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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-24-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,841
Posted By Ludmilla
I have mercury balancers front and rear. They...

I have mercury balancers front and rear. They work great!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-24-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By Ludmilla
If the RV tires were in the state, I claim that...

If the RV tires were in the state, I claim that the state was visited.

Your map, your rules.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-24-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,119
Posted By Ludmilla
As everyone has said, run away. You are much...

As everyone has said, run away. You are much better off paying more for a coach that has been well cared for with all the records, and without issues with leaking, then to purchase that one. $5k is a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-05-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,128
Posted By Ludmilla
You can expect that your RV will be close to its...

You can expect that your RV will be close to its GVWR when you are loaded up for a trip. There are exceptions, but generally you are very close. Therefore, when purchasing an RV, you should expect...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-01-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,740
Posted By Ludmilla
I would go with the coach with the most complete...

I would go with the coach with the most complete maintenance records. These records need to show that they knew what maintenance needed to be preformed and when, and can show they did the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-01-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,128
Posted By Ludmilla
To know if any RV will pull your vehicle, first...

To know if any RV will pull your vehicle, first get the weight of your car.
Get the following two numbers for the RV:
GCWR
GVWR

GCWR - GVWR = how much you can tow.

Our 4 door Jeep is 4500...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-12-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Ludmilla
I had mine removed at Newmar and they put an...

I had mine removed at Newmar and they put an aluminum plate over the hole and used the existing holes to bolt it down with a bunch of sealant. I decided to just go with an external one.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-09-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Ludmilla
I had the same issue on my 2004. I went to Newmar...

I had the same issue on my 2004. I went to Newmar about 5 years ago and had the sidewalls replaced and the entire coach repainted for $15.5 K. Problem gone for good. We had to bring it to them in the...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-09-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Ludmilla
Seat Covers

I purchased sheepskin seat covers from Blondies Pit Stop and I am really pleased with them:

https://blondiespitstop.com/
Forum: Solo RV'ers 08-23-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,175
Posted By Ludmilla
"Solo" and Backing Up

I am not solo but I am solo. My husband has dementia and he cannot help me at all. So I have to do everything myself. Before he got dementia, I did the driving but he helped with the various tasks...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 08-05-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,026
Posted By Ludmilla
We also love our Pet Loader. IT is a life saver...

We also love our Pet Loader. IT is a life saver when getting the dog in and out of our lifted Jeep. It is much easier on the dog than ramps. He never slips and is very secure. It is well made.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-01-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Ludmilla
We purchased our sheepskin seat covers from...

We purchased our sheepskin seat covers from Blondie's Pit Stop in Durango CO. Easy to work with and they are nice covers that fit well. I would give them a call.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-01-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,971
Posted By Ludmilla
You first need to calibrate the dip stick. We had...

You first need to calibrate the dip stick. We had that issue because too much oil was being added when the oil was changed. You will need to see how much oil should be in there. We have a Cat C7 350...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-23-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Ludmilla
I have had the best results with DishPointer Pro,...

I have had the best results with DishPointer Pro, although it is a paid app.

SatFinderLite works most of the time and it is free.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-23-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By Ludmilla
x3 for Tough Top Awnings. We had no issues with...

x3 for Tough Top Awnings. We had no issues with the purchase or the installation, and the material is of better quality than the original.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-12-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 26,663
Posted By Ludmilla
There are homes in the St George/Hurricane UT...

There are homes in the St George/Hurricane UT area with RV garages. I live in Dixie Springs in Hurricane and there are LOTS of RV garages here. I know of other developments that also have lots of RV...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-02-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By Ludmilla
I also recommend Source Engineering's hitch...

I also recommend Source Engineering's hitch saver. I had it installed front and read and we are able to clear where we were dragging.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-10-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,419
Posted By Ludmilla
We had the same dilemma so we called our doctor...

We had the same dilemma so we called our doctor and he said to go to the FMCA rally but use good practices, such as not touching your face until you have cleaned your hands with sanitizer and staying...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-10-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Ludmilla
I would budget $2000 per year for periodic...

I would budget $2000 per year for periodic maintenance. I have a spreadsheet for the required maintenance on our Freightliner chassis. If you send me your email address, I will email it to you. You...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-29-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By Ludmilla
I have a 40 foot Class A and I was quoted $9000...

I have a 40 foot Class A and I was quoted $9000 to replace the carpeting with vinyl tile. I also got a quote from Newmar 4 years ago. It was $8000 for carpet replacement with carpet.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-26-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,577
Posted By Ludmilla
I have a split windshield and I do not notice the...

I have a split windshield and I do not notice the gasket in the middle at all. This would not be in any of my criteria for purchasing a coach.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-26-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,391
Posted By Ludmilla
I have an exhaust brake (no engine brake) and I...

I have an exhaust brake (no engine brake) and I leave it on all the time. I travel out West and it is rarely a flat road.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-05-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,702
Posted By Ludmilla
This has been an interesting thread. My concern...

This has been an interesting thread. My concern is backing up. I really need a spotter when I back up - I am not good enough with mirrors and the backup camera. Does that mean I cannot RV solo?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-01-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Ludmilla
We were considering the LE until we found out it...

We were considering the LE until we found out it had the 2500. Newmar stopped making the LE in 2019 and was replaced by the Kountry Star and it has the 3000.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,621
Posted By Ludmilla
You asked about chassis maintenance. I would not...

You asked about chassis maintenance. I would not purchase a used RV without a full set of maintenance records. That means they knew what the recommended maintenance was for the engine, transmission,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-12-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By Ludmilla
We also used Tough Tops. We found that the...

We also used Tough Tops. We found that the material is of very good quality and we were able to do the installation ourselves using the videos from RV Geeks.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-01-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,271
Posted By Ludmilla
Our Newmar is warm and very well insulated. We...

Our Newmar is warm and very well insulated. We got stuck in a park in very cold weather with snow, and we used less propane than anyone else in the park. We do not have any problem keeping it warm...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-01-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By Ludmilla
Sorry - not true. I could not feel it in the...

Sorry - not true. I could not feel it in the areas that were lighter and the checking was not too bad, but the checking got worse (even though it was under cover) and in the dark areas, pieces of the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-29-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By Ludmilla
This called paint checking. You can search for...

This called paint checking. You can search for this in the forums. Bottom line - the checking is a defect in the sidewalls. It will get worse with time even if you keep it under cover. Painting it...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,042
Posted By Ludmilla
Thanks for the recommendation. I looked but it...

Thanks for the recommendation. I looked but it will not work for us. The Verona has short beds - short queen, or short queen (75 inches long). I need one that has a residential sized mattress....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-18-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ludmilla
We had a roof mounted one. When it needed to be...

We had a roof mounted one. When it needed to be replaced, we removed it and went with a portable one. We have a Wingard X2. It is automatic - set it up and it finds the satellites automatically. We...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-15-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,042
Posted By Ludmilla
Class A vs Super C

We currently have a 39 foot class A diesel pusher. We are considering downsizing to a 35 foot or under Super C. The one we like the best so far is the Nexus Ghost 34DS.

1. Will a Super C of that...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-14-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By Ludmilla
I have my RV for sale here on IRV2. She contacted...

I have my RV for sale here on IRV2. She contacted me through that ad and her email looked like it came from someone interested in the coach - there was no business information or email address. I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-13-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By Ludmilla
Specialized Auto Marketing Scam

My ad on this forum generated an email from Mary Miles of Specialized Auto Marketing. She promised me she could sell my RV for more than I was asking if I would just pay her an upfront fee of $350,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-05-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By Ludmilla
Yes, we still have the NS. We have had it now for...

Yes, we still have the NS. We have had it now for over 7 years and it is has been great to us. My husband is having health issues and we should get something smaller, but we hate to give our NS up....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-04-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By Ludmilla
Wow - I am surprised you were moving at all....

Wow - I am surprised you were moving at all. After I had had my Northern Star for about a year, I extended the slobber tube. But since I was the second owner, I think there was a lot of junk in...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-04-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,406
Posted By Ludmilla
We have used the Blu Ox KarGard for over 7 years...

We have used the Blu Ox KarGard for over 7 years and we have never had a chip on the car. Unlike the other poster, we do not find it a pain to install - we think it is rather simple. We like that it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-04-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,229
Posted By Ludmilla
We have a 2004 for over 7 years and have never...

We have a 2004 for over 7 years and have never had a problem - and we travel a lot. We have had the sidewalls replaced and repainted, so it looks new, so if anyone asks for a photo, we should be fine.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,617
Posted By Ludmilla
I use a Magneshade nanoshade. It has a backing...

I use a Magneshade nanoshade. It has a backing that holds to the window wherever you put it and you raise and lower the bottom as needed. It is an adjustable window shade.
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-24-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By Ludmilla
I purchased the latch and thanks to Newmar3353 I...

I purchased the latch and thanks to Newmar3353 I have it installed. It took a couple of hours - I had less abrasive files and those are what I used. I slowly enlarged the height and then the width,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-21-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,079
Posted By Ludmilla
If you are looking for an older coach with a high...

If you are looking for an older coach with a high ceiling, see if you can find a Newmar Northern Star. They were made in 2004 and 2005. My husband is 6'4" and we were having a hard time finding an...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 08-14-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By Ludmilla
Thanks SO MUCH! I have ordered the same latch but...

Thanks SO MUCH! I have ordered the same latch but have not gotten it yet. I am nervous about making the hole bigger but I will use the tool you suggested.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-11-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,020
Posted By Ludmilla
We use Opti Lube XPD as well. We spend time...

We use Opti Lube XPD as well. We spend time reading tests done with different additives, and Optilube did very well in the tests. We use it for the lubrication, prevent gelling and cleaning the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,226
Posted By Ludmilla
We found Progressive to have competitive rates....

We found Progressive to have competitive rates. We have not had a claim yet.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,867
Posted By Ludmilla
I would recommend getting the best quality you...

I would recommend getting the best quality you can. Newmar makes good coaches. You can also look at used to get better quality at a lower cost.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By Ludmilla
As stated, each zone is managed separately. You...

As stated, each zone is managed separately. You select a zone and then set the mode and the temperature you want for that zone. Then change to the other zone and do the same. If you are sure that one...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-30-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,386
Posted By Ludmilla
I assume you are looking at older motor homes...

I assume you are looking at older motor homes since you are considering Cat engines.
I have a Cat C7 350 and it is a good engine. I would not base the decision based on Cat or Cummins. I would look...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-25-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By Ludmilla
I do not think you will be able to get a service...

I do not think you will be able to get a service contract for an RV that old. I would call at least 5 places and compare.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-22-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By Ludmilla
Thanks for all the information. It is good to...

Thanks for all the information. It is good to know it is doable. We currently have the hitch saver on our diesel and it not only safely gets us out of the driveway, it has also been a very helpful in...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 07-22-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By Ludmilla
I called Newmar. Their distributor does not carry...

I called Newmar. Their distributor does not carry it any more. It is a trigger latch from Eberhard, part number 401-437-K. Called Eberhard. They have not had an order for these in a long time so they...
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