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RE: Holiday Rambler anyone?

With Fleetwood taking over the HR line it is likely to be nothing more then a rebadged Bounder or Pace Arrow which are good class A gas models.
grldst 05/14/23 06:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome tires - recommendations.

Most of your Michelin tires are “80” sidewalls. More prone to cracking but offer smother ride. Comparing an aged out tire to a new tire is not a fair comparison.
grldst 03/07/23 09:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which BIG RIG TRUCK atlas do you use?

Haven’t looked at an atlas in yrs. I used a Garmin gps most of the time, but lately found them to not be that accurate or precise on their directions. Google maps works for me. Overhead clearances are always marked. Know your limitations and enjoy.
grldst 03/07/23 08:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome tires - recommendations.

Over the yrs I have used many different brands of tires (Michelin, Goodyear, Toyo, sumitomo, Bridgestone, just to name a few) and with all issues being equal there was no noticeable difference between the brands. Factors that affect tire performance are…sidewall (70, 75 or 80) more sidewall better ride, ply rating ( more ply harsher ride) , air pressure.
grldst 03/07/23 08:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Filing up DEF

Because the engineers that design motor homes are not the sharpest tacks in the box. Look how many yrs it took them to finally figure out to hinge the basement doors horizontally.
grldst 02/21/23 05:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What Chassis do I have

Years back I had a 1991 Coachman Classic. It had a 460 ford. Performed well as long as all the spark plug wires were sound. Heat in the dog house was a bear. If memory serves….it was on an Oshkosh chassis.
grldst 01/18/23 02:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slides out or autolevelers down first?

I have a Freightliner XC chassis with power gear leveling system. It says to deploy the slides before leveling or dumping the air. It appears their logic is that with the chassis supported by the air bags is better. They must feel that the jacks will flex the frame when leveling.
grldst 01/15/23 09:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Foggy windows help please

If your are a do it yourselfer, there is a kit available online that works very well. Kit includes everything you need to do a window for 120.00. Also has a video with good clear instructions. If you have more then one window, addition supplies can be ordered for around 60.00 per window.
grldst 01/01/23 07:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Heat pump blowing cold air

Are you sure about that Doug……I’ve had two motor homes with Aqua hot and neither would heat an RV in 40 degree temps with just the 120 Element. The diesel burner will need to be used at them temps.
grldst 12/23/22 09:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: The horrible roads are killing the fun.

We just completed a trip from Atlanta to the Dakotas and back. All in all I didn’t think the roads were all that bad. There are some sections that are in need of repair but overall 90+% were pretty good. (We drive a Monaco Executive with a road master 10bag chassis). However, in this day and age one would think we could be doing a better job with our interstate roads. Last time we were down in Mexico, they were in the process of rebuilding their hwy 15. They were laying a very thick slab of concrete with a machine that was similar to an asphalt machine. The end product was basically seamless and very smooth. It will be interesting to see how this Hwy endures.
grldst 11/16/22 04:38pm Class A Motorhomes

Hi pbutler, would a Cummins mechanic go to an Rv dealer to read the code and quote or a pre purchase inspection ? Yes they will. I had this done when I purchased a RV some Yrs ago. The RV had very low miles for its age so I requested that the engine be checked/diagnosed by a Cummins computer. He was able to tell us the engine was like new and had no issues. The dealer paid for it.
grldst 09/06/22 07:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where is the ice maker water shut off valve?

I have an older HR Endeavor, my ice maker shut off is in the compartment by the hot water heater.
grldst 08/01/22 06:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Deisel handling

A diesel doesn't handle any better or worse. The difference is diesels typically come in pusher chassis (think commercial tour busses) and gas engines typically come in lighter duty front engine chassis. It just happens that expensive models come with both diesel and better chassis. Yes you could yank the diesel out of a Spartan diesel chassis, put in a gas engine and it would handle and ride relatively equal to the Diesel engine. However, come on man, do you really think this is the information the man is looking for?
grldst 07/16/22 02:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Deisel handling

In general a diesel will ride and handle better then a gas. Usually a 38ft or larger should require no add ons. Heavier RVs with tag axles will be the best. I’ve owned and driven a lot of them over the Yrs. Mind you I haven’t driven them all but my favorite is the road master 10 bag chassis. Spartan is also very good but is a little mushier then the road master.
grldst 07/11/22 04:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel fuel prices … how is that affecting your RV travel ?

One good option is the old Merle Haggard song...."I think I'll just stay here and drink".
grldst 06/12/22 06:42pm RV Lifestyle
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