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RE: How important is tire size to your selection?

Many don't check any of this out before purchase and concentrate on the fireplace and big TV. Fact is and if I'm looking to buy a DP, I first look in the rear for a side radiator, while most head for the entry door for checking out said TV and fireplace. But then, that's for another topic. while the salesman makes a mad dash for the button to demonstrate the electric awning with the LED lights. :) bumpy There ya go and about the extent of what their knowledge is of the machine itself. Just try asking them some real questions and see what you get. Makes no never mind really and with one needing to know everything about what they want, before seriously shopping around. For instance made a phone offer with contingencies on our last one, after deciding on what we wanted. Still missed the part of where that extra ton of CCC was and assuming it was overall. Shame on me, but not a problem as we always tow four down anyway.
tropical36 11/24/20 09:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How important is tire size to your selection?

If I’m reading you right, the 22 is better and holds more weight. But the 19 has been around a long time and does fine if additional weight isn’t a factor? This is true and for example, our old coach was well under weight for the 19.5" tires. It had a tag axle for an additional 4500 lbs. but only because it was 36ft long and on a GM P32 chassis. At the same time, pulling our Jeep put an extra ton of overload on it and only because of the GM 4L80E transmission. No problem however, except for long 6% grades in the heat of summer. Now with our present coach and 22.5 tires, the rear is at max GVWR when loaded for travel, but because of the axle, not the tires. Still a ton to the good on the front. As for GCWR, we can pull 15K lbs and stay within specs. and just as long as it's not a trailer with hitch weight to contend with and even though the hitch rating is 1500lbs. Many don't check any of this out before purchase and concentrate on the fireplace and big TV. Fact is and if I'm looking to buy a DP, I first look in the rear for a side radiator, while most head for the entry door for checking out said TV and fireplace. But then, that's for another topic.
tropical36 11/23/20 06:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How important is tire size to your selection?

Some motorhomes have 22.5 tires while others have 19.5. The style, meaning price point is the same. But as I said they have different size tires. How important is that in the big selection process? I've never seen a motorhome that didn't have adequate wheels and tires for the chassis it was on. Thing to watch out for is CCC and GCWR, which many fail in miserably and for a number of reasons. Axles capacity for one and most importantly for the latter, the transmission. Having said all that, the larger wheels could very well account for more CCC and GVWR. Apples to Apples, I'd go with the 22.5's.
tropical36 11/23/20 02:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: slide topper replacement ACE 30.1 2016

I found a way for making it a simple one man job and have done two of mine so far. Put the slide about half way out where you have some room to work. Then, take up a little slack and C clamp or other, on the opposite side of where you'll be removing it. Then use a drill for widening the slot towards the end of the roller on the other end. Spray the whole slot with some slickum, like silicon and after removing the track anchors on the coach body, slide the thing out, little by little. Clickity.... Can't seem to fix this thing with it saying that I used invalid formatting. Let's try the uTube link again ... https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+replace+a+carefree+slide+topper&oq=how+to+replace+a+carefree+slide+topper&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i22i30i457j0i22i30j69i61l2.17610j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_joOtX4iEBcaA5wKUw4fIBg12
tropical36 11/12/20 11:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: slide topper replacement ACE 30.1 2016

I found a way for making it a simple one man job and have done two of mine so far. Put the slide about half way out where you have some room to work. Then, take up a little slack and C clamp or other, on the opposite side of where you'll be removing it. Then use a drill for widening the slot towards the end of the roller on the other end. Spray the whole slot with some slickum, like silicon and after removing the track anchors on the coach body, slide the thing out, little by little. Clickity....
tropical36 11/12/20 11:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2000 Safari Sahara Slide out inop

Hi guys! So, new to me Sahara has the main slideout stuck open and it won't close. I took the cylinder out to move it, but I have no idea how to troubleshoot it. Anybody knows where is the pump? Normal failure modes? Any help will be greatly appreciated! So hydraulic, rather than Power Gear Electric. Can't help much, this being the case, but do wish to follow towards a solution, where others should be able to help you.
tropical36 11/11/20 05:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tv reception with air antenna

my reception with my air antenna works well in my driveway but at various campgrounds get no channels at all. These campgrounds are not remote and near densely populated areas. I know the boost works and the selector in set at antenna. I don not want to go to an rv service center near home and pay big labor rates for them to tell me all is well. also all cables to the selector box are secure. help Shouldn't be a problem, as our old batwing works well. Usually leave it straight ahead and scan all TV's. If needed, rotate CW a few degrees and recheck along with a rescan if necessary. We usually ignore the park cable service, since they're most always analog signals.
tropical36 10/30/20 07:56am Technology Corner
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