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    Rexhall RoseAir Cummins 8.3L ISC 350hp
  1. Installing Ground Effects Surround Exterior LEDs

    Got any pictures?
  2. Motorhome Financing

    If someone has a home Equity line of credit they can use it for whatever they want to buy. If they wanted to buy a 25 year old MH with 165,000 miles on it, no one is going to stop them as they have already been cleared up to what ever percentage of value their home is worth. No banker is really involved in what they spend their money on, as anyone that doesn't want to lose their home is going to repay the loan. That would be one way that someone could buy more than a 10 year old vehicle. Then again if someone had cash then there also would be no banker involved.
  3. First Timers - Our "New" Addition To The Family

    Very Nice unit. You even get to park on concrete.
  4. I have to use blocks to raise the coach up high enough to get my 12 ton jack stands under the coach. I don't have a death wish and have worked in industry for 30 years which preached Safety Safety Safety so I know how to work safely. But thanks for your concern.
  5. Allison 3000-- Correct Fluid

    You have more money then I (we) do as I can't afford to have anyone do it for me.
  6. Itasca Horizon

    Nice clean looking coach.
  7. Allison 3000-- Correct Fluid

    I spent about $250 on 5 gallons of fluid and about $70 on the 2 filters - So about $320 to do it myself. Most time consuming part was the gasket removal using plastic scrapers instead of any metal to keep from marking up the aluminum covers that the filters attach to. Drained into a big tray and then refilled the gallon bottles with the used fluid and took it to a recycle center. It's not too bad of a job and I cleaned everything real good so I could tell if there where any leaks - none found.
  8. Allison 3000-- Correct Fluid

    I used MOBIL DELVAC Synthetic ATF which is Allison TES-295 approved and on their list as OK to use and was more readily available at the time I was ready to do my fluid and filter change.
  9. Part Timer Mail Question

    I know this is the full timing section of the forum - but my question is for a Part Timer. I'm planning on snowbirding for about 4 month's in FL this Winter. Since this will be my very first time to do this in my MH I'm not sure what to expect yet. I have heard that if I use USPS to forward mail it is hard to stop them forwarding it when I move back home. I had used them before but it was for 19 months and it was from my house to a house in NV - I had to change some addresses back when I moved back but I don't remember any big issues with most mail making it back to me in my home State. But this will be for a much shorter time - AND YES I have most of my bills paid via the internet or auto payments but not everything yet. So there might be a few things in the 4 months that I need to receive so I can either send a check or call them for a CC or Debt payment. Not to mention getting the FMCA magazine. I don't have anyone near that can send me my mail - because my neighbor is going to FL too. So my question is for a short 4 month stay in FL would you use USPS or some other forwarding service? ONE nice thing about using USPS is my mailman told me they don't forward junk mail.
  10. Rarely Seen Motorhome

    Two things come to mind here. 1st is maybe in 2002 not all diesel fill lanes had duel fills so they decided to put one near the center so it could be filled from either side, 2nd is they could argue that you can fill from either side but it only cost them one fill point to be installed instead of two. I also "fixed" the need to go to Photobucket to view the image I had posted through them and then they decided to take away third party posting of images unless you paid them an outrageous fee - which I assume is not a popular option for them but I also assume they are making more money then they did before as some might feel it's worth - I'm not one of those that feel that way. But at least now anyone viewing this thread won't have to be redirected to another website and wait for an image to load.
  11. New Member & New RV Owner

    Looks pretty nice and you even have a garage for it - Lucky you.
  12. In my case my system is totally Manual. There are lights that show which side is low and then you raise that side up until that light goes out. Then if another light lights up, you level that area til that light goes out etc. In most cases yes it is common practice to dump the air before you level. However there have been times when I wanted the coach higher than normal because I planned to work under it so I put extra blocks under the jacks so they didn't have to extend all the way down and to coach was still higher then when a normal leveling job was done. But that's just how I do it when I might need to work under it and it's not something I would do when camping.
  13. Our First Rig...

    Very Nice. Where was that picture taken?
  14. 2001 Winnebago On A Spartan Chassis

    Congrats on buying a work in progress. Your going to learn a lot about it. If you have no flame it could be that the lines have air in them from sitting so long. Try to light the stove top - once those are going turn them off and then try the fridge again. Does the fridge work on shore power or with the generator? Not sure how the inverter works fine with no AC and no charging of the batteries? Good luck and post a picture of it when you can.
  15. Tiffin 32 Diesel Pusher

    If your looking for good fuel mileage it will be only slightly better in a small 32ft coach but you will be giving up comfort and storage space for sure. Tanks sizes will likely be smaller and many other things will be a compromise going so small especially for 4 months at a time. Boondocking could be a challenge. One thing I see very often on this and other forums is people buying something too small and then upgrading over and over which gets expensive. Starting out a little bigger then you think you need will pay dividends down the road in many cases. Being able to tow a car (or truck) behind the MH is something many people do and it's usually easier with a bigger coach which most likely has a bigger motor to do the job you want it to do and not struggle especially going up hills.