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Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-05-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 16,660
Posted By mpinva
It's an " all about me" mentality these...

It's an " all about me" mentality these days.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-17-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,726
Posted By mpinva
Only place I found is buytruckwheels. Cost 1800...

Only place I found is buytruckwheels. Cost 1800 last year. The rims are imported if that matters. They are also not clear coated, which requires occasional polishing. If you want to use the center...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-14-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,441
Posted By mpinva
https://fordauthority.com/2019/03/2020-ford-strippe...

https://fordauthority.com/2019/03/2020-ford-stripped-chassis-revealed/
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-14-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,441
Posted By mpinva
Opinions on effect of new Ford F53 engine and chassis on $ Value.

Wondering if introduction of the new F53 V8 engine and improved chassis will have a drastic effect on values of coaches built on the old chassis. I'm thinking that there could be bargains to be had...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-14-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,726
Posted By mpinva
2018 Hurricane, 18k chassis, 190" WB. Started...

2018 Hurricane, 18k chassis, 190" WB. Started with alignment and steer stabilizer, air at 95#. Then added track bar. Finally at 7K miles, simultaneously did Sumos all around, replaced junk OEM shocks...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-17-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By mpinva
Ventana 3709 Wannabe..

Hello from Central VA. Planning to upgrade from a SOB Gasser to join the diesel club. Targeting a 2016 and up Ventana 3709 or 3709 LE to buy next year. Any comments on that model pros/cons and or...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-12-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,906
Posted By mpinva
Shocks on RVs don't last long. 20K on OEM shocks...

Shocks on RVs don't last long. 20K on OEM shocks I'd bet they are due for replacement.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-12-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,906
Posted By mpinva
I just installed Bilstein "RV" shocks along with...

I just installed Bilstein "RV" shocks along with Sumos all around on my 33' class A with just 8K miles on it. Incredible difference in ride and handling. Could not justify cost of Konis. Shopped...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 03-12-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,917
Posted By mpinva
BTW. Make sure to have the alignment checked also.

BTW. Make sure to have the alignment checked also.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 03-11-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,202
Posted By mpinva
Looking at plumbing mods beneath the galley sinks...

Looking at plumbing mods beneath the galley sinks to gain more space. Does the height of the AAV have to be higher than either the traps or the level of the sink drains?
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 03-11-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,917
Posted By mpinva
That's a beautiful coach. As long as you are...

That's a beautiful coach. As long as you are having the suspension mods done, I suggest that you also consider a rear track bar and checking the shocks to see if they are just standard Ford shocks.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-11-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,757
Posted By mpinva
Had the same issue when I had a Tahoe and TT. ...

Had the same issue when I had a Tahoe and TT. Nice SUV but the wheelbase is just too short
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 03-11-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 41,304
Posted By mpinva
Dropped GS last year. I continue to get...

Dropped GS last year. I continue to get discounted gas with the Flying J card. WRT to the Wizard, will it work properly on a Samsung Tab S2 Android tablet?
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-09-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,792
Posted By mpinva
That is a great idea to put a plywood backer...

That is a great idea to put a plywood backer behind the flimsy plastic radio bezel.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-09-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,792
Posted By mpinva
Just finished replacing the radio in my Thor with...

Just finished replacing the radio in my Thor with a JVC unit. Note that you may or may not get a sleeve and/or trim piece, depending on what you buy. I found a sleeve that has much larger mounting...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-09-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By mpinva
Handling/Performance Experience Short vs Long Gassers

Currently have a newer 32 ft single bath gasser and looking to move up to a bath and 1/2 37-38 ft gasser. I would like to hear from owners who have moved up as such. I am specifically interested in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-10-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,802
Posted By mpinva
Along with a rear track bar and front steering...

Along with a rear track bar and front steering stabilizer, ride and handling is great!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-10-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,802
Posted By mpinva
On my 2018 32' Class A, I installed Sumos front...

On my 2018 32' Class A, I installed Sumos front and rear And Bilstein RV shocks
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By mpinva
SuperSpings.com

SuperSpings.com
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-23-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By mpinva
Sumosprings 25% off for the next few days.

SuperSprings is offering 25% off for next few days.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-16-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,001
Posted By mpinva
You can't. That's why I found a dealer in Elkhart...

You can't. That's why I found a dealer in Elkhart and drove it home myself.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-16-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,001
Posted By mpinva
The dealer has to pay for a transport jockey to...

The dealer has to pay for a transport jockey to have it delivered to them.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-16-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By mpinva
Who is using BF Goodrich tires thru FMCA,?

Who has or had BF Goodrich tires, through FMCA, on their motorhome? Are you happy with them?
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-16-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,390
Posted By mpinva
Live in VA also. Depends a lot on what...

Live in VA also. Depends a lot on what brand/model being bought. Spent a year price shopping in VA and SE states. All dealers were adding btwn 1500-2500 destination charge and many charged outrageous...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 10-12-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By mpinva
Congrats! Will be following as we are...

Congrats! Will be following as we are considering upgrading to a Renegade vs. a DP.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-01-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 256
Pace Arrow: Pace Arrow 36U owners
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Posted By mpinva
Also looking at the 36U. Planning to move from a...

Also looking at the 36U. Planning to move from a Thor gasser to a DP. The 36U floorplan is perfect for us but concerned about smallish holding tanks, the vac toilet, and the bed/slide issues. Also...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-16-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,258
Posted By mpinva
Work great on my 31S. I'd buy them again.

Work great on my 31S. I'd buy them again.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 04-16-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By mpinva
Other postings on the Thor RV forum indicate that...

Other postings on the Thor RV forum indicate that the mfg sometimes will replace them if a late model.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 03-06-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,850
Posted By mpinva
On my former class c, replaced the factory bars...

On my former class c, replaced the factory bars with Hellwig bars. made a big difference. Also replaced the shocks with Monroes at 41000 miles. Helped even more. Replaced the factory steering damper...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-01-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,833
Posted By mpinva
High risk of contaminating your entire freshwater...

High risk of contaminating your entire freshwater system. I would not do that.

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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-21-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,240
Posted By mpinva
Our first A is a new Hurricane 31S. 50 amp, 2...

Our first A is a new Hurricane 31S. 50 amp, 2 ACs. Almost a year now trouble free. Good size, easy to drive. No bunks but sleeping space for 5 or 6. Very pleased with it.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 02-12-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,428
Posted By mpinva
TVs, radio, CO2 alarm

TVs, radio, CO2 alarm
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 12-22-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By mpinva
Pls report back on how the Sumos work for you....

Pls report back on how the Sumos work for you. WRT to the Tacoma, is it a 4WD manual?

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Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-28-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,546
Posted By mpinva
Would like to see some pics. What vendor did you...

Would like to see some pics. What vendor did you deal with? Did they install liners on the rear to separate the steel inner wheel from the alloy outer?. Thanks
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-06-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,837
Posted By mpinva
Had a 03 Class C. Put the 5 Star on it and was...

Had a 03 Class C. Put the 5 Star on it and was pleased. Moved up to a '18 Class A F53; pleased with the stock performance. Would probably consider 5 Star if I did a lot of mountain driving.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-20-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,257
Posted By mpinva
Guessing that the baseplate/towbar would...

Guessing that the baseplate/towbar would interfere with ACC proximity sensors .
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-20-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By mpinva
SWMBO?

SWMBO?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-20-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By mpinva
Made a list of must-have features (6 spd. trans....

Made a list of must-have features (6 spd. trans. and outdoor kitchen) and floor plan then eliminated all that had full wall slides. Went to several RV shows then started the dance with local dealers....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-16-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,257
Posted By mpinva
Any comments on New style Colorado/GMC Canyon base plate and towing?

Looking for anyone with experience/recommendations with setting up a new 4WD Colorado or Canyon for flat towing and supplemental brake system. I would be towing with a 32' Class A.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,643
Posted By mpinva
I also have a Thor. I think that you will need a...

I also have a Thor. I think that you will need a cable box for each TV. I've read in other posts that splitters in the coach prevent the use of just a single cable box. Test first before committing...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-25-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,809
Posted By mpinva
Have you considered the Thor Hurricane 31S? Great...

Have you considered the Thor Hurricane 31S? Great floorplan and lots of extras included.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-22-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By mpinva
If value is a factor and you are looking at 2016...

If value is a factor and you are looking at 2016 or newer, consider the Thor line. You would spend the same on F53 chassis improvements regardless of brand. Very pleased with handling of our new Thor...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-12-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,214
Posted By mpinva
Also looking for a 19.5 F53 spare wheel and tire....

Also looking for a 19.5 F53 spare wheel and tire. Let us know where you find a good deal. Thanks
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-29-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,501
Posted By mpinva
Cost cutting. Pay more, get less. I miss the rear...

Cost cutting. Pay more, get less. I miss the rear bumper. Came in handy as a step and for hanging things from it when camping.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-02-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 458
Posted By mpinva
Seeking Recommendations for Chassis Shops in Elkhart, IN area

Would appreciate recommendations and any comments for reliable chassis/suspension shops in the Elkhart, IN area that install upgrades such as track bars, Safety steering, sway bars, etc. Thanks
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-27-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 32,818
Posted By mpinva
Wheelbase

In general, a shorter wheelbase will have a bouncier ride. That said, doing the CHF, changing to high quality shocks like Koni, and adding things like beefier sway bars, track bars, sumo springs,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-27-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,555
Posted By mpinva
Thanks: Did American Force also supply the lugs,...

Thanks: Did American Force also supply the lugs, caps, and the mylar(?) sheet for the rear wheels (that goes between the steel inner wheel and alloy outer wheel?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-09-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,555
Posted By mpinva
Thanks for the info. To date, just can't seem to...

Thanks for the info. To date, just can't seem to find enough definitive info online about bolt patterns, rim width, offset and centerbore of Alcoa-type aluminum rims that could fit on a F53 Class A...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-03-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,555
Posted By mpinva
Possible to upgrade F53 chassis wheels from 19.5 steel to 22" Aluminum?

Anyone know of or researched upgrading their 19.5 steel wheels to the 22" alcoa-type wheels on the later model F53 Class A chassis? Have to consider wheelwell clearance, rim width, offset,...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-03-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 23,759
Posted By mpinva
Following as I need a new roof as well. Local...

Following as I need a new roof as well. Local shops (central VA) estimate 4 -6K for a new roof using TPO vs rubber. Depends a lot on how bad the luan/plywood underlay is. Most of the cost is labor....
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