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Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-07-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By CarlAda
We've averaged about 5.8 mpg over the life of the...

We've averaged about 5.8 mpg over the life of the coach. I've found that I get near 7 when driving on the flats, but it's the hills and mountains that kill us. I don't worry too much about it...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-01-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By CarlAda
You'd be hard pressed to get worse mpg than the...

You'd be hard pressed to get worse mpg than the C-13 gets. That's the engine in our coach. I just accept it for what it is and enjoy the life :)
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-11-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By CarlAda
You'll also have relay switches located behind a...

You'll also have relay switches located behind a panel beneath the sink in the toilet area. You'll have to remove the panel via 4 screws to access them. I had to replace one recently. You can...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-28-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By CarlAda
Yeah yeah....guess I deserve that :dance: Then...

Yeah yeah....guess I deserve that :dance: Then again, turns out that it's probably good that we didn't brave the passes Tuesday, as Ada's been sick since Monday.

Hope the T'Day Rally went (is...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-28-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By CarlAda
Floor Tile Heat

2007 Intrigue. Recently had a problem with forward tiles not heating and PremierRV replaced a part. Today, discovered that neither front or rear portions are working. On the Silverleaf panel, both...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-01-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By CarlAda
Yes, but I'm not sure it's a better plan....when...

Yes, but I'm not sure it's a better plan....when I traded our 06 Inspire in, I asked about that. Their answer was to remove the exterior vent grate, replace the light, then reweld the grate. ...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-30-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By CarlAda
Having the same problem with our 07 Intrigue. ...

Having the same problem with our 07 Intrigue. Driver side blows cold and passenger side will occasionally blow hot air. Seems to not do it when I flip the DSAC switch to remove control from...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-02-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By CarlAda
Traded an 06 Inspire for an 07 Intrigue. Night...

Traded an 06 Inspire for an 07 Intrigue. Night and day difference. Major upgrade between the 2.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-20-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By CarlAda
I used Adco for years (and have a fairly new set...

I used Adco for years (and have a fairly new set being unused) but replaced them with covers from Magneshade. They're more expensive, but much better looking and easier to install and remove than...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-30-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By CarlAda
I agree Bernie. Although it gets poor mileage...

I agree Bernie. Although it gets poor mileage (especially in the hillier areas where I live), it's a very good engine. On the flats, I see significantly better avg mileage. I've got around 88K on...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-29-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By CarlAda
I can affirm that the C13 is a thirsty engine. ...

I can affirm that the C13 is a thirsty engine. Good engine, but just like to burn diesel fuel.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-28-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By CarlAda
My installed antenna mount deteriorated. Rather...

My installed antenna mount deteriorated. Rather than try to mess around with altering the mount or going to a more expensive option, I bought an HDTV antenna from BestBuy, a ladder flagpole mount,...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-28-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By CarlAda
C13 Cat pushing a 42 foot Inspire comes in at a...

C13 Cat pushing a 42 foot Inspire comes in at a whopping 5.8MPG average.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-20-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By CarlAda
I have size 12 shoes and the AF1 cylinder on the...

I have size 12 shoes and the AF1 cylinder on the brake pedal does not interfere with my feet...not an issue for me.

Happy with my AF1, but have no M&G experience to offer comparison.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-03-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By CarlAda
Not one on our 07 Intrigue. As above. Remove...

Not one on our 07 Intrigue. As above. Remove pressure sources (pump, shore water)
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-19-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By CarlAda
AF1 includes an LED light that you can view...

AF1 includes an LED light that you can view (maybe) in your rear cam. I believe you could wire it to a light in your MH, but not positive on that. They also sell a wireless remote that works with...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-19-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By CarlAda
Not required in our case so I keep the fob in my...

Not required in our case so I keep the fob in my pocket.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-19-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,885
Posted By CarlAda
Whatever works for you and your wife. We all...

Whatever works for you and your wife. We all have different paths we take and there is no "best" way for all. For some, towing makes sense. For others, renting a car at destination works. And for...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-14-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By CarlAda
Other than poor mileage, no issues with my C13. ...

Other than poor mileage, no issues with my C13. I would avoid any CAT that has DPF (2007-2008 engines). Bear in mind that the engine production year and the coach year don't always coincide...i.e....
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-09-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By CarlAda
I leave our coach unwinterized here in southern...

I leave our coach unwinterized here in southern Oregon. I leave the diesel burner on and set the heat at 40. I don't drain the water system. We get freezing weather here, but rarely HARD freezes. ...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-08-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By CarlAda
My 07 Intrigue does not need to have the ignition...

My 07 Intrigue does not need to have the ignition on. Slides work fine on shore power.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-07-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,558
Posted By CarlAda
Whoever warned you not to buy a CC because the...

Whoever warned you not to buy a CC because the company went bankrupt and is no longer in business, doesn't know squat. Plenty of CC support available nationwide, but especially in the Oregon area.
...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-07-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,066
Posted By CarlAda
Had an SMI Stay N Play Duo on my last toad for 5...

Had an SMI Stay N Play Duo on my last toad for 5 years. Never had an issue with it. Sorry, can't help much.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-07-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By CarlAda
No experience with M&G, but the SMI AF1 works...

No experience with M&G, but the SMI AF1 works very well for me.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-07-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,954
Posted By CarlAda
Had cabinet work and tv upgrade done at Premier...

Had cabinet work and tv upgrade done at Premier RV in Junction City. Good work.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-03-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By CarlAda
Unless you physically damage your Jeep's...

Unless you physically damage your Jeep's installed tpms, none of the add-on tpms will affected the towed vehicle's monitoring system.

Personally, I use Pressure Pro. More expensive than most, but...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-03-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarlAda
I use a Roadmaster Sterling tow bar and SMI Air...

I use a Roadmaster Sterling tow bar and SMI Air Force One braking system. Is it the best? I don't know, but it works well for me. If you want a dependable and solid performing braking system with...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-02-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By CarlAda
I just went with simple 2 prong connectors you...

I just went with simple 2 prong connectors you can find in any auto parts store

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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-01-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By CarlAda
Had to do it with my last towed, not the current...

Had to do it with my last towed, not the current one. I went with TOAD-Charge. Works well, but the connectors are weak so I replace them with better ones.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-28-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By CarlAda
I have an SMI Air Force One that works well. ...

I have an SMI Air Force One that works well. Like the M&G, the initial setup takes time, but after that, it's simply a case of hooking up the air hose.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-28-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By CarlAda
Yes, it's okay to leave it plugged in. When I...

Yes, it's okay to leave it plugged in. When I lived in the cold areas, we would leave our block heaters on through the night (for our cars).
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-26-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By CarlAda
I had to use an 8 inch drop down and had to...

I had to use an 8 inch drop down and had to remove the tow bar backing out of and driving into the driveway (steep driveway). A bit of a pita, but the car was level. With the new toad, I have a 3...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-20-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By CarlAda
Does everything else work properly on the smart...

Does everything else work properly on the smart wheel? Do a search for "clock spring" with regards to the smart wheel. I don't recall the specifics but I had to have mine replaced on my previous...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-13-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By CarlAda
2 ways to deal with it...either plug in your...

2 ways to deal with it...either plug in your block heater or use the bypass/engine line and hydrohot to keep it warm (if your year coach has that option).
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-07-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By CarlAda
There is always a fork in the road of life. ...

There is always a fork in the road of life. Deciding which one to take is always an adventure on its own. Best to you on your new adventure!
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-29-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By CarlAda
On my coach with 3 heat pumps, zone 2 is electric...

On my coach with 3 heat pumps, zone 2 is electric only.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-29-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,932
Posted By CarlAda
There are MANY variables that will determine the...

There are MANY variables that will determine the cost of insurance. Just quoting the $ amount is meaningless without details of coverage. The less you pay, the less you're generally covered. While...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-25-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,932
Posted By CarlAda
I've got good insurance coverage, but I pay...

I've got good insurance coverage, but I pay through the nose for it. I average 5-6 mpg with my CAT C13 on an 07 Intrigue (42 foot) while towing. It's all good because I enjoy the coach.
...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-01-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,402
Posted By CarlAda
We don't full time with our rig and it often sits...

We don't full time with our rig and it often sits unused. It's not an issue for us. We enjoy it when we use it and that's all that matters.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-30-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,402
Posted By CarlAda
Upside down loans is a common problem when people...

Upside down loans is a common problem when people finance more than they can afford. Putting down a significant down payment will minimize that issue. Not much one can do about depreciation, it's a...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-30-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By CarlAda
Units at dealers are often significantly over...

Units at dealers are often significantly over priced. I suggest you peruse RVTrader for units that may suit your needs. In addition to a better price, it's quite likely that you'll find a unit in...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-27-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By CarlAda
Your coach is a 50 amp coach. Get a 50 amp surge...

Your coach is a 50 amp coach. Get a 50 amp surge protector. Yes, it will cover lower amperages. Don't skimp on this important component for your coach. Progressive Industries makes a very nice...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-24-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By CarlAda
Personally, I'd go with the largest weight...

Personally, I'd go with the largest weight capacity tire I could get to fit.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-24-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By CarlAda
Those Michelins? The 315s I looked at were Toyo...

Those Michelins? The 315s I looked at were Toyo and required 9 inch rims, which is why I stayed with the 285s.

Gary at Premier RV had told me that the 315s wouldn't be an issue with spacing, but...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-24-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By CarlAda
MPG on a Cat engine with the size of your coach...

MPG on a Cat engine with the size of your coach will be poor, towing or not. I have the C-13 on a 42 foot Intrigue and average in the neighborhood of 5.8 MPG, traveling mainly in the western...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-24-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By CarlAda
Rim size will be a major factor if you can go...

Rim size will be a major factor if you can go with 315s (in addition to clearances). I have 315s on the steer and 285s on the drive and tag.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-19-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By CarlAda
I ran a separate charge line using a Toad Charge....

I ran a separate charge line using a Toad Charge. Works for me.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-16-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By CarlAda
I toured a New Aire not that long ago. ...

I toured a New Aire not that long ago. Meh....It's not bad, for a smaller luxury coach, but still missing some of the build quality we know in our CCs.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-12-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,270
Posted By CarlAda
I went the cheap route .... I bought a small...

I went the cheap route .... I bought a small antenna for the house and use PVC piping as a mount which I can attach to the ladder (using the 1 inch flag pole mount) whenever I need OTA. I simply use...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-03-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By CarlAda
I have been pleased with Premier RV's service...

I have been pleased with Premier RV's service both pre and post Jim.
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