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Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-15-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,098
Posted By ekim
At 40' the Bus had better usable CCC number when...

At 40' the Bus had better usable CCC number when I last looked. When the DS was filled with fuel and water the front axle didn't have much left for cargo, etc. The 43 footers don't suffer from this...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-15-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By ekim
Are you sure this is what's in there? At...

Are you sure this is what's in there?


At the very least ck the specific gravity.



I would probably dump it and put fresh pink stuff in.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-29-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By ekim
I'm not 100% sure if it works off the inverter....

I'm not 100% sure if it works off the inverter. The floor draws 8-10 amps AC - which corresponds to 80-100 amps DC. It also needs to be on for a long time to be effective. This would draw down your...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-31-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,626
Posted By ekim
I think it would be possible, but you would need...

I think it would be possible, but you would need to verify it didn't impact the flow and that once clogged up it wouldn't put too much load on the pump.

Based on the info I've seen the problem...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-31-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,626
Posted By ekim
I have a lot of debris, but I would not yet call...

I have a lot of debris, but I would not yet call it sludge. I'm hoping that by filtering I can remove the existing junk and then monitor and filter as necessary.



Once the system seems stable...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-30-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,626
Posted By ekim
I read the entire thread while trying to skim...

I read the entire thread while trying to skim over the parts that were just chatting.


I don't think I saw any reference to just hooking a pump up to the drain with a filter and pumping it right...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-30-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,626
Posted By ekim
Interesting. Aquahot will NOT provide a "best...

Interesting. Aquahot will NOT provide a "best practice" for flushing a 400 series system, They also will not provide a letter that protects customers from being denied warranty coverage due to...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-30-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,626
Posted By ekim
I'm trying to come out with a thorough flush...

I'm trying to come out with a thorough flush process including tools and fittings. I'd like to fill in some blanks (fittings, hose sizes, etc) and improve the process based on the experience of those...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-30-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,626
Posted By ekim
Here's a look after settling longer:

Here's a look after settling longer:
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-29-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,626
Posted By ekim
Has anyone spelled out the details of what's...

Has anyone spelled out the details of what's needed to perform a flush and a process?


For example can you use the existing pumps to perform a flush or is it better to use an external pump. Also...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-09-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 21,645
Posted By ekim
Thank You! It turns out it's in the...

Thank You!


It turns out it's in the manual too.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-09-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 21,645
Posted By ekim
My tablet seems to have failed before our first...

My tablet seems to have failed before our first use. I think the only way to configure the system is through the tablet. I'm not positive how it's currently configured. I think I have it configured...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-14-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,225
Posted By ekim
You can get an upgrade to 4 gauge wire. I...

You can get an upgrade to 4 gauge wire.

I didn't think to ask for multiple pairs.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-09-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By ekim
When I asked about it I was told that the 2nd...

When I asked about it I was told that the 2nd awning on the 40AP cannot be done after the fact.

They don't put in the roof supports and the wiring for it is not there.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-04-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By ekim
Don't most other optionsrequire coax to the roof?

Don't most other optionsrequire coax to the roof?
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-02-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,969
Posted By ekim
From what I have seen the cost of lithium seems...

From what I have seen the cost of lithium seems to be similar to that of lead acid. It's just a matter of whether you believe the extended lifetime of the lithium batteries. If they cost 4x as much...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-19-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,383
Posted By ekim
200,000 Watt Hours ----------------------- ...

200,000 Watt Hours
----------------------- = 16.7 Hours
(50*240)Watt
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-29-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,847
Posted By ekim
It this really the case? It seems like the more...

It this really the case? It seems like the more typical case would be to put an antenna on the roof and then some device for LTE or WiFi in the house. By putting ethernet to the roof and not some 50...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-27-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,557
Posted By ekim
Gas Typically noisy fan on heater Loss of...

Gas
Typically noisy fan on heater
Loss of some storage (gas tank, water heater, house heater)
Can't use a very small # of bridges tunnels
Must find places to fill
Multiple systems - so if you...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-05-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,229
Posted By ekim
Just the size and configuration of the coach. The...

Just the size and configuration of the coach. The coach is bigger and heavier and has a 17K front axle. Newmar decided that a 17K front axle and 100 gallon fuel tank was appropriate for the 40...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-05-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By ekim
I would look at it this way. The total load...

I would look at it this way. The total load including toad that the coach can handle is 26,000 lbs.

The hitch is rated at 5,000 lbs.

So, if he went to the cat scale and the coach weighed in at...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-04-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,229
Posted By ekim
FYI the new Aire will have better **usable**...

FYI the new Aire will have better **usable** cargo capacity than the 37' Dutch Star due the the Dutch Star front axle.

It will have about the SAME **usable** cargo capacity as the 40' Dutch Star,...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 09-02-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 257,128
Posted By ekim
Glad to see you are making improvements for the...

Glad to see you are making improvements for the future. Here's my wish list :-)

1) A TIMESTAMP on the display that says how old the last reading is so I know if a sensor has stopped sending.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-02-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By ekim
I think that having some **usable** CCC in mind...

I think that having some **usable** CCC in mind and filtering out coaches that don't meet it is an excellent approach. If enough people start doing this we might stop seeing coaches shipped that...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-29-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By ekim
Do you have more details on the possible...

Do you have more details on the possible disconnect issue? I envision leaving it in 2hi with the disconnect. I've already found a disconnect - it's a complete driveshaft replacement. I actually like...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-27-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By ekim
We already have the Excursion, otherwise we...

We already have the Excursion, otherwise we would go for something easier to deal with. We may still end up getting rid of it. This is part of the process of figuring that out.




Not sure...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-27-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By ekim
We have that covered. 15K hitch and GCWR 15K over...

We have that covered. 15K hitch and GCWR 15K over GVWR. We will not have much in the form of tongue weight capacity because once loaded we expect to be close to max GAWR on the rear.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-26-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By ekim
Thank you, good point. The 40' coach is 40' 6"...

Thank you, good point. The 40' coach is 40' 6" and the Excursion is about 19'. So, with a tow bar I think we'll be about 62' or 63' in overall length.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-26-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By ekim
What to consider with large toad?

We're close to pulling the trigger on a 40' motorhome and are considering using a Ford Excursion as a toad. I'm aware of the weight issue and the need to a driveline disconnect or some means to put...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-28-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By ekim
These guys claim to rent Tiffins: ...

These guys claim to rent Tiffins:

https://www.allstarcoaches.com/rv-rental/40-allegro-bus-tiffin/

If you call them please share the rates. I'm guessing $200 per day or more....
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-23-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,372
Posted By ekim
Bus gets paramount awnings while Entegra gets...

Bus gets paramount awnings while Entegra gets vision awning - both roof mounted.

2018 Bus will have option for 2nd awning (7K!!). I assume it's a patio side but don't have details.

Can you post...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-21-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,372
Posted By ekim
The Entegra is 40' 6" long, 261" wheebase. 37...

The Entegra is 40' 6" long, 261" wheebase.
37 AP is 38' 9" 250" wheebase.
40AP is 40' 11" 276" wheelbase.


I think the Entegra should be compared to the 40' Bus since it's closer in size to...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-18-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,752
Posted By ekim
I have not heard of specific issues with DEF/DPF...

I have not heard of specific issues with DEF/DPF coaches (Cummins). Do you have specific references related to the larger engines used in motorhomes?
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-19-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By ekim
It's just list price * .72 (28% discount). There...

It's just list price * .72 (28% discount). There are dealers mentioned over at TRVN (http://www.tiffinrvnetwork.com/) who sell at good prices.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-18-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By ekim
For the dealer fair price is whatever they can...

For the dealer fair price is whatever they can get for it. The dealer has to trade off holding out for a buyer willing to pay closer the their asking price vs a quick turnaround with less of a...
Forum: Cummins Engines 02-10-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,382
Posted By ekim
What about the 600HP ISX engine. Does this also...

What about the 600HP ISX engine. Does this also suffer from this problem and are there specific years that are known to be good or bad?
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-04-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,977
Posted By ekim
The lippert ones look like they are tapered. They...

The lippert ones look like they are tapered. They may be for the typical TT slide that has no rollers and just hangs in the air above the floor. Make sure you have the clearance you need.

I...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-31-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,494
Posted By ekim
The Newmar with the tag would be better for the...

The Newmar with the tag would be better for the MC lift. I don't think there's enough spare capacity for a lift and Harley on the Bus.



Yes. both leveling and air. The bus has both hydraulic...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-31-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,494
Posted By ekim
There are people who where are happy fulltiming...

There are people who where are happy fulltiming with the 23K, 15.6K axle pre 2017. We didn't think that would work for us. When they went to 24K, 16K it put the Bus in contention. The reason 16K was...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-30-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,494
Posted By ekim
If you like the tag for the added CCC (as opposed...

If you like the tag for the added CCC (as opposed to road manners) then I offer that the Newmar 17,000 lb front axle may have about 2,000 of capacity after adding fuel, water, and 2 people. This give...
Forum: Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 01-25-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,935
Posted By ekim
Sent

Sent
Forum: Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 01-23-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,335
Posted By ekim
Does that mean that 07 models 42' would likely...

Does that mean that 07 models 42' would likely have this bracing?





Can this be seen by looking in the storage bays? I assume this X would be seen if you are in the bay looking to rear?
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-20-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,383
Posted By ekim
I have asked people who have been in the...

I have asked people who have been in the specialty bays and so far every one started in a full service bay. My sample size is small - just a few people. My (possibly wrong) assumption was that you...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-20-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,383
Posted By ekim
The policy says that no repairs that will take...

The policy says that no repairs that will take more that 3 hours will be performed at Red Bay for coaches older that 4 years. Are you suggesting that most repairs that can only be done in Red Bay...
Forum: Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 01-16-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,935
Posted By ekim
2007 Brochure PDF and items to look for

We are looking at 2006 and 2007 Travel Supremes. I have found a 2006 brochure but not a 2007. I think there are some differences. For example I'm seeing full tile floors on some 2007 models and what...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-15-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,015
Posted By ekim
At the very least owners with coaches older than...

At the very least owners with coaches older than 4 years are going to have to make a legitimate effort to have repairs that will take more than 3 hours done somewhere other than at Tiffin. It's not...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-15-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,602
Posted By ekim
Newmar for some strange reason makes getting...

Newmar for some strange reason makes getting coach weight info difficult. Here's the best approach to get the the factory weight.


1) You must have a VIN
2) You must be the current "owner"

If...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-15-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By ekim
I believe that an 08 would have a DPF filter on...

I believe that an 08 would have a DPF filter on the engine exhaust while an 07 would not.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-11-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,015
Posted By ekim
Apparently there is a new policy from Tiffin. The...

Apparently there is a new policy from Tiffin. The factory will no longer work on coaches older that 4 years old except for minor repairs that can be completed in 3 hours or less.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-08-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By ekim
Also be aware that CCC is a game that's not...

Also be aware that CCC is a game that's not played fair by Motorhome manufacturers. No matter what the stated CCC is you must have some available capacity on the front and rear for that capacity to...
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