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1987 37' Winnebago Elandan for Sale >$45,000< ??

Seller’s Description: CELEBRITY OWNED, DANA PLATO the beautiful & Talented actress that played KIMBERLY DRUMMOND on the very popular 80's "WHATCHOO TALKIN BOUT WILLIS" T.V. show, DIFF'RENT STROKES, spent the last 4 months of her life traveling in, living in and sadly passing away in this motorhome. It has remained unused and in her family's possession since her passing. It was Winnebago's top of the line, biggest and best coach that year at 37 feet long with a tag axle. It is clean and in fair condition, with faded paint, stripes and needing t.l.c. inside and out. It runs and drives well but still has Dana's original tires, hoses and belts on it. You can find autographed pictures of Dana Plato for sale, but this is absolutely the MOST SUBSTANTIAL REMAINING MEMORABILIA she has left !!! TRULY UNIQUE AND 1 OF A KIND !!! (Own the vehicle Dana enjoyed driving, her home, furniture, appliances and fixtures.) Price: $45,000 obo https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/rv-and-trailers/unspecified/unspecified/2234748.html?refer=blog She overdose on drugs and died in RV, who would even pay a thousand dollars for that.. :E
timmac 10/15/19 08:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: The mini splits are coming,

How many BTUs? 9000 BTU's as to the link in the video, I would need 3 for my 33 foot motorhome and a lot of batteries to go solar A/C.. I will stick with my 2 roof tops for now...
timmac 09/28/19 11:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Million-mile battery unveiled by ground-breaking research.

Before one thinks the battery will go for a million miles before charge is not true, it will last for a million miles of recharging.. Game changer..
timmac 09/28/19 11:06pm General RVing Issues
Million-mile battery unveiled by ground-breaking research.

If this is true than ICE autos and such are going instinct faster than ever thought, might want to hold off on that expensive ICE RV or Truck.. Million-mile battery unveiled by ground-breaking research Elon Musk promised—and Jeff Dahn delivered. With the publishing of a ground-breaking paper in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society (JES), Dahn announced to the world that Tesla may soon have a battery that makes their robot taxis and long-haul electric trucks viable. Dahn and his research group are Tesla's battery research partner. Dahn said: "Cells of this type should be able to power an electric vehicle for over one million miles and last at least two decades in grid energy storage." https://m.techxplore.com/news/2019-09-million-mile-battery-unveiled-ground-breaking.html
timmac 09/28/19 11:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer dolly: trailervalet, parkit360, etc

Need a dolly to maneuver TT into new carport I'm building. I want to pull it in frontways, but not have the truck in front of it. Completely flat concrete. Been looking at the above models and others. Trailer is just under 10,000 pounds wet but it would be far below that nearly all the time. Any experience our thoughts? I have a 3500 lb rated electric trailer valet I used on a trailer that weighed about 2900 lbs and it moved the trailer easy and even on a small incline and even on loose gravel and dirt. Its a remote control model and works like a tank.. https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Dolly/Trailer-Valet/TVRVR3-BB225.html?feed=npn&msclkid=682293ba788d1462c385ce34c5b54fbd&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Shop%20-%20Trailer%20Dolly%20-%20RLSA&utm_term=4577335627960506&utm_content=Trailer%20Dolly%20-%20Everything%20Else https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/38f24f0d-27aa-4f3e-b3a0-0ef5f798a082/svn/trailer-valet-rv-accessories-tvrvr3-64_1000.jpg
timmac 09/27/19 07:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking about a new Jeep tow vehicle...need your input...

I sold my 2004 Jeep Wrangler and bought a near new Toyota Tacoma 2WD with a automatic, you will need a driveline disconnect, you don't have to settle with a Jeep to flat tow.. Tacoma's weight is the same as a 2 door Wrangler but lighter than the 4 door Wranglers. The truck bed comes in real handy when traveling.. :C
timmac 09/25/19 03:50pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Towing

The OP also never clarified where his stated "tow limit of 3500 lbs" came from? Is that simply the difference between his GVWR and GCWR? If so, he could easily tow more if his MH weighs in at less that the full GVWR, as long as his hitch setup is up to the task, particularly 4-down. Yes the OPer can tow more than his towing limit if he is under the GCWR and if the hitch is rated for 5000 lbs
timmac 09/22/19 08:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing

Ford rated your 17,000lb F53 chassis to tow 8,000lbs. Fleetwood derated your chassis when they installed frame extensions and installed a 3500lb receiver. If you take a look at the installation of the frame extensions, it may scare you. Have those frame extensions beefed up and add a 5000lb receiver and you'll be good to go with that truck. Richard Unfortunately, the recommendation to "beef up the frame extensions" is frankly one really bad piece of advice. As most probably know, the required federal certification sticker as issued by the completed vehicle manufacturer sets the maximum limits allowed for each vehicle. The fact is, if you were over the allowed gross combined weight (as you would be based on your description), having the modifications made as recommended above would actually work against you, if God forbid there were to be an accident. See, a first year law student could present the idea that clearly you knew you had an over capacity/weight issue and you attempted an unapproved modification to try and compensate for the conditions. That would then be turned on you to prove gross negligence on your part. You would also likely see your insurance carrier wash their hands of any liability coverage as a result. Sorry, that is just the way it works. I have testified many times on issues like these as a SME (Subject Matter Expert) and seen it happen. Beefing up the rear frame and adding a 5000 lb hitch on a chassis that is rated for up to 8000 towing is not a bad idea in my book, just make sure you have good toad brakes, safety chains, etc and I don't see a issue, I would only limit the towing to 5000 lbs.. I towed 6800 lbs behind my beefed up motorhome for over 3 years no issues.. When a drunk driver has a accident the insurance company is still on the hook even though the drunk driver knew he was in the wrong..
timmac 09/14/19 09:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing

My question is has anyone pulled a full size pickup with a 35 ft gas motor home I have a 1997 Fleetwood Bounder 34V with a Ford 460 engine and my tow limit is 3500 lbs my truck is 4900 lbs. You can upgrade the hitch and the frame extension to the back of motorhome to safely tow 5000 pounds, my 08 Bounder was modified in back to tow up to 7500 lbs from the factory 5000 lbs or you can get a newer motorhome that tows 5000 lbs. I am also wondering if that older 460 and older trans can handle the extra weight and what about the brakes, I have a 2018 Toyota Tacoma ext cab that weights 4000 lbs, might consider a smaller truck..
timmac 09/12/19 04:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need TOAD advice ........................

I am looking for a FLAT TOW car , but it seems that almost EVERY one I consider , has really rotten ratings and histories on Car Complaints website. I prefer something between 2005 and 2012 , for price reasons. Jeeps ... ALL , seem to be a garbage car.. Saturns ... seem to drop transmissions often... Equinox ... appears to have LOTS of complaints, except for '09 and '14 and newer... Malibus ... Perhaps the worst transmissions & steering columns ever made... Pickups ... just too heavy ... I have had 5 in the past , and minimal issues , but those were older , and as such, made better than the non-American versions of newer ones. I would GREATLY enjoy any input from actual owners on this topic. Thank You I have a 2018 Toyota Tacoma, Ext Cab, 4 cly, 2WD, automatic, only weights 4000 pounds and very reliable. 4 door short bed version weights about the same but cost more. Great on gas. You will need a driveline disconnect for the auto trans. You can look for a used 2012 or older but why when the new base models don't cost that much.
timmac 09/07/19 01:41pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Electric slide outs

Electric slides and levelers on my 08 Bounder and still working good except one brake on one levler is starting to go bad.. No need to worry about hydrolic lines leaking with electric.. :C
timmac 09/06/19 03:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you leave plugged into shore power...?

Mine has been plugged in at my house for over 5 years now and I never have to check the AGM batteries.. :C
timmac 09/04/19 01:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Satellite upgrades? How?

Please don't anyone respond to timmac's post. He just loves trolling these kinds of posts and posting random BS about the death of satellite TV. Please, don't feed the troll and maybe it will die! x2 He obviously doesn't live or travel to locations where there's barely 4G to no 4G. Yes I have been where there is no internet service and I survived without TV, besides in a year or so Space X will have internet all over north America and than satellite TV will roll over and die..
timmac 08/31/19 01:09pm Technology Corner
RE: Again, Admin Opening Tongass National Forest...

Tongass national forest is plagued each year by numerous wild fires, Better forest management will prevent this. The president's actions are a good for the forest. A Big X 2..... :B
timmac 08/30/19 09:11pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Best TV Streaming Services

Is there a TV streaming service for full time RVers that doesn't require checking in at a home ZIP code every 90 days? We don't get "home" that often. Are you talking internet streaming ? Roku box is the best way for streaming, Apple box comes in 2nd.. You will need internet on the road however..
timmac 08/30/19 09:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Satellite upgrades? How?

Dont waste your money on new satellite equipment, put that money towards onboard internet and go streaming.. Satellite TV is almost dead.. :W
timmac 08/30/19 09:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Want to add a cig charger inside-ideas?

I dont think I have seen a RV without a 12 volt plug some where inside the coach, maybe some high end diesel pushers might go without.. :h
timmac 08/30/19 08:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Balancing tires, what's best?

Centramatics work great. X2 Centramatics and spin balance together makes the best balance hands down...
timmac 08/30/19 08:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Things getting out of hand

Where we store MH now,sine our enclosed storage was bought out, wanted $250.00 to check the tires, batteries, and fill the fresh water tank! Charged 141.00 to change under sink water filter. When we took it there in April and went out in June they did that and didn't charge but we did have pay over $1,000.00 for 2 starting batteries and installation and for checking a few things, and filling the near empty chassis batteries. They wanted 125.00 hour labor rate to fill the water tank by itself. 3-5 gallons a minute, perhaps that would from 20 to over 30 minutes, plus moving coach to where hose would reach, it would have been at least 75.00. We said no. Tomorrow is going to be a pickle. Pick up coach go fill up fuel tank, then to a campground near us fill water tank. Can't turn the coach around in our long driveway and don't want to try to fool with 500 ft of hose. Park at firehall an ferry three or four car loads of everything but the kitchen sink. Probably end up parking at Wal marts for to nights as it is a holiday weekend and no time to plan things out. Got to be a better idea! Well I know what my next business is going to be... Over charge people that cant do minimal tasks.. :B
timmac 08/29/19 01:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sacramento to San Diego

Did this trip a little bit ago. Took 5 the entire way and didn't hit any traffic except just around LA. Road conditions were excellent except on the north bound trip descending the grapevine where the number 3&4 lanes are just pot hole heaven. Yea I have in the past tried going different routes and still had traffic issues and potholes in So Cali when I travel there often to see family I now just take the straight shortest route and head out at certain time to avoid the rush hour.. All the changing of highways and turns to go this way than back that way to avoid issues hardly ever works..
timmac 08/29/19 01:36pm Roads and Routes
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