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RE: Bolt Sheared Off on Slide Rod

Regarding the class 8 bolt. We had a similar problem with a Power Gear slide on a Fleetwood Revolution LE. I called Fleetwood, and the Class 8 bolt is exactly what they specified. A softer bolt will shear too easily, and a harder bolt will not shear, but something else may fail instead. So from the information I have the advice to get the class 8 bolt was "right on". Ed Headington
eheading 07/29/14 09:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buying DEF - where?

As others have said, Pilot and Flying J offer DEF at the pumps for less money than when buying it in containers. My only problem is that with a new motorhome needing DEF for the first time, I haven't gotten the courage to get it that way. My problem is that the DEF is always on the left side of the coach. My DEF tank is on the right side. So, I will have to fill a bottle, take it around the motorhome and pour it in myself in 2.5 gallon increments. Again like others have said, today I purchased two 2.5 gallon containers at a local Walmart for a little over $4/gallon. Ed Headington
eheading 07/29/14 09:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anybody install a Vacuum System in 2014 Challenger 37KT

I have not installed a built in vacuum cleaner. However, we had two motorhomes that came with them. We eventually took both out and used a light weight Oreck vacuum cleaner. The Oreck with its brush head did a better job of cleaning, was light and easy to use. Just a thought for you to ponder. Ed Headington
eheading 07/27/14 03:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: campground elect.

When we lived in NJ the public power often went to about 103-104 volts in the summer on super hot days, and we never had a problem with our AC or any other appliance. We have two different energy management systems, both of them cut out about 103-104 volts, so I think that is a safe minimum. As others have said though, I truly believe the cost of the energy management "device" on my power line is worth way more than paid for it. Ed Headington
eheading 07/27/14 03:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ready brake

Have you talked to the Ready Brake folks?? When I had mine, they were very helpful whenever I contacted them. Ed Headington
eheading 07/13/14 06:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exhaust Residue ??

In the rear engine motorhomes we have had/have there is a lot of caulking where the rear of the inner body butts against the outer shell. You might want to look around the rear radiator and see if perhaps there is a gap there letting in some exhaust gas. Just a thought. Ed Headington
eheading 07/13/14 07:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing vs. Non Towing

We too have been towing a toad for almost 20 years. We tow a low cost Nissan with a manual transmission. Another thing that hasn't been mentioned, and that is the availability of a rental car. We tried renting cars for awhile before towing, and if we were in any kind of a tourist area we had trouble finding a car to rent!! As others have said, towing is the way for us. Ed Headington
eheading 07/11/14 06:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2006 with High Mileage -- Good or Bad?

Is it a gas or diesel motorhome? That doesn't sound like real high mileage to me. We just traded a 2005 diesel with 95,000 miles on it. Still ran like new! Ed Headington
eheading 07/08/14 06:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best RV toilet brand

For the past 14 years we have had Sealand china toilets and were quite happy with them. For the past 9 year we also had the Techma toilet. This too performed very reliably. My only problem with the Techma is that when we are dry camped for an extended time period, the Techma uses more water than our manual flush toilet used. Several months ago we purchased a new motorhome. It came with a Thetford china toilet. We have both been amazed at how much better it flushes with less water than our Sealands did. With the Sealand we almost always used the hand sprayer. With the new Thetford we hardly ever have to use the sprayer. This may be because the Thetford is 9 years newer than our Sealand was, but it's just our observation. Ed Headington
eheading 07/05/14 05:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: purchasing new tires

Over the years of leading RV caravans, I have seen enough 6-10 year old tires that "looked good", blow and cause damage to the RV. I would change my tires out if it were me. Ed Headington
eheading 07/05/14 02:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Opening Vent In Summer

When in a campground etc. I often do just what you suggested for the reason you offered. I find it helps make the temperature more uniform throughout the RV with the AC on and one roof vent slightly open (no fan running though). Ed Headington
eheading 07/04/14 01:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins or Caterpillar ?

Well, I have had both Cummins engines and CAT engines. I used to say when I was driving Cummins powered motorhomes that I would not pick the motorhome based on the color of the engine. After having driven a CAT C9 for over 95,000 miles, I still say the same thing. I really could see no difference between the two as far as fuel economy, maintenance costs, or reliability. Regarding oil changes, my CAT went 20,000 miles or 1 year between oil changes, my Cummins ISC and ISB6.7 go 15,000 miles or 1 year. For me, it's once/year either way. When CAT got out of the "on highway" business, what I read from CAT was that the "on highway" business accounted for less than 10% of their total business and it wasn't worth the cost of the investment to meet the latest emissions requirements at the time. I have heard through the grapevine that now that emissions have tightened up on "off road" diesel engines, they are considering re-entering the "on highway" market. One never knows!!!
eheading 07/03/14 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electric steps only retract with ignition turned on

Basically it sounds to me as though your steps are working exactly as they are supposed to --- when the switch to the steps is in the "off" position. When it is in the "on" position, the steps are supposed to retract every time you close the door. Ed Headington
eheading 07/02/14 12:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can an ML350 be towed 4 down ?

I would not take anyone on this forum's advice on this question (no reflection on members of this forum). The only place to go is in the manual in the car. If you still have questions, go directly to Mercedes and get the information "straight from the horse's mouth". Ed Headington
eheading 07/01/14 08:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 97 American eagle won

As was said above the ABS light is probably a sensor related issue. These can sometimes be hard to find and/or correct. In our 2000 American Tradition we had the same problem. After two efforts to correct it, Is gave up, unplugged the little light in the dash and never worried about it again. The brakes work fine, and I would have a really tough time locking up the wheels on our motorhome anyway. Hope you enjoy the Eagle. As others have said, that is a first class motorhome. Ed Headington
eheading 07/01/14 08:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Driver & Passenger Side Window White Haze

We had all the windows re-done by Suncoast Designers on our 2005 Revolution LE. They did an excellent job. The one thing I like about Suncoast is that they do not create a vacuum between the two panes of glass. This is the source of most if not all of the fogging problems. Suncoast instead injects an inert gas between the two panes so that the gaskets aren't fighting the pressure difference that can cause the leaks. Ed Headington
eheading 06/30/14 02:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Getting screwed by CoachNet

You're right, Marc. It had been so long ago I forgot the model of Entegra that had been purchased. Thanks for the correction. Ed Headington
eheading 06/29/14 11:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Getting screwed by CoachNet

I accept all that is being said about Entegra, except that all of their coaches are NOT built on Spartan chassis. We have a friend who has a beautiful Entegra motorhome (2011 I think), and it is on a Freightliner chassis. (this has nothing to do with warranties or the care that Entegra provides to its owners) Ed Headington
eheading 06/28/14 06:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: fresh water tank

We have had RV's with water tanks for over 45 years, and have always drunk the water from the tank. I rarely if ever "sanitize" the tanks. When we come home, I drain the tank and leave the drain valve open until we're ready to go again. We've never had a problem yet. Ed Headington
eheading 06/28/14 06:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Getting screwed by CoachNet

I broke a tire valve stem on a brand new motorhome this spring. I called Coach Net, and when the "tower" called me in less than 20 minutes, they told me they were bringing a tire with them just in case I damaged the tire. Since the motorhome was parked when it happened I didn't need it, but that impressed me. I was told that my coverage covered towing, but I would have to pay labor to repair the valve stem. Cost me $35 for the repair and I was ready to go in just over an hour. I was happy. I'm sorry about the original poster's Dad. I can imagine that his response from Coach Net was very upsetting to him. I know I would be upset, at least!! Ed Headington
eheading 06/28/14 07:09am Class A Motorhomes
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