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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-29-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,180
Posted By Francesca
Sounds to me like a split-rim situation; that's...

Sounds to me like a split-rim situation; that's why they put those puppies in cages to work on them! But I don't think such rims are used on motorhomes like the one the O.P. has.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-24-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,180
Posted By Francesca
The ol' redundancy factor, eh? Makes sense to me-...

The ol' redundancy factor, eh? Makes sense to me- thanks, Tireman.

On EDIT:
It just occurred to me that we never did find out any particulars about the O.P.'s XRV's- the originals may well have...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-23-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,180
Posted By Francesca
Hey, Y'all- It does look like the O.P. took...

Hey, Y'all-
It does look like the O.P. took your advice to heart about getting the rig weighed! :thumb:




Dunno if O.P.'s still following this thread, but just for my own information:
...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-17-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,044
Posted By Francesca
:D Because that's what people do! Capiche? ;) ...

:D
Because that's what people do! Capiche? ;)

My favorite "example" so far of the Very Terrible Things that WILL happen if one's overtowing is that of the guy that gets hit from behind in the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-17-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,044
Posted By Francesca
Ordinarily, it's up to the person making a...

Ordinarily, it's up to the person making a positive assertion of fact to offer proofs...it's much more difficult to prove a negative. But I took up your challenge as best I can. I looked up accident...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-17-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,044
Posted By Francesca
It seems like you've done a lot of research on...

It seems like you've done a lot of research on this topic- I think that if you were to post some links to the actual source(s?) of the facts upon which you base your posts you'd get further along.
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-16-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,043
Posted By Francesca
Make sure the OEM water heater is gas/electric,...

Make sure the OEM water heater is gas/electric, then operate on 120v. only. Have them leave the gas stove out, then retrofit whatever you want.

Side note, if you're young enough to be thinking of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-16-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,814
Posted By Francesca
Which fiver drivers are you referring to? Those...

Which fiver drivers are you referring to? Those I'm acquainted with are well aware that since they're towing, the "towing speed" applies to them-?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-16-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,044
Posted By Francesca
Forgot to address the actual question, I was so...

Forgot to address the actual question, I was so distracted by the "legal question". Assuming we can put that issue aside for the moment:

In my opinion, it's best to have a BIT of a buffer when it...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-16-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,044
Posted By Francesca
I always wonder the same thing when folks start...

I always wonder the same thing when folks start talkin' about liability-for-overtow. Maybe I'm missing something- anybody ever seen a crew out there after a wreck, sweeping up all the debris and...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-16-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,181
Posted By Francesca
Ya know- I think I must be, and...

Ya know- I think I must be, and downwind-on-a-burn-day, too. Through the haze I finally perceive that I have to be high as a kite to expect a courteous, straight response from you in answer to to...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-15-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,181
Posted By Francesca
:confused: I thought you said Michelin wanted...

:confused:
I thought you said Michelin wanted the tires off, and would pay 80% of the cost of new. Are we to understand that you're declining their offer to honor the warranty that you have with...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-15-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,181
Posted By Francesca
Thanks for keeping us posted, Tealstar. This has...

Thanks for keeping us posted, Tealstar. This has been a most illuminating thread!

So what model Michelins did you put on? I'm assuming that given the lack of XRV's in the pipeline you went with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-15-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,180
Posted By Francesca
:confused: Speaking only for myself: In...

:confused:
Speaking only for myself:
In response to another's disbelief, I only said that I too was initially skeptical and this due to Michelin's hardball reputation. I'm perfectly willing to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-14-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,776
Posted By Francesca
Been camping for more than fifty years, and the...

Been camping for more than fifty years, and the only time I was really afraid was the time my kid brother and I surprised an old range cow in the bushes with her newborn calf.

If I was afraid of...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-14-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,181
Posted By Francesca
Since Les Schwab is out of the picture, at least...

Since Les Schwab is out of the picture, at least for the moment:
Have you asked that question of the new shop you're now dealing with? Toyo is a national brand and very widely available, so they...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-13-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,181
Posted By Francesca
Who's the contact at Michelin? I ask...

Who's the contact at Michelin?

I ask because I'm interested in the rationale behind their wanting a different size (and brand) put on when they themselves have available other models in the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,180
Posted By Francesca
I was skeptical, too- especially given Michelin's...

I was skeptical, too- especially given Michelin's history with this tire!

I'm a member of another Forum at which there was considerable discussion of these tires (and their failures) some time...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 10-11-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,564
Posted By Francesca
Most of the guys I know have so little hair that...

Most of the guys I know have so little hair that it's hard to tell WHAT color it is! :D
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-10-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,181
Posted By Francesca
:D Thanks, but that's more credit than I...

:D

Thanks, but that's more credit than I deserve. I wasn't shopping E-bay; I only stumbled over the ad while noodling around looking for information on the tires you're taking off. I'm curious...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-09-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,181
Posted By Francesca
Good news! There's an e-bay ad for the very same...

Good news! There's an e-bay ad for the very same tires you're taking off- year of manufacture 2014, and billed there as "the last six in North America" until 2015.

Included, here quoting:


...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 10-09-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,181
Posted By Francesca
The Michelins you're replacing are a size...

The Michelins you're replacing are a size specific to that brand, and there are other models available in that size so no need to abandon a brand you believe in. Many folks caught up in the XRV...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-09-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,180
Posted By Francesca
:confused: Les Schwab doesn't sell...

:confused:

Les Schwab doesn't sell Michelins.

I wouldn't have the nerve to drop in a on a regular basis for tire monitoring/maintenance of tires I'd purchased elsewhere, but that's just me....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-08-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,384
Posted By Francesca
Tilting my head to see...those are Goodyear...

Tilting my head to see...those are Goodyear Wrangler SRA's, is that right?

If so:
There have been a number of complaints regarding sidewall separation/"splitting" on the SRA's. Most don't have...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-06-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By Francesca
I wonder if this is the problem; have you camped...

I wonder if this is the problem; have you camped at that altitude before, and have the furnace/fridge work O.K.?

I ask because some such propane appliances get very balky at elevations above five...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-03-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,180
Posted By Francesca
:confused: I'm confused by the "Michelin...

:confused:

I'm confused by the "Michelin response" header.
Are they telling you that "all the tires must be replaced with another brand", and if so...why?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-03-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,180
Posted By Francesca
How's that workin' out for ya? ;) Kidding...

How's that workin' out for ya? ;)

Kidding aside:

In my opinion, it's foolish to leave such a basic and important bit of RV maintenance to the off chance that one might drive by some tire place...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-02-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,180
Posted By Francesca
"Chas" may be just a hyper-conscientious observer...

"Chas" may be just a hyper-conscientious observer of the admonition stamped very clearly on the tire(s), a picture of which you posted, here reproduced below.

Dunno if that "check tire pressure...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-02-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,084
Posted By Francesca
If by the above you mean "peroxide", I've had...

If by the above you mean "peroxide", I've had good luck with this, too.
Forum: Boondocking 10-02-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,113
Posted By Francesca
That's gotta be rough on the "friends"...

That's gotta be rough on the "friends" circle....;)
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-01-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,330
Posted By Francesca
I always wonder what it is about a tv towing...

I always wonder what it is about a tv towing "over the advertised limit" that makes it somehow inherently dangerous/lethal/irresponsible in the eyes of some.

The biggest "threat" in my opinion is...
Forum: Full-Timers 10-01-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,350
Posted By Francesca
Not sure exactly what you mean by this, but if...

Not sure exactly what you mean by this, but if you're thinking of "casual" settings like parking lots/city streets, the extra length of a trailer could prove to be a cumbersome problem.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-30-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,943
Posted By Francesca
Atmospheric moisture would have to force its way...

Atmospheric moisture would have to force its way past a virtually air tight connection. I don't see that happening.

And I have to ask:

Do you fuel up the rig/car during wet weather? I ask since...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 09-30-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,421
Posted By Francesca
Small is the new "big"!

Small is the new "big"!
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-30-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,330
Posted By Francesca
:D Caught me... You're right. I'm not...

:D
Caught me...

You're right. I'm not quite broke. but I will be just as soon as I send off the last payment on my hubby's baldness cure regimen. Which we expect to see beginning to work As ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-30-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,871
Posted By Francesca
Not me, but I vividly remember the Shocking...

Not me, but I vividly remember the Shocking Experience that Moderator "Clifftall" suffered through way back in 2012.

Read all about it at the following link:...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-30-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,330
Posted By Francesca
Do you mean to say that one mustn't expect...

Do you mean to say that one mustn't expect advertising to be truthful?

No wonder I'm fat, old, ugly, and broke.
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-30-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By Francesca
The siding is the same as that used on the old...

The siding is the same as that used on the old 'Angeles" I have. Lower part of windows also similar. No other resemblance.

I'm betting this was one of the dozens of brands that came out of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,167
Posted By Francesca
Truth is, I'm not that interesting. I doubt that...

Truth is, I'm not that interesting. I doubt that anyone would hire a High Powered Legal Team to creep around hiding behind sagebrush and all, hoping to catch me using the leveling jacks that...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,167
Posted By Francesca
Another head scratcher. Since your beef is...

Another head scratcher.

Since your beef is clearly with the RV service vendor, premiums from Good Sam members aren't paying for anything unless you're suing them for- what-paying a bill? In which...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-28-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By Francesca
You sure you posted to the right thread there,...

You sure you posted to the right thread there, Terry?

I don't see any "pull lines" on the witch's...whatever. ;)
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,927
Posted By Francesca
I see...I thought you might have had some bad...

I see...I thought you might have had some bad feedback from CW specifically since in my opinion the kind of helpful and prudent suggestions being posted here would apply to a purchase at any RV...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-28-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By Francesca
So THAT'S what happened to the Witch of the...

So THAT'S what happened to the Witch of the West...oddly, her sister, the Witch of the East, seems to think some train was responsible. No wonder she hasn't found the ruby slippers yet!
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,167
Posted By Francesca
X2, and beginning with the threadtitle (this has...

X2, and beginning with the threadtitle (this has nothing whatever to do with Roadside Assistance). It just gets more incoherent from there.

A better understanding of what really originally went...
Forum: Class B Motorhome Discussions 09-27-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,421
Posted By Francesca
Assuming you're talking about percentages off...

Assuming you're talking about percentages off MSRP:
There's no formula really for either type. B's tend to sell closer to MSRP, though. Especially since so many of that type are factory direct sales...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-27-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,927
Posted By Francesca
Which CW would you be dealing with, and if you've...

Which CW would you be dealing with, and if you've asked them this question what do they say?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-27-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,167
Posted By Francesca
Yikes!

Yikes!
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 09-24-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,967
Posted By Francesca
Other Countries' flags have always been flown at...

Other Countries' flags have always been flown at equal height with our own except for the flags of nations with which we are at war. Declared war, I should add.

In my opinion, the greatest abuse...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-23-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,224
Posted By Francesca
Suit yourself! But do bear in mind that your...

Suit yourself!

But do bear in mind that your "gallon" is only a gallon (4.2 lbs.) if delivered at exactly 60 degrees fahrenheit source (https://www.npga.org/files/public/Facts_About_Propane.pdf);...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 09-23-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,392
Posted By Francesca
Since you say the problem mainly occurs when...

Since you say the problem mainly occurs when showering:

Are you using a bathroom exhaust fan at the same time? You might try running the shower without the fan going and see if the same smell...
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