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RE: Koni vs Bilstein

I had an '03 34' class A gasser on a Workhorse chassis that came with Bilstein's, it road hard! Changed them out with Monroe's with great results. Next rig was a 2007 40' on a Spartan chassis that came with Bilstein's that hit bridge transitions like a sledgehammer, changed out to Koni's and it really smoothed out the jarring hits.
purplekeenah 07/25/20 08:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cleaning Black AC cover and other black items

Kreylon rattle can works for me, and it will stay colorfast for a few seasons. For $6.00/can at Walmart it works very well, especially if you want to color match the A/C shrouds to the body which I did with my last rig.
purplekeenah 07/16/20 08:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Awning Fabric Replacement

Two rigs ago I removed the old/worn-out slide out covers and took them to my local awning shop. They used the old material as templates and sewed the old cording in the new material. SUNBRELLA was the awning material they used.
purplekeenah 06/06/20 09:59am Tech Issues
RE: Route 50 from Winchester VA to Chillicothe OH

That's a very picturesque route for a motorcycle, nice views in a car or a pickup truck. Route 50 from Winchester to Clarksburg, WV is a two lane road that has plenty of steep grades, switchbacks, etc. In a 38' rig the drive won't be that pleasurable.
purplekeenah 05/18/20 07:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: Accuride coated wheels

Thanks for all the input folks. I did talk to an Accuride rep, he said there is nothing that will make the problem go away, unless I wanted to strip all of the coating off the wheel and then care for the aluminum wheel with a cleaner and wax periodically. My last rig had the Accuride wheels which made life easier because there was no steady maintenance needed to keep the wheels looking nice. Dennis, you're probably right....we're the only ones that notice.
purplekeenah 04/03/20 07:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Accuride coated wheels

Dennis, obviously you had similar issues, what did you do, or learned to live with it?
purplekeenah 04/02/20 04:11am Class A Motorhomes
Accuride coated wheels

I recently purchased a 2015 Dutch Star that has 22.5 Accuride aluminum wheels that are coated. On the steer wheels there are a few areas with some sizable rub marks, these rub (abrasion) areas are not through the coating. Is there anyway to get rid of these rub/abrasion areas, such as rubbing them out with some sort of compound or ??? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you
purplekeenah 04/01/20 05:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Passive Steer

Thanks for all of the input!!
purplekeenah 03/15/20 06:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Passive Steer

Thanks Doug, I had been watching a YouTube on a newer DutchStar with Passive Steer on a Freightliner driving forward in a tight circle that showed how the tag-axle tires were turned out at I believe 12 degrees, I became curious if the tag-axle tires also turn out at 12 degrees when going in reverse, would make getting into a tight campground site much easier.
purplekeenah 03/08/20 06:03pm Class A Motorhomes
Passive Steer

Question for you folks that have Passive Steering in your tag-axle coach. Aside from from the tag-axle wheels steering when going forward, do they also steer when backing up, such as backing into a camp site?
purplekeenah 03/08/20 06:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: UpDate : Koni FSD Shocks

timmac, you'll be a happy guy going with new Koni's! I replaced the Bilsteins that came with my rig after the first 10K miles. The Bilsteins hit hard, the Koni's made a great improvement, especially with bridge transitions and expansion joints in general. Now, after approx. 60K miles on them they're still providing a comfortable ride. Well worth the investment.
purplekeenah 02/27/20 04:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stated wheelbase

MountainAir05, thanks for info.
purplekeenah 02/13/20 08:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stated wheelbase

My original post may have been misleading. I'm looking at a rig on the internet, aside from many photos there also is a spec sheet that identifies the wheelbase is 288". Is the 288" the distance from the front wheel hub to the rear wheel hub, or, is it the distance from the front wheel hub to the tag axle hub?
purplekeenah 02/12/20 08:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stated wheelbase

MountainAir5, thanks for the reply. So basically you're not aware of any standard that mfgs. adhere to when reporting the wheelbase for any of the tag axle rigs they produce.
purplekeenah 02/12/20 07:24pm Class A Motorhomes
Stated wheelbase

When reading the specs. for a coach that has a tag-axle, is the stated wheelbase measurement from the front axle to the rear axle, or to the tag-axle? I'm considering a newer rig with a tag and have to consider the length of my parking pad.
purplekeenah 02/12/20 06:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campground near Pittsburgh zoo

As mentioned, not a lot of campgrounds in Pittsburgh metro area. There is Fox Den Acres near New Stanton where I-70 and PA Turnpike (I-76) converge. Easy in and out of campground ( about a mile to the turnpike), approx. 34 miles, about a 45 minute trip.
purplekeenah 12/28/19 11:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2010 650 Cummins mileage

Thanks for the info Dennis. Thanks for the links lvylog.
purplekeenah 12/27/19 04:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2010 650 Cummins mileage

Thanks for the comments, I'm just trying to weigh a number of variables. Dennis, you probably don't carry a calculator with you all the time, but what would you estimate your average mpg on your rig over a number of years? I know you've traveled all over this country, a number of areas we've also been thru. We've been in a couple of campgrounds together, such as Portal and Bella Terra, just never had the pleasure of meeting you and your wife.
purplekeenah 12/27/19 12:12pm Class A Motorhomes
2010 650 Cummins mileage

The wife & I are contemplating a larger rig, one with a bath & 1/2 and king bed. Found a 2010 44' that has the 650 Cummins with 39K miles on it. Anyone here have a 600 ish in their rig that can give me an idea of what to expect fuel mileage wise? We plan an extended trip late summer this year from southwest PA to Washington state which will include about all degrees of travel from flat lands, to mountains, etc.
purplekeenah 12/27/19 06:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hankook AH11 vs AH35

Correction to my previous post....275 70 22.5 instead of 275 75 22.5.
purplekeenah 10/27/19 08:11pm Class A Motorhomes
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