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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-05-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,575
Posted By fkloster
This will make the weak collapse and the tough...

This will make the weak collapse and the tough run! My $$ and time spent since 2009 on my Beaver!

1991 Beaver Marquis Upgrades & New ComponentsÖ.: (purchased 8/1/2009)
ē 2006 New rear 13,500...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-01-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,869
Posted By fkloster
make sure date tags are current on the tires you...

make sure date tags are current on the tires you buy..
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-01-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,869
Posted By fkloster
M-154's here on 22.5 Alcoas... going on 9...

M-154's here on 22.5 Alcoas... going on 9 years.... no cracks no problems great purchase
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-18-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,278
Posted By fkloster
I have seen 1990's Prevost busses trade for...

I have seen 1990's Prevost busses trade for $150k... 99% condition based as discussed previously. The 8v92 detroit is a beautiful piece of equipment. I would buy it for $50k.. as would 4,800 other...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-15-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,022
Posted By fkloster
2nd vote for Toyo M154 tires

2nd vote for Toyo M154 tires
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-15-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,947
Posted By fkloster
wow awesome 1994 survivor CD! love it! I bet...

wow awesome 1994 survivor CD! love it! I bet you and i could share some notes for sure! very few of those left that haven't melted into the ground! 1994 1st year Beaver got away from 1980...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-14-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,947
Posted By fkloster
wife and i found this 1991 back in 2009 and have...

wife and i found this 1991 back in 2009 and have kept it.... turned out to be a very good purchase for us
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-14-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,947
Posted By fkloster
Love this thread! just ran my vin.... it fit...

Love this thread! just ran my vin.... it fit perfect! Kiss4afrog, what are you buying?!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-13-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,408
Posted By fkloster
I'm the only driver in our family... and 200 to...

I'm the only driver in our family... and 200 to 220 miles is my sweet spot driving 40' diesel bus pulling jeep. Life is short and i don't like to be tired and exhausted with so much to lose...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-13-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,295
Posted By fkloster
Tell them to plug in your coach! charge them up!

Tell them to plug in your coach! charge them up!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-12-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,458
Posted By fkloster
10 years on propane... driving 60 mph.

10 years on propane... driving 60 mph.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-11-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,976
Posted By fkloster
I love big Cat power guys, my vote goes for CC.

I love big Cat power guys, my vote goes for CC.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 03-11-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,238
Posted By fkloster
I choose longevity over heat any day!

I choose longevity over heat any day!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-08-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,101
Posted By fkloster
I did my coach with Koni's. She had 25 year old...

I did my coach with Koni's. She had 25 year old Koni's when we replaced them with help from Gillig. 2 Adjustable Yellow konis on the front and 4 red adjustable konis on the rear. very expensive...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-06-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By fkloster
The day that they install these in school busses...

The day that they install these in school busses is the day i start to pay attention to the state laws. I would love to see the raw data on seat belt related deaths due to passengers in RV's not...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-04-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By fkloster
I know this is such a bust.... funny this video...

I know this is such a bust.... funny this video keeps coming up and people think it is so cool... but it is about as realistic as an X-Wing Fighter :(
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 03-04-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,238
Posted By fkloster
I have a Cat 3176 (10.2 liter version) similar to...

I have a Cat 3176 (10.2 liter version) similar to a modern C7. The software is ancient to say the least but only once have I read about a software update attempt on these... I'm eager to hear the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-04-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By fkloster
Just had our carpet replacement job done in the...

Just had our carpet replacement job done in the fall of 2018! over $2,800 in labor alone! back in late 80's and early 90's... beaver carpeted the walls and cabinets.... crazy how much of this old...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-01-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,630
Posted By fkloster
Great question... eagerly awaiting an expert...

Great question... eagerly awaiting an expert answer!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-01-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 50,367
Posted By fkloster
WOW what a cool pic! New full body paint?! looks...

WOW what a cool pic! New full body paint?! looks very shiny love these old ladies!

I found a shop here in Portland to paint and clear coat up my old Beaver and the job was not for the faint of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-27-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 50,367
Posted By fkloster
Thanks for the kind words Big Oil Guy!

Thanks for the kind words Big Oil Guy!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-27-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 50,367
Posted By fkloster
Oh i love this thread! Bought this 1991 Beaver...

Oh i love this thread! Bought this 1991 Beaver Marquis with 10.2 Liter Cat in 2009 for 10 cents on the dollar and never looked back! PS... was easy to buy because it seems no one wanted to invest in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-26-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By fkloster
This happened to me with my HWH system... when my...

This happened to me with my HWH system... when my main HWH board fried. Was a defect in the board.... get HWH on line they are very helpful!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-26-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,614
Posted By fkloster
Bought this 28 year old Beaver back in 2009. ...

Bought this 28 year old Beaver back in 2009. Started out with a lot of learning and spending $$. Old Beaver's were built to last and i can't be happier... but imho roughly 3 times as expensive...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-26-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By fkloster
Update! I found a company in California called...

Update! I found a company in California called All-Rite.com that cuts these to order... will run me about $500 to get screen back up to Oregon! Really cool company check them out!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-19-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,212
Posted By fkloster
Thank GOD i was able to put back in my 28 year...

Thank GOD i was able to put back in my 28 year old detector and it still functions! lol not sure what i am going to do if it ever dies.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-19-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,212
Posted By fkloster
I have a 28 year old sensor in my Beaver that...

I have a 28 year old sensor in my Beaver that when tripped, actuates an electric shut off valve from the propane tank. When i decided to buy one of these newer sensors... after install it would not...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-19-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,955
Posted By fkloster
my 2 cents... being a vintage coach owner with...

my 2 cents... being a vintage coach owner with tons and tons of experience with my own purchase of a 1991 Beaver Marquis in 2009... I would rather pay $50k for a $20k coach that has been highly...
Forum: Vintage RV's 02-14-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,421
Posted By fkloster
very cool! I love it! I love a early 90's camper...

very cool! I love it! I love a early 90's camper with late 80's style like mine!
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-13-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By fkloster
I was not aware Beaver used cummins engines for...

I was not aware Beaver used cummins engines for those years... i thought all caterpillar... learned something new!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-13-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,539
Posted By fkloster
I'm pretty sure if your accountant tells you its...

I'm pretty sure if your accountant tells you its ok to purchase a $2.5m vehicle.... the last thing you need to worry about is the cost of insurance and maintenance. and P.S.... that coach is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-13-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,006
Posted By fkloster
actually, in the stand alone Magnum unit, when...

actually, in the stand alone Magnum unit, when configured correctly, warms the generator 25 seconds prior to firing. Answered my own question!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-13-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,006
Posted By fkloster
My 7.5kw Onan will not start without 20 seconds...

My 7.5kw Onan will not start without 20 seconds of good glow plug
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-13-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,006
Posted By fkloster
Do these devices pre heat your generator?!

Do these devices pre heat your generator?!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-11-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,831
Posted By fkloster
Agreed 100%. Waste of money.

Agreed 100%. Waste of money.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-11-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,599
Posted By fkloster
It took me many head aches to figure out the...

It took me many head aches to figure out the perfect class a formula... but here it is fellas!

Shore Power &/or Gen Power &/or Alt Power --> Magnum 2,800 watt inverter/smart charger --> BlueSea...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-07-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By fkloster
I have. Nice people. these parts have been gone...

I have. Nice people. these parts have been gone for two decades. I am really after someone who can rebuild these parts ... because i know they cannot just be found in a storeroom somewhere.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-07-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By fkloster
Entry Screen Door on Vintage Beaver

anyone know a company or contractor in the Pacific NW that can re build these?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-31-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,408
Posted By fkloster
My Mechanic says my cable is 2 gauge (standard on...

My Mechanic says my cable is 2 gauge (standard on big rigs he says) and told me it should be penty to handle the new alternator

More facts. My Batteries in the front of the 40' coach are...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-31-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,408
Posted By fkloster
I'm gonna have my guy come out and run an...

I'm gonna have my guy come out and run an addtional piggy back wire to be safe.

thanks guys for the help!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-31-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,408
Posted By fkloster
I am not sure of gauge wire Beaver mated with my...

I am not sure of gauge wire Beaver mated with my 1991 factory 160 amp alternator & giant battery bay. Did not check so i am kind of a science experiment. Current 270 amp QP alternator will put out...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-31-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,408
Posted By fkloster
Nice install Rick! I'm impressed with your mod. ...

Nice install Rick! I'm impressed with your mod. I was very fortunate and did enough homework on the original footprint to know that mine would bolt right in. I'm also glad to know that if i ever do...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-29-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,408
Posted By fkloster
yep it was like $500 shipped. I thought a great...

yep it was like $500 shipped. I thought a great value based on the amps. I really do like sometimes not waking up the big gen and just inverting off of engine power @ night... its a nice...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-29-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,408
Posted By fkloster
So, is that normal for a functioning 160 amp...

So, is that normal for a functioning 160 amp alternator not keeping up in a 40 foot coach with all the bells and whistles running? I did not upgrade my existing cabling to the inverter & Batts......
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-29-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,408
Posted By fkloster
My situation. 28 year old coach with 160 amp...

My situation. 28 year old coach with 160 amp factory alternator... (80 amp @ idle)

After i replaced my battery sets last year (twin Caterpillar 8D 1500 CCA starter batts and 4X 27m AGM 800 CCA...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-29-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,408
Posted By fkloster
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-25-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By fkloster
I just purchased and had installed a Blue Sea...

I just purchased and had installed a Blue Sea ML-ACR rated @ 500 amps. Your intelletec is rated @ 200 amps which should be plenty sufficiant. Perhaps your inverter that is converting the shore...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-25-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By fkloster
Welcome Arthur! some questions... 1) what is a...

Welcome Arthur! some questions...
1) what is a Big Boy?
2) what is a BIRD?
3) please specify what was hotter than?
4) what seal melted?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-25-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 559
Posted By fkloster
Two great upgrades i did this winter to 28 year old Beaver!

1st... i noticed while driving @ night in the cold with heater blowin' and all the lights on... my factory 160 amp alternator was struggling to keep up with my magna 2,400 watt inverting and keeping...
Forum: Vintage RV's 01-21-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,219
Posted By fkloster
thank you all for the kind words! Its been very...

thank you all for the kind words! Its been very rewarding taking care of an older bus like this... trying to keep it as original as possible. I don't think it was ever designed or intended to be in...
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