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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-15-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Agaveguy
Our 40' DP was weighed today

I was pleasantly surprised that our 2013 40' Thor Tuscany was well within it's GVWR limits. I read so often here that coaches are built right up to their axle limits.

I weighed it with a full...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-06-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By Agaveguy
I try to research parts pricing before I buy at...

I try to research parts pricing before I buy at the dealer but this was an unexpected repair while I had the coach already up on jacks. I just wanted to get it done and back on the ground that day. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-06-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By Agaveguy
You know I thought about documenting the job in...

You know I thought about documenting the job in photos but I got busy with it and forgot all about it. It wasn't difficult at all but not a job I would encourage just anyone try themselves. Once I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-02-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Agaveguy
What to use on black paint around carriage doors??

When I open up the carriage doors on my DP the matte black paint the framework is painted with looks terrible. I've heard recommendations of lemon Pledge and the floor waxing stuff but don't want to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-01-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By Agaveguy
Check your airbags

I have been servicing my 2013 40' DP. I changed all of the fluids and filters, water pump, drive belt and tensioner, thermostat and air conditioning compressor due to a leak. I also hit all of the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-01-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By Agaveguy
I finally got around to replacing my tires, I...

I finally got around to replacing my tires, I stuck with the stock sized 275/70R22.5, my tire guy talked me into Hankook AH37 tires. He was telling me that he installs the Hankooks 10 to 1 to any...
Forum: Jayco Owner's Forum 10-16-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By Agaveguy
Take a deep breath and realize all RVs have...

Take a deep breath and realize all RVs have issues. If a water leak and AC concern are all that plagues your new RV then consider yourself lucky. Hang in there it will get resolved.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 10-13-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By Agaveguy
Seems like I've been down this road before haha....

Seems like I've been down this road before haha. A service tech ended up taking the whole thing off of the side of our coach when our outside TV needed replacing. He cut the caulking and took the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,923
Posted By Agaveguy
Doesn't look too bad to me. A few hours with a...

Doesn't look too bad to me. A few hours with a red scotchbright pad and wire brush, then some Rustoleum in a rattle can will fix her up just fine. If not in a hurry you can mask off things you don't...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By Agaveguy
Hey RV_TireMan, I was actually wanting to go from...

Hey RV_TireMan, I was actually wanting to go from 70 series to 80, you may not have read through the original post.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By Agaveguy
Its been a while since I posted here about this,...

Its been a while since I posted here about this, I'm just now getting around to working on the coach. I want to go ahead and buy new tires anyways due to age, and then weigh and adjust pressures...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-30-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By Agaveguy
Anyone ever remodel their shower?

Been debating with the spouse over trading in our DP or keeping it and fixing all of the things that we don't like about it. Well it turns out it isn't cost effective to upgrade at this point, we'd...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-30-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By Agaveguy
40' DP poor ride, time for a tire upgrade?

Hello all, I have a 2013 40' DP on a Freightliner chassis and am running 275/70/22.5 GY tires at all 6 locations. For the longest time I have felt that the ride isn't all that great, it gives us a...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 09-06-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,185
Posted By Agaveguy
What a great idea. But what about the 25-50K you...

What a great idea. But what about the 25-50K you lose when doing that?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By Agaveguy
There has to be a method to center the steering...

There has to be a method to center the steering wheel. If individual rt and left adjustments do not exist on the tie rod and the steering link is solid, there must be a splined connection either at...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-08-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,659
Posted By Agaveguy
Wow! There is no excuse to be made for that. The...

Wow! There is no excuse to be made for that. The tech, if one could call him a tech, needs to rethink his approach to what he is paid to do. Maybe a job in fast food is in order?

I'm a tech with...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-25-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,075
Posted By Agaveguy
Are you familiar with the operation of the...

Are you familiar with the operation of the inverter and battery voltages for your coach? It may not be a problem with the refrigerator itself. The compressor may not have the power it needs to start....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-25-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,466
Posted By Agaveguy
The buyer is playing you hoping you will settle...

The buyer is playing you hoping you will settle for his lowball offer. You can play his game as well and counter back.

You have found yourself in quite the quagmire, you have a less than...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-25-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,308
Posted By Agaveguy
Sorry to hear of your troubles, it really,...

Sorry to hear of your troubles, it really, REALLY, takes the fun out of buying a nice rig.

We have a Tuscany that we almost traded in recently to just make the problems go away, the truth is we...
Forum: Cummins Engines 06-17-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,982
Posted By Agaveguy
6.7 ISB power upgrades

My coach is a '13 with the 360/800 6.7 ISB that uses DEF, the trans is the 3000. Are there any power upgrades available for this particular engine without compromising it's integrity? I am aware it...
Forum: Cummins Engines 06-17-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By Agaveguy
$900 for the fan clutch seems like a good deal to...

$900 for the fan clutch seems like a good deal to me, I just replaced the fan clutch on my 6.7 DP and it was $1388 from freightliner, it was made by Horton.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-17-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By Agaveguy
So what did Freightliner say? They built it.

So what did Freightliner say? They built it.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-17-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By Agaveguy
I would like to see a subforum for Tuscany owners...

I would like to see a subforum for Tuscany owners as well.
Forum: Cummins Engines 05-21-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,884
Posted By Agaveguy
Diesel tech here...I won't go into gross detail...

Diesel tech here...I won't go into gross detail about diesel emission equipment as most just don't care but I wanted to point out that DEF is an exhaust aftertreatment system and has zero impact on...
Forum: Cummins Engines 05-21-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,997
Posted By Agaveguy
CAC is charge air cooler, about the same size as...

CAC is charge air cooler, about the same size as the coolant radiator. In the coach it sits between the radiator and fan blades.

Your ISB is a rear radiator so it uses a belt driven fan with an...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-21-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Agaveguy
Quality dealer repairs just a dream?

Why are the repairs to your RV made at the dealer so sloppy? I had the slide on my coach repaired at LaMesa this last week, they replaced the Schwintek tracks and upright mechanical parts. The repair...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 05-21-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By Agaveguy
Awesome new features. I would absolutely love to...

Awesome new features. I would absolutely love to upgrade my 2013 Tuscany 40EX, but the money lost to do an upgrade makes it financially impossible for us. Not to mention the registration fees would...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-04-2017, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By Agaveguy
As per my conversation with a Lippert person, the...

As per my conversation with a Lippert person, the 3 track system only solves problems with slides migrating open when driving. The 3 track was not intended to fix anything other than that. Everyone...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-12-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,706
Posted By Agaveguy
We have a 2013 Thor Tuscany, there are a few...

We have a 2013 Thor Tuscany, there are a few issues that we are working through but for the most part we like the coach. We have not experienced the poor quality that some who have owned them claim....
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-12-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,792
Posted By Agaveguy
I think the DPFs started showing up 2007ish,...

I think the DPFs started showing up 2007ish, while the DEF injection was 2010 or 11. Personally I wouldn't settle for an older coach just to avoid the emission systems that the newer ones are...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-12-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,383
Posted By Agaveguy
The 360/800 in our 40' coach will allow us to...

The 360/800 in our 40' coach will allow us to drive as fast as we want although highway travel usually ends up about 62-65, we do slow down to sometimes 25 or 30 on very steep grades.

If your...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-12-2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By Agaveguy
You may have a partially clogged fuel filter, yes...

You may have a partially clogged fuel filter, yes even at 3000 miles. It only takes one tank of dirty fuel. Power that comes and goes is a characteristic of a plugged filter. It happened to us on our...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-12-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,792
Posted By Agaveguy
How does the Diesel Particulate Filter help with...

How does the Diesel Particulate Filter help with EGR issues?

:popcorn:
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 02-11-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,455
Posted By Agaveguy
Great little video. I keep trying to convince...

Great little video. I keep trying to convince people that Thor has really stepped up their game in the last few years, the newest body style coaches are really an excellent bang for your buck....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-10-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,122
Posted By Agaveguy
2013 Tuscany XTE 40EX, 15,500 miles Purchased...

2013 Tuscany XTE 40EX, 15,500 miles
Purchased 6/15 $159,000 from dealer show
Condition - solid 9
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 02-10-2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,719
Posted By Agaveguy
^^^This. Let me remind everyone that Tiffin,...

^^^This.

Let me remind everyone that Tiffin, a brand that is put up on a very high pedestal, had the same problem just a few years ago. I didn't hear about anybody running to dump their Allegro...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 02-07-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By Agaveguy
Technician at GM dealer for 30 years here...that...

Technician at GM dealer for 30 years here...that oil wouldn't raise an eyebrow for me at all. If it's a diesel it will be black and dirty, that's just what diesel engines do.

I know a lot of you...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 02-06-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By Agaveguy
No such thing as a dumb question. During your PDI...

No such thing as a dumb question. During your PDI walkthrough, take as much time as you need to understand the systems, it is your hard earned money that purchased it - a few hours of the dealers...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-06-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,536
Posted By Agaveguy
^^^ Haha that's funny. I'm in Phoenix and LaMesa...

^^^ Haha that's funny. I'm in Phoenix and LaMesa sports a show every other month at the University of Phoenix Stadium (yes where the Superbowl was a few years ago). You can see the same coaches if...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 02-06-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,719
Posted By Agaveguy
I have a 2013 40EX that has water damage under...

I have a 2013 40EX that has water damage under the tank, the floor has not yet began to deteriorate but the sheet metal skin underneath is swelled up and spongy.

I had found my gravity fill not...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-18-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By Agaveguy
We have Dish at home and in the RV, we haven't...

We have Dish at home and in the RV, we haven't used it in the RV for months but is a hassle to call and drop it, then call again to turn it back on. It is a big frustration for us to have to pay for...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-18-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By Agaveguy
I have not specifically looked at the clearance...

I have not specifically looked at the clearance above the tire in the wheel wells with the bags deflated, but I do know that some of the other floor plans and powertrain options with my coach had the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-17-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By Agaveguy
Tire size and gear ratio

Not sure where to post this so I put it here in the class A forum.

I have a 40' DP with 275/70/22.5 tires. I want to use 275/80/22.5 tires for the better ride.

For those who have made such a...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-17-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By Agaveguy
Kartchner Caverns just outside of Benson is a...

Kartchner Caverns just outside of Benson is a world class cave, 95% of it is untouched, it is unbelievable what the state of Arizona does to preserve it. The campground at the site is very nice.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-08-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,708
Posted By Agaveguy
We have a 40' with the 6.7 ISB, 360hp/800tq. The...

We have a 40' with the 6.7 ISB, 360hp/800tq. The coach is right about 33k and tow an offroad car on a flat trailer, I think we're close to 37,500 when gassed up and full of water towing the trailer....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-28-2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,738
Posted By Agaveguy
Replacing the hydraulic hoses is a pretty easy...

Replacing the hydraulic hoses is a pretty easy job. There should not be any pressure in the lines when the slide is stationary, although you may get a little fluid come out when you remove the lines....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,660
Posted By Agaveguy
The BCC # is 00-00606-320 for a diesel. I...

The BCC # is 00-00606-320 for a diesel.

I have googled the # I called and it is an RV electronics repair shop. It was kind of interesting that Intellitec sent me right to this shop. What is the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-20-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,660
Posted By Agaveguy
I spoke with the technical person at Intellitec...

I spoke with the technical person at Intellitec today, he said the pc board in my Battery Control Center was bad. He said that even though the coach is a '13 it is an obsolete part and no replacement...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-18-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,660
Posted By Agaveguy
Ok I poked around a bit in the compartment where...

Ok I poked around a bit in the compartment where the solenoid is, and it gets it's coil power from the Intellitec Battery Control Center right next to it. The coil has 3.5v applied to it continuously...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-18-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,660
Posted By Agaveguy
So if the relay is energized all of the time, why...

So if the relay is energized all of the time, why does there need to be a relay there?

Not saying you're incorrect (redapple), just think something needs to turn the relay on and off. I have not...
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