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Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 10-14-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By f14av8r
I'm yet to see or hear of a single Wayfarer...

I'm yet to see or hear of a single Wayfarer collapsing under the weight of it's occupants, cargo or towing loads! Fake News!
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-11-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By f14av8r
Depends on the coach. Some of the Tiffin slides...

Depends on the coach. Some of the Tiffin slides are one piece molded fiberglass and they use steel reinforcing plates in the locations where attachments will be made depending on the option you...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-11-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By f14av8r
Aluminum Wheels - Yes, and Tiffin's price is fair...

Aluminum Wheels - Yes, and Tiffin's price is fair as it includes the steel dual valve stem kit, mounting and balancing. Think about what TPMS you want to use and ensure they position the valve stems...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-11-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By f14av8r
The question the OP asked didn't have anything at...

The question the OP asked didn't have anything at ALL to do with this. Thread Hijacker alert!
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-09-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,344
Posted By f14av8r
Hi EJ, First, you should update your profile on...

Hi EJ,
First, you should update your profile on the site to tell us a little more about your coach. That will make it easier for people to help. For example, what year is your coach?

Now to your...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 10-07-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By f14av8r
If you install the simulators just a little out...

If you install the simulators just a little out of position they will cut right through the rubber stems. Steel wheels and simulators are a royal pain. If you feel you have to keep the steel...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-06-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By f14av8r
It depends!

Not a stupid question at all! Your inverter draw is only part of the total draw on your battery bank. The inverter converts DC to AC. There is no DC output from your inverter. The other DC loads...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 09-30-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By f14av8r
Sprinter Recognition

The 2019 and 2020 Sprinter chassis comes standard with the halogen headlights pictured below.
...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-24-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By f14av8r
90 Degree Adapter

A 90 degree drill adapter makes putting the screws in a piece of cake.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Wayfarer-Mud-Flap/i-sNWSV7H/1/dfd0ee65/M/IMG_8266-M.jpg
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-23-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By f14av8r
Tiffin Wayfarer Mud Flap Noise

Check your rear wheel mud flaps. Mine were not properly secured and blew backwards into the tire at speed. One self-tapping screw to attach the bottom of the flap to the compartment fixed the...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 09-23-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By f14av8r
Most of these systems are on the 2019 chassis...

Most of these systems are on the 2019 chassis also. There was a major upgrade of the Sprinter between the 2018 and 2019 chassis model year. Note that the model year of your motorhome may be...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By f14av8r
Waxing the Wayfarer

It is a tough problem! One of the very few things I don't like about my new Wayfarer! I use a sturdy extension pole for washing but, like you, don't think that would work well for waxing. The only...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-16-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,813
Posted By f14av8r
Your Loss

Your loss. I'll be enjoying my wonderful coach instead of splitting hairs over some excessively padded engineers version of my coaches carrying capacity!
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-13-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By f14av8r
A new, lighter flooring system, assuming it is as...

A new, lighter flooring system, assuming it is as durable and comfortable as the existing system would be great. Yes, weight can be an issue with the Wayfarer but, if you are reasonable with your...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-03-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By f14av8r
We don't use leveling blocks. The coach has an...

We don't use leveling blocks. The coach has an auto level system. Yes, it would be possible to manually adjust the levelers to have a angle such that the condensate ran to the back. But, what a...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-03-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By f14av8r
I have the 15K unit.

I have the 15K unit.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-28-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By f14av8r
Tiffin Wayfarer air conditioner drain reroute

https://photos.smugmug.com/Wayfarer-Air-Conditioner-Condensate-Drain/i-NT99xzP/0/dfcbeb8d/L/IMG_7964-L.jpg

I did it! I rerouted the air conditioner drain from the roof air conditioner on my 2020...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 08-26-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By f14av8r
Fuse Supplement

Page 290 of the Owner's Manual says, "Blown fuses must be replaced with fuses of an equivalent specification, which you can determine by the color and fuse rating. The fuse allocation chart and...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-25-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By f14av8r
Good Luck Rick!

Hope you have a great day tomorrow taking delivery! Can't wait to hear how it goes. Drop me a note or give me a shout! Congratulations - Great Choice!
Randy
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-23-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By f14av8r
I'll be following this thread with interest. I...

I'll be following this thread with interest. I have the same issue. The problem is the condensate from the AC unit runs directly onto the roof, into the drip rail and then drains off the coach at...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-08-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,813
Posted By f14av8r
Having owned a couple of Class A's, one of which...

Having owned a couple of Class A's, one of which we lived in for a year while building a house, I would never, ever consider full-timing in a Class C. We are really enjoying our Wayfarer RW but it...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 08-06-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By f14av8r
Good to hear! On the camera question - mine...

Good to hear! On the camera question - mine operates just like yours. I asked about this as well and was told this is an integration issue related to the 360 camera system that Mercedes provides...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 08-05-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By f14av8r
It's probably "end of life" Bob. Those things...

It's probably "end of life" Bob. Those things are pretty smart - they track the date. You'll need to replace it.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 08-03-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By f14av8r
Sorry, I see that I only posted Dan's Name in the...

Sorry, I see that I only posted Dan's Name in the Tiffin Group. Dan is the Mercedes rep for Tiffin but I'm sure he'd still be happy to take your call. His contact information is:

Dan Phillips...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 08-02-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By f14av8r
Hi Chuck Wagon, The Mercedes dealer did not...

Hi Chuck Wagon,
The Mercedes dealer did not make me pay for the retrofit. I'd estimate it took no more than an hour or an hour and a half. If you dealer has any questions, have them give Dan...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-31-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,813
Posted By f14av8r
Thank you! A much more reasonable position but...

Thank you! A much more reasonable position but still I wonder why you are so concerned. Both Tiffin and Winnebago build nice coaches. I don't like the compromises that Winnebago makes to be able to...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-31-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,813
Posted By f14av8r
And this is my point exactly. The engineers, in...

And this is my point exactly. The engineers, in their infinite wisdom, specify safety margins, numbers, etc. that cover a very, very wide range of operating conditions. As motorhome owners, we...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-31-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,813
Posted By f14av8r
Oh look! Surprise! A Winnebago owner bashing...

Oh look! Surprise! A Winnebago owner bashing Tiffin! I challenge you to show me one single example of an insurance policy that denied a claim because the coach was overloaded. Again, we have a lot...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-30-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,813
Posted By f14av8r
A lot of fear-mongering out there on this issue. ...

A lot of fear-mongering out there on this issue. My point is that the coach is perfectly safe to operate a few hundred pounds over the OCCC. There is a lot of very conservative engineering built...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-30-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,813
Posted By f14av8r
Don't sweat it.

Don't worry about it. These are just silly numbers that the government forces the manufactures to stick on the coaches. The axle ratings on your coach provide plenty of margin.

Be reasonable and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-28-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,651
Posted By f14av8r
Did something very similar. Just remember the...

Did something very similar. Just remember the things are going to weigh A LOT and the more wood the heavier.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-26-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By f14av8r
Will your 2020 Wayfarer Seats do this!

If your seats won't do this, you need to update the programming for your Sprinter. Tell your Mercedes dealer you want LI91.10-N-070029, 907 Cab Chassis Seat Movement Limitation Retrofit applied to...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 07-26-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By f14av8r
Thanks Bunzz. I got mine taken care of today! ...

Thanks Bunzz. I got mine taken care of today! Love it!

https://photos.smugmug.com/Tiffin/i-S5SKCXQ/0/73aa44a0/L/IMG_7585-L.jpg
...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-26-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By f14av8r
You got bad information. The Truma uses a...

You got bad information. The Truma uses a propane burner. it gets 12v power for operational control but does not receive 110V AC power.

On demand electric heaters, such as you might find in a...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-21-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By f14av8r
Tiffin Factory - Sprinter Recline Fix

Hi Rick,
When I spoke with Dan, the Mercedes Rep, he said that he’s communicated the fix to the Factory. I assume that means they’ll make the change for all the units rolling off the line. Can’t...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 07-18-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By f14av8r
2019 Sprinter Chassis Seat Recline Fix

On July 14th, 2019, Mercedes released a service bulletin which will allow dealers to fix the seat recline limitation. This is a programming change that the dealer can perform at your request.

This...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-18-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By f14av8r
2020 Wayfarer / Sprinter Seat Recline Fix

On July 14th, 2019, Mercedes released a service bulletin which will allow dealers to fix the seat recline limitation. This is a programming change that the dealer can perform at your request.
...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-15-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,319
Posted By f14av8r
Now what? Don't sweat it too much. Add up the...

Now what? Don't sweat it too much. Add up the axle ratings and you'll see you have more capacity than you think. Winnebago makes a nice product and the 2020 View/Navion is a strong contender. In...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-11-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,368
Posted By f14av8r
THIS! These stickers on your vehicle are...

THIS! These stickers on your vehicle are advisory in nature. They are like the mattress stickers that you tear off before you put the first set of sheets on the thing. There is no LAW that says...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 07-10-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By f14av8r
My 2020 Wayfarer RW built on a 2019 Sprinter...

My 2020 Wayfarer RW built on a 2019 Sprinter Chassis definitely has both ESP and Lane Assist. Here’s a link to an ESP video showing how this works. http://https://youtu.be/k8h3Kv7fU1A...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 07-08-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,084
Posted By f14av8r
Not to derail the thread on shimmy but I too...

Not to derail the thread on shimmy but I too upgraded my horn using this small airhorn kit. I didn't use the relay. Just wired it directly to the horn connector. I even used the Mercedes horn...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 07-08-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By f14av8r
My 2020 Wayfarer RW on the new 2019 Sprinter 3500...

My 2020 Wayfarer RW on the new 2019 Sprinter 3500 chassis is working perfectly. I absolutely love the cruise control system. You do have to learn to use the Distrontic system properly though. The...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-29-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,736
Posted By f14av8r
The Comfort Plus model of the Truma on demand...

The Comfort Plus model of the Truma on demand water heater has a recirculation mode that makes hot water available at the fixtures almost instantly. We have the Plus model on our 2020 Wayfarer and...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-26-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By f14av8r
Extended warranties are an incredible scam. Just...

Extended warranties are an incredible scam. Just read the list of exclusions. There are some that have reasonable coverage but they are EXPENSIVE and have some objectionable requirements like not...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-21-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By f14av8r
Congrats Rick! Can't wait to see your new rig.

Congrats Rick! Can't wait to see your new rig.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 06-19-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By f14av8r
VIN Decoder

Give the DOT VIN Decoder (yes it's a real thing) a try - https://vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/decoder/
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-18-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By f14av8r
Buy a 12v heating pad if you plan to use it often...

Buy a 12v heating pad if you plan to use it often while dry camping. It's more efficient than powering from an inverter and thus will use less battery juice.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 06-17-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By f14av8r
Seat Recline

On the new 2019 series 3500 chassis, when you attempt to recline the seat too far, it will transition the seat forward. It does this to prevent the seat back from hitting the back wall of the cab in...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 06-17-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By f14av8r
2019 Sprinter Recall - High Beams

Just saw this recall for my new chassis. Looks like I'll get a free software upgrade! I'll wait until the seat recline fix is a available and kill two birds with one stone.

Not sure if this...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 06-17-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By f14av8r
Well, it looks like I have another factory to...

Well, it looks like I have another factory to tour! The chassis under my 2020 Tiffin Wayfarer was built in Ludwigsfelde, Germany! If you don't want to read the whole article, the 11th digit of the...
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