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RE: Opinion: 1991 Fleetwood Southwind 30'

,,, The reason I talked about a gas generator previously on a larger rig was, that someone mentioned that if I'm going to live aboard or spend a lot of time on it, that a gas generator would be needed for ongoing power of all appliances for multiple days. I'm learning as I go. If the majority agree not needed, I'm happy not to spend money on it :) Thanks! The onboard generator should be size to power ALL appliances install when the coach rolled off the assembly line. The assembly line part is important as an owner installed second A/C might be too much for the generator with the original A/C also running. You should have the owner bring the generator on line and run the coach roof A/C and anything else you can easily turn on to try and load the generator as much as possible but staying within its designed limits. As mentioned it would be unusual for a class A not to have a generator plus your description of the coach included "refurbished generator".
Dale.Traveling 06/30/20 08:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Opinion: 1991 Fleetwood Southwind 30'

Pushing 30 years old it doesn't matter who the builder is/was. Everything comes down to prior owner maintenance. What you need to learn is how to detect delamination and water leaks which will destroy even a million dollar RV very quickly. There are You Tube videos regarding what to look for when buying a used RV that will help. No need to buy a second generator as the coach has one built in. Why are you considering one?
Dale.Traveling 06/29/20 09:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2008 Itasca catalytic converter & pipe stolen

Future Ford of Roseville looks promising but call ahead. Same for Ford Folsom Lake Commercial Vehicle Center. Replacement is pretty simple and any commercial truck service center can do the work or even a mobile mechanic. Simplest repair would be to weld in the new cat and any extra pipe. There's pretty much nothing you can do other than living in the coach 24/7 to prevent thieves. Two guys with battery powered saws-all can have the cat out in under a minute. Cage the cat or other so called anti-theft ideas and they just cut around whatever and probably cause more damage.
Dale.Traveling 06/29/20 09:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possible CCC Upgrade

What are you missing? That Ford often makes mistakes, and posts a disclaimer for such, in the consumer literature and listed part numbers in addition to not publishing every technical detail and differences between chassis models so proceed at your own risk. Newmar lists the approximate CCC for a 2019 Baystar 3626 at approximately 3426 lbs. Where did the 1974 number come from? 3426 gives you 489 lbs for each seat belt. Newmar also makes mistakes in thier literature but I would expect the CCC of a Baystar 3626 to be fairly close to 3400 lbs +/- a few percent of the weight.
Dale.Traveling 06/19/20 06:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: TPMS TST 507 vs EEZRV tire system

Having only owned a TST base system I can't provide anything regarding how the two compare. Beyond that my one recommendation would be to ensure the tire sensors have owner replaceable batteries. My original TST sensors were sealed and had to be return to TST for credit against purchase of replacements.
Dale.Traveling 06/18/20 06:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Solar Panels

Hello, I also looking for panel. Find compare here: https://www.bestadvisor.com/flexible-solar-panels. What do u think? Can u advice which better? I not sure what the advantage of a flexible panel might be other than roof mounting to an Airstream towable. My ridged panels have a much long warranty period, same power capacity, fewer mounting points and a lower price per watt. Amazon WindyNation 100 watt panel
Dale.Traveling 06/12/20 07:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Entry door latch broke!

The fix is to replace the entire latch assembly. I haven't had much luck finding parts to repair maybe someone else has. In nine years I'm on my third door latch with the original counted as #1.
Dale.Traveling 06/12/20 07:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Monitor System

Before throwing out what you have if possible check the tire sensor battery volts. Low power may cause inaccurate data and communications drop outs. If your determined to replace the system I've had a TST Model 507 for the past 8 years and it's been pretty reliable. Cold pressures are normally the same as my hand held gauge but I have seen some deviation from time to time. Not more than about 2 psi which is close enough for my use. Any sensor drops have been low battery volts which is a five minute fix.
Dale.Traveling 06/11/20 01:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you leave MH plugged in for power at home?

When I had a home and a drive way, rather than an apartment, the coach was on power from Easter to Thanksgiving. Multi stage converter/charger so never had a problem with the batteries needing water.
Dale.Traveling 06/09/20 02:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire covers

When not on the road mine are covered. Last set of tires were replaced at 9 years and 54,000 miles with no side wall cracks or deformities.
Dale.Traveling 06/08/20 02:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rebuild ideas and thoughts

I would start by reading thru this post - Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?. The owner is about to move into year three of a restoration effort. For now leave the power train alone and focus on the house side of the rig. The drive train is a lot easier to rebuild and has a higher potential for success than the house. If you can't get the house side to work any funds spent on the power train may be difficult to recover unless you find the right person to buy the parts. Watch the weight of everything used to rebuild the house side. You don't have a lot of tire/wheel/axle/suspension capacity and every pound you add via construction "to make things better and stronger" is that much less you have for cargo. Keep in mind you'll never get close to recovering any money spent to repair and update the coach. It will be a labor of love to an object that will never love you back. Keep thinks simple and easy to repair or maintain. Simple doesn't fail as much as exotic or complex. Good luck.
Dale.Traveling 06/03/20 08:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: North thru/around Wasington DC

As a Class A owner and a Virginia resident I would take any route, ANY ROUTE, other than I95 north of Fredericksburg Virginia. Not only do you have the unpredictable DC traffic to contend with but you also have Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia, NYC, and so on to deal with. Plus the propane restrictions for Baltimore Harbor tunnels. Get to I81 north either via I77 north or I64 West. Switch over to I84 east in Pennsylvania. Plus at the moment avoid high density urban areas, even when traveling on interstates, might be best when planning a travel route.
Dale.Traveling 06/03/20 07:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Harbor Freight Jack Stand Recall

Buy jack stands that have a secondary safety pin to lock the height rather than just the ratchet type lock. For Example Wasn't there something of a jack stand recall a couple of weeks back?
Dale.Traveling 06/01/20 01:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What $125,000 gets you in Germany

I'll pass. That may work across the pond but I'll stick to my North American behemoth for the time being.
Dale.Traveling 06/01/20 12:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will Your Next Tow Vehicle be Electric?

As a tow vehicle? Not interested as I don't plan on buying a recreational vehicle that needs to be towed. Also keep in mind there is around 33 kWh in a gallon of gasoline. The average gas coach has a 70 gallon tank. That's a pretty big battery the weights only 420 pounds and can be recharged in about 10 minutes. Diesel is even bigger with a high power density and a bigger tank.
Dale.Traveling 05/26/20 12:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F53 V10 Manifold Bolts

72,000 miles on my 2006 stock V10 and no bolt failures. 90% of those miles are from May to September in the summer heat. The engine offset is only 45mm (less than 2 inches) to the curb side. I think you need to look more at the design of the coach house and airflow, or lack of flow, to help keep heat under control. https://i.imgur.com/9fyM08zl.jpg
Dale.Traveling 05/20/20 12:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tankless water heater options on a 35' HR

There are small electric point of use tankless than might work. Either way the owner is looking at a few hundred just for material. Add in another couple of hundred more for the electrical and plumbing work if you or he can not do the mods for something new. Might need to consider either a repair of what's there or replace with the same. The coach probably has a 10 gallon which he could probably replace with a six which will free up a small bit of room plus would cost less than a 10 gal. Might be something used on eBay or Craigslist otherwise a new complete model is somewhat north of $300 with DSI (no pilot light) and secondary electric heating. Swapping for the same is not technically difficult and may be a two hour job.
Dale.Traveling 05/19/20 01:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do I reach these clearance lights?

Hire a mobile tech and have ALL the clearance lights replaced with LEDs (will last many, many years) and to reseal the lights while the tech is up there. Maybe even reseal the whole roof is necessary.
Dale.Traveling 05/18/20 10:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coach battery replacement

Sam's Club Dural Cells in my coach. House has a pair of GC2's that will keep the 10 cu ft residential fridge going all night while the V10 starts easily on a group 65 size battery.
Dale.Traveling 05/07/20 12:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: High end gasser or entry level DP

Difficult selection. The newer gas rigs are getting pretty close to the mid priced diesel concerning the house side living amenities. A Newmar Canyon Star or a Tiffin Open Road Allegro will give a entry level DP a run for the money once parked at the campsite. The DP will out class a gas rig when going down the road but considering the ratio of time parked as compared to time actually moving it makes the decision all the more difficult. If I was considering going full time then a diesel pusher, part time it's a flip of a coin while weekends are for gasoline.
Dale.Traveling 05/01/20 08:17am Class A Motorhomes
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