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Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 09-28-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,027
Posted By bgc44a
I have a 2014 Solera on the MB Sprinter chassis....

I have a 2014 Solera on the MB Sprinter chassis. The MB is the only good thing about it. It drives like a Mercedes, what can I say. Until you drive an MB, you can't appreciate it. It is great. Power...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-11-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By bgc44a
Ever been to RMNP? With a 40' and toad save...

Ever been to RMNP? With a 40' and toad save yourself the heart attack and go to Utah instead. Narrow roads, scary switchbacks, and pothead drivers, not the safest way to go. I went up there a coupla...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 05-24-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 81
Sticky: Poll: Rate your Gulf Stream
Views: 109,907
Posted By bgc44a
I also have a 2002 Sun Voyager, and I get just...

I also have a 2002 Sun Voyager, and I get just under 10 mpg and 7.5 towing a Jeep Wrangler. The only thing I have against it is the overheat problem. The Cat engine is mounted in a little room in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-12-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,144
Posted By bgc44a
Spreadsheets are for accountants and bean...

Spreadsheets are for accountants and bean counters. MH's are for people who want to have fun, enjoy God's creation and can think on their feet and repair most unexpected things with a hair pin and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-12-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,586
Posted By bgc44a
Dp's are way better. Engine brakes, air ride,...

Dp's are way better. Engine brakes, air ride, chassis storage room, weight carrying capacity, (those Corian counter tops are weighty), Engine noise way back there, diesel engines are so smooooooth,...
Forum: Boondocking 01-07-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 59,144
Posted By bgc44a
In my experience there are two kinds of MH...

In my experience there are two kinds of MH owners, those who go from campground to campground, and the most important thing to them is Monday night football, and being seen around the campfire or...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-06-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,129
Posted By bgc44a
My wife and I started traveling back in 1976...

My wife and I started traveling back in 1976 while we were still young. First in a car, then a station wagon, then a Chevy van that I installed a bed in and a porta potty. By the time we were in our...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-05-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By bgc44a
Anything can be done, if you have the skill...

Anything can be done, if you have the skill and/or enough money. My experience is 'Greenies' usually have the money, but not the skill. It would only require buying the engine of your choice along...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-05-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,213
Posted By bgc44a
Don't know, Don't care. The reason my wife and I...

Don't know, Don't care. The reason my wife and I have a MH is we hate dirty motels and we like our privacy. We would just as soon stay in a Walmart or a truck stop or rest area. We don't really care...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-24-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,221
Posted By bgc44a
Is it a stabelizer bar to hold the slide room...

Is it a stabelizer bar to hold the slide room stable while it is pulled in? Most of them is inserted between the room lip and body, and it stops any vibration while you are driving down the road....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,803
Posted By bgc44a
A Cummins is the choice to go with. Get a 1995 to...

A Cummins is the choice to go with. Get a 1995 to 1998, with mechanical injectors. No electronics to worry about, and unless you live in California, less worry about emissions issues. Also the HP and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,855
Posted By bgc44a
Cummins diesels on startup have heaters in the...

Cummins diesels on startup have heaters in the air intake plenium chamber. They start quite nicely in the winter, thank you. However, if you look in the engine compartment in the area beside the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,872
Posted By bgc44a
The only engines that even have bedroom access...

The only engines that even have bedroom access are the Cummins. Those also have extensive outside access by way of side and rear panels. There is seldom if ever a need for the tech to go inside the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,560
Posted By bgc44a
Diesel pushers are more expensive to run because...

Diesel pushers are more expensive to run because the fuel cost, thanks to our wonderful government, is much higher than it should be. But, it will be smoother and quieter, have more torque for going...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-12-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,175
Posted By bgc44a
On a 4,400 mile run, I got 7.5mpg pulling a Jeep...

On a 4,400 mile run, I got 7.5mpg pulling a Jeep Wrangler toad. I also had a lot of trouble with overheating.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-12-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By bgc44a
On the Norcold, check the 12v power to the...

On the Norcold, check the 12v power to the control board under the outside cover. power goes to the high limit safety board strapped to one of the pipes, and then from there it goe s to the control...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-12-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,860
Posted By bgc44a
Oil change and on Cummins, a fuel filter change...

Oil change and on Cummins, a fuel filter change are all good things to do just for fun. Take a look at the tires for deep cracks. The Genset, if it's an Onan, should be serviced every 100 hours or...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-12-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,439
Posted By bgc44a
Consider this an adventure, and jump on a plane...

Consider this an adventure, and jump on a plane and go look at the unit in person. The most important thing for a diesel is the oil and filter changes. The next thing ,especially on a rear diesel is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,352
Posted By bgc44a
A 40' DP is always better, new or used. The DP...

A 40' DP is always better, new or used. The DP will ride great and the lack of noise is downright relaxing. You can buy a service and extended warrantee policy from just about any dealer, so you will...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,157
Posted By bgc44a
Sounds good untill you come across motels overrun...

Sounds good untill you come across motels overrun by bugs, and you start to think of who slept in that bed last night. Oh, and don't forget that carpet with the stains, that always feels greasy when...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,157
Posted By bgc44a
Good luck. Do not make one common mistake, do not...

Good luck. Do not make one common mistake, do not buy one that is too long. 40 footers sound nice, but when you try to drive through a National Park, you quickly find out that not all of our Parks...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,326
Posted By bgc44a
The 460 was one of the few really good engines...

The 460 was one of the few really good engines made by Ford. It is actually a copy of the big block Chevy, when they needed an engine for the late 60's Thunderbirds and Lincolns, that put out more...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,268
Posted By bgc44a
Sounds like a good idea to me. Just make sure the...

Sounds like a good idea to me. Just make sure the scoop is not air tight, so that rain water can drain out. I have often though about fabing some air scoops to go under my Cat powered DP. Thought is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By bgc44a
I have a 2002 Freightliner raised rail with a Cat...

I have a 2002 Freightliner raised rail with a Cat engine. It is not as good as the Cummins engine. It is correct that the Roadmaster chassis is a product of Monaco and it is probobly the best made,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By bgc44a
Don't get cheap here. Remember 'Anything that can...

Don't get cheap here. Remember 'Anything that can go wrong will go wrong', It is not a good thing to get stuck with not enough amps when you need it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,444
Posted By bgc44a
I was told by an electrician years ago to check...

I was told by an electrician years ago to check the clamp screws in the breaker box once a year. He explained that electricity causes a vibration as it travels across from the wire to the connector,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,773
Posted By bgc44a
Mine went off at about 65mph, and boy did it wake...

Mine went off at about 65mph, and boy did it wake me up. I shut down everything after pulling over, and when I restarted it went away. I still don't know why it went off. I have a 2002 Gulf Stream...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,301
Posted By bgc44a
It is the fuse marked Tail lights or running...

It is the fuse marked Tail lights or running lights. Most vehicles will have the dash lights wired into the same circuit as the tail lights as a safety thing. It is hard to see your tail lights from...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,811
Posted By bgc44a
I am not an expert by any means, but I did do a...

I am not an expert by any means, but I did do a lot of homework before and after I bought my 40' Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser DP. I found out that the best engineered and designed is the Monaco line...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,288
Posted By bgc44a
Plan ahead, plan ahead, and then plan ahead...

Plan ahead, plan ahead, and then plan ahead again. We went from a 25' class C to a 40' Gulf Stream DP. Wow! what a difference. The biggest thing for us was the overhang and the long wheelbase. We...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,488
Posted By bgc44a
Hey Turbine Guy, are you from Scenectady, NY?

Hey Turbine Guy, are you from Scenectady, NY?
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-21-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,990
Posted By bgc44a
You will sleep better at night, don't need an air...

You will sleep better at night, don't need an air conditioner.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,388
Posted By bgc44a
Any size diesel pusher will be better. Try to get...

Any size diesel pusher will be better. Try to get a Cummins diesel, better quality and more power. A freightliner chassis with Air ride, air brakes, and raised rail chassis. You will love the smooth...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,527
Posted By bgc44a
If you have the real estate room; one of those...

If you have the real estate room; one of those metal car ports work just fine. They come in extra height, just for motorhomes. If you are handy you can put your own sides on, and just about totally...
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-30-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 22,621
Posted By bgc44a
I agree TOTALLY!!!

I agree TOTALLY!!!
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-30-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 22,621
Posted By bgc44a
Only one thing will cause a diesel engine to...

Only one thing will cause a diesel engine to quit, other than a catastrophic failure; fuel or rather the lack of it. Check to make sure there is a fuel shut off valve that is not open. Also check the...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 08-20-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By bgc44a
Most sliding windows leak between the 2 panels....

Most sliding windows leak between the 2 panels. You can try a windshield wiper refill cut to the right length, a nice bead of contact cement on the back of the refill and then apply it to the...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 08-07-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 35,550
Posted By bgc44a
I started out life many years ago with a used 21'...

I started out life many years ago with a used 21' Tioga class c. It was built on a Chevy chassis and it gave 10.5 mpg, no matter what, at any speed, on any road. My next was a Serro Scotty...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 08-02-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,205
Posted By bgc44a
When all else fails... put a crazed look on your...

When all else fails... put a crazed look on your face, and smile a lot, and watch everyone move quickly out of your way. Seriously, you will be surprised at how much patience, and kindness will be...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 08-02-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 81
Sticky: Poll: Rate your Gulf Stream
Views: 109,907
Posted By bgc44a
I just bought a 2002 Sun Voyager 40 footer. There...

I just bought a 2002 Sun Voyager 40 footer. There is a definite problem with the Gulf Stream, and it is the Caterpillar engine they use. The installation design is such that it cannot help but to...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-02-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,523
Posted By bgc44a
I don't dance, never have, don't want to,...

I don't dance, never have, don't want to, consider it a waste of time and energy, and I do not have any desire to be close to any other woman other than my own wife.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-02-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,333
Posted By bgc44a
Check the diesel fuel inlet valve, it might not...

Check the diesel fuel inlet valve, it might not be opening all the way.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-22-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 35,550
Posted By bgc44a
This June we went from upstate NY to Dallas TX....

This June we went from upstate NY to Dallas TX. It was hot, hot , hot. 40' Class A DP Gulf Stream Sun Voyager, towing a Jeep Wrangler, Genset going for about 90% of the time. We got 7.5 MPG. Total...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,234
Posted By bgc44a
Freightliner chassis, Cummins engine, Allison 6...

Freightliner chassis, Cummins engine, Allison 6 speed tranny.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,605
Posted By bgc44a
Many diesels use the fuel for lubrication of the...

Many diesels use the fuel for lubrication of the injectors and the injector pump(s). That is what the sulfer in the fuel did. If however you had a Cummins, it did not matter, because Cummins...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By bgc44a
On a diesel milage does not matter. They last so...

On a diesel milage does not matter. They last so much longer than a gas engine. The thing I would caution about is the length of the MH. While it might sound good to most people to have a 40' long...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,809
Posted By bgc44a
If you have a Caterpillar, expect it to overheat...

If you have a Caterpillar, expect it to overheat on long up grades. Downshift manually to keep you RPM's above 2,000 if it does. No problem running the Genset, enjoy the trip.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,146
Posted By bgc44a
Short Class A, Cummins pusher, Freightliner...

Short Class A, Cummins pusher, Freightliner chassis. Unless you can afford a Monaco with a Roadmaster chassis. 3 slides is great, 2 slides is good.
Why? Short 34' or less because most National parks...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,098
Posted By bgc44a
Yes you can. I have.

Yes you can. I have.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,209
Posted By bgc44a
Yes it should, but what kind of condition is it...

Yes it should, but what kind of condition is it in? Try hanging a curtain behind the driver and passanger seats.
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