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RE: advice on purchase

The existing tires are Dunlop 11R22.5 circa late 2012, so either the second or third set from new. My plan is for an immediate replacement, based on comments here probably with Toyos or Dunlops. Over the life of the tires I will put on this month, I expect to drive about 25,000 miles. I'm saddened by Cat not making highway engines any more, But that was true before I bought my 98 Beaver in 2010 which had a 425HP with full Jake Brake, and performed flawlessly. With that new info I'm sure you realize this is a smaller engine and probably will not perform as powerfully as your big Cat engine . You won't have that great engine Jake brake either . I loved our Cat engine too and maybe they will come back into the market when pollution regulations are a little friendlier .
oldave 09/12/19 07:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: advice on purchase

Assuming it is an 8.3 Cummins it is probably the most used engine in motorhomes . I would say it has an excellent reputation . Its not the biggest engine but will do the job very well . For what its worth Cat is no longer making Hiway engines .
oldave 09/11/19 07:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dead mouse

By the time you try all of these things the smell will most likely be gone but will you know which one actually worked ??
oldave 09/11/19 03:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator started on its own

On my Monaco that harness runs along the passenger side of the generator . There is a plugin connector mid way The wires go inside to the remote and start switch .
oldave 09/11/19 11:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A drive tires

The 11R22.5s should be readily available at truck stops that's why some people choose to run them plus they are usually much cheaper . I believe they are actually semi trailer tires
oldave 09/11/19 07:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: advice on purchase

Country Coach made great coaches but of course that doesn't mean that one is great . Try to at least get someone to help you check it out . As buyers we tend to fall in love with a coach . I'm pretty sure it will have an 8.3 ISC engine which has more torque than the 5.9 ISB . Both engines have been rated 300 and 330 hp 11R tires sounds like semi trailer tires . Nothing wrong with them except they may ride a little harder . They are also cheaper and can be bought at any truck stop . Sometime people use them on the rear . I recently put 4 TOYO 295 / 80 /22.5 tires on the rear TOYOs are getting good reviews on most forums and I like them .
oldave 09/10/19 08:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dead mouse

Open doors and use a fan then spray Fabreze on to the surfaces . Even then you may have to do it over or wait till it goes away .
oldave 09/10/19 07:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic roof top ac unit

Most any air cond can be repaired but unless you are an A/C repair man or a died in the wool handy man ( DIY guy ) you are better off to replace it and go have fun . Paying a repair man is going to be a money losing route most of the time if you can even find one that will work on it . Save yourself some grief , who wants to be miles & miles from home and no A/C ? Not me Ray
oldave 09/09/19 10:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: dead 2015 axis 24.1 chassis

It would help to know what rv you have . Usually when this happens something has been wired up wrong or a wire has been left off . Look around the battery compartment to see if a wire has fallen down out of sight . This may be a small wire , not necessarily a cable . Did you take a picture or draw one ? Always take a picture several pictures are even better . Memory will not always work .
oldave 09/09/19 07:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: building new campground

We live rural so 8 miles is nothing to us , we travel twice that when we go to town . Unless you are near a hwy making your self known will be a challenge . I like the idea of a person taking hold and building something but it seems like the attorneys , politicians and authorities don't always feel that way . However people still build things here in Tx I have noticed several small RV parks that have sprung up around here ... Ray
oldave 09/05/19 06:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refill fresh water from when no gravity fill exists

A water bladder , bag , pillow what ever you want to call it could be handy if you dry camp much . Haul water in a pu or suv then just fold it up and stow away when not needed .
oldave 09/04/19 06:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wally Satelite

I would love to do that but I am not capable to get on the roof and I don't know anyone able to do it for me. Do you see any coax cables that are not hooked up ? If you do where are they located ? Ray
oldave 09/02/19 04:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wally Satelite

Go to WalMart and buy a coax cable long enough to go out a window to the satellite dome down to the TV this will do a temporary test of your coax . Do you have a selector switch in a cabinet near the TV ? Do you see any unconnected coaxes in the cabinets near the TV ? If you see any , one of them may be the able to your dome . Ray
oldave 09/02/19 07:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Things getting out of hand

Possibly one of these I believe they are more of a service center and they are not cheap .
oldave 08/29/19 06:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Couch to recliners

Our coach had 2 sofas , one in each slide , facing each other . They worked ok for us we could each lay on a couch and watch TV but they were not the most relaxing seats to just sit on . I removed the one behind the driver and installed 2 Euro style recliners with separate foot rests . We can relax better in those . They are not bolted down so when we travel the foot rests are stowed upside down on them and the seat belts secure it all in place . So in our case we still have a sofa bed and 2 recliners . What ever you decide to install be sure you can get it inside . I had to disassemble the couch and the recliners to get them through the door . That was ok but some furniture may not disassemble enough . Ray
oldave 08/26/19 06:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shore works ATS in and out on Gen power

Who would have ever thought a belt tensioner could cause this issue ? Does this mean the engine drives the gen by a belt ? Have you run it long enough to be sure it is actually repaired ? Or maybe something was disturbed causing it to work for awhile . Ray
oldave 08/22/19 08:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rooftop AC Tripping Breaker... Sometimes

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'm sure the coils are as clean as they can be. They weren't too bad to start with, but I used a shop vac with a brush attachment to get the few items that were large enough to see. I then soaked them with a foaming coil cleaner and finished them off with a good rinse with the water hose. I did this with both sets of coils. I don't think it is the supplied voltage either. I have had the same issue at 2 different RV parks, using the generator, and plugged up at my home. I'll check the amp draw using an extension cord. That should tell me something. I don't think the coach has the amp draw on the EMS, but I know where I can borrow a meter. With the additional info you are more than likely looking at replacing the A/C . You know its drawing excessive amps because the new breaker trips . You have already gotten more yrs of use than most . Be sure the new unit will communicate with the thermostat and the other A/C or go ahead and replace both units and thermostat . That's what I did , 2 new A/Cs and thermostat . I didn't really want to spend the money but DW said I ain't going if its hot in there . Glad I did now . Ray
oldave 08/20/19 11:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rooftop AC Tripping Breaker... Sometimes

I fear ultimately Doug is going to be correct , bad compressor . Before condemning it though I would give the condenser coils on the roof a through cleaning again . Stuff can get imbedded and some areas are hard to get at . Also some A/Cs have a foam rubber strip under the plastic cover that helps keep the air flowing through the coils , it needs to be in place or some air can bypass the coils . Do you know what the park voltage is ? Low voltage can cause problems . This time of the year everyone is running their A/Cs full blast which causes low voltage through out the park or probably the entire area . Ray
oldave 08/20/19 10:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: roof air

Doug, your response to this gentleman was very rude. He simply stated he had never seen this type of installation, as I have not either. We are all on this site for learning not for unwarranted sarcasm. Well I'm not the first or only. I don't care to be offended that easily more important things in my life . Btw I don't remember stating I am a layman Ray
oldave 08/19/19 06:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: roof air

When you state you have never seen that design. WHAT is your qualification to state that? THAT design has been on Newmar's for over 25 years. Airstream uses a similar mount. Tiffin has used that type mount for almost 15 years. Jayco uses that type mount(top down) used that type on some of their models. ANY RV unit that has NO 14 inch square inside duct cover access will have top mounted system. That pic is on top the roof. Doug WHAT is my qualification ? Well how simply can I say it ? All of my RVs so far have been the kind that bolt from below and I haven't gone around asking other people how does you air cond bolt to your roof . Ray
oldave 08/17/19 07:13am Class A Motorhomes
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