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Old 09-18-2015, 06:53 PM   #673
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Just bought a 2006 Astoria 3595 with 20500 miles. Am changing a few things but love it so far. I am retired Air Force and live in So. California by Riverside. I will be checking in from time to time.
Congrats on the new rig. Hope you enjoy the heck out of it. We absolutely love ours. We recently got back from a 8 day trip of ~2k on DP, plus another 700 on the Harley.
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Old 09-19-2015, 02:37 AM   #674
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Yes we have 340HP. We are happy with the ride our Toyo tires are giving. We wanted to buy Michelin's last year when we purchased our new tires but Michelin's were out of stock everywhere on the west coast. The tire shop suggested the Toyo, they were the standard on some of the Country Coach models in the past. We are happy with them. Our new Jeep Cherokee is a little heavier than our old Toyota Avalon but I could not tell the differences.
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:14 AM   #675
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Pest Control

Hi All,
Heading to Florida this winter. Any
Advice for preventive pest control.
I hear there are a lot of palmetto and
Roaches down south. I would
Appreciate any input. That's one part
Of nature I don't do well with.
Thanks.
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:33 AM   #676
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outside electric compartment

We have a 36mq and the compartment that houses the electric and cable lines has a
Large hole to pass thru with a solid cover for storage. Does anyone use anything special
To cover the hole when you are plugged in to keep out pests and small critters?
We configured a paper plate, and weighted it down with the cover and an extra adaptor. Lol.
We were looking for something a little more sturdy.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:14 PM   #677
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Yes we have 340HP. We are happy with the ride our Toyo tires are giving. We wanted to buy Michelin's last year when we purchased our new tires but Michelin's were out of stock everywhere on the west coast. The tire shop suggested the Toyo, they were the standard on some of the Country Coach models in the past. We are happy with them. Our new Jeep Cherokee is a little heavier than our old Toyota Avalon but I could not tell the differences.
Steve, whch model tire and what size. I think there were some changes in Rim sizes at Damon. I want M54 tires but not available in 255 70R 22.4. Only ones in that size are M122 - all position or M614- Steer. Did you change sizes?
Gets confusing! Friend of mine has Toyo M54 on his Itasca and loves them. Different size though.
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We selected the 255 70R 22.5 M122. It has a load range of H (Freightliner spec and the same as the original GY G670) and a speed range of L (75MPH). Over the years we have (are still) learning to travel with less weight and I rarely exceed 65MPH, shoot for cruise on between 55 and 62.
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We selected the 255 70R 22.5 M122. It has a load range of H (Freightliner spec and the same as the original GY G670) and a speed range of L (75MPH). Over the years we have (are still) learning to travel with less weight and I rarely exceed 65MPH, shoot for cruise on between 55 and 62.
Thank you for the info. A local tire shop offered the M120Z same size at a heck of a price. Very similar in Canadian $'s to US $'s. With our current .75 buck I was amazed. However the M122 is a better option as it includes highway use whereas the M120Z is an urban/regional short haul with only 15/32 of tread versus 17/32 on the M120. I hope you are finding them satisfactory for comfort and road noise. I'm with you on the cruise at 55 to 62. It amazes me when I get passed by tandem 45 footers who look like they're pushing 80 (mph not years) . I wonder if they feel in control. The last question I had for you was pressure. I understand that truck tires should not be under inflated from the maximum recommendation. Have you found an ideal pressure that is comfortably and economical?
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Old 09-28-2015, 01:50 AM   #680
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Noise, they are quite and ride nicely. I keep them at 110PSI, we had the MH four point weighed at Henderson's several years ago and at that time the recommendation was computed to be 110. We now have learned to travel lighter but still keep them at 110PSI.

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Old 10-04-2015, 12:55 AM   #681
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I just replaced the 4 coach batteries in my 2010 Astoria with US Battery 2200 232ah (Red top) When fully charged with no load the reading is 13.2 v. With TV on, reading immediately drops to 11.7v. Add a few lights and it's down to 11.4. To me this indicates the batteries are not holding up under load. The batteries that I replaced were original and had similar readings that's why I changed them. I'm not an electrical expert so would like to hear from someone who knows more than I do. We dry camp for a day or two at Walmart or casinos so I would like to know that the batteries will keep the furnace running in the N.W.
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That does not sound like what we see with our setup.
Do your batteries regain their charge when you let them sit for a while without a load?
We have 6- 220AmpHr Lifeline 6V batteries in our house set up (plus the 2- 12 volt for the chassis). Tonight, unplugged and no sun shining, starting with a 100% SOC (State Of Charge reading on the Magnum RC50 Remote) and no sunlight on the solar panels I ran the vacuum cleaner and TV for 20 minutes. My Voltage dropped to 12.6V with everything running after ~ 20 minutes. Turned off the vacuum and TV and the SOC was 96%. Checked about 30 minutes later the voltage increased to 12.8 – 12.9V. Our batteries are 14 months old. The vacuum draws about 80 AMP, TV very little.
Seeing your drop in voltage seems too much to me, but I’m not an expert.
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Brit and others, I have just completed my first trip with the new Michelin XZA2s and the new Bilstiens. It seems though the combination of rough tires and shocks that were so worn (35,000 miles) that they wouldn't even stay extended just agains gravity were making for a vary rough ride. With the new equipment in Thor rides like a Cadillac. There is no more buffeting do to cross wind or semis, bumps in the road are smoother, and over all handling is much improved.

I hope everyone is having a GREAT fall!


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Old 10-27-2015, 05:01 PM   #684
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We are trading the 2011 Astoria for a 2014 (new/never titled) Tuscany 40RX...staying in the Thor product line. I have a Magnashade to sell if anybody is interested...it really helps when it is hot outside...keeps the coach allot cooler. It is brown in color and fits the 2011 outer windshield like a glove. I will keep the magnets. You can get them for $100.00.

$400.00 or best offer. It is new and only been used on 3 camping trips.
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Jim, congrats on the new coach! You were the fourth post in this thread and have been a generous contributor. Please don't be a stranger just because your moving up in the world.


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Moderator we use to be able to see the number of views on each thread. It was interesting to see how many folks that had benefitted from our posts. Is there anyway for us to see that now or would you kindly give us a current status for the number of views. Thank you!
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