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RE: class a diesel maintenance

We have a rear-radiator diesel with engine access under the bed. We've never had an issue with grease or oil smell. I have a truck mechanic do the maintenance for us. Although maintenance costs are higher than a gasser, we very pleased with the quiet and smooth ride of the rear diesel.
thelazyl 09/02/20 11:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Decal Restorer

I've got this issue. I've been told the only option I have is to have new decals put on - which you can order. The old decals, in theory, aren't hard to remove. However, in our case, we have hardware like the awning and rear ladder to remove first so we are considering a professional job. Rough estimate for our Class A is ~5k.
thelazyl 08/28/20 10:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking to purchase late model diesel class a

Typically the diesels have a longer wheelbase and less of a rear-end overhang. Also airbags are common. I would think you'd be OK - perhaps you can bribe someone in your area to test it out.
thelazyl 08/18/20 05:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel vs Gas

There are good comments on this thread. We went with a pusher 4 years ago in large part because we are older and wanted a more pleasant drive -- quieter, smoother. Our 38' rig also drives a lot easier (more stable) than the gassers I tested. We don't measure mileage - I figure if we did that then perhaps RVing isn't for us. We have a pro do our maintenance - $350 for oil/filters each year. We did the tranny for $400 which is less frequent. We did our 90k service for $900 last spring. We use a mechanic that specializes in diesel trucks. I hope this helps and good luck.
thelazyl 08/10/20 10:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 02 HR Endeavor Tires

I can tell you what I did 2 years ago. I went to a local tire store that also does truck tires. I was given 2 options - Toyo for $2,500 (for 6 tires) or Michelan for $4,500. In the store guy's opinion the only difference was the number of miles on the warranty. Since I will most likely replace the tires due to age compared to miles driven, I went with the Toyo's. I hope this helps.
thelazyl 08/04/20 10:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are there good used DP's under $40,000?

I picked up a 2003 Bounder DP for $39k 3 years ago. It's been bullet proof so far. The only repair was a $5 reed switch for the steps.
thelazyl 07/15/20 05:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kwikee Steps

I had similar symptoms with mine - they were acting possessed. It turned out to be a bad reed switch that is connected with the screen door. I'm told they often go bad. There are different kinds of switches - those that are default open or default closed. Since I couldn't figure out which one my unit expected I got one that is configurable either way.
thelazyl 05/19/20 10:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Removing dinette from a Newmar Bay Star

We considered this in our class A but it looks like we'd have to also do finish work (wall paper) behind one of the benches. We decided to keep the dinette and when we upgrade (when I get closer to retirement) we'll look for a table/chairs configuration.
thelazyl 05/14/20 09:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiffin Allerro

I agree with previous posters and will also add my 2 cents. Although Tiffin has a good reputation in terms of quality and service, condition is more important than the brand - a used RV with known issues can become a money pit rapidly. Always get a certified RV inspector - it should run $200-300 depending on your area.
thelazyl 05/05/20 11:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: High end gasser or entry level DP

I pay ~$300 for oil (20 quarts), oil filter, fuel filter, and air filter on our DP. I do this each season and we drive about 5,000 files a year. Every other year I also so the transmission. It took me awhile to find a good diesel mechanic. It turns out, since I live near a logging community, I was able to find a good one that works on logging trucks. I don't plan on going back to a gasser. I've been spoiled by the DP.
thelazyl 05/05/20 09:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: High end gasser or entry level DP

As to the difference in ride between varying levels of DP's - I suspect you will get many answers. I have a used entry-level Fleetwood DP on a Freightliner chassis. The ride is very pleasant - quiet, smooth, and cool. In terms of ride quality I haven't been in a gasser that comes close. When I was younger a gasser was fine for weekend travel while the kids were home. Now that I am nearing retirement I plan to stick with DP's. We, too, were looking first at floor plan and condition. We had a choice between a newer gasser and a DP. We picked the DP and have never regretted it.
thelazyl 05/01/20 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Entrance steps won't go out

I had this exact same symptom last month. I lubricated the joints and it resolved. I doubt that. IF the steps do NOT move lubing will not help. You had a symptom, but NOT the same fault. Doug I don't want to stomp on the OP's thread .. but as a relative newbie I am hoping you will elaborate so I can learn. By "same symptom" I mean the steps would not move but I could hear a "clunk clunk" like they were trying to. I checked electrical connections and the door switches. I then lubricated the hinges and the problem resolved. That was 2 weeks ago and has been consistent since. In a few weeks we hope to start a long trip - is there another type of diagnostic you recommend?
thelazyl 04/13/20 12:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Entrance steps won't go out

I had this exact same symptom last month. I lubricated the joints and it resolved.
thelazyl 04/13/20 11:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which motorhome to buy

Here is what I would consider: 1. Floor plan (in my case happy wife happy life). 2. Condition. Hire an RV inspector 3. Personally I'd pick used and well-maintained over new 4. Your price range can get you into some decent Diesel Pusher units which generally are nicely finished. A pusher has the benefit of a much quieter and comfortable ride.
thelazyl 04/02/20 04:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 07 fleetwood revolution le 40v light issues

I'm not an expert but I did have a similar problem. It turned out one of the lights on the front roof had a water leak.
thelazyl 02/10/20 05:10pm Class A Motorhomes
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