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About aztec7fan

  • Birthday 11/03/1965

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    Westminster, co
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    Kit cars, model railroads, camping with my family.
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    With children

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  1. yes, Fleetwood has been very helpful for me in the past, even for my very old 1989 Southwind. -chris
  2. recently had some problems with my house batteries discharging too quiclky. i took both to my local parts store and one tested fine, but the other tested bad. should i replace both or just the bad one? they both are not too old, with a sticker from 2019. if it matters, this is a 2003 Dolphin on the Workhorse chassis. thanks, chris g.
  3. i agree with several of the last comments, that articles like that make good headlines,but are lacking on good solid information. The first time i saw the phrase "china bomb" tires,it was an article posted on social media, and was talking about "RV tires", but took me 2/3rds of the way through the article before it specified it was talking about trailer tires.it probably uneccesarily scared a few motorhome owners with its content.
  4. it also depends on what you do in each park. will you just stop at the visitor center, or will you spend a day or two hiking the trails in the parks? some are good for "just a day" like Great Sand Dunes", and Floressent Fossle Beds, but some like Rocky Mountain Nat. Park , could take several days to explore. then there are others like Yucca House that will only take an hour at most. you will hit a large number of parks, weather you go south first or head straight through Colorado. Do you collect the National Park Passport stamps? it's a great way to track your visits. regards, Chris g.
  5. I currently live in a state that does not require a special license for larger RVs (specifically, motorhomes over 26,000 lbs). i know some states require a class A or B CDL for these vehicles. Do you think these are good regulations, or not necessary? If you have had to get one of these licenses, did it encourage you to operate your vehicle more safely? I have a chance to mention this to my representative, but wanted to see if you folks feel laws like this are a good or bad idea. thanks, Chris g.
  6. is there a chance your coach got directly hit by lightning? there was another thread recently where a coach was hit, and it fried so many systems, the unit had to be written as a loss by the insurance. it was a really bad fight for the owner. not trying to scare you. I hope it's just one fuse, relay, or circuit that needs replacing in your case.
  7. Wow, my parents were good friends with Bud and Audrey. I believe FMCA got together in the 1960s to help raise a barn for them to be able to store the coach inside. Chris g. F3508s
  8. Although i'd be interested in this forum, since my 2003 National Dolphin has a Workhorse chassis, i don't think the forums here have ever been broken down by chassis type. You might be thinking of the IRV2 forum which does get that specific.
  9. Following this discussion with interest! I'm 56 and starting to have the retirement discussions with my wife and family. We own our MH and have a bunch of equity in our house, but not sure if we will sell the home when we retire or rent it out. We will go full time, but also want a fallback plan when health issues force us to stop traveling.
  10. I agree with Bill. Both ways are scenic, but i think the I 70 route is more impressive. The canyons and mountains are beautiful. Don't let the passes scare you. Just gear down on the downhill sides to reduce or eliminate the need for much braking. Enjoy.
  11. I second Trailer Village in Grand Canyon. A basic campground, but the convenience to the shuttles is great. Try to get reservations as soon as possible. Also, when you are there, try to get up early and take the red shuttle. Amazing views and not at all busy in the morning. Bryce or zion (cant remember which) has a restricted tunnel for large vehicles. Be sure to look for it and plan accordingly.
  12. Yes,but coachnet, good sam, fmca, etc. Are not insurance that you are describing above. They are for breakdowns, lockouts, tire changes, and towing. Not for windstorms, floods, accidents, and other things regular insurance covers.
  13. aztec7fan

    Gas or Diesel

    My quick thoughts are: Diesels have more power, and are quiet to drive since the engine is in the back, but repairs are much more expensive. Gas units have less power, but are easier and cheaper to maintain. I prefer gas units (i've had 3), since i do a lot of maintenance myself, and parts are easily obtainable.
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