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Everything posted by CarlAda

  1. TSD recently negotiated better discounts at Pilot and Flying J. They're similar to TA/Petro now, depending on location. Just happened within the last week. Love's still gives the best deal on average. If you tie the card to the Love's reward app, you will get the receipt immediately (showing the pump price prior to the discount). You will immediately get the discounted price via the EFS app on your phone. It only works in the trucker lanes in the back of the stations for diesel and DEF. It will NOT work in the auto lanes, therefore not a viable tool for gas coaches.
  2. Have you weighed your coach?
  3. I don't have a problem with any dog at the campgrounds. I have problems with the owners that think the leash law doesn't apply to their dog.
  4. I travel the southwest often and find that the water tends toward the hard side. I prefer to use a water softener to minimize mineral buildup in the water lines (and it feels nice in the shower, too!)
  5. Looking at the map coverage, there's an awful lot of white (no coverage) out west. Since most of my time is spent in the west, particularly Oregon coast, Oregon central, Idaho, Nevada, it doesn't look enticing. Lack of coverage is one of the reasons that I never considered Sprint as a viable competitor for my business.
  6. Agree with Rewillia ... the buyer's financial situation will have significant impact on the lender's decision to place a loan on an older motorhome. While the 10 year threshold does exist, it's not an ironclad NO in every situation.
  7. Have 2, neither one affected by the recall. However, they are past their usable life and I'm going to replace them. They're just not that expensive to neglect them.
  8. Thanks. Will be checking on mine shortly!
  9. Yes, multiple extension and/or riser/drop attachments are NOT recommended. Roadmaster is adamant about that. If possible, I believe that drilling new holes in the receiver is the better option. Edit: I was just looking at Roadmaster towbar manual for another reason and saw this ... • Do not drill a second hole in the shank of any tow bar or hitch accessory. If the hole in the shank does not align to the hole in the hitch receiver: 1) purchase a hitch a c c e s s o r y o f the appropriate length; or 2) call ROADMASTER technical support. D r i l l i n g a second hole will weaken the steel. The shank may break during towing, which will cause the towed vehicle to separate. That was applying to the shank of the tow bar and does not address the issue of using a riser or extension in addition to the tow bar. It also doesn't say anything about the receiver itself. Carl
  10. Not sure what model you have, but my XC90 cannot be towed 4 down or on a dolly. Mine is AWD. I suggest going to Remco website and inputting your automobile data. They will tell you what is needed to tow the vehicle (or that it cannot be towed).
  11. I also use Pressure Pro wired into my Silverleaf system and am very pleased with Pressure Pro. On my prior coach, I used TireMinder A1A. I still have that sitting on a shelf. It worked OK, but I did get several high pressure alarms before I figured out the best way to set it up.
  12. Thor also owns Entregra now. Newmar is still Newmar.
  13. Winnebago owns CC property rights. They have not produced a CC to date and there aren't current plans to do so (made public, anyway). There has been ONE Country Coach produced since the 2010 and that was a 2017 special production for the then owner of Country Coach.
  14. I have the Magne Shade tire covers for my coach. Love them. Easier to install than the others I've used...and they look better, too. Fair warning: they're not cheap.
  15. CarlAda

    Tire Air Pumps

    The ViAir is a great unit. ViAir on Amazon
  16. Diesel in Medford Or was $2.75 at Pilot and $2.99 at the Chevron right next door (both cash prices). All other prices within 2 miles averaged about $2.89 according to Gas Buddy. It's definitely a regional thing.
  17. I have a Garmin. When I bought the current coach, it came with a Rand McNally. After a few trips, I swapped out the RM and put in the Garmin and sold the RM. I just prefer the Garmin. That said, the wife still navigates using her phone and Google. The problem with Google is that it doesn't take into account low bridges and poor routes for large coaches and trucks.
  18. Most of these "Top XX (input topic here)" sites are nothing more than shills for companies paying for some advertising.
  19. Speaking of speeds, I've seen big rigs doing 80 plus down the interstate -- given tires are probably on rated for 75 mph and the sheer force required to stop these rigs --- I just shake my head and wish them the best as they pass by me.
  20. $20 bucks online (includes processing fees), $10 at a national park or BLM that sells them. Paid for first time you use it...even at $80, it pays for itself quickly.
  21. You can either advertise and market it yourself, dealing with the lookers and those that want to offer you pennies on the dollar...or you could consign it out and pay a percentage or set agreed upon fee. I've sold 2 using consignment. Pretty painless. You get more than you would on a trade-in and not as much as if you sold it outright (but without the headaches)
  22. I've never heard of any state fining anyone for having "out-dated" tires, but it certainly wouldn't surprise me if one did. Back to your 10+ year old tires, if it were mine, I'd replace all of them before driving anywhere else. A blowout while driving the interstate can ruin you day. Besides safely getting to the side of the road, a blowout can do serious structural damage to your coach. Just isn't worth it to me.
  23. 5.75 mpg average .... lot of traveling over mountain passes drags it down quite a bit. I didn't buy it for fuel economy. 42foot, quad slide, 525 HP CAT.
  24. My coach is equipped with a Vorad anti-collision system that includes adaptive cruise control, proximity detection alert, as well as blind spot protection. It's been available for awhile ... at a cost. T
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