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RE: Dually valve extenders

Another vote for Borg valves. They're not cheap, but I like the way they are stabilized and you don't have to worry about that extension connection where you can't see it!
scbwr 01/10/20 05:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Fulltimer freeze concerns

I've been in low teen temps with our Bay Star and with the gas furnace running, the temps in the water bays have never been a problem. I do have two wireless temp sensors so I can monitor the temps. And, I have two small electric personal heaters (200 watts each) mounted in the water bays with thermocubes if I end up in temps where more heat is needed.
scbwr 11/14/19 06:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: First trip in Class A driving in Smokey Mountains

The V-10 will do everything you want it to do. Never had an issue with my 02 V-10 Excursion and 35ft TT combined weight around 18k lbs. To add to that. I’ve been out west as well as the East. While there are more mountain roads out west, there are some in the east that rival the what can be found in the west! My next purchase will be a 5 star tune for my current MH. I had it with the Excursion and it was amazing. I’m expecting the same for my 2012. What I’m looking to do is improve on the drive by wire system. The factory programming pulls too much throttle when you really need it. I'm happy with the 5 Star Tune mod that I installed on our Bay Star. The modification to the shifting points is the most noticeable improvement and I feel it accelerates a bit better when merging onto highways or passing another vehicle. The Ford V10 meets our needs and budget. A nice DP certainly has quite a few benefits, but it comes at a price.
scbwr 11/14/19 06:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leave slide out?

There's no definitive answer so do what makes you comfortable. Personally, I'd put the slides in when not there based on the idea that if bad storms hit, it's less likely to have a problem with any water intrusion.
scbwr 11/11/19 04:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Closed threads re web problems.

I'm still having major problems with this site. I click on a thread and get the error message. I'm just trying to report the problem. I don't understand why threads regarding this problem get closed. I hope someone is able to resolve this issue. Just try this Thanks for the help. I've made the changes and I'll see how it works. If anyone is interested, the suggested fix has worked. I've been on the site many times without a problem since making the adjustments. Thanks again for the help!
scbwr 11/11/19 04:06am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: H L quality?

Manufacturer of Hy-Line trailers. I believe this may be the company you are looking for. They do make a line of travel trailers that are designed for handicap access. From what I see, their travel trailers seem to be entry level or slightly better quality. They're not very good at giving construction/material specifics. I'd certainly be very cautious and really check their products very thoroughly before purchasing....especially roof construction and potential problems related to water intrusion.
scbwr 11/01/19 06:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Class A. Wheel size

My preference would be to buy a slightly used motor home, so I wouldn't waiting to buy the new Ford model. I ended up buying a used one with the 19" tires and haven't had a problem and it works well for our traveling i.e. we're not full timers. I can see trying to get one with the 22" tires if possible, but I'd be more concerned about floor plan, quality, and cargo capacity if looking for a used unit. If buying new, I'd go for the 22" tire as long as the cargo capacity was is adequate, based upon the reputation for better ride quality with the larger tire.
scbwr 10/31/19 05:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Closed threads re web problems.

I'm still having major problems with this site. I click on a thread and get the error message. I'm just trying to report the problem. I don't understand why threads regarding this problem get closed. I hope someone is able to resolve this issue. Just try this Thanks for the help. I've made the changes and I'll see how it works.
scbwr 10/24/19 06:19am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: New Class A owner. Need some advice

96 Bounder manual Use the link to download the owner's manual. Start switch for generator is usually on dash but there should be a start button on the generator.
scbwr 10/24/19 06:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Using water below freezing?

You can get temperature sensors that have a remote and you can monitor the temps in the area of your water tank. There is also the option of plugging in a personal electric heater (low wattage) that will give off enough heat in the compartment to prevent freezing. The electric heater can be plugged into a thermal coupler that will cut in at a specified temp. My Bay Star gets enough heat in the water bay that I've had no problems when the temps were in the teens if I used the propane furnace.
scbwr 10/22/19 02:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Resent 2016-2019 Jayco qualiity?

Based upon my research a couple of years ago and our purchase, I'll suggest the following. Consider buying used as motorhomes (especially gas) take a big depreciation. Combine that with the fact that if it's your first motor home, your likely to trade it in at some point when you've had more experience and know what you would like to have in terms of space, floor plan, size, etc. For gas motorhomes, from what we saw, go for a used Newmar, Tiffen or Winnebago/Itasca. I believe you will get a better unit and more bang for the buck than buying new. We ended up with our Newmar because it was the right size and we were able to get it at a price that we could afford. It had the added bonus of coming with an extended warranty that only cost $100 and has already been used to replace a AC unit. There is a bonus to buying new as you do get a warranty. However, by buying used, you may save enough to pay for an extended warranty. I've never thought of extended warranties being a very good idea when we had popup tent campers and two travel trailers, but with a motorhome, I'm feeling a little different. I'm considering extending our warranty when it's due to expire, depending on what kind of coverage I can select, deductable, etc. Whatever you do, take your time and really look. In our case, we were originally going to buy something from the 2005-2008 models. But after looking at how they are typically worn and dated, we decided to go a bit newer and not have to get into replacing carpeting, floors, furniture so soon. On our Newmar, we have taken out one of the two sofas and replaced with a smaller recliner and end table/cabinet. Eventually, I'd like to replace the other sofa only because I would like to change the color. Best of luck!
scbwr 10/20/19 08:34am Class A Motorhomes
Closed threads re web problems.

I'm still having major problems with this site. I click on a thread and get the error message. I'm just trying to report the problem. I don't understand why threads regarding this problem get closed. I hope someone is able to resolve this issue.
scbwr 10/17/19 06:26am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Error Messages

The problems seems to be getting worse! I switched to using the rv.net portal and still get error messages every time I try to access the class A motor home forum. Something is definitely screwing up the works and needs to be fixed.
scbwr 10/07/19 06:45am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: We're sorry. An error has occurred.

And again....time to say goodbye to this forum!
scbwr 10/03/19 04:40am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: We're sorry. An error has occurred.

I've posted about this before. I've been using the rv.net portal rather than the trailer life portal and it seemed to be better until today. I've now encountered the error page twice. There is some sort of problem with the site, but they don't seem to be able to get to the root of it.
scbwr 10/03/19 04:38am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Short MH's

This article on wheel base ratio may be of interest. https://axleaddict.com/rvs/Why-RV-Wheel-Base-Ratio-Is-Important Hog wash! If you can't figure out why a coach handles poorly, blame it on the wheel base to chassis ratio. I drive what is considered one of those foul handling coaches. 190" wheel base, 33' coach. It drives and handles quite well. Get the chassis and steering right and they'll all drive well. Yes I still do part time work in the alignment business. Richard You may think of it as you wish, I was simply sharing an article indicating that road handling may be affected by wheel base ratio. I'm no expert on the subject nor do I claim the article to be "the final word". But in my online reading, there seems to be more stability issues with gas motor homes with shorter wheel bases. And if you look at it, the larger DP coaches have longer wheel bases and aren't prone to the handling problems of the Ford F53 chassis. That's not to minimize the importance of front end alignment, proper tire inflation, maintenance of steering components, etc.
scbwr 09/30/19 07:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: February Camping From Long Island?

I'd head south, at least as far as Charleston, SC or Savannah, GA or further south to St. Mary's, GA which is near Cumberland Island. If my memory serves me correctly, there is a nice state park near St. Mary's and it's convenient to taking the ferry service to Cumberland Island, which is an interesting place! I realize that these areas are probably in excess of 5 hours, but in February, the weather can be real dicey anywhere north of those locations.
scbwr 09/23/19 06:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Short MH's

This article on wheel base ratio may be of interest. https://axleaddict.com/rvs/Why-RV-Wheel-Base-Ratio-Is-Important As to how the handling may vary between the F53 chassis and the 450 chassis, I don't know.
scbwr 09/22/19 05:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newmar Sold

We've had our Newmar Bay Star for over a year and we are very impressed with the quality and plan to keep it for many years. Winnebago is still one of the better rv manufacturers but they can be inconsistent. We purchased a 2014 2201DS Minnie travel trailer new, and it was a very nice trailer. For the first couple of years, the Minnie line got high praises from purchasers, and then there were reports of some shoddy workmanship. I haven't followed the market, but I think they still make some good trailers, but you have to watch out for some lemons that get through the factory. When looking for a used gas motorhome, Winnebago was on our short list with Newmar and Tiffin. I would still consider a Winnebago, but some of their lower/cheaper motor homes are definitely lower quality. In contrast, our Newmar BS is their entry level motor home but built to a high quality standard. Time will tell what Winnebago does to the Newmar quality standard.
scbwr 09/19/19 05:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: For Standard Gear, What's your ladder of choice?

The specific reason I wanted it was to be able to more easily clean my windshield. I don’t need it to get on top the RV, as I have a ladder in the rear I can use for that purpose. Besides my goal was to have something as compact and easily storable as possible, and I think this latter will accomplish that. It’s not like I’m going to be pulling it in and out all the time… Based on that, check out the GP logistics due to how compact it is for storage, and will work for what you want to do.
scbwr 09/19/19 05:40am Class A Motorhomes
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