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RE: Gas Class A

A few things to consider. We also did the tent, van, pop-up, and fiver before getting our now Class A gasser. We only use ours five or six times a year for a week or two at a time. WE own a diesel truck which we used to drag the fiver. This is the best vehicle I've ever owned, a 2007 model, so I started looking at the DP's. After considering the initial cost of a newer used one and maintenance cost thereafter, I decided to go with our 2014 Tiffin Allegro, with the V-10 motor. The oil change on my gasser is less than $50.00. As others have stated, the motor is louder going up hills, but on level roads we find it very quiet. You probably will be parked much more than traveling, so make sure whatever you decide, you like the layout of the living quarters. We just completed a round trip to Wyoming from Texas for the high school rodeo finals, and enjoyed every bit of our trip. Since Covid is pretty much behind us, the used RV's have come down in price, so you may be jumping in at a good time. When looking, I narrowed it down to the Fleetwood Bounder, Newmar, and Tiffin Allegro. We liked these for good reviews and models having the bath and a half. WE found that Winnie had many roof design problems on some models. Check out RV Expert on You-Tube. Good Luck.... Skip
wjschill 08/12/22 01:16pm Class A Motorhomes
What a shame

Wake up Texans!!! Just completing a trip from Dallas to Gillette, WY to attend the national high school rodeo finals. Visited Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, Sturgis, Crazy horse, and many other areas. What beautiful places, and country!! The difference....No trash anywhere!!! Even Wal-Marts parking areas were clean and uncluttered. We're Texans thru and thru, but what an poor example we set for the rest of our country. Closing our southern border would be a great start!! Skip
wjschill 07/23/22 07:41pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2014 Ford V-10 Dropped plastic cap down oil fill tube

Well,gee...wiz, Mitch. I stand corrected.... Skip
wjschill 07/12/22 05:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2014 Ford V-10 Dropped plastic cap down oil fill tube

I would think the filler tube routes directly to the oil pan reservoir. The oil pump should have a pre-screen before supplying oil through the oil filter and then to the engine ports. Running the motor shouldn't be a problem. It's not like the old motors with the sump/splash pickup. Now, I'm showing my age...LOL. If it's not stuck in the oil filler tube, just drain the oil and remove the oil pan to retrieve it. Not a fun job, but very doable. Skip
wjschill 07/11/22 05:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best route

OP here. Thanks for all the info. A special thanks to Thom02099 for the construction information. I don't like going through the narrow lanes with our MH. Great site. Thanks again, Skip
wjschill 07/06/22 12:26pm Roads and Routes
Best route

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wjschill 07/03/22 05:40pm Class A Motorhomes
Best route

Hey guys. We are traveling to Gillette, WY next week for the National High School rodeo finals. Looking at going through Amarillo, TX or Wichita, KS, from Dallas. Any suggestions of the best direction? Thanks, Skip
wjschill 07/03/22 05:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: Black tank not draining!

WOW!!! Way2roll....What a great video!! This guy had to be an Aggie engineer from Texas A&M. Only one I'd know to go to such lengths. I wonder if the results would have been different if using square ice cubes rather than rounded ones? Good input....Thanks Skip
wjschill 05/11/22 12:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black tank not draining!

I've heard of ice cubes in the black tank will help break up the poo mtn, as you are traveling down the road. Can't hurt... Good Luck. Skip
wjschill 05/11/22 07:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cruise control

OP here. Dutch was right on the mark. I YOU-TUBED that CC switch on the master cylinder, and saw where this has been a problem on many Ford trucks. I found it on Amazon for about $38.00. Mine was actually on a line below the MC, and very easy to change out. Everything works as it should, now. Thanks to all for your responses. Skip
wjschill 05/10/22 08:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cruise control

OP here. We are part timers, and last outing was in January, and it worked fine. However, the windshield washer pump failed, which I replaced, and now works. Don't know if there's anything in that area of the motor that I might have disturbed. Also, this is a 2014 Tiffin Allegro gasser. Thanks guys. Skip
wjschill 04/28/22 10:07pm Class A Motorhomes
Cruise control

Our cruise control stopped working on our F53 frame MH. It has the ford v-10 engine. Any ideas what I can check? All advice appreciated. Skip
wjschill 04/28/22 07:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: GAS CLASS A. Vs. Dually

My..Oh my..Oh my...!! DW and I traveled F/T for three years after retirement, in a fiver pulled by our Chevy 2500. We hung it up several years back and built our lake house. Last year, she decided we needed to start camping again, part time. So, I agreed, but only in a MH. While pulling the fiver, it seemed that we were always in downtown Houston, or another big city, you know three lanes from one side or the other, and she says..." Honey, I have to pee...right now!!" Now, I say " Go back and take care of your business, wash your hands, and bring me a ham sandwich on the way back." For us older folks, the MH is best. Life is short....Try as much as you can, at least once. Happy Travels......Skip
wjschill 04/17/22 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
Better handling

I'm sure this has been brought up before, but we are new to the class A experience, so here goes. We just bought a Tiffin 36LA, and although it rides pretty good, I'm always interested in better safety and performance. Looking at adding the Safe T Plus (stabilizer) and changing the sway bars (front and rear) to the CHF. For those that have tried it, how do you like it? Thanks, Skip
wjschill 11/27/21 04:44pm Class A Motorhomes
I did not know

We have a 2007 Chevy HD 2500 truck that we bought new. We pulled and lived in a fiver for three years. I had the tranny serviced every 25,000 miles while towing, and since, every 50,000 not towing. The truck has 226,000 miles on it. It started showing signs of leakage a few months back, and I assumed it was the front seal. I added fluid as needed. I decided to take it in to a tranny shop. They tell me that even though it (allison) has a spin on filter, there is also one a located inside the pan. So, those of you that want a complete tranny service, you might want to consider pulling the pan for the internal filter as well. Hope this helps with those with the Duramax/Allison combo. Skip
wjschill 11/15/21 03:43pm Class A Motorhomes
Diamond Shield

We have the DS on the front of our MH. There are several spots under it, probably mold. It's not real bad right now, but I read that it's quite costly to have replaced. What other options have others gone with? I've even thought, when it's time, just have it removed and repaint the front cab. Thanks, Skip
wjschill 11/13/21 10:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice please

OP here. I went with the Gorilla two part epoxy. I mixed it in a large syringe from Walmart and applied under the trim. I cleaned under the trim with rubbing alcohol before applying. I positioned a board with a little force on top of the trim. Looks like this will work just fine. Will remove board tomorrow. Note: If you want to use this method, be ready to apply the epoxy ASAP, as it sets up in the syringe in about five minutes. Thanks for the input. Skip
wjschill 11/13/21 03:37pm Class A Motorhomes
Advice please

Our (new to us) motorhome has a small section of outside trim that has separated from the fiberglass wall. It's about a 20 inch gap (about 3/8") that I can pull open, but not able to get inside for a good cleaning. What is the best adhesive to use? This is my only one shot, so I want the best I can get. Thanks.... Skip
wjschill 11/12/21 01:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: You're kidding...Right?

OP here. My wife is still "stocking" the mh. When she runs out of room, I'll get it weighed and use the tire chart. Thanks for all your input....Very helpful... Skip
wjschill 11/11/21 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rv specific soap and waxes

OK...This is going to seem crazy, but here goes. Tiffin recommends a mixture of baby shampoo and vinegar...not sure of the ratio, as I don't have the manual in front of me. We live on a lake and have many windows about 12 feet high. As I get older, climbing a ladder every spring gets less inviting. My neighbor had some guys from Louisiana washing his house, including windows. They gave me their recipe which was a mixture of Dawn dish detergent and vinegar. Spray it on...rinse it off. I thought...Better than climbing a ladder, so I tried it. Came out pretty good, with no scrubbing. But, I found that after the rinse, spraying down with demin water in a pump up sprayer worked great, with no spots. So, I'm going to try the Tiffin mixture followed by the demin water on my first wash. We just bought the coach a couple weeks back, so haven't tried it yet. I'll post after my wash...Good Luck. Skip
wjschill 11/10/21 05:30pm Class A Motorhomes
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