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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,203
Posted By Crasher
I know you asked for a price range, but I'm Just...

I know you asked for a price range, but I'm Just curious. You don't mention if you have even driven a motorhome or owned any RV. How did you arrive at a DP with a tag choice? It's hard to offer valid...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By Crasher
The fact that they told you about the water...

The fact that they told you about the water damage repair, tells me they might be a reputable dealer and won't try to hide any known problem. I'm not a fan of Thor, but a number of people have and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-15-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Crasher
I also lost mine after new tire were installed....

I also lost mine after new tire were installed. Yes, it has to come off to remove the wheel. I think the fancy bolt just wasn't tightened right. After I installed the replacement, (correctly) it's...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-15-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Crasher
I agree. Back when we were looking, Lazy Days was...

I agree. Back when we were looking, Lazy Days was one of the highest priced sources we checked. We ended up buying from our local smaller dealer. I could have saved another 3-4% from the bigger boys,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-15-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By Crasher
In my case, I doubt very much that a lifted tag...

In my case, I doubt very much that a lifted tag would be any different than my current "dumped" position. When dumped, the drive axle weighs just over 22,500# and the tag weighs about 3,000. I don't...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-15-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 690
Posted By Crasher
Does the gas smell stale or still have a "fresh...

Does the gas smell stale or still have a "fresh gas" small? If it doesn't smell like stale gas, just add Stabil or Startron Enzyme and drive it around for a few miles to agitate. No need to go...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-15-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By Crasher
I replaced Michelins with Toyo's for a big...

I replaced Michelins with Toyo's for a big savings and my wife's comment was "I think the ride is better". 2 1/2 years and 25,000 miles later, we couldn't be happier.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-14-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Crasher
Take a bolt whatever size the threads are and try...

Take a bolt whatever size the threads are and try to screw it in. That's the quickest way to find out. FWIW, I had to replace the same cap on my Bus. It was on the right side and had a left handed...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-12-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By Crasher
In 2016, I thought Newmar went from a "Fixed" tag...

In 2016, I thought Newmar went from a "Fixed" tag to a "Passive" Steering tag axle on the Mountain Aire and DS. I did not know they had an "Active" steering tag in 2017
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-11-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Crasher
I think the 2010 Bus has a 14,600# front axle...

I think the 2010 Bus has a 14,600# front axle rating. By 2013 Tiffin had increased it to a 15,600# axle because the lighter one was overloaded some of the time. My 43' Bus weighed 15,300# when new...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-11-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By Crasher
When my son showed up with a Itasca coach with a...

When my son showed up with a Itasca coach with a tag, I poo pooed it as not needed. After all, my 40' non tag coach rode great and wasn't a problem in the wind. On our first trip together, I noticed...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-10-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By Crasher
I do not have any pictures, but I did something...

I do not have any pictures, but I did something similar to Fire Up with a Blue Ox cycle carrier. I added the two extra receivers to the frame for added capacity and stability. I then attached a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By Crasher
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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By Crasher
A tag axle puts you in a different category. With...

A tag axle puts you in a different category. With a tag, you can adjust how much weight it carries which affects what the steer and drive axle caries. I was able to adjust to a point that I am never...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Crasher
I was recalling what I had found when comparing G...

I was recalling what I had found when comparing G to H Michelin tires.
The 275/80/R22.5 G will carry 12,350# @ 110 psi. (axle wt)

The 275/80/R22.5 H will carry the same load @100 psi. (axle wt)...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Crasher
The Anthem 44B has a CCC of 9369# for an empty...

The Anthem 44B has a CCC of 9369# for an empty weight with full fuel of 39631#.

https://www.rvtechmag.com/features/78_anthem.php
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,846
Posted By Crasher
When I went to a larger tire, my speedo was off....

When I went to a larger tire, my speedo was off. However, one trip to an Allison service center corrected it. Took about 10 minutes for them to reprogram the ECM to the correct tire size. The same...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-09-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Crasher
If you ran the H rated tire at the same pressure...

If you ran the H rated tire at the same pressure as you run the G rated tire, then yes you would have a greater safety margin, but a stiffer ride. An H tire would require less pressure than your G to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-09-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Crasher
FWIW, I used to tow a 12,000# enclosed trailer...

FWIW, I used to tow a 12,000# enclosed trailer with my 450 hp Tiffin over Loveland pass west of Denver going to AZ and returning to WI. My total weight was 52,000#. On the longer 6-7 degree climbs,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-08-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 643
Posted By Crasher
With a search, you will find hundreds of...

With a search, you will find hundreds of responses to your question. Most people do not get their premium back. However, their unrecovered premium goes to pay for the very few whose expense exceeds...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-08-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,594
Posted By Crasher
Do your due diligence like you are and make your...

Do your due diligence like you are and make your decision based on your results. It doesn't matter what anyone here says unless they are going to pay for part of it. :rolleyes: As long as you do not...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-08-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By Crasher
My DEF tank is also on the passenger side. I'll...

My DEF tank is also on the passenger side. I'll carry a jug with me for emergency, but with a 13 gallon tank using a gallon every 400 miles, we have a 5,000 mile range full to empty. When traveling,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-06-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,846
Posted By Crasher
You know what you have and the things you have...

You know what you have and the things you have added. The best RV trips are when there are no payments every month. If you are happy with the floor plan, enjoy it and keep your money working for you...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-06-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By Crasher
It's not just snowy or icy roads that can bite...

It's not just snowy or icy roads that can bite you when using the Jake brake. Wet roads can be just as bad. In a moderate to heavy rain coming out of Corpus Christi, TX on asphalt two lane road @ 45...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-05-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,846
Posted By Crasher
I used to try all the mods to improve economy....

I used to try all the mods to improve economy. The Banks kit on a 98 Pace Arrow, a tuning chip for a Cat engine, K&N intake and none of them saved as much as they cost. All of that was 20+ years ago....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-03-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Crasher
Try a "Tandem Tow Dolly" by Race City RV. You can...

Try a "Tandem Tow Dolly" by Race City RV. You can specify the size of platform you want. I had a 10' platform that carried a Goldwing trike and Escapade trailer. I towed a 2010 Unlimited Rubicon on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-02-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Crasher
We have an electric one in our coach. My wife...

We have an electric one in our coach. My wife sometimes gets up early, 4am, many days and reads. She turns it on with the remote and soon the living room is toasty warm. We both enjoy the heat and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-02-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By Crasher
I used to park our farm equipment for several...

I used to park our farm equipment for several months over the cold WI winters. The key was to have the batteries at full charge when parked and disconnect the negative post. Fully charged is having...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-01-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,726
Posted By Crasher
It seems that there are different results with...

It seems that there are different results with and without the big flap. As I have posted in the past, we eliminated stone chips on the front of an enclosed trailer by removing it. Some say that I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-31-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,984
Posted By Crasher
Guess I've just been lucky when I read of all the...

Guess I've just been lucky when I read of all the problems people have had with their toys. I've owned six airplanes over the years and my only cost was annual inspections, insurance and fuel except...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-30-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Crasher
They are made by the Linglong Group, a China...

They are made by the Linglong Group, a China national enterprize. They are one of the 10 largest tire manufacturers in China. Not sure what that means, but I know all I need to know. :trash:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-30-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Crasher
That is a light truck tire. I think the "116T"...

That is a light truck tire. I think the "116T" means a load capacity of 2756#. Which is about what a 1 ton pickup truck might have. You will want a load index close to "150" or higher for your...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-27-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,475
Posted By Crasher
I never would have thought that we would be...

I never would have thought that we would be approaching 50 comments on the comparison of noise between a gas and diesel engine. Does it really matter? Everyone has a preference/need. Some like the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-26-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Crasher
For the past 10+ years we have avoided the cold...

For the past 10+ years we have avoided the cold gloomy WI winter weather by going to AZ in Oct and returning in May. We have had 2 partly cloudy days since early Oct and no rain. We don't socialize...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-26-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By Crasher
A tarp might damage the surface if wind could...

A tarp might damage the surface if wind could move it around. Even a slight flapping could mar the paint surface. It could protect it from the UV rays somewhat, but might do more damage than good. I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-26-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Crasher
The ride height setting for the valves is...

The ride height setting for the valves is critical to distributing the load evenly. When new, my Bus was 1100# heavier on the right steer tire than on the left. The cause was the left rear ride...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 12-26-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Crasher
Of all the places in a motorhome that should be...

Of all the places in a motorhome that should be insulated, the wet bay isn't. That fiberglass bottom transfers the cold for the outside into the most important part of the water system. After I had...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-24-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,341
Posted By Crasher
When we were younger (in our 20's) we did not...

When we were younger (in our 20's) we did not have enough money or the time for a 1700 mile trip to south Texas in a car staying in motels, so we just drove straight through. No interstates but a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-22-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By Crasher
It shouldn't make any difference. On my 03...

It shouldn't make any difference. On my 03 Phaeton, I went from 235/80/22.5 to 275/80/22.5 and it did not affect the anti lock system. They were a very tight fit in the rear and I had to trim the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,726
Posted By Crasher
I'm not sure of the odds I will be cited for no...

I'm not sure of the odds I will be cited for no mud flap on my coach. I'm always towing my Avalanche or a flat trailer. In either case I don't see where debri from my rear wheels would ever cause a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,983
Posted By Crasher
I'm not a fan of the Thor motorhomes. They just...

I'm not a fan of the Thor motorhomes. They just are not of the quality that I want. I don't HATE them as they fill a niche in the market. There is no reason for them to change the Tiffin line. Why...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,726
Posted By Crasher
There is a clause in the law that states that it...

There is a clause in the law that states that it does not apply to: "A truck tractor or converter dolly when used in combination with another vehicle." I'm pretty sure a MH towing a car or a trailer...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,726
Posted By Crasher
I removed that big flap several years ago after...

I removed that big flap several years ago after finding so many stone chips on my custom painted enclosed trailer. After repainting the front of the trailer and removing the flap, no more stone...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,875
Posted By Crasher
Yea, chances are you can find a closer shop.

Yea, chances are you can find a closer shop.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,475
Posted By Crasher
At idle, the older diesels could be noisy. On the...

At idle, the older diesels could be noisy. On the road, both gas and diesel will have road noise and some creaks and groans. The DP may have the rumble too. It's a box moving over a sometimes rough...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By Crasher
As Gary said, they all work well. Everyone has...

As Gary said, they all work well. Everyone has their preference. I've had the TST system since they first came out. It has performed well, so no need to look at anything else. Just keep in mind that...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,875
Posted By Crasher
Central WI The building is 80' X 110' with...

Central WI

The building is 80' X 110' with a diviner down the long center. Heated floor, enclosed shooting range on one long side, He can drive his 45' coach with 26' enclosed trailer in one end...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 839
Posted By Crasher
At five years old, if they do not perform as they...

At five years old, if they do not perform as they should or used to, just go ahead and replace them. Most brands of AGM would be a good choice. Five years ago, I replaced six 3 year old wet cells...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,875
Posted By Crasher
Growing up in the late 40's and 50's, all of the...

Growing up in the late 40's and 50's, all of the above is what we had. My son has been collecting all types of service station equipment for years. Walking into his home shop is like walking into a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-18-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By Crasher
How are you going to use a class A? Long extended...

How are you going to use a class A? Long extended trips? How many miles per year? Mostly short extended weekend camping? All of these and more questions come into play. Keep in mind that for the same...
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