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RE: motorhome pricing

Have bought 4 MHs and always paid less than NADA low retail which is $21K for a 2005 Open Rd/workhorse. Keep looking as it’s no longer a sellers market.
Ivylog 05/29/23 06:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford F-250 Brake Controller Install

My 21 F350 is capable of towing 18,000 lbs, but like Steve’s, didn’t come with a brake controller. Dealer wanted $300 for the controller and $100 to install. Bought a $40 Ebay and had the dealer install for the $100. Works well.
Ivylog 03/17/23 08:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing Frontier on Dolly

I would rent (borrow) a non steering dolly and see how it behaves. You are correct on how you inflate your tires.
Ivylog 03/17/23 08:24pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Summer Plans

Taking our 45’ DP (does that make us a A+?) West (CO, WY, MT) this summer staying mainly in public CGs. Don’t do reservations as not sure when we’ll go. Hopefully there won’t be fires as that changes where we go.
Ivylog 02/25/23 06:18pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: MH used newer or older

At 35’ you do not need a diesel engine so go to 40’ so you have no choice plus you’ll save a step or two and a fair amount of money. I made the mistake 20 years ago believing 36’ was max for public CGs… not true even in a big rig. Went to the Tampa Super RV show last month and again was not impressed with the new DPs…poor fit and finish plus very heavy and surprisingly poor CCC. Agree 03-08 (if it has a 06 engine) we’re good years I’m partial to the Monaco products, especially the bigger ones with a tag axle… 40’ or more. Great handling rigs and well built.
Ivylog 02/22/23 08:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Potential purchase of MH

And you have to ask if this is too good to be true????
Ivylog 02/20/23 05:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Harvesting Solar

Not sure if you’re complaining or bragging. 2 loads of laundry assuming dry too is a waste of battery usage… crank your generator. Your refrigerator #s are way off, even with the ice maker on. My 21 Whirlpool draws 8 amps measured before the inverter and only runs 40% of the time… confirmed with a KW meter at 1.3KW/day with the ice maker off. When using a high amp item for any length of time, crank the generator and turn the ice maker on to harvest the ice. With no one near you, what’s with not running the generator?
Ivylog 02/15/23 12:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Refrige operation in cold weather

I’d seal the bottom vent closed until warmer temps.
Ivylog 01/14/23 05:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Michelin vs Toyo tires

On the fourth Class A In 38 yrs of RVing only have had Michelin on all four. Looked at others but always told, "yes they are cheaper but not as good of a ride"" So how do you know if others ride/handle just as well if not better? 40 years nothing but Michelin, will never buy another.
Ivylog 01/05/23 12:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Ply 14 or 16?

Unless you have to run the max sidewall psi for your weight (you have weighed your rig) there’s no reason to go with a tire that has a higher sidewall psi… only difference in the “plies”.
Ivylog 12/31/22 08:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wyoming Hwy 287

Do it all the time in our 45’ towing. Hopefully you’re coming from the Tetons.
Ivylog 12/17/22 06:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: 24 feet versus 26' dilemma, have to decide fast

Thanks for the good chuckle! Yes, with my 45’ it’s harder to find sites, but not impossible. We mainly dry camp in public CGs during the summer without advanced reservations… been doing it this way for 20 years. Buy a 30’ and don’t worry about the extra length, it WILL NOT be a problem.
Ivylog 12/17/22 06:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Directv ??? what are they doing???

The satellite version of DirecTV is a "dead man walking". If Starlink doesn't kill it, expanding 5G cell phone service. Both offer TWO WAY communication, something DirectTV can not. Don’t hold your breath that 5G is a solution… it needs an antenna every mile for coverage which is possible in a large city but you can forget it in rural areas.
Ivylog 12/09/22 11:49am Technology Corner
RE: Toyo tires

The sticker besides the driver’s seat is the psi IF the axle is loaded to its MAX… go weigh and set accordingly. While the OP may weigh close to the max on the front and assuming a tag the 6 on the rear will be less than 100 psi.
Ivylog 12/09/22 11:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blue Ox True Center issue.

I removed the S-T-+ stabilizer until I could make it adjustable on the fly… made my own using a linear activator.
Ivylog 12/09/22 11:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Turbo

Yes and it’s fairly easy on the mechanical injection engine. You can buy a different profile fuel plate or like I did, grind it to the better profile. In this post there’s a picture of the different profiles. You should be seeing 25+ boost on hard acceleration. https://www.irv2.com/forums/f123/hp-increase-by-modifying-fuel-plate-c-8-3-mechanical-232017-2.html
Ivylog 10/23/22 06:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best ride for the buck

At that short length you do not need a DP plus there’s not many that short. I made the mistake of starting at 36’ because that was the longest for Public CGs…not true. Buy more MH than you think you need…one time.
Ivylog 09/24/22 11:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Changing oil.

Must be a 15,000+ mile trip?
Ivylog 09/17/22 01:06pm Class A Motorhomes
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