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RE: Wheels off the ground "Does it Hurt the frame/RV"

1. Follow manufacturer's directions for leveling and whether front wheels can be off the ground. Rear wheels should NEVER be off the ground. 2. Personally, I would always keep the front tires on the ground. I just came back from a trip with our MH and the site was sloped such that I couldn't come close to getting level. I went to Lowes, purchased a 2X10 and cut enough blocks so that I could put blocks under the front levelers and tires. Just my 2 cents worth! Safe travels!!
scbwr 08/11/20 08:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Koni vs Bilstein

I had new Bilstein shocks put on my rig this past spring. Due to Covid and some health issues, we're on our first camping trip since the shock replacement. My wife, who has a back issue, says that the ride of the motor home is much better with the new shocks. Our ride was about 125 miles and we were on a stretch of Interstate 71 as well as a lot of two lane roads. We head home today and out on another trip on Monday, so I'll see if the DW has any additional comments. If money were now object, I'd run at 500 - 1,000 mile on the Bilstein shocks and then replace them with Koni Shocks and see how they compare. Anyone interested in sponsoring a test??????:B
scbwr 07/31/20 05:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Koni vs Bilstein

My Koni FSD shocks are NOT gas charged so they do not transfer the small bumps, like road joinst, back to the coach as much as my Bilsteens did. OK, great. That is good to know....the potholes can not be fixed by shocks, but the expansion joints and bridges I was hoping could be, at least somewhat. Al It's an interesting article but you do have to keep in mind the article is pretty old. I wish someone would do another test with results for at least one representative diesel pusher and one representative gas motorhome on the F53 chassis. My research showed many more mixed reviews when it comes to Koni vs. Bilstein shocks on a gas motorhome.
scbwr 07/26/20 10:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Converting table to bed

For most dinette beds, if you just look at the size of the cushions laying flat, that's the size of the bed. If you have the space, you could make a platform to extend the bed and make or purchase a cushion to sit on top of the platform.
scbwr 07/20/20 05:16am Beginning RVing
RE: Air conditioning in new 5th Wheel

The OP mentions that the thermostat is set at 73. What happens if you lower the thermostat setting? Are the AC units running continuously or are they cycling out? The location of the temperature settings in our Bay Star requires adjusting the thermostat more often when in very hot temps.
scbwr 07/19/20 04:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stone Mountain park

We enjoyed a stop there as part of one of our trips to Florida. We had a site on the lake and it was very nice. For such a large campground, it was pretty quiet, but we were there during the "off season". I could see how it may be a bit different during prime time. Hiking up the mountain, or taking the cable car is a must. I'd stop there again!
scbwr 07/19/20 04:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Towing with 4cyl Sorento?

I suggest that you load gear into the camper that you plan to leave in it for your camping trips. Then, take it and get it weighed. Look for a nearby CAT scale facility. I think if you go to their web site, there is information on how to weigh an RV. By getting it weighed, you can see what your actual weight is and then you can determine how you need to proceed. But, using a second vehicle for the family and extra gear sounds like a very good idea. It's so much better to play it safe. Check the tires....if they are over 5 years old, replace them. Camper tires rot out before they wear out the tread (for most folks) and you don't want to experience a blow out while towing it! Make sure added weight to the popup is evenly distribute or have slightly more weight forward of the axle. Too much weight in the rear can cause trailer sway. Good luck and I hope you can enjoy many great camping trips!
scbwr 07/14/20 10:03am Towing
RE: Overnight stop near Atlanta

Allatoona Landing Allatoona Landing has been one of our overnight stops in our treks to Florida. We're usually there during the off season, and it's very quiet. But, I think it's a real busy place during the camping season.
scbwr 07/11/20 06:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Well, it's over width=300 X2 Enjoy life and stay safe!
scbwr 06/22/20 06:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Full Circle back to TT

You gotta do what makes you happy! We enjoy our class A, but I can see a change as we get older and/or health issues change. Enjoy!
scbwr 06/22/20 06:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Do You Trust Hitch Locks?

I use the Blue Ox locks and they work well. You do have to keep them well lubricated as they really take a beating when driving in the rain. There have been several discussion on this topic with many comments about locks making it harder for someone to fiddle with your hitch vs. non-locking pins making it easier to unhitch the toad car in the event of a fire. Even with locking pins, it's a good idea to always do a check of the hitch before hitting the road. Anytime I stop while on the road, I do a walk around and check tires, hitch, etc.
scbwr 06/18/20 05:49am Dinghy Towing
RE: New Jayco Alante, Winnebago Intent, or Coachmen Pursuit?

I've looked at one or two intents, and I would suggest looking at one of the better class A units such the Sunstar or Vista. Then, I'd compare the quality of the Jayco to the Winnebago. Consider looking for a used rig and look at a Tiffin or a Newmar. I'd go with one of them even if it meant buying something a little older. Of course, condition, service records and finding a floor plan that meets your needs is also part of the equation.
scbwr 06/18/20 05:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire covers

I use them when we're staying somewhere for more than a few days such as when we are in Florida in the winter. It may be debatable as to whether I really need to when I prefer to replace tires before they become a problem i.e. even with our rig stored indoors, I will probably replace them by year 7, sooner if needed.
scbwr 06/16/20 06:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help in Purchasing Class A Motorhome

For a gas motor home, I'd suggest going with Newmar or Tiffin or possibly one of the better Winnebago models. Of course, when buying used, it's all about condition and service records. We bought our Bay Star in 2018 and in our search, so many of the used rigs were in need of repairs, extensive remodeling, etc. We started out thinking of finding something in the 2005-2008 range, but after looking, we increased our budget and went with a 2012 Bay Star. If you look carefully, you'll see the difference between the different makes. I'm sure we could have been equally happy with a Tiffin or the right Winnebago/Itasca. Having looked at some of the newer, less expensive Winnebago rigs, I wouldn't buy them. They've cut a lot of corners to make them lower priced, and I think you're better off buying a higher quality rig, even if it is a little older.
scbwr 06/16/20 06:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Durable tire recommendation

I've owned several sets of Maxxis tires when I had travel trailers. They were very good tires and received good reviews on the forums.
scbwr 05/14/20 04:07am Towing
RE: Windshield Wiper Nut Cover For a 2017 Newmar Ventana

Contact Newmar parts and just order one through them!
scbwr 04/27/20 04:43am Tech Issues
RE: When this is over

When this is over: Do as much camping/traveling in our Bay Star as possible. Enjoy hugging and holding our granddaughter that we haven't held since February! Enjoy a family reunion with our two sons and their wives. Travel to MD to see my sister that I haven't seen in over a year! Enjoy visiting friends and social activities in our community. Enjoy sharing a meal in our favorite restaurants. More importantly: Count our blessings that we've gotten through this crisis without any losses in our family. Continue to express gratitude for all those folks that played major roles in helping people during this crisis and do what we can to help those that have suffered personal and financial losses during the crisis.
scbwr 04/27/20 04:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Quality used Class A's

Re the Ford V10 - I wouldn't hesitate to get the 5 speed transmission. It was a big improvement over the 4 speed. And, I would also suggest getting a 5 Star Tune if you purchase a 4 or 5 speed transmission rig. As to quality gas motor-homes, my answer is Newmar, Tiffin, or Winnebago/Itasca. I have to say I'm really impressed by our 2012 Newmar. The overall insulation is very good...we've been very comfortable in some mid-teen temps with the propane furnace doing its job. Also, there's enough heat diverted to the fresh water bay to keep the water flowing. Because of their wall design and double pane windows (at least on ours), the interior is very quiet. Ours is just shy of 34' and I will tell you that in very hot temperatures, you need two AC units. Good luck on your search! If I can answer any questions, just send me a PM.
scbwr 04/19/20 11:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Just curious......

Never had a diesel truck, but over time, I came to this conclusion re tow vehicles and towing. All you can do is make sure your truck is running properly and up to specs. After that, any checking of gas mileage is only good for monitoring any change that could be indicative of a problem. Otherwise, ignore the mileage as it's never that good when you are pulling a trailer with flat surface areas that create so much drag and resistance. There are no "miracle cures". The only thing you can do is keep your speed down, manage gear shifts where applicable, accelerate gently when possible and keep the truck in top condition. Aside from that, fill the tank when necessary and just enjoy the ride!
scbwr 04/12/20 05:15am Travel Trailers
RE: ONAN generator no start

Did you check the circuit breakers on the generator? Remove the cover and (at least on my generator), you will find rocker switches for the circuit breakers. I've had mine trip and the first time it happened, I would press the start button on the dash, and all I would get was the clicking sound of the generator trying to start. Once I removed the cover and flipped the circuit breaker switches, the problem was solved.
scbwr 04/12/20 04:57am Class A Motorhomes
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