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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,289
Posted By MO Fred
Oh I also have a credit score of well above 800. ...

Oh I also have a credit score of well above 800. I try to buy the best quality I can at the cheapest price I can which is why I bought my beaver patriot thunder at 55K. The price was well below book...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions Yesterday, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By MO Fred
Never had a Michelin tire so I cannot comment on...

Never had a Michelin tire so I cannot comment on its quality. But, I put on a set of Sumitomo tires last year and they are great riding tires. Great quality at a good price.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing Yesterday, 06:50 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 85,588
Posted By MO Fred
I was halfway through my tour in Vietnam as a...

I was halfway through my tour in Vietnam as a combat medic. Hard to believe time has passed by so quickly.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 01-16-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By MO Fred
Agree, take it to a CAT dealer. They will have...

Agree, take it to a CAT dealer. They will have all the right parts and right filters. An oil analysis is part of the cost of an oil change by them. They can also give you the information you need...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 01-10-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,217
Posted By MO Fred
Wife and I had it 6 months ago. Hope you donít...

Wife and I had it 6 months ago. Hope you donít have it but if you do.... my best advice is to stay isolated, stay calm, stay positive, maintain body temp below 100 with Tylenol or ibuprofen, and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-08-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By MO Fred
Patience is good and can be rewarding but if you...

Patience is good and can be rewarding but if you wait too long you miss out on a lot of fun and wonderful experiences. It took me a while to convince my wife to get our DP, but now she loves it. BTW,...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 01-06-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By MO Fred
You may also want to look at the C12. Great...

You may also want to look at the C12. Great reliability and power.... and mine gets 8.2 MPG.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-30-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,887
Posted By MO Fred
Our daughter and son-in-law just built a new...

Our daughter and son-in-law just built a new house in St Louis county. They installed a 50 amp service in their rather large driveway so that we can park our DP anytime we want. We live about 120...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-23-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By MO Fred
Turn on aqua hot and you will be fine. With...

Turn on aqua hot and you will be fine. With temperatures in the 20ís your biggest concern should be possibility of snow and ice.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-17-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By MO Fred
You will have more DPís to choose from at the...

You will have more DPís to choose from at the 40-45 foot range. And... you will appreciate that extra space later. Make sure you get 400 (+) HP, Aqua Hot for heating and a washer/dryer.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 12-16-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By MO Fred
Yep... C12 in a 40 foot coach is the best ticket....

Yep... C12 in a 40 foot coach is the best ticket. You will have the power, much higher torque, and the C12 does not have the HEUI fuel system... which you hear a lot about in this forum.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 12-15-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By MO Fred
Agree.... that motor should serve you well......

Agree.... that motor should serve you well... good quality and durable. I, however, prefer having a bit more power especially going up hills. I was fortunate to stumble upon my coach..... 40 foot,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-10-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By MO Fred
Take a look at Sumitomo tires too. Quality tires...

Take a look at Sumitomo tires too. Quality tires at a good price.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 12-06-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,754
Posted By MO Fred
Yep, I have seen those reports to. Also have seen...

Yep, I have seen those reports to. Also have seen some scientists believe that immunity can last much longer, even years. I hope so because that would make a vaccine much more effective.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 12-06-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,754
Posted By MO Fred
Well... since DW and I have already had COVID, we...

Well... since DW and I have already had COVID, we will be last in line to get the vaccine.... if we will even need it at all.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-29-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,747
Posted By MO Fred
I have a magnum chassis and the coach levels...

I have a magnum chassis and the coach levels itself on the frame. The levelers never touch the ground and all tires are always on the ground supporting the full weight.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-29-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By MO Fred
Well, he most likely isnít in Arizona anymore....

Well, he most likely isnít in Arizona anymore. Probably headed for the border.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 11-27-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,428
Posted By MO Fred
Hmm... your symptoms sound more like a cold. With...

Hmm... your symptoms sound more like a cold. With Covid you generally have a dry cough that is not too deep and not so much a runny nose or eye irritation. You would also be running a temperature...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By MO Fred
Well... I guess you can add Foretravel to the...

Well... I guess you can add Foretravel to the list. We are very satisfied with our Beaver.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-21-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,089
Posted By MO Fred
Seems kind of odd it does not have dual wheels in...

Seems kind of odd it does not have dual wheels in the back. That indicates to me that it may be limited on weight capacity and not have a strong enough suspension for the conversion so you want to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-19-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,465
Posted By MO Fred
Was scratching my head wondering what is ACA.......

Was scratching my head wondering what is ACA.... then it dawned on me that it stands for Affordable Care Act. Well from what I see here it is not so affordable and the care you get is not so great. I...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 11-15-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By MO Fred
My coach is around 36000 fully loaded. General...

My coach is around 36000 fully loaded. General rule of thumb is one HP per each 100 pounds. So with a C12, 455 HP with 1550 ft lbs torque at 1800 rpm. So... I have more than enough power to easily...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-15-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By MO Fred
Yep, best place to order Beaver peculiar parts...

Yep, best place to order Beaver peculiar parts and their service department is very helpful over the phone. Also, you should check out the Beaver Ambassador Club (BAC).... It is a treasure trove of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-09-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By MO Fred
I am 68 and would have no problem driving 3000...

I am 68 and would have no problem driving 3000 miles by myself. Of course... I would need to break it down to 300-500miles a day. Try getting a flat bed or enclosed trailer to fit both your toad and...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 11-03-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By MO Fred
Recommend you take it to a CAT dealer. They know...

Recommend you take it to a CAT dealer. They know CAT motors inside and out and will use only CAT certified parts. I use Fabick CAT in the St Louis area.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-01-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By MO Fred
Just got back from Keesler AFB FAMCAMP,...

Just got back from Keesler AFB FAMCAMP, Mississippi. Better make reservations now because they are filling up fast... especially in the warmer climate areas.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 10-26-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,488
Posted By MO Fred
Wow... sorry to hear about some of the bad...

Wow... sorry to hear about some of the bad experiences knowing people who have had the virus. I know of about 20 people so far who have/had it including my wife and myself, both 68 years old. Two...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 10-08-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,264
Posted By MO Fred
Seeing is believing so we will just have to wait...

Seeing is believing so we will just have to wait to see if the vaccine is free to everyone. The current administration says it will be free to all and I truly believe it will..... especially now...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 10-07-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,264
Posted By MO Fred
Thanks scbwr. Both the wife and I had it at the...

Thanks scbwr. Both the wife and I had it at the same time in July. Our experience was mild and we have been much sicker in the past from other ailments. We are 68 and are now feeling great. Our sense...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 10-06-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,264
Posted By MO Fred
I get a flu shot each year too and I have...

I get a flu shot each year too and I have recovered from having COVID 19 back in July. I will also take the COVID 19 vac but just know that when the vaccine becomes available..... itís supposed to be...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-01-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By MO Fred
Congrats on your new to you Beaver. We really...

Congrats on your new to you Beaver. We really love ours. Recommend you join the Beaver Ambassador Club (BAC). There you can find manuals and all the answers to any questions you have about your...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 09-29-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,760
Posted By MO Fred
I certainly did not mean to downplay the virus......

I certainly did not mean to downplay the virus... and I certainly understand that some people have a tougher time with it. I know the virus is real because we had it. But it seems that many believe...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,711
Posted By MO Fred
There is another thread going right now called DP...

There is another thread going right now called DP Torque/HP. Most prefer diesel pushers because of the power generated by HP and torque. If your coach is not heavy and you are not hauling much...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 09-23-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,760
Posted By MO Fred
Including DW and myself. We are both 68 and...

Including DW and myself. We are both 68 and survived the virus in early July. Back to normal now.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 09-23-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,760
Posted By MO Fred
Looks like the fear factor is still alive and...

Looks like the fear factor is still alive and well! Where are the Labor Day weekend auto fatality statistics?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-19-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By MO Fred
Hmm... 3% rate on a motor home. I have an 837...

Hmm... 3% rate on a motor home. I have an 837 credit score and the best I could do was 4.99% a couple years ago. Maybe I screwed up or maybe the rates have come down.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-17-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,130
Posted By MO Fred
Agree, what brand coaches are they? Big...

Agree, what brand coaches are they? Big difference on quality on how they are built. I donít believe you can go wrong on either Cat motor though.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-15-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,028
Posted By MO Fred
I had an 8.3 Cummins in my previous coach with...

I had an 8.3 Cummins in my previous coach with 800 ft lb. it was a real dog climbing hills pulling a small Mazda toad. I now have a Cat 12 with 1550 ft lb torque pulling an equinox.... difference is...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-14-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 34,411
Posted By MO Fred
I was on active duty for nearly 16 years and...

I was on active duty for nearly 16 years and eventually retired from the Army Reserves at age 59 and then from the Department of the Army Civilian at age 62 in 2014. So, I essentially worked for the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-14-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,130
Posted By MO Fred
I recently bought 6 Sumitomo tires from Big O...

I recently bought 6 Sumitomo tires from Big O Tires for $2400... included mounting and balancing. My tire size is 275/75R22.5. Did prior research and determined Sumitomo tires are comparable to all...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 09-12-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,770
Posted By MO Fred
General consensus is the antibodies last around 3...

General consensus is the antibodies last around 3 months. But there are studies that indicate that immunity after recovering from COVID-19 might last much longer via B and T cells in the body that...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 09-11-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,770
Posted By MO Fred
So far I have donated twice, plasma packed with...

So far I have donated twice, plasma packed with COVID-19 antibodies. And.... when we have an approved vaccine I will be one of the first in line to take it.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-09-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,447
Posted By MO Fred
Plug holes and use traps and poison. After doing...

Plug holes and use traps and poison. After doing that, the best deterrent I have found is to use 100% peppermint oil on cotton.... especially around the motor and along the chassis.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-07-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,426
Posted By MO Fred
Right on about torque! Our previous motor home...

Right on about torque! Our previous motor home with a cummins and about 800 torque would just craw up long grades. Our current coach with a C12 glides over many long grades often without shifting...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-07-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,460
Posted By MO Fred
The verdict is in after so much deliberation.......

The verdict is in after so much deliberation.... a diesel coach can cost much more but is much preferable only if you can afford it. This subject will pop up over and over again.... it never stops....
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 09-07-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By MO Fred
Agree.... My bad and good info for others to...

Agree.... My bad and good info for others to know. Fort Leonard Wood does indeed has a recreation area about 35 miles away at Lake of the Ozarks and have been there many times. But.... What I...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 09-06-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,208
Posted By MO Fred
No changes for us. DW and I already had the virus...

No changes for us. DW and I already had the virus and are fully recovered. Headed to Branson next week and then to Biloxi, MS. We stay at a Famcamp at Keesler AFB... Gulf Coast is a very nice place...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-05-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,193
Posted By MO Fred
Agree with others here. I have had our motor home...

Agree with others here. I have had our motor home for several years and have traveled throughout many states and no RV Park has ever asked me how old my rig was.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 09-05-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By MO Fred
New Famcamp

Took a drive on Fort Leonard Wood, MO a few days ago and saw they had just built a brand new RV Park. There were no RVís in it but it appears to be completely finished with 12 available spaces. Fort...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-01-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By MO Fred
Yep, agree.... a fool and his money are soon...

Yep, agree.... a fool and his money are soon parted.
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