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RE: Traded The Fifth Wheel For A Motorhome

Congratulations on your new coach. Enjoy many fun, safe & trouble free journeys
LVJ58 12/10/14 08:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Banks Power Systems

In November 2005 I had the complete banks installed on our v10 powered 2000 coach at a cost of $1,795. I was interested in a power increase, not expecting any improvement in fuel mileage. I did experience a very slight improvement in power but not as much as I had anticipated. Later in June 2011 I added the 5Star Tune and did notice a moderate increase in power with less downshifts on mild grades. No fuel mileage increase in either case. Had I not found a good deal on the Banks system I wouldn't have paid the full bore price to have one installed. You most likely can get the same effect for less $$$$ by installing a set of Thorley or Gibson Headers coupled with a 3.5" exhaust/tail pipe with a high performance muffler i.e., Magnaflow; Dynamax or Flowmaster. Best of luck & safe travels.....
LVJ58 12/10/14 08:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: dolly vs flat

For us the 4-down method works best, 4 minutes or less to connect to hitch, attach safety chains, plug in power cord, move transfer case selector to neutral, ignition key turned to accessory unlocking steering wheel and then just go. Don't want an extra piece of equipment to handle and stow. However go with whatever method works for you.. Best of luck and safe travels.....
LVJ58 12/08/14 05:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: best rv gps

Can't speak for other brands of GPS units but we sure like our TOM-TOM XXL 550-TM. We can download free updates from TOM-TOM to our computer then install same into our GPS unit. Good luck with your choice of a GPS unit.
LVJ58 11/29/14 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Just a Howdy

Congratulations on your NU2U coach, enjoy many fun, safe and trouble free journeys.
LVJ58 11/29/14 12:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing windows? Any ideas?

We had some dual pane windows replaced in our coach by Motion Windows, very satisfied with their work. They can probably fabricate the type windows you want for your coach. Here's a link to their site if interested: http://www.motionwindows.com/rv-windows/
LVJ58 11/25/14 02:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: rv repair in Las Vegas

Over the years, I've been satisfied with services at Johnny Walkers RV on Boulder Highway.
LVJ58 11/20/14 12:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Help

I would highly recommend you follow barlow46's advice when using your generator. Although we have an ATS on our coach, when I exercise our genset I disconnect from shore power... Best of luck and safe travels....
LVJ58 11/16/14 11:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Batteries

That depends on many things; not much information given. Are these batteries in the same bank hooked to the same charger? Different brands, chemistries, ages, etc? Any load on them while being charged? I would check for a possible faulty solid state or solenoid type isolator that may not feeding the charge voltage from your converter to your engine battery. Just a thought. good luck fixing your problem..:)
LVJ58 11/09/14 11:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Eletric steps

I have a Georgetown Class A MH, my problem is when the door closes the step retracts, and then it sounds as if the motor is still running. Other times the steps will retract and then extend about 1/3 of the way. Both gears are good, all is tight. Any ideas? Just had the same problem with our KwiKee steps. I was able to obtain the step motor & gear/linkage assembly along with the step controller from our local RV dealer and installed it myself. Cost was around $300 Good luck & safe travels...:)
LVJ58 11/02/14 11:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Insurance Recommendations

We've been insured by Foremost Insurance Co now for 19 years and have enjoyed hassle free claim service along with zero premium increases. Highly recommend them. Good luck with your choice & safe travels...
LVJ58 10/18/14 08:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: new tires

I'm biased toward Bridgestone tires as have been using them for 14 years now with zero issues. Good luck with your choice & safe travels...
LVJ58 10/14/14 02:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CLASS A vs. CLASS C

Class A for me provides better wide view of highway & surrounding scenery while driving and the ease of access to other areas of coach for wife while traveling. Other than that can't think any other reasons I prefer the class "A". Best of luck with your choice and enjoy safe travels...
LVJ58 10/14/14 01:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bridgestone/Firestone Tires

Les Schwab in Washington State put a new set of Bridgestone 19.5 tires on our motor home. I decided upon the Bridgestone tires because the date code was only 3 months old. With my new Bridgestone tires my motor home became very squirrely to drive. First trip on our new tires was to the coast. Because we were taking our grandchildren my wife drove some of the kids in our Dodge Durango and I drove the rest in the motor home. On the way to the coast, not towing, our motor home would dodge and swerve as we drove down the road. The first time my wife road in our motor home after installing the new Bridgestone tires she was scared to death. I weighed my coach and adjusted air pressure to meet Bridgestone tire pressurization charts. Les Schwab had inflated the tires to the max pressure. Adjusting pressure did not help. I had a steering stabilizer and rear trac bar added. My coach came with a front trac bar installed. The suspension mods made our coach drive a little better but it was still squirrely and would dodge either left or right whenever it decided too. After a few local trips we headed south for the winter. As we headed south our coach started behaving better. We took I-5 south through Oregon and California. After spending some time near LA and San Diego we moved on to Tucson, AZ. The last time our coach lurched was as we were driving into Tucson. Returning home from Tucson our coach drove great and it is still driving just fine. I sent an e-mail to Bridgestone but they never answered. I asked Les Schwab and they could not give an answer. I have posted on forums and asked RV industry experts but no one can give me an answer. My guess is that either the tires needed time to allow the rubber to age as they were only 3 months old when they were installed or the tires needed to be driven to break them in. I have never heard of either of my explanations. Safe travels. JD Interesting, our coach isn't a bit squirrley to drive with the Bridgestones wonder why it is with yours?
LVJ58 09/23/14 10:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best gas engine, is V10 good

We are looking for 32 or less, class A. Note will probably not need diesel as will be moving to MI, WI or such, wouldnot use in winter, nor "travel a lot" in other seasons. Want 32 or less due to size restriction in parks etc, just two of us,do not need more. So if we rule out diesel, what is best gas engine? We have son in law who had Ford with the Trition V10 in truck, had one mess after another, but he is ot exactly know for mechanical skills/knowledge. Many said the "Triton V10 has issues as Ford tired to make a V what ever is needed, rather then dedicated single unit. So what oare experiences with gas engines, failures, great ones, repairs and routine maintenance, etc What is expected miles before major works. Note will do lite maintenance work, oil, fileters, etc. Am mainly diesel guy so no much experinece with the gas. Would you care to elaborate on what type "one mess after another" he's having with his v10?? We've put 90,000 hard miles on the v10 in our 2000 coach with nary a problem. Thanks
LVJ58 09/20/14 05:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bridgestone/Firestone Tires

Been running Bridgestone R250F series tires on our coach for the last 13 years no issues, great tires. Of course ours are the 245/70R19.5's Good luck with your choice and safe travels....
LVJ58 09/18/14 10:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford v10 or gm 8.1 liter class A

For those with the V-10, how is it pulling a toad over a grade? My dentist (an avid fisherman and Rver, somewhere on this forum) highly urged me to stay away from the V-10 and go diesel. His complaint was the pulling power over a grade. He had his hand in my mouth and was drilling a tooth at the time so I was certain to agree with him. How is your V-10 over a grade? I am sure it has to do with your rigs weight, etc., but on the average, how is it? For whatever it's worth, in 2002 or 03 towing a 1990 Ford Aerostar van with our 2000 v10 powered coach we had occasion or perhaps I should say made a BIG mistake taking alternate US 14A from Lovell to Dayton WY. Barely made it over the grade in 1st gear, but we made it. Later I discovered it was a 10% grade. Now I know why we didn't see any 18 wheelers on that highway. Since that event, had the Banks system installed along with the 5 Star Tune and stay away from any grades over 8%:B
LVJ58 09/11/14 09:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air horns

Might want to try one of these, have one on our coach and they sound pretty nice..... http://www.wolo-mfg.com/truck.htm Good luck on your choice & safe travels:)
LVJ58 09/07/14 09:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold issue once again

Our Norcold 1200LRIM lasted for 12 years, when it died, replaced the cooling unit with one of those Amish built units and so far it's working great, still using the original circuit board.
LVJ58 08/28/14 11:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Troubleshooting Air Horns (UPDATE)

You need to check to see if voltage is getting to the solenoid air valve, if it isn't you have an open somewhere in the circuit. If you do have voltage, then most likely the solenoid valve is faulty, or sometimes the inside valve assembly gets corroded from moisture in the system. Had a problem with mine and I disassembled the valve, cleaned it out, it then worked. Good luck and let us know the fix..
LVJ58 08/27/14 11:07pm Class A Motorhomes
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