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Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 07-31-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,690
Posted By TurtleKent
Yes it's true, my 2019 45opp, with the same...

Yes it's true, my 2019 45opp, with the same furniture options, had the same aisle problem. The worst furniture choices for aisle space are the theater seating opposite the air mattress couch.

My...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-20-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,555
Posted By TurtleKent
There is no free RV parking anywhere in the...

There is no free RV parking anywhere in the Keys(car or RV), all along U.S. 1 is posted no parking, with overnight fines over $100 and towing is even more! And they rake in a LOT of $$ ticketing and...
Forum: Just Conversation 04-25-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 102,055
Posted By TurtleKent
Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position...

Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.

Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-07-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,871
Posted By TurtleKent
Some views of the 2019 Bus Powerglide fan...

Some views of the 2019 Bus Powerglide fan gearbox. It is now suspended from a horizontal plate. Previously it was mounted on top of the plate. Yes it's a bear to access. I've used a small battery...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-29-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,322
Posted By TurtleKent
In defense of FMCA, and NOT to pile on the op. ...

In defense of FMCA, and NOT to pile on the op. ScreenShot from the first page of the FMCA website. I don't know how FMCA could be any more clear.
Forum: Cummins Engines 01-09-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By TurtleKent
Newmar should replace under warranty, as the DEF...

Newmar should replace under warranty, as the DEF tank is part of the emissions system. I would not remove it, as you can't repair it yourself. At 75% you're still good for several 1000 miles of...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-25-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,332
Posted By TurtleKent
Crasher, I have DirecTV not Dish, but I have two...

Crasher, I have DirecTV not Dish, but I have two thoughts;

1) the installer may have run a screw thru the roof into a cable... I've done that myself. Getting a good signal with a bypass cable...
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-13-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,645
Posted By TurtleKent
I started worrying three weeks ago about our...

I started worrying three weeks ago about our snowbird travels, so started looking. Walmart DEF was out of stock central & south Ohio, KY, and TN. Located 6 jugs, so I'm good for this winter. ...
Forum: RV'ing On A Budget 12-04-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,943
Posted By TurtleKent
I installed a third valve so I can backflush the...

I installed a third valve so I can backflush the black tank(55 gal) with the gray tank(100 gal) water. Always dump black first, then feed the gray into the black. Remember gray is soapy water. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-16-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By TurtleKent
Where will you get factory service? Both coaches...

Where will you get factory service? Both coaches are rear radiator, so those service considerations are the same. The Entegra is on a Spartan chassis, while the Itasca is on a Freightliner. ...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-22-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,370
Posted By TurtleKent
I had a DEF valve fail open on my new 2019 Bus at...

I had a DEF valve fail open on my new 2019 Bus at 4 months and 5000 miles. It might have been faulty when new, but I didn't notice until that time, when DEF temp went as high as 165į. Replaced at...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-03-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,966
Posted By TurtleKent
Your kids might not relish the idea of you owning...

Your kids might not relish the idea of you owning a condo near them. Your perception of how much they want you in their lives is NOT the same as their perception. A motorhome is much less...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-03-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By TurtleKent
The answer to your question depends upon the laws...

The answer to your question depends upon the laws of the selling state... there are 50 different answers. Call your local DMV.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-13-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,669
Posted By TurtleKent
AZ has more boondocking, no water, and no...

AZ has more boondocking, no water, and no seafood. Otherwise about the same. Try it and see. LOL
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-28-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By TurtleKent
Talk to your insurance carrier, they may total it...

Talk to your insurance carrier, they may total it out!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-09-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By TurtleKent
Camp Cedar Kings Island, Cincinnati

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2021/06/08/camp-cedar-kings-island-delays-opening-outdoor-luxury-resort/7599178002/
Forum: Cummins Engines 05-28-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By TurtleKent
The EPA requirements are based on date of...

The EPA requirements are based on date of manufacture of the engine, NOT the date of manufacture of either the chassis or motorhome.

The 2010 Bus(on Powerglide) was initially built with some...
Forum: Cummins Engines 05-11-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 813
Posted By TurtleKent
Cummins Recall - Tiffin and others?

https://www.rvtravel.com/tiffin-recalls-2017-2021-phaeton-motorhomes/?fbclid=IwAR2vbuneLl1hOMYXoLR6a6QB64kOzoTKh8JV8emzrli4ysDiWjqFs-XVHrk#:~:text=%28Tiffin%29%20is%20recalling%20certain%202017,the%20...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-16-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By TurtleKent
Kings Island Camp Cedar

https://www.whio.com/news/local/kings-island-camp-cedar-set-open-june/RHSOQXI5AVAGVHXED4PCYTVIO4/?fbclid=IwAR0fsPyMoPnBH0E7QKvZk6jODuzhmaljHRCsJ5qK09M4ZNg1LWwoS4uodMM
Forum: RV'ing On A Budget 04-14-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,943
Posted By TurtleKent
As long as you use adequate water, most any TP is...

As long as you use adequate water, most any TP is fine. If you try to flush dry, or don't keep at least 25% liquid in your black tank, you WILL have problems!!
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-16-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By TurtleKent
Thanks Don. That looks like a great solution to...

Thanks Don. That looks like a great solution to your problem. Here's some photos of the fan gearbox used by Tiffin. On earlier models the box was mounted on top of the chassis rail, but with the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-15-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By TurtleKent
Don, I'm curious, why do you want an...

Don,

I'm curious, why do you want an extension on the gearbox? Are you getting leakage out of original vent? What manufacturer's gearbox do you have?

Tiffin uses a vented Curtis gearbox, I've...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-13-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,761
Posted By TurtleKent
Tiffin Allegro Bus, has an optional emergency...

Tiffin Allegro Bus, has an optional emergency egress door, behind the bed headboard. The LED lighting I added.
Forum: Canada Region 02-13-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,073
Posted By TurtleKent
Most fuel pumps are not yet equipped to read chip...

Most fuel pumps are not yet equipped to read chip cards.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-19-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,876
Posted By TurtleKent
Indoor storage is a good thing for the exterior...

Indoor storage is a good thing for the exterior and interior to protect from the ravages of weather and solar. Many components/systems on motorhomes age out, not related to mileage or use. That...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-13-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,427
Posted By TurtleKent
Why expose your brand new Phaeton to SALT???

Why expose your brand new Phaeton to SALT???
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-12-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By TurtleKent
Cincinnati I-75/I-71 Closed

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2020/11/12/brent-spence-bridge-closure-75-bridge-fire-ohio-kentucky-detours/6262027002/

This is the combined I-75/I-71 double-decker bridge crossing the Ohio...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-02-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By TurtleKent
https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=fiberglass%...

https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=fiberglass%20rod
This is exactly the tool you need for fishing wires. It is the MOST valuable item in my rather large motorhome tool inventory!

BTW Tiffins...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-02-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By TurtleKent
Adding a tandem axle to a 40' coach will...

Adding a tandem axle to a 40' coach will sacrifice a LOT of basement cargo space.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-15-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,225
Posted By TurtleKent
I've had a home and three residential lots in TN,...

I've had a home and three residential lots in TN, which I needed to get approved for septic. The state inspector required perk testing, and walked the lots personally. Leach fields could not be...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-06-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,415
Posted By TurtleKent
Saw this in Alaska several years ago. Looks very...

Saw this in Alaska several years ago. Looks very effective!
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-15-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 28,798
Posted By TurtleKent
Anecdotal story on my overheating DEF. On my...

Anecdotal story on my overheating DEF. On my 2019 Allegro Bus(Powerglide chassis) I noticed my DEF temps reach a high of 168į after a few hours operation. Six months from factory new, unknown how...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 08-09-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,190
Posted By TurtleKent
Our 15 year old Golden mix had to be put down 1.5...

Our 15 year old Golden mix had to be put down 1.5 years ago on New Years Eve. We waited until the following summer to search for a replacement, as we didn't want to deal with a new dog while...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-04-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By TurtleKent
Read up on building RV garages. Build it large...

Read up on building RV garages. Build it large enough to accommodate a 45', allow you to walk around open cargo doors and have wall shelving, and high enough to walk on roof, and a large door......
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-04-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,763
Posted By TurtleKent
Now let's talk about numerous ugly pillows,...

Now let's talk about numerous ugly pillows, bedspreads, and wall hangings/art!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-16-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,264
Posted By TurtleKent
Don't shy away from an EPA2010 or newer...

Don't shy away from an EPA2010 or newer motorhome. DEF is no big issue... DEF usage is about 2.5-3% of diesel usage. A 10 gal tank of DEF will take you 1500 miles or so. 2.5 gal huge od DEF are...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-15-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 19,167
Posted By TurtleKent
Before you invest a bunch of $$ in a drone, be...

Before you invest a bunch of $$ in a drone, be aware where this is headed legally by the FAA. Most/all current drones will be rendered obsolete because of the requirement to have electronic ID just...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-14-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 19,167
Posted By TurtleKent
New drone regulation is coming!

https://aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2020/january/09/faa-gets-early-earful-on-drone-id?fbclid=IwAR2aLxS1IHhL_hzJBrUh23pu1hK58sXrlFkOa_GQ8Gd6__rviugV8i2vZgs#utm_source=Editorial&utm_medium=Facebook
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-30-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,459
Posted By TurtleKent
The height measurements others have given are...

The height measurements others have given are correct... on the raised rail Bus IP(2019-2020) the height to rail is 24" +/-, with the manual trays you lose about 3.5". The 2018 and earlier Bus...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-07-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,792
Posted By TurtleKent
If you haven't yet, get your coach weighed, and...

If you haven't yet, get your coach weighed, and adjust tire pressures accordingly per the tire manufacturers recommendations. It can work wonders many times to smooth out the ride. Been there, done...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-26-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,992
Posted By TurtleKent
You don't say where you live, or if going full...

You don't say where you live, or if going full time, but if you're within a day's drive of Red Bay(as I am) I would make the trip to Red Bay for any work other than routine oil and filter changes. ...
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-03-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,452
Posted By TurtleKent
You really don't have a brand choice in a...

You really don't have a brand choice in a motorhome for anything other than a Cummins... Unless you're shopping for a Prevost with a DD. The Cummins 450s and 605s seem to be highly reliable, the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-24-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,680
Posted By TurtleKent
Amazon ships anywhere quickly

Amazon ships anywhere quickly
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-21-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By TurtleKent
You are buying a Bus with a residential...

You are buying a Bus with a residential refrigerator, easily twice the size of your previous Norcold/Dometic. I'd suggest you hold off on the basement refrigerator as you likely won't need it. The...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-25-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By TurtleKent
The filter is about $75 from Cummins. They did...

The filter is about $75 from Cummins. They did not know this part by name as a 'coalescing filter', but rather as an element. I think it is basically a pcv valve. And don't lose a bolt out of the...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 01-12-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,094
Posted By TurtleKent
Kevin, You could well have a propane tank...

Kevin,

You could well have a propane tank which supplies only a gas cooktop... along with AquaHot(no propane furnace)... that was standard from the factory. We had the same setup in our 2010...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-25-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,533
Posted By TurtleKent
I found charring on the lauan plywood in my 2004...

I found charring on the lauan plywood in my 2004 Itasca Horizon. Winnebago had installed the Norcold 1200 in a slide out. There was no roof vent, but rather an upper vent on the side of the slide...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-25-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By TurtleKent
Here's pic of air dryer on 45opp, mounted behind...

Here's pic of air dryer on 45opp, mounted behind and inside of tag, but not on frame rail. I'll look at the placement on 40ip this week at Red Bay. Not sure where it would fit elsewhere, given the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-23-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,759
Posted By TurtleKent
Mine was still looking like new when I sold at 9...

Mine was still looking like new when I sold at 9 years of age. Storage indoors 7-8 months/year is a big help.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-23-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,010
Posted By TurtleKent
The egress door is behind the headboard. The...

The egress door is behind the headboard. The bottom step is still about 42" off the ground, but that's a survivable fall... from 8' high out a window, maybe not survivable.

Tiffin hasn't...
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