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RE: Tips for using MH for 1st trip

Check your tire pressures in the morning. Ask what they are set at. You don't have to pull into truck weighing scales along the highway. Keep your speed at about 55 to 62 mph. Don't ride the brakes going down a mountain. Stay 10 car lengths behind the vehicle in front of you. Renting an RV is a smart move, it will open your eyes as to what to look for when you buy.
ArchHoagland 10/15/17 10:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel more sluggish than gas?

Gut, we have graduated 'Good Sams' college, have our master's and working towards our doctorates, you are a kindergartener. Keep your nose clean and you will earn your badges and respect, until then, finish your happy meal and drink your milk. :B:B:B MM. Amen brother, Amen.
ArchHoagland 10/14/17 10:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buyer's Agent?

Haven't heard of any but that's a good idea. Meanwhile I'd suggest you go to DeMartini RV in Grass Valley. RV Dealer They have a fairly good reputation.
ArchHoagland 10/13/17 10:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel more sluggish than gas?

The biggest difference, for me anyway, between a gasser and a diesel is not climbing the mountains but rather descending the mountains. I have a GM 8.1 gas engine and engine braking is almost non existent. A diesel engine will hold back the RV with very little braking action. The only time I get diesel envy is going down mountains and stopping to get gas with my 75 gallon gas tank. Diesel guys can go forever almost between fuel stops.
ArchHoagland 10/12/17 11:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slightly Remodeled 2004 Itasca Sunrise

Looks great!! I'm beginning to think it's wiser to keep an older RV and fix it up rather than laying out a ton of money for a new one, especially with the complaints you see on here about the poor quality of the new RV's. At least with your older one you know where all the problems were and what to look for in the future.
ArchHoagland 10/12/17 11:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New TST Color Monitor

I just bought a 10 sensor TST package at the FMCA GEAR rally. Came with the original monitor and a signal repeater, and I will get the color monitor shipped to me in a couple weeks. How much was that if I may ask?
ArchHoagland 10/12/17 11:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery/ charging question

I agree with CA Traveler. Start with the basics and determine where the problem is located. Is there water in the batteries? Have you removed the battery connections and cleaned them? How old are the batteries? Buy a hydrometer ($10) and check the batteries.
ArchHoagland 10/12/17 10:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Batteys

Until you find the problem this will cure it: Battery disconnect switch. How old are the batteries? Is there water in the batteries? Are the storage bin lights turned on? Do you have an inverter?
ArchHoagland 10/12/17 09:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Geico Claim AFTER blowout

Three years ago I had the passenger side inside dual blowout. It caused the entire wiring harness for the house control panel to be wrapped around the axle. All heating, cooling, pump, etc wires were ripped off the back of the panel. It was Sunday afternoon outside of Los Banos CA. Called CSAA they sent a tow truck with a new Michelin tire and the guy changed the tire and called a big tow truck and towed my coach 70 miles to the Workhorse dealer in Fresno. That was $2,000 which they paid. Then after Workhorse did whatever they had to do it was towed to Paul Everett's RV who rewired my coach to the tune of $12,000. CSAA paid for it all without a problem. I've always said you never know what an insurance company is going to do until you have a problem and I've been tickled pink with CSAA.
ArchHoagland 10/08/17 12:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Route info

I'm curious why you want to avoid Colorado Springs. Is their traffic that bad?
ArchHoagland 10/06/17 11:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator run at different speeds

How old are the batteries and how many batteries do you have?
ArchHoagland 10/04/17 06:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why do they do that...?

Saw leaded gas for sale in SLC Utah. Said it was for racing boats. We had an ice box and when we got our first refrigerator I remember it had a big black compressor or something on the top of it. They delivered coal to our house through a window in our basement to the coal bin. We'd get several tons at a time. Then you had to shovel the coal into the furnace, which heated our water for baths. We had a potato bin in the cellar too, full of potatoes. They always sent me down there to get them. We shared bath water in the tub and I was always last as I was the youngest.
ArchHoagland 09/27/17 07:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: 85 octane

I run 85 in my 2004 8.1 gas engine all over the west and never had a problem.
ArchHoagland 09/27/17 07:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold frig 120x-imxx

Just had the same problem several weeks ago. Had to ground a pin on the control board to clear it as Old-Biscuit mentioned. Mine was caused by the fact it was 115 degrees when I plugged it in and it didn't cool fast enough which caused the alarm.
ArchHoagland 09/24/17 12:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: bad gas

You've got a problem. I have the same engine and about the same weight motorhome and have averaged 7.1 mpg for the past 80,000 miles. I travel in mountains a lot but have never seen 4 mpg. Lowest was about 5.8 on a day of continuous headwind and some mountains.
ArchHoagland 09/22/17 11:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1951 Prevost

NOT A Camper....thanks for the information!!! That is a really neat motorhome for sure.
ArchHoagland 09/15/17 12:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towed Vehicle Tires

You mentioned rough riding...what is the tire pressure set at on those tires? Door recommended info has 32 front and 30 rear...I thought about increasing that to maybe smooth out a little. Increasing the tire pressure will make it ride rougher. If you are going to replace the tires, go to Michelin tires. They ride smoother.
ArchHoagland 09/13/17 01:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towed Vehicle Tires

You mentioned rough riding...what is the tire pressure set at on those tires?
ArchHoagland 09/13/17 01:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford 6.8 serpentine belt

Jeepers92....If you had your RV life to live over again at what time/mileage intervals would you replace your belts and hoses? I do mine about every 4 to 5 years and have been told that's excessive.
ArchHoagland 09/13/17 01:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wheel seal leaking again and again and again

Thanks for the update!!
ArchHoagland 09/08/17 09:15pm Class A Motorhomes
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