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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-14-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,194
Posted By wardy
Besides making me laugh:) This was very well put....

Besides making me laugh:) This was very well put. I will go back to a tag after I'm done having fun with my little baby B.


Happy trails!
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 06-12-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By wardy
2 years

Service "A" is two years or 20K miles, whichever comes first. I only had about 8K miles when mine rolled around. Since it is under warranty I had the service done at a MB dealer, so it is on record....
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 06-11-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By wardy
Leveling or stabilizer?

Best I know LTV does not offer a leveling system. But they do offer a stabilizer like I have. I have adjusted mine (amp draw) and I can't say it's makes much of a difference. As for leveling I just...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-02-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,193
Posted By wardy
Same price as FMCA discount, really?

I've used the FMCA program twice including yesterday (I had my Continental Vanco's replaced with Michelin LTX's). FMCA, after all cost's i.e. disposal, installation etc was significantly less than...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-08-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By wardy
Thanks G, that's my feelings as well.

Thanks G, that's my feelings as well.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-06-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By wardy
AC fan cut's off while the compressor still runs

I have one Demetic 15K BTU roof-top AC/heat-pump on my 2017 LTV Serenity. If I change the temperature more than 1 degree the fan will cycle on about a minute and off for about 10 seconds while the...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 01-26-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,641
Posted By wardy
I've camped in 28' degree weather and my Truma...

I've camped in 28' degree weather and my Truma worked great. When it's that cold or if I'm not hooked up to the dump I leave it on recirculate. The water is always hot.
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 01-22-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By wardy
Like you I down-sized from a larger coach (43...

Like you I down-sized from a larger coach (43 feet) to 24. I like driving my "little" coach around including in the city(s). If you fill the water tank you really only need to hook-up the electric so...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 12-25-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,333
Posted By wardy
Sure, just use the gravity or standard dump hose....

Sure, just use the gravity or standard dump hose. I carry one but I've never had to use it... yet.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 10-24-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,382
Posted By wardy
Charles, Re-read what I wrote... I like the...

Charles,

Re-read what I wrote... I like the ride. Mine is a 2016 3500, and I love driving it. I have no complaints and at this point no-plans to alter the suspension in any way. I had a 34 gasser...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 10-23-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,382
Posted By wardy
I just put on 4500 plus miles on my Serenity...

I just put on 4500 plus miles on my Serenity since 8-30-17. I really enjoy driving this coach. At times I held 79 MPH and it tracked beautifully. I like the ride, very much on my coach. About the...
Forum: Northeast Region 08-18-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,349
Posted By wardy
There are a few but a good bit away. As of now I...

There are a few but a good bit away. As of now I think I'm looking at a hotel where I can park my rig & come & go.

Thanks for the thought,

Wardy
Forum: Northeast Region 08-17-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,349
Posted By wardy
South-Eastern PA campground suggestions

I am planning on coming up to the eastern Pa area in two weeks. I will be visiting folks in Plymouth Meeting/Horsham/Collegville/King of Prussia area(s). I have a 25 foot C so I can get in most...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-23-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,693
Posted By wardy
Absolutely! I had a 34 foot gasser and the...

Absolutely!

I had a 34 foot gasser and the toad definitely helped in the wind. It helped to the point that I would take the toad if I anticipated a windy drive even if my destination didn't...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 07-15-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By wardy
Battery Maintenance | Trojan Battery Company...

Battery Maintenance | Trojan Battery Company (http://www.trojanbattery.com/tech-support/battery-maintenance/)

You're charger is doing fine. But after a period of storage you may want to set the...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 07-13-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,609
Posted By wardy
So your husband like's the Nanny features? I...

So your husband like's the Nanny features? I don't know but I'm old school I guess. I have the features mentioned and I could care less. I don't text and drive so wondering is not an issue for me. My...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-28-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By wardy
http://www.campgroundreviews.com/regions/florida ...

http://www.campgroundreviews.com/regions/florida

You can find more here.

I've been through Land Yacht Harbor but never stayed there, it's just over the bridge from Patrick. It appeared clean and...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-27-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By wardy
Well then these two easily fit the bill and are...

Well then these two easily fit the bill and are close to the Atlantic. Look them up and if you want more ideas send me a PM and tell me what you want. I live in Central Fl and have RV'd for years....
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-27-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By wardy
Sure: Jetty Park, it's north a bit but right by...

Sure: Jetty Park, it's north a bit but right by the Cape. Then there is Longpoint, south a bit but also has Sebastian Inlet close by. How far away are you comfortable? These two are a split and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-24-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By wardy
Ok, that's a start... 120 should be one side of...

Ok, that's a start... 120 should be one side of your 50 AMP service. Do you have a volt meter (if not get one, cheap), if you do measure the voltage from a few inside outlets. In all likelihood you...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-24-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By wardy
Do you know if you have a Progressive Industries...

Do you know if you have a Progressive Industries surge protector?

If you do they can be quite intrusive trying to protect (overly perhaps) your electronics/electrical syatem
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-24-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By wardy
LOW CRANKING SPEED FAULT—CODE NO. 32 (Cranking...

LOW CRANKING SPEED FAULT—CODE NO. 32
(Cranking speed less than 180 rpm for more than 2 seconds)
Corrective Action:
1. Clean and tighten the positive (
+
) and negative (

) battery cable...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-24-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By wardy
Have you tried to crank it while reading voltage...

Have you tried to crank it while reading voltage sag across the starter? I had this in a previous coach and it was the result of a bad ground that was all the way in the back of the coach where the...
Forum: Boondocking 06-24-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,723
Posted By wardy
You also have to look at the efficiency of the...

You also have to look at the efficiency of the inverter. A very high-quality inverter can approach 95% but many are closer to 85% and it is load dependent. Then what is the actual amp hours...
Forum: Full-Timers 06-21-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,829
Posted By wardy
If you liked the way your gas coach drove/handled...

If you liked the way your gas coach drove/handled then maybe you'd feel a slight improvement. For a while (during the booming 2000's) there were chassis "innovators" that tried new concepts including...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-21-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By wardy
Are those amperage readings taken off/inline with...

Are those amperage readings taken off/inline with the batteries? If so no need to calculate/factor the inverters efficiency. But, you will still have the standby draw.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-04-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By wardy
Are they flooed cells?

Does your charger have an "equalize" mode? If so I'd try using it. Just make sure the electrolyte is covering all the cells at least 1/8 inch above the plates or add some distilled water first.
...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 06-02-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,234
Posted By wardy
I would under most circumstances agree. My 75...

I would under most circumstances agree. My 75 gallon gas coach tank and my 150 diesel coach tank were ideal. But that's not what you get with the Sprinter, the chassis tank is only 26 gallons. That...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 05-22-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,977
Posted By wardy
Did you intend the irony:) There is an RV...

Did you intend the irony:)

There is an RV rating group. You do have to pay for the report but it's not costly. RV.ORG
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 05-21-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,977
Posted By wardy
You can buy a Class B (or do you want a B-Plus?)...

You can buy a Class B (or do you want a B-Plus?) new from $70-150K or more in rare cases. So I think what you asking is what the most trouble free/best value in a given price-range? There are others...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 05-21-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By wardy
I guess it depends with what you consider "way...

I guess it depends with what you consider "way too fast". On my coach I have the ONAN 3.6 KW propane gen. When running the AC, fridge etc I'll burn about .5 gallons per hour. My tank holds a little...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 05-14-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,814
Posted By wardy
I'd go with the tag especially since it's your...

I'd go with the tag especially since it's your preference. I loved my AB 42QRP and the tag really helped in the wind. It was a pleasure to drive. I can't think of a RV park that I went to that would...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-13-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By wardy
My coach came with the LCH but if I was adding...

My coach came with the LCH but if I was adding the unit I would spring for the HW with the remote. The example you gave of tying the neutral and ground together would work for the Honda. But I used...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-11-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By wardy
They sound great. But best I can tell they are...

They sound great. But best I can tell they are made and assembled in China. I know many don't care but I'd pay more for a battery I have confidence in and China at this point in time does not inspire...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-10-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By wardy
If you buy the LCH you will not get the over-ride...

If you buy the LCH you will not get the over-ride with it. It's a separate switch. I installed the separate switch in mine. The override still leaves surge protection but disables the other...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-10-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By wardy
My 10K Onan weighed about 780 pounds wet. I had...

My 10K Onan weighed about 780 pounds wet. I had over 12K on the front axle. I doubt it would make much of a difference. It would not stop me from driving the rig as the air bags will adjust.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-10-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By wardy
I would consider this dealer too. Although I've...

I would consider this dealer too. Although I've never bought an RV from them I have used their service and parts department. I bought from Independence and LazyDays, I liked them both.
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 05-07-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,404
Posted By wardy
Well you have good news: You like the camper AND...

Well you have good news: You like the camper AND you are handy. I don't know many Rv-ers that aren't handy. I prefer to fix most problems myself as well. Also, when these leave the factory new...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 05-04-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,404
Posted By wardy
Those that find their LTV problematic, is this...

Those that find their LTV problematic, is this your first motorhome? I am by no means wanting to downplay your real issues, every MFG. has a bad unit here/there some much more than others. I've had 2...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 05-02-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,131
Posted By wardy
I'm thinking my cure will not work for you since...

I'm thinking my cure will not work for you since from what you wrote you probably don't have 120 AC access. So it's Luvlabs suggestion or add a small solar cell (about 5 watts) and place it on the...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 05-02-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,131
Posted By wardy
Here is a picture of the lighter reverse feed...

Here is a picture of the lighter reverse feed adapter plus the others that come with the BM3B:
http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/images/g/p4QAAOSw1ZBUr3F8/s-l225.jpg
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 05-02-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,131
Posted By wardy
Luvlabs is correct. There is a constant parasitic...

Luvlabs is correct. There is a constant parasitic draw on the chassis battery that is more significant than most. I keep mine plugged into shore power so my option was easy. I bought a $15 Black &...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-29-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By wardy
I had a 2004 Dolphin that on one side was the...

I had a 2004 Dolphin that on one side was the chilled air and the other side was the intake. So one side pushed air and the other side pulled. Is this a new problem or one that has existed since...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 04-24-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,234
Posted By wardy
Clarify LP tank holding

I was misleading on the LTV LP tanks size. Although they list a 15 gallon capacity that is not really an accurate number because you can only fill it to about 80% to leave room for expansion. So a...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 04-24-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,234
Posted By wardy
I've had gas diesel and gas

I have the 3600 LP Gen and I like it. My LP tank full holds about 15 gallons. The gen burns about .6 gal per hour so you can decide if that's an issue or not. For me it's easy to find LP at Costco's,...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 04-21-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By wardy
Do you own a volt meter (VOM)? Much easier to...

Do you own a volt meter (VOM)? Much easier to trouble-shoot & cheap.

Is the battery switch set to "on"?

If you try to use a 12volt load such as a light will it work when plugged into shore...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 04-18-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By wardy
No, you have lead-acid batteries. Once they are...

No, you have lead-acid batteries. Once they are "dead", they will not come back unlike your cell phone which likely contains lithium ion or older nickel cadmium batteries. You'll need to buy new...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 04-05-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,837
Posted By wardy
I have to agree. I did my homework as well and...

I have to agree. I did my homework as well and this is my 5th RV. The attention to detail and the materials used by LTV and Pleasure Way are as good or better than any production line models.
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 04-03-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,837
Posted By wardy
I'm buying it

Thank you to those that commented and or sent a PM to me. I may be buying at peak sales/demand. So, I'm getting the Serenity and paying up what is a small discount as far as RV's go. I guess I'm...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 03-30-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,333
Posted By wardy
Can you tell me the MB bugs you had? I'm looking...

Can you tell me the MB bugs you had? I'm looking at a 2017 Serenity (now:)). I may even buy it this weekend if it's not sold before I get over there.
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