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Old 12-18-2014, 05:04 PM   #1
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TOO many questions... :)

while I have your attention... and have not hit the books... WHAT is the filter/gauge indicator ... located in the rear outside compartment/driver side... next to the 50 amp electrical box... ??

And what air pressure in tires to get started...

NEW tires... needed... let me hear your input please...

where is air compressor connection?

What size/inch drop receiver for towing a dolly do I need?
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Old 12-18-2014, 05:29 PM   #2
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while I have your attention... and have not hit the books... WHAT is the filter/gauge indicator ... located in the rear outside compartment/driver side... next to the 50 amp electrical box... ??
And what air pressure in tires to get started...
NEW tires... needed... let me hear your input please...
where is air compressor connection?
What size/inch drop receiver for towing a dolly do I need?
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WHAT is the filter/gauge indicator
Mine indicates the condition of my air filter.
And what air pressure in tires to get started
The PSI listed on the inflation table by/from the manufacture of your tires, (based on the weight they carry).
NEW tires... needed... let me hear your input please...
The first set of 6 Goodyear tires on my coach were replaced at 8 years, (71k miles).
The 2nd set, also Goodyear, at 7 years (with 56k miles).
The 3rd set, (Michelin XZEs), ONLY lasted 3 1/2 years, (<10k miles), before I had them replaced a month ago because of the thousands of cracks that had developed in the sidewalls.
where is air compressor connection?
I don't know, (my coach has none).
What size/inch drop receiver for towing a dolly do I need?
Whatever "inch drop' it takes is to place your tow bar at the level specified by the tow bar manufacturer, (when your toad is connected to your coach).

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Old 12-21-2014, 12:59 AM   #3
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Congratulations again on your new coach!! I have the same model but a 2005.

Correct, it is air filter condition in the rear driver's side compartment.

Access to coach air is in front driver side basement compartment. You will see the lines and manifold on the front wall of the compartment. If there is not a quick connect installed, just pull one of the plugs and install one.

Tires are a whole other conundrum and you will get lots of opinions. I currently have Michelins and they are fine. There are many quality manufacturers across a wide price range. Shop based upon size and load range. Inflate tires based upon weight of coach as directed by tire manufacturer chart. Weigh each corner of coach and adjust to meet load requirements.
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The Michelin purchase program through Family Motor Coach Association is reason enough to join FMCA.

As posted, you'll find a manifold in the compartment at the front left. For peace of mind, you might put a ball-valve between the manifold and whatever you plan to hook up. There is plenty of room for a self-coiling 25' hose.

Now that you know that device is the air filter indicator, reset it before your next drive and get a "fresh" report after some full throttle runs. Or do as I did and assume all the filters need to be changed, reset the indicator and get a feel for what a new filter reads. I got a stunning amount of dirt out of the old air filter when I replaced it.

Changing the air filter is not fun. The body of the filter is held in place with over-center clamps. You can lever them loose with a screw driver, but hooking them back up takes long arms and decent ability to work blindly.
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The Michelin purchase program through Family Motor Coach Association is reason enough to join FMCA.
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In 2011 I paid $25 each LESS than the quoted FMCA price for 6 Michelin tires when I bought them at Sam's Club.... saving $150, (and the cost of a relatively useless FMCA membership), by NOT BUYING my tires through the "so called" FMCA Michelin Tire Advantage Program.
IMO, (and experience), believing advertizing HYPE usually costs you more!

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Mel, that is good to know. The closest Sam's Club to us didn't have any tires in the correct size no matter what brand. My steer tires were only a couple of years old and I wanted Michelins to match them.

IIRC, I saved nearly $100 ea compared to the best price I could find from the usual tire stores.
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Mel, that is good to know. The closest Sam's Club to us didn't have any tires in the correct size no matter what brand. My steer tires were only a couple of years old and I wanted Michelins to match them.
IIRC, I saved nearly $100 ea compared to the best price I could find from the usual tire stores.
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The Sam's Club I went to didn't stock any tires in my size either.
But they did give me a price and order my size Michelins, (they had them in less than a week).

However I no longer recommend Michelins to anyone. (for reasons explained in post #2 on this thread).

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