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RE: Looking for TPMS Recommendation

Has anyone got any opinions on the Tuson system? I like the idea of the internal sensors - no dirt/water to cause issues and no extra weight on the end of the valve stems.
eldel 06/09/21 09:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Are those all new seats? That table apparatus in the foreground of the picture looks pretty heavy duty,I have not seen anything like that,Is also used to lift something? How does it work? Actually the black item in the foreground is a chair lift - for transferring people from wheelchair outside to grey swivel chair inside. The table you can kinda see between the seats. I got it from https://travelliftchair.com/ It's a bit noisy as it's a powered screw thread so I need to build a sound deadening box for the power unit at the top. Hi Eldel - if you could provide some details and links for where did you get those chairs; I would really appreciate it. This would be the mod I would love to do (i.e., get rid of that couch and replace with two swiveling chairs). Thanks in advance. The chairs are these ... https://www.discountvantruck.com/rvhighbackcaptainsseats/motorhomefurnituresedona-iS.htm Note that the front passenger seat is a massive pain to fit. To get enough room for it to swivel you need to mount it in and back - which means you end up having to remove the central storage (note the cup holders) and create a custom mount to put the swivel mount on. Having said that - it's awesome when you can use it. I should point out that I merely provide the requirements and the money for most of this. I'm incredibly fortunate to have a local business that does RV customization. On another note - was anyone here in the Tetons this week? I saw another 28a in Colter village. I can report that 2x205W solar panels and 2*100Ah Li batteries are quite sufficient to run all our power needs with no generator. Including kettle, coffee maker, microwave etc. Not the AC though - that needs shore power or the generator. It's also plain that these units are designed for single night stops between hookups at most. Like others I find the tiny grey water tank a pain. That's going on the winter to-do wishlist. Also - for those wondering about a TPM setup - I had a rear inner fail (valve stem seal) on the outbound journey this week and the alarm allowed me to pull over before anything catastrophic happened. 2 items of note for this incident i) coach-net claim that they can tell where you are from the phone - well not this week they couldn't. Despite me initiating the call from their app I ended up having to explain in excruciating detail where we were. They still got it wrong - despite it being the only gas station for 20 miles. ii) try not to need emergency service on reservation territory - they had a huge issue finding anyone permitted to work there. It took 6 hours and they had to ask the local emergency services for advice.
eldel 06/05/21 01:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Got the right hand side of the 28a just about done. Once we get the final positioning of the table (folded down in this picture) sorted out then we finish the electrics and the dinette goes and is replaced by work area and cupboards. Oh - and the wine rack :-) https://i.imgur.com/HoOvmGxl.jpg
eldel 05/31/21 05:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Well golly. I just finished reading all 154 pages and many, if not most, of my questions have been answered. I've truly enjoyed reading about all the fixes and changes and whatnot. Thanks to all for the info. My husband and I are seriously considering the Majestic 28a. We would like to go talk to someone and considered going to Newark on Friday. Then I remembered the holiday. We'll wait. I would guess that they would be too busy. I have several questions that deal with the bedroom. We're full timers and have two cats and a dog. Pepi, the dog, is a dachshund/beagle mix. Short legs. Any suggestions to make it easier for her to get on the bed? I figure I'll have a better idea of what I can do once I get a better look. I'll probably have to build something. Also, is there any way to make a cat-sized opening for access from the bedroom to the rear storage? Keeping the litterboxes in the storage bay would be so much nicer. Thanks in advance. The water tank and much of the plumbing are under the bed so I doubt that you can make an accessible opening into the rear storage bay. Also the 'nightstands' extend about 40% of the way down the bed and the gap between the bed and the wall is only 14". It's a little tight in there. Hmm - thinking about it - you could make a cat door in the front of one of them - I have no idea how structural that bulkhead is though. If you are full timing and want/need more house battery the space under the fridge is big enough for a pair of 100 AH batteries and an inverter.
eldel 05/25/21 09:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I thought all the refurbs were done in AZ now. Did they restart in FL? I know at one point last year they were delivering from AZ to everywhere. I doubt that there's a significant difference in output. The difference is probably between the secondary outlets where they may, or may not, be willing to deal with minor items. HELOC (if available) is probably the best bet - it's a second home on your tax return. I couldn't find any sensible auto finance with >100K miles. $980 (in Denver last year - I assume it's the same everywhere). It's "assisted manual" and make sure they demonstrate it to you before you leave. They fitted mine the wrong way up.
eldel 04/18/21 10:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I have a solar charge controller installed already. But this it seems requires a DC-DC charge controller (another $200 or so). Just wondering if I can simply disconnect alternator to house battery charging mechanism for now. I suspect (and I use that word carefully) that as long as the solar panels are the only power source and the controller is calibrated to the optimum late charge rates then you might be OK. But really - you're spending $1K on a battery and risking it. If the overall cost is too high why not just replace it with a traditional item. They're about 20% of the cost (or less on occasion) and you don't have to alter anything else. I'm doing mine to increase the storage capacity 3x and leaving headroom in the system for more - but that's because we're intending to spend more time either boondocking or on basic state park sites and we don't want to run the generator. If it's just a like-for-like function I'm not sure I'd spend the extra.
eldel 02/16/21 12:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Trying to replace standard AGM battery (which is dead) with LiFePO4 battery on my CA Majestic 28A. Anyone know the location of alternator diode/solenoid so I can simply disconnect it (or put in a current limiter or a switch)??? I looked at this and heard from multiple people (who I'm sure know more than I) to put a proper charge controller in. The LiFePO4s are expensive things to blow up by overcharging. I looked at it some more and decided to get the local shop to put one in as part of a solar install.
eldel 02/15/21 11:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

As a follow-up - a quick google search gave me this helpful link which seems to validate the advice I was given - the 6.8 V10 is a long-term hauler as long as you look after it. With an annual oil change I fully expect the powertrain to outlast my usage of the vehice.
eldel 01/28/21 01:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I bought an extended warranty on a new TT about 12 years ago. It was for 4 years. In that time I tried to use it 6 (if memory serves) times. Only once did they part with actual money and that took months - fortunately I hadn't planned on using it during that period. They didn't cover call outs, the unit had to go to an 'approved' repairer - a list of which was 'not available' and they would not necessarily cover the complete cost. Treat it like medical insurance but with less chance of personal suffering. I wouldn't go so far as to say they are a scam, quite - but they don't exist to pay money out. In our situation (ex-rental units) the appliances and everything else are as simple as possible to enhance the lifespan. There's very little to go wrong {edit to add - as long as you keep up with basic maintenance}. My personal response to the offer of the extended warranty was to glance at the fine print, chuckle, and politely refuse.
eldel 01/26/21 09:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Hi I ordered a 28a2017 through the Manassas va. Location . Anyone have any information about getting an inspection in that area . They say they are refurbished in Mesa Az. And then driven to va. Via .hired driver or 1 way rental. Has anyone purchased extended warranty and attempted to use it . Should I expect or ask for anew set of tires . Should batteries be new ? Do they do a complete trans mission fluid change with a new screen. I skipped the warranty when I looked at the small print. The 30 day one is quite comprehensive though so make sure you take a trip in that time. They don't change fluids - or test them. I had a complete fluid test and was told "well you can change it if you want". I did. The battery will be original as long as it holds some charge. The tires will be as is unless illegal. I did use an outside inspector (in Denver so not a lot of good for you I'm afraid) and I'm glad I did. When they refurbished the roof they didn't finish it correctly.
eldel 01/20/21 05:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

But if wires need to be routed a long way through walls or ceilings I'm not comfortable and would hardly know where to begin. Chris I resemble that remark. I just booked my 28A into the local shop to get the solar system fitted. Victron invertor & controller, 200AH of lithium batteries and 250W of panels. Not doing that lot myself.
eldel 12/03/20 02:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Anyone know where is the fresh water drain plug on Majestic 28A? Under the bed. Lift the mattress, unscrew the wooden top and the fresh water and drain are right there.
eldel 12/01/20 01:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV navigation (Device or app)

I wouldn't bother with the CoPilot app. I tried it - it doesn't know about state parks in it's search. When you put in the absolute reference it can find it and name it. Even then it mis-routed me down a dirt track that wasn't even the shortest route. Needless to say I didn't bother to pay for it once the free demo time was up. Remember that you can download the maps for Google maps before you leave - so it still works out in the boonies where there's little or no cell data coverage.
eldel 12/01/20 08:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I'm guessing that the vertical stability was also influenced by the shock absorbers but the new sway bars are really meaty in comparison to the old ones. I did them all at the same time so I'm really not in a position to be positive. I really like the end result though. Yeah - the toilet as well - but I'll probably put a false floor in there, actually one that goes from where the door currently stops all through that area. Replace the door with a concertina door. That would "fix" the toilet height but the shower is something else.
eldel 10/20/20 08:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

After our first trip in the 28A last month where we were almost tossed off a straight road by a combination of cross wind and an 18 wheeler I figured it was time to sort out the steering and suspension. We added the Roadmaster front and rear sway bars and the steering stabilizer. Also replaced the worn out tie rod ends and replaced the shocks with Bilsteins. The difference is night and day. We just got back from a trip on I70 across the Vail pass. So a 5000ft change in altitude and some long sweeping curves on both sides of the pass. Was just like driving a very large car. No swaying in the breeze, no particular deviation when an 18 wheeler went past. All in all I can thoroughly recommend the upgrade - those descents would have been nightmarish with the previous setup. Now - on to the inevitable questions. Has anyone lowered/replaced the shower in the CA 28A? The 10" entry lip is insane and I can't figure out why they did it. I'm sure there's a reason why the floor of the shower is so high - I just can't figure out what it is. It's above the wheel and I don't think the propane tank goes that far back.
eldel 10/19/20 07:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Our (much delayed) first outing. Glendo state park Wyoming. This was shot on the last afternoon - about 4 hours before the snow started. No - we didn't hang around for that. https://i.imgur.com/dr0VGt2l.jpg
eldel 09/10/20 08:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hooking up 30A at home

OP here - just got chased out of Wyoming by the snow :-) Thanks for all the input. For clarity the previous RV (TT) AC would run happily from the 15A house circuit. The replacement (C class) AC trips the breaker in about 20 seconds. The 14-30 is not the dryer but a separate circuit that we put in to run a table saw. Which never happened but that's another story. It looks like the easiest answer is to replace the 14-30 outlet with a 14-50 one. Failing that I'll buy an adapter from the ev place.
eldel 09/08/20 03:59pm Tech Issues
Hooking up 30A at home

I'd really like to be able to run the AC on my rig when I've got it parked outside the house before we take off on a trip. The 110V house supply isn't enough but I do have a 220V / 30A outlet in the garage which is a 14-30 outlet. I'm looking and reading but I don't see anywhere where I can get a 14-30 to TT-30 converter. 14-50 to TT-30 yes. Is this even possible (assuming that the 14-50 converter just splits 220/50 into 2 x 110/25) or am I looking at wiring in a new circuit?
eldel 09/06/20 12:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Thanks Iamichabod. Looks like the prices are about the same. The 100AH batteries are about $900 - $1K each, the 200W panel(s) with installation are about $1K. Add tax and we're in the same ball park. Not inexpensive - but without some 'interesting' changes to the underside of the rig I can't get 200AH in there without using the LiFePo batteries because of their size. Actually it's marginal that we can get both of them in there as it is.
eldel 09/04/20 12:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

According to the salesguy at Denver CA when I got my 28A it's a 7W mini panel which is basically just there to stop the coach battery totally depleting if the rig is standing unpowered. I'm looking to replace my setup with 200W of panel and 200AH of LiFePo4 batteries. Estimating with charge controller and the labor that'll be around $3K - $3.5K.
eldel 09/04/20 09:02am Class C Motorhomes
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