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  1. Campers With Children Under 20-- Check In!

    We also love our Disney Vacations, DVC members, love Disney Cruise Lines, next April we are going to Fort Wilderness. So we do a lot of variety for our vacations DVC also? Us too! Ha I knew I liked you
  2. Cajun Food

    What an amazing place, thank you for sharing the photos!
  3. Cummins ISL 400hp

    Brian, not your fault, sounds like the clamp failed. Pretty common, if you bring the clamp and bellows to a truck parts store replace both clamps and the bellows. You should immediately notice the replacement clamps are much more robust that what it came with from the factory. I usually wipe the inside of the rubber bellows and outside of the tube with a rag and with brake cleaner on it, helps it to stay put.

    WOW is that nice
  5. 1st MH Road Trip w/ mileage

    Great advice!
  6. 1st MH Road Trip w/ mileage

    Great song by the way!
  7. Tools Needed for Full-Timing

    You can do it, i ditched mine in 2014 it went with the last coach, they matched stripes and decals anyway.
  8. Simple Tires Online

    I buy all of my tires from these people on the east coast. Pricing is great and you have options from the top tier one tires down to cheap no name tires. Phil they have locations in NJ, I use their Millville NJ location often for work. https://www.sttc.com/
  9. 1st MH Road Trip w/ mileage

    Time to blow the dust out of that coach!
  10. 1st MH Road Trip w/ mileage

    I don't see why not, 64 isn't a bad route and 95 through Richmond is the easiest of any city I have ever driven through.

    Ours would seat 12 up front 10 could see each other other two in the booth would be facing the wrong way, our coach is 41'2". I'm with Carl on this any group this large take it outside under the awning. To answer your question above Spartan in the model years you desire. My reasoning, as an EX Fire apparatus technician Spartan builds a superior fire truck chassis, some of that robustness carries into their RV chassis for longevity and dependability. Don't get fooled by a Freightliner chassis renamed "Powerglide" or "Roadmaster" in today's markets, this is a marketing scam to charge you more for less. Found this comparison on the web; Diesel Pusher Motorhome Chassis Comparison We have a friend that says he can't tell the difference between the way his Buick Century and a BMW drive. Another friend thinks his small Toyota pickup rides really nice. They are nice folks, but they simply don't notice the difference between extremely different vehicles. Then there are some of us, like myself, that notice significant differences between very similar cars; like between our 1984 Mercedes 300SD and 1984 Mercedes 300CD, even though they have the same chassis and suspension design. They're even the same color! Some people have suggested comparing specifications of the different chassis. That only works to a limited extent. Some auto & RV manufacturers are experts at cloning specifications yet the results are dramatically different than the vehicle being copied. How many car makers would have you believe that their compact sporty sedan drives like a BMW 3-Series? All of them! But, none can match the little Bimmer. The same holds true with motor homes. The manufacturers of less expensive MH's go to a great deal of effort to convince the prospective buyer that their $175,000 DP is virtually the same as a competitor's $250,000 DP. The truth is that the differences between brands is less than the difference between price points. What I've noticed that each chassis manufacturer tends to it's own characteristics (think personality) that reflect both the overall design and the sum of the parts. Here's my spin on the players. Partially to avoid Ford/Chevy (or Mercedes/BMW) arguments, I've used all GM brands as an automotive comparison. Dynomax: A proprietary chassis of Country Coach began in 1998 after Gillig left the RV market. Semi-monocoque, all-welded all-steel construction, including suspension mounting and adjustment, all IFS. A premium chassis with excellent ride & handling. Freightliner: A dependable chassis with a focus on price, like a Chevrolet. Freightliner got into the RV business in the mid-90's when it purchased Oshkosh. Very popular in the entry level to mid-range DP's. Tends to ride softly and wallow more than the other chassis in its price class. Gillig: A popular chassis for expensive, high-end DPs (Beaver, Country Coach & Foretravel) until 1997 when they left the RV market to focus on their school busses. Each of these DP makers responded by developing their own proprietary chassis. A very heavy-duty traditional raised-rail chassis with a Cadillac kind of ride and handling. Magnum: A proprietary chassis brand of Safari. Starting with the Safari line in the mid-90's and migrating up the Beaver line in the late 90's. A wide variety of innovative chassis ranging from lower-middle level to the very high-end Prevost wannabe Beaver Solitaire. The higher end Magnum chassis used on the Beaver Patriots, Marquis & Solitaire were equipped with 8-bag like the Monaco, but with larger air bags for a better ride. Newell: Proprietary chassis semi-monocoque chassis for very high end Newell DP's. Peak: A proprietary chassis for Alpine. A relatively new design Huck-bolted raised-rail chassis with rugged features similar to the old Gilligs. Uses heavy-duty 4 wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Touted as a high quality mid-range coach that appears to have hit its target. Roadmaster: The proprietary chassis brand of Monaco Coach. Purchased from Chrysler Corp in 1984. Makes the widest variety of chassis from entry-level through high-end semi-monocoque DP's. The entry level RSR & RR4R chassis are similar to their entry-level competitors--nothing wrong with them but nothing remarkable. Their mid-range & up chassis are known for their 8 air bag suspension (10 with tag axles), yet their high-end S-Series doesn't have IFS. The widely spaced, but small air bags provide crispest handling as well as the firmest ride of any DP I've driven. I prefer calling the Roadmaster RR8R & up chassis the Pontiacs of MH's. There is no such thing as a 30,000# Porsche! Spartan: A specialist chassis builder that makes MH & fire engine chassis exclusively. Very good customer support. While they do make an economy chassis, they are more known for their high quality components in the mid-range to high-end DP's. I think of the Spartan as the traditional Buick; well-built with a good compromise of ride and handling. TravelRide: Foretravel's proprietary semi-monocoque chassis that came after Gillig. Another 8-bag premium chassis with excellent ride & handling characteristics.
  12. Tools Needed for Full-Timing

    Joe, I do that every spring, and organize the basement storage, by fall its loaded back up.
  13. Bad Week With Trucks

    Mexico specs were non emissions engines as recent as 2014. You could still spec a truck for a Mexico domicile with a cab model and powertrain that was no longer available in the states for 8+ years. It was always like stepping back in time with those orders.
  14. Wayne, ours is not connected either. here is a post discussing this issue;
  15. 1st MH Road Trip w/ mileage

    We take RT501 at "South of the Border" SC. Follow straight into MB. If you have never been to SOB plan on spending a few hours there walking around.