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RE: EXHAUST HEAVY BLACK SMOKE

Just because it smokes don't mean it's broke :B http://i.imgur.com/rdgbziwl.jpg
mike brez 09/09/14 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thor ACE ahead of the competition

..And FWIW DSDP, I find spending $400K on a motorhome to be just as ridiculous. I'd rather invest that money into a nice property (4000 ft2 vs 400ft2) that will not drop in value like a motorhome. Well said, EricGT. I, like Effy, you, and I'm sure many others, do not have a money tree growing in the back yard, and cannot blow my nose on $1000 dollar bills. The idea of sinking six figures into a depreciating asset that is basically a 'toy'.....Welllll, it will not happen for me in this lifetime, period. Maybe I'm cheap or old fashioned, but IMO thats just not wise use of $$. I'll give up camping/RVing before I put that much $$ into something that just loses value. If I have that much $$ to work with, I'm putting it into a property or something that will not drop in value every day I know of some that have lost six figures in property or something(stocks). One of the big reasons for me why I personally would never ever buy new.
mike brez 09/09/14 08:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thor ACE ahead of the competition

I don't see innovations being an out side kitchen, full wall slides, or 1000 watt inverters. These features and more have been around for many years. What is the CCC on this setup? Not bashing just saying don't let the bling distract you from the basics. X2 My 1998 came standard with a 2500 watt inverter.
mike brez 09/08/14 04:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Now why cant Winnebago make a motorhome like this - in a 25'

Got better things to do.
mike brez 09/08/14 07:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Now why cant Winnebago make a motorhome like this - in a 25'

here Obviously the OP has no information skills. Seriously? What an ugly post. Ugly and wrong! Well, I guess if the OP is real stuck on a 25 TRUE LENGTH, I'm no help at all. On the other hand, I don't have much trouble with small parks and my rig is 35'. The size of your rig wasn't the issue. Your insulting comment was when you were not correct. Funny how I don't see your smart A$$ comments over on the WOG site
mike brez 09/08/14 04:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Now why cant Winnebago make a motorhome like this - in a 25'

How about 26' 26 foot Winnebago The Fleetwood Storm has a better floor plan .... especially with that walk around bed. Hard to imagine that "Storm" is just slightly longer than my 3500 dually! Very impressive camper. Yeah but Fleetwood is out of business now. Only used units available. Seriously :S
mike brez 09/07/14 04:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV vs Truck tires.

A very large number of over the road truckers are running Samson tires with good results. They are sold at TA Truck Stops and other locations. I would not be afraid of them. Bill I know nothing about them but my new to me rv has them on her.
mike brez 09/06/14 06:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: We backed out of the deal

lets beat this horse a little more! I love this pic. http://i.imgur.com/7NIbrf8l.jpg
mike brez 09/06/14 04:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What the heck did I do now

Well we have a rain delay but we can shure use it. Just to add...when I purchased this rv last week or so sometimes it would start first try and sometimes it would take three tries it would run for one or two seconds and shut down. Looking on the net it looked like the ball check was leaking by. Changed the ball check and filter. Fast forward to today. I went outside crawled under and opened the bleed screw and pumped the primer a dozen time with diesel fuel spraying all over. No air came out and was not foamy. She started right up and I let her run on high idle for about 30 min. Let it sit for 30 min or so and fired right up again and let it run for 15 min. I have started it three more times through out the day and it starts first try evert time so far. I'm gonna let it sit over night and try it in the morning. Here is a diagram of my setup. http://i.imgur.com/AOPlUuJl.jpg
mike brez 09/06/14 02:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What the heck did I do now

I would check the primary fuel filter for proper seating and that it's an exact replacement as it sounds like it's letting air into the system. Usually the second filter is after the fuel lift pump so it should be OK if it's not leaking fuel and it is not on the suction side. The new filter is the same exact filter that was on there. Seems to be seating just fine and the old o- ring is still on the old filter vso it's not doubled up. Going out to play with it right now.
mike brez 09/06/14 08:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What the heck did I do now

Mike please confirm: I took "Rus for about 15 seconds then dies" to mean Runs (plural) and dies (also plural) to mean that it will still start but dies in 15 seconds and it's done this several times??? If it only did this on the first start up and now does not start, then you need to get the air out of the system and yes you may have to loosen the injector lines at the injectors. I believe your engine has a cut off valve at the primary fuel filter. Yes each time I start it it runs for 15 sec then dies. I did this four times then got real nervous. I know the injectors don't like air. I have done all the maintaince on my 2002 ford diesel sence new and never had one problem. I even let our local police dept. use my truck for a sting operation when they brang it back to me the fuel guage was below E. I didn't even make it to the gas station a mile away and it sputtered and died. Called my wife and got a couple cans of diesel dumped it in turned the key on for 20 sec or so then did that again. Fired up running real ruff then smoothed out within one min. That was about 20k miles ago.
mike brez 09/06/14 08:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What the heck did I do now

From page 20 of the Operator's Manual Priming the Fuel System — Prime the fuel system as follows: 1. If equipped with a hand pump on the fuel filter or fuel/water separator, work the hand pump until resistance is felt. 2. Crank the engine for 30 seconds at a time, but no longer. Before cranking the engine again, wait at least two minutes. The engine should start within six 30-second attempts. Note that the OP had a Detroit diesel Scott, not a Cummins. It's a series 40 not a 60
mike brez 09/06/14 07:07am Class A Motorhomes
What the heck did I do now

Sence we just got this rv with no records I figured I would change the coolant filter. Next I thought I would change the fuel filter. Now it won't start. Rus for about 15 seconds then dies. I tried about four times and scared to try any more.
mike brez 09/05/14 05:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Basic Class A questions - looking for used 1997-2002

Almost forgot. This thing drives like a dream compared to my old P30. Passing trucks have zero affect. My P would get sucked in and spit out. My P liked to change lanes on its own always needed two hands on the wheel. Ooh and the air brakes no more standing on the brakes with your butt literally off the seat. Did I mention how good the DP drives :B
mike brez 09/04/14 03:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Basic Class A questions - looking for used 1997-2002

Thanks guys for the tips and explanations. They really help. And thanks glamisorbust for that detailed difference explanation. In my older A & C, I definitely had the screaming gas engines, but these were before O/D transmissions. I had hoped it was better now with the O/D, especially with the higher torque 8.1L. At least that was my hope anyway. With your suggestions I've begun looking for diesels, and I am seeing some in my price range, but they are older units. I did find one close enough to me to drive to and I've scheduled to look at it this weekend. It looks well cared for and only about 70k miles, but it is a 1995. Having a machine that complex that is 20 years old is a concern to me. How much of a concern should that be? Thanks again to all. I had a 1994 PaceArrow for about 12 years on a P30 chassis. I replaced every part on the front end anything that henderson supersteer made was on there with a steer safe and a henderson rear trac bar and Koni shocks all around. After all that it drove just ok. Now I just purchased a 16 year old DP I flew to florida and drove if to Connecticut. Our first drive was a hour away to a beach side campground for two days to get used to it and some r&r http://i.imgur.com/9u4e6Ucl.jpg Next we drove 14 hours straight getting 9.8 mpg. Stopped at a campground in Va to shower and a little sleep than a early start to lancaster pa. http://i.imgur.com/bSuJjybl.jpg Nothing fancy here but right in the town of intercourse amish country. After a couple days here 5 hr ride home. All this without a single issue. http://i.imgur.com/mTy1gF4l.jpg
mike brez 09/04/14 03:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: We backed out of the deal

Being a little harsh here on the OP. I mean it sounds very much like the seller was not fully disclosing the fact that the unit had water damage. I know it's not required for MH's but in this case shaking hands or a gentlemen's agreement is moot. I bet he was willing to drive it anywhere to complete a deal and unload it. Good for the OP in doing due diligence. X2 I would have done the same
mike brez 09/04/14 02:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DP vs. Gasser Bang for the Buck

One way to do it is to buy an older very high end DP. Many times these coach's sold new for around 500K but have pretty much reached the bottom of their depreciation...within reason. Downside is they may only have two slides but in most cases they have been extremely well taken care of. Some example would be 2000 to 2004 units like Country Coach, Beaver Marquis/Patriot Thunder, Monaco Executive/Dynasty, and etc. You can find quite a few models in the high 90's to low 100's and, if taken care of, will like hold most of their value for a long time.Seriously listen to what this man is saying - then follow his recommendations. You'll be glad you did. This is exactly what I just did but at 1/2 that price.
mike brez 09/04/14 11:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV vs Truck tires.

Sure hope everyone is right about the Hankooks---just ordered 6 of the AH12 (255/70x22.5). They were $1906.11 delivered to Leakey, Tx. Then another $150 for the Dynabeads. Will cost about $300 more to get them mounted. I think you will be happy with them.
mike brez 09/04/14 06:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Basic Class A questions - looking for used 1997-2002

The last P chassis was made on December 23 1998. Also I have never herd or seen a P chassis with a 8.1 in it.
mike brez 09/04/14 05:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hardwood Floor Installation or ???

I'm probably the minority here but I like carpet in the living room and bedroom. We don't ever wear shoes in the rv so dirt and staining is not a issue. Also love my granite floor in kitchen and bath. My buddy just spent a few grand on hard wood floors and then puts area rugs ontop.:S
mike brez 09/02/14 06:54pm Class A Motorhomes
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