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Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-10-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,217
Posted By THenman
Be careful to be sure what you are looking at is...

Be careful to be sure what you are looking at is towable. We are looking to go to Expedition this year and finding many can not be flat towed. Only ones with heavy duty tow package have 2spd...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-01-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,593
Posted By THenman
We are in process of switching from Wrangler to...

We are in process of switching from Wrangler to Expedition. We found the Wrangler a bit hard to use for shopping with it's soft top and needed a bigger vehicle for when we go home at Christmas with 3...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-19-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 138
MPG
Views: 7,976
Posted By THenman
45 ft DP ISX15 only 5.6mpg towing a Wrangler or...

45 ft DP ISX15 only 5.6mpg towing a Wrangler or not. Better if low % bio.

I drive 65 most the time and normally on interstates. Could do better a bit slower or if no traffic jams but then on top...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-22-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By THenman
Considering it as one option for us when we...

Considering it as one option for us when we winter in FL. Normally we tow a wrangler 4 down but want a nicer/bigger car when in FL for months. Was thinking we could rent a storage spot for trailer if...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-25-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,772
Posted By THenman
Our coach is 45ft and we tow. At most Cracker...

Our coach is 45ft and we tow. At most Cracker Barrels I need 3 of the rv spots to not block traffic isles! Some ony require 2 and a few I can fit in one.

Not sure about the coach the person was...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-20-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,363
Posted By THenman
Understand weight is a huge problem for all RV...

Understand weight is a huge problem for all RV manufactures. Thus quality tends to increase as chassis capacity increases. Some are so bad they almost have no capacity for people, clothes, etc. Many...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-01-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,781
Posted By THenman
We are 45ft and had a few times where we could...

We are 45ft and had a few times where we could not get into park we wanted due to length. Sometimes park did not have spot large enough others large spots were occupied. We did manage to get a spot...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-11-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By THenman
Only if transmission is turning. In many cases...

Only if transmission is turning. In many cases that wheels do not turn the transmission output shaft. Like when 4wd is in natural for towing the transfer case should not be turning it’s input shaft...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-19-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,666
Posted By THenman
We have an American Coach (also REV product) and...

We have an American Coach (also REV product) and for us it could be done however; I would not want to do it. Got caught in snow leaving home a year(?) ago and it was really no fun driving!
That said...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-06-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
American Coach: Fresh water tank cleaning
Views: 1,367
Posted By THenman
Thank you Bobbafett, I feared that might be the...

Thank you Bobbafett, I feared that might be the case.

Lot’s of help there cavie, not!


Tom
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-06-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
American Coach: Fresh water tank cleaning
Views: 1,367
Posted By THenman
Fresh water tank cleaning

Hi;We have had our coach for a few years and I need to clean out the fresh water tank. I am not sure how to do that. Only input that I see is the hose. Is there a second location to pour in...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-25-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By THenman
We are closer to 10K for 5 months there. They do...

We are closer to 10K for 5 months there. They do have cheaper spots than ours however.



We wound up there our first year because of late booking and due to size of resort there is always a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-21-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,434
Posted By THenman
Depending on time of day and weather you may want...

Depending on time of day and weather you may want to vary route through Indy. There are 3 choices. From I-69 go 465W to 70W, 465S to 70W (I would NOT go this way in coach!), or 465S to 70W. In a car...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-21-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,531
Posted By THenman
Be sure to check your max tow weight and CGVW. Do...

Be sure to check your max tow weight and CGVW. Do not forget load in coach including people, fuel, clothes, etc.


Tom
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-04-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 28,147
Posted By THenman
Outdoor uncovered on gravel in central IN $55/mo...

Outdoor uncovered on gravel in central IN $55/mo and 1 mile from house.



Tom
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By THenman
The Dream is a nice coach and and IMHO has a bit...

The Dream is a nice coach and and IMHO has a bit better attention to some details at least it was true when we bought. Things like the entry way and some other little details. (Our 2017 Dream pretty...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-27-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,635
Posted By THenman
To travel, winter home, and have dogs with us. We...

To travel, winter home, and have dogs with us. We had no idea where we would want a 2nd home so being able to move made sense. Also lots of places to travel to and having the dogs limits auto and air...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-27-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By THenman
I expect you will be alright. I know our coach...

I expect you will be alright. I know our coach has no problem in those conditions but I also know we have a little heat in the bays.


That said it's not a sure thing esp. if you have any problems...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-27-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By THenman
I have to bend/squat so much I hit my mirrors...

I have to bend/squat so much I hit my mirrors much more often... However that does NOT mean I have not hit my head on a slide!



Tom
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-27-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,321
Posted By THenman
Advice we got when looking for home and coach,...

Advice we got when looking for home and coach, and buying a safe for home; was to get one from Walmart (etc.) if all we wanted in our coach was fire protection. They said the fire rated ones did...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-14-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By THenman
Our bill also went up a lot this year but when I...

Our bill also went up a lot this year but when I looked at new prices I realized it was due to having replacement(?) coverage. (First 5 years = money for new coach if totaled.)


Wow have prices...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-10-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,850
Posted By THenman
Have both and use them both. 1/2 bath is really...

Have both and use them both. 1/2 bath is really too small for me but wife uses all the time on the road and while camped. (She also uses full bath but hey women get 75% of space everyplace right?)...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-06-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,188
Posted By THenman
May work for some but our front and tears are...

May work for some but our front and tears are different sizes and would take quite a bit of space. Not to mention a lot of strength.


Tom
Forum: Just Conversation 10-02-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By THenman
Drunk Bear

https://www.theloop.ca/bear-who-got-drunk-at-campsite-had-very-specific-beer-preferences/


You have to read this and it sets up SO many funny lines!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-02-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,707
Posted By THenman
Going a bit over as others mention is a...

Going a bit over as others mention is a reasonable thing to do. It helps when atmosphere pressure lowers or when ambient temperature drops. Makes it less likely you will need to add air. Also gives...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-02-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,060
Posted By THenman
As above ours had velcro. Do note. It can...

As above ours had velcro.

Do note. It can get hot inside a closed unused coach and we had some items fall as hangers came off wall. (They were not the OEM items.)


Tom
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-27-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,455
Posted By THenman
We have 2016 AC Tradition (current Dream is rough...

We have 2016 AC Tradition (current Dream is rough equivalent).
When we looked in 2016 we found Tiffin wanting on things(not least of which was factory location), Newmar good over all, Entegra a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-19-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 74,693
Posted By THenman
Was not according to our accountant. (Sub S...

Was not according to our accountant. (Sub S Corp.)


Tom
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-18-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 74,693
Posted By THenman
Can tell you never have had to borrow to pay...

Can tell you never have had to borrow to pay taxes due to business doing well. Also you do realize the insurance you are talking about is compensation right?!


Tom
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-16-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,524
Posted By THenman
Exactly! People seem to forget owners have lives...

Exactly! People seem to forget owners have lives and every business is there to make money.


Tom
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-12-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,190
Posted By THenman
No ideas but you might include Engine and year,...

No ideas but you might include Engine and year, perhaps even coach model.


Tom
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-04-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,245
Posted By THenman
Passed truckers texting a few times. Always made...

Passed truckers texting a few times. Always made sure to get away from them as fast as possible.
Lots of folks need some education on why texting is bad and also on just how different a large...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-02-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,153
Posted By THenman
Be sure to compare apples to apples. That is look...

Be sure to compare apples to apples. That is look at coaches in same NET price class.
When we looked in 2016 I scratched off Tiffin and Entegra from our list and let wife pick between Newmar and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-29-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By THenman
Should have had a sensor so would not close if...

Should have had a sensor so would not close if something in the way.



I know our garage doors at home have them. The gate where I store our coach also has them.


Tom
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-20-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,510
Posted By THenman
Sounds like gas with your budget. Diesel engine...

Sounds like gas with your budget. Diesel engine repairs can be many thousands from all I have heard and read. Keeping that in mind and thinking anyone needs a repair reserve I would go gas in your...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 24,193
Posted By THenman
Things I would like changed more on ours. ...

Things I would like changed more on ours.


1. Queen bed in sofa rotated 90deg. so jack knife sofa could be open at same time.
2. 1/2 bath is too narrow.
3. No emergency exit door just windows....
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-09-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,153
Posted By THenman
I ran into them on way back home (IN) from Grand...

I ran into them on way back home (IN) from Grand Canyon in 2017. May have been NM. I know they were on I-40. They were stops were one had to exit from interstate and then were combined E/W stop. They...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-02-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,153
Posted By THenman
Do note some out west close at night. They often...

Do note some out west close at night. They often have a gate barring entry/exit. So careful on planning should you extend your travels west.

Tom
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-26-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,336
Posted By THenman
Diesel, no question. The turbo boost means less...

Diesel, no question. The turbo boost means less loss of HP at altitude.



Now that does not mean gas does not work or that gas is not the best option for some.


Tom
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-14-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By THenman
Quite hot in ours but also a LOT of glass that...

Quite hot in ours but also a LOT of glass that results in quite a bit of cooling. So you can have hands too hot (if you point vet at them) yet be cold if too cold outside and you are not running heat...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-11-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By THenman
"Anyone who buys a Jeep Wrangler should know what...

"Anyone who buys a Jeep Wrangler should know what they’re getting into. Sure, it delivers a timeless look and ability to charge off-road in most conditions. But it scores poorly on reliability in...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-15-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,134
Posted By THenman
I run I-65 S to 231 to I-10 to I-75 instead of...

I run I-65 S to 231 to I-10 to I-75 instead of taking I-75 all the way.

But depends on where you are starting and stopping. :)
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-03-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,710
Posted By THenman
My understanding (perhaps wrong) was that a mfg...

My understanding (perhaps wrong) was that a mfg could not provide service in TX but had to use a local source. (ie. Dealer etc.) So it could be that location was sold and REV did not want new owner...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-11-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 16,773
Posted By THenman
At 43K + a Wrangler in tow even with 600hp I...

At 43K + a Wrangler in tow even with 600hp I don't slow or speed up very fast. Best I can do is sometimes a slight speed adjustment for someone coming onto the road. I can help them get either in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-29-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By THenman
Thank you guys! I will check things better when I...

Thank you guys! I will check things better when I get to FL. Found out I do get heat from electric element but burner is shutting off after a bit. Anyhow getting enough heat to make the trip (3days...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-27-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By THenman
Thanks! I thought it should not take that...

Thanks!


I thought it should not take that long.
Furnace was set on for both units and on gas (aqua hot).

Coolant level I can check.
What is pump setting you are talking about?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-27-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By THenman
Aqua-hot warmup time

Been a bit and I am getting more forgetful about some things so...


Starting with a cold coach and engine that is off and cold how long does it normally take to start blowing warm air using the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-26-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,948
Posted By THenman
On being over 40ft. Only once have we had...

On being over 40ft.


Only once have we had to look around due to first choice park not having room for our size. NOW we do use commercial parks and not state/national parks. (Only exception so...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-15-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,850
Posted By THenman
Depends on weather, how I am feeling, etc. For...

Depends on weather, how I am feeling, etc.
For example first leg south after Christmas will be as far as we need to go to de-winterize. Trip will not start if weather too bad.
Now I don’t really...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-09-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By THenman
Mammoth Cave by Cave City KY and Corvette Museum...

Mammoth Cave by Cave City KY and Corvette Museum in Bowling Green KY are both also interesting. Cave can be one to multiple days and museum is half a day or so. I know you said not museum people but...
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