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RE: Spare tire class A motorhome

There is a huge difference from 19.5" to 22.5". In addition to the weight is the fact of getting lug nuts loose on 22.5" that take 450-500# torque to loosen and tighten compared to the 125-150# on the 19.5".
bsinmich 04/17/14 12:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First time buyers considering a 1997 Four Winds class A

Newer rigs from 2000 or so are almost exclusively Ford V10's as GM got out of the RV business. You haven't kept up on the business. Workhorse was a huge supplier of MH chassis using the 8.1L GM and the Allison Transmission. They made many MH chassis until GM dropped production of the 8.1 motor. They are still making chassis for UPS trucks and many other trucks. I have had 460 Fords, 454 Chevy's and now the 8.1/Allison combo. This is the best we have had and have been doing this since 1969.
bsinmich 04/17/14 12:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yellowstone weather

Weather is always unpredictable in Yellowstone. We were there on Father's Day (June) 10 years ago and could not see Old Faithful due to a blizzard that blocked all viewing. We also found the Beartooth Pass closed at the same time.
bsinmich 04/16/14 08:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Spare tire class A motorhome

There is no way my wife could handle a spare tire. We carry an unmounted spare in a compartment but we could not get the 22.5" wheels loose anyhow. The mounted spare weighs around 150# and takes 450# of torque to take on and off.
bsinmich 04/16/14 08:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Indiana and Michigan

Any route going north along Lake Michigan heading toward the Upper Penninsula. Stay away from Detroit and eastern part of the state !!! Why?? Dearborn, MI has Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum and Ford plant tours. Detroit has many great thing to see. Like any other city that has suffered budget problems there are bad parts but there are many good things there. Frankenmuth is a little North of Detroit and a great German community to visit. Bronner's Christmas store is the largest one in the world. On the West side there is Holland, where Dutch is still spoken by many. Grand Haven has Coast Guard Festival in the summer. Muskegon has Silver Sides ship for tours. The entire Lake Mi. shore is sand dunes all the way to Seeping Bear Dunes. There is a lot to see &do in Mich. Mackinac Island is worth the trip with no cars there and only reachable by ferry in the summer. In winter you can use a snow machine to get there. Sault Ste. Marie has the locks that carry all traffic from Lake Superior to Lake Huron. Tahquamenon Falls allow you to walk out on the falls at the lower falls. Pictured Rocks on Lake Superior is a great bot ride to the rocks. There is a lot here.
bsinmich 04/12/14 01:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A few brave souls on the road today...

There are quite a few RVers who use the RV while going snowmobiling. Pretty hard to do that when the snow is gone.
bsinmich 04/11/14 07:16am RV Lifestyle
RE: Exhaust sputter

It won't get hot enough until it is driven. Get out on the road for a 30 mile trip and I bet it will have disappeared. For Arch Hoagland, we only have a possibility of a little wet snow on Mon. and then all Tulips after that.
bsinmich 04/11/14 06:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: lots of work but looking good........

Very cool! I've never seen one with a stepped up roof and window. Have a good time at the lake! That roof line was how you could spot an old Allegro. I never heard if they had a leak problem so they must have that figured that out before selling them.
bsinmich 04/11/14 06:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing Buick Enclave

Our daughter has an Enclave and will not let hubby tow it. They have a Wanderloge and could tow the weight. She says not till 300,000 miles.
bsinmich 04/11/14 06:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: toll roads

I like to help the folks who use the toll roads. My GPS is also programmed to not only avoid toll roads, but unpaved roads and Interstates....I'm just not in that big a hurry to get somewhere....over the past five years traveling 42 States, we've paid exactly $19.80 in tolls. Once in California and once crossing the Mackinac Bridge......Dennis It is a little more difficult to avoid the Mackinac Bridge if you don't have an amphibious vehicle. At least they finally got the rates straight so it is not cheaper to disconnect the toad and drive separately. We have the I-Pass because it is almost impossible to take I-80 past Chicago without going 100 miles out of the way. With the car it is reasonable (almost). We are planning this summer and avoiding OK because of all their toll roads. Don't try E407 in Ontario, around Toronto. You may have to refinance the MH when that bill comes in the mail.
bsinmich 04/11/14 06:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: medicare when on the road

Sorry, Double post.
bsinmich 04/09/14 06:44pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: medicare when on the road

If you have a Medicare Advantage plan you can have many restrictions on being in "network" or not with coverage varying from one plan to the other. A Medicare Supplement will cover in the US. For foreign coverage you have to go pan C-F. They will have a limit on out of country coverage but will cover you. Plan F will have the best coverage and the highest premiums. Many companies price theirs by your home area. We live on the W. side of Mich. and the same plans I sell here are almost double in Metro Detroit. This is true in most companies. All plans with the same letter are identical but the premiums can vary widely.
bsinmich 04/09/14 06:42pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: New Guy To The Forum

I am not stopping by for a drink until you learn black from grey and fresh water. That is one of the basics. You will learn quick here. We all started that way ourselves. (Not by drinking the black water.)
bsinmich 04/09/14 06:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Which older model gas rig would you consider?

bsinmich, ours is also the 3778, but 2004! We've had 5 rv's in the last 19 yrs. Three Fleetwoods, one horrible Coachman, and we finally stepped up and bought the MountainAire! Best Motorhome we've ever had!!! So quiet on the road and parked. We're only selling it due to my husband's health :-(. You only get what you pay for! It took us four to realize that! This is also our 4th. MH. We have TTs, Hi-Lo, popups and everything else since 1969. I use my walker to hookup but still enjoy everything about RVing. We are planning on a mo. in Colorado this summer pus some time in Northern Ontario.
bsinmich 04/09/14 06:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jeep or CRV - the search for a toad continues

Being born and raised in Detroit I don't ride in foreign cars. Try the Chev. Equinox. It the newer version of my Saturn Vue and is easily towable.
bsinmich 04/09/14 07:37am Dinghy Towing
RE: Which older model gas rig would you consider?

I am with the ones with the Newmar. If you want better quality you need to raise your price point or go older. Mine is an '03 3778 Mountain Aire and it is NOT for sale but would not fit your price point for age. My walls, roof & floors have insulation R values of R12-R16; my AC on the roof is ducted and so quiet you don't have to turn up the TV volume; dual pane glass adds to the quiet and insulating values.
bsinmich 04/08/14 07:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wintering in a Class A Motorhome

Not all MHs are created equal. Check the insulation R factor for accurate results. Entry level is not built the same as higher quality ones.
bsinmich 04/05/14 06:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford Focus and Fiesta as Toad and in general - feedback

Won't you need some kind of hookup or cable for the brake system?
bsinmich 04/02/14 05:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: handling improvements for a W24 chassis

First would be to weigh all 4 corners of the coach as loaded for travel. Then adjust the air pressure to the proper amount for the highest weight on each axle. That would be the first step and cheapest before throwing a lot of money into it. My '03 runs with 90 psi in front. It is a 3778 model so close to yours.
bsinmich 04/02/14 05:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Comparable coaches to monaco Camelot

There is a bankruptcy in their history. Someone will know the exact timing but there is probably no help from the original factory. They are now owned by the same company Fleetwood.
bsinmich 04/02/14 05:21pm Class A Motorhomes
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