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Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-10-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 958
Posted By michealwhela
I would like to explore this some more. I have a...

I would like to explore this some more. I have a bank of 4 identical make and type 6 V batteries. They are 3 months difference in age as 2 of them failed. All 4 are on their 2nd season of service....
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-05-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 958
Posted By michealwhela
Thanks for the input. The information y'all...

Thanks for the input. The information y'all supplied was excellent. I am investigating adding capacity. Just trying to figure if I should use a dedicated battery bank or update the inverter I have...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-05-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 958
Posted By michealwhela
I am investigating that now.

I am investigating that now.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-05-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 958
Posted By michealwhela
That is what we are doing now, we get tired of...

That is what we are doing now, we get tired of the noise. Not a big deal but ruins listening to the outdoors when boondocking. Thanks.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-04-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 958
Posted By michealwhela
I like the battery idea

Thanks, I had thought about increasing battery capacity, problem is where as the existing battery compartments do not have space. I investigated the LiPO4 idea. That requires me to switch out...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-03-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 958
Posted By michealwhela
Replace refrigerator??

Has anyone replaced their household style refrigerator with a gas/electric RV style refrigerator? We have a 2019 Allegro Breeze with 4 new 6V batteries that is supposed to be able to run the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-22-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,774
Posted By michealwhela
6 volt is the only way to go unless you have the...

6 volt is the only way to go unless you have the money to convert to the new lithium battery systems. But that is some big bucks. 6 V gives you the capacity the longevity that 12 V can not.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-22-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,917
Posted By michealwhela
Wow! after reading these it sounds like Tiffin...

Wow! after reading these it sounds like Tiffin has gone down hill. Ours is 2017 and had a few issues (including the dreaded DEF) but nothing like these. The worst interior issue is the kitchen...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-08-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By michealwhela
We have the 2017 31BR with a Ford Ranger as a...

We have the 2017 31BR with a Ford Ranger as a toad. We have pulled the mountains east of the Mississippi with no problem. While it is not a power house it does a respectable job and is a pleasure to...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-21-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By michealwhela
Ours has both Dish and Direct TV. No longer use...

Ours has both Dish and Direct TV. No longer use either as we use Streaming services. So far has worked in most of our travels and have the In Motion with Dish for backup on a phone call. I would get...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-21-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,675
Posted By michealwhela
I would look for a different dealer

The dealer sounds a bit shady. Never heard of that and don't know how Tiffin could force that issue without getting a big fat law suit..... That said, I dropped Good Sams a couple of years ago due to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-17-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,810
Posted By michealwhela
We snowbird for three months at a time traveling...

We snowbird for three months at a time traveling around the country. This year we just downsized from our 36 Winnie to a Tiffin 31 footer. This was done for a couple of reasons. First and foremost we...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-22-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,000
Posted By michealwhela
Mixed results

We have only had our Tiffin Breeze since March. Broke down on shake down trip for Memorial Day weekend. A call for assistance from the road put me on hold for about 15 minutes. Once answered they...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-28-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,571
Posted By michealwhela
Yes I would buy a mid entry DP

Yes I would buy a mid entry DP. When we had our gas motorhome we loved the mid entry. We tried to find one when we switched to diesel with little luck.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,808
Posted By michealwhela
Keep it full

We keep it full. As soon as we drop below a half I start watching for the best fuel price to fill up. I did an experiment with weight using my fresh water tank. Checked my mpg and performance with no...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-23-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,476
Posted By michealwhela
Jeep or Ford

We have run both a Jeep Wrangler and the 2019 Ford Ranger. Both automatic with manual transfer case shift. Both work great and easy to use.:thumb:
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-20-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,245
Posted By michealwhela
We just avoid the EEE areas until a good...

We just avoid the EEE areas until a good frost.... kill off them little suckers.. :)
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-20-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,481
Posted By michealwhela
That is why God invented airplanes. 1100 in a day...

That is why God invented airplanes. 1100 in a day in a DP, not for me. Our normal day is limited to 300, 500 if I am out running the weather and 150 is more fun. I retired so I didn't have to do...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-18-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,092
Posted By michealwhela
Sounds like a scam to me.

We purchased a motorhome ($165,000) a couple of months back and none of that talk ever occurred ... if it had we would have walked. If the industry does come to that then we would be doing something...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-29-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By michealwhela
When I have a battery that is questionable I tend...

When I have a battery that is questionable I tend to use my pulse charger as it has a built in analyzer and testing. I have also found it very handy in restoring older batteries. Even though my on...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-28-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,163
Posted By michealwhela
I use a soap cannon with mine with Pink Suds and...

I use a soap cannon with mine with Pink Suds and rinse with the widest nozzle (least pressure) from a few feet away. Works great, not sure on your room, mine is fiberglass with no issues
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-28-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By michealwhela
Thumbs up Thanks for the info

Your information was a big help. Thanks. I of course had the pulse charger connected to shore power. What I am not sure about is should I use a pulse charger every so often to top off the batteries...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-24-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,246
Posted By michealwhela
You were right, I found it way up near the top....

You were right, I found it way up near the top. Not easy to see.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-23-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,359
Posted By michealwhela
Thumbs up Successful shake down cruise

We we did an overnight boondock trip. Lesson one, make sure all batteries are up to snuff. While our coach is new to us it is two years old with 6000 miles on it. One pair of batteries died before we...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-23-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,246
Posted By michealwhela
Question A related question from another Tiffin newbie

My 2017 Breeze looks to have the same setup. My manual states that the Direct TV repeater will not work with Dish. In the process of tracing my wires to see if I could avoid buying the Wally I have...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-21-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,410
Posted By michealwhela
Lightbulb Connection to house 115 V Problem solved!

Thanks all for the assist on this. I discovered that every outlet in my garage is GFIC and none would work for plugging in the motorhome. I got out my heavy 50' cord and went to the house in search...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-20-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By michealwhela
Thumbs up The true culprit

We left yesterday for a short shake down cruise. The night before we left I tossed a pulse charger on the batteries to top them off and to test their strength. As we were getting ready to leave I...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-18-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,879
Posted By michealwhela
Smile Love it, so far

Just brought our 2017 home with Jeep in tow.... first impressions are:

Power house no, does the job absolutely. Drive it like you stole it and it does great.
The ride is excellent
The engine...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-18-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,410
Posted By michealwhela
Thanks, never had that problem with my old...

Thanks, never had that problem with my old Winnebago. Not even sure if I have a non GFI in the garage. Have to do some looking. :thumb:
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-18-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,410
Posted By michealwhela
Question Can't connect to 115V shore power

New owner here. Coach tested and worked fine at the dealer on 30 amp connection. Get it home (no 30 or 50 connect here...yet) attempt to plug into a 20 amp 115 circuit and it cuts the GFI right away....
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-18-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By michealwhela
Found the problem now to find the culprit

At long last I found the problem. The Volt meter was at 13.4 when we got back .... today it was down to 11.8 !!! :eek: Not sure what is running to drain it that bad over night. Thought I had...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-18-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By michealwhela
Didn't even know it had a cooling fan little lone...

Didn't even know it had a cooling fan little lone where the button is located. in the bedroom I did find a rocker switch under the components cabinet with no label. I threw it and could hear a faint...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-18-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 411,181
Posted By michealwhela
Nice projects. I was thinking about the...

Nice projects. I was thinking about the accumulator. I had put one on my last coach. Time to do it here. Also love the replacement of the crapy outdoor shower hose. I am also going to do a hanging...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-18-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By michealwhela
Question Next question: In the basement (the bays) the...

Next question: In the basement (the bays) the lights have what looks like a sensor and a 3 way rocker. Center position is off. What are the other two positions? Are these lights motion sensitive in...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-18-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By michealwhela
I never thought about the inverter. My old coach...

I never thought about the inverter. My old coach had the inverter on when I switched. I will bet that is it. Now to find the inverter switch.... as for the wife and the black tape idea she wanted me...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-17-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By michealwhela
How To

I am starting this thread because I (and hopefully others will have questions that need answers that are buried not in the manuals but in the minds of users. Think of this as an "I feel stupid but...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-14-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By michealwhela
Pre purchase inspection

The cost was $150 which included 2 technicians and about an hour or a bit more of work. Also included was car facts (commercial version) and region value evaluation to see if you are buying it about...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-14-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By michealwhela
I shall look closer

Hmm, I shall take a closer look. My gut said 4900 was to much but I listened to the dealer (think I would learn after 70 years) Appreciate the input.:blush:
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-13-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By michealwhela
Curb weight on the door post

I got my weight from the door post. Could not believe it. Went to the dealer, He said 4900 also.:banghead: It is a simple JK (2 door) Oscar Mike edition no real bells and whistles. Maybe curb weight...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-13-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By michealwhela
Flat Towing with a Breeze 31RW

I am confused:blink: can you flat tow a Jeep Wrangler (2 Dr) with a Breeze 31 BR? Advertise 5000 lb hitch, spec has tow limit is 4500. A Jeep JK Wrangler is 4900 curb weight. Dealer says no...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-12-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By michealwhela
Success! and thanks to all.

After heading some sage advice (thank you very much) I searched for mobile RV technicians and found 3 that offer the service. I called the highest rated one. I understand why he had great reviews....
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-12-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By michealwhela
Thanks for the advice

Appreciate the advice. I have been trying to find an inspector in the Grand Rapids Michigan area with no luck. I will check the mobile repair people down there to see if they provide the service. I...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-11-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By michealwhela
Pre-purchase Inspection

I searched the forum but could find nothing on pre purchase inspections. We are in the process of buying a 2107 Tiffin Breeze 31 BR. The coach is being prepped now and a technician will be completing...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-10-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,359
Posted By michealwhela
Stay tuned. We just purchased one in a desire to...

Stay tuned. We just purchased one in a desire to downsize. We should have it in service in a couple of weeks. Picked up a low milage (6000). The 31 left the impression that there was plenty of...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-10-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,879
Posted By michealwhela
We actually are moving into one in the now time...

We actually are moving into one in the now time frame. We became tired of our longer and wider Class A. There were to many places that we wanted to go that the larger coaches either were not allowed...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-10-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By michealwhela
We just made the move to downsize from our...

We just made the move to downsize from our Winnebago also. We looked at the class B+ and C but they were just to much down size. We liked the same thing that you did. Shorter and narrower. Heigth is...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-10-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,980
Posted By michealwhela
Does it make more sense to not add solar but...

Does it make more sense to not add solar but increase your battery bank and let the bank charge while driving and then stay charged using the generator? I realize that is more noise but I can run my...
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 04-10-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By michealwhela
Breezy :: 2017 Tiffin Allegro Breeze

2017 Tiffin Allegro Breeze (2019-04-10 22:42:24)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-18-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 58,275
Posted By michealwhela
I like to keep all wheels on the ground but many...

I like to keep all wheels on the ground but many RV parks and campgrounds do not understand the meaning of level. I always chock my coach wheels on the ground or not. To depend on the parking brake...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-02-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,194
Posted By michealwhela
We set a goal of 3 to 4 hours. I also am the only...

We set a goal of 3 to 4 hours. I also am the only driver. Admittedly we have to do 7 or 8 hours to avoid incoming ice storms but other than that we prefer to enjoy the journey. I never have been in a...
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