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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-31-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By Mbe111
Add-on Automatic locks for compartment doors??

I have a 2017 Tiffin Phaeton.
I have to use a key in each compartment door to lock/unlock the doors.
Has anyone found a solution that converts the latches or locks to an automatic single push...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-22-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Mbe111
That probably comes standard on the Bus. I do...

That probably comes standard on the Bus. I do not know if automatic compartment "gang locks" were even an option on a Phaeton when ordered new. It is possible that an aftermarket system has been...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-21-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Mbe111
40 Ih compartment doors

We love our 2017 Phaeton 40 IH. One of the things we would like to have is a gang lock on our basement compartment doors. I have not seen anything "out there" that would be available as an after...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-21-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,406
Posted By Mbe111
I agree. with Lt. Dan, valve under the sink.

I agree. with Lt. Dan, valve under the sink.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-15-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mbe111
Me too :thumb:

Me too :thumb:
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 05-25-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By Mbe111
[/COLOR] I would like to know more about this...

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I would like to know more about this unit. What is the brand and model?
Thank you
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 05-25-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By Mbe111
My friend has a 2017 Newmar Ventana with coated...

My friend has a 2017 Newmar Ventana with coated wheels. The clear coat is delaminating around the lug nuts and small chipped spots that have collected over the miles and time of ownership. I think...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 05-04-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,438
Posted By Mbe111
I agree, no worry there:iagree:

I agree, no worry there:iagree:
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 05-04-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,438
Posted By Mbe111
I had a price that I felt was too high and out of...

I had a price that I felt was too high and out of the question while it was still under warranty. The Cummins shop manager told me to wait until after my warranty ran out and the charge for...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-26-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Mbe111
I have a 2017 40 IH Phaeton and it has reliably...

I have a 2017 40 IH Phaeton and it has reliably auto started and charged the batteries each time that I have set it up properly. I have made stupid mistakes with it and it failed to charge a time or...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-21-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By Mbe111
I toured Tiffin's plant in Red Bay a few years...

I toured Tiffin's plant in Red Bay a few years ago and found that all the wires in their loom have their use printed on the wire. You can imagine with so many wires in a coach, there are not enough...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-12-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By Mbe111
The dealer diagnosed a problem with the starter...

The dealer diagnosed a problem with the starter on this one, I hope he is correct, too often mechanics hang parts on until the stumble across the real problem.
I wanted to add for all that were...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-12-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,513
Posted By Mbe111
Same here in Minnesota, my brother has a repair...

Same here in Minnesota, my brother has a repair shop and the state makes them buy Garage Keepers Legal Liability and his insurance agent includes the coverage at each renewal. If the original poster...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-24-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,648
Posted By Mbe111
If my assumption that the rim is bent in an...

If my assumption that the rim is bent in an oblong, oval circle created by an impact of some sort is not the part of the rim that is bent.
If it is the center section that bolts to the spindle and...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-22-2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Mbe111
I saw a "Do it yourself" fix for...

I saw a "Do it yourself" fix for stripped/oversized screw holes. If you are not able to simply replace the screw with a different screw the next larger diameter to get it to hold tight; you could...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-22-2022, 10:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,648
Posted By Mbe111
I wonder if there is a machine shop near you that...

I wonder if there is a machine shop near you that could mount a rim in a lathe and use a proto power to push the rim from its oblong state to round?? It might take a while but worth the effort...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-22-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,648
Posted By Mbe111
"Iím ready to run out and buy a set of aluminum...

"Iím ready to run out and buy a set of aluminum rims if I thought it would resolve the issue. But Iíd be sad if I spent that money and I didnít help."

In my business we only run aluminum wheels...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-30-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,977
Posted By Mbe111
Nope, any difference will be indiscernible to...

Nope, any difference will be indiscernible to you.
My experience tells me so.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-30-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,977
Posted By Mbe111
My first Class A was 34 PA. Our first trip was...

My first Class A was 34 PA. Our first trip was through the mountains "Big 5 Parks" towing a Mini Cooper. I felt that the power was adequate ad we did not have any issue with the brakes. The...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-24-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By Mbe111
Thank you for the follow up on your problem. It...

Thank you for the follow up on your problem. It is so helpful to us that have not yet experienced the issue or fix for it.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-24-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By Mbe111
Nope, not in our 2017 Phaeton 40 IH all electric...

Nope, not in our 2017 Phaeton 40 IH all electric model. The Aqua Hot will run all night on our 6 - 6 volt house battery pack. I have to believe yours should too.
Hope you get it figured...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 09-02-2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,971
Posted By Mbe111
I agree with that. :iagree:

I agree with that. :iagree:
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-12-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Mbe111
following right behind you...:popcorn:

following right behind you...:popcorn:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-12-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,648
Posted By Mbe111
My dad was an over the road owner operator in the...

My dad was an over the road owner operator in the early 60's. He told me about guys that would put a quart of anti-freeze in each front tire to balance them. I don't know how well that worked; it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-12-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,648
Posted By Mbe111
Differing wear on tandem tires would strongly...

Differing wear on tandem tires would strongly suggest a rim issue. Trailer tires do tend to hit kerbs. I would suspect the OP has some run out on his MH and a set of new rims will cure his problem....
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-04-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Mbe111
Thank you for all of the suggestions. We left...

Thank you for all of the suggestions.
We left Tuba City campground on 160 to Cortez, 145 out of Cortez through Delores, to Placerville, 62 out of Placerville to 550 at Ridgway, North on 550 to Grand...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-04-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,778
Posted By Mbe111
I agree :bow::bow:

I agree :bow::bow:
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-30-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By Mbe111
Windshield wiper arm failure

While driving in rain on the freeway the passenger side wiper arm quit working and free wheeled to a vertical position on the edge of the windshield. The driver's side still worked like it was...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-29-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,215
Posted By Mbe111
I agree, call the manufacturer of the component.

I agree, call the manufacturer of the component.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-29-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By Mbe111
I have to jump in here. We have a 2017 Phaeton...

I have to jump in here.
We have a 2017 Phaeton XSH on a Powerglide chassis. (380 hp) I believe 2017 was the first year for this model Phaeton. I would not have anything else. (Unless it was 450 hp...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-22-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,448
Posted By Mbe111
Recalls

It would make sense that those motorhomes in the affected build ranges for the inevitable DEF head failure warranty work would get it done at the same time.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-22-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Mbe111
Trail Ridge Road? I will see if I can find...

Trail Ridge Road?
I will see if I can find which one that is.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-22-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Mbe111
Looks like 62 in Ridgway through town could be...

Looks like 62 in Ridgway through town could be under construction. Using RV Trip Wizard there is an undetermined route north to cross the river or another about a mile south to cross. Wish I knew...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-22-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Mbe111
Phoenix to Estes Park, Co.

I am in Phoenix, Az today and would like to travel to Estes Park Co leaving tomorrow 6/23/2021.

I am considering this route:
Phoenix to Flagstaff Az. I-17 (no problem here)
Flagstaff, Az to...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-08-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Mbe111
Lt. Dan comes to the rescue! I knew there had...

Lt. Dan comes to the rescue!
I knew there had to be something out there for this.
Thank you, Thank, Thank you. (in my best Gomer Pyle character imitation)

I will get one of these plates put in...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-08-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Mbe111
Yes, remounting the p/s reservoir looks to be the...

Yes, remounting the p/s reservoir looks to be the likely fix for the problem. I hope there is someone on this forum that has come up with a kit of some sort that I can copy or purchase instead of me...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-08-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Mbe111
Both the dipstick and fill tube are on the far...

Both the dipstick and fill tube are on the far right side behind the power steering reservoir.
Ours is a 380 hp Cummins on a powerglide frame.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-07-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Mbe111
40 IH Phaeton oil dipstick location

I have a 2017 40 IP, not sure if all Phaetons of this age have the dipstick and oil fill locations in the same place as mine. It is a ridiculous location to find, if you didn't know where to look...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-05-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Mbe111
I answered this from my phone last week, didn't...

I answered this from my phone last week, didn't know it didn't get to you. I suppose I wasn't properly logged in??
Anyhow .... I was at Red Bay and they installed the fireplace there. We have sold...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-02-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By Mbe111
We have a 40 IH Phaeton which is the same floor...

We have a 40 IH Phaeton which is the same floor plan as your 40 IP in a Bus. It is a wonderful motorhome. lots of room for two; and four people (guests)
work as well as in any M/H.
We are...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-02-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Mbe111
A 2018 34 PA floor plan is close to your 40 AH. ...

A 2018 34 PA floor plan is close to your 40 AH. We put a fireplace in under the tv, it fit in just like it was made for it. Plugged it in to available duplex receptacles right there.
Worked great,...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-02-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By Mbe111
Currently I have the motorhome put away for the...

Currently I have the motorhome put away for the dead of winter in my heated shop. The carpet guy would have to make a house call for such a small job...I would rather order one that others say are a...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-02-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By Mbe111
Minnesota snow bound here, I would be happy to...

Minnesota snow bound here, I would be happy to order though if I knew it to be a good fit.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-02-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By Mbe111
I will give him a call, that is what I am looking...

I will give him a call, that is what I am looking for.
Thank you for the info.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 02-01-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By Mbe111
Phaeton 40IH Entry Carpet

I would like to find a fitted carpet that covers from the top of the entry steps across to the wall on the driver's side and rearward to the back edge of the front seats where it does not interfere...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-15-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,251
Posted By Mbe111
Glad you asked.....before I did

Glad you asked.....before I did
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-14-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,222
Posted By Mbe111
I think 27,000 pound gross is a...

I think 27,000 pound gross is a misprint.....isn't that a lot light?
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-13-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,626
Posted By Mbe111
We bought our 2018 new and went on a 5-6,000 mile...

We bought our 2018 new and went on a 5-6,000 mile trip towing our Mini Cooper. Plenty of power on the flat land, I turned off the cruise and "drove" in the mountains and would slingshot the mountain...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-12-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,632
Posted By Mbe111
I will post the result when it gets fixed. ...

I will post the result when it gets fixed.
Thank you
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-12-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,632
Posted By Mbe111
This is the new updated Oasis NE-S with two 1,500...

This is the new updated Oasis NE-S with two 1,500 watt electric submersion heaters good for 5,000 BTU of heat, 10,000 BTU total. My wife's hair dyer has 1,500 watts of heat to judge a comparable...
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