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RE: Best ride for the buck

Newer pick up and a travel trailer. Our new truck and FW rides just fine. What we miss are the advantages of a Class A while travelling. As we travel further and make plans for longer and longer trips, things like bathroom accessibility, travelling with pets, access to food etc etc, while on the road become more important. When we bought our FW our plans were to travel shorter and stay longer. Now we are shifting to travelling longer and staying shorter. And after having a FW for 2 years I can say that parking, driving etc are so much easier in a Class A - for me anyway. A towed car behind a MH tracks with the MH. FW is a whole different animal. And I would guess a truck and TT would be worse than a FW. You stated the case very well, I've heard it said that if you arrive and stay awhile a 5th wheel may be better suited but if you tend to travel more, then a moho makes sense. We are on our 2nd pusher and when moving from a gasser the quietness sold us immediately, we didn't have to yell at each other, we could hear the radio, & tv. When stopping, there is no need to get out if it's raining or dark, etc. My BILs with 5th used to say you have to drag a car around I said, you have to drag a trailer around, and you have to stop for the DW to pee. Besides, I've got 2 vehicles in case something goes wrong, and having an extra vehicle has saved me a couple of times, I just unhooked and drove to get a part, another time was to go get fuel. That said most RVs just sit unused or they are used very little which is a shame but life gets in the way. Either one trailer, gasser, or diesel is great fun if you use it.
oldave 09/24/22 04:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sanitizing your RV water storage tank

It's modern math!!! You can get any answer you want. :h
oldave 09/16/22 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: oil change

Find a storm drain and let her rip. NO NO NO don't do it. It's not right and a good way to end up in jail. Or at least a hefty fine. Those days are long gone and were always wrong. Plus it'll give all RVers a bad reputation++++
oldave 08/25/22 08:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: oil change

One thing I'll add is since my Cummins ISL diesel filter holds approx 2 quarts of really black oil I punch a hole in the bottom and let it drain while the engine drains. Full of oil it's heavy and if I dropped it, it's bound to make a mess.
oldave 08/24/22 05:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Clogged Black Tank

You gotta always have some water in there. That stuff will dry and turn to concrete or maybe it's crapcrete. Anyway, water is your friend. I have added lots of water just to dump. I knew not much was in there but wanted to dump before getting home. I like to have a strong swoosh of a dump so add water, then dumped, add water again for another dump then add water again to go home.
oldave 08/19/22 08:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Clogged Black Tank

Well, it appears he at least got it drained & forgot to come back. Or he's still sputtering, spitting, and cleaning up. We need to know.
oldave 08/18/22 04:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New to RVing and Already Upgrading

Uh Oh I think I see a 45-footer before long. When you go full time you'll love the space. Time marches on so go have fun on your travels
oldave 08/11/22 05:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Zone 2 ac putting out heat,ie. COOL on.

He has an 06 Travel Supreme which I believe has a 5 button thermostat unless it's all been changed.
oldave 08/03/22 08:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Considering first DP - any advice?

I have had DPs since 1997 even a Monaco Dynasty with 4 slides and 450hp. I hated that thing and only kept it a year. Interesting, I always considered the Dynasty to be the gold standard of RVs. Never heard bad things about them before. What made you hate yours?
oldave 07/29/22 02:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel fuel prices … how is that affecting your RV travel ?

As one man put it, I can buy fuel but I cannot buy more time. Prices will curtail most people's travel, and even stop many of them, but some have the resources and determination to not be deterred at all. We didn't have any trips planned this summer anyway. However, it's not diesel or gas prices stopping us. When we resume travel it won't be as we were accustomed. No long and extended trips for now, hopefully later
oldave 06/12/22 07:50am RV Lifestyle
RE: best way to sell

While I don't do Facebook I think I would to sell my motorhome. From people that I know, Facebook marketplace is where it's at now
oldave 06/08/22 07:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan 7500 need parts

Get the belt from Cummins because there is no adjustment so the belt must be a near-perfect fit. My gen is on a slide so I could sit up in the space in back of the gen. Removed the necessary panels to get at it. Started 1 of the 4 pulley screws loosely, installed the belt then rotated until the other screws lined up. Don't roll the belt or force it on.
oldave 04/30/22 12:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Taos and Santa Fe with 37’ Taos motorhome

Be prepared for lots of walking because I don't think you will be parking close to anything. As stated those are very old cities, very congested especially the areas you'll be wanting to visit.
oldave 04/05/22 07:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Portable Satellite Dish for Direct TV?

With DTV you are limited to a large dish with 3 LNBs in order to get HD and all of the channels. I currently have DTV that is SD so we can have in motion TV but they keep dropping channels from my programming. However, I don't believe you can even get the SD receivers anymore. They are trying to force me to get HD equipment which I don't want to do. We have been with DTV for about 25 yrs but I plan to change to Dish Net where I believe I can get both HD and in motion along with a friendlier company.
oldave 03/07/22 08:09am Technology Corner
RE: What to do about fire damage

As far as I can see we still don't know what make, model or year the coach is. Those things are important to determine if the coach is even worth fixing. Fire damage can be incredibly expensive and lengthy to repair correctly. The OPs profile shows a 2004 Alpenlite Medinah 5th wheel trailer worth $32k. We know that's incorrect but ???
oldave 02/17/22 07:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A luggage door hole repair

You should tell us what kind of coach you have. I have a Monaco and my bay/luggage doors are aluminum. The skin is held on to it's frame by double-sided tape and riveted at the top to the hinge. I bet yours is about the same. Most people take the door to a metal shop and have it reskinned then painted.
oldave 02/12/22 08:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to do about fire damage

I assume you have insurance, call them, they need to be involved. Since we have no idea what coach you have and the extent of damage it's hard to give advice. Fire repairs can be so expensive you may be looking at a total. Totaling the coach would probably be the fastest solution.
oldave 02/12/22 06:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas pump keeps clicking off and slowly fills gas tank

When we had our gas rig we had the same problem. I noticed it would fill pretty well until it got to about 1/2 full then it would start what you described, cutting off and get really really slow. What I found was that the fill pipe did not enter the top of the tank instead it entered the side at approx 1/2 full level. I decided that when the gas in the tank covered the fill pipe the gas entering after that had to lift the gas in the tank resulting in a slow fill Sorry, I never did come up with a fix I just lived with it.
oldave 02/08/22 04:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water heater

Posters above have hit all around the issue at hand, that is you can probably never drain or blow all of the water out of an Aquahot. The problem is, there is not a tank instead the water is stored in coils of copper pipe. People have tried to winterize by blowing the water out only to find some water remained, and that water froze bursting the coil $$$$$. The manual above is not for your Aquahot, yours is probably an AHE-100-02S. So here's hoping that it has not already frozen. If the heat ( Aquahot ) has been running you are probably ok. If your water flow seems good you need to winterize. Buy RV Camco anti-freeze and make sure the Aquahot has anti-freeze.
oldave 01/15/22 08:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Toad braking System

Initially i thought the brakemaster 9160 for air brakes looked good, but have now been made aware that an airline failure in the toad could negatively impact my coach air brakes. Thanks! The info you received is not true. I have used a Brake master for approx 20 yrs. It is so simple and so basic, and that's its advantage IMHO. Any air brake system for your toad will have an umbilical hose that is plugged in when you tow. Once I failed to couple the hose good at the toad while we were traveling, the coupler dragged on the hiway for miles and miles, the brass coupler was gone. The Air hose was wide open, I never knew it, my brakes on the coach worked fine, and my air pressure stayed up. Air only comes out of that hose when applying the brake. It wasn't until in traffic I began to notice the toad brakes weren't working, coach brakes still worked fine. I bought a new coupler at Graingers and we were on our way. IMHO a Brakebuddy is far more apt to malfunction than any of the toad air brake systems. I have read of many going from a Brakebuddy to an air system, never the other way. BTW 20 yrs ago I was going to use the M&G system but it wouldn't fit the toad we had.
oldave 01/09/22 08:17am Dinghy Towing
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