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RE: DP side mount radiator is aluminum or copper better?

As with most things, it not as simple as which one is better. Copper conducts heat better (water to metal), but aluminum transfers heat better into the environment (metal to air). The real key is heat dissipation of both radiators, which considers many different factors (ie: materials, size, number of rows, fin design and spacing, air flow, etc). Do the manufactures provide any info on total heat dissipation? 05 Travel Supreme Envoy info
sailor_lou 08/13/19 06:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing built in CO/LP detector

Although mine has past the expiration date I check it's operation every year and since it is still functioning I leave it in place. I've also installed an additional battery operated detector so I have two detectors running at all times. Why discard the functioning unit? Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 07/31/19 05:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Serpentine belt

My C7 has a single serpentine belt that also spins the water pump. Even with my rear radiator setup I can change it myself in about 15-20 minutes and the only tool needed is a 1/2" drive ratchet to move the tensioner. Actually the most difficult part is removing all the "stuff" (my wife's clothes, shoes and the cat's bed) out of the rear closet to open the hatch in the floor. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 06/22/19 06:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: GoodSams Early Renewal $50 Gift Certificates

It's amazing how some people can complaint about anything. If you don't want to follow a few simple rules, you need not apply. However, many of us live close to a Camping World store and just like any other retailer, some items are reasonably priced and others not so much. Considering the certificates do not cost anything, I see it as a good deal and say THANKS to the OP. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/27/19 11:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Turbo leak

As far as integrity of the cooler I'd say you are good-to-go. Were you able to find any turbo blade piece/parts on the inlet? Since it is lightweight aluminum, maybe a good shop vac could pull something out if it's in there. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/06/19 03:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Balancing Rear Tires?

Another vote for balance them all. I have been happy with the beads on the RV and they are not very expensive. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 05/06/19 03:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Turbo leak

As the others have noted, this is not a job for WD40. Use a true penetrating oil like Kroil (the best IMO) or PB Blaster. Good luck and safe travels. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/29/19 07:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Michelin tires

Even if it is true the cause of the Michelin cracking is due to the low mileage. Doesn't logic dictate they are a poor tire choice for a majority of RVer's who only average around 6k miles/yr? Based on what I have read and some personal experience with other tire manufacturers, I don't see that Michelins are worth the additional cost for your average RVer. Just my $0.02. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 04/19/19 05:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 22.5 tires $$$$ ?

Last time around I went with Bridgestones, $2600 out the door with mounting and balancing (beads). I have found if properly maintained (cleaned with no petroleum based products, inflated to spec, frequent checks for road damage & covered when not in use), tires will last well beyond 5 years. I have always gone 10 years and other than some small sidewall cracking (only seen this on the Michelins), I've never had an issue. I usually check out the interior of the old tires when I replace them and so far, they always look like new (no visible internal cracking). Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/19/19 07:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2004 Generac Diesel generator. Any good?

A motor rewind shop can repair a rotor and/or stator. I had to repair the Onan rotor on my previous rig (97 Winne Vectra) after mice made a nest inside and it was less than half the cost of a replacement. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 03/18/19 06:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newbie Question

Mods over the last several years (not including any maintenance activities): - Fabricated a shelf behind the couch so the cats could look out the window. (Not a significant mod, but I mention it because it was the first and my wife requested it). - Upgraded dash stereo and interior speakers and installed a stereo/speakers in basement. - Added power cord reel with remote and a manual hose reel. - Replaced dark tinted skylight over shower with a translucent one to bring in more light. - Replaced the solar panel on roof with a larger unit. - Replaced all the halogen ceiling lamps with LED's. - Upgraded main cabin and bedroom TV's to digital with a soundbar. - Installed flat screen TV in basement. - Removed mirror behind cooktop and tiled backsplash. - Installed awnings over all the exterior windows. - Removed Norcold and replaced with residential fridge. - Replaced outside docking lights with LED assemblies. - Updated satellite dish on roof. I'm sure there are a few others, but all minor in nature. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/22/19 07:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Look, New Trend, Let Me Be the 1st

I think they look good. Nice job !! Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/11/19 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Just venting....

As noted above, installing a power cord reel is pretty simple. I even added a wireless remote so extending/retracting the cable is at the touch of a button on the FOB as I walk the connector to and from the pedestal. For me, it well worth the cost and effort. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 01/10/19 07:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Surge Protector

I'm sure a genset voltage/frequency problem can happen, but never heard of it and believe it is rare. As a result, I wired my surge protector on the incoming shore power cable to also protect the transfer switch. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 12/01/18 06:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many driving hours per day?

We usually hit the road around 10:00 and around 3:00 I'm thinking Happy Hour, so we find the next decent campground. We are retired so miles/day is not an important number to us. :C Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 11/20/18 02:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: rv ownership

Making it through a trip without any serious problems. :B Does that actually happen? :)About 95% of the time. So far, 100% of the time. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 10/20/18 07:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Alternator issues

12 VDC is too low. Rather than replacing it with another low quality product I usually bring alternators to a rewind shop for repair. A good shop will repair it better than new for less money with higher quality bearings, a heavy duty diode bank and regulator and will also improve the conformal coating on the windings. Here is a place I've used that's not too far away from you: Joe's Auto Electric I do not work/own this business, just a happy customer. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 10/08/18 06:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold lawsuit

I received mine a few months back also. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 10/03/18 06:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Experience With Radiator Replacement

My rig was supplied with the CAC stacked on top of the radiator so there is no issue getting debris trapped between the components. If you are replacing items and plan on keeping the rig a long time maybe this is an option to consider. Good luck. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy CAT C7 (with rear rad)
sailor_lou 10/03/18 06:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Satellite dish install question

Pretty much any screw will be fine in this application and it has nothing to do with being "lazy and not willing to do a proper installation." The King bracket is fabricated from plastic (no galvanic corrosions issues) and most likely the installation will be screwing through the roofing material (fiberglass or some form of synthetic membrane) into relatively thin plywood. The King bracket has mounting holes for nine screws so the strength of the screw is certainly not the limiting factor. Let's not over complicate a pretty easy job. The SS hardware is more than adequate and will be less likely to rust should moisture come in contact with the head of the screw. Lou 05 Travel Supreme Envoy
sailor_lou 09/02/18 06:35am Class A Motorhomes
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