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RE: Michelin kaboom! Michelin tire update!

Sometimes bad stuff happens. Did you contact Michelin. They may be interested.
Dakzuki 09/28/19 11:41am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone here upgraded their headlights?

Noise, radio interference, flickering, poor light distribution, and blinding other drivers can all be associated with sticking LED bulbs into a housing designed for halogen lights. Don’t cheap out and you can alleviate some of these issues. Add on light bars are designed for off road use and are, most likely, not legal to use on the road (although that doesn’t stop a lot of people). ....and legality. Most aftermarket LED setups are not DOT approved.
Dakzuki 09/28/19 11:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Ford Chassis

That should mean we'll see them on the 2021 RVs. The chassis are always the previous year from the coach. Always the possibility that Ford built up the V10 inventory to carry them through the retooling so maybe it will be a mid-year 2021 change. What I wonder is how long Ford will keep producing the old E-450 chassis before beefing up the new van system to replace it. Not always. I have a 2011 on a 2011. I know of some on a two year old chassis too.
Dakzuki 09/28/19 11:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: If you had a do-over, which would you get?

I've had an MB based class C (Itasca Navion) since 2011. It was ordered new. If it was destroyed today I'd likely go out and order a 2020 View/Navion. I find maintenance easy on the Benz, mostly because the engine is so accessible. The oil filter is up front at the top. If one invests in an oil suction pump, one doesn't even have to get under the vehicle to change the oil/filter. I also like the driving position a lot.....especially with no engine in the cab with me.
Dakzuki 05/23/19 12:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2019 Mercedes Sprinter

I believe Winnebago is delivering them now.
Dakzuki 05/06/19 07:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sumo Springs

It will be stiffer. How stiff depends on the rate of springs installed. I have them on the rear of my Sprinter based RV and it's stiffer, After lifting the front that much I would be inclined to get the wheel alignment checked. The E series has a lot of geometry change with vertical wheel movement due to the swing axle suspension and you just moved the static position 1 1/2 inches.
Dakzuki 04/24/19 12:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Valve stems

Dakzuki 04/22/19 09:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing travel trailer with a Sprinter C?

Hitch rating =/= Tow rating. GCWR of the Sprinter cutaway chassis is 15,250. IMO thats awfully optimistic for 170 HP to start with. Your motorhome probably already weighs 11,000 pounds, so you'll be down to ~4,000 remaining towing capacity. Weighing the motorhome is a must. It's pretty easy to max out the rear axle on Sprinters (well, most Class C's really) even without carrying any hitch weight. ...AND the tongue weight of the trailer comes out of the OCCC.
Dakzuki 04/06/19 01:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of downsizing from DP to View

Winnebagos with compressor refrigerators are equipped with 200 watts of of solar panels....which are tits on a boar when camped under trees.That is why I dropped my pursuit for solar. We seek shade all the time, and it does'nt take much shade to render solar useless. There is an alternative which can help. I have a ground deploy setup on 40' of cord. If the RV is in the shade (which it usually is at some point) I can deploy solar into the sun (so far).
Dakzuki 03/04/19 06:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of downsizing from DP to View

Winnebagos with compressor refrigerators are equipped with 200 watts of of solar panels. ...which are teats on a boar when camped under trees.
Dakzuki 03/04/19 12:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of downsizing from DP to View

Looking for advice, considering downsizing from our HR Ambassador 40dst to a View style class C. There seems to be a broad price range even on the same chassis. Any feedback on MFGs to stay away from and or what you like about your units is greatly appreciated. Shop carefully as to features and construction techniques. Do you like rubber roofs? I don’t. Life’s the seats and access panels in the coach section looks for how things are built. Loose piece of plywood under the dinette seat as a cover? What does the wiring look like when you look under access panels? Does the roof sealant look like somebody blew their nose on it? There are a few variations in fridges these days. Winnebago has been using compressor fridges. Compressor fridges draw more power off the 12V system which is a consideration when dry camping.
Dakzuki 03/03/19 12:22am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of downsizing from DP to View

Bobfinch, You didn't mention how many people & pets your new rig is supposed to accommodate, nor long long your trips would average and your travel style (national parks or RV parks). That would help us provide a smarter response. One WARNING about the new 2019 Sprinter. It has a major price increase compared to 2018. Mercedes added piles of technology and a decent amount of extra weight-handling capability (GVWR is 12,125 pounds now) but it comes at roughly a $22,000 price increase. So be prepared for "Sticker Shock". From what I understand, Winnebago is not going to be using the 12k gross weight (4500) cutaway chassis and will be sticking with the 3500. The new Sprinter does have some nice cab improvements.
Dakzuki 03/03/19 12:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying Class C Is Chevy 6.0 good for towing?

Before you consider the engine capability you need to consider what the RV is rated to tow and whether you will be within the gross weight rating and combined weight rating. Remember that the tongue weight will count against your gross weight and OCCC.
Dakzuki 02/15/19 12:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Roof vent lid gone... how did this happen?

They age from UV exposure and become brittle. My brother had one blow off. Vent covers (like Maxxair) can mitigate this and provide other benefits (vent useable in rain and snow, etc.).
Dakzuki 02/14/19 05:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winnebago Navion/View vs. Leisure Travel Van

If stealth camping is part of the plan be sure to evaluate the RV with all slides stowed. When we were shopping, being able to use the RV with slide(s) in was a hard requirement. If we are doing one night transit stops we often don’t deploy the slide.
Dakzuki 02/13/19 11:48pm Class C Motorhomes
2019 Sprinter

Somebody did a quick video tour of the 2019 Sprinter. Some nice features incorporated. LINK
Dakzuki 01/24/19 05:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Diesel heaters ?? Any good ??

Humm, I think I'll check it out. My small TT doesn't need a forced air furnace and then darned thing just kills my batteries. I've been looking for something safe that doesn't use much, if any, power. I wonder how safe they are ? I'd be worried about an oil leak. I suppose the entire unit could live outside with only the heat output ducted in? Are they variable output? That's my main complaint about the Suburban it's either max power or nothing. Gets uncomfortable on days that are not super cold. A diesel leak is a lot less to worry about than propane.
Dakzuki 01/24/19 12:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Coach Battery

If you have room in the battery compartment you'll do best with two GC2 6volt batteries in series. They will be true deep cycle and give you quite a bit of capacity.
Dakzuki 01/08/19 10:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: # and Type of house batteries

GC2s are true deep cycle batteries. Virtually all flooded group 24s are not. If you can fit the GC2s in (height is the major factor) it's well worth the effort. They cost about the same as group 24 but you will end up with about 220 AH vs about 170 with group 24.
Dakzuki 11/15/18 06:51pm Class C Motorhomes
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