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RE: Climbing over the Rockies

X? on keeping the radiator clean. Friends of ours had temp. problems on a Rocky Mt. caravan because of dirty radiator.
the silverback 08/18/14 09:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are fivers roomier than a motorhome

On a DP you lose the storage under the bed and the back trunks. Not so on a 5th wheel.
the silverback 08/16/14 06:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are fivers roomier than a motorhome

foot for foot, yes. no wasted space for a engine. Also the slides can be deeper. Don't have to get from the drivers seat to the back of the 5th wheel with the slides in.
the silverback 08/15/14 11:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tank odors

Check on the roof to make sure the vent has not been blocked by insects.
the silverback 08/15/14 11:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: First time driving a DP

I have also drove several DP's. I was also not impressed with the ride. At highway speeds they were not any quieter than my 2 gas MH's. The acceleration and hill climbing was no better and in some cases worst.
the silverback 08/12/14 12:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is anyone still using a car dolly?

I now tow 4 down. I used a master tow dolly for many years. It is not near as bad as some people a saying. If a different car needed it I would go back to a dolly. Towing 4 down is not worth buying a new car, but if you need a new car consider getting that can be towed 4 down.
the silverback 08/10/14 03:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Interior renovation companies in Indiana or Michigan

I would recommend Master Tech and Duncan RV in Elkhart.
the silverback 08/05/14 03:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sleep Number Bed?

We rally like ours.
the silverback 08/05/14 03:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Washer dryer

Love ours. would not be without tit.
the silverback 08/05/14 03:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are large gas motor Rv's underpower?

Downshift a gas MH on a down grade. That is my idea of compression braking. My Workhorse has a setting that it will do the when the brakes are used.
the silverback 08/04/14 10:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: toad is dead

X2 on the Ford Edge. Just run 5 minutes and go. towed mine over 25,000 miles. on problems.
the silverback 08/01/14 07:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tire replacement

have you checked the price of Michelin tires thru FMCA? I also have a Winnebago Adventurer and paid a little over $2400 for a set last November.
the silverback 08/01/14 07:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are large gas motor Rv's underpower?

Getting back to the post, there has been a "rule of thumb" posted on this form several times that if your coach weights less than 100 pounds per horsepower you will be OK. I prefer 90 pounds per HP. My present gas MH and toad are at 83 pounds per HP. 28000 pounds/ 340 HP.
the silverback 07/24/14 03:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are large gas motor Rv's underpower?

Sorry folks, I did not say torque was not a major component to engine performance. As was shown by the equation, horsepower = torque X rpm /5252. The more torque you have the more HP you have. Also the higher rpm equals more HP. A engine running at 2000 RPM and 300 foot pounds of torque has the same HP as a engine running at 1000 RPM and 600 foot pounds of torque. But it power vs. load that determines how fast things get done. In the case of a MH it is HP vs. weight. Again I designed engines for 35 years so I do have some experience in this field. I am sorry for what a sales person may have told some of you about torque. In the real world do you hear people at NASCAR or a drag strip talk about HP or torque. Why can a KIA Soul accelerate faster than a loaded Semi, which has 8 or 10 times the torque? If you have more interest there are several sites you can "goggle". one of them is" Horsepower design equation formula calculator". Please note that the inputs on all these sites is HP and weight and they talk about all different weight vehicles, not just cars.
the silverback 07/22/14 08:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are large gas motor Rv's underpower?

I designed engines for 35 years. It is about horsepower and weight of the Motorhome. NOT TORQUE!! Except the more torque means more horsepower. So if a gas MH has a good horsepower to weight ratio it will do just fine.
the silverback 07/22/14 12:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best state to register a Class A RV in?

Hawaii.
the silverback 07/21/14 08:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: gas price down

Update, Gas is now done to$3.37 here in SW Michigan
the silverback 07/15/14 02:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mountain driving and towing with a gas class A

You will not have any problem. I have done 10 and 14 % grades towing, with no problem.
the silverback 07/15/14 02:43pm Class A Motorhomes
gas price down

HAPPINESS!! What is going on? It is summer and gas prices are going down here in SW Michigan. Filled up for $3.49 today.
the silverback 07/10/14 05:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: need a back up monitor

I found one on EBay Thanks for the posts.
the silverback 07/01/14 05:40pm Class A Motorhomes
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