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RE: Mileage on used class A

Fairly young rigs with low miles could be the result of a couple of reasons. Good possibility the first owner didn't know what they were getting into but found out they enjoy every second in the coach but it just doesn't fit their needs and they traded in for something bigger or better. The other side is owner that just could not get make it work and sold the coach back to the dealer. The worst case scenario for the potential second owner is the coach is the Queen of the service center have spend more time in for warranty work there than on the road and the owner gave up. Baring the worst case, 10K on a 2 or 3 year year old is about average for weekend/summer vacation owner which is how I would describe myself. At 13 years of service and 69,000 miles my yearly average is only 5,300 miles. Close to what you're seeing.
Dale.Traveling 03/14/19 12:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2006 coachman encore thoughts

I would hire two inspectors for that one. Someone with a strong chassis/powertrain background and someone good with the house side. Lot of potential problems concerning possible water damage and other concerns. Does moss in the NW grow fast enough to cover a coach roof in 2 years or may be it's been sitting a bit longer.
Dale.Traveling 02/26/19 05:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A rare sighting...

Six or eight tires? Not my taste either but I would pass up a guide tour.
Dale.Traveling 02/22/19 06:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Moving a circuit to the Inverter subpanel

Looking at the diagrams for 110VAC distribution there are no notes regarding the one circuit that is not supported by the inverter. There is a second outlet on the circuit at the bedroom desk. The one GFI circuit that starts at the galley outlet and feeds five additional outlets in potentially wet locations. If as part of the circuit move to the sub panel you now have two circuit feeds on a single breaker a better setup would be to replace one of the full width breakers with a double. Two feeds from a single breaker is best avoided. 2019 Winnebago Sunstar LX 35F 110VAC Distribution PDF
Dale.Traveling 02/21/19 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water ingestion in engine on 2011 Tiffin Phaeton 36QSH

Short term metered water vapor injection can be used for a quick power boost but the engine needs to be properly configured. A modern computer controlled engine the gain might marginal or even result in a loss of engine power without reprogramming. Many fighters and heavy bombers during WW2 used water injection for short term boosts during take off with a heavy load or during dog fights. Un-meter rain water ingestion into a modern day diesel engine? I suspect it is something best avoided. I'm a bit surprised that who ever rebuilt the engine didn't go thru the intake and such searching for a cause of the water such as a clogged drain.
Dale.Traveling 02/17/19 05:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Time for New Floors, Anyone with Pics of New Wood Floors

Rainy Saturday good day to install the new floor. 12" x 24" click lock 4mm vinyl. I'll make the edging from some leftover oak next week to install around the edges. Floors and Decor https://i.imgur.com/byjRdfyl.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/iXShvj5l.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/cuLMJtWl.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/F6CDnttl.jpg
Dale.Traveling 02/16/19 09:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hard baseball sized "bump" outside RV

Delamination due to water intrusion will normally, but not always, show up as a soft bubble. Larger areas you might be able to push on it. Also if you tap of the suspected area and compare the sound to known good it will have a hollow sound due to the separation of the fiberglass from the backing board. Considering the Winnebago Intent has a flat rear panel rather than the more common molded rear cap, such as what the front of your coach has, replacing the entire panel is possible. Expensive for labor costs but certainly possible. Stay on top of this with both the dealer and Winnebago. Fixing delamination isn't difficult. I'm just finishing repairing several square feet in my coach due to a seal failure I didn't catch in time around the stove exhaust fan. Did the repair from the inside. https://i.imgur.com/4CJpk1rl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/n7UFHAAl.jpg
Dale.Traveling 02/15/19 04:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaving TOAD running while pulling

I don't know if it's possible or not but I have seen in multiple owner's and schedule maintenance guides that state high engine idle times will change maintenance intervals for some actions. As such check what Chrysler recommends. Personally I would go with the pump if possible.
Dale.Traveling 02/11/19 06:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: One of the better Scam ads I've seen

Maybe he moved it a bit north to Norfolk - SPA Party Bus
Dale.Traveling 02/06/19 01:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome financing

Be aggressive with the payment schedule and down payment. I'm not sure what you buy that cost as much that losses value as fast as an RV. Go low down and a long payment schedule and your underwater before your first weekend outing which can very painful if you ever wish to sell or a total loss insurance events occurs.
Dale.Traveling 02/05/19 06:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extended warranty for older MH

A bit like getting life insurance for an overweight 70 year old male with high blood pressure, smokes and a family history of diabetes. If you can find it the cost is going to be high and the terms very limiting.
Dale.Traveling 01/30/19 03:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: We last did this in June of 2017 Let's do it again!

Pancake Bay Provincial Park, Ontario Canada. Bogart the All American RV Dog campsite approved. https://i.imgur.com/niExgKvl.jpg
Dale.Traveling 01/27/19 06:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Time for New Floors, Anyone with Pics of New Wood Floors

I'll get back to you in two months but I'm kind of thinking of maybe epoxy coating the chipboard which I did for the platform the water tanks rests on. https://i.imgur.com/uPUjcbGl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xPGs8t8l.jpg The epoxy water tank shelf. Darkened nicely and has a hard water proof finish. Kind of like a Paper Bag floor.
Dale.Traveling 01/21/19 08:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: replace transfer switch with 50amp plug?

I have a friend who's on some hard times and living in an older HR pusher in a park. It sounds like his transfer switch has croaked. For a while he would lose power from the pole and it would only run on generator. Then it stopped getting power from either source. He really does not have $150-200 for a new switch. My suggestion is that he wire it the way my much older coach is wired, The AC cord goes to the breaker panel. The generator goes to a female 30 amp plug. Instead of a transfer switch i plug the RV cord into the plug to operate from the generator. I am a fair electrician but i have not been out ot see just what htis would entail Any thoughts or opinions would be appreciated. thanks I might not being reading the plan right but here's what I would do. What you want is a male plug that is wired to the coach AC breaker panel and them female plugs on the shore power cord and the cable coming from the generator. To switch the owner will need to unplug one and plug in the other. This will completely eliminate the slightest potential of bring the generator on line in parallel with shore power which won't end well for the coach owner. Also you want to avoid any potential of the blades of a male plug being energized when exposed. And I feel your furlough pain. I work for the Coast Guard.
Dale.Traveling 01/21/19 08:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: wv up to new England. Then canada dropping down to minnesta

Temps will stay on the cool side until early May. Considering such a post Memorial Day departure might be best. Green Mountains are a must see. Coast Maine and Acadia National Park also. There's also campground just across the border about on the Bay of Fundy I've had on my list for a few years. Herring Cove Provincial Park. Campobello Island North of the border from Maine you could start by visiting Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. All are about a day drive apart. West and north of Toronto the population per square kilometer thins out pretty quick and your choices of remote back country is pretty much endless. I've most hit the Provincial parks in Ontario with no problems. Haven't looped Superior as yet only Huron.
Dale.Traveling 01/17/19 03:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A tire protection coatings

Soap and water to clean. Covers to protect from sun light. Nothing else is needed.
Dale.Traveling 01/17/19 03:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gasser Handling - Specific Question

Why no rear track or pan head bar?
Dale.Traveling 01/16/19 05:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: SAFETY WARNING FOR TOADS

I really can't tell from the picture, the near side looks like the ford frame rail, but the inside of the far rail looks different. Most of the manufactures extensions look like Dales pictures, square edges at the bends, not roll formed. Most manufactures extensions are really a cobbled-up mess of steel with some ugly welding. My hitch is on extensions and it would be a rare (not saying there are none) Ford chassis that didn't have extensions once a builder gets done with it. All F53 chassis are delivered with same rear overhang of 105.8 inches from rear axle center to the end of the frame. Looking at the pic of the failure it is apparent that the hitch is attached to house builder added extensions. You can see the Ford frame on the right side of the edge near the fuel tank. Also in view is the last frame cross member. Of note is the frame section height is 9.2" at this point. If you follow the rail to where it disappears behind the hitch (Blue Line), when it reappears the lower edge (red line) of the rail is now several inches closer to the floor of the coach. Also you can see how the extension is bend on the far edge of the hitch (yellow line). https://i.imgur.com/jiHQLbBl.jpg
Dale.Traveling 01/12/19 05:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: SAFETY WARNING FOR TOADS

The mounting of the hitch with the plate on top of the frame sure looks better than what is on my brother's. Also the triangles (widgets) welded on the frame are additions that add strength that aren't on my brother's. Question, are you using and extensions at the hitch or a riser to move the hitch up and down? I did when I was towing an Accord to reduce bar angle and to add a bike rack to the setup (didn't want to add a rack to the Accord). When I changed to a CR-V the drop coupler wasn't needed and the CR-V had a hitch receiver for the bike rack. https://i.imgur.com/XbwQI4kl.jpg
Dale.Traveling 01/12/19 04:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: SAFETY WARNING FOR TOADS

For what it's worth the images are 10 minutes old and taken of a 12 year old Thor Hurricane 31D gas chassis coach. The hitch is bolted to extensions welded to the chassis. Lots of miles since 2011 towing a 2005 CRV and a 1998 Accord. Prior to spring of 2011 no idea what the first owner towed. Initial impression of the failure image it really looks like at some point the hitch was overloaded for vertical weight somehow. Owners of gas chassis rigs really have to watch the weight when towing. There's a lot of frame and extensions behind the rear axle. Makes for a rather efficient level using the axle as a pivot point. Extensions also have to be considered. The average rig is only rated for 500 lbs vertical. For horizontal weight it's a difficult target to meet. There are new production rigs with 8K lbs advertised tow limits but when you do the math it is very difficult to make the combined weight other than with a very light loading of the coach. https://i.imgur.com/RZHnvzgl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/8Bw1TXcl.jpg
Dale.Traveling 01/10/19 07:04pm Class A Motorhomes
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