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Everything posted by WILDEBILL308

  1. Look at the dipstick carefully. On my old coach there was a "Cold" fill line. The outher lines are for when it is hot. Bill
  2. Have you checked if the fan is going to hi speed when the temps are up? Bill
  3. The real problem is it moves with the parking brake on. It has been my experience that most gas coaches use the pin in the transmission "Park" position as the main way to keep them from moving. The Ford based ones I have experience use the old cable to the rear brakes method plus the park position and Chevy likes the hydroboost power brake on the driveshaft just behind the transmission along with the "Park". I am not as good as some at guessing with no information. Yes I know how my coach works with air brakes. Yes they are on the rear axle and no you don't want to raise the rear axle off the ground and no they won't release without air in the system, current minimum is 65 pounds. Bill
  4. First, not enough information to give a good answer. It would be helpful if you put your coach information in your signature. See Herman and Kays as example. Second, " mine makes all kinds of racket because there is no air in the e brake tank to keep it stable and not move". What racket? Do you have air brakes? Bill
  5. Try this, turn the thermostat off. Pull the front cover off. There should be a fuse, remove the fuse and test it. Removing the fuse also resets the thermostat. Put the fuse back in turn on the thermostat to heat. crank it up and see if it lights the furnace. With my last coach if you asked for more than 10 deg over ambient temp it would bypass the heat pumps and go directly to the furnace. Bill
  6. Yes I have experienced this. We were at Fort Stevenson State Park in ND and had to dry camp overnight because there were no open spaces. The next day we got a spot that had been empty the whole time because it had been reserved. Bill
  7. So have you bought the Seneca? Have you looked at the Newmar super C? Bill
  8. Well the OP hasn't been back but I think the King Air I linked to would be as nice for the price as a new Cornerstone for more than double the money. The new Cornerstone and a new Mountain Air are about the same price. Bill
  9. When I put Continentals using the tire program they were $100.00 ea cheaper than the Michilans and I thought they were better tires. Bill
  10. No, No you don't need to plan every step. You also need to travel in "Retired mode" not "Vacation mode". People on vacation need to get somewhere and get back in a fixed time frame. I like to be on the road by 9 and off by happy hour. 300 miles is a long day. I use a average speed/distance of 50 mph when planing. It has worked out pretty close weather on major roads or going croslots on secondary roads.300 miles will take you at least 6 hours. I think you will find that it pays to make plans when visiting major attractions. For example if you wanted to go to the Grand Canyon next May. I would be trying to get reservations for the time you want to be there starting today. I love staying in Trailer Village. You can catch the free shuttle that stops in the RV park and go places you can't drive your toad. How long you take and where you stay getting to the GC is up to you. We have it so much better now with the internet and cell phones. Bill
  11. Where in AZ are you? I would call National Indoor RV Centers and talk to them.They are a Newmar dealer. They can tell you who to talk to if they don't work on the Onan. This is the number for the LV location 702-766-7770. They have a location in Phoenix to. Let us know what you find out. Bill
  12. When in Brenham you absolutely, positively need to stop at Blue Bell Creameries!!! https://www.bluebell.com/ Some say the best ice cream in the country!! Bill
  13. Welcome to the forum Mitchell. Where are you looking? I can verify the quality of service and customer care Mike related about National Indoor RV Centers. I just bought the coach in my sig from them. This is what I told Mike when he was looking. "Yes the 6.7 is the upgraded 5.9 that I have. You just have to downshift and keep your rpm up (Don't lug the engine) watch your EGT and you can climb any hill." I don't think you would have any problems. You do need to learn how to drive a big rig. Keep in mind most coaches are pretty close in weight to horsepower ratio. The guy with 600+ HP is moving more weight. Many many times it isn't the hp and torque of a coach slowing you down it is slower trucks on the grade. You only spend a short time on hills so don't get to hung up on "flying" up the hills. Any questions just ask. Bill
  14. Yes, the current in there is amazing. Boats up on plane and barely moving forward. Bill
  15. I haven't heard of any problems with them. huffypuff Just got a new Entergra Anthem 44B he might have more insight. Something to look at. https://www.nirvc.com/Sales/Inventory/4944 or https://www.nirvc.com/Sales/Inventory/3947B This is the place I bought my coach. I do recommend them. Bill
  16. Where are you down by the ship canal? I remember watching boats having a hard time making progress when the tide was running. Bill
  17. Euphoria2me, Welcome to the forum. Ithink Joe is on to something with the wax valve. The first thing I would do is see what the fan speed is when it is hot. I am betting it isn't locked at high speed. (one of the common problems) Let us know what you find. Bill
  18. Carl, it looks like they have been married longer than you. New, younger full timers seems to be a excellent place for FMCA to apply more recruiting effort. With over 1.5 Million. full timers out there and more going full time every day. Bill
  19. Interesting sound deadening material. Go watch the video. https://www.acoustiblok.com/acoustiblok-video-gallery-page/ Call and see what the direct price is. Possible source. https://www.amazon.com/Soundsulate-Loaded-Acoustic-Barrier-Soundproofing/dp/B077DKR8JZ/ref=asc_df_B077DKR8JZ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312193478571&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3522986160684528301&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9027284&hvtargid=pla-571478936141&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=61623488145&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312193478571&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3522986160684528301&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9027284&hvtargid=pla-571478936141 There are lots of sound deadening materials out there. Bill
  20. Look, D Ball, smithy, the fire has flared up again. Or have you fixed the problem of continuously losing membership? Yes, I agree with what you are saying. The biggest thing FMCA can do is build and promote local chapters. I think the focus should be more like 50% on rally development. If you don't build friendships and comradery at the lowest level you will not grow and you will not retain members. For example I would have been very unlikely to go to Minot last summer if friends from our local chapter weren't going. We are in a period of amazing growth in the RV world. Record sales to first timers. There is no reason not to be growing. Bill
  21. You can save some money by looking for used equipment. I found a Blue Ox tow bar and a Brake Buddy for under $500.00. I spent $35.00 to have the towbar rebuilt and certified by Blue Ox at a rally before I had anything to tow 4 down. I also saved some money by negotiating the base plate and wiring on the toad when I bought my 2014 CR-V. So my CR-V came from the dealer ready to hook up and go. Bill
  22. That article focuses before June 2020. Things were just starting to go nuts. All the big dealers are selling all kinds of RVs as fast as they can get them in. This is used as well as new coaches. Go look at how many coaches on sites like National Indoor RV Centers are marked "pending". The same for PPL Motorhomes and MHSRV. Just saying this may not be the time to be looking for a cheap/deal. But who knows you might find that "one". Bill
  23. https://www.homedepot.com/p/SilveRboard-24-in-x-1-in-x-48-in-R5-Radiant-Acoustic-Insulation-Kit-STC-19-5-Piece-SB12AKIT/205975329 try this https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-17-6-oz-Hi-Strength-90-Spray-Adhesive-90-24/100151277 Bill
  24. All I can tell you is from personal experience. It will continue as long as it fits the narrative of those reporting on it. A week ago Saturday I got to see first hand. I spent the afternoon in The emergency room and intensive care of Harris HEB one of the bigger hospitals in the Fort Worth Dallas area. So where were all the people the press was showing on the news? ER was slow with only about 5 rooms occupied(out of say 20+) the same with intensive care. Interesting perspective to be watching the news reporting on the terrible conditions with patients stacked in the halls and be able to look down the hall and say WHERE ARE THEY. My attending doctor was worried it was slow because people were scared by the news and were waiting to long to get care. So if you "think" you might have a problem GO get checked out. Ok my problem was the medicine my doctor changed was lowering my blood preshure and heart rate to the point I was feeling dizzy. Changed it back and now ok. Bill
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