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Posted: 07/21/20 07:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fadumpt wrote:

The power cable isn't completely hardwired in the 2015 cruise america 28a (not sure about other models and years) the other end is still a plug-in. It's basically a moot point but useful to know if you ever needed to replace it, etc
The little door says Furrion 30a 125v
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I had to go look at my 2016 23A and I stand corrected. Mine is set up much like fadumpt's 2015 28A.

This is good news as I might want to replace the cable now that I know it should be an easy swap.


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On question for purchasers of former Cruise America rentals. Do you remember how long it took for you to get title from Cruise America in the mail?

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On question for purchasers of former Cruise America rentals. Do you remember how long it took for you to get title from Cruise America in the mail?


It took about 3 1/2 weeks to get the title and about the same to get the $300 rental car reimbursement check.


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I just found out my 28A is due in Denver this weekend. Of course it has to get inspected and issues fixed but now that it's getting more 'real' I'm trying to come up with a list of possibly sensible upgrades. To be modified by experience once I actually use it of course.

So far at the top of the list are rear view camera, TPMS (due to the dual rear wheels), Driver/Passenger seats, shocks and sway bar. I was wondering about leveling jacks. Has anyone added these as an aftermarket option? Is there an accepted opinion on whether or not it's a good idea?

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eldel,that sounds great. Your list of upgrades sounds very good.

On the TPMS make sure that you put them on metal valve stems, I would suggest the Extended Valve Stems from Dually Valve is a great choice. They make checking the air pressure a lot easier and are made for TPMS use.

A good set of Bilstein Shocks would also be a great addition.

Good Luck on the pickup of the RV and please come on back and tell us how it all went.


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IAMICHABOD wrote:

eldel,that sounds great. Your list of upgrades sounds very good.

On the TPMS make sure that you put them on metal valve stems, I would suggest the Extended Valve Stems from Dually Valve is a great choice. They make checking the air pressure a lot easier and are made for TPMS use.

A good set of Bilstein Shocks would also be a great addition.

Good Luck on the pickup of the RV and please come on back and tell us how it all went.


We had dually valve stems already fitted by Cruise America on our 27G which i always thought was great. Then i thought about my spare which had a long straight stem for the inner dualy position and wondered if it would cause a problem fitting this anywhere else if needed in an emergency (never had to do it). Also there has been problems with renewing tires and the valve stem getting in the way on the tire rig - with difficulty it was done twice OK. The problem being Walmart did not have any spare stems.Any ones thoughts on trhois and is it a good idea to carry a spare set?


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cencerrita wrote:

IAMICHABOD wrote:

eldel,that sounds great. Your list of upgrades sounds very good.

On the TPMS make sure that you put them on metal valve stems, I would suggest the Extended Valve Stems from Dually Valve is a great choice. They make checking the air pressure a lot easier and are made for TPMS use.

A good set of Bilstein Shocks would also be a great addition.

Good Luck on the pickup of the RV and please come on back and tell us how it all went.


We had dually valve stems already fitted by Cruise America on our 27G which i always thought was great. Then i thought about my spare which had a long straight stem for the inner dualy position and wondered if it would cause a problem fitting this anywhere else if needed in an emergency (never had to do it). Also there has been problems with renewing tires and the valve stem getting in the way on the tire rig - with difficulty it was done twice OK. The problem being Walmart did not have any spare stems.Any ones thoughts on trhois and is it a good idea to carry a spare set?


Just found this on trhe dually link given
TPMS
Duallyvalve stems DO NOT work with INTERNAL TPMS. Duallyvalves can work with External TPMS that go on the end of the valve stem.


Balancing
Having Duallyvalves makes it difficult for the tire shop to balance your inner tires on a standard machine due to the long inner valve stem. Duallyvalve is compatible with internal Balancing Compounds.


Tire Rotation
Having Duallyvalves make it difficult for the tire shop to rotate your tires. Inner stems, Outer stems and Front stems are all different. You can rotate Inner with Inner, Outer with Outer and Front with Front.

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eldel wrote:

I just found out my 28A is due in Denver this weekend. Of course it has to get inspected and issues fixed but now that it's getting more 'real' I'm trying to come up with a list of possibly sensible upgrades. To be modified by experience once I actually use it of course.

So far at the top of the list are rear view camera, TPMS (due to the dual rear wheels), Driver/Passenger seats, shocks and sway bar. I was wondering about leveling jacks. Has anyone added these as an aftermarket option? Is there an accepted opinion on whether or not it's a good idea?

Thanks


All good upgrades, and consider the steering stabilizer, my original one was week and could be moved with two fingers when I took it off.

As for leveling jacks, I skipped them, just stuck on two stick on trailer levelers just inside the coach door. Like these.
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Then I have couple scrap wood 2x8's, and 20 ton bottle jack from Harbor Freight (for flats if needed) that I bring in the RV. Also a couple a jack stands at home, but in almost 4 years of use, I have yet to need any of them, RV campgrounds have level spots, and dry camping, I've always lucked out and found level ground.

One added bonus of the new front and rear beefier sway bars, the RV has little to no rocking when camped and people walking around inside.
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Rex60baker wrote:

Recently bought a used Class C 2019 Coachman 220QB from RV dealer they obtained from Road Bear RV. 22k miles and like new. The overhead cab window has the Road Bear name on it and trying to remove. The window is plexiglass so I can't use chemicals or heat. It doesn't seem to be a decal and can't feel it raised like painted letters. Using light polishing compounds but not very successful. Any ideas out there?
Thanks in advance! Great forum!


We just made the same purchase Rex60baker. How has your experience been so far? This is our first MH and truth be told I have anxiety about buying a former rental though as you say, " 22k miles and like new". Any feedback, good or bad, is appreciated!

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Hi, I finally purchased a 2015 Thor Majestic 28a from Cruise America last weekend. Only 99,000 miles!! I am wondering if anyone with this model of RV has increased there battery bank to two 6 volt or two 12 volt batteries. I don't believe the battery compartment in its current state is large enough to fit two batteries unless the metal slide out tray is modified. Is this even possible to make the battery tray larger? I really want to be able to boondock and am unsure of how to solve this problem or where else the batteries could be moved. Ideally I would like to get two 6 volt AGM. Anyone know what type of business could modify the battery tray to fit two batteries?

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