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RE: Tires

JS that works out to 200+ miles/day over 2 years. You may be the first RVer (are you RVing?) to wear out a set of Michelin tires.
Ivylog 08/23/19 09:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steering Wheel cocked. I fixed it!!

“ Are you sure you did not change the toe-in?” Changing the length of the drag link does not change the toe in...it moves the left tire. You change the length of the tie rod (ties the two tires together) to adjust the toe in.
Ivylog 08/22/19 06:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steering Wheel cocked. I fixed it!!

Guess you should have searched a little more as all that’s necessary to center is to remove the steering wheel shaft from the U joint at the base of the steering column (inside the MH)...takes all of 6-8 minutes. It’s a 10mm bolt holding the shaft in.
Ivylog 08/21/19 07:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pros and Cons of owning a class A RV

For a 5 month snowbirding trip to Fla it’s hard to justify a Class A (the nicest and most expensive way to travel). BUT a 20 year old trailer is often junk with multiple water leaks while a mid to upper level DP will usually be in better shape...not true of most gassers where the house is more like a trailer.
Ivylog 08/21/19 09:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires

Just replaced all ten of my tires, Michelin 11R 24.5 eight XDN2 drives and two X LINE ENERGY steers load range H You must put s lot of miles on a 2017 rig to need new tires in 2019.
Ivylog 08/16/19 08:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I 75 thru Atlanta

I always go straight through on 75, often using the HOV lane if traffic is heavy...mid day or after 7PM.
Ivylog 08/11/19 07:50pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dynasty

Yes. I just upgraded from my 04 Dynasty to 08 HR Navigator (much the same as a Monaco Sig) and getting parts never concern me.
Ivylog 08/11/19 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dynasty

Didn’t you have a Dynasty before? If it’s a ISM 500 yes but I would stay away from a ISX.
Ivylog 08/09/19 11:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Florida to Wyoming in my Class A

X2 on above post although 200 is not too hot...230 is.
Ivylog 08/04/19 07:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Short Class A with no toad?

On a typical 2-3 month trip out West to see the sights, we usually put more miles on the toad than on the RV. We very seldom spend more than a few days in an RV park and like to travel to a central location and then use the toad to explore the surrounding areas. Besides the obvious savings in fuel by using the toad, there is also less wear and tear on the coach. X2 and more miles on the toad doesn’t include the 3000 out and back. I get a chuckle from all the Sprinters pulling a small car...not working out with just one vehicle.
Ivylog 08/01/19 02:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: If you had a month...?

Amusement parks are one of the last things on my list that starts next week. I would use the Labor Day weekend to get as far north as possible...probably Glacier. From Glacier we are headed to the mountains south of Missoula and then to Yellowstone and the Tetons around Labor Day. Next is Grand Lake for RMNP and then south to Leadville, Gunninson, Ouray, CO. Hopefully by then it will be cool enough to head to Utah and it’s 5 NP and then the N Rim. Canyon de Chilly and then up to Mesa Verde. Will probably head back up into CO for the fall Aspen colors before heading home...2 months. We like trees and green so the Badlands are well named. We will be at the Monaco International rally next week in Rapid City so will see if we are wrong the Badlands.
Ivylog 07/30/19 03:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: 1st time boondocking and could not get our AC to work

When you first use the generator the battery charger is going to pull 5+ amps. There is no reason to wait 15 minutes before trying to start the compressor...30 seconds is long enough. I would try shutting the battery charger/converter off at the 120V circuit breaker and start the AC (your generator is big enough to start just the AC unit) and then turn the charger on. If this doesn’t work then a hard start kit is in your future. Hopefully by the time the AC cycles off the batteries have been changed enough that the AC will start.
Ivylog 07/30/19 02:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2010 Monaco Diplomat 42SKQ no parking lights

I’m in the process of trying to solve the same problem on a 04 Dynasty plus the horn doesn’t work. Could not find any blown fuses front or rear. Will report back when I figure this out Found the fuse for the run lights with a 10A fuse on my 08 Navigator in the FRB. There is also a relay on the right side of the picture behind the plug with the brn-green-brn-orange wires for the parking/run lights. https://i.imgur.com/lilaun5l.jpg
Ivylog 07/30/19 08:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Interesting article: Tesla Semi Electric Motorhome.

Like most of the article...savings of $100,000/year :S Even at my gas guzzling 7 MPG ($0.50/mile) that’s 200,000 miles a year or 555 miles/day. Appears to be 6.5’ by maybe 20’...130 sq ft. Good luck getting my wife or me into something that small. In Europe where the distances are much less (doubt the 500 mile range) and they are used to MHs that small...maybe but their CGs do not have the amps needed to recharge very many rigs. Add in their much higher electric rates???? Were do people think the power is coming from to recharge at night... solar???? 3% of the worlds energy comes from solar and wind. :S There is a plus side to recharging at night as it’s hard to throttle down a power plant and why in many places electricity is cheaper after midnight.
Ivylog 07/29/19 08:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need Flat Panel TV mounting advice

Mounting a large piece of 3/4” plywood with glue and screws will give you something strong enough for the mount if a stud finder does not indicate where the wall structure is located. Good news is LEDTVs do not weigh much. I mounted a 20” on the ceiling over the bed and ran the cables in a pvc pipe to it.
Ivylog 07/28/19 02:39pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Motorcycle carrier for a diesel pusher

Been a week with one post and still do not know which HR he has.
Ivylog 07/28/19 02:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What can happen without enough tongue weight?

Having posted the original posts on this I would like to know where you got this information "They got on I-15 (exit 154) and in less than 1.5 miles (access road on east side) they lost control and slammed into the park semi trailer that was well of the road." I must have missed it somewhere. You left off the Apple Valley man and Stoddard Wells road. In one of the videos you can see there is a access road on the east side of the accident putting it between exits 154 and 157. Over the years I’ve hauled a dozen loads without enough tongue weight (trailer not long enough of the movable load) and as long as you stay under 45MPH uncontrollably sway does not start. Yes, getting on at 154 is only an EDUCATED WAG but doubt they traveled any further than that at less than 45 on a Interstate. That is not a scooter on the back so probably 500+ lbs... put that much weight on the back of even a 30’ TT and see what happens. I’ve hauled 2 dual-sport bikes on the back of a 34’ 5er but 5ers have 20+% pin weight, not 10%. so taking 1000 lbs off the pin does not make them unstable. *The obvious takeaway of this accident and the reason I posted about it is, DO NOT put a lot of extra weight on the back of a TT, especially a small one. When in doubt about having enough tongue weight I give the steering wheel a L/R wiggle at 40 mph (with my hand on the brake controller). If nothing happens then I’ll pull the load at a higher speed.
Ivylog 07/27/19 11:08am Travel Trailers
RE: What can happen without enough tongue weight?

Are these your guesses and assumptions? Or somehow based on facts actually known about this particular incident. It is not uncommon at all for someone distracted to run into the back of a vehicle parked on the shoulder of the highway. Thanks for your post: I believe I covered that with this at the bottom of my post: "This post is my opinion (free advice). It is not intended to influence anyone's judgment nor do I advocate anyone do what I propose." I also did not post this in the 5er section for a reason. I made the same mistake 50+ years ago...putting to much weight in the back of a single axle 21' Airstream trailer. At 45 MPH the fun began BUT I put on the trailer brakes creating more tongue weight and then slowed down only using the trailer brakes. Moving half (200lbs) of what I'd put in the back to the front solved the problem. Maybe you also missed this at the bottom: These two bits of info...Apple Valley man and Stoddard Wells road plus Google Maps and knowing lack of tongue weight shows up once you get above 45-50 MPH leads to the following. They got on I-15 (exit 154) and in less than 1.5 miles (access road on east side) they lost control and slammed into the park semi trailer that was well of the road. PS: I've also slept at a Holiday Inn.:B
Ivylog 07/27/19 08:29am Travel Trailers
What can happen without enough tongue weight?

I read most of the posts on accidents (currently in roads and routes)...this one got to me when I saw the fist picture below. It was obvious to me what happened and I posted the following: The motorcycle on the back of the 2017 single axle TT took them to the scene of the accident...not enough tongue weight. The truck is parallel with the semi trailer and the left front of the trailer is gone...was not straight behind the truck when it hit...part way jackknifed. https://www.vvng.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/apple-valley-man-kille-in-I-15-crash-4-1024x683.jpg width=700 You can see in this picture the TT is not parallel with the PU. https://www.vvng.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1E73CD05-4111-453E-A506-0B928D32954B.jpeg width=700 https://www.vvng.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/CD3E9895-590B-4F46-8CB6-1143A028EDD5-1024x473.png width=700 These two bits of info...Apple Valley man and Stoddard Wells road plus Google Maps and knowing lack of tongue weight shows up once you get above 45-50 MPH leads to the following. They got on I-15 (exit 154) and in less than 1.5 miles (access road on east side) they lost control and slammed into the park semi trailer that was well of the road.
Ivylog 07/27/19 07:56am Travel Trailers
RE: I 15 closed for RV accident ( updated )

The motorcycle on the back of the 2017 single axle TT took them to the scene of the accident...not enough tongue weight. The truck is parallel with the semi trailer and the left front of the trailer is gone...was not straight behind the truck when it hit...part way jackknifed. https://www.vvng.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/apple-valley-man-kille-in-I-15-crash-4-1024x683.jpg width=700 You can see in this picture the TT is not parallel with the PU. https://www.vvng.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1E73CD05-4111-453E-A506-0B928D32954B.jpeg width=700 https://www.vvng.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/CD3E9895-590B-4F46-8CB6-1143A028EDD5-1024x473.png width=700
Ivylog 07/26/19 03:45pm Roads and Routes
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