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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions Yesterday, 01:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,004
Posted By ernest917
We full-time in a 40' class A diesel towing and...

We full-time in a 40' class A diesel towing and have been able to get into just about anywhere we want to....

We plan ALL our travels using the Allstays app.... One of its features is that it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-17-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 19,395
Posted By ernest917
It’s not that I do t have the skills and tools to...

It’s not that I do t have the skills and tools to do the job because I do in both cases....

I just figure the value of my time is a lot more than $125 per air bag.... ($500 deductible by 4...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-17-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By ernest917
Not sure why I’d need one..... For the past 10...

Not sure why I’d need one..... For the past 10 years people just knock on our door and I go look to see who’s there BEFORE I open my door...

Even with a 45’ coach I believe my method would work...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-17-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,151
Posted By ernest917
Just a sign of things to come.... Rising...

Just a sign of things to come....

Rising fuel prices are going to be the tip of the iceberg I’m afraid....

Hold on to your checkbook....

You could always find a good workkamper spot...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-17-2021, 12:49 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 19,395
Posted By ernest917
OK..... I’m gonna wimp here!!!! As much as I’d...

OK..... I’m gonna wimp here!!!! As much as I’d “enjoy” doing it myself (lol), when the time comes I’m gonna let my extended warranty cover that job... (I checked and they are covered)

I’ll pay...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 01-14-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By ernest917
DW and I got our this AM.... Second one on...

DW and I got our this AM.... Second one on 2/11/21....

No big deal on first one(a little soreness at injection spot) but I understand the second one is a different story.....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-13-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By ernest917
Slide topper starting to tear

Get 4” wide gorilla tape and cut a piece long enough so that you can fold it over the edge of the topper and extend onto the topper past the torn section on top and bottom of topper!!!!!

I did...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-12-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 700
Posted By ernest917
I can take mine to a non-warranty shop, pay for...

I can take mine to a non-warranty shop, pay for work myself and CoachNet reimburses me.....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-11-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By ernest917
I’d be interested in knowing “why” three owners...

I’d be interested in knowing “why” three owners in 10 yrs.....

Almost sounds like some sort of issue is making them all bail....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 700
Posted By ernest917
My warranty has no stipulation as to which shop...

My warranty has no stipulation as to which shop does the work...

On large ticket items they do send an inspector to the shop which I totally understand....

In addition I opted for the $500...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2021, 01:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 700
Posted By ernest917
OK folks I guess I’m 100% the opposite of most of...

OK folks I guess I’m 100% the opposite of most of you....

I personally am completely a fan of an extended warranty for an older coach....

We have CoachNet on our 2008 Berkshire and I can’t tell...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-06-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By ernest917
Really looks like an easy fix..... ...

Really looks like an easy fix.....

Doesn’t that cover just snap off... no screws are holding it in place are there???
Forum: Workkamping & Volunteering 01-01-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,496
Posted By ernest917
If your interest in workkamping is making money...

If your interest in workkamping is making money then you’re looking in the wrong place in most cases....

Most of us are happy to be able to spend an extended amount of time in a beautiful location...
Forum: Full-Timers 01-01-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,400
Posted By ernest917
As full-timers we don’t have specific “travel...

As full-timers we don’t have specific “travel days”....

Obviously it’s soooo much easier to find CG space Monday - Thursday/Sunday because weekenders come out in force on Friday/Saturday and...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-31-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,377
Posted By ernest917
Actually a 100 gal tank weighs in at about 830...

Actually a 100 gal tank weighs in at about 830 lbs since liquid weighs 8.3 lbs a gallon...

That’s a lot of weight...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-31-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By ernest917
Oh..... Of course that causes me to ask...

Oh.....

Of course that causes me to ask “Why???”

Don’t know many class A owners that carry an external generator.....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-31-2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By ernest917
External internal generators???? Not sure...

External internal generators????

Not sure what that means....

I have one generator on a slide out front....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-24-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,082
Posted By ernest917
I used a heat gun, mineral spirits and plastic...

I used a heat gun, mineral spirits and plastic razor blades to totally remove mine....

Not really that big a deal - sure it took a little time (abt 8 hrs - 2 hrs x 4 days) and some elbow grease...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By ernest917
My 2008 coach came with a Generac 7500 and I love...

My 2008 coach came with a Generac 7500 and I love it.....

I have about 1,250 hrs on it and changing oil and all filters (oil, fuel and air) about every 125 hours keeps her purring...

At 1,000...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-13-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,415
Posted By ernest917
KOA’s are our LAST choice.... Mainly because...

KOA’s are our LAST choice.... Mainly because their pricing is ridiculous....

If they offered more than most other CG’s I wouldn’t complain...

Case in point - we stayed in one in by UT about...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-13-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,343
Posted By ernest917
Guess I’ll add my two-bits worth..... I’m a...

Guess I’ll add my two-bits worth.....

I’m a 100% fan of CoachNet!!!! I have their extended warranty policy and as a bonus it comes with free roadside assistance....

I’ve been towed twice in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-04-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,902
Posted By ernest917
I have a 340HP Mercedes in my 38’ coach and we’ve...

I have a 340HP Mercedes in my 38’ coach and we’ve been up and down the mts of CO time after time...

Monarch Pass, Eisenhower Tunnel, Raton Pass, etc.... All these towing a 4K lb SUV....

The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-01-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By ernest917
Last night temps dropped to 29.... My...

Last night temps dropped to 29....

My radiator heater and my 1,500 watt ceramic kept my 40’ coach nice and toasty....

I avoid using the furnace because it sucks propane like a race horse!!!
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-20-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,762
Posted By ernest917
Sir you are correct, I’m extremely pleased...

Sir you are correct,

I’m extremely pleased with my roadside assistance coverage... It came free with my CoachNet Extended Warranty (which I LOVE!!!)

So far, I had a dead battery issue which...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-18-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,847
Posted By ernest917
The “sweet spot” for our 2008 Forest River...

The “sweet spot” for our 2008 Forest River Berkshire with a 330hp turbo Mercedes towing a Ford Edge is about 63mph....

I average 9.5 - 10.1 mpg consistently....

We’ve had our coach for 9...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-15-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,762
Posted By ernest917
I have CoachNet extended warranty and it comes...

I have CoachNet extended warranty and it comes with free roadside assistance/towing....

I love this policy!!!! CoachNet is absolutely the BEST!!!

Have had to use the towing service twice over...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-09-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,652
Posted By ernest917
Gros Ventre CG in the Tetons is wonderful.... ...

Gros Ventre CG in the Tetons is wonderful.... We’ve stayed there 10 times....

BUT....

This past summer we were able to stay there for 8 nights and we observed a first - they were totally...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-07-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By ernest917
If you’re in the Salt Lake City area, avoid...

If you’re in the Salt Lake City area, avoid Freightliner and take your rig to Advanced RV and Power Sports....

They diagnosed my fan clutch issue in about an hour after Freightliner failed to do...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-07-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By ernest917
Big state.... which Freightliner of Utah???

Big state.... which Freightliner of Utah???
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-04-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By ernest917
Last time I priced then they were around $50.... ...

Last time I priced then they were around $50....

I switched out both my front ones for the plain chrome ones - $10 each.... That way I don’t groan every time I lose a front one... I carry 4-5...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,081
Posted By ernest917
306241 Here’s a picture of my 12 year old...

306241

Here’s a picture of my 12 year old Forest River Berkshire and I’d bet most folks would be hard pressed to believe it’s that old....

Only had one park ask about age of my rig this year...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-04-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,615
Posted By ernest917
My Ladder

I opted for the 7.5’ ladder that folds into a stick 7.5’ long and 4’ thick....

Have had it for 10 yrs and love it....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-03-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,081
Posted By ernest917
We’ve been RVing for over 40 yrs and have had...

We’ve been RVing for over 40 yrs and have had every type of rig known to man (except for a 5er)...

In all those years, I’ve ALWAYS run my fridge off propane when driving down the road (unless I’m...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-02-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,313
Posted By ernest917
Come on guys... Responses that are 13...

Come on guys...

Responses that are 13 paragraphs long with graphs!!!! Don’t you think that a tad much....

What started off as a really interesting helpful topic has now become absolutely...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-28-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,313
Posted By ernest917
GOOD GRIEF!!!!! Now OP aren’t you glad you...

GOOD GRIEF!!!!!

Now OP aren’t you glad you asked such a “simple” question - one that should have supplied you with your requested info in one page of posts instead of THIRTEEN!!!!

Your post was...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,313
Posted By ernest917
We have a 40’ Forest River Berkshire with a...

We have a 40’ Forest River Berkshire with a Mercedes 330hp/1,000lbs of torque and it’s a climbing beast...

Recently we took on Monarch Pass, Raton Pass and a few lesser know but equally steep...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-19-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,385
Posted By ernest917
Scheeze....

Scheeze....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-17-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,385
Posted By ernest917
No vent necessary..... unit doesn’t run...

No vent necessary..... unit doesn’t run constantly..... once it reaches set temp, it “maintains” that temp....

We love ours.... right now it’s full of rock-hard frozen meat and other...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-14-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By ernest917
South Texas RV resorts for winter

Ck out Seawind RV Resort near Kingsville, TX....

$350/mo + elec.....

We’ve wintered there and though it was super... (we r scheduled to be there this winter as well...)
Forum: Full-Timers 08-12-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,283
Posted By ernest917
I made sure the slides when extended would allow...

I made sure the slides when extended would allow me to open the fridge when my slides were open....
Forum: Full-Timers 08-11-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,283
Posted By ernest917
77.... It’s not mounted on a slide-out...

77....

It’s not mounted on a slide-out tray....

I bought a set of heavy duty slide rails and used them..

I bolted 2x4’s to the basement floor to get the correct height and bolted the...
Forum: Full-Timers 08-10-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,283
Posted By ernest917
296713 Here’s what we have.... It’s and...

296713

Here’s what we have.... It’s and Edgestar and we love it...

We are full-timers and it’s been running constantly for 3 yrs full of frozen food...

Works off AC/DC
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-06-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By ernest917
Joyce.... Great minds!!!! I’m...

Joyce....

Great minds!!!!

I’m currently in Green River, WY on I-80 and will be heading into Laramie in the AM....

I’ll then take 287 down to Ft Collins then I-25 south...

The drive...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-06-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,366
Posted By ernest917
Don’t get me started on Freightliner!!!!! In...

Don’t get me started on Freightliner!!!!!

In the past they were my “go to” when I had issues on the road and for the most part they’ve all been ok - high but ok....

Two weeks ago my coach...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-04-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,655
Posted By ernest917
I fully realize that there are folks out there...

I fully realize that there are folks out there that think extended warranties are one big rip off and you should put money aside for those unexpected issues that WILL arise as you travel...

I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-04-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,655
Posted By ernest917
Obviously I'm a huge fan of CoachNet.... They've...

Obviously I'm a huge fan of CoachNet.... They've always been mire than fair to us.....

I bought their 5 year policy which required a downpayment (can't remember %) but that reduced annual payment...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-02-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,655
Posted By ernest917
This past week has been a doozy for me - had a...

This past week has been a doozy for me - had a fan clutch go out ($4,134.17) followed by a fridge ($2,856.24) which cratered while sitting in shop for fan clutch repair....

I’m blessed to have a...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-31-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By ernest917
Thanks guys..... Just had a new fan...

Thanks guys.....

Just had a new fan clutch installed - old one failed and was the cause of some overheating issues I’ve been having....

Haven’t done any climbing yet but have been told this...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-31-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By ernest917
East not Easy.... Dang auto spell..,,

East not Easy.... Dang auto spell..,,
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-31-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By ernest917
I-70 East - Salt Lake to Denver

Planning on leaving Salt Lake City and dropping down to I-70 and heading East towards Denver....

Driving a Class A with a toad and was wondering if as big a challenge as it appears on the map....
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