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RE: Michelin vs Toyo tires

Any RVer looking for 22.5" tires needs to check the various forums on the internet. You'll find lots of information on Michelins.
Blaster Man 09/29/22 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CARB smog testing motorhomes Every 4months by 2024

Another reason not to go to the left coast.
Blaster Man 09/19/22 06:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ALWAYS something!

You must remember, all RVs are in one of the following three conditions....in any order: 1. It's broken. 2. You just fixed it. 3. It's getting ready to break.
Blaster Man 08/23/22 09:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Auxiliary brake system

I have a Blue Ox Patriot, works fine.
Blaster Man 08/19/22 05:53pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Opinion on Forest River Berkshire Quality

Last time I checked the covid hit in 2020 - I do not consider Berkshire in the same league as the other choices Agree, Berkshire is an 'entry' level coach.
Blaster Man 08/09/22 05:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where is the ice maker water shut off valve?

My shut off is in the water line between the water source and the refer....and is behind a panel under the kitchen sink.
Blaster Man 08/01/22 11:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black tank not draining!

Plenty of water is all you need. If your toilet is operating properly, nothing else is needed except maybe a little calgon bath oil beads to help things slide out better. No additive needed at home, same in the RV.
Blaster Man 05/10/22 03:32pm Class A Motorhomes

My Toyo M144s have been fine.
Blaster Man 05/02/22 08:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best 22.5 tire for 22,000 lb motor home?

...I'm glad to be done with the Michelin sidewall failure issues, which mine previous tires had... Same here...lots of good tires out there, but I"m done with Michelin. I got Continentals for the front and Toyos for the rear....the dealer didn't have Toyos that fit the front.
Blaster Man 03/05/22 05:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any Allison transmission general info ?

Get the fluid tested annually....JG Lubrication. I've been using them for 11 years, get a detailed report back within a week: http://www.jglubricantservices.com/
Blaster Man 02/21/22 01:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First front tire blow out....

I have never drove a MH, let alone blown a tire in 1. Do they have enough power on tap at cruising speed to instantly create a forward force? Oh sure. I can stomp on the go pedal on my gasser and instantly go from 60mph to 60.1 mph! LOL Did you ever watch the video? Not sure if anyone posted it on this topic yet. I'll go look for it and try to link it to here. ON EDIT: Here it is, it was sponsored by Michelin: How to Handle a Tire Blowout in your RV. I know what you're saying, but according to the video, it DOES make a difference. I think stepping on the gas is a plus on two counts. IF one steps on the brake, they're cutting back on the forward force, thereby the sideways force of the blowout begins to dominate the direction of the motorhome. Hence it "jumps over", as it's typically described. I think that's the MAIN reason not to step on the brake. Stepping on the gas WILL increase that forward force somewhat, but I think it's mostly there to help compensate for the increased rolling resistance which is tending to slow the rig down as well. And if one is on the gas, they're NOT on the brake. I've never had a blow-out and hope I never do. If I do AND I remember to stomp on the gas, I'll let you know how it worked! ;) ~Rick Sent you a PM.
Blaster Man 01/04/22 07:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: First front tire blow out....

We had a right front blowout several years ago in our previous coach, a 41' DP, on a very busy interstate south of Chicago.  We were cruising at 60, with the cruise control on, well within the tire's weight limit, it was properly inflated and had not aged out.  We had just crossed a small bridge, and the emergency services driver thought we had run over something that caused the catastrophic failure.  When the tire failed there was a loud boom and the steering wheel started vibrating rapidly back and forth with a slight pull to the right.  I immediately tapped off the cruise control, did not brake, and, as we slowed, gradually moved to the shoulder.  The biggest problem we had was that the shoulder was very narrow, with a 45 degree angle drop off.  My Velvac mirrors had three lenses, the bottom was oriented on each respective front wheel, so I could see exactly how far I needed to get off the hard stand before I started down the embankment.  Even getting as far as I could into the grass left us dangerously close the highway.  Every 18 wheeler that went by, shook the entire coach.  The emergency services driver managed to get the remnants of the old tire off, and the new tire on, without removing the rim. As I look back on this experience, several people have mentioned the Michelin video, where they preach immediately adding full throttle/thrust.  The last thing I wanted (or needed) was more speed or thrust, it would have caused more damage and exacerbated the problem.  At no time was I in danger of loosing control of the coach or was the vibration or pull to the right severe.  Attempting to accelerate or increase thrust never entered my mind.  The only thoughts going through my mind were drive/control the bus, slow down and get off the road.....as I inched my way off the interstate.  And that's what I did. Here are some extra comments regarding the Michelin video.  It sounds good and looks good, however, all the scenarios are scripted with safety the primary consideration.  It's like a lot of "school solutions," every aspect of the demonstration is planned.  However, based on my experience, regardless of the physics, when doing it for real, I doubt it's merit, it just doesn't make sense.
Blaster Man 12/31/21 01:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Radiator Capacity

The problem with motor homes and coolant is there are three companies involved....engine maker, chassis maker, and coach maker. When I tried to find the capacity of my cooling system, I called all three (keep in mind it's the chassis maker that puts in the coolant). Answers varied from 24 quarts to 32 gallons. Actual capacity was between 15 and 16 gallons. Coolant/water ratio is still 50/50.
Blaster Man 12/05/21 02:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anatomy of an RV Water Leak

Very good, thanks for posting. One thing I learned about leaks and RVs, where the drip is, is not necessarily below where the water is actually leaking. I had a leak near the windshield....the actual leak was a running light on the top of the coach, to the rear of the windshield.
Blaster Man 11/28/21 07:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hydraulic stabilizers down during storage

I store my coach with jacks down, that's what the owner's manual says and that's why they are there.
Blaster Man 11/21/21 11:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Real world MPG Ford V10, what gear and cruising speed ?

...I have 3.73 gears, mostly flat East Coast. Mostly at 70 with flow of traffic... If you are running ST tires, check the speed rating, many are 65.
Blaster Man 11/08/21 07:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires - To Sipe or Not to Sipe Toyo M154s

No siping. Run the tire the way it was designed. Agree, not necessary.
Blaster Man 11/01/21 08:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 600 hp

Does anyone have any problems with their 600 Cummins Depends on the year. The newer 602s appear to be okay, some of the earlier models (mostly 650s) had serious issues as noted above.
Blaster Man 10/27/21 04:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any 80mph PLUS - class Aers still on here ?

Check the speed rating on your tires. L is 75 and M is 81.
Blaster Man 10/16/21 08:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need Tires

...I buy any tire other than a Michelin, but that's just me... Same here, over rated and way over priced. Check cracking issues.
Blaster Man 10/16/21 08:23am Class A Motorhomes
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