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RE: Backup camera failure

If you can fish the other end of the coax, I would expect a 4- or 5-wire connector. The new camera will screw in easily. It's fishing the wire out that's the rub. Good luck!
Yankee Clipper 06/19/22 06:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2013 Winnebago vista 35b flat towing jeep rubicon

Best advice I ever got about 4-down towing: never go down a hill faster than you went up. My advice: invest in a supplemental barking system.
Yankee Clipper 06/05/22 11:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Delamination - Are we crazy?

When coaches start to de-laminate, don't just walk away: RUN!
Yankee Clipper 05/30/22 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to use for GPS

Best advice I ever got about GPS: small TVs with a funny sense of humor. I use a Garmin and a Rand McNally Road Atlas.
Yankee Clipper 05/05/22 03:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diamond Shield

The green measles...went through that a couple of years ago. LCI replaced it under warranty, catch was I had to drive the rig to Forest City. Okay, pleasant trip, they took off the Diamond Shield and put on a new generation 3M plastic that looks great. Even buffed out the damaged paint underneath. Lifetime warranty on new product, no charge (except the travel). Local shop quoted me $1200 labor plus new fabric and paint. Yikes!
Yankee Clipper 05/05/22 03:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: class a in storage for over a year

Alternate thought: unless an HOA rule prohibits, keep your rig in the drive and use it. Otherwise, you just forget you have it (except when the payment is due).
Yankee Clipper 05/04/22 07:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Renting out your RV

I'd rather rent my toothbrush than my rig.
Yankee Clipper 05/04/22 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiers of Motohomes

Alternatively, if you were looking to dock your rig instead of rating it, it would be a question of piers over tiers. Just saying...
Yankee Clipper 04/08/22 08:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roadside Assistance

We had a flat in Wewahitchka, FL a few years back and called Good Sam. They took the call, and said the best they could do was sent a unit from Mennomini Falls. I pointed out that we were not in Minnesota. They said their computer put Mennomini Falls as close as they could get to Wewahichtka. My son and I changed the flat.
Yankee Clipper 04/08/22 08:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First trip- 2013 Winnebago Vista 35B 18,500 miles

Hi, glad your trip went well! Some thoughts: 1. Yes, the V-10 engine will rev to 4200 RPM at the first sight of a hill. I used a 3rd part up-chip programmer (5-Star Tuning) and engage Tow/Haul to control RPM surge. 2. Good suggestions above. Keep in mind that storage volume does not equal limitless carrying capacity. My assorted stuff in the basement adds up weight in a hurry. 4. I carry two 6X6 blocks about 2 feet long. Relatively light and strong enough to handle the pressure of the leveling jacks on uneven sites. 5. A lot goes into towing: a) toad must be approved for 4-down flat towing and weigh in under 5000#; b) tow plate for the vehicle; c) tow bar; d) brake assist; e) safety cables or chains; f) put carabines on the hitch to facilitate hooking up the safety cables; g) tire pressure monitoring system for all ten tires. 6. Blue gunk sold by WalMart or CW...the watery stuff isn't useful. 7. Turn off A/C while shift power, otherwise it's hard on the ATS and compressors. 8. check to see whether the tires have been changed, as OEM tires are over-age. When we bought our rig, the Denver mattress torture device hit the dumpster, and we bought a 12" hybrid RV queen mattress from Mayfair. HTH, Jack
Yankee Clipper 03/21/22 10:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1st time long distance trip need advice

CAT Scales or other truck stop. IMHO, knowing the coach weight lets you know how close you might be to CGVWR, the limit of your coach, assorted junk in the basement, and toad. This can give you insight as to whether or not you need supplemental braking. As an engineer, I prefer data to counting on luck.
Yankee Clipper 02/03/22 08:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1st time long distance trip need advice

1) Weigh your coach 2) check tire pressure, invest in a TPMS (I use TireMinder) 3) Tires are always the weak link, so have your tire shop look at the condition of your tire...the DOT codes should not be more than 7-8 years old. 4) Create and use checklists for setting up and getting underway. There are a lot of systems to keep up. HTH,
Yankee Clipper 02/01/22 07:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: rv mattress

The Denver mattress in our Winnie hit the dumpster two days after we bought our ring in 2018. We went on line and bought a 10" hybrid RV queen mattress in a box and a 2" gel foam topper. Wow, what a difference. We also bought deep-pocket sheet sets (2). We bought online from Wayfair.
Yankee Clipper 12/02/21 08:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Back up camera trouble

There is a 3-way controller on my rig. One video display (now JVC), with two side cameras and one back-up camera. The 3 to 1 controller is a white plastic gizmo under the video head, with a 12v power input, three video in, one out. HTH
Yankee Clipper 11/24/21 07:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diamond Shield

Yep, the green measles. I called Winnebago two years ago, and they passed me to LCI, the company that does their painting. They took my coach back into warranty and replaced the Diamond Shield with 3-M with a lifetime warranty. The only catch was I has to bring the coach to them in Forest City, Iowa. I did, and LCI did a wonderful job for us.
Yankee Clipper 11/15/21 08:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New motor home blues…

The genset oil change uses 2 quarts of 10W30 motor oil and a Wix or Fram filter. I buy the replacement air filter on Amazon. On my rig, I pour as much oil as possible into the filter before screwing it onto the generator. Adding the rest of the oil takes time, as the oil reservoir is shallow, and the filler neck overflows easily. Takes patience (something I'm short of). Don't forget to use your military discount at O'Reilly's.
Yankee Clipper 10/12/21 09:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Radial Tire Valve Core Failures

I run my Toyo tires at 90 psi. I'm weighing in at 21,200 pounds GVW. You did not say whether you have extenders. I do, and would not be happy without them. That being said, I had a tire installer put a nylon stem on my prior Coachmen, and it got spit out like a watermelon seed. Long way around to ask why so much pressure?
Yankee Clipper 09/29/21 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Got the MH weighed.

FWIW, I don't think manufacturer's dry weight ratings are worth a hoot. It's really what you roll out of the chocks that counts. In my rig, the functional weight is 21,300, which is 700 under max gross...good enough for me. Toad is 3400, which is 1600 under hitch rating: what with EvenBrake, we're okay. Junk in the coach and basement storage accumulates quickly. JMHO
Yankee Clipper 09/06/21 08:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 255 30m 22.5 tires

I think what you are looking for are 245/75R22.5 load range G. I'm currently buying Toyo Model M154 tires in that size, about $360 each out the door for 6.
Yankee Clipper 07/11/21 03:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 245/70R 19.5 tires

I'm putting Toyo M154 245/75R22.5 to replace Micheline XRV tires. About $360 each out the door.
Yankee Clipper 07/09/21 07:55pm Class A Motorhomes
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