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RE: 2022 Holiday Rambler Invicta

Congratulations! We had an HR, but it was "pre" meltdown when Monaco owned them. It was a great unit. Don't know anyone with a later model, have fun with it.
mountainkowboy 12/09/21 09:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Setting up Solar on my Moho

If your current batteries are sufficient, why change them out until they start to fail? Yes, large size wire needed for a 12 volt system is more cumbersome but once it’s installed, it doesn’t matter. Have never done a test of how the present battery system holds up. But from past experience it won't make it through a cold night using the heater.
mountainkowboy 12/09/21 09:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Setting up Solar on my Moho

Thanks for the answers, still in the "planning" stage. Been doing TONS of research. Will be going over all systems next week and figure out what is in it to start with. This stuff aint cheap and I'd like to be able to run most everything but the AC off of solar. It looks like lithium is the way to go for batteries. Cost in the long run is cheaper than wet batteries. Still digging.
mountainkowboy 12/09/21 09:09pm Tech Issues
Setting up Solar on my Moho

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mountainkowboy 12/07/21 04:47pm Technology Corner
Setting up Solar on my Moho

This is my plan; 07 Tiffin 30DA, basically stock with 2 12v 100ah batteries. It had 2 6v's in it when we got it.... but they were toast, and these were almost new and free. As I understand it... (could be completely wrong) by going to lithium batteries I save weight and get farther draw down than flooded, thus increasing my available ah's. I plan on running 6 125watt flexible panels on my roof, and replace the batteries, and inverters with newer tech that marries with the solar system. My quandary is do I stay 12 volt and do more batteries. Or bite the bullet and go high voltage trying for better efficiency. The end goal isn't to be able to reliably boondock and run the coach. I'm not interested in being able to run my roof top AC, I have a gennie if I need it.
mountainkowboy 12/07/21 04:47pm Tech Issues
RE: experience with Foremost (Farmers) insurance?

I have National General, had them on my TC too. They are reasonable and I've never had a problem with a claim.
mountainkowboy 11/14/21 03:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: You're kidding...Right?

They did the same to ours. At 80 psi, the lowest recommended pressure for the size...I can't reach that weight...it would put me over GVWR and axles weights....lol.
mountainkowboy 11/12/21 04:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sniff.......The S&S has a new home

Did you have to give it away, or was it your choice? I had plenty of buyers, but we gave it to our friends. They need the stress relief.....lol. That and we just launched another couple into the RVing life. Selfish if you think about it. ;) And yes we agree that our sig moho is perfect for us. Heck it's only 6 feet longer than the TC rig.
mountainkowboy 11/07/21 04:00pm Truck Campers
Sniff.......The S&S has a new home

Back from the "camper delivery" trip. Left on the 24th and got back on the 3rd. We decided to give the S&S to our friends in Idaho. Shot up to their house and then did a 1 day turn around to Oregon and back to pickup the TC. It now rests at its new home in Idaho. He will put it on a 12v CTD 95 Dodge for now. But he's building a 75 IH Travelete longbed for the ultimate tow rig, putting the body on a CTD Dodge in the near future. https://i.imgur.com/RacixQDl.jpg
mountainkowboy 11/05/21 12:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Any 80mph PLUS - class Aers still on here ?

Mine will do 80, but I have no desire to get 3 mpg to maintain 80 mph. She's happy around 65 and can be driven with 1 finger on the wheel.
mountainkowboy 10/19/21 05:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Let’s hear your best MPG and driving style ?

07 F53 V10 3V with 5 spd, we have only put 2,500 miles on it since we got it, but 7 mpg towing 6,000lbs at 60-65 mph, and 8 mpg alone running between 65-70 mph. I think I can get into the 8.5 range with time and a good tune. I will later down the road get the Banks exhaust system. It "woke up" my 460 and I expect it to do the same for the V10. Worst mileage......Highway 26 in Oregon, 6% grade for miles with a 40 mph headwind. I used 19 gallons of fuel to go 63 miles. That's 3.3 mpg. As for best mileage.......14.5 mpg in an 05 W22 8.1 with Allison 5 spd, going east from Twin Falls Idaho with a 40 mph tail wind with 60 mph gusts for over 2 hours.
mountainkowboy 10/19/21 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

Never had a diesel Moho, but have had many diesel trucks and drove them all my life for work. I'm on my 3rd gasser, the V10 has proven itself to be fairly bulletproof. It's hard to find a 30' diesel Moho with 2 slides, and the V10 tows just fine for what I need. 300 miles a day is the "all in" drive, and Tiffin makes a decent coach. Oh yeah, we "stole" this coach, this will be our last RV unless it gets totaled somehow.
mountainkowboy 10/19/21 05:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shakedown Run

Always a fun learning experience. It would be money well spent to the metal a slide out awning. Not only for the water, it will also keep the slide out ceiling cool. I has leaf catchers on both slides and they don't help during sideways rain.....lol.
mountainkowboy 10/18/21 12:01pm Class A Motorhomes
Shakedown Run

Directly after we bought it we put new tires on and drove 1,100 miles to socal with all the issues.....bedroom slide broke, had to manually push the slide out and in and use a clamp to keep it in place either way. The water tank was in need of cleaning BADLY. And it needed a total clean and sanitize of the interior. We've spent the last month cleaning and fixing all her ills, and made reservations to Cat Spa, our old private CG that went public years ago, for a shakedown run. We picked there because of the no sulfur hot spring feed hot tubs and pools.....forgot how great they were! Anyhow we spent 5 days and 4 nights going back and forth between full hookups and basically boondocking in the CG, passing with flying colors. The desert was....well the desert. Windy at times and we even got a storm that dumped rain and wind for an hour. This is where we found another issue. The coach didn't leak a drop thankfully, but we had a problem that we didn't plan for. The next morning we pulled up and rigged for driving. It seems that our living room slide pools water on the top, and the slide seals don't push it off when closing. Needless to say the fist time I hit the brakes the "pool" came forward and onto me the driver....ROFLMAO!! It was an interesting moment to say the least. I have a new "chore" when camping in the rain....drop the drivers side of the coach and lift the passenger side, to empty the water. Or squeegee the roof off before...lol. Either way, we are happy to report that she is now a fully functional rig and we are in countdown mode to get on the road. COME ON SPRING!!! https://i.imgur.com/NtRshuil.jpg https://i.imgur.com/rV7keRpl.jpg
mountainkowboy 10/17/21 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need Tires

I went Toyo this time, Michelin hasn't done anything but let me down with their garbage product.
mountainkowboy 10/02/21 01:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Used class a ?

Ok the wife is retiring next summer. We travel now in a artic fox 990 slide in. We are getting older and need more comfort. I have been looking at several older used class a diesel pushers. We really want to keep our purchase price below 60000 $. I have found a pretty nice Dutch star 1999 model with 110000 miles on it. I just don't to have break downs on the road. Should I stay away from older mhs is it worth the risk. Thanks for your opinions. We just went back to a class A from a Truck Camper, the wife's back can't take the climb anymore. Our problem was finding one with the right floorplan vs size. We had a "34" Holiday Rambler that was 37' and was really just to big being from the TC world and ended back in a TC. This Tiffin we found by accident is perfect. 30'-31' total, 2 slides, basement storage, decent capacities, and we got a smokin deal on it. I would have liked to find a diesel, but this was to good of a deal to pass on. F53 Ford chassis, V10 with 5spd auto with 48K on it, and well taken care of. Don't be afraid of gas coaches and IMO go pre 2008.
mountainkowboy 10/01/21 04:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which old motorhome to buy

We looked for over 10 months for aa pre 2008 class A, at least for a price I was willing to pay. We found out 07 on a little dealer lot. It had some issues, but nothing that wasn't easily fixed. We picked it up for 18K under NADA, when most were 10%-20% over NADA. The deals are out there if you look every day. As others have said, unless your going to do suspension mods, the class A will ride MUCH MUCH better.
mountainkowboy 10/01/21 04:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires - The 10 Year Rule

6 years is my timed out, they're hard as a rock by then and ride horrible.
mountainkowboy 09/24/21 11:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Maiden Voyage Blues

Sometimes your the windshield.....sometimes the bug. Our first outing in the Holiday Rambler never happened. We had to be towed due to a blown axle seal, that was however the only time she left us stranded. That was 14 years and 3 RV's ago. https://i.imgur.com/zsnb7fsl.jpg
mountainkowboy 09/20/21 04:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow hall mode

My F53 has a WARNING sticker on the inside fuel door that says NO E85. Ford recommends 87 or higher. It runs perfect on 87 octane. Yup, ours too. I use it most of the time in Tow/Haul mode, I'm at 19,000lbs minimum all the time, and 23K with the toad and the Harley.
mountainkowboy 09/20/21 04:39pm Class A Motorhomes
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