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RE: Considering moving from a Newmar 40' to a Fleetwood 38'

^^^ Same.
Bruce Brown 01/06/20 04:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Considering moving from a Newmar 40' to a Fleetwood 38'

For the budget you're working with I sure wouldn't settle for something that may or may not work for you. There are a lot of nice options in the Newmar line that fit your needs and budget, with a brand you know. Comfort drive was on the higher line diesels in '07, it was on all diesels starting in '08. It's a game changer for the long drives. RV Trader is your friend.
Bruce Brown 01/02/20 09:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Atwood Levelegs

My guess would be a chipped gear. They're easy to work on. If you want to take it apart I might have some parts for you.
Bruce Brown 01/02/20 05:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Very Bad RV Wreck in Oregon

That one will not buff out.
Bruce Brown 12/31/19 04:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford Engine size

Ford's tend to run semi-synthetic oil - works well. And yes, its a 6.8L V10.
Bruce Brown 12/26/19 09:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Good luck with the wedding. When our son got married 2 years ago, he and his bride spent nearly 10 grand, and they did nothing lavish. Putting that into perspective - the wife has a sister, who's grand daughter is getting married next year. They are spending 10 grand just for the venue. I can't imagine what the rest of that bill is going to be. I guess 20 - 50k is not out of the question for them. On the other hand, my wife's cousin went to a judge, got married, invited about a dozen close family for a meal at a local restaurant, and spent a couple hundred on everything. Just a matter of where one's priorities are. Thanks. Our oldest daughter was married this September. Great party but nothing too crazy, except the cost! :E The issue we had was the shear number of people, with over 275 invited. Big families and lots of friends on both sides. Every time we tried to trim the list down we ended up adding more people. And keeping this on an RV topic, many of those there were friends we met while camping!
Bruce Brown 12/24/19 10:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

It might be minor work but it wouldn't be a minor expense. I guess it depends on how you define minor. Reman engines for that year are available for less than 3 grand. It's a Chevy 454, so it's nothing exotic. From my perspective, I don't think that is excessive. If we were talking a diesel for around 20 grand, that is a different issue. Or...you could just treat the one you already own like it should have been treated and the expense would be, oh, I don't know...ZERO. Maybe its just me but I don't consider $3k to be a minor expense. :W It's all a matter of perspective. Compared to the other expenses occurred, a rebuild/reman, would be good to go for another 100,000 miles. Granted, 3K is not insignificant, but, compared to 20K for a diesel, it's a bargain. This has 130k on the clock, but still runs well, (or it did when last inspected a couple years ago), so we'll see. Thanks. The cost of a diesel rebuild is irrelevant, we're not discussing a diesel here. $3k is equal to 35% of your current expenses. Think about that perspective. I'll also say if you have an extra $3k kicking around I'd be more than happy to give it a home. My youngest is getting married next summer, I'll take all the $$$ I can get! :B
Bruce Brown 12/23/19 04:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

It might be minor work but it wouldn't be a minor expense. I guess it depends on how you define minor. Reman engines for that year are available for less than 3 grand. It's a Chevy 454, so it's nothing exotic. From my perspective, I don't think that is excessive. If we were talking a diesel for around 20 grand, that is a different issue. Or...you could just treat the one you already own like it should have been treated and the expense would be, oh, I don't know...ZERO. Maybe its just me but I don't consider $3k to be a minor expense. :W
Bruce Brown 12/22/19 04:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

It might be minor work but it wouldn't be a minor expense.
Bruce Brown 12/22/19 04:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refrigerator question for you class A campers

Today's modern refrigerators use so little electricity compared to the older ones it seems to not be an issue for most. A few years ago I put a new cooling unit in our LP fridge. If I were doing it again I'd just put in an electric one. We recently did that in my buddies off-the-grid hunting camp. The new electric with limited generator usage works much better than the propane one we took out.
Bruce Brown 12/19/19 04:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: suburban furnace tripping on high temp

Any chance its just a bad switch?
Bruce Brown 12/18/19 04:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Letting diesel rv sit for 3 months

Engine? No worry. But you might want to put a gauge on the tires once in a while. If nothing else it will mean less time airing them up for next move. They shouldn't loose any air either. I have yet to need to add air after our winter storage, and yes, I do check them ! :B With that said, one of my trucks tends to need air about once a year.
Bruce Brown 12/14/19 12:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Letting diesel rv sit for 3 months

I pulled ours in the garage in September, it won't see the road again until April. The only thing we do is make sure it's parked with a full tank of fuel. My farm tractor hasn't been used since August, probably be May before its used again. In other words, 3 months - you'll be alright. :B
Bruce Brown 12/14/19 06:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1993 Safari continental 37' cracked frame, bad shock install

The aftermarket koni shocks were installed by pioneer metal works, I have the invoice. The coach had 1 shock per side from factory. They changed the geometry of the front shocks, stressing the frame. I got a quote last week at $7000 for the repair. after some shopping around, got all the metal needed for the repair for $100 and got a good quote at $800-$1200 for the repair. I am going to sandwich the cracked area with Channel frame steel and a fishplate on both sides. The shocks and mount are lose to the touch due to the cracks. The ride is ok, until 45MPH i hear a knocking sound and slight vibration. Be sure to drill a hole at the ends of the cracks or they'll just keep growing.
Bruce Brown 12/14/19 06:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Then we add the plywood, after cutting the top to roughly match the ceiling. Attach some 1.5 x 1.5 inch wood with a couple of screws to hold the plywood in place until the adhesive cures. I clamped the left side to hold it in place. Remember what I said about not being able to have too many clamps? Ah, yea. Used just about all the plastic clamps I had. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/bathroomwallframe3.jpg I too am a big fan of construction adhesive, but have you ever considered using staples as well? I'm also a big fan of those too. If nothing else it's a great excuse for another trip to Harbor Freight for more toys, err tools - I mean tools. BTW small staples done right will be close to impossible to see, and what you might see is easy to cover with a stick of wood fixer. I did this when I was doing over the TT, it worked well.
Bruce Brown 12/14/19 06:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 15 Amp Service

It depends, do you have an inverter? As noted, on 15amp alone you're pretty limited. If you have a large inverter you can run off of that and use the 15amp to keep the batteries topped off.
Bruce Brown 12/02/19 09:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Paint job done

I wish i could just do the bottom half of my rig. You should be able to - that's the easiest part.
Bruce Brown 11/29/19 01:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another ‘dadgum’ post re: tire PSI…please bear with me…

Try this; set them to 85 and see if they don't heat up as much. Heat is caused by rolling resistance, more pressure to begin with may equal less heat build up. It probably won't work but it'd be free to try.
Bruce Brown 11/29/19 06:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will any portable compressor handle 95 psi?

On a DP normally there is an air fitting or manifold space to add one within the on-board air system. I added a fitting to ours, fortunately I've never needed to use it...yet.
Bruce Brown 11/26/19 04:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will any portable compressor handle 95 psi?

That you, always nice to learn something helpful I've been using a 12v master flow tsunami 1050 for almost 10 yrs and three RV's, it did well with my gasser for topping up, but was not the right tool for the 22.5 tires on the DP Some day I will replace it with a 120v portable 2.5 CFM at 90# seems to me more like a shop compressor Than a portable unit, that is the size to carry in an RV Going to need about 2hp to produce that flow rate at 90# Please post any links to this compressor https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-3-Gallon-Single-Stage-Portable-Electric-Hot-Dog-Air-Compressor/1000258241 CLICKY for kobalt at lowes I'm concerned about that Kobalt - we already have enough scams. :B From the description; class leading 2.8 scam at 90psi As far as the $40.00 one from Harbor Freight, I bought one of those for my Mom, if you have all day it might be OK but its pretty darn slow even for a car tire. I have been carrying one for years in my coach and it does find for my 22.5 tires and my air tools, etc. Never had a problem with it and am currently using it to operate my nail gun shooting 3" nails without any problems. Without a good CFM plan to spend all day to air up large tires...volume is what is needed not just PSI. You obviously missed the scarcaism. Go back and read the bold, found in the description. And yes, SCFM is key. Pressure without SCFM is pretty useless, like the $40.00 Harbor Freight compressor mentioned. Ok for a car tire, useless for an RV tire. BTW part of my real job happens to be selling air compressors. :W
Bruce Brown 11/24/19 06:35pm Class A Motorhomes
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