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  • Birthday 05/24/49

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    Lake Placid, Florida
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    computers, traveling, shopping

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  1. Refrigerator Swap Process

    I just finished my residential refrigerator up grade. We have a 2009 Gulfstream Constellation.The samsung was too tall to fit my unit. So, I found a Frigidare an 18 My cubic foot upper freezer 2 door. My inverter was never wired to the ref receptacle. I usually run my generator when traveling so I have no problem. I had to remove passenger captain chair, the grab bar by the door and pull the pin on safety device on door. I had to remove the doors, all 4 on Dometic RM 1350 and out the door it went. Removed the doors from new fridge and in it went.. Since the weather has been lousy in Florida we haven't got to cruise yet. It took about 3 eight hour days to complete. I had to paint the trim I placed around and made sure that it was secure and would not move. I have photos but they are on my ipad, If interested I will be glad to email them to you. "" Lex and Karen Cauffield 2009 Gulfstream Tourmaster Consellation 45g 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo SMI braking system
  2. Making it Personal - Do you have an RV Motto?

    Livin The Dream. After both of us working for Fifty years we thought this was this is our quest
  3. 2008 Tour Master - Looking For Info

    Manholt, I have been trying to find out about the touch screen that controls all the lighting in the coach. I have not been able to find the main lighting control. My dining room light, when you touch the pad it just blinks and nothing happens. Its a 2009 Tourmaster Consellation 45. Thanks, Lex Cauffield
  4. 2008 Tour Master - Looking For Info

    I have a 2009 Gulf Stream Tourmaster Constellation 45g and have not been able to find the electrical wiring diagram for the touch pad lighting controls. Can anyone help? I have called the factory and they dont really care about providing any information , must be a government secret or something.
  5. Brake systems for a toad

    Air Force One Have had mine since 2011 never had a problem. Disconnect 1 air hose (done)
  6. Some of our favorites; Grand Lakes RV and Golf Resort Citra, Florida , Sun and Fun Sarasota, Florida , Wildwood KOA Wildwood, Florida Lex
  7. I did have a 2001 Monaco Diplomat that was our second motorhome. It was a very nice coach and had what we wanted. The problem with it was the wandering it did in high winds and semi tractors passing. We decided to look for another motorhome. I found a Gulf Stream Tourmaster 45g which had a tag axle. We really did not want a coach that length, but after driving it, which we have had for 2 years, I will never have another without a tag axle. The ride is superior to a coach without the tag. The other gift is the space you have and the amenities; 432 square feet when slides are out, dishwasher, washer and dryer, bath and 1/2, king size bed and a walkin closet. I also tow a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which makes the length 65 feet. The draw back to the length is you cannot get in a lot of National Parks. Most of the RV parks can acomidate the length and the tool booths charge me for 5 axles. The engine is a Cummings 425 hp which did very well in the Rockies and most every where I have traveled. If you are a faster driver you will need the larger 500 or 600 hp engine. Happy Travels Lex and Karen Cauffield Florida
  8. Extended Service Warranties Sold In Florida

    I use USA out of Miami, Florida. Bought the coach from Buddy Gregg Knoxville, Tn. They offered me a warranty plan for 5 years $100.00 deductible for a reasonable price. Hard decision to make but I figured a coach that was 6 years old would have some problems down the road. Thank goodness we purchased the plan; The washing machine stopped working and I was told it was not repairable. Second we were in a campground in Georgia and the front hydraulic jack got stuck in the down position, internal failure figured previous owner tried to drive off without inspecting to make sure jacks were completely up. They repaired the washer and then the jack, had to get a quote first. I am a believer in extended warranties and insurance policies. If you think I am foolish, do some price checking on the steering wheel, engine problems, hydraulic jack problems, and Oasis hot water heaters and the labor to repair them. Happy Travels
  9. Cost of Use

    I agree with FIVE, if you can't afford it, do not get into this hobby. I did check my cost per mile this year with my 45 foot class A coach and it came out to $1.35 per mile. Fuel and campgrounds were up in cost this past summer. The cost of service can vary depending where you have it done. I did not consider the cost of the coach because that is our hobby. I do not like to fly and I do not sleep in hotel beds. Be Safe Lex Cauffield
  10. Cost of Use

    We traveled 7000 miles last year, from Florida to San Francisco and back in our 38 ft Monaco Diplomat. I kept track of our expenses and it came out to about $ 1.00 per mile including everything. I traded last year at the end of the trip at Buddy Greggs in Knoxville, Tn. We up graded to a 2009 Gulfstream Tourmaster 45g. This year we are heading out for another trip, don't know how far but I will keep track and post it later on this year. The major factors are fuel and campground prices. Fuel prices are down and campground prices are a bit more. We enjoy cooking so we donot spent very much dining out. Safe travels Lex and Karen Cauffield
  11. Converting Halogen Light Fixtures To LED's

    I have a 2009 Gulfstream Tourmaster Constellation 45g and at least 1/2 of the lights in my coach are halogen. The Oasis lights, the under counter, the task lights and the 2 dining room lights have 4 bulbs each.I am in the process of changing the small flourescent lights to LED strips that you remove the insides and install led strips in the same fixture. They are great and you do not have all the heat that was produced. Camping World has them on internet sale. I think they were 34.00 per fixture. The F15 T8 lamps are 14.00 to 20.00 a piece. I thought it made good sense. And now I see more LEDs that fit almost anything. Lex
  12. Towing A 2014 Jeep Cherokee

    I called the Jeep manufacturer and the model I have is made to tow 2011 Jeep Grand Gherokee Laredo 4 x 4 Trailrated. I have towed it almost 10K miles.
  13. Towing A 2014 Jeep Cherokee

    I personally like the Demco wiring harness with build in diodes. Pop the tail lights out plug everything in and run the cable to the front. Connect to RV and hit the road.
  14. Air Conditioner Filter

    If they are the foam filters that you can cut to fit. Amazon has them. I have ordered from them many years. They last about a year if you wash them about every 4 months.
  15. Planning a Trip to Alaska

    I am sure there are some of you all out there that have previously make the trip to Alaska. We live in Florida and would like to find a route from here to Fairbanks. I talked to a couple last summer in South Dakota that traveled through I believe he told me Montanna into Canada. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Lex and Karen Cauffield Lake Placid, Florida Gulf Stream Tourmaster Constellation 45g Jeep Grand Cherokee