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RE: New motor home blues…

The genset oil change uses 2 quarts of 10W30 motor oil and a Wix or Fram filter. I buy the replacement air filter on Amazon. On my rig, I pour as much oil as possible into the filter before screwing it onto the generator. Adding the rest of the oil takes time, as the oil reservoir is shallow, and the filler neck overflows easily. Takes patience (something I'm short of). Don't forget to use your military discount at O'Reilly's.
Yankee Clipper 10/12/21 09:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Radial Tire Valve Core Failures

I run my Toyo tires at 90 psi. I'm weighing in at 21,200 pounds GVW. You did not say whether you have extenders. I do, and would not be happy without them. That being said, I had a tire installer put a nylon stem on my prior Coachmen, and it got spit out like a watermelon seed. Long way around to ask why so much pressure?
Yankee Clipper 09/29/21 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Got the MH weighed.

FWIW, I don't think manufacturer's dry weight ratings are worth a hoot. It's really what you roll out of the chocks that counts. In my rig, the functional weight is 21,300, which is 700 under max gross...good enough for me. Toad is 3400, which is 1600 under hitch rating: what with EvenBrake, we're okay. Junk in the coach and basement storage accumulates quickly. JMHO
Yankee Clipper 09/06/21 08:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 255 30m 22.5 tires

I think what you are looking for are 245/75R22.5 load range G. I'm currently buying Toyo Model M154 tires in that size, about $360 each out the door for 6.
Yankee Clipper 07/11/21 03:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 245/70R 19.5 tires

I'm putting Toyo M154 245/75R22.5 to replace Micheline XRV tires. About $360 each out the door.
Yankee Clipper 07/09/21 07:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Michelin or Bridgestone 245/ 70 19.5

My local dealer says he has found me 6 Toyo M154 245/75R22.5 I asked that he verify the DOT production date, and not install if they are over 9 months old. Dealer says the same as your post, that all the manufacturers have an order backlog. Hard to compete with hefty unemployment for wages... New tires should go on a week from today.
Yankee Clipper 07/09/21 07:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Considering purchasing a 2012 Winnebago Sightseer 33C

For long term travel, and especially if grandchildren are coming, I'd recommend getting a washer/dryer stack. It will take up most of the pantry, but will add a big degree of habitability. Some things I've replaced in three years: video head for bluetooth capability, the bed support frame came apart, the spare bed frame needed new screws to reinforce it, look at the DOT stamp on the tires (ours are coming off this summer), the diamondshield film on the front failed and had to be replaced, we added new cabin lights over the front dash. All in all, the coach has been mechanically reliable and easy to drive. I'd buy mine again.
Yankee Clipper 06/03/21 01:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 98. Suncruiser f53 Ford chassis doesn't start.

To amplify, that solenoid is an easy fix (two wires, two retention bolts). For safety, I'd check the physical connections (battery wires especially) and ensure no grounds to the starter. Rodents love to chew on wire insulation, bless their buggered souls.
Yankee Clipper 05/23/21 02:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rear View Camera

Unrelated question: When we first started RVing, we had a 1991 Explorer Sport which had a 4.0L V-6 and a 5-speed. That was a tough and dependable little brute. It could tow its own weight (3300 lbs) and was an easy toad for us. It died with over 307,000 miles on it. I'd like to hear your experience with the new Bronco Sport. Good luck with that! It seems to me you've bought into a first class rig. ATB, Jack
Yankee Clipper 05/23/21 02:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Most Desired Accessories

Security systems: Good: Duke the Boxer dog Better: Mom with her .38 S&W Best: Me and Mr. Glock Honorable mention: Nosy neighbors with good intentions
Yankee Clipper 05/23/21 02:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Most Desired Accessories

Not mentioned so far: WiFi range extender, if you're traveling with grandchildren look into a washer/dryer, breaker bar with socket for emergency removal of tire, tools suitable for tightening things and quick repairs, consider a portable waste water tank. For us, the very first thing out the door was the lousy Denver mattress. We put in a 12" bed in a box, which helped a lot. I recommend that you provision your kitchen with new pots/pans/towels, flatware, cooking utensils and the like. I keep crystal stemware and bar glasses...a conceit, but I do not like to drink out of Styrofoam (it's hard on the flavor of good scotch, or bad scotch for that matter).
Yankee Clipper 05/22/21 03:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

IMHO, the sweet spot is the optimal price, floor plan, and equipment. For both my current and former rig (first Class A), I have been the third owner. Bless all the former owners who worked out the kinks and took the major depreciation! Our current rig has 5-Star tuning, so the V-10 now cranks out 420 HP, which is in the DP range. The engine noise is not all that bad, if I ever cure the wind whistle everything would be fine and dandy.
Yankee Clipper 05/17/21 03:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine idle surges up and down when stopping at lights

Two items that may be a reach: a) check to ensure your gas filler cap is sealing. b) my old 97 460 was hard on exhaust manifold, and warped two of them on the passenger side; both time the engine ran rough until the replacements went on. Those exhaust manifolds also spit out can bolts as the warp got worse, and could crack a head. Hope this helps,
Yankee Clipper 04/17/21 01:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: OBD-i and OBD-ii did a '96-'97 F53 ever have diagnostic plug

My 1997 Coachmen Catalina had an OBD-1 under the doghouse on the driver's side. PITA to get at it.
Yankee Clipper 02/22/21 10:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5 Star Tune

I bought the 5-Star for my rig, and the performance improvement has been pretty dramatic. The mileage has not changed, but the engine/tranny has given me what I paid for.
Yankee Clipper 12/13/20 08:43pm Class A Motorhomes
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