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RE: Service Costs. What are you paying?

$700 for an oil change? Is that at Paul Everet's? No, Roger Vogt's in Visalia
McKenziek 07/12/17 11:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Service Costs. What are you paying?

Good prices. Wish they had one in Cen Cal
McKenziek 07/11/17 04:30pm Class A Motorhomes
Service Costs. What are you paying?

What are you guys paying for various services? I was quoted $700 for oil change, $640 for coolant flush, $285 for generator service. 8.8 Cummins motor 8000 W onan generator Also curious about fuel filters change?
McKenziek 07/11/17 03:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Emergency Electrical Help Please !

Yep. Lesson learned. I'm glad its all working fine now
McKenziek 07/10/17 10:31am Tech Issues
RE: Emergency Electrical Help Please !

My apologies for not posting. After I got things working we got on the road and were out of cell coverage area all weekend. Thanks to all for chiming in. Here is what I think happened. As per what others said I had two issues, the 120 issue i'm guessing is what Mr Wizard mentioned and I definitely learned something here. Disconnect shore power prior to starting generator. I think this fixed itself after waiting a bit for the transfer switch to reset. The 12 volt issue was due to a battery kill switch which the previous owner installed and I guess might be faulty. The fact that the lights came back on and then dimmed and then went out made me think of the switch. The switch is a dash mounted type, up is off, down is on. Once I switched off and then back on the dash alarm went out and the lights came right back on. Thanks again for the replies.
McKenziek 07/09/17 10:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Emergency Electrical Help Please !

After resting for awhile I got lights but they are very dim. Alarm could be for low voltage maybe. Gennie breaker is good GFI is good
McKenziek 07/06/17 04:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Emergency Electrical Help Please !

Hmmmm, some 12 volt items work like the fridge, slide outs, inverter is humming, etc. So now im thinking converter but now idea where it is on this coach.
McKenziek 07/06/17 04:06pm Tech Issues
Emergency Electrical Help Please !

Just leaving for a trip and something electrical is happening. I was plugged into shore power and running the AC to cool down the coach. I was planning on unplugging and converting to generator so i started the generator and the AC died. I turned off AC, then generator and now when I start the engine a loud alarm is coming from under the dash. I also have no lights inside the coach. I checked all resettable breakers and nothing seems to help. When I plug back into shore power my rig is not recognizing it. Same when on Gennie. I think its a problem with the transfer switch but not sure. Any suggestions on trouble shooting would be helpful 2005 Monaco diplomat
McKenziek 07/06/17 03:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Thor Super C (Chateau/Four Winds) improvements and mods

We would rather have something older that was well maintained and has the bugs worked out vs getting one with less quality that is newer. Now you know more about why I don't have mine anymore. Don't get me wrong, we loved our 33SW when it was working. That said, we are about to be full-timers and there simply was not enough room in ours for the two of us and two border collies. So, the search was on. We learned over on the IRV2 forum to look for something used that was high-end when built. To make a long story short, we traded for a coach that was well over $300k new, and has all the options we wanted including AquaHot. It's built in the famous Roadmaster RR8S chassis, has a 400HP Caterpillar C9, and an Allison 4000 transmission. The quality of the cabinetry and such inside the coach is nicer than I see in most homes, it's all solid cherry. The AquaHot system is pretty darn neat. It is basically a furnace like homes in the north have. It can be fired via diesel fuel or electricity. It has a tank of antifreeze solution which heats copper coils within the tank. It can be used for continuous hot water in the shower, and it also serves as the heater in the coach when the temps get too cold for the heat pumps. Or it can be used instead of heat pumps (the rooftop A/C units) if you want a quiet environment. Also, the previous owner had a HWH AutoAir suspension system installed on the coach at a cost of $9300. This system makes changes to the suspension on the fly, so wind, road changes, etc. don't sway the coach. It's impressive. Lucky for us, the salesman who took the coach in trade and traded us for our 33SW didn't know much about them and didn't realize the upgrades that had been done to our "new" coach, he way undervalued it. If you buy something brand new, you'll spend a big part of the first year working out bugs. They don't QA them, they send you on your way then you go back and report the issues you've discovered. And from what I can tell, they don't build them like they did in the early and mid 2000s. Your comments are so spot on and inline with my experience its almost funny. I "downgraded" to a 2005 Monaco Diplomat that was not only better in every department, it was $20K cheaper. So happy I made the move.
McKenziek 03/07/17 08:35pm Class C Motorhomes
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