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RE: Battery issues

We had power issues in Florida. I can only assume that my inverter was damaged because it should have charged fully for three weeks
FLHTCI 07/13/22 12:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery issues

With a slight load on any battery without any charger on it will go dead in a few hours to days. Once its dead they usually do not charge back up. Check the battery voltage on each battery using a volt meter. If each is below or near 2 volt DC they will not charge back. The new chargers will not charge a very low battery. Have you check the liquid level on each cell and each cell voltage. If you do not know how to do that post back. Will the batteries charge in they are shut off?
FLHTCI 07/13/22 10:39am Class A Motorhomes
Battery issues

I have a 2012 Winnebago Itasca. I bought all new Interstate battery in February, took the coach to Florida for 7 weeks without battery issues. All seven weeks we were plugged into shore power with the chassis batteries switched off, coach batteries on. I dropped my RV off to have some work done on it in June, when I went to start the coach all batteries were dead including the chassis battery. I get home and plug the RV in assuming it will charge the batteries. Three weeks latter the batteries are dead. My questions are as follows: Shouldn’t the batteries be fully charged after being plugged into shore power for that length of time (3 weeks). If when plugged in to shore power, when the RV is not in use, should I shut the coach battery off? If the coach batteries are off, with the batteries charge? Thank you in advance.
FLHTCI 07/13/22 09:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steps

This post was very helpful for me. On a trip to Florida my stairs became erratic, opening and closing as we drove. I pulled the plug and wire tied the stairs up. I replaced the motor once I got to my destination. We stayed for 6 weeks assuming everything was cool, it wasn’t. As we rolled down the road the same thing happened. I pulled the plug and wire tied the stairs again, the motor was hot. Someone pointed out that it maybe the magnetic sensor. My apologies for not adding your quote to this post.
FLHTCI 04/19/22 07:04am Class A Motorhomes
Slide out room props

We got these slide out room props that are designed to keep the slide out in place while driving. The previous owner said he never used them. We have an electrical lock out let for the slides as well. Do I really need to use these slide locks? Thank you
FLHTCI 03/31/22 06:35am Class A Motorhomes
Ford Chassis

Might be a stupid question. If my chassis in my class A is Ford, would my windshield arms be also Ford? One broke today on my way to Florida, now I’m in a Cracker Barrel for the night. Thanks
FLHTCI 02/27/22 04:35pm Class A Motorhomes
Leaving tomorrow 13 degrees.

I’m leaving Massachusetts tomorrow for our inaugural trip in our Winnebago Itasca, Sunstar 30T. I was told that filling the freshwater tank is okay if the heat is on to at least 55 degrees. Now that I’ve done this I fear I’ve made a mistake. Please advise, should I flush the whole system? Thank you
FLHTCI 02/25/22 01:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1st time long distance trip need advice

Aren't these people wonderful, their so helpful. Have a safe and enjoyable trip you guys!! SARGE!! They are for sure, a wealth of information
FLHTCI 02/12/22 07:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1st time long distance trip need advice

1) Weigh your coach 2) check tire pressure, invest in a TPMS (I use TireMinder) 3) Tires are always the weak link, so have your tire shop look at the condition of your tire...the DOT codes should not be more than 7-8 years old. 4) Create and use checklists for setting up and getting underway. There are a lot of systems to keep up. HTH, How do you weight a coach? Thank you
FLHTCI 02/03/22 08:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1st time long distance trip need advice

Thank you all, great advice. I’ve learned a lot from your comments.
FLHTCI 02/01/22 07:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1st time long distance trip need advice

Hi! When are you planning to take the trip? If it's after the threat of snow, I'd recommend the "in land" route staying west of 95 until you hit South Carolina. Basically, something like 84>81>77>26>95. There are a few variations, but that's the general idea. It's a bit longer, but generally less stressful as the traffic is usually lighter. But the biggest advantage is that you can make the trip all the way down without paying a single toll west of CT. Travelling down 95 the tolls will be at least $100, and probably more by now. Depending upon where you are in New England, you might get tagged for a few in MA, NH or ME. Coming back, you'll have to pay one toll over the Hudson River east bound in New York. If you decide to do 95, know that you can't take the tunnel under Baltimore Harbor on 95. You have to take the beltway around the city. The part of the beltway which heads towards the ocean (east bound) has another toll on it, the westward bound part does not have a toll, but it is a bit longer. The advantage of 95 is that it is on flatter ground and closer to the ocean, so snow isn't likely to be as much of a problem. But traffic is bad any time of the day. The last time we headed down in the winter, we took the inland route. We didn't see any snow from Massachusetts, until we got to the hills in North Carolina. Nothing major, though. Fortunately. We generally overnighted at Walmarts. There didn't seem to be much problem finding stations with access for larger rigs. At most major highway exits/entrances you'll usually have a couple of choices. A smartphone which can allow the co-pilot to "scope out" station layout could be helpful, though we didn't have that luxury when we've made the trips. We will next time, though! :) Good Luck, ~Rick Great advice, we have driven those routes before and are a much nicer ride.
FLHTCI 02/01/22 07:03am Class A Motorhomes
1st time long distance trip need advice

We bought our motor home last fall, we took one short trip with nothing in tow. We are now planning to drive 1500 miles one way pulling a Jeep Wrangler. I’m Apprehensive but reasonable confident. Most of our journey will be down Route 95 from New England to southern Florida. Any advice would be helpful and appreciated. Some concerns are where to stop for the night how to navigate though questionable fuel stops. Generally speaking, please illuminate any pitfalls and things I should know. Greatly appreciate your input
FLHTCI 01/31/22 03:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Safety Steer-plus

Have you had your coach weighed and set the tire pressures according to the tire manufacturer load/pressure chart? You would be amazed how many handling issues that corrects. I have not. I’ll be bringing the coach in for a general check up before I hit the road in February
FLHTCI 01/04/22 06:05pm Class A Motorhomes
Safety Steer-plus

Hello all. I have a 2012 Winnebago Itasca Sunstar T30. Having issues with a wondering front end. I have an appointment to have the front end looked at and aligned. I’m also considering a Safety Steer. Who has added these and are you happy with the results? Thank you
FLHTCI 01/04/22 05:02pm Class A Motorhomes
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