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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-14-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By 2InAlabama
I would have the panels mounted so they could be...

I would have the panels mounted so they could be elevated to take advantage of the sun's angle. So I guess I will just leave the fridge off for the winter months. So 2 140 watt panels should keep the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-14-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,789
Posted By 2InAlabama
Just my opinion, but I would not want a coach...

Just my opinion, but I would not want a coach with the kitchen on a slide. My thinking is that having all of the electrical cables and wires, water and gas plumbing, and air conditioning ducts moving...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-14-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By 2InAlabama
Minimum solar panels

This winter we will be storing our coach in a storage lot in Tucson, AZ with no hookups. How much solar charging capability will I need to keep both sets of batteries (3 chassis, 3 house) plus keep...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-16-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By 2InAlabama
Many people use lights under the rig for this...

Many people use lights under the rig for this purpose and swear by it. How effective is it? Who knows! My coach has lights around the underside but they have died, so I want to replace them.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-15-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By 2InAlabama
Need to replace ground lights

As a deterrent to rodent invasion I want to replace the dead ground lights around the exterior of my coach but I have been unable to find a source for them. I would like to use LEDs but the lights...
Forum: Northwest Region 05-12-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,357
Posted By 2InAlabama
Is my coach too big?

We have a 42 ft coach. Is this too big for a trip to Canada and Alaska?

How about camping in the lower 48? We have been denied access to only a few parks. Is this typical? Thanks.
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 01-13-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,359
Posted By 2InAlabama
Allison service in Phoenix/Tucson area

We are headed to the southern AZ area in about three weeks and may need transmission service. Can anyone recommend an Allison shop in the Phoenix/Tucson area? Thanks.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-04-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,883
Posted By 2InAlabama
Becks said "Why not look at used units...

Becks said


"Why not look at used units from high end builders up a bit from Winnebago."

Why not consider a Foretravel? See this link:


Foretravel Texas...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-04-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,924
Posted By 2InAlabama
We just bought our first Foretravel. We had a...

We just bought our first Foretravel. We had a Tiffin and I have driven other brands. Our Foretravel with a tag is the most comfortable and stable coach I have ever been in. Check out this link:

...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-22-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,351
Posted By 2InAlabama
I want to use the smaller (16 ft) truck which...

I want to use the smaller (16 ft) truck which doesn't efficiently tow the heavier trailer. So I'm trying to use the dolly to tow the car. There is no mention in the owner's manual of the use of a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-22-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,351
Posted By 2InAlabama
I neglected to mention that this is a one-time...

I neglected to mention that this is a one-time tow of 700 miles with a Penske moving van, so I will not have a standard RV-style brake and electrical hookup. It's either tow it on a dolly or use a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-22-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,351
Posted By 2InAlabama
Towing Honda 2010 CRV 2wd on a dolly

I need to tow our Honda 2010 CRV 2wd on a dolly. Can't find anything about that in owner's manual. Can this be done without damage to the car? What is the experience here? Thanks.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-04-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,572
Posted By 2InAlabama
Dean said: Considering the costs you are...

Dean said: Considering the costs you are considering incurring with Large 42K lb coaches, the transmission's fuel costs or savings would miniscule in the greater scheme of things.

That may be...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-04-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,572
Posted By 2InAlabama
How much is transmission a factor?

I am considering large (42k GVWR) coaches, some with Allison 3000 series transmissions, others with 4000 transmissions. As a general rule and with every thing else being equal, which of the Allison...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-13-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,040
Posted By 2InAlabama
We are looking at a coach with full body paint -...

We are looking at a coach with full body paint - will never own another with decals.

I am mostly concerned about the fibreglas roof, rubber components such as hoses and belts, and batteries. How...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-11-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,040
Posted By 2InAlabama
Arizona sun & heat

We are considering a move to the Phoenix area and are planning to buy a motorhome sometime next year. We have heard about the damage that the sun and heat can cause, but don't know any specifics.
...
Forum: Full-Timers 07-29-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By 2InAlabama
Solar power for fulltiming

We are going to buy a used motorhome and plan to fulltime. How useful is solar power for the fulltiming lifestyle? How many of you fulltimers now have a solar power capability on your RV? I would...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-12-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By 2InAlabama
Newmar specs

We are considering a used Newmar, but I would like to see some specs. Can someone point me to the Newmar specs?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-12-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,187
Posted By 2InAlabama
Sky_Boss is right. Keep RPMs up to keep engine...

Sky_Boss is right. Keep RPMs up to keep engine and trans cool. Manually shift on long, steep grades, otherwise let the transmission manage itself.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-27-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,517
Posted By 2InAlabama
Confused here. What EMS? What inverter? Do you...

Confused here. What EMS? What inverter? Do you have documentation on the EMS or inverter? More specifics would help.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-02-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,416
Posted By 2InAlabama
Insulating engine compartment in DP

I am considering adding some insulation to my engine compartment for sound and heat. This summer the engine heat would add as much as 12 - 15 degrees to our bedroom at the end of a long drive.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-17-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,579
Posted By 2InAlabama
I agree with Smack. From my experience, CW is...

I agree with Smack. From my experience, CW is almost always overpriced.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-16-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,734
Posted By 2InAlabama
Do you mean dump the air from the tanks? If you...

Do you mean dump the air from the tanks? If you mean drain the moisture from them, my system has an air drier, so I don't think there is a need to drain anything. Anyway, I have never done this...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-16-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,123
Posted By 2InAlabama
I think what you are referring to are generally...

I think what you are referring to are generally known as toterhomes. Why, I don't know. Nor do I know of any advantages or disadvantages, but one difference is in the length because a 40 foot...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-15-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,738
Posted By 2InAlabama
To the OP, I agree with Chuck. I think you have a...

To the OP, I agree with Chuck. I think you have a charger problem. You should not need to add water that frequently. I haven't added water to mine since right after I bought them in February. What is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-15-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,033
Posted By 2InAlabama
Pilot and co-pilot shades

Does anyone have any experience with this product from rvsunshades4less.com.

We're looking for something to mount permanently on the side windows to block the sun while driving. What do you guys...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-12-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By 2InAlabama
Running a wire from dash to rear, '02 Tiffin Phaeton

I need to run a wire from my dash to the rear of the coach, but I don't see a possible route that would hide the wire. I have a slide on the left side immediately behind the driver's seat, so I can't...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-11-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 925
Posted By 2InAlabama
ToadStop Qi braking system

Does anyone have experience with a ToadStop Qi braking system? I found some old threads from 2005, but nothing recent.

We just bought a 2010 Honda CR-V which has one installed on it. I haven't...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-09-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,149
Posted By 2InAlabama
I agree with Dons2346 - that stuff is all snake...

I agree with Dons2346 - that stuff is all snake oil!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-19-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By 2InAlabama
I agree with R2Home. Why wait? We wish we had...

I agree with R2Home. Why wait? We wish we had done it 10 or 15 years ago.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,589
Posted By 2InAlabama
You guys are using a term that I am not familiar...

You guys are using a term that I am not familiar with. What is SS screen? Does it prevent mud daubers & wasps from getting in? If so, I would like to know more. Thanks
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-07-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,589
Posted By 2InAlabama
I did this with ordinary house screen wire on our...

I did this with ordinary house screen wire on our TT (now sold) and recently on our current coach. Don't know if I created a problem and don't even know how to find out if I did. Guess I'll have to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-07-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,579
Posted By 2InAlabama
Welcome to iRV2. I have no actual experience...

Welcome to iRV2.

I have no actual experience with CW, but from what I have read others have had some bad experiences with CW service on their coaches. I know that some of the CW shops here in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-07-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,796
Posted By 2InAlabama
Updated profile From a noobie DP driver,...

Updated profile

From a noobie DP driver, Thanks for the hints on fueling.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-07-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,796
Posted By 2InAlabama
Avoiding bad fuel

I don't carry fuel filters or any other engine parts nor would I be able to change one anyway. I know there are no sure-fire ways, but what measures can one take to avoid bad fuel?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-07-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,861
Posted By 2InAlabama
Glad you got it fixed and back to your adventure....

Glad you got it fixed and back to your adventure.

As Dunner said, please report this shop on RV Service Reviews so that others who need service can find reliable, honest service shops. This helps...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-05-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 119,125
Posted By 2InAlabama
My wife and I live in Alabama. She selected the...

My wife and I live in Alabama. She selected the name.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-05-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,824
Posted By 2InAlabama
Sorry you were ripped off. One action that...

Sorry you were ripped off.

One action that you can take is JC2 says, post a nasty review on RV Service Review (https://www.rvservicereviews.com). This will help other avoid these crooks. Whenever...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-05-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,569
Posted By 2InAlabama
I will NEVER buy a coach with an engine that uses...

I will NEVER buy a coach with an engine that uses DEF. I'll keep buying used as long as I'm motorhoming.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-05-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 20,400
Posted By 2InAlabama
I like laj's answer - it's what I would do. You...

I like laj's answer - it's what I would do. You don't want to see them again so why not.

This thread is excellent entertainment!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-09-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 855
Posted By 2InAlabama
These are the hard plastic covers that came on...

These are the hard plastic covers that came on the units from the factory. Maybe Tiffin can give me some help on it. Thanks.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-09-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 855
Posted By 2InAlabama
Can't remove a/c covers - '02 Tiffin Phaeton

I want to remove the covers on my rooftop air conditioner covers so that I can check for leaks, but they don't seem to be big enough at the bottom to slip over the unit. They are made by RV Products...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-05-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,773
Posted By 2InAlabama
'02 Tiffin Phaeton on Freightliner chassis with...

'02 Tiffin Phaeton on Freightliner chassis with Cummins 300 HP engine.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-05-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,773
Posted By 2InAlabama
Checking coolant level - Cummins ISB 300 HP

Trying to check the coolant level in my engine, but there are no markings on the coolant reservoir. The visible coolant level is about an inch below the top of the reservoir. Should the reservoir be...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-05-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By 2InAlabama
I was finally able to make out the words Style A...

I was finally able to make out the words Style A on the sleeve of the female connector, so I think I am looking for a male style A fitting. Thanks for your help.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-04-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By 2InAlabama
Problem with onboard air quick connector - '02 Phaeton

The quick connector on my air access valve seems to be some kind of strange, non-standard fitting. I would like to be able to connect a standard air fitting for adding air to my tires, but cannot...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-07-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,574
Posted By 2InAlabama
Side radiator vs. rear radiator

Newbie DP owner here.:D I have seen quite a number of posts indicating a preference for side radiators, but no reason given for the preference. Why is the side radiator more preferred over the rear...
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