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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-28-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By AE Wanderer
I looked at a Foretravel 38' motorhome that had a...

I looked at a Foretravel 38' motorhome that had a tag axle. It was at Motorhomes of Texas in Nacogdoches.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-24-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By AE Wanderer
Yep, Mike at RV Mobile Lube. He comes to you,...

Yep, Mike at RV Mobile Lube. He comes to you, does not spill a drop, and his price is very competitive. Been using him for years.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-21-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By AE Wanderer
I use Blue Magic once a year. About every three...

I use Blue Magic once a year. About every three weeks in between cold water. No chemicals. My motorhome has Alcoa wheels that are coated. As a side event, the Blue Magic works very good at restoring...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 09-05-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By AE Wanderer
Really enjoyed camping at Fiddlers Cove, at...

Really enjoyed camping at Fiddlers Cove, at Coronado Bay, San Diego, California. Lots to do in the area. Fire pit was 3 feet from the bay, and the Pacific Ocean is on the otherside of the road. About...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-19-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,381
Posted By AE Wanderer
Doug: By your description, you live in Texas....

Doug:
By your description, you live in Texas. Go to a state park, and first thing, buy a state park pass. It will get you free entry to all state parks + 4 nights free camping. A couple state parks...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-19-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 981
Posted By AE Wanderer
X2 on the Reflextix. We had our 2008 AE at China...

X2 on the Reflextix. We had our 2008 AE at China Lake, California. We could not keep inside temp under 80F in the afternoon. It was 112F outside. Bought a roll of Reflectix, cut to size for each...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-15-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,883
Posted By AE Wanderer
Have a Garmin 770. With that said, I sometimes...

Have a Garmin 770. With that said, I sometimes use Google maps. Switch to satellite view. If you see semis on the road, it probably means you are good to go. If you don't see any semis, be leary. The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-23-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By AE Wanderer
We have a 2008 American Eagle 42F. Last winter we...

We have a 2008 American Eagle 42F. Last winter we were in Kentucky, and saw night time temps down to 18F.

The coach has an Aqua-Hot, enclosed tanks, and basement heat. We used 1/2 tank diesel...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-17-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,060
Posted By AE Wanderer
I use warm water and a bristle brush. After tires...

I use warm water and a bristle brush. After tires are clean, I spray them with 303.

Do this once a month or when the tire covers go on as I see no point in covering dirty tires.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-17-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By AE Wanderer
I have a 2008 ISL 425 in a Spartan Chassis.When...

I have a 2008 ISL 425 in a Spartan Chassis.When my DPF light came on, I called Spartan, as the light was referenced nowhere in the owners manual. They told me the light is only a visual warning for...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-07-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By AE Wanderer
We use the fresh water tank as pressure is much...

We use the fresh water tank as pressure is much better. I refill it when dumping the gray and black water tanks. Usually every two days. Our fresh holds 120 gallons. Gray is 70 gallons. Black is 40...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-02-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By AE Wanderer
Ours has a 150 amp bussman fuse. Replaced it, and...

Ours has a 150 amp bussman fuse. Replaced it, and the pump ran for about 2 seconds before fuse blew. Turns out it is a bad motor. Bypassed the fuse and ran the motor for a second. It sounded like a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-02-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By AE Wanderer
We had a problem with our 2008 Spartan Mountain ...

We had a problem with our 2008 Spartan Mountain Master chassis in Northern California. Phone call to Spartan and they told us to go to the local Freightliner shop as there was no authorized Spartan...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-28-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By AE Wanderer
Leveling System Not Working

Need some help. I have a 2008 American Eagle. It has a Valid Manufacturing pad by the driver, and HWH jacks. The jacks stopped operating. 3 of the 4 are 1/2 way down and will not go up or down. Pad...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-17-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,286
Posted By AE Wanderer
One thing, before taking the old filter off, make...

One thing, before taking the old filter off, make sure the area around it and above it are clean. Do not let any dirt fall into the system with filter off.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-14-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By AE Wanderer
If I stay in one spot for more than a week, I...

If I stay in one spot for more than a week, I wash the tires and rims with warm water, dry the rims, spray the tires with 303, wipe the tires, and put the covers on. Do not see any value in covering...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-05-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 988
Posted By AE Wanderer
The front is at its max weight. Nothing up there...

The front is at its max weight. Nothing up there can be shifted back (driving equipment, generator, fuel tank). So yes, front to rear bad balance.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-04-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 988
Posted By AE Wanderer
We had our 2008 American Eagle 42F weighed at...

We had our 2008 American Eagle 42F weighed at Escapees in Texas. They weigh each wheel position individually, and give a total rig weight. Our coach weighed 39,600# total. This is with fuel and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-24-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By AE Wanderer
X3 on shiny tiles with heated floors. They are so...

X3 on shiny tiles with heated floors. They are so nice to walk on, on a cold winters day.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-24-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By AE Wanderer
Roof Top A/C Problem

We have a 2008 American Eagle 42F. We are having problems with the center A/C. The unit is a new Dometic mach 8, low profile 15k. It may run for 10 minutes or 10 hours. Then the compressor shuts off...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-22-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,939
Posted By AE Wanderer
I like this wax. Goes on and off well, and it...

I like this wax. Goes on and off well, and it lasts a long time.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007TR47G/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_i_GldYEbQC5SW3P
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-14-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
American Coach: 2008 American Eagle Roof AC
Views: 251
Posted By AE Wanderer
Thanks for the info Ken. These are brand new AC...

Thanks for the info Ken. These are brand new AC units. Glad to know average life span of the units.

We did contact Debbie Merritt at www.askrvdebbie.com . She is a wealth of information on these...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-14-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
American Coach: 2008 American Eagle Roof AC
Views: 251
Posted By AE Wanderer
2008 American Eagle Roof AC

The rear AC unit was just replaced. Intake and the cold air side were 100% sealed from each other. Now the compressor freezes up. With high humidity (>80% it lasts less than 5 minutes) low humidity...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-10-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By AE Wanderer
We bought a large outdoor mat at Costco. I cut it...

We bought a large outdoor mat at Costco. I cut it to fit each step. When it wears (they last/look nice for about 3 years) easy to replace.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-30-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By AE Wanderer
We looked at a 38 foot Foretravel with a tag....

We looked at a 38 foot Foretravel with a tag. Rare, but they are out there.

Settled on a 2008 American Eagle 42F. Has a tag, and is a wonderfully driving coach.

The tag will give you several...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-25-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By AE Wanderer
Ours has a 5 amp fuse in the main fuse box up...

Ours has a 5 amp fuse in the main fuse box up front. That 5 amp fuse was blown. Replaced the fuse, and switch works as designed.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-24-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 26,612
Posted By AE Wanderer
I like these two plans.282905282906

I like these two plans.282905282906
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-15-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By AE Wanderer
We camped in Ridgctest, California, two years...

We camped in Ridgctest, California, two years ago. Outside temp was 112 in the afternoon, outside. Inside temp would not go below 89, and that was with all 3 roof a/cs going. Went to Home Depot and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-03-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By AE Wanderer
2 years ago, we had 11 windows defogged at RV Fog...

2 years ago, we had 11 windows defogged at RV Fog Dr. They did good work and all was done in 1 day. Recommend their work.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-19-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By AE Wanderer
X2 the Blue Beacon in Casa Grande.

X2 the Blue Beacon in Casa Grande.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-16-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By AE Wanderer
Read an article that campgrounds are doing a good...

Read an article that campgrounds are doing a good business right now as people want to isolate.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-01-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By AE Wanderer
Yes, vented. Yes, Splendide.

Yes, vented. Yes, Splendide.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 02-24-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By AE Wanderer
New Washer

Our new washer/dryer. It took 3 men to move. At 153 lbs., and an awkward cabinet location. Was it worth it, yes.276077
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-22-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By AE Wanderer
I had Good Sam. Dropped them after the first time...

I had Good Sam. Dropped them after the first time I used them. They cancelled my tow with the driver, didn't bother to notify me. On the side of I-10 in Florida from 9:30 AM until 11:30 PM. Sent me a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-22-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,118
Posted By AE Wanderer
After research, I had a few things on my...

After research, I had a few things on my checklist:

Min 400hp and/or 1,000 ft/lb torque.
Aqua-Hot
Tag axle
Min 38 ft (yes 38ft tags are out there)
Heated floor
King bed
Residential fridge ...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-20-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By AE Wanderer
I'll give this a try.

I'll give this a try.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-20-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By AE Wanderer
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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-17-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,574
Posted By AE Wanderer
We have a 2008 American Eagle with a tag axle. 2...

We have a 2008 American Eagle with a tag axle. 2 years ago, the passenger tag got a hole in it. That bag was replaced by the Spartan shop in Austin, Texas. They told me that air bags do not age out....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-16-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By AE Wanderer
Fantastic Fan

My coach is a 2008 American Eagle 42F. It has 3 fantastic fans. They are all 3 speed, controlled by a wall switch.

One of them, I replaced a cracked plastic housing over the motor assembly. Now,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-13-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,791
Posted By AE Wanderer
Our Splendide 2000s lasted 12 years. We are...

Our Splendide 2000s lasted 12 years. We are getting it replaced next week with a current version.

Pods did not work for us. Noticed a plastic splotch on my shirts, and my wifes blouse after using...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-13-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,440
Posted By AE Wanderer
Snap pads. Put them on your levelers (very easy...

Snap pads. Put them on your levelers (very easy to do. 5 min for all 4.) once, and forget about them. They stay on. No more pulling your pads out in the rain.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-13-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By AE Wanderer
An LP Aqua-Hot means you will need to refill your...

An LP Aqua-Hot means you will need to refill your propane tank to use shower or heater. Diesel fired Aqua-Hot is one of the benefits of this unit. I have refilled my propane tank once in 3 years. Get...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-13-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By AE Wanderer
We have been using the 50amp version for about 11...

We have been using the 50amp version for about 11 months now. Never plug in without it.

When it does shut off (example, too high an amperage draw on one of the lines) you can reset it immediately...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-08-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By AE Wanderer
Matchbook covers used to be .015". Gapped many...

Matchbook covers used to be .015". Gapped many points with a matchbook cover.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-06-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By AE Wanderer
X2 on Borrego Springs. We boondocked there a year...

X2 on Borrego Springs. We boondocked there a year ago in our 42' motorhome. Used a Jeep to see lots of sights in the area.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-05-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,591
Posted By AE Wanderer
Belonged to a Jeep club in Houston. Every July...

Belonged to a Jeep club in Houston. Every July 4th we would run the beach at Padre Island. Usually pulled about 30 stuck cars out that weighed about 4,000# each. Food for thought.

Now I have a 42'...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 01-29-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,738
Posted By AE Wanderer
We have had a set on our American Eagle 42F. It...

We have had a set on our American Eagle 42F. It was an excellent upgrade!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-27-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By AE Wanderer
Two Entry Door DP

I was not aware that at one time Newmar made a DP with two doors. One at the normal spot and one just ahead of the rear wheels.273422
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-27-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,378
Posted By AE Wanderer
If it has a Cummins ISL engine, plan on putting a...

If it has a Cummins ISL engine, plan on putting a new EGR cooler on it. This is a known ISL defect and generally happens between 45,000 and 55,000 miles. Cummins now uses an ISX cooler with a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-27-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By AE Wanderer
Somtimes my radio does not power up. Removing and...

Somtimes my radio does not power up. Removing and reinserting fuse solves the problem.
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