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RE: 2001 Fleetwood Southwind Front-end sags

Chevrolet and Workhorse chassis using the P-30 and P32 used coils with air bags. The springs from Henderson are variable rate springs based on your actual front end weights. Improves handling when done along with proper wheel alignment. Yes, definitely look into the Henderson Super Steer springs. I replaced my original springs on my 2001 workhorse chassis and it was the best thing I ever did to it, No more air bags! You weigh the coach and the front axle and they will tell you what springs you need. Now it sets level and drives better! I installed them myself, it was not fun but I got it done, then had the front end aligned.
olfarmer 02/26/21 06:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cost of engine replacement or rebuild

I worry more about the transmission, wheel bearings, belts, hoses, etc. than the engine. Our MH is low mileage (under 30k) but it is 20 years old so many thing can fail from age!
olfarmer 02/21/21 08:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace TV

WOW, that looks great, I wish I had known about it when I did ours!
olfarmer 01/29/21 07:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replace TV

I replaced our built in front mounted TV with a larger flat screen on the swing out mounts. I really like it but I do strap it in tight when traveling.
olfarmer 01/28/21 09:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crummy headlights - Can't see, need upgrade

In our old MH, I ran a wire directly from the battery to a relay that was controlled by the light switch. It made a big difference! Also, I agree with the statement, that the lights got a lot brighter after cataract surgery. ;-)
olfarmer 01/21/21 01:08pm Tech Issues
RE: How do you transport your mobioity scooter

It sounds like with your rig you need to consider a scooter that breaks down. We have one and they are not that expensive and will fit in some pretty small spaces.
olfarmer 12/28/20 10:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Questions About People's Knowledge Of Various Issues

Dougrainer gave you great advice! I have had 3 class C and 2 class A motorhomes. I liked all of them but like Doug said a class C usually has more sleeping room, in fact the smallest one we had slept the most people. Our class A has a rear bed but in the front you have to fold out the couch and make up the dinette to sleep 3 more people. I would not want to have to do that every night. If you carefully examine the over cab area for damage on a Class C and get a solid one just be careful to keep everything sealed and if you have indoor storage, I would not be afraid of one. I really didn't notice much difference in how they drive.
olfarmer 12/26/20 08:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rear Slide Control Board died

Try a division of Mobility RV at Hanlontown Iowa. Phone #800 933 7742. They are not part of Winnebago but they handle a lot of Winnebago obsolete parts. I have gotten parts for my 2001 Brave from them. They don't have everything but they may be worth a try. Good Luck!
olfarmer 12/22/20 09:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil for generator

My onan 4000 says use 30W but I use 10W30 and it works fine with no oil consumption. It is the sa me oil I use in the engine and if it is cold the genny cranks over easier.
olfarmer 12/19/20 09:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can you put diesel oil in a gas generator?

While I am sure you can use diesel oil it is usually 15-40 and most gas generators call for 30W or 10W30 oil. The diesel is good oil and will not hurt the generator in warm weather but if you are in cold temps it would be better for the engine to use a lighter weight oil. JMHO
olfarmer 12/19/20 09:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Warm weather traveling

If the weather is in the 75 to 80 degree zone, our dash air does pretty good. I usually point the air ducts at me just so it doesn't hit me in the eyes. If it is uncomfortable I run the generator and the roof air. I don't notice a big difference in the gas bill. What if it costs a little more to be comfortable, it costs money to run the AC at home too.
olfarmer 12/19/20 09:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roof type - leaks

What ever kind of roof you get, maintenance is the most important. In a class C, look very carefully at the cab over, that is a common place for problems with a class C. Good luck with what ever you buy, just have fun!
olfarmer 12/18/20 11:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Routes around Houston TX

The SE section of Beltway 8 is under construction. The lanes are so narrow I hate doing it in my car. The bright side is the tolls have been waved. The West 610 loop to I69 exchange is always a mess but doable. If you're not in a big hurry and want to avoid Houston all together, I suggest turn South at Winnie, take the ferry to Galveston, Freeport and pick up I69 (59) at Edna I agree, that is how we have done it several times with a 30 MH pulling a Jeep GC. It is an enjoyable and scenic trip.
olfarmer 12/17/20 01:48pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best and worst routes across the Mountains ?

I think you will be fine on the up grades, shift down to save your brakes on the down grades. Go down in the same gear you go up in or even lower. I recommend flushing the brake fluid if it has not been done recently. I have driven 3 class C motor homes over the mountains, the newest was a '78 and the oldest was a '73. The only problem I had was vapor lock in the '78, it was a 350 Chevy and I found if I burned premium gas I had no problems with it. The other 2 were Dodges and no problems at all. Have fun and good luck!
olfarmer 12/17/20 01:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Antifreeze no longer pink

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olfarmer 12/13/20 11:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Antifreeze no longer pink

I am with everyone that said buy new, not worth the risk for what it costs. I am curious though because I winterized my MH a year ago and haven't used it. I hope the antifreeze is still good!
olfarmer 12/13/20 11:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A pretty nutty motorhome

Ha, that is pretty neat!
olfarmer 12/10/20 08:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil change + replace battery, which comes first ?

The age of the gas is a concern. The gas in our Mh is probably a year old too. I run it periodically and it seems fine but if it gets much older I don't know what to think. I have vintage cars that don't get much use but I haven't had an issue with the gas in them. I have had more trouble with small engines that do not hold much gas. Staybil or seafoam would possibly help.
olfarmer 12/10/20 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What do you do with ash/coals ?

When I am home I just spread the ashes from my fireplace in my garden, they are good for the soil. I would ask the campground what they want you to do with them.
olfarmer 12/09/20 09:58pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Oil change + replace battery, which comes first ?

I would replace the battery, warm up the engine to normal operating temperature, and change both the oil and the filter. At 3 years and 3000 miles plus sitting around that long, your oil does need changing in my opinion. I change mine every 3000 miles, sooner if I am going on a trip that would run it over 3000 miles before I get back.
olfarmer 12/08/20 10:56pm Class A Motorhomes
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