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RE: need help with motor size

“but do not want to join the 40 mile per hour tops crowd” For many new motorhomes on a steep grade that’s about all they’ll do. Forward or backward :B I drove up a hill last year where I slowed so much I thought I was going to go back where I just came from.
bobndot 07/09/20 09:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How abt a 1999 Winnebago Minnie??

Are you handy with construction and mechanical/12v electrical things like rv appliances ? Do you have a place out of the weather to make repairs ? Sometimes rv repairs take a lot of time. Days, weeks, months. An rv around 20 years old is probably going to need attention and these are things you have to think about. If not right away tomorrow or the next day.
bobndot 07/08/20 06:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many miles a day can we go?

I just cancelled our NH, Vt, Maine vacation for 7/26. My friends that live up there advised us to stay home bc local governments are taking this seriously. They do not have the hospital capacity to handle a severe outbreak. NH, Vt. Maine, really don't want you in their state if you are traveling from FL or other infected states. They update the laws/rules often, I would suggest you to stay on top of things as they might change while traveling to NH. They have a attestation form to sign when you arrive . You can test negative today and retest tomorrow and be positive. "Out-of-state visitors are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days or take a COVID-19 ... Visitors from New Hampshire and Vermont have been exempt from the rule ... received a negative COVID-19 test result, will quarantine in Maine for 14 days, ... The form must be provided during check-in at all Maine lodging, …
bobndot 07/08/20 08:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tow bar and Braking Assembly

I use a Blue OX tow bar because that's the base plate that fit my car at the time. A ran a separate charge line to keep the toad battery charged while the ignition is 'ON' while towing. I skipped the harness for the lighting and drilled two holes in each tail light housing installing an 1157 bulb in each. That keeps me legal for running rear lights, brake lights and directional. If I need more lighting in fog or night time driving, I just put the parking lights on in the toad because the charge line will be doing its job keeping the battery full. I ran those 1157 wires along with the charge wire to the rv 7 way plug. I use a Brake Buddy 2 on the floor on the toad, that way I swap it to my next toad.
bobndot 07/07/20 09:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many miles a day can we go?

However many miles you drive its a good idea to stop and walk around a little every 2 hrs. or so. Your movement being limited behind the wheel is not a good thing. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Causes , if you google it you will see 'limited movement' like driving on long trips as being a cause.
bobndot 07/07/20 08:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cooper Tires

Charlie D, I found on our fleet vehicles, tires with a softer rubber compound such as Goodyear Eagles will grip real well on dry pavement but wear faster. Maybe the HT3's are made that way too. Its a con for a tire that grips. I ran the AT3's on GM 2500 for about 40k before I changed them out but I was using them in deep snow and needed new deep tread.
bobndot 07/06/20 06:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cooper Tires

I would buy them. I ran multiple sets of the AT3's on my pickups. Never had a problem.
bobndot 07/06/20 04:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cruise America's Extended Warranty Service Agreements

Floridastorm, to answer your question...no, I only had the three tire calls to them. If you ever need specific info on a topic, you have the option to use your search bar rather than rvnet search, Type in 'rv.net, coach-net reimbursement' or whatever question you have on a topic. typing 'rv.net' before your question will give you many rvnet posts on a specific topic. this is an older rvnet link regarding CN, just as an example of doing the above search. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27462684/print/true.cfm
bobndot 07/06/20 10:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery maintenance

Isn't the 6300 an older converter ? If so, even though it works it might not be as efficient as a more up to date model. Would it be beneficial to upgrade to something like , just as an example, a PD 9000 series with a charge wizard built in to it . That combined with an AGM battery bank in 6 or 12v, whatever you chose, might be a better option, a more efficient system. Doesn't the AGM system charge a little faster and allow a lower depletion level than the standard less expensive wet cell battery ?
bobndot 07/06/20 07:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cruise America's Extended Warranty Service Agreements

I'm pretty sure they'll find a reason to blame it on you, so you'll be buying one anyways. :B So true ! Sad, but true .
bobndot 07/06/20 07:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cruise America's Extended Warranty Service Agreements

Guess it would be good to have for the big ticket items like the engine, transmission, drive train, and generator. However, how many of these items fail completely and need to be replaced? They are service contracts which have very specific wording that an atty would be able to pick apart and explain to you better than I can. They are written with lots of wiggle room and allow the contractor to be the winner. IF I ever went completely crazy and decided to purchase an extended contract I would never buy a service contract from a third party. It would have to be from Ford , GM or whoever manufactured the vehicle but then again, the wording is written in gray ink, blurred gray ink . Like you can't tell if its an eighth note or a sixteenth note. :B I am now convinced that Service Contracts are not the way to go. However, a good comprehensive Roadside Assistance Plan is a necessary evil when being on the road IMO. Absolutely. It costs money to do it, the road service comes out ahead. But I did it because I tow snowmobile trailers so I don't have to crawl around changing tires in sub-zero F temps. I use Coach-Net. They have been great and quick the 3x I have used it. Any vehicle that I drive or are a passenger in is covered. My package includes anything I tow. You can use unlimited times during the contract period and they responded to remote areas where my previous company would not.
bobndot 07/06/20 07:17am Class C Motorhomes
RE: battery power

Has your 12v battery bank ever run down very low before you had the chance to charge it back up ? What is your normal charging practice, do you keep your rig plugged into shore power or do you charge it periodically when you think it's needed ? I agree use a volt meter. It sounds like it might be a battery situation.
bobndot 07/06/20 06:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cruise America's Extended Warranty Service Agreements

Guess it would be good to have for the big ticket items like the engine, transmission, drive train, and generator. However, how many of these items fail completely and need to be replaced? They are service contracts which have very specific wording that an atty would be able to pick apart and explain to you better than I can. They are written with lots of wiggle room and allow the contractor to be the winner. IF I ever went completely crazy and decided to purchase an extended contract I would never buy a service contract from a third party. It would have to be from Ford , GM or whoever manufactured the vehicle but then again, the wording is written in gray ink, blurred gray ink . Like you can't tell if its an eighth note or a sixteenth note. :B
bobndot 07/05/20 05:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cruise America's Extended Warranty Service Agreements

Floridastorm, I'm confused . Didn't you already do this ? CA rv and a warranty in 2016 ? https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28768335/print/true.cfm
bobndot 07/05/20 11:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: From Large TT to Class C

We had a 37'TT, we sold the TT's because of the way we use an rv. Getting into fuel stops will be a lot easier than towing a 35ft TT. I was about 57' with my rig . If you plan to tow a car behind the rv then you need to research that. You cant back up when using a tow bar all four down. Because of a recent thread posted here and its fresh in my mind I will mention that things tend to rattle inside rvs while bouncing down the highway, expect to hear more noise inside the MH that you never hear towing a TT. It will take some time to experiment to quiet things down using foam etc. I'm just trying to limit any negative surprises making this move. We use our gasser class 'c' all year long for day trips. Its been a life saver for us while we stay home during covid. We use it to take local dinner drives and park in various parks to cook and eat dinner while enjoying nature . It breaks up the monotony of staying home. I like the class 'C' over the class 'A' because I wanted a short 24 ft rv and I have a drivers door, its just easier to gas up etc. I also like having the engine in front of me. I'm not sure in the entry level class A's how secure those front ends really are. I can see it being more beefy on a more expensive chassis but we are talking a lot more money. The v-10 in the 'A' has more power than the v-10 in the 'C' . Most 'A' MH's now have a drop down bed above the front seats and most all 'A' seats swivel as opposed to some 'C' MH's that do not. Ford is coming out with a new motor but I would wait to see its track record before plopping any money into that. I found the TT and truck was easier and less expensive to maintain because I could take my truck to any garage while on the road or my own shop where I can fit it through the door and onto my lift. I was able to perform a lot of things myself. In a MH you will be more restricted to find a shop large enough to accommodate your size rig at the same time being more expensive hourly. Truck shops seem to be more oriented to the commercial account holders that are dropping $100k plus annually for maintaining their fleet. In my experience, they viewed rv's as vacation toys not priority vehicles to make a living. I got pushed onto the back burner and ended up waiting, so its going depend on each individual shop owner how he views it. A long overhang can 'sometimes' drag on a sloped driveway and some local street intersections that involve hills and slopes. It is not that common that it happens but worth the mentioning. Once you drive it, you will get a feel for things and learn if its looks iffy, take it slow. My plumbing valves are high tucked inside a compartment unlike a TT where they hang down. I have welded protection tabs on my hitch and those tabs will scrape which protects my hitch . Those triangular tabs hang down about 1.5" and that's my lowest point. I will hear it drag before I can do any damage to the rv. Its my alarm system. I can pull head first into my home driveway with 1/2" clearance but can't back in without scraping and destroying my sidewalk where it meets my driveway apron. I also scrape when leaving one the dump stations where I always camp, I have to take it on an angle all the time. Sometimes a gas station or parking lot driveway apron will scrape but you will learn to angle your approach and it becomes second nature where you will do it automatically. Make sure you can clear your home driveway. Can't beat a nice flat driveway entrance. I towed using a Ford diesel for over 100k and towed using a gasser. Im 50/50 about which was better . If you are planning to drive a rig hundreds of thousands of miles towing or hauling a lot of weight or do a lot of western state driving through the mountains then a diesel would make better sense for longevity and torque for hills. I found the diesel was more expensive to maintain and finding a good experienced diesel mechanic was more of an issue.
bobndot 07/05/20 09:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: light film on cabinets

I agree it might not be. That's why I suggested the test kit. That way you know for sure. Trying to eliminate an rv leak that is building up inside a wall etc.
bobndot 07/04/20 09:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Has anyone added an extra water tank to RV roof

I realize there’s some negatives There is a risk installing a tank below the belly as well. Many trailer owners have to weld crossmember supports to secure OEM water tanks installed under TT's. Most water tanks in MH's are resting on solid interior floors. Is this idea something that you would intend to use while driving on a highway or is it a very short state park campground kind of road you plan to drive on where you don't want to break down your site to go get more water from a spigot ? On my first search I found a documented case. Most states now have criminal negligence laws regarding DOT and public highways. In Georgia, A ladder flew off an improperly secured rack mechanism on a privately owned pickup truck and killed another motorist. The DA made a criminal negligent homicide arrest. The driver was civilly and criminally responsible for 'failure to properly secure a load while operating a motor vehicle on a public highway." He had no defense, he put the ladder there and it was his truck, he was operating it. It was a felony.
bobndot 07/04/20 03:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: light film on cabinets

If it is mold and you treat it yourself, KEEP TESTING the rv. If it is mold and you or someone else has allergies to mold or a compromised immune system, be advised that bleach will often only be a temporary fix. It can reformulate microscopically in the cracks and seams of wood. That's what happened during the Sandy storm in so many of those homes where owners treated the condition themselves and didn't use a licensed specialist using commercial products. Those people did not have any recurrences of mold.
bobndot 07/04/20 01:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wind noise E-450

Great info. Add this to the list if things to do. Thanks! Looking at a pic of a 31K. it appears to me as if you have enough space from that rear arm to the rear edge to install the tabs.
bobndot 07/04/20 01:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: light film on cabinets

Sounds like a mold/mildew condition from lack of ventilation . Is anything else inside that garage getting a white film on it ? Make sure you don't have a leak somewhere that has settled then shows itself while in storage. Check inside all cabinets, use a flashlight and your nose. You can buy a test kit for mold at H. Depot for $10-15.00 If you have electric, run a dehumidifier. Buy a 4 pk of DampRid from Amazon which does not require power to operate. or if you have a boat dealer/marina they will have dehumidifier systems of various types. Open your roof vents and windows if you can during inside storage. google ways to clean it off so it does not comes back. Like a vinegar solution.
bobndot 07/03/20 08:27pm Class C Motorhomes
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