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Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-02-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 20,692
Posted By George Lewis
We bought "Hoppy" new on 12/31/98. I couldl have...

We bought "Hoppy" new on 12/31/98. I couldl have gotten a 34V but was unsure about the slide...heard about problems, etc. (still do on some makes) Anyway, he as served us well and has needed very...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-02-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 20,692
Posted By George Lewis
Gee, I feel better. I did not know I had a...

Gee, I feel better. I did not know I had a classic....but I love it and it runs like a hose. No slide on this model as I was not sure they would work very well back then. However we have plenty of...
Forum: RV'ing On A Budget 03-25-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 100,818
Posted By George Lewis
We have stayed overnight in many Wal Mart lots. ...

We have stayed overnight in many Wal Mart lots. We park at the side, out of the flow of traffic. We refuel before we park and get hot donuts before we leave. Never had a problem. Easy in, easy...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 02-18-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 51,596
Posted By George Lewis
I may have posted this before. I have a friend...

I may have posted this before. I have a friend who works for a large RV dealer. He says they have a big problem finding qualified technicians to work on RV problems when they come in for service. ...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 02-18-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 51,596
Posted By George Lewis
You and others saved me from a huge financial...

You and others saved me from a huge financial mistake....however I read where other brands have QC problems too. It is seldom the running gear, but the box construction....I am sure this keeps many...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 02-17-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 51,596
Posted By George Lewis
Okay, my post serves no purpose but here goes. A...

Okay, my post serves no purpose but here goes. A couple of years ago I went to Camping World in New Braunfels, TX. I loved the Palazzo 33.1 floorplan and they had a new one on the lot. We agreed...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-16-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,057
Posted By George Lewis
I don't know your RV but turn on your water and...

I don't know your RV but turn on your water and listen for the pump....you should be able to hear where it is. Good luck.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-11-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By George Lewis
I have the original price list from my '99 34J. ...

I have the original price list from my '99 34J. I saved it when we bought Hoppie on Dec. 31, 1998 in San Antonio from Traveltown Texas RV...long time closed now. The base price was $73,998. The...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-09-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By George Lewis
Before you use them, charge your new batteries...

Before you use them, charge your new batteries 24-36 hours. They will give you better service in the future with a 100% charge. New Batteries are seldom charged more than 80% or so when you buy...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-24-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By George Lewis
Can't help you much, but when you have the...

Can't help you much, but when you have the gererator running and put the thermostats down to ....say 60 degrees, you should hear the compressors come on and then cycle as they reach the assigned...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 06-28-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,175
Posted By George Lewis
Larry, it depends on what price level you speak...

Larry, it depends on what price level you speak of. If it is a $65,000 Class C it may be a good deal, if a $350,000 DP, not so good. What unit are you looking at? Dealers receive rebates on unsold...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-23-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,776
Posted By George Lewis
For JacksonJDNC. Fortunately we're parked where...

For JacksonJDNC. Fortunately we're parked where we could get help and not to far from a sizable dealer with a staff that's familiar with this coach. What if this happens in the middle of west Texas?...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 06-23-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,855
Posted By George Lewis
[QUOTE=StormD;2099722]We purchased our 2014 37KT...

[QUOTE=StormD;2099722]We purchased our 2014 37KT on Jan 11 2014. We were hoping to spend the next 6 or 7 months full timing it. Unfortunately, this coach is the worst purchase I've ever made. It has...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-20-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,230
Posted By George Lewis
Oh, thanks. I did not know this. Hey, I learn...

Oh, thanks. I did not know this. Hey, I learn something everyday on this site. I have been thinking/shopping for a DP....I don't need it, but at 81 years old and motorhomes not allowed in heaven,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-19-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,230
Posted By George Lewis
Ha ha, my mistake....I am just an old guy with an...

Ha ha, my mistake....I am just an old guy with an old motorhome....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-18-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,230
Posted By George Lewis
I am sorry for your problem and do not mean to...

I am sorry for your problem and do not mean to pick. However I think an inverter takes 12v from your house batteries and changes to 120v for your TV, etc. I don't think it "charges anything". The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-17-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By George Lewis
The Tiffin Breeze has a Navistar V8 and does not...

The Tiffin Breeze has a Navistar V8 and does not use DEF. Cummins engines do.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-15-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,619
Posted By George Lewis
I run 62-63 which seems to be the "sweet spot" on...

I run 62-63 which seems to be the "sweet spot" on my clunker. Speed limit is 75 from Boerne, TX and then goes to 80 mph on IH10 west of Kerrville, TX to El Paso. A lot of IH20 in west Texas is also...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-15-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,841
Posted By George Lewis
SarahW, thank you. I will look closer as I...

SarahW, thank you. I will look closer as I shop....however I am not shopping too hard as my old Bounder runs and works great....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-15-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,348
Posted By George Lewis
Just my opinion and you will get a lot of info...

Just my opinion and you will get a lot of info here. Ask lots of questions to learn about RVing. Anyway, it sounds like you have done your homework and have a good dealer (important!). We were...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-15-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,841
Posted By George Lewis
Just for my education. Do all Bounder models...

Just for my education. Do all Bounder models have the VacuFlush system now or just those with two toilets? My toilet sits on top of the black tank and I use the chemicals to keep things quite and...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-12-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,244
Posted By George Lewis
During the winter any place on or below Hwy 290...

During the winter any place on or below Hwy 290 (Austin to Kerrville) will have lots of good weather...a little cool in Jan-Feb, but no snow or ice. There are many great RV parks in K'ville, Boerne,...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-12-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,841
Posted By George Lewis
Brian, thanks, but I have never been on a ship,...

Brian, thanks, but I have never been on a ship, cruise or Navy...always flew when I went anywhere....had a chance to ride to Japan on a Navy ship some years ago but decided to fly instead.... I get...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-12-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,225
Posted By George Lewis
I always use 87 octane and get 7.5 mpg @ 62 mph...

I always use 87 octane and get 7.5 mpg @ 62 mph on an average. My previous V10 Ford was Class C and got a little better with it....figure 7-8 and enjoy the ride.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-12-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,841
Posted By George Lewis
I am an old guy with an old Bounder. What is a...

I am an old guy with an old Bounder. What is a vacuflush toilet? Something to do with a pump, etc. How does it work? I have looked at the Bounder models you have, but did not pay any attention to...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,853
Posted By George Lewis
Three motorhomes in twenty years. We always run...

Three motorhomes in twenty years. We always run the generator when driving to cool the coach....in south Texas, you die slowly if you don't.

What concerns me is the "service manager" saying not...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 06-01-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,621
Posted By George Lewis
Perhaps I don't understand the problem. When I...

Perhaps I don't understand the problem. When I leave the coach I open the door and the steps go out and I turn off the switches, go out and close the door and the steps stay out with the power off. ...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-29-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By George Lewis
Shelley, I meant put your RV info in your...

Shelley, I meant put your RV info in your signature then it is always there. Anyway, I park my Bounder in my barn and I have a 30 amp outlet so in the cold months I plug it in and have an electric...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-28-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By George Lewis
It is good if you put your make...model...year in...

It is good if you put your make...model...year in your post....it helps us hlep you. My bounder wall plugs are operational when on shore power....In colder WX I plug in an electric heater to keep my...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-28-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,613
Posted By George Lewis
I get 7.5 mpg @ 63 mph. However I don't worry...

I get 7.5 mpg @ 63 mph. However I don't worry about mileage when I eat and sleep in "Hoppie", grinning as I pass motels and cafes....
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-24-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By George Lewis
I guess you have two 6v deep cycle batteries. ...

I guess you have two 6v deep cycle batteries. Needing that much water could be a problem. Invest in a Battery Tender charger, 1.5 to 2.0 v and charge them externally and see how it goes. Your...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-08-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By George Lewis
Thanks, now I know.

Thanks, now I know.
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 05-07-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,175
Posted By George Lewis
With the poor quality control, poor workmanship,...

With the poor quality control, poor workmanship, cheapened interiors and lots of overall problems, we will keep our old junker. It runs like a hose and no problems.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-07-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 339,375
Posted By George Lewis
Yes, I should have made it 40x60 but one...

Yes, I should have made it 40x60 but one restriction was a huge oak tree in the way but the boss said "no way" will we cut it.... I did make the floor 6" thick with high psi concrete with 9" square...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-06-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 339,375
Posted By George Lewis
I have a 30x40 with a 16x13 door....I insulated...

I have a 30x40 with a 16x13 door....I insulated it....needed in south Texas and built a mezzanine 7' high and 8' wide with stairs at the back. Stores lots of stuff I will need tomorrow and have not...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-06-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By George Lewis
Re reading the nice posts, but "do I have an...

Re reading the nice posts, but "do I have an inverter on this model"? If so, where might it be...I have been all over this unit, but never saw what I thought was a inverter....
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-05-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By George Lewis
Thanks to all for your inputs. Yes, I have the...

Thanks to all for your inputs. Yes, I have the humidifier...however when we dry camp in south Texas or any place around here, I run the gererator for the ac. I may not need an inverter as I run the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-05-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By George Lewis
Do I have an inverter?

Do I have an inverter on my 1999 34J Bounder? Never needed one, but now I do. If I do, I have never seen it or knew what I was looking at. I now need to run a CPAP machine and wonder what size to buy...
Forum: Palazzo Motorhomes 04-17-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,806
Posted By George Lewis
I agree that most HOA's cause trouble....that...

I agree that most HOA's cause trouble....that said, I have two 30X40 barns for my tractor, lawn equipment, toys, Bounder, motorcycles, 4 wheelers, etc. I went with metal and insulated one. #1 has a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-23-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,475
Posted By George Lewis
Disconnect the positive first....and replace it...

Disconnect the positive first....and replace it last....If you remove the negative first and touch any metal it wil arc.... That is the way an electric welder works, you touch the rod to the metal...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-22-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,475
Posted By George Lewis
To increase battery life, charge them to 100%...

To increase battery life, charge them to 100% before using them. Most new batteries are only charged to +/- 80% so you need to bring them up to a full charge. A 1.5-2.0 amp charger is all you...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-20-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,261
Posted By George Lewis
I have had two Class C's and present Class A. ...

I have had two Class C's and present Class A. One C was a Winnebago and the other two Fleetwoods. All three were excellent machines with few if any problems. Never had to contact Fleetwood or...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-12-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,966
Posted By George Lewis
We bought a 1999 34J new. I hate it! Nothing...

We bought a 1999 34J new. I hate it! Nothing has gone wrong with it in the last 14 years. It runs like a hose! A few rattles and clunks, but a perfect MH. I hate it because I don't have any...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-25-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By George Lewis
This rv is our second FW. I do like them and...

This rv is our second FW. I do like them and won't trade because this one is all we need and no problems....tires, batteries, water pump (1), stuff like that but it runs like a hose. If we buy...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-15-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 98,243
Posted By George Lewis
Thanks and we are still on the fence...ha ha ...

Thanks and we are still on the fence...ha ha Wife says buy if you want...hey she goes with the flow. I have a good friend who has has had four DPs and he downgraded from a 42' to a 2013 32' Tiffen...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 98,243
Posted By George Lewis
I have been following your posts on your purchase...

I have been following your posts on your purchase from Ancira. As I live two miles from them, they have done what little work I needed on my old junker and I was always very satisfied...not cheap,...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 02-09-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By George Lewis
We purchased "Hoppie" 12/31/98. He has no slides...

We purchased "Hoppie" 12/31/98. He has no slides but we have plenty of room and everything works. Shopped new gassers and DPs but can't find any we like better than Hoppie....he rattles, shakes,...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-29-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 669
Posted By George Lewis
Slide hardware

I have read of slide problems on several web sites. RV manufactures that use one slide hardware manufacture seem to have more problems than those who use other systems. Could you tell me the mfg....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-21-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,657
Posted By George Lewis
Ha, I remembered the "Class C" after I sent the...

Ha, I remembered the "Class C" after I sent the post. Like said try a mirrow mount...it works. Go to any truck stop and ask around...lots of different mounts for different vehicles. I have a small...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-20-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 98,243
Posted By George Lewis
I, too, am a wantabe 33D Excursion owner. As...

I, too, am a wantabe 33D Excursion owner. As posted earlier, my dealer is two miles from my house and got a 33D in. I looked at it and loved it, left to go get the wife, came back and they were...
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