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RE: Unusual tire wear

I've had this happen with two different motorhomes, 2 different chassis same tire manufacturer...Sumitomo. On present motorhome, a freightliner chassis with 275x70x22.5, both front tires have wear on outside edges. This is after 4 yrs, approx. 40,000 miles. Just yesterday I rotated the front tires to the back. I plan on running these tires another 2-4 yrs. Not sure what causes this, but have not seen it with Michlen or Toyo's that I have run. On a previous motorhome, I even had "rivering" in the tread on one tire, and "cupping" on another. Otherwise I've had good luck with Sumitomoes. Just doing the one time rotation, I've been able to age the tires out.
grldst 05/24/20 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone traveling yet

We just got back from a 4 day fishing trip to Venice, LA. Had a great time, caught lots of fish. Cheap diesel....1.51 to 2.31. Traffic still lighter than normal. It was odd to see Cracker Barrels along the way with empty parking lots. Walmarts and Home Depots looked busy. All the people we came across were in very good moods and happy to start getting life back to normal. First time out with RV since Thanksgiving....and it felt good!
grldst 05/19/20 08:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mecerdes Diesel

I do not have first hand experience with Mercedes or Navistar engines in RV's. However, I stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night and following is the list of the most common RV engines listed in preference from top to bottom.....1. Cummins 2. Caterpillar 3. Mercedes 4. Navistar. The Detroit 60 series is a very solid engine, but only available in top end motorhomes.
grldst 03/23/20 10:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roadside assist

This was for a 295 x 22.5 Goodyear tire. If memory serves....it was in the area of 700-800 for the tire. So yes, I was gourged pretty good for the tire. The rest of the charges were for labor, valve stem, tax, disposal, etc. The only charge picked up by Good Sam was the service call, I believe was around 50.00. Shortly after this happened I purchased a new set of tires, 7 tires (plus I used the Goodyear as it matched the new tires in size perfectly), TOYO brand..had them installed, balanced, new valve stems for an out the door price of 3750.00.
grldst 03/06/20 07:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roadside assist

I had Good Sam roadside service. Had a blowout on my Class A motorhome on the east side of Birmingham, AL. Was able to limp it down to an exit ramp, and called Good Sam. A mobile service showed up in a timely fashion with a new tire, installed it and handed me a bill. Good Sam paid for the service call. My share was $1100.00. This is how roadside service works for blowouts.
grldst 03/05/20 10:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Price to expect if a RV dealer buys my coach

I sold my old one in about a week on Craigs list for what I asked. But I didn't ask what it cost new, I priced it to sell and it did. I have had 5 so far and never bought one from a dealer.....You are in the Baltimore, DC, Annapolis area where lots of people live with money!!!!! Why don't you help the OP out with some figures? You sold your RV, so could you at least mention how close you got to the NADA average retail or low retail valve?
grldst 02/19/20 07:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Repalcing Onan

PowerHouse has a electric start model that may suit your needs. 3500 watts 800.00. Northern Tool amoung others sells them.
grldst 02/14/20 11:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quartzsite show

As relatively new RVer's,(2 years and learning)and never been boon docking and really interested in a visit to the Q. Are there any sites with hook-ups? Not sure if we could handle dry camping, but would love the atmosphere and camaraderie. Sorry if this is a dumb question. There are a number of full service RV parks but they may require a reservation expecially during the RV and Sport show. There are LTVA's that have water, garbage and dump stations available....but no hook ups. Boon docking is fun...give it a shot!!
grldst 01/21/20 03:40pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: 1999 holiday Rambler Endeavor

Doug, is yours a gas or diesel model? My references are for a diesel model.
grldst 01/05/20 08:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 holiday Rambler Endeavor

Sounds like you looked at the panel to your left if you are sitting in the drivers seat. The panel that has the allison electronic shift control. What I was referring to in my above post is under the dash right in front of you when you're sitting in the drivers seat. On my 2000 there is a control board for the Power Gear jacks to the left of the steering colume. This control board also has about 4 fuses in it.
grldst 01/04/20 08:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 holiday Rambler Endeavor

I am currently running a 2000 Endeavor. I have never looked for the control board for the slide out, but thought I could offer a couple of hints. The board for the Power Gear Jacks is under the dash in the area where your left foot is when sitting in the drivers seat. Maybe that board controls both or the slide board is in the same area. Another place I'd look is behind the switch for the slide in the cabinet.
grldst 01/03/20 08:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: It’s that time again...to have some fun

When we decided to do the snowbird thing, we spent a season in Florida, the next year we spent the season in south Texas, the next year in Arizona and southern California, and finally we did a season in Mexico, mostly the San Carlos area. Now, living in the Metro Atlanta area, Florida makes the most since, but even though there were areas of Florida that we really enjoyed it wasn't our favorite. Same goes for south Texas. I liked south Padre Island and the Corpus Christi area the best, but we settled on Mexico and Arizona as our favorite areas. I think the main reason for that decisionn is the climate and traffic. We found we liked the break from the congested traffic and the nice dry arid climate. Bottom line, each area has plenty to offer a snowbird, and each person will have a different opinion as to what they prefer. I'm getting to the point where the long trip across the US to the desert SW is getting a bit more tiring every year. So soon my snowbird adventure will start being closer to home. Hello Florida.
grldst 12/24/19 01:22pm Snowbirds
RE: New 450 Lxi home

Had a 1991 Wanderlodge for a number of years. Bluebird made some great motorhomes and is one company I wished could have held their operation together. Anyways your fuel problem brought to mind a trip we did where we had a tail wind and we drove from Atlanta to Fargo, ND before we had to refuel. The exit was a button hook and about 2/3's of the way around the engine started missing. Luckily it came out of it and we made it to the pump. I don't recall the exact amount in gallons it took to fill the 300 gallon tank, but I do remember it was a bit over $1100.00. Mine had a Detroit 8V92. Good power but poor fuel economy..4-6mpg. When I sold it, it had over 200,000 miles on it, was still solid as a rock and ran like a top. If it would have had some slide outs I'd still be driving it.
grldst 11/18/19 02:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: .

This part of the country the barns were painted with "See Rock City" ads. Still a few of them around. By the way...if you're in the Chattanooga area, check it out.
grldst 11/18/19 01:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First trip in Class A driving in Smokey Mountains

My first experience with the Ford V-10 was about 5 yrs ago when I bought a used 2000 Rexhall Aerbus. I used this RV for 3 yrs and put about 30,000 miles on it driving from Atlanta to Montana, Atlanta to Arizona and Atlanta to Mexico. I consider the V-10 the best gas engine I've ever had. Lots of power, smooth running and never had any issues. On the Montana trip we were towing a 4wd Chevy Suburban. The engine had 40,000 miles on it when I bought it, a bit over 70,000 when I sold it. Changed oil every 5000 miles and never had to add between changes. The Aerbus had a 4 speed transmission, and would shift down to 3rd on most climbs, and 2nd on a few, but really didn't do that much worse then the diesels I've had. Expecting a motorhome, diesel or gas, to climb every mountain pass at speed limits speeds, is not going to happen.
grldst 11/11/19 08:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins 5 year old synthetic oil with 1000 miles - change ?

I know very little about synthetic oil, just wondering does synthetic age or break down with age as much as real oil?
grldst 11/07/19 08:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: SPARE TIRE

A spare tire is just not worth the bother. I have been RVing since the mid 80's and have logged over 200,000 miles, have RVed to Alaska and Mexico and only had one blowout, and that was due to a 20 yr old tire an unscrupulous dealer stuck on the inside dual. Check your tires before every trip, replace them around the 7 yr mark and your odds of needing a spare are nil. If the odds are against you and you have a problem, due as mentioned above, make a phone call. Think about it....I can't remember even using a spare on any of my other vehicles.
grldst 11/01/19 11:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A. Wheel size

Some of the larger 19.5's will carry as much or more weight then a smaller 22.5. I have driven Class A's with both sizes, and the difference in ride in my opinion was insignificant. Please explain I have never seen a tractor trailer with a 19.5 in rim all I ever seen was 22.5 with heavy load. Rv were the only thing I ever thing Ive seen have this weird size tire rim. A 285x70Rx19.5 has a load rating of 6610 lbs A 10Rx 22.5 has a load rating of 5675 lbs I am not trying to say a 19.5 will or can carry more weight then a 22.5 tire. I am stating that on many gas chassis the option of going with a 22.5 or 19.5 tire does not have anything to do with weight carrying capacity. A 19.5 tire can safely carry the weight.
grldst 10/30/19 08:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A. Wheel size

Some of the larger 19.5's will carry as much or more weight then a smaller 22.5. I have driven Class A's with both sizes, and the difference in ride in my opinion was insignificant.
grldst 10/28/19 05:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A flash back today - to former member Sully!

Yeah, I remember the first time he responded to a thread I started, and I thought to myself "Who the heck is this guy"? I think in his hey day he responded to just about every thread in the Class A forum. He was not exactly the guy I would choose to handle my customer service department. He at times would come across a bit on the abrasive side, but he had a wealth of good solid information. RIP.
grldst 10/26/19 09:33pm Class A Motorhomes
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