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RE: ? Heat & Air on Ford Chassis?

Almost always run the genset and house AC in the coach or the furnace depending on the time of year. For us, it's one of the reasons we bought a motorhome, to have all the comforts of home in a rolling apartment. The additional fuel usage is negligible at best. Our comfort is far more important.
way2roll 03/13/19 02:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small Class A with Twin beds no slides

I think you will have more luck with a small C or B+. Very few options in the Class A for 26 footers (nothing short of that) and I think the ride will suffer. A class B+ will ride much better and have higher MPG. Although I think you would spend more money on a B+ than a shorty A.
way2roll 03/08/19 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gee,No More Winnebago/Itasca Elipse/Tour/GrandTour/ElpsUltra

Not surprising. RV manufacturers come out with new lines to replace old ones all the time. In order to stay competitive they have to refresh the brand. Very normal. And it's just a name, lots of the same configurations and parts with a different badge and theme. It's called marketing and branding and its focus is to bring your attention(and money) with something "new" and shiny.
way2roll 03/06/19 07:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 13 F150 as a toad with a 99 newmar 8.3 Cummins

According to the dinghy guide, that model year can be towed 4 down. It's heavy though so as long as your hitch can handle it and you don't exceed your MH towing capacity, sounds like it's ok.
way2roll 03/03/19 05:41am Dinghy Towing
RE: Kwikee series 32

You mention that the unit has "fallen out" several times. Do you mean the entire step motor assembly? Why would this happen? If it were me I would solve the root of the problem and replace with a new unit. Sounds like the individual gears aren't available anyway.
way2roll 02/25/19 06:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Vehicle gps tracker for insurance

I took an old unused smartphone and put the life360 app on it and stuck it in the back pocket of the front seat plugged into a charger cord.... I can see where my vehicle is all the time... Don't you still have to have a data plan for that phone?
way2roll 02/23/19 05:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Immobilizer for Class A motorhome.

I saw your other post about a GPS tracker - do you park your RV in downtown Philly? What sort of security outside of a locked door and removing the keys are you looking for?
way2roll 02/22/19 01:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Vehicle gps tracker for insurance

Any tracker suitable for a car. It doesn't have to be RV specific. But you typically pay for that service. many have an app you could track on your phone.
way2roll 02/22/19 01:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Audio interference

In my limited experience, anytime a working piece of automobile audio equipment starts to get a hum that it didn't have before, it was a ground. Grounds get corroded, loose, etc. My bet is it's the ground for the stereo.
way2roll 02/21/19 12:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: One of the better Scam ads I've seen

That brings me to next logical question: how do I know if seller is the owner? Ask to see title, and state ID, then run VIN to see if name matches to ID and Title? Will VIN check show owners name? I'm sure title could be fake and ID too. If you selling 25K that not yours, it worth time and money to forge ID and Title. How to protect yourself when buying used RV? Private sale for cash the due diligence is harder. Going through a lender they will validate all the information and provide the means for a safe sale.
way2roll 02/21/19 06:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ? Winnebago Surprise & Question

No one uses DVD players anymore. They've gone the way of 8 tracks. Everyone streams..Dennis That's not really true. DVD sales are still strong through 2018 at $4 billion. Streaming was $12 billion so DVD's are still 1/3 of home entertainment sales. Not everyone has an unlimited data account or stores of media on devices. Young kids are especially entertained by DVD's - cheap and easy. I agree streaming is fazing them out, but it's hardly accurate to say no one uses them anymore. Streaming dominates the home market, but it doesn't dominate the RV segment where data is costly.
way2roll 02/20/19 03:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ? Winnebago Surprise & Question

Vista LX 35F. Per lunchtime call to Winnebago this and many of their other models do not come with a CD-DVD-Bluray player, and it isn't Winnebago optional equipment. Instead, the RV is wired for cell/tablet streaming and comes with several adapters for different makes of phone/tablet/whatever. Addendum to my original misleading post. The media center doesn't have a gaping hole where the DVD player would go, there are two punch-out plates, one for audio-video other for satellite. Dealer carries three different brands DVD-Bluray and would give me one but they're all too big to fit in the media center 'hole'. I am sure you could find one on Amazon for $40 or less. It is surprising they are making units stream ready and without DVD players. While I agree this is where we are going, until cell companies offer truly unlimited cellular data plans, you'd spend a LOT of money streaming shows and movies. Cable internet streaming is easy and cheap, cellular - not so much.
way2roll 02/20/19 12:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ? Winnebago Surprise & Question

Scratching my head why this is an issue. Any dealer worth his salt would pony up for a $50 DVD player to make a deal. And if you can request what equipment you want, not sure what the problem is. I haven't seen ANY complaints on here about Winnie not providing any entertainment equipment. Did you ask?
way2roll 02/20/19 07:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing weight limit

I must have dumb blind luck.. I never gave any attention to the hitch when I bought our coach. But after reading posts here about hitches I went out and looked. Our hitch is all welded into the rear frame of the coach and rated at 10K. Now I believe I know why Newmar has the reputation they do. Better coach,= less worries. Most DP's have a 10k hitch.
way2roll 02/19/19 10:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing weight limit

I think your question is about a toy hauler not the DP you mentioned. I have no idea what my 32ft Pace tri axel trailer with a door car, atv, generator, etc weighs but I have towed it over 100,000mi behind my 40ft Winnebago DP with a factory hitch and never had any sign of a problem. I check everything closely and often. What I find on this site is often more what you can't do rather than what you can do by experts that have never done it...But I see 7000+lb trailers all over the race tracks many being towed by 1/2 ton pickups and class C motorhomes which I doubt have a class V hitch..Just my thoughts. Advising someone to ignore and exceed the limits of their equipment is pretty irresponsible. It's likely you have a 10k hitch on yours in which you probably are fine. With a 5k hitch you probably wouldn't be.
way2roll 02/19/19 07:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Class A Buyer with Questions

Ok been researching for supplemental braking for a Jeep Wrangler. What is the best system? I don't want a $1000 system that's gonna drag my Jeep around with the brakes on. Does everyone even use supplemental braking? See my note above. ready Brute Elite tow bars have a supplemental brake included.
way2roll 02/14/19 02:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motor home tire pressure

The motor home manufacture puts a decal close to the drivers seat with recommended tire pressures on it. That should be all you need. Richard There are a few issues with this method. First, many owners change the brand and type of tires. This will change the specs based on tire manufacturers since they are different than what left the factory. Also I have found in the few MH's that I have owned, that when I weighed my rig it was pretty far off from what the actual weights were (even unloaded). While I agree that some folks overthink this and tires being what they are engineered to do, will perform in a pretty wide range of temps and pressures. But the most effective way to do it right - and you only have to do it once, is to weigh your rig as it's prepped for travel, and adjust PSI based on the tire manufacturers chart. That's it. Check it cold before driving, and get a TPMS. Not only is this the safest method it's probably also the best method for proper ride and control. And have fun watching the TPMS as your tires go through all sorts of temp and psi changes as you drive. I was amazed at how one side heats more than the other based on road crown, wind or the sun. Hard not to freak out until you start to learn what tires are capable of.
way2roll 02/14/19 01:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looked at an older RV

Countless numbers of RV's on the road with rubber, tpo, etc - soft material roofs, with absolutely no issues. Some folks will tell you it absolutely has to be fiberglass and I say BS. Fiberglass roofs have their share of issues as well. The roof material would not be a deal breaker unless there was a specific issue about that particular roof (like the winnies with fiberglass seams and the roofs pulling off from lack of maintenance) So no, the type of roof would not be an issue for me. The condition of the roof is. And I don't care what kind of roof you have, failure points are very seldom the material itself and more about all the holes in them from various things, like AC, vents, cap seams etc. And all roofs, no matter the material, have that.
way2roll 02/13/19 02:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Class A Buyer with Questions

I went with the ready brute elite tow bars. There is a mechanical surge brake that is super easy to hook up, just clip one cable, no crawling under the seat installing a system wedged, nothing to remove, no air or electronics to fail, it's just mechanically cable actuated. Super easy, cheap and effective. RB
way2roll 02/13/19 12:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Class A Buyer with Questions

I do know it has a 5000lb hitch and our Jeep weighs 4400 lbs. I don't want a heavy aftermarket front bumper for towing and besides we like the bumper we have. Any recommendations on the best way to brake assist the Jeep? Check out base plates from Blue OX and Road master. I don't think they require a new bumper. I don't own a Jeep but I have read they are one of the easiest to mount base plates. I know on our CRV it didn't require a special bumper.
way2roll 02/13/19 11:01am Class A Motorhomes
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