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RE: Tire Covers - help me decide

Agree with Magne Shade.
Blaster Man 06/28/19 11:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Benefits of registration in SD

As noted above, states are cracking down on RVers claiming residence in one state to avoid taxes in their "true" home state. My state is checking out of state tags and when they find somebody doing what I stated above, they get fined, pay all past state taxes and state tax penalties. Check with an attorney.
Blaster Man 06/27/19 01:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: looking at a 2006 american coach tradition 42r

Traditions are fine coaches.
Blaster Man 02/25/19 07:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Induction cooktop

Does an induction cooktop run off of the inverter or is it genset only if not plugged in. I am referring to a cooktop in a large DP. Tiffin, Newmar, or Berkshire. thanks You can run it off any AC outlet that is wired to the inverter. We run the M/W off the inverter and it draws more amps than the induction cooktop.
Blaster Man 02/10/19 10:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 04 Fleetwood Revolution taillights Fuse box location??

In my coach it was in the last basement, curb side.
Blaster Man 01/14/19 03:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide Out Toppers

When you replace them use Sunbrella, they'll last a very long time.
Blaster Man 01/11/19 03:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel engine storage

Fill the tank and use a biocide. The biocide is critical, it will keep microbial growth (algae, bacteria and fungi) out of your fuel. Don't start the engine until you are ready to use it, monthly starts are not necessary.
Blaster Man 12/17/18 09:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Travel on I-24 through Nashville

...On a Sunday I would stay on 24... . Yep, right through town, not problem on a Sunday and not that bad on weekdays...excluding rush hour.
Blaster Man 12/10/18 11:08am Roads and Routes
RE: Transynd vs Dexron VI

Allison ONLY recommends transmission fluid that is TES-295 approved. Several manufacturers meet this spec. I would not use any fluid that does not say that it meets the Allison TES-295 specifications. The older transmissions did come with a non-295 Fluid, probably Dex III in your case, but why go with any inferior fluid when Allison now recommends a fluid that meets TES-295 in their older transmissions. You do not have to buy Allison fluid if you don't want to give them the money but I would definitely recommend buying the newer spec fluid from someone, anyone, instead of using an older fluid. Saving a few bucks on a transmission that can cost $5000+ to repair just doesn't make sense. BP, Castrol, and others make the TES-295 fluid that you need. Try to find one on sale and use the right, most recent fluid, instead of using a fluid that Allison abandoned many years ago for their transmissions.This is the answer. If you want a graduate education on TES-295 fluid go to http://www.irv2.com/forums/f125/former-allison-transmission-fluids-engineer-89293.html but be prepared to read 51+ pages. EVERYTHING you need to know. I talked to Tom Johnson last week about the sample of trans fluid I sent for testing. He said if you test the fluid annually, and it tests okay, the fluid is good for 300,000 miles...in other words "life" for an RV. The biggest concern is that it could get contaminated by coolant, engine oil, etc.
Blaster Man 12/03/18 08:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newmar Mountain Aire

Close to pulling the trigger on a 2019. This will be our first MH have had 3 5th wheels. Any insights on the model 4579 Should be a nice one, but my preference for the same dollar amount, would be for a slightly used King Aire or maybe a London Aire. Should have less problems than a new one and with a large chunk of depreciation already gone. Same here, any new coach will have it's share of problems. I'd buy a unit a few years old...save lots of money and the problems will be worked out (hopefully)
Blaster Man 11/17/18 06:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: In Dash GPS are they worth a darn ?

A portable big screen Garmin is much better. I don't even bother with the one in my dash. Same here, I've had two built in GPSs....very hard to use and update. Get a Garmin RV GPS, free lifetime up dates and RV oriented.
Blaster Man 11/03/18 07:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: To leave plugged in or not

...The real answer is that IT DEPENDS. IF (yes, big IF) you have a smart charger, or smart inverter/charger AND it has been properly programmed for your battery chemistry, bank size and ambient temperature (or has battery temperature probe)leave it plugged in 24/7/365... Agree, it is an all electric coach so it will have an inverter/charger, not a converter/charger.
Blaster Man 10/20/18 11:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Windshield Leak Repair near Madison WI

Many cracks/star breaks can be repaired, replacing the windshield is not always necessary. Try NOVUS...just had mine done.
Blaster Man 10/16/18 03:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can your RV handle the high winds of a hurricane?

To answer the question in the subject line...I don't know and don't plan to find out. We were on the Gulf Coast last fall when a hurricane was forecast to hit. We packed up and left...why would anybody in a very mobile vehicle stay around with a hurricane coming??
Blaster Man 10/12/18 12:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winterizing

When putting a diesel in long term storage, a biocide should always be added. https://www.westmarine.com/biobor
Blaster Man 10/11/18 05:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carefree Door Awning

Call Carefree, they will send you the parts...and a manual if you need one.
Blaster Man 09/29/18 05:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tire covers ADCO or Camco or Elements?

Magna Shade makes the nicest tire covers on the market....check them out, I have six: https://magneshade.com/
Blaster Man 08/11/18 06:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: buying another pusher.

The new residential refers only use around 3 amps when running....very low power draw. All electric is the best way to go.
Blaster Man 08/10/18 06:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Avoid dark?

Re the roof color....all MH roofs are white, regardless of the other colors.
Blaster Man 08/03/18 05:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Avoid dark?

We've had both...the dark colors are noticeably hotter than lighter colors. If I had a choice, definitely light colors.
Blaster Man 08/03/18 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
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