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RE: RV parks North across bridge from Mackinaw City

The Tiki campground is north of St Ignace about 1 1/2 miles. They have some nice sites and are PA. We have stayed there several times. Some are in the trees and some are in the open. There is also a Casino with a park in Evergreen Shores. If you buy your tickets for the ferry, ask and they have discount packages for other sites on the island also. Straits State Park is limited in site size. there is a KOA in St Ignace and another park called Lakeshore. Hope this may help. Happy Trails Bert
johnsonbert 01/01/20 12:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Side mirror replacement

I have replaced the mirrors on our Dynasty, and there is really not alot to it, as long as you have the direct replacement with the proper electric connection for adjustments and heat if installed. It involves 2-4 screws or bolts holding it to the body and an electric connection under the front cap. Depending on the mirror, it can be heavy and awkward and could be a 3-4 handed operation. Depending on the condition of your damaged one, I would save it for parts or reconditioning to sell, depends on the damage. I would have some sealant on hand to put back in the screw holes during assembly. Hope this may help. Happy Trails Bert
johnsonbert 12/12/19 07:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: LED light bulbs not working when installed in slideout

My suggestion would be to find the 12V feed to the light circuit going into the slide and just reverse the - and + and that should solve the issue. On one rig we had, I had to do that because it was reversed in polarity in the slideout and the item I was installing would not function as wired. On my present coach, some of the bedroom ceiling lights are of incorrect polarity and some LEDs will not work correctly. Hope this may help. Happy trails bert
johnsonbert 07/20/19 08:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Benefits of registration in SD

We are in the same situation. We have holdings in 2 different states but neither is a residence. One in just property with a full hook up spot and the other is property with pole building and electricity. We can stay at either for an extended time but neither is our residence. We use My Home Address in Emery SD for our address, drivers license and 2 car plates. Coach is registered in Wisconsin as that is where the lender is from and we have some of our mail sent there to a relatives house for forwarding. For years we paid state income tax to our home state even though we had not lived there for 12 years. Then they decided to tax SS and retirement money so we left. SD is not the lowest on plates and the advantages have been listed in other posts. It works out well for us, although someday we will have to go back to one of the other states for residency when done full timing. We have licensed in Florida previously also, and they were non-resident friendly at that time. Texas has annual inspections as do many other states. Hope this may help. Happy Trails Bert
johnsonbert 06/29/19 08:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Greetings from a Noob to 1974 Dodge Champion ?Titan?...

We purchased a 73 Escapade 26' in 1998 on the Dodge chassis. It had 5500 miles on it and had been stored inside for its entire life, as the owner was hurt in a logging accident early in its life. They saved it for the kids to use but they never did. Had to change the split ring wheels to tubeless wheels and tires, added dash and roof air, cruise and numerous other additions. Pulled out the Orange shag carpet and replaced it and had the cushions reupholstered. Over the next 3 years we put on over 25,000 miles on it and enjoyed every mile. It had the 413 wedge motor, lots of power in it. In 74, some Dodges had the 440 and disk brakes. Customize to whatever suits you and have a blast. Happy Trails Bert
johnsonbert 03/27/19 07:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A $ question for class A in Michigan

I do not know if it still exist, the sec of state could answer this, but regarding the annual plate registration fee based on value, there used to be a clause that allowed a person to register a pickup and then transfer the plate to the motorhome, no additional charge. This was written in the Sec of State guidelines at the time. This was in the early 2000's. It worked for us for several years then we moved the registration to South Dakota as well as our residency. Now we are SD residents, but lender says coach must be registered in WI, go figure. Hope this may help, Happy Trails Bert
johnsonbert 03/22/19 11:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone flat towing the new Camaro?

We tow a 2013 Challenger RT from time to time. We have put about 1500 miles on it and it has been ok. I believe it has the same 6 speed trans as the Camaro. It was listed in the owners manual and Motorhome as towable in 2012-2014 with a stick. My understanding is that a few had mishaps with them and they supposedly took them off the list. I stopped and talked to a Service manager about adding some additive or overfilling the trans a little for extra lube and he checked with the Midwest Engineer. The engineer said fill and do exactly as the manual says. I treated it like I do my Malibu automatic, I started it and ran it in neutral for several minutes to lube things and then just shut it off. I change Trans fluid each year before I have towed it. If traveling a longer day, I stop and run it again to circulate the lube. I am not sure that Tremec supports that concept but it has worked so far for us. Blue Ox made a tow bracket for it and it was not that bad of an install. It towed very well and behaved well behind the coach. Hope this may help, Happy Trails Bert
johnsonbert 03/04/19 08:58am Dinghy Towing
RE: allison transmission

No answer to your question but I have the same type of situation. Under one of the bedroom access points, there should be another dipstick and tube on the transmission. That is the one I have used in the past when I changed my filters and fluid. Also, when warm and level, you should be able to check the fluid level from the keypad. If you press on the up and down arrow shift keys at the same time, it will go into the fluid level sequence. You can go to the Allison site and download several manuals that are helpful to your situation. Ours doesn't have a dipstick there either and I even ran a camera down into the tube to see if it had come off the handle. Hope this may help. Happy Trails Bert
johnsonbert 03/04/19 08:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: looking at a 2006 american coach tradition 42r

About 7 years ago, we looked at an 05 42' Tradition 4 slide. At that time we weren't looking to hard but it definitely was a nice coach. We had an 03 Tradition with Walnut interior and thought pretty highly of it, except it was the 2 slide model with the narrow kitchen slide and we outgrew it. It had the ISC 350 and had lots of power. Otherwise it was a good coach. It should be on a Spartan chassis with the IFS front suspension. The cherry woodwork on the one we looked at was very good and had lots of storage, both interior and underneath. At the time, customer service and Tech assistance through American was superb. Can't speak to the same under REV now. If it's like Monaco customer service through REV, it has gone downhill quite a bit. We liked our Tradition alot and would recommend looking at any of the American line. I would recommend checking the exterior for signs of delamination, and that is the time period that they were having the fiberglass checking in the darker colors. Hope this may help. Happy Trails Bert
johnsonbert 02/25/19 06:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Buying a 1998 american tradition 40tvs

We had a used 03 Tradition and liked it a lot. Support from American and its new parent company was great at the time. It was on a spartan chassis with IFS and that also was very nice. One of the things about that year would be that it still had the rubber roof. It should be looked at carefully as some I have seen had shrunk and pulled out at the front or along the sides a little and had leaked. Other than that, American is a well built quality coach. You might also check for any delamination in the fiberglass exterior. And as others have stated, maintenance is important. Good luck in looking. Hope this may help, Happy trails Bert
johnsonbert 01/31/19 08:18am Class A Motorhomes
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