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RE: Toad Full size Pickup

If it were me, I would verify towing capacity before investing any money in a tow bar. It isn't just about your hitch weight capacity. You don't want to risk damaging your transmission. You might be able to pull it but are you going to be able to stop it; i.e. are your brakes rated to handle that much load.
2chiefsRus 12/20/20 06:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Traveling in the winter with a TT

So it is ok to run the heat while pulling the TT? Do you have enough battery power? Furnace is a big user of 12volt. Will you be able to stay in a campground once you get there? I would imagine most campgrounds are either closed or have shut off their water.
2chiefsRus 12/19/20 09:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Long Road trip

it depends upon if you are moving locations often during the 4-6 weeks or staying mostly at 1 or 2 places. Motorhome is nice for moving around a lot. Fifth Wheel is nice for sitting in one place for longer period of time. Motorhome with a toad is nice for touring in the local area vs a big truck. Motorhome is nice for pulling into a rest area in the rain and being able to take a break without getting out in the rain. Being able to start generator from inside is nice too. Gas vs diesel motorhome makes a big difference though.
2chiefsRus 11/25/20 06:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Onan Generator error code

does your propane stove light and run?
2chiefsRus 11/09/20 11:23am Tech Issues
RE: Should I buy a Class C or not for this specific situation?

If it were me at that price range, I would look for an older high end Class A versus a Class C. A 15 to 20 year old high end Class A will LIKELY have a better exterior than a Class C 10 to 15 years old. A Class A diesel coach has engine and transmissions that are built to last longer than the typical Class C. Obviously there are exceptions to both styles. Just saying don't limit yourself to just Class C in your search.
2chiefsRus 10/11/20 05:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: One night stays and black/grey tanks

Why not as you are getting ready to leave fill your tanks completely and then dump. Won't take that long to fill. You can put a hose in the toilet to fill the black tank faster. not all areas of the country have enough water to waste like that.
2chiefsRus 10/01/20 05:07am Beginning RVing
RE: One night stays and black/grey tanks

if you are concerned about weight, it would be nice to know if you are traveling with a nearly empty 40 foot motorhome or a nearly maxed out on weight travel trailer? or somewhere in between. more information would give you better answers. otherwise everyone assumes you have an rv like they have.
2chiefsRus 10/01/20 04:12am Beginning RVing
RE: Kwikee Step Motor Replacement

As others have suggested - step motors usually last a LONG time. Is the motor dead or have the gears busted? Is the step installed correctly? Do you have binding issues? You can remove a cotter pin and bar which which connects linkage between step/motor .. that way you can manually open the step and determine whether it moves smoothly. Husband is very good about taking care of things, so yes it has been maintained. Husband changed it both times himself. It does not bind. Just wondering if we are buying the proper replacement motor. We've taken the current motor off and it appears the plastic gear inside is stripping just like the others did.
2chiefsRus 09/17/20 03:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kwikee Step Motor Replacement

The steps still go out smoothly but stutter on the way in and don't quite make it all the way in. The same thing they did twice before, both times replacing the motor resolved the problem.
2chiefsRus 09/12/20 05:43pm Class A Motorhomes
Kwikee Step Motor Replacement

we have had to replace our step motor twice now over the years we have owned the coach (2007 original owners) we have been using an ACI 83694 motor. last one was installed just over 3 years ago. Has this been the norm for other folks or are you using a different replacement motor? Thanks
2chiefsRus 09/12/20 08:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Generator Service

You are only 75 miles from Elkhart. I would call the Onan/Cummins shops up there and get a quote and then drive up and wait or just drive back home and come back when ready. Doug Thanks Doug - we just had the work done the last two days in Elkhart. See my last post just above yours.
2chiefsRus 09/11/20 04:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Generator Service

Update - we went ahead and had the onboard Onan 8000 generator pulled and serviced by Onan in Elkhart IN rather than Fort Wayne location. Elkhart has 30 amp electric sites that we were able to stay in the night before our service and another night when the service wasn't completed in a single day. We are very pleased with the service we received. We thought the generator was running fine when we brought it in because it was running and performing fine but it sounds so much better now that a professional has put it through its paces. Final out the door price was just over $1750. They replaced the intake resonator (which was cracked) belt, hoses, coolant, oil, all filters, thermostat, temperature sensor, and water pump. Also replaced one of the exhaust hangers which we hadn't noticed was broken. Technician also cleaned out Spark Arrestor and adjusted the valves. Price included 8 hours of labor at $131 per hr. We will recommend Onan Elkhart to our friends.
2chiefsRus 09/11/20 12:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Generator Service

got the estimate from Cummins - $2300
2chiefsRus 08/24/20 02:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Generator Service

The Cummins "Coach Care" locations service RV's. I had Onan removed in the MN location. I only found one location in AZ and one in NV when I was located there. Members of the Cummins Power Club get a discount. I had a new inverter and drive belt installed. I thought the time involved and labor were reasonable. I don't have the invoice available, but if you want cost I can retrieve it. PM me. tried to pm you but got a message that you do not allow pm's.
2chiefsRus 08/24/20 01:23pm Class A Motorhomes
Onan Generator Service

We are the original owners of our 2007 Monaco Knight. We have done all the routine maintenance on our Onan 8000 generator that is accessible to us. The generator must be removed (does not slide out) in order to do the other maintenance items in the 1000 hour service schedule such as replacing the belt and hoses, etc. Has anyone has this maintenance done? What did it run you to have someone do it for you? Where did you have it done? We have been trying for over a week to get a quote from Cummins in Fort Wayne IN and they just don't seem to be able to give us an estimate. The generator has 1300 hours on it and works fine. We are planning another trip to Alaska next season and would like to be able to avoid problems with our generator. Thank you for your feedback.
2chiefsRus 08/23/20 06:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yellowstone

ok, so you know it is prohibited but if someone on the internet, who you don't even know, tells you that they have done it, then you would be willing to try it yourself? Not much reward for so much risk in my opinion.
2chiefsRus 07/20/20 07:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Propane smell after traveling

Are you inside or outside when you smell the propane? How long are you on the road? If under two hours you might try turning off the propane bottles for a trip or two and see if you still get the smell. You might actually be getting odor from one of the waste tanks. Just what I was thinking.
2chiefsRus 07/19/20 02:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: which receivers

original poster here. Thanks for all the replies. I've learned a lot. Your feedback gave me a good start on researching my options. Not sure when I'm going to take the plunge to Dish.
2chiefsRus 07/12/20 03:21pm Technology Corner
which receivers

I am going to switch my Winegard Traveler from Directv to Dish. I have ordered the parts I need from Winegard after speaking with Winegard so should be all set there. Instructions look pretty basic so plan to do that myself. Now it is time to talk about receivers/DVRs. At a minimum, I want to be able to record one program while still watch a different program on the living room tv. I also want to be able to watch a different program on the bedroom tv and be able to fast forward through commercials so I guess that will also require some type of dvr as well. Third thing I would like is to be able to watch programs that have already been recorded even when I cannot receive a satellite signal. For example, on the road to Alaska outside signal range. So do I want Hoppers, wallys, Joeys, wireless joeys, Hopper duo, Hopper 3? any assistance in picking out receivers will be greatly appreciated.
2chiefsRus 07/09/20 02:21pm Technology Corner
RE: Ocala, Florida

we stayed at wilderness rv resort in Silver Spring, fl which is just east of Ocala and on the west edge of the Ocala National Forest. It has been a few years ago but it was very nice.
2chiefsRus 07/07/20 05:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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