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Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 11-17-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By LA-Hodag2
For $175k you can definitely get a real toilet...

For $175k you can definitely get a real toilet and wet bath shower. As noted by others, you should be able to do it for a lot less. And yes, it is worth it.
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 11-05-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,632
Posted By LA-Hodag2
New MAD owners

Happy to see new members of the MAD family joining the forum. Welcome AnJC, Jckson and Rmallardjr. These are great rigs, but documentation is a bit sparse, so it is nice to have a growing community...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 09-22-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By LA-Hodag2
As a prior poster noted, the MSRP of RVs seems to...

As a prior poster noted, the MSRP of RVs seems to be a completely made-up number. In the not too distant past, almost all RVs were sold at 30% or more off the MSRP without much arm twisting by the...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 09-16-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By LA-Hodag2
KanzKran, I have that unit and find that after 2...

KanzKran, I have that unit and find that after 2 to 4 hours of operation it stops working and starts flashing fail messages and random displays, etc. The nav is often non-opp by the time we get to...
Forum: Going Green 09-13-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,957
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Reposting below a summary of our experience with...

Reposting below a summary of our experience with the Chins brand batteries from a different forum. OP's questions have been resolved, but others seeing this thread may find it helpful. We have only...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-10-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 992
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Check out Kumho KRS02. We put them on our bus...

Check out Kumho KRS02. We put them on our bus conversion and they were not only quiet and comfortable, but very reasonably priced. In my opinion they were better than the timed-out Micheleins they...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 09-09-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Ditto what Danny said. B vans do not drive like...

Ditto what Danny said. B vans do not drive like SUVs due to many factors, including wheelbase, weight and high center of gravity. I have a Sprinter and love it, but in my opinion the Promaster has...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 09-09-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,919
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Hi Traveler. You are probably aware that the...

Hi Traveler. You are probably aware that the Midwest Automotive Designs Weekender MD-2 is the essentially the same unit with different branding. REV Group, which owns American Coach, purchased MAD,...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 09-02-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Yes, I know how to take care of it. As I said,...

Yes, I know how to take care of it. As I said, the van is under warranty. I have an appointment with the dealer, but it is a few weeks out. Since this seems an unusual problem, my post was asking...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 08-29-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Restin, of course it is not supposed to leak, so...

Restin, of course it is not supposed to leak, so I think it warrants service before the hub suffers damage. When I pulled the hubcap and looked more carefully at mine I found that several of the...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-24-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Steve52, how is the Champion working for you? Do...

Steve52, how is the Champion working for you? Do you run it on propane? We have a built-in Onan generator but it is so loud it is too obnoxious to run in a campground. Thinking about carrying a...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 08-23-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Rear Hub leaking

Hi. 2018 Sprinter 3500 dually has started leaking oil from the passenger side rear hub. I've had bus conversions, which have oil bath hubs that require regular maintenance, but I've never heard of...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 08-15-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,632
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Nice! Looking forward to hearing about it. Does...

Nice! Looking forward to hearing about it. Does your model have a generator, or rely on charging from the van engine?
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-14-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 969
Posted By LA-Hodag2
RPenn-- As has been noted, to run a/c off battery...

RPenn-- As has been noted, to run a/c off battery you will need either a larger inverter and a soft-start device for your air conditioner, or a 12volt air conditioner. For both options you will need...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 08-13-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,632
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Hi Tom. As I said, I'm not advocating for any...

Hi Tom. As I said, I'm not advocating for any particular setup, just telling what I did and why. There are lots of people on this site who understand the electrical engineering much better than I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-13-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By LA-Hodag2
One possible leak not mentioned is the toilet...

One possible leak not mentioned is the toilet fill valve. They do go bad, and the leak will be inside the toilet bowl so might not be noticed. We had the same symptom you described (short pump run...
Forum: Going Green 08-13-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,671
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Chins 300AH with heaters

I just installed 2x Chins 300AH LiPo with the heaters and a 12volt roof air in my Sprinter B van. No problems with limited output from the batteries so far. You can see a detailed discussion of my...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 08-13-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,632
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Hi TLooy. I won't pretend to know how the...

Hi TLooy. I won't pretend to know how the battery to battery chargers work, but I was told by several electrical engineers that they would be more effective at recharging my batteries and better for...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 08-12-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,632
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Lithium upgrade and 12v a/c install

Hi All. Reporting back on the lithium battery conversion and 12v air conditioner install in our 2018 Midwest Automotive Weekender MD-2. In short, the result is everything we were hoping for. At...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 07-20-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,632
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Midwest Weekender

Tom, the Midwest documentation leaves much to be desired, as you have seen. The battery voltage on the inverter display is probably more accurate than the one on the solar charger. For some reason,...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 05-13-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Congrats

Mark, congratulations on your new rig! As a fellow refugee from the Prevost community, I expect that for a short while you are going to miss some of the luxuries but will soon find that the ability...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 03-31-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Hi Arch. I see that the 20,000 BTU drop-in...

Hi Arch. I see that the 20,000 BTU drop-in replacement for the rooftop unit is no longer showing on their site, so I called ProAir and confirmed that it is still available. Attached is the flyer...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 03-29-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By LA-Hodag2
The unit we are getting is the ProAir ElectiKool....

The unit we are getting is the ProAir ElectiKool. It is a 20,000 btu unit that is currently being installed in some Coachmen Sprinter conversions. I believe the larger units you refer to are split...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 03-29-2021, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Hi Arch. Proair brand. Model is called...

Hi Arch. Proair brand. Model is called ElectraKool. It is a drop in replacement for the existing Dometic rooftop unit. www.proairllc.com
Forum: Boondocking 03-29-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By LA-Hodag2
If you want to come out of the woods for a bit,...

If you want to come out of the woods for a bit, Brown's Owens River Campground is awesome. The sites have a fire pit and picnic table. Nuthin else to distract from amazing view, astounding sunsets,...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 03-29-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,036
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Slaney, you will be surprised at how easy it is...

Slaney, you will be surprised at how easy it is to carry everything you need. In the span of two years we went from a 45' bus conversion to a class-C (hated it) to our current B van. On the bus we...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 03-28-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By LA-Hodag2
First, I didn't ask for your advice, or your...

First, I didn't ask for your advice, or your opinion, or your permission to make the improvements to my electrical system that I am going to make. I asked for a referral to a qualified technician...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 03-27-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Well, as I said, my install is much more...

Well, as I said, my install is much more complicated than swapping out the batteries, which is why I looking for a qualified technician.
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 03-26-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By LA-Hodag2
RV Electrical Tech Western PA?

Hi. We are planning to upgrade our B van electrical system to lithium batteries and 12volt air conditioner. It is much more complex than just swapping out the batteries. Can anyone recommend a good...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-26-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By LA-Hodag2
RV Electrical Tech near Pittsburgh?

Hi. We are planning to upgrade our B van electrical system to lithium batteries and 12volt air conditioner. It is much more complex than just swapping out the batteries. Can anyone recommend a good...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 03-15-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,632
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Convert to Lithium Batts

Hi. 2018 Midwest Automotive Weekender MD-2. We are about to pull the trigger on replacing the two size 8-D AGM batteries with 600 or 800ah of lithium, upgrade the charging system etc., and replace...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-14-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,496
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Aged out bus

Hi. I think there are a lot of issues with what you propose doing, but it seems like you are an intelligent person who has likely thought this through, so I'm sure you don't need my advice. Having...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 09-03-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,375
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Well, the cool thing about a storage box is that...

Well, the cool thing about a storage box is that its removable. We have a big trunk on a swing out mount that we use when we are going to be on the road for a 10 days or more or in campground for a...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 08-23-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,746
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Correction to my earlier post. I spoke with...

Correction to my earlier post. I spoke with Advanced RV and learned that the Quiet AC on their site is 110 volt, not 12. They are still testing 12v roof airs, but have not yet found one that they...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 08-21-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,746
Posted By LA-Hodag2
The Quiet 12v rooftop A/C is listed at $2749 on...

The Quiet 12v rooftop A/C is listed at $2749 on the ARV site. I believe that price includes installation since they say the price is based on replacing an exiting unit. I am checking into this as I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-23-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,293
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Elimination of tax deduction for state and local...

Elimination of tax deduction for state and local taxes may also be having an effect. Sales tax on a big class A can exceed $20k. No longer deductible on federal taxes.
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 06-18-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,086
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Hi Dave-Oh. Yes, the Midwest Automotive has a 3...

Hi Dave-Oh. Yes, the Midwest Automotive has a 3 year warranty on the coach. We haven't been able to use ours yet (it's at the dealer getting the side and rear bug screens replaced and a few other...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-17-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By LA-Hodag2
RV Storage Pittsburgh PA

Hi. Looking for storage area for our 24.5 foot Sprinter in the Pittsburgh PA area. Prefer indoor storage, and really prefer the South Hills area. Any suggestions will be much appreciated. Thanks....
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 06-17-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,371
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Hi Mike. Trying to understand what it is you are...

Hi Mike. Trying to understand what it is you are reviewing. According to its website, Midwest Automotive Designs makes two campervan models, the Weekender and the Passage. The Passage is available...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 06-16-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,086
Posted By LA-Hodag2
Dave-Oh and KransKanz, since we are a couple of...

Dave-Oh and KransKanz, since we are a couple of months ahead of you in the process, having just bought a Midwest Automotive Weekender MD2 without the EcoFreedom lithium package, let me share what I...
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 06-16-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 663
Posted By LA-Hodag2
2018 Midwest Automotive Designs Weekender MD2

2018 Midwest Automotive Designs Weekender MD2 (2019-06-16 18:39:32)
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