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About bebop

  • Birthday 02/27/1932

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    San Jose, CA
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    Music, RV'ing, Cruising, Traveling, next is full timing AGAIN

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  1. I also use a brake buddy for the last 10 years and pleased with it. Quick to put in or take out and easy for the wife while I unhitch the Saturn SC2.
  2. Many years ago I bought a small Sears tankless 120 volt compressor that goes to 130 pounds with an accurate guage on it, that is pretty fast in airing my tires to 100 psi when they are down 5 or 10 psi. It was $50.00 at the time. I use it on 17 tires about once a month. I think it is going to outlive me. I have purchased and tossed in the garbage just about all the 12 volt compressors offered and would never consider purchasing another one for 100 PSI use. They are for toys. Bill Forrest
  3. I just tried to sign up with coach net but they aren't taking any apps from California. They seem to have all the other states and Canada in their applications but not California. I sent them an email but no reply-- dunno. May just go with Good Sam some more.
  4. My workhorse is a 2004 under a Rexhall. Mine was replaced 4 times before they quit having problems-- all at no cost by my local shop/non dealer. No problems since then about 2005.
  5. I tow a 2001 Saturn SC2. I put the key between the off and accessory and that unlocks the steering wheel and does not turn on any battery draining accesories. You must leave the key in the lock so I use the valet key. I then lock the doors and go if all else is done. bebop Bill Forrest
  6. Contact Bill Rex at the Rexhall plant in Lancaster, CA. Bill is a great guy and will do everything he can to help you out. Better yet come to our homecoming at the plant the end of October and he and the guys come over to your space at the park to see what they can do or fix for you. Bill Forrest
  7. I bought a new Class A in 2004 and it spent the first two years in the shops with 2 or 3 trips back to the factory and once the factory driver drug the entire left side against a concrete pillar in the gas station while fueling it to take it back to the factory. Slideouts had to be removed and reworked, hole in body was 3/4 inch out of square. But....................after 144 warranty items they fixed or paid my shop to fix everything so I kept the faith and today have a good motorhome with out any problems.
  8. Another thought on this. I purchased a new motorhome in 2004 and the fist time parked in the rain with all the slides out we woke up to water running in our face in the middle of the night. Back to the factory after we discovered the next day the hole in the wall was out of square by 3/4 inch checking with a plumb bob. Seals were jammed on one bottom side and not even touching on the opposite top side. They pulled out the slide and Moved the studs and got it down to 3/8 inch out of square when completed. They also put more backing behind the seals. It hasn't leaked since but when that slide is extended it looks bad because one outside wiper is turned under on the jammed side and the one on the other side sometimes comes out as it should. I usually take the awning pull down rod and position the wipers correctly but at least no more leaks. Incidentally they had to do a front slide later on and it has not leaked since either. Bebop
  9. I have a 8.1 Vortec Chev engine in my W22 workhorse under a 33 foot rexhall and tow a 3000 pound saturn at 55 mph the legel towing speed and I consistently get from 8.1 to 8.5 depending on weather and terrain. Bebop Bill Forrest
  10. We have been towing a saturn SC2 with Auto trans since it was new in 2001 and never a problem. Now has 65,000 miles on it so I just bought a new one to tow 4wheels down and it is a 2013 Chev Sonic 5 door hatchback that weighs 2700 pounds and we love it. Road master makes tow brackets for it that will mate with our other towing equipment and we only have to buy the hidden brackets and the wiring kit, for 399.00 and 75.00. Prolly a couple hundred labor at camper world to get in installed. Bill in San Jose, CA
  11. I always used them back in the day when I towed a 35 foot fifth wheel but never use them on the motorhome unless the lot is pretty far our of level then I will put them out for extra insurance. BeBop
  12. I am due for new tires. only 14K miles but out of date. Calif sales tax is 8.5 % so thinking of going to Oregon to buy tires, and save sales tax and maybe a gouging factor too. A couple years ago at about 8 or 9000 miles I noted Pass side front wearing on outside. I took it to alignment shop and they changed toe in by 3/8 inch, advising that would end the wear problem. I just made three trips inc last summer and now have 14,000 miles. I looked at the front tires. Driver side is normal and pass side is way worse. What now?? Please advise any tires shops in Oregon on or near the I - 5 corridor. Web page or email would be really helpful. Thanks to all. Learned quite a lot on this site today. Good solid info. Thanks for the wear chart and advise about repairs related to it. Thanks for any Oregon INFO. Tires are Goodyear 19 inch originals. Coach is class A workhorse W 22. 33 foot. Bebop Bill
  13. We have the 8.1 Vortex engine in our Rexhall 33 foot with two slideouts, gross 22000 pounds and tow a 3000 pound Saturn. We are now at 13,000 miles and getting from 8 to 9 miles per gallon depending on terrain and wind speed and direction. I am satisfied with that. That gives me almost a 700 mile range on a tank of gas. I had the Ford 460 in the last motorhome that was a 35 foot and it only got about 6 miles to the gallon and way underpowered. Added a banks unit to that one and that made it whole Bebop
  14. Try this website: http://www.powergearus.com/ Bebop
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