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RE: Water damage **** floor

I have replaced the floor in a couple travel trailers they both had insulation in the floor we replaced the insulation with new. Try and keep the moisture barrier in as good of shape as you can. I used Gorilla Tape to patch the holes from the old screws and the damage done removing the old OSB. I replaced the OSB for plywood on both trailers. I am not a RV PRO just a guy who fixes stuff. Biggest thing is to figure out where your leak is or you will just waist your time fixing the floor.
Gundog 09/09/20 01:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Firestone tires

I am running them and would not buy them again. I bought my coach used about 18 months ago. When I bought the coach from a private party it had Michelin tires but they were original 05 due to the age I drove it straight to the tire shop and had new Firestone 561 put on. I have had issues with wandering and constantly needing to be steered making constant corrections. I have a commercial drivers license so driving large vehicles is not new for me. I can't say the issue is 100% the tires. I have had the front end aligned that helped I added a steer safe. Each thing has made it better but now I wish I had spent the extra $$ for new Michelins.
Gundog 09/06/20 10:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fireston 561 or Hankook?

I have the Firestone tires and have been fighting the coach wandering. I can't say for sure it is the tires but it could be. I bought the coach used almost 2 years ago and it had Michelin tires on it but they were aged out so I only drove it to the tire shop when I bought it I am not sure how it handled before with the Michelins. I have had the front end aligned and added a steer safe but haven't been on more than a test ride since doing these things. My coach is also a diesel pusher. Mike
Gundog 09/01/20 09:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Window reflections

I have had issues with the drivers side window and I have thought about using a visor type thing I have seen them use for children in the back seat of a car that suction cups to the window.
Gundog 08/29/20 09:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which shocks to buy?

Call Freightliner with your VIN. I tried and got an answering machine and left a message no call back. Maybe I need a new phone number. I have called in the past before the virus and got through.
Gundog 08/25/20 09:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which shocks to buy?

I am having trouble identifying which Freightliner XC chassis I have so I can order the shocks. I have tried calling Shock Warehouse and they don't answer. I tried contacting Freightliner and no luck. They list Freightliner with a rigid front axle and one with an air chassis on the page to order the shocks I also see XC with raised rail or straight rail chassis?? My manual only lists that it is an XC chassis. My MH has a I beam axle front end with air bags front and rear. Anyone know how to identify it?
Gundog 08/25/20 08:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which shocks to buy?

Guys, the OP has an XC Freightliner Chassis. Comments about shocks on completely different chassis may be misleading. I would look at the Koni FSD shocks for your DP. This is the hard thing about researching this most comments come from folks with different chassis and suspension types. My MH has air bags and not springs. The article I posted above was testing a chassis just like mine they tested a 36' rig mine is 34' 10" so very close. My chassis is a Freightliner XC what I can't seem to figure out is if it is a raised frame rail so I can order the proper shocks.
Gundog 08/23/20 09:59am Class A Motorhomes
Which shocks to buy?

I am wanting to buy new shocks for my coach a 2005 Fleetwood Expedition 34H Diesel pusher Cat C7 with XC Freightliner Chassis. I ordered shocks but the ones I got are the stock Sachs. I have been reading up on the shocks and they don't rate the stock shocks very well. I am going to take them back and either order Bilstein or Koni shocks. An artical I read rated the Bilstein a little better than the Koni and they are less money. Shock Article
Gundog 08/21/20 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Handling issues 2005 Fleetwood Expedition 34H

I got the front end aligned today the tech said Toe was out and it needs new shocks. They did not have shocks and could not find them they said it was probably a dealer item?? I will call my local truck shop that works on Freightliner to see if they have the proper shocks for it. The tech recommended a steering stabilizer so I think I will order that. The 5 miles I spent on the freeway on the way home seemed it was much better. They also lowered tire pressure to 95 PSI front and 100 PSI rear like was suggested on here. It seems it is much better but I am going to get the new shocks and the steering stabilizer that is less than upgrading to the new tires which I am not convinced would make much difference. Thanks for the help. Mike
Gundog 08/17/20 10:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Handling issues 2005 Fleetwood Expedition 34H

How was the MH driving before the tires? If you didn't have the problem before en it's in the tires. I personally don't like Firestones, and I like Michelins even less, but with these sizes you don't have much choice in brand. I know Firestones have a tendenacy to pull, but that's in car and LT tires. Let us know what the alignment shows. I don't know how it was before as I put the tires on the day I bought it before driving it home. I went on a short test drive and had the owner drive it so I could check things out while he drove we didn't go far.
Gundog 08/12/20 09:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Handling issues 2005 Fleetwood Expedition 34H

I think you have too much air pressure along with Alignment check. How much do you run in yours?
Gundog 08/11/20 10:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Handling issues 2005 Fleetwood Expedition 34H

My guess the alignment shop will find too much toe-out, maybe worn parts. Firestone makes good tires, it's not them. It is possible but I don't think the parts should be worn too much it has 38,655 miles on it. I am hoping the alignment will help. I am not sold on it being the tires.
Gundog 08/11/20 08:15pm Class A Motorhomes
Handling issues 2005 Fleetwood Expedition 34H

I have a 2005 Fleetwood Expedition 34H. This is a diesel pusher with a Cat C7 and a Freightliner chassis. I purchased this coach about 18 months ago from a private party. The tires that were on it were original (Michelin)and I was afraid to drive it with tires that old so I took it straight to the tire shop before driving it the 2 hours home. I made the tire order before picking it up so they would have the tires on hand. I had a choice between Firestone and Michelin the Michelin tires were $1500 more than the Firestone so I chose the Firestone. The issue I am having is the coach wanders and requires a constant steering correction to stay in your lane you can't take your eyes away to hardly look into the rear view mirror with departing your lane. I have a commercial drivers license so I am not new to driving large vehicles. The Firestone tires are FS 561 275/70R22.5 they are maximum tire pressure 130 PSI. The fronts had 95 PSI in them and the rear tires had 105 PSI in them. They tried inflating them to 120 PSI front and 110 in the rear but that did not make it better. I ran the coach over the scales and I have 7500# on the front axle and 16240# on the rear axle. Monday I have an appointment to have the front end aligned. The tire shop has offered to exchange the tires for the Michelin tires but I will have to pay the upgraded price. I am happy they are offering to do that Bottom line I am just trying to get this thing to handle properly I will pay to upgrade the tires if that will make it better. I tried to contact Firestone to get a recommended tire pressure but they never responded to my email. Can anyone add any good info for me? Thanks Mike
Gundog 08/11/20 07:24pm Class A Motorhomes
Bean bag chair for the coach.

Anyone use bean bag chairs in their coach? The wife and I have been looking for one to use in our coach. When we watch TV at night I would like a good sized bean bag chair but we can't seem to find one the right size I want to be able to store it on the bed when we are traveling until we put the slides out. I have found small ones and great big ones that would not fit through the bathroom door to store it in the bedroom. If you have one you like where did you get it?
Gundog 07/31/20 07:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I need to setup a 2007 Chevy Tahoe for towing.

I finally got out with this setup and it worked great. I am finally able to tow my Tahoe with my MH and the wife and I found it great to not have to move the MH until we were ready to drive home.
Gundog 07/07/20 07:40pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 2000 Bounder Electrical Problem

Sounds like a loose connection or corrosion but it could be many different things in the electrical system. It is hard to find intermittent problems, it needs to act up to find it. Good luck let us know when you figure it out.
Gundog 06/19/20 10:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Older MH mpg with diesel

2005 35'with a Cat C7 I get about 7 and pulling a 16' enclosed trailer doesn't seem to change the MPG by more than .5 MPG. I just got setup to pull my 07 Tahoe before the world ended and haven't got a chance to pull the Tahoe yet.
Gundog 06/18/20 09:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Chassis Battery time Cat C7

I replaced the batteries with new Alliance batteries are from a near by truck repair and parts store for $68 and some change each. The pair cost almost half what I was quoted everywhere I called.
Gundog 06/15/20 06:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Chassis Battery time Cat C7

Gundog take a look at Amp-l-start It is a small diode isolator that will supply charge current to your starting battery any time the house batteries are receiving charge current. I ordered this one. Charger
Gundog 06/14/20 09:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Chassis Battery time Cat C7

all group31 batterys have have threaded studs. truck dealers will carry the house brand from the manufacturer that they represent usually at a reasonable price. I have had Alliance (freightliner/western star) brand in my mh for 5 years with no problems. That is what I am replacing Alliance Armor Plate AP31SXHD1000 I don't know how old they are no one punched the date codes on them. When I bought the coach 1.5 years ago the previous owner had said he just changed out the batteries in both the chassis and house. I have now had to replace both sets of batteries the house batteries last year now the chassis batteries. Only one of them went bad but it was draining the other one since they are banked together. I have to make a correction to the above comment the Armor Plate are not made by Alliance they are made by the Philippine Battery Company they probably came from Les Schwab. I did install new Alliance batteries.
Gundog 06/14/20 02:15pm Class A Motorhomes
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