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RE: rv gas mileage

My 2004 Workhorse with the GM 8.1 engine has averaged 7.1 mpg over 80,000 miles of all terrains and temperatures pulling a 4,000lb toad. That's hand calculated. I've recorded every gallon of gas I put in it. I don't know what the cost is/was as I don't care. I keep an eye on mileage to tell me if I have a problem. If you are worried about gas mileage don't get an RV. And don't buy any aftermarket items that claim to increase gas mileage. Snakeoil.
ArchHoagland 06/19/17 10:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ICE MAKER HOSE

Ours did the same thing, very common. Shut ours off at the sink. Buy ice now.
ArchHoagland 06/19/17 10:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towable vehicles 4 down

Remco will tell you if you can tow a car and how to make it towable.
ArchHoagland 06/13/17 10:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New (to me) RV--lightweight toad recommendations

What cars are towable Remco will tell you if a car is towable 4 down and also what you can do to make one towable if it doesn't come that way. If your engine is the 8.1 you can tow 4,000 lb with it. My toad is 4,000 lb.
ArchHoagland 06/13/17 09:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tehachapi loop??? update

I'm a bit of a train buff and always wanted to go see the Tehachapi Loop after driving by it many times. So we went to an RV park in Tehachapi for two days so I could go watch the trains. Guess what...they were repairing the railroad line and there were no trains running during daylight hours, just after dark. Never saw one stinking train. I also went to the Iowa 80 truck stop one time on a cross country trip. It's the largest truck stop in the country. I wanted to see the old trucks in their museum. Guess what. The Museum is closed on Tuesday which is when we showed up. I could go on and on but you know how it goes.
ArchHoagland 06/09/17 11:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tow dolly vs. Tow bar

Towing 4 down information for all cars.
ArchHoagland 06/08/17 08:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refrigerator drip from bottom of door

How to make your signature so we can serve you better: 1. Log on and click "My Preferences". 2. On the "My Preferences" page click the middle box and enter your rig info. 3. Scroll to the bottom and click "Submit Changes" 4. Exit and you're done.
ArchHoagland 06/08/17 08:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shore charging

Mine is stored by my house and plugged in 24/7. I check the 2 six volt house batteries about once a month and usually have to add some distilled water. Other than that everything else is fine. I'm surprised you have to add water so often. A '04 Class A, especially a Monaco, I'd have expected that you would have a smart charger system in your Converter. But, sounds like you have a plain old charger, and it's running high voltage so it's boiling out water. Couple things you could do...fully charge the batteries and then just disconnect the ground(s). They'll do fine (as long as they're healthy to begin with) over the winter, you won't even have to check them. You could disconnect from power. Or, if you prefer to remain powered, try this: Add 2oz of 3-in-1 oil to each battery cell. It's mineral oil, and it will keep the acid water inside the cell instead of it slowly bubbling out. So you won't need to add water as much, if at all. Also prevents corrosion buildup. Using mineral oil in flooded cell lead/acid batteries is a method used for over 100 years, even Edison recommended it. Thanks for the tips. However I'm used to checking stuff on a regular basis so will continue in the old fashioned way. I, too, am a bit surprised I use so much water. It doesn't boil out the top and the batteries are very clean. I've checked them with a hydrometer and all is well. I have a battery disconnect switch for the house batteries but seldom use it as we occupy the coach when company comes about every 4 to 6 weeks.
ArchHoagland 06/05/17 12:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: VIN location

I purchased a 2006 Coachman Sportscoach 372ds and I need to take it to DMV for registration. They will need to visibly see the VIN number. Can anyone guide me on where to look cause I'm lost Have you found it yet? Did you buy it in California or from another state?
ArchHoagland 06/04/17 02:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shore charging

Mine is stored by my house and plugged in 24/7. I check the 2 six volt house batteries about once a month and usually have to add some distilled water. Other than that everything else is fine.
ArchHoagland 06/04/17 01:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: class A route lake Havasu to Bakersfield

Is it more than 6 percent I don't know. It's four lane and trucks use it all the time. There is no way into the central valley of California without doing a steep mountain drop.
ArchHoagland 05/30/17 12:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: class A route lake Havasu to Bakersfield

When you leave there heading west into Bakersfield you are going to encounter a very steep downgrade. I don't know how familiar you are with going down mountains, I see you are from Florida, but start down at about 40 mph and use your lower gears. Don't ride the brakes. I mash mine on hard 5 seconds and then let it cool a bit as my speed moves up and then do it again. Don't worry about blocking traffic, it's 4 lanes and they will go around you. You will encounter steep mountains again at the Oregon border. The Siskiyous. Again pretty steep downgrades. Just go slow and you'll be fine.
ArchHoagland 05/26/17 12:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome hitch receiver has play in it

Mine has been loose 14 years. Gonna be loose another 14 years...I hope, unless I kick the bucket.
ArchHoagland 05/24/17 12:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mineral Oil In Batteries - My Update

I just did some research last week on the subject and went to a battery manufactures site and they didn't mention it one way or the other. Might give it a try on my two batteries as they are about 7 years old so I can't do too much damage as I will probably replace next year. New rotors and brake pads broke the budget this year. On another point.... Your pictures are a textbook example of why people should take a picture of their battery wiring BEFORE removing the batteries. How many times have we seen posts on here where a person replaced their batteries and wired the new ones up the wrong way.
ArchHoagland 05/22/17 11:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: class A route lake Havasu to Bakersfield

We stayed a week at "Mountain Valley RV Park" in Tehachapi. Water and electric only but they do have a dump station. Went there to see the famous railroad Tehachapi Loop. Guess what. They were rebuilding the track near there and no trains were running during daylight hours.
ArchHoagland 05/22/17 11:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery failure understood

I'd look for a problem with the charging system. What voltage are you seeing when they are charging? Also did the RV originally come with 12 volt batteries or 6 volt batteries? For what it's worth I'd never go to AGM batteries. I had a Miata that went through three of them in four years. How to make your signature so we can serve you better: 1. Log on and click "My Preferences". 2. On the "My Preferences" page click the middle box and enter your rig info. 3. Scroll to the bottom and click "Submit Changes" 4. Exit and you're done.
ArchHoagland 05/22/17 12:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery Idiot Light On

Have you checked the water levels in ALL of your batteries? I'd suggest checking the cells on all the batteries with a hydrometer.
ArchHoagland 05/22/17 12:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Check engine light

How to make your signature so we can serve you better: 1. Log on and click "My Preferences". 2. On the "My Preferences" page click the middle box and enter your rig info. 3. Scroll to the bottom and click "Submit Changes" 4. Exit and you're done. There are several hundred codes that can light your CEL. Without knowing what code is presenting itself there is no way to know what the problem may be. I've purchased three OBD II code readers over the years due to CEL. The CEL light is the single largest revenue source for auto dealers, bar none.
ArchHoagland 05/21/17 01:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: leaning to the right

There was a guy on another forum who purchased a new motorhome and had handling problems for 6 years. Added all sorts of after market parts to help handling to no avail. He recently discovered that his front tires were two different sizes. Came that way new. Bought two new tires and the handling problem was solved. So check out your tire sizes, can't hurt.
ArchHoagland 05/19/17 05:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Nice Parking Job

Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.
ArchHoagland 05/16/17 09:02pm Class A Motorhomes
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