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RE: Tiffin Sealant Question

If we knew NuFlex was currently there we all could have given a better answer. :W So Dicor isn't a bad sealant, just not compatible with NuFlex. Thanks for the info.
Bruce Brown 01/29/23 06:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: wintering in south BC

I looked at the brochure for your MH and could not find any insulation R-values. Maybe make a call to Winnie and ask them? Depending on what you have it may just be a case of needing more BTUs to keep it warm enough.
Bruce Brown 01/29/23 09:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiffin Sealant Question

No a RV roof inspector did. Since over 100 people read this and no positive responses i have taken the time to research. If i would have used dicor it would have been a waste of time and money. Why is Dicor a waste of time and money? It's probably the widest accepted and used rv caulk on the market. I'd like to know why as well. Obviously the OP has learned something we do not know. Seriously, please let us know what you found out!
Bruce Brown 01/29/23 09:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Defroster workaround

My guess would be the blend door is somehow stuck and sending the airflow in a different direction. Typically defrost also uses AC to remove condensation so that could also explain why your AC is sporadic - the two are related. The blend door may be vacuum actuated (most likely) or cable (not likely). If it were mine I'd take a look at the dash controls first to see if something has become disconnected or, given it's age, deteriorated and possibly leaking.
Bruce Brown 01/29/23 09:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiffin Sealant Question

Did Nuflex put out the video? Just wondering as Dicor has always been good.
Bruce Brown 01/27/23 07:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Covers. Pros and cons?

Before we built our garage we used one. If you're going to use one the biggest thing I can suggest is to buy a quality cover that is the right size and make sure it stays TIGHT. We did that and never had an issue in the few years we stored ours outside. My S-I-L bought a lower priced cover that just bungeed down, it didn't make it 1/2 way through the first winter. She now keeps hers in a garage too.
Bruce Brown 01/24/23 08:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fuel tank leaks when we fill it

Sounds like possibly a vent line clamp might not be tight. Take a look at the filler neck and make sure everything is tight. If possible do the same thing at the tank too. The "stop filling at the first click" suggestion is good too. BTW, gas or diesel?
Bruce Brown 01/23/23 12:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slides out or autolevelers down first?

On our rig, while aired up slides out first then level. On leaving air up bags, slides in then jacks up. That must be something new for Newmar, they were always level first then slides. I'm thinking maybe the full wall slide has changed things from the old days.
Bruce Brown 01/18/23 12:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What Chassis do I have

Getting back to the original topic, I was curious as to the manufacturer for the frame of my Gulfstream Class A. It turned out to be a John Deere chassis. I had no idea that John Deere made a chassis, but the do for trucks and RVs. They did years ago. If I remember correctly, and I very well could be wrong, it was basically a rebadged Ford chassis.
Bruce Brown 01/18/23 12:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Foggy windows help please

:B Want to come over and give me a hand?
Bruce Brown 01/15/23 01:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slides out or autolevelers down first?

Manufacturers have different rules. You need to look at what yours says for your year. You can’t make a blanket statement. Mine says “ this “ isn’t an answer. My Marquis is slides ( ride height) then level .. but that may not apply to yours. ^^^ This. Years ago we were having this discussion with friends of ours who owned a Monaco at the time. The owners manuals came out and theirs clearly said slides out THEN level. Our manual clearly says level FIRST. To me it makes more sense to level first but I'm not the engineer who designed it. I'll listen to the guys who did.
Bruce Brown 01/15/23 01:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Foggy windows help please

I started the first window today, I'd gladly pay someone $130 to to do them!
Bruce Brown 01/12/23 08:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Canadians buying fuel

^^^ This. Or... I know it's a pain but take the card inside and have the clerk run it. I know, that defeats the purpose of pay at the pump but it would probably work.
Bruce Brown 01/11/23 06:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Foggy windows help please

Thank you everyone.we found sonmone to cone to the house fir $130 per window. That's reasonable! For that $$$ I'd have them do it too. In our case, I ordered the stuff yesterday and I'm going to give it a shot. Worst case I screw it up so bad we'll have to buy a new window. :B Best case I get them done without too many headaches.
Bruce Brown 01/10/23 08:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Michelin vs Toyo tires

I've never had a problem with Michelins on a car or pick up, and this latest issue with the RV 22.5" tires seems to be relatively new. But there is no doubt, they are doing something, or putting something into the tire that is causing serious problems. I'm convinced some of the new RV manufacturers still put Michelins on their RVs because of their reputation....which is now heading south rapidly. Michelin's issues aren't all recent. Back when we had our '03 we had a tire blow, while it was parked in our garage. The MH was only a few months old and I am diligent on air pressures. The sidewall blew and the steel cords had some rust on them. As usual, Michelin refused to accept any blame. No problem, I want the tire back. Why they asked. When I said I wanted to get all the codes off the tire so I could file a complaint with NTHSA they changed their tune and decided maybe they could help us. I watched that tire and Michelin ended up changing the specs on it 3 times in one year. I will freely admit I am not a Michelin fan. Between all of the cars, trucks, and motorhomes we've bought we've had a lot of Michelin tires. I can honestly say in my lifetime we've had one set that I was happy with - coincidentally it was the set that came on our current MH, and they were great. My last (3) Super Dutys all came with Michelin's, a 60,000 mile rated tire. The best set made it 33,000 miles before it would not longer pass NYS inspection, the worst set made it a whole 28,000 miles. For my money, Michelin is never even on the list of tires I'd consider. I've just been stung too many times. Interesting. I've been running Michelins on all my SUVs for over 20 years, during which time I've also tried Goodyear, Bridgestones, and Cooper. The Michelins always road the best, especially after about 15,000 to 20,000 miles. The others would begin to ride hard, whereas the Michelin's ride did not degrade. (averaged about 40k miles per year). That said, I NEVER got the mileage ratings out of the Michelins. I was always about 20% short, and that was with mostly highway driving. The last 3 sets Michelin has given me a 10-15% discount (pro-rated) due to not reaching the mileage rating. On the RV I tried the Toyo M-154 and have been very pleased. I've noticed no difference in the ride or handling compared to the Michelins, but saved about $125 per tire. Al For sure many people are happy with them - I just happen to not be one of them. :B The pro-rating thing reminds me of my Uncle. He says the same thing, "sure they don't last, but they give me a discount". When pricing tires it sure looks to me like that 15-20% is already built into the price up front. :W I do believe location plays a part into tire life/service/satisfaction too. We tend to have more asphalt vs concrete roads in our area. We also have heavy salt/sand usage in the winter months. As always, if you're happy with something by all means, stick with it. If you're not move on. For me, with tires, I've moved on from Michelin.
Bruce Brown 01/10/23 08:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: leveling blocks

We use blocks a lot. If there is any chance of the jack sinking even a little I put the blocks down. 23 years ago I made some 15" x 15" blocks out of 3/4" plywood. I doubled some to be 1.5" thick, others I tripled to be 2.25" thick. None are just 3/4", they're all laminated to some degree. Yes, I have to manually place them but I drilled a hole in each corner so I could easily drag them out with the awning rod when leaving. That was 23 years ago and we're still using the same blocks today. For my money that's hard to beat. Funny side note story too; 2 years ago we went to Watkins Glen for the NASCAR Race. It had rained a bunch before we got there and the ground was extremely soft so out come the blocks. When we got ready to leave one block had sunk in so deep I unknowingly missed it. This past year we pulled into our spot and there it was, sunk about flush so even the lawn mowers missed it. With not much effort I was able to recover the block and it's back in inventory. Yeah, plywood holds up fairly well.
Bruce Brown 01/09/23 11:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Michelin vs Toyo tires

I've never had a problem with Michelins on a car or pick up, and this latest issue with the RV 22.5" tires seems to be relatively new. But there is no doubt, they are doing something, or putting something into the tire that is causing serious problems. I'm convinced some of the new RV manufacturers still put Michelins on their RVs because of their reputation....which is now heading south rapidly. Michelin's issues aren't all recent. Back when we had our '03 we had a tire blow, while it was parked in our garage. The MH was only a few months old and I am diligent on air pressures. The sidewall blew and the steel cords had some rust on them. As usual, Michelin refused to accept any blame. No problem, I want the tire back. Why they asked. When I said I wanted to get all the codes off the tire so I could file a complaint with NTHSA they changed their tune and decided maybe they could help us. I watched that tire and Michelin ended up changing the specs on it 3 times in one year. I will freely admit I am not a Michelin fan. Between all of the cars, trucks, and motorhomes we've bought we've had a lot of Michelin tires. I can honestly say in my lifetime we've had one set that I was happy with - coincidentally it was the set that came on our current MH, and they were great. My last (3) Super Dutys all came with Michelin's, a 60,000 mile rated tire. The best set made it 33,000 miles before it would not longer pass NYS inspection, the worst set made it a whole 28,000 miles. For my money, Michelin is never even on the list of tires I'd consider. I've just been stung too many times.
Bruce Brown 01/07/23 01:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Foggy windows help please

If your are a do it yourselfer, there is a kit available online that works very well. Kit includes everything you need to do a window for 120.00. Also has a video with good clear instructions. If you have more then one window, addition supplies can be ordered for around 60.00 per window. I looked at this route. I also found where you can buy it in larger quantities for a lot less $$$. (One place was $7.80/ft, the other is closer to $1.00/foot for what appears to be the same stuff) I'm about ready to get the stuff coming and tackle the job myself. Here is a great video on repairing them, in the video are part numbers for the stuff needed. Foggy Window Repair We had considered Sun Coast last time we were in Florida, we simply ran out of time. We had a quote from them that was reasonable IMO. If we had another week down there we most likely would have gone that route. As it is now the MH is in the garage and there is no snow on the ground to snowmobile, I might as well fix some windows!
Bruce Brown 01/05/23 06:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: HwH is getting Ridiculous

This one has deteriorated enough.
Bruce Brown 12/25/22 10:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can't find a new air cleaner

Larry, Try a Donaldson P537449, seems to be some in-stoke on line.
Bruce Brown 11/17/22 05:05pm Class A Motorhomes
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