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RE: House batterys

I just bought 4 Duracell GC2 Batteries at Sams Club. The ones these replaced were Dated 2014 so they lasted 8 years in good operating condition. I have been happy with the Duracell GC2s from Sams as well. The person responsible for maintaining my motorhome somehow forgot to add any water to them for four years, and they've finally become completely useless. Not bad in my book for a total lack of care. Hopefully I'll remember that they ARE flooded cells and add some water to them a few times a year this next time around and get a bit more time out of them.
SuperBus 06/08/23 07:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash cam

After an unfortunate event where a dash cam would have saved me from paying my insurance deductible, I installed a dash cam. The one I installed is a Pioneer VREC-Z710DH. I chose that one because of the numerous features, but also because of its second camera. One note I would make, at least about this unit, is that it is not designed for a nearly vertical windshield like the ones in a Class A. The way I installed mine solved that issue, but I would not have been able to mount it right to the windshield as most car installs do. So far a great unit, looking forward to getting some great footage when heading out west this summer.
SuperBus 06/08/23 04:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: F150 5.0 V8 or V6 Twin Turbo

We have two EcoBoost 3.5s (Duratec) at home. One in a 2017 Expedition and another in a 2018 Navigator. Both fantastic. The Navigator replaced a Yukon Denali with the 6.2 V8 and we haven't missed anything about that truck, including the V8. As another reply mentioned, the 2018 - 2021 Duratecs had some issues with VCTs (aka cam phasers). If I recall correctly, there was a campaign to replace them, but you'd want to do some research. Lastly, I was involved in the development of both the Duratec and Coyote 5.0l, nothing I saw would keep me away from the Duratec (obviously, I bought two). Hands down, I think it is a superior engine to the 5.0l for use in a 1/2 ton truck.
SuperBus 06/02/23 04:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Detroit road conditions

Unintentionally, I ended up running 75 south from Troy to 94 westbound to 96 westbound to 275 northbound a few weeks ago (not knowing the ramp from 75 south to 696 west bound was closed). I did this with a 45' coach and full-size SUV in tow. No problems! In fact, 94 and 96 were much better than I anticipated. Of course, just beware of the essentially hidden ramp to 96 from 94 if you go that way. I've driven that section of road so many times, but it still sneaks up on me (might have something to do with you can only see the sign once you've already made the turn!)
SuperBus 05/27/23 04:22am Roads and Routes
RE: Motorhomes with 19.5 vs 22.5 tires

Interesting topic but as others have mentioned there is so much more to the ride quality than "just" wheel size. Perhaps a good way to look at it is (I am making a guess here) that no coach offers an "option" to upgrade to 22.5" wheels. The wheel size is dependent on a number of things including. mostly, the size and weight capacity of the chassis. A well-designed coach should handle well if the proper engineering went into it the chassis, no matter the size of the wheels (as the wheel size is an output of many other design parameters). As another reply said, I'd recommend to just get out there and drive what you like. However, I would guess that many of the larger coaches on 19.5"s are reaching the edge of what would be considered acceptable. Update: Thats the theory. Practically speaking, I think it is safe to say that a 22.5" wheel equipped coach will handle considerably better than a 19.5" wheeled motorhome. The differences in chassis components are huge when going from what is technically a light to medium duty PV based chassis to a real heavy duty commercial chassis.
SuperBus 05/26/23 04:26am Class A Motorhomes
Comprehensive Security System Options?

Hello all. Years ago, there was what I would call a "comprehensive" coach security system offered by Trekmate (i.e. their model 737). I call it comprehensive as it covered both the house (glass break, etc.) and the chassis (disabling the starter, for example), all in one system. I have been scouring the internet but haven't been able to find a similar single product on the market today. Is anyone aware of a single system like the old Trekmates on the market today?
SuperBus 05/18/23 01:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: When impatience hurts!

First, at least (according to the news anchor) no one was seriously injured. Second, what in the world was the driver thinking?! To me, that looks like a kid that comes out immediately afterwards. Just incredible. Check your mirrors everyone! And please, don't drive like that, especially with children on board!
SuperBus 05/14/23 04:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Older Class A Electrical

I see you have an old Todd transfer switch ( ATS ) I urge you to not use it, they are dangerous, a fire hazard. Todd was originally Iota. Iota was a fire hazard and was recalled, went bankrupt, and reappeared as Todd still the same old switch. Todd is now out of business. I took my Iota out and replaced it with an Esco. Take a look at this thread. Ditto! Get that TODD out of there immediately. I had a TODD ATS in a coach. I had it in the drive a few nights before a trip and happened to go outside to get something from, or put something into the coach. I smelled an odd odor and began to investigate. When I got to the electrical bay, smoke poured out when I opened the baggage door. It was my TODD switch in the middle of a meltdown. One of the relays had shorted. Whether or not it would have caught fire, who knows but it freaked me out. Thank goodness I happened to go outside that night, or I might have woke up to a 45' long inferno later on.
SuperBus 05/06/23 06:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is there any REAL quality out there?

I'll share the two best pieces of advice I received when shopping for a coach. 1.) Don't concern yourself with the cost - if it is going to be an issue for you then stay away 2.) The initial investment (purchase price) is not what you need to be concerned about, anyone who wants to will find a way to buy a coach at some price point. What you do need to be concerned about is the maintenance. Its a house, its a bus, its a house that gets beat up because its on a bus. Things break, its going to be expensive. Poor quality just makes this reality worse. Good luck!
SuperBus 04/28/23 05:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DP auto air not working.

A Cummins Coach Care facility should be willing and able to do it. Cummins Coach Care
SuperBus 03/23/23 05:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2023 camping season

There's no guarantee on a Tomorrow, so travel while you can. Amen to that!
SuperBus 01/22/23 05:36am RV Lifestyle

I've had great success with Morryde TV mounts. They're well built and come in all kinds of formats. The only issue I have is they never seem to come with all of the hardware that they should, but a quick phone call to their customer service takes care of that.
SuperBus 01/21/23 05:45am Travel Trailers
RE: generator fuel line

This probably wouldn't be your issue but I'll mention it anyway, just in case. My LondonAire is also on a Spartan Chassis with the 12500 Onan. I had an issue where the generator wouldn't run for more than 60 seconds before running out of fuel. At the same time, I had been servicing the Aquahot and the Aquahot filter was not installed. With the filter/separator off of the lines going to the Aquahot, turns out the system couldn't pull a vacuum on the fuel lines and the generator would stall. It took me a few start / stalls to figure this out. In retrospect, I suppose it was obvious.
SuperBus 01/12/23 04:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Filtering Our Diesel Storage Tanks For on Road Use

Notwithstanding the valid points on the vehicle's existing system, if you wanted to do a bang-up job of ensuring your fuel is clean and stripped of water prior to it hitting your truck's tank, you'd want to put in place a pressurized feed into a Fleetguard water separator then a Fleetguard fuel filter (or a single three-layer FG Nanonet $$$ - overkill in my opinion since this set-up becomes your primary filtration and your OE set-up is secondary). Alternatively, you can draw fuel through the filters with a downstream pump, but it is not as effective. This set up won't be cheap, and is somewhat repetitive, but it is the answer to your question. The new issue you'll have is knowing when to change your truck filters. The interval will be much longer but how much? Another thought - some truck fleets have fuel tanks at their terminals. They do employ filters on the tanks, but it is normally a pretty "open" filter meant to catch larger particles and debris. This situation is not analogous to yours, as they have the factor of much, much more volume moving through the filter on the tank, hence it is large in physical size and also in media size (i.e. particle pass through). There are issues that still result in trucks getting towed back to the terminal because of "bad" fuel. Just food for thought.
SuperBus 12/31/22 06:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Then what?

It is coming, eventually. I am in this industry, and I think it is important to understand that there is essentially ZERO development dollars going into ICE engines. The big three are pouring all powertrain development money into BEVs (including 3/4 and 1 tons), and many MD and HD applications (buses, regional, etc.) are moving to EV quickly where range and predictability allow it. Heck, heavy equipment manufacturers are working on it too (1000V+). HFCV (hydrogen fuel cell vehicles) are the answer to bridge the gap while battery tech catches up for long haul and other very heavy applications. Or maybe not - HFCV could be the answer. Time will tell. I am not saying everything will be there tomorrow, or ICE will disappear (it won't), but 2050 will look a lot different than 2030. Many problems need to be solved - infrastructure, materials, power generations sources - but this is nothing new. By the way, who is still using a 110 VAC drill?
SuperBus 12/29/22 10:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pet Peeves in RV Parks

Our biggest frustration is the general lack of folks' decorum. I can't complain because I don't like the color of your camper or the way you dress, but I think it is reasonable to complain if a diesel truck with a modified exhaust is left running for thirty minutes at 7:00 AM on Saturday (recent experience) or if I can hear your music and foul language clearly at 11:30 PM (all too common, unfortunately). This doesn't mean one can't have a modified exhaust, play loud music, or cuss, but just don't do it obnoxiously in open public spaces where people have the right to expect common courtesies and decency. I, like others have mentioned, feel like there has been a steady decline in courtesy and decency, and the spill over into camping is expected but sad. * That doesn't mean I am miserable or crabby - I just am selective on where and when we camp - so I can have a wonderful time with my family.
SuperBus 12/29/22 09:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Feedback on $50 Onan carbs on Amazon?

I recently purchased a cheap Chinese carb because the OE part was on backorder (and still is) since June (for a Stihl pole saw). I have been reluctant to install it. Granted, carbs aren't the most complicated things on the planet, but these knock offs are straight copies of the originals - including any flaws that are in the few pieces they copied into mass production. The manufacturer of the knock off doesn't know why one dimension is what they measured it at (tolerances aren't defined), nor does he understand the materials, surfaces finishes, etc. It is blind copy and that is why it is cheap. Furthermore, it's likely the manufacturing processes are uncontrolled, and quality varies widely. The OE part is expensive because there was a staff of professionals behind its development, it was validated in a certified laboratory, and it was made in a controlled facility (even if it may have been overseas). These are things to consider when placing parts on expensive systems.
SuperBus 12/23/22 04:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Shore power question

I leave my coach hooked to shore power anytime I have the opportunity. In practice, this is more or less anytime it is not being driven. As mentioned in the first reply, I also let the coach's battery management system do its job and have not had any issues. I have leads for tenders on the house and chassis batteries, but rarely use them as it is much easier to run out some cord and plug the whole coach in.
SuperBus 12/19/22 11:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Campground close to Atlanta

I stayed at Harvest Moon in Adairsville, GA.. It is just above Atlanta and was very nice with large pull throughs. On edit ,I just searched the mileage and its a bit longer to down town than I remember at about 50 minutes... I'd recommend this park as well. It is always a stop for us on the trek to Florida. Easy in and out for us with our 45' coach and toad.
SuperBus 12/16/22 05:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CGs Near Osseo/Eau Claire, WI w/o Minimum Stay Requirement?

We stayed at THIS place in Osseo a couple of months ago. It let me select a Saturday check in and Sunday check out just now. It's not cheap, but it is a nice clean resort. At least we thought so, but it was our first RV resort. We were visiting family there so we didn't spend a lot of time at that place. They have a minimum Night Minimums: Friday & Saturday must always be booked together for all sites. Two-night minimum is required for all rental units. One-night stays are only allowed on RV sites Sunday-Thursday of non-holiday weeks. Three-night minimum stay on holiday weekends. (Memorial, 4th of July & Labor Day Weekends)- Weekend Rate charged for all holiday days.  They certainly do, and that is actually the resort that kicked me off on asking this question.
SuperBus 12/06/22 07:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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