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RE: Big boy isolator and BIRD Isolator

Thanks for the replies, that is what I will do. Leon
Leonandlisa 05/25/20 07:36pm Class A Motorhomes
Big boy isolator and BIRD Isolator

So I have a new to me coachmen’s sportscoach elite diesel pusher, replaced the coach batteries with battle born lithium, pulled out the big boy isolator and installed the LiFePO4 Battery Isolation Manager. On the opposite side of coach I was replacing the inverter charger and I removed a protective cover and there was a Bird isolator device. Should a unit have both wired in, or now that I have lifepo4 manager installed should I remove the bird unit and pieces? Thanks
Leonandlisa 05/25/20 03:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A, gas or diesel

I need to start somewhere.OK, start here: when was the last time you saw a semi-truck with a gas-powered tractor? There's good reason why over-the-road semis are all diesel powered. Gassers are full of compromises. Handling, road stability, gross weight, basement capacity, ... yada, yada ... diesel coaches give you more of all of that. Is diesel maintenance more expensive? Yes. But, as with most things in life, you get what you pay for - simple as that. This is how I felt, but wanted to have my opinions backed up just in case I had the wrong opinion. I appreciate all the comments, so far the floor plan that we like is the Fleetwood discovery 40G. Now we are searching to find a used one.
Leonandlisa 02/16/20 07:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A, gas or diesel

Thanks again everyone for your replies, it has given me input as well as some other things to consider as we look around. Anything we do won’t be cheap, so just want to make sure we considered everything before we buy something.
Leonandlisa 02/14/20 09:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A, gas or diesel

Thanks for the replies, as for the long trips, I hear your point, it is due to seeing my parents and sights at the same time, but point taken. Maybe changing our vacation style might be something to consider too, honestly didn’t think about that, just thinking how to accommodate our present style.
Leonandlisa 02/13/20 11:06am Class A Motorhomes
Class A, gas or diesel

So we had a bumper pull toyhauler (3 years), then a 35' 5th wheel toyhauler (3) years, and are now looking at Class A. We usually take a summer vacation that we go on a road trim and put about 3,000 miles on in a week or so. Lots of driving, but recently we have had my mother in law move in with us to help her out with some cancer battles and she goes with us everywhere, so the long trips are challenging with bathroom breaks. It is the four of us, Wife, 13 year old son, mother in law, and our standard poodle. I wanted to go straight to diesel for the power, for the exhaust brake, and the 10k tow rating on most. I tow the 5th wheel with a 3500 ram SRW, and I have owned Ford diesels since 2010, so familiar with the maintenance. I am in looking in the used market, but the diesels are still very expensive. Due to the family situation we are also looking for something with bunks for privacy and they seem to be more popular in the gas class A units. So cons with gas: No exhaust brake, less power, less longevity of the motor, less tow rating, and from what I see, the units seem cheaply made (smaller ac units, smaller generators, non residential fridge, less water storage, less gas storage) probably mostly to cut weight. Obviously there is lots of gas units out there though, so want some feedback, how do they do? did you want to upgrade to the diesel right away? if you like the gas one, do you only do short trips? How are they in the mountains coming down and going up grades? We are looking for feedback on units 35-40' long. Sorry for the long story, and I know there is a million opinions, but I need to start somewhere.
Leonandlisa 02/13/20 10:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: front passenger side sagging when connected to truck

So thanks for the comments and suggestions, after weighing everything the drivers side ended up being just a little heavier since the slides are over there. I did find the fix, as suggested I checked the springs and they were wore out. I was able to buy new ones and replace them all and the trailer is sitting back up in the air and also level. Just wanted to say thanks for the suggestions.
Leonandlisa 10/04/19 03:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: front passenger side sagging when connected to truck

I have weighed the trailer, but not each side individually. Thanks for the input.
Leonandlisa 09/17/19 04:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: front passenger side sagging when connected to truck

People pay thousands of dollars extra to get floors level within an inch. Use a level to check your rig, not a measurement to the floor. I have used a level to verify my info above, I didn’t add that, but used that as my basis.
Leonandlisa 09/17/19 01:11pm Fifth-Wheels
front passenger side sagging when connected to truck

I have a Fuzion 302 5th Wheel toyhauler. I recently built a shop so I can keep it under cover and now that the shop is complete I am going through everything on the trailer. The shop floor is completely level (not sloped). I noticed when a disconnected the truck and put the same height of blocks on both sides that the passenger side of the trailer would hit the blocks first before the drivers side. I connected the truck again and measured to the ground, and the passenger side of the frame is 1" closer to the ground then the drivers side. If I adjust the two front jacks and allow the passenger side to hit the blocks 1st, and level out the front of the trailer when taken off of the truck I am sitting flat all around 4 corners of the frame. So to get more detail I hook the truck up again, take the weight off of the trailer jacks, and the passenger front corner settles and is lower than the drivers side. My concern was a damaged (cracked) frame or broken weld to allow this difference. I took off the front panel exposing the front of the trailer (generator and propane access) and under the raised portion of the trailer. With all of the framing exposed I don't see any damage, and I can't see where it is moving. Is 1" - 1-1/4" of sag OK, nothing is popped out of place, nothing is separating inside or outside. It could have been this way all along, I just noticed because I now have a flat surface to park on. Opinions, additional things to look at while I have that front end exposed to the frame?
Leonandlisa 09/17/19 11:28am Fifth-Wheels
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