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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
RE: My First Trip on the New Coach

Congraatulations on your "new to you" coach, enjoy lots of fun, safe and trouble free journeys....
LVJ58 08/25/14 08:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: My new King Aire

One classy looking coach, congratulations and may you enjoy many fun, safe and trouble free journeys....
LVJ58 08/25/14 08:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Frivolous question but I can't find the answer......

The bus is higher in the pecking order of their other models, but one step below the Zephyr model which is presently their top of the line. The Phaeton is one step below the Bus and is a very nice coach. Here's a link to the Tiffin website: http://tiffinmotorhomes.com/
LVJ58 08/23/14 01:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rambler Admiral vs Coachmen Mirada -- Advice

Logic would dictate that a 2011 model would have a higher value than a 2006, kind of no brainer wouldn't you say...:h Best regards and good luck with your choice....:)
LVJ58 08/23/14 01:41pm Class A Motorhomes
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
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