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Forum: Just Conversation 01-11-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Helping others is a good thing. Thank you

Helping others is a good thing. Thank you
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-01-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,722
Posted By Cloud Dancer
I like the way you think. Congratulations...

I like the way you think. Congratulations...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-29-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,521
Posted By Cloud Dancer
NOPE. Certainly not about a front tire blowout in...

NOPE. Certainly not about a front tire blowout in my Dutch Star. It's simple, do nothing with the pedals! Simply do NOT get brain freeze, just instantly properly give it he!! with the steering wheel...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-19-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Is this factual, or just a feel-good story?

Is this factual, or just a feel-good story?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-01-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 25,480
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Another thing is that nobody knows of any...

Another thing is that nobody knows of any analytical/scientific explanation for stepping on the accelerator immediately whenever a tire blowout occurs. It doesn't make sense either. Everything tells...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-30-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 25,480
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Thank you for the video. Yes, this is an OLD...

Thank you for the video. Yes, this is an OLD video, and this might explain why there's so many misleading statements and diagrams on it. But, I don't personally believe that a Michelin physicist or...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-28-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 25,480
Posted By Cloud Dancer
IMO my Dutch Star on a Spartan chassis is safe...

IMO my Dutch Star on a Spartan chassis is safe enough for me and my wife. However, we own a KardiaMobile 6L so that I can check my heart before driving our motorhome. I want to be in shape to profile...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-28-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 25,480
Posted By Cloud Dancer
".....the theory regarding how to control a motor...

".....the theory regarding how to control a motor home in less-than-ideal situations."
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It is NOT a theory, it is proved every day. I've done it myself, many times. In 66 years of driving on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-27-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 25,480
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Nobody has implied that there's a way for the...

Nobody has implied that there's a way for the driver to control a motorhome after it has come apart.
I don NOT believe that you can succeed in designing, producing, and selling a motorhome without...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 25,480
Posted By Cloud Dancer
I'm saying it's their money, therefore they can...

I'm saying it's their money, therefore they can buy whatever they choose.
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What I want to do is keep on explaining the science of staying in control of their motorhome. Obviously, many many...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 25,480
Posted By Cloud Dancer
In any case, the theme should be that it's the...

In any case, the theme should be that it's the driver's responsibility to maintain control of his vehicle. Yes, the motorhome came apart,..but it was the driver who failed to correctly steer it and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-24-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 25,480
Posted By Cloud Dancer
This thread is about a motorhome that went out of...

This thread is about a motorhome that went out of control first, and the result is what we see in the photo.
We know there are thousands and thousands of motorhomes which we wish were built better...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-05-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,001
Posted By Cloud Dancer
BTW I belong to the 7 to 7 Wallydockers. I've...

BTW I belong to the 7 to 7 Wallydockers. I've never had a problem.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-03-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,001
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Does Walmart pay taxes? I bet they do. And, I...

Does Walmart pay taxes? I bet they do. And, I help them do it. And, I only put out one slideout (the one with the king bed). And, Walmart allows me.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-02-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,001
Posted By Cloud Dancer
I've decided to wait for the problem to appear...

I've decided to wait for the problem to appear before I attempt to solve it. But, I know it'll be rough on us cheapskates.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-02-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,271
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Thank you RAY, that's the best example of a RV...

Thank you RAY, that's the best example of a RV port I've ever seen. I certainly would recommend this one for the OP
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-02-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By Cloud Dancer
I too believe it's in the chassis. I owned five...

I too believe it's in the chassis. I owned five class A motorhomes with substandard ride qualities. THEN, I special-ordered my 40ft Dutch Star, on a long-wheelbase Spartan chassis with IFS and with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-29-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 25,480
Posted By Cloud Dancer
* I"ll start here: It has been said that a...

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I"ll start here:
It has been said that a Michelin expert made this statement:
"When a vehicle’s front tire has a sudden loss of air, the front corner of the vehicle will drop, creating a side...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-29-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 25,480
Posted By Cloud Dancer
While we wait for improved design and...

While we wait for improved design and construction safety features to become more affordable, IMO we should concentrate on teaching drivers how to avoid head-on crashes AND maneuvers which result in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-28-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,578
Posted By Cloud Dancer
What do you want? You want a soft comfortable...

What do you want? You want a soft comfortable ride, or a harsh ride with an optimized ratio of fore/aft roll stiffness (for good handling in the turns)?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-25-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 25,480
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Survival

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Stay cool, and steer with authority. Sometimes, going for the most survivable crash is the only best thing you've got. It's what a good driver does, no brain freeze and give it your best shot with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-24-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 25,480
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Good luck with trying to make motorhome...

Good luck with trying to make motorhome construction safer. I'm personally going to keep attempting to expose the misleading statements in the instructional videos which show simulated front tire...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-20-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,578
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Lose the Bilsteins. It was an expensive lesson.

Lose the Bilsteins. It was an expensive lesson.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-20-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,276
Posted By Cloud Dancer
The corner of the motorhome (same corner as the...

The corner of the motorhome (same corner as the failed tire) that "drops" is being incorrectly analyzed. It drops due to the ever-present force of GRAVITY, which is a vertical force. It is NOT a side...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-20-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,276
Posted By Cloud Dancer
*The reason it is NOT about the CG is because it...

*The reason it is NOT about the CG is because it is a resistive force. It's call a resistive force because it resists the FORWARD motion of the vehicle. Its direction of force is parallel to the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-19-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,276
Posted By Cloud Dancer
n2zon, The torque that you speak of is NOT...

n2zon,
The torque that you speak of is NOT about the center of gravity of the motorhome. It will be about the axis of the spindle's kingpin. And because there is a mechanical link from the spindle...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-19-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 25,480
Posted By Cloud Dancer
On this one,....not ready to say pilot error.

On this one,....not ready to say pilot error.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-19-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,276
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Point one

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My point is, for obvious reasons it makes more sense to tell the facts about a front tire blowout. Wishing that affordable motorhomes were built with better protection for the driver and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-18-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,276
Posted By Cloud Dancer
YEAH

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ME TOO!....seeing as how all I can afford is my ole Dutch Star/Spartan...(wishing for a new Prevost)
I have a front tire blowout,...I smile, do nothing with my feet, I do NOT quit steering with...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-18-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Greek

*It's greek to me. Time out. I'm looking to buy an upgrade phone. This one makes no sense sometimes. And, I need to learn more about lingo and symbology. Thanks
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-18-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,276
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Fear

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What I fear is fear itself. Why would instructional videos want to scare RVers by saying that when a front tire on a motorhome has a blowout the corner will drop, creating a side force, and that...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-17-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,276
Posted By Cloud Dancer
More relevant info

*Before the blowout, you have the principle vector of the mass in motion, and it points straight ahead, and it obeys Newton's first law of motion. You also have two small equal vectors pointing...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-15-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Ref new smart phone, teach old dog new trick

My ole flip top broke in half. A new replacement no longer made sense,...too expensive. I bought a new smart phone, Samsung Galaxy J2 Shine for $14......, and 100 times I almost took a hammer to it...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-11-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,276
Posted By Cloud Dancer
IMO The driver lost control. He might've...

IMO The driver lost control. He might've experienced a momentary incapacitation due to a sudden steer-tire failure.
The tire is still on the wheel, which indicates to me that the vehicle was...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-09-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,958
Posted By Cloud Dancer
I'll never be able to afford mine. I want to be...

I'll never be able to afford mine. I want to be able to comfortably be able to do major work on the roof of my big motorhome,....and and leave the roof OPEN for long periods, and NOT worry about the...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-08-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,618
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Driving is a very responsible job. Too bad...

Driving is a very responsible job. Too bad there's so many substandard drivers. Some of them are driving large motorhomes.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-08-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By Cloud Dancer
People have complicated conditions, and we...

People have complicated conditions, and we overthink it....?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-26-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By Cloud Dancer
I would temporarily decrease the tongue weight by...

I would temporarily decrease the tongue weight by rolling the bottom vehicle rearward.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-21-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By Cloud Dancer
DO NOT be mislead. The airbags by themselves is...

DO NOT be mislead. The airbags by themselves is Not what gives you the improved ride and comfort. It's the fact that with the proper design of the airbags, and WITH automatic ride-height valve...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-17-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,228
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Our Dutch Star has two 15000 btu low profile roof...

Our Dutch Star has two 15000 btu low profile roof units. The dash unit is whatever comes in the Spartan chassis.
My wife wants all of them cooling everywhere whenever SHE demands it. I'm gland we...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-13-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,026
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Compared to the rear-engine design, IMO the...

Compared to the rear-engine design, IMO the mid-engine Spartan chassis is "a solution looking for the problem". I say this NOT because I own a rear-engine Spartan chassis (Dutch Star), but because of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-10-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By Cloud Dancer
First, you have to make sure you know how to...

First, you have to make sure you know how to properly draw the vector analysis diagram.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-08-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Whenever I park my Dutch Star/Spartan/Michelin...

Whenever I park my Dutch Star/Spartan/Michelin for several weeks, I put the HWH levelers down such that the whole weight of the MH is NOT on the tires.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-01-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
Posted By Cloud Dancer
You can spend a whole lot of time listening,...

You can spend a whole lot of time listening, reading and learning. But, Going from my experiences, I would first REPLACE the a/c to roof main gaskets, one unit at a time. And, while you are doing...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-01-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Cloud Dancer
On my Dutch Star/Spartan with the 7500 Onan gen,...

On my Dutch Star/Spartan with the 7500 Onan gen, when it was about 6 years old, the gen would run awhile and stop. After trying different things, I finally took a look inside the small radiator, and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-01-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Caster is the most important adjustment which...

Caster is the most important adjustment which might help you. However, in order for caster adjustment to do much good, the front axle must be loaded almost to its limit, otherwise you will not...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-26-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Cloud Dancer
I have never owned a smart phone. The main reason...

I have never owned a smart phone. The main reason is that everyone that I ask tells me you can lock a smart phone in either portrait or landscape mode. I smile and say please show me how to do it. So...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-19-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,907
Posted By Cloud Dancer
It doesn't work for me. They all drive back into...

It doesn't work for me. They all drive back into my lane way too soon. I immediately change lanes to avoid their wake turbulence. Yes, I make sure the coast is clear before I change lanes.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-12-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,249
Posted By Cloud Dancer
Buy it,....and become an expert on it. IMO...

Buy it,....and become an expert on it. IMO slideouts are great for increasing the heated and cooled living area.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-28-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,742
Posted By Cloud Dancer
In order to own my Dutch Star/Spartan a total of...

In order to own my Dutch Star/Spartan a total of 30 years, I would need to keep it about 12 more years. Yes, I can believe it will last 12 more years. If I don't make it, someone else...
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