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RE: Beartooth pass

Its narrow. Getting up and down is not the problem, not even the turns are. Its getting along with other vehicles that is the problem. Some drives will be 10 feet away from the edge of the downside pavement, can't move over to the edge, just can't. Cutting the switchbacks is common, comming into your side of the roadway. Two wide body MH's will have a hard time passing. The thing to remember is that you are not alone Some people are truly terrified of driving in the mountains and don't know it until they are there. Even motorcycle drivers are not exempt. Some people just lose "it" in the face of fear. It can be dangerous. In a smaller vehicle you have more control and more options and more places to put you vehicle. Best.
Oldtymeflyr 05/13/22 03:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Via 25T Mercedes Diesel

The Mercedes based mh are nice.
Oldtymeflyr 05/13/22 03:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Via 25T Mercedes Diesel

Watch your rpm when down shifting. Take it one gear at a time. The Sprinter gear shift is very easy to control On our Sprinter with a 3500# trailer I doubt if we ever went into 2nd gear. Even on the steepest roads in Colorado. I stayed below 3500 rpm's, but that is the way I operated the vehicle. In the end keep your speed under control and watch the rpm. Best.
Oldtymeflyr 05/08/22 10:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow vehicle

For the Ford Ranger automatic there is a kit that will make it towable without a drive shaft disconnect or pump. It is called the Neutral Tow Kit (NTK) available from Ford. Check to see if it will work. Also, you will need a reprogram of the ECU. We have used one for 4 years, ours is a 2011 Ranger 4X4. Works well.
Oldtymeflyr 04/16/22 04:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cooking surfaces and tools, What's your favorite to use!

We have a Blackstone griddle, it works well. I am not sure that it is any better than a griddle accessory for some of the gas grills. If you have a Weber they have griddle plates that will replace the grates.
Oldtymeflyr 04/06/22 06:29am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: On demand water heater and boondocking

We removed our tankless water heater from our Thor Sprinter. It did not work for us. It was difficult for us to get the setting right, they never were, then if the water was shut off then it was the process of waiting for hot water. We never had endless hot water. We like the tank system. Out new class A has a tank system. For us the tank system works well.
Oldtymeflyr 03/02/22 05:14pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Removing Old Decal's

We removed decals that were in bad shape. Not that many. It worked out well. I have seen MH with the decals removed, Its okay, nothing to write home about. If you like it that way then fine. It would give a clean look, if the next owner really wants decals, they have a clean rig to work on. We found that the rubber eraser worked well. Then some 3M Adhesive remover scraped with a plastic gift card, the flexibility of the card works well on fiberglass. To clean up the remaining adhesive, discoloration, and general oxidation, compounding with an appropriate liquid cleaner is necessary. I use a number of products, rubbing compound, 3M Perfect-It, and Meguires 67, which I use the most. Use a rotary buffing machine on fiberglass, I find that the orbitals do not work nearly as well. Gel Coat on fiberglass is different than paint. Get the speed up and watch the heat carefully, keep the machine moving. Then to clean things up and make the MH look good, I use Meguires 67 which has a wax base as well and it does look good when done. I also use Fast Finish by Meguires, this is an easy to use product that produces a good result. I am experimenting with Meguires Ceramic Hybrid product, but do not feel comfortable using it on the MH with out more experience with it. If you do not have a good buffing machine, it will take a lot longer and be more difficult to finish the removal. Best.
Oldtymeflyr 01/28/22 01:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First front tire blow out....

He survived, that is all that matters. Say what you will. Congrats.
Oldtymeflyr 12/31/21 05:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago quality

We have recently purchased a 2022 Winnebago Vista 29. In the past we owned a Thor product and thought it was good enough. The Vista is better made. We looked at Newmar as well, nice rig, but like the overall design of the Winnebago better. I am in the process of adding equipment to the rig and am impressed with the build quality and the electrical diagrams for the coach available on the Winnebago website.
Oldtymeflyr 12/28/21 08:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

We buy size and floor plan. In our case we wanted a unit less that 30 feet. We looked around for a 32-34 dp and did not see anything we liked. Our 30 foot length was important to us. Frankly the DP's have a lot of fancy features installed that do not suit our taste. We liked the Winnebago Vista 29V and bought one. Has everything we want, done simply and its well made. My wife likes it. It has the Ford V8 gas fuel engine. Works well does everything we ask of it or will ask of it. I operate the motor home at a cruise speed of 65 mph. If we want to go faster, well, we would get in the airplane. In the big picture of motorhome travel, we get there at about the same time, give or take a little time, as those units going faster and even much faster. Its time moving, not the speed at which one moves that makes the difference.
Oldtymeflyr 10/20/21 11:01am Class A Motorhomes
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