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RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

80 yrs here. I don’t know about towing, but my motor home and I have a lot of miles to travel! California next week, Nebraska next June and who knows where else after that.
BigRabbitMan 11/08/19 07:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mysteries of RV design

I added two 12v outlets and will add a third one. The water pump switch was/is on the dash. I added one on the edge of the cabinet over the sink and another one in the bathroom where it can be reached while sitting down.
BigRabbitMan 11/02/19 10:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: What did you do to your Class A MH today???

I have a 1976 FMC coach. The rear brakes started dragging after frequent use last summer and was diagnosed as the rear hydrovac not fully releasing pressure on the brake shoes. Since that unit was 20 plus years old, I had one on hand and had the new one installed. Brakes are fine now. Going to California for a few days in a couple of weeks.
BigRabbitMan 11/01/19 08:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motor Coach Deliberately Crashed?

Pure speculation at this point!
BigRabbitMan 10/11/19 12:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Emergency roadside assistance

I was a big FMCA fan until they turned into a money grubbing duplication of Good Sam. Now it's $75/year? Now I am even happier. I liked the Motorhome only magazine and the cost was only $50/year (often a 5 year discount was available. I was a member for many years with a f192xxx number. Today, they don't do it for me as I have exactly zero interest in any other vehicle than a motorhome. I remain a LT Good Sam member (that's free!) and have been extremely happy with the GS roadside service. The 2 times I needed to be towed I was towed to the exact location where the manufacturer recommended service be preformed.You've got a problem. To me, it's not about what you show-up in. It's about having fun. I don't care if you've got tent, pop-up, travel trailer, class A, B, C or converted bus as long as you're good people. Numbers don't lie and the MH market isn't what it used to be. Change or died was the decision FMCA had to make and they made the right one. The repatriation insurance went way up and membership fees had to go up or drop the coverage. As I said, an individual could not buy a policy with the coverages FMCA Assist offers for anywhere near the cost of membership in FMCA. Add to that, FMCA is the only major non-profit camping club operated for the benefit of it's members. You're lucky to have bought the GS LT membership when you did. Part of the dues in GS pads the pocket of the owner who's only in it for the money. The benefit programs FMCA offers are only there to benefit the membership - not make a profit. To each his own and I'm glad you're happy. I didn't last long in an FMCA chapter with others that had your beliefs about opening up the membership and I'm happy now too. I don't have a problem. Just because I am not interested in reading about pop-ups and trailers does not mean I have any kind of distaste for those who own them. I joined Family MOTORCOACH Association because I owned a MOTORCOACH and was interested in topics related to MOTORCOACHES. There's nothing wrong with that. I am also a Good Sam member and already get a magazine related to all types of RV's. I don't need to pay $75/month for a duplicate subscription which only contains limited information on topics I might be interested in. I am a full timer so the FMCA Assist has no value to me as home is where ever I am located and I really don't need to be sent back to my mail forwarding service address should something happen to me. Some will certainly find that service an important option but if that's their only real value, they should change their name or become an insurance company. FMCA has no value TO ME. That is not in any way meant to indicate whether it has any value to anyone else. Just a fact check for others the FMCA dues are $75 per YEAR and not per month as stated above.
BigRabbitMan 10/08/19 06:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: new generator time

If it was me, I would look for one of the newer induction generators from Oman and other manufactures. Much quieter as only operate at the speed required for the load. Small or no load it just idles. Speeds up to handle proportionally heavier loads.
BigRabbitMan 09/21/19 02:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

If you are going to fill it, use spray foam.
BigRabbitMan 09/06/19 10:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Owners Manual

Times have changed! For my 1976 FMC I have three manuals: owners manual, parts manual and service manual plus appliance manuals. Wiring, plumbing and other diagrams and many exploded diagrams of virtually all parts of the coach.
BigRabbitMan 07/14/19 08:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: On/Off switch on dash

I have a ‘76 FMC and they were all built from ‘73-76. Therefore, it is normal for a new owner to find “mystery switches” as we call them. It can take years to figure out what they do so good luck and happy hunting!
BigRabbitMan 05/08/19 09:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

One last wood fact: redwood expands and contracts longitudinally rather than cross grain. Don’t know why but has to be allowed for when using it.
BigRabbitMan 04/12/19 10:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Since we're discussing windows, have you thought about which one will be your emergency exit? With both a drivers and a mid coach passenger door and sleeping between the two doors he doesn’t need an escape window.
BigRabbitMan 04/05/19 07:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small Class A with Twin beds no slides

They used to make them. Mine is 29’ and has twin beds which are convertible to a queen bed. There are some nicely restored units.
BigRabbitMan 03/08/19 10:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A rare sighting...

At 29' long, 8' wide and a height of 9'6", it will fit in a lot of places. Same exterior dimensions as my FMC but I have a full, dry bath. I am also rear engine.
BigRabbitMan 02/28/19 11:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

When we rebuilt our new to us house, we did 22 floor plans before a nail was driven. It worked out well!
BigRabbitMan 02/21/19 07:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How Hard Is It To Solo In A Class A?

We have a 43' DP and tow a Jeep Wrangler. To back one in, while daunting would not be as concerning to me as trying to maneuver through traffic finding the right exit by myself, would be a much larger concern. Even with GPS, it takes two of us to get in the right lane, know the turns coming up and watch for traffic. I'm not a newbie and I know the fact that that we are over 60' long is a factor, but I can't imagine driving through a big city like Chicago or Atlanta for the first time by myself. I have done about 50,000 miles by myself including Chicago a couple of times. Have not had an issue as of yet.
BigRabbitMan 02/21/19 07:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: dash cover

Just remember that it needs to be a fuzzy or similar material to stop reflections. I got one for my coach 18 years ago and it is still nice and I love it.
BigRabbitMan 12/24/18 12:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Electric Motorhome on a F-53 chassis

In 15 years, there may not be an ICE in passenger cars, but pickups.... I doubt it, let alone anything larger that works for a living. The working vehicles are coming:Rivian Pickup and SUV with 400 mile range. I saw at the LA auto show. They are doing it right! It has been 9 years in the making. Just unveiled this year.
BigRabbitMan 12/24/18 12:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

I don't tow a trailer as I have a 29' class A by choice. Have owned for the last 18 years and I am 78. Used the class A to tow a small trailer to Colorado from Oregon last October. A friend of mine recently sold his unit like mine as he decided it was time to hang it up. At the time, he was 94. He did travel with his son who drove his own coach just incase he had a health issue while traveling. It's the person and their abilities and not the age. Since my last post, I have put another 14,000 miles on my coach. Been to the east coast and Ontario, Canada. On Saturday I am headed for CA and the LA auto show. See you on the road!
BigRabbitMan 11/29/18 11:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is it just me?

Grew up on the farm backing all sorts of things. The longer the tow vehicle and/or the shorter the trailer the harder it is. I once backed my 4x8 trailer from the street into the ally with my 29 ft coach on the first try. BUT it did take many small corrections including short (1-3 ft) pull forwards to keep control of every thing. I am not going to try it again and ruin my record!! The key as mentioned above is very slow and early small corrections. Be quick to stop and pull forward a foot or so to reduce the angle as needed then back slowly again. Also, either use your mirrors or look over your shoulder but do not try both ways during the same backing operation. If you do, you will turn the steering wheel the wrong way every time. I like backing long things!
BigRabbitMan 11/21/18 07:29pm General RVing Issues
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