Have I skipped anyone :)
xctraveler 10/25/17 07:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Family Motor Coach Rallies

The only Chapter I am aware of that has left is Freightliner Owners Chapter (now Club). Freightliner wanted to offer the benefits to ALL Freightliner owners but the FMCA required FMCA membership, so they created their own club. I have abbreviated and oversimplified but that is the gist of what happened. I was a member and am a member of both FMCA and the FOCC. There may be others I am not a part of. Not sure that any benefits have been dropped in recent years. Some have been renegotiated and exchanged for other providers such as road service. The Tire program alone is enough to justify my continued membership. Deep discount on six new Michelins every five years more than cover the cost of membership.
xctraveler 10/25/17 12:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slideouts suddenly not working

Assume your slides are electric motor as opposed to hydraulic. If hydraulic look for solenoid to trigger high voltage to hyd pump. If not Hyd ignore this message :) It wont be "high voltage" it will be 12Volts just like slide motors and everything else on the 12 V side however if there all hydraulic and if the pump does not activate none will work ;; also newer multi slide systems work off a main controller it maybe gone bad or the power to it has died I did misstype, I meant higher amperage. Had a relay failure that took out the hydraulic slides The '12 Phaeton has two Hydraulic and two electric motor - go figure. I was able to close the slides by jumping the two contacts on the relay. yeah that was another mistype, should have said relay to begin with :( In any event my post is useless if he doesn't have hyd slide operation.
xctraveler 10/24/17 11:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Family Motor Coach Rallies

Have been to several Family Conventions and regional and chapter rallies. Always fun, great bunch of RVers. Benefits of membership are excellent, tire program, FMCA/Assist for medical issues away from home base, great magazine and much more. Been a member since '04 oops, just noticed member since '02 - ooee that was some long time ago :)
xctraveler 10/24/17 10:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slideouts suddenly not working

Assume your slides are electric motor as opposed to hydraulic. If hydraulic look for solenoid to trigger high voltage to hyd pump. If not Hyd ignore this message :)
xctraveler 10/24/17 10:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: R.I.P. Sully

Another late responder. I have been wandering on other forums and missed this news. So sorry, Sully was an integral part of this forum and RVing to me. Although we never met in person I feel as though I knew him from his posts. I am sure he is missed by many far beyond his immediate family.
xctraveler 10/24/17 09:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Maximum Driving Length and License

Tom/Barb if you choose to believe you can tow your fiver with bass boat behind it in NY because it is legal where you live go ahead and do it. Enjoy the fine and trouble of breaking your tow and moving it in two moves instead of one. Just don't complain to me that I told you to do it! Triple hookups are a bit different aren't they. They are illegal in my home state too. that means they are illegal in any state I go to. So when I'm legal in my state, I should be in any state. Please note I said "IF" :C in my example of triple hookup. Just taking one example of different rules of the road, not specific to your state. :R
xctraveler 09/13/17 03:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Maximum Driving Length and License

Tom/Barb if you choose to believe you can tow your fiver with bass boat behind it in NY because it is legal where you live go ahead and do it. Enjoy the fine and trouble of breaking your tow and moving it in two moves instead of one. Just don't complain to me that I told you to do it!
xctraveler 09/13/17 10:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Maximum Driving Length and License

Tom/Barb, I don't know of any ICC law that states that home state laws override individual State laws. 43 years and over 3 million miles commercial driving experience, each state and province and province has their own laws and regulations. Anecdotal stories are well and good, however because you got away with something doesn't mean it is legal. Many people get away with doing illegal things however don't have an accident, because the first thing any Insurance Co is going to look for is a way of getting out of paying. Don in all those miles, have you ever seen a sign at the state line "vehicles over XX' stay out" ? Actually very near every state border there is a weigh scale and truck inspection station for commercial vehicles. I have seen many trucks pulled to the side in those stops as we go by. Can't vouch for specific reason, but don't be overweight as a commercial vehicle for the state you are entering.
xctraveler 09/12/17 08:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Maximum Driving Length and License

Wa. state,, 75' any single vehicle or in combination. No special license or endorsement required. for private coaches. OKay, then why did I have questions about how to cover a load in a bulk carrier? sure didn't seem relevant to driving an RV.
xctraveler 09/10/17 08:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coach Net vs Good Sam

17 years with CN and they have been there when I needed them and always treated me well. Plan on staying with them. Have no GS stories cause I never used 'em. Thus no comment on GS
xctraveler 09/10/17 07:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford 6.8 serpentine belt

Call Dodge Tech support - or any Dodge Service department with your VIN. They should be able to get the correct part number for you. Here are two numbers I found no idea if they are 24/7 or workdays only. Dodge (800-423-6343) 800-4ADodge RAM (866-726-4636) 866-RAM-INFO For future, buy 2! keep a spare. We have a fresh spare with us at all times. Cheap insurance - Freightliner recommends that for their chassis.
xctraveler 09/10/17 07:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVers and disaster relief -- experiences & recommendations?

FMCA has at least one chapter devoted to Habitat for Humanity and there is another that is focused on disaster relief, can't find their name right off the bat.
xctraveler 09/10/17 07:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Maximum Driving Length and License

Texas also requires a Cl B license to register a vehicle that weighs more than 26,001 pounds. The written is indeed the CDL written, the driving is far simpler. I know because I did it in Polk County, the home of Escapees and the most RV friendly place you will find for full timers.
xctraveler 09/10/17 05:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New MH - battery drain question

I remember coming into the coach sometime in the last year and finding no 12v where I expected. First stop was panic, "Now What!" next was some trouble shooting as suggested in my first post. Finally I remembered there is a 12v on off switch called a "Salesman's Switch" by the door. It has no use to me as one who lives on his coach. It cuts off a lot of 12v - lights and refrigerator mostly so when a salesman leaves the coach on the lot he doesn't have to go through and find all the light switches to turn them off to save the battery for the next walk through. Still don't know how it got turned off.
xctraveler 09/10/17 05:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New MH - battery drain question

Battery Boost will cross connect your house batteries to the engine to provide a jump start in the event the engine battery is dead. It may also permit you to use the engine battery bank to fire the generator. The Auxiliary on/off disconnects most of your draws from the house batteries when it is off - note MOST. To totally eliminate phantom draws you may need to disconnect the batteries at the terminal. As for showing 0 v on the house batteries. you should start with something simple like taking a volt meter and checking across the battery terminals. If that shows 0 you have a serious problem. If that shows reasonable voltage it indicates your gauge or some other item is the problem. Obviously if you don't have lights in the coach with the switch on it is also a sure sign there is no power coming from the battery bank to the system, but it still might be something other than the batteries.
xctraveler 08/21/17 06:46pm Class A Motorhomes
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