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Better handling

I'm sure this has been brought up before, but we are new to the class A experience, so here goes. We just bought a Tiffin 36LA, and although it rides pretty good, I'm always interested in better safety and performance. Looking at adding the Safe T Plus (stabilizer) and changing the sway bars (front and rear) to the CHF. For those that have tried it, how do you like it? Thanks, Skip
wjschill 11/27/21 04:44pm Class A Motorhomes
I did not know

We have a 2007 Chevy HD 2500 truck that we bought new. We pulled and lived in a fiver for three years. I had the tranny serviced every 25,000 miles while towing, and since, every 50,000 not towing. The truck has 226,000 miles on it. It started showing signs of leakage a few months back, and I assumed it was the front seal. I added fluid as needed. I decided to take it in to a tranny shop. They tell me that even though it (allison) has a spin on filter, there is also one a located inside the pan. So, those of you that want a complete tranny service, you might want to consider pulling the pan for the internal filter as well. Hope this helps with those with the Duramax/Allison combo. Skip
wjschill 11/15/21 03:43pm Class A Motorhomes
Diamond Shield

We have the DS on the front of our MH. There are several spots under it, probably mold. It's not real bad right now, but I read that it's quite costly to have replaced. What other options have others gone with? I've even thought, when it's time, just have it removed and repaint the front cab. Thanks, Skip
wjschill 11/13/21 10:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice please

OP here. I went with the Gorilla two part epoxy. I mixed it in a large syringe from Walmart and applied under the trim. I cleaned under the trim with rubbing alcohol before applying. I positioned a board with a little force on top of the trim. Looks like this will work just fine. Will remove board tomorrow. Note: If you want to use this method, be ready to apply the epoxy ASAP, as it sets up in the syringe in about five minutes. Thanks for the input. Skip
wjschill 11/13/21 03:37pm Class A Motorhomes
Advice please

Our (new to us) motorhome has a small section of outside trim that has separated from the fiberglass wall. It's about a 20 inch gap (about 3/8") that I can pull open, but not able to get inside for a good cleaning. What is the best adhesive to use? This is my only one shot, so I want the best I can get. Thanks.... Skip
wjschill 11/12/21 01:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: You're kidding...Right?

OP here. My wife is still "stocking" the mh. When she runs out of room, I'll get it weighed and use the tire chart. Thanks for all your input....Very helpful... Skip
wjschill 11/11/21 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rv specific soap and waxes

OK...This is going to seem crazy, but here goes. Tiffin recommends a mixture of baby shampoo and vinegar...not sure of the ratio, as I don't have the manual in front of me. We live on a lake and have many windows about 12 feet high. As I get older, climbing a ladder every spring gets less inviting. My neighbor had some guys from Louisiana washing his house, including windows. They gave me their recipe which was a mixture of Dawn dish detergent and vinegar. Spray it on...rinse it off. I thought...Better than climbing a ladder, so I tried it. Came out pretty good, with no scrubbing. But, I found that after the rinse, spraying down with demin water in a pump up sprayer worked great, with no spots. So, I'm going to try the Tiffin mixture followed by the demin water on my first wash. We just bought the coach a couple weeks back, so haven't tried it yet. I'll post after my wash...Good Luck. Skip
wjschill 11/10/21 05:30pm Class A Motorhomes
You're kidding...Right?

Just had new TOYO tires installed on our recently purchased Tiffin 36LA gas m/h. (2014) They seem to ride a bit harder than the ones replaced. I see the installer set all tire pressures at 110 psi. Now, I read that I should weigh all four corners to adjust each tire to the proper pressure. But, before I do so, fill the gas, propane, water, black and grey tanks, plus put in all our gear, tools, dogs, cats, and any people that might ride with us, before weighing. Then add 5% for road temps, cold or hot. I did weigh the rig for the front and rear axels, but surely there's some kind of average to stay within the safety factors. So, flame me, scorch me, inform me....Please. First time motorhome owner, just looking for answers. Thanks in advance, Skip
wjschill 11/10/21 01:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires?

Absolutely.... Way pass due!! Skip
wjschill 10/25/21 04:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires?

Tom/Barb... Ease up dude...Looks like someone pushed your buttons. Actually TOYO is a product of Japan, and most are built right here in the good ol' USA, in Georgia. The company has been in business for over 50 years. Agree, the China bombs are a bad product, (ask me how I know). I am just looking for something to replace the original Michelins, as these have some very bad sidewall cracking. Our MH will be for two or three week trips, not full timing. Great thing about our country....We can have opinions without being put in front of a firing squad. Life's short...Have fun!! Skip
wjschill 10/25/21 03:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires?

OP here. Thanks to all. Good info here. Bill....We are about an hour south of Dallas.
wjschill 10/24/21 07:47am Class A Motorhomes

Just brought home, new to us, 2014 Tiffin Open Road 36LA. It has the original tires with lots of tread, but bad looking cracked sidewalls. The original tires are Michelins 255/80R 22.5 GXRV. I want to replace with TOYO brand. Will the TOYO 265/75 22.5 work as the replacement? Thanks. Skip
wjschill 10/23/21 05:33pm Class A Motorhomes
Safety question

Any of you guys with Class A's ever use your leveling jacks to raise the rig for oil changes and tire replacements? I've heard of yes and no on both issues. Thanks, Skip
wjschill 10/20/21 01:23pm Class A Motorhomes
Finally !!!

After two years of looking for a Class A gasser, we narrowed our choices down to four, then two, and finally to one manufacturer. FOUND IT...BOUGHT IT....PICKING IT UP Tuesday morning. COVID was absolutely no help, but we gotter done. New owners of a 2014 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 36LA. I just need to get her back to Texas and put some new shoes on it. Really nice shape with only 21k miles. Just had it NRVIA inspected. After 150 plus pages and over 300 photos, she came through with flying colors. Our first motorhome, and after eight years....BACK ON THE ROAD AGAIN!! You guys helped us get here. Many thanks!!!! Skip
wjschill 10/16/21 12:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Purchasing a RV in another state

Thanks Doug...Good info. We were driving home this morning and was passed by a car in LA, that had a temp tag stated "TAG APPLIED FOR" Things must be easier in Louisiana....LOL Skip
wjschill 10/12/21 02:04pm Class A Motorhomes
Purchasing a RV in another state

We are in the process of purchasing a Class A from a private seller in Mississippi. I have thirty days from date of purchase to get it registered, here in Texas, where we live. My question is...How or what do I need for license plates to travel back to Texas if the seller wants to keep his? I'm sure someone out there has had the same experience... Please share. Thanks for your responses. Skip
wjschill 10/12/21 10:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fuel mileage

OP here. Thanks for all the input. I don't worry about the $$$'s, but the rig I'm looking at buying has a 75 gallon tank. I was just trying to figure out about how far I can get on each tank full. Thanks again...
wjschill 09/20/21 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
Fuel mileage

OK friends. I've read fuel mileage for a 35' gasser with the v-10 Ford engine pulling a 3500 lbs toad will be anywhere from 4 to 9 mpg. This is average traveling, not all level and not all hills. Please share your experiences. Thanks, Skip
wjschill 09/19/21 06:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Steering stabilizers

OP here. It's a 2014 Tiffin Open Road 36 LA with the F 53 frame. Thanks for the input.
wjschill 09/17/21 04:28pm Class A Motorhomes
Steering stabilizers

Looking at purchasing a 37 foot class A gasser in a few weeks. I read that a front end stabilizer is a good safety add on for front end blowouts, passing big rigs, and cross winds, for better control. What say you guys? And, what's your recommendations on available products? Thanks, Skip
wjschill 09/15/21 03:57pm Class A Motorhomes
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