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RE: Oil Change V10 Newmar

Re: Only main problem I had was the chassis cross-member that is directly beneath the drain plug that makes it difficult to get an oil catch pan successfully beneath the oil pan without it deflecting the discharging oil and spattering all over the concrete driveway before realizing that it is making an absolute MESS!! Sorry, I forgot I had said don't ask... LOL! I found that by using my leveling jacks if I raise the coach slightly I can fit the oil catch container (flat type) between the axle & oil pan. Sees to work pretty good.
LVJ58 08/20/14 10:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: changed out Norcold to Amish cooling unit

Had the Norcold 1200-LRIM cooling unit in our 2000 coach replaced with the Amish built unit in 2012 and are really pleased wirh it. Cost $1,410 intalled. They're a great unit....
LVJ58 08/18/14 07:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How long are (have) you keeping your MH in retirement

Wife & I retired in mid 1993. Bought our 1st coach in Feb 1995 then traded up to our present 2000 coach in Jan 2000 which we still have.
LVJ58 08/09/14 12:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: If you had a budget of $200k....

... and want to full-time for around 5 - 8 years all across the country, what would YOU get? And why? I would get one of these:http://www.rvonline.com/single-ad.asp?Recnumber=62891 WHY? Because they're the best Good luck with your search...:)
LVJ58 08/07/14 10:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold 1200 Fins Frosting

Good explanation Doug, thanks
LVJ58 07/24/14 09:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Alternator not charging house batteries

Possible isolator solenoid malfunctioning or faulty circuit board in your battery control center. When charging voltage from either alternator or converter reaches 13.5+ volts, isolator solenoid should engage charging both house & chassis batteries. Good luck with resolving your problem and do let us know the fix...
LVJ58 07/22/14 08:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Whats the best car to tow ??

For us it's our 2003 Suzuki XL7 SUV.
LVJ58 07/20/14 08:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: looking for a 'toad' - Suzuki X90?

Been towing a Suzuki XL7 since 2004, great vehicle zero problems, very dependable. Good luck and safe travels....
LVJ58 07/11/14 11:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Amish fridge goes into dumpster!

The Amish flavor of the month is going south. When will you people ever learn. What is it that we need to learn :h Perhaps you would be willing educate us. Thanks
LVJ58 07/07/14 11:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wanting to hear from Class A gas powered owners

Ok, Re: How powerful is the V10? Does it struggle towing a car? What size cars are you towing behind it? What kind of MPG should i expect with a car in tow? Our 2000 37'8" coach weighing in at 21,230lbs loaded for travel is powered by the 310hp 425 lb ft torque. We tow a 2003 Suzki XL7 weighing 3,600lbs. Normally it doesn't struggle towing our vehicle, of course when navigating 6 & 7% mountain grades speed drops to 45-50mph so I guess you call that struggling somewhat. Our mpg average over the 14 years we've owned our coach has been around 7mpg. 2006 & later model v10 have more power, i.e., 362hp & 457 lb ft torque so navigating grades should be less of a struggle while towing a vehicle. In all cases fuel mileage depends much on power to weight ratio, headwinds & individual driving habits. We travel 5-6,000 miles per year and now with 89,000 miles on our coach we've been extremely satisfied with the performance and dependability of the v10. Good luck with your choice of a coach.
LVJ58 07/07/14 11:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: synthetic oil

Pg. 94 in our 2000 f53 Owner's manual specifies Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Super Premium Motor Oil. I followed their specs then after logging 10,000 miles on our coach I switched to Mobil 1 full synthetic which I continue to use. Here's a link to a site that may shed a bit more light on the use of 5W-20 vs. 5W-30 discussion. http://www.ehow.com/facts_7661702_5w20-specifications-ford-general-motors.html
LVJ58 07/06/14 11:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A used Newell, what do you think?

We toured their plant in Miami, OK several years ago, and I had the money I would buy one of the year model Newell coaches you mentioned in a heartbeat over any other brand of a later model coach. Good luck with your choice & safe travels...
LVJ58 07/06/14 11:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best RV toilet brand

We've been extremely pleased with the Dometic Sealand Traveler 510 plus that came with our 2000 coach.
LVJ58 07/04/14 09:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Amish fridge goes into dumpster!

Well the Amish fridge is going into the dumpster and being replaced at Red Bay. If you should be unfortunate enough to have one, don’t count on the warranty being honored. When I wanted it repaired or replaced, I was told to jump thru many hoops. I had a repairman on site at the time and he could not find a problem other than the fact it was not getting cold enough. I installed two fans outside to force more air thru the outside vent to no avail. Now after two years of not doing the job, (just sat the past four days waiting for the new one and the temp is 50’ and 27’ for high low temp). I believe it is time to let folks know it was junk as well as the dealers word (you know who that is since there is only one dealer). So much for Amish craftsmanship! I also contacted my repair service in Phoenix that installed the unit too see if they could help. He said they had installed several more and there were so many problems, they refuse to install any more. He also mentioned that the Amish were not supposed to use machines and didn't know how they were able to charge them properly. Tried to send them a copy of this post but their email didn't work. Sorry to hear of the problems you had with your cooling unit, we've had ours for 2 years now and it works great. Good luck & Safe Travels:)
LVJ58 07/02/14 05:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 6 Volt Batteries

Bought my 4 Interstate GC2 6v batteries from Costco in Las Vegas..$89.00ea
LVJ58 07/02/14 05:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: synthetic oil

I have a Ford Triton V10 and it calls for 5-20W synthetic blend. I can get a really good deal on Mobil 1 5-30W full synthetic is this ok or am I going to have issues with the higher weight? Been using Mobil 1 5w-30 since our coach had 10,000 miles now has 89,000 absolutely no problems. The 5w-30 won't harm your engine Good luck & Safe travels...:) P.S. The reason Busskipper gave for Ford recommending the 5w-20 is correct--better fuel mileage, but you'll never see any fuel mileage increase from using the 5w-20 oil.
LVJ58 07/02/14 04:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 6 year update on running Michelin Super Singles

Happy to hear they've worked well for you, however I'm content with our dual tire configuration and plan to keep them. Best of luck & safe travels...:)
LVJ58 07/02/14 04:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 chassis no power from chassis battery

Long time getting back to this but it was just a loose wire in the box Glad you found the problem, thanks for the feedback Safe travels
LVJ58 06/25/14 11:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motor Home Ins

I vote for Foremost Insurance Co. Been with them since 1995 great no hassle claims service and no annual premium increases.
LVJ58 06/14/14 05:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ice maker valve in Norcold refigerator

Should you need to replace your ice maker unit, if your's is a 1200LRIM like mine I bought the ice-maker assembly complete with valve from Lowes back in 2010. At the time it was $53.92--probably more now. It's a Whirlpool #57773 did the change out myself, not too difficult. Good luck & Safe travels
LVJ58 06/13/14 05:25pm Class A Motorhomes
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