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RE: Need Spare Tire & Rim

Just a thought, what I did was when I had my tires replaced last month I kept the best inner dually for the spare. My RV is a 2008, but the date code on the tires were 2207, they were getting close to eight years old. The tires looked great but one started to get the small weathering cracks and for peace of mind decided it was time to replace all of them. The thinking behind keeping the inner tire was less exposure to UV light and it was inspected and deemed usable. I placed the tire in the pass thru bay and I feel I won't be at someone's mercy on a Sunday roadside service with a mismatch tire. With your coach being a 2009 and possibly your chassis being a 08 you might be getting close to replacing tires. I agree with others on just carrying the unmounted spare as the way to go.
Southwind98 04/11/15 04:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Removing Atwood water heater plug photo added

Socket with an extension
Southwind98 04/06/15 12:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is an exceptable DOT date code for new tires??

I just had new Michelin tires installed last week. The date code was 4414-4614, which makes the tires produced in November. I thought this was acceptable and agree with you six months probably was going to be my cut off date. I used the fmca tire program and the discount was significant. For 235/80r 22.5 xrv regular price was $465, with discount they were $399. I started this process back in September and was told there was a backlog for this tire, so I think you have to weigh into the factor of the availability of your size tire. So I felt fortunate to get it done before our upcoming spring trip. I also took one of the best inner dually tires to have as an unmounted spare.
Southwind98 03/23/15 08:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Richmond area camping?

A vote for Pocahontas State Park, have stayed there often http://i58.tinypic.com/s5cmsx.jpg
Southwind98 02/26/15 02:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2009 Fleetwood Bounder 38P

I don't know why the company stop making them, other brands offer electric, I would rather have electric over hydraulic, leaking seals, fluid gets moisture, pump burns out, etc, etc. I agree, would whether have the electric jacks now that I have corrected the design flaws. The first two years were very frustrating when you ready to leave and the jacks would malfunction. Here's 56 pages of how the issues were solved by poster's with the same problems over something like two years. Power Gear Electric Jacks
Southwind98 02/06/15 05:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2009 Fleetwood Bounder 38P

We love ours, it was the floor plan that the wife fell in love with. Our 2008 38P is on the Workhorse 24 series chassis with Allison transmission, so can't comment on the FordV10.The RV for the most part has been trouble free. The only real issue would be if the 2009 is equipped with the power gear electric jacks, at some point they stop using them because moisture would get in the jack and cause corrosion on the brake.There are a lot of threads on how to correct this and since I applied some of the solutions to my jacks they been trouble free. Overall we are very happy with ours! Good luck with your future purchase.
Southwind98 02/06/15 05:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Workhorse Chassis- Expensive Lesson Learned- Cheap Fix

I have the same Workhose chassis and knew about the problem from previous posts. I cut the top intake horn off of the intake plenum. I turned it 180 degrees and attached it back on the plenum with a couple of screws through two pieces of sheet metal on the inside. I then wrapped the joint with duct tape and with the intake horn now facing the rear, it is a non-problem. That was 70,000 miles ago. Thanks, that's what I plan to do
Southwind98 10/26/14 11:56am Class A Motorhomes
Workhorse Chassis- Expensive Lesson Learned- Cheap Fix

Thought I pass this on what turned out to be very expensive and could have been a twelve dollar repair, so it may save someone else. Our RV is built on a Workhorse 24 chassis. Left on vacation twelve days ago and commented to wife on first day there was a slight lack of power going up hills, but it was so slight I thought it was my imagination. On the second day we drove thru heavy rain most of the way to the campground, about ten miles from our designation the lack of power up hills became a real concern. Pulled off at exit and fueled up, plus checked all fluid levels. A mile after leaving the gas station on a flat road the RV dropped down in gear and wouldn't go over twenty, with no shoulder to pull over, drove half mile more before being able to pull off, the check engine light was on. To make the story shorter, mobile mechanic comes out and checks fuel pressure (which is good) scans and finds maf sensor error. It's late so we agree to follow him to campground, unhooking the tow, disconnect the sensor and see if we can make the few miles. We make it there, but still lacking some power. Next day mechanic comes out with a tech ll scanner and determines the throttle position sensor is the problem. Order part, takes five days, weekend involved, swap out, clean maf sensor, believe everything is good to go. I searched on this forum for the conditions of rain on the workhorse chassis and several post talking about water being sucked into the tube, with solutions. Other posts covering the lack of power from maf sensor or throttle position sensor being bad. We leave a day early in case there's a problem, two miles from campground the RV wouldn't climb a hill. Once again barely could find a place to pull off. Call mechanic and he's little dumbfounded why there is still an issue, suggested to unhook maf sensor and call back when we're at safer location. While unhooking sensor I looked at the air filter box and thought could something have got pass the screening, causing a clog. Initially the mechanic and I had spoken about how I had changed the filter this past spring. Opened up the box and found the filter ribbing had totally collapse flat and was concaved in the tube, starving the engine of air. The traveling in the rain the last few trips and then this last heavy rain finished the job. The wife took the jeep to Walmart, bought a twelve dollar filter, RV ran great all the way home. To sum it up I could of saved a lot of money if I had just connected the symptoms to this solution, but hopefully this experience will help others.
Southwind98 10/26/14 11:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bar Harbor RV Park in Aberdeen MD

We have stayed at Tuckahoe State Park on many occasions, if you get a chance might want to take a drive to St. Michael's for lunch at the Crab Claw (approximately thirty minute drive). Also some nice shops in the town. Another nice park where you were originally looking at is Elk Neck State Park, and the full hook up loop is open year round. The town of North East is nearby with nice restaurants and shops.
Southwind98 10/14/14 06:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2001 bounder wiring diagram.

As rogermarsha suggested, I would call Fleetwood and have the motorhome's Fleetwood # readily available, not the chassis vin number. They should be able to send the diagrams to you.
Southwind98 10/04/14 06:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you carry Blue Tote?

Between the two I-beams under the motorhome, behind the gas tank. The tote fits nicely up in between the two beams. Used two pieces of flat iron and drilled holes to insert cotter pins. Also added black rubber bungee straps as a extra safety measure of holding it in place. Has worked great for five years and I always have it with us, but it isn't taking up much need storage space. There is only probably two times a year when I need it, because of the length of stay at a non full hookup campground.
Southwind98 09/21/14 06:46am General RVing Issues
RE: FMCA Michelin Tire Program Maryland/Delaware/PA/NJ

Thanks for all the responses. Looks like STTC tires is the place to go with and there's a dealership in Delaware. I like the no sales tax as Busskipper pointed out for purchasing in Delaware. Thanks again to everyone .
Southwind98 09/18/14 04:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: FMCA Michelin Tire Program Maryland/Delaware/PA/NJ

Get RV tires at Truck Tire stores. You don't need and exclusive Michelin store as they are carried by many truck service/tire places. Go to Michelin web site for location of tires in your area. Thanks for the response. I understand that truck tire stores carry many brands. Looking for first hand experience of excellent service in my area, have already searched. Plus most likely be using the FMCA tire discount
Southwind98 09/17/14 06:59pm Class A Motorhomes
FMCA Michelin Tire Program Maryland/Delaware/PA/NJ

Need to replace tires on RV (235/80R 22.5 XRV).Went through the Michelin dealership search, but does anyone have first hand experience with any dealers in my area. Northern Maryland /Delaware would be first choice, but Lancaster area of Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey would also be within driving distance. Looking for good custom service and trustworthiness.I do all the maintenance and repair work on the RV and not real keen on letting someone work on it, but no choice here. Thanks in advance for a point in the right direction.
Southwind98 09/17/14 06:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Awning leaking...

I believe A&E recommends to use scotch guard
Southwind98 09/15/14 08:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: fireplace

I'm doubt this is what you are looking for as a replacement, but I installed this electric fireplace under my television. My motorhome didn't come with a fireplace and it was on my wish list. This fireplace has worked flawlessly for over a year now, and yes I know a portable ceramic heater would do the same job. This was just my preference for an alternate heat source on a cool day. Love it! Heat Surge Fireplace
Southwind98 09/15/14 08:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jellystone Quarryville, PA

It has been a couple of years, at least four since we have stayed there. Really great park to take the grandchildren camping. A lot of activities for them and of course they loved the water park. It is pricey as other have stated, but for the enjoyment that the grandchildren had was well worth it. I believe we stayed in site 215, a back-in site that had some privacy for that sit around camp fire night with the grandchildren. If not taking the grandchildren and just visiting the area I would stay at Spring Gulch, on one of the sites up the hill.
Southwind98 09/04/14 08:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Norcold Ice cream issues

Not a mechanical answer to your friend's freezer problem but I found that the ice cream has to be kept in the back of the freezer compartment to keep it from being too soft. I also have Norcold refrigerator.
Southwind98 09/02/14 06:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slide Seals

I purchased slide out D-seals on eBay, when I did the same project of replacing the slide out topper. You purchase the seals by the foot.They have heavy duty adhesive on the back, so no extra glue necessary.
Southwind98 09/02/14 01:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: NEW RV RESORT IN SOUT CAROLINA

Lake Greenwood Resort Looks like a nice place.
Southwind98 07/28/14 01:33pm Class A Motorhomes
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