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RE: Winnebago quality

This is my second rig, and DW and I are really happy with the configuration and feel of it. The paint has been warranted by LCI in Forest City, and they corrected issues by taking the rig back under warranty and fixing the Diamond Shield and faded radius paint. At 8 years old, folks in camp grounds often offer to buy it. It does have a unique paint schema (gray, silver and orange) called "Hot Iron". Like all rigs, we've put a lot of time and cash into getting it to our liking, but it has been money well spent.
Yankee Clipper 09/28/22 07:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steps acting up again

It may be a chassis battery voltage issue. Try putting a trickle charger on your battery and see whether that cures it. Mine won't work on a marginal charge (under 13v). HTH,
Yankee Clipper 09/20/22 07:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: OBD Port F53

mine is under the dash on the right of the steering column. Aside from reading the engine status codes, I used the port to upchip the engine using 5-star tuning.
Yankee Clipper 09/17/22 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slideout stuck in half way position

In my 97 Coachmen, the HWH hydraulic pump had an in-line fuse to each acivator component 4 levelers and hte full-wall slide. When this happened to me, it was a 5-amp fuse that failed from moisture. The pump itself cut off when the fluid got under 50% to keep the pump motor from burning up. As noted above, there was a strap style chainfall to manually retract the slide. I was under the forward booth seat and hooked to a mount under the cabinet under the counter where the trash compartment. HTH,
Yankee Clipper 09/10/22 08:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Running Two ACs on Gennie - Shutting down

There are a few auto-shut-off features, thermal, and low-oil are the most common tripwires. IN the heat, the fuel can vapor-lock. Check the airflow over the genny, another concern.
Yankee Clipper 09/04/22 01:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Auxiliary brake system

We've used EvenBrake for years. For our rig, it's s fine mstch. HTH,
Yankee Clipper 08/30/22 07:16pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Kwikee series 32 step replacement Motor & Gearbox

If I recall correctly, the motor used by Kwikee was a dead-on match to the driver's side power window motor for a 1996 Taurus. It was a gamble for $30, but, get this, it worked too well and over-torqued the gearbox. When I opened the gearbox, all the teeth fell on my bench. Had to buy an integrated motor-gearbox assembly anyway. Sometimes the shortcut works... Later that year, 2018, Hurricane Michael dropped two pines on that Coachmen and totalled it. That ended the warranty on the new motor-gearbox.
Yankee Clipper 08/08/22 08:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Considering first DP - any advice?

FWIW, I have a 6.8l V-10, and up-chipped by 5-Star Tuning, I get 415 HP out of it. Might want to consider that as an alternative... HTH,
Yankee Clipper 07/26/22 07:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Backup camera failure

If you can fish the other end of the coax, I would expect a 4- or 5-wire connector. The new camera will screw in easily. It's fishing the wire out that's the rub. Good luck!
Yankee Clipper 06/19/22 06:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2013 Winnebago vista 35b flat towing jeep rubicon

Best advice I ever got about 4-down towing: never go down a hill faster than you went up. My advice: invest in a supplemental barking system.
Yankee Clipper 06/05/22 11:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Delamination - Are we crazy?

When coaches start to de-laminate, don't just walk away: RUN!
Yankee Clipper 05/30/22 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to use for GPS

Best advice I ever got about GPS: small TVs with a funny sense of humor. I use a Garmin and a Rand McNally Road Atlas.
Yankee Clipper 05/05/22 03:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diamond Shield

The green measles...went through that a couple of years ago. LCI replaced it under warranty, catch was I had to drive the rig to Forest City. Okay, pleasant trip, they took off the Diamond Shield and put on a new generation 3M plastic that looks great. Even buffed out the damaged paint underneath. Lifetime warranty on new product, no charge (except the travel). Local shop quoted me $1200 labor plus new fabric and paint. Yikes!
Yankee Clipper 05/05/22 03:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: class a in storage for over a year

Alternate thought: unless an HOA rule prohibits, keep your rig in the drive and use it. Otherwise, you just forget you have it (except when the payment is due).
Yankee Clipper 05/04/22 07:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Renting out your RV

I'd rather rent my toothbrush than my rig.
Yankee Clipper 05/04/22 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiers of Motohomes

Alternatively, if you were looking to dock your rig instead of rating it, it would be a question of piers over tiers. Just saying...
Yankee Clipper 04/08/22 08:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roadside Assistance

We had a flat in Wewahitchka, FL a few years back and called Good Sam. They took the call, and said the best they could do was sent a unit from Mennomini Falls. I pointed out that we were not in Minnesota. They said their computer put Mennomini Falls as close as they could get to Wewahichtka. My son and I changed the flat.
Yankee Clipper 04/08/22 08:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First trip- 2013 Winnebago Vista 35B 18,500 miles

Hi, glad your trip went well! Some thoughts: 1. Yes, the V-10 engine will rev to 4200 RPM at the first sight of a hill. I used a 3rd part up-chip programmer (5-Star Tuning) and engage Tow/Haul to control RPM surge. 2. Good suggestions above. Keep in mind that storage volume does not equal limitless carrying capacity. My assorted stuff in the basement adds up weight in a hurry. 4. I carry two 6X6 blocks about 2 feet long. Relatively light and strong enough to handle the pressure of the leveling jacks on uneven sites. 5. A lot goes into towing: a) toad must be approved for 4-down flat towing and weigh in under 5000#; b) tow plate for the vehicle; c) tow bar; d) brake assist; e) safety cables or chains; f) put carabines on the hitch to facilitate hooking up the safety cables; g) tire pressure monitoring system for all ten tires. 6. Blue gunk sold by WalMart or CW...the watery stuff isn't useful. 7. Turn off A/C while shift power, otherwise it's hard on the ATS and compressors. 8. check to see whether the tires have been changed, as OEM tires are over-age. When we bought our rig, the Denver mattress torture device hit the dumpster, and we bought a 12" hybrid RV queen mattress from Mayfair. HTH, Jack
Yankee Clipper 03/21/22 10:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1st time long distance trip need advice

CAT Scales or other truck stop. IMHO, knowing the coach weight lets you know how close you might be to CGVWR, the limit of your coach, assorted junk in the basement, and toad. This can give you insight as to whether or not you need supplemental braking. As an engineer, I prefer data to counting on luck.
Yankee Clipper 02/03/22 08:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1st time long distance trip need advice

1) Weigh your coach 2) check tire pressure, invest in a TPMS (I use TireMinder) 3) Tires are always the weak link, so have your tire shop look at the condition of your tire...the DOT codes should not be more than 7-8 years old. 4) Create and use checklists for setting up and getting underway. There are a lot of systems to keep up. HTH,
Yankee Clipper 02/01/22 07:57pm Class A Motorhomes
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