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About aztec7fan

  • Birthday 11/03/1965

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    Westminster, co
  • Interests
    Kit cars, model railroads, camping with my family.
  • I travel
    With children

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  1. Mine is 11'8". Climbed up and measured it a few days after i bought it. Committed that figure to memory right away.
  2. I know in Colorado, chains are required to be carried from Sept 1st to may 31st. I did some quick googling, but couldnt find any date restrictions in utah, california or wyoming. Chains are relatively cheap. I always carry a set with me in my motorhome as well as spider bungie cords. Haven't had to use them yet, but there have been a few times i thought i might need them.
  3. Up until february this year, i had a 1989 Southwind, and before that, a 1991 Allegro bay. Never had any problems at any campground with older coaches.
  4. In the RV section of the forum, all types of RVs are covered in their own sections, except slide-in truck campers and pop-up trailers. Is this intentional, or an oversite?
  5. One thing to also check is the fan clutch. If this device is stuck in the on position, it will add a sigificant amount of noise from the engine. I had it happen more than once on my chevy chassis motorhomes. It should only come on when the engine needs additional cooling such as climbing hills and slow traffic.
  6. I cant comment too much on the price since ive never had a shop do that extensive work on my motorhome (yet). I also have a 2003 class A motorhome (National Dolphin on the Workhorse chassis). I can tell you i recently had one of my rear hub seals replaced which came to $167.00, and he did a brake inspection for free. I also had the front shocks replaced for $550.00, and i recieved a quote to replace the front leaf springs (one is weak enough it sometimes hits the bump stop) for $2,500.00. I need to wait on that until i get enough $$ for it. I agree with previous quotes that you should maybe look at the worn/damaged parts, possibly before the repair is done. That way, maybe you can confirm that the work is necessary, and keep the mechanic honest. -chris g.
  7. 'Course, this thread reminds me of the song Wolf Creek Pass by C.W. McCall: Well, Earl grabbed on the shifter And he stabbed her into fifth gear And then the chromium plated Fully illuminated Genuine accessory shift knob Come right off in his hand I says, "You wanna screw that thing back on, Earl?" He was tryin' to thread it on there When the fire fell off a' his cigar And dropped on down Sorta rolled around And then lit in the cuff of Earl's pants And burned a hole in his sock Yeah, sorta set him right on fire
  8. Ever since we upgraded to our 2003 Dolphin, ive really come to enjoy most of tye National products. Too bad they went out of business. Welcome to FMCA
  9. What's everybody doing this weekend? We're in the Walmart parking lot in Salida, CO tonight, and will be in the Sugarloafin' campground in Lwadvill CO for the next 3 days. Regards, Chris
  10. We have taken tge Lake powell boat tour a couple of times, and found it fun and informative. Haven't taken any others, but when you're at Grand Canyon, be sure to take the red shuttle which takes you to many more view sites. Try to take it early in the morning.
  11. My son's jeep. This is us fishing at Barr Lake last weekend.
  12. Just FYI, for a good list of RV service facilities, I'd suggest checking this site: http://rvservicereviews.com/RVServiceMobile/Index.asp?width=412
  13. Also make sure you are looking at as many sources as possible: Rvtrader.com Rvt.com Craigslist.org Facebook marketplace Ebay.com Nextdoor Also check the inventory of local rv stores.
  14. I don't think there will me many upgrades you will need for a while. You can always add accessories like solar panels, outside lighting, who knows what? Since you've already been RVing, you know what is important to you when camping/traveling. Duplicate that "stuff" first, then start thinking what is different about the motorhome. Tools and spare parts might be important, depending on your mechanical ability. You will need to concentrate much more on your tires, their age, condition, and inflation. Check them cold before each trip. Weigh your coach to make sure the tires are inflated properly for your weight. Most important, take time to enjoy your new purchase!
  15. Thanks tireman. I have checked the spacing in the duals, and they look "ok", but I can't confirm if it's a full inch. I'll have to measure it this weekend. The Rv was loaded for a short weekend trip. The fresh water and holding tanks were all about 1/3 full, and fuel was full. Most of our usual "stuff" was loaded, so I would say the weight was typical of most of our trips.
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