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Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-28-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By OCM
I'm going with the Koni's. Thanks for the...

I'm going with the Koni's. Thanks for the replies, a truck chassis garage mentioned Gabriels, but I have no information on them. Haven't had a bad word about Koni's though.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-24-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By OCM
Look into a "Crossfire" system. Has a gauge that...

Look into a "Crossfire" system. Has a gauge that reads pressure in both tires that you can see on a "walk-around. Stem to add aie that fills both tires. Put one on my dual's and haven't looked back.
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-23-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By OCM
Gabriel Shocks on XC chassis

Have any of you tried Gabriel on a XC chassis with a solid front axel? Time to replace mine and wondering if Gabriel vs Koni ia a viable choice.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-29-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By OCM
The bottom of my DP (2000 Damon UltraSport) is...

The bottom of my DP (2000 Damon UltraSport) is plastic, so I placed 1/2" plywood in the bottom to even the load out. It keeps the tool box and other heavy items from putting undue stress on the...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-07-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,260
Posted By OCM
On a 2000 XC chassis, are all the air bags the...

On a 2000 XC chassis, are all the air bags the same, or are the rear ones a different number than the front 8204? I would like to change all 4 of mine, and need the part number for the rear if...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-19-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 816
Posted By OCM
Oil level?

Oil level?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-08-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,916
Posted By OCM
When I bought my new to me 2000 Damon UltraSport,...

When I bought my new to me 2000 Damon UltraSport, the odometer read 56000. The woman who was the owner thought that was high mileage, so I got a buck or two off. Then after I titled it, using the...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-24-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By OCM
What I'm after is to expose the lower part of the...

What I'm after is to expose the lower part of the CAC and radiator for cleaning. If I were to support the assy, would this expose the void between the two units, for cleaning?
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 04-15-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By OCM
XC Rear frame crossmember

While taking a nap under my 2000 Damon Ultrasport, I noticed that the rear cross member seems to be the lower support for the radiator and CAC. If I removed it, and left the radiator in place would...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-03-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,284
Posted By OCM
I have a DP and the difference in fuel...

I have a DP and the difference in fuel consumption between running the dash A/C and generator and roof A/C is a wash. Dash A/C uses the compressor which is way back in the engine bay, the Generator...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-02-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,498
Posted By OCM
I just drink out of the bottle/box.

I just drink out of the bottle/box.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-18-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,213
Posted By OCM
On my 2000 Damon Ultrasport (Freightliner XC)...

On my 2000 Damon Ultrasport (Freightliner XC) Commins ISB, the dash A/C will not come close to cooling the drivers area. The A/C compressor is driven by a separate V belt. Since the Vbelt "can" come...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-15-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By OCM
Install a "Crossfire" system, and be done with...

Install a "Crossfire" system, and be done with it. You can see if the Dually's are low at a glance, both tires have the same pressure, fill valve is where you can get to it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-15-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,831
Posted By OCM
If off the Interstate, look for Costco (some may...

If off the Interstate, look for Costco (some may not have diesel), Kroger/King Soopers, Walmart has partnered with Murphys, Or Sams Club. Most large chain s have fuel stations ( not all with diesel)...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-06-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,454
Posted By OCM
I would think that space available is the...

I would think that space available is the deciding factor. From there you tailor your habits to accommodate what the coach has. "Ya do what ya gotta do"
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-18-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By OCM
It was a shot in the dark, but I won't pursue it.

It was a shot in the dark, but I won't pursue it.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-18-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By OCM
Front receiver towing

I have a '04 Silverado 2500 HD that has a front receiver that I use to move trailers around with. I'm wondering if there is any way to use this to flat tow the truck?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-31-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,850
Posted By OCM
Walmart overnight parking

There is some discussion about Walmart stores not allowing overnight parking. Some locations are prevented by ordnance to keep from competing with local campgrounds. That's understandable, however...
Forum: Damon 07-27-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,515
Posted By OCM
I have a 2000 Damon UltraSport 3770, and so far...

I have a 2000 Damon UltraSport 3770, and so far has been a good coach for it's age. Always something to fix, but nothing major (yet). Mine has the 390 Cummings ISB/Allison on Freightliner XC chassis.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-27-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,863
Posted By OCM
A follow up is in order. When I related my...

A follow up is in order. When I related my personal experiences with Good Sam I didn't intend to drive people away from doing business with them, because there are some who have nothing but good...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-22-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,699
Posted By OCM
For many years I installed entry,gate, and camera...

For many years I installed entry,gate, and camera systems for storage lots. The bare bones ones had a level lot, with road base graded, yellow rope staked to the ground for lane markers, fencing with...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-21-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,863
Posted By OCM
Called GS and found out that the Tire incident...

Called GS and found out that the Tire incident was last year( time flies when you're having fun). Talked to two people who either didn't have or wouldn't give the amount charged for service, but...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-21-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,863
Posted By OCM
The first event happened about 6 months before...

The first event happened about 6 months before the last one (3 weeks ago). The letter I received states that they assume average costs per member, and if you go over that, you can, and will be...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-21-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,863
Posted By OCM
Use Good Sam and get canceled

Been a GS member for several years, with Road Side Assistance added. Then (after paying annual fees for several years) I had to use the service for a tire going down in the Colorado mountains. I...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-04-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,129
Posted By OCM
I just replaced the expansion tank on my 2000...

I just replaced the expansion tank on my 2000 Damon Ultrasport, and have had the cooling problems that are rampant on rear radiator/CAC Diesels. While under the coach, with nothing else to do, I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-14-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,160
Posted By OCM
Japan didn't steal our intellectual property....

Japan didn't steal our intellectual property. They were bombed back to the stone age, then we rebuilt Japan with all new infrastructure. They took the ball and ran with it, but adhered to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-30-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,952
Posted By OCM
I went from Michelins to Toyo's, and am very...

I went from Michelins to Toyo's, and am very happy.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-20-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By OCM
If you're handy, order new fabric and replace it....

If you're handy, order new fabric and replace it. Several you tube videos will walk you through it. I've done a couple and it's no big deal.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-18-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,759
Posted By OCM
I included a foldable wagon from Costco, put a...

I included a foldable wagon from Costco, put a Masonite piece in the bottom and roll all the tools I need to wherever I need them. When done , remove Masonite fold up wagon store in bay, drink beer...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-17-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,759
Posted By OCM
I use a Craftsman Middle Box because it doesn't...

I use a Craftsman Middle Box because it doesn't have a lid to open. it has 4 drawers and I stack a couple of plastic parts bins on top with a drawer liner on top of the box. Unless I go over some bad...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-01-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 40,354
Posted By OCM
I have it on good authority that Brown Liquor...

I have it on good authority that Brown Liquor kills the virus de jour, be it Flu, SARS, Coronavirus, or Common Cold. Other symptoms may surface, such as slurred speech, loss of balance, and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-25-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,890
Posted By OCM
I've had both windshields replaced (drivers side...

I've had both windshields replaced (drivers side twice) once due to speeding oil rigs on fresh "crush and run" pavement, drivers side cracked due to frame twist. Figure on at least $2K per side. Get...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-25-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,859
Posted By OCM
I have a split windshield, and have found that if...

I have a split windshield, and have found that if you park on a unlevel pad and the frame is twisted the windshield can (mine did) crack. One side costs approx. $2000.00 to replace. I also have the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-21-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 13,831
Posted By OCM
Install a Crossfire system on the rear tires,...

Install a Crossfire system on the rear tires, inflate to pressure that you ordered, drive, knowing that at least both tires are inflated to the set pressure. Every time you stop, look at the dial and...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-12-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,907
Posted By OCM
Thank goodness you're here. Now, I'm not the...

Thank goodness you're here. Now, I'm not the ugliest one in the campground.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-01-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,664
Posted By OCM
Roundup is your friend. No mowing, pea gravel...

Roundup is your friend. No mowing, pea gravel solves the erosion thing. Or, have a beer and let nature do what nature does.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-01-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,208
Posted By OCM
Would it be a viable solution to abolish the road...

Would it be a viable solution to abolish the road use taxes, use the GPS data to charge by the mile.....BUT... mandate that the revenue generated be ONLY used for highways. Not put into the General...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-31-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,208
Posted By OCM
Taxed by the mile

Now that there is a major push towards electric vehicles that don't generate the road tax revenue, being taxed by the mile is gaining popularity. Any thoughts, or opinions on this.
My opinion is...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-20-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By OCM
When replacing springs, I went to a garage door...

When replacing springs, I went to a garage door company that cuts springs to order. Took old spring and they cut new ones, bent the eyes and charged less for 4 springs that the RV store charged for...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-08-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By OCM
I have done this before( and need to do it...

I have done this before( and need to do it again....dang dog!). It's not a hard job, just aggravating. Get screen, gaskets, and tool at Home Depot/Lowes. There is about three sizes of gaskets, so...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-07-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,141
Posted By OCM
I have a 2000 Damon Ultrasport with a 7500 QD. I...

I have a 2000 Damon Ultrasport with a 7500 QD. I run the generator for days at a time in the summer, miles at a time on the road, It has 2845 hours on it (almost every one since I bought it). I'm...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-14-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By OCM
I have a 2000 Ultrasport with Cummins and...

I have a 2000 Ultrasport with Cummins and Allison. I've found that going to "manual" mode on the tranny and stay in 5th gear at 2000-2200 rpm gives me enough power with some reserve and economy. If...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By OCM
Toyo! Best bang for the buck, compared to...

Toyo! Best bang for the buck, compared to Michelin.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-06-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By OCM
I replaced Michelins with Toyos. Happy be I.

I replaced Michelins with Toyos. Happy be I.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-05-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,572
Posted By OCM
I tow a 04 Silverado 2500 Extended cab on a tow...

I tow a 04 Silverado 2500 Extended cab on a tow dolly, no problems. Manual gives the procedure for getting the transfer case in "Neutral" and off I go. 20,000 miles with no hassles.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-05-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,460
Posted By OCM
I just went through this in the mtns of Colo....

I just went through this in the mtns of Colo. Ran over a nail that created a slow leak in the driver side outer tire. Stopped at the top of Kenosha pass to let traffic go by, and walk the dog. While...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-03-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,460
Posted By OCM
Install a "Crossfire" system. It shows the air...

Install a "Crossfire" system. It shows the air pressure in both tires. If one goes flat the Crossfire shuts it off so you don't lose pressure in both. The biggest advantage to me is being able to...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-15-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,372
Posted By OCM
How high can you bounce a 60lb battery? I don't...

How high can you bounce a 60lb battery? I don't think even a large young man can get my batteries to move with the cables installed.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-11-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,539
Posted By OCM
There is a toll on I70 just west of Kansas City...

There is a toll on I70 just west of Kansas City and Lawrence. It's the Kansas Turnpike, and the toll is cheaper than fuel trying to avoid it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-06-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By OCM
If you've ever driven through Kansas between noon...

If you've ever driven through Kansas between noon and dark, you'll PAY good money for a Anti-bellow stop. The slide topper will try and unroll due to the side wind, and slam back against the coach,...
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